January 12, 2016

Low Oil Prices, Good or Bad for Airlines?

Airlines are some of the biggest consumers of oil around, and as I write this article I just imagine the Executives of companies like Delta or Southwest giddy that Bloomberg Investigators are now calling for $20/barrel oil. But has the lowered oil prices really had any affect on the net income of companies within the airline industry?…

October 22, 2015

Energy Drink Pricing

For the past few years the market has been dominated by two companies, Monster and Red Bull. These two drinks work really well, and you see them in almost every store you go into. However, these drinks, for a small 16OZ can it will cost you around $2.50 depending on where you live.…

October 16, 2015

NVR, a Homebuilding Company to Help Build Your Portfolio

Summary:

  • Passes multiple green flags, indicating long term growth.
  • Deep Value with a piotroski score of 8 and an analysis score of 7
  • Consistently decreases the number of shares outstanding in the marketplace.

About the Company:

In the words of yahoo finance, NVR(NASDAQ: NVR) “operates as a homebuilder in the United States.

October 9, 2015

Incyte, a Biotech Buy for the Long Run

Summary points

  • Ranked an average rating of BUY by multiple analysts http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/incy/analystestimates
  • Has increased over 500% in the past three years.
  • Volume has more than doubled over the past twenty days


Incyte(NASDAQ:INCY), in the words of yahoo finance, “ focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of proprietary therapeutics primarily for oncology.

October 6, 2015

CHD, A Safe Bet in a Down market

Summary

  • Church and Dwight has multiple “green flags” that suggests a strong company
  • Church and Dwight provides goods that are necessary within the household
  • Church and Dwight has increased over 2600% over the past twenty years.

In the words of Yahoo Finance, CHD “develops, manufactures, and markets household, personal care, and specialty products in the United States.”

Church & Dwight Co is an interesting company to analyze for a few reasons:

  • Church & Dwight hold a number of high profile brands in their portfolio
  • Even though they are a large company, they have still grown their sales and net income over the past three years.
October 4, 2015

Could HELE be as Beautiful as the Original Helen of Troy?

Summary

  • Averaged a 42.05% return annually over the past three years.
  • HELE’s piotroski score has consistently increased over the past three years.
  • Jim Cramer has given HELE a buy rating.

In the words of Yahoo Finance, Helen of Troy(NASDAQ:HELE) “designs, develops, imports, markets, and distributes a portfolio of consumer products worldwide.

September 25, 2015

The Realistic Side to Investing in Biotechnology

If you haven’t realized by now, biotechnology is one of my favorite investment fields, and by finding the right formula you will be able to tap into one of the fastest growing industries of the 21st century. In my previous article I discussed the pros and cons of investing in small or large biotech companies, and the historical performance of each of those strategies.…

June 8, 2015

How to Screen for Covered Calls

What is a Covered Call?

A covered call is an options strategy where the investor holds a long position, and sells call options against that position. This strategy is typically employed when an investor wants to  generate extra income off of their positions and they believe the price of the underlying stock won’t move either up or down in the short term.…

May 7, 2015

Biotech: The small or the large?

Biotechnology is one of the fastest growing industry, returning over 200% in the past five years. However, a lot of these gains come from smaller companies that “hit it big” when their treatment successfully makes it through trials. So the question then becomes: When buying bio, do you focus on the small fish, or the whales?…