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  • The Long Case for Zynga

    By Alexander Wissel - July 20, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, EA, FB, MSFT, ZNGA

    Gaming leader Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) has been defined, ‘friended’ and decidedly marked by Facebook (NASDAQ: FB). Investors have projected the woes of the social giant on the world’s leader in social gaming. But they’ve missed the real reasons why this gaming powerhouse is a strong long-term buy.   

    I couldn’t ask for a stock with such differing viewpoints on its future. There is the camp that purports Zynga more »

  • Generac has the Power

    By 2012-07-09 00:00:10 - July 9, 2012 | Tickers: BGG, GNRC, HP, BWC

    When you need power -- and when you want electricity again – I've learned no price is too steep to pay. It's why I'm seriously considering a generator ... and investing in companies that make them, like Generac Holdings (NYSE: GNRC).

    A week after a powerful derecho spanked a swath of land stretching from the Midwest to the East Coast, there are still those without power. Ours was recently restored more »

  • CarMax Insiders Like what their Dashboard Says

    By Alexander Wissel - July 6, 2012 | Tickers: AN, KMX, FB, PAG

    It's hard to tell how fast you're going, unless you're the one driving. The same can be said for company insiders and directors.  They know whether their company is speeding along on all cylinders or merely sitting idle.

    And just like the dashboard indicators on the cars they sell, the signals that these insiders give us can be just as important. Lately, the insider buying signals at more »