Stock Analysis

  1. China ETFs Move With The Market

    October 13, 2008
    China's ETFs responded to the rate cuts Monday and moved with the market. Can this momentum continue?
  2. A Brush With Royalty Trusts

    October 13, 2008
    These three high yielding trusts have become even more attractive after the recent selloff.
  3. The Importance Of The Cash Conversion Cycle

    October 10, 2008
    Follow these examples to add cash conversion cycle to your stock analysis toolkit.
  4. Abbott Labs Shows Textbook Case For Turnaround

    October 9, 2008
    ABT is nearing a long-term support level, which could prop up the price of the shares.
  5. CNH Global Makes Its Case

    October 6, 2008
    Tractor manufacturer CNH Global is the top agricultural value play right now, bar none.
  6. Check Out Time At Marriott

    October 3, 2008
    The hotel chain did surprisingly well in the third quarter, but investors shouldn't expect the rest of the year to be as ...
  7. Cypress Semiconductor Spinoff Confuses Investors

    October 2, 2008
    Cypress Semiconductor spun off SunPower confusing many in the market who thought the shares dropped 70%.
  8. Has Anyone Seen Glass Or Steagall?

    September 18, 2008
    Legislation's effect on the creation of universal banks like Citigroup and the latest entry Bank of America.
  9. Gmarket: The Ebay Of The East

    August 26, 2008
    Gmarket is winning the ecommerce battle in Korea and has designs on the rest of Asia. Learn why online giant Ebay is looking ...
  10. Buy Into Berkshire's Struggles

    August 25, 2008
    Warren Buffett's firm has been struggling in 2008 as it underperforms the major benchmarks. It could be time to take advantage ...
  11. Heckmann Loves Other People's Money

    August 14, 2008
    Richard Heckmann has been buying companies for years, usually with other people's money. We'll look at his latest foray into ...
  12. Four ETFs For Long-Term Energy Bulls

    August 8, 2008
    Explore four ETFs that are an excellent low-cost and liquid way to play a bounce after the recent energy selloff.
  13. Diamond Hill Follows Graham's Lead

    July 31, 2008
    Diamond Hill uses the teaching of Warren Buffett's mentor Benjamin Graham to protect investors assets.
  14. The Short Side Of EAFE

    July 30, 2008
    European, Asian and Far East markets are supposed to rise when U.S. markets fall, but not lately. Does going international ...
  15. Two Candlestick Patterns Predicting A Bottom

    July 24, 2008
    This article tries to find some bottoms in four stocks using two different candlestick patterns.
  16. Knowing When To Rebalance

    July 23, 2008
    Creating a schedule or setting performance limits can keep your portfolio rebalancing on track. We highlight a few funds ...
  17. Shariah Compliance Principles

    July 11, 2008
    Shariah compliant investments have social and financial rewards.
  18. Five Stocks For The Socially Responsible Investor

    June 25, 2008
    Making money in the market shouldn't prevent you from sleeping at night. Find out how to keep your conscience clean and bank ...
  19. Hedge Inflation With Gold ETFs

    June 25, 2008
    Gold ETFs provide a refuge for investors. We examine top funds that focus on bullion, mining and futures contracts.
  20. Bidding Frenzy Hits Genetic Testing Stocks

    June 13, 2008
    Genetic testing to assess future disease risk is about to go mainstream. This promted a take-over free-for-all in the sector.
  21. Five Must-Ask Questions Before Taking The IPO Bait

    May 16, 2008
    IPOs often make great discussion but lousy investments. Learn how to avoid getting burned.
  22. Who's Really Winning The Heart-Stent Race?

    May 14, 2008
    All the stent makers claim they're the sole industry leader. We help cut through the clutter.
  23. Five Big Bears Ready To Roar On May 13

    May 13, 2008
    Weekly commentary on some of the biggest bears in the market. This week features Washington Mutual.
  24. Following Buffett Into South Korea

    May 8, 2008
    At Berkshire's annual meeting, Warren Buffett highlighted South Korea as an attractive market. We examine some key players.
  25. Citigroup Sheds $12 billion In Risky Loans

    April 9, 2008
    Frozen credit markets may be beginning to thaw. Citi managed to sell $12 billion in leveraged loans, and other sales could ...
  26. Sipping The Good Stuff

    March 27, 2008
    Scotch Whisky is one of the fastest growing products in the liquor business. Learn which companies are cashing in.
  27. The Stealth Wealth In Municipal Bonds

    March 24, 2008
    For a few municipal bond ETFs the present risk within muni markets might actually be a blessing in disguise.
  28. Pick A Retirement Date: Target-Date Funds Will Do The Rest

    March 20, 2008
    If stock picking makes your palms sweat and asset-allocation strategies make your head spin, these mutual funds can help.
  29. AnnTaylor Crushes The Competition In Style

