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  1. The Seasonally Quiet Period - Ahead of Wall Street

    The Seasonally Quiet Period - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 24, 2014
    The lowered estimates notwithstanding, earnings growth in Q2 will be more than double the pace we saw in Q1.
  2. Bull of the Day: Qihoo 360 (QIHU) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Qihoo 360 (QIHU) - Bull of the Day

    June 24, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Qihoo 360 (QIHU) - Bull of the Day
  3. Bear of the Day: lululemon athletica (LULU) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: lululemon athletica (LULU) - Bear of the Day

    June 23, 2014
    Bear of the Day: lululemon athletica (LULU) - Bear of the Day
  4. Steel Industry Showing Resilience - Industry Outlook

    Steel Industry Showing Resilience - Industry Outlook

    June 23, 2014
    Steel Industry Showing Resilience - Industry Outlook
  5. Are China Worries Receding? - Ahead of Wall Street

    Are China Worries Receding? - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 23, 2014
    More positive news out of China
  6. Bear of the Day: ITT Education (ESI) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: ITT Education (ESI) - Bear of the Day

    June 23, 2014
    Bear of the Day: ITT Education (ESI) - Bear of the Day
  7. Bull of the Day: Encana (ECA) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Encana (ECA) - Bull of the Day

    June 23, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Encana (ECA) - Bull of the Day
  8. How Long Can Tesla's Rally Continue?

    How Long Can Tesla's Rally Continue?

    June 20, 2014
    With many momentum stocks coming back into favor this week, it will be interesting to see if the moves can continue to see ...
  9. Where We Go From Here? - Ahead of Wall Street

    Where We Go From Here? - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 20, 2014
    The Fed's dovish commitment is a very powerful elixir for this market.
  10. Bull of the Day: Tower (TOWR) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Tower (TOWR) - Bull of the Day

    June 20, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Tower (TOWR) - Bull of the Day
  11. Bear of the Day: Tumi (TUMI) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Tumi (TUMI) - Bear of the Day

    June 20, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Tumi (TUMI) - Bear of the Day
  12. Underlying Tech And Pricing Concerns Scorch Amazon's Fire Phone

    Underlying Tech And Pricing Concerns Scorch Amazon's Fire Phone

    June 19, 2014
    On Wednesday, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced its first smartphone design with Dynamic Perspective and Firefly technologies. ...
  13. Pay Attention To This Economic Bellwether

    Pay Attention To This Economic Bellwether

    June 19, 2014
    An accelerating economy and recent freight volume growth means that savvy investors should pay more than a little attention ...
  14. Fed Makes Everybody Happy - Ahead of Wall Street

    Fed Makes Everybody Happy - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 19, 2014
    There were no surprises from the Fed, but it was still able to make everybody happy.
  15. Bear of the Day: ViaSat (VSAT) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: ViaSat (VSAT) - Bear of the Day

    June 19, 2014
    Bear of the Day: ViaSat (VSAT) - Bear of the Day
  16. Bull of the Day: Delta Air Lines (DAL) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Delta Air Lines (DAL) - Bull of the Day

    June 19, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Delta Air Lines (DAL) - Bull of the Day
  17. Handicapping the Fed - Ahead of Wall Street

    Handicapping the Fed - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 18, 2014
    Markets are expected to remain in a tentative mood today.
  18. Bull of the Day: AGL Resources (GAS) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: AGL Resources (GAS) - Bull of the Day

    June 17, 2014
    Bull of the Day: AGL Resources (GAS) - Bull of the Day
  19. Bear of the Day: Hertz (HTZ) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Hertz (HTZ) - Bear of the Day

    June 17, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Hertz (HTZ) - Bear of the Day
  20. What's Holding Housing Back? - Ahead of Wall Street

    What's Holding Housing Back? - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 17, 2014
    Today's housing data came on weak side, with both Starts and Permits coming modestly shy of expectations.
  21. Did Tyson Really Win The Hillshire Takeover Battle?

    Did Tyson Really Win The Hillshire Takeover Battle?

