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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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, ...
  3. 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.
  4. Pet Stocks

    Pet Stocks

    April 19, 2012
    Even during a downturn people can't help but spoil their pets.
  5. Asia's Frontier Beckons

    Asia's Frontier Beckons

    April 18, 2012
    For investors, Asia offers more opportunities than just China and India. The continent's frontier markets could be some of ...
  6. Has Sentiment Improved Faster Than Business At Comerica?

    Has Sentiment Improved Faster Than Business At Comerica?

    April 18, 2012
    Comerica is a bank still in transition. While historical returns on equity haven't been very good, this is truly a case where ...
  7. Glowing Prospects for 6 Uranium Miners

    Glowing Prospects for 6 Uranium Miners

    April 18, 2012
    Nuclear power is a unique technology, and suppliers of the magic dirt that powers reactors are still trying to shake the ...
  8. Hedge Funds Love These 8 Oversold Stocks Undervalued By The Graham ...

    Hedge Funds Love These 8 Oversold Stocks Undervalued By The Graham ...

    April 18, 2012
    We screened stocks that are oversold at a level of 40 or below on the RSI(14) scale, then we compared those stock prices ...
  9. 12 Stocks Riding Today's Power Trends

    12 Stocks Riding Today's Power Trends

    April 18, 2012
    Track the intersection of demographics, economics, and psychographics to follow global changes, advises Chris Versace, editor ...
  10. Homex An Interesting Play On Lower-Income Mexico And Brazil

    Homex An Interesting Play On Lower-Income Mexico And Brazil

    April 18, 2012
    If Homex can produce 10% free cash flow growth over the next decade, these shares could be significantly undervalued. But ...
  11. Tobacco Stocks Set To Light Up

    Tobacco Stocks Set To Light Up

    April 17, 2012
    Most of the biggest players in the Tabacco industry will be reporting their quarterly results in the coming days. Expect ...
  12. Femsa Keeps Chugging Along

    Femsa Keeps Chugging Along

    April 17, 2012
    This past year was another good one for the producer of Coca-Cola and operator of OXXO convenience stores. Up 35.6% in the ...
  13. Devon Energy Loves The Permian Basin

    Devon Energy Loves The Permian Basin

    April 17, 2012
    Devon Energy plans to spend billions over the next five years to develop oil and gas properties in the Permian Basin.
  14. Beware These Dividend Red Flags

    Beware These Dividend Red Flags

    April 17, 2012
    Companies paying out more than half their earnings or offering very rich yields might be riskier then investors reckon, says ...
  15. Going For Broke When It Comes To Yield

    Going For Broke When It Comes To Yield

    April 17, 2012
    The ETF boom has produced many ways for portfolios to get their high yield fix.
  16. 6 Stocks from a Quant Master's Strategy

    6 Stocks from a Quant Master's Strategy

    April 17, 2012
    Joel Greenblatt made quantitive investing accessible for individual investors, and his simplified system is still effective, ...
  17. Ensco Loves The Deepwater

    Ensco Loves The Deepwater

    April 17, 2012
    Ensco plans to continue the company's strategy of upgrading its offshore rig fleet through new builds.
  18. When Are Rates Going Up?

    When Are Rates Going Up?

    April 17, 2012
    So far, the annual inflation rate has stayed near the Fed's goal of 2%.
  19. 4 Heavy Construction Stocks With Encouraging Trends

    4 Heavy Construction Stocks With Encouraging Trends

    April 17, 2012
    A great way to search among the companies in this sector is to take a look at the accounting trends.
  20. 4 Ways To Trade The VIX

    4 Ways To Trade The VIX

    April 17, 2012
    Trading volatility is an interesting idea, but current ETFs and ETNs do a fairly poor job of it.
  21. Phillips 66 Prepares For Independence

    Phillips 66 Prepares For Independence

    April 17, 2012
    Phillips 66 will soon separate from Conoco Phillips and be an independent public company with a set of downstream and related ...
  22. Global Growth Still Driving The Coca-Cola Story

    Global Growth Still Driving The Coca-Cola Story

    April 17, 2012
    Coca-Cola continues to gain share in the beverage market, but still represents no bargain.
  23. Pipeline Plans Are A Big Win For The Oil Sands

