Analysis & Opinions

  1. How to Train Your New Financial Advisor

    March 20, 2015
    Once you've hired a new adviser, an equally important process begins: training them.
  2. ETF Bubble Or No Bubble?

    March 20, 2015
    ETFs might be the recommendation of choice for the unimaginative financial advisor, but that doesn’t mean that the industry ...
  3. Caterpillar Faces These 3 Major Threats

    March 20, 2015
    Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) is well known for its construction machinery and other heavy equipment, and it enjoyed huge success ...
  4. 3 Keys to Success for Peregrine Pharmaceuticals

    March 20, 2015
    Buying small-cap pharmaceutical companies might be for investors the equivalent of placing a bet at a Las Vegas roulette ...
  5. ChartAdvisor for March 20 2015

    March 20, 2015
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  6. What NXP Semiconductors' Big Merger Means for You

    March 20, 2015
    The rise of the Internet of Things has brought money-making opportunities to a host of new players in the technology industry, ...
  7. Is Insider Buying at Enterprise a Bullish Sign?

    March 20, 2015
    This past week, insiders at Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE: EPD) bought $100 million of the company's common units. ...
  8. 3 Reasons Isis Is Worth Every Penny

    March 20, 2015
    While valuation metrics and earnings reports are the gold standard to understanding value in a vast majority of industries, ...
  9. Can Inovio Help Prevent Cervical Cancer?

    March 20, 2015
    Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: INO) is developing immunotherapies designed to harness the body's immune system to fight ...
  10. Is Biogen Worth Owning for the Long Haul?

    March 20, 2015
    Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) is one of the planet's largest biotechnology companies and a key player in this industry that ...
  11. DISH Network's Sling TV Has Competition

    March 20, 2015
    It was cool to be a rebel, but Sling TV now finds itself going from a pioneer to a player in a potentially crowded digital ...
  12. Why Now is the Time for Food and Beverage Stocks

    March 20, 2015
    As volatility rears its ugly head, it's natural to investigate stable sectors such as food and beverages. Here's an appropriately-named ...
  13. Best Places To Go On A Strong Dollar In 2015

    March 19, 2015
    The U.S. dollar is stronger than ever, which means that traveling abroad to certain countries will be easier on the wallet. ...
  14. Why These Could Be 2015's 10-Best Media Stocks

    March 19, 2015
    A list of top-tier and speculative media stocks for 2015.
  15. JPMorgan vs. Goldman Sachs: A Tale of Two Stocks

    March 19, 2015
    The performance of JPMorgan and Goldman has been impressive, but one has a slight edge.
  16. Is the TLT ETF a Good Bet for the Long Run?

    March 19, 2015
    Is the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) a good bet for the long run?
  17. African Equities vs. Bonds: Risks and Rewards

    March 19, 2015
    A look at the risks and rewards of exposure to African equities vs. bonds.
  18. Can Intel Diversify Beyond PCs?

    March 19, 2015
    Chip giant Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) derived just over 62% of its net revenue from the sale of processors and related chipsets ...
  19. 4 Hottest IPOs in 2015

    March 19, 2015
    Where is smart money headed this year? These are the most anticipated IPOs of 2015.
  20. New York Community Bancorp: Small Bank, Big Profit

    March 19, 2015
    The banking industry has gone through substantial consolidation over the years, with huge megabanks dominating the financial ...
  21. Gilead Sciences' Drugs: Worth $136 Billion?

    March 19, 2015
    Doctors and patients are cheering new advances in treating hepatitis C, a common disease that affects millions of people ...
  22. 3 Quotes From Stratasys Management Worth Pondering

    March 19, 2015
    It's been a rough year for 3D printing company Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS), with shares down 30% year to date and nearly 5 ...
  23. 3 Big Challenges Facing Clean Energy Fuels

    March 19, 2015
    The discovery of huge reserves of natural gas in U.S. shale areas has led to a renaissance in the energy industry, with ...
  24. A Growing Label Drives Vertex's Transformation

    March 19, 2015
    In 2011, Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: VRTX) was biotech's shining star. The company's Invicek, a revolutionary new hepatitis ...
  25. Exploring NVIDIA's Transformation

    March 19, 2015
    At NVIDA's(NASDAQ: NVDA) analyst day, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang discussed the company's transformation from a component vendor ...
  26. 3 Key Areas of Business Growth for Under Armour

    March 19, 2015
    Under Armour (NYSE: UA) stock continues to take the athletic apparel industry by storm. And in the last five years, the ...
  27. With Schwab's New Robo-Advisor, What's Next?

