WMT : Analysis & Opinions

  1. The Only 'Trend' Worth Following Led To A 20% Gain In 3 Months

    November 11, 2013
    For today's essay, it would be wise to remember the old investing adage: "The trend is your friend." As most investors already ...
  2. Profit From M&A Activity On The Cheap With This Strategy

    November 11, 2013
    Carl Icahn, Henry Kravitz, Sumner Redstone and a host of other financial pros make their money by using complex strategies ...
  3. What You Need To Know About ETF Liquidity

    November 11, 2013
    Exchange-traded funds have become extremely popular over the past two decades, as investors have sought easier ways to invest ...
  4. Profit From Apple's Success With This 'Secret' Stock

    November 11, 2013
    Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) is one of the great high-tech success stories. Led by the visionary, charismatic and sometimes controversial ...
  5. Convertible bonds are a perfect way to potentially hedge the downside risk as well as play the upside from continued swooning markets.

    The Convertible Way To Play This Market

    November 8, 2013
    Investors are certainly facing a quandary. The broad market has gone up by leaps and bounds since the end of the recession. ...
  6. atronizing Disney's theme parks and watching the company's movies and television shows has been more enjoyable than owning the company's stock.

    Disney's Earnings Were Not As Magical As Many Investors Were ...

    November 8, 2013
    Walt Disney (DIS) have "wished upon a star" for better earnings. This quarter they got them though Mickey Mouse's corporate ...
  7. Jobs Report Brings Back Taper Issue - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 8, 2013
    The jobs ???shock??? will likely be the dominant theme for the stock market today, increasing the odds of a Fed December ...
  8. Global X Debuts Emerging & Frontier ETF (EMFM); ASHR and DXKW ...

    November 8, 2013
    Wall Street was in for several up and down sessions this week, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average posting another record ...
  9. It's Time To Sell These 3 Well-Known Stocks

    November 8, 2013
    I like buying stocks, not selling stocks -- unless, of course, I am selling them for a big profit.And while I suspect that ...
  10. A Fast Dividend Grower Everyone Should Own

    November 7, 2013
    This company has grown its dividend 11% a year since 2003. It's also one of my favorite dividend stocks on the market today.In ...
  11. Twitter Mania Dominates All Else - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 7, 2013
    The excitement surrounding the Twitter IPO is dominating everything else, including the ECB and GDP announcements.
  12. Which ETFs Will Own Twitter (TWTR)

    November 7, 2013
    In 140 characters or less: today is the day of the Twitter IPO. Trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ...
  13. Attention, Growth Investors: 4 High-Upside Small-Caps

    November 7, 2013
    There are two major concerns facing investors right now. First, the global economy is not yet showing signs of a long-awaited ...
  14. This Metric Shielded Us From This Suspect High-Flier

    November 7, 2013
    Muddy Waters Research is an investment research firm that specializes in uncovering companies whose financial statements ...
  15. Warning: Avoid These 4 High-Yielding Stocks At All Costs

    November 6, 2013
    Short sellers love to focus on major themes, and one of their favorite themes involves unsustainable dividends. The shorts ...
  16. Twitter, Tesla & Q3 Earnings - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 6, 2013
    The Twitter mania adds to investors' disappointment with the Tesla earnings release on an other
  17. The Hottest Market In Europe: Still a Bargain?

    November 6, 2013
    With a 23% spike since Labor Day, the Spanish stock market may be the hottest in the world right now.Considering that Spain ...
  18. Beware This Costly Form Of Portfolio Insurance

    November 6, 2013
    Derivatives are simply investments that trade based on the price of something else. In other words, the price of a derivative ...
  19. Market Wrap: Stocks End Flat, but Tesla Shares Sag After Hours

    November 5, 2013
    Stocks ended Tuesday basically flat, as investors started to focus on economic realities. But the market could see some ...
  20. Mega-miner Barrick Gold’s (NYSE:ABX) recent earnings highlight the problems in the industry. The firm reported a 73% drop in earnings per share as well as the closure of its $3.45 billion Pascua-Lama project.

    Are The Gold Miners Finally A Buy?

    November 5, 2013
    Over the last year, gold has gone from the asset du jour to the most hated thing on the planet. That dour attitude towards ...
  21. 5 ETF Alternatives to Troubled Treasuries

    November 5, 2013
    Today’s fixed income environment seems to be turned on its head. It used to be that U.S. Treasuries were thought of ...
  22. As internet traffic continues to skyrocket, the datacenter operators are poised to be a backdoor player in the growth of cloud computing and our data creation.

