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  1. The Number One Reason Why Most Traders Fail

    We show you the simple tools, availble to everyone, to succeed as an active trader: education, experience, charts, vision, ...
  2. Is There Still Opportunity in Japanese Stocks?

    Japanese stocks’ strong performance has prompted market watchers to question whether there’s still a case for adding exposure ...
  3. Is Divestment Destroying The Coal Industry?

    Should you worry about your investments in coal companies due to coal divestment campaigns? Investopedia explores the impact ...
  4. ETF Analysis: Market Vectors Pharmaceutical

    Read about one of the best-performing ETFs in the health care sector since 2012: the Market Vectors Pharmaceutical ETF (PPH) ...
  5. American Express Returns Vs. DJ Industrial Average

    American Express has handily outperformed the Dow Jones Industrial Average since 2009, but unusual weakness in the last year ...
  6. 20-Year Treasury Bond ETF Trading Strategies

    iShares 20-Year Treasury Bond ETF offers a highly liquid equity alternative to direct bond exposure.
  7. ETF Analysis: iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25

    Learn about iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 and its asset allocation and how investing in this fund comes with heightened risks ...
  8. How To Interpret The Volume Zone Oscillator

    Introduced in 2009, the Volume Zone Oscillator (VZO) is gaining traction with traders and technicians.
  9. ETF Analysis: iShares MSCI Germany

    Learn about iShares MSCI Germany, which is a nondiversified exchange traded fund that invests principally in large-cap German ...
  10. Oil Companies Near Bankruptcy

    With the resumed uncertainty in Europe surrounding Greece and the sudden bear market gripping China, the price of oil has ...
  11. ETF Analysis: ProShares Short MidCap400

    Discover the benefits and drawbacks of the ProShares Short MidCap400 ETF, and learn which investors are best suited for the ...
  12. Top 3 ETFs For Investing in China

    Discover the top three China ETFs. Chinese stocks tend to be quite volatile, presenting opportunities for savvy investors, ...
  13. Vice Can Be Nice: 4 Sin Stocks to Consider

    These four sin stocks are likely to be resilient during a bear market.
  14. Why ETFs Often Edge Out Mutual Funds

    A deep look reveals why — in most instances — ETFs beat out mutual funds.
  15. Are Currency Hedged ETFs a Good Idea?

    Considering currency-hedged ETFs? Here's a look at eight and what you need to know right now.
  16. Where Does Yahoo (YHOO) Go From Here?

    Yahoo operates in a competitive environment, but if it makes the right deals there's no reason why it can't thrive.
  17. The Financial Singularity Will Destroy Your Return

    Given the current and future growth of financial technology, many believe algorithms will soon define what drives market ...
  18. ETF Analysis: Direxion Daily Energy Bull 3X

    Learn more about one of Direxion Fund's high-risk, high-reward energy plays: the Direxion Shares Funds Trust 3X exchange-traded ...
  19. ETF Analysis: Direxion Daily 20 Year Treasury

    Read about one potent, yet volatile, way to bet on rising interest rates -- the Direxion Daily 20 Year Plus Treasury Bear ...
  20. What You Learn at University Investment Clubs

    University investment clubs are where Wall Street and the classroom intersect.
  21. Uncovering Evidence Of Sector Rotation

    Stalk ETF performance lists over several weeks to uncover hidden institutional buying and selling strategies.
  22. ETF Analysis: iShares S&P 500

    Find out more about the iShares Core S&P 500 Exchange Traded Fund, the characteristics of this ETF and the suitability of ...
  23. ETF Analysis: Market Vectors Russia

    Learn about Market Vectors Russia ETF, its top holdings, as well as cyclical and political risks associated with investing ...
  24. Apple’s Key Weaknesses

    While it seems that Apple is at the top of its game, several weaknesses have emerged that the company needs to address if ...
  25. Is Apple's (AAPL) Selloff Justifiable or Panic?

    Apple has minted millionaires over the past decade, but there is one current risk that might soon bring this to an end at ...
  26. 7 Companies That Pose a Threat to Apple

    Samsung, Dell, Google and many others are chewing away at markets that Apple helped define.
  27. Strategies Activist Shareholders Follow

    Activist shareholders, also called activist investors, are large-scale investors who use their investment power to influence ...
  28. ETF Analysis: iShares MSCI Emerging Markets

    Learn more about the most liquid and highly traded emerging market ETF in the world -- the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ...
  29. Value or Growth Stocks: Which is Best?

    The answer to the age-old growth versus value debate depends on a number of factors. Here's what to consider.
  30. The Most Popular ETFs with Financial Advisors

    Financial advisors might continue to perform well by holding these popular ETFs, but time is limited.
  31. Will Consumer Spending Save 2015?

    Consumer spending is considered an important number (and it is), but a savvy investor will always look at "why" rather than ...
  32. Where Will the Shanghai Composite Be in a Year?

