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  1. CME Group's Expense Control, Secure Capital to Drive Growth - ...

    December 19, 2014
    On Dec 18, we issued an updated research report on CME Group Inc. (CME), citing its opportunities and challenges.
  2. Moneygram Makes Money Transfers to India Easy with NEFT - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Moneygram International Inc. (MGI), declared that during the National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) network processing ...
  3. Office Depot's Lucrative Deals for Last Minute Shoppers - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    With holiday shopping in full swing, Office Depot, Inc. (ODP) has announced a set of lucrative deals for the eleventh-hour ...
  4. Rite Aid's (RAD) Solid November Sales Push to Strong Buy - Analyst ...

    December 15, 2014
    On Dec 9, 2014, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Rite Aid (RAD) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).
  5. Tech Stocks Underperform Following Apple's Flash Crash, Holiday ...

    December 1, 2014
    U.S. stocks were mostly lower on Monday as the holiday shopping season may have disappointed some. The National Retail Federation ...
  6. Dividend Investors Rejoice: Falling Markets Means Rising Yields

    October 14, 2014
    In the early stages of the bull market, investors flocked to companies with steady and growing dividends. Yet, since the ...
  7. Dividend Investors Rejoice: Falling Markets Mean Rising Yields

    October 14, 2014
    In the early stages of the bull market, investors flocked to companies with steady and growing dividends. Yet, since the ...
  8. How To Find Strong Investments Among Struggling Small Caps

    September 24, 2014
    If you've been watching the market action in recent days, you'll notice a growing sense of unease. The S&P 5 ...
  9. Does Upbeat Housing Data Signal Better 2H for Homebuilders? - ...

    September 3, 2014
    Does Upbeat Housing Data Signal Better 2H for Homebuilders? - Industry Outlook
  10. Bull of the Day: Lions Gate Entertainment (LGF) - Bull of the ...

    August 15, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Lions Gate Entertainment (LGF) - Bull of the Day
  11. 4 Deep-Value Stocks Uncovered By The Pullback

    August 10, 2014
    Although the major market averages remain within an arm's reach of their all-time highs, many individual stocks have ...
  12. Don't Let The Recent Rally Fool You

    August 10, 2014
    All major U.S. indices closed higher last week, led by the downtrodden small-cap Russell 2000, which was up 1.5% but is still ...
  13. Dreamworks Is In The Dumps -- Time To Buy?

    August 7, 2014
    Every Friday, I scan the movie reviews to see if there is a new film I want to go see. And every week, I fail to find anything ...
  14. How To Build A Portfolio Of Infrastructure Investments

    May 14, 2014
    As many have said, demographics are destiny. Accordingly, investors seeking stability and income should put infrastructure ...
  15. Barron's Recap: The ETF Roundtable

    May 11, 2014
    This weekend in Barron's online: the Barron's ETF Roundtable, picks and pans from the Sohn Investment Conference, as well ...
  16. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 13, 2014
    Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  17. Insurance Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 14, 2014
    Insurance Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  18. Since Warren Buffett's moves are so widely followed, we’ve chosen to take the path less traveled by looking at ten influential managers that don’t quite get the same media attention.

    Ten Money Managers Worth Following

    December 23, 2013
    Generally speaking, most retail investors along with the media outlets tend to closely follow the moves of well-known investors ...
  19. Short Sellers Retreat From Gold Stocks (EGO, HMY, IAG)

    October 12, 2013
    September ended with gold back under $1,300 an ounce, and short sellers fled from the leading gold stocks between the September ...
  20. Earnings Expectations For The Week Of August 5

    August 4, 2013
    The earnings season is beginning to wind down, and much of the focus this week will turn to central bank meetings and economic ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. ACE Fortifies Contractors Insurance - Analyst Blog

    July 9, 2013
    Recently, the U.S. based retail facility of ACE Limited, ACE USA introduced new services through its risk management services ...
  23. Berkshire Hathaway - A Strong Buy - Analyst Blog

    July 3, 2013
    On Jul 2, 2013, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Berkshire Hathaway Inc. to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).
  24. 3 Stocks To Keep You Out of the Sun - Investment Ideas

    June 19, 2013
    3 Stocks To Keep You Out of the Sun - Investment Ideas
  25. Fight This Summer's Volatility With Infrastructure

    June 19, 2013
    With the markets returning to their up and down patterns, investors are getting nervous. Luckily, infrastructure assets can ...
  26. 4 Retailers on the Rise - Investment Ideas

    June 6, 2013
    4 Retailers on the Rise - Investment Ideas
  27. Visual Guide To Investing In Preferred Stock ETFs

    March 14, 2013
    Preferred stock ETFs have become a big hit with some investors. Find out why!
  28. Inside First Trust's New Preferred Securities ETF (FPE) - ETF ...

