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  1. 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.
  2. These Technology ETFs are Taking a Beating (AAPL)

    Thanks to their exposure to Apple these tech ETFs have taken a hit.
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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.
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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.
  9. 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 ...
  10. GM Stock: An Earnings Case Study

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

    Learn about the subsidiaries that help Costco Wholesale Corporation increase sales and profits. Consider how online sales ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. Nike Stock: An Earnings Case Study (NKE)

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

    Examine Microsoft's historic and forecast earnings. Analyze the factors driving recent EPS performance and shaping consensus ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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.
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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. ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. Who Are the 7 Wealthiest Congressmen?

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

    Which businesses are eyeing the large and untapped Iranian market? Investopedia takes a look
  33. 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 ...
  34. A Look at the Trends in the ETF Industry

    We take a look at some of the trends characterizing the current ETF market.
  35. 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.
  36. Donald Trump's Tax Plan: Who Will Love It

    Here is how a Trump presidency could affect how much you pay in taxes.
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. Odyssey Investment Partners: Investment Manager Highlight (OPY, WFC)

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

    Americans love pizza regardless of economic conditions. Should you consider the following pizza stocks?
  41. The Evolution of ETFs

    Key 20th-century financial theories changed the way investors viewed markets and created the circumstances in which ETFs ...
  42. Three ETFs/ETNs to Profit From Low Volatility (UVXY,VXX,TVIX)

    The CBOE's Volatility Index has been at lows since February. Here are three ETFs that are shorting a future rise in the S&P ...
  43. How Much is Yahoo Really Worth? (YHOO)

    Yahoo's for sale and they're asking $10 billion. But that's not what they're worth.
  44. 4 Ways to Get International Exposure in Your Portfolio

    International investing provides diversification, which is needed these days. When it comes to investing in foreign stocks, ...
  45. IAG vs. Air France-KLM: Why IAG is Flying High in Europe

    Find out why shares of IAG outperformed Air France in 2014 and 2015. Explore the important operational metrics and financial ...
  46. What if You Had Invested $10,000 at 2008's Low?

    If you had invested $10,000 at the bottom of the financial crisis in 2008, what would your return be?
  47. Junk Bonds’ Performance After the Financial Crisis

    How did higher-yielding bonds perform during and after the financial crisis of 2007-2009?
  48. How to Use a Benchmark to Evaluate a Portfolio

    What is an investment benchmark and how is it used to evaluate the risk and return in a portfolio.
  49. Warren Buffett's Love Letter to Index Funds

    In his 2014 annual letter, Warren Buffett outlined instructions he has left for trustees: “Put 10% of the cash in short-term ...
  50. How to Select and Build a Benchmark to Measure Portfolio Performance

    How to select and build a benchmark to measure the performance of your investment portfolio
  51. Apple Will ‘Loop Us In’ on a New, Tiny iPhone Monday (AAPL)

    Apple's secretive "Let Us Loop You In" event on March 21 promises to unveil much, but the biggest surprise might not be what ...
  52. States with the Shortest Unemployment Benefits

    Many of the states now cutting back on unemployment benefits significantly under-funded their coffers prior to the Great ...
  53. Under Armour Issues Class C Shares (UA)

    This move by the Maryland-based company ensures that going forward, founder and CEO Kevin Plank maintains control of the ...
  54. Pot Stocks: How the Election Will Shape This Industry

    With pot legislation on the ballot in states around the country this election, the industry could be poised for a boom.
  55. Managing Market Volatility with Alternative Investments

    Managing the effect of market volatility on portfolios has become the primary concern for the sophisticated global investor.
  56. Best Practices for Managing Investor Relations

    Customer centricity is playing an ever-important role in the services that asset management firms provide.
  57. How Total S.A. Makes Its Money (TOT, XOM)

    Total S.A., one of the Big 6 international petrochemical companies, is genius in its ability to see lucrative markets before ...
  58. High Quality Stocks: Why Now Might Be the Time for Them

    The market has rallied in a big way, but many investors are still seeking a flight to quality. These three ETFs offer quality ...
  59. Why You Should Be Careful With Luxury Stocks Now (BID,PVH,ETH,LUX)

    Luxury stocks just rallied. Is this a sustainable rally or a dead cat bounce?
  60. Today’s Losers, Tomorrow’s Winners

    These two stocks have been taking a beating, and that might continue for a while, but the long-term potential is exceptional. ...
  61. Alwaleed bin Talal: Saudi Arabia's Warren Buffett

    An overview of how Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal became Saudi Arabia's wealthiest man and most successful investor.
  62. Why Low Fuel Prices Aren't Enough for EU Airlines

    Low jet fuel prices alone are not enough to guarantee success in Europe’s fragmented airline market.
  63. Penny Stocks Vs. Venture Capital: Which Carries the Highest Risk?

