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  1. Options for Beginners: An Interview with our Top Expert

    February 8, 2013
    In a recent article, I showed how billionaire investors like Warren Buffett use simple options strategies to generate millions ...
  2. Citi to Spin-off Hedge Fund Unit - Analyst Blog

    February 8, 2013
    In accordance with the Volcker Rule, Citigroup Inc. C) is in the final stages of spinning off an internal hedge fund unit, ...
  3. Republic Services Misses Estimates - Analyst Blog

    February 8, 2013
    Republic Services, Inc. (RSG), a leading waste management company, reported lackluster fourth quarter and full year 2012 ...
  4. The Difference between Warren Buffett and You

    February 8, 2013
    You don't have to be a billionaire guru to benefit from this strategy -- you just have to act like one. You say you wouldn't ...
  5. LPS' Adjusted EPS Beats Estimates - Analyst Blog

    February 8, 2013
    Lender Processing Services, Inc (LPS) reported fourth quarter 2012 net earnings of $2.8 million or 3 cents share versus a ...
  6. Disney Has A Stable Of Horses To Ride

    February 8, 2013
    Disney has plenty of opportunities to do better, and the stock price assumes it will.
  7. Chipotle Still Getting The Benefit Of The Doubt

    February 8, 2013
    Chipotle needs to reignite the growth to validate the price.
  8. Teradata Beats Estimates - Analyst Blog

    February 8, 2013
    Teradata Corp's (TDC) fourth-quarter non-GAAP earnings per share increased 19.7% from the year-ago quarter to 79 cents. Including ...
  9. Options 101: At the Money

    February 8, 2013
    Options contracts give the holder the right to buy or sell an underlying security at a predetermined strike price for a limited ...
  10. hhgregg Guarantees Lowest Prices - Analyst Blog

    February 7, 2013
    Appliance and electronics retailer hhgregg, Inc (HGG) has launched a Price Match Guarantee policy where the company guarantees ...
  11. Top 5 Zacks #1 Ranked International Bond Funds - Best of Funds

    February 7, 2013
    International bonds more than half of the fixed-income investment opportunities worldwide. This category includes bond issues ...
  12. UPS Expands in Health Care Markets - Analyst Blog

    February 7, 2013
    United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS), the leading package delivery company, has announced the expansion of its health care distribution ...
  13. Pipeline Setback for Idenix - Analyst Blog

    February 7, 2013
    Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (IDIX) recently announced that the company has decided to discontinue its clinical development ...
  14. Starbucks Expands in India - Analyst Blog

    February 7, 2013
    Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) recently announced the opening of yet another Starbucks store in the lucrative Indian market, ...
  15. Alternative Energy Stock Outlook - Feb 2013 - Industry Outlook

    February 7, 2013
    Historically, the growth outlook of alternative energy companies has been directly related to the state of the economy and ...
  16. MSI to Launch New Tablet PCs (revised) - Analyst Blog

    February 7, 2013
    To boost the working condition of the blue collar employees, police officials and other factory workers, Motorola Solutions ...
  17. Schwab Expands Commission-Free ETF Program - ETF News And Commentary

    February 7, 2013
    Over the past few years, brokerage firms have greatly expanded their lineups of commission-free ETFs. These programs allow ...
  18. Buying Puts to Protect Profits & Hedge Risk - Know Your Options

    February 7, 2013
    There are many different ways to protect profits and hedge risk in a winning stock. You can use a stop loss order, write ...
  19. Icahn Looks For More From Transocean

    February 7, 2013
    Fresh off a big win on Netflix, Carl Icahn is looking for a $4 dividend from Transocean as well as potential board representation. ...
  20. Yum! Brands Still Has Indigestion, But Investors Have An Opportunity

    February 7, 2013
    A sharp drop in guidance for 2013 will spook investors, but may create a bargain.
  21. Barring Disaster, Anadarko Looks Too Cheap

    February 7, 2013
    Andarko's valuable reserve base makes it a name worth considering, even with sizable litigation risk.
  22. RBS Settles LIBOR Scam with $612M - Analyst Blog

    February 7, 2013
    The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (RBS) has finally conceded to paying a penalty of £390 million ($612 million) to the ...
  23. Pricey Today, IDEX Deserves A Spot On Watchlists

    February 7, 2013
    IDEX runs an interesting conglomerate, but valuation already anticipates a recovery.
  24. The Best Way To Invest In Energy Right Now

    February 7, 2013
    The world was shocked when the Brazilian energy corporation Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) announced in 2007 the discovery of a massive ...
  25. Tesoro Returns to Profit in 4Q - Analyst Blog

    February 7, 2013
    Independent refiner Tesoro Corporation (TSO) swung back to profit in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared to a net loss a ...
  26. Top 5 Bond ETFs

    February 7, 2013
    These ETF options should offer broad appeal for a number of different angles.
  27. ETFs To Invest Like Warren Buffett

    February 7, 2013
    Warren Buffett hasn't shown much of an interest in ETFs. However, for retail investors, ETFs remove some of the risk of stock ...
  28. 17 ETF Friendly Professors

    February 7, 2013
    Since the dawn of financial innovation, legendary gurus have always held the spotlight, as these individuals helped shape ...
  29. Covered Calls: A Simple Way to Generate Income on the Stocks ...

