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  1. Invest In This Top Innovator Before July 31

    Invest In This Top Innovator Before July 31

    July 14, 2014
    Although U.S. stocks began the third quarter on a down note due to worries about slowing global growth, they could soon treat ...
  2. Is The Correction Almost Here? 2 Things To Watch For

    Is The Correction Almost Here? 2 Things To Watch For

    July 14, 2014
    All major U.S. indices closed lower last week, led by the Russell 2000, which collapsed 4%. This pushed the small-cap index ...
  3. Wells Fargo & a Return to Normalcy - Ahead of Wall Street

    Wells Fargo & a Return to Normalcy - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 11, 2014
    The reassuring earnings report from Wells Fargo (WFC) and easing of Portugal-related fears should result in a normal trading ...
  4. Bull of the Day: Southwest Airlines (LUV) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Southwest Airlines (LUV) - Bull of the Day

    July 11, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Southwest Airlines (LUV) - Bull of the Day
  5. Bear of the Day: Pier 1 (PIR) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Pier 1 (PIR) - Bear of the Day

    July 11, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Pier 1 (PIR) - Bear of the Day
  6. Business Services - The Shift Is On - Industry Outlook

    Business Services - The Shift Is On - Industry Outlook

    July 11, 2014
    Business Services - The Shift Is On - Industry Outlook
  7. Adidas Gaining The Edge, As Nike Leaves Manchester United Behind

    Adidas Gaining The Edge, As Nike Leaves Manchester United Behind

    July 10, 2014
    Brazil isn't the only big name getting kicked around in the soccer world. On Tuesday, Nike (NYSE: Nike has been a sponsor ...
  8. Low Jobless Claims Not Enough - Ahead of Wall Street

    Low Jobless Claims Not Enough - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 10, 2014
    The international headlines that have been weighing on overnight market action in Asia and Europe pertain to soft trade out ...
  9. Bull of the Day: PAREXEL (PRXL) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: PAREXEL (PRXL) - Bull of the Day

    July 10, 2014
    Bull of the Day: PAREXEL (PRXL) - Bull of the Day
  10. Bear of the Day: Darden (DRI) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Darden (DRI) - Bear of the Day

    July 10, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Darden (DRI) - Bear of the Day
  11. What Do Investors Expect from Q2 Earnings? - Ahead of Wall Street

    What Do Investors Expect from Q2 Earnings? - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 9, 2014
    Earnings are expected to be up +5.6% in Q3 and +8.9% in Q4, with the growth pace expected to accelerate further in the following ...
  12. Bull of the Day: Goldcorp (GG) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Goldcorp (GG) - Bull of the Day

    July 9, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Goldcorp (GG) - Bull of the Day
  13. Bear of the Day: Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust (CHKR)  - Bear ...

    Bear of the Day: Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust (CHKR) - Bear ...

    July 9, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust (CHKR) - Bear of the Day
  14. Health Insurance: Reinvention Through Obamacare - Industry Outlook

    Health Insurance: Reinvention Through Obamacare - Industry Outlook

    July 9, 2014
    Health Insurance: Reinvention Through Obamacare - Industry Outlook
  15. Spotlight on Q2 Earnings - Ahead of Wall Street

    Spotlight on Q2 Earnings - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 8, 2014
    The 2014 Q2 earnings season will likely be the next catalyst for the market, determining whether stocks continue their recent ...
  16. Bear of the Day: Francesca's (FRAN) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Francesca's (FRAN) - Bear of the Day

    July 8, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Francesca's (FRAN) - Bear of the Day
  17. Bull of the Day: ConocoPhillips (COP) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: ConocoPhillips (COP) - Bull of the Day

    July 8, 2014
    Bull of the Day: ConocoPhillips (COP) - Bull of the Day
  18. It's All About Q3 Guidance - Earnings Trends

    It's All About Q3 Guidance - Earnings Trends

    July 8, 2014
    It's All About Q3 Guidance - Earnings Trends
  19. Follow Last Week's Narrative (For Now) - Ahead of Wall Street

    Follow Last Week's Narrative (For Now) - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 7, 2014
    Last week's strong jobs report will likely remain the dominant theme in today's session.
  20. Consulting Analyst Ann Logue Talks 'Day Trading For Dummies'

