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  1. Risk Management Techniques For Shorting Call Options

    January 23, 2015
    Shorting covered calls is a popular options trade strategy. Here are the methods to mitigate the risk/loss and enhance profits ...
  2. Apple (AAPL) Readies for Q1 Earnings: What's in Store? - Analyst ...

    January 23, 2015
    We expect Apple, Inc. (AAPL) to beat expectations when it reports first quarter fiscal 2015 results on Jan 27.
  3. Dow 30 Stock Roundup: AmEx, UnitedHealth Beat, IBM Earnings Fall ...

    January 23, 2015
    The Dow experienced a holiday shortened but successful week, boosted by monetary stimulus from the European Central Bank. ...
  4. EU Probes Tax Laws To Catch Corporate Cheaters

    January 23, 2015
    Recently, the EU has launched an investigation into tax deals between Amazon and the country of Luxembourg.
  5. Will Weak IBM Revenues Spell More Trouble for These ETFs? - ...

    January 22, 2015
    IBM reported another anemic quarter of revenue growth. Lets take a look to the ETFs that could hit by these weak numbers. ...
  6. Stock Market News for January 22, 2015 - Market News

    January 22, 2015
    Benchmarks gained for the third-straight session on speculation that ECB might provide more stimulus measures to boost the ...
  7. IBM Beats on Q4 Earnings, Profits Down on Lower Revenues - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) reported fourth-quarter 2014 results. Non-GAAP earnings (including acquisition ...
  8. Finance Dragging on Q4 Earnings - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 21, 2015
    Excluding Finance from early Q4 data, the picture improves quite a bit with total earnings for the S&P 500 up +8.7 percent ...
  9. CA Tops Q3 Earnings, Misses Revenues; Updates FY15 View - Analyst ...

    January 21, 2015
    CA Inc. (CA) reported strong third quarter fiscal 2015 earnings that beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate.
  10. Netflix Beats Q4 Earnings, IBM Misses Top-Line - Analyst Blog

    January 20, 2015
    Both on-demand media giant Netflix (NFLX) and global tech behemoth IBM (IBM) reported Q4 earnings, and both stocks are seeing ...
  11. Twitter Expands in Asia, Buys Indian Firm for $30M - Analyst ...

    January 20, 2015
    While Twitter, Inc. (TWTR) faces a significant uproar in Turkey owing to Charlie Hebdo, the company's expansion plans in ...
  12. Stock Market News for January 20, 2015 - Market News

    January 20, 2015
    Markets were closed on Monday due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday
  13. Will IBM Disappoint Earnings Estimates Again this Season? - Analyst ...

    January 19, 2015
    International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) is set to report fourth-quarter 2014 results on Jan 20, after the market closes.
  14. Juniper to Grow on Strategic Initiatives: Are You Considering? ...

    January 16, 2015
    On Jan 15, we issued an updated research report on Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR).
  15. Like Clockwork, Intel Beats Again - Analyst Blog

    January 15, 2015
    Giant chip-maker Intel (INTC) posted a robust 74 cents per share in its fiscal Q4 after the market close on Thursday, beating ...
  16. Is 'Big Blue' Now Black And Blue?

    January 15, 2015
    IBM once dominated the technology sector. Those days are long gone, but does IBM still present a good value play? Are dividends ...
  17. The Top 10 US Software Companies

    January 15, 2015
    Want to invest in top software companies listed in the US? Here is a list to get you started.
  18. "Friending" Your Boss? Facebook Launches 'Facebook At Work' - ...

    January 14, 2015
    Facebook (FB) is moving into the business networking space with a new app called Facebook At Work.
  19. NCR Corporation Bolsters its SelfServ Checkout Portfolio - Analyst ...

    January 14, 2015
    NCR Corporation (NCR) recently unveiled a new self-service checkout solution, NCR SelfServ 90.
  20. Accenture's Duck Creek Policy Adopted by UK's Zurich Group - ...

    January 13, 2015
    Accenture Plc. (ACN) has been winning several major deals of late. Recently, insurance company Zurich Insurance Group selected ...
  21. Accenture's Navitaire Technologies Chosen by HK Express - Analyst ...

    January 12, 2015
    HK Express has implemented Accenture's (ACN) Navitaire-hosted New Skies passenger reservation and SkyLedger revenue accounting ...
  22. 3 IBM Proof Tech ETFs for 2015 - ETF News And Commentary

    January 12, 2015
    These ETFs do not have IBM in their roster and could be solid picks for investors seeking to remain invested in the growing ...
  23. The Internet Of Things In 2015

    January 9, 2015
    By now, the internet has made its way into nearly all of our homes and via mobile devices into our pockets. Technology think-tank ...
  24. Dow 30 Stock Roundup: Pfizer Acquires Redvax, Microsoft Launches ...

