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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

Infographic: Next Gen Gaming with New Xbox One and PS4 Consoles

The new Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles both launch this month. Is next gen gaming ready for reality? Gamers have been eagerly anticipating the newest......(read more)
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI)

Ghosts & Goblins: Should Other Game Publishers Fear Activision?

Activision continues a busy year with Call of Duty: Ghosts and Blizzcon in the same week. It’s been an eventful year for Activision Blizzard, Inc. (......(read more)
SorosPaulson

Hedge Funds Watching these 5 Gold Mining Stocks if the Dollar Falls

Some hedge funds expect a falling dollar and rising gold prices. Could gold mining stocks benefit? One of the most common questions on the minds of......(read more)
AOL, Inc. (NYSE:AOL)

New Revenue Streams for Old Media: Are Publishing Stocks Here to Stay?

New approaches are providing revenue for old media​. Will the trend save some of our most storied brands? There is no dearth of information on how......(read more)
Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU)

Don’t Mess With France’s Data Companies: Stocks to Watch as EU Threatens US Spying Efforts

The EU is threatening to fine data companies for sharing information with US intelligence. Will stocks suffer? President Obama had to make an awkward......(read more)
IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ:IACI)

Are Online Dating Stocks the Right Match for Your Portfolio?

There is huge potential for online dating stocks, but customer satisfaction is on the decline. Should you invest? Online dating companies have been......(read more)
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS)

Toy and Tech Stocks Team Up to Tap the Digital Collectible Card Game Market

Developers look to cash in as collectible card games go digital. Shall we deal you in? Once strictly limited to heated arguments in the corner of a school......(read more)
Warren Buffett portrait

Value Investing: 5 Most Profitable Stocks in the Warren Buffett Portfolio

We found 5 profitable stocks among Warren Buffett’s holdings – are they right for value investors? High profile management changes are in the......(read more)
First Trust Files For Unique Commodity ETF

Green Investments, Green Returns: 11 Eco-Friendly ETFs to Consider

Looking for green investments? Eco-friendly ETFs can diversify your portfolio and even help the environment.  The US has come along way since the oil......(read more)
Sherwin-Williams Company

Banksy Index: 5 Stocks You Shouldn’t Gloss Over with Graffiti

Banksy is in town and everyone’s talking graffiti. Which got us wondering, what would a Banksy index look like? If you haven’t heard yet,......(read more)
Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE:BF-B)

What’s in a Name? 4 Brand Names Worth Fighting For

The future of brand names as we know them may be impacted thanks to two major trademark disputes.  We all know that names and logos can be trademarked......(read more)
JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM)

Off the Wall Street: Financial Planning for My Fellow Millennials

Welcome back to Off the Wall Street, where we bounce more than a few outlandish ideas off the traditional bricks and mortar of finance as we know it.  ......(read more)
National Penn Bancshares (NASDAQ:NPBC)

7 Low Risk Regional Bank Stocks to Consider as TARP Repayments Double

Bailed-out banks will soon pay back the government at higher rates. Are these regional bank stocks in the clear? One of the most complicated and controversial......(read more)
Molson Coors Brewing Company (NYSE:TAP)

Infographic: OktoberFest’s Staggering Stats

Time for some Oktoberfest stats clear-headed investors can consider, as the last of the revelers stagger home. The end of Oktoberfest is not typically......(read more)
Alico Inc

Farm Bill Deadline Looms: Can These Stocks Grow Without New Legislation?

Republicans in Congress are cutting food stamps, the latest development in the farm bill saga. Let us explain.  Last week, in a 217-210 vote, the House......(read more)
Portland General Electric Company (NYSE:POR)

Investing In Energy: 3 Utility Stocks Approaching Ex-Dividend Dates

If you’re a defensive investor who likes collecting dividend income, consider these utility stocks.  A well diversified portfolio often includes......(read more)
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)

Second Generation Surface Could Upgrade Microsoft

Microsoft will most likely release a second generation Surface RT this fall, but will consumers be interested? Buying version two of a product is almost......(read more)
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

3D Printing Stocks: Taking Investing Lessons from Apple

3D printing may have the greatest disruptive potential of a new product in years, just like Apple.  Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is by many counts one......(read more)
Will Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) CEO make Ford Motor Company (F) CEO Jealous with this Payout?

