Analysis & Opinions

  1.  Intel's efforts to engineer a second act have consumed considerable shareholder capital but have yet to show a lot for themselves.

    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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. As the market has swooned, so has stocks' valuations.

    The Time To Focus On Value ETFs Is Now

    April 10, 2014
    As the market has swooned, so has stocks' valuations. That’s making many investors nervous. The key to navigating this environment ...
  4. While natural gas production continues to break production records, so does renewable energy source wind.

    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., ...
  5. Ted Turner's CNN wouldn't be created today

    Message To Ted: CNN Isn't A Winner With Time Warner Today

    April 10, 2014
    CNN's recent history is chock-full of missed opportunities; It's doubtful that Time Warner would launch CNN today.
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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. ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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
  12. While it’s often overlooked, Israel could be one of the best destinations for your portfolio dollar. Its high-tech economy is driving GDP and stock gains. For long term investors, the time to add the nation is now.

    Overlooked Israel Is A Portfolio Growth Engine

    April 9, 2014
    While it’s often overlooked, Israel could be one of the best destinations for your portfolio dollar. Its high-tech economy ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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, ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 last ...
  18. 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
  19. U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 8, 2014
    U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook
  20. 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
  21. Taking a cue from institutional managers, retail investors now have a sophisticated set of tools at their disposal for finding new and uncorrelated asset classes. These alternatives could do your portfolio wonders.

    A Dose Of Alternatives May Do Your Portfolio Some Good

    April 7, 2014
    Taking a cue from institutional managers, retail investors now have a sophisticated set of tools at their disposal for finding ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. The Future Of Marijuana Policy: The South

    April 7, 2014
    Historically, the conservative south has strongly resisted marijuana legalization. Nonetheless support for marijuana legalization ...
  24. 3 Stocks To Profit From The Cutting-Edge Vaccine Market

    April 7, 2014
    In some respects, this is a golden age for pharmaceuticals. Thousands of medical researchers are making major clinical progress ...
  25. This Biotech Market Could Quadruple -- 3 Stocks To Profit

    April 7, 2014
    In some respects, this is a golden age for pharmaceuticals. Thousands of medical researchers are making major clinical progress ...
  26. This Retailer Is Ready To Break Out -- Again

    April 7, 2014
    With the albatross of a credit card security breach still hanging around its neck, it is no wonder that retail giant Target ...
  27. Bull of the Day: Alaska Air Group (ALK) - Bull of the Day

    April 7, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Alaska Air Group (ALK) - Bull of the Day
  28. Bear of the Day: ArcelorMittal (MT) - Bear of the Day

    April 7, 2014
    Bear of the Day: ArcelorMittal (MT) - Bear of the Day
  29. This Forgotten Income Stock Yields A Safe 4.1%

    April 4, 2014
    Love 'em or hate 'em, there's no denying tobacco stocks are among the best and most reliable dividend payers ...
  30. 3 Stocks To Profit From The IPO Bull Market

    April 4, 2014
    In a sure sign that the U.S. eocnomy has finally broken free from the lingering effects of the Great Recession, the IPO market ...
  31. High-Frequency Trading: What You Must Know

    April 4, 2014
    Being the "little guy" in the markets is never easy, it seems. #-ad_banner-#The recent airing of a "60 Minutes" ...
  32. High-Frequency Trading: What You Need To Know

    April 4, 2014
    Being the "little guy" in the markets is never easy, it seems. #-ad_banner-#The recent airing of a "60 Minutes" ...
  33. This Runaway Energy Stock Could Generate 26% Income

    April 4, 2014
    Shares of energy producer Encana (NYSE: ECA) have been moving steadily higher since January. In fact, while the S&P 5 ...
  34. Publishing Industry Stock Update - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 4, 2014
    Publishing Industry Stock Update - April 2014 - Industry Outlook
  35. The recent selling pressure in the business development company sector has nothing to do with actual fundamentals.

    Little Known Stocks And ETFs To Buy As Interest Rates Rise

    April 3, 2014
    The recent selling pressure in the business development company sector has nothing to do with actual fundamentals. For investors ...
  36.  Twitter may not earn a profit now, but its business model suggests it eventually will become as successful as Facebook.

    The Good News Behind Twitter's Losses

    April 3, 2014
    Twitter may not earn a profit now, but its business model suggests it will eventually become as successful as Facebook.
  37. Forget Whole Foods -- Buy This Stock Instead

    April 3, 2014
    A healthy lifestyle is becoming all the rage, and the trend has led to an increase in demand for natural and organic foods. ...
  38. The Greatest Discount Retailer I Have Ever Seen

    April 3, 2014
    "This is the coolest store I have ever seen," said my pre-teen son as we left a discount retailer recently. We ...
  39. The recent groundbreaking deal between the Walt Disney cable network and the satellite TV provider Dish Network could lead to substantial changes in the way we watch television, and it could happen sooner than we think.

    Disney And Dish Look To Go "Over The Top" On Cable Providers

    April 3, 2014
    The recent groundbreaking deal between the Walt Disney cable network and the satellite TV provider Dish Network could lead ...
  40. How To Get A Head Start On 'Sell In May And Go Away'

    April 3, 2014
    The market just seems to want to go higher. In fact, we just hit yet another record high on the S&P 500, as buyers continue ...
  41. Taking Stock of the Q1 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    April 3, 2014
    Taking Stock of the Q1 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  42. Bull of the Day: Vipshop Holdings (VIPS) - Bull of the Day

    April 3, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Vipshop Holdings (VIPS) - Bull of the Day
  43. A counter to the recommendation to

    Buy In May And Here to Stay: Comcast, Boeing, Vulcan

    April 2, 2014
    A counter to the recommendation to "Sell in May and Go Away"; companies worth examining this time of year.
  44. This Ratio Reveals The Market's Top Bargains

    April 2, 2014
    With the ink dry on 2013 financial results, investors can get a fresh gauge on how companies fared over the past year. #-ad_banner-#By ...
  45. This Little-Known Ratio Reveals The Market's Top Bargains

    April 2, 2014
    With the ink dry on 2013 financial results, investors can get a fresh gauge on how companies fared over the past year. #-ad_banner-#By ...
  46. From Wall Street To Green Street: Terra Tech CEO Derek Peterson

    April 2, 2014
    Terra Tech (OTC: TRTC), and its subsidiary GrowOp, were started with the intention to develop and manufacture growth tools ...
  47. 2 Stocks For The Ultimate Pairs Trade

    April 2, 2014
    Since the 1980s, one of the most well-known and heavily used strategies among hedge funds and portfolio managers has been ...
  48. Profit From The 'Dark Side' Of Big Data

    April 2, 2014
    Nothing has had such a profound effect on the history of mankind as technology. From Gutenberg's printing press to the ...
  49. Profit From The Dark Side Of Big Data

    April 2, 2014
    Nothing has had such a profound effect on the history of mankind as technology. From Gutenberg's printing press to the ...
  50. This Gold Miner Could Deliver 200% Gains By 2015

    April 2, 2014
    The price of gold has declined below the weekly pivot at $1,300 an ounce, presenting a potentially lucrative buying opportunity. ...
  51. Gold Miner's Rebound Could Double Traders' Money

    April 2, 2014
    The price of gold has declined below the weekly pivot at $1,300 an ounce, presenting a potentially lucrative buying opportunity. ...
  52. Bull of the Day: Tesla (TSLA) - Bull of the Day

    April 2, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Tesla (TSLA) - Bull of the Day
  53. Bear of the Day: lululemon (LULU) - Bear of the Day

    April 2, 2014
    Bear of the Day: lululemon (LULU) - Bear of the Day
  54. Airline Industry Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 2, 2014
    Airline Industry Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook
  55. Volatility is back with a vengeance in the stock markets and one of the best places to hide from that force is in the forest. Timberland investing has managed to produce stable and steady returns for decades.

    Finding Portfolio Serenity In the Forest

    April 1, 2014
    Volatility is back with a vengeance in the stock markets and one of the best places to hide from that force is in the forest. ...
  56. When it comes to spending our leisure dollars, more and more of them are going towards video games and electronic entertainment. And with that fact in tow, investors may want bet on the discretionary sector.

