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Will Apple and Amazon Kill Netflix?

 The rest of the dot-com darlings took too long to take onNetflix (Nasdaq: NFLX). Now, as the video-rental giant grows increasingly dominant, would-be usurpers are getting aggressive.

 

Rising Stars Buy: Telefonica

 This article is part of our Rising Stars Portfolios series. You think 10% unemployment is bad? Try 20% -- that's the unemployment number right now in Spain, one of the many Eurozone countries getting dragged down by anemic growth, massive debt, and a rigid labor market. And now that Ireland has officially accepted an EU/IMF bailout for roughly $90 billion in external support, many speculators think Spain might be the next domino to fall.

 

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.

 

Is CME Group a Sell?

 Should you sell CME Group (Nasdaq: CME) today? The decision to sell a stock you've researched and followed for months or years is never easy. If you fall in love with your stock holdings, you risk becoming vulnerable to confirmation bias -- listening only to information that supports your theories, and rejecting any contradictions.

 

Rocket Stock or Dud?

 "The bigger they are, the harder they fall." It's the worst nightmare of every investor in today's market -- buying a rocket stock just before it takes a nosedive.

 

SuperMedia 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.


Time to Sell Ingersoll-Rand?

 Should you sell Ingersoll-Rand (NYSE: IR)today? The decision to sell a stock you've researched and followed for months or years is never easy. If you fall in love with your stock holdings, you risk becoming vulnerable to confirmation bias -- listening only to information that supports your theories, and rejecting any contradictions.

 

SMART Technologies 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.


5 Beaten-Down Stocks Actually Worth Buying

 One man's trash, they say, is another man's treasure. For investors that are willing to hold their noses and go dumpster diving, this can certainly be true in the stock market. Those that have tuned in for a few of my columns know that my usual modus operandi is to find high-quality companies that show love for their investors through dividends. And while strong dividend payers do make up most of my portfolio, my holdings aren't quite that one-dimensional.

 

Why Did My Stock Just Die?

 Your stock just took a nosedive -- but don't panic. First, let's see whether it had good reason to fall. Sometimes, panic-fueled drops can make excellent buying opportunities. Here's the latest crop of cratered stocks that could provide a possibility for profit: