VIDEO Investment U Explains: How to Ebola-Proof Your Portfolio

by Tom Sandford

​On September 30, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the first confirmed case of Ebola in the U.S. One bright spot, however, is that it put some companies in the spotlight. ​Investment U Explains how to build an Ebola-proof portfolio while Tom Sandford's article discusses the big movers in biotech.

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IU Stock Grader IRobot (IRBT) Up 14% on Stellar Profit Growth

by Ryan Fitzwater

While we cannot predict takeovers, we can determine if iRobot Corp. (Nasdaq: IRBT) is on solid financial footing with our Investment U Fundamental Factor Test. Let’s see if a good grade shakes out.

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Java Drinkers Take the Tea Industry to the Next Level

by Tom Sandford

In a world where coffee is king, a coup is brewing. Blame it on the tea industry, which has grown more than four times in size in the U.S. since 1990. The industry now rakes in $10 billion per year, compared to just $2 billion 24 years ago.

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Plus Be Right When Everyone Else Is Wrong

by Marc Lichtenfeld

"Stocks are going to head higher. There is nothing out there to push them lower." "Stocks will crash and continue lower for the next several years." What would you do if you heard either of those statements? If I heard the first one and markets had been rallying for a while, I'd get defensive. That statement is a sign of hubris. Read On…

Chart of the Week: Can You Afford Retirement?

by Rachel Gearhart

It’s recommended that workers shoot for a retirement income of at least 70% of their pre-retirement income. Yet on average, retiree households in the United States are living on only $37,847 a year. According to an study of 2013 Census Bureau data, that’s only 60% of the annual income of 45- to 64-year-olds. Read On…

Plus 3 Things You Must Know About Oil Prices

by Sean Brodrick

Oil prices recently dropped to four-year lows. You can bet there are Texas oil men shaking in their 10-gallon hats right now, wondering if oil will go to $80... $75... or lower. The short-term action in oil prices is hard to predict. But here are three things you must know when you're making plans for your own energy investments. Read On…

Is October the Month for Technology Stocks?

by David Becker

Technology stocks generally perform well in October as investors begin to focus on third quarter earnings. While the group as a whole has outperformed the broader markets, there are a number of both software and hardware companies that have experienced stellar performance. Read On…

Plus What’s Wrong With This Market?

by Alexander Green

Over the last two months, the S&P 500 has gone from a double-digit gain for the year into the red. Small cap stocks, as measured by the Russell 2000 index, have gone from a correction (a decline of 10% or more) into almost bear market territory (a decline of 20% or more). What's wrong with this market? Less than you might think. But let's start with the negatives. Read On…

Plus The Best Strategy for Dealing With the Market Sell-Off

by Marc Lichtenfeld

Investors have it tough today. The market has been ugly the past few weeks, instilling fear in some investors that the bull market is over and they missed their chance at making money. Additionally, interest rates are still so low, it's tough to generate any income from your nest egg. However, the recent market slide is a perfect opportunity for investors who know how to pick up extra cash with a conservative strategy. Read On…

Plus Technical Tuesday: When There’s Blood in the Streets

by Christopher Rowe

Baron Nathan Rothschild is credited with saying: "Buy when there's blood in the streets." Rothschild meant that investors should buy stocks when the bulls are getting their flesh ripped off by the bears. But would a man of this stature really wager a fortune by courageously stepping in front of a wave of stock market fear and buying? Not exactly. Read On…

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