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  1. The Year In Casino Stocks

    The Year In Casino Stocks

    December 27, 2011
    The casino and gaming industry with a presence in Macau have been reaping major gains.
  2. 2011 Retail Roundup

    2011 Retail Roundup

    December 26, 2011
    We go over the winners and losers in retail for 2001.
  3. 2011 Look Back At Agriculture

    2011 Look Back At Agriculture

    December 26, 2011
    Mediocre performance from agricultural stocks in 2011 will likely not be repeated in 2012.
  4. Slow Growth? No Problem For Mid-Caps

    Slow Growth? No Problem For Mid-Caps

    December 26, 2011
    With many analysts predicting slow growth for the new year, investors may want to consider mid-cap stocks for their portfolios. ...
  5. 2 Firms Mastering Big Data

    2 Firms Mastering Big Data

    December 26, 2011
    Technology makes its own niches at some point, and data management is a prime example, writes Rob DeFrancesco of Tech Stock ...
  6. 2011 In Review - The Best-Performing ETFs

    2011 In Review - The Best-Performing ETFs

    December 26, 2011
    Bonds and gold dominate this year's ETF performance.
  7. Shuffle Master Continues To Shuffle Forward

    Shuffle Master Continues To Shuffle Forward

    December 23, 2011
    Future share price gains could be more of an uphill battle for Shuffle Master shareholders.
  8. How To Play Madison Square Garden

    How To Play Madison Square Garden

    December 23, 2011
    Investors can score from the buzz being back at the Garden.
  9. Noble Energy - A Look Back At 2011

    Noble Energy - A Look Back At 2011

    December 23, 2011
    Noble Energy took a successful risk exploring the Eastern Mediterranean and has now begun development on the Niobrara formation ...
  10. Hill-Rom: Litigation Equals Opportunity For Investors

    Hill-Rom: Litigation Equals Opportunity For Investors

    December 23, 2011
    Hill-Rom's $42 million litigation settlement in September knocked its stock down more than 30%, providing investors with ...
  11. Ride This ETF's Momentum Into 2012 And Beyond

    Ride This ETF's Momentum Into 2012 And Beyond

    December 23, 2011
    The iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend Index ETF had a strong 2011 and is likely to carry this momentum into 2012 and beyond. ...
  12. Winn-Dixie Gets An Early Gift

    Winn-Dixie Gets An Early Gift

    December 23, 2011
    Winn-Dixie gets a sizable premium to sell out.
  13. LINN Energy To Work Granite Wash In 2012

    LINN Energy To Work Granite Wash In 2012

    December 22, 2011
    LINN Energy is putting the majority of its capital into the Granite Wash and expects to leverage this play into double-digit ...
  14. Water Stocks Worth Watching In 2012

    Water Stocks Worth Watching In 2012

    December 22, 2011
    Going into 2012, stocks within the water sector offer a unique investment that should pay off in spades.
  15. Arcos Dorados - Rare Or Overcooked?

    Arcos Dorados - Rare Or Overcooked?

    December 22, 2011
    Arcos Dorados has risks aplenty, but it could reward patient growth investors.
  16. Heavy Construction Stocks To Watch In 2012

    Heavy Construction Stocks To Watch In 2012

    December 22, 2011
    As more dollars are spent globally on infrastructure, the heavy construction sector could see outperformance once again. ...
  17. Church & Dwight On Fire

    Church & Dwight On Fire

    December 22, 2011
    It's not a sexy name for the holiday shopping season, but Church & Dwight investors are cleaning up.
  18. Oprah Winfrey Network Buoys Discovery Communications

    Oprah Winfrey Network Buoys Discovery Communications

    December 22, 2011
    Discovery has partnered with Leapfrog Enterprises to create content for LeapPad. It's just one reason investors ought to ...
  19. 5 South African Stocks To Consider For 2012

    5 South African Stocks To Consider For 2012

    December 22, 2011
    Some of these South African stocks have returned 50%+ over the last 52 weeks, which shows the growth potential of newest ...
  20. 5 High-Beta Stocks To Watch

