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  • Smart Buybacks Make These 2 Stocks A Great Value StreetAuthority Network - Tue, Nov 4, 2014 1:07 PM EST

    When financial historians look back at the current bull market, they'll likely call it the "era of the stock buybacks." As I've written several times in the past, companies have been regularly...

  • Among The New ETFs Of 2014, These Three Hold Great Appeal StreetAuthority Network - Tue, Nov 4, 2014 1:07 PM EST

    It's getting harder to stay abreast of the fast-growing market for exchange-traded funds. For every ETF that closes, another two or three are launched -- we're reaching ETF overload. The industry

  • Profit From Some Of The Most Reliable Dividend Payers On Earth StreetAuthority Network - Tue, Nov 4, 2014 1:07 PM EST

    Over the past few weeks, I've shared with readers two crucial types of dividend stocks that make up my three-part Daily Paycheck Retirement Strategy. By using the right combination of dividend

  • 4 Keys To Spotting Triple-Digit Gainers... Before They Take Off StreetAuthority Network - Tue, Nov 4, 2014 1:06 PM EST

    Mark Twain understood the mind of an investor. The world-renowned author once proclaimed: "A dollar picked up in the road is more satisfaction to us than the 99 which we had to work for, and the

  • Could Alibaba Be 'The Next Enron?' StreetAuthority Network - Tue, Nov 4, 2014 1:00 PM EST

    Most U.S. investors have never heard of China Minsheng Bank Corp. Ltd or GigaMedia Ltd. (Nasdaq: GIGM ). But both

  • Buy This Blue Chip Cheaper Than Buffett Did StreetAuthority Network - Tue, Nov 4, 2014 11:30 AM EST

    Everyone who invests money is aware of Warren Buffett -- the richest and most successful equity investor the world has ever known. Unlike many billionaires who made their fortune with one really

  • A 'Forever Stock' Poised For Global Domination StreetAuthority Network - Tue, Nov 4, 2014 10:00 AM EST

    The backdrop is Bangkok, Thailand -- where I'm spending a week meeting with colleagues before heading on to Myanmar. I happened to be strolling down Bangkok's main artery,

  • 19-Year Low In Homeownership Reveals A 129% Profit Opportunity StreetAuthority Network - Tue, Nov 4, 2014 8:30 AM EST

    Homeownership in the United States is at a 19-year low at just 64.4%, according to a recent Census Bureau report. This may sound like a negative, but it is actually fueling an incredible

  • How I Discovered 12 Great Businesses StreetAuthority Network - Mon, Nov 3, 2014 2:30 PM EST

    Many investors spend too much time during earnings season focusing on gross profit margins. They figure that a drop in these margins means a company is losing pricing power, or they worry that the

  • This Hedge Fund Guru Is Pouring Millions Into These 4 Stocks StreetAuthority Network - Mon, Nov 3, 2014 11:30 AM EST

    Ask any investment advisor, and they’ll tell you that long-term gains trump short-term winnings every day of the week. Big name hedge fund managers like Buffett and Icahn have gained

  • Never-Before Seen Indicator Suggests More Downside Ahead StreetAuthority Network - Mon, Nov 3, 2014 10:00 AM EST

    The past month has been a rollercoaster for the markets. Within one week the Dow Jones Industrial Average completely erased its 2014 gains, only to rebound over the following

  • Breakout Alert: This Hotel Stock Is Set To Deliver 25%-Plus Gains StreetAuthority Network - Mon, Nov 3, 2014 8:30 AM EST

    Now is not the time to be taking imprudent risks in the market. True, the S&P 500 has rebounded strongly from its mid-October lows. But the September peak at 2,019 may present formidable

  • In the Week Ahead: Is A Market Bottom Finally In Place? StreetAuthority Network - Mon, Nov 3, 2014 2:00 AM EST

    All major U.S. stock indices finished in positive territory last week, for only the second time since Aug. 29, led by the Russell 2000, which gained 4.9%. This is good news for the market as small

  • 32% Upside From This Undervalued Automotive Stock StreetAuthority Network - Fri, Oct 31, 2014 2:30 PM EDT

    When retailers have sales, the unknown names are often the ones that get discounted the most. It's common to get a deal on names that no one's ever heard of before, but when a brand name goes on

  • Skilled Trucker Shortage Spells 60% Upside For This Market Leader StreetAuthority Network - Fri, Oct 31, 2014 11:30 AM EDT

    Although material or worker shortages can really crimp the growth for companies and even entire industries, they can also present big opportunities. Take the ongoing shortage of skilled

  • Watch For A Sharp Sell-Off In This Social Media Stock StreetAuthority Network - Fri, Oct 31, 2014 8:30 AM EDT

    Social media giant Twitter (NYSE:

  • Insiders Are Buying These 3 Unloved Stocks StreetAuthority Network - Thu, Oct 30, 2014 2:30 PM EDT

    At first glance, the market appears to have dodged a bullet. The Dow and the S&P 500 have rallied back to around 17,000 and 2,000, respectively, leading to the impression that the early

  • 3 Healthcare Stocks To Profit From An Aging America StreetAuthority Network - Thu, Oct 30, 2014 1:00 PM EDT

    Retirement is supposed to be a relaxing reward for decades of hard work and responsible saving. Unfortunately the reality is that too many

  • Don't Miss Out On The Short Sellers' Bull Market StreetAuthority Network - Thu, Oct 30, 2014 11:30 AM EDT

    For short sellers, October 22, 2014 may have marked a key turning point: Shares of Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LL

  • The Only Way to Generate 7.4% Every 2 Months StreetAuthority Network - Thu, Oct 30, 2014 10:00 AM EDT

    One of the best income strategies in the world involves a market some investors completely ignore. It allows individual investors to generate income from the best companies in the world without

  • The Largest Chinese Casino Stock Is Now On Sale StreetAuthority Network - Thu, Oct 30, 2014 8:30 AM EDT

    It was a good party while it lasted. Investors were swept up in "Macau fever," bidding up any and all investments that profited from the Chinese protectorate's newfound status as the Las Vegas ...

  • One Billionaire Investor Is Poised To Buy These Deep Value Stocks StreetAuthority Network - Wed, Oct 29, 2014 2:30 PM EDT

    I've found that one of the best ways to reduce my chance of making an investment mistake is to follow the lead of great investors with multi-decade track records of success. ​

  • Relief Rally in This $10 Stock Could Double Traders' Money StreetAuthority Network - Wed, Oct 29, 2014 1:15 PM EDT

    Energy prices have plummeted across the board in recent months. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude has fallen to its lowest level since June 2012, while natural gas is trading near 11-month lows

  • This Top Value Fund Turns Volatility Into Profit StreetAuthority Network - Wed, Oct 29, 2014 1:00 PM EDT

    While volatility like we’ve had recently often creates great bargains, even the best do-it-yourself stock pickers can find it hard to take full advantage of buying opportunities before they slip

  • How To Profit From Foreign Investment In Real Estate StreetAuthority Network - Wed, Oct 29, 2014 11:30 AM EDT

    Though investors don't always capitalize on it, history has a way of repeating itself. In fact, when I saw this last trend, I had to dust off my DVD copy of Back to the Future just to reminisce.

  • My '20% Solution' For Increasing Your Chances Of Becoming A Millionaire StreetAuthority Network - Wed, Oct 29, 2014 10:00 AM EDT

    Do you want to become a millionaire? That's obviously a rhetorical question... the majority of us would love it. But what's your plan for achieving that goal? If your

  • This Defensive Sector May Be Your Best Bet Until The Market Picks A Side StreetAuthority Network - Wed, Oct 29, 2014 8:30 AM EDT

    All major U.S. stock indices finished in positive territory last week, for the first time since Aug. 29, led by the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100, which gained 5.9%. 

  • 3 Under-The-Radar Stocks With 100% Upside StreetAuthority Network - Tue, Oct 28, 2014 1:00 PM EDT

    As the market steadily advanced to fresh highs earlier this year, some investors grew queasy. Global tensions, the Fed's imminent end to its bond buying program and valuations that seemed

  • Warning -- The Recent Sell-Off Could Be Just the Beginning StreetAuthority Network - Tue, Oct 28, 2014 11:30 AM EDT

    With oil prices stabilizing, U.S. stock indexes rebounding and volatility on the decline, things are looking a lot better for investors than they were just a couple weeks ago. However, I

  • This Opportunity Could Bank A 65% Return For Investors StreetAuthority Network - Tue, Oct 28, 2014 8:30 AM EDT

    Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN ) may have disappointed shareholders Friday with another earnings miss, but all

  • Oil Prices Are At Two-Year Lows -- Should You Buy Now? StreetAuthority Network - Mon, Oct 27, 2014 2:30 PM EDT

    Stock exchanges are not alone in seeing prices pull back lately. In at least one case, however, that is actually a good thing.  Drivers both state-side and abroad have no doubt felt the

  • In The Week Ahead: The Markets Are Volatile, Here's Where To Invest StreetAuthority Network - Mon, Oct 27, 2014 2:00 PM EDT

    All major U.S. stock indices finished in positive territory last week, for the first time since Aug. 29, led by the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100, which gained 5.9%. ​

  • Buffett Vs Icahn: Which Style Should Investors Follow? StreetAuthority Network - Mon, Oct 27, 2014 11:30 AM EDT

    Lately, thanks to financial television's hunger for content, money managers are starting to behave a little bit like professional wrestlers trash talking outside of the ring. Ackman versus

  • The Best Performing Stocks May Be Right In Front Of You StreetAuthority Network - Mon, Oct 27, 2014 10:00 AM EDT

