TWTR: 4 Things to Watch for in the Twitter Earnings Report

Apr 25, 2014, 2:30 pm EST
TWTR: 4 Things to Watch for in the Twitter Earnings Report

After the market closes on Tuesday, Twitter (TWTR) will report its results for the first quarter. No doubt, there will be a lot of jittery investors. After all, when the company reported its Q4 report back in early February, Twitter stock got crushed and went on to lose about 36%.

Of course, the social sector has also suffered from a big sell-off during the same period. LinkedIn (LNKD) is down by 25%, Pandora (P) has lost 34% and Yelp (YELP) is off by 24%.

OK, so what can we expect from Twitter earnings? What will Wall Street be focused on? To see, here’s a look at some key factors: Read 

Alibaba IPO: Possibly the Biggest of All Time … But Buyer Beware

Apr 25, 2014, 12:10 pm EST

Alibaba Group is gearing up to be largest initial public offering of all time … and while that’s great news for Alibaba IPO insiders and their Wall Street helpers, all it does for retail investors is increase the odds they’ll do something dumb with their money.

Like invest in the latest overhyped IPO.

Never mind that the Chinese e-commerce giant is going public at a time when some very intelligent investors are worrying about overheated technology stocks — even going so far as to use the B-word. (That would be “bubble.”) Read 

IPOs: 4 Stocks To Buy After The Plunge

Apr 16, 2014, 3:08 pm EST
IPOs: 4 Stocks To Buy After The Plunge

In just a few weeks, much of the air has come out of the IPO market. The damage has been particularly hard for the high-fliers, and some of the drops have been downright scary.

Despite all the trouble, might there be some juicy stocks to buy now?

I think so. For the most part, the plunge in IPOs doesn’t look like a repeat of the dot-com bust. Back then, many of the companies had minimal revenues and huge losses. So when the capital stopped flowing, it caused a flood of disaster for investors. Read 

3 Reasons VJET Stock Will Keep Crashing

Apr 15, 2014, 1:58 pm EST
3 Reasons VJET Stock Will Keep Crashing

3D printing company Voxeljet (VJET) went public back in October. The timing was certainly spot-on, as the stock price soared 122% on its debut and then went on to double from there. But so far this year, there has been a grueling unwinding. In fact, VJET stock is almost back to its offering price. For the year, the return is about -64%.

What went wrong? Well, as should be no surprise, there are a variety of reasons (and with them, lessons for investors). So here’s a look at some of the key reasons VJET stock has tanked. #1 — Momentum Investors

Last year, momentum investors poured huge amounts into red-hot sectors like social media, biotech and, of course, 3D printing stocks. Just about all the names in those industries surged. But such moves generally cannot last for long. After all, aren’t markets supposed to be efficient? Read 

Weibo Leads 10 New Stocks to Watch This Week

Apr 14, 2014, 2:30 pm EST
Weibo Leads 10 New Stocks to Watch This Week

Last week, the IPO market finally started to slow down. There were originally 16 deals on tap, but only 10 made it to the finish line. And, for many of the new stocks that did hit the market, the performances were shaky. For example, Ally Financial (AALY) dropped by 3% and Adamas Pharmaceuticals (ADMS) plunged 19%.

Despite all this, Wall Street bankers have not been deterred. For the upcoming week, there are 10 new stocks to watch. Two are holdovers from last week — City Office REIT and Paycom Software (you can find details on them here).

Here’s a look at the rest of the new stocks to watch this week: Read 

TWTR: 4 Reasons the Twitter Stock Horror Show Will Continue

Apr 11, 2014, 12:12 pm EST
TWTR: 4 Reasons the Twitter Stock Horror Show Will Continue

Twitter (TWTR) has become a sobering example of the inherent risks of buying into a fresh IPO.

Anyone in Twitter at the onset was fine, sure. Twitter stock priced at $26 in November before shooting up to as high as $74 near the end of the year.

But right before 2014 got rolling, Twitter stock began a rocky decline that currently has TWTR shares off 45% from their peak. Read 

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