How to Profit From Insider Buying

Stocks with insider buying outperform the broader market over time, but how can investors put this information to work in their own portfolios? Read More

Bull Looks Aggressive With This Sector Breaking Out

Sector rotation is a hallmark of a healthy bull market, and the financials are making up for lost time. Read More

Russia Isn’t the Only Trouble Spot for Emerging Markets

Don't get tricked into emerging market plays just because they are inexpensive; markets are roiling, so investors need to make sensible moves. Read More

‘Super Bull’ Is Back, Ready to Leap Tall Fences

Tuesday's powerful response to Russia's pullback puts us firmly on the bullish side again. Read More

Minimum Wage War: Is a Pay Hike Good for the U.S.?

The minimum wage (and whether we should raise it) is a divisive and complicated issue. The latest salvo is a Congressional Budget Office forecast that shows a minimum wage increase to $10.10 per hour would cost half a million jobs … but it also would lift 900,000 Americans above the poverty line and put them on more secure financial footing. Likewise, there are two sides of the coin across many aspects of the minimum wage ... so if you choose to enter the fray, go in knowing the most important points on both sides. Read More

Why Obamacare Is a Godsend to Older Workers

Americans typically can tap their retirement funds without penalty at age 59½ … but Medicare doesn’t kick in until age 65. So for 5½ years, prospective retirees are stuck in limbo where they might want to retire, but can't because they still need health insurance coverage. Obamacare fixes that, and that's a boon to workers -- both young and old. Read More

Wait for the Next Panic Sell-off Buying Opportunity

Crimean conflict could result in a penetration deep into the S&P 500's support band at 1,813 to 1,850. Read More

Trading the Crimea Crisis: Don’t Bother

With the crisis in Crimea roiling world markets, the impulse to sell is strong, but selling when stocks are falling is only a good way to lock in losses. Read More

We Finally Got Our Breakout, But…

While we finally got a true breakout from the S&P 500, weak showings by other indices and Russia's military actions are providing reasons for pause. Read More

Where’s Wall Street’s Cash Going? Not to You.

American corporations continue to shed jobs to meeting ever-growing expectations for earnings. So, where is all that saved cash going? Read More

The Millennial Generation Will Be Just Fine

Stop the alarm-ringing about supposedly awful, screwed, suffering up-and-coming millennials. The millennial generation has its issues, but it's not doomed. Read More

New FDA Label Rules: Fear Not, Junk-Food Makers!

The recently proposed changes to FDA label rules for food and drink producers seems troubling for these food stocks, but... Read More

Market Makes New Highs, but I Still Say Wait

Until the broad market clears the cluster of resistance by at least 1%, a sudden negative event could turn it south. Read More

The S&P 500 Topped 1850! So, Now What?

The Federal Reserve put its nose in the news and helped drive the S&P 500 to a new record close. But it's not all sunshine and lollipops. Read More

When This Happens, Buy, Buy, Buy!

Here is what I want to see to confirm a breakout safely through tough resistance. Read More

2 Factors that Argue for a March-April Rally

Strong historical stock market returns in March-April, together with a sub-14 VIX, argue for continued stock market gains in the next two months. Read More

Is This Bull Market Finally Nearing its End?

The five-year anniversary of the start of the current bull market is coming up, and the signs still point towards higher prices. Find out why. Read More

Stocks Set Records, But Warning Signs Flash

While the bulls seem to have the apparent upper hand, technical indicators as well as weakness in emerging markets are screaming for caution. Read More

Could the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Pact Lead to a la Carte TV?

The big Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger that many expect will hamper consumers might end up giving us what we've wanted all along. Read More

I’m Bullish, but Not Ready to Buy

The bulls are making headway against a barrage of bad news but facing very tenacious resistance. Read More