Analysis & Opinions

  1. 4 Popular Technology Stocks in 2015 (FB, NFLX)

    December 23, 2015
    Discover the four most popular tech stocks of 2015, including the well-loved purveyor of trendy and functional high-end electronics, ...
  2. Yahoo: An Activist Investment Analysis (YHOO)

    December 23, 2015
    Learn about recent investor activism related to Yahoo. Find out which activist investor is involved, what it is recommending ...
  3. Top 3 NASDAQ-Listed Stocks for 2016 (AAPL, GILD)

    December 23, 2015
    Learn about the top stocks listed on the NASDAQ for 2016. See how Netflix stock has risen dramatically in 2015 and could ...
  4. Why Is Amazon Trying to Become a UPS?

    December 23, 2015
    According to reports, Amazon is developing its own logistics system. Why?
  5. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Software Stocks for 2016 (LXFT, FEYE)

    December 23, 2015
    Learn about the future of business and application software companies, and which five mid-cap software stocks to research ...
  6. Why Is Google Developing A Mobile Messaging App?

    December 23, 2015
    Google is reported to be developing its a mobile messaging app. Considering that it already has hangouts and Gchat, why is ...
  7. 3 ETFs that are Top Bets for Retirement in 2016 (SCHZ, VYM)

    December 23, 2015
    Look at three ETFs that retirees or near-retirees should consider heading into 2016, and why it's important to consider both ...
  8. Is Costco Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (COST)

    December 23, 2015
    Understand why shares of Costco are better suited for investments in a traditional individual retirement account as opposed ...
  9. Sears's 3 Key Financial Ratios (SHLD)

    December 23, 2015
    Understand how negative numbers related to Sears' sales, earnings and shareholders' equity may help explain the company's ...
  10. TNA: Direxion Small Cap Bull 3X ETF

    December 23, 2015
    Read about a triple-leveraged exchange-traded fund that aims for 300% of the returns of the Russell 2000 Index: the Direxion ...
  11. LABU: Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bull 3X ETF

    December 23, 2015
    Learn more about the Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bull 3x exchange-traded fund, a new triple-leveraged ETF tracking biotechnology ...
  12. USL: United States 12 Month Oil ETF

    December 23, 2015
    Find out more information about the United States 12 Month Oil ETF, and explore detailed analysis of the characteristics, ...
  13. AAXJ: iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Take an in-depth look at the iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF, an international fund dedicated to Asian equities ...
  14. IJH: iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Learn more about the iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF, and understand how savvy investors might incorporate this ETF into their ...
  15. UGA: United States Gasoline Fund ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Learn about the United States Gasoline Fund, the characteristics of the exchange-traded fund, and the suitability and recommendations ...
  16. EWU: iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Understand how the iShares MSCI United Kingdom exchange-traded fund is managed, how it tracks its benchmark and for whom ...
  17. CMF: iShares Cali AMT-Free Muni Bond ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Learn more about the iShares California AMT-Free Municipal Bond exchange-traded fund, a popular tax-advantaged ETF that dominates ...
  18. DBO: PowerShares DB Oil ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Find out more about the PowerShares DB Oil exchange-traded fund, the characteristics of the ETF and the suitability and recommendations ...
  19. RXI: iShares Globl Consumer Discretionary ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Explore analysis of the iShares Global Consumer Discretionary ETF, and learn about the suitability of this fund that tracks ...
  20. EFA: iShares MSCI EAFE Index ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Discover how the iShares MSCI EAFE Index ETF is managed, and learn which investors may benefit from adding the fund to a ...
  21. INDA: iShares MSCI India ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Learn about the iShares MSCI India exchange-traded fund, which invests in equities of Indian companies and is suitable for ...
  22. BBC: BioShares Biotechnology Clinical Trials ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Learn more about the BioShares Biotechnology Clinical Trials Fund, a new and innovative fund focusing on breakthroughs in ...
  23. Santa’s Naughty Stock List of 2015

    December 22, 2015
    It's that time of year where Santa Claus finds out who's been naughty or nice. Here are some companies on the naughty list.
  24. EWT: iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Take a look at the largest Taiwan ETF: BlackRock's iShares MSCI Taiwan. Learn how investors can best apply EWT to their overall ...
  25. FLOT: iShares Floating Rate Bond ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Explore detailed analysis and information of the iShares Floating Rate Bond ETF, and learn how to use this ETF as a defense ...
  26. IVV: iShares S&P 500 ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Find out more about the iShares Core S&P 500 Exchange Traded Fund, the characteristics of this ETF and the suitability of ...
  27. 4 Best Beer Stocks for 2016 (BREW, SAM)

