A comprehensive lists of the most active stocks, the biggest gainers, and the market’s biggest decliners. Get a quick snapshot of where the market is right now.
Do you believe in the power of positivity? If so, roll up to Wall Street… because it’s abundant. According to the Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism index, investor optimism is at its second-highest level. The survey of 1,015 Americans with $10,000 to spend outside of their retirement funds recently hit 140 points – just […]
We moved to Texas in the early days of the dot-com boom. I reconnected with a boyhood friend Tom. He has an economics degree from an Ivy League school, became a successful stockbroker and economics consultant. My broker would “suggest” I consider some of the hotshot dot-com stocks. Tom provided a good offset, suggesting caution. […]
I almost feel sorry for the hype machine known as Elon Musk and Tesla. First, the electric car field is becoming crowded with more and more players, making it tougher to stay ahead in the race to an electric future. Then, Musk boasted about the 75-megawatt lithium-ion battery Tesla built within 100 days in Australia […]
One potential aspect of the new tax law working its way through the US Congress is that renewable energy companies will lose some preferential tax treatment. This has caused some worries for investors owning renewable energy stocks. The good news is that renewables are at a point that the companies can compete with traditional energy […]
One of the great things about options is how flexible they can be for custom-designing strategies to meet your needs. With options, even something as mundane as hedging can be done in an interesting and creative manner. This is especially true since volatility ETPs (exchange traded products) have become widely popular among traders and investors. […]
If you watch the financial news networks, you may have formed the impression that e-commerce sales are swamping sales by traditional brick and mortar companies, and that online sales are now the primary venue for people to do their holiday shopping. The news gives that impression because they fail to report the other side of […]
I’ve discussed many times in the past about how it’s smart to always take a global perspective when looking for investment opportunities. A perfect example of this has been in the business headlines for the past several months with the numerous corporate scandals occurring in Japan. These scandals will benefit one of my favorite industries […]
2017 isn’t exactly going out with a bang – but it’s also not ending with a whimper either. We’re actually seeing higher levels of volatility than what we’ve experienced most of the year. Granted, volatility (as measured by the VIX) has been historically low in recent months. However, the end of the year so far […]
After the 2016 election I wrote about Calexit, a movement urging Californians to sign a petition allowing for a secession referendum. In April 2017, they pulled the plug on the initiative when it was discovered the leader of the campaign, Louis J. Marinelli, had Russian connections. He’s now seeking permanent residence in Russia. It didn’t take long […]
With the tech sector outperforming all others, fund managers are actually reducing their holdings. Whether it’s year-end profit-taking or fears of a bubble, here are two critical stocks set to endure for the long term.