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  1. 7 ETFs To Be Excited For In 2014

    January 3, 2014
    With 2013 in the books, the ETF industry looks to be gearing up for yet another year of growth and innovation. Last year, ...
  2. 2014 - One Trading Day at a Time - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 2, 2014
    Time to start slowly, and ratchet in our focus.
  3. Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 2, 2014
    Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  4. Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 2, 2014
    Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  5. Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 2, 2014
    Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  6. The Best Performing ETFs of 2013

    January 1, 2014
    This year may have started off on shaky footing as our nation tiptoed near the fiscal cliff, but when we look in the rear ...
  7. Retirement in 2014: It’s Your Number that Counts

    December 31, 2013
    Big numbers capture the headlines – and our attention. Throughout 2013, there has been no shortage of stories about budget ...
  8. ...And a Prosperous New Year to You! - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 31, 2013
    There's no reason to think that any one thing has the power to end this trajectory of firming up the domestic market.
  9. The Worst Performing ETFs of 2013

    December 31, 2013
    Though this year was largely marked by an insatiable bull-run, not every ETF was able to prosper. There were a select few ...
  10. Bear of the Day: Edwards Lifesciences (EW) - Bear of the Day

    December 31, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Edwards Lifesciences (EW) - Bear of the Day
  11. Bull of the Day: Outerwall (OUTR) - Bull of the Day

    December 31, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Outerwall (OUTR) - Bull of the Day
  12. Publishing Industry Stock Update - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    December 30, 2013
    Publishing Industry Stock Update - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  13. Five Ways To Reboot Your Trading In 2014

    December 30, 2013
    It’s almost the New Year, and that means out with the old, in with the new, a new beginning and all of those other clichés ...
  14. 14 Rapid Fire ETF Ideas for 2014

    December 30, 2013
    Major equity indexes kicked off 2013 with a bang as politicians on Capitol Hill steered the nation away from the fiscal cliff ...
  15. Bull of the Day: Kansas City Southern (KSU) - Bull of the Day

    December 30, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Kansas City Southern (KSU) - Bull of the Day
  16. Railroad Industry Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook

    December 27, 2013
    Railroad Industry Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook
  17. Bull of the Day: Tiffany (TIF) - Bull of the Day

    December 27, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Tiffany (TIF) - Bull of the Day
  18. The Rally Continues - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 26, 2013
    Stocks appear in no mood to shift gears from this year's impressive rally.
  19. Looking Back at Our Rapid Fire ETF Ideas for 2013

    December 26, 2013
    As 2012 came to a close last year, we sat down and picked out some of the most promising ETF investments for the coming year. ...
  20. Are Short Sellers Finally Making Headway?

    December 25, 2013
    Short sellers are wrapping up another tough year, as a liquidity-fueled rally has helped to levitate even the most dubious ...
  21. How To Buy Virtually 'Bullet-Proof' Dividend Payers Every Time

    December 25, 2013
    Income investors have two equally important objectives when it comes to investing -- obtaining high amounts of income and ...
  22. ETFdb’s 2013 Holiday Portfolio Recap: XRT, KOL, IYT, CUT, COW

    December 25, 2013
    This year started off on a very strong note after equities exploded out of the gates on Wall Street following the successful ...
  23. Call The Fed's Bluff With These High-Yield Gold Stocks

    December 25, 2013
    The Federal Reserve is trapped and bluffing.While the market worries about the Fed reducing the size of its monthly bond ...
  24. A major election win could finally be the spark that will send Indian equities higher and up their potential. For investors, the time could be right to be on the merging market nation.

    Election News Is A Huge Positive For Indian Equities

    December 24, 2013
    After a few years of disappointment, change may be coming to India. A major election win could finally be the spark that ...
  25. Earn A 4% Yield On Big Oil's Best Kept Secret... At A 15% Discount

    December 24, 2013
    The major oil companies (also known as Supermajors) have long been known for their steady growth and cash flow generating ...
  26. Time To Invest In The Most Hated Country On Earth

    December 24, 2013
    Brazilian stocks are the cheapest they've been in nearly 10 years. The last time they were this cheap, the Bovespa Stock ...
  27. Capital Spending vs. Buybacks - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 24, 2013
    If the Durable Goods report is a sign of things to come, then it would be a material improvement in the economic outlook.
  28. Profit From A 'Miracle Substance' With This Beaten-Down Stock

    December 24, 2013
    The average Internet user's attention span is shorter than that of a goldfish.​It's been estimated that Internet users have ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. This Company Is Riding A Powerful Trend Into 2014

    December 23, 2013
    Trend following is a time-honored investing method.​Many investors erroneously believe trend following simply means following ...
  31. For The Struggling Commodities Sector, 2014 Promises More Hardship

    December 23, 2013
    Following the basic rules of supply and demand can yield winning investment strategies -- regardless of the industry.​Of ...
  32. Why 2014 Could Be Tough For Commodity Investors

    December 23, 2013
    Following the basic rules of supply and demand can yield winning investment strategies -- regardless of the industry.​Of ...
  33. Google Has A Stake In This High-Tech Partner -- Should You?

