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Seven Reasons Not to Buy a Home

Nobody should ever consider owning a home. One of the biggest scams perpetrated on the American public is that owning a home is the "American Dream." It's more nightmare than dream as now millions of Americans know. But it has always been that way. Here's why.

Biotech Stocks With Upside Potential

Hilary Kramer recently recommended shares of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, which surged 16% on Wednesday before closing up just 3%. The reason: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the drug, used for narcolepsy, for fibromyalgia.Kramer also recommends two other biotech medical equipment companies with upside potential.

Under the Radar: Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Dendreon, TranS1

As the stock market falls, it may seem difficult to find stocks that will do well. But Hilary Kramer, who focuses on under the radar, game changing stocks, says there are some great opportunities among biotech and medical equipment companies.

Face-Off on Stocks: HP, Cisco and Intel

Tech stocks are on sale these days, giving buyers a chance to pick up shares at impressive discounts. The sale isn't due entirely to market jitters. A good sex scandal helped to create opportunity as did less than rosy earnings forecasts.

Why It Looks Like a Slow-Growth Market Ahead

Earnings season gave a lift to stocks, but now the market is focused again on the global economy and U.S. macroeconomic issues. FBN Securities' Cort Gwon says that even in a market like this one that's stuck in a trading range, investors can find ways to profit.

Growth and Deflation Fears Drop Stocks 3.3% This Week

The bear came back with a roar this week. Just a week earlier, better-than-expected corporate earnings sent stocks soaring. But this week, renewed worries from the Fed about the U.S. economic recovery led the forces pushing stocks down about 375 points over a three-day period.

August Could Be a Slack Month for Stocks

Stocks were surprisingly resilient after the lousy July jobs report was released on Friday. Now, with the report behind us and earnings season just about over, what will drive the market in the week ahead?

Jobs Report Rattles Stocks, Renews Economy Worries

Stocks were doing just fine for most of the week only to get clobbered by a dismal July jobs report released on Friday that sent shivers through the market. Despite some good news during the week, the jobs report provides evidence that the economy is not rebounding as quickly as hoped.

Does the Housing Industry Need a Bailout?

Michael Feder of Radar Logic thinks it does. And he adds that government, which has underwritten or guaranteed almost every new mortgage since the financial crisis began, is in a precarious position itself. But Feder offers one possible solution.

The Sign Wall Street Really Wants to See

The third peak week of earnings season is here. But if stocks have any hope of breaking out of their range-bound rut, the market will need proof of a consistent drop in weekly jobless claims, says Kenny Polcari, managing director at interdealer broker ICAP Corporates.

Face-Off on Stocks: Colgate, Clorox and Kellogg

Chances are, every day you use products from Colgate-Palmolive, Clorox and Kellogg. These consumer staple companies have solid balance sheets and their shares offer investors a reliable stream of dividends. But are their stocks attractive? Will you still buy Glad trash bags and Colgate toothpaste if deflation hits the economy? DailyFinance's Nikhil Hutheesing and Dan Burrows face-off on the companies, the stocks, and whether they should be in your portfolio.

Home Sales Rise, but the Outlook Is Bleak

With mortgage rates at all time lows, you would think these would be good times for the housing market. But Michael Feder of Radar Logic says that the housing market is fragile, exhibiting signs of strain.

Making Money in a Deflationary Economy

With the stock market showing resilience recently, it appears that investors have forgotten about the threat of deflation. In this video interview, well-known market bear Gary Shilling warns that deflation is coming, and tells you what to invest in to ride it out -- and what to avoid.

James Altucher: Gold Is Just a Rock. Buy Stocks

With the price of gold now off its highs, should investors put money into the precious metal? James Altucher explains why there are better places to invest in this short and frank discussion on silver, gold and stocks.

Could Europe's Financial Woes Get Worse?

Economist Gary Shilling warns that turbulent times remain ahead for the Eurozone and the future of the Euro as a currency. He says the close financial links between the European countries of the north and south will lead to further financial chaos.

Face-Off on Stocks: Coke, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper Snapple

They have some of the best-known brands in the world, growth opportunities in emerging markets and do a solid job returning cash to shareholders though dividends and buybacks -- but not all big beverage company stocks are created equal.

Watch Me Score: Free magazines

One of my favorite freebies is magazines: weekly, monthly, you name it. I've gotten free subscriptions to OK! and Forbes by paying close attention to...

Three High-Quality Stocks That Could Double

Formula Capital's James Altucher says that there has never been a better time to pick up high-quality stocks at bargain prices -- as long as you choose the right ones. Altucher recommends three "beaten over the head with a bat" stocks he expects will double in the next one to two years.

As Inflation Falls, Worries About Deflation Rise

Despite efforts by the Federal Reserve, economist Gary Shilling says that deflation is about to hit the U.S. economy and that it could last for a decade. While there are plenty of economists who would disagree, Gary Shilling makes a persuasive argument and investors would do well to listen.

What Will This Week's Earnings Signal?

After the Dow's 261-point belly flop to end last week on what were, after all, better-than-expected bank earnings, investors may be forgiven for feeling rather queasy after checking out this week's earnings calendar, which includes 120 of the S&P 500.

Face-Off: Energizer, P&G, Spectrum Brands

Hot summer weather got us thinking about short summer haircuts, which is as good a way as any to take a closer look at some consumer staples stocks. Save for utilities, no other sector has held up as well in a down market.

Watch Me Score: Deals at thrift stores

It's one thing to shop thrift stores, but it's another entirely to find once-touched designer threads for a fraction of the original cost. With my...

Three Greentech Auto Stocks to Watch

The hard-hit U.S. auto industry is making a comeback, partly due to advances in green technology. That should be good news not only for the industry, but also for investors. Hilary Kramer explains how to profit.

Face-Off on Stocks: Dividend-Paying Retail Plays

Retailers posted mixed results for June same-store sales, with some big surprises -- Abercrombie & Fitch -- and some major disappointments -- Target. Take a look at the bull and bear arguments for some retail stock picks.