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  1. 4 Smoking-Hot Dividend Stocks

    February 28, 2012
    Cigarettes are bad for your health, but they're great for your portoflio.
  2. ETFs For Facebook IPO

    February 14, 2012
    Both the social media and IPO ETFs will likely add Facebook to their portfolios in the coming months.
  3. 3 Preferred Stock ETFs with Huge Dividends

    February 13, 2012
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  4. PMC-Sierra May Have More Growth In Store

    February 9, 2012
    PMC-Sierra's guidance is a disappointment, but the recovery potential looks good.
  5. Tobacco Stocks Are Still Addictive

    February 7, 2012
    The tobacco industry has been one of the top performing sectors over the last decade.
  6. ETF With A Big Yield And Super Dividend

    February 3, 2012
    The Global X Superdividend ETF is trading at the best level in three months, and has a big dividend yield.
  7. Bullish Chart And High Dividend Yield

    February 2, 2012
    These are four stocks with bullish charts that pay above-average dividends.
  8. 7 Hot High-Yield Plays

    January 27, 2012
    These little-known dividend payers should do well in this overall low-yield environment, says Mark Skousen of Forecasts & ...
  9. Big Buys In Share Buybacks

    January 27, 2012
    Record corporate profits and super low interest rates are resulting in a shrinking market environment and a rise in share ...
  10. Further Upside Potential For U.S. Bancorp

    January 20, 2012
    U.S. Bancorp has recovered from the credit crisis and could see some organic growth and an increased demand for shares in ...
  11. A Better ETF for Metals Investors

    January 11, 2012
    The most common silver and gold ETFs may present risks unknown to most investors, says asset manager and analyst Mo Dawoud. ...
  12. Earnings Surprises: The Most Underestimated Companies Reporting ...

    January 10, 2012
    With fourth quarter earnings season upon us, investors may want to consider companies with a strong history of beating analyst ...
  13. An Easy Way to Spot Dominant Trends

    January 4, 2012
    Simply by examining opening price signals (OPS), traders can quickly identify the trend for a particular security and determine ...
  14. The Year In Tobacco Stocks

    December 27, 2011
    The year in tobacco stocks.
  15. 2011's Dogs Of The Dow

    December 22, 2011
    Whether or not you subscribe to the Dogs of the Dow theory, it's not often that names on the list turn out to be huge investments ...
  16. Platinum Metals Is Looking Good

    December 21, 2011
    While gold remains the go-to precious metal, the growth in platinum and palladium continues unabated. For investors, these ...
  17. 3 Preferred Stock ETFs with Huge Dividends

    December 20, 2011
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  18. 4 Low Debt Energy Stocks To Watch

    December 19, 2011
    The possibility of another recession and the resulting drop in cash flows raises the issue of survivability by companies ...
  19. The Bull Case For Goldman Sachs

    December 16, 2011
    Brave investors in Goldman Sachs could double their money over a five-year timeframe.
  20. Is Bank Of America In Danger?

    December 6, 2011
    More bad news for Bank of America has the stock flirting with a dangerous price level.
  21. 5 Stocks For a Stable, Dividend Portfolio

    December 1, 2011
    Five stocks with dividend yields above 2.5% and trade with low volatility.
  22. Tobacco's Big Yield

    November 16, 2011
    Huge yields are available in the tobacco field.
  23. Investors Blindly Selling Out Of Citigroup

    October 21, 2011
    Citigroup's stock appears to be discounting investors' worse fears over its future.
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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.
  26. Paint Stocks Glossing Over Housing Mess

    October 3, 2011
    The housing market is keeping paint stocks in a bleak color pallet. When the market sorts itself out, things will be much ...
  27. 3 Stocks On Sale

    September 7, 2011
    The market's summer selloff has brought stock prices down to attractive levels for some good companies.
  28. 4 Energy Stocks With Little Or No Debt

    September 6, 2011
    The possibility of another recession and the resulting drop in cash flows raises the issue of survivability by companies ...
  29. FDIC Reports Profitable Banking System

    September 6, 2011
    The latest quarterly banking profile from the FDIC indicates a profitable United States banking system. Investors might consider ...
  30. Citigroup Still Regrouping

    August 30, 2011
    Citigroup investors able to take an investment time line of at least five years could see their money double in the stock. ...
  31. BNY Mellon Looking Much Better

    July 22, 2011
    There are a number of compelling reasons to consider investing in the stock of Bank of New York Mellon.
  32. Capital One Profits Surge

    July 15, 2011
    Capital One posted strong second quarter earnings as its credit card customers did better at paying on their loans.
  33. My 3 Favorite Income Stocks

    July 14, 2011
    Dividend-paying stocks by and large easily handled the worst of the bear market, notes Mark Skousen of High-Income Alert, ...
  34. Who Has The Most Exposure To Greece?

    June 24, 2011
    Standard & Poor's cut Greece's debt rating to one notch above default. Find out who has the most to lose.
  35. Greek Debt: Are U.S. Banks At Risk?

