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  1. Exchange Traded Concepts Files First “Robot” ETF; ALPS Plans ...

    Exchange Traded Concepts Files First “Robot” ETF; ALPS Plans ...

    August 9, 2013
    U.S. equity markets have taken somewhat of a breather these last few weeks, as investors turned their attention to looming ...
  2. U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Aug. 2013 - Industry Outlook

    U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Aug. 2013 - Industry Outlook

    August 9, 2013
    U.S. Banks Stock Outlook - Aug. 2013 - Industry Outlook
  3. Friday’s ETF Chart To Watch: EWC Nears Resistance Ahead Of Jobs ...

    Friday’s ETF Chart To Watch: EWC Nears Resistance Ahead Of Jobs ...

    August 9, 2013
    U.S. stocks entered into green territory on Thursday after enduring a two day profit taking wave on Wall Street. The bulls ...
  4. Novo Nordisk Getting Its Trial By Fire

    Novo Nordisk Getting Its Trial By Fire

    August 8, 2013
    Novo Nordisk is facing more challenges than it has in a while, but the growth remains strong.
  5. Transocean Still Has Plenty To Prove, But The Valuation Isn't ...

    Transocean Still Has Plenty To Prove, But The Valuation Isn't ...

    August 8, 2013
    Today's Transocean isn't the Transocean of years past, but it still looks undervalued on its own merits.
  6. These 'Hated' Stocks Have Staged A Remarkable Comeback. Can The ...

    These 'Hated' Stocks Have Staged A Remarkable Comeback. Can The ...

    August 8, 2013
    What do Warren Buffett and Sir John Templeton have in common? They both made billions by following one simple maxim: Find ...
  7. Groupon Takes Another Step Forward

    Groupon Takes Another Step Forward

    August 8, 2013
    Groupon's new model appears to be reviving billings and investor enthusiasm.
  8. Global X Launches Cheapest MLP ETF Yet (MLPX)

    Global X Launches Cheapest MLP ETF Yet (MLPX)

    August 8, 2013
    The bears are back on Wall Street as recent commentary from several Fed officials has served to remind investors that policymakers ...
  9. Facebook (FB) Finally Above IPO Price; ETFs That Have Endured ...

    Facebook (FB) Finally Above IPO Price; ETFs That Have Endured ...

    August 8, 2013
    The Facebook IPO on May 18th, 2012 was chaotic, to say the least. Between the Nasdaq failing to control the flood of trades ...
  10. How To Reduce Your Risk With Leveraged ETFs Using Options

    How To Reduce Your Risk With Leveraged ETFs Using Options

    August 8, 2013
    Leveraged ETFs have become very popular among active traders looking to increase their exposure to a given index without ...
  11. Making A Play With Currency ETFs

    Making A Play With Currency ETFs

    August 7, 2013
    For investors looking for alternatives for their portfolios, currency remains a compelling addition. The exchange-traded ...
  12. A Little Noise In Disney Earnings Shouldn't Matter Much

    A Little Noise In Disney Earnings Shouldn't Matter Much

    August 7, 2013
    There was a little noise in this quarter at Disney, but it doesn't change the long-term story
  13. Parker Hannifin Skids, But Conditions May Be Bottoming

    Parker Hannifin Skids, But Conditions May Be Bottoming

    August 7, 2013
    Parker Hannifin's disappointing fourth quarter may have investors re-examining their expectations for a big industrial rebound. ...
  14. Expectations Seem To Be A Bigger Problem For Emerson

    Expectations Seem To Be A Bigger Problem For Emerson

    August 7, 2013
    Emerson's performance continues to run against the high expectations for the company.
  15. ADM Offsetting Weak Volume With Strong Ethanol

    ADM Offsetting Weak Volume With Strong Ethanol

    August 7, 2013
    Investors are already looking to 2014, and taking ADM's shares with them.
  16. Hologic Struggling To Find A New Path

