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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.
Verizon Missed Estimates: Is it Time to Bail on the Stock?
  • Verizon Missed Estimates: Is it Time to Bail on the Stock?

Verizon Missed Estimates: Is it Time to Bail on the Stock?

By |April 20th, 2017|

On Thursday, Verizon (NYSE: VZ) announced earnings and there were some surprises. And by surprises I mean some not good things. The stock opened down close to 2% and has been struggling to turn positive as investors try to digest the earnings from the telecom giant.

If you are an investor in Verizon or you […]

2 Grocery Stocks to Buy and 1 to Avoid
  • 2 Grocery Stocks to Buy and 1 to Avoid

2 Grocery Stocks to Buy and 1 to Avoid

By |April 19th, 2017|

The past few years for grocery stocks have not been kind to investors. Many of the companies that are in this industry have fallen on hard times. And their bleak outlooks on future earnings don’t help them get back in favor of investors.

But with so many grocery stocks struggling, there have to be some […]

Expert Stock Picks: Incyte Is on a Roll and Should Be in Your Portfolio
  • Expert Stock Picks: Incyte Is on a Roll and Should Be in Your Portfolio

Expert Stock Picks: Incyte Is on a Roll and Should Be in Your Portfolio

By |April 14th, 2017|

Many investors probably have not heard of Incyte (NASDAQ: INCY) and that is a shame. The stock is up over 80% in the past year and Jim Cramer thinks it can easily go another $60 higher. Should you be as bullish on Incyte as Mr. Cramer? Or are you better off investing elsewhere? Let’s […]

3 Toxic Drug Stocks to Avoid Investing In
  • 3 Toxic Drug Stocks to Avoid Investing In

3 Toxic Drug Stocks to Avoid Investing In

By |April 12th, 2017|

When President Trump was elected into office last November, the stock market rallied. Investors were excited about his agenda being pro-business and loosening regulations and potentially lowering taxes. But one sector, drug stocks, was faced with mixed emotions.

Drug stocks were excited about the potential of lower taxes and loose regulation, but President Trump also […]

Macy’s Is Struggling, Can You Make Money From It?
  • Macy’s Is Struggling, Can You Make Money From It?

Macy’s Is Struggling, Can You Make Money From It?

By |April 7th, 2017|

Sometimes the perfect time to get into a stock is when there is blood on the floor. And one stock that fits this narrative nicely is Macy’s (NYSE: M). The retailer has been struggling the past couple of years and with the poor retail numbers from the end of 2016, things only became worse […]

4 Bank Stocks Worthy of Your Portfolio
  • 4 Bank Stocks Worthy of Your Portfolio

4 Bank Stocks Worthy of Your Portfolio

By |April 5th, 2017|

After the housing meltdown of 2008, financial stocks and banks in particular took a beating. Even those that had strong balance sheets were affected by those who had millions in bad loans. It took many of these bank stocks years to recover to pre-crash prices and even longer to go higher.

But now that the […]

Charles Schwab Is the Online Broker to Invest In
  • Charles Schwab Is the Online Broker to Invest In

Charles Schwab Is the Online Broker to Invest In

By |March 31st, 2017|

For many years, when you asked someone to name the best online broker to invest in, many would reply with E*Trade or Scottrade. Rarely was Charles Schwab (NYSE: SCHW) part of the discussion. But times have changed. Now Charles Schwab is not only included in the discussion, but many times, is considered the best […]

Are Airline Stocks Ready To Take Off?
  • Are Airline Stocks Ready To Take Off?

Are Airline Stocks Ready To Take Off?

By |March 29th, 2017|

The airline industry has historically been a turbulent one to invest in. And it makes sense. High capital costs and rarely making significant money tends to make investors jump ship at the slightest hint of bad news and jump along for the ride on any good news from airline stocks.

So while you can’t remove […]

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 […]