The Trend

Monday February 20, 2017

Sears Holdings (SHLD): Why It Just Will Not Survive

There really is a sucker born every minute.

Quite a few of them bid up Sears Holdings (SHLD) yet again in recent weeks on nothing more than hope. Let’s be honest: The company may not be dead yet, but the box is built, the hole is dug, and the nails are in place.

Now, all we need is...

Thursday January 19, 2017

U.S. Economy 2017: Why Retailers Are Struggling

“As the fortunes of many Americans go, so goes Wal-Mart, so goes the economy.”

That’s what The Associated Press has noted.

Wal-Mart is arguably one of the world's most important economic indicators, and recent earnings numbers may be a sign of things to come.

Tuesday January 17, 2017

The Trump Presidency: The Stocks To Own

Sometimes, size does matter.

For quite some time, a certain investment vehicle was left for dead thanks to a number of factors, including a crash in commodities. Then, for most of 2016, traders ignored them again. By the time 2016 ended, these became the biggest winners on the market:

Thursday January 12, 2017

This is the Hottest Sector of 2017

It was one of the most powerful moves we’ve ever seen.

Between January 2012 and 2015, the iShares NASDAQ Biotech Index (IBB) rallied from a low of 109.03 to 400 due in part to...

Tuesday January 10, 2017

Snapchat IPO: The Easiest Way to Trade It

An 800 lb. social networking gorilla is about to enter the room.

But it may be more trouble than it’s worth. Sometime in 2017, Snapchat is hoping to IPO with a valuation of $40 billion. While exciting, a valuation of that size doesn’t work, especially for a company...

Thursday January 5, 2017

The Last Time This Happened, the Bitcoin Rally Died

With a simple click in 2009, a digital currency craze was born. 

All of a sudden, a peer-to-peer system of electronic cash popped up out of nowhere.

Governments and central banks couldn’t manipulate this 'renegade currency', which terrified politicians because it could end paper money.

Tuesday January 3, 2017

After 123 Years, Sears Holdings May Be On the Way Out

Sears Holdings isn’t dead just yet.

But after 123 years of service, the company finds itself one step closer to bankruptcy.

That won't keep it from kicking the can down the road, though.

Thursday December 29, 2016

Winter 2016-17: How to Trade the Snow

Winter is here. And with winter comes snow.

And with snow comes the back-aching shoveling, cancelled events, the flu, infuriatingly bad drivers, and aggravation.

But it also offers plenty of opportunity.

Tuesday December 27, 2016

Tax Time: How to Save on 2016 Capital Gains Taxes

Death and taxes… They’re two of life’s certainties.

And while some would jokingly argue that death is the better of the two, it is what it is.

Fortunately, there are ways to decrease your tax burdens to make life a bit easier.