    June 16, 2014
    With the merger and acquisition market really heating up as of late, the Street has been sending mixed signals to the shareholders ...
  22. Foreign Banks Face Tough Road to Recovery - Industry Outlook

    Foreign Banks Face Tough Road to Recovery - Industry Outlook

    June 16, 2014
    Foreign Banks Face Tough Road to Recovery - Industry Outlook
  23. Stocks in Tentative Mood - Ahead of Wall Street

    Stocks in Tentative Mood - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 16, 2014
    The bond market's recent strength has made it easier for the Fed to get out of the QE business without disrupting the market. ...
  24. Bear of the Day: Arctic Cat (ACAT) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Arctic Cat (ACAT) - Bear of the Day

    June 16, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Arctic Cat (ACAT) - Bear of the Day
  25. Bull of the Day: Avago Technologies (AVGO) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Avago Technologies (AVGO) - Bull of the Day

    June 16, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Avago Technologies (AVGO) - Bull of the Day
  26. Earnings Expectations For The Week Of June 16: FedEx, Oracle ...

    Earnings Expectations For The Week Of June 16: FedEx, Oracle ...

    June 14, 2014
    Scheduled quarterly reports from BlackBerry (NASDAQ: earnings front. Analysts are looking for year-over-year growth on the ...
  27. Barron's Recap: 2014 Midyear Roundtable

    Barron's Recap: 2014 Midyear Roundtable

    June 14, 2014
    This weekend in Barron's online: the 2014 Midyear Roundtable, why most investing professionals are below average, as ...
  28. What???s Happening in Iraq? - Ahead of Wall Street

    What???s Happening in Iraq? - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 13, 2014
    The oil market???s reaction appears to be more emotional and knee-jerk rather than reflective of ground realities.
  29. What's Happening in Iraq? - Ahead of Wall Street

    What's Happening in Iraq? - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 13, 2014
    The oil market's reaction appears to be more emotional and knee-jerk rather than reflective of ground realities.
  30. Bull of the Day: Xoom Corp (XOOM) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Xoom Corp (XOOM) - Bull of the Day

    June 13, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Xoom Corp (XOOM) - Bull of the Day
  31. Bear of the Day: Ralph Lauren (RL) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Ralph Lauren (RL) - Bear of the Day

    June 13, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Ralph Lauren (RL) - Bear of the Day
  32. Why Your Portfolio Needs This Undervalued Metal

    Why Your Portfolio Needs This Undervalued Metal

    June 12, 2014
    After spending much of last year in the dumps, aluminum is making a comeback. Rising global manufacturing and dwindling supplies ...
  33. Q2 Rebound Not That Strong - Ahead of Wall Street

    Q2 Rebound Not That Strong - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 12, 2014
    This runs counter to the broadly improving trend in economic data that has been pointing towards the U.S. economy
  34. REITs: Something to Build On - Industry Outlook

    REITs: Something to Build On - Industry Outlook

    June 12, 2014
    REITs: Something to Build On - Industry Outlook
  35. Global Growth Questions - Ahead of Wall Street

    Global Growth Questions - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 11, 2014
    Stocks today will likely reflect the weak global growth backdrop emerging from the World Bank report.
  36. Bull of the Day: GATX (GMT) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: GATX (GMT) - Bull of the Day

    June 11, 2014
    Bull of the Day: GATX (GMT) - Bull of the Day
  37. Bear of the Day: Express (EXPR) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Express (EXPR) - Bear of the Day

    June 11, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Express (EXPR) - Bear of the Day
  38. Why Europe's Equities Are Worth Cheering For

    Why Europe's Equities Are Worth Cheering For

    June 10, 2014
    The European Central Bank’s plan to cut rates and stimulate growth should light a fire under equities and real estate. What ...
  39. What The Next Decline Will Likely Tell Us

    What The Next Decline Will Likely Tell Us

    June 10, 2014
    Even the most ardent bulls will have to admit the current joyride to the upside might be getting a little out of hand. For ...
  40. Reggie Middleton Talks Bitcoin's Future And Why Google Is Preferred ...

