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  1. Advertising isn’t just a way for Facebook and its ilk to perhaps earn a little bit of revenue in between hosting family photos and personal musings. It’s the very purpose of the site’s existence, and the same goes for Twitter and LinkedIn.

    How Facebook, Twitter, Social Media Make Money From You

    March 21, 2014
    If you’re not paying for the product, the product is you. That's a truism that's especially suited for social media and its ...
  2. After a torrid run, the stock market may finally be seeing some cracks. Recent data as well various global political events have taken much of the bull’s energy away. That means it’s time for investors to consider adding a hedge and get defensive.

    How To Get Ready For The Next Bear Market

    March 21, 2014
    After a torrid run, the stock market may finally be seeing some cracks. Recent data as well various global political events ...
  3. The World's Most Shorted Stock Is Now A 'Buy'

    March 21, 2014
    There are very few guarantees when it comes to stock investing. The ever-changing nature of the stock market can make speaking ...
  4. Post-Weather Reads Look Good - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 21, 2014
    Recent housing, manufacturing and labor market data indicates the soft patch over the last couple months was weather-related. ...
  5.  Once an innovator, McDonald's new products like Mighty Wings and McWraps aren't whetting consumer appetites.

    McDonald's Can No Longer Thrive on Just Burgers And Fries

    March 20, 2014
    Once an innovator, McDonald's new products like Mighty Wings and McWraps aren't whetting consumer appetites. The burger chain ...
  6. While it’s been a hard couple of years for gold, things may be finally looking up for the precious metal.

    Gold Gets Its Mojo Back

    March 20, 2014
    While it’s been a hard couple of years for gold, things may be finally looking up for the precious metal. The geo-political ...
  7. The 'Green Rush' Is Bringing Traders New And Old Into To The ...

    March 20, 2014
    Marijuana has seen an increase in cultural acceptance recently, as well as grabbing the attention of medical professionals ...
  8. A Stock With 50 Straight Years Of Dividend Hikes

    March 20, 2014
    One thing is for sure: People need to eat. #-ad_banner-#The best way to get a feel for the space is to look at the shelves ...
  9. S4 NetQuest Looks To Advance eLearning Further

    March 20, 2014
    President and Co-Founder of S4 NetQuest Dr. Jim Guilkey knows the pros and cons of Massive Open Online Courses, as well as ...
  10. The Real Secret To Microsoft's Success

    The Real Secret To Microsoft's Success

    March 20, 2014
    Microsoft is no longer in the raw experimentation stage common to young and growing companies. Rather, its main goal is to ...
  11. Why Asia's Troubles Matter To Your Portfolio

    March 20, 2014
    Thanks to the highly successful Marshall Plan, which helped many broken European economies get back on their feet after World ...
  12. Is the Fed Getting Hawkish? - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 20, 2014
    The Fed didn't really move the goal post much, but the overall perception in the market is that the incremental change is ...
  13. This Stock/Option Combo Could Land A 45% Return

    March 20, 2014
    Prices for agriculture commodities such as corn, wheat and soy have been climbing sharply over the past several weeks. The ...
  14. Bear of the Day: Clean Harbors (CLH) - Bear of the Day

    March 20, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Clean Harbors (CLH) - Bear of the Day
  15. 3 Ways To Profit From The Inevitable Sell-Off

    March 19, 2014
    As you may have noticed, the stock market has sent investors on quite a ride already this year. #-ad_banner-#The market lost ...
  16. Business Services Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 19, 2014
    Business Services Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  17. Historically, the technology sector hasn’t been known for its dividend prowess. However, that is rapidly changing. For investors, the sector offers some of the best and quickest growing yields around.

    Look To Tech For Big Dividend Potential

    March 18, 2014
    Historically, the technology sector hasn’t been known for its dividend prowess. However, that is rapidly changing. For investors, ...
  18. Your 2-Step Guide To Spin-Off Investing -- And 3 Picks To Get ...

