Author: Jason Seagraves

Positive Earnings Surprises Will Boost These 5 Stocks

Positive Earnings Surprises Will Boost These 5 Stocks

Low gas prices and interest rates have left American consumers with more money in their pockets. This should lead to quarterly earnings surprises for some consumer discretionary stocks. With the Federal Reserve reiterating its low-interest rate policy, and with oil and gas prices lower thanks to the U.S. shale boom, American consumers are left with […]

Profit from a Market Correction with These 3 Strategies

Profit from a Market Correction with These 3 Strategies

The stock market is long overdue for a correction, especially in the face of a tense geopolitical environment and with rising interest rates on the horizon. Instead of pulling out of the market, investors should look for ways to profit to the downside. After all, volatility is typically greater during bear markets than bull markets, […]

3 Organic Takeover Plays – and the Prices to Pay for Them

3 Organic Takeover Plays – and the Prices to Pay for Them

Natural and organic foods have officially moved out of “fad” territory to become a dominant trend. Last week’s acquisition of organic packaged-foods company Annie’s by traditional industry player General Mills indicates the likelihood of more health-food takeover plays by traditional packaged-foods companies in the coming months. However, with natural and organic food stocks at rich […]

The Top 5 R&D Stocks to Cash in on the Biotech Boom

The Top 5 R&D Stocks to Cash in on the Biotech Boom

The FDA has ramped up specialty-drug approvals and, as a result, cash has streamed into the biotechnology space. Many leading biotech firms are sitting on mountains of cash, leaving them with plenty to spend on research and development in the final four months of 2014 and into 2015. Companies that provide research-related products and services […]

4 Stocks That Could Easily Post Double-Digit Gains by Christmas

4 Stocks That Could Easily Post Double-Digit Gains by Christmas

With many stocks at all-time highs and the market’s valuation constantly in question, value stocks are getting harder to find. Stocks trading well beneath their 52-week highs but that otherwise look fundamentally sound offer the best opportunity for upside potential while simultaneously offering downside protection. The S&P 500 closed at a record high of 1,992.37 […]

3 Resilient Tech Stocks to Add to Your Portfolio

3 Resilient Tech Stocks to Add to Your Portfolio

Stocks in general took a bearish turn for most of August, but they’ve experienced a mini-recovery over the past two weeks. The broad-market S&P 500 remains in a downtrend, though, as do industrial stocks like the blue-chip components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Tech, by contrast, has been resilient, and tech stocks look like […]

3 ‘Old Economy’ Small Caps to Buy Today

3 ‘Old Economy’ Small Caps to Buy Today

The exuberant bull market of the past year has redefined traditional terms like “value” and “growth,” just as low interest rates have redefined “high yield.” With market caps still swollen, the old definition of “small caps” – previously defined as stocks with between $300 million and $2 billion in market capitalization – has been adjusted […]

3 Gold Miner Stocks to Buy – And 3 to Avoid

3 Gold Miner Stocks to Buy – And 3 to Avoid

As of the end of last week, gold prices are down 46% from their September, 2011 peak. The share prices of gold miners, which normally trade in tandem with gold, are also down 46% from their highs – but they’re up 39% year-to-date, in a rare instance in which gold-miner stocks have significantly outperformed gold. […]