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  1. Intel Earnings Preview: A First Look At Semiconductors

    Intel Earnings Preview: A First Look At Semiconductors

    April 14, 2014
    Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), which has set its sights on wearable technology, gaming and the Internet of Things in its effort to ...
  2. Q1 Earnings in Focus - Ahead of Wall Street

    Q1 Earnings in Focus - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 14, 2014
    A lot is riding on the Q1 earnings season which ramps up this week, with more than 50 S&P 500 companies reporting results. ...
  3. Hedge Funds Love These 3 Pharma Stocks

    Hedge Funds Love These 3 Pharma Stocks

    April 14, 2014
    In 2012, the star performer among sectors was the financial sector. In 2013, it was consumer discretionary stocks. For 2 ...
  4. Get 15% Upside With This Europe-Focused Investment

    Get 15% Upside With This Europe-Focused Investment

    April 14, 2014
    You can't keep the Old World down. That's the conclusion I've come to after seeing the big surge over the past two months ...
  5. Bull of the Day: BitAuto Holdings (BITA) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: BitAuto Holdings (BITA) - Bull of the Day

    April 13, 2014
    Bull of the Day: BitAuto Holdings (BITA) - Bull of the Day
  6. Investors Are Making This Classic Mistake Again

    Investors Are Making This Classic Mistake Again

    April 11, 2014
    When the financial news website MarketWatch.com went public in January 1999, it registered one of the largest one-day gains ...
  7. How To 'Putin-Proof' Your Portfolio

    How To 'Putin-Proof' Your Portfolio

    April 11, 2014
    In one classic "Seinfeld" episode, Kramer and Newman are embroiled in an epic game of Risk -- in which they actually carry ...
  8. Intel Working Through A Difficult Transition

    Intel Working Through A Difficult Transition

    April 11, 2014
    Chip giant Intel continues to work through a challenge that most leading tech companies fac in their corporate lives – what ...
  9. Tech Is Getting Hammered -- But This Stock Is Red-Hot

    Tech Is Getting Hammered -- But This Stock Is Red-Hot

    April 11, 2014
    The tech sector has been under fire of late. The large-cap Nasdaq 100 is down 5% over the past month, but it's the smaller ...
  10. The Time To Focus On Value ETFs Is Now

    The Time To Focus On Value ETFs Is Now

    April 10, 2014
    As the market has swooned, so has stocks' valuations. That’s making many investors nervous. The key to navigating this environment ...
  11. Wind Energy Blows Through Records

    Wind Energy Blows Through Records

    April 10, 2014
    While natural gas production continues to break production records, so does renewable energy source wind. Across the U.S., ...
  12. Message To Ted: CNN Isn't A Winner With Time Warner Today

    Message To Ted: CNN Isn't A Winner With Time Warner Today

    April 10, 2014
    CNN's recent history is chock-full of missed opportunities; It's doubtful that Time Warner would launch CNN today.
  13. Get A 9.6% Yield With The Best MLP You've Never Heard Of

    Get A 9.6% Yield With The Best MLP You've Never Heard Of

    April 10, 2014
    Bond investors have a good thing going for them. They finance part of a company's operations in exchange for a return of ...
  14. An Activist Billionaire Just Bought This Stock -- Should You?

    An Activist Billionaire Just Bought This Stock -- Should You?

    April 10, 2014
    One of the most popular investing strategies is riding the coattails of deep-pocketed investors, especially activist investors. ...
  15. Is China Slowing Down? - Ahead of Wall Street

    Is China Slowing Down? - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 10, 2014
    Chinese trade data may not be reliable, but there is plenty of other evidence indicating that the country's economy is slowing ...
  16. Are These Energy Stocks In A Bubble?

    Are These Energy Stocks In A Bubble?

    April 10, 2014
    It's an exciting time again for clean energy stocks. #-ad_banner-#To take a couple of examples, the Guggenheim Solar ETF ...
  17. Profit With Less Risk With This Options Strategy

    Profit With Less Risk With This Options Strategy

    April 10, 2014
    Capital preservation and minimizing losses should be the most important objectives of any investor or trader. Warren Buffett ...
  18. Bear of the Day: General Motors (GM) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: General Motors (GM) - Bear of the Day

    April 10, 2014
    Bear of the Day: General Motors (GM) - Bear of the Day
  19. Overlooked Israel Is A Portfolio Growth Engine

    Overlooked Israel Is A Portfolio Growth Engine

    April 9, 2014
    While it’s often overlooked, Israel could be one of the best destinations for your portfolio dollar. Its high-tech economy ...
  20. The Latest In College Trends: The Retail Sector

