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Archive for April, 2016

How an Elevator Company More Than 160 Years Old is Using Disruptive Technology to Reach the Cloud

When you think about elevators, you may become instantly bored. Up, down… what else is to it? Well, Otis Elevators, a unit of United Technologies (NYSE: UTX), is recognizing that there is a lot more to it when you tap into the disruptive technology known as the Internet of Things, or IoT. Over the last Continue reading →

Whatever Their Q1 2016 Earnigns, Biotech/Biopharma Companies Are Strong Long-Term Plays

We’re into our third week of Q1 2016 earnings reports, and we have seen sectors we thought would horribly disappoint, beat estimates, while those that many thought would beat with flying colors, disappointed. Up this week to report their most recent earnings are several biotech and biopharma companies. Despite the volatility in the spaces, I Continue reading →

Why I am not a passive investor.

When I was browsing the internet looking for investors trading actively options and blogging about it I didn’t find many. But I found a lot who claimed to be passive investors investing into dividend stocks, buy stocks and hold them. The only time when they sell is when they find that the stock they hold Continue reading →

Posted by TwillyD April 20, 2016

Medical Device Companies are Thriving, But Steer Clear of This One

Many medical device companies are considered solid investments because they are in a space that has a broad reach. This is especially the case for those companies that offer advanced products. Such is the case for Osiris Therapeutics (NASDAQ: OSIR). However, the regenerative medicine products that it develops, manufactures, markets and distributes may be stalled Continue reading →

Avoid Pure Plays in Banking For Now

This week, the bulk of the firms in the financial sector are wrapping up the reporting of their earnings for the first quarter. And whether it be to your dismay, surprise or pleasure, the numbers they are reporting are not as bad as what had been anticipated. Most of the big banks reported last week, Continue reading →

Posted by Martin April 14, 2016

Handling a losing trade after assignment

It is interesting how things in the stock market can turn on a dime. Yesterday all my stock positions were great, and the sky was at the tip of my fingers, today, everything is the exact opposite. A few trades which i have opened yesterday and which were doing well are now in the money Continue reading →

Q1 Earnings for Big Banks Expected to be Dismal; Improvements on Horizon

Well, it is earnings season time again. Companies begin to report their earnings for the first quarter on Monday, with the traditional season opener Alcoa (AA) leading the way. However, the stocks I will be watching most closely are big bank stocks, particularly considering the industry regulations they have had to deal with so that Continue reading →

Posted by TwillyD April 09, 2016

Viacom’s Soul Train Buy Could Have Investors Tooting Their Horns

If you remember the Good Ole days of the 70s, you may get fuzzy butterflies when you read this story. The music show, Soul Train, has been purchased by Viacom (VIAB). Even if you don’t remember the show, or you could care less, I thought to bring it to your attention because of the impact Continue reading →

Posted by TwillyD April 09, 2016

Seeing Some Wrinkles in Yahoo! Acquisition

After Verizon (VZ) bought AOL (AOL) last year, I said to myself (like many others probably), “which big wireless carrier is setting its sights on the other Internet company – Yahoo!?” Could it be AT&T (T) or Sprint (S)? The last thing I thought was that Verizon would go after the failing Yahoo!, snapping up Continue reading →

March 2016 trading, investing, and dividends results

It is difficult to admit that you were wrong when you are the king of the world. But at some point the reality will catch up with you and you will be forced to admit you were wrong. If your trading pattern looks like a roller coaster or constant losing it is time to stop Continue reading →