Investing Articles

  1. Why Best Buy Failed in China

    Best Buy entered China with much fanfare in 2006. The Minnesota-based retailer exited quietly last year. What went wrong? ...
  2. How Grant Cardone Built a $350M Real Estate Empire

    Sales trainer Grant Cardone built his multimillion-dollar real estate empire without raising external capital from anyone ...
  3. Can Fracking Survive at $60 a Barrel?

    Can fracking survive at $60 a barrell?
  4. How Private Equity and Hedge Funds are Taxed

    Private equity and hedge funds offer an appealing tax structure for those who can afford to invest in them. Here's why.
  5. Top Tips on Catering to Millennial Clients

    The economic impact of Millennials is rapidly growing. Here's how to reach them.
  6. ETF Analysis: Health Care Select Sector SPDR

    Learn about the Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund including its performance, current holdings, recent performance and the ...
  7. What Can A Conference Call Tell About Trends?

    Messages in a company conference call can be easily misconstrued. But there is a way to cut through the talking points to ...
  8. Public Homebuilding Companies Poised For Gains

    The homebuilding sector is benefiting from the economic recovery and pent-up demand. The top public homebuilders have all ...
  9. Private Equity Management: Fees & Regulation

    Since Dodd-Frank was signed into law in 2010, private equity firms can no longer operate largely unregulated, but the industry ...
  10. Do Fast Food Franchises Mean Fast Returns?

    We look at what it takes to own a fast food franchise: the entry costs, profit potentials, challenges, and sustainability.
  11. What Makes Tesla's Business Model Different?

    Tesla did not invent the first electric car. What it did invent was the first successful business model for bringing compelling ...
  12. Successful Investors Don’t Just Set It & Forget It

    The most highly effective investors consistently take steps to adapt their investment plan in the face of changing markets ...
  13. Citadel And Bernanke, The Perfect Relationship?

    How does Bernanke's relationship with investment firms impact Wall Street and Main Street?
  14. Do Interest Rate Changes Affect Dividend Payers?

    Interest rate changes have an effect on prices of dividend-rich stocks in interest rate sensitive sectors like utilities, ...
  15. Which US Airlines Are Poised For Long-Term Gains?

    The US airline industry has undergone a dramatic transformation since the last bear market, with one or two carriers likely ...
  16. A Quick Guide On Behavioral Funds

    Investopedia explores the working of behavioral funds, their benefits and risks, and an analysis of their past returns.
  17. Use the Vortex Indicator Trading Strategy To Profit

    The vortex indicator is a relatively new technical indicator, introduced in 2010, that is gaining traction with traders and ...
  18. Building An Effective Watch List

    An effective watch list will uncover opportunities missed by other traders, fund managers and market timers.
  19. Exploring The Williams Alligator Indicator

    Bill William’s Alligator Indicator provides a useful visual tool for trend recognition and deciding when to enter or exit ...
  20. How Patent Trolls Hurt Competition

    Patent trolls are known to have a negative impact on the overall business ecosystem. Investopedia explores how.
  21. Are Tech Startups Overvalued?

    Tech companies with billion dollar valuations are mushrooming and the NASDAQ index passed 5,000. Is there an app to tell ...
  22. Companies That Went Bankrupt From Innovation Lag

    Companies that don't keep up with market-changing innovations run the risk of going bankrupt. We look at some examples.
  23. GoPro & Extreme Sports' Hella Gnarly Relationship

    This totally gnarly article will examine the close-knit relationship between GoPro and extreme sports, and how this partnership ...
  24. Where Are Real Estate Stocks Heading?

    We summarize five economic reports that investors should monitor monthly to keep them informed of where real estate and its ...
  25. Swing Trading With Ichimoku Clouds

    Ichimoku Clouds offer complex market analysis in a single visual image that addresses price, trend and momentum.
  26. How Military Spending Affects The Economy

    Military spending is a one area where there is no private solution to replace the public purse, but it does end up impacting ...
  27. Shareholders: Vote Your Proxy and Be Heard

    Voting shares, in person or via proxy ballot, is a right every shareholder should exercise. Here's why.
  28. ETF Analysis: Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners

    Obtain detailed information and analysis of the Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF, and learn about the opportunities ...
  29. ETF Analysis: iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond

    Learn about the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT). TLT is a very liquid ETF with low costs that allow investors to ...
  30. How Undervalued Is The Yuan?

    Some argue that the large U.S. trade deficits over the past 15 years are primarily due to currency management by U.S. trading ...
  31. Are Milliennals All About Responsible Investing?

    The hardest part about understanding money management styles is that generations don’t (or can’t) understand how other generations ...
  32. ETF Analysis: Vanguard Large-Cap

    Discover what the Vanguard Large-Cap ETF has to offer investors in terms of investment management, historical performance, ...
  33. Looking for Alternatives to Invest in Real Estate?

    There are several ways to invest in “real estate” via the stock market, buying stocks and hold them for years. We give you ...
  34. Is Amazon Killing the Best Buy Business Model?

