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  1. U.S. Investors Are Seeking Opportunities Overseas

    A latest analysis leads to believe that many investors are applying a spring cleaning approach to their portfolios, rebalancing ...
  2. Three Portfolio Moves To Consider Now

    What portfolio moves should you consider making as the 2nd quarter kicks off? Before we focus on the future, let’s first ...
  3. Manage Investments And Modern Portfolio Theory

    Modern Portfolio Theory suggests a static allocation which could be detrimental in declining markets, making it necessary ...
  4. Key Factors Of The Russell 2000 Index

    The Russell 2000 index represents the small cap universe, with a broad selection of fast growth companies at the bottom end ...
  5. The Labor Market Recovery’s Missing Ingredient

    Job creation is running at the fastest pace since the 90s, and there is some evidence that wage growth is finally starting ...
  6. Why These May Be the Top 4 Growth Stocks of 2015

    These four stocks have high upside potential in 2015.
  7. Gambling on Macau: Too Risky?

    Macau was once heralded as the new Las Vegas for casino investors. Is it too late?
  8. Why the House (and Las Vegas Sands) Always Wins

    An in depth look at how Las Vegas Sands became a multi-billion dollar company.
  9. Pockets Of Value In The Stock Market

    U.S. stocks benefited from signs the Fed’s path toward higher interest rates, as well as from continued merger-and-acquisition ...
  10. When To Expect Fed Liftoff Now

    “When will the Fed raise interest rates?” That has been the question of many investors since the Fed indicated it was prepared ...
  11. A New Corporate Governance Initiative In Japan

    Expectations are low that Japan can create a corporate governance climate that meets global standards, but a new initiative ...
  12. Pros & Cons Of Bond Funds Vs. Bond ETFs

    Understanding the pros and cons of bond funds and bond ETFs will help you choose the instrument that is best for building ...
  13. Disadvantages Of Stock Simulators

    Stock simulators enable one to practice trading, but they have some disadvantages that you should be aware of, before transitioning ...
  14. 6 ETFs to Fight Your Recession Jitters

    Are you worried about a recession? If so, consider these 6 ETFs.
  15. The UNG Natural Gas ETF: Best Bet or Stay Clear?

    UNG is a popular natural gas ETF, but if you're going to get involved, then you need to know the risks.
  16. The Story Behind Shake Shack's Success

    A humble Madison Square Park hot dog stand grew to become a gourmet casual food powerhouse in a classic American success ...
  17. Where And How Should You Make Your First Trade?

    New traders should enter markets that offer the greatest opportunity for learning their craft while keeping risk at a minimum. ...
  18. Bucking The Trend With Pattern Failure Strategies

    The best trade could be in the opposite direction when a classic price pattern doesn't behave according to ideal rules.
  19. Can The U.S Close Its Trade Deficit?

    The stronger dollar could have increased the U.S. trade deficit. Instead, economic growth issues abroad and falling oil prices ...
  20. Are Low-Risk High-Yield Investments Real?

    Risk and reward necessarily move in the same direction. Or do they? Is it possible to defy logic and earn great returns while ...
  21. How Janus Capital Makes Money

    Before investing in Janus, it is prudent to understand how it makes money and what costs detract from shareholder wealth.
  22. Countries Where Bitcoin Is Legal & Illegal

    Although bitcoin has been in existence for five years, most countries still do not have consistent laws regulating the cryptocurrency. ...
  23. High-Frequency Trading Regulations

    Current regulations on high-frequency trading, and possible future ones. How some people think high-frequency trading should ...
  24. Private Equity's Returns Are Tempered By Its Risks

    Private equity firms adopt approaches to quickly hike up earnings and boost returns, but these investments come with big ...
  25. Why Cash Management Is Key To Business Success

    Businesses need to generate a healthy cash flow to survive, but not hold too much so that inventory suffers or investment ...
  26. Fight Volatility and Inflation with Infrastructure

    As institutional investors flock to infrastructure assets there's good reason for retail investors to follow suit.
  27. Investing in Starbucks: Stock vs. Franchise

    A look at the pros and cons of investing in Starbucks stock or a franchise.
  28. Are These the Top Dividend Stocks of 2015?

    These dividend-paying companies offer a lot more than just dividends.
  29. Is Amazon a Prime Pick for Your Portfolio?

    Eyeing Amazon? Thanks to innovation and diversification, it has high odds of being a long-term winner. Here's why.
  30. The 10 Biggest REITs in the U.S.: Dos and Don'ts

    Five of these REITs may offer potential over the next 1-3 years. Be careful with the other half.
  31. Should GE Be Part of Your Portfolio?

    Here's what you need to consider if you are thinking of adding GE to your portfolio.
  32. Should You 'Like' Facebook in Your Portfolio?

    When it comes to your portfolio should you like Facebook?
  33. The World's 10 Most Famous Traders Of All Time

    A review of the most famous and infamous traders in history.
  34. Investing In Crisis, A High Risk-High Reward Strategy

    The financial crisis of 2008 and the great recession that followed is still fresh in the memories of many investors.
  35. Will The US Dollar Surpass The Euro?

