Chris Versace is the editor of PowerTrend Brief — a FREE, weekly electronic newsletter. He also writes PowerTrend Profits, a paid monthly newsletter that helps individual investors profit through buying shares of companies poised to win big in the 8 PowerTrends, as well as writes the PowerTrader trading service that seeks to deliver short-term gains using stocks, ETFs and options. Chris has been ranked an All Star Analyst by Zacks Investment Research. He also appears regularly on radio and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily and many other publications.
Whenever I give a presentation or conduct a talk, I am invariably asked about my view on initial public offerings (IPOs). Whether or not you invest in them, the accompanying S-1 filing offers a wealth of information on the company, its industry, who its suppliers are and how the newly public company looks to compete.
Last weeks Las Vegas MoneyShow provided the opportunity for me to have fascinating conversations during the conference, where I made several presentations, hosted a few panel discussions and capped it all off by appearing on Making Money with Charles Payne on FOXBusiness, which broadcasted live.
This week is shaping up to be a busy one for investors. Amid the continued earnings reports and economic data that sit on our investing plate, we now have a potential musical chairs game of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity on our hands.
During the last few months, Ive grown increasingly bullish on the euro zone, and subscribers to my PowerOptions Trader service are reaping the benefits big time.
We entered last week with a punch list skewed toward corporate earnings and some economic data, but what we got during the week served as a reminder that the stock market still can offer some unexpected surprises.
One of the big investing mantras is to buy what you know. That has certainly worked out well, but I would contend there are several pain points that offer fantastic investing opportunities that you dont have to experience.
The Growth & Dividend Report know that weve been able to book some stellar gains during the last few years by looking at the world through PowerTrend eyes.
Youre probably an avid investor. Even if you arent, and youre just trying to sharpen your skills, there are a number of ways to do so. Sure, you can read as many annual reports, corporate filings and press releases as you can carry, but there are other aspects that can help you become a better investor.
Theres an old investment saying that you should buy what you know. If we did that, it surely would limit the number of companies in which we invest. Maybe that wouldnt be such a bad thing, but perhaps a better strategy would be to buy things you understand.
During the many years that Ive been investing and analyzing industries to determine which stocks will be winners in the coming months and years, Ive learned a number of things. One of them is to pay attention to the calendar.
Many were caught off guard with last Fridays Producer Price Index reading for February, which came in at -0.5% vs. expectations of 0.3%.
Like many growth-centric investors, earlier this week I watched Apples (AAPL) Spring Forward event looking for the latest and greatest new offering from Apple.
I look forward to the Chairmans Letter penned by Warren Buffett inside Berkshire Hathaways (BRK.A) annual report. The latest one, which recaps 2014, was released over the weekend, and, as usual, Buffett offers some insight into the company as well as sage advice for investors.
Now, I think youd agree with me when I say we all like it when the market climbs, along with our individual stocks. Who wouldnt? What we do need to be mindful of, however, is when things might change.
It may be a slow-moving creature, but when the federal government adopts a new product, service or technology, it means a pronounced pick-up in overall adoption.
I attended and presented at the World MoneyShow in Orlando, Florida, last week. It was great meeting with investors, hearing their takes, as well as their concerns about the market slowing growth and a stretched market valuation.
Pain points, be they short or longer term in duration, represent great investments if you identify those poised to profit from the pain.
There are many components that go into being a smart investor. From reading whatever you can get your hands on when it comes to industries and companies to not being afraid to do the number-crunching valuation homework.
It became interesting for investors as European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi stepped up to the monetary stimulus plate during the past week. To use baseball analogies, investors will watch policy to see if he hits a home run with his policy initiatives, strikes out or hits something in between, such as a stand-up double?
Im always looking for catalysts. These are the events, meetings or product launches that can be real tipping points for a company and its shares.