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  1. The Risk Trade Via ETNs

    The Risk Trade Via ETNs

    June 11, 2012
    Playing the risk-on and risk-off trade via ETNs.
  2.  Undiscovered Tech Play

    Undiscovered Tech Play

    June 8, 2012
    When it comes to technology ETFs, the PowerShares QQQ (NASDAQ: QQQ), the Technology Select Sector SPDR (NYSE: XLK) and a ...
  3. DTV Eyes Brazil's 4G Wireless Market - Analyst Blog

    DTV Eyes Brazil's 4G Wireless Market - Analyst Blog

    June 8, 2012
    DirecTV (DTV), the largest satellite TV provider in the U.S., is planning to take part in Brazil's 4G wireless broadband ...
  4. ETF Trading Report: Consumer, Banking ETFs In Focus - ETF News ...

    ETF Trading Report: Consumer, Banking ETFs In Focus - ETF News ...

    June 8, 2012
    Investors saw a rocky start to Friday trading, but this eventually gave way to a solid ending as hope for a Spanish bailout ...
  5. Pfizer to Spin-Off Animal Health Biz - Analyst Blog

    Pfizer to Spin-Off Animal Health Biz - Analyst Blog

    June 8, 2012
    Pfizer Inc. (PFE) finally unveiled its plans for its Animal Health business. The company, which has been exploring strategic ...
  6. Fed Unveils New Capital Rules - Analyst Blog

    Fed Unveils New Capital Rules - Analyst Blog

    June 8, 2012
    A series of capital proposals were given by the Federal Reserve yesterday aimed at guaranteeing that the U.S. banks maintain ...
  7. MS Enters Canadian Bond Market - Analyst Blog

    MS Enters Canadian Bond Market - Analyst Blog

    June 8, 2012
    On Wednesday, Wall Street Journal reported that Morgan Stanley (MS) has restarted bond trading operations in Toronto, Canada. ...
  8. Rating Action on American Express - Analyst Blog

    Rating Action on American Express - Analyst Blog

    June 8, 2012
    Recently, Standard & Poor's Rating Services (S&P) raised the long-term issuer credit rating (ICR) of the operating ...
  9. AGNC Upgraded to Outperform - Analyst Blog

    AGNC Upgraded to Outperform - Analyst Blog

    June 8, 2012
    We have recently upgraded the long-term recommendation for American Capital Agency Corp. (AGNC), a real estate investment ...
  10. Brown-Forman Another Example Of Overpaying For Safety

    Brown-Forman Another Example Of Overpaying For Safety

    June 8, 2012
    Brown-Forman is a pretty typical over-priced "safe" stock.
  11. Covidien Promotes Zogenix's Product - Analyst Blog

    Covidien Promotes Zogenix's Product - Analyst Blog

    June 8, 2012
    The pharmaceutical unit of Covidien plc (COV) and Zogenix Inc. (ZGNX) have recently agreed to co-endorse a prescription medicine ...
  12. ACE Looks Like A Card Worth Playing In The Insurance Sector

    ACE Looks Like A Card Worth Playing In The Insurance Sector

    June 8, 2012
    ACE is leveraging a balanced, less cyclical insurance business model into solid returns.
  13. Davita Goes Shopping

    Davita Goes Shopping

    June 8, 2012
    The Denver-based operator of dialysis facilities announced May 22 that it was buying HealthCare Partners for $4.42 billion. ...
  14. Three Low Beta ETFs For The Uncertain Market - ETF News And Commentary

    Three Low Beta ETFs For The Uncertain Market - ETF News And Commentary

    June 8, 2012
    The economy is clearly in the doldrums and the equity markets are bearing the brunt of the malaise, as investors are hunkering ...
  15. Favorite Retail Stocks

    Favorite Retail Stocks

    June 8, 2012
    With U.S. consumer spending continuing to post gains, these retail stocks could be big winners, if the trend continues.
  16. Last Month's Top Performing S&P Stocks

    Last Month's Top Performing S&P Stocks

    June 8, 2012
    Here are some highlights of the four best performing stocks in the S&P 500 during the last 30 days.
  17. Do Your Diligence on Stocks - Investment Ideas

    Do Your Diligence on Stocks - Investment Ideas

    June 8, 2012
    Label me a pessimist if you wish, but I believe we're all too optimistic about potential outcomes regarding the stock market ...
  18. American Superconductor - From A Growth Play To A Survival Story

    American Superconductor - From A Growth Play To A Survival Story

    June 8, 2012
    American Superconductor gave investors a glimpse of a successful future only to see market conditions erode significantly. ...
  19. Playing The North Sea's Windy Potential

