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Steer Clear Of Lyft’s IPO

The first big IPO of 2019 is here. This year could set new IPO records (for size and lack of profits), and it all starts with Lyft (LYFT). The rideshare company is expected to trade within the next few weeks at a market cap between $20-$25 billion.At the midpoint of that proposed range, Lyft earns […]

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Nasdaq ETF Birthday Holds Risky Secret: You Own Too Much Tech

Happy birthday QQQ! The granddaddy of Nasdaq exchange traded funds celebrates its 20th anniversary today. The QQQ is an ETF that tracks the Nasdaq 100, the top non-financial stocks trading on the Nasdaq. It’s my scapegoat today for pointing out a nasty secret sitting your portfolios – you own too much tech.Let’s discuss QQQ itself […]

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Market Is Missing The Growth Potential For This Tech Leader

Apple (AAPL) has lost over 30% of its value from October to Mid January due to concerns about the growth rate of iPhone sales. In turn, many of the company’s over 200 suppliers have seen their stocks crash in unison. Due to its immense size and the outsized media attention it receives, Apple tends to […]

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Protect Your Portfolio by Buying These Mega-Cap ETFs

After a strong start to 2019, many investors are looking for segments of the market that could protect capital from a significant pullback. While some are choosing to reduce their exposure to equities, others may want to consider a position in some of the largest companies as a way to mitigate the impact of a […]

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We Did The Math: The iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF Can Go To $204

Looking at the underlying holdings of the ETFs in our coverage universe at ETF Channel, we have compared the trading price of each holding against the average analyst 12-month forward target price, and computed the weighted average implied analyst target price for the ETF itself.  For the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF, we found that the […]

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Stock Investors: You Have Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself

The stock market is not your friend. You want to approach it the same way the American president should approach a one-on-one meeting with the Russian president: Be respectful but cautious. He might smile at you and say all the right things, but despite the diplomatic niceties, your interests might not be aligned.The stock market […]

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S&P 500 Profits In 2019

With the majority of corporations having reported, Standard & Poor’s is estimating profits will be $155.56 per share for the full year. Some believe that when the earnings season is complete, profits will be at about $160 per share. At any rate, the $155 represents a 20% increase from 2017, reflecting strong economic growth and […]

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Aurora Cannabis: Flooding 2 Markets

The market has constantly ignored the flood of supply coming into the cannabis industry despite my constant alarm bells. While Aurora Cannabis (ACB) is focused on flooding the market with new supply, the stock market is in the process of being flooded with new shares. The combined supply additions are a big reason that the […]

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AT&T’s High Dividend Yield Screams Of Trouble

AT&T Inc.’s (T) stock has fallen 15% over the past year, and the outlook for the shares looks dire now. The company reported poor fourth quarter results that showed subscriber declines in its DirecTV and DirecTV Now units. Meanwhile, revenue in its newly acquired Time Warner division is struggling.The stock’s dividend yield of 6.5% screams […]

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The Best Dividend Stocks To Buy Ahead Of A Trade Deal

Why Valuation MattersEven the best companies can make terrible investments if you overpay. A Yale study looking at market returns from 1881 to 2016 found that starting P/E ratio had a significant effect on total returns out to 30 years. In other words, buy-and-hold investors can’t just blindly buy great companies at any price but […]

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