Analysis & Opinions

  1. Earnings Fever Shifts Focus to Tech Titans

    July 15, 2011
    Next week some of the most prominent names in the technology space will weigh in with their quarterly results.
  2. Low P/E Growth Stocks

    July 15, 2011
    With the S&P 500 trading at over 15-times earnings and stocks favored by investors trading at significantly higher multiples, ...
  3. Syngenta's Growth Strategy

    July 14, 2011
    Seed-maker Syngenta merged its two major divisions in an effort to boost growth. The market is not yet sure how well this ...
  4. EXCO Resources To Stay Public After All

    July 14, 2011
    EXCO Resources is staying a public exploration and production company as a proposed buyout offer from the CEO failed to advance.
  5. My 3 Favorite Income Stocks

    July 14, 2011
    Dividend-paying stocks by and large easily handled the worst of the bear market, notes Mark Skousen of High-Income Alert, ...
  6. A Look At Ensco International

    July 14, 2011
    Ensco International owns the second largest offshore drilling fleet and is adding to this fleet with an aggressive newbuild ...
  7. Forget About Electric Cars

    July 13, 2011
    It’s already begun in Europe and Asia and it's gaining ground in North America. Natural gas-powered vehicles have a lot more ...
  8. Safe Havens In Foreign Currency ETFs

    July 13, 2011
    We'll take a look at the top foreign currency ETFs and what they offer for diversification.
  9. Four Bank Stocks To Watch Next Week

    July 13, 2011
    When bank earnings are announced next week, investors can expect Capital One and M&T Bank to report slightly better top-line ...
  10. Buffett's Profitable Positions

    July 13, 2011
    See 5 stocks that have been profitable for Warren Buffett.
  11. NCR Buys Its Way Into Another Vertical

    July 13, 2011
    NCR has had a decent run this year, and as such, the stock is not notably cheap.
  12. 4 Funds for Emerging Market Growth

    July 13, 2011
    In today's interview, Craig Hillegas of Hillegas Advisory Services tells Kate Stalter how, over the longer term, emerging ...
  13. Zep Continues Building Market Share

    July 13, 2011
    Quite a bit of future growth is already priced into Zep's stock, but it has plenty of room to grow market share.
  14. Option Trading a Range-Bound Market

    July 13, 2011
    This real trade example shows two particular option strategies—a strangle and a calendar spread—can be used in range-bound ...
  15. GT Solar Shines Brightly

    July 12, 2011
    I'm a GARP guy. GT Solar's EV is less than 10 times EBITDA. Even though its stock's up 170% in the past 52 weeks, I'll look ...
  16. Coal Stocks With Clean Energy Potential

    July 12, 2011
    Despite what you may hear or read about coal, its use in the U.S. isn't going away anytime soon.
  17. Investing In South Korea Olympic Win

    July 12, 2011
    Is it worth investing in South Korea now that it won the 2018 Winter Olympics host bid?
  18. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory's Profit Struggles

    July 12, 2011
    Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory has a number of near-term investment negatives, but strong growth potential over the long ...
  19. Building Out A Natural Gas Future

    July 12, 2011
    America’s love affair with natural gas is just beginning. However, without the proper infrastructure in place, much of the ...
  20. Better Budgets, Better Times For Robots

    July 12, 2011
    With healthier budgets at hospitals, robots are looking better and better.
  21. Corn Will Rise Despite Subsidy Woes

    July 11, 2011
    The decision to end ethanol subsidies could be seen as a game changer for the industry. However, many long-term fundamentals ...
  22. Big 3 In Lithium Hitting Highs

    July 11, 2011
    Lithium stocks are outperforming as battery companies continue to struggle with sales and expenses.
  23. Devon Energy - Current Oil Sands Projects

    July 11, 2011
    Devon Energy has two oil sands projects in operation and plans a third project nearby. The company will be aggressive in ...
  24. Very Cheap Solar Stocks

    July 11, 2011
    Look no further than the beaten-down solar patch for attractively priced consumer tech stocks.
  25. Larger Rivals Outcompeting WD-40

