Thursday, November 20, 2014

Why Are BlackBerry Ltd. BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX: BB)(Nasdaq: BBRY) Shares Plunging?

In 2014, few companies have enjoyed as much momentum as BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX: BB)(Nasdaq: BBRY). Under the leadership of new CEO John Chen, the firm has cut costs, sold non-core assets, and zeroed in on its core enterprise customers. So far the results have been very promising, and the shares are up over 50% as a result.
Looking ahead, the future is as bright as ever. BlackBerry has just released its newest enterprise server, BES 12, which should solve a lot of its customers’ problems. And there are other areas where BlackBerry could grow, such as its BBM Messaging service and QNX operating system.
But not everyone is convinced. On Wednesday, BlackBerry shares slumped nearly 4% (as of this writing) after Morgan Stanley analyst James Faucette downgraded the company. He now has a “sell” recommendation, and a $7 price target. (more)

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Double Your Money with Alcoa : AA Stock?

The blockbuster trades take the most guts.
As a dude by the name of Joseph Campbell once said, “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”
Damn straight…
And today we’re going to see if you’ve got the guts to pull the trigger on a trade that could double your money by this time next year. I’ll tell you what it is in just a minute…(more)

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Civil Asset Forfeiture: What You Can Do About It

by Simon Black
Sovereign Man

Tan Nguyen was stopped on the highway for driving three miles over the speed limit. The policeman searched the car and found a briefcase of money that Tan said he just won at a casino.
There weren’t any drugs to be found, but suddenly the cop said he smelled marijuana and confiscated the money.
Now, if you or I were to have taken Tan’s money at the point of a gun, it would be called armed robbery, and we’d go to jail.
But when the state does it, it’s called Civil Asset Forfeiture. And it’s perfectly legal.
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The Bottom Is Likely in for Sugar

It's tough to be a commodities investor today...
Commodities like gold, silver, coal, and uranium have fallen big over the past few years.
But as we've told you in Growth Stock Wire before, this sector regularly goes through huge booms and busts. And the best time to invest in commodities is when they hit "no-brainer" prices.
After the market leaves a natural resource for dead, things often get better. Production drops... demand picks up... and prices eventually boom. (more)

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Headwaters Inc (NYSE: HW)

Headwaters Incorporated, a building products company, provides products and services in the light and heavy building materials sectors primarily in the United States and Canada. The company’s Light Building Products segment designs, manufactures, and sells siding and exterior siding accessories, professional tools such as portable cutting and shaping tools; manufactured architectural stone products; and concrete-based masonry products, including standard grey blocks, split and ground faced blocks, and polished and textured blocks. Its Heavy Construction Materials segment markets coal combustion products (CCP), including fly ash that is used as a replacement for Portland cement in various concrete applications, such as infrastructure, commercial, and residential construction; and provides CCP disposal services, as well as services to electric utilities related to the management of CCPs. The company’s Energy Technology segment is involved in the heavy oil upgrading processes, and the liquefaction of coal into liquid fuels.
Take a look at the 1-year chart of Headwaters (NYSE: HW) below with added notations:
1-year chart of Headwaters (NYSE: HW)
HW has been trading mostly sideways for all of 2014. During that time, the stock has run up against a very strong resistance at $14 (blue). The stock is now starting to look like it wants to test the $14 level again, and may be looking to finally break thru that $14 resistance. That break would also constitute a new 52-week high.

The Tale of the Tape: HW has a 52-week resistance at $14. The possible long position for the stock would be on a breakout above $14.
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How to Uncover Institutional Buying

One of the best ways to find stocks on the move that are grabbing the attention of investors is to screen for stocks with increasing volume.
This is because increased volume shows investor interest. As more investors buy the stock, the stock's price should go higher.
But the individual investor, while important to the market, doesn't really have the firepower to affect volume the way that big institutional investors do.
And very few things can move a stock more than institutional buying. (more)

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