June 6, 2023 | Daily JAM, NVDA, Videos |
Today’s Trend of the Week is Should You Sell Nvidia? Nvidia (NVDA) has had a great run. Recently, post-earnings, the stock shot up even higher It’s up 44% in the last month, 67% in the last three months, and 166% year to date. The PE on trailing earnings is 203. (The average market PE for a well-liked growth stock is closer to 25-28.) That makes this an making this extraordinarily high-priced stock. However, the forward PE is “just” 84 times projected earnings per share over the next 12 months. That’s below very hefty projected earnings growth. The current growth projection for the second quarter is at 302%; the following quarter is 286%; and for the year as a whole, 132%. So at 84 times projected earnings this isn’t extraordinarily expensive–as long as those projections come through. It’s very hard for a company, even Nvidia, to maintain this kind of growth for very long. Growth in 2024 is only projected at 34%. If we get down to 50% or 30% growth, the market is likely to wake up one day and feel this is a really expensive stock. So keep an eye on guidance for 2024 as we get closer to 2024. (A rule of thumb is that Wall Street analysts tend to look about 6 months ahead in their buy/sell/hol calls on a stock. For now, hold on. Until you see growth projections start to drop below 100%. At that point, even if a stock growing by 50% a year is an amazing future story, a door might be a good thing to find.
June 3, 2023 | Daily JAM, Videos |
How Long Can a Dangerously Narrow Market Run? Certainly not forever. But longer than you might imagine. The Nasdaq 100 and S&P 500 have increasingly diverged. The week before last, the NASDAQ 100 (which includes the largest technology companies), was up 3.15% and the S&P was up only .28%. Over the last three months, the NASDAQ 100 was up 18.88% and the S&P was up 6.14%. For 2023 to date through May 29, the NASDAQ was up 31%, and the S&P was up 10%. NASDAQ tech stocks, like Nvidia (NVDA), are driving the index up and that is pulling the rest of the market with it. The remainder of the market, however, is weighed down by warnings of a tough retail economy, companies reporting negative growth, and inflation problems. At the moment, investors are betting on technology’s big growth to avoid problems from a slowing economy, prolonged high inflation, and the Fed’s rate hikes. The result is a very narrow market, with a small number of specific stocks propping it up. History says, that eventually, the market rally will either expand, with more stocks participating, or it will fail because you can’t sustain an upward trend with fewer and fewer stocks. Narrow markets can run for longer than you might think. But it’s not too early to locate the exits.
June 1, 2023 | AMAT, AMD, CVS, Daily JAM, Dividend Income, EMR, GOOG, ILMN, Jubak Picks, Long Term, MSFT, NVDA, Top 50 Stocks, TSM, Volatility |
Artificial intelligence really is a paradigm-breaking, transformative technology. Right now, investors are so enthusiastic about the sector, especially the obvious leader Nvidia (NVDA), that we’re looking at a potential bubble that will collapse with much gnashing of teeth and I-told-you-so “wisdom” casting doubt on the reality of the entire endeavor. I think a bubble is indeed possible. Nvidia did trade at a trailing twelve-month price-to-earnings ratio of 196 on May 31, after all. But I think you do want to own the sector now–because the breaking of the bubble, if it does break is, in my opinion, two quarters or more away. And you want to own the sector for the long run–say, 10 years or more–because it is such a game changer for so much of the economy. But what to own? I’ve put together a list of the 10 stocks that I think are the best way to participate in the AI gold rush.
May 25, 2023 | Daily JAM, Morning Briefing |
They’re still talking. Which is good. It looks like there might be a deal. Which is good. It would be based on kicking all the tough line item decisions on what programs to cut down the road to the August and September budget and appropriations process in Congress.
May 24, 2023 | Daily JAM, NVDA, Top 50 Stocks, Volatility |
Nvidia (NVDA) shares were up 19.68% at 4:45 p.m. New York time today, May 24, after the company reported beating analyst estimates on earnings and revenue. The company also told analysts to expect second-quarter revenue way, way above pre-announcement projections. For the three-month period ending April 30, Nvidia earned $1.09 per share, excluding one-time items, as revenue came in at $7.19 billion. Analysts were looking for the company to report earnings of 92 cents a share and $6.28 billion in revenue.