    January 9, 2015
    The Dow started the week on a poor note before recovering considerably.
  25. NCR to Offer POS Solution to People's Department Store - Analyst ...

    January 8, 2015
    NCR Corporation (NCR) announced that its point-of-sale (POS) solution, NCR RealPOS 40, has been chosen by No.1 People's Department ...
  26. Forget IBM, Buy These Tech Stocks Instead - Analyst Blog

    January 8, 2015
    Now that we are into the New Year, the stock market and the key sectors warrant introspection.
  27. IBM Expands Cloud Business, Opens Data Center in Frankfurt - ...

    January 8, 2015
    International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) recently opened a new data center in Frankfurt, Germany.
  28. World's top 10 Software Companies

    January 7, 2015
    Want to invest in software stocks but finding it difficult to identify companies with major software revenue? Here is a list ...
  29. Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) Begins 2015 with Product Launches - Analyst ...

    January 6, 2015
    Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) started the New Year with the launch of workstation Ultrabooks - the thinnest and most powerful ...
  30. Dow 30 Stock Roundup: Boeing to Bid for Korean Military Aircraft, ...

    January 2, 2015
    The Dow moved downward during another holiday-shortened week marked by low volumes.
  31. 3 Technology Stocks That Crushed Apple in 2014 - Analyst Blog

    December 31, 2014
    As we bid adieu to 2014 and step into 2015, the stock market and the key sectors warrant introspection.
  32. Stock Market News for December 30, 2014 - Market News

    December 30, 2014
    Benchmarks ended Monday’s trading session little changed as investors received news on slump in oil prices and political ...
  33. CA Inc. (CA) Shows Momentum: Is it Part of Your Portfolio? - ...

    December 30, 2014
    Shares of CA Inc. (CA) have generated a return of 10.7% over the last three months.
  34. Technology in 2014, part 4: Is China Calling the Shots? - Analyst ...

    December 29, 2014
    American companies doing business in China are finding the going rough, as the Chinese government continues to do all it ...
  35. NCR Corporation Expands APTRA Features with Phase II - Analyst ...

    December 24, 2014
    NCR Corporation (NCR) recently announced that it is expanding its APTRA Connections software features at its SelfServ 22e ...
  36. 5 Best Performing Stocks of the Nasdaq in 2014 - Analyst Blog

    December 24, 2014
    The tech-laden Nasdaq Composite index enjoyed a bull run this year banking on broad based gains among Internet and bio-tech ...
  37. Stock Market News for December 23, 2014 - Market News

    December 23, 2014
    Benchmarks settled in the green for the fourth-straight session boosted by gains made by large-cap technology stocks
  38. Technology in 2014, Part 1: Collaborations Rule the Day - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    Technology companies seem to have woken up to the fact that collaboration is an effective way to get more competitive.
  39. Accenture (ACN) Wins U.S. Army Contracts Worth $19.8M - Analyst ...

    December 23, 2014
    Accenture plc (ACN) recently won five task orders from the U.S. Department of the Navy with an aggregate value of $19.8 million.
  40. IBM's SoftLayer Cloud Services Join Equinix Cloud Exchange - ...

    December 22, 2014
    International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) recently announced that it has entered into an agreement with Equinix Inc. (EQIX) ...
  41. Hewlett-Packard's (HPQ) Plea Rejected in Autonomy Case - Analyst ...

    December 22, 2014
    According to Reuters, Hewlett-Packard Company's (HPQ) request to a federal judge to settle a lawsuit related to the acquisition ...
  42. Stock Market News for December 19, 2014 - Market News

    December 19, 2014
    Benchmarks experienced another day of record gains on Thursday, bettering its record surge a day earlier
  43. Red Hat Beats on Q3 Earnings and Revenues; Guides Well - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Red Hat Inc. (RHT) reported third-quarter 2015 earnings of 30 cents per share (including stock-based compensation but excluding ...
  44. Accenture Beats on Q1 Earnings & Revenues, Guides Well - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Accenture plc (ACN) reported first-quarter fiscal 2015 earnings per share of $1.29, which surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  45. Markets Cheering the Fed - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 18, 2014
    Market participants like the fact that there will be no early rate hikes and that the central bank will remain cautious and ...
  46. NCR, LevelUp Partner to Ease Payment for Small Businesses - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    NCR Corporation (NCR) has integrated its cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) system, NCR Silver with LevelUp in a bid to provide ...
  47. Who are Qualcomm's (QCOM) main competitors?

