I’m pleased to announce that Trading Common Sense readers now have access to my Common Sense Trade Alerts via the Marketfy platform! Since I started running the Marketfy portfolio in July 2015, I’m pleased to say my stock picks have generated a 35% higher return than the stock market as a whole (the S&P 500).
Earlier this month, the Federal Reserve issued its third interest rate hike in the past six months. Since the recession of 2008, the Fed has kept interest rates historically low in an attempt to stimulate the struggling economy.
John Maynard Keynes was one of the most influential economists in history. In the first half of the 20th century, Keynes explored ideas related to the economic balance between supply and demand.
Stock market analysts often refer to particular stocks a best of breed for investing. But while it may seem simple enough to select only the best stocks in the market, a lot of factors go into identifying best-of-breed stocks.
Many people are attracted to the investing world by margin or borrowing money from a broker. And for good reason. Margin can increase your buying power, for the possibility of increased gains.
Traders who subscribe to technical analysis operate under the fundamental theory that prices move in patterns and that price never lies.
Every investor would love a chance to buy a popular blue chip stock at a 70 percent discount to market price. On Friday, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (ticker: BRK.A, BRK.B) did just that when Buffett exercised warrants to buy 700 million shares of Bank of America Corp. (BAC) at a price of only $7.14 per share.
When a company has as dominant of a global presence as McDonald’s Corp. (ticker: MCD) has, finding new ways to increase market share can be difficult. However, a new report by BTIG analyst Peter Saleh says McDonald’s may soon be able to focus on regaining lost business.
Earnings reports don’t get much bigger than the fiscal third-quarter report that Walgreens Boots Alliance (ticker: WBA) issued Thursday. In addition to typical market-moving information such as earnings, revenue and guidance, Walgreens finally closed the book on its two-year pursuit of Rite Aid Corp. (RAD).
Stocks have been on a tear in the first half of 2017, as the U.S. economy has shown signs of continued strength. However, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 index already up more than 9 percent in the first six months of the year, investors should keep their expectations in check when it comes to the…
The largest social media platform in the world, Facebook Inc (ticker: FB), has eclipsed 2 billion monthly users for the first time. CEO Mark Zuckerberg celebrated the milestone event with a Facebook post on Tuesday, but investors are left wondering how a network more than six times the size of the entire population of the United States is…