Consumer Sentiment Crashes, Ulta Splashes & DocuSign Faxes

It’s Times Like These… Great Ones, I was all ready to come into today like a new day rising … a brand-new sky to hang the stars upon tonight. I figured that after last week’s barrage of bad news and Wall Street’s accompanying sell-off, the markets would even out a bit. After all, most of Wall Street’s talking heads saw this coming. They expected it. The major financial publications have been railing on inflation day in and day out for months now. Federal Reserve watchers were already pricing in more aggressive interest rate hikes this year to combat soaring inflation.[…]

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1 Way YOU Can Be a Great Stock Investor TODAY

I think this is the most important thing you can hear from me today… It’s ONLY in hindsight that you know that you bought at a low price to make the big money. In the moment there is nothing but FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt). “I could have bought it cheaper,” then when prices are rising, “OMG, I should have bought more.” That’s human nature. But there’s ONE thing you can do today to be a great, BOLD investor. Last week, we shared the Rules of the Game in our special series. Now, it’s time to look forward in today’s[…]

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Simmer-Down Sunday: Apple Pay Later, But Who’s Buying?

Buy Now, Pay … Never? Great Ones, we’ve talked enough about fear lately — some real legitimate terrors, like recessionary fears, supply chain worries and all that jazz. ‘Course, we’ve talked about some … how do we say this … less-than-usual fears, such as wading through a thrift shop’s sea of used Crocs and secondhand overalls to try and find something vaguely resembling style. But the fear that “buy now, pay later” (BNPL) companies are feeling right now? Ooooh, that’s a way different kind of fear. It’s existential. And it’s all because of Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL). You OK, Great Stuff?[…]

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1 Reason You Aren’t Getting the Gains You Deserve

Emotions are investors’ kryptonite. It’s the No. 1 reason you don’t get the gains you want, deserve and that we want you to have. That’s why we have Rule No. 5: Keep cash on the side. Keeping cash on the side — in your Fidelity, Ameritrade, Robinhood account or with whatever brokerage you use — is your emotional security blanket when the market is especially volatile. When you have what we like to call a “cash buffer,” it brings comfort to know that you still have funds not tied to the market. It will help you get through the bad[…]

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Etsy’s Poppin’ Tags Wall Street Style

What’s The Deal With Thrift Shopping? Hey, Great Ones, can we go thrift shopping? What? What? What? What? You know … pop some tags? Only $20 in our pockets? Hunting through clothing racks looking for a come-up? Again … what? I’m talking about secondhand consignment stores. The ones that pile all the clothes other people didn’t want haphazardly all over the place. The miles and miles of clothing racks filled to the brim with the greatest fashion hits of the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s — just like your favorite radio station. Sir, this is still a financial publication, right? It[…]

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Red-Hot Inflation or Not, 2022 Is the Year for These Stocks

Will the Federal Reserve risk a recession to combat inflation? It’s a question on plenty of investors’ minds as prices have hit another new high… They surged 8.6% last month, the highest level in 40 years. And with no end in sight, investors are on the edges of their seats — and dumping stocks left and right. The major indexes have continued sliding lower. And the biggest casualty lately has been in tech. This week, Alpha Investor founder Charles Mizrahi shared why. But he also revealed one class of stocks that’ll do well in any market environment — inflation or[…]

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Sell Some to Gain Profits With Purpose

Profits! That’s what we’re all after right?! The endgame is always to gain the financial freedom to live any life you want! Like Andy: Over the past two years, I have made enough profits through your guidance and advice to be able to move up to a larger sailboat. [Below] is a photo of Namaste being moved to her new slip. Thanks for the great advice & guidance. Keep up the great work. (Send us your dream gains goals at BoldProfits@BanyanHill.com!) For us, it’s not always about the gains. It’s about what you do with them. But the ugly truth[…]

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Netflix Needs Roku, Thor’s Lightning Strikes & Campbell’s Cans Can

Roku’s Superunknown Great Ones, there’s some big news brewing for Great Stuff Picks holding Roku (Nasdaq: ROKU). According to a Business Insider report, Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) might possibly have offered a potential takeover bid for Roku. It’s one of those “My best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who’s going out with a girl who saw Netflix offer to buy Roku at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it’s pretty serious” kind of things. Business Insider, citing the infamous “people familiar with the matter,” says that Roku recently “closed the window” for employees[…]

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2 Surprising Charts Show What’s Next for Travel

Back in March of 2020, I took a trip with my friends to St. Augustine, Florida. It was the beginning of spring break. That’s when towns like St. Augustine get swamped with partiers from around the country. But once we got there, the town was almost empty. As COVID-19 cases climbed, people were spooked enough to put off their vacations. Over the next few months, I heard about friends and family postponing the trips they had planned for the year. 2021 wasn’t any better, with concerns over the delta and omicron variants. However, this year is different. In particular, I’ve[…]

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Target Shoots Its Shot, Kohl’s Cashes Out, Tesla’s Talent Problem

I Feel Targeted Great Ones, Target’s (NYSE: TGT) a real tough cookie with a long history of breaking investors’ hearts … like the one in me. But that’s OK. Let’s see how they do it. It’s time to put up our dukes and get down to it. Alright, Mr. Great Stuff. Hit me with your best shot! Bright and early this morning, Target warned investors that profits would be down over the short term. Specifically, Target cut its Q2 operating margin to just 2%. That’s down from the roughly 5.3% operating margin the company forecast less than three weeks ago[…]

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