3 Stocks With a Great History at Earnings Season

Earnings season is here again and we’re already seeing some of the unpredictability that gets under the skin of investors. While there are no sure things, companies with a history of outperforming expectations are more likely to continue being successful. A stock that beats Wall Street estimates quarter after quarter is not only proving its future potential, but also showing that it can manage expectations. Below are three companies that know how to handle earnings season… and have a great Zacks Rank: Cisco Systems (CSCO) If you’re looking for a technology powerhouse that knows what to do during earnings season,[…]

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Five Surging Strong Buy Stocks To Watch

  Remember that part in “The Shining” where Jack types, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” over and over again onto reams of paper? That’s pretty much how I felt today. Instead, rather than that sentence, I feel like typing, “More tariffs and no deal makes Dave an angry elf.” Another headline from the administration about adding more tariffs against China and guess what? Another rough session on Wall Street with stocks coming under serious pressure mid-morning.     Check out Dave’s Daily Dive video above where I break down the market action today!!! Each day[…]

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The Only Time You Should Consider Buying A Vacation Property

I’m on record saying that buying a vacation property is a terrible investment. But that’s also because I bought one in 2007, right before the market really took a dive. Perhaps if I had bought my property after it declined by 40%, today I would be one of the biggest proponents of spending money on something you don’t need! Alas, I think not because nobody spends nearly as much time as they think they will at their vacation property. It’s also much better to spend less money and have the flexibility to vacation all around the world in multiple new[…]

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How To Dress Well On The Cheap For A Black Tie Wedding

The following is a post by Sydney, aka Mrs. Samurai. She’s one of the most frugal people I know, which is one of the reasons why we get along so great. She’d rather go to Target than Prada. Whoo hoo! Did you just receive a black tie wedding invitation and are in a bit of a panic over the dress code? I was in the same boat! Here’s my own story about how I figured out how to dress to the 9s for a black tie wedding for cheap. It’s totally possible to look the part without spending a fortune.[…]

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3 Zacks Rank #1 Growth Stocks

Now that earnings season has arrived once again, we’re all going to be talking about growth (or lack thereof) in a time of trade and economic uncertainty. Well, maybe we can take some of that uncertainty out of the equation for you. Stocks with rising earnings estimates and a history of outperformance are good bets to keep moving in the right direction. Below are three companies that have no plans of slowing down. GoPro, Inc. (GPRO)  It’s going to take a lot for GoPro, Inc. (GPRO) to return to its heyday price of more than $85 from late 2014. Fortunately,[…]

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The Amount Of Money Needed To Retire Early And Live In Abject Poverty

As more people look to retire early, more people are looking for shortcuts in order to get to early retirement quicker. It’s understandable that in this day and age of instant gratification, young folks nowadays aren’t willing to grind it out for decades like previous generations. Instead of building a large enough passive income portfolio to cover a comfortable lifestyle, I’ve noticed more people are willing to retire early to live in or near poverty! I can empathize. When I was 25, the 9/11 terrorist attack happened. This terrible event ignited my quarter-life crisis. I seriously thought about retiring with[…]

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Blistering Hot Stocks to Buy Today

Following last week’s big NFP number which roiled rate cut expectations, the market is searching for some more clarity. That clarity will likely come sometime tomorrow morning as Fed Chair Powell delivers a speech and answers questions on Capitol Hill. Investors will be looking for hints and clues as to what the Fed will do at the end of July. For most, a rate cut is a foregone conclusion, the only question now remains, 25 or 50 bps? That uncertainty slapped the market around a bit, with the downside capitulation overnight into the open this morning. Stocks spent the whole[…]

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A Severance Negotiation Success Story For Parents Looking To Leave Work

The #1 thing I recommend for anybody who aspires to retire early is to negotiate a severance. If you are planning on quitting anyway, there is no downside. Every time I hear of someone quitting their job, I’m happy for them. But at the same time, I also liken it to a baby panda dying in the woods. Leaving so much potential money on the table is a travesty because of ignorance, fear of confrontation, or not knowing your worth. I want to change this. I’m pleased to announce the 3rd edition of How To Engineer Your Layoff is now live! The book first went into[…]

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The Cost Of Fourth Trimester Childcare: Potentially $40,000 And Up

As our boys played at the playground, I struck up a conversation with the mother who is expecting her second child in a couple of months. I was curious to hear about how she and her husband planned to manage caring for two kids under three years old on their own. She said they planned to “hire a village” to help them during her fourth trimester, which is the difficult three-month period after a child is born. During the fourth trimester, mothers can suffer postpartum depression. If the birthing process was particularly difficult or if a C-section is required, a[…]

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Five Runaway Breakout Stocks to Buy

Mid-morning jitters gave way to a solid afternoon rally with volatility inching lower. Stocks rallied into the bell, extending the rally into the after-hours session, and finished at a new all-time closing high. Tomorrow we will see a half-day of trading ahead of the Fourth of July holiday. It will be great to fire up the grill, throw back a few brews and talk about the record stock market. Check out Dave’s Daily Dive video above where I break down the market action today!!! Each day I, Dave Bartosiak of Zacks.com (Twitter @bartosiastics) dive into the charts, pointing out key[…]

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