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  1. A Leveraged Energy Bet With Russia

    A Leveraged Energy Bet With Russia

    October 21, 2011
    A weak economy has energy prices way down. Take advantage of a great opportunity to invest in Russia.
  2. High Yielding Equities

    High Yielding Equities

    October 21, 2011
    Despite the market volatility, there are still some stocks and ETFs that pay above-average dividend yields.
  3. El Paso's E & P Assets On The Block

    El Paso's E & P Assets On The Block

    October 21, 2011
    El Paso has an attractive set of production assets. Expect a lot of interest from larger players, on this one.
  4. Say Hello To Platinum Energy Solutions

    Say Hello To Platinum Energy Solutions

    October 21, 2011
    Platinum Energy Solutions has filed for an initial public offering as it seeks to take advantage of strong demand for fracturing ...
  5. The Hidden Value Of McClatchy Newspapers

    The Hidden Value Of McClatchy Newspapers

    October 20, 2011
    McClatchy trades under $2 for a reason. However, that doesn't mean it doesn't have some hidden value.
  6. 5 Must-Know Stocks For Friday

    5 Must-Know Stocks For Friday

    October 20, 2011
    Here are five companies that will be releasing their earnings on October 21.
  7. Safeguard Your Way To Profits

    Safeguard Your Way To Profits

    October 20, 2011
    For 58 years Safeguard Scientifics has been making bets on technology and healthcare companies. We show investors how to ...
  8. Rayonier Loves Fibers And Trees

    Rayonier Loves Fibers And Trees

    October 20, 2011
    Rayonier will focus energy and make substantial investments in the Forest Resources and Performance Fibers business as it ...
  9. 5 Dividend Darlings

    5 Dividend Darlings

    October 20, 2011
    Strong dividend payers could form the best defense in an unsure market.
  10. It's Time To Invest In India

    It's Time To Invest In India

    October 20, 2011
    Despite its inflationary pressures, India's strength and investment potential continues to grow.
  11. J.B. Hunt - Doing More With Less Trucking

    J.B. Hunt - Doing More With Less Trucking

    October 20, 2011
    J.B. Hunt is reaping the benefits of a long-term strategic shift in transport.
  12. Statoil Buys Into Bakken

    Statoil Buys Into Bakken

    October 19, 2011
    Statoil makes a smart move in buying an emerging Bakken player.
  13. 5 Oversold Stocks To Watch

    5 Oversold Stocks To Watch

    October 19, 2011
    Let's take a look at a few stocks that have recently entered oversold territory because these could be candidates for a short-term ...
  14. It's Time To Invest In Switzerland

    It's Time To Invest In Switzerland

    October 19, 2011
    Swiss stocks may offer a more conservative hiding place.
  15. Diesel Fuel Offers An Interesting Play

    Diesel Fuel Offers An Interesting Play

    October 19, 2011
    Use the increased demand for diesel to your advantage. Check out these picks for some good side bets in the energy sector. ...
  16. Mattel – Steady, But Not On Sale

    Mattel – Steady, But Not On Sale

    October 19, 2011
    Mattel is a steady company with quality brands, but lacking in growth. The question for shareholders is whether there's enough ...
  17. Digging Into Cenovus Energy

    Digging Into Cenovus Energy

    October 19, 2011
    Cenovus is a good oil sands play with high growth and dividends. Find out of it's worth your investment.
  18. Buying Natural Resources At A Discount

    Buying Natural Resources At A Discount

    October 19, 2011
    Recent investor enthusiasm has pushed prices for many assets into bubble territory. By using closed ended funds, investors ...
  19. Banks Battle Higher Capital Standards

    Banks Battle Higher Capital Standards

    October 18, 2011
    Many U.S. banks are fighting the higher capital requirements under Basel III and argue that these rules will reduce economic ...
  20. Contrarian Stocks to Watch

    Contrarian Stocks to Watch

    October 18, 2011
    A contrarian bet can have a substantial payoff. Here are some stocks worth a little risk.
  21. 3 Reasons To Own Ecolab

    3 Reasons To Own Ecolab

    October 18, 2011
    Smart investors looke beyond the numbers. Here are three reasons you should invest in Ecolab.
  22. A Portfolio Cup Of Joe

