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  1. What’s Driving U.S. Stocks? Irony.

    A seesaw week for U.S. stocks ended on the upside last week, though the rally was more a function of slow growth rather than ...
  2. How To Choose The Right ETF?

    Choosing the right ETF really isn’t that complicated. If you stay focused on a few key areas, you may find the experience ...
  3. A Trader's Look at the S&P 500

    Moving averages are sending an important signal, and it's probably not what you think.
  4. Cloud Investments: Profitable If Chosen Carefully

    By owning stock in cloud-based service companies, you can follow the latest trends and make money from the explosive growth ...
  5. What Tech Companies Seeking Funding Must Overcome

    Tech companies face a unique set of challenges, including a need for timely responses to changes in technology and difficulty ...
  6. How To Trade Foreign Stocks

    We weigh the major ways to trade foreign stocks for investors.
  7. Why Is Arbitrage Trading Legal?

    Not only is arbitrage legal in the US and most developed countries, it can be beneficial to the overall health of a market.
  8. Want to Go Long Natural Gas? Eye the UGAZ ETN

    Is UGAZ the best way to play natural gas? Maybe not.
  9. Vietnam -- New Asian Hot Spot For Tech Investment

    Vietnam now has a rapidly expanding tech sector that's attracting investors from around the globe due to low business costs ...
  10. How Bitcoin Can Change The World

    Bitcoin has the potential to not only create savings for consumer, but also to transform global transactions.
  11. Can Bitcoin Be Hacked?

    Can bitcoin itself be hacked?
  12. How ETF Arbitrage Works

    ETF arbitrage brings the market price of ETFs back in line with net asset values when divergence happens. But how does ETF ...
  13. Want Emerging Market REIT Exposure? Eye These ETFs

    It's possible (and easy) to invest in emerging market real estate from the United States — just look at these REIT ETFs. ...
  14. Should the YYY ETF Be on Your Radar?

    Why you should, or shouldn't, invest in YYY.
  15. 12 Experts Explain The Secret To Buffett’s Success

    We interviewed some of America’s biggest money experts, and threw them a gauntlet: Tell us the secret to Warren Buffett’s ...
  16. Buffett’s Most Misunderstood Investment Advice

    Warren Buffett is undeniably the most successful investor in history. He's constantly ask for advice, and he is never short ...
  17. The Tangled Web of Interest Rates, Mortgage Rates, And The Economy

    The article looks into the interwoven relationship between the economy, interest rates, and mortgage rates.
  18. The Top Five Stocks For Novice Swing Traders

    New to Swing Trading? Here are the top five stocks recommended for swing trading.
  19. Crowdfunding: Wide Opening For Tech Investors

    Crowdfunding has dramatically changed investing and opened the door for the public to get in on all types of exciting startups, ...
  20. The First Thing You Should Do With Your Tax Refund

    Nobody likes to pay taxes, but everyone loves to get a tax refund. When the check arrives in the mail, it's hard to resist ...
  21. Oil Investments Boost Egypt's Recovery Prospects

    Major foreign oil companies have provided a big boost to the Egyptian economy by agreeing to invest around US$17 billion ...
  22. Why The Russian Economy Rises and Falls With Oil

    The Russian economy depends on profitable oil production to pay for the cost of government, prop up the ruble, and provide ...
  23. China's Silicon Valley: Zhongguancun

    Just like in the US, several of China's leading tech companies are headquartered in one spot. China's Silicon Valley is Zhongguancun, ...
  24. How Oil Prices Impact the U.S. Economy

    Now that the United States has increased oil production through shale oil and fracking, low oil prices can harm the U.S. ...
  25. Take Advantage of Cheap Oil, Invest in these ETFs

    With crude oil prices at record lows, investors should consider oil ETFs over oil company stocks as ETFs more closely mirror ...
  26. The Risks And Rewards Of Pharma Stocks

    While pharmaceutical stocks have certain risks, big pharma companies have stable cash flows and pricing power, offering opportunities ...
  27. How to Diversify with Muni Bond ETFs

    Thinking of diversifying with bonds? Consider these muni bond ETFs.
  28. Capitalize On Collars To Enhance Your Trades

    Trade collaring measures current technicals and makes swift adjustments to account for environmental changes.
  29. Look At The Whole Picture To Manage Whipsaws

    Look at past action to organize a whipsaw’s volatile characteristics, identifying harmonic levels that may offer low risk ...
  30. Should Junk Bond ETFs Be a Part of Your Portfolio?

    Should junk bonds be a part of your portfolio? Here's what you need to know.
  31. Why These Could Be 2015's 10 Best Biotech Stocks

    A quick look at a 10 biotech companies that are poised to deliver for shareholders in 2015.
  32. Why These Could Be 2015's 10 Best REITs

    If you want to get on the REIT money train, then you better hurry up. However, the REITs covered here have potential beyond ...
  33. GLD vs. IAU: Which Gold ETF is Better?