    The Shanghai Composite Index is on fire. But where will it be a year from now?
  33. Top 3 ETFs For Investing in Brazil

    Discover information and analysis of some of the most popular and best performing exchange-traded funds that offer investors ...
  34. Today's Top Young Investors

    Given the very different world that we live in as compared to the one the Warren Buffett graduated into, young, hopeful investors ...
  35. Top 4 Ways to Invest in Chinese Bonds

    Investing in Chinese bonds isn't easy, but it is possible. Here's how.
  36. The Importance of Healthcare Risk Management

    Risk management is especially important in healthcare because human lives might be on the line. Here are some strategies ...
  37. Top 7 Ways to Manage Business Risks

    Risk management is a form of insurance in itself for small business owners. Here are seven steps to implement a plan.
  38. Why Companies Need Risk Management

    Implementing risk management strategies can save an entire organization from failure. Is yours up to snuff?
  39. ETF Analysis: Vanguard Energy ETF

    Discover the type of investment strategy the Vanguard Energy ETF follows, and learn why it may be an appropriate addition ...
  40. 3 Reasons You're Crazy for Not Investing in Stocks

    It's been more than five years since The Great Recession officially ended. It's time to invest in the stock market again.
  41. Why Best Buy Failed in China

    Best Buy entered China with much fanfare in 2006. The Minnesota-based retailer exited quietly last year. What went wrong? ...
  42. How Grant Cardone Built a $350M Real Estate Empire

    Sales trainer Grant Cardone built his multimillion-dollar real estate empire without raising external capital from anyone ...
  43. Can Fracking Survive at $60 a Barrel?

    Can fracking survive at $60 a barrell?
  44. How Private Equity and Hedge Funds are Taxed

    Private equity and hedge funds offer an appealing tax structure for those who can afford to invest in them. Here's why.
  45. Top Tips on Catering to Millennial Clients

    The economic impact of Millennials is rapidly growing. Here's how to reach them.
  46. ETF Analysis: Health Care Select Sector SPDR

    Learn about the Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund including its performance, current holdings, recent performance and the ...
  47. What Can A Conference Call Tell About Trends?

    Messages in a company conference call can be easily misconstrued. But there is a way to cut through the talking points to ...
  48. Public Homebuilding Companies Poised For Gains

    The homebuilding sector is benefiting from the economic recovery and pent-up demand. The top public homebuilders have all ...
  49. Private Equity Management: Fees & Regulation

    Since Dodd-Frank was signed into law in 2010, private equity firms can no longer operate largely unregulated, but the industry ...
  50. Do Fast Food Franchises Mean Fast Returns?

    We look at what it takes to own a fast food franchise: the entry costs, profit potentials, challenges, and sustainability.
  51. What Makes Tesla's Business Model Different?

    Tesla did not invent the first electric car. What it did invent was the first successful business model for bringing compelling ...
  52. Successful Investors Don’t Just Set It & Forget It

    The most highly effective investors consistently take steps to adapt their investment plan in the face of changing markets ...
  53. Citadel And Bernanke, The Perfect Relationship?

    How does Bernanke's relationship with investment firms impact Wall Street and Main Street?
  54. Do Interest Rate Changes Affect Dividend Payers?

    Interest rate changes have an effect on prices of dividend-rich stocks in interest rate sensitive sectors like utilities, ...
  55. Which US Airlines Are Poised For Long-Term Gains?

    The US airline industry has undergone a dramatic transformation since the last bear market, with one or two carriers likely ...
  56. A Quick Guide On Behavioral Funds

    Investopedia explores the working of behavioral funds, their benefits and risks, and an analysis of their past returns.
  57. Use the Vortex Indicator Trading Strategy To Profit

    The vortex indicator is a relatively new technical indicator, introduced in 2010, that is gaining traction with traders and ...
  58. Building An Effective Watch List

    An effective watch list will uncover opportunities missed by other traders, fund managers and market timers.
  59. Exploring The Williams Alligator Indicator

    Bill William’s Alligator Indicator provides a useful visual tool for trend recognition and deciding when to enter or exit ...
  60. How Patent Trolls Hurt Competition

    Patent trolls are known to have a negative impact on the overall business ecosystem. Investopedia explores how.
  61. Are Tech Startups Overvalued?

    Tech companies with billion dollar valuations are mushrooming and the NASDAQ index passed 5,000. Is there an app to tell ...
  62. Companies That Went Bankrupt From Innovation Lag

    Companies that don't keep up with market-changing innovations run the risk of going bankrupt. We look at some examples.
  63. GoPro & Extreme Sports' Hella Gnarly Relationship

    This totally gnarly article will examine the close-knit relationship between GoPro and extreme sports, and how this partnership ...
  64. Where Are Real Estate Stocks Heading?

    We summarize five economic reports that investors should monitor monthly to keep them informed of where real estate and its ...
  65. How Military Spending Affects The Economy

    Military spending is a one area where there is no private solution to replace the public purse, but it does end up impacting ...
  66. Shareholders: Vote Your Proxy and Be Heard

    Voting shares, in person or via proxy ballot, is a right every shareholder should exercise. Here's why.
  67. ETF Analysis: Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners

    Obtain detailed information and analysis of the Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF, and learn about the opportunities ...
  68. ETF Analysis: iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond

    Learn about the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT). TLT is a very liquid ETF with low costs that allow investors to ...
  69. How Undervalued Is The Yuan?