    March 18, 2014
    We've come a long way from the era of conglomerates. Decades ago, management teams figured that if they can run one business ...
  19. The Most Shareholder-Friendly Company On Earth

    March 18, 2014
    It's one of the most controversial stocks we cover... And any time we mention it, you can be sure we'll get a couple ...
  20. Bear of the Day: International Paper (IP) - Bear of the Day

    March 18, 2014
    Bear of the Day: International Paper (IP) - Bear of the Day
  21. Bull of the Day: Wesco Aircraft Holdings (WAIR) - Bull of the ...

    March 18, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Wesco Aircraft Holdings (WAIR) - Bull of the Day
  22. Why You Should Avoid These Stocks At All Costs

    March 17, 2014
    The recent price wars initiated by T-Mobile (NYSE: TMUS) are causing all kinds of headaches for the wireless service providers. ...
  23. Why Cable Companies Should Fear The Worst

    March 17, 2014
    The recent price wars initiated by T-Mobile (NYSE: TMUS) are causing all kinds of headaches for the wireless service providers. ...
  24. It's one of the most enduring folk wisdom dicta in all of commerce. The airline industry, in its history, has never made money. The truth of that statement is not so easy to confirm.

    Why Airlines Aren't Profitable

    March 17, 2014
    Bankruptcies have become a way of life for the older carriers in the U.S. aviation industry, every major one having to reorganize ...
  25. At the end of the day, our population is aging quite rapidly and will require plenty of medical care. That could mean some serious big bucks for the owners and operators of hospitals, doctor’s offices and assisted-living facilitates.

    The REIT Play In Healthcare

    March 17, 2014
    At the end of the day, our population is aging quite rapidly and will require plenty of medical care. That could mean some ...
  26. These Income 'Heists' Are Creating Life-Changing Returns

    March 17, 2014
    Recently, we told you a story about a select group of traders who have effectively "stolen" thousands of dollars ...
  27. This Hedge Fund Guru Is Buying Homebuilders -- Should You?

    March 17, 2014
    Few hedge fund managers can lay claim to keeping their doors open for over 20 years. Even fewer have grown to manage billions ...
  28. The Easiest Way To Profit From The 'Options Boom'

    March 17, 2014
    One of the few certainties in the market is that investors will always search for new ways to profit. And there is one strategy ...
  29. Barron's Recap: Detroit Will Rise Again

    March 16, 2014
    This weekend in Barron's online: how to fix Detroit, an ETF special report, the annual ranking of online brokers, as ...
  30. Amazon Never Makes Money But No One Cares

    Amazon Never Makes Money But No One Cares

    March 14, 2014
    Despite struggling to turn a consistent profit, Amazon continues to be a favourite among investors and consumers. Why are ...
  31. Alphatrends Founder Brian Shannon On His Clever 65-Minute Candle ...

    March 14, 2014
    Alphatrends founder Brian Shannon has a clever strategy for using candles. Instead of drilling down to a time frame of 6 ...
  32. Should Investors Brace For Another Dot-Com Bubble?

    March 14, 2014
    In recent days, the financial press has been filled with stories regarding the fifth anniversary of the current bull market. ...
  33. This Well-Known Company Could Pay A 40% Dividend Yield

    March 14, 2014
    Just a few years ago, a select group of companies started doing something extraordinary... They created a "Dividend ...
  34. If There's A Bubble, It's In These Stocks

    March 14, 2014
    Bull market critics have long said stocks are soaring mainly because of the Federal Reserve's stimulus program known ...
  35. Will the Uncertainty Last? - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 14, 2014
    Ukraine is likely a temporary worry, but the economic questions may have more staying power.
  36. The 3 Best New ETFs Of 2014

    March 14, 2014
    In each of the past few years, investors have had to pore through roughly 150 new exchange-traded funds (ETFs) annually in ...
  37. Bear of the Day: Alliance Fiber Optics (AFOP) - Bear of the Day

    March 14, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Alliance Fiber Optics (AFOP) - Bear of the Day
  38. Forget Google -- This Is The Best Stock For The Internet's Next ...

