S&P 500
Technical Analysis

Why a “death cross” may not be as scary as it sounds.

This morning as the market opened, I was watching CNBC and scrolling through market headlines on my phone as I usually do, trying to get a sense for what the day’s drivers might be. A couple of headlines caught my attention because they were effective at using attention-grabbing words; if you’re a little attention deficit-oriented […]

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Commodities
Energy Sector
Oil
Sector Rotation

Oil is officially in a bear market – and that could be a good thing for SLB

The stock market has seen a lot of turmoil and turbulence since the beginning of October, with all three major indices touching, or coming very near to the 10% level that most technicians consider correction territory. What you may or may not be aware of, however is that at nearly the same time the stock […]

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Retailers
Risk
Technical Analysis
Technology
Value Investing
Value Traps

How much is Apple (AAPL) actually worth?

Apple Inc. (AAPL) is one of the biggest companies in the world; in August of this year, with the stock pushing nicely above $200 per share, they were the first company in the modern era to officially cross the $1 trillion dollar threshold. And over the last ten years, it is without a doubt one […]

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Market Forcast
Panic Selling
S&P 500

How close is the S&P 500 to a level that you should REALLY start to worry?

If you were watching the market sell off again yesterday, you probably started to wonder as I did if the market was really starting to follow through on the bearish sentiment that drove it back into correction territory for the Dow and the NASDAQ. The S&P plunged nearly 2% amid worries that the entire tech […]

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Risk
Sector Rotation
Value Investing

AMAT is down more than 50% from its top – has it finally found bottom?

Throughout most of this year, semiconductors have been perhaps the most distressed sector of the market. Before bottoming at the end of the October, the sector had dropped a little over 21% from its high point in mid-March as measured by the iShares Semiconductor ETF (SOXX), and is still down nearly 15% as of Thursday’s […]

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Industrials
Semiconductor
Trade War

Why government gridlock could be a good thing for these 2 sectors

October was a rough month for the stock market, proven by the decline of the NASDAQ and Dow Jones Industrial Average into clear correction territory, while the S&P 500 halted its own slide just shy of that mark. It was enough to put a lot of investors and analysts on edge and start to wonder […]

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Breaking News
Industrials
Value Investing

What is a good price for CAT?

Yesterday marked another volatile day in the stock market, as the major indices posted big losses during the trading session – the Dow, for example bottomed out about 500 points below Monday’s close – but managed to claw back late to finish about .5% lower for the day. The market was chewing on a new […]

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Biotech
Health
HeathCare

Market Rout Means A Great Buying Opportunity For These 2 Healthcare Stocks

You’ve heard the phrase, “be greedy when others are fearful.” Judging by the plunge in stocks this month, I think it’s safe to say investors are spooked. Market sell-offs like we’ve seen in the last few weeks tend to create opportunities, and there are two good opportunities in the healthcare sector that investors can now […]

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Consumer Staples

In A Shaky Market, These 3 Consumer Stocks Should Be On Your Radar

The stock market has been looking dicey for the past month, and lots of big names are sounding the alarm bells that this bull market is on its last legs. While it may be more fun to look at growth stocks even at frothy valuations, the stocks that have been doing alright over the past […]

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Dividend Yields

3 Growth Stocks Offering BIG Dividends

For investors focused on cash flow or retirees who need their assets to generate income, dividend stocks are at the top of heap. Often though, these income stocks don’t offer much excitement or growth. But you shouldn’t have to sacrifice growth when investing in dividend yielders, and each of the following three stocks offer both […]

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