May 22, 2023 | Daily JAM, Special Reports |
Certainly, we can all understand the attraction. Back on May 14, 2013, shares of Nvidia (NVDA) closed at a split-adjusted $3.60 a share. On May 1, they closed at $289.53. That’s a gain of 7943% in 10 years. Can we find the next Nvidia? 20/20 foresight would help, of course. But we can learn something about how to find the next Nvidia by examining the history of the current Nvidia. In Parr 1 of this Special Report I established some of the parameters that will guide my search for the next Nvidia. It’s necessary groundwork, I believe. I’ll start the task of building my list of 10 picks for finding the next Nvidia in Part 2.
May 3, 2023 | Daily JAM, MSFT, NVDA, Videos |
Today’s topic is Is This the End of Momentum? One Last Momentum Blowout. This has been a great market for very specific stocks. We’re seeing a very narrow momentum market. A few stocks are overperforming the index and propping it up. An example is Meta Platforms (NASDAQ: META), formerly known as Facebook. Meta is up 102% this year and it’s up about 14% in the last month. The S&P is up 9.5% year to date and just 1.5% in the last month. We’re seeing a large divergence between the index and a narrow group of a few rallying stocks, like Meta, Netflix, Microsoft, and Nvidia. These stocks are outperforming the index, but they’re up based on very recent history. Meta’s recent earnings jolted the stock upwards, but it’s still a company that is bleeding money to develop its virtual reality products, with billions of dollars ($13.7B in 2022) lost by its Reality Labs program. The company had staked its future on the Metaverse but has yet to create a viable product from the project. As the momentum of these few stocks starts to slow, Meta could take a big hit because of these fundamental factors. In my opinion, we’re near the top of this momentum market and it’s time to start taking profits from companies like Meta, Microsoft, and Nvidia.
March 30, 2023 | ADBE, Daily JAM, Jubak Picks, MSFT, NVDA, Top 50 Stocks, Volatility |
In Step #3 of my Special Report: 5 Moves for the Next 5 Months, on March 24 I added three Big Tech stocks–Microsoft (MSFT), Adobe (ADBE), and Nvidia (NVDA) to my Volatility Portfolio ahead of earnings season. My theory, explained in that post was that we were facing a tough earnings season for most stocks and that reliable earnings growth from Big Tech would make those stocks look like a safe haven in a period when the Standard & Poor’s 500 as a whole was projected to show a drop in earnings. (I also owned up to my mistake in selling Nvidia back on February 16. That was just wrong. More on why I was wrong and why I’ve changed my mind on that in a post tomorrow or so.)
March 23, 2023 | Daily JAM, Morning Briefing |
Here’s Step #3 in my 5 Steps for the Next 5 Months Special Report
March 8, 2023 | Daily JAM, Short Term, Special Reports |
This is going to take me a while to get all five steps posted. The market situation is very complicated right now and the appropriate solutions are very specific. I’m going to start with the short-term moves you need to be making NOW and then gradually extend my recommendations to cover the entire next five months. I’ve now posted Steps #1, #2, and #3
February 20, 2023 | ADBE, Daily JAM, Jubak Picks, Long Term, MSFT, NVDA, Special Reports, Top 50 Stocks |
You can understand the gold rush: One AI stock is up 105% (and 78% in the last month) in 2023 as of the February 17 close.
But are shares of that company, the software artificial company C3A (AI), the stock you want to own, or is this stock simply a beneficiary of hot money jumping on anything that sounds like artificial intelligence? As one market observer put it on Seeking Alpha recently, “The ticker is more valuable than the company.” This doesn’t mean that the current revolution in artificial intelligence isn’t real. And here I give you my 7 picks for investing in the latest AI revolution
February 16, 2023 | CHPT, Daily JAM, DIS, EVGO, Jubak Picks, Millennial, NVDA, Top 50 Stocks, TWLO, Volatility |
The rally on February 15 sure looked like a speculative blowout of the kind that often signals a market top. For me, it was the last straw and I’m selling into the rally. This post tells you what I’m selling and how I arrived at these decisions. But first, a few words on Wednesday’s move.