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  1. Reggie Middleton Talks Bitcoin's Future And Why Google Is Preferred ...

    June 10, 2014
    Reggie Middleton is the founder and editor of the Boom Bust Blog. According to Middleton's blog, he "is an entrepreneurial ...
  2. Closing the Books on Q1 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    June 10, 2014
    Closing the Books on Q1 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  3. How Can the Market Build from Here? - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 9, 2014
    The broad stock market indexes finished at new all-time highs on Friday after the strong jobs report.
  4. Big Growth Is Not Making Big Profit For Spotify

    May 23, 2014
    Earlier this week, Spotify reported that the music streaming site had reached 10 million paying subscribers. The Swedish ...
  5. Another Weak Earnings Season Coming to an End - Earnings Trends

    May 21, 2014
    Another Weak Earnings Season Coming to an End - Earnings Trends
  6. Ronnie Moas' Latest Update On Blacklisted Stocks

    May 16, 2014
    Ronnie Moas, founder and director of research at Standpoint Research, was a guest on Benzinga's #PreMarket Prep this ...
  7. Stocks Still in a Sour Mood? - Ahead of Wall Street

    May 16, 2014
    It increasingly appears that the growth rebound will likely be less robust relative to some of the more optimistic estimates.
  8. Q1 Earnings Season Coming to an End - Earnings Trends

    May 14, 2014
    Q1 Earnings Season Coming to an End - Earnings Trends
  9. China Mobile's Many 4G Hurdles

    May 14, 2014
    China Mobile holds a 60% share in a market of over a billion potential mobile phone subscribers. But that doesn't mean it'll ...
  10. Why Apple On The Prowl Is A Good Sign

    Why Apple On The Prowl Is A Good Sign

    May 12, 2014
    While Apple's pending deal to buy Beats Electronics might be upsetting its acolytes, the move is far from an act of desperation. ...
  11. What Will Become of Berkshire Hathaway Beyond Buffett?

    What Will Become of Berkshire Hathaway Beyond Buffett?

    May 9, 2014
    Warren Buffett, who has become almost synonymous with the term “investor,” remains robust, but at 83 is clearly somewhere ...
  12. Q1 Earnings Season in Final Stretch - Earnings Trends

    May 7, 2014
    Q1 Earnings Season in Final Stretch - Earnings Trends
  13. Two Dividend ETFs You Need To Know

    May 7, 2014
    Given the rise in popularity of exchange-traded funds such as the Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF and the iShares Select ...
  14. Qualcomm Well-Positioned To Weather The Storm

    How Will Qualcomm Weather The Storm?

    May 6, 2014
    Companies like Qualcomm Inc. that build critical smartphone components don't have the privilege of resting on their laurels. ...
  15. Is It Time To Break Up Berkshire Hathaway?

    Is It Time To Break Up Berkshire Hathaway?

    May 5, 2014
    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is at the pinnacle of success and that’s when business leaders have to be the most wary. ...
  16. Can Apple Sustain This Latest Rally?

    Can Apple Sustain This Latest Rally?

    May 2, 2014
    For Apple to grow annual revenue by just 1% it has to find almost 3 million new iPhone and iPad customers. Is that feasible? ...
  17. The Difference Betweeen Warren Buffett And You

    April 30, 2014
    You don't have to be a billionaire guru to benefit from this strategy -- you just have to act like one. You say you wouldn't ...
  18. The Difference Between Warren Buffett And You

    April 30, 2014
    You don't have to be a billionaire guru to benefit from this strategy -- you just have to act like one. You say you wouldn't ...
  19. Option Debit Spreads Made Easy

    April 30, 2014
    JW Jones of CondorOptions.com explains the construction and execution of the basic debit spread option trade, how to achieve ...
  20. Increase Exposure To Technology Using ETFs

    April 30, 2014
    If the bull market continues, increasing exposure to technology companies may prove a solid bet. Here are a few suggestions. ...
  21. Q2 Earnings Estimates Coming Down - Earnings Trends

    April 30, 2014
    Q2 Earnings Estimates Coming Down - Earnings Trends
  22. What Propels Microsoft From Here?

