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  1. 4 ETFs On Fire Right Now

    4 ETFs On Fire Right Now

    October 31, 2011
    October has been a wild month. Here are four ETFs with the most striking gains.
  2. VCA Antech Cut Down To Value

    VCA Antech Cut Down To Value

    October 31, 2011
    Once a go-go growth stock, a more reasonable valuation may give this stock new life.
  3. 3

    3 "Sweet Spot" Gold Miners Best Bought & Held

    October 31, 2011
    Forget the ongoing in and out dance with gold stocks. Just pick a winner and leave it alone.
  4. The Market's Bipolar Vistaprint Disorder

    The Market's Bipolar Vistaprint Disorder

    October 31, 2011
    Vistaprint has a lot to prove and the stock will likely remain very volatile.
  5. Rayonier Adding Capacity In Cellulose Specialties

    Rayonier Adding Capacity In Cellulose Specialties

    October 31, 2011
    Rayonier will exit the Absorbent Materials market.
  6. Tupperware’s Direct Growth Potential

    Tupperware’s Direct Growth Potential

    October 28, 2011
    Tupperware's third quarter results offered the most recent illustration that growth potential is wide open across the world. ...
  7. Can You Rest In Peace With Funeral Stocks?

    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.
  8. McDonald's Off The Dollar Menu

    McDonald's Off The Dollar Menu

    October 28, 2011
    McDonald's is gaining share and continuing to excel.
  9. The Smart Plays In Smart TV

    The Smart Plays In Smart TV

    October 28, 2011
    Smart TV's web integration is helping televisions move beyond their old "idiot box" moniker. Learn how to play this growing ...
  10. Gold And Miners Back In A Familiar Groove?

    Gold And Miners Back In A Familiar Groove?

    October 28, 2011
    Fears of economic collapse have gold and mining stocks brewing up a decent risk/reward ratio, again.
  11. Haynesville Shale - Third Quarter 2011 Update

    Haynesville Shale - Third Quarter 2011 Update

    October 28, 2011
    The Haynesville Shale is helping E&P companies to profit.
  12. QEP Resources Third Quarter 2011 Review

    QEP Resources Third Quarter 2011 Review

    October 28, 2011
    QEP Resources worked towards advancing its oil and liquids program, in the third quarter.
  13. Eaton – Well-Balanced, But Forever A Bridesmaid?

    Eaton – Well-Balanced, But Forever A Bridesmaid?

    October 27, 2011
    Eaton gets relatively less respect than it should, but that could make it a value for patient investors.
  14. Smart Balance's Healthy Returns

    Smart Balance's Healthy Returns

    October 27, 2011
    Smart Balance just bought Glutino. We look at the reasons why it's a buy.
  15. Amazon Still Rather Amazing

    Amazon Still Rather Amazing

    October 27, 2011
    Amazon disappointed with guidance, but the performance is still impressive.
  16. A Heavy Bet On Heavy Construction

    A Heavy Bet On Heavy Construction

    October 27, 2011
    The President's recent proposals for increased infrastructure spending underscore the global trend of increasing construction. ...
  17. Autoliv Will Ride High Again

    Autoliv Will Ride High Again

    October 27, 2011
    Fears of a slowing global economy have Autoliv's share prices down. Concerns may be unwarranted, however.
  18. GE Still On A Road To Recovery

    GE Still On A Road To Recovery

    October 26, 2011
    GE still looks attractive, after rebuilding over the past few years. Patient investors can expect solid dividend growth. ...
  19. Johnson Controls Sets Up For 2012

    Johnson Controls Sets Up For 2012

    October 26, 2011
    Johnson Controls estimates that the company can grow earnings by 20% in fiscal 2012, as it still sees underlying strength ...
  20. The Contrarian Play In Europe

    The Contrarian Play In Europe

    October 26, 2011
    Nothing could be bolder than adding European stocks to a portfolio. Europe offers a fertile ground for contrarian investors. ...
  21. Say Hello To Atlas Resource Partners

    Say Hello To Atlas Resource Partners

    October 26, 2011
    Atlas Energy will be transferring assets to their new entity, Atlas Resource Partners.
  22. Altera's Growth Story In A Pause

    Altera's Growth Story In A Pause

    October 25, 2011
    Altera's growth is lagging now, but the stock is undervalued. There's good long-term growth potential here.
  23. Is It Time To Think Small?

