InvestorPlace » Nancy Zambell http://investorplace.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:15:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.1 ETFs: Separating the Good from the Bad http://investorplace.com/2012/09/etfs-separating-the-good-from-the-bad-2/ http://investorplace.com/2012/09/etfs-separating-the-good-from-the-bad-2/#comments Sun, 09 Sep 2012 12:00:24 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=228364 ETFs have evolved from a small, vanilla lot to a robust cornucopia of sectors, weightings and leverages. With proper guidance, you can find the right fit.

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Hedge Fund Darlings That Look Like ‘Sells’ http://investorplace.com/2012/05/hedge-fund-darlings-that-look-like-sells/ http://investorplace.com/2012/05/hedge-fund-darlings-that-look-like-sells/#comments Thu, 31 May 2012 16:00:26 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=176231 Of the top 50 stocks held by hedge funds, these 14 are rated a “strong sell” by my technical parameters.

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Top 50 Hedge Fund Stocks: Only 13 Are Buys http://investorplace.com/2012/05/top-50-hedge-fund-stocks-only-13-are-buys/ http://investorplace.com/2012/05/top-50-hedge-fund-stocks-only-13-are-buys/#comments Thu, 31 May 2012 11:00:42 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=175615 Another reason why hedge fund returns may be lagging (in addition to high fees and turnover): Those overpaid managers are picking the wrong stocks!

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Stop Waiting to Buy or Sell a Home http://investorplace.com/2012/05/stop-waiting-to-buy-or-sell-a-home/ http://investorplace.com/2012/05/stop-waiting-to-buy-or-sell-a-home/#comments Tue, 29 May 2012 14:38:47 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=174850 We seem to be entering a rare cycle that can benefit both buyers and sellers.

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Do You Have Hedge Fund Envy? Don’t! http://investorplace.com/2012/05/do-you-have-hedge-fund-envy-dont/ http://investorplace.com/2012/05/do-you-have-hedge-fund-envy-dont/#comments Mon, 21 May 2012 11:15:07 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=170682 The gargantuan growth of assets going into hedge funds is far more impressive than their actual returns. Don't get reeled in by the hype.

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My 2 Favorite Stocks for This Week http://investorplace.com/2012/05/my-2-favorite-stocks-for-this-week-5/ http://investorplace.com/2012/05/my-2-favorite-stocks-for-this-week-5/#comments Mon, 14 May 2012 10:00:36 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=167495 The good part about the market's weakness is ... more bargains! Here are two names to consider.

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My 2 Favorite Stocks for This Week http://investorplace.com/2012/04/my-2-favorite-stocks-for-this-week-4/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/my-2-favorite-stocks-for-this-week-4/#comments Mon, 23 Apr 2012 10:00:06 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=158008 This week, the companies that look interesting to me are a dividend payer and a technology play.

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Give Your Kids the Gift of Financial Savvy http://investorplace.com/2012/04/give-your-kids-the-gift-of-financial-savvy/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/give-your-kids-the-gift-of-financial-savvy/#comments Wed, 18 Apr 2012 14:27:31 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=156338 Some 44% of teens expect to be financially worse off than their parents. You can do a lot to prevent that from happening.

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My 2 Favorite Stocks for This Week http://investorplace.com/2012/04/my-2-favorite-stocks-for-this-week-agnc-ivr/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/my-2-favorite-stocks-for-this-week-agnc-ivr/#comments Mon, 16 Apr 2012 13:18:55 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=154790 If you're OK with a little risk, sock a bit of money away into these sky-high-yielding real estate investment trusts.

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Attention, Tax Procrastinators! http://investorplace.com/2012/04/attention-tax-procrastinators/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/attention-tax-procrastinators/#comments Fri, 13 Apr 2012 14:57:59 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=154254 The IRS provides three ways to request an automatic extension of time to file your tax return.