    Hologic Struggling To Find A New Path

    August 7, 2013
    Hologic is struggling to become a growth company again, and the new CEO may find his options limited.
  17. A Huge Opportunity In Fertilizer Stocks

    A Huge Opportunity In Fertilizer Stocks

    August 7, 2013
    While the Belarusian Potash Company (BPC) cartel’s break-up shook the entire fertilizer industry, the long term picture is ...
  18. Tyson Foods Continues To Leverage Strong Margins In Proteins

    Tyson Foods Continues To Leverage Strong Margins In Proteins

    August 7, 2013
    Tyson goes from strength to strength with good margins, pricing, and volumes in the fiscal third quarter.
  19. Global Giant HSBC Still An Attractive Story

    Global Giant HSBC Still An Attractive Story

    August 7, 2013
    HSBC continues to post quality numbers in a low rate environment.
  20. Bank Of England Follows Bernanke And Adopts Explicit Rate Guidance

    Bank Of England Follows Bernanke And Adopts Explicit Rate Guidance

    August 7, 2013
    Early Wednesday, the Bank of England, led by Governor Mark Carney, formally adopted forward rate guidance. The BoE became ...
  21. Weight Watchers Goes On A Diet--Time To Buy?

    Weight Watchers Goes On A Diet--Time To Buy?

    August 7, 2013
    Weight Watchers stock hit a 52-week low August 2 on dismal second-quarter results. The weight-loss company faces increased ...
  22. Societe Generale Continues To Clean Up Its Act

    Societe Generale Continues To Clean Up Its Act

    August 7, 2013
    Once left for dead, SocGen is very much alive and doing better than analyts expected
  23. Taper Fears Aren't Causing It - Ahead of Wall Street

    Taper Fears Aren't Causing It - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 7, 2013
    Hard to claim that Taper isn't priced in already given how far interest rates have moved already.
  24. 3-Year Review: Best & Worst ETFs Across The Globe

    3-Year Review: Best & Worst ETFs Across The Globe

    August 7, 2013
    In recent years, bullish momentum has been an undeniable force on Wall Street. Across the globe, however, this has not necessarily ...
  25. Bull of the Day: Lithia Motors (LAD) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Lithia Motors (LAD) - Bull of the Day

    August 7, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Lithia Motors (LAD) - Bull of the Day
  26. Airline Industry Stock Outlook - Aug. 2013 - Industry Outlook

    Airline Industry Stock Outlook - Aug. 2013 - Industry Outlook

    August 6, 2013
    Airline Industry Stock Outlook - Aug. 2013 - Industry Outlook
  27. Eaton's Conservatism Clashes With Street's Enthusiasm

    Eaton's Conservatism Clashes With Street's Enthusiasm

    August 6, 2013
    Eaton's cautious outlook clashes with Wall Street's desire for a strong rebound in the second half.
  28. Chevron Disappoints, But Offers A Little Value

    Chevron Disappoints, But Offers A Little Value

    August 6, 2013
    Chevron's refining performance was poor, but the company's overall relative performance is quite a bit better.
  29. Will Less Scarcity Value Harm Whole Foods?

    Will Less Scarcity Value Harm Whole Foods?

    August 6, 2013
    Whole Foods continues to operate at a level well above other grocery retailers.
  30. Can Sanofi Investors Just Blame It On Rio?

    Can Sanofi Investors Just Blame It On Rio?

    August 6, 2013
    Can Sanofi Investors Just Blame It On Rio? By Stephen D. Simpson, CFA Sanofi (NYSE: SNY) was supposed to be a relatively ...
  31. The Big Play In Big Data

    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 ...
  32. Wall Street All In On Kraft's Improvement Potential

    Wall Street All In On Kraft's Improvement Potential

    August 6, 2013
    Kraft has the quality, but Wall Street's cheering section has the stock trading at fair value.
  33. Apollo Hits A Home Run With Sprouts IPO

    Apollo Hits A Home Run With Sprouts IPO

    August 6, 2013
    Alternative asset manager Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO) took Phoenix-based Sprouts Farmers Markets (Nasdaq:SFM) public ...
  34. 6 ETFs Up After Earnings Season

    6 ETFs Up After Earnings Season

    August 6, 2013
    Wall Street analysts had low expectations for the second quarter earnings season results, but is coming out of it with more ...
  35. Tuesday’s ETF Chart To Watch: EWA In Focus After Aussie Rate ...

