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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 →

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 →

Investing for A Good Cause: Breast Biopsy Space

If the thought of contributing to a meaningful cause through an investment, and profiting from that move appeals to you, consider one of these medical device publicly-traded companies. Striving to make strides in the area of breast biopsies, these companies have shown an intense goal of addressing one of the world’s most deadliest cancers – Continue reading →

Posted by TwillyD August 12, 2015

Equity vs. Debt in Real Estate Crowdfunding Investments

Few would question that investing in real estate can be very lucrative. Look no further than Donald Trump who has been running away with news headlines since he announced plans to run for president of the United States. The real estate mogul boasts funding his campaign with money he earned through his real estate holdings. Continue reading →

Stock Splits: How You Can Benefit As An Investor

With awe, I’ve watched stocks soar to highs that were once deemed impossible by some market players. Companies whose share prices are well over $500 are those that may be considered ripe to split their stocks. Stock splits can be advantageous to investors, as well as to companies. In this piece, I will discuss these Continue reading →

Earnings Season Can Be Bountiful With Options Trading

Earnings season is in full swing, with a third of S&P stocks scheduled to report this week. If the S&P 500 is any indicator of how companies performed during the first half of the year, stock investing continues to be one of the best ways to line your financial coffers. That being said, there are Continue reading →

Posted by TwillyD July 26, 2015

Want To Get In On Apple? Consider Its Suppliers as Investments

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is still trying to recover from the negative reaction to its third quarter earnings report last week. While the reasons investors were unhappy varied, the main reason related to the recently unveiled iPhone 6. Worried that Apple may have reached its pinnacle in selling the high-end smartphone, investors sent the stock lower. Continue reading →