My Best Ideas 25 February 2017 This is a list of companies that have a very nice estimated one year return on invested capital based on the sum of the delta of the one year estimated price target plus the calculated one year dividend yield. (Full List)
New Highs 25 February 2017 This is a list of companies that are currently hitting new highs plus have an estimated 5 year earnings growth rate in excess of 25%. As this growth is recognized, these shares are pushed higher and become good swing trades. (Full List)
Dividend Increases 26 February - 2 March 2018 This is a list of companies that have recently increased their dividends. The list includes the amount plus the per cent increase, the forward dividend yield, and the ExDividend, Record and Payment dates. (Full List)
Crash Fears Subside 19 February 2018 Last week on the weekly chart we saw an inside move. On the daily chart we saw five straight days higher. Friday's move, however, definitely looked like an exhaustion move. It really wasn't very convincing and it confirmed that this up move was more of a bounce than a reversal. I believe the markets are now in a consolidation phase and no one should be surprised. All of this was predicted by a lot of traders as early as last fall. So for me this may just be the right time to start buying a few shares. That's why I'm creating a list of fundamentally and technically strong companies for adding to my portfolio. I would expect everyone else is doing the same. Tuesday Close: To no one's surprise, the markets never had a chance today. It's just no one knew in advance what what going to be responsible. In the pre=market, we all found out. It was going to be Walmart. While the numbers weren't all that bad, they missed analysts' projections and that's all it took. By the close the DJIA was down 254 points erasing a quarter of last week's gains. Wednesday Close: Things were moving along nicely until the FED released their notes from the last FED meeting. It quickly became apparent that the economy is doing better than expected and the FED is now worried about inflation. Initially that sent the averages higher but the possibility of additional interest rate hikes sent the averages lower. The fall accelerated into the close with the DJIA ending the day down 166 points. Thursday Close: This morning looked like a reaction to yesterdays fall as it took off at the open. But reality set in after lunch and the averages turned lower. By the close the DJIA was still up 166 points but he SPX and NASDAQ ended with a lower close for the session.
Weekly Options 22 February 2018 Weekly Options, as opposed to Monthly Options, have become increasingly integral to my investing strategy as the number of weekly options has expanded over the years. As a result, I've listed those companies that offer weekly options in a new "Options" drop down menu and titled "Weekly Options". You can find it located here.
Novavax 20 February 2018 Novavax is a clinical-stage biotechnology company delivering novel products to prevent a broad range of infectious diseases by producing vaccine candidates to efficiently and effectively respond to both known and emerging disease threats. Their vaccine candidates are genetically engineered 3D nanostructures that incorporate recombinant proteins. (Full Article)
Watching Apple 12 February 2018 Apple Inc is the Stock Market and the Stock Market is Apple Inc. It's unfortunate that it's such a large part of each of the averages but that's a fact of of life on Wall Street. So if Apple is bottoming, the Market probably is too. And if the Market is bottoming, Apple probably is too. I personally think both are searching for, and forming, a bottom as you read this. So keep the powder dry. It's almost time to buy.
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Finding Uptrend Support 11 February 2018 In a falling market it seems like everything falls aimlessly. But some shares stop at support and wait for the pullback to stop. These are usually the companies that rise first and the fastest once the carnage ends. In this article you'll find eleven companies in a confirmed uptrend channel that have fallen but have found support.... (Full Article)
Recession or Consolidation? 7 February 2018 Looking at the weekly chart rather than the daily chart makes this pullback look more and more like a period of consolidation rather than a recession. The averages bounced off their 40 wma and appear to be stabilizing or consolidating. I think Millennials just faced their first panic attack. I'm sure this won't be their last one either. GL everyone.
Here Come the Small BioTechs 6 February 2018 One of the strongest technical areas of the markets these days is the small capitalization BioTech companies. Today I'm going to look at six companies and their stock charts. Each has been technically strong lately and I expect they'll continue to be strong as the continue toward the commercialization of the products they're developing. (Full Article)
History Was Being Made Today 5 February 2018 If you were't glued to the financial networks or your stomach wasn't all twisted up in knots today, you need to check your pulse to see if you're still above ground. Today was historic with the DJIA down almost 1700 points at one point. And this was after losing over 1100 points last week. With four more days left this week, pass the Pepto-Bismol. Who knows where we'll be by Friday!
