The Fool Looks Ahead

Let's take a look at the first full trading week of 2014.

Jan 4, 2014 at 7:45AM

There's never a dull week on Wall Street. Let's go over some of the news that will shape the week to come.

The new trading week kicks off with Calavo Growers (NASDAQ:CVGW) reporting its quarterly results. Guacamole is as popular as ever, and not just because it's the only item at your favorite burrito joint that costs extra. Calavo Growers is a leading grower of avocados, and it should continue to rock with the guac, as the pros see revenue soaring 32% in its latest quarter.

Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) has made the most of the popularity of flash memory in smartphones, tablets, and netbooks. The volatility of DRAM prices is what has rocked Micron's financials from time to time.

Right now Micron's business is booming. Analysts a healthy profit of $0.44 a share, with revenue more than doubling for the quarter.

One of the market's more controversial players, Monsanto (NYSE:MON), reports on Wednesday. Agricultural chemicals help farmers improve their yields, but activist groups argue that Monsanto's agribusiness enhancements are doing more harm than good. Monsanto isn't going to change perceptions overnight, but at least we'll get a snapshot of how it's holding up financially.

(NYSE:AA) reports on Thursday. Analysts see the aluminum giant posting slightly lower revenue and earnings than it did a year earlier, but that doesn't mean it will happen. Alcoa has trounced Wall Street's profit targets in the past three quarters -- by 17% or better -- and it wouldn't be a shock to see it at least match last year's bottom-line performance.

The final trading day of the week will be quiet outside of coinciding with the final day of the four-day Consumer Electronics Show expo in Las Vegas. This is annual consumer-tech showcase where companies roll out the gadgetry that they expect will make waves later in the year.

If you're still hungry for earnings news, you can hold out for Infosys (NYSE:INFY). Providing consulting, technology, and outsourcing solutions out of India offers global companies cost-effective IT services, and Infosys should deliver another quarter of growth.

Look beyond next week
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4 in 5 Americans Are Ignoring Buffett's Warning

Don't be one of them.

Jun 12, 2015 at 5:01PM

Admitting fear is difficult.

So you can imagine how shocked I was to find out Warren Buffett recently told a select number of investors about the cutting-edge technology that's keeping him awake at night.

This past May, The Motley Fool sent 8 of its best stock analysts to Omaha, Nebraska to attend the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder meeting. CEO Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger fielded questions for nearly 6 hours.
The catch was: Attendees weren't allowed to record any of it. No audio. No video. 

Our team of analysts wrote down every single word Buffett and Munger uttered. Over 16,000 words. But only two words stood out to me as I read the detailed transcript of the event: "Real threat."

That's how Buffett responded when asked about this emerging market that is already expected to be worth more than $2 trillion in the U.S. alone. Google has already put some of its best engineers behind the technology powering this trend. 

The amazing thing is, while Buffett may be nervous, the rest of us can invest in this new industry BEFORE the old money realizes what hit them.

KPMG advises we're "on the cusp of revolutionary change" coming much "sooner than you think."

Even one legendary MIT professor had to recant his position that the technology was "beyond the capability of computer science." (He recently confessed to The Wall Street Journal that he's now a believer and amazed "how quickly this technology caught on.")

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David Hanson owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway and American Express. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway, Google, and Coca-Cola.We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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