    Some argue that the large U.S. trade deficits over the past 15 years are primarily due to currency management by U.S. trading ...
  70. Are Millienals All About Responsible Investing?

    The hardest part about understanding money management styles is that generations don’t (or can’t) understand how other generations ...
  71. ETF Analysis: Vanguard Large-Cap

    Discover what the Vanguard Large-Cap ETF has to offer investors in terms of investment management, historical performance, ...
  72. Looking for Alternatives to Invest in Real Estate?

    There are several ways to invest in “real estate” via the stock market, buying stocks and hold them for years. We give you ...
  73. Is Amazon Killing the Best Buy Business Model?

    Best Buy's business model has been shaken up by Amazon. Its plan to adapt is working but needs to go further to avoid the ...
  74. What Private Investors Can Learn from 'The Profit'

    By watching "The Profit" investors can pick up a simple yet solid framework for investing in privately-held businesses.
  75. Subaru: Japanese Cars for American Lifestyles

    Subaru has built its cars differently from traditional cars, and once someone is drawn in by the company’s catchy advertising ...
  76. Will the Selloff in China Hurt the Global Economy?

    Though China is the world’s second largest economy, its volatility in the stock market is unlikely to have an impact on the ...
  77. Five Portfolio Moves For The Second Half

    After a relatively calm few months, market volatility is back. If you are an investor, we help you prepare your portfolio ...
  78. Missing Seadrill's Dividend? Consider These Alternatives

    Examine a number of alternative investments to Seadrill among the other prominent companies engaged in the offshore drilling ...
  79. Is a Slumping Kinder Morgan a Good Buy?

    Learn how Kinder Morgan revenues are under pressure from lower commodity prices and how the growth of future dividend payments ...
  80. The Risks of Chasing High Dividend Stocks

    Dividend stocks offer enticing yields, but a lot can go wrong on the way to collecting that dividend payout.
  81. End Yo-Yo Trading By Cultivating Discipline

    Lack of professional and personal discipline can impact self worth and market performance. Examine lifestyle choices like ...
  82. Find the Private Island of Your Dreams

    The perks, the problems and the pleasures of owning your own little piece of paradise.
  83. Putting The Greece Deal In Context

    After a number of surprising twists, the recent Greek drama finally took an expected turn with news that Greece and its creditors ...
  84. Can I Afford To Buy A Private Island?

    It may not be as pricey as you think, but don't forget to pay attention to the rights you're buying and, perhaps, factor ...
  85. The Best Buy-and-Hold Stocks for Your Retirement Portfolio

    These stocks offer stability while exhibiting strong indicators of future growth.
  86. Choose Abundance and Manage Your Trades Like A Pro

    Professional traders build skills to last a lifetime, not just through the next rally or selloff. Cultivate the psychology ...
  87. Is PayPal Worth More Than eBay?

    Examine the online payment processor, PayPal, and discover its projected value increase as a standalone company, separate ...
  88. The Best ETFs for Today's Volatile Market

    Volatility is back with a vengeance. Here's how to smooth the path for your portfolio.
  89. Is Now the Time for Chinese Stocks?

    The recent panic in Chinese stocks could be seen as a buying opportunity for longer-term investors. Here are some ETFs to ...
  90. Is It the Perfect Time to Buy Seadrill?

    Seadrill's low price is enticing to many investors, but does the company have what it takes to regain its former value?
  91. Investment Advisor Versus Broker: How They Compare

    What is the difference between an investment advisor and a broker?
  92. Why Seadrill's Dividend Reinstatement Is Unlikely

    Learn why Seadrill suspended its dividend payments in the latter part of 2014, and how lower crude oil prices could hurt ...
  93. IBM Vs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average

    IBM has lagged the Dow since 2013 and could fall further before finding enthusiastic buyers.
  94. Search Engines That Compete With Google

    While Bing now controls a substantial part of the online search market, the real threat to Google's dominance may come from ...
  95. 6 Factors That Point to Global Recession in 2016

    We may be on the verge of another global recession.
  96. Pay Less for Financial Advice

    Here's a look at what you should pay for financial advice and investment management, what you should get for that price and ...
  97. How The NBA Makes Money

    The National Basketball Association has moved past Major League Baseball to represent the second most popular sport in the ...
  98. Game Theory And The Greece Bank Crisis

    How can game theory help us understand how the Greece bank crisis will play out? As things come to a head, Greece and the ...
  99. 3 Savvy Strategies for Rolling Over Your 401(k)

    How to make the most on your 401(k) rollover – including considerable tax benefits (capital gains, not income tax) when company ...
  100. ETF Analysis: Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets

    Learn why growth investors should consider investing in VWO's portfolio of emerging market stocks.
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