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Disney vs. Netflix
Media Industry The media industry is certainly becoming a competitive environment with different technology and content companies leading the charge. At the current moment, Netflix is the top dog, while every other company in the industry is trying to gain market share. However, over the years as we've learned through ratings, content is king.
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The Perfect Dividend StockTop Story - August 2018
Summary A great dividend stock both appreciates in stock price and gives an added bonus of a growing yield through dividend payments. A few key metrics to look for in picking a dividend stock are payout ratio, dividend growth over years, profitability, earnings growth, cash flow, debt, and the sector's health.
Which Next Technology Stock Will Soar?
Summary: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.(TTWO) is an American video game holding company. Take-Two Interactive was founded in September 1993 by Ryant Brant in New York City. The company had their initial public offering on April 25, 1997 on the NASDAQ exchange. The company owns several gaming studios such as Rockstar Games, 2K Games, and Private Division, as well as owning a 50 percent stake in the NBA 2K eSports League. Take-Two Interactive has become a global gaming brand since the ascension of game titles like Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, Bioshock, Borderlands, and NBA 2K.
Passive Income: Cryptocurrency Mining
Cloud Mining vs Traditional Mining? Cloud mining is a service that allows consumers to rent cloud storage for mining. The cloud mining method uses hardware in a data center to mine Cryptocurrencies remotely. Thus, this method has limited liability and is stress-free for the consumer. Also, anyone can participate because it does not require any knowledge in mining. However, Hashflare encourages all users to have a basic understanding of mining before using the service. All the work is done by Hashflare. All the consumer does is invest the money. The miner does not need to worry about the configurations of hardware. This method is mainly for novice miners or miners who do not want the hassle of hosting the equipment.
How to Make Money Investing in the Aerospace Sector?
The Aerospace market can be divided into numerous sectors, consisting of: Military Aircrafts, Missiles, Space Aircrafts, Commercial Airlines, and General Aviation. This expansion can be attributed to several factors. In the case of Commercial Airlines, a direct correlation can be seen in the number of aircrafts for commercial use, and an upward trend economically. Tendencies to go on lavish vacations and purchase flights increase as individuals make more money. Military aircrafts and missiles are mainly purchased through government contracts, and with a Republican now in office, it is valid to assume high defense spending will continue. In addition, there are also several events that provide companies with contracts. For example, this past year, in the Paris Air Show, Boeing and Airbus were competing to get orders. In the more recent news, when North Korea was testing missiles, these stocks, along with gold, rallied.
Investing Methods for 2018
Buy the Dip (Quality Companies) If you believe the market is going to grind higher, it is important to consider following this method of trading. Throughout 2017, there has been a series of short-lived rotations out of different sectors. An example of this can be seen in the recent rotation out of technology, and into retail and oil. This rotation has resulted in your favorite technology stocks having lower prices. Another way stock prices can severely decrease is through earnings misses or analysts not liking a company's guidance. For these reasons, I choose not to participate in earning season buying. When purchasing a stock before its earnings, it’s like gambling, since your hoping it will beat earnings and analyst’s expectations. A company will have to do this in order for investors not to take profits on the news. In order to best implement this method, I would recommend buying half the number of shares you want to own when the stock drops a severe amount. Once the investment is made, the next trading days and maybe weeks are essential as you are able to most effectively add to your position. One of the best things about this strategy, is if the price suddenly goes up before you add in, you are still able to make money. In contrast, if the price goes down, you will still have the funds to add to your position and lower your average price. The most important thing is to believe in the stock and your investment, and if you do, you will be incredibly grateful for such a cheap price. This is likely going to be a great opportunity, as the market has immense potential to grind higher for this upcoming year. The key is to buy quality companies that still have great fundamentals and are solely a victim to the rotation.
Investing Strategies for 2018
Portfolio Setup In order to have a successful year, some possible risks should be taken into account. These risks include foreign countries such as North Korea, political cannibalism, Fed rate hikes, and the unknown. In order to best minimize risk, you must diversify your portfolio. Investing in quality companies, ETF’s, Cryptocurrencies, and speculative companies-all having different volatilities-is the perfect way to invest for 2018. Trends have shown that the market will continually grind higher. With that being said, it is my recommendation to have three main accounts to best manage your money.
Which Cryptocurrency is the Next to Boom?
Coinbase is by far the biggest and most popular exchange to invest in Cryptocurrencies. This is because of the user-friendly layout and purchasing of Cryptocurrencies. Most exchanges are complicated in signing up, purchasing coins and transferring money. For Coinbase, all you have to do is enter an email, driver’s license and bank account or credit/debit card. This easy to use system has sparked tremendous growth for Coinbase with over 13,300,000 users in November of 2017. The downfall of the exchange is that they only have four Cryptocurrencies to buy Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, and Litecoin. However, Coinbase is looking to add more Cryptocurrencies soon. Will they do this by adding them directly to Coinbase or there acquired exchange GDAX? GDAX is mainly for institutional investors who are looking to transfer a lot of funds and GDAX covers the fee for the miners to transfer the funds. Coinbase /GDAX have requirements to see if the currencies are up to their standards and to make sure they feel comfortable offering this asset to their customer base. Those categories they are looking for are: Mission and Values: