InvestorPlace » Kyle Woodley http://investorplace.com Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:16:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 Don’t Weep for Carl Icahn After the eBay / PayPal ‘Loss’ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/carl-icahn-ebay-stock/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/carl-icahn-ebay-stock/#comments Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:32:00 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=503622 Activist investor Carl Icahn didn't get everything he was asking for ... but that doesn't mean his efforts to spin off PayPal from eBay were in vain.

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TSLA Stock: More Bumps & Bruises Ahead? http://investorplace.com/2014/04/tsla-stock-best-stocks/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/tsla-stock-best-stocks/#comments Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:19:10 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=502115 "Best Stocks" pick Tesla Motors has been in pain for about a month, and without any near-term sparks on the horizon, TSLA stock could slide some more.

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Facebook Ads: Real Problems, B.S. Outrage http://investorplace.com/2014/04/facebook-ads-fb-outrage/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/facebook-ads-fb-outrage/#comments Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:24:41 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=497514 The outcry over Facebook's pressure to get more businesses to buy ads just sparked a laughable "breakup letter" from a spurned frie... er, customer.

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50 Blue-Chip Dividend Stocks Increasing Payouts in Q1 2014 http://investorplace.com/2014/04/50-blue-chip-dividend-stocks-q1/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/50-blue-chip-dividend-stocks-q1/#comments Tue, 01 Apr 2014 09:58:58 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=496744 These 50 dividend stocks all hiked their regular payouts during the past three months. Here's a look at the new dividend yields, payout dates and more.

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Elon Musk on ’60 Minutes’: I Expected Tesla to Fail http://investorplace.com/2014/03/tesla-elon-musk-tsla/ http://investorplace.com/2014/03/tesla-elon-musk-tsla/#comments Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:45:03 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=497131 Elon Musk revealed a rare bit of modesty Sunday when he told "60 Minutes" he expected Tesla Motors to fail. Of course, he was way off.

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The Best Tweets From the Facebook-WhatsApp Deal http://investorplace.com/2014/02/facebook-fb-whatsapp/ http://investorplace.com/2014/02/facebook-fb-whatsapp/#comments Wed, 19 Feb 2014 23:27:05 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=479657 Facebook (FB) just announced a $19 billion deal for messaging service WhatsApp, prompting Wall Street to lose its collective mind on Twitter.

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TSLA Stock After the Run-Up: The Bullish & Bearish Cases for Tesla http://investorplace.com/2014/02/tsla-stock-tesla-best-stocks/ http://investorplace.com/2014/02/tsla-stock-tesla-best-stocks/#comments Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:45:50 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=475595 Tesla Motors' run to all-time highs puts it atop the Best Stocks leaderboard, and should have me on cloud nine. So why am I so worried about TSLA stock right now?

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GMCR Stock Soars on Coca-Cola Equity Stake http://investorplace.com/2014/02/gmcr-stock-ko-stock-sodastream/ http://investorplace.com/2014/02/gmcr-stock-ko-stock-sodastream/#comments Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:25:25 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=473587 Coca-Cola announced a 10% equity stake in GMCR stock and a partnership with Green Mountain for its cold-beverage Keurig, sending GMCR skyward after hours Wednesday.

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Why ETFs Are Winning the Fund War http://investorplace.com/2014/01/etfs-winning-fund-war/ http://investorplace.com/2014/01/etfs-winning-fund-war/#comments Fri, 31 Jan 2014 15:46:54 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=470511 Eight funds -- with various balance requirements, loads, fees, and provider platforms -- that all track the same index? Pass. I'll take the ETF, every time.

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Investor Beware: Fund Names Don’t Tell the Whole Story http://investorplace.com/2014/01/china-etf-fxi-mchi-gxc/ http://investorplace.com/2014/01/china-etf-fxi-mchi-gxc/#comments Tue, 28 Jan 2014 15:55:58 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=467924 You wouldn't buy a car without test-driving it, so don't invest in a fund without checking under the hood.

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How to Win the Warren Buffett March Madness Bracket Challenge http://investorplace.com/2014/01/warren-buffett-march-madness/ http://investorplace.com/2014/01/warren-buffett-march-madness/#comments Wed, 22 Jan 2014 13:30:57 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=465844 The Oracle of Omaha has gotten into the collegiate sporting spirit early, offering up a Warren Buffett March Madness challenge. What does it take to win?

