Analysis & Opinions

  1. The 2 Best Global Investments To Own, Hands Down

    April 18, 2014
    Over the past half decade, the exchange-traded fund (ETF) industry has caught the mutual fund industry off-guard. The assets ...
  2. Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Gold Standard

    April 18, 2014
    Many feel that with the instability that occurred in the first decade of the 21st century, some form of the gold standard ...
  3. The 'Boring' Fund That Keeps Crushing The Market

    April 18, 2014
    The old saying "You get what you pay for" doesn't necessarily hold true for mutual funds. #-ad_banner-#Lots of funds that ...
  4. 3 Oilfield Stocks For Value And Growth

    April 18, 2014
    The market seems to be in upheaval this year, yet the S&P is only down 1% year to date. So what's going on? #-ad_banner-#Simply ...
  5. This 'Old Guard' Tech Stock Keeps Surprising On The Upside

    April 18, 2014
    With each earnings season comes an avalanche of corporate news, and not coincidentally, an abundance of high-probability ...
  6. This 'Old Guard' Tech Stock Keeps Beating Expectations

    April 18, 2014
    With each earnings season comes an avalanche of corporate news, and not coincidentally, an abundance of high-probability ...
  7. 3 Mid-Cap Stocks With Fast-Growing Dividends

    April 17, 2014
    Because no one can predict the future with 100% accuracy, spotting tomorrow's best income-producing blue-chip stocks today ...
  8. Wells Fargo In Good Shape, But The Street Knows It

    April 17, 2014
    There are worse things than owning a quality well-run business that Wall Street knows is well-run, but it isn't often a source ...
  9. Ginnie Mae To Big Banks: Show Us Your Mortgages. But Can They?

    April 17, 2014
    The Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) recently discovered that Bank of America (NYSE: National Mortgage ...
  10. Drugstore Wars: Walgreen Vs. CVS

    April 17, 2014
    I hope I'm not dating myself too much, but I remember when the neighborhood chain drugstore was almost a one-stop shop for ...
  11. Is This The Oil Play Of The Century?

    April 17, 2014
    Every now and again, an opportunity comes along that turns unsuspecting, normal people into overnight millionaires. #-ad_banner-#Such ...
  12. Binary Options Trading Volume On Nadex On Track To Grow 400% ...

    April 17, 2014
    In 2013 Nadex grew over 100% year over year. According to the most recent results, the volume is expanding even faster ...
  13. Earnings Reflect a Frigid Q1 - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 17, 2014
    It's looking more and more like we???re going to have to wait yet another quarter for real earnings growth to take hold.
  14. Need Proof That Buybacks Work? Check Out These Stocks

    April 17, 2014
    America's top two automakers, Ford (NYSE: F) and GM (NYSE : GM), are still trying to get their financial house in order. ...
  15. Forget Tesla -- Earn 39% A Year With This Under-The-Radar Stock

    April 17, 2014
    One of today's most exciting investment themes revolves around the electric car market. At the center of this trend is Tesla ...
  16. Wednesday IPO Review & Sneak-Peek For Thursday, April 17

    April 17, 2014
    Three IPOs hit exchange floors Wednesday, Moelis & Co (NYSE: TRIV). Trading opened with mixed results, seeing Moelis ...
  17. Bear of the Day: American Capital (ACAS) - Bear of the Day

    April 17, 2014
    Bear of the Day: American Capital (ACAS) - Bear of the Day
  18. Bull of the Day: Rambus (RMBS) - Bull of the Day

    April 17, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Rambus (RMBS) - Bull of the Day
  19. Pepsi Earnings Preview: Analysts Favor A Refreshing Quarter

    April 16, 2014
    PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) will report its first quarter results early Thursday morning before market open. Analysts are expecting ...
  20. These International Dividend ETFs Are Cheap Cheap Cheap

    April 16, 2014
    For investors the recent market sell-off has created some interesting opportunities. One of the biggest could be those funds ...
  21. Earnings Paper Cuts Impeding J.P. Morgan's Value

    April 16, 2014
    J.P. Morgan is also among the leading credit card companies in the country, it is the largest Visa issuer in the country ...
  22. Why This Natural Gas Game-Changer Has 40% Upside

    April 16, 2014
    From my apartment here in Medellin, Colombia, I can see the sign to a local gas station. The price of gasoline has climbed ...
  23. Billionaires Love These 4 High-Yielders

    April 16, 2014
    They say there is power in numbers, and when it comes to investing like the pros, that sentiment is right on the money. ...
  24. The Earnings Parade Accelerates - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 16, 2014
    More than positive earnings surprises, we need some improvement on the guidance front.
  25. 3 Stocks To Profit From The Gene Therapy Revolution

