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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 […]

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 […]

This Could End Up as the Biggest Ponzi Scheme in History

This Could End Up as the Biggest Ponzi Scheme in History

The great economist Hyman Minsky coined the term “Ponzi finance” to describe the situation when borrowers use more borrowed money to pay their debts. The U.S. government engages in Ponzi finance every day since it is incapable of repaying the more than $17 trillion it has borrowed. On a smaller scale, the Commonwealth of Puerto […]

Buy These 2 Potential Takeover Targets

Buy These 2 Potential Takeover Targets

The stock market has been on a prodigious bull run since last summer, and with the major indices hitting new all-time highs with regularity, many analysts feel valuations have gotten out of control. Most investors, after all, buy stocks with the hope of selling them at a higher price at a later date – their […]

Avoid these 3 stocks in the hot SaaS industry

Avoid these 3 stocks in the hot SaaS industry

“Software as a Service” and “cloud computing” were the hottest bull-market buzzwords of last summer. Leaders in the “SaaS” industry include Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), Workday (NYSE: WDAY), and ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW). These companies distribute software via the Web, using a subscription-based licensing model. Software is centrally hosted on “the cloud” (a connected “server of servers”) […]

2 Stocks Set To Rebound on Strong Technicals

2 Stocks Set To Rebound on Strong Technicals

With the stock market regularly hitting new all-time highs, now is not the time to go hunting for value. Instead, you should be looking for momentum stocks – the stocks that are hitting new highs themselves and taking the broad-market averages along for the ride. But why not try to identify bullish stocks that have […]

Buy These 5 Stocks on the Market’s Overreaction

Buy These 5 Stocks on the Market’s Overreaction

The stock market can be fickle and hasty at times. Stocks often see large selloffs due to earnings misses or unforeseen events. But in many cases the selloffs are due to near-term pressure that doesn’t impact the long-term growth story. Billionaire Warren Buffett famously said that “price is what you pay, value is what you […]