V : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Visa's Sturdy Capital Signals Growth, Regulations a Risk - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    We issued an updated research report on Visa Inc. (V), citing the opportunities and challenges that the company.
  2. Visa Inc. (V): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research ...

    December 15, 2014
    Visa's constant synergies from diversified business, strategic acquisitions and alliances, technology upgrades, effective ...
  3. Tech Stocks Underperform Following Apple's Flash Crash, Holiday ...

    December 1, 2014
    U.S. stocks were mostly lower on Monday as the holiday shopping season may have disappointed some. The National Retail Federation ...
  4. Markets End Week On Positive Note As Investors Are Encouraged ...

    November 21, 2014
    U.S. stocks ended the week higher as investors were encouraged by announcements in Europe and China. The European Central ...
  5. Mobile Adoption Drives Online Payments, Security - Industry Outlook

    November 6, 2014
    Mobile Adoption Drives Online Payments, Security - Industry Outlook
  6. Some credit cards offer travel coverage, which may include trip cancellations, lost baggage and rental car damages.

    Do Your Card's Travel Benefits Make The Grade?

    October 28, 2014
    If you take frequent trips, it pays to evaluate the different travel benefits that a credit card offers – from airline miles ...
  7. Some credit cards offer travel coverage, which may include trip cancellations, lost baggage and rental car damages.

    Credit Cards With Travel Insurance

    October 24, 2014
    Some credit cards offer travel coverage, which may include trip cancellations, lost baggage and rental-car damages. Just ...
  8. If you're traveling to Europe, make sure you have a widely accepted credit card that uses chip technology. It doesn't hurt to have some cash, too.

    Is Cash Or Credit Better For European Trips?

    October 23, 2014
    If you're traveling to Europe, make sure you have a widely accepted credit card that uses chip technology. It doesn't hurt ...
  9. Traveler's Checks Vs. ATM Cash: Tips for Tourists

    October 14, 2014
    Traveler's checks were once the preferred way to make purchases overseas, but most tourists now get cash at an ATM – or use ...
  10. With so many credit cards in daily use, credit card issuers have grown with their businesses.

    The Big Credit Card Companies Have Room to Grow

    October 10, 2014
    With so many credit cards in daily use, credit card issuers have grown with their businesses.
  11. The 'Forever Stock' Poised To Win The Consumer-Spending War

    September 25, 2014
    If you haven't noticed, consumers are spending a lot. In fact, they're spending at a record rate. In Q2 2014 alone, domestic ...
  12. How can an investor cash in on rising credit card use? There isn't an ETF yet, so let's look at the companies themselves.

    How To Cash In On Credit Cards

    August 28, 2014
    How can an investor cash in on rising credit card use? There isn't an ETF yet, so let's look at the companies themselves.
  13. 3 Stocks Challenging Amazon's Online Retail Deathgrip

    August 14, 2014
    In the board rooms of Best Buy (NYSE:BBY), Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS), Bed, Bath & Beyond (Nasdaq:BBBY) and many other ...
  14. Offering free one-month loans so people can buy stuff seems like the worst business model imaginable...until the grace period ends.

    How Visa Counts On Your Free-Spending Ways

    August 7, 2014
    The credit card transaction business is so profitable, Visa Inc. doesn't even bother lending money. Here's how they make ...
  15. 3 Recent IPOs To Catch On The Rebound

    August 6, 2014
    The IPO path followed by Twitter (Nasdaq:TWTR) and Facebook (Nasdaq:FB) is a predictable one. Many young companies come public ...
  16. The Perfect Income Strategy For Rising Interest Rates

    August 6, 2014
    Last week, we saw a massive broader market sell-off that, in part, appeared to be a reaction to stronger economic activity. ...
  17. How To Trade Credit Card Stocks

    July 31, 2014
    The four major credit card stocks have been doing some interesting things lately. Here's how to trade them, where to buy ...
  18. Half-way Through the S&P 500 - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 25, 2014
    We now have Q2 results from 226 S&P 500 members that combined account for 53% of the index's total market capitalization.
  19. e-Commerce Stocks on Which to Click (pt. 2) - Industry Outlook

    July 2, 2014
    e-Commerce Stocks on Which to Click (pt. 2) - Industry Outlook
  20. Markets Falling? Get Your Defense Ready

    April 14, 2014
    The stock market is getting whacked. The question now for many investors is, what to do about it. The first thing to do ...
  21. 2 Stocks For The Ultimate Pairs Trade

    April 2, 2014
    Since the 1980s, one of the most well-known and heavily used strategies among hedge funds and portfolio managers has been ...
  22. Four stocks in a consolidation phase, with the breakout potentially shifting their current trend.

    Stocks Close to Triangle Breakouts

    March 17, 2014
    Four stocks in a consolidation phase, with the breakout potentially shifting their current trend.
  23. e-Commerce Stock Update - March 2014 (pt. 2) - Industry Outlook

    March 6, 2014
    e-Commerce Stock Update - March 2014 (pt. 2) - Industry Outlook
  24. With the broad market hitting new highs, stocks aren’t as cheap as they once were. That’s were GARP style investing can come in. Bridging both growth and value investing, GARP is the best way to find cheap growth in the rising stock market.

