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Ilana Polyak

Want Dividends? Look Overseas
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Want Dividends? Look Overseas

Foreign stocks provide a world of opportunities for income.
August 26, 2009
The Curse of the Dow
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The Curse of the Dow

Stocks usually take a hit in the first year after being added to the venerable index.
June 10, 2009
Stocks to Buy Now for the Recovery Later
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Stocks to Buy Now for the Recovery Later

Shares of these five companies should perform better than others when the economy starts to rebound.
May 7, 2009
Four Firms Ripe for the Taking
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Four Firms Ripe for the Taking

Investors could profit if these companies are bought.
March 27, 2009
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Five Stocks That Make the Grade
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Five Stocks That Make the Grade

These for-profit education companies are cashing in on the recession as the unemployed head back to school.
February 26, 2009
Recession-Proof Stocks
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Recession-Proof Stocks

These five companies actually are thriving in this bleak economy.
February 10, 2009
Where the Growth Is
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Where the Growth Is

These five companies should generate profit gains this year.
January 26, 2009
Who Would Benefit if the Big Three Disappeared?
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Who Would Benefit if the Big Three Disappeared?

These four companies stand to profit from the demise of the major U.S. automakers.
December 4, 2008
Five Beneficiaries of Lower Commodity Costs
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Five Beneficiaries of Lower Commodity Costs

These companies shouldn't feel as much of a squeeze on profits now that the prices of oil and raw materials are falling.
November 5, 2008
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Get a Deal on Mylan
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Get a Deal on Mylan

This maker of generic drugs is priced as if it were a fading company. The facts show otherwise.
October 4, 2008
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Clearer Skies May Be Ahead for Boeing
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Clearer Skies May Be Ahead for Boeing

The aircraft maker has hit a rough patch, but its order backlog and fuel-efficient jet that's in the works bode well for the company's future.
September 26, 2008
Time to Buy Homebuilder Stocks?
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Time to Buy Homebuilder Stocks?

The battered shares of two companies look promising for the long term.
August 26, 2008
Live Nation Rocks On
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Live Nation Rocks On

The nation's largest concert operator is benefiting from Americans' appetite for live performances -- even in tough financial times.
August 15, 2008
Kraft Tries to Get Its Mojo Back
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Kraft Tries to Get Its Mojo Back

Higher prices for raw materials frustrate the turnaround efforts of this maker of iconic American foodstuffs.
August 11, 2008
This Auto Salvager Is No Wreck
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This Auto Salvager Is No Wreck

Through online auctions and a network of junkyards, Copart profits handsomely from damaged, repossed and totaled cars.
July 29, 2008
Don't Write Off This Mortgage Insurer
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Don't Write Off This Mortgage Insurer

Shares of Old Republic International have been battered, but the company's property-and-casualty division should help it withstand a lot of hits.
July 18, 2008
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Profits, Aisle 4
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Profits, Aisle 4

Supermarket chain Kroger benefits as cash-strapped consumers eat out less and watch what they buy.
July 2, 2008
Score One for the Machines
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Score One for the Machines

Using simple, numbers-oriented strategies, two Hennessy funds are rolling up big gains.
March 31, 2006