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My 2 Favorite Stocks for This Week http://investorplace.com/2012/04/my-2-favorite-stocks-for-this-week-3/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/my-2-favorite-stocks-for-this-week-3/#comments Mon, 09 Apr 2012 14:56:39 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=151659 After tightening my screen, I still found 22 stocks worth considering. Here are the best two.

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5 Worst and Best Ways to Use a Tax Refund http://investorplace.com/2012/04/5-worst-and-best-ways-to-use-a-tax-refund/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/5-worst-and-best-ways-to-use-a-tax-refund/#comments Fri, 06 Apr 2012 18:00:48 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=151359 It's easy to waste your 'windfall.' Here's how to make it pay off -- and how to stop sending Uncle Sam an interest-free loan with every paycheck.

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Is Franchising for You? http://investorplace.com/2012/04/is-franchising-for-you/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/is-franchising-for-you/#comments Thu, 05 Apr 2012 14:38:18 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=150691 Franchising can be a road to riches, as many who signed up with McDonald's could tell you -- but that road also is littered with numerous failures.

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Generous IRS Recession Deals http://investorplace.com/2012/04/generous-irs-recession-deals/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/generous-irs-recession-deals/#comments Mon, 02 Apr 2012 15:08:58 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=149011 It's offering extra time to pay and installment plans to those who can show financial setbacks in 2011.

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My 2 Favorite Stocks for This Week http://investorplace.com/2012/04/my-2-favorite-stocks-for-this-week-2/ http://investorplace.com/2012/04/my-2-favorite-stocks-for-this-week-2/#comments Mon, 02 Apr 2012 12:20:40 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=149009 These two-small cap stocks in gaming and health care software look attractive this week. Here are my targets and why I think they're stocks to buy.

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4 Reasons to File Your Taxes on Time http://investorplace.com/2012/03/4-reasons-to-file-on-your-taxes-on-time/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/4-reasons-to-file-on-your-taxes-on-time/#comments Tue, 27 Mar 2012 16:10:34 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=146526 Let's take a look at the various penalties for not doing so.

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My 2 Favorite Stocks for This Week http://investorplace.com/2012/03/my-2-favorite-stocks-for-this-week/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/my-2-favorite-stocks-for-this-week/#comments Mon, 26 Mar 2012 13:29:48 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=145840 These two small caps -- in biotech and microelectronics -- have cutting-edge technology and would make great takeover targets.

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Don’t Let Yourself Retire Broke! http://investorplace.com/2012/03/dont-let-yourself-retire-broke/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/dont-let-yourself-retire-broke/#comments Mon, 19 Mar 2012 12:59:41 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=142352 60% of Americans have less than $25,000 put away for retirement. Even at 55, you could retire with six-digit sums socked away by putting your money to work now.

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Self-Employment Is Great, Except at Tax Time! http://investorplace.com/2012/03/self-employment-is-great-except-at-tax-time/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/self-employment-is-great-except-at-tax-time/#comments Sun, 18 Mar 2012 10:30:15 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=141972 Being your own boss takes more planning to get your finances right, and you'll pay more when it comes to tax time.

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Medical Deductions You Don’t Want to Miss http://investorplace.com/2012/03/medical-deductions-you-dont-want-to-miss/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/medical-deductions-you-dont-want-to-miss/#comments Fri, 09 Mar 2012 12:00:56 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=138484 Yes, the bar is high -- 7.5% of your adjusted gross income. But many outlays qualify that you may not be aware of.

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Don’t Throw Away Your 1099-K Form! http://investorplace.com/2012/03/dont-throw-away-your-1099-k-form/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/dont-throw-away-your-1099-k-form/#comments Wed, 07 Mar 2012 16:29:52 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=137527 The 1099-K for reporting credit/debit card and electronic payments isn't a form you want to take lightly.

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5 New Tax Rules for 2011 Returns http://investorplace.com/2012/03/5-new-tax-rules-for-2011-returns/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/5-new-tax-rules-for-2011-returns/#comments Thu, 01 Mar 2012 18:12:55 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=135367 New forms and new ways to save are among the changes you need to know about.