    July 11, 2011
    Over the past five years, a number of larger rivals have grown faster than WD-40.
  26. 3 Reasons To Own Liberty Interactive

    July 11, 2011
    Liberty Media's assets are a very interesting conglomeration. Investors in the interactive group will likely do well in the ...
  27. A Look At Basic Energy Services

    July 11, 2011
    This company offers a range of oil services to U.S. operators, and it has seen extra growth from core operations in the Permian ...
  28. The 4 ETF Starter Portfolio

    July 11, 2011
    Build a basic portfolio with four ETFs from different asset classes.
  29. Three Safe Sectors For The Summer

    July 11, 2011
    With uncertainty beginning to creep back into the markets, investors may want to take a defensive posture.
  30. How to Trade Box Spreads in Options

    July 10, 2011
    A box spread is a complex option strategy that can “eliminate” risk and generate small returns, but understanding the key ...
  31. How a Legend Read Supply and Demand

    July 10, 2011
    Technical analysis pioneer Richard Wyckoff teaches a unique way to visualize supply and demand in the markets, and using ...
  32. Become a Private Equity Star in Seconds

    July 10, 2011
    It’s important for investors not to get too carried away with recent gains in the market, and exercise caution when choosing ...
  33. Best Funds For The Long Haul

    July 10, 2011
    Indexing doesn't just mean plopping your money into the S&P 500, money manager Tom Posey tells Kate Stalter in today's ...
  34. New Cloud Computing ETF Launches

    July 9, 2011
    Cloud computing has the potential to revolutionize information and data technology, and with the world’s first cloud computing ...
  35. Devon Energy Primed For Oil Sands Growth

    July 8, 2011
    Devon Energy has several expansion projects planned to develop the company's oil sands leases in Alberta.
  36. Harley Signals Buy in Two Time Frames

    July 8, 2011
    Recent chart action in Harley Davidson (HOG) provides a fine example of a proven reversal pattern and how to use multiple ...
  37. The Boom In Alternatives

    July 8, 2011
    After the financial crisis, many investors are now pointing to alternatives as the way to go.
  38. Helen Of Troy Still Looking Fetching

    July 8, 2011
    Helen of Troy isn't especially popular, but the quality is there.
  39. Affymetrix's Downward Spiral Continues

    July 7, 2011
    Affymetrix continues to flounder with unexciting technology.
  40. The First Cloud Computing ETF Is Here

    July 7, 2011
    Learn about the components that make up the first cloud computing exchange-traded fund.
  41. Wendy’s Sheds Arby’s, Now What?

    July 7, 2011
    Fast food chain Wendy's completed the sale of its Arby's chain to private equity firm Roark Capital Management.
  42. The Case for Individual Dividend Stocks

    July 7, 2011
    ETFs and mutual funds are great for total-return investing, but for a flow of dividend income that grows, stocks look better, ...
  43. Mobile Payments Predicted To Skyrocket

    July 7, 2011
    Find out the best plays for taking advantage of the expected rise in mobile payments and money transfers.
  44. 3 Energy Patch Bargains

    July 7, 2011
    Crude may be lower, and the price at the pump easier on the wallet, but that doesn't mean there aren't some good bargains ...
  45. Should Biotech Investors Go Where Institutions Won't?

    July 7, 2011
    A lack of institutional ownership should be a warning sign for biotech investors.
  46. Cash-Rich Companies with Strong Charts

    July 7, 2011
    Investors looking for relative safety in the current environment should consider shares of these four companies, which have ...
  47. Investing In The ASEAN Region

    July 7, 2011
    Find out how to invest in Southeast Asia via ETFs.
  48. 4 Stocks Approaching Oversold Status

    July 6, 2011
    These four stocks may have been beaten down too far by the market.
  49. 3 Picks for Gold's Rebound

    July 6, 2011
    Typically, gold in particular and precious metals in general don't perform well in June, which means you have a chance ...
  50. Silver Miners Attempting To Bottom

    July 6, 2011
    The silver miners recently found support and could be ready to bounce.
  51. 3 Reasons To Own First Niagara Financial Group