    February 7, 2013
    Option trades, like any other market trade, involve a buyer and seller in order to complete the transaction. The buyer of ...
  30. Bear of the Day: Corinthian Colleges (COCO) - Bear of the Day

    February 7, 2013
    A shift in the for profit education landscape has impacted COCO.
  31. Bharti Airtel to Buy Alcatel Stake - Analyst Blog

    February 6, 2013
    According to The Economic Times, Indian telco Bharti Airtel is set to acquire complete ownership of its joint venture (JV) ...
  32. New iPad Cover from Logitech - Analyst Blog

    February 6, 2013
    Logitech International (LOGI) announced the launch of a slim, protective keyboard cover called Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard ...
  33. Top 5 Zacks #1 Ranked T. Rowe Price Mutual Funds - Best of Fund ...

    February 6, 2013
    Founded in 1937 by Thomas Rowe Price, Jr. T. Rowe Price is one of the oldest investment management firms in the U.S. With ...
  34. Top 5 Zacks #1 Ranked Small-Cap Mutual Funds - Best of Funds

    February 6, 2013
    Investors looking to mop up handsome gains over a short run often invest in small cap funds. Though riskier in character ...
  35. Can India ETFs Keep The Good Times Going in 2013?

    February 6, 2013
    Despite concerns about inflation, decrepit infrastructure and the potential loss of the country's already tenuous investment-grade ...
  36. Top Dividend ETFs for 2013 (VIG, SCHD) - Exchange Traded Fund ...

    February 6, 2013
    These ETFs focus on high-quality, low-risk companies that have solid growth potential.
  37. Pump Profits with This Gasoline ETF - ETF News And Commentary

    February 6, 2013
    As the economy is recovering gradually in 2013, economic activity has started to pick up across the country (read: Three ...
  38. Cummins Profits Fall on Lower Sales - Analyst Blog

    February 6, 2013
    Cummins Inc. (CMI) revealed a 21.9% fall in earnings per share to $2.00 in the fourth quarter of 2012 from $2.56 per share ...
  39. EQR's FFO Meets, Revenues Lag - Analyst Blog

    February 6, 2013
    Equity Residential's (EQR) core funds from operations (FFO) per share in the fourth quarter of 2012 reached 75 cents, in ...
  40. QCRH: Fourth Quarter EPS Up 40% and Above Our Estimate - Analyst ...

    February 6, 2013
    QCRH: Fourth Quarter EPS Up 40% and Above Our Estimate  By Ann Heffron, CFA QCR Holdings, Inc. (NasdaqGM:QCRH) posted fourth ...
  41. Research In Motion's Hail Mary, Android Gains The Tablet Crown ...

    February 6, 2013
    For tech investors, the previous week saw more of the same themes that were playing out all of last year.
  42. Exxon Mobil Looking Steady, But Not Spectacular

    February 6, 2013
    Exxon is doing OK, but is OK good enough?
  43. Chevron Deserves A Better Valuation

    February 6, 2013
    Chevron's growth and asset quality seem underappreciated by the Street.
  44. Oracle Adds Some Surprising Hardware Assets In Acme Packet

    February 6, 2013
    Oracle is looking to acquire session border controller specialist Acme Packet.
  45. How To Use A Breakout Trading Strategy For ETFs

    February 6, 2013
    Breakout strategies appeal to all traders and investors, from those trading one-minute charts to daily or weekly charts. ...
  46. How Diversified Is Your Global Ex-U.S. ETF?