    The Latest In College Trends: The Retail Sector

    April 9, 2014
    Sometimes even experienced investors and traders get so bogged down by top-down growth trends that they miss the grassroots ...
  21. The Hotel Industry Hates This Company

    The Hotel Industry Hates This Company

    April 9, 2014
    It could be argued that Americans have long believed "we are what we own" -- the bigger, the better; the more, ...
  22. Chart Says This Energy Stock Is Set To Pop

    Chart Says This Energy Stock Is Set To Pop

    April 9, 2014
    The energy sector has showed great relative strength in recent weeks. While the broader market has been choppy and momentum ...
  23. The Only Health Care Stock You Need To Own

    The Only Health Care Stock You Need To Own

    April 8, 2014
    After two market crashes in less than two decades and the current bull market looking to take a breather, investors are rightly ...
  24. Profit From The Most Common Problem With Mobile Devices

    Profit From The Most Common Problem With Mobile Devices

    April 8, 2014
    Cellphones are everywhere -- and everybody has the same problem... #-ad_banner-#Getting the battery on their phones to last ...
  25. Momentum Stocks or a Momentum Market? - Ahead of Wall Street

    Momentum Stocks or a Momentum Market? - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 8, 2014
    It's not just a few stocks that are in momentum, the entire mar
  26. U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook

    U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 8, 2014
    U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Apr 2014 - Industry Outlook
  27. Bear of the Day: Oil States International (OIS) - Bear of the ...

    Bear of the Day: Oil States International (OIS) - Bear of the ...

    April 8, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Oil States International (OIS) - Bear of the Day
  28. A Dose Of Alternatives May Do Your Portfolio Some Good

    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 ...
  29. The Ultimate 'Forever' Investment: A Buy-And-Hold Fund That Never ...

    The Ultimate 'Forever' Investment: A Buy-And-Hold Fund That Never ...

    April 7, 2014
    Although buy-and-hold stock investing has often been harshly criticized since the financial crisis, the backlash has been ...
  30. The Future Of Marijuana Policy: The South

    The Future Of Marijuana Policy: The South

    April 7, 2014
    Historically, the conservative south has strongly resisted marijuana legalization. Nonetheless support for marijuana legalization ...
  31. This Biotech Market Could Quadruple -- 3 Stocks To Profit

    This Biotech Market Could Quadruple -- 3 Stocks To Profit

    April 7, 2014
    In some respects, this is a golden age for pharmaceuticals. Thousands of medical researchers are making major clinical progress ...
  32. 3 Stocks To Profit From The Cutting-Edge Vaccine Market

    3 Stocks To Profit From The Cutting-Edge Vaccine Market

    April 7, 2014
    In some respects, this is a golden age for pharmaceuticals. Thousands of medical researchers are making major clinical progress ...
  33. This Retailer Is Ready To Break Out -- Again

    This Retailer Is Ready To Break Out -- Again

    April 7, 2014
    With the albatross of a credit card security breach still hanging around its neck, it is no wonder that retail giant Target ...
  34. Bull of the Day: Alaska Air Group (ALK) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Alaska Air Group (ALK) - Bull of the Day

    April 7, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Alaska Air Group (ALK) - Bull of the Day
  35. Bear of the Day: ArcelorMittal (MT) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: ArcelorMittal (MT) - Bear of the Day

    April 7, 2014
    Bear of the Day: ArcelorMittal (MT) - Bear of the Day
  36. This Forgotten Income Stock Yields A Safe 4.1%

    This Forgotten Income Stock Yields A Safe 4.1%

    April 4, 2014
    Love 'em or hate 'em, there's no denying tobacco stocks are among the best and most reliable dividend payers ...
  37. 3 Stocks To Profit From The IPO Bull Market

    3 Stocks To Profit From The IPO Bull Market

    April 4, 2014
    In a sure sign that the U.S. eocnomy has finally broken free from the lingering effects of the Great Recession, the IPO market ...
  38. High-Frequency Trading: What You Must Know

    High-Frequency Trading: What You Must Know

    April 4, 2014
    Being the "little guy" in the markets is never easy, it seems. #-ad_banner-#The recent airing of a "60 Minutes" ...
  39. High-Frequency Trading: What You Need To Know

    High-Frequency Trading: What You Need To Know

    April 4, 2014
    Being the "little guy" in the markets is never easy, it seems. #-ad_banner-#The recent airing of a "60 Minutes" ...
  40. This Runaway Energy Stock Could Generate 26% Income

