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Understanding Delta is the Key to Option Profitability
Kevin Matras talks about delta and how it can help you decide
Views: 63366 ZacksInvestmentNews
Bull Call Spreads for Big Gains on Small Moves
Kevin Matras goes over the benefits of a bull call spread and how it can help you earn big profits on relatively small moves. Listen to Kevin Matras explain options trading further in our podcast! https://soundcloud.com/zacks-investment-research/zacks-market-edge-podcast-31
Views: 50268 ZacksInvestmentNews
Bear Call Spread (Credit Spread)
Kevin Matras goes over a neutral to bearish call strategy that you put on as a credit in your account.
Views: 27245 ZacksInvestmentNews
Buying Puts to Protect Profits and Hedge Risk
Kevin Matras talks about buying puts to protect profits and hedge against risk, and compares it to using stop loss orders.
Views: 18056 ZacksInvestmentNews
Put Option Writing | Stock Option Strategies
http://www.Zacks.com - Put Option Writing: Learn how to get paid whether the stock goes up or down and potentially get your stock at a cheaper price.
Views: 32809 ZacksInvestmentNews
Using Moving Averages to Find Winning Stocks
Kevin Matras goes over the importance of moving averages and how to use them in your own trading. Stocks highlighted include EQIX, EVVV, MRTN, PCLN and URS.
Views: 12299 ZacksInvestmentNews
How to Invest in Stocks for Beginners
I’m BAAAAACK. Dave Bartosiak with Trending Stocks. People tell me all the time, “Dude, you’re in stocks. You must be rich.” Well, I do alright but I’m not rich. But I do know that over time, at this pace I will have a fat nest egg for my future ex-wife to take half of. You don’t have to be a billionaire, a baller or bald like me to invest. You just have to start. Like growing a beard. #BeardGameStrong. Start small. Investing doesn’t have to happen a million dollars at a time or even a thousand dollars at a time. You can start by putting aside a hundred, or fifty, or half your bar tab. How about part of that tax return? Don’t do something stupid and put that money down on a Bentley. Invest in what you know. If you eat a hamburger and drink a coke every day for lunch maybe you should buy stock in McDonald’s (MCD) or Coke (KO). Wear crocs with dress socks to weddings, you can buy Crocs. If you shop at Sears (SHLD) then, wait a minute, nobody shops at Sears but you get my point. You’ve got great investments all around you and you don’t even know it. You’ll be more interested in what you’re invested in and you’ll have more faith in the stock you bought. Guys like Jim Cramer say you should invest your first $10,000 in index funds. Jack Bogle wants you to invest all your money in index funds. That’s all fine and dandy but where’s the fun in that? It doesn’t have to be that boring. If you feel confident in a company’s long-term prospects, it’s fine to invest in them. Since you’re only investing a little bit of money, you don’t have much to lose. You’re broke, remember? You can start by opening up an account with Sharebuilder, or Etrade (ETFC), or Zacks Trade, or whoever you want. The important thing is just to start. You’ll be shocked how quickly it adds up. Compound interest baby. $100 a month at age 25, compounded at 6% a year for 20 years comes to $46,000. I know you go hard but I think most of us will make it to 45. At 55 it's $100k, at 65, over $200k. Don’t be embarrassed if you haven’t started yet and you’re old. Anthony Bourdain recently revealed he didn’t have a savings account until he was 44. He spent a ton of money on luxury vacations and weed. The rest he wasted. Now look at him. He’s rich. The real secret to riches in this game is to keep at it. Continue to save, invest and watch your money grow. Don’t be discouraged if your stock picks are horrible and you lose money. Our competitors will give you job. You need to get invested so you can learn how to manage your emotions when it comes to money. Remember, it’s just money. You’ve been wasting it your whole life on thirty racks of Miller High Life and books on the Venetian arts. At least by investing you’re giving yourself a chance at future. Chime in the comments section below and let me know how you got started investing. Subscribe to the YouTube channel, Twitter @bartosiastics and come back here for all the Trending Stocks with Zacks.com, I’m Dave Bartosiak.
Views: 9983 ZacksInvestmentNews
3 Foolproof Solutions for Options Mistakes
Kevin Matras goes over three common mistakes of options traders and their foolproof solutions.
Views: 10312 ZacksInvestmentNews
Iron Butterfly
No, not the band 'Iron Butterfly'. But the options strategy. Quite possibly one of the best strategies for a sideways market.
