Analysis & Opinions

  1. The Bifurcated Retail Sector - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 21, 2013
    Target's weak results confirm the trend that had become evident after the Wal-Mart report last week.
  2. Remember Crocs? This Retailer May Suffer A Similar Fate

    November 21, 2013
    Years ago, as I was strolling on a beachside boardwalk, I looked around and realized I was the only person in my area not ...
  3. Horizons Expands Lineup With Financial Sector Covered Call ETF ...

    November 21, 2013
    The stock market bulls have eased their foot off the gas pedal this week as a flurry of data and Fed minutes have reignited ...
  4. Get 20% Upside With This Undervalued Prestige Brand

    November 21, 2013
    Once upon a time, using an American Express card could be nearly impossible. For some consumers, it may have felt like rejection ...
  5. Follow Up Buffett's Bet On Big Oil With This Pairs Trade

    November 21, 2013
    Pairs trading, once mainly a strategy for institutions, became possible for individuals with the advent of the Internet, ...
  6. Bull of the Day: Sotheby's (BID) - Bull of the Day

    November 21, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Sotheby's (BID) - Bull of the Day
  7. Bear of the Day: Sally Beauty (SBH) - Bear of the Day

    November 21, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Sally Beauty (SBH) - Bear of the Day
  8. Business Services Stock Outlook - Nov 2013 - Industry Outlook

    November 21, 2013
    Business Services Stock Outlook - Nov 2013 - Industry Outlook
  9. Q4 Earnings Estimates Coming Down - Earnings Trends

    November 21, 2013
    Q4 Earnings Estimates Coming Down - Earnings Trends
  10. The Bullish Set-Up In Platinum

    November 20, 2013
    The recent precious metals rout has unearthed plenty of bargains. One of the biggest could be in platinum. Analysts predict ...
  11. This 'Safe Oil' Stock Is Gushing Cash Flow

    November 20, 2013
    Here at StreetAuthority, we're constantly on the lookout for stocks worthy of our Top 10 Stocks advisory -- and a stock doesn't ...
  12. Executive Pay: How Much Do Shareholders Really Care?

    November 20, 2013
    How much do shareholders - or the public - really care about executive pay? A new SEC proposal may be aimed at finding out. ...
  13. Now Is The Time To Buy Consumer Staples Stocks

    November 20, 2013
    As the markets have swooned, so have many boring sectors. That includes consumer staples stocks. Still, the sector could ...
  14. A Value Guru Is Loading Up On These 2 Biotech Stocks

    November 20, 2013
    "There's no shame in holding cash."It's a refrain you hear from many fund managers these days after witnessing the market ...
  15. Be Uncle Sam's Landlord And Get A 7% Yield

    November 20, 2013
    For a landlord, there's absolutely no better tenant than this one.Every year, the 12,000 employees at the U.S. government's ...
  16. How To Invest In The Most Precious Commodity On Earth

    November 20, 2013
    "Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink."This line from Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" ...
  17. Bernanke's Forward Guidance Emphasis - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 20, 2013
    Bernanke and other Fed officials are trying to sell the 'tapering-is-not-tightening' theme.
  18. Margin Trading Explained For ETF Investors

    November 20, 2013
    Talk to anyone who has lived to see (and survive) a bear market and allude to “leverage” and “margin.” ...
  19. Reducing Risk With Options

    November 20, 2013
    If you want to use leverage to your advantage, you must know how many contracts to buy.
  20. Bankruptcy Looms For This BRIC Nation -- Here's What To Avoid

    November 20, 2013
    In early 1997, the world was in awe of the record growth of Southeast Asia's "tiger economies" as markets opened and foreign ...
  21. When Will This Bull Market End? Look To This Simple Strategy ...

    November 20, 2013
    While prices are rising, investors need to maximize their gains. When prices turn down, investors need to minimize their ...
  22. Bull of the Day: StanCorp Financial (SFG) - Bull of the Day

    November 20, 2013
    Bull of the Day: StanCorp Financial (SFG) - Bull of the Day
  23. Bear of the Day: BJ's Restaurants (BJRI) - Bear of the Day

    November 20, 2013
    Bear of the Day: BJ's Restaurants (BJRI) - Bear of the Day
  24. Newspaper Stocks Are Hot -- But For How Long?

    November 19, 2013
    The Old Gray Lady is looking a lot younger these days.Less than five years after desperately needing a costly $250 million ...
  25. A Company Solving The Global Diabetes Crisis Is A 'Buy'

    November 19, 2013
    Diabetes is no longer solely an American epidemic.The Journal of the American Medical Association just released a study that ...
  26. A Strong Prognosis For Healthcare Stocks

    November 19, 2013
    Despite the healthcare sectors recent torrid run, there’s still plenty to like about stocks in the industry. Aside from tailwinds ...
  27. The Wealth-Building Stock Trait Buffett Mentioned 20 Times...

