Analysis & Opinions

  1. Bear of the Day: Big Lots (BIG) - Bear of the Day

    December 18, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Big Lots (BIG) - Bear of the Day
  2. The Year of the Horse: 3 Reasons Chinese Stocks Could Gallop ...

    December 17, 2013
    While Chinese stocks have massively underperformed their U.S. and developed market counterparts year to date, Russ explains ...
  3. How to Profit From A Torrid IPO Market

    December 17, 2013
    Across the country, investment bankers are catching up on their sleep. They've been remarkably busy, helping a stunning number ...
  4. How to Profit From A Red-Hot IPO Market

    December 17, 2013
    Across the country, investment bankers are catching up on their sleep. They've been remarkably busy helping a stunning number ...
  5. Profit From The Costliest Personal Decision There Is

    December 17, 2013
    Although the conventional wisdom is that the choice to purchase a home is the most important and expensive economic decision ...
  6. The Income Loophole That Could Secure Your Retirement

    December 17, 2013
    The 30-year Treasury is quite possibly the worst investment option out there right now... even your Uncle Dave's coin and ...
  7. This Tech Stock Is Trading Deep In Value Territory

    December 17, 2013
    We live in the era of technology. Whether you work from home or corporate America, you rely on modern technology to allow ...
  8. Are Taper Worries Justified? - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 17, 2013
    The Fed's QE program has inflated asset prices by suppressing discount rates and its removal threatens to end that.
  9. Fight A Deadly Epidemic With This 'Unloved' Stock

    December 17, 2013
    There is a dangerous malady sweeping the United States.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over ...
  10. Bull of the Day: Stratasys (SSYS) - Bull of the Day

    December 17, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Stratasys (SSYS) - Bull of the Day
  11. A Fresh Look At The Financial Markets

    December 17, 2013
    Different markets provide unique opportunities and risks for investors. Find out more here.
  12. This Off-The-Radar Fund Pays A 4.5% Yield

    December 17, 2013
    Wall Street is famous for creating new products. Sometimes, these products prove to be disastrous, like derivatives on subprime ...
  13. Bear of the Day: Express (EXPR) - Bear of the Day

    December 17, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Express (EXPR) - Bear of the Day
  14. Chemical Industry Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook

    December 17, 2013
    Chemical Industry Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook
  15. Get A 9% Yield While You Wait For This Unloved Oil Stock To Pop

    December 16, 2013
    There are many different approaches that an investor can use to succeed. The key is to find the approach that works for you.​Personally, ...
  16. Get A 9% Yield While You Wait For This Bargain Oil Stock To Pop

    December 16, 2013
    There are many different approaches that an investor can use to succeed. The key is to find the approach that works for you.​Personally, ...
  17. Caution: Market Could Break Out To The Downside

    December 16, 2013
    The stock market saw little volatility last week, but pushed below a key support level. Now is a time to become cautious.Consolidation ...
  18. America's Compensation Gap Shows No Signs Of Slowing

    December 16, 2013
    The gap between the rich and the poor and middle classes is rapidly increasing in America. Historically this is not a good ...
  19. How To Retire Like A Millionaire On $250,000

    December 16, 2013
    It used to be a millionaire would have no trouble retiring. Just a few years ago, a five-year Treasury note paid 5%. That ...
  20. Forget Nike: Get 30% Upside With This Apparel 'Startup' Instead

    December 16, 2013
    Technology is all around us and in everything: our homes, cars, offices -- and even in our clothing.Apparel companies are ...
  21. Will the Fed Blink Again? - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 16, 2013
    The Fed didn't Taper in September when they were expected to do it. Will they or Wouldn't they this time?
  22. Best & Worst Bond ETFs of 2013

    December 16, 2013
    2013 has been a somewhat volatile year for the fixed income market, as investors continue to weigh the current low interest ...
  23. This International Stock Offers An 11% Yield And 45% Upside

    December 16, 2013
    I've always loved telco stocks.As investors, we're told to train ourselves to look at stocks rationally and to remove emotion ...
  24. Are These 3 Market Indicators Signaling Trouble Ahead?

    December 16, 2013
    With just a couple of weeks left in the year, the stampeding bull is starting to wheeze.​Ever since investors celebrated ...
  25. Are These Market Indicators Signaling Trouble Ahead?

    December 16, 2013
    With just a couple of weeks left in the year, the stampeding bull is starting to wheeze.​Ever since investors celebrated ...
  26. Bull of the Day: Delta Airlines (DAL) - Bull of the Day

    December 16, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Delta Airlines (DAL) - Bull of the Day
  27. Bear of the Day: Mobile Mini (MINI) - Bear of the Day

    December 16, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Mobile Mini (MINI) - Bear of the Day
  28. ETFdb Weekly Watchlist: VGK, XHB, XLI Hinge on Manufacturing ...

