A Slew Of Economic Data

A Slew Of Economic Data
We see new economic data before the opening bell today, but we’ll need to parse it a bit to see if we’re looking at effects of the hurricane influencing August Retail Sales results. The headline number was -0.2%, whereas expectations were for +0.2%. This is identical with what the control metric measured. Ex-autos, retail sales rose to 0.2%; however, +0.5%... Read More

Why Ambarella Inc. Stock Growth Is No Sure Thing

Why Ambarella Inc. Stock Growth Is No Sure Thing
Investors have good reasons to be optimistic about Ambarella ‘s (NASDAQ: AMBA) business. After all, the camera tech specialist owns valuable semiconductor design properties that could earn it an early leadership position in attractive markets including automotive, computer vision, drones, and wearable devices. That vast addressable market supports the company’s premium valuation. Even after a double-digit decline so far in... Read More

Disruptor Alert: These 4 Companies Are Changing Video Games

Disruptor Alert: These 4 Companies Are Changing Video Games
The video game industry is constantly evolving. PC and console games are becoming more graphically advanced, digital distribution platforms are displacing brick-and-mortar players, and the number of mobile games is surging. But there are also disruptive forces within this industry that are changing how games are played. Let’s examine four of those disruptors — Nintendo (NASDAQOTH: NTDOY) , Sony (NYSE:... Read More

If You're Retired, Consider Buying These 3 Stocks

If You're Retired, Consider Buying These 3 Stocks
One thing many retirees want is an income stream that they can count on to get them through their golden years. While pensions, Social Security, and annuities are the usual go-to options for retirement income, retirees shouldn’t overlook dividend-paying stocks. That’s because, unlike those fixed-income sources, dividends tend to increase as a company’s profits grow, which can help offset inflation... Read More