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  1. Assessing Asset Bubbles: Microsoft in 2001 vs. Today (MSFT)

    Understand the inner working of high-multiple stocks such as Microsoft, especially how earnings may play a role in the change ...
  2. 7 ETFs that Track Economies (SPY,EWJ,FXI,EEM)

    These seven ETFs offer exposure to different economies around the world.
  3. 5 Central Banks That Are Publicly Traded

    Learn about five central banks that have publicly traded shares. Explore shareholder voting and dividend rights for public ...
  4. Bank of America's Top 5 Conviction Investment Themes (BAC)

    Discover the top five conviction investment themes for the remainder of 2016 according to the latest report from Bank of ...
  5. Leverage: Is It Good for Your Portfolio?

    Discover the concept of financial leverage. Learn multiple ways to get leverage in your portfolio, and decide if leverage ...
  6. 5 Tempting Sin Stocks (RAI,MO,TAP,CZR,BYD)

    These five sin stocks have performed well over the last year. Will this trend continue?
  7. 8 Rapidly Growing Companies (AHS,TREE,SAVE,SFN)

    These eight companies are all growing rapidly. Does this equal stock appreciation?
  8. Did Apple Stock Become a Value Trap? (AAPL)

    Explore an analysis of its fundamental ratios, and learn why Apple may be a value stock despite experiencing slowed iPhone ...
  9. 8 Tech Companies With Acquisition Potential (ACIA,LITE,CSOD,CRTO)

    According to Goldman Sachs, these eight technology companies could be acquired next.
  10. 8 Companies That Could Be Acquired (SHAK,TWTR,FIT,TRIP)

    LinkedIn has just been acquired by Microsoft. Who might be next?
  11. 4 Tips to Evaluate Growth Companies (KO, AAPL)

    Discover the best metrics for stock investors to utilize when selecting and evaluating the best opportunities in growth investing.
  12. Franklin Templeton's Highest Performing Mutual Fund

    A complete summary and performance review of Franklin Templeton's best performing fund since inception, the Franklin International ...
  13. What Is the Best Measure of a Company's Financial Health?

    Discover the single best financial metric that investors can use for determining the financial health and long-term sustainability ...
  14. Why Companies Delisted from Indexes Can Be a Buy (OI)

    Learn about a value-investing strategy that takes advantage of stocks that may represent a bargain when they're delisted ...
  15. Why Einhorn Tried Shorting Amazon and Netflix (NFLX, AMZN)

    Learn about Greenlight Capital's short positions in Amazon and Netflix, and about the ratios indicating that these stocks ...
  16. Top 5 Growth ETFs (MTUM,IWF,VUG,IWM,IJT)

    All five of these ETFs have delivered solid or strong gains since their inception.
  17. Do Store Openings Equal Stock Appreciation? (SBUX,DG,WEN,DLTR,WMT)

    Does retailers and restaurant chains aggressively opening new locations lead to stock appreciation?
  18. 3 Value Stocks Mutual Funds Are Underestimating (BRK-B, GE)

    Learn why Goldman Sachs believes most mutual funds perform worse than their benchmark indexes. Discover three stocks many ...
  19. Do Store Closures Hurt Retail Stocks? (WMT,SHLD,M)

    These eight retailers are closing stores. How many have seen stock depreciation over the past year?
  20. Business Cycle Investing: Ratios to Use For Each Cycle

    Examine economic and sector performance over the business cycle to determine which ratios are most important for each phase ...
  21. Unit Investment Trusts Market: 3 Trends in 2016

    Learn more about unit investment trusts (UITs), and discover some of the most common trends in the UIT market to date in ...
  22. Value, Defensive or Cheap Stocks: What's the Difference? (VUG,VTV)

    Do not confuse value stocks with cheap stocks and defensive stocks. Follow a system for identifying value stocks by perusing ...
  23. Netflix's Growth Is Decelerating: Should Investors Still Buy? (NFLX, AMZN)

    Find out why Netflix stock may not be a good buy for the long term, when its growth is decelerating without other non-subscription ...
  24. 3 Reasons Successful Investors Do Not Practice Diversification

    Discover why many of the most successful investors do not bother to create a diversified investment portfolio.
  25. 5 ETFs With Facebook Exposure (FB,FDN,XLK,QQQ)

