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  1. Money Market Funds: Enough Regulation Already?

    March 5, 2014
    Since September, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been sitting on proposed rules for money market mutual ...
  2. Weak Stock in a Weak Sector Looks Destined for a Double-Digit ...

    March 5, 2014
    While the broad stock market keeps hope alive for the bulls, the financial sector is not pulling its weight. And within the ...
  3. Bear of the Day: Chart Industries (GTLS) - Bear of the Day

    March 5, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Chart Industries (GTLS) - Bear of the Day
  4. Bull of the Day: Quintiles (Q) - Bull of the Day

    March 5, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Quintiles (Q) - Bull of the Day
  5. What is a Bear Call Spread?

    March 4, 2014
    A bear call spread is an option strategy that involves the sale of a call option, and the simultaneous purchase of a call ...
  6. Is It Finally Time To Sell Tesla?

    March 4, 2014
    There's an old saying in the restaurant business: "Feed the rich, eat with the poor. Feed the poor, eat with the ...
  7. Is The U.S. Economy Stalling? 3 Key Events To Watch This Month

    March 4, 2014
    For investors who focus their investment strategies with regard to the broader economic backdrop, the next few weeks are ...
  8. Government Data Reveals 1,900 'Super Investors' Own This Stock

    March 4, 2014
    Large investors -- the 3,600-plus people managing more than $100 million -- are required to report their holdings to the ...
  9. These 7 Stocks Are Profit Machines... And Yield Up To 6.2%

    March 4, 2014
    The market is obsessed with fast-growing companies. And you can't blame it really.All things equal, everyone would rather ...
  10. Looking Past Ukraine - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 4, 2014
    Markets appear on track to reverse Monday???s sell-off, with investors getting confident that the issue was unlikely to escalate ...
  11. The Best Precious Metals Play The Market Has To Offer Income ...

    March 4, 2014
    It's been hard to miss the rally in precious metals this year. While the broader market took it on the chin midway through ...
  12. This $7 Stock's Massive Breakout Could Result In A 27% Rally

    March 4, 2014
    There is no question that China has a bright economic future. China remains the fastest growing economy on Earth despite ...
  13. Earnings Season in Final Stretch - Earnings Trends

    March 4, 2014
    Earnings Season in Final Stretch - Earnings Trends
  14. What is a Bear Put Spread?

    March 3, 2014
    A bear put spread entails the purchase of a put option and the simultaneous sale of another put with the same expiration ...
  15. Is This 'No Brainer' Dividend Payer Entering A Death Spiral?

    March 3, 2014
    My grandma worked as a secretary for much of her life. Without my grandpa's knowledge, she squirreled away part of her ...
  16. Will These Obstacles Slow The Market's Bullish Trend?

    March 3, 2014
    The bellwether S&P 500 traded completely inside of last Monday's trading range from Tuesday through Thursday of last ...
  17. Bullish Market Trend Given More Horsepower

    March 3, 2014
    The bellwether S&P 500 traded completely inside of last Monday's trading range from Tuesday through Thursday of last ...
  18. Profit From One Of The Smartest Business Models I've Ever Seen

    March 3, 2014
    One of the big advantages here at StreetAuthority is that we have access to each other's brains. That collective brain ...
  19. The Russian Crimea Factor - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 3, 2014
    Russia's move in Crimea threatens to escalate tensions with the U.S. and Europe.
  20. The Best Defense Stock You've Never Heard Of

    March 3, 2014
    The defense industry may now seem like an area best avoided by investors, what with the sequester eroding the U.S. defense ...
  21. What is an Iron Butterfly Option Strategy?

    March 3, 2014
    This relatively simple strategy is designed to provide a profit for investors who believe that there will be minimal price ...
  22. Is This The Next Retail Stock To Die?

    March 3, 2014
    My great-grandfather owned a small department store in the Pacific Northwest. With the help of my great -grandmother (who, ...
  23. High Times Ahead For High Yield Bonds

    March 3, 2014
    For those investors looking for a good balance of risk and reward, high yield bonds could be a great play this year. There’s ...
  24. Forget Tesla: This Stock Has 30% Upside

    March 3, 2014
    One of the biggest success stories in the market over the past several years is the amazing performance of electric car pioneer ...
  25. Bear of the Day: Tim Horton's (THI) - Bear of the Day

    March 3, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Tim Horton's (THI) - Bear of the Day
  26. Bull of the Day: TD Ameritrade (AMTD) - Bull of the Day

    March 3, 2014
    Bull of the Day: TD Ameritrade (AMTD) - Bull of the Day
  27. The 6 Most-Traded Currencies And Why They're So Popular

