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Posted by Martin June 11, 2016

Trade Alert – ROTH IRA cash secured put (LGCY)

I am going to open a cash covered put trade (CSP) in my ROTH IRA account on Monday using LGCY stock. The stock has been beaten up severely and I own it at $12.40 a share but it currently trades at $2.24 a share. It paid dividends, but about a year ago it suspended it. Continue reading →

Posted by TwillyD June 09, 2016

Technology May Win In Minimum Wage Fight; Restaurant Space

The movement afoot to raise the minimum wage has frequently captured headlines as of late. Many understand the financial plight of people trying to live on minimum wage. On the flip side are observers who are raising concerns about the negative effects on the top and bottom lines of companies that will have to absorb Continue reading →

Posted by TwillyD June 09, 2016

Viacom Squabbling Troublesome for Investors

There has been quite a bit of drama playing out in the entertainment space lately as Viacom (NYSE: VIAB) is enthralled in an unprecedented fight over who will be in charge of the $17 billion company. The power struggle antics over who will control the company are serving to aggravate shareholders who were already concerned Continue reading →

Markets higher, ugly, but still bullish

What a day on Wall Street today! As bullish the market was today as ugly it looked. My feelings about the market are totally derailed and I do not know what to think about it. In the morning the S&P lost ground to turn bullish and during the day it rallied up. But on low Continue reading →

Posted by TwillyD June 07, 2016

Relypsa’s Drug Treatment Success Threatened By Looming New Player Entranceent as Big Pharma

Biopharmaceutical company Relypsa Inc. (NASDAQ: RLYP) continues to enjoy being the sole provider of a drug used to treat hyperkalemia. Its stock is up and analysts are bullish that it has more room to run. However, there are some catalysts that could move the stock downward. Because of some issues that could affect shareholder value, Continue reading →

May Auto Sales Slip While Five-Year Loans Prosper

May Auto Sales Slip While Five-Year Loans Prosper

Last week was an interesting week in the automobile space. Top automakers reported declines in the number of cars sold, and auto loan financiers were highlighted for offering loans with historic terms in regards to how long they go out. These issues show some of the headwinds that are facing the auto industries. The auto Continue reading →

Investors Await Latest Round of Bank Stress Test Results

Bank officials and their shareholders are holding their breaths as they wait to see how they fared under the Federal Reserve’s stress tests. They are also readying for even more stringent capital requirements that the Fed is putting in place for them for future stress tests. These measures are mainly meant to make sure that Continue reading →

Unprecedented FCC Change Helps Wireless Companies Obtain More Spectrum

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and even Dish are thought to be among the companies that are bidding on wireless spectrum that is being auctioned off by the Federal Communications Commission. These players are hoping to benefit from a first-of-its kind method being used by the FCC to allow wireless providers to bid for spectrum These Continue reading →

Medtronic Brain Therapies Make its Stock Attractive

Medical device maker Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) is tapping into the brain with its cutting-edge technology, and the strides it is making can help conditions that include Parkinson’s disease and aneurysms. Medtronic has invested a considerable amount of money in the treatment of these brain conditions, including its $50 billion acquisition of Covidien in 2015. In Continue reading →

Internet of Things Spurs All Sorts of Investment Opportunities

The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to evolve as businesses in all sectors are taking advantage of the solutions and applications that can make their operations run more smoothly. From the birth of IoT is IoMT, which is the Internet of Medical Things. Over the past few years, there has been a surge in the Continue reading →