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12 Tax Scams to Avoid in 2012 http://investorplace.com/2012/03/12-tax-scams-to-avoid-in-2012/ http://investorplace.com/2012/03/12-tax-scams-to-avoid-in-2012/#comments Thu, 01 Mar 2012 11:00:57 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=134920 From the obvious to the not-so-obvious, whether they're your call or your tax preparer's, these schemes will come back to bite you, so stay away!

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Tax Watch: Don’t Forget Your Partnership Income! http://investorplace.com/2012/02/tax-watch-dont-forget-your-partnership-income/ http://investorplace.com/2012/02/tax-watch-dont-forget-your-partnership-income/#comments Sat, 25 Feb 2012 13:00:51 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=133476 When a K-1 form shows up, most folks are taken by surprise -- they're often unaware that many investments put them into a partnership situation.

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From Investing Beginner to Retirement Winner http://investorplace.com/2012/02/from-investing-beginner-to-retirement-winner/ http://investorplace.com/2012/02/from-investing-beginner-to-retirement-winner/#comments Wed, 15 Feb 2012 16:57:04 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=130780 Just $200 a month invested aggressively can turn into more than a million bucks in 30 years.

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10 BIG Money-Saving Tips Worth Almost $10K http://investorplace.com/2012/02/10-big-money-saving-tips-10k-personal-finance/ http://investorplace.com/2012/02/10-big-money-saving-tips-10k-personal-finance/#comments Wed, 01 Feb 2012 13:48:12 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=126633 Many money-saving tips require making sacrifices, but these 10 changes will save you plenty without taking a toll on your everyday life.

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Bill Gross’ Total Return ETF: What’s All the Hoopla About? http://investorplace.com/2012/01/bill-gross-total-return-etf-trxt-pttrx-mutual-fund/ http://investorplace.com/2012/01/bill-gross-total-return-etf-trxt-pttrx-mutual-fund/#comments Mon, 30 Jan 2012 12:30:34 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=125665 PIMCO's Bill Gross is bringing his Total Return flavor to U.S. exchanges -- and there's plenty of reasons to like what TRXT will offer.

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Portfolio Protection Step 5: Put Options http://investorplace.com/2012/01/portfolio-protection-step-5-put-options/ http://investorplace.com/2012/01/portfolio-protection-step-5-put-options/#comments Wed, 25 Jan 2012 11:00:43 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=124237 In my recent article 5 Steps to Protect Your Portfolio, the final step I discussed was utilizing put options as insurance that any unrealized gains you have don’t turn into losses. Most investors have heard of options but often think they are just for rich folks or hedge-fund managers, who employ them for speculative purposes....

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Are Dividend Payers the New Growth Stocks? http://investorplace.com/2012/01/are-dividend-payers-the-new-growth-stocks/ http://investorplace.com/2012/01/are-dividend-payers-the-new-growth-stocks/#comments Mon, 23 Jan 2012 14:00:38 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=123459 These days, investors can enjoy both growth and a dividend in the same stock, with telecom, utilities and health care generally offering the highest yields.

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Portfolio Protection Step 3: Diversification http://investorplace.com/2012/01/portfolio-protection-step-3-diversification/ http://investorplace.com/2012/01/portfolio-protection-step-3-diversification/#comments Thu, 19 Jan 2012 16:39:01 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=91422 A well-diversified porfolio is a moving target -- your mix needs to shift regularly. Here's a selection of noncorrelating assets that fit the current cycle.

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Stop-Losses: Don’t Buy Stocks Without Them! http://investorplace.com/2012/01/stop-losses-dont-buy-stocks-without-them/ http://investorplace.com/2012/01/stop-losses-dont-buy-stocks-without-them/#comments Thu, 12 Jan 2012 18:00:41 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=89830 Stop-losses are easy to set, easy to monitor and can save your portfolio and your sanity if one of your stocks nosedives in this volatile market.

