Small-Cap Stocks

In today's column, I'd like to talk about an innovative American company that's making a product that people really like. It's a luxury product that not everyone can afford, but I know some people with this luxury item and they would never be without it. What I'm talking…

Remember that jewelry company I recently wrote about? The company's name is LJ International Inc. (NASDAQ/JADE). This company is an excellent case study as a successful small-cap investment. This company is definitely worth looking into. LJ considers itself one of the fastest growing jewelry companies in the world.…

I've never been one to be much interested in jewelry. I don't particularly like wearing any, and I've lost my affinity for fancy watches. Frankly, you can't beat the reliability of a Timex, and you most certainly can't beat the price. One thing I do like, however, is…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Stock markets are on the retreat once more this week, after failing to hold above key technical resistance levels. Selling has been across the board from small-caps to large-caps to technology.  But for those of you who have followed my commentary, the recent failure of the NASDAQ to…

One pick is up 1,540% so far and we've just uncovered 3 stocks that will probably do even better!  Get ready for a 1,000-point NASDAQ explosion!  The fuse is already lit. The NASDAQ's gains of 2004 will seem like a tiny Chinese firecracker pop compared to the ballistic…