    With The Market At New Highs- It’s Time To Look Towards GARP ...

    February 20, 2014
    With the broad market hitting new highs, stocks aren’t as cheap as they once were. That’s were GARP style investing can come ...
  25. Top Trending Tickers On StockTwits For January 30

    January 30, 2014
    Here's a look at the top tickers trending on StockTwits.com Facebook: Shares hit new all time high in pre-market Last ...
  26. U.S. Bancorp Is Strong But Needs Growth

    April 16, 2013
    As is the case at other regional/super-regional banks like Wells Fargo, U.S. Bancorp looks undervalued today provided you're ...
  27. Global Payments Still Feeling An Uncomfortable Squeeze

    April 3, 2013
    Global Payments' struggles create an opportunity, but beware of the long-term changes to the industry.
  28. PNC Financial Beats Estimates - Analyst Blog

    January 17, 2013
    PNC Financial Services Group Inc.'s (PNC) third quarter 2012 adjusted earnings per share of $1.68 exceeded the Zacks Consensus ...
  29. AXP Reports Strong Prelim Results - Analyst Blog

    January 11, 2013
    Yesterday, American Express Company (AXP) announced its preliminary results for the fourth quarter of 2012. According to ...
  30. epay Allies with WorldPay - Analyst Blog

    January 10, 2013
    In an effort to benefit retailers, epay, a Division of Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (EEFT) has entered into a partnership with ...
  31. Berkshire Hathaway and More Big Movers in Financial on January ...

    January 2, 2013
    The market is on the rise this morning. The Nasdaq has climbed 2.3%; the S&P 500 has risen 1.8%; and the Dow is up 1.9%. ...
  32. Trending Stocks And The January Effect

    December 19, 2012
    January is often attributed to a rise in stock prices, so here are some strong trending stocks which should profit from the ...
  33. VeriFone to Upgrade PayLife System - Analyst Blog

    November 16, 2012
    VeriFone Systems, Inc. (PAY) recently inked an agreement with Austrian company PayLife to install new VeriFone VX 680 wireless ...
  34. 5 Game-Changing Ideas to Watch for in 2013

    November 8, 2012
    Although 2012 isn't quite over yet, we're now close enough to 2013 to start thinking about the bigger themes that are going ...
  35. Visa Exits Fiscal 2012 Fairly - Analyst Blog

    November 1, 2012
    Visa Inc.'s V) fiscal fourth-quarter 2012 (ended September 30, 2012) operating earnings of $1.54 per Class A common share ...
  36. 5 Tech Stocks You Should Be Buying

    October 2, 2012
    If you're looking to put some money into technology, here are a few ideas to get you started.
  37. MasterCard Inks 5-Year Deal in UK - Analyst Blog

    August 29, 2012
    Yesterday, MasterCard Inc. (MA) announced a five-year strategic alliance with the UK's most dominant communications company, ...
  38. A.M. Best Keeps AmEx Unit's Rating - Analyst Blog

    August 7, 2012
    A.M. Best Co. has kept the financial strength rating ("FSR") of A (Excellent) and issuer credit rating ("ICR") of "a+" of ...
  39. Visa Bullish Signs

    August 3, 2012
    New York, August 3rd (TradersHuddle.com) - Shares of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) ended the trading session higher by $0.79 or 0.62% ...
  40. Global Payments Riding The Credit Card Wave

    August 1, 2012
    Global Payments represents a very compelling way to gain exposure to the growing market for digital financial transactions. ...
  41. Financial Sector's Biggest Movers for July 26, 2012: CSH and ...

    July 26, 2012
    The market is on the rise this morning. The Nasdaq has risen 1.1%; the S&P 500 has increased 1.3%; and the Dow has risen ...
  42. AmEx EPS Beats, Spending Climbs - Analyst Blog

    July 19, 2012
    Yesterday, American Express Co. (AXP), also known as AmEx, reported second-quarter 2012 operating earnings per share of $1.15 ...
  43. AmEx Embracing EMV Technology - Analyst Blog

    July 2, 2012
    In an effort to tap the emerging contactless payments market, American Express Company (AXP) is moving to EMV (Europay, Mastercard ...
  44. MasterCard Makes Ties with Shopkick - Analyst Blog

    June 28, 2012
    MasterCard Incorporated (MA) entered into a partnership with shopkick, a major shopping application, to enhance benefits ...
  45. How Much Better Can It Get At Discover?

    June 21, 2012
    Discover is reaping excellent returns, but are they at a peak?
  46. Global Payments Worth The Risk

    June 14, 2012
    There is considerable upside potential to Global Payment's share price, as card-based payments continue to grow rapidly. ...
  47. Rating Action on American Express - Analyst Blog

    June 8, 2012
    Recently, Standard & Poor's Rating Services (S&P) raised the long-term issuer credit rating (ICR) of the operating ...
  48. Cashing In On Payment Companies

    June 4, 2012
    As payment processing numbers fall, there are new opportunities available.
  49. VeriFone Turning Into A Noisy Growth Story

    May 29, 2012
    VeriFone has a very real growth opportunity in the ongoing migration towards credit and debit card usage in emerging markets, ...
  50. Are Dow Stocks Better Than S&P Stocks?