    Big Dividends From Big Data

    November 4, 2013
    As internet traffic continues to skyrocket, the datacenter operators are poised to be a backdoor player in the growth of ...
  23. Market Wrap: New Highs for Airlines, Boeing Boost Stocks

    November 4, 2013
    Stocks moved modestly higher on Monday for a second day in a row. The gains came despite a steep losses suffered by shares ...
  24. Hybrid vehicles are once again returning to the spotlight. That makes the sector a buy for long term investors.

    The Time To Bet On Electric Vehicles Is Now

    November 4, 2013
    As transportation costs continue to rise, electric and hybrid vehicles are once again returning to the spotlight. That makes ...
  25. The Single Most Important Attribute A Business Can Have

    November 4, 2013
    The notion of a wide moat around your castle has been around for centuries. The early moats were designed to repel rivals ...
  26. Indicator Shows Gold Could Finally Be Bottoming

    November 4, 2013
    Stocks moved up the fourth week in a row and have delivered a large gain in the first 10 months of the year. For now, there ...
  27. 129% Annual Returns With This 'Win-Win' Income Strategy

    November 4, 2013
    It was another perfect month for Income Trader's Amber Hestla...A few weeks ago, three more "put" options Amber sold for ...
  28. What To Expect This Week? - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 4, 2013
    This week packs a number of top-tier economic reports that will give us a sense of how well the economy is doing in the fourth ...
  29. Bear of the Day: Molycorp (MCP) - Bear of the Day

    November 4, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Molycorp (MCP) - Bear of the Day
  30. Bull of the Day: SunPower (SPWR) - Bull of the Day

    November 4, 2013
    Bull of the Day: SunPower (SPWR) - Bull of the Day
  31. Tesla Earnings Preview: Still In The Black? (TSLA)

    November 2, 2013
    Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA), which is run and was co-founded by billionaire Elon Musk, is scheduled to report its third-quarter ...
  32. This Sector May Be The Most Bullish Way To Invest In China

    November 1, 2013
    I believe in China. I have no doubt that this nation of 1.35 billion consumers will continue to lead the global growth boom ...
  33. How To Improve Your Results With The F-Score

    November 1, 2013
    Back in 2000, an associate professor at the University of Chicago, Joseph Piotroski, wrote a paper titled Value Investing: ...
  34. LinkedIn shares tumbled 9.5% over the past two days after the Mountain View, California based company warned investors that its growth will be slightly less explosive than Wall Street had expected.

    LinkedIn Guidance Spooks Investors

    November 1, 2013
    Some analysts say LinkedIn's disappointing earnings prove it has run afoul of "The Law of Large Numbers." Many of those same ...
  35. Natural Gas Bulls Love This Strange Weather Event

    November 1, 2013
    It starts snowing early in Siberia.​According to Rutgers University's Global Snow Lab, there is already more than 10 inches ...
  36. Newcomer Vident Launches International Equity ETF (VIDI)

    November 1, 2013
    Taper talks came into focus once again this week after the Federal Reserve gave somewhat of a positive outlook on the economy, ...
  37. Bear of the Day: QlikTech (QLIK) - Bear of the Day

    November 1, 2013
    Bear of the Day: QlikTech (QLIK) - Bear of the Day
  38. The 'Death Of The Credit Card' Is Near -- Here's How To Profit

    October 31, 2013
    Consumer credit is a double-edged sword. Used wisely, it enables smart money management and expense tracking. Misused, it ...
  39. On Earnings & Reading Fed Tea-Leaves - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 31, 2013
    The market had started pricing no Taper at least through April 2014, but the Wednesday statement appeared to run counter.
  40. Invest Like The Super-Rich With This 7.2% Yielder

    October 31, 2013
    Ever wonder how the super-rich manage their investments and retire on that private island with afternoon mojitos? A big part ...
  41. Energy Equity ETFs: 4 Things To Consider

    October 31, 2013
    Exchange-traded funds enable investors to reach into nearly every corner of the market with a single convenient and diversified ...
  42. This Under-The-Radar Stock Could Save A Buffett Favorite Millions

    October 31, 2013
    Warren Buffett loves to invest in stable businesses with few competitors. One of his recent favorites is DaVita HealthCare ...
  43. An Urgent Warning For All Income Investors

    October 30, 2013
    The "Bond King" has issued a dire warning for income investors. If he's right, it could affect how much money people earn ...
  44. Do You Own The 2 Top Stocks Held By 2013's Top Hedge Fund?

