Archive for April, 2012

Orion Energy Systems Triples Share Buyback. I’m Buying, Too

April 30, 2012

Orion Energy Systems, Inc. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Sometimes microcap stocks fall just because no one is paying attention.  The directors of Orion Energy Systems (OESX – News) clearly think their company is one such. Orion is an energy management company with a focus on high efficiency lighting systems and alternative energy system integration in [...]

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7 Stocks for Sunday: SFLY, SIRI, CHK, MA, GMCR, V, LNKD

April 30, 2012

While last week started off on the wrong foot, the major market indexes rallied sharply heading into the weekend. In fact, the S&P 500 Index (SPX) rallied more than 3% off Monday’s low to finish the week above 1,400. Still, the fact remains that the SPX is trapped [...]

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7 Stocks for Sunday: SFLY, SIRI, CHK, MA, GMCR, V, LNKD

April 29, 2012

While last week started off on the wrong foot, the major market indexes rallied sharply heading into the weekend. In fact, the S&P 500 Index (SPX) rallied more than 3% off Monday’s low to finish the week above 1,400. Still, the fact remains that the SPX is trapped [...]

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The Week Ahead: Will Europe Spoil Apple’s Party?

April 28, 2012

If this surprisingly good week makes you want to jump back into stocks with both feet, be patient, writes MoneyShow’s Tom Aspray. A cautious approach will pay off in the leading sectors and plays he has uncovered.The strong earnings last week were indeed enough to push the stock market higher, with the Spyder Trust (SPY) [...]

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I Am Troubled By Stocks Rising While The Economy Softens

April 28, 2012

" We study an economy in which agents have the wrong beliefs about the dynamic properties of fundamentals," write Harvard’s Benjamin Herbert and David Laibson( who will b e on my panel at my 55th Harvard reunion on May 22) and Andreas Fuster of the New York Fed.

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On Wall Street, Fears Of New Crisis Growing

April 26, 2012

Institutional investors concerned another shoe about to drop on Wall Street.

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Semi Equipment Shares Rally As Taiwan Semi Ratchets Up Cap Ex

April 26, 2012

Semiconductor equipment stocks are rallying Thursday after contract chip maker Taiwan Semiconductor this morning announced that it is ratcheting up its capital spending plans for 2012 to meet demand for capacity for parts at 28 nm, as well as an accelerated move to start producing parts at 20 nm. The company [...]

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Durable Goods Orders Experience Largest Drop In 3 Years; Stocks Open Higher

April 25, 2012

Weakening economic situations in Europe and other emerging markets may be cooling American manufacturing.

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On Wall Street, Fears Of New Crisis Growing

April 25, 2012

Institutional investors concerned another shoe about to drop on Wall Street.

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Rising Apple Gives New Lift To Likes Of Nike, Lululemon

April 25, 2012

Short-term traders and active investors might want to consider the broader impact of Apple’s surge on other popular growth stocks that have recently come in for significant profit-taking. Nike and Lululemon Athletica both fit into this category.

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