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  1. Hedge Volatility in Your Portfolio with These Alternative ETFs ...

    December 18, 2014
    These ETFs provide dynamic exposure according to the level of market volatility and could prove beneficial amid market turbulence.
  2. Short Foreign Stocks with These ETFs - ETF News And Commentary

    December 17, 2014
    These ETFs could be compelling choice for bearish investors.
  3. Play Market Volatility with This New UBS ETF (VQTS) - ETF News ...

    December 16, 2014
    This new UBS exchange traded product is similar to VQT and looks to hedge against some downside risks in the market.
  4. Will the ECB Finally Deliver? - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 4, 2014
    The ECB's version of quantitative easing thus far has been way too light relative to what the U.S. Fed and Bank of Japan ...
  5. MedTech Defies Sequestration, M&As Steal the Show - Industry ...

    August 26, 2014
    MedTech Defies Sequestration, M&As Steal the Show - Industry Outlook
  6. 2 Stocks Poised To Soar In The Wake Of Ferguson Turmoil

    August 25, 2014
    Whether you've been following the news closely or just overheard your coworkers talking about it, chances are you know ...
  7. Are Thin Volumes Overstating the Case? - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 18, 2014
    Seasonally thin volumes have a way of exaggerating market moves, and today and the rest of this week will be no different ...
  8. 3 Recent IPOs To Catch On The Rebound

    August 6, 2014
    The IPO path followed by Twitter (Nasdaq:TWTR) and Facebook (Nasdaq:FB) is a predictable one. Many young companies come public ...
  9. The Perfect Income Strategy For Rising Interest Rates

    August 6, 2014
    Last week, we saw a massive broader market sell-off that, in part, appeared to be a reaction to stronger economic activity. ...
  10. A major stock correction could be near, which means that getting a bit more defensive could make sense. Here are a few ideas.

    Is It Finally Time To Get Defensive?

    July 31, 2014
    A major stock correction could be near, which means that getting a bit more defensive could make sense. Here are a few ideas. ...
  11. Dollar Tree Deal, Q2 Earnings on Deck - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 28, 2014
    Family Dollar (FDO) is being bought by rival Dollar Tree (DLTR), and FDO shares in the pre-market are up over 24%.
  12. 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 ...
  13. Forget Wal-Mart -- 3 Discount Retailers On Sale Now

    May 2, 2014
    Despite new market highs and a rebound in corporate profits, post-recession job growth has been uneven at best. Falling unemployment ...
  14. MedTech's Partial Tax Repeal: Is It Enough? - Industry Outlook

    May 1, 2014
    MedTech's Partial Tax Repeal: Is It Enough? - Industry Outlook
  15. Aerospace & Defense Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 15, 2014
    Aerospace & Defense Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook
  16. Taking a cue from institutional managers, retail investors now have a sophisticated set of tools at their disposal for finding new and uncorrelated asset classes. These alternatives could do your portfolio wonders.

    A Dose Of Alternatives May Do Your Portfolio Some Good

    April 7, 2014
    Taking a cue from institutional managers, retail investors now have a sophisticated set of tools at their disposal for finding ...
  17. After a torrid run, the stock market may finally be seeing some cracks. Recent data as well various global political events have taken much of the bull’s energy away. That means it’s time for investors to consider adding a hedge and get defensive.

    How To Get Ready For The Next Bear Market

    March 21, 2014
    After a torrid run, the stock market may finally be seeing some cracks. Recent data as well various global political events ...
  18. For investors, there’s a wide world of cleantech ripe for the picking.

    Cleantech Is More Than Just Renewable Energy

    February 4, 2014
    Cleantech is much more than just “sexy” renewable energy like solar and wind. Covering a wide range of ideals, spending in ...
  19. How To Profit From The Polar Vortex

    January 28, 2014
    To profit from the short-term openings the market hands you, it takes the right strategy.#-ad_banner-#That's a lesson ...
  20. Rising dividend payments remain one of the best ways to fight higher interest rates and inflation over the long term.