    October 30, 2013
    Allow me to let you in on a closely guarded secret among professional money managers. While they all talk a big game and ...
  45. 5 ETF Underdogs Beating The Market

    October 30, 2013
    Though the ETF industry has certainly come a long way since SPY‘s debut in 1993, there are still only a small percentage ...
  46. This Stock Could Jump 123% With This Option Play

    October 30, 2013
    Over the long term, value stocks tend to be winners. There are a number of ways to define value. My preferred approach is ...
  47. This Options Play Could Make You 123%

    October 30, 2013
    Over the long term, value stocks tend to be winners. There are a number of ways to define value. My preferred approach is ...
  48. This BRIC Nation Could Be The 'Mother Of All Game-Changers'

    October 29, 2013
    Andy Obermueller wasn't this excited about an investment since Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) plunked down $350 million in cash for ...
  49. Burger King Worldwide yesterday reported it earned an adjusted profit of 23 cents per share two cents higher than analysts expected.

    Burger King’s Stock Looks Tasty

    October 29, 2013
    Burger King Worldwide yesterday reported it earned an adjusted profit of 23 cents per share two cents higher than analysts ...
  50. Stocks That Outlast Wars... Recessions... Financial Panics...

    October 29, 2013
    What do Campbell's Soup, Johnson & Johnson and Deere & Co. all have in common?All three companies have survived and ...
  51. This 'No-Brainer' Fund Is Still The Best Yen Play

    October 29, 2013
    Shorting the yen and going long Japanese stocks have basically been no-brainer investments for the past couple of years. ...
  52. Get 25% Upside From The Global Auto Sales Boom With This Stock

    October 29, 2013
    I don't care what the bearish pundits are saying about the U.S. economy. While I don't hesitate to turn bearish if the data ...
  53. ETFs That Gained 75% In A Single Year

    October 29, 2013
    In the 20+ years that ETFs have been around, we have seen a number of economic shifts all over the world. Among those have ...
  54. This 120-Year-Old Investment Is A Must For Your Portfolio

    October 28, 2013
    Investors are always looking for the newest strategies and tactics to extract profits from the financial markets. Newer and ...
  55. Less Risk, More Profit From Precious Metals

    October 28, 2013
    Striking it rich in the precious metal business is a goal far older than the United States.  In the 19th century, many Americans' ...
  56. The Complete History Of The S&P 500 Index

    October 28, 2013
    The S&P 500 Index is easily one of the most recognizable stock market benchmarks in the world of finance. Standard & ...
  57. Bear of the Day: Coach (COH) - Bear of the Day

    October 28, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Coach (COH) - Bear of the Day
  58. ETFdb Weekly Watchlist: XRT, TLT, EWC Hinge On Retail Data, FOMC, ...

    October 28, 2013
    U.S. equities pushed higher last week as Wall Street digested a slew of earnings and economic reports. Caterpillar (CAT)–one ...
  59. Short Sellers Pile On Applied Materials and STMicroelectronics ...

    October 26, 2013
    Among the leading semiconductor stocks, Applied Materials (NASDAQ: STM) saw the most significant rises in short interest ...
  60. Amazon share's surged on better-than-expected earnings.

    Amazon’s Profitless Triumph

    October 25, 2013
    Amazon.com (Nasdaq:AMZN) shares are trading near an all-time high even though the company hasn’t earned big profits since ...
  61. Time To Consider Investing In Scandinavia (EWD, EFNL, NORW, EDEN, ...

    October 25, 2013
    The woes in Western Europe were greatly documented during the financial crisis a few years ago. The PIIGS were the countries ...
  62. Microsoft beat analyst expecations and the stock price responded with a 6% jump.

    Microsoft Surprises The Street With Good Earnings

    October 25, 2013
    Microsoft released better-than-expected earnings. Even with the recent run-up, it remains too cheap for investors to ignore. ...
  63. Spot Big Dividend Hikes With This Value Metric

    October 25, 2013
    Individual investors and private equity firms often target companies with great yields. But they are talking about two different ...
  64. Warren Buffett Is Wrong -- Here's Why...

