Analysis & Opinions

  1. Apple Vs. Amazon: Which Should You Own?

    April 7, 2014
    I've long been an Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) bear. But we're all capable of change. #-ad_banner-#When AAPL fell more ...
  2. This Chart Is Signaling Weakness Ahead

    April 7, 2014
    The S&P 500, blue-chip Dow industrials and small-cap Russell 2000 were all fractionally higher for the week, but the ...
  3. The Ultimate 'Forever' Investment: A Buy-And-Hold Fund That Never ...

    April 7, 2014
    Although buy-and-hold stock investing has often been harshly criticized since the financial crisis, the backlash has been ...
  4. Is This Fund The Ultimate 'Forever' Investment?

    April 7, 2014
    Although buy-and-hold stock investing has often been harshly criticized since the financial crisis, the backlash has been ...
  5. Will Earnings Be the Catalyst? - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 7, 2014
    More than positive surprises, investors will be looking for signs of improvement in the outlook for the coming quarters is ...
  6. The Future Of Marijuana Policy: The South

    April 7, 2014
    Historically, the conservative south has strongly resisted marijuana legalization. Nonetheless support for marijuana legalization ...
  7. This Biotech Market Could Quadruple -- 3 Stocks To Profit

    April 7, 2014
    In some respects, this is a golden age for pharmaceuticals. Thousands of medical researchers are making major clinical progress ...
  8. 3 Stocks To Profit From The Cutting-Edge Vaccine Market

    April 7, 2014
    In some respects, this is a golden age for pharmaceuticals. Thousands of medical researchers are making major clinical progress ...
  9. This Retailer Is Ready To Break Out -- Again

    April 7, 2014
    With the albatross of a credit card security breach still hanging around its neck, it is no wonder that retail giant Target ...
  10. Bull of the Day: Alaska Air Group (ALK) - Bull of the Day

    April 7, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Alaska Air Group (ALK) - Bull of the Day
  11. Bear of the Day: ArcelorMittal (MT) - Bear of the Day

    April 7, 2014
    Bear of the Day: ArcelorMittal (MT) - Bear of the Day
  12. Is High-Frequency Trading A Fancy Term For Cheating?

    April 4, 2014
    High-Frequency Trading is highly controversial - and some critics say, barely better than a rigged poker game.
  13. How the Case Against BofA's Ken Lewis Fizzled

    April 4, 2014
    The regulatory cloud has lifted for Kenneth D. Lewis. Last week, the former head of Bank of America received a modest penalty, ...
  14. How Russia Makes Its Money - And Why It Doesn't Make More

    April 4, 2014
    How does Russia make its money, and why doesn’t it make more?
  15. The Insiders Who Fix Rates for Gold, Currencies And Libor

    April 4, 2014
    The system by which benchmark rates are fixed for interest rates, currencies and gold is archaic - and, many would argue, ...
  16. Is This Controversial Blue-Chip Company Set To Crush The Skeptics?

    April 4, 2014
    As executives prepare to announce a major multi-billion-dollar acquisition to the public, they usually grow very excited ...
  17. This Forgotten Income Stock Yields A Safe 4.1%

    April 4, 2014
    Love 'em or hate 'em, there's no denying tobacco stocks are among the best and most reliable dividend payers ...
  18. Why I Walked Away From My Dream Job On Wall Street

    April 4, 2014
    The year 2004 was one of the most exciting times of my life. The future looked bright. That was the year I beat out hundreds ...
  19. 3 Stocks To Profit From The IPO Bull Market

    April 4, 2014
    In a sure sign that the U.S. eocnomy has finally broken free from the lingering effects of the Great Recession, the IPO market ...
  20. Is This the Spring Thaw? - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 4, 2014
    Q1 is expected to be the low-point for the year, with growth expected to steadily improve from Q2 onwards.
  21. High-Frequency Trading: What You Must Know

    April 4, 2014
    Being the "little guy" in the markets is never easy, it seems. #-ad_banner-#The recent airing of a "60 Minutes" ...
  22. High-Frequency Trading: What You Need To Know

    April 4, 2014
    Being the "little guy" in the markets is never easy, it seems. #-ad_banner-#The recent airing of a "60 Minutes" ...
  23. This Runaway Energy Stock Could Generate 26% Income

    April 4, 2014
    Shares of energy producer Encana (NYSE: ECA) have been moving steadily higher since January. In fact, while the S&P 5 ...
  24. Bear of the Day: Olympic Steel (ZEUS) - Bear of the Day

    April 4, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Olympic Steel (ZEUS) - Bear of the Day
  25. Bull of the Day: ICICI Bank (IBN) - Bull of the Day

    April 4, 2014
    Bull of the Day: ICICI Bank (IBN) - Bull of the Day
  26. Publishing Industry Stock Update - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 4, 2014
    Publishing Industry Stock Update - April 2014 - Industry Outlook
  27. Quantitative Easing: Does It Work?

