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  1. Which Billionaire Could Be Your New Neighbor?

    June 10, 2014
    Just how much real estate can the fortunes of the founders of Tesla, Google, Amazon and Microsoft buy? You'll be surprised.
  2. What Will Become of Berkshire Hathaway Beyond Buffett?

    May 9, 2014
    Warren Buffett, who has become almost synonymous with the term “investor,” remains robust, but at 83 is clearly somewhere ...
  3. How To Ride the Organic & Natural Products Wave

    May 6, 2014
    With consumers shopping healthier, purveyors of organic and natural foods could be great long-term buys for investors.
  4. Forget Wal-Mart -- 3 Discount Retailers On Sale Now

    May 2, 2014
    Despite new market highs and a rebound in corporate profits, post-recession job growth has been uneven at best. Falling unemployment ...
  5. Why Wal-Mart Needs To Expand Into Financial Services

    April 28, 2014
    Wal-Mart's slow but steady push into the financial services sector could help jumpstart the chain's moribund U.S. sales.
  6. How Procter & Gamble Found Itself in Everyone's Cupboard

    April 22, 2014
    Out of necessity, some giant corporations have narrow product lines. A bank, for instance, can package loans in only so many ...
  7. How Some Brands Come Back from Near Death

    April 17, 2014
    Some company brands manage to revive themselves, while others die and go to brand heaven.
  8. Why Walmart's Growth is No Longer a Given

    April 16, 2014
    Walmart is the ultimate mom-and-pop success story, but how can the largest retailer in the world continue growing in the ...
  9. #PreMarket Primer: Friday, November 15: Markets Higher Due To ...

    November 15, 2013
    Markets across the world improved after Janet Yellen was approved as the new Federal Reserve Chairwoman on Thursday. Yellen’s ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. How A Group Of 13-Year-Olds Beat The Brightest Minds On Wall ...

    August 19, 2013
    In 1990, in a suburb outside of Boston, something unusual happened...As part of their schoolwork, seventh graders at the ...
  13. Market Summary for August 16, 2013

    August 16, 2013
    The major U.S. indices moved lower this week, led by the Dow Jones and S&P 500 indices that encompass industrials and broad ...
  14. The Big Play In Big Data

    August 6, 2013
    Given just how technology oriented our lives are becoming, the amount of data we are creating is staggering. But in that ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. Kroger Leverages Its Strength To Get Even Stronger

    July 9, 2013
    Buying Harris Teeter could be a very savvy long-term move, but only if Kroger leaves it alone.
  17. Wal-Mart Uses Rigorous Cost Control To Offset Weaker Sales

    May 17, 2013
    Sluggish sales growth at Wal-Mart isn't a big surprise, but it could keep a lid on the stock.
  18. Fact Sheet: What Is The Fortune 500 List?

    May 14, 2013
    The Fortune 500 is a list most have heard of but don't know much about. Here, we present the basics with a few interesting ...
  19. Trading Wave "C" In Stocks

    December 5, 2012
    Stock corrections typically unfold in three major waves: A, B and C. It is highly likely B, is underway, and any slide in ...
  20. Wal-Mart Bullish Engulfing Formed

    December 1, 2012
    New York, November 29th (TradersHuddle.com) - Shares of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) ended the trading session higher ...
  21. Hudson's Bay Company: Canada's Largest IPO Of 2012

    November 21, 2012
    Canada's oldest company reentered the public markets Nov. 20 with an IPO at $17 per share.
  22. Are Costco's Growth Days Over?

    October 29, 2012
    Some stocks do so well for so long that investors start assuming these stocks will always be superstars, despite mounting ...
  23. Kroger Has The Quality, But Value Is Less Certain

    September 10, 2012
    Kroger's low margins impair its long-term value.
  24. Wal-Mart Stores Second Quarter Earnings Preview

    August 13, 2012
    Shares of Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) have risen 24.1% since May 15, 2012 to close at $73.68 on August 10, 2012. The company ...
  25. Why Is Walmart Evil, But Amazon Isn't?