    March 19, 2015
    What does the entrance of Schwab Intelligent Portfolios into the robo-advisor space mean to online financial advice?
  28. Is GDX the Best Way to Play Gold?

    March 19, 2015
    An analysis of the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF.
  29. Why Gold's Price is More than 'Supply and Demand'

    March 19, 2015
    The price of gold is moved by a combination of factors. But the way they work together is sometimes counterintuitive.
  30. Watch Out Below For Falling Lumber Prices

    March 19, 2015
    A drop in the spot price of lumber shows that the bears have pushed the price below two significant levels of support.
  31. SodaStream Wants to Be More Stream Than Soda

    March 18, 2015
    SodaStream (NASDAQ: SODA) announced late last year that it would be taking a major shift in its marketing strategy, repositioning ...
  32. Is This Why MannKind Investors Are Bullish?

    March 18, 2015
    Although MannKind (NASDAQ: MNKD) stumbled along the way toward the launch of its inhaled-insulin drug, Afrezza, many believe ...
  33. What is Meerkat and How Does It Work?

    March 18, 2015
    Meerkat is a mobile app that connects to users' Twitter networks to broadcast a live stream.
  34. Fed Statement: A Play-By-Play Recap Of Janet Yellen And 'Patient' ...

    March 18, 2015
    Markets are watching Wednesday afternoon's Federal Reserve statement and ensuing Janet Yellen-led press conference very ...
  35. What companies are positioned to grow from the popularity of ...

    March 18, 2015
    Discover reasons for the growing popularity of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and some of the types of companies benefiting ...
  36. The Basics Of Trading Chip Stocks

    March 18, 2015
    Semiconductor companies offer an endless variety of trading and investment opportunities.
  37. How Citigroup Ensured That It's Too Big to Fail

    March 18, 2015
    As a business, Citi has everything going for it. Scale, operational breadth...and the ear of key policymakers.
  38. Tips for Securing Your Client's Data

    March 18, 2015
    Completely protecting your clients from every kind of cyberattack is impossible, but here are some tips to greatly reduce ...
  39. Bulk Shipping Companies Struggle As Markets Soften

    March 18, 2015
    The "soft" dry bulk shipping market that confronts shipping companies is a result of lower demand from China, and an excessive ...
  40. 4 Big Stock Gainers: Hold or Sell?

    March 18, 2015
    These four stocks saw big moves higher on March 17. Is it time to take profits or hold out for more. Here's what the charts ...
  41. The Biggest Risks for Zillow Stock

    March 18, 2015
    Interested in Zillow (NASDAQ: Z) stock? A great place to start your research is with an examination of the company's biggest ...
  42. Rite Aid Has Set the Stage for a Strong 2015

    March 18, 2015
    The stock market has performed well in recent years, but drugstore-chain Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) has delivered truly spectacular ...
  43. Rules and Strategies For Profitable Short Selling

    March 18, 2015
    Short sales work well in bull and bear markets but strict entry and risk management rules are required to overcome the threat ...
  44. Will the Oil Bust Really Derail Union Pacific?

    March 18, 2015
    The boom in the energy industry in recent years has transformed the U.S. economy, playing an important role in bolstering ...
  45. Sempra Energy's $28 Billion Opportunity in Mexico

    March 18, 2015
    For the last few years, loads of attention has been paid to the United States' transforming energy landscape and how investors ...
  46. Can Orexigen Win Where Obesity-Drug Rivals Failed?

    March 18, 2015
    For years, the prospect of new anti-obesity drugs coming to market captured the attention of medical professionals, potential ...
  47. Can Enterprise Products Partners Recover in 2015?

    March 17, 2015
    The market has not been kind to shares of Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE: EPD) so far this year. Shares are down almost ...
  48. Can United Continental Beat Its Bad Reputation?

    March 17, 2015
    Airline companies have achieved significant success in recent years, with soaring demand and favorable competitive consolidation ...
  49. Is This a Megablockbuster Drug in the Making?

    March 17, 2015
    Doctors may soon have another treatment option in their battle to control bad cholesterol levels. The FDA is scheduled in ...
  50. How Under Armour Stands Up to Its Huge Rivals

    March 17, 2015
    Breaking into an industry with well-established players is never an easy thing, and for Under Armour (NYSE: UA), the challenge ...
  51. Adobe Earnings Live Blog: Q1 Conference Call

    March 17, 2015
    Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE) reports earnings on Tuesday afternoon. Below is a live blog of the events. The ...
  52. Can You Bank on BofA in 2015 (and Beyond)?

