Thinking of Buying the Dow? Read This First

With the Dow at all-time highs, let's look at whether the current valuation stands up to scrutiny -- should you buy the Dow? Read More

Portugal: An Unusual Suspect for a Market Correction

Portugal and related European credit concerns are serious business, but talk of a 10% market correction is premature. Read More

Ding Dong! QE Is Dead! – Morning Linkfest (July 10)

The Fed announces the end of quantitative easing, which puts a focus on stocks and inflation. Read More

Expect More Selling as Market Consolidates

Wednesday's action was positive, but we're not out of the woods yet. Read More

Investors Complacent as Fed Prepares to Tighten

The market is in a bizarre state of denial over what the Federal Reserve clearly plans on doing with QE3. Read More

Get Ready to Sell Into Quick Earnings Reactions

Before we see a serious rally, the market is going to have to test some technical levels below. Sell into any quick earnings reactions. Read More

Q2 Earnings Season Set to Give Stocks Another Lift

If S&P 500 profits top estimates like they usually do, Q2 earnings could grow at a double-digit-percent rate for the first time in years. Read More

This Bubbling Trend Inspired Archer Daniels Midland’s Latest Buyout

Archer Daniels Midland didn't overspend to acquire Wild Flavors for $3.1 billion -- the underlying opportunity is there. But can investors even get in on it? Read More

One For You, 19 For Me. I’m The Taxman! – Morning Linkfest (July 8)

Taxes, spying on Google Loons and the crumble of Crumbs, all in today's Linkfest from InvestorPlace. Read More

If You’ve Got Trading Discipline, Now’s the Time to Exercise It

This market is overvalued, and we're approaching a historically difficult time for stocks. You can stay long, but stay cautious, too. Read More

Here’s How to Navigate the Noise and Find the Best Market Tips

In a new book about financial media and investing, Jeff Macke of Yahoo Finance offers simple tips to help navigate the landscape of pundits. Read More

5 College Degrees That Are Great Investments

Find out which college degrees have the highest return on investment compared to university costs and student loan debt Read More

Women Can’t Have It All – And That’s OK

By focusing on whether or not women can have it "all," we are setting our sights on an unattainable goal instead of on tangible progress. Read More

Stocks Hit New Highs Despite Seasonal Headwinds

We are approaching the weakest three-month period of the year in a very overbought condition. Read More

Job Gains Threaten Liquidity Bubble

If labor really is on the rise, then should inflation surge, as I expect, we could see the first interest rate hike much sooner than folks anticipate. Read More

Put Down the Party Hats – Dow 17,000 is Dumb

Like all these blue-chip milestones, Dow 17,000 is a meaningless level both psychologically and technically, so please just forget about it. Read More

June Jobs Report – Winners & Losers

In a solid June jobs report, payrolls grew by more than expected last month and the unemployment rate fell. Read More

Round of Profit-Taking May Precede New Highs

A new Dow Theory buy signal was issued, but the industrials have made three failed attempts at 17,000. Read More

Market Sentiment – How to Profit From Seasonal Volatility

As far as seasonality goes, implied volatility typically climbs in July, which can provide investors with a trading opportunity on VIX products. Read More

An Alternative To The Alternatives – Morning Linkfest (July 2)

Liquid alternative investments, Puerto Rican debt and tangled ear buds all feature in today's InvestorPlace linkfest. Read More