"Star Wars" Series Keeps Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) Momentum Rolling
NFLX stock climbed 1.7% yesterday and reached a record high of $439.35. DIS stock is up 1.7% today.
The sixth season of the series "Star Wars: the Clone Wars" will be available to subscribers in the United States and Canada starting March 7. The first five seasons ran on Time Warner Inc.'s (NYSE: TWX) Cartoon Network.
Netflix also announced that it will have exclusive U.S. streaming rights to Disney movies starting in 2016.To continue reading, please click here...
Investing in Tech: We Sure Hope You Own These Three "Wealth Building Blocks"
I get a lot of questions from you folks here at the Strategic Tech Investor.
And the single most frequently asked query is this one:
"Michael, what's the best way to get started as a tech investor?"
I'll grant you: As questions go, that's probably the most basic one that you'll find.To continue reading, please click here...
- Bypass These Pitfalls to (Major) Profits in Bioscience Anyone who's very familiar with the bioscience/pharmaceutical sector will tell you investing in experimental drugs can be an object lesson in volatility. As the drugs progress toward FDA approval or denial, the stock prices of the companies backing them can be in for the same volatile ride. A stock's surge or decline is often premised on general assumptions about the likelihood of FDA approval. But within specific bioscience sectors, that likelihood varies... widely. That's why I wanted to navigate through some types of drugs that generate a lot of enthusiasm but often crash before delivery. That way you can avoid some of the downside risk of this often lucrative market...
- Don't Fear the Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA)-Time Warner Cable Deal The proposed $45.2 billion Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal will create a colossus within the cable industry bound to fill both consumer groups and regulators with dread, but it's not quite as scary as it looks. And the fact is, it just makes sense. Here's why the cable industry needed this deal to happen...
Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) Stock Is Soaring with More to Come
Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) stock reached its all-time high yesterday (Tuesday) of $202.20 shortly after the market opened. That was after setting another record high on Monday of $196.
TSLA stock has been on fire this year, up nearly 31% in 2014. More impressive, that rally has occurred during a market sell-off that's seen the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 dip 3.6% and 1.5% respectively.See why Nasdaq: TSLA could be one of the best investments for 2014...
- Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO) Stock: Earnings Don't Tell the Whole Story Wall Street punished networking giant Cisco for only beating expectations by a penny when it reported earnings yesterday. But Cisco's short-term problems doesn't mean investors should write off the stock. When you dig a little deeper, you'll understand why Cisco is going to prove the naysayers wrong...
3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) Stock: What's Next After 28% Plunge
3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD) stock slumped as much as 28% Wednesday in reaction to disappointing preliminary 2013 earnings - a move Money Morning readers were prepared for.
3D Systems cut its 2013 profit estimate to $0.83 to $0.87 per share, down from $0.93 to $1.03 per share. The company cited softer demand than expected for its consumer printers - even though demand for professional printers was stronger than expected.To continue reading, please click here...
IPO Calendar 2014 Dominated by Biotech
IPO Calendar 2014: This year is forecast to be a record year for initial public offerings (IPOs).
Over the January to March period, some 250 to 300 new issues will launch, according to professional services firm EY - a number not seen since the start of the 2008 financial crisis.
And biotech companies are the hottest issues to date.
Since 2000, no two-week period saw more than six new biotech issues - until now.See which biotech IPOs could be the best investments now...
Tap Into a $67 Billion Market by Investing in Cybersecurity Stocks
The growing threat of cyber attacks is corporations' biggest concern in 2014 - but it could also be your biggest profit opportunity.
Even when broader markets fell in January, cybersecurity stocks delivered double-digit gains. FireEye Inc. (Nasdaq: FEYE) surged a whopping 67%, KEYW Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: KEYW) climbed 19%, and Imperva Inc. (NYSE: IMPV) rose 14% in the year's first month.To continue reading, please click here...
Be Ready When This Tech Spin-Off Hits Wall Street
Most investors don't think of Rayonier Inc. (NYSE: RYN) as a high-tech firm.
This 85-year-old forest products company operates as a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) after being first acquired, then later spun-off, by ITT Corp. (NYSE: ITT).
It owns some 2.7 million acres of timberland and is one of the largest landowners in the United States and New Zealand.
That sounds like a pretty low-tech operation - turning forest lands into lumber, pulp, and paper products.
And there's our opportunity...
Stocks to Buy: We Just Found the New King of the Computer Industry
During the Depression-ridden 1930s, with the United States circling the financial abyss, an American industrialist named Thomas J. Watson Jr. gambled the future of his business-equipment company on an expansion plan that included wholesale hiring, investments in technology, and the construction of new factories.
For six years, Watson had his factories at full bore - churning out tabulating equipment there were no buyers for. But he believed in his plan and stayed with his strategy.His strategy could make this computer king one of the best investments...
Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) Stock Drop Is Chance to Buy
Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) stock has dropped 10% today (Friday) prompting the Nasdaq to implement a short-sale restriction on the stock.
The short-sale restriction is triggered when a stock falls 10% in one trading session from the previous session's closing price. The restriction aims to prevent share-price manipulation by short sellers.To continue reading, please click here