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It's been one of the strongest moves of 2017…   Yet practically no one in the U.S. was in the trade. Few had the guts to get into the trade at the beginning of the year.   If that was you, I have good news. We're seeing a rare setup… one that means a certain sector on the other side of the world could absolutely soar.   History says gains of 45% are possible over the next year. And today, I'll share the simple way to make the trade.   Here are the details…   Chinese property stocks were one of the hottest sectors in the entire world this year… until late September.   They had soared nearly 60%. Then the bottom fell out…   The sector fell 5% in a day. It was down as much as 8% within a week. But that big fall set up a rare opportunity…   One-day falls of 5%-plus have happened less than 1% of the time going back to 2001. And the recent occurrence was the first in two years.

retirement investment: SoftBank Group Corp. (SFTBY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Softbank Group Corp. (SFTBY) shares gained in afternoon trading in Tokyo Monday, after it unveiled better-than-expected earnings for the three months ended in June.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    While I sold the stock above $5 a short while ago, I didn’t expect the stock to take such a plunge right after the merger was announced. This means that the market is giving another chance to buy the stock at a very deep discount compared to where SoftBank (OTCPK:SFTBY) and OneWeb will be buying.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ:SNCR) is a global leader in enterprise mobility cloud solutions, and software-based activation platforms for some of the largest global telecommunication providers, cable/broadband operators, and OEM’s (with a growing presence across a variety of different sectors such as Retail, Finance, and Healthcare). With over 3.5 Billion global subscribers (300 out of the Fortune 500), SNCR is providing customers cloud-based solutions that enable people to securely connect, synchronize, manage, and back up data across applications through connected devices such as mobile phones, tablets, and PCs. In-turn they enable the ability for employees to bring their own device “BYOD”, to work using their cloud based platform and embedded security features such as multi-factor authentication to target Enterprise based solutions (the focal point of their future). Their secure mobility and cloud-based enterprise solutions have significantly grown, and continue to evolve into a world class platform enabling enterprises to save money on hardware costs, improve operational efficiency, while driving significant productivity in a secure manner. With stable heavy weight telecommunication customers such as Verizon (NYSE:VZ), AT&T (NYSE:T), T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS), America Movil (NYSE:AMX), Orange (NYSE:ORAN), Telefonica S.A. (NYSE:TEF), Vodafone (NASDAQ:VOD), and Softbank (OTCPK:SFTBY), just to name a very few, SNCR is looking to diversify (70% of revenue still comes from VZ and T) across providers through cloud-based offerings, while leveraging their learning curve. With a valuable niche expanding horizontally and vertically in a high growth developing global market, producing healthy gross margins (60+%), an impressive list of market opportunities, and very reasonable valuation metrics relative to peers and estimated growth, SNRC is a great play every growth seeking, value oriented investor should consider.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    In Quarter 3, despite some decline in the legacy hosting business, Oracle posted impressive growth across business analytics, data integration, and storage infrastructure, ending Quarter 3 with total revenue growth of 6% and EPS growth of 14%. Platform and infrastructure revenues were up 20% in Quarter 3. Co-CEO Mark Hurd expressed confidence in the future growth of both Oracle’s cloud and traditional businesses moving forward in 2018, and shared some key partners that Oracle secured in the tail end of 2017. In Oracle’s traditional business operations including platform and infrastructure, Oracle secured business from Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ:AKAM), CVS (NYSE:CVS), Softbank (OTCPK:SFTBY), the U.S. Census Bureau, and several others.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Uber (Private:UBER): Actual sales $6B (loss of $2 B) and $10B upcoming deal with SoftBank (OTCPK:SFTBY) for 14% of the company. Hence, the total valuation of the company is about $70B.

retirement investment: Century Casinos, Inc.(CNTY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Century Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ: CNTY) shares dropped 15 percent to $7.77. Century Casinos priced its 4.25 million share offering at $7.50 per share.

retirement investment: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.(FCAU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Trey Thoelcke]

    At the Geneva Motor Show this week, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) CEO Sergio Marchionne reportedly said that he remains open to a potential merger. “I may shamelessly try knocking on the GM door again, or any door, if I thought it was a good thing to do for the business, without even blinking, I could,” he said. “[I]t will happen, whether it happens on my watch or it happens after my watch, sensible people will come to the conclusion that there is a better way to run this business.” Marchionne aims to step down as CEO in 2019.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Wall Street has not been kind to the auto industry in general during 2016. While the S&P 500 is up 10%, General Motors Co.(NYSE: GM) stock is higher by 3% and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Inc. (NYSE: FCAU) and Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE: TM) are off by 3% each.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Across the industry, days to turn averaged 72. The number was never below 60 in any month of 2016. It has gotten larger since the year has passed, up from 62 in January. Bycontrast with Subaru, the number for Fiat Chrysler Automobile N.V.’s (NYSE: FCAU) Ram pickup division was 128 in October. Dodge and Fiat were both over 100.