    Consulting Analyst Ann Logue Talks 'Day Trading For Dummies'

    July 7, 2014
    Day trading is a business. At least that's how freelance writer and consulting analyst Ann Logue wants people to see ...
  21. Bear of the Day: Vera Bradley (VRA) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Vera Bradley (VRA) - Bear of the Day

    July 7, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Vera Bradley (VRA) - Bear of the Day
  22. Bull of the Day: Intel (INTC) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Intel (INTC) - Bull of the Day

    July 7, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Intel (INTC) - Bull of the Day
  23. Barron's Recap: Quarterly Report On Mutual Funds

    Barron's Recap: Quarterly Report On Mutual Funds

    July 6, 2014
    This weekend in Barron's online: the quarterly report on mutual funds, as well as the prospects for Dish Network, Realogy ...
  24. Economic Fireworks Continue - Ahead of Wall Street

    Economic Fireworks Continue - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 3, 2014
    New job creation for the month went up 288K, with an unemployment rate that has fallen to 6.1%
  25. Bull of the Day: Michael Kors (KORS) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Michael Kors (KORS) - Bull of the Day

    July 3, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Michael Kors (KORS) - Bull of the Day
  26. Bear of the Day: Sotheby's (BID) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Sotheby's (BID) - Bear of the Day

    July 3, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Sotheby's (BID) - Bear of the Day
  27. e-Commerce Stocks on Which to Click (pt. 2) - Industry Outlook

    e-Commerce Stocks on Which to Click (pt. 2) - Industry Outlook

    July 2, 2014
    e-Commerce Stocks on Which to Click (pt. 2) - Industry Outlook
  28. 15 Companies That Are Killing It With Equal Rights

    15 Companies That Are Killing It With Equal Rights

    July 2, 2014
    The Supreme Court's decision on Monday, in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, exempted some companies from offering contraceptive ...
  29. Good News from ADP - Ahead of Wall Street

    Good News from ADP - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 2, 2014
    June employment numbers from private-sector payroll firm ADP (ADP) came in better than expected this morning, with 281K new ...
  30. e-Commerce Stocks on Which to Click (pt. 1) - Industry Outlook

    e-Commerce Stocks on Which to Click (pt. 1) - Industry Outlook

    July 1, 2014
    e-Commerce Stocks on Which to Click (pt. 1) - Industry Outlook
  31. Is It Finally Time For TIPS?

    Is It Finally Time For TIPS?

    July 1, 2014
    Inflation hasn’t been a problem for a while now, but with both key measures of inflation on the rise, now could be the time ...
  32. Your Best Bet In The Medical Space

    Your Best Bet In The Medical Space

    July 1, 2014
    With so many Americans entering their golden years there will be plenty of profit in medical device stocks. Here are a few ...
  33. Welcome to the Second Half! - Ahead of Wall Street

    Welcome to the Second Half! - Ahead of Wall Street

    July 1, 2014
    The weather's pleasant, there's plenty of pent-up demand in many industries, housing is steadily improving — what's ...
  34. #PreMarket Primer: Tuesday, July 1: Poroshenko To End The Ceasefire ...

    #PreMarket Primer: Tuesday, July 1: Poroshenko To End The Ceasefire ...

    July 1, 2014
    Despite growing pressure from the West and at home to extend the one week ceasefire, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ...
  35. Bear of the Day: DSW (DSW) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: DSW (DSW) - Bear of the Day

    July 1, 2014
    Bear of the Day: DSW (DSW) - Bear of the Day
  36. Bull of the Day: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (RRGB) - Bull of the ...

    Bull of the Day: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (RRGB) - Bull of the ...

