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  1. 3 Not So Obvious Reasons To Own Berkshire Hathaway

    November 10, 2011
    Berkshire Hathaway, despite its critics, has plenty of untapped potential.
  2. Coal Gets Red Hot Again

    November 9, 2011
    Despite the estimations of a softening economy, coal demand shows otherwise.
  3. TreeHouse Foods – Store Brands At A Premium Price

    November 8, 2011
    TreeHouse is building value in off-brand products, but the stock is no bargain.
  4. A Backdoor Into Asia's Emerging Markets

    November 8, 2011
    Japan’s recent expansion as a major exporter to Asian markets could be its saving grace.
  5. HanesBrands Remains A Good Overall Fit

    November 4, 2011
    Hanes' stock is worth a look, though the investment story has a potential drawback.
  6. CVS Shows Its Resilience In Any Economy

    November 4, 2011
    A solid quarter and a forecasted better year should be the beginning of quality growth for CVS.
  7. American Tower Still Great, And Still Expensive

    November 2, 2011
    American Tower has more growth potential than the model may suggest.
  8. Budget Battle Looms Over Subclass Military Stocks

    November 1, 2011
    All defense stocks are keeping a close eye on the budget battle which may result in steep cuts.
  9. Manitowoc Has More Room To Grow

    October 31, 2011
    Manitowoc should benefit from a double-barreled recovery.
  10. Big Dividends, Small Risk

    October 31, 2011
    Businesses that payout nice dividends can offer reasonable substitutes for some investors.
  11. Can You Rest In Peace With Funeral Stocks?

    October 28, 2011
    Barring a zombie apocalypse, deathcare companies can always look forward to a healthy stream of incoming clients.
  12. Smart Balance's Healthy Returns

    October 27, 2011
    Smart Balance just bought Glutino. We look at the reasons why it's a buy.
  13. Investment Alternatives To Costco

    October 12, 2011
    Costco is an impressively run company with a fiercely loyal customer base, but its stock is too expensive. Investors will ...
  14. What Is Walgreen's Next Trick?

    September 30, 2011
    Walgreen is doing okay today, but tomorrow is a much bigger question.
  15. The 3 Highest Yielding Defense Stocks

    September 30, 2011
    Despite challenges, the largest defense firms will remain an integral part of the defense industry and possess yields that ...
  16. Recession-Proof Your Portfolio

    September 26, 2011
    Regardless of day-to-day stock price swings, not all businesses suffer recession-like setbacks during a recession.
  17. Lennar Not A Bargain Yet

    September 26, 2011
    Homebuilder Lennar had decreased earnings for its third quarter, as it continues to fight through the housing industry's ...
  18. Pier 1 Now A Productivity Story

    September 21, 2011
    Pier 1 continues to improve, but there's still room for improvement.
  19. Stocks That See No Recession

    September 21, 2011
    Regardless of day-to-day stock price swings, not all businesses suffer recession-like setbacks during a recession.
  20. R&D The Future For Life Sciences Equipment Firms

    September 20, 2011
    Finding new healthcare solutions will be a paramount concern going forward. For investors, the best way to profit from this ...
  21. Best Buy Needs To Tune Out The Haters

    September 15, 2011
    Best Buy has problems, but short-term fixes are not the answer.
  22. Conn's Coming Back To Life

    September 13, 2011
    Conn’s appears to have weathered the worst of the storm that has hit its core consumer base.
  23. 3 Ways To Play Japan's Mitsui & Co.

    September 9, 2011
    Japanese conglomerate Mitsui & Co. is trading at an extemely low valuation. Learn how to take advantage of this opportunity. ...
  24. Navistar Gets More Than The Benefit Of The Doubt

    September 8, 2011
    Navistar is undervalued, but only if it executes better than it has.
  25. Say Hello To Matador Resources

    September 6, 2011
    Matador Resources has filed for an initial public offering of stock and will soon become the latest public company in the ...
  26. Why Dollar General Caught Buffett's Eye

    September 5, 2011
    Dollar General shareholders should be able to count on annual returns around 10% over the long haul.
  27. Does The Fresh Market Have A Real Chance?