    December 23, 2013
    I was one of the lucky few to be chosen by Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) to be a beta tester for the revolutionary Google Glass product.​Glass ...
  34. Barron's Recap: Bad, Bad Wolf

    December 23, 2013
    This weekend in Barron's online: a look at Martin Scorsese's new movie. Also, the prospects for American Tower, ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. The Worry-Free Options Strategy With A Perfect Record

    December 20, 2013
    The S&P 500 has been on fire in 2013 -- up an impressive 30%.But the question I'm getting the most from readers right ...
  37. Should We Fear Bond Vigilantes? - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 20, 2013
    Stocks can???t continue to move higher in the face of
  38. 7 Articles ETF Investors Must Read: 12/20

    December 20, 2013
    All eyes were on the Federal Reserve this week after the central bank announced that it would begin tapering its bond-buying ...
  39. WisdomTree Launches 6 New ETFs (USDU, AGZD, AGND, HYZD, HYND, ...

    December 20, 2013
    It’s been an up and down week on Wall Street, as investors turned their attention to the Federal Reserve’s policy ...
  40. Bull of the Day: KKR & Co. (KKR) - Bull of the Day

    December 20, 2013
    Bull of the Day: KKR & Co. (KKR) - Bull of the Day
  41. What Did 2013 Mean for Fixed Income Markets?

    December 19, 2013
    It’s scorecard time again – time to see how 2013 market predictions panned out. Matt Tucker takes a look back to see how ...
  42. Big Value And Yields Up To 7% In This Real Estate Niche

    December 19, 2013
    For developers of campus housing, the corks are going back on the champagne bottles.​Shares of EdR (NYSE: EDR) (formerly ...
  43. With Campus REITs In Freefall, Which Holds The Best Value?

    December 19, 2013
    For developers of campus housing, the corks are going back on the champagne bottles.​Shares of EdR (NYSE: EDR) (formerly ...
  44. There’s no doubt about it. The world is facing a water crisis. However, for forward thinking investors, that could mean a huge opportunity.

    Water-Related Investments Are Making A Splash

    December 19, 2013
    There’s no doubt about it. The world is facing a water crisis. However, for forward thinking investors, that could mean a ...
  45. Buffett's Right-Hand Man Has Been Loading Up On This Stock For ...

    December 19, 2013
    A long time ago, I learned that style counts for absolutely zero points in investing. Investing is all about results.​Borrowing ...
  46.  Goldman Sach’s has unveiled its latest list of profitable trades for 2014.

    How To Play Goldman Sach’s Top Trades For 2014

    December 19, 2013
    With 2014 quickly approaching, Goldman Sach’s has unveiled its latest list of profitable trades for the new year. While they ...
  47. The Only Safe Way To Buy A Stock Yielding 17%

    December 19, 2013
    If you're a long-time reader of StreetAuthority, you know by now that we rarely recommend stocks with yields higher than ...
  48. What Follows the Taper Rally? - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 19, 2013
    As the dust begins to settle on the Fed outlook, the stock market will likely take its cues from the bond market.
  49. The Best Emerging Market For The Next Decade

    December 19, 2013
    I recently posed a hard-to-answer question: Where will next year's top-performing markets be?To answer that question, you ...
  50. This Is The Best Emerging Market For The Next Decade

    December 19, 2013
    I recently posed a hard-to-answer question: Where will next year's top-performing markets be?To answer that question, you ...
  51. The Best and Worst Performing Dividend ETFs of 2013

    December 19, 2013
    2013 was another year full of record-low interest rates, prompting income investors to turn their attention elsewhere. For ...
  52. Aerospace & Defense Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook

    December 19, 2013
    Aerospace & Defense Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook
  53. Bull of the Day: TravelCenters (TA) - Bull of the Day

    December 19, 2013
    Bull of the Day: TravelCenters (TA) - Bull of the Day
  54. My Favorite Buyback Stock Has 50% Upside

    December 18, 2013
    In a bid to curry favor with investors, some companies overhype seemingly trivial business developments. The daily business ...
  55. Taper: Will They or Wouldn't They? - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 18, 2013
    It???s all about the Fed today, with the central bank???s Taper decision expected to be a close one.
  56. This Trillion-Dollar Catalyst Could Re-Energize GE