    February 14, 2013
    Although markets continue to perform well, income-paying choices remain favorites of many investors. Considering that many ...
  29. The State of the Union Address for Investors - Analyst Blog

    February 13, 2013
    Here is my short-form take on President Obama's State of the Union address.  This is written to outline four major areas ...
  30. Election Implications for Stock Investing - Investment Ideas

    November 9, 2012
    The presidential election just ended and, regardless of how your choice fared, it's now time to comprehend what an Obama ...
  31. Higher Gold Prices Ahead? Buy The Miners

    November 9, 2012
    President Obama's re-election could be the necessary catalyst to propel gold prices much higher over the next few years. ...
  32. 5 High Yielding Utilities ETFs

    November 5, 2012
    Known for historically high dividend yields, investors looking for higher current income have always turned to utilities. ...
  33. Lion Gate's New Credit Facility - Analyst Blog

    October 1, 2012
    Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation (LGF) - producer and distributor of motion pictures for theatrical and straight-to-video ...
  34. Dalian Wanda's Acquisition Of AMC Just The Start

    September 6, 2012
    Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda closed its $2.6 billion purchase of ANC theaters September 5. The acquisition is the start ...
  35. Oil and Gas Operations Stocks Making Big Moves on July 2, 2012

    July 2, 2012
    The Nasdaq is trading down 0.3%, the S&P 500 has declined 0.3% and the Dow has fallen 0.5% on a bad morning for the market. ...
  36. 5 Gold Stocks To Consider

    June 29, 2012
    Investors seeking to stabilize a shaky portfolio often look to gold. We examine a pair of the industry's top players.
  37. Preferred Stock ETFs With Huge Dividends

    June 27, 2012
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  38. Emerging Market Guru Looking Towards Africa

    June 22, 2012
    Guru Mark Mobius, the leading pundit on emerging markets, is trying to bring attention to Africa's unheralded growth story. ...
  39. 5 Gold Stocks To Consider

    May 30, 2012
    Investors seeking to stabilize a shaky portfolio often look to gold. We examine a pair of the industry's top players.
  40. Golfsmith Deal Par For The Course

    May 16, 2012
    Golfsmith recently agreed to sell itself to Golf Town. For $6.10 a share, Golfsmith shares are being valued at 1.5 times ...
  41. 5 Gold Stocks To Watch

    April 30, 2012
    Investors seeking to stabilize a shaky portfolio often look to gold. We examine a pair of the industry's top players.
  42. 5 South African Stocks To Consider For 2012

    April 27, 2012
    These South African stocks have been down over the last 52 weeks, which could be a buying opportunity of the newest member ...
  43. Playing The West African Gold Rush

    April 26, 2012
    With gold supplies in traditional African mining regions starting to dwindle, West Africa is seeing more production. The ...
  44. Homex An Interesting Play On Lower-Income Mexico And Brazil

    April 18, 2012
    If Homex can produce 10% free cash flow growth over the next decade, these shares could be significantly undervalued. But ...
  45. The Market Is Loving "The Hunger Games"

    March 27, 2012
    These companies are benefiting from "The Hunger Games" box office numbers.
  46. Golf Industry Ripe For Consolidation

    March 23, 2012
    Golf is coming out of a multi-year slump with a bright outlook.
  47. 3 Preferred Stock ETFs with Huge Dividends

    March 19, 2012
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  48. The Hunger Games’ Stock Index

    March 16, 2012
    The highly acclaimed young-adult book series helped push up the share price of Scholastic Corp to 13.8% on Thursday.
  49. The 10 Must-Know Market Forces for 2012

    February 14, 2012
    For the first time since 2007, investors have multiple ways to succeed this year. Understanding how the lingering effects ...
  50. 3 Preferred Stock ETFs with Huge Dividends

    February 13, 2012
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  51. 5 South African Stocks To Consider For 2012

    February 13, 2012
    These South African stocks have been down over the last 52 weeks, which could be a buying opportunity of the newest member ...
  52. Is The Brokerage Industry On Death Watch?

    February 9, 2012
    Low trading volumes are causing big trouble for little brokerages.
  53. WPX Energy Goes It Alone In 2012

    January 9, 2012
    WPX Energy completed its separation from Williams and has started 2012 as an independent exploration and production company. ...
  54. 5 South African Stocks To Consider For 2012

    December 22, 2011
    Some of these South African stocks have returned 50%+ over the last 52 weeks, which shows the growth potential of newest ...
  55. 3 Preferred Stock ETFs with Huge Dividends

    December 20, 2011
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  56. Don't Forget Latin America's Consumer Story

    November 30, 2011
    Latin America's growing consumer story is often overshadowed by its commodity wealth.
  57. Taking A Look At Barrick Gold

    October 13, 2011
    With the volatility in gold prices lately, should you buy into the world's largest gold producer, Barrick Gold?
  58. Accessing Africa's Untold Growth Story

    September 29, 2011
    Emerging markets represent the world's future economic growth engines. Africa represents a great way to play an ignored growth ...
  59. This Week's Activist Filings