    July 27, 2012
    Walmart is one of the most hated companies in America, but why does Amazon get away with many of the same policies?
  26. Campbell Soup Quenches Thirst With Bolthouse Purchase

    July 10, 2012
    Campbell Soup announced on July 9 that it's buying Bolthouse juices for $1.55 billion. Here's why this looks like a win/win ...
  27. Bank On Your Pets

    June 3, 2012
    Even during a downturn people can't help but spoil their pets.
  28. Invest In Consumer Staples

    June 1, 2012
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  29. 3 Less Obvious Reasons To Own Tractor Supply

    May 23, 2012
    Tractor Supply is near an all-time high. We provide three less obvious reasons to own its stock.
  30. 5 Easy Ways to Cash In on US Dividends

    April 26, 2012
    If you’re outside the US looking in, there are important pros and cons to adding exchange traded funds from America to your ...
  31. Growth Stocks With Moderate Risk

    April 11, 2012
    With the shaky comeback happening in the markets, it's important to stick to a simple philosophy to generate returns.
  32. Post Cereal Worth Holding

    March 30, 2012
    Post is just getting going on its own, but could be an interesting investing story as spinoffs generally have a solid performance ...
  33. China's Booming E-Commerce Market

    March 29, 2012
    China’s rapidly growing consumer story is spreading to its e-commerce sector as well. Given the nation’s huge population ...
  34. Zhongpin Takes Investors To The Abattoir

    March 15, 2012
    Zhongpin disappointed investors with lower volumes and weak margins.
  35. A Look At The Baby Berkshires

    March 9, 2012
    Using value investing principals, Warren Buffet has turned Berkshire Hathaway into a model of success and made his shareholders ...
  36. Wal-Mart Laboring From Its Size

    February 24, 2012
    Wal-Mart announced financial results on Feb. 21. Sales growth was robust, but cash flow trends were discouraging.
  37. Canadians, Look Before You Leap South

    November 22, 2011
    Before painting their portfolios red, white, and blue, Canadian income investors need to understand the drawbacks of playing ...
  38. 3 Not So Obvious Reasons To Own Berkshire Hathaway

    November 10, 2011
    Berkshire Hathaway, despite its critics, has plenty of untapped potential.
  39. Can You Rest In Peace With Funeral Stocks?

    October 28, 2011
    Barring a zombie apocalypse, deathcare companies can always look forward to a healthy stream of incoming clients.
  40. Time To Buy Bulk In Costco Stock?

    August 24, 2011
    Costco has been getting its groove back this summer. Learn three reasons to own its stock.
  41. Heed the Wisdom of Crowds

    August 17, 2011
    Paul Winkler, an advisor, coach, and TV and radio host in Nashville, says things usually end badly for investors who try ...
  42. Amazon's Good But It's No Apple

    July 30, 2011
    The e-commerce powerhouse is advancing on many fronts, but the faster-growing Macs maker is six times cheaper, writes MoneyShow.com ...
  43. 3 Stocks Swirling the Drain

    July 29, 2011
    Borders, the second largest bookstore in the US—like Blockbuster before it—failed to surprise Wall Street as it went under ...
  44. H&R Block: 3 Reasons Buffett Should Buy Back In

    July 27, 2011
    Buffett may have moved on from HRB, but there are three strong reasons he might want to take another look.
  45. 3 Consumer ETFs To Consider

    May 26, 2011
    We look at staples, discretionary and emerging consumer ETFs in the U.S. and abroad.
  46. Prefer Dividends? Why Not Look At Preferred Stock?

    April 11, 2011
    Preferred stock is an under-used option for income-seeking investors.
  47. Treasury Shares Wreak Havoc On Retained Earnings

    December 14, 2010
    Aeropostale's retirement of 47.5 million shares in October is worth looking into.
  48. Build Diversity Through Beta

    November 17, 2010
    In conjunction with stock valuation ratios like the price-to-earnings ratio and the price-to-earnings-growth ratio, a stock's ...
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
  51. The S&P Alternatives

    January 15, 2010
    Mixing up the S&amp;P 500 can achieve great results.
  52. 3 Stocks That Love Frugal Consumers

    October 14, 2009
    These stocks will thrive in the pennypinching environment this holiday season.
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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?
  55. Time To Swing Into Golf Stocks?

    May 5, 2009
    Golf-related stocks could put investors right out of the current rough patch.
  56. 4 Double-Cross Buy Signs

    December 1, 2008
    Will the double crossover on MACD and Stochastic indicators trigger a move higher?
  57. 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.
  58. 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 ...
  59. Starbucks' Dream of 40,000 Stores

    March 21, 2007
    Starbucks wants to reach 40,000 outlets, but the economy and McDonald's could block that goal.
  60. Weakness At Target A Reason For Concern (TGT)

    July 18, 2006
    With an economic slowdown in the mix, Target may feel the pinch more than investors expect.
  61. Taking Beverages to the Extreme

    October 14, 2005
    One of the hotest markets in the US over the last five years has been energy drinks. But can the growth continue?
  62. The Most Important Metric You Forgot

    October 4, 2005
    The cash conversion cycle (or cash cycle) is one of the best early-warning systems available to you. Let's take a closer ...
  63. Our Top Down Approach

    May 20, 2005
    Learn about how we use a top-down approach in our stock selections.
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