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  • Renovations For Your Portfolio

    By Nate Wooley - January 29, 2013 | Tickers: HD, LOW, LL

    Earlier this week I took the stand that housing is coming back. There's no doubt in my mind about that. The American economy is on its way back, and with it will come housing. After five-plus years of pain, homes are going to start selling.

    But that means more than new homes, it also means renovations. That means that, not only will new homes be built, but existing homes more »

  • “Building a Housing Portfolio”

    By Taylor Muckerman - August 6, 2012 | Tickers: MHK, SHW, TOL


    The fact that the stock market goes through boom/bust cycles is nothing new.  Famous investors from AW Jones to George Soros have vehemently stated that realizing this is imperative to becoming a successful investor.  While catching the peak or the trough isn’t always the easiest thing to do, getting in early and in the right fashion after sentiment switches can prove very fruitful to your portfolio’s gains more »

  • Betting on Infrastructure

    By Tim Brugger - March 21, 2012 | Tickers: BIP, CAT, DE, NSC, UNP

    There’s nothing sexy or glamorous about investing in infrastructure. There aren’t new product roll-outs on a weekly basis that change the world as we know it. Nah, these are the companies that quietly go about the business of providing needed highway construction, energy generation, transportation and the heavy machinery needed to accomplish all of this. Nothing too exciting there for investors, right?

    On the contrary, there's actually more »

  • Home Depot: Great Quarter But Does Upside Remain?

    By Tim Brugger - February 21, 2012 | Tickers: HD, LOW

    Home Depot’s (NYSE: HD) earnings announcement was nothing if not spectacular. Yeah, they beat analyst expectations but even more importantly the company obliterated sales, margins and earnings vs. Q4 of 2010. The result was pre-market trading ended with a 3% jump in share price. And then something interesting happened on the way to the party, investors grabbed their 1.5% or 2% and got out. Hmm.

    HD remains in more »

  • Stock Upgrades And Downgrades From 2011/12/14

    By DividendYields - December 13, 2011 | Tickers: APKT, MO, AMWD, AVP, DHI, DMAN, SI, TOL, VLTR

    Upgrades and downgrades are positive (negative) changes in the rating of a security. An upgrade is usually triggered by a steady improvement in the fundamentals and financials of the entity that has issued the security. Downgrade ratings are vice versa. Changes in the analyst rating could hit the company’s stock price significantly. Watch out the current rating decisions. Here is a current list of recent company upgrades and downgrades more »

  • A Sea of Green?

    By Kelley Ryan - December 13, 2011 | Tickers: AMRC, BAMXF, WM

    Nothing feels better than when a company you have invested in not only makes you some cash, but also does something for the greater good. It could be a large donation to a relief fund or making the switch to environmentally friendly packaging. Even better than these glimpses of goodness, however, is finding money-making investments whose main purpose is positive change. It doesn't happen very often, but every once more »