    February 28, 2014
    Regardless of the reason, forex is an integral part of 21st century finance. And the more widely used and reliable the currency, ...
  28. Overvaluing Liquidity: Invest For The Future, Not For Today

    February 28, 2014
    If you talk to individual investors about which stocks they own, you will undoubtedly hear a recitation of the same stocks ...
  29. The Best Retailer To Own For The Long Haul

    February 28, 2014
    Buying in bulk remains a great value proposition for shoppers, but it can also be a great way to invest.#-ad_banner-#There's ...
  30. Mt. Gox Bankruptcy Will Force Changes In Bitcoin

    February 28, 2014
    On Friday, Mt. Gox filed for bankruptcy protection. This announcement doesn't surprise anyone who has been following ...
  31. Insiders Are Bailing -- Sell These 3 Bank Stocks Now

    February 28, 2014
    The financial sector was by far the biggest beneficiary of the trillion dollars injected into the economic system by the ...
  32. Get Ready To Buy Emerging Markets

    February 28, 2014
    As I write this I'm sailing across the sky, 35,000 feet in the air in a Boeing (NYSE: BA) 777, heading home from a great ...
  33. All-Time Highs. But Fundamentally... - Ahead of Wall Street

    February 28, 2014
    I wouldn't read too much into this "breakout" until certain fundamentals have been addressed.
  34. After a Massive Short Squeeze, Is This Stock Headed Even Higher?

    February 28, 2014
    After the market closed for trading on Wednesday, Feb. 26, short sellers quickly scanned the latest short interest data (which ...
  35. In An Already Cheap Sector, 4 Standout Bargain Stocks

    February 28, 2014
    A surging stock market has given the impression that the U.S. economy has made up for lost time over the past five years. ...
  36. 4 Bargain Stocks In An Already Cheap Sector

    February 28, 2014
    A surging stock market has given the impression that the U.S. economy has made up for lost time over the past five years. ...
  37. More Big Moves In Social Media Short Interest (LNKD, TWTR, ZNGA)

    February 28, 2014
    Early February saw resumed interest by short sellers in several social media companies based in the United States, particularly ...
  38. #PreMarket Primer: Friday, February 28: Tension Between Russia ...

    February 28, 2014
    The ongoing problems in Ukraine have begun to reach further than the country’s borders as tension between the West and Russia ...
  39. Double The Income From This Near-10% Yielder?

    February 28, 2014
    AllianceBernstein (NYSE: AB) is a New York-based investment management firm that currently manages around $450 billion in ...
  40. Bear of the Day: Itron (ITRI) - Bear of the Day

    February 28, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Itron (ITRI) - Bear of the Day
  41. Bull of the Day: Advance Auto Parts (AAP) - Bull of the Day

    February 28, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Advance Auto Parts (AAP) - Bull of the Day
  42. Steel Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 28, 2014
    Steel Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  43. What is a Bull Call Spread?

    February 27, 2014
    A bull call spread is an option strategy that involves the purchase of a call option, and the simultaneous sale of another ...
  44. 2 Stocks To Ride The Clean Energy Trend Higher

    February 27, 2014
    When it comes to green investing, the playbook is constantly being rewritten.#-ad_banner-#Solar and wind stocks were all ...
  45. Is This Carl Icahn's Next Big Winner?

    February 27, 2014
    Among Wall Street's greats, Carl Icahn is in a league of his own.#-ad_banner-#With the power to sway a stock's price ...
  46. Is This Iconic Brand The Next Starbucks?

    February 27, 2014
    Some of the most successful companies have taken iconic American brands and rolled them out internationally to generate incredible ...
  47. 50% Upside And A 3.4% Yield From This Industry Leader

    February 27, 2014
    Based on a lot of the talk these days about people's moviegoing habits, you might get the impression the cinema industry ...
  48. Waiting for the Skies to Clear - Ahead of Wall Street

    February 27, 2014
    We have to wait for better weather to get a clearer sense of what is going on in the economy.
  49. 2 Hedge Fund Gurus Are Loading Up On T-Mobile -- Should You?

