What’s Next?

The market internals were already deteriorating and now an external terror attack will make matters worse.

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Retail on Sale

Retailers have been crushed by a shift in spending patterns and preferences, the failure of lower gas prices to translate into increased spending and above average temperatures.

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Make This Trade

I’ve recently been looking takeovers, both some of the candidates and one particular option strategy for speculating takeovers. Today I want to look at a specific company that I think offers good value and also ranks high as a potential takeover candidate.

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The Options Way to Play Takeovers

Legendary investor Mario Gabelli often describes Merger & Acquisition activity as a form of corporate “lovemaking” in which the union of two produces the value of three or more whether it be through cost cutting, synergies or simply gain of market share.

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Why I’m Going Long One of the Most Controversial Stocks on the Market

Bill Ackman spent four hours last week defending his position in Valeant Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: VRX) after accusations of fraud more than halved the stock’s price in less than three months.

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Checking Into the Hotel Sector

Travel and leisure is booming and these two stocks have room to run higher as we head into a seasonally strong period.

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More Pain Ahead for This American Icon

As an avid motorcycle rider and Harley enthusiast, it almost feels like sacrilege to bet against Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG). But with a seasonal sales lull on the way, increasing competition and too-rich valuations, I’m expecting continued weakness from the iconic motorcycle manufacturer.

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Mergers to Pick Up as Growth Slows

To takeover candidates range from beaten down sectors in need of defensive consolidation to healthy companies looking to maintain growth through acquisitions.

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The Company That Drives Self-Driving Cars

It’s often said when presented with a gold rush the best investment is the picks, axes and pans that stand to be sold, rather than being the one standing in long line along the cold stream.

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The Utility Stock Secretly Yielding 52% a Year

Shares of utility companies have been hit hard this year thanks to worries of an interest rate hike and the drop in energy prices, a key component in what utilities can charge.

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Why I May Never Buy Another Stock Again

With proper planning and perseverance, Profitable Trading’s Jared Levy was making $600,000 a year trading by the time he was 18.

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Bad Earnings Could Burst This Burrito

Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) is set to report earnings on October 20th and a disappointing report could leave investors with indigestion.

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