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  1. 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, ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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&# ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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. ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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. ...
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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.
  39. Celgene Only Getting Started, But The Street's Already Looking ...

    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.
  40. Is Cameron Seeing The Beginning Of The End, Or The End Of The ...

    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.
  41. At A Minimum, Amazon Is Consistent

    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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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
  44. 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 ...
  45. Soda Companies Went Flat In Q2

    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, ...
  46. 3M Okay On Growth, But Margins A Growing Worry

    3M Okay On Growth, But Margins A Growing Worry

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

    Has Facebook Crossed The Mobile Threshold?

    July 25, 2013
    Facebook takes a big step forward with its mobile ad revenue opportunity.
  48. 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 ...
  49. EMC May Be Stronger Than It Looks

    EMC May Be Stronger Than It Looks

    July 25, 2013
    In-line results may be stronger than they look, and EMC looks seriously undervalued.
  50. The Complete History of the SPY

    The Complete History of the SPY

    July 25, 2013
    The S&P 500 SPDR (SPY) is the oldest and best-known exchange-traded fund. Here’s a quick primer on the history ...
  51. Weak Earnings Growth Outside Finance - Earnings Trends

    Weak Earnings Growth Outside Finance - Earnings Trends

    July 25, 2013
    Weak Earnings Growth Outside Finance - Earnings Trends
  52. Bear of the Day: Google (GOOG) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Google (GOOG) - Bear of the Day

    July 25, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Google (GOOG) - Bear of the Day
  53. What's The Glide Path For Apple's Margins?

    What's The Glide Path For Apple's Margins?

    July 24, 2013
    Apple's earnings are a relief, but the long-term margin worries aren't going away
  54. PepsiCo Has Caught Up, Now It Needs To Outperform

    PepsiCo Has Caught Up, Now It Needs To Outperform

    July 24, 2013
    PepsiCo needs better operational execution to deliver more shareholder value.
  55. If Mining Rally is Legitimate, Don't Forget These ETFs

    If Mining Rally is Legitimate, Don't Forget These ETFs

    July 24, 2013
    Traders appear to be taking some profits in gold miners and the corresponding ETFs Wednesday and that is not surprising. ...
  56. Want A Simple, 3-ETF Portfolio? Here Are 25 Of Them

    Want A Simple, 3-ETF Portfolio? Here Are 25 Of Them

    July 24, 2013
    Exchange-traded products have found their way into countless portfolios as investors of all walks have embraced these financial ...
  57. 3-Year Review: Best & Worst ETFs In Each Asset Class

    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 ...
  58. Bear of the Day: Deere (DE) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Deere (DE) - Bear of the Day

    July 24, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Deere (DE) - Bear of the Day
  59. Detroit Makes History. Now What?

    Detroit Makes History. Now What?

    July 23, 2013
    Detroit has assumed its place in US history as the largest-ever municipal bankruptcy. Despite its massive size and the infamy ...
  60. United Technologies Still Has Plenty Of Runway

    United Technologies Still Has Plenty Of Runway

    July 23, 2013
    Defense drags down UTX, but its Otis and CCS that look like the bigger concerns for the long term.
  61. Bill Gross Is Still Bullish On Treasuries

    Bill Gross Is Still Bullish On Treasuries

    July 23, 2013
    Given his impressive track record, when PIMCO’s Bill Gross speaks, investors should listen. The Bond King knows what he is ...
  62. Texas Instruments Just Out Of The Starting Blocks

    Texas Instruments Just Out Of The Starting Blocks

    July 23, 2013
    The recovery is only starting, but TI seems to have significant margin leverage on the way.
  63. Illinois Tool Works Comes Up Short On Growth

    Illinois Tool Works Comes Up Short On Growth

    July 23, 2013
    Underwhelming growth overshadows ongoing progress with margins.
  64. RetailMeNot Jumps 34% In IPO Debut--Should You Buy?

    RetailMeNot Jumps 34% In IPO Debut--Should You Buy?

    July 23, 2013
    RetailMeNot (Nasdaq:SALE) went public July 18 at $21 per share. In its first day of trading its stock gained 32%. Is the ...
  65. Watch Out For Monthly Dividend ETFs

    Watch Out For Monthly Dividend ETFs

    July 23, 2013
    Dividend investing has been a major theme in the ETF world for several years as investors have escaped near zero interest ...
  66. 5 ETFs Getting Crushed By The Surging U.S. Dollar

    5 ETFs Getting Crushed By The Surging U.S. Dollar

    July 23, 2013
    As the U.S. market continues to recover, Ben Bernanke has announced his loose plan to ween the economy off the Federal money ...
  67. Whirlpool Jumps On Earnings Beat: Should You Own Its Stock?

    Whirlpool Jumps On Earnings Beat: Should You Own Its Stock?

    July 22, 2013
    Whirlpool's Q2 adjusted earnings were better than expected sending its stock up more than 7% in heavy trading July 19. If ...
  68. Expectations, Not Operations, Weighing On Halliburton

    Expectations, Not Operations, Weighing On Halliburton

    July 22, 2013
    Halliburton is keeping pace with its siblings, and still looks like a good play on an energy services recovery
  69. McDonald's Has Eased Off, But Hardly Cheap

    McDonald's Has Eased Off, But Hardly Cheap

    July 22, 2013
    A rotation away from consumer stocks is pressuring McDonald's, as is short-term weakness in sales growth.
  70. 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.
  71. 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.
  72. 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.
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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.
  75. Honeywell Rewarding Wall Street's Enthusiasm

    July 22, 2013
    Honeywell outperformed on margins, keeping Wall Street stoked on its potential.
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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
  78. 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 ...
  79. Stryker Seems Back On Track

    July 19, 2013
    Stryker's revenue growth looks fine, but there are still pressures in the end markets.
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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.
  82. 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.
  83. 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. ...
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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
  86. 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
  87. 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 ...
  88. 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 ...
  89. 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.
  90. 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.
  91. 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.
  92. 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.
  93. 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 ...
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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.
  96. 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.
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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.
  99. 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 ...
  100. 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.
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