Analysis & Opinions

  1. Tips for Securing Your Client's Data

    March 18, 2015
    Completely protecting your clients from every kind of cyberattack is impossible, but here are some tips to greatly reduce ...
  2. Bulk Shipping Companies Struggle As Markets Soften

    March 18, 2015
    The "soft" dry bulk shipping market that confronts shipping companies is a result of lower demand from China, and an excessive ...
  3. 4 Big Stock Gainers: Hold or Sell?

    March 18, 2015
    These four stocks saw big moves higher on March 17. Is it time to take profits or hold out for more. Here's what the charts ...
  4. The Biggest Risks for Zillow Stock

    March 18, 2015
    Interested in Zillow (NASDAQ: Z) stock? A great place to start your research is with an examination of the company's biggest ...
  5. Rite Aid Has Set the Stage for a Strong 2015

    March 18, 2015
    The stock market has performed well in recent years, but drugstore-chain Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) has delivered truly spectacular ...
  6. Rules and Strategies For Profitable Short Selling

    March 18, 2015
    Short sales work well in bull and bear markets but strict entry and risk management rules are required to overcome the threat ...
  7. Will the Oil Bust Really Derail Union Pacific?

    March 18, 2015
    The boom in the energy industry in recent years has transformed the U.S. economy, playing an important role in bolstering ...
  8. Sempra Energy's $28 Billion Opportunity in Mexico

    March 18, 2015
    For the last few years, loads of attention has been paid to the United States' transforming energy landscape and how investors ...
  9. Can Orexigen Win Where Obesity-Drug Rivals Failed?

    March 18, 2015
    For years, the prospect of new anti-obesity drugs coming to market captured the attention of medical professionals, potential ...
  10. Can Enterprise Products Partners Recover in 2015?

    March 17, 2015
    The market has not been kind to shares of Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE: EPD) so far this year. Shares are down almost ...
  11. Can United Continental Beat Its Bad Reputation?

    March 17, 2015
    Airline companies have achieved significant success in recent years, with soaring demand and favorable competitive consolidation ...
  12. Is This a Megablockbuster Drug in the Making?

    March 17, 2015
    Doctors may soon have another treatment option in their battle to control bad cholesterol levels. The FDA is scheduled in ...
  13. How Under Armour Stands Up to Its Huge Rivals

    March 17, 2015
    Breaking into an industry with well-established players is never an easy thing, and for Under Armour (NYSE: UA), the challenge ...
  14. Adobe Earnings Live Blog: Q1 Conference Call

    March 17, 2015
    Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE) reports earnings on Tuesday afternoon. Below is a live blog of the events. The ...
  15. Can You Bank on BofA in 2015 (and Beyond)?

    March 17, 2015
    An in-depth look at BofA, one of the most widely-traded stocks on Wall Street.
  16. Is This Dividend Stock A Value Or Value Trap?

    March 17, 2015
    We can say that Fifth Street Finance has had a rough year, but there's a huge difference between an undervalued stock and ...
  17. Is Intel's Newly Raised Dividend At Risk?

    March 17, 2015
    Intel recently raised its dividend from $0.90 per share on an annualized basis to $0.96 after failing to raise the dividend ...
  18. Is This High-Yielding Dividend Stock A Buy?

    March 17, 2015
    After it's fallen 38% in the past 12 months, even as the S&P 500 continued to rise, now is a good time to look at Las Vegas ...
  19. Frontier Communications: Have Shorts Given Up?

    March 17, 2015
    Frontier Communications has defied expectations for losses and it has gotten through tough times. Let's take a look at whether ...
  20. Are These 2015's Most Promising Mutual Funds?

    March 17, 2015
    For 2015, the mutual funds covered below are likely to offer more upside potential than the vast majority of mutual funds ...
  21. How Realty Income Protects Its Shareholders

    March 17, 2015
    It's clear from Realty Income's  4.5% dividend yield that most investors perceive the $11 billion real estate investment ...
  22. This Policy Shift Is Big News for Gilead Sciences

    March 17, 2015
    GILD data by YCharts. By and large, Gilead Sciences had a banner year in 2014. In December 2013 Gilead witnessed its revolutionary ...
  23. Why These Could Be 2015's 10-Best Pharma Stocks

    March 17, 2015
    The pharmaceutical stocks covered here have significant potential going forward. Here's why.
  24. Why These ETFs are the Best Way to Trade Pfizer

    March 17, 2015
    Looking to play Pfizer with diversification? Consider these ETFs.
  25. Here's How To Tap International Markets

    March 16, 2015
    Access to foreign markets has grown a lot in recent years, allowing US market players to trade these bourses in real-time. ...
  26. Why These Are 2015's 10-Best Financial Stocks

    March 16, 2015
    If you're going to invest in the financial stocks, these names need to be on your radar.
  27. State Street Slashes ETF Fees

    March 16, 2015
    State Street has slashed fees on 41 of its ETFs in the wake of historic redemptions.
  28. Is Apollo Investment Learning From Past Mistakes?

