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  • Is There Money to Be Made in Fast Food?

    By Brian Gorban - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: MCD, SBUX, YUM

    As consumers continue to struggle to make ends meet, eating out has become less of a priority. As a result, major fast food operators have shown less than stellar year over year sales and tepid earnings forecasts. Nonetheless, as the economy gradually ekes its way out of the “Great Recession” and the employment situation slowly improves, these stocks below look to be great beneficiaries.

    Should we take a bite of more »

  • Insider Report: Frontier Communications Set To Move Higher

    By Brian Gorban - June 13, 2013 | Tickers: T, FTR, WIN

    Insider buying is widely followed due to the fact that insiders, like investors, buy shares for the same reason: their belief the stock will move higher. Below is a well followed company that recently had a large insider purchase and has me looking deeper whether or not it makes for a sound investment? As a caveat, please only consider this as a starting point in your investment research as these more »

  • 3 Value Stocks Worthy of Your Portfolio

    By Brian Gorban - May 3, 2013 | Tickers: GE, JNJ, UTX

    Outperforming the S&P 500 is no easy feat, as the vast majority of portfolios fail to meet that the goal annually. However, value investing has shown over time to be a proven strategy in meeting that goal. Below are three diversified companies that should provide returns that outperform the market in the foreseeable future.

    Is General Electric poised to move higher?  

    General Electric (NYSE: GE) is a massive conglomerate more »

  • Will These 3 Technology Stocks Serve Our Portfolio Well?

    By Brian Gorban - March 27, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, CSCO, INTC

    Finding a way to outperform the general market averages is never easy. Obviously, bonds, savings account, and/or certificates of deposits don’t look like a nice option when we see they give a negative real rate of return. Commodities continue to be excessively volatile as well. However, investing in these three technology-oriented companies below should provide returns that outperform the market in the long-run.

    Is Intel a buy?

    Semiconductor more »

  • Value Alert: 3 Well Known Companies To Buy

    By Brian Gorban - March 21, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, CSCO, INTC

    Finding a way to outperform the general market averages is never easy. Obviously, bonds, savings account, and/or certificates of deposits don’t look like a nice option when we see they give a negative real rate of return. Commodities continue to be excessively volatile as well. However, investing in these three technology-oriented companies below should provide returns that outperform the market in the long-run.

    Is Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) a more »

  • Will These 3 Technology Stocks Serve Our Portfolio Well?

    By Brian Gorban - March 18, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, CSCO, INTC

    Finding a way to outperform the general market averages is never easy. Obviously, bonds, savings account, and/or certificates of deposits don’t look like a nice option when we see they give a negative real rate of return. Commodities continue to be excessively volatile as well. However, investing in these three technology-oriented companies below should provide returns that outperform the market in the long-run.

    Is Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) a more »

  • Are These 3 Dow Stocks Still Ready To Head Higher?

    By Brian Gorban - March 12, 2013 | Tickers: GE, JNJ, PG

    Investors have been left frustrated in these unstable times trying to find the best balance possible of security and growth. Obviously, bonds, savings accounts, and/or certificates of deposits don’t look like a nice options when we see that they give us a negative real rate of return. Commodities continue to be excessively volatile as well. However, investing in diversified companies, such as these three below, should provide returns more »

  • Why Wouldn’t You Buy These Pharmaceutical Stocks?

    By Brian Gorban - March 4, 2013 | Tickers: AMGN, MRK, PFE

    Investors are always trying to find the right balance between risk andreward. I believe the following three pharmaceutical stocks below offer a nice balance: They are expected to show some nice growth, while also paying a healthy dividend that exceeds most other investment options.

    Is Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) right for you?            

    Dow component and pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is surely a juggernaut, with trailing-12-month revenue near $60 billion, and a market more »

  • Are Fast Food Restaurants Showing Great Value?

    By Brian Gorban - February 25, 2013 | Tickers: MCD, SBUX, YUM

    As consumers continue to struggle making ends meet, eating out has become less of a priority. As a result, major fast food operators have shown less-than-stellar year-over-year sales and tepid earnings forecasts. Nonetheless, some of them seem to display some nice value, and look worthy of a buy given their current values and future prospects.

    Does McDonalds (NYSE: MCD) merit a buy here?              

    Surely, you have heard of McDonalds and more »

  • Why Wouldn’t You Buy These Cash-Rich Companies?

    By Brian Gorban - February 15, 2013 | Tickers: ATVI, GRPN, ZNGA

    The balance sheet is the best financial statement to get a quick snapshot of a company’s overall financial health. It shows you accumulation of all profits, expenses, debts, and retained earnings the company has accumulated up to that point -- which makes it a great place to quickly scan for signs of a potential winning investment. With balance sheets boasting minimal to no debt and strong net cash positions, the more »

  • Should We Buy These 2 Telecom Companies?

