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IBM, Pfizer Climb as the Dow Inches Closer to 17,000

The market has bounced around today as investors wait for the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI  ) to cross the 17,000-point mark. As of 2:30 p.m. EDT, the Dow was up 18 points, with its 30 member stocks split nearly evenly between risers and losers. IBM (NYSE: IBM  )  led the Dow with a 1% spike. Outside of the blue-chip index, Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL  ) has fallen 5.2%. Let's catch up on what you need to know.IBM searching for answers abroad IBM investors have gotten used to a slumping stock, as shares of the tech giant have fallen by 2.6% over the past year and have … [Read more...]

As Southwest Airlines Goes International, Who Will Lose?

Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV  ) made its name as a discount airline flying short point-to-point routes in the U.S. This week, it entered a new phase of its history, as it operated its first international flights. Southwest's expansion into Latin America and the Caribbean will put it in competition with American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL  ) and United Continental (NYSE: UAL  ) , the top two U.S. airlines in that region. American Airlines is the top carrier to Latin America, thanks to its hub in Miami. Photo: The Motley Fool In the short run, Southwest's move into "near-international" … [Read more...]

Significant Downside Risk For SABESP

Summary Drought leads to negative cash flow and increased financial leverage. Increased financial leverage may lead to reduced dividends. Risk reward valuation implies a significant downside risk to the share price. When I first saw the consensus forecasts (source: 4-traders.com) for Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo, or Sabesp (SBS), and the company's Q1 2014 presentation (source: Sabesp) I thought the company looked like an attractive investment. However, during my research and analyzing the numbers, I grew more pessimistic. The result is this analysis … [Read more...]

Why Not to Jump Into Netflix Today

U.S stocks are higher on Tuesday morning, with the benchmark S&P 500 and the narrower Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI  ) up 0.44% and 0.6%, respectively, at 10:30 a.m. EDT. Stocks put in a very respectable performance during the first half of 2014, with the S&P 500 rising 6.1% over the first six months ended on Monday. However, in an unexpected development, long-dated Treasury bonds notched up a roughly a 13% return and surpassed stocks, With the 10-year Treasury yield just above 2.5%, the only thing investors can now expect from bonds is for the principal to hold its … [Read more...]

Juniors Clean Up Behind the Elephant Hunters

Junior explorers and producers may be at the mercy of market forces, but an opportunistic management team can control its own destiny by capitalizing on industry opportunities. In this interview with The Energy Report, Randall Abramson, president, CEO and portfolio manager at Trapeze Asset Management Inc., tells the story of how one junior company cleaned up on an asset the majors overlooked. He also shares compelling oil and gas names from Canada to Tanzania. The Energy Report: With all the excitement over unconventional oil and gas resources these days, why are you focused on conventional … [Read more...]

One Factor Driving Bank of America Stock

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Bank of America  (BAC) rose Tuesday after it earned the honor of top pan-European equity brokerage for the second straight year at the annual Thomson Reuters Extel Awards. The votes of thousands of industry insiders determine the awards, which were given at the Guildhall in London on Tuesday. Bank of America beat 12-time winner UBS, while Morgan Stanley remained in third place in a repeat of 2013's results. The stock was up 1.15% to $15.45 at 10:58 a.m. Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates BANK OF AMERICA CORP as a "buy" with a ratings score of B. … [Read more...]

Tired of Taking Tesla Heat

NEW YORK (Real Money) -- Took some heat yesterday on Twitter about how I had called the bottom in Tesla's (TSLA) stock when I referred to Anton Wahlman's piece talking about how BMW might be starting to crowd Tesla's turf. You know, the usual chatter about so and so knows better than me or that I'm no good because I pointed out the risk to Tesla's stock. Welcome to the beat-up-Jim-Cramer-because-we-know-he-actually-reads-his-tweets club. You know what? I am sick of it. Sick of the whole idea that somehow, after getting people in for 150 points and for people thanking me for putting them … [Read more...]

World Cup Defending Champs, Major Upset!

The FIFA World Cup 2014 will begin this week. The defending champions, iShares MSCI Spain Capped ETF (NYSEARCA:EWP) in my opinion have little to win, yet much to lose.This is why...You see, four years ago when Spain won the World Cup, the iShares MSCI Spain Capped ETF (NYSEARCA:EWP) had come into a major support level on the charts, while making a significant higher low at $29,85 in the monthly chart. Shortly after the nation's team was crowned World Champion of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the iShares MSCI Spain Capped ETF (NYSEARCA:EWP) rose for nearly a year to a high of $45.80. Three years … [Read more...]

Beware Of Upgrades At Extreme Highs: MU, & TAP

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Today’s Money Trades: RCPT, CHS, PBY, FRAN, BEAV

"This is a great service, thank you guys for providing us with it! Everyone needs to have this in their educational arsenal..." Glen "Just took 26% profit on the first 1/2 of the ICLD trade from Kristof in a week. These guys are awesome! They compliment what..." Gromit "Thank you again for three awesome trades: Profit 4.1% on UNH, 6.4% on TWTR, 5.2% on TSN (all within a couple weeks). The Research..." Marc Pedings Read More … [Read more...]