Apple June 2014 Predictions: How High Can AAPL Go?

Apple has been on quite a run over recently, up over 23% in the last 60 days. However.. how much is too much? In this article, I will provide a brief analysis of the company, its current run, and where I think the stock is headed for the rest of 2014 and beyond. Apple By the Numbers From a P/E ... Read More »

Is Zillow (NASDAQ: Z) Overvalued? Analyzing Z’s Recent Run

Zillow (NASDAQ: Z), one of the stocks held by the How to Invest HQ Portfolio, has run up 41.2% over the last 3 months of trading. With such an incredible run, the question becomes.. is it time to take profits or is this just the beginning of a continued run upwards? In this analysis, I will reveal why I think ... Read More »

Best Stocks to Buy Now: June 2014’s Hottest Stocks

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Every month, I round up at least three of the best-priced stocks and post them along with justification for why these companies make great buys. This recurring column also discusses the previous month’s hot stocks and whether or not they are still attractively priced. May was a great month for the stock market (particularly amongst growth stocks) and an especially strong ... Read More »

How to Create A Customized and Professional WordPress Website for Under $100

This article is Part 4 of 8 in the articles series, How to Create a Blog or Website.. and Make a Full Time Living From It. In the first three steps, I discussed picking a topic, choosing a domain name, setting up hosting, and installing WordPress. If you still need to pick a website topic choose a domain name, or set up web ... Read More »

GTCR Just Got Reamed by Google’s Panda on the Vocus Buyout

GTCR, a private investment firm based in Chicago, recently agreed to acquire Vocus (NASDAQ: VOCS) for $446.5 million in cash. Holders of public shares of VOCS will be given $18 per share, almost 50% higher than Vocus’s current share price before the buyout. Unfortunately for GTCR, Vocus just lost half of his its value in the last week thanks to a ... Read More »

June 2014 How to Invest HQ Portfolio Update

The How to Invest HQ Portfolio is a free public stock portfolio that can be viewed in full here. Each month, I add approximately $1,000 to real positions in the stock market and publish the results in this column. The stock market was very kind to growth stocks in May, erasing a little bit of the contraction we saw in March and ... Read More »

How to Invest 2500 Dollars Into the Stock Market

A sum of $2,500 is the perfect amount of money to get started with investing into the stock market. This is a large enough sum to start purchasing individual stocks while diversifying your investment and preventing your gains from being undermined by trading fees. The best strategy for investing 2,500 dollars into the stock market is highly dependent upon the ... Read More »

Why I Made Starbucks Stock My #1 Position: An SBUX Analysis

Over the past two months while most growth stocks experienced large contractions of price to earnings ratio, Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) has remained quite resilient. There is a reason for this resilience as I believe that Starbucks is not only one of the best-priced stocks on the market today, but it is also worthy of investment in spite of the negative ... Read More »

Best Stocks to Buy Now: May 2014’s Hottest Stocks

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Every month, I round up at least three of the best-priced stocks and post them along with justification for why these companies make great buys. This recurring column also discusses the previous month’s hot stocks and whether or not they are still attractively priced. Growth stocks took a huge dive in April and as a result there is a veritable ... Read More »

May 2014 How to Invest HQ Portfolio Update

The How to Invest HQ Portfolio is a free public stock portfolio that can be viewed in full here. Each month, I add approximately $1,000 to real positions in the stock market and publish the results in this column. May is now here and it is time for another update for the How to Invest HQ Portfolio. As noted in an ... Read More »