Profitable Investment Timeline

Success in both short and long term investing often has to do with developing a profitable investment timeline. Investment opportunities come and go. Successful investors routinely carry out fundamental analysis of the stocks, commodities, real estate, and other assets in which they invest. Unfortunately, fundamentals can change quickly in today’s economy. In today’s chaotic markets […]

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Weak Business Software Maker Earnings

Are weak business software maker earnings a harbinger of an economic decline? Oracle fell after the release of a weak earnings report. On that news IBM dropped three percent. Weak business software maker earnings indicate reduced business spending and can be a signal of an impending decrease in economic activity. Fundamental analysis of Oracle shows […]

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Time to Sell Defense Stocks

As the last US base in Iraq closes is it time to sell defense stocks? The US budget is eternally in the red and cuts need to come from somewhere. The US may well reduce troop strength after its nine years in Iraq. Will that translate to less work for and profits for defense stocks? […]

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Increased European Central Bank Power

Will increased European Central Bank power help curb excessive spending and bring the continent’s finances back in line? European leaders met and seventeen nations agreed to treaty changes that will integrate national budgets, although Great Britain opted out. The European Union, envisioned in the dark days after World War II, is gradually moving towards stronger […]

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Invest in Cloud Computing

Is it profitable to invest in cloud computing? The German software company, SAP, thought so and purchased SuccessFactors – SFSF for over $3 Billion USD. A couple of months ago Oracle – ORCL paid $1.4 billion USD for Right Now Technologies – RNOW. These companies choose to invest in cloud computing in order to widen […]

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Buying BAC and Other Bank Stocks

The current ratio of calls to puts on BAC and CITI implies buying BAC and other banks may be profitable in the short run. One of the cues that investors can use in picking stocks for short term investment is activity in the options market. Although calls on CITI outnumbered puts by one and a […]

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Profit from a Stock Selloff

While debt jitters drive markets lower successful investors ask themselves how to profit from a stock selloff. The traditional way that long term investors profit from a stock selloff is to pick up bargains when a falling tide lowers all ships. This approach requires fundamental analysis of individual stocks prior to the day that the […]

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Investing in Eurozone Stocks

Investors in the US and elsewhere watch their stocks rise and fall based upon the latest news about the European debt crisis but what about investing in Eurozone stocks at this time? Is it time to buy when investing in Eurozone stocks or time to sell European stocks ? There are a number of factors […]

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Investing in Microsoft Patents

When one invests in Microsoft, MSFT, he is also investing in Microsoft patents. This thought comes to mind as a war of words rages between Google and Microsoft. Microsoft has come to agreements with nearly a dozen smart phone makers over their production of Android devices. According to press reports payments to Microsoft from these […]

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Invest for Retirement

What is the best way to invest for retirement? In the up and down markets of today many investors are simply concerned with not losing money rather than putting away something for their so called golden years. The way to invest for retirement has commonly been to start early and keep adding to savings over […]

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