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  • Swipe Profits With This Industry Giant

    By Joseph Solitro - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: AXP, MA, V

    Over the last several years, the world has begun its switch from paper money to plastic cards. This trend has fueled incredible growth for credit card companies, and made Visa (NYSE: V) a goldmine for investors. After pulling back about 11.5% in less than a month, Visa could be a great value play at this level. 

    The company and its quarter

    Visa is the world's largest retail electronic more »

  • A MONster of an Opportunity

    By Joseph Solitro - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: MON, SYT

    While the market sits near all-time highs, looking for a fresh investment opportunity is not an easy task. It's rarely smart to buy a stock at its 52-week high, so instead, we must search for the names who have pulled back. The global powerhouse Monsanto (NYSE: MON) has declined 11% over the last three months and has the appearance of an incredible value play. Let's dig deeper and more »

  • Why China's Telling You to Buy Industrial Stocks

    By Joseph Solitro - April 12, 2013 | Tickers: AA, CAT, JOY

    Industrial stocks have been beaten down over the last few weeks, but the tide is starting to turn. China released positive economic data that will help curb the uncertainty of this market, and Alcoa gave us its projected growth by sector. It is time to take a look at the companies that will benefit the most from China's strengthening economy. 

    Chinese imports

    China posted a trade deficit for March more »

  • Why This Grocer Could Make You a Whole Bunch of Money

    By Joseph Solitro - April 12, 2013 | Tickers: NGVC, TFM, WFM

    Over the last six months, shares of Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) have fallen 18.8%. But this company's earnings growth and potential rewards far exceed its risks, suggesting that its current sell-off could be overblown.

    The fall from $100.45 to $81.50

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    Shares dropped 9.7% on Feb. 14 after the company updated its 2013 guidance. Management said it expects revenue growth between 10% and 11%, which more »

  • 3 Pullbacks to Take a Look At

    By Joseph Solitro - April 8, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, LOCK, WFM

    It is not easy finding high-quality stocks to invest in during this raging bull market. Most companies have run up substantially, but there are three that have lagged behind. I believe the following three stocks have the potential to rebound and outperform the market for the rest of 2013.

    Chinese giant

    Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) serves as the primary search engine for China's 1.3 billion citizens. It's structured more »

  • A Whole Lot of Money to be Made

    By Joseph Solitro - April 8, 2013 | Tickers: NGVC, TFM, WFM

    Over the last six months, Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) has fallen 18.8%. The selling is well overdone and it is time for a rebound and strong run higher. The growth of earnings and potential reward of this company far exceeds the risks and I think it should be bought right now.

    The fall from $100.45 to $81.50

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    We saw a 9.7% drop on Feb. 14 more »

  • The Perfect Portfolio for the Young Investor

    By Joseph Solitro - April 7, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, EBAY, GOOG, KMP, KORS

    We all know that we need to begin investing as young as possible to one day be able to retire the way we want. However, we still need to pick the right companies to grow our money and lead us to the promised land. I have a list of companies that have growth, dividends, or a mixture of both, which make up the perfect portfolio for the young investor.

    Stay more »

  • Buy These Refiners on the Dip

    By Joseph Solitro - April 6, 2013 | Tickers: CVRR, VLO, WNR

    Refiners witnessed a steep decline last week. The drop was caused by the Environmental Protection Agency's proposal of new pollution standards for gasoline. I do not believe the new standards will be accepted due to the costs being much higher than the benefits, resulting in the refiners returning to previous levels.

    The proposal

    The proposed standards would require refiners to reduce the amount of sulfur in gasoline to 10 more »

  • 3 Companies to Buy Before Earnings

    By Joseph Solitro - April 5, 2013 | Tickers: FDO, JBHT, JPM

    It's earnings season again and there are a flurry of stocks reporting in the next few weeks. A positive report or raised guidance can cause substantial runs higher and I do not want to miss out on the profits. I rarely recommend buying before earnings are released, but there are three companies that I just cannot resist. 

    $1 at a time

    Family Dollar (NYSE: FDO) is set to report more »

  • Linked and Loaded for Growth

    By Joseph Solitro - April 4, 2013 | Tickers: FB, LNKD, MWW

    The job market has become more challenging than ever. With tens of thousands of new graduates joining the search each year, they must find a way to distinguish themselves to employers. A professional way to show what you know, what you have done, who you know, and network with other professionals is to create a LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) account. I believe the challenge of standing out will propel LinkedIn to more »

  • Buy These Refiners on the Dip

    By Joseph Solitro - April 3, 2013 | Tickers: CVRR, VLO, WNR

    Refiners have seen a steep decline over the last 2 trading days. The drop has been caused by the Environmental Protection Agency's proposal of new pollution standards for gasoline. I do not believe the new standards will be accepted due to the costs being much higher than the benefits, resulting in the refiners returning to previous levels.