    December 16, 2013
    Wall Street marked its second-straight weekly decline, as investors continued to weigh the possibility of the Federal Reserve ...
  29. Which Will Be The World's Top-Performing Markets Of 2014?

    December 13, 2013
    We are closing the books on a remarkable six-year cycle for stocks, bonds and the global economy. You can break this cycle ...
  30. The 3-D Printers Are Just Getting Started

    December 13, 2013
    3-D printing could be one of the most game changing technological advanced in a long time. For early investors, that could ...
  31. These 2 'Hated' Stocks Might Be The Best Rebound Candidates of ...

    December 13, 2013
    It's been hard to lose money in the market in 2013. But anyone unlucky enough to own the worst-performing stocks among the ...
  32. Thursday's Long Trade Idea Of The Day: Avon Products

    December 13, 2013
    With the market on the verge of a short-term breakdown, today's Trade of the Day is another short swing-trade. Avon ...
  33. The Year-End Insider 'Secret' That Could Make You 12.8% -- Or ...

    December 13, 2013
    Insiders in the natural resource business often talk about "shopping season" this time of year.But they're not referring ...
  34. Short Sellers Load Up On GoldCorp, Gold Fields (GFI, GG, HMY)

    December 13, 2013
    The price of gold started November around $1,315 but declined to end the month to near $1,250. Short sellers again seemed ...
  35. Buck 'The Death Of The Mall' With 2 Dividend-Paying REITs

    December 13, 2013
    It's interesting how movies can be strangely prescient.​For example, take George Romero's campy 1978 horror thriller, "Dawn ...
  36. 2 Dividend Payers To Buy In A 'Left For Dead' Sector

    December 13, 2013
    It's interesting how movies can be strangely prescient.​For example, take George Romero's campy 1978 horror thriller, "Dawn ...
  37. It's All About the Fed - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 13, 2013
    It's all about the Fed at this stage, with investors suspecting that its meeting next week will usher in the Taper.
  38. 7 Articles ETF Investors Must Read: 12/13

    December 13, 2013
    U.S. equities were once again in the red for the majority of the week, as investors weighed the prospect of the Fed tapering ...
  39. Introduction to SPOT Options

    December 13, 2013
    Single-payment options trading (SPOT) allows investors to have full control over their investments.
  40. This 'Hated' Auto Stock Could Double -- Here's Why

    December 13, 2013
    On Sept. 24, I invested in one of the world's leading automakers.I liked that its valuation was cheap, that the stock had ...
  41. UBS Launches Leveraged Closed-End Fund ETF (CEFL)

    December 13, 2013
    Though U.S. equities started the week on a positive note, profit-taking pressures quickly set in following the S&P 5 ...
  42. Buy This Game-Changing Stock's Pullback For 50% Upside

    December 13, 2013
    In any given year, you'll come across "no-brainer" investments that are universally loved by the crowd. Trouble is, these ...
  43. Bear of the Day: Horsehead Holding (ZINC) - Bear of the Day

    December 13, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Horsehead Holding (ZINC) - Bear of the Day
  44. Bull of the Day: PartnerRe (PRE) - Bull of the Day

    December 13, 2013
    Bull of the Day: PartnerRe (PRE) - Bull of the Day
  45. Preparing for 2014? BlackRock’s “The List” Can Help

    December 12, 2013
    As 2013 draws to a close, you may be wondering what to expect in the year ahead, and how to prepare your portfolio accordingly. ...
  46. MasterCard Split Entices New Shareholders

    December 12, 2013
    MasterCard has been on a tear this year with a 49.65% run-up in its share price before it announced after trading hours Tuesday ...
  47. Profit From International Growth With These Unloved U.S. Blue-Chip ...

    December 12, 2013
    As we close the books on 2013, one clear theme has emerged. Investors have flocked to developed economies and shunned emerging ...
  48. Which Of This Year's 'Dogs' Can Bounce Back in 2014?

    December 12, 2013
    It may seem like a long time ago, but the epic stock market meltdown of half a decade ago is again worth pondering.From around ...
  49. Walter Energy Leads Short Interest Trend In Coal (JRCC, WLB, ...