    A Portfolio Cup Of Joe

    October 18, 2011
    With global demand for coffee continuing to rise and poor weather threatening supplies, coffee prices have nowhere to go ...
  23. 3 Reasons To Own Iamgold

    3 Reasons To Own Iamgold

    October 18, 2011
    Iamgold is more than a gold producer. Learn three reasons why investors should own this mid-cap mining company.
  24. Small Size With Big Potential

    Small Size With Big Potential

    October 18, 2011
    Good things come in small packages. Here are a few small cap businesses that offer investors some intriguing opportunities. ...
  25. CARZ or VROM: Which Is The Better ETF?

    CARZ or VROM: Which Is The Better ETF?

    October 18, 2011
    There are currently two auto exchange-traded funds avaialble for investors, but the soft auto market creates concerns over ...
  26. Prime Picks In Pipelines

    Prime Picks In Pipelines

    October 17, 2011
    Pipeline firms' slow and steady nature makes them ideal picks in this volatile market.
  27. Liz Claiborne Starts Over

    Liz Claiborne Starts Over

    October 17, 2011
    Liz Claiborne has to sell some crown jewels to stay in the game. It could be an improved company and rebuild it's name, but ...
  28. Niobrara Shale - Third Quarter 2011 Earnings

    Niobrara Shale - Third Quarter 2011 Earnings

    October 17, 2011
    The Niobrara Shale is one of the newer unconventional oil and gas plays in the United States.
  29. JPMorgan Chase Posting A Very Reasonable Return

    JPMorgan Chase Posting A Very Reasonable Return

    October 17, 2011
    JPMorgan Chase posted solid third quarter results but the market chose to remain fearful over its future.
  30. It's Time To Invest In Diamonds

    It's Time To Invest In Diamonds

    October 17, 2011
    For investors looking for additional safe havens to place their money, diamonds could be an interesting bet.
  31. Which Gold ETF Should You Own?

    Which Gold ETF Should You Own?

    October 17, 2011
    Now may be a good time to get into gold ETFs. Here's how to do so, and which ETFs should be considered the best bet.
  32. Stacking Up The Dollar Stores After 99 Cents Only Acquisition

    Stacking Up The Dollar Stores After 99 Cents Only Acquisition

    October 17, 2011
    99 Cents Only Stiores was the first to be picked off, but which of the remaining value stores is next to be acquired?
  33. Farming Profits

    Farming Profits

    October 17, 2011
    Food production is a guaranteed winner as population and consumption increase. Agricultural related stock valuations should ...
  34. Williams Partners Loves The Marcellus Shale

    Williams Partners Loves The Marcellus Shale

    October 14, 2011
    Williams Partners is spending billions to handle the expected growth of natural gas production from the Marcellus Shale. ...
  35. LivePerson Looks To Have A Long Life

    LivePerson Looks To Have A Long Life

    October 14, 2011
    LivePerson's been around for over a decade. Only now is it coming alive. I'll look at why.
  36. Make Room for Rackspace

    Make Room for Rackspace

    October 14, 2011
    Cloud computing represents a tectonic shift in computing. Revenues are soaring and there are exponential growth prospects ...
  37. A Superior Offer For Complete Production

    A Superior Offer For Complete Production

    October 14, 2011
    Superior makes a bid for further energy service consolidation.
  38. 3 Reasons To Own Sauer-Danfoss

    3 Reasons To Own Sauer-Danfoss

    October 14, 2011
    Sauer-Danfoss is making record margins these days, but its stock is up and down like a yo-yo. Here are three reasons to own ...
  39. An Even Outlook On Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

    An Even Outlook On Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

    October 14, 2011
    Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory's sales grew in the double digits. The company is standing out from the competition for ...
  40. Plays For A Stronger Dollar

    Plays For A Stronger Dollar

    October 13, 2011
    Despite the long term downward trend of the U.S. dollar, the currency has seen strength over the last few months. As economic ...
  41. Replace Your Income With Dividend-Paying Investments

