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Newton’s Curse Puts Investors at Risk

By Jonathan Rodriguez - Jun 22, 2017

The laws of gravity apply themselves to the financial market just as they do in the physical world. And it’s the fear of that eventual decline that keeps investors up at night. Today, senior analyst Jonathan Rodriguez will run through one of the best weapons at an investor’s disposal to defend against shocks.


“Cheat Code” to Riches: The Best Way to Profit from the Semiconductor Industry

By Jonathan Rodriguez - Jun 21, 2017

FactSet notes that earnings for the semiconductor industry are expected to grow by 40% in the second quarter. However, semiconductor names aren’t cheap by any means. The benchmark Philadelphia Semiconductor Index is currently trading at 29 times trailing earnings — a 55% premium to the Nasdaq Composite Index. But I’ve got a way to play incredible upside in chips without the hefty surcharge.

Food & Beverage

The Whole Foods Secret Nobody’s Telling

By Martin Hutchinson - Jun 20, 2017

The truth might hurt, but Amazon is on track to turn Whole Foods into a tech company. Find out why in today’s article. Also, in other news, the retail carnage continues. An activist hedge fund just disclosed a large stake in the owner of Saks Fifth Avenue. The activists are already calling for Saks to go private. Is the arrival of an activist bullish for the company?

Market Insiders

A Strange Trail of Breadcrumbs

By Martin Hutchinson - Jun 19, 2017

Is it possible that major insider purchases can be viewed bearishly? I asked my senior analyst, Martin Hutchinson, to tackle the merits of insider buying/selling. As it turns out, transactions must be measured on a case-by-case basis.

Emerging Tech

The Digital Garden of Good and Evil

By Louis Basenese - Jun 16, 2017

Emerging technologies that seemed like a fantasy a decade ago are fast-becoming a reality today. In the process, enormous amounts of wealth are being created. Clearly, then, as investors, we can’t afford to miss out on this historic wealth grab, right? Or can we? Perhaps it’s time to raise some serious questions about morality and tech.

Virtual Reality

FANG-tasy vs. Reality

By Martin Hutchinson - Jun 15, 2017

The recent volatility in the tech sector should act as reality check — underscoring the importance of diversifying your portfolio. So I asked senior analyst Martin Hutchinson to provide a quick rundown on the best way to approach diversification.


EPA Ruling Spawns Black Market for Refrigerators

By Jonathan Rodriguez - Jun 14, 2017

The EPA’s global ban on the popular refrigerant R22 is sending its prices through the roof. And as senior analyst Jonathan Rodriguez notes below, R22’s steep climb means huge profits for this small-cap firm…


Microcap Superstar’s Identity Crisis

By Martin Hutchinson - Jun 13, 2017

What happens when a videogame company tries to break into an entirely different market? And more importantly, what do you do as an investor? Check out Martin Hutchinson’s analysis on rebalancing now to find out…


Microcap Driller Hits Major Milestone

By Martin Hutchinson - Jun 12, 2017

With so many bullish forces at their back, uplisters tend to greatly outperform the market. In fact, they’re so mouthwatering that I asked my senior analyst, Martin Hutchinson, to drill down on uplisters. If your portfolio doesn’t include at least one uplister, you’re potentially costing yourself thousands.

Friday Charts

Tech Trends: 355 Reasons Why This Will Change Everything

By Louis Basenese - Jun 9, 2017

Each summer, venture capitalist Mary Meeker offers up her equivalent of the president’s State of the Union address. Her annual Internet Trends report is all slides. This year’s chart stack checks in at a staggering 355 slides — up 67% from last year. Each year, we distill it down to the most compelling and insightful charts. Consider it our public service.

Food & Beverage

The Most Critical Question All Americans Are Asking

By Louis Basenese - Jun 8, 2017

Restaurants have endured painfully slumping sales over the last year — with no end in sight. But as senior analyst Jonathan Rodriguez points out, one smart food services company just made a huge pivot that could line investors’ pockets with profits.


Cord Cutters Stunned by TV Company’s Comeback

By Louis Basenese - Jun 7, 2017

Cable customers are cutting the cord in droves and advertisers’ fat ad dollars have shifted dramatically in favor of mobile devices. But as senior analyst Jonathan Rodriguez notes in today’s article, one left-for-dead cable services firm has made a shocking reversal. And it stands to make investors a killing.