    November 19, 2013
    When he buys a stock, Warren Buffett places more emphasis on one factor above almost any other.Since 1986 he has mentioned ...
  28. I Love This Company's Products -- But I Would Short The Stock

    November 19, 2013
    Every home has at least one. From the White House to a shotgun shack in Appalachia, this product is notable for its widespread ...
  29. The Basics Of Option Price

    November 19, 2013
    Options can be an excellent addition to a portfolio. Find out how to get started.
  30. Are You Ready For The Next Internet Boom?

    November 19, 2013
    When I wrote early this year about the coming Internet boom, my purpose was to highlight dot-com 2.0 stocks and companies ...
  31. Move Over VIX (VXX): A Better Way to Measure Volatility?

    November 19, 2013
    The  S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN debuted in early 2009 and has been one of the most polarizing funds ever since. ...
  32. 3 Stocks To Sell Before The Next Meltdown

    November 19, 2013
    The major indices keep hitting new all-time highs, and as a trader, that makes life pretty easy. Basically, you have a bullish ...
  33. Bear of the Day: General Cable (BGC) - Bear of the Day

    November 19, 2013
    Bear of the Day: General Cable (BGC) - Bear of the Day
  34. Bull of the Day: Sierra Bancorp (BSRR) - Bull of the Day

    November 19, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Sierra Bancorp (BSRR) - Bull of the Day
  35. Two Investments to Consider when You’re Coming off the Sidelines

    November 18, 2013
    For investors on the sidelines of the equity market, Russ offers his take on which market segments to consider now and which ...
  36. If Slow Growth Is Here To Stay, These Are The Stocks To Own

    November 18, 2013
    Coming out of World War II, few Americans could have known about the great era of prosperity soon to arrive.From 1946 through ...
  37. This Simple Tool Could Save Your Portfolio

    November 18, 2013
    Last week, stock prices reacted to the news. Stock picking could become more important as the market reaches new highs, and ...
  38. This Top-Rated 'Guru' Stock Is Up 45% In 10 Weeks... And It's ...

    November 18, 2013
    The past few years have been a great time to be an investor.Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's zero interest rate policy ...
  39. Forget Amazon -- Buy This Cloud Contender Instead

    November 18, 2013
    It might be pie-in-the-sky thinking that Rackspace Hosting (NYSE: RAX) could overtake Amazon Web Services as king of cloud ...
  40. Forget Amazon -- Buy This Stock Instead

    November 18, 2013
    It might be pie-in-the-sky thinking that Rackspace Hosting (NYSE: RAX) could overtake Amazon Web Services as king of cloud ...
  41. Dow 16K Hats Anyone? - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 18, 2013
    The S&P 500 is just 4 points away from 1800 and the Dow Jones Industrial average is less than 50 points away from 16 ...
  42. The 10 Most Popular Dividend ETFs: What You Need to Know

    November 18, 2013
    With interest rates looking to stay near zero for some time yet, yield-hungry investors have taken to equity markets for ...
  43. 5 Battered ETFs Primed To Rebound Next Year

    November 18, 2013
    It’s tough to watch the market rise sharply if your portfolio has been treading water.That’s the reality facing many investors ...
  44. 5 Battered Investments Primed To Rebound Next Year

    November 18, 2013
    It’s tough to watch the market rise sharply if your portfolio has been treading water.That’s the reality facing many investors ...
  45. Low-Priced Stock Could Make You Double-Digit Profits As It Saves ...

    November 18, 2013
    Having been born and raised outside of Pittsburgh, I know firsthand of the ravages of factory pollution.My grandfather told ...
  46. This Stock Could Make You 28% While It Saves The Planet

    November 18, 2013
    Having been born and raised outside of Pittsburgh, I know firsthand of the ravages of factory pollution.My grandfather told ...
  47. Bear of the Day: Embraer (ERJ) - Bear of the Day

    November 18, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Embraer (ERJ) - Bear of the Day
  48. Bull of the Day: CNA Financial (CNA) - Bull of the Day

    November 18, 2013
    Bull of the Day: CNA Financial (CNA) - Bull of the Day
  49. ETFdb Weekly Watchlist: EWG, TLT, EWJ Hinge On Sentiment Data, ...

    November 18, 2013
    U.S. equities edged higher throughout last week, with blue chips logging in several record highs. For the most part, investors ...
  50. Home Depot Earnings Preview: Keeping Ahead Of Lowe's?

    November 16, 2013
    Home Depot (NYSE: HD), shares of which saw a nice six percent pop in the past week, is scheduled to share its fiscal third-quarter ...
  51. Best Buy Earnings Preview: Is The Turnaround Real?

