Author Archives: Brian Nichols

Brian Nichols is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of BNL Finance. Brian is also a contributor. For BNL Members, Brian heads the Stock Research and Stock Target services. Brian also founded the BNL Portfolio, where all trades and equity positions are tracked and presented to BNL Members. Prior to founding BNL Finance, Brian founded and managed a popular subscription-based research service called Tipping the Scale, where 100s of investors could access stock and market research along with investing ideas based on Brian’s own personal investment philosophy. Many of the same ideas and services that made Tipping the Scale successful are behind BNL’s Membership program, only better. Brian has published 1,000s of articles covering just about every industry of the market, and is the author of “Taking Charge With Value Investing (McGraw-Hill, 2012). He is known for calling bottoms and making great investments in stocks like XPO, RAD, S, FB, NFLX, AAPL, ACAD, PCYC, UA, DAL, JAZZ, and previously acquired companies like Santarus, Salix Pharmaceutucals, Questcor Pharmaceuticals, and King Digital among others. Brian’s BNL Portfolio was previously referred to as “TTS Portfolio” and “My Portfolio” on Seeking Alpha and Tipping the Scale. Brian can be reached at

Alibaba Stock: Why Cloud Computing Could Be Equivalent to AWS

Alibaba Group Holding ltd (NYSE:BABA) had a breakthrough quarter with its cloud computing business becoming a legitimate long-term catalyst. However, there are reasons I sold Alibaba stock with no plans to buyback.

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3 Takeaways From XPO Logistics Inc (NYSE:XPO) Q2 Earnings & Conference Call

XPO Logistics Inc (NYSE:XPO) plans to spend $8 billion and expand last mile. Here’s what XPO stock owners need to know from Q2 earnings.

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Update For BNL Members: Big Transition Coming

Talking HADE update, changes, and big additions.

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What $8 Billion In Acquisitions Will Mean For XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) Stock Owners

3 scenarios and factors affecting the outlook for XPO stock and XPO Logistics Inc (NYSE:XPO) as Bradley Jacobs prepares for shopping spree.

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Rite Aid Corporation Keeps Its Better Half: What’s It Mean For RAD Stock?

Rite Aid Corporation’s pro forma disclosure of what’s left after the Walgreens deal confirms our previous conclusion, that RAD stock is a no-brainer.

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3 Reasons I Decided to Take Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE:BABA) Stock Profits

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) is a great company, but after big gains, there are several reasons we have decided to sell Alibaba stock.

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Thoughts on XPO Logistics Inc (NYSE:XPO) Stock Offering & Revised Guidance

What to make of XPO Logistics Inc latest guidance and offering, and whether to buy, sell, or hold XPO stock in response.

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