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Nestor vs. Nest Labs: If You Can’t Tell the Difference, Stop Investing http://investorplace.com/2014/01/nestor-nest-labs/ http://investorplace.com/2014/01/nestor-nest-labs/#comments Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:14:59 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=464141 A slew of investors bought into Nestor thinking it was Nest Labs -- a mistake that could've been prevented with basic reading skills and a minute of time.

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Will Gold Prices Rebound in 2014? Our Experts Sound Off http://investorplace.com/2014/01/gold-prices-per-ounce-experts/ http://investorplace.com/2014/01/gold-prices-per-ounce-experts/#comments Tue, 07 Jan 2014 14:35:12 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=457258 Gold wasn’t just bad in 2013. It was horrendous. Gold prices plummeted last year to mark its worst annual performance in 32 years. Specifically, gold prices per ounce finished out at $1,202 — a decline of nearly 28%, which was last trumped in 1981 when gold sunk 33%. That performance also was reflected in the...

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InvestorPlace’s Best AND Worst Stock Picks of 2013 http://investorplace.com/2014/01/best-and-worst-stock-picks-2014/ http://investorplace.com/2014/01/best-and-worst-stock-picks-2014/#comments Wed, 01 Jan 2014 11:00:02 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=456560 Did we get 'em all right this year? Nope. While some of InvestorPlace's stock picks were dead on in 2013, others were dead wrong. Here's the best and the worst of it.

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3 Dead Money Stocks to Sell Now http://investorplace.com/2013/12/3-dead-money-stocks-avoid-sell-now/ http://investorplace.com/2013/12/3-dead-money-stocks-avoid-sell-now/#comments Tue, 24 Dec 2013 15:21:47 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=454604 Sometimes, stocks are just doomed -- either by market factors, or their own ineptitude. Here's a look at 3 dead money stocks to sell now.

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TSLA – Don’t Lay Up. Go for Broke With Tesla! http://investorplace.com/2013/12/best-stocks-for-2014-tsla-stock/ http://investorplace.com/2013/12/best-stocks-for-2014-tsla-stock/#comments Mon, 23 Dec 2013 04:01:38 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=453070 If you're going to enter a stock-picking contest, do it right — find something that Elon Musk is driving and hold on for dear life. In this case, I'm backing TSLA stock for the Best Stocks of 2014 contest.

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5 Safer Ways to Buy AAPL Stock http://investorplace.com/2013/12/aapl-stock-etfs/ http://investorplace.com/2013/12/aapl-stock-etfs/#comments Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:00:08 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=448061 Considering hitching a ride on Apple for a potential return to $700? Consider these ETFs that offer diversification, but still are chock full o' AAPL stock.

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The 3 Best Retail Buys to Make Right Now http://investorplace.com/2013/12/3-best-retail-buys-make-right-now/ http://investorplace.com/2013/12/3-best-retail-buys-make-right-now/#comments Thu, 05 Dec 2013 12:00:48 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=444971 Retail stocks are getting slaughtered this week, but that shouldn't stop you from buying in. Here are the 3 best ways to buy retail stocks.

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ANF Stock Soars as CEO Michael Jeffries Gets Pushed Toward Door http://investorplace.com/2013/12/anf-stock-michael-jeffries/ http://investorplace.com/2013/12/anf-stock-michael-jeffries/#comments Wed, 04 Dec 2013 10:50:50 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=444498 Activist fund Engaged Capital called for the exit of Abercrombie CEO Michael Jeffries on Tuesday, helping light a fire under ANF stock.

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TSLA – Buy Tesla Stock, and Don’t Look Back http://investorplace.com/2013/12/tsla-stock-tesla-model-s-fires/ http://investorplace.com/2013/12/tsla-stock-tesla-model-s-fires/#comments Tue, 03 Dec 2013 17:09:33 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=444219 The media fire over the Tesla Model S fires that have tortured the stock has been put out thanks to Germany. Buy TSLA stock at will.