    What Propels Microsoft From Here?

    April 29, 2014
    Having beaten the market over the past year (and up more than 22%), Microsoft is no longer priced as though the company will ...
  23. Is Apple Now A Must-Own Stock?

    April 24, 2014
    As Steve Jobs prepped Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) CEO Tim Cook to take the reins of the world's most innovative consumer electronics ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. An Improving, But Still Weak Earnings Picture - Earnings Trends

    April 23, 2014
    An Improving, But Still Weak Earnings Picture - Earnings Trends
  27. 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.
  28. Year after year ExxonMobil has shown itself a reliable generator of extraordinary profits, making it the most solid of the integrated oil companies.

    ExxonMobil's Massive And Reliable Money Machine

    April 14, 2014
    Year after year ExxonMobil has shown itself a reliable generator of extraordinary profits, making it the most solid of the ...
  29. Weekly and quarterly options give the options trader more flexibility

    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 ...
  30. Publishing Industry Stock Update - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 4, 2014
    Publishing Industry Stock Update - April 2014 - Industry Outlook
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. The Real Secret To Microsoft's Success

    The Real Secret To Microsoft's Success

    March 20, 2014
    Microsoft is no longer in the raw experimentation stage common to young and growing companies. Rather, its main goal is to ...
  34. The CCI is a type of oscillator

    How Traders Can Utilize CCI (Commodity Channel Index) To Trade ...

    March 19, 2014
    Use the Commodity Channel Index (CCI) to enter and exit price trends.
  35. Can Facebook Feeds and Tweets Predict Market Behavior?

    Can Tweets And Facebook Posts Predict Stock Behavior?

    March 18, 2014
    Social sentiment indicators - which track the frequency with which a stock is mentioned on Twitter or Facebook - are becoming ...
  36. Historically, the technology sector hasn’t been known for its dividend prowess. However, that is rapidly changing. For investors, the sector offers some of the best and quickest growing yields around.

    Look To Tech For Big Dividend Potential

    March 18, 2014
    Historically, the technology sector hasn’t been known for its dividend prowess. However, that is rapidly changing. For investors, ...
  37. Key Takeaways From Warren Buffett's Annual Letters To Shareholders

    Key Takeaways From Warren Buffett's Annual Letters To Shareholders

    March 18, 2014
    A simple yet invaluable look into the key themes Warren Buffett repeats in his annual letter to shareholders.
  38. Four stocks in a consolidation phase, with the breakout potentially shifting their current trend.

    Stocks Close to Triangle Breakouts

    March 17, 2014
    Four stocks in a consolidation phase, with the breakout potentially shifting their current trend.
  39. Amazon Never Makes Money But No One Cares

    Amazon Never Makes Money But No One Cares

    March 14, 2014
    Despite struggling to turn a consistent profit, Amazon continues to be a favourite among investors and consumers. Why are ...
  40. Mini options are option contracts wherein the underlying security is 10 shares of a stock or exchange-traded fund (ETF)

    Mini Options: A Useful Tool For Trading High-Priced Securities

    March 13, 2014
    Mini options are option contracts wherein the underlying security is 10 shares of a stock or exchange-traded fund (ETF). ...
  41. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 13, 2014
    Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  42. e-Commerce Stock Update - March 2014 (pt. 2) - Industry Outlook

    March 6, 2014
    e-Commerce Stock Update - March 2014 (pt. 2) - Industry Outlook
  43. Government Data Reveals 1,900 'Super Investors' Own This Stock

    March 4, 2014
    Large investors -- the 3,600-plus people managing more than $100 million -- are required to report their holdings to the ...
  44. Strategic Beta ETFs

    February 27, 2014
    Strategic Beta ETFs By Greg McFarlane As the financial markets get more sophisticated and arcane with time, the number of ...
  45. The Bitcoin peer-to-peer digital currency system has experienced a dramatic increase in popularity.

