Needless to say, the Federal debt ceiling issue is now dominating the news wires, and although investors have so far been confident that some deal would be reached, the late hour is starting to spook some. After being given a glimmer of hope last week, we learned after last Friday’s close that the debt debates had fallen apart, leaving investors squirming about what this critical week ahead of us would bring.

smartindale / Tag: BIDU, BRCM, ETF, IDU, IYC, IYE, IYF, IYH, IYJ, IYK, IYM, iyw, IYZ, linkedin, long/short, ROC, sector-rotation, sectors, VALE / 0 Comments

Today, 5 stocks rated Strong Buys by Sabrient Systems jumped after 2nd quarter earnings results. (RSH's stock jumped due to a deal with Verizon.)

DPZ +4.33%

CMI +3.90%

BIDU +5.00%

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%&$#?@! the Government

By David Brown, Chief Market Strategist, Sabrient Systems

david / Tag: AAPL, CAT, CMI, HAL, IBM, JNJ, KO, MSFT, PRGO, T / 0 Comments

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) has been under investigation for nearly a year  due its "questionable" accounting practices and frequent restatements. Anthony H. Catanach Jr. & J. Edward Ketz, two college professors, think GMCR will be going down hard before too long. Their verdict:

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ETF Periscope: In Flux and Out of Time: Could Washington Really Blow Debt-Ceiling Deadline?

by Daniel Sckolnik of ETF Persicope

“Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not overdo it.”  -- Lao Tzu

daniel / Tag: DJIA, ETF, EU, SPX, VIX, VIXX / 0 Comments

As the market has shown renewed strength, Technology and Energy have been leaders. Apple (AAPL) gave a stellar earnings report and hit another record high. IBM (IBM) also chipped in this week with a great report. However, Yahoo!

smartindale / Tag: AAPL, AUY, CRUS, ETF, IDU, IYC, IYE, IYF, IYH, IYJ, IYK, IYM, iyw, IYZ, linkedin, long/short, ROC, sector-rotation, sectors / 0 Comments

Banks are the Market's Ball-and-Chain

By David Brown, Chief Market Strategist, Sabrient Systems

david / Tag: AAPL, AMD, BAC, C, CAT, CBOU, CBST, GE, GOOG, GS, HOLI, IBM, INTC, JPM, KO, MDF, MSFT, NEM, PRG, sectors, T, YHOO / 0 Comments

ETF Periscope:   Will these Little PIIGYS Tank the Market?

by Daniel Sckolnik of ETF Persicope

Have you seen the little piggies crawling in the dirt?” -- Lennon and McCartney

If you would have followed the old adage “sell in May, then go away,” you would have saved yourself a lot of anxiety, at least as far as the equity market is concerned.

daniel / Tag: DJIA, ECB, ETF, EUO, FXE, IMF, PIIGS, SPX, VGK / 0 Comments
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The Sabrient Insider Sentiment Index (NYSE Arca: SBRIN) identifies 100 stocks that reflect favorable corporate insider buying trends and recent earnings estimate increases by Wall Street analysts.

  • This index is tracked by the Guggenheim Insider Sentiment ETF (NYSE Arca: NFO). NFO is rated 5 STARs by Morningstar, the highest possible rating.

Here is a link to Morningstar's page on NFO.

walter / Tag: Morningstar, NFO / 0 Comments

The Market Gives Back . . .

By David Brown, Chief Market Strategist, Sabrient Systems

david / Tag: AA, C, CPA, CPX, GOOG, JPM, LRCX, RBN / 0 Comments

ETF Periscope: Will Good Earnings Trump the Sour Economy?

by Daniel Sckolnik of ETF Persicope

“It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.”  --  Albert Camus

daniel / Tag: DJIA, ETF / 0 Comments
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Market Takes a Breather after Last Week’s Sprint

By David Brown, Chief Market Strategist, Sabrient Systems

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ETF Periscope: Irrational Exuberance of a Bullish Persuasion

by Daniel Sckolnik of ETF Persicope

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies.” -- Groucho Marx

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On Thursday June 30, 2011, Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) distributed 100% of its interest in Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) to its shareholders. Holders of MRO stock as 5 pm on June 27th should add to their portfolios 1 share of MPC for every 2 shares of MRO they own.

For Sabrient customers, this change will be reflected in today's Investor's (H)edge and Earnings Busters portfolio updates as well as the Baker's Dozen.

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Today, two stocks held in Sabrient's Stock Trader's Blueprint Portfolio, Frontier Oil (FTO) and Holly Corp. (HOC), merged to form HollyFrontier Corp. (HFC). Yesterday FTO closed at $32.31 and HOC closed at $67.54. Today HFC opened at $69.00 and finished trading at $71.86 --higher than the previous value of either stock, for a gain of 3.54%.

walter / Tag: energy, FTO, HFC, HOC / 0 Comments

Walter Gault, Sabrient's communications editor, has picked 4 energy stocks you might want to consider for your portfolio.  Each has have exceptional projected earnings and is trading at a low price -- in other words, GARP stocks -- Growth At a Reasonable Price -- in the Energy sector.

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