Archive for January, 2014

2014 Conundrum: Stocks Down, Bonds Up — 4 Reasons Why

Friday, January 24th, 2014
2014 Conundrum: Stocks Down, Bonds Up — 4 Reasons Why

With 2013’s market trends (stocks up, bonds down) seemingly established, and year-end fundamentals pointing to improvement and growth, the forecast was for 2014 to be more of the same – perhaps even better. Anticipating happy news, investors jiggered their portfolios, then sat back to watch the “January effect” launch the New Year’s bull market,... »

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Best Buy Stock Adrift Without Growth Or Value Lifelines — Traders Circle

Monday, January 20th, 2014
Best Buy Stock Adrift Without Growth Or Value Lifelines — Traders Circle

Best Buy’s shocking 2014 news negated its 2013 growth status. Management’s strategy stumbled, turning hoped-for sales and earnings growth into confirmed declines in both. Last year’s resurrected growth story evaporated and with it, almost two-thirds of 2013’s outstanding rise (from $12 to $44, now down to $24). Analysts, fund managers and individual investors alike... »

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Best Buy’s ‘Shocking’ Drop Provides Reality Check For All Investors

Thursday, January 16th, 2014
Best Buy’s ‘Shocking’ Drop Provides Reality Check For All Investors

No one can say the risk was hidden. Best Buy cautioned last November about the risks in the coming holiday season. The accompanying 10% stock drop back then signaled management’s comments were a serious concern. Now falls the other shoe: A huge 28+% stock plunge following Best Buy’s confirmation of risk becoming reality. (This... »

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Ditch ‘Dogs Of The Dow’ – The Mutts Have Bad Genes, Improper Breeding And False Papers

Thursday, January 9th, 2014
Ditch ‘Dogs Of The Dow’ – The Mutts Have Bad Genes, Improper Breeding And False Papers

The ‘Dogs of the Dow’ reasoning sounds sensible, the process is simple and the result are being reported as proof that it works. However, appearances are not what they seem. The basis (genes) is bad, the process (breeding) is improper and the results (papers) are false. Here’s the explanation… This article is published on... »

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Apple’s Missing Ingredient Dulls Its Outlook

Saturday, January 4th, 2014
Apple’s Missing Ingredient Dulls Its Outlook

All analysts and investors agree on one thing: Innovation created Apple (AAPL). But innovation has two forms: revolutionary and evolutionary. Revolutionary innovation is what Steve Jobs did so well. His creations shook up the status quo and produced new markets with his dramatically new, must-have products. But he also was expert at the follow-on... »

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