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Holiday Tipping Guide 2013 – Who & How Much to Tip http://investorplace.com/2013/11/holiday-tipping-guide-how-much-to-tip/ http://investorplace.com/2013/11/holiday-tipping-guide-how-much-to-tip/#comments Mon, 25 Nov 2013 14:40:03 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=438275 This holiday tipping guide provides a quick list of people who should get a little extra, how much to tip them and other tipping guidelines to know.

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Your Black Friday Shopping Survival Guide http://investorplace.com/2013/11/black-friday-shopping-2013/ http://investorplace.com/2013/11/black-friday-shopping-2013/#comments Fri, 22 Nov 2013 10:55:32 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=439570 Use this Black Friday shopping checklist to save the most money, score a little extra time and keep you from tearing your hair out for the holidays.

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Bullish on Earth? This Vanguard ETF Is for You http://investorplace.com/2013/11/vanguard-etf-invest-youre-bullish-earth/ http://investorplace.com/2013/11/vanguard-etf-invest-youre-bullish-earth/#comments Thu, 21 Nov 2013 14:49:20 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=436069 The VT has a lot of similarities with the SPY ... but a few advantages right now, too.

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10 Things Disappearing From America http://investorplace.com/2013/11/10-things-disappearing-america/ http://investorplace.com/2013/11/10-things-disappearing-america/#comments Wed, 20 Nov 2013 11:00:13 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=438196 For better or worse, some things are disappearing from America. Here's a list of 10 things on their way out now.

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The 5 Best Commodity ETF Investments http://investorplace.com/2013/11/commodity-etf/ http://investorplace.com/2013/11/commodity-etf/#comments Wed, 06 Nov 2013 16:15:08 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=431854 If you're looking for a commodity ETF, here are five funds -- a gold ETF, a silver ETF, a copper ETF, a platinum ETF and a catch-all -- to consider.

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How Many Millions Does MLB Pay for Success? http://investorplace.com/2013/10/many-millions-mlb-pay-success/ http://investorplace.com/2013/10/many-millions-mlb-pay-success/#comments Fri, 18 Oct 2013 13:04:16 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=423485 Look at some of the gaudy numbers behind the 2013 MLB playoffs, like Miguel Cabrera's $477k paid per home run.

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NYSE Scores the Twitter IPO http://investorplace.com/ipo-playbook/nyse-scores-twitter-ipo/ http://investorplace.com/ipo-playbook/nyse-scores-twitter-ipo/#comments Tue, 15 Oct 2013 22:54:50 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?post_type=ipm_ipo_pb&p=421982 An amended S-1 filing shows that the Twitter IPO will list on the New York Stock Exchange -- the latest tech win for the NYSE.

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Don’t Bet Against Biotech in 2013 … or Ever http://investorplace.com/2013/10/biotech-stocks-ibb-bis-xbi/ http://investorplace.com/2013/10/biotech-stocks-ibb-bis-xbi/#comments Mon, 14 Oct 2013 13:15:04 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=420505 Betting against biotech is usually a dangerous game for retail investors -- add leverage and you're entering Crazytown.

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Twitter Price Targets? Give Me a Break http://investorplace.com/ipo-playbook/twitter-ipo-price-targets/ http://investorplace.com/ipo-playbook/twitter-ipo-price-targets/#comments Tue, 08 Oct 2013 12:38:15 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?post_type=ipm_ipo_pb&p=417214 An "analyst" slaps a meaningless target on a Twitter stock that doesn't even exist yet, and we're supposed to care? Cool story, bro.

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45 Blue-Chip Stocks Increasing Dividends in Q3 2013 http://investorplace.com/2013/10/45-blue-chip-stocks-increasing-dividends-in-q3-2013/ http://investorplace.com/2013/10/45-blue-chip-stocks-increasing-dividends-in-q3-2013/#comments Tue, 01 Oct 2013 13:15:00 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=412078 These 45 blue chips pleased income investors during Q3 by announcing bigger quarterly dividends -- and some of them have yet to go ex-dividend.

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Apple Sits Alone on a Bearish Island http://investorplace.com/2013/09/apple-alone-on-a-bearish-island/ http://investorplace.com/2013/09/apple-alone-on-a-bearish-island/#comments Mon, 16 Sep 2013 15:11:37 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=403410 Apple stock was a lone red spot on an otherwise bullish morning -- tough times for the consumer electronics titan.

