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  1. 4 Small, Growing And Inexpensive Stocks

    4 Small, Growing And Inexpensive Stocks

    April 30, 2012
    Running a screen to identify small companies growing profits and trading at an attractive multiple provided some interesting ...
  2. Attractive Tech Dividend Stocks

    Attractive Tech Dividend Stocks

    April 30, 2012
    Diversify your portfolio and strike a good balance between income and growth with tech dividends
  3. Private Prisons Have Future Growth All Locked Up

    Private Prisons Have Future Growth All Locked Up

    April 30, 2012
    With state budgets being cut across the board, prison budgets are also being slashed. This creates opportunity for private ...
  4. 5 Bond ETFs For The Masses

    5 Bond ETFs For The Masses

    April 30, 2012
    The diversification benefits alone make bond ETFs one of the best investment vehicles for both institutional and retail investors. ...
  5. Power Up With Utility Dividends

    Power Up With Utility Dividends

    April 30, 2012
    Utilities are time-tested dividend payors, but some are better than the rest.
  6. Index Funds, Where Are We Now?

    Index Funds, Where Are We Now?

    April 30, 2012
    Take a news break to understand how major indexes have performed since the beginning of the year.
  7. Disagreement May Mean Opportunity In Citrix Systems

    Disagreement May Mean Opportunity In Citrix Systems

    April 30, 2012
    Citrix carries high multiples, but its stock may still be undervalued. Don't be surprised to see less revenue growth for ...
  8. Rebuilding Japan

    Rebuilding Japan

    April 30, 2012
    There are numerous ways to play the eventual recovery in Japan. Betting on infrastructure is a very fundamental way to do ...
  9. 7 Commodity Plays To Consider

    7 Commodity Plays To Consider

    April 30, 2012
    As investors crave new levels of diversification, the ignored commodity trio of farmland, water rights and timber could be ...
  10. 6 Stocks With Dividends And Growth

    6 Stocks With Dividends And Growth

    April 30, 2012
    Growth and dividends don't have to be an either/or choice.
  11. Weyerhaeuser Like Watching The Grass Grow

    Weyerhaeuser Like Watching The Grass Grow

    April 30, 2012
    Weyerhaeuser's earnings weren't great, but then nobody expected them to be. Weyerhaeuser is still muddling through a tough ...
  12. Are Triple Leveraged ETFs a Good Idea?

    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.
  13. Old Dominion Still In Overdrive

    Old Dominion Still In Overdrive

    April 30, 2012
    If Old Dominion disappointed investors, it could only be because a long string of solid results has led them to expect a ...
  14. Can Helen Of Troy Be Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts?

    Can Helen Of Troy Be Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts?

    April 30, 2012
    Helen Of Troy needs to show better leverage for the growth-by-acquisition strategy to add value.
  15. 4 Smoking-Hot Dividend Stocks

    4 Smoking-Hot Dividend Stocks

    April 30, 2012
    Cigarettes are bad for your health, but they're great for your portoflio.
  16. The Top-Performing ETFs by Sector

    The Top-Performing ETFs by Sector

    April 28, 2012
    There have been a few surprises in leadership in some of the sector exchange traded funds that are gaining the attention ...
  17. 2 Chart Set-ups to Watch...But Not Trade

    2 Chart Set-ups to Watch...But Not Trade

    April 28, 2012
    While chart patterns and technical signals alone might make these two stocks buy-worthy, Joe Bell explains that earnings-related ...
  18. An Option Indicator That Speaks Volumes

    An Option Indicator That Speaks Volumes

    April 28, 2012
    Alan Ellman of The Blue Collar Investor cites recent volume action in three stocks that illustrates how watching volume patterns ...
  19. How a Top Trader Uses Moving Average Crossovers

    How a Top Trader Uses Moving Average Crossovers

    April 28, 2012
    In Part Two of our interview with Jim Rohrbach of Investment Models, the longtime trader describes his strategy for using ...
  20. Ask 5 Questions Before Buying Any ETF

    Ask 5 Questions Before Buying Any ETF

    April 27, 2012
    In order to maximize effectiveness and minimize potentially hidden costs and risk factors, Michael Johnston identifies five ...
  21. Damn the Torpedoes: Buy Gold and Silver

