Analyst Articles

So far this year, there have been 28 initial public offerings (IPOs). Of these, seven are already... Read More

So far this year, there have been 28 initial public offerings (IPOs). Of these, seven are already up at least 20%. In fact, one IPO — Chinese Internet company Qihoo 360 (NYSE: QIHU) —... Read More

Who doesn’t want to buy a stock and see it become a multi-bagger — one that delivers not just a double-digit gain, but triple digits or more? But to find one, it means having to think differently when approaching a stock. In the early years, these companies often have big… Read More

Given the popularity of Apple’s (Nasdaq: AAPL) iPhone and Google’s (Nasdaq: GOOG) Android phones in the United States, it would be tempting for investors to think the growth story behind the smartphone revolution is almost over. But that’s not the case. In fact, it may be just… Read More

 “Conglomerate” is often a scary word for investors. But conglomerates are simply companies that own businesses in various industries. The benefit of owning a conglomerate as an investment is that it often provides instant diversification. And… Read More

While there are many high-growth tech companies, these can be tough investments to own. It’s often the case that they are one-hit wonders and competition will eat away at the core business. Yet there are some tech companies that are “built to last,” such as Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), IBM… Read More

Mary Meeker, known as the “Queen of the Net” during the heady 1990s, is back. Her latest prediction is that the mobile Internet will be a huge wealth generator. She even thinks it will surpass the Internet and that mobile commerce will overtake traditional e-commerce.     The fact… Read More

There’s a big debate in the commodities world: Which is a better investment, gold or silver? Gold usually gets much of the fanfare and stronger returns. But this was not the case last year, as silver surged 81%. Gold was only able to muster a 28% increase. Read More