Best Investment Opportunity in 2015
An investment opportunity is a period of time when one’s protocol and methodology for allocating the funds of a portfolio has a unique chance to enter a position at a favorable price level. This strategy is based on an investor’s risk profile. The more risk the investor is willing to take, the greater the potential returns, but the higher risk of a loss in capital. An investment opportunity can exist when a stock is selling below market value and the investor believes that the price will rebound, or when a technical analysis indicator signals a trigger to enter a position.
While many seem to be comforted by continued stock market highs, bad news could be brewing for the first-quarter 2015 earnings season.
1Q15 Earnings Season to Affect the Markets?The stock market continues to see record after record. We had the NASDAQ breaking back above the psychological 5,000 level last Friday; now it’s within distance of its all-time high, but we are heading into the key first-quarter earnings season of 2015. Small-cap stocks, which had been the doormat in 2014, have regained their luster with a 2.4% advance in March, now sitting at a new record-high. Everything appears to be firing on all cylinders for the long side, but let me remind you ... Read More
Oil prices are on the downside, and we could see West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil decline to the $40.00 level and below. A few years ago, the mere mention of oil in the $30.00 level would have been viewed as silly, as many believed $100.00-a-barrel oil prices would be the norm. But here's the problem: the advanced fracking technique to squeeze out oil from the cracks in the rock led to a revolution in oil production, which inevitably is hurting oil prices. The good news: it’s creating an investment opportunity for aggressive investors.
Pressures Pushing Oil Prices DownwardNow, we have massive domestic oil production from the shale oil in Montana and North Dakota that has helped to produce a flood of oil i ... Read More
Regular readers of mine will know that I used to be bullish on China; I thought the Chinese economy offered a good contrarian investment opportunity. Now, I’m turning my sights to the eurozone for the top potential investment opportunity outside the U.S. Here’s why...
Chinese Economy in 2015 Losing SteamYou don't have to be behind the Great Wall of China to realize there are deeper issues brewing in the country of 1.3 billion people. Since assuming the role of the second-largest economy in the world, China’s economy has been caught in a downdraft, with weaker gross domestic product (GDP) growth and broad stalling across the board. There must be something about ... Read More
Over the past few years, we have witnessed fewer loss of power situations on the electricity power grid. A big reason is that hydro operators are working proactively in monitoring the use of electricity on the residential and commercial power grids. The adoption of devices at residences have helped hydro companies deal with the demands of a power grid and, in the process, lessen the chances of a grid meltdown.
Silver Spring: Smart Grid Hydro Developments an Attractive Investment?A small-cap contrarian stock that piques my interest as a potential investment opportunity is Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ/SSNI), which has a share price of $9.93 and a market cap of ... Read More
When it comes to big-cap stocks, very few are larger than Apple Inc. (NASDAQ/AAPL). But there’s one question many investors may be asking: is there an investment opportunity in Apple’s stock at current levels? I believe there may be, even after a strong move up since hitting a 52-week low in April at $385.10. You have to be careful when looking at big-cap stocks and whether or not there is a strong investment opportunity going forward. Just because a stock has moved up over the past year, that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily overvalued. There is one key question that you must ask yourself as an ... Read More