    Pipeline Plans Are A Big Win For The Oil Sands

    April 16, 2012
    The recent pipeline moves by Enbridge and its partners will undoubtedly benefit those producers in Canada’s oil sands region. ...
  24. Devon Energy Moves Forward On Cana Woodford

    Devon Energy Moves Forward On Cana Woodford

    April 16, 2012
    Devon is planning a large five year program to develop its Cana Woodford Shale assets. This development will help grow its ...
  25. Progressive Takes One Step Forward, One-Half Back

    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 ...
  26. Investing In Teen Trends

    Investing In Teen Trends

    April 16, 2012
    Young investors don't have to look far for investing ideas.
  27. Investing By The Book

    Investing By The Book

    April 16, 2012
    Buying stocks at a discount to book value has a history of rewarding investors.
  28. Devon Energy Still Working The Barnett Shale

    Devon Energy Still Working The Barnett Shale

    April 13, 2012
    Devon Energy is still working on the development of the Barnett Shale, despite its reputation as a natural gas play. The ...
  29. Nokia Knocked Down Again

    Nokia Knocked Down Again

    April 13, 2012
    Nokia warned the Street on Wednesday that its financial results for the first and second quarters were going to be dismal. ...
  30. Retailers That Flourish During Market Pullbacks

    Retailers That Flourish During Market Pullbacks

    April 13, 2012
    This is a list of retailers that historically do well during market pullbacks. These retailers will likely continue to outperform ...
  31. 2 Tip-Top Tech Stocks

    2 Tip-Top Tech Stocks

    April 13, 2012
    Many investors look to commodities and industrials to gauge the health of the economy, and thus the markets, but perhaps ...
  32. Your Grandparents' Favorite Stocks

    Your Grandparents' Favorite Stocks

    April 13, 2012
    You won't make quick money buying these boring stocks, but you probably won't lose your shirt either.
  33. Overlooked Income In BDCs

    Overlooked Income In BDCs

    April 13, 2012
    For those looking for higher dividend yields from their portfolio may want to give REITs, MLPs and BDCs a look.
  34. Investing In Regional Banks

    Investing In Regional Banks

    April 13, 2012
    If you're planning on investing in regional banks with ETFs and stocks then you should be aware of the financial troubles ...
  35. Adtran Looks Cheap … But Is It Safe?

    Adtran Looks Cheap … But Is It Safe?

    April 13, 2012
    Adtran is still suffering from low spending at major telecoms.
  36. The Hot Topic Is A Hot Topic

    The Hot Topic Is A Hot Topic

    April 13, 2012
    Hot Topic's struggled for the last couple of years. However, it seems to be getting its groove back. I'll look at why now ...
  37. Index Your Way to Success

    Index Your Way to Success

    April 13, 2012
    The strategy of investing in indexes is one of the most successful investment strategies for the vast majority of investors ...
  38. Devon Energy - Oil Sands Projects

    Devon Energy - Oil Sands Projects

    April 13, 2012
    Devon Energy is investing heavily in the development of its properties in the Canadian oil sands and is looking for rapid ...
  39. Peru's Under-Banked Market Is Fueling Credicorp's Growth

    Peru's Under-Banked Market Is Fueling Credicorp's Growth

    April 12, 2012
    Credicorp is thriving as Peru's economy grows.
  40. 4 Great Canadian Income Stocks...But...

    4 Great Canadian Income Stocks...But...

    April 12, 2012
    Canadian dividend-stock fund manager Renato Anzovino likes predictable earnings, an easy-to-understand business, and not ...
  41. 6 Cutting-Edge Energy Stocks

    6 Cutting-Edge Energy Stocks

    April 12, 2012
    Even the energy patch has a geek side, and these half-dozen companies represent the energy investments of the next generation, ...
  42. Companies That Are Reporting Earnings Next Week With Bullish ...

    Companies That Are Reporting Earnings Next Week With Bullish ...

