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Remember Cbeyond Incorporated (NASDAQ/CBEY)? This growing technology company is doing great in this market and despite its high valuation, just keeps on going up. I first wrote about this company in this column in September of last year. The stock was trading around $25.00 per share. Now, the…

Everyone knows that I like Huron Consulting Group Incorporated (NASDAQ/HURN), as I've written about this company a lot in this column. The stock just hit a new all-time high of over $70.00 per share; more than triple its value when the stock was first listed for trading. This…

It won't be too long before we get a look at first quarter earnings. The Street is anxiously awaiting corporate earnings reports. Even though the market's in a lackluster state right now, I think it has held up extremely well. After the big move last year, it is…

It all comes down to owning the right stocks. Sure, it helps to have a roaring bull market at your back, but major market moves don't happen all that often. Consider the Internet sector driving technology stocks into a major bubble just a few short years ago. Sometimes,…

Other than the flowers, there isn't much to get excited about right now. In other words, don't expect much from the stock market over the near term. It's no longer earnings season, so the stock market will be disproportionately affected by economic news. Everyone's focused on the slowing…

Last Thursday, Motorola Inc. (NYSE/MOT) fell to two-year lows after more disappointing sales guidance and changes to its management team. The world's second biggest cell phone maker shocked investors after predicting that its first quarter sales would be at least $1 billion short of its previous estimates. While…

Imagine this headline, "Canada -- an emerging military power!" I know. I can already hear you cracking up at the idea that Canada could be perceived as such. Well, perhaps in a parallel universe! But, military power or not, that doesn't mean that Canada doesn't know how to…

Given that markets are currently sitting at multi-year or record highs, you may not want to take on significant positions because of the uncertainties and threat if downside weakness. The fact is buying large positions will expose your capital to downside risk. To help minimize the risk and…

Just when I thought Open Solutions (NASDAQ/OPEN) couldn't be doing any better on the stock market, the company decides to sell itself in a "going private" transaction. Clearly, this is a big loss for the stock market. It's not a loss in the trading sense, but a huge…

Until about a week or so ago, I thought Canada was perhaps one of the safest places in the world. The revelation about the homegrown security threat crushed that little illusion of mine into smithereens. And, although I still refuse to join in on the fear mongering, the…

In a highly anticipated Initial Public Offering (IPO) recently, Vonage Holdings Corp., the market innovator and leader in the area of Voice over Internet Protocol or VoIP, is set to made its debut on the big stage. Vonage's IPO (NYSE/VG) showed tremendous interest in the market as investors…

Here's an interesting company that's in the lighting business. This company has many of the attributes that I like to see in an investment opportunity. The company has innovative, class- leading products; it is growing financially and is garnering an increasing following from institutional investors. The company is…

This Friday past, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 both broke below their 200-day moving average. Meanwhile, the NASDAQ is close to its low for the year. Given what my technical indicators are telling me, the stock market could be on the verge of a…