    Bitcoin Innovations And Obstacles

    February 25, 2014
    Investopedia explains the development of the Bitcoin digital currency system and the risks associated with using and investing ...
  46. Markets Search for New Narrative - Ahead of Wall Street

    February 25, 2014
    Futures are down pre-Tuesday trading following another strong day overall in the markets to start the week.
  47. Smoking still has many of the perceived

    Still Addicted To Dividends? Satisfy Your Craving With Tobacco ...

    February 24, 2014
    While tobacco may be considered a sinful endeavor, cigarette stocks may be just what an income portfolio needs. For investors, ...
  48. With the broad market hitting new highs, stocks aren’t as cheap as they once were. That’s were GARP style investing can come in. Bridging both growth and value investing, GARP is the best way to find cheap growth in the rising stock market.

    With The Market At New Highs- It’s Time To Look Towards GARP ...

    February 20, 2014
    With the broad market hitting new highs, stocks aren’t as cheap as they once were. That’s were GARP style investing can come ...
  49. A Bear Market Could Make This Income Strategy Even More Profitable

    February 6, 2014
    Bear markets bring lower prices and increased volatility. The increase in volatility is at least partly caused by the lower ...
  50. What should investors make of Netflix Inc.? Investors don’t know whether the glass is half-full or half-empty when they ponder the stock’s topsy-turvy movements.

    Netflix: Should You Buy Or Hold Or Sell?

    February 5, 2014
    Ultimately, an investor has to trust the decisions and strategies of the company’s management. History is on the side of ...
  51. Buybacks Instead of Capital Investment - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 28, 2014
    Hard to make sense of the fact that companies would consider it prudent to invest in their own sharesinstead of their businesses.
  52. Bull of the Day: Synaptics (SYNA) - Bull of the Day

    January 9, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Synaptics (SYNA) - Bull of the Day
  53. Publishing Industry Stock Update - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    December 30, 2013
    Publishing Industry Stock Update - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  54. How To Buy Virtually 'Bullet-Proof' Dividend Payers Every Time

    December 25, 2013
    Income investors have two equally important objectives when it comes to investing -- obtaining high amounts of income and ...
  55. Capital Spending vs. Buybacks - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 24, 2013
    If the Durable Goods report is a sign of things to come, then it would be a material improvement in the economic outlook.
  56. Since Warren Buffett's moves are so widely followed, we’ve chosen to take the path less traveled by looking at ten influential managers that don’t quite get the same media attention.

    Ten Money Managers Worth Following

    December 23, 2013
    Generally speaking, most retail investors along with the media outlets tend to closely follow the moves of well-known investors ...
  57. Airline Industry Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook

    December 10, 2013
    Airline Industry Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook
  58. Bullish chart of AAPL with solid support level near $515.

    The State Of The Tech Titans

    December 4, 2013
    The Technology sector has been a top performer and the only one holding out for a gain over the last week. Here's the outlook ...
  59. How's Your Black Friday Portfolio? - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 29, 2013
    Starting the retail holiday shopping season on Thanksgiving was an unmitigated success.
  60. Though it faces many challenges, shares of Hewlett-Packard are too cheap to ignore.

    The Time Is Right To Buy Hewlett-Packard

    November 28, 2013
    Though it faces many challenges, shares of Hewlett-Packard are too cheap to ignore.
  61. Shares of the beleaguered retailer soared Wednesday after it told Wall Street that its holiday season would be its best in years.

    Is There A Light At The End Of The Tunnel For J.C. Penney?

    November 21, 2013
    Shares of the beleaguered retailer soared Wednesday after it told Wall Street that its holiday season would be its best in ...
  62. Sirius XM Radio (Nasdaq:SIRI), which investors tend to love or hate, fell into disfavor once again after a disappointing earnings report Oct. 24. This could be an opportunity to buy shares.