    April 12, 2012
    When a stock sees fewer shares shorted over time, it indicates greater optimism from investors. We ran a screen with this ...
  43. Option Strangle Hits Tight-Collar Zone

    Option Strangle Hits Tight-Collar Zone

    April 12, 2012
    This classic strangle would be profitable if shares of CarMax (KMX) remain confined in a rather wide range, writes Karee ...
  44. Alcoa Still A Victim Of Circumstance

    Alcoa Still A Victim Of Circumstance

    April 12, 2012
    Alcoa is doing relatively well in a very tough market.
  45. U.S. Manufacturing Starts To Boom

    U.S. Manufacturing Starts To Boom

    April 12, 2012
    With the Institute for Supply Management's PMI index rising for the 32nd month in a row, it's safe to say that the U.S. is ...
  46. Shaw Group Still Looking For More Energy

    Shaw Group Still Looking For More Energy

    April 12, 2012
    Shaw is seeing slow improvements in its power business. While the large power plant maintenance business is a plus, investors ...
  47. Land, Sea, Oil Or Gas – National Oilwell Varco Wins

    Land, Sea, Oil Or Gas – National Oilwell Varco Wins

    April 12, 2012
    National Oilwell Varco is a one-size-fits-all energy play.
  48. Pluck These Dividends

    Pluck These Dividends

    April 12, 2012
    With today's current historic low rates, the opportunity to own high quality equities with bond like yields will not be a ...
  49. Sempra Energy Growth Plans

    Sempra Energy Growth Plans

    April 12, 2012
    Sempra Energy is looking to generate annual earnings per share growth in the high single digits through 2016. It has growth ...
  50. Healthcare Services Group - Great Business … Great Stock?

    Healthcare Services Group - Great Business … Great Stock?

    April 12, 2012
    Healthcare Services Group runs a great business, but is it worth this much?
  51. 3 Reasons To Own Ryanair Holdings

    3 Reasons To Own Ryanair Holdings

    April 11, 2012
    One of the newest fleets in the industry, full flights and increasing operating profits make Ryanair tempting for investors. ...
  52. The 2 Newest SPX Option Products

    The 2 Newest SPX Option Products

    April 11, 2012
    New SPX "super LEAPs" will meet the needs of traders and investors with extra-long time horizons, says Marty Kearney, who ...
  53. DBS Group – A Balanced Play On Asian Banking

    DBS Group – A Balanced Play On Asian Banking

    April 11, 2012
    DBS Group is a well-balanced play on Asian banking growth.
  54. Growth Stocks With Moderate Risk

    Growth Stocks With Moderate Risk

    April 11, 2012
    With the shaky comeback happening in the markets, it's important to stick to a simple philosophy to generate returns.
  55. Can Surveillance Save Vimicro?

    Can Surveillance Save Vimicro?

    April 11, 2012
    Vimicro is a tiny chip company looking for big growth from Chinese surveillance. Trading below 70% of tangible book value, ...
  56. American Reprographics Still Waiting For The Commercial Recovery

    American Reprographics Still Waiting For The Commercial Recovery

    April 11, 2012
    American Reprographics is the largest company in the reprographic services industry, with around a 15% market share. It's ...
  57. 3 Reasons To Own Penn National Gaming

    3 Reasons To Own Penn National Gaming

    April 11, 2012
    Penn National Gaming doesn't get a lot of press compared to the bigger chains. However, its performance is second to none. ...
  58. Crosstex Energy Plans For Growth

    Crosstex Energy Plans For Growth

    April 11, 2012
    Crosstex Energy plans to spend $300 million in 2012 on a number of projects designed to take advantage of the domestic drilling ...
  59. Devon Energy Builds New Ventures Portfolio

    Devon Energy Builds New Ventures Portfolio

    April 11, 2012
    Devon Energy has assembled large acreage positions in at least seven early stage oil and liquid plays in the United States. ...
  60. Rails Struggling To Replace King Coal

    Rails Struggling To Replace King Coal

    April 11, 2012
    Weak coal demand is creating real volume declines for railroads.
  61. EnerNOC Still A When AND If Story

    EnerNOC Still A When AND If Story

    April 11, 2012
    EnerNOC still has to prove that it has a viable model. At today's prices, this looks like a binary stock.
  62. Forget Nano, FEI Is Real

    Forget Nano, FEI Is Real

    April 10, 2012
    Forget the nano hype, FEI is a real company in the analytical technology space.
  63. Has Pier 1's Recovery Overshot The Mark?

