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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 →

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 →

Posted by TwillyD May 18, 2016

What’s Old is New Again; Nokia Hopes So

Remember when the hottest cellphones in the market were made by Nokia (NYSE: NOK). We watched it go by way of so many others in the wake of the iPhone made by Apple (NASDAQ:APPL) and devices powered by Android from Google (NASDAQ: GOOG). (Google is now Alphabet and its ticker is GOOGL) Well, you may Continue reading →

Posted by TwillyD May 17, 2016

Regenerative Medicine Company Faces NASDAQ Delisting

After being given roughly a month to show that it had gotten its financials in order, Osiris Therapeutics (NASDAQ: OSIR) has failed and faces a real chance of being delisted. On Monday, the company provided an update regarding the status of its compliance with the Listing Rules of the NASDAQ. In March, Osiris received a Continue reading →

The DOL Fiduciary Rule is Here; Now What for Advisors and Insurers

If you invest in variable or fixed annuities, you will see some changes in the commission costs soon. That’s due to the Department of Labor’s new fiduciary rule that will begin taking effect over the coming months. The investment advisors who sell the products and the insurance companies that employ them are all on alert Continue reading →

Oracle Making Strong Entry Into Cloud; Is It Too Late to Grab Market Share

“What the Hell is Cloud Computing?” That was the question posed by Oracle founder Larry Ellison about eight years ago when he spoke to a gathering of financial analysts. Since then, it seems Ellison, now chief technology officer, of Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) has been enlightened. That, or Ellison has adopted the policy of, “if you Continue reading →