Analysis & Opinions

  1. Connecting the Dots on Fed Policy

    April 24, 2014
    A close look at how the Fed decides which path to follow.
  2. Buffett Has Forgiven This Company -- Should You?

    April 24, 2014
    It's very unlikely anyone will forget the housing bubble, and subsequent financial crisis, anytime soon. And for good reason. ...
  3. You'd Better Know Your High-Frequency Trading Terminology

    April 24, 2014
    The upsurge of investor interest in high-frequency trading (HFT) caused by Michael Lewis’ book “Flash Boys: A Wall Street ...
  4. The Best Credit Card Company You Can Buy

    April 24, 2014
    When a company is referred to as a "poor man's American Express (NYSE: AXP)," it may seem like a backhanded compliment. ...
  5. The Best Credit Card Stock You Can Buy

    April 24, 2014
    When a company is referred to as a "poor man's American Express (NYSE: AXP)," it may seem like a backhanded compliment. ...
  6. Positive Earnings Backdrop - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 24, 2014
    The strong Caterpillar (CAT) earnings report this morning and last evening???s Apple (AAPL) and Facebook (FB) reports provide ...
  7. Forget Bonds -- Buy These 6% Yielders Instead

    April 24, 2014
    With its constant ups and downs, investing in stocks is like a roller-coaster ride. Investing in bonds, on the other hand, ...
  8. Earn 27% With This Beaten-Down Energy Stock

    April 24, 2014
    It has been more than three years since the Fukushima nuclear power plant was crippled by a tsunami, spewing radioactive ...
  9. Bear of the Day: Groupon (GRPN) - Bear of the Day

    April 24, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Groupon (GRPN) - Bear of the Day
  10. Bull of the Day: Dangdang (DANG) - Bull of the Day

    April 24, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Dangdang (DANG) - Bull of the Day
  11. The Economy Is Finally Approaching Lift-Off -- 4 Sectors To Target

    April 23, 2014
    If you live in Southern California and look out on the horizon, you may notice a lot of cargo ships along the coastline these ...
  12. Is The Nanotech Craze Over? Not For These 2 Stocks

    April 23, 2014
    A couple of months ago, the fund planners at Invesco PowerShares closed the book on one of the most unusual chapters in investing ...
  13. How Chevron Found Itself Spanning The Globe

    April 23, 2014
    To most consumers, San Ramon, Calif.-based Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) is little more than a gasoline retailer – a place to ...
  14. Why Stick With Energy Stocks? (Hint: Geopolitical Risk)

    April 23, 2014
    By most fundamental measures, oil prices should be declining. Russ explains why they’re on the rise instead, how this has ...
  15. 3 Stocks The Country's Largest Pension Fund Is Buying

    April 23, 2014
    As we enter earnings season for the first quarter of 2014, we are also seeing a number of 13F filings roll out ahead of the ...
  16. The Country's Largest Pension Fund Is Buying These 3 Stocks

    April 23, 2014
    As we enter earnings season for the first quarter of 2014, we are also seeing a number of 13F filings roll out ahead of the ...
  17. A Flood of Mediocre Earnings Reports - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 23, 2014
    Unless earnings fundamentals have stopped meaning anything in this "new normal," the market's gains appear to be on shaky ...
  18. These Biotech Pioneers Are Now On Sale

    April 23, 2014
    As an investor, there are two things you need to know about the field of biotechnology. First, a number of established and ...
  19. 2 Breakthrough Biotech Stocks Are Now On Sale

    April 23, 2014
    As an investor, there are two things you need to know about the field of biotechnology. First, a number of established and ...
  20. Generate A 4.3% Return While You Wait For Coal's Rebound

    April 23, 2014
    Commodities have dramatically outperformed the broader market so far in 2014. The iPath DJ-UBS Commodity Index Total Return ...
  21. An Improving, But Still Weak Earnings Picture - Earnings Trends

    April 23, 2014
    An Improving, But Still Weak Earnings Picture - Earnings Trends
  22. Homebuilding Stocks: Has Spring Sprung? - Industry Outlook

    April 22, 2014
    Homebuilding Stocks: Has Spring Sprung? - Industry Outlook
  23. BB&T Looks For Loan Growth, Cost-Cuts To Drive Earnings

    April 22, 2014
    Most banks remain stuck in a “hurry up and wait” holding pattern where pressure on net interest margins and weak lending ...
  24. A Crisis vs. THE Crisis: Keep Your Eye on the Ball

    April 22, 2014
    Two of the most notable crises in the past 6-8 months, Ukraine and Syria, both seemed to cause rallies in the gold market.
  25. These Former Tech High-Fliers Are Now Bargains

    April 22, 2014
    When assessing a stock's value, investors often apply a PEG ratio (price-to-earnings divided by the earnings growth rate). ...
  26. 2 Stocks With Huge Insider Buying

    April 22, 2014
    Choosing the right stocks to invest in can be a difficult proposition for even the most sophisticated investor. Today's market ...
  27. What $175,000 Will Buy in the Tampa-St. Pete-Clearwater Real ...