    April 26, 2012
    When it comes to the performances of the DJIA and S&P 500, what matters is the valuation of companies, and at the moment, ...
  51. E-Commerce King Raises the Ante

    April 20, 2012
    The next great tech wave will likely come on the e-commerce side of tech, where our smartphones and tablets will also double ...
  52. Credit Card Stocks Are Charging Higher

    April 3, 2012
    Credit card debt is just an unfortunate fact of life for many Americans, but the savvy among us know that revenge can be ...
  53. Rallying Large Caps With Strong Sources Of Profitability

    March 12, 2012
    The market rallied to make up for last week's drop.
  54. ETFs For Facebook IPO

    February 14, 2012
    Both the social media and IPO ETFs will likely add Facebook to their portfolios in the coming months.
  55. The 10 Must-Know Market Forces for 2012

    February 14, 2012
    For the first time since 2007, investors have multiple ways to succeed this year. Understanding how the lingering effects ...
  56. Global Payments Maintaining Its Rapid Growth

    January 24, 2012
    As long as credit card usage and electronic payments keep rising, so too should Global Payments' stock.
  57. Is eBay A Trap?

    January 23, 2012
    eBay seems too cheap for everything to work as expected.
  58. M-Commerce Surges

    January 12, 2012
    2011 saw a substantial increase in purchases made via smartphones and tablets. Analysts expect this trend to continue through ...
  59. Buffett: Buying When Others Are Selling

    November 24, 2011
    Buffett invests for the long-term and expects significant upside over that period. Investors would do well to take notes ...
  60. Google's Not The Only Player In The Mobile Payment Business

    October 3, 2011
    Finally, a race Google isn't destined to win - at least in the long run.
  61. Stocks For An Inflationary World

    June 8, 2011
    It's important to recognize the characteristics of inflation before it's too late.
  62. After The GM IPO

    November 30, 2010
    Now that the General Motors IPO buzz has settled, investors might want to take a deeper look at the new GM.
  63. Time To Act Locally On Global Payments?

    October 13, 2010
    Is GPN falling into turnaround territory, or just falling?
  64. The World Cup 2010 Portfolio

    June 2, 2010
    Stocks that could really score during the World Cup 2010.
  65. Internet Tech Stocks That Think It's Still 1999

    May 31, 2010
    Two tech stocks power higher in a down market and face shareholder lawsuits.
  66. Invest In The Magazine Portfolio

    May 6, 2010
    Just for fun, I went through advertisers in Canadian House and Home. Despite being a Canadian magazine, well-known names ...
  67. Don't Chase Prices

    April 16, 2010
    With the Dow kissing 11,000 and the S&P flirting with 1,200, investors are bidding up stocks.
  68. Global Payments Continues Its Global Push

    April 6, 2010
    The payment processing industry is highly lucrative and requires minimal capital expenditures to maintain and grow.
  69. Don't Overlook Global Payments

    January 22, 2010
    Global Payments is worth a look given its strong track record of sales and profit growth.
  70. Buffett Says: Invest In "Toll Bridges"

    October 27, 2009
    Find a business that makes its money by charging a small sum to a high-volume consumer base on a regular basis and you just ...
  71. Big Profits Emerge From Failed Moves

    October 6, 2009
    Big Profits Emerge From Failed Moves
  72. Moving Cash Out Of Hand

    March 25, 2009
    Visa and MasterCard are pushing plastic as a secure option over cash in hand.
  73. Dark Horse Candidates To Enter The Dow

    March 4, 2009
    The DJIA is sure to be rebalanced over the next year as some members teeter on bankruptcy or face falling from the index. ...
  74. Dow Throwdown

    February 23, 2009
    With speculation rampant that components of the DJIA will change, we examine the scenario and its meaning for investors. ...
  75. Continued Weakness In Credit Cards

    January 26, 2009
    Traders will use the recent move toward these 52-week lows to signal further selling pressure in credit card companies.
  76. Next Credit Crisis - Consumer?

    September 2, 2008
    Is the credit crisis about to spill over to the consumer credit companies? If so, you need to keep an eye on these stocks. ...
  77. Invest In Your ABCs

    May 30, 2008
    Can investing in a portolio of 10 stocks whose symbols use only one letter actually outperform the S&P 500? You bet, ...
  78. Five Must-Ask Questions Before Taking The IPO Bait

    May 16, 2008
    IPOs often make great discussion but lousy investments. Learn how to avoid getting burned.
  79. Why Millionaires Trust Northern Trust

    April 16, 2008
    With a hundred year history of watching the savings of the rich and infamous, Northern Trust is the one bank you can rely ...
  80. Visa Debuts At No.1

    March 20, 2008
    Visa became the largest IPO in U.S. history, and with the oversubscription options possibly the biggest in the world. Should ...
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