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  1. ChartAdvisor for December 1st, 2014

    December 1, 2014
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  2. Soft Reads Overseas, Oil Stays Low - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 1, 2014
    Stocks are indicated to start today's session on the weak side, with soft PMI readings from China and Europe and the spotlight ...
  3. How To Buy Cheaper Shares With Higher Yields... Automatically

    December 1, 2014
    I recently paid $2.89 per gallon for gasoline. I didn't fill up the tank. But I did buy more gas at that price than I did ...
  4. This Boring Automotive Stock Has Double-Digit Breakout Potential

    December 1, 2014
    In "One Up on Wall Street," Peter Lynch told investors that a key principle for finding winning stocks is selecting companies ...
  5. There's Nothing 'Boring' About This Stock's Double-Digit Breakout ...

    December 1, 2014
    In "One Up on Wall Street," Peter Lynch told investors that a key principle for finding winning stocks is selecting companies ...
  6. Bear of the Day: Stone Energy (SGY) - Bear of the Day

    November 30, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Stone Energy (SGY) - Bear of the Day
  7. Bull of the Day: American Airlines (AAL) - Bull of the Day

    November 30, 2014
    Bull of the Day: American Airlines (AAL) - Bull of the Day
  8. Airline Industry: Will Current Headwinds Persist? - Industry ...

    November 30, 2014
    Airline Industry: Will Current Headwinds Persist? - Industry Outlook
  9. Is It the Right Time to Buy Airline Stocks? - Industry Outlook

    November 30, 2014
    Is It the Right Time to Buy Airline Stocks? - Industry Outlook
  10. In the Week Ahead: Technicals Suggest Early December Weakness ...

    November 30, 2014
    All major U.S. stock indices finished in positive territory last week, led by the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100, which gained 2% ...
  11. Insiders At These 4 Companies Are Buying Stock -- Should You?

    November 30, 2014
    As earnings season closed, the window for insiders opened. And they took great advantage of this opportunity, with dozens ...
  12. In the Week Ahead: Technicals Suggest Early December Weakness ...

    November 30, 2014
    All major U.S. stock indices finished in positive territory last week, led by the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100, which gained 2% ...
  13. Although several may try to describe the U.S. stock market as “fairly priced,” value-oriented investors recognize the lofty premium for what it is.

    Where Are Foreing Markets Compared To U.S. Stocks?

    November 28, 2014
    Although several may try to describe the U.S. stock market as “fairly priced,” value-oriented investors recognize the lofty ...
  14. The Final Black Friday? - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 28, 2014
    The reason? Because that pent-up excitement in retail has already been engaged -- on Thanksgiving Day and even the night ...
  15. How long does it take a broker to confirm a trade after it is ...

    November 28, 2014
    Learn about placing trades with a broker and the amount of time required to received confirmation of different types of orders, ...
  16. A Total Stock Market ETF For Any Portfolio

    November 28, 2014
    Utilizing index funds and ETFs, such as Vanguard's VTI, is one of the best ways for the average investor to track the broad ...
  17. This Hated Commodity Could Prove To Be A Valuable Contrarian ...

    November 28, 2014
    The first rule of contrarian investing: "Buy when there's blood in the streets." And the coal sector sure has been hemorrhaging. ...
  18. Insiders Are Scooping Up This Oversold Stock... And So Am I

    November 28, 2014
    One of the most common discussions among investors is whether you can really beat the market and how much information is ...
  19. Bull of the Day: Micron Technology (MU) - Bull of the Day

    November 27, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Micron Technology (MU) - Bull of the Day
  20. Bear of the Day: Hudbay Minerals (HBM) - Bear of the Day

    November 27, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Hudbay Minerals (HBM) - Bear of the Day
  21. The New Global Banking Regulations To Avert Future Crisis

    November 27, 2014
    These are the types of policies that are being developed to minimize the risks posed to the global financial system by banks ...
  22. Traders Fight To Push Corn Prices Higher

    November 27, 2014
    With corn down some 60% since its 2012 high, a recent bounce higher was welcome. But several key resistance levels are suggesting ...
  23. The Little-Known 'Glitch' That Could Lead To 29% Gains By February ...