    December 18, 2013
    General Electric (NYSE: GE) has taken its share of knocks over the years for lacking vision and its focus on short-term performance.That ...
  57. Best and Worst Sector ETFs of 2013

    December 18, 2013
    This year shaped up to be quite kind to investors, as bullish forces prevailed despite a number of bumps in the road. 2013 ...
  58. Bull of the Day: Towers Watson (TW) - Bull of the Day

    December 18, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Towers Watson (TW) - Bull of the Day
  59. How to Profit From A Red-Hot IPO Market

    December 17, 2013
    Across the country, investment bankers are catching up on their sleep. They've been remarkably busy helping a stunning number ...
  60. The Income Loophole That Could Secure Your Retirement

    December 17, 2013
    The 30-year Treasury is quite possibly the worst investment option out there right now... even your Uncle Dave's coin and ...
  61. This Tech Stock Is Trading Deep In Value Territory

    December 17, 2013
    We live in the era of technology. Whether you work from home or corporate America, you rely on modern technology to allow ...
  62. This Off-The-Radar Fund Pays A 4.5% Yield

    December 17, 2013
    Wall Street is famous for creating new products. Sometimes, these products prove to be disastrous, like derivatives on subprime ...
  63. Bear of the Day: Express (EXPR) - Bear of the Day

    December 17, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Express (EXPR) - Bear of the Day
  64. Get A 9% Yield While You Wait For This Unloved Oil Stock To Pop

    December 16, 2013
    There are many different approaches that an investor can use to succeed. The key is to find the approach that works for you.​Personally, ...
  65. With a new year approaching, things may be turning around for Asia’s dominant economic force.

    Load Up On Chinese Stocks For 2014

    December 16, 2013
    China hasn’t exactly lived up to its promise over the past few years. However, recent economic data is pointing in the right ...
  66. Forget Nike: Get 30% Upside With This Apparel 'Startup' Instead

    December 16, 2013
    Technology is all around us and in everything: our homes, cars, offices -- and even in our clothing.Apparel companies are ...
  67. Best & Worst Bond ETFs of 2013

    December 16, 2013
    2013 has been a somewhat volatile year for the fixed income market, as investors continue to weigh the current low interest ...
  68. This International Stock Offers An 11% Yield And 45% Upside

    December 16, 2013
    I've always loved telco stocks.As investors, we're told to train ourselves to look at stocks rationally and to remove emotion ...
  69. Are These Market Indicators Signaling Trouble Ahead?

    December 16, 2013
    With just a couple of weeks left in the year, the stampeding bull is starting to wheeze.​Ever since investors celebrated ...
  70. Are These 3 Market Indicators Signaling Trouble Ahead?

    December 16, 2013
    With just a couple of weeks left in the year, the stampeding bull is starting to wheeze.​Ever since investors celebrated ...
  71. Bull of the Day: Delta Airlines (DAL) - Bull of the Day

    December 16, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Delta Airlines (DAL) - Bull of the Day
  72. While it may seem like something out of a Star Trek or Jetsons’ episode, the concept of pressing a button and getting an object out a machine is quickly becoming science fact. 3-D printing is here and it’s getting quite popular with manufacturing firms and soon it will be in our homes.

    The 3-D Printers Are Just Getting Started

    December 13, 2013
    3-D printing could be one of the most game changing technological advanced in a long time. For early investors, that could ...
  73. 2 Dividend Payers To Buy In A 'Left For Dead' Sector

    December 13, 2013
    It's interesting how movies can be strangely prescient.​For example, take George Romero's campy 1978 horror thriller, "Dawn ...
  74. UBS Launches Leveraged Closed-End Fund ETF (CEFL)

    December 13, 2013
    Though U.S. equities started the week on a positive note, profit-taking pressures quickly set in following the S&P 5 ...
  75. Preparing for 2014? BlackRock’s “The List” Can Help

    December 12, 2013
    As 2013 draws to a close, you may be wondering what to expect in the year ahead, and how to prepare your portfolio accordingly. ...
  76. MasterCard Split Entices New Shareholders

    December 12, 2013
    MasterCard has been on a tear this year with a 49.65% run-up in its share price before it announced after trading hours Tuesday ...
  77. The Fed’s impending actions with regards to its QE program can cause some unpleasant side effects for fixed income seekers.

    Three Ways To Play Bonds In 2014

    December 12, 2013
    The New Year promises one certainty in the bond market and that’s the Fed will finally begin its taper and end its bond-buying ...
  78. Walter Energy Leads Short Interest Trend In Coal (JRCC, WLB, ...

