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The 4 Stocks That Lifted the Market

July 18, 2014: Markets opened higher on Friday, reversing the nasty smackdown of Thursday. All three major indexes are headed for a strong finish to the week. Shortly before closing ...
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The 4 Stocks That Sank the Market

July 17, 2014: Markets opened lower on Thursday following a weak report on U.S. housing starts offsetting a stronger-than-expected report on new claims for jobless benefits. The news of a ...
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The 4 Stocks That Dominated the Market

July 14, 2014: Markets opened higher on Monday as every sector posted a gain for the day, led by telecoms up by more than 1%. There was no economic news ...
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Forget DJIA 17,000 — Only 11 Stocks Can Easily Make DJIA 20,000

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) has finally hit the 17,000 mark! This is after new highs have been hit many times in 2014. Though 17,000 may not be a ...
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The 4 Stocks That Tanked the Market

June 24, 2014: Markets opened mixed again on Tuesday with the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite once more starting the day with a small gain. The S&P 500 put up an intra-day ...
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The 10 Stocks That Will Lead the DJIA to 20,000

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) has recently hit new highs, and the reading of 17,000 is now within striking distance. Another milestone is also not that far out of range ...
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The 4 Stocks That Dominated the Market

June 17, 2014: Markets opened lower on Tuesday after a weakish report on single-family housing starts and a bigger increase in the consumer price index than economists had been expecting. ...
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The 4 Stocks That Tanked the Market

June 11, 2014: Markets opened lower on Wednesday and equities got a further beating following the slight drops on Tuesday. More profit-taking was partly the reason, but the World Bank ...
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The 4 Stocks That Tanked the Market

June 3, 2014: Markets opened slightly lower on Tuesday and never really recovered. Trading was moderate again today and the index losses were small in most sectors. Shortly before the ...
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How Barron’s Drove the DJIA to All-Time Highs on Monday

This past weekend's edition of Barron's may be solely responsible for driving the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) to new highs on Monday. The Dow hit a new high of ...
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America’s 10 Most Familiar Brands

To be familiar with a brand means a deeper level of engagement than simple awareness. It implies knowing something about a brand other than its name. It is also not ...
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The 4 Stocks That Lifted the Market

May 23, 2014: Markets opened higher on Friday and closed out a week that saw feeble trading volume, but decent weekly gains for the major indexes. The Nasdaq is headed ...
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The 4 Stocks That Chilled the Market

May 20, 2014: Markets opened lower on Tuesday and spent the whole trading day in the red. There was no economic news of note today, but sour earnings from a ...
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The 4 Stocks That Breathed Life into the Dow

May 16, 2014: Markets opened lower on Friday and bounced around the break-even line until about 3 p.m., when the direction turned decidedly positive. The 10-year Treasury yield rose a ...
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Big Portfolio Changes for Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has released its holdings as of the end of the first quarter of 2014. We were originally not expecting many major changes to the portfolio. ...
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