    December 22, 2015
    Learn about the top four beer stocks for 2016 and how to continue capitalizing on the craft beer revolution and merging macro ...
  28. 6 Low-Fee Franklin Templeton Mutual Funds (BEN)

    December 22, 2015
    Learn about six Franklin Templeton funds with low expense ratios and the key characteristics of each fund including total ...
  29. SPY: SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Find out more about the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust, the characteristics of the exchange traded fund and the suitability of investing ...
  30. SQQQ: ProShares UltraPro Short QQQ ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Take a closer look at the ProShares UltraPro Short QQQ ETF, a small, inverse-leveraged ETF that relies on a poor performance ...
  31. UCO: ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Find out more about the ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil ETF, the characteristics of UCO and the suitability and recommendations ...
  32. IBB: iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Learn about the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology exchange-traded fund, which offers one of the most diversified ways of investing ...
  33. SLV: iShares Silver Trust ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Learn about the iShares Silver Trust, an exchange-traded fund that invests primarily in silver and is affected by risks unique ...
  34. VDE: Vanguard Energy ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Discover the type of investment strategy the Vanguard Energy ETF follows, and learn why it may be an appropriate addition ...
  35. USO: United States Oil Fund ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Find out more about the United States Oil Fund, the characteristics of USO, and the suitability and recommendations of the ...
  36. BIB: ProShares Ultra Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Find out information about the ProShares Ultra Nasdaq Biotechnology exchange-traded fund, and learn detailed analysis of ...
  37. FBT: First Trust NYSE Arca Biotech ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Learn more about the First Trust NYSE Arca Biotechnology Fund, a highly rated exchange-traded fund in the biotech space.
  38. Is Rite Aid Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (RAD)

    December 22, 2015
    Find out if Rite Aid stock is suitable for an IRA investment. Learn about RAD's financial outlook and whether a traditional ...
  39. Top 5 Companies Owned By Pepsi (PEP)

    December 22, 2015
    Discover the top five companies and partnerships and the respective brands that have propelled the growth of PepsiCo during ...
  40. 3 Passive Index Funds That Are Top Bets for Retirement in 2016 ...

    December 22, 2015
    Read about appropriate passive index funds for those who are approaching retirement. Learn how passive index funds allow ...
  41. 3 Reasons Wal-Mart's Doing Better Than it Seems (WMT)

    December 22, 2015
    Wal-Mart's stock is down by over 30% this year, but its underlying business may be in better shape than you'd think.
  42. GDX: Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Learn about Market Vectors Gold Miners, one of the most volatile ETFs in the market, which fell 75% from 2011 to 2015 after ...
  43. BIV: Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Find out about the Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond ETF, and delve into detailed analysis of this fund that invests in investment-grade ...
  44. The Downtrend In Precious Metals Is Poised To Continue

    December 22, 2015
    Active traders are watching these three charts because the descending trendlines are suggestion that a reversal in the downtrend ...
  45. BKLN: PowerShares Senior Loan ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Read an in-depth analysis of the PowerShares Senior Loan ETF, which is an innovative product tracking the US senior leveraged ...
  46. FGD: First Trust Dow Jones Global Sel Div ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Find out about the First Trust Dow Jones Global Select Dividend Index Fund, and learn detailed information about characteristics ...
  47. J.C. Penney's 3 Key Financial Ratios (JCP)

    December 22, 2015
    Understand why chasing sales without ensuring profitability may be the wrong approach for JCPenney and the negative effects ...
  48. IWF: iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Learn about the iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF, including how the fund is constructed, its holdings and its strong recent ...
  49. TMV: Direxion Daily 20 Year Treasury ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Read about one potent, yet volatile, way to bet on rising interest rates -- the Direxion Daily 20 Year Plus Treasury Bear ...
  50. Is Apple Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (AAPL)

    December 22, 2015
    Discover the taxation structures of traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs, and five reasons why Apple is a suitable stock to add ...
  51. The World's Top 10 Biotechnology Companies (JNJ, ROG.VX)

    December 22, 2015
    Learn how the marriage of science and technology is changing the world of medicine and creating some of the largest multinational ...
  52. Nike Looks Good Going Into Its Quarterly Earnings Call

