ALL : Analysis & Opinions

  1. 3 Construction Stocks for the 2014 Housing Recovery - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    The new home construction market has recovered at a steady pace in the second half of 2014 after a slump at the beginning ...
  2. Navient Rewards Shareholders with New Buyback Program - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Navient Corporation (NAVI) announced a new share repurchase program for up to $1.0 billion of its outstanding common stock.
  3. The trio of silver, platinum and palladium are driven more by their industrial demand than their safe-haven status. The time to buy is now.

    Forget Gold, Invest In These Precious Metals

    June 25, 2014
    Silver, platinum and palladium are driven more by their industrial demand than their safe-haven status. The time to buy is ...
  4. Insurance Stocks Running Out of Steam - Industry Outlook

    May 8, 2014
    Insurance Stocks Running Out of Steam - Industry Outlook
  5. Looking Back at Our Rapid Fire ETF Ideas for 2013

    December 26, 2013
    As 2012 came to a close last year, we sat down and picked out some of the most promising ETF investments for the coming year. ...
  6. The recent precious metals rout has unearthed plenty of bargains. One of the biggest could be in platinum

    The Bullish Set-Up In Platinum

    November 20, 2013
    The recent precious metals rout has unearthed plenty of bargains. One of the biggest could be in platinum. Analysts predict ...
  7. U.S. Insurers Turn A Major Corner

    June 25, 2013
    After suffering, the property and casualty insurance industry is back. The group has reported their first underwriting profit ...
  8. Precious Metal ETFs Crumble in Fed Meeting Aftermath - ETF News ...

    June 20, 2013
    Precious metal ETFs are in deep trouble after the latest FOMC meeting as prices fell across the board.
  9. Progressive Improving Quality At The Expense Of Growth

    April 11, 2013
    Progressive is still a fine insurance company, but the growth premium seems overdone today.
  10. Insurance Stock Overview - Jan 2013 - Industry Outlook

    January 22, 2013
    The U.S. insurance industry entered 2013 facing the ravages of Hurricane Sandy, which resulted in billions of insured losses. ...
  11. Ross Among the Nasdaq's Biggest Movers on January 3, 2013

    January 3, 2013
    The market has been quiet so far today, with the Nasdaq, S&P 500 and Dow showing little change. The Nasdaq Composite ...
  12. RNR Estimates Loss from Sandy - Analyst Blog

    December 21, 2012
    RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (RNR) announced its initial estimate of a net negative impact of $130 million on its fourth quarter ...
  13. 13 Rapid Fire ETF Ideas For 2013

    December 19, 2012
    This past year shaped out to be quite the roller coaster ride for many investors; equity marketsperseveredthroughtumultuous, ...
  14. Should You Invest In Insurance Stocks?

    December 11, 2012
    Don't judge insurance stocks by looking at the latest catastrophe. Washington lawmakers can change the fate of insurance ...
  15. Sandy to Hurt Insurers' 4Q Margins - Analyst Blog

    November 13, 2012
    While the U.S. property and casualty insurers had reported favorable earnings in the first nine months of 2012, superstorm ...
  16. Protect Your Portfolio with These Insurance ETFs - ETF News And ...

    October 25, 2012
    Leading up to the Q3 earnings season, investors were quite uncertain about the direction of American stocks to close out ...
  17. Allstate Upped to Outperform - Analyst Blog

    October 18, 2012
    We have promoted Allstate Corp. (ALL) with an 'Outperform' recommendation from 'Neutral' based on the significant improvement ...
  18. Allstate - Momentum

    October 10, 2012
    Shares of The Allstate Corporation (ALL) hit a 52-week high of $41.25 on October 8, as the property & casualty insurer ...
  19. Allstate Sued for Esurance Pricing - Analyst Blog

    September 19, 2012
    Allstate Corp. (ALL) has been accused of violating the terms of a contract to purchase online auto insurer Esurance from ...
  20. Joe's Jeans Inc. (JOEZ) & magicJack VocalTec (CALL) - Zacks #1 ...

    August 28, 2012
    It was a quiet day on Wall Street Tuesday, but there were several Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks making some noise. And ...
  21. Biggest Nasdaq Movers for July 9, 2012

    July 9, 2012
    It's been a bad morning for the market, with the Nasdaq down 0.3%, the S&P 500 falling 0.3% and the Dow decreasing 0.4%. ...
  22. Is It A Good Idea To Invest In Triple Leveraged ETF?