    November 27, 2014
    The past year has not been great -- generally speaking -- for mining stocks. Just look at the chart below -- it's an index ...
  24. Technicals Make The Case For A 33% Rally In This Biotech

    November 27, 2014
    When it comes to finding stocks that are more likely to go up than down, nobody has a crystal ball. What we do have, however, ...
  25. The iShares FTSE China 25 Index Fund etf has become popular with investors seeking China exposure. Here's why.

    This ETF Offers Easy Access To China's Big Hitters

    November 26, 2014
    The iShares FTSE China 25 Index Fund etf has become popular with investors seeking China exposure. Here's why.
  26. Africa's economic growth and growing stability has gotten the attention of adventurous investors. What kind of ETF or mutual fund options are available?

    Destination Africa: These Funds Offer Easy Access

    November 26, 2014
    Africa's economic growth and growing stability has gotten the attention of adventurous investors. What kind of ETF or mutual ...
  27. Schwab may not be the first company to offer a robo-advisor, but it's sure to make a big splash. Here's what it'll look like.

    Robo-Adviser Wave Gets Big Push From Schwab

    November 26, 2014
    Schwab may not be the first company to offer a robo-advisor, but it's sure to make a big splash. Here's what it'll look like.
  28. In 2014, stock markets traded at record levels and the US IPO market enjoyed activity not seen since the 2000 tech bubble. Here is a snapshot of some of the year’s most successful IPOs.

    5 IPOs That Broke The Markets In 2014

    November 26, 2014
    In 2014, stock markets traded at record levels and the US IPO market enjoyed activity not seen since the 2000 tech bubble. ...
  29. New Data Runs Counter - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 26, 2014
    No major surprises are expected from any of these readings, but this morning's reports run counter to the view that the economy's ...
  30. Alibaba IPO: Why List In the U.S.?

    November 26, 2014
    For companies like Alibaba, a U.S. listing can provide some benefits that they can't find at the exchanges nearer to home. ...
  31. The Corporate Ploy That's Helping These High-Yield Stocks Crush ...

    November 26, 2014
    There was a period of time over the last couple of months where a form of corporate engineering dominated headlines. Apple ...
  32. The Health Insurer Beating 92% Of The Market Is A Screaming 'Buy'

    November 26, 2014
    The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has been in the news a lot lately thanks to the insulting utterances of ...
  33. Bear of the Day: Cimarex Energy (XEC) - Bear of the Day

    November 25, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Cimarex Energy (XEC) - Bear of the Day
  34. Closing the Books on Q3 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    November 25, 2014
    Closing the Books on Q3 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  35. Bull of the Day: Skyworks Solutions (SWKS) - Bull of the Day

    November 25, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Skyworks Solutions (SWKS) - Bull of the Day
  36. How To Invest In The Most Useful Product In America

    November 25, 2014
    It was the summer of 1957. As the Cold War was heating up, the United States raced to develop our nation's first intercontinental ...
  37. Commodities Guru Sees Bullish Markets Ahead

    November 25, 2014
    Roughly seven years ago, commodity prices were surging to record highs as Western economies grew at a decent pace and Asian ...
  38. These stocks have been weak, and despite rallies, investors might be better served by selling or shorting as opposed to buying.

    Time To Take Profits On These 4 Rallying Stocks?

    November 25, 2014
    These stocks have been weak, and despite rallies, investors might be better served by selling or shorting as opposed to buying.
  39. Dow, S&P 500 Little Changed Despite Upward 3Q GDP Revision

    November 25, 2014
    U.S. stocks were little changed as U.S. data showed the economy grew more than previously forecast in the third quarter. ...
  40. Dow, S&P 500 Little Changed Despite Upwards 3Q GDP Revision

    November 25, 2014
    U.S. stocks were little changed as U.S. data showed the economy grew more than previously forecast in the third quarter. ...
  41. Despite a booming market, some IPOs crashed and burned. Sure, going public brings a flood of capital, but it can also expose a company to unpredictable market forces.