    March 17, 2015
    An in-depth look at BofA, one of the most widely-traded stocks on Wall Street.
  53. Is This Dividend Stock A Value Or Value Trap?

    March 17, 2015
    We can say that Fifth Street Finance has had a rough year, but there's a huge difference between an undervalued stock and ...
  54. Is Intel's Newly Raised Dividend At Risk?

    March 17, 2015
    Intel recently raised its dividend from $0.90 per share on an annualized basis to $0.96 after failing to raise the dividend ...
  55. Is This High-Yielding Dividend Stock A Buy?

    March 17, 2015
    After it's fallen 38% in the past 12 months, even as the S&P 500 continued to rise, now is a good time to look at Las Vegas ...
  56. Frontier Communications: Have Shorts Given Up?

    March 17, 2015
    Frontier Communications has defied expectations for losses and it has gotten through tough times. Let's take a look at whether ...
  57. Are These 2015's Most Promising Mutual Funds?

    March 17, 2015
    For 2015, the mutual funds covered below are likely to offer more upside potential than the vast majority of mutual funds ...
  58. How Realty Income Protects Its Shareholders

    March 17, 2015
    It's clear from Realty Income's  4.5% dividend yield that most investors perceive the $11 billion real estate investment ...
  59. This Policy Shift Is Big News for Gilead Sciences

    March 17, 2015
    GILD data by YCharts. By and large, Gilead Sciences had a banner year in 2014. In December 2013 Gilead witnessed its revolutionary ...
  60. Why These Could Be 2015's 10-Best Pharma Stocks

    March 17, 2015
    The pharmaceutical stocks covered here have significant potential going forward. Here's why.
  61. Why These ETFs are the Best Way to Trade Pfizer

    March 17, 2015
    Looking to play Pfizer with diversification? Consider these ETFs.
  62. Here's How To Tap International Markets

    March 16, 2015
    Access to foreign markets has grown a lot in recent years, allowing US market players to trade these bourses in real-time. ...
  63. Why These Are 2015's 10-Best Financial Stocks

    March 16, 2015
    If you're going to invest in the financial stocks, these names need to be on your radar.
  64. State Street Slashes ETF Fees

    March 16, 2015
    State Street has slashed fees on 41 of its ETFs in the wake of historic redemptions.
  65. Is Apollo Investment Learning From Past Mistakes?

    March 16, 2015
    Apollo Investment  began as the first business development company backed by a brand-name private equity group. It was first ...
  66. Dividend Cut or Not, American Capital May Be a Buy

    March 16, 2015
    AGNC data by YCharts. American Capital Agency vs. S&P 500 over the trailing-five-year period. The stock market might ...
  67. A Beginner's Guide to Annaly Capital Management

    March 16, 2015
    It's easy to see why investors love Annaly Capital Management . With an 11.6% dividend yield, it's one of the highest yielding ...
  68. Will Macau's Plunge Crush Melco Crown For Good?

    March 16, 2015
    Melco Crown Entertainment has gotten all of its revenue and earnings from Macau, the Asian gaming capital, which stocks have ...
  69. Why You Should Buy These Uptrending Stocks

    March 16, 2015
    These four uptrending stocks currently exhibiting a buy signal after a pullback. Is this the time to buy?
  70. Kinder Morgan's Latest Debt Move Could Backfire

    March 16, 2015
    In the midstream energy industry, Kinder Morgan has made an impressive showing among its peers. The company claims status ...
  71. Philip Morris International Faces a New Threat

    March 16, 2015
    After decades of litigation and regulatory challenges in the U.S., investors initially believed Philip Morris International ...
  72. Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF)

    March 16, 2015
    A security that tracks an index, a commodity or a basket of assets like an index fund, but trades like a stock on an exchange.
  73. The Newest Danger For Cliffs Natural Resources

    March 13, 2015
    Commodities prices have sent Cliffs Natural Resources, iron-ore producer, to crash downward last year to levels not seen ...
  74. Could Amgen's Next Drug Be Worth $100 Billion?

    March 13, 2015
    Amgen hopes it will win an FDA green light for evolocumab, a next-generation cholesterol fighter, which could grab a big ...
  75. 5 Reasons Sirius XM Haters Are Gone

    March 13, 2015
    Bears continue to clear out of Sirius XM Holdings. There were fewer than 146 million of its shares sold short by the end ...
  76. Intel Doesn't Need New Management

    March 13, 2015
    Intel's purported manufacturing technology prowess has been completely squandered in the mobile arena, and the stock has ...
  77. Avian Flu Is Back: Is Inovio Now A Buy?

