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  1. Target Date Funds: More Popular, Cheaper Than Ever

    How target date funds can help investors weather volatility when it comes to saving for retirement.
  2. Do Energy Sector CAPEX Cuts Equal Opportunity?

    Pessimism in the oil patch has reached new levels. Does this mean the sector could be the ultimate value investing buy?
  3. The Story Behind Apple's Success

    The marketing helps, and the media and fan frenzy never hurt; but it is the quality of the products that drive Apple's success. ...
  4. How China Makes Money

    China has the first or second largest GDP in the world but is not nearly as developed as others in the top 10.
  5. Top 4 Ways to Invest Tax Free

    When you're ready to invest, start by looking at these 4 tax-advantaged ways to build your portfolio and your future.
  6. SEC-Regulated Options Brokers

    Investopedia provides a List Of SEC-Regulated Options Brokers
  7. Best Ways To Protect Your Bitcoins

    Just like any other valuable asset, its important to keep your bitcoins safe. Here are few ways to protect bitcoins from ...
  8. Writing Covered Calls On Dividend Stocks

    Writing covered calls on stocks that pay above-average dividends is a strategy that can be used to boost returns on a portfolio, ...
  9. Top Tools Every Financial Advisor Needs

    Becoming a financial advisor requires more education and hard work than is often assumed, but today's technology can relieve ...
  10. Is it Time to Buy Floating Rate Bonds?

    The Fed’s awaited interest rate hike could finally be at hand. Are floating rate bonds the way to go?
  11. Top Bachelor Degree For A Hedgefund Career

    From economics to statistic analysis, certain bachelor's degrees make graduates more qualified for landing highly sought ...
  12. Why International Diversification Matters Today

    Given the breadth and diversity of the U.S. economy and market, many U.S. investors feel comfortable keeping their money ...
  13. Will The US Economy Rebound In The 2nd Quarter?

    Most investors know that U.S. 1st quarter growth numbers aren’t pretty. Economic statistics have been missing expectations ...
  14. Should You Track The Cost Of Retirement Income?

    Today, workers face a challenge when saving for retirement, because retirement income is getting more expensive, and the ...
  15. The U.S. Economy May Be Stronger Than You Think

    While the economic performance in the U.S. broadly disappointed in the first quarter, temporary factors presented one-off ...
  16. Cost-Free Connection Of Target Groups To Marketers

    ZipDial spotted a niche marketing opportunity in the area of “missed calls” and developed a business around it. Here is how ...
  17. The Funds Keep Flowing Into Indian Tech Startups

    Investors are increasingly turning their attention to Indian tech startup companies. Billions of dollars are flowing into ...
  18. 10 Cities Leading Bitcoin Adoption

    An overview of the global cities leading the way in using the virtual currency Bitcoin.
  19. Facing Retirement? Look Beyond 100% Bonds

    Retiring doesn't mean putting all your money in bonds. There are two things to consider when it comes to be invested in bonds: ...
  20. Is the PowerShares (PFEM) ETF a Good Bet Now?

    What you need to know if you are considering trading PowerShares Fundamental Emerging Markets Local Debt ETF.
  21. The Story Behind Google's Success

    An ongoing commitment to innovation and rapid iteration drives Google's ongoing success.
  22. One Silver Lining Of Slower Global Growth

    Stocks struggled last week amid more evidence out of the world’s largest economies that global economic growth isn’t accelerating ...
  23. Anatomy of Emerging Markets Debt ETF (EMLC)

    This emerging market bond ETF offers a high yield, but there are dangers. Find out why.
  24. How to Analyze Pharma Stock Fundamentals

    What you need to know about analyzing the fundamentals of pharma stocks.
  25. How to Pick the Best Dividend Stocks

    Dividend stocks can make you rich, but you have to be patient.
  26. 5 Gold Stocks that Pay Regular Dividends

    Five dividend paying gold stocks to put on your watch list.
  27. Beware of these Five Bitcoin Scams

    We look at five bitcoin scams and how to protect yourself from fraud.
  28. Financial Bear 3X (FAZ): Bull in a Bear Suit?

    Why the Financial Bear 3X Direxion ETF looks like a bullish bet.
  29. This Gold ETF is Fine for Traders, Not Investors

    A look under the hood of the Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X ETF.
  30. 4 Top Dividend-Paying Agriculture Stocks

    Here are four different ways to play dividend-paying agro stocks.
  31. REITs 101: How They're Regulated

    Here's everything you need to know about REITs in less than five minutes.
  32. Invest in Emerging Market Currencies with this ETF

    Why this emerging market currency ETF needs to be on your radar.
  33. Oil vs. Gas ETFs: Which One Should I Choose?

    When it comes to oil versus gas ETFs, why not choose one that gives exposure to both?
  34. Understand The Math Behind Betting Odds & Gambling

    A betting opportunity should be considered valuable if the probability assessed for an outcome is higher than the implied ...
  35. The Top 3 Silver ETFs

    Like any tradable asset, silver and silver ETF prices are governed by the fundamental market economic forces of supply and ...
  36. How China's GDP Is Calculated

    China is the world’s second-largest economy based on its GDP figures. Investopedia explains the methodology behind China’s ...
  37. Bitcoin Transactions Vs. Credit Card Transactions

    We provide an overview of the differences between bitcoin and credit card transactions, and the advantages of using one over ...
  38. 4 Quality Dividend Stocks You Need to Consider

    Looking for quality stocks that also pay dividends? Consider these four.
  39. Top 6 Gas Stocks that Pay Regular Dividends

    A look at the top 6 dividend paying gas stocks.
  40. Real Estate Advice for Recent Retirees

    What retirees need to consider when it come to making real estate decisions.
  41. Best ETFs for Inflationary Worries

    Inflation may have been muted over the last few years, but that doesn’t mean investors should forget about it.
  42. Betting Basics: Fractional, Decimal & American Odds

    Betting odds are expressed in three popular formats: Fractional (British), Decimal (European) and American (Moneyline). So, ...
  43. Invest In Gold Through ETFs

    The mystique of the yellow metal captivates market players seeking hedges against inflationary pressure, safe haven in turbulent ...
  44. How To Best Analyze Relative Strength

    Relative strength indicators measure performance between similar instruments, uncovering opportunities that can translate ...
  45. A Guide To Finding The Most Actively Traded Stocks

    Knowing the trading volume of a stock helps traders understand price movements and forecast future movements. This short ...
  46. Top Oil Stocks that Pay Regular Dividends

    Eyeing oil stocks that pay regular dividends? Consider these refinery plays.
  47. Are These the Top Monthly Dividend Stocks?

    Interested in monthly dividends? Here are two stocks to watch.
  48. Beware: These Bond Funds Act Like Stocks

    Beware of bond funds that act like stocks.
  49. Investing Early In The Future of Data Security

    Data breaches are becoming increasingly common. Among the foremost technologies paving the path for the future of data security ...
  50. 10 Most Famous Hedge Fund Managers

    The most famous hedge fund managers have made billions, but their fame might not always result from their financial successes.
  51. Bitcoin Vs. Litecoin: What's The Difference?

    Litecoin is often referred to as "the silver to Bitcoin's gold." But what is Litecoin, and how does it compare to its more ...
  52. Why Governments Are Afraid Of Bitcoin

    Bitcoin is the first decentralized peer-to-peer payment network and cryptocurrency. Governments may fear Bitcoin because ...
  53. Understanding Bottoms & Bottoming Patterns

    Analysis lowers the risk of bottom picking by identifying common characteristics of securities transitioning from downtrends ...
  54. Bitcoin 2.0 Applications

    The bitcoin blockchain enables the application of decentralized public ledgers for purposes other than digital currencies ...
  55. Feex: A Tool To Reduce Investment Management Fees

    If someone were to ask what the management fees are on your investment accounts, would you know the answer? The truth is ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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 ...
  58. Manage Investments And Modern Portfolio Theory

    Modern Portfolio Theory suggests a static allocation which could be detrimental in declining markets, making it necessary ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. Why These May Be the Top 4 Growth Stocks of 2015

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

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

    An in depth look at how Las Vegas Sands became a multi-billion dollar company.
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. Disadvantages Of Stock Simulators

    Stock simulators enable one to practice trading, but they have some disadvantages that you should be aware of, before transitioning ...
  69. 6 ETFs to Fight Your Recession Jitters

    Are you worried about a recession? If so, consider these 6 ETFs.
  70. 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.
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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. ...
  73. 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.
  74. 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 ...
  75. 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 ...
  76. 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.
  77. 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. ...
  78. High-Frequency Trading Regulations

    Current regulations on high-frequency trading, and possible future ones. How some people think high-frequency trading should ...
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. Fight Volatility and Inflation with Infrastructure

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

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

    These dividend-paying companies offer a lot more than just dividends.
  84. 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.
  85. 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.
  86. Should GE Be Part of Your Portfolio?

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

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

    A review of the most famous and infamous traders in history.
  89. 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.
  90. 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 ...
  91. 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 ...
  92. 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.
  93. 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?
  94. Why Is Chipotle So Successful & Popular?

    Chipotle's emphasis on simplicity and high-quality ingredients have made the restaurant immensely popular among consumers ...
  95. 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.
  96. 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.
  97. 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.
  98. VelocityShares TVIX: A Dangerous Game

    Thinking of leveraging volatility with VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETN? If so, proceed with caution.
  99. 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 ...
  100. 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.
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