    IPO Stinkers: The Biggest IPO FAILS of 2014

    November 25, 2014
    Despite a booming market, some IPOs crashed and burned. Sure, going public brings a flood of capital, but it can also expose ...
  42. With its huge population and booming economy, China is tops for many emerging markets investors. Here's a leveraged ETF for those who want to double down.

    This Leveraged ETF Is For China Bulls

    November 25, 2014
    With its huge population and booming economy, China is tops for many emerging markets investors. Here's a leveraged ETF for ...
  43. Good News: GDP Revised Higher - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 25, 2014
    A very good GDP report will add to the growing conviction that the U.S. economic outlook is on firmer footing.
  44. This Sector Is About To Surprise Investors With A Big Bounce

    November 25, 2014
    Back in 2010, as the U.S. was trying to claw its way out of the financial crisis, unemployment was at 10%, consumer confidence ...
  45. Airline Stocks Soar: Fuel Costs Offset Ebola Scare - Industry ...

    November 24, 2014
    Airline Stocks Soar: Fuel Costs Offset Ebola Scare - Industry Outlook
  46. A Hidden Gem Of Bill Gates' Portfolio Is Now A Bargain

    November 24, 2014
    You know the old saying, "the rich get richer..." Well, when it comes to Bill Gates, it surely is true. He amassed a multi-billion ...
  47. Why Most Americans are Missing This Ridiculously Undervalued ...

    November 24, 2014
    As an American living in Colombia, I have seen firsthand how watching the U.S.-based news feed can skew investor perspectives ...
  48. A Feast of Data This Week - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 24, 2014
    There is no shortage of U.S. data in this holiday-shortened week, with the calendar for the next two days full of market-moving ...
  49. The 'Forever' Investment You Never Realized You Could Own

    November 24, 2014
    I recently finished a brand new report called "The 10 Stocks To Own For The Rest Of Your Life." The title is pretty self-explanatory ...
  50. Bank Stock Could Soar 30% After It Exits the Penalty Box

    November 24, 2014
    Michael Corbat has circled Jan. 5, 2015, on his calendar. That's when his administrative staff at Citigroup (NYSE:C) will ...
  51. What's Weighing on Hotel Stocks? - Industry Outlook

    November 23, 2014
    What's Weighing on Hotel Stocks? - Industry Outlook
  52. Bear of the Day: Invacare Corp (IVC) - Bear of the Day

    November 23, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Invacare Corp (IVC) - Bear of the Day
  53. Bull of the Day: Black Diamond (BDE) - Bull of the Day

    November 23, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Black Diamond (BDE) - Bull of the Day
  54. The Chip Maker Short Sellers Should Be Watching

    November 23, 2014
    Investing in semiconductor stocks is always tricky. Industry cycles can lead to bumps in the road for the bigger players ...
  55. In the Week Ahead: Bulls Have the Green Light Into Early 2015

    November 23, 2014
    All major U.S. stock indices finished in positive territory last week except for the small-cap Russell 2000, which lost ...
  56. Markets End Week On Positive Note As Investors Are Encouraged ...

    November 21, 2014
    U.S. stocks ended the week higher as investors were encouraged by announcements in Europe and China. The European Central ...
  57. Charts To Watch As Fed Raises Rates

    November 21, 2014
    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  58. Chinese Bank Drives Friday Markets - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 21, 2014
    The Chinese central bank is the main driver today, though positive commentary from Mario Draghi at the ECB is also adding ...
  59. Is Natural Gas About to Tank?