    June 21, 2011
    With the Greek debt drama continuing to unfold, investors are concerned about big name U.S. banks' exposure.
  36. Diversify With Actively Managed ETFs

    June 17, 2011
    Investors will watch these ETFs to see if the fund managers new roles in managing ETFs can yield consistent index beating ...
  37. 2 Quality Stocks Trading Below Book Value

    June 17, 2011
    Book value is not a assurance that a business is cheap, but it can be a meaningful metric in a company's valuation.
  38. Autodesk Still At The Drawing Board

    May 25, 2011
    Autodesk has ridden the economic recovery this far, but what is the next chapter in the growth story?
  39. 7 Dividend Stocks With Big Payouts

    May 4, 2011
    Dividend increases are being seen across the board. Find out which stocks are offering the biggest payouts.
  40. Companies Boosting Dividends

    April 26, 2011
    Don't discount the value of dividends. They are real and can't be manipulated via accounting gimmicks.
  41. Banks Helped By Lower Loan Loss Provisions

    April 20, 2011
    Many banks saw improved credit quality in the first quarter of 2011 leading to lower loan loss provisions.
  42. Prosperity Bancshares Q1 2011 Earnings Review

    April 19, 2011
    Prosperity Bancshares may be the envy of the banking industry as it reported solid loan growth in the first quarter of 2 ...
  43. JP Morgan Q1 2011 Earnings Review

    April 18, 2011
    JP Morgan Chase reported a large increase in profit in the first quarter of 2011. Despite this growth, investors were concerned ...
  44. 3 Preferred Stock ETFs with Huge Dividends

    April 14, 2011
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  45. 4 Stocks With Smoking-Hot Dividends

    April 8, 2011
    Cigarettes are bad for your health, but they're great for your portoflio.
  46. Bank Of America Sets Strategy

    March 14, 2011
    Bank of America held an analyst meeting and touted the bank's brand, distribution network and product offerings.
  47. Bank Of America - By The Numbers

    March 10, 2011
    Bank of America reported better financial strength and capital levels as it emerges from the recession and financial crisis. ...
  48. 5 Consumer Staple Stocks To Watch

    February 14, 2011
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  49. Morgan Stanley Steers Through Bank Headwinds

    January 26, 2011
    Morgan Stanley had a good quarter and a strong year, though some on the Street question whether it will be able to keep up ...
  50. PPG Coated With Profits

    January 26, 2011
    Specialty coatings, chemical and glass maker PPG Industries posted a sharp rise in quarterly and full year profits.
  51. The Bank Of America Enigma

    January 26, 2011
    At this point in time, a decision on whether to invest in Bank of America is best left in the too-difficult-to-determine ...
  52. JPMorgan Chase Returns To 2006

    January 17, 2011
    Investing in JPMorgan Chase is a relatively safe way to gain exposure to the financial services industry as it recovers from ...
  53. 6 Consumer Staples Yielding High Dividends

    January 12, 2011
    If it's security, stability and a dividend you're after, these stocks are worth a look.
  54. Smoking Stocks In 2010

    December 28, 2010
    It was a mixed-bag performance for cigarette makers in 2010.
  55. Treasury Shares Wreak Havoc On Retained Earnings

    December 14, 2010
    Aeropostale's retirement of 47.5 million shares in October is worth looking into.
  56. Big Banks To Boost Dividends

    December 14, 2010
    Many of the major banks announced their intentions to raise dividends. We take a look at which banks investors might be most ...
  57. A Fresh Look At Citi

    December 14, 2010
    With the government finally exiting its ownership of Citi, many investors are looking at the stock again.
  58. Investing In The MENA

    November 30, 2010
    While most investors focus their attentions towards BRIC, an underappreciated emerging market is the Middle East.
  59. Is Bank Of America Stock Undervalued?

    November 22, 2010
    With a per share cash position and book value that exceed the current trading price, BAC may be undervalued.
  60. Preferred Stock ETFs with High Dividend Yields

    November 9, 2010
    We examine a group of preferred stock ETFs that have market beating dividend yields.
  61. 4 Companies To Watch This Earnings Season

    October 20, 2010
    As earnings season gears up, there are a few companies that financial experts are watching.
  62. Banks To Bank On For Next Year

    September 21, 2010
    These four financial stocks are a mixed bag, but some value can be found in their 2010 performance.
  63. Revealing Four Companies' Earnings Quality

    August 17, 2010
    How to perform a quick quality test to ascertain a company's earnings quality.
  64. Domtar Still Looks Cheap

    July 28, 2010
    Value investor Seth Klarman owns 2.6 million shares of the paper company that reverse split 1:12 in 2009.
  65. Low Prices, Weak Sentiment Means Strong Stocks

    July 21, 2010
    Weak consumer sentiment and low prices result in strong stock performance for some companies.
  66. Hunting For Deep Value Gems

    July 12, 2010
    There are some deep value stocks in the S&P 500, if you know where to look.
  67. Stocks That Protect Against Deflation

