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  1. Is It Wrong To Ignore This Chance For 3D Systems?

    March 6, 2015
    It was painful to invest in 3D Systems last year. The stock has been cut in half over worries that the company's spending ...
  2. What’s The Key To Costco’s Extraordinary Success?

    March 6, 2015
    Costco has been one of America's most successful companies: It's growing, efficient, profitable and its long-term shareholders ...
  3. Can American Capital Agency Maintain Its Dividend?

    March 6, 2015
    Dividend investors know that real estate investment trusts with REITs that invest in mortgage-backed securities produce double-digit ...
  4. Is Exelixis Under-the-Radar Growth?

    March 6, 2015
    Exelixis was the worst-performing biotech company, with its shares collapsing after its COMET-1 study showed that  its cancer ...
  5. Investing In Social Media Startups? Read This First

    March 6, 2015
    Several new social media startups are attracting large amounts of funding, based on their prospects of retaining a large ...
  6. Traders Look To Dividend Funds (VIG)

    March 6, 2015
    When uncertainty creeps into the mind of an active trader it is not uncommon for this type of person to turn toward the safety ...
  7. Enter Trades Ahead Of The Emotional Crowd

    March 6, 2015
    Traders profit in highly competitive markets by shifting their strategies backward or forward, entering positions ahead of ...
  8. The Perfect Stock for This Raging Bull Market

    March 6, 2015
    When I arrived in Canada in 1970, one of the first investment maxims I was taught by the old pros was, "Put your money in ...
  9. Is Arena Pharmaceuticals In Trouble?

    March 5, 2015
    Arena Pharmaceuticals' approval of its weight-loss drug Belviq in 2012 has brought anticipations so high that its share price ...
  10. Will Ride Sharing Crush Medallion Financial?

    March 5, 2015
    Driving a taxi cab is far from a glamorous business, but in many areas of the country, it's a business that involves a lot ...
  11. What Is Marvell's Mobile Progress?

    March 5, 2015
    Although Marvell is far from the top in the processor market, it plans to keep investing in this business even as the competitive ...
  12. Five Janus Mutual Funds With High Alpha

    March 5, 2015
    A look at some of the alpha-generating equity funds from Janus.
  13. Forget Common Stock -- This Strategy Offers 20%+ A Year

    March 5, 2015
    By now, even the most casual investor (and American taxpayer) is familiar with the American International Group, Inc. (NYSE:AIG) ...
  14. How Is Main Street Capital Growing?

    March 5, 2015
    Dividend investors are always on the lookout for high-yielding investments, and one niche in the investment world has paid ...
  15. What Would Be Of BreitBurn Energy This Summer?

    March 5, 2015
    This Spring, BreitBurn Energy Partners' banks will take a closer look at its credit facility and redetermine its borrowing ...
  16. Investors Win When Management Has Skin In The Game

    March 5, 2015
    I have been in the investment business for more than two decades. In that time, I've heard many debates about the relative ...
  17. Expert: The Apple-HBO Partnership Could Be The Start Of Something ...

    March 5, 2015
    Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: launch partner for HBO Now, the online-only streaming video service from HBO. The deal sounds pretty ...
  18. Is SodaStream Ready For A Come Back?

    March 5, 2015
    It's not easy to be a SodaStream investor. The once-fizzy market has gone flat, shedding roughly three-quarters of its value ...
  19. Is Union Pacific Still A Good Dividend Stock?

    March 5, 2015
    It is impossible for a competitor to secure enough right-of-way real estate and cost advantages to compete with U.S. Class ...
  20. How Will InvenSense Expand Its Gross Margins?

    March 5, 2015
    One of the chief concerns surrounding motion sensor vendor InvenSense is that the company's gross profit margins have come ...
  21. Is It Time To Shun Altria Group?

    March 5, 2015
    If you're in the market for a high-yielding dividend stock with an unmatched history of shareholder returns, then you can't ...
  22. Free Cash Flow Separates Delta From The Pack

    March 5, 2015
    The U.S. airline industry has experienced a stunning revival in the past few years. No need to look hard to find airlines ...
  23. Digital Realty CEO Bill Stein 'Talks SMACC' At Citi Conference

    March 5, 2015
    Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR) CEO Bill Stein on Monday answered questions, discussed industry trends and shared ...
  24. It Might Not Be The Time To Buy Into Steel and Iron

    March 5, 2015
    This past week, commodity traders turned their attention toward stocks in the steel and iron sector, but based on the charts ...
  25. This Blue-Chip Stock's Price Is Set To Plummet Quickly

    March 5, 2015
    Some chart patterns are pauses that will eventually resolve in the direction of the preceding trend. Some are pauses that ...
  26. How Two Harbors' Derivatives Work?