    September 2, 2011
    This emerging food retailer is growing well, but the valuation seems overripe.
  28. 3 Defensive ETFs with Strong Technicals

    September 1, 2011
    Some of the defensive sectors look like they will continue to show strength, says Michael Thompson, who travels the country ...
  29. Best Buy Is A Great Buy

    August 31, 2011
    Trading near a 52-week low, Best Buy is currently a best buy for investors.
  30. Dollar General Stuck Between Growth And Value

    August 31, 2011
    Dollar General is posting impressive growth, but the valuation is already impressive.
  31. Winn-Dixie Needs An Identity

    August 31, 2011
    Winn-Dixie lacks an identity and operating leverage, but the market's valuation is rock-bottom.
  32. Circuit City 2.0: RadioShack

    August 26, 2011
    RadioShack is sending signals of being the next Circuit City.
  33. Time To Buy Bulk In Costco Stock?

    August 24, 2011
    Costco has been getting its groove back this summer. Learn three reasons to own its stock.
  34. Are Buybacks A Bad Sign?

    August 24, 2011
    Investors celebrate buybacks, but there is a cost to every decision.
  35. Today Not A Typical Williams-Sonoma Market

    August 23, 2011
    Williams-Sonoma faces a stretched and stressed consumer and rampant value-priced competition.
  36. 2 Funds to Profit on Value and Momentum

    August 19, 2011
    It may sound like the combo of peanut butter and salami, but combining value with momentum actually works, and these two ...
  37. 2 Global Funds with a Large-Cap Tilt

    August 19, 2011
    Joe Pitzl and Jason Good say retail investors can benefit from some exposure to large caps, including global stocks. They ...
  38. Heed the Wisdom of Crowds

    August 17, 2011
    Paul Winkler, an advisor, coach, and TV and radio host in Nashville, says things usually end badly for investors who try ...
  39. 5 Plays That Avoid US Markets Entirely

    August 14, 2011
    Asia is our favorite region among the emerging markets and we expect the region will lead any emerging-markets rally this ...
  40. Bonds That Look Better Than Treasuries

    August 14, 2011
    Instability in the political and economic spheres has meant a shift from Treasuries to corporate bonds in recent weeks, writes ...
  41. 3 Undervalued Stocks Ready to Run

    August 13, 2011
    Panic selling notoriously produces great value opportunities, and these three stocks appear deeply undervalued when using ...
  42. Tyson Almost Ready To Serve

    August 11, 2011
    Tyson is oh-so close to being an interesting buy candidate.
  43. Invest In Necessity

    August 9, 2011
    Today's market is not serving up opportunities for significant upside without assuming excessive risk. Investors should have ...
  44. HSBC On A Faster Track To Recovery

    August 8, 2011
    HSBC is in better shape than its valuation suggests.
  45. 6 Dividend Stocks Paying High Yields

    August 7, 2011
    John Buckingham of The Prudent Speculator likes undervalued large caps with dividend yields better than the ten-year Treasury. ...
  46. Amazon's Good But It's No Apple

    July 30, 2011
    The e-commerce powerhouse is advancing on many fronts, but the faster-growing Macs maker is six times cheaper, writes MoneyShow.com ...
  47. 3 Stocks Swirling the Drain

    July 29, 2011
    Borders, the second largest bookstore in the US—like Blockbuster before it—failed to surprise Wall Street as it went under ...
  48. H&R Block: 3 Reasons Buffett Should Buy Back In

    July 27, 2011
    Buffett may have moved on from HRB, but there are three strong reasons he might want to take another look.
  49. Going Global

    July 25, 2011
    Most investors never stray away from their home nations when it comes to portfolio construction.
  50. M&T Bank In A Rare Class

