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  1. If Mining Rally is Legitimate, Don't Forget These ETFs

    If Mining Rally is Legitimate, Don't Forget These ETFs

    July 24, 2013
    Traders appear to be taking some profits in gold miners and the corresponding ETFs Wednesday and that is not surprising. ...
  2. Want A Simple, 3-ETF Portfolio? Here Are 25 Of Them

    Want A Simple, 3-ETF Portfolio? Here Are 25 Of Them

    July 24, 2013
    Exchange-traded products have found their way into countless portfolios as investors of all walks have embraced these financial ...
  3. 3-Year Review: Best & Worst ETFs In Each Asset Class

    3-Year Review: Best & Worst ETFs In Each Asset Class

    July 24, 2013
    Over the last three years, Wall Street has witnessed a tremendous shift in the investment environment. Investors are slowly ...
  4. Bear of the Day: Deere (DE) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Deere (DE) - Bear of the Day

    July 24, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Deere (DE) - Bear of the Day
  5. Detroit Makes History. Now What?

    Detroit Makes History. Now What?

    July 23, 2013
    Detroit has assumed its place in US history as the largest-ever municipal bankruptcy. Despite its massive size and the infamy ...
  6. United Technologies Still Has Plenty Of Runway

    United Technologies Still Has Plenty Of Runway

    July 23, 2013
    Defense drags down UTX, but its Otis and CCS that look like the bigger concerns for the long term.
  7. Bill Gross Is Still Bullish On Treasuries

    Bill Gross Is Still Bullish On Treasuries

    July 23, 2013
    Given his impressive track record, when PIMCO’s Bill Gross speaks, investors should listen. The Bond King knows what he is ...
  8. Texas Instruments Just Out Of The Starting Blocks

    Texas Instruments Just Out Of The Starting Blocks

    July 23, 2013
    The recovery is only starting, but TI seems to have significant margin leverage on the way.
  9. Illinois Tool Works Comes Up Short On Growth

    Illinois Tool Works Comes Up Short On Growth

    July 23, 2013
    Underwhelming growth overshadows ongoing progress with margins.
  10. RetailMeNot Jumps 34% In IPO Debut--Should You Buy?

    RetailMeNot Jumps 34% In IPO Debut--Should You Buy?

    July 23, 2013
    RetailMeNot (Nasdaq:SALE) went public July 18 at $21 per share. In its first day of trading its stock gained 32%. Is the ...
  11. Watch Out For Monthly Dividend ETFs

    Watch Out For Monthly Dividend ETFs

    July 23, 2013
    Dividend investing has been a major theme in the ETF world for several years as investors have escaped near zero interest ...
  12. 5 ETFs Getting Crushed By The Surging U.S. Dollar

    5 ETFs Getting Crushed By The Surging U.S. Dollar

    July 23, 2013
    As the U.S. market continues to recover, Ben Bernanke has announced his loose plan to ween the economy off the Federal money ...
  13. Whirlpool Jumps On Earnings Beat: Should You Own Its Stock?

    Whirlpool Jumps On Earnings Beat: Should You Own Its Stock?

    July 22, 2013
    Whirlpool's Q2 adjusted earnings were better than expected sending its stock up more than 7% in heavy trading July 19. If ...
  14. Expectations, Not Operations, Weighing On Halliburton

    Expectations, Not Operations, Weighing On Halliburton

    July 22, 2013
    Halliburton is keeping pace with its siblings, and still looks like a good play on an energy services recovery
  15. McDonald's Has Eased Off, But Hardly Cheap

    McDonald's Has Eased Off, But Hardly Cheap

    July 22, 2013
    A rotation away from consumer stocks is pressuring McDonald's, as is short-term weakness in sales growth.
  16. The AMD Story Sounds Very Familiar

    The AMD Story Sounds Very Familiar

    July 22, 2013
    AMD has the bulls excited again, but it's hard to see why this time is any different.
  17. Schlumberger Leads The Way, Like It Usually Does

    Schlumberger Leads The Way, Like It Usually Does

    July 22, 2013
    Once again, Schlumberger leads the way among the major energy service companies.
  18. Ingersoll-Rand Outperforming As Management Hits Its Marks

    Ingersoll-Rand Outperforming As Management Hits Its Marks

    July 22, 2013
    Ingersoll-Rand's restructuring seems to be working, but the stock has already moved in expectation of strong results.
  19. Move On Gold's 'Buy' Signal If This Happens

    Move On Gold's 'Buy' Signal If This Happens

    July 22, 2013
    Traders have been buying everything this month, and that could continue to push prices higher in stocks while fueling a turnaround ...
  20. Baker Hughes Still Playing Third Fiddle