Views: 15768 ZacksInvestmentNews
Limiting Your Risk When Buying Options
Kevin Matras shows how to minimize your risk when buying options.
Views: 20429 ZacksInvestmentNews
Strangle the Market
Learn how to play both sides of the market and potentially make money no matter which way the market goes.
Views: 5050 ZacksInvestmentNews
How to Make Money when 'Nothing' is Happening
Kevin Matras goes over an options strategy to make money when a stock is going sideways.
Views: 12651 ZacksInvestmentNews
The Short Ratio
Kevin Matras looks at the 'short ratio' as a market sentiment indicator, and shows how to use it for finding winners. Highlighted stocks include ECHO, GLT, LIZ, SBH and SQNM.
Views: 3071 ZacksInvestmentNews
Why the P/S Ratio is My Favorite Valuation Metric
This week, Kevin Matras shows how to use the Price to Sales ratio. Highlighted stocks include GPRE, KIRK, SPR, TOWR and VVTV.
Views: 5565 ZacksInvestmentNews
Option Volatility | Stock Options | Options Trading
http://www.Zacks.com - Kevin Matras talks about volatility and how to use it to your advantage through options.
Views: 11325 ZacksInvestmentNews
PEG Ratio vs. the P/E Ratio
Kevin Matras compares the PEG ratio to the P/E ratio and shows how to use them both for finding classically undervalued stocks with market beating growth rates. Highlighted stocks include CSIQ, MEOH, RCL, SBRA and TRN.
Views: 7232 ZacksInvestmentNews
VIX ETFs: Buyer Beware!
Understanding VIX contango and ETF leverage can save you a small fortune.
Views: 3609 ZacksInvestmentNews
Profiting With Straddles This Earnings Season
A straddle is used when you're not sure which way the market will go, but believe something big will happen in either direction.
Views: 6960 ZacksInvestmentNews
How Much is Enough Time in Options?
Kevin Matras goes over a unique way to illustrate why buying more time on options is usually the better value.
Views: 8722 ZacksInvestmentNews
Covered Call Writing | Stock Options | Stock Market Strategies
http://www.Zacks.com - Kevin Matras explains how to implement a Covered Call option strategy. Stocks highlighted include APEI, GHL, PLCE, MYGN and WAB.
Views: 25816 ZacksInvestmentNews
PEG Ratio | P/E Ratio Divided by Growth Rate
http://www.Zacks.com - Kevin Matras explains the PEG Ratio and how to use it for finding undervalued companies. Stocks highlighted include BUCY, DV, IMA, OSIS and SCHL.
Views: 5446 ZacksInvestmentNews
ETFs vs. ETNs: What Investors Need to Know
Here is what investors need to know about Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs) before investing in them. JPMORGAN ALERIAN MLP INDEX ETN: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/AMJ/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID IPATH SP 500 VIX SHORT-TERM FUTURES ETN: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/VXX/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID IPATH SP GSCI CRUDE OIL TR INDEX: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/OIL/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Follow us on StockTwits: stocktwits.com/ZacksResearch Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/ZacksResearch Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ZacksInvestmentResearch
Views: 2567 ZacksInvestmentNews
How to Profit with an Iron Condor Option Strategy
Kevin Matras goes over a neutral option strategy that you put on as a credit in your account. Find out now how an Iron Condor strategy works.
Views: 38785 ZacksInvestmentNews
Option Profits Are Determined By This
Kevin Matras talks about intrinsic value and time value, and what you need to know before placing your next options trade.
Views: 4844 ZacksInvestmentNews
What Investors Need to Know about Robotics ETFs
Robotics ETFs provide a convenient way to gain diversified exposure to robotics, artificial intelligence and automation companies. Rbo Global Robotics and Automation ETF: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/ROBO/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Global X Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Thematic ETF: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/BOTZ/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Follow us on StockTwits: stocktwits.com/ZacksResearch Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/ZacksResearch Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ZacksInvestmentResearch
Views: 5866 ZacksInvestmentNews
The Long Shot
Kevin Matras talks about using out-of-the-money options for long shot, or "lottery ticket", trades.
Views: 2179 ZacksInvestmentNews
Ratio Back Call Spreads - Options Strategy
http://www.zacks.com - Kevin Matras goes over a seldom talked about options strategy called Ratio Back Call Spreads. Learn how it works and how you might be able to use them.
