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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
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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.
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http://www.Zacks.com - Kevin Matras talks about volatility and how to use it to your advantage through options.
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http://www.Zacks.com - Kevin Matras explains how to implement a Covered Call option strategy. Stocks highlighted include APEI, GHL, PLCE, MYGN and WAB.
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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
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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
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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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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
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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.
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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
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New IPO Twilio is a disruptor in mobile apps, messaging and communications. Facebook: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/FB?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Twitter: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/TWTR?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Twilio: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/TWLO?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Home Depot: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/HD?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID. Nordstrom: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/JWN?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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Marijuana stocks and ETFs have been soaring despite regulatory uncertainty; here is what investors need to know (ACT, MJX) ADVSR-VICE ETF: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/ACT/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID ETFMG-ALT HRVST: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/MJX/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
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Kevin Matras goes over the Filtered Zacks Rank 5 strategy. Learn how it can help you pick the best of the Zacks #1 Rank stocks. Highlighted stocks include AFAM, DKL and DTSI.
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As interest rates rise, investors should avoid high dividend ETFs and instead focus on dividend growth ETFs (DGRO, DGRW). IShares Core Dividend Growth ETF: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/DGRO/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
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Kevin Matras explains the Price to Sales ratio and why it's one of his favorite valuation metrics. Stocks highlighted include CACI, LF, NCI, RRGB and TRN.
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Kevin Matras shows how to position for an expected breakout of a trading range, even if you don?t know the direction.
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Rising demand for lithium from Tesla and other electric car makers is sending the lithium ETF higher (TSLA, LIT). Tesla: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/TSLA?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Global X Lithium ETF: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/LIT/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
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Investors have been pouring money into the newly launched blockchain ETFs, here is what they need to know (BLOK, BLCN, LEGR, KOIN). AMP-TFR DAT SHR: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/BLOK/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID REALT-NDQ NEXGN: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/BLCN/profile?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID FT-INDXX INN TP: https://www.zacks.com/funds/etf/LEGR/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
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The cannabis stocks are hot but will their earnings reports be too? Aurora Cannabis: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/ACB?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Cronos Group: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/CRON?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Tilray: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/TLRY?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID Canopy Growth: https://www.zacks.com/stock/quote/CGC?cid=CS-YOUTUBE-FT-VID
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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
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Kevin Matras shows how you can profit from this easy to implement strategy, even in sideways markets.
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