    December 9, 2014
    Learn about Qualcomm's different operating segments and its competitors in each segment, such as Texas Instruments, Nokia ...
  48. 5 Buyback Leaders That Keep Beating The Market

    December 9, 2014
  49. Who are Microsoft's (MSFT) main competitors?

    December 3, 2014
    Discover the main competitors of technology giant Microsoft and the stiff competition facing this industry leader. Find out ...
  50. Who are Intel's (INTC) main competitors?

    December 1, 2014
    Explore Intel's many competitors in its six operating segments. Explore different niche companies and companies that compete ...
  51. Mobile Adoption Drives Online Payments, Security - Industry Outlook

    November 6, 2014
    Mobile Adoption Drives Online Payments, Security - Industry Outlook
  52. How To Get A Better Deal On This Stock Than Buffett

    November 4, 2014
  53. Buy This Blue Chip Cheaper Than Buffett Did

    November 4, 2014
  54. Bear of the Day: International Business Machines (IBM) - Bear ...

    October 26, 2014
    Bear of the Day: International Business Machines (IBM) - Bear of the Day
  55. Investors Buying the Dips - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 22, 2014
    Stocks appear on track to start today's session modestly in the red after strong gains the last few days.
  56. Q3 Earnings Scorecard as of October 21, 2014 - Earnings Trends

    October 21, 2014
    Q3 Earnings Scorecard as of October 21, 2014 - Earnings Trends
  57. IBM Miss to Set the Tone - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 20, 2014
    IBM's miss is a big deal because the company not only carries a lot of weight in the Dow Jones Index, but it is also a bellwether ...
  58. Another Weak Eurozone Read - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 24, 2014
    Germany has the fiscal space to respond to the softening economic trend, demand for which will likely increase in the coming ...
  59. How Warren Buffett made Berkshire Hathaway a World-beater

    September 19, 2014
    It would almost be easier to list the industry sectors in which Omaha-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) doesn’t ...
  60. Wall Street’s Glass Ceiling

    August 10, 2014
    It’s tough to boast that there are more female CEOs than ever before when they make up only 4.2% of the total.
  61. A Billionaire Activist Could Spark This Bargain Stock To 30% ...

    August 4, 2014
    Today, one of the best places for value investors is technology. This comes as the share prices of some dot-com-era companies ...
  62. 5 Family-Friendly Employers For Working Parents

    July 31, 2014
    A family friendly employer doesn’t just make it possible for parents who work there to care for their children without ...
  63. e-Commerce Stocks on Which to Click (pt. 2) - Industry Outlook

    July 2, 2014
    e-Commerce Stocks on Which to Click (pt. 2) - Industry Outlook
  64. 15 Companies That Are Killing It With Equal Rights

    July 2, 2014
    The Supreme Court's decision on Monday, in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, exempted some companies from offering contraceptive ...
  65. How Good is the Rebound? - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 25, 2014
    This morning's soft Durable Goods report didn't provide much solace
  66. Barron's Recap: 2014 Midyear Roundtable

    June 14, 2014
    This weekend in Barron's online: the 2014 Midyear Roundtable, why most investing professionals are below average, as ...
  67. Does Your Portfolio Need A Dose Of Cybersecurity?

    June 9, 2014
    The growing threat of increasingly sophisticated hacker attacks could mean that now is the right time to add cybersecurity ...
  68. How Oracle Will Face Its Coming Challenges

    May 9, 2014
    Very few tech companies can do what Oracle Corp. has done, having grown revenue nearly 15% a year for the past decade, and ...
  69. Do Weak Growth And New Challenges Make Cisco A Value Trap?

    May 7, 2014
    A frustrating reality of tech investing is that there's really no competition between growth and value. Absent growth, value ...
  70. Detrended Price Oscillator (DPO)

    April 24, 2014
    An oscillator that strips out price trends, in an effort to estimate the length of price cycles from peak to trough, and ...
  71. Q1 Earnings in Focus - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 14, 2014
    A lot is riding on the Q1 earnings season which ramps up this week, with more than 50 S&P 500 companies reporting results. ...
  72. Why IBM Will Go On Forever

    March 27, 2014
    Ask the average person on the street what IBM does, and you probably won’t get more than a vague answer about “computers.” ...
  73. The Real Secret To Microsoft's Success

    March 20, 2014
    Microsoft is no longer in the raw experimentation stage common to young and growing companies. Rather, its main goal is to ...
  74. e-Commerce Stock Update - March 2014 (pt. 2) - Industry Outlook

    March 6, 2014
    e-Commerce Stock Update - March 2014 (pt. 2) - Industry Outlook
  75. #PreMarket Primer: Friday, February 28: Tension Between Russia ...

