Saturday, May 23, 2015

Cloud Over Solar ETFs? | Seeking Alpha

Cloud Over Solar ETFs? | Seeking Alpha



This is a very good Zacks article which explains what has been happening in the solar sector lately.  The article talks about the downfall of Hanergy and its effect on solar ETFs, TAN and KWT.  I own TAN myself along with SUNE which has been doing well over the past couple of weeks.  The solar industry should recover although it will be painful for a while.  You could visit the EIA website to be assured that solar is here to stay. 



When you are on the main EIA page, you can scroll down to the bottom, and you will see a Renewable page link.  When you arrive at the Renewable page, you will see a table there which shows how solar and wind power are both growing.  I also own the wind ETF, FAN, and it has been performing great.  So, I plan to hang on to my solar and wind investments.




Stock Screener Resources, Compare Stock Data, Free Stock Market Forecasts

Stock Screener Resources, Compare Stock Data, Free Stock Market Forecasts



Here is a great website for doing comprehensive research on various stocks.  The site is completely free, and you can even make your own portfolio for quick reference checks on your stocks.  I made a portfolio on StockStat myself so that I could do one stop research on my favorite stocks.  For example, if you look up information on Apple, you will get the current price, a chart, and numerous links to other websites with information about Apple.  I highly recommend this website for extensive due diligence on any stocks that you own.

FINVIZ.com - Stock Screener

FINVIZ.com - Stock Screener



Finviz.com is an excellent website for doing stock research.  The Home page gives winners, losers, new highs, and a lot more important information.  Commodity prices are also shown on the Home page.  We need to be invested in the best stocks at all times because there is only so much time to make money before we retire.



One stock example for research at Finviz.com would be Apple.  You would find an annotated chart of Apple there along with buy/sell recommendations from institutions.  Links to news articles about Apple are also included on the page.  Finviz should be one of your favorite websites to visit often.




Track insider buy and sell

Track insider buy and sell



InsiderCow.com is one of the best websites on the internet for finding information about insider transactions for various stocks.  The link above is for the insider transactions for Apple.  One senior vice president booked millions of dollars selling Apple stock this month, but the stock still went up.  Big investors like Icahn and Einhorn are still promoting Apple.  Einhorn is particularly important because he would be selling Apple short if he thought there was a problem.  Iphones and now Iwatch are in great demand.  In fact, I bought Apple myself, and I may buy more.



If you click on the Home tab at InsiderCow.com, you can do research on other stocks as well as seeing other important information such as how well stocks did after insiders bought a certain stock.  The website also has an Institutions tab where you can look at the latest buys of institutions.  This is a great website for finding out if insiders are buying your favorite stocks.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Signs this bull market is running out of steam

Signs this bull market is running out of steam



This is a very good article about why we are at a stock market top.  The volume is low because nobody is laying down a lot of money in today's market.  Nimble traders are buying the dips and selling the highs but this would be difficult to do for the average investor.  The amount of new money coming into the market is low.  Investors are staying in with a certain amount of money because they don't want to miss out, and bonds are not paying much.  So, if the market does not fall, the gains will get slimmer and slimmer.  PFN, a Pimco stock I own, pays around 9% annually in dividends, and I doubt the market will beat it in the next six months.




Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Woman wins $83 million in lawsuit against debt collector

Woman wins $83 million in lawsuit against debt collector



Here is a very important article on how to stand up to debt collectors, especially if they are clearly in the wrong.  I'm glad the jury took up for a common person, and I hope to this particular debt collector is put out of business.  There is no reason to persecute people unfairly or without proven facts.   

Saturday, May 16, 2015

SunEdison: Immense Future Potential - SunEdison (NYSE:SUNE) | Seeking Alpha

SunEdison: Immense Future Potential - SunEdison (NYSE:SUNE) | Seeking Alpha



Here is a great article about SunEdison and its solar business as well as a new wind venture.  I own shares of SUNE and SCTY.  Solar and wind will continue to grow according to the EIA, and SunEdison is a good long term investment.  I also own TAN (solar ETF) and FAN (wind ETF).