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The 5 Worst Telecom Stocks of 2010

 
It's been a pretty kind year to stock investors, with the S&P showing a 12.8% gain in 2010. Of course, kindness might still feel relative after a lost decade of negative returns that included the nauseating depths and panic of the financial crisis.

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This article is part of our Rising Star Portfolios Series. Most investors don't keep tabs on their companies' fundamental value. That's a mistake. If you take the time to read past the headlines and crack a filing now and then, you're in a much better position to spot potential trouble early. Better yet, you'll improve your odds of finding the underappreciated home run stocks that provide the market's best returns.

Is Level 3's Cash Flow Just for Show?

Although business headlines still tout earnings numbers, many investors have moved past net earnings as a measure of a company's economic output. That's because earnings are very often less trustworthy than cash flow, since earnings are more open to manipulation based on dubious judgment calls.

 

Bigpoint GmbH selects Level 3 for online game delivery

Bigpoint GmbH, one of the largest gaming portal with more than 125 million registrations worldwide, has selected Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT), for online content delivery network and caching services to support multiple titles in Bigpoint's browser games catalog in the United States and Europe.

Bigpoint is a developer, operator and publisher of browser-based online games and provides game content for media partners around the world.

Bigpoint offers free game playing structure with options available for purchasing "goods" and premium subscriptions within many games.

This Is Why You Love Level 3

Last week, I asked for your help: " Level 3 Communications (Nasdaq: LVLT) diehards, could you explain to me why you love this company so much?"