    July 6, 2011
    First Niagara Financial Group's stock is up 4.5% thanks to a healthy dividend. Find out the details behind the gains.
  52. Big Energy Dividend Aristocrats

    July 6, 2011
    These energy companies have shown consistency in paying dividends that should appeal to most investors.
  53. Hornbeck Offshore Services Eyes Increased Demand

    July 6, 2011
    Hornbeck Offshore Services' fleet may see rising demand as offshore and deepwater spending moves higher.
  54. The Best Of Both Worlds With The TICK

    July 5, 2011
    The TICK blends the best of both the developed and developing nations.
  55. 4 Stocks Too Good To Ignore

    July 5, 2011
    Profit growth and impressive money management can generate tremendous value for a company over time - these stocks perfectly ...
  56. Family Dollar Still Attractive

    July 5, 2011
    Family Dollar posted record earnings for its third quarter, though this was still below its own guidance.
  57. Say Hello To Marathon Petroleum Corporation

    July 5, 2011
    Marathon Petroleum Corporation is the latest energy company for investors to consider after Marathon Oil completed the spin ...
  58. Shaw Group Stumbles

    July 5, 2011
    Shaw Group posted a disappointing third quarter, which the market disliked along with its guidance.
  59. Marathon Oil Sheds Downstream Operations

    July 5, 2011
    Marathon Oil has completed the spin off of the company's downstream operations and can now pursue oil and gas exploration ...
  60. Immucor Passes Its Last Test

    July 5, 2011
    Immucor gets a fair price for its shareholders.
  61. Constellation Waits For The Stars To Be Right

    July 5, 2011
    Constellation needs to liven up its brands to keep the stock exciting.
  62. The Best IPOs From The First Half

    July 5, 2011
    The swarm of IPO activity that has graced the market in the first half of the year has injected major league cash into some ...
  63. Energy Sector Breakup Candidates

    July 4, 2011
    Many companies in the Energy sector have separated via spinoffs or initial public offerings as managements seek to increase ...
  64. Piggyback The Smart Money

    July 4, 2011
    Here are some of the biggest market pundits' latest calls and how you can profit from them.
  65. A Lot To Like About Fertilizer Companies

    July 4, 2011
    Agriculture stocks are long-term plays that are becoming more attractive during the market selloff.
  66. Noble Corporation - Fleet Summary

    July 4, 2011
    Noble Corporation held an analyst day recently and highlighted its large fleet of offshore rigs. The company also has 11 ...
  67. 4 Bonds to Buy Now

    July 3, 2011
    Although muni and corporate debt must be approached carefully in this climate, there are a few deals to be found in both ...
  68. Did Muddy Waters Jump the Shark?

    July 2, 2011
    The feared Hong Kong short-seller has failed so far in its attack on Chinese chip maker Spreadtrum, writes MoneyShow.com ...
  69. The Fallacy of Earnings Estimates

    July 2, 2011
    When you're looking for growth, sometimes value can get in the way, notes Timothy Lutts of Cabot Wealth Advisory. Last week, ...
  70. The Top Sector/Market Cap For The Next 12 Months

    July 1, 2011
    After more than a two-year hiatus from the rally, these stocks are finally revving their engines, with a lot of ground to ...
  71. 3 Stocks Working Through the Trouble

    July 1, 2011
    The economy is continuing to push forward, but recent data shows that it's been an uphill climb in the past month or so. ...
  72. 2 Income Funds Worth Buying Now

    July 1, 2011
    Younger investors would do well to put their risk with this stock-heavy managed fund, while older, more conservative types ...
  73. Advanced Butterfly Spread Strategies

    July 1, 2011
    A real trade example shows that a complex butterfly option strategy can be made easier to comprehend and execute by breaking ...
  74. Top Drug Stocks

    June 30, 2011
    Recently, three strong factors are driving investors to the drug sector.
  75. Don't Let Call Volume Fool You

    June 30, 2011
    Recent call volume in Tesla Motors (TSLA) looks bullish on the surface, but with short interest also rising, it may simply ...
  76. 4 High Yield Stocks

    June 30, 2011
    We'll look at four stocks that are attractive income investing opportunities.
  77. Canada's New Dividend Growth Stars

    June 30, 2011
    Fewer companies make the Canadian A-list, but Rob Carrick, reporter and columnist for The Globe and Mail, does a checkup ...
  78. Rocky Brands: Not So Rocky Anymore!

