Jeff Bezos could become the founding member of the “Four Comma Club” Recently, one of my favorite financial writers, Barbara Kollmeyer of MarketWatch, wondered if Jeff Bezos could become the world’s first trillionaire. It’s not so outlandish a thought. The CEO of Amazon is already one-seventh of the way there. To grow your fortune by […]
Author: Eddy Elfenbein
A 23,000% Profit in 30 Years
In Uncertain Times, Investors Should Focus on High-Quality Companies Ever hear of International Holdings Co. PJSC? Eh… me neither, until recently It’s turns out, the company is surviving the new depression quite well, thank you very much. Bloomberg tells us that in the last year, the shares are up an astounding 2,819%. That’s nearly 30-fold […]
The Three Clean Air Stocks Thriving During the Pandemic
Silver linings. We’ve all been looking for them. I have to stay home… but I get to walk the dog (or play with the cat) more, reconnect with family, catch up on reading (or Netflix (NFLX)), and finally try out meditation or journaling. One of the silver linings emerging from the global situation, not only […]
How Waffles Explain the Global Economy
The Rules for the Global Economy Have Changed Did you hear who’s doing a brisk business thanks to the coronavirus pandemic? I don’t mean Amazon, Walmart, or Zoom, even though they’ve all seen big benefits thanks to social distancing and stay-at-home orders. Instead, I’m talking about a product much closer to my heart. Eggo Waffles! […]
Which Companies Are Flourishing in a Covid-19 World?
Not Everyone Is Feeling the Covid-19 Squeeze Earlier this week, General Motors (GM) said it’s suspending its dividend and halting all share buybacks. This is tough to hear but I can’t say this much of a surprise. The auto giant has been taking it on the chin recently. It’s no secret why. As a result […]
Sell These Stocks That Will Take a Long Time to Recover After This Crisis
For over a month now, I’ve been providing you with predictions about who will come out on top of the new normal that is quickly being established by the novel coronavirus. I’ve told you about stay-at-home stocks, work-from-home stocks, and stocks that will benefit from an acceleration in the move to do business online. The […]
What to Buy When Oil Prices Go Negative
There’s Such Much Oil, They’re Giving It Away The big financial news lately hasn’t been coming from the stock market, but from the oil pits. With most people staying close to home, the global demand for oil has plunged, and its price has dropped through the floor. Actually, not just through the floor, but several […]
Is It Time to Drop Zoom (ZM)?
The novel coronavirus does not discriminate. A prime minister can get COVID-19 just as easily as a convenience store clerk. But the impact of the virus on individual stocks has been extremely varied. There have been massive winners, massive losers, and other stocks that are basically trading where they were a few months or even […]
Who Will Benefit from the Big Stimulus Program?
A $2.2 Trillion Spending Bonanza! With the U.S. economy temporarily frozen, President Trump and Congress came together to agree on a massive stimulus package. The final price tag is $2.2 trillion. It’s hard to explain just how massive that is. I noticed that in the media, the program was often referred to as a “$2 […]
Three Ways to Protect Yourself During the Chaos
Wall Street Lays an Even Bigger Egg Last week was one of the most dramatic weeks in Wall Street history. Twice the New York Stock Exchange had to halt trading because the S&P 500 reached its intra-day down limit. For the first time since the Great Depression, the Dow had back-to-back days where it moved […]