    March 13, 2014
    You have to have some sympathy for the executives at San Jose, Calif.-based Echelon Corp. (Nasdaq: ELON). They've been ...
  39. Profit From This 'NSA-Proof' Tech Stock

    March 13, 2014
    The cloud computing market is expected to grow 23.5% a year over the next four years, five times faster than the entire rest ...
  40. Stocks Benefiting From America's Increasing Demand For Guns & Ammo

    America's Gun Love Boosts Firearm Stocks As Sales Surge

    March 13, 2014
    It’s no secret that Americans love guns. So much so, that even the mere threat of banning their sales has sparked rising ...
  41. Revealed: The Secret Wealth Investment That Yields Up To 15.8%

    March 13, 2014
    It's an idea that the richest and most powerful people in the business world almost never say out loud. But takeover ...
  42. 4 Health Care Stocks With More Than 100% Upside

    March 13, 2014
    In a bull market that has propped up a wide range of sectors and industries, few have benefited as much as biotech stocks. ...
  43. Market Willing to Wait, for Now - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 13, 2014
    The market appears to be fairly accommodating at this stage, but may not be as patient if the trend doesn???t improve going ...
  44. Why Hedge Funds Are Targeting This Small-Cap Stock

    March 13, 2014
    Led by some of the smartest people on earth, the hedge fund industry wields market-moving power. The industry's assets ...
  45. Bull of the Day: E Trade Financial (ETFC) - Bull of the Day

    March 13, 2014
    Bull of the Day: E Trade Financial (ETFC) - Bull of the Day
  46. Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook

    March 13, 2014
    Retail Industry Stock Outlook - March 2014 - Industry Outlook
  47. Natural gas vehicles are finally beginning to take off in a big way. Fleet sales and heavy duty truck demand is growing and analysts predict big things in the future.

    Playing The Growth In Natural Gas Powered Vehicles

    March 12, 2014
    Natural gas vehicles are taking off in a big way. Fleet sales and heavy duty truck demand is growing and analysts predict ...
  48. 84 Million Reasons To Buy This REIT

    March 12, 2014
    Rising rates have investors spooked from buying real estate investment trusts (REITS), with $384 million of outflows in U.S. ...
  49. Claim Your Share Of The $1.9 Trillon 'Dividend Vault'

    March 12, 2014
    Right now corporate America has a huge problem on its hands.I'm not talking about another banking crisis, real estate ...
  50. Wal-Mart Vs. Amazon: Which Should You Buy?

    March 12, 2014
    Toiling in the shadows of Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) and many other tech stars in California's Silicon ...
  51. 3 Steps For Finding The Best Dividend Stocks To Hold Forever

    March 12, 2014
    There is no question that one of the safest and surest ways to build long-term wealth in the stock market is through dividend ...
  52. This Global Casino Stock Could Have 65% Upside

    March 12, 2014
    Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS), a leading developer and operator of gaming resorts in the U.S. and Asia, has the combination ...
  53. Bear of the Day: SodaStream (SODA) - Bear of the Day

    March 12, 2014
    Bear of the Day: SodaStream (SODA) - Bear of the Day
  54. How To Follow The Private Equity Money Into The Energy Sector

    March 11, 2014
    One of the best ways to identify sectors that are undervalued, with huge rebound potential over the next few years, is to ...
  55. Follow the Private Equity Money, Into The Energy Sector

    March 11, 2014
    One of the best ways to identify sectors that are undervalued, with huge rebound potential over the next few years, is to ...
  56. 3 Absolute Must-Own Dividend Aristocrats

    March 11, 2014
    For investors that count on dividend payments to cover their living expenses, the prospect of a dividend cut can create real ...
  57. Profit From A Unique Setup In This 'Hated' Industry

    March 11, 2014
    Big Tobacco is among the most hated and controversial industries on earth.It has been vilified as the leading cause of cancer, ...
  58. How To Legally 'Steal' Thousands Of Dollars From Wall Street

    March 11, 2014
    Let's be frank for a minute. After the pain and suffering caused by the global financial crisis, not to mention the losses ...
  59. Chart Says This Stock Is Gearing Up For A Breakout

    March 11, 2014
    Agricultural nutrients producer Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) popped back on my radar earlier this week as many of its competitors ...
  60. Chart Says This Stock Is About To Break Out

    March 11, 2014
    Agricultural nutrients producer Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) popped back on my radar earlier this week as many of its competitors ...
  61. Why the Loss of Momentum? - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 11, 2014
    It is the lack of data, and not anything else, that is making it difficult to sustain recent momentum.
  62. #PreMarket Primer: Tuesday, March 11: BOJ Continues With Stimulus ...