    February 27, 2014
    We're in the midst of a wireless telecom revolution that promises to save consumers millions of dollars.The radical new ...
  50. Bull of the Day: Acuity Brands (AYI) - Bull of the Day

    February 27, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Acuity Brands (AYI) - Bull of the Day
  51. Bear of the Day: Wellcare Heath (WCG) - Bear of the Day

    February 27, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Wellcare Heath (WCG) - Bear of the Day
  52. Profit From Coke's Big Mistake

    February 26, 2014
    It's not often that you see a monster company that has pulled back into the value buy zone. It's even less often ...
  53. European Stocks Are Ripe For The Picking

    February 26, 2014
    Things continue to get better for Europe. After going through some pretty nasty side-effects in the aftermath of the Great ...
  54. How Bernanke's Legacy Affects Retirees

    February 26, 2014
    Ben Bernanke’s reign as Fed chairman has come to an end, and he’s leaving behind quite the legacy. The effects of this legacy ...
  55. This Tech Stock Is Just Pennies Away From A Breakout

    February 26, 2014
    Software giant Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) is reportedly cutting the price of its Windows 8.1 operating system for manufacturers ...
  56. The Powerful Play In Propane (APU, EPD, NGLS, SPH, FGP, SXL)

    February 26, 2014
    While traditionally not a glamorous business, propane processing and distribution is quickly turning into a major growth ...
  57. Giving Your Portfolio A Jolt With Coffee

    February 26, 2014
    The world continues to drink more coffee. Yet, supplies continue to drop. The recent weather issues are exacerbating those ...
  58. The Next Big Commodities Boom Is Happening Here

    February 26, 2014
    Think about how much money you would have made had you bought property in the Bakken Shale eight years ago...As recently ...
  59. Urgent: Read This Before You Buy Oil & Gas Stocks

    February 26, 2014
    I love reading emails from subscribers. And in my capacity as Chief Investment Strategist for three of StreetAuthority's ...
  60. Are These 3 'Busted' IPOs Worth Buying?

    February 26, 2014
    When it comes to IPOs, you can either be fortunate enough to buy into a deal on the offering price... or you must wait for ...
  61. How Can Stocks Build on This? - Ahead of Wall Street

    February 26, 2014
    The market simply doesn't seem to have the fuel to push stocks higher.
  62. Already Up 270%, This Could Be The Turnaround Stock Of 2014

    February 26, 2014
    Buying stocks that are surrounded by negativity is not fun -- but the best deals are often found in companies that are undergoing ...
  63. Profit From This Stock's Catch-Up Rally

    February 26, 2014
    Banks as a group have had a great couple of years with super-low interest rates and the essentially zero cost of money. The ...
  64. Make Up To 70% From This Stock's Catch-Up Rally

    February 26, 2014
    Banks as a group have had a great couple of years with super-low interest rates and the essentially zero cost of money. The ...
  65. Bear of the Day: Whole Foods Market (WFM) - Bear of the Day

    February 26, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Whole Foods Market (WFM) - Bear of the Day
  66. Bull of the Day: Six Flags Entertainment (SIX) - Bull of the ...

    February 26, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Six Flags Entertainment (SIX) - Bull of the Day
  67. Bitcoin Innovations And Obstacles

    February 25, 2014
    Investopedia explains the development of the Bitcoin digital currency system and the risks associated with using and investing ...
  68. What Will Happen To Treasury Yields With Yellen And Tapering?

    February 25, 2014
    Janet Yellen was sworn in as Federal Reserve chair Feb. 3, 2014, ending Ben Bernanke's eight-year tenure. Yellen assumes ...
  69. With Gold And Gas Rebounding, Is It Time To Buy These 3 Commodities?

    February 25, 2014
    When it comes to commodities, investors typically make a classic mistake: They shun them when they are out of favor, and ...
  70. Gold And Gas Are Rebounding... Are These 3 Commodities Next?

    February 25, 2014
    When it comes to commodities, investors typically make a classic mistake: They shun them when they are out of favor, and ...
  71. Monday's Move - Breakout Or Fake Out?

    February 25, 2014
    On December 31, 2013, the March S&P 500 Index (NYSE: SPY) futures made an all-time intraday high at 1846.50 and posted ...
  72. Rising Rates Are Coming -- Here's How To Prepare

    February 25, 2014
    If you racked up big gains in the stock market last year, you have Ben Bernanke and his cohorts at the Federal Reserve to ...
  73. Here’s How To Invest Like America’s Wealthiest Elite

    February 25, 2014
    For the past few months, I've been telling readers of my High-Yield Investing newsletter about the secrets of America's ...
  74. The Best Investment For Conservative Investors I've Ever Seen

    February 25, 2014
    I bet most investors, even risk-tolerant ones, would be fibbing if they said they weren't nervous at all right now.#-ad_banner-#With ...
  75. Markets Search for New Narrative - Ahead of Wall Street

    February 25, 2014
    Futures are down pre-Tuesday trading following another strong day overall in the markets to start the week.
  76. This Stock Is One Of The Most Undervalued Plays On The Housing ...