    This Runaway Energy Stock Could Generate 26% Income

    April 4, 2014
    Shares of energy producer Encana (NYSE: ECA) have been moving steadily higher since January. In fact, while the S&P 5 ...
  41. Publishing Industry Stock Update - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    Publishing Industry Stock Update - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 4, 2014
    Publishing Industry Stock Update - April 2014 - Industry Outlook
  42. Little Known Stocks And ETFs To Buy As Interest Rates Rise

    Little Known Stocks And ETFs To Buy As Interest Rates Rise

    April 3, 2014
    The recent selling pressure in the business development company sector has nothing to do with actual fundamentals. For investors ...
  43. The Good News Behind Twitter's Losses

    The Good News Behind Twitter's Losses

    April 3, 2014
    Twitter may not earn a profit now, but its business model suggests it will eventually become as successful as Facebook.
  44. Forget Whole Foods -- Buy This Stock Instead

    Forget Whole Foods -- Buy This Stock Instead

    April 3, 2014
    A healthy lifestyle is becoming all the rage, and the trend has led to an increase in demand for natural and organic foods. ...
  45. The Greatest Discount Retailer I Have Ever Seen

    The Greatest Discount Retailer I Have Ever Seen

    April 3, 2014
    "This is the coolest store I have ever seen," said my pre-teen son as we left a discount retailer recently. We ...
  46. Disney And Dish Look To Go

    Disney And Dish Look To Go "Over The Top" On Cable Providers

    April 3, 2014
    The recent groundbreaking deal between the Walt Disney cable network and the satellite TV provider Dish Network could lead ...
  47. How To Get A Head Start On 'Sell In May And Go Away'

    How To Get A Head Start On 'Sell In May And Go Away'

    April 3, 2014
    The market just seems to want to go higher. In fact, we just hit yet another record high on the S&P 500, as buyers continue ...
  48. Taking Stock of the Q1 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    Taking Stock of the Q1 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    April 3, 2014
    Taking Stock of the Q1 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  49. Bull of the Day: Vipshop Holdings (VIPS) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Vipshop Holdings (VIPS) - Bull of the Day

    April 3, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Vipshop Holdings (VIPS) - Bull of the Day
  50. Buy In May And Here to Stay: Comcast, Boeing, Vulcan

    Buy In May And Here to Stay: Comcast, Boeing, Vulcan

    April 2, 2014
    A counter to the recommendation to "Sell in May and Go Away"; companies worth examining this time of year.
  51. This Ratio Reveals The Market's Top Bargains

    This Ratio Reveals The Market's Top Bargains

    April 2, 2014
    With the ink dry on 2013 financial results, investors can get a fresh gauge on how companies fared over the past year. #-ad_banner-#By ...
  52. This Little-Known Ratio Reveals The Market's Top Bargains

    This Little-Known Ratio Reveals The Market's Top Bargains

    April 2, 2014
    With the ink dry on 2013 financial results, investors can get a fresh gauge on how companies fared over the past year. #-ad_banner-#By ...
  53. From Wall Street To Green Street: Terra Tech CEO Derek Peterson

    From Wall Street To Green Street: Terra Tech CEO Derek Peterson

    April 2, 2014
    Terra Tech (OTC: TRTC), and its subsidiary GrowOp, were started with the intention to develop and manufacture growth tools ...
  54. 2 Stocks For The Ultimate Pairs Trade

    2 Stocks For The Ultimate Pairs Trade

    April 2, 2014
    Since the 1980s, one of the most well-known and heavily used strategies among hedge funds and portfolio managers has been ...
  55. Profit From The Dark Side Of Big Data

    Profit From The Dark Side Of Big Data

    April 2, 2014
    Nothing has had such a profound effect on the history of mankind as technology. From Gutenberg's printing press to the ...
  56. Profit From The 'Dark Side' Of Big Data

    Profit From The 'Dark Side' Of Big Data

    April 2, 2014
    Nothing has had such a profound effect on the history of mankind as technology. From Gutenberg's printing press to the ...
  57. Gold Miner's Rebound Could Double Traders' Money

    Gold Miner's Rebound Could Double Traders' Money

    April 2, 2014
    The price of gold has declined below the weekly pivot at $1,300 an ounce, presenting a potentially lucrative buying opportunity. ...
  58. This Gold Miner Could Deliver 200% Gains By 2015

    This Gold Miner Could Deliver 200% Gains By 2015

    April 2, 2014
    The price of gold has declined below the weekly pivot at $1,300 an ounce, presenting a potentially lucrative buying opportunity. ...
  59. Bull of the Day: Tesla (TSLA) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Tesla (TSLA) - Bull of the Day

