Thursday, March 23, 2023

Don't Blame the Short Sellers for the Fall of SVB

By Herb Greenberg

When people start blaming short sellers for the downfall of a company – or the world's woes – it's often the time to wonder why... It's a lazy and frequently wrong argument, but more often... it's a diversionary tactic. I learned that firsthand when I was a journalist, spending much of my time talking to […]

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

The 'Canary in the Coal Mine' Is Concerning

By Mike DiBiase

Editor's note: Here at Empire Financial Research, we're long-term bulls over the future of the U.S. economy and stock market... But it's always useful to follow the analysis from smart people who have different opinions. As such, we're turning again this week to our friend and colleague Mike DiBiase – lead editor of our corporate […]

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

We're in the Eye of a Financial Hurricane

By Mike DiBiase

Editor's note: Today in Empire Financial Daily, we're sharing a warning from our friend and colleague Mike DiBiase, the lead editor of our corporate affiliate Stansberry Research's distressed-debt newsletter, Stansberry's Credit Opportunities. Mike joined Stansberry after nearly two decades in the world of finance and accounting. He's an expert at analyzing vast amounts of data... […]

Monday, March 20, 2023

A Dark Side of Combining AI and Medicine

By Herb Greenberg

If there's one concern about mixing artificial intelligence ('AI') and medicine, it's that it will over diagnose and lead to under and over treatment... But another concern outside of specialized health care publications isn't getting much attention... It's that unregulated AI is starting to be used as a tool in insurance pre-authorizations – in some […]

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Even Mega-Cap Stocks Can't Escape Liquidity Risk

By Dan Ferris

Editor's note: Today in the Weekend Edition of Empire Financial Daily, our friend and colleague Dan Ferris from our corporate affiliate Stansberry Research is back with more insights – this time, with the details of what one of the most talked about financial terms really means for investors... Unfortunately, much of the mainstream financial media's […]

Friday, March 17, 2023

Unlike Fools, the Wise Avoid Most Stocks, Most of the Time

By Dan Ferris

Editor's note: Today in Empire Financial Daily, we're sharing an essay from our friend and colleague Dan Ferris over at our corporate affiliate Stansberry Research... Dan is the editor of Stansberry's Extreme Value newsletter, which focuses on buying world-class businesses trading at steep discounts. He also hosts the popular Stansberry Investor Hour podcast and writes […]

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Why the Banking Chaos Isn't a Repeat of 2008 or Even 1998

By Enrique Abeyta

For many investors, the concept of a bank failure may seem foreign... While there are always small banks that fail in any given year, there hasn't been a major bank failure since Washington Mutual back in September 2008 – during the heart of the global financial crisis. The failure also happened during an incredibly chaotic […]

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Risk Is Not a Four-Letter Word

By Herb Greenberg

I was talking to a friend earlier this week about all things Silicon Valley Bank ('SVB') and he said that 'people need to relearn what risk is'... He was referring to the way SVB was handled, telling me... The fact that guys who don't know how to run a bank just put us back into […]

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Continuing the Conversation on Stock Buybacks

By Enrique Abeyta

In the March 2 Empire Financial Daily, I discussed the merits of stock buybacks... To briefly recap, I pointed out a couple of key factors to consider: Stock buybacks alter the supply of a company's stock, so – all other things held equal (including demand for the stock) – that should then lead to higher […]

Saturday, March 11, 2023

We're Buying Stocks, Not Companies

By Enrique Abeyta

If you've been investing for long, you might have heard comments like, 'Fundamentals don't matter in this market, just buy the 10 stocks that work'... It's a popular refrain when folks are confused by the market action. When something happens that they don't understand, they throw their hands up in the air. But these comments […]

Friday, March 10, 2023

Figure Out WHY You're Trading and Investing

By Enrique Abeyta

Most folks would think the goal of investing is 'always make money'... But the reality is more nuanced. Many investors – especially those who trade – enjoy the activity. Investing can be intellectually engaging and a lot of fun... and there's nothing wrong with that. I often use gambling analogies to talk about investing, and […]

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Four Easy Rules for Stepping Up Your Investing

By Enrique Abeyta

I spend a lot of time looking at the effects of psychology – and even human biology – on trading and investing... This matters because of one simple fact: The vast majority of investors and traders underperform the market. They underperform because they don't have a good understanding of those psychological effects or how to […]

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Here's How Hitting on 16 in Blackjack Can Make You a Better Investor

By Enrique Abeyta

My parents met in a casino in Reno, Nevada, in 1970... My mother worked as a cigarette girl. My dad spent a lot of time in Nevada. Although he ran a chain of beauty shops in the area and worked as a hairdresser, he would tell you he was first a professional gambler. When I […]

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Starbucks and Olive Oil Don't Mix... or Maybe They Do

By Herb Greenberg

In the decades of writing newspaper columns, online columns, and essays like I do here at Empire Financial Daily, I've learned that you never know what will resonate... And I'm often surprised what the trigger will be... such as my recent Empire Financial Daily essay on the novel move by coffee giant Starbucks (SBUX) to […]

Monday, March 6, 2023

1,000 Stocks to Avoid... Also, Talking About SPACs and Heart Valves

By Herb Greenberg

This is a stunning statistic... It's from a recent report by my friends at Kailash Concepts headlined, "The Art of Stock Picking Returns." As the report puts it... Over 33%, or ~1,000 of America's largest listed companies, lose money or cannot afford to pay their interest expense. Let that sink in. That's right... More than […]

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Change Your Financial Future With These Six Investing Tips

By Enrique Abeyta

In the midst of volatile market environments, I find it valuable to remember some key basics to making real money in the stock market... Certain big-picture concepts can be easy to forget when facing the day-to-day volatility and barrage of negative media coverage. Now, keep in mind that these ideas are geared more toward long-term […]

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 […]

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Here's What 'Shrinking the Float' Means for Stocks and the Market

By Enrique Abeyta

Across my career in the financial markets, it has been fascinating to see relatively arcane financial concepts become part of the mainstream discourse... One of the biggest of these was "mortgage securitization," a main factor behind the housing collapse in 2007 to 2008. I'm betting just about no one outside of a very narrow part […]

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Three Big Keys to Your Long-Term Investment Success

By Whitney Tilson

For the first dozen years of running my own hedge fund, I crushed the market – nearly tripling my investors' money in a flat market... Along the way, my assets under management grew from $1 million to $200 million. And I made a lot of money for myself. I don't tell you this to brag. […]