    5 High-Beta Stocks To Watch

    December 22, 2011
    Check out five high-beta stocks that can help make your portfolio more exciting.
  21. 2011 In Review - Conglomerates

    2011 In Review - Conglomerates

    December 22, 2011
    Conglomerates were largely in the red for 2011.
  22. Winmark Still Hitting The Mark

    Winmark Still Hitting The Mark

    December 22, 2011
    In 10 years, CEO John Morgan has turned Winmark from a struggling company into a thriving force, and he's continuing to buy ...
  23. 2011's Dogs Of The Dow

    2011's Dogs Of The Dow

    December 22, 2011
    Whether or not you subscribe to the Dogs of the Dow theory, it's not often that names on the list turn out to be huge investments ...
  24. PPG Industries Gets Ready For 2012

    PPG Industries Gets Ready For 2012

    December 21, 2011
    PPG Industries is seeing a slight slowing in some of its end markets, as concerns about the global economy create uncertainty ...
  25. Rock Bottom Uranium Miners Are Priced To Buy

    Rock Bottom Uranium Miners Are Priced To Buy

    December 21, 2011
    It's official - uranium mining is the last business anybody wants to invest in. So why is now the time to buy?
  26. The Challenge Of Figuring Out What FedEx Is Worth

    The Challenge Of Figuring Out What FedEx Is Worth

    December 21, 2011
    FedEx looks appealing, but those low returns are a problem.
  27. Small Cap Permian Players To Watch

    Small Cap Permian Players To Watch

    December 21, 2011
    The Permian Basin will remain an active area for oil and gas exploration and development in 2012. Investors should examine ...
  28. Home Shopping Network Still A Good Deal

    Home Shopping Network Still A Good Deal

    December 21, 2011
    Despite hitting an all-time high recently, The Home Shopping Network is still a good buy.
  29. A Simple Guide to Bond ETFs

    A Simple Guide to Bond ETFs

    December 21, 2011
    These alternatives to individual bonds or bond mutual funds offer several advantages, writes Rob Carrick, reporter and columnist ...
  30. Sanofi's Investment Prospects

    Sanofi's Investment Prospects

    December 21, 2011
    Sanofi has emerged as an unheralded value in pharmaceuticals.
  31. The Investment Case For Cresud

    The Investment Case For Cresud

    December 21, 2011
    Cresud is hard to value, but a great play on land values in Argentina.
  32. Platinum Metals Is Looking Good

    Platinum Metals Is Looking Good

    December 21, 2011
    While gold remains the go-to precious metal, the growth in platinum and palladium continues unabated. For investors, these ...
  33. 3 Reasons To Buy Amerco

    3 Reasons To Buy Amerco

    December 20, 2011
    Amerco, parent of U-Haul, announced December 13 that it is paying a $1 special dividend to shareholders of record on December ...
  34. The Home Run In HR Software

    The Home Run In HR Software

    December 20, 2011
    Cloud applications for human resources are a natural extension of the movement. For investors, adding exposure to the tech ...
  35. SonoSite Finds Its Deal

    SonoSite Finds Its Deal

    December 20, 2011
    SonoSite finally finds its buyer.
  36. Is Copper The New Gold

    Is Copper The New Gold

    December 20, 2011
    While gold looks very attractive today, over a period of years, copper is likely to produce a more attractive result for ...
  37. 3 Preferred Stock ETFs with Huge Dividends

    3 Preferred Stock ETFs with Huge Dividends

    December 20, 2011
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  38. Oil ETFs For the Long Term

    Oil ETFs For the Long Term

    December 20, 2011
    Investors with a longer term view of things may want to check out an Oil ETF for their portfolio.
  39. Be Your Own Venture Capitalist With These Stocks

    Be Your Own Venture Capitalist With These Stocks

    December 20, 2011
    By doing some digging, there are ways for the average joe to become his/her own venture capital fund.
  40. EQT Corporation Bets Big On The Marcellus Shale

    EQT Corporation Bets Big On The Marcellus Shale

    December 19, 2011
    EQT Corporation is putting its chips down on the Marcellus Shale in 2012.
  41. A Look At Yahoo!'s Past, Present And Future