    April 3, 2014
    This controversial monetary policy has been used by some of the world's most powerful economies. But does it work?
  28. 2 Retailers With 50%-Plus Upside

    April 3, 2014
    When it comes to retail stocks, the macro picture covers everything. Slow consumer sales are restraining growth, and until ...
  29. 2 Retail Stocks With 50%-Plus Upside

    April 3, 2014
    When it comes to retail stocks, the macro picture covers everything. Slow consumer sales are restraining growth, and until ...
  30. Forget Whole Foods -- Buy This Stock Instead

    April 3, 2014
    A healthy lifestyle is becoming all the rage, and the trend has led to an increase in demand for natural and organic foods. ...
  31. What The Brutal Winter Means For Natural Gas Stocks

    April 3, 2014
    Millions of Americans suffered through a brutal heating season, and the bills are now coming due. Yet a quick glance at ...
  32. Is Chinese Stimulus a Sign of Weakness? - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 3, 2014
    Markets will cheer the package, but the plan spotlights the weakness, vulnerability and the economy's over-reliance on state ...
  33. The Greatest Discount Retailer I Have Ever Seen

    April 3, 2014
    "This is the coolest store I have ever seen," said my pre-teen son as we left a discount retailer recently. We ...
  34. Disney And Dish Look To Go "Over The Top" On Cable Providers

    April 3, 2014
    The recent groundbreaking deal between the Walt Disney cable network and the satellite TV provider Dish Network could lead ...
  35. How To Get A Head Start On 'Sell In May And Go Away'

    April 3, 2014
    The market just seems to want to go higher. In fact, we just hit yet another record high on the S&P 500, as buyers continue ...
  36. Bear of the Day: Genomic Health (GHDX) - Bear of the Day

    April 3, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Genomic Health (GHDX) - Bear of the Day
  37. Taking Stock of the Q1 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    April 3, 2014
    Taking Stock of the Q1 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  38. Bull of the Day: Vipshop Holdings (VIPS) - Bull of the Day

    April 3, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Vipshop Holdings (VIPS) - Bull of the Day
  39. How Federal Open Market Committee Meetings Drive Rates And Stocks ...

    April 2, 2014
    Janet Yellen's first Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting - and its aftermath - is an important bellwether for the ...
  40. This Little-Known Ratio Reveals The Market's Top Bargains

    April 2, 2014
    With the ink dry on 2013 financial results, investors can get a fresh gauge on how companies fared over the past year. #-ad_banner-#By ...
  41. This Ratio Reveals The Market's Top Bargains

    April 2, 2014
    With the ink dry on 2013 financial results, investors can get a fresh gauge on how companies fared over the past year. #-ad_banner-#By ...
  42. From Wall Street To Green Street: Terra Tech CEO Derek Peterson

    April 2, 2014
    Terra Tech (OTC: TRTC), and its subsidiary GrowOp, were started with the intention to develop and manufacture growth tools ...
  43. 2 Stocks For The Ultimate Pairs Trade

    April 2, 2014
    Since the 1980s, one of the most well-known and heavily used strategies among hedge funds and portfolio managers has been ...
  44. Amazon Fire TV Announced: Does It Live Up To Rumors And Expectations?

    April 2, 2014
    Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) delivered on its promise to announce the next chapter in its video business, but is this what consumers ...
  45. Forget The Sequester -- Get 33% Upside Instead

    April 2, 2014
    With the worst of the U.S. government's budget "sequester" behind us, there will be some big winners as government ...
  46. Momentum to Carry Through? - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 2, 2014
    Today's positive-looking ADP report should be enough to carry the momentum in Wednesday trading.
  47. Profit From The 'Dark Side' Of Big Data

    April 2, 2014
    Nothing has had such a profound effect on the history of mankind as technology. From Gutenberg's printing press to the ...
  48. Profit From The Dark Side Of Big Data

    April 2, 2014
    Nothing has had such a profound effect on the history of mankind as technology. From Gutenberg's printing press to the ...
  49. This Gold Miner Could Deliver 200% Gains By 2015

    April 2, 2014
    The price of gold has declined below the weekly pivot at $1,300 an ounce, presenting a potentially lucrative buying opportunity. ...
  50. Gold Miner's Rebound Could Double Traders' Money

