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  1. Estee Lauder Delivers A Beautiful Q4: Should You Buy?

    Estee Lauder Delivers A Beautiful Q4: Should You Buy?

    August 20, 2013
    Estee Lauder (EL) delivered beautiful Q4 earnings August 15 on a day when the Dow lost 225 points due to Wal-Mart's (WMT) ...
  2. Eurozone GDP Turns Positive: Time To Buy?

    Eurozone GDP Turns Positive: Time To Buy?

    August 20, 2013
    Over the past few years, the world economy has undeniably struggled against significant headwinds after the unprecedented ...
  3. EMDG: Dividend Growth Meets Emerging Markets

    EMDG: Dividend Growth Meets Emerging Markets

    August 20, 2013
    Exchange-traded funds have become a staple in numerous portfolios as investors of all walks have embraced these financial ...
  4. Nordstrom Shows That Even The Best Can Struggle A Bit

    Nordstrom Shows That Even The Best Can Struggle A Bit

    August 19, 2013
    Are disappointing comps at Nordstrom the start of a downturn, or just a bump on the road?
  5. Applied Materials Still Waiting For Orders To Materialize

    Applied Materials Still Waiting For Orders To Materialize

    August 19, 2013
    Applied Materials seems to be well-positioned for the next big cycle in equipment demand, but the timing is still highly ...
  6. How A Group Of 13-Year-Olds Beat The Brightest Minds On Wall ...

    How A Group Of 13-Year-Olds Beat The Brightest Minds On Wall ...

    August 19, 2013
    In 1990, in a suburb outside of Boston, something unusual happened...As part of their schoolwork, seventh graders at the ...
  7. What an Apple/China Mobile Deal Would Mean for ETFs

    What an Apple/China Mobile Deal Would Mean for ETFs

    August 19, 2013
    Apple has long been one of the most talked about securities on the market, as its meteoric rise took the investing world ...
  8. Why The Shrinking US Deficit Matters To Your Portfolio More Than ...

    Why The Shrinking US Deficit Matters To Your Portfolio More Than ...

    August 16, 2013
    It's the feel-good story of 2013 that nobody is talking about.The nation's budget deficit, which had been spiraling ...
  9. The Curious Case Of Leveraged ETFs: Understanding How Compounding ...

    The Curious Case Of Leveraged ETFs: Understanding How Compounding ...

    August 16, 2013
    Exchange-traded products have found their way into countless portfolios, although more and more investors have begun to utilize these ...
  10. Emerging Global Expands Dividend Lineup With EM High Income ETF ...

    Emerging Global Expands Dividend Lineup With EM High Income ETF ...

    August 16, 2013
    After grinding sideways all week, major U.S. equity indexes finally made way for the bears on Thursday as disappointing corporate ...
  11. These 3 Countries Could Be Headed For A Meltdown

    These 3 Countries Could Be Headed For A Meltdown

    August 15, 2013
    Even as the S&P 500 has risen 20% over the past 12 months, the champagne is really flowing in Japan, where the Nikkei ...
  12. Consumer Spending Looking Bleaker For Wal-Mart

    Consumer Spending Looking Bleaker For Wal-Mart

    August 15, 2013
    Shoppers are pulling back around the globe, leaving Wal-Mart with few levers to pull to drive better results.
  13. NetApp Underwhelms, But Still Looks Undervalued

    NetApp Underwhelms, But Still Looks Undervalued

    August 15, 2013
    NetApp may have disappointed the Street, but the underlying value is sitll pretty interesting.
  14. Agilent Grinding Through Challenging Market Conditions

    Agilent Grinding Through Challenging Market Conditions

    August 15, 2013
    Agilent may be quite a bit stronger than its reported numbers would indicate.
  15. Are The Shippers Now A Buy?

    Are The Shippers Now A Buy?