    April 22, 2014
    Prices for Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Fla. area homes are up 13.3% from the same month last year, but the median price ...
  28. This Billionaire Guru Is Loading Up On These 3 Small Stocks

    April 22, 2014
    Market regulations are making it easier for the investing public to scrutinize and learn from the moves of some of the world's ...
  29. Q1 Continues Unimpressively - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 22, 2014
    Excluding the drag from the Finance sector, total earnings would be up +2.8% on +3.3% higher revenues.
  30. Are 'Smart Beta' Investments A Wise Choice?

    April 22, 2014
    A few years ago, the phrase "smart-beta ETFs" barely existed in the investing lexicon. Yet these exchange-traded funds are ...
  31. Are These Trendy Investments Really A Wise Choice?

    April 22, 2014
    A few years ago, the phrase "smart-beta ETFs" barely existed in the investing lexicon. Yet these exchange-traded funds are ...
  32. This '10-Bagger' Still Has Room To Run

    April 22, 2014
    Over the past five years, this company has tripled its revenue. The stock has done even better, increasing from about $5 ...
  33. Already a '10-Bagger,' This Stock Still Has 19% Upside

    April 22, 2014
    Over the past five years, this company has tripled its revenue. The stock has done even better, increasing from about $5 ...
  34. Bear of the Day: RadioShack (RSH) - Bear of the Day

    April 22, 2014
    Bear of the Day: RadioShack (RSH) - Bear of the Day
  35. Bear of the Day: RadioShack (RSH) - Bear of the Day

    April 22, 2014
    Bear of the Day: RadioShack (RSH) - Bear of the Day
  36. How IEX is Combating Predatory Types Of High-Frequency Traders

    April 21, 2014
    IEX is an Alternative Trading System (ATS) that seeks to combat predatory trading, particularly high-frequency trading.
  37. Why I Will NEVER Buy Another Bank Stock

    April 21, 2014
    My grandmother, a schoolteacher, was widowed at a relatively early age. She inherited a relatively small nest egg my grandfather, ...
  38. This Chart Could Signal Whether the Pullback Is Really Over

    April 21, 2014
    All major U.S. indices finished more than 2% higher last week, essentially recouping their losses from a week earlier. Last ...
  39. Get 20% Upside With This 'Recession-Proof' Stock

    April 21, 2014
    The casual dining industry has taken it on the chin over the past half-decade as consumers have been trading down to cheaper ...
  40. A Big Earnings Week Ahead - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 21, 2014
    Earnings will be front and center this week and will determine whether stocks sustain or lose last week's momentum.
  41. Get A Secure 6.3% Yield And Exposure To A New Oil Find With This ...

    April 21, 2014
    Several years ago, when I was looking for exposure to rising oil prices, I spent quite a bit of time searching for bargains ...
  42. Get A Secure 6.3% Yield And A Brand New Oil Play With This Stock

    April 21, 2014
    Several years ago, when I was looking for exposure to rising oil prices, I spent quite a bit of time searching for bargains ...
  43. Thoughts From The Frontline: Every Central Bank For Itself

    April 21, 2014
    Thoughts from the Frontline: Every Central Bank for Itself
  44. Get Paid While You Wait To Buy This Miner At A Discount

    April 21, 2014
    After lagging behind the broader market for more than a year, SPDR S&P Metals & Mining (NYSE: XME) finally hit bottom ...
  45. Bull of the Day: Unit (UNT) - Bull of the Day

    April 21, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Unit (UNT) - Bull of the Day
  46. Bear of the Day: H&R Block (HRB) - Bear of the Day

    April 21, 2014
    Bear of the Day: H&R Block (HRB) - Bear of the Day
  47. Bull of the Day: Smith & Wesson (SWHC) - Bull of the Day

    April 21, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Smith & Wesson (SWHC) - Bull of the Day
  48. Sears And Others Insiders Have Been Buying

    April 20, 2014
    Both Sears Holdings and Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores have seen insider buying lately. So have Aircastle and Opko Health, ...
  49. No Legwork Wednesday – J.C. Penney And The 'No Sale' Debacle

    April 19, 2014
    When it comes to retailing, a company’s success depends as much on properly positioning its products as it does on the actual ...
  50. The LNG Opportunity Keeps Getting Better

    April 18, 2014
    As we continue to unearth a record amount of shale gas, exporting that bounty is quickly taking shape- especially to energy ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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 ...
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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.
  64. 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. ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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
  68. Bull of the Day: Rambus (RMBS) - Bull of the Day

    April 17, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Rambus (RMBS) - Bull of the Day
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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 ...
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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. ...
  74. The Earnings Parade Accelerates - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 16, 2014
    More than positive earnings surprises, we need some improvement on the guidance front.
  75. 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 ...
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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 ...
  78. Bull of the Day: SYNNEX (SNX) - Bull of the Day

    April 16, 2014
    Bull of the Day: SYNNEX (SNX) - Bull of the Day
  79. 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
  80. Q1 Earnings Season Off to a Weak Start - Earnings Trends

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

    April 15, 2014
    Aerospace & Defense Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook
  82. 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 ...
  83. 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, ...
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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 ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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 ...
  88. 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 ...
  89. 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.
  90. 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 ...
  91. Bull of the Day: Lazard (LAZ) - Bull of the Day

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

    April 15, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Mitcham (MIND) - Bear of the Day
  93. 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 ...
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. 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 ...
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. 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 ...
  100. 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. ...
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