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Analysis Topic: Companies Analysis

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Companies

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Using Volatility to Trade IBM Stock Options / Companies / Options & Warrants

By: J_W_Jones

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOne of the hallmarks of an option based trading approach is the ability to accommodate various market conditions by varying the specific construction of your option trade in order to maximize the probability of success.

In order to form a logical basis for trade selection, it is best to think in terms of each of the three primary forces impacting option pricing- price of the underlying, time to expiration, and implied volatility.

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Companies

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Steve Austin Lives, Our Bionic Future Has Arrived / Companies / Healthcare Sector

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMichael A. Robinson writes: Get ready for bionic humans.

They'll be faster, stronger, and much smarter than we are today. They'll wear exoskeletons made of smart materials, complete with onboard computing.

Part of their enhanced IQs may come from implants in their eyes that automatically access the wireless Web.

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Companies

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Stocks to Avoid At All Costs, Don't Fall For High Dividend Yield Traps / Companies / Dividends

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMartin Hutchinson writes: Buying stocks with high dividend yields is an excellent way to invest. But it's not fool-proof.

In fact, if you shop by yield and yield alone, you're playing a dangerous game. It's called picking up nickels in front of a steamroller.

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Companies

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Borat Talking About Breaking Up Banks / Companies / Banking Stocks

By: Bloomberg

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleToday on Bloomberg TV's "Market Makers," former Bear Stearns CEO and JP Morgan Vice Chairman Emeritus Ace Greenberg talked about Sandy Weill's recent comments about breaking up big banks - saying he didn't believe Sandy made the comments. Greenberg said, "It was that guy Sacha Barry Cohen, or whatever his name is...Yeah, he was impersonating Sandy. I know Sandy."

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Companies

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

The Real Story Behind the Knight Capital Trading Fiasco / Companies / Corporate News

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleShah Gilani writes: Oh, you are going to love this.

That whole Knight Capital fiasco last Wednesday, when a software glitch caused them to flood the market with thousands of unintended orders, it ain't exactly what you think it is.

Sure, they tripped over themselves in the dark pool where they were trying to compete.

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Companies

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Facebook is Only Worth $7.50 a Share / Companies / Tech Stocks

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleKeith Fitz-Gerald writes: The technorati took me to task. So did Wall Street.

They were agitated by an article I wrote in May explaining why the world's most hotly anticipated IPO, Facebook (Nasdaq:FB), was worth a mere $7.50 a share at best.

"Out of touch," one of the critics said. A "luddite" charged another.

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Companies

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Investing in Central Utility Stocks - Do Today’s Valuations Make Sense? / Companies / US Utilities

By: Charles_Carnevale

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThis is the third in my series on investing in utility stocks based on the sector’s current valuation levels. The series was initially inspired by concerns that utility stocks may be overvalued because they had recently performed very well.  When the series first started with Part 1, utility ETF’s were showing the best one-year performance of any sector. By the second installment Part 2, the utility sector had fallen into second place (Utility Sector Performance July 31, 2012). Since that time, utilities have fallen into fifth place with year-to-date performance of only 3.8% (see Utility Sector Performance August 3, 2012 below), this could be an indication that utilities are reaching full value.

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Companies

Friday, August 03, 2012

Investing in Water Stocks: Profit from the New "Water Market" / Companies / Water Sector

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePatrick Vail writes: Investing in water stocks is about to become one of the hottest trends in 2012.

That's because the days of easy access to cheap commodities are drawing rapidly to a close. In the coming years, the prices of commodities are going to skyrocket - thanks to exponential growth.

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Companies

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Investing in Western Utility Stocks - Do Today’s Valuations Make Sense? / Companies / US Utilities

By: Charles_Carnevale

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn part 1 of this series on utilities published on July 26, 2012, we looked at the utility sector with a broad brush. In this part 2, we will focus on utilities located in the western part of the United States. The series was inspired because of the apparent general impression that utility stocks are overvalued.

This impression stems from the fact that utilities have been the best performing sector over the past year.  Therefore, people automatically assume that because an asset class has risen in price, that it must also be overvalued. However, if they have risen from previously undervaluation levels, this may not be the case. The following comparison of the performance of US ETF’s by sector first reported in part 1 on July 26, 2012, illustrates their recent outperformance.

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Companies

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Protect Your Stocks Portfolio Against Wall Street's Greatest Lie / Companies / Corporate Earnings

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleKeith Fitz-Gerald writes:"Can't anybody tell the truth anymore?" an exasperated Bob J. asked me at a recent cocktail reception.

"Evidently not" I told him.

Bob had seen me earlier that afternoon on Fox News. I appeared on the show to respond to a new study on corporate earnings by Professors Ilia Dichev, Shiva Rajgopal of Emory University and John Graham of Duke.

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Companies

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Exxon - If You Cant Produce Oil, Sell Assets / Companies / Oil Companies

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe second-quarter results for Exxon, which was the world's biggest company by market capitalization until Apple moved into that slot, confirm a stack of trends in world energy and the global economy. Exxon Mobil is still the world’s biggest oil company by market value, even if its combined oil and gas reserves are now minuscule relative to those of a long list of both OPEC and NOPEC national oil companies. Its de facto shift, like the other "historic oil majors" to the refining downstream, energy trading, non-energy activities - and gas production and the hunt for global natural gas resources - makes Exxon highly vulnerable to the global economy's performance, and to falling oil prices.

