2016 Predictions: Retailers/REITs Good, Stay Away From Biotechs And Chipotle

This continues the 2016 predictions series. Here are some individual stock and sector takes. Chipotle Will Have A Rough 2016 Chipotle shares sold off sharply toward the end of 2015 as the company was faced by an increasingly widespread E.coli scandal. The company has faced mounting concerns as new cases of the E.coli continued to … Read more

Low Oil Price Hits Russian Government Hard, But Not Its Market

The low oil price is hitting Russia really hard now. Just before the new year, the Russian state development bank Vnesheconombank (VEB) received help from the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of Russia (CBR). Following a proposal by Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov, the sovereign National Wealth Fund (NWF) will receive much lower … Read more

Nike Hits New Highs… Still Time To Buy?

One of the star performers in the Dow Jones Index during 2015 is sportswear company Nike Inc. (symbol: NKE). Its shares hit multiple all-time highs during the year. On the back of strong earnings during fiscal second quarter 2016, shares of the Oregon-based company surged to a new high of well above the $135-mark. With … Read more

Airline Stocks A Buy In 2016?

2015 is likely to become the most profitable year ever for the US airline sector. Combined, the airlines are on track to book a record net income of $18 billion. A large part of the profit will be recorded in the last month of the year. Analysts are forecasting a record profit of slightly more … Read more

Top Under-the-Radar Growth Picks For 2016

Previously, we covered some of our favorite dividend stocks for 2016. For more growth-orientated investors, another list is in order. These list features companies that are growing or have the potential to grow quickly but are still trading at favorable valuations. And we’re sticking with smaller companies, providing new ideas. Everybody already knows about companies … Read more

Oracle Moving Up In The Cloud… Buy OCRL?

A number of companies are seeing strong results on the back of their cloud-business. Think for example Amazon, which previous earnings were highlighted by its Web Services division (AWS), that is centered around cloud computing services. But also Oracle (symbol: ORCL) is now betting on the cloud and not without results. During the last quarter … Read more

Mutual Funds Can’t Turn The Tide Vs EFTs

Mutual funds had another rough month. Contrary to the success of ETFs during November, actively managed funds saw outflows of $34.9 billion combined. According to a montly update by research firm Morningstar, funds dedicated to US Equity had an especially rough month. This asset class witnessed outflows of $19.7 billion, bringing the total decline of … Read more