    March 11, 2014
    The Bank of Japan elected to continue with its massive monetary stimulus at Tuesday’s policy meeting, nothing that the region’s ...
  63. Bear of the Day: Blue Nile (NILE) - Bear of the Day

    March 11, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Blue Nile (NILE) - Bear of the Day
  64. Closing the Books on Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends

    March 10, 2014
    Closing the Books on Q4 Earnings Season - Earnings Trends
  65. Electric vehicle maker Tesla has been one of the best performing stocks of the last few years. However, given its crazy stock performance as of late, some investors may be getting a bit nervous about its lofty share price.

    Ways To Indirectly Invest In Tesla’s Momentum

    March 10, 2014
    Electric vehicle maker Tesla has been one of the best performing stocks of the last few years. However, some investors may ...
  66. Rising Energy Prices Could Lead To 70% Gains With This Stock

    March 10, 2014
    Energy prices are on the move once again. Crude oil is at five-month highs and solidly above $100 a barrel. And natural gas ...
  67. The Most Controversial Essay We've Ever Published...

    March 10, 2014
    I'd like to preface this issue by saying today's essay might prove uncomfortable for some.At StreetAuthority, our ...
  68. A Stock To Own In Any Market... With 'The Most Loyal Customers ...

    March 10, 2014
    Would you pay $1,225 for a gift card worth $400?It sounds ridiculous. No one should be willing to exchange over a grand in ...
  69. #PreMarket Primer: Monday March 10: Russia Tightens Its Grip ...

    March 10, 2014
    Over the weekend, Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his support for the Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula’s move to separate ...
  70. Where Buffett Is Finding The Market's Best Yields

    March 7, 2014
    In today's world of high-frequency, short-term trading, many funds have sprung up that take positions based purely on ...
  71. How Buffett's Legacy Should Change The Way You Invest

    March 7, 2014
    If you read StreetAuthority Daily on a regular basis, you know that we've been talking a lot about what we call "Legacy ...
  72. Don't Miss The Huge Opporunity In Emerging Markets

    March 7, 2014
    Sometimes an investment idea is so strong, it bears repeating.#-ad_banner-#In late February, my colleague Michael Vodicka ...
  73. Why This Small-Cap Energy Stock Could Double... Again

    March 7, 2014
    Successful short-term trading is a learnable skill. It takes a combination of a keen eye to identify changing fundamentals ...
  74. The Deal Boom Is Back With A Vengeance

    The Deal Boom Is Back With A Vengeance

    March 6, 2014
    With cheap available debt and large cash hordes, IPO and M&A activity is way up. Luckily for retail investors there are ways ...
  75. Pay Less For This Stock Than One Of Wall Street's Greatest Investors

    March 6, 2014
    Investing in turnaround stocks can be quite challenging. It takes a keen eye to ignore the current bad news and visualize ...
  76. Get This Stock For Less Than Einhorn Paid -- And 50% Upside

    March 6, 2014
    Investing in turnaround stocks can be quite challenging. It takes a keen eye to ignore the current bad news and visualize ...
  77. Where The Market's Highest Yields Are Hiding

    March 6, 2014
    "The Dividend Party Is Just Getting Started on Wall Street""It's Time to Cash In On Dividends""The ...
  78. A Long Wait for Clean Data - Ahead of Wall Street

    March 6, 2014
    We will likely have to wait till May or even longer to get data that is undistorted by weather.
  79. 15 Cash-Cow Stocks That Are Flying Under The Radar

    March 6, 2014
    For some investors, mid-cap stocks, which can be found in the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index, are the "Goldilocks" of ...
  80. #PreMarket Primer: Thursday, March 6: Ukrainian Crisis Pressures ...

