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COLUMBIA, SC/USA - JUNE 4, 2018: Aflac Insurance corporate building and trademark logo. American Family Life Assurance Company is an American insurance company.

AFL Shares Setting Up for a Breakout

Insurance stocks like AFL can make a great addition to your stock portfolio as the business has the potential to produce excellent long-term returns. It is also a business that works in strong economies as well as during recessions, and anytime in between. Shares of Aflac (AFL) underperformed the overall stock market in 2020 and […]

6 Questions To Ask During This Earnings Season

6 Questions To Ask During This Earnings Season

Every earnings season, I check the results from hundreds of publicly traded companies. In the past, for most companies, a quick scan of the earnings results would show whether or not a company remained on its expected trajectory. The 2020 fourth-quarter earnings results will be very different. They will tell the tale of a very […]

Papa John’s Shows Signs of Breaking Out

Papa John’s Shows Signs of Breaking Out

Papa John’s (PZZA) is up 33% in 2020 overall, but still down 18% from its early September all-time high of $102.25. Following a recent consolidation period between $80-$82.50, shares are showing signs of breaking out and could be setting up for a return to the high $90s over the next few months. In early November, […]

Trade of the Week: INTC

Trade of the Week: INTC

The big earnings loser last week was Intel (INTC), the semiconductor giant. INTC badly missed earnings with a delay in production of their next-gen chip. The stock price dropped over 16% on the day after earnings were announced. As you’d expect, options volume was very high during the move, with a surprising amount of action […]

Three Dividend Payers Hitting New Highs During the Pandemic

Three Dividend Payers Hitting New Highs During the Pandemic

The shutdowns ordered by city and state officials had the perverse effect of labeling brick-and-mortar businesses as either essential or non-essential. An essential business designation allowed those businesses to remain open. Non-essential companies were forced to close their doors; those companies whose employees could not do their jobs from home soon found they were furloughing […]

Trade of the Week: Costco

Trade of the Week: Costco

After earnings last week, there was quite a bit of options action in Costco (COST). With the pandemic in full swing, COST has performed better than many retail stocks due to the nature of its business. That is, bulk buying is exactly what people were looking for during a prolonged period of being stuck at […]

This Wall Street Data Provider Is Set to Rally in 2020

This Wall Street Data Provider Is Set to Rally in 2020

So the President gets impeached and Wall Street treats it like one giant snoozefest. If someone told you a year ago that Brexit would finally get done and President Trump would be impeached, you’d probably assume that the markets would be going bonkers. It hasn’t. Instead, the stock market’s as calm as ever. Let’s look […]