Analysis & Opinions

  1. 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
  2. What's Wrong with the Earnings Picture? - Earnings Trends

    January 23, 2014
    What's Wrong with the Earnings Picture? - Earnings Trends
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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.
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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% ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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. ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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.
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. Telecom Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 21, 2014
    Telecom Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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, ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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
  35. Bull of the Day: Lazard (LAZ) - Bull of the Day

    January 20, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Lazard (LAZ) - Bull of the Day
  36. 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 ...
  37. The Alphabet Soup Of Stocks

    January 19, 2014
    Are the countless stock categories leaving you puzzled? Here we help you sort through the confusion.
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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, ...
  41. 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, ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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, ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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.
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. Bear of the Day: SodaStream (SODA) - Bear of the Day

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

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

    January 17, 2014
    Uninspiring Start to Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  51. 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.
  52. Machinery Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 16, 2014
    Machinery Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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.
  55. 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 ...
  56. Bull of the Day: Havertys (HVT) - Bull of the Day

    January 15, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Havertys (HVT) - Bull of the Day
  57. Bear of the Day: Stage Stores (SSI) - Bear of the Day

    January 15, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Stage Stores (SSI) - Bear of the Day
  58. Will These 3 Laggard Stocks Outperform In 2014?

    January 14, 2014
    The best performing stocks in the S&P 500 in the past year have been Netflix, Micron Technology, Best Buy, Delta Airlines ...
  59. Playing The Latin American Divide

    January 14, 2014
    While investors tend to lump all of Latin America together into one cohesive unit, the truth is there is a pretty big divide ...
  60. A Reassuring Backdrop - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 14, 2014
    The favorable retail reading is particularly notable as it maintains the persistent recent positive momentum.
  61. 4 Contrarian ETF Plays for 2014

    January 14, 2014
    After broad markets put in a phenomenal 2013, bullish sentiment prevailed on Wall Street and with investors. With that bull ...
  62. Bear of the Day: Rayonier (RYN) - Bear of the Day

    January 14, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Rayonier (RYN) - Bear of the Day
  63. Bull of the Day: Waddell & Reed (WDR) - Bull of the Day

    January 14, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Waddell & Reed (WDR) - Bull of the Day
  64. Insurance Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 14, 2014
    Insurance Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  65. 3 Reasons the Dollar Should Strengthen This Year

    January 13, 2014
    Last week, the greenback posted its largest daily gain in five months, and now many investors are asking me about my outlook ...
  66. Stocks Need the Earnings Catalyst - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 13, 2014
    Investors need validation of the market???s strong gains last year through an improved corporate earnings outlook.
  67. Short Interest Swings In Semiconductor Stocks (BRCM, MXIM, MU)

    January 13, 2014
    Among the leading semiconductor stocks, Broadcom (NASDAQ: MU) saw the most significant swings in short interest between the ...
  68. ETF Winners & Losers from the Ben Bernanke Era

    January 13, 2014
    Though some may not agree with the central bank’s economic policies, there is no denying that Federal Reserve Chairman ...
  69. ETFdb Weekly Watchlist: XRT, XLI, XHB Hinge On Retail, Philly ...

    January 13, 2014
    U.S. equities ended on a sour note last week as worse-than-expected labor data weighed heavily on the markets. Nonfarm Payrolls ...
  70. Bear of the Day: Ruby Tuesday (RT) - Bear of the Day

    January 13, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Ruby Tuesday (RT) - Bear of the Day
  71. Bull of the Day: Southwest Airlines (LUV) - Bull of the Day

    January 13, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Southwest Airlines (LUV) - Bull of the Day
  72. Celgene, Dendreon Lead Short Interest Trend In Biotechs (BMRN, ...

    January 11, 2014
    The number of shares sold short in leading biotech and emerging pharmaceutical companies mostly declined between the December ...
  73. Jobs Report - Weather or Not? - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 10, 2014
    This morning's surprisingly weak U.S. jobs report runs counter to all recent economic data.
  74. 7 Articles ETF Investors Must Read: 1/10

    January 10, 2014
    U.S. equities got off to a rocky start this week, as markets continued to struggle to find a definitive direction in the ...
  75. Oil: A Big Investment With Big Tax Breaks

    January 10, 2014
    Oil and gas investments can provide unmatched deduction potential for accredited investors.
  76. State Street Launches 3 New Active Equity ETFs (SYG, SYE, SYV)

    January 10, 2014
    This week has seen plenty of activity on the ETF front, with issuers lining up to make a splash in 2014. Earlier, EGShares ...
  77. Bear of the Day: Global Geophysical Services (GGS) - Bear of ...

