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Rock Out with Yahoo! (YHOO)

QUIET RIOTGet ready after the bell for Yahoo Inc.'s (NASDAQ:YHOO) earnings call. Yahoo shares dropped to a new 5 1/2-year low of $11.37 last week and closed Monday at $12.86, well below Microsoft's last bid of $33 in May.  Get ready to either jump for joy or bang your head.

Boeing reports earnings tomorrow (10/20)

Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) shares have fallen 50% in this past year, their ongoing strike is costing them $100 million or more per day in deferred revenue, and now shareholders have to worry about another earnings call? 

Seven Cool DudesJapan's NIKKEI reached its nominal all-time high of 38,957 in December 1989; today is up to 9,005 and according to Tim Price trading close to book value at levels, in real terms, equating to where it traded in the early 1970s. Time to consider iShares MSCI Japan Index (ETF) (NYSE:EWJ).

Top Gun Dividend Stocks: (T), (BMY), (GNK)

I feel the need… the need for Dividend Stocks. It’s a great time to be in Dividend stock right now.  A year ago, when the Dow was at 14,200, the price dividend ratio was 49. Meaning you would have had to pay almost $50 to get $1 of dividends a year.

Now, however, the Dow’s price dividend is a more reasonable 26. This is because of two things. First, and most obviously, the Dow has come down a lot, but also importantly, dividends have increased a healthy 11.7% from a year ago.


Mosaic Company (MOS) already up 11% today

You can only beat down Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) and companies like Postash Corp. (NYSE:POT) for so long before all the wonderful analyst support actually helps the stock.  Long live fertilizer/potash business and the world's ambition to eat better.

Remember Steve Madden (SHOO)? brings up a stock we almost forgot about at the Masters, good ol' Steve Madden Ltd. (Nasdaq:SHOO).  Shares are trading at $20, down -26% in the last month but still positive YTD by less than 1%, still something to look into.

Bank of America reports Monday (10/20)

BOFA FEARBank of America (NYSE:BAC) reports on Monday and with all the recent activity, do you run, or do you hide?

OPEC Baby Pants moves up Meeting

I want my $2 - Better Off DeadOPEC is moving up their meeting to Oct 24th because they don't want to lose any more money.  Exactly why the DUG makes so much sense, because for the OPEC bullies, they want their $2 dollars.

Oil stocks are getting crushed, we talked this up last Friday.  Sure Monday the UltraShort Oil & Gas ProShares (AMEX:DUG) fell, but if you bought on Tuesday you'd already be up 44%+, that's what we call a...


Google (GOOG) could rally the market

But if Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) can't beat the street, look out below.  Just about all of us at the Masters have owned GOOG at one time, now its trading near $300 and its 52-week low.  The earnings call comes after the closing bell, so do you have the guts to buy before the call?