A Zoom Without A View, Dick’s New Tricks & Best Buy Battered ‘N Fried

Zoom For A Change Of Atmosphere Situation no win. Zoom Video Communications (Nasdaq: ZM) for a change of atmosphere. ZM stock can’t go on, so I give in. Gotta get myself right outta here… Big Audio Dynamite, anyone? The pandemic proved to be a kingmaker for many work-from-home companies, and few benefitted more from the rolling lockdowns than Zoom Video Communications. Personally, I loved the memes that popped up from Zoom meetings. Suit on top, pajamas on the bottom … you know who you are. But now that the lockdowns are over and people are returning to the office —[…]

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Gas Prices Are Insane — but There’s an Alternative

We’re in the early stages of a global energy crisis. Gasoline prices are at a seven-year high. Surging natural gas prices will make it 30% more expensive to heat your home this winter. And these high costs aren’t going away. Bank of America expects oil to reach $120 per barrel in 2022. That’s more than 50% higher than its current price. Natural gas forecasts aren’t as grim. But prices should only fall slightly next year. And these scenarios stem from one thing: We have a supply problem. Energy Companies Are in No Rush The number of operational oil and gas[…]

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Another do-gooder post about charity and giving

The post Another do-gooder post about charity and giving appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. Happy Friday, generous people! It’s my favorite time of year… That time when we all start thinking a little bit less about ourselves, and a little bit more about other people. It’s the giving season! 🤗 Giving means a lot of different things to people. For some it’s about volunteering their time. For others it […] The post Another do-gooder post about charity and giving appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. Powered by WPeMatico

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Simmer-Down Sunday: The “Good Golly, Google!” Edition

Can You Prove To Be … A Real Human Being? And a real hero? Great Ones, all you real human beans out there … we are humbly requesting your help. And if you choose to answer the call of duty, you are truly a real hero. Wait … is this the song from Drive? Like, scorpion jacket Drive? Mid-2010s synthwave explosion kinda Drive? Um, yes? Don’t judge my movie binges … or soundtracks. We agreed not to do that. Besides, who else brings you *checks Spotify* College & Electric Youth on a Sunday morning? What you can judge, though, is[…]

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1 Stock Better Than FANG…

FANG was a stock market darling. Those four stocks — Facebook (Meta), Amazon, Netflix and Google (Alphabet) — dominated. And for good reason. They were new, daring, innovative. And left their competitors in the dust. But now, we’re in a new era. America 2.0. And there’s one stock that could beat all of FANG… Tesla (Nasdaq: TSLA). And unlike FANG, Tesla basically has zero competition because it’s a leader in MULTIPLE industries. And why settle for No. 2? We’re in a era of winner take most. Being #2 is not worth it. Amazon is yet to generate a real competitor.[…]

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Apple’s Big Plans for Our Autonomous Future

It’s no secret that Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) traps its users within its ecosystem. Take our senior managing editor, Tiffany D’Abate, for instance. She has the iPhone 13 Pro Max, the MacBook Pro, the Apple Watch and the iPad. (Although the last one mostly belongs to her 3-year-old.) When your photos, music and workout data all slide from one device to another, why would you switch? Apple is counting on that loyalty for its next big project. The tech giant recently announced its plans to release a fully autonomous car within the next four years. Check out Friday’s Market Insights[…]

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Trigger Warning: Bernie’s Socialism for the Rich

The cost of critical social goods like health care and education in the U.S. are high … far higher than our peers. The average salary for an American worker can no longer cover the basic costs of middle-class life. To solve this problem, progressive politicians like Bernie Sanders want the government to pitch in to help people afford a better life. But there are two serious problems with this. First, it means that the debate about social spending and public welfare in the U.S. is all about costs and taxes. That’s a game progressives can never win in our antitax[…]

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Tesla $10 Trillion … Just You Wait

“You’re crazy.” Five years ago, ^ that’s what we heard when talking about Tesla (TSLA) becoming a $1 trillion company. Well, here we are. And next up: Tesla $10 trillion … in three to four years! Paul and I recorded this special IanCast to give you our new forecast (see if you can place our location!). I believe this is the MOST bullish time for our growth stocks. One of our GoingUpness signals is flashing for the ARK Innovation ETF (NYSE: ARKK). And crypto’s acting like a coiled spring ready to shoot higher. I’ll reveal the name of a metaverse[…]

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Problems Come, and Problems Go (Even in FIRE)

The post Problems Come, and Problems Go (Even in FIRE) appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. [Happy Friday! Got another celebrity guest post for y’all today from one of the hottest FIRE blogs around — Accidentally Retired!  This post will be a fresh slap in the face for anyone wondering if retiring early will solve all life’s problems. Happiness and balance need to be a part of the plan. Check it […] The post Problems Come, and Problems Go (Even in FIRE) appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. Powered by WPeMatico

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Canoo Paddles Harder, Rivian Riptides & Lowe’s Floats Upstream

The Ol’ Canoo Switcheroo Great Ones, you ever wonder what cars would look like if kids designed them? No, I’m not talking about Tesla’s (Nasdaq: TSLA) Cybertruck. That was designed by a man-child… I’m talking about Canoo (Nasdaq: GOEV) and its “Lifestyle Vehicle.” Aside from its absolutely horrible name, Canoo’s flagship vehicle is actually pretty cool: OK, maybe not that cool. This Canoo van — sorry, “Lifestyle Vehicle” — looks like a child’s push toy. It looks like Fisher Price or Little Tikes led the design team … like a pre-school Power Wheels offering. I kid, but underneath its “I[…]

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