This Lithium Stock Is Up 120% and Could Run Higher

This Lithium Stock Is Up 120% and Could Run Higher

By now, everyone has heard how the shortage of semiconductors has constrained production from automakers. Well, move over semiconductors, now the lack of lithium supply threatens to hold back the entire electric vehicle (EV) revolution. And just months ago lithium carbonate prices high all-time highs. Some prices for the key metals used in batteries for […]

This Unexpected Stock is the Real 5G Winner

This Unexpected Stock is the Real 5G Winner

Ever since the onset of the pandemic, one consistent characteristic of the global economy has come to the fore again and again: shortages of physical goods. The latest shortage to rear its head is a worldwide shortage of fiber-optic cable, driving up prices and lengthened product delivery times and endangering telecommunications companies’ ambitious plans to […]

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These Preferred Shares May Be About to Double

Back in March, investors in the Cedar Realty Trust (CDR) preferred shares went into an uproar (and selling mode) when the company agreed to be sold to Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust (WHLR). The deal closes next week, so it’s a good time to revisit the investment potential of the CDR preferred shares. Because I […]

What’s The Reasoning Behind This Massive Energy Trade?

What’s The Reasoning Behind This Massive Energy Trade?

Unusual options activity placed Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) into the spotlight last week. It turns out a massive options trade of 150,000 contracts traded in a spread, with about $16 million of capital required. This one trade accounted for nearly half the options traded on the day. It appears the position may be […]

Trade of the Week: Emerging Market Bonds

Trade of the Week: Emerging Market Bonds

The iShares JP Morgan USD Emerging Market Bond ETF (EMB) is an asset allocation fund for those wanting exposure to emerging market government bonds. The ETF pays a reasonable dividend but it doesn’t generally move all that much. A well-capitalized trader is likely trying to boost returns on the low-volatility product by utilizing a covered […]

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How to Use Dividends to Find the Best Tech Stock

When we talk about tech stock investing, we hear discussions of all sorts about different measures used for picking stocks. For example, some tech investors use year-over-year revenue growth. Others subscribe to a theory that has been floating around for many years, that the secret to picking tech stocks was looking at the percentage of […]

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This Shale Pioneer Refocusing on Natural Gas

Forget oil—the real money is in natural gas. Or at least that’s the message coming from a pioneer of the U.S. shale revolution, Chesapeake Energy (CHK). From Prince to Pauper to Prince Again? Once upon a time—when its stock was valued at more than $35 billion and its CEO, Aubrey McClendon, had the biggest pay […]