    December 12, 2013
    The short interest in leading coal-related stocks largely grew between the November 15 and November 29 settlement dates, ...
  50. U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook

    December 12, 2013
    U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook
  51. How We Made 20.5% In 3 Months With Carl Icahn

    December 12, 2013
    Legendary investor Carl Icahn recently added a "sizable position" of Apple to his $16 billion holding company -- Icahn Enterprises.Since ...
  52. Qualcomm Bucks Short Interest Trend (AMAT, MU, QCOM)

    December 12, 2013
    While short interest in most of the leading semiconductor stocks declined between the November 15 and November 29 settlement ...
  53. Taper Hurdle for Santa Clause Rally - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 12, 2013
    It may be premature to write-off the market's seasonal bounce this year, but renewed Taper fears have emerged as a potent ...
  54. The Best Way To Profit From China's Amazing Internet Boom

    December 12, 2013
    The most successful investors on Earth all share a common trait: the ability to see and act on long-term trends.While the ...
  55. Market Vectors Completes Fund Conversion: EM Aggregate Bond ETF ...

    December 12, 2013
    Equity markets continue to oscillate this week as an upward bias mixed with uncertainty ahead of the highly anticipated FOMC ...
  56. The GDP And Its Importance

    December 12, 2013
    GDP is an accurate indication of an economy's size. In terms of its ability to convey information about the economy in one ...
  57. The Fundamentals Of Forex Fundamentals

    December 12, 2013
    Charting is not the only way to analyze the foreign-exchange market. Learn how to apply fundamental analysis to the economic ...
  58. This Stock Combines Safety, A 5% Yield And 30% Upside

    December 12, 2013
    Look over a typical dividend investor portfolio, and you'll probably find the usual utility stock suspects: Southern Co. ...
  59. Chart Shows This Casino Stock Is Set For A Double-Digit Pop

    December 12, 2013
    One thing about the stock market is that it is never boring.Just last month, casino operator Wynn Resorts (Nasdaq: WYNN) ...
  60. Bear of the Day: Cummins (CMI) - Bear of the Day

    December 12, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Cummins (CMI) - Bear of the Day
  61. Bull of the Day: SouFun (SFUN) - Bull of the Day

    December 12, 2013
    Bull of the Day: SouFun (SFUN) - Bull of the Day
  62. Should You Buy HP's Stellar Rebound?

    December 11, 2013
    When the Dow Jones Industrial Average was reformulated in September, former technology leader Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) ...
  63. Profit From Health Care And Big Data With This Unloved Stock

    December 11, 2013
    Data sets are getting larger and larger, and there's a lot of useful information just waiting to be made sense of. Nowhere ...
  64. The Warning Signal That Predicted Apple's Crash... Before It ...

    December 11, 2013
    If you ask most people, they will say there are two types of people that put money in the stock market.There are "investors" ...
  65. What?! Bipartisanship in Congress? - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 11, 2013
    Basically, Congress' deal is a measure to improve the traction of the U.S. economy while avoiding raising taxes.
  66. This $200 Billion Hedge Fund Is Big On These 2 Stocks -- Are ...

    December 11, 2013
    I'm often asked how I come up with a consistent stream of investment ideas. There is really no single answer to this question.I ...
  67. Checking in on 2012′s Best and Worst Performers

    December 11, 2013
    In the spirit of recapping the highlights and lowlights on Wall Street as 2013 draws to a close, today we’re taking ...
  68. Investing in Leveraged Buyouts (LBOs): Know the Risks

    December 11, 2013
    Leveraged buyouts allow investors to make large acquisitions without committing a lot of capital. But LBOs carry big risks ...
  69. This Market Leader Is Geared Up For 50% Upside

    December 11, 2013
    Getting in shape is no longer just a New Year's resolution.In its annual Topline Report, the Physical Activity Council, a ...
  70. Introduction To Put Writing

    December 11, 2013
    Learn about a strategy that may be appropriate if you have a positive outlook on a stock.
  71. The Best Ways To Profit From Undervalued International Markets ...

    December 11, 2013
    Buying value is an investment philosophy that works. To benefit from a value strategy, investors have to decide on a definition ...
  72. Bear of the Day: Caterpillar (CAT) - Bear of the Day

    December 11, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Caterpillar (CAT) - Bear of the Day
  73. Bull of the Day: Conn's (CONN) - Bull of the Day

    December 11, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Conn's (CONN) - Bull of the Day
  74. Bubble Watch: The Valuation & Sentiment Signs to Look For

    December 10, 2013
    Worried that the U.S. market is about to tilt into bubble territory? Though Russ doesn’t believe that U.S. equities are in ...
  75. Finally Some Bullish News For Commercial Real Estate

    December 10, 2013
    For the office REITs, the recent bullish jobs news could finally be the sign for the sectors return to glory. For investors, ...
  76. 4 Stocks Under $10 To Target In 2014

    December 10, 2013
    ​I like to track all the stocks I write about, maintaining watch lists by various categories. One of my favorite categories, ...
  77. This Market Leader Has Soared 345% Since 2008 -- And Could Still ...