    August 15, 2013
    Investors looking for values among the beaten down market may want to give the shippers a go. Several bullish catalysts are ...
  16. Why Warren Buffett Hates Gold

    Why Warren Buffett Hates Gold

    August 15, 2013
    Warren Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A), is currently worth about $44 billion, according to Forbes' ...
  17. Frontier Market Index Secrets Revealed

    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 ...
  18. Deere May Be Getting Too Little Credit

    Deere May Be Getting Too Little Credit

    August 15, 2013
    Investors are so worried about potential declines in 2014, Deere's stock is slipping into long-term value territory.
  19. Pricing Still A Long-Term Risk, But Illumina Continues To Build ...

    Pricing Still A Long-Term Risk, But Illumina Continues To Build ...

    August 15, 2013
    Pricing Still A Long-Term Risk, But Illumina Continues To Build A Sequencing Fortress Between the disruptions created by ...
  20. Expectations, Not Performance, Eclipse Cree

    Expectations, Not Performance, Eclipse Cree

    August 15, 2013
    Red-hot expectations on Cree leave no room for any disappointment or downward revisions in guidance.
  21. JDSU's Results Highlight The Volatility Of The Telco Capex Recovery

    JDSU's Results Highlight The Volatility Of The Telco Capex Recovery

    August 15, 2013
    JDSU's quarter was okay, but the stock could have room to rise as the telco recovery becomes more real.
  22. Noah Holdings Jumps 42% Over Two Days--Time To Sell?

    Noah Holdings Jumps 42% Over Two Days--Time To Sell?

    August 15, 2013
    Chinese wealth management company Noah Holdings (NYSE:NOAH) saw its stock jump 42% in the two days since August 8 when it ...
  23. SeaWorld Sinks On Soft Earnings--Time To Get Out Of The Pool?

    SeaWorld Sinks On Soft Earnings--Time To Get Out Of The Pool?

    August 15, 2013
    SeaWorld reported second quarter earnings August 13 after the markets closed. The theme park operator missed badly in its ...
  24. Schwab Adds 6 “Fundamental” ETFs: FNDB, FNDX, FNDA, FNDF, FNDC, ...

    Schwab Adds 6 “Fundamental” ETFs: FNDB, FNDX, FNDA, FNDF, FNDC, ...

    August 15, 2013
    Domestic equity indexes have been grinding sideways all week as mixed economic reports and looming uncertainty over the Fed’s ...
  25. BlackBerry Finally Looking For A Bidder, But Will A Real Buyer ...

    BlackBerry Finally Looking For A Bidder, But Will A Real Buyer ...

    August 14, 2013
    Can BlackBerry sell itself to a company willing to take on the challenge of turning it around?
  26. Danaher Could Be Loading Up For A Bigger 2014

    Danaher Could Be Loading Up For A Bigger 2014

    August 14, 2013
    Danaher has the resources to make some major purchases, but prices and expectations may be a little high.
  27. Market Wrap for Wednesday, August 14: U.S. Stocks Fall Mid-Week; ...

    Market Wrap for Wednesday, August 14: U.S. Stocks Fall Mid-Week; ...

    August 14, 2013
    The U.S. stock market fell for most of Wednesday's trading session, finishing near its worst levels of the day. The ...
  28. With Scale, Flowers Foods Has Built A New Future For Itself

    With Scale, Flowers Foods Has Built A New Future For Itself

    August 14, 2013
    Flowers is building a strong business, though the shares have run a great distance already
  29. Is It Finally Time To Buy Silver?

    Is It Finally Time To Buy Silver?

    August 14, 2013
    As the precious metal space has given up many gains in the wake of a strengthening global economy, silver remains a value. ...
  30. Warning: Stocks Are Overbought (And Here's What to Do)

    Warning: Stocks Are Overbought (And Here's What to Do)

    August 14, 2013
    Stock prices are definitely overbought. Overbought markets occur when prices move up sharply, and based on current charts, ...
  31. How To Profit From Back To School Spending With ETFs

    How To Profit From Back To School Spending With ETFs

    August 14, 2013
    With major U.S. equity indexes sitting at all-time highs and emerging markets still in a very deep hole, many on the sidelines ...
  32. Bear of the Day: Orion Marine (ORN) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Orion Marine (ORN) - Bear of the Day

    August 14, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Orion Marine (ORN) - Bear of the Day
  33. Jive Software Worth A Closer Look?

    Jive Software Worth A Closer Look?

    August 13, 2013
    An execution stumble has slashed Jive's value, but the opportunity is still worthwhile if the company can turn sentiment ...
  34. The Complete History of the GLD

    The Complete History of the GLD

    August 13, 2013
    The SPDR Gold Trust is the oldest commodity ETF, and perhaps one of the best known exchange-traded funds in the world. Here’s ...
  35. Sysco's Benefit Of The Doubt Looking A Little Fuzzy

    Sysco's Benefit Of The Doubt Looking A Little Fuzzy

    August 12, 2013
    Sysco's weak organic growth and even weaker margins ought to be eroding the stock's premium more than they have.
  36. Weaker Organic Growth Creating An Opportunity In Nestle

    Weaker Organic Growth Creating An Opportunity In Nestle

    August 12, 2013
    Slightly underwhelming organic growth has created an opportunity in Nestle shares for long-term investors
  37. Stocks Could Add 18% To Gains By Year's End

    Stocks Could Add 18% To Gains By Year's End

    August 12, 2013
    So far this year, stock market gains have been driven by price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio expansion. That could change in the ...
  38. Why The Market Is Wrong About Oil -- And How You Can Profit

    Why The Market Is Wrong About Oil -- And How You Can Profit

    August 12, 2013
    The duck-billed platypus defies all scientific reason.This beaver-tailed, otter-footed, semi-aquatic creature is the only ...
  39. Fusion-io Tries To Hit Reset, But The Street Will Carry A Grudge

    Fusion-io Tries To Hit Reset, But The Street Will Carry A Grudge

    August 12, 2013
    Fusion-io launches a painful reset, and the Street will need some proof before awarding the company growth multiples again.
  40. Nvidia's Core May Be Strong, But Tegra Is Getting Expensive

    Nvidia's Core May Be Strong, But Tegra Is Getting Expensive

    August 12, 2013
    Weak performance in Tegra makes it hard to like Nvidia's strategy
  41. ECOtality Shares Plunge Over 70 Percent On Disclosure It Is Near ...

    ECOtality Shares Plunge Over 70 Percent On Disclosure It Is Near ...

    August 12, 2013
    Shares of electric transportation and storage company ECOtality (NASDAQ: ECTY) plunged over 70 percent in Monday trade as ...
  42. Bear of the Day: Potash (POT) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: Potash (POT) - Bear of the Day

    August 12, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Potash (POT) - Bear of the Day
  43. Can Mondelez Live Up To The Sell-Side Hype?

    Can Mondelez Live Up To The Sell-Side Hype?

    August 9, 2013
    Investors already expect quite a bit from Mondelez, and the company may have a hard time living up to it.
  44. Exchange Traded Concepts Files First “Robot” ETF; ALPS Plans ...

    Exchange Traded Concepts Files First “Robot” ETF; ALPS Plans ...

    August 9, 2013
    U.S. equity markets have taken somewhat of a breather these last few weeks, as investors turned their attention to looming ...
  45. Novo Nordisk Getting Its Trial By Fire

    Novo Nordisk Getting Its Trial By Fire

    August 8, 2013
    Novo Nordisk is facing more challenges than it has in a while, but the growth remains strong.
  46. Transocean Still Has Plenty To Prove, But The Valuation Isn't ...

    Transocean Still Has Plenty To Prove, But The Valuation Isn't ...

    August 8, 2013
    Today's Transocean isn't the Transocean of years past, but it still looks undervalued on its own merits.
  47. These 'Hated' Stocks Have Staged A Remarkable Comeback. Can The ...

    These 'Hated' Stocks Have Staged A Remarkable Comeback. Can The ...

