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  1. Why You Shouldn’t Sell Baidu Stocks?

    Baidu has seen its stock soar more than 130%. But after such a significant run-up, is it time for investors to cash out and ...
  2. What Has Seadrill Really Excited?

    Seadrill was caught off guard by the drop in the price of oil, that has forced it to make tough decisions, like cutting its ...
  3. How To Manage Portfolio Risk

    Follow these tips to successfully manage portfolio risk.
  4. Chesapeake Energy Sees History Repeating Itself

    Chesapeake was on the wrong side of natural gas when its price plunged in 2012, and it appears to be repeating itself after ...
  5. Is Now the Time for Junk Bonds?

    A bet on high-yield bonds is a bet that the global economy will continue to improve...but not too much.
  6. Can American Capital Agency Maintain Its Dividend?

    Dividend investors know that real estate investment trusts with REITs that invest in mortgage-backed securities produce double-digit ...
  7. Pimco and Vanguard: A Tale of Two Fund Managers

    A look at the similarities and differences of asset management giants Pimco and Vanguard.
  8. Short Russia with Direxion's Daily Russia Bear 3X

    Looking to short Russia? Check out the Direxion Daily Russia Bear 3X ETF.
  9. An Overview of Janus Capital Management

    A look at Janus Capital and the funds it manages.
  10. Investing In Social Media Startups? Read This First

    Several new social media startups are attracting large amounts of funding, based on their prospects of retaining a large ...
  11. Enter Trades Ahead Of The Emotional Crowd

    Traders profit in highly competitive markets by shifting their strategies backward or forward, entering positions ahead of ...
  12. Five Janus Mutual Funds With High Alpha

    A look at some of the alpha-generating equity funds from Janus.
  13. How Is Main Street Capital Growing?

    Dividend investors are always on the lookout for high-yielding investments, and one niche in the investment world has paid ...
  14. What Would Be Of BreitBurn Energy This Summer?

    This Spring, BreitBurn Energy Partners' banks will take a closer look at its credit facility and redetermine its borrowing ...
  15. Is Union Pacific Still A Good Dividend Stock?

    It is impossible for a competitor to secure enough right-of-way real estate and cost advantages to compete with U.S. Class ...
  16. Is It Time To Shun Altria Group?

    If you're in the market for a high-yielding dividend stock with an unmatched history of shareholder returns, then you can't ...
  17. What is the Difference Between Institutional Traders and Retail Traders?

    The differences between retail and institutional traders lie in the size of the trade, level of sophistication, and the ...
  18. The Motley Fool vs. TheStreet: Which Is Which?

    Motley Fool and TheStreet.com provide financial news and other investment services, but each has unique traits that will ...
  19. What Is Cold Storage For Bitcoin And Why Does It Matter?

    With increasing incidents of hacking in the world of digital currency, cold storage offers a safe place for the cryptocurrency ...
  20. How Two Harbors' Derivatives Work?

    Mortgage REITs, like Two Harbors , have cut their dividend payments as interest rate trends have eaten into profitability ...
  21. Is Prospect Capital Exposed To Elevated Losses?

    According to a federal government report, the quality of leveraged loans has begun to deteriorate. Prospect Capital specializes ...
  22. How Realty Income Became A Top Dividend Stock?

    Real-estate investment trusts have gained in popularity over the years as income investors look for reliable stream of cash ...
  23. Sectors Hit by Sanctions on North Korea

    We look at the sectors most affected by the US sanctions imposed against North Korea.
  24. Motif Investing Broker Review: Easy Thematic Investing

    A review of Motif Investing, a new online brokerage that brings thematic investing to individual investors and financial ...
  25. The Impact of the Janus Market Timing Ruling

    A look at the impact of the Janus Supreme Court ruling on market timing.
  26. How Is SandRidge Energy Really Looking To Grow?

    SandRidge Energy is following the playbook of almost every other oil and gas company in the country: cutting spending and ...
  27. These 4 Precious Metals ETFs Help Combat Inflation

    A look at 4 precious metal ETFs to combat inflation when it hits.
  28. Preferred Stock ETFs: Are They Right for You?

    Considering preferred stock ETFs? Here's a look at their pros and cons.
  29. ETF Fees: What You Should Know

    A look at how ETF Fees work.
  30. A New Economic Threat: State-Sponsored Hacking

    State sponsored hacking attempts are becoming a major cause of concern to the US. Here is a list of US sectors most vulnerable ...
  31. Are Women Steadier Long-Term Investors?

    We look at the differences in behavior between male and female and found that women are steadier customers when it comes ...
  32. Why Mutual Funds Lose Their Five-Star Ratings?

    Ratings help people feel confident about their decision before purchasing. Morningstar’s rating system helps people to find ...
  33. Choosing To Rent Or Buy in New York City

    Yes, it's good to compare values in the rental and home buying markets in the Big Apple, but be aware that personal factors ...
  34. How Chimera Investment Bear The Brunt Of REITst?

    Following the financial crisis, REITs that specialized in investing in mortgage-backed securities produced huge gains for ...
  35. ETFs Characteristics for Short-Term Trading

    Not all ETFs fit the short-term trading scenario. Investopedia tells you the main characteristics to shortlist ETFs for the ...
  36. What Are Kinder Morgan’s Plans For Growth In 2016?

