The Best Gold Stocks of 2017

The Best Gold Stocks of 2017
With the yellow stuff climbing more than 12% last year, gold investors, in general, had reason to rejoice. Usually, the movements in gold-oriented companies’ stocks are highly correlated. There are always outliers, though — gold stocks that far exceed (or lag) the price of gold . And in 2017 it was no different. Shareholders of several companies — royalty and... Read More

Intel Shakes Off Spectre and Meltdown to End Record Year

Intel Shakes Off Spectre and Meltdown to End Record Year
When Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) reported on its fourth-quarter and full-year 2017 financial results, investors hoped for the best but feared for the worst. Hanging over the proceedings were concerns regarding the impact from the security flaws dubbed Meltdown and Spectre that rocked the tech world when they were reported earlier this year. These far-reaching vulnerabilities affected nearly every chip... Read More

Spirit Airlines Closes In on a New Pilot Contract: What It Means for Investors

Spirit Airlines Closes In on a New Pilot Contract: What It Means for Investors
Labor tensions have been a recurring problem at ultra-low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) in recent years. In 2010, pilots walked off the job for several days. That’s the only strike experienced by the entire U.S. airline industry in the past decade. More recently, Spirit Airlines pilots have become vocal in criticizing the company’s management, as contract talks dragged on... Read More

Why This Internet of Things Stock May Be the Best Buy In Tech

Why This Internet of Things Stock May Be the Best Buy In Tech
Much of the news surrounding Synaptics (NASDAQ: SYNA) of late hasn’t been good. CEO Rick Bergman started the retreat when he sold 20,000 shares on Jan. 12. Since then, several large institutional investors have also minimized their positions. To add insult to injury, a research firm recently lowered its rating on Synaptics stock to “hold” from “buy.” As so often... Read More

Here's Why Apple Doesn't Need a "Major Spec Upgrade" for 2018 iPhones

Here's Why Apple Doesn't Need a "Major Spec Upgrade" for 2018 iPhones
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a research note disseminated by 9to5Mac  that investor sentiment around Apple ‘s (NASDAQ: AAPL) 2018 iPhone lineup is “conservative due to concerns about a lack of major spec upgrades.” Of course, the next-generation iPhones will feature improvements in the areas that are typically seen in new iPhones, like the processor and the camera.... Read More

Here's Why I Expect a Strong Quarter from NVIDIA's Gaming Segment

Here's Why I Expect a Strong Quarter from NVIDIA's Gaming Segment
NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) is set to report its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings on Feb. 8, after market close. There’s a lot going on at NVIDIA, with data centers, the cryptocurrency trend , the Nintendo  Switch, and the automotive segment all contributing to the graphics specialist’s financial results. However, as gaming goes, so goes NVIDIA. The gaming segment made up 57% of the... Read More