    Damn the Torpedoes: Buy Gold and Silver

    April 27, 2012
    After looking at the ten-year charts on gold and silver, we're in a great place to buy if you're patient, writes Curtis Hesler ...
  22. 4 Stocks for Health Food Fans

    4 Stocks for Health Food Fans

    April 27, 2012
    Organic and natural foods aren't just for hippies and nutrition fanatics anymore. As healthy eating goes mainstream, several ...
  23. Invest In Water

    Invest In Water

    April 27, 2012
    An increase in population and pollution has made water a fragile resource.
  24. Stocks That Benefit From A Weak Dollar

    Stocks That Benefit From A Weak Dollar

    April 27, 2012
    If the dollar weakens, then businesses with these characteristics could greatly benefit.
  25. 3 Reasons To Own Ingersoll Rand

    3 Reasons To Own Ingersoll Rand

    April 27, 2012
    Ingersoll Rand is a serial underperformer. Here are three reasons you should own its stock, despite its checkered past.
  26. Inflation Protection For Your Portfolio

    Inflation Protection For Your Portfolio

    April 27, 2012
    Prepare for future inflation with a combination of currency and inflation-protected ETFs.
  27. Finding Value In The Market

    Finding Value In The Market

    April 27, 2012
    The overall large-cap value segment has been lagging the overall stock market. That being said, there are still plenty of ...
  28. 5 South African Stocks To Consider For 2012

    5 South African Stocks To Consider For 2012

    April 27, 2012
    These South African stocks have been down over the last 52 weeks, which could be a buying opportunity of the newest member ...
  29. Seneca Foods: Why Vegetables Are Good For You

    Seneca Foods: Why Vegetables Are Good For You

    April 27, 2012
    Seneca is the largest processor of fruits and vegetables in the U.S. It's not a glamorous business, but it more than pays ...
  30. Hershey Seriously Outperforms

    Hershey Seriously Outperforms

    April 27, 2012
    Hershey saw exceptional growth in the first quarter.
  31. Amazon's Earnings Don't Justify Price

    Amazon's Earnings Don't Justify Price

    April 27, 2012
    Amazon will have to continue delivering the goods, but more importantly, start showing improving profitability margins. Otherwise, ...
  32. Crocs Could Surprise On The Upside

    Crocs Could Surprise On The Upside

    April 27, 2012
    Casual footwear provider Crocs reported first quarter results on Thursday and provided another indication that its namesake ...
  33. Dumb Money and Emerging Markets

    Dumb Money and Emerging Markets

    April 27, 2012
    Sometimes it takes investors a while to figure out that things have changed—and then it takes even longer for them to alter ...
  34. ARM Holdings Looks Way Ahead Of Itself

    ARM Holdings Looks Way Ahead Of Itself

    April 26, 2012
    While ARM is likely to continue to be quite successful as a company, the inroads made by Intel might come at the cost of ...
  35. Time To Jump Back In The Pool

    Time To Jump Back In The Pool

    April 26, 2012
    The recession hit the distributor of pool supplies and equipment extremely hard. Now on its feet again, business looks ready ...
  36. Are Dow Stocks Better Than S&P Stocks?

    Are Dow Stocks Better Than S&P Stocks?

    April 26, 2012
    When it comes to the performances of the DJIA and S&P 500, what matters is the valuation of companies, and at the moment, ...
  37. Peru Relies On Metals And China

    Peru Relies On Metals And China

    April 26, 2012
    Peru has an impressive P/E ratio and its stock has been performing well lately, but the country's success largely depends ...
  38. Apple Hits Another Grand Slam

    Apple Hits Another Grand Slam

    April 26, 2012
    Thanks to record iPhone and iPad sales, Apple's first quarter results were again a smashing success. Apple's phenomenal quarter ...
  39. India Through ETFs

    India Through ETFs

    April 26, 2012
    Investing in India via an array of ETFs.
  40. Silicon Labs Still Searching For The Right Mix

    Silicon Labs Still Searching For The Right Mix

    April 26, 2012
    Although SLAB's current results aren't all that bad, the uncertainty about growth and margins is likely to weigh on the shares. ...
  41. Can Baby Say Tata?

    Can Baby Say Tata?

