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article says that bond ETFs have become an attractive alternative to traditional fixed-income mutual funds. Among the ETFs mentioned are
iShares Barclays TIPS Bond ETF
SPDR Barclays Capital Convertible Bond ETF
SPDR Barclays Capital International Treasury Bond ETF
talks with Todd McCallister, managing director and portfolio co-manager of the $1.4 billion
Eagle Asset Management Fund
(HMCAX). McCallister looks for companies that are undervalued but in a position to knock out competitors and take market share over time. Among the stocks in his portfolio are
interviews J.D. Delafield, CEO of Delafield Hambrecht, a merchant bank located in Seattle. Delafield has $40 million under management, including $18 million in the Delafield Hambrecht Partners hedge fund. The fund focuses on investing in small-cap companies located in the Pacific Northwest. Among the stocks in his portfolio are
( MERX) and
: 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
Corrections Corp. of America
( CWX), plus a bearish piece on
: Which companies are the top hedge funds chasing? This week's list includes names like
( EK) and
: 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' shares. There has been interesting activity in
Chelsea Therapeutics International
: The latest analyst research highlighted by
, including reports this week on
Janus Capital Group
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