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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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.
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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.
  15. 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. ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. Are These Biogen Idec's Next Blockbusters?

    March 9, 2015
    Biogen Idec is already a company worth watching, but it’s recently launched hemophilia drug could become its next billion-dollar ...
  26. What’s FuelCell Energy Strategy To Stand Out?

    March 9, 2015
    FuelCell Energy stands out from most companies in the fuel cell industry by concentrating on a different niche that involves ...
  27. The Best Retail Stock To Own Now

    March 9, 2015
    In the past 15 years, the obituary for the traditional "brick-and-mortar" retailer seems to have been written many times ...
  28. What Are 2 Positive Developments From ExOne?

    March 9, 2015
    Although shares of ExOne have been on a turbulent ride since the company's IPO, management continues to push forward with ...
  29. Why You Shouldn’t Sell Baidu Stocks?

    March 9, 2015
    Baidu has seen its stock soar more than 130%. But after such a significant run-up, is it time for investors to cash out and ...
  30. Apple Watch: 50 Shades Of 'Meh'

    March 9, 2015
    This piece contains the opinions of the author, Kristin Bentz, President at Talented Blonde, LLC, that do not reflect the ...
  31. Should You Leave Galena To The Day Traders?

    March 9, 2015
    There are few sectors as exciting as the biotech sector, and shareholders of Galena Biopharma have certainly been privy to ...
  32. What Has Seadrill Really Excited?

    March 9, 2015
    Seadrill was caught off guard by the drop in the price of oil, that has forced it to make tough decisions, like cutting its ...
  33. How Instagram Makes Money

    March 9, 2015
    Like many big names in social media, Instagram started as a fun idea without a clear path to profit.
  34. How To Manage Portfolio Risk

    March 9, 2015
    Follow these tips to successfully manage portfolio risk.
  35. Why Does Wall Street Hate MannKind?

    March 9, 2015
    Since peaking, MannKind's shares have tumbled 25% due in large part to Wall Street's bearish outlook. Are Wall Street analysts ...
  36. Profit From High Consumer Spending With Visa Or Mastercard

    March 9, 2015
    American consumers have more money to spend thanks to falling gas prices. Investing in Visa and MasterCard may give investors ...
  37. Northstar Realty Finance: CEO David Hamamoto' Views On Performance ...

    March 9, 2015
    On March 3, David Hamamoto, chairman and CEO of both Northstar Realty Finance Corp (NYSE: Albert Tylis, president of both ...
  38. My Secret To Profiting From The Next Market Crash

    March 9, 2015
    I was fortunate to have begun my career during the dot-com boom. It taught me how to successfully navigate a market during ...
  39. Why Euro Growth Could Trigger A U.S. Budget Crisis

    March 8, 2015
    At this point in President Obama's first term, the world looked very different. The still-anemic economy made it hard to ...
  40. Barron's Recap: Yale Sets Up Shop In Asia

    March 8, 2015
    This weekend in Barron's online: Yale goes to Singapore, Barron's 20th annual broker survey, as well as the prospects for ...
  41. Is Rite Aid Sustaining Its Positive Streak?

    March 6, 2015
    Rite Aid Corp makes progress on profitability and after years of restructuring and consolidation began making investments ...
  42. Does GoPro’s Growth Live Up To The Product Hype?

    March 6, 2015
    We take a look at GoPro's cameras to get a better understanding of the business. Is this company really worth its $5 billion ...
  43. Chesapeake Energy Sees History Repeating Itself

    March 6, 2015
    Chesapeake was on the wrong side of natural gas when its price plunged in 2012, and it appears to be repeating itself after ...
  44. Is ARM Holdings Claiming The Top In Graphics?

    March 6, 2015
    ARM Holdings' claim to fame was its dominance in the smartphone market, with its intellectual property found at the heart ...
  45. How Promising Is Qualcomm's Snapdragon Sense ID?

    March 6, 2015
    Biometric security is all the rage these days, as tech companies big and small gradually work their way toward making antiquated ...
  46. NVIDIA Wants A Seat In Your Living Room

    March 6, 2015
    Graphics specialist NVIDIA continues its ongoing shift away from mobile devices, and it has made it clear that it is no longer ...
  47. Is It Wrong To Ignore This Chance For 3D Systems?

    March 6, 2015
    It was painful to invest in 3D Systems last year. The stock has been cut in half over worries that the company's spending ...
  48. What’s The Key To Costco’s Extraordinary Success?

    March 6, 2015
    Costco has been one of America's most successful companies: It's growing, efficient, profitable and its long-term shareholders ...
  49. Can American Capital Agency Maintain Its Dividend?

