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  1. Grocery chains have been holding up remarkably well and it might be time to take a closer look at Safeway.

    It's Time To Check Out Supermarket Stocks

    October 16, 2013
    Grocery chains have been holding up remarkably well, much better that the companies that were supposedly going to eat their ...
  2. 3 Sectors ETF Investors Should Buy And Hold For The Mid-Cycle ...

    October 16, 2013
    The seemingly endless tug of war between the bulls and bears on Wall Street can be frustrating for even the most patient ...
  3. Volatility in the markets has spiked over the past few weeks. Here are a few options that might help settle your portfolio's volatility.

    Is It Time For Low Volatility Funds?

    October 14, 2013
    The recent government shutdown, potential debt ceiling breach as well as dour global economic news has once again caused ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. Bear of the Day: Uni-Pixel (UNXL) - Bear of the Day

    October 14, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Uni-Pixel (UNXL) - Bear of the Day
  7. Bull of the Day: Valeant Pharma (VRX) - Bull of the Day

    October 13, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Valeant Pharma (VRX) - Bull of the Day
  8. Barnes & Noble, J.C. Penney See Short Interest Rise (BKS, JCP, ...

    October 13, 2013
    The back-to-school shopping season was underwhelming, and economic confidence is plummeting ahead of the holiday shopping ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. As we increasingly turn towards technology, demand for rare earth metals will continue to surge.

    Rare Earths Offer A Volatile, Yet Profitable Long Term Play

    October 9, 2013
    The commodities space is full of opportunities for investors willing to go off the beaten path. One such long term opportunity ...
  11. A low interest rate environment for a very very long time.

    Low Interest Rates May Remain In Place For Decades

    October 8, 2013
    According to Bond King Bill Gross, investors may be in for a low interest rate environment for a very very long time. Point ...
  12. Four Top-Performing Clean Energy ETFs Under $15 (FAN, ICLN, PBD, ...

    October 7, 2013
    The top performing exchange traded funds (ETFs) over the six months that are trading for less than $15 a share (as of this ...
  13. Spending on luxury goods continues to surge

    For Consumer Discretionary Investors, Luxury Is Where It’s At ...

    October 4, 2013
    For the rich and growing middle classes of the world, spending on luxury goods continues to surge. That can provide a nice ...
  14. Is the commodity super-cycle coming to an end?

    The Commodities “Super-Cycle” Is Still Well At Hand

    September 30, 2013
    After a decade of torrid growth, the natural resources sector has taken a bit of a break during the last year. This has given ...
  15. Are The Short Sellers Right About This Telecom?

    September 27, 2013
    When you're looking for key emerging trends, it's always a smart idea to scrutinize the bi-monthly short-seller data.When ...
  16. The Fed Gives The OK To Load Up On Emerging Markets

    September 24, 2013
    Continued quantitative easing by the Fed suggests emerging markets may still be a buy. Here are some ETFs to consider.
  17. The Tweet Heard Around The (Social Media) World

    September 19, 2013
    Twitter announced it had filed its S-1 registration statement with the SEC, an indication it's ready to go public. What's ...
  18. Biggest Contrarian Opportunities in ETFs

    September 17, 2013
    Contrarian investing is a well-known strategy in which an investor takes a position contrary to the majority of the investing ...
  19. Alexion, Pharmacyclics Buck Trend in Biotech Short Interest (ALXN, ...

    September 14, 2013
    Declining short interest in Alexion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: PCYC) bucked the trend among leading biotech and emerging pharmaceutical ...
  20. Wild Short Interest Swings In Barnes & Noble and Rite Aid (BKS, ...

    September 12, 2013
    Overall, the short interest moves in troubled retail companies were mixed again during the latter weeks of August. However, ...
  21. Domtar Jumps 16% On Plant Closing: Time To Buy?

    September 12, 2013
    Domtar (NYSE:UFS) jumped the most in four years on news International Paper (NYSE:IP) is closing a mill in Alabama reducing ...
  22. Are The Short Sellers Right About These 2 Stocks?

    September 12, 2013
    In any industry, the only way to avoid price wars is to offer a superior product or service.Customers will pay full price ...
  23. Picture Edition: Major Asset Class Returns From The 2009 Bottom

    September 12, 2013
    The U.S. bull market rages on five years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, although not everyone on Wall Street is convinced ...
  24. Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook

    September 11, 2013
    Oil & Gas Stock Outlook - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook
  25. 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 ...
  26. Urban Outfitters Plunges, Five Below Soars: Which Is The Better ...