    One thing investors likely love about Kinder Morgan is its robust backlog of future projects, like growing its generous dividend ...
  37. Asia's Safest (And Not That Costly) Countries

    Even Asia's safest countries are affordable, at least compared to New York City. The bargain is Malaysia, though tourists ...
  38. PIMCO vs. BlackRock: Weighing Mega Fund Managers

    A look at the world's biggest bond manager and the world's largest asset manager.
  39. Why Big Russia Bettors Should Consider This ETF

    Investing in the RSX ETF is investing in Russia.
  40. Trade This High Probability Bollinger Band Pattern

    Bollinger Band box patterns set up profitable opportunities when trends give way to well organized trading ranges.
  41. Avoid Future Shock By Protecting Your Portfolio With Futures

    Worried about protecting your portfolio of diversified stocks and assets? Using futures with correct strategies can help. ...
  42. How Terrorism Affects Markets and the Economy

    Terrorism causes quantifiable short-term and long-term costs. After major terror attacks, markets tend to drop quickly but ...
  43. How A Strong Greenback Affects the Economy

    The fact that the strong dollar has an effect on the US economy is indisputable, but is the overall impact positive or negative? ...
  44. The ABCs of Mortgage-Backed Securities ETFs

    ETFs focused on mortgage-backed securities, or MBS, offer an opportunity to further diversify the fixed-income portion of ...
  45. How Swaptions Can Reduce Risk in Portfolios

    How can investing in Swaptions reduce risk in portfolios.
  46. Iron Ore Market: Falling Into The Hands Of A Few

    The big iron ore mining companies have embarked on a drive to increase supply, reduce cost, and take market share.
  47. Know How To Manage Gaps On Your Trading Strategy

    Gaps generate profitable strategies right after they print, as well as during retracements that test those levels, often ...
  48. Buying ETFs on Margin Versus Leveraged ETFs

    Leveraged ETFs and investing in an ETF on margin both have their advantages and disadvantages.
  49. Are Alternative Mutual Funds, ETFs Right for You?

    Alternative mutual fund and ETFs are gaining popularity but are they a good idea for your regular Joe investor?
  50. Does It Still Make Sense To Buy IPG Shares?

    Let's look at IPG's earnings, after their Q4 report, and whether the long-term investing thesis is compelling enough to warrant ...
  51. What’s The Best Airline Stock In the Industry?

    With many airlines forced to seek bankruptcy protection, Southwest Airlines stands out as having consistently remained profitable ...
  52. How Social Impact Investing Works

    Social impact investing is changing the way investors and the government effect change, delivering quantifiable results and ...
  53. What’s The Highest Dividend-Paying Tech Stock?

    Technology stocks tended not to pay dividends, preferring to reinvest available capital back into their respective businesses ...
  54. Can Modi Mania Continue?

    Investors are still swooning over India’s new prime minister, Narendra Modi, whose pro-business platform inspired a record ...
  55. Are These 2015's Most-Promising Small-Cap Stocks?

    At least one of these small-caps should spike in 2015.
  56. Is the Best Plan for Pot Investing 'Wait-and-see?'

    Legalized marijuana is an emerging industry and those interested in investing in it should proceed with caution.
  57. Why These Are 2015's Most-Promising Bank Stocks

    Which bank stocks should offer the best bang for your buck in 2015? Possibly these, so read on.
  58. Are These the Top Inverse ETFs of 2015?

    Short shy? Here's a list of top inverse ETFs to help you profit from a decline in the value of an index or group of stocks.
  59. How Are Interest Rates Affecting Annaly Cap Mgmt?

    Annaly Capital Management reported a net loss of $658 million thanks to the mortgage REIT's strategy of hedging its exposure ...
  60. When Will The Fed Raise Interest Rates?

    We discuss how the actions of U.S. central bank leaders (i.e. “The Fed”) will affect interest rates in the near future.
  61. Are You Investing With A Purpose?

    We all appreciate having a wide variety of investing choices, but a random collection of investments does not make an investing ...
  62. Millennial Investing Techniques Are Changing The Game

    Millennials are taking advantage of social media and a variety of high-tech tools to plow their wealth into investment vehicles ...
  63. The Best Way To Approach The Currency Hedge

    Currency is going to continue to be an important factor in investment choices, particularly as the dollar strengthens.
  64. 20 Rules To Trade More Professionally

    Break free from the pack and join the professional minority with an approach that raises your odds for long term prosperity.
  65. Interested In Pharmaceutical Stocks? Try Novartis (ADR)

    Novartis AG, is the world's leading pharmaceutical company by sales. Here is a closer look at Novartis, and how its financials ...
  66. Is Caterpillar Here To Stay?

    Because Caterpillar is the largest construction and mining equipment manufacturer in the world, investors can count on it ...
  67. Is Apple's Stock Over Valued Or Undervalued?

