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December 24, 2012 7:43 AM
Revisiting the theme that price alone is not the true determinant of a stock's total value is a task worth repeating from time-to-time. Even more so w ...
December 20, 2012 2:32 PM
The company does not make tablets, operate a search engine or sell books and electronics online, but Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) is, by any metri ...
December 17, 2012 5:59 PM
The financial services sector, the second-largest sector weight in the S&P 500, has impressed in 2012. One widely-followed gauge of the sector's a ...
December 17, 2012 2:32 PM
Shares of Coffee Holding (NASDAQ: JVA), a micro-cap maker and distributor of roasted and blended coffees, soared by 13.5 percent Monday on volume that ...
December 16, 2012 1:58 PM
Social media giant Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) commands most of the attention as far as 2012 initial public offerings are concerned. That is easy to underst ...
December 16, 2012 1:41 PM
Barring an epic collapse, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is likely to finish 2012 solidly in the green. As measured by the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial ...
December 16, 2012 1:37 PM
Believe it or not, it is possible for a company to sport a large market capitalization and lead a somewhat anonymous existence. Yes, it sure seems lik ...
December 13, 2012 5:38 PM
With a new year rapidly approaching, investors are making a variety of lists about what individual stocks, sectors and themes to keep an eye on in 201 ...
December 11, 2012 4:56 PM
At the start of 2012, Fitch Ratings forecast the amount and size of U.S. corporate bankruptcies would double. If there is any good news on this front, ...
December 09, 2012 2:22 PM
It has been an interesting year for Latin America equities, but broadly speaking, one of 2011's worst-performing regions has bounced back nicely in 20 ...
December 09, 2012 2:18 PM
There is something to be said for being greedy when others are fearful and investing when there is blood in the streets. Over the course of time, cont ...
December 08, 2012 1:05 PM
It has been said time and again that a stock's price tag is not a true indicator of its intrinsic value. However, plenty of investors like to think th ...
December 06, 2012 5:57 PM
As many well know, one of the things that makes accomplished value investors accomplished is the ability to spot value traps. The good news for invest ...
December 05, 2012 2:29 PM
The big news out of the energy patch today is that Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX), the largest U.S. copper miner, is getting back into the energy busine ...
December 03, 2012 6:07 PM
A common misconception among investors is that a stock's price tag indicates its true value. For example, some investors may believe that Apple (NASDA ...
December 03, 2012 2:19 PM
Shares of casino operator Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ: CZR) are up 11.3 percent today on volume that is already more than 25 percent higher than the ...
December 02, 2012 8:25 PM
When it comes to sleepy, low-beta dividend stocks, investors have plenty of options. Nearly all of the members of the consumer staples, telecommunicat ...
December 02, 2012 8:23 PM
It seems like every investor and his sister knows that large- and mega-cap stocks such as Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) and Procter & Gamble ( ...
December 02, 2012 8:21 PM
When it comes to investing, it is often said that "boring is beautiful" and that "slow and steady wins the race." At least that is the type of sage ad ...
December 01, 2012 1:49 PM
A vital profitability metric, return on equity tells investors investors investors how profitable a company is relative to the total amount of shareho ...
November 29, 2012 4:20 PM
With all the talk of the fiscal cliff and elevated market volatility, perhaps it is surprising that some allegedly low-beta sectors, like telecommunic ...
November 28, 2012 5:03 PM
Shares of Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS), the media and entertainment conglomerate, traded higher by nearly one percent in Wednesday's after-hours session. T ...
November 28, 2012 4:41 PM
One look at a chart of Western Union (NYSE: WU), the dominant provider of payment transfer and non-banking money movement services, and it is easy to ...
November 27, 2012 11:00 AM
It seems like politicians are doing what they can to help the U.S. avoid the fiscal cliff -- that is a good thing. The fiscal cliff is the scenario un ...
November 24, 2012 9:33 PM
Many investors that are familiar with MSCI (NYSE: MSCI), know the company as one of the dominant provider of benchmark indexes for exchange-traded pro ...
November 24, 2012 5:04 PM
In an environment where inflation hovers around 2.2 percent and 10-year Treasuries yield an anemic 1.6 percent, investors have essentially been chased ...
November 19, 2012 2:24 PM
Shares of Vale (NYSE: VALE), the world's largest iron ore producer, are participating in Monday's risk on rally and are trading higher by 1.1 percent ...
November 18, 2012 6:53 PM
Under siege for most of the past several years, the financial services sector has finally shown legitimate signs of life in 2012. The second-largest s ...
November 18, 2012 6:52 PM
A favorite tactic of many income investors is to confine their searches for dividends to the largest, most familiar blue-chip names. To be sure, there ...
November 18, 2012 6:52 PM
As measured by the iShares MSCI Mexico Investable Market Index Fund (NYSE: EWW), Mexican equities are enjoying some good times in 20012. The $1.4 bill ...