3 Stocks To Sell?

Often times when a bull market gets a little long in the tooth, the stocks that were heavy favorites are suddenly left in the dust. Other times, these stocks can simply get caught in a stock market reversal.

Here are 3 high flying stocks that Morningstar suggests might be due for a fall.

Opentable (OPEN)

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6 Ways Dividends Are Important.

Dividends are an important part of investing – especially if you are an income or value investor. Investing for income is all about dividend yield, but dividends have many other virtues – even if generating income from your investments isn’t of paramount concern.

Dividends are a large part of a stock’s overall return. In fact, dividends [...]

Is Cramer Describing Why Fundamentals Win Out in the Stock Market?

I wondered on to this article at MSN Money by Jim Cramer (yes, that Jim Cramer) that I found interesting.

The article is titled This is a loser’s market, which is I think he means to be controversial, but it’s what he says below the fold that I find interesting:

Suddenly, people can’t get enough [...]

Large Cap Stocks Poised for Growth? Is this 1983 All Over Again?

I just read this Morningstar article, titled 1983 Revisited that I thought I’d share. The author makes the case for large cap stocks by drawing a number of comparisons to the early 1980’s and 2008-2010, and what happened from 1983-1987.

By now, the parallels to the early 80’s are seemingly everywhere. Mostly by way of comparing [...]

What Lost Decade?

Much has been made of the so-called “lost decade” of investing during the period of 2000-2010. But what does the “lost decade” mean? Is it true and does it even matter?

The idea behind the lost decade is that investors either made no money or lost money over that period a 10-year period. After all, the [...]

8 US Stocks With International Exposure.

Investment pros recommend that US based investors should have anywhere from 20-45% of their stock holdings in foreign companies. It’s not the geographic location of the company that’s important to the asset allocation, but the diversification of economies.

This is because foreign economies usually do not move in parallel with the US economy, but that has [...]

ING’s Sharebuilder Eliminates Large Order Surcharge.

Effective April 15th, ING has removed their “Large Order Surcharge” on trades through Sharebuilder.

I just got the email last week and my first thought was, “What the hell is the large order surcharge and how does this affect me?”

Well, it doesn’t affect me, but it may affect you, so here goes…

The large order surcharge was [...]

Record Revenues Are a Good Thing (Especially Now)!

As this article from SmartMoney points out, record levels of revenue really shouldn’t be that big of a deal, but in the current economic climate they are.

The reason is that given steady economic growth, a given company should be able to increase its revenue year over year. The rate of increase may not be [...]

Does Anyone Use StockTwits.com, And Is It Any Good?

StockTwits is a social networking and micro-blogging site much like Twitter, but exclusively for stocks.

The website advertises:

“Discover & Share Real-Time Investment Ideas.”

They plug themselves as a “financial community with thousands of active, daily contributors” all eager to share their real-time trading ideas, and claim to have a world-wide audience of more than 100,000 investors and [...]

An Energy Infrastructure Stock To Watch – EPD: Enterprise Products Partners.

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (EPD) provides services to producers and consumers of natural gas, natural gas liquids, crude oil, and petrochemicals. It’s clients are in the continental United States, Canada, and Gulf of Mexico. EPD also develops pipeline and other energy infrastructure, and it’s got a high yield and has been diversifying through acquisitions, which [...]