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Richard Gingras For more than thirty years, Richard Gingras has led highly-regarded efforts in the development of online services, software, and new media. These endeavors range from pioneering uses of satellite networking for television, the first applications of television signals for data distribution, both pre-Web and Web-based online services, and the creation of various platform technologies. Over the last several years Gingras has focused his attention on the transformation of the media landscape. Profit on a Flat Stock (BA, JNJ, KO, MSFT, SBUX) Since its bottom on March 6 of last year, the S&P 500 has made a historic rally -- about 65% -- rivaling what we saw coming out of the Great Depression in 1938. However, if you take a gander at the years following 1938, you see -- after that big market rebound -- that stocks were relatively flat for a handful of years, including about 10% declines in both 1940 and 1941. If you were an investor back then, you were left twiddling your thumbs, merely hoping for additional gains from the market at some point. These days, we're more fortunate. The market may end up being flat for a few years after its recent jump, but stock options, launched in the 1970s, give even a conservative investor ways to profit when a stock is flat. The benefits of covered callsThe most common option strategy to profit if a stock stays flat, or goes down modestly, is also the most conservative: covered calls.

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Innovation The intrinsic structure of companies has long been a subject of study, most famously by Ronald Coase, the eminent British economist and recipient of the 1991 Nobel Prize in economics. In 1937, Coase published a seminal paper, The Nature of the Firm, in which he explained that, in principle, a firm should be able to find the cheapest, most productive goods and services by contracting them out in an efficient, open marketplace. However, markets are not perfectly fluid. Transaction costs are incurred in obtaining goods and services outside the firm, such as searching for the right people, negotiating a contract, coordinating the work, managing intellectual property and so on. Firms thus came into being to make it easier to get work done. A well managed company tries to achieve a good balance between the work that gets done within and outside its boundaries.

10 Stocks That Could Double in 2011 Given the substantial move of equities over the past two years, traders will likely become more selective in 2011 and focus on those companies that can grow significantly faster than the rest of the market. While there are a multitude of names poised to show strong growth in 2011, many have already seen their stocks move 300-400% over the past 18 months. APKT, FFIV, NFLX and RVBD are some examples, to name a few. As such, we have chosen to focus on ten companies poised for outsized growth, all of which could potentially double over the next year.

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