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Author Archive - StreetAuthority

The Coca-Cola Company

The Dividend Boom Is Far From Over For These 4 Stocks

When I was 14, my grandmother gave me 200 shares of a small insurance company called Statesman Group, which eventually became American International......(read more)
BHP Billiton Limited (ADR) (NYSE:BHP)

Do Your Mining Stocks Have The ‘Death Gene’?

Have you heard about the “death gene”? Not to worry — I’ll tell you about an antidote in a moment, but first consider this…......(read more)
PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 (ETF) (QQQ)

Supercharge Your Portfolio With 2 Small-Cap Investments

If you were to cross a Bugatti Veyron with a McLaren F1 — two cars capable of reaching 60 mph in less than 3.2 seconds — you’d get a......(read more)
Johnson Controls Inc (NYSE:JCI)

Profit From The Big Apple With This Real Estate IPO

Manhattan is the most exclusive real estate market in the world. The tiny, 34-square-mile island is home to Wall Street, the global headquarters of the......(read more)

Invest Like The Super-Rich With This 7.2% Yielder

Ever wonder how the super-rich manage their investments and retire on that private island with afternoon mojitos? A big part of it is investing in the......(read more)

This REIT’s Due For A Double-Digit Pop By Thanksgiving

With the recent decline in interest rates thanks to a strong bond market, dividend stocks are back in favor. Sectors that do well when bonds rally are......(read more)
Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB)

Stocks That Outlast Wars… Recessions… Financial Panics…

What do Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) and Deere & Company (NYSE:DE) all have in common? All three companies......(read more)
Warren Buffett

This Under-The-Radar Stock Could Save A Buffett Favorite Millions

Warren Buffett loves to invest in stable businesses with few competitors. One of his recent favorites is DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc (NYSE:DVA), which......(read more)
Warren Buffett portrait

Warren Buffett Is Wrong — Here’s Why…

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 investors......(read more)
Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG)

This Unlikely Sector Is Posting Surprising Gains

We’re told as children (and even as adults) that you can’t have your cake and eat it too. You can’t turn a hobby into a paying job,......(read more)

This REIT’s Due For A Double-Digit Pop By Thanksgiving

With the recent decline in interest rates thanks to a strong bond market, dividend stocks are back in favor. Sectors that do well when bonds rally are......(read more)
Warren Buffett portrait

How Warren Buffett’s ‘LeBron James Analogy’ Could Make You A Fortune

I have a “love-hate” relationship with LeBron James. I was turned off by “The Decision” — a crass July 2010 show in which......(read more)
Raj Rajaratnam thinking

Make Insider Trading Work For You — Without Going To Jail

Billionaires go to jail for it. Money managers have fled the country and faked suicides when it’s suggested. Hedge funds have paid billions in fines......(read more)
iShares Dow Jones US Home Const. (ETF) (NYSEARCA:ITB)

Forget Gold, This Silver Fund Has 90% Upside

The Lone Ranger was a big fan of silver. He named his horse after the shiny metal and fashioned bullets out of it. If werewolves ever threatened Wild......(read more)

Gold Forecast: A 30% Pop, Then Another Plunge

“You got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em.” Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler” earned the silver-bearded......(read more)
8 Sector ETFs for 2013

How To Profit From The Inevitable Sell-Off

The stock market has been on a wild roller-coaster ride recently. Political posturing, the government shutdown, debt default fears and an earnings smorgasbord......(read more)
Panera Bread Co (NASDAQ:PNRA)

The 3 Most Valuable Traits Of Any Winning Stock

I probably don’t have to tell you this, but the odds are stacked against you when it comes to “beating the market.” By nearly 6 to 1......(read more)
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)

Twitter Vs. Facebook: By The Numbers

The bungled initial public offering (IPO) for Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) was a real eye-opener for any company looking to go public. Facebook’s......(read more)

The U.S. Mint And A Billionaire Love This Unusual Company

Ken Griffin, a wunderkind of Wall Street, was managing a million dollars while still in college. After launching Citadel Investment Group with just......(read more)
Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK)

Fight The Crowd… And Avoid This Overvalued Sector

This may come at a surprise to many of you… But I’ve been looking at trimming down my portfolio holdings in the oil and gas sector over the......(read more)
Elon Musk

Forget Tesla: This Is The Best Way To Profit From Electric Cars

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has been one of the best ways to cash in on the growing demand for electric cars. After climbing steadily for three years......(read more)
Barack Obama serious

Stop Arguing About Obamacare — Profit From It Instead

The fearmongers are having a field day with the notion of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) being implemented. These fears have become......(read more)
Leveraged ETF

These 4 New Funds Hold A Lot Of Promise

In the expanding universe of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), it’s sink or swim. Any ETFs that fail to gain a big enough investor following eventually......(read more)
AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO)

Are These The Big Dividend Gainers Of 2014?

As I regularly scan Wall Street research, I sometimes come across an eye-catching headline. Merrill Lynch’s recent report on agricultural equipment......(read more)
Barack Obama serious

Obama Vs. Putin And The Surprise Investment Of 2014

I couldn’t invent a better investment scenario than the one I am about to share with you. A monumental shift is about to take place… and it......(read more)
UniPixel Inc (NASDAQ:UNXL)

Is The Market’s Most Controversial Stock Set To Implode?

