Analysis & Opinions

  1. How to Analyze Pharma Stock Fundamentals

    April 23, 2015
    What you need to know about analyzing the fundamentals of pharma stocks.
  2. 5 Gold Stocks that Pay Regular Dividends

    April 23, 2015
    Five dividend paying gold stocks to put on your watch list.
  3. Oil Prices Crush Freeport-McMoRan's Earnings

    April 23, 2015
    Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) recently showed investors just how tough the commodity market can be. The copper giant reported ...
  4. Financial Bear 3X (FAZ): Bull in a Bear Suit?

    April 23, 2015
    Why the Financial Bear 3X Direxion ETF looks like a bullish bet.
  5. This Gold ETF is Fine for Traders, Not Investors

    April 23, 2015
    A look under the hood of the Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X ETF.
  6. 4 Top Dividend-Paying Agriculture Stocks

    April 23, 2015
    Here are four different ways to play dividend-paying agro stocks.
  7. Fundamentals Of How Canada Makes Its Money

    April 23, 2015
    In terms of industry, Canada is best known for oil and gas production, but the second largest country in the world has quite ...
  8. Invest in Emerging Market Currencies with this ETF

    April 23, 2015
    Why this emerging market currency ETF needs to be on your radar.
  9. Oil vs. Gas ETFs: Which One Should I Choose?

    April 23, 2015
    When it comes to oil versus gas ETFs, why not choose one that gives exposure to both?
  10. BlackBerry Ltd

    April 23, 2015
    Blackberry – formerly known as Research in Motion (RIM) – is a hardware and software company founded in 1984.
  11. Emerge Energy Services Loses Its Independence

    April 23, 2015
    The slowdown in drilling activity due to weak oil and gas prices is having a growing impact on the industry's suppliers. ...
  12. Google Blogger

    April 23, 2015
    Google Blogger is a free publishing platform run by Google (GOOGL). Users can sign up for a maximum of 100 blogs and can ...
  13. WePay vs. PayPal Fees

    April 23, 2015
    WePay and Paypal facilitate payments between businesses and people. Which one should you go with?
  14. How To Profit From Solar Energy

    April 23, 2015
    Once regarded as too expensive and inefficient, solar energy is now becoming a more viable option for consumers and businesses ...
  15. Bullish Traders Are Turning To Rare Earth Metals

    April 23, 2015
    Companies that explore and or process rare metals are of specific interest to traders because of strong moves in a couple ...
  16. Long and Short Trades to Consider This Week

    April 22, 2015
    Here are short and long trades to consider, so you have choices no matter which way the market goes.
  17. The Top 3 Silver ETFs

    April 22, 2015
    Like any tradable asset, silver and silver ETF prices are governed by the fundamental market economic forces of supply and ...
  18. The End of American Capital Agency's Easy Money

    April 22, 2015
    The days of easy money for American Capital Agency (NASDAQ: AGNC) are over -- dead, gone, and unlikely to ever return. For ...
  19. Bitcoin Transactions Vs. Credit Card Transactions

    April 22, 2015
    We provide an overview of the differences between bitcoin and credit card transactions, and the advantages of using one over ...
  20. What Do Investment Bankers Really Do?

    April 22, 2015
    Investment bankers are essentially corporate financial advisors and can help companies manage the process of raising financing ...
  21. Gilead Earnings Preview: What You Should Know

    April 22, 2015
    Perhaps no biotechnology stock has shaped what it means to improve patient quality of care more in recent years than Gilead ...
  22. Is Now The Time to Buy Micron Technology Stock?

    April 22, 2015
    Micron Technology stock prices may rise as global computing demands increase.
  23. 4 Quality Dividend Stocks You Need to Consider

    April 22, 2015
    Looking for quality stocks that also pay dividends? Consider these four.
  24. Top 6 Gas Stocks that Pay Regular Dividends

    April 22, 2015
    A look at the top 6 dividend paying gas stocks.
  25. Best ETFs for Inflationary Worries

    April 22, 2015
    Inflation may have been muted over the last few years, but that doesn’t mean investors should forget about it.
  26. How Altria Lights Up Portfolios

    April 22, 2015
    A look at how the highly profitable brands of tobacco giant Altria just won't quit.
  27. Is This Eagle Rock Energy's Next Growth Project?

