Analysis & Opinions

  1. What is the formula for calculating the debt-to-equity ratio?

    September 16, 2014
    Find out how to use this fundamental financial ratio to help assess a company's performance.
  2. Popular Resources for Equity Research and Analysis: A Tutorial

    September 16, 2014
    This tutorial offers details on the most popular resources for equity research and analysis.
  3. Trim Your Portfolio Of These Overvalued S&P 500 Stocks

    September 16, 2014
    Investing in 2014 requires a considerable amount of faith -- the faith that future profit growth will be sufficiently strong ...
  4. Countries With The Highest Fracking Potential

    September 16, 2014
    Is fracking a "necessary evil," as some believe? Here are some countries with huge fracking potential--and what they stand ...
  5. JPMorgan Chase & Co., Other Financial Stocks Strong During Market ...

    September 16, 2014
    When one sector is getting the beats, more often than not the money flowing out is going into another. It has been an unique ...
  6. How To Profit From The "Night and Day" Aroon Oscillator

    September 16, 2014
    “Aroon” is a Sanskrit word loosely translated as the transition from night to day, appropriate for a measure that attempts ...
  7. The Perfect Investment For The Sector Spending Billions On New ...

    September 16, 2014
    A longstanding investing maxim holds that "the U.S. consumer accounts for two-thirds of the U.S. economy." It's ...
  8. How Nasdaq Continues To Innovate

    September 16, 2014
    For centuries, a stock market was a physical arena where buyers and sellers traded shares. Then the NASDAQ opened and changed ...
  9. This Left-For-Dead Stock Could Have A Huge Turnaround In 2015

    September 16, 2014
    It's hard to watch when one of America's great 20th century success stories falls on hard times. It's even harder ...
  10. Money-Doubling Transport Stock Could Surge Another 25% by Year ...

    September 16, 2014
    If you drove a car to work or turned up the thermostat in your home today, then it's a safe bet that the fossil fuels ...
  11. This Transport Stock Could Surge Another 25% By Year End

    September 16, 2014
    If you drove a car to work or turned up the thermostat in your home today, then it's a safe bet that the fossil fuels ...
  12. Want to Day Trade? Try Binary Options Or Spread Betting

    September 15, 2014
    Interested in Day Trading? These two derivative products are growing in popularity due to their profit potential and small ...
  13. Why We See A Potential 36% Total Return With This Contrarian ...

    September 15, 2014
    One of the first rules about owning stocks is not to get emotional -- period. However, when a large number of humans get ...
  14. Why I See A Potential 36% Total Return With This Contrarian Play

    September 15, 2014
    One of the first rules about owning stocks is not to get emotional -- period. However, when a large number of humans get ...
  15. Cash In On The Shale Boom With This Under-The-Radar Oil Stock

    September 15, 2014
    The Bakken is one of the hottest oil and gas plays in the world. Great fortunes have already been made banking on the Bakken, ...
  16. This Company Is As Unavoidable As It Is Unloved

    September 15, 2014
    It used to be that just two things in life were unavoidable: death and taxes. But with its purchase of rival Time Warner ...
  17. 3 Penny Stocks That Are Worth Your Attention

    September 15, 2014
    These penny stocks have been white-hot so far this year. Here's what you need to know about trading them.
  18. Currency Hedged Stock ETFs Can Protect A Portfolio

    September 15, 2014
    The U.S. economy has been growing at an annualized pace of roughly 2% since the current expansion began in June of 2009. ...
  19. These 4 Airlines Are Near Key Technical Levels

    September 15, 2014
    Price levels to watch for Delta, American, United and Spirit Airlines.
  20. Will 2014 Be The Tipping Point For Active ETFs?

    September 15, 2014
    The pace of new actively managed ETFs being released to the market has continued to heat up this year. 
  21. Essential Strategies For Trading Volume

    September 15, 2014
    Looking to trade using volume? Have a look at these essential tips.
  22. Essential Tips For Buying A HUD Home

    September 15, 2014
    Buying a HUD home from the government requires some studying and planning, but the reward can be huge. Here are some essential ...
  23. How Merck Found Its Way Into Millions Of Medicine Cabinets

    September 15, 2014
    With over $40 billion in revenue from pharmaceutical sales, there's a good chance that you'll be very grateful for one of ...
  24. Short This Overvalued Growth Stock

    September 15, 2014
    If you’re a fan of the heavyweight boxers of the 1970s, then you know all about “The Fight.” That was the ...
  25. Short This Overvalued Growth Stock Now

    September 15, 2014
    If you’re a fan of the heavyweight boxers of the 1970s, then you know all about “The Fight.” That was the ...
  26. The Private Stock Market Paying Yields Up To 12.5%

    September 15, 2014
    Let me start today's essay with a prediction. I predict that over the next few years, many of those who invest in traditional ...
  27. Major Trend Reversal Projects 15% Upside In This Downtrodden ...

