_medium

David Moadel

David Moadel proudly serves as the Chief Analyst and Opportunity Researcher for PortfolioWealthGlobal.com as well as a financial writer for CrushTheStreet.com and InvestorPlace.com. David is also active on multiple social media platforms, with tens of thousands of followers on YouTube, Twitter, StockTwits, and other popular sites. His YouTube channel educates and informs a loyal crowd of followers on topics ranging from cryptocurrencies to stocks, options, precious metals, bonds, futures, and other areas of finance. With a master's degree in education and decades of investing experience, David has the financial know-how and a passion for teaching that has boosted the bottom line of countless clients. Focusing on data rather than emotions, David is always on the lookout for new pathways to financial freedom. Count on David for wealth-building strategies and resources for investors and traders of all financial backgrounds.

Disclosure: I am in full compliance with all ethics and other policies for Market Realist research analysts. I am not invested in securities that I cover on Market Realist.

More From David Moadel

  • newspaper image
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How to Profit When the Stock Market Goes Down

    Beginners in the stock market tend to think about investing as buying stocks and making money when those stocks go up. But it’s not the only way.

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///jesse gardner VRyjxII unsplash
    Tech & Comm Services

    AMD Stock’s Breathtaking Run Could Be Ending Soon

    The poster child of momentum plays this year has been AMD stock. But will it fall off a cliff after this year’s impressive momentum?

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///AdobeStock_
    Personal Finance

    Retirement Investing: Yes, You Can Do It Yourself

    Investing for retirement has its own unique characteristics. Your priorities change, and so should your investing strategies.

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///AdobeStock_
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How to Profit from Stock Market Sector Rotation

    Trends and fashions come and go in life and in the stock market. To make money from sector rotation, you’ll want to follow these steps.

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///AdobeStock_
    Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

    Is Bitcoin Dominance a Threat to Altcoins?

    Let’s be honest about Bitcoin (BTC) versus other coins. Bitcoin dominance means BTC is the most popular and recognized cryptocurrency in the world.

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///AdobeStock__Editorial_Use_Only
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Can Target Save Toys R Us from the Retail Graveyard?

    Target has just announced a partnership with Toys R Us parent company Tru Kids Brands to manage online sales and order fulfillment.

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///doug zuba YpzMrsAI unsplash
    Company & Industry Overviews

    The GM Strike Presents a Prime Buying Opportunity

    The news is all over the financial front pages: General Motors (GM) is facing its first large-scale strike since 2007, and shareholders aren’t too pleased.

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///young black man using laptop computer
    Personal Finance

    Picking Your First Stocks: A Beginner’s Guide

    I’ve coached a lot of people throughout the years on how to pick the right stocks to buy. Now I’m sharing this handy guide to help beginner investors.

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///AdobeStock_
    Personal Finance

    How to Diversify Your Portfolio in a Few Easy Steps

    For steady income without devastating drawdowns, you have to diversify your portfolio. But where exactly do you start?

    By David Moadel
  • istock
    Dividends

    How to Make Money with Dividend Investing

    If you’re an income investor, I’ve got a strategy for you. Dividend investing is a time-tested way to grow your account over the long haul.

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///AdobeStock__Editorial_Use_Only
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Walmart the Ultimate Recession-Proof Stock?

    Walmart (WMT) has a long history and strong brand name recognition. But is there reason to believe WMT stock could actually withstand an economic meltdown?

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///AdobeStock_
    Personal Finance

    4 Bad Habits Keeping You from Becoming Wealthy

    Habits are a huge but underappreciated part of wealth building. It’s the little things you do on a daily basis that determine your future.

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///AdobeStock_
    Personal Finance

    Tax Prep Tips for Investors

    Even if you hire a professional to file your income taxes, there are still things you’ll need to consider. Here are my tax prep tips for fellow investors.

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///AdobeStock__Editorial_Use_Only
    Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

    Did YouTube Delete Bitcoin Videos in a ‘Crypto Purge’?

    A large number of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency videos on YouTube went missing, prompting many users to ask questions about what happened.

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///AdobeStock_
    Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

    Bitcoin Year in Review and 2020 Forecast

    I wouldn’t call 2019 a sea of tranquility for Bitcoin. But at least it wasn’t as much of a roller-coaster ride as the two preceding years.

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///thought catalog tRL_RkhDo unsplash
    Company & Industry Overviews

    PayPal Abandons Facebook’s Libra: Could Others Follow?

    PayPal announced its withdrawal from the 28-member team of Facebook’s Libra Project. Libra has received criticism from the public and private sectors.

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///AdobeStock_
    Personal Finance

    What Are Penny Stocks, and Can They Make You Money?

    Newcomers to the stock market often dream of fast profits but don’t have large investing accounts. Then they hear about this thing called “penny stocks.”

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///jacek dylag qt_kn_Yau unsplash
    Basic Materials

    A Beginner’s Guide to Gold and Silver Investing

    Investing in silver and gold isn’t for everybody, but precious metals can be a great option. Learn more about your options—from physical metals to ETFs.

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///shenzhen
    Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

    Is China’s Cryptocurrency Test Due to the ‘Zuckerberg Effect’?

