The Trend

Wednesday June 21, 2017

Oh Snap: We Tried to Warn Them

We tried to warn them.

But the hype was just too hot to ignore. 

On February 9, 2017, we noted that the Snap IPO “could be more trouble than it’s worth” based on overvaluation concerns alone.  It wasn’t a safe bet.  It never was.  Any one that did any research knew that. At 60 times earnings, it would be one of the hottest IPOs to hit the market.  Just to justify that valuation, it would need to grow its bottom line quick.

Monday April 24, 2017

Case Study 101: A Lesson in Why Fundamental Analysis is Essential

It’s just as important as technical and news analysis.

It helps us understand the very nuts and bolts of a company to arrive at fair value.  With it, we have a better understanding of competitive advantage, earnings strength, revenue growth, and quality of company management.

With it, we can understand which stock is truly the better buy.

 

Wednesday April 19, 2017

Shelter Shares: The Most Interesting Investment of 2017

Call it the ultimate bunker portfolio.

When the world goes nutty with threats of crisis, a handful of stocks typically run higher.  Between them, they provide the very essentials of a fallout bunker for those that think the world is coming to an end – bottled water, canned goods, gas masks, guns, generators, and even spam. 

 

Monday April 17, 2017

Crisis and Opportunity: Were You Even Aware of This?

Over the last several years, we’ve had our legs cut out from under us.

Consumers have had their most private information exposed.

In 2016, more than 50% of Americans were hacked and they don’t even know about it. 

Attackers weren’t just stealing your information. They were...

Wednesday April 12, 2017

Every Crisis Creates an Opportunity to Make Money

There’s always opportunity in crisis.

Capture it at the right time, and you stand to make a fortune.  However, it all depends on...

Monday April 10, 2017

2017: The Top Five Smart Ways to Handle Taxes

“American tax laws are constantly changing as our elected representatives seek new ways to ensure that whatever tax advice we receive is incorrect,” once quipped Dave Barry.

Others joke that perhaps the second of life’s two certainties is better.

As one of life’s two certainties, taxes can be, well… the most taxing. But if you’re aware of...

Wednesday April 5, 2017

The No. 1 Fundamental Tool Used to Unlock Value

One of the single best stocks to own over the last four years had nothing to do with oil, biotech or really anything revolutionary. In fact, it was quite boring and ignored.

Unjustly ignored, as it would turn out. The company is...

Monday April 3, 2017

How to Get U.S. Presidents to Pay You

Every President in history has impacted stocks.

The key to being in those very stocks lies in policy announcements. All we have to do is pay close attention and buy as the policy news begins to hit the press.

Going back to Barack Obama, we can see how it works:

Wednesday March 29, 2017

Three of the Most Overlooked Technical Patterns

They are some of the most overlooked trend reversal patterns.

But spot them first, and you could jump well ahead of the pack.