    A Look At Yahoo!'s Past, Present And Future

    December 19, 2011
    Can Yahoo! rebuild itself on the strength of its media businesses?
  42. A Look at Commodity ETFs

    A Look at Commodity ETFs

    December 19, 2011
    The Great Recession shows why commodity ETFs are a great way to add diversity to your portfolio.
  43. 4 Low Debt Energy Stocks To Watch

    4 Low Debt Energy Stocks To Watch

    December 19, 2011
    The possibility of another recession and the resulting drop in cash flows raises the issue of survivability by companies ...
  44. 4 Discount Retailers Ready For An Uncertain Future

    4 Discount Retailers Ready For An Uncertain Future

    December 19, 2011
    These four discount retailers that should outperform in good and bad markets.
  45. A Game-Changing Technology For Restaurants

    A Game-Changing Technology For Restaurants

    December 19, 2011
    Restaurants that figure out how to make this new technology work stand to gain a fortune. Restaurants that don't figure it ...
  46. The Bull Case For Goldman Sachs

    The Bull Case For Goldman Sachs

    December 16, 2011
    Brave investors in Goldman Sachs could double their money over a five-year timeframe.
  47. Stryker Falling Back To Earth

    Stryker Falling Back To Earth

    December 16, 2011
    Stryker Corp's stock offers the potential for above-average shareholder returns with modest downside risk.
  48. Lam Snaps Up Novellus

    Lam Snaps Up Novellus

    December 16, 2011
    Lam makes a logical and attractive bid for Novellus.
  49. LeapFrog's Revival Continues

    LeapFrog's Revival Continues

    December 16, 2011
    LeapFrog's LeapPad is a Christmas hit with parents. Find out why now is the time to buy its stock.
  50. An Opportunity To Unmask Avon’s Beauty

    An Opportunity To Unmask Avon’s Beauty

    December 16, 2011
    The removal of Andrea Jung as CEO offers Avon a great opportunity to find a leader who can boost profits.
  51. Martin Marietta Puts Vulcan Between Rocks And A Hard Place

    Martin Marietta Puts Vulcan Between Rocks And A Hard Place

    December 16, 2011
    Martin Marietta's proposed merger with Vulcan is a good idea and may be essential for long-term survival.
  52. Bet On Macau

    Bet On Macau

    December 15, 2011
    China’s new found wealth is transforming Macau into an entertainment mecca.
  53. YPF Hits Big On Shale Oil

    YPF Hits Big On Shale Oil

    December 15, 2011
    YPF reported the success of an initial exploration program targeting a shale oil play in onshore Argentina. The company hopes ...
  54. 5 Agriculture Stocks With Dividends

    5 Agriculture Stocks With Dividends

    December 15, 2011
    Food prices will likely continue to rise as our population grows and biofuel development gains popularity. As a result, the ...
  55. 5 Video Game Stocks to Power up your Portfolio

    5 Video Game Stocks to Power up your Portfolio

    December 15, 2011
    Learn about some of the biggest players in this multibillion dollar industry!
  56. 2011's Highest Performing S&P500 stocks

    2011's Highest Performing S&P500 stocks

    December 15, 2011
    Check out 2011's highest-performing S&P 500 stocks.
  57. Comstock Resources Bulks Up In The Permian Basin

    Comstock Resources Bulks Up In The Permian Basin

    December 14, 2011
    Comstock Resources has picked up a large position in the Permian Basin and plans substantial activity here in 2012.
  58. 2011's Best Performing Gold Stocks

    2011's Best Performing Gold Stocks

    December 14, 2011
    Gold prices have risen to new all time highs in 2011. Find out how to put some shine into your portoflio.
  59. O'Reilly Automotive's Growth Story Continues

    O'Reilly Automotive's Growth Story Continues

    December 14, 2011
    O'Reilly Automotive continues to grow. Discover what makes it tick.
  60. Layne Christensen Could Be Better

    Layne Christensen Could Be Better

    December 13, 2011
    Layne is leaking in the water business.
  61. Has Greif Reset Expectations?

    Has Greif Reset Expectations?

