Chris Versace

Posted January 24, 2015

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?

Posted January 17, 2015

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.

Posted January 08, 2015

Everyone rejoiced last year, not because of world peace, which would be nice, but because of the sharp drop in at-the-pump gas prices.

Posted January 03, 2015

If youre still a crock pot investor one who buys a stock and forgets about it heres a lesson from Standard & Poors that should make you think twice about that outmoded way of investing...

Posted December 27, 2014

While the Federal Reserve helped kick off whats shaping up to be a Santa Claus rally in the stock market this year, the last week also served as a strong reminder about the downside to the ever-increasing digital and connected world in which you and I live.

Posted December 13, 2014

Youve probably noticed the sharp snapback in the stock market during the last few weeks. My question to you is: what have you been doing about it?

Posted December 05, 2014

Last week, we closed the books on November, and it was clearly a winning month for stocks, with all three of the major indices putting in mid-single-digit percentage gains quite the reversal from the September-to-mid-October sell-off!

Posted November 27, 2014

Behind the marketing hype, I see companies that are struggling with their message to consumers. For Urban Outfitters and Kmart, this couldnt be happening at a worse time of year for them, given the importance of the holiday shopping season to retailers.

Posted November 22, 2014

While Google was rather tight-lipped on the event, a NASA press release announced that a Google subsidiary called Planetary Ventures LLC will use the hangars for research, development, assembly and testing in the areas of space exploration, aviation, rover/robotics and other emerging technologies.

Posted November 15, 2014

Several weeks ago, you were probably watching the stock market correct amid a confluence of concerns including slowing economic growth in China and the euro zone. Since then, weve seen the market rock back, climbing more than 11% in the process.

Posted November 07, 2014

There are times when my reading turns over some interesting, but confirming, data points that reinforce a position Ive recommended to my subscribers or cement one of my PowerTrends.

Posted October 25, 2014

So what did sway the market mentality? The notion the Federal Reserve may hold off finishing its quantitative easing (QE) tapering efforts.

Posted October 18, 2014

As the stock market skids lower this week after several speed bumps have emerged in the global economy, there is one that could be more than a bump. Not to be a fear-monger, but according to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Ebola virus is killing 70% of the people who contract the disease.

Posted October 06, 2014

With carbonated soft drinks accounting for significant pieces of revenue at Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Cott Corp., Dr. Pepper Snapple and others, these companies are facing a pain point, plain and simple.

Posted September 27, 2014

There is no doubt the Alibaba IPO was a hot transaction not only was it the largest-ever IPO, but the shares quickly catapulted up to close their first day of trading at $93.89, a 38% gain from the companys offer price of $68 per share.

Posted September 21, 2014

While large, established corporations are often able to afford the immense legal and accounting costs necessary to comply with Washingtons web of regulations, its smaller business that take the hit.

Posted September 13, 2014

While I could ask you about money, odds are you would have an idea of what it is (currency) and how its used (transactional payments, saving and investing). A much better question to ask is if you think you have enough money...

Posted September 09, 2014

Money. A simple word that, if you arent careful, can cause you a lot of problems. If not you, then maybe for a family member or a close friend.

Posted August 31, 2014

How did investors get behind the shares at the right time? By understanding what the business was truly worth.