    Learn how the challenges of venture capital investing and buying penny stocks differ and which type of investment carries ...
  64. Kyle Bass: Hayman Capital Bearish on China

    Find out why Hayman Capital founder Kyle Bass is so bearish on China and how he expects to take advantage of its hard landing ...
  65. How Novo Nordisk Makes Money (NVO)

    Novo Nordisk, a Danish drugmaker, makes billions primarily by fighting hemophilia and diabetes. Here's its story.
  66. Richard Perry's Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes

    Learn how Richard Perry, through hard work and determination, was able to found and lead one of the world's most successful ...
  67. Top 5 Positions in John Griffin's Portfolio

    Learn more about "tiger cub" John Griffin and discover the top five holdings in his portfolio.
  68. Whitney Tilson's Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes

    Take a look at ultra-successful hedge fund manager, Whitney Tilson, and learn about his background, investing philosophy ...
  69. Vestas Wind Systems: Time to Invest?

    Examine the history and recent performance of Vestas Wind Systems, and learn why the company's stock may be poised to surge ...
  70. Top 5 Positions in Pierre Lagrange's Portfolio

    Discover what companies make up the top five positions of Pierre Lagrange's portfolio.
  71. 6 Consistently Resilient Retail Stocks (AMZN)

    These six retailers have delivered consistent sales growth since the financial crisis.
  72. Proxy Season 2016: Big Stakes, Power Grabs

    Each year, public companies hold shareholder meetings where individual and institutional investors vote on the future. Here ...
  73. 3 Companies With Low Working Capital (AREX, NDLS)

    Learn about low working capital, how to calculate it, how it can impact a company's outlook and three stocks that currently ...
  74. 3 Utilities Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows Worth Buying

    Watch for utilities sector laggard NRG Energy, Inc. and its yieldco NRG Yield, Inc. to improve their performances during ...
  75. 3 Volatile Utilities Stocks For The Risk Taker

    Explore three volatile stocks in the utilities sector investors should consider for long positions.
  76. Portfolio Diversification, Done Right

    Diversifying your portfolio by means of different securities and asset classes is an essential approach to lower the overall ...
  77. Top-down vs. Bottom-up

    Top-down and bottom-up methods are alternative approaches to solving a wide variety of analytic problems in business, finance ...
  78. The Top 4 Stocks Listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange for 2016 (T.TO, IPL.TO)

    Understand what's happening with the Toronto Stock Exchange in 2016. Learn about four of the top stocks on the Toronto Stock ...
  79. 3 Volatile Energy Stocks For The Risk Taker (APC, PXD)

    Learn information about three volatile energy stocks and why it may be a good time to consider an investment in them due ...
  80. 3 Consumer Stocks to Avoid in 2016

    Learn about three stocks of consumer product companies that are facing headwinds going into 2016.
  81. What's Ahead for U.S. Commercial Banks (WFC, JPM)

    U.S. commercial banks should benefit from higher interest rates, but anxiety about worldwide economic growth has generated ...
  82. What to Look for in Turnaround Stocks

    The year's off to a volatile start, creating an opportunity for investors to get some bargains. But they have to be careful ...
  83. Top 5 Positions in Whitney Tilson's Portfolio

    Take a look inside the portfolio of hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson, director of T2 Partners Management LP, and learn about ...
  84. The 5 Best Performing Stocks in the Last 20 Years (GMCR, CELG)

    Find out which six stocks have performed the best over the past 20 years, which industries generated the most growth and ...
  85. 6 Stocks That Benefit from a Weather Event

    Discover companies that enjoy an increase in business as a result of a major weather event and how this translates into higher ...
  86. Common Sense Strategies For Adverse Markets

    Adverse markets require skillful adjustments to reduce risk and find new profit opportunities.
  87. 6 Growth Stocks You Should Keep an Eye On (ALK, AOS)

    These growth stocks have appreciated in an uncertain environment, and they all have the potential to be big long-term winners. ...
  88. Is Now the Right Time to Buy Russian Stocks?

    Examine the state of the Russian equity market entering 2016 and learn why adding Russian stocks to your investment portfolio ...
  89. The 2016 Infrastructure Report: 4 Ongoing Global Projects

    Discover several of the most costly infrastructure projects under construction around the world in 2016, and learn more about ...
  90. Economic Conditions That Helped Cause World War II

    Dire economic conditions following the First World War intensified antagonisms between nations that would eventually lead ...
  91. How New York Became the Center of American Finance

    While New York is the undisputed center of American finance, it wasn't always that way. Here's a look at how the city achieved ...
  92. Warren Buffett and the Mania of Mr. Market

    The stock market, or Mr. Market as conceptualized by Warren Buffett and Benjamin Graham, is an erratic, moody individual. ...
  93. The 2016 Outlook for Utilities (XLU, VPU)

    Utilities should gain ground throughout 2016, offering investors and market timers profitable opportunities in an adverse ...
  94. Will FANG Become Toothless Tigers in 2016? (FB,AMZN,NFLX,GOOGL)

    Based on analysts' 12-month target prices, last year's hottest stocks - Netflix and Amazon.com - are expected to gain 40% ...
  95. The Top 4 Telecommunications Penny Stocks for 2016 (ALSK, CBB)

    Discover four telecommunications penny stocks for your portfolio for 2016, including turnaround candidates and