    March 16, 2015
    Apollo Investment  began as the first business development company backed by a brand-name private equity group. It was first ...
  29. Dividend Cut or Not, American Capital May Be a Buy

    March 16, 2015
    AGNC data by YCharts. American Capital Agency vs. S&P 500 over the trailing-five-year period. The stock market might ...
  30. A Beginner's Guide to Annaly Capital Management

    March 16, 2015
    It's easy to see why investors love Annaly Capital Management . With an 11.6% dividend yield, it's one of the highest yielding ...
  31. Will Macau's Plunge Crush Melco Crown For Good?

    March 16, 2015
    Melco Crown Entertainment has gotten all of its revenue and earnings from Macau, the Asian gaming capital, which stocks have ...
  32. Why You Should Buy These Uptrending Stocks

    March 16, 2015
    These four uptrending stocks currently exhibiting a buy signal after a pullback. Is this the time to buy?
  33. Kinder Morgan's Latest Debt Move Could Backfire

    March 16, 2015
    In the midstream energy industry, Kinder Morgan has made an impressive showing among its peers. The company claims status ...
  34. Philip Morris International Faces a New Threat

    March 16, 2015
    After decades of litigation and regulatory challenges in the U.S., investors initially believed Philip Morris International ...
  35. Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF)

    March 16, 2015
    A security that tracks an index, a commodity or a basket of assets like an index fund, but trades like a stock on an exchange.
  36. The Newest Danger For Cliffs Natural Resources

    March 13, 2015
    Commodities prices have sent Cliffs Natural Resources, iron-ore producer, to crash downward last year to levels not seen ...
  37. Could Amgen's Next Drug Be Worth $100 Billion?

    March 13, 2015
    Amgen hopes it will win an FDA green light for evolocumab, a next-generation cholesterol fighter, which could grab a big ...
  38. 5 Reasons Sirius XM Haters Are Gone

    March 13, 2015
    Bears continue to clear out of Sirius XM Holdings. There were fewer than 146 million of its shares sold short by the end ...
  39. Intel Doesn't Need New Management

    March 13, 2015
    Intel's purported manufacturing technology prowess has been completely squandered in the mobile arena, and the stock has ...
  40. Avian Flu Is Back: Is Inovio Now A Buy?

    March 13, 2015
    Fears of a worldwide Ebola contagion were exacerbated by the media following the first of what wound up being just four confirmed ...
  41. Self-Driving Cars Could Change The Auto Industry

    March 13, 2015
    Driverless cars have piqued human interest for centuries. A true driverless car, however, has remained elusive until recently.
  42. Has The Time Come To Sell Vertex Pharmaceuticals?

    March 13, 2015
    While it's been a choppy ride for Vertex Pharmaceuticals investors, the stock has handily outperformed the broader market ...
  43. What Makes LinnCo Different From MLPs?

    March 13, 2015
    MLPs are some of the favorite investments of dividend investors, as the surge in the energy industry increased the amount ...
  44. American Airlines Can Survive Rising Fuel Prices

    March 13, 2015
    American Airlines shares nearly doubled in value between mid-October and late January, as the price of oil slid to a multiyear ...
  45. How To Fly To Europe For $100 (Maybe)

    March 13, 2015
    A new airline called WOW announced one-way trips to Iceland from U.S. airports for as low as $99. One problem: If you don't ...
  46. 3 Things I Learned From lululemon Athletica's 10-K

    March 13, 2015
    Lululemon athletica has emerged not only as one of the nation's fastest-growing retailers, but also as one of the market's ...
  47. Is Shake Shack Stock the Next Chipotle? Here Are The Financials

    March 13, 2015
    Like Chipotle, Shake Shack is a publicly traded company in the fast casual industry, but investors have different projections ...
  48. Can Eagle Rock Energy Partners Soar In 2015?

    March 13, 2015
    Eagle Rock Energy has seen its prices drop, but there is a ray of hope that could send units higher in 2015 even if the price ...
  49. Are These the 10 Best Energy Stocks of 2015?

    March 13, 2015
    These energy stocks are a bit more speculative than you might expect, but their long-term upside potentials are high.
  50. Are These the 10 Best Internet Stocks of 2015?