    Could China’s government-sponsored digital asset threaten Bitcoin? And how much of it can we trace back to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg?

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///icons team Ph_TnXXYE unsplash
    Consumer

    Why Is Bitcoin Stuck in a Holding Pattern?

    If there’s one thing critics and fans agree on when it comes to Bitcoin, it’s the volatility factor. The moves are big, and timid investors need not apply.

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///gregory hayes Cb rNMOY unsplash
    Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

    How Long Will the Bitcoin Rout Last?

    After hanging out near the $10,000 level for a while and testing investors’ patience, Bitcoin (BTC-USD) has made headlines once again—but not in a good way.

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///gold bit coin btc coins on the motherboard bitcoin is a worldwi
    Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

    Should China’s Crypto Crackdown Keep You from Bitcoin?

    If you’re going to invest in a cryptocurrency like Bitcoin, you’d better toughen up. This kind of investing is not for the faint of heart.

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///golden bitcoin in african american man hand closeup
    Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

    Is Tim Draper ‘Crypto Crazy’ after Huge Bitcoin Prediction?

    An early investor in Twitter and Tesla, billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper expects to see Bitcoin reach $250,000 in 2022 or 2023.

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///A doctor showing a patient a syringe used to inject testosterone
    Healthcare

    ‘Medicare for All’ Is No Reason to Drop Healthcare Stocks

    While the media caters to Millennial preferences, there’s one economic sector that’s shifting to a more seasoned crowd: healthcare stocks.

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///davey heuser ZXqEDTEk unsplash
    Cannabis

    Red Alert for Green Stocks: Aurora and Cannabis Calamity

    It’s been quite the whipsaw week for cannabis stocks, to put it mildly. First, there was the “Drake spike.” Then came the earnings disappointments.

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///francois hoang MFYlCoSm o unsplash
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Alibaba Beats Expectations with Blockbuster Singles’ Day

    Singles’ Day might sound like a Tinder promotion, but it’s actually the Chinese equivalent to the biggest shopping day of the year in the US—Black Friday.

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///AdobeStock__Editorial_Use_Only
    Consumer

    After a Wild Week, Is It Safe to Buy Nio Stock?

    Encouraging news and upward price action could signal a turnaround for Nio stock, but don’t get ahead of yourself. Nio’s future remains uncertain.

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///AdobeStock_
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Kraft Heinz Stock: Glimmer of Hope, or Dead Cat Bounce?

    To call Kraft Heinz stock (KHC) “unloved” in 2019 would be the understatement of the year. But is a turnaround in the cards?

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///AdobeStock__Editorial_Use_Only
    Energy & Utilities

    Chevron Stock Could Enter the ‘Buy’ Zone Soon

    Chevron stock (XOM) closely relates to oil prices, so investors sometimes use this highly liquid, well-regarded stock as a trading vehicle for oil.

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///neonbrand sKIuhHg unsplash
    Company & Industry Overviews

    GM Headline Parade Continues with Truck, SUV Recall

    For decades, investors have considered General Motors a “safety stock” due to its low beta. Now the GM recall and recent strike are challenging that notion.

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///daysreplay pr marketing _asMAXhc unsplash
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Are Mastercard’s Earnings Results a Win for America?

    Mastercard just posted a solid earnings beat. It’s been a blockbuster Q3 for payment companies, with Visa and American Express beating projections, too.

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///caspar camille rubin SDolyFV_ unsplash
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Microsoft Is at a Historic High: Is It Still Worth Buying?

    You can’t argue with success, and Microsoft shareholders have enjoyed market-beating gains this year. Whether this can continue is questionable.

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///bryan angelo FtiXADBTqGY unsplash
    Consumer

    Amazon Stock Survived an Earnings Miss—What Next?

    Amid a third-quarter earnings season where nearly 80% of megacap stocks beat analysts’ estimates, Amazon’s (AMZN) miss was shocking.

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///michael longmire lhltMGdohc unsplash
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Are These 3 Cheap Stocks Must-Owns at Current Prices?

    I love a good bargain, and my contrarian nature mandates that I buy cheap stocks when everyone else is freaking out. Here are three to look at.

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///AdobeStock_
    Company & Industry Overviews

    3M Earnings Postmortem: Were Analysts Too Harsh?

    With the final bell ringing for the trading day and 3M (MMM) stock closing down approximately 4%, there’s a distinct sense of disappointment in the air.

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///rami al zayat w zg dNL unsplash
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Snap Earnings: Stock Tumbles despite Better Engagement

    Today’s Snap earnings (SNAP) are a textbook example of how irrational, or at least unpredictable, market reactions can be.

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///christian wiediger IvZenNY unsplash
    Earnings Report

    Intel Earnings: Q3 Expectations Both High and Low

    Thursday, October 24 marks a huge day for Intel (INTC) investors. The chip and GPU giant is set to report its third-quarter 2019 earnings after the closing bell.

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///AdobeStock_
    Industrials

    Boeing Stock Grounded amid 737 MAX Bombshell

    Boeing is set to release earnings on Wednesday, and CEO Dennis Muilenburg is preparing to testify before Congress. Not a good time for a massive scandal.