    Looking to play gold with ETFs? A look at SPDR Gold Trust Shares (GLD) versus iShs Gold Trust Trust Units (IAU).
  34. Strategies To Trade Volatility Effectively With VIX

    VIX offers a bird’s eye view of real-time greed and fear, while providing a snapshot of the market’s expectations for volatility ...
  35. The Worst Performing Currencies Of 2015

    The U.S. dollar has strengthened over the past year while weakness in Europe and the former Soviet Union has led to declines ...
  36. How To Make Money With Motif

    Motif Investing has enabled investors to create a diversified portfolio, or motif, with relative ease.
  37. How To Build A Bond Ladder?

    Bond laddering is a strategy used when building a portfolio: an investor can spread out interest rate risk and create a stream ...
  38. Should You Tune In To the Market Noise?

    The world of investing is growing within the exchange traded fund (ETF) space, which has low costs and gives the ability ...
  39. Social Media: High Risk, High Potential Returns

    Carefully selecting social media ETFs can provide you with the opportunity to diversify your portfolio and enjoy financial ...
  40. 5 Smart Tips For Raising Financially Literate Kids

    Help your children learn to be financially literate with these strategies. Financial savvy begins with what they learn from ...
  41. Fast-Growing Israeli Startups Pulling Investors In

    Due to its government's policies, and an innovative defense sector that offers high-level training, Israel has become fertile ...
  42. How Investment Risk Is Quantified

    FInancial advisors and wealth management firms use a variety of tools based in Modern portfolio theory to quantify investment ...
  43. New Approaches To The Old Cup And Handle

    Many cup and handle traders adhere strictly to O'Neil’s rules for construction, but there are many variations that produce ...
  44. Which ETF is the Best Bet: VTI or IWV?

    A look at two quality ETFs that offer diversification, low expense ratios, and exposure to the total market.
  45. How To Buy A Beach Condo In The Philippines

    Foreigners can't buy land in the Philippines – but they can buy condos. Here's how to get one at the beach.
  46. Rethinking About Retirement Investing?

    There are plenty of reasons to rethink your retirement investing, wherever you fall on the spectrum between fatalistic acceptance ...
  47. Vanguard Readies Muni Bond ETF

    Vanguard is set to roll out a muni bond ETF, the firm's first.
  48. Why Are Consumers In Hesitation?

    Diverging monetary policy globally and a stronger dollar continued to be key drivers of the recent underperformance and last ...
  49. Is Now the Right Time to Buy a House?

    Thinking of buying a home? Consider these factors first.
  50. Should Investors Nix Actively Managed Funds?

    Index fund returns are on a tear but does this mean investors should nix actively managed funds?
  51. Top ETFs Tracking the U.S. Economy

    Bullish about the U.S. Economy? Consider these ETFs.
  52. ETF Bubble Or No Bubble?

    ETFs might be the recommendation of choice for the unimaginative financial advisor, but that doesn’t mean that the industry ...
  53. Asian LNG Prices: Not Likely To Rise Anytime Soon

    Asian LNG prices could stay low for an extended period of time, due to low oil prices, less demand and new LNG-producing ...
  54. Manhattan Luxury Condos As Investments

    New York City real estate is a trending investment for foreign investors.
  55. What’s Missing For A Turnaround In Brazil?

    Today, many investors have written off Brazil following several years of poor performance, decelerating growth and chronically ...
  56. How To Move From Nest Egg To Income?

    Income vs. a nest egg is closely tied to what most of us are ultimately interested in for retirement – maintaining our standard ...
  57. Why These Could Be 2015's 10-Best Media Stocks

    A list of top-tier and speculative media stocks for 2015.
  58. Is the TLT ETF a Good Bet for the Long Run?

    Is the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) a good bet for the long run?
  59. African Equities vs. Bonds: Risks and Rewards

    A look at the risks and rewards of exposure to African equities vs. bonds.
  60. Is GDX the Best Way to Play Gold?

    An analysis of the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF.
  61. Eyeing REITs? Consider these Risks

    REITs are a great way to invest in real estate without all the drama and headaches. That said, there are risks.
  62. Ready For The Entrepreneurial Leap?

    There are key traits and motivations that characterize an entrepreneur; these aren't necessarily genetic, but can be acquired ...
  63. The Basics Of Trading Chip Stocks

    Semiconductor companies offer an endless variety of trading and investment opportunities.
  64. The Pointless, Persistent US Sanctions Against North Korea

    The U.S and its allies have been imposing sanctions against North Korea for decades. The latest sanctions over hacking of ...
  65. Rules and Strategies For Profitable Short Selling

    Short sales work well in bull and bear markets but strict entry and risk management rules are required to overcome the threat ...
  66. Top Brokers Offering Tools For Covered Calls

    Here are the brokers that offer the best tools for investors and traders to write covered calls and covered puts.
  67. Why Is The Nasdaq 5,000 Different This Time?

    The Nasdaq this week has slipped below the 5,000 high-water mark it reached last week. The last time it hit above 5,000 was ...
  68. When Will Bitcoin Soar?