    Baker Hughes Still Playing Third Fiddle

    July 22, 2013
    Baker Hughes didn't execute particularly well, and expectations for a quick improvement may be optimistic.
  21. Honeywell Rewarding Wall Street's Enthusiasm

    Honeywell Rewarding Wall Street's Enthusiasm

    July 22, 2013
    Honeywell outperformed on margins, keeping Wall Street stoked on its potential.
  22. Investing In The International “Dividend Dogs” (IDOG)

    Investing In The International “Dividend Dogs” (IDOG)

    July 22, 2013
    Since the beginning of the Fed’s QE policies, many investors have found it challenging to secure meaningful yields ...
  23. Bull of the Day: Boeing (BA) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Boeing (BA) - Bull of the Day

    July 22, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Boeing (BA) - Bull of the Day
  24. Illuminate Your Portfolio With LEDs

    Illuminate Your Portfolio With LEDs

    July 19, 2013
    While new sources of supplies are helping curb the energy crisis, the truth is that we are still using more and more. That’s ...
  25. Stryker Seems Back On Track

    Stryker Seems Back On Track

    July 19, 2013
    Stryker's revenue growth looks fine, but there are still pressures in the end markets.
  26. Morgan Stanley's Buying Its Stock--Should You?

    Morgan Stanley's Buying Its Stock--Should You?

    July 19, 2013
    Morgan Stanley delivered second-quarter earnings July 18 that beat analyst estimates. As part of its announcement it indicated ...
  27. Another Bad Quarter Highlights Microsoft's Growth-Vs-Value Problem

    Another Bad Quarter Highlights Microsoft's Growth-Vs-Value Problem

    July 19, 2013
    Microsoft isn't giving investors any reason to believe in management's vision or ability.
  28. Google Building For A Bigger Future

    Google Building For A Bigger Future

    July 19, 2013
    Investors don't like the margin impact, but Google continues to develop new long-term growth opportunities.
  29. Ask The Expert: Does Contrarian Investing Really Work?

    Ask The Expert: Does Contrarian Investing Really Work?

    July 19, 2013
    If you'd like us to answer one of your investing questions in our weekly Ask The Expert Q&A column, email us at editors@investinganswers.com. ...
  30. Camping for Free or Really, Really Cheap

    Camping for Free or Really, Really Cheap

    July 19, 2013
    Saving money matters but so does having a good time on vacation. Vacations, in general, tend to be expensive, although there ...
  31. Bull of the Day:  Kinder Morgan Management (KMR) - Bull of the ...

    Bull of the Day: Kinder Morgan Management (KMR) - Bull of the ...

    July 19, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Kinder Morgan Management (KMR) - Bull of the Day
  32. Bear of the Day: Mead Johnson (MJN) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Mead Johnson (MJN) - Bear of the Day

    July 19, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Mead Johnson (MJN) - Bear of the Day
  33. Daily ETF Roundup: KBE Pops On Morgan Stanley, XLE Jumps As Oil ...

    Daily ETF Roundup: KBE Pops On Morgan Stanley, XLE Jumps As Oil ...

    July 18, 2013
    U.S. equities traded higher today, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 logging in fresh highs, following ...
  34. Goldman Lowers Tesla Price Target To $84--Time To Sell?

    Goldman Lowers Tesla Price Target To $84--Time To Sell?

    July 18, 2013
    Goldman Sachs released a 53-page report about the car biz June 16. It lowered its price target for Tesla to $84, sending ...
  35. Is This The Turn For Check Point?

    Is This The Turn For Check Point?

    July 18, 2013
    Check Point may have bottomed out with its product revenue growth, and the shares still seem cheap on a cash flow basis.
  36. BB&T In Good Shape With Credit, But Growth Is Iffy

    BB&T In Good Shape With Credit, But Growth Is Iffy

    July 18, 2013
    Higher expenses mitigate the benefits of significantly better credit.
  37. eBay Seems Undervalued, But Wall Street Will Need Convincing

    eBay Seems Undervalued, But Wall Street Will Need Convincing

    July 18, 2013
    eBay is delivering good growth and building for the future, but near-term guidance is weighing on the stock.
  38. Where Do The Bears Go Next With St. Jude Medical?

    Where Do The Bears Go Next With St. Jude Medical?

