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  1. 6 High-Flying S&P 500 Stocks

    October 12, 2010
    Check out six S&amp;P 500 stocks that are returning more than 60%.
  2. Special Dividends Trump Share Repurchases Every Time

    October 11, 2010
    Let's look at share repurchases to demonstrate why special dividends are far superior to buybacks.
  3. When Share Repurchases Don't Pay Off

    October 4, 2010
    Stock buybacks haven't turned out that great for Sears or its nearest competitors.
  4. Wal-Mart Looks To The Long-Term

    September 29, 2010
    Wal-Mart's expansion into South Africa is a multi-decade project.
  5. Cash Flow Improving At Kroger

    September 20, 2010
    Kroger completed another quarter of respectable, yet unspectacular growth.
  6. Three Ways To View Value Retail

    September 1, 2010
    These three methods will help us determine which is the best value in retail.
  7. 4 Reasons 'Made In The U.S.A.' Wins

    August 24, 2010
    Recent articles about rising Chinese wages and implementing wage-equalization import taxes has me thinking "Made in the U.S.A." ...
  8. Steady Business At TJ Maxx

    August 20, 2010
    TJX should continue to see steady high digit growth over the long term.
  9. Boost Your Dividends With These Large Caps

    August 20, 2010
    These stocks will inject higher dividends into your portfolio.
  10. Coinstar: Cheap DVDs, Cheap Stock?

    August 17, 2010
    Coinstar's stock isn't cheap, but considering the possible growth opportunities, it may still be a bargain.
  11. Advance Auto Parts Continues A Winning Formula

    August 16, 2010
    In a sketchy retail environment, Advance Auto keeps finding paths to profitable growth
  12. Retailers Heavily Invested In Canada

    July 14, 2010
    We'll look at some retailers placed big bets on Canada that have paid off over the years.
  13. Hunting For Deep Value Gems

    July 12, 2010
    There are some deep value stocks in the S&amp;P 500, if you know where to look.
  14. Margin Of Safety Stocks

    July 9, 2010
    Investors will inevitably make mistakes, but whether these will sink their porfolios depends on their margin of safety.
  15. Is Cheap Chinese Labor Over?

    June 25, 2010
    "Cheap China" is increasingly becoming an anachronism. What does this mean for companies that depend on low wages?
  16. Walgreen's Growth Is Slow Going

    June 25, 2010
    Income was down, but total sales were up. Is Walgreen's worth a second look?
  17. 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 ...
  18. 4 Reasons To Pass On The Toys "R" Us IPO

    June 7, 2010
    Toys "R" Us goes public this summer and we look at everything from its recent history to predicted valuation to say why you ...
  19. Warren Buffett's Portfolio

    May 25, 2010
    Buffett's long-term investing approach may not be for everyone, but it has sure worked for him.
  20. Unwrapping The Home-Improvement Big Boxes

    May 20, 2010
    Putting the two giant home improvement stores head-to-head highlights some interesting differences.
  21. Cal-Maine Foods: An "Egg-Citing" Company

    April 27, 2010
    Cal-Maine Foods is the largest egg prodcucer in the United States, and has grown through an aggressive acquisition strategy ...
  22. Investing In America's Hottest Brands

    April 15, 2010
    What's in name? Can a company's brand help it outperform the market? Find out here.
  23. Companies Whipping Out Wallets To Buy Back Stock

    April 5, 2010
    While a stock repurchase is no guarantee that a stock will increase in value, it may be a good sign that better times are ...
  24. Online Retail: Blogging For Profits

    March 18, 2010
    Only 44 out of the top 100 internet retailers maintain a blog. Here's why that's a mistake.
  25. Costco's Loyal Shareholder Base

    March 16, 2010
    Costco shareholders virtually ignored the company's Q2 earnings miss, showing their loyalty to this company's long-term prospects.
  26. Fuel Cells In Bloom

