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  1. 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 ...
  2. Introduction to SPOT Options

    December 13, 2013
    Single-payment options trading (SPOT) allows investors to have full control over their investments.
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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
  7. Bull of the Day: PartnerRe (PRE) - Bull of the Day

    December 13, 2013
    Bull of the Day: PartnerRe (PRE) - Bull of the Day
  8. 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. ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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, ...
  13. U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook

    December 12, 2013
    U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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. ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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) ...
  23. Bear of the Day: Cummins (CMI) - Bear of the Day

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

    December 12, 2013
    Bull of the Day: SouFun (SFUN) - Bull of the Day
  25. 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) ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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" ...
  28. 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.
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. Introduction To Put Writing

    December 11, 2013
    Learn about a strategy that may be appropriate if you have a positive outlook on a stock.
  34. 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 ...
  35. Bear of the Day: Caterpillar (CAT) - Bear of the Day

    December 11, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Caterpillar (CAT) - Bear of the Day
  36. 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
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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, ...
  39. 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, ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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.
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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
  49. Bear of the Day: Ulta (ULTA) - Bear of the Day

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

    December 10, 2013
    Airline Industry Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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."
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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. ...
  57. 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 ...
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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
  61. 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
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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 ...
  64. Barron's Recap: Top 10 Stocks for 2014

    December 8, 2013
    This weekend in Barron's online: the top 10 stock picks for 2014. Also, the prospects for Coach, U.S. airlines, gold ...
  65. Financial Markets: Random, Cyclical Or Both?

    December 8, 2013
    Are the markets random or cyclical? It depends on who you ask. Here, we go over both sides of the argument.
  66. 2014 Promises To Be Another Bullish Year

    December 6, 2013
    The recent stock market pullback has sparked a bearish fever in many traders.​All the major indices have slipped lower, prompting ...
  67. Better Times Ahead For Yum Brands?

    December 6, 2013
    Yum Brands CEO David Nowak talks a good game, but can he deliver? Even under the best of scenario, the amiable CEO is ...
  68. Why Did Buffett Spend $3.4 Billion On Exxon? Here's Your Answer

    December 6, 2013
    Every quarter, many of us in the investing world eagerly anticipate the SEC filings that the world's largest (and greatest) ...
  69. The United Kingdom Is Ripe For Stock Pickers

    December 6, 2013
    With the situation in Europe finally moving ahead, investors may want to focus on the United Kingdom. Stocks within the nation ...
  70. Is It Time To Buy This $1 Billion Game Changer?

    December 6, 2013
    With stocks at all times highs, we're starting to hear a lot of experts tout that equities are trading at "premium valuations" ...
  71. Profit From The Rise Of Mobile Video With This Stock

    December 6, 2013
    Even with the rapid rise in new and exciting technological devices, one thing's for sure: People love watching TV. It doesn't ...
  72. Jobs Report Puts Capper on Week - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 6, 2013
    New jobs created for the past month reached 203K, up from the 180K expected.
  73. 7 Articles ETF Investors Must Read: 12/6

    December 6, 2013
    U.S. equities were in the red this week as upbeat economic data had investors weighing the possibility of the Fed scaling ...
  74. Ride This Overlooked Biotech's Pipeline To 45% Upside

    December 6, 2013
    They say investing in the stock market is all about forward thinking. That's certainly the case with the biotech sector. ...
  75. Cambria Launches Foreign Shareholder Yield ETF (FYLD); SPDR Goes ...

