This stock is one of my favourite picks for the next decade and beyond. Johnson & Johnson is a very high quality stock which has growth potential as well as safe and dependable earnings that are pretty much immune to market cycles and plays into my aging population investing theme.
As a quick summary, a big reason I'm buying this stock is the economic context: people are living longer and the aging population are depending on healthcare services and pharmaceuticals. A way that you can help fund your own retirement is by investing in companies that will benefit from this demographic shift.
This month I will look at Binary Betting and how you can profit from the upcoming EU referendum vote which will be held on the 23rd June 2016.
Before we look at this specific case let me explain binary betting which has been growing in popularity the last few years.
This month I will look at shares of Apple (APPL) a company which hardly needs much of an introduction and many will be reading this on an Apple device of some sort.
Before we look at Apple it's worth addressing the science behind why “trees don’t grow to the sky” and what we can learn from Mother Nature in our trading and investing.
After a terrible run, casino shares are looking better and the tables are turning. So this shows the benefit of being an adaptable trader and switching from going short to going long.
The old saying goes along the lines of “the only way to make money at a casino is by owning one” and of course in the long run the house always wins as all casino games have a house advantage. But over the last two years the only way to win with casino stocks has been shorting them (which I have been) but I am now out of my short trades and back long again.
Back in 2003 I held a seminar in London and my guest was hedge fund manager and commodities guru Jim Rogers and whilst talking about mining stocks he said: “A gold mine is a hole in the ground with a liar standing on top of it”.
13 years on I still remember these wise words and any investment in a mining stock should only be considered with risk capital and it’s important to have an exit strategy.
As I write this article I have a strong case of déjà vu as what I am about to write is almost the same as I wrote exactly 12 months ago. And with the horrible start to 2016 for financial markets thanks to the China issues, here’s a stock which I believe will hold up again whatever the weather in 2016.
The stock is Imperial Tobacco (IMT) and anyone that purchased it last year made a very respectable 26%, thrashing the FTSE100 which was down over the same period.
In this article I'm going to look at stocks that can do well in the last two months of 2015, especially companies in the consumer discretionary sector, after a wider update last month.
In October I outlined my view that markets could go higher and that I was looking for the Dow to hit a new all-time high of 18,500 by April 2016.
"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." - Arthur Schopenhauer
Back in September 2011 I released an update stating I was looking for the Dow Jones to make a new all-time high of 14200 in March 2013.
I am one of the few that still believes the FED will raise rates 0.25% on the 16/17 of September, should they not raise I would be very worried and it would be a grave mistake but I am 95% sure they will.
Once they raise rates that will be it for the rest of the year. I then expect two rate increases in 2016 both of 0.25%. This will take the Fed funds rate to 1.00% by end of the 2016 hardly a disaster.
Summertime, An’ the livin’ is easy; Fish are jumpin’ an’ the cotton is high; Oh yo’ daddy's rich an’ yo’ mamma's good lookin’; So hush little baby, don't you cry. Those are the lyrics by DuBose Heyward to the music of George Gershwin, but if the summer livin’ is easy, then the tradin’ ain’t.
So far August is looking weak but fortunately if you followed my articles, we have made good money on the GMCR short which I wrote about in June.
Thu, 1st Jan - * (ShareCast News) - Discounters Aldi and Lidl saw their combined share of the grocery market rise to a record high of 10.5% in the 12 weeks to 19 June, while the UK's big four supermarkets saw a drop in market and the overall market slipped into decline for the first time since January.