    September 11, 2013
    The two retailers went in opposite directions September 10 after both made earnings-related announcements. Mr. Market felt ...
  27. Three Diversified EM ETFs Your Broker Forgot to Mention

    September 11, 2013
    Among diversified, multi-country emerging markets ETFs, the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSE: EEM) reign supreme. ...
  28. 14 Companies That Have Raised Their Dividends For 50 Years Or ...

    September 10, 2013
    Imagine if you had bought these stocks 20 years ago.If you had, then right now you'd be earning dividend yields of... ...
  29. Bull of the Day: Activision Blizzard (ATVI) - Bull of the Day

    September 10, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Activision Blizzard (ATVI) - Bull of the Day
  30. MedTech Industry Stock Update - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook

    September 10, 2013
    MedTech Industry Stock Update - Sept 2013 - Industry Outlook
  31. Navistar's Turnaround Is Ugly And Bumpy, But Making Progress

    September 5, 2013
    Navistar's turnaround doesn't look pretty, but the company has made important positive steps.
  32. Drone Technology In Everyday Applications: Not Just For The Military ...

    September 4, 2013
    Drones are no longer a technology of the future. They are being manufactured and used in a variety of applications, but ...
  33. Ciena On A Roll With Carrier Spending Picking Up

    September 4, 2013
    100G deployments are starting to drive the equipment market, putting Ciena back on a growth trajectory.
  34. An Interesting Year For Tech ETFs

    September 4, 2013
    On the surface, it would appear to be a disappointing year for technology sector ETFs. The Technology Select Sector SPDR ...
  35. A Great Model And Growing Markets Powering Copa Holdings

    September 3, 2013
    Copa's Panama-based hub-and-spoke system continues to drive uncommon profitability.
  36. Has Santander Made It Through The Worst?

    September 3, 2013
    Santander has yet to find the bottom with its bad credits.
  37. For BBVA, Does More Spain Mean More Pain?

    September 3, 2013
    BBVA still faces serious risks in Spain, but management's approach appears undervalued
  38. OmniVision Technologies – The Beat(ing) Goes On

    August 30, 2013
    Weaker handset demand and disappointing margins send the shares down sharply again.
  39. Apache Makes Another Move To Reduce Business Risk

    August 30, 2013
    Apache gets a reasonable price for a troublesome asset.
  40. Vodafone, Verizon (And AT&T?) Go Once More Unto The Breach

    August 30, 2013
    Verizon and Vodafone are once again talking about a deal for Verizon Wireless
  41. The Fresh Market Can't Put Margin Worries To Bed

    August 29, 2013
    Persistent worries about margins and an accelerated store opening plan run counter to Wall Street's wishes
  42. Vertex Building A Fortress In Cystic Fibrosis

    August 28, 2013
    Vertex is in the early days of what could be a $10B franchise in cystic fibrosis treatment.
  43. Another Beat And Raise Highlights Avago's Quality

    August 28, 2013
    Avago's market share strength shouldn't be underestimated
  44. Short Sellers Increase Stakes in Toll Bros., M/I Homes (MHO, ...

    August 28, 2013
    The short interest moves in residential construction stocks were mixed again during the early weeks of August, as concerns ...
  45. First Trust International Multi-Asset Income ETF (YDIV) Hits ...

    August 28, 2013
    Stocks are off to a shaky start this week as uncertainty over the looming Fed taper continues to take its toll on investors’ ...
  46. Tiffany Continues To Execute At A Higher Level

    August 27, 2013
    Tiffany delivers stronger margins while comps still see some pressure.
  47. Akorn Scores A Rare Win-Win Acquisition

    August 27, 2013
    Akorn builds value by buying Hi-Tech
  48. ETFs That Lost 50% In a Single Year

    August 27, 2013
    Since ETFs were introduced in 1993, the investing world has endured numerous recessions and a number of groundbreaking events ...
  49. Marvell – Unicorn Of The Chip Space?

    August 23, 2013
    Marvell's gaining share and showing good growth in multiple challenging sectors
  50. Red Hat And Other Software Stocks That May Beat Revenue Estimates ...

    August 22, 2013
    Analysts at Lazard believe software makers Citrix Systems (NASDAQ: RHT) are well positioned to benefit from strong government ...
  51. Hain Celestial's Valuation Already Incorporates Strong Expectations

    August 22, 2013
    Hain Celestial has strong top-line growth, but margins continue to lag more traditional food rivals
  52. HP Still Looks Cheap, But Execution Issues Are Part Of The Reason ...