    March 6, 2014
    The Obama administration has come under pressure to ease regulations on US natural gas exports in light of the current situation ...
  81. Low-Cost Emerging Market Play Could Almost Double Traders' Money

    March 6, 2014
    The energy market has been resilient as crude oil has stabilized above $100 a barrel with another recovery from recent lows. ...
  82. e-Commerce Stock Update - March 2014 (pt. 2) - Industry Outlook

    March 6, 2014
    e-Commerce Stock Update - March 2014 (pt. 2) - Industry Outlook
  83. Bull of the Day: Tata Motors (TTM) - Bull of the Day

    March 6, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Tata Motors (TTM) - Bull of the Day
  84. Get A 4.6% Yield From A Stock That's Boosted Its Dividend 33 ...

    March 5, 2014
    I like that the market tends to get wrapped up in the biggest or hottest stocks in each industry. It often means the crowd ...
  85. Gains Up To 957%... From This Little-Known Tech Revolution

    March 5, 2014
    Right now, we are living in very exciting times.I'm sure many of you have parents or grandparents who witnessed some ...
  86. Buffett's 'Backdoor' Income Play On The American Energy Boom

    March 5, 2014
    Oil and gas has always been a high-stakes game. But recent circumstances have created a wonderfully simple and promising ...
  87. Should You Buy BlackBerry?

    March 5, 2014
    When struggling wireless firm BlackBerry (Nasdaq: BBRY) provided a quarterly update in late December, Merrill Lynch's ...
  88. Bull of the Day: Quintiles (Q) - Bull of the Day

    March 5, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Quintiles (Q) - Bull of the Day
  89. Government Data Reveals 1,900 'Super Investors' Own This Stock

    March 4, 2014
    Large investors -- the 3,600-plus people managing more than $100 million -- are required to report their holdings to the ...
  90. The Best Precious Metals Play The Market Has To Offer Income ...

    March 4, 2014
    It's been hard to miss the rally in precious metals this year. While the broader market took it on the chin midway through ...
  91. Earnings Season in Final Stretch - Earnings Trends

    March 4, 2014
    Earnings Season in Final Stretch - Earnings Trends
  92. Market volatility

    How To Smooth-Out Your Ride In The Stock Market

    March 3, 2014
    Volatility is back. For investors, this nasty problem of gyrating markets can be a real hindrance to your portfolio’s total ...
  93. Is This 'No Brainer' Dividend Payer Entering A Death Spiral?

    March 3, 2014
    My grandma worked as a secretary for much of her life. Without my grandpa's knowledge, she squirreled away part of her ...
  94. Profit From One Of The Smartest Business Models I've Ever Seen

    March 3, 2014
    One of the big advantages here at StreetAuthority is that we have access to each other's brains. That collective brain ...
  95. Is This The Next Retail Stock To Die?

    March 3, 2014
    My great-grandfather owned a small department store in the Pacific Northwest. With the help of my great -grandmother (who, ...
  96. High Times Ahead For High Yield Bonds

    High Times Ahead For High Yield Bonds

    March 3, 2014
    For those investors looking for a good balance of risk and reward, high yield bonds could be a great play this year. There’s ...
  97. Forget Tesla: This Stock Has 30% Upside

    March 3, 2014
    One of the biggest success stories in the market over the past several years is the amazing performance of electric car pioneer ...
  98. Bear of the Day: Tim Horton's (THI) - Bear of the Day

    March 3, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Tim Horton's (THI) - Bear of the Day
  99. The Best Retailer To Own For The Long Haul

    February 28, 2014
    Buying in bulk remains a great value proposition for shoppers, but it can also be a great way to invest.#-ad_banner-#There's ...
  100. Mt. Gox Bankruptcy Will Force Changes In Bitcoin

    February 28, 2014
    On Friday, Mt. Gox filed for bankruptcy protection. This announcement doesn't surprise anyone who has been following ...
  101. After a Massive Short Squeeze, Is This Stock Headed Even Higher?

    February 28, 2014
    After the market closed for trading on Wednesday, Feb. 26, short sellers quickly scanned the latest short interest data (which ...
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