Connect with us


ANALYSIS: 7 Tech Stocks You Might Want To Avoid





With tech seeing better days and disrupting newer industries, we look at the stocks that have underperformed in 2018. Yes, the markets have been choppy this year after a spectacular run in 2017. Concerns over trade war with China have escalated and negatively impacted several stocks. However, the S&P 500 is still up by over 7.5% this year. While some stocks might be trading at attractive valuations, investors need to be cautious while allocating funds to them.

Frontier Corp.

Shares of Frontier Corp. have declined 21.3% in 2018 after falling 84% last year. The communication services firm has been struggling with declining sales with revenue expected to fall from $9.12 billion in fiscal 2017 to $8.59 billion in 2018, $8.2 billion in 2019 and $7.9 billion in 2020.

Frontier Corp. is expected to post a net loss of -$1.68 per share in 2018. The company continues to lose video subscribers due to the rapid growth of online streaming services. In Q2 2018, the company lost 40,000 video customers. Frontier also lost broadband customers in the last quarter driven by customer migration to larger cable operators. Although the average 12-month analyst price target for Frontier is 18% above its current price, investors should be cautious while investing in this stock.

Windstream Holdings

Similar to Frontier Corp., Windstream Holdings has also seen its stock depreciate significantly since the start of 2017. Last year, Windstream shares fell 73% and the stock is further down by 44% in 2018. This communications services firm is expected to experience a revenue decline of over 4% in 2018.

Analysts also expect its earnings per share to fall from -$8.15 in 2017 to -$11.23 in 2018. In June 2018, Citigroup analyst Michael Rollins downgraded Windstream stock from “hold” to a “sell” as Windstream’s operating position is precarious and fraught with financial risks.

Windstream has a total debt of $10.74 billion and approximately $60 million in cash and analysts have now started to question the company’s long-term sustainability. Windstream has an average price target of $6.46 which is 26%  higher compared to its current price of $5.14.

Dish Networks

Shares of Dish Networks have also declined over 26% this year after falling close to 18% last year. Cord cutting has led to a decline in customers for Dish Networks, which is expected to lead to a 5% year-over-year decline in revenue during 2018 and a 4.6% decline in 2019.

Dish Networks reported Q2 results and lost 192,000 satellite customers in their latest quarter. However, the company has an online streaming service known as Sling TV and this vertical added 41,000 subscribers in Q2 2018. Analysts are optimistic about this stock and Dish Networks is currently trading at a discount of 51% to analyst price target estimates.


GoPro’s stock has declined significantly since 2014. GoPro became a publicly traded firm in June 2014 and its stock price rose from $35.76 since the IPO (initial public offer) to almost $87 in October 2014. The shares have since been in a freefall. GoPro stock fell 50% in 2016, 13% last year and has declined over 18% in 2018. GoPro has been struggling with device sales over the past few quarters. The company also had to discontinue manufacturing its drone after lackluster demand from customers.

GoPro operates in a very niche market with a high product price point. GoPro now intends to increase sales after launching devices targeting several consumer segments. GoPro is currently trading at $6.20 which is higher than the average price estimate of $6.09. Although GoPro might return to revenue growth in fiscal 2019, investors need to take a wait and watch approach with regards to this stock.


Shares of Symantec have declined close to 30% in 2018. In early August, shares fell 9% after the firm reported a weak outlook for fiscal Q2 2019. Symantec estimated revenue between $4.67 billion and $4.79 billion in Q2 2019 which was below analysts estimates of $4.84 billion.

In May 2018, the company launched an internal investigation after a former employee raised concerns over the disclosure of financial results which also dragged the share price lower. Symantec faces competition from cybersecurity leaders including Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet, and FireEye. This will result in a revenue decline of almost 5% for Symantec in fiscal 2019. The company’s earnings per share is estimated to fall 11% year-over-year to $1.51 in fiscal 2019. Symantec is trading at a discount of 11% to analyst estimates as well.


Shares of Fitbit have declined marginally by 0.2% this year after falling 22% in 2017. Similar to GoPro, Fitbit is also impacted by declining device sales coupled with competition from niche and established players including Apple, Xiaomi, Garmin, and Fossil. Fitbit shares have declined significantly from $47.17 in July 2015 to its current price of $5.70.

Fitbit has managed to lose market share over the last few quarters and the company’s device sales have fallen despite robust growth in the global wearable market. Though Fitbit’s Versa which is its latest product has already sold over a million units, analysts and investors might not be too confident about entering the stock at current levels.


Airbnb Experiences: 5 Easy Ways To Make Extra Cash Today



Airbnb Experiences: 5 Easy Ways To Make Extra Cash Today

Airbnb is a great way to earn money by renting out your home or apartment.

