Cryptos Are the Next Big Thing — Here’s Proof

What do a superstar rapper, a college football coach and the No. 1 name on Fortune’s 2010 list of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” have in common? Probably not much. But rapper LL Cool J, former Coastal Carolina head coach Joe Moglia and former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi share one important thing… Their excitement for cryptocurrencies. The three recently teamed up to help launch North Island Ventures, a venture capital fund that invests in companies developing crypto- and blockchain-based solutions. They’re joined by billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones, billionaire Apollo Group co-founder Josh Harris and former[…]

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The Wonderful World of EVs: Stocks You Need To Be Watching

The electric vehicle (EV) market has taken the market by storm over the past year, with the world of finance looking to the future more than ever. Companies like Tesla (TSLA) and Chinese EV giant Nio (NIO) have seen crazy 4-digit percentage returns since the March lows. Analysts and investors are putting much more value on the opaque sales projections 5+ years out with the ultra-low interest-rate environment, which have significantly dropped the denominator in long-term valuation models. The markets are pricing in a much greener world in the not-too-distant future where autonomous EV’s rule the road. Now every automaker[…]

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Exxon & Chevron Discuss Merger: A New Standard Oil?

The oil & gas industry has been hit with a hurricane of challenges over the past 6 years, and 2020 has propelled the entire sector into a tailspin. Now the two largest US oil conglomerates, Exxon Mobil ( Want the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM): Get Free Report NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE): Free Stock Analysis Report Chevron Corporation (CVX): Get Free Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research Powered by WPeMatico

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Reader Feedback: Cannabis, Workhorse and Brazil Minerals … Oh My!

Last Dance With Mary Jane? Gooooood morning, Great Ones! Hey, this is not a test. This is Great Stuff’s Reader Feedback! Yes, I know it probably won’t be morning when you read this, but I can’t get Robin Williams and Good Morning Vietnam out of my head. We can thank today’s main topic and its ties to a certain family member of mine who served in those bleak jungles way back when. Anywho … today is the day we brave the slings and arrows (and virtual paper cuts) of your emails by diving into the Great Stuff mailbag. We’ll cover[…]

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You’re More Like a Hedge Fund Than You Think

The GameStop saga of the past week has given us a lot to digest. For some, it has strengthened their convictions about investing. “Hedge funds are bad” is a common theme. “Bad people short stocks” is another. But these ideas aren’t always correct. Let me tell you why… Politics (Just Read It!) The year was 1997 … just a couple days after my birthday. President Bill Clinton hosted Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich at a White House meeting. Neither trusted the other. How could they? They were from different parties. Even after the meeting, both realized they “were not[…]

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3 Top VGM Buys

Sometimes you just get too much of a good thing! Take the Zacks Rank, for example. You know it’s one of the most successful stock rating systems out there, but at any given time there are hundreds of stocks with a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) or Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). You can’t buy them all. That’s where the Zacks Style Scores come in. These indicators help to fine tune that long list of stocks to increase your odds of outperformance, and they’re split into Value, Growth and Momentum scores depending on what kind of investor you are. But if[…]

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Some Advice for the GameStop “Rebellion”

The story of the meteoric rise of the shares of GameStop (GME) is actually a number of stories. It started as an informal group of traders communicating in online message boards – most notably Reddit’s Wallstreetbets/ forum – and trading in unison. Those traders collectively determined that shares of GameStop had such high short interest that if they began buying those shares and call options in a coordinated manner, they would force the funds who held short positions to cover their positions at higher prices. It was a fairly classic “short-squeeze” and it worked. GameStop started 2021 trading at $17.25/share.[…]

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There’s a New “Short Burn of the Century”

GameStop (GME) shares continued their incredible rally on Wednesday, hitting an intraday high of $380/share in events that have taken the title of the “short squeeze of the century” away from Elon Musk and Tesla (TSLA). Musk coined that term to describe what he expected would happen to those who were betting against Tesla as the company was ramping up production of the mass-market Model 3. It was a make-or-break moment for Tesla and the company delivered, raising production figures to 500,000 vehicles annually while establishing a global manufacturing, sales and charging network footprint that’s the envy of all other[…]

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Silver Where?, Tesla’s Monkey Brains and FuboTV’s Sports Shorts Squeeze

Hi Ho Silver Lining You know, Great Ones … there just aren’t any good songs about silver. Well, any good popular songs about silver. I’m throwing down some Jeff Beck today if you didn’t catch that from the headline above. Ironically, the lyrics to “Hi Ho Silver Lining” are oddly relevant today: Saying everything is groovy when your tires are flat. Silver prices soared today, with the lead futures contract spiking as much at 13% to $30 an ounce. The second-place metal hasn’t seen this much action since 2012. What’s more, silver mining stocks like Pan American Silver (Nadsaq: PAAS),[…]

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The Man Who Took Down Hedge Funds

It’s one of the greatest trades of all time. Right up there with Paul Tudor Jones’ Black Monday short… George Soros’ bet against the British pound… Or even Michael Burry’s “big short” during the financial crisis. It’s a trade we’ll be talking about for decades to come. A trader working out of his basement who goes by the name “Roaring Kitty” on YouTube turned a $50,000 investment in GameStop call options into a $50 million windfall. That’s a staggering 1,000X return in just a few months. Here’s how he did it… How Hedge Funds Lost Billions Since GameStop’s epic squeeze[…]

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