It’s been a wild ride for the past couple weeks of coronavirus panic, and this week has been especially crazy (and still isn’t quite over)… though it’s encouraging that my Real Money Portfolio has been a little bit stronger than the market so far this year — partly because of brilliant stock selection, I’d like […]
While we wait to see what Berkshire Hathaway’s quarter looked like, how’s the rest of the portfolio holding up? Holy Cow, Starbucks (SBUX)! Haven’t seen that stock take this big of a pop after earnings in a long time, and sentiment seems to have changed so quickly to a “this is a safe capital return […]
The Cabot folks have apparently taken a liking to the “double your money this year” promise as their version of a “money back guarantee” — no, they don’t make up the difference, but they promise you a refund if the pick doesn’t double. A better deal than most newsletters as far as refund policy goes […]
Paul Tracy runs the StreetAuthority Market Advisor newsletter, and he has an ad out now about investing only in stocks that have a “driving force” behind them.
He doesn’t mean any technical indicators, or fundamental financial forces, he means catalysts. Catalysts are, of course, the great holy grail of “story” investing — when you buy most biotech stocks, for example, you’re looking for a “catalyst” to drive the shares higher in the form of an FDA approval or a buyout. You’ll hear pundits like Jim Cramer talk about catalysts all the time, too — there are a lot of folks who might be excited about a stock’s valuation or prospects, but are unwilling to buy it if they don’t see an event in the near future that should move the stock abruptly higher (or lower, one must add).
So what are the “catalyst” stocks that Tracy thinks you should look at now?
This is another one from Robert Hsu’s Asia Edge, which focuses on finding the best investments in China and throughout Asia … and costs $2,995 a year, more than I feel like spending at the moment. So I’d like to find out what he considers to be the “almost perfect stock.” The email is generally […]