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  1. Buying Yuans as a Long-Term Investment: Risks and Rewards

    Examine the current state of the Chinese currency, the renminbi/yuan, and learn whether it is considered a good long-term ...
  2. Top 5 Highest Paid Hedge Fund Managers

    Understand what a hedge fund is and why hedge fund managers make so much money. Learn about the top 5 highest paid hedge ...
  3. 6 Reasons Hedge Funds Underperform

    Understand the hedge fund industry and why it has grown exponentially since 1995. Learn about the top six reasons why the ...
  4. What to Collect: Apple Watch vs. Luxury Watches

    The "iWatch" is a new player in the luxury watch world. But will it stand the test of time? Some points for collectors to ...
  5. The 5 Best Alternatives to Zillow & Trulia

    Understand the online real estate industry and how Zillow and Trulia are industry leaders. Learn about alternatives to Zillow ...
  6. 10 Must Watch Documentaries For Finance Professionals

    Find out about some of the best documentaries that finance professionals can watch to gain a better understanding of their ...
  7. The 5 Best Buy-and-Hold Energy Stocks

    Understand why energy companies' stock are volatile when oil prices are volatile. Learn about the top five energy companies ...
  8. Mutual Funds Are Not FDIC Insured: Here Is Why

    Find out why mutual funds are not insured by the FDIC, including why the FDIC was created and how to minimize your risk with ...
  9. How to Sell Mutual Funds to Your Clients

    Learn about the various talking points you should cover when discussing mutual funds with clients and how explaining their ...
  10. Have Commodities Bottomed?

    Commodity prices have been heading lower for more than four years, being the worst performing asset class of 2015 with more ...
  11. Top Three Transportation ETFs

    These three transportation funds attract the majority of sector volume.
  12. Tax Efficient Strategies for Mutual Funds

    Before you sell mutual fund shares, consider these tax strategies first.
  13. 5 Cheap Dividend Stocks for a Bear Market

    Here are five stocks that pay safe dividends and should be at least somewhat resilient to a bear market.
  14. Fund and ETF Strategies for Volatile Markets

    Looking for short-term fixes in reaction to market volatility? Here are a few strategies — and their downsides.
  15. Tops Tips for Trading ETFs

    A look at two different trading strategies for ETFs - one for investors and the other for active traders.
  16. Statistical Proof That Buy-and-Hold Investing Pays Off

    Learn about how the data suggests that the buy-and-hold investment strategy still works, even after the huge declines of ...
  17. How Diversifying Can Help You Manage Market Mayhem

    The recent market volatility, while not unexpected, has certainly been hard for any investor to digest.
  18. Emerging Markets: Analyzing Colombia's GDP

    With a backdrop of armed rebels and drug cartels, the journey for the Colombian economy has been anything but easy.
  19. How to Win More by Losing Less in Today’s Markets

    The further you fall, the harder it is to climb back up. It’s a universal truth that is painfully apparent in the investing ...
  20. Pick 401(k) Assets Like A Pro

    Professionals choose the options available to you in your plan, making your decisions easier.
  21. 5 Things To Ask Before Hiring A Financial Advisor

    Choosing a financial advisor isn't an easy task. Here's a list of the most important things to consider when planning for ...
  22. Why MACD Divergence Is an Unreliable Signal

    MACD divergence is a popular method for predicting reversals, but unfortunately it isn't very accurate. Learn the weaknesses ...
  23. 6 Signs You Are Addicted To Investing

    An addiction to trading can ruin your life and relationships. Not to mention the monetary costs. There are telltale signs ...
  24. Is the U.S. Economy Ready for Liftoff?

    The Fed continues to delay normalizing rates, citing inflation concerns and “global economic and financial developments” ...
  25. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Berkshire Hathaway Stock

    Learn about the risks of investing in Berkshire Hathaway. Understand how issues of succession, credit downgrade risk and ...
  26. Is Your Financial Advisor Picking the Right Mutual Funds?

    Learn about the different types of mutual funds and how to know if your financial advisor is choosing the right funds for ...
  27. Pros & Cons of Investing in a Condo with Friends

    Buying a beach house or big-city pied-à-terre with friends can save money and make sense, but only if you set it up right. ...
  28. Understanding Lipper Ratings in Mutual Funds

    Take a closer look at the Lipper rating system for mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs), how investors should interpret ...
  29. How to Find Mutual Funds With High Dividends

    Learn about the important factors to consider when looking for mutual funds that pay high dividends, including how they may ...
  30. The Basics of How Mutual Funds Are Rated

    Learn how the major rating agencies assign mutual fund ratings. Understand what these ratings measure and how they are different ...
  31. How Brokers are Candy-Coating Alternatives

    Alternatives have become a sexy choice for many advisors. But they also come with additional risks that are not always clearly ...
  32. 2 Oil Stocks to Buy Right Now (PSX,TSO)

    Can these two oil stocks buck the trend?
  33. What Alcoa’s (AA) Breakup Means for Investors

    Alcoa plans to split into two companies. Is this a bullish catalyst for investors?
  34. Top 4 Investment Grade Corporate Bonds ETFs

    Discover detailed analysis and information about some of the top exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that offer exposure to the ...
  35. Should Balanced Funds Be Part Of Your Portfolio?