    July 18, 2013
    St. Jude continues to defy bearish expectations of major share loss, but the shares aren't exactly cheap today.
  39. Egypt ETF (EGPT) In Focus: The Economic Consequences Of Revolution

    Egypt ETF (EGPT) In Focus: The Economic Consequences Of Revolution

    July 18, 2013
    Two years after removing Hosni Mubarak the Egyptian people have once again called for the removal of their President, Mohammed ...
  40. iShares Launches MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF (QUAL)

    iShares Launches MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF (QUAL)

    July 18, 2013
    This year has shaped out to be quite kind for equity investors as bullish price action remains the dominant theme on Wall ...
  41. Abbott Labs Making Progress On Margins, Now It Needs More Growth

    Abbott Labs Making Progress On Margins, Now It Needs More Growth

    July 17, 2013
    Abbott's results were just so-so, as both margins and growth need more momentum.
  42. Bank Of America Brings The Growth

    Bank Of America Brings The Growth

    July 17, 2013
    Effective expensive reduction and lower credit costs continue to drive the story at Bank of America.
  43. CalPERS Desperately Needs to Embrace ETFs

    CalPERS Desperately Needs to Embrace ETFs

    July 17, 2013
    The investment community seems to be aflutter over the fact that the California Public Employees' Retirement System ...
  44. Yahoo! Still Needs To Generate Better Intrinsic Value

    Yahoo! Still Needs To Generate Better Intrinsic Value

    July 17, 2013
    Yahoo! still has a lot of work to do in turning around its core operations.
  45. Bally Shuffles Its Deck

    Bally Shuffles Its Deck

    July 17, 2013
    Bally Technologies announced July 16 that it was buying its competitor--SHFL Entertainment--for $1.3 billion. On paper, the ...
  46. Drugs Driving JNJ, With Slow Progress In Devices And Consumer

    Drugs Driving JNJ, With Slow Progress In Devices And Consumer

    July 17, 2013
    JNJ is getting great performance out of its drug business, but the remainder still lags.
  47. Even When Coca-Cola Stumbles, It Does Okay

    Even When Coca-Cola Stumbles, It Does Okay

    July 16, 2013
    Coca-Cola's volume shortfall isn't that big of a deal long term, but more clarity on the bottling ops would be nice.
  48. Absent Higher Rates, Comerica Has Probably Gone Far Enough

    Absent Higher Rates, Comerica Has Probably Gone Far Enough

    July 16, 2013
    Comerica's sluggish growth isn't unusual, but the value argument seems harder to make today.
  49. Get Ready For Brazil’s Consumer Explosion

    Get Ready For Brazil’s Consumer Explosion

    July 16, 2013
    With Brazilian stocks currently down in the dumps, long term investors currently have the opportunity to load up on one of ...
  50. The Curious Case of Silver ETFs

    The Curious Case of Silver ETFs

    July 16, 2013
    When it comes to commodity investing, there is little doubt that silver is among the most popular options out there. With ...
  51. 3 Seasonally Hot ETF Sector Trades

    3 Seasonally Hot ETF Sector Trades

    July 16, 2013
    Summer weather is here and you’re either smiling about it or sweating it out. Corporate earnings have taken over the ...
  52. Why It’s Time to Pay Attention to Europe Again

    Why It’s Time to Pay Attention to Europe Again

    July 15, 2013
    It has been almost a year since European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi brought temporary respite to Europe’s ...
  53. Abbott Adds Two Promising Products

    Abbott Adds Two Promising Products

    July 15, 2013
    Abbott makes two solid growth acquisitions that should address large markets.
  54. Time for This Top Ranked Energy ETF? - ETF News And Commentary

    Time for This Top Ranked Energy ETF? - ETF News And Commentary

    July 15, 2013
    Should investors consider this top ranked energy ETF for better exposure?
  55. Intermodal Growth Continues To Push J.B. Hunt Higher

    Intermodal Growth Continues To Push J.B. Hunt Higher

    July 15, 2013
    J.B. Hunt continues to build its scale and moat in the growing intermodal business, but valuation still looks steep
  56. NOV Upgraded to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    NOV Upgraded to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    On Jul 11, we upgraded oilfield services behemoth National Oilwell Varco Inc. to Neutral from Underperform.
  57. Yara Built To Last, But Looking At A Downturn In The Cycle

    Yara Built To Last, But Looking At A Downturn In The Cycle

    July 15, 2013
    Yara is an excellent company, but facing a potentially significant decline in prices and margins.
  58. Citigroup Continues The Theme Of Decent Big Bank Earnings

    Citigroup Continues The Theme Of Decent Big Bank Earnings

    July 15, 2013
    Citi continues to fix its legacy problems, but core growth remains weak.
  59. Darden: A Step Ahead in Latin America - Analyst Blog