    Replace Your Income With Dividend-Paying Investments

    October 13, 2011
    As more and more baby boomers focus on replacing lost income during retirement, the options for dividend-focused investing ...
  42. Taking A Look At Barrick Gold

    Taking A Look At Barrick Gold

    October 13, 2011
    With the volatility in gold prices lately, should you buy into the world's largest gold producer, Barrick Gold?
  43. EnCana - Horn River Basin Midstream Review

    EnCana - Horn River Basin Midstream Review

    October 12, 2011
    EnCana is helping to build an LNG facility and a pipeline system in western Canada to enable production in the Horn River ...
  44. Time To Buy The Land Drillers

    Time To Buy The Land Drillers

    October 12, 2011
    Land drillers are benefiting as both natural gas and oil drilling activity continues to increase. The market’s recent rout ...
  45. Investment Alternatives To Costco

    Investment Alternatives To Costco

    October 12, 2011
    Costco is an impressively run company with a fiercely loyal customer base, but its stock is too expensive. Investors will ...
  46. What's Ailing Coal Stocks?

    What's Ailing Coal Stocks?

    October 11, 2011
    Coal has gone from red-hot to ice-cold. Nevertheless, here is a list of companies to keep your eye on.
  47. Freeport Fights Off The Perfect Storm

    Freeport Fights Off The Perfect Storm

    October 11, 2011
    Freeport McMoRan fights off falling copper prices and a strike. The company may be down, but that won't last for long.
  48. Should Value Investors Check Into Marriott?

    Should Value Investors Check Into Marriott?

    October 11, 2011
    The hotel business is tricky, and people aren't vacationing as much. However, Marriott seems to be doing pretty good, all ...
  49. S&P 500 Losers - Third Quarter Of 2011

    S&P 500 Losers - Third Quarter Of 2011

    October 10, 2011
    A review the five worst performing stocks in the S&P 500 during the third quarter of 2011 and why these stocks did much ...
  50. Industrial-Sized REITs

    Industrial-Sized REITs

    October 10, 2011
    With industrial production and the economy grinding forward, many analysts believe the industrial real estate sector is ripe ...
  51. Upwardly-Revised Estimates Are Few And Far Between

    Upwardly-Revised Estimates Are Few And Far Between

    October 10, 2011
    The reeling in of earnings estimates has begun, but here are some compelling exceptions to that trend.
  52. EnCana - Horn River Basin Upstream Review

    EnCana - Horn River Basin Upstream Review

    October 10, 2011
    EnCana plans to develop natural gas in the Horn River Basin located in Western Canada for export to Asian markets.
  53. Wabco Brakes For Nobody

    Wabco Brakes For Nobody

    October 7, 2011
    I wrote about Wabco back in January 2009. Since then, it went on a tear until July when it fell out of bed. I can see no ...
  54. Yahoo! - Everybody's Favorite Target?

    Yahoo! - Everybody's Favorite Target?

    October 7, 2011
    The obligatory Yahoo! merger speculation heats up again.
  55. AMR – No Bankruptcy Today … Yet

    AMR – No Bankruptcy Today … Yet

    October 7, 2011
    American Airlines may not need bankruptcy, but it needs a new cost structure soon.
  56. Brazil Builds-Up For The World Cup

    Brazil Builds-Up For The World Cup

    October 7, 2011
    With both the World Cup and the Olympics in Brazil’s future, the nation is undergoing a major infrastructure revival.
  57. PPD Goes Private

    PPD Goes Private

    October 6, 2011
    PPD's acceptance of a low buyout bid raises questions about the CRO industry.
  58. Don't Dismiss Fertilizer

    Don't Dismiss Fertilizer

    October 6, 2011
    No matter how hard times get in this economy, society needs food and food needs fertilizer. This demand is helping to keep ...
  59. 3 Reasons To Own Lincare Holdings

    3 Reasons To Own Lincare Holdings

    October 6, 2011
    Lincare stock is down almost 20% YTD. While many fear the worst for LNCR, there are three reasons why its stocks are a 'buy.' ...
  60. The Big Play In Pollution Control

    The Big Play In Pollution Control

    October 6, 2011
    As the world grapples with growing pollution and environmental concerns, the mitigation industry stands to profit. For investors, ...
  61. Paychex Is Stagnant But Impressively Profitable