    November 21, 2014
    Despite a recent bounce in the price of some commodities, traders should remain cautious because spot prices are nearing ...
  60. This ETF Offers Easy Access To Big Pharma

    November 21, 2014
    Pharma investing isn't for everyone, but sector-specific ETFs, such as the iShares Dow Jones U.S. Pharmaceuticals ETF, have ...
  61. A Huge Development On The Horizon For Unlimited Energy

    November 21, 2014
    It was December 17th, 1938. Two scientists, Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassman, did what all scientists hope to do: They made ...
  62. Bet $1,000 On This Casino Stock... Earn Up To 111%

    November 21, 2014
    The broader market's powerful "V" recovery off its mid-October lows recouped all of last month's losses and then some, with ...
  63. Under $1,000 Wager on This Casino Stock Could Earn Traders 111%

    November 21, 2014
    The broader market's powerful "V" recovery off its mid-October lows recouped all of last month's losses and then some, with ...
  64. Bear of the Day: Movado (MOV) - Bear of the Day

    November 20, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Movado (MOV) - Bear of the Day
  65. Hotel Industry Strengthens, Risks Lower: Time to Invest? - Industry ...

    November 20, 2014
    Hotel Industry Strengthens, Risks Lower: Time to Invest? - Industry Outlook
  66. Bull of the Day: Ethan Allen (ETH) - Bull of the Day

    November 20, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Ethan Allen (ETH) - Bull of the Day
  67. Connect The Dots: Get 40% Gain Potential From This High-Yield ...

    November 20, 2014
    There is a pretty straightforward rule to every high-yield stock. If the dividend looks safe, then it's likely a wise investment. ...
  68. This High-Risk Telecom Offers 47% Upside -- And A Great Yield

    November 20, 2014
    Baron Rothschild’s advice to, “Buy when there’s blood in the streets,” is not thought to be a literal recommendation. The ...
  69. Feeling Brave? Get 47% Upside Potential From This Russian Telecom

    November 20, 2014
    Baron Rothschild’s advice to, “Buy when there’s blood in the streets,” is not thought to be a literal recommendation. The ...
  70. Tips and strategies for users to trade in different exchanges around the world.

    Ever Wanted to Own International Stocks? Here's How

    November 20, 2014
    Tips and strategies for users to trade in different exchanges around the world.
  71. These ETFs are an excellent place to start for any investor interested in betting on Latin America.

    Interested In Latin America? Eye These ETFs

    November 20, 2014
    These ETFs are an excellent place to start for any investor interested in betting on Latin America.
  72. The Top Reasons Why M&A Deals Fail

    November 20, 2014
    A significant number of M&A transactions result in failure. Here are the top reasons, with examples, of why it happens.
  73. Retail Earnings Beating Low Expectations - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 20, 2014
    There is no doubt we see some improvement in the results from these industry players, but the magnitude of positive reactions ...
  74. Applying Binary Options To Equity Markets

    November 20, 2014
    A binary option payout depends on the outcome of a “yes” or “no” proposition, related to the difference between underlying ...
  75. A Game-Changing Company Fighting One Of America's Most Expensive ...

    November 20, 2014
    Today's essay is a little personal for me. The opportunity I'm about to tell you about stems from a condition I suffer from, ...
  76. Indicator Signals This Momentum Stock Will Continue to Outperform

    November 20, 2014
    Newton's First Law of Motion states, "An object at rest stays at rest, and an object in motion stays in motion with the same ...
  77. Bear of the Day: Chemtura (CHMT) - Bear of the Day

    November 19, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Chemtura (CHMT) - Bear of the Day
  78. Bull of the Day: Hawaiian Holdings (HA) - Bull of the Day

    November 19, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Hawaiian Holdings (HA) - Bull of the Day
  79. Better Times Ahead for Hotels, Tourism - Industry Outlook

    November 19, 2014
    Better Times Ahead for Hotels, Tourism - Industry Outlook
  80. Pocket A 7.5% Yield From Uncle Sam's Landlord

    November 19, 2014
    Here at StreetAuthority, we’re big fans of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). They provide solid income backed by real ...
  81. What do you do with your money when you're one of the world's wealthiest individuals? If you're Carlos Slim, you give a lot away.

