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September 30, 2016
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied today as banks stocks recovered, with Deutsche Bank among the gainers.
These three stocks are on death watch in October, so be sure to avoid them.
There's a high likelihood these companies will fail, and any investors caught unaware will get pummeled.
September 29, 2016
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell today as one of the world's largest banks, Deutsche Bank, hit an all-time low.
September 28, 2016
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose today after Fed Chair Janet Yellen's testimony before Congress and news of a new OPEC deal.
July 6, 2016
The BlackBerry Ltd. (Nasdaq: BBRY) stock price fell nearly 3% today after the company discontinued its latest smartphone.
With shares down 31% year to date, investors are wondering if there is any value left in BlackBerry stock.
June 23, 2016
The Dow Jones Industrial Average today is surging during the Brexit vote.
Polls suggest Britain will remain in the European Union, but it's still too close to call.
March 30, 2016
Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) caused a bit of an uproar when it announced that it was no longer going to support its native app on the BlackBerry Ltd.( Nasdaq: BBRY) operating system. But Facebook has reached a compromise and will provide a web-based version to replace the native app.
December 18, 2015
BlackBerry Ltd. (Nasdaq: BBRY) reported Q3 earnings today and beat Wall Street's expectations. BlackBerry reported revenue of $548 million, beating expectations of $489 million. BlackBerry also reported an adjusted loss of $0.03, which beat expectations of per-share losses of $0.15. BBRY stock was up 3.08% in pre-market activity today (Friday).
December 11, 2015
The BlackBerry Ltd. (Nasdaq: BBRY) stock price closed at $7.89 yesterday (Thursday), a gain of 7.06% from its opening price. The gain was because BlackBerry stated Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) will carry its new phone, the BlackBerry Priv. The success of the Priv will determine whether or not BlackBerry continues to produce phones.
December 1, 2015
BlackBerry Ltd. (Nasdaq: BBRY) faces pressure from the Pakistani government to comply to its demands of monitoring all traffic in the country. BlackBerry is willing to work with the Pakistani government to improve safety but not willing to compromise on user privacy, according to the Financial Post. BlackBerry has until Dec. 30 to reach a […]
November 30, 2015
BlackBerry Ltd. (Nasdaq: BBRY) executive Eric Johnson recently left the company, according to The Wall Street Journal. A spokesperson wouldn’t comment on his exact departure date or the reason for his departure. Johnson was in charge of BlackBerry’s enterprise software and services sales to business and government customers.
October 26, 2015
BlackBerry Ltd. (Nasdaq: BBRY) stock rose 2.46% in mid-day trading today (Monday) after pre-orders for its newest phone began on Oct. 23. The Priv is Blackberry's first Android phone. Chief Executive Officer John Chen stated that "Priv will be the answer for former BlackBerry users who miss the physical keyboard but want more apps." According […]
June 25, 2015
6/23/15 BBRY: Shares of BlackBerry Ltd. (Nasdaq: BBRY) slipped more than 4% on news that the company missed quarterly earnings estimates. However, the company said that it has seen stronger growth in its tech and software licensing business.
June 23, 2015
For BBRY stock, the market reaction to today's (Tuesday) missed earnings was a familiar one.
The once high-flying BlackBerry Ltd. (Nasdaq: BBRY) stock slumped about 4% to below $9 a share. In its heyday BlackBerry stock traded at over $100 a share.
Now CEO John Chen is trying to rebuild BlackBerry by focusing on its software business.
March 30, 2015
3/27/15: Shares of BlackBerry Ltd. (Nasdaq: BBRY) gained nearly 2.7% this afternoon on news that the company reported a profit in the fourth quarter. However, the company's revenue was well below expectations. It's mixed news to investors, but in Blackberry's case, it's "positive" for a tech company during its turnaround efforts. Overall, the company reported a $28 […]
January 23, 2015
Most investors focus exclusively on buying stocks in an attempt to capture huge returns. That's too bad, because it means they restrict themselves to half the opportunities available to them.