    The euro is weakening as the European Union turns to quantitative easing to help its economic woes. Meanwhile, the U.S. dollar ...
  36. Top 10 Alternative Energy Stocks for 2015

    As energy demands continue to rise, the alternative energy sector is heating up. Here are the top 10 promising alternative ...
  37. Pros and Cons: Preferred Stock ETFs vs. Bond ETFs

    A look at the differences between preferred stock ETFs and bond ETFs and when you should invest in one over the other.
  38. Google: Should It Be Part of Your Portfolio?

    For Google investors, the past year wasn't so stellar when compared to recent history. So what happens next?
  39. Why Is Chipotle So Successful & Popular?

    Chipotle's emphasis on simplicity and high-quality ingredients have made the restaurant immensely popular among consumers ...
  40. Why Is Best Buy Stock So Volatile?

    We look at why BBY has been so volatile in the past and whether this trend is likely to continue or abate in the future.
  41. The Risk And Rewards Of Investing In Startups

    Investing in startups is a very risky business but can reward investors greatly if and when they do pay off.
  42. How Will Bitcoin 2.0 Change The World?

    Since Bitcoin's 2009 launch, the decentralized, peer-to-peer digital currency and payment system has garnered worldwide interest.
  43. VelocityShares TVIX: A Dangerous Game

    Thinking of leveraging volatility with VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETN? If so, proceed with caution.
  44. What Makes Goldman Sachs a Good Bet?

    Six years after the subprime meltdown, Goldman Sachs is a robust $87 billion company instead of a historical footnote. Here's ...
  45. How to Invest in Liquor (and Avoiding the Hiccups)

    Investing in liquor has been profitable for ages but there could be some hiccups along the way.
  46. African Sovereign Debt: Risks and Rewards

    African sovereign debt offers high yields and upside — if one has the stomach for the risk.
  47. Mutual Funds: How Many is Too Many?

    How many mutual funds are too many when it comes to a well diversified portfolio?
  48. Non-Traded REITs: Risks and Rewards

    An overview of the risks and rewards of non-traded REITs and how they compare to exchange-traded REITs.
  49. When Will The Bull Market End?

    A few weeks ago, the current bull market celebrated its sixth anniversary, making it one of the longest in history.
  50. Where To Search For Yield Today

    It’s hard to miss that there has been a pronounced slowdown in the U.S. economy this year.
  51. The Implications Of Negative Interest Rates

    If financial theory is grounded in one principal, it would be the that individuals prefer consumption today over consumption ...
  52. How Bristol-Myers Squibb Makes the World Healthier

    Innovation and acquisition: an in depth look at pharma giant Bristol-Myers Squibb.
  53. 4 Oil Penny Stocks to Watch ... Just Be Patient

    If these four penny oil stocks survive the worst of times, they will present bargain basement prices with massive upside ...
  54. Prospects of Gold ETFs GDX vs. GDXJ

    Eyeing gold? A comparison of the prospects of the Market Vectors Gold Miners and Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETFs. ...
  55. Impact of SEC's New Money Market Fund Rules

    A look at how new rules introduced by the SEC will impact money market funds.
  56. Worried About a Recession? Then Buy These 5 Stocks

    What makes these stocks so resilient? And how did they perform during the last crisis?
  57. Use These ETFs to Trade Google

    If you want exposure to Google with diversification, consider the following ETFs.
  58. Best ETFs for Investing in Japan

    Japan is printing money, which is likely to lead to continue strong performance in the Nikkei. The following ETFs offer exposure ...
  59. Emerging Market ETFs EEM and VWO: Which is Better?

    Based on current conditions, one ETF will look more appealing than the other on the surface, but you always need to look ...
  60. Buy Stock With Insiders: How To Track Insider Buying

    Insider buying can be a sign that a company's stock prices will soon rise. Here's how to keep track of insider buying on ...
  61. How To Start a Hedge Fund In the United States

    A general overview of how to start a hedge fund firm in the United States, including complying with state and federal regulations. ...
  62. A Guide Of Option Trading Strategies For Beginners

    Options offer alternative strategies for investors to profit from trading underlying securities, provided the beginner understands ...
  63. Does The US Fear The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank?

    The AIIB has the U.S. fearful of their decreasing influence in both developing economies and the world economy.
  64. Green Technology: A Solid Investment Choice?

    With global investing in green energy on the rise, there are abundant opportunities for environmentally responsible, financially ...
  65. Top Alternative Investments To The Stock Market

    Dislike the stock market or want greater diversity? Here are some alternatives.
  66. How To Start A Hedge Fund In The UK

    Starting a new hedge fund in the United Kingdom is more complex than in the United States. We discuss UK laws and regulations ...
  67. How Much Cash Should You Keep In The Bank?

