Getting Real with Real Estate

Thampapon / ShutterStock||| Today we continue our overview of the stock market’s sectors with a look at Real Estate. While investing in land is one of the oldest businesses on…

Weekly Roundup + Top Performer: Strong Earnings, Simmering Inflation, Turkish Trade Troubles

Avatar_023t / ShutterStock||| Markets’ performance this week comes with a healthy dose of déjà vu. An impressive bull run dominated the narrative earlier in the week, bringing indexes close to…

Old-Fashioned Profits? Understanding the Industrials Sector

Avatar_023t / ShutterStock||| Today, we’re focusing on a sector that was historically even more influential but remains a vital component of the overall market: Industrials. The many industries of this…

Finding ‘Healthy’ Profits in the Healthcare Sector: Investor’s Overview

Video Creative/ ShutterStock||| Today, we’re continuing our series on the strategic dynamics shaping the sector categories used by analysts to understand the equity market. We've seen that while every sector…

Analyzing Apple’s Earnings Explosion + Trillion Dollar Milestone

The consumer technology giant Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) made headlines this week when its market cap grew to over $1 Trillion. This growth was driven by a fantastic earnings report, released in…

Stock Market Sectors: The ‘Utility’ of Strong Stable Profits

pan demin/ShutterStock.com||| So far, we’ve seen several sectors that, while including a diversity of industries, are usefully grouped according to shared sensitivity to macroeconomic dynamics. Sectors like consumer staples provide…

Consumer Discretionary Sector: Cycle-Leading and the Amazon Effect

Bobex-73/ShutterStock.com||| Like the consumer staple sector we explored yesterday, the Consumer Discretionary sector includes a diverse array of industries. They include both goods and services offered in market segments such…

Consumer Staples: News-Driven Profits and Price Competition

Elena Veselova/ShutterStock.com||| Yesterday, we went over the fundamentals of the financial sector. We saw that financials, like energy, are a class of stocks with a vital but often hard to…

Putting News-Based Profits “in the Bank”: Understanding the Financial Sector

Anton Violin/ShutterStock.com||| We’re moving on from our look at the upstream and downstream energy sector; our next focus is another sector that’s intimately tied to the performance of the global…

Paddling “Downstream” for Energy Sector Profits

GoodStudio/ShutterStock.com||| Yesterday, we began our look at the energy sector by looking at upstream stocks (companies involved in the actual extraction of oil and gas). Today, we’re shifting focus to…