Upon a quick portfolio edit, I realized I have been unknowingly allocating a much higher portion of my capital into US equities and out of international and emerging market funds. This is a mistake, and I am starting to correct it. I have started to shift especially into China...
Scrutiny; all stocks face it at one point or another. In a roaring stock market where growth has been plentiful, we start to expect all great growth stocks to exhibit the same success. We grow impatient of stocks that might be lagging the rest of the market, and sometimes...
Black Diamond Inc (NASDAQ:BDE) sells premium quality apparel to climbing, mountaineering, backpacking, and skiing enthusiasts. Gearing marketing towards a more general outdoor consumer could send sales soaring as the brand is currently very well recognized for quality and innovation. Key retail partners include REI, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Backcountry.com, Au...
Ubiquiti Networks Inc (NASDAQ:UBNT) began under Robert Pera, a young admirer of Steve Jobs, who landed a job at Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) where he noticed that Apple's WiFi devices could increase their transmission range over dozens of miles, gaining access to areas that phone and cable companies don't reach....
It has been a wild week for IPOs after the social media giant Snap Inc.(NYSE:SNAP) finally went public and hit the ground running with a $35 billion market capitalization. Whether or not Snap can ever live up to its sky high valuation or whether Facebook's (NASDAQ:FB) Instagram will cripple...
Health and dietary trends are always taking on a different focus. There was a firm belief for a while, that fat was the enemy and had to be eliminated from the diet. Companies began creating fat free or low fat products to meet the consumers' desires. Low carbohydrate or...
After reporting Q4 earnings, Pinnacle Foods (NYSE:PF) looks poised to have a strong year in 2017. The stock reported year-over-year Q4 EPS growth of 13%, and sales growth of 19%. When evaluating the consumer-food industry, Pinnacle Foods represents the a great growth opportunity currently for investors. A Valuable Acquisition: Like most...
Finding a reliable growth opportunity is a desire of nearly every investor. A good way to screen for growth, is to look at which industries are leading the market. Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT) is a private mortgage insurance company that has been on a roll thus far in 2017....
Since 2008, few companies have had their stocks perform as well as Trex Co. Inc. (NYSE:TREX), the leader in composite decking material. In 2008, new management took over in the form of CEO Ron Kaplan, and since then, Trex has seen its stock rise over 1,800%. In August 2015,...
As someone who is constantly scanning the market for opportunities, I often hear of something and look up the ticker symbol only to find it is a private company or it's a public company that either trades at too rich a valuation or isn't that great of a business....