    December 12, 2013
    The short interest in leading coal-related stocks largely grew between the November 15 and November 29 settlement dates, ...
  79. How We Made 20.5% In 3 Months With Carl Icahn

    December 12, 2013
    Legendary investor Carl Icahn recently added a "sizable position" of Apple to his $16 billion holding company -- Icahn Enterprises.Since ...
  80. Taper Hurdle for Santa Clause Rally - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 12, 2013
    It may be premature to write-off the market's seasonal bounce this year, but renewed Taper fears have emerged as a potent ...
  81. The Best Way To Profit From China's Amazing Internet Boom

    December 12, 2013
    The most successful investors on Earth all share a common trait: the ability to see and act on long-term trends.While the ...
  82. Market Vectors Completes Fund Conversion: EM Aggregate Bond ETF ...

    December 12, 2013
    Equity markets continue to oscillate this week as an upward bias mixed with uncertainty ahead of the highly anticipated FOMC ...
  83. This Stock Combines Safety, A 5% Yield And 30% Upside

    December 12, 2013
    Look over a typical dividend investor portfolio, and you'll probably find the usual utility stock suspects: Southern Co. ...
  84. Chart Shows This Casino Stock Is Set For A Double-Digit Pop

    December 12, 2013
    One thing about the stock market is that it is never boring.Just last month, casino operator Wynn Resorts (Nasdaq: WYNN) ...
  85. Bull of the Day: SouFun (SFUN) - Bull of the Day

    December 12, 2013
    Bull of the Day: SouFun (SFUN) - Bull of the Day
  86. This $200 Billion Hedge Fund Is Big On These 2 Stocks -- Are ...

    December 11, 2013
    I'm often asked how I come up with a consistent stream of investment ideas. There is really no single answer to this question.I ...
  87. Checking in on 2012′s Best and Worst Performers

    December 11, 2013
    In the spirit of recapping the highlights and lowlights on Wall Street as 2013 draws to a close, today we’re taking ...
  88. The Best Ways To Profit From Undervalued International Markets ...

    December 11, 2013
    Buying value is an investment philosophy that works. To benefit from a value strategy, investors have to decide on a definition ...
  89. Bubble Watch: The Valuation & Sentiment Signs to Look For

    December 10, 2013
    Worried that the U.S. market is about to tilt into bubble territory? Though Russ doesn’t believe that U.S. equities are in ...
  90. The recent bullish jobs report, along with factors have made the ownership of office buildings a potential growth engine once again.

    Finally Some Bullish News For Commercial Real Estate

    December 10, 2013
    For the office REITs, the recent bullish jobs news could finally be the sign for the sectors return to glory. For investors, ...
  91. 4 Stocks Under $10 To Target In 2014

    December 10, 2013
    ​I like to track all the stocks I write about, maintaining watch lists by various categories. One of my favorite categories, ...
  92. The Timeless Investment Every Serious Portfolio Should Have

    December 10, 2013
    Saddled with a pile of debt and a looming war with England, France was in desperate need of cash in 1803. So Napoleon took ...
  93. Profit From 'The Rebirth Of Retail Investing' With This Stock

    December 10, 2013
    The S&P 500 Index's 28% return this year has come as a big surprise to even the most bullish investors.​But in spite ...
  94. Here's How To Profit From The European Rebound

    December 10, 2013
    I am convinced that 2014 will go down in history as the year the European economy rose from the ashes. ​Many nations in the ...
  95. The Safest Way To Profit From The European Rebound

    December 10, 2013
    I am convinced that 2014 will go down in history as the year the European economy rose from the ashes. ​Many nations in the ...
  96. The Most Successful New ETFs of 2013

    December 10, 2013
    The big story for 2013 has been the relentless bull market that has pushed markets to continually hit new highs. The positive ...
  97. Bull of the Day: Orient Express (OEH) - Bull of the Day

    December 10, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Orient Express (OEH) - Bull of the Day
  98. Airline Industry Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook

    December 10, 2013
    Airline Industry Stock Outlook - Dec 2013 - Industry Outlook
  99. The Best Ways To Profit From Bankruptcies

    December 9, 2013
    With the U.S. economy a half-decade removed from its last recession, there are relatively few bankruptcies these days. But ...
  100. The Best Opportunity To Profit From Gold In 15 Years

    December 9, 2013
    After steadily returning an average of 18% a year for the past decade, gold is headed for its first annual loss since 20 ...
  101. To Taper or Not To Taper... - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 9, 2013
    We may be beginning to embark on a new, somewhat dangerous, period of "newslessness."
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