    July 1, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (RRGB) - Bull of the Day
  37. A Classic Case of Kick the Can - Ahead of Wall Street

    A Classic Case of Kick the Can - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 30, 2014
    Sheraz Mian has been articulating this narrative for around 8 solid quarters or more: growth expectations are hopeful, until ...
  38. Bull of the Day: Avis Budget Group (CAR) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Avis Budget Group (CAR) - Bull of the Day

    June 30, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Avis Budget Group (CAR) - Bull of the Day
  39. Bear of the Day: ExOne Company (XONE) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: ExOne Company (XONE) - Bear of the Day

    June 29, 2014
    Bear of the Day: ExOne Company (XONE) - Bear of the Day
  40. This Detroit Startup Could Change The Pasta Industry

    This Detroit Startup Could Change The Pasta Industry

    June 27, 2014
    Like many millennials, Brian Rudolph cares about nutrition. He loves pasta, but he's also gluten-free. And the gluten-free ...
  41. 4 Tips For Saving Money This 4th Of July

    4 Tips For Saving Money This 4th Of July

    June 27, 2014
    No matter how you plan to spend the Independence Day holiday weekend, it will likely cost money. Whether you will be traveling, ...
  42. Is It Complacency? - Ahead of Wall Street

    Is It Complacency? - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 27, 2014
    The magnitude of the Q2 rebound is a lot less robust than consensus market expectations.
  43. Bull of the Day: Stillwater Mining (SWC) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Stillwater Mining (SWC) - Bull of the Day

    June 27, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Stillwater Mining (SWC) - Bull of the Day
  44. Bear of the Day: Coach (COH) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Coach (COH) - Bear of the Day

    June 27, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Coach (COH) - Bear of the Day
  45. Why Your Next Dollar Should Go To Mexican Stocks

    Why Your Next Dollar Should Go To Mexican Stocks

    June 26, 2014
    Mexico is quickly becoming a leading manufacturer. That means better wages, a growing middle class and more investment opportunities. ...
  46. Why Bad News May Not Be So Bad? - Ahead of Wall Street

    Why Bad News May Not Be So Bad? - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 26, 2014
    Another day, another weak read from the economy.
  47. Bull of the Day: Multi-Color Corp (LABL) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Multi-Color Corp (LABL) - Bull of the Day

    June 26, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Multi-Color Corp (LABL) - Bull of the Day
  48. Bear of the Day: Quidel (QDEL) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Quidel (QDEL) - Bear of the Day

    June 26, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Quidel (QDEL) - Bear of the Day
  49. Mixed Start to Q2 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    Mixed Start to Q2 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    June 26, 2014
    Mixed Start to Q2 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  50. Forget Gold, Invest In These Precious Metals

    Forget Gold, Invest In These Precious Metals

    June 25, 2014
    Silver, platinum and palladium are driven more by their industrial demand than their safe-haven status. The time to buy is ...
  51. How Good is the Rebound? - Ahead of Wall Street

    How Good is the Rebound? - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 25, 2014
    This morning's soft Durable Goods report didn't provide much solace
  52. Bull of the Day: Affymetrix (AFFX) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Affymetrix (AFFX) - Bull of the Day

    June 25, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Affymetrix (AFFX) - Bull of the Day
  53. Bear of the Day: Zais Financial (ZFC) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Zais Financial (ZFC) - Bear of the Day

    June 25, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Zais Financial (ZFC) - Bear of the Day
  54. Isiah Thomas Assists In Annual Detroit Fireworks Fundraiser

    Isiah Thomas Assists In Annual Detroit Fireworks Fundraiser

    June 24, 2014
    A ‘bad boy’ stopped by the 56th annual Detroit Fireworks. Serving as honorary chair for the 9th Annual Catch ...
  55. 5 Megatrends and ETFs to Play Them

    5 Megatrends and ETFs to Play Them

    June 24, 2014
    These long-term trends in demographics, politics, and economic policy are global in nature and tremendously powerful, and ...
  56. The Seasonally Quiet Period - Ahead of Wall Street

    The Seasonally Quiet Period - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 24, 2014
    The lowered estimates notwithstanding, earnings growth in Q2 will be more than double the pace we saw in Q1.
  57. Bull of the Day: Qihoo 360 (QIHU) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Qihoo 360 (QIHU) - Bull of the Day

    June 24, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Qihoo 360 (QIHU) - Bull of the Day
  58. Bear of the Day: lululemon athletica (LULU) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: lululemon athletica (LULU) - Bear of the Day

    June 23, 2014
    Bear of the Day: lululemon athletica (LULU) - Bear of the Day
  59. Steel Industry Showing Resilience - Industry Outlook

    Steel Industry Showing Resilience - Industry Outlook

    June 23, 2014
    Steel Industry Showing Resilience - Industry Outlook
  60. Are China Worries Receding? - Ahead of Wall Street

    Are China Worries Receding? - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 23, 2014
    More positive news out of China
  61. Bear of the Day: ITT Education (ESI) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: ITT Education (ESI) - Bear of the Day

    June 23, 2014
    Bear of the Day: ITT Education (ESI) - Bear of the Day
  62. Bull of the Day: Encana (ECA) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Encana (ECA) - Bull of the Day

    June 23, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Encana (ECA) - Bull of the Day
  63. How Long Can Tesla's Rally Continue?

