Monthly Archives: March 2017

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Can The “Tech Summit” Cause A Short Squeeze In TSLA Stock?

Tesla (NSDQ:TSLA) stock has declined by 20% YTD, massively underperforming the market. But while investors are reluctant to invest in the stock, Tesla has been one of the favorite stocks of short traders for some time now. In the latest fortnight, the short interest in TSLA stock jumped by 13% to35.68 million, a massive....More>>>

Top 5 Dividend Stocks To Invest In 2017

Portfolio manager Ned Davis studied the returns of S&P 500 stocks from 1972 to 2004. His goal? To figure out what the best stocks to buy were over this 33-year period.

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Davis concluded that if you bought dividend stocks whose companies grew the dividends paid to shareholders over the 33 years, you’d have achieved an annual return of 10.6%, 330 basis....More>>>

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At the Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini unveiled the 640 horsepower Huracan Performante, a car that can go from zero to sixty in under three seconds with a top speed over 200 miles per hour.

But, like every other current Lamborghini, it has no back seats and barely any room for shopping bags.

That’s what the upcoming Lamborghini Urus is for. It’s a vehicle that marks....More>>>

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

In 2014, Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) founder Mark Zuckerberg paid close to $100 million for 700 acres of beachfront property on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.

Now the social media multibillionaire is suing hundreds of locals in the area who still have legal ownership claims to parts of his estate through their ancestors.

Which is exactly why Zuckerberg....More>>>

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Ford’s U-turn on Mexico may not help the stock. Here’s why it’s more prudent to stay away from Ford stock for now.

Despite Ford (NYSE:F)stating that the decision to cull its proposed manufacturing plant in Mexico was an internal decision and not a patriotic one, Donald Trump (who won’t take office until the 20th) already feels he has a victory under his....More>>>

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Selling an investment typically has tax consequences. To figure out whether you need to report a gain — or can claim a loss — after you sell, you need to know the cost basis for that investment.

For stocks or bonds, the cost basis is generally the price you paid to purchase the securities, including purchases made by reinvestment of dividends or capital gains distributions, plus....More>>>

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This is a busy week for earnings season and some of the biggest corporate titans are coming out with results. Are you ready? Brace for a whopping 1,266 firms reporting; 497 on them on Thursday alone.

Two technology giants are on tap Tuesday after the markets close and another one on Wednesday, ahead of the bell: Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:....More>>>

Top Penny Stocks To Invest In Right Now

MMC Norilsk Nickel PJSC (NILSY) is our first stock pick based on the Trump administration; it is a metal company run mostly by Russians in Londongrad, notes international investing expert Vivian Lewis, editor of Global Investing.

NILSY was cobbled together by a bunch of oligarchs who share the spoils through their shareholdings: 30.3% by Vladimir Potanin Roman, CEO via Interros; 27.l8%....More>>>

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Own Right Now

March 9, 2017: Here are four stocks trading with heavy volume among 139 equities making new 52-week lows in Thursday’s session. On the NYSE, decliners led advancers by more than 2 to 1 and on the Nasdaq decliners led advancers by about 4 to 3.

Frontier Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: FTR) on Thursday matched a 52-week low of $2.49 posted on Wednesday. The stock’s 52-week high is....More>>>

13 mortgage facts that might surprise you

“[I]f he doth not pay, then the Land which is put in pledge upon condition for the payment of the money, is taken from him for ever, and so dead to him upon condition, &c. And if he doth pay the money, then the pledge is dead as to the Tenant.”

Edward Coke’s Commentaries on the Laws of England.

There’s a good chance that you have engaged in a “dead....More>>>

investing in bonds

This revisit updates my initial look at Hatteras Financial (NYSE:HTS) from my May 23, 2016, article “Hatteras Financial Corporation: A View From The Perspective Of A Preferred Investor.”

Though I hope you will read the original article in full, my bottom line assessment and buy recommendation at the time were as follows:

Ultimately, I must decide whether or not I believe....More>>>

7 reasons to be wary of small-cap value funds

For more than 20 years I have been recommending that investors of all ages put 20% of their equity portfolios into small-cap value funds and/or small-cap value ETFs.

Last year was a great one for small-cap value investors, and those who had taken my advice had ample reason to be glad they had done so.

The average small-cap value fund (including ETFs) gained 26% in 2016. (That’s....More>>>

Top 10 Stocks To Watch Right Now

First, a Brief Recap of Prior Predictions

Recommendation #1 Worked Well – If you have been following my work, I recommended that you sell your marijuana stocks on or about the November 8 election date, anticipating an upside over-reaction. Recommendation #2 Worked Well – I made reference in this article, where the below is a snippet:

Recommendation #3 Worked Well –....More>>>

Top 5 Growth Stocks To Invest In Right Now

The recently released weak economic data, which also includes lower-than-expected jobs report, played a major role in reducing rate hike chances. This in turn boosted the debt-dependent utility sector. Like the stocks, ETFs with significant exposure to this sector also gained from this favorable scenario.

Weak Data Lowers Rate Hike Chances

Weaker-than-expected August jobs data, the....More>>>

Best Tech Stocks To Own For 2017

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