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  1. The World Of Commodities Outside Energy And Gold

    June 22, 2010
    Commodities are quickly becoming a more important part of investors' overall portfolios, but most allocation is spread among ...
  2. Four Gaming Companies With Intriguing Shareholders

    June 17, 2010
    I'm not a big gambler, but these four companies are intriguing because of their major investors.
  3. Satellite Phones Head Into Orbit

    June 10, 2010
    Satellite phones are far from gone, as a $3 billion contract awarded last week indicates.
  4. The Silver Standard

    June 4, 2010
    Gold is getting all the attention as sovereign debt problems plague the market, but silver’s industrial usage should make ...
  5. New Tensions May Benefit Defense Contractors

    May 25, 2010
    With the U.S.'s increasing tensions with Iran, some big defense contractors may see their stock prices rise.
  6. All That Glitters Is NOT Gold

    May 5, 2010
    Gold is not the only precious metal option for investors. Take a look at palladium, platinum and silver.
  7. Dividends With Earnings Growth

    April 23, 2010
    These healthcare and pharma companies have a solid dividend and increasing earnings over the last five years.
  8. Lilly's Top-Line Predicament

    April 21, 2010
    Eli Lilly will have more than $5 billion in annual free cash flow over the next few years to try and stem its top-line predicament. ...
  9. Progressive's Winning Ad Campaign

    April 19, 2010
    Auto insurer Progressive appears to be winning market share with its catchy TV ad campaign.
  10. Four S&P Stocks Under An 8 P/E Ratio

    April 2, 2010
    Forget about capturing returns from last year's stock prices. Yet even today, quality blue chip-like names offer decent valuations ...
  11. Leonard Green's Tempting IPO

    March 29, 2010
    One of Leonard Green & Partners' current investments is Dallas-based customer service superstar The Container Store - ...
  12. Tech's 10-Year Turnaround

    March 15, 2010
    Tech has went from an overvalued bubble to one of the most undervalued sectors in the last ten years.
  13. Leveraging A Recovery In Home Improvement

    March 8, 2010
    BWAY, a container packaging company, has strong ties to the home improvement market via a "partnership" with Sherwin-Williams. ...
  14. Investing In The Woods

    February 18, 2010
    One commodity has been able to shrug off recent selling and hit a fresh two-year high in February - timber.
  15. Pall Corporation Filters In Good Earnings

    January 25, 2010
    Product diversification is the name of the industrials game.
  16. 5 Stocks For The Dollar Portfolio

    November 30, 2009
    These five stocks all have the word "dollar" in their corporate names, and all five look like decent investments.
  17. Google Looms Large As Next Telecom Giant

    November 25, 2009
    Google's quiet acquisition of Gizmo5 could make the search giant a serious threat to telecom service providers like Verizon ...
  18. Count The Cash At Dell

    November 24, 2009
    Cash matters, and Dell produces tons of it. Successful execution of its strategic initiatives should lead to more cash generation ...
  19. Shale Plays: Greater Yield And Lower Costs

    November 9, 2009
    The exploration and production industry has boosted efficiency in its operations and driven costs down.
  20. Hot Plays In The Canadian Bakken Shale

    November 2, 2009
    The Bakken shale extends into Canada, where companies are developing the play in Saskatchewan.
  21. Services Anyone?

    September 30, 2009
    The plethora of hardware companies buying IT services companies raises the question of who might be next.
  22. Did Dell Make A Mistake?

    September 28, 2009
    Dell is attempting diversification, but was buying Perot the right move?
  23. Brigham Exploration Bets Big On The Bakken Shale

    September 25, 2009
    Brigham exploration and production has bet the farm on its acreage in the Bakken Shale in the Williston Basin in North Dakota. ...
  24. Value Is En Vogue Again

    September 21, 2009
    Now that the bull market is slowing down, value stocks like Humana and Lockheed-Martin are likely to come back into favor. ...
  25. How Comprehensive Is Your Income?

    September 17, 2009
    Comprehensive income is an important part of shareholder equity but is often overlooked.
  26. Wait For The Winter Smartphone Bargains

    September 3, 2009
    Investors can afford to wait for better smartphone stock prices to come along.
  27. Cramer's Four Horsemen Still In The Saddle

    August 20, 2009
    Cramer's "must have" tech stock picks should continue to outperform.
  28. High Yield Bets For The Conservative Investor

    July 24, 2009
    High dividends and long-term dependability make it worth getting involved with these companies.
  29. Dividend Divas For July 14

    July 14, 2009
    Companies that pay a high dividend show their commitment to returning money to shareholders. Here we drill down into the ...
  30. Silgan Holdings' Success Is Uncanny

    July 6, 2009
    Many industry experts thought Silgan Holdings would sink, but it has actually flourished recently - here's why.
  31. Deep Value Disappointments

    July 1, 2009
    In order to be truly successful, value investors need to do their homework.
  32. Allstate's Good Hands Gone Bad?

    June 12, 2009
    Allstate is a mixed bag right now; though they refused TARP money, they have exposure to mortgage-backed securities
  33. Is Now The Time To Buy Pharmaceuticals?

    May 5, 2009
    Despite the recession, the pharmaceutical sector continues to show strong year-over-year earnings results and demand worldwide. ...
  34. Shale Plays Gone Wild - The Antrim Shale

    April 9, 2009
    The Antrim shale is arguably the least-known of the shale plays, despite its age. Its low-cost drilling and shallow zones ...
  35. Shale Plays Gone Wild - The Bakken Shale

    April 3, 2009
    Investments from exploration and production companies have increased in this area as the search intensifies for the next ...
  36. Book Value Bargains Or Just Plain Busted?