    How Long Can Tesla's Rally Continue?

    June 20, 2014
    With many momentum stocks coming back into favor this week, it will be interesting to see if the moves can continue to see ...
  64. Where We Go From Here? - Ahead of Wall Street

    Where We Go From Here? - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 20, 2014
    The Fed's dovish commitment is a very powerful elixir for this market.
  65. Bull of the Day: Tower (TOWR) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Tower (TOWR) - Bull of the Day

    June 20, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Tower (TOWR) - Bull of the Day
  66. Bear of the Day: Tumi (TUMI) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Tumi (TUMI) - Bear of the Day

    June 20, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Tumi (TUMI) - Bear of the Day
  67. Underlying Tech And Pricing Concerns Scorch Amazon's Fire Phone

    Underlying Tech And Pricing Concerns Scorch Amazon's Fire Phone

    June 19, 2014
    On Wednesday, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced its first smartphone design with Dynamic Perspective and Firefly technologies. ...
  68. Pay Attention To This Economic Bellwether

    Pay Attention To This Economic Bellwether

    June 19, 2014
    An accelerating economy and recent freight volume growth means that savvy investors should pay more than a little attention ...
  69. Fed Makes Everybody Happy - Ahead of Wall Street

    Fed Makes Everybody Happy - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 19, 2014
    There were no surprises from the Fed, but it was still able to make everybody happy.
  70. Bear of the Day: ViaSat (VSAT) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: ViaSat (VSAT) - Bear of the Day

    June 19, 2014
    Bear of the Day: ViaSat (VSAT) - Bear of the Day
  71. Bull of the Day: Delta Air Lines (DAL) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Delta Air Lines (DAL) - Bull of the Day

    June 19, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Delta Air Lines (DAL) - Bull of the Day
  72. Handicapping the Fed - Ahead of Wall Street

    Handicapping the Fed - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 18, 2014
    Markets are expected to remain in a tentative mood today.
  73. Bull of the Day: AGL Resources (GAS) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: AGL Resources (GAS) - Bull of the Day

    June 17, 2014
    Bull of the Day: AGL Resources (GAS) - Bull of the Day
  74. Bear of the Day: Hertz (HTZ) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Hertz (HTZ) - Bear of the Day

    June 17, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Hertz (HTZ) - Bear of the Day
  75. What's Holding Housing Back? - Ahead of Wall Street

    What's Holding Housing Back? - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 17, 2014
    Today's housing data came on weak side, with both Starts and Permits coming modestly shy of expectations.
  76. Did Tyson Really Win The Hillshire Takeover Battle?

    Did Tyson Really Win The Hillshire Takeover Battle?

    June 16, 2014
    With the merger and acquisition market really heating up as of late, the Street has been sending mixed signals to the shareholders ...
  77. Foreign Banks Face Tough Road to Recovery - Industry Outlook

    Foreign Banks Face Tough Road to Recovery - Industry Outlook

    June 16, 2014
    Foreign Banks Face Tough Road to Recovery - Industry Outlook
  78. Stocks in Tentative Mood - Ahead of Wall Street

    Stocks in Tentative Mood - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 16, 2014
    The bond market's recent strength has made it easier for the Fed to get out of the QE business without disrupting the market. ...
  79. Bear of the Day: Arctic Cat (ACAT) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Arctic Cat (ACAT) - Bear of the Day

    June 16, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Arctic Cat (ACAT) - Bear of the Day
  80. Bull of the Day: Avago Technologies (AVGO) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Avago Technologies (AVGO) - Bull of the Day

    June 16, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Avago Technologies (AVGO) - Bull of the Day
  81. Earnings Expectations For The Week Of June 16: FedEx, Oracle ...