    November 16, 2013
    Best Buy (NYSE: BBY), which is looking for a boost this holiday shopping season from the launch of the PlayStation 4 and ...
  52. Outlook 2014: Prepare For Another Year Of Subpar Growth

    November 15, 2013
    The Great Depression is an era few of us would choose to revisit.Though the economy isn't especially perky these days, key ...
  53. Academics And Investors Can Agree On This Dividend Superstar

    November 15, 2013
    There's a long-standing argument between finance academics and investors.Most academics assert that the market is efficient ...
  54. Our Top Pick For The 'American Energy Boom'

    November 15, 2013
    It's official... the United States is about to become the largest energy producer in the world (if it's not already).According ...
  55. How To Invest In $100 Million Artworks For About $50

    November 15, 2013
    $142 million for a Francis Bacon triptych. $120 million for a pastel by Edvard Munch. $106 million for an oil painting by ...
  56. Yellen Reassures Markets - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 15, 2013
    Markets were happy enough with Yellen's comments to offset the negative impacct o
  57. 7 Articles ETF Investors Must Read: 11/15

    November 15, 2013
    All eyes were on the top Fed Chairman contender Janet Yellen on Thursday, as investors listened closely to her hearing before ...
  58. Are Solar Stocks In A Bubble?

    November 15, 2013
    In a fairly rapid time, the solar power industry has been able to tackle two major challenges that threatened to decimate ...
  59. Get The Most Out Of Employee Stock Options

    November 15, 2013
    These plans can be lucrative for employees - if they know how to avoid unnecessary taxes.
  60. Global X Launches First Portugal ETF (PGAL)

    November 15, 2013
    Wall Street saw several record highs this week, as investors’ hopes for continued central bank stimulus efforts rose. ...
  61. This Little-Known Chip Stock May Have The Sector's Biggest Upside

    November 15, 2013
    When chip equipment maker Applied Materials (Nasdaq: AMAT) surpassed $10 billion in annual revenue for the first time in ...
  62. #PreMarket Primer: Friday, November 15: Markets Higher Due To ...

    November 15, 2013
    Markets across the world improved after Janet Yellen was approved as the new Federal Reserve Chairwoman on Thursday. Yellen’s ...
  63. Bear of the Day: Panera Bread (PNRA) - Bear of the Day

    November 15, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Panera Bread (PNRA) - Bear of the Day
  64. Bull of the Day: SINA (SINA) - Bull of the Day

    November 15, 2013
    Bull of the Day: SINA (SINA) - Bull of the Day
  65. Is Europe Making a Comeback?

    November 14, 2013
    A move by the European Central Bank to cut interest rates to a record low of 0.25% has specific implications for improving ...
  66. Why Facebook Investors Should Fret That Young Teen Users are ...

    November 14, 2013
    David Ebersman of Facebook told Wall Street analysts during a conference call that Facebook during the third quarter the ...
  67. Strong Earnings, Falling Stock: 11 Disconnects To Exploit

    November 14, 2013
    Any time a company exceeds or lags quarterly profit forecasts by a big margin, the resulting share price action is quite ...
  68. These Super-Safe Investments Yield 6%-Plus... And Trade At A ...

    November 14, 2013
    I grew up in and still live in the South. During the dog days of summer in July and August, when folks say, "It's not the ...
  69. Is This 7% Yielder 'Too Good To Ignore'?

    November 14, 2013
    Imagine pocketing checks from an investment throwing off 7% interest. It's not easy to picture in today's low-interest environment ...
  70. Softness in Myriad Places - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 14, 2013
    The overall picture emerging from today's GDP numbers spotlights the divergent paths for the European and American economies.
  71. Already Up 40% This Year, This Rental Giant Could Add 15% Before ...

    November 14, 2013
    In this market, finding a stock with strong upside that also happens to have come down well off of its 52-week high isn't ...
  72. Inside the Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares Fund (ASHR): A Better ...

    November 14, 2013
    Investors continue to embrace exchange-traded funds as the preferred means of tapping into emerging markets due to their ...
  73. Profit From ID Theft -- Legally -- With This Stock

    November 14, 2013
    In the world of identity theft, it doesn't pay to assume "it won't happen to me."In fact, with an average of a new victim ...
  74. This Housing Side Play Is Due For A Double-Digit Pop, Chart Says

    November 14, 2013
    Home furnishings retailer Restoration Hardware Holdings (NYSE: RH) hasn't been publicly traded for long, but so far, the ...
  75. Health Insurance Stock Outlook - Nov 2013 - Industry Outlook

