Analyst Articles

IPO market is very thin because companies that aren’t top notch know they’ll get slammed,” says Amy Calistri, editor of StreetAuthority’s Stock of the Month, adding “In this environment, companies that aren’t the cream of the crop are wise to find capital elsewhere… Read More

Foreign stocks that trade on U.S. exchanges are outperforming their domestic counterparts. The Bank of New York Mellon Composite ADR Index outperformed the S&P 500 by 7.2 percentage points, +9.9% to +2.7%, for the first six months of 2009. During this same time period,… Read More

The head of the World Bank warned Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and leaders of the other G-8 nations that recent steps toward overcoming poverty could be lost without decisive action. Helping poor countries is important because such action has ripple effects throughout… Read More

The first half of 2009 has been nothing short of volatile for Wall Street. Between corporate bailouts, bankruptcies and unprecedented government spending, the news has been full of surprises. The assorted high-profile shenanigans of GM, AIG and others deserve their rightful place in the “Hall of Shame,” but there has… Read More

Living in Canada, I see first-hand the impact of the falling U.S. dollar. From 2002-2007, the Canadian dollar soared uninterrupted over its stateside counterpart. Over that time, it usually cost me less and less to purchase anything in U.S. dollars… whether it be investments or even vacations. Even though I… Read More