Ford Motor Company (F) & General Motors Company (GM) Are Growing: Will Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) Compete?

Tesla still isn’t selling nearly as many cars as Ford or GM, and competition for green car credits is heating up. The recovery of the US auto industry......(read more)
Diamond Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:DMND)

CalAmp Corp. (CAMP), Diamond Foods, Inc. (DMND), FactSet Research Systems Inc. (FDS) – Goodbye Quantitative Easing: 6 Stocks for September

Quantitative easing policies may become more clear this month. Does that mean it’s a good time to buy? September is historically a sleepy month......(read more)
DeVry Inc. (NYSE:DV)

Apollo Group Inc (APOL), DeVry Inc. (DV) & Investing In For-Profit Schools

With for-profit schools under renewed scrutiny we decided to look at their impact on the market.  A recent article from Bloomberg is shedding new......(read more)
BHP Billiton Limited (ADR) (NYSE:BHP)

Alumina Limited (ADR) (AWC), BHP Billiton Limited (ADR) (BHP): New PM Excites Market for Australian Raw Materials

Australia’s new Prime Minister Tony Abbott is a friend of miners, but will his new policies scratch the surface? Don’t expect any new green......(read more)
The Closed-End Fund Puzzle: One Man’s Loss, Another Man’s Gain

The Closed-End Fund Puzzle: One Man’s Loss, Another Man’s Gain

Closed-end funds are business entities that invest in securities and financial instruments as a way of making profits and losses. Unlike other funds,......(read more)
Keynote Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:KEYN)

Insiders and Analysts Agree These 5 Stocks Are Trading Below Value

If you believe in the wisdom of analysts, you probably find stocks that have discrepancies between current price and target price attractive investments......(read more)
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF)

Hedge Funds Are Buying These 6 Stocks with EPS Price Mismatches

Looking for stocks deeply undervalued to analyst expectations? If so, this stock list may be of interest to you: The names below meet all of the following......(read more)
Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY)

6 Stocks on Winning Streaks Short Sellers Don’t Believe In

Short sellers make money when share price drops. To do this they borrow stock, sell the stock in the market, and then buy the shares back at a later......(read more)
Nintendo Co., Ltd (ADR) (OTCMKTS:NTDOY)

Infographic: Is The Console Dying?

With all the hype around the Wii U, you’re probably wondering if this is a good time to invest in Nintendo Co., Ltd (PINK:NTDOY), or any gaming company......(read more)
Nintendo Co., Ltd (ADR) (OTCMKTS:NTDOY)

Why Nintendo Shares are Wilting Despite Strong Wii U Sales

In its first week of sales in Japan, Nintendo Co., Ltd (PINK:NTDOY) sold 300,000 Wii U units. The console is being sold for around $319 for the basic......(read more)
The Coca-Cola Company

High Growth Stock Picks For Good Times and Bad

Companies have suggested growth in Europe and the US is likely to remain slow, and investors are uneasy about the pending fiscal cliff. But this is not......(read more)
Is the Boss Really Worth What They’re Paid? The Good and the Bad of CEO Salaries

Is the Boss Really Worth What They’re Paid? The Good and the Bad of CEO Salaries

Consumers and investors alike are starting to question just how responsible companies are when it comes to the environment, social or governance (ESG)......(read more)
Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M)

Macy’s: A Growth Stock For Your Black Friday Radar Screen

Historically Black Friday and Saturday account for 25% of November sales, and 10% of overall holiday sales. Additionally, the last week of November accounts......(read more)
A Black Friday & Cyber Monday Infographic for Your Thanksgiving Portfolio

A Black Friday & Cyber Monday Infographic for Your Thanksgiving Portfolio

This week celebrates two big events: Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Lured by steep discounts and doorbusters millions of Americans are plotting to get......(read more)
Prepare Your Portfolio, Black Friday Is Almost Here

Prepare Your Portfolio, Black Friday Is Almost Here

This week celebrates two big events: Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Lured by steep discounts and doorbusters millions of Americans are plotting to get......(read more)
Black Friday Reports: Weighing the Market’s Hype