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Yahoo Has a New Logo. Whoopee. http://investorplace.com/2013/09/yahoo-logo/ http://investorplace.com/2013/09/yahoo-logo/#comments Thu, 05 Sep 2013 11:30:22 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=397401 After 30 days of dangling doodles in our faces, Yahoo has finally graced the world with its new logo, and we can all get on with our lives.

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Zale: The Perpetual Red Ink Machine Finally Runs Black http://investorplace.com/2013/08/zale-the-perpetual-red-ink-machine-finally-runs-black/ http://investorplace.com/2013/08/zale-the-perpetual-red-ink-machine-finally-runs-black/#comments Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:51:32 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=394211 Mall jewelry retailer giant Zale just posted its full-year profit since 2008, and the stock tacked on another 20% gain to its 2013 doubling as a result.

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Steve Ballmer Stepping Down at Microsoft http://investorplace.com/2013/08/steve-ballmer-stepping-down-at-microsoft/ http://investorplace.com/2013/08/steve-ballmer-stepping-down-at-microsoft/#comments Fri, 23 Aug 2013 13:35:35 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=391989 Microsoft stock headed higher early Friday after the company announced that CEO Steve Ballmer will be stepping down "within 12 months."

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Why I Just Bought Into American Airlines http://investorplace.com/2013/08/why-i-just-bought-into-american-airlines/ http://investorplace.com/2013/08/why-i-just-bought-into-american-airlines/#comments Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:00:24 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=387155 The Justice Department is trying to block an AAMRQ-LCC merger. It might succeed, too, but the possible reward if it doesn't is tempting enough.

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ETF Inflows: U.S. Still King; Europe on Mend http://investorplace.com/2013/08/etf-inflows-u-s-still-king-europe-on-the-mend/ http://investorplace.com/2013/08/etf-inflows-u-s-still-king-europe-on-the-mend/#comments Tue, 13 Aug 2013 12:50:33 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=386585 State Street Global Advisors' monthly look at exchange-traded fund inflows shows two trends: The U.S. is still killing it, but Europe's not so bad either.

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Henry Blodget Is Dead Wrong About Journalism http://investorplace.com/2013/08/henry-blodget-is-dead-wrong-about-journalism/ http://investorplace.com/2013/08/henry-blodget-is-dead-wrong-about-journalism/#comments Mon, 05 Aug 2013 15:22:45 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=382446 The Business Insider honcho loves to cherry-pick data to support his thesis, but strong results from The New York Times is no reason to sound the all-clear. In fact, we're seeing some dire warnings about the future of news-gathering.

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Carlos Danger in the C-Suite? Dow Jones CEO Aliases http://investorplace.com/2013/07/carlos-danger-in-the-c-suite-dow-jones-ceo-aliases/ http://investorplace.com/2013/07/carlos-danger-in-the-c-suite-dow-jones-ceo-aliases/#comments Wed, 24 Jul 2013 14:46:24 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=377411 Anthony Weiner's "Carlos Danger" debacle is getting plenty of laughs, and rightfully so. We see what the Dow Jones' executive roster would look like if they all had the same poor judgment.

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Why Do We Care About the Nasdaq? http://investorplace.com/2013/07/why-do-we-care-about-the-nasdaq/ http://investorplace.com/2013/07/why-do-we-care-about-the-nasdaq/#comments Fri, 19 Jul 2013 12:47:53 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=375414 The Nasdaq Composite stopped being a useful or interesting barometer a long time ago. Here's why we should stop fawning over its daily machinations.

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NCAA Parting Ways With EA Sports http://investorplace.com/2013/07/ncaa-parting-ways-with-ea-sports/ http://investorplace.com/2013/07/ncaa-parting-ways-with-ea-sports/#comments Wed, 17 Jul 2013 18:58:35 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=374660 EA shares took a quick hit Wednesday after the NCAA announced it has decided not to renew its contract with Electronic Arts' EA Sports division for the NCAA Football series.