    Is It Time To Think Small?

    October 25, 2011
    The small-cap sector seems ripe for the picking. Learn which opportunities could have big returns.
  24. Microsoft – Little Expected, Little Delivered

    Microsoft – Little Expected, Little Delivered

    October 25, 2011
    Microsoft's ho-hum income growth isn't enough to change the Street's opinion of this stagnant stock.
  25. ETFs to Hedge Another Sell-Off

    ETFs to Hedge Another Sell-Off

    October 24, 2011
    When the market is down, look for a way to get up. Here are four ETFs to hedge against another market sell-off.
  26. Argentina Is A Resource Investors Dream

    Argentina Is A Resource Investors Dream

    October 24, 2011
    Brazil is getting all the attention but Argentina is quickly becoming an investors dream. We look at the reasons why.
  27. Stryker Scraping By

    Stryker Scraping By

    October 24, 2011
    Stryker's growth is modest, but the stock potential is surprising.
  28. LVMH: 3 Ways To Own

    LVMH: 3 Ways To Own

    October 24, 2011
    Many people have heard of Louis Vuitton, but there's a lot more to LVMH's operations than just luxury handbags.
  29. Retailers Closing Despite Record Retail Sales

    Retailers Closing Despite Record Retail Sales

    October 24, 2011
    Retailing is good again, but not for every sector.
  30. 3 Reasons To Own Estee Lauder Now

    3 Reasons To Own Estee Lauder Now

    October 24, 2011
    Estee Lauder may have regained most of its ground since a recent price drop, but there are three good reasons EL is still ...
  31. Abbott Labs Joins The Separation Movement

    Abbott Labs Joins The Separation Movement

    October 24, 2011
    Abbott is joining the separation movement that is sweeping across corporate America. The company plans to break into a medical ...
  32. Investors Blindly Selling Out Of Citigroup

    Investors Blindly Selling Out Of Citigroup

    October 21, 2011
    Citigroup's stock appears to be discounting investors' worse fears over its future.
  33. Protect On The Downside With J&J

    Protect On The Downside With J&J

    October 21, 2011
    J&J trades at a reasonable forward P/E and offers investors downside protection.
  34. Big Dividends In The Semiconductors

    Big Dividends In The Semiconductors

    October 21, 2011
    Many of the semiconductor firms offer strong dividend payments and can provide a great income opportunity at current levels. ...
  35. 4 Energy Stocks To Watch

    4 Energy Stocks To Watch

    October 21, 2011
    Many energy stocks are in freefall as investors assume a worst-case liquidity scenario for many of these companies.
  36. Coca-Cola: A Great Company, An Iffy Stock

    Coca-Cola: A Great Company, An Iffy Stock

    October 21, 2011
    Coca-Cola may be a safe play, but overpaying will erode that benefit.
  37. It's Time To Invest In Pipelines

    It's Time To Invest In Pipelines

    October 21, 2011
    Pipeline firms' slow and steady nature makes them ideal picks in this volatile market.
  38. EMC - The Best Company In The Best Business

    EMC - The Best Company In The Best Business

    October 21, 2011
    EMC is a best of breed trading at mutt prices.
  39. David Einhorn's New Target: Green Mountain

    David Einhorn's New Target: Green Mountain

    October 21, 2011
    Einhorn's case doesn't hinge on valuation alone but rather accounting and other issues about the future growth of this company. ...
  40. BJ's Restaurants: Expensive But Worth It

    BJ's Restaurants: Expensive But Worth It

    October 21, 2011
    BJ's Restaurants is a top-performing stock in the restaurant industry in 2011. The stock is expensive but there's good reason ...
  41. A Leveraged Energy Bet With Russia