    There’s Still Room For Dividends In Your Portfolio

    January 7, 2014
    When the Fed decided to begin tapering, it sent shockwaves throughout the dividend stock sector. However, those “shockwaves” ...
  21. MedTech Industry Stock Update - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 7, 2014
    MedTech Industry Stock Update - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  22. The Best and Worst Performing Dividend ETFs of 2013

    December 19, 2013
    2013 was another year full of record-low interest rates, prompting income investors to turn their attention elsewhere. For ...
  23. Earnings Expectations For The Week Of December 2

    December 1, 2013
    Quarterly reports from retailers Kroger (NYSE: DG) will be among the highlights this week. A couple of Chinese solar companies ...
  24. The 10 Most Popular Dividend ETFs: What You Need to Know

    November 18, 2013
    With interest rates looking to stay near zero for some time yet, yield-hungry investors have taken to equity markets for ...
  25. Bear of the Day: Quest Diagnostics (DGX) - Bear of the Day

    October 23, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Quest Diagnostics (DGX) - Bear of the Day
  26. Insurance Industry Stock Outlook - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook

    September 17, 2013
    Insurance Industry Stock Outlook - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook
  27. Urban Outfitters Plunges, Five Below Soars: Which Is The Better ...

    September 11, 2013
    The two retailers went in opposite directions September 10 after both made earnings-related announcements. Mr. Market felt ...
  28. Three Diversified EM ETFs Your Broker Forgot to Mention

    September 11, 2013
    Among diversified, multi-country emerging markets ETFs, the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSE: EEM) reign supreme. ...
  29. MedTech Industry Stock Update - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook

    September 10, 2013
    MedTech Industry Stock Update - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook
  30. EMDG: Dividend Growth Meets Emerging Markets

    August 20, 2013
    Exchange-traded funds have become a staple in numerous portfolios as investors of all walks have embraced these financial ...
  31. Emerging Global Expands Dividend Lineup With EM High Income ETF ...

    August 16, 2013
    After grinding sideways all week, major U.S. equity indexes finally made way for the bears on Thursday as disappointing corporate ...
  32. Hologic Struggling To Find A New Path

    August 7, 2013
    Hologic is struggling to become a growth company again, and the new CEO may find his options limited.
  33. WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Dividend Growth Fund (DGRS) Starts Trading

    July 26, 2013
    Profit-taking pressures have begun to creep onto Wall Street as earnings euphoria has bolstered major equity indexes to all-time ...
  34. Gold ETFs Continue to Plunge - ETF News And Commentary

    June 26, 2013
    What is behind the latest slump in gold ETFs?
  35. Precious Metal ETFs Crumble in Fed Meeting Aftermath - ETF News ...

    June 20, 2013
    Precious metal ETFs are in deep trouble after the latest FOMC meeting as prices fell across the board.
  36. Winning ETF Strategies For the Second Half - ETF News And Commentary

    June 17, 2013
    Investors should prepare for the eventual tapering of the Fed's massive support.
  37. Look Towards Small-Caps For Big Dividends

    May 22, 2013
    Small-caps can be a fruitful place to gain high yields.
  38. Three Ways To Short Gold

    April 18, 2013
    Investor enthusiasm for gold has been falling by the wayside. For portfolios, that could mean it's time to short the metal. ...
  39. ETFs For Alternative Asset Classes

    February 25, 2013
    The continued growth in ETF adoption will only help strengthen the funds structure for these assets outside of bonds and ...
  40. Crisis Investing 101: Everything You Need to Know About Gold ...

    February 12, 2013
    Protecting profits and preparing for an economic crisis is likely the furthest thing from your mind right now. The stock ...
  41. The 5 Most Popular Leveraged Commodity ETFs

    January 23, 2013
    Commodity ETFs give investors the chance to play the natural resources market like they were never able to before, as now ...
  42. 15 Underperforming Stocks to Sell Today

    January 16, 2013
    So far in 2013, we've seen the market basically tread water. After the huge fiscal cliff deal inspired buying in the first ...
  43. Survive the Mayan Apocalypse with These ETFs - Investment Ideas

    December 20, 2012
    The end is near! Well, sort of. The coming Mayan Apocalypse, which begins on December 21st, is by many accounts just the ...
  44. TransDigm Group Among Capital Goods' Biggest Movers on December ...

    December 7, 2012
    So far today, the Nasdaq has decreased 0.7%, the S&P 500 has moved little and the Dow has climbed 0.3%. The capital goods ...
  45. Fred Posts Weak Comp Sales in Nov - Analyst Blog

    November 30, 2012
    Recently, Fred's Inc.'s (FRED) reported total sales and comparable sales for November 2012. Both total sales and comparable ...
  46. 5 ETF Strategies To Reign In Risk

    November 16, 2012
    As we barrel towards theNiagaraFalls of all fiscal cliffs, investors seem fairly certain that additional volatility is in ...
  47. ProShares Planning Merger Arbitrage ETF (MRGR) - ETF News And ...