    March 4, 2015
    Mortgage REITs, like Two Harbors , have cut their dividend payments as interest rate trends have eaten into profitability ...
  27. What’s The Drug That Will Finally Fight Obesity?

    March 4, 2015
    Orexigen just pulled back the curtain on interim results for a cardiac study that could catapult the company's Contrave obesity ...
  28. Is Prospect Capital Exposed To Elevated Losses?

    March 4, 2015
    According to a federal government report, the quality of leveraged loans has begun to deteriorate. Prospect Capital specializes ...
  29. Should You Invest In Oraganovo Holdings?

    March 4, 2015
    Despite the commercial launch of its bio-printed liver assays last year, Organovo Holdings shares have slid from a peak of ...
  30. How Realty Income Became A Top Dividend Stock?

    March 4, 2015
    Real-estate investment trusts have gained in popularity over the years as income investors look for reliable stream of cash ...
  31. Top Day Trading Instruments

    March 4, 2015
    Day trading is an intense and often appealing activity. Investopedia provides the list of top financial instruments for day ...
  32. World's Top 10 Internet Companies

    March 4, 2015
    Investopedia has compiled a list of the top 10 Internet companies in the world based on revenue and market cap.
  33. Why Investors Bailed On Halcon's Stocks

    March 4, 2015
    The unexpected plunge in the oil price over the past few months sent Halcon Resources' stocks down nearly 75%.
  34. What Are Intel’s Hopes In The Processor Market?

    March 4, 2015
    Intel has pretty minimal share in the smartphone applications processor market, despite some heavy investments in products ...
  35. Motif Investing Broker Review: Easy Thematic Investing

    March 4, 2015
    A review of Motif Investing, a new online brokerage that brings thematic investing to individual investors and financial ...
  36. The Impact of the Janus Market Timing Ruling

    March 4, 2015
    A look at the impact of the Janus Supreme Court ruling on market timing.
  37. How Is SandRidge Energy Really Looking To Grow?

    March 4, 2015
    SandRidge Energy is following the playbook of almost every other oil and gas company in the country: cutting spending and ...
  38. Is Ariad On Track To Lose More Shares?

    March 4, 2015
    The past two years have been a roller-coaster ride that shareholders in cancer-focused biotech Ariad Pharmaceuticals won't ...
  39. These 4 Precious Metals ETFs Help Combat Inflation

    March 4, 2015
    A look at 4 precious metal ETFs to combat inflation when it hits.
  40. Dividend-Paying ETFs: Here Are 5 Worth a Look

    March 4, 2015
    An analysis of five of the best dividend paying ETFs available.
  41. Preferred Stock ETFs: Are They Right for You?

    March 4, 2015
    Considering preferred stock ETFs? Here's a look at their pros and cons.
  42. A New Economic Threat: State-Sponsored Hacking

    March 4, 2015
    State sponsored hacking attempts are becoming a major cause of concern to the US. Here is a list of US sectors most vulnerable ...
  43. 4 Bullish Flag Patterns You Should Trade Now

    March 4, 2015
    Here are four stocks with flag patterns, highlighting the various ways to trade this chart pattern.
  44. Mid-Cap ETFs Quietly Performing

    March 4, 2015
    The S&P Mid Cap 400 Index (INDEX: MID) hit a new all-time high last week to little fanfare, as attention has been placed ...
  45. Cheaper Solar Power Gets Some Major Backers

    March 4, 2015
    While solar hasn’t lived up its potential, the times are changing. New investment has surged. For investors, this could be ...
  46. Ever Wanted To Replicate A Hedge Fund? HedgeCoVest Explains How

    March 4, 2015
    Who will be the next Apple? What company with what disruptive idea will turn the world of technology upside down? In this ...
  47. This System Just Tagged A Blue Chip That Could Soar Within Weeks

    March 4, 2015
    For the past two years, biotech has been one of the best places to put your money in this bull market. During that time, ...
  48. Indicator Spots Stock That Soars In Weeks; Will This Blue Chip ...

    March 4, 2015
    For the past two years, biotech has been one of the best places to put your money in this bull market. During that time, ...
  49. What Could Be The Outcome For Opko Health?

    March 3, 2015
    Investors have pinned high hopes on Opko Health , a development-stage healthcare company spearheaded by billionaire healthcare ...
  50. How Will Chesapeake Energy Create Value?

    March 3, 2015
    A few years ago, Chesapeake Energy's bloated balance sheet forced it to sell off assets at fire-sale prices and fund its ...
  51. Why Is SolarCity A Growing Stock?