Views: 12340 ZacksInvestmentNews
How to Pick Stocks Using the Zacks Rank
Pull back the curtain on the Zacks Rank and discover why investors continue to beat the market year after year with this proven stock rating system.
Views: 8791 ZacksInvestmentNews
Profit from the Internet of Things with This ETF
We have seen a number of new thematic ETFs launched this year. Some of them make sense and some don’t. But here’s a new ETF that provides investors a convenient way to profit from a new industry with massive growth potential. Mobileye: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/MBLY?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Cisco Systems: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/CSCO?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Skyworks Solutions: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/SWKS?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Follow us on StockTwits: http://stocktwits.com/ZacksResearch Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZacksResearch Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZacksInvestmentResearch
Views: 8825 ZacksInvestmentNews
What's Your Stock's Price Target?
Kevin Matras shows how to calculate a stock's price target and how to find stocks currently trading below them. Highlighted stocks include CAR, HA, HLX, IACI and ULTI. http://www.zacks.com/
Views: 11898 ZacksInvestmentNews
The Influence of Institutional Investors
Institutional investors can and do move the market. Discover how you can use this information to your advantage through the use of the Zacks Rank.
Views: 1263 ZacksInvestmentNews
Intrinsic Value and Time Value
Kevin Matras talks about intrinsic value and time value, and what you need to know before placing your next options trade.
Views: 3742 ZacksInvestmentNews
Should you invest in Preferred Stock ETFs now?
Preferred Stock ETFs add diversification and stability to your portfolio, in addition to juicy yields (PFF, VRP). ISHARES US PREFERRED STOCK ETF: http://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/PFF/profile?cid=cs-youtube-ft-card POWERSHARES VARIABLE RATE PFD PORTFOLIO: http://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/VRP/profile?cid=cs-youtube-ft-card Follow us on StockTwits: http://stocktwits.com/ZacksResearch Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZacksResearch Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZacksInvestmentResearch
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Four Dumb Facts about the Equifax Hack
Hey everybody, Dave Bartosiak here with Trending Stocks at Zacks.com giving you the four dumbest things about the Equifax hack. In case you haven’t heard, hackers breached the data of credit agency Equifax and made off with a few social security numbers and sensitive information. A few…million. Well, 143 million to be exact. So basically nearly half of the US population. That’s right folks, the place that tricks off on you for missing one credit card payment two years ago when you had the stomach flu and sets you up for a 20% loan on your Miata as punishment for your irresponsible behavior, allowed 143 million customer’s data to be hacked. Dumb. Oh, it gets better. Dumb fact number two, the hack wasn’t a one-time event. Hackers exploited a security flaw which was 9 years old, slowly accessing the data over several months. We have attained footage of the hackers cracking the code. The vulnerability was in a popular open-source software package known as Apache Struts. What’s even crazier is that at least 65% of Fortune 100 companies still use web applications built with the Struts framework. Information comprised includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and driver’s license numbers. About 209,000 consumer’s credit card numbers were stolen as well. Boy am I glad Equifax gets to tell potential lenders about how responsible I am with…life. Dumb fact number three, is that three Equifax execs, including the CFO, sold shares in early August. 6,500 shares by the CFO, 4,000 by the president of their US Information Solutions unit, and 1,719 shares by another president. Doesn’t sound like much money, but when you price them at $146, it’s a pretty good chunk of change. The company knew about the hack on July 29th. But, before you give these guys a black eye, they each have a history of selling shares and in the grand scheme of insider compensation, this is a drop in the bucket. All three of these guys still own over 40,000 shares. Dumb fact four, in an attempt to stop the bleeding, Equifax created a website that would allow consumers to check if they were affected by the breach. In the fine print you have to agree to in order to check if you are affected, they snuck in a line saying you would waive your rights to sue Equifax or be part of any class action lawsuit. I suggest everybody out there take a detailed look at your credit report using anyone but Equifax. When you do, dispute any inaccuracies. The bureau has 30 days to respond to your dispute. If they don’t respond within 30 days, the item is dropped from your report. With the flood of disputes Equifax is likely to get now, you may finally be able to resolve some lingering issues like that collection account from your days as an Enzyte customer. Obviously the market didn’t like the breach, sending Equifax shares tumbling since the move. After trading over $142 last week, shares have tumbled down to $113. We’ve still got it as a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) right now as most analysts haven’t jumped out and dropped earnings estimates yet. Those which have commented on the breach believe the stock is oversold. I’d wait until the Congressional hearings to initiate a position for those looking to buy the dip. Every time you share this video, you help somebody with a 580 credit score buy a house with 3 ½ percent down. Subscribe to the YouTube channel, Twitter @bartosiastics, and come back here for all the Trending Stocks with Zacks.com, I’m Dave Bartosiak.
