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  1. Target Vs. Walmart: Who's Winning The Big Box War?

    Wal-Mart dwarfs Target in number of stores, total assets, and market cap. But which company is more profitable?
  2. Is Gillette's Market Edge Becoming Razor-Thin?

    Despite Gillette's success with the razor-and-blades strategy, the increasing popularity of beards and new competition may ...
  3. Making Money The Wyckoff Way

    Richard Wyckoff established key principles on tops, bottoms, and trends in the early decades of the 20th century.
  4. Interpreting Overnight Action In The Index Futures

    Overnight action in index futures sets the tone for the U.S. market day. Traders can use 24-hour index futures charts to ...
  5. How To Make Money Using Tobin's Q Ratio

    Although it seems simple, Tobin's Q Ratio is more complex than it appears. We explore some of its main strengths and weaknesses.
  6. Know When To Buy & Hold It, Know When To Fold It

    A passive buy-and-hold strategy using ETFs is one of the most efficient ways of building a portfolio.
  7. S&P 500 Vs. Russell 2000 ETF: Which Should You Get?

    We look at the differences of investing in the S&P 500 vs. the Russell 2000 exchange-traded fund, and when to choose the ...
  8. The Fast-Paced World of Libor & Fixed Income Arbitrage

    LIBOR is an essential part of implementing the swap spread arbitrage strategy for fixed income arbitrage. Here is a step-by-step ...
  9. Pros & Cons Of A Passive Buy And Hold Strategy

    Forget market timing: we look at the pros and cons of the tried, tested, and true strategy of buying and holding stocks for ...
  10. Strategies For Playing The Confirmation Trade

    Trends often escalate when the confirmation process is completed after a breakout or breakdown.
  11. Three Types Of Profit Protection Stops

    Three types of profit protection stops lock in profits at different stages in the progression of a successful trade.
  12. Spectator Vs. Speculator: Two Market Approaches

    Spectators and speculators rely on different mechanisms to identify and profit from market opportunities.
  13. Trading With Stage Analysis

    Stage analysis offers market participants a powerful tool to identify current market conditions and make rapid adjustments ...
  14. Top Natural Gas Stocks Worth Considering

    The stock prices of the largest natural gas producers are at 12-month lows, creating an opportunity for investors. Here are ...
  15. How to Battle Inflation During Retirement

    If inflation is imminent, here's how to prepare.
  16. Best Medium-Term Investments for Market Jitters

    As central bank effectiveness wears off, here are a few ways to play it.
  17. Costco’s Business Model Is Smarter Than You Think

    Why is Costco so successful? What differentiates the company from its competitors and why is its profit so small compared ...
  18. The Risks Of Investing In The Gun Industry

    Investing in the gun industry could be an interesting proposition, but it all depends on timing.
  19. Investing in Greece: A High Risk, High Reward Strategy

    The Pros and Cons of Investing in the Troubled Greek Economy.
  20. Financial Tips For People Who Hate Finance

    For people who hate financial planning, there's usually one big problem – which you can fix. Do it now.
  21. Seven Investing Books For Your Summer Reading List

    It’s almost 4th of July, the season of summer reading. Picking up a book during your holiday can be a great opportunity to ...
  22. How To Analyze Netflix's Income Statements

    Learn how to read Netflix's income statement, calculate net income and interpret EPS to evaluate the company's current financial ...
  23. Should You Short These Debt-Laden Stocks?

    These stocks have high debt-to-equity ratios making them prime candidates to short.
  24. Worried About Stocks? Try on Convertibles

    Convertibles are a good hedge against equity market risk (if you're o.k. with losing a bit of upside potential).
  25. Playing Rising Rates with Ultra-Short Term Bonds

    With rising rates likely, investors may want to consider adding a dose of ultra-short bonds to their portfolios. Here are ...
  26. The Adverse Effects of Cheap Gas

    While low gas prices are welcomed, smart budgeters must anticipate future price hikes and consider the impact of low gas ...
  27. Prospering In The Next Bear Market: Here's How

    Prepare to survive, and even prosper, in the impending bear market, by considering and putting into action the following ...
  28. The Coming Stock Market Decline: What to Expect

    Many big investors are fearful of a market decline. Even if they're correct there is always a way to profit.
  29. 3 Stocks To Buy and Hold For the Rest of 2015

    One of the dominant themes to consider for 2015 is the normalization of monetary policy as the Fed raises interest rates.
  30. 6 Books for Millennials Interested in Investing

    Reading books about finance and investing is a great way for millennials to effectively invest their time and pocket money ...
  31. Looking To Invest In Texas? Here Is How

    Ranging from energy to household names, here are some of the top investment opportunities in Texas.
  32. Greece Isn’t The Only Problem U.S. Stocks Face

    Both stocks and bonds fell last week, due to several factors dampening investor sentiment. The most obvious one is the evolving ...
  33. Why Investors Are Bailing on Bond ETFs

    Investors are fleeing bond ETFs. Should you follow the herd? Hint: It depends on the type of bond.
  34. When Couples Have Different Risk Appetites

    Communication, compromise and frequent monitoring will lead to successful investing for spouses with different risk tolerances. ...
  35. Top Investment Ideas for Malls of the Future

    How investors should be thinking about the mall of tomorrow.
  36. is It Wise To Copy Warren Buffett's Investment Strategy?