  • [By John Rosevear]

    The fifth-generation version of Honda’s well-regarded kid-hauler doesn’t look a whole lot different from the outgoing model, but it packs a slew of upgradesand some useful technology that Honda hopes will make it more competitive with fierce rivals from Toyota (NYSE:TM) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU).

retirement investment: LATAM Airlines Group S.A.(LFL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    LATAM Airlines Group SA (ADR) (NYSE: LFL) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $2.40 billion.

    Weibo Corp (ADR) (NASDAQ: WB) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $113.66 million.

top mutual funds

The economy is still improving in 2017 and the bull market is now closer to 9 years old than 8 years long. One major company which has not recovered its lost ground from pre-recession to post-recession is General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). The ongoing woes of GE are more than well known, but now GE can add another credit rating downgrade from one of the major credit ratings agencies to its list of trouble.

Fitch Ratings has downgraded the long-term and short-term issuer default ratings (IDRs) for the parent General Electric Company and for GE Capital Global Holdings, LLC. Those ratings were cut down to ‘A+’ and ‘F1’ from ‘AA-‘ and ‘F1+’, respectively.

Unfortunately, Fitch also said that GE’s Rating Outlook is Negative. That means that more downgrade risks remain unless GE makes some serious improvements.

Fitch’s downgrade is said to consider the deterioration in its operating and financial performance. That included a slower return to higher margins and stronger free cash flow than previously anticipated. Fitch also warns that the conglomerate’s industrial operations are becoming less diversified. its report said:

top mutual funds: Transocean Inc.(RIG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Go back a year, and offshore drillers like Noble (NE), Rowan (RDC), Transocean (RIG) and Atwood Oceanics (ATW) had been all but written off–until they weren’t anymore. Since then, investors have been rewarded for picking winners in the group from the losers, as Atwood Oceanics has more than doubled, Transocean has gained 34%, and Rowan has risen 42%, while Noble and Diamond Offshore Drilling (DO) have dropped 13%.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) which traded down over 7% at $9.68. The stocks 52-week range is $8.68 to $16.66. Volume was about 19 million versus the daily average of 12.1 million shares.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) was last seen trading up 17.1% at $12.91. Its volume of more than 42 million shares equated to right at 3 times normal volume. Transocean has a consensus analyst price target of $9.72 and a 52-week trading range of $7.67 to $14.50. The company has a total market cap of $4.7 billion.

top mutual funds: AVG Technologies N.V.(AVG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Igor Novgorodtsev]

    InterActiveCorp (IACI) bought Ask.com for $1.85 billion in 2005. The new Perion will be worth only about 40% of that. After the merger, Perion will leapfrog its much larger rivals: Babylon and AVG (AVG). Finally, Perion should be able to increase its operating margins as it can spread its SG&A costs over a much larger base (Conduit EBITDA margin is 32% vs. Perion’s 23%). Perion will keep its senior management team intact: Josef Mandelbaum will remain its CEO and Yacov Kaufman its CFO. Perion has successfully orchestrated a roll-up acquisitions of privately-held Sweetpacks and Smilebox, so I have high confidence that they know how to integrate a new business.

top mutual funds: Dean Foods Company(DF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q4 2016 earnings report for small cap Dean Foods Co (NYSE: DF) is scheduledfor before the market opens onThursday (February 16th) with the strongest volume performance seen in yearsbeing reported the last time around.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Dean Foods (DF) has gained 2.3% to $19.19 after getting upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan.

    SeaWorld Entertainment (SEAS) has dropped 2.2% to $18.47 after getting cut to Sell from Neutral at Citigroup.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Dean Foods Co. (NYSE: DF) was raised to Overweight from Neutral with a $22 price target (versus an $18.75 close) at JPMorgan. Dean Foods has a 52-week range of $15.69 to $22.31 and a consensus analyst price target of $20.17.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of WhiteWave Foods peakingtwo summers in a rowwhile mid capThe Hain Celestial Group, Inc (NASDAQ: HAIN) also peaked two summers in a rowandsmall cap Dean Foods Co (NYSE: DF) has been moving a bit higher for the past couple of years:

top mutual funds: Preferred Bank(PFBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]

    Preferred Bank (PFBC) has surged 54% in the past year but still trades at a modest discount to the median S&P 1500 regional bank, based on both trailing earnings and estimated 2017 profits.

top mutual funds: QC Holdings Inc.(QCCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    QC Holdings (NASDAQ: QCCO) shares tumbled 2.58% to reach a new 52-week low of $2.27. QC Holdings’ trailing-twelve-month profit margin is 0.60%.

