Chris Versace

Posted July 26, 2014

As you sit back and sift through the data, you’ll also notice that even though the stock market is setting new highs, the S&P 500 is up only 7.5% year to date. Even if the stock market replicated that return in the back half of 2014, it would mean a total return of 14-15%.

Posted July 22, 2014

That’s the biggest difference between a photo and a movie — one is a snapshot of a moment in time, while the other is a story that unfolds over time. If you were a buy-and-forget-it investor, your style would resemble something like a photograph.

Posted July 12, 2014

Remember that investing is a process, and only by performing this autopsy-like analysis will you understand what went right and why.

Posted July 05, 2014

What do Apple (AAPL), Starbucks (SBUX), Ford (F) and General Electric (GE) all have in common? Their businesses are built on churning out thousands and thousands of products each and every week. To be successful, they have to deliver products that meet or beat consumer expectations time and time again.

Posted June 29, 2014

If the Fed’s forecasts for 3% GDP growth across the current quarter and in the back half of the year pan out, it means the economy would grow at roughly 1.5% in 2014.

Posted June 21, 2014

One of the biggest mistakes I see both institutional and individual investors make is to rely on either one data point or only one data source to make their investing decisions.

Posted June 14, 2014

We are barreling toward the end of the June quarter, and that means we are nearing the halfway point for the calendar year. I know it’s hard to believe...

Posted June 07, 2014

There are many drivers in the first half of the year, including several holidays, but they pale in comparison to those in the second half of the year.

Posted June 01, 2014

We are two-thirds through the current quarter, and while there are signs it is far stronger than the March quarter, we’re still looking in the rear-view mirror this week.

Posted May 31, 2014

We are two-thirds through the current quarter, and while there are signs it is far stronger than the March quarter, we’re still looking in the rear-view mirror this week.

Posted May 17, 2014

There has been much talk lately about the tone of construction spending. Two ways to profit jump quickly to an investor's mind...

Posted May 10, 2014

One of the more common dangers during volatile times in the stock market is giving in to frustration.

Posted May 03, 2014

The March quarter was filled with all sorts of things -- from harsh winter weather to political items, and even the 2014 Winter Olympics -- as well as weaker-than-expected guidance from a number of companies.

Posted April 26, 2014

One of the more profitable PowerTrends that subscribers to PowerTrend Profits have benefited from, and continue to benefit from, is The Rise and Fall of the Middle Class.

Posted April 19, 2014

One of the key points that I make whenever I talk with investors is the importance of information. That information can take many forms.

Posted April 12, 2014

Watching what you used to consider television is about to get a whole lot more interesting. By now, most us have abandoned true broadcast television and left our “rabbit ears” behind for cable service of one kind or another.

Posted April 08, 2014

The recently ended March quarter was one filled with all sorts of things, including harsh winter weather, political issues, the 2014 Winter Olympics, as well as weaker-than-expected guidance from a number of companies earlier in the quarter.

Posted March 31, 2014

Joining us this week is Bob Picciano, senior vice president of IBM's Information and Analytics Group, and we hit the ground running talking about Big Data.

Posted March 30, 2014

Mobile-payment and mobile-ordering technology is in the midst of adoption across all segments of the restaurant industry, as seen in recent initiatives for Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts and BJ's Restaurants for smartphones

Posted March 22, 2014

In early January, I shared with you my concern about rising beef prices. Well, during the last several weeks, other observers have begun to express the same concern. I’ve seen countless articles echoing what I shared with you.

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