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Using NexGen Technology to Fight Terrorism

May 24, 2017

In most ways, the future looks promising and exciting. I’m not just talking about the opportunities we have to make money, but more so the innovative advancements that are coming our way. We are living in very exciting times. Unfortunately, a couple of things that do not appear likely to change anytime soon are violent conflicts between nations and the scourge of terrorism. We all hope that innovative breakthroughs will help foster the next-gen strategy in fighting terrorism, and you can bet this is an area I watch closely. There are a few potential ways to invest in this theme. Continue Reading…

Time to Buy

May 21, 2017

I have to address the elephant in the room (no pun intended toward the Republicans): Wednesday’s sell-off was one of the worst market sessions of the last few years. While you can’t ignore the action because short-term support levels were breached on above-average volume, keep in mind that one day does not make a market. That’s why we need to stay focused on the bigger picture, which is one of our core areas of research in NexGen investing for both the broader market and individual stocks. This is the time to get your cash ready. Continue Reading…

Is SNAP’s Bounce for Real This Time?

May 19, 2017

I didn’t go anywhere near Snap (SNAP) when it went public back on March 2, and I haven’t been in it since. In fact, I’m not shorting stocks these days, but if I were, I told my employees that this is one I would short the heck out of from the get-go. SNAP snapped following its first earnings report as a public company, crashing 21% the next day and blowing right through what had been the bottom of its range. It's up 15% from its low, so the question now is whether SNAP is for real or if this latest bounce is another head fake. Continue Reading…

Cybersecurity Stocks Jump on Global Attack

May 15, 2017

They say the WannaCry cyberattack that locked up 200,000 thousand computers in 150 countries – impacting everything from hospitals to banks to factories to schools and more – was probably the work of amateurs. Not exactly a comforting thought, is it? Most companies are not sufficiently prepared for cyberattacks and cannot risk being hit by one. Cybercrime damages are expected to cost $6 trillion dollars a year by 2021, double the $3 trillion in 2016. That makes cybersecurity a powerful NexGen investment theme that has to be on your radar. Continue Reading…

NexGen Opportunities in Germany?

May 14, 2017

At the start of 2017, there were two early elections circled on investors’ calendars that held the power to change Europe forever: the Dutch in mid-March and the French in April. After last year’s surprising Brexit vote in favor of the U.K. leaving the European Union (EU), there was a real possibility that the far-right populists could win the vote and lead to similar outcomes in both the Netherlands and France. Now global investors turn their attention to the even bigger German national election in September. Continue Reading…

Why I’m Still a Major Bull on AAPL

May 12, 2017

When you’re the largest company in the world, it can be difficult to top the return of a basket of the 500 biggest publicly-traded stocks. But don’t tell Apple (AAPL) that, because its shares are up more than 32% this year versus a gain of just 7% on the S&P 500. As many of you already know, I have been a major bull on AAPL for years and I continue to be one today. However, I am also a realist. The stock is overdue for a rest, so in today's article we'll talk about what I’d like to see before pulling the trigger. Continue Reading…

Trade of the Day: Blackbaud (BLKB)

May 11, 2017

Blackbaud (BLKB) is a stock a lot of investors aren’t familiar with, which is fine with me. Some of the best opportunities in the market are where Wall Street isn’t looking. In this case, the company meets all of our NexGen criteria. Starting with the big picture, the company is the world’s leading cloud software company for the nonprofit sector. The word “cloud” is more than a buzzword. The cloud trend is the real deal, making it one of my favorite niche software sectors. Continue Reading…

Four Earnings Surges in One Week

May 10, 2017

Pets have been around forever and may not seem NexGen, but trust me, there is a lot of money being made in this space. Americans spend more per year on their pets than they do on men and boys clothing and alcohol. I’m not a pet kind of guy, but I am very open to making money off of the companies that are profiting from the obsession with little (and sometimes big!) animals. Three of the pet stocks I follow just recently reported blockbuster earnings, so in today's article we'll talk all about the budding opportunity here. Continue Reading…

How to Manage Your Risk the Smart Way

May 07, 2017

One of the most common questions I hear is, “How do I manage risk in this market?” I understand why I hear it so frequently. The bulls have been running the market to high after high this year, and many are concerned about whether this momentum can last. If it doesn’t, they don’t want to be left with a wiped-out portfolio. In the end, there is no perfect risk management strategy, but in this article we'll talk about the one I like to use. Continue Reading…

EA Earnings are Pivotal

May 05, 2017

Electronic Arts (EA) has spent the last week consolidating near an all-time high and looks to be setting up for a big move. The catalyst for that move will come from the company’s earnings report on Tuesday afternoon – the question now is whether it will result in a breakout to new highs or a pullback to retest support. A fresh breakout would put the stock in unchartered waters and could have the potential to run for a few weeks. On the other hand, a breakdown would likely send it back to long-term support at the 50-day moving average (the blue line) currently at $90.10. Continue Reading…
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