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  1. Domtar Jumps 16% On Plant Closing: Time To Buy?

    Domtar Jumps 16% On Plant Closing: Time To Buy?

    September 12, 2013
    Domtar (NYSE:UFS) jumped the most in four years on news International Paper (NYSE:IP) is closing a mill in Alabama reducing ...
  2. Are The Short Sellers Right About These 2 Stocks?

    Are The Short Sellers Right About These 2 Stocks?

    September 12, 2013
    In any industry, the only way to avoid price wars is to offer a superior product or service.Customers will pay full price ...
  3. Picture Edition: Major Asset Class Returns From The 2009 Bottom

    Picture Edition: Major Asset Class Returns From The 2009 Bottom

    September 12, 2013
    The U.S. bull market rages on five years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, although not everyone on Wall Street is convinced ...
  4. Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook

    Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook

    September 11, 2013
    Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook
  5. The Time For Retail Real Estate Is Now

    The Time For Retail Real Estate Is Now

    September 11, 2013
    Driven by cost-cutting consumers and high unemployment, firms operating the shopping and strip mall space have been left ...
  6. Urban Outfitters Plunges, Five Below Soars: Which Is The Better ...

    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 ...
  7. Three Diversified EM ETFs Your Broker Forgot to Mention

    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. ...
  8. Bear of the Day: Microsoft (MSFT) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Microsoft (MSFT) - Bear of the Day

    September 11, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Microsoft (MSFT) - Bear of the Day
  9. What A Changing Dow Means For Investors

    What A Changing Dow Means For Investors

    September 10, 2013
    We have Charles Martin Hall to thanks for many major industrial advances of the 20th century. His discovery of the process ...
  10. Is Jarden Burning The Candle From Both Ends?

    Is Jarden Burning The Candle From Both Ends?

    September 10, 2013
    On September 3 Jarden (NYSE:JAH) announced it was acquiring Yankee Candle Company for $1.75 billion. Almost all the media ...
  11. 14 Companies That Have Raised Their Dividends For 50 Years Or ...

    14 Companies That Have Raised Their Dividends For 50 Years Or ...

    September 10, 2013
    Imagine if you had bought these stocks 20 years ago.If you had, then right now you'd be earning dividend yields of... ...
  12. Avoid These Shrinking Market Leaders

    Avoid These Shrinking Market Leaders

    September 10, 2013
    Even the best companies are finding it hard to generate solid revenue growth these days.The slow-growth economy means that ...
  13. Bull of the Day: Activision Blizzard (ATVI) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Activision Blizzard (ATVI) - Bull of the Day

    September 10, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Activision Blizzard (ATVI) - Bull of the Day
  14. MedTech Industry Stock Update - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook

    MedTech Industry Stock Update - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook

    September 10, 2013
    MedTech Industry Stock Update - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook
  15. A Little-Known Indicator Says We're Headed For A Pullback

    A Little-Known Indicator Says We're Headed For A Pullback

    September 9, 2013
    Last week's gains in the stock market highlight the increasing bullishness of traders. But one little-known indicator ...
  16. Don't Become A Casualty Of This Hedge Fund War

    Don't Become A Casualty Of This Hedge Fund War

    September 9, 2013
    Revenge can be so sweet, especially when it takes nearly a decade.It all started 10 years ago when Bill Ackman's first ...
  17. This Is Much More Important To Your Wealth Than Any Stock Pick

    This Is Much More Important To Your Wealth Than Any Stock Pick

    September 9, 2013
    Today's essay is a little different than you're used to.I'm not going to talk about any specific investment. ...
  18. Think You’re An ETF Expert?

    Think You’re An ETF Expert?

