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Bitcoin vs. Netflix: How Would You Decide?

As I write, Bitcoin has a market capitalization of $90 billion. Netflix (NFLX) has a market capitalization of $86 billion. So the market, in effect, is saying that these two assets are worth virtually the same. But can this possibly be true?

Are We Really As Smart As We Think?

We humans are a smart bunch. At least, we think we are. I mean, we have smartphones, smart watches, smart meters, and smart cars, among other things. Yet, for all this smart stuff, we’re finding it trickier to operate one of our longtime tech mainstays. The television. Far from embracing new-age smart TVs, Greg Miller...

Google Wants to Control Your Home

In my article here last week, I discussed how Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) unveiled a range of updates and new innovations at its recent Google I/O conference. Among them was Google Home – a dedicated in-home device similar to Amazon.com Inc.’s (AMZN) Echo, combined with a huge expansion to Google Now, which has been renamed Google...

Energy and Metals Downturn Not Over

The best way to describe the recent stock market upswing is a “dash for trash.” Left by the wayside are growth companies like the FANG stocks – Facebook Inc. (FB), Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), Netflix Inc. (NFLX), and Google Inc. (GOOG) – now Alphabet Inc. Instead, the sectors that led the rebound were the most beaten-down...

Get Smart, Millennials!

Although I have a son and daughter at the tail-end of the much-maligned demographic group, Millennials (current age 18 to 33), they’re still a bit of a mystery to me. The common perception of this “coddled” generation is that they’re obsessed with social media and technology, are in no hurry to grow up and move out...

Buy or Sell? We Rate These Four Tech Giants

In this car crash of a stock market, it may well be worthwhile to focus on the companies that will largely endure whatever investors throw at them. Indeed, companies that significantly outperform the overall market. So let’s look at the “FANGs.” It was CNBC madman-in-chief Jim Cramer who coined the term when referring to a...

Three Reasons Behind the New Year Selloff

2016 certainly came in storming. Right off the bat, investors were met with a major selloff. The U.S. stock market was, at one point, suffering through its worst opening day of a new year since 1932. It ultimately regained its footing, relatively speaking, and January 4, 2016 ended up being the worst start to a...

Invest Wisely in 2016 – And Beyond

As we begin 2016, I want to present readers with two seemingly unconnected facts. First, the U.S. government is not giving a cost of living adjustment to Social Security recipients for the third time since 2010. Second, the S&P 500 Index closed at 2,052 on November 18, 2014. Since then, the broad market has done...

Who’ll Win America’s Streaming TV Battle?

If you’re a Star Trek fan, CBS just made your day. It announced that it’s bringing back a Star Trek television series. But there’s a catch… In a sign of the changing times in the TV industry, the only way to see the new series will be to subscribe to CBS All Access – the...

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