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  1. Value Investing In The Banking Sector

    November 24, 2009
    Some healthy banks are using the distressed environment in the banking sector to buy into coveted markets at cheap prices. ...
  2. Buckle Bucking The Trend

    November 23, 2009
    Once again, The Buckle's third-quarter results proved to be an anomaly in the retail sector.
  3. Abercrombie Down, But Still Strong

    November 18, 2009
    Abercrombie's sales have fallen, but the company might just benefit from this recession in the long term.
  4. Three Dividend Stocks For Small Cap Investors

    November 17, 2009
    These three small cap stocks have healthy dividend yields.
  5. TravelCenters: A Bargain Work In Progress

    November 12, 2009
    TravelCenters offers a very compelling risk reward scenario, as long as one has faith that management will continue to operate ...
  6. A Closer Look At Lululemon's Numbers

    October 29, 2009
    Lululemon just announced guidance for its Q3 ended Nov. 1 that is very bullish. But this one's not a slam dunk.
  7. Winners And Losers In Defined Contribution Plans

    September 11, 2009
    We take a look at companies that have recently filed their 11-K, and see if there are some buy and sell signals hidden among ...
  8. 3 Specialty Retailers You Should Know

    August 26, 2009
    We take a look at Buckle, Urban Outfitters and Aeropostale to see which is the best investment.
  9. Panera Bread Rising To The Challenge

    July 30, 2009
    Panera is a cut above other companies in the casual dining sector, but management is still struggling to rise to the challenge. ...
  10. Four Apparel Stocks showing a Topping Pattern

    July 13, 2009
    Four Apparel Stocks showing a Topping Pattern
  11. Today's Students, Tomorrow's Money Managers

    May 27, 2009
    Student Managed Investment Funds are fairly common in MBA programs today. And many of these students are beating the pros. ...
  12. Booking An Uncertain Future

    May 26, 2009
    Barnes & Noble's quarterly earnings were down, but its outlook is up. Is this justified in the difficult bookselling ...
  13. Urban Outfitters Maintains Its Edge

    May 19, 2009
    Urban Outfitters is still looking good despite a sales decline. Find out why this might be a good retail play.
  14. The TARP Big Boys Start The Payback

    May 13, 2009
    Tarp funds have been a controversial component of the government bailouot, but which banks actually want it.
  15. Stock Splits Worth A Look

    May 11, 2009
    What does the decline in stock splits mean for investors?
  16. Texas Pacific Group Made Money On J. Crew, Did You?

    May 8, 2009
    Private equity firm Texas Pacific Group recently sold off its last 2.8 million shares it held in J. Crew, and made a lot ...
  17. Whitman And The Third Avenue Value Fund Down But Not Out

    April 14, 2009
    The Third Avenue Value fund has slipped in the short term, due to its large bet on financials. Once the economy recovers, ...
  18. TARP Returns Start To Snowball

    April 6, 2009
    Four more banks have returned "bailout" money. If this trend continues, it will run contary to the stated goal of stimulating ...
  19. Five Dividend Darlings

    March 9, 2009
    Although dividends are never guaranteed, five companies with a high forward annual dividend yield may be worth further research. ...
  20. The AAA Rated Bond Club Gets Smaller

    March 5, 2009
    As the recession continues the number of companies rated AAA gets smaller.
  21. Avoid The Dividend Trap

    March 4, 2009
    Finance experts like Suze Orman suggest any investment in stocks should have a dividend. Learn why that's not necessarily ...
  22. Is Wendy's/Arby's Stock On The Value Menu?

    March 4, 2009
    Investors might want to wait to see how the Wendy's/Arby's combo survives the recession before taking a bite.
  23. IberiaBank Kicks Off TARP Backlash

    March 2, 2009
    A growing number of banks that received TARP money are facing increasing government scrutiny.
  24. Bristol-Myers Pays Healthy Dividends

    February 12, 2009
    Bristol-Myers is among five companies with a great forward annual dividend yield.
  25. Investments In Wealth Management

    January 23, 2009
    SEI Investments stock is currently trading at a five-year low does an investment makes sense at these prices?
  26. Are Financials Still At Risk?

    January 13, 2009
    American financial firms underwent trial by fire in 2008. We'll look at which are likely to rise from the ashes.
  27. Buy Into Long-Term Care

    January 5, 2009
    Play the baby boom with long-term care stocks.
  28. 5 Reasons To Avoid GSI Commerce

    December 8, 2008
    With online sales growing, you'd think an industry sales leader would be doing well. Unfortunately, that's hardly the case. ...
  29. The Only Smart Bet In A Market Of Chaos

    November 21, 2008
    When so many professionals and experts don't have a clue what's happening, there is only one move to make.
  30. The King Of Comps

    November 4, 2008
    Burger King increased comps by 3.6% and reaffirmed guidance. Can this success continue?
  31. Snack On The Inventure Group