    A Leveraged Energy Bet With Russia

    October 21, 2011
    A weak economy has energy prices way down. Take advantage of a great opportunity to invest in Russia.
  42. High Yielding Equities

    High Yielding Equities

    October 21, 2011
    Despite the market volatility, there are still some stocks and ETFs that pay above-average dividend yields.
  43. El Paso's E & P Assets On The Block

    El Paso's E & P Assets On The Block

    October 21, 2011
    El Paso has an attractive set of production assets. Expect a lot of interest from larger players, on this one.
  44. Say Hello To Platinum Energy Solutions

    Say Hello To Platinum Energy Solutions

    October 21, 2011
    Platinum Energy Solutions has filed for an initial public offering as it seeks to take advantage of strong demand for fracturing ...
  45. Under The Radar Utility Stocks

    Under The Radar Utility Stocks

    October 21, 2011
    Utilities have produced superior returns this year, and there's still value to be had in a few under-the-radar utility stocks. ...
  46. The Hidden Value Of McClatchy Newspapers

    The Hidden Value Of McClatchy Newspapers

    October 20, 2011
    McClatchy trades under $2 for a reason. However, that doesn't mean it doesn't have some hidden value.
  47. 5 Must-Know Stocks For Friday

    5 Must-Know Stocks For Friday

    October 20, 2011
    Here are five companies that will be releasing their earnings on October 21.
  48. Safeguard Your Way To Profits

    Safeguard Your Way To Profits

    October 20, 2011
    For 58 years Safeguard Scientifics has been making bets on technology and healthcare companies. We show investors how to ...
  49. Rayonier Loves Fibers And Trees

    Rayonier Loves Fibers And Trees

    October 20, 2011
    Rayonier will focus energy and make substantial investments in the Forest Resources and Performance Fibers business as it ...
  50. 5 Dividend Darlings

    5 Dividend Darlings

    October 20, 2011
    Strong dividend payers could form the best defense in an unsure market.
  51. It's Time To Invest In India

    It's Time To Invest In India

    October 20, 2011
    Despite its inflationary pressures, India's strength and investment potential continues to grow.
  52. J.B. Hunt - Doing More With Less Trucking

    J.B. Hunt - Doing More With Less Trucking

    October 20, 2011
    J.B. Hunt is reaping the benefits of a long-term strategic shift in transport.
  53. Statoil Buys Into Bakken

    Statoil Buys Into Bakken

    October 19, 2011
    Statoil makes a smart move in buying an emerging Bakken player.
  54. 5 Oversold Stocks To Watch

    5 Oversold Stocks To Watch

    October 19, 2011
    Let's take a look at a few stocks that have recently entered oversold territory because these could be candidates for a short-term ...
  55. It's Time To Invest In Switzerland

    It's Time To Invest In Switzerland

    October 19, 2011
    Swiss stocks may offer a more conservative hiding place.
  56. Diesel Fuel Offers An Interesting Play

    Diesel Fuel Offers An Interesting Play

    October 19, 2011
    Use the increased demand for diesel to your advantage. Check out these picks for some good side bets in the energy sector. ...
  57. Mattel – Steady, But Not On Sale

    Mattel – Steady, But Not On Sale

    October 19, 2011
    Mattel is a steady company with quality brands, but lacking in growth. The question for shareholders is whether there's enough ...
  58. Digging Into Cenovus Energy

    Digging Into Cenovus Energy

    October 19, 2011
    Cenovus is a good oil sands play with high growth and dividends. Find out of it's worth your investment.
  59. Buying Natural Resources At A Discount

    Buying Natural Resources At A Discount

    October 19, 2011
    Recent investor enthusiasm has pushed prices for many assets into bubble territory. By using closed ended funds, investors ...
  60. 3 Reasons To Own Ecolab

    3 Reasons To Own Ecolab

    October 18, 2011
    Smart investors looke beyond the numbers. Here are three reasons you should invest in Ecolab.
  61. A Portfolio Cup Of Joe

    A Portfolio Cup Of Joe

    October 18, 2011
    With global demand for coffee continuing to rise and poor weather threatening supplies, coffee prices have nowhere to go ...
  62. 3 Reasons To Own Iamgold

    3 Reasons To Own Iamgold

    October 18, 2011
    Iamgold is more than a gold producer. Learn three reasons why investors should own this mid-cap mining company.
  63. Small Size With Big Potential

    Small Size With Big Potential

    October 18, 2011
    Good things come in small packages. Here are a few small cap businesses that offer investors some intriguing opportunities. ...
  64. CARZ or VROM: Which Is The Better ETF?

