The Story Behind an 89% Gain
Jan30

The Story Behind an 89% Gain

This week, we caught up with Eirik Nordgaard, who placed the best trade on SprinkleBit by selling some of his position in Nike Inc ($NKE) with an 89% gain. He gave us some good insight on his thinking: 1. What originally motivated you to purchase Nike? It was a stock that I always kept an eye on and monitored. I thought at the time that it was undervalued compared to what the company was forecasting, so overall it looked like a cheap...

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Apple: Q1 2015 Earnings (INFOGRAPHIC)
Jan27

Apple: Q1 2015 Earnings (INFOGRAPHIC)

It's been a tough quarter for American businesses that are heavily involved in business overseas. Why? Well, with the eurozone crisis continuing and interest rates still low, the dollar has become very strong, which has adversely affected profits for these companies abroad. To put it simply, imagine a product being sold for 10 euros in France with the exchange rate at 1.4 USD for 1 Euro, this product would bring back $14 of revenue...

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Storage Space: The Case of Nimble
Jan26

Storage Space: The Case of Nimble

Remember when the iPod mini capacity was 1GB? Remember when 200 GB was an enormous amount of memory on a laptop? Remember how a single computer in the 60's took up an entire room? As our technology grows, the need for more efficient storage solutions increases, and these days many companies compete to offer storage solutions for companies and individuals that are more efficient. Many companies compete in this space, but today I want...

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Market Watch 1/26
Jan25

Market Watch 1/26

In Review Despite being shortened by Martin Luther King Day, last week was full of action in the U.S. Markets. For one, the week finally ended solidly higher, after a three week period of declines. A big part of this was the European Central Bank's quantitative easing plans that were announced on Thursday, which helped increase general confidence in the global markets. They will begin buying long-term bonds in the aim of lowering...

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The “Upside of Down Oil”
Jan22

The “Upside of Down Oil”

Pulling the trigger on investing opportunities can be difficult at the best of times.  To step back and see the bigger perspective might help a DIY investor to understand the short term market anomalies that otherwise keeps them awake at night.  Lately, it's been declining oil prices.  What is underlying such a dramatic shift in the price of oil, and is it yet time to invest? Let's put this into context. Declining Oil Prices  If you...

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Netflix (NFLX) Beats Earnings [Infograph]
Jan20

Netflix (NFLX) Beats Earnings [Infograph]

It always exciting too see beloved companies comeback after a harsh quarter. This is really the case of Netflix ($NFLX). There has been a lot of talk about them during the last week in the SprinkleBit community, resulting in several long positions. Well, those savvy investors can now smile all the way to the bank with a boost of over $70 per share since last week. Netflix ($NFLX) reported this afternoon for its 4th quarter and revenue...

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