Chris Versace

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%.

Posted March 14, 2015

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.

Posted March 05, 2015

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.

Posted February 28, 2015

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.

Posted February 21, 2015

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.

Posted February 13, 2015

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.

Posted February 06, 2015

Pain points, be they short or longer term in duration, represent great investments if you identify those poised to profit from the pain.

Posted January 30, 2015

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.

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.