    February 28, 2014
    The ongoing problems in Ukraine have begun to reach further than the country’s borders as tension between the West and Russia ...
  76. Earnings in Focus This Week - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 20, 2014
    The focus this week will be on corporate earnings as the 2013 Q4 reporting cycle ramps up, with 69 S&P 500 members are ...
  77. Four Trading Setups To Avoid A Pullback

    January 13, 2014
    Technical lessons from four DJIA stocks that performed poorly in 2013.
  78. Which Dow 'Dogs' Are Poised To Beat The Pack In 2014?

    December 20, 2013
    It's been a good year for stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average, as 28 of the 30 components have risen in ...
  79. The State Of The Tech Titans

    December 4, 2013
    The Technology sector has been a top performer and the only one holding out for a gain over the last week. Here's the outlook ...
  80. The Time Is Right To Buy Hewlett-Packard

    November 28, 2013
    Though it faces many challenges, shares of Hewlett-Packard are too cheap to ignore.
  81. The Common-Size Analysis Of Financial Statements

    November 14, 2013
    Using common-size financial statements helps investors spot trends that a raw financial statement may not uncover.
  82. How Much Exposure to Technology Stocks Should You Have?

    November 12, 2013
    How Much of a Technology-Stocks Exposure Should You Have in your portfolio? Every investor is totally different, in many ...
  83. Microsoft Surprises The Street With Good Earnings

    October 25, 2013
    Microsoft released better-than-expected earnings. Even with the recent run-up, it remains too cheap for investors to ignore. ...
  84. 5 Key Takeaways From IBM's Troubles

    October 18, 2013
    Here's a not-so-bold prediction: IBM (NYSE: IBM) is likely to be the next company in the Dow Jones Industrial Average to ...
  85. Why 'Big Blue' Is Singing The Blues

    October 18, 2013
    International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), long considered by investors to be a calm port in the often-stormy seas of technology, ...
  86. DC Hijinx Cloud Earnings Season - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 16, 2013
    Oh yeah, almost forgot -- earnings season is hitting full throttle this week.
  87. Activist Investors Set Their Sights On Bill Gates

    October 4, 2013
    Activist investors are setting their sites on Bill Gates and want him off of Microsoft's board. Many feel that he hold an ...
  88. 5 Ways to Profit From a CEO's Body Language

    September 25, 2013
    Investors can gain insight into companies by studying the chief executive officers’ body language, specifically examining ...
  89. Salesforce.com Shows Some Reacceleration

    August 30, 2013
    Improved billings growth will cheer the owners of this expensive SaaS leader.
  90. 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
  91. 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
  92. HP Still Looks Cheap, But Execution Issues Are Part Of The Reason ...

    August 22, 2013
    HP still has some significant competitive and strategic problems to sort out
  93. NCR Transforming, But The Street Seems Up To Speed

    August 20, 2013
    NCR is remaking itself as a higher-growth, more competitive company, but the stock has already moved on elevated expectations
  94. NetApp Underwhelms, But Still Looks Undervalued

    August 15, 2013
    NetApp may have disappointed the Street, but the underlying value is sitll pretty interesting.
  95. Why Warren Buffett Hates Gold

    August 15, 2013
    Warren Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A), is currently worth about $44 billion, according to Forbes' ...
  96. Jive Software Worth A Closer Look?

    August 13, 2013
    An execution stumble has slashed Jive's value, but the opportunity is still worthwhile if the company can turn sentiment ...
  97. Fusion-io Tries To Hit Reset, But The Street Will Carry A Grudge

    August 12, 2013
    Fusion-io launches a painful reset, and the Street will need some proof before awarding the company growth multiples again.
  98. The Big Play In Big Data

    August 6, 2013
    Given just how technology oriented our lives are becoming, the amount of data we are creating is staggering. But in that ...
  99. At A Minimum, Amazon Is Consistent

    July 26, 2013
    Amazon continues to see strong revenue growth and improving gross margins, but long-term profitability is still up for intense ...
  100. EMC May Be Stronger Than It Looks

    July 25, 2013
    In-line results may be stronger than they look, and EMC looks seriously undervalued.
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