    Playing The North Sea's Windy Potential

    June 8, 2012
    With its current energy production strategy showing signs of strain, the U.K. has unveiled ambitious plans to turn the North ...
  20. Tyson to Raise Funds Through Notes - Analyst Blog

    Tyson to Raise Funds Through Notes - Analyst Blog

    June 8, 2012
    Meat processor Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN) recently commenced a public offering of senior notes worth $1.0 billion. These notes ...
  21. Pall's Growth Doesn't Support The Valuation

    Pall's Growth Doesn't Support The Valuation

    June 8, 2012
    Pall's mediocre growth doesn't justify a premium valuation.
  22. Cash Flush Stocks

    Cash Flush Stocks

    June 8, 2012
    These companies offer upside potential as well as a load of cash for emergencies.
  23. Enterprise Products Partners LP - Growth & Income

    Enterprise Products Partners LP - Growth & Income

    June 8, 2012
    Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPD) recently delivered its 10th consecutive positive earnings surprise after announcing ...
  24. A Dow Theory Sell Signal?  - Voice of the People

    A Dow Theory Sell Signal? - Voice of the People

    June 7, 2012
    Zacks highlights commentary from People and Picks Member «InvestmentMAGE». For more Voice of the People, visit http://at.zacks.com/?id=7872 ...
  25. NYSE's Biggest Movers for June 7, 2012

    NYSE's Biggest Movers for June 7, 2012

    June 7, 2012
    On a good day for the market, the Nasdaq is trading up 0.2%, the S&P 500 has increased 0.4% and the Dow has climbed ...
  26. Morgan Stanley Forms JV to Buy Loans - Analyst Blog

    Morgan Stanley Forms JV to Buy Loans - Analyst Blog

    June 7, 2012
    The private equity property funds that are managed by Morgan Stanley (MS) and The Blackstone Group LP (BX) have formed a ...
  27. Consider These Municipal Bond ETFs

    Consider These Municipal Bond ETFs

    June 7, 2012
    Though relatively low-risk, there are still some factors to consider when taking the plunge into municipal bond ETFs.
  28. A Trader's Guide to Ancestry.com (ACOM)

    A Trader's Guide to Ancestry.com (ACOM)

    June 7, 2012
    Online family history and genealogy resource Ancestry.com (NASDAQ: ACOM) popped on Wednesday as news came through of the ...
  29. Liberty Offers Unsecured Notes - Analyst Blog

    Liberty Offers Unsecured Notes - Analyst Blog

    June 7, 2012
    Liberty Property Limited Partnership, a subsidiary of Liberty Property Trust (LRY) - a real estate investment trust (REIT), ...
  30. Williams Partners LP Loves The Gulf Coast

    Williams Partners LP Loves The Gulf Coast

    June 7, 2012
    Williams Partners LP is looking for strong growth in oil and gas activity in the Gulf Coast region and will spend heavily ...
  31. Hotel Real Estate Rebounds Amid M&A

    Hotel Real Estate Rebounds Amid M&A

    June 7, 2012
    The lodging industry is quickly becoming a hotbed of acquisition activity in the commercial real estate space. Increasing ...
  32. Sonic???s Comp Growth Continues - Analyst Blog

    Sonic???s Comp Growth Continues - Analyst Blog

    June 7, 2012
    Drive-in fast food chain operator Sonic Corp. (SONC) recently reported system-wide comparable store sales (comps) growth ...
  33. Talisman Energy - Southeast Asia Oil And Gas

    Talisman Energy - Southeast Asia Oil And Gas

    June 7, 2012
    Talisman Energy has chosen Southeast Asia as a core oil and gas area for the company, and plans to invest heavily here on ...
  34. News Corp to be Sole Owner of ESS - Analyst Blog

    News Corp to be Sole Owner of ESS - Analyst Blog

    June 7, 2012
    News Corporation (NWSA), a diversified global media company, is acquiring The Walt Disney Company's (DIS) stake in their ...
  35. Western Union Expands Prepaid - Analyst Blog

    Western Union Expands Prepaid - Analyst Blog

    June 6, 2012
    Western Union Co. (WU) has announced the launch of a unique prepaid remittance card in El Salvador in partnership with AirPak, ...
  36. LEAP Adds to Smartphone Portfolio - Analyst Blog

    LEAP Adds to Smartphone Portfolio - Analyst Blog

    June 6, 2012
    As the prepaid wireless market is getting more competitive owing to the availability of attractive wireless plans by other ...
  37. TransCanada Gets Shell Pipeline Gig - Analyst Blog

