Is iPhone X Demand Somehow Already Waning?

Is iPhone X Demand Somehow Already Waning?
Ever since Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) launched its iPhone X at the beginning of November, the narrative has mostly revolved around supply. Early supply constraints were attributable to component bottlenecks and process challenges that were hindering the production ramp, but it appeared that production started to pick up incredibly fast within just the first month. One key question has been when... Read More

How Much Do You Need to Save to Retire on Time and Send Your Kids to College?

How Much Do You Need to Save to Retire on Time and Send Your Kids to College?
Most of us aren’t independently wealthy, so we need to be planning and saving for our retirements. There are lots of guides and advice regarding figuring out how much money you’ll need to retire, but many leave out another key financial goal: Saving for your kids’ college expenses. That can throw a wrench into your financial life, because college tends... Read More

Sears Holdings' Store Closures: No Problem for Seritage Growth Properties

Sears Holdings' Store Closures: No Problem for Seritage Growth Properties
Earlier this month, struggling retail icon Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD) announced yet another round of store closures . By early April, it will shutter 64 Kmarts and 39 full-line Sears stores. This might seem like bad news for Seritage Growth Properties (NYSE: SRG) . After all, the Sears spinoff still leases the vast majority of its property to Sears Holdings.... Read More

Why NVIDIA Killed It in 2017

Why NVIDIA Killed It in 2017
Graphics processing unit (GPU) maker NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA)  delivered very strong performance in 2017. Throughout the year, NVIDIA made tremendous gains across its three biggest growth markets — gaming, data center, and automotive. NVIDIA grew trailing-12-month revenue 46% year over year through the fiscal third quarter ending in October. Margins expanded as well, boosting earnings per share 111% for the same... Read More

1 Big Improvement That Apple Needs to Bring to the New iPhone SE

1 Big Improvement That Apple Needs to Bring to the New iPhone SE
In early 2016, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) released a new smartphone called the iPhone SE. The device was unique because it took many of Apple’s then-latest technologies and stuffed them into what was effectively the casing of the iPhone 5s — the company’s flagship introduced in the fall of 2013. The phone was intended to cater to more price-sensitive customers looking... Read More

Bulls Will Sometimes Trample A Bearish Signal: Are We There Now?

Bulls Will Sometimes Trample A Bearish Signal: Are We There Now?
A strong bull market can make secondary indicators either unreliable or ill-timed. This is important for IBD-style investors to remember because the IBD investor is a market timer. History provides many examples of the market itself (the primary indicator) successfully contradicting a secondary indicator. The Reagan era had some classic examples of the bulls trampling bearish signals. The Reagan... Read More