Browsing: The Rude Awakening
Averaging down is throwing good money after bad. It's usually a sucker's bet. Instead of improving your situation you're tying up even more money on a losing investment. Using our example, your stock would still need to rise 50% to bring you back to breakeven. The starting line. And that's after you've already doubled-down on your investment...
Health care is big business. Hell, it's the biggest business in this country right now--and it's only getting bigger. Baby boomers are aging at an alarming rate. 10,000 Americans are turning 65 every single day--and will continue to do so for at least the next 15 years.
No way around it, solar is becoming a force to be reckoned with. It's not about whacky environmental types anymore. And it's no longer a foolhardy speculation on Wall Street. Solar firms are growing faster and faster. And investors with the foresight to grab onto this trend (and hold on tight) could mint a fortune.
I just ran a scan for potential short squeeze opportunities--and found almost 200 stocks with abnormally high short interest. That's no surprise in this market environment. As I've been telling you, there aren't a lot of blind bulls left out there--even though the market is near all-time highs.
The S&P 500 is playing catch-up to these early breakouts to start off the week. So it's time to look for the stocks that could make the move from mediocre to market leader. And the best place to look is large-cap tech stocks...
The next time you fear the market's moving against you, take note of what the media and other investors are saying. When everyone moves to one side of the boat, that's usually a good sign that the exact opposite is about to happen.
So we're now in a period of low home ownership, low rental vacancies and high rental rates. That's a perfect environment for homebuilders to start developing new communities again, and I expect to see homebuilder stocks trade higher this summer.
Doughnut sales from quick service restaurants, like Krispy Kreme and Dunkin' Donuts, are up for the third straight year, after several years in decline, the Washington Post reports. Doughnut giant Krispy Kreme reported a 9 percent increase in earnings in its first-quarter earnings report, beating its own internal estimates. Revenue was up more than 37 percent from the first quarter a year ago.
Your data isn't just limited to your hard drive. It's floating around everywhere--through distant servers and "the cloud". So it's not a question of if your data is stolen... but when. And private corporations and the government are quickly realizing that current security measures simply aren't cutting the mustard.
I think the stock market is lulling a lot of folks to sleep right now--and that's usually a sign a big move could be in the works. Could be up, could be down. It's impossible to predict which ways things will break. But we can prepare to act if and when we get a signal.