    By Brian Gorban - February 15, 2013 | Tickers: T, CTL, VZ

    For years now, analysts have called for the gradual demise of landline phone service, as customers understandably save money by switching solely to cellular phones. That argument grew even stronger after massive landline operator CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) released disappointing earnings earlier this week. The company slashed its juicy dividend by a sizeable 26% and gave an uninspiring earnings forecast , which led to multiple downgrades and a more than 20% drop more »

  • Is 3-D Printing The Next Bubble?

    By Brian Gorban - February 12, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, ONVO, SSYS

    As an investor who started in 1997, I have been through the dot com technology, real estate, and what many are calling the current bond bubble, and I see how devastating they can be to one’s financial health. With the increasing hype and media exposure leading to massive increases in virtually anything related to 3-D printing, let's analyze the three most well-established stocks in this arena, and see more »

  • Are There Profits To Be Made With For-Profit Education Stocks?

    By Brian Gorban - February 11, 2013 | Tickers: BPI, CECO

    As the economy continues to struggle and find some stable footing, many industries are naturally suffering. Restaurants find that less people eat out when they’re worried about their next paycheck, and retailers have pretty much the same observations. So where is an investor and fellow Fool supposed to put some money to work that seems to have the potential to beat the general market indices? One recession-proof industry has more »

  • Can Following The Insiders Into These Stocks Lead To Big Rewards?

    By Brian Gorban - February 11, 2013 | Tickers: AMGN, EMC, NLNK, VMW

    One strategy that has proven to be effective over time in determining whether a stock is moving higher is insider accumulation, due to one simple reason. Insiders sell shares for a variety of reason, but they buy them, just like us, because they believe the stock will move higher. Furthermore, they have an enviable vantage point of their company's day-to-day operations, and they may also have a large investment more »

  • Should We Follow These Leaders?

    By Brian Gorban - February 4, 2013 | Tickers: ADBE, AET, MSFT, UNH

    Investors are always hard-pressed to find ways to outperform the market averages, as stocks are generally priced at their appropriate price.  However, one screening tool that has proven to be effective in determining whether a stock is moving higher is insider buying, for one simple reason: they buy stocks, just like us, to make more money. In addition, they arguably have the best view of the company, being a part more »

  • Insider Siren: Should We Follow the “Whales” Into These Stocks?

    By Brian Gorban - January 30, 2013 | Tickers: AEGR, TST

    Every person involved in the stock market will tell you time and time again that being able to outperform the general market is no easy feat. In fact, 80% of fund managers year in and year out underperform the S&P 500 and has people wondering what is a strategy worth using? One strategy that has proven to be effective over time in determining whether a stock is moving higher more »

  • 4 Solid Stocks Only For The Long-Term Investor

    By Brian Gorban - January 29, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, XOM, KMB, PG

    As the Federal Reserve uses anything and everything in its arsenal to keep record low interest rates as low as possible, investors are hard pressed to find any meaningful rate of return to stay ahead of inflation. High-quality dividend paying companies have historically been the best option; especially now as two year treasury bonds yield right near nothing while an average S&P 500 stock yields approximately 2.0%. Below more »

  • Are These Financials Winners In 2013?

    By Brian Gorban - January 17, 2013 | Tickers: AXP, JPM, TRV, WFC

    As we embark on a new year, 2013 has thus far started on fire, with the general market up approximately 4.5% in the first week alone, celebrating on a temporary fix to the “Fiscal Cliff.” Nonetheless, many investors are still on the hunt to try and find stocks with great prospects and the potential to outperform the general market. The three Dow financial stocks listed below seem to be more »

  • Companies For The Conservative Investor

    By Brian Gorban - January 14, 2013 | Tickers: CSCO, MAT, MRK

    Investors, traders, and all others involved in the stock market are always searching in hopes of finding the next stock(s) that outperform the general indexes and history has shown that it is no easy task. In fact, many studies show that actively managed funds fail to outperform the S&P 500 80% of the time and that is largely due to excessive fees, transaction costs, and failing to deviate more »

  • Will These Stable Stocks Provide Outsized Returns In 2013?

    By Brian Gorban - January 14, 2013 | Tickers: DPS, GIS, K, PEP

    As investors continue to experience market uncertainty surrounding the direction of the Federal Reserve now and whether they’ll keep interest rates near 0% until either 2013 or 2015, we are all left scratching our heads wondering where the best place for us is to put our investment capital to work. Historically speaking, consistent, stable industries are justifiably more coveted and there are few industries that fit that bill better more »

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