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  1. Unum Group Shares Operational & Capital Plan with Investors - ...

    December 17, 2014
    Unum Group (UNM) reaffirmed its 2014 outlook and unveiled its 2015 outlook at its meeting of investors and analysts.
  2. Two Emerging Markets Set To Outperform

    October 8, 2014
    Less than a month ago, a little-noticed event took place in Asia that should catch every investor's attention: the Vietnamese ...
  3. Two Emerging Markets With The Key To Unlock Wealth

    October 8, 2014
    Less than a month ago, a little-noticed event took place in Asia that should catch every investor's attention: the Vietnamese ...
  4. Make A Play For Asia’s Frontier

    Make A Play For Asia’s Frontier

    April 29, 2014
    With economic growth slowing in China and India it may be time to look towards Asia’s up-and-comers. Favorable demographics ...
  5. After years of struggling, Europe may finally be turning a corner. We'll take a look at how you can profit from the turnaround.

    Believe It Or Not, European Stocks Are Heating Up

    October 24, 2013
    After years of struggling, Europe may finally be turning a corner. Critical pieces of economic data are all pointing towards ...
  6. The Commercial Mortgage Story Gets Better For Investors

    August 27, 2013
    Things are looking up for loans tied to commercial real estate mortgages. Delinquencies continue to drop, while refinancing ...
  7. Frontier Market Index Secrets Revealed

    August 15, 2013
    Most passively managed ETFs are designed to track underlying indices and most ETF investors know that. How much time investors ...
  8. Glaxo Initiates Phase III Study - Analyst Blog

    July 8, 2013
    GlaxoSmithKline has initiated a phase III study on a subcutaneous formulation of Arzerra
  9. Thoratec Takes over DuraHeart II VAS - Analyst Blog

    July 3, 2013
    Thoratec Corp. revealed that it has taken over the DuraHeart II (DH-II) ventricular assist system from Terumo Corporation. ...
  10. Impala Platinum Trying To Survive Multiple Challenges

    June 12, 2013
    Impala has been pummeled by weaker prices, higher costs, adverse geology, and political aggrevations.
  11. Express Rides Fashion Star To Online Success

    May 31, 2013
    Specialty retailer Express announced first quarter earnings May 30 that beat the consensus estimate. Not only that but it ...
  12. It Gets A Little Harder From Here For Covidien

    April 29, 2013
    Expectations are the bigger issue for Covidien, as underlying growth is still pretty good on a relative basis.
  13. CONMED Beats 4Q Estimates - Analyst Blog

    February 15, 2013
    CONMED Corporation (CNMD), a medical technologies and surgical devices company, reported fourth-quarter 2012 adjusted earnings ...
  14. Jack Bogle Doesn't Think You Should Get Cozy With ETFs

    February 15, 2013
    Bogle likes index ETFs, but he doesn't think that using them as trading vehicles or as ways to beat the market is a sound ...
  15. The 2 Most Important Numbers You Need to Know Before Investing ...

    January 16, 2013
    U.S. Investors poured a stunning $54 billion into emerging-market exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in 2012, according to research ...
  16. Is the Vietnam ETF Back on Track? - ETF News And Commentary

    January 10, 2013
    After a dismal performance in 2011, Vietnam ETF had started 2012 on a very strong note and was the one of the best performers ...
  17. Huntington Ingalls Industries and Other Transportation Stocks ...

    December 28, 2012
    The market is currently down, with the Nasdaq slipping 0.3%, the S&P 500 declining 0.5% and the Dow falling 0.5%. The ...
  18. A.M. Best Affirms Assurant Ratings - Analyst Blog

    December 4, 2012
    Following a periodic review, rating agency A.M Best affirmed Assurant Inc.'s (AIZ) issuer credit ratings ("ICR") at 'bbb'. ...
  19. CPFL Energia S.A and Other Utilities Stocks Making Big Moves ...

    December 4, 2012
    The Nasdaq is down 0.5%, the S&P 500 has fallen 0.3% and the Dow has moved little after the morning's trading. The utilities ...
  20. ING Vends Off Thailand Unit - Analyst Blog

    November 21, 2012
    Netherlands-based ING Groep NV (ING) announced to sell its lucrative Thailand Asset management business to Singapore's United ...
  21. China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd and Other Big Movers In Transportation ...

    November 9, 2012
    The market is currently up, with the Nasdaq climbing 0.9%, the S&P 500 increasing 0.5% and the Dow up 0.2%. The transportation ...
  22. Torchmark Corp Stays Neutral - Analyst Blog

    November 7, 2012
    We are reiterating our Neutral recommendation on life and health insurer, Torchmark Corp. (TMK). Though we are optimistic ...
  23. Feds Sue Big Banks Over Mortgage Fraud

    November 6, 2012
    While the housing sector continues to grind forward, federal investigators have been busy uncovering the reasons for the ...
  24. Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV and Other Big Movers In Consumer ...

