NQ : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Follow The Country's Largest Pension Fund Into This Asset

    October 23, 2014
    The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) shocked the investing world in September when it announced that ...
  2. Is Canada’s Lagging Energy Sector A Good Bet?

    October 1, 2014
    Canada is sitting on an ocean of oil and gas, and these ETFs and companies play off of that very fact.
  3. A Simple Method To Outperform Buffett's Heirs

    September 29, 2014
    You do not get to be one of the world's wealthiest investors without being able to make some pretty amazing deals. Shares ...
  4. Internet Stocks Are Surging... And This Is The Best Way To Profit

    July 30, 2014
    Investors seem to have gotten over the beating that Internet stocks took from early March to early May, when the group plummeted ...
  5. After spending much of 2013 in the dumps, REITs have roared this year. Investors should expect the gains to continue as long as the economy strengthens and interest rates remain low.

    How Far Can The REIT Rally Go?

    June 3, 2014
    After spending much of 2013 in the dumps, REITs have roared back this year. But how much gas could the real estate investments ...
  6. Are Your Stocks Heading For A Plunge? This One Number Could Tell ...

    April 15, 2014
    As the market surged ever higher over the past five years, short sellers were knocked off their game. #-ad_banner-#Every ...
  7. 3 Heavily Shorted Stocks That Could Plunge

    April 15, 2014
    As the market surged ever higher over the past five years, short sellers were knocked off their game. #-ad_banner-#Every ...
  8. The Best Performing ETFs of 2013

    January 1, 2014
    This year may have started off on shaky footing as our nation tiptoed near the fiscal cliff, but when we look in the rear ...
  9. This Hidden Catalyst Could Cripple The Housing Market In 2014

    December 9, 2013
    Despite a bunch of new stats, trends and regulations circulating about the housing market, nothing points to its definitive ...
  10. 7 ETF Types To Be Thankful For

    November 28, 2013
    This year has shaped up to be quite kind to investors as major equity indexes are holding onto double-digit gains ahead of ...
  11. This Metric Shielded Us From This Suspect High-Flier

    November 7, 2013
    Muddy Waters Research is an investment research firm that specializes in uncovering companies whose financial statements ...
  12. 5 ETF Underdogs Beating The Market

    October 30, 2013
    Though the ETF industry has certainly come a long way since SPY‘s debut in 1993, there are still only a small percentage ...
  13. How To Invest In 2013′s Breakthrough Technologies

    October 14, 2013
    For Wall Street, the technology sector has been one of the most rewarding–yet frustrating–industries to invest ...
  14. How To Invest In 2013′s Breakthrough Technologies

    October 14, 2013
    For Wall Street, the technology sector has been one of the most rewarding–yet frustrating–industries to invest ...
  15. The Hidden Costs of ETF Investing

    October 10, 2013
    One of the most appealing features of exchange-traded funds–aside from the ability to tap into a large variety of asset ...
  16. The Time For Retail Real Estate Is Now

    September 11, 2013
    Driven by cost-cutting consumers and high unemployment, firms operating the shopping and strip mall space have been left ...
  17. Facebook (FB) Finally Above IPO Price; ETFs That Have Endured ...

    August 8, 2013
    The Facebook IPO on May 18th, 2012 was chaotic, to say the least. Between the Nasdaq failing to control the flood of trades ...
  18. 3-Year Review: Best & Worst ETFs In Each Sector

    July 31, 2013
    In the last few years, investors have slowly found their way back to equity markets as more lucrative opportunities continue ...
  19. WebMD Surges On Earnings Surge--Buy Or Sell?

    July 15, 2013
    Health information provider WebMD announced preliminary second quarter earnings that included a surprise profit instead of ...
  20. REITs Still Hold Long Term Value

    July 10, 2013
    The Fed’s taper talk recent squashed some of the euphoria for the commercial real estate world. However, REITs have historically ...
  21. Real Estate ETFs: 3 Things To Consider

    July 8, 2013
    For retail investors, the exchange traded fund boom has opened up a plethora of opportunities for portfolio construction. ...
  22. Head-To-Head: Real Estate Industry ETFs

    June 25, 2013
    After suffering tremendous losses during the 2008 housing bubble, real estate investments have managed to claw their way ...
  23. U.S. Real Estate ETFs Battle For Inflows: IYR vs. ICF vs. RWR