    Electronic Gaming Is Still Red Hot

    April 1, 2014
    When it comes to spending our leisure dollars, more and more of them are going towards video games and electronic entertainment. ...
  57. 2 Stocks More Profitable Than Apple

    April 1, 2014
    Although Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) is widely lauded for its ability to crank out great new products, its management team deserves ...
  58. 5 Ways To Tell If You Own A 'Dividend Disaster'

    April 1, 2014
    Imagine living in a world with stocks creating dividend yields of 20%, 30% or even over 40% on an annual basis. For income ...
  59. Win At Investing: Play Moneyball

    April 1, 2014
    At long last Major League Baseball returns as the single best sign that spring is here and summer is close behind. As the ...
  60. Invest Like A Millionaire With These 3 Monthly Dividend Payers

    April 1, 2014
    Unlike the 30-minute infomercials on at 2 a.m. touting the latest get-rich-quick schemes, real money in real estate is made ...
  61. Prices at our grocery store continue to rise. What’s more is that they are predicted to rise further in 2014. That means it could be time to bet on the agriculture sector.

    How To Hedge Your Grocery Bill- Higher Prices Are Coming

    March 31, 2014
    Prices at our grocery store continue to rise. What’s more is that they are predicted to rise further in 2014. That means ...
  62. While the specter of rising interest rates have been haunting the markets for years now, it seems that fear is finally coming true.

    The Time For Short Duration Bonds Is Now

    March 31, 2014
    While the specter of rising interest rates have been haunting the markets for years now, it seems that fear is finally coming ...
  63. Get A 24% Yield... From Verizon?!?

    March 31, 2014
    With interest rates near 0% and traditional income investments like savings accounts and certificates of deposits (CDs) earning ...
  64. Will the Rest of the Year Be Any Different? - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 31, 2014
    Many expect the rest of the year to be better, but Q1 was likely a sign of things to come the rest of this year.
  65. This Long-Term Must-Own Stock Is A Screaming Buy Right Now

    March 31, 2014
    "Sugar and spice and all things nice" came to mind when I saw last week's rally in McCormick & Co. (NYSE: ...
  66. This Long-Term Must-Own Stock Is Screaming 'Buy' Right Now

    March 31, 2014
    "Sugar and spice and all things nice" came to mind when I saw last week's rally in McCormick & Co. (NYSE: ...
  67. Hotels & Lodging Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 31, 2014
    Hotels & Lodging Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook
  68. Bull of the Day: Amgen (AMGN) - Bull of the Day

    March 31, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Amgen (AMGN) - Bull of the Day
  69. Is This Bull Market Approaching A Stop Sign?

    March 28, 2014
    Over the past few quarters, there have been rumblings that the bull market is getting long in the tooth, and the time is ...
  70. Checked Out? StubHub Sales Falter After Eliminating Hidden Fees

    March 28, 2014
    StubHub's effort to please customers by eliminating hidden fees might have backfired. Sales have dipped for the online ...
  71. 6 Energy Stocks With Heavy Insider Buying

    March 28, 2014
    Everywhere you turn these days, you'll read another story about a massive wave of insider selling taking place. For example, ...
  72. Market Looking for Validation - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 28, 2014
    The market is looking for validation of these expectations and appears to be getting a bit nervous about it.
  73. Bear of the Day: Forex Capital Markets (FXCM) - Bear of the Day

    March 28, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Forex Capital Markets (FXCM) - Bear of the Day
  74. By market capitalization, IBM is the 9th-largest corporation on the planet[4]. Only a half-dozen or so U.S. companies can match IBM for profitability.

    Why IBM Will Go On Forever

    March 27, 2014
    Ask the average person on the street what IBM does, and you probably won’t get more than a vague answer about “computers.” ...
  75. While housing construction has taken off, commercial construction is just beginning to see the light of day.

    Commercial Construction Is Ready For Take Off

    March 27, 2014
    While housing construction has taken off, commercial construction is just beginning to see the light of day. That means investors ...
  76. The Best Stock For The Luxury Boom

    March 27, 2014
    Among people with money to spend, there's been a significant shift away from ultra-high-end purchases since the financial ...
  77. Of Stress Tests & IPOs - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 27, 2014
    Citi's failed stress test and lukewarm reception to the IPO of Candy Crush maker are the day's notable developments.
  78. How To Profit From My Early Call To Short This Overvalued Stock

    March 27, 2014
    It's difficult to admit that I was too early with a market call. It's even harder to accept when I realize I was ...
  79. Is Now The Time To Buy These High-Yielders?

