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Linda McDonough

Linda McDonough is a veteran hedge fund analyst who loves to break down company financial statements and identify market inefficiencies to uncover big opportunities.  She believes in a boots-on-the-ground approach that includes surveying customers, interviewing company executives, or doing whatever it takes to see what others don’t.

She’s now brought her experience as a hedge fund analyst to subscribers of her Profit Catalyst Alert service. Her system identifies small- and mid-cap stocks that are about to move due to catalytic events that few others can identify…until it’s too late. These events often times result in massive gains for her followers.

Analyst Articles

U.S. Stocks: A “Staycation” for Your Portfolio

by Linda McDonough on June 20, 2018

Slowing economies overseas and extreme currency fluctuations have sent many investors fleeing for American shores. Here’s why U.S.-based stocks are a smart bet now.

Stock Buybacks: Bite or Boost?

by Linda McDonough on June 13, 2018

Companies announced a record $174 billion in stock repurchases in May. But here’s why buybacks can end up biting investors.

High-End Retailers Knock it Out of the Park

by Linda McDonough on June 6, 2018

High-end retailers like Tiffany and Movado are knocking the cover off the ball, while discounters like Big Lots are whiffing at the bat. Here’s what this divergence means for investors.

“Lonesome Doves” No More; a Moderate Fed Lifts Stocks

by Linda McDonough on May 30, 2018

Here’s why inflation’s recent ascent toward a pace of 2% isn’t a death sentence for stocks.

Buy Stocks or Hit the Road? RVs Provide a Clue

by Linda McDonough on May 23, 2018

The recreational vehicle industry is booming, but it’s a case study of why sitting on the sidelines is sometimes the smartest move.

A Rose By Any Other Name: Will Valeant as “Bausch” Smell Sweet?

by Linda McDonough on May 16, 2018

News Flash: Valeant, the once high-flying drug company, is changing its name! Just how important is a name-change in the fortunes of a company and what does it signify for the stock?

Let’s Make A Deal

by Linda McDonough on May 9, 2018

Mergers and acquisitions are at a record pace for 2018. Why are the goliaths looking for more targets and what does it mean for the market?

Even The Mega-Caps Move: Volatility in the Biggest Names

by Linda McDonough on May 2, 2018

Even giant companies like Amazon can defy the law of large numbers and take investors by surprise. Just how big was Amazon’s beat and why big doesn’t mean quiet anymore.

In This Topsy-Turvy Market, It’s Time to Start Reading the Tea Leaves

by Linda McDonough on April 25, 2018

What’s an investor to do when strong earnings send a stock plummeting and an earnings miss sends another skyrocketing? In a topsy-turvy stock market, it’s best to start to read the tea leaves to figure out investor sentiment.

Is the Magical Earnings Growth From Lower Taxes Sustainable?

by Linda McDonough on April 18, 2018

The newly passed tax code is delivering huge tax savings to many domestic companies. Lower taxes means increased earnings growth. But how will investors view the one-time boost delivered from lower tax rates?

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