    August 8, 2013
    What do Warren Buffett and Sir John Templeton have in common? They both made billions by following one simple maxim: Find ...
  48. Groupon Takes Another Step Forward

    Groupon Takes Another Step Forward

    August 8, 2013
    Groupon's new model appears to be reviving billings and investor enthusiasm.
  49. Global X Launches Cheapest MLP ETF Yet (MLPX)

    Global X Launches Cheapest MLP ETF Yet (MLPX)

    August 8, 2013
    The bears are back on Wall Street as recent commentary from several Fed officials has served to remind investors that policymakers ...
  50. Facebook (FB) Finally Above IPO Price; ETFs That Have Endured ...

    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 ...
  51. How To Reduce Your Risk With Leveraged ETFs Using Options

    How To Reduce Your Risk With Leveraged ETFs Using Options

    August 8, 2013
    Leveraged ETFs have become very popular among active traders looking to increase their exposure to a given index without ...
  52. Making A Play With Currency ETFs

    Making A Play With Currency ETFs

    August 7, 2013
    For investors looking for alternatives for their portfolios, currency remains a compelling addition. The exchange-traded ...
  53. A Little Noise In Disney Earnings Shouldn't Matter Much

    A Little Noise In Disney Earnings Shouldn't Matter Much

    August 7, 2013
    There was a little noise in this quarter at Disney, but it doesn't change the long-term story
  54. Parker Hannifin Skids, But Conditions May Be Bottoming

    Parker Hannifin Skids, But Conditions May Be Bottoming

    August 7, 2013
    Parker Hannifin's disappointing fourth quarter may have investors re-examining their expectations for a big industrial rebound. ...
  55. Expectations Seem To Be A Bigger Problem For Emerson

    Expectations Seem To Be A Bigger Problem For Emerson

    August 7, 2013
    Emerson's performance continues to run against the high expectations for the company.
  56. ADM Offsetting Weak Volume With Strong Ethanol

    ADM Offsetting Weak Volume With Strong Ethanol

    August 7, 2013
    Investors are already looking to 2014, and taking ADM's shares with them.
  57. Hologic Struggling To Find A New Path

    Hologic Struggling To Find A New Path

    August 7, 2013
    Hologic is struggling to become a growth company again, and the new CEO may find his options limited.
  58. A Huge Opportunity In Fertilizer Stocks

    A Huge Opportunity In Fertilizer Stocks

    August 7, 2013
    While the Belarusian Potash Company (BPC) cartel’s break-up shook the entire fertilizer industry, the long term picture is ...
  59. Tyson Foods Continues To Leverage Strong Margins In Proteins

    Tyson Foods Continues To Leverage Strong Margins In Proteins

    August 7, 2013
    Tyson goes from strength to strength with good margins, pricing, and volumes in the fiscal third quarter.
  60. Global Giant HSBC Still An Attractive Story

    Global Giant HSBC Still An Attractive Story

    August 7, 2013
    HSBC continues to post quality numbers in a low rate environment.
  61. Weight Watchers Goes On A Diet--Time To Buy?

    Weight Watchers Goes On A Diet--Time To Buy?

    August 7, 2013
    Weight Watchers stock hit a 52-week low August 2 on dismal second-quarter results. The weight-loss company faces increased ...
  62. Societe Generale Continues To Clean Up Its Act

    Societe Generale Continues To Clean Up Its Act

    August 7, 2013
    Once left for dead, SocGen is very much alive and doing better than analyts expected
  63. 3-Year Review: Best & Worst ETFs Across The Globe

    3-Year Review: Best & Worst ETFs Across The Globe

    August 7, 2013
    In recent years, bullish momentum has been an undeniable force on Wall Street. Across the globe, however, this has not necessarily ...
  64. Airline Industry Stock Outlook - Aug. 2013 - Industry Outlook

