Kiplinger’s Top 5 Stocks for Dad

Friday, June 19, 2009
By Faisal Laljee

This post was submitted by Laura Stevens of the Rosen Group. Dads, you’re probably expecting a tie or a set of power tools this Father’s Day. If you have enough of those already (or even if you don’t), Kiplinger.com has a gift you’ll really appreciate: stock picks in companies that cater to your tastes.... »

Malcolm Gladwell Explains Outliers

Friday, June 12, 2009
By Faisal Laljee
Malcolm Gladwell Explains Outliers

Malcolm Gladwell, the bestselling author of Blink and Tipping Point hits it out of the park again in his latest book, “Outliers”. In this book, Gladwell explains the successes of successful people whom he calls Outliers and talks about how culture, opportunity and surrounding factors impact and contribute to these successes. He explains why... »

Top Ten Stock Tweets to Follow

Wednesday, June 3, 2009
By Faisal Laljee

The Twitterverse is getting larger by the minute and sites like Stocktwits are gaining strong popularity among financial bloggers. But amidst all the hoopla, it can get mighty difficult to weed out the noise and focus on the opinions that matter to you. My list of Twitter “friends” and followers is public information but... »

Game Over for GameStop

Tuesday, June 2, 2009
By Faisal Laljee
Game Over for GameStop

Microsoft announced at E3 this week that the Zune Store will be offering video game downloads to the XBox 360 console thereby removing the middle-man (read GameStop). This is bad news for the video game retailer and comes on the heels of the Walmart announcement last month, that the giant retailer would be testing... »

Hedge your US Dollar Risk

Monday, June 1, 2009
By Faisal Laljee
Hedge your US Dollar Risk

The US Dollar has recovered over the last 8 months or so, partly due to the weakness in global markets and currencies and partly due to the decline in oil. Now that oil has moved much higher from its January lows, the dollar is starting to show signs of resuming its long-term downtrend. So... »

5 Reasons to be Bullish

Thursday, May 28, 2009
By Faisal Laljee
5 Reasons to be Bullish

This market seems to come back strong after each small pull back. I believe the reasons for being bullish are: Too many bears out there questioning every rally. More bears is good for the bulls because that means more people can turn bullish and go long. This also means that those that are shorting... »

Give Jeff Macke a Break

Friday, May 22, 2009
By Faisal Laljee

Financial bloggers, websites and tweeters have been quick to jump down Jeff Macke’s throat in reaction to his disastrous appearance on CNBC earlier this week. Jeff has been a core part of CNBC’s Fast Money and his humor and swagger has been refreshing to watch over the years. While its hard and probably wrong... »

Solar Stocks and Clean Energy in a Perfect Storm

Thursday, May 21, 2009
By Faisal Laljee
Solar Stocks and Clean Energy in a Perfect Storm

It wasn’t too long ago that Oil prices were at $35 a barrel and energy bears were betting on it hitting $20. But as I have pointed out time and again on this blog, oil, much like the rest of this market, does not trade rationally. Inventory, supply, demand – all these are a... »

Top ETFs to Buy Now – Part 1

Wednesday, May 20, 2009
By Faisal Laljee

United States Natural Gas Fund – UNG Natural Gas has been one of the hardest hit areas of the market, getting beaten down even worse than Oil, losing 80% of its value since July 2008. Earlier this week, natural gas futures hit their highest point in 3 months, indicating a recovery is in the... »

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