    December 13, 2011
    Greif is suffering from tough conditions in Europe.
  62. Blue Coat Now Somebody Else's Problem

    Blue Coat Now Somebody Else's Problem

    December 13, 2011
    Struggling Blue Coat gets rescued by private equity.
  63. Smucker's Is The Perfect Stock To Fund Your Retirement

    Smucker's Is The Perfect Stock To Fund Your Retirement

    December 13, 2011
    In the past 10 years Smucker's stock has never lost more than 5% annually. If you want a stable stock to fund your retirement, ...
  64. Get Exposure To Canadian Oil Sands With These Stocks

    Get Exposure To Canadian Oil Sands With These Stocks

    December 12, 2011
    Get exposure to the Canadian oil sands with these stocks.
  65. Exxon Mobil's Outlook On Energy Demand

    Exxon Mobil's Outlook On Energy Demand

    December 12, 2011
    Exxon Mobil released the company's annual outlook on long-term supply and demand changes for energy, and it is predicting ...
  66. Exxon Mobil Is Bullish On Shale Gas

    Exxon Mobil Is Bullish On Shale Gas

    December 12, 2011
    Exxon Mobil is bullish on natural gas in the long term.
  67. IBM Shows Its Demand For Analytics

    IBM Shows Its Demand For Analytics

    December 12, 2011
    IBM makes a logical tuck-in acquisition.
  68. Downside Risk For Costco Investors

    Downside Risk For Costco Investors

    December 12, 2011
    A lofty valuation leaves downside risk for Costco investors.
  69. Nathan's Famous Goes Dutch

    Nathan's Famous Goes Dutch

    December 9, 2011
    The well known maker of hot dogs is buying up to 500,000 shares of its stock in a dutch auction at prices between $20-$22. ...
  70. Buy Into Long-Term Care

    Buy Into Long-Term Care

    December 9, 2011
    Americans are living longer, and there are a few long-term care companines that are worth looking at. We tell you which ones ...
  71. Cenovus Energy To Boost Spending In 2012

    Cenovus Energy To Boost Spending In 2012

    December 9, 2011
    Cenovus Energy announced a large increase in capital spending in 2012, and will use this spending to increase production. ...
  72. The Time For Emerging Markets Is Now

    The Time For Emerging Markets Is Now

    December 9, 2011
    Developing market equities are trading for historically cheap amounts. Analysts predict big gains in the year ahead.
  73. 3 Reasons To Own Illinois Tool Works

    3 Reasons To Own Illinois Tool Works

    December 8, 2011
    The large-cap manufacturer is having a good year. Here are some of the reasons to own its stock.
  74. Some Things You Should Know About The Marcellus Shale

    Some Things You Should Know About The Marcellus Shale

    December 8, 2011
    The development of the Marcellus Shale is likely to continue for decades as the play offers attractive economics.
  75. Entergy Gets Rid Of Transmission Business

    Entergy Gets Rid Of Transmission Business

    December 8, 2011
    Entergy is getting out of the electric transmission business through a spin off and merger.
  76. Bill Gross Bets Big On Mortgage Bonds

    Bill Gross Bets Big On Mortgage Bonds

    December 8, 2011
    Bond King, Bill Gross’ recent return to the MBS market could signal a revival in the bond type.
  77. Kirby Not Just Floating Along

    Kirby Not Just Floating Along

    December 8, 2011
    Kirby is a great mix of stability and growth potential.
  78. Tiny Mitcham Industries Proving It's Mind Over Matter

    Tiny Mitcham Industries Proving It's Mind Over Matter

    December 8, 2011
    Mitcham is a tiny player, but growing fast on the back of energy exploration activity.
  79. Natural Gas: A 10-Year Makeover For The Energy Sector

    Natural Gas: A 10-Year Makeover For The Energy Sector

    December 7, 2011
    It's not a curious novelty any longer. Investors need to start thinking about natural gas as something above and beyond crude ...
  80. A Snapshot Of Canadian Natural Resources Limited

    A Snapshot Of Canadian Natural Resources Limited

    December 7, 2011
    With the increase in oil prices this year, Canadian Natural Resources Limited might be worth adding to your portfolio.
  81. Recreational Vehicles Unlikely Success

    Recreational Vehicles Unlikely Success

    December 7, 2011
    Recreational vehicles stocks are doing well despite a slow economic recovery.
  82. Frontline Lives On, But At What Cost?