    It's Time To Tune In To Sirius

    November 13, 2013
    Sirius is back in Wall Street's dog house but investors willing to assume some risk should take a chance on the satellite ...
  63. IPO ETFs (FPX, IPO): A Better Way To Ride The Bull

    November 13, 2013
    The bull market rages on as optimism levels remain elevated thanks to the latest upbeat GDP and employment reports coupled ...
  64. Does any single industry sector tend to produce more opportunity – and sheer anxiety -- for investors than the technology space? How much exposure to this sector should you have in your portfolio?

    How Much Exposure to Technology Stocks Should You Have?

    November 12, 2013
    How Much of a Technology-Stocks Exposure Should You Have in your portfolio? Every investor is totally different, in many ...
  65. Profit From Apple's Success With This 'Secret' Stock

    November 11, 2013
    Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) is one of the great high-tech success stories. Led by the visionary, charismatic and sometimes controversial ...
  66. Netflix is in its own orbit right now. Thanks in Part from Reed Hastings

    Can Reed Hastings' Netflix Succeed Jobs And Apple?

    November 4, 2013
    Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq:NFLX) has become the company that everyone wants to talk about. On Wall Street, giddy investors pinch ...
  67. LinkedIn shares tumbled 9.5% over the past two days after the Mountain View, California based company warned investors that its growth will be slightly less explosive than Wall Street had expected.

    LinkedIn Guidance Spooks Investors

    November 1, 2013
    Some analysts say LinkedIn's disappointing earnings prove it has run afoul of "The Law of Large Numbers." Many of those same ...
  68. The 'Death Of The Credit Card' Is Near -- Here's How To Profit

    October 31, 2013
    Consumer credit is a double-edged sword. Used wisely, it enables smart money management and expense tracking. Misused, it ...
  69. On Earnings & Reading Fed Tea-Leaves - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 31, 2013
    The market had started pricing no Taper at least through April 2014, but the Wednesday statement appeared to run counter.
  70. Apple Announces New Macs, New iPads And Offers One Million Apps

    October 22, 2013
    Thinner and lighter product designs reigned supreme at Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) long-awaited iPad event.The lengthy event ...
  71. Five Reasons why Netflix is one of Wallstreet's

    Five Reasons Why The Netflix Juggernaut Could Continue to Roll

    October 21, 2013
    What makes Netflix’ saga so compelling is the element of the grand comeback. We'll look at 5 factors that could keep the ...
  72. Google cracked the $1,000 level after the search engine giant posted quarterly results that were far better than the most optimistic of analysts’ expectations.

    Google Cracks $1,000, Buy On A Pullback

    October 18, 2013
    Google cracked the $1,000 level after the search engine giant posted quarterly results that were far better than the most ...
  73. Ron Johnson was eager to change J.C. Penney’s identity, but he exited unceremoniously last April and was replaced by Mike Ullman, his predecessor.

    Five Questions Investors Should Ask When A CEO Returns

    October 18, 2013
    One of an investor’s most challenging decisions is how to handle the news that a former chief executive officer returns to ...
  74. As we increasingly turn towards technology, demand for rare earth metals will continue to surge.

    Rare Earths Offer A Volatile, Yet Profitable Long Term Play

    October 9, 2013
    The commodities space is full of opportunities for investors willing to go off the beaten path. One such long term opportunity ...
  75. Activist investors are feeling that Microsoft is increasingly irrelevant in the modern world, which is why it's imperative for the board to bring in new leadership.

    Activist Investors Set Their Sights On Bill Gates

    October 4, 2013
    Activist investors are setting their sites on Bill Gates and want him off of Microsoft's board. Many feel that he hold an ...
  76. Followers of Apple watch and wait for progress on the dynamic new-products front.

    Can Apple Still Put the “I” in Innovation?

    September 27, 2013
    Apple watchers wait for progress on the dynamic new-products front. They collectively ask: Can Apple still put the “I” in ...
  77. Auto-Trading Programs Give Peace Of Mind While On Vacation

    September 19, 2013
    Investors need to have around-the-clock access to market information and be able to make trades no matter where they are ...
  78. The News About Newspaper Publishers Is Surprisingly Good

    September 18, 2013
    The news about newspaper stocks is surprisingly good. Indeed, the sector that every investing pundit loves to hate has been ...
  79. Market Wrap For Monday, September 16: Investors Seem Oblivious ...

