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  1. Will Frontier's Verizon Deal Keep Its Dividend Up?

    April 17, 2015
    Dividend investors love high yields, but they don't like payout cuts. Rural telecom company Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: ...
  2. Are These 2015's 10 Best Telecom Stocks?

    April 3, 2015
    Telecom stocks offer generous dividend yields, but it's imperative to make sure those dividends are likely to stay in place. ...
  3. What You Should Know About Net Neutrality

    March 30, 2015
    On February 26, 2015 the FCC voted that the internet is a public utility and will be held to the standards of net neutrality. ...
  4. Funds That Should Be On Every Investor’s Radar

    December 9, 2014
    When most investors begin planning for a steady income stream in retirement, they tend to gravitate towards fixed-income ...
  5. Analysis of Companies with high goodwill

    November 6, 2014
    High goodwill as a percentage of market cap can actually be a big red flag--it potentially means the company botched a major ...
  6. The Biggest Mergers & Acquisitions In The U.S.

    October 23, 2014
    M&A is a daily part of the American business world. They're based on the principle that "One plus one equals three," i.e. ...
  7. How You Depend On Qualcomm Every Day

    October 14, 2014
    You may not know it, but you probably depend on a Qualcomm product just about every day. Here's how.
  8. Don't Buy Bonds, Buy These 3 Stocks Instead

    October 5, 2014
  9. Don't Look To Bonds For Yield -- Buy These 3 Stocks Instead

    October 5, 2014
  10. In The Week Ahead -- The 2 Most Important Charts To Watch

    October 5, 2014
  11. What You Need To Know About Net Neutrality

    September 21, 2014
    The fight over net neutrality has become an amazing spectacle. But at its core, it's yet another skirmish in cable television's ...
  12. Invest In Telecommunications With This ETF

    September 19, 2014
    Rather than investing in handset makers (and the whims of the consumer), have a look at telecoms themselves with the help ...
  13. Price Wars May Decimate This Industry—And Its Top Player Is Most ...

    September 2, 2014
    Marcelo Claure, the new CEO at Sprint (NYSE:S), is seeking a new twist on an old axiom: “If you can’t join them, ...
  14. 3 Tech Stocks Immune To A Potential Tech Bubble

    August 26, 2014
    If I ever truly need to find out what's going on with mobile computing and telecom, I check my kids' phones. Both ...
  15. 3 Tech Stocks That Could Survive The Next Tech Bubble Burst

    August 26, 2014
    If I ever truly need to find out what's going on with mobile computing and telecom, I check my kids' phones. Both ...
  16. 5 Insider Tips To Multiply Your Income Like A Wall Street Pro

    August 22, 2014
    In all my years in the market, I've never heard of such an incredible track record. The IPO prospectus from high-frequency ...
  17. The Thousands Of Dollars You're Probably Missing Out On

    August 12, 2014
    If you've seen the H&R Block commercial on television recently, you know that it starts with a concession worker ...
  18. Pension Risk Transfer

    August 11, 2014
    When a defined benefit pension provider offloads some or all of the plan’s risk – e.g.: retirement payment liabilities ...
  19. What The Charts Say About Big Tech Stocks

    August 6, 2014
    What are the charts are saying about Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook as the broader market pulls back?
  20. How Verizon Built A Customer Base Of 150M

    August 4, 2014
    What makes Verizon any different than T-Mobile, Sprint or AT&T? Its sheer size and growth potential.
  21. 15 Companies That Are Killing It With Equal Rights

    July 2, 2014
    The Supreme Court's decision on Monday, in Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, exempted some companies from offering contraceptive ...
  22. Break Up or Break Down? Four Stocks At Critical Levels

    June 9, 2014
    Four big name companies are creating either a topping pattern or setting up a move to new highs.
  23. #PreMarket Primer: Tuesday, May 27: Hope Rises In Ukraine Despite ...

    May 27, 2014
    Following the election of billionaire Petro Poroshenko as President of Ukraine, diplomatic tensions seemed to be easing ...
  24. Big Growth Is Not Making Big Profit For Spotify

    May 23, 2014
    Earlier this week, Spotify reported that the music streaming site had reached 10 million paying subscribers. The Swedish ...
  25. Is Amazon Prime Still The Best Deal In Tech?

