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Amazon may be in the middle of its Prime Day shopping bonanza, but that doesn’t mean the stock is without risk.
'[We] saw a material rise in penetration this year.'
JPMorgan analysts are raising their 12-month S&P 500 price target to 3,200 from 3,000.
Futures: The stock market rally is at record highs, but earnings are about to flood in. Here are five steps for navigating earnings season.
Don't let soft earnings surprise you when the streaming-video giant reports second-quarter results later this week. Management saw it coming.
Netflix (NFLX), the cable killer, is continuing its tear with subscription growth appearing to be proliferating to no end, although Disney's (DIS) Disney+ video streaming platform has some investors nervous.
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) submits a BLA to the FDA, seeking approval for a subcutaneous formulation of its multiple myeloma drug.
Twitter (TWTR) stock gained around 2.2% through Monday. The social media company's stock continues to post positive gains leading up to its earnings report on July 26. YTD, TWTR is up over 34%.
There have been some stunning developments in the stock market recently. Last Wednesday, the S&P 500 broke above 3,000 -- 3,002.98, to be exact -- an historic new high. And then Thursday, the Dow cracked 27,000, a record-breaking all-time high, too.Source: FlickrThat's fantastic!Remember, just a few months ago the financial talking heads were giving all kinds of reasons to scare investors out of the market. The U.S.-China trade war … the (briefly) inverted yield curve … an earnings recession … All of which triggered an increase in market volatility and had investors running to the sidelines. But now, that fear of jumping in has been replaced with the fear of missing out, or as the younger folks like to say, "FOMO."InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsNow, if you've been following me here or are subscribed to Growth Investor, then you know I've strongly encouraged folks to ignore the financial media and stay invested, even on the big market down days.Here are just a few examples …Back in early January, we saw some major market gyrations. Folks were nervous, but I knew that the foundation of the stock market remained quite healthy. You see, I saw that after the big selling a lot of buying pressure, or the "smart money," was emerging. Simply put, the smart money came to rescue the market. I encouraged my subscribers to buy the dip. As expected, the stock market proved to be very resilient. Both the S&P 500 and Dow ended the month up over 7%.We saw some more market oscillations in May when the U.S.-China trade wars and European Union (EU) elections triggered panic sell-offs. Again, I viewed the weakness as an incredible buying opportunity. I encouraged my subscribers to hold on and stay invested. By June, the market had rebounded strongly.In between the choppy market action, subscribers across all my services were still able to lock in stunning triple-digit gains in companies like NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) for a 274% return in January, a 115% profit in Worldpay (NYSE:WP) in March, a 150% gain in World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) in May, a 122% return in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) in June and a hefty 211% return in IntriCon, Inc.(NASDAQ:IIN) in June, too.We did this by putting our emotions to the side and investing in companies with strong fundamentals, earnings and sales growth, rather than waiting for the market to turn around. The truth of the matter is it's nearly impossible to time the market bottom or top. So, you invest in the creme de la creme of stocks, as these companies will come out on top in the end. And that's exactly what we did.And now, here we are, with two major indexes sitting at record highs. When you tally up the numbers, this means that the S&P is up over 20% and the Dow is up over 15% since the opening bell rang in the New Year.The Rally Isn't Over YetHowever, I think this market rally is just getting started.There are two big positives that should continue to drive the broader market higher. July, overall, is historically a seasonally strong month -- and this year should be no different. Second-quarter results will start to be released around mid-month. And since the best quarterly results tend to be reported early in the season, we should see a nice boost to the stock market overall towards the end of July. So, the second half of July should benefit from wave-after-wave of positive earnings.A key interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve would also be a very good thing for the market. In last month's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) statement, the Fed removed the word "patient" and cited that slowing global growth is influencing the FOMC's interest rate decisions. I said last week that the Fed never fights market rates. So, as the Treasury yields collapse, the Fed has no choice but to slash key interest rates. This is an ideal environment for stock appreciation.Consider this: Due to falling Treasury yields, the average median forecasted price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio for the S&P 500 could expand from 15.5 to 20, or higher. So, when you couple falling interest rates with the fact that major central banks like the European Central Bank (ECB) and Federal Reserve will be cutting key interest rates, then it is very possible that the S&P could