    If you want exposure to Facebook while being diversified, consider these ETFs.
  26. 5 Best Muni Bond Funds

    These five funds are some of the best bets for muni bonds for those seeking diversification and tax benefits.
  27. 4 Reasons Why the Hedge Fund Industry Is Getting Attacked (VFIAX)

    Learn about the continued scrutiny of hedge funds and how the industry has come under fire for both regulatory and performance ...
  28. Robert Olstein On Index Investing and Value Investing (SPY)

    Find out why fund manager Robert Olstein trusts fundamental value investing strategies, and how his approach differs from ...
  29. 5 Income Strategies For Your Portfolio

    Discover five moves you can make to start generating regular income from your investment portfolio with income-focused investments.
  30. How to Play the Biotech Rally (IBB,GILD,LABD)

    These ETFs and stocks are some of the best bets to play the biotech rebound.
  31. 5 Stocks Under $5 With Potential (SIRI,GRPN,KTOS)

    These five stocks offer potential but not without high risk.
  32. 3 Benefits of Looking at Asset Classes Beyond Your Portfolio

    Discover three of the primary advantages for investors that can be obtained by diversifying their investment portfolio with ...
  33. 4 Ratios to Evaluate Dividend Stocks

    Discover details about fundamental analysis ratios that could help to evaluate dividend paying stocks, and learn how to calculate ...
  34. 5 Companies With Huge Cash Flow (AAPL,VZ,MSFT,WMT)

    These five companies have major cash flow which makes them good long-term bets.
  35. Top Smart Beta ETFs (IWF,IWD,VIG,VTV,VUG)

    These five smart beta ETFs from BlackRock and Vanguard have been long-term winners.
  36. 10 Largest Holdings in the S&P 500 (AAPL,AMZN,FB)

    What is the investing potential of each of the 10 largest companies in the S&P 500 Index?
  37. Value Investing: Why Investors Care About Free Cash Flow Over EBITDA

    Examine value investing philosophy and methodology to see why free cash flow is more important than EBITDA in pure intrinsic ...
  38. Is Amazon Going to Be Worth $6,000 Per Share? (AMZN)

    Find out why Amazon stock is not going to be worth $6,000 per share in 10 years and what future price for the stock investors ...
  39. Verizon Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (VZ)

    Investigate Verizon's capital structure, and understand how debt and equity capitalization and enterprise value interact ...
  40. High Beta Stocks: Risks to Consider Over a Long Horizon

    Learn the risks of high-beta stocks if you are considering them for your portfolio. These stocks can provide strong returns ...
  41. High Dividend Stocks: 3 Things to Consider Before Buying

    Discover some of the risks involved in investing in high-yield stocks, and learn about some of the factors that you should ...
  42. 5 Dividend Growth Stocks Posed For Higher Dividends (V, NKE)

    Learn about five companies that have a strong history of consistently growing their dividend payments and have the potential ...
  43. The Share Buyback Report: The Telecom Sector (T, VZ)

    Examine telecommunications sector share repurchase data to identify which companies and catalysts drove buyback trends between ...
  44. 4 Benefits of Holding Stocks for the Long Term

    Discover some of the benefits that come from buying and holding stocks for longer periods of time, such as tax savings and ...
  45. David Einhorn on the Value of Gold (GLD)

    Find out what famed hedge fund manager of Greenlight Capital, David Einhorn, is saying about investing in gold, and get his ...
  46. 4 Reasons Why Einhorn Does Not Invest in Indexes

    Find out why David Einhorn, founder of the hedge fund Greenlight Capital, does not believe in index investing, and learn ...
  47. Why Include Convertible Securities in Your Portfolio

    What are convertible securities and why you should include them in your portfolio.
  48. The Share Buyback Report: The Energy Sector (XOM, CVX)

    Examine historical share repurchase data for the energy sector. Review buyback activity over time, and find out which companies ...
  49. What is the Most Fundamentally Sound FANG Stock?