    NewLead Holdings (NASDAQ: NEWL) shares dipped 6.56% to touch a new 52-week low of $0.08 after the company completed the acquisition of titles in the Viking Mine located in Kentucky, USA.

top mutual funds: LATAM Airlines Group S.A.(LFL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    LATAM Airlines Group SA (ADR) (NYSE: LFL) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $2.40 billion.

    Weibo Corp (ADR) (NASDAQ: WB) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $113.66 million.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now

If you’re itching to start investing in the stock market, who could blame you? It’s where Warren Buffett and countless others have made much of their money, and it’s just about the best way to build wealth over the long term. But hold your horses: First use these six questions as a checklist to make sure you can afford to invest.

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1. Do you have $25 or more?

Let’s start with an easy question. Do you have some extra dollars? You might think you need a lot, as a single share of Warren Buffett’s company Berkshire Hathaway recently cost $162 — or $243,000! — depending on the class of shares. Amazon.com shares, meanwhile, were recently near $800 a pop, while Priceline Group shares topped $1,500 each. Gobs of companies trade at much lower stock prices, though — often below $100.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Arch Coal, Inc. (ARCH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The VanEck Vectors Coal ETF has gained 1.1% to $12.28 at 2:01 p.m. today, while Arch Coal (ARCH), which resumed listed trading yesterday after emerging from bankruptcy, has fallen 3% to $62.98.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION(SAIC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Science Applications International Corp (NYSE: SAIC) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $1.15 billion.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Wall Street expects Science Applications International Corp (NYSE: SAIC) to report its quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $1.15 billion. SAIC shares gained 0.96 percent to $57.87 in after-hours trading.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: LKQ Corporation(LKQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Wednesday's regular session.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: LATAM Airlines Group S.A.(LFL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    LATAM Airlines Group SA (ADR) (NYSE: LFL) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $2.40 billion.

    Weibo Corp (ADR) (NASDAQ: WB) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $113.66 million.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: 3D Systems Corporation(DDD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap 3D printing stock3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD) reported Q2 2017 earnings after the market closed on Wednesday with results missing expectations. Revenue grew 1% to $159.5 million as demand from healthcare and industrial customers as well as strength in EMEA was offset by softer sales in APAC and lower revenue from professional printers. The net loss was $8.4 million versus anet loss of $4.6 million. The CEO commented:

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    While Stratasys’ stock is still down significantly from its all-time high, it’s showing signs of life this year. It’s gained 17% in 2017, through March 3, outpacing rival 3D Systems’ (NYSE:DDD)9.3% gain and the S&P 500’s total return of 6.9%. Shares of 3D Systems had been riding higher in 2017, through plummeted 10% after the company announced earnings on Feb. 28. Quarterly revenue and 2017 revenue guidance came in lighter than Wall Street analysts were expecting.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q4 2016 earnings report for small cap 3D printing stock3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD) is scheduled for before the market opens onTuesday (February 28th). It goes without saying that 3D printing / 3D printer stocks did not live up to the lofty expectations of investors. In the case of 3D Systems Corporation,anew CEO came onboard last April with him conducting a comprehensive review of the Companys operations while Q3 earnings werebetter-than-expected.

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    On the other hand, he expounded, 3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD) and Stratasys go through resellers, not relying much on retailers, “because they are more industrial machines.” So, there are no strong competitors in the retail segment in Latin America, he assured.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: BlackBerry Limited(BBRY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ravi Bala]

    When I see BlackBerry (NSDQ:BBRY)being touted as a buy, I wonder what hopeful scenario people are fantasizing about?

