Analysis & Opinions

  1. Is It Time For REITs?

    September 29, 2010
    While there is still much uncertainty with regards to the housing market, the commercial space is starting to look up.
  2. 4 Cheap Consumer-Discretionary Stocks

    September 29, 2010
    If the economy rebounds, at least three of these stocks could benefit greatly.
  3. Scholastic Goes Back To School

    September 29, 2010
    The children's educational publisher posted larger than usual losses for its traditionally slow summer quarter.
  4. Chinese Real Estate: Buy Or Sell?

    September 29, 2010
    Many investors are wondering if Chinese real estate stocks are nearing the top of a bubble.
  5. This Month's Biggest Gainers

    September 29, 2010
    A month may be a short period in the world of stock trading, but it's plenty of time to make a tidy sum.
  6. 3 Companies You Can't Live Without

    September 28, 2010
    These companies may not be sexy, but their slow-and-steady growth makes them irresistible all the same.
  7. Texas Industries Cement Sales Soft

    September 28, 2010
    Cement maker Texas Industries reported a net income loss for its first quarter. Sales were down, as the construction industry ...
  8. Callon Petroleum Moves On The Permian Basin

    September 28, 2010
    Callon Petroleum is shifting its strategy to focus on onshore properties in the United States.
  9. Online Travel Sites Flying High

    September 28, 2010
    Online Travel Sites Flying High
  10. Health Reform Act Gives Hospitals Potential Upside

    September 28, 2010
    While changes are projected to take effect extremely slowly, hospitals should experience the positive impact almost immediately.
  11. Media Mashup: Who Owns Whom?

    September 27, 2010
    You'd be surprised by how many publications fall under the umbrella of one company. Discover the big media companies and ...
  12. Sara Lee North American Business Review

    September 27, 2010
    We look at what Sara Lee is doing to grow earnings in North America over the next few years.
  13. Marcellus Shale Development Continues

    September 27, 2010
    The Marcellus Shale is attracting more capital and new entrants over the last month despite an industry bias towards oil ...
  14. What's Your Brand's Social Media Quotient?

    September 27, 2010
    Is there a correlation between a company's social media presence and its stock price?
  15. National Fuel Gas Moves On The Marcellus

    September 27, 2010
    National Fuel Gas is planning a major ramp in development in the Marcellus Shale in 2011. This may raise the company's profile ...
  16. Top 5 Global Brands

    September 27, 2010
    Several American companies topped Interbrand's list of the most valuable global brands.
  17. Should Clorox Buy Back Its Shares?

    September 24, 2010
    Clorox announced it was selling STP and Armor All brands for $780 million and using the proceeds to buy back stock.
  18. Top Canadian Dividend Stocks

    September 24, 2010
    Just because a stock pays out a dividend doesn't mean it isn't committed to growth.
  19. Unknown Dividend Plays

    September 23, 2010
    Investors searching for high yields often overlook sectors such as MLPs.
  20. 7 Companies Using Pricing For Profits

    September 23, 2010
    A 1% increase in prices improves your profits by 12.5% according to the National Post.
  21. Packaging Getting Boxed In

    September 23, 2010
    Worries about a cyclical top have knocked the packaging sector.
  22. 4 Cheap, High-Quality Stocks

    September 23, 2010
    Stocks trading below the S&P 500 P/E average are cheap, but are they a good buy?
  23. Enerplus Goes Corporate

    September 23, 2010
    Enerplus Resources Fund is converting from a royalty trust to a corporate structure due to an income tax change in Canada.
  24. How To Profit From Natural Gas Fueling Cars

    September 23, 2010
    The potential of natural gas-powered vehicles is there, but how do you make money on the possible trend?
  25. Retailers Buying Back Stock

    September 22, 2010
    American companies have announced $258 billion in share repurchase plans so far this year. Find out which retail companies ...
  26. Flagging Restaurant Stocks Look Less Than Appetizing

    September 22, 2010
    Flagging Restaurant Stocks Look Less Than Appetizing
  27. Money To Be Made In Medical Devices

    September 22, 2010
    New advances in medical devices will not only help patients live better lives, but they'll power portfolios as well.
  28. America's Best Food Stocks

    September 22, 2010
    Over the long haul, there are few stocks as delectable as food producers with dividends.
  29. Peru Oil And Gas Gains Momentum

    September 21, 2010
    Peru is getting increased attention from major and independent oil and gas companies.
  30. Sara Lee Analyst Day Review

    September 21, 2010
    Sara Lee held its annual analyst meeting in September and outlined its strategy in fiscal 2011 to deal with the sluggish ...
  31. Hotel Stocks Knocking On An Important Door

    September 21, 2010
    Hotel Stocks Knocking On An Important Door
  32. Growing Competition Dims Furniture Makers' Future

    September 21, 2010
    Weak demand and growing competition will increasingly dampen U.S. furniture makers' prospects.
  33. Banks To Bank On For Next Year

    September 21, 2010
    These four financial stocks are a mixed bag, but some value can be found in their 2010 performance.
  34. Emerging Market Consumer ETF

    September 21, 2010
    A new ETF focuses on the growing emerging market consumer - finally!
  35. Pier 1 Getting Customers Back

