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AMZG and ZEUS May Be in the Dumps, But Make a Strong Investment Case

AMZG and ZEUS May Be in the Dumps, But Make a Strong Investment Case

Stock markets are trending to new highs these days and it is difficult to imagine, but there are still some stocks trading at substantial discounts; some even close to their 52-week low levels. At the same time, it is not that all the stocks trading at low prices are worthless. Some stocks such as American […]

By July 22, 2014 Read More →
Chinese Battery Maker Backed by Institutions and Insiders

Chinese Battery Maker Backed by Institutions and Insiders

On June 18th, investors’ anxiety of the Federal Reserve meeting, forecasts, and rates came to head as they patiently waited for the latest moves by the Fed. The markets saw a very positive reaction after the Chairwoman Yellen’s comments of continued U.S. growth, cutting QE down to $35 billion purchases a month, and continued lower […]

By July 22, 2014 Read More →
Atlantic Power Corporation; Investing In a Dividend Paying Stock

Atlantic Power Corporation; Investing In a Dividend Paying Stock

Shares of Atlantic Power Corporation (NYSE: AT) are trading ex-dividend in what has not been a very good quarter for the company. Despite the company’s recent lacklustre performance, as a dividend paying stock it offers a number of advantages for investors more interested in companies that can give them steady cash flow, and whose stock […]

RadioShack; Could This Be The End?

RadioShack; Could This Be The End?

Problems bedevilling America’s former electronics giant have been known for some time, but in the past few months they seem to be taking a turn for the worse. On the 20th of June 2014, shares of RadioShack Corp. (NYSE: RSH) traded at $0.92, the first time they have ever gone lower than a dollar. Some […]

American Apparel Inc. Founder is Ousted From His Own Company

American Apparel Inc. Founder is Ousted From His Own Company

In February 2014, I wrote an article on American Apparel Inc. (NYSE: APP). Back then, the focus was on the company’s stock that was trading at a 52-week low, and highlighting the opportunities present in such a situation. The decline in the company’s stock had been precipitated by EBITDA projections for the last quarter of […]

People

Actor Eli Wallach Dead at 98

Actor Eli Wallach Dead at 98

One of America’s most prolific actors, Eli Wallach, passed away this week at the age of 98 of natural causes. Wallach’s career spanned more than six decades beginning in the late 1940’s. He made his mark in film, television and on Broadway garnering BAFTA, Tony, and Emmy awards during his long career. In 2010 he […]

By June 28, 2014 Read More →
Audra McDonald Makes Broadway History

Audra McDonald Makes Broadway History

Beating out Estelle Parsons, Tyne Daly, LaTanya Richardson Jackson and Cherry Jones Audra McDonald became Broadway’s most decorated actress this weekend when she garnered her sixth Tony for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in the play Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill. The win put her squarely ahead of five time winners Angela Lansbury […]

By June 19, 2014 Read More →
Minimum Wage: The Facts

Minimum Wage: The Facts

The years-long debate over adequate minimum wages has become globally heated over the past several months, and many Swiss laborers hoped they would become the world’s highest earners. Alas, Swiss voters overwhelmingly rejected a nationwide increase May 18 that would have set the Alpine nation’s minimum wage at $25 an hour. More than 76 percent […]

By June 18, 2014 Read More →
Actions Speak Louder Than Cellphones

Actions Speak Louder Than Cellphones

In today’s tech driven world parents often find themselves wrestling over the topic of cell phones with their children. If your child is between the ages of 10 and 16 and does not have a cell phone, chances are that they want one. Chances are also good that the subject is frequently broached in your […]

By June 17, 2014 Read More →
CEOs Saw 21.7 Percent Increase in Median Pay in 2013

CEOs Saw 21.7 Percent Increase in Median Pay in 2013

Not only that, two of the 50 highest paid saw an over 400 percent increase in compensation. Not exactly chump change when you look at the numbers and take into consideration that the average workers in their companies have seen pay go up by only 5 percent between 1979 and 2012. Even highly compensated professionals […]

By June 14, 2014 Read More →

Technology

Why Microsoft’s Partnership with Insteon Will Pay Off

Why Microsoft’s Partnership with Insteon Will Pay Off

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) has taken a giant step into the home automation space by partnering with Insteon, which sells connected home devices at its retail stores. Microsoft provided support for the development of an advanced version of the Insteon app for Windows Phone 8 and Windows. Moreover, the software bigwig will begin selling Insteon-connected […]

By June 16, 2014 Read More →
Facebook’s Oculus Bet Is a Compelling Long-Term Play

Facebook’s Oculus Bet Is a Compelling Long-Term Play

By Lennox Yieke Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) has centered in debate over the past several months. From the investment standpoint, the stock has delivered great returns since its IPO, despite suffering momentary downward swings. Regulatory documents filed March 31 reveal that CEO Mark Zuckerberg made $3.3 billion by exercising stock options in 2013, a year after […]