    March 3, 2015
    SolarCity's stock may be down about 40% in the last 12 months, but its underlying business is growing rapidly.
  52. What Drugs Could Boost Biogen Idec’s Sales?

    March 3, 2015
    Bet against biotechnology giant Biogen Idec and it's likely to sting -- at least that has been the message over the last ...
  53. What's DISH’s Strategic Direction In The Industry?

    March 3, 2015
    Telecommunications industry has evolved from being a backwater of ultra-conservative utility-like stocks to a high-growth ...
  54. Did J.C. Penney’s Turnaround Plan Work Out?

    March 3, 2015
    J.C. Penney has wrapped up another year of its turnaround plan: ultimately, to make money in a stock, the underlying business ...
  55. What Are Qualcomm’s Latest Tech Products?

    March 3, 2015
    Qualcomm has a track record of solid execution, it delivers best-in-class products, and it has built strong relationships ...
  56. Why Is Intel’s Technology Long-Lived?

    March 3, 2015
    Every few years or so, Intel releases products on new chip manufacturing technologies that are fundamentally better than ...
  57. How Chimera Investment Bear The Brunt Of REITst?

    March 3, 2015
    Following the financial crisis, REITs that specialized in investing in mortgage-backed securities produced huge gains for ...
  58. What Are Kinder Morgan’s Plans For Growth In 2016?

    March 3, 2015
    One thing investors likely love about Kinder Morgan is its robust backlog of future projects, like growing its generous dividend ...
  59. February's Best And Worst ETFs

    March 3, 2015
    The month of February put the S&P 500 back into positive territory for the year after a dismal 2015 start. The subsequent ...
  60. PIMCO vs. BlackRock: Weighing Mega Fund Managers

    March 3, 2015
    A look at the world's biggest bond manager and the world's largest asset manager.
  61. Why Big Russia Bettors Should Consider This ETF

    March 3, 2015
    Investing in the RSX ETF is investing in Russia.
  62. Which is The Best Bank for Your Buck, BAC or MS?

    March 3, 2015
    One things stands out between these financial services giants when it comes to investing in them.
  63. Is the GXG ETF the Best Way to Play Colombia?

    March 3, 2015
    Is the Global X MSCI Colombia ETF the best way to play Colombia?
  64. These Transportation Stocks Are at a Crossroads

    March 3, 2015
    These shipping and railroad stocks are testing resistance. A break above signals an emerging uptrend; a break lower, a continuation ...
  65. Trade This High Probability Bollinger Band Pattern

    March 3, 2015
    Bollinger Band box patterns set up profitable opportunities when trends give way to well organized trading ranges.
  66. Stock On The Verge Of A Breakout That Could Result In A Big Rally

    March 3, 2015
    As a technical analyst, I am more concerned with a stock's reaction to news than I am with the news itself. And with a stock ...
  67. How Can Broadcom Grow Its Connectivity Business?

    March 2, 2015
    At a recent investor conference, Broadcom CEO Scott McGregor talked about the company's wireless connectivity business.
  68. What Has Been Delta Airlines Strategy To Soar?

    March 2, 2015
    Airline stocks have soared over the past several years, and Delta Air Lines has been one of the leading airlines to reap ...
  69. What Is Amgen’s New Target?

    March 2, 2015
    Amgen's investors are focusing a lot on its cholesterol-busting drug evolocumab; however, their research into biosimilars ...
  70. What’s The Future Of Advanced Micro Devices?

    March 2, 2015
    Advanced Micro Devices labored in the shadow of its PC-chip archrival, trailing in market share and never making up much ...
  71. What Is Sempra Energy’s Future With LNG?

    March 2, 2015
    Sempra Energy sees a very bright future for its LNG business, especially after its recently filed for approval to expand ...
  72. Does NVIDIA Have Revenue Opportunities With Tegra?

    March 2, 2015
    Investors following NVIDIA know that one of the most buzzed-about parts of the company has been its Tegra mobile processors.
  73. Will MannKind Finally Reach A Solid Ground?

    March 2, 2015
    MannKind Corporation has been plagued by setbacks, but this year has turned into a pivotal one thanks to the launch of its ...
  74. Why Should Investors Read The Annual Reports?

    March 2, 2015
    All investors should read each year the annual report from their top stocks, which contains valuable information and facts ...
  75. Is This Powerful Indicator Signaling A Global Recession?

    March 2, 2015
    Although memories of the Great Recession linger, a case can be made that better days lie ahead. That's because central banks ...
  76. 3 Stocks That Benefit From Recession

    March 2, 2015
    On Monday, March 9, investors will celebrate the sixth anniversary of the current bull market. After a brief pullback in ...
  77. Should We Be Concerned For Sarepta’s Share Prices?

