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  1. 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 ...
  2. 10 Most Influential Chinese Companies

    Chinese companies are becoming influential global players. Investopedia provides a list of most influential companies in ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. What A Tech Bubble Could Mean For The Economy

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

    These five popular candlestick chart patterns signal a bullish reversal in downtrend.
  6. 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 ...
  7. The Best and Worst Countries to Find a Job

    Which countries have the lowest and highest unemployment rates? The answers might surprise you.
  8. 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 ...
  9. Are These America's 5 Best CEOs?

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

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

    The return on investment can vary greatly, depending on how much of the building you own.
  12. 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.
  13. Profitable Long-Term Consolidation Patterns

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

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

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

    Successful traders share psychological characteristics that augment their personal and financial power.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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.
  21. 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 ...
  22. Four Buy and Hold Stocks for Millennials

    Wealth creation is the byproduct of holding excellent businesses that grow substantially over the long-run.
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. The Most Expensive Brokerage Accounts For Traders

    A peek into the brokers whose brokerage charges are higher than average in the stock market world.
  26. 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.
  27. Structured Notes: What You Need to Know

    Structured notes are complex, high risk and might not be suitable for individual investors. Here's why.
  28. Financial Advisors Are Showing the Love for ETFs

    ETFs surpass mutual funds in popularity among financial advisors for the first time.
  29. Risks to Consider When Investing in Water

    Investing in water should be a lock. But water is volatile and could see as many risks as potential rewards.
  30. The Story Behind Tesla's Success

    Tesla’s cars have been a hit not only car buyers, but also catapulted the company into the spotlight as one of the few successful ...
  31. Are Robo-Advisors a Better Alternative to Professionally Managed Funds?

    Robo-advisors are the wave of the future. They are programs that provide multi-level management of an investment portfolio ...
  32. Top Reasons Stock Indices Could Be Biased

    Do the owners of the large stock indices (McGraw Hill Financial, CME Group, and News Corp) have incentive to pick stocks ...
  33. The Risks of Investing in Art and Collectibles

    Investing in art and collectibles has the potential to lead to a big payday, but it's often a difficult road.
  34. The Advantages of Investing in Art & Collectibles

    Investing in collectibles can be profitable and fun, and can offer tax benefits for some.
  35. 11 Big Stocks Hated by Analysts

    These 11 stocks get the lowest rating from Wall Street, but some are worse than others.
  36. Top Reasons to Invest in Google

    There's three main reasons Google stands to succeed for years to come.
  37. Three Reasons Inflation Isn’t What You Think

    Though U.S. inflation has been firming recently— the core consumer price index rose in April for a 3rd month in a row—prices ...
  38. How Gloomy Headlines Support Eurozone Stocks

    It's hard to miss the many headlines on Europe lately with news ranging from Greece’s debt saga to the details of ongoing ...
  39. One Step Closer To Normal

    The global interest rate environment is changing. Last week, bond yields in the U.S., U.K., Europe, Japan, Australia and ...
  40. Economic Bubble: Toil And Trouble!

    You might like the idea of profiting from a bubble, but you’d probably like to avoid suffering from its aftermath. Here is ...
  41. Should You Buy Honda Stock Before The HondaJet Launch?

    Can the launch of HondaJet, a private business jet, add value to Honda's stock prices? Investopedia explores the investment ...
  42. Make a Downstream Bet with Oil Refiners

    Now is a good time to bet on the oil refinery sector. Here's why.
  43. How Are Collectibles Taxed?

    If you plan to sell collectibles, it's imperative that you know the tax implications.
  44. Why Cash Could Be Your Best Bet

    Holding too much cash in your portfolio is usually a bad thing, but these aren't usual times.
  45. Top Tips for Rebalancing 401(k) Assets

    Rebalancing 401(k) assets can seem daunting but shouldn't be ignored. Here's how to go about it.
  46. The FV ETF: Playing Momentum with Less Risk

    This ETF is one way to play momentum investing, but even with its steady gains, there are no guarantees.
  47. Stocks and ETFs for a Teetering Stock Market

    Here's what investors should do when the stock market is teetering.
  48. Is Snapchat Overvalued?

