Three Important Stock Market Trends in 2013

We can just about close the books on 2013. The CliffsNotes version of how stock market trends in 2013 will be remembered is something most investors already know. Stocks thrived, achieving their best annual return in a decade. Commodities such as gold and silver struggled due to the lack of investor fear. And more companies … Continue reading Three Important Stock Market Trends in 2013

Top Hedge Fund Pick with 75% Profit Potential

It’s prudent to be cautious when a hedge fund manager takes to the airwaves to tout an investment idea…particularly when that investment has already risen considerably. At the Robin Hood Investor Conference last month, some of the top hedge fund managers, including Bill Ackman, Ray Dalio and David Einhorn, presented their top investment ideas. I … Continue reading Top Hedge Fund Pick with 75% Profit Potential

Walmart or Target: Which Retailing Dividend Grower to Buy?

Most consumers perceive Walmart (NYSE: WMT) and Target (NYSE: TGT) as interchangeable competitors. I understand, given that both are discount retailing behemoths whose product selection overlaps considerably. But the perception is wrong. The shopping experience is palpably dissimilar. To be sure, both specialize in discount volume selling, but there’s no mistaking a Walmart for a … Continue reading Walmart or Target: Which Retailing Dividend Grower to Buy?

Intel Breaks Moore’s Law

In 1965, Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) co-founder Gordon Moore suggested that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit would double every two years. This effectively meant that performance would also double. And furthermore that costs would decrease as more circuit functions were crammed into the same amount of space. Thus far, his prediction has been pretty … Continue reading Intel Breaks Moore’s Law

Green Mountain Coffee’s 150% Turnaround

Nestled among the Green Mountains of Vermont, Wyatt Investment Research headquarters aren’t exactly in the middle of the action on Wall Street. But it is within 15 miles of one of the stock market’s best comeback stories in 2013. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (NASDAQ: GMCR) is one of Vermont’s largest employers. Founded in 1980 by … Continue reading Green Mountain Coffee’s 150% Turnaround

Use Earnings Volatility To Buy 100% Winners

Earnings season can be particularly stressful for investors since the announcement event is often a catalyst for share price movement. And lets face it, these movements aren’t always to the upside. For small caps and growth stocks in particular, earnings announcements often send shares jumping around like beach balls. This latest earnings season was no … Continue reading Use Earnings Volatility To Buy 100% Winners