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  1. The LNG Opportunity Keeps Getting Better

    The LNG Opportunity Keeps Getting Better

    April 18, 2014
    As we continue to unearth a record amount of shale gas, exporting that bounty is quickly taking shape- especially to energy ...
  2. The 2 Best Global Investments To Own, Hands Down

    The 2 Best Global Investments To Own, Hands Down

    April 18, 2014
    Over the past half decade, the exchange-traded fund (ETF) industry has caught the mutual fund industry off-guard. The assets ...
  3. The 'Boring' Fund That Keeps Crushing The Market

    The 'Boring' Fund That Keeps Crushing The Market

    April 18, 2014
    The old saying "You get what you pay for" doesn't necessarily hold true for mutual funds. #-ad_banner-#Lots of funds that ...
  4. 3 Oilfield Stocks For Value And Growth

    3 Oilfield Stocks For Value And Growth

    April 18, 2014
    The market seems to be in upheaval this year, yet the S&P is only down 1% year to date. So what's going on? #-ad_banner-#Simply ...
  5. Wells Fargo In Good Shape, But The Street Knows It

    Wells Fargo In Good Shape, But The Street Knows It

    April 17, 2014
    There are worse things than owning a quality well-run business that Wall Street knows is well-run, but it isn't often a source ...
  6. Ginnie Mae To Big Banks: Show Us Your Mortgages. But Can They?

    Ginnie Mae To Big Banks: Show Us Your Mortgages. But Can They?

    April 17, 2014
    The Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) recently discovered that Bank of America (NYSE: National Mortgage ...
  7. Is This The Oil Play Of The Century?

    Is This The Oil Play Of The Century?

    April 17, 2014
    Every now and again, an opportunity comes along that turns unsuspecting, normal people into overnight millionaires. #-ad_banner-#Such ...
  8. Binary Options Trading Volume On Nadex On Track To Grow 400% ...

    Binary Options Trading Volume On Nadex On Track To Grow 400% ...

    April 17, 2014
    In 2013 Nadex grew over 100% year over year. According to the most recent results, the volume is expanding even faster in ...
  9. Earnings Reflect a Frigid Q1 - Ahead of Wall Street

    Earnings Reflect a Frigid Q1 - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 17, 2014
    It's looking more and more like we???re going to have to wait yet another quarter for real earnings growth to take hold. ...
  10. Need Proof That Buybacks Work? Check Out These Stocks

    Need Proof That Buybacks Work? Check Out These Stocks

    April 17, 2014
    America's top two automakers, Ford (NYSE: F) and GM (NYSE : GM), are still trying to get their financial house in order. ...
  11. Forget Tesla -- Earn 39% A Year With This Under-The-Radar Stock

    Forget Tesla -- Earn 39% A Year With This Under-The-Radar Stock

    April 17, 2014
    One of today's most exciting investment themes revolves around the electric car market. At the center of this trend is Tesla ...
  12. Wednesday IPO Review & Sneak-Peek For Thursday, April 17

    Wednesday IPO Review & Sneak-Peek For Thursday, April 17

    April 17, 2014
    Three IPOs hit exchange floors Wednesday, Moelis & Co (NYSE: TRIV). Trading opened with mixed results, seeing Moelis ...
  13. Bull of the Day: Rambus (RMBS) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Rambus (RMBS) - Bull of the Day

    April 17, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Rambus (RMBS) - Bull of the Day
  14. How Wal-Mart Makes its Money

    How Wal-Mart Makes its Money

    April 16, 2014
    While convention dictates that it’s impossible to write about Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) without saying at least something ...
  15. Pepsi Earnings Preview: Analysts Favor A Refreshing Quarter

    Pepsi Earnings Preview: Analysts Favor A Refreshing Quarter

    April 16, 2014
    PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) will report its first quarter results early Thursday morning before market open. Analysts are expecting ...
  16. A Much-Needed Gift For Retailers

    A Much-Needed Gift For Retailers

    April 16, 2014
    The consumer is back. With March retail sales hitting multiyear highs, spending is back in style.
  17. These International Dividend ETFs Are Cheap Cheap Cheap

