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Small-Caps

Super Bowl Shock: How This Small-Cap Stole the Show

By Jonathan Rodriguez - Feb 22, 2017

Super Bowl ad spots can often result in a tangible boost in share price for well-known companies. But this year, the biggest Super Bowl-driven stock pop is a little-known small cap.

Warren Buffett

Buffett’s Letter to Shareholders (a Week Early)

By Martin Hutchinson - Feb 21, 2017

Warren Buffett’s annual letter to shareholders will hit in a few days. For the first time ever, Buffett will address the performance of Precision Castparts Corp. This is a really big deal.

Security

Uptick in Police Surveillance Tech Sparks New Opportunity

By Jonathan Rodriguez - Feb 16, 2017

One local government just paid a small fortune for a powerful spy tool. And the stock that owns the technology has generated 307% gains since 2012.

Taxes

How to Play Trump’s Tax Policy in One Move

By Jonathan Rodriguez - Feb 15, 2017

If President Trump is successful in reducing the corporate tax rate to 15% or 20%, hundreds of millions of dollars will flow into the restaurant industry. Here’s why Dinequity Inc. (DIN) is poised to benefit the most.

Friday Charts

Amazon, Online Bookseller Turned Retail Monster

By Louis Basenese - Feb 10, 2017

If mobile is eating the world now, Amazon’s going to eat everything next.

Earnings

Two Simple Ways to Decipher Earnings Announcements

By Louis Basenese - Feb 1, 2017

Earnings season is now officially in high gear. It started in earnest last week and continues this week, with over 250 companies set to report. So what earnings stats should we focus on to help determine future stock prices?

Bacteria

Where Would We Be Without Bacteria?

By David Dittman - Jan 23, 2017

Recent research has shed a lot of new light on the role of bacteria in human life, in the very beginning and at the cutting edge of modern bioengineering.

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity: The Alarming Truth About This Cyberweapon

By David Dittman - Jan 20, 2017

Today, Donald Trump inherits control over the country’s burgeoning cyberweapon arsenal that pierced Iran’s nuclear centrifuges. But the cyber threats to our own freedom and security are just as grave — and we’ll have to “imagine big” in order to protect ourselves.

Climate Change

Are We Headed for Another Ice Age?

By David Dittman - Jan 18, 2017

A huge crack threatens to leave a chunk of ice the size of Delaware floating off from Antarctica. It’s a fascinating development. But it’s not necessarily a “climate change” phenomenon.

Healthcare

Purdue: Drug Company or Genocidal Maniac?

By David Dittman - Jan 13, 2017

What do you do when a pharmaceutical company creates a drug that doesn’t do what it says, the FDA approves it… and then thousands of people die?

Politics

The Two-Party System is Dying… But What Will Replace It?

By David Dittman - Jan 12, 2017

Trump’s election represents a rejection of our country’s bipartisan hubris. But what new ideas will replace the old as the two-party system slowly dies?

Obesity

Is Stephen Hawking Full of Sh*t?

By David Dittman - Jan 4, 2017

Stephen Hawking may know more about cosmology, general relativity, and quantum gravity than anyone on Earth — but his reductionist theory on obesity is full of potholes.