Cabot Wealth Advisory for 04/2015
A Stock that’s Benefiting from Low Gas Prices
By focusing on investments that reward you in good times and bad, you can rest easy, regardless of what the economists are saying.
The Importance of Investing Stars
The fact of the matter is that people need heroes (and heroines) to put a face on an activity, and to show that it’s possible to excel.
One conversation reminded me of a column I’d written a few years ago describing factors that hampered progress in this country.
An Easy Way to Double Your Yield
One yield-boosting strategy that’s increased in popularity is writing covered calls on dividend paying stocks.
Helpful Investing Maxims
If you’ve been reading our Wealth Advisories for a while, you probably know that I’m big on maxims.
Why Are Chinese Stocks So Hot Right Now?
The long period of sideways trading in Chinese stocks has built a powerful base for a rally.
The Best Surveillance Stocks
Last week’s shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, once again highlighted the growing demand for surveillance video systems.
Opportunities in Disruptive Technologies
Seeing the potential of a genuinely disruptive technology, product or service can be ridiculously profitable.
How to Find the Best Stock Buys
An article in this week’s Barron’s suggests that contrarian investors can easily beat any of the stock market indexes.
Finding Investing Heroes
In the investment world, I’d caution any beginning investor that a story from someone who has made a fortune may not be a reliable roadmap for replicating their success.
A Riches to Rags Story
Visiting the beautiful little city of Boulder, Colorado recently, my wife and I stumbled on an extravagant little house.
What Does the Options Market Predict for Facebook?
The heart of earnings season is upon us, and the release of these important quarterly reports brings potential volatility for stocks of companies that are reporting their numbers.
A Solar Stock with a New Revenue Model
First Solar was one of our biggest winners ever back in 2007 to 2008, but honestly, we’ve never found much to get excited about from the company in recent years.
Getting Safe Returns on Your Investments
Here are a few options that you have to get a safe return on investment that will allow you to retire without worrying about burning up your capital.
The Social Media Investor
Last week’s Wall Street Journal had a story on the growing use of social media among investors.
How to Drive Yourself Crazy in the Stock Market
I’ve been writing about investing for a long time. And I know that there are many of you out there who have been reading about investing for every bit as long. Or longer. What I have concluded about the process of writing about investing is that there is really nothing new to say. While there may occasionally be a new wrinkle—like yieldcos—the basic principles are still the same.
Five Stocks Recently Upgraded
Last summer, a little over nine months ago, I wrote a Cabot Wealth Advisory column about how confusing—and often subjective—the ratings issued by Wall Street analysts can be. In the column, I listed eight companies whose shares had been recently upgraded. Recently, I decided to go back and see how those stocks have performed since last July.