    April 23, 2014
    If you asked that question a week ago, when Seattle-based Amazon.com, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMZN) raised its annual fee for Amazon ...
  26. Billionaires Love These 4 High-Yielders

    April 16, 2014
    They say there is power in numbers, and when it comes to investing like the pros, that sentiment is right on the money. ...
  27. #PreMarket Primer: Friday, February 28: Tension Between Russia ...

    February 28, 2014
    The ongoing problems in Ukraine have begun to reach further than the country’s borders as tension between the West and Russia ...
  28. This Simple System Could Lead To 41% Gains In Less Than 5 Months

    February 6, 2014
    The past few years have been a great time to be an investor.Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's zero interest rate ...
  29. This Gold Stock's Breakout Could Spark A Double-Digit Rally

    January 21, 2014
    There has been a lot of strong commentary this month about gold and gold stocks. Major firms are downgrading their outlooks ...
  30. Which Dow 'Dogs' Are Poised To Beat The Pack In 2014?

    December 20, 2013
    It's been a good year for stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average, as 28 of the 30 components have risen in ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  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. 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
  36. The Mobile Device Market is Undergoing a Seismic Shift

    July 19, 2013
    Gone are the days when consumers lined up en masse to purchase $600 phones. Today, the consumer is looking towards more budget-minded ...
  37. Will Microsoft Lure Cable Giants to Xbox One Before PlayStation ...

    July 3, 2013
    When consumers look at the $200 starting price of Xbox 360, they may ask themselves, "What am I paying for?"The answer to ...
  38. Turkcell Is Undervalued, But Also A Complete Mess

    June 25, 2013
    Shareholder squabbles have crippled Turkcell's ability to pay dividends, but not its ability to run well.
  39. Enthusiasm Over SK Telecom Has Gone Far Enough

    June 18, 2013
    After a big rally, SK Telecom looks fully valued now and with questionable growth prospects
  40. Ciena And Carrier Spending – They're Baaa-aaack

    June 6, 2013
    Ciena's strong revenue and margin numbers for the quarter may be the beginning of a major new cycle.
  41. Verizon, AT&T And Vodafone – Here We Go Again

    April 2, 2013
    A popular rumor gets new life with word that AT&T may help Verizon facilitate a buyout of Vodafone.
  42. 4 Reasons Apple Won't See $700 Again

    February 2, 2013
    Shrinking margins and more effective competition are just two links in the chain pulling the tech giant back to earth, ...
  43. "Retirement Savings Stocks" Yielding Up To 14%

    February 1, 2013
    We're calling them Retirement Savings Stocks -- 10 under-the-radar investments that can provide the cash needed to enhance ...
  44. Is Research in Motion's Impressive Surge About to End Badly?

    January 25, 2013
    Since bottoming out at just $6.50 a share in September, Research in Motion (Nasdaq: RIMM) has surged more than 150%. The ...
  45. The Secret Ratio That Predicts Winning Stocks Time and Again

    December 26, 2012
    Ever wonder how the most successful investors do it, correctly calling stock picks time and again?   They must know something ...
  46. Amazon Prime Puts Viewers In Charge

    December 24, 2012
    Is it a good or bad idea that Amazon is producing six pilots that will be shown to its Prime subscribers for free?
  47. Netflix Snags Disney Deal

    December 6, 2012
    Netflix signs an exclusive Disney licensing deal, and the stock jumps 14% on the news.
  48. Bull Vs. Bear - Google Has Bitten Off More Internet Than It Can ...

    November 29, 2012
    There's nothing to worry about with Google's new Internet.
  49. Bull Vs. Bear - Google Will Be The Next Big Internet Provider

    November 29, 2012
    Everything Google offers is designed to improve the way we connect with information.
  50. 5 Game-Changing Ideas to Watch for in 2013

    November 8, 2012
    Although 2012 isn't quite over yet, we're now close enough to 2013 to start thinking about the bigger themes that are going ...
  51. Are Cell Phone Providers' Business Models At Risk?

