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Bitcoin continues rocketing higher, but has it come too far, too fast?
Bitcoin, and whether there’s a bitcoin bubble, has been the talk of the town recently. The amount of questions I have received about it, cryptocurrency and blockchain in the past month is truly insane.
For example, over the past week, I have been involved in a series of meetings in Chicago and the topic has arisen endlessly. Even at dinner, where nobody has any ties to cryptocurrency, bitcoin and the like have taken center stage and I’ve been put on the spot to provide my thoughts.
Each of these media stocks has something great to offer the right buyer.
Takeover talk has been in the air recently, as a report surfaced indicating that Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) was considering making a bid for the majority of Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX, NASDAQ:FOXA). Don’t fall over in amazement just yet, though — Fox News and its affiliates were not expected to be part of the deal. Instead, DIS was focused on the movie studio and entertainment division before the deal died.
Nintendo is still flying under the radar despite knockout Switch sales
It’s that time of year again. The Halloween decorations are being put away and Christmas commercials are starting to make their way onto the television screen. Oprah released her “Favorite Things” list, and countless top holiday toys lists are spreading out across the internet.
Whatever happened to Thanksgiving? I’m not sure, but that’s a topic for another time.
This is a perfect example of why you don’t trade around a company’s earnings
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) shareholders have had nothing to complain about for years as HAS stock continually “thwomped” the return of the broader market since the lows of 2009.
In July, Hasbro shares climbed 450% to an all-time high. And at that point, it appeared as though the run would continue indefinitely.
BIDU stock has its sights set on $300.
Baidu Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:BIDU), a leading Chinese internet company with the world’s largest internet user population, has an interesting chart.
Take a look at the stock’s performance so far this year. It began to rally in July, consolidated throughout August and then took off on another rally that sent the shares to new highs.
BLK stock is attractive, but wait for a pullback before pulling the buy trigger.
BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK) helped kick off the third-quarter earnings season this week. BLK stock — the world’s largest asset management company — is up 3% since the numbers came out Wednesday morning.
Adjusted net income came in at $969 million, or $5.92 on a per-share basis, increasing nicely over last year’s $854 million ($5.14 a share) and beating analysts’ expectations by $0.36.
BlackRock’s revenue was also better than expected, rising 13.7% year-over-year to $3.23 billion.
Tesla stock is swinging back and forth, but here’s how to grab the tiger by the tail.
Trading a volatile stock is never easy. It involves patience, and at the same time, you need to be nimble and ready to move at any given moment. Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is a perfect example of this. It is often moved by headlines as analysts and commentators obsess over the company and its CEO, Elon Musk. There is a true love-hate relationship here.
This past week I was at an investment conference, and TSLA was one of the more commonly-mentioned stocks.
WFC stock doesn’t have enough reward to outweigh the risks
Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) has been in the headlines a lot this year — far too much for most of the large financial institution’s investors. Scandals have rocked both the company and its shares, and it has definitely shown in the WFC stock performance.
WFC stock is flat year-to-date, which doesn’t seem terrible at first glance. But compare that to the fact that the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA:XLF) is up 12.5% in the same time and sitting at a fresh nine-year high and the stock turns into a disappointment.
We last spoke about my pick in InvestorPlace.com’s Best Stocks for 2017 contest at the midpoint of the year, and at that time it had racked up a spectacular 23% gain. It has been less than three months since, and over that period our return on Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) has more than doubled to over 50%.
Before we dive into things, let me give you a quick reminder of what this company does. Albemarle is a global specialty chemicals company that is a leader in lithium, bromine, refining catalysts and applied surface treatments. It’s one of three major global players in the lithium sector and owns lithium brine operations in Chile and the United States, as well as a stake in a mine in Australia.