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It really is tough trying to pick turnaround stocks. This strategy can be very profitable, but the investment risks are high. The vast majority of individual investors want to buy shares in companies whose stock prices are very low. I guess it is human nature, but in my…

The markets appear to be at a standstill. Stock markets hesitated last week despite a valiant effort by the tech-laden NASDAQ, which traded at a new five-year high on Wednesday and Thursday before Friday's pullback. And the failure of the blue chip DOW to hold after breaking resistance…

Over the past six months or so, investors owning uranium stocks had every reason to be happy. It almost did not matter which stock they picked, since the majority of them posted considerable gains. Lombardi Financial was also at the party. Investors subscribing to our EXPLOSIVE MINE STOCKS…

After some concerns regarding retail sales and consumer confidence in December 2005, recent economic data has exhibited some optimism as we progress along in 2006.  The January Consumer Confidence number was strong, coming in at 106.3 versus the estimated 105. It was the second straight month in which…

I prefer bagels to donuts. And if you are an investor in Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. (NYSE/KKD), you may want to exit as soon as possible, if you haven't already done so. In past columns, I commented on how Krispy Kreme was facing a difficult upward path, trying…

One area of the market we haven't talked about in a while is pure play technology. I find myself unenthusiastic about large-cap technology companies, although I'm sure there are some attractive opportunities in that sector. However, I have been seeing life in the telecommunications sector of late; in…

I'm convinced of price inflation in another important market sector. The price of food is going to go up. It's the beginning of another investment theme that I'm really getting excited about. Organic foods are slowly but surely taking over the marketplace. If you ask anyone whether they…

It's earnings season, and it's a great time to peruse the stock market looking for companies generating earnings growth. In the equity markets, everything is relative. You can have a company generating 40% in earnings growth, and the stock might go down. Alternatively, you can have a company…

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The month of October has always been a tough month for stocks. Perhaps it's related to third quarter earnings, which tend to be the fiscal year's weakest. October is always a "wait and see" month. In fact, it's a "wait and see" stock market right now. Despite some…

Stocks saw increased selling last week on earnings and economic concerns. Take a look at the charts and you'll see a precarious situation for stocks in the near term. The S&P 500 broke below 1,200 last Wednesday for the first time since July 8. The DOW may test…

What a week and year it has been for makers of flash memory. After major price wars and depressed sales and earnings, things are finally beginning to look up for many companies in the sector.  Flash memory makers saw some heavy buying in recent sessions that may finally…

I just came back from a week's vacation. My family and I took a road trip -- boy, were the exorbitant gas prices at the pump difficult to stomach! Two years ago, it cost me $50 to fill up my tank. Today, given the rapidly rising gas prices,…

And now some reflections on large-cap stocks. The trend in many large-cap stocks is telling, and the outlook isn't particularly good. General Electric Co. (NYSE/GE), often considered the best- managed company on the planet, is having a tough time in this market. In fact, it's been having a…

In recent columns, I have discussed the Internet and its growing role in everyday life. As an avid user of the Internet for everything from paying bills on-line to buying goods and planning my vacation, I could be considered the typical Internet consumer.  I buy books via Amazon.com…

If the majority of your cash is held in large-cap stocks, you probably are somewhat envious of small-cap investors at this time. The blue-chip DOW is down 1.30% so far this year, and this is following a poor 3.15% gain in 2004. The year 2003 was much better…

Once in a while, I like to talk about trading strategy. I'm often surprised to see how many active traders buy and sell stocks with little regard for sound portfolio management strategies.  It used to be that widows and pension funds held large-cap blue chip stocks. They were…

You probably all know that the Internet is here to stay. Brick and mortar stores will also remain, but the trend towards establishing an on-line presence has never been stronger. All major retailers have an on-line presence, and, so far, web sites have proven to be a nice…

I can't tell you how many times I have heard investors talk about the merits of large-cap stocks. For instance, some believe large-cap stocks tend to be more immune to market shocks. Sounds good, but this is not really true. Just go and ask anyone who owns eBay…