    February 25, 2014
    In today's market, there are no shortage of ways to invest in the rebounding housing market. However, it's tough ...
  77. Target Earnings Preview: More Pain To Come?

    February 25, 2014
    Target (NYSE: TGT), which is still reeling from a massive credit card data breach late last year, is scheduled to report ...
  78. J.C. Penney Earnings Preview: How Bad Will It Be?

    February 25, 2014
    Struggling retailer J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP), which George Soros's hedge fund recently exited, is scheduled to report ...
  79. This Resurgent Stock Could Deliver 170% Gains By 2015

    February 25, 2014
    The S&P 500 Index has bounced back from its healthy 6% sell-off and is again within spitting distance of its all-time ...
  80. Bear of the Day: Arctic Cat (ACAT) - Bear of the Day

    February 25, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Arctic Cat (ACAT) - Bear of the Day
  81. Bull of the Day: Dixie Group (DXYN) - Bull of the Day

    February 25, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Dixie Group (DXYN) - Bull of the Day
  82. REIT Industry Review & Stock Picks - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 25, 2014
    REIT Industry Review & Stock Picks - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook
  83. Still Addicted To Dividends? Satisfy Your Craving With Tobacco ...

    February 24, 2014
    While tobacco may be considered a sinful endeavor, cigarette stocks may be just what an income portfolio needs. For investors, ...
  84. 3 Turnaround Stocks With 50% Upside

    February 24, 2014
    Thanks to an impressive recent rally, a number of stocks that had temporarily pulled back to bargain levels have already ...
  85. Stocks Not Out of the Woods Till This Happens

    February 24, 2014
    Last week, the bellwether S&P 500 essentially drifted sideways as it negotiated its 1,851 Jan. 15 all-time high from ...
  86. How We Made 43.7% In 5 Months With Carl Icahn

    February 24, 2014
    Last fall, legendary investor Carl Icahn added a "sizable position" of Apple to his $16 billion holding company ...
  87. This 'Boring' Stock Combines Consistency And Upside

    February 24, 2014
    When you hear of an investment opportunity you're interested in, you might be drawn to something that can be described ...
  88. Can the Gains Continue? - Ahead of Wall Street

    February 24, 2014
    The absence of answers to economic questions at least through April will limit the market's ability to build on recent gains. ...
  89. Why Obamacare Means 30% Upside For This Insurer

    February 24, 2014
    The Aflac (NYSE: AFL) duck is one of the strongest brands today. It's genius marketing.But there's much more to this ...
  90. Chart Says This Supercomputer Stock Is Due For A Double-Digit ...

    February 24, 2014
    I have studied technical analysis for many years. What I have discovered might come as a surprise to many:#-ad_banner-#The ...
  91. Bear of the Day: Groupon (GRPN) - Bear of the Day

    February 24, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Groupon (GRPN) - Bear of the Day
  92. Bull of the Day: Alexion Pharma (ALXN) - Bull of the Day

    February 24, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Alexion Pharma (ALXN) - Bull of the Day
  93. Barron's Recap: Trouble In The Pipeline?

    February 23, 2014
    This weekend in Barron's online: troubles at Kinder Morgan, America's top financial advisors, dividends with big ...
  94. Creative Ways to Protect Your Stock Portfolio

    February 21, 2014
    Protecting your stock portfolio is an extremely important part of portfolio management.
  95. America's Top Fund Managers Are All Buying This Cheap Sector

    February 21, 2014
    Every quarter, we take a close look at the latest buys and sells from leading hedge fund managers. These "gurus" ...
  96. Forget Smart Watches -- This Fashion Stock Has 25% Upside

    February 21, 2014
    When mobile phones flooded the market, there was a lot of concern that the need and desire for watches would decline. That ...
  97. The First $1 Trillion Boomtown... And The Media Isn't Talking ...

    February 21, 2014
    It's funny where money is made sometimes.I have a friend who decided a decade ago to buy a bankrupt motel in the middle ...
  98. Are We On The Brink Of A Retail Spending Boom?

    February 21, 2014
    Thanks, Old Man Winter. Consumers have already been in a sour mood, and you're not helping matters. Icy roads and bitter ...
  99. Market Gains on Shaky Ground - Ahead of Wall Street

    February 21, 2014
    The blame-the-weather narrative leaves investors vulnerable should the contrary explanation turn out to be correct.
  100. Get 90% Upside With This Side Play To The Auto Industry Rebound

    February 21, 2014
    At the height of his fame, one of history's top investors, Peter Lynch, regularly marveled at how often one good stock ...
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