Three Streaming Company Stocks Poised to Give Investors Profits

These giants are likely to profit from the growing streaming media trend. Companies generally love products and services that they can charge monthly. Unlike a one-time purchase, these sources of recurring revenueoffer more predictable cash flows and can give steady financial returns that investors love as well. One source of recurring revenues is in subscription fees. That’s a huge reason for the rise of subscription-based services in everything from shaving goods and clothing to fresh food. The trend is everywhere, and continues to grow. But a company that can stream digital services can save on shipping and other costs and have far higher ...
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The Psychology Behind Great Trading Performance

There are a lot of ways to make money in the market. But even if you find that rare company that can move ten-fold and provide one of the best profits of your lifetime, that will take time.Most investors get impatient. Trading Tips’ Andrew Packer explains why you should be looking at blue-chip bargains ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Encana (ECA)

Call buying predicts big move higher in the next month. The November 15th $4.00 call options on Encana (ECA) saw over 21,800 contracts trade, an 85-fold surge in volume relative to the prior open interest of 258. With shares already at $4.30, the option is about 7 percent in-the-money, and should move penny-for-penny with shares in the next 35 days until expiration. The buyer paid $0.50, or $50 per contract, indicating that shares need to be at least $4.50 in the next month to guarantee a profit. A move to $5 would double the value of the option to $1, and shares are ...
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Insider Activity: National Security Group (NSEC)

Director ups stake by 11 percent. Fred Clark, a director at National Security Group (NSEC), picked up 9,813 shares recently, increasing his stake by 11 percent and leaving him with 98,723 shares. The buy cost just over $118,000. Insiders have been buyers at the company in the past year, with the last insider sale occurring in 2018. Overall, insiders own 52 percent of outstanding shares, a huge sign that management is aligned with shareholders for growing long-term value. National Security Group is an Alabama-based property & casualty insurance company offering services across the southern United States with additional segments in life insurance ...
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Three Retail Stocks to Buy Ahead of the Holidays

Three companies for your investment shopping list this holiday season. The holiday season is in full swing—at least, at any retail store, where halls are already bedecked with the gifts and décor covering Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukah, and Christmas. While it seems a little early, one well-known fact about retail is that most places operate at break-even or even a loss for most of the year. It’s the holiday season, that last six weeks of the year, which puts these operations in the green for all 52-weeks. So it’s easy to understand the push by retail companies to get spending going on all the ...
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The Beginner’s Guide to the Stock Market

What you need to know to get started. Getting started with investing can be a daunting task. But like riding a bicycle or just about any other endeavor, you simply need to start small and build up your skills and experience from there. Some might just jump in without getting started—others need to have guidance every step of the way. Every beginner has different comfort levels, but there are a few key things you need to know before you start putting your money to work. Item #1: Stocks are ownership claims on a business. It can sound like a pretty silly point to ...
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Insider Activity: Cannae Holdings (CNNE)

Director makes $275,000 buy. Richard Massey, a director at Cannae Holdings (CNNE), picked up 10,000 shares recently, shelling out just over $275,000 to do so. The buy increased his holdings by nearly 5 percent, to just under 214,000 shares. This is his third buy of shares this year, and other insiders have been buyers at the firm, including the CFO last month. In the past two years, insiders have been steady buyers, with no sellers. Insiders own over 7 percent of shares. Cannae Holdings is an asset management firm that primarily invests in restaurants, technology-enabled healthcare services, and financial services. The company ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Deutsche Bank (DB)

April 2020 put buying suggests further pain for shares. The April 2020 $6 put options on Deutsche Bank (DB) saw over 5,600 contracts trade, an 11-fold increase over the prior open interest of 526. With 190 days until expiration, the trade will move in-the-money if shares fall just $0.90 from their current price of $6.90, or about 15 percent. With shares trading as high as $11.50 in the past year, shares have been nearly halved, and this option trade is a bet on a further drop in shares. The German mega-bank, with over 90,000 employees, is one of the largest regional plays ...
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