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[ March 7, 2015 | Author: Admin | Views: 36398 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

A possible military attack on Syria and the August jobs report – the last major read on the economy before September’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting – kept investors pegged to the sidelines last week – but we still delivered a handful of new stocks to buy for Money Morning readers… Indeed, for the first time in three months, investors pulled some $226 million from U.S. equity funds, a reversal from inflows of $1 billion in the prior week. And after a three-decade bull market run, bond holders were reminded that even these “less risky” investment vehicles aren’t immune to a bear market. The 10-year Treasury note hit 3% intraday Thursday for the first time since 2011. Money is seeping from bond mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) ($45.7 billion through the end of August), with the bulk sitting in near-zero interest-baring money market instruments. Money Morning knows that … Continue reading

[ March 6, 2015 | Author: Admin | Views: 48493 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

With shares of Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) trading around $298, is AMZN an OUTPERFORM, WAIT AND SEE or STAY AWAY? Lets analyze the stock with the relevant sections of our CHEAT SHEET investing framework: T = Trends for a Stock’s Movement Amazon serves its customers through its retail websites and focus on selection, price, and convenience. The company also manufactures and sells Kindle devices. Amazon offers programs that enables sellers to sell their products on the company’s websites — including the sellers’ own branded websites — and fulfill orders through them. It also offers platforms that allow authors, musicians, filmmakers, app developers, and others to publish and sell content. Online commerce has been on the rise because of the convenience, efficiency, and relatively low prices offered. Amazon may be able to sell e-books for its popular Kindle e-readers for even less, now that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has lost a trial accusing the tech … Continue reading

[ March 6, 2015 | Author: Admin | Views: 13100 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

In its latest update on stun-gun sales, TASER International (NASDAQ: TASR  ) reported Wednesday that it has booked several new orders for its eponymous stun guns. These orders should ship in the current first fiscal quarter of 2014 and will show up in this quarter’s revenues when earnings are next released. Specifically, TASER has sold: 800 TASER X26P “Smart Weapons” to an unidentified “international” customer. 90 X26Ps, plus TASER Cam HD recorders, to the Fayetteville Police Department in North Carolina. 85 X26Ps to the El Paso Police Department in Texas. 500 TASER X26 Smart Weapons to the U.S. Department of Defense. 300 X26s to the New York Police Department. 170 TASER X2 model Smart Weapons to the Chesterfield County Police Department in Virginia. 72 more X2s to the Georgia Department of Corrections. Additional sales of various TASER weapon models — and based on the company’s past reporting practices, presumably orders of … Continue reading

[ March 6, 2015 | Author: Admin | Views: 75633 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

With shares of LinkedIn (NASDAQ:LNKD) trading around $209, is LNKD an OUTPERFORM, WAIT AND SEE, or STAY AWAY? Lets analyze the stock with the relevant sections of our CHEAT SHEET investing framework. T = Trends for a Stock’s Movement LinkedIn is an online professional network with more than 90 million members in over 200 countries and territories. Through the companys platform, members are able to create, manage, and share their professional identity online as well as build and engage with their professional network, access shared knowledge and insights, and find business opportunities. Its platform also provides members with applications and tools to search, connect, and communicate with business contacts, learn about career opportunities, join industry groups, research organizations, and share information. Networking and social contact is rising in importance for consumers and companies all around the world. LinkedIn forecast sales that trailed analyst estimates, pushing the stock down as much … Continue reading

[ March 6, 2015 | Author: Admin | Views: 71536 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Whether it’s power plants, bridges or roads, the developed world’s aging infrastructure is in dire need of replacement. Meanwhile, the infrastructure build-out taking place in the emerging markets has been unable to keep pace with surging economic growth and rapid urbanization. But all that’s about to change. The world’s political leaders and financiers are starting to explore new ways to finance capital-intensive projects through public-private partnerships between government, private industry, institutional and private investors. And the world’s top energy companies have also begun indentifying tomorrow’s growth markets. These new public-private partnership structures are certain to offer various ways for both public and private investors to participate, and to benefit from each other’s involvement. Private investors will earn sizable returns by helping to finance these projects directly, while public investors will b enefit from the greater earnings that flow through to their investments in various energy firms and developers. Top 10 … Continue reading