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///AdobeStock__Editorial_Use_Only
    Consumer

    Will SNAP Stock Rise above Its IPO Price after Earnings?

    The Q3 Snap earnings report is due on October 22. So could a positive surprise be enough to send Snap stock back toward its original price?

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///paul felberbauer QLiYGz unsplash
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is 3M’s Biggest-Ever Acquisition Worth the Cost?

    3M (MMM) recently spent $6.7 billion to acquire Acelity, a medical-tech company with concentrations in specialized surgical applications and wound care.

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///claudio schwarz purzlbaum kRGHmLoV unsplash
    Company & Industry Overviews

    T-Mobile–Sprint Merger: Time to Buy the Stocks?

    You might support the T-Mobile–Sprint merger or you might not. But it will probably happen either way, so why not profit from the telecom event of the decade? 

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///nikita kachanovsky OVbeSXRk_E unsplash
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Apple Stock: Still a Buy at an All-Time High?

    Ever since it was rejected at the $230 resistance level in August of last year, Apple (AAPL) stock has struggled to get its mojo back.

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///chloe lam IScSrKsfIg unsplash
    Company & Industry Overviews

    With Slashed Value, Is Nio Stock Dead in the Water?

    Nio stock has lost half of its value in the past week, and it’s notched a new record low that’s well below its IPO price. Should you cut your losses?

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///stanislaw zarychta nfUHbqr unsplash
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Apple CEO Tim Cook Slam Private Cryptos?

    Apple CEO Tim Cook dashed all hopes of a proprietary virtual crypto for the foreseeable future. Here’s why he’s “not comfortable with the idea.”

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///glen carrie ravJwxnvAo unsplash
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Leaked Zuckerberg Recording: Highlights for FB Investors

    The Verge published both the audio and text of previously unreleased recordings with CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaking frankly with some employees.

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///ryan quintal xmYKdWqrEw unsplash
    Financials

    Ex-Fed Official Says Crypto Won’t Replace US Dollar

    Former Fed official Simon Potter seemed to side with Trump and Powell, critiquing crypto and defending fiat money. Is he right to take this position?

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///banter snaps REyoFHPpw unsplash
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Buying Nike Stock: Should You ‘Just Do It’?

    Talk about a turnaround! After a swing and a miss in its July earnings report, Nike (NKE) is now the comeback kid. But is NKE stock still a buy?

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///erol ahmed lnzRaMVmI unsplash
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Verizon and Wells Fargo Are Getting on the Blockchain

    Verizon (VZ) and Wells Fargo (WFC) are taking steps to integrate blockchain technology into their business models. Here’s why.

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///eloise ambursley LMIzhYnYJA unsplash
    Company & Industry Overviews

    WeWork’s Failed IPO: What’s Really Worrying Investors

    The We Company has pulled the plug on WeWork’s IPO. Are prospective investors worried that Adam Neumann will end up being another Elon Musk?

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///AdobeStock_
    Consumer

    Could Nio Be a Better Buy than Tesla?

    I’ve been pounding the table for a while on Nio (NIO) stock as a viable alternative to the rather richly priced Tesla (TSLA).

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///AdobeStock_
    Consumer

    Netflix-Disney-Apple Streaming War: Really about Price?

    Disney, Netflix, and Apple are competing with rival streaming services. But has the streaming war really morphed into a price war? And if so, who’s winning?

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///will porada NupqkKU unsplash
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Netflix Stock Is a Risky but Smart Bet on Edgy Content

    The release date for Disney+ is coming up, making Netflix a riskier bet. However, Netflix has a certain edge that Disney simply can’t replicate.

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///AdobeStock_
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Facebook Dating Make Investors Fall for FB Stock?

    Facebook Dating is a bold move that flies in the face of the company’s data privacy scandals. The feature could have a considerable impact on FB investors.

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///AdobeStock_
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Harry Markopolos’s Allegations against GE Stick?

    Madoff whistleblower Harry Markopolos has GE in his sights, and he’s armed with 175 pages and a website dedicated solely to his newfound cause.

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///AdobeStock_
    Financials

    Investors’ Obsession with Yield Curve Inversion

    You’ve likely heard about it in the financial press recently: this ominous, notorious thing called the “yield curve inversion.”

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///AdobeStock_
    Cannabis

    Why Ex-CEO Bruce Linton Still Believes in Canopy Growth

    Few news items this summer jolted the legalized cannabis industry quite like the termination of former co-CEO Bruce Linton from Canopy Growth Corp.

    By David Moadel
  • uploads///AdobeStock_
    Company & Industry Overviews

    NIO Stock at Bargain Price amid Battery Recall, Sales Slump

    Nio Inc. (NIO) has disrupted the automotive space since 2014 but only made waves in the market since its IPO. Investors have suffered numerous setbacks.

    By David Moadel
    • CONNECT with Market Realist
    • Link to Facebook
    • Link to Twitter
    • Link to Instagram
    • Link to Email Subscribe
    Market Realist Logo
    Do Not Sell My Personal Information

    © Copyright 2021 Market Realist. Market Realist is a registered trademark. All Rights Reserved. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.