    October 25, 2013
    Don't get me wrong, I closely follow what Warren Buffett says and does with his money.And yes, he's one of the most successful ...
  65. Nobel-Winning Ideas Point To This Undervalued Giant

    October 25, 2013
    Eugene Fama was a name many investors never heard before the University of Chicago professor won this year's Nobel Prize ...
  66. Earnings Season Past the Halfway Mark - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 25, 2013
    The Q3 scorecard has bloomed lately, with growth rates and beat ratios now outpacing Q2 and the last few quarters.
  67. Capitalize On This Small Stock's Insider Moves For 40% Upside

    October 25, 2013
    I couldn't believe my good fortune. It was my first day investing with real money at a proprietary trading firm. I had just ...
  68. Short Interest In Facebook Falls, In Groupon Rises (FB, GRPN, ...

    October 25, 2013
    Among the social media companies based in the United States, Facebook (NASDAQ: ZNGA) saw significant swings in short interest ...
  69. Fidelity Rolls Out 10 Sector ETFs (FDIS, FSTA, FENY)

    October 25, 2013
    Wall Street was in for a mixed bag of earnings this week, with several bellwethers reporting third quarter results. 3M (MMM) ...
  70. Bull of the Day: Netflix (NFLX) - Bull of the Day

    October 25, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Netflix (NFLX) - Bull of the Day
  71. 3M reported better than expected earnings and raised its guidance

    How 3M Got Back Into Wall Street’s Good Book

    October 24, 2013
    3M reported better than expected earnings and raised its guidance. We'll take a closer look at the news and decipher if now ...
  72. For those investors looking at the long term, ignore the taper talk and focus on dividends.

    Dividend Stocks Still Matter

    October 24, 2013
    For those investors looking at the long term, ignore the taper talk and focus on dividends. The pay-outs from equities have ...
  73. After years of struggling, Europe may finally be turning a corner. We'll take a look at how you can profit from the turnaround.

    Believe It Or Not, European Stocks Are Heating Up

    October 24, 2013
    After years of struggling, Europe may finally be turning a corner. Critical pieces of economic data are all pointing towards ...
  74. This Under-The-Radar Stock Could Double In The Next 3 Months

    October 24, 2013
    I love finding little stocks that have a strong possibility of doubling or even tripling in a short period of time.I uncover ...
  75. Bull of the Day: Cedar Fair (FUN) - Bull of the Day

    October 24, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Cedar Fair (FUN) - Bull of the Day
  76. Boeing reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings fueled by a 14 percent surge in deliveries.

    Boeing Shares Climb Thanks To Strong Earnings

    October 23, 2013
    Boeing reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings fueled by a 14% surge in deliveries.
  77. Caterpillar reported earnings that were far worse than analysts expected and slashed its outlook for the year.

    When Will The Pain End For Caterpillar?

    October 23, 2013
    Caterpillar reported earnings that were far worse than analysts expected and slashed its outlook for the year. We'll take ...
  78. Shares of Coach plunged about 8% yesterday after the largest maker of high-end handbags reported worse-than-expected quarterly results.

    Why Coach Isn’t Fashionable With Investors

    October 23, 2013
    Shares of Coach plunged about 8% yesterday after the largest maker of high-end handbags reported worse-than-expected quarterly ...
  79. These Companies Are Ready To Profit From Rising Interest Rates

    October 23, 2013
    The finance department at Charles Schwab (Nasdaq: SCHW) has a very large problem.The firm has been so successful at attracting ...
  80. Bear of the Day: Quest Diagnostics (DGX) - Bear of the Day

    October 23, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Quest Diagnostics (DGX) - Bear of the Day
  81. JPMorgan settles the legal issues surrounding Wall Street’s largest bank, investors were not put off in the least

    Jamie Dimon Steers JPMorgan Through Rough Waters

    October 22, 2013
    JPMorgan Settles a $13 billion legal battle that address the myriad of issues surrounding Wall Street’s largest bank, investors ...
  82. Microsemi’s $7.18-a-share offer represents a premium of 50% over Symmetrom’s closing stock price on Monday.