    Best Buy's business model has been shaken up by Amazon. Its plan to adapt is working but needs to go further to avoid the ...
  35. What Private Investors Can Learn from 'The Profit'

    By watching "The Profit" investors can pick up a simple yet solid framework for investing in privately-held businesses.
  36. Subaru: Japanese Cars for American Lifestyles

    Subaru has built its cars differently from traditional cars, and once someone is drawn in by the company’s catchy advertising ...
  37. Will the Selloff in China Hurt the Global Economy?

    Though China is the world’s second largest economy, its volatility in the stock market is unlikely to have an impact on the ...
  38. Five Portfolio Moves For The Second Half

    After a relatively calm few months, market volatility is back. If you are an investor, we help you prepare your portfolio ...
  39. Missing Seadrill's Dividend? Consider These Alternatives

    Examine a number of alternative investments to Seadrill among the other prominent companies engaged in the offshore drilling ...
  40. Is a Slumping Kinder Morgan a Good Buy?

    Learn how Kinder Morgan revenues are under pressure from lower commodity prices and how the growth of future dividend payments ...
  41. The Risks of Chasing High Dividend Stocks

    Dividend stocks offer enticing yields, but a lot can go wrong on the way to collecting that dividend payout.
  42. End Yo-Yo Trading By Cultivating Discipline

    Lack of professional and personal discipline can impact self worth and market performance. Examine lifestyle choices like ...
  43. Find the Private Island of Your Dreams

    The perks, the problems and the pleasures of owning your own little piece of paradise.
  44. Putting The Greece Deal In Context

    After a number of surprising twists, the recent Greek drama finally took an expected turn with news that Greece and its creditors ...
  45. Can I Afford To Buy A Private Island?

    It may not be as pricey as you think, but don't forget to pay attention to the rights you're buying and, perhaps, factor ...
  46. The Best Buy-and-Hold Stocks for Your Retirement Portfolio

    These stocks offer stability while exhibiting strong indicators of future growth.
  47. Choose Abundance and Manage Your Trades Like A Pro

    Professional traders build skills to last a lifetime, not just through the next rally or selloff. Cultivate the psychology ...
  48. Is PayPal Worth More Than eBay?

    Examine the online payment processor, PayPal, and discover its projected value increase as a standalone company, separate ...
  49. The Best ETFs for Today's Volatile Market

    Volatility is back with a vengeance. Here's how to smooth the path for your portfolio.
  50. Is Now the Time for Chinese Stocks?

    The recent panic in Chinese stocks could be seen as a buying opportunity for longer-term investors. Here are some ETFs to ...
  51. Is It the Perfect Time to Buy Seadrill?

    Seadrill's low price is enticing to many investors, but does the company have what it takes to regain its former value?
  52. Investment Advisor Versus Broker: How They Compare

    What is the difference between an investment advisor and a broker?
  53. Why Seadrill's Dividend Reinstatement Is Unlikely

    Learn why Seadrill suspended its dividend payments in the latter part of 2014, and how lower crude oil prices could hurt ...
  54. IBM Vs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average

    IBM has lagged the Dow since 2013 and could fall further before finding enthusiastic buyers.
  55. Search Engines That Compete With Google

    While Bing now controls a substantial part of the online search market, the real threat to Google's dominance may come from ...
  56. 6 Factors That Point to Global Recession in 2016

    We may be on the verge of another global recession.
  57. Pay Less for Financial Advice

    Here's a look at what you should pay for financial advice and investment management, what you should get for that price and ...
  58. How The NBA Makes Money

    The National Basketball Association has moved past Major League Baseball to represent the second most popular sport in the ...
  59. Game Theory And The Greece Bank Crisis

    How can game theory help us understand how the Greece bank crisis will play out? As things come to a head, Greece and the ...
  60. 3 Savvy Strategies for Rolling Over Your 401(k)

    How to make the most on your 401(k) rollover – including considerable tax benefits (capital gains, not income tax) when company ...
  61. ETF Analysis: Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets

    Learn why growth investors should consider investing in VWO's portfolio of emerging market stocks.
  62. Hedge Fund Balance Sheet Example

    What once was a niche investment vehicle for the ultra-rich, the hedge fund industry has grown to more than $2.5 billion ...
  63. Why Real Estate Investors Need a Business Plan

    And how to write one that will serve as a road map to give you direction and motivate you to stay on track.
  64. Five Wildly Successful Value Investors

    Warren Buffett is not the only investor who has benefited tremendously from adopting Graham's approach to investing.
  65. Pro Tips on Evaluating Clients' Risk Tolerance

    Want to keep clients longer? Bolster your risk assessment capabilities.
  66. 4 Factors that Make or Break Seadrill Stock

    Learn what factors impact the stock price for Seadrill, including crude oil prices, dividend payments, quarterly revenues ...
  67. ‘Turnkey’ Properties: A Sensible Investment?