    Tuesday’s ETF Chart To Watch: EWA In Focus After Aussie Rate ...

    August 6, 2013
    Investors kicked off the trading week on a bearish note as profit taking pressures swept in following the markets’ ...
  36. Daily ETF Roundup: Markets Come Down, PBW And IYZ Rise

    Daily ETF Roundup: Markets Come Down, PBW And IYZ Rise

    August 5, 2013
    U.S. equities took a step back from the recent euphoric highs for a slow day on the market following less than amazing earnings ...
  37. Another New High In Stocks As Economic Concerns Grow

    Another New High In Stocks As Economic Concerns Grow

    August 5, 2013
    Stock prices reached new highs last week as headlines warned of a weak economy. This might be an illustration of the old ...
  38. 10 Numbers That Explain This Bull Market -- And Where It's Heading

    10 Numbers That Explain This Bull Market -- And Where It's Heading

    August 5, 2013
    After the markets steadily fell over the second half of 2008, the first trading day of 2009 brought a dose of investor optimism, ...
  39. First Trust Rolls Out Managed Futures Fund (FMF)

    First Trust Rolls Out Managed Futures Fund (FMF)

    August 5, 2013
    Amid the calm trading environment, several issuers beefed up their product lineups last week, including the launch of the ...
  40. Earnings Expectations For The Week Of August 5

    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 ...
  41. Seven Dividend-Paying Financial Stocks Analysts Are Bullish On

    Seven Dividend-Paying Financial Stocks Analysts Are Bullish On

    August 4, 2013
    Markets have been hitting new highs and the unemployment rate has ticked down. Despite the uncertainty about when the Fed&# ...
  42. Williams Companies And Other MLPs Favored by Credit Suisse

    Williams Companies And Other MLPs Favored by Credit Suisse

    August 2, 2013
    A new report from Credit Suisse not only recommends buying shares, but also increased the firm's price targets on some ...
  43. These Companies Are Scrambling To Buy Back $20 Billion In Stock

    These Companies Are Scrambling To Buy Back $20 Billion In Stock

    August 2, 2013
    As earnings season reaches the halfway point, we're once again seeing stunningly large share buyback announcements.Yet ...
  44. Bull of the Day: Alliance Fiber Optic (AFOP) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Alliance Fiber Optic (AFOP) - Bull of the Day

    August 2, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Alliance Fiber Optic (AFOP) - Bull of the Day
  45. 3 Reasons Silver Is Not the Same As Gold

    3 Reasons Silver Is Not the Same As Gold

    August 1, 2013
    In recent weeks, many investors reluctant to add to their gold positions are asking me if they would be better off getting ...
  46. Wall Street Largely Shrugs Off Weak Refining At Exxon Mobil

    Wall Street Largely Shrugs Off Weak Refining At Exxon Mobil

    August 1, 2013
    Exxon misses big on refining, but the market isn't likely to care very much about that.
  47. The Street Has Caught Covidien

    The Street Has Caught Covidien

    August 1, 2013
    Covidien's quality isn't the issue, but Wall Street's love for it may be.
  48. Kellogg Reports Unimpressive Earnings

    Kellogg Reports Unimpressive Earnings

    August 1, 2013
    Kellogg's weak volume is concerning as Wall Street looks for a big second half.
  49. Weatherford Burning Through Its Benefits Of The Doubt

    Weatherford Burning Through Its Benefits Of The Doubt

    August 1, 2013
    Weatherford posts a significant operating miss, and needs to get better soon
  50. Imagine The Upside If Facebook Solved Its Biggest Problem

