A friend recently asked if I would invest $10,000 for him. I shrugged it off but he proceeded to tell me that he needed to make a quick buck to pay for some medical expenses he was about to incur…
Many people view the stock market as a “get rich quick scheme” — you just need to know how to play the game.
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This wasn’t the first time I’ve been asked by someone to invest their money to make some fast cash. I know it won’t be the last, either.
In these sorts of situations, I try to tamper their expectations by letting them know that it’s really not that simple (or easy). I tell them that even if I were to generate a “quick” 10% annual return on their investment, it doesn’t really add up to much in the short term. After all, a 10% return on $10,000 is only $1,000… and that’s over the course of 12 months. It’s most definitely not going to be enough to cover any major medical bills.
Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Snap Inc. (SNAP)
- [By Motley Fool Staff]
The Motley Fool Moneyteam shares their take onSnap (NYSE:SNAP)following the massive gains the stock has enjoyed since pricing its IPO at $17 per share. As the biggest tech company debut since Alibabawent public in 2014, investors want to know: Does Snap deserve its valuation, and if so, how can an investor tell?
- [By Virendra Singh Chauhan]
Shares of Venice, California-based Snap Inc (NYSE:SNAP), parent of Snapchat, crashed by 12.3% in the last trading session. In stark contrast to the pre-IPO hype, which saw the company price its IPO above the IPO range. SNAP stock closed the last trading session at $23.77 per share, falling below its IPO Open price of $24. After hitting a high of $29.44 on March 3, the stock was hit by negative commentary from multiple Wall Street firms, sending the SNAP shares near to its post-IPO low of $23.5 per share. As we had highlighted in a previous post, we thought SNAP was an IPO you should let go. It’s not late to exit the stock, as the risks look extremely high to hold on to those SNAP shares. This was also reflected in our belief that the SNAP stock was overvalued from day 1. So how should investors play SNAP stock from here? Can Snapchat rise enough to justify the massively premium valuations?
- [By Vikram Nagarkar]
Shares ofSnap Inc (NYSE:SNAP),the California-based maker of the messaging service Snapchat, exploded on debut, gaining by over 40% over its IPO price on day one. The stock continued to pile on gains over the following day as well. However, Snap shares have lost momentum since then, falling by over 25% from their peak. While investors who bought shares through the IPO are still sitting on decent notional gains, this scenario could well be short lived. We’ve been suggesting all along that investors would do well to exit Snap stock post the IPO. It’s always been a very risky bet. But now, with the CII pushing to ensure that Snap isn’t included in stock market indices, Snap’s shares could become even more risky.
Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Fidelity Southern Corporation(LION)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Here is the list of stocks going ex-dividend on Monday.
AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE: ATR) – $0.3200 dividend, 1.6780 percent yield. AptarGroup reported weaker-than-expected Q3 results on Thursday.
Fidelity Southern Corporation (NASDAQ: LION) – $0.1200 dividend, 2.6359 percent yield. The company, based in Atlanta, Georgia, provides financial products and services for customers.
Apple Hospitality REIT Inc (NYSE: APLE) – $0.1000 dividend, 6.5826 percent yield. Apple Hospitality REIT, based in Richmond, Virginia, operates as a subsidiary of Apple REIT Companies.
Targa Resources Corp (NYSE: TRGP) – $0.9100 dividend, 7.7299 percent yield. The Houston, Texas-based company provides midstream natura
Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Vanguard Natural Resources LLC(VNR)
- [By Cameron Swinehart]
Going forward I will be looking to add investments on my watchlist and trim other positions. It will be interesting to see how an overweight commodity portfolio will perform relative to the rest of the market.
Cost Basis# SharesCurrent Price% of PortfolioCurrent ValueReturnMetal/Miners Sprott Physical Gold Trust (PHYS)$12.4985$11.043.75%$938.40-13.13%Sprott Physical Silver Trust (PSLV)$7.95125$8.744.37%$1,092.509.04%FreePort-McMoran (FCX)$31.6731$33.874.20%$1,049.976.50%Ishares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF (RING)$13.0695$10.644.04%$1,010.80-22.74%Energy Statoil ASA(STO)$21.7940$22.683.63%$907.203.92%Vanguard Natural Resources LLC (VNR)$27.5636$27.874.01%$1,003.321.11%ConocoPhillips (COP)$63.6822.43$71.006.37%$1,592.5310.31%Agriculture CVR Partner LP (UAN)$26.3630.9$18.932.34%$584.94-39.25%Adecoagro$6.78125$7.443.72%$930.008.87%Archer-Daniels Midland (ADM)$34.8030$37.244.47%$1,117.206.55%Mixed Commodity Powershares DB Commodity Index (DBC)$26.3540$25.954.15%$1,038.00-1.54%Sprott Resource Corp$3.34400$2.714.34%$1,084.00-23.25% Total % of portfolio49.40% Cost Basis12,666.00 Current Value12,348.86 Return-2.50% Source: Investing For The Future Surge In Commodity Prices
Disclosure: I am long ADM, FCX, UAN, AGRO, RING, VNR, SCPZF.PK, COP, DBC, PHYS, PSLV. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article. (More…)
Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Natus Medical Incorporated(BABY)
- [By Jim Robertson]
On Monday, our Elite Opportunity Pronewsletter suggested going long on small cap healthcare products and services stock Natus Medical (NASDAQ: BABY):
Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Ryder System Inc.(R)
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Ryder System (R) tumbled to the bottom of the S&P 500 today after it missed earnings forecasts and cut its full-year guidance.
Ryder Systemdropped 14% to $68.28 today, while the S&P 500 0.6% to 2,388.61
Ryder Systems reported a profit of 82 cents a share, missing forecasts for 84 cents, on sales of $1.75 billion, ahead of forecasts for $1.7 billion. Ryder cut its 2017 guidance to a range of $4.25 to $4.55, below the Street consensus for $5.17.
Ryder System’s market capitalization fell to $3.7 billion today from $4.2 billion yesterday.
Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2018: Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc.(SBH)
- [By Paul Ausick]
Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SBH) posted a new 52-week low of $20.22 on Friday, down 0.3% compared with Thursday’s closing price of $20.28. The stock’s 52-week high is $32.93. Volume was more than triple the daily average of around 2 million shares. The company had no specific news Friday.