    September 15, 2014
    It is no secret that retail investors have been mostly absent from the stock market in recent years. Foreign currency trading ...
  28. This Multi-Billionaire Just Invested $25 Million In This Unloved ...

    September 14, 2014
    The super-rich are not like the rest of us. People like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates take on mythic status. As they build ...
  29. Profit From This Multi-Billionaire's Bet On An Unloved Commodity

    September 14, 2014
    The super-rich are not like the rest of us. People like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates take on mythic status. As they build ...
  30. Correction May Be Getting Under Way -- Protect Your Profits

    September 14, 2014
    All major U.S. stock indices lost ground last week, led by the broad market S&P 500, which was down 1.1%. ​Halfway through ...
  31. Earnings Expectations For The Week Of September 15

    September 14, 2014
    Ostensible economic bellwether FedEx (NYSE: earnings spotlight midweek, and the consensus forecast calls for earnings growth. ...
  32. Reviewing Liabilities On The Balance Sheet

    September 14, 2014
    As an experienced or new analyst, liabilities tell a deep story of how a company finances, plans and accounts for money it ...
  33. Analyzing Investments With Solvency Ratios

    September 13, 2014
    Solvency ratios are extremely useful in helping analyze a firm’s ability to meet its long-term obligations; but like most ...
  34. Nasty Reviews Unlikely To Hurt Activision's 'Destiny'

    September 13, 2014
    Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: new record after having the "most successful new video game franchise launch" ...
  35. How To Start Saving For Retirement

    September 13, 2014
    If you establish these money-saving habits and patiently allow your wealth to build, you will be taking some huge steps forward ...
  36. ChartAdvisor for Sept. 12, 2014

    September 12, 2014
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  37. Generating Income In Retirement Using ETFs

    September 12, 2014
    There are many effective strategies that retirement investors can utilize to fill their income gap. Here are some ideas that ...
  38. Why You Need More International Stocks

    September 12, 2014
    Despite the benefits of global stocks, most investors never stray from their home nations when it comes to portfolio construction. ...
  39. 3 Nuclear Energy Projects That Could Begin Soon

    September 12, 2014
    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved a generic environmental impact statement a few weeks ago. The statement is in ...
  40. 10 Canadian Oil Companies Worth Your Attention

    September 12, 2014
    Tapping Canada's vast natural resources requires a host of local oil and gas exploration and production companies. Here's ...
  41. Make Fashion A Part Of Your Portfolio

    September 12, 2014
    Just as clothing manufacturers and retailers try to strike it rich with the latest trend, traders are sifting through the ...
  42. A Stock To Buy, A Stock To Short In This Fading Industry

    September 12, 2014
    If you follow the constant flux of new retailer slogans, it's apparent how much the industry is changing. From Staples, ...
  43. A Potential 66% Gain From The Company That Literally Controls ...

    September 12, 2014
    A few weeks ago, I talked about how my Top 10 Stocks readers and I were able to book a 60% gain from one of the most innovative ...
  44. Pandora's Comeback Could Be Your Ticket to 80%-Plus Profits

    September 12, 2014
    The bullish trend in technology stocks has reasserted itself following an April pullback. With a 14% gain so for in 2014, ...
  45. The Perfect Stock For Socially Responsible Investors

    September 11, 2014
    It's hard to be a consumer these days. We want to buy the best brands, but we don't want to support companies that ...
  46. Outperform The Market With This Guilt-Free Investment

    September 11, 2014
    It's hard to be a consumer these days. We want to buy the best brands, but we don't want to support companies that ...
  47. Run Your Portfolio Like A Hedge Fund Manager

    September 11, 2014
    As I was perusing my morning news feed, I came across an appalling amount of headlines about the ever-dreaded 'correction.' ...
  48. How To Invest In Penny Stocks

    September 11, 2014
    Do you find the lure of finding a diamond in the rough too much to ignore? Then consider penny stocks. Just be aware of the ...
  49. Invest In Emerging Market Bonds With These ETFs

    September 11, 2014
    With the variety of emerging market bond ETFs now on the books, it's become far easier for investors to diversify. Here's ...
  50. A Bounce In Copper Prices Will Propel These Stocks

    September 11, 2014
    The price of copper is nearing a turning point. Its chart shows a well-defined triangle formation, suggesting volatility ...
  51. The Absolute Best Stock To Buy In This Market-Beating Industry

    September 11, 2014
    There's been a lot to love about the hotel industry lately. Stock prices of the major hotel operators have crushed the ...
  52. Lodge Your Money In The Best Stock Of A Bustling Industry

    September 11, 2014
    There's been a lot to love about the hotel industry lately. Stock prices of the major hotel operators have crushed the ...
  53. One Way To Avoid The High-Yield 'Trap' Without Sacrificing Returns

    September 11, 2014
    Over the past few months, I have written extensively about the "new normal" in income investing. You see, as one ...
  54. How You Could Earn 15% In 2 Months From This 'Blood-In-The-Streets' ...