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Companies

Friday, July 27, 2012

LinkedIn Shares Poised to Drop / Companies / Company Chart Analysis

By: Chris_Vermeulen

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLast night Zynga tanked, dragging down Facebook with it. There’s been a lot of hype regarding everything social, but not exactly a lot of follow through regarding earnings. Recently a new member of our team here at TTT, Brennan Basnicki, put out a fundamental piece on LinkedIn that I think merits a good readover as it is applicable to many of the high flying tech stocks we’ve seen get absolutely crushed lately. Further, if we look at some more of the fundamentals and technical indicators I think we may have found a prime shorting candidate.

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Companies

Friday, July 27, 2012

Tech Stocks to Invest in For the Next 10 Years / Companies / Tech Stocks

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleG.S. Early writes: During the great Dotcom days, analysts were fond of saying that "growth is the new income." Back then, tech stocks were all the rage.

Some even went as far to say that if a tech stock didn't have a triple digit price/earnings ratio, it wasn't worth buying. There were even 70 year-olds at the time who bragged about the optical networking stocks they owned - but couldn't program the clock on their VCRs.

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Companies

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Man-Made Proteins Put a New Twist on Evolution / Companies / BioTech

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMichael A. Robinson writes: Man-made proteins. You may have never heard of them, but you will.

They are set to become huge change agents in the high-tech world of the very near future.

Some of you may have already heard the recent news that doctors believe they can use these compounds to help fight the flu.

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Companies

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Time to SELL Overvalued Utility Stocks / Companies / US Utilities

By: Charles_Carnevale

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleRecently, I’ve come across several discussions by dividend growth investors as to whether the utility sector is overvalued or not today.  Therefore, I decided to look into the sector’s relative valuation as a whole to see what I could find. The only way to efficiently conduct this kind of research is to rely on a broad statistical array utilizing traditional valuation metrics.

However, before I report my findings there are some caveats and clarifications that I feel are very appropriate.  First and foremost, I believe that any time you attempt to make broad generalizations about anything; you are by definition applying a great injustice to it.  In other words, painting all utilities with the same broad brush is analogous to holding a prejudicial view of human beings based on attributes such as race, creed or color. This is neither rational, nor fair.

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Companies

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

How to Boost Your Income in a World Where a Six Figure Salary No Longer Cuts It / Companies / Dividends

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMartin Hutchinson writes: It may sound impressive, but a $100,000 salary isn't all it's cracked up to be. What would have cost you $100,000 in 1976 would cost you a whopping $380,000 today.

And that's just adjusting for inflation...

In fact, to get the same benefit from a "six-figure salary" that you would've earned in yesteryear, you'd need to make about $250,000 today.

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Companies

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Why Windows 8 Made Me Sell Microsoft Stock / Companies / Microsoft

By: Vitaliy_Katsenelson

I sang love serenades to Microsoft in the December issue, but a few weeks ago we sold our shares of Microsoft. Because we believe the stock is undervalued, that decision was not easy. What changed? A very important part of my thesis was the success of Windows 8, an operating system that Microsoft made for both PCs and tablets. When I saw Windows 8 demonstrated in early 2011, it looked like a very innovative, un-Microsoft-like product. Windows 8 was very important for Microsoft’s response to Apple’s iPad — a tablet that was deservingly stealing market share from low-end laptops. Windows 8 was supposed to take Microsoft to the next level, leapfrogging Apple and Google.

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Companies

Monday, July 23, 2012

Using Options to Trade Apple AAPL Corporate Earnings News / Companies / Options & Warrants

By: J_W_Jones

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTrading stock around the times of earnings releases is a notoriously difficult operation because it requires accurate prediction of the direction of price movement. Wrong predictions can expose the trader to substantial loss if large unexpected moves occur against his position.

Because of the risk associated with these events, many traders use options to define their risk and protect their trading capital. The purpose of my missive today is to present several approaches to using options to capture profits during the earnings cycle and to help present the logic and call attention to a major potential pitfall of using these vehicles in this specific situation.

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Companies

Sunday, July 22, 2012

HSBC Rampant Drug Money Laundering, Deals With Iran, Record Billion Dollar Fine Rumored / Companies / Banksters

By: Jesse

Best Financial Markets Analysis Article"And remember, where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control. History has proven that." John Dalberg Lord Acton

This HSBC scandal is being overshadowed by LIBOR a bit in the States at least, and the usual diversions of the day to day, but it seems about to explode into the headlines of the insular major media. Read full article... Read full article...

 


Companies

Friday, July 20, 2012

Healthcare Stocks: Mergers Show How Obamacare Will Deliver Investor Profits / Companies / Healthcare Sector

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDon Miller writes: Want proof that healthcare stocks are poised to reap rewards from Obamacare?

Just take a look at this recent blockbuster healthcare merger.

Giant managed care firm WellPoint Inc. (NYSE: WLP) announced July 9 that it would buy Amerigroup Corp. (NYSE: AGP), the country's largest private Medicaid managed care company, for $4.9 billion in cash.

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