Analysis & Opinions

  1. Best ETFs for Investing in Japan

    April 10, 2015
    Japan is printing money, which is likely to lead to continue strong performance in the Nikkei. The following ETFs offer exposure ...
  2. Emerging Market ETFs EEM and VWO: Which is Better?

    April 10, 2015
    Based on current conditions, one ETF will look more appealing than the other on the surface, but you always need to look ...
  3. Southwest Airlines Has a Lot to Prove This Quarter

    April 10, 2015
    Throughout its history, Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) has distinguished itself by largely avoiding the major financial ...
  4. Johnson & Johnson Earnings: 5 Key Things to Watch

    April 10, 2015
    Earnings season is readying to kick off in a big way, and within the health care sector most eyes are beginning to shift ...
  5. 3 Reasons Under Armour Stock Could Climb

    April 10, 2015
    Last week, I took some time to explore the bear case for Under Armour (NYSE: UA). After all, shares have climbed more than ...
  6. Why Merck's Victory Is of Little Concern to Gilead

    April 10, 2015
    Merck (NYSE: MRK) investors can be proud, as the company's persistence appears to be paying off. While Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: ...
  7. What Zillow Really Expects From Trulia

    April 10, 2015
    The rise and fall of Internet real-estate specialist Zillow Group (NASDAQ: Z) over the past year has been particularly extreme, ...
  8. Trade Europe and a Strong USD with this ETF

    April 10, 2015
    With ETFs is't now possible to construct a portfolio of European equities and simultaneously hedge the currency risk.
  9. A Guide Of Option Trading Strategies For Beginners

    April 9, 2015
    Options offer alternative strategies for investors to profit from trading underlying securities, provided the beginner understands ...
  10. How WhatsApp Makes Money

    April 9, 2015
    In short, WhatsApp makes money just $1 at a time.
  11. How Tumblr Makes Money

    April 9, 2015
    Tumblr posted its first advertisements in May 2012 and subsequently earned $13 million in revenue. In May 2013, Yahoo (YHOO) ...
  12. Jet.com: Amazon Meets Costco

    April 9, 2015
    Startup Jet.com hopes to challenge Amazon's dominance in the e-commerce market, and it hasn't even launched yet.
  13. 1 Thing Eagle Rock Energy Has That Others Want

    April 9, 2015
    The oil market is in the midst of another one of its periodic downturns. While these are trying times for the industry, ...
  14. How PotashCorp Aims to Profit From a Hungry China

    April 9, 2015
    A couple of years ago, shares of fertilizer giant Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (NYSE: POT) suffered a huge decline when ...
  15. Biogen Goes Generic

    April 9, 2015
    "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em" appears to be part of Biogen's (NASDAQ: BIIB) new mantra. Biogen's Rituxan is approved ...
  16. The Sad Tale of J.C. Penney and the Magic Watch

    April 9, 2015
    J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) is about to get a big boost in traffic and sales, if we accept one Wall Street theory. Piper Jaffray ...
  17. InvenSense Stock Is Worth Waiting For

    April 9, 2015
    It seems an understatement to say that recent InvenSense (NYSE: INVN) investors have endured a roller coaster. Between April ...
  18. Why These are 2015's Top 3 Travel Industry Stocks

    April 9, 2015
    These three travel-related companies are growing their businesses on both the top and bottom lines. Here's why.
  19. A Look at EAFE Index (EFA) ETF

    April 9, 2015
    The iShares MSCI EAFE is a unique ETF with exposure to high quality companies, but is it likely to be a good bet going forward? ...
  20. Inverse Head and Shoulders Patterns Breaking Out

    April 9, 2015
    Watch for higher prices if these stocks complete inverse head and shoulders patterns (a bottoming pattern).
  21. 4 Triangle Breakouts Close At Hand

    April 9, 2015
    Triangle breakouts are close at hand in these four stocks. Here's how to trade them.
  22. 5 Charts That Suggest Gold Stocks Are Headed Lower

    April 9, 2015
    The spot price of gold has been trading within a consistent downtrend.
  23. Amgen's Most Surprising Success Is Its Dividend

    April 9, 2015
    As recently as four years ago, few dividend investors would ever have expected to see big payouts from the biotechnology ...
  24. 3 Reasons Costco Is a Great Company

    April 9, 2015
    The warehouse club model employed by Costco (NASDAQ: COST) has proven to be extremely popular in the United States. The ...
  25. Gilead's Little Tweak Could Produce Big Revenue