    December 10, 2013
    If you were a kid in the 1970s and '80s like I was, then you may have noticed just how much better household pets generally ...
  78. The Timeless Investment Every Serious Portfolio Should Have

    December 10, 2013
    Saddled with a pile of debt and a looming war with England, France was in desperate need of cash in 1803. So Napoleon took ...
  79. Volcker Suddenly Relevant Again - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 10, 2013
    Volcker's plan includes trading bans for banks and limiting their hedge fund investment capabilities.
  80. Profit From 'The Rebirth Of Retail Investing' With This Stock

    December 10, 2013
    The S&P 500 Index's 28% return this year has come as a big surprise to even the most bullish investors.​But in spite ...
  81. Here's How To Profit From The European Rebound

    December 10, 2013
    I am convinced that 2014 will go down in history as the year the European economy rose from the ashes. ​Many nations in the ...
  82. The Safest Way To Profit From The European Rebound

    December 10, 2013
    I am convinced that 2014 will go down in history as the year the European economy rose from the ashes. ​Many nations in the ...
  83. Why Apple Could Jump To $700 In 3 Months

    December 10, 2013
    Last week, we got news that Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) finally inked its much-anticipated deal with China Mobile (NYSE: CHL) to ...
  84. The Most Successful New ETFs of 2013

    December 10, 2013
    The big story for 2013 has been the relentless bull market that has pushed markets to continually hit new highs. The positive ...
  85. Bull of the Day: Orient Express (OEH) - Bull of the Day

    December 10, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Orient Express (OEH) - Bull of the Day
  86. Bear of the Day: Ulta (ULTA) - Bear of the Day

    December 10, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Ulta (ULTA) - Bear of the Day
  87. Airline Industry Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook

    December 10, 2013
    Airline Industry Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook
  88. The Best Ways To Profit From Bankruptcies

    December 9, 2013
    With the U.S. economy a half-decade removed from its last recession, there are relatively few bankruptcies these days. But ...
  89. Stocks Still Overbought, But Gold Could Be Bottoming

    December 9, 2013
    A strong gain after Friday's jobs report failed to reverse four days of losses, and stocks were unable to deliver their ninth ...
  90. The Best Opportunity To Profit From Gold In 15 Years

    December 9, 2013
    After steadily returning an average of 18% a year for the past decade, gold is headed for its first annual loss since 20 ...
  91. To Taper or Not To Taper... - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 9, 2013
    We may be beginning to embark on a new, somewhat dangerous, period of "newslessness."
  92. This Hidden Catalyst Could Cripple The Housing Market In 2014

    December 9, 2013
    Despite a bunch of new stats, trends and regulations circulating about the housing market, nothing points to its definitive ...
  93. Complete List Of New 2013 ETFs

    December 9, 2013
    With 2013 nearly in the books, the ETF industry has wrapped up yet another year of impressive product development and innovation. ...
  94. My Top Pick In Clean Energy Is Also One Of The Safest

    December 9, 2013
    The appeal of clean energy stocks is evident. Billions of dollars are at stake as the world tries to wean itself off fossil ...
  95. Seattle Genetics, International Speedway And Others Insiders ...

    December 9, 2013
    Insiders may sell shares for any number of reasons, but conventional wisdom says that insiders really only buy shares of ...
  96. Mixed Signals Make This Tech Stock A Short Candidate

    December 9, 2013
    I am a firm believer in using both technical analysis and fundamental research as stock picking tools. Many investors mistakenly ...
  97. Bear of the Day: Fresh Del Monte Produce (FDP) - Bear of the ...

    December 9, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Fresh Del Monte Produce (FDP) - Bear of the Day
  98. Bull of the Day: Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) - Bull of the ...

    December 9, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) - Bull of the Day
  99. ETFdb Weekly Watchlist: FXI, ENZL, XRT Hinge on Industrial Data, ...

    December 9, 2013
    U.S. equities dipped into red territory for four out of five sessions last week as investors weighed positive economic data ...
  100. Earnings Expectations For The Week Of December 9

    December 8, 2013
    Quarterly reports from Adobe Systems (NASDAQ: TOL) will be among the highlights on the earnings front this week. Below is ...
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    By most fundamental measures, oil prices should be declining. Russ explains why they’re on ...
  3. Bad Investor Behavior: Overemphasizing Experience

    Behavioral finance researchers have discovered that our personal experiences disproportionately ...
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