Using the MACD to Trade Options 1 February 2018 Every day I’m looking at stock charts for specific situations in which to sell options. For me, options are a short term trading strategy so there’s really no reason to do much fundamental analysis of the underlying company. This is really a chart based trading strategy and I like to enter and exit these things within the limits of a work week, if possible. (Full Article)
Seventeen Ideas for Anyone Out of Ideas 31 January 2018 If you find yourself looking for new companies to invest in, here's a list of companies with increasing future earnings per share estimates. This may be a great place to start looking.
MKS Instruments 30 January 2018 MKS Instruments is a global provider of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions that measure, control, power, deliver, monitor and analyze critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes to improve process performance and productivity. their products are derived from core competencies in automation and... (Full Article)
Advanced Energy Industries 23 January 2018 Advanced Energy Industries has spent three decades perfecting power—enabling design breakthroughs and driving growth for leading semiconductor and industrial customers. Their precision power and control technologies, along with their applications know-how, have created close partnerships and perpetual innovation in.... (Full Article)
Great Estimates and New Highs 17 January 2018 Thirteen companies hitting new highs, have more than 25% quarter over quarter sales and earnings, and have more than 25% estimated earnings growth over the next 5 years. Companies that fit this description are very appealing to investors looking to increase the value of their portfolios.
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General Electric 16 January 2018 This is purely a technical call. General Electric has been falling for what seems like forever and it's devastated a lot of old school portfolios. Personally I believe this goes back to earlier management that tried to get GE into everything and a lot of things GE knew very little about. It ended up being the worse performing stock of the DJIA for the year 2017. (Full Article)
10 Interesting Companies 15 January 2018 Ten companies with great estimates going forward. Each of these are worthy of further research and possibly accumulation. Some are already in my portfolio. Others will join soon.
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Valhi Inc. 12 January 2018 After consolidating throughout the month of December, these shares of Valhi are starting to look like they want to re-establish the upward trend. A move above $6.56 would be the confirmation.
Gardner Denver Holdings 10 January 2018 Gardner Denver provides critical flow control and compression equipment and all associated parts, consumables, and services in the US, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific.
Zayo Group 9 January 2018 Zayo provides communications infrastructure services, including fiber and bandwidth connectivity, colocation and cloud services. The Company's primary customer segments include data centers, wireless carriers, national carriers, ISPs, enterprises, and government agencies. The Company was built largely through acquisitions. (Full Article)
Ampio Pharmaceuticals 3 January 2018 Ampio is a drug discovery and development company combining scientific, regulatory, and business capabilities to efficiently develop a portfolio of novel therapeutic candidates. These therapeutic candidates, if approved, will address significant inflammatory conditions for which limited treatment options exist. (Full Article)
Stocks with Low PEG Ratios and Hitting New Highs 1 January 2017 Companies with earnings growth rates greater than their P/E ratio are always interesting to analyze but those hitting new highs are especially interesting. Here's the ones for the start of a new year. They'll be interesting to watch what they do over the next few weeks.
Stocks with Low PEG Ratios and Hitting New Highs
Corcept Therapeutics and Exelixis 27 December 2017 Two companies on my list for accumulation in the upcoming year are Corcept Therapeutics and Exelixis. Both companies have strong estimated earnings this year, next year and for the next five years into the future. In addition, they have strong quarter over quarter sales and earnings. (Full Article)
Summit Materials 12 December 2017 Summit Materials is one of the fastest growing construction materials companies in the US, with a 76% increase in revenue between the year ended Dec 2012 and the year ended Dec 2016, as compared to an average increase of approximately 39% in revenue reported by competitors. Materials include aggregates and cement. (Full Article)
Q2Earth 6 December 2017 With no news being announced, Q2Earth moved a higher at the end of the trading day today. This is always good news but more important than the size of the move is the fact that it moved back above its 40 wma. This could be nothing at all or it could be the start of move a lot higher.