    We look at what determines the value of Bitcoin, the digital currency, and when it might take off.
  69. Is This Dividend Stock A Value Or Value Trap?

    We can say that Fifth Street Finance has had a rough year, but there's a huge difference between an undervalued stock and ...
  70. Is Intel's Newly Raised Dividend At Risk?

    Intel recently raised its dividend from $0.90 per share on an annualized basis to $0.96 after failing to raise the dividend ...
  71. Is This High-Yielding Dividend Stock A Buy?

    After it's fallen 38% in the past 12 months, even as the S&P 500 continued to rise, now is a good time to look at Las Vegas ...
  72. Frontier Communications: Have Shorts Given Up?

    Frontier Communications has defied expectations for losses and it has gotten through tough times. Let's take a look at whether ...
  73. Are These 2015's Most Promising Mutual Funds?

    For 2015, the mutual funds covered below are likely to offer more upside potential than the vast majority of mutual funds ...
  74. Why These Could Be 2015's 10 Best Mutual Funds

    These 10 mutual funds offer strong potential for 2015. Here's why.
  75. Why These Could Be 2015's 10-Best Pharma Stocks

    The pharmaceutical stocks covered here have significant potential going forward. Here's why.
  76. Why These ETFs are the Best Way to Trade Pfizer

    Looking to play Pfizer with diversification? Consider these ETFs.
  77. Here's How To Tap International Markets

    Access to foreign markets has grown a lot in recent years, allowing US market players to trade these bourses in real-time. ...
  78. Why These Are 2015's 10-Best Financial Stocks

    If you're going to invest in the financial stocks, these names need to be on your radar.
  79. State Street Slashes ETF Fees

    State Street has slashed fees on 41 of its ETFs in the wake of historic redemptions.
  80. Will Macau's Plunge Crush Melco Crown For Good?

    Melco Crown Entertainment has gotten all of its revenue and earnings from Macau, the Asian gaming capital, which stocks have ...
  81. Mitigation Trade: Making Up For Environmental Harm

    Mitigation banking is a system by means of which the liability of ecological damage is transferred from the permittee to ...
  82. Could Amgen's Next Drug Be Worth $100 Billion?

    Amgen hopes it will win an FDA green light for evolocumab, a next-generation cholesterol fighter, which could grab a big ...
  83. Has The Time Come To Sell Vertex Pharmaceuticals?

    While it's been a choppy ride for Vertex Pharmaceuticals investors, the stock has handily outperformed the broader market ...
  84. What Makes LinnCo Different From MLPs?

    MLPs are some of the favorite investments of dividend investors, as the surge in the energy industry increased the amount ...
  85. 3 Things I Learned From lululemon Athletica's 10-K

    Lululemon athletica has emerged not only as one of the nation's fastest-growing retailers, but also as one of the market's ...
  86. Is Shake Shack Stock the Next Chipotle? Here Are The Financials

    Like Chipotle, Shake Shack is a publicly traded company in the fast casual industry, but investors have different projections ...
  87. Are These the 10 Best Energy Stocks of 2015?

    These energy stocks are a bit more speculative than you might expect, but their long-term upside potentials are high.
  88. Are These the 10 Best Internet Stocks of 2015?

    These internet companies vary in size, but they all offer future potential.
  89. Could Ukraine's Debt Crisis Destabilize The EU?

    A financial crisis in Ukraine could be a bigger threat to European security than the current financial crisis in Greece.
  90. Will Technology Displace Human Financial Management?

    Technology is creating more tools that help individuals avoid the common financial management and money management firms. ...
  91. This ETF Offers Cheap, Easy Access to Financials

    XLF isn't like most ETFs for one very important reason.
  92. Venezuela Teeters On Edge As Oil Revenues Shrink

    Low oil prices have drastically revised the economic status quo -- dealing a destabilizing blow to oil-exporters like Venezuela ...
  93. Why Celgene Won't Pay A Dividend Anytime Soon

    The biotech sector has been virtually unstoppable over the past three years and has widely outperformed the broader market. ...
  94. Will Spinoffs Give American Capital A Pop?

    American Capital shareholders have long awaited a plan to spin off the company's investments from its prized asset-management ...
  95. Energy Transfer Partners' Mexican Ambitions

    There has been a lot of talk over the past year or so about America's enticing ability to export natural gas to global markets
  96. Analyzing Risks On The Upcoming UK General Elections

    Rising UK political risk keeps investors funds on the sideline.
  97. Quickbooks vs. Quicken

    QuickBooks and Quicken are two of the most widely used financial management tools in the world. Determine which one is right ...
  98. Start Saving Now! Here's Why

    When money is tight early in your career, saving may seem a waste of time – but even a small amount can pay big dividends, ...
  99. BillGuard Vs. Mint Vs. SigFig Vs. Personal Capital

    Which of these financial apps deserves a place on your mobile? That depends on your needs and how sophisticated you want ...
  100. Is Holding Cash Making You Lose Money?

    Six years into one of the better bull markets of the modern era, retail investors are still holding onto a lot of cash: 4 ...
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