    June 30, 2011
    Although micro-cap bootmaker Rocky Brands saw Q1 revenuedecline, gross and operating margins improved. Although its stock's ...
  79. Big Yields In Mortgage REITS

    June 30, 2011
    As the search for income continues, the mortgage REIT sub-sector could be just what investors are looking for.
  80. 3 Reasons Target's Not So Bad

    June 30, 2011
    Analysts are dumping on Target these days, but there are three good reasons to hold out hope for Target's trajectory.
  81. Watch This Fund Grow

    June 30, 2011
    This fund's unique approach will still serve investors well over the long haul, writes Janet Yang of Morningstar FundInvestor. ...
  82. Glenn Murphy: Here's How You Fix The Gap

    June 29, 2011
    Gap CEO, Glenn Murphy, is on the right track, but we have a few suggestions on how to fix Gap Inc.
  83. Know the "Moneyness" of Options

    June 29, 2011
    Understanding the three degrees of “moneyness” (at-the-money, in-the-money, and out-of-the-money) is an important aptitude ...
  84. Statoil - Norwegian Continental Shelf

    June 29, 2011
    Statoil needs to successfully develop various oil and gas projects located on the Norwegian Continental Shelf over the next ...
  85. Investors Feasting on Restaurant Stocks

    June 29, 2011
    Restaurant stocks continue to hit all-time highs.
  86. 3 Reasons To Buy Tesoro

    June 29, 2011
    Tesoro's refining business is doing very well right now. It's one of three reasons to own the independent.
  87. Investing For Growth And Value

    June 28, 2011
    Growth at reasonable prive (GARP) allows investors an alternative to portfolio diversification in risk management.
  88. Now Is The Time For Latin America

    June 28, 2011
    The recent sell-off of riskier assets has given investors a golden opportunity to add Latin America to a portfolio.
  89. Nike Still Winning

    June 28, 2011
    Nike continues to exploit a dominant brand and new markets.
  90. Statoil - Canadian Property Review

    June 28, 2011
    Statoil needs to successfully develop a number of oil sands leases in Canada to meet recently established production goals.
  91. The Best Coffee Stock

    June 27, 2011
    Choose the best coffee stock to own now.
  92. Not Your Normal Alternative Energy Stocks

    June 27, 2011
    Learn about four recent IPOs that have become the new alternative energy plays.
  93. TIBCO May Be At A Tipping Point

    June 27, 2011
    TIBCO may close to a point where it can thrive on its own.
  94. Pleasure And Pain For Pfizer

    June 27, 2011
    Pfizer sees a new pain pill make it to market and another sent back to the drawing board.
  95. Why Renren Wasn't Going to Make It

    June 26, 2011
    There were three big warning signs about the Internet portal well before its dramatic boom-and-bust IPO, writes Robert Hsu ...
  96. Sweet Summer Sectors

    June 26, 2011
    Health care, consumer staples, and utilities have led the market this quarter, and another sector is now emerging as a strong ...
  97. The Disadvantage of Smart Investors

    June 26, 2011
    Are you smart? Did you do well in school? Well, by being “smart,” you suffer from a huge handicap in becoming a profitable ...
  98. Trade Option Volatility with ETFs

    June 26, 2011
    New ETF products allow traders and investors to gain exposure to volatility-based indexes like the VIX with the same ease ...
  99. 10 Drug Stocks for Safety and Yields

    June 26, 2011
    Big pharma is an attractive destination for traders and investors looking for safety, yields, and solid value in the current ...
  100. ConAgra Still Not Very Appetizing

    June 24, 2011
    ConAgra is still a notable laggard in the food space.
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