    September 21, 2010
    Pier 1 is doing a better job managing its inventory and selling products that customers want.
  36. Investing In China's Roads And Railways

    September 21, 2010
    The Chinese government has started major spending to deal with mega traffic jams, and investors can get in on the action.
  37. Another Case Against Using Valuation Measures

    September 20, 2010
    Are you concerned about valuation ratios when you make buy/sell decisions? Some of the numbers say there's no need to bother.
  38. FedEx Still Loading Up

    September 20, 2010
    Investors can use conservative guidance to their advantage when good stocks sell off.
  39. Key Developments In Air Delivery And Freight

    September 20, 2010
    Keep an eye on these industries with the Dow Jones Transportation Average.
  40. The Next Cloud-Computing Takeovers

    September 20, 2010
    The mergers in the cloud-computing sector could just be starting. These stocks may be next the next takeover targets.
  41. Presidential Cycle Winners

    September 20, 2010
    The presidential cycle is one of the few Wall Street strategies that has the numbers to back it up, and we are in the midst ...
  42. Cash Flow Improving At Kroger

    September 20, 2010
    Kroger completed another quarter of respectable, yet unspectacular growth.
  43. TJX Or Ross Stores: Which Is The Better Buy?

    September 20, 2010
    TJX same-store sales have been positive for 32 out of 33 years, including 13 straight from 1997 to today.
  44. FDA To Obesity Drugs: Drop Dead

    September 20, 2010
    An FDA panel knocks down yet another would-be obesity drug.
  45. Aptar Group Outlines Strategy

    September 17, 2010
    The Aptar Group is counting on a corporate realignment and an excellent balance sheet to move past a slight pause in growth.
  46. Natural Gas Overtakes Coal

    September 17, 2010
    More utilities are shifting away from coal-fired plants to those that use clean natural gas. As this shift continues, companies ...
  47. Best Dividend Stocks

    September 17, 2010
    These dividend stocks should add value to any portfolio.
  48. ETFs Causing Volatility? Here's The Real Problem

    September 17, 2010
    It's not buying and selling of an ETF's underlying stocks that cause market volatility. Rather, it may be that widespread ...
  49. Another Big Gulf Clean-Up Operation

    September 17, 2010
    A new rule regarding the decommissioning of old wells and platforms could be a much-needed boon for services companies.
  50. Finding Nuggets In The Alaska Permanent Fund

    September 16, 2010
    Check out some the top picks from the Alaska Permanent Fund. Will they pay off or are they just fool's gold?
  51. 5 Fun Stocks For A Glum Economy

    September 16, 2010
    Americans are gravitating toward the simple pleasures in life - and where consumers go, investors are wise to follow.
  52. Interested In The Short Interest Leaders?

    September 15, 2010
    For those with a bullish tilt, this data series can prove to be most valuable.
  53. Off The Beaten Path, But Blazing A Trail

    September 15, 2010
    If you're looking for winning stocks, don't be afraid to look in obscure places. Internet connectivity and communications ...
  54. The War Over Hydraulic Fracturing

    September 15, 2010
    The outcome a regulatory battle over hydraulic fracturing will have an impact on many public companies.
  55. Get Paid To Wait By Paychex

    September 15, 2010
    With bond-beating yield and a great franchise, Paychex is a name for patient investors to consider.
  56. Keep An Eye On South Korea

    September 15, 2010
    With the nation’s focus on high technology, it is quickly emerging as an exporting superstar.
  57. Online Travel Companies

    September 15, 2010
    The online travel stocks have been flying high and it appears the economic rebound will keep that trend moving in the right ...
  58. Ecopetrol: The Largest Oil And Gas Company You Never Heard Of

    September 14, 2010
    Ecopetrol is seeking to transform from a national oil company to a major player on the world stage.
  59. Allied Irish Banks Tries To Avoid Trouble

    September 14, 2010
    Allied Irish needs a healthy operating environment, and that looks to be a ways off.
  60. Auto Part Stocks Looking Bullish

    September 14, 2010
    Auto Part Stocks Looking Bullish
  61. McKesson Valuation Overly Pessimistic

    September 14, 2010
    McKesson's operations continue to grow and health care reform efforts will add millions of new patients into the industry.
  62. A Strong And Noble Driller

    September 13, 2010
    Relative to its future growth potential, Noble shares look incredibly attractive.
  63. 4 Solid Long-Term Picks

    September 13, 2010
    We check out the interesting names that pop up when you loosen the CAN SLIM criteria.
  64. Facebook Surpasses Google

    September 13, 2010
    As social networking continues to gain international acceptance, Facebook will continue to grow.
  65. Is Nokia Back On Track?