    March 13, 2015
    These internet companies vary in size, but they all offer future potential.
  51. Schwab Goes 'Robo' with Intelligent Portfolios

    March 13, 2015
    Charles Schwab has launched Schwab Intelligent Portfolios, its online financial advisor (or robo-advisor). Here are some ...
  52. 2 Areas Where Stratasys Can Improve

    March 13, 2015
    Stratasys has suffered missteps, including struggling to meet or exceed Wall Street expectations, and dealing with compressing ...
  53. Internet Stocks: Still More Room to Run?

    March 13, 2015
    The Nasdaq may be flirting with highs it last saw 15 years ago, but a new dotcom bust isn't in the cards. The sector is making ...
  54. This ETF Offers Cheap, Easy Access to Financials

    March 13, 2015
    XLF isn't like most ETFs for one very important reason.
  55. ChartAdvisor for March 13 2015

    March 13, 2015
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  56. Trade Value Stocks With These 3 ETFs

    March 13, 2015
    Given the rise in exchange traded funds over the past several years, there are several interesting value stock ETFs for traders ...
  57. Chart Says This Forgotten Blue Chip Is About to Rally

    March 13, 2015
    When a member of the blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average becomes a chronic underperformer, it often is at risk for removal ...
  58. 4 Words That Could Destroy The Healthcare Industry

    March 12, 2015
    It's not every day that four words have the potential to upend an entire industry, but that's exactly the implication of ...
  59. Why Celgene Won't Pay A Dividend Anytime Soon

    March 12, 2015
    The biotech sector has been virtually unstoppable over the past three years and has widely outperformed the broader market. ...
  60. How IPG Photonics Is Tapping Into The Auto Boom

    March 12, 2015
    The manufacturing process of big industrial companies involves sophisticated laser technology to ensure precision and optimal ...
  61. Will Spinoffs Give American Capital A Pop?

    March 12, 2015
    American Capital shareholders have long awaited a plan to spin off the company's investments from its prized asset-management ...
  62. Short This Overvalued Stock Now

    March 12, 2015
    Companies that take radical steps in pursuit of growth are often accorded very rich valuations. Case in point: Amazon.com, ...
  63. Energy Transfer Partners' Mexican Ambitions

    March 12, 2015
    There has been a lot of talk over the past year or so about America's enticing ability to export natural gas to global markets
  64. Sierra Wireless Benefits From These Megatrends

    March 12, 2015
    We take a closer look at how Sierra Wireless' transition from 2G to 3G and 4G technologies, has impacted its business today, ...
  65. The 3 Biggest Risks For GoPro Stock

    March 12, 2015
    GoPro's popular performance videos are proliferating the interwebs at increasing rates, but may investors might not be yet ...
  66. Stocks and ETFs to Trade this Week

    March 12, 2015
    Here are stocks which offering value (whether going short or long) relative to recent price action or are poised for a breakout. ...
  67. Quickbooks vs. Quicken

    March 12, 2015
    QuickBooks and Quicken are two of the most widely used financial management tools in the world. Determine which one is right ...
  68. Why Westport Innovations Will Keep Struggling

    March 12, 2015
    The energy sector has been a minefield for investors, with many companies seeing their business models threatened by lower ...
  69. Shrinking Short Interest In Social Media Stocks

    March 12, 2015
    Short sellers seemed to lose interest in most of the leading social media companies based in the United States between the ...
  70. A Recap Of Disney's Annual Shareholders Meeting: Stars Wars, ...

    March 12, 2015
    This is a live blog covering Walt Disney Co's (NYSE: DIS) annual meeting of shareholders. The meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. ...
  71. 3 Mid Cap Oil And Gas Stocks To Watch

    March 12, 2015
    As the bull market celebrates its six-year anniversary, it's not easy to find companies that are flying below the radar of ...
  72. How I Plan To Make Huge Gains, Even If The Market Crashes

    March 12, 2015
    The market is overvalued and most near-term catalysts are bearish. Last week, I told you we could be weeks away from a 1 ...
  73. Could This Drug Make Isis Pharmaceuticals Soar?

    March 11, 2015
    Warfarin has been doctors' go-to anticoagulant for decades, but recently launched next-generation anticoagulants are increasingly ...
  74. Will American Airlines Fall Back To Earth In 2015?

