Analysis & Opinions

  1. Bear of the Day: Bob Evans (BOBE) - Bear of the Day

    January 29, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Bob Evans (BOBE) - Bear of the Day
  2. Bull of the Day: Bank of Kentucky (BKYF) - Bull of the Day

    January 29, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Bank of Kentucky (BKYF) - Bull of the Day
  3. How To Profit From The Polar Vortex

    January 28, 2014
    To profit from the short-term openings the market hands you, it takes the right strategy.#-ad_banner-#That's a lesson ...
  4. Beware Of These Two Ultra-High-Yielders

    January 28, 2014
    Dividends, those seemingly tiny cash payouts to company shareholders, have been the lifeblood of stock market returns over ...
  5. Restaurant Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 28, 2014
    Restaurant Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  6. This 'No-Brainer' Strategy Has Crushed The Market Since 1982

    January 28, 2014
    Nearly 20 years ago, I took a class taught by legendary investor John Griffin and guest speaker Julian Robertson. The class ...
  7. Buybacks Instead of Capital Investment - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 28, 2014
    Hard to make sense of the fact that companies would consider it prudent to invest in their own sharesinstead of their businesses.
  8. Collect A 7% Yield While This Beaten-Down Stock Triples

    January 28, 2014
    "One man's trash is another man's treasure." That's an appropriate saying for an investor looking for ...
  9. This Unloved Energy Stock Could Double In The Next 12 Months

    January 28, 2014
    Even after the push for renewable energy and the natural gas renaissance in recent years, oil is still the lifeblood of the ...
  10. Earn 15% As Activist Investors Unlock This Stock's Value

    January 28, 2014
    Activist investors have the ability to influence significant changes in companies that they take an interest in, often leading ...
  11. Bull of the Day: White Mountains Insurance (WTM) - Bull of the ...

    January 28, 2014
    Bull of the Day: White Mountains Insurance (WTM) - Bull of the Day
  12. Bear of the Day: Alico (ALCO) - Bear of the Day

    January 28, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Alico (ALCO) - Bear of the Day
  13. ETF Plays For A Surging Greenback

    January 27, 2014
    After years of declines, the U.S. dollar has regained its mojo. More importantly, those gains should continue throughout ...
  14. Warning: Expect Huge Downside For These High-Fliers

    January 27, 2014
    Hedge fund managers, along with many financial writers on the Internet, have no qualm focusing their attention on sharply ...
  15. Indicator Signals Bear Markets Ahead

    January 27, 2014
    U.S. stocks became oversold after a sharp sell-off, while emerging markets entered bear market territory.#-ad_banner-#Stocks ...
  16. "I Can't Believe Investors Are Missing Out On These Payments..."

    January 27, 2014
    Today, I'm going to let you in on one of the market's best-kept secrets...It turns out investors are willing to pay ...
  17. Emerging Markets Make Investors Critical - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 27, 2014
    Investors had become used to a world in which nothing could go wrong and stocks always went up, irrespective of fundamentals. ...
  18. Why Obamacare Could Propel This Stock To A 70% Gain

    January 27, 2014
    It's no secret that Americans are pretty voracious consumers of health care.#-ad_banner-#Health care accounts for more ...
  19. The One Department Store Stock You Can Trust

    January 27, 2014
    Now that the busy holiday shopping season is behind us, it's time to look at which department store retailers are set ...
  20. ETF Outlook For Week Of January 27, 2014 (SPY, UNG, EEM, VXX)

    January 27, 2014
    ETF Outlook for Week of January 27, 2014. SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE: SPY) The S&P 500 fell by 2.1 percent on Friday, ...
  21. Protect Your MLP Profits From The Tax Man -- Here's How

    January 27, 2014
    Over the past decade, we've spent a considerable amount of time researching master limited partnerships (MLPs). They've ...
  22. Bear of the Day: Coach (COH) - Bear of the Day

    January 27, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Coach (COH) - Bear of the Day
  23. Bull of the Day: Conn's (CONN) - Bull of the Day

    January 27, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Conn's (CONN) - Bull of the Day
  24. Dividends, Buybacks, Debt Paydown... Thanks To The U.S. Oil Boom

    January 24, 2014
    For the past few decades, oil refining has been a lousy business. An arcane set of regulations and fierce competition from ...
  25. Caterpillar Earnings Preview: Mining Slump Still a Drag

    January 24, 2014
    Heavy equipment maker Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) -- which has been facing increased competition from mining equipment makers ...
  26. This Undervalued Dividend Payer Is The Best Stock For America's ...