    TransCanada Gets Shell Pipeline Gig - Analyst Blog

    June 6, 2012
    Anglo-Dutch energy giant Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDS.A) and partners have selected Calgary-based TransCanada Corp. (TRP) to ...
  38. Starbucks' SBC in Coinstar Kiosk - Analyst Blog

    Starbucks' SBC in Coinstar Kiosk - Analyst Blog

    June 6, 2012
    Seattle's Best Coffee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Starbucks Corporation (SBUX), and the automated retail solutions provider ...
  39. Dunkin Donuts Expands in Colorado - Analyst Blog

    Dunkin Donuts Expands in Colorado - Analyst Blog

    June 6, 2012
    Dunkin Donuts, an operational arm of Dunkin Brands Group, Inc. (DNKN), recently entered into a multi-store development agreement ...
  40. Rating Action on Marsh & McLennan - Analyst Blog

    Rating Action on Marsh & McLennan - Analyst Blog

    June 6, 2012
    Fitch Ratings affirmed Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.'s (MMC) issuer default ratings ("IDR") of "BBB" and senior unsecured ...
  41. Oil Stocks To Fuel Your Portfolio

    Oil Stocks To Fuel Your Portfolio

    June 6, 2012
    With oil's recent momentum, it might be a good time to add oil to your portfolio.
  42. Mining Companies in Pershing County, Nevada

    Mining Companies in Pershing County, Nevada

    June 6, 2012
    Nevada's Pershing County remains a popular spot for a variety of gold and silver mining companies, including established ...
  43. Contract Award for Fiserv - Analyst Blog

    Contract Award for Fiserv - Analyst Blog

    June 6, 2012
    Recently announced, Fiserv, Inc. (FISV) was chosen for deploying its Common Origination Platform to Headland National Bank ...
  44. Indian Rupee ETFs: Is The Slide Over? - ETF News And Commentary

    Indian Rupee ETFs: Is The Slide Over? - ETF News And Commentary

    June 6, 2012
    With globalization comes the fear of economic contagion. The Indian economy has been no exception to this rule. The sovereign ...
  45. Ecolab Supports WWF and AWS - Analyst Blog

    Ecolab Supports WWF and AWS - Analyst Blog

    June 6, 2012
    Global sanitation major, Ecolab Inc. (ECL) extended its support for the Alliance for Water Stewardship ("AWS") through its ...
  46. Say Hello To Midstates Petroleum

    Say Hello To Midstates Petroleum

    June 6, 2012
    Midstates Petroleum just went public and is active in exploration and development of the Upper Gulf Coast Tertiary trend ...
  47. Vera Bradley Worth Trying On

    Vera Bradley Worth Trying On

    June 6, 2012
    Investors are valuing the stock as if Vera Bradley is a mature retailer with minimal growth prospects. If the company achieves ...
  48. Stocks That Keep You Looking Good

    Stocks That Keep You Looking Good

    June 6, 2012
    As baby boomers spend more of their disposable income to look younger and healthier, these companies will stand to profit. ...
  49. Aon  - Aggressive Growth

    Aon - Aggressive Growth

    June 6, 2012
    Aon (AON) has topped the Zacks Consensus Estimate in three of six quarters and shows excellent earnings growth making it ...
  50. 3 Reasons American Pacific Is Ready To Take Off

    3 Reasons American Pacific Is Ready To Take Off

    June 6, 2012
    Las Vegas-based American Pacific Corporation is the only producer of ammonium perchlorate in North America, it's struggled ...
  51. How Good Will The Good Times Be For Allied World Assurance?

    How Good Will The Good Times Be For Allied World Assurance?

    June 6, 2012
    Allied World has built an excellent business, and the stock reflects it.
  52. Finding An Alternative With Currency ETFs

    Finding An Alternative With Currency ETFs

    June 6, 2012
    This under-utilized asset class comes with a host of benefits outside the world of stocks and bonds.
  53. W.R. Berkley's Valuation Has Caught Up

    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 ...
  54. Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Is Ready For Growth

    Pebblebrook Hotel Trust Is Ready For Growth

    June 6, 2012
    Pebblebrook's stock trades at the same price it did three years ago.
  55. Spicy Hot Indian Stocks

    Spicy Hot Indian Stocks

    June 5, 2012
    Don't count India out when considering investing in the BRIC markets.
  56. Talisman Energy Review

    Talisman Energy Review

    June 5, 2012
    Talisman Energy is looking to grow its crude oil and liquids production by 5% to 10% through 2015, and will generate this ...
  57. Statoil - Alaska And Canada Exploration

    Statoil - Alaska And Canada Exploration

    June 5, 2012
    Statoil will spend heavily on oil and gas exploration over the next few years to generate long-term production growth. The ...
  58. What's New At Loews?

