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JPMorgan Lost $6 Billion? Buy! Buy! Buy!

In May, JP Morgan Chase spooked investors with news that it had racked up $2 billion worth of losses on derivatives trades. Then last week we learned that the loses were much worse -- and the markets sighed with relief.

3 Investing Questions You May Be Too Embarrassed to Ask

When it comes to investing, no question is stupid, and no question is simple. Indeed, it's the ones that may appear to be the most obvious that can be the most important -- and the ones that people are often too embarrassed to ask.

These 3 Investing Mistakes Cost Me a Small Fortune

A business journalist reveals the three stocks he most regrets mishandling -- investments that could have made his portfolio much larger than it is today. Learn from his mistakes, and you can avoid making them yourself.

How to Get Warren Buffett- Style Shareholder Perks

For investors who open a brokerage account and buy stocks, there's more to be had than just the promise of better investment returns. Some of America's best-known firms also offer perks to their shareholders -- and not just big-money shareholders, either.

How You Can Still Benefit From the Greek Debt Crisis

Greece isn't going to rebound anytime soon, and Europe about to rapidly propel itself out of its mild recession either. But obsession with the Mediterranean's economic basket case has caused many investors to miss strong overseas gains. Here are three companies leading the charge.

The S&P 500's 10 Best Performers of 2012 (So Far)

The S&P 500 gained 4.4% in January, the biggest increase for that month in 15 years. But the 10 best performers in the index had share gains for the month from 27% to a whopping 77%. Which are these rising stars -- and which might have more room to rise? Read on:

The Problem With Ford Isn't Ford

Shares of Ford fell sharply on Friday after the company reported a quarterly result below analysts' $0.26 a share expectations: $1.1 billion, or $0.20 a share. But despite the disappointing profit number, Ford's core business is actually in great shape.

Gear Winners: Lululemon vs. Under Armour vs. Nike

Each one of this sporting trio of stocks is riding high. The question is whether one or more of them can keep the surge going. We'll look at the pros and cons of Lululemon, Under Armour and Nike, and let you decide for yourself which ones are most likely to score for your portfolio.

6 Growth Stocks from an Investing Master

Martin Zweig%u2019s unique, earnings-oriented approach to stock picking has produced consistently outstanding returns over a 15-year period, writes John Reese, who explains the growth and value components of Zweig%u2019s strategy and reviews some of his current holdings.

3 Top Dividend Stocks for 2012

Just because the economy is growing does not mean investors should abandon high-paying dividend stocks in favor of growth names, says Oliver Pursche, co-portfolio manager of GMG Defensive Beta Fund. Here are three that he recommends.

2 Stock Plays to Take Advantage of Korean Upheaval

Two weeks ago, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il died and his son, Kim Jong-Un, took power. South Korea's stocks and currency fell sharply on the news -- which creates opportunities for long-term investors.

3 Hot Tech Trends to Watch -- and Invest In -- for 2012

If you think 2011 was a wild year for technology, just wait until you see what 2012 has in store for you. Here are three tech trends that will undoubtedly grow in relevance -- and investor profitability -- in the year ahead.

How to Profit from the Top Potential Crises of 2012

From my point of view, we are about to be in heaps of trouble economically, so for 2012, I'm looking to exploit other people's woes like the good capitalist I am. Here are three bets I might pull the trigger on:

3 Holiday Predictions You Can Invest On

It's going to be another interesting holiday shopping season as retailers jockey for position for the seasonal spending sprees. Where will buyers go? What will they buy? Let me go out on a limb and predict a few things.

5 Great Stock Buys on Amazon's Holiday Hot List

Your Christmas shopping list may hold the key to future riches if you read it in a different light. It's not simply a checklist of needs coupled with a smattering of wants. It's also the key to finding the best stock deals of the holiday shopping season.

10 Companies That Owe Amazon a Big 'Thank You'

Amazon's holidays are off to a great start, but with its stock trading north of 100 times earnings, AMZN shares could be the one thing you don't want to buy from the online retailer. Instead, consider these companies that are riding on the coattails of the online shopping boom.

Could BlackBerry's Maker Pull Off Apple-like Revival?

It's hard to imagine two companies more different than Apple and BlackBerry maker Research In Motion: Apple's on top of the world, and RIM has fallen off a cliff. But the RIM of today bears a striking resemblance to the Apple of 1997.

5 Companies That Play Like Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow is 5-1 as the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos, but folks still says he's not an NFL-caliber quarterback. Well, there are plenty of gritty winners on Wall Street, too, making the most of their niche limitations to somehow come out on top.

5 Companies Glad the NBA Lockout Is Finally Over

After months of bitter negotiations, NBA owners and players finally agreed to terms, and a pro basketball season will start on Christmas Day. So who besides players, owners and fans will benefit? Let's start with stockholders in these companies.

Is Facebook Finally Ready to IPO?

Facebook may finally be ready to go public in the second quarter of 2012. At an estimated valuation of $100 billion, the social networking giant is probably no longer a ground-floor opportunity -- but could even that number be too low?

Something Surprising Pops Up at TiVo

TiVo is finally clicking the green"thumbs up" button for its shareholders again. The digital video recorder pioneer ended its fiscal third quarter with 117,000 more subscribers than it started with -- its first gain in four years.

3 Stocks that May Heat Up Thanks to Netflix's Meltdown

Shares of Netflix are down nearly 50% year to date for a variety of reasons: The loss of its popular Starz content, the price hikes, and the infamous Qwikster debacle. But online video is still a hot market. Here's a closer look at three companies that could profit from Netflix's missteps.

Is the Business of TV Manufacturing Worth the Trouble?

Once upon a time, Japanese heavyweights Sony and Panasonic were the cream of the crop when it came to TV manufacturers. Nowadays, the leaders of the pack are Korean conglomerates Samsung and LG Display. With the old leaders losing money in the business, should they even keep trying to compete?

IPO's Over: So Now Should You Invest in Groupon?

After Groupon's IPO release on Thursday and its bumpy first day of trading Friday, it's time for ordinary investors to think hard about whether we really want to take the plunge on the coupon company. DailyFinance offers a few expert opinions about whether this daily deal is a winner.

Hot Coffee Stocks Have Gone Cold: Is a Refill Coming?

Just a few months ago, coffee-related companies were as hot as a steaming cup of joe. Buoyant coffee bean prices, a growing consumer appetite for premium coffee, and a few company-specific events fueled a rally in the niche. But the hype has lost it caffeine buzz, and prices are way down.

5 Hot Utility Stocks After Snowstorm's Winter Wipeout

Utility stocks were down Monday in the wake of the wicked winter storm that tossed the Northeast over the weekend. But it's on panicky days like these that long-term investors want to be taking a second look at utilities. Not only are they less volatile than fast-growing tech stocks, some pay hefty dividends.

3 Robot Stocks That Could Make You Rich

Massachusetts-based iRobot makes the Roomba, the stylish robotic disk that goes scurrying around floors sucking up dirt without human guidance. It also makes some really cool robots for the armed services. And there's something else it does -- beats the stuffing out of Wall Street's profit targets.