    March 5, 2010
    Fuel cells are getting some attention, and we look at a number of ways (including Bloom Energy) that investors can play.
  27. Drugstore Stock Looking For A Better High

    February 19, 2010
    Walgreen's acquistion of Duane Reade could help it pull some foot traffic away from its competitors, particular in New York ...
  28. The Customer Counts

    February 18, 2010
    Discover how the best customer service is reflected in stock returns of the top companies versus the S&amp;P 500 benchmark.
  29. Prescriptions For Profit

    February 10, 2010
    Though maybe not in the short-term, drug stores look poised for a turnaround.
  30. Small Stocks With Huge Potential

    February 5, 2010
    Investing in names currently out of favor with Mr. Market can lead to significant returns when and if they again become favored.
  31. Stocks That Institutional Investors Love

    February 4, 2010
    Looking at the stocks that institutional investors own can provide a good starting point for the everyday investor.
  32. 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 ...
  33. Wal-Mart Outmuscles Target

    January 26, 2010
    Wal-Mart is a much more prodigious cash generator than archrival Target.
  34. Whose Cash Management Is Better Than Best Buy's?

    January 22, 2010
    Best Buy appears to be undervalued given expected future earnings, but it's not time to declare it the winner among electronics ...
  35. CEOs' Retirement Savings Are Safe: Are Yours?

    January 21, 2010
    CEOs make huges salaries, yet corporate boards still feel compelled to guarantee huge retirement packages.
  36. Is Finance Ruining Movies?

    January 19, 2010
    Is the financial industry ruining movies? That depends on whom you ask.
  37. The S&P Alternatives

    January 15, 2010
    Mixing up the S&amp;P 500 can achieve great results.
  38. Discount Retailers - A Year In Review

    December 28, 2009
    Discount retailers thrived as consumers continued to hunker down on spending.
  39. Wal-Mart 2009: A Year In Review

    December 28, 2009
    As we head into year end, Wal-Mart shares are down almost 3% for the year, underperforming the S&amp;P by nearly 25 percent.
  40. A Look Back At The Department Stores

    December 24, 2009
    Improved performances in this sector in 2009 signal positive things to come in the new year.
  41. Costco Needs A Boost

    December 14, 2009
    There is little indication that sales or profits will accelerate considerably over the next few years at Costco.
  42. Sell Off at Kroger Overdone

    December 10, 2009
    Kroger's low valuation makes its investment drawbacks less worrisome,
  43. Time To Bag Coach?

    December 9, 2009
    Is Coach worth getting into before the company's upcoming Q2 earnings announcement?
  44. Will The Victoria's Secret Show Spur Sales?

    December 3, 2009
    The Victoria's Secret fashion show was last week, but how much of an impact will it have on the company's stock price?
  45. Surprise - Luxury And Excess Are Back

    December 3, 2009
    Don't assume value-priced gift retailers are going to dominate the Christmas shopping season.
  46. Crucial Lessons For Post-Recession Retailing

    November 30, 2009
    Successful retailing is not going to be driven by what worked 10 years ago.
  47. Rely On The Past, But Concentrate On The Future

    November 26, 2009
    Past data is useful, but any future price appreciation in the stock will be the result of what lies ahead.
  48. Retail's Magic Numbers

    November 20, 2009
    The Z-Score is a formula for predicting whether a company will go bankrupt within two years. Look at some retailer/wholesalers ...
  49. Wal-Mart: Still A Good Long-Term Investment

    November 16, 2009
    Wal-Mart should log high single-digit sales and profit growth over the long haul.
  50. 3 Stocks That Love Frugal Consumers

    October 14, 2009
    These stocks will thrive in the pennypinching environment this holiday season.
  51. Costco Needs A Discount

    October 9, 2009
    Compared to its competitors, Costco's earnings multiple is just too high.
  52. Try On Columbia Sportswear

    October 9, 2009
    Columbia is till havign a tough time selling its higher-end product.
  53. Choose Closed-End Funds For Income

    October 2, 2009
    Another great source of income for investors seeking regular distributions.
  54. Time To Shift To Quality

    September 30, 2009
    These big-cap quality names appear value priced. But is this the right time to buy in?
  55. Winners And Losers In Defined Contribution Plans

    September 11, 2009
    We take a look at companies that have recently filed their 11-K, and see if there are some buy and sell signals hidden among ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. Big Lots - A Big Bargain?

