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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. #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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. Give Yourself More Options With Real Estate Options

    Real estate options have many benefits, including a smaller initial capital requirement.
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. Growth and Stabilization In The Global Economy

    The continued advance for stocks implies a stabilization in international economies, which indicates global growth is steadying ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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.
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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. ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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.
  25. Will the Natural Gas ETF KOLD Stay Hot?

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

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

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

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

    Specializing in structured or derivative credit products like mortgage-backed securities requires education and prior experience ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. You'll Lose Profits Without This Trading Strategy

    A trading edge defines your technical or strategic advantage in the highly competitive market environment.
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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.
  35. An ETF for Dollar Bulls: PowerShares UUB

    A look at PowerShares US Dollar Index Bullish Fund ETF.
  36. Are You An Investor Seeking For More Income?

    For income-seeking investors, it's hard to turn down a double-digit dividend yield like that of Prospect Capital Corporation ...
  37. 3 Major Risks For Annaly’s Investors

    Thanks to its double-digit dividend yield, Annaly Capital Management has long been a favorite among income-seeking investors. ...
  38. How Gilead Sales Have Grown Conspicuously?

    Learn how Gilead sales have climbed from $1.33 billion in 2004 to $24.89 billion as of the end of 2014.
  39. Which Is One Of The Nation’s Safest Banks?

    While there's no such thing as a completely safe bank stock, it's hard to find one that comes closer to the mark than New ...
  40. Ready To Invest In Financial Leverage Funds?

    Whenever you invest in a leveraged financial fund or are thinking about doing so, it's important to know the risks that could ...
  41. Why Should Investors Be Wary Of Organovo?

    Few industries are as hit-or-miss as healthcare. Depending upon the success of a company's drug or device pipeline, your ...
  42. How To Take Advantage Of A Stronger U.S. Dollar?

    If you are invested in the market, you will feel the effects of a stronger dollar, especially if overseas interests are part ...
  43. How To Invest Sirius XM Holdings Successfully?

    Sirius XM Holdings wasn't a very exciting stock last year. Let's go over some of the things that need to get right if it ...
  44. Why These Are 2015's Most-Promising Stocks

    A short list of stocks with strong potential for 2015 and beyond.
  45. Are These the 10 Best Oil Stocks of 2015?

    Instead of trying to pick a bottom in oil, pick a good company. Here are 10 to consider.
  46. Stock Analysis Basics: How To Forecast Revenue and Growth

    Forecasted revenue and growth projections are important components of security analysis, leading to a stock’s future worth.
  47. Exchange Traded Notes: An Alternative To ETFs

    ETNs offer yet another way to track an index. Find out what they have to offer, and what's at stake.
  48. How Brokerage Fees Work

    What you need to know about fees when choosing between a full service and discount broker.
  49. The Healthiest Emerging Markets in 2015

    2014 was a rough year for several well-known emerging market economies. This year is likely to be better for a select few.
  50. If Greece Leaves The Euro, Who's Next?

    If Greece leaves the euro, one of these countries may follow suit.
  51. OptionsXpress Vs. OptionsHouse: Which One To Pick?

    OptionsXpress and OptionsBroker -- each offers a price mix and set of services suitable for certain investors based on their ...
  52. Are Financial Advisors Becoming Dinosaurs?

    Technology is transforming the field of wealth management. Has the shift made financial advisors obsolete?
  53. Does Quantitative Easing Work?

    The US, Japan, and now the EU have embraced quantitative easing. But what works for the economy of one country doesn't necessarily ...
  54. 9 Cognitive Biases That Affect Your Business

    Human beings often act irrationally when it comes to business decisions. Behavioral finance explains the difference between ...
  55. China's Push for Investment in North Korea

    We look at how the Chinese government is actively encouraging businessmen to invest in North Korea, including issuing a guidebook.
  56. A Legendary Market Skill Experience Traders Have

    Tape readers interpret complex background data during the market day to gain a definable trading edge over the competition.
  57. Afraid Of A New Financial Crisis?

    It may be time for the U.S. to adopt a model for financial companies that better deters risky financial behavior.
  58. These ETFs are Ready for Russia When You Are

    This might not be the best time to invest in Russia, but you should be ready to strike when that time arrives.
  59. Risk Management Framework (RMF): An Overview

    A company must identify the type of risks it is taking, as well as measure, report on, and set systems in place to manage ...
  60. Do You Have The Right Settings On Your Stochastic?

    Use these helpful tips to unlock Stochastics' full potential.
  61. This Investment Strategy Could Be Your key To Success

    Goal-based investing seems like an obvious tactic. But many investors have only a vague idea what their goals are, much less ...
  62. Find The Right Discount Rate Amid Post-2007 Risks

    OIS discounting has become part of standard valuation techniques, in a market in which there is more uncertainty and less ...
  63. Axis and Allies: US And EU Sanctions Against North Korea

    A look at the sanctions imposed by United States and the European Union on North Korea, along with their effectiveness.
  64. How To Approach Momentum Trading Like A Pro

    Momentum markets generate high-reward high-risk environments that confound traders until they employ specific risk management ...
  65. Real Estate Face-Off: Zillow Vs. Trulia

    Both websites help you find homes for sale, but they organize the information differently. Here's how they compare.
  66. How To Arbitrage Precious Metals

    Here are the fine points, trading tips, suitable securities, and examples for precious metal arbitrage trading.
  67. What Happens If Your Insurance Company Goes Bankrupt?