    Where Does Carlos Slim Keep His Money?

    November 19, 2014
    What do you do with your money when you're one of the world's wealthiest individuals? If you're Carlos Slim, you give a lot ...
  82. These Small Caps Now Hold Deep Value

    November 19, 2014
    The market sell-off in September and October was especially tough on small cap stocks. They often suffer from a flight to ...
  83. Housing Data Broadly Mixed - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 19, 2014
    We got a mixed housing report and a couple of strong retail sector earnings reports this morning.
  84. Under $10 Stock Due For A Quick Catch-up Rally

    November 19, 2014
    With the broader market trading near its all-time highs, I'm on the lookout for catch-up candidates with clearly defined ...
  85. Q4 Estimates Keep Coming Down - Earnings Trends

    November 18, 2014
    Q4 Estimates Keep Coming Down - Earnings Trends
  86. Pharma Industry Outlook: M&A, Licensing Abound - Industry Outlook

    November 18, 2014
    Pharma Industry Outlook: M&A, Licensing Abound - Industry Outlook
  87. Short Sellers Are Targeting This 'Forever Stock'

    November 18, 2014
    Jack Welch, the legendary former CEO of General Electric Co. (NYSE:GE), repeatedly cited a 1975 report in the Harvard Business ...
  88. Is It A Breakout? See The Point-And-Figure Chart

    November 18, 2014
    These stocks have broken out of a triple top formation using point-and-figure charting, a bullish sign.
  89. 9 Widely Overlooked Small Banks That Offer Big Profit Potential

    November 18, 2014
    Last week we talked about riding the coat tails of bank stock activists to earn out sized profits in the stock market. A ...
  90. German Business Confidence Surfaces - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 18, 2014
    Stocks aren't expected to behave much differently than they did yesterday, though sentiment on global growth should be a ...
  91. The Biggest Surprise On Monday Wasn't Japan, Bank of England's ...

    November 18, 2014
    Perhaps the biggest surprise of the day Monday wasn't the fact that Japan suddenly finds itself back in a recession. Nor ...
  92. The 10 Stocks To Own For The Rest Of Your Life

    November 18, 2014
    Over the last decade, we've published thousands of in-depth research reports. Everything from high dividend payers, game-changing ...
  93. Why I'm Betting Against This Hedge Fund Guru

    November 18, 2014
    One book that comes up over and over again when I talk to technical analysts is Edwin Lefevre's "Reminisces of a Stock Operator," ...
  94. Bear of the Day: Ecopetrol (EC) - Bear of the Day

    November 18, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Ecopetrol (EC) - Bear of the Day
  95. Bull of the Day: iRobot (IRBT) - Bull of the Day

    November 18, 2014
    Bull of the Day: iRobot (IRBT) - Bull of the Day
  96. Chart Says: Buy This 'Boring' Retailer Now

    November 18, 2014
    While hot new stock offerings such as Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA) and news-rocked fads such as Ebola-proof hazmat suit maker ...
  97. 2 Big Reasons To Buy This 'Boring' Retailer Now

    November 18, 2014
    While hot new stock offerings such as Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA) and news-rocked fads such as Ebola-proof hazmat suit maker ...
  98. How Apple Could Send This Emerging Market Into Overdrive

    November 17, 2014
    Don't get distracted by the alphabet soup of emerging market investing -- there are other areas to get quality foreign exposure ...
  99. The Trading Glitch That Led Me To This Game-Changing Stock

    November 17, 2014
    A mid-October computer glitch led to one of the stranger IPO stories in recent memory. An obscure drug company saw its shares ...
  100. Will YouTube's Subscription Music Service Be Profitable?

    November 17, 2014
    On Monday, Google Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) launched the beta version of subscription music service Music Key. How will this project ...
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