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Energy

Oil Market’s Dumpster Fire Claims New Casualty

By Jonathan Rodriguez - Jun 29, 2017

After last week’s descent for oil stocks, investors are licking their chops for these cheap issues. But there will be much more pain before the gain here. But that doesn’t mean we can’t profit on the downside. Senior analyst Jonathan Rodriguez serves up what could be one of sexiest energy shorts of the year below.

Monetary Policy

Trump Pardon Triggers Shocking Move in Bank Stocks

By Jonathan Rodriguez - Jun 28, 2017

The Financial Choice Act will help break the shackles on smaller banks — which were put in place by Dodd-Frank. As senior analyst Jonathan Rodriguez writes today, there’s a lot of upside ahead for certain banks.

Mutual Funds

(HOT) Research That Melts Calculators

By Martin Hutchinson - Jun 27, 2017

I spent virtually six years in a “finance lab” harvesting it. The research concerns a certain kind of hyperbolic stock. I call them “MARKED” stocks. Warning: This brand-new research is guaranteed to violate your sensibilities. At 2 p.m. EST, I’ll reveal the power of MARKED stocks.

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…

Friday Charts

Friday Charts: Amazon, Oil and the World’s Fastest Wireless Network

By Louis Basenese - Jun 23, 2017

Today, I’m serving up more evidence to support my bold claim that Amazon.com Inc.’s (AMZN) acquisition of Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM) is all about data, not overpriced organic vegetables. Then it’s on to a cautionary tale from the tape in the energy sector. I’m also serving up proof why now is the ideal time to start positioning your portfolio to profit from the multitrillion-dollar buildout of the next-generation of wireless communications networks.

S&P 500

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.

Semiconductors

“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

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…