Weighing The Week Ahead: A Confusing Earnings Season

Weighing The Week Ahead: A Confusing Earnings Season
By Jeff Miller : The economic calendar is normal, with a holiday-shortened week and some ongoing political worries. Competing with the Washington Circus will be Q417 corporate earnings reports. The former topics will have greater news interest, but investors should be digging into the earnings reports. The earnings story is always a tasty stew – expectations, results, differing measures, revenues,... Read More

7 portfolio ideas for 2018

7 portfolio ideas for 2018
We see three key themes shaping economies and markets in 2018 : Room to run, inflation comeback and reduced reward for risk. The first focuses on our outlook for a steady expansion. The second calls for an inflation re-awakening in the U.S. and heralds monetary policy divergence. The third acknowledges 2017 will be a tough act to follow: Risk-taking may... Read More

Why Plug Power Popped 97% in 2017

Why Plug Power Popped 97% in 2017
What happened Plug Power (NASDAQ: PLUG) , a leader in fuel-cell solutions, climbed 97% higher in 2017, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence . Besides the announcement of a deal with Amazon.com , investors found renewed confidence in the expansion of a relationship with Wal-Mart following a large stock purchase from one of the company’s insiders. So what... Read More