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Can This Financial Services Firm Continue Higher?

Can This Financial Services Firm Continue Higher?

By: Matt Rego  As the market continues to pound higher, one must ask how much gas is left in the tank? On one side, bullish pundits are saying that there is still a lot of money on the sidelines. Earnings are still up, the economic recovery is gaining ground and the long-term outlook is good. […]

By March 21, 2014 Read More →
An Updated Look at Piper Jaffray

An Updated Look at Piper Jaffray

By: Matt Rego  Last Monday marked the fifth birthday of the current bull market. This market is proving to be quite into the economic recovery and overall growth figures since 2008. However, the latest economic reports are stalling, leading investors to worry about an economic recession and a crash in the markets. Not to mention […]

By March 21, 2014 Read More →
The Other Side of the China Economic Doomsday Narrative

The Other Side of the China Economic Doomsday Narrative

By Lennox Yieke Over the past several years, China’s economic narrative has carried a burdening negative connotation, especially in the Western World. In some cases, the negative commentary has been justified. For instance, questions over China’s slowing economy, which unlike previous years, is now growing at a single digit pace. Similarly, the issue of mistrust […]

By March 20, 2014 Read More →
ZAGG Takes a Crack at Redemption, Will Things Pan Out?

ZAGG Takes a Crack at Redemption, Will Things Pan Out?

By Lennox Yieke ZAGG Inc. (NASDAQ: ZAGG), which designs mobile and media accessories such as protective coverings, cases and keyboard for clients such as Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), has certainly seen better days on the stock exchange. Since May 7, 2013, ZAGG has traded in the $4-$6 range, on a few occasions slipping slightly below $4. […]

By March 17, 2014 Read More →
Bitcoin: A Game of Pump and Dump?

Bitcoin: A Game of Pump and Dump?

A few months ago, I was asking myself what would be the better store of value between gold and Bitcoin. Between November and December last year, Bitcoin dollar rate ran north of $1100, while Gold was trading at about $1250 per ounce. Forgive me for not making an apples to apples comparison. I was just […]

By March 12, 2014 Read More →
Investing in Cloud Computing

Investing in Cloud Computing

The cloud computing industry has been experiencing a paradigm shift over the last two years with massive mergers and acquisitions taking place. From small players to the giants, nearly every cloud computing player has made a move to consolidate their place in the industry. The big question, though, is who benefits the most from these […]

By March 11, 2014 Read More →
Bitcoin: Should you take the Plunge?

Bitcoin: Should you take the Plunge?

By Lennox Yieke Virtual currency could still be a distinctively great proposition despite recent setbacks. Find out why. The recent unexpected collapse of Bitcoin’s popular exchange, Mt. Gox, has predominated financial media outlets in the past several weeks. Reports in a Tokyo District Court relating to probes into Mt. Gox’s collapse reveal that the exchange […]

By March 8, 2014 Read More →
Are Chinese Technology Firms Worth Looking At?

Are Chinese Technology Firms Worth Looking At?

By: Matt Rego China has been in bit of a limbo over the past year. Reports have continued to come out showing industrial growth one month, then a decline in the next month. This has made investors feel uneasy, as the world’s second largest economy appears to not be on solid footing. Certainly, while growth […]

By March 7, 2014 Read More →
Gold Defies Bearish Predictions as China Feeds Demand

Gold Defies Bearish Predictions as China Feeds Demand

By Lennox Yieke Gold prices slipped as much as 28.3 percent in 2013, according to goldprice.org. This year, however, the market seems unmoved by the downside risk for commodities. Year-to-date, gold prices have gained 9.5 percent, currently trading at $1,326.1 per ounce (as of this writing), compared with $1,205.5 per ounce at the end of […]

By February 28, 2014 Read More →
Is it Time to Increase Exposure in Solar Stocks?

Is it Time to Increase Exposure in Solar Stocks?

Over the past decade, solar companies have been under constant criticism from consumers and investors. Not only has the cost of installing solar energy been out of reach for many consumers, but investors have also been unable to get dividends, or at the least notable capital gains on the stock market. Now, however, the solar […]

By February 27, 2014 Read More →
A Quick Look at What’s Happening in the Semiconductor Industry

A Quick Look at What’s Happening in the Semiconductor Industry

The semiconductor industry is arguably the driving factor of the current technological advancements, especially in the shift to mobile devices. It is the industry behind computing devices memory chips, processors, and integrated circuits. Therefore, from the advances in smartphones and computers, to various communication technologies that we have witnessed in recent times, the semiconductor industry […]

By February 17, 2014 Read More →
Why Alon USA Energy Shorts Have It Right

Why Alon USA Energy Shorts Have It Right

By Lennox Yieke As of late January, around 22 percent of oil refiner Alon USA Energy’s (NYSE: ALJ) float was sold short. This signals extreme bearishness, which is ironical considering Alon’s earnings estimates have been moving higher in the past months. In December 2013, it was estimated that Alon would make a quarterly loss of […]

By February 11, 2014 Read More →