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About Jon Dulin

Jon writes for Money Smart Guides, a personal finance blog that helps readers get out of debt and start investing for their future. He has been investing since he was 16 and has learned a lot through the years. He uses these investment lessons to help him be a more successful investor today.
Accelerate Diagnostics: A Small Stock with a Big Future
  • Accelerate Diagnostics: A Small Stock with a Big Future

Accelerate Diagnostics: A Small Stock with a Big Future

By |May 25th, 2017|

Chances are you never heard about Accelerate Diagnostics (NASDAQ: AXDX) before. They are a small player in the biotech sector, and more specifically, antibiotics. They’ve been around for over 10 years but haven’t developed or patented anything worthwhile until now.

In February of this year, they won FDA approval for a new testing procedure and […]

2 Home Builders To Buy And 1 To Avoid
  • 2 Home Builders To Buy And 1 To Avoid

2 Home Builders To Buy And 1 To Avoid

By |May 24th, 2017|

Many home builders are still recovering from the housing collapse in 2008. While the housing bubble wasn’t entirely their fault, like investors, they got caught up in the hype. They made bad business decisions thinking that the good times would never end.

When the good times did end, the home builders were left scrambling. Many […]

Qualcomm Is the Future of Technology. Does This Mean You Should Buy?
  • Qualcomm Is the Future of Technology. Does This Mean You Should Buy?

Qualcomm Is the Future of Technology. Does This Mean You Should Buy?

By |May 19th, 2017|

For many investors, when you hear the name Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) you think back to the heyday of the internet bubble when stock prices shot up if they even mentioned they had anything to do with the internet.

We’ve come a long way since then, but Qualcomm has stayed the course while other firms have […]

3 Defense Stocks to Own in Uncertain Times
  • 3 Defense Stocks to Own in Uncertain Times

3 Defense Stocks to Own in Uncertain Times

By |May 17th, 2017|

The world is a scary place right now. We have been dealing with terror groups for years now and tensions with other countries like North Korea are high. Many people are worried about war and other conflicts. As an investor, the best thing you can do is to invest in defense stocks.

When I talk […]

Snap Earnings: What You Need to Know
  • Snap Earnings: What You Need to Know

Snap Earnings: What You Need to Know

By |May 11th, 2017|

Yesterday, Snap (NASDAQ: SNAP) reported earnings and it wasn’t pretty. Headlines screamed that the company lost over $2 billion in the first quarter. This sent investors sprinting to the door, selling Snap stock as fast as possible. The result was a 25% drop in the stock price in after hours trading.

But it’s important as […]

3 Hot Automotive Stocks for the Long Term Investor
  • 3 Hot Automotive Stocks for the Long Term Investor

3 Hot Automotive Stocks for the Long Term Investor

By |May 10th, 2017|

The automotive sector and automotive stocks in general have been a mixed bag recently. Oil prices are holding steady which is good for selling cars, but after record sales the past few years, it’s only natural to have a dip eventually. And we are at that point.

But then President Trump comes into office and […]

Expert Stock Picks: Frank Holmes Is Bullish on Gold. Are You a Fool to Agree?
  • Expert Stock Picks: Frank Holmes Is Bullish on Gold. Are You a Fool to Agree?

Expert Stock Picks: Frank Holmes Is Bullish on Gold. Are You a Fool to Agree?

By |May 5th, 2017|

Recently Frank Holmes of U.S. Global Investors talked about how he is bullish on gold and sees a lot of growth with the commodity. For the year, gold is trading up 8% and Mr. Holmes sees it going even higher. But will it?

There is a lot happening in the U.S. economy and globally and […]

3 Casual Dining Stocks Making Money Today
  • 3 Casual Dining Stocks Making Money Today

3 Casual Dining Stocks Making Money Today

By |May 3rd, 2017|

Last week I talked about my love of burgers and highlighted some fast food stocks you might want to invest in. I decided to keep the food theme going this week and talk about casual dining stocks.

This industry has been hit hard over the past few years. More competition makes it more expensive for […]

U.S. Steel Melted. Is This A Buying Opportunity?
  • U.S. Steel Melted. Is This A Buying Opportunity?

U.S. Steel Melted. Is This a Buying Opportunity?

By |April 28th, 2017|

On Wednesday, U.S. Steel (NYSE: X) reported first quarter earnings and it wasn’t pretty. Investors reacted by dumping the stock as fast as they could. By noon, the stock was down 25% and by the closing bell, it had slumped by 27%. In other words, investors left U.S. Steel stock out to dry.

But is […]

In the Mood for a Burger? Finding the Best Fast Food Stocks to Invest In
  • In the Mood for a Burger? Finding the Best Fast Food Stocks to Invest In

In the Mood for a Burger? Finding the Best Fast Food Stocks to Invest In

By |April 26th, 2017|

I’ll admit, I love a good burger. Growing up there were the usual fast food places to get a burger. But now, you have lots of options when it comes to burgers. There is something there for every taste and every budget. Because of my love for fast food, it’s only natural that I […]