Natalie Nichols

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  • Office Depot/OfficeMax Merger Is a Win-Win for Everyone

    By Natalie Nichols - February 21, 2013 | Tickers: ODP, OMX

    Two companies to watch are Office Depot and OfficeMax (NYSE: OMX).  These two companies will soon be on the rise after a report that the two parties are in advanced merger talks. This could be a win-win situation for everyone, as the merger will prove itself to be beneficial to both companies.  

    A Look at the Catalyst

    According to the Wall Street Journal, there have already been talks about Office more »

  • Three ETFs That Might Add Balance to Your Portfolio

    By Natalie Nichols - February 5, 2013 | Tickers: BRF, VNM, BNO

    The top three ETF movers to watch for are Market Vectors Vietnam (NYSEMKT: VNM), which is up 5.9%, Market Vectors Brazil Small Cap ETF (NYSEMKT: BRF)  up 3.4% and United States Brent Oil Fund (NYSEMKT: BNO) up 2.9% during the last week. Although moving higher, these ETF’s might make a good addition to your portfolio, as the upside looks good for each. I am looking at more »

  • Assessing Risk Ahead of Company Changing Data

    By Natalie Nichols - January 25, 2013 | Tickers: ACAD, CLSN

    After a week of trending lower, Celsion (NASDAQ: CLSN) rallied with gains of more than 10.50% following the announcement of a partnership in China. Under the terms of the partnership, Celsion will receive upfront cash and incentives up to $100 million. This created a sense of relief to current investors ahead of company changing data. However, investors shouldn’t use this news as a guaranteed proof of success, and more »

  • Two Tech Giants: The Market Got it Wrong

    By Natalie Nichols - January 24, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, GOOG

    At this point everyone should be fully aware that Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) has fallen 10% since reporting its fourth quarter earnings. In the meantime Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has traded higher by 5% after its quarterly report. This reaction implies that Google had posted a better quarter, was cheaper, had lower expectations, or that there was some other reason that could justify such a distinction in performance. But the truth is more »