    It can be difficult to choose between the four FANG stocks. All have been long-term winners. Here's how to pick based on ...
  50. 5 Stocks to Hold Forever (JNJ,RAI,FB,GIS,COST)

    Based on market share and fundamentals, it would be difficult to lose if you held these five stocks long term.
  51. Clinton vs. Trump: How They Match Up as Investors

    When it comes to investing, Hillary Clinton is more conservative than Donald Trump. Here's how their investing styles compare. ...
  52. How Biotech Companies Expecting M&A Deals Can Offer High Returns (ABT, STJ)

    With a 35% decline, consolidation appears imminent in the biotech sector. Here are the potential M&A candidates and how ...
  53. Inverse ETFs See Big Inflows

    Inverse ETF inflows are about to surpass long leveraged ETF inflows. Does this hint at a bear market or should a contrarian ...
  54. Are Greek Bank Stocks Poised for Rebound? (NBGGY)

    Morgan Stanley predicts returns of up to 90% for Greek banking stocks. Here's why.
  55. 5 Most Traded REIT ETFs (VNQ,IYR,REM SCHH,RWR)

    These are the five most traded REIT ETFs. Four have appreciated over the past year while paying a healthy yield.
  56. Smart Beta Strategies: Comparing a U.S. vs. Global Approach (VT, VGTSX)

    Examine the importance of investing in stocks outside of the United States. Portfolio theory indicates that a modest portion ...
  57. Google Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (GOOGL)

    Learn about Google's parent company, Alphabet, the tech giant's vast supplier network, and the company's top five individual ...
  58. 3 Red Flags for Value Stocks (KMI, FCX)

    Assess the components of Warren Buffett's value investing technique, and analyze the additional financial metrics to consider ...
  59. Lowe's Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (LOW)

    Examine Lowe's Companies' equity capitalization, debt capitalization and enterprise value to analyze trends in the retailer's ...
  60. 8 1x Inverse ETFs to Hedge the Market (SH,EUM,RWM)

    These 1x inverse ETFs can provide a simpler way to hedge the markets than options or short selling.
  61. Invest Like Buffett With These Two ETFs (VOO,SHY)

    If you think Warren Buffett’s simple yet effective approach to investing might be for you, consider these two ETFs.
  62. These Technology ETFs are Taking a Beating (AAPL)

    Thanks to their exposure to Apple these tech ETFs have taken a hit.
  63. 3 Dividend Trends in the S&P 500 Index (TSN, LUV)

    Analyzing recent financial performance of companies demonstrating an inclination to issue consistent dividends to shareholders ...
  64. 5 Tools to Be More Knowledgeable About Your 401K

    Don't let wealth management daunt you. These five tools make managing your 401(k) simple and effective.
  65. 6 Key Questions to Ask Your Financial Advisor in 2017

    While hiring a financial advisor is a good idea for your investments, it can be hard to know who to trust. These 6 questions ...
  66. David Einhorn on Short Selling (CSCO, AMZN)

    Discover David Einhorn's insights on short-selling and learn how his hedge fund generated 1,902% cumulative and 16.5% annualized ...
  67. Dividend Payout vs. Dividend Growth: Which Ratio Should You Prefer? (HCP, T)

    Learn why growth investors should focus on dividend payouts, and which large-company stocks are capable of sustaining earnings ...
  68. ADP vs. Paychex: Which Is Better for My Portfolio?

    Discover why investors find that Paychex is the better buy over Automatic Data Processing for growth in a portfolio.
  69. Rainmaker Systems: A Case Study in Volatility

    Find out about the share price volatility for Rainmaker Systems and the mistakes the company made, as well as why it may ...
  70. GM Stock: An Earnings Case Study

    Explore GM's earnings history and outlook. Examine the factors that have influenced recent operating performance and analyst ...
  71. Top 4 Companies Owned by Costco (COST)

    Learn about the subsidiaries that help Costco Wholesale Corporation increase sales and profits. Consider how online sales ...
  72. Chevron Stock: An Earnings Case Study (CVX)

    Examine Chevron's recent, historical and forecast earnings, and find out how falling oil prices have impacted CVX's revenue ...
  73. Ford Stock: An Earnings Case Study (F)

    Analyze Ford Motor's earnings history and outlook. Explore the revenue and expense trends that have heavily influenced profits ...
  74. King Digital vs. Zynga: Who Will Win the Mobile Gaming Market? (ZNGA, ATVI)

    Find out who is going to win the mobile gaming war between Zynga and King Digital. Learn how the acquisition of King by Activision ...
  75. Exxon Mobil Stock: An Earnings Case Study (XOM)