    What's New At Loews?

    June 5, 2012
    A year ago, it looked like Loews, the New York-based holding company, would be trading above $60 by early 2012. That didn't ...
  59. Interesting Stocks Hitting New Lows

    Interesting Stocks Hitting New Lows

    June 5, 2012
    Shares in high quality businesses are finding themselves in the bargain bin as investors overreact at the first sign of bad ...
  60. XL Group Seems To Be Back On The Right Track

    XL Group Seems To Be Back On The Right Track

    June 5, 2012
    XL is a different company now, but still needs a better ROE to be a long-term winner.
  61. Quanex Is Going To Take Some Time

    Quanex Is Going To Take Some Time

    June 5, 2012
    Quanex holds the share, but the housing market is still asleep.
  62. The Growing Play In Class B Malls

    The Growing Play In Class B Malls

    June 5, 2012
    With retail sales beginning to show some positive trends, operators of second-tier and B malls are finally seeing their star ...
  63. Market-Crushing ETFs

    Market-Crushing ETFs

    June 4, 2012
    Check out which ETFs are leading the market with double-digit returns.
  64. A Healthy Growth Strategy

    A Healthy Growth Strategy

    June 4, 2012
    Despite being a $310 million business, Continucare is one of the largest medical providers in Flordia
  65. China's Auto Market Gets An Octane Boost

    China's Auto Market Gets An Octane Boost

    June 4, 2012
    With China's growth stalling, the country has begun plans for new stimulus measures. The first of which is a program to spur ...
  66. Control May Be Herbalife's Real Long-Term Problem

    Control May Be Herbalife's Real Long-Term Problem

    June 4, 2012
    Herbalife's model may not be as precarious as feared, but there are some weaknesses and the stock may only see 10% compound ...
  67. Goldman Says Now Is The Time For Energy Stocks

    Goldman Says Now Is The Time For Energy Stocks

    June 4, 2012
    With the market's steep sell-off over the last few weeks, a variety of bargains are beginning to emerge. According to investment ...
  68. Cashing In On Payment Companies

    Cashing In On Payment Companies

    June 4, 2012
    As payment processing numbers fall, there are new opportunities available.
  69. Stone Energy - Gulf of Mexico

    Stone Energy - Gulf of Mexico

    June 4, 2012
    Stone Energy plans to be active in exploring for oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico in 2012, as the company has assembled ...
  70. Buy The Fund Managers, Not Their Funds

    Buy The Fund Managers, Not Their Funds

    June 4, 2012
    For investors, it may make more sense to bet on the ones operating the funds rather than the funds themselves.
  71. Eni Still Not Getting Much Love

    Eni Still Not Getting Much Love

    June 4, 2012
    Eni is making progress, but still carries a low valuation.
  72. Asia's Other Tigers

    Asia's Other Tigers

    June 4, 2012
    China gets all of the action, but there are other opportunities in Asia.
  73. A Refreshing Choice Of Soft Drink Stocks

    A Refreshing Choice Of Soft Drink Stocks

    June 3, 2012
    Soft drink producers can put some fizz in a flat portfolio and sweeten up the bitter taste left behind by other parts of ...
  74. Bank On Your Pets

    Bank On Your Pets

    June 3, 2012
    Even during a downturn people can't help but spoil their pets.
  75. Can You Bank on Regional Banks? - Zacks Industry Rank Analysis

    Can You Bank on Regional Banks? - Zacks Industry Rank Analysis

    June 2, 2012
    Don't Overlook the Local Banks J.P. Morgan's (JPM) recent $2 billion-and-counting trading loss should justifiably make you ...
  76. CNH Global N.V. - Value

    CNH Global N.V. - Value

    June 2, 2012
    The agriculture and construction equipment makers have been in the sweet spot. CNH Global N.V. (CNH) is expected to grow ...
  77. Sears Holding Corp. (SHLD) - Bull of the Day

    Sears Holding Corp. (SHLD) - Bull of the Day

    June 2, 2012
    We have upgraded our long-term recommendation on Sears Holding Corp. (SHLD) to Outperform, given its efforts to revamp its ...
  78. Ideas For Investing In Emerging Markets

    Ideas For Investing In Emerging Markets

    June 2, 2012
    The U.S. does not exist in a bubble and the same is true for investors who have the luxury of time on their hands to absorb ...
  79. Invest Abroad: Non-American Companies Worth Looking At

    Invest Abroad: Non-American Companies Worth Looking At

    June 1, 2012
    A look at five international stocks to diversify your portfolio beyond borders.
  80. 3 Brand Staples That Pay

    3 Brand Staples That Pay

    June 1, 2012
    These companies sell their wares through good times and bad. Investing in staples can give you some peace of mind.
  81. Can Aerospace Produce Enough Lift For Carpenter Technology?

