Bitcoin $20,000 Before Zero

Bitcoin $20,000 Before Zero
Welcome back to Mind Over Money. I’m Kevin Cook, your field guide and story teller for the fascinating arena of behavioral economics. Last week we dove into the brave new world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. I read some good passages from a prescient 2014 essay by venture capitalist Marc Andreessen who explained and validated many of the amazing accomplishments we’ve... Read More

Why PayPal Holdings, Inc. Stock Popped 13.3% in October

Why PayPal Holdings, Inc. Stock Popped 13.3% in October
What happened Shares of PayPal Holdings (NASDAQ: PYPL) jumped 13.3% in October, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence , after the payment-technology leader released strong third-quarter 2017 results and boosted its full-year guidance. PayPal stock jumped more than 6% on Oct. 20 alone, when the company revealed that its quarterly revenue had climbed 21.3%, to $3.24 billion. That... Read More

Tencent Crushes Expectations With Accelerating Growth

Tencent Crushes Expectations With Accelerating Growth
Tencent Holdings (NASDAQOTH: TCEHY) announced third-quarter 2017 results on Nov. 15, demolishing the market’s expectations with the help of strong growth from both its advertising business and its various internet value-added services (VAS). Let’s take a closer look at what the Chinese social-media and gaming leader achieved in its latest quarter, as well as what investors can expect from the... Read More

Is Opko Health Inc. a Buy?

Is Opko Health Inc. a Buy?
Longtime Opko Health Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) shareholders have a lot to be upset about. Using about $1.47 billion of its own stock to acquire a big lab service provider a couple years ago was supposed to give the company a springboard to enhance sales of its fancy new prostate cancer screen. Unfortunately, total sales from Opko’s new clinical lab operations have... Read More

Is Intel Stock a Good Buy in 2018?

Is Intel Stock a Good Buy in 2018?
Semiconductor giant Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) has seen its share prices surge in 2017, beating the overall stock market by double-digit percentages. Can Intel’s valuation rise any higher from these multiyear highs? Let’s find out. The story so far In plain English, Intel is on a roll right now. The company knocked every quarterly report in 2017 out of the park.... Read More