Chris Versace

Posted July 31, 2015

In my previous column, I shared the first five of 10 questions that you must be able to answer before you decide whether or not to buy a share of stock in a particular company.

Posted July 27, 2015

For any new investor, or even for an experienced one, it can be tempting to buy the latest hot stock without doing much homework. As Ive learned the hard way during the last 22 years, more often that not that only leads to trouble.

Posted July 17, 2015

As you probably know, there are several parts that drive the U.S. economy manufacturing, business investment, government spending and so on. One of the biggest is consumer spending.

Posted July 09, 2015

During the last few weeks and certainly the last few days, weve seen uncertainty come roaring back into the stock market. Leading the uncertainty brigade was the now seemingly drawn-out Greek drama, which has the European Union (EU) and Greece back at the negotiating table.

Posted July 03, 2015

With the books on the June quarter now closed, it is worth noting that, in many ways, it was expected at the outset to be better than the March quarter. However, as we learned, that wasnt in the cards. For a variety of reasons, the second half turned out to be weaker than expected, and this was clearly reflected in the performance of the major stock market indices. The S&P 500, my preferred benchmark, closed the first half of the year up a paltry 0.2%. Lets be honest. Thats essentially flat for the first six months of the year.

Posted June 29, 2015

There have been a lot of questions raised about the direction and speed of the global economy.

Posted June 17, 2015

Greece has been the focal point of the headlines and the stock market so far this week with a game of will it or wont it leave the euro zone. This renewed bout of uncertainty and what it could mean has once again sent turmoil through the markets.

Posted June 11, 2015

It looks like the mergers & acquisitions (M&A) wave is continuing, particularly in the telecommunications space, given the recent news that Dish Network (DISH) and T-Mobile USA (TMUS) are in discussions to merge.

Posted June 05, 2015

We recently closed the books on the month of May, and that means we are now two-thirds of the way through the current quarter and nearly halfway through 2015.

Posted May 29, 2015

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.

Posted May 22, 2015

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.

Posted May 14, 2015

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.

Posted May 07, 2015

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.

Posted April 30, 2015

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.

Posted April 23, 2015

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.

Posted April 17, 2015

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.

Posted April 11, 2015

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.

Posted April 02, 2015

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.

Posted March 26, 2015

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.

Posted March 20, 2015

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%.