    September 11, 2014
    The concept of buying when there is "blood in the streets" is well-known to most investors, particularly as a figurative ...
  55. Blood-in-the-Streets Trade May Bring Brave Traders 15% In 2 Months

    September 11, 2014
    The concept of buying when there is "blood in the streets" is well-known to most investors, particularly as a figurative ...
  56. CMO vs CDO: Same Outside, Different Inside

    September 10, 2014
    The concept of collateralizing and structured financing predates the market for collateralized mortgage obligations and collateralized ...
  57. There Are More Ways To Invest In Land Than You Think

    September 10, 2014
    You don't have to have a huge amount of capital to invest in land. You have many other options, including land-related ETFs ...
  58. Nab 75% Upside Potential With This Mega-High Flyer

    September 10, 2014
    A number of the world's best investors have said something to the effect that stocks don't know where they've ...
  59. Get Ready For The Gold Rebound

    September 10, 2014
    Back in 2012, Stephanie Pomboy, founder of MacroMavens, made a rather scary prediction in a Barron's interview. She called ...
  60. China ETFs: Get In As China Matures

    September 10, 2014
    These ETFs offer an easy way for investors to access China's growing economic might and growing consumerism. Just watch the ...
  61. Trading Stocks At Strong Support Or Resistance

    September 10, 2014
    Whether it's buying or selling near support or resistance, or waiting for a breakout, these four stocks present a near-term ...
  62. Four Ways To Trade Silver Near Support

    September 10, 2014
    Four ways to trade silver using ETFs or stocks as it approaches a major support region.
  63. Will Bitcoin And Walmart Force Western Union To Change Its Business ...

    September 10, 2014
    Western Union is recognized across the globe for providing a fast, efficient way to move money. Just walk into a Western ...
  64. TransCanada Sits In Oil Pipeline Catbird Seat

    September 10, 2014
    TransCanada stands to win no matter what happens to the Keystone XL Pipeline. Approved? Send oil to a thirsty America. Shot ...
  65. Bill Gates Bought Another $47 Million Of This Undervalued ‘Forever’ ...

    September 10, 2014
    You wouldn’t know it looking at the market, but income investors are in a tough spot. While prices for stocks keep ...
  66. Bill Gates Just Invested $47 Million In This Undervalued 'Forever' ...

    September 10, 2014
    You wouldn’t know it looking at the market, but income investors are in a tough spot. While prices for stocks keep ...
  67. Forget The New iPhone -- Profit From 'iCash' Instead

    September 10, 2014
    Any time Apple (Nasdaq:AAPL) stages an event, it makes news. These events are always surrounded with speculation on what ...
  68. Internships: Find The Best One For You

    September 10, 2014
    It only takes a little legwork to land a prestigious career while you're still in college.
  69. How To Benefit From Buffett's $365 Million M&A Bet

    September 9, 2014
    It’s always important to keep an eye on where the big money is headed, namely Warren Buffett’s Bershire Hathaway, ...
  70. Berkshire Is Betting Big On This Merger -- Should You?

    September 9, 2014
    It’s always important to keep an eye on where the big money is headed, namely Warren Buffett’s Bershire Hathaway, ...
  71. Get 160% Upside Potential From This Overlooked Auto Industry ...

    September 9, 2014
    Somehow, a lot of the best stocks manage to slip right by individual investors. There the company is, posting massive gains, ...
  72. This Overlooked Auto Industry Side Play Has 160% Upside Potential

    September 9, 2014
    Somehow, a lot of the best stocks manage to slip right by individual investors. There the company is, posting massive gains, ...
  73. How To Profit From The Rise in Proxy Fights

    September 9, 2014
    A proxy vote is a vote cast by an entity or person on behalf of another. This sets the stage for a proxy fight between the ...
  74. Strategies To Trade The Dow Jones Industrial Average

    September 9, 2014
    Here are four strategies for trading the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), one of the oldest and most widely-followed ...
  75. This Undervalued Gem Is A Strong Acquisition Candidate

    September 9, 2014
    The economy is just starting to work its way out of the funk brought by the historically cold winter last year. With still ...
  76. This Undervalued Gem Is A Strong Takeover Target

    September 9, 2014
    The economy is just starting to work its way out of the funk brought by the historically cold winter last year. With still ...
  77. What Is A Pyramid Scheme?