    July 25, 2011
    Unlike most banks, M&T is getting full credit from the Street.
  51. Harley-Davidson Looking A Little Over-Revved

    July 25, 2011
    Harley-Davidson had a great quarter, but investors should be skeptical.
  52. Digging Into A Joy Global Rumor

    July 18, 2011
    A rumored deal for IMM would make a lot of sense for Joy Global.
  53. My 3 Favorite Income Stocks

    July 14, 2011
    Dividend-paying stocks by and large easily handled the worst of the bear market, notes Mark Skousen of High-Income Alert, ...
  54. Four Bank Stocks To Watch Next Week

    July 13, 2011
    When bank earnings are announced next week, investors can expect Capital One and M&T Bank to report slightly better top-line ...
  55. Building Out A Natural Gas Future

    July 12, 2011
    America’s love affair with natural gas is just beginning. However, without the proper infrastructure in place, much of the ...
  56. Helen Of Troy Still Looking Fetching

    July 8, 2011
    Helen of Troy isn't especially popular, but the quality is there.
  57. 3 Reasons Target's Not So Bad

    June 30, 2011
    Analysts are dumping on Target these days, but there are three good reasons to hold out hope for Target's trajectory.
  58. Booz Allen Hamilton Seeking More Agility

    June 9, 2011
    Booz Allen remains a solid watch-list candidate to see if growth trends improve now that it is a public company.
  59. 3 Things You Need To Know About Groupon

    June 7, 2011
    Although Groupon uses humor to brand itself as an unconventional company, the reality is that it isn't very different from ...
  60. Infrastructure In India

    June 7, 2011
    India represents much opportunity. However, until it gets its infrastructure in order, that potential will be muted.
  61. M-Commerce Continues To Grow

    June 7, 2011
    As smartphone adoption continues to grow, so will M-Commerce. As the mobile landscape expands, investors may want to consider ...
  62. HHGregg Looks For Success Where Most Find Failure

    May 30, 2011
    Can hhgregg's business model find success in an already saturated consumer electronics market?
  63. Costco Not The Most Appealing Big-Box Retailer

    May 26, 2011
    Costco's current earnings valuation makes other retailers look much more attractive.
  64. 3 Consumer ETFs To Consider

    May 26, 2011
    We look at staples, discretionary and emerging consumer ETFs in the U.S. and abroad.
  65. Autodesk Still At The Drawing Board

    May 25, 2011
    Autodesk has ridden the economic recovery this far, but what is the next chapter in the growth story?
  66. Wal-Mart Remains Appealing

    May 19, 2011
    Wal-Mart continues to trade at a reasonable forward earnings multiple.
  67. Staples Presses The Difficult Button

    May 19, 2011
    At a forward earnings multiple of less than 12, there is much more potential upside should Staples management be able to ...
  68. India's Infrastructure: Much Work To Be Done

    May 18, 2011
    India represents much opportunity. However, until it gets its infrastructure in order, that potential will be muted.
  69. Waiting To Warm Up To Middleby

    May 16, 2011
    Middleby continues to build share, but the stock is no bargain.
  70. Stocks To Buy This Week

    May 12, 2011
    Entering the week, these four stocks are at prices that make them buying opportunities.
  71. Concerns Over PetMed's Business Moat

    May 11, 2011
    PetMed's ability to successfully compete online is in question.
  72. Sysco Humming Along

    May 11, 2011
    Sysco is navigating food inflation reasonably well and looks like a solid conservative growth name.
  73. Big Values Going Cheap

    May 11, 2011
    Big companies are bringing big value to investors in today's stock market.
  74. MasTec Moves North

    May 2, 2011
    With MasTec's recent purchase of Fabcor, the company now gains access to the faster growing Canadian energy market.
  75. The Rail Industry Rolls Through Earnings

    May 2, 2011
    First-quarter results for the broad rail industry speaks volumes about how solid the group is as a long-term play.
  76. Lockheed Martin Keeps Cash Flow Moving Forward