    Find out why you should include balanced funds in your portfolio, including the importance of customizability, diversification ...
  36. Costs New Investors in Real Estate Do Not Consider

    As lucrative as real estate investment can be, there are a multitude of costs that new real estate investors must consider.
  37. A Look at 6 Leading Female Value Investors

    In an industry still largely predominated by men, we look at 6 leading female value investors working today.
  38. How Much Can You Contribute to Your 401(k)?

    Given the fairly high compensation limits on these retirement plans, most workers can pitch in more than they currently do. ...
  39. Value Investing Strategies in a Volatile Market

    Volatile markets are a scary time for uneducated investors, but value investors use volatile periods as an opportunity to ...
  40. 6 Investing Mistakes That the Ultra Wealthy Don't Make

    Understand what ultra-high-net-worth individuals are and how they invest. Learn about the six key investment mistakes that ...
  41. Top 4 Utilities Mutual Funds

    Discover which mutual funds in the utilities industry are top rated, and learn how investors can include utilities as part ...
  42. Who Are Delta Airlines’ Main Competitors?

    Compare the top competitors of Delta Air Lines, Inc. Take a deeper look into the key drivers of competition in the airline ...
  43. Top 3 Stocks for the Coming Holiday Season

    If you want to buck the bear market trend by going long on consumer stocks, these three might be your best bets.
  44. Could a Rate Hike Send Stocks Higher?

    A rate hike would certainly alter the investment scene, but would it be for the better or worse?
  45. Life Insurance & Annuities: Sound Investments?

    There are certain scenarios in which investing in insurance is a savvy move. But expect a big chunk of your money to go toward ...
  46. How to Diversify with REITs

    REITs can be a quality addition to a portfolio for diversification. Here are several to add to your watch list.
  47. Why You Should Buy a Home Right Now

    Even though we've moved a bit higher from near-historic-low mortgage interest rates, it’s still a great time to become a ...
  48. Top 5 Emerging Market ETFs

    Find out which emerging markets ETFs have enough of an asset base, trading volume and low fees to be considered top choices ...
  49. The Biggest Risks of Investing in FireEye Stock

    Examine the current state of FireEye, Inc., and learn about some of the biggest risks of investing in this cybersecurity ...
  50. Exxon Mobil Stock: A Dividend Analysis

    Learn about Exxon's strong history of paying and growing dividends. Understand how the company's revenues are hurt by low ...
  51. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Gilead Stock

    Examine the current position of Gilead Sciences, Inc., and learn the major risks for investors considering buying Gilead ...
  52. Impact Investing Funds: What are the Risks?

    Impact investing funds can carry risks unique to this asset class, including political risk, currency risk and exit risk.
  53. Asset Manager Ethics: Acting Professionally and Ethically

    To aid managers in understanding the requirements for ethical and professional behavior, we offer some basic guidelines.
  54. How to Profit From Market Volatility Using ETFs

    Volatility funds offer exposure to high greed and fear levels while avoiding predictions on price direction.
  55. How to Find Your First Investment Property

    Investing in real estate can be a lucrative income source, but purchasing the wrong property can lead to big losses.
  56. How To Invest In Private Equity Real Estate

    A brief introduction to private equity real estate, and what investors should know if they want to get started.
  57. Why You Should Invest Like a Pig Farmer

    Want to increase your long term returns? Consider buying stocks like a farmer, not like a trader.
  58. The Top Five Public Railroad Stocks in the U.S.

    We offer a breakdown of the seven Class I railroads in North America based on their annual revenues.
  59. How to Effectively Monitor Your Stock Holdings

    Investors should concentrate on the business, not the stock price.
  60. Schlumberger Vs. Halliburton Stock: Which One to Choose?

    Read about the differences between Schlumberger and Halliburton, two large companies that operate in the oilfield services ...
  61. Create a Monte Carlo Simulation Using Excel

    How to apply the Monte Carlo Simulation principles to a game of dice using Microsoft Excel.
  62. 5 Ways to Create Residual Income

    Here are 5 ways through which you can create residual streams of income.
  63. The Best Currency ETFs

    We look at the best currency ETFs for gaining exposure to various global currencies, based on daily volume and performance.
  64. 7 Ways to Create a Tax-Efficient Portfolio

    Taxes may be a necessary evil, but that doesn't mean they can't be reduced. Here's a host of smart moves today's investors ...
  65. Corporate Bonds or Stocks: Which is Better Now?

    With market volatility high, you may think it is time to run for corporate bonds instead of stocks. Before you do take a ...
  66. This Is What Carl Icahn's Portfolio Looks Like

    Read about some of the holdings in Carl Icahn's portfolio. Learn about his activist campaigns against companies that he believes ...
  67. Top 3 German Bonds ETFs

    Learn about the top three exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that invest in sovereign and private bonds issued by Germany with ...
  68. Trading Mutual Funds For Beginners

    Learn about the basics of trading and investing in mutual funds. Understand how the fees charged by mutual funds can impact ...
  69. Will Interest Rates Rise at the Next Fed Meeting?

