Louis' Blog Archive
April 16, 2021
Back in mid-December, my InvestorPlace colleague and friend, Matt McCall, and I released our first Power Portfolio. And we are pleased to say it performed better than even our wildest expectations. By February 9, it was up a stunning 38.5% – about 5X the market’s average annual return in just seven-and-a-half weeks. And now, there’s another opportunity coming that could make the stock market go parabolic.
April 15, 2021
I am very excited to announce that my InvestorPlace colleague and friend, Matt McCall, and I will be returning for a special Road Map to Recovery event next Tuesday. We unveiled our first Power Portfolio in mid-December with stocks we intended to hold for the coming 12 months. But we did better in less than two months than most portfolios do in an entire year.
April 13, 2021
The reality is this is when the wheat is separated from the chaff. Every company must open its books and show Wall Street how they performed in the quarter and share their longer-term outlook. The companies that reveal strong results and positive guidance are typically rewarded by investors, while those who post weak results and guidance are punished.
April 12, 2021
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.
April 10, 2021
For the majority of 2020, the world watched as the healthcare industry scrambled to understand and prevent COVID-19. And when vaccines started rolling out nine months after the start of the pandemic, it was clear that new technology applications were the key to preventative healthcare and treatment options.
April 9, 2021
As the pandemic forced the world into lockdowns over the past year and accelerated the adoption of next-generation technologies, services like video chat and telehealth have taken center stage. Meanwhile, a technology with the potential to up-end the way we carry out everything from medical testing to data storage has come into its own. I’m talking about the process of figuring out the DNA makeup of just about any organism you can think of, known as genomic sequencing.
April 8, 2021
The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the Federal Reserve is keeping short-term borrowing interest rates near zero and will carry on its $120 billion monthly minimum bond purchasing program. So, with interest rates at ultralow levels for the foreseeable future, and the Dow and S&P 500 still yielding more than the 10-year Treasury yield (1.62%) at 2.26% and 1.69%, respectively, the stock market remains the best game in town.
April 6, 2021
The S&P 500 broke 4,000 for the first time ever, and by Monday, the Dow was back at all-time highs, too. Consider this: According to the folks at Bespoke, April has consistently been the strongest month for the stock market in the past 50 years, with the Dow posting an average 2.24% gain. In the last 20 years, the index has been up 85% of the time.
April 5, 2021
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 190 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.
April 3, 2021
As you may know, solar homes are now mandated in California for new home construction, and electricity is typically sold back to the electricity grid at very low rates. But with the California electricity grid no longer reliable during fire season, more businesses and homeowners are looking to store their electricity in backup systems. These backup systems are also vital for electric vehicles (EVs) in California and in other major solar markets.