Articles by Kate Stalter

Kate Stalter
Kate Stalter

Kate Stalter is a Series 65-licensed asset manager, with more than two decades of experience in various areas of financial services. As an investment advisor and financial planner, Kate personally manages client portfolios, with a focus on successful retirement, including asset allocation, income generation and tax strategies. Kate also serves as a capital-markets contributor at Forbes.com, and is an expert columnist for the investment advisory channel at U.S. News & World Report. Contact Kate Stalter via email at [email protected]

3 Digital Marketplace Stocks Forming New Bases After 2020 Rallies
3 Digital Marketplace Stocks Forming New Bases After 2020 Rallies
April 13th, 2021  6:34 AM

Pandemic lockdowns boosting business among digital sales platforms. By now, we’re all familiar with the theme of pandemic lockdowns boosting business among digital sales platforms, such as Shopify (NYSE: SHOP), Etsy (NASDAQ: ETSY), and Fiverr (NYSE: FVRR). 

3 Digital Media Stocks Setting Up For Further Gains
3 Digital Media Stocks Setting Up For Further Gains
April 12th, 2021  1:00 AM

Digital media companies Pinterest (NYSE: PINS), Snapchat (NYSE: SNAP) and Sea Limited (NYSE: SE) are all forming corrections after strong run-ups in 2020.  Much has been written lately about pullbacks in techs, Internet companies, and growth stocks in general, following big gains in 2020.

Housing Industry Outlook Strong, Despite High Lumber Prices
Housing Industry Outlook Strong, Despite High Lumber Prices
April 9th, 2021  1:00 AM

Frenzy in the homebuilding market is sending stocks like Hovnanian Enterprises (NYSE: HOV), Century Communities (NYSE: CCS) and Beazer Homes (NYSE: BZH) to new highs. 

Semiconductor Industry Set To Benefit From Global Chip Shortage
Semiconductor Industry Set To Benefit From Global Chip Shortage
April 8th, 2021  1:00 AM

Semiconductor manufacturers such as Amkor Technology (NASDAQ: AMKR), ON Semiconductor (NASDAQ: ON) and United Microelectronics (NYSE: UMC) are benefiting from strong demand for electronics gear, combined with a global chip shortage..

3 Fintech Stocks With Good 2021 Prospects
3 Fintech Stocks With Good 2021 Prospects
April 7th, 2021  1:00 AM

Financial technologies are extending their reach into more aspects of life, all over the world, opening more doors for companies like NCR (NYSE: NCR), ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW) and Fiserv (NASDAQ: FISV). 

3 Building Materials Stocks With Constructive Price Action
3 Building Materials Stocks With Constructive Price Action
April 6th, 2021  1:00 AM

Buyers are snapping up new homes, often sight unseen and paying with cash, generating booming business for companies such as Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), Builders FirstSource (NASDAQ: BLDR) and Cornerstone Building Brands (NYSE: CNR). 

3 Alcoholic Beverage Stocks Showing Their Spirit
3 Alcoholic Beverage Stocks Showing Their Spirit
April 5th, 2021  1:00 AM

Despite bar and restaurant closures a little over a year ago, various factors helped alcoholic beverage companies, such as Boston Beer Company (NYSE: SAM), Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ) and Willamette Valley Vineyards (NASDAQ: WVVI), stay on top like an olive garnishing a martini. 

Furniture Manufacturers See Booming Business During Pandemic
Furniture Manufacturers See Booming Business During Pandemic
April 2nd, 2021  1:00 AM

Furniture companies thrived during the era of Covid, as consumers bought new homes and updated their existing dwellings. Furniture retailers Wayfair (NYSE: W), Natuzzi (NYSE: NTZ) and Bassett (NASDAQ: BSET) are among stocks benefiting as Americans relocate during the pandemic. 

3 Newly Public Companies With Strong Charts Post-IPO
3 Newly Public Companies With Strong Charts Post-IPO
April 1st, 2021  1:00 AM

individual investors may find it’s best to wait out this initial pullback and wait for the stock to emerge from a constructive chart pattern before buying.  Here's a look at three companies showing strong price movement after their 2020 IPOs.

3 Online Education Stocks Looking Smart
3 Online Education Stocks Looking Smart
March 30th, 2021  1:00 AM

Online education is becoming a bigger business all the time, which is why shares of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC), Chegg (NYSE: CHGG) and GP Strategies (NYSE: GPX) are racing higher. Digital learning was already on the upswing when the pandemic hit; Covid only accelerated that trend.

3 Telecom Infrastructure Stocks Signaling Big Gains
3 Telecom Infrastructure Stocks Signaling Big Gains
March 30th, 2021  1:00 AM

Telecom infrastructure stocks aren't among the glamorous tech names, but they've been on strong uptrends the past year. Analysts see benefits from both the work-from-home trend, as well as an upcoming back-to-the-office trend.

Do Hotel Stocks Have Room To Run?
Do Hotel Stocks Have Room To Run?
March 28th, 2021  1:00 AM

Hotel stocks were slammed in 2020, with earnings skidding along with occupancy. However, a rebound seems at hand, and Wall Street expects better things ahead.

Global Shipping Companies See Booming Business During Pandemic
Global Shipping Companies See Booming Business During Pandemic
March 26th, 2021  1:00 AM

Chalk it up as another one of those pandemic surprises: Shipping companies, such as Matson (NYSE: MATX), ZIM Integrated Shipping Services (NYSE: ZIM) and Danaos (NYSE: DAC) are among the fastest-moving stocks these days. 

