Wednesday, August 30, 2017

SHOP 'til You Drop

Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) has been on a tear since its IPO in 2015. The stock has more than doubled in the past year and the company now holds a market cap over 10 billion dollars. You might think that it is too late to get in on this party, but we think there is plenty of room to grow.

What is Shopify? They are an e-commerce company for businesses of all size. They can help with building an online shop, processing payments, tracking inventory, even managing a retail presence. By taking these items out of the equation, the businesses can focus on the products they create. Over $40 billion of product has been sold through Shopify so far and 500,000+ businesses have signed up. Several big names are already on the platform, including Tesla, Red Bull, GE, and Nestle. As the list grows, Shopify will become the leader of the e-commerce world.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Old People = Money

With advances in medicine, Americans are living longer and longer. However, this comes with a cost. Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes, etc. can require long term treatments. Many seniors will spend years in nursing facilities. Without major reform, expenses will skyrocket. But by playing your cards right, those expenses will become your profits.

Pharmaceuticals will be one of the beneficiaries of the aging population. When they are the only source for a life-saving treatment, the sky’s the limit for what they will charge. (Side note: drug companies make their money on treating diseases, not curing them.) There are ‘safe’ companies like Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) that tend to rise steadily and offer a good dividend. Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY) has seen a pullback in the last year and might offer opportunities for future growth. Many of the smaller companies can be very volatile, popping or dropping with the results of a clinical trial. Picking up a pharmaceutical ETF can be a great way to gain exposure without taking on too much risk.

Dividend investors may want to take a look at Omega Healthcare Investors Inc (NYSE:OHI). This company is a REIT that provides leases / mortgages to skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities. At the time of writing, they offer a juicy 8%+ dividend. The share price has been coming down from its highs in 2015, which could actually be seen as a benefit for someone getting in now. Be aware, however, that any reduction to the dividend could be disastrous to this stock.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Bread and Butter

It's no secret - Oprah Winfrey loves bread and eats it EVERY day.  Since Oprah bought in to Weight Watchers (NYSE:WTW) in September 2015, the stock has been hot and rising like a loaf of bread in the oven.  But we have mixed opinions on this one - there's still room to grow and make some dough, but you may get burned.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Heavyweight Champion of your Portfolio

World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE:WWE) has long been a favorite stock of ours. From its strong dividend to its powerful streaming network, WWE can be the champion of your portfolio. There’s been a big push to expand to new markets (specifically India and China). If successful, this will provide the company with growth for years to come!

Friday, August 4, 2017

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