    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 ...
  41. Central Banks Flexing Muscle - Ahead of Wall Street

    Central Banks Flexing Muscle - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 10, 2014
    The gains we've been seeing are not restricted to the U.S.; markets across the pond are in as much a bullish mood.
  42. Bear of the Day: Annie's (BNNY) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Annie's (BNNY) - Bear of the Day

    June 10, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Annie's (BNNY) - Bear of the Day
  43. Bull of the Day: The Navigators Group (NAVG) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: The Navigators Group (NAVG) - Bull of the Day

    June 10, 2014
    Bull of the Day: The Navigators Group (NAVG) - Bull of the Day
  44. Closing the Books on Q1 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    Closing the Books on Q1 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    June 10, 2014
    Closing the Books on Q1 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  45. Can Consumer Staples Rebound? - Industry Outlook

    Can Consumer Staples Rebound? - Industry Outlook

    June 10, 2014
    Can Consumer Staples Rebound? - Industry Outlook
  46. One Secret Of Bitcoin Bulls

    One Secret Of Bitcoin Bulls

    June 9, 2014
    Many people think bitcoin enthusiasts are unjustifiably excited about bitcoin’s potential. There are many reasons ...
  47. Does Your Portfolio Need A Dose Of Cybersecurity?

    Does Your Portfolio Need A Dose Of Cybersecurity?

    June 9, 2014
    The growing threat of increasingly sophisticated hacker attacks could mean that now is the right time to add cybersecurity ...
  48. How Can the Market Build from Here? - Ahead of Wall Street

    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.
  49. Bear of the Day: Atlantic Tele-Network (ATNI) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Atlantic Tele-Network (ATNI) - Bear of the Day

    June 8, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Atlantic Tele-Network (ATNI) - Bear of the Day
  50. Bull of the Day: Federated National (FNHC) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Federated National (FNHC) - Bull of the Day

    June 8, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Federated National (FNHC) - Bull of the Day
  51. Target And Others Insiders Have Been Buying

    Target And Others Insiders Have Been Buying

    June 8, 2014
    Kinder Morgan, Seattle Genetics and Target are among the companies that have seen insider buying recently. Insiders may sell ...
  52. Good Jobs Numbers (Not Great) - Ahead of Wall Street

    Good Jobs Numbers (Not Great) - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 6, 2014
    Yes, the economy has bounced back from the winter slump, but the rebound hasn't been as robust as some of the more aggressively ...
  53. Bull of the Day: RSP Permian (RSPP) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: RSP Permian (RSPP) - Bull of the Day

    June 6, 2014
    Bull of the Day: RSP Permian (RSPP) - Bull of the Day
  54. Bear of the Day: Quiksilver (ZQK) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Quiksilver (ZQK) - Bear of the Day

    June 6, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Quiksilver (ZQK) - Bear of the Day
  55. Are This Country's Sagging Stocks A Good Value?

    Are This Country's Sagging Stocks A Good Value?

    June 5, 2014
    After a stellar 2013, Japanese equities have sagged this year. Is this a return to business-as-usual or a possible buying ...
  56. Mario Draghi Walks the Walk - Ahead of Wall Street

    Mario Draghi Walks the Walk - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 5, 2014
    The markets will breathe a sigh of relief that the European Central Bank (ECB) has finally come through with long-promised ...
  57. Bear of the Day: PHH Corp (PHH) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: PHH Corp (PHH) - Bear of the Day

    June 5, 2014
    Bear of the Day: PHH Corp (PHH) - Bear of the Day
  58. Bull of the Day: Rite Aid (RAD) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Rite Aid (RAD) - Bull of the Day

    June 5, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Rite Aid (RAD) - Bull of the Day
  59. Utility Stocks - The Shift Is On - Industry Outlook

    Utility Stocks - The Shift Is On - Industry Outlook

    June 5, 2014
    Utility Stocks - The Shift Is On - Industry Outlook
  60. How To Capitalize On Rising Energy Prices

    How To Capitalize On Rising Energy Prices

    June 4, 2014
    The world's energy demands will keep rising as supplies become harder to find and exploit. These factors should propel a ...
  61. Weak ADP Numbers May Dampen Hopes - Ahead of Wall Street

    Weak ADP Numbers May Dampen Hopes - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 4, 2014
    If this morning's ADP report is a true reflection of underlying trends in the labor market, then expectations for Friday's ...
  62. Bull of the Day: Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM) - Bull of the Day

    June 4, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM) - Bull of the Day
  63. Bear of the Day: Palo Alto Networks (PANW) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Palo Alto Networks (PANW) - Bear of the Day

    June 4, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Palo Alto Networks (PANW) - Bear of the Day
  64. How Far Can The REIT Rally Go?

    How Far Can The REIT Rally Go?

