Stock Market Analysis

An interesting piece of statistic released by Stats Canada pitted me even more against feminism, which is a peculiar position to be in, considering I am a woman. As it turned out, one third of Canadian women make more money than their husbands. It is still only a…

Everyday I follow the same routine. I look for any material news from the hundreds of stocks I already follow. I peruse Wall Street's upgrades and downgrades, earnings reports, and I run my screens looking for new opportunities. Often, though, I find it pays to stick with your…

You really have to be careful when you are speculating on the stock market. If you are into trading speculative stocks, you have to be on the case on a full-time basis if you want to maximize your profits and reduce your losses. If there is one reality…

In spite of its slide, Internet search engine Google Inc. (NASDAQ/GOOG) is valued at a whopping $112 billion, not too bad for a company that made its IPO debut on August 19, 2004.  Google's success has been largely driven by the turnaround in the online advertising market that…

Long-time readers of this column know of my affinity for the alternative energy sector. This new industry represents the future of the economy and there are some great companies out there in which to invest. One super small company that really has some great products is Carmanah Technologies…

A company we talked about last year, Distributed Energy Systems Corp. (NASDAQ/DESC) just came out with financial results that weren't very good. The company is trying its best, but, as it turns out, the alternative energy industry is still a risky market sector in which to operate. We…

Where is the leadership in this market? I'm not sure there is any, and this isn't good for stocks. With the possible exception of Exxon Mobil and Caterpillar, virtually every Dow stock is down. Some have been down for years. Take the venerable General Electric. Many view this…

Google Inc. (NASDSAQ/GOOG) inspired us this week with strong operating results and guidance. The stock traded as high as $383.90 on Tuesday, edging up over $8 a share even when the overall market was reacting negatively to a 25-basis point increase in the Fed Funds rate to 4%.…

As George Leong already discussed, Barrick Gold Corp. has placed a multi-billion-dollar bid to take over its rival Placer Dome Inc. If this deal goes through, it would create not only a North American conglomerate, but the largest gold miner in the world, moving the current leader --…

Did you notice the slip in oil prices last week from over $66 a barrel for spot oil on the New York Mercantile Exchange to just above $63 last Thursday? So what gives?  On the surface, it is clear that the market is still trying to adjust to…

There is so much exploration and development spending in the oil and gas business these days that energy service companies are chomping at the bit for new employees. They just can't get a hold of enough skilled personnel to handle all the business from oil and gas producers.…

The best investment analyst in the English speaking world is Jim Rogers. You likely know who this is already, but if you don't, he is the fellow who partnered with George Soros to create the Quantum Fund, one of the most successful hedge funds in the world. During…

Kirk Kerkorian has a cool name and a lot of money, but he may be just a little off his rocker, wanting to take a position in General Motors. This financier wants to buy about 9% of GM's outstanding stock, representing about 28 million shares for $31 each.…

Here's how to hone in on the still perfectly legal "secret" strategy used by some of Wall Street's most conniving, most manipulative (and most successful) super-rich traders, so you too can rake in huge, over-night profits like these: 87% profit in just 22 days on Teleplus Enterprises 74%…

Investors following his guidance for the last 22 years have amassed great wealth. But their market-beating mentor never offered them his own opinion. And he still doesn't! See why he says, "My opinion is worthless. But what I tell investors makes them rich!" Let me confess to you…

If you really want to know how any type of market is doing, you really have to get your hands dirty and find out for yourself. Ever the enquirer, I enjoy seeing events happen first-hand. About two weeks ago, I was scheduled to be in downtown Toronto, and…

Have you ever been at a party when someone starts talking about a TV show or TV star? Did you notice how quickly people click in to the program or actor/actress? It's almost immediate. I always feel left out of these conversations for the simple reason that I…

This past July, I recommend a stock called iBasis Inc. at 54 cents a share. It skyrocketed to $1.97 by early December--- making my readers 265% profit. Loudeye Corp. was another stock I recommended at the low price of 31 cents. I believed the right management could turn…

I know of a $1 stock that I'm very confident will be a $6 stock within the next 12 months. My other top pick is a breakthrough stock already up 220%-- and I expect it to rise 525% from its current price! This exciting stock, currently selling for…