    June 12, 2013
    With the economic turnaround in the U.S. gaining momentum, real estate investments were among the first to come back. They ...
  24. Williams Companies and Other Energy Stocks Worth a Look Now

    May 22, 2013
    The National Association of Publicly Traded Partnerships (NAPTP) is holding its investor conference this week. And there ...
  25. Crime Pays For REIT Investors

    April 23, 2013
    While it’s not a glamorous business, operating for-profit prisons is quite a money maker. Especially for those firms now ...
  26. The State of the Union Address for Investors - Analyst Blog

    February 13, 2013
    Here is my short-form take on President Obama's State of the Union address.  This is written to outline four major areas ...
  27. Why The Rest of the World is Pouring Billions Into the U.S. Real ...

    January 18, 2013
    Yngve Slyngstad and Peter Ballon aren't well-known names in the U.S. investment community, but their decisions are having ...
  28. 101 High Yielding ETFs For Every Dividend Investor

    December 6, 2012
    With interest expected to stay at near-zero levels for the foreseeable future, many investors have found it challenging to ...
  29. Ultimate Guide To Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ)

    November 19, 2012
    Real estate has long been a popular asset class as it tends to offer excellent long-term returns with relatively low correlation ...
  30. 3 ETF Plays For Technology Growth Stocks Flying Under The Radar

    November 14, 2012
    Thepersistentlylow interest rate environment has prompted countless investors to beef up exposure to dividend-paying securities ...
  31. Toxic Stocks - Screen of the Week

    October 23, 2012
    It's been a while since I highlighted a bearish stock picking screen. But I'm getting more calls and emails inquiring about ...
  32. Mortgage REIT ETFs: 10% Yields + Low Volatility

    October 9, 2012
    The hunt for meaningful yield amid a landscape dominated by low-rate central bank policy has proven to be a challenge even ...
  33. Inside the Top Zacks ETF Ranked Technology Fund - ETF News And ...

    September 21, 2012
    Technology is the most powerful industry influencing the overall health of the U.S. economy. The ongoing boom in this important ...
  34. The Introductory Guide to Real Estate ETF Investing - ETF News ...

    September 12, 2012
    The U.S. Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) industry has managed to surge so far in 2012, driven by strengthening fundamentals ...
  35. Tailwinds for the Muni Market?

    July 12, 2012
    Neil George, who has been painting a more positive picture for the municipal market over the past year, shares the reasons ...
  36. Q2 ETF Asset Report: Bond Funds Lead the Charge - ETF News And ...

    July 3, 2012
    The second quarter was, despite the overall market turmoil, a pretty solid one for the broad ETF industry. A handful of new ...
  37. Cote d'Ivoire Oil And Gas Review

    June 27, 2012
    The oil and gas industry is active in Cote d’Ivoire as it explores for resources across the globe.
  38. REIT Pay Outs Are On The Rise

    June 27, 2012
    Improving economic conditions and rising rent rates are helping push high dividends even higher.
  39. 4 Really Hot Real Estate REIT ETFs

    June 26, 2012
    Go take advantage of the weakness in the housing sector. There is value to be had in owning a REIT ETF.
  40. A Hidden Internet Gem

    June 14, 2012
    Most investors can rattle of the names of several triple-digit stocks in a heartbeat if for no other reason than that some ...
  41. Talisman Energy Review

    June 5, 2012
    Talisman Energy is looking to grow its crude oil and liquids production by 5% to 10% through 2015, and will generate this ...
  42. Not Your Grandma's Trailer Park

    April 24, 2012
    For investors, the sleepy world of manufactured home real estate could be a hidden gem in the sector.
  43. Pipeline Plans Are A Big Win For The Oil Sands

    April 16, 2012
    The recent pipeline moves by Enbridge and its partners will undoubtedly benefit those producers in Canada’s oil sands region. ...
  44. REITs Still Looking Good

    April 5, 2012
    While the commercial real estate sector has seen a huge increase in investor attention due to its dividend yields, it still ...
  45. 4 Hot Real Estate REIT ETFs

    March 20, 2012
    Go take advantage of the weakness in the housing sector. There is value to be had in owning a REIT ETF.
  46. New Unconventional ETF

    February 24, 2012
    There's a new ETF focused on fracking for natural gas and oil, and offers investors, but it may not be the best way to play ...
  47. Unconventional Oil And Gas ETF Debuts

    February 17, 2012
    The Market Vectors Unconventional Oil & Gas ETF offers unique oil and natural gas plays for investors.
  48. Breakout on Horizon for NetQin?

