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What’s Driving These Dividend Stocks?

What’s Driving These Dividend Stocks?

Dividend stocks are generally not among fast movers, but Blueknight Energy Partners (NASDAQ: BKEP) and National Research Corporation (NASDAQ: NRCIB) are going against this pattern and have registered smart gains in the recent past. Apart from cash dividends, these companies have rewarded shareholders through other measures such as stock dividends which makes them interesting plays. […]

By April 20, 2014 Read More →
Software Company Poised to Continue Higher

Software Company Poised to Continue Higher

By: Matt Rego Technology stocks have not been faring well in recent weeks. In fact, along with other momentum sectors like biotech, investors have been heading to the exits. This can be a little worrisome due to the fact that the performers that have been leading the markets higher are struggling and lagging broader markets. […]

By April 19, 2014 Read More →
Dehaier Shares Dilution Could Be an Overhang

Dehaier Shares Dilution Could Be an Overhang

Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: DHRM) announced last month that it has substantially completed the purchase agreement with institutions for the sale 734,700 common shares for a price offering of $9.12 per share. It has also issued warrants to purchase shares totaling 220,410 at an exercise price of $11.86 per share. The gross proceeds of […]

By April 18, 2014 Read More →
Add These High Yielders to Your Income Portfolio

Add These High Yielders to Your Income Portfolio

Regular dividend paying stocks add stability to an equity portfolio and as such they are serious contenders for consideration by portfolio managers. Fundamentally solid stocks with a reasonable earnings growth prospective usually make cut on the though criterion used by managers who manage several millions, if not billions, in assets. Retail investors can drop the […]

By April 18, 2014 Read More →
When Will This Stock Bottom?

When Will This Stock Bottom?

By: Matt Rego It is no secret that 2013 was a struggle for retail stocks. The continued sluggish recovery and abnormally short holiday shopping season really squeezed sales and earnings in return. Consumers are continuing to stick to bargain hunting and are much more careful of their money management since the recession. While this is […]

By April 18, 2014 Read More →

People

Current Use of Public Transit Matches 1950′s Use

Current Use of Public Transit Matches 1950′s Use

Americans are now riding public buses, trains and subways more than during any time since 1956. According to the American Public Transportation Association, Americans took 10.7 billion trips on public transportation in 2013 – the highest annual public transit ridership in 57 years and the eighth straight year those rides exceeded 10 billion. In fact, […]

By April 8, 2014 Read More →
What Happened to TV’s First Marijuana Ad?

What Happened to TV’s First Marijuana Ad?

Earlier this month, media outlets including CNN, ABC News and Time magazine confirmed certain U.S. markets would soon view the nation’s first marijuana television ad. According to the sources, a commercial for MarijuanaDoctors.com was set to air on stations including Fox, CNN and ESPN in New Jersey. The one-minute spot, which appears on YouTube, features […]

By April 2, 2014 Read More →
Income Inequality: Why You Should Get Used to This Debate

Income Inequality: Why You Should Get Used to This Debate

By Lennox Yieke Income inequality is no longer a topic reserved to the exclusive domain of left-leaning discourse that typically clamors for social equality and opposes social hierarchy. At the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos, income inequality, which has previously been discussed in earlier WEF meetings, though in a perfunctory fashion, took on a […]

By March 27, 2014 Read More →
Congressman Proposes Free Money for Every American Child

Congressman Proposes Free Money for Every American Child

If one congressman has his way, the government will soon give money to every American child as a way to fight economic inequality for future generations. On March 4, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY) announced a plan to help American families build savings for their children’s futures. The legislation would create a long-term savings account for […]

By March 17, 2014 Read More →
E-cigarettes The next to be regulated… But how?

E-cigarettes The next to be regulated… But how?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration defines an e-cigarette as a battery-operated device that turns nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals into a vapor that can be inhaled. Notice the absence of the terms tobacco or smoke. Thus lies the controversy, as “vapers” (as electronic-cigarette users prefer to be called) are termed smokers and their devices […]

By January 24, 2014 Read More →

Technology

Facebook’s Oculus Bet Is a Compelling Long-Term Play

Facebook’s Oculus Bet Is a Compelling Long-Term Play

By Lennox Yieke Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) has centered in debate over the past several months. From the investment standpoint, the stock has delivered great returns since its IPO, despite suffering momentary downward swings. Regulatory documents filed March 31 reveal that CEO Mark Zuckerberg made $3.3 billion by exercising stock options in 2013, a year after […]

By April 14, 2014 Read More →
Android Now Dominates the Tablet Space

Android Now Dominates the Tablet Space

The popularity of tablets surged in 2013, leaving some to speculate the portable computing device may soon overtake even smartphones in market share. And although Apple created the market with the introduction of its iPad just four years ago, Android devices are now dominating the space, according to recent reports from Gartner Inc. In 2013, […]

By March 13, 2014 Read More →
Apple’s Mobile Payments Could Disrupt the E-Payments Market

Apple’s Mobile Payments Could Disrupt the E-Payments Market

Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) iBeacon mobile payment system is set to disrupt the e-payments market according to developments. Veteran players in the market are already seeking partnership in the project after sensing some serious threat from the iPhone maker’s new payments system. Reports indicate that PayPal has already expressed interest in Apple’s iBeacon payment system. […]

By February 16, 2014 Read More →
BlackBerry Sues Typo Products Over Keyboard Case

BlackBerry Sues Typo Products Over Keyboard Case

iPhone users, who over the past seven years have reluctantly converted from BlackBerry, are lauding the newly released Typo keyboard case, so much so that the product displayed at the 2014 CES  has already drawn a lawsuit from its likely inspiration. BlackBerry filed a patent infringement suit against Typo Products and its iPhone case that […]

By February 10, 2014 Read More →
Mayer Unveils New Yahoo Products at 2014 CES

Mayer Unveils New Yahoo Products at 2014 CES

Yahoo drew an enormous crowd at its debut appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where CEO Marissa Mayer unveiled several new products, including a predictive search technology for smartphones that will compete against Google Inc.’s comparable product. Mayer, speaking on the on the first day of the 2014 CES January 7, announced […]

By February 6, 2014 Read More →

Liftstyle

Home Gaming Archive Puts Classics at Your Fingertips

Home Gaming Archive Puts Classics at Your Fingertips

For millions of Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers, mention of a video-game console arouses images of classic 8-bit favorites such as Donkey Kong, Frogger, Pac-Man and Space Invaders – available on old favorites like Atari 2600, ColecoVision and Odyssey. But unlike today’s models, the original home consoles didn’t last for decades – especially when Junior spilled […]

By January 12, 2014 Read More →
Black Sails

Black Sails

The upcoming Starz-original series Black Sails hasn’t even debuted yet, but creators Jon Steinberg and Robert Levine have already scored a second season. Many have barely –if ever – heard of the drama, but it was such a hit at the San Diego Comic-Con in July, Starz immediately renewed the show. What’s all the buzz […]

By December 29, 2013 Read More →
10 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

10 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

Entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs-at-heart love grabbing hold of that rare book that reinvigorates their spirits and inspires them to push further in their career endeavors. While much business literature is available, only the few truly offer entrepreneurs the courage to delve deep and find the drive to make things happen in their companies and their worlds. […]

By December 26, 2013 Read More →
10 All-time Greatest Romance Novels

10 All-time Greatest Romance Novels

We call them bodice busters. Romance novels, those guilty literary pleasures with covers depicting bulging biceps wrapped around busty damsels, usually in distress of some type. But the romance novel is nothing to induce shame. Those buxom heroines with perfectly tousled hair are in many ways powerful women. As novelist Jayne Ann Krentz explains, “Readers […]

By December 23, 2013 Read More →
2013′s Best Young Adult Novels

2013′s Best Young Adult Novels

Young adult literature is always popular—not only among teens looking to read something more stimulating than Beowulf and King Lear, but also among adults who just can’t get enough heartwarming easy-reads, regardless of their years. There’s no need for shame when browsing the shelves for young-adult fiction. In fact, some incredible stories are written for […]

By December 23, 2013 Read More →

OTHER GREAT STUFF

Can TPLM and RLOC Continue Their Growth Streak?

Can TPLM and RLOC Continue Their Growth Streak?

Companies with a proven track record in terms of top line growth are often excellent choices for growth oriented portfolios. These are tried and tested plays that are often on institutional investors’ radar and offer relatively steady financial performance. However, apart from the steady performers, investors can look at plays where growth is emerging or […]

By April 17, 2014 Read More →
Big Growth, Big Buy

Big Growth, Big Buy

By: Matt Rego As we enter the second quarter, we reflect on a busy and certainly a wakeup call of a first quarter. Investors were reminded that this bull market is aged and that it is important to not be greedy. The issue with Russia, Crimea and the Ukraine is also a reminder that global […]

By April 17, 2014 Read More →
Get Ready for High Rides in BTG and PENX

Get Ready for High Rides in BTG and PENX

Companies at near turnaround situations are known for rewarding investors with excellent risk adjusted returns. This includes entities where top line growth does not regularly translate into profits. These companies are often excellent choices as turnaround plays and elimination of some impediments can work wonders. Vantage Drilling Company (NYSE: VTG) and Penford Corporation (NASDAQ: PENX) […]

By April 17, 2014 Read More →