Not all the news for J.C. Penney was bad. Online sales continue to improve and closing stores will improve the financial outlook.
With cost savings and expanding gambling, I don't see a reason why shareholders shouldn't expect a return to profitability in the second quarter and 2014.
Here's why I think Twitter and Zynga are at the opposites in terms of investments.
Focus on guidance more than last quarter's results. Yahoo! and Facebook expected to beat year-earlier earnings.
Maybe YoVille can be saved and become a source of profit again, but Zynga will never know, because it is killing the game and not willing to find out.
You should expect short-term weakness that may give you another chance to buy shares.
The experience Zynga and Facebook gain in the U.K. market perfectly pave the way towards other markets including the Americas and Asia.
Chen is ditching the losing handset unit and concentrating on strengths, namely secure enterprise software and solutions.
ZyngaPlusPoker is the dominate game. Bitcoin removes the pesky credit card approval issues for both gambler and merchant.
With the advent of sub-penny per share and sub-dollar option trading costs, new trading strategies became available.
It's difficult to imagine now, but it wasn't that long ago that Sears occupied the throne as the largest retailer before surrendering to Wal-Mart.
Yahoo! turned $1 billion into almost $40 billion, and you can get profit from it.
What are the potential risks and rewards? Here are a few predictions.
Investors should anticipate and plan on at least one sweeping correction in 2014. Trust these stocks.
All stocks are influenced by emotion, that's expected, but Twitter wins the medal for most extreme of 2013, hands down.
Interim chief John Chen is the first BlackBerry CEO smart enough to recognize the obvious.
When it comes to buying a falling market, it's not the early bird that gets the worm, but rather the late mouse that gets the cheese.
From a technical analysis review, Red Hat stock is set to continue higher.
It's possible that Herbalife will blow right past $82.50 by option expiration day and that selling calls will result in lower gains. But I don't predict the future, only the odds.
The US and Chinese crackdown on bitcoin appears to be just getting started.
A stop loss at breakeven would have saved Ackman (and Pershing Square's investors) a lot of grief in 2013.
You should almost never buy the first day of a crash.
It's not difficult for speculators on a global scale to produce an eye-popping bubble, but preventing the subsequent crash is another matter.
How? Use an odd-lot, a trade that isn't a multiple of 100 shares.
Earn big dividends on McDonald's hamburgers and Southern energy with attractively priced stocks.
Live animals do not fit well in the business models of Yum! Brands, McDonalds, Wal-Mart, but Tyson has a solution.
Historically, excited investors paying a premium for shares after a momentous appreciation wish they didn't. Don't become a bag holder.
If you're like me and use Microsoft's Office, you never fully embraced Google documents and spreadsheets. Now Windows is back in the forefront with Mobile.
Not all Bitcoin buyers enjoy the rapid price appreciation, but anonymity puts new spins on old perils as many owners have found that their virtual coins are actually gone.
The key to gaining alpha is finding undervalued stocks relative to public perception.
As China expands and the food chain becomes more reliable, investors should anticipate greater sales and margins.
One is a buy and for the other you should wait.
Las Vegas gaming companies are back and even more attractive compared to the peak in 2007.
Investors are hoping for a miracle, but with the announcement and expected cash burn, it's safe to assume that OCZ has zero cash left.
OPEC seems to be nearing the point of irrelevance to the world and is in the worst negotiating position for Americans.
The only long-term winners in the solar space are short-sellers.
A 'deer in the headlights' strategy will cost you. Even if you want to hold on for a long shot, sell your OCZ shares now and buy after Nasdaq delists.
The afternoon on the third day lower is the sweet spot for active traders buying a dead-cat bounce.
Google continues its reign as the most important entity in online marketing, but incorporating others makes all the difference.
BlackBerry resembles a headless monster more than a leading tech company. But the drop in share price has created a reasonable risk versus reward.
Without SEC protection, market makers and specialists could lose their cut from every trade, causing spreads and transaction costs to collapse.
Investors have plenty of reasons to take Tesla profits off the table, but the fear of Tesla cars catching fire isn't one of them.
Traders can still profit from biotech and drug stocks even after shares have been decimated.
Energy prices are the biggest influence on inflation, which explains why gold prices aren't going up.
An investor can use market fear to their advantage by waiting until the dust settles and enough weak hands have thrown in the towel. Here's how.
Have you performed your due diligence on Tesla? You know the hedge funds that are short-selling shares have.
Tesla stock is a bubble that will crush a lot of believers who don't understand the difference between the price of stock and the value of a company.
Brilliant is a strong adjective, but how else can you describe a CEO who will likely deliver a loss in the best retail quarter of the year?
What's expedient for Carl Icahn may not be in your best interest.
Here's what Starbucks needs to understand in order to smooth over relations with China and Chinese customers.
For AT&T investors, the deal to exclusively offer Nokia's Lumia 1520 may result in much greater profit.
Two Navy personnel were charged with conspiracy to commit bribery in one of the largest alleged fraud cases in years and a stain on Navy's history.
Google's revenue driver is its advertising network. It's right there in front of everyone, including the executives at Yahoo! and Microsoft.
The market is pricing an incredibly small premium for Yahoo!'s own properties, and that makes Yahoo! a strong buy.
When your company is losing money, having cash in the bank only delays the inevitable.