Stocks & Bonds

Too Hot to Handle: Are Shares of Coffee Retailers Overheated?

By Andrew Nyquist After standing toe to toe with the financial crisis and absorbing multiple economic body blows, retailers (and coffee stocks) like Starbucks (SBUX), Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR), and Caribou Coffee (CBOU) stand as strong examples of just how valuable coffee is to the American consumer.  Tighter budget or…

Reader Radar: Help, My Stock Received a Buyout Offer

By Andrew Nyquist First and foremost, I want to thank the many readers that take the time to send in comments and questions each week.  As a way of showing my appreciation, I am starting a column called Reader Radar, in which I will highlight a recent comment or question from…

The Anatomy of a Trader, Part 1 of 5: Brain Basics

By Andrew Nyquist Okay, investor nation, this is part one of a five part series focusing on how to elevate your investment game to the next level.  The idea is to illuminate traits and skills that will assist you in becoming a more confident, successful investor.  But before we sweat the…

HITK: A Cheap Small Cap With Strong Fundamentals

By Joshua Schroeder In late August I wrote an article about my approach to investing that consists of a high quality core of between 15 and 20 dividend paying stocks barbelled with 5 to 10 undervalued more speculative companies that represent good risk/reward opportunities.  Below is an analysis of Hi-Tech Pharmacal…

Quick Take: Mind Tricks and Stock Market Resistance Levels

By Andrew Nyquist If I’ve learned anything during my time investing, it’s that highly visible support and resistance levels work.  But the trick to taking advantage of them is having enough discipline and patience to weather the mind tricks.  The market tape almost always gets silly as we near important levels and investors…

Quick Take: Market Nearing Short Term Top

By Andrew Nyquist With today’s push above 1224, the S&P 500 has perfected a TD 9 sell set up, which should produce a downside reaction sometime over the next 4 days.  I wrote about this possibility yesterday morning here.  Note also that the SPX is close to breaking above its 2+ month highs in and…

The Stock Market, Unplugged

By Andrew Nyquist It’s times like the past two weeks where the tension across America becomes palatable… and the growing disconnect between Wall Street and Main Street glaring.  Reminds me of Soul Asylum’s “Misery:” We could build a factory and make misery We’ll create the cure; we made the disease Frustrated,…

Five Stocks to Buy in September, Revisited

By Andrew Nyquist Back in early September, I wrote about Five Stocks that I felt were nearing the buy zone and could be bought before month end for a short to medium term investment.  By and large, the strategy has worked, as all of the targeted buy zones were hit and…

Quick Take: Will Apple Stock Continue to Grind Higher?

By Andrew Nyquist Let’s face it, Apple (AAPL) is a popular stock.  Many people own it, many love it, and many watch it as a current barometer of market health.  Since the stock market bottom last week, Apple stock has seen its shares run 10% higher.  But the stock has been volatile of late and continues…