    March 19, 2008
    An impressive and improving gross margin set AnnTaylor apart from its high-end rivals. It now has the flexibility to survive ...
  30. Heelys Rolls Off Course

    March 6, 2008
    Heelys saw a 78% drop in sales versus Q4 last year. The wheeled shoe fad is over, and Heelys has nowhere to go and nothing ...
  31. Kroger Co

    December 19, 2007
    On August 14, we mentioned that the bears pushed Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) toward the support of an ascending trendline. We noted ...
  32. Toll Brothers Finally Nearing A Bottom? (TOL)

    December 11, 2007
    Toll Brothers released its Q4 earnings and they were bad, but there were also some good points. Is it worth a second look?
  33. Green Investing: ETFs vs. Individual Stocks

    November 13, 2007
    Discover which strategy suits your style: the safety of ETFs, or the volatile, yet possibly explosive returns of individual ...
  34. Five Green Mutual Funds You Need To Know

    November 1, 2007
    Green investing has been providing investors great returns. We examine five funds to help you get in on the action.
  35. Learning From The Market's Mistakes

    October 26, 2007
    We examine how the crash of 1987 and the recent subprime meltdown serve as important learning experiences for investors.
  36. 'High Touch' Equals High Return (MON, MMM, ECL)

    September 20, 2007
    We examine three companies responding to the backlash against hi-tech, computer-driven sales by adding the human touch.
  37. Buyer Beware In Biotech ETFs

    August 27, 2007
    The biotech sector has been flat this year, and the five biotech ETFs have been hit and miss - mainly miss.
  38. Prison Stock 'That's Hot' (CXW, GEO)

    June 29, 2007
    Paris Hilton's recent jail stint has investors thinking about private jails. Learn why three jail stocks are hitting new ...
  39. GE vs 3M -- Who's Better After Earnings?

    April 27, 2007
    A side-by-side comparison of two conglomerate heavyweights.
  40. Unlocking Value In Closed-ended Funds

    April 18, 2007
    A look at three Closed-ended mutual funds that offer great opportunities for investors to profit.
  41. Business Intelligence for Dummies

    April 10, 2007
    An overview of the Business Intelligence industry and what opportunities it presents for investors.
  42. The Effects of the Altria-Kraft Spin-Off (MO, KFT)

    March 26, 2007
    An interesting look at the effects the Altria-Kraft spin-off could bring to the major stock market indices.
  43. Starbucks' Growth Aspirations Might Come at a Cost (SBUX)

    March 26, 2007
    Starbucks has a bold plan to open 10,000 new stores, but such rapid expansion in a short time could come at a high price.
  44. Starbucks' Dream of 40,000 Stores

    March 21, 2007
    Starbucks wants to reach 40,000 outlets, but the economy and McDonald's could block that goal.
  45. Starbucks Set To Pick Up (SBUX)

    February 20, 2007
    With strong growth prospects in the mix, SBUX shares look like a good bargain at current prices.
  46. Equity Office Properties Nears a Decision (EOD)

    February 2, 2007
    A high profile private equity deal highlights the hidden value of good dividend-paying REITs.
  47. Margin of Error (SUN)

    December 29, 2006
    Lower margins and higher expansion costs should keep Sunoco shares in check.
  48. Public Private Equity (ACAS)

    November 2, 2006
    Publicly-traded private equity firms offer investors an opportunity to invest in an otherwise exclusive market.
  49. JoS. A. Bank Redux (JOSB)

    September 13, 2006
    Since the end of August, investors in JOSB have had a roller coaster ride. JOSB is a long-term value and investors should ...
  50. Don't Give Up On Sprint (S)

    August 14, 2006
    Sprint Nextel investors shouldn’t write off the possibility of a turnaround.
  51. Weakness At Target A Reason For Concern (TGT)

    July 18, 2006
    With an economic slowdown in the mix, Target may feel the pinch more than investors expect.
  52. What Volatility Really Means

    May 25, 2006
    When it comes to volatile, high-risk stocks, it's often much easier to talk the talk than it is to walk the walk.
  53. Blackboard's Great Business Model

    March 1, 2006
    A look at the education technology company's recent acquistion and prospects for the future.
  54. Taking a Closer Look at Chemical Companies

    December 6, 2005
    The chemical sector may be painted with an outdated brush there might be a lot more opportunity here than many investors ...
  55. Taking Beverages to the Extreme

    October 14, 2005
    One of the hotest markets in the US over the last five years has been energy drinks. But can the growth continue?
  56. The Most Important Metric You Forgot

    October 4, 2005
    The cash conversion cycle (or cash cycle) is one of the best early-warning systems available to you. Let's take a closer ...
  57. You Know It Is a Real Estate Bubble When...

    October 3, 2005
    We've all heard about the "real estate bubble". But can't we all make money in real estate? Can't we all get rich by flipping ...
  58. Our Top Down Approach

    May 20, 2005
    Learn about how we use a top-down approach in our stock selections.
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