    March 18, 2009
    Companies trading under book value may be worth a look - assuming they aren't down for good reason.
  37. Companies With Inside Ownership Over 10%

    March 17, 2009
    Learn about companies with insiders who collectively own 10% or more of the stock.
  38. Business Education Courtesy Of Berkshire's Shareholder Letter

    March 4, 2009
    Warren Buffett's 2008 Berkshire Hathaway 2008 shareholder letter demonstrates how to manage businesses through thick and ...
  39. No Home Improvement For Lowe's

    February 26, 2009
    This company relies on its solid fundamentals to survive the current troubles in the housing market.
  40. The Joys And Pains Of 3X Returns

    February 17, 2009
    Investors who are over the leverage game should consider ETFs as a way to maximize returns and increase exposure.
  41. Forest Labs Faces Patent Expirations

    January 23, 2009
    This pharma faces patent expirations on its two key drugs, but its valuation reflects these risks and the firm has appealing ...
  42. Is Sony Doomed?

    December 10, 2008
    Layoffs may help today, but that isn't the company's biggest problem.
  43. Can Lumber Liquidators Pass The IPO Litmus Test?

    November 27, 2008
    One year out from Lumber Liquidators going public, we examine the deal to see if this was a successful IPO or yet another ...
  44. What Ails CB Richard Ellis?

    October 15, 2008
    CB Richard Ellis is being hit with a downturn in commercial real estate and levered up at the peak of the real estate cycle. ...
  45. The Importance Of The Cash Conversion Cycle

    October 10, 2008
    Follow these examples to add cash conversion cycle to your stock analysis toolkit.
  46. What Imclone Means To Eli Lilly

    October 7, 2008
    Eli Lilly expands its cancer offering with the acquisition of Imclone. Can the union boost Eli Lilly's floundering stock ...
  47. Six Oily Stocks For Natural Gas Bears

    September 30, 2008
    If you're optimistic about the oil market and pessimistic about natural gas, we've got the stocks for you.
  48. Is AIG DOA?

    August 27, 2008
    AIG was once the buy-and-forget champion of the insurance sector. Now the question is whether it can survive.
  49. Profit Locally, Invest Globally

    June 30, 2008
    As the U.S. equity market drops, overseas stocks appear more and more attractive. We examine a trio of ADRs ready to grow. ...
  50. The Bakken Shale Story

    June 25, 2008
    North Dakota's Bakken Shale holds the largest continuous oil accumulation in the lower 48 states. Find out which companies ...
  51. Global Property Managers Profit From U.S. Exodus

    June 18, 2008
    With U.S. companies seeking greener pastures overseas, the firms who control the office buildings and factories should prosper. ...
  52. Investing The 'Sex and the City' Way

    June 4, 2008
    Can Carrie, Samantha and Big guide you to great portfolio returns? We create an index based on product placements from the ...
  53. Solid Intel

    April 18, 2008
    Given its market share, operating leverage and overseas potential, even a cynic would admit Intel looks attractive right ...
  54. Pfizer's Exubera Pflops (PFE)

    October 25, 2007
    Pfizer took a $2.8 billion hit when it cancelled Exubera from its product line - is the worst now over, or is there more ...
  55. The iPhone Has Hit The Shelves -- Now What? (AAPL)

    July 2, 2007
    Apple's iPhone has finally reached its much anticipated launch. But what's next for Apple investors?
  56. Turning The Rumor Mill (DELL, TRMP, NFLX, MRK)

    June 12, 2007
    A roundup of the week's popular news stories and market rumors.
  57. Analogous To Everything (TXN, ADI, LLTC)

    May 29, 2007
    A look at three companies whose analog semi-conductors are imbedded in our technology-driven lives.
  58. Eye In The Sky (AVAV)

    May 9, 2007
    The success of the unmanned Predator aircraft means the US military wants more robot warriors. Which public companies are ...
  59. Up on Amgen (AMGN)

    April 30, 2007
    Amgen shares are in a rut, and that could signal opportunity for investors.
  60. Generic Manufacturers Go After Big Pharma

    March 14, 2007
    Generic drug manufacturers continue pose a potent threat to the established "big pharma" companies.
  61. A Heartbeat Away (MDT, STJ, ZOLL, CSCX)

    March 8, 2007
    A look at medical companies that stand to benefit from the aging of the baby boomer generation.
  62. A Downgrade For Intel Is Downgrade For Dell (DELL)

    January 8, 2007
    Analyst downgrades of Intel and a large insider sale dropped Dell's stock 6.8%. With concerns mounting, it may drop further. ...
  63. Bristol-Myers Hurt By Plavix, Saved By Demographics (BMY)

    November 16, 2006
    Despite BMY's recent struggles with its Plavix sales, favorable demographics make the stock a good investment to consider. ...
  64. Dude, You Should Buy Dell! (DELL)

    October 27, 2006
    Despite some historic blunders, Dell could be ready to mail you more then just computers.
  65. The Heat Is On (SNE)

    October 6, 2006
    A spate of bad news has prompted a sell-off in Sony. Is it time to buy?
  66. The Most Important Metric You Forgot

    October 4, 2005
    The cash conversion cycle (or cash cycle) is one of the best early-warning systems available to you. Let's take a closer ...
  67. AAPL Rotten to the Core?

    September 12, 2005
    We all love our iPods, but does this make Apple a good investment? Learn more as the Investopedia Advisor looks into AAPL's ...
  68. Our Top Down Approach

    May 20, 2005
    Learn about how we use a top-down approach in our stock selections.
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