    Has Pier 1's Recovery Overshot The Mark?

    April 10, 2012
    Not only has Pier 1 found a way to survive, but in many respects it's stronger than it has ever been. That said, the stock ...
  64. Triangle Petroleum: Almost A Ground-Level Bakken Play

    Triangle Petroleum: Almost A Ground-Level Bakken Play

    April 10, 2012
    While Triangle is still a very risky story, the company is only just starting to develop its acreage in the Bakken region. ...
  65. Fidelity's Suggestions On How To Reboot Your Income

    Fidelity's Suggestions On How To Reboot Your Income

    April 10, 2012
    It doesn’t need to be hard in order to find great sources of yield. Fidelity breaks down some of the best places to gain ...
  66. Magellan Midstream Partners - A Closer Look At Growth Projects

    Magellan Midstream Partners - A Closer Look At Growth Projects

    April 10, 2012
    Magellan Midstream Partners will invest $650 million in capital in 2012 on various growth projects across its business segments. ...
  67. Regency Energy Partners Growth Plans

    Regency Energy Partners Growth Plans

    April 10, 2012
    Regency Energy Partners has budgeted hundreds of millions in capital for various growth projects in 2012. The company is ...
  68. S&P 500 Dividend Stocks Undervalued

    S&P 500 Dividend Stocks Undervalued

    April 10, 2012
    If you're looking for value, have a look at these.
  69. High-Growth Small Caps With Short, Bullish Trends

    High-Growth Small Caps With Short, Bullish Trends

    April 10, 2012
    We screened for small-cap stocks, with market caps below $1 billion. We then screened these names for those with high growth, ...
  70. Churchill Downs' Marvelous Run Continues

    Churchill Downs' Marvelous Run Continues

    April 10, 2012
    Churchill Downs continues its transition from racetrack operator to lifestyle brand. This transition spells bigger profits ...
  71. GeoResources A More Obscure Play On Well-Known Formations

    GeoResources A More Obscure Play On Well-Known Formations

    April 10, 2012
    GeoResources has the liquidity to develop high-potential oil-rich assets, and production growth potential for GeoResources ...
  72. Write Naked Puts But Keep Your Shirt

    Write Naked Puts But Keep Your Shirt

    April 10, 2012
    Writing naked puts under the proper conditions can allow traders to earn considerable income, explains Dan Passarelli, but ...
  73. 3 REITs Down, One to Go...Up

    3 REITs Down, One to Go...Up

    April 10, 2012
    There are 3 popular real estate trusts that are prime sales now that the apartment sector is fully valued...and there's another ...
  74. Is It Time To Prepare For A Braskem Rebound?

    Is It Time To Prepare For A Braskem Rebound?

    April 9, 2012
    Braskem has been hit by tough spreads, but conditions are looking up.
  75. Potential Short Squeeze Candidates

    Potential Short Squeeze Candidates

    April 9, 2012
    There are a large number of stocks that trade with high short positions even as the market is at highs. Here are four stocks ...
  76. Devon Energy Increases 2012 Capital Budget

    Devon Energy Increases 2012 Capital Budget

    April 9, 2012
    Devon Energy announced a $1 billion increase in the company's exploration and acquisitions budget for 2012.
  77. Appomattox Discovery Gets Better

    Appomattox Discovery Gets Better

    April 9, 2012
    The Appomattox Discovery has even more hydrocarbon resources than originally thought, and this proves that the Deepwater ...
  78. Magellan Midstream Partners Sets Growth Projects

    Magellan Midstream Partners Sets Growth Projects

    April 9, 2012
    Magellan Midstream Partners is bullish on domestic crude oil supply, and has approximately $1 billion in growth projects ...
  79. Burger King Coming Back To The Market

    Burger King Coming Back To The Market

    April 9, 2012
    Burger King's quick return to the market raises questions.
  80. New Bullish Put Spread Targets eBay

    New Bullish Put Spread Targets eBay

    April 7, 2012
    Karee Venema of Schaeffer’s Investment Reserch decodes a bullishly biased option trade on eBay (EBAY), which is betting on ...
  81. Flotek Looks To Keep Growth Flowing