    April 8, 2015
    Sometimes it's the little things companies do that can have the biggest impacts on their bottom line. Take Gilead Sciences ...
  26. Why & How To Reevaluate Your Trading Strategy At Midday

    April 8, 2015
    Take a step back at the lunch hour and reevaluate the trading day.
  27. Why It's Easy to Hate 3D Systems

    April 8, 2015
    DDD data by YCharts. Judging by 3D Systems' (NYSE: DDD) stock performance since the start of 2014, investors' previous love ...
  28. 1 Reason to Buy Two Harbors Investment

    April 8, 2015
    If you're looking for a high-yield stock to add to your portfolio, then you might want to consider Two Harbors Investment (NYSE: ...
  29. What More Could Possibly Go Wrong at BreitBurn?

    April 8, 2015
    Up until last summer BreitBurn Energy Partners' (NASDAQ: BBEP) plan seemed to be working as scripted. Through a series of ...
  30. The Kinder Morgan Growth Driver No One Talks About

    April 8, 2015
    Kinder Morgan's (NYSE: KMI) business is founded upon natural gas. More than half of the company's earnings come from its ...
  31. Can FireEye Get Back to $100 per Share?

    April 8, 2015
    With the rise of cloud computing, data analytics, and e-commerce, cybersecurity has become an essential part of keeping ...
  32. Can Splunk Regain Its Momentum?

    April 8, 2015
    San Francisco-based Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK) has little problem finding customers for its analytics software, which helps corporations ...
  33. The Biggest Threats to Netflix

    April 8, 2015
    A look at the biggest threats to Netflix and whether it can maintain its current growth rate.
  34. This ETF Can Weather Any Market Condition

    April 8, 2015
    Looking for a winning ETF that's capable of performing in almost any environment?
  35. Emerging Markets to Avoid in 2015

    April 8, 2015
    Looking to gain exposure to emerging markets in 2015? Avoid these two.
  36. Is this ETF Your Best Bet for Emerging Markets?

    April 8, 2015
    Are emerging markets still emerging? If you believe so, this ETF could be your best bet.
  37. Top 7 Roth IRA Stocks for 2015

    April 8, 2015
    Looking for stocks with long-term potential for your Roth IRA? Here are the top seven picks for 2015.
  38. Review: Discover it Miles Card

    April 7, 2015
    This rewards card could be one of the most generous yet. See if it makes sense for you.
  39. How Is Cashback Profitable For Credit Card Companies?

    April 7, 2015
    Cashback rewards are not as beneficial to the consumer as they might initially seem.
  40. Channel Dow Jones To Tackle Transport Stocks

    April 7, 2015
    Trade the Dow Jones Transportation Average directly through a traditional fund or break components into baskets of sub-sectors.
  41. Finding Investment Ideas On Facebook & Twitter

    April 7, 2015
    Social networks can expose users to a variety of new pursuits, including investing ideas. Likefolio is helping people turn ...
  42. How Alcatel-Lucent Has Quietly Bounced Back

    April 7, 2015
    Just six months ago, telecom equipment manufacturer Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) was dealing with major threats to its long-term ...
  43. Delta Air Line's Potential Pitfalls

    April 7, 2015
    During Delta Airline's (NYSE: DAL) fourth-quarter 2014 earnings call in late January, CEO Richard Anderson rattled off the ...
  44. 2 Huge Growth Opportunities for NVIDIA

    April 7, 2015
    Graphics chip company NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) is best known for its powerful graphics processing units used to drive the most ...
  45. Is Lockheed Martin's Dividend Still Enticing?

    April 7, 2015
    In the past 12 months, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has outperformed the S&P 500's gain nearly 2-to-1: LMT data by YCharts. ...
  46. Intel Corporation Releases Braswell Ahead of Schedule

    April 7, 2015
    CPU World reported on March 31 that Intel (NASDAQ: INTC)had "quietly" launched its next-generation low-cost PC processors ...
  47. 3 Moves Pfizer Should Make for Its Shareholders

    April 7, 2015
    PFE data by YCharts. Big pharmaceutical giant Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) isn't often thought of as a substantial growth driver of ...
  48. Post-Election Opportunities For Nigerian Oil

    April 6, 2015
    Nigeria has an historic opportunity to reform and improve its oil industry now that elections are over.
  49. 10 Charts Every Options Investor Needs To See This Week

    April 6, 2015
    Scoreboard Last Thursday was a decent way to end a shortened and red week for the broader markets. However, markets have ...
  50. Will This EU Approval Move the Needle for Amgen?