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Portfolio Protection Step 1: Set Price Targets http://investorplace.com/2012/01/investing-portfolio-protection-set-price-targets/ http://investorplace.com/2012/01/investing-portfolio-protection-set-price-targets/#comments Wed, 11 Jan 2012 14:45:33 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=89285 The first step to reaching a profit goal is HAVING one. Here's how to calculate stock price targets -- and even plan for possible upsides and downsides.

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5 Steps to Make an All-Weather Portfolio http://investorplace.com/2012/01/5-steps-to-make-an-all-weather-portfolio/ http://investorplace.com/2012/01/5-steps-to-make-an-all-weather-portfolio/#comments Mon, 09 Jan 2012 15:34:28 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=88515 Proper portfolio planning will protect you through bear markets and multiply your profits once the bulls ride through. These tips can help you prepare.

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5 ETFs to Buy for Growth in 2012 http://investorplace.com/2012/01/5-etfs-to-buy-for-2012/ http://investorplace.com/2012/01/5-etfs-to-buy-for-2012/#comments Fri, 06 Jan 2012 14:36:05 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=87885 Bets on leveraged debt and Treasuries were the golden ETFs of 2011 -- here are the funds investors should buy for 2012.

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ETFs: Separating the Good from the Bad http://investorplace.com/2012/01/etfs-separating-the-good-from-the-bad/ http://investorplace.com/2012/01/etfs-separating-the-good-from-the-bad/#comments Thu, 05 Jan 2012 15:50:21 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=87669 ETFs have evolved from a small, vanilla lot to a robust cornucopia of sectors, weightings and leverages. With proper guidance, you can find the right fit.

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ETFs: Love ‘Em or Leave ‘Em? http://investorplace.com/2011/12/how-to-pick-good-etfs-bad-etfs/ http://investorplace.com/2011/12/how-to-pick-good-etfs-bad-etfs/#comments Fri, 30 Dec 2011 14:30:33 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=86590 An explosion in exchange-traded funds' popularity in 2011 sent out plenty of shrapnel. Here's how to navigate the growing minefield.

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Protect Your Portfolio From Wall Street Tricks http://investorplace.com/2011/12/protect-your-portfolio-from-wall-street-tricks/ http://investorplace.com/2011/12/protect-your-portfolio-from-wall-street-tricks/#comments Fri, 23 Dec 2011 13:30:23 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=85405 Here are several common ways investors can be hoodwinked -- and how you can prevent that from happening.

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Rogue Traders: Not as Rare as You Think http://investorplace.com/2011/12/rogue-traders-not-as-rare-as-you-think/ http://investorplace.com/2011/12/rogue-traders-not-as-rare-as-you-think/#comments Thu, 22 Dec 2011 12:00:14 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=85014 It's only when their "unauthorized" bets go bad that they make news. Otherwise, what the so-called rogues do is business as usual.

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A Lesson About Greed From MF Global http://investorplace.com/investorpolitics/a-lesson-about-greed-from-mf-global/ http://investorplace.com/investorpolitics/a-lesson-about-greed-from-mf-global/#comments Wed, 21 Dec 2011 17:29:57 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=84710 MF Global is a shining example of how investors -- even sophisticated folks -- can be suckered into some very bad investments by the promise of outsized riches. Here's why the firm's collapse matters to you, and not just its clients.

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Stock Buybacks: An Investor’s Friend or Foe? http://investorplace.com/2011/12/stock-buybacks-an-investors-friend-or-foe/ http://investorplace.com/2011/12/stock-buybacks-an-investors-friend-or-foe/#comments Mon, 19 Dec 2011 19:08:40 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=84260 "Putting cash to use" sounds nice, but there are numerous ways to do it, and investors might be surprised to see what stock buybacks actually deliver.

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Taiwan: Almost Ready for Prime Time! http://investorplace.com/2011/12/taiwan-emerging-markets-investing-ewt-twon/ http://investorplace.com/2011/12/taiwan-emerging-markets-investing-ewt-twon/#comments Tue, 13 Dec 2011 19:03:48 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=82959 Taiwan is a growing force in electronics and tech, as well as a foreign-business friendly country. These two ETFs can help aggressive investors take the reins.