    Everyone wants to know what the Federal Reserve will do next, but the Fed doesn't even know what it's next move will be. ...
  70. Using Short ETFs to Battle a Down Market

    Instead of selling your stocks to get gains, consider a short selling strategy, specifically one that uses short ETFs that ...
  71. How to Diversify with International Stocks

    Diversifying with international stocks can benefit most portfolios, but beware of country risk.
  72. The 4 Biggest Bond Myths

    Bonds can be a great addition to a portfolio but be aware of these four myths.
  73. How Retirees Should Prepare for a Rate Hike

    Janet Yellen has indicated that there will likely be a rate hike later this year. Here's how retirees should prepare.
  74. This Is What George Soros' Portfolio Looks Like

    Learn about what George Soros is holding in his portfolio, including his large options position in the S&P 500 and what popular ...
  75. AT&T Stock: A Dividend Analysis

    Discover analysis of AT&T dividend policies, and explore the dividend policies of its main competitors, China Mobile Limited ...
  76. 3 Reasons Why Applied Materials, Inc. is Poised for Growth

    Read why Applied Materials may be poised for growth after shares lost substantial value in the wake of a failed merger with ...
  77. Germany Tech Startups: Keep Them On Your Radar

    Many German companies, which are eager to catch up with the rest of the world by entering the digital age, are investing ...
  78. Tech Startups Can Save Detroit, Here is Why

    Rising from the ashes in the once proud auto-manufacturing City of Detroit is a rapidly emerging tech startup scene that ...
  79. Benefits of China Changing It's One Child Policy

    China's one-child policy is changing, and investors are looking for ways to cash in. The reform might not have the effects ...
  80. Pros and Cons of Buying a Foreclosed Home

    What are the benefits and drawbacks of purchasing a foreclosed home?
  81. 4 Investment Mistakes That Will Cost You

    Whether you're just starting out or have been investing for years, mistakes happen. But some of them will cost you big and ...
  82. China's Top Trading Partners

    A slowdown in China, the largest trading nation in the world, will have significant impacts on major trading partners: the ...
  83. Top Reasons IPO Valuations Miss The Mark

    The costly services of investment banks don’t necessarily guarantee accuracy in IPO pricing.
  84. Top Investment Banks In The Real Estate Industry

    The real estate market relies on capital provided by large global investment banks.
  85. A Long Road to Full Diplomatic Relations with Cuba

    Over the past 50 years, the U.S. and Cuba have remained at odds, only recently to restore diplomatic ties. What does this ...
  86. Emerging Markets: Analyzing Chile's GDP

    Chile has become one of the great economic success stories of Latin America.
  87. The Importance Of Tracking The Whisper Number

    Don't let the name fool you: Whisper numbers are making themselves heard. Here's why you should be paying attention.
  88. Looking to Invest In Ukraine? Here is How

    We examine a number of ways to invest in Ukraine, including ETFs, managed funds, corporate investments, and Eurobonds.
  89. Retirement Tips for Millennials from Gen Xers

    Gen Xers' financial situation has been very different from previous generations'. Now they'd like to pass on some hard-earned ...
  90. How To Optimize Your Portfolio and Reduce Fees

    Investment fees aren't avoidable altogether, but there are strategies investors can employ to keep those fees at bay and ...
  91. 3 Low Volatility ETFs to Ride Out Market Turmoil 

    Volatility is part of the current environment, but that doesn't mean investors can't be safe and also capitalize. ETFs can ...
  92. The 5 Best Dividend Stocks in the Energy Sector

    Learn about the top five dividend companies that operate in energy-related industries that explore, develop, drill, extract ...
  93. Coca-Cola Stock: A Dividend Analysis

    Discover analysis of The Coca-Cola Company's dividend policy, and learn about the dividend policies of its competitors, PepsiCo ...
  94. Best Performing Mutual Funds in the Last 10 Years

    Learn more about the top four best-performing mutual funds based on their total percentage investment return for the past ...
  95. How to Use Index Funds to Diversify Your Portfolio

    Index funds can act as quality diversification tools, but they can also present danger if you don't use them correctly.
  96. How to Launch a Wealth Management Firm

    Opening a wealth management firm is a complex process. By keeping these rules in mind, financial advisors can increase the ...
  97. When Are Mutual Funds Right for Your Client?

    Find out what factors determine whether mutual funds are right for your client, including risk tolerance, investment goals ...
  98. 3 Strategies for Trading Mutual Funds

    Learn some of the most commonly used investment strategies employed by mutual fund managers or that can be employed by individual ...
  99. The Risks of Investing in Inverse ETFs

    Discover analyses of the risks inherent to inverse exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that investors must understand before considering ...
  100. Top 4 Inverse Equities ETFs

    Explore analysis of some of the most popular inverse and leveraged-inverse ETFs that track equity indexes, and learn about ...
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