    April 6, 2015
    European regulators have announced that Amgen's (NASDAQ: AMGN) long-standing colorectal cancer drug Vectibix is OK for use ...
  51. 3 Long-Tail Growth Drivers for Johnson & Johnson

    April 6, 2015
    For the most part, Wall Street and investors love the Big Pharma sector. Large pharmaceutical companies often have diverse ...
  52. Why CalAmp Growth Is About to Ramp Up

    April 6, 2015
    Of all the "Internet of Things" stocks the market has to offer, few have as much growth potential as machine-to-machine ...
  53. Grasping the Vision for Zillow With Trulia

    April 6, 2015
    Investors are still getting used to the idea of Zillow (NASDAQ: Z) and Trulia merging into one entity. While Zillow's acquisition ...
  54. 4 Key Growth Areas for ExOne

    April 6, 2015
    During ExOne's (NASDAQ: XONE) latest quarterly conference call, CEO Kent Rockwell reaffirmed his conviction that the company's ...
  55. 1 Big Catalyst for Chesapeake Energy

    April 6, 2015
    For years the natural gas market in the U.S. was based on seasonal needs. A long and cold winter meant that Americans would ...
  56. DISH Network's Aiming to Slingshot Itself Higher

    April 6, 2015
    There has been a revolution in the video entertainment industry in recent years, as the rise of streaming video services ...
  57. What Is Intel's Flash Memory Strategy?

    April 6, 2015
    There has been a lot of talk about Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) participating in the market for flash-based solid-state storage. ...
  58. What Education Do You Need To Become A Billionaire?

    April 5, 2015
    What kind of education does it take to become a billionaire? We take a look at the formal and informal education of the world's ...
  59. Brokerage Review: How Useful Is TradeStation?

    April 5, 2015
    TradeStation uses its experience in developing early groundbreaking trading software to create and enhance its own online ...
  60. Unlocking The P/E Ratio For Apple

    April 5, 2015
    We show you how to compute and analyze the P/E ratio for Apple.
  61. Analyzing Google's Balance Sheet

    April 5, 2015
    We take a look at Google's balance sheet to learn about the health of the company and how well it is run.
  62. ChartAdvisor for April 3 2015

    April 3, 2015
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  63. 3 Potential Catalysts for ARM Holdings Stock

    April 3, 2015
    Whether you've heard of the company or not, ARM Holdings' (NASDAQ: ARMH) technology is probably something you use every ...
  64. At Look at REITS vs. Real Estate Mutual Funds

    April 3, 2015
    REITs and real estate mutual funds have their differences, but they both offer liquidity and easy access to diversified real ...
  65. How Advisors Can Cater to Niche Clients

    April 3, 2015
    A look at niche clients and how advisors specialize in them.
  66. Which Will Be the Better Bet: eBay or PayPal?

    April 3, 2015
    eBay hasn't spun-off PayPal justyet, but when that day comes (and thereafter), should you choose eBay or PayPal?
  67. Top Tips for Retiring in a Bear Market

    April 3, 2015
    What you need to know if you have the unfortunate timing of retiring in a bear market.
  68. Are These 2015's 10 Best Telecom Stocks?

    April 3, 2015
    Telecom stocks offer generous dividend yields, but it's imperative to make sure those dividends are likely to stay in place. ...
  69. Why 'Menu' is a 4-Letter Word at McDonald's

    April 3, 2015
    McDonald's has taken care of its shareholders through the years, but the brand has suffered recently. What is likely to happen ...
  70. Consolidation Breakout? See These 4 Stocks

    April 3, 2015
    Watch for breakouts from these tightly-wound stocks to signal bigger moves.
  71. Could SolarCity Crush Its Own Ambitious Goals?

    April 3, 2015
    Back at the end of 2012, when SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY) went public, it seemed almost outrageous that the company would have ...
  72. Are These Oil Stocks Heading to the Abyss?

    April 3, 2015
    This past week Moody's released its list of companies with the worst credit ratings, which are therefore the most financially ...
  73. Delta Air Lines: Buy the Dips?

    April 3, 2015
    After soaring more than fivefold since late 2012, shares of Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) have gotten off to a bad start in ...
  74. Lockheed Martin Wants to Win the New Space Race

    April 3, 2015
    Defense contractor Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is well-known for its military hardware, including aircraft and ground-based ...
  75. Read This Before You Sell Your Whole Foods Stock

    April 3, 2015
    While Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) stock may have pulled back about 9% in the past month, shares are still up a nice ...
  76. 3 Risks Ariad Investors Ought to Know About

    April 3, 2015
    Ariad Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ARIA) already has one FDA-approved drug on the market, but that doesn't mean it's immune ...
  77. Is This Pfizer's Single Best Chance for Growth?

