Analysis Topic: Companies AnalysisThe analysis published under this topic are as follows.
Monday, March 10, 2014
David Zeiler writes: The news that Staples Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) plans to close 225 stores illustrates a grim trend in retail that will accelerate over the next couple of years.
The store closings are expected to save Staples $500 million by the end of 2015 and represent 12% of the office supply chain's 1,846 North American stores.Read full article... Read full article...
Monday, March 10, 2014
Peter Krauth writes: Back in November we took a close look at the uranium market.
That's because the end of a 20-year milestone agreement was fast approaching...
From 1993 to 2013, the Megatons to Megawatts program saw highly enriched uranium from 20,000 Russian warheads converted into nuclear fuel, supplying American utilities.Read full article... Read full article...
Saturday, March 08, 2014
Michael A. Robinson writes: My smartphone plays a vital role in my life.
And I’ll bet the same is true for you.
My two teenaged daughters are active in school, and have busy social lives. My wife is a successful professional. And with my own frenetic schedule – headlined by the work I do here for you – the text messages I send and receive using my Apple iPhone are often my only link to family and friends.Read full article... Read full article...
Thursday, March 06, 2014
David Zeiler writes: now appears that rumors Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) had an acquisitive eye on Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA) were just that - rumors.
But the two companies have been talking, and almost surely about the planned Tesla Gigafactory, an enormous rechargeable battery production plant projected to open in 2017 and cost at least $5 billion.Read full article... Read full article...
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
By Nick Giambruno
“The time of maximum pessimism is the best time to buy, and the time of maximum optimism is the best time to sell.”—Sir John Templeton
As you may have heard, Doug Casey and I traveled to Cyprus in search of crisis-driven bargains… and we found them. This has been previously outlined in the articles here and in our specific investment picks in Crisis Investing in Cyprus.Read full article... Read full article...
Monday, March 03, 2014
By Dan Steinhart, Managing Editor, The Casey Report
I was planning to explore the investment landscape of the burgeoning marijuana industry today, but it looks like the party’s already over.
Appearing before the Maryland Legislature, Annapolis Police Chief Michael Pristoop testified that 37 people died in Colorado on the first day of legalization from overdosing on marijuana.Read full article... Read full article...
Friday, February 28, 2014
Biotech investing is a risky business, so investors should thoroughly examine a company's vital statistics before taking the plunge. That's the recommendation of Managing Director Debjit Chattopadhyay of Emerging Growth Equities, who brings a strict scientific discipline to stock analysis. As a former medical researcher, Chattopadhyay comes by his skepticism honestly, and in this interview with The Life Sciences Report, he brings five exciting—but critically scrutinized—growth names to investors' attention.Read full article... Read full article...
Thursday, February 27, 2014
George Leong writes: There is a lot of money trading the stock market each day, and this is especially true with the momentum stocks that are making many traders rich.
While anyone can trade momentum stocks; to make the real big money, you need to be trading big positions on these momentum stocks and be willing to assume the risk that the trade could go the other way. The key to trading momentum stocks is to make sure you are closely monitoring the price action and the volume on the bid side, especially. A major upward push in bids could foreshadow a pending upward move in the stock. The same can be said for rising volume on the ask side that could suggest traders are exiting the stock.Read full article... Read full article...
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
David Rubenstein, CEO of Carlyle Group, joined Bloomberg Television's Cristina Alesci to discuss WhatApp, Facebook and the tech sector at the SuperReturn International Conference in Berlin.
Rubenstein told Bloomberg TV: "I don't think that they made a big mistake. If that price hadn't been paid by Facebook, it would have been paid by Google or somebody else in my view."
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
George Leong writes: Every time I drive my SUV, especially when I have to fill up the tank with premium gas, I quiver and think about downsizing to a smaller gas-efficient vehicle or some sort of hybrid.
I remember back more than a decade ago when Canadian upstart Ballard Power Systems Inc. (NASDAQ/BLDP) was all the rage on Wall Street, with traders driving up the stock price to above $100.00 in early 2000 on anticipation the company could develop the first hydrogen-powered cell for vehicles. Of course, as my stock analysis indicates, that failed, as Ballard was unable to develop a battery small enough to power the everyday car. The rest is history. Ballard is still hanging around, but it’s a non-factor in the alternative power sector for vehicles, based on my stock analysis.Read full article... Read full article...
Friday, February 21, 2014
Two pieces of business news announced this week provide a convenient frame through which to view our dysfunctional and distorted economy. The first (which has attracted tremendous attention), is Facebook's blockbuster $19 billion acquisition of instant messaging provider WhatsApp. The second (which few have noticed) is the horrific earnings report issued by Texas-based retail chain Conn's. While these two developments don't seem to have much in common, together they shed some very unflattering light on where we stand economically.Read full article... Read full article...
Thursday, February 20, 2014
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Dr. Kent Moors writes: An incredible breakthrough happened last week that took me back to my early fascination (and education) in theoretical physics.
It revolves around the most famous physics formula ever written: E=mc2.
As Einstein posited in his now famous 1905 paper, “Does the Inertia of an Object Depend upon Its Energy Content?” energy and mass are different forms of the same thing.Read full article... Read full article...
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
John Donahoe, CEO of eBay, spoke with Bloomberg Television's Trish Regan and Matt Miller about investor Carl Icahn's proposal that the company's PayPal online payments unit be split off and EBay's competition and strategy.
On how eBay and PayPal can be most successful, Donahoe said: "I continue to believe the best way is together, that eBay makes PayPal stronger. And it makes PayPal stronger by helping it grow faster, it provides more data, and it provides a strong financial foundation that will ultimately make PayPal more successful as part of eBay than separate."
Monday, February 17, 2014
Shah Gilani writes: Here's something you probably don't know, and it will really tick you off.
You probably do know the biggest banks in the world have commodities businesses.
Those lines of business might include trading desks (trading everything from gold and copper to kilowatts), transportation (pipelines, railcars and tankers) and storage (warehousing) operations, mining operations, as well as production, refining, and raw and finished commodity distribution operations.Read full article... Read full article...