It’s not often you’ll come across a stock that has risen roughly 200% in the past year and is still valued at less than six times projected......(read more)
ynageva BioPharma Corp (NASDAQ:GEVA)

The ‘Smart Money’ Loves The 500% Upside On This Biopharma Stock

Orphan drugs, those treating rare conditions for small segments of the population, do not normally get much attention compared with the likes of a $12......(read more)
insider trading

4 Stocks Insiders Are Buying… And Why You Should Care

I’ve been tracking the moves made by insiders for more than two decades — but recently, I’ve been paying less attention. That’......(read more)
Warren Buffett portrait

The Only Buffett Pick Signaling ‘Buy’ Right Now

Warren Buffett is synonymous with value investing and investment success. Buffett has consistently delivered profits to his investors in Berkshire......(read more)
Most Valuable Brands in 2013

The Best Way To Invest In This $50 Billion Tech Trend

The first rule of investing: Always keep learning. If you don’t stay ahead of the key trends and themes developing in various sectors, you’......(read more)
Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT)

How To Earn 13.2% Yields From Stocks Paying 5.4%

The story was picked up by the major news sources a few years ago as a “cute” human interest feature. You might have seen the headlines like......(read more)
Twitter Inc (TWTR), NYSE:TWTR

Want A Piece Of Twitter’s IPO? Look Here First

I have a love/hate relationship with social media. Social media destroyed my business, but now I find it indispensible. Let me explain… Starting......(read more)
Should this Concern Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Google Inc (GOOG)?

Why Apple’s Dirt-Cheap At $490 A Share

Things are turning around for one of the largest companies in the world… After falling 11% in the first half of September, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL......(read more)
Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM)

My Top-Ranked U.S. ETF Offers Deep Value In A Surprising Sector

Value stocks are usually companies that have a long record of success. Definitions vary, but value stocks typically trade at average or below-average......(read more)
Solazyme Inc (NASDAQ:SZYM)

This 1 Crucial Trait May Determine The Winner Of The Biofuel Wars

The biofuels industry is abuzz this week. Industry executives are taking a close look at a new contract in place between industry veteran Solazyme Inc......(read more)
JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM)

This ‘Hated’ $6 Billion Cash Machine Is Selling For Cheap

When a publicly traded company makes money, who is the first to get paid? Imagine a line of people waiting in line on payday. They include the company......(read more)
Joy Global Inc. (NYSE:JOY)

It’s Time To Buy This Unloved Mining Stock Again

One key trait that separates developed economies (such as the U.S., Canada, Europe and Japan) from emerging economies is the relative swings in GDP. While......(read more)
Molycorp Inc (NYSE:MCP)

The Best Way To Invest In This Vital Tech Resource

Entrepreneurs have a saying: “When everyone is digging for gold, we want to sell the shovels.” We’ve seen the effect technology has......(read more)
PerkinElmer, Inc.

You Could Double Your Money With This Future Medical Superstar

I am willing to bet that more than a few readers have experienced the painful medical condition that I suffered about a decade ago. It started soon after......(read more)
The Coca-Cola Company

11.3% Yields… Hiding In Plain Sight

It’s not a secret anymore. Dividends are one of the keys to successful investing. For years we’ve been pointing StreetAuthority readers to......(read more)

Why Bill Ackman Could Boost This Stock By 35%

Following the institutional investors can be a useful strategy for retail investors. Institutional investors are so big, they move the market. This is......(read more)
Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)

Like Tesla? Then You’ll Love This Stock

Recently, I had the privilege of test-driving a new Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) electric sports car. Growing up in the gearhead culture of Pittsburgh......(read more)
Barrick Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE:ABX)

Short This Troubled Gold Stock For A Potential 17% Gain In 4 Months

As the crisis in Syria appears headed toward a resolution, key commodities markets are no longer on edge. Oil prices have begun to slip, and gold prices......(read more)
Most Popular Stocks Among Hedge Funds

This Game-Changing Stock Has Catalysts Ahead

Over the past year, as we’ve grown more accustomed to simply speaking requests into our smartphones, we’ve started typing less and less. It......(read more)
Biggest Charities in USA

My Top 2 Bill Gates Picks

The Internet would not have grown as quickly as it did without Bill Gates. The Microsoft founder standardized software for the personal computers that......(read more)
Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRA)

Don’t Miss 50% Upside Because Of Short Sellers

When short sellers start circling the wagons, they can drive a stock down and keep it down for quite some time. That goes even for a company that has......(read more)
Biggest IPOs in US History

This ‘Hidden’ Market Is Waiting For Obama — But You Can Invest Now

The presidency of the United States is a position of privilege and power. Although presidential power is tightly controlled by the Constitution and Congress......(read more)
Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM)

The Most Hated Company On Earth… A Top 10 Stock For 2014

I can’t think of a stock that’s more hated. We’ve written about this company several times before. And just about every time we mention......(read more)
Stratasys, Ltd. (NASDAQ:SSYS)

Is This the Most Overvalued Stock On The Market?

While working at an investment magazine back in the 1990s, I profiled a young technology company with a very intriguing product. This company had a small......(read more)
Biggest Charities in USA

An Incredible Billionaire Income Secret… For Non-Billionaires

I want to show you a surprising statistic. It’s nothing tricky or complicated. In fact, it’s really simple and straightforward. My long-time......(read more)