    September 9, 2013
    It is an undeniable fact that the ETF industry has certainly come a long way since the first ever ETF hit the streets in ...
  19. Bear of The Day: Elizabeth Arden (RDEN) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of The Day: Elizabeth Arden (RDEN) - Bear of the Day

    September 8, 2013
    Bear of The Day: Elizabeth Arden (RDEN) - Bear of the Day
  20. Global X To Add Emerging & Frontier ETF To Its Lineup

    Global X To Add Emerging & Frontier ETF To Its Lineup

    September 6, 2013
    Though U.S. equities finally pushed higher this week, Wall Street concerns continued to rise as the seemingly imminent U.S.-led ...
  21. Bull of the Day: Gilead Sciences (GILD) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Gilead Sciences (GILD) - Bull of the Day

    September 6, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Gilead Sciences (GILD) - Bull of the Day
  22. Will Google Glass Be Dethroned Ahead Of Its Release? (GOOG)

    Will Google Glass Be Dethroned Ahead Of Its Release? (GOOG)

    September 5, 2013
    Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) gained some attention this week after reports claimed that the company will launch a separate app store ...
  23. Navistar's Turnaround Is Ugly And Bumpy, But Making Progress

    Navistar's Turnaround Is Ugly And Bumpy, But Making Progress

    September 5, 2013
    Navistar's turnaround doesn't look pretty, but the company has made important positive steps.
  24. Much Ado About Cannabis Stocks

    Much Ado About Cannabis Stocks

    September 5, 2013
    The marijuana movement has been prominently progressing, and started from the bottom in the U.S. with overhauling disapproval ...
  25. Bull of the Day: Dixie Group (DXYN) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Dixie Group (DXYN) - Bull of the Day

    September 5, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Dixie Group (DXYN) - Bull of the Day
  26. Mining-Ferrous & Non Ferrous Stock Outlook - Sept 2013 - Industry ...

    Mining-Ferrous & Non Ferrous Stock Outlook - Sept 2013 - Industry ...

    September 5, 2013
    Mining-Ferrous & Non Ferrous Stock Outlook - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook
  27. Drone Technology In Everyday Applications: Not Just For The Military ...

    Drone Technology In Everyday Applications: Not Just For The Military ...

    September 4, 2013
    Drones are no longer a technology of the future. They are being manufactured and used in a variety of applications, but ...
  28. Ciena On A Roll With Carrier Spending Picking Up

    Ciena On A Roll With Carrier Spending Picking Up

    September 4, 2013
    100G deployments are starting to drive the equipment market, putting Ciena back on a growth trajectory.
  29. Gerdau Seeing Brazil Get Better, But U.S. Ops Are Struggling

    Gerdau Seeing Brazil Get Better, But U.S. Ops Are Struggling

    September 4, 2013
    Gerdau has bright long-term prospects but today's valuation isn't much of a bargain.
  30. Arch Capital Is Excellent, But No Bargain

    Arch Capital Is Excellent, But No Bargain

    September 4, 2013
    Strong reserves and excellent underwriting have Arch Capital basically at fair value.
  31. Will The Dividend And Buyback Frenzy Continue?

    Will The Dividend And Buyback Frenzy Continue?

    September 4, 2013
    Fix your mind on a pair of percentages: 73% and 27%. These two figures hold the key to why the long-term appeal of stocks ...
  32. 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Trading Leveraged ETFs

    7 Mistakes to Avoid When Trading Leveraged ETFs

    September 4, 2013
    Exchange-traded funds have found their way into countless portfolios, as investors of all types have embraced their cost-efficient, ...
  33. Coca-Cola FEMSA Adds More Volume In Brazil

    Coca-Cola FEMSA Adds More Volume In Brazil

    September 4, 2013
    Coca-Cola FEMSA continues to build its lucrative Latin American bottling footprint.
  34. Nokia Sells Its Handset Business To Microsoft And Remakes Its ...

    Nokia Sells Its Handset Business To Microsoft And Remakes Its ...