    October 22, 2012
    So far today, the Nasdaq has moved up 0.5%, the S&P 500 has been relatively flat and the Dow is unchanged. The consumer ...
  25. Everything You Need To Know About Frontier ETFs

    September 26, 2012
    With the ETF industry expanding at its rapid pace, issuers have gradually began venturing into more unconventional markets ...
  26. SunTrust Re-aligns Balance Sheet - Analyst Blog

    September 7, 2012
    SunTrust Banks, Inc. (STI) has announced a set of restructuring initiatives in order to fortify its balance sheet, improvise ...
  27. New Short Sale Guidelines from GSEs - Analyst Blog

    August 23, 2012
    Homeowners of underwater properties have a reason to rejoice thanks to the introduction of new guidelines from the two government-sponsored ...
  28. FDIC Files Lawsuit Related to MBS - Analyst Blog

    August 13, 2012
    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) has filed a lawsuit against major banks over the alleged sale of $388 million ...
  29. Biggest Transportation Sector Movers, Including CEA

    August 6, 2012
    The Nasdaq has moved up 1%, the S&P 500 has moved up 0.5% and the Dow has risen 0.6%, marking a bad morning for the market. ...
  30. The Definitive ASEAN ETF Guide

    July 3, 2012
    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, is more than just another catchy investment acronym. ASEAN encompasses ...
  31. Kurdistan Oil And Gas Gains Momentum

    June 28, 2012
    The Kurdistan region of Iraq has seen an increase in oil and gas exploration as the industry looks to find sources of future ...
  32. Want A High-Yield Healthcare Stock? Look To Canada

    June 20, 2012
    CML HealthCare isn't flashy, but it's a reliable dividend payer.
  33. When Will Genworth's Turnaround Come?

    June 15, 2012
    Genworth is still struggling to find its way after the U.S. housing debacle.
  34. Asia's Other Tigers

    June 4, 2012
    China gets all of the action, but there are other opportunities in Asia.
  35. Treasury to Sell AIG Stock - Analyst Blog

    May 7, 2012
    Basking after a good first-quarter performance, yesterday American International Group Inc. (AIG) announced the US Treasury ...
  36. 4 Undervalued Stocks Under $5

    April 19, 2012
    While low price doesn’t equate to low risk, the staff at Kapitall.com identifies four stocks are very affordable and appear ...
  37. Asia's Frontier Beckons

    April 18, 2012
    For investors, Asia offers more opportunities than just China and India. The continent's frontier markets could be some of ...
  38. Pre-Emerging Markets: Is Vietnam An Investor's Paradise?

    March 5, 2012
    A relatively ignored country as far as international markets go, Vietnam has had a surprisingly strong performance in 2012. ...
  39. 10 New Hyper-Specific ETFs

    February 28, 2012
    It was only a matter of time before exchange traded funds turned more and more into very specific tools to accomplish diversification ...
  40. 4 ETFs To Play 4 "Left For Dead" Sectors

    January 19, 2012
    For patient portfolios and investors, going against the herd can mean long term profits.
  41. Fitch's Downgrade Of Emerging Asia Is A Buying Signal

    January 2, 2012
    As the world economic growth begins to slow, some opportunities have risen for longer focused investors.
  42. Video Game Stocks To Watch In 2012

    December 27, 2011
    Will video game stocks keep clicking in 2012?
  43. Bet On Macau

    December 15, 2011
    China’s new found wealth is transforming Macau into an entertainment mecca.
  44. Bill Gross Bets Big On Mortgage Bonds

    December 8, 2011
    Bond King, Bill Gross’ recent return to the MBS market could signal a revival in the bond type.
  45. 2 Tanker-Sized Oil Yields

    December 1, 2011
    The energy sector is the hottest in commodities today, says Richard Lehmann in this exclusive interview with MoneyShow.com, ...
  46. 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. ...
  47. Finding Solace In Non-Financial Dividends

    August 10, 2011
    With the recent market maelstrom, investors have once again begun the flight to quality. Adding a dose of non-financial dividends ...
  48. Investing In The ASEAN Region

    July 7, 2011
    Find out how to invest in Southeast Asia via ETFs.
  49. Will Dry Bulk Shippers Ever Come Back?

    June 15, 2011
    Dry bulk shipping stocks have for the most part been a nightmare for investors the last couple of years. Will the tide ever ...
  50. Bank Of America Cleans Up Another Mess

    April 18, 2011
    Bank of America resolves another problem and gives some hope to bond insurers.
  51. The Real Winners Of Shipping's Paradigm Shift

    April 13, 2011
    If you want to find an undervalued name, here are some obscure winners from the ever-changing shipping industry.
  52. Should You invest in American Capital's Lesser Known Affiliate?

