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Why Stock Markets Love Falling Budget Deficits

Jan. 8, 2010, 4:42 am EST – Historical evidence shows that times of balanced budgets were the worst times to invest in stocks, while times of record-high federal deficits were much better times to buy stocks. More 

Consumer Electronics Purchases to Rise This Holiday Season

Dec. 24, 2009, 12:04 pm EST – Despite the ongoing recession, the number of people planning to buy consumer electronics this holiday season is on the rise. More 

Who Will Prevail in Fertilizer War? (CF, TRA, AGU, POT, MON, MOS)

Nov. 23, 2009, 11:56 am EST – Fertilizer maker CF Industries (CF) wants to acquire rival Terra Industries (TRA). Canadian fertilizer giant Agrium (AGU) wants to acquire CF, provided it drops its bid for Terra. Who will win the fertilizer wars? More 

Alcoa’s (AA) Drop Today May Be Just the Beginning

Nov. 4, 2009, 1:50 am EST – Alcoa's (AA) stock price drop today is almost certainly due to some signs of strength in the dollar. But weakness in the price of base metals may just be getting started More 

Amgen (AMGN) Holds Up Despite FDA Delay

Oct. 20, 2009, 7:24 am EST – Amgen (AMGN) got news of an FDA delay today on approval of its Prolia drug. Even so, the stock held up fairly well in trading today. More 

Ruby Tuesday (RT) Beats Earnings Expectations

Oct. 8, 2009, 2:27 am EST – Ruby Tuesday (RT) reported earnings that beat analyst expectations by 2 cents per share today. Here's how the restaurant stock managed the earnings beat. More 

PepsiCo (PEP) Earnings Expected to Pop

Oct. 6, 2009, 2:42 am EST – PepsiCo (PEP) reports earnings on Thursday before the open. Here's what to expect from the PepsiCo earnings report and why the stock should see a nice lift after earnings come out. More 

Don’t Be Lured by the Glitter of Gold

Sep. 17, 2009, 9:29 am EST – Gold bugs and wannabes have been cheering the rally in the gilded metal market, but before you jump on the gold bandwagon, know why you're doing it and what you're actually owning, as not all gold is actually golden. More 

Will Unionizing the Fed Lead to Better Control of the Markets?

Sep. 15, 2009, 1:53 am EST – Denis Hughes, former head of the New York AFL-CIO, has been named Chairman of the New York Federal Reserve. Is a union boss the right man to turn the Fed around? More 

Seven Ways to Get 7%

Sep. 14, 2009, 2:05 am EST – Investing in the stock market is the way to make your money grow -- an average of at least 7% a year -- right? Not quite. In fact, over the past 10 years, investors have actually lost nearly 10% investing in the stock market. Here are 7 better ways to earn 7%. More