Mark Whistler

  1. Which Mutual Fund Market Cap Suits You?
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Which Mutual Fund Market Cap Suits You?

    Different funds invest in companies with different market caps. Find out which is right for you.
  2. Crisis And Opportunity: Investors' Yin And Yang
    Stock Analysis

    Crisis And Opportunity: Investors' Yin And Yang

    While credit agencies are predicting company failures, the negative outlook hides the opportunity embedded in the crisis.
  3. The Future Of Real Estate In America
    Stock Analysis

    The Future Of Real Estate In America

    Jeff Gurnari, Suze Orman's "sidekick" of six years, tells why he switched from TV to real estate.
  4. Stem Cell Regeneration For Wounded Bulls
    Stock Analysis

    Stem Cell Regeneration For Wounded Bulls

    In the present volatile market, risk-averse investors may want to consider stem cell stocks.
  5. Is Stock Market Capitulation Over?
    Stock Analysis

    Is Stock Market Capitulation Over?

    We examine the present market for clues to where and when we'll see a bottom.
  6. Slowing U.K. Growth Could Hit ADRs
    Stock Analysis

    Slowing U.K. Growth Could Hit ADRs

    Learn which ADRs could be hurt by the IMF's gloomy GDP forecast for the United Kingdom.
  7. American Express Is Everywhere You Don't Want To Be
    Stock Analysis

    American Express Is Everywhere You Don't Want To Be

    Earnings dropped to $653 million from over $1 billion for American Express as we learned that wealthy Americans are struggling, too.
  8. The Secret In the FOMC Announcement
    Stock Analysis

    The Secret In the FOMC Announcement

    Wednesday's FOMC annoucement provides hidden guidance on what to expect in one important sector in the coming months. Learn which one.
  9. Dean Foods Past Its Expiration Date?
    Stock Analysis

    Dean Foods Past Its Expiration Date?

    Dairy producer Dean Foods is under pressure, and one of its directors just sold stock while it's on the way down, should you?
  10. The Smart Money Is In Apartment Construction
    Stock Analysis

    The Smart Money Is In Apartment Construction

    Residential housing starts jumped 8.2%, but the gains came from apartment construction not single-family homes. Learn the key players.
  11. Transformers Rescue Hasbro From Recession
    Stock Analysis

    Transformers Rescue Hasbro From Recession

    Contrary to conventional wisdom one toy maker looks recession proof. Strong branding and nagging kids trump logic every time.
  12. Bottom Fishing Among The Clouds
    Stock Analysis

    Bottom Fishing Among The Clouds

    With recent declines in airline stocks, we could be on the verge of merger mania. That means there are bargains to be had.
  13. Why GE's Freefall Didn't Pull Down The Dow
    Stock Analysis

    Why GE's Freefall Didn't Pull Down The Dow

    GE took a pounding Friday, yet the DJIA hardly moved. It's a flawed system where the more a company falls, the less it counts.
  14. Profit In The Pipeline
    Stock Analysis

    Profit In The Pipeline

    News of an Iraqi pipeline fix could lower oil prices in the near-term, but investors should be thinking long term when they consider oil stocks.
  15. Strangely, Ford's 'Buy High, Sell Low' Strategy Could Work
    Stock Analysis

    Strangely, Ford's 'Buy High, Sell Low' Strategy Could Work

    Ford unloaded its Jaguar and Land Rover lines on Tata Motors, getting a fraction of what it paid for them. How can his be a good deal?
  16. The Stealth Wealth In Municipal Bonds
    Stock Analysis

    The Stealth Wealth In Municipal Bonds

    For a few municipal bond ETFs the present risk within muni markets might actually be a blessing in disguise.
  17. The Stealth Rally In Steel
    Stock Analysis

    The Stealth Rally In Steel

    Boring old steel companies have been market darlings as of late, but will steel prices and stocks be able to hold on to their momentum?
  18. Cemex: Ready-Made Profit
    Stock Analysis

    Cemex: Ready-Made Profit

    The world's No.3 cement maker is set to capitalize on emerging-market demand, and a Mexican base of operations keeps costs down.
  19. Dilution Won't Spoil The Milk At Dean Foods
    Stock Analysis

    Dilution Won't Spoil The Milk At Dean Foods

    Secondary offerings are often worrisome for shareholders, but Dean Foods is making the smart play to pay down its debt.
  20. Lowe's Cutting Costs, Not Jobs
    Stock Analysis

    Lowe's Cutting Costs, Not Jobs

    Lowe's fourth-quarter earnings hurt, but the company has a plan to turn things around, and it doesn't involve layoffs.
  21. Truth Or Scare? Recall Hurts Beef Producers
    Stock Analysis

    Truth Or Scare? Recall Hurts Beef Producers

    Hidden video of abuse at a slaughterhouse triggered the largest beef recall in U.S. history. Learn which meat producers could get hurt.
  22. Warren Buffett: J.P. Morgan Or Don Corleone? (MBI, ABK, ...
    Stock Analysis

    Warren Buffett: J.P. Morgan Or Don Corleone? (MBI, ABK, ...