    December 22, 2015
    Will Nike continue to just do it this earnings quarter as well?
  53. CURE: Direxion Daily Healthcare Bull 3X ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Learn about the Direxion Daily Healthcare Bull. This is a leveraged ETF that tracks the health care sector, which is a leader ...
  54. PRF: PowerShares FTSE RAFI US 1000 ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Find out about the PowerShares FTSE RAFI U.S. 1000 ETF, and explore detailed analysis of the fund that invests in undervalued ...
  55. NetApp Shares Get Crushed on SolidFire Acquisition (NTAP)

    December 22, 2015
    Shares of data storage specialist NetApp are getting hammered Tuesday, plummeting as much as 8.6% to a new 52-week low of ...
  56. 3 REITs that Are Top Bets for Retirement in 2016 (HCP, O)

    December 22, 2015
    Learn more about three real estate investment trusts (REITs) that would be the best bets for boosting your retirement income ...
  57. Twitter Stock Flies Higher on Drone Patent

    December 22, 2015
    With Twitter lacking a dedicated CEO, I wouldn't bet my own money that a drone will make any difference in the next 12 to ...
  58. The Top 5 Silver ETFs for 2016 (SIVR, SIL)

    December 22, 2015
    Check out the top five exchange-traded funds for 2016 that offer investors direct exposure to the silver market in the metals ...
  59. DBE: PowerShares DB Energy ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Explore information about the PowerShares DB Energy Fund ETF, and learn how investors utilize it to obtain exposure to the ...
  60. RWX: SPDR Dow Jones International RelEst ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Learn how the SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate exchange-traded fund (ETF) is managed and for whom the ETF is most ...
  61. Facebook's 3 Most Profitable Lines of Business (FB)

    December 22, 2015
    Looks at which of Facebook's business segments account for the largest portion of its revenue and which are likely to do ...
  62. SBIO: ALPS Medical Breakthroughs ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Learn more about a unique and innovative exchange-traded fund (ETF) in the biotechnology industry: the ALPS Medical Breakthroughs ...
  63. Amazon and Target Win Big With Online Deals (AMZN, TGT)

    December 22, 2015
    This holiday season saw a surge in online and mobile sales. Among the biggest winners were Amazon and Target.
  64. IHF: iShares US Healthcare ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Learn about the iShares U.S. Healthcare exchange-traded fund, which invests in a wide range of health care providers, hospitals ...
  65. ICF: iShares Cohen & Steers REIT ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Take an in-depth look a the iShares Cohen & Steers REIT ETF, a highly concentrated fund in the U.S. real estate market.
  66. IGOV: iShares International Treasury Bond ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Find out about the iShares International Treasury Bond ETF, and explore detailed information about this fund that focuses ...
  67. XLF: Select Sector Financial SPDR ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Find out more about the Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund, the characteristics of the exchange traded fund, and the suitability ...
  68. A Self-Driving Car Made by Google and Ford

    December 22, 2015
    According to reports, technology behemoth Alphabet Inc. is said to be in talks with automobile company Ford Motor Co. to ...
  69. The Force Won't Save Disney From ESPN Losses

    December 22, 2015
    It would seem, the epic flick Star Wars is no match for the epic fail that has become of DIS stock.
  70. Will Christmas Shoppers Cheer Retailers?

    December 22, 2015
    Last minute Christmas shopping accounts for 40% of the season's sales. How will it turn out for major retailers this year? ...
  71. Chipotle Shares hit 52-week Low on New Outbreak

    December 22, 2015
    On Monday, the share price of Chipotle Mexican Grill plunged by 3.54% to hit its lowest level in the last year.
  72. PPH: Market Vectors Pharmaceutical ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Read about one of the best-performing ETFs in the health care sector since 2012: the Market Vectors Pharmaceutical ETF (PPH) ...
  73. IXJ: iShares Global Healthcare ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Learn more about the iShares Global Healthcare exchange-traded fund which tracks the health care segment of the S&P Global ...
  74. EWY: iShares MSCI South Korea Capped ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Take an in-depth look at the iShares MSCI South Korea Capped exchange-traded fund, which is the largest and most secure South ...
  75. OIH: Market Vectors Oil Services ETF

    December 22, 2015
    Take a deeper look at the Market Vectors Oil Services exchange-traded fund, a Van Eck product that tracks the performance ...
  76. MTK: SPDR Morgan Stanley Technology ETF

    December 21, 2015
    Find out about the SPDR Morgan Stanley exchange-traded fund, and learn detailed information about its characteristics, suitability ...
  77. Is Cisco Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (CSCO)

    December 21, 2015
    Learn about long-term prospects for Cisco shares and the general investment thesis. Find out if the stock is better suited ...
  78. Will Crude Oil Recover In 2016? (USO, OIH)

