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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. GE Delivers Some Much-Needed Normalcy

    GE Delivers Some Much-Needed Normalcy

    July 22, 2013
    GE's core operations aren't exactly strong yet, but they're a little better than expected and that's good enough for now.
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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
  10. ETFdb Weekly Watchlist: XHB, FXI, EWG Hinge On Housing, Manufacturing, ...

    ETFdb Weekly Watchlist: XHB, FXI, EWG Hinge On Housing, Manufacturing, ...

    July 22, 2013
    Wall Street endured several up and down sessions last week, as investors digested a slew of mixed earnings and economic reports ...
  11. Daily ETF Roundup: Stocks Finish Flat, XLK Tumbles On Microsoft ...

    Daily ETF Roundup: Stocks Finish Flat, XLK Tumbles On Microsoft ...

    July 19, 2013
    U.S. equities ended essentially unchanged in Friday’s lackluster trading session, as investors weighed a batch of underwhelming ...
  12. Go Beyond Detroit for Muni ETFs Real Potential Problems

    Go Beyond Detroit for Muni ETFs Real Potential Problems

    July 19, 2013
    Detroit, once the fourth-largest U.S. city, filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection Thursday, marking the largest municipal ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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.
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Intuitive Surgical Burning Up On Re-Entry

    Intuitive Surgical Burning Up On Re-Entry

    July 19, 2013
    Intuitive Surgical has to reset expectations, and that's leading to a painful reassessment of the fair value.
  19. 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. ...
  20. Syntax Files For First Fund; RiverFront Updates Prospectus, ETF ...

    Syntax Files For First Fund; RiverFront Updates Prospectus, ETF ...

    July 19, 2013
    While stocks continue their ascent to all-time-highs during a better than expected earnings season, a number of smaller players ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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.
  27. Even IBM Subject To Gravity

    Even IBM Subject To Gravity

    July 18, 2013
    Strong software results couldn't outweigh weakness in services and hardware
  28. 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.
  29. Dover Does A Little Better

    Dover Does A Little Better

    July 18, 2013
    Dover's strong second quarter reaffirms that this is an industrial company with above-average prospects.
  30. 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.
  31. The Code Phrases Wall Street Insiders Don't Want You To Know ...

    The Code Phrases Wall Street Insiders Don't Want You To Know ...

    July 18, 2013
    When I received my MBA 20 years ago, I thought I was pretty well versed in the world of finance. But when I got to Wall Street ...
  32. 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.
  33. 7 Articles ETF Investors Must Read: 7/18

    7 Articles ETF Investors Must Read: 7/18

    July 18, 2013
    Though trading on Wall Street has been somewhat subdued this week, investors digested a slew of earnings reports and economic ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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.
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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.
  42. Under The Hood Of Crude’s Rally: Supply, Demand, And Bernanke

    Under The Hood Of Crude’s Rally: Supply, Demand, And Bernanke

    July 17, 2013
    In the world of commodity investing, there is perhaps no resource as critical as crude oil. While traders embrace the fuel’s ...
  43. Are Stocks Overbought? These Little-Known Indicators Say Yes

    Are Stocks Overbought? These Little-Known Indicators Say Yes

    July 16, 2013
    The S&P 500 index rose another 3% last week, continuing a winning stretch that began last fall. Since Nov. 7, the S&P ...
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. ETFs for Japan's Buyback Bonanza

    ETFs for Japan's Buyback Bonanza

    July 16, 2013
    U.S. companies love to repurchase their own shares. S&P 500 members buying back nearly $98 billion of their shares in ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. Starwood Element to Foray into China - Analyst Blog

    Starwood Element to Foray into China - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    Starwood Hotels & Resorts' eco-friendly hotel brand, Element, is set to debut in China.
  52. MoneyGram Sinks to Underperform - Analyst Blog

    MoneyGram Sinks to Underperform - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    On Jul 11, we downgraded our recommendation on MoneyGram International to Underperform based on its bleak growth prospects.
  53. 4 Homebuilders on Sale - Investment Ideas

    4 Homebuilders on Sale - Investment Ideas

    July 15, 2013
    4 Homebuilders on Sale - Investment Ideas
  54. Green Mountain Bolts Keurig Brewer - Analyst Blog

    Green Mountain Bolts Keurig Brewer - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    Green Mountain Coffee Roaster Inc. has introduced its newest Keurig BOLT Cafe Brewing System that has the ability to brew ...
  55. Zacks #1 Ranked Real Estate Mutual Funds - Best of Funds

    Zacks #1 Ranked Real Estate Mutual Funds - Best of Funds

    July 15, 2013
    In this article we share with you 5 top rated real estate mutual funds. Each has earned a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) as we ...
  56. Abbott Adds Two Promising Products

    Abbott Adds Two Promising Products

    July 15, 2013
    Abbott makes two solid growth acquisitions that should address large markets.
  57. Limited Brands Posts Flat Comps - Analyst Blog

    Limited Brands Posts Flat Comps - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    Limited Brands posted flat comparable-store sales for the five-week period ended Jul 6, 2013.
  58. Prices Slashed for BlackBerry Z10 - Analyst Blog

    Prices Slashed for BlackBerry Z10 - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    Research in Motion Limited's future looks grim as the company's latest Z10 smartphone based on new BB10 platform failed to ...
  59. 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?
  60. Earnings Preview: J&J to Report In Line? - Analyst Blog

    Earnings Preview: J&J to Report In Line? - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    We expect Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) to report in line second-quarter 2013 results.
  61. Alexion on Roche's Radar? - Analyst Blog