Views: 12836 ZacksInvestmentNews
[Podcast] How to Trade Options: for Beginners
Kevin Matras shares his expertise on trading options and how beginners can get into the options game. Original Article: http://www.zacks.com/stock/news/216983/how-to-trade-options-for-beginners Johnson & Johnson: http://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/JNJ?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Simon Property: http://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/SPG?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Facebook: http://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/FB?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Follow us on StockTwits: http://stocktwits.com/ZacksResearch Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZacksResearch Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZacksInvestmentResearch
Views: 3980 ZacksInvestmentNews
Screening Tutorial on Zacks.com
Kevin Matras goes thru a step by step tutorial on how to use the stock screener on Zacks.com.
Views: 2637 ZacksInvestmentNews
A Consistent Way to Pick Winning Stocks
Kevin Matras shows you the one indispensable thing for inspired stock picking and how to find your next profitable stock in just minutes. Highlighted stocks include CALM, CVI, EEFT, LBY and THO. Cal-Maine Foods: http://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/CALM?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID CVR Energy: http://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/CVI?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Euronet World Wide: http://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/EEFT?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Libbey: http://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/LBY?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Thor Industries : http://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/THO?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days: http://www.zacks.com/registration/pfp/?ALERT=RPT_7BST_LP203&ADID=ZACKS_VIDEO_BLOG_7BESTPLAIN_182X269AD&icid=180653-img-IMG_ADcid=cs-youtube-ft-vid Follow us on StockTwits: http://stocktwits.com/ZacksResearch Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZacksResearch Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZacksInvestmentResearch
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Zacks Earnings ESP (Expected Surprise Prediction)
Find Stocks Likely to Surprise with 70% Accuracy Earnings ESP has proven to be a very valuable tool for investors seeking stocks that are most likely to beat earnings estimates. As indicated earlier, in our extensive 10- year backtest, we found that over the past decade, stocks with a positive Earnings ESP and with a Zacks Rank of #1, 2 or 3 (‘Strong Buy,’ ‘Buy’ or ‘Hold’), produced a positive surprise 70% of the time. Earnings ESP Home Page https://www.zacks.com/earnings/earnings-surprise-predictions/??ADID=zp_youtube_espeduvideo&ICID=zpi_youtube_espeduvideo
Views: 5126 ZacksInvestmentNews
Calendar Call Spread: A Neutral to Bullish Strategy
Kevin Matras shows how you can profit from this easy to implement strategy, even in sideways markets.
Views: 5522 ZacksInvestmentNews
Market Correction? Profit with These Soaring Inverse ETFs
Stocks are down roughly 10% in just one week’s time and there is still plenty of worry over China right now. Eric Dutram takes a look at several inverse ETFs which have gained more roughly 10% in the past week and could be poised for more gains if the turmoil continues. However, Eric also cautions on how to use these products effectively and how they differ from the often more popular leveraged inverse ETF space. DIREXION DAILY CSI 300 CHINA A SHARE BEA: http://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/CHAD/profile?cid=cs-youtube-ft-card PROSHARES SHORT FTSE CHINA 50: http://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/YXI/profile?cid=cs-youtube-ft-card PROSHARES SHORT OIL & GAS: http://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/DDG/profile?cid=cs-youtube-ft-card IPATH SP 500 VIX SHORT-TERM FUTURES ETN: http://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/VXX/profile?cid=cs-youtube-ft-card Follow us on StockTwits: http://stocktwits.com/ZacksResearch Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZacksResearch Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZacksInvestmentResearch
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Is Yahoo! Verizon the Worst Merger Ever?