    September 4, 2013
    Nokia metamorphisizes again with the sale of its handset business to Microsoft.
  35. An Interesting Year For Tech ETFs

    An Interesting Year For Tech ETFs

    September 4, 2013
    On the surface, it would appear to be a disappointing year for technology sector ETFs. The Technology Select Sector SPDR ...
  36. Bear of the Day: Autodesk (ADSK) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Autodesk (ADSK) - Bear of the Day

    September 4, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Autodesk (ADSK) - Bear of the Day
  37. Is This Bull Market Really Almost Over?

    Is This Bull Market Really Almost Over?

    September 3, 2013
    A short-term head-and-shoulders pattern is starting to look like it could have long-term and ominous significance for the ...
  38. Tata Motors: A Tale Of Two Businesses

    Tata Motors: A Tale Of Two Businesses

    September 3, 2013
    Jaguar is doing exceptionally well, but Tata Motors struggles to replicate that success at home.
  39. A Great Model And Growing Markets Powering Copa Holdings

    A Great Model And Growing Markets Powering Copa Holdings

    September 3, 2013
    Copa's Panama-based hub-and-spoke system continues to drive uncommon profitability.
  40. Move Over, Baby Boomers -- This Group Of Consumers Wants The ...

    Move Over, Baby Boomers -- This Group Of Consumers Wants The ...

    September 3, 2013
    In the 1980s and '90s, an investor theme emerged that likely played a role in a 20-year upward move for the stock market. ...
  41. Walter Energy, SouFun and Other Top Performers in August

    Walter Energy, SouFun and Other Top Performers in August

    September 3, 2013
    Three basic materials companies -- Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (NYSE: WLT) -- were among the top-performing dividend-paying ...
  42. Bond ETFs Set For Hefty Outflows

    Bond ETFs Set For Hefty Outflows

    September 3, 2013
    As we enter September, the fear of the Fed taper continues to nag markets, resurfacing every few days to keep benchmarks ...
  43. Has Santander Made It Through The Worst?

    Has Santander Made It Through The Worst?

    September 3, 2013
    Santander has yet to find the bottom with its bad credits.
  44. For BBVA, Does More Spain Mean More Pain?

    For BBVA, Does More Spain Mean More Pain?

    September 3, 2013
    BBVA still faces serious risks in Spain, but management's approach appears undervalued
  45. ETFdb Weekly Watchlist: EWC Awaits Canadian Trade & Employment ...

    ETFdb Weekly Watchlist: EWC Awaits Canadian Trade & Employment ...

    September 3, 2013
    Wall Street was in for several down sessions last week, as investors turned their attention to escalating tensions in the ...
  46. Is Your Stock About To Drop? 4 Clues Buried In The Balance Sheet

    Is Your Stock About To Drop? 4 Clues Buried In The Balance Sheet

    September 2, 2013
    If you regularly shop at department store chain Kohl's (NYSE: KSS), you may have spotted an unusual merchandising misstep ...
  47. OmniVision Technologies – The Beat(ing) Goes On

    OmniVision Technologies – The Beat(ing) Goes On

    August 30, 2013
    Weaker handset demand and disappointing margins send the shares down sharply again.
  48. Apache Makes Another Move To Reduce Business Risk

    Apache Makes Another Move To Reduce Business Risk

    August 30, 2013
    Apache gets a reasonable price for a troublesome asset.
  49. Vodafone, Verizon (And AT&T?) Go Once More Unto The Breach

    Vodafone, Verizon (And AT&T?) Go Once More Unto The Breach

    August 30, 2013
    Verizon and Vodafone are once again talking about a deal for Verizon Wireless
  50. Salesforce.com Shows Some Reacceleration

    Salesforce.com Shows Some Reacceleration

    August 30, 2013
    Improved billings growth will cheer the owners of this expensive SaaS leader.
  51. The Cake Remains Unbaked - Ahead of Wall Street

    The Cake Remains Unbaked - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 30, 2013
    Things are about to change as the calendar advances toward September.
  52. ProShares And State Street Plan To Expand Emerging Market Lineups

    ProShares And State Street Plan To Expand Emerging Market Lineups

    August 30, 2013
    This week on Wall Street, investors turned their attention to escalating tensions in the Middle East. Following reports of ...
  53. Can LEDs Brighten Investor Portfolios?

