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Wind Energy Setbacks Provide Good Entry Points for Long-term Investors

Wind Energy Setbacks Provide Good Entry Points for Long-term Investors

By Lennox Yieke Wind power in the U.S. has certainly seen better days. The industry, which is valued at $14 billion, is crushing under the pressure of cheaper natural gas brought about by the domestic supply gut. As if this is not enough, last year’s discontinuation of federal subsidies, which previously allowed for competitive pricing, […]

By April 23, 2014 Read More →
Why Gold Bulls Should Count On China Demand and Not U.S. Taper

Why Gold Bulls Should Count On China Demand and Not U.S. Taper

We have been accustomed to U.S. equities reacting to comments from the Federal Reserve with regard to tapering plans. We have seen investors hold their trades just moments before the Fed conference in fear of making the wrong picks. Others have dumped stocks in favor of gold holdings in anticipation of some positive news on […]

By April 5, 2014 Read More →
What the Current U.S. Jobs Data Means To Investors

What the Current U.S. Jobs Data Means To Investors

Over the last few years, the U.S. Federal Reserve has been monitoring the unemployment rate in a bid to plan for the tapering. Month after month the Jobs data report came out with some promising statistics. However, the report for the last two months has not been as promising compared to what we witnessed last […]

By April 4, 2014 Read More →
U.S. Weight Loss Market Burning the Bigwigs

U.S. Weight Loss Market Burning the Bigwigs

By Lennox Yieke The U.S. weight loss market is going through some sweeping shifts, and this has been reflected in the performance of some of the leading weight management companies. Medifast (NYSE: MED), a renowned producer and distributor of weight loss and weight management products, reported stale earnings for Q4 fiscal 2013 as well as […]

By April 2, 2014 Read More →
Can Gold Continue Defying the Underlying Fundamentals?

Can Gold Continue Defying the Underlying Fundamentals?

By Lennox Yieke Gold has been on an impressive tear in 2014. Contrary to analysts’ predictions, the precious metal has gained immensely year-to-date, hitting a six month high of $1,388 per ounce on Friday March 14. Despite gold’s impressive rally in 2014, Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) predicts that the precious metal will end the year […]

By March 28, 2014 Read More →
Are Investment Firms Wise Investments?

Are Investment Firms Wise Investments?

By: Matt Rego When bulls run rampant, anything and everything starts to look good if the money is there. Two such examples were major rallies in solar and plug power stocks in the past year. When enthusiasm is high, investors are more likely to exercise “risk-on” investment strategies that involve speculation. The average retail investor […]

By March 28, 2014 Read More →
Plan On This Rare Earth Stock Falling Below $1

Plan On This Rare Earth Stock Falling Below $1

By: Matt Rego During the bull market of 2007, rare earth metal stocks were all the craze. China was growing at double-digit speed and the country’s industrial sector was in full swing. Demand for resources from corn and wheat, to steel, coal and rare earth metals soared through the roof. Commodity prices were flying higher […]

By March 26, 2014 Read More →
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 →