Stock Card's winner and loser of the week
Being a short week in the United States hasn't dampened the stock market exciting stories. This post about how Cryptocurrency might have messed up Thanksgiving conversations was a good read on our day off. It is also very relevant to the most interesting stock market stories of the week:
Winner: Overstock.com (Ticker: OSTK), up more than 23%!
Remember Overstock.com? We talked about it about a year ago, when the company's CEO - Patrick Byrne - announced he is a true believer in the future of cryptocurrency. The stock had a trip to the moon and back. Everything was quiet until the Black Friday. Patrick reaffirmed his plans to get rid of the e-commerce business and redirect all the company's cash toward the creation of a cryptocurrency exchange platform. He boldly said that he doesn't care if the company lose $1 Million per month and he has an anonymous buyer for the e-commerce business. In America, we love bold and crazy, and the stock is up more than 23%.
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Loser: L Brands (Ticker: LB), down more than 17%!
The millennials are killing many iconic brands. The recent victim of theirs is Victoria Secret. The company has been investing heavily in its stores, but it does not see much interest. The sexy angels wearing push-up bras were captivating the minds of young women (and, men) for years, but this new generation is not into it anymore. The rise of the athleisure category is costing L Brands. Women prefer comfort! The L Brands' products remind people of the old Victorian-era corset that deprive women of oxygen. Nowadays, the younger kiddos prefer breathing, I guess!
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A new look for our Advance Filters
What is your go-to ‘Advance Filter' on Stock Card? We just gave our Advance Filter a new look and added more filter options. We use them quite often. Our go-to filter is the combination of “growing market" and "strong operations" that have just got "updated” due to quarterly earnings. Usually, we end up with new stocks to add to our watchlist. Find your go-to filter now (exclusive to premium members):
How To Invest YouTube episode
This episode is about how to diversify your long-term portfolio. The reason you need more than one type of investment and company in your portfolio is very simple! Despite all the stock picking effort and research you may have done, there is always a chance that the results don't pan out the way you have hoped for. No one can predict when a specific stock or group of companies may go up or down. You need to diversify to make sure if one investment gets hit, you don't get hit financially and you have other investments to fall back on. This episode is about four ways you can diversify your portfolio that make sense.
Stock Card request of the week
One of the new Stock Cards we have published in the recent weeks and it has piqued our interest is Illumina (Ticker: ILMN). The company makes the machines and tools that analyze genetic data. It has been in business since 1998 and has grown significantly since then. It has recently received the regulatory approval for its first next-generation sequencing (NGS) system and it got cleared by the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) in China. This opens a large market for the company's products. The company’s Stock Card has been one of the most visited Stock Card by our users. You might want to have a look at it too. Just remember that publishing a new Stock Card for our premium members does not automatically mean we are investing in it. We may have a formal recommendation for or against this company.
That's it for this edition! Happy Weekend, folks! Don't forget to share this blog post with your friends if you find it helpful, and connect with us to share your thoughts and ideas!
Stock Card's winners and losers
The winner and the loser stock of the week are both ironically at the mercy of a stock market bubble. One has burst, and the other has just started to shape up:
Winner: New Age Beverages Corp (Ticker: NBEV)
What's the latest craze in the stock market? If you answered "cannabis", you are correct. Today's winner is a small wellness beverage company that sells ready-to-drink tea and Kombucha. The craze is about the company's upcoming cannabidiol infused drink, and the stock market is gobbling up the stock. However, the company's recent quarterly earnings are painting a different picture. The company’s quarterly revenues were down, and its loss per share got bigger. To what extent New Age beverages Corp can live up to the expectations is anyone's guess, but there is no doubt that the stock is getting into an overvalued range that is not backed by its performance. Have a look at the company's Stock Card now.
Loser: NVIDIA Corp (Ticker: NVDA)
Nvidia’s stock has had a bad week! It fell by 14.37% on Thursday and went down again on Friday close to 20%. Add all that up, and the company’s share price is down 17.5% year-to-date. What happened? Cryptocurrency bubble burst! All business units are growing double-digit, except the sales of the gaming GPUs that were the darling of the cryptocurrency miners for a better part of the year. The company's management continued to manufacture their new high-capacity gaming chips. While the demand for chips fell, the price did not drop as fast as it should have. Consequently, Nvidia owns a large inventory that is not selling as fast as it should. The company stays well-operated and a leader. But such excess inventory needs attention. It's easy to blame the cryptocurrency miners for Nvidia's misfortune. However, the management is as equally responsible as the miners. The company may not recover from this excess inventory anytime soon, but there is no doubt that the stock price is entering the undervalued range. Have a look at the company's Stock Card now.