    September 13, 2010
    Nokia looks poised to recapture the lead in the smartphone market.
  66. Pep Boys' Earnings Edge Up

    September 13, 2010
    Pep Boys had another successful quarter with improved sales and profits, continuing a trend.
  67. Cherokee's Sustainable Dividend Yield Still High

    September 10, 2010
    A more sustainable dividend closer to $1 would appear more reasonable for Cherokee Inc.
  68. Companies Spin Off To Boost Stock Prices

    September 10, 2010
    Many major companies are planning to spin off various businesses in an effort to boost lagging stock prices.
  69. Embracing Cleantech

    September 10, 2010
    As we continue to use our resources at a rapid pace, more emphasis is being placed on conserving those supplies.
  70. Bristol-Myers Pays A Premium For Its Partner

    September 10, 2010
    Bristol-Myers is paying a lot, but a successful HCV franchise could be worth much more.
  71. Severe Weather Creates Commodity Opportunities

    September 10, 2010
    Severe weather around the globe has hurt the crops of many commodities, sending prices much higher in the last two months.
  72. Google For Growth?

    September 10, 2010
    With Google's earnings growth rate slowed down from its high-flying years, should investors still consider the tech giant ...
  73. 5 Undervalued Consumer Staple Stocks

    September 9, 2010
    If it's security and stability you're after, these stocks are worth a look.
  74. 3 Stocks With Outstanding Long Term Revenue Growth

    September 9, 2010
    These stocks have great dividends, low earnings multiples and are trading at or below book value to boot.
  75. Casino Stocks Not Playing Games

    September 9, 2010
    The casino stocks with exposure to China have been strong, but domestic operators are struggling.
  76. 4 Companies That Should Have Sold Out

    September 9, 2010
    When company management gets unreasonably stubborn and refuses a merger or buyout, shareholders often pay the price.
  77. 10 S&P 500 Stocks With Huge Dividends

    September 9, 2010
    We combed through the S&P 500 to find the top 10 highest yielding stocks.
  78. Is Gap A Value Or Value Trap?

    September 8, 2010
    Lots of cash and no long-term debt means shares of Gap may be undervalued.
  79. Forging Into Frontier Markets

    September 8, 2010
    Developing nations offer a great way to diversify a portfolio while also capitalizing on long term trends.
  80. Is Aeropostale A Bargain?

    September 8, 2010
    Aeropostale has found a way to stand out to fickle teenagers and a growing base of even younger youth.
  81. Acquisition Game Changers

    September 8, 2010
    Chico's FAS is making a comeback. Its acquisition in 2003 of White House Black Market stores was a game changer. Here's a ...
  82. North Africa: A Bounty Of Oil And Gas

    September 8, 2010
    North Africa is blessed with abundant oil and gas resources, and many Western companies are helping nations in that region ...
  83. The Mid-Cap Sweet Spot

    September 8, 2010
    With mid-cap growth poised to lead the rest of this year and next, investors should start looking at the middle of the market.
  84. A Look At The Smart-Meter Makers

    September 7, 2010
    Our aging electric grid in need of a major overhaul, and the smart-meter makers are in a unique position to profit from this ...
  85. The Mediterranean Sea Oil And Gas Boom

    September 7, 2010
    The Mediterranean Sea apparently contains many areas of promising oil and gas and the exploration and production industry ...
  86. Biotech Stocks Ready Ready To Break Out

    September 7, 2010
    Biotech Stocks Ready Ready To Break Out
  87. Pfizer's Decision Leaves Celldex Reeling

    September 7, 2010
    We'll look at what Pfizer withdraw of support for Celldex's cancer vaccine means for the biotech's stock.
  88. The Collingwood Shale Gets Its Footing

    September 7, 2010
    The Collingwood Shale is drawing interest from the exploration and production industry as it searches everywhere for the ...
  89. How To Double Your Bets On Financials

    September 7, 2010
    Leverage is powerful, but dangerous as well.
  90. Making Money On The Treasury Bubble

    September 6, 2010
    The U.S. Treasury bubble is about to burst, and you need to prepare.
  91. UTi Worldwide: Still A Name To Play In Freight

    September 6, 2010
    UTIW hasn't enjoyed the same rebound as other transports; savvy investors should ask why.
  92. 4 Sports Stocks To Keep You Cheering

    September 6, 2010
    My final of four articles picking four sports stocks.
  93. Signs Of Life In Radiation Therapy

    September 3, 2010
    Hospital spending on big-ticket items is recovering and that should be good news for the radiation oncology sector.
  94. Cash Conversion Cycle Sends Misleading Message

    September 3, 2010
    The cash conversion cycle can be a tricky metric, especially when you dig deeper.
  95. Dollar General's Strong Growth Continues

    September 3, 2010
    Dollar General posted another strong quarter, with substantial revenue and earnings increases.
  96. 8 Transport Stocks Gaining Momentum

    September 3, 2010
    8 Transport Stocks Gaining Momentum
  97. 5 Stock Sectors To Hold If The Market Crashes

    September 2, 2010
    Equities can seem scary when the economy is volatile, but these holdings can be profitable in the long run.
  98. Increase Your Income With Commodities

    September 2, 2010
    When investors add a commodities component to a portfolio, they generally do so for capital gains exposure.
  99. The Best Global High-Income ETFs

    September 2, 2010
    The message is simple: if you want income, you have to go global.
  100. 3 Offshore Oil Plays That Pay

    September 2, 2010
    These foreign-based oil companies offer great fundamentals and strong yields for value-conscious investors.
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