• Stocks are at Record Highs—but You Can Still Find Growth, Safely

    By Adem Tahiri - March 8, 2013 | Tickers: AGCO, DVYE, EWC, POT, RBL

    With the stock market at record highs, should you be loading up—or should you lock in gains?

    And like most good questions, there’s not a simple answer.  On one hand, S&P 500 companies grew earnings 6% in the most recent quarter. On the other hand, GDP only rose a scant 0.01%, and much of the corporate earnings “growth” was from cost cutting—not top line revenue more »

  • Russia Looks Rich and Cheap

    By Victor Lai - March 7, 2013 | Tickers: ERUS, RSX, RBL

    Russia has much more to offer than stiff vodka and comaraderie.

  • Alcoa Struggles While Chalco Expands in Indonesia

    By Peter Pham - December 28, 2012 | Tickers: AA, ACH, ASEA, RBL

    Alcoa’s (NYSE: AA) stock fell by almost 3% on Wednesday 19th December after Moody’s started a review of Alcoa’s downgrade after a year over year 22% slump in aluminum prices in the third quarter. The company’s current rating is Baa3, i.e., one step away from "junk." Alcoa has cut its smelting capacity by 12% and expects to incur restructuring charges of ~$160 million in more »