I bring this up because markets move up AND down, which means there is plenty of profit potential to be had in both directions.
George Soros, for instance, is reported to have made $1 billion in a single trade that famously almost broke the Bank of England in 1992.
John Paulson made billions from the housing crisis when it hit by betting against the grain.
Doug Kass of Seabreeze Partners is famous for bucking conventional wisdom on seemingly mighty companies and laughing all the way to the bank.
That's why shorting is one of the first tactics I shared with you in my Total Wealth publication.
Obviously, shorting stocks isn't for everybody – it takes a lot of guts and more than a little conviction to do it profitably. Not to mention a whole lot of discipline. But done right, it can really boost your profits.
January 15, 2015
Shares of Blackberry Ltd. (Nasdaq: BBRY) surged nearly 30% yesterday on news the company is a potential takeover target. However, shares then cratered more than 14% post-market after the firm announced it has not had any discussions with Samsung Electronics Co. (OTC: SSNLF) about a deal. BBRY has been in a large-scale turnaround since its current […]
December 19, 2014
Domestic shares of Blackberry Ltd. (Nasdaq: BBRY) were temporarily halted this morning in premarket hours after the stock reported quarterly earnings. The stock slipped more than 5.6% despite reporting a surprise adjusted quarterly profit. The company did miss Wall Street revenue estimates. BBRY reported quarterly revenue of $793 million, down from consensus estimates of $927.8 […]
September 26, 2014
Shares of BlackBerry Ltd. (Nasdaq: BBRY) were up marginally in after-hours trading after the company unveiled its 4.5-inch square-shaped Passport smartphone on three continents simultaneously. The new device is the first major product launch by Blackberry in nearly two years, so BBRY has a long way to go if it aims to make its mark in the smartphone […]
Shares of Canadian tech firm BlackBerry Ltd. (Nasdaq: BBRY) jumped more than 2% following its quarterly earnings announcement this morning. Wall Street analysts projected a loss of $0.16 per share, which calculates to sales of $949.6 million. The company reported adjusted earnings of $0.02 per share. On Wednesday, the company launched its first smartphone in more than […]
Shares of Canadian tech firm <strong>BlackBerry Ltd</strong>. (Nasdaq: <a target="_blank" href="https://www.google.com/finance?q=NASDAQ%3ABBRY&ei=0GQlVNAP1NDwBsSpgUg">BBRY</a>) jumped more than 2% following its quarterly earnings announcement this morning. Wall Street analysts projected a loss of 16 cents per share, which calculates to sales of $949.6 million. […]
Yesterday (Thursday), the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered its steepest drop since July 31st, with tech stocks leading the plunge.
The dive was fueled by a sharp downturn in shares of Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL), which fell for the second consecutive day. AAPL stock dropped 3.8%, falling below $100 per share. Concerns about software glitches in its iOS platform and structural problems in the iPhone 6 Plus are heavily weighing on the stock.
September 11, 2014
U.S. markets were mixed Thursday, with the Nasdaq and S&P 500 eking out modest gains and the Dow Jones shedding 19 points on news that the EU has issued new sanctions against Russian energy companies.
Investors also grew more cautious ahead of the Federal Reserve meeting next week, with many suggesting the central bank will take a more hawkish approach toward interest rates.
July 7, 2014
Stock Market Today, July 7, 2014: The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 50 points as investors weren't willing to take risky positions ahead of earnings season. Cyclical and small-cap stocks lagged the hardest this afternoon. The CBOE Volatility index soared more than 11%, the largest hike in nearly three months. The bounce was significant, as the index hit its lowest level since February 2007 last Thursday.
Featured on today's hot stocks to watch list are an interactive entertainment company, a struggling smartphone maker showing real signs of life, and an agricultural company aimed at growing with an acquisition deemed a perfect fit.