    April 16, 2014
    Britain's Queen Victoria left an unfortunate legacy: Her descendants, spread across numerous European royal families, all ...
  26. Amid The Biotech Sell-Off, Target This Sector

    April 16, 2014
    Britain's Queen Victoria left an unfortunate legacy: Her descendants, spread across numerous European royal families, all ...
  27. This Unloved Stock Could Pay A 14% 'Dividend' In 4 Weeks

    April 16, 2014
    RadioShack's (NYSE: RSH) brand may be recognizable, but the same cannot be said for its stock. Shares of the once-popular ...
  28. Bull of the Day: SYNNEX (SNX) - Bull of the Day

    April 16, 2014
    Bull of the Day: SYNNEX (SNX) - Bull of the Day
  29. Bear of the Day: ICU Medical (ICUI) - Bear of the Day

    April 16, 2014
    Bear of the Day: ICU Medical (ICUI) - Bear of the Day
  30. Q1 Earnings Season Off to a Weak Start - Earnings Trends

    April 16, 2014
    Q1 Earnings Season Off to a Weak Start - Earnings Trends
  31. Aerospace & Defense Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 15, 2014
    Aerospace & Defense Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook
  32. Beware Of Overreaching For Yield

    April 15, 2014
    With rates likely “low for long,” the stretch for yield looks set to continue, though investors should be cautious before ...
  33. Banking Perks for the Rich That Will Make You Green With Envy

    April 15, 2014
    Famous faces are known for getting mountains of free stuff and special treatment. And the bank is no exception. Forget cars, ...
  34. 3 Heavily Shorted Stocks That Could Plunge

    April 15, 2014
    As the market surged ever higher over the past five years, short sellers were knocked off their game. #-ad_banner-#Every ...
  35. Are Your Stocks Heading For A Plunge? This One Number Could Tell ...

    April 15, 2014
    As the market surged ever higher over the past five years, short sellers were knocked off their game. #-ad_banner-#Every ...
  36. How To Profit From The End Of Momentum

    April 15, 2014
    "The times, they are a-changing." #-ad_banner-#Watching the stock market closely over the last week brought Bob Dylan's ...
  37. 3 Time-Tested Ways To Beat The Market Every Year

    April 15, 2014
    I probably don't have to tell you this, but the odds are stacked against you when it comes to "beating the market." By nearly ...
  38. Miss Out On These Hot IPOs? Here's Your Second Chance

    April 15, 2014
    The trading action of 2014 thus far has been truly strange. A hot IPO market led to many impressive one-day gains for newly ...
  39. Earnings Outlook is the Key Factor - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 15, 2014
    My sense is that it will be very hard for the stock market to get its mojo back unless the earnings outlook improves.
  40. 5 Main Drawbacks of ETFs

    April 15, 2014
    ETFs have exploded in popularity, but Ed Devcic details five disadvantages that investors and traders must be aware of ...
  41. Bull of the Day: Lazard (LAZ) - Bull of the Day

    April 15, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Lazard (LAZ) - Bull of the Day
  42. Bear of the Day: Mitcham (MIND) - Bear of the Day

    April 15, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Mitcham (MIND) - Bear of the Day
  43. Bubble Bursting? Only For Biotech & Internet Stocks

    April 14, 2014
    The recent sluggish performance of U.S. stocks is leading some market watchers to question whether we’re witnessing the bursting ...
  44. Use Knock-Out Options To Lower The Cost of Hedging

    April 14, 2014
    Unlike a plain-vanilla call or put option where the only price defined is the strike price, a knock-out option has to specify ...
  45. Markets Falling? Get Your Defense Ready

    April 14, 2014
    The stock market is getting whacked. The question now for many investors is, what to do about it. The first thing to ...
  46. A Global Infrastructure Boom Is Afoot -- Here's How To Play It

    April 14, 2014
    Some of the best investments are right in front of us every day. Yet they're often overlooked because they're so much a part ...
  47. 5 Wall Street Insider Tips To Multiply Your Dividends

    April 14, 2014
    In all my years in the market, I've never heard of such an incredible track record. The IPO prospectus from high-frequency ...
  48. It's Time To Load Up On This 'Hated' Energy Resource

    April 14, 2014
    In investing, it's easy to get carried away with chasing the latest trends and the newest companies. I've found another (and ...
  49. Intel Earnings Preview: A First Look At Semiconductors

    April 14, 2014
    Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), which has set its sights on wearable technology, gaming and the Internet of Things in its effort to ...
  50. Q1 Earnings in Focus - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 14, 2014
    A lot is riding on the Q1 earnings season which ramps up this week, with more than 50 S&P 500 companies reporting results. ...
  51. Hedge Funds Love These 3 Pharma Stocks

