Sept. 7, 2017
Check for hot stocks here:
Hurricane Irma Opportunities
Amidst all of the catastrophic losses sure to occur when the storm hits Florida, there are opportunities for large SHORT-TERM gains by buying the following stocks. Consider them carefully.
Wood products & timber firms:
LPX Louisiana Pacific
UFPI Universal Forest Products
BCC Boise Cascade
HBP Hattig Building Products
EVA Enviva Partners
WFSTF Western Forest Products
Bottled water firms
DPS Dr. Pepper/Snapple
Property & casualty ins. firms
Orange juice prices will rise, esp. since Florida supplies 40% of the GLOBAL market for orange juice!
Waiting a few weeks, then buying...Florida real estate that you could not afford last week!
JCP J.C. Penney
- 4th consecutive quarterly drop in comparative sales.
- Within the past year, it has closed 127 of its 1,000+ stores.
- JCP has lost $17.5 BILLION in stock valuation over the past 10 years! Can it survive another ten, especially given today's challengers e.g. Walmart and Amazon?
- Short sale of this stock is not a bad idea.
Check your pay vs. others in your area here:
The average rents paid in Philadelphia for housing are as follows:
Monthly Price Size (sf)
Studio $1088 484
1 Br 1295 698
2 Br 1572 952
3 Br 2571 1,380
Avg. 1361 796
As of January 2017
Note: Location... Location... Location!
Properties in Center City command higher rents than most outliers.
Please be advised that effective 8/1/17 Empire Capital & Consulting Corp. will no longer provide MONTHLY accounting services and financial advisory services to businesses (and individuals) whose total annual revenue is below $200,000. Those who fall below the minimum revenue will be assessed by the hourly rate of $204 for any and all senior-level services.
We will shift our focus to being private equity investors with an emphasis on publishing, real estate, social technology, and retail food businesses. We will continue to produce and distribute financial information via our books, seminars, and web-based products that businesses and individuals can purchase.
Effective 8/1/17, all new appointments must be scheduled via email, and the requisite fee paid at the start of the meeting. If you are more than 15-minutes late for the appointment, then your appointment will be cancelled and a cancellation/change fee applied.
Welcome to the Germantown Business Club, a leading advocate and information source for the economic development of Germantown. The GBC is Germantown’s only constant voice for creating and expanding the economic opportunities for Germantown-based businesses.
In 2017, under the direction of President Mark Palmer, the Germantown Business Club is focused on not only aggressively seeking to create and expand business opportunities for businesses in Germantown, it seeks to create and expand economic, real estate, and educational opportunities to Germantown residents also. The new century brings a new way of doing business that includes men and women, blacks and whites, old and young. A better educated consumer means a wealthier and better customer. Better customers attract better businesses and vice-versa.
Therefore, our eye for opportunities is regional. We develop bridges of access and opportunity better, cheaper, and faster than one doing it alone. We provide access not just to Germantown, but to those businesses, organizations, and governments whose decisions have significant economic impact on Germantown. Our business is no longer to be the recipient of what others may give to the area, but to be providers of access and opportunities to and from the decision-makers.