    June 20, 2012
    Investors who are over the leverage game should consider ETFs as a way to maximize returns and increase exposure.
  23. Platinum Group Metals Offers A Real Bargain

    June 13, 2012
    While gold and silver remain the go-to precious metals, the growth in platinum and palladium continues unabated.
  24. W.R. Berkley's Valuation Has Caught Up

    June 6, 2012
    W.R. Berkley's business is improving, but perhaps not enough to keep driving the stock. While long-term investors may wish ...
  25. Spain Drags Gold Lower

    June 1, 2012
    The third credit ratings downgrade of Spain in the past month by ratings agency Egan-Jones pressured gold futures Tuesday. ...
  26. Ugly Friday, But Gold, Silver Surprise

    May 8, 2012
    Despite an awful end to the week for riskier assets at the hands of a highly disappointing April jobs report, gold and silver ...
  27. Are Triple Leveraged ETFs a Good Idea?

    April 30, 2012
    Investors who are over the leverage game should consider ETFs as a way to maximize returns and increase exposure.
  28. Progressive Takes One Step Forward, One-Half Back

    April 16, 2012
    Progressive shares have been strong lately, as have shares for many insurers. However, progressive's margins are soft. The ...
  29. Are Triple Leveraged ETFs a Good Idea?

    March 23, 2012
    Investors who are over the leverage game should consider ETFs as a way to maximize returns and increase exposure.
  30. 4 Techs to Watch for Buy Points

    March 1, 2012
    Technology stocks were showing strength in Tuesday’s session. Here are some sector names that aren’t always in the spotlight, ...
  31. Are Triple Leveraged ETFs a Good Idea?

    January 31, 2012
    Investors who are over the leverage game should consider ETFs as a way to maximize returns and increase exposure.
  32. Stillwater Mining Or North American Palladium?

    January 13, 2012
    Looking for a pure play platinum metals producer? There's really only one option.
  33. 5 Stocks To Buy For Insurance

    December 29, 2011
    These leading insurers have held up quite well this year, and the outlook over the next few years supports looking at them ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. Are Triple Leveraged ETFs a Good Idea?

    November 4, 2011
    Investors who are over the leverage game should consider ETFs as a way to maximize returns and increase exposure.
  36. Berkley Looking Unloved

    April 27, 2011
    Berkley isn't getting much love, but investors shouldn't forget the solid operating history here.
  37. Progressive Perking Up

    April 18, 2011
    Progressive's growth trends look to be rebounding again, making the shares worth a closer look.
  38. 5 Bearish MACD Crossovers

    February 14, 2011
    Knowing when trends are about to reverse is tricky business, but the MACD can help.
  39. The Joys And Pains Of 3X Returns

    February 3, 2011
    Investors who are over the leverage game should consider ETFs as a way to maximize returns and increase exposure.
  40. The Other Metal Superstars

    December 7, 2010
    Gold has captured the spotlight within the commodities world, but investors would do well to consider the entire metal spectrum. ...
  41. 4 Companies with High Free Cash Flow Yield

    August 24, 2010
    High free cash flow yield indicates strong return for the shareholders.
  42. The BCS Portfolio: Playing College Football Sponsors

    August 13, 2010
    College football's biggest bowls, along with the BCS title game, are sponsored by blue chip names you might want to consider ...
  43. Progressive Insurance Making Progress

    July 16, 2010
    Progressive stands out for its double-digit premium and investment income growth.
  44. The World Of Commodities Outside Energy And Gold

    June 22, 2010
    Commodities are quickly becoming a more important part of investors' overall portfolios, but most allocation is spread among ...
  45. The Silver Standard

    June 4, 2010
    Gold is getting all the attention as sovereign debt problems plague the market, but silver’s industrial usage should make ...
  46. All That Glitters Is NOT Gold

    May 5, 2010
    Gold is not the only precious metal option for investors. Take a look at palladium, platinum and silver.
  47. Progressive's Winning Ad Campaign

    April 19, 2010
    Auto insurer Progressive appears to be winning market share with its catchy TV ad campaign.
  48. How Comprehensive Is Your Income?

    September 17, 2009
    Comprehensive income is an important part of shareholder equity but is often overlooked.
  49. Deep Value Disappointments

    July 1, 2009
    In order to be truly successful, value investors need to do their homework.
  50. Allstate's Good Hands Gone Bad?

    June 12, 2009
    Allstate is a mixed bag right now; though they refused TARP money, they have exposure to mortgage-backed securities
  51. Book Value Bargains Or Just Plain Busted?

    March 18, 2009
    Companies trading under book value may be worth a look - assuming they aren't down for good reason.
  52. Business Education Courtesy Of Berkshire's Shareholder Letter

    March 4, 2009
    Warren Buffett's 2008 Berkshire Hathaway 2008 shareholder letter demonstrates how to manage businesses through thick and ...
  53. The Joys And Pains Of 3X Returns

    February 17, 2009
    Investors who are over the leverage game should consider ETFs as a way to maximize returns and increase exposure.
  54. Is AIG DOA?

    August 27, 2008
    AIG was once the buy-and-forget champion of the insurance sector. Now the question is whether it can survive.
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