Best Buy Pivots To Address Changing Retail Landscape
Best Buy Pivots To Address Changing Retail Landscape
March 25th, 2021  1:00 AM

Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) is a little like the character from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” who shouts, “Not dead yet” as undertakers try to cart him away. Best Buy is pivoting toward a new environment where shoppers are increasingly online, and the workforce will demand greater flexibility.

3 TV And Radio Stocks Broadcast Their Growth
3 TV And Radio Stocks Broadcast Their Growth
March 24th, 2021  1:00 AM

In an era of streaming videos and podcasting, who would have expected television- and radio-industry stocks like Gray Television (NYSE: GTN), Townsquare Media (NYSE: TSQ) and Entravision (NYSE: EVC) to show technical strength? 

Signet Earnings Sparkle As Company Pivots Toward Online Sales
Signet Earnings Sparkle As Company Pivots Toward Online Sales
March 23rd, 2021  1:00 AM

Signet Jewelers (NYSE: SIG) is trading at its best levels since October 2018. The stock has soared to a year-to-date return of 109.42% and a one-year return of 637.86%. 

3 Energy Stocks Rising Along With Sector Strength
3 Energy Stocks Rising Along With Sector Strength
March 21st, 2021  1:00 AM

The energy sector is on the rise, as demand increases, but some producers are keeping a lid on supply. Here are three energy stocks trading near highs.

Avery Dennison Sticking To Technology-Driven Growth
Avery Dennison Sticking To Technology-Driven Growth
March 18th, 2021  1:00 AM

It’s safe to say that just about every adult in the U.S. is familiar with Avery Dennison’s (NYSE: AVY) labels that you can pick up at any office supply store.

Landstar Price Keeps On Trucking Higher
Landstar Price Keeps On Trucking Higher
March 18th, 2021  1:00 AM

Landstar System found strong support at its 50-day average recently, and rebounded to new highs. The stock is now extended from a proper buy point, but investors should watch for the next pullback.

Raymond James Financial Stock May Be Forming Flat Base
Raymond James Financial Stock May Be Forming Flat Base
March 17th, 2021  1:00 AM

Raymond James Financial outperformed analysts' earnings expectations in its most recent report, and is now forming a sideways price consolidation. The stock is trading at new highs.

Modular Home Builder Skyline Champion Trading At New Highs
Modular Home Builder Skyline Champion Trading At New Highs
March 16th, 2021  1:00 AM

The Covid-19 pandemic hasn’t stopped Americans from moving, and that’s benefited Skyline Champion (NYSE: SKY). The Michigan-based company specializes in various categories of manufactured homes, including the currently popular “tiny homes.”

Can The Trade Desk Rebound From Google’s Cookie Policy?
Can The Trade Desk Rebound From Google’s Cookie Policy?
March 15th, 2021  1:00 AM

Shares of digital media buying platform The Trade Desk (NASDAQ: TTD) remain off December highs, but rallied back last week. The stock closed Friday at $751.22.

 Darling Ingredients’ Sales, Earnings Soar On Clean Energy Demand
Darling Ingredients’ Sales, Earnings Soar On Clean Energy Demand
March 12th, 2021  1:00 AM

Darling Ingredients (NYSE: DAR) is a company that works magic: It transforms foodservice waste into fuel and other products. As numerous states, as well as the federal government, are implementing new clean energy targets, demand for a service like Darling’s is flying high.

Can Fulgent Sustain Sky-High Growth Post-Pandemic?
Can Fulgent Sustain Sky-High Growth Post-Pandemic?
March 11th, 2021  1:00 AM

Diagnostic test maker Fulgent Genetics (NASDAQ; FLGT) closed Wednesday at $97.20, down 11.28%, or $12.36. It’s hovering near its 50-day moving average.

Purple Innovation Attempts Rebound After Earnings Dive
Purple Innovation Attempts Rebound After Earnings Dive
March 10th, 2021  1:00 AM

Shares of mattress maker Purple Innovation (NASDAQ: PRPL) are waking up after tumbling more than 32% on March 4, following a disappointing earnings report.

Vuzix Eyeing Partnerships For Its Augmented Reality Glasses
Vuzix Eyeing Partnerships For Its Augmented Reality Glasses
March 9th, 2021  1:00 AM

While augmented reality is a hot topic among gamers, West Henrietta, New York-based Vuzix (NASDAQ: VUZI) has its eyes on the industrial and enterprise markets.

 Tesla Leads Fellow EV Makers Down The Hill
Tesla Leads Fellow EV Makers Down The Hill
March 8th, 2021  1:00 AM

One factor affecting Tesla and its industry compatriots: A spike in Treasury yields caused investors to switch out of techs. In addition, growing optimism about a post-pandemic world means a shift toward the energy and industrial sectors.

Will Crocs Find Institutional Support At A Key Moving Average?
Will Crocs Find Institutional Support At A Key Moving Average?
March 5th, 2021  1:00 AM

Who would have guessed that the clunky, colorful clogs made by Crocs (NASDAQ: CROX) would be a fashion item in 2021? The stock is trading near all-time highs, on the heels of a lengthy rally.

Kohl’s, Target, Abercrombie & Fitch and AutoZone are among high profile retailers reporting earnings this week
Kohl’s, Target, Abercrombie & Fitch and AutoZone are among high profile retailers reporting earnings this week
March 4th, 2021  1:00 AM

Americans shopped for household goods, auto parts, and casual clothing. For some retailers, online channels were strong; others continue to rely more on walk-in traffic.

Future Looks Bright For Beyond Meat & Plant-Based Food Industry
Future Looks Bright For Beyond Meat & Plant-Based Food Industry
March 1st, 2021  1:00 AM

Beyond Meat (NASDAQ: BYND), maker of plant-based meat alternatives, got a boost from its fourth-quarter earnings report, despite some disappointing results.

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