    January 10, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Global Geophysical Services (GGS) - Bear of the Day
  78. Bull of the Day: Affymetrix (AFFX) - Bull of the Day

    January 10, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Affymetrix (AFFX) - Bull of the Day
  79. A Better Economy May Not Necessarily Be Better For Stocks

    January 9, 2014
    In a post last week, I explained why the interaction of two factors that defined the market last year – significant multiple ...
  80. The Importance Of The Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI)

    January 9, 2014
    The PMI is the headline indicator in the ISM Manufacturing Report on Business, an influential monthly survey of purchasing ...
  81. Jobs Numbers, Fed Minutes and Earnings - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 9, 2014
    All of this is prompting positive revisions to Q4 GDP estimates, which have moved up to almost +3%.
  82. EG Shares Launches Suite of Fixed Income ETFs; First Trust Debuts ...

    January 9, 2014
    With Wall Street wrapping up its first full week of trading in 2014, the ETF industry is already gearing up for what hopefully ...
  83. Bear of the Day: Uni-Pixel (UNXL) - Bear of the Day

    January 9, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Uni-Pixel (UNXL) - Bear of the Day
  84. Mining (Ferrous & Non Ferrous) Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry ...

    January 9, 2014
    Mining (Ferrous & Non Ferrous) Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  85. Bull of the Day: Synaptics (SYNA) - Bull of the Day

    January 9, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Synaptics (SYNA) - Bull of the Day
  86. Fed’s Yellen Risks Inflation Spiral With Unemployment Target

    January 9, 2014
    The Fed may be treading on dangerous ground by lowering its unemployment target for determining when to end the central bank's ...
  87. How High Can US Stocks Go this Year?

    January 8, 2014
    2013 was a great year for stocks, but less so for earnings. As a result, equity valuations rose sharply. Given higher multiples ...
  88. Biotech Stock Roundup: Amgen Data Looks Good, CANF Tumbles - ...

    January 8, 2014
    Biotech Stock Roundup: Amgen Data Looks Good, CANF Tumbles - Industry Outlook
  89. Adding to the Optimism - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 8, 2014
    This morning's positive ADP jobs report confirms the recent run of favorable economic readings.
  90. Active ETFs That Beat The Market In 2013

    January 8, 2014
    The ETF universe continues to expand in size and popularity as more and more investors have grown comfortable with utilizing ...
  91. Bear of the Day: NQ Mobile (NQ) - Bear of the Day

    January 8, 2014
    Bear of the Day: NQ Mobile (NQ) - Bear of the Day
  92. Bull of the Day: Herbalife (HLF) - Bull of the Day

    January 8, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Herbalife (HLF) - Bull of the Day
  93. A Look Ahead at 2014

    January 7, 2014
    Last week, I shared my annual look back at how my 2013 economic and investment calls fared. Now, as we head into 2014, it’s ...
  94. There’s Still Room For Dividends In Your Portfolio

    January 7, 2014
    When the Fed decided to begin tapering, it sent shockwaves throughout the dividend stock sector. However, those “shockwaves” ...
  95. Is the Growth Momentum for Real? - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 7, 2014
    The monthly trade data isn't really a market mover, but that???s all we have on today???s data docket.
  96. 13 Wild ETF Charts from 2013

    January 7, 2014
    2013 was largely dominated by a relentless bull market that saw the S&P 500 notch a gain of more than 30%, its best year ...
  97. Bull of the Day: Amazon (AMZN) - Bull of the Day

    January 7, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Amazon (AMZN) - Bull of the Day
  98. Bear of the Day: Darden (DRI) - Bear of the Day

    January 7, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Darden (DRI) - Bear of the Day
  99. Q4 Earnings Season Gets Underway - Earnings Trends

    January 7, 2014
    Q4 Earnings Season Gets Underway - Earnings Trends
  100. MedTech Industry Stock Update - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 7, 2014
    MedTech Industry Stock Update - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
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