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An Open Letter to Justin Bieber About Hedge Fund Ads http://investorplace.com/2013/07/an-open-letter-to-justin-bieber-about-hedge-fund-ads/ http://investorplace.com/2013/07/an-open-letter-to-justin-bieber-about-hedge-fund-ads/#comments Fri, 12 Jul 2013 12:12:40 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=372539 You know the old saying about "A fool and his money"? Yeah ... I'm looking out for you.

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Fund Flows: Great Bards, Poor Oracles http://investorplace.com/2013/07/fund-flows-great-bards-poor-oracles/ http://investorplace.com/2013/07/fund-flows-great-bards-poor-oracles/#comments Tue, 02 Jul 2013 15:42:05 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=368725 The end of June was full of scary headlines about the billions pouring out of bond funds. If you're an individual investor, that exodus should be largely meaningless.

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50 Blue-Chip Stocks Increasing Dividends in Q2 2013 http://investorplace.com/2013/07/50-blue-chip-stocks-increasing-dividends-in-q2-2013/ http://investorplace.com/2013/07/50-blue-chip-stocks-increasing-dividends-in-q2-2013/#comments Mon, 01 Jul 2013 13:00:38 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=367711 These 50 blue chips pleased income investors during Q2 by announcing bigger quarterly dividends -- and some of them have yet to go ex-dividend.

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‘Dethroning the King’ Displays M&A’s Intricate Web — Summer Reading http://investorplace.com/2013/06/dethroning-the-king-displays-mas-intricate-web-summer-reading/ http://investorplace.com/2013/06/dethroning-the-king-displays-mas-intricate-web-summer-reading/#comments Fri, 28 Jun 2013 14:30:45 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=356477 'Dethroning the King' -- which details InBev's 2008 acquisition of Anheuser-Busch -- is the perfect primer on the egos, greed and dealmaking of Wall Street.

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The Best & Worst ETFs in 2013′s First Half http://investorplace.com/2013/06/the-best-worst-etfs-in-2013s-first-half/ http://investorplace.com/2013/06/the-best-worst-etfs-in-2013s-first-half/#comments Fri, 28 Jun 2013 13:47:33 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=367035 Some of the market's biggest headlines -- as well as a couple hidden stories -- are reflected in this list of the best and worst ETFs so far in 2013.

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Starbucks Calorie Counts: Sure, Why Not? http://investorplace.com/2013/06/starbucks-calorie-counts-sure-why-not/ http://investorplace.com/2013/06/starbucks-calorie-counts-sure-why-not/#comments Thu, 20 Jun 2013 18:13:39 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=363032 Starbucks will now tell you how many calories you're slurping up in a mocha. The count may be higher than you think, but it's still a smart move for the chain.

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The Top 10 Dow Dividend Stocks for June http://investorplace.com/2013/06/the-top-10-dow-dividend-stocks-for-june/ http://investorplace.com/2013/06/the-top-10-dow-dividend-stocks-for-june/#comments Thu, 20 Jun 2013 13:19:16 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=363040 With so much uncertainty out there, investors could do a lot worse than buying into these venerable blue chips -- especially the reigning king of big payouts.

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Manager Churn Belies a Fundamental Truth http://investorplace.com/2013/06/manager-churn-belies-a-fundamental-truth/ http://investorplace.com/2013/06/manager-churn-belies-a-fundamental-truth/#comments Thu, 13 Jun 2013 15:48:35 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=359859 BlackRock has slashed 80% of its active fund managers. But underperformance is the norm -- this shouldn't be a surprise. You win by refusing to play the game.

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Time Is Priceless: Top Shelf Watches http://investorplace.com/2013/06/time-is-priceless-top-shelf-watches/ http://investorplace.com/2013/06/time-is-priceless-top-shelf-watches/#comments Tue, 11 Jun 2013 13:40:23 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=358618 Watches might seem like little more than a practical way to keep time, but they can be so much more. Take a look at some the most luxurious pieces out there.

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Restaurants: Get Fit or Get Fat http://investorplace.com/2013/06/restaurants-get-fit-or-get-fat/ http://investorplace.com/2013/06/restaurants-get-fit-or-get-fat/#comments Fri, 07 Jun 2013 14:26:01 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=357298 Offering everything from fried fish to Fritos, these food chains are opting to pass on the health craze and instead keep pushing the caloric boundaries.

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