    Paychex Is Stagnant But Impressively Profitable

    October 5, 2011
    Slow economic growth didn't stop Paychex from reporting solid first quarter results.
  62. Sears' Big Move

    Sears' Big Move

    October 5, 2011
    Sears' stocks jumped with the news that the retailer is planning to capitalize on its large amount of real estate.
  63. Worthington Industries Slowly Forges Ahead

    Worthington Industries Slowly Forges Ahead

    October 5, 2011
    Steelmaker Worthington Industries has been changing its business mix in a difficult industry. It forged ahead with a quarterly ...
  64. ONEOK Is Loving The Midstream

    ONEOK Is Loving The Midstream

    October 5, 2011
    ONEOK owns a diverse range of regulated and unregulated energy businesses and uses these to generate above-average growth ...
  65. Fertilizer Wars Heat Up

    Fertilizer Wars Heat Up

    October 5, 2011
    As our population continues to grow, increasing food production will be paramount. Hence, the historically boring fertilizer ...
  66. Metals And Mining Meltdown

    Metals And Mining Meltdown

    October 5, 2011
    Metals and mining stocks have been hit hard, with most beaten down near their 52-week lows on fears of a global slowdown ...
  67. Statistically Interesting Stocks

    Statistically Interesting Stocks

    October 4, 2011
    Canvasing the market, some stocks show up with interesting numbers of intrigue to investors.
  68. Energy Bloodbath Continues

    Energy Bloodbath Continues

    October 4, 2011
    Investors are fleeing the exploration and production sector as fears rise that a recession is more likely. This is leading ...
  69. Micron's Persistence Of Memory

    Micron's Persistence Of Memory

    October 4, 2011
    Micron has been here before and investors may want to look here for a long-term bargain.
  70. Pico Holdings: 5 Reasons To Own This Little Known Company

    Pico Holdings: 5 Reasons To Own This Little Known Company

    October 3, 2011
    Pico Holdings hasn't traded near $20 very often in the past 10 years. Find out why now is the time to buy its stock.
  71. Paint Stocks Glossing Over Housing Mess

    Paint Stocks Glossing Over Housing Mess

    October 3, 2011
    The housing market is keeping paint stocks in a bleak color pallet. When the market sorts itself out, things will be much ...
  72. Google's Not The Only Player In The Mobile Payment Business

    Google's Not The Only Player In The Mobile Payment Business

    October 3, 2011
    Finally, a race Google isn't destined to win - at least in the long run.
  73. Does The Market Expect Trouble At Accenture?

    Does The Market Expect Trouble At Accenture?

    October 3, 2011
    Accenture seems too cheap even in a recessionary economy.
  74. Is Jabil Quietly Loading Both Barrels?

    Is Jabil Quietly Loading Both Barrels?

    September 30, 2011
    Jabil's revenue is holding up better than its customers.
  75. The 3 Highest Yielding Pharma Stocks

    The 3 Highest Yielding Pharma Stocks

    September 30, 2011
    Learn more about three large pharmaceutical companies with the highest current yields.
  76. The 3 Highest Yielding Defense Stocks

    The 3 Highest Yielding Defense Stocks

    September 30, 2011
    Despite challenges, the largest defense firms will remain an integral part of the defense industry and possess yields that ...
  77. Chevron Approves Wheatstone Project

    Chevron Approves Wheatstone Project

    September 30, 2011
    Chevron approved the Wheatstone Project, a large liquified natural gas project in Australia.
  78. Spice Up A Bond Portfolio By Going Global

    Spice Up A Bond Portfolio By Going Global

    September 30, 2011
    In order to get extra income, investors may want to open their portfolios up to international bonds.
  79. Darden Restaurants Cooks Up Consistency

    Darden Restaurants Cooks Up Consistency

    September 30, 2011
    Despite tough first quarter profit trends, Darden Restaurants' consistent long-term track record remains fully intact.
  80. What Is Walgreen's Next Trick?

    What Is Walgreen's Next Trick?

