The Cambridge University computer crashed when famous physicist, Steven Hawking published his doctoral thesis. He says, “Each generation stands on the shoulders of those who have gone before them, just as I did as a young Ph.D. student in Cambridge, inspired by the work of Isaac Newton, James Clerk Maxwell, and Albert Einstein.” “Each generation goes […]
In the midst of a much-needed turnaround and upcoming name change, one very well-known pharmaceutical company just suffered a setback on a new drug. And with an astonishing level of debt, investors might have got too carried away with the story. A simple name change won’t fix this stock.
In last week’s article, I told you that some of the world’s leading firms that are making blockchain technologies a part of their everyday business operations, benefiting both the companies and consumers. And how, using current technology, it is difficult to trace every item through every step of a supply chain that is often very […]
If you have any interest in economic policy, especially macroeconomic policy and repercussions, now is about as interesting as it gets. I realize most people don’t get a hoot about macroeconomics, but it can be very useful for analyzing trading opportunities. (For me, it goes beyond that since I have a degree in economics which […]
The signs are that the energy infrastructure/midstream sector have set up for a multi-year bull market recovery from the declines of the previous two years. A handful of energy midstream companies have gotten a jump on their peers and have already put up nice gains to date in 2018. Even with the 20% to 30% […]
Sometimes investment opportunities can be found in the most innocuous of headlines. A perfect example of this occurred in the back-and-forth tariff threats between the U.S. and China. One of the Chinese government’s threatened retaliation measures would be to impose tariffs on the most successful export industry the United States has had in recent years […]
Under normal circumstance, iShares 20+ Treasury Bond ETF (NASDAQ: TLT), isn’t the sort of ETF you’d expect to highlight because of its potential to move more than expected. Long bonds, which TLT replicates, are tied to interest rates. And interest rates don’t tend to move that much over short periods of time. TLT still manages […]
The conversation started when daughter Holly asked, “Are you really going to drive for over six hours to meet a guy for lunch?” “Yep!” I said. My wife Jo chimed in, “Dennis is good friends with Chuck Butler who retired from EverBank and writes the Daily Pfennig. They will probably spend 1 1/2 hours solving […]
In the wake of the United States imposing a 25% trade tariff on a host of Chinese imports, it’s terrible news for companies in the firing line who depend on raw materials at the heart of the battle. This small-cap food producer is one of them.
So far in 2018, cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, have been nothing more than a way to lose a lot of money. But that doesn’t mean that the technology behind bitcoin – blockchain – should be the ‘baby’ that is thrown out with the ‘bath water’. That is why I want to bring you a series […]