    Can Aerospace Produce Enough Lift For Carpenter Technology?

    June 1, 2012
    While Carpenter Technology doesn't look like a long-term stock holding, I do believe upside in the aerospace cycle could ...
  82. The Fresh Market Needs To Be Whole Foods 2.0

    The Fresh Market Needs To Be Whole Foods 2.0

    June 1, 2012
    The Fresh Market is posting great growth, as revenue rose nearly 23% this quarter and comp-store sales rose more than 8%, ...
  83. Rise Of The Greenback

    Rise Of The Greenback

    June 1, 2012
    The U.S. Dollar is hitting a two-year high and currenices around the globe are moving.
  84. Statoil - Norwegian Continental Shelf Exploration

    Statoil - Norwegian Continental Shelf Exploration

    June 1, 2012
    Statoil has devoted a considerable amount of resources to an exploration program and is targeting the Norwegian Continental ...
  85. Premium-Price athenahealth Leaves Little Room For Error

    Premium-Price athenahealth Leaves Little Room For Error

    June 1, 2012
    athenahealth has the growth, but a nose-bleed valuation to match.
  86. How To Play Treasuries' New Low

    How To Play Treasuries' New Low

    June 1, 2012
    The 10-year treasury yield hits a new all-time low and a handful of ETFs are moving on the news.
  87.  Spain Drags Gold Lower

    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. ...
  88.  Signs of Life?

    Signs of Life?

    June 1, 2012
    To say the PowerShares QQQ (NASDAQ: QQQ) is an important fund within the ETF landscape is an understatement. Home to over ...
  89.  Activision Blizzard, Reversal Soon?

    Activision Blizzard, Reversal Soon?

    June 1, 2012
    New York, May 30th (TradersHuddle.com) - Shares of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) ended the trading session lower ...
  90.  Above Resistance: Ericsson

    Above Resistance: Ericsson

    June 1, 2012
    New York, May 30th (TradersHuddle.com) - Shares of LM Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) closed the session at $8.93 just above calculated ...
  91.  Target Is in a Very Tight Range

    Target Is in a Very Tight Range

    June 1, 2012
    New York, June 1st (TradersHuddle.com) - Shares of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) closed the trading session at $57.91 with ...
  92. For Joy Global, It's No Longer

    For Joy Global, It's No Longer "If" Or "When" But, "How Long?"

    June 1, 2012
    With the slowdown in mining equipment, Joy Global may lag for a while.
  93. 3 International Stocks To Diversify Your Portfolio

    3 International Stocks To Diversify Your Portfolio

    June 1, 2012
    For investors who want to diversify their portfolios by participating in the long-term growth some international countries ...
  94. Warren Buffett Picks To Coattail

    Warren Buffett Picks To Coattail

    June 1, 2012
    We take a peek at some of Berkshire Hathaway's top holdings to see what Warren Buffett sees.
  95. Invest In Consumer Staples

    Invest In Consumer Staples

    June 1, 2012
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  96. Dow 30 Stocks With High Dividends

    Dow 30 Stocks With High Dividends

    June 1, 2012
    We combed through the Dow 30 to find some of its highest-yielding stocks.
  97. Growth Stocks To Watch

    Growth Stocks To Watch

    June 1, 2012
    When a company achieves quality growth, it will almost always create value. The key for an investor is to not overpay for ...
  98. Premium Spirits Drive A Premium Valuation For Beam

    Premium Spirits Drive A Premium Valuation For Beam

    May 31, 2012
    Beam has legitimate growth opportunity, but high growth expectations in the price.
  99. Brookfield Infastructure An Interesting Play On Long-Term Assets

    Brookfield Infastructure An Interesting Play On Long-Term Assets

    May 31, 2012
    BIP's collection of assets are relatively uncommon on North American equity markets, and at nearly 5%, BIP's valuation is ...
  100. Hasbro Shifts Breathing New Life Into Its Toys

    Hasbro Shifts Breathing New Life Into Its Toys

    May 31, 2012
    Hasbro investors have solid potential for double-digit annual shareholder gains going forward.
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