    August 22, 2013
    HP still has some significant competitive and strategic problems to sort out
  53. How To Build The Ultimate 'Doomsday Portfolio'

    August 21, 2013
    We've managed to avoid the great Mayan prediction of the end of the world in 2012, along with countless doomsday prognostications ...
  54. Veolia Offers A Decent Dividend, But Both Uncertainty And Upside

    August 20, 2013
    Veolia has more self-improvement work ahead, but leverage to an improving Europe could create upside
  55. 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) ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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 ...
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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.
  62. 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. ...
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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
  66. 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.
  67. 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.
  68. 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 ...
  69. ADM Offsetting Weak Volume With Strong Ethanol

    August 7, 2013
    Investors are already looking to 2014, and taking ADM's shares with them.
  70. Airline Industry Stock Outlook - Aug. 2013 - Industry Outlook

    August 6, 2013
    Airline Industry Stock Outlook - Aug. 2013 - Industry Outlook
  71. 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.
  72. Will Less Scarcity Value Harm Whole Foods?

    August 6, 2013
    Whole Foods continues to operate at a level well above other grocery retailers.
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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.
  75. The Street Has Caught Covidien

    August 1, 2013
    Covidien's quality isn't the issue, but Wall Street's love for it may be.
  76. Weatherford Burning Through Its Benefits Of The Doubt

    August 1, 2013
    Weatherford posts a significant operating miss, and needs to get better soon
  77. 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
  78. Is Cummins Building For Bigger Things?

    July 31, 2013
    Cummins is navigating the slowdown well, but calculating the future growth is no simple task
  79. 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.
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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 ...
  82. Pfizer Looking A Little Tired

    July 30, 2013
    Pfizer gets a boost from better margins, but the growth outlook is pretty feeble.
  83. 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. ...
  84. Markets Playing Tetherball With F5 Networks

    July 29, 2013
    Even after a big beat, F5 doesn't look fairly valued yet.
  85. Roche Delivering Leverage, But Still Needs Diversification

    July 29, 2013
    If Roche can balance out its sales mix, the long-term value could be quite compelling at present prices.
  86. Time To Get Defensive With ETFs

    July 26, 2013
    With some storm clouds beginning to form over the global economy, investors may want to consider thinking about moving some ...
  87. Wall Street Happy To Hum La AbbVie En Rose

    July 26, 2013
    AbbVie's pipeline is better than some think, but valuation is no particular bargain right now.
  88. Celgene Only Getting Started, But The Street's Already Looking ...

    July 26, 2013
    Biotech valuations are into the nose-bleed zone, but Celgene continues to execute very well.
  89. Bull of the Day: Visteon (VC) - Bull of the Day

    July 26, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Visteon (VC) - Bull of the Day
  90. WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Dividend Growth Fund (DGRS) Starts Trading

    July 26, 2013
    Profit-taking pressures have begun to creep onto Wall Street as earnings euphoria has bolstered major equity indexes to all-time ...
  91. EMC May Be Stronger Than It Looks

    July 25, 2013
    In-line results may be stronger than they look, and EMC looks seriously undervalued.
  92. If Mining Rally is Legitimate, Don't Forget These ETFs

    July 24, 2013
    Traders appear to be taking some profits in gold miners and the corresponding ETFs Wednesday and that is not surprising. ...
  93. Want A Simple, 3-ETF Portfolio? Here Are 25 Of Them

    July 24, 2013
    Exchange-traded products have found their way into countless portfolios as investors of all walks have embraced these financial ...
  94. Bill Gross Is Still Bullish On Treasuries

    July 23, 2013
    Given his impressive track record, when PIMCO’s Bill Gross speaks, investors should listen. The Bond King knows what he is ...
  95. Illinois Tool Works Comes Up Short On Growth

    July 23, 2013
    Underwhelming growth overshadows ongoing progress with margins.
  96. Watch Out For Monthly Dividend ETFs

    July 23, 2013
    Dividend investing has been a major theme in the ETF world for several years as investors have escaped near zero interest ...
  97. The AMD Story Sounds Very Familiar

    July 22, 2013
    AMD has the bulls excited again, but it's hard to see why this time is any different.
  98. Illuminate Your Portfolio With LEDs

    July 19, 2013
    While new sources of supplies are helping curb the energy crisis, the truth is that we are still using more and more. That’s ...
  99. Stryker Seems Back On Track

    July 19, 2013
    Stryker's revenue growth looks fine, but there are still pressures in the end markets.
  100. iShares Launches MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF (QUAL)

    July 18, 2013
    This year has shaped out to be quite kind for equity investors as bullish price action remains the dominant theme on Wall ...
  101. CalPERS Desperately Needs to Embrace ETFs

    July 17, 2013
    The investment community seems to be aflutter over the fact that the California Public Employees' Retirement System ...
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