    CARZ or VROM: Which Is The Better ETF?

    October 18, 2011
    There are currently two auto exchange-traded funds avaialble for investors, but the soft auto market creates concerns over ...
  65. Banks Battle Higher Capital Standards

    Banks Battle Higher Capital Standards

    October 18, 2011
    Many U.S. banks are fighting the higher capital requirements under Basel III and argue that these rules will reduce economic ...
  66. Contrarian Stocks to Watch

    Contrarian Stocks to Watch

    October 18, 2011
    A contrarian bet can have a substantial payoff. Here are some stocks worth a little risk.
  67. Prime Picks In Pipelines

    Prime Picks In Pipelines

    October 17, 2011
    Pipeline firms' slow and steady nature makes them ideal picks in this volatile market.
  68. Liz Claiborne Starts Over

    Liz Claiborne Starts Over

    October 17, 2011
    Liz Claiborne has to sell some crown jewels to stay in the game. It could be an improved company and rebuild it's name, but ...
  69. Niobrara Shale - Third Quarter 2011 Earnings

    Niobrara Shale - Third Quarter 2011 Earnings

    October 17, 2011
    The Niobrara Shale is one of the newer unconventional oil and gas plays in the United States.
  70. JPMorgan Chase Posting A Very Reasonable Return

    JPMorgan Chase Posting A Very Reasonable Return

    October 17, 2011
    JPMorgan Chase posted solid third quarter results but the market chose to remain fearful over its future.
  71. It's Time To Invest In Diamonds

    It's Time To Invest In Diamonds

    October 17, 2011
    For investors looking for additional safe havens to place their money, diamonds could be an interesting bet.
  72. Which Gold ETF Should You Own?

    Which Gold ETF Should You Own?

    October 17, 2011
    Now may be a good time to get into gold ETFs. Here's how to do so, and which ETFs should be considered the best bet.
  73. Stacking Up The Dollar Stores After 99 Cents Only Acquisition

    Stacking Up The Dollar Stores After 99 Cents Only Acquisition

    October 17, 2011
    99 Cents Only Stiores was the first to be picked off, but which of the remaining value stores is next to be acquired?
  74. Farming Profits

    Farming Profits

    October 17, 2011
    Food production is a guaranteed winner as population and consumption increase. Agricultural related stock valuations should ...
  75. Williams Partners Loves The Marcellus Shale

    Williams Partners Loves The Marcellus Shale

    October 14, 2011
    Williams Partners is spending billions to handle the expected growth of natural gas production from the Marcellus Shale. ...
  76. LivePerson Looks To Have A Long Life

    LivePerson Looks To Have A Long Life

    October 14, 2011
    LivePerson's been around for over a decade. Only now is it coming alive. I'll look at why.
  77. Make Room for Rackspace

    Make Room for Rackspace

    October 14, 2011
    Cloud computing represents a tectonic shift in computing. Revenues are soaring and there are exponential growth prospects ...
  78. A Superior Offer For Complete Production

    A Superior Offer For Complete Production

    October 14, 2011
    Superior makes a bid for further energy service consolidation.
  79. 3 Reasons To Own Sauer-Danfoss

    3 Reasons To Own Sauer-Danfoss

    October 14, 2011
    Sauer-Danfoss is making record margins these days, but its stock is up and down like a yo-yo. Here are three reasons to own ...
  80. An Even Outlook On Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

    An Even Outlook On Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

    October 14, 2011
    Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory's sales grew in the double digits. The company is standing out from the competition for ...
  81. Replace Your Income With Dividend-Paying Investments