    October 25, 2012
    Cell phone providers have been struggling to grow and remain profitable in what has become a two-tiered industry of leaders ...
  52. Blue Chip Stocks Paying The Highest Dividends

    October 25, 2012
    While picking individual stocks is risky, these blue chip companies have histories that show they can be good choices.
  53. How Apple's Fortunes Affect Other Stocks

    October 25, 2012
    For better or worse, the health of Apple shapes the fortunes of a large number of stocks and to some extent, the markets ...
  54. Google: Good or Bad Buy Right Now?

    October 19, 2012
    Google took a hit after releasing its earnings report early, but it is still a very attractive buy.
  55. "Retirement Savings Stocks" Yielding Up To 15.3%

    October 16, 2012
    We're calling them Retirement Savings Stocks -- 10 under-the-radar investments that can provide the cash needed to enhance ...
  56. Is Verizon Waiting for a Break Out?

    October 16, 2012
    New York, October 16th (TradersHuddle.com) - Verizon Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VZ) ended the trading session at $44.5 ...
  57. Verizon Communications Third Quarter Earnings Preview

    October 15, 2012
    In the lead up to Verizon Communications' (NYSE:VZ) announcement of its third quarter earnings on Thursday, October 18, 2 ...
  58. Verizon Is Close to Resistance

    October 8, 2012
    New York, October 8th (TradersHuddle.com) - Shares of Verizon Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VZ) are trading very close to ...
  59. 4 Dividend Stocks That Could Wreck Your Retirement

    October 5, 2012
    With interest rates at historic lows, retirees and other income investors are more likely than ever to fall into a dangerous ...
  60. 5 Tech Stocks You Should Be Buying

    October 2, 2012
    If you're looking to put some money into technology, here are a few ideas to get you started.
  61. Should Investors Play On The Acme Packet See-Saw?

    September 19, 2012
    Sell-side analysts have cut their fair value estimate on Acme Packet by almost 50% and their 2013 revenue estimates by roughly ...
  62. Forget Facebook: These Stocks Have Much Better Value and Profit ...

    September 14, 2012
    I'd like to declare a moratorium on Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) IPO carping. The stock has gone from $38 to roughly $19. Everyone's ...
  63. The 10 Most Oversold Dow Stocks

    September 5, 2012
    Looking at the charts of these blue-chip dividend payers pulls up a quartet of names that may be solid buys on the next ...
  64. Are the Bears Taking Control over Verizon?

    August 20, 2012
    New York, August 20th (TradersHuddle.com) - Shares of Verizon Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VZ) ended the trading session lower ...
  65. Adtran And Its Peers Are Back To "Show Me" Status

    July 12, 2012
    Adtran continues to stagnate with weak carrier spending. I'd be seriously tempted to wait before buying these shares, but ...
  66. Verizon Or Vodafone: Which Is The Better Stock?

    June 20, 2012
    While both Verizon and Vodafone both have excellent dividend yields, Verizon has performed better in recent years.
  67. Dow 30 Stocks With High Dividends

    June 1, 2012
    We combed through the Dow 30 to find some of its highest-yielding stocks.
  68. 8x8 Has A Good Story, But Does The Value Connect?

    May 23, 2012
    8x8 has the potential, but the margins are a drawback.
  69. Acme Packet Another Company Waiting On The Carrier Revival

    May 7, 2012
    Acme Packet is suffering today, but this will be a great stock to own if/when the carrier spending rebound materializes and ...
  70. Towers Of Power

    April 30, 2012
    As mobile data usage continues to grow globally, the tower owners and operators look like a great place to be. Functioning ...
  71. Are Dow Stocks Better Than S&P Stocks?

