Poll: Is it Necessary for Big Box Stores to Match Prices?
Of course, nobody is perfect at picking stocks — we all have our winners and plenty of losers. And picking stocks for performance within an arbitrary period of one year is hardly the best way to invest. Holding great companies for decades is a much better way to achieve market-beating returns. But can anything be learned from these yearly prognostications? I think so.
World Markets Climb on Iran Accord; Apple Makes Acquisition; J.C. Penney’s Newest Problem
The tech industry should benefit from rising spending in an improving global economy, says BlackRock’s chief investment strategist Russ Koesterich. He also says that technology stocks are typically less sensitive to rising interest rates than other industry groups are. Many tech stocks don’t pay a dividend, making them less sensitive to higher bond yields, and with strong new products they should grow profits. That suggests if interest rates climb, tech stocks should perform better than the overall market.
Stocks may not be as hot in 2014
Penney will move to S&P’s MidCap 400, bumping Aeropostale ( ARO ) to the SmallCap 600, where it will replace Corinthian Colleges ( COCO ). The timing of the move seems a bit off since J.C. Penney stock is actually up 30% over the last month. Call it a feeding frenzy for the new Hunger Games movie.
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Time To Take Profits In Some Hot Stocks As The Market Again Hits New Highs
He also believes that the critical test of Teslas long-term viability (based mainly on a lower priced vehicle rumored to be called Model E) is only slated to go into production in late 2016-2017. Albertine is concernedthat in interim, the number of competitors producing lower priced cars will multiply considerably, thereby raising the stakes for Tesla over the long-term. Although Tesla has a long lead vs. its peers, competitors are focused on producing electric-vehicle only vehicles for most types of travel, says Albertine, with an internal combustion back stop when you need it for longer trips when batteries get depleted. He believes industry watchers misunderstand the big competition problem facing Tesla. The analyst rates the stock as a read this hold.