Black Friday Reports: Weighing the Market’s Hype

There is a perception that Black Friday can provide insight into the retailer sales for the entire holiday season. Essentially, if sales are booming on......(read more)
5 Ways To Get Ahead of the Black Friday Craze

5 Ways To Get Ahead of the Black Friday Craze

The day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, has become the opening day of the holiday shopping season. Consumers full on early turkey dinners will line......(read more)
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALNY)

7 Biotech Stocks Trading At Steep Discount To Target Price

A quick way to discover potentially undervalued stocks is to look for ones with a current price below the current mean analyst target price. Last year......(read more)
McClatchy: Investigating the Business of Local News Reporting

McClatchy: Investigating the Business of Local News Reporting

The McClatchy Company (NYSE:MNI) has been one of the bright spots in the newspaper publishing industry as they have actually generate positive returns......(read more)
Lee Enterprises: Emerging from the Shadows of Bankruptcy

Lee Enterprises: Emerging from the Shadows of Bankruptcy

The story of Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE:LEE) is as interesting as an investigative piece reported by the local newspaper in town. Recently emerged......(read more)
The New York Times Company (NYSE:NYT)

The New York Times Company – Moving into the Digital Age

The New York Times Company (NYSE:NYT) had an early Christmas present for its shareholders as recent third quarter result showed an improvement in its......(read more)
Top 4 Strengths a Successful Entrepreneur Needs

Newspaper Industry – Renewed Hope?

In the last decade, the print media and newspaper industry have suffered tremendously from the onslaught of free online content that besieged the music......(read more)
Colony Financial Inc (NYSE:CLNY)

Short Sellers Are Wary of These 4 Rallying High Yield Dividend Stocks

It’s easy to get caught up in the momentum. But before leaping into a rallying stock, hoping to enjoy even more upside, it’s wise to acknowledge the......(read more)
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE:CLF)

These Are The Most Shorted S&P 500 Stocks

Short-sellers, who benefit when share price falls, view themselves as market makers, and certain studies suggest they may have a point. Data shows that......(read more)
Biggest IPOs in US History

General Motors, Unloved and Misunderstood

Ever since the 2009 government bailout, stocks of General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) have been unfairly shunned upon and stigmatized. The notion of losing......(read more)
Holding Steady: AUER’s Growth Strategy Not for the Weak

Holding Steady: AUER’s Growth Strategy Not for the Weak

Every once in a while we come across an investing strategy that gives a moment of pause. For me, that moment came with meeting Bob Auer, Senior Portfolio......(read more)
Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE:VNO)

Vornado Realty Trust: A High Yielding Office Space For You

Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE:VNO) trades around $81.18 versus its 52-week range of $70-$88.50, up 7% in the past 1-year. The stock is trading at a FFO multiple......(read more)
Essex Property Trust: An Attractive Dividend For Your Wallet

Essex Property Trust: An Attractive Dividend For Your Wallet

Essex Property Trust Inc (NYSE:ESS) is trading around $146 versus its 52-week range of $121.48-$161.52. The stock trades with a dividend yield of 3.1%.......(read more)
NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE)

Nike: A Potential For A Dividend Increase

NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) stock is trading around $97.75 versus its 52-week range of $85.10-$114.81, up 9% for the year. The stock is trading with a P/E multiple......(read more)
Earnings Analysis: ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN)

ManpowerGroup Inc: A Dividend Stock With Earnings Potential

Manpower Inc (NYSE:MAN) reports earnings on October 19th, 2012. The stock is trading around $35.9 versus its 52-week range of $30.53-$48.2, down 7% in......(read more)
Steel Dynamics: Is This Dividend Stock A Steal?

Steel Dynamics: Is This Dividend Stock A Steal?

Steel Dynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ:STLD) reports Q3-2012 earnings after close today. The stock is trading around $12.62 versus its 52-week range of $10.11-$......(read more)
Hersha Hospitality Trust: Institutions Believe In This Hotel REIT

Hersha Hospitality Trust: Institutions Believe In This Hotel REIT

Hersha Hospitality Trust (NYSE:HT) is trading around $4.84 versus its 52-week range of $3.74-$5.91, up 30% in the last 1 year. The stock yields 4.9% versus......(read more)