Earlier in the year the CEO of AT&T (T), Edward Whitacre, made remarks about how Google was getting a free ride on the network his company created and should be made to pay higher usage fees. Google (GOOG) was predictably troubled by the comments, since under their current operational model AT&T could do a number of things to disrupt their service and profitability. Continue reading
Analysts are expecting global spending on energy and power infrastructure to grow nearly 10% a year for the next 5 years. Today we will look for values on companies in the global marketplace engaged in the construction of power plants and/or the associated electrical distribution equipment. Continue reading
On Monday, a 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit northwest Japan knocking out the production lines of a large auto part manufacturer. Reports suggest this could affect as much as 70% of Japan’s domestic auto industry. Continue reading
News outlets have been very impressed with the performance of technology stocks in the first half of 2007. It is true, tech stocks are performing better than most other sectors and the trend may continue for the remainder of the year. In this blog we’re going to look at 5 fast moving tech stocks and a way an investor can potentially boost the already tidy gains using a covered call investment strategy. Continue reading
Stock news outlets are notorious for providing lists. Recently, Jim Cramer’s website reported on stocks with huge insider purchases and buybacks. Barron’s Magazine also routinely runs articles on this subject. Today in the PowerOptions weblog, we’ll take a look at the list and then explore option trading ideas using this information. Continue reading
General Electric (GE) and Hitachi (HIT), in a move anticipating the resurgence of Nuclear Power amid global environmental concerns and electricity demand, have entered into a joint operating agreement.
An audio podcast of this article is available at: poweropt.com/podcasts/2007_07_11_GE.mp3
The International Speedway Corporation (ISCA) stated Monday it would end its relationship with Pepsi Cola (PEP) and enter into a 10-year deal with Atlanta-based Coca-Cola (KO). This will make Coke the official soft drink for 11 of the company’s race tracks including where the Daytona 500 is run. Pepsi has been the official beverage at Daytona 500 for 49 years. This comes somewhat cruelly, although perhaps poignantly to some, one day after the running of the Pepsi 400. Continue reading