    Imagine The Upside If Facebook Solved Its Biggest Problem

    August 1, 2013
    Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) jumped to over $34 last week, marking the first time since its IPO that the stock has traded that high. ...
  51. VelocityShares Rolls Out Risk-Weighted ETF (ERW)

    VelocityShares Rolls Out Risk-Weighted ETF (ERW)

    August 1, 2013
    Stocks responded with a last hour sell-off to yesterday’s FOMC announcement, yet again signaling uncertainty about ...
  52. Bull of the Day: Gap (GPS) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Gap (GPS) - Bull of the Day

    August 1, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Gap (GPS) - Bull of the Day
  53. Daily ETF Roundup: Stocks Close Mixed, IEO And IGV Rise

    Daily ETF Roundup: Stocks Close Mixed, IEO And IGV Rise

    July 31, 2013
    U.S. equities finished the session narrowly mixed, closing out the rather lackluster month of July. At today’s highly ...
  54. Saks Accepts $16 - Is That Enough?

    Saks Accepts $16 - Is That Enough?

    July 31, 2013
    Saks announced July 29 that it was accepting the Hudson's Bay Company's $2.9 billion dollar acquisition offer. Bringing Saks ...
  55. After A Sharp Pullback, Is Allergan Pretty Enough?

    After A Sharp Pullback, Is Allergan Pretty Enough?

    July 31, 2013
    Down on fears about generics and the pipeline, the Street may be underestimating Allergan
  56. Is Cummins Building For Bigger Things?

    Is Cummins Building For Bigger Things?

    July 31, 2013
    Cummins is navigating the slowdown well, but calculating the future growth is no simple task
  57. Does Amgen Deserve To Be Part Of The Biotech Bull Run?

    Does Amgen Deserve To Be Part Of The Biotech Bull Run?

    July 31, 2013
    Amgen is beating growth targets today, but fears about generics and a dull pipeline concern investors.
  58. If Alcatel Can Keep This Up, The Turnaround Can Work

    If Alcatel Can Keep This Up, The Turnaround Can Work

    July 31, 2013
    Alcatel's latest turnaround is off to a good start, and stronger edge routing and 100G should help.
  59. The Biggest Risk For Gold And Commodity Investors In 2013

    The Biggest Risk For Gold And Commodity Investors In 2013

    July 31, 2013
    A few years after the global economy emerged from the economic crisis of 2008, commodity prices began to surge, thanks to ...
  60. GDP + ADP = Fed Taper - Ahead of Wall Street

    GDP + ADP = Fed Taper - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 31, 2013
    The Fed may not show its hand today, but these reports indicate that 'Taper' should be coming in the next few months.
  61. Ask The Expert: When Is The Best Time Of Year To Invest?

    Ask The Expert: When Is The Best Time Of Year To Invest?

    July 31, 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. ...
  62. ETF Plays As The End Of QE Nears

    ETF Plays As The End Of QE Nears

    July 31, 2013
    Investors have been enjoying a stimulus fueled rally on Wall Street and their concerns about the end of this historically ...
  63. 3-Year Review: Best & Worst ETFs In Each Sector

    3-Year Review: Best & Worst ETFs In Each Sector

    July 31, 2013
    In the last few years, investors have slowly found their way back to equity markets as more lucrative opportunities continue ...
  64. Wednesday’s ETF Chart To Watch: DIA In Spotlight With GDP Data

    Wednesday’s ETF Chart To Watch: DIA In Spotlight With GDP Data

    July 31, 2013
    Stocks inched higher on Tuesday following Monday’s rather weak start to the trading week, as investors geared up for ...
  65. Q&A: Dividend Strategies as Rates Rise

    Q&A: Dividend Strategies as Rates Rise

    July 30, 2013
    Since interest rates began rising earlier this summer, some market watchers have been declaring the dividend trade a thing ...
  66. Cubist Announces Acquisitions of Trius Therapeutics and Optimer ...