    April 22, 2015
    Eagle Rock Energy Partners (NASDAQ: EROC) spent the past year trying to turn itself around. This was after the master limited ...
  28. New Battery Technology Investment Opportunities

    April 22, 2015
    With the advent of mobile computing and electric cars, the importance of batteries for electrical power will continue to ...
  29. Invest In Gold Through ETFs

    April 21, 2015
    The mystique of the yellow metal captivates market players seeking hedges against inflationary pressure, safe haven in turbulent ...
  30. How To Best Analyze Relative Strength

    April 21, 2015
    Relative strength indicators measure performance between similar instruments, uncovering opportunities that can translate ...
  31. Why Kinder Morgan's Backlog Keeps Slipping

    April 21, 2015
    Visible growth is one of Kinder Morgan's (NYSE: KMI) calling cards. The company boasts an $18.3 billion project backlog ...
  32. Why Last In First Out Is Banned Under IFRS

    April 21, 2015
    We explain why Last-In-First-Out is banned under IFRS
  33. Presidential Candidates And Wall Street In 2016

    April 21, 2015
    Wall Street's influence will play a large role in the 2016 presidential race. As election season begins, candidates are showing ...
  34. Top Oil Stocks that Pay Regular Dividends

    April 21, 2015
    Eyeing oil stocks that pay regular dividends? Consider these refinery plays.
  35. Are These the Top Monthly Dividend Stocks?

    April 21, 2015
    Interested in monthly dividends? Here are two stocks to watch.
  36. Beware: These Bond Funds Act Like Stocks

    April 21, 2015
    Beware of bond funds that act like stocks.
  37. HBO Now And The Future Of Cable TV

    April 21, 2015
    HBO's new streaming service, HBO Now, is one of several recent developments in the realm of television that threatens the ...
  38. Will Weak Coal Shipments Derail Union Pacific?

    April 21, 2015
    Just as the multiyear bull market in U.S. stocks begins to display a few strands of gray hair, a handful of bellwether industries ...
  39. Pfizer Earnings Preview: 5 Things You Need to Know

    April 21, 2015
    Pfizer may not be the growth giant it was when it was riding cholesterol-fighting drug Lipitor's coattails to success, but ...
  40. Will “Internet-Only” Banks Change Chinese Banking?

    April 20, 2015
    Private players offering internet-only banking services to a large section of China's population must overcome some challenges ...
  41. Are Consumers Being Deceived About Organic Foods?

    April 20, 2015
    As the world has become more aware of the growing obesity epidemic and the dangers of unhealthy eating habits, many consumers ...
  42. National Storage IPO: This Week's Big Real Estate Story

    April 20, 2015
    National Storage Affiliates Trust (NYSE: NSA) is poised to become the fifth publicly traded self-storage REIT and will trade ...
  43. Understanding Bottoms & Bottoming Patterns

    April 20, 2015
    Analysis lowers the risk of bottom picking by identifying common characteristics of securities transitioning from downtrends ...
  44. 1 Natural Gas Company Gaining on Chesapeake Energy

    April 20, 2015
    For years, Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) has been America's second largest natural gas producer. It only trails big oil ...
  45. Ignore These Risks to Gilead at Your Peril

    April 20, 2015
    Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) has enjoyed remarkable success in the past year thanks to the launch of two instant billion-dollar ...
  46. Are lululemon's Margins About to Rise?

    April 20, 2015
    In the wake of lululemon athletica's (NASDAQ: LULU) fourth-quarter results last month, it was not surprising that shares ...
  47. Should Orexigen Fear This Upstart?

    April 20, 2015
    Since obesity can lead to costly life-threatening conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer, drugmakers ...
  48. Why Alcatel-Lucent Investors Hate the Nokia Deal

    April 20, 2015
    For years, telecom equipment manufacturer Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) has struggled in a fiercely competitive industry, and ...
  49. How Caterpillar Hopes to Profit From Big Data

    April 20, 2015
    When most investors think of Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT), they immediately picture the manufacturer's trademark-yellow heavy ...
  50. Bitcoin 2.0 Applications

    April 20, 2015
    The bitcoin blockchain enables the application of decentralized public ledgers for purposes other than digital currencies ...
  51. Key Factors Of The Russell 2000 Index

    April 17, 2015
    The Russell 2000 index represents the small cap universe, with a broad selection of fast growth companies at the bottom end ...
  52. There Are No Good And Bad Stocks, There's Only Good And Bad Timing

    April 17, 2015
    Many investors spend sleepless nights agonizing over which stocks to buy. After all, isn't the trick to getting rich in ...
  53. Why These May Be the Top 4 Growth Stocks of 2015

    April 17, 2015
    These four stocks have high upside potential in 2015.
  54. Gambling on Macau: Too Risky?