    April 2, 2014
    The price of gold has declined below the weekly pivot at $1,300 an ounce, presenting a potentially lucrative buying opportunity. ...
  51. Bull of the Day: Tesla (TSLA) - Bull of the Day

    April 2, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Tesla (TSLA) - Bull of the Day
  52. Bear of the Day: lululemon (LULU) - Bear of the Day

    April 2, 2014
    Bear of the Day: lululemon (LULU) - Bear of the Day
  53. Airline Industry Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 2, 2014
    Airline Industry Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook
  54. Finding Portfolio Serenity In the Forest

    April 1, 2014
    Volatility is back with a vengeance in the stock markets and one of the best places to hide from that force is in the forest. ...
  55. Electronic Gaming Is Still Red Hot

    April 1, 2014
    When it comes to spending our leisure dollars, more and more of them are going towards video games and electronic entertainment. ...
  56. 2 Companies More Profitable Than Apple

    April 1, 2014
    Although Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) is widely lauded for its ability to crank out great new products, its management team deserves ...
  57. 2 Stocks More Profitable Than Apple

    April 1, 2014
    Although Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) is widely lauded for its ability to crank out great new products, its management team deserves ...
  58. 5 Ways To Tell If You Own A 'Dividend Disaster'

    April 1, 2014
    Imagine living in a world with stocks creating dividend yields of 20%, 30% or even over 40% on an annual basis. For income ...
  59. Earn Triple Digits With The Most Boring Stock I've Ever Seen

    April 1, 2014
    When people want to express a lack of enthusiasm about something, they sometimes compare it to cardboard. #-ad_banner-#We've ...
  60. Win At Investing: Play Moneyball

    April 1, 2014
    At long last Major League Baseball returns as the single best sign that spring is here and summer is close behind. As the ...
  61. Waiting For the Rebound - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 1, 2014
    Stocks ran up last year in anticipation of a rebound in economic and corporate earnings fundamentals, but we haven't seen ...
  62. Invest Like A Millionaire With These 3 Monthly Dividend Payers

    April 1, 2014
    Unlike the 30-minute infomercials on at 2 a.m. touting the latest get-rich-quick schemes, real money in real estate is made ...
  63. This Tech Stock Just Broke Resistance -- 25% Upside Is In Sight

    April 1, 2014
    Technology stocks remind me of a normally well-behaved child who occasionally throws a temper tantrum. #-ad_banner-#When ...
  64. Sanctions Between Countries Pack a Bigger Punch Than You Might ...

    March 31, 2014
    In response to Russia's annexation of Crimea, in March 2014 the West slapped sanctions on dozens of Russian hotshots. So ...
  65. How To Hedge Your Grocery Bill- Higher Prices Are Coming

    March 31, 2014
    Prices at our grocery store continue to rise. What’s more is that they are predicted to rise further in 2014. That means ...
  66. Biotechs Are Crashing: Here's This Week's Action Plan

    March 31, 2014
    If you hold any biotech stocks in your portfolio, then it's time for a gut check. Share prices in this high-risk/high-reward ...
  67. Biotechs Are Crashing: Here's What To Do

    March 31, 2014
    If you hold any biotech stocks in your portfolio, then it's time for a gut check. Share prices in this high-risk/high-reward ...
  68. Investors Go On The Defensive, More Weakness Ahead?

    March 31, 2014
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average was the only major U.S. index to post a positive close for the week of March 24, but it ...
  69. The Time For Short Duration Bonds Is Now

    March 31, 2014
    While the specter of rising interest rates have been haunting the markets for years now, it seems that fear is finally coming ...
  70. Get A 24% Yield... From Verizon?!?

    March 31, 2014
    With interest rates near 0% and traditional income investments like savings accounts and certificates of deposits (CDs) earning ...
  71. Invest In The Global Middle Class -- With One Of Buffett's Favorites

    March 31, 2014
    By 2030, the global middle class is expected to more than double in size from 2 billion to 4.9 billion. That demographic ...
  72. Will the Rest of the Year Be Any Different? - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 31, 2014
    Many expect the rest of the year to be better, but Q1 was likely a sign of things to come the rest of this year.
  73. Does The World's 'Most Hated' Stock Belong In Your Portfolio?