    August 26, 2009
    In this economy, chains like Big Lots look positive to succeed.
  58. Walmart Does More With Less

    August 14, 2009
    Walmart's domestic stores are holding up well and its international prospects remain bright.
  59. Drug Store Shopping

    August 13, 2009
    The best drug store investment lies north of the border in Canada. Here are some of the reasons why Shoppers Drug Mart is ...
  60. Advent International Loves Retail

    July 15, 2009
    While you can't invest in Advent directly, you can invest in some of its current and previous investments.
  61. Five Stocks Buying Back Shares

    June 25, 2009
    When companies buy their own stock, it can be an indicator of good things to come. Here are a few to watch.
  62. Is Made In America Good Business?

    June 24, 2009
    New Balance is highlighting that its shoes are made in America. Does going local make good business sense?
  63. Active Blackrock Marries Passive Barclays - Can It Work?

    June 23, 2009
    Blackrock is buying Barclays Global Investors for $13 billion. Can this marriage of two completely different cultures work?
  64. 5 Companies Snapping Up Their Own Stock

    June 15, 2009
    These companies are buying back their shares. Should you be buying them as well?
  65. Retailers: The Best Versus The Rest

    June 12, 2009
    Shares of retail stock have staged an impressive rally over the past three months as the S&amp;P 500 has moved up over 3 ...
  66. Two More Reasons To Diversify

    June 3, 2009
    GM and Citigroup being removed from the DJIA should cause investors to focus on diversification.
  67. Staples On The Rise

    May 28, 2009
    Despite the debt it recently acquired, Staples is much more favorably positioned compared to the pure-play competition.
  68. Booking An Uncertain Future

    May 26, 2009
    Barnes &amp; Noble's quarterly earnings were down, but its outlook is up. Is this justified in the difficult bookselling ...
  69. Whole Foods: The Business Vs. The Stock

    May 25, 2009
    Liking a company and liking their stock are two very different things. This simple fact can help you make smart stock decisions.
  70. Best Buy Betting On House Brands

    May 8, 2009
    Best Buy uses its house brands strategically, but is this hurting the company or helping it to stay on top?
  71. Five Stocks With The Ultimate Margin Of Safety

    May 6, 2009
    We look at five stocks with at least $100 million in cash and zero debt, providing investors with the ultimate margin of ...
  72. Time To Swing Into Golf Stocks?

    May 5, 2009
    Golf-related stocks could put investors right out of the current rough patch.
  73. UniFirst Still Looking Sharp

    April 17, 2009
    UniFirst's stock has dropped slightly since July, 2008. Still, it's a promising buying opportunity, despite declining sales.
  74. Consumers Pull Back From Costco

    March 6, 2009
    This discount retailer is finding that much of its merchandise mix is not necessity.
  75. Cabela's One Retailer Making It Through The Recession

    February 25, 2009
    Like most retailers Cabela's initially suffered during the recession, but has it now recovered?
  76. Low Investment Risk From Low-Cost Wal-Mart

    February 20, 2009
    Investors in Wal-Mart can expect a high single-digit annual return on investments for the foreseeable future.
  77. More To Murphy Oil Than Malaysia

    February 13, 2009
    Solid exploration and development prospects, plus a profitable downstream segment, make this company an inviting investment ...
  78. Willbros A Profitable Pipeline Play

