A Solution to the Identity Crisis @Twitter

I’m on a bit of a Twitter (TWTR) rant lately. That is to say that Twitter has been on my mind both as an investment and as a platform I use daily. I find tremendous value in Twitter and this has caused me to give a great deal of consideration to its documented failings. Twitter the stock has been obliterated due to an inability to grow the monthly active user base while Twitter the company has been chastised for allowing anonymous accounts to post hateful and abusive messages and otherwise harass users whose opinions differ from their own. All of this is happening while Twitter is in the midst of an identity crisis, not because new users expect it to be more like Facebook (FB) but because those who are not using Twitter are wondering why they would need another Facebook.  Continue reading “A Solution to the Identity Crisis @Twitter”

What’s Missing at @Twitter?

Let me start this post out by stating that I believe in the long term prospects of Twitter (TWTR)  I’m an investor in the stock and a Monthly Active User (MAU) of the platform. In fact, to the dismay of all my friends on the technical side, I’ve remained long the stock despite the obvious and very painful downtrend. So the question I’m about to ask comes from the perspective of an avid user who holds a (not as large as it once was) investment in the stock. If, after reading this, you  still question my belief in the potential of Twitter, read this article I wrote in March, 2015.  Continue reading “What’s Missing at @Twitter?”

Stock Trading 101: Learn to Manage Risk with Position Sizing

“If you learn why people lose and thereby control losses, profits will follow” 

 

The above quote comes from the book:  What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars by Jim Paul. The premise of the book is that while there are many ways that people win in the stock market, there are only a few ways that people lose, therefore, rather than study all the disparate “winning systems,” we should seek to understand the small number of ways that market participants lose money and avoid repeating them. It’s a great book and it got me thinking about all the conversations I’ve had with retail traders and investors and how so very few of them talk about their trading plan and how they manage risk…. Guess what! Having no plan and not understanding how to manage risk are two of the ways in which market participants lose money!  Continue reading “Stock Trading 101: Learn to Manage Risk with Position Sizing”

Methode Electronics Continued Margin Expansion Could Send Shares Higher $MEI

Methode Electronics (MEI) reported Q3 earnings this morning and missed revenue expectations of $209.7 million, posting a $206 million top line number but posted a very strong earnings per share (EPS) beat of .68 cents per share vs. consensus estimates of .49 cents per share.

But the story here for investors lies in the margin expansion. When Methode reported a top and bottom line beat in Q2, shares sold off. This happened because analysts reported their belief that margin expansion was slowing – Methode reported margin expansion in Q2 from 21.7% to 26.2% – a 20.7% improvement quarter over quarter.  Continue reading “Methode Electronics Continued Margin Expansion Could Send Shares Higher $MEI”

MiMedx Beats on Revenue and Guidance is Bullish $MDXG

MiMedx (MDXG) announced Q4 earnings this morning and exceeded the upper-end of their guidance with revenue of $39.6 million – up 120% year over year. They reported full-year revenue of $118.2 million which doubled 2013 revenue and also exceeded the upper-end of their guidance. But the story for investors is the fact that they guided in-line.

Why is an in-line guide bullish for investors?  Continue reading “MiMedx Beats on Revenue and Guidance is Bullish $MDXG”

4 Small Cap #Stocks That Could Be Winners In 2015 – $TUBE, $AMBA, $MDXG, $MEI

2014 was a tough year for small caps with the Russell 2000 Small Cap Index underperforming the S&P 500 by nearly 8%. This trend should reverse in 2015.  Small cap stocks are more closely correlated to the domestic economy and an improving economy combined with the low-interest rate environment should benefit small caps more substantially that their larger counterparts. With this theory in mind, here are a few small cap stocks that could be winners in 2015:  Continue reading “4 Small Cap #Stocks That Could Be Winners In 2015 – $TUBE, $AMBA, $MDXG, $MEI”

Methode Electronics is a Small-Cap Growth Stock Priced Like a Value Stock $MEI

Methode Electronics (MEI) holds 290 technology patents. Thier tech can be found acoss a multitude of sectors with a heavy concentration in automotive center stacks/consoles. The Methode management team has been executing and the company is experiencing exceptional top and bottom line growth. The below link will take you to my analysis of this stock. It’s free for 30 days. After 30 days it will only be available to PRO subscribers.

http://seekingalpha.com/article/2718925-methode-electronics-growth-story-is-under-appreciated-q2-earnings-call-could-be-a-catalyst

Disclosure: I am long $MEI