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Qatar: Not Yet an Investor’s Dream http://investorplace.com/2011/12/qatar-economy-investing-emerging-market-middle-east/ http://investorplace.com/2011/12/qatar-economy-investing-emerging-market-middle-east/#comments Mon, 12 Dec 2011 17:20:10 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=82612 Qatar is a booming Gulf state with favorable business conditions. For investors with a strong risk tolerance, here are three ETFs to consider.

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Surprising Places for 2012 Investing: Paraguay http://investorplace.com/2011/12/surprising-places-for-2012-investing-paraguay/ http://investorplace.com/2011/12/surprising-places-for-2012-investing-paraguay/#comments Thu, 08 Dec 2011 18:32:39 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=82071 Paraguay is among the world's fastest growers and offers a long-term play for adventurous investors. Here are two good ways to start.

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Tax Tips for Year-End Savings http://investorplace.com/2011/12/financial-advice-tax-tips-for-year-end-savings/ http://investorplace.com/2011/12/financial-advice-tax-tips-for-year-end-savings/#comments Wed, 07 Dec 2011 13:00:22 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=81666 Take charge and make the right moves to prepare your finances for the year ahead.

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What’s Europe Got to Do With It? http://investorplace.com/2011/12/what%e2%80%99s-europe-got-to-do-with-it/ http://investorplace.com/2011/12/what%e2%80%99s-europe-got-to-do-with-it/#comments Mon, 05 Dec 2011 12:00:50 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=81010 Here are three ways American investors can protect themselves from the debt crisis overseas.

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5 Ways the Debt ‘Stupor’ Committee Will Make You Poorer http://investorplace.com/investorpolitics/5-ways-debt-supercommittee-will-make-you-poorer/ http://investorplace.com/investorpolitics/5-ways-debt-supercommittee-will-make-you-poorer/#comments Tue, 22 Nov 2011 10:15:44 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=78894 Washington's shenanigans will send out global shockwaves, but there's plenty of noticeable ways the supercommittee's failure will hit close to home.

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7 Health Care Merger Plays http://investorplace.com/2011/11/7-health-care-merger-plays/ http://investorplace.com/2011/11/7-health-care-merger-plays/#comments Thu, 17 Nov 2011 14:22:13 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=77849 Here's how to play the feverish pace of M&A in the hospital sector, as big health care providers compete to get much bigger.

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Mindspeed a Tech Powerhouse Booming After Earnings http://investorplace.com/2011/05/mindspeed-technologies-nasdaq-mspd-earning/ http://investorplace.com/2011/05/mindspeed-technologies-nasdaq-mspd-earning/#comments Tue, 17 May 2011 14:28:27 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=41296 Mindspeed Technologies NASDAQ:MSPD is the best tech stock to buy in 2011, and strong earnings recently prove that out.

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Regional Banks Making a Comeback http://investorplace.com/2011/04/regional-bank-stocks-a-buy/ http://investorplace.com/2011/04/regional-bank-stocks-a-buy/#comments Mon, 11 Apr 2011 19:22:31 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=36666 I’ve always loved the regional banking industry. I began my financial career working for a regional savings institution and spent almost a decade in the banking business before branching out into securities. And in my first job as a security analyst, my primary focus was the banking industry. During those years, I learned a lot...

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Mindspeed (MSPD) Riding Semiconductor Boom http://investorplace.com/2011/03/mindspeed-stock-nasdaq-mspd-semiconductor-stocks/ http://investorplace.com/2011/03/mindspeed-stock-nasdaq-mspd-semiconductor-stocks/#comments Wed, 30 Mar 2011 09:43:46 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=35243 Mindspeed Technologies NASDAQ:MSPD stock is up 35% in 2011, and remains one of the best semiconductor stocks to buy.

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