    April 26, 2012
    If you’re going to saddle a newborn with stock, at least give her one she can pronounce, writes MoneyShow.com senior editor ...
  42. Playing The West African Gold Rush

    Playing The West African Gold Rush

    April 26, 2012
    With gold supplies in traditional African mining regions starting to dwindle, West Africa is seeing more production. The ...
  43. 5 Easy Ways to Cash In on US Dividends

    5 Easy Ways to Cash In on US Dividends

    April 26, 2012
    If you’re outside the US looking in, there are important pros and cons to adding exchange traded funds from America to your ...
  44. Playing With Toy Stocks

    Playing With Toy Stocks

    April 26, 2012
    If you're looking to get into the toy industry, consider investing in Mattel and LeapFrog. Find out why.
  45. Get Paid to Wait for Rising Rates

    Get Paid to Wait for Rising Rates

    April 26, 2012
    As inflation pushes interest rates higher, floating-rate corporate bond funds will shine, says Bryan Perry, editor of Cash ...
  46. Modest But Predictable Growth At C.R. Bard

    Modest But Predictable Growth At C.R. Bard

    April 26, 2012
    C.R. Bard is posting modest operational growth but there is ample downside protection.
  47. 3 Stocks That Can Really Clean up

    3 Stocks That Can Really Clean up

    April 26, 2012
    Economic expansion in the US and globally means more output and more waste, and these three waste management stocks look ...
  48. DeVry Yet To Hit Bottom

    DeVry Yet To Hit Bottom

    April 26, 2012
    Industry trends remain difficult and Devry's stock will likely remain dead money until revenue trends stabilize.
  49. Better Latin American Buys Than Argentina (YPF, ARGT, EPU, GXG, ...

    Better Latin American Buys Than Argentina (YPF, ARGT, EPU, GXG, ...

    April 26, 2012
    Argentina’s recent decision to nationalize its oil interests is a troubling precedent for the nation. However, there are ...
  50. 7 Hot Retail Stocks To Rev Up Your Portfolio

    7 Hot Retail Stocks To Rev Up Your Portfolio

    April 26, 2012
    Benzinga highlights 7 names that met the criteria and could rev up investors' portfolios heading into the second half of ...
  51. Truly a World-Class Fund

    Truly a World-Class Fund

    April 26, 2012
    There’s no one place for growth any longer, so it pays to diversify across world markets and few funds do it better than ...
  52. A Look at Commodity ETFs

    A Look at Commodity ETFs

    April 25, 2012
    The Great Recession shows why commodity ETFs are a great way to add diversity to your portfolio.
  53. Can Riverbed Walk And Chew Gum?

    Can Riverbed Walk And Chew Gum?

    April 25, 2012
    Riverbed disappoints once again with a familiar excuse.
  54. Boston Pizza: A Canadian Success Story

    Boston Pizza: A Canadian Success Story

    April 25, 2012
    One of the best-performing small cap value funds in the U.S. owns Boston Pizza. Find out why the Canadian casual dining chain ...
  55. What You Need to Know About Facebook Delaying Its IPO

    What You Need to Know About Facebook Delaying Its IPO

    April 25, 2012
    Facebook is planning for one of the largest IPOs in tech history, but the actual event might be postponed due to a series ...
  56. Easy-to-Find Option Trades That Work

    Easy-to-Find Option Trades That Work

    April 25, 2012
    Positive-Delta option trades are highly appealing in today’s market conditions, writes Dan Passarelli, identifying important ...
  57. Beware Of The Facebook IPO

    Beware Of The Facebook IPO

    April 25, 2012
    Facebook's real wealth has already been made. There may be a little left, but it's likely a speculative bet.
  58. Xerox Investors Waiting for Growth

    Xerox Investors Waiting for Growth

    April 25, 2012
    Xerox needs more tangible signs of both sales and profit growth.
  59. Zions Bancorp - Ignore Today In Favor Of Tomorrow?

    Zions Bancorp - Ignore Today In Favor Of Tomorrow?

    April 25, 2012
    Zions is still struggling to get its business back on track, but the longer-term outlook is pretty solid.
  60. Kimberly-Clark A Tower Of Stability

    Kimberly-Clark A Tower Of Stability

    April 24, 2012
    Kimberly-Clark's global operations remain sound, as does the steady and ample dividend payment.
  61. Hedge Funds Love These 11 Dividend Stocks With Low Price/Sale ...