    September 9, 2014
    The FTC announced it had opened an official investigation of Herbalife, which has been accused of running a pyramid scheme. ...
  78. Sell This Wall Street Darling For A Potential 9% Gain In 6 Weeks

    September 9, 2014
    I can remember when demand for shares of Priceline Group (NASDAQ:PCLN) was so great that it pushed its market capitalization ...
  79. Look Out: This Wall Street Darling May Be In For A Huge Drop

    September 9, 2014
    I can remember when demand for shares of Priceline Group (NASDAQ:PCLN) was so great that it pushed its market capitalization ...
  80. Interest Rate Hikes Are Coming... Here's How To Profit Safely

    September 8, 2014
    There’s no doubt about it, interest rates are rising. Now, they’re obviously not soaring and their upward journey ...
  81. Warning: The Feds May Kill This Company -- Short It Now

    September 8, 2014
    Still reeling from the financial crisis of 2008, many low-income Americans are still struggling to gain traction and rebuild ...
  82. This Company Continues To Raise Its Guidance Expectations... ...

    September 8, 2014
    There's a wonderful little Mexican restaurant near my house that serves great food, stays busy all day, yet still manages ...
  83. This Data Stock Keeps Beating Expectations... And Trades At A ...

    September 8, 2014
    There's a wonderful little Mexican restaurant near my house that serves great food, stays busy all day, yet still manages ...
  84. Profit From 'Pandemic Killers'

    September 8, 2014
    A couple of weeks ago, we told you about our colleague Andy Obermueller's fascinating research into pandemics. We mentioned ...
  85. A Small Bet On This Beaten-Down Uranium Miner Could Return 54%

    September 8, 2014
    Cameco Corporation (NYSE:CCJ) is involved in the exploration, development, mining, refining, conversion and fabrication of ...
  86. Why Buffett’s Favorite Bank Is About To Dole Out $100 Billion

    September 7, 2014
    A little-noticed milestone took place in the just-completed earnings season. After 17 straight quarters of sequentially stronger ...
  87. Could Buffett's Favorite Bank Stock Skyrocket From This $100 ...

    September 7, 2014
    A little-noticed milestone took place in the just-completed earnings season. After 17 straight quarters of sequentially stronger ...
  88. Barron's Recap: Steady As She Goes

    September 7, 2014
    This weekend in Barron's online: the outlook on U.S. equities for the rest of the year, how share buybacks benefit investors, ...
  89. Why Facebook Should Buy Twitter

    September 6, 2014
    Facebook and Twitter could make the perfect power couple. Is now the time for a deal to happen?
  90. Challenges Faced When Analyzing Green Chip Stocks

    September 6, 2014
    The fact that a green chip is not yet a blue chip should not alarm investors, but they need to be aware of the differences ...
  91. How Google's Self-Driving Car Will Change Everything

    September 5, 2014
    Self-driving vehicles are coming fast, and they’re going to radically change what it’s like to get from point A to point ...
  92. 5 Businesses That Started During A Recession

    September 5, 2014
    These companies found success despite being started during economic downturns.
  93. Takeaways From Buffett’s Preferred Stock Deal

    September 5, 2014
    Warren Buffett announced his involvement in Burger King Worldwide’s (BKW) proposed takeover of Tim Hortons (THI).
  94. So You Wanna Buy A Franchise?

    September 5, 2014
    Franchises are growing more popular with entrepreneurs. Here's why and what to expect from them.
  95. ChartAdvisor for Sept. 5, 2014

    September 5, 2014
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  96. Investing In Biotech: Is It Worth The Risk?

    September 5, 2014
    Investors shunned biotech after a weak start in 2014. Now that a comeback is in the works, should they reconsider?
  97. The First Lesson To Become A Better REIT Investor

    September 5, 2014
    The saying “one size fits all” is not tossed around in the world of investing very often... and that’s ...
  98. The $1,382 Per Month Dividend Strategy

    September 5, 2014
    It started out as an experiment. It wound up being one of the greatest investment discoveries we've ever found. Less ...
  99. This Widely-Held Blue Chip Could Pop 8% In 4 Weeks

    September 5, 2014
    If we take a step back and look at where stocks are in the bigger picture, there is plenty of reason to believe the broader ...
  100. Blue Chip Less Than $2 Away From A Breakout 'Buy' Signal

    September 5, 2014
    If we take a step back and look at where stocks are in the bigger picture, there is plenty of reason to believe the broader ...
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