Love him or hate him, the fact is that Donald Trump has a real shot at the presidency. And it could impact the stock market in a big way…
Rates are headed higher and earnings are headed lower stateside. And yet, dividends are not only unfazed, but recommended on Wall Street. Something’s rotten, and it’s time for investors to look abroad for better yield opportunities.
It’s easy for companies to manipulate earnings, but sales are a different matter. For Apple, no amount of illusion can hide the fact that sales are in steep decline.
Through the use of Big Data, doctors will be able to develop more effective treatments and improve efficiency, which will save lives and cut costs…
Clinton and Trump have promised massive infrastructure spending. While bridges and roads are the center of attention, rolling blackouts indicate that the power grid could use some work too.
Most millennials don’t see robots as the world-destroying nightmares shown in movies, and this has made them a generation eager to adopt this new tech boom.
The IoT is becoming the Internet of Everything. Eventually, every single thing you can imagine will be connected, resulting in an explosion of data and massive investment opportunities.
The millennial generation is the largest in U.S. history. But due to modern technology, millennials are a global movement. India, China, France, etc. … It’s all-encompassing. And they’re all spending.
Markets rarely perform as everyone expects them to do. I believe we’re in for an amazing roller coaster ride in 2017, and if you like trades that deliver quickly, you’ll want to be a part of it.
Getting into high-flying stocks might feel too risky for some of you. However, that doesn’t mean it’s too late to get in on the IoT rocket ship.
It’s one thing to make money in a bull market for tech stocks, but a good trader can find opportunities in even the most hated market sectors.
During the dot-com boom, IPOs regularly shot to triple-digit gains in their first day of trading. Now most fall dismally flat. But millennials’ interest in Snap could break this IPO rut.
The ideas driving the Russell 2000 Index’s advance are similar to the ones driving larger-cap stocks — with one major exception.
For decades, Wall Street was able to charge huge fees to clients. But now, passive investing gives people a chance to invest cheaply in the stock market.
CFRA recently published a report showing that if both January and February are up, we tend to see a very strong stock market for the next 10 months.
When it comes to investing, we can dub March the “March Money Machine.” I know it’s not as catchy as March Madness, but here’s my point…
You should probably forget everything you think you know about volatility. That means you’ll bring an open mind to the current market situation.
Last week marked the eighth anniversary of one of our country’s longest bull markets. Since 1940, only one other bull market has lasted longer.
Researchers at the Cleveland branch of the Federal Reserve have found that the “head and shoulders” pattern can be traded profitably.
It’s a simple market timing rule — when the Federal Reserve raises rates three times, stocks fall. Now it’s time for the stumble … or is it?
We could be enjoying a bull market that might last until 2028, and over the next 11 years, the Dow could reach 60,000. It won’t go straight up, though.
Fundamentals change slowly. That’s why the stock market is little changed most days. But in the long run, those boring days add up to big gains.
Many traders say that unless the Dow Jones Industrial Average falls by 20%, we aren’t in a bear market. That’s a little too simple.
Right now, small-cap stocks are performing worse than large-cap stocks, which is a sign of weakness in the broad market.
There’s still no shortage of bad news, but the S&P 500 Index has recovered. Does this mean the bears were wrong? Some testing shows that they probably were.
Every day, the stock market moves. And every night, articles appear explaining the move. But in the long run, only one thing moves the stock market.
Facebook, Apple and Amazon, Netflix, and Google (FANG) are the undisputed heavyweights of the Internet economy. However, these five stocks don’t control the broad market.
Dow Theory is a simple way to define the stock market’s trend. However, believing this theory could be an expensive mistake.
After a brief dip in the wake of Goldman Sachs’ highly publicized research note, Tesla’s stock is still marching higher … irrationally so.
Wall Street isn’t paying much attention to this key data, and that’s going to cause problems all too soon for investors…
Earnings forecasts are too high or too low about 90% of the time. And once again, analysts are well off the mark.
We’re enjoying the third-longest bull market in history … but the returns of the current bull market have been a little disappointing to many investors.
You may not know who Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and DJ Khaled are. But they’re important to know because there was a study about how pop music relates to the stock market.
Investors aren’t rewarding companies for beating estimates. And this anomaly, which hasn’t occurred since 2011, is a sign that a correction is looming.
This is one of the most followed and studied market indicators out there. And right now, it states we are still comfortably in a bull market.
We should expect a big price move soon. And for now, I’m switching camps. I’m a bull, at least until this indicator reverses again.
In an average year, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 produce half of their gains in this three-month period.
This just happens to be the highest level of bullishness among small, regular, everyday, Main Street investors ever recorded.