    April 17, 2015
    Macau was once heralded as the new Las Vegas for casino investors. Is it too late?
  55. Why the House (and Las Vegas Sands) Always Wins

    April 17, 2015
    An in depth look at how Las Vegas Sands became a multi-billion dollar company.
  56. Where Will GoPro Find New Revenue Growth?

    April 17, 2015
    Investors love to hear a good story, but as a whole they can be a shrewd and skeptical audience; after all, they've heard ...
  57. Johnson & Johnson's New Billion-Dollar Blockbuster

    April 17, 2015
    Invokana, one of Johnson & Johnson's (NYSE: JNJ) newest drugs, was a bright spot in the company's otherwise lackluster ...
  58. CoStar: A Better Real Estate Data Buy Than Zillow?

    April 17, 2015
    Some seven months ago, the stock charts of two Internet real estate data providers happened to intersect briefly. For a ...
  59. How Agile Project Management Changed Zara

    April 17, 2015
    Zara has created a competitive advantage in the retail industry by using a supply chain centered on agile project management. ...
  60. How To Make Money With Facebook

    April 17, 2015
    With roughly 1.15 billion users, Facebook is the world’s largest social networking platform and a great resource for savvy ...
  61. Interested in Growth Stocks? See These 4 ETFs

    April 17, 2015
    Given the rise in popularity of growth ETFs, there are several interesting growth stock choices for investors.
  62. Will Frontier's Verizon Deal Keep Its Dividend Up?

    April 17, 2015
    Dividend investors love high yields, but they don't like payout cuts. Rural telecom company Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: ...
  63. ChartAdvisor for April 17 2015

    April 17, 2015
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  64. Southwest Airlines Is Becoming Disruptive Again

    April 16, 2015
    For much of its 40-plus-year history, Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) has been a disruptive force in the airline industry. ...
  65. How the Strong Dollar Is Crushing Cliffs Natural

    April 16, 2015
    Most investors understand that the commodities industry is a cyclical business, with rises and falls in demand following ...
  66. Is This Pfizer's Next Mega-Blockbuster Drug?

    April 16, 2015
    In February, the FDA delivered Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) some welcome news when it gave the company the go-ahead to begin marketing ...
  67. A New Corporate Governance Initiative In Japan

    April 16, 2015
    Expectations are low that Japan can create a corporate governance climate that meets global standards, but a new initiative ...
  68. 3 Key Takeaways From Kinder Morgan's Earnings

    April 16, 2015
    Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI) recently reported another perfectly adequate quarter. Sure, its earnings per share and revenue ...
  69. Intel's Investing Heavily in the Internet of Things

    April 16, 2015
    Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) recently started breaking out revenue and operating profit for its Internet of Things group. This business ...
  70. Pros & Cons Of Bond Funds Vs. Bond ETFs

    April 16, 2015
    Understanding the pros and cons of bond funds and bond ETFs will help you choose the instrument that is best for building ...
  71. Watch Out For Falling Copper Prices

    April 16, 2015
    Commodity traders have been turning their attention toward copper prices over the past several weeks.
  72. 6 ETFs to Fight Your Recession Jitters

    April 16, 2015
    Are you worried about a recession? If so, consider these 6 ETFs.
  73. The UNG Natural Gas ETF: Best Bet or Stay Clear?

