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BusinessWeek - Gene Marcial

Inside Wall Street is the web version of Gene Marcial's weekly column that is in BusinessWeek every week (a few pages near the end of the issue). I like reading these for educational purposes mostly, although, they do sometimes have picks that I like. I found out about Morton's being cheap from his column one week and made $10,000 after watching it for a while. I like his contrarian picks the most.

S&P Picks and Pans

S&P Picks & Pans is the daily (Monday through Friday) update on Standard & Poor's stock research. As far as institutional research goes, I have always liked S&P more than others because they are not an investment bank. This means they are not afraid to give sell recommendations and are not stock pimps. The stocks listed tend to be stocks that have current news, or companies with issues which makes the research very timely and the format easily readable. They usually only have the last 12 reports or so. BusinessWeek used to have S&P Picks & Pans here and also kept all of the historical reports, but they seem to have ended that relationship around February of 2009. I used to like going back through the historical reports because stocks that get touted as good buys are sometimes stocks that fall further and become better buys. Therefore, looking at the archives can yield good picks also.

Zach's - Profit from the Pros

Profit from the Pros is a daily newsletter (Monday through Friday) with a few of Zach's stock picks. It is available to read for free through an email delivery or from their web site. The web site is formatted better than the email in my opinion. You can see the daily picks or see the archive of their picks. - Against the Grain's Against the Grain column features a new contrarian short-term pick every day or so. When I look up stocks on my watch list in Yahoo Finance I notice that they sometimes show up in the Against the Grain column.

Forbes - Stock of the Week

Forbes has a weekly stock pick in their Stock of the Week column. They also have the most annoying web site on the internet.

Forbes - Marketocracy Gurus

Every week Forbes has a summary of what the gurus at Marketocracy are buying and selling. They list about 10 stocks. This list is decent for investors looking for contrarian stocks.

SeekingAlpha's Ideas

SeekingAlpha's Long Ideas.

Motley Fool

Motley Fool regularly writes articles called Who's Buying Now which highlight stocks with recent insider buys.


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