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  • Google's Foray Into Mobile is a Smooth Move

    by PM101

    Do you remember when the word Google (GOOG) was only used to refer to a search engine? It seems like such a long time ago. Now, we use Google as a verb, which according to Merriam-Webster means: to use the Google search engine to obtain information about anything I don't even think the word is used to refer...

  • Amazon's High Growth Stock Can Be an Ugly Investment for Retirees

    by PM101

    If you're retired and thinking about adding Amazon (AMZN) to your portfolio, you might want to think again. Amazon shares recently hit a new 52-week high, posting strong earnings during the fourth quarter of 2014, which led to more than a 20% rise in its stock price. Although the online retail giant's revenue did not rise...

  • 60% Of Investors Have Over 10% Of Their Portfolio In A Single Stock

    by PM101

    Over 90% of investors have mistakes in their portfolios, according to a recent study. Many of the most common investor mistakes are easily corrected, but you have to know about them first before you’ll realize that they’re costing you money. Investor mistake #1: Diversification Automated investment service SigFig conducted a study to find out what...

  • The Internet of Everything may be Cisco's New Growth Story

    by PM101

    The bread and butter of Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) has historically been providing the “plumbing” of the Internet, building and supplying routers and other networking equipment that makes the Internet work. But Cisco now talks about the next generation of the Internet as a driver of new business for the company. For investors, this growth presents an...

  • Wal-Mart's Minimum Wage Hike: What's the Affect on Earnings?

    by PM101

    Investors took notice this week when Wal-Mart, the U.S.'s largest private employer, announced a wage increase for a half-million of its hourly workers. Beginning in April, those employees will make at least $9/hour, company officials said. So what could this mean for current and future shareholders and what are the factors that could predict a positive or negative...

  • Abbvie's Billion Dollar Play

    by PM101

    The fight for market share of the large Hepatitis C drug market is heating up and AbbVie (NASDAQ:ABBV) is in the thick of the race to grab market share. AbbVie recently received Food and Drug Administration approval on Vekiera Pak, the Chicago-area drug maker’s  combination treatment for the disease. The drug provides a competitive alternative to Gilead...

  • Retirees Should Put a Slice of Apple in Their Portfolios

    by PM101

    Should Apple (AAPL) be a part of a retiree’s portfolio? On the one hand, it is a technology company and tech companies have historically been less shareholder-friendly and their stocks tend to be more volatile than the slow-growth industrial and consumer staples companies. But times have certainly changed and now Apple is not only the...

  • Consumer Spending Won't Rebound Until Income Becomes Permanent

    by PM101

    A recent economic report by Strategas was titled The Permanent Income Hypothesis in Action. The report highlighted the lack of growth in US sales ex-gasoline, saying that oil price declines usually affect the economy with a lag. The 'hypothesis' being that consumers will tend to put away more of the savings from lower gas prices or...

  • Five Safe Internet Stocks For 2015

    by PM101

    Some of the world’s most profitable companies run solely through the internet, making this area of the stock market a preferred investor’s choice. However, the internet is also a vacuous zone that can gobble up a new company the moment you choose to invest in it. This is one of the reasons why you need...

  • Preparing for retirement in 2015 and beyond

    by PM101

    Whether you are 20 or 60, you need to think about retirement: Chances are you have seen these headlines before and you scratch your head and wonder if there is really anything you can do about your retirement income today. Smart portfolio management Whether you have a few dollars socked away in an IRA account or your company offers...

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  • Portfolio Strategy - Is it Time to Dip a Toe Into Oil?

    by PM101

    The decline in the price of oil has occurred rapidly and has shifted the balance of power and wealth back to countries that are net consumers of oil after many years of accumulating benefits to countries that are net exporters. For several years, article after article was written about how the emerging economies were poised to surpass...

  • With Fibria, You Do Want To Squeeze The Charmin

    by PM101

    It's no secret that we consume less paper today than we did just 10 years ago. With the availability of iPads from Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)and Samsung, and the ability to search for, read, and store information online, we just don't have such a high need for newspapers and magazines. The trend has been a headache for most...

  • Thin Film Electronics: A Pure Play Investment On The Internet Of Everything

    by PM101

    We hear quite a bit these days about the Internet of things ((IoT))and the number of devices that will soon be interconnected with one another. IDC defines it as a network of uniquely identifiable endpoints that communicate without human interaction using IP connectivity. With uniquely identifiable networked endpoints, large quantities of data are managed and monitored...

  • Ring Energy: Digging For Black Gold In All The Right Places

    by PM101

    Some of the largest companies in the world operate in the oil and gas industry. Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) has a market cap of $402 billion as of 9/29/2014; Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.B) has a market cap of $243 billion; PetroChina (NYSE:PTR) has a market cap of $236 billion; and Chevron (NYSE:CVX) has a market cap of $230 billion. They weren't always that big,...

  • Senior Housing Properties Trust: It's Fallen, Can It Get Back Up?

    by PM101

    We're getting old. We all are. But no one group is reaching 'old age' faster than the baby boomer generation born between 1946 and 1964. By 'old age' I'm referring to retirement, and unfortunately for many seniors, it means senior housing facilities. Today's younger generation isn't like that of days past, which cared for their...

  • Cohen & Steers: King Of REITs Moving In The Right Direction But It Will Take Patience For The Big Payoff

    by PM101

    Investors continue to show interest in a fast growing asset class called Retail Liquid Alternatives. I wrote an article published on May 15th, 2014 on Seekingalpha.com where I highlight the favorable strategic position of a niche mutual fund provider called Cohen & Steers (NYSE:CNS). Cohen & Steers isn't exactly your household name, such as Blackrock (NYSE:BLK),...

  • Digital Realty Keeps Cruising

    by PM101

    On March 15th, I published an article about Digital Realty (NYSE:DLR) on Seeking Alpha (Read Article) that highlighted how its international interconnected network of data centers will help distance it from the competition. At the time the stock was at $51.51 and has since climbed to $64.77 as of July 30th. Throw in a $0.83...

  • Forget The Trains And Planes, Buy This Industrial REIT For A 20% Treat

    by PM101

    Despite a 2.9% decline in GDP for the US economy in the 1Q of 2014, consensus estimates are for the US economy to expand by roughly 3% in 2014 with acceleration of growth beginning with 2Q GDP and continuing throughout the year. While the 1Q GDP number was adversely impacted by horrible weather conditions, mother...

  • Coresite Realty: It's Not Cheap, But I May Still Give Some Of My Data Dollars To This REIT

    by PM101

    Have you ever wondered where all of the data we hoard is stored so that we have easy access to it whenever we need it? The answer for most of us is in our mobile phones. After all, if you have ever lost or misplace your phone, didn't you feel lost? Naked? Helpless? Our phones...

  • My Kids Can Live At These College Housing REIT Properties, But I'm Not Ready To Invest Just Yet

    by PM101

    If you have children in college you already know that the cost of higher education has risen much faster than the rate of inflation. Hopefully, your kids were able to get a scholarship and somewhat ease your burden of paying for their education. You're happy to do it because it will provide your children with...