    February 6, 2013
    Gaining exposure to the global equities market is in itself a daunting task, but with the evolution of the ETF industry, ...
  47. j2 Global Expands Digital Business - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    Unified messaging service provider j2 Global Inc. (JCOM) announced that its subsidiary Ziff Davis Inc. has acquired IGN Entertainment ...
  48. S&P Lowers NII Holdings Rating - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    Rating agency Standard and Poor's (S&P) has lowered Latin American wireless operator NII Holdings Inc.'s (NIHD) credit rating ...
  49. ETR Investigating SuperBowl Blackout - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    Entergy Corporation (ETR) along with SMG, the management company of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, is investigating the partial ...
  50. Suncor Energy: Will it Miss? - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    Canada's biggest energy firm and the largest oil sands outfit, Suncor Energy Inc. (SU) is scheduled to report its fourth-quarter ...
  51. Eni Algerian Project Yields Gas - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    Italian energy major Eni SpA E) and its partner, the Algerian state company Sonatrach, have commenced gas production from ...
  52. CIGNA Sheds Run-Off Biz - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    In an effort to reduce risk and strengthen financial flexibility the U.S. health insurer CIGNA Corp. (CI), has announced ...
  53. Westamerica Remains Underperform - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    On Feb 4, 2013, we reiterated our long-term recommendation on Westamerica Bancorp. (WABC) at 'Underperform'. This reflects ...
  54. Rent-A-Center's Expansion Strategy - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    To further strengthen its foothold in Canada, Rent-A-Center Inc. (RCII) announced its plans to franchise Canadian Stores ...
  55. Restaurant Stock Outlook - Feb 2013 - Industry Outlook

    February 5, 2013
    The year 2012 started on a relatively positive note for U.S. restaurants. That scenario changed gradually as sales momentum ...
  56. Investors Still Highly Prize Hershey's Consistent Growth

    February 5, 2013
    Hershey's growth is looking strong, but the valuation is no bargain.
  57. Mead Johnson Nutrition's Valuation Looks Bloated

    February 5, 2013
    Mead Johnson seems overvalued for its above-average growth prospects.
  58. Are Good Orders Just The Beginning For Cameron?

    February 5, 2013
    Cameron's weak guidance and poor margins were hidden under a deluge of new orders.
  59. Illinois Tool Works Still Has Work To Do

    February 5, 2013
    Illinois Tool Works is already getting a lot of hype for saying and doing the right things.
  60. Broadcom Stumbles, But The Street Forgives

    February 5, 2013
    We can forgive Broadcom for a mild stumble in guidance.
  61. One Bad Apple Could Spoil A Whole ETF Bushel

    February 5, 2013
    While you may not directly own Apple stock, odds are that your ETF has some Apple exposure in it.
  62. Can Offshore Continue To Offset Weaker Onshore Trends At National ...

    February 5, 2013
    National Oilwell Varco's orders were alright, but margins were disappointing.
  63. BP Beats, Falls Y/Y on Vol - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    BP plc (BP) reported fourth quarter 2012 adjusted earnings of $1.25 per American Depositary Share (ADS) on a replacement ...
  64. 10 Questions About ETFs You've Been Too Afraid To Ask

    February 5, 2013
    As the exchange-traded world continues to expand, many investors find themselves asking the same questions about how these ...
  65. Defensive ETFs And Budget Talks

    February 5, 2013
    Though the fiscal cliff ordeal was somewhatsuccessfullyavoided, Washington has yet another hurdle to face in the coming months: ...
  66. Explosive Stocks Under $10 - Screen of the Week

    February 5, 2013
    This screen is a bit of a departure from my normal stock screens. Usually I require my screens to have a minimum price of ...
  67. AbbVie Provides 2013 Outlook - Analyst Blog

    February 4, 2013
    AbbVie (ABBV) recently confirmed its sales figures for 2012 and provided guidance for 2013 as an independent company. AbbVie ...
  68. Telus Takes Over Digital WYZDOM - Analyst Blog

    February 4, 2013
    Telus Corporation (TU) completed the acquisition of leading digital forensics provider- Digital WYZDOM Inc. and Digital WYZDOM ...
  69. Reshoring Bringing Back Jobs to USA - Analyst Blog

    February 4, 2013
    The 'offshoring' movement had a profound deleterious effect on the U.S. job market. Entire industries such as electronics, ...
  70. Reiterate QSII at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    February 4, 2013
    On Jan 31, 2013, we retained Quality Systems (QSII), a provider of electronic health records in the ambulatory and inpatient ...
  71. HSBC Closes Ping An Deal - Analyst Blog

    February 4, 2013
    HSBC Holdings plc (HBC) concluded the sale of its remaining stake in Chinese insurance giant Ping An Insurance (Group) Company ...
  72. Gol's New Partnership with Localiza - Analyst Blog

    February 4, 2013
    Recently, GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. (GOL), the largest airline in Latin America, announced its tie-up with Localiza ...
  73. Heinz Reaches 52-Week High - Analyst Blog

    February 4, 2013
    H. J. Heinz Company (HNZ), maker of major brands like Heinz Ketchup and Master soya sauces, recently reached a 52-week high ...
  74. The Next Energy Debate - Should The U.S. Pass Gas?

    February 4, 2013
    A debate is heating up over the proper use of natural gas reserves in the U.S.
  75. Applied Micro Still in Red - Analyst Blog

    February 4, 2013
    Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC) reported a GAAP net loss of $71.6 million or $1.08 per share in the third quarter ...
  76. The Top 5 Inverse-Bond ETFs

    February 4, 2013
    These inverse Bond-ETF offerings should give investors a good overview of some of the options out there.
  77. NuStar Earnings Short of Estimate - Analyst Blog

    February 4, 2013
    San Antonio-based publicly traded partnership NuStar Energy L.P. (NS) announced weak fourth quarter profits, hamstrung by ...
  78. Going Global: Evaluating Foreign Investments With CAPE

    February 4, 2013
    While investors remain understandably leery about the economic environment in the new year, many are looking to various corners ...
  79. A Closer Look At Merger Arbitrage ETPs

    February 4, 2013
    For investors, the growth of the ETF industry has certainly been a blessing. Aside from accessing equities and bonds for ...
  80. 4 Reasons Apple Won't See $700 Again

    February 2, 2013
    Shrinking margins and more effective competition are just two links in the chain pulling the tech giant back to earth, writes ...
  81. Morocco OFPPT Picks Microsoft Suite - Analyst Blog

    February 1, 2013
    Morocco's Office of Vocational Training and Employment Promotion (OFPPT) has chosen the world's largest software maker Microsoft ...
  82. Top 5 Zacks #1 Ranked Government Bond Mutual Funds - Best of ...

    February 1, 2013
    For investors looking at parking their funds with bonds, U.S. government securities are probably the safest possible investments ...
  83. ONMD: MRI Commercialization Underway - Analyst Blog

    February 1, 2013
    ONMD: MRI Commercialization Underway By Brian Marckx, CFA BUSINESS Logging almost 30 million scans per year in the U.S. alone, ...
  84. The Follow On Investment - Weekend Wisdom

    February 1, 2013
    Big institutions run the markets. Their decisions lead to big moves in stocks, both up and down. I have witnessed several ...
  85. Newell Rubbermaid 4Q Beats - Analyst Blog

    February 1, 2013
    Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (NWL) - the producer of Sharpie pens and Rubbermaid containers - reported fourth-quarter 2012 adjusted ...
  86. BlackBerry Needed "Wow" - Delivered "Pretty Good"

    February 1, 2013
    Research In Motion released the Blackberry 10, but the biggest news was the company changing its name to Blackberry.
  87. No Signs That EMC Is Losing The Storage Wars

    February 1, 2013
    EMC may see slower growth in 2013, but the value is still compelling.
  88. Why Warren Buffett Hates Gold

    February 1, 2013
    Warren Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A), is currently worth about $44 billion, according to Forbes' list ...
  89. "Retirement Savings Stocks" Yielding Up To 14%

    February 1, 2013
    We're calling them Retirement Savings Stocks -- 10 under-the-radar investments that can provide the cash needed to enhance ...
  90. A Solid Showing Shores Up Fortinet

    February 1, 2013
    Fortinet comes through when it really mattered.
  91. Uncertainty Over Facebook's Emerging Model Will Keep Things Interesting

    February 1, 2013
    Facebook's ad growth looks solid, but the huge range of possible outcomes suggests high volatility.
  92. Forget Apple Vs. Samsung, Qualcomm Wins Either Way

    February 1, 2013
    Qualcomm continues to deliver on its awesome IP estate.
  93. Alliance Data Ends on a High Note - Analyst Blog

    February 1, 2013
    Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS) reported adjusted earnings of $1.84 per share for fourth quarter 2012, comfortably ...
  94. iShares Files For Target Maturity ETFs, EG Shares Plans Active ...

    February 1, 2013
    Bullish momentum on Wall Street took a back seat this week as domestic economic uncertaintycameto the forefront once again. ...
  95. Danaher Still A High-End Conglomerate, And Priced Like One

    January 31, 2013
    Danaher continues to execute according to plan.
  96. Amazon Seems Due For A Breather

    January 31, 2013
    Amazon beat the bears in the fourth quarter, but the stock isn't very cheap.
  97. Airline Stocks are Favored Right Now, But Should You Buy?

    January 31, 2013
    Airline stocks have caught the eye of investors thanks to merger and acquisition activity.
  98. Why Would Microsoft Want To Purchase A Piece Of Dell?

    January 31, 2013
    Although there are reasons Microsoft would want to put money behind Dell, none of them seem very sound.
  99. Weak PC Demand Weighs On Seagate

    January 31, 2013
    Seagate must transform to survive.
  100. VMware Stumbles, And The Street Spares No Mercy

    January 31, 2013
    VMware has the Street spooked that growth has topped out.
  101. Yahoo! Still Has So Much To Do

    January 31, 2013
    Yahoo! has worthwhile online properties, but may struggle to monetize them further.
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