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Holding my Feet to the Fire…

By Louis Basenese - Aug 1, 2017

The M&A market saw two killer takeovers last week alone – from McCormick & Co. Inc. (MKC) and Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. (KORS). Clearlyl, the red-hot M&A market shows no signs of cooling anytime soon. To that end, we’ve designed a way for readers to get positioned before these takeover announcements hit – allowing you to pocket massive gains.

Marked Stocks

T-Minus 20 Hours till Launch

By Martin Hutchinson - Jun 26, 2017

For the last six years, I’ve been hunting a certain kind of stock — ones virtually invisible to the naked eye. I call them “MARKED” stocks. Simply put, MARKED stocks don’t behave like ordinary stocks…

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?

Volatility

When Volatility Erupts: 3 Simple Ways to Profit From Market Gyrations

By Jonathan Rodriguez - May 4, 2017

Believe it or not, volatility is actually a good thing for long-term investors. Senior analyst Jonathan Rodriguez breaks down three simple ways you can profit from market volatility.

Friday Charts

Amazon, Online Bookseller Turned Retail Monster

By Louis Basenese - Feb 10, 2017

If mobile is eating the world now, Amazon’s going to eat everything next.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Why the Brexit Could Spark a New Wave of M&A

By Greg Miller - Jul 13, 2016

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union could trigger a wave of British-led M&A activity, as firms look to diversify out of the United Kingdom.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Brazen Takeover Bid Highlights Crucial Warning

By Louis Basenese - Apr 14, 2016

This week’s brazen and bogus takeover offer for Integrated Device Technology fooled many investors. Here’s a simple step to avoid getting sucked into traps like this.

Technology

It’s Time for Twitter to Make a Deal… And Fast

By Louis Basenese - Jan 28, 2016

Amid slumping user growth and a recent exodus of executive talent, Twitter is fading fast. It’s time for CEO Jack Dorsey to strike a buyout deal ASAP.

Stocks

The Most Expensive Beer Ever

By Martin Denholm - Jan 21, 2016

For consumers, industry consolidation is rarely good. So what does the proposed merger between Anheuser-Busch and SABMiller mean for craft beer fans?

Stocks

Welcome to Merger Mania

By Alan Gula - Nov 9, 2015

2015 is the year of the mega deal. With two months to go, M&A volume has already surpassed levels seen in 2006 and 2007.

Stocks

Semiconductor M&A: The Best Takeover Targets

By Louis Basenese - Oct 28, 2015

Amid a flurry of M&A activity in the semiconductor sector this year, we look at why the trend will continue and pinpoint the best buyout targets.

Technology

The ONE Thing Stopping Me Shorting Twitter

By Louis Basenese - Aug 31, 2015

We discuss recent woes for social media giant Twitter – and note that while there are compelling reasons to short the stock, there’s one BIG reason not to.