    Buffet is insuring $800 billion. J.P. Morgan saved the Treasury in a similar move 100 years ago, but Buffett may be miscast as the hero.
  23. Weyerhaeuser's Honesty Good For Investors (WY)
    Stock Analysis

    Weyerhaeuser's Honesty Good For Investors (WY)

    The lumber producer has made no attempt to hide the tough times it's facing. Under-promise and over-deliver is a smart strategy.
  24. Yahoo! Right Over A Cliff (YHOO)
    Stock Analysis

    Yahoo! Right Over A Cliff (YHOO)

    Yahoo's earnings were lackluster, restructuring is underway, and what's going on with the Microsoft merger rumor?
  25. Schlumberger's Gloomy Facade (SLB, XOM)
    Stock Analysis

    Schlumberger's Gloomy Facade (SLB, XOM)

    Schlumberger reported huge numbers for the quarter, but did so with a trembling voice. What gives?
  26. Mergers Could Unite The Air (DAL, UAUA, NWA)
    Stock Analysis

    Mergers Could Unite The Air (DAL, UAUA, NWA)

    Elevated fuel costs could spur a wave of mergers within airlines, but something else may be brewing too.
  27. The Talbots Omen (TLB, WMT)
    Stock Analysis

    The Talbots Omen (TLB, WMT)

    Tough holiday sales are causing a wave of store closures at Talbots. Could the rest of the retail sector be in trouble, too?
  28. Denison Mines: Small Cap With Big Prospects (DNN)
    Stock Analysis

    Denison Mines: Small Cap With Big Prospects (DNN)

    With uranium at $90 a pound Denison Mines may have room to run.
  29. Finding Profit In Hybrid Cars
    Stock Analysis

    Finding Profit In Hybrid Cars

    Green is in, and so are hybrid cars. Here's the scoop on the stocks that stand to profit most from the hybrid trend.
  30. Try The Texas Tea (XOM, APA, PTR)
    Stock Analysis

    Try The Texas Tea (XOM, APA, PTR)

    With oil over $80 a barrel, the fourth quarter could be great for oil companies and their investors.
  31. Gold And Inflation: Countering With An Options Strategy
    Stock Analysis

    Gold And Inflation: Countering With An Options Strategy

    Gold's headed up lately. We look at one option strategy to help you protect your portfolio with this precious metal.
  32. Subprime: Nightmare Scenario
    Stock Analysis

    Subprime: Nightmare Scenario

    Remember the savings and loan crisis? Subprime could be worse - much, much worse.
  33. Big Rig Emission Changes May Hurt Makers (CMI,OSK,VOLV)
    Stock Analysis

    Big Rig Emission Changes May Hurt Makers (CMI,OSK,VOLV)

    New EPA rules mean short-term pain for long-term gain in the heavy truck industry.
  34. Volatility Indicating A Paradigm Shift? (VIX)
    Stock Analysis

    Volatility Indicating A Paradigm Shift? (VIX)

    The VIX is trading at a 52-week high, and it’s time to pay attention.
  35. Earn Some Green By Going Green (FCEL, ENER, BLDP)
    Stock Analysis

    Earn Some Green By Going Green (FCEL, ENER, BLDP)

    The presidential election looms, and global warming is a hot topic - a look at three alternative-energy stocks set for the spotlight.
  36. Hedge Against Falling Real Estate (SRS)
    Stock Analysis

    Hedge Against Falling Real Estate (SRS)

    As real estate sentiment falls, the UltraShort Real Estate ProShares ETF can help investors hedge.
  37. Agriculture: Growth For The Long Term (BG)
    Stock Analysis

    Agriculture: Growth For The Long Term (BG)

    With a rapidly expanding global population, long-term agriculture prospects are blistering for bulls.
  38. People Still Love Diamonds (TIF, ZLC, NILE)
    Stock Analysis

    People Still Love Diamonds (TIF, ZLC, NILE)

    Chain-store sales are down, and jewelry could be the answer.
  39. Trucking -- The Overlooked Sector (JBHT, CHRW, ABFS)
    Stock Analysis

    Trucking -- The Overlooked Sector (JBHT, CHRW, ABFS)

    Depsite rising fuel costs, transport companies could be a great investment over the next year.
  40. Gas Is Up. So Are These Stocks (IOC, WNR, CLMT)
    Stock Analysis

    Gas Is Up. So Are These Stocks (IOC, WNR, CLMT)

    The price of gasoline has been rising, and these stocks are near highs; will they continue?
  41. Why You Should Never Chase a Stock
    Stock Analysis

    Why You Should Never Chase a Stock

    With the massive move in Dendreon over the past few days, you may be tempted to chase the stock; here's why you shouldn't.