Garrett Baldwin breaks down the likely impact of recent earnings reports on the retail sector and points investors toward the best stocks to watch.
Today, with just one stock, our Michael Robinson's going to not only prove the tech-yield naysayers wrong, but he's also going to connect you with a high-tech dividend-paying machine…
It's easy for new investors to dismiss options trading as "too risky." And that's perfectly understandable.
But once you learn some options trading basics, it can become a valuable source of income.
Today, we're going to go over writing covered calls for beginners.
The Dow Jones is continuing its slow march back toward its record highs as it starts the day in positive territory again.
The S&P 500 is now nearly even with levels where it started on Jan. 1.
A fresh slate of earnings reports has investors eager to get in on the action, while vaccine optimism is helping sustain the market's momentum.
Today we'll show you the most important earnings reports coming today and what they'll mean for your money.
Finding stocks that return 50 to 100 times your original investment requires two steps.
First, identify those companies with the type of business model that should adapt to changing business conditions and survive tumultuous change for a very long time.
In just the past two weeks, Facebook Inc. stock has fallen from $242 down to $216, only to climb back again to $245. It's under a microscope right now, with around 800 companies – including giants like Coca-Cola Co., Hershey Co., Ford Motor Co., and Unilever NV – having "paused" their extensive ad buys.
The world's biggest social media site hosts around 2.6 billion active monthly users, so it's the ballpark all advertisers want to play in. Together, they paid Facebook almost $70 billion to do just that in 2019.
But those advertisers (or, more to the point, those advertisers' everyday customers) want Facebook to do more to police the content that appears on its site. So this "pause" in ad buying is really a de facto boycott.
Now, however you feel about Facebook's politics, if you're an investor, "boycott" is a scary word.
Advertising is Facebook's bread and butter, and when that all-important revenue stream is threatened, for any reason, all kinds of questions come up about Facebook's near-term value as a buy-and-hold stock. As my colleague, D.R. Barton, Jr., told you last week, though, there's still good reason to bet on FB for the long haul.
And as I'll show you today, the best way to make money on Facebook right now is to trade it.
The smart move is "renting" Facebook for a couple of cents on the dollar; that'll slash our risk and potentially put a cool $1,000 in our pockets toward the end of the summer.
There's only a short time frame for us to set up this trade. Here's how it works… Full Story
Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has been in the news this week as over 180 advertisers are boycotting the social media giant.
Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg triggered the exodus last week when he said his company won't monitor hate speech and violence on the platform.
The stock dropped 11% in the two trading days following dropouts from mega-cap companies like Verizon (NYSE: VZ), Unilever (NYSE: UN), Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), and Starbucks (NYSE: SBUX).
Some analysts expect up to one third of Facebook's total advertisers will join the revolt.
So, what do you do if you own the stock? And is this correction a buying opportunity or time to steer clear?
The Dow Jones is down another 400 points as oil markets continue their selloff from Monday's historic downturn.
Today will be another important day of earnings reports from Blue Chip companies like Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO), Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) and Chipotle (NYSE: CMG).
What happened to oil yesterday was the greatest collapse I've ever seen in any commodity, ever.
And barring some unforeseen apocalypse, we'll never see it again.
This just doesn't happen in the commodities market. Every once in a while in a stock, sure, you'll get a case of fraud or someone goes bankrupt. The stock will go to $0 over time.
In the commodities world, there's a bottom for prices. This doesn't happen. Until it did.
Oil futures traded at a negative price for the first time in history.
We had the perfect storm for an oil collapse.
Demand is down. No one is traveling, and global manufacturing has plummeted.
There's a price war. Saudi Arabia drove production way up, and Russia joined them. Now there's estimates of up to 30 million barrels a day of extra oil being produced. Even with a production cut, there will be 20 million barrels a day being produced with nowhere to go.
All that oil needs to be stored somewhere, and world is running out of places to put it.
Futures contracts are tied to physical delivery of a commodity. Everyone dumped them because they have nowhere to put that oil.
No one wants oil right now.
And that's why this oil story is so troubling – it's very much a demand story, not an oversupply story…
What to Do When No One Wants Oil
An oil trading firm in Singapore, Hin Leong, kicked off oil's trouble. Hin Leong buys and sells large super tankers filled with physical oil to distribute through Asia.
Sunday night, it told the world it had a non-disclosed $800 million loss from trading oil. To cover the loss, it had to liquidate oil futures – a fire sale. It had to sell… Full Story
2019 was one for the books – we're closing on new market highs, after all.
We're ending the year during the longest bull run in history. But people aren't exactly celebrating. You see, the second the door closes on 2019, everyone's eyes are going to be focused on one thing: 2020.
There are predictions floating around everywhere you look about the upcoming year. The financial news networks are running headline after headline, contradicting themselves by saying things like "Are Investors Underestimating the Chances of 2020 Recession?" followed by "U.S. Economy Shakes Free of Recession Fears in Striking Turnaround."
The bottom line is this: No one really knows what 2020 has in store.
But what we do know is how to profit from the year's market movement no matter what happens.
So today, I'm going to show you a time-tested, reliable pattern that'll have you ringing the profit bell all year long… Full Story