    April 26, 2012
    When it comes to the performances of the DJIA and S&P 500, what matters is the valuation of companies, and at the moment, ...
  72. Technology Stocks That Are Breaking Out

    April 25, 2012
    Technology has been on a tear this year with the Nasdaq 100 up more than 13% YTD, yet over the last week technology has struggled ...
  73. E-Commerce King Raises the Ante

    April 20, 2012
    The next great tech wave will likely come on the e-commerce side of tech, where our smartphones and tablets will also double ...
  74. 12 Stocks Riding Today's Power Trends

    April 18, 2012
    Track the intersection of demographics, economics, and psychographics to follow global changes, advises Chris Versace, editor ...
  75. Your Grandparents' Favorite Stocks

    April 13, 2012
    You won't make quick money buying these boring stocks, but you probably won't lose your shirt either.
  76. Pluck These Dividends

    April 12, 2012
    With today's current historic low rates, the opportunity to own high quality equities with bond like yields will not be a ...
  77. EXFO Testing Patience

    March 30, 2012
    EXFO continues to wait for a pickup in carrier spending.
  78. PC-Tel May Be Signaling "Buy"

    March 15, 2012
    PCTEL is an obscure tech company with an interesting security venture.
  79. SK Telecom: More Than Meets The Eye?

    March 8, 2012
    Even on low assumptions, SK Telecom may be undervalued, as it offers capital gains potential and a better than 6% dividend ...
  80. Growth And Income From These Stocks

    March 1, 2012
    It's almost always a combination of dividends and stock price appreciation that creates the greatest shareholder returns.
  81. 5 Dow 30 Stocks With Huge Dividends

    February 27, 2012
    We combed through the Dow 30 to find some of its highest-yielding stocks.
  82. Obama’s Corporate Tax Proposal: Which Companies Will Take A Hit?

    February 24, 2012
    President Obama has proposed corporate tax cuts that will lower corporate income taxes from 35% to 28%, but claims he willl ...
  83. J2 Global Excelling At Cloud-Based Services

    February 17, 2012
    J2 Global has impressively maintained an edge over many larger, deep-pocketed rivals.
  84. Coinstar Crushes It

    February 8, 2012
    2012 is set to be a marquee year for Coinstar thanks to strategic investments.
  85. Look Across The Pond For Big Dividends

    February 7, 2012
    Improving earnings for U.K.-based companies resulted in tremendous dividend growth for British stocks in 2011. Analysts expect ...
  86. 5 Smart Income Picks to Start the Year

    January 30, 2012
    There are some great picks, especially preferreds, that investors can still take advantage of and grab some big income streams, ...
  87. Which Companies Spend The Most On Lobbying?

    January 27, 2012
    Find out which companies spend the most on gaining influence over government officials.
  88. Lower Volatility Stocks Moving In The Right Direction

    January 3, 2012
    These stocks are slow moving, but they are moving higher.
  89. How To Play Madison Square Garden

    December 23, 2011
    Investors can score from the buzz being back at the Garden.
  90. 5 Dow 30 Stocks With Huge Dividends

    November 24, 2011
    We combed through the Dow 30 to find some of its highest-yielding stocks.
  91. Telecom's Holding Pattern Is A Buying Opportunity

    November 4, 2011
    Recent market volatility has opened up some portfolio opportunities. Now could be a great time to buy into the telecom sector.
  92. American Tower Still Great, And Still Expensive

    November 2, 2011
    American Tower has more growth potential than the model may suggest.
  93. 5 Dividend Darlings

    October 20, 2011
    Strong dividend payers could form the best defense in an unsure market.
  94. Make Room for Rackspace

    October 14, 2011
    Cloud computing represents a tectonic shift in computing. Revenues are soaring and there are exponential growth prospects ...
  95. 5 Bullish Macd Crossovers

    August 17, 2011
    Knowing when trends are about to reverse is tricky business, but the MACD can help.
  96. Top Dividend Stocks Owned By The Pros

    August 2, 2011
    Selecting from the top dividend stocks owned by professional investors may give your portfolio a boost.
  97. Will Skype Transform Microsoft?

    May 13, 2011
    Microsoft is spending a lot of money on the hope that Skype will open new doors to growth.
  98. Alcatel-Lucent Still In The Fight

    May 10, 2011
    Margins are the key for Alcatel-Lucent now that revenue has picked up.
  99. AT&T Gives Deutsche Telekom Its Out

    March 22, 2011
    AT&T makes a surprising bid to become #1 in the U.S. cellular market.
  100. Windstream Looks To Acquisitions For Growth

    February 24, 2011
    Telecom Windstream posted lackluster quarter and full-year results, but this dividend stock has set out on an ambitious growth ...
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