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Johnson & Johnson, 3M, Union Pacific 3 Stocks to Consider Buying While the Market Is Slow

By Monday, March 2, 2015

Reliable Stocks MarketA lot of earnings news got ignored by this stock market, and I believe it’s a genuine sign that this is very much a market that’s tired out, with investors not particularly enthused about bidding.
There continues to be an ongoing presentation of conflicting economic data. While orders for durable goods (including transportation) grew 2.8% in January, existing-home sales came in lower than expected.
It’s kind of like we’re in… Read More

Call Options Your Best Strategy to Buy with Markets at Their Highs?

By Friday, February 27, 2015

Call Options Your Best StrategyStock Markets Still Near Record-Highs… Read More
In my previous commentary last week, I suggested the stock market would likely go higher by year-end. But I also warned that investors keep their guard up and enjoy some profits.
Now here we are, a week later, and the stock market is at yet another record-high after the moves by the DOW and S&P 500 on Tuesday.
Technology continues to provide the stock market

Starbucks a Standout Among Strong Restaurant Stocks

By Friday, February 27, 2015

Restaurant StocksThere continues to be a lot of strength among restaurant companies and while each specific situation is different, lower gas prices and increased spending are helping the industry.
The Highlights Among Restaurant Stocks
A solid holding in this market remains Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (CBRL)… Read More. The position has done incredibly well since last October and the company recently beat Wall Street consensus, while raising this year’s guidance.

What Happens If Greece Exits the Eurozone?

By Thursday, February 26, 2015

Greece Exits the EurozoneGreece’s Anti-Austerity Platform Reimagined… Read More
What happens if Greece exits the eurozone? We’ll have to wait until the end of June to find out. Or at least be subject to four more months of pundits explaining what could happen.
That’s because Greece’s creditors, the “Troika” (the European Central Bank, the European Commission, and the International Monetary Fund), agreed to a four-month extension on Friday, February 20. With an extension until the

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 Bore
We’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

Fiesta Restaurant Stock Reports Double-Digit Growth and More Momentum

By Monday, February 23, 2015

Fiesta Restaurant StockDouble-digit growth is a tough thing for equity investors to find these days, but there’s still a good amount of it with restaurant stocks.
As a sector, restaurants remain a top area for speculative investors. The right chain at the right time can really make money for shareholders, especially when tastes change, as evidenced by the tremendous success of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG)… Read More.
Fiesta Restaurant Group
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Marriott, Travel Stocks Report Strong Numbers; Good Sign for Broader Market?

By Friday, February 20, 2015

Broader Market Good SignIf transportation stocks have been some of the strongest performers in this market (aside from the considerably more speculative biotechnology sector), then airlines and railroads have been the leaders.
While lodging stocks are excluded from the Dow Jones Transportation Average, they are related to business conditions within the transportation industry. Many of these companies are doing great on the stock market—and that could be a good sign for the broader… Read More

Why It’s Not Time to Sell Stocks Yet (Despite Markets’ Record-Highs)

By Friday, February 20, 2015

Not Time to Sell StocksThe stock market continues to ride higher as we approach the 15th anniversary of the high of the NASDAQ, prior to the subsequent sell-off that drove sellers to the exits in a frantic dash.
The situation looks different this time around, but you have to wonder about the rapid ascent of the stock market in February after the negative January. The advance in the stock market this month should not… Read More

Four Strategies to Protect Yourself from a Stock Market Crash

By Thursday, February 19, 2015

Stock Market Crash
Stock 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