The cloud keeps taking this software titan higher

The cloud keeps taking this software titan higher

This household-name software provider recently surpassed Apple as the world’s most valuable company based on market cap. It continues to expand in the fast-growing field of cloud-computing with a lucrative subscription model featuring high renewal rates.

Although the stock has gained over 20% in the past… Read More

Q: Dear Pat: I hold the following three U.S. bank stocks in my portfolio: Bank of America, J. P. Morgan Chase, and Citigroup. I would like a quick assessment on whether I should keep all three or sell all. Also, should I consolidate to one of the three? If so, which one?

A: The decision about whether to hold/buy/sell is a personal one, depending on your individual circumstances and what else you hold in your portfolio. However, in general, if you need/want to sell something from your portfolio, you are probably better off selling our “holds” than… Read More

We still like these two leaders

HUNTSMAN CORP. $21 (New York symbol HUN; Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 238.3 million; Market cap: $5.0 billion; Dividend yield: 3.1%; Takeover Target Rating: Lowest; is a leading producer of specialty chemicals.
In August 2017, the company sold 47% of its subsidiary Venator Materials (New York symbol… Read More

ETF Performance Highlights

October 2018 was a month that investors in risky assets would rather forget. Some of the top-performing ETFs over the preceding months lost considerable value in October. For example, the Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF (HMMJ) dropped 30%, although it remains up 76% over a year earlier… Read More