Stock Market Analysis

IPO Valuation for Shake Shack Too High for Its Own Good?

By Monday, May 18, 2015

Stock Market AnalysisThe current initial public offering (IPO) market in some circumstances reminds me of the glory days back in 1999 and 2000; when newly minted technology stocks with little business surged to superlative heights driven by euphoric frenzy buying. While the valuation back then was far more out-of-whack than currently, there are situations now that leave me shaking my head and wondering what just happened, even after I do a thorough. Read More

4Q14 Earnings Season Uneventful; Five Stocks to Consider for Steady Return

By Wednesday, February 25, 2015

4Q14 Stock Summary4Q14 Stock Summary: Fourth-Quarter Earnings Season a BoreWe’re now in the lull between earnings seasons, and stocks will trade off economic news and geopolitical events.Fourth-quarter earnings season was fairly uneventful. It seemed that investors basically ignored the results, unsure of whether to buy a market that’s already gone up.There’s been continued strength among technology stocks, and the NASDAQ Composite recently broke out convincingly over 4,750, where it. Read More

Stock Market Overvalued by 66%; Market Crash Coming Soon

By Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Grace Stock FallWhen I look at the stock market, I am worried. I see investors behaving like they do when markets are at their peaks or forming a top. I see irrationality, extreme valuations, and too much optimism among investors.Investors Buying Everything and Anything?Do investors really care about what they are buying these days when it comes to stocks? In just the last few months, I have seen companies do. Read More

Four Strategies to Protect Yourself from a Stock Market Crash

By Thursday, February 19, 2015

Stock Market CrashStock Market Poised for Crash?Admittedly, with the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average trading at record-highs, the idea of a stock market crash isn’t garnering much attention. But despite the euphoria on Wall Street, the pieces necessary for a crash are in place.And investors need to know how to protect themselves from an impending stock market crash. Because if there’s one thing we know about the stock. Read More

Stock Market Sees Worst Decline Since September 2011

By Monday, June 4, 2012

unemployment rateThere were no proverbial May flowers this year when it came to the stock market, with the month showing the worst decline since September 2011. The NASDAQ fell 7.19% in May and 8.54% from the end of the first quarter. The DOW, S&P 500, and Russell 2000 lost over six percent in May. The DOW is up a mere 1.49% for the trailing 12 months, but will likely see a. Read More

Is This the Time to Buy Stocks?

By Sasha Cekerevac, BA Friday, December 23, 2011

"Buying Opportunity: Timing’s Everything"Looking towards 2012, many investors are worried about their assets. Europe is in disarray, the U.S.debt is continuing to balloon, unemployment levels remain high, and no real concrete steps have been taken by political leaders to stem the negative sentiment. With all of this pessimism, in my opinion, this is a great buying opportunity for the long-term investor to acquire solid companies.Generally speaking, you want to buy when people. Read More

The Ironic and Soon to Be Short-lived
Rush to U.S. Treasuries

By Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Here’s how the fable goes…Jim is in the boardroom talking to his three young analysts about where the mutual fund they manage should place its billions of cash, as the firm recently exited some equity positions.“Where are we going to park those couple of billion we have raised?” Jim asks of the young analysts.Bobby says, “Let’s not buy bank issued CDs. Banks really haven’t come clean with. Read More

What You Can Learn From the Solar Energy Market Meltdown

By Thursday, December 15, 2011

For the most part, good timing results in the majority of your investment returns, whether you’re investing in the broader stock market or in a specific market sector. The problem, of course, is that nobody can predict the future and trying to time the stock market is extremely difficult. (See The Best Stock Market Advice I Know: Get Ahead of the Business Cycle.)

How to Pick the Best Stocks
That Pay Dividends

By Wednesday, December 14, 2011

As we all know, this is a very difficult stock market in which to make investments, based on major trends in the global economy. And, even if you identify, research and feel confident about an investment theme or trend on which to speculate, outside shocks like the eurozone debt crisis can blindside your holdings. Without question, the current environment continues to be a difficult one for stock market investors.

Trading Opportunities: Why Nothing
Looks Great at this Time

By Monday, November 21, 2011

It’s a crazy trading environment out there. Whether you are in bank stocks, gold stocks, silver stocks, or even cyclical stocks, the stock market risk is high at this time, as we just completed a volatile week of trading. The European debt crisis is keeping buyers on the sidelines and waiting for something magical to happen. The economic recovery is showing improvement here, but, with a high unemployment rate and declining home prices, it will continue to be a difficult path.

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From: Michael Lombardi, MBA
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