    Time Is On Symmetricom’s Side

    October 22, 2013
    The atomic clock equipment maker Symmetricom Inc.’s (Nasdaq:SYMM) stock exploded on Tuesday after the power-management chipmaker ...
  83. Apple Announces New Macs, New iPads And Offers One Million Apps

    October 22, 2013
    Thinner and lighter product designs reigned supreme at Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) long-awaited iPad event.The lengthy event ...
  84. This 'Hated' Sector Offers Great Yields and Catalysts Galore

    October 22, 2013
    When is the best time to focus on a particular industry? When it's deeply out of favor.Every industry hits the occasional ...
  85. Investments in the energy sector have become popular choices for investors. Specifically, we'll take a look at the companies that refine diesel products.

    The Refiners See Diesel Fueled Gains Ahead

    October 22, 2013
    While it’s often ignored, diesel is quickly becoming a very important piece of the global energy pie. Demand continues to ...
  86. The Mystery of The 'Hidden' Yields -- Solved

    October 22, 2013
    Call it "The Mystery of the Secret Payout."When I was young, Frank and Joe Hardy -- the Hardy Boys -- were my heroes.There ...
  87. Small caps may finally be getting expensive. We'll take a look at a couple ways to protect your portfolio from future declines.

    Are Small Caps Getting Too Expensive

    October 22, 2013
    Given their torrid run, small caps may finally be getting expensive. That could signal some down days in the months ahead. ...
  88. Bull of the Day: Yelp (YELP) - Bull of the Day

    October 22, 2013
    Bull of the Day: Yelp (YELP) - Bull of the Day
  89. McDonald's recent earnings trailed analyst expectations.

    McDonald's Wings Not So Mighty As Sales Suffer

    October 21, 2013
    Shares of McDonalds, fell 61 cents to $94.59 on Monday after it reported sales for the quarter ended September 30 of $7.23 ...
  90. Five Reasons why Netflix is one of Wallstreet's

    Five Reasons Why The Netflix Juggernaut Could Continue to Roll

    October 21, 2013
    What makes Netflix’ saga so compelling is the element of the grand comeback. We'll look at 5 factors that could keep the ...
  91. China’s burgeoning tech sector could lead to outsized gains in the years ahead. And there’s plenty of ways to profit.

    A Dragon-Sized Play In Chinese Tech

    October 21, 2013
    For tech investors, China’s growth story is just getting started. The nation is quickly becoming a hot bed of internet and ...
  92. The U.S. has an enviable energy position. We'll take a look at four picks to conisider adding to your portfolio.

    Four Stocks For America's Energy Independence

    October 21, 2013
    An all-cap look at America's energy independence.
  93. The Rebound In This Shipping Sector Is Real

    October 21, 2013
    In early September, stocks in the long-beleaguered maritime shipping industry started to do something few observers expected ...
  94. Bullish Indicators Say Now is the Time to Buy Dips

    October 21, 2013
    Weekend headlines focused on new highs in the major market indexes. New highs in the fourth quarter are bullish, and any ...
  95. Bear of the Day: Yum (YUM) - Bear of the Day

    October 21, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Yum (YUM) - Bear of the Day
  96. McDonald's Earnings Preview: Was The Menu Tinkering Worth It? ...

    October 19, 2013
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) is scheduled to report its third-quarter results Monday, October 21, before the markets open. ...
  97. Google cracked the $1,000 level after the search engine giant posted quarterly results that were far better than the most optimistic of analysts’ expectations.

    Google Cracks $1,000, Buy On A Pullback

    October 18, 2013
    Google cracked the $1,000 level after the search engine giant posted quarterly results that were far better than the most ...
  98. Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) climbed by double digits Friday, a day after the fast-food chain reported that its third-quarter earnings

    Chipotle Is Sizzling On Wall Street

    October 18, 2013
    Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) climbed by double digits Friday, a day after the fast-food chain reported that ...
  99. 5 Key Takeaways From IBM's Troubles

    October 18, 2013
    Here's a not-so-bold prediction: IBM (NYSE: IBM) is likely to be the next company in the Dow Jones Industrial Average to ...
  100. The conglomerate today reported better-than-expected results, as Chief Executive Jeffrey Immelt’s strategy of shrinking its finance unit, slashing costs and investing in its industrial business is paying off.

    GE Is Firing On All Cylinders

    October 18, 2013
    General Electric today reported better-than-expected results, as Chief Executive Jeffrey Immelt’s strategy of shrinking its ...
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