Thursday, December 18, 2014

Now Is the Right Time to Buy Google Stock: Here Is Why - GOOG

Investors are not very excited about Google (NASDAQ: GOOG  ) (NASDAQ: GOOGL  ) stock lately: Shares of the search powerhouse have fallen by 13% from their highs of the year, as the company delivered disappointing results for the last quarter and investors are becoming increasingly worried about the competitive risk that Facebook (NASDAQ: FB  ) represents.
On the other hand, Google is still a rock-solid player in the much promising online advertising industry, and current valuation looks like an attractive entry point in such a profitable growth company.
The challenges
The online advertising industry is inherently dynamic, and it's gone through important changes over the last several years. The mobile computing revolution is offering enormous potential for growth, as global consumers are spending an increasing amount of their time online via multiple screens. However, growing supply is having a negative impact on ad prices, which is a negative factor for Google. (more)

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Ellis Martin Report with Wellgreen’s Greg Johnson

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Is This Why The Stock Market Volatility Has Increased So Dramatically? / December 17, 2014
With stocks and oil rallying, today King World News is pleased to feature a key chart that helps to explain why the volatility in the stock market has increased so dramatically. This piece also covers Russia’s troubles as well as what is happening in the crude oil markets.
Here is the Investors Intelligence report along with the all-important sentiment chart: The DJ and S&P 500 fell more than 3% last week while the NASDAQ and Russell 2000 lost 2%. Losses continued Monday as crude oil fell to $55/bbl. The US recovery remains strong but Russia moved to the forefront of troubled economies around the world. Many of our market indicators retreated with the averages and advisors continued to shift away from bullish stances. So far their worries are short term with mentions of the traditional seasonal strength between Christmas and New Years Day. 
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6 Reasons To Buy This Tech Stock Today: Red Hat: RHT

There's an expression that goes, "the higher the risk, the higher the reward." For example, some see risky micro-caps as one of the only ways to reap rapid big gains in a stock.
Well, what if you could get the big reward, without having to take on enormous risk? It’s not easy, but it’s not impossible either.
In fact, in his Top 10 Stocks newsletter, my colleague Dave Forest recently discussed the qualities that he looks for when in search of up-and-coming winners. Dave wrote: "The qualities that make businesses great inevitably come down to a few basic themes -- the kind of check-list items that we can reliably look for in stocks both famous and completely unknown, to determine whether they might suddenly deliver outperformance..."
Dave pointed out six basic themes that, when all are possessed by a company, make it a "must-buy."  (more)

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Should You Worry About Our Canadian Dollar Weakening?

Dear Fellow Fools,
In last week’s Take Stock we discussed the benefits of casting your gaze beyond the Canadian border for the equity portion of your portfolio. This may appear to pose some logistical issues that, for many, seem daunting.
We’d like to provide some insights into one of these potential issues and why, in our mind, it’s one you can easily dismiss.
The elephant in the room
It’s a given. If you invest in U.S. equities, you are likely to deal with currency fluctuations.
It’s also a given that we (or anyone else, in our opinion!) aren’t able to accurately predict currency moves, especially in the short term. (more)

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Enphase Energy Inc (NASDAQ: ENPH)

Enphase Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, and sells microinverter systems for the solar photovoltaic industry. Its microinverter system consists of an Enphase microinverter and related accessories that convert direct current power to grid-compliant alternating current power; an Envoy communications gateway device that collects and transmits performance information from each solar module to the company’s hosted data center; and Enlighten Web-based software platform that collects and processes this information to enable customers to monitor and manage their solar power systems.
Take a look at the 1-year chart of Enphase (Nasdaq: ENPH) below with my added notations:
1-year chart of Enphase (Nasdaq: ENPH)
Over the last 3 months, ENPH has been consolidating within a couple of long-term price levels. First, ENPH has formed a clear support level at $10 (blue). In addition, the stock has also been forming a down trending resistance level (red). These two levels combined have ENPH stuck within a common chart pattern known as a descending triangle that will eventually have to break one way or another.

The Tale of the Tape: ENPH is currently trading within a large descending triangle. A long trade could be made on a break above the down trending resistance or a pullback to $10 support. A short trade could be made on ENPH if the stock breaks below the $10 support level.
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