    Hedge Funds Love These 11 Dividend Stocks With Low Price/Sale ...

    April 24, 2012
    Here are some stocks with price to sales ratios below 1.5.
  62. McDonald's Is Made For Investors

    McDonald's Is Made For Investors

    April 24, 2012
    McDonald's growth in recent years has been nothing short of stellar, and is expected to continue at a very steady and respectable ...
  63. Single Play E&P Operators

    Single Play E&P Operators

    April 24, 2012
    There are several E&P companies that are putting the majority of capital budgets into single oil and gas plays.
  64. Nestle Almost Never On Sale

    Nestle Almost Never On Sale

    April 24, 2012
    Nestle has a well-earned reputation for excellence and the Street has long been happy to pay a premium for that performance. ...
  65. Three Reasons To Own Virtus Investment Partners

    Three Reasons To Own Virtus Investment Partners

    April 24, 2012
    Virtus' stock has performed admirably since its spin-off from The Phoenix Companies in 2008. Despite the stellar performance, ...
  66. Not Your Grandma's Trailer Park

    Not Your Grandma's Trailer Park

    April 24, 2012
    For investors, the sleepy world of manufactured home real estate could be a hidden gem in the sector.
  67. LabCorp Fighting Industry Headwinds

    LabCorp Fighting Industry Headwinds

    April 24, 2012
    LabCorp is feeling pressures from large health insurers and the government, but the company remains firmly profitable and ...
  68. DuPont On The Upswing

    DuPont On The Upswing

    April 24, 2012
    Over the past three years, DuPont's sales are up less than 7% annually, but profits have jumped at a nearly 19% annual average ...
  69. Is GE's Size A Disadvantage?

    Is GE's Size A Disadvantage?

    April 24, 2012
    GE is reasonably valued on an earnings basis and possesses an above-average dividend yield of 3.5%. But it's difficult to ...
  70. Food Plays That Look Savory

    Food Plays That Look Savory

    April 24, 2012
    Among the various food plays, Heinz sticks out as particularly tasty.
  71. Clouds Obscure The View On First Horizon

    Clouds Obscure The View On First Horizon

    April 23, 2012
    First Horizon's decisions on capital look a little strange relative to credit quality.
  72. Oasis Petroleum: A Small-Cap Bakken Play

    Oasis Petroleum: A Small-Cap Bakken Play

    April 23, 2012
    Oasis Petroleum is exposed almost entirely to the Bakken play in the Williston Basin and has set up a multi-year growth program ...
  73. 3D Printing Set To Change The World

    3D Printing Set To Change The World

    April 23, 2012
    3D Systems and Stratasys Inc. are two growing companies in the promising world of 3D printing.
  74. OnShoring And The Industrial REIT Win

    OnShoring And The Industrial REIT Win

    April 23, 2012
    With manufacturing returning to U.S. shores, the industrial real estate sector could finally be turning a corner. Betting ...
  75. Pick Stocks Like Peter Lynch

    Pick Stocks Like Peter Lynch

    April 23, 2012
    By researching companies whose products and services you use on a daily basis and understanding their financial situation, ...
  76. 6 Increasingly Popular Growth Stocks

    6 Increasingly Popular Growth Stocks

    April 21, 2012
    The old saw “Don't fight the tape” is most true when dealing with growth stocks like the ones below, writes Timothy Lutts ...
  77. Credit Spread Only One Thing Can Spoil

    Credit Spread Only One Thing Can Spoil

    April 21, 2012
    This REIT has traded above moving average support for months, making this credit spread trade appealing, writes Karee Venema, ...
  78. Chipotle Just Keeps Getting Hotter

    Chipotle Just Keeps Getting Hotter

    April 20, 2012
    Chipotle's results continue to be the exception in the restaurant industry, but valuation has been inflated by excitement ...
  79. Is the Stock Market Still Vulnerable?

    Is the Stock Market Still Vulnerable?

    April 20, 2012
    The stock rally over the past week has relieved some investor fears, but deterioration in the market internals suggest that ...
  80. Seagate - How Much, For How Long?

    Seagate - How Much, For How Long?