    June 3, 2014
    After spending much of 2013 in the dumps, REITs have roared back this year. But how much gas could the real estate investments ...
  65. Stable China vs. Wobbly Eurozone - Ahead of Wall Street

    Stable China vs. Wobbly Eurozone - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 3, 2014
    The soft European data could be interpreted in the "bad news is good news" category given widespread expectations ...
  66. 5 Keys To Spotting Value Stocks

    5 Keys To Spotting Value Stocks

    June 3, 2014
    In his book Investment Fables, Aswath Damodaran looks at what does and does not work in the stock market. He examines various ...
  67. Will Gold Regain Its Shine This Year? - Industry Outlook

    Will Gold Regain Its Shine This Year? - Industry Outlook

    June 3, 2014
    Will Gold Regain Its Shine This Year? - Industry Outlook
  68. Will May Strength Continue in June? - Ahead of Wall Street

    Will May Strength Continue in June? - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 2, 2014
    Beyond China, the U.S. manufacturing ISM reading is expected to improve to 55.5 from April's 54.9 reading.
  69. Bull of the Day: Sanderson Farms (SAFM) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Sanderson Farms (SAFM) - Bull of the Day

    June 2, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Sanderson Farms (SAFM) - Bull of the Day
  70. Bear of the Day: Masco (MAS) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Masco (MAS) - Bear of the Day

    June 2, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Masco (MAS) - Bear of the Day
  71. Playing Small-Caps In This Market? The Key Is Dividends

    Playing Small-Caps In This Market? The Key Is Dividends

    May 30, 2014
    Small-cap stocks have taken a beating at the hands of jittery investors, but there are opportunities if you focus on dividends. ...
  72. Is It Different This Time? - Ahead of Wall Street

    Is It Different This Time? - Ahead of Wall Street

    May 30, 2014
    Hard to tell which asset class has a better grasp of ground realities, but bonds have historically had a better track record.
  73. Bull of the Day: MidSouth Bancorp (MSL) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: MidSouth Bancorp (MSL) - Bull of the Day

    May 30, 2014
    Bull of the Day: MidSouth Bancorp (MSL) - Bull of the Day
  74. Bear of the Day: KEYW (KEYW) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: KEYW (KEYW) - Bear of the Day

    May 30, 2014
    Bear of the Day: KEYW (KEYW) - Bear of the Day
  75. Should We Listen to Stocks or Bonds? - Ahead of Wall Street

    Should We Listen to Stocks or Bonds? - Ahead of Wall Street

    May 29, 2014
    Relative to the first look at Q1 GDP, investments and government spending turned to be even bigger drags on growth, while ...
  76. Auto Stocks Driving Northbound - Industry Outlook

    Auto Stocks Driving Northbound - Industry Outlook

    May 29, 2014
    Auto Stocks Driving Northbound - Industry Outlook
  77. Bull of the Day: Cooper Tire (CTB) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Cooper Tire (CTB) - Bull of the Day

    May 28, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Cooper Tire (CTB) - Bull of the Day
  78. Bear of the Day: JPMorgan Chase (JPM) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: JPMorgan Chase (JPM) - Bear of the Day

    May 28, 2014
    Bear of the Day: JPMorgan Chase (JPM) - Bear of the Day
  79. Is There Any Samba Left In Brazil's Stocks?

    Is There Any Samba Left In Brazil's Stocks?

    May 28, 2014
    While it hasn’t lived up to its promise as of late, Brazil’s longer term picture is still rosy. And given its recent underperformance, ...
  80. Market Entering Thinner Air - Ahead of Wall Street

    Market Entering Thinner Air - Ahead of Wall Street

    May 28, 2014
    U.S. stocks are indicated to open positive, but the market may find it difficult to sustain the positive momentum, though ...
  81. Bear of the Day: PROS Holdings (PRO) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: PROS Holdings (PRO) - Bear of the Day

    May 28, 2014
    Bear of the Day: PROS Holdings (PRO) - Bear of the Day
  82. Bull of the Day: Westlake Chemical (WLK) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Westlake Chemical (WLK) - Bull of the Day

    May 28, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Westlake Chemical (WLK) - Bull of the Day
  83. Why You Should Buy An American Car

    Why You Should Buy An American Car

    May 27, 2014
    The traditional argument for buying an American-made automobile has been patriotic. Support your country and its workers ...
  84. Bond Market Week Ahead: Bonds Will Track Household, Business ...