Government isn’t the only thing that can destroy value. Private enterprise can do that perfectly well too.
There are two kinds of stocks: those with value, and those that are value traps. What’s the difference? The epic debacle of one hedge fund offers clues.
Skeptics argue that the bull market is built on a pile of sand. But My Peak Velocity indicator shows this is a broad-based bull market that should keep climbing.
You would think AT&T would have learned its lessons by now. But once again, we find a tech company clinging to the status quo.
Stocks have been plunging on bad earnings reports. It makes sense to see a stock go down, but the magnitude of the plunges is worse than normal.
While the financial media has the world convinced that retail is officially dead, big money has found a new use for the retail sector.
As the Federal Reserve is set to see a new leader, all eyes will continue to watch this one area that could send shocks in both the bond and stock market.
We are at a point in the market right now where the Dogs of the Dow will outperform over the next year as they go on their comeback rally.
Thanks to Amazon.com, I can do all my holiday shopping in my pajamas while eating leftovers and drinking a holiday stout.
After a bear market, many investors are late to reinvest. But, slowly, the bull market proves it’s real … often fueling a large stock market rally.
So far this year, the market has had a very small sell-off. But with a historically low drawdown in 2017, we can’t expect the same next year.
Some trading myths have no real basis. Learning the truth about the legendary January Effect Myth will put you ahead of the curve in 2018.
The new tax plan promises to breathe fresh life into a sector that most investors have already written off as dead.
I took plenty of heat back in June when I said the Amazon-Whole Foods merger “would be a surprising setback for the internet giant.” Looks like I was right.
Past performance isn’t a guide to the future. But it’s likely companies that aggressively used tax shelters in the past will find new ones in the future.
I’m not pulling out my crystal ball today. I’ve got something even better — a 100-year-old calendar will do better than throwing out a best guess for 2018.
After a strong gain in 2017, many investors are worried about 2018. One concern is that the good times can’t last forever.
A dark horse has entered the competition, one that will shake up the current hierarchy of online streaming and offer a solid investment choice in the process.
This is just the seventh time this rare signal has happened since 2002. And it’s saying the odds of a market sell-off just increased.
Brian Christopher is a modest person, so he won’t tell you all this himself … but he has the resume every value investor needs.
There’s a reason the Super Bowl indicator works. And since it does work, that means we can even use the stock market to predict the Super Bowl.
Tax reform will affect not just taxes but also companies’ earnings. And analysts have been scrambling to increase their earnings estimates.
As this ratio moves lower, it starts to tell us what we can expect from the market — and right now, it’s telling us to expect a pullback.
Europe’s economy is on a tear. We’ve certainly seen it in our Total Wealth Insider portfolio, where one of our European banking stocks is up nearly 40%.
One of the more popular opinions is that stocks are overbought. The problem is that few experts tell us what overbought means.
The January Effect is what investors call the typical outperformance of small-cap stocks in January. This year is set to be the opposite case.
Netflix is spending a ton of money on its own content to add new subscribers — and the reason why may be what kills its rally.
Everyone is looking for a reason as to why the broad stock market indexes plunged this week. The actual reason is pretty simple.
Malls are supposed to be dead. But the nation’s largest mall owner posted better-than-expected earnings in the fourth quarter while raising its dividend.
This is a chart I’ll keep a close eye on in the coming weeks, as it could be giving us an early warning to a looming bear market.
Last week, I had a flashback moment. I flashed back to October 3, 2000. To most of you, that date probably means nothing, but let me explain.
This is a solid cloud company with an excellent privacy record and a loyal customer following. The shares are certainly a long-term buy.
A bear market doesn’t just happen. It hints at its arrival for weeks or months. Alert investors see the bull market dying before their eyes.
The lights from the Las Vegas Strip are flashing outside my hotel window, and it’s well after midnight, but my mind is abuzz with new ideas. I just spent that past three days with the various Banyan Hill editors and more than five hundred of our subscribers. We discussed not only the outlook for the […]
On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve raised short-term interest rates by a quarter point and signaled yet another quarter-point hike before the end of the year. Notably, this is the first time the Fed funds rate — currently at 2.00% to 2.25% — has risen above the rate of inflation. The Fed’s preferred metric for inflation […]
Judging from the media headlines, this is a volatile period in the stock market. We’ve all seen the news: Emerging markets are crashing! A global trade war is imminent! And rates are rising, despite President Trump’s disapproval. All of this makes for great headlines. It also comes across as vital information, driving market prices back […]
A much-needed correction is out of the way, I don’t see volatility being an issue in October. Don’t want to sell with the momentum brewing in the market.
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the dot-com bubble was a rat race to be the next major tech company. With that said, today is also a historic moment.