    Darden: A Step Ahead in Latin America - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    Darden Restaurants recently announced deals with two renowned Latin American restaurant operators to spread its presence ...
  60. Rollercoaster Revenues - Zacks Industry Rank Analysis

    Rollercoaster Revenues - Zacks Industry Rank Analysis

    July 15, 2013
    Rollercoaster Revenues - Zacks Industry Rank Analysis
  61. Terreno Realty Prices Common Shares - Analyst Blog

    Terreno Realty Prices Common Shares - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    Terreno Realty Corp. declared an underwritten public offering of 5,000,000 common shares priced at $18.25 per share.
  62. WebMD Surges On Earnings Surge--Buy Or Sell?

    WebMD Surges On Earnings Surge--Buy Or Sell?

    July 15, 2013
    Health information provider WebMD announced preliminary second quarter earnings that included a surprise profit instead of ...
  63. AFOP Continues Bull Run - Analyst Blog

    AFOP Continues Bull Run - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    Shares of fiber optic components supplier Alliance Fiber Optic have continuously been on an upswing since it announced its ...
  64. What's in Store for Yahoo!'s 2Q Earnings? - Analyst Blog

    What's in Store for Yahoo!'s 2Q Earnings? - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    Yahoo! Inc. is set to report second quarter 2013 results on Jul 16.
  65. Dividend ETFs: 3 Things To Consider

    Dividend ETFs: 3 Things To Consider

    July 15, 2013
    Almost every corner of the global financial landscape is now tradable via the over 1,400 ETFs available in the U.S. Dividends ...
  66. Bear of the Day: Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM) - Bear of the Day

    July 15, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM) - Bear of the Day
  67. SKM's LTE- A A Gets a Boosts - Analyst Blog

    SKM's LTE- A A Gets a Boosts - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    SK Telecom Co. Ltd. has already enrolled more than 150,000 subscribers for its newly launched LTE - Advanced network plan.
  68. Sprint Offers Guaranteed Plan  - Analyst Blog

    Sprint Offers Guaranteed Plan - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    Sprint Nextel recently announced the launch of guaranteed unlimited plans for voice, text and data services.
  69. Back-to-Back Contracts for EMCOR  - Analyst Blog

    Back-to-Back Contracts for EMCOR - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    EMCOR subsidiary, S.A. Comunale, was recently awarded a contract for installation of fire protection and mechanical systems ...
  70. So Long, Spreadtrum

    So Long, Spreadtrum

    July 12, 2013
    The identity of Spreadtrum's buyer is a little different, but buying the share-leader in chips for low-end smartphones is ...
  71. Infosys Hints At What It Can Do

    Infosys Hints At What It Can Do

    July 12, 2013
    A surprisingly strong quarter from Infosys may be only a glimpse of things to come.
  72. Beat Stocks at Their Own Game - Weekend Wisdom

    Beat Stocks at Their Own Game - Weekend Wisdom

    July 12, 2013
    Learn a few "secret" methods that can help you better understand the market and generate big profits this earnings ...
  73. Seadrill, Cardon IV in $222M Deal - Analyst Blog

    Seadrill, Cardon IV in $222M Deal - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    Seadrill Limited has entered into a deal with Cardon IV Venezuela, a joint venture between Eni SpA and Repsol SA.
  74. Valmont Upped to Outperform - Analyst Blog

    Valmont Upped to Outperform - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    We have upgraded Valmont Industries to Outperform.
  75. Wells Fargo Managing The Slowdown Quite Well

    Wells Fargo Managing The Slowdown Quite Well

    July 12, 2013
    This is a slow-growth environment for big banks, but Wells Fargo is mangaging the slowdown well.
  76. NatGas Exports to Rise: 2 Stocks to Buy Now - Analyst Blog

    NatGas Exports to Rise: 2 Stocks to Buy Now - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    The U.S. Department of Energy has recently approved a large facility in Texas which will be utilized to export natural gas. ...
  77. JPMorgan Seeing Strong Credit, But Iffy Growth Momentum

    July 12, 2013
    JPMorgan continues to hit its marks on credit, though loan growth and NIM were both weak.
  78. Find A Home In The Frontier

    Find A Home In The Frontier

    July 12, 2013
    For investors with a long term- possibly decades- timelines, adding a dose of frontier markets make sense. These emerging ...
  79. Further Proof You're Buying The Wrong Dividend ETFs

    Further Proof You're Buying The Wrong Dividend ETFs

    July 12, 2013
    There are a few certainties when it comes to dividend ETFs. First, investors like these funds. A lot. Inflows data says ...
  80. Amazon Launches Jet City Comics - Analyst Blog

    Amazon Launches Jet City Comics - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    Amazon.com Inc.'s publishing division has launched Jet City Comics
  81. JPMorgan Continues Strong Earnings Run  - Analyst Blog

    JPMorgan Continues Strong Earnings Run - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    The results primarily benefited from improved net revenue and significantly lower provision for credit losses.
  82. Will The Recovery Underwhelm Linear Technology Investors?