    April 14, 2014
    In 2012, the star performer among sectors was the financial sector. In 2013, it was consumer discretionary stocks. For 2 ...
  52. Get 15% Upside With This Europe-Focused Investment

    April 14, 2014
    You can't keep the Old World down. That's the conclusion I've come to after seeing the big surge over the past two months ...
  53. Bear of the Day: Sotheby's (BID) - Bear of the Day

    April 14, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Sotheby's (BID) - Bear of the Day
  54. Bull of the Day: BitAuto Holdings (BITA) - Bull of the Day

    April 13, 2014
    Bull of the Day: BitAuto Holdings (BITA) - Bull of the Day
  55. Investors Are Making This Classic Mistake Again

    April 11, 2014
    When the financial news website MarketWatch.com went public in January 1999, it registered one of the largest one-day gains ...
  56. How To 'Putin-Proof' Your Portfolio

    April 11, 2014
    In one classic "Seinfeld" episode, Kramer and Newman are embroiled in an epic game of Risk -- in which they actually carry ...
  57. Intel Working Through A Difficult Transition

    April 11, 2014
    Chip giant Intel continues to work through a challenge that most leading tech companies fac in their corporate lives – what ...
  58. The U.S. Consumer Rebound Is Coming -- Here's How To Profit

    April 11, 2014
    It's increasingly clear that the polar vortex created havoc for retailers. As the snow piled up and temperatures plunged, ...
  59. A Tale of Two Banks - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 11, 2014
    The strong Wells Fargo (WFC) report is unlikely to offset the sour mood created by the big J.P. Morgan (JPM) miss.
  60. Is This Popular 8.2% Yielder A Dividend Trap?

    April 11, 2014
    Like people, companies sometimes fail to adequately manage their finances for so long that something eventually has to give. ...
  61. Tech Is Getting Hammered -- But This Stock Is Red-Hot

    April 11, 2014
    The tech sector has been under fire of late. The large-cap Nasdaq 100 is down 5% over the past month, but it's the smaller ...
  62. Chemical Industry Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 10, 2014
    Chemical Industry Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook
  63. 3 Unloved Gems From The Bargain Bin

    April 10, 2014
    It usually pays to track which stocks are making new 52-week highs and new 52-week lows. #-ad_banner-#The new highs provide ...
  64. Wind Energy Blows Through Records

    April 10, 2014
    While natural gas production continues to break production records, so does renewable energy source wind. Across the U.S., ...
  65. Get A 9.6% Yield With The Best MLP You've Never Heard Of

    April 10, 2014
    Bond investors have a good thing going for them. They finance part of a company's operations in exchange for a return of ...
  66. Winklevoss Interview: Bitcoin Payment System Worth $400 Billion

    April 10, 2014
    The bull case for Bitcoin is often expressed as an estimate of the future value of all Bitcoins in circulation once it reaches ...
  67. How To Find Triple-Digit Winners In Any Economy

    April 10, 2014
    Nick Dreystadt is an unsung hero of American business. In 1933, the engineer knocked on the boardroom door at General Motors ...
  68. An Activist Billionaire Just Bought This Stock -- Should You?

    April 10, 2014
    One of the most popular investing strategies is riding the coattails of deep-pocketed investors, especially activist investors. ...
  69. Is China Slowing Down? - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 10, 2014
    Chinese trade data may not be reliable, but there is plenty of other evidence indicating that the country's economy is slowing ...
  70. Are These Energy Stocks In A Bubble?

    April 10, 2014
    It's an exciting time again for clean energy stocks. #-ad_banner-#To take a couple of examples, the Guggenheim Solar ETF ...
  71. Profit With Less Risk With This Options Strategy

    April 10, 2014
    Capital preservation and minimizing losses should be the most important objectives of any investor or trader. Warren Buffett ...
  72. Bull of the Day: Movado (MOV) - Bull of the Day

    April 10, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Movado (MOV) - Bull of the Day
  73. Bear of the Day: General Motors (GM) - Bear of the Day

    April 10, 2014
    Bear of the Day: General Motors (GM) - Bear of the Day
  74. Banks in Focus as Q1 Earnings Season Ramps Up - Earnings Trends

    April 10, 2014
    Banks in Focus as Q1 Earnings Season Ramps Up - Earnings Trends
  75. The Latest In College Trends: The Retail Sector

    April 9, 2014
    Sometimes even experienced investors and traders get so bogged down by top-down growth trends that they miss the grassroots ...
  76. Attack Of The Chromebooks: Web-Based Devices That Threaten The ...

