stocks to avoid

The 5 Most Painful IPO Flops of 2013

2013 was a banner year for IPOS, with 156 new stocks coming to market -- the most since 2007. But it wasn't such a great year for all of those stocks individually.

13 Stocks to Avoid in 2013

According to billionaire super-investor Warren Buffett, the first rule of investing is: "Don't lose money." With that in mind, we've surveyed the stock markets to come up with 13 companies you probably want to keep out of your portfolio in the new year.

Why RadioShack Will Still Never Be Great Again

Beleaguered consumer electronics retailer RadioShack wants to be your next no-contract wireless carrier. But its new partnership with Leap Wireless' Cricket has no chance of stemming the decline of the once-popular small-box chain.

The Worst 5 Stocks for Free Cash Flow and Debt-to-Cash Ratio

After finding out which companies had the most cash on hand in Follow the Money: 5 Extremely Cash-Rich Stocks, Bristol Voss of Minyanville decided to invert the process and find out which names are deeply, deeply in debt with little cash on hand to do anything about it.

9 Great American Companies That Will Never Recover

Sometimes, companies that were once leaders fall hopelessly behind. They may struggle on for years, but their chances to engineer turnarounds have passed. 24/7 Wall St. has found nine of these companies -- names you know well, but that will never be great again.

Why Zynga Investors Are Losing Their Shirts

Social gaming giant Zynga has a new game for investors: DudsVille. The company behind Words With Friends and FarmVille opened 40% lower on Thursday after posting very disappointing quarterly results.

Retail Stocks Are a Bad Buy: Why the Rally Won't Last

The stock market's recent bounce has a lot of folks looking for a piece of the action. And with retail stocks shooting up faster than average, but still cheaper than a year ago, some analysts say now's the time to buy them. They're wrong. Here's why:

Eastman Kodak: This Stock Is Probably Going to Zero

In the wake of Eastman Kodak's bankruptcy filing, some speculators will be tempted in the coming days to nibble on the company's battered shares. But if you know what's good for your portfolio, you'll stay away.

Green Bay Packers Stock: Packers 12, 'Investors' 0

Good news, Packers fans. This week only, you actually can own a piece of the Pack for the low, low price of just $250. Just don't plan on ever being able to sell your shares in the team for a profit.