    October 30, 2008
    Micro-cap snack food producer Inventure Group is back from the dead. I'll examine why it might be a good time to bite into ...
  32. Delinquent Loans Affecting Citizens Republic Bancorp

    October 22, 2008
    Citizens Republic Bancorp feels the impact of the Michigan economy with high dependence on commercial real estate.
  33. Five Reasons Old Navy Must Go

    October 22, 2008
    Make Old Navy walk the plank before this business drags the rest of the company down with it.
  34. Central Securities A Long-Term Winner

    October 10, 2008
    Central Securities trades at a discount to its net asset value and has a long-term record of outperformance.
  35. Thanks To China, Yum Brands Delivers

    October 10, 2008
    We put Yum Brands' third-quarter earnings under the microscope. Will expansion to China continue to fuel growth?
  36. Storm Brewing For Online Brokers

    September 22, 2008
    On top of slumping trading volumes, the online brokers now face significant client withdrawals. That's a storm of trouble. ...
  37. Popeye's Returns To Louisiana Roots

    August 29, 2008
    Popeye's is rebranding to emphasize its New Orleans origins. Can this once dominant chain return to former glory?
  38. Security Software Companies Avoid U.S. Slowdown

    August 7, 2008
    Cyberspace is still a scary place, and that's good news for Symantec and McAfee who offer security software.
  39. A Closer Look At Bear Market Funds

    July 28, 2008
    Investors can take a lead from the pros on how to plan and protect their portfolios. Learn how some of the top bear market ...
  40. New Leaders For The Next Bullish Leg

    July 22, 2008
    Are new groups poised to lead any impending rally? Some peculiar styles and company sizes have gotten a strong start out ...
  41. Banks In Trouble? Don't Tell That To The Regionals

    July 22, 2008
    Surprise, Surprise. The national banks posted another round of brutal numbers. The sector's real strength lies in the smaller ...
  42. Scanning For Supermarket Stocks

    July 11, 2008
    We examine a Southern California grocery chain that's doing just fine in this economy, but it's not who you think.
  43. PEGY With A Value Twist

    July 2, 2008
    Add a margin of safety to your PEG calculations by using price/sales and dividend yield. We'll look at a ten-stock portfolio. ...
  44. Are Same Store Sales Overrated?

    June 11, 2008
    Fewer retailers are reporting monthly same store sales, arguing they put too much emphasis on the short term. Perhaps they're ...
  45. Is The Surf Up?

    May 29, 2008
    Two years ago the surf business was the hottest thing going. Today, growth is stagnant. Can Quiksilver regain its focus? ...
  46. Triarc Tries On Wendy's Merger

    April 30, 2008
    Wendy's is merging with Triarc, will this merger be a taste of good things to come - or will it leave a bitter aftertaste ...
  47. Straight AAAs For Failing Bond Insurers

    February 27, 2008
    S&P reaffirmed the 'AAA' ratings of MBIA and Ambac - yet another case where the report card is more about self esteem ...
  48. Will Wendy's Hold Out For A Better Suitor? (TRY, WEN)

    November 16, 2007
    Investment company Triarc finally made a bid for Wendy's, but reports suggest that it came in lower than expected.
  49. Burger King Feasting On The 'Fourth Meal' (BKC)

    September 5, 2007
    Three meals a day? Bah! Burger King has found that if you're open, they will eat.
  50. Three Reasons Amazon Keeps Climbing (AMZN)

    August 7, 2007
    There is more to life than just books... at least, Amazon thinks so. This just might be why the stock is rising.
  51. Four Reasons Behind The Starbucks Stall (SBUX)

    August 3, 2007
    Starbucks is coming off a solid third quarter, but its stock has stalled. Read on to find out why.
  52. Making Change At The Bank

    June 14, 2007
    A look at three institutions who are pushing the standard definition of regional bank.
  53. Buyout Or Not, Wendy's A Good Deal (WEN)

    May 2, 2007
    Billionaire Nelson Peltz is interested in Wendy's, but the company has upside beyond a simple buyout.
  54. Starbucks Set To Pick Up (SBUX)

    February 20, 2007
    With strong growth prospects in the mix, SBUX shares look like a good bargain at current prices.
  55. Margins Matter (MCD, WEN, BKC)

    February 15, 2007
    Just how important are margins on your stocks' prices?
  56. Netflix Not Done Yet (NFLX)

    October 30, 2006
    Sizing up the many pros and cons of NFLX.
  57. Debt Insurance Stocks Starting To Look Risky (ABK, MBI, AGO, ...

    July 18, 2006
    Spiraling state and municipal government debt loads are a concern for muni bondholders, but also pose surprise risk to equity ...
  58. The Good and Bad of Shareholder Activism

    February 13, 2006
    A look at the growing trend of shareholder activism.
  59. Nike - Out with the New in with the Old

    January 24, 2006
    A look at the recent resignation of Nike CEO William Perez.
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