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Rick Pendergraft
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Rick Pendergraft has been involved with the stock market for over 25 years -- studying, trading, writing about it and doing investment management. He started his investment publishing career at Schaeffer's Investment Research, where he thrived in his new position and twice received the award for "Top Trader."

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Recent Articles

Mylan Has the Rx for Portfolio Growth

Jan. 3, 2013, 1:30 pm EDT – Warning: Possible side effects of owning this pharmaceutical stock include outsized portfolio growth. More 

Enough With the Market Whiplash, Can’t We Just Have Balance?

Jun. 7, 2012, 10:35 am EDT – The first quarter's leap and second quarter's dive are both overdone. And now the S&P could be set to rally again. More 

How Options on Facebook Could Help Boost the Stock

May. 30, 2012, 8:21 am EDT – Heavy puts could be a contrarian sign that the selling is getting carried away -- and the options might have begun establishing some support for FB. More 

Expect Dollar’s Record Streak to End, Gold and Oil to Rally

May. 17, 2012, 2:38 pm EDT – Gold an oil are wildly oversold while the dollar has put together a 13-day streak of gains. Expect both trends to end in the next few weeks. More 

An Electric ETF Play for When Energy Finds Support

May. 10, 2012, 8:21 am EDT – The probability for XLE to make a sharp bounce is high -- in this situation, it might be worth the risk to utilize a leveraged ETF. More 

Utilities: Boring, But Consistent

May. 1, 2012, 12:11 pm EDT – Through the past year's bumpy market ride, utilities -- and XLU -- have been stodgy but persistent performers. There's no reason to think that won't continue. More 

Possible Bullish Formation Developing for Gold

Apr. 26, 2012, 10:20 am EDT – Gold could be poised to return to former highs around $1900 an ounce, according to chart analysis. More 

Consumer Staples in the Spotlight Next Week

Apr. 25, 2012, 8:09 am EDT – After a look at sentiment indicators, CVS looks poised for a decline. But one consumer stock stands out on the bullish side. See which one. More 

Can GE Light Up Earnings?

Apr. 19, 2012, 10:54 am EDT – The backdrop for General Electric isn't too bright as earnings approach. Here's why. More 

Chipmakers in the Spotlight as Intel and AMD Get Set to Report

Apr. 17, 2012, 7:00 am EDT – Intel and AMD report earnings this week against a rocky backdrop for tech stocks. More