    April 9, 2014
    The PC is dead; long live the Chromebook? That's what some industry analysts are saying, as they tout the Chromebook ...
  77. Warning: Do You Own These 'Dot-Bombs'?

    April 9, 2014
    When shares of Big Data firm Splunk (Nasdaq: SPLK) crossed the $100 mark at the end of February, the company had just delivered ...
  78. Forget Tiffany & Co. -- Buy This Jewelry Stock For 25% Upside

    April 9, 2014
    When shopping for jewelry, many shoppers might not be able to afford the little blue box that comes from Tiffany & Co. ...
  79. Forget Tiffany & Co. -- Buy This Stock For 25% Upside

    April 9, 2014
    When shopping for jewelry, many shoppers might not be able to afford the little blue box that comes from Tiffany & Co. ...
  80. 360 Virtual Advisor's Sheldon McIntyre Talks About His Real-Time ...

    April 9, 2014
    Sheldon McIntyre is the founder of 360 Virtual Advisor, an independent, research-based advisory firm focused on the United ...
  81. The Hotel Industry Hates This Company

    April 9, 2014
    It could be argued that Americans have long believed "we are what we own" -- the bigger, the better; the more, ...
  82. Which Blue-Chip Stocks Have The Best Rebound Potential?

    April 9, 2014
    This is a good time to run a large, publicly traded company. Regardless of business conditions, most share prices remain ...
  83. Chart Says This Energy Stock Is Set To Pop

    April 9, 2014
    The energy sector has showed great relative strength in recent weeks. While the broader market has been choppy and momentum ...
  84. Bear of the Day: UTi Worldwide (UTIW) - Bear of the Day

    April 9, 2014
    Bear of the Day: UTi Worldwide (UTIW) - Bear of the Day
  85. Bull of the Day: Southwest Airlines (LUV) - Bull of the Day

    April 9, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Southwest Airlines (LUV) - Bull of the Day
  86. Dot-Com Stocks Are Plunging -- Time To Buy?

    April 8, 2014
    The past month has been tough for tech stocks. The Nasdaq composite index hit a recent peak of 4,358 on March 5 -- but ...
  87. The Only Health Care Stock You Need To Own

    April 8, 2014
    After two market crashes in less than two decades and the current bull market looking to take a breather, investors are rightly ...
  88. Give Yourself More Options With Weekly and Quarterly Options

    April 8, 2014
    Weekly and quarterly options were introduced to give a greater choice of option expirations to investors, and enable them ...
  89. Profit From The Most Common Problem With Mobile Devices

    April 8, 2014
    Cellphones are everywhere -- and everybody has the same problem... #-ad_banner-#Getting the battery on their phones to ...
  90. Do The Womack - Investing Like A Pig Farmer

    April 8, 2014
    Is it possible to invest in a Womackian Fashion over the course of your investing lifetime? As you may recall, Mr. Womack ...
  91. Momentum Stocks or a Momentum Market? - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 8, 2014
    It's not just a few stocks that are in momentum, the entire mar
  92. Brazil Is Making A Comeback -- Here's How To Profit

    April 8, 2014
    At the trading desks in Sao Paolo, Brazil, you can hear a collective sigh of relief. The country's Bovespa market index, ...
  93. This 'Boring' Energy Side Play Could Pop 13%

    April 8, 2014
    In his book "One Up On Wall Street," Peter Lynch said that he loved "boring" stocks because they were ...
  94. U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 8, 2014
    U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook
  95. Bull of the Day: Envision Healthcare (EVHC) - Bull of the Day

    April 8, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Envision Healthcare (EVHC) - Bull of the Day
  96. Bear of the Day: Oil States International (OIS) - Bear of the ...

    April 8, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Oil States International (OIS) - Bear of the Day
  97. This Unloved BRIC Is Winning Back Converts

    April 7, 2014
    At the trading desks in Sao Paolo, Brazil, you can hear a collective sigh of relief. The country's BOVESPSA market index, ...
  98. Apple Vs. Amazon: Which Should You Own?

    April 7, 2014
    I've long been an Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) bear. But we're all capable of change. #-ad_banner-#When AAPL fell more ...
  99. This Chart Is Signaling Weakness Ahead

    April 7, 2014
    The S&P 500, blue-chip Dow industrials and small-cap Russell 2000 were all fractionally higher for the week, but the ...
  100. The Ultimate 'Forever' Investment: A Buy-And-Hold Fund That Never ...

    April 7, 2014
    Although buy-and-hold stock investing has often been harshly criticized since the financial crisis, the backlash has been ...
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