This Week on StockHouse May 28 to June 1

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ChuckWoolery posts to StockHouse BullBoards! That story and more appeared in this week’s Top Five (http://www.stockhouse.ca/shfn/article.asp?edtID=19780).

One of the most active BullBoards this week was Tyler Resources (TSX: V.TYS), which boosted the resource estimate at its copper-zinc property in Mexico. Reporter Sean Mason got the lowdown on the reaction (http://www.stockhouse.ca/shfn/article.asp?edtID=19786).

Don Rodgers chose to follow up his prior Trading Discipline column about the Level II tool with another edition comparing different Level II screens (http://www.stockhouse.ca/shfn/article.asp?edtID=19771).

While Danny Deadlock said that investors should measure the value of High Arctic Energy Trust (TSX: T.HWO.UN) as a speculative oil and gas services play (http://www.stockhouse.ca/shfn/article.asp?edtID=19772), rather than as an income trust. He cautioned readers that the company faces a lawsuit over services performed.

With the hullabaloo in the junior mining sector, how should an investor choose a winner? Institutional Research Partners profiled their five favourite names (http://www.stockhouse.ca/shfn/article.asp?edtID=19776) in this week’s Micro-cap Spotlight.

Nominal prices keep rising, and pushing markets higher. This week the S&P 500 closed at is highest level in seven years. But inflation is distorting real price gains (http://www.stockhouse.ca/shfn/article.asp?edtID=19779), said Steven Saville.

One of the often cited reasons for the market’s gains is the recent spate of merger and acquisition activity. Leon Hamerling and J. Paul focused on an acquisition (http://www.stockhouse.ca/shfn/article.asp?edtID=19781) by Genzyme (NASDAQ: GENZ) of a partner firm, and the unusual trading activity in shares of that company prior to the announcement.

The Securities Sleuth, Mark McNair, reported this week that AmerisourceBergen (NYSE: ABC) was in trouble (http://www.stockhouse.ca/shfn/article.asp?edtID=19782) with the Drug Enforcement Agency.

In the second edition of the new Money Savvy column, certified financial planner Lawrence Laderoute advised that some debt (http://www.stockhouse.ca/shfn/article.asp?edtID=19785) is really, really good.

While small-cap stocks have outperformed the S&P 500 since 2000, Don Vialoux said investors should consider taking profits from their Russell 2000 ETFs (http://www.stockhouse.ca/shfn/article.asp?edtID=19787).

And after a lull, the IPO market appears to be enjoying a small revival. Jon Ogg said the EMC (NYSE: EMC) spinoff, VMWare (NYSE: VMW) is the one to watch (http://www.stockhouse.ca/shfn/article.asp?edtID=19788).

Some investors don’t have a lot of time for portfolio research, so Financially Fit’s Nancy Zambell wrote about how to set up a lazy portfolio (http://www.stockhouse.ca/shfn/article.asp?edtID=19793).

Many computer users have benefited from the drop in prices for DRAM (http://www.stockhouse.ca/shfn/article.asp?edtID=19794). The other beneficiaries, write Totally Technology columnists Leon Hamerling and J. Paul, are big PC makers like Dell (NASDAQ: DELL).

STANDUP Advice columnist John J. De Goey compared NHL team owners and mutual fund managers (http://www.stockhouse.ca/shfn/editorial.asp?edtID=19792).