3 Stocks That Could Make Huge Moves This Week

Two variables are combining forces to make for a rollercoaster week for these three stocks.

Jul 6, 2014 at 1:00PM

The fireworks won't end with the 4th of July celebrations -- at least not on the stock market. This week, shares of The Container Store (NYSE:TCS)Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST), and Bob Evans Farms (NASDAQ:BOBE) will all be showing off their own kind of explosions.

Let me explain: Each of these companies are at the intersection of two variables that, when they meet, often create volatility. The first of those two is that investors are selling a large number of shares "short" -- or betting against their success. The other is that each is reporting earnings.

If you don't believe such circumstances create volatility, simply look at the last time I tried to pinpoint such variables: The stocks mentioned moved an average of 8% following their respective earnings release.

But don't be misled: I don't think anyone should trade based on these trends. Instead, I think it's far more Foolish for current shareholders to prepare for volatility, and know what to really look for when their companies report. To find that out, check out the following slideshow.

Warren Buffett's big revelation: a new threat
Warren Buffett didn't make his money by trading in and out of positions when they made big swings:Hhe focused on a few variables that made a big difference. And it looks like he's just found another one.

At the recent Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting, Buffett said this emerging technology is threatening his biggest cash cow. While Buffett shakes in his billionaire boots, only a few investors are embracing this new market, which experts say will be worth over $2 trillion. Find out how you can cash in on this technology before the crowd catches on, by jumping on to one company that could get you the biggest piece of the action. Click here to access a free investor alert on the company we're calling the brains behind the technology.

Brian Stoffel owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway and The Container Store Group. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway and The Container Store Group. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. 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.

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.")

Yet according to one J.D. Power and Associates survey, only 1 in 5 Americans are even interested in this technology, much less ready to invest in it. Needless to say, you haven't missed your window of opportunity. 

Think about how many amazing technologies you've watched soar to new heights while you kick yourself thinking, "I knew about that technology before everyone was talking about it, but I just sat on my hands." 

Don't let that happen again. This time, it should be your family telling you, "I can't believe you knew about and invested in that technology so early on."

That's why I hope you take just a few minutes to access the exclusive research our team of analysts has put together on this industry and the one stock positioned to capitalize on this major shift.

Click here to learn about this incredible technology before Buffett stops being scared and starts buying!

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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