By April 14, 2014 Read More →
Android Now Dominates the Tablet Space

Android Now Dominates the Tablet Space

The popularity of tablets surged in 2013, leaving some to speculate the portable computing device may soon overtake even smartphones in market share. And although Apple created the market with the introduction of its iPad just four years ago, Android devices are now dominating the space, according to recent reports from Gartner Inc. In 2013, […]

By March 13, 2014 Read More →
Apple’s Mobile Payments Could Disrupt the E-Payments Market

Apple’s Mobile Payments Could Disrupt the E-Payments Market

Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) iBeacon mobile payment system is set to disrupt the e-payments market according to developments. Veteran players in the market are already seeking partnership in the project after sensing some serious threat from the iPhone maker’s new payments system. Reports indicate that PayPal has already expressed interest in Apple’s iBeacon payment system. […]

By February 16, 2014 Read More →
BlackBerry Sues Typo Products Over Keyboard Case

BlackBerry Sues Typo Products Over Keyboard Case

iPhone users, who over the past seven years have reluctantly converted from BlackBerry, are lauding the newly released Typo keyboard case, so much so that the product displayed at the 2014 CES  has already drawn a lawsuit from its likely inspiration. BlackBerry filed a patent infringement suit against Typo Products and its iPhone case that […]

By February 10, 2014 Read More →

Liftstyle

Crumbs Bake Shop, Down But Not Quite Out

Crumbs Bake Shop, Down But Not Quite Out

Cupcake aficionados are heaving a sigh of relief this weekend as it was revealed on Friday evening that Crumbs Bake Shop will not be closing its doors after all. In a surprise announcement early last week, the world’s largest cupcake chain said it would be closing all of its 48 locations in 11 states and […]

By July 14, 2014 Read More →
Jersey Boys Misses at the Box Office

Jersey Boys Misses at the Box Office

One thing you can say without question about the film Jersey Boys is that the music is great. It appeals to a certain generation that grew up on such Four Seasons’ classic hits as “Sherry”, “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “My Eyes Adored you”; songs that have managed to embed themselves in pop culture through […]

By June 27, 2014 Read More →
Average American Family Will Spend over $4,000 to Get Away this Summer

Average American Family Will Spend over $4,000 to Get Away this Summer

The summer months were made for vacations. Warm weather, kids out of school and mid-point in the work year all make for an ideal time to take a much needed break. More than six in ten Americans think it’s important to get away from home during the summer and they’re prepared to pay more to […]

By June 26, 2014 Read More →
When in Rome

When in Rome

If you should ever find yourself in need of an excellent, inexpensive meal while in Rome, stop by Trattoria Da Vito e Dina located a couple of blocks from Vatican City and Piazza del Risorgimento. This quaint, out of the way trattoria tucked away on a quiet side street, caters mostly to a local clientele […]

By June 15, 2014 Read More →
Home Gaming Archive Puts Classics at Your Fingertips

Home Gaming Archive Puts Classics at Your Fingertips

For millions of Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers, mention of a video-game console arouses images of classic 8-bit favorites such as Donkey Kong, Frogger, Pac-Man and Space Invaders – available on old favorites like Atari 2600, ColecoVision and Odyssey. But unlike today’s models, the original home consoles didn’t last for decades – especially when Junior spilled […]

By January 12, 2014 Read More →

OTHER GREAT STUFF

PLX Technology Is Due for a Major Pullback

PLX Technology Is Due for a Major Pullback

PLX Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: PLXT) is a Sunnyvale, California based semiconductor company which is engaged in design, manufacture and selling of specialty integrated circuits used in enterprise servers, communication networks, personal computers and consumer electronic devices. Its flagship products include PCI Express switches and 10GBase-TPHY and USB controllers. The company operates in multiple geographies across […]

By July 21, 2014 Read More →
It May Be a Good Idea to Buy These Attractive Businesses Fallen to Bad Times

It May Be a Good Idea to Buy These Attractive Businesses Fallen to Bad Times

Buying into distressed businesses that have potential to turn around is known to fetch excellent returns to investors. However, it is not an easy job to identify such companies as several such lucrative options may eventually turn out to be value traps. Investors can take a look at Skullcandy Inc. (NASDAQ: SKUL) and Health Insurance […]

By July 20, 2014 Read More →
Turnaround Underway at JMBA and ZAGG; Should You Play?

Turnaround Underway at JMBA and ZAGG; Should You Play?

Turnaround plays are high risk, high return propositions to make great returns in stock markets. While it is not difficult to find struggling companies with a successful past, not all of such companies make suitable investments. Specialized players like Jamba Inc. (NASDAQ: JMBA) or strong brand names such as Zagg Inc. (NASDAQ: ZAGG) are good […]

By July 19, 2014 Read More →