    March 6, 2015
    Dividend investors know that real estate investment trusts with REITs that invest in mortgage-backed securities produce double-digit ...
  50. Is Exelixis Under-the-Radar Growth?

    March 6, 2015
    Exelixis was the worst-performing biotech company, with its shares collapsing after its COMET-1 study showed that  its cancer ...
  51. Pimco and Vanguard: A Tale of Two Fund Managers

    March 6, 2015
    A look at the similarities and differences of asset management giants Pimco and Vanguard.
  52. Short Russia with Direxion's Daily Russia Bear 3X

    March 6, 2015
    Looking to short Russia? Check out the Direxion Daily Russia Bear 3X ETF.
  53. 6 REIT ETFs You Should Watch

    March 6, 2015
    Commercial real estate has been a good investment throughout the years, and that is likely to remain the case over the long ...
  54. An Overview of Janus Capital Management

    March 6, 2015
    A look at Janus Capital and the funds it manages.
  55. Investing In Social Media Startups? Read This First

    March 6, 2015
    Several new social media startups are attracting large amounts of funding, based on their prospects of retaining a large ...
  56. Traders Look To Dividend Funds (VIG)

    March 6, 2015
    When uncertainty creeps into the mind of an active trader it is not uncommon for this type of person to turn toward the safety ...
  57. Enter Trades Ahead Of The Emotional Crowd

    March 6, 2015
    Traders profit in highly competitive markets by shifting their strategies backward or forward, entering positions ahead of ...
  58. The Perfect Stock for This Raging Bull Market

    March 6, 2015
    When I arrived in Canada in 1970, one of the first investment maxims I was taught by the old pros was, "Put your money in ...
  59. Is Arena Pharmaceuticals In Trouble?

    March 5, 2015
    Arena Pharmaceuticals' approval of its weight-loss drug Belviq in 2012 has brought anticipations so high that its share price ...
  60. Will Ride Sharing Crush Medallion Financial?

    March 5, 2015
    Driving a taxi cab is far from a glamorous business, but in many areas of the country, it's a business that involves a lot ...
  61. What Is Marvell's Mobile Progress?

    March 5, 2015
    Although Marvell is far from the top in the processor market, it plans to keep investing in this business even as the competitive ...
  62. Five Janus Mutual Funds With High Alpha

    March 5, 2015
    A look at some of the alpha-generating equity funds from Janus.
  63. Forget Common Stock -- This Strategy Offers 20%+ A Year

    March 5, 2015
    By now, even the most casual investor (and American taxpayer) is familiar with the American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG) ...
  64. How Is Main Street Capital Growing?

    March 5, 2015
    Dividend investors are always on the lookout for high-yielding investments, and one niche in the investment world has paid ...
  65. What Would Be Of BreitBurn Energy This Summer?

    March 5, 2015
    This Spring, BreitBurn Energy Partners' banks will take a closer look at its credit facility and redetermine its borrowing ...
  66. Investors Win When Management Has Skin In The Game

    March 5, 2015
    I have been in the investment business for more than two decades. In that time, I've heard many debates about the relative ...
  67. Expert: The Apple-HBO Partnership Could Be The Start Of Something ...

    March 5, 2015
    Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: launch partner for HBO Now, the online-only streaming video service from HBO. The deal sounds pretty ...
  68. Is SodaStream Ready For A Come Back?

    March 5, 2015
    It's not easy to be a SodaStream investor. The once-fizzy market has gone flat, shedding roughly three-quarters of its value ...
  69. Is Union Pacific Still A Good Dividend Stock?

    March 5, 2015
    It is impossible for a competitor to secure enough right-of-way real estate and cost advantages to compete with U.S. Class ...
  70. How Will InvenSense Expand Its Gross Margins?

    March 5, 2015
    One of the chief concerns surrounding motion sensor vendor InvenSense is that the company's gross profit margins have come ...
  71. Is It Time To Shun Altria Group?

    March 5, 2015
    If you're in the market for a high-yielding dividend stock with an unmatched history of shareholder returns, then you can't ...
  72. Free Cash Flow Separates Delta From The Pack

    March 5, 2015
    The U.S. airline industry has experienced a stunning revival in the past few years. No need to look hard to find airlines ...
  73. Digital Realty CEO Bill Stein 'Talks SMACC' At Citi Conference

    March 5, 2015
    Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR) CEO Bill Stein on Monday answered questions, discussed industry trends and shared ...
  74. It Might Not Be The Time To Buy Into Steel and Iron

    March 5, 2015
    This past week, commodity traders turned their attention toward stocks in the steel and iron sector, but based on the charts ...
  75. This Blue-Chip Stock's Price Is Set To Plummet Quickly

    March 5, 2015
    Some chart patterns are pauses that will eventually resolve in the direction of the preceding trend. Some are pauses that ...
  76. How Two Harbors' Derivatives Work?