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How To Invest YouTube Channel
The latest episode of the How To Invest YouTube channel is up. One of our latest Stock Card Premium members inspired this episode. She called me one day and said, I couldn't do it! I logged in to my account, and there were so many financial phrases in a gibberish language that I decided to skip investing. That's the inspiration behind the episode four of our YouTube channel. If you are new to investing or you know someone who is, this episode is a must-watch.
Stock Card Premium
Stock Card Premium members were going at long-term investing as strong as always. One of the Stock Cards that we published for our Stock Card premium users that piqued our interest this week was Sleep Number (Ticker: SNBR). The company is one of those rare retailers that delivers a perfect combination of digital and physical retail experience. Have a look at the company's Stock Card. Just remember that publishing a new Stock Card for our premium members does not automatically mean we are investing in it.
That's it for this edition! Happy Weekend, folks! Don't forget to share this blog post with your friends if you find it helpful, and connect with us to share your thought and ideas
Stock Card's winners and losers
Quarterly earnings releases are still going on full-force. This week we had quite a few surprises. These two stocks surprised us the most:
Winner: Twilio (Ticker: TWLO)
A few years ago, when I read the investors presentation of Twilio, I almost cried! The clarity of the vision and the company’s laser-focus attention on that vision is so rare. The performance of the stock during this week is a manifestation of such clarity and focus. The stock price is up more than 30%. Not only the revenue and the number of customers is growing, but the average spend by each customer is also up by 140%. It's not all rosy though. Like a true Silicon Valley poster child, the company is not profitable yet! Have a look at the company's Stock Card now.
Loser: Activision Blizzard (Ticker: ATVI)
Whatever you think of the future of the entertainment and the video game industry, there is no doubt the gaming stocks such as ATVI have been on a winning streak, until this week. The owner and producer of quite a few hit franchises such as Call of Duty had turned into a loser. While the revenues were up, the company painted a not-so-perfect image for the next few quarters and the stock market investors and analysts unleashed their wrath and took the stock price down by more than 15% in one week. Have a look at the company's Stock Card now.
Renegade Investors podcast
This is an episode where we dissect the anatomy of a long-term investment using Stamps.com's case study. Most long-term investments share a few characteristics. Some are logical, and some are counter-intuitive. But, knowing what's common among the companies that are worthy of a spot in your long-term portfolio will help you avoid panic-selling when the stock market and the companies in your portfolio experience a price-fall. Talking about an excellent long-term investment with a falling share price, Stamps.com is such a company. Listen to this episode to hear from the company's customers, investors, employees and management and dissect the anatomy of a long-term investment.
How To Invest YouTube Channel
Most new long-term investors think the hardest part of investing is evaluating a company. It's understandable. There are thousands of pieces of information that you can use to make that decision. But just because such information is available, it doesn't mean they are relevant. It's almost like choosing a restaurant on Yelp. Does it have five stars? Is it clean? Is it too noisy? How does the inside look like? A few things give you a good picture of what to expect. You don't look at how many bricks are in the walls of the restaurant, or how old is the bartender. Although, if you google it, such information may be available to you, who cares! Not you! Same goes with investing! That's why on this episode of How To Invest YouTube channel, we are discussing the four questions you need to answer to make an informed long-term decision without getting lost in the ocean of information and noise.
Stock Card Premium
Our Stock Card Premium members were busy discovering new investment ideas and submitting new Stock Card requests. Among all the requests that came in this week, one company peaked our attention. Weight Watchers Inc (Ticker: WTW). A fun fact about the company is that Oprah Winfrey owns 10% of the company, and since she joined the company, the stock and the company have turned around. Remember, just because it is a Stock Card Premium request, it doesn't mean we invested in the company!
That's it for this edition! Happy Weekend, folks! Don't forget to share this blog post with your friends if you find it helpful, and connect with us to share your thought and ideas!
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