    April 20, 2012
    Seagate margins trounced expectations and fueled a much better per-share number, but the stock may not have legs as a long-term ...
  81. E-Commerce King Raises the Ante

    E-Commerce King Raises the Ante

    April 20, 2012
    The next great tech wave will likely come on the e-commerce side of tech, where our smartphones and tablets will also double ...
  82. F5 Networks Becoming A Multi-Market Threat

    F5 Networks Becoming A Multi-Market Threat

    April 20, 2012
    F5 didn't blow the doors off, but good enough is good enough for now.
  83. An Energy Patch Up-and-Comer

    An Energy Patch Up-and-Comer

    April 20, 2012
    Domestic exploration and production is becoming big business, and is a great place for invetors to get in now with select ...
  84. Microsoft Looking A Little More Dynamic

    Microsoft Looking A Little More Dynamic

    April 20, 2012
    Microsoft isn't going to be a multi-bagger, but investors looking for a stock that could see a slow-and-steady appreciation ...
  85. 3 Ways To Play Epoch Holding

    3 Ways To Play Epoch Holding

    April 20, 2012
    Money manager Bill Priest has been investing professionally for 46 years. His firm invests money for other people eschewing ...
  86. 7 ETFs for Givers, Bears, and Others

    7 ETFs for Givers, Bears, and Others

    April 20, 2012
    AdvisorShares sponsors a number of actively managed ETFs. Today, company CEO Noah Hamman discusses several of these, including ...
  87. Rising Prices Are A Big Win For Oil Services Sector

    Rising Prices Are A Big Win For Oil Services Sector

    April 20, 2012
    In response to rising prices, many E&P firms have doubled their capital spending programs in order to meet demand.
  88. Promising Medium-Term plays? Invest In Natural Gas And Water ...

    Promising Medium-Term plays? Invest In Natural Gas And Water ...

    April 20, 2012
    We screened the S&P 500 index for companies with high short floats and have seen a significant rise in shares shorted. ...
  89. Another Challenging Quarter At Steel Dynamics

    Another Challenging Quarter At Steel Dynamics

    April 20, 2012
    Steel Dynamics managed to deliver results that were on the high end of the lowered range. Prices look too low right now and ...
  90. Couche-Tard Heads East

    Couche-Tard Heads East

    April 20, 2012
    Alimentation Couche-Tard, the Canadian convenience store chain that tried to buy Casey's General Stores in 2010, announced ...
  91. VMware Priced For Near-Perfection, But Results Not Perfect

    VMware Priced For Near-Perfection, But Results Not Perfect

    April 20, 2012
    VMware's decelerating growth may worry momentum investors.
  92. When Will Gold Miner Stocks Rally Like Gold Prices?

    When Will Gold Miner Stocks Rally Like Gold Prices?

    April 19, 2012
    ETFs backed by gold miners might offer more than ETFs backed by gold.
  93. An Insider's Domestic Energy Pick

    An Insider's Domestic Energy Pick

    April 19, 2012
    There are few things that are a better indicator of company's future prospects than insider buying...and this energy company ...
  94. Foreign Financials: 5 Stocks Hedge Funds Are Investing In

    Foreign Financials: 5 Stocks Hedge Funds Are Investing In

    April 19, 2012
    We ran a screen on foreign financial stocks for names seeing the most significant net buying from institutional investors ...
  95. A Smart Contrarian Energy Stock

    A Smart Contrarian Energy Stock

    April 19, 2012
    When you have a story that most people have not taken the time to examine, there's a great chance to defy conventional wisdom ...
  96. Buy This REIT Now, While It's Uncool

    Buy This REIT Now, While It's Uncool

    April 19, 2012
    There is still is a lot to fear in the real estate market, but if you can find a good buy that's kicking off a reliable yield, ...
  97. Oneok Partners To Build Yet Another Oil Pipeline

    Oneok Partners To Build Yet Another Oil Pipeline

    April 19, 2012
    Oneok has announced the construction of the Bakken Crude Express Pipeline.
  98. Pet Stocks

    Pet Stocks

    April 19, 2012
    Even during a downturn people can't help but spoil their pets.
  99. Is This The Trough For Halliburton?

    Is This The Trough For Halliburton?

    April 19, 2012
    We look at the energy industry and see if Halliburton has seen the worst, and whether future difficulties are already priced ...
  100. Comparing Metal Equity ETFs

    Comparing Metal Equity ETFs

    April 19, 2012
    Looking at the different metal commodity options for investors.
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