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Don't bet the Farm on Shake Shack (SHAK)

Shake Shack

First day and up over 100%

If only normal people could have been in on the Shake Shack Inc (NYSE:SHAK) IPO, we could have been set for 2015.  Nope.  You get the chance to buy it after a 100% gain.  No thanks.

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Swiss women - beautiful. It's ecomony -- not.

How to play the country's demise of the Swiss Franc and now doomed economy. You could short or find the bottom in the iShares MSCI Switzerland Index Fund ETF (EWL), CurrencyShares Swiss Franc Trust (FXF), or the First Trust Switzerland AlphaDEX ETF (FSZ).

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One ETF to rule them all.

First Trust DJ Internet Index Fund ETF (FDN) has been around since 2006 and is up 200% since then. The ETF now holds some of our favorite stocks that could do well in 2015 including Facebook (FB), Amazon Inc (AMZN), Google (GOOGL), Netflix (NFLX), Salesforce.com (CRM), Priceline (PCLN), and eBay Inc (EBAY).

Gogo is ruled by the Shorts

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The stock is in freefall since the start of the year.

Gogo Inc (GOGO) shares have fallen 18% since the start of the new year. It is a not a 'Happy New Year' for Gogo shareholders.

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Gold miners are back.

Gold miners are on fire after taking a beating just about dying in 2014.  The returns in the most popular gold mining ETFs are off the charts.  The most popular of them all that contains the most assets is the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) which is up 21% in 2015. That's right the year just started and gold miners are on fire, the Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust (NUGT) is up an incredible 67% this year already.

The Bullish Case for Phillips 66 (PSX)

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The average TP return suggests at 39% run this year.

Phillips 66 (PSX) shares just from the average target price estimates suggest a near 40% return in the next 12 months.  Barrons went as far as saying they could pop 50% on restructing.

Star Wars 7 Trailer new Stormtroopers

We think it gets the $100 roll very soon.

Yet another reason to buy Walt Disney (DIS) as we have been preaching since the announcement of Star Wars Episode 7.

Free Advertising for Netflix tonight

NetFlix Cobra Commander

Golden Globe play

Netflix (NFLX)gets the spotlight tonight. It could help the stock for the coming week. The three Netflix original shows and the actors that are being nominated are from House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, and Derek.

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What else can you use besides Netflix to watch movies and TV shows online? 

The obvious and perhaps best user experience to watching movies and tv shows online is Netflix (NFLX).  They are the setting the bar and their user friendly-intuitive design is the standard that everyone else is copying.  If you want to watch movies from your laptop, XBOX 360, PS3, tablet (iPad, Nexus 7, Nexus 10) then this is the list you have been searching.  Believe it or not, there are free versions of Netflix on the web however they are not legal.

 

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2015 starts off horrible. Relax.

Stocks are not dying, everyone needs to take a breath. Thanks to the pullback quality names like Google (GOOGL), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Walt Disney (DIS), and even Netflix (NFLX) look attractive.