appreciate another 30% on the recent global interest rate collapse.Bottom line: There's a lot of potential upside in the current market environment. So if you haven't invested yet, then I strongly encourage you begin investing now so you don't miss out on the big gains ahead.If you're not sure where to get started, I recommend checking out Growth Investor. I recently recommended a new stock and released my fresh list of Top 5 Stocks, all of which are great places to park new money. You can sign up here.I also have three special reports for you, which are yours -- free of charge if you sign up now. They go in-depth on three of the hottest sectors set to explode: artificial intelligence (AI), cybersecurity and the 5G revolution. And I give you my number-one pick for each space, too. I don't want you to miss out on these profitable trends, so click here to get your free reports today.Louis Navellier is a renowned growth investor. He is the editor of four investing newsletters: Growth Investor, Breakthrough Stocks, Accelerated Profits and Platinum Growth. His most popular service, Growth Investor, has a track record of beating the market 3:1 over the last 14 years. He uses a combination of quantitative and fundamental analysis to identify market-beating stocks. Mr. Navellier has made his proven formula accessible to investors via his free, online stock rating tool, PortfolioGrader.com. Louis Navellier may hold some of the aforementioned securities in one or more of his newsletters. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Dependable Dividend Stocks to Buy * 10 Stocks Driving the Market to All-Time Highs (And Why) * 7 Short Squeeze Stocks With Big Upside Potential The post Don't Miss Out on the Next Big Stock Market Rally appeared first on InvestorPlace.
With Q2's Netflix earnings just around the corner, here's what you can expect from the online streaming giant and the broader streaming space.
Stocks stagnated on Monday, as investors gear up for the start of earnings throughout the week. Let's look at a few top stock trades to kick off the week. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow 1: Symantec Click to EnlargeBroadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO) is reportedly walking away from talks to buy Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC), causing the latter to drop by almost 12% on the day. On the plus side though, SYMC is rallying off its low. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsShares are up off the lows and north of the 200-day and 50-day moving averages. For those that feel compelled to buy SYMC -- I am not one of them -- they may want to consider using a stop loss at Monday's lows. If that's too tight, then we at least need to see the stock hold these two key moving averages. See if it can climb over its 20-day moving average on the upside, or if it acts as resistance. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow 2: Advanced Micro Devices Click to EnlargeAdvanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) surged to $34 and backed off last week. On Monday, it's right back to its bullish ways, pushing up to new highs. The stock is holding up over $34, while prior resistance at $33 is now proving to be support. As long as this one holds the 20-day, uptrend support and $33, investors can keep riding it higher. Below and AMD may need some time to digest the gains. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow 3: Twitter Click to EnlargeLast week, shares of Twitter (NASDAQ:TWTR) broke out over downtrend resistance (blue line). It's now over its 20-day and 50-day moving average as well. As far as upside targets go, $40 would bring TWTR back near its May highs, while a run to $42 would fill the gap from last July. Shares need to hold above $37 to keep the setup intact. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow 4: Netflix Click to EnlargeNetflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) remains range-bound, stuck between $340 and $385. If I were long NFLX, I would like to see the stock cooling off as it is ahead of its July 17th earnings report. Going in too hot could cause a selloff. On its post-earnings reaction, see if NFLX can breakout over $385 or hold $340 on a pullback. Sooner or later, we'll have some action. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow 5: Guardant Health Click to EnlargeGuardant Health (NASDAQ:GH) shares are moving well on Monday, up almost 10%. Shares are pushing through current resistance near $92.50 to $94. As long as it holds above this mark, a push to $100 and possibly the 52-week highs near $106.50 are in play. * 7 Dependable Dividend Stocks to Buy If prior resistance fails to hold as support, see that uptrend support near $85 holds. Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Dependable Dividend Stocks to Buy * 10 Stocks Driving the Market to All-Time Highs (And Why) * 7 Short Squeeze Stocks With Big Upside Potential The post 5 Top Stock Trades for Tuesday: AMD, TWTR, NFLX appeared first on InvestorPlace.
“We find that approximately 82% of outstanding credit card balances are debt, or that they are revolved for a month or more,” they write. The numbers are almost as bad even among those with high credit scores, they report. In other words, over half of credit-card balances are part of debt that is being carried for more than 12 months.
Jul.15 -- Andre Swanston, Tru Optik chief executive officer and co-founder, previews second-quarter earnings results from Netflix Inc. on "Bloomberg Technology."