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The Smart Fix for Index Funds

 Millions of investors have taken advantage of index investing to produce low-cost, market-matching returns for decades. And with some new innovations in indexing, one of its major shortcomings may soon become a thing of the past.

The Smart Money Says to Buy American Eagle Outfitters


Is American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO) 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.

 

5 Stocks the Hedge Fund Greats Love

 In 1993, Money World asked Warren Buffet what advice he'd give a new investment manager. "I'd tell him to do exactly what I did 40-odd years ago," Buffett said, "which is to learn about every company in the United States that has publically traded securities."

 

Is This Highflier Due for a Crash?

 

I'm a believer in growth stocks. As an analyst for our Motley Fool Rule Breakers service, I think you should be a believer, too. But even I have to admit some growth stories are bogus, hence this regular series.




The Unlikely Bear Case for MIPS Technologies

MIPS Technlogies

 Is MIPS Technologies (Nasdaq: MIPS) 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.

 

The Smart Money Says to Sell Apple

 Is Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) 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.

3 Unbelievable Bargains to Buy Right Now

 Which companies are tomorrow's big winners? In our ongoing series, I'm chatting with Fool analysts and advisors to find out the stocks on their watchlists and the catalysts that would induce them to buy. By the end of today's article, you'll get three companies that the man in charge of training our analysts thinks you should be watching and three that he recently bought for his personal portfolio.

 

CPI International Shares Popped: What You Need to Know

 Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.


China Nepstar Shares Plunged: What You Need to Know

 Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.


How Cheap Is Dish Network's Stock by the Numbers?

 Numbers can lie -- but they're the best first step in determining whether a stock is a buy. In this series, we use some carefully chosen metrics to size up a stock's true value based on the following clues: