HPQ, TGT, PETM Top Wednesday's Hot Stocks to Watch
Hewlett Packard (NYSE: HPQ) is among the hot stocks to watch today as earnings continue to roll in and investors look to take profits…Here are eight "hot stocks" for today that investors can put on their radar...
How Today's Stock Market Valuations Compare to 2000 – and What to Do About It
Opinions on stock market valuations flow easily around Wall Street, too often without backing.
Looking at the typical measurement used to determine stock valuations, I'm increasingly cautious.
Indeed, some of the numbers are downright scary just now, both in nominal value and in terms of red-light factors blinking on the horizon.
When you put it all together, here are some of my concerns about our hard-earned gains, and what we can do to profit…Full Story
Energy Investing: Why King Coal Is Bigger Than Oil or Gas
Energy Investing Update: Lost in the debate about exporting U.S. oil and natural gas is any mention of America's greatest energy export: coal.
And while legislators and environmentalists argue over pipelines, refineries, and trade agreements in the oil and natural gas industries, the United States sends tons of coal to eager customers all over the globe.Coal usage is at a 45-year peak, and Europe and Asia will take every ounce we can export...
Don't Believe the New Housing Market Index Numbers
This month's Housing Market Index (HMI) numbers would have you believe that this so-called housing recovery is picking up steam.
Figures released yesterday (Monday) show that home builders are both more confident in the current housing market, and are more optimistic for the six months ahead.But even as some will try to spin this narrative that these numbers point toward a substantial recovery, there are more sinister forces at work...
Why the Bitcoin Price Is Falling – and Why It's Not a Crisis
While everyone wants to know why the Bitcoin price is falling, no one is panicking.
There are many reasons for that, such as the rising number of merchants accepting Bitcoin and the millions of dollars in venture capital that continue to pour into Bitcoin startups.
But the latest crash in the Bitcoin price took many by surprise, as it followed weeks of stability.It turns out the most likely explanation is one that most seasoned investors will recognize...
Startup Companies Are Changing the World (Infographic)
Established companies get most of the attention, but startup companies are where the world gets its best ideas, and are the source of most of America's economic strength.
Startup companies are the embodiment of the entrepreneurial spirit that built America. Such innovators made the nation an industrial giant in the late nineteenth century with the rise of railroads and oil, and lives on today in the tech innovations of Silicon Valley.This infographic explains why startups are so vital to the economy...
The 2 Best Chinese Stocks to Buy to Play the Nation's $540 Billion E-Commerce Biz
Two of the best Chinese stocks to buy come from surging Chinese e-commerce industry – an industry that alone is expected to be worth $540 billion by 2015, according to business intelligence firm China Briefing.This is an exceptional opportunity...
Why Home Depot (NYSE: HD) Stock Is Up Today, and Where It's Headed Now
Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) stock was up 6.1% this morning (Tuesday) from yesterday's close, and touched a 52-week high of $88.72 after the company's second-quarter profits and earnings per share (EPS) topped analysts' estimates.
HD announced EPS of $1.52 on revenue of $23.81 billion. That beat consensus estimates of $1.45 per share on revenue of $23.61 billion.
HD stock may be trading at 52-week highs, but it hasn't reached its peak.This huge market condition will drive the HD stock price now...
Why Tesla Stock (Nasdaq: TSLA) Will Double in the Next 12 Months
I believe Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) stock will double within the next 12 months.
Bold? You bet. I know it's not a popular opinion. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that the disdain for TSLA's bull run is only surpassed by the herd's disdain for the overall bull market itself.
For every quarter since at least Q1/2013, any sign of strength by this company has been met with jeers from some pretty powerful detractors.
From the headquarters of GM to the front page of the MIT Technology Review, the chorus has been pretty consistent: Tesla is a hopelessly inflated stock, a flash in the pan and nothing more.
This company is on track to see a stock explosion that will make its surge back in the spring of 2013 look like a speed bump. I want you to know today that I believe we are on the cusp of a few key developments that will make electric cars in general and Tesla in particular the wave of the future.Let me explain why...