Saturday, March 7, 2015

3 Great Auto Stocks to Buy for 2015: Tata Motors Limited (ADR) (NYSE:TTM), Toyota Motor Corp (NYSE:TM), Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (NYSE:FCAU)

Last year was big year for automakers.

And while we heard all about Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) and General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) and their banner years, there wasn’t a lot press talking up what I consider the top automakers on the planet right now – Tata Motors Limited (ADR) (NYSE:TTM), Toyota Motor Corp (NYSE:TM) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (NYSE:FCAU).

There’s great expectation that cheap oil and low interest rates will be a boon for global demand for cars and trucks. Plus, dealerships are offering seven-year loans to help consumers leverage up the luxury while keeping monthly payments reasonable.
The loans seem to be paying off. Americans’ average new-car loan payment hit a record $482 in Q4 2014, according to Experian Automotive. (more)

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If The Fed Really Raises Rates, Housing Will Die / Dave Kranzler / 
This is why the Dow Jones Home Construction Index is down 2.7% right now.  Many of the individual homebuilders are down 3-4%.   Even if the jobs report were bona fide, all those newly minted bartenders and waitresses will not be buying a home.
Mortgage purchase applications have declined in 7 out of the first nine weeks of 2015. Based on seasonality, they should be increasing every week…Just so you don’t think my view on the housing market is a lone voice out there:
The complacency in evidence today is not dissimilar to that seen during the sub-prime era, when both Mr. Bernanke and Ms. Yellen admitted they did not see the problems coming. The real estate market is now accustomed to an ever increasing level of happy drugs. Now that the Fed has clearly come to the end of providing additional support, withdrawal is going to be quite painful  (LINK)
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Crude Awakening: Why Next Week Could Be Carnage For Oil ETFs / by Tyler Durden on 03/06/2015 15:25
Don’t look now, but the sharp slide in crude prices may be leading the proverbial sheep to slaughter. Investors have piled into the market’s largest crude ETF over the last several months sending the number of shares outstanding to the highest level since 2009. We suspect many of these “investors” might be unaware that they’re currently staring down the most severe decoupling between second- and first- month contracts in four years. 
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This Tech Bubble Is Going to Be Much Worse / BY MIKE FINGER / MARCH 6, 2015
Peter Schiff isn’t the only one warning about a new tech bubble. Renowned businessman Mark Cuban just published a commentary that draws comparisons between today’s unsustainable tech explosion and the last dot-com bubble. Only this time around, Cuban warns that the carnage of the pop will be worse.
Just as back then there were always people telling you their idea for a new website or about the public website they invested in, today people always have what essentially boils down to an app that they want you to invest in. But unlike back then when the dream of riches was from a public company, now it is from a private company. And therein lies the rub.”
Cuban explains that there are nearly a quarter-million “Angel” investors in the United States. These are individuals who have given money to small tech companies via private investment. Many of them participate in “crowd funding,” which allows small investors to pool their money and essentially become amateur venture capitalists.
Cuban believes all of those Angels are throwing their money into worthless companies. These companies sell the dream of creating the next big app without offering any guarantee of returns on investment. He writes that the vast majority of Angels will never see a cent on their money.
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Insiders Now Dumping Massive Amounts Of Stock

from King World News
Today King World News is pleased to share a fantastic piece that exposes insiders dumping massive amounts of their company’s shares, while at the same time we are seeing record company buybacks. This piece includes a key illustration that all KWN readers around the world must see.
By Jason Goepfert Founder & CEO Of SentimenTrader
March 6 (King World News) – Corporate insiders have been selling heavily lately, especially in technology stocks. At the same time, those technology companies have been buying back a record amount of stock. So the insiders themselves are doing something opposite of what they are instructing their companies to do (see chart below).
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TiVo Stock – TIVO Stalls Despite Terrific Earnings

Shares of TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ:TIVO) are up 3% today and have traded to a high of $11.92 following a better-than-expected quarter.
TiVo reported a profit of 7 cents per share on revenue of $114 million. The suit-and-ties were looking for earnings of 4 cents per share on sales near $90 million.
In Monday’s Trade of the Day, I mentioned that TIVO stock had a great shot at clearing $12 if TiVo knocked the cover off the ball. Given these results, I would say TiVo smashed it out of the ballpark. The problem is that TIVO stock stalled at $12 on the open. (more)

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