My Best Ideas 15 April 2018 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 15 April 2018 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 16-20 April 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)
Earnings and the Yield Curve 22 April 2018 Earnings are coming in and they're strong, but traders can't seem to take their eyes off the yield curve these days. It appears to be flattening and that's worrying Wall Street. A lot. Rates have been going up recently and an inverse curve generally precedes a recession. Or at least since 1960. I don't think that's going to happen but it's still dampening any buying activity and sending the markets lower. With about a third of the S&P500 stocks reporting this week, they need to be strong or rates will once again capture the headlines.
Options as a Strategy 18 April 2018 Options are hardly ever the primary focus of investors as they begin their investing career. In fact, they’re totally ignored for the most part. Only later in their investing career do they realize that was a mistake. An error of innocence. A missed opportunity. (Full Article)
Audentes Therapeutics 16 April 2018 Audentes Therapeutics is a clinical stage biotechnology company working in the area of development and commercialization of innovative gene therapy treatments for people with serious rare diseases. They are focused, experienced and passionate about the goal of improving the lives of patients. (Full Article)
A Weibo Swing Trade 10 April 2018 Weibo Corp. Occasionally I run across a company that presents a lot of opportunities for my style of investing. Granted you won't find a dividend here but what you do find is a defined channel and the ability to sell weekly options. I think these shares are about to bounce off the lower channel line and head back higher. (Full Article)
Momo and the Golden Cross 9 April 2018 On Friday we saw the Golden Cross occur on the chart of MOMO despite the stock being down. That may seem confusing for beginners but the moving averages have squeezed out the volatility of daily fluctuations to show what's really happening from a longer term view. For me this is a signal to sell short term puts... (Full Article)
General Electric 8 April 2018 Is it finally time to buy GE stock? GE has been falling along with the overall market for the last few months but now it's really starting to look like it's forming a bottom. It'll take a while to be sure but it may be time to at least nibble a little here. Keep an eye on the PPO. It may be key to the reversal. These shares have just been so disappointing for so long.
Rigel Pharmaceuticals 27 March 2018 Rigel is a biotechnology company discovering, developing and providing novel small molecule drugs that significantly improve the lives of patients with immune and hematologic disorders, cancer and rare diseases. The Company focuses on signaling pathways critical to disease mechanisms. Clinical programs include trials of fostamatinib.... (Full Article)
Global Brass and Copper Holdings 20 March 2018 Global Brass and Copper is a value-added converter, fabricator, processor and distributor of specialized non-ferrous products, including a wide range of sheet, strip, foil, rod, tube and fabricated metal component products. The Company's operations are focused in North America under the Olin Brass, Chase Brass and A.J. Oster brand names. (Full Article)
Vanda Pharmaceuticals 13 March 2018 Vanda is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies to address high unmet medical needs and improve the lives of patients. Vanda commenced its operations in 2003 and their product portfolio includes..... (Full Article)
Buy Highs, Sell Higher Highs 11 March 2018 The price you pay for a stock is never as important as the direction the stock will take after you buy it. That may be obvious to experienced investors but beginners don’t always understand this basic concept. The’ve been indoctrinated with the idea of buying low. That’s why they’re often drawn to shares that are falling. (Full Article)
Retirement is a Waste of Time 6 March 2018 The most popular articles on the net these days are articles on retiring at 50, 40 or even 30. The idea is as soon as an investor can accumulate the minimum income (usually in the form of dividends) to support a minimal lifestyle, he should drop out and live a self centered, self absorbed life of laziness and consumption. Basically a bum. (Full Article)
Profire Energy 1 March 2018 Profire Energy, an oilfield technology company, provides burner- and chemical-management products and services for the oil and gas industry primarily in the United States and Canadian markets. It assists energy production companies in the production and transportation of oil and natural gas. (Full Article)
Fridays Are Expiration Days 26 February 2018 One of the many reasons I like watching the markets on Fridays is it's option expiration day for many of the options I've sold. And since I like to sell options a lot more than I like to buy options, it's the day I find out if my positions are being exercised and if I am buying or selling stock. (Full Article)
Finding the Trend 27 February 2018 When researching stocks I'm not just looking at the fundamentals, I'm also looking at the charts. And I like to see several indicators on each chart. One of the indicators I like is a set of three multiple moving averages (MA). My favorites are the 5, 10 and 20 period MAs. (Full Article)
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)
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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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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