Although special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, gained notoriety over the trailing year-and-a-half period, they do offer a clear advantage to retail investors. Without these blank-check firms, regular folks may not have a chance to buy names like Skillz (NYSE:SKLZ) stock. Source: NYCStock / Shutterstock.com That’s because traditional market debuts are comparatively onerous, perhaps enough
I have been wrong on Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) thus far. I kept expecting the “Dogs of the Dow” theory to come into play, where underperforming, high-quality tech stocks would fetch a bid. For BABA stock — and others, like Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) until very recently — that hasn’t panned out too well. Source: BigTunaOnline / Shutterstock.com
Support.com (NASDAQ:SPRT) holds its special meeting on Sept. 10 to vote on its merger with Greenridge Generation Holdings. The merger’s acceptance requires that more than 50% of owners of SPRT stock vote to approve the deal. Source: Shutterstock.com The two parties announced their merger on March 22. The day before the merger announcement, SPRT closed
Let me ask you a simple question: how do you discover new brands and products? Do you still use magazines and physical catalogs? Or are you an Amazon.com person? Maybe you use Google? Well, if you’re like most people, the number one way you discover new brands and products isn’t any of those things. Instead,
Have you seen gene editing and sequencing stocks recently? Source: Connect world / Shutterstock.com Illumina (NASDAQ:ILMN) is up 20% over the past three months. Beam Therapeutics (NASDAQ:BEAM) is up 45%. Editas Medicine (NASDAQ:EDIT) is up 90%. Intellia Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NTLA) is up 150%. Folks, the Genomic Revolution is here. And while everyone can see those big
It’s been a little more than three weeks since Zomedica (NYSEAMERICAN:ZOM) reported its Q2 results. Despite reasonably healthy sales, ZOM stock gained just 14% from Aug. 11 through the end of the month. Source: Postmodern Studio / Shutterstock.com Another InvestorPlace columnist, Ian Bezek, recently argued that Zomedica needs to raise its revenues considerably before investors
Online personal finance company SoFi Technologies (NASDAQ:SOFI) is one of the most relevant offerings in the market today. As data from the U.S. Census Bureau confirms, the portion of retail transactions conducted via e-commerce channels has exploded. It only makes sense for financial requests to shift online too, bolstering the already-promising case for SOFI stock.
After getting a slight boost during June’s second meme stock wave, it’s been a continued move lower for Nano Dimension (NASDAQ:NNDM) stock. The 3D printing company once received heavy attention from the Reddit set, mostly due to its status as a short squeeze stock. Source: Spyro the Dragon / Shutterstock.com That’s no longer in play.
When it comes to video-game retailer Gamestop (NYSE:GME), some folks might call it the original meme stock. The company doesn’t have a positive earnings profile, yet GME stock continues to trade on heavy daily volumes. Source: Emil O / Shutterstock.com Options traders are also jumping into the long side of the trade here. For instance, on
A company’s financials are everything – or are they? This could be a topic of debate surrounding SCWorx (NASDAQ:WORX) as the company isn’t in an ideal financial position, yet WORX stock has short-squeeze potential. Source: Shutterstock This begs a fundamental question, which all market participants should seriously consider: Should investors focus more on stocks or on
It’s no exaggeration to say that BlackBerry (NYSE:BB) is a completely different company than it was in the first decade of the 2000s. Prior to the Great Recession, it felt as if BB stock would just keep going up forever. Source: Shutterstock Today, though, it’s almost humorous to think that BlackBerry once held a leadership position
Robinhood (NASDAQ:HOOD) stock has significant growth potential over the longer term, but the immediate future is a little less rosy. Source: OpturaDesign / Shutterstock.com The valuation isn’t stratospheric and the company recently reported impressive second-quarter results. The problem is that HOOD stock faces risks, particularly in the medium term. As a result, I do not
Viasat (NASDAQ:VSAT) is satellite technology company that primarily provides bandwidth and internet services. These high-speed broadband services are targeted toward consumers, corporations and airlines. The company behind VSAT stock also provides connectivity systems to commercial networks. It’s third segment is government related in which VSAT produces secure government communication systems. Source: Shutterstock Viasat satellites are
You’ve seen electric cars. You’ve heard of self-driving cars. But where are the flying cars? Back in 1962, the futuristic cartoon show The Jetsons predicted that, by 2062, we’d all be driving around in flying cars. Well, we’re past the halfway point to that future, and already, the world has adopted many of the technologies
The meme stock wave that sent Senseonics (NYSEMKT:SENS) stock higher has come and gone. Yet so far, it hasn’t pulled back in the way other stocks popular with Reddit traders have done. After its slide in July to under $2 per share, the medical technology play has partially bounced back, and today trades for around
Over the next 20 years, electric vehicles are going to take over the world. We all know this. Every investor, analyst, and financial media personality understands the enormous disruption coming to the multi-trillion-dollar mobility industry – and they all see it as the “investment opportunity of a lifetime.” Make no mistake. It is – but
Investors in electric vehicle battery hopeful QuantumScape (NYSE:QS) stock are not having a good year so far in 2021. QS stock now is near $22, down close to 75% year-to-date (YTD). The record high of $132.73 hit in late December 2020 seems far away in the rearview window. Source: Michael Vi / Shutterstock.com Leading automakers
Meme stocks aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. One of the most interesting trends to emerge during the pandemic, this subcategory of stocks is generating a lot of interest, especially from retail investors. And that has led to a sharp increase of buying into companies with high short ratios. This is traditional investing turned upside down.
Earlier this year, General Electric (NYSE:GE) stock surged from a split-adjusted $50 per share to as much as $115.36 per share. The surge was mostly due to the Covid-19 “reopening” trade, along with success with its turnaround. Yet in recent months, shares in the industrial conglomerate have traded sideways. Source: Sundry Photography / Shutterstock.com Its
Is going long Palantir (NYSE:PLTR) stock a bet on the big data dynamo continuing to knock things out of the park? Or is it a bet that the “growth at any price” environment that the market continues to be in will stay intact? The answer is a little bit of Column A, but mostly Column