Where to Invest For the Next Correction.

Where to Invest For the Next Correction.

My grandfather, William Paul Smith was an ordinary dairy farmer with a degree in common sense. One of his favorite sayings was, “It’s the same thing, only different.” 70 years ago, he warned me not to throw rocks at a wasps’ nest. As I cried and put ice on the sting, he explained what happened always happens […]

Tech’s “Silent Partner” Poised to Outperform Apple, Facebook, and Google. Here’s why.

Tech’s “Silent Partner” Poised to Outperform Apple, Facebook, and Google. Here’s why.

What a week for technology stocks. It’s not often you get powerhouses like Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL), Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG), Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), and Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) all reporting their quarterly earnings in the same week… but that’s exactly what’s happening this week. Given that “technology stocks have […]

3 Companies Working to Destroy the Blockchain

3 Companies Working to Destroy the Blockchain

It pays sometimes to listen what comes out of the annual meeting of the world’s elite at Davos, Switzerland. This year was a prime example. Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), gave the stark warning that the world is rapidly “running out of computing capacity”. He added that Moore’s Law – the maxim […]

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A Big Bank Trade Moving Into Earnings

As an options trader, earnings season is often one of the most enjoyable times to trade. During the heavy earnings periods, you often see plenty of large moves in individual stocks (for obvious reasons). Options can be a good way to capitalize off those big moves. However, the biggest challenge with using options for earnings […]

The Next Hot High-Yield Sector

The Next Hot High-Yield Sector

Lodging is the commercial real estate sector that is most sensitive to the level of economic activity. Strong GDP growth usually leads to expanding profits for hotel owners. The lodging REITs have been in a slump since the sector’s recent bear market that lasted the full year of 2015. In the spectrum of rent contract […]

The Tax Cut May Not Deliver All Its Promises

The Tax Cut May Not Deliver All Its Promises

A basic truth in life is that, if it sounds too good to be true, it usually isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The same applies to investing. You have probably heard how great the tax cut will be for companies across the board. Well, ‘warts’ are already appearing on the tax cut front. […]

3 Stocks for Real Blockchain Investors, Not Speculators

3 Stocks for Real Blockchain Investors, Not Speculators

The latest buzzword on Wall Street is blockchain. There is a logic to the interest since the research firm Markets & Markets forecast that the market for blockchain-related products and services will reach $7.7 billion in 2022. The market for such products was a mere $242 million in 2016. That has led investors to jumping […]