An Online Giant in China

JD.com (JD), a company with a great story, improving fundamentals and a surprisingly serene chart, notes Paul Goodwin, international investing expert and editor of Cabot Emerging Markets Investor.

It is actually Chinas largest e-commerce company by revenue, an online retailer with a hefty $37.7 billion market cap and a similarly impressive $35.7 billion in annual....more>>>

Top Bank Stocks To Buy Right Now

Bank hacks on a Vietnamese and Bangladesh Central Bank through the financial messaging system Swift are a cause of concern for banks around the world.

New details emerged on last year's Tien Phong Commercial Joint Stock Bank hack, according to a Bloomberg report. Swift codes were identified to be embedded into the string used by the hacker and they identified "at least seven....more>>>

Flowers Foods Coasts Ahead, Disappointing Investors”

Consumers across the nation know Flowers Foods (NYSE:FLO) from its Wonder bread, Tastykake snack cakes, and Nature’s Own bakery brands. Yet the truly novel thing about Flowers is how it has done such a good job of building up a national presence in an industry that is typically dominated by local competition. Coming into Monday’s fourth-quarter financial report, Flowers investors....more>>>

Small Cap Potbelly Corp Q4 Earning Report: Delicious?

The Q4 2016 earnings report for small cap restaurant stock Potbelly Corp (NASDAQ: PBPB) is scheduled forafter the market closes on Tuesday (February 14). In mid December, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedthe small cap as along/bullish trade for our long term portfolio:

Normally we’d hate restaurant stocks for the same reason we’d hate being in the restaurant....more>>>

low risk investments

Trying to figure out exactly when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates might be like trying to predict when the next major terrorist attack will occur. I am not really equating the two, just pointing out that both scenarios can be difficult to predict. You could rationalize that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in December, after the U.S. Presidential election. However, it....more>>>