Green Energy: Lost Cause or Must-Have Investment?

By Louis Basenese - Nov 14, 2017

Roughly 10 years ago, the bull’s-eye was squarely fixed on alternative energy. The fervor has certainly died down. Yet solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, hydroelectric and tidal power companies still exist. And some even thrive. Should we be nibbling on shares or is green energy a lost cause?


Marlboro M: Marijuana Hoax… or Brilliant Idea?

By Louis Basenese - Nov 13, 2017

I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw a pack of Marlboro marijuana cigarettes being promoted online. As the story goes, Marlboro’s “M” series cigarettes are available in four states. So are Marlboro “M” cigarettes real or a hoax? And where is the “budding” marijuana industry going next? Here’s what you need to know now.


5 Powerful Data Points (Ignore at Your Own Risk)

By Louis Basenese - Nov 10, 2017

Behind the curtain here at Wall Street Daily, we’re performing minor miracles with data. Data is power, folks. With that in mind, here are five data points currently jumping off the page.

Personal Finance

Kamikaze Investors Get a Lifeline

By Louis Basenese - Nov 9, 2017

The downward momentum of a crashing stock can be every bit as forceful as a falling piano. Nonetheless, people keep buying beleaguered stocks simply because they seem “cheap.” Well, we’re throwing you a lifeline today. If you MUST buy a market laggard, at least buy one of these.

Portfolio Management

GSV Capital: The One-Stock Road Map to Instant “Startup Riches”

By Louis Basenese - Nov 8, 2017

When you buy shares of GSV Capital, you’re actually buying a diversified basket of startups. Positions range from companies ready to IPO to ones just getting started. A handful of these tiny companies have valuations ready to rocket higher, which demands your immediate attention.

Personal Finance

New Gilded Age Haunts American Middle Class

By Louis Basenese - Nov 3, 2017

Compounding interest is a force of nature. It’s such a daunting force, in fact, that it’s chiefly responsible for 99% of the wealth residing in the hands of 1% of the population. The problem isn’t going away, either. Here’s what you need to know now.


Trick or Trump: Do Stock Market Gains Offset the National Debt?

By Louis Basenese - Oct 31, 2017

Many fear that America’s $20.4 trillion debt crisis is more worrisome than ever. Yet the president recently said that stock market gains offset the national debt. Could this actually be accurate? Let’s dig in...

Personal Finance

Millennials Give New Meaning to “Breaker of Chains”

By Louis Basenese - Oct 30, 2017

Whether we like it or not, millennials continue to help shape the economy. If you’re in denial of the power of millennials, consider this…


4 Stocks Destined for Disaster

By Louis Basenese - Oct 26, 2017

Based on recent news about layoffs at Blue Apron, it appears that management sold the hype around its IPO, knowing that the business itself was unstable. As a result, Blue Apron shares are under incredible selling pressure — down 50% since its IPO. If you didn’t see the Blue Apron meltdown coming, you ain’t seen nothing yet! Here are three more impending market disasters…


3 Killer Stocks Have This Bullish Catalyst in Common

By Louis Basenese - Oct 20, 2017

Order backlogs are among my favorite bullish catalysts. Think of order backlogs as the foremost measure of a company’s health. Here are three “backlog” stocks to start buying ASAP.


30th Anniversary of Black Monday: Is a Resurgence Possible?

By Louis Basenese - Oct 19, 2017

Today is the 30th anniversary of Black Monday — the bloodiest day in Wall Street history. Now, when you look at 1987’s pre-crash metrics against today's, it gets a little scary. Can we truly justify the hefty valuations of today’s market?

Metals & Minerals

The Harsh Truth About Gold

By Louis Basenese - Oct 17, 2017

Over the last three years, the SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD) has lollygagged in a sideways direction. Still, some folks will insist on owning proxies for gold, rather than actual gold bullion. If you’re among those who favor paper gold, don’t simply buy an ETF.