    April 2, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Tesla (TSLA) - Bull of the Day
  60. Bear of the Day: lululemon (LULU) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: lululemon (LULU) - Bear of the Day

    April 2, 2014
    Bear of the Day: lululemon (LULU) - Bear of the Day
  61. Airline Industry Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    Airline Industry Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 2, 2014
    Airline Industry Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook
  62. Finding Portfolio Serenity In the Forest

    Finding Portfolio Serenity In the Forest

    April 1, 2014
    Volatility is back with a vengeance in the stock markets and one of the best places to hide from that force is in the forest. ...
  63. Electronic Gaming Is Still Red Hot

    Electronic Gaming Is Still Red Hot

    April 1, 2014
    When it comes to spending our leisure dollars, more and more of them are going towards video games and electronic entertainment. ...
  64. 2 Stocks More Profitable Than Apple

    2 Stocks More Profitable Than Apple

    April 1, 2014
    Although Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) is widely lauded for its ability to crank out great new products, its management team deserves ...
  65. 5 Ways To Tell If You Own A 'Dividend Disaster'

    5 Ways To Tell If You Own A 'Dividend Disaster'

    April 1, 2014
    Imagine living in a world with stocks creating dividend yields of 20%, 30% or even over 40% on an annual basis. For income ...
  66. Win At Investing: Play Moneyball

    Win At Investing: Play Moneyball

    April 1, 2014
    At long last Major League Baseball returns as the single best sign that spring is here and summer is close behind. As the ...
  67. Invest Like A Millionaire With These 3 Monthly Dividend Payers

    Invest Like A Millionaire With These 3 Monthly Dividend Payers

    April 1, 2014
    Unlike the 30-minute infomercials on at 2 a.m. touting the latest get-rich-quick schemes, real money in real estate is made ...
  68. How To Hedge Your Grocery Bill- Higher Prices Are Coming

    How To Hedge Your Grocery Bill- Higher Prices Are Coming

    March 31, 2014
    Prices at our grocery store continue to rise. What’s more is that they are predicted to rise further in 2014. That means ...
  69. The Time For Short Duration Bonds Is Now

    The Time For Short Duration Bonds Is Now

    March 31, 2014
    While the specter of rising interest rates have been haunting the markets for years now, it seems that fear is finally coming ...
  70. Get A 24% Yield... From Verizon?!?

    Get A 24% Yield... From Verizon?!?

    March 31, 2014
    With interest rates near 0% and traditional income investments like savings accounts and certificates of deposits (CDs) earning ...
  71. Will the Rest of the Year Be Any Different? - Ahead of Wall Street

    Will the Rest of the Year Be Any Different? - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 31, 2014
    Many expect the rest of the year to be better, but Q1 was likely a sign of things to come the rest of this year.
  72. This Long-Term Must-Own Stock Is A Screaming Buy Right Now

    This Long-Term Must-Own Stock Is A Screaming Buy Right Now

    March 31, 2014
    "Sugar and spice and all things nice" came to mind when I saw last week's rally in McCormick & Co. (NYSE: ...
  73. This Long-Term Must-Own Stock Is Screaming 'Buy' Right Now

    This Long-Term Must-Own Stock Is Screaming 'Buy' Right Now

    March 31, 2014
    "Sugar and spice and all things nice" came to mind when I saw last week's rally in McCormick & Co. (NYSE: ...
  74. Hotels & Lodging Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    Hotels & Lodging Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 31, 2014
    Hotels & Lodging Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook
  75. Bull of the Day: Amgen (AMGN) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Amgen (AMGN) - Bull of the Day

    March 31, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Amgen (AMGN) - Bull of the Day
  76. Is This Bull Market Approaching A Stop Sign?

    Is This Bull Market Approaching A Stop Sign?

    March 28, 2014
    Over the past few quarters, there have been rumblings that the bull market is getting long in the tooth, and the time is ...
  77. Checked Out? StubHub Sales Falter After Eliminating Hidden Fees

    Checked Out? StubHub Sales Falter After Eliminating Hidden Fees

    March 28, 2014
    StubHub's effort to please customers by eliminating hidden fees might have backfired. Sales have dipped for the online ...
  78. 6 Energy Stocks With Heavy Insider Buying

    6 Energy Stocks With Heavy Insider Buying

    March 28, 2014
    Everywhere you turn these days, you'll read another story about a massive wave of insider selling taking place. For example, ...
  79. Market Looking for Validation - Ahead of Wall Street

    Market Looking for Validation - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 28, 2014
    The market is looking for validation of these expectations and appears to be getting a bit nervous about it.
  80. Bear of the Day: Forex Capital Markets (FXCM) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Forex Capital Markets (FXCM) - Bear of the Day