I.D. Systems 4 December 2017 I.D. Systems produces wireless asset management systems for companies with industrial trucks, rental vehicles, and transportation assets. The Company uses wireless communication technologies as well as sensor technology and proprietary software to manage high-value corporate assets (Full Article)
Penumbra 29 November 2017 Penumbra is a global healthcare company focused on interventional therapies. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets innovative devices and has a broad portfolio of products that address challenging medical conditions and significant clinical needs across two major markets, neuro and peripheral vascular. (Full Article)
Three Stocks on My Watchlist for Accumulation 21 November 2017 All three of these companies have great fundamentals but have recently pulled back in price making them desirable candidates for accumulation. (EXEL, ICHR, PCTY)
Exelixis, 5yr EPS 46%, PT $33
Ichor, 5yr EPS 45%, PT $36
Paylocity, 5yr EPS 32%, PT $55
RCI Hospitality 20 November 2017 If you haven't noticed the chart of RICK, you haven't been reading my articles here or my posts on StockTwits. You've also missed a very nice two year uptrend from $8, and I don't think the move is over yet. As this company rolls out its military themed casual dining restaurants, the stock should continue higher. A lot higher.
Best Inc. 16 November 2017 Bouncing around the net recently I got introduced to Best. It's a logistics and package delivery located in China. With earnings of a couple of pennies this year, about fifty cents next year, and over a dollar the next year, this could really take off. I'm buying.
Q2Earth 14 November 2017 Q2Earth, Inc. focuses on the manufacture and sale of compost and engineered soils from recycled waste for the agriculture, horticulture, construction, and infrastructure sectors. The company was formerly known as Q2Power Technologies, Inc. and changed its name to Q2Earth, Inc. in August 2017. (Full Article)
Celgene 13 November 2017 Celgene is an established large cap BioTech company with a nice track record of profitability. Management is top notch and has a proven track record of bringing drugs to market. Celgene has a long list of drugs bringing in multiple streams of revenue into the company. It's sudden pullback may be an opportunity for investors. (Full Article)
Moving Averages and Momentum Indicators 9 November 2017 When I’m looking at stock charts with several indicators displayed, one of the indicators I like to see is three moving averages. My favorite ones are the 5, 10 and 20 period moving averages. On a daily chart that would be 5, 10 and 20 days. On a weekly chart that would be 25 days (5 weeks), 50 days (10 weeks), and 100 days (20 weeks). (Full Article)
Investing For Your Lifetime 6 November 2017 A long time ago when my son was a little boy he asked me what was the difference between capitalism and socialism. I thought about his question for a few moments and told him that capitalism was how I got my money, socialism was how he got his. (Full Article)
Always Have an Exit Strategy The exit strategy is always a mandatory precondition for any trade I enter. All other strategies will have disaster embedded at their core. All other strategies are simply an emotional reaction to events external to the markets. All other strategies will accentuate a reward while ignoring the damage that's incurred by accepting such an extensive implied risk. These are the strategies that I personally refuse to implement into my trading strategy. (Full Article)
The Spoils of Investing Sometimes it's good to take money out of the market and enjoy the spoils of investing. Not everything needs to be continually reinvested back into the markets. Three years ago I decided to spoil my son. So I got him this Nissan 370Z. It's been a great car. He's been a great kid!
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My Investing Strategy I like to keep things simple when I invest because I'm a pretty simple guy. And I don't think there's a simpler or an easier way to invest than "Buy, Write, Collect". Here's the three steps in their entirety. 1. Buy the Stock, 2. Write the Option, and 3. Collect the Dividend. (Full Article)
A Basic Options Strategy If you’ve ever considered an options strategy as part of your overall investment strategy, here’s a relatively simple trade that I often execute to supplement my dividend income. (Full Article)
Reviewing Those Dividend Increases I've listed companies increasing their dividend in the Dividend Increases part of this site because I've found this to be a fertile area for finding candidates for consideration. Companies that pay an annual dividend of at least 2% and increase that dividend at a rate greater than inflation for a number of years are the kind of companies that every DGI is attracted to. And if that company has a one year estimated capital gain of 10% or more, I start to buy shares in that company.
Buying Great Companies I've posted a lot of great companies that have raised their dividend pretty consistently over the years and that's the key to becoming a successful investor. It's really not as hard as most people think. Study those companies that raise their revenues, earnings and dividends over an extended period of time. Read their history. And learn what makes a great investment.
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