These Web Sites Can Help
You Make More Money
Staying on top of your stock’s industry news and trends will make you a
better investor. Here's where to find that info.
GalaxoSmithKline’s once promising new heart drug, Darapladib, flunked
its FDA mandated tests, killing its future prospects. Besides for market
moving news such as the Darapladib debacle, Biotech features in-depth
commentary about happenings in biotech and the pharmaceutical business.
If you invest in this category, check out Clinical Trial News accessed
from the News section. Phase III trials (final phase) results often
provoke big stock moves in both directions.
Capital Link Marine Transportation (http://marine-transportation.capitallink.com/)
“The darkest days of the downturn in the
containership segment appear to be behind us.” This recent quote from
the CEO of a container shipping company, found in Capital Link’s Latest
News section, could be worth money to container ship investors. Capital
Link’s Media Interviews, most featuring shipping industry CEOs, are
equally informative. The Maritime Indices section shows current
and historical charter day rates for dry-bulk and crude oil tankers.
These are the numbers that heavily influence ship owners’ profit
Edmunds Industry Center (edmunds.com/industry-center)
Large vehicle sales are up while small car sales are falling. Also,
growing inventories are driving used-car sales down. Further, more new
car buyers are choosing to lease instead of purchase. Edmunds is the
go-to site for auto industry information that could help you make better
Energy Information Administration (www.eia.doe.gov)
This U.S. government agency site has all sorts of data about petroleum,
natural gas, and electricity production. Data you might find useful
includes current and historical coal, crude oil, natural gas, gasoline
and heating oil prices. The site also offers historical and forecast
energy consumption numbers through 2040.
Energy Pulse (www.energypulse.net/centers)
Provides in-depth commentary on the energy industry. For instance, a
lengthy May 8 article tells you more than you want to know about
hydraulic fracturing (fracking), and why you shouldn’t stay up nights
worrying about it.
Farm Industry News (www.farmindustrynews.com)
Think farming is boring? Not any more. Think about employing satellite
imagery, drones, robot weeding systems, high-speed planters, and much
more. It’s all explained in Farm Industry News.
Food Navigator.com (www.foodnavigator-usa.com)
Organic food sales are soaring, food supplement makers are switching to
non-GMO ingredients, whole grains reduce inflammation in overweight
children, and “Newmans’ Own” has started making ‘Greek yogurt,’ which is
a fast growing food category. Food Navigator covers the food industry,
often from a science and nutrition perspective.
Insurance Journal (www.insurancejournal.com)
Fewer consumers shopped online for new auto insurance in 2013 than the
year before, and 2012 was down from 2011. Translated, that means higher
percentages of consumers are satisfied with their current insurance
providers. That’s the kind of information you’ll find in Insurance
Journal, which covers the insurance industry and its suppliers.
National Real Estate Investor (www.nreionline.com)
Office leasing activity in San Francisco increased by 25% in January
through March of this year. That information should help real estate
investment trust (REIT) investors determine which office REITs are going
to outperform. Besides for office properties, National Real Estate
Investor covers all commercial real estate property types including
industrial, medical, retail, and lodging.
Oil & Gas Journal (www.ogj.pennnet.com)
Publicly traded oil and natural gas producer Encana (ECA) developed new
techniques for shale drilling for one of its British Columbia properties
that the company described as a “game changer.” This is news that energy
investors should be able to put to good use. Oil & Gas Journal is chuck
full of news and research about all facets of the oil and gas industry.
The Register (www.theregister.co.uk)
This U.K. based site’s logo “Biting the hand that feeds it,” describes
its intentionally provocative approach. The Register covers technology
with mostly original stories. Not a techie magazine, it focuses on the
business side of the industry. The Register is always interesting, even
if it sometimes gets it wrong.
Transport Topics (www.ttnews.com)
Truck shipment volumes are increasing while gasoline and diesel prices
are dropping. These events should translate to higher profits for truck
operators. Transport Topic is the place to keep up with news affecting
the trucking industry.
These are the industry sites that I have room to describe here.
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