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About Jason Novak

Jason has been a consistent contributor to VectorVest and has a blended interest in technology and finance, which he has written about for over a decade. When he's not demystifying complex financial topics or sharing a quick analysis of hot stocks on a given day, you may find him on the golf course or exploring all that Northern California has to offer.
14 07, 2024

What Are Covered Calls Options?

By |2024-07-23T12:28:27+00:00July 14th, 2024|Categories: Options|Tags: , , |

One of the many benefits of trading stock options is that the possibilities for how you can make money are so abundant. There are also a variety of options risk management strategies you can employ to protect yourself from losses.  Today, we’ll introduce a unique strategy that allows you to maximize profits while covering your [...]

12 07, 2024

Nvidia Falls on Tough Trading Day Thursday, But We Still See 3 Reasons to BUY NVDA

By |2024-07-12T16:35:18+00:00July 12th, 2024|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Stock Market News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Shares of Nvidia (NVDA) fell as much as 5.6% Thursday after a strong rally sent it on its way to setting a new record high. The stock had climbed more than 6% before all those gains washed away yesterday. The fall-off could be attributed to the latest inflation figures weighing the stock down - [...]

11 07, 2024

PepsiCo Dips on Weak Demand Despite Profit Improvement: 3 Things Investors Need to See

By |2024-07-11T14:37:10+00:00July 11th, 2024|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Stock Market News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

PepsiCo (PEP) reported second-quarter earnings that came in above analyst expectations on the bottom line this morning. Yet, the stock is down slightly as the continued downward trajectory for demand paints a concerning picture. Income of $3 billion was a 12% improvement year over year, and this worked out to an adjusted $2.28 per [...]

11 07, 2024

Best Dividend Stocks for Roth IRA

By |2024-07-09T00:46:37+00:00July 11th, 2024|Categories: Retirement|Tags: , , |

Whether you’re just starting to learn about the different retirement investment strategies by age or you’re fine-tuning your stock portfolio to earn better returns, dividend stocks are an excellent investment vehicle, especially for a Roth IRA. Why should you put dividend stocks in Roth IRA, though? And what are the best dividend stocks for Roth [...]

10 07, 2024

SMART Global Holdings is Up 18% on Q3 Earnings Beat: It’s Not Quite Time to Buy SGH Yet, Though

By |2024-07-11T14:12:44+00:00July 10th, 2024|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Stock Market News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Shares of SMART Global Holdings, Inc. (SGH) have gained another 18% today, adding to an impressive rally through 2024 thus far. The stock is now closing in on a 50% gain year-to-date. Today’s lift is all thanks to a third-quarter earnings report in which the company beat analyst expectations on both the top and [...]

9 07, 2024

Intel Climbs as Analyst Upgrades the Stock on AI Growth: 2 Reasons We Think INTC is a BUY Today

By |2024-07-11T14:13:25+00:00July 9th, 2024|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Stock Market News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Intel (INTC) gained more than 10% over the past week thanks to bullish coverage by one analyst at Melius Research who sees the stock as a top contender in the AI battlefield for the remainder of 2024. Ben Reitzes is optimistic about Microsoft’s new Recall AI and what it could mean for Intel, particularly [...]

9 07, 2024

Top 10 Monthly Dividend Stocks Under $5

By |2024-07-23T12:27:58+00:00July 9th, 2024|Categories: Highlight, Stock Market|Tags: , |

Of all the different stock investment strategies you have at your disposal, dividend investing is one of the most compelling.  You earn consistent income through dividend payouts, and you also have the potential for capital appreciation if the stock price rises. These are seen as safe, steady investments, perfect for making a little extra cash [...]

8 07, 2024

Morgan Stanley Upgrades TSM Ahead of Earnings: 3 Reasons to Buy This Stock Today

By |2024-07-08T16:31:44+00:00July 8th, 2024|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Stock Market News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSM) got a 3% boost Monday morning after analysts with Morgan Stanley were the latest to upgrade the stock.  The company is set to release its earnings on July 18th, and more and more experts are paying attention to the stock as the date approaches - you should [...]

5 07, 2024

Shell Anticipates $2B Tax Impairment in the Current Quarter: 3 Other Things to Know About This Stock

By |2024-07-05T16:12:34+00:00July 5th, 2024|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Stock Market News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Shell Plc (SHEL) announced that it’s anticipating up to a $1.5 billion to $2 billion tax impairment for having to halt its Netherlands biofuels production facility. The divestment of its chemicals refinery in Singapore will play a part in the impairment as well. The Netherlands site could generate as much as 820K metric tons [...]

3 07, 2024

Tesla’s Q2 Deliveries Send Shares 6% Higher After a Disappointing First Quarter: Time to Buy TSLA?

By |2024-07-03T16:45:25+00:00July 3rd, 2024|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Stock Market News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The first quarter of 2024 was brutal for Tesla (TSLA). The company had nothing but bad news to report - from price cuts to layoffs to recalls. But, TSLA investors finally have something to be excited about.  The EV manufacturer teased its Q2 results yesterday, which are set to be fully disclosed on July [...]

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