Starbucks Could Deliver Gains With Limited Risk To Investors

Starbucks is an $80 billion company and has grown steadily over the years. It’s five year average growth in sales is 10.7% while the one year growth is reported at 10.4%. The consistency could make the stock attractive to investors. But, as always, the latest report can confirm or change opinions about a stock. The latest report from Starbucks seems to be bullish. CNBC reported, “shares of Starbucks rose … after the company reported better than expected sales and earnings growth … with customers spending more on their lattes and Frappuccinos." This move pushed the stock back towar...
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The Crown Jewels in the Stock Market Kingdom

Companies come and go. The last component of the original Dow Jones Index, General Electric, got booted last year. But you could have been out of that name for far longer if you had followed a simple rule: Only invest in companies that deliver increasing income to shareholders every year by increasing their dividend. Following that rule would have gotten you out of a lot of stocks before they really took a dive—and kept you in some of the best wealth-building stocks of all time. In the end, researching the market for stocks that deliver great returns to investors over time will of...
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The Truth About Facebook

Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) is a company that grew into a market leader by creating a market. In 2010, the company was so well respected that a movie covered the company’s story. In “The Social Network,” viewers learned that “in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer genius Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) begins work on a new concept that eventually turns into the global social network known as Facebook. Six years later, he is one of the youngest billionaires ever, but Zuckerberg finds that his unprecedented success leads to both personal and legal complications when he ends up on the receivin...
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The One Surefire Way to Retire Rich

Imagine you had a penny that doubled in value every day for a month. Sure, after a week, you’d only have a paltry sixty-four cents. That’s not even enough to buy something off the dollar menu at your favorite fast-food joint. After another two weeks, you’d have less than $10. But if you can hold out for just two more weeks, the doubling power will turn that starting penny into $1.3 million dollars. That’s the power of compounding. Now, we don’t have magic pennies (that I know of). But we do have the next best thing: Dividend stocks. When companies pay their shareholders mone...
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This Marijuana Giant Could Be the Best Bargain in the Industry

Marijuana is facing the possible end of prohibition and investors need to consider the possibilities associated with that. Under prohibition, marijuana became a multi-billion dollar industry. Its products were differentiated by quality but for the most part maintained the same form. Legalization opens up research and development opportunities. Already, marijuana is available in a variety of forms including edibles, oils and different strains targeting different ailments under medical usage. While small companies are exciting to invest in, large companies could be the key to the introduct...
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The One Surefire Pattern for Massive Declines

Tech stocks in 2000. Gold in 2011. Cryptocurrencies in 2017. Pot stocks in 2018. They all followed the same pattern. They had massive gains. They started from small rises, but over time, they started to rise at a faster and faster rate. Speculation and greed took over. Any attempt to curb prices on the way up were swamped with buy orders instead. Along the way, a parabolic chart pattern started to unfold. That’s a tough pattern to trade—once every investor who wants in has gotten in, early investors reap large rewards. Once sellers start to outweigh buyers, the prices deflate near...
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This Could Be the Best of the FAANGs

Apple has been in the headlines lately, but close readers of the news may have noticed Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) is also capturing attention. One reason is related to the important question of censorship by tech companies. The Associated Press noted, “Netflix faced criticism…from human rights groups for pulling an episode in Saudi Arabia of comedian Hasan Minhaj’s “Patriot Act” series that criticized the kingdom’s powerful crown prince. The American comedian used his second episode, released Oct. 28, to criticize Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi an...
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Catch These Patterns for the Best Day Trading Profits

Most chart patterns can appear over any timeframe. But a number of unusual-looking patterns often take place over a shorter period of time, such as a day or an hour, or even less. These patterns may not look like anything at first, compared to typical continuation or reversal patterns, but they can lead to powerful returns in a very short amount of time as they unfold. From the oft-occurring ABCD trade to the cup-and-handle to flag patterns, these trades are perfect for jumping in and out of stocks and foreign currencies in the span of a few hours. These patterns show what traders...
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Apple’s Chart Flashes Important Signals for 2019

Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) ended the year in an interesting position. Its stock was in a down trend. This reverses a long standing up trend in the stock. Recent lows, marked with a horizontal blue line in the chart, should offer support. But a break below that level could lead to a sharp sell off since that is an important and obvious technical support level on the chart. A break of that line could push the stock towards $100 a share, a price level that sounds impossible but could be within the realm of possibility in a bear market. Analysts expect the company to report earnings ...
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Are Your Charts Hiding Profits From You?

Charts can provide plenty of profitable trading patterns time and again. But they can also be deceiving. That’s because most charts don’t share key data. It can tell you a price point on a given day—which is handy. But there’s more to a price chart than price. For instance, if a stock keeps moving higher day after day, it may look like a good trade. But if it’s bouncing around during trading hours and only barely heading higher, it may not look like the slam dunk that it could be. To find these extreme intra-day moves, and to get an idea of where the bulk of the trading money i...
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