    Alexion on Roche's Radar? - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    According to Bloomberg News, Alexion Pharma is being eyed by Roche
  62. 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
  63. 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.
  64. 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.
  65. MeadWestvaco Remains at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    MeadWestvaco Remains at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    On Jul 12, we maintained our Neutral recommendation on MeadWestvaco Corporation.
  66. Are Trucker Profits Signaling a Market U-turn? - Analyst Blog

    Are Trucker Profits Signaling a Market U-turn? - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    Profit short falls at UPS and JB Hunt present a risk to the rally by suggesting headwinds to corporate profit growth.
  67. 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.
  68. DeVry's College Gets ACCJC Renewal - Analyst Blog

    DeVry's College Gets ACCJC Renewal - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    DeVry announced that the ACCJC, a regional accrediting commission, has renewed the accreditation for its Carrington College ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. Intel Earnings Preview: Will it Beat? - Analyst Blog

    Intel Earnings Preview: Will it Beat? - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    We expect semiconductor company Intel Corp. to beat expectations when it reports second quarter 2013 results on Jul 17.
  71. Rollercoaster Revenues - Zacks Industry Rank Analysis

    Rollercoaster Revenues - Zacks Industry Rank Analysis

    July 15, 2013
    Rollercoaster Revenues - Zacks Industry Rank Analysis
  72. Peregrine's 4Q Loss In Line - Analyst Blog

    Peregrine's 4Q Loss In Line - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    Peregrine Pharma reported a net loss of 6 cents per share in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013.
  73. FDA Approves Actavis Generic - Analyst Blog

    FDA Approves Actavis Generic - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    Actavis is yet to fix its launch plans for the newly approved dosage strengths.
  74. 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.
  75. 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 ...
  76. GE Cogen System in YG Group's Mill - Analyst Blog

    GE Cogen System in YG Group's Mill - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    Jiangsu Yonggang Group (YG Group) will be installing four of General Electric Company's Jenbacher cogeneration systems to ...
  77. 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 ...
  78. Earnings Preview: Noble Corp.  - Analyst Blog

    Earnings Preview: Noble Corp. - Analyst Blog

    July 15, 2013
    Leading contract drilling company, Noble Corporation is set to report its second-quarter 2013 results on Jul 17.
  79. Technology Stock Roundup: Facebook Shines, Apple's in a Mess ...

    Technology Stock Roundup: Facebook Shines, Apple's in a Mess ...

    July 15, 2013
    Last week saw technology stocks heading higher again, although some didn't quite keep up with the market.
  80. 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.
  81. Japan ETFs Surging, Is the Country Back on Track? - ETF News ...

    Japan ETFs Surging, Is the Country Back on Track? - ETF News ...

    July 15, 2013
    After experiencing a bout of volatility, Japan ETFs are soaring once again. Is now the time to buy?
  82. 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 ...
  83. 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
  84. Bull of the Day: HEICO Corp (HEI) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: HEICO Corp (HEI) - Bull of the Day

    July 15, 2013
    Bull of the Day: HEICO Corp (HEI) - Bull of the Day
  85. Earnings Expectations for the Week of July 15

    Earnings Expectations for the Week of July 15

    July 14, 2013
    The earnings season ramps up this week, providing plenty of perspective on how the financial and technology sectors fared ...
  86. Short Sellers Continue to Shy Away from Southwest Airlines (LUV, ...

    Short Sellers Continue to Shy Away from Southwest Airlines (LUV, ...

    July 14, 2013
    As the summer travel season got underway, Southwest Airlines (NYSE: UAL) saw sizable swings in short interest. Other players ...
  87. ETF Pop Quiz: Indonesia, Industrial Metals, and Inverse ETFs

    ETF Pop Quiz: Indonesia, Industrial Metals, and Inverse ETFs

    July 14, 2013
    After another week in the global market, the ETFdb pop quiz returns with another round of questions about Indonesia, Industrial ...
  88. 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.
  89. 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.
  90. Cato's June Comps Improve Marginally - Analyst Blog

    Cato's June Comps Improve Marginally - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    Cato reported a 1% rise in comparable-store sales for the 5-week period ended Jul 6, 2013.
  91. LinkedIn Spearheading Business Networking - Analyst Blog

    LinkedIn Spearheading Business Networking - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    The concept of professional / business networking has come a long way. Companies such as LinkedIn Corporation.
  92. Alcatel to Spur Indonesia Broadband  - Analyst Blog

    Alcatel to Spur Indonesia Broadband - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    Alcatel-Lucent recently inked an agreement with Telkom Indonesia to build optical transport network in the country in order ...
  93. Fiserv Signs New DNA Contract - Analyst Blog

    Fiserv Signs New DNA Contract - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    Fiserv Inc recently signed a contract with Community Bank - Wheaton / Glen Ellyn.
  94. Yelp Expands in Czech Republic - Analyst Blog

    Yelp Expands in Czech Republic - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    Yelp Inc. recently expanded its presence in Eastern Europe
  95. 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 ...
  96. Chicago Bridge & Iron: A Strong Buy - Analyst Blog

    Chicago Bridge & Iron: A Strong Buy - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    On July 11, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Chicago Bridge & Iron (CBI) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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.
  99. 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 ...
  100. Will Mattel Beat in 2Q? - Analyst Blog

    Will Mattel Beat in 2Q? - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    Mattel is set to report its second-quarter 2013 results on Jul 17, 2013.
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