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3 Reasons to Buy BP Today


Tumultuous times have offered some of the best opportunities to buy stocks, and the market's recent mess surely qualifies. Although oil and gas giant BP(NYSE: BP) has been battered heavily following its Gulf oil spill, many investors expect better times ahead.

3 Stocks Making a Comeback


With all the volatility in the markets today, there's no shortage of market seers trying to call a bottom. Even Ben Bernanke has weighed in and called a bottom not once, but twice. And with the Federal Reserve acknowledging that what many are calling a recovery has slowed, some economists and market analysts argue that the worst is yet to come.

This Just In: Upgrades and Downgrades

At The Motley Fool, we poke plenty of fun at Wall Street analysts and their endless cycle of upgrades, downgrades, and "initiating coverage at neutral." So you might think we'd be the last people to give virtual ink to such "news." And we would be -- if that were all we were doing.

This Just In: Upgrades and Downgrades


At The Motley Fool, we poke plenty of fun at Wall Street analysts and their endless cycle of upgrades, downgrades, and "initiating coverage at neutral." So you might think we'd be the last people to give virtual ink to such "news." And we would be -- if that were all we were doing.

7 Market Myths Exposed


If pushed, I would say that I'm a stock-market contrarian. In other words, I prefer to ignore conventional wisdom and go against the herd.

Technically, Altria Is a Buy


We examined Altria (NYSE: MO) using Moving Average Convergence-Divergence (MACD), which is one of the most popular and long-used technical analysis indicators. Technical analysis is the field of buying and selling stocks not based on the underlying merits of a company, but rather on the patterns and formulas around its price movements.

Show Me the Money, PepsiCo


Although headlines still spray earnings figures all over the media every day, many investors have moved past net earnings as a measure of a company's economic output. That's because earnings are very often less trustworthy than cash flow, since earnings are more open to manipulation based on dubious judgment calls.

America's Next Top Growth Stock


Growth stocks are the beauties of the stock world, plain and simple. They're exciting, they have good stories, and they can make you a lot of money.

Dream Stocks for Energy Investors


Investors are always hunting for the next big stock -- the dream stock whose price increases several times over when the market finally discovers it. It's easy to look back and discover the 10 best stocks of the past decade. But I'm more interested in the tools that can help me evaluate tomorrow's greatest companies.

3 Lifeboat Stocks


With the market down about 10% over the past three months, and concerns over Europe's debt crisis, China's slowing economy, and the BP spill still in the forefront of news, investors have every right to be concerned. To survive this downturn, you should be asking yourself, "Are my stocks lifeboats, ready to save me, or wreckage sending me to the bottom?


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