    September 1, 2011
    With quality names like Deere and seemingly cheap retailers like Big 5 Sporting Goods on the list, some value-creating potential ...
  60. Big 5 Sporting Goods Is Risky But Rewarding

    August 24, 2011
    Investing in this micro-cap is risky but ultimately should be rewarding. Here's why.
  61. Betting On Healthcare's Growth Engine

    August 17, 2011
    In the wake of big pharma's patent cliff and slowing R&D spending, the biotech sector is looking good for investors. ...
  62. 5 Funds for an Uncertain Market

    July 17, 2011
    Broad diversification is the best strategy for individual investors in light of today’s volatile market conditions, says ...
  63. 4 Funds for Emerging Market Growth

    July 13, 2011
    In today's interview, Craig Hillegas of Hillegas Advisory Services tells Kate Stalter how, over the longer term, emerging ...
  64. Best Funds For The Long Haul

    July 10, 2011
    Indexing doesn't just mean plopping your money into the S&P 500, money manager Tom Posey tells Kate Stalter in today's ...
  65. Now Is The Time For Latin America

    June 28, 2011
    The recent sell-off of riskier assets has given investors a golden opportunity to add Latin America to a portfolio.
  66. Escalade Still Sports Value

    May 12, 2011
    Despite Escalade's tremendous recovery, it sports some value.
  67. 3 Preferred Stock ETFs with Huge Dividends

    April 14, 2011
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  68. Top 3 Sectors For Value Investors

    February 8, 2011
    As the U.S. economy has recovered, so have the equity markets. Learn the best-value sectors that investors should focus on. ...
  69. Rare Earths: Are They Worth The Hype?

    January 5, 2011
    Investor demand for rare earth minerals continues to grow, but is there really that much profit here?
  70. Ratcheting Up The Income In Your Portfolio

    December 22, 2010
    The ETF boom has opened many higher-yielding asset classes to the retail world.
  71. Preferred Stock ETFs with High Dividend Yields

    November 9, 2010
    We examine a group of preferred stock ETFs that have market beating dividend yields.
  72. Building America With Bonds

    October 4, 2010
    Build America Bonds offer investors away to help fund the nation’s much-needed infrastructure build out, while getting great ...
  73. Bets For A Strong Germany

    August 18, 2010
    As one of the top exporters of capital and industrial goods, Germany should be on investors' radars. Here's how to play it. ...
  74. 4 Stocks For The All-Cap Sports Portfolio

    August 16, 2010
    These four sports-related stocks make up the beginnings of a strong sports portfolio.
  75. Brazil Is Still A Buy

    June 8, 2010
    The recent European debt crisis and market swings have opened up an opportunity to invest in one the best long-term growth ...
  76. Leonard Green's Tempting IPO

    March 29, 2010
    One of Leonard Green & Partners' current investments is Dallas-based customer service superstar The Container Store - ...
  77. Is Finance Ruining Movies?

    January 19, 2010
    Is the financial industry ruining movies? That depends on whom you ask.
  78. The Preferred Way To Play

    September 25, 2009
    Preferred stocks have been on fire lately. Using ETFs to play them.
  79. Marvel Takes Earnings Pause

    August 12, 2009
    Marvel has several lucrative projects on the horizon, which should catapult the company back up to greater heights.
  80. Gold Is A Great Hedge Today

    June 17, 2009
    Gold is often overlooked by value investors, but the state of the U.S. Treasury has many investing, including John Paulson. ...
  81. What's Ahead For Gold-Mining Stocks?

    June 5, 2009
    Freeport McMoran's stock price has been climbing back up after being decimated in 2008. Is there an upcoming gold move?
  82. Preferred Stock ETFs

    October 20, 2008
    We examine a group of preferred stock ETFs to see why they have fared so poorly as of late.
  83. Hidden Gems In The Penny Jar

    July 4, 2008
    There is a big difference between a low-priced stock and a risky, penny stock. We'll help you separate the treasure from ...
  84. Time Warner Spinoff Reveals Hidden Value

    May 14, 2008
    Sum-of-the-parts analysis reveals there is plenty of value tucked away inside Time Warner's vast corporate empire.
  85. Cabela's Ready To Be Reeled In

    May 13, 2008
    Despite an 8.4% drop in comps, the fishing retailer's focus on customer care, store productivity and advertising will pay ...
  86. Home Run Hitting Stocks For Sports Fans

    April 2, 2008
    The era of the publicly owned sports team is at an end, but there are still places to make money investing in sports.
  87. Five Green Mutual Funds You Need To Know

    November 1, 2007
    Green investing has been providing investors great returns. We examine five funds to help you get in on the action.
  88. GFI Group -- Loving The Volatility (GFI)

    April 30, 2007
    This Specialty broker is making money in niche derivatives. Find out why volatile markets bode well for GFI's earnings.
  89. Unlocking Value In Closed-ended Funds

    April 18, 2007
    A look at three Closed-ended mutual funds that offer great opportunities for investors to profit.
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