Litecoin Lost 50% in Two Months. Is the Pain Over?

Litecoin, the fifth largest cryptocurrency, lost more than half of its market value in the past two months. Between June 22nd and August 21st, LTCUSD fell from $146 to $70. Since crypto assets have no intrinsic value, investors often compare the current price to its higher level some time ago. This leads them to the…

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DAX 30 Adds to Global Recession Fears

The German DAX 30 index has been declining since early July when it reached 12 656. Last week’s news that the German economy shrank by 0.1% in the second quarter only added to global recession fears. The benchmark index of Europe’s largest economy fell to 11 266 on August 15th. Are investors’ concerns warranted? Or…

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Can Facebook ‘s Antitrust Concerns Fulfill this Setup?

This article was originally published on June 13th, 2019.  It was updated on August 7th, 2019. Facebook ‘s privacy policies are under the microscope once again. Personal e-mails uncovered during an FTC investigation reveal Mark Zuckerberg knew of the company’s problematic privacy practices. Escalating antitrust concerns are not helping the bulls’ cause, either. Facebook stock still hasn’t been able to fully…

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Apple Stock is Crashing. How Low Can It Go This Time?

The market didn’t even give Apple stock time to fully recovery from its 2018 collapse. The shares are down by over 12.6% in just four trading days after trade war and antitrust fears spooked investors. One of the best investment strategies is all about buying high quality companies when their stock price is down. Apple…

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Pandora ‘s Jewelry Hasn’t Lost Its Shine

According to Pandora A/S’ 2017 annual report, the Copenhagen-based company is the “leader in the affordable jewelry segment and the largest producer of jewelry worldwide in terms of pieces crafted.” That leading position paired with double digit average earnings growth in recent years convinced many investors the company was a one-way ticket to riches. So, they…

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Brookfield Partners and the Risk Climb in Tandem

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. operates cash flow-generative assets in the fields of transportation, energy, utilities and communications. The company went public in January 2008, just in time for the Financial Crisis. By March 2009, the stock was down over 67% from its IPO price to as low as $4.77. Over 10 years later today, BIP…

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MSCI Stock – Great Business, but a Bad Investment

MSCI stock was barely holding above $11 a share in November 2008. Earlier this month it reached an all-time high of $247.57. This 2140% return in less than 11 years, not counting the dividends, makes MSCI one of this bull market’s best performers. Anyone who had the insight to buy MSCI stock during the past…

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iRobot Stock Can Fall Much Lower This Time

iRobot Corporation really does manufacture robots, but don’t picture them anything like in an Isaac Asimov book. Founded in 1990, the company makes robot vacuum cleaners, mops and pool cleaners. It has a market cap of roughly $2.5 billion, down from ~$3.8B in March. Since the bottom of the Financial Crisis in 2009, iRobot stock…

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ROKU Is the Very Definition of a Bubble Stock

Roku Inc. is a TV streaming platform operator with over 27 million active accounts as of the end of 2018. The company held it IPO in September 2017 and is approaching its second birthday as a public company. Unfortunately, Roku has been a money-losing company for years. Yet, it has a market cap of over…

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GTX Stock May Recover, but Remains Under Pressure

With a market cap of just over $1B, Garrett Motion Inc. is still considered a small company. Founded less than two years ago in Rolle, Switzerland, the company provides electric-boosting technologies for light and commercial vehicle manufacturers. In September 2018, GTX stock started trading on the NYSE. It was hovering in the vicinity of $20…

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Dare to Guess the Best Stock Market Index of 2019?

The first half of 2019 saw stock market indices around the globe rebound sharply. In the U.S., NASDAQ, DJIA and the S&P 500 are up 22.7%, 14.8% and 18.9% since the start of the year, respectively. In Europe, the German DAX and France’s CAC 40 both climbed 17.8%, UK’s FTSE 100 surged by 12% and…

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Is the Dow Jones Transports Signaling a Recession?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average usually gets the most attention, but it is the Dow Jones Transports that often gives the early signs of trouble. Transport and delivery companies are the first to find out when there is a slowdown in global trade. And in some cases, a slowdown evolves into a full-blown recession. Despite…

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Lockheed Setting the Stage for an Unpleasant Surprise

Lockheed Martin has been one of the best companies to own during the last ten years. The Great Recession dragged the stock down to $57.41. Once again, the point of maximum pessimism turned out to be the best time to buy. Two days ago, LMT closed at a new all-time high of $370.38 a share.…

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CVI Stock Keeps the Elliott Wave Rally Alive

The first time we wrote about CVR Energy was in September 2016. CVI stock was hovering below $15 a share at the time, following a crash from as high as $72 in 2013. Despite the terrible three years the bulls had to suffer through, our Elliott Wave analysis of CVI stock ‘s weekly chart convinced…

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WD Stock Gets Vulnerable Near All-Time Highs

Walker & Dunlop Inc. provides financing services to owners of commercial real estate from its 29 offices in the U.S. Valued at just $1.6 billion, the company is a hardly a mainstream name. WD stock has an average daily volume of less than 170 thousand shares. Apparently that is still enough for Elliott Wave patterns…

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