Two Tech Stocks to Own Indefinitely

These companies have huge upside in the years ahead. In 2007, some of the largest companies by market cap were in the energy space. One bear market and recovery later, the real winners have been in technology. It’s easy to see why. Technology provides fatter profit margins, less pricing problems than commodity companies, and appeals to the growing rise of digital trends. That’s why, instead of being a growth play just for certain types of markets, tech has become a must-own sector for the long haul. There are two tech stocks in particular that investors may be kicking themselves for not buying in 2019… ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Nordstrom (JWN)

Long-dated, in-the-money put trade suggests downside ahead. Over 1,100 contracts traded on the Nordstrom (JWN) April 2020 $40 put option, showing about a 7-fold increase over the prior open interest of 176 contracts. Given the $40 strike and shares trading around $38, the option is already about $2.00 in-the-money, and should move higher dollar-for-dollar with shares if they decline, less any loss in time premium. As the option trades around $5 per contract, it will make money for the buyer at expiration if shares drop under $35.00. This bet against the retailer comes during the holiday season, when retail stocks tend to rally. With ...
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Insider Trading Reports: Cubic Corporation (CUB)

Chairman, director buy shares. Brad Feldmann, Chairman and President at Cubic Corporation (CUB), picked up another 1,000 shares, increasing his stake by 1.3 percent, paying just over $63,000, and raising his total share count to 76,500. This comes one day after director Maureen Breakiron-Evans bought 1,665 shares, increasing her stake by nearly 49 percent and paying just under $100,000 to do so. Insider data for the past few years shows the last insider sale was in August 2018, with only buys since then. Cubic Corporation designs and integrates systems and products for the defense industry and other security, including surveillance ...
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One News Event that Could Signal a Market Top

Sure, it seems like this stock market can continue to gradually move higher indefinitely. But investors looking for warning signs have gotten a big one in recent weeks. It’s a sign that’s popped up before in the markets that has signaled some poor performance ahead. Trading Tips’ Andrew Packer explains in our latest video ...
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Unusual Options Activity: JetBlue (JBLU)

Bet on further rally this month. The December 20th $20 call options on JetBlue (JBLU) saw over 31,665 contracts trade hands, a 19-fold rise over the prior open interest near 1,700 contracts. The bet, expiring in 15 days, will be in-the-money if shares can rise another $1.00 from their current price near $19.00. The buyer paid $0.25, or $25 per contract, so any move higher in JetBlue shares could lead to a big percentage return in the next few days, even if shares don’t clear $20. Action to take: We like this short-term trade. Oil prices may have moved slightly higher, but they seem ...
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Two Pharma Plays for 2020

These two companies can offer income, growth, and a rebounding share price next year. Investing often comes down to buying assets that are out of favor with the market right now. While it’s mentally tough to go against the crowd, buying unloved assets ensures you’re getting a good value. What’s more, assets that are out of favor with the market tend to move in favor over time. This constant rotation ensures that investors can always make money, no matter what the market is doing. One unloved sector right now is healthcare. In everything from health insurance to biotech stocks, there are plenty of opportunities ...
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Insider Trading Reports: Dollar Tree (DLTR)

Director makes $178,000 buy. Lemuel Lewis, a director at Dollar Tree (DLTR), picked up 2,000 shares recently, increasing his stake by 10 percent. The buy cost just over $178,000, and comes after shares dropped following an earnings miss. This marks the first insider buy at the company since 2018. Insiders, including the company COO and Executive Chairman, have been sellers of shares throughout the year, mostly at prices at least 20 percent higher than where shares trade now. Even following the earnings drop, shares of the company have managed to gain about 3 percent in the past year. Shares ...
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Insider Trading Reports: Encana (ECA)

CFO ups stake by 20 percent. Corey Code, CFO at Encana Corp (ECA), upped his holdings by just under 20 percent recently, buying 10,000 shares. The buy cost just under $40,000, and leaves the company’s head financial honcho with 62,000 shares. Insider buying data shows considerable insider buying at the company this year, at prices as much as 45 percent higher than the current share price. There has only been one insider sale this year, which has been dwarfed by insider buying. As a player in the exploration and development of oil and natural gas properties, ...
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