    Earnings Expectations For The Week Of June 16: FedEx, Oracle ...

    June 14, 2014
    Scheduled quarterly reports from BlackBerry (NASDAQ: earnings front. Analysts are looking for year-over-year growth on the ...
  82. Barron's Recap: 2014 Midyear Roundtable

    Barron's Recap: 2014 Midyear Roundtable

    June 14, 2014
    This weekend in Barron's online: the 2014 Midyear Roundtable, why most investing professionals are below average, as ...
  83. What???s Happening in Iraq? - Ahead of Wall Street

    What???s Happening in Iraq? - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 13, 2014
    The oil market???s reaction appears to be more emotional and knee-jerk rather than reflective of ground realities.
  84. What's Happening in Iraq? - Ahead of Wall Street

    What's Happening in Iraq? - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 13, 2014
    The oil market's reaction appears to be more emotional and knee-jerk rather than reflective of ground realities.
  85. Bull of the Day: Xoom Corp (XOOM) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Xoom Corp (XOOM) - Bull of the Day

    June 13, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Xoom Corp (XOOM) - Bull of the Day
  86. Bear of the Day: Ralph Lauren (RL) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Ralph Lauren (RL) - Bear of the Day

    June 13, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Ralph Lauren (RL) - Bear of the Day
  87. Why Your Portfolio Needs This Undervalued Metal

    Why Your Portfolio Needs This Undervalued Metal

    June 12, 2014
    After spending much of last year in the dumps, aluminum is making a comeback. Rising global manufacturing and dwindling supplies ...
  88. Q2 Rebound Not That Strong - Ahead of Wall Street

    Q2 Rebound Not That Strong - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 12, 2014
    This runs counter to the broadly improving trend in economic data that has been pointing towards the U.S. economy
  89. REITs: Something to Build On - Industry Outlook

    REITs: Something to Build On - Industry Outlook

    June 12, 2014
    REITs: Something to Build On - Industry Outlook
  90. Global Growth Questions - Ahead of Wall Street

    Global Growth Questions - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 11, 2014
    Stocks today will likely reflect the weak global growth backdrop emerging from the World Bank report.
  91. Bull of the Day: GATX (GMT) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: GATX (GMT) - Bull of the Day

    June 11, 2014
    Bull of the Day: GATX (GMT) - Bull of the Day
  92. Bear of the Day: Express (EXPR) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Express (EXPR) - Bear of the Day

    June 11, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Express (EXPR) - Bear of the Day
  93. Why Europe's Equities Are Worth Cheering For

    Why Europe's Equities Are Worth Cheering For

    June 10, 2014
    The European Central Bank’s plan to cut rates and stimulate growth should light a fire under equities and real estate. What ...
  94. What The Next Decline Will Likely Tell Us

    What The Next Decline Will Likely Tell Us

    June 10, 2014
    Even the most ardent bulls will have to admit the current joyride to the upside might be getting a little out of hand. For ...
  95. Reggie Middleton Talks Bitcoin's Future And Why Google Is Preferred ...

    Reggie Middleton Talks Bitcoin's Future And Why Google Is Preferred ...

    June 10, 2014
    Reggie Middleton is the founder and editor of the Boom Bust Blog. According to Middleton's blog, he "is an entrepreneurial ...
  96. Central Banks Flexing Muscle - Ahead of Wall Street

    Central Banks Flexing Muscle - Ahead of Wall Street

    June 10, 2014
    The gains we've been seeing are not restricted to the U.S.; markets across the pond are in as much a bullish mood.
  97. Bear of the Day: Annie's (BNNY) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Annie's (BNNY) - Bear of the Day

    June 10, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Annie's (BNNY) - Bear of the Day
  98. Bull of the Day: The Navigators Group (NAVG) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: The Navigators Group (NAVG) - Bull of the Day

    June 10, 2014
    Bull of the Day: The Navigators Group (NAVG) - Bull of the Day
  99. Closing the Books on Q1 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    Closing the Books on Q1 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    June 10, 2014
    Closing the Books on Q1 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  100. Can Consumer Staples Rebound? - Industry Outlook

    Can Consumer Staples Rebound? - Industry Outlook

    June 10, 2014
    Can Consumer Staples Rebound? - Industry Outlook
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