    November 5, 2012
    ProShares is arguably one of the most famous purveyors of leveraged and inverse ETFs on the market today. The company has ...
  48. Three Hedge Fund ETFs for Uncorrelated Returns - ETF News And ...

    October 31, 2012
    With markets clearly entering a 'muddle through' phase in which low growth and uncertainty are the norm, many investors are ...
  49. Ultimate Guide To IndexIQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF (QAI)

    October 22, 2012
    Even though the definition of "hedge fund" has changed over time, morphing from largely market-neutral strategies to a much ...
  50. Realty Income to Acquire ARCT - Analyst Blog

    September 12, 2012
    Realty Income Corporation O), a real estate investment trust (REIT), recently penned an agreement  with American Realty Capital ...
  51. Stocks with Increasing Sales and Profit Margins - Screen of the ...

    September 11, 2012
    This week I want to focus on Sales Growth and Profit Margins. While everybody understands sales, margins might bring up a ...
  52. Best Earnings ESP stocks for August 29th - Investment Ideas

    August 29, 2012
    ESP 082912 Q2 earnings have all but passed and investors are already looking forward to the next round of results which begins ...
  53. The Comprehensive Guide to Natural Gas ETFs - ETF News And Commentary

    August 28, 2012
    Natural gas prices have fallen about 80% since their 2008 peak. The commodity remained under pressure as new supplies of ...
  54. Buy or Sell? Today's Winners: AAPL, CAR, NOK, TIF

    August 27, 2012
    Among the biggest winners in Monday's early trading are Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), Nokia (NYSE: NOK), Avis Budget (NYSE: CAR) ...
  55. Daily ETF Roundup: Helicopter Ben And Hurricane Isaac

    August 24, 2012
    Yesterday, investors had mounting doubts about the prospect of more stimulus. Today however, was a quite different story. ...
  56. AdvisorShares Launches Long/Short Hedge Fund ETF (QEH)

    August 10, 2012
    AdvisorShares, one of the largest issuers of active ETFs, made another addition to its lineup this week with the debut of ...
  57. Gold ETFs In 2012: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

    July 31, 2012
    This year has proven to be somewhatof a difficult year for gold, as this precious metal has struggled to maintain its footing ...
  58. Earnings Scorecard: DGX - Analyst Blog

    July 30, 2012
    Quest Diagnostics' (DGX) disappointing second quarter 2012 results, released on July 19, prompted analysts to slash their ...
  59. DigitalGlobe - Aggressive Growth

    July 19, 2012
    DigitalGlobe Inc. (DGI), a renowned provider of space imagery and geospatial content, reported solid first quarter 2012 results ...
  60. Bullish On India? Buy Gold ETFs

    July 10, 2012
    Eurozone debt drama continues to hog the headlines as the seemingly never-ending struggle to ensurefinancialstability in ...
  61. Highlighting 5 Popular ETNs

    July 9, 2012
    Under the umbrella of exchange-traded products, ETNs have attracted far less interest than their ETF cousins and now represent ...
  62. The Definitive ASEAN ETF Guide

    July 3, 2012
    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, is more than just another catchy investment acronym. ASEAN encompasses ...
  63. Bio-Reference Labs Taking Advantage Of Esoteric Opportunities

    June 22, 2012
    The decision of whether to buy Bio-Reference really comes down to an investor's confidence in the growth prospects for the ...
  64. Want A High-Yield Healthcare Stock? Look To Canada

    June 20, 2012
    CML HealthCare isn't flashy, but it's a reliable dividend payer.
  65. 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. ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. Golfsmith Deal Par For The Course

    May 16, 2012
    Golfsmith recently agreed to sell itself to Golf Town. For $6.10 a share, Golfsmith shares are being valued at 1.5 times ...
  68. Zacks.com featured expert Kevin Matras highlights: Hexcel Corp., ...

    May 15, 2012
    Chicago, IL - May 15, 2012 - Stocks in this week's article include Hexcel Corp. (NYSE: HXL), MDC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MDC), ...
  69. ETFs That Rise When The Market Falls

    May 15, 2012
    A list of ETFs that will protect portfolios if the market pullback continues.
  70. Weekly Price and Volume - Screen of the Week

    May 2, 2012
    Weekly Price and Volume - Screen of the Week
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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 ...
  74. Dollar General Heating Up

    March 28, 2012
    Growth trends are really perking up at Dollar General.
  75. Golf Industry Ripe For Consolidation

    March 23, 2012
    Golf is coming out of a multi-year slump with a bright outlook.
  76. Goldman Says To Stick With Oil And Gold

    February 29, 2012
    With many of the deep values in natural resources now gone, Goldman Sachs has dropped its overall forecast for commodity ...
  77. LabCorp Passes the Test

    February 13, 2012
    LabCorp is safe bet given its geographic diversity and strong track record of managing its business for growth.
  78. Becton Dickinson Still A Fine Specimen

    February 10, 2012
    Becton Dickinson hasn't been growing very rapidly lately, but the company has experienced sustained growth over the last ...
  79. A Cautious Outlook For Gold

    February 9, 2012
    The improving global macroeconomic picture could take some of the luster away from gold. For investors, that could mean it’s ...
  80. Tobacco Stocks Are Still Addictive

    February 7, 2012
    The tobacco industry has been one of the top performing sectors over the last decade.
  81. 2011's Most Innovative ETFs

    December 30, 2011
    The ETF industry experienced tremendous growth throughout 2011, and many issuers added new and exciting products to the mix. ...
  82. Downside Risk For Costco Investors

    December 12, 2011
    A lofty valuation leaves downside risk for Costco investors.
  83. Alternatives For Gold Exposure

    November 3, 2011
    Most financial advisors recommend some allocation to gold. Here are some alternatives to the biggest ETFs.
  84. Biogen Idec Has Built A Valuable Franchise

    November 1, 2011
    Biogen Idec is a go-to name in MS that carries a lot of value. A credible buy for those with longer horizons.
  85. ETFs to Hedge Another Sell-Off

    October 24, 2011
    When the market is down, look for a way to get up. Here are four ETFs to hedge against another market sell-off.
  86. Stacking Up The Dollar Stores After 99 Cents Only Acquisition

    October 17, 2011
    99 Cents Only Stiores was the first to be picked off, but which of the remaining value stores is next to be acquired?
  87. Why Dollar General Caught Buffett's Eye

    September 5, 2011
    Dollar General shareholders should be able to count on annual returns around 10% over the long haul.
  88. 4 Defensive Names Near All-Time Highs

    September 2, 2011
    Consumers are continuing to spend in certain categories, and some discretionary names have notched new price highs, even ...
  89. Winn-Dixie Needs An Identity

    August 31, 2011
    Winn-Dixie lacks an identity and operating leverage, but the market's valuation is rock-bottom.
  90. Dollar General Stuck Between Growth And Value

    August 31, 2011
    Dollar General is posting impressive growth, but the valuation is already impressive.
  91. 99 Cents Stores In The Buyout Bin

    August 25, 2011
    Reports of a new buyout bid for dollar-retailer 99 Cents Only Stores have surfaced.
  92. 6 Ways To Add More International Dividends

    August 23, 2011
    As the dollar continues to sink, many financial advisors and investors seek safety in international dividend stocks. The ...
  93. 99 Cents Only Stores Profits Edge Up

    August 12, 2011
    Dollar retailer 99 Cents Only increased revenue and profits despite product-cost increases.
  94. 2 Funds For Capturing Global Returns

    July 28, 2011
    Charles Zhang shares his ideas on the best ways to respond to the current market uncertainty in today’s interview, telling ...
  95. 5 Funds for an Uncertain Market

    July 17, 2011
    Broad diversification is the best strategy for individual investors in light of today’s volatile market conditions, says ...
  96. Family Dollar Still Attractive

    July 5, 2011
    Family Dollar posted record earnings for its third quarter, though this was still below its own guidance.
  97. Escalade Still Sports Value

    May 12, 2011
    Despite Escalade's tremendous recovery, it sports some value.
  98. Family Dollar Still Plans To Grow

    April 1, 2011
    Dollar General had another outstanding quarter,and after it has turned down a takeover bid, has plans to expand and grow. ...
  99. Dollar General Still Hot

    March 24, 2011
    Dollar General had tremendous fourth quarter and full year results. The sector is hot, with M & A in the air.
  100. Growing Demand In Demand Response

    March 23, 2011
    While the supply side of alternative energy gets all the attention from the press, the smart money has been quietly moving ...
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