    The proposal

    The proposed standards would require refiners to reduce the amount more »

  • A Star Who Has Lagged the Market

    By Joseph Solitro - April 3, 2013 | Tickers: DNKN, GMCR, SBUX

    With the S&P 500 climbing 7.26% year-to-date, the largest coffee retailer in the world has only inched up 3.55%. Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) recorded record earnings in 2012 and is going to continue to grow over the next several years. I believe this underperformance has provided a buying opportunity for those searching for an investment in this high-flying market.

    2012 in review

    Fiscal 2012 was a record year more »

  • Face the Facts and Invest in This Company

    By Joseph Solitro - April 3, 2013 | Tickers: FB, LNKD, ZNGA

    Chances are you, all of your friends, all of their friends, your co-workers, your parents, and even your grandparents have a Facebook (NASDAQ: FB). It is arguably the most popular company in the United States and was easily the most anticipated IPO of 2012. As the S&P 500 has risen 7.26% in 2013 to its all-time high, Facebook has fallen 8.64%. I do not think it more »

  • 3 Pullbacks to Take a Look At

    By Joseph Solitro - April 2, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, LOCK, WFM

    It is not easy finding high-quality stocks to invest in during this raging bull market. Most companies have run up substantially, but there are three who have lagged behind. I believe the following three stocks have the potential to rebound and outperform the market for the rest of 2013.

    Chinese giant

    Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) serves as the primary search engine for China's 1.3 billion people. It is structured more »

  • CAT Is Being a Dog, but Not for Long

    By Joseph Solitro - March 28, 2013 | Tickers: CAT, DE, JOY

    Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT), the world's largest manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, reported record earnings in 2012. Its stock has fallen over 12% since Feb. 1 on economic worries and disappointing sales numbers. I believe the selling is overdone and Caterpillar is about to rise over 10%. 

    The drop

    The decline in February began after news that U.S. productivity declined 2% in December. Caterpillar relies on economic growth more »

  • The Bull Case for Intuitive Surgical

    By Joseph Solitro - March 25, 2013 | Tickers: ISRG

    Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ: ISRG) has helped save millions of lives with its surgical systems and instruments. However, the company has come under fire as the safety of its products have come into question. I do not believe the claims are legitimate, and I think the stock is set to soar back to its 52 week high. 

    The da Vinci 

    Intuitive Surgical manufactures surgical systems, instruments, and accessories for various procedures more »

  • ULTA is Set to Soar

    By Joseph Solitro - March 25, 2013 | Tickers: RL, SBH, ULTA

    ULTA Salon, Cosmetics, & Fragrance (NASDAQ: ULTA) is America's largest beauty retailer, but has not been treated like the powerhouse that it is lately. The company has faced two steep declines since Feb. 13  following its CEO stepping down and disappointing guidance. The stock had fallen 25.6% at one point, but has rallied nearly 5% since, and I do not think the rally is close to being over. 

    Bye more »

  • The Company Dressing America's Workforce

    By Joseph Solitro - March 24, 2013 | Tickers: CTAS, GK, UNF

    The United States economy is rebounding steadily and unemployment numbers are beginning to fall. As companies add more employees, the demand for uniforms and apparel goes up. However, the main player in this industry missed earnings and has fallen nearly 6%. 

    Uniforms & more

    More than 5 million Americans go to work every day in a Cintas (NASDAQ: CTAS) uniform, giving it the highest share in the uniform industry. Some of more »

  • The Best of Breed Brokerage Company

    By Joseph Solitro - March 20, 2013 | Tickers: SCHW, ETFC, AMTD

    Editor's Note: Per a Schwab PR rep and the corporate website, they actually do have introductory offers for new clients. This version has been corrected.

    As the market continues to gain strength, more people are beginning to enter the investing world. With financial advisors, hedge fund managers, and other professionals being less trusted than ever, people want to invest on their own. In doing so, chances are they will more »

  • Buy Michael Kors on the Pullback

    By Joseph Solitro - March 19, 2013 | Tickers: COH, KORS, EL

    Michael Kors (NYSE: KORS) is arguably the most loved, fashionable brand in the world right now. Since reporting a blowout quarter and hitting its 52-week high, the stock has pulled back a significant amount. It is time to pile in and earn a high percentage return over the next several years. 

    The Blowout

    On Feb. 12, Michael Kors reported one of the most impressive quarters I have seen in quite more »

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