    July 12, 2013
    Linear could be setting up for near-term underperformance.
  83. Bank Earnings in Focus - Ahead of Wall Street

    Bank Earnings in Focus - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 12, 2013
    The earnings reports from JPM and WFC provide a solid start to bank earnings, which was
  84. 3 Things You Need To Know About Preferred Stock ETFs

    3 Things You Need To Know About Preferred Stock ETFs

    July 12, 2013
    Preferred stocks are just one popular market segment accessible through ETFs. Almost every corner of the global financial ...
  85. iShares Expands Bond Listings; State Street Launches Russell ...

    iShares Expands Bond Listings; State Street Launches Russell ...

    July 12, 2013
    Stocks rallied this week after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke quelled fears of the Fed scaling back its massive bond-buying ...
  86. Is Now a Good Time to Buy Gold?

    Is Now a Good Time to Buy Gold?

    July 11, 2013
    Gold prices are down roughly 25% in 2013 and the precious metal has clearly lost some of its luster. But many investors are ...
  87. Hudson Pacific Leases to Uber  - Analyst Blog

    Hudson Pacific Leases to Uber - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    Hudson Pacific penned a new lease agreement with Uber Technologies, Inc. for an 88,134 square feet of space at its Class ...
  88. PPL Corp. Revamps Renewable Assets - Analyst Blog

    PPL Corp. Revamps Renewable Assets - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    PPL Corporation announces the allotment of a new 60-megawatt powerhouse to the residents of the region.
  89. GW Pharma's Sativex Launched in Italy - Analyst Blog

    GW Pharma's Sativex Launched in Italy - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    GW Pharma announced that Sativex has been launched in Italy.
  90. Western Digital Takes over Velobit  - Analyst Blog

    Western Digital Takes over Velobit - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    Western Digital Corporation continues with its merger and acquisition strategy with the addition of the privately held company,VeloBit,to ...
  91. GIS Discusses Growth Plans for 2014 - Analyst Blog

    GIS Discusses Growth Plans for 2014 - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    General Mills recently discussed its outlook and growth strategies for fiscal 2014 at the New York Stock Exchange.
  92. Sprint, SoftBank Finally Unite - Analyst Blog

    Sprint, SoftBank Finally Unite - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    Sprint Nextel and Japanese telecom company SoftBank have finally announced the successful completion of their merger.
  93. Noble Energy Looks Great, But Is The Valuation Too Filling?

    July 11, 2013
    Noble has an excellent production growth profile, but is the valuation already too full?
  94. Earnings Preview: Will JPMorgan Beat Again? - Analyst Blog

    Earnings Preview: Will JPMorgan Beat Again? - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    Cost containment is expected to be the primary driving factor this quarter.
  95. Don't Make The Same Devastating Investing Mistake As Apple

    Don't Make The Same Devastating Investing Mistake As Apple

    July 11, 2013
    Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) has a monster of a problem. The maker of iPhones and iPads has roughly $137 billion of cash on its balance ...
  96. Oceaneering Is A Great Business, But How Much Are You Willing ...

    July 11, 2013
    Oceaneering is a great way to play the growth in offshore energy, but the market already expects big things.
  97. Prestige Brands Gets Upgraded: Should You Be Buying?

    July 11, 2013
    At least two investment firms upgraded Prestige Brands' (NYSE:PBH) stock July 9 on news it had acquired a small Australian ...
  98. Komatsu Looks Like A Winner, But Valuation Is Tricky

    Komatsu Looks Like A Winner, But Valuation Is Tricky

    July 11, 2013
    Komatsu is still waiting for the recovery in construction, but valuation looks appealing for a technology/automation leader.
  99. Weyerhaeuser Down to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    Weyerhaeuser Down to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    We recently downgraded Weyerhaeuser Company from Outperform to a Neutral recommendation, anticipating that the company will ...
  100. Zynga Upgraded to Strong Buy - Analyst Blog

    Zynga Upgraded to Strong Buy - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    On Jul 10, 2013, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Zynga Inc to a Zacks Rank #1
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