    June 21, 2010
    Although recent data suggests prices may be falling, inflation may still take over in the long term due to the excess liquidity ...
  68. Value Picks Abound

    June 2, 2010
    The market slide is a boon to value investors wanting to buy into some big names.
  69. The World Cup 2010 Portfolio

    June 2, 2010
    Stocks that could really score during the World Cup 2010.
  70. Follow The Smart Money For Sinful Returns

    May 21, 2010
    Looking for returns in the alcohol and cigarette space could lead to big profits.
  71. Playing The African Recovery

    May 18, 2010
    Retail investors now have the ability to put money into Africa via several exchange traded funds.
  72. Momentum Rules

    May 4, 2010
    Momentum off the bottom back in March 2009 has moved and will continue to move the market higher.
  73. Sin Stocks: The Natural Choice

    April 28, 2010
    Human nature compels people to undertake risky behavior, and it seems to have created a value opportunity with Vector Group. ...
  74. Rite Aid Still Sick

    April 7, 2010
    Despite doing better than last year, Rite Aid still has a hard road ahead.
  75. The Most Popular Companies

    March 23, 2010
    Are the most respected and admired companies also the best investments right now?
  76. Profit From The Mizzou Playbook

    February 2, 2010
    University of Missouri Business School's real money investment fund appears to be doing quite well. Here's a look at its ...
  77. Let's Play The Dow Dividend Game

    January 29, 2010
    These three companies are strong alternatives to Dow dividend payers.
  78. American Express Goes Down To Go Up

    January 28, 2010
    American Express operates businesses that are profitable leaders in their markets, even during the worst of times.
  79. Bank Credit Quality Trends

    January 26, 2010
    The four largest U.S. based banks have all reported fourth quarter of 2009 earnings.
  80. Discerning JPMorgan's Normalized Earnings Potential

    January 25, 2010
    Shares of JPMorgan are compelling - once the company stops taking hefty provisions for credit losses.
  81. The Best Capital Allocator In Consumer Goods

    January 15, 2010
    These six stocks were chosen as favorites in the consumer goods field for 2010. Do they live up to the hype?
  82. A Controversial Small Cap

    January 13, 2010
    A successful spin-off along with a quality microloan business could be just what shareholders need from CompuCredit.
  83. Dubai May Be Bust, But Middle East Has Opportunity

    December 10, 2009
    Dubai's debt problems have opened up some opportunities for long-term investors in the Gulf region.
  84. Bigger Isn't Always Better With Regional Banks

    December 10, 2009
    A look at two New England regional banks.
  85. Finding A Win In Sin

    October 30, 2009
    While socially responsible investing has its merits, investors adopting a pure moral portfolio maybe missing out some nice ...
  86. Is Citi Too Big To Succeed?

    October 23, 2009
    Citigroup came out with a convoluted earnings report that raise questions as to the future profitability of the bank.
  87. Financial Preferred Shares Still Got Game

    September 11, 2009
    This asset class rose meteorically over the last six months.
  88. 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.
  89. The Private Label Credit Card Game

    September 1, 2009
    Charming Shoppes just sold its credit card program to Alliance Data Systems for $110 million. These programs are worth a ...
  90. The Battle Of The Smart Money

    August 18, 2009
    Two smart money guys seem to take opposite opinions on the future direction of the stock market. Who's right? Who cares? ...
  91. Dividend Divas For July 14

    July 14, 2009
    Companies that pay a high dividend show their commitment to returning money to shareholders. Here we drill down into the ...
  92. Qwest Is No Bargain

    June 1, 2009
    Digging deep into numbers, this telecom doesn’t look like such a good deal.
  93. The Frontier Awaits

    May 25, 2009
    Frontier market ETFs offer investors to participate in the “emerging nations of tomorrow.”
  94. Trustmark's TCE Moves It Through The Crisis

    May 21, 2009
    Trustmark trades at a high relative valuation despite declining asset quality as it is protected by its strong capital base. ...
  95. The TARP Big Boys Start The Payback

    May 13, 2009
    Tarp funds have been a controversial component of the government bailouot, but which banks actually want it.
  96. Sinful Returns With Philip Morris

    April 27, 2009
    Philip Morris International is looking promsing given the stability of its business and sinfully-healthy growth prospects. ...
  97. Going Concern Hits Disposable Income Industries

    March 25, 2009
    Auditors' "going concern" warnings are coming up in spades, but they are too late for investors who have already lost their ...
  98. Double-Digit Dividends: Can They Continue?

    March 6, 2009
    There are still a few companies that investors can count on for high dividend yields.
  99. Dark Horse Candidates To Enter The Dow

    March 4, 2009
    The DJIA is sure to be rebalanced over the next year as some members teeter on bankruptcy or face falling from the index. ...
  100. IberiaBank Kicks Off TARP Backlash

    March 2, 2009
    A growing number of banks that received TARP money are facing increasing government scrutiny.
  101. Banks Still Lending Despite Conventional Wisdom

    February 26, 2009
    The conventional wisdom is that banks are contracting lending due to low capital and the recession, but the data so far do ...
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