Sometimes mergers go great. Peanut butter and jelly. Brooks and Dunn. Italian beef and provolone. Other times it’s a complete train wreck. Looks like Marissa Mayer finally found a big enough sucker, I mean suitor, to buy Yahoo (YHOO). Verizon (VZ) looks to be a buyer for about $5 billion. The deal would include Yahoo’s core internet business and real estate assets. The non-core sale of intellectual property assets will be sold separately. The deal puts together two of the biggest companies of the 20th century, AOL and Yahoo. If this were before Y2K, the AOL chat rooms would be going crazy right now. Then again, you’d be waiting an hour for your dial-up to download this video. It’s so cheap, it can’t be a bad deal for Verizon, right? Ehhh. EBay (EBAY) paid $2.6 billion for Skype in 2005 then sold it four years later for $1.9 billion. Still scratching my head. Online auctions and video chats? There’s a reason why Sotheby’s (BID) never bought AT&T (T). Going once, twice, sold! But maybe the AOL side of this sweetens up the deal. Then again, remember AOL Time Warner? Even the guys running the show over there knew they screwed up. $160 billion to create the world’s largest media company. Jerry Levin, who sold Time Warner to AOL was quoted as saying, “I presided over the worst deal of the century apparently.” Not mad at you Jerry, you still got paid. Here with Yahoo, there are some synergies. There were also synergies when Sprint (S) and Nextel merged agreed to merge as a $36 billion deal in 2005. Shortly thereafter, people realized that walkie talkies are for fifth graders and summer camp slasher movies. Instead of buying Nextels, people made sure their next telephones were smart phones. Sprint shut down Nextel’s network in 2013. Then there’s Daimler Benz and Chrysler. Let’s take the precision and quality of one of the most sought after car companies in the world and mix it with cheaply made, poorly designed, hot garbage. Talk about culture clash. Mercedes got worse and eventually paid $650 million for Cerberus to take Chrysler, which eventually made its way over to Fiat. Much better match. Where this ranks in deal making history remains to be seen. I can tell you that Yahoo is a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell) right now with Value and Growth Style Scores of F. Last quarter the company reported a 5 cent loss, 7 cents worse than the 2 cents of earnings analysts were looking for. So if you waited Verizon, you’d probably get it even cheaper. EBAY: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/EBAY?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Yahoo: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/YHOO?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID AT&T: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/T?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Verizon: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/VZ?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Sotheby's: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/BID?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Follow us on StockTwits: stocktwits.com/ZacksResearch Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/ZacksResearch Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ZacksInvestmentResearch
Views: 3618 ZacksInvestmentNews
5 Limitations of the Zacks Rank
Steve Reitmeister shares details from a recent Zacks Rank performance study to help investors set realistic expectations.
Views: 13008 ZacksInvestmentNews
Cheap Oil Stocks to Buy Today
I don’t know if it was the Beverly Hill Billies marathon I watched last night or the beard oil I rubbed in this morning to give this manly mane of mine a little kiss of Chuck Norris majesty, but I’ve got oil on the brain today. Hash tag, beard game strong. So does the rest of this market. Oil prices have plummeted since the Iran deal was announced. Its taken crude down from the $60 level to $44 bucks in a little over a month. We’ve taken out multi-year lows we hit in March and now crude is searching for a bottom like Stevie Wonder at a dance club. The problem for equity markets isn’t the price of crude itself but the liquidity risks that could ripple through credit markets as a result of its decline. Over 25% of high yield debt issuance is done by oil exploration and production companies. Many of these companies need oil to be much higher for them to be profitable and be able to pay their debt obligations. That’s the real problem that’s causing equity markets to drop. It may be too soon to jump in on these major integrated oil stocks or the E and P’s. Exxon Mobile, BP and Chevron are all still Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stocks. If you look at a chart of either of these stocks, you’ll see a downward death spiral rivaling Lindsay Lohan’s career. Or her face. Either one. On January 15th I wrote an investment idea named “Fill Up the Tank with These Energy Stocks” where I gave you THE way to make money in 2015. One stock idea was Tesoro at $68. Today, TSO is at $102.50. You’re welcome. You’re all welcome. But, the only time I look in my rearview mirror is when I want to look at the front end of a Camaro, a WRX or an Acura TL. Looking forward, try Alon USA Energy, ticker ALJ, or CVR Refining, ticker CVRR. Both are Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stocks in the refining industry that ranks in the Top 20% of 265 industries we cover with our Zacks Industry Rank. If I had to pick one and stick with it, I’d pick Alon USA Energy. The chart bottomed out in mid-January a shade over $10. After leapfrogging the 21 day moving average in late January, there have only been a few days where it dipped below it.The most recent dip below carved out a bottom just below $18 in July. An oversold CCI at -100 saw bids rush back in and now ALJ is breaking out to a fresh 52-week high above $21. Do me a favor, Follow the Author, subscribe to the YouTube channel, hit me up on Twitter @bartosiastics, call my mom and tell her I’m coming over for dinner, and come back here to stay on top of all the Trending Stocks here at Zacks.com, I’m Dave Bartosiak Alon USA Energy: http://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/ALJ?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID CVR Refining: http://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/CVRR?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Follow us on StockTwits: http://stocktwits.com/ZacksResearch Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZacksResearch Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZacksInvestmentResearch
Views: 6292 ZacksInvestmentNews
Amazon (AMZN) and Square (SQ) are Aggressive Growth Stocks
Two more aggressive growth stocks for your radar screen are discussed. Amazon: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/AMZN?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Square: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/SQ?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Follow us on StockTwits: http://stocktwits.com/ZacksResearch Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZacksResearch Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZacksInvestmentResearch
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Twilio’s Under the Radar Competition: Bandwidth
If you missed my video on “Twilio: What Twilio is and Why Twilio is a HOT IPO Stock” you should be ashamed. Watch that immediately and come back. I’ll wait. The company just issued its first quarterly earnings report since its IPO. The company introduced us to a couple of metrics it uses to measure growth. You know tech companies love their fantasy metrics like Monthly Active Users. Theirs makes sense though. They have one number giving total sales and another giving base sales. The total sales number is the revenue number everyone gives. The base sales number shows customers that have already made minimum 12-month revenue commitments. Like every day, I’m good for like 900 calories at lunch. Some days, I go for the win and get the large coke with the fries. Base revenue is more predictable and the variable component is, well, variable. Either way you slice it, Twilio’s (TWLO) revenue was up 77.9% year over year. With the company beating EPS estimates by 7 cents per share I expect analysts to come out and increase their estimates for next quarter. That should bump the stock off our Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) it’s stuck on now. The stock has gone from a $15 IPO in late June to over $45. A very successful offering that happened to be the first tech unicorn of the year. Behind the scenes Twilio competitor Bandwidth helps companies build business grade communications into their applications. It’s quietly the largest VOIP carrier in the US with 50 million active phone numbers and over 7,600 rate centers. They help fill the gap between the quality of large carriers like AT&T (T) with the speed to market of much smaller providers. When you think Bandwidth you should think Level 3 (LVLT), Twilio, AT&T and Vonage (VG). With a compounded annual growth rate of 25% between 2010 and 2015, Bandwidth is evolving into a very large player in this business. But don’t look for Bandwidth to go public anytime soon. So if you’re looking to invest in this space, you have to dig around between the four publicly traded companies I just referred to. Unfortunately right now they’re all Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stocks. But Vonage has both Value and Growth Style Scores of B, in an industry that ranks in the Top 23% of our Zacks Industry Rank. They entered the arena as a major Twilio competitor when they acquired Nexmo. Every time you share this video, I get another phone number to avoid bill collectors and ex-girlfriends. Chime in the comments section below, subscribe to the YouTube channel, Twitter @bartosiastics and come back to check out all the Trending Stocks with Zacks.com, I’m Dave Bartosiak. Twilio: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/TWLO?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID AT&T: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/T?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Level 3: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/LVLT?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Vonage: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/VG?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Follow us on StockTwits: stocktwits.com/ZacksResearch Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/ZacksResearch Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ZacksInvestmentResearch
Views: 1877 ZacksInvestmentNews
How to Use the Zacks Earnings ESP (Expected Surprise Prediction) Filter
The Zacks Earnings ESP (Expected Surprise Prediction) Filter lets you search for stocks with the highest probability of positively surprising (or negatively surprising, if that's what you're looking for). This proprietary metric has proven to predict earnings surprises with a 70% accuracy. And when the ESP is used with Zacks Rank #1 Strong Buys, #2 Buys, or #3 Holds, its gains have average +28.3% per year. https://www.zacks.com/premium/esp-buy?ADID=zp_youtube_espfilter&ICID=zpi_youtube_espfilter
Views: 6078 ZacksInvestmentNews
Momentum Stock Picking
Discover how you can blend fundamentals and technicals to find the best stocks now and in the future. http://www.zacks.com/rank/index.php
Views: 1852 ZacksInvestmentNews
Options Strategies and the Zacks Rank
The best way to use the Zacks Rank with Options is to know what style your stock falls into and which strategy best suits that style.
Views: 1682 ZacksInvestmentNews
ETFs vs. ETNs
There are some key differences between ETFs and ETNs that investors should be aware of.
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CRISPR Science and Stocks: Knowing Enough to Invest
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