Louis' Blog Archive
October 27, 2020
The market sure woke up on the wrong side of the bed yesterday. The Dow plummeted more than 900 points – its worst day in almost two months – and the S&P 500 suffered its worst loss in a month. The stock market continued to oscillate today. The reality is there’s concern about the rise in coronavirus cases, especially in Europe, and those fears knocked down the market on Monday.
October 26, 2020
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 65 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.
October 24, 2020
During the pandemic, telecommunications companies like Verizon have done relatively well, due in large part to the increased number of people using their devices at home. This means more devices, more data used, and more home Wi-Fi plans through telecom companies like Verizon. In terms of 5G, though, Verizon has fallen far behind other telecommunication companies, like T-Mobile (TMUS) and AT&T (T).
October 23, 2020
Wall Street remains distracted by the stimulus negotiations underway on Capitol Hill, and as a result, the stock market’s daily gyrations continued this week, sending the broader indices lower. Personally, I still expect a lot of the uncertainty that’s been hitting the markets to shake out after the presidential election. Regardless, I think our time is therefore better spent focusing on the third-quarter earnings season that’s just kicked off.
October 22, 2020
It’s been a busy earnings week for Wall Street. It also marks the start of earnings for the FAANG group – Facebook (FB), Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX) and Google (GOOGL) – as NFLX reported its third-quarter earnings results on Tuesday. Tesla (TSLA) also stepped up to bat yesterday. While plenty of other companies released their quarterly results this week, all eyes were on NFLX and TSLA. So, let’s use today’s Market360 to dive into the numbers.
October 20, 2020
I mention often that earnings season is my favorite time of year. Results from the third-quarter earnings season began trickling in last week (including the big banks’ reports), and they will start coming in fast and furious over the next few weeks. So, in today’s Market360 article, I’d like to explain why earnings season is so important to me.And I’m going to explain how you can use this knowledge to your advantage in the stock market. So let’s get started.
October 19, 2020
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 47 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.
October 17, 2020
October is quite the busy month. Not only is it the start of the fourth quarter and the third-quarter earnings season, but October is also Cybersecurity Awareness Month. So, today I’d like to raise some awareness on a new type of cybersecurity breach. During the coronavirus pandemic, cybercrime has risen by over 600%, and now the malicious hackers are becoming more creative by using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to evade detection.
October 16, 2020
In case you haven’t heard me say it yet — we’re on track for a stunning third-quarter earnings season. That might not come through a lot of the doom and gloom making up the headlines lately. Yes, the market dipped in recent days over rising COVID-19 cases in Europe and the ensuing lockdown in major cities like Paris, as well as rising jobless claims at home and the need for a new stimulus. It’s why I’m staying focused on the best opportunities in fundamentally superior stocks that are thriving in the “new reality.”
October 15, 2020
Two Big Tech companies – Amazon (AMZN) and Apple (AAPL) – held major events this week. Apple unveiled its iPhone 12 and foray into 5G on Tuesday. (I covered the event in Tuesday’s Market360. You can catch up on it here.) Amazon also kicked off its two-day Amazon Prime Day on Tuesday.