    March 28, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Forex Capital Markets (FXCM) - Bear of the Day
  81. Why IBM Will Go On Forever

    Why IBM Will Go On Forever

    March 27, 2014
    Ask the average person on the street what IBM does, and you probably won’t get more than a vague answer about “computers.” ...
  82. Commercial Construction Is Ready For Take Off

    Commercial Construction Is Ready For Take Off

    March 27, 2014
    While housing construction has taken off, commercial construction is just beginning to see the light of day. That means investors ...
  83. The Best Stock For The Luxury Boom

    The Best Stock For The Luxury Boom

    March 27, 2014
    Among people with money to spend, there's been a significant shift away from ultra-high-end purchases since the financial ...
  84. Of Stress Tests & IPOs - Ahead of Wall Street

    Of Stress Tests & IPOs - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 27, 2014
    Citi's failed stress test and lukewarm reception to the IPO of Candy Crush maker are the day's notable developments.
  85. How To Profit From My Early Call To Short This Overvalued Stock

    How To Profit From My Early Call To Short This Overvalued Stock

    March 27, 2014
    It's difficult to admit that I was too early with a market call. It's even harder to accept when I realize I was ...
  86. Is Now The Time To Buy These High-Yielders?

    Is Now The Time To Buy These High-Yielders?

    March 26, 2014
    It may be just a coincidence, but soon after a key financial agency cautioned investors about the risks in business development ...
  87. Buffett And Apple Love This Energy Stock

    Buffett And Apple Love This Energy Stock

    March 26, 2014
    You may not know it, but while Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) and Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) build their data centers near utilities that ...
  88. Why Facebook Will Keep Making Money

    Why Facebook Will Keep Making Money

    March 26, 2014
    Facebook's acquisition of virtual-reality company Oculus, like its success selling mobile ads, shows the company's willingness ...
  89. Pocket 13.9% Yields By Investing In Companies BEFORE They Go ...

    Pocket 13.9% Yields By Investing In Companies BEFORE They Go ...

    March 26, 2014
    Almost two years ago, it was all over the headlines. You couldn't turn on CNBC or open an issue of The Wall Street Journal ...
  90. Will Business Spending Pick up? - Ahead of Wall Street

    Will Business Spending Pick up? - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 26, 2014
    Business capital spending was up in Q4 and is expected to ramp up this year, but will it?
  91. This Turnaround Play Could Double Traders' Money In 10 Months

    This Turnaround Play Could Double Traders' Money In 10 Months

    March 26, 2014
    Mosaic Co. (NYSE: MOS) fell from grace in 2013 thanks to the breakup of the Uralkali/Belaruskali potash cartel and plummeting ...
  92. Bear of the Day: Endologix (ELGX)  - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Endologix (ELGX) - Bear of the Day

    March 26, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Endologix (ELGX) - Bear of the Day
  93. Bull of the Day: St. Joe (JOE) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: St. Joe (JOE) - Bull of the Day

    March 26, 2014
    Bull of the Day: St. Joe (JOE) - Bull of the Day
  94. Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 25, 2014
    Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  95. Get Out Of Gold Stocks -- Right Now

    Get Out Of Gold Stocks -- Right Now

    March 25, 2014
    Few investments are driven by psychology and fear as much as gold. Concerns about ruinous inflation, global tensions or economic ...
  96. Now’s The Time To Buy The Land Drillers

    Now’s The Time To Buy The Land Drillers

    March 25, 2014
    As both natural gas and oil drilling activity continues to increase onshore, the land drillers will benefit. For investors, ...
  97. If I Could Have Only One Stock In My Retirement Portfolio, This ...

    If I Could Have Only One Stock In My Retirement Portfolio, This ...

    March 25, 2014
    While at a party several months ago, I was asked: Which stock I would choose for my retirement if I had to pick just one? ...
  98. Why GE Will Never Break Up

    Why GE Will Never Break Up

    March 25, 2014
    it's the oldest component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, having joined the index in 1896, and long ago outlasting its ...
  99. 4 Changes To Make To Your Portfolio Before It's Too Late

    4 Changes To Make To Your Portfolio Before It's Too Late

    March 25, 2014
    Investors tend to give their portfolio half of the attention it needs. #-ad_banner-#They add stocks and funds to the mix, ...
  100. 4 Critical Changes To Make To Your Portfolio Before It's Too ...

    4 Critical Changes To Make To Your Portfolio Before It's Too ...

    March 25, 2014
    Investors tend to give their portfolio half of the attention it needs. #-ad_banner-#They add stocks and funds to the mix, ...
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