    Can LEDs Brighten Investor Portfolios?

    August 29, 2013
    LED lighting may be disruptive, but that doesn't mean that the stocks haven't already been moved in anticipation.
  54. Pall Always Gets The Benefit Of The Doubt

    Pall Always Gets The Benefit Of The Doubt

    August 29, 2013
    Pall's performance was just okay, but the Street likely won't mind.
  55. The Fresh Market Can't Put Margin Worries To Bed

    The Fresh Market Can't Put Margin Worries To Bed

    August 29, 2013
    Persistent worries about margins and an accelerated store opening plan run counter to Wall Street's wishes
  56. Campbell Soup Doesn't Seem To Be Prioritizing The Right Things

    Campbell Soup Doesn't Seem To Be Prioritizing The Right Things

    August 29, 2013
    Campbell Soup continues to make iffy strategic moves and the stock is no bargain
  57. Guess May Be Getting Its House In Order

    Guess May Be Getting Its House In Order

    August 29, 2013
    Often-volatile Guess is back on the way up with an encouraging second quarter report.
  58. 3 Market Valuation Indicators ETF Investors Must Know

    3 Market Valuation Indicators ETF Investors Must Know

    August 29, 2013
    They say that nobody rings a bell at the market top or bottom. What separates seasoned veterans from “excited” ...
  59. Thursday’s ETF Chart To Watch: EWG Heading For Support After ...

    Thursday’s ETF Chart To Watch: EWG Heading For Support After ...

    August 29, 2013
    Stock markets kicked off yesterday on a bearish note as spiking oil prices led to concerns over the health of the domestic ...
  60. Bull of the Day: Caesarstone (CSTE) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Caesarstone (CSTE) - Bull of the Day

    August 28, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Caesarstone (CSTE) - Bull of the Day
  61. Vertex Building A Fortress In Cystic Fibrosis

    Vertex Building A Fortress In Cystic Fibrosis

    August 28, 2013
    Vertex is in the early days of what could be a $10B franchise in cystic fibrosis treatment.
  62. Winter Still Coming For Joy Global

    Winter Still Coming For Joy Global

    August 28, 2013
    Joy Global seems undervalued on a long-term basis, but the near term is still looking pretty scary
  63. Workday Surfing The SaaS Wave

    Workday Surfing The SaaS Wave

    August 28, 2013
    Workday beats the Street's growth targets, but valuation is still crazy
  64. Another Beat And Raise Highlights Avago's Quality

    Another Beat And Raise Highlights Avago's Quality

    August 28, 2013
    Avago's market share strength shouldn't be underestimated
  65. Short Sellers Increase Stakes in Toll Bros., M/I Homes (MHO, ...

    Short Sellers Increase Stakes in Toll Bros., M/I Homes (MHO, ...

    August 28, 2013
    The short interest moves in residential construction stocks were mixed again during the early weeks of August, as concerns ...
  66. 5 Reasons This Bull Market Won't End This Year

    5 Reasons This Bull Market Won't End This Year

    August 28, 2013
    "This time, it will be different." This phrase is perhaps the most overused and dangerous phrase in the world of ...
  67. No Staying Power for Safety Trade - Ahead of Wall Street

    No Staying Power for Safety Trade - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 28, 2013
    The stock market weakness goes beyond Syria, but the gold, oil and bond trade has no staying power.
  68. First Trust International Multi-Asset Income ETF (YDIV) Hits ...

    First Trust International Multi-Asset Income ETF (YDIV) Hits ...