    With its barely-there interest rates, which portion of your money belongs in a bank, not somewhere else?
  68. Want To Work At a Hedge Fund? These Are The Top Entry-Level Jobs

    Lucrative salary, high perks, and best quantitative brains at work - Here are the common entry level positions for those ...
  69. Why These are 2015's Top 3 Travel Industry Stocks

    These three travel-related companies are growing their businesses on both the top and bottom lines. Here's why.
  70. A Look at EAFE Index (EFA) ETF

    The iShares MSCI EAFE is a unique ETF with exposure to high quality companies, but is it likely to be a good bet going forward? ...
  71. How To Avoid The 5 Most Dangerous Market Scenarios

    Recognizing the five most dangerous market scenarios can save a fortune in avoidable losses, setting the stage for long term ...
  72. Why & How To Reevaluate Your Trading Strategy At Midday

    Take a step back at the lunch hour and reevaluate the trading day.
  73. Are You Ready To Be A Professional Trader?

    Here's help in making the quantum leap from novice to crackerjack trader.
  74. The Biggest Threats to Netflix

    A look at the biggest threats to Netflix and whether it can maintain its current growth rate.
  75. This ETF Can Weather Any Market Condition

    Looking for a winning ETF that's capable of performing in almost any environment?
  76. Emerging Markets to Avoid in 2015

    Looking to gain exposure to emerging markets in 2015? Avoid these two.
  77. Is this ETF Your Best Bet for Emerging Markets?

    Are emerging markets still emerging? If you believe so, this ETF could be your best bet.
  78. Top 7 Roth IRA Stocks for 2015

    Looking for stocks with long-term potential for your Roth IRA? Here are the top seven picks for 2015.
  79. Brokerage Reviews: TradeStation Vs. Interactive Brokers

    These are among the most sophisticated brokers in the industry in terms of investment offerings, market access and technology.
  80. A Risky Maneuver To Jumpstart Japan's Economy

    Japan's government and the Bank of Japan are buying large amounts of government bonds in an effort to spark economic activity, ...
  81. Post-Election Opportunities For Nigerian Oil

    Nigeria has an historic opportunity to reform and improve its oil industry now that elections are over.
  82. What Education Do You Need To Become A Billionaire?

    What kind of education does it take to become a billionaire? We take a look at the formal and informal education of the world's ...
  83. Are There Taxes On Bitcoins?

    Here is a short guide to the tax implications when using or investing in bitcoins in the US.
  84. How To Mimic A Hedge Fund Strategy

    Hedge fund replication strategies are beneficial to individual investors who would like hedge fund-like returns without the ...
  85. Brokerage Review: How Useful Is TradeStation?

    TradeStation uses its experience in developing early groundbreaking trading software to create and enhance its own online ...
  86. Analyzing Google's Balance Sheet

    We take a look at Google's balance sheet to learn about the health of the company and how well it is run.
  87. What Is Litecoin And How Does It Work?

    Litecoin is one of the major competitors to bitcoin. Litecoin differs from bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in various ...
  88. At Look at REITS vs. Real Estate Mutual Funds

    REITs and real estate mutual funds have their differences, but they both offer liquidity and easy access to diversified real ...
  89. Are These 2015's 10 Best Telecom Stocks?

    Telecom stocks offer generous dividend yields, but it's imperative to make sure those dividends are likely to stay in place. ...
  90. Why 'Menu' is a 4-Letter Word at McDonald's

    McDonald's has taken care of its shareholders through the years, but the brand has suffered recently. What is likely to happen ...
  91. Use Round Numbers To Work The Market To Your Favor

    Trading around round numbers like 10, 50 and 100 display unique market dynamics that translate into profitable trading opportunities.
  92. How To Prepare For Volatile Markets?

    News surrounding market volatility might make one never to invest again: headlines speak of “roller coasters”, “turbulence” ...
  93. How to Manage Risk in Your Personal Portfolio

    To best manage your portfolio, first determine your risk tolerance.
  94. Is the EWZ Brazil ETF a Buy Right Now?

    An in depth look at iShares MSCI Brazil Capped, the largest ETF offering exposure to this emerging market.
  95. Investors Lack Alternative Investing Knowledge

    A recent survey shows that investors lack knowledge of alternative investments. Here is what advisors can do to combat this. ...
  96. Understanding Negative Rates Of Europe's Central Banks

    We are currently seeing negative central bank deposit rates and government and corporate bonds with negative yields, but ...
  97. Is Now A Good Time To Invest in Tesla?

    Tesla offers prospects for rewards, but risks are many. Risks include strong competition, rewards include market potential ...
  98. Invesco PowerShares: Joining Indexing, Smart Beta

    Invesco's PowerShares is trying to make a mark with smart-beta funds that put a distinctive twist on popular investment themes
  99. Top Investments for a Strong U.S. Dollar

    Looking to benefit from a strong U.S. dollar? Consider these stocks.
  100. Investing in REITs: What You Need to Know

    Thinking of investing in REITs? Here's what you need to know first.
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