    March 13, 2015
    Fears of a worldwide Ebola contagion were exacerbated by the media following the first of what wound up being just four confirmed ...
  78. Self-Driving Cars Could Change The Auto Industry

    March 13, 2015
    Driverless cars have piqued human interest for centuries. A true driverless car, however, has remained elusive until recently.
  79. Has The Time Come To Sell Vertex Pharmaceuticals?

    March 13, 2015
    While it's been a choppy ride for Vertex Pharmaceuticals investors, the stock has handily outperformed the broader market ...
  80. What Makes LinnCo Different From MLPs?

    March 13, 2015
    MLPs are some of the favorite investments of dividend investors, as the surge in the energy industry increased the amount ...
  81. American Airlines Can Survive Rising Fuel Prices

    March 13, 2015
    American Airlines shares nearly doubled in value between mid-October and late January, as the price of oil slid to a multiyear ...
  82. How To Fly To Europe For $100 (Maybe)

    March 13, 2015
    A new airline called WOW announced one-way trips to Iceland from U.S. airports for as low as $99. One problem: If you don't ...
  83. 3 Things I Learned From lululemon Athletica's 10-K

    March 13, 2015
    Lululemon athletica has emerged not only as one of the nation's fastest-growing retailers, but also as one of the market's ...
  84. Is Shake Shack Stock the Next Chipotle? Here Are The Financials

    March 13, 2015
    Like Chipotle, Shake Shack is a publicly traded company in the fast casual industry, but investors have different projections ...
  85. Can Eagle Rock Energy Partners Soar In 2015?

    March 13, 2015
    Eagle Rock Energy has seen its prices drop, but there is a ray of hope that could send units higher in 2015 even if the price ...
  86. Are These the 10 Best Energy Stocks of 2015?

    March 13, 2015
    These energy stocks are a bit more speculative than you might expect, but their long-term upside potentials are high.
  87. Are These the 10 Best Internet Stocks of 2015?

    March 13, 2015
    These internet companies vary in size, but they all offer future potential.
  88. Schwab Goes 'Robo' with Intelligent Portfolios

    March 13, 2015
    Charles Schwab has launched Schwab Intelligent Portfolios, its online financial advisor (or robo-advisor). Here are some ...
  89. 2 Areas Where Stratasys Can Improve

    March 13, 2015
    Stratasys has suffered missteps, including struggling to meet or exceed Wall Street expectations, and dealing with compressing ...
  90. Internet Stocks: Still More Room to Run?

    March 13, 2015
    The Nasdaq may be flirting with highs it last saw 15 years ago, but a new dotcom bust isn't in the cards. The sector is making ...
  91. This ETF Offers Cheap, Easy Access to Financials

    March 13, 2015
    XLF isn't like most ETFs for one very important reason.
  92. ChartAdvisor for March 13 2015

    March 13, 2015
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  93. Trade Value Stocks With These 3 ETFs

    March 13, 2015
    Given the rise in exchange traded funds over the past several years, there are several interesting value stock ETFs for traders ...
  94. Chart Says This Forgotten Blue Chip Is About to Rally

    March 13, 2015
    When a member of the blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average becomes a chronic underperformer, it often is at risk for removal ...
  95. 4 Words That Could Destroy The Healthcare Industry

    March 12, 2015
    It's not every day that four words have the potential to upend an entire industry, but that's exactly the implication of ...
  96. Why Celgene Won't Pay A Dividend Anytime Soon

    March 12, 2015
    The biotech sector has been virtually unstoppable over the past three years and has widely outperformed the broader market. ...
  97. How IPG Photonics Is Tapping Into The Auto Boom

    March 12, 2015
    The manufacturing process of big industrial companies involves sophisticated laser technology to ensure precision and optimal ...
  98. Will Spinoffs Give American Capital A Pop?

    March 12, 2015
    American Capital shareholders have long awaited a plan to spin off the company's investments from its prized asset-management ...
  99. Short This Overvalued Stock Now

    March 12, 2015
    Companies that take radical steps in pursuit of growth are often accorded very rich valuations. Case in point: Amazon.com, ...
  100. Energy Transfer Partners' Mexican Ambitions

    March 12, 2015
    There has been a lot of talk over the past year or so about America's enticing ability to export natural gas to global markets
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