    Replace Your Income With Dividend-Paying Investments

    October 13, 2011
    As more and more baby boomers focus on replacing lost income during retirement, the options for dividend-focused investing ...
  82. Taking A Look At Barrick Gold

    Taking A Look At Barrick Gold

    October 13, 2011
    With the volatility in gold prices lately, should you buy into the world's largest gold producer, Barrick Gold?
  83. Plays For A Stronger Dollar

    Plays For A Stronger Dollar

    October 13, 2011
    Despite the long term downward trend of the U.S. dollar, the currency has seen strength over the last few months. As economic ...
  84. Time To Buy The Land Drillers

    Time To Buy The Land Drillers

    October 12, 2011
    Land drillers are benefiting as both natural gas and oil drilling activity continues to increase. The market’s recent rout ...
  85. Investment Alternatives To Costco

    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 ...
  86. EnCana - Horn River Basin Midstream Review

    EnCana - Horn River Basin Midstream Review

    October 12, 2011
    EnCana is helping to build an LNG facility and a pipeline system in western Canada to enable production in the Horn River ...
  87. What's Ailing Coal Stocks?

    What's Ailing Coal Stocks?

    October 11, 2011
    Coal has gone from red-hot to ice-cold. Nevertheless, here is a list of companies to keep your eye on.
  88. Freeport Fights Off The Perfect Storm

    Freeport Fights Off The Perfect Storm

    October 11, 2011
    Freeport McMoRan fights off falling copper prices and a strike. The company may be down, but that won't last for long.
  89. Should Value Investors Check Into Marriott?

    Should Value Investors Check Into Marriott?

    October 11, 2011
    The hotel business is tricky, and people aren't vacationing as much. However, Marriott seems to be doing pretty good, all ...
  90. S&P 500 Losers - Third Quarter Of 2011

    S&P 500 Losers - Third Quarter Of 2011

    October 10, 2011
    A review the five worst performing stocks in the S&P 500 during the third quarter of 2011 and why these stocks did much ...
  91. Industrial-Sized REITs

    Industrial-Sized REITs

    October 10, 2011
    With industrial production and the economy grinding forward, many analysts believe the industrial real estate sector is ripe ...
  92. Upwardly-Revised Estimates Are Few And Far Between

    Upwardly-Revised Estimates Are Few And Far Between

    October 10, 2011
    The reeling in of earnings estimates has begun, but here are some compelling exceptions to that trend.
  93. EnCana - Horn River Basin Upstream Review

    EnCana - Horn River Basin Upstream Review

    October 10, 2011
    EnCana plans to develop natural gas in the Horn River Basin located in Western Canada for export to Asian markets.
  94. Wabco Brakes For Nobody

    Wabco Brakes For Nobody

    October 7, 2011
    I wrote about Wabco back in January 2009. Since then, it went on a tear until July when it fell out of bed. I can see no ...
  95. Yahoo! - Everybody's Favorite Target?

    Yahoo! - Everybody's Favorite Target?

    October 7, 2011
    The obligatory Yahoo! merger speculation heats up again.
  96. AMR – No Bankruptcy Today … Yet

    AMR – No Bankruptcy Today … Yet

    October 7, 2011
    American Airlines may not need bankruptcy, but it needs a new cost structure soon.
  97. Brazil Builds-Up For The World Cup

    Brazil Builds-Up For The World Cup

    October 7, 2011
    With both the World Cup and the Olympics in Brazil’s future, the nation is undergoing a major infrastructure revival.
  98. PPD Goes Private

    PPD Goes Private

    October 6, 2011
    PPD's acceptance of a low buyout bid raises questions about the CRO industry.
  99. Don't Dismiss Fertilizer

    Don't Dismiss Fertilizer

    October 6, 2011
    No matter how hard times get in this economy, society needs food and food needs fertilizer. This demand is helping to keep ...
  100. 3 Reasons To Own Lincare Holdings

    3 Reasons To Own Lincare Holdings

    October 6, 2011
    Lincare stock is down almost 20% YTD. While many fear the worst for LNCR, there are three reasons why its stocks are a 'buy.' ...
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