    January 24, 2014
    Oil production in the United States increased rapidly from the turn of the 20th century until 1970. It had a lot to do with ...
  27. How I'm Finding 86%, 148%... Even 350% Gains From Tomorrow's ...

    January 24, 2014
    My 2014 has sort of fallen out of the opening gate. I've been battling a tough case of the flu, something that they've ...
  28. The Basics Of Outstanding Shares And The Float

    January 24, 2014
    We go over different types of shares and what investors need to know about them.
  29. Unimpressive Earnings & Emerging Market Scare - Ahead of Wall ...

    January 24, 2014
    This emerging market scare has coincided with the less than reassuring picture emerging from the Q4 earnings season.
  30. Profit From America's Demand For Convenience With This Small-Cap ...

    January 24, 2014
    In our go-go society, convenience is everything. This has extended to every part of our lives, including food and entertainment.#-ad_banner-#In ...
  31. The Best Offense In 2014 Could Be A Big Dose Of Defense

    January 24, 2014
    With the one of the major hurdles out of the way, the aerospace and defense industry continues to be one of the brightest ...
  32. Forget The Fed: Earn An Extra 8% From 2013's #1 Bond Investment

    January 24, 2014
    For as good as 2013 was for stocks, it was equally bad for bonds.#-ad_banner-#Bonds posted their lowest return since 1994. ...
  33. Double The Yield On A 12.8% Yielder?! Here's How

    January 24, 2014
    Real estate prices are rising, and in many cities, are back to where they were before the 2007-2008 housing market crash. ...
  34. This Overlooked Stock Combines Growth And Income

    January 23, 2014
    Have you ever loved a particular product -- but had no clue about the company that made it? #-ad_banner-#​It's easy to ...
  35. Get A 4.5% Dividend From This Little-Known Stock While It's Still ...

    January 23, 2014
    In the investing world, one shareholder's disappointment is often another's opportunity.#-ad_banner-#The stock I ...
  36. A $1.3 Trillion Opportunity Staring Investors Right In The Face

    January 23, 2014
    $1,265,836,000,000.This is the amount of cash that S&P 500 companies (excluding banks and other financial institutions) ...
  37. Q4 Shaping Up to be No Different - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 23, 2014
    The results thus far are not materially different from what we have been seeing in recent quarters.
  38. Is It Safe To Buy These High-Yield Stocks?

    January 23, 2014
    For any investors in search of yield, May 21, 2013, will be remembered for a long time to come.That's the day that Federal ...
  39. Are There Still More Gains For Steel Stocks Ahead?

    January 23, 2014
    The steel sector has rebounded quite nicely over the last few months as investors have looked for value. Given the longer ...
  40. This Stock Is One Of Its Industry's Cheapest -- And Most Generous

    January 23, 2014
    In the notoriously fickle apparel industry, trends can change quickly. For investors who are looking for exposure to the ...
  41. Introduction To Trading Eurodollar Futures

    January 23, 2014
    Introduction to trading eurodollar futures, covering eurodollar time deposits, the history of eurodollars, hedging and speculating ...
  42. Why Americans Still Can't Escape The Recession

    January 23, 2014
    National statistics indicate that the U.S. economy is finally gaining momentum. So why doesn't it feel that way for many ...
  43. Play the Bounce in This Turnaround Story for a Chance at Swift ...

    January 23, 2014
    Shares of troubled Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry (Nasdaq: BBRY) soared more than 9% Tuesday after a Department of ...
  44. Bear of the Day: Family Dollar (FDO) - Bear of the Day

    January 23, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Family Dollar (FDO) - Bear of the Day
  45. Bull of the Day: Spirit Airlines (SAVE) - Bull of the Day

    January 23, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Spirit Airlines (SAVE) - Bull of the Day
  46. What's Wrong with the Earnings Picture? - Earnings Trends

    January 23, 2014
    What's Wrong with the Earnings Picture? - Earnings Trends
  47. How To Earn 30% A Year From Microsoft -- Without Buying A Single ...

    January 22, 2014
    It costs about five times as much to insure a Ferrari than a regular car. That's partly because with top speeds above ...
  48. The Only Strategy You Need For Investing In IPOs

    January 22, 2014
    A few months ago, my colleague Dave Goodboy examined the risks and rewards of what he called "the financial world's ...
  49. How To Collect 9.6% Yields From A Stock Yielding 2.0%

    January 22, 2014
    I can't believe more people aren't taking advantage of this...With bond yields near record lows and traditional income ...
  50. Top Trending Tickers On StockTwits For January 22