    November 14, 2013
    Health Insurance Stock Outlook - Nov 2013 - Industry Outlook
  76. Retail Sector's Cloudy Earnings Picture - Earnings Trends

    November 14, 2013
    Retail Sector's Cloudy Earnings Picture - Earnings Trends
  77. Bear of the Day: Manchester United (MANU) - Bear of the Day

    November 14, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Manchester United (MANU) - Bear of the Day
  78. Bull of the Day: Ubiquiti Netowrks (UBNT) - Bull of the Day

    November 14, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Ubiquiti Netowrks (UBNT) - Bull of the Day
  79. Tech in the Time of Twitter: From Growth to Value Play

    November 13, 2013
    Despite the hype surrounding Twitter’s IPO, technology is a very different industry today than it was fifteen years ago. ...
  80. China Is Winning The Renewable Energy Crown

    November 13, 2013
    With exponentially rising energy demand facing Asia’s Dragon, China has gotten serious about expanding its generation capacity ...
  81. It's Time To Tune In To Sirius

    November 13, 2013
    Sirius is back in Wall Street's dog house but investors willing to assume some risk should take a chance on the satellite ...
  82. Forget High-Speed Trading: Beat The Market With This Boring Strategy

    November 13, 2013
    It goes without saying that the stock market is an extremely competitive arena. Money management firms spend millions to ...
  83. Profit From Short Sellers' Big Mistake With This Blue-Chip Stock

    November 13, 2013
    Who says that the market doesn't trade off of inside information?The short interest in glass and fiber maker Corning (NYSE: ...
  84. 5 Cash Cows With Yields Up To 8.7%

    November 13, 2013
    Imagine buying a used paperback book for $5, reading the first few chapters, and then finding a $1 bill tucked neatly between ...
  85. Is it Taper Fears or Something Else? - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 13, 2013
    Growing concern that Taper could in earlier than expected is putting a brake on the rally.
  86. This Unlikely Small Cap Is 20% Undervalued

    November 13, 2013
    We're told as children (and even as adults) that you can't have your cake and eat it too. You can't turn a hobby into a paying ...
  87. IPO ETFs (FPX, IPO): A Better Way To Ride The Bull

    November 13, 2013
    The bull market rages on as optimism levels remain elevated thanks to the latest upbeat GDP and employment reports coupled ...
  88. 2 Stocks To Capitalize On The Buyback Boom

    November 13, 2013
    A steady scan of the financial headlines these days implies that it's the golden era of dividend investing.But it's not true.Though ...
  89. Bull of the Day: The Andersons (ANDE) - Bull of the Day

    November 13, 2013
    Bull of the Day: The Andersons (ANDE) - Bull of the Day
  90. Bear of the Day: Titan International (TWI) - Bear of the Day

    November 13, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Titan International (TWI) - Bear of the Day
  91. Gilead Sciences Leads In Rising Short Interest Among Biotechs

    November 12, 2013
    Among leading biotech and emerging pharmaceutical companies, the number of shares sold short in Alexion Pharmaceuticals ...
  92. The Marcellus Keeps On Paying Dividends

    November 12, 2013
    For investors, the Marcellus Shale continues to pay benefits. The region’s production continues to rise, leading to plenty ...
  93. This Risky Sector Now Offers Ample Reward

    November 12, 2013
    As the market continues to flirt with all-time highs, a considerable amount of churn is taking place beneath the surface. ...
  94. Why These Risky Biotech Stocks Are Now A Buy...

    November 12, 2013
    As the market continues to flirt with all-time highs, a considerable amount of churn is taking place beneath the surface. ...
  95. How Much Exposure to Technology Stocks Should You Have?

    November 12, 2013
    How Much of a Technology-Stocks Exposure Should You Have in your portfolio? Every investor is totally different, in many ...
  96. Tap Into This Unexpected Chinese Market For 25% Upside

    November 12, 2013
    One of the most underappreciated areas of health care is also instrumental for human development. Baby formula isn't exactly ...
  97. 7 Stocks Insiders Are Buying... With Yields Up To 11.7%

    November 12, 2013
    They say to never trust a skinny cook, the logic being that any chef who works in a kitchen all day and creates irresistible ...
  98. December Taper is Not Off the Table - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 12, 2013
    It will make sense for for Bernanke to start unwinding the QE in his last meeting as Chairman if data continues to be positive.
  99. 10 Bullish Plays For The 'Cover Story Index'

    November 12, 2013
    If you missed the news last week, U.S. GDP rose a reported 2.8% in the third quarter instead of the 2% economists expected. ...
  100. This Internet 'Dinosaur' Is Reinventing Itself -- Is It Time ...

    November 12, 2013
    Change is the only constant in the world.This is particularly true when it comes to the Internet. It was only in 1989 when ...
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