    Flotek Looks To Keep Growth Flowing

    April 6, 2012
    Flotek is riding the oil boom with patented technology.
  82. Growing A Fortune With Timber

    Growing A Fortune With Timber

    April 6, 2012
    Timber could be one of the best long-term values around.
  83. Choosing An Agriculture ETF

    Choosing An Agriculture ETF

    April 6, 2012
    Each of three ag-related ETFs offers exposure to specific areas the others do not.
  84. 2 New ETFs for VIX Option Traders

    2 New ETFs for VIX Option Traders

    April 6, 2012
    Bill Luby of VIX and More highlights two new ETFs based on VIX futures that give traders new option-trading possibilities. ...
  85. Can Xyratex Change With The Times?

    Can Xyratex Change With The Times?

    April 5, 2012
    Xyratex is arguably underpriced if management can limit the ongoing sales erosion and continue to drive better profitability ...
  86. REITs Still Looking Good

    REITs Still Looking Good

    April 5, 2012
    While the commercial real estate sector has seen a huge increase in investor attention due to its dividend yields, it still ...
  87. Best Performing S&P 500 Stocks In The First Quarter

    Best Performing S&P 500 Stocks In The First Quarter

    April 5, 2012
    Here's a look at the three best performing stocks in the S&P 500.
  88. The Long-Term Play In Palm Oil

    The Long-Term Play In Palm Oil

    April 5, 2012
    Often ignored palm oil is great way to play our planets continued natural resource demand.
  89. Access EM Consumers Via Small Caps

    Access EM Consumers Via Small Caps

    April 5, 2012
    Instead of just focusing on large multinationals, investors may want to get small and local.
  90. TIBCO Building Its Big Data Niche

    TIBCO Building Its Big Data Niche

    April 5, 2012
    TIBCO is building a very attractive middleware business. On the assumption of nearly 13% in compound free cash flow growth ...
  91. Denbury Resources Turns Leftovers Into Haute Cuisine

    Denbury Resources Turns Leftovers Into Haute Cuisine

    April 5, 2012
    Denbury's growing oil production is worth a closer look.
  92. 3 Reasons To Venture Into GSV Capital

    3 Reasons To Venture Into GSV Capital

    April 4, 2012
    Michael Moe, founder of Think Equity Partners, has spent his career investing in growth companies. Now he's set up a BDC ...
  93. Should Investors Brake For SORL Auto Parts?

    Should Investors Brake For SORL Auto Parts?

    April 4, 2012
    American investors' indiscriminate obsession with all things China is long past. SORL has been all but left for dead, but ...
  94. This Bank Should Be More Popular

    This Bank Should Be More Popular

    April 4, 2012
    It's rare times that allow investors to speculate on banking stocks, but these are the times in which we live, and this is ...
  95. S & P 500 - First Quarter Of 2012 Losers

    S & P 500 - First Quarter Of 2012 Losers

    April 4, 2012
    While the S & P 500 index returned 12% in the first quarter of 2012, that performance was not uniform, as many stocks ...
  96. S & P 500 - First Quarter Of 2012 Winners

    S & P 500 - First Quarter Of 2012 Winners

    April 4, 2012
    The S & P 500 had a solid performance in the first quarter of 2012, with many of the individual components up much more ...
  97. Take A Pass On H.B. Fuller

    Take A Pass On H.B. Fuller

    April 4, 2012
    Prospective investors might want to wait for a pullback before getting more interested in H.B. Fuller.
  98. Swift Energy Pursues The Olmos Play

    Swift Energy Pursues The Olmos Play

    April 3, 2012
    Swift Energy is developing the Olmos formation on its acreage in south Texas, as the company looks to grow production by ...
  99. Credit Card Stocks Are Charging Higher

    Credit Card Stocks Are Charging Higher

    April 3, 2012
    Credit card debt is just an unfortunate fact of life for many Americans, but the savvy among us know that revenge can be ...
  100. Option Debit Spreads Made Easy

    Option Debit Spreads Made Easy

    April 3, 2012
    JW Jones of Options Trading Signals explains the construction and execution of the basic debit spread option trade, how to ...
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