    April 16, 2015
    UNG is a popular natural gas ETF, but if you're going to get involved, then you need to know the risks.
  74. Watch for Bullish MACD Crossovers in These Stocks

    April 16, 2015
    These stocks are trending higher but recently experienced a pullback. Watch for a bullish MACD crossover to indicate upward ...
  75. Amgen Earnings Preview: 5 Questions to Ask

    April 16, 2015
    In the biotechnology sector, few companies are more synonymous with innovation than Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN). Throughout the ...
  76. The Story Behind Shake Shack's Success

    April 16, 2015
    A humble Madison Square Park hot dog stand grew to become a gourmet casual food powerhouse in a classic American success ...
  77. 2 Big Threats to Intel's Most Profitable Business

    April 15, 2015
    Chip giant Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) generates most of its revenue and profit from selling the processors that power PCs, and ...
  78. The Economics Of Owning A Tesla Car

    April 15, 2015
    The Tesla Model S is a strong economic choice for today's consumers.
  79. Chesapeake Energy Wrestles Back Land From Ex-CEO

    April 15, 2015
    Earlier this year Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) sued its founder and former CEO Aubrey McClendon, as well as the 20 investors ...
  80. Bucking The Trend With Pattern Failure Strategies

    April 15, 2015
    The best trade could be in the opposite direction when a classic price pattern doesn't behave according to ideal rules.
  81. 3 Ways Under Armour Won Big With Jordan Spieth

    April 15, 2015
    When 21-year-old golfer Jordan Spieth won his first Masters on Sunday, Under Armour (NYSE: UA) CEO Kevin Plank called it ...
  82. Are Low-Risk High-Yield Investments Real?

    April 15, 2015
    Risk and reward necessarily move in the same direction. Or do they? Is it possible to defy logic and earn great returns while ...
  83. The Top 10 Forex Brokers Regulated In The UK

    April 15, 2015
    Overview of the regulation of forex, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the top 10 UK forex brokers that are FCA regulated.
  84. How Janus Capital Makes Money

    April 15, 2015
    Before investing in Janus, it is prudent to understand how it makes money and what costs detract from shareholder wealth.
  85. Countries Where Bitcoin Is Legal & Illegal

    April 15, 2015
    Although bitcoin has been in existence for five years, most countries still do not have consistent laws regulating the cryptocurrency. ...
  86. High-Frequency Trading Regulations

    April 15, 2015
    Current regulations on high-frequency trading, and possible future ones. How some people think high-frequency trading should ...
  87. Private Equity's Returns Are Tempered By Its Risks

    April 15, 2015
    Private equity firms adopt approaches to quickly hike up earnings and boost returns, but these investments come with big ...
  88. Fight Volatility and Inflation with Infrastructure

    April 15, 2015
    As institutional investors flock to infrastructure assets there's good reason for retail investors to follow suit.
  89. Investing in Starbucks: Stock vs. Franchise

    April 15, 2015
    A look at the pros and cons of investing in Starbucks stock or a franchise.
  90. Buying Opportunities on Upside Wedge Breakouts

    April 15, 2015
    Find buying opportunities in these stocks, which have seen their prices break out of long-term declining wedge patterns.
  91. Are These the Top Dividend Stocks of 2015?

    April 15, 2015
    These dividend-paying companies offer a lot more than just dividends.
  92. Small-Caps and Dividends: Perfect Together

    April 15, 2015
    For investors, small-caps shouldn’t be just about growth. They can be powerful income tools, as well.
  93. Healthcare Stocks: A Prescription for More Gains?

    April 15, 2015
    There could be even more room for gains in healthcare sector stocks, as many of the bullish trends remain in place.
  94. Is Amazon a Prime Pick for Your Portfolio?

    April 15, 2015
    Eyeing Amazon? Thanks to innovation and diversification, it has high odds of being a long-term winner. Here's why.
  95. The 10 Biggest REITs in the U.S.: Dos and Don'ts

    April 15, 2015
    Five of these REITs may offer potential over the next 1-3 years. Be careful with the other half.
  96. Should GE Be Part of Your Portfolio?

    April 15, 2015
    Here's what you need to consider if you are thinking of adding GE to your portfolio.
  97. Should You 'Like' Facebook in Your Portfolio?

    April 15, 2015
    When it comes to your portfolio should you like Facebook?
  98. Equity Vs. Salary: What You Need To Know

    April 15, 2015
    Equity payments are common at startup companies. Equity offers potential for a big payout but is also much riskier than a ...
  99. Are J&J's Results a Harbinger of Things to Come?

    April 15, 2015
    Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) has reported its first-quarter financial results, and those results, while solid, show ...
  100. Altria Could Be the Big Winner in This FTC Move

    April 15, 2015
    The tobacco industry has been relatively stable for decades, so Reynolds American's (NYSE: RAI) announcement that it would ...
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