    Airline Industry Stock Outlook - Aug. 2013 - Industry Outlook

    August 6, 2013
    Airline Industry Stock Outlook - Aug. 2013 - Industry Outlook
  65. Eaton's Conservatism Clashes With Street's Enthusiasm

    Eaton's Conservatism Clashes With Street's Enthusiasm

    August 6, 2013
    Eaton's cautious outlook clashes with Wall Street's desire for a strong rebound in the second half.
  66. Chevron Disappoints, But Offers A Little Value

    Chevron Disappoints, But Offers A Little Value

    August 6, 2013
    Chevron's refining performance was poor, but the company's overall relative performance is quite a bit better.
  67. Will Less Scarcity Value Harm Whole Foods?

    Will Less Scarcity Value Harm Whole Foods?

    August 6, 2013
    Whole Foods continues to operate at a level well above other grocery retailers.
  68. Can Sanofi Investors Just Blame It On Rio?

    August 6, 2013
    Can Sanofi Investors Just Blame It On Rio? By Stephen D. Simpson, CFA Sanofi (NYSE: SNY) was supposed to be a relatively ...
  69. The Big Play In Big Data

    The Big Play In Big Data

    August 6, 2013
    Given just how technology oriented our lives are becoming, the amount of data we are creating is staggering. But in that ...
  70. Wall Street All In On Kraft's Improvement Potential

    August 6, 2013
    Kraft has the quality, but Wall Street's cheering section has the stock trading at fair value.
  71. Apollo Hits A Home Run With Sprouts IPO

    August 6, 2013
    Alternative asset manager Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO) took Phoenix-based Sprouts Farmers Markets (Nasdaq:SFM) public ...
  72. 10 Numbers That Explain This Bull Market -- And Where It's Heading

    10 Numbers That Explain This Bull Market -- And Where It's Heading

    August 5, 2013
    After the markets steadily fell over the second half of 2008, the first trading day of 2009 brought a dose of investor optimism, ...
  73. First Trust Rolls Out Managed Futures Fund (FMF)

    First Trust Rolls Out Managed Futures Fund (FMF)

    August 5, 2013
    Amid the calm trading environment, several issuers beefed up their product lineups last week, including the launch of the ...
  74. Earnings Expectations For The Week Of August 5

    Earnings Expectations For The Week Of August 5

    August 4, 2013
    The earnings season is beginning to wind down, and much of the focus this week will turn to central bank meetings and economic ...
  75. Seven Dividend-Paying Financial Stocks Analysts Are Bullish On

    Seven Dividend-Paying Financial Stocks Analysts Are Bullish On

    August 4, 2013
    Markets have been hitting new highs and the unemployment rate has ticked down. Despite the uncertainty about when the Fed&# ...
  76. Williams Companies And Other MLPs Favored by Credit Suisse

    Williams Companies And Other MLPs Favored by Credit Suisse

    August 2, 2013
    A new report from Credit Suisse not only recommends buying shares, but also increased the firm's price targets on some ...
  77. These Companies Are Scrambling To Buy Back $20 Billion In Stock

    These Companies Are Scrambling To Buy Back $20 Billion In Stock

    August 2, 2013
    As earnings season reaches the halfway point, we're once again seeing stunningly large share buyback announcements.Yet ...
  78. Bull of the Day: Alliance Fiber Optic (AFOP) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Alliance Fiber Optic (AFOP) - Bull of the Day

    August 2, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Alliance Fiber Optic (AFOP) - Bull of the Day
  79. 3 Reasons Silver Is Not the Same As Gold

    3 Reasons Silver Is Not the Same As Gold

    August 1, 2013
    In recent weeks, many investors reluctant to add to their gold positions are asking me if they would be better off getting ...
  80. Wall Street Largely Shrugs Off Weak Refining At Exxon Mobil

    August 1, 2013
    Exxon misses big on refining, but the market isn't likely to care very much about that.
  81. The Street Has Caught Covidien

    The Street Has Caught Covidien

    August 1, 2013
    Covidien's quality isn't the issue, but Wall Street's love for it may be.
  82. Kellogg Reports Unimpressive Earnings

    August 1, 2013
    Kellogg's weak volume is concerning as Wall Street looks for a big second half.
  83. Weatherford Burning Through Its Benefits Of The Doubt

    August 1, 2013
    Weatherford posts a significant operating miss, and needs to get better soon
  84. Saks Accepts $16 - Is That Enough?

