Saturday, August 26, 2023

The Three Most Dangerous Words in Investing Aren't What You Expect

By Whitney Tilson

The common cliché on Wall Street is that the four most dangerous words in investing are, 'This time is different'... But I've found a three-word phrase that's uttered just as frequently... and is arguably even more dangerous: "I missed it." You've probably grumbled these words to yourself before, as you passed on a stock you […]

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

A Potential Recession Won't Stop an Energy Bull Market

By Whitney Tilson

In my previous two essays, I discussed the four big reasons to be bullish on energy stocks... To recap, these are the facts that: OPEC is cutting production Russia is atrophying The Strategic Petroleum Reserve ("SPR") is turning U.S. onshore drilling is slowing As I said explained, the current state of the oil market is […]

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Two More Reasons to Be Bullish on Oil

By Whitney Tilson

Yesterday, I explained two bullish factors that point to optimism for the oil market... As I said, the first factor is oil cartel OPEC's production cuts. Without high oil prices, countries like Saudi Arabia can't afford to balance their budgets, so OPEC is doing what it takes to keep oil prices up. Additionally, Russia is […]

Monday, August 21, 2023

We've Seen This Movie Before

By Whitney Tilson

There's no substitute for experience... You can have all the advice in the world on how to handle a situation, but nothing compares to the experience of actually having been there before. It holds true in investing as well as in life. One of the greatest feelings as an investor is being able to say, […]

Saturday, August 19, 2023

How to Turn Yourself Into a 'Make Money' Investor

By Whitney Tilson

I had it backwards my whole career... For most of my time on Wall Street, I was an old-school value investor. That meant I dug through the "bargain bin" looking for stocks that traded at low multiples of earnings, cash flow, or book value. Of course, I cared about the quality and future growth prospects […]

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Here's How to Beat Wall Street at Its Own Game

By Whitney Tilson

In the past two decades, I have learned some valuable investing lessons... As some of you know, my journey to launch Empire Financial Research has been unique. In late 1998, I raised $1 million to launch my own hedge fund... without any formal training. They say it's better to be lucky than good. I'd like […]

Saturday, May 27, 2023

How Airbnb Turned a 100-Year-Old Industry on Its Head

By Whitney Tilson

Editor's note: The Empire Financial Research offices are closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Look for your next issue of Empire Financial Daily on Tuesday, after the Weekend Edition. Every year, thousands of designers gather for the Industrial Designers Society of America's annual conference... In 2007, Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky were two […]

Friday, May 26, 2023

Looking for a Winning Investment? Turn to the Dictionary

By Whitney Tilson

Look at some of the top-performing stocks of the past decade... I'm talking about companies like Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX), Google's parent company Alphabet (GOOGL), and Facebook's Meta Platforms (META). These tech giants share a few important traits that led to windfall profits for investors. For one, they all rode the wave of accelerating growth... […]

Thursday, May 25, 2023

The Road to Better Tech Is Strewn With Losers... Here's How to Find the Next Winner

By Whitney Tilson

As technology evolves, the victims always pile up... Take camera and film maker Kodak, for instance. The company traces its roots all the way back to the 1880s. Kodak mastered the "razor and blades" business model... It would sell inexpensive cameras (the razor) and then make large profits from its film sales (blades). For decades, […]

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

How to Find the Next Apple, Microsoft, or Netflix

By Whitney Tilson

Yesterday, I shared the story of how I discovered Amazon (AMZN) before it became the trillion-dollar behemoth we know it as today... I used a similar approach to buy Apple (AAPL) in 2000, Microsoft (MSFT) in 2010, and Netflix (NFLX) in 2012. These investments were one of the reasons I was able to grow my […]

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Why Amazon Is (Still) a Screaming Buy Today

By Whitney Tilson

If you're anything like most investors, you probably think you missed the boat on investing in e-commerce juggernaut Amazon (AMZN)... And at first glance, it's hard to argue with it: Every $1,000 invested in AMZN shares on May 15, 1997, would be worth about $1.3 million today. Of course, to do that, you would have […]

Saturday, May 20, 2023

My Latest Stock Idea Has 183% Upside and Just 5% Downside

By Whitney Tilson

I'm always on the search for profitable investment ideas and insights to share with Empire Financial Research subscribers... That's why I read widely, travel to conferences and events all over the U.S. and Europe, and have built a network of relationships with the smartest investors I know all over the world. Sometimes it's exhausting. In […]

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Get Ready For a Generational Buying Opportunity in This Sector

By Whitney Tilson

Regular readers know we've written extensively about the coming boom in energy... During the 2010s, the U.S. initiated one of the great investment booms of our time when oil companies perfected hydraulic fracturing ("fracking"), which allowed them to extract large amounts of oil and gas from previously depleted fields in the U.S. What had previously […]

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Here's Why You Can't Blindly Trust All Insider 'Whispers'

By Whitney Tilson

Over the past week here at Empire Financial Daily, I've explained how tracking insider buying – or what I call 'whispers' – can lead to massive gains in the market... To recap, an "insider" refers to a company executive, like a board members or director. It can also mean any person or entity that beneficially […]

Thursday, April 27, 2023

This Misunderstood 'Backdoor' Can Lead to Windfall Profits in the Stock Market

By Whitney Tilson

Editor's note: If you haven't yet watched Whitney's brand-new presentation on how to take advantage of one of the most reliable indicators in investing – following the insiders into trades – you can watch it, for free, right here. Over the past few days, I've revealed how insider buying works as a reliable trading indicator […]

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Insiders Are Flooding Into This Corner of the Market Right Now

By Whitney Tilson

Over the past few days, I've shared one of my favorite indicators that a stock is headed higher, regardless of what the overall market is doing... I'm talking about insider buying, or what I call following "whisper trades." To recap, an "insider" is a senior officer or director of a publicly traded company (like a […]

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Don't Let Your Pride Get in the Way of a Profitable Trade

By Whitney Tilson

Thanks for your well-thought-out notes! Earlier today, Luke, my customer care director, reached out to you asking what questions you've had about our first-ever "whisper traders" week here at Empire Financial Daily. For those of you who responded, thank you. I'm poring through all your questions now and will make sure I do my best […]

Monday, April 24, 2023

One of the Most Reliable 'Buy Signals' in the Stock Market

By Whitney Tilson

On Saturday, I showed you how tracking insider buying – or what I call inside 'whispers' – can lead to massive gains in the stock market... Today, I'm going to show you why that's the case. Strictly speaking, an "insider" can mean one of a few things... It can describe a senior officer or director […]

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Want to Make Money in Stocks? Listen to the 'Whispers'

By Whitney Tilson

It's one of the questions I get asked the most often... "Which investor should I be following?" Whoever asked the question then usually expects me to cough up the names of individual investors – the latest "guru" on a hot streak. Maybe they want to hear about an exciting new hedge fund manager or a […]

Friday, March 3, 2023

Four More Big Keys to Your Long-Term Investment Success

By Whitney Tilson

On Wednesday, I shared three important lessons that I've learned from more than two decades on Wall Street... These are: Beware of speculating, avoid the hottest sectors, and think independently. Let your winners run. Tune out the noise and focus on fundamentals. And in today's essay, I'd like to share four more lessons you can […]