    September 16, 2013
    Despite monstrous looming economic hurdles, equity markets pushed higher. Last Wednesday, the Federal Reserve is expected ...
  80. Bear of the Day: Microsoft (MSFT) - Bear of the Day

    September 11, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Microsoft (MSFT) - Bear of the Day
  81. Will Google Glass Be Dethroned Ahead Of Its Release? (GOOG)

    September 5, 2013
    Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) gained some attention this week after reports claimed that the company will launch a separate app store ...
  82. Nokia Sells Its Handset Business To Microsoft And Remakes Its ...

    September 4, 2013
    Nokia metamorphisizes again with the sale of its handset business to Microsoft.
  83. An Interesting Year For Tech ETFs

    September 4, 2013
    On the surface, it would appear to be a disappointing year for technology sector ETFs. The Technology Select Sector SPDR ...
  84. OmniVision Technologies – The Beat(ing) Goes On

    August 30, 2013
    Weaker handset demand and disappointing margins send the shares down sharply again.
  85. Pandora Progressing, But Still Tinkering

    August 23, 2013
    Pandora continues to evolve as the model matures.
  86. Corning's Always-Frustrating Mix Of Opportunity And Risk

    August 20, 2013
    Can Corning's potent R&D keep revenue growing fast enough to drive the stock?
  87. What an Apple/China Mobile Deal Would Mean for ETFs

    August 19, 2013
    Apple has long been one of the most talked about securities on the market, as its meteoric rise took the investing world ...
  88. Weak Earnings Growth Outside Finance - Earnings Trends

    July 25, 2013
    Weak Earnings Growth Outside Finance - Earnings Trends
  89. What's The Glide Path For Apple's Margins?

    July 24, 2013
    Apple's earnings are a relief, but the long-term margin worries aren't going away
  90. Google Building For A Bigger Future

    July 19, 2013
    Investors don't like the margin impact, but Google continues to develop new long-term growth opportunities.
  91. The Mobile Device Market is Undergoing a Seismic Shift

    July 19, 2013
    Gone are the days when consumers lined up en masse to purchase $600 phones. Today, the consumer is looking towards more budget-minded ...
  92. eBay Seems Undervalued, But Wall Street Will Need Convincing

    July 18, 2013
    eBay is delivering good growth and building for the future, but near-term guidance is weighing on the stock.
  93. CalPERS Desperately Needs to Embrace ETFs

    July 17, 2013
    The investment community seems to be aflutter over the fact that the California Public Employees' Retirement System ...
  94. Sprint Offers Guaranteed Plan - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    Sprint Nextel recently announced the launch of guaranteed unlimited plans for voice, text and data services.
  95. Don't Make The Same Devastating Investing Mistake As Apple

    July 11, 2013
    Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) has a monster of a problem. The maker of iPhones and iPads has roughly $137 billion of cash on its balance ...
  96. Apple's Latest Hire Suggests A Future In Wearable Technology

    July 9, 2013
    Apple (Nasdaq:AAPL) announced the hiring of former Yves St. Laurent CEO Paul Deneve July 3. Why would a fashion executive ...
  97. e-Commerce Stock Update - July 2013 (pt. 1) - Industry Outlook

    July 8, 2013
    e-Commerce Stock Update - July 2013 (pt. 1) - Industry Outlook
  98. NSN Buy Hurts Nokia's Credit Rating - Analyst Blog

    July 8, 2013
    Nokia Corporation's rating has been impacted following its proposed acquisition of Siemens AG's stake
  99. Nokia Extends Feature Phone Family - Analyst Blog

    July 5, 2013
    Nokia Corporation unveiled two new handsets targeting the low-end market
  100. Will Microsoft Lure Cable Giants to Xbox One Before PlayStation ...

    July 3, 2013
    When consumers look at the $200 starting price of Xbox 360, they may ask themselves, "What am I paying for?"The answer to ...
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