    December 21, 2015
    A historic supply imbalance may resolve in 2016, allowing crude oil to recover lost ground.
  79. 3 Things to Watch in ConAgra's Earnings

    December 21, 2015
    Food giant ConAgra Foods reports earnings before market opens tomorrow. Here are three things you should consider in its ...
  80. Is It Time To Buy Natural Gas? (UNG)

    December 21, 2015
    Natural gas stands to benefit greatly from the next commodity complex recovery wave.
  81. The Top 5 Restaurant Stocks for 2016 (CMG, DNKN)

    December 21, 2015
    Discover the top five restaurant stocks expected to grow in 2016, with a summary, growth outlook and price target for each ...
  82. The Top 5 Dividend Paying Software Stocks for 2016 (MSFT, INFY)

    December 21, 2015
    Find out which five dividend-paying stocks in the software sector can bring the best yields and growth potential to your ...
  83. Analyzing Coca-Cola's Return on Equity (KO)

    December 21, 2015
    Understand the various factors causing Coca-Cola's recent decline in its return on equity ratio and how it compares to its ...
  84. Delta Bets On Its Punctuality. Will it Work? (DAL)

    December 21, 2015
    Examine Delta's new marketing effort based on its on-time performance in terms of how much it is likely to benefit the airline.
  85. These Weak Stocks Can Provide Good Short Trades

    December 21, 2015
    These are some of the weakest stocks in one of the weakest sectors; a scenario that typically provides excellent short trades.
  86. Why a Perfect Storm Is Brewing in Healthcare (and Healthcare ...

    December 21, 2015
    A look at the immediate and long-term effects of Obamacare on the U.S. healthcare industry and medical economy.
  87. Pre-Christmas Earnings Coming From Nike, Micron And Few Others

    December 21, 2015
    Wall Street is looking for solid quarterly results from Nike this week. Expectations are lower for earnings from Micron ...
  88. Are These BlackRock's Best Target-Date Funds? (LPRAX, STLAX)

    December 21, 2015
    Are these two BlackRock target-date funds good long-term bets?
  89. Star Wars: The Force Awakens Smashes Records

    December 21, 2015
    Star Wars: The Force Wakens blitzed its way to new box office records. Will it make a difference to Disney's stock market ...
  90. Barron's Recap: The New Microsoft (And How It Could Rise 30% ...

    December 21, 2015
    The cover story in this weekend's Barron's offers a look at the outcome of cultural changes in Satya Nadella's Microsoft. ...
  91. Falling Oil Prices Still a Danger to Stocks

    December 21, 2015
    On Friday, U.S. stock markets, as measured bythe Dow Jones Industrial Average, plunged by 370 points amid falling oil prices ...
  92. The Likely Reasons for Qihoo 360 to Go Private (QIHU, HMIN)

    December 18, 2015
    The list of Chinese stocks trading on American exchanges is getting shorter. The latest company to plan a retreat from these ...
  93. Philip Morris Loses Plain Cigarette Packaging Case

    December 18, 2015
    Anti-smoking activists won a major victory against Philip Morris International (NYSE: PM) in Australia as a Singapore-based ...
  94. PespsiCo Launching Healthy Vending Machines (PEP, KO)

    December 18, 2015
    The push toward healthier foods and beverages -- or at least ones that appear to be better for you -- has hurt both PepsiCo (NYSE: ...
  95. BlackBerry Bounces Back on Strong Q3 Earnings (BBRY, NOK)

    December 18, 2015
    BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) shares soared over 10% on Dec. 18 after the beaten-down smartphone maker posted third quarter ...
  96. Juniper Networks Scrambles to Close "Backdoor" (JNPR, CSCO)

    December 18, 2015
    After discovering what it referred to as "unauthorized code" during an internal review of its ScreenOS operating system, ...
  97. How do I calculate the inventory turnover ratio?

    December 18, 2015
    The inventory turnover ratio is a key measure for evaluating how efficient management is at managing company inventory and ...
  98. The Top 5 Large-Cap Software Stocks for 2016

    December 18, 2015
    Discover the top five large-cap software stocks for 2016, with a summary of each company and what will make the stock appreciate ...
  99. Analyzing General Motors Company's Return on Equity

    December 18, 2015
    Understand General Motors' return on equity (ROE) in recent years and what it tells investors about its overall performance ...
  100. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Chesapeake Energy Stock

    December 18, 2015
    Learn the biggest risks to investing in Chesapeake Energy Corporation. Discover the company's financial ratios and other ...
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