    August 28, 2013
    Stocks are off to a shaky start this week as uncertainty over the looming Fed taper continues to take its toll on investors’ ...
  69. Railroad Industry Stock Outlook - Aug/Sep 2013 - Industry Outlook

    Railroad Industry Stock Outlook - Aug/Sep 2013 - Industry Outlook

    August 28, 2013
    Railroad Industry Stock Outlook - Aug/Sep 2013 - Industry Outlook
  70. The Most Dangerous Small-Cap Stock On The Market

    The Most Dangerous Small-Cap Stock On The Market

    August 27, 2013
    The market is flashing big warning signals right now.The biggest concern is the Federal Reserve tapering its quantitative ...
  71. Has The Street Finally Overshot Brown Shoe?

    Has The Street Finally Overshot Brown Shoe?

    August 27, 2013
    Brown Shoe had a decent quarter, but Wall Street wants more
  72. Tiffany Continues To Execute At A Higher Level

    Tiffany Continues To Execute At A Higher Level

    August 27, 2013
    Tiffany delivers stronger margins while comps still see some pressure.
  73. Akorn Scores A Rare Win-Win Acquisition

    Akorn Scores A Rare Win-Win Acquisition

    August 27, 2013
    Akorn builds value by buying Hi-Tech
  74. The Market Already Convinced Colfax Will Meet Or Beat Its Goals

    The Market Already Convinced Colfax Will Meet Or Beat Its Goals

    August 27, 2013
    Colfax is delivering on the margin improvements management promised
  75. The Commercial Mortgage Story Gets Better For Investors

    The Commercial Mortgage Story Gets Better For Investors

    August 27, 2013
    Things are looking up for loans tied to commercial real estate mortgages. Delinquencies continue to drop, while refinancing ...
  76. More Uncertainty in a Seasonally Weak Period - Ahead of Wall ...

    More Uncertainty in a Seasonally Weak Period - Ahead of Wall ...

    August 27, 2013
    Syria adds to Taper, debt ceiling and other issues in this seasonally low volume period for the market.
  77. ETFs That Lost 50% In a Single Year

    ETFs That Lost 50% In a Single Year

    August 27, 2013
    Since ETFs were introduced in 1993, the investing world has endured numerous recessions and a number of groundbreaking events ...
  78. Yet Another Failure Has Rigel Pharmaceuticals Almost Back To ...

    Yet Another Failure Has Rigel Pharmaceuticals Almost Back To ...

    August 26, 2013
    Rigel sees yet another clinical failure from its pipeline.
  79. Watch For This Signal Of A Significant Reversal

    Watch For This Signal Of A Significant Reversal

    August 26, 2013
    Classic chart analysis pinpointed last week's market reversal. This week, the chart says we should see a trend develop.SPDR ...
  80. AstraZeneca Goes Back To The M&A Well Yet Again

    AstraZeneca Goes Back To The M&A Well Yet Again

    August 26, 2013
    AstraZeneca's acquisition of Amplimmune could pay big dividends in a decade.
  81. Is Improving IT Demand Enough To Maintain Teradata's Rebound?

    Is Improving IT Demand Enough To Maintain Teradata's Rebound?

    August 26, 2013
    Teradata may be Big Data, but that hasn't proven to give it any edge in terms of growth
  82. Amgen Sweetens The Bid And Secures Onyx

    Amgen Sweetens The Bid And Secures Onyx

    August 26, 2013
    Amgen finalizes a value-additive deal for Onyx
  83. 5 Small Cap ETFs Up More Than 20% YTD

    5 Small Cap ETFs Up More Than 20% YTD

    August 26, 2013
    Though equity markets have seemingly taken a breather in recent months, the overall investment landscape so far in 2013 has ...
  84. Benzinga Market Primer: Monday, August 26: Emerging Markets Struggling ...

    Benzinga Market Primer: Monday, August 26: Emerging Markets Struggling ...