    April 3, 2015
    Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) is a drug-developing Goliath, but it's struggled over the past few years to offset a drop-off in sales ...
  78. Use Round Numbers To Work The Market To Your Favor

    April 3, 2015
    Trading around round numbers like 10, 50 and 100 display unique market dynamics that translate into profitable trading opportunities.
  79. 'Financial'-minded Active Traders Eyeing This ETF

    April 3, 2015
    Despite the rocky close to the first quarter, active traders are turning their attention to the financial sector and the ...
  80. $1 Billion in Sales: 3 Ways Proto Labs Gets There

    April 2, 2015
    Quick-turn manufacturer Proto Labs has set an ambitious goal: It eventually wants to generate more than $1 billion in annual ...
  81. FuelCell Energy Could Shock Investors in 2015

    April 2, 2015
    Hydrogen fuel cells have been a tough area for investors, with many seeing huge promise from the technology but not knowing ...
  82. Are there leveraged ETFs that follow the Internet sector?

    April 2, 2015
    Discover the best substitutes for a leveraged ETF that follows the Internet sector; learn the ways a trader can approximate ...
  83. Is the EWZ Brazil ETF a Buy Right Now?

    April 2, 2015
    An in depth look at iShares MSCI Brazil Capped, the largest ETF offering exposure to this emerging market.
  84. What You Need To Know About Google's P/E Ratio

    April 2, 2015
    We show you how to calculate the price to earnings ratio, a key valuation metric, for Google.
  85. Is Now A Good Time To Invest in Tesla?

    April 2, 2015
    Tesla offers prospects for rewards, but risks are many. Risks include strong competition, rewards include market potential ...
  86. Buy Apple Stock Before The Apple Watch Launch?

    April 2, 2015
    Apple is now coming out with a watch and maybe even a self-driving car. It remains to be seen how the market will accept ...
  87. 2 Catalysts and 1 Red Flag for Groupon Investors

    April 2, 2015
    Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) stock has had a rough time as a publicly traded company. The stock still sits 65% below its original ...
  88. Why You'll Probably Own Realty Income Stock Soon

    April 2, 2015
    Among real estate investment trusts, Realty Income (NYSE: O) has a strong reputation for giving dividend investors a consistent ...
  89. 3 Ways Arena Can Boost Shareholder Value

    April 2, 2015
    Following the approval of weight control management drug Belviq by the Food and Drug Administration in 2012, Arena Pharmaceuticals ...
  90. This Is J.C. Penney's Biggest Problem

    April 2, 2015
    In late 2007, shares of department store J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) reached $80. Today, after a failed makeover by former CEO ...
  91. Apple App Store

    April 2, 2015
    The Apple App Store is where customers can buy and download digital software and mobile apps.
  92. Invesco PowerShares: Joining Indexing, Smart Beta

    April 2, 2015
    Invesco's PowerShares is trying to make a mark with smart-beta funds that put a distinctive twist on popular investment themes
  93. What are the most popular companies in the automotive sector ...

    April 2, 2015
    Learn about the largest global automobile manufacturers, including the most popular automakers by sales volume and companies ...
  94. Top Investments for a Strong U.S. Dollar

    April 2, 2015
    Looking to benefit from a strong U.S. dollar? Consider these stocks.
  95. Starting Your Own Business In NYC? Why & How

    April 2, 2015
    Constant creative cross-pollination is just one reason new businesses blossom in New York City. Get inspired by these successes ...
  96. Investing in REITs: What You Need to Know

    April 2, 2015
    Thinking of investing in REITs? Here's what you need to know first.
  97. What's the Best ETF for Exposure to Mexico?

    April 2, 2015
    Mexico should look more enticing to investors than in the past for a very good reason. Is EWW the way to play it?
  98. A Close Look at EMC's Dividend Potential

    April 2, 2015
    Information technology service company EMC (NYSE: EMC) first initiated a dividend in 2013. With regular quarterly dividend ...
  99. Why Private Equity Firms Are Looking at Groupon

    April 2, 2015
    Since going public in late 2011, daily-deals pioneer Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) has largely been a disappointment to investors, ...
  100. Effective Risk Control With Scaling Trading Strategies

    April 2, 2015
    Scaling strategies allow for greater risk control than simple entries or exits, letting traders seek the most advantageous ...
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