    Despite several drawbacks, the CAPM gives an overview of the level of return that investors should expect for bearing only ...
  68. Trading On The Psychology Of Round Numbers

    Price action around big round numbers, like 10, 100 and 1000 set up special trading opportunities that take advantage of ...
  69. #1 Country For Tech Start-Ups: U.S.A

    U.S. tech companies are receiving increased levels of investor funding. In 2014, the number of mega-deals for such ventures ...
  70. Windstream's Strategy For Dividend Investors

    Windstream Holdings has been among the top dividend-paying stocks in the market, with double-digit percentage yields that ...
  71. What Is The Real Picture Of Linn Energy?

    Numbers don't always tell the full story. Take, for example, the long-term chart for LINN Energy which was expected to be ...
  72. Why Didn't Quantitative Easing Lead To Hyperinflation?

    Hyperinflation is an exponential rise in prices and tends to occur not when countries print too much money, but is instead ...
  73. Sun Pharma And Ranbaxy: An Ideal Pharma Marriage?

    The Sun Pharma merger with Ranbaxy will blend the complementary market strengths and areas of expertise of each company and ...
  74. Give Yourself More Options With Real Estate Options

    Real estate options have many benefits, including a smaller initial capital requirement.
  75. Figuring Out How To Cover Your Liability Bases

    Whenever we talk about the asset-liability approach to portfolio management (ALM), the concepts of immunization and cash ...
  76. Does A Junk Rating Reflect Russia's Fundamentals?

    Moody’s, like other credit rating agencies, has downgraded Russia’s sovereign debt rating to non-investment grade, but does ...
  77. What Would Happen If Interest Rates Rise?

    This time around, while U.S. long-term yields have rebounded from their January lows, rates have generally been lower than ...
  78. What’s The Latest Market Volatility Strategy?

    A minimum volatility (min vol) strategy would be top of mind for investors. In today’s market climate the case for min vol ...
  79. Growth and Stabilization In The Global Economy

    The continued advance for stocks implies a stabilization in international economies, which indicates global growth is steadying ...
  80. Hedged ETFs That Help You Cushion Currency Impact

    If you’re an investor holding non-U.S. assets, the returns on your investments will be affected when you translate your investment ...
  81. What Has Been Groupon’s Growth Strategy?

    Groupon established a strategy with efforts to become a broader force in the e-commerce world and to expand more strongly ...
  82. Strategies To Position Your Bond Portfolio

    Fixed income investors may not be able to see them all right now, but important trends are stirring on the investment horizon.
  83. The Impact Of A Stronger Dollar In The Markets

    The economy continues to improve, but also demonstrated that some areas of the stock market are more vulnerable to an increase ...
  84. Active Funds: Getting What You Are Paying For?

    Fund investing could have hidden costs that can potentially make a big impact on your final return, particularly over the ...
  85. The Impact Of Ending The US Embargo On Cuba

    Many argue that ending the US embargo on Cuba will not only make US consumers happy, but also help the US economy and bring ...
  86. How To Make The Most of Fibonacci Grids

    Build your Fibonacci skills by finding the longest price swing on your chart of interest and placing a grid over the trend. ...
  87. Getting U.S. Tax Deductions On Foreign Real Estate

    If your home or second home is not in the United States, you can still get U.S. tax deductions. How many and what kind depends ...
  88. This Is A Small Country With Huge Potential to Grow

    Trinidad and Tobago's increased revenue and economic success have been primarily generated by its energy sector, but it still ...
  89. How to Use Commodity Futures to Hedge

    Both producers and consumers of commodities can use futures to hedge. We explain, using a few examples, how to achieve commodity ...
  90. Day Trading: Top Scenarios To Take Profits

    Three ways to take profits while day trading, based on price movement and what the asset is doing that day.
  91. Will the Natural Gas ETF KOLD Stay Hot?

    Proshares UltraShort Bloomberg Natural Gas ETF isn't an investment for the faint of heart.
  92. Top 10 Fastest Growing Industries in the United States

    Six of the ten fastest growing industries are directly related to new residential construction.
  93. Be Aggressive with this Leveraged Natural Gas ETF

    This leveraged ETF offers big short-term potential, but do the risks outweigh the potential rewards?
  94. Ten Worst Mistakes Beginner Investors Make

    Here are the ten worst mistakes beginning investors make.
  95. How To Become a Mortgage-Backed Securities Analyst

    Specializing in structured or derivative credit products like mortgage-backed securities requires education and prior experience ...
  96. How To Become A Private Equity Associate

    With the right planning, second- and third-year investment banking analysts can graduate to an associate position at a private ...
  97. How To Minimize ETF Fees

    ETFs offer broad exposure to a variety of styles, sectors, regions and more. But the fees can be a bit steep. Here are ways ...
  98. You'll Lose Profits Without This Trading Strategy

    A trading edge defines your technical or strategic advantage in the highly competitive market environment.
  99. Why This Small-Cap Utilities ETF is Worth a Look

    PowerShares S&P SmallCap Utilities ETF (PSCU) has been a winner and it’s likely to remain that way barring a broad market ...
  100. 4 Tax-Free Muni Bond ETFs to Consider

    Tax free municipal bond ETFs are an excellent way to build wealth slowly. Here are 4 you should consider.
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