4 Investment Strategies to Grow Wealth (Infographic)


There’s no better time than now to start saving for the future. Retirement is becoming longer and more expensive with many costs likely to come out of your own pocket. Here are 4 investment strategies to get you on the right path and give yourself an edge toward meeting your retirement goals. (Click infographic to enlarge.) 4 Investment Strategies to ... Read More »

Market Swing Makes Hay for Momentum Stocks


Trading with a momentum strategy is usually not for the faint of heart, but short-term rallies by the broader market can help make conditions easier. The Finding Momo motif, a portfolio of stocks that provides exposure to companies whose stock prices have risen the most over a six-month-period, on a risk-adjusted basis, has gained 15.4% in 2015. In that same ... Read More »

Biotech Investors Keep On Believing


While the broader market has mostly been a series of zigs-and-zags this year, the runup in biotech stocks has continued unabated. The Biotech Breakthroughs motif has already put up a 15% gain in 2015. In that same time, the S&P 500 has increased 2.7%. Over the past 12 months, the motif has risen 43.3%; the S&P 500 is up 15.6%. ... Read More »

Insights to Consider When Investing In the Airline Industry

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There is 2,438 miles between California and New York and most of us would rather take a five-hour flight than a 41-hour-road-trip. However, even 41 hours is a piece of cake compared to how long it took the first settlers after the War of 1812 to move out west. Through foot, horse, and carriage, the adventurous American might be lucky ... Read More »

Can Cheaper Oil Kill Tesla Motors And The Electric Car Movement?

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The Tesla motor company was founded in 2003 by a group of engineers in Silicon Valley who wanted to create an electric car to rival any normal gasoline powered car with efficiency, torque, and incredible power. As the name would imply, the initial designs for the power train of these electric cars were based on the designs of Nikola Tesla, ... Read More »

For Investors, Athletic Wear’s Got Game


It’s that time of year again, when we fill out our March Madness brackets, only to see our office bragging rights go down the tubes when our national champion loses in the first weekend on a last-second three-pointer. Besides the untold, technically illegal, millions of dollars at stake in betting pools across the country, the men’s college basketball tournament – ... Read More »

Is It Time to Drink Up Alcohol Stocks?

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If you enjoyed a pint (or two) of Guinness on St. Patrick’s Day, you weren’t alone. The beer’s parent company, Diageo, said it was expecting more than 13 million pints of the stout would be drunk worldwide on Tuesday, nearly four times as much as an average day.1 According to a story this week in the Wall Street Journal, that ... Read More »

How To Begin Building Your Own Pot Of Gold

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The fun and festive spirit of St. Patrick’s Day includes a great many things – parades, shamrocks, pints of Guinness, corned beef and cabbage, leprechauns, and glittery visions of colorful rainbows leading to overflowing pots of gold. Want to achieve your own pot of gold? Anything is possible. You can start paving the way to a better financial future by ... Read More »

The Average Cost of Healthcare in Retirement

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Retirement is something people tend to look forward to for years. They may put money into their 401(k), or plan out the trips they would like to take, and perhaps even count down the days until they hit that magical age they have been waiting for. While retirement typically sounds like a dream come true, how many people really know ... Read More »

IPOs On Track For Another Big Year

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There may be not be another Alibaba in plain sight, but many market observers expect this year’s initial public offering performance to rival the huge output of 2014. Last year, Alibaba’s $25 billion debut helped the US IPO market post its best year in more than a decade. Listings of companies raised $96 billion across 293 deals in 2014, according ... Read More »

Pharmacyclics Deal Stokes Cancer Drug Stocks

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As if the cancer drug market wasn’t already heating up. Last week, pharmaceutical firm AbbVie said it would spend $21 billion to buy Pharmacyclics, an amount that one analyst told Bloomberg News was “staggering.”1 This was no cut-and-dried deal, either, as an apparent back-and-forth with another potential suitor, Johnson & Johnson, went into the wee hours before a deal with ... Read More »