    Cubist Announces Acquisitions of Trius Therapeutics and Optimer ...

    July 30, 2013
    After the close Tuesday, Cubist Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: OPTR) for a combined total potential value of $1.619 billion if ...
  67. Daily ETF Roundup: MOO Tumbles After Russian Potash News, VOX ...

    Daily ETF Roundup: MOO Tumbles After Russian Potash News, VOX ...

    July 30, 2013
    Most U.S. equities ended narrowly mixed today, though technology stocks charged higher, as investors digested a mixed bag ...
  68. Better Margins Can't Hide Merck's Growth Challenges

    Better Margins Can't Hide Merck's Growth Challenges

    July 30, 2013
    Merck's near-term growth is looking weak, but margin improvements and an underestimated pipeline could offer upside.
  69. Pfizer Looking A Little Tired

    Pfizer Looking A Little Tired

    July 30, 2013
    Pfizer gets a boost from better margins, but the growth outlook is pretty feeble.
  70. BRF S.A. Serves Up A Feast For Investors

    BRF S.A. Serves Up A Feast For Investors

    July 30, 2013
    Strong margin improvements boost results even as domestic demand comes under pressure.
  71. Boeing's Strong Earnings: Time To Buy?

    Boeing's Strong Earnings: Time To Buy?

    July 30, 2013
    Boeing's second-quarter earnings were very strong causing it to raise its 2013 guidance. However, nagging problems continue ...
  72. Which Is The Best Emerging Market ETF For You?

    Which Is The Best Emerging Market ETF For You?

    July 30, 2013
    Emerging markets have captivated investors for almost a decade, from back when developed markets became a yield-barren investment. ...
  73. Bull of the Day: Syntel (SYNT) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Syntel (SYNT) - Bull of the Day

    July 30, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Syntel (SYNT) - Bull of the Day
  74. Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - July/Aug 2013 - Industry Outlook

    Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - July/Aug 2013 - Industry Outlook

    July 30, 2013
    Pharma & Biotech Stock Outlook - July/Aug 2013 - Industry Outlook
  75. Daily ETF Roundup: BJK Slumps After Wynn Resorts Earnings, XLE ...

    Daily ETF Roundup: BJK Slumps After Wynn Resorts Earnings, XLE ...

    July 29, 2013
    Wall Street started off the week on a sour note as investors remained cautious ahead of a slew of economic news slated for ...
  76. America Movil Sees An Uptick, But Strategy Still Uncertain

    America Movil Sees An Uptick, But Strategy Still Uncertain

    July 29, 2013
    America Movil reports a better quarter, but stokes investor worries about its long-term investment strategies
  77. Fear Dominating The Broadcom Story

    Fear Dominating The Broadcom Story

    July 29, 2013
    Broadcom has been hammered on market share worries, but the long-term impact may not be so severe
  78. Markets Playing Tetherball With F5 Networks

    Markets Playing Tetherball With F5 Networks

    July 29, 2013
    Even after a big beat, F5 doesn't look fairly valued yet.
  79. Roche Delivering Leverage, But Still Needs Diversification

    Roche Delivering Leverage, But Still Needs Diversification

    July 29, 2013
    If Roche can balance out its sales mix, the long-term value could be quite compelling at present prices.
  80. The Top 10 Financial Tweets For Monday, July 29

    The Top 10 Financial Tweets For Monday, July 29

    July 29, 2013
    There are millions of tweets written every day. Benzinga sifts through the maelstrom of information to find the ten best ...
  81. Tentative Market Ahead of the Fed, GDP, and Jobs - Ahead of Wall ...

    Tentative Market Ahead of the Fed, GDP, and Jobs - Ahead of Wall ...