    December 6, 2013
    U.S. equities edged lower this week as the prospect of a pullback in the central bank’s bond-buying program weighed ...
  76. Get 50% Upside In Latin America With This Iconic Stock

    December 6, 2013
    For many folks in Latin America, 2011 seems like an awfully long time ago. Just two years ago, regional economies were booming, ...
  77. Bear of the Day: Chemtura (CHMT) - Bear of the Day

    December 6, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Chemtura (CHMT) - Bear of the Day
  78. Bull of the Day: Blucora (BCOR) - Bull of the Day

    December 6, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Blucora (BCOR) - Bull of the Day
  79. The Unemployment Rate: Get Real

    December 6, 2013
    Depending on how it's measured, the unemployment rate is open to interpretation. Learn how to find the real rate.
  80. 11 Bargain High-Growth Stocks To Target In 2014

    December 5, 2013
  81. This New E-Commerce Stock Offers 70% Upside

    December 5, 2013
    There are some 75 million small and midsize businesses around the world. If they plan on competing in an increasingly connected ...
  82. Hotels & Lodging Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook

    December 5, 2013
    Hotels & Lodging Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook
  83. A 27% Yield From One of the Largest Oil Companies on Earth

    December 5, 2013
    People ask me about my most profitable investment.It was an investment I made back in October 1999. Today, it pays me a yield ...
  84. Introduction To Single Stock Futures

    December 5, 2013
    These contracts allow for easier shorting, and provide more leverage and flexibility than stocks.
  85. More Eyebrow-Raising Good News - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 5, 2013
    Both revised GDP and new jobless claims were impressive this morning.
  86. Forget Gold: Demand Favors This Precious Metal

    December 5, 2013
    Gold is getting hammered, and the pain in the sector is putting gold bulls in a panic. The yellow metal is down more than ...
  87. Invest With Principles: Inside The International Equity Fund ...

    December 5, 2013
    The proliferation of exchange-traded funds has helped bring previously difficult-to-reach asset classes and strategies to ...
  88. Are You Ready For Rising Interest Rates? Here's Your Playbook

    December 5, 2013
    Let the jockeying begin. Strategists are predicting a major change in interest rates in 2014 and 2015, and have already begun ...
  89. How I Earned 75% From A High-Yield Stock... In 3 Months

    December 5, 2013
    The past few years have been a great time to be an investor.Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's zero interest rate policy ...
  90. Bear of the Day: Commercial Vehicle Group (CVGI) - Bear of the ...

    December 5, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Commercial Vehicle Group (CVGI) - Bear of the Day
  91. Bull of the Day: New Oriental Education & Technology (EDU) - ...

    December 5, 2013
    Bull of the Day: New Oriental Education & Technology (EDU) - Bull of the Day
  92. Nasdaq 4000: Stocks are Not Behaving Like It’s 1999

    December 4, 2013
    The Nasdaq Composite made news last week, moving past the 4,000 mark for the first time in 13 years. But, according to Russ, ...
  93. These Are America's Fastest-Growing Blue Chips

    December 4, 2013
    As company executives sit down to establish their 2014 strategies, they're faced with a sobering prospect: The U.S. economy ...
  94. Forget Drones: Here's Why Amazon's A 'Sell'

    December 4, 2013
    As the Thanksgiving weekend wound to a close Sunday night, I happened to watch the "60 Minutes" interview with Jeff Bezos, ...
  95. 36 Straight Dividend Raises Since 2004... And Counting

    December 4, 2013
    I received this message in my inbox recently. It brings up a good point and captures what I imagine a lot of my readers have ...
  96. A Sneak Peek At The Dividend Stars Of 2014

    December 4, 2013
    Dividend yield or dividend growth?Investors are often asked to choose between one of these two types of yield plays. But ...
  97. ADP Numbers Blow Out Expectations - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 4, 2013
    ADP's jobs report of 215,000 jobs created in November blew away expectations of 178,000.
  98. How TTFS Uses Liquidity Theory to Beat Its Benchmark

    December 4, 2013
    Innovation remains the key catalyst when it comes to the seemingly endless expansion of the exchange-traded funds universe. ...
  99. Get 24% Upside With This Hybrid Housing Stock

    December 4, 2013
    Real estate is in my blood. My first job, when I was 8 years old, was working for my grandfather rehabbing single-family ...
  100. Do You Own This Textbook Blue-Chip Stock?

    December 4, 2013
    My 62-year-old aunt called me in a panic a couple of months ago."I'm worried about the market crashing because of the government ...
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