    750 plus days and counting... That's how long it's been since the market's last 10% pullback. We might not have to wait very long for next market correction... and personally, I can't wait

  • How To Earn Income From The Stocks You Already Own StreetAuthority Network - Mon, Oct 27, 2014 8:32 AM EDT

    It's a simple way to look at trading. But to me, a successful trade is one that makes money. For most investors, this means you see a stock you like, do some research, and then decide to pull the

  • 3 Defensive Moves To Protect Your Bull Market Profits StreetAuthority Network - Mon, Oct 27, 2014 8:30 AM EDT

    I could tell you that October trading has been rocky, but then I’d just be preaching to the choir. While I’m not ready to declare that the sky is falling, I think the smell of fear

  • Why Traders Should Buy One Of Today's Biggest Losers StreetAuthority Network - Mon, Oct 27, 2014 8:30 AM EDT

    Peter Lynch, the legendary portfolio manager of the Fidelity Magellan fund until his retirement in 1990, said that investors can find great stocks by simply walking around the local shopping mall

  • Outperform The Market By Using My Favorite Value Metric StreetAuthority Network - Sat, Oct 25, 2014 6:24 AM EDT

    Since my first column for StreetAuthority nearly five years ago, I have repeatedly extolled the virtues of a favorite value gauge: Free cash flow -- the cash that's left over after some profits have

  • The Corporate 'Trick' Helping Investors Beat The Market 4-To-1 StreetAuthority Network - Sat, Oct 25, 2014 6:24 AM EDT

    Corporate America has been deploying some interesting financial "tricks" lately as they look to pad their bottom line in this sluggish economy. Last month in StreetAuthority Daily, we talked ...

  • Snap Up These Shale Bargains Before The Crowd Returns StreetAuthority Network - Fri, Oct 24, 2014 2:30 PM EDT

    Among Wall Street traders who focus on oil futures contracts, there is an eerie quiet. Crude oil prices had been in freefall for nearly a month, but have suddenly stabilized with West Texas

  • Follow The Country's Largest Pension Fund Into This Asset StreetAuthority Network - Fri, Oct 24, 2014 1:00 PM EDT

    The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) shocked the investing world in September when it announced that it was

  • Bank 83% Potential Profits on This Blue Chip's Recovery StreetAuthority Network - Fri, Oct 24, 2014 8:30 AM EDT

    The blue-chip Dow industrials were hit hard by the emotional selling that rocked the market in the past month. From its all-time high on Sept. 19 to its Oct. 15 low, the index gave up almost 1,500

  • Get 100% Upside Potential From The Next Big Takeover Target StreetAuthority Network - Thu, Oct 23, 2014 2:30 PM EDT

    It's been a great year for any lawyer or banker working in the field of mergers and acquisitions (M&A). The sheer volume of deals taking place this year has been stunning. Consider just one

  • Follow This Insider's $106 Million Bet On A Potential Industry Boom StreetAuthority Network - Thu, Oct 23, 2014 1:00 PM EDT

    Few sectors have been hit as hard this year as agriculture. Record-high crop production and a strong dollar are driving grain prices to multi-year lows. Since April,

  • Simple Economics Say: Buy This Commodity Now StreetAuthority Network - Thu, Oct 23, 2014 11:30 AM EDT

    Growing up I swore to myself that I never wanted to be a rancher or farmer -- moving irrigation pipe, caring for cattle, bucking bales of hay -- needless to say the work was strenuous. But

  • Republican Win Could Lead To A 42% Gain From This Oil Stock StreetAuthority Network - Thu, Oct 23, 2014 8:30 AM EDT

    The market has yet to start talking much about the effect of the Republicans winning a majority in the Senate next month in the midterm elections. While the longer-term effect on stocks based on

  • 3 Stocks Thriving In A Delicate Market StreetAuthority Network - Wed, Oct 22, 2014 2:30 PM EDT

    One smart way to screen for stocks is to find the ones that are still going up when most other stocks are going down. These are stocks with investors who have strong conviction about the

  • This Stock Is Up Over 437%... But It's Run Isn't Over Yet StreetAuthority Network - Wed, Oct 22, 2014 1:00 PM EDT

    As the market has so rudely demonstrated recently, it can put the screws to investors at a moment's notice. But that hasn't stopped some big-name stocks from rocketing to new heights. One

  • Buy These Solar Stocks Before They Snap Back StreetAuthority Network - Wed, Oct 22, 2014 11:30 AM EDT

    Sometimes the market hands you a gift. And it would be foolish not to take it. Thanks to general market weakness, along with instability in the energy sector, the leading solar stocks have

  • 3 Indicators Predict a Sell-off That Could Make Traders 87% StreetAuthority Network - Wed, Oct 22, 2014 8:30 AM EDT

    The small-cap Russell 2000 is officially in a correction, falling as much as 12% from its September high. Even after this big drop, my analysis uncovered three major indicators that point to

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