    March 26, 2014
    It may be just a coincidence, but soon after a key financial agency cautioned investors about the risks in business development ...
  80. Buffett And Apple Love This Energy Stock

    March 26, 2014
    You may not know it, but while Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) and Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) build their data centers near utilities that ...
  81. Facebook's mobile strategy is the key to recent success

    Why Facebook Will Keep Making Money

    March 26, 2014
    Facebook's acquisition of virtual-reality company Oculus, like its success selling mobile ads, shows the company's willingness ...
  82. Pocket 13.9% Yields By Investing In Companies BEFORE They Go ...

    March 26, 2014
    Almost two years ago, it was all over the headlines. You couldn't turn on CNBC or open an issue of The Wall Street Journal ...
  83. Will Business Spending Pick up? - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 26, 2014
    Business capital spending was up in Q4 and is expected to ramp up this year, but will it?
  84. This Turnaround Play Could Double Traders' Money In 10 Months

    March 26, 2014
    Mosaic Co. (NYSE: MOS) fell from grace in 2013 thanks to the breakup of the Uralkali/Belaruskali potash cartel and plummeting ...
  85. Bear of the Day: Endologix (ELGX) - Bear of the Day

    March 26, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Endologix (ELGX) - Bear of the Day
  86. Bull of the Day: St. Joe (JOE) - Bull of the Day

    March 26, 2014
    Bull of the Day: St. Joe (JOE) - Bull of the Day
  87. Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 25, 2014
    Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  88. Get Out Of Gold Stocks -- Right Now

    March 25, 2014
    Few investments are driven by psychology and fear as much as gold. Concerns about ruinous inflation, global tensions or economic ...
  89. As both natural gas and oil drilling activity continues to increase onshore, the land drillers will benefit. For investors, the firms doing the heavy lifting continue to see rising rig counts as well as day rates.

    Now’s The Time To Buy The Land Drillers

    March 25, 2014
    As both natural gas and oil drilling activity continues to increase onshore, the land drillers will benefit. For investors, ...
  90. If I Could Have Only One Stock In My Retirement Portfolio, This ...

    March 25, 2014
    While at a party several months ago, I was asked: Which stock I would choose for my retirement if I had to pick just one? ...
  91. Today, General Electric (NYSE:GE) remains one of the few true conglomerates, with its fingers in multiple unrelated industries: everything from healthcare to aviation to its traditional businesses of appliances and lighting.

    Why GE Will Never Break Up

    March 25, 2014
    it's the oldest component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, having joined the index in 1896, and long ago outlasting its ...
  92. 4 Changes To Make To Your Portfolio Before It's Too Late

    March 25, 2014
    Investors tend to give their portfolio half of the attention it needs. #-ad_banner-#They add stocks and funds to the mix, ...
  93. 4 Critical Changes To Make To Your Portfolio Before It's Too ...

    March 25, 2014
    Investors tend to give their portfolio half of the attention it needs. #-ad_banner-#They add stocks and funds to the mix, ...
  94. Top Trending Tickers On StockTwits For March 25

    March 25, 2014
    Here's a look at the top tickers trending on StockTwits.com. Himax Technologies: Downgraded at Bank of America Analysts ...
  95. Bull of the Day: Canadian Solar (CSIQ) - Bull of the Day

    March 25, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Canadian Solar (CSIQ) - Bull of the Day
  96. Buffett's Secret To Multiplying Income That Most Investors Ignore

    March 24, 2014
    The first Saturday in May this year will herald an extraordinary annual event -- one that we will likely not have the chance ...
  97. Coke Vs. Pepsi: By The Numbers

    March 24, 2014
    History has shown us that America was built on the back of positive rivalries. #-ad_banner-#Like the long-standing feud between ...
  98. 3 Reasons Why The Crowd Is Wrong About Priceline

    March 24, 2014
    If I had to nominate the best-run business of the early 21st century, Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX), Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) and Priceline ...
  99. Coal Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 24, 2014
    Coal Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  100. After taking its lumps during the Great Recession, the former PIIG’S nations may just be transformed back into the

    The Celtic Tiger Roars Once Again

    March 21, 2014
    Everyone is Irish on St. Paddy’s Day. However, investors may want to keep that going with regards to their portfolios. After ...
  101. Advertising isn’t just a way for Facebook and its ilk to perhaps earn a little bit of revenue in between hosting family photos and personal musings. It’s the very purpose of the site’s existence, and the same goes for Twitter and LinkedIn.

    How Facebook, Twitter, Social Media Make Money From You

    March 21, 2014
    If you’re not paying for the product, the product is you. That's a truism that's especially suited for social media and its ...
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