    Turnkey properties can make sense - for people who want a real estate investment without truly being in the real estate business. ...
  68. 5 Benefits of Rolling Over a 401(k)

    Nearing retirement or changing jobs? Here's why you might want to move your 401(k) into an IRA (more investment options, ...
  69. How Much Does It Cost to Roll Over a 401(k)?

    Normally, there's no fee to roll over a 401(k) account. But ask your broker about the cost of opening a new account. That's ...
  70. Top 5 Emerging Market Bond ETFs

    The high growth potential of emerging markets makes these five ETFs popular among risk-tolerant investors.
  71. Vanguard's Robo-Advisor: Tailored to Boomers

    Consumers likely will benefit from Vanguard’s entrance into the rapidly expanding robo-advisory market as competition intensifies. ...
  72. Use This Key Metric to Pick Restaurant Stocks

    Investors in the fast food sector should pay attenion to customer service ratings—a good barometer for a company's health. ...
  73. The 3 Best Buy-and-Hold Stocks For the Next 10 Years

    Find out what makes electric cars, burritos and muscle shirts great buy-and-hold additions to your long-term portfolio.
  74. Will Spain Exit the Euro?

    With a "no" vote in last Sunday’s referendum on whether the Greek people would accept imposed austerity measures, chances ...
  75. Signs The U.S. Recovery Is Solid

    Many market observers lately have been making some pretty pessimistic evaluations of the U.S. economy, declaring that it’s ...
  76. Betterment vs. Financial Advisor: Which is Best?

    Which is better: Betterment or a traditional financial advisor? The answer depends on you, your skills and expectations. ...
  77. Junk Bonds: Does High Yield Equal Extreme Risk?

    High-yield bonds present a lot of risks but do they outweigh the rewards? Here are some ETFs to consider, with caution.
  78. How to Create a Personal Risk Management Plan

    Investors should consider these strategies to establish a risk management plan.
  79. Strategic Asset Allocation: What Percent Belongs in Startups?

    The ability to now invest in an emerging class of individual startup securities motivates investors to rethink their strategic ...
  80. 3 Reasons Costco Has Membership Fees

    There's more to Costco's membership fees than meet the eye.
  81. REITs Vs. Real Estate Crowdfunding: How They Differ

    There are a few different ways to go about investing in real estate, the two biggest are through REITs and a newcomer to ...
  82. Looking To Begin Trading In The Stock Market?

    If you are a new trader, we explain the differences between penny stocks and options so you can make the best decision for ...
  83. 5 Signs It's Time to Hire an Estate Manager

    If managing multiple properties (or just one large estate) is taking up too much of your time, you can hire your way back ...
  84. Google Vs. Bing Vs. Yahoo: The Search Engine Wars

    Can Google remain the world's top search engine forever, and if not, which company is poised to take over?
  85. How Does FIFA Make Money?

    A look at the hugely successful business model of FIFA.
  86. The Top Companies Owned By Alibaba

    Alibaba has a wide range of businesses, offering many different products and services that cater to every aspect of retailing.
  87. Tesla Stock Too Expensive? Trade Tesla Options

    Tesla Motors is trading around $260 a share, making it too expensive for many investors. Options offer a low-cost way to ...
  88. The Most Successful Corporations In The U.S.

    These five iconic American brands epitomize corporate success.
  89. Which Asset Allocation is Best for Clients?

    Modern Portfolio Theory is showing its age. So which asset allocation model is best?
  90. Want to Diversify? 'Go Alternative,' Advisors Say

    Alternative investments are great for diversification, but some advisors remain a bit wary of them, a new Pershing study ...
  91. Long-Term Outlook For Duke Energy

    Learn why Duke Energy is showing both positive and negative signs for long-term investors, and understand how an interest ...
  92. Pros & Cons of Investing in Crowdfunded Property

    Although the basic concept of real estate crowdfunding might sound great, it does come with a few disadvantages of which ...
  93. How An Aging World Can Impact Your Portfolio

    It can be easy for investors to lose sight of longer-term, structural developments in favor of more ephemeral trends and ...
  94. The Casino Mentality In Trading

    Many new traders treat the market like a casino, placing unwise bets and hoping for the big win.
  95. 3 Ways Millennials Can Invest in Rental Properties

    Millennials have more than three decades to reap the benefits of a renter nation by investing in apartment real estate.
  96. Does Greece Pose A Threat To Global Markets?

    In latest news from Greece: voters delivered a resounding “No” vote in Sunday’s referendum, strongly rejecting the previous ...
  97. Who Are The Biggest Losers Of The Greek 'No'?

    In the event of a Grexit, there is little question that the near-term hit to its tourists, banks, and creditors would be ...
  98. Importance of Risk Management for Entrepreneurs

    Entrepreneurs - particularly new ones - often overlook risk management. Here are some ways to put a risk management plan ...
  99. Who Are The Biggest Winners From The Greek 'No'?

    Greece’s non-acceptance of the bailout plan has created some winners for European and other global investors to put their ...
  100. Has Seadrill Become a Risky Investment?

    Investing in big oil stocks has long been a safe haven for investors, but falling oil prices and a suspended dividend payment ...
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