    Explore the recent earnings history of Exxon Mobil. What factors are influencing profits and what do analysts expect for ...
  76. 5 Unique Pure Beta ETNs to Consider (SBV, BCM)

    Learn about five unique Barclays Bank iPath Pure Beta exchange-traded notes (ETNs) and whether these ETNs are suitable for ...
  77. The Top 5 Countries for Dividend Investing (WBK, BBL)

    Read about the five best foreign countries for American dividend investors, based on a ranking of their average after-tax ...
  78. Nike Stock: An Earnings Case Study (NKE)

    Analyze Nike's historical earnings to determine which factors are driving profit. Assess income performance and consensus ...
  79. Microsoft Stock: An Earnings Case Study (MSFT)

    Examine Microsoft's historic and forecast earnings. Analyze the factors driving recent EPS performance and shaping consensus ...
  80. The Top 5 Companies Paying Dividends (JNJ, XOM)

    Explore analyses of the top five dividend-paying companies, and learn about their trailing 12-month dividend payouts and ...
  81. Value Investing: 5 Tips to Consider in 2016

    Read five tips for value investors to consider in 2016, including how to look beyond traditional metrics and when to expand ...
  82. P2P Loans: Selling Your Notes with Folio Investing

    A drawback of investing in peer-to-peer (P2P) loans was that you were stuck with them for the entire term. Now you can trade ...
  83. Google Stock: An Earnings Case Study (GOOGL)

    Analyze Alphabet's recent and historical earnings. Learn about the business trends that influence financial results and analyst ...
  84. Altria Group vs. Reynolds American: Which Is Better for My Portfolio?

    Find out whether Altria or Reynolds American is a better high-dividend yielding consumer defensive "sin stock" to add to ...
  85. Where Does John Templeton Keep His Money?

    Learn how John Templeton pioneered the idea of globally diversified funding where the investor hordes his money in companies ...
  86. 5 Most Popular Stocks Among Members in Congress

    Here is a look at a few stocks American congressman and senators have in their personal investment portfolios.
  87. 5 Reliable Dividend Stocks (ORCL, MSFT, JNJ, TXN, ITW)

    We quickly analyze five stocks that have rewarded investors over the long haul. Here's why they may make some sense for your ...
  88. 3 Highly Liquid Stocks Under $10 (RF, AUY, SIRI)

    Here are three stocks that would have made you some serious coin over the past three months. They're also highly liquid. ...
  89. ETF Fees and Waivers: The Devil Is in the Details

    ETFs are popular because of their low costs. But just how cheap they really are depends on whether there is a fee waiver ...
  90. EMC's 3 Most Profitable Lines of Business

    Get familiar with the different lines of EMC's cloud computing business, and have a complete look at which lines of its business ...
  91. Who Are the 7 Wealthiest Congressmen?

    A look at how the seven wealthiest members of the House of Representatives made their fortune.
  92. Companies Investing in the New Iran (BA,BP)

    Which businesses are eyeing the large and untapped Iranian market? Investopedia takes a look
  93. Growth Investing: 3 Tips to Consider

    Learn the basics of growth investing, and discover three tips for avoiding the risk of losing money while employing a growth ...
  94. A Look at the Trends in the ETF Industry

    We take a look at some of the trends characterizing the current ETF market.
  95. Bombay Stock Exchange CEO Ashish Chauhan: A Q&A

    India's largest stock exchange is hitting its stride. We talk with CEO Ashish Chauhan in New York.
  96. Donald Trump's Tax Plan: Who Will Love It

    Here is how a Trump presidency could affect how much you pay in taxes.
  97. Growth Investing: Famous Growth Investors (PRGFX)

    Find out who were the most famous growth investors of their time, and learn about the investment strategies that made them ...
  98. 6 Successful Investments Warren Buffett Passed On (GOOGL, XRX)

    Even Warren Buffett, the greatest investor of our time, has made many unforced errors. Investors can learn from his mistakes ...
  99. Odyssey Investment Partners: Investment Manager Highlight (OPY, WFC)

    Learn about the private equity firm Odyssey Investment Partners, including the executive and investment professionals who ...
  100. Should You Invest in Pizza Restaurant Stocks ?

    Americans love pizza regardless of economic conditions. Should you consider the following pizza stocks?
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