Most Commented Content posted in June 2011
The Greek Lesson: Defaults Happen
R. Scott Raynovich 6/28/2011 48 comments
The financial markets are once again ill prepared for another financial crisis -- and given the finances of developed nations, many more debt problems are on the way.
Nasdaq Social Partner Was Called on the Carpet
Noreen Seebacher 6/24/2011 30 comments
Nasdaq's new partner for selling stock over social networks, Loyal3, has a byzantine LLC structure and was led by a former carpet salesman once ordered to pay out $1.3M for making "misrepresentations."
Linking Leadership & Share Price
Noreen Seebacher 6/20/2011 28 comments
The difference between Apple and Microsoft can be summed up in one word: leadership. But what defines a great leader, and what should companies look for in leaders of tomorrow?
Loyal3: Twist a Concept & Trademark It
Wendy Willbanks Wiesner 6/27/2011 25 comments
The Customer Stock Ownership Plan (CSOP) was the brainchild of Louis Kelso, the inventor of the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). But now the term has been co-opted by a company called Loyal3.
Cool Tools & Resources for Investors
Noreen Seebacher 6/16/2011 19 comments
Here are some great tools to help you assess potential investments and evaluate risks, including links to securities regulators in all 50 states, Canada, and Mexico.
Top Money Managers Share Tips & Traps
Steven N. Czetli 6/20/2011 16 comments
Can we avoid potential investment traps by applying universal principles? Probably not. But can we cut our error rate by following certain guidelines? Almost certainly.
Big Blue Still Shines at 100
John Jordan 6/20/2011 16 comments
IBM isn't about a product as much as a culture or a way of doing things. And that's what's enabled the company to succeed where many others have failed.
Investing in Detroit
Noreen Seebacher 6/1/2011 15 comments
I still feel proud about once living in Detroit -- and feel even prouder my former town has clawed its way back from the brink of collapse.
Back Off From Biogen
Tony Kau 6/30/2011 14 comments
A positive earnings report has driven Biogen's price movement this quarter. But one aspect that seems to be overlooked is Biogenís stagnating sales growth.
Why Beer, Gold & Drugs Are Always Popular
Noreen Seebacher 6/9/2011 13 comments
If you listen long enough at a financial conference, you can find someone who echoes your views. While most fund managers and analysts remain generally pessimistic, a few are surprisingly optimistic.
Inside the Big Uglies
R. Scott Raynovich 6/13/2011 10 comments
The "Big Ugly" tech companies such as Cisco, Dell, and Microsoft have some fund managers asking when it's time to step in.
CRE Report Looks on the Bright Side
Noreen Seebacher 6/15/2011 10 comments
In what may rate as one of the more optimistic reports of late, commercial real estate researchers say the fact that the economy is growing at all is a sign of strength.
Can Broadcom Bounce Back?
Tony Kau 6/6/2011 9 comments
Broadcom is the leader in wireless LAN chipset manufacturing -- a niche that's becoming increasingly popular in a wide variety of consumer electronics.
Tricks of Market Timing
Tony Kau 6/21/2011 8 comments
Investors would have to make fewer excuses about bad timing if they paid attention to three key truths to help them buy low and sell high.
Can Dolby Turn Up the Volume?
Tony Kau 6/8/2011 6 comments
Dolby Laboratories has seen steady growth and consistently high margins, but has recently been the victim of a sell-off as a result of a weaker outlook.
Retaining Control of Your Investments
Goodmanís Goodies 6/2/2011 6 comments
A stop loss gives investors the freedom to ignore a stock for as long as it trades higher than a selected price (or less than a selected price for short positions).
Is There Balm in Gilead?
Tony Kau 6/2/2011 3 comments
Gilead Sciences is fighting through adolescence, awkwardly positioned between stable biotech and small pharmaceutical without a dividend.
Telecom-equipment maker Ciena is a stock traderís dream, as long as the timing is correct.
The FTC is offering a $50,000 cash prize to the person or group that can come up with a solution to those annoying robocalls.
Akamai is in the middle of four significant tech trends.
John Malone of Liberty Media will be taking over Sirius XM satellite radio when the existing CEO Mel Karmazin steps down. What's it mean?
Demand for students of the humanities exists, despite widespread aspersions on the discipline.
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