    March 4, 2015
    Mortgage REITs, like Two Harbors , have cut their dividend payments as interest rate trends have eaten into profitability ...
  77. What’s The Drug That Will Finally Fight Obesity?

    March 4, 2015
    Orexigen just pulled back the curtain on interim results for a cardiac study that could catapult the company's Contrave obesity ...
  78. Is Prospect Capital Exposed To Elevated Losses?

    March 4, 2015
    According to a federal government report, the quality of leveraged loans has begun to deteriorate. Prospect Capital specializes ...
  79. Should You Invest In Oraganovo Holdings?

    March 4, 2015
    Despite the commercial launch of its bio-printed liver assays last year, Organovo Holdings shares have slid from a peak of ...
  80. How Realty Income Became A Top Dividend Stock?

    March 4, 2015
    Real-estate investment trusts have gained in popularity over the years as income investors look for reliable stream of cash ...
  81. Top Day Trading Instruments

    March 4, 2015
    Day trading is an intense and often appealing activity. Investopedia provides the list of top financial instruments for day ...
  82. World's Top 10 Internet Companies

    March 4, 2015
    Investopedia has compiled a list of the top 10 Internet companies in the world based on revenue and market cap.
  83. Why Investors Bailed On Halcon's Stocks

    March 4, 2015
    The unexpected plunge in the oil price over the past few months sent Halcon Resources' stocks down nearly 75%.
  84. What Are Intel’s Hopes In The Processor Market?

    March 4, 2015
    Intel has pretty minimal share in the smartphone applications processor market, despite some heavy investments in products ...
  85. Motif Investing Broker Review: Easy Thematic Investing

    March 4, 2015
    A review of Motif Investing, a new online brokerage that brings thematic investing to individual investors and financial ...
  86. The Impact of the Janus Market Timing Ruling

    March 4, 2015
    A look at the impact of the Janus Supreme Court ruling on market timing.
  87. How Is SandRidge Energy Really Looking To Grow?

    March 4, 2015
    SandRidge Energy is following the playbook of almost every other oil and gas company in the country: cutting spending and ...
  88. Is Ariad On Track To Lose More Shares?

    March 4, 2015
    The past two years have been a roller-coaster ride that shareholders in cancer-focused biotech Ariad Pharmaceuticals won't ...
  89. These 4 Precious Metals ETFs Help Combat Inflation

    March 4, 2015
    A look at 4 precious metal ETFs to combat inflation when it hits.
  90. Dividend-Paying ETFs: Here Are 5 Worth a Look

    March 4, 2015
    An analysis of five of the best dividend paying ETFs available.
  91. Preferred Stock ETFs: Are They Right for You?

    March 4, 2015
    Considering preferred stock ETFs? Here's a look at their pros and cons.
  92. A New Economic Threat: State-Sponsored Hacking

    March 4, 2015
    State sponsored hacking attempts are becoming a major cause of concern to the US. Here is a list of US sectors most vulnerable ...
  93. 4 Bullish Flag Patterns You Should Trade Now

    March 4, 2015
    Here are four stocks with flag patterns, highlighting the various ways to trade this chart pattern.
  94. Mid-Cap ETFs Quietly Performing

    March 4, 2015
    The S&P Mid Cap 400 Index (INDEX: MID) hit a new all-time high last week to little fanfare, as attention has been placed ...
  95. Hillary's Many Wall Street Connections

    March 4, 2015
    Hillary Clinton is one of the most high profile potential 2016 presidential candidates, and her Wall Street ties are a source ...
  96. Cheaper Solar Power Gets Some Major Backers

    March 4, 2015
    While solar hasn’t lived up its potential, the times are changing. New investment has surged. For investors, this could be ...
  97. Ever Wanted To Replicate A Hedge Fund? HedgeCoVest Explains How

    March 4, 2015
    Who will be the next Apple? What company with what disruptive idea will turn the world of technology upside down? In this ...
  98. This System Just Tagged A Blue Chip That Could Soar Within Weeks

    March 4, 2015
    For the past two years, biotech has been one of the best places to put your money in this bull market. During that time, ...
  99. Indicator Spots Stock That Soars In Weeks; Will This Blue Chip ...

    March 4, 2015
    For the past two years, biotech has been one of the best places to put your money in this bull market. During that time, ...
  100. What Could Be The Outcome For Opko Health?

    March 3, 2015
    Investors have pinned high hopes on Opko Health , a development-stage healthcare company spearheaded by billionaire healthcare ...
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