Investing Basics

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Update on Second-Quarter Earnings Reports

The three companies we picked to lead after today's earnings releases did, in fact, lead the market. See how they fared.

by Meredith Margrave | July 21, 2009
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The U.S. Dollar is Falling Fast -- Get Out Now

The dollar has been losing ground in recent months, and thanks to ballooning budget deficits, the worst is yet to come. Protect your portfolio with these rock-solid international investments.

by Anthony Haddad | July 21, 2009
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Three (Post-Earnings) Predictions for Apple

Everyone knows that the beloved maker of the iPhone and iPod will release earnings in a few hours. Here's what's going to happen to the company in the months to come.

by Andy Obermueller | July 21, 2009
Meredith Margrave's picture
Results Roundup For Tuesday

A look at which companies -- including five Dow components and tech bellwether Apple -- are reporting quarterly results tomorrow, what Wall Street expects, and which ones are the best investments.

by Meredith Margrave | July 20, 2009
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If You Own Moody's, Sell

The nation's largest pension fund has sued the three major credit-ratings agencies for the glowing recommendations they gave to subprime mortgage debt -- investments that lost more than $1 billion. CalPERS doesn’t just want money, though. It's out for blood, and the ratings agencies have become too risky to hold.

by Andy Obermueller | July 20, 2009
Meredith Margrave's picture
Will Goldman and Morgan's Good News Hold for Wells and Citi?

The banking sector's earnings reports have looked positive -- most have beat analyst expectations. J.P. Morgan Chase has added to its credit reserves and looks to continue the trend.

by Meredith Margrave | July 17, 2009
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Inventories, Sales Data Point to Mild Recovery

Another economic indicator from the United States Commerce department was released today. Inventory levels and small business sales can help investors to analyze what stage of the recession we are in, and how to profit.

by Meredith Margrave | July 14, 2009
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Wholesale Prices Rise Faster than Expected

An update to the Producer Price Index, a key economic indicator, was released today. The index showed the largest gain since November 2007, largely due to higher energy prices. The PPI can give insight into production costs and whether inflation may be down the road.

by Brad Briggs | July 14, 2009
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Goldman to Beat Street Tomorrow, Analyst Predicts

Star banking analyst Meredith Whitney expects Goldman Sachs to beat Wall Street's earnings estimates tomorrow morning. If her earnings estimate is accurate, Goldman will shatter its previous earning record set in 2007.

by Francisco Bermea | July 13, 2009
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2009 IPOs Top the Market by 25.4 Percentage Points

We take a close look at the initial public offerings of 2009 and compare them to the S&P 500. A Chinese game developer is up over +145% for this year, compared to the paltry +3% return by the S&P. There are several IPOs slated for the months ahead, and you should make sure you don't miss out on the next great investing opportunity.

by Anthony Haddad | July 11, 2009