    January 22, 2014
    Here's a look at the top tickers trending on StockTwits.com: Coach: Iconic brand losing market share This morning Coach ...
  51. What's Wrong with the Earnings Picture? - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 22, 2014
    Earnings fundamentals aren???t bad, they are just not consistent with a market sitting pretty in record territory.
  52. This Forgotten Market Leader Is Making All The Right Moves

    January 22, 2014
    Roughly a decade ago, technology futurists predicted we'd be living in a paperless world by now. It hasn't happened ...
  53. Starbucks Earnings Preview: Double-Digit EPS, Sales Growth Expected

    January 22, 2014
    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX), which was quick to fix a recently discovered vulnerability with its smartphone app, is scheduled ...
  54. A Sell-Off Means It's Time To Buy Low On This Buyback Monster

    January 22, 2014
    Driven by a surge in e-commerce, low interest rates and accommodative Federal Reserve policy, this stock surged over 46% ...
  55. How To Adjust Your Covered Calls On The Fly For Maximum Profits

    January 22, 2014
    One of the benefits of the covered call strategy is that it is usually a "set and forget" type of approach. By ...
  56. Bull of the Day: Natus Medical (BABY) - Bull of the Day

    January 22, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Natus Medical (BABY) - Bull of the Day
  57. Bear of the Day: Texas Industries (TXI) - Bear of the Day

    January 22, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Texas Industries (TXI) - Bear of the Day
  58. The Next Hottest Shale Play Is Down Under

    January 21, 2014
    The future of shale gas could be located in the “land down under.” Featuring vast unconventional reserves, a stable government ...
  59. As M&A Season Heats Up, 3 Sectors To Target

    January 21, 2014
    For much of the past five years, many companies have been squarely focused on their own operations, using excess cash to ...
  60. Forget Google: This Is The Best Stock For Home Automation

    January 21, 2014
    Consumers are becoming more and more accustomed to being completely connected. We want to control our electronics, adjust ...
  61. High Yields Are Great – But This Is Even Better

    January 21, 2014
    If you'd invested $100,000 in the S&P 500 back in 1982, it would have been worth $2.3 million by the end of 2011. ...
  62. Generate 24% Annual Income With This Internet Toll Keeper

    January 21, 2014
    In most places, swallowing microchips and wearing sensors to monitor back posture wouldn't be cool. But the annual International ...
  63. Earnings Front & Center - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 21, 2014
    The overall tone of the reports this morning is positive, though some guidance is a bit on the soft side.
  64. The Sell-Off In This Misunderstood Stock Spells Opportunity -- ...

    January 21, 2014
    The size and reach of this relatively new industry is astounding. Once written off as just a passing fad for children and ...
  65. This Misunderstood Stock Could Gain 40%

    January 21, 2014
    The size and reach of this relatively new industry is astounding. Once written off as just a passing fad for children and ...
  66. Gold Stock's Breakout Could Spark A Double-Digit Rally

    January 21, 2014
    There has been a lot of strong commentary this month about gold and gold stocks. Major firms are downgrading their outlooks ...
  67. This Gold Stock's Breakout Could Spark A Double-Digit Rally

    January 21, 2014
    There has been a lot of strong commentary this month about gold and gold stocks. Major firms are downgrading their outlooks ...
  68. Telecom Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 21, 2014
    Telecom Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  69. Buy Gold For 60 Cents On The Dollar? Here's How

    January 20, 2014
    After an exceptional five-year run, U.S. stock markets are now touching all-time highs. It follows that stocks here at home ...
  70. Obscure Indicator Confirms Bullish Outlook For Gold

    January 20, 2014
    There will be a number of earnings reports this week, and traders should start focusing on the trend in earnings. That could ...
  71. An 18.1% Yield From Intel?!

    January 20, 2014
    Right now you can earn big, double-digit "Instant Yields" from some of the safest stocks in the world.For example, ...
  72. Earnings in Focus This Week - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 20, 2014
    The focus this week will be on corporate earnings as the 2013 Q4 reporting cycle ramps up, with 69 S&P 500 members are ...
  73. Netflix Earnings Preview: Two Million New Subscribers?

    January 20, 2014
    Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX), which appears to preparing for expansion into Germany and France, is scheduled to report its fourth-quarter ...
  74. These Unique Investments Could Be Big Winners In 2014

    January 20, 2014
    Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have changed the face of investing.#-ad_banner-#​First launched in 1993, the ETF industry has ...
  75. These 'Crazy' ETFs Could Be Big Winners In 2014

    January 20, 2014
    Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have changed the face of investing.#-ad_banner-#​First launched in 1993, the ETF industry has ...
  76. George Soros And John Paulson Own This Stock. Should You?