    March 11, 2015
    The airline industry enjoys blockbuster profits, and American Airlines Group has been a key beneficiary of the favorable ...
  75. Stocks Getting Hit Hard at Resistance

    March 11, 2015
    Time to take profits in these stocks, which are selling off after hitting resistance.
  76. 3 Areas 3D Systems Is Working To Improve

    March 11, 2015
    3D Systems has taken a jack-of-all-trades approach to its market opportunity in 3D printing, striving to become a leader ...
  77. 3 Things That Could Hold Intuitive Surgical Back

    March 11, 2015
    Taking a long-term view that favors Intuitive Surgical developer increasing in value, doesn't mean that there are near-term ...
  78. Freeport-McMoRan Is Seeking A Helping Hand

    March 11, 2015
    Freeport-McMoRan doesn't have the cash to invest in its planned oil and gas developments, which is forcing it to look for ...
  79. 3 Growth Opportunities For ARM Holdings

    March 11, 2015
    ARM Holdings highlighted several growth opportunities in its most recent roadshow presentation. Here are three of the large ...
  80. 3 Things I Learned From The Container Store's 10K

    March 11, 2015
    Since going public at the end of 2013, The Container Store's shares have fallen by roughly half their value. But not all ...
  81. What is a common strategy traders implement when using the Weighted ...

    March 11, 2015
    Learn how traders and investors use weighted alpha to identify momentum of a stock's price and whether prices will move higher ...
  82. Is Cheniere Energy Still On Track For 2016?

    March 11, 2015
    The energy boom in the U.S. has opened up a huge range of opportunities in the oil and gas industry.
  83. Qualcomm's New Buyback Program Is Well-Timed

    March 11, 2015
    Qualcomm announced after market close on Monday that they had approved a new stock buyback program, authorizing to repurchase ...
  84. What is a common strategy traders implement when using the Uptick ...

    March 11, 2015
    Learn how traders use uptick and downtick volume with VWAP cross to identify trends and momentum and identify points of big ...
  85. What are examples of popular companies in the Internet sector?

    March 11, 2015
    Discover which Internet companies are the most popular among investors in this high potential growth area of the technology ...
  86. What 99% Of Income Investors Are Doing Wrong

    March 11, 2015
    Right now, we're facing one of the most challenging environments for income investors in history. The average one-year CD ...
  87. The $27.5 Million Difference 'Hidden Yields' Could Have On Your ...

    March 11, 2015
    When NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI) announced the takeover of Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE:FSL) at the beginning of the ...
  88. Why The Calendar Should Dictate Your Trading Strategy

    March 10, 2015
    A classic Twilight Zone episode entitled "A Most Unusual Camera" posed an interesting question. If you could take pictures ...
  89. Should You Consider Nuance Communications?

    March 10, 2015
    It's been a turbulent few years for Nuance Communications, even as voice-powered virtual assistants continue to rise in popularity ...
  90. What’s Linn Energy’s New Course For Growth?

    March 10, 2015
    Linn Energy has been really reliant on the public markets to fund its growth since the company went public in 2006.
  91. What Are Costco’s Latest Earnings?

    March 10, 2015
    On March 5, Costco, the wholesale retail giant reported second-quarter earnings that handily outpaced analysts' expectations. ...
  92. What Statistics Drive Emerge Energy’s Future?

    March 10, 2015
    The drop in the oil price is forcing oil producers to cut back on new wells. That should mean lower demand for frack sand ...
  93. This Popular Growth Stock Is Overheating

    March 10, 2015
    Investors often have difficulty letting go of outperforming growth stocks, even if there are clear signs it's time to cash ...
  94. What Biotech Stock To Buy When The Market Tumbles?

    March 10, 2015
    Since 2013, Biotech's return has tripled the S&P 500, and that may mean that with the market slipping lately, biotech's leading ...
  95. What’s The Smartest Way To Play Tobacco Stocks?

    March 10, 2015
    While the United States economy continues to grow, the U.S. tobacco industry keeps shrinking.
  96. What's Behind Chesapeake Energy's Massive Plunge?

    March 10, 2015
    Among energy stocks, Chesapeake Energy has gone through more than its share of turmoil over the past several years.
  97. Could PotashCorp Finally Spring Higher?

    March 10, 2015
    In 2013 shares of PotashCorp , one of the major global producers of potash-based fertilizer, tumbled in response on fears ...
  98. How I'm Protecting Myself From A Nasdaq Bubble

    March 10, 2015
    All the talk lately is about the much belated return to 5,000 on the Nasdaq, a level not achieved since just prior to the ...
  99. Did Orexigen Make A Big Mistake?

    March 9, 2015
    Developing drugs isn't cheap. Drugmakers spend $1.4 billion in direct costs to bring a typical drug through research trials ...
  100. Why A High-Yield Dividend May Not Be Sustainable?

    March 9, 2015
    Dividend stocks are the foundation from which great retirement portfolios are built, and they serve multiple purposes for ...
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