    September 30, 2011
    Walgreen is doing okay today, but tomorrow is a much bigger question.
  81. 5 Wind Energy Stocks To Watch

    5 Wind Energy Stocks To Watch

    September 29, 2011
    One shining example in the renewable energy space is the wind energy sector. Capacity continues to grow and offers a value ...
  82. Odyssey Leads Investors On Treasure Hunt

    Odyssey Leads Investors On Treasure Hunt

    September 29, 2011
    Can investors find buried treasure with Odyssey Marine Exploration's shipwreck-exploration business?
  83. Accessing Africa's Untold Growth Story

    Accessing Africa's Untold Growth Story

    September 29, 2011
    Emerging markets represent the world's future economic growth engines. Africa represents a great way to play an ignored growth ...
  84. 5 Agriculture Stocks That Pay Dividends

    5 Agriculture Stocks That Pay Dividends

    September 29, 2011
    Food prices will likely continue to rise as our population grows and biofuel development gains popularity. As a result, the ...
  85. Berkshire Buys Shares And Controversy

    Berkshire Buys Shares And Controversy

    September 29, 2011
    Berkshire announced its intention to buy back shares, but what does that mean for investors?
  86. NuStar Energy Invests In Storage Business

    NuStar Energy Invests In Storage Business

    September 29, 2011
    NuStar Energy is investing heavily to expand various storage projects as it seeks to generate growth off the increase in ...
  87. Oracle's Impressive Organic Growth

    Oracle's Impressive Organic Growth

    September 28, 2011
    Strong growth, impressive cash flow generation and a reasonable valuation make Oracle stand out from rivals.
  88. Why GM's Not A Value Trap

    Why GM's Not A Value Trap

    September 28, 2011
    GM's P/E ratio is less than five right now. That's value trap territory. I'll look at why it's not.
  89. 5 High-Beta Stocks To Watch

    5 High-Beta Stocks To Watch

    September 28, 2011
    Check out five high-beta stocks that can help make your portfolio more exciting.
  90. Five Solar Stocks To Watch

    Five Solar Stocks To Watch

    September 28, 2011
    Alternative energy is definitely a volatile sector, but the pay off can be worth it for investors willing to tolerate the ...
  91. Five Socially Responsible Stocks

    Five Socially Responsible Stocks

    September 28, 2011
    Making money in the market shouldn't prevent you from sleeping at night. Find out how to keep your conscience clean and bank ...
  92. Nike Asks, “What Slowdown?”

    Nike Asks, “What Slowdown?”

    September 28, 2011
    Nike defies a tough consumer market with a very strong performance in its last quarter.
  93. 7 S&P 500 Stocks With Huge Dividends

    7 S&P 500 Stocks With Huge Dividends

    September 28, 2011
    S&P 500 Stocks With Huge Dividends
  94. Attractive Dividend Stocks To Watch

    Attractive Dividend Stocks To Watch

    September 27, 2011
    Dividend yields, despite how insignificant they may seem, are a major component of equity returns as times goes on
  95. Bear Market Lows Return

    Bear Market Lows Return

    September 27, 2011
    The overall market has fallen sharply during the recent investor panic over a recession, but it is still far away from its ...
  96. Diamonds Are A Portfolio's Best Friend

    Diamonds Are A Portfolio's Best Friend

    September 27, 2011
    For investors looking for additional safe havens to place their money, diamonds could be an interesting bet.
  97. Could Platinum Be Better Than Gold?

    Could Platinum Be Better Than Gold?

    September 27, 2011
    As gold has risen and reached parity with platinum, the white metal could be one of the best values in the precious metals ...
  98. 2 Key Reasons Carnival Remains Submerged

    2 Key Reasons Carnival Remains Submerged

    September 26, 2011
    There are two primary drivers to Carnival’s business, and investors may want to wait for clearer indications that they are ...
  99. MELA Gets A Surprising

    MELA Gets A Surprising "Yes"

    September 26, 2011
    MELA gets a stunning approvable letter for MelaFind.
  100. AutoZone's Successful Drive Continues

    AutoZone's Successful Drive Continues

    September 26, 2011
    AutoZone posted yet another outstanding quarter and full fiscal year results. The company and the stock both continue their ...
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