    February 12, 2009
    Willbros Group will benefit from strong growth trends in the development of unconventional resources and the replacement ...
  79. Online Retailer's Core Segment Has Top-Line Issues

    January 26, 2009
    Online retailer eBay has top-line issues in its namesake marketplace but posted an overall 18% net profit margin in Q4.
  80. 4 Double-Cross Buy Signs

    December 1, 2008
    Will the double crossover on MACD and Stochastic indicators trigger a move higher?
  81. Foot Locker A Bad Fit For This Economy

    November 27, 2008
    Foot Locker couldn't meet estimates in its third quarter. It could be a long, cold winter for this footwear retailer.
  82. Build Diversity Through Beta

    November 26, 2008
    Learn how mixing high and low beta stocks from the Dow can be the first step in creating a diversified portfolio.
  83. A Matrixx For Killing The Common Cold

    November 3, 2008
    Matrixx Initiatives works to build a name for itself in the competitive over-the-counter cold medicine market.
  84. Snack On The Inventure Group

    October 30, 2008
    Micro-cap snack food producer Inventure Group is back from the dead. I'll examine why it might be a good time to bite into ...
  85. Five Reasons Old Navy Must Go

    October 22, 2008
    Make Old Navy walk the plank before this business drags the rest of the company down with it.
  86. The Bright Side Of Auto? Parts, Not Cars

    October 19, 2008
    A breakdown of the major players within retail auto parts and why this could be a good time to invest in the industry.
  87. Monday, Bloody Monday

    October 8, 2008
    We take a historical look at Mondays and other trading days on the market and discover there is yet another reason to hate ...
  88. Diamond Foods' Pop Secret Acquisition

    October 1, 2008
    Diamond Foods saw a 23% Q4 earnings surprise. Could its move beyond almonds and walnuts continue to pay dividends?
  89. Bargain Retailers Are No Bargain

    September 9, 2008
    Value-oriented stocks like Costco and Target get the good press, but investors may want to look at the numbers a little more ...
  90. Heckmann Loves Other People's Money

    August 14, 2008
    Richard Heckmann has been buying companies for years, usually with other people's money. We'll look at his latest foray into ...
  91. Ever-Glory 'Made In China' And Proud Of It

    August 7, 2008
    Ever-Glory is the first Chinese apparel company listed on Amex. The growing company has a plan to capture China's brand-conscious ...
  92. Schiff Nutrition Looks Healthy

    July 29, 2008
    Nutritional products are big business lately. We'll look at a small-cap with a lot of cash that could be a bargain right ...
  93. TJX Companies An Unlikely Oil Inflation Hedge

    July 29, 2008
    Back-to-school shopping is around the corner, and consumers have more cash thanks to a break in oil prices. Discount king ...
  94. Welcome Back, Tractor Supply Company

    July 25, 2008
    Two years ago this farm supply retailer could do no wrong. Economic pressures put the brakes on the growth, but now sales ...
  95. Knowing It’s Going To Rain Is Better Than Guessing

    July 24, 2008
    Weather forecasting is playing an increasingly important role in big business.
  96. Costco Blends Low Costs With High Profits

    May 29, 2008
    Discount club Costco saw profits rise 32% as price-conscious consumers flocked to its outlets.
  97. Natural Makeup Provides Unnatural Growth

    May 13, 2008
    Sales of mineral-based cosmetics went from $4.5 million in 2005 to $149 million in 2007. Bare Escentuals is leading the charge.
  98. Costco Can Thrive In Any Climate

    April 18, 2008
    Costco is in a position to outperform regardless of whether the U.S. hits recession.
  99. Home Depot Digging A Basement

    April 10, 2008
    Many hoped Home Depot had finally bottomed, but its forecast for 2008 and valuation point to further losses before the stock ...
  100. Walgreen Stocking Shelves For Growth, Stability

    April 2, 2008
    After encouraging earnings results and some reassuring sector balance in a troubled market, this pharmacy company could hold ...
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