    February 14, 2012
    Malware, cybersecurity, and viruses affect everyone, everywhere, so don’t just look to US when looking for information security ...
  49. 4 Hot Real Estate REIT ETFs

    January 16, 2012
    Go take advantage of the weakness in the housing sector. There is value to be had in owning a REIT ETF.
  50. M-Commerce Surges

    January 12, 2012
    2011 saw a substantial increase in purchases made via smartphones and tablets. Analysts expect this trend to continue through ...
  51. A Guaranteed Zero

    January 4, 2012
    Canadian investors would have done better by buying a conventional guaranteed investment certificate than BMO's "market-linked" ...
  52. Get Exposure To Canadian Oil Sands With These Stocks

    December 12, 2011
    Get exposure to the Canadian oil sands with these stocks.
  53. A Snapshot Of Canadian Natural Resources Limited

    December 7, 2011
    With the increase in oil prices this year, Canadian Natural Resources Limited might be worth adding to your portfolio.
  54. 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.
  55. Playing Pennsylvania's Natural Gas Boom

    September 9, 2011
    Tapping natural gas in the Marcellus Shale rock formation has just recently begun, and for investors it represents one of ...
  56. Playing Athabasca's Multiple Suitors

    September 7, 2011
    With oil prices once again on the rise, unconventional fuel plays begin to make economic sense. The vast Athabasca oil shale ...
  57. Finding Big Yields In Small Cap Real Estate

    July 26, 2011
    While large-cap commercial real estate has continued its gains throughout 2011, smaller firms seem to be stuck in the mud. ...
  58. 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 ...
  59. Best Funds For The Long Haul

    July 10, 2011
    Indexing doesn't just mean plopping your money into the S&P 500, money manager Tom Posey tells Kate Stalter in today's ...
  60. Clouds Good And Bad For Red Hat

    June 24, 2011
    Red Hat continues to sign up new subs, but the marketing spend is a worry.
  61. Canadian Natural Resources - Light Oil Properties

    June 21, 2011
    Canadian Natural Resources plans to develop a number of light oil opportunities across its portfolio in 2011.
  62. Canadian Natural Resources: International Properties

    June 20, 2011
    Canadian Natural Resources plans to explore and develop oil and gas assets in the North Sea, West Africa and South Africa ...
  63. Canadian Natural Resources Analyst Day Review

    June 14, 2011
    Canadian Natural Resources will spend most of its capital in 2011 on oil and liquids projects as the company goes after higher ...
  64. What's Beneath The Red Hat?

    March 25, 2011
    Red Hat is cruising on the top line, but where is the operating leverage?
  65. Gains In International Real Estate

    January 24, 2011
    After an impressive housing market run in 2010, many have missed out on U.S. real estate bargains. But steady gains in international ...
  66. 4 Real Estate REIT ETFs For 2011

    January 6, 2011
    Go take advantage of the housing sector's crisis. There is value to be had in owning a REIT ETF.
  67. Oil Sands Earnings Analysis

    November 9, 2010
    Despite a number of maintenance stoppages and pipeline outages, oil sand majors are looking strong.
  68. The Next Cloud-Computing Takeovers

    September 20, 2010
    The mergers in the cloud-computing sector could just be starting. These stocks may be next the next takeover targets.
  69. High Volatility Stocks For The Value Investor

    August 25, 2010
    It's hard to figure out whether these stocks are big-beta traders or long-term fundamental value holds.
  70. Talisman Energy Review

    May 19, 2010
    Talisman Energy provided an update on the transformation of the company to sustainable profitable growth.
  71. ETFs For A Low-Cost, Long-Term Portfolio

    October 28, 2009
    While ETFs are a great tool for exploring sectors, they can form the basis of a great long term portfolio.
  72. Winning International Small Caps

    August 21, 2009
    Often overlooked by investors, international small caps offer a great way to profit from long term trends and add to a portfolios ...
  73. Hopes Still High On Ethanol

    June 8, 2009
    Despite earlier disappointments, government support and rising gas prices have big players continuing to bet on ethanol. ...
  74. Suncor And Petro-Canada Seek Unity

    April 1, 2009
    The proposed merger of two top dog companies could spark future deals among oil sands producers.
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