    Bond Market Week Ahead: Bonds Will Track Household, Business ...

    May 27, 2014
    The Week in Review The Treasury market tread water in a quiet week. Yields on the 10-year note rose 2bp to close at 2.536. ...
  85. IPO Recap: S&P Ends Week Up, IPOs End Higher

    IPO Recap: S&P Ends Week Up, IPOs End Higher

    May 27, 2014
    Despite a light week for new issue stocks, the IPO market received plenty of attention due to this year's third-largest ...
  86. What Will Businesses Spend On? - Ahead of Wall Street

    What Will Businesses Spend On? - Ahead of Wall Street

    May 27, 2014
    Pilgrim Pride (PPC) is now acquiring Hillshire (HSH) for roughly $5.5B following Hillshire's plans to buy out Pinnacle Foods ...
  87. #PreMarket Primer: Tuesday, May 27: Hope Rises In Ukraine Despite ...

    #PreMarket Primer: Tuesday, May 27: Hope Rises In Ukraine Despite ...

    May 27, 2014
    Following the election of billionaire Petro Poroshenko as President of Ukraine, diplomatic tensions seemed to be easing ...
  88. Bear of the Day: PennyMac Mortgage (PMT) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: PennyMac Mortgage (PMT) - Bear of the Day

    May 27, 2014
    Bear of the Day: PennyMac Mortgage (PMT) - Bear of the Day
  89. Bull of the Day: E Trade Financial (ETFC) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: E Trade Financial (ETFC) - Bull of the Day

    May 26, 2014
    Bull of the Day: E Trade Financial (ETFC) - Bull of the Day
  90. Alt-Energy Shines on Emerging Market Demand - Industry Outlook

    Alt-Energy Shines on Emerging Market Demand - Industry Outlook

    May 26, 2014
    Alt-Energy Shines on Emerging Market Demand - Industry Outlook
  91. Barron's Recap: Top 10 Takeover Targets

    Barron's Recap: Top 10 Takeover Targets

    May 26, 2014
    This weekend in Barron's online: how to play the merger boom, as well as the prospects for Time Inc., Global Brass & ...
  92. Abercrombie & Fitch Earnings Preview: Poised For A Fall?

    Abercrombie & Fitch Earnings Preview: Poised For A Fall?

    May 26, 2014
    Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE: ANF), which like other fashion retailers targeting teens at the mall has taken a beating in ...
  93. Thrift Conversions Can Lead To Better Sleep And Better Returns

    Thrift Conversions Can Lead To Better Sleep And Better Returns

    May 23, 2014
    One of the most successful investing approaches over the past 40 years has been thrift conversions. Investors from Peter ...
  94. Big Growth Is Not Making Big Profit For Spotify

    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 ...
  95. Are Small Caps Predicting Volatility? - Ahead of Wall Street

    Are Small Caps Predicting Volatility? - Ahead of Wall Street

    May 23, 2014
    Unlike the calm in the broad large-cap indexes, the world of small-cap stocks is anything but.
  96. Bear of the Day: SurModics (SRDX) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: SurModics (SRDX) - Bear of the Day

    May 23, 2014
    Bear of the Day: SurModics (SRDX) - Bear of the Day
  97. Bull of the Day: Tata Motors (TTM) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Tata Motors (TTM) - Bull of the Day

    May 22, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Tata Motors (TTM) - Bull of the Day
  98. Near Term Mixed, Longer Term Still OK - Ahead of Wall Street

    Near Term Mixed, Longer Term Still OK - Ahead of Wall Street

    May 22, 2014
    Pre-open sentiment is modestly positive, pertly thanks to China. Guidance from Best Buy (BBY) and Sears (SHLD) was weaker, ...
  99. Costs Taking a Bite Out of Restaurant Stocks - Industry Outlook

    Costs Taking a Bite Out of Restaurant Stocks - Industry Outlook

    May 21, 2014
    Costs Taking a Bite Out of Restaurant Stocks - Industry Outlook
  100. Another Weak Earnings Season Coming to an End - Earnings Trends

    Another Weak Earnings Season Coming to an End - Earnings Trends

    May 21, 2014
    Another Weak Earnings Season Coming to an End - Earnings Trends
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