    March 23, 2011
    Little-known American Capital Agency is a REIT that investors should consider - with the right diversification.
  53. Gaming Industry In Desperate Battle

    March 18, 2011
    The gaming industry has the ammunition to battle the crisis in Japan.
  54. 4 Reasons To Love Mercer International

    March 8, 2011
    With pulp prices booming, I'll look at four reasons why now is a good time to own Mercer International.
  55. The Rally In Rice

    February 8, 2011
    As agriculture and food prices continue their skyward climb, rice remains a value compared to the others.
  56. Asia's Other Tigers

    January 7, 2011
    China gets all of the action, but there are other opportunities in Asia.
  57. Lululemon Talks A Good Game

    January 3, 2011
    Lululemon's Q3 earnings report was pristine. Christine Day, the company's CEO, talks a great game, but several things continue ...
  58. 4 Small Caps For Value Investors

    November 30, 2010
    If you prefer slightly more risk than a conservative investor, these small caps are worth a look.
  59. The Vikings Are Coming - With Fashion

    October 1, 2010
    H&M isn't very popular in the U.S. just yet, but it should be.
  60. Small Companies With Big MDx Dreams

    September 29, 2010
    These small companies could find gold in the molecular diagnostics markets.
  61. Forging Into Frontier Markets

    September 8, 2010
    Developing nations offer a great way to diversify a portfolio while also capitalizing on long term trends.
  62. 3 Country-Specific ETFs To Avoid

    August 24, 2010
    ETFs allow investors access to global markets, but that doesn't mean these ETFs are worth investing in.
  63. Short The Canadian Housing Bubble

    May 11, 2010
    Canada's housing bubble presents serious risks for would-be real estate buyers and opportunities for investors comfortable ...
  64. The Shape Of Dry Bulk Shipping

    April 19, 2010
    With the global economy recovering, is it time to set sail with shipping companies?
  65. Three Middle Eastern Jewels

    April 9, 2010
    The Middle East offers opportunity for long-term investors in Egypt, Israel and Turkey.
  66. After EA's Outlook, It's Time To Think Outside The Xbox

    February 11, 2010
    The best way to play the gaming market may just be to avoid ERTS, and focus on some less-covered game-makers with concrete ...
  67. Asia's Other Tigers

    January 4, 2010
    China gets all of the action, but there are other opportunities in Asia.
  68. Rise Of The Mortgage REITs

    September 7, 2009
    The numner of mortgage REIT IPOs has soared as the markets open up again and distressed assets increase.
  69. The Dash For Trash

    August 28, 2009
    The dash for trash in the financial sector.
  70. ADP Analyst Meeting: A Review

    March 31, 2009
    ADP seeks to calm weary investors. The company's diverse sectors are promising, even with some tough competition.
  71. Bailing Out Buffett

    March 13, 2009
    Does one of the richest men in America need a helping hand?
  72. Nationalizing Banks Is Not The Solution

    February 24, 2009
    Talk of nationalizing Bank of America and Citigroup is not the solution to the financial system. The government should stop ...
  73. Capstead Mortgage An Unlikely Survivor

    November 28, 2008
    Despite a direct connection to adjustable rate residential mortgages, Capstead Mortgage's simple business model should see ...
  74. Farmer Mac Steps In It, Again

    September 22, 2008
    The financial crisis is spreading to America's heartland. Learn how a truckload of toxic Lehman Brothers debt could hurt ...
  75. Top 5 Volume Stocks For September 16

    September 16, 2008
    A look at five of the most active stocks in the market by midday, with a focus on embattled AIG.
  76. Analyzing The Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac Fallout

    September 9, 2008
    Learn why the government takeover should be good for the economy overall and which shareholders have the most to lose.
  77. Transportation Stocks Driving The Rally

    May 29, 2008
    While energy and oil continue to garner attention, transportation stocks have quietly taken over as market leaders.
  78. More Troubles For Fannie Mae

    May 7, 2008
    Chalk up another $2.2 billion in losses for America's largest mortgage buyer. Fannie's gloomy story is a warning for the ...
  79. The Stealth Wealth In Municipal Bonds

    March 24, 2008
    For a few municipal bond ETFs the present risk within muni markets might actually be a blessing in disguise.
  80. Fannie And Freddie Show Severity Of Mortgage Woes (FNM, FRE)

    November 27, 2007
    Both companies are known for buying only the safest mortgages, but that hasn't mattered recently. They are seeing big losses. ...
  81. Freddie Mac Pays For Scandal (FRE)

    October 8, 2007
    This mortgage company has tough times right now, but its long-term outlook may not be so bleak.
  82. Freddie Mac Gets Slammed (FRE)

    September 7, 2007
    Even the safest loans are getting hit by credit problems. What does this mean for the economy going forward?
  83. Coal-To-Oil: America's Energy Solution? (SSL, RTK, SYNM)

    July 6, 2007
    A JP Morgan study says coal-to-oil conversion could replace OPEC's oil.
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