    July 31, 2013
    Saks announced July 29 that it was accepting the Hudson's Bay Company's $2.9 billion dollar acquisition offer. Bringing Saks ...
  85. After A Sharp Pullback, Is Allergan Pretty Enough?

    After A Sharp Pullback, Is Allergan Pretty Enough?

    July 31, 2013
    Down on fears about generics and the pipeline, the Street may be underestimating Allergan
  86. Is Cummins Building For Bigger Things?

    Is Cummins Building For Bigger Things?

    July 31, 2013
    Cummins is navigating the slowdown well, but calculating the future growth is no simple task
  87. Does Amgen Deserve To Be Part Of The Biotech Bull Run?

    July 31, 2013
    Amgen is beating growth targets today, but fears about generics and a dull pipeline concern investors.
  88. If Alcatel Can Keep This Up, The Turnaround Can Work

    July 31, 2013
    Alcatel's latest turnaround is off to a good start, and stronger edge routing and 100G should help.
  89. Ask The Expert: When Is The Best Time Of Year To Invest?

    Ask The Expert: When Is The Best Time Of Year To Invest?

    July 31, 2013
    If you'd like us to answer one of your investing questions in our weekly Ask The Expert Q&A column, email us at editors@investinganswers.com. ...
  90. ETF Plays As The End Of QE Nears

    ETF Plays As The End Of QE Nears

    July 31, 2013
    Investors have been enjoying a stimulus fueled rally on Wall Street and their concerns about the end of this historically ...
  91. 3-Year Review: Best & Worst ETFs In Each Sector

    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 ...
  92. Wednesday’s ETF Chart To Watch: DIA In Spotlight With GDP Data

    Wednesday’s ETF Chart To Watch: DIA In Spotlight With GDP Data

    July 31, 2013
    Stocks inched higher on Tuesday following Monday’s rather weak start to the trading week, as investors geared up for ...
  93. Q&A: Dividend Strategies as Rates Rise

    Q&A: Dividend Strategies as Rates Rise

    July 30, 2013
    Since interest rates began rising earlier this summer, some market watchers have been declaring the dividend trade a thing ...
  94. Daily ETF Roundup: MOO Tumbles After Russian Potash News, VOX ...

    Daily ETF Roundup: MOO Tumbles After Russian Potash News, VOX ...

    July 30, 2013
    Most U.S. equities ended narrowly mixed today, though technology stocks charged higher, as investors digested a mixed bag ...
  95. Better Margins Can't Hide Merck's Growth Challenges

    July 30, 2013
    Merck's near-term growth is looking weak, but margin improvements and an underestimated pipeline could offer upside.
  96. Pfizer Looking A Little Tired

    July 30, 2013
    Pfizer gets a boost from better margins, but the growth outlook is pretty feeble.
  97. BRF S.A. Serves Up A Feast For Investors

    July 30, 2013
    Strong margin improvements boost results even as domestic demand comes under pressure.
  98. Boeing's Strong Earnings: Time To Buy?

    July 30, 2013
    Boeing's second-quarter earnings were very strong causing it to raise its 2013 guidance. However, nagging problems continue ...
  99. Which Is The Best Emerging Market ETF For You?

    Which Is The Best Emerging Market ETF For You?

    July 30, 2013
    Emerging markets have captivated investors for almost a decade, from back when developed markets became a yield-barren investment. ...
  100. America Movil Sees An Uptick, But Strategy Still Uncertain

    July 29, 2013
    America Movil reports a better quarter, but stokes investor worries about its long-term investment strategies
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