    January 20, 2014
    There's nothing like not getting your package delivered in time for Christmas.#-ad_banner-#​This happened to a number ...
  77. Dividend Investors: Follow This 1 Easy Step To Turbocharge Your ...

    January 20, 2014
    The covered call strategy can be a very lucrative approach to investing, especially during periods of uncertainty, when most ...
  78. Bear of the Day: Full House Resorts (FLL) - Bear of the Day

    January 20, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Full House Resorts (FLL) - Bear of the Day
  79. Bull of the Day: Lazard (LAZ) - Bull of the Day

    January 20, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Lazard (LAZ) - Bull of the Day
  80. Verizon Earnings Preview: Double-Digit EPS Growth To Continue?

    January 19, 2014
    Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), which won a victory in the U.S. Court of Appeals last week in a case about whether the ...
  81. The Alphabet Soup Of Stocks

    January 19, 2014
    Are the countless stock categories leaving you puzzled? Here we help you sort through the confusion.
  82. Could The Mortgage REITs Be A Buy In 2014?

    January 17, 2014
    While the fear of rising rates has many mortgage REITs share prices singing the blues, those recent plunges do offer up some ...
  83. Forget The Headlines, This Stock Is A Long-Term Buy

    January 17, 2014
    There are overreactions in the stock market all the time, leading to mispriced securities. This happens as investors tend ...
  84. Could A 'Left For Dead' Stock Be The Comeback Pick Of The Year?

    January 17, 2014
    If you were a regular watcher of the business news channels in the spring of 2011, you couldn't escape one of the hottest, ...
  85. 14% Yields From A Country Where Dividends Are Required By Law

    January 17, 2014
    It's a country that rarely gets any mention by the mainstream financial media.Sure, you hear about India, China, Russia, ...
  86. Are Earnings Really Bad? - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 17, 2014
    Results aren't that different from what we have been seeing in recent quarters, but many expected something better given ...
  87. My Favorite Pharma Stock Is Stronger Than Ever

    January 17, 2014
    What do you call 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day for the next 20 years? If you're a big pharmaceutical company, ...
  88. Are The Hated Gold Miners Finally A Buy?

    January 17, 2014
    Over the last year, the gold miners have been one of the worst performing sectors. However, falling stock prices have led ...
  89. Why Do Companies Care About Their Stock Prices?

    January 17, 2014
    Read on to learn more about the nature of stocks and the true meaning of ownership.
  90. This Recent Spin-Off Has 20% Upside

    January 17, 2014
    Who doesn't love to indulge with a sweet treat every now and then? (Especially when it's chocolate...) #-ad_banner-#​The ...
  91. The Simple Win-Win Strategy For Taming Risk In Your Portfolio

    January 17, 2014
    Risk is a fundamental part of investing. It might be easiest to understand by using bonds as an example.#-ad_banner-#​With ...
  92. Bear of the Day: SodaStream (SODA) - Bear of the Day

    January 17, 2014
    Bear of the Day: SodaStream (SODA) - Bear of the Day
  93. Bull of the Day: Finisar (FNSR) - Bull of the Day

    January 17, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Finisar (FNSR) - Bull of the Day
  94. Uninspiring Start to Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    January 17, 2014
    Uninspiring Start to Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  95. Some Cracks in the Q4 Armor? - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 16, 2014
    The earnings backdrop for today's trading action is a little less reassuring than was the case the last few trading sessions.
  96. Machinery Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 16, 2014
    Machinery Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  97. A Disappointing Jobs Report: 3 Investing Takeaways

    January 15, 2014
    Despite a big drop in the unemployment rate, last Friday’s non-farm payroll report was a huge disappointment.The unemployment ...
  98. Positive Start to Earnings Season - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 15, 2014
    Thanks to the Finance sector, the Q4 earnings season is off to a strong start.
  99. Comparing Five Years of Alternative Weighting Methodologies

    January 15, 2014
    With more than 1,500 ETFs available on the market today, investors have grown comfortable with utilizing some of the more ...
  100. Bull of the Day: Havertys (HVT) - Bull of the Day

    January 15, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Havertys (HVT) - Bull of the Day
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  2. What $200,000 Will Buy In The Atlanta Real Estate Market

    Atlanta housing prices are up from last year, but they're still lower than the national median. ...
  3. Bubble Bursting? Only For Biotech & Internet Stocks

    The recent sluggish performance of U.S. stocks is leading some market watchers to question ...
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  5. What Is Worse Than Being At Risk?

    You may have heard the old adage: “What is worse than being lost? Not knowing you are lost.” ...
  6. Can Paying Off Your Mortgage Early Hurt Your Net Worth?

    Saving your money and making double or even triple payments on a mortgage may sound productive, ...
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