However, did you know that you can also make money by offering experiences on Airbnb? Here are five easy ways to make extra cash today by creating and offering Airbnb experiences.

1. Offer a food tour

If you love food, why not share your passion with others? Create a food tour experience in your city, showcasing the best local cuisine. You can offer a walking tour or a bike tour, and include stops at local markets, restaurants, and cafes. This is a great way to meet new people and earn money at the same time.

2. Teach a skill or hobby

Do you have a skill or hobby that you’re passionate about? Share your knowledge with others by offering an experience on Airbnb. You can teach anything from photography to cooking to yoga. People are always looking for new experiences, and they’re willing to pay for them.

3. Host a cultural event

If you come from a different culture, why not share it with others? Host a cultural event, such as a traditional dance, music, or art class. This is a great way to showcase your culture and make some extra cash.

4. Offer a nature experience

If you live in a beautiful area, offer a nature experience on Airbnb. You can offer a hiking tour, a kayaking trip, or a birdwatching tour. People love to get out into nature, and they’re willing to pay for it.

5. Host a wellness retreat

If you’re passionate about wellness, why not host a retreat? You can offer yoga classes, meditation sessions, and healthy meals. This is a great way to help people relax and recharge, while earning some extra cash.

In conclusion, offering experiences on Airbnb is a great way to make some extra cash. With these five easy ideas, you can get started today.

For more ideas and tips on how to make money, check out this Airbnb guide inside our academy.

Continue Reading


10 Tips for Making More Money with Your Airbnb Listing



If you’re an Airbnb host looking to increase your revenue, there are several strategies you can implement to make your listing more appealing to potential guests.

Here are 10 tips for making more money with your Airbnb listing:

  1. Set competitive pricing: Research the prices of similar listings in your area to ensure you’re offering a competitive rate. Consider lowering your prices during slow seasons or offering discounts for longer stays.
  2. Offer extra amenities: Providing extra amenities, such as a pool, hot tub, or complimentary breakfast, can make your listing more attractive to guests and justify a higher price.
  3. Invest in high-quality photos: High-quality photos of your space can make a big difference in how many bookings you receive. Consider hiring a professional photographer to capture the best aspects of your listing.
  4. Keep your listing up to date: Make sure your listing accurately reflects the current state of your property. Update your photos, descriptions, and amenities regularly to keep your listing relevant and appealing.
  5. Respond promptly to inquiries: Quick responses to guest inquiries can lead to more bookings and positive reviews. Make sure to check your messages frequently and respond as soon as possible.
  6. Provide excellent customer service: Going above and beyond for your guests can lead to positive reviews and repeat bookings. Make sure to communicate clearly and address any issues promptly.
  7. Offer local recommendations: Providing guests with recommendations for local restaurants, attractions, and activities can enhance their experience and justify a higher price for your listing.
  8. Allow instant bookings: Allowing guests to book instantly can make your listing more appealing to those who need to book at the last minute. However, make sure to set clear guidelines for instant bookings to avoid any issues.
  9. Offer discounts for repeat guests: Offering discounts to guests who have stayed with you in the past can encourage repeat bookings and increase your revenue over time.
  10. Keep your space clean and well-maintained: A clean and well-maintained space can lead to positive reviews and repeat bookings. Make sure to keep your space clean and address any maintenance issues promptly.

Implementing these 10 tips can help you make more money with your Airbnb listing and improve your overall hosting experience. Happy hosting!

Continue Reading


How Big Real Estate Moguls Avoid Taxes (And How You Can, Too) 👀



I was looking around Google for an old article on tax strategies and this five-year old video of myself happened to pop up.

I’m interviewing a tax expert about how real estate investors avoid paying taxes in perpetuity—AND how everyday citizens can do the same thing.

(Real estate—our TEMPLE I and TEMPLE II projects included—has a number of tax benefits savvy investors have capitalized on for years, including Opportunity Zone breaks and 10-year tax abatements.)

There’s the 1031 exchange, of course, which I’ve shared with you guys before. 

Just to refresh your memory, the 1031 Exchange allows you to roll over gains from your last project into a new property TAX FREE—as long as said property is worth the same or more.

But there’s ANOTHER TAX LOOPHOLE that can take your portfolio to an entirely new level by splitting your capital gains into MULTIPLE properties.

So I thought I’d share it with you guys. 💎

You can check it out here.

Let me know what you think. 😎

PS: In our next update, I’m going to break down how real estate moguls get paid from their properties…tax free. 👀
PPS: If you want to learn how to implement generational wealth strategies like this one, you can join our NYCE wealth academy (TRIBE U) here.

Continue Reading


You’ve reached your free article limit.

Continue reading by subscribing.

Go back to Homepage >

Forgot Password?

Join Us