    July 29, 2013
    The market is expected to remain tentative ahead of the Fed meeting, GDP report and jobs reading this week.
  82. 3 Active ETFs Beating The Market

    3 Active ETFs Beating The Market

    July 29, 2013
    Though there have been some bumps in the road, 2013 has been a year of smooth sailing for investors as bullish momentum continues ...
  83. What Is The Barron’s 400 Index And How Does It Work?

    What Is The Barron’s 400 Index And How Does It Work?

    July 29, 2013
    In the ETF industry’s relatively short history, investors have witnessed a slew of one-of-a-kind products hit the Streets; ...
  84. Bull of the Day: Tesla Motors (TSLA) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Tesla Motors (TSLA) - Bull of the Day

    July 29, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Tesla Motors (TSLA) - Bull of the Day
  85. Short Sellers Still Like Real Goods Solar (FSLR, RSOL, SUNE)

    Short Sellers Still Like Real Goods Solar (FSLR, RSOL, SUNE)

    July 26, 2013
    Among U.S. solar-related stocks, First Solar (NASDAQ: SUNE) saw the most significant swings in short interest in the most ...
  86. Starbucks Shows Why It's Starbucks

    Starbucks Shows Why It's Starbucks

    July 26, 2013
    Starbucks Shows Why It's Starbucks by Stephen D. Simpson, CFA Alright, Will Ashworth, you win this round! One quarter ...
  87. Time To Get Defensive With ETFs

    Time To Get Defensive With ETFs

    July 26, 2013
    With some storm clouds beginning to form over the global economy, investors may want to consider thinking about moving some ...
  88. Wall Street Happy To Hum La AbbVie En Rose

    Wall Street Happy To Hum La AbbVie En Rose

    July 26, 2013
    AbbVie's pipeline is better than some think, but valuation is no particular bargain right now.
  89. Celgene Only Getting Started, But The Street's Already Looking ...

    July 26, 2013
    Biotech valuations are into the nose-bleed zone, but Celgene continues to execute very well.
  90. Is Cameron Seeing The Beginning Of The End, Or The End Of The ...

    July 26, 2013
    Cameron's miss puts credibility and execution risk on the table, but a large opportunity is still out there.
  91. 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 ...
  92. Don't Make This Investment Choice Before Reading This First

    Don't Make This Investment Choice Before Reading This First

    July 26, 2013
    When I first decided that these super-popular investments might have a place in my portfolio, I spent about six months learning ...
  93. Semiconductor ETFs Battle for Inflows: SOXX vs. SMH

    Semiconductor ETFs Battle for Inflows: SOXX vs. SMH

    July 26, 2013
    While overseas demand has increased, the chip industry has yet to fully regain the ground U.S. markets lost during the recent ...
  94. Bull of the Day: Visteon (VC) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Visteon (VC) - Bull of the Day

    July 26, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Visteon (VC) - Bull of the Day
  95. WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Dividend Growth Fund (DGRS) Starts Trading

    WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Dividend Growth Fund (DGRS) Starts Trading

    July 26, 2013
    Profit-taking pressures have begun to creep onto Wall Street as earnings euphoria has bolstered major equity indexes to all-time ...
  96. Soda Companies Went Flat In Q2

    July 25, 2013
    Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) and Dr. Pepper Snapple (NYSE:DPS) all sold less soda in the second quarter. Which, ...
  97. ABB Gets Dinged On Orders, But Is It Timing Or Something Worse?

    July 25, 2013
    Weak orders are a growing worry for ABB's growth thesis.
  98. 3M Okay On Growth, But Margins A Growing Worry

    July 25, 2013
    Another margin miss should make investors question 3M's valuation .
  99. Has Facebook Crossed The Mobile Threshold?

    July 25, 2013
    Facebook takes a big step forward with its mobile ad revenue opportunity.
  100. The 10 Best Financial Tweets For Thursday, July 25

    The 10 Best Financial Tweets For Thursday, July 25

    July 25, 2013
    There are millions of tweets written every day. Benzinga sifts through the maelstrom of information to find the ten best ...
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