    August 26, 2013
    As the Fed taper approaches, emerging markets are finding it difficult to find solid ground. The fresh turmoil prompted ...
  85. Bear of the Day: Martin Marietta (MLM) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Martin Marietta (MLM) - Bear of the Day

    August 26, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Martin Marietta (MLM) - Bear of the Day
  86. Yahoo! Reclaims Traffic Leadership, But Can It Turn It Into Cash?

    Yahoo! Reclaims Traffic Leadership, But Can It Turn It Into Cash?

    August 23, 2013
    What does Yahoo!'s sudden rise to the top of internet traffic mean for its business?
  87. Aruba Networks Digs In For The Long War

    Aruba Networks Digs In For The Long War

    August 23, 2013
    Aruba is going to have to surrender margin to boost growth in the face of competition from Cisco.
  88. Pandora Progressing, But Still Tinkering

    Pandora Progressing, But Still Tinkering

    August 23, 2013
    Pandora continues to evolve as the model matures.
  89. Marvell – Unicorn Of The Chip Space?

    Marvell – Unicorn Of The Chip Space?

    August 23, 2013
    Marvell's gaining share and showing good growth in multiple challenging sectors
  90. Warning: Avoid This High-Yielding Dividend Trap At All Costs

    Warning: Avoid This High-Yielding Dividend Trap At All Costs

    August 23, 2013
    Everyone is always looking for a quick and easy way to wealth. This desire is what drives the multi-billion-dollar worldwide ...
  91. Autodesk A Little Undervalued, But Uncertainty Is Rising

    Autodesk A Little Undervalued, But Uncertainty Is Rising

    August 23, 2013
    Autodesk's base business is still weak, but greater emphasis on SaaS pleases investors
  92. Pet Smart's Second Quarter Growls With Delight

    Pet Smart's Second Quarter Growls With Delight

    August 23, 2013
    The specialty retailer announced solid second quarter results August 21. Petsmart's future seems exceptionally bright. Its ...
  93. Microsoft Critics Get Their Way, As Ballmer Announces Impending ...

    Microsoft Critics Get Their Way, As Ballmer Announces Impending ...

    August 23, 2013
    Ballmer's impending retirement as CEO sets off a long-awaited celebration in Microsoft shares
  94. Can E.On Maintain Its Fat Dividend Through A Difficult Restructuring? ...

    Can E.On Maintain Its Fat Dividend Through A Difficult Restructuring? ...

    August 23, 2013
    Economics and politics are forcing a difficult transformation at E.On.
  95. This Legendary Retailer Might Be The Worst Investment You Can ...

    This Legendary Retailer Might Be The Worst Investment You Can ...

    August 23, 2013
    The business of retailing is quite simple. You have a large base of fixed costs tied up in real estate, inventory and personnel, ...
  96. How F-Sqared Investments Is Utilizing ETFs

    How F-Sqared Investments Is Utilizing ETFs

    August 23, 2013
    Institutional and self-directed investors alike have embraced ETFs for their ease-of-use, cost-efficiency, and unparalleled ...
  97. Bear of the Day: 3D Systems (DDD) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: 3D Systems (DDD) - Bear of the Day

    August 23, 2013
    Bear of the Day: 3D Systems (DDD) - Bear of the Day
  98. Easy To Like Everything About Kubota Except The Price

    Easy To Like Everything About Kubota Except The Price

    August 22, 2013
    Kubota's growth prospects are alluring, but the valuation is unsettling.
  99. Toll Brothers Delivers Mixed Q3-Buy Or Sell On The News?

    Toll Brothers Delivers Mixed Q3-Buy Or Sell On The News?

    August 22, 2013
    Luxury homebuilder Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL) delivered its Q3 earnings August 21. It was a mixed bag with both positives and ...
  100. Waiting For Hormel To Get Cheaper Isn't Getting Any Easier

    August 22, 2013
    Even with margin underperformance, the Street is staying in Hormel's corner
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