    Frontline Lives On, But At What Cost?

    December 7, 2011
    Frontline will survive, but looks crippled.
  83. The Investment Case For Old Dominion

    The Investment Case For Old Dominion

    December 7, 2011
    Old Dominion is a distinctive growth story in a fragmented market.
  84. Silver Takes First Place?

    Silver Takes First Place?

    December 6, 2011
    Silver usually takes a backseat to gold, but it might be the best metal right now.
  85. Is Bank Of America In Danger?

    Is Bank Of America In Danger?

    December 6, 2011
    More bad news for Bank of America has the stock flirting with a dangerous price level.
  86. Activist Filings This Week

    Activist Filings This Week

    December 6, 2011
    When any noteworthy investor steps up and flies a 13D, it's a worthwhile exercise to examine the situation closely.
  87. Tiffany's Mundane Track Record

    Tiffany's Mundane Track Record

    December 5, 2011
    Tiffany's valuation is currently unattractive for prospective investors.
  88. Nexen And The Horn River Shale

    Nexen And The Horn River Shale

    December 5, 2011
    Nexen announced a joint venture in the Horn River Basin, and will use this to launch the development of the company's huge ...
  89. Finding Big Dividends In Gold

    Finding Big Dividends In Gold

    December 5, 2011
    With gold prices remaining high, the gold mining sector could be an income seekers dream.
  90. A Perfect Play for Conservative Investors

    A Perfect Play for Conservative Investors

    December 2, 2011
    By pairing a covered-call strategy with a solid dividend stock, like the one Victor Schiller recommends here, you’ll get ...
  91. 5 Stocks Quietly Riding the Trends

    5 Stocks Quietly Riding the Trends

    December 2, 2011
    These companies are growing steadily in sectors where we’ll see the next megatrends appear, writes Michael Murphy of New ...
  92. Big Mover Primed for Bullish Reversal

    Big Mover Primed for Bullish Reversal

    December 2, 2011
    A proven reversal indicator has identified Carpenter Technology (CRS) as a potential candidate, and with strong Fibonacci ...
  93. The Fresh Market Is A Breath Of Fresh Growth

    The Fresh Market Is A Breath Of Fresh Growth

    December 1, 2011
    The Fresh Market is a legit growth concept, but an expensive one.
  94. 5 Stocks For a Stable, Dividend Portfolio

    5 Stocks For a Stable, Dividend Portfolio

    December 1, 2011
    Five stocks with dividend yields above 2.5% and trade with low volatility.
  95. Ecopetrol Plans Large Upstream Investment

    Ecopetrol Plans Large Upstream Investment

    December 1, 2011
    Ecopetrol plans to invest $80 billion in various upstream oil and gas projects from 2012 to 2020.
  96. 2 Tanker-Sized Oil Yields

    2 Tanker-Sized Oil Yields

    December 1, 2011
    The energy sector is the hottest in commodities today, says Richard Lehmann in this exclusive interview with MoneyShow.com, ...
  97. 2 Top Hedges Against Europe's Collapse

    2 Top Hedges Against Europe's Collapse

    December 1, 2011
    If you’re interested, it’s iime to trade deep into European woes, writes Doug Fabian of ETF Trader. The news out of Europe ...
  98. High Income, Low Volatility Emerging Markets

    High Income, Low Volatility Emerging Markets

    November 30, 2011
    Learn to invest in the emerging markets with low volatility and high yields.
  99. International Shale Update

    International Shale Update

    November 30, 2011
    The exploration and production industry is going forward in the development of shale resources outside of North America. ...
  100. Need an Annuity? Take the PILL Test

    Need an Annuity? Take the PILL Test

    November 30, 2011
    Most people who own annuities don’t really know what they own, and why they own it…other than the fact that their trusted ...
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