    April 29, 2011
    Despite defense spending cutbacks, Lockheed should be able to keep growing profits.
  77. Cummins Finds Another Gear

    April 28, 2011
    Cummins continues to reap the profits from a nearly insatiable demand for trucks in emerging markets.
  78. PNC Financial: On Track And Underpriced

    April 27, 2011
    PNC is another high-quality regional bank trading at an attractive discount to reasonable value.
  79. Betting On America's Underbanked

    April 27, 2011
    With the effects of the "Great Recession" still lingering, the number of unbanked and underbanked Americans continues to ...
  80. Investing Below Book Value

    April 27, 2011
    Are these companies underpriced or too risky to touch?
  81. Ralph Lauren: Avoiding The Cotton Blues

    April 13, 2011
    High cotton prices are giving some apparel companies fits, but Ralph Lauren isn't one of them.
  82. Bet On Rising Energy With Russia

    April 12, 2011
    With energy prices continuing to rise, this BRIC nation could be a good bet for the remainder of the year.
  83. Prefer Dividends? Why Not Look At Preferred Stock?

    April 11, 2011
    Preferred stock is an under-used option for income-seeking investors.
  84. Four Reasons To Own HH Gregg

    April 4, 2011
    Electronics retailer HH Gregg is sitting at its 52-week low. Learn why you should own this small cap.
  85. 3 Low P/E Stocks

    March 28, 2011
    A low P/E ratio is a great starting point for inquisitive investors.
  86. Don't Read Too Much Into Schwab's Acquisition

    March 23, 2011
    Did Schwab find a bargain, or overpay, for optionsXpress? Moreover, is this actually an omen of what's to come?
  87. PetSmart A Model Of Consistency

    March 9, 2011
    Judging by its sales record, PetSmart didn't miss a beat during the credit crisis.
  88. The Defense Gravy Train Has Been Derailed

    March 9, 2011
    The defense sector is no longer in an "easy money" environment, as the Pentagon has finally had its fiscal wake-up call. ...
  89. 5 Stocks For The Broadband Push

    February 25, 2011
    The telecommunications subsector will benefit as nations around the globe continue to focus their attentions towards repairing ...
  90. Ways Wal-Mart Can Enhance Shareholder Value

    February 25, 2011
    Wal-Mart's international store base continues to do extremely well, and the stock looks appealing.
  91. Lincoln: Electric A Quality Niche Industrial

    February 24, 2011
    With the rebound in industrial activity, welding has come back strong, and Lincoln Electric is in place to benefit.
  92. 5 Bullish Macd Crossovers

    February 23, 2011
    Knowing when trends are about to reverse is tricky business, but the MACD can help.
  93. The 2011 Billionaire Investment Portfolio

    February 16, 2011
    Find out where the extremely wealthy are putting their cash in 2011.
  94. 5 Consumer Staple Stocks To Watch

    February 14, 2011
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  95. Cummins Cannot Outrun Expectations

    February 3, 2011
    Cummins is hitting on all cylinders but analysts already expected that.
  96. U.S. Bancorp Could Bring Investors Back To Banks

    January 21, 2011
    A strong earnings report indicates that U.S. Bancorp is well on the way to recovery.
  97. Integrated Model Falling Short

    January 18, 2011
    Some energy companies are rejecting the integrated business model, and seeking greater focus and shareholder value.
  98. SUPERVALU's Struggles

    January 14, 2011
    SUPERVALU's stock could rise sharply if operating trends improve, but for now it remains in freefall.
  99. Undervalued Large Cap Stocks

    December 30, 2010
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  100. Heavy Construction Stocks Round-up

    December 24, 2010
    Heavy construction didn't have a bad year, but it wasn't great. However, that doesn't change the fact that the sector is ...
  101. Commercial Metals – A Tough Market, May Be Getting Better

    December 23, 2010
    High input costs are a challenge, but 2011 could be a better year for demand.
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