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Archive for May, 2016

May 2016 trading, investing, and dividends results

At first, May 2016 trading started slow and I had a very low expectation of it. Many of my trades got in the money and I had to roll them away in time. I thought I would not be able to repeat my income from the previous month. But then the trades turned all around Continue reading →

Hot Housing, Food Services IPOs Shed Light On Economy’s State

You may have heard by now that the initial public offering market got a boost last week, with several solid companies bringing their deals to the market. Let’s look at two of them that are considered to be staples of the food and housing spaces as their performance can shed some light on how much Continue reading →

Jump On Board These Cruise Names; Space is Ripe for Growth

Despite several negative news events over the past few years, the cruise line industry is proving to be quite resilient. Cruise lines continue to attract a record number of passengers each year, who seem to have deep pockets when it comes to spending on activities while on board. For these reasons, and others, you should Continue reading →

Posted by TwillyD May 26, 2016

These Retailers Should Be Avoided

Earnings season is coming to an end, but there is a sector that has a few companies that are still reporting and their numbers are very important because they show how consumers feel about spending. The sector is retail. A handful of retailers reported this week, and of those, there are two that investors should Continue reading →

Posted by TwillyD May 24, 2016

Ride Sharing Companies Are Needed Disruptors for Auto Industry

They may not be publicly traded – yet – but they seem to be all the rage these days. I’m speaking of Uber and Lyft, which are garnering considerable attention from leading automakers looking to capitalize on their booming ridesharing services. On Tuesday, the market learned that Toyota and Uber were collaborating. The reports noted Continue reading →

Tips On Managing Your Portfolio

We previously talked about how to get higher returns by investing in a peer to peer platform (P2P) instead of a traditional saving product offered by the banks.   However P2P is now a very mature industry. Gone are the days when there were just two to three peer-to-peer lending platforms. What started from Zopa Continue reading →

Cybersecurity on Deck; Palo Alto Earnings Out This Week

Cybersecurity continues to grow as a concern for individuals, businesses and government entities as the world increasingly performs daily activities electronically. A host of companies have formed to deal with cybersecurity, and if you play your cards right, you may find one, or more that make for solid investment choices for your needs. Services provided Continue reading →

Newspaper Industry is Not Dying; Just Not Investable?

The newspaper industry has experienced steep declines in sales over the past few decades, causing them to be less attractive in the eyes of investors. Many newspapers have merged, or have been acquired, while others have simply gone out of business. I took a look at a few of the larger companies, and came away Continue reading →

Charter Eyeing MVNO Launch After Time Warner Buyout Closes

Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) this week officially closed its deal in acquiring Time Warner Cable and Bright House. The natural thought is on how this deal will affect the cable industry. However, there is another benefit that Charter considered in buying Time Warner and it is called an MVNO, and it could be just as Continue reading →

Protect Your Nest Eggs With a Bond Ladder

On Wednesday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said that interest rates could be raised next month depending on a wide range of factors that can show whether or not the nation’s economy is improving. In the meantime, investors continue to look for the best ways to spend their money, especially people who are tucking away Continue reading →