In 2011, I, along with many others, was a major Netflix (NFLX) bear. While I didn't capitalize on it fully, the continued antics of the NFLX management team provided the bears with ample helpings of fresh meat. My bearishness has continued into 2012 and will likely remain for the rest of the year.
2013 is a whole 'nother animal. My thesis begins and ends with content.
The Russell 3,000 is currently up 4.97% year to date, yet the average stock in the index is up 3.98% so far in 2012. This means that the bigger stocks in the market cap weighted index have been doing better than
Do you want the good news first, or the bad news? Well, the good news is that it would be hard to imagine a worse year from Transocean Ltd (RIG) than 2011 was. The bad news is, well, pretty much everything else. I am always reevaluating all of my holdings, including Transocean.
It has been more than two months since I wrote my latestLightning Round article - time goes by fast indeed. At the time of my last Lightning Round article, both the U.S. and European stocks saw the biggest weekly gain of the year. Now, it is the opposite in a wider time range.
SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD) has been bearish since its peak in late March. Being in a full bearish run, many analysts have it continuing this way. Gold has been bullishly influenced by government stimulus packages over the last couple years. And we do know the Federal Reserve said no more stimuli.
The world's most popular social networking site, Facebook (FB), launched its initial public offering (IPO) last Friday, May 18. On Thursday the 17th, Facebook announced the IPO stock price would be $38 per share.
First Solar (FSLR) just has not caught a break. Its stock has been falling continuously for over one year now, hovering around $13 currently. It is unlikely that it has a break coming its way either, as it will likely continue the free-fall all the way to the bottom. Only one year ago it was priced over $100 and almost exactly four years ago was priced over $300.