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Saturday, February 4, 2017


Super Bowl Sunday in February is probably the biggest sports event in United States. While people are expected to gather around sports bar drinking beers or stay at home eating pizza and BBQ, some companies are also expected to get revenue boost during this time.

First of all, when you and your buddies are drinking Bud Light, the official NFL beer sponsor, you are helping its parent company Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD). For those who don't want to get drunk, their options include NFL soft drink sponsor PepsiCo (PEP) or more popular Coca-Cola (KO). PepsiCo (PEP) alsos owns other official NFL food and beverage sponsors including Gatorade, Frito-Lay, and Quaker Oats.
While drinking Bud Light or Pepsi, a slice of Pepperoni or Cheese pizza should definitely increase your appetite. And if you are NFL fans, very likly you'll order the Pizaa take-out from Papa John's (PZZA), the offical NFL pizza sponsor. If you are not a pizza fan, you may very likly get chicken nuggets and hamburgers from McDonald's(MCD), the offical NFL restaurant.
Beside food, you also need to tune-in to official NFL TV Network to watch the final showdown on Super Bowl Sunday. This year's official NFL Super Bowl broadcaster goes to Fox Broadcasting Company(FOX/FOXA).

List of Super Bowl Stocks

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

What Stocks to Buy with Trump's Keystone and Dakota Pipelines Approval

On Tuesday, January 24, 2017, President Donald Trump signed the executive memorandum to revive Keystone Pipeline and Dakota Pipeline that have been blocked in the previous Obama administration. This yet another swift executive order from President Trump creates hope for investors who hold stocks of the companies impacted by both major pipelines.

The Street on the same day reported list of companies benefiting from this initiative. First of all with Keystone Pipeline approval, TransCanada(TRP) can now move oil made of tar sand from Canada to US Gulf Coast. Then on the Dakota Pipeline side, drillers including SM Energy (SM), Newfield Exploration (NFX), Whiting Petroleum(WLL), Hess (HES) and Continental Resources(CLR) would receive immediate benefit while pipeline operator Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) and Sunoco Logistics Partners (SXL) would also clear the hurdle set by the previous presidency.

List of Stocks Related to Keystone Pipeline and Dakota Pipeline

Thursday, August 2, 2012

8x8, Inc. (EGHT) Quitely Rising

8x8, Inc. (EGHT) has been trading in the $4 range since February of this year.  Share price has moved so little that most people probably have forgotten about it.  However recently the stock has quietly rose up and is now trading at $5.48 per share.  The technical chart shows the stock is on a breakout with both 50 day MA and 200 day MA rising.  We may see some pull back to the moving average but this could mean great buying opportunity.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Time to Buy Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (KTOS)

After losing more than two third of its value for the year, shares of defense contractor  Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (KTOS) may about to begin a bullish cycle.  The company yesterday received three year contract worth $13 million and a week before received contract for US missile program worth $11 million.  

The stock is off the 52 week low of $4.61 per share and is on an uptrend trading at $6.1 per share.  The stock is trading right at 50 day moving average for a week and should the stock break the 50 day moving average it could see $8 in the coming quarter.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Recovery of Solar: JKS, TSL, YGE

The whole Chinese Solar sector has been abandoned by investors for a long long time as reduction of government subsidy provides no future for the solar companies.  With investors expecting consolidation of the whole sector and some companies even going bankruptcy, it is not surprising to see these Chinese Solar stocks that used to be traded in double digits are now all at or near penny stock status.  

However for the last two trading sessions bargain hunters seemed to see opportunity and began to push solar stocks up with double digits gains.  Let's take a look at these Chinese Solar stocks and see if they are worth buying:

  • JinkoSolar Holding (JKS): the company actually is still seeing continuous revenue growth quarter by quarter and is still making money.  With P/E standing at 0.83, this should be a steal at $6.36 per share as the stock used to be over $40 a year ago.
  • Trina Solar Limited (TSL): although net income has dropped quite a bit the company managed to earned $11 million in the last quarter.  With P/E at 1.99 and current price of $7.53, this is a good time to get in for potential 100% gain as the stock used to be over $30 just 6 month ago.  
  • Yingli Green Energy Hold. (YGE): the company generates the most revenue among the Chinese Solar companies and is still making $375 million in the latest quarter.  With P/E at 2.2 and stock price at $3.73, this stock could easily double within a year.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Hedging Against Plunging Commodity

The market has been in turmoil as US and European countries are facing rising debt.  Last week major indices tanked as Fed Chief Bernanke's new move failed to comfort the anxious investors.  While investors are fleeing most equities, some investors are actually making money in the down market by spreading their nested eggs into a special family of ETFs - the Ultra Short ETFs.  These special ETFs bet against the market by shorting so the worse the market the better these ETFs perform.  For instance last week ProShares UltraShort Silver (ZSL), which bet against the price of silver, surged 28.76% on Friday and almost 54% in two days as price of silver plunged.  By allocating part of the portfolio with such ETF could not only reduce the loss but could also beat the broad market.  So next time when the mood of the market is going negative again, start looking at these ETFs for hedging.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Warren Buffett To Invest Bank Of America Corp (BAC)

The Oracle of Omaha makes his move again!

Earlier today Bank of America Corporation(BAC) announced today that it reached an $5 billion agreement to sell 50,000 shares of Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock with a liquidation value of $100,000 per share to Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. in a private offering.  In addition, Berkshire Hathaway will also receive warrants to purchase 700,000,000 shares of Bank of America common stock at an exercise price of $7.14 per share.  This move by Warren Buffett, the so called Oracle of Omaha, establishes a strong floor for the collapsing price of BAC stock and may give the investment master a potential 100% return in years to come.

Last time Warren Buffett made such a move was during the peak of the financial tsunami when he invested $5 billion at Goldman Sachs.  Within a year the stock went up more than 50%.  This time with economy is on the edge of a double dip recession and banking stocks are on the verge of collapsing, it makes total sense for value investment guru like Warren Buffet to grab quality big bank like Bank of American as its shares are trading near two years low of $7.7 per share.  

This may be a perfect time to follow the master and buy some shares of BAC.  If the price keep falling?  Don't worry someone already promised to buy 700 million shares at $7.14 per share.