    Snapchat has been valued at $10 billion, but it's unclear how profitable the private company really is.
  49. Strategies For Forex Algorithmic Trading

    Algorithmic trading strategies, such as auto hedging, statistical analysis, algorithmic execution, direct market access and ...
  50. Investment Risks You Should Take in Your 20s

    You can take more risks when investing in your 20s, but not until you do this first.
  51. ETF Dividends: The Lowdown on How They're Taxed

    Here's the rundown on how different ETF dividends are taxed.
  52. Cash Flow Is King: How to Keep it Running

    Why is cash flow so important, and what steps can a business take to improve it?
  53. Are Energy MLPs a Good Bet Right Now?

    Energy MLPs offer good long-term potential. Here's why.
  54. 5 Great Stocks You Didn't Know Existed

    If you're looking for new investment opportunities, check out these five stocks that tend to fly under the radar of popular ...
  55. Is It Time To Invest In Turkey?

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's neo-Ottoman sultanate is off the table for now, but the political gridlock and rising ...
  56. Understanding Interest Rates: Nominal, Real And Effective

    Interest rates can be broken down into several subcategories that incorporate various factors such as inflation. Smart investors ...
  57. Financial Analysis: Solvency Vs. Liquidity Ratios

    Solvency and liquidity are equally important for a company's financial health. A number of financial ratios are used to measure ...
  58. 4 Things Landlords Aren't Allowed To Do

    Whether you're a landlord or a tenant, you need to know the rules.
  59. A Quick Guide To Landlord Insurance

    ...And why landlords need it, even if they also have homeowners insurance.
  60. The Top 3 Reasons Southwest's Stock Is a 'Buy'

    Discover the key differences between Southwest Airlines and other major U.S. airlines that have made Southwest a major business ...
  61. 10 Ways to Nurse Cash Flow in Healthcare

    Running a business in healthcare? You might want to rethink cash flow management practices.
  62. Microsoft Is Paying Dividends. Is Its Share Price Undervalued Or Overvalued Based ...

    How can you use the dividend discount model to estimate the value the common stock of Microsoft?
  63. What’s Behind The Sluggish Economic Recovery

    While the economy is improving, the rate of improvement is much lower than economists had expected. Estimates for Q2 GDP ...
  64. Amazon Prime Now: A Strategy To Disrupt Retailers

    With Prime Now, Amazon tackles the on-demand economy and threatens to remove the instant gratification advantage of brick-and-mortar ...
  65. Retirement Balance Sheet: Debt Owed To Yourself

    Thinking of retirement as a debt, where does your retirement sit on your balance sheet? For it's not a debt you owe the bank, ...
  66. 9 Junk Bond ETFs You Should Eye Right Now

    Volatility aside, there’s still some value left in high yield bonds. Pending rate increases shouldn’t effect junk as gravely ...
  67. Gain The Needed Insights To Spot Stock Pick Scams

    Uneducated traders are often ensnared by "hot stock pick" scams, but educated traders use key insights to make well-timed ...
  68. 10 Ways to Loosen Up Your Cash Flow

    Cash flow is king. Here are a few ways to fatten it up.
  69. How to Help Clients with Cash Flow Issues

    Sometimes your spending gets out of hand or income has a hiccup. Here's how financial advisors can help clients who have ...
  70. How to Find the Best Bets in Muni Bonds

    Approach investing in municipal bonds the same as you would investing in stocks.
  71. How to Improve Your Cash Flow in Manufacturing

    Here are 10 ways to to improve a manufacturer's cash flow.
  72. 10 Ways to Improve Cash Flow in Construction

    Improving cash flow in construction requires some sector-specific strategies.
  73. Grocery Wars: Who Will Win in 5 Years?

