Louis' Blog Archive
September 21, 2019
Cybersecurity is everything these days. Everyone from credit companies to hotels are desperate to shore up their cybersecurity, and it’s even playing a pivotal role in the U.S.-China trade war. There are a lot of cybersecurity companies out there right now, so you’d think that picking a winner would be easy… but you couldn’t be more wrong.
September 20, 2019
While marijuana is never not being talked about in the financial news somewhere, it’s become a hot topic again on Wall Street as Canada gets ready to legalize marijuana edibles, beverages, extracts and lotions on October 17. The products should be available for purchase around mid-December. So, it’s no surprise that investors are trying to figure out the best way to play this rising trend.
September 19, 2019
The Federal Reserve released its latest policy decision Wednesday afternoon, and lately there hasn’t been anything too noteworthy in these things – but that’s certainly not the case this time around. I say this even though the Fed decided to cut rates by 25 basis points, just as I’d expected. But, as I mentioned in my exclusive Platinum Growth Club Live Chat Event on Monday, the Fed statement is everything. In other words, what economic reasoning do they give for their decision?
September 17, 2019
There are a few factors that don’t bode well for energy stocks… but that doesn’t mean there aren’t good plays in the sector. In fact, one particular energy stock is showing an “A” rating in my Dividend Grader – and thanks to its specific business model, the company makes good, steady money.
September 16, 2019
During these busy times, it pays to stay on top of the latest profit opportunities. And today’s blog post should be a great place to start. After taking a close look at the latest data on institutional buying pressure and each company’s fundamental health, I decided to revise my Portfolio Grader recommendations for 87 big blue chips. Chances are that you have at least one of these stocks in your portfolio, so you may want to give this list a skim and act accordingly.
September 14, 2019
On the stump, if there’s one thing that both Republican and Democratic politicians have long claimed to support, it’s lower drug prices. And when rumors start buzzing that the government may be about to intervene, then biotech stocks often get slammed…some fairly, and some not (as we’ll see). That’s just what happened in the past week.
September 13, 2019
In a week that was otherwise light on market news, Apple (AAPL) lit a fire under large-cap tech stocks Tuesday with its livestream event. This is the annual ritual where Tim Cook dons the traditional dark sweater, gets onstage at the “Steve Jobs Theater,” and presents the new product lineup. We saw the new hardware: the Apple Watch Series 5…the 7th generation iPad…and of course the iPhone 11, now with two or even three rear cameras! But Apple also had a little surprise for its competitors in the streaming media market.
September 12, 2019
Imagine, for a moment, that the stock market is like the ocean. You have waves and the factors that cause them to swell and break, like wind, the tides, or the weather. And while the ocean might seem at rest and calming to watch, it’s never still. There is always something happening underneath the surface, and the deeper you dive, the more you see. The stock market is the same way.
September 10, 2019
It was great to see the stock market stage such a huge comeback last Thursday. Part of the strength certainly came on the heels of an announcement that the U.S. and China were tapping the brakes on their trade spat. But underneath the surface, there was something much more interesting driving the rally: low-quality stocks.
September 9, 2019
During these busy times, it pays to stay on top of the latest profit opportunities. And today’s blog post should be a great place to start. After taking a close look at the latest data on institutional buying pressure and each company’s fundamental health, I decided to revise my Portfolio Grader recommendations for 74 big blue chips. Chances are that you have at least one of these stocks in your portfolio, so you may want to give this list a skim and act accordingly.