Tony Termini, BS, MIM

Tony Termini, BS, MIM, is a contributor to Profit Confidential. He began his investment career in the mid-1980s at Kidder, Peabody & Company’s Private Client Group. After nearly 20 years in San Francisco with stints at Bear Stearns and Merrill Lynch, Tony joined Kochis Fitz (now Aspiriant), one of the largest independent Wealth Management firms in the country. He was a contributor to the book Wealth Management: A Concise Guide to Financial Planning and Investment Management for Wealthy Clients.

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Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) stock went public on May 18, 2012, as you may know. It was not an auspicious occasion. Priced at $38.00, the opening bid for FB stock on that first day of trading was a couple of cents more than $42.00. It traded up to $45.00 that…

SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Inc. merged with XM Satellite Radio Holdings, Inc. in July 2008 to form what is today Sirius XM Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI). Since then, the company's revenues have grown at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.17% after posting huge losses in both 2008 and 2009.…

Sometimes a future investment opportunity is difficult to see. This is the case for First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSLR) right now. With a price that is lower than half of what it was in March, First Solar stock may be worth another look. Before I go into the potential…

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) is the world’s leading developer and publisher of online and console ("X-Box," "PlayStation," etc.) video games. The game franchises that ATVI owns include Call of Duty, Candy Crush, Destiny, Diablo, Farm Hero, Guitar Hero, Skylanders, StarCraft, and World of Warcraft. Activision’s titles are among the…

The key markets for many semiconductor manufacturers like Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) from here on out are games, virtual reality consoles, and everything you can stuff into the bag called the Internet of Things (IoT). However, I believe that Intel stock is different.  Before I go into the “Buck…

Square Inc (NYSE: SQ) stock will celebrate its one-year anniversary as a public company on November 19. Investors lucky enough to get an allocation of Square stock on the IPO have about a 28% gain. Those who missed getting an allocation and bought on the opening have a…

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) stock purchased on January 3, 2011 is worth some 30.0% less today.  AMD stock has provided investors with a compound annual growth rate (loss actually) of -6.91%. Now, in fairness, AMD stock is up more than 233% since the beginning of 2016, but, as…

Since the beginning of 2014, NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) stock has risen more than 273.0%.  And that doesn’t include NVIDIA's $0.46 dividend, which, at the current price, tacks on an addition 0.77% of total return annually.  But can this spectacular run in NVDA stock continue and, if so, for…

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) stock is undergoing a transition the likes of which it has not seen since Thomas J. Watson, Jr. was President and CEO of the company. According to IBM stock lore, “the ascension of Thomas J. Watson, Jr. to IBM’s presidency in 1952 marks…

As you may recall, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) was the largest U.S.-listed initial public offering (IPO) in history. Alibaba stock raised nearly $25.0 billion on its NYSE-listed debut on September 19, 2014. But well before BABA stock was trading, and back in the old days of corporate…

Under Water Almost Since its IPO; is Now the Time to Buy GLUU stock? Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ:GLUU) went public on March 22, 2007 at $11.50 a share. Glu Mobil stock strolled higher that spring until one day in the middle of June, when a few trades printed…

Many people are familiar with BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) and the iconic e-mail devices introduced by the company in the mid-1990s. As you may recall, in the early 2000s, “Palm Pilots,” and the operating system on which they ran, controlled about 70% of the worldwide market for handheld personal…

Panera Bread Co (NASDAQ:PNRA) is pushing the envelope of technology in ways that just didn’t happen a few years ago. In 2014, Panera Bread tested a new concept that they called “Panera 2.0.” The idea was to integrate technology to improve their customers’ overall dining experience (quicker and…

Wells Fargo Stock May Have Finally Bottomed It has been a rocky road for Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE: WFC) stock, but the worst may be over. In April, Wells Fargo & Co settled the lawsuit that the U.S. Department of Justice brought against it for improper lending…

More Upside for SWIR Stock? Sierra Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWIR) is referred to as a pure play in the Internet of Things (IoT) space. It makes communication devices like SIMs, routers, gateways, and embedded modules and offers cloud and connectivity services.  In layperson’s terms, Sierra Wireless, Inc. makes…

Any More Upside in eBay Stock? eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY) will be 21 years old next month, making it one of the oldest Internet companies in existence. So, what can investors expect from eBay stock, and is it worth owning long-term? Before I get into that, let’s consider the…

Is This a Problem for Fitbit Stock? Fitbit Inc (NYSE:FIT) debuted as a public company a bit more than a year ago. So far, Fitbit stock has not been a stellar performer. It was priced at $20.00 and its opening trade the next day was $30.40. It traded…

Positive Reviews For Sony’s Entry into Virtual Reality Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) has announced the release date of its widely anticipated head-mounted virtual reality hardware for the Sony “PlayStation 4” (PS4) system. The Sony “PlayStation VR” (PS VR) release date is scheduled for October 13, 2016 and represents…