    Grocery stores have been slowly transitioning to become the kind of grocery stores that Millennials want and need.
  74. Strategies To Trade The Nasdaq Index

    The Nasdaq is by far the best-known technology index in the world, and there are plenty of strategies to trade on the Nasdaq ...
  75. The Importance Of LIBOR In Financial Markets

    What is LIBOR and why are its interest rates so important to the financial markets?
  76. Will J.C. Penney Ever Recover?

    After a series of drastic missteps, J.C. Penney may finally be making a turnaround.
  77. Options Strategies That Profit From Rite Aid's Volatility

    Learn why options strategies such as the long straddle and the long strangle enable investors to make big money with Rite ...
  78. Are These 5 Retailers in Trouble?

    The retail environment is a tough one and some companies are doing better than others.
  79. Is Smaller Better When Investing Overseas?

    When it comes to global stocks think small (and not in a market-cap sense). Smaller developed nations have outperformed larger ...
  80. 10 Creative Strategies for Finding Wealthy Clients

    Thinking outside of the box when it comes to meeting prospective wealthy clients can ultimately pay off.
  81. The Economics Of Solar Power

    Even with the massive strides made in technological innovation, sustainable energy has failed to usurp traditional fossil ...
  82. How U.S. Election News Affects The Dow

    We explain the relationship between US politics, election news, and the performance of the Dow.
  83. Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Business's Cash Flow

    Improving cash flow from receivables provides more capital for day-to-day operations and innovation. Here are 10 ways to ...
  84. Military Spending: U.S. Versus Everywhere Else

    A look at the figures and patterns of US spending on its military compared to the other countries.
  85. Top 5 Most Profitable Hotel Companies

    How can companies control so many properties and rooms? The same way McDonald’s controls 35,000 restaurants: franchise agreements.
  86. Few Target-Date Managers Invest in Their Own Funds

    Target-date funds have experienced explosive growth in the past 20 years. Many managers who run them, however, have failed ...
  87. Kohl's: Does a Broken Stock Mean a Broken Company?

    Kohl's stock is broken, but the company is strong.
  88. Finding a Top Financial Advisor in Canada

    Choosing a financial advisor is a difficult and important job. A ranking of Canadian advisors can help you make the right ...
  89. Why Muni Bonds and Bond Funds are Perfect Together

    Municipal bonds and bond funds differ in several ways, which is partly why they complement each other well.
  90. How Are Dividends On IRAs Taxed?

    Reinvesting dividends in an IRA is a great way to grow your retirement funds faster, but be sure you understand the potential ...
  91. Places To Consider Riding Out The Rate Change

    Despite multiple signs that global growth remains sluggish, bond yields recently hit fresh highs for the year.
  92. Which Are the World's 10 Largest Private Banks?

    Most of the largest private banking providers in the world are headquartered in Europe or the United States.
  93. Finding A Discount On Your Next Bond Investment

    Discount rates have nothing to do with buying things on sale. Rather, it helps you figure out how much to pay today for a ...
  94. World's Most Expensive Mansions

    Buying Buckingham Palace is out of the question (probably!), but the rest of the world's priciest mansions are in private ...
  95. Should You Wade Into The Dark Pools Of Liquidity?

    Dark pools of liquidity allow big investors to trade away from the public eye. They limit market impact but may leave small ...
  96. Comparing Impact Investing & Venture Philanthropy

    Impact investing and venture philanthropy might be similar, but there are differences and one is more popular than the other ...
  97. Impact Investing: How it Works and How to Invest

    Impact investing makes a positive impact, socially and/or environmentally, while also aiming to produce positive returns, ...
  98. Will Zynga's New Strategy Win Back Mobile Gamers?

    Explore the history and current activities of the Web game developer Zynga, and learn what the company is doing to make a ...
  99. Try Southwest Airlines Options To Avoid Risks

    Learn how to take a position in Southwest Airlines' stock using option strategies that have limited or defined risk.
  100. Is David Cameron's Austerity Working for Britain?

    Although growth picked up in 2013 and 2014, contrary to Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s claims, austerity is ...
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