    The long-term chart shows a collapse in the trend. I know what you are thinking. If I buy the shares at a discount, then I will make a killing when the stock goes higher. That is a feel good psychological emotion. What if that does not happen? Yes, this chart is after the fact, but as I always say you need to be prepared for two scenarios: going in your favor and going against you.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    BlackBerry Ltd. (NASDAQ: BBRY) is set to report its fiscal second-quarter results first thing Thursday. The analysts consensus estimates are breakeven earnings and revenue of $221.18 million. Shares were changing hands at $9.13 on Fridays close. The consensus price target is $9.71, and the 52-week range is $6.65 to $11.74.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q3 2017 earnings report for mid cap mobile device and smartphone stock BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ: BBRY) is scheduled for before the market opens onTuesday (December 20th). We did have BlackBerry Ltd in our SmallCap Network Elite Opportunity (SCN EO) portfolio in the past – both as a potential turnaround trade or as a purely speculative trade as investors need to keep in mind what aFebruary 2014 SCN EO newsletternoted:

  • [By Kumar Abhishek]

    The Canadian software company BlackBerry Ltd(NASDAQ:BBRY) recently came out with its FY 2017 and Q4 2017 earnings report. In FY 2017, BlackBerry’s revenues declined by 40% while losses jumped by 570% YoY. However, BBRY stock rallied by more than 10% on the earnings release because the numbers were better than expected. But more than the beat it was the expectation of a turnaround which was the main driver behind the stock rally.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018

In his annual shareholder letter, JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon pointed to data showing a radically shrinking U.S. stock market, echoing an increasingly common refrain on Wall Street and in corporate America. Dimon is working alongside business luminaries such as Warren Buffett, BlackRock’s Larry Fink and GM CEO Mary Barra to promote long-term stock market investment and regulations that will make it easier and more rewarding for companies to sell their shares on public markets.

On Wednesday morning, the U.S. markets lost another stock when European consumer products conglomerate JAB Holding agreed to buy Panera Bread for $7.5 billion, ending the popular soup, sandwich and salad chain’s stellar over-quarter century run on public markets. There are many causes of the shrinking stock market, for instance the administrative costs of being publicly traded and strict regulations surrounding investor communications, but JAB’s emergence and its deal for Panera Bread points to the biggest culprit.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: Atlantic Power Corporation(AT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, utilities shares rose by just 0.1 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Atlantic Power Corp (NYSE: AT), down 2 percent, and Pampa Energia S.A. (ADR) (NYSE: PAM), down 4 percent.

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    Toward the end of trading Thursday, the Dow traded down 0.24 percent to 16,960.40 while the NASDAQ declined 0.38 percent to 4,656.49. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.17 percent to 1,985.91.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, utilities shares rose by just 0.1 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Atlantic Power Corp (NYSE: AT), down 2 percent, and SCANA Corporation (NYSE: SCG) down 1 percent.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: FMC Technologies, Inc.(FTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Following a series of M&A announcements in the oilfield-services sector since the onset of the oil market downturn, French oil-field service company Technip and U.S. oilfield equipment company FMC Technologies (NYSE:FTI) hooked up in an all-stock deal valuing the combined company at $13 billion. Shareholders of each company will own 50% of the combined entity, to be named TechnipFMC, which implies a roughly $6.5 billion acquisition valuation for each entity. The transaction, which should close early next year, will “combine Technip’s innovative systems and solutions, state-of-the-art assets, engineering strengths, and project management capabilities with FMC Technologies’ leading technology, manufacturing, and service capabilities.” Further, it should save $400 million in annual costs by 2019. Moreover, it will enable the combined company to compete better against larger oil-field service rivals Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHI), Halliburton (NYSE:HAL), and Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB), which have all gained strength during the downturn either through M&A activities or cost savings initiatives.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: Glu Mobile Inc.(GLUU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Mobile gaming specialist Glu Mobile’s (NASDAQ:GLUU) net loss almost tripled in the first quarter despite a slight jump in revenue from the prior-year period. Its adjusted net loss of $0.15 per share was more than twice than Wall Street’s expectations of a $0.07-per-share loss.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    The gaming space has a reputation for beingdominated by male gamers and full of big-budget combat and action orientated games geared for men. However, thats not necessarily the case. Last December, Glu Mobile Inc (NASDAQ: GLUU)bought CrowdStarfor $45 million acquiring a game publisher that has had rare success with female gamers throughitsCovet Fashionwhile its last independently produced title, Design Home, has also proved to be another hit with women (about 90% ofDesign Homesplayers are female who are a little older than the Covet Fashion audience).

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows that Zynga Inc peaked after the IPO, but has at least been less volatile since then compared to the performance of remaining small cap mobile gaming stockGlu Mobile Inc (NASDAQ: GLUU) and large capActivision Blizzard:

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2018: LATAM Airlines Group S.A.(LFL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    LATAM Airlines Group SA (ADR) (NYSE: LFL) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $2.40 billion.

    Weibo Corp (ADR) (NASDAQ: WB) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $113.66 million.