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Dec
30
Ida Hansen
Caterpillar Stays True to Form, Up for Year
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For patient, savvy investors looking for long term gains, Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) is a very appealing stock for a variety of factors. Caterpillar, a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE: DIA), is the world’s largest heavy equipment maker. It is also a very volatile stock.  The beta for Caterpillar is 1.65.  That means […]

Dec
29
Ida Hansen
BP PLC Increasing Production!
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For those looking for bullish indicators in the energy sector, BP BPC (NYSE: BP) just announced plans to increase oil production by 900,000 barrels a day by 2020. BP PLC is the second largest oil company, Big Oil in every way with operations around the world. Like so many others in the oil and natural […]

Dec
26
Ida Hansen
For those Bullish on Natural Gas, there is Southwestern Energy
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For those who are bullish on natural gas, there is Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE: SWN). Based in Houston, Southwestern Energy Co. has been expanding in presence in natural gas, especially in the Fayetteville Shale in Arkansas and the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania. This comes at a time when others such as BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP), […]

Dec
24
Ida Hansen
Like Southwest, Spirit Airlines is Soaring, Too!
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Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) and Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE) are both doing very well in an economic environment that featues strong growth and falling oil prices. Strong economic growth just took the Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE: DIA) over 18,000. When the economy is expanding, the number of passengers for airlines is increasing. That increases […]

Dec
23
Ida Hansen
Southwest Airlines Continues Soaring
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There is much to be said for investing in the best-run companies in a sector, such as Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV). Many previous articles on this site have been bullish on Southwest Airlines. Southwest Airlines is up for the last month, quarter, six months, and year of market action.  For 2014, Southwest Airlines has soared […]

Dec
22
Ida Hansen
Natural Gas Giveth, Natural Gas Taketh
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A recent article on this site detailed how United States Natural Gas (NYSE: UNG), the exchange traded fund for natural gas, was up for the week. Today United States Natural Gas is off due to a warm weather report. It has been a brutal period for fossil fuels: securities for oil, coal, and natural gas […]

Dec
19
Ida Hansen
United States Natural Gas Up for Week
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Cold weather in America has United States Natural Gas (NYSE: UNG) up for the last week of market action. This is a bullish indicator for United States Natural Gas in what has been a bearish market for fossil fuels such as oil, coal, and natural gas. The exchanged traded fund for oil, United States Oil, […]

Dec
19
Ida Hansen
Royal Dutch Shell is Bullish: Should all Long Term Investors be Buying?
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Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS-A) is continuing to expand in areas such as Africa and the Arctic, among others, even with the falling price of oil and natural gas. The largest oil and natural gas firm in the world, Royal Dutch Shell is “Big Oil” by every meaning. But its stock price is not as […]

Dec
18
Ida Hansen
Long Term Investors do not have to Worry about Scams
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A recent article on this site detailed the hoax about how a schoolboy in New York City fooled the media into believing he had made $72 million trading securities during recess. Of little surprise, it turned out to be a hoax. The aftermath is replete with articles about how to spot a stock hoax.  That […]

Dec
16
Ida Hansen
What a Surprise that a Schoolboy did not Make $72 million Trading Stocks!
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Mohammed Islam is a 17-year old schoolboy in New York City who claimed he made $72 million dollars trading stocks and other securities during recess at school. His story, based on a “life-long passion” for trading, received a great deal of media attention in New York magazine and other outlets. Of little surprise to anyone […]