    Buffett has proven to be one of the most astute investors of all time. Can you emulate his success?
  37. 5 Great Investors Who Aren't Warren Buffett

    Here are five other investors, not named Warren Buffett, that are also considered to be the best of the best in the industry.
  38. Fed Raising Rates Affects Startup Funding

    With interest rates having nowhere else to go but up, the Fed’s impending interest rate raise will likely begin to reverse ...
  39. Three Benefits Of Purchasing High-Priced Stocks

    High-priced stocks can be great wealth building vehicles for individual investors.
  40. Why Hasn't McDonald's Beaten The Dow Recently?

    McDonald's has underperformed the Dow Industrials since 2009, but a reorganization and buyback could turn things around.
  41. 3 Main Reasons Las Vegas Sports Teams Keep Folding

    Learn why a unique labor force, competition for entertainment dollars and the stigma of gambling have kept professional sports ...
  42. Is a Bond Market Selloff Coming?

    A big investment management company is concerned about bond market conditions and allocating more capital to cash. Should ...
  43. MLPs: Is Now the Right Time to Invest?

    Here's what you need to know about MLPs, those under-the-radar investment vehicles.
  44. Indexing vs. Stock Picking: Which is Better Now?

    Indexing and stock picking both have positive and negative features. One has outperformed the other historically, but which ...
  45. Are Fast-Casual Restaurants Overvalued?

    Can fast-casual restaurants actually grow to the levels that investors believe they can?
  46. MLPs and Limited Partnerships: How They Differ

    Limited partnerships and master limited partnerships have one difference that makes all the difference.
  47. The Most Likely Outcome For Greece

    After more than five years of a Greek drama, most of us have become fatigued with hearing about Greece’s debt problems, the ...
  48. Two Heads Are Better Than One In Finances

    Given the importance of a retirement account, having professional help with savings accounts is far more important than a ...
  49. 5 Things to Look for in a Private Banker

    When putting all your assets into one private banker basket, it pays to proceed with caution.
  50. Apple’s New Business: Bonds

    Apple and Oracle are using their massive cash piles to buy up corporate debt. With bond markets looking increasingly rickety, ...
  51. Bargains Still Abound in European Stocks

    For investors looking for value and growth potential, Europe is it. Here are some ETFs to consider.
  52. Samsung and Google: A Beautiful Friendship?

    Google and Samsung have more than a hardware/software relationship. These two technology giants have collaborated time and ...
  53. How The NFL Makes Money

    The National Football League is the most successful sports league in the world. How does the NFL make money, and what is ...
  54. How To Profit From M&A Announcements

    We look at four strategies that seek to profit from merger and acquisitions announcements.
  55. 5 Assets Only The Ultra Rich Can Afford

    Yacht? Private jet? Not that unusual. If you’re rolling in the big bucks, you can buy something much more interesting.
  56. Why Volatility Is Your Friend

    Instead of looking at falling share prices as something negative, investors should view it as an opportunity to acquire ownership ...
  57. Does it Make Sense to Have an MLP in an IRA?

    Here's why MLPs should — and shouldn't — be considered for an IRA.
  58. Is Now the Time for Emerging Market Bonds?

    Higher yields and the potential for price appreciation await investors who take the plunge with emerging market bonds. Here's ...
  59. How Retirees Should Approach Interest Rate Hikes

    Here's what retirees can do if interest rates rise.
  60. MLPs: How They Are Taxed

    The advantages of MLPs outweigh the disadvantages, especially if you play your cards right.
  61. Pros and Cons of Master Limited Partnerships

    Want steady income? Consider looking into MLPs.
  62. Why Advisors Should Seek Out Wealthy Workers

    The majority of "high-net-workers" thinks an advisor would add value, but few use them. Financial advisors should see this ...
  63. 4 Ways You Can Invest In Gold Without Holding It

    Owning gold can be a store of value and a hedge against unexpected inflation. Holding physical gold, however, can be cumbersome ...
  64. Guts, Grit And Grind: What It Takes To Be A Value Investor

    Guts, Grit And Grind: What It Take To Be A Value Investor.
  65. Why Zynga Might Be the Most Undervalued Stock of 2015

    Learn why Zynga, despite having fallen off most investors' radar, might be the most undervalued stock for 2015 and a winning ...
  66. Major League Baseball's Business Model & Strategy

    Major League Baseball is big business. Let's take a look at where the money comes from.
  67. Diversification and Startup Investing

