That Was the Week That Was

Here at Real Money/Real Money Pro, we're excited about the annual NCAA basketball tournament. Instead of a Final Four, here's a Final 10 of our best contributions for the week:

What does successful investing have to do with the NCAA basketball tournament? It's all about putting logic ahead of emotion, writes Jim Cramer. Doug Kass tells the story of a 38-year old investment manager who felt he wasn't attuned to the markets. What happened next is history. When the Fed signaled higher rates on Wednesday, Action Alerts PLUS added to a position in this financial stock. Stephanie Link explains why the Fed's move is a boon for the banks. Imagine the U.S. as an energy-independent country. According to Glenn Williams, that day is coming, and it's closer than you think. If you want to know where a stock is headed, just follow the money, says Paul Price. Paul shares his detailed approach for monitoring insider buying and selling. What are the trends in dining, and how will they affect stocks in the restaurant sector? Chris Versace explains why you might want to avoid owning shares of your favorite eatery. The U.S. shale boom has caught everyone's attention, and many related stocks have skyrocketed. Are Canadian oil sands plays now cheap relative to U.S. shale stocks? Dan Dicker explores. Shares of McDonald's (MCD) underperformed the major indices last year. Toni Hansen explains why 2014 could also prove tough for the fast food giant. The financials are heating up, says Sham Gad. Now that the Fed's stress test is behind us, are we about to see some big dividend increases in this sector? Two of our contributors weighed in on Zillow (Z). Tim Collins looks at the stock's recent breakout while Jared Dillian examines the company's future growth potential.
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