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Closing 1 Trade ($AAPL, $IAC)

It’s been a good year and the portfolio does still have a 10.61% return so far this year but this morning I will be closing my first losing trade of the year, as the trade from February 10th long Apple (AAPL) and short IAC Interactive (IAC) turned bad when IAC exploded higher. As is always the case, you can see my 2017 (and previous years) long & short tech stocks here: http://www.intelligentspeculator.

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If Le Pen Wins, Here’s What Assets You Should Keep an Eye On…

The U.S. equity market has been up over 1%, the week of the release of the first round of the French Presidential election results. Now, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA: SPY) was up 1.49%, the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSEARCA: IWM) was up 1.35% and the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (DIA) was up 1.87%, the week of the French Presidential election first round results. Now, this was primarily due to Macron’s slight lead, ...

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Ecosystem Plays Continue To Dominate ($GOOG, $AMZN, $AAPL, $FB, $MSFT)

For years I feel like I’ve been discussing the “ecosystem play” and I certainly wish I had been able to buy an ETF that held all those plays. In this 2013 post, I didn’t include Microsoft but started including it in 2014 as it became clear it would successfully adapt to this new digital world: Making The Case For An Ecosystem Play I’ve also argued that very few other players will manage to thrive in an ...

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Not Buying The EBAY ($EBAY) Turnaround Story

While looking at different pieces of news about the stocks that I follow, I ended up on this piece of analysis done by Barclays where Ross Sandler explains that he expects 2017 to be a turnaround year for EBAY. Really? I had strong doubts but I did decide to do additional research. He blames EBAY’s struggles on 2 main reasons: -losing market ...

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New Trade: Long Facebook (FB) & Short Match (MTCH)

Today I am opening my 11th trade of the year in what has so far been a good year. As is always the case, you can see past 2016 (and previous years) trades here: http://www.intelligentspeculator.net/livetrades Let’s start off by looking at the numbers: TickerNamePricePE RatioPE Next YearReturn YTDSales GrowthAnalyst ratingBook ValueBetaEarningsRevenue/ShareSales 5Y Avg GrowthEPS 5Y Avg Growth MTCHMatch Group Inc16.3326.7315.35-3.819.84.111.94N/A5/2/20174.86N/...

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Closing 1 Trade (FB & PYPL)

Good Sunday morning! Tomorrow morning, I will be closing out one of the 7 live trades, as I close the Long Facebook (FB) and Short Paypal (PYPL) trade that was started on January 3rd. The trade currently stands at +21.10%. Last week I wrote a deeper dive into my thoughts about Paypal on SeekingAlpha, you can see it here: Paypal is standing on the edge of a cliff Facebook ...

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The Warning Signs Advise Investment Caution

The election of Donald Trump was always going to mean the months ahead would be interesting. He is viewed variously in society as a businessman who would shake up the political community to a man who was a bully with little substance. He has insufficient knowledge to do the job his critics say. In his first weeks, he has already been confronted with questions about the selection of his...

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Harald Seiz CEO of Karatbars International: Make Gold Great Again

Who cares the most about you? Who knows the most about you? Politicians like to smile, kiss babies and make you feel special. But, in the end, you are free to live your life and only you can build your wealth. There is no government program that will make you great. Even, if the United States becomes great again, that might not translate to your financial portfolio. Learn why you should concentrate on making gold great again. Gold is Great ...

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