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Two Alternative Data Charts for Lumentum (NASDAQ: LITE)

Lumentum Holdings (NASDAQ: LITE) has been interesting to look at over the last month or so. From a high of nearly $68, the stock fell all the way to $58 and seems to be bouncing back - but will it hold! We thought it might be interesting to look at two alternative data charts to get some idea. Confidence Meter [caption id="attachment_1928" align="aligncenter" width="719"] LITE Confidence Meter[/caption] The LITE Confidence Meter is
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The Snap Inc. Conundrum

Much has been written about Snapchat (Ok ok, Snap Inc.) over the last 5 months. Is this another Twitter in the making? Could it get worse? Will it get acquired now that the shares are down 50% of the IPO price? etc. etc. Like often though, things are not as simple as they seem to appear. So before one decides to get in or get out of SNAP, here are some
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Ideas are the Bedrock of Successful Investments

Much has been said about discovering the right investable security – in most cases, a “winning” stock – that ends up making lives of investor and careers of analysts/fund managers. But unfortunately, there’s still not quite enough in terms of products and platforms out there to help people discover potentially great ideas. There are scores of stories around of an investor having made an investment in a Ford in the
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Have more than one brokerage accounts? Bring them into Stockal

Managing money invested across multiple brokerage accounts is never easy. And a lot of us own and operate multiple accounts. Opening different accounts as and when an opportunity (or need?) comes up. For instance, our 401(k) account takes care of most of our compliance needs. Then there’s an account for other passive instruments and, potentially one more for active – often mostly stock – investments. Some brokers offer better commission rates
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Is PayPal Living Up to Expectations?

The way the financial services industry is being shaken up, one would expect that PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) - once a true-blue disruptor - has everything going for it. But somehow, it's not been able to garner enough Wall Street confidence. For sure, like most tech players, the PYPL stock gave pretty good returns over the last one year - going from $36 all the way up to $59. But still analyst
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Stockal Partners With NASDAQ

Life of an early stage business is like that of a toddler. You see her after a few months and "suddenly", she's able to walk & make some conversation. Stockal will, sort of, be in that stage for a couple more years. So when you get a note from us every other month, we will hopefully have something significant to share. Always. Also, as a young company you're pulling multiple levers (pardon
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How We Address The Noise Issue In Investing News & Analysis

When it comes to typical stock market data, people assume it to be price data, company fundamentals and some technical indicators – most of which is nicely structured and straightforward to analyze. But off late it’s been seen that “alpha” lies in information that is not easily available, rests in disparate sources and is generally quite difficult to navigate through. Of course, it’s only natural that something that takes extra
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Why Exxon Mobil is a Stock That Needs Your Attention

Some companies are built for the ages and Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM) is, for sure, one of them. The company has managed to do a couple of things that most businesses in general and oil companies in particular find it very difficult to achieve in the stock market context. First, it has battled oil price volatility much better than most of its competition. Second, and importantly for value and long-term
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Juniper (NYSE: JNPR) Is Attracting All Kinds of Interest

This is the second communications stock we're talking about this week. After covering Ciena Corp. yesterday, we got quite interesting feedback on the sector in general and other telecom stocks in particular. So well, Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) is going through a very interesting phase. After going from about $20 all the way over $30 in less than a year, the stock saw some correction, falling about 10% in just