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believes the conflict between Georgia and Russia is driving Russian stocks down to interesting levels, although there are risks in investing in such a volatile region.
advises investors interested in Russia to consider stocks like
thinks a wave of consolidation is coming for the biotech sector, as Big Pharma looks to boost its pipeline. Potential takeover candidates include
( AMLN) and
interiews Canadian billionaire Eric Sprott, CEO of Sprott Asset Management. He likes
James River Coal
: Each week,
publishes bullish and bearish stories on a variety of stocks. We present summaries of those stories in this portfolio. This week, there are bullish stories on
( RHD), and a bearish piece on
( FNM) and
: Which companies are the top hedge funds chasing? This week's list includes names like
: The latest analyst research highlighted by
, including reports on
: Insider purchases are a lot more predictive than insider selling.
lists companies where managers are buying stock, and we build a portfolio with those companies' stocks. There has been interesting activity in
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