Money Matters - Simplified

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5 Superball Stocks

 
 In my recurring Fool column, "Get Ready for the Bounce," we search for future winners in a pile of 52-week losers. But do we really need to sit around for a whole year, waiting for a fallen stock to bounce back?

 

Will Fiserv Fall Short Next Quarter?

 

There's no foolproof way to know the future for Fiserv (Nasdaq: FISV) or any other company. However, certain clues may help you see potential stumbles before they happen -- and before your stock craters as a result. Rest assured: Even if you're not monitoring these metrics, short-sellers are.




The Money Men Are Selling Rackspace Hosting

 

Is Rackspace Hosting (NYSE: RAX) headed higher, or lower? That's the question we ask when we evaluate insider buying and selling. We ask because how executives spend their paychecks is often a reflection of what they think of their companies' prospects.




Is a Revenue Miss Coming for St. Jude Medical?

 

There's no foolproof way to know the future for St. Jude Medical (NYSE: STJ) or any other company. However, certain clues may help you see potential stumbles before they happen -- and before your stock craters as a result. Rest assured: Even if you're not monitoring these metrics, short-sellers are.




The Next Big Video Game Buyout

 Viacom (NYSE: VIA) is pulling a Yoko Ono and breaking up the band. The media giant revealed last week that it would sell Rock Band developer Harmonix. Viacom's cutting the cord on the company behind the once-popular rhythmic music games with guitar, drum, and microphone controllers.

 

Netflix Knocks Android

 We already know that it's just a matter of time before Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) pops up on Android-fueled smartphones and tablets. Just last month, Netflix made its debut on Google's (Nasdaq:GOOG) nascent Google TV. What about consumers snapping up Android wireless handsets? Will they get entertainment on the go, or be doomed to eventually fuse to their Cheetos-stained sofas?

 

Are Shorts Watching This Number at Goodrich?

 There's no foolproof way to know the future for Goodrich (NYSE: GR) or any other company. However, certain clues may help you see potential stumbles before they happen -- and before your stock craters as a result. Rest assured: Even if you're not monitoring these metrics, short-sellers are.

 

4 Dividend Stocks Showing You the Money

 Dividend checks continue to get fatter Corporate America, as more companies jack up their distribution rates.

Readers of the Income Investor newsletter can certainly appreciate that kind of thinking. Let's take a closer look at some of the companies that inched their payouts higher this past week.

Your Android Phone May Never Get Netflix

 

The Xbox 360 has it. Sony's (NYSE: SNE) PS3 and Nintendo's (OTC BB: NTDOY.PK) Wii have it. The iPhone has it and Windows 7 had it before it launched: Netflix(Nasdaq: NFLX). Android users are patiently waiting to get Netflix support on their devices as well -- and some may wait forever. Netflix said that some Androids will get access and some won't. Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), are you listening?




The Motley Fool's Weekly Editors' Picks

 Fools were out and about this week in an investing world jampacked with actions and ideas. Here are three articles you might find useful as you decide how to invest your money.