    March 31, 2014
    One company has been called the "most hated" in the world for a number of years. It was even declared "the ...
  74. Why The World's 'Most Hated' Stock Belongs In Your Portfolio

    March 31, 2014
    One company has been called the "most hated" in the world for a number of years. It was even declared "the ...
  75. This Long-Term Must-Own Stock Is A Screaming Buy Right Now

    March 31, 2014
    "Sugar and spice and all things nice" came to mind when I saw last week's rally in McCormick & Co. (NYSE: ...
  76. This Long-Term Must-Own Stock Is Screaming 'Buy' Right Now

    March 31, 2014
    "Sugar and spice and all things nice" came to mind when I saw last week's rally in McCormick & Co. (NYSE: ...
  77. Hotels & Lodging Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 31, 2014
    Hotels & Lodging Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook
  78. Bear of the Day: McDermott International (MDR) - Bear of the ...

    March 31, 2014
    Bear of the Day: McDermott International (MDR) - Bear of the Day
  79. Bull of the Day: Amgen (AMGN) - Bull of the Day

    March 31, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Amgen (AMGN) - Bull of the Day
  80. How Credit Event Binary Options Can Protect You In A Credit Crisis

    March 28, 2014
    CEBOs are designed to offer protection from “Credit Events” like bankruptcy or a global economic crisis, and thus are quite ...
  81. The Risks Of Investing In Emerging Markets

    March 28, 2014
    In a volatile market, domestic investing can be risky. Many investors choose to look overseas for diversification - but that ...
  82. Is This Bull Market Approaching A Stop Sign?

    March 28, 2014
    Over the past few quarters, there have been rumblings that the bull market is getting long in the tooth, and the time is ...
  83. 2 Billionaires Love This 'Hated' Stock -- Should You?

    March 28, 2014
    It's been nearly half a decade since the Deepwater Horizon incident spilled millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf ...
  84. Checked Out? StubHub Sales Falter After Eliminating Hidden Fees

    March 28, 2014
    StubHub's effort to please customers by eliminating hidden fees might have backfired. Sales have dipped for the online ...
  85. Here's Where Wall Street Analysts Have It All Wrong

    March 28, 2014
    I don't fit in with the Wall Street crowd. Raised on a farm in rural Kansas, I have quite a different background than ...
  86. 6 Energy Stocks With Heavy Insider Buying

    March 28, 2014
    Everywhere you turn these days, you'll read another story about a massive wave of insider selling taking place. For example, ...
  87. Market Looking for Validation - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 28, 2014
    The market is looking for validation of these expectations and appears to be getting a bit nervous about it.
  88. The Smartest Way To Profit From These Ultra-High-Yielders

    March 28, 2014
    Right now, the entrepreneurial spirit is in the public spotlight. You can see evidence of this trend in popular television ...
  89. Earn A 'Secret' 29% Yield From This Hot Financial Stock

    March 28, 2014
    The population in North America and the rest of the developed industrialized world is getting older, the bulk of which is ...
  90. Bull of the Day: Helmerich & Payne (HP) - Bull of the Day

    March 28, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Helmerich & Payne (HP) - Bull of the Day
  91. Bear of the Day: Forex Capital Markets (FXCM) - Bear of the Day

    March 28, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Forex Capital Markets (FXCM) - Bear of the Day
  92. Why IBM Will Go On Forever

    March 27, 2014
    Ask the average person on the street what IBM does, and you probably won’t get more than a vague answer about “computers.” ...
  93. Short Sellers And You: 2 Trends To Watch

    March 27, 2014
    In recent quarters, a very clear trend has emerged among short sellers: #-ad_banner-#As a group, they've lost the nerve ...
  94. Leave Volatility Behind With These 3 Rock-Solid Dividend Payers

    March 27, 2014
    I've always preferred the view that the market is a "market of stocks" rather than a "stock market." ...
  95. 7 Critical Mistakes Of 'The World's Worst Business'

    March 27, 2014
    I'm a big follower of music, not only for enjoyment -- but also because I believe it's an industry that teaches a ...
  96. The Best Stock For The Luxury Boom

    March 27, 2014
    Among people with money to spend, there's been a significant shift away from ultra-high-end purchases since the financial ...
  97. Of Stress Tests & IPOs - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 27, 2014
    Citi's failed stress test and lukewarm reception to the IPO of Candy Crush maker are the day's notable developments.
  98. How To Profit From My Early Call To Short This Overvalued Stock

    March 27, 2014
    It's difficult to admit that I was too early with a market call. It's even harder to accept when I realize I was ...
  99. Put This Epic Winter To Work For A Chance To Earn 18%

    March 27, 2014
    Crop prices have been moving sharply higher over the past several weeks due to a number of different factors. #-ad_banner-#In ...
  100. Bear of the Day: XO Group (XOXO) - Bear of the Day

    March 27, 2014
    Bear of the Day: XO Group (XOXO) - Bear of the Day
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