    When insurance companies go bankrupt or face financial difficulty, it's bad news for policy holders.
  68. What You Should Know About CAC 40 ETFs

    Interested in investing in CAC 40 via ETFs? Here's a look at some popular funds.
  69. Is Scalping Or Swing Trading Right For You?

    A look at how scalping strategy is different from a swing trading strategy.
  70. How To Protect A Short Position With Options

    Short selling can be a risky endeavor, but the inherent risk of a short position can be mitigated significantly through the ...
  71. Looking To Invest In U.S Start-Ups? Better Try...

    A surge in investment in tech startups in Asia is driving incredible expansion and innovation on the continent, which is ...
  72. Internet.org: What It Is and How It Works

    Basic Internet access remains out of reach for many in developing nations. Internet.org aims to bring basic Internet access ...
  73. Trader Rookie Mistakes: Avoid Them While You Can!

    These 10 common trading mistakes can rob capital and undermine confidence.
  74. How LearnVest Brings Financial Education To All

    LearnVest is one of the most exciting players in the financial technology space. The company's goal: make financial planning ...
  75. Bet Against The Euro With EUO ETF

    Investors who believe that the euro will continue to fall in value can gain short exposure to the euro through the ProShares ...
  76. How Quantitative Easing Affects the Labor Market

    The Federal Reserve used quantitative easing to aid economic growth. QE has impacted many areas, including the labor market, ...
  77. This Indicator Should Always Be Part Of Your Strategy

    The relationship between price, 200-day EMA and its slope of generate useful patterns that assist in price prediction and ...
  78. Folio Investing Brings Experience To Robo-Advisors

    Prior to the recent upsurge of robo advisors, Folio Investing established itself as an alternative investment service through ...
  79. Why You Should Avoid Some ETFs

    Despite the popularity of ETFs, not every one is a solid bet, and not every ETF is built to last. Here's what an investor ...
  80. Examples To Understand The Binomial Option Pricing Model

    Binomial option pricing model, based on risk neutral valuation, offers a unique alternative to Black-Scholes. Here are detailed ...
  81. A Guide to Using Inverse ETFs for Diversification

    A look at how inverse ETFs can help investors diversify their portfolios.
  82. The Pros and Cons of a Weak Euro

    The lingering Eurozone crisis has caused the euro to decline against the U.S. dollar. Who are the real winners and losers ...
  83. Tired Of Mutual Funds? Try This Alternative

    Mirrored investments services are a beneficial alternative to traditional mutual funds. Discover how they work and how they ...
  84. Comparing China ETFs: SPDR GXC or iShares FXI?

    A look at SPDR GXC and iShares FXI China ETFs.
  85. The Best ETFs to Play 2015's Housing Rebound

    Housing starts will likely rise about 20% this year, reviving the recovery. Stocks and ETFs have already begun to move.
  86. What You Should Know About Smart Beta ETFs

    Smart Beta funds get a lot of hype and are a relatively cheap way to get exposure to an asset class. But they are not foolproof. ...
  87. TIPS ETFs: No Inflation, No Reason to Buy

    No inflation means there's no reason to buy TIPS ETFs.
  88. How On-Balance Volume Reveals Market Players' Strategy

    On-Balance Volume (OBV) reveals the intent of market players, often before price action generates a buy or sell signal.
  89. Consider This High-Yield ETF's Risks and Rewards

    Finding quality high-yield opportunities isn’t easy, but the YieldShares High Income ETF (YYY) has potential.
  90. The Best Low-Cost, Web-Based Trading Brokers

    With this table, investors can differentiate between top low-cost, web-based trading brokers by price, capabilities, and ...
  91. Eyeing a Loan? Consider Skipping the Banks

    Peer-to-peer lending platforms, such as Lending Tree, Lending Club and Prosper, offer borrowers newfound leverage. Here's ...
  92. The Capital Asset Pricing (CAPM) Model: Pros and Cons

    CAPM, while criticized for its unrealistic assumptions, provides a more useful outcome than either the DDM or WACC in many ...
  93. Greedy on the Dollar? See This Leveraged ETN

    There are several ways to play the rise in the U.S. Dollar, and the UUPT ETN is definitely one way to consider playing it. ...
  94. How To Make Money WIth Real Estate Options

    Buying real estate options is one way to invest in real estate at a lower entry cost.
  95. Must-Know Simple & Effective Exit Trading Strategies

    An effective exit strategy builds confidence, trade management skills and profitability.
  96. Interested in Investing in Europe? Eye These ETFs

    Want exposure to the European markets? Check out these ETFs.
  97. Retirement Investing with BlackRock's CoRI Funds

    A look at BlackRock’s CoRI Funds as a retirement investment option.
  98. App-pocalypse! 20 Industries Disrupted By New Tech

    Mainstream economic thought says that while those displaced by technology will see their industries destroyed, the industries ...
  99. China: North Korea's One-Stop Economic Shop

    China is essentially North Korea's only trading partner, a one-stop solution for North Korea's economic needs.
  100. Top Emerging Markets Dividend ETFs

    These dividend ETFs offer similar — yet different — ways to play emerging markets.
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