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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.
Expert Stock Picks: Jim Cramer Thinks You Should Buy Five Below
  • Expert Stock Picks: Jim Cramer Thinks You Should Buy Five Below

Expert Stock Picks: Jim Cramer Thinks You Should Buy Five Below

By |March 24th, 2017|

In a recent post, I talked about the disappointing holiday sales for many retailers and how their stock prices suffered as a result. One stock that I did not mention was Five Below (NASDAQ: FIVE).

On Wednesday, the teen discount retailer reported same store sales growth of 1%. As a result, the stock popped 10%. […]

3 Defensive Stocks When Volatility Hits
  • 3 Defensive Stocks When Volatility Hits

3 Defensive Stocks When Volatility Hits

By |March 23rd, 2017|

There is no denying we are in uncertain times with the stock market. The economy is still slowly growing, but the stock market is soaring. This has led to many analysts preparing for a crash. Of course, there are the naysayers who still think this market has a lot of steam to keep chugging […]

Expert Stock Picks: Should You Buy Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ: SWKS)?
  • Expert Stock Picks: Should You Buy Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ: SWKS)?

Expert Stock Picks: Should You Buy Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ: SWKS)?

By |March 16th, 2017|

The head of technical analysis at Oppenheimer, Ari Wald, is bullish on Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ: SWKS). He cites that technology is currently leading the market rally and in particular the semiconductor space. To end up deciding on Skyworks Solutions as their stock choice, his team at Oppenheimer developed a top down guide to stock […]

3 Sin Stocks to You Can’t Ignore
  • 3 Sin Stocks to You Can’t Ignore

3 Sin Stocks to You Can’t Ignore

By |March 15th, 2017|

For the most part, we all have the same basic beliefs between good and evil and right are wrong. In the investing world, there are companies that toe the line in terms of ethics. Most investors know these as sin stocks.

They tend to make up the industries around smoking, drinking, guns, and gambling. Depending […]

Johnson and Johnson: The Best Stock for Long Term Investors
  • Johnson and Johnson: The Best Stock for Long Term Investors

Johnson and Johnson: The Best Stock for Long Term Investors

By |March 10th, 2017|

As an investor, most of us want the triple bagger. We want a sizable return on our money and we take calculated risks to get there. But there is something to be learned from the tortoise and the hare fable. As great as a quick return is, sometimes, we need to invest in a […]

5 Great Oil Stocks to Grow Your Portfolio
  • 5 Great Oil Stocks to Grow Your Portfolio

5 Great Oil Stocks to Grow Your Portfolio

By |March 7th, 2017|

The oil sector is as volatile one there is. There are so many factors that come into play with oil stocks, like the economy, OPEC, taxes, green energy, and more that it is hard to gauge just how the energy sector will perform in a given year. Look at the past few years as […]

Foot Locker (NYSE: FL) Is Running Away from the Competition
  • Foot Locker (NYSE: FL) Is Running Away from the Competition

Foot Locker (NYSE: FL) Is Running Away From The Competition

By |February 28th, 2017|

On Friday, shares of Foot Locker (NYSE: FL) surged over 9% as the specialty retailer reported better than expected earnings. Revenue increased for the quarter 5% and same store sales were also up 5%. With this good news, does this make Foot Locker attractive enough to buy? Or are investors getting this stock wrong? […]

Humana (NYSE: HUM): What’s Next After the Failed Merger?

By |February 22nd, 2017|

Humana (NYSE: HUM) has been in the news lately with its failed merger with Aetna. When a merger between two companies fails, usually the stock prices of the companies drops as shareholders bid up the price hearing the news about a potential merger, anticipating the merger would go through.

But that didn’t happen with Humana. […]

Expert Stock Picks: Tom Lee Is Bullish on Facebook. and so Are We
  • Expert Stock Picks: Tom Lee Is Bullish on Facebook. and so Are We

Expert Stock Picks: Tom Lee Is Bullish on Facebook. and so Are We

By |February 22nd, 2017|

Recently Tom Lee, a well-known stock strategist changed his tune on Facebook stock (NASDAQ: FB), among others. He is now calling these stocks buys as he sees a lot of growth potential and as a result, a nice return for investors. Should you listen to him and invest your money in this stock or […]

Hasbro Toys (NASDAQ: HAS): Making Money and Providing Fun at the Same Time
  • Hasbro Toys (NASDAQ: HAS): Making Money and Providing Fun at the Same Time

Hasbro Toys (NASDAQ: HAS): Making Money and Providing Fun at the Same Time

By |February 20th, 2017|

Most people are familiar with Hasbro Toys (HAS). If you ever played the Monopoly board game, with a G.I. Joe action figure, or a Mr. Potato Head, you have played with a Hasbro toy. And while toy fads come and go, there will always be kids looking to have some fun with toys. This […]