    March 2, 2015
    The disease that's caught the attention of a few biotech companies, including Sarepta Therapeutics , is Duchenne muscular ...
  78. What Are The Real Economic Costs Of Obesity?

    March 2, 2015
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of Americans are considered obese. Another ...
  79. How A Strong Greenback Affects the Economy

    March 2, 2015
    The fact that the strong dollar has an effect on the US economy is indisputable, but is the overall impact positive or negative? ...
  80. Is Baidu Fighting To Keep Its Leading Position?

    March 2, 2015
    Baidu is still struggling to figure out how to make the most of the mobile revolution without sacrificing its leading position ...
  81. Gilead Sciences: The New Market-Share Leader

    March 2, 2015
    Gilead Sciences's track record of developing and commercializing therapies has turned it into the market-share leader; investros ...
  82. Why You Must Watch These Currency ETF Trade Levels

    March 2, 2015
    Major currencies have been pushed lower on U.S. dollar strength. Here are trade setups for if the trend continues, or reverses.
  83. Iron Ore Market: Falling Into The Hands Of A Few

    March 2, 2015
    The big iron ore mining companies have embarked on a drive to increase supply, reduce cost, and take market share.
  84. Know How To Manage Gaps On Your Trading Strategy

    March 2, 2015
    Gaps generate profitable strategies right after they print, as well as during retracements that test those levels, often ...
  85. Buying ETFs on Margin Versus Leveraged ETFs

    March 2, 2015
    Leveraged ETFs and investing in an ETF on margin both have their advantages and disadvantages.
  86. Are Alternative Mutual Funds, ETFs Right for You?

    March 2, 2015
    Alternative mutual fund and ETFs are gaining popularity but are they a good idea for your regular Joe investor?
  87. How To Invest In The Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange

    March 2, 2015
    We look at the recent and upcoming developments in the Saudi Stock Exchange and how to invest in that market.
  88. Understanding Peer-to-Peer Foreign Currency Exchange

    March 2, 2015
    Peer-to-peer (P2P) foreign currency exchange platforms safely connect individuals to swap currencies. With no bank or broker ...
  89. How To Pocket A 5.4% Yield While Beating The Tax Man

    March 2, 2015
    Have you ever been stuck in traffic, anxiously waiting for the next exit to take so you can find another way to your destination? ...
  90. Is Your Portfolio Prepared For Negative Interest Rates?

    March 2, 2015
    Last Tuesday, all eyes were on Federal Reserve Chief Janet Yellen. In prepared testimony, she offered a few hints that interest ...
  91. Are You Prepared For Negative Interest Rates?

    March 2, 2015
    Last Tuesday, all eyes were on Federal Reserve Chief Janet Yellen. In prepared testimony, she offered a few hints that interest ...
  92. This Out-Of-Favor Dot-Com Stock Has Nearly 50% Upside

    March 1, 2015
    Investors know that there are multiple ways to approach stock-picking. Momentum investors, for example, identify hot stocks ...
  93. In The Week Ahead: This Metals Play Is Set To Rally

    March 1, 2015
    All major U.S. stock indices closed lower last week following three weeks of higher closes, except for the small-cap Russell ...
  94. Barron's Recap: Is Now The Time To Sit On Cash?

    March 1, 2015
    This weekend in Barron's online: where to invest cash now, a good time to be a small investor, as well as the prospects ...
  95. Does It Still Make Sense To Buy IPG Shares?

    February 27, 2015
    Let's look at IPG's earnings, after their Q4 report, and whether the long-term investing thesis is compelling enough to warrant ...
  96. Why Should You Invest In Stratasys Today?

    February 27, 2015
    When Stratasys pre-announced its fourth-quarter earnings, management highlighted that its MakerBot acquisition was underperforming ...
  97. What’s The Best Airline Stock In the Industry?

    February 27, 2015
    With many airlines forced to seek bankruptcy protection, Southwest Airlines stands out as having consistently remained profitable ...
  98. Why Is Enterprise Products Partners So Excited?

    February 27, 2015
    Enterprise Products Partners has historically gone on the offensive to acquire weaker rivals in a tough spot when the commodity ...
  99. How Social Impact Investing Works

    February 27, 2015
    Social impact investing is changing the way investors and the government effect change, delivering quantifiable results and ...
  100. Is 3D Systems Sell-Off A Buying Opportunity?

    February 27, 2015
    It's not easy to find stocks that have sold off in the past year, but 3D Systems's shares have taken a nosedive in the beginning ...
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