    Startup investments, considered a subset of venture capital, are subject to the same principles of diversification and portfolio ...
  68. 5 Things Investors Can Learn From Shark Tank

    Retail investors can watch "Shark Tank" to learn how the wealthy analyze investment opportunities.
  69. Get Better Mileage Out Of Your Savings At The Pump

    U.S. drivers are spending 90 cents less on a gallon of gas than a year ago, about more than $10 a tank. If that’s you, what ...
  70. Good Economic News The Cynics May Be Missing

    Headline data about the U.S. economy hasn’t been great, but the economy is actually stronger than it’s getting credit for. ...
  71. What’s Driving Markets Today

    While U.S. stocks managed to eke out modest gains last week, it wasn’t without some violent swings along the way.
  72. How Going Green Can Cut Your Taxes

    Investors looking to improve their bottom line via green investing without risk should take advantage of these tax credits. ...
  73. Why Higher Rates Could Be Good News For Consumers

    While rates remain extraordinarily low by historical standards, in the last few months we have witnessed a modest change ...
  74. Knowing When To Hold And When To Sell

    When deciding whether to sell or hold on to a stock, use the "partial sell" strategy as a way to minimize risks and ensure ...
  75. BlackBerry: A Story Of Constant Success & Failure

    BlackBerry's history of success and failure is demonstrated by extreme volatility in its stock price. Investopedia explores ...
  76. 10 Most Influential Chinese Companies

    Chinese companies are becoming influential global players. Investopedia provides a list of most influential companies in ...
  77. Who's The Stronger Stock: Amazon or eBay?

    Learn how revenue, profitability, valuation metrics, active user base and seller ratings measure the success of Amazon and ...
  78. What A Tech Bubble Could Mean For The Economy

    Are technology stocks in a bubble? And if so, what might the consequences be?
  79. Using Bullish Candlestick Patterns To Buy Stocks

    These five popular candlestick chart patterns signal a bullish reversal in downtrend.
  80. How To Short Amazon Stock

    With the stock reaching all-time highs and the company gambling on several new business lines, many investors may feel it's ...
  81. The Best and Worst Countries to Find a Job

    Which countries have the lowest and highest unemployment rates? The answers might surprise you.
  82. Fund Boards: What They Do and Why You Should Care

    Fund boards oversee management and operations of the fund on behalf of shareholders. Make sure you've got a board that will ...
  83. Are These America's 5 Best CEOs?

    Do great leaders lead to great investment opportunities? Here's a few to consider.
  84. Do You Need A Private Banker?

    They offer well-heeled clients unparalleled convenience, but could be prone to certain conflicts of interest.
  85. Figuring What You Make On Rental Property (ROI)

    The return on investment can vary greatly, depending on how much of the building you own.
  86. What Is The Value In Value Investing?

    Value investing has its advantages, but it also has significant drawbacks. We look at the pros and cons.
  87. Profitable Long-Term Consolidation Patterns

    Long-term consolidation patterns set up high reward opportunities for patient market players.
  88. The Business Model Of Private Prisons

    How does the business model of private prisons work?
  89. Debunking 8 Myths About Technical Analysis

    Investopedia exposes a few common myths about technical analysis.
  90. Characteristics Of Successful Traders

    Successful traders share psychological characteristics that augment their personal and financial power.
  91. The CVS Target Deal: A Healthy Union?

    The CVS Health and Target deal should be a win for both. Here's an analysis with a twist.
  92. How Millennials Will Impact The Casino Industry

    Hope for future prosperity in the gambling industry will mean catering to the preferences of a different set of consumers.
  93. What The Fed Needs To Consider Before A Rate Hike

    Everyone, from colleagues to clients, has some interpretation of when and if the Fed should raise short-term rates and start ...
  94. These Red Flags Could Signal A Change In Trend

    Early warning signals allow traders to take action before a change in trend traps the prevailing crowd.
  95. The Most Crucial Financial Ratios For Penny Stocks

    Given adequate financial disclosure, investors can use some of the same financial ratios for valuing blue chip stocks to ...
  96. Four Buy and Hold Stocks for Millennials

    Wealth creation is the byproduct of holding excellent businesses that grow substantially over the long-run.
  97. Can Microsoft Apps Compete With Android & Apple?

    Microsoft's answer to the smartphone crazy is the Windows Phone. The obvious problem with Windows Phones in an ever-connected ...
  98. Twitter and Stock Trading: A Real Strategy?

    Is it really a profitable strategy to look at the number of tweets about a stock as an indicator to help you decide to buy/sell ...
  99. The Most Expensive Brokerage Accounts For Traders

    A peek into the brokers whose brokerage charges are higher than average in the stock market world.
  100. Top ETFs, Mutual Funds for Investing in Water

    The nation's water supply is declining as demand is increasing. This presents an investment opportunity, just mind your liquidity.
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