Livent Corp. and The Lithium Sector Show No Signs of Cooling Off

Livent Corp. and The Lithium Sector Show No Signs of Cooling Off

With global leaders demanding millions of electric vehicles (EVs) hit the roads over the next decade, Market Research Future predicts the electric vehicle market will soar to $957.42 billion from $208.95 billion, as noted by TheStreet.com. “Tax breaks, non-monetary benefits such as new car registration and carpool lane access, increased vehicle range, active participation of […]

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How to Beat Inflation No Matter What the Fed Does

Dear Reader, Each quarter, my favorite earnings conference call comes from Starwood Property Trust (STWD) and its CEO, Barry Sternlicht. As the leader of both the publicly traded REIT and the private equity firm he founded, Starwood Capital Group, Sternlicht is excellent about sharing his thoughts on a wide range of financial topics, and recently […]

ON Semiconductor (ON) Hitting on All Cylinders

ON Semiconductor (ON) Hitting on All Cylinders

ON Semiconductor (ON) shares have been on a roll this month after announcing a blowout quarter that exceeded Wall Street’s forecasts. The company is a leading supplier of power and analog semiconductors, as well as imaging sensors—a white-hot market of late. One of the biggest developments to ON’s solid quarter was the company’s concentrated effort […]

One Way To Trade CSCO After It Missed Earnings

One Way To Trade CSCO After It Missed Earnings

Networking giant Cisco Systems (CSCO) dropped 5% the day after earnings were released last week.  The company’s’ guidance was disappointing to investors and revenues were lower than expected.  However, one trader used this opportunity to enter a covered call trade.  The trader purchased 1.35 million shares of CSCO (at $51.77) while selling 13,500 calls that […]

Trade of the Week: LCID

Trade of the Week: LCID

There’s been a crazy amount of options action in recent days in the electric vehicle industry.  Lucid Group (LCID) is one of the latest EV stocks to get lots of attention by traders.  The new company has a market cap larger than Ford (F), at least for the time being.  On a day when over […]

The Only “Covid Recovery” Stock You’ll Need

The Only “Covid Recovery” Stock You’ll Need

Dear Reader, I have seen and heard about a wide range of stocks that investment pundits recommend you buy to profit from the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. With stock prices zooming higher through 2021, it’s hard to determine which “recovery” stocks still have room to run. Here is one that will do very well […]

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A Good Semiconductor Stock to Buy During the Chip Shortage

According to NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang, for example, demand could exceed supply through 2022. Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger says the shortage won’t end until 2023. “We’re in the worst of it now, every quarter, next year we’ll get incrementally better, but they’re not going to have supply-demand balance until 2023,” he told The Independent. STMicro […]

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Why Stock Buybacks Do Nothing for You

Dear Reader, Corporations’ renewed focus on “returning cash to shareholders” is laudable, but misleading. As with all things investment-related, you can only determine whether something is a good deal for investors by understanding the nuances of how companies implement these policies. When business results are good, corporate boards of directors often choose (as they should) […]