Analyst Articles

While modern-day investing can’t be considered easy, it’s not necessarily difficult either. The secret to success is usually just avoiding the small mistakes that end up costing big bucks.  With this in mind, here are the five most common pitfalls investors should make a point of avoiding no matter how… Read More

Although 2012 isn’t quite over yet, we’re now close enough to 2013 to start thinking about the bigger themes that are going to make for investment-worthy stocks in the coming year. Five of them are apt to become particularly strong trends. Here they are… 1. Mobile payments   The idea… Read More

It’s tough to imagine that anything could unseat Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) as the king of all-things-Internet. After all, not only does the company dominate the search engine market, but it also keeps people in the Google circle by constantly adding new tools… Read More

It may be one of the wildest reversals of fortune in modern history. As the 1990s were coming to a close and the nation was increasingly getting “online,” AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL) was sitting on top of the world. Its famous “You’ve got mail” notification even spawned a box-office hit.#-ad_banner-#… Read More

(Editor’s note: Yesterday, we took a look at how to invest if Obama wins the election in November. To read that article, go here.) Though President Barack Obama leads the latest polls, it’s too soon to write Mitt Romney off as a winning candidate. And if Romney… Read More

It’s easy to fall in love with a big, high-profile stock like Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) or General Electric (NYSE: GE). Odds are good that you use a product either one or both of the companies make, and the media’s constant coverage of them sure makes it easy to get comfortable… Read More