    These International Dividend ETFs Are Cheap Cheap Cheap

    April 16, 2014
    For investors the recent market sell-off has created some interesting opportunities. One of the biggest could be those funds ...
  18. Earnings Paper Cuts Impeding J.P. Morgan's Value

    Earnings Paper Cuts Impeding J.P. Morgan's Value

    April 16, 2014
    J.P. Morgan is also among the leading credit card companies in the country, it is the largest Visa issuer in the country ...
  19. Why This Natural Gas Game-Changer Has 40% Upside

    Why This Natural Gas Game-Changer Has 40% Upside

    April 16, 2014
    From my apartment here in Medellin, Colombia, I can see the sign to a local gas station. The price of gasoline has climbed ...
  20. Billionaires Love These 4 High-Yielders

    Billionaires Love These 4 High-Yielders

    April 16, 2014
    They say there is power in numbers, and when it comes to investing like the pros, that sentiment is right on the money. #-ad_banner-#One ...
  21. The Earnings Parade Accelerates - Ahead of Wall Street

    The Earnings Parade Accelerates - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 16, 2014
    More than positive earnings surprises, we need some improvement on the guidance front.
  22. This Unloved Stock Could Pay A 14% 'Dividend' In 4 Weeks

    This Unloved Stock Could Pay A 14% 'Dividend' In 4 Weeks

    April 16, 2014
    RadioShack's (NYSE: RSH) brand may be recognizable, but the same cannot be said for its stock. Shares of the once-popular ...
  23. Aerospace & Defense Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    Aerospace & Defense Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 15, 2014
    Aerospace & Defense Stock Outlook - April 2014 - Industry Outlook
  24. Are Your Stocks Heading For A Plunge? This One Number Could Tell ...

    Are Your Stocks Heading For A Plunge? This One Number Could Tell ...

    April 15, 2014
    As the market surged ever higher over the past five years, short sellers were knocked off their game. #-ad_banner-#Every ...
  25. 3 Heavily Shorted Stocks That Could Plunge

    3 Heavily Shorted Stocks That Could Plunge

    April 15, 2014
    As the market surged ever higher over the past five years, short sellers were knocked off their game. #-ad_banner-#Every ...
  26. 3 Time-Tested Ways To Beat The Market Every Year

    3 Time-Tested Ways To Beat The Market Every Year

    April 15, 2014
    I probably don't have to tell you this, but the odds are stacked against you when it comes to "beating the market." By nearly ...
  27. Earnings Outlook is the Key Factor  - Ahead of Wall Street

    Earnings Outlook is the Key Factor - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 15, 2014
    My sense is that it will be very hard for the stock market to get its mojo back unless the earnings outlook improves.
  28. 5 Main Drawbacks of ETFs

    5 Main Drawbacks of ETFs

    April 15, 2014
    ETFs have exploded in popularity, but Ed Devcic details five disadvantages that investors and traders must be aware of in ...
  29. Bull of the Day: Lazard (LAZ) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Lazard (LAZ) - Bull of the Day

    April 15, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Lazard (LAZ) - Bull of the Day
  30. ExxonMobil's Massive And Reliable Money Machine

    ExxonMobil's Massive And Reliable Money Machine

    April 14, 2014
    Year after year ExxonMobil has shown itself a reliable generator of extraordinary profits, making it the most solid of the ...
  31. Markets Falling? Get Your Defense Ready

    Markets Falling? Get Your Defense Ready

    April 14, 2014
    The stock market is getting whacked. The question now for many investors is, what to do about it. The first thing to do ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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. ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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., ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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.
  45. 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. ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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, ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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
  57. 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
  58. 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
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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
  66. 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
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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" ...
  70. 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" ...
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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.
  75. 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. ...
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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 ...
  78. 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 ...
  79. 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
  80. 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
  81. 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.
  82. 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 ...
  83. 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 ...
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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 ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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 ...
  88. 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. ...
  89. 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. ...
  90. 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
  91. 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
  92. 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
  93. 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. ...
  94. 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. ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. 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 ...
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. 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 ...
  100. 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 ...
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