Buyout Rumors Stoke Stocks in the $80 Billion Freight Train Industry

by Tom Sandford

Last week, Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (NYSE: CP) delivered a freight load of surprise to investors by offering to buy out CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX). Revenue from rail ops has increased by 19% from $67 billion to $80 billion in just the last five years. Here’s what investors can expect from the nation’s mini rail renaissance.

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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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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 Interest.com 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…

Plus Your Most Important Tax Savings This Year

by Alexander Green

You have to give the government high marks for thoroughness. They tax you when you earn it, when you save it, when you invest it and when you spend it. When you die, they tax what's left over. Fortunately, you have a legal right to minimize what the government takes. Read On…

Is the $33 Billion Firearm Manufacturing Industry Recoiling?

by Tom Sandford

Emotion can have a huge effect on stock prices. For example, consider the stock price of firearm maker Sturm, Ruger & Co. (NYSE: RGR). Its stock has increased by 1,500% since President Barack Obama was sworn into office. Coincidence? Hardly. As the election wrapped up, gun sales went the opposite direction. Read On…

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