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  1. Auto Parts Stocks Looking Attractive

    July 3, 2012
    Auto parts retailers haven't sold off this much since 2008.
  2. 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 ...
  3. 5 Dividend ETFs for the Second Half

    July 2, 2012
    It was a tumultuous second quarter for equities as the SPDR S&P 500 (NYSE: SPY) fell almost 3.2 percent, but dividend ...
  4. ALPS Launches Dividend Dog ETF (SDOG)

    June 29, 2012
    ALPS, the firm behind the Equal Sector Weight ETF (EQL), is debuting a new fund that combines aspects of equal sector weighting ...
  5. Forget the BRIC ETFs, Focus on the PICKs - ETF News And Commentary

    June 28, 2012
    Emerging Markets are expected to be increasingly large contributors to the global growth in the coming years. Usually the ...
  6. Basic Materials Stocks Making Big Moves on June 27, 2012

    June 27, 2012
    The Nasdaq is trading up 0.7%, the S&P 500 has climbed 0.7% and the Dow has increased 0.6% on a good day for the market ...
  7. Actuant Down To One Horse

    June 25, 2012
    Even if Actuant can grow free cash flow at a high single-digit rate over the next decade, these shares aren't compelling ...
  8. Loews Closes Renaissance Buy - Analyst Blog

    June 19, 2012
    Loews Hotels & Resorts, a wholly owned subsidiary of Loews Corporation L) closed the purchase of Renaissance Hotel & ...
  9. FMC Adds Phytone to Portfolio - Analyst Blog

    June 15, 2012
    Given the rising demand for natural colors in most food and personal care products, FMC Corp. (FMC) has acquired U.K-based ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. Will Seadrill's Aggressiveness Pay Off?

    May 16, 2012
    Seadrill is banking heavily on a multi-year boom in deepwater drilling.
  12. Aceto Looking At A Tough Future

    May 15, 2012
    Aceto is making sound moves, but the results need to be better.
  13. Poor Margins Go To Chiquita's Core

    May 10, 2012
    Chiquita has been a stock that has rewarded purchases made in the worst of times, and with the stock carving out some new ...
  14. Green Dot Flashing Yellow

    April 30, 2012
    On the whole, Green Dot's first quarter numbers looked reasonably good. Green Dot has the growth, but Wall Street isn't buying ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. Is It Time To Prepare For A Braskem Rebound?

    April 9, 2012
    Braskem has been hit by tough spreads, but conditions are looking up.
  18. Growth And Quality Don't Come Cheap At Oneok Partners

    March 20, 2012
    Oneok Partners isn't cheap, but it offers an intriguing and relatively uncommon mix of quality in place and growth potential. ...
  19. Mid-Cap ETFs Are Still A Buy

    March 13, 2012
    The often overlooked mid-cap space could exactly what a portfolio needs. The best way to gain exposure is through ETFs.
  20. Innospec Might Be A Name To Watch In Specialty Chemicals

    March 13, 2012
    Innospec is under-followed, but interesting nonetheless.
  21. Motorcar Parts On The Mend With Strong Quarter

    March 12, 2012
    If management can successfully integrate and execute on this acquisition, then MPAA is poised for better days ahead.
  22. A Look At The Baby Berkshires

    March 9, 2012
    Using value investing principals, Warren Buffet has turned Berkshire Hathaway into a model of success and made his shareholders ...
  23. Building a Strong Stock Portfolio

    March 9, 2012
    Using real market examples, Tom Aspray discusses how to identify high-relative-strength stocks to buy and manage risk by ...
  24. American Vanguard No Shrinking Violet

    March 8, 2012
    American Vanguard has good growth prospects, but needs a little more value.
  25. Is DryShips' Shipping Business Really Worthless?

    February 28, 2012
    DryShips' shipping business is hurting, but the company may still be worth more than the valuation suggests.
  26. Obama’s Corporate Tax Proposal: Which Companies Will Take A Hit?

    February 24, 2012
    President Obama has proposed corporate tax cuts that will lower corporate income taxes from 35% to 28%, but claims he willl ...
  27. 3 Reasons To Own Olin Corporation

    February 14, 2012
    With a dividend yield of 3.7% and very little downside, Olin could be fully valued or it could be a great long-term investment. ...
  28. Can Zoltek Keep The Wind At Its Back?

    February 8, 2012
    Zoltek was set up to soar on a big beat.
  29. Eastman Chemical Seems To Get The Long-Term Picture

    February 1, 2012
    Eastman has solid and improving returns, open-minded leadership and an undemanding valuation.
  30. "Dominant" Pattern Inspires 4 Buys

    February 1, 2012
    Reverse head-and-shoulders bottom formations in three stocks and an emerging market ETF are creating worthwhile buying opportunities ...
  31. OM Group - Just Another Cheap Commodity Play, Or Something More?

    January 17, 2012
    OM Group is seeing multiple cyclical downturns, but looks cheap.
  32. 3 Reasons To Own DuPont

    January 6, 2012
    In mid-December, DuPont trimmed its earnings per share. No matter, there's still reason to own its stock.
  33. Gardner Denver Compressing The Competition

    January 3, 2012
    Gardner Denver's valuation appears to offer a reasonable entry point for a company that should be able to keep growing.
  34. 5 High-Beta Stocks To Watch

    December 22, 2011
    Check out five high-beta stocks that can help make your portfolio more exciting.
  35. 4 Discount Retailers Ready For An Uncertain Future

    December 19, 2011
    These four discount retailers that should outperform in good and bad markets.
  36. 5 Video Game Stocks to Power up your Portfolio

    December 15, 2011
    Learn about some of the biggest players in this multibillion dollar industry!
  37. Kirby Not Just Floating Along

    December 8, 2011
    Kirby is a great mix of stability and growth potential.
  38. Goldman's O'Neill Says, "Bet On Growth Markets"

    November 29, 2011
    Growth markets provide a balance of growth and new-found stability, for portfolios.
  39. 5 Video Game Stocks to Power up your Portfolio

    November 8, 2011
    Learn about some of the biggest players in this multibillion dollar industry!
  40. Manitowoc Has More Room To Grow

    October 31, 2011
    Manitowoc should benefit from a double-barreled recovery.
  41. GE Still On A Road To Recovery

    October 26, 2011
    GE still looks attractive, after rebuilding over the past few years. Patient investors can expect solid dividend growth. ...
  42. Small Size With Big Potential

    October 18, 2011
    Good things come in small packages. Here are a few small cap businesses that offer investors some intriguing opportunities. ...
  43. 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?
  44. 5 High-Beta Stocks To Watch

    September 28, 2011
    Check out five high-beta stocks that can help make your portfolio more exciting.
  45. 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.
  46. 5 High-Beta Stocks To Watch

    August 31, 2011
    Check out five high-beta stocks that can help make your portfolio more exciting.
  47. Dollar General Stuck Between Growth And Value

    August 31, 2011
    Dollar General is posting impressive growth, but the valuation is already impressive.
  48. 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.
  49. 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 ...
  50. 99 Cents Only Stores Profits Edge Up

    August 12, 2011
    Dollar retailer 99 Cents Only increased revenue and profits despite product-cost increases.
  51. Finding Solace In Non-Financial Dividends

    August 10, 2011
    With the recent market maelstrom, investors have once again begun the flight to quality. Adding a dose of non-financial dividends ...
  52. The Case For The Industrial Sector

    August 4, 2011
    They are "old school", and maybe even a little boring, but industrials can sure put up the numbers.
  53. 5 Stocks for an Economy in the 'Weeds'

    July 16, 2011
    With many Americans downwardly mobile, just like fictional Showtime drug dealer Nancy Botwin, the stocks of dollar stores ...
  54. Syngenta's Growth Strategy

    July 14, 2011
    Seed-maker Syngenta merged its two major divisions in an effort to boost growth. The market is not yet sure how well this ...
  55. The Boom In Alternatives

    July 8, 2011
    After the financial crisis, many investors are now pointing to alternatives as the way to go.
  56. Family Dollar Still Attractive

    July 5, 2011
    Family Dollar posted record earnings for its third quarter, though this was still below its own guidance.
  57. Finding High Growth In Chemicals

    June 21, 2011
    Although many industrial stocks have lost some luster in the face of a slowing global economy, the chemicals industry is ...
  58. 5 Video Game Stocks to Power up your Portfolio

    June 14, 2011
    Learn about some of the biggest players in this multibillion dollar industry!
  59. BJ's Wholesale Looks To Go Private

    June 9, 2011
    BJ's Wholesale is expected to be bought out by a private equity firm, but is the price right for investors?
  60. Waiting To Warm Up To Middleby

    May 16, 2011
    Middleby continues to build share, but the stock is no bargain.
  61. 3 Reasons To Own Loews

    May 12, 2011
    Since February 2009 Loews is up 111% compared to 83% for the DJ US Total Stock Market Index. Is it still a buy?
  62. Special Dividends Multiply

    May 3, 2011
    Cash is building on the balance sheets of public companies and many are declaring special dividends to return part of this ...
  63. Betting On America's Underbanked

    April 27, 2011
    With the effects of the "Great Recession" still lingering, the number of unbanked and underbanked Americans continues to ...
  64. Is Dover Worth The Trouble?

    April 26, 2011
    Dover is looking better than ever before.
  65. Chipotle Still Smokin'

    April 25, 2011
    Chipotle has gone beyond any reasonable valuation, but that won't matter if growth stays strong.
  66. 5 High-Beta Stocks To Watch

    April 25, 2011
    Check out five high-beta stocks that can help make your portfolio more exciting.
  67. Marvelous Midcaps

    April 8, 2011
    With some analysts predicting that stock returns will be on the lower side throughout 2011, investors may want to give midcaps ...
  68. 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. ...
  69. Dorman Products Comes Of Age

    March 25, 2011
    This small-cap auto parts company is trading near an all-time high. We'll look at why this may be just the beginning of a ...
  70. 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.
  71. Gaming Industry In Desperate Battle

    March 18, 2011
    The gaming industry has the ammunition to battle the crisis in Japan.
  72. Big Lots New Stores Drive Growth Outlook

    March 8, 2011
    Big Lots produced record earnings for its quarter despite flat same store sales. New stores are driving its growth.
  73. Family Dollar Says No To Trian Buyout

    March 8, 2011
    Family Dollar rejected Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund buyout offer and enacted a poison pill provision.
  74. Ways Wal-Mart Can Enhance Shareholder Value

    February 25, 2011
    Wal-Mart's international store base continues to do extremely well, and the stock looks appealing.
  75. Water Investments: Rising With The Tide

    February 23, 2011
    While water is currently ignored, it won’t be for long. The impending water crisis will result in major investments in the ...
  76. America's Biggest Food Companies

    February 23, 2011
    These five companies may be synonomous with one or two products, but you'll be surprised to see how diversified each brand ...
  77. 5 Video Game Stocks to Power up your Portfolio

    February 10, 2011
    Learn how to invest in this multibillion dollar industry!
  78. Illinois Tool Works – The Best May Lay Ahead

    February 2, 2011
    Illinois Tool Works is better than the average industrial but seldom trades like it.
  79. PPG Coated With Profits

    January 26, 2011
    Specialty coatings, chemical and glass maker PPG Industries posted a sharp rise in quarterly and full year profits.
  80. Family Dollar: Good Earnings Yet Stock Smashed

    January 6, 2011
    Family Dollar posted record earnings on strong revenue and same store sales increases, but the market still smashed the stock. ...
  81. Dollar General Forges Ahead

    January 6, 2011
    Dollar General reported a record quarter last month, but the market focused on its slowing growth and punished the stock. ...
  82. Nordson's Growth Story Sticks

    December 20, 2010
    With broad economic exposure and over 20% order growth, Nordson results point to the ongoing recovery.
  83. Video Gaming Sees Light Of Day

    November 29, 2010
    Did the video gaming industry just remember the winning formula? It's time for investors to put these stocks back on the ...
  84. Dole Trying To Stay Fresh

    November 24, 2010
    Competition in the fresh produce industry is stiff, but Dole is working on reducing debt in order to offer sweeter opportunities ...
  85. Are Auto Parts Makers Really Back In Business?

    November 19, 2010
    Did the auto parts maker stocks really deserve to rally side-by-side with auto manufacturers? Conventional wisdom says yes, ...
  86. Owens Corning Sees Bright Future

    November 19, 2010
    Owens Corning believes that the company can put out significant cash flow over the next few years as it benefits from a recovery ...
  87. The Good And Bad Of DuPont's Strength

    October 28, 2010
    DuPont's success confirms an economic recovery, but raises the spectre of inflation.
  88. America's Biggest Food Companies

    October 27, 2010
    These five companies may be synonomous with one or two products, but you'll be surprised to see how diversified each brand ...
  89. Time To Act Locally On Global Payments?

    October 13, 2010
    Is GPN falling into turnaround territory, or just falling?
  90. 6 High-Flying S&P 500 Stocks

    October 12, 2010
    Check out six S&P 500 stocks that are returning more than 60%.
  91. Monsanto Plants Seeds Of Growth

    October 8, 2010
    Monsanto posted weaker than expected fourth quarter earnings, and fiscal year earnings that were less than last year's.
  92. A Strong And Noble Driller

    September 13, 2010
    Relative to its future growth potential, Noble shares look incredibly attractive.
  93. 5 Undervalued Consumer Staple Stocks

    September 9, 2010
    If it's security and stability you're after, these stocks are worth a look.
  94. Dollar General's Strong Growth Continues

    September 3, 2010
    Dollar General posted another strong quarter, with substantial revenue and earnings increases.
  95. BJ's Wholesale Headwinds

    August 23, 2010
    BJ's posted an unimpressive second quarter earnings report and indicated increasing headwinds.
  96. 99 Cents Only Stores Worth Much More

    August 6, 2010
    Like the other dollar stores, this deep-value discounter is looking to make its customer gains permanent beyond the recession. ...
  97. Why Transocean Will Recover

    August 5, 2010
    Transocean's stock has taken a beating since the Macondo disaster, but the quality of company should make the stock a long-term ...
  98. The Growth In Palm Oil

    July 27, 2010
    With increasing populations, new solutions for how to feed and meet the energy requirements will have to found.
  99. Monsanto Earnings: Seeds Of Doubt Or Opportunity?

    July 6, 2010
    Monsanto earnings were hit hard by poor sales of its Roundup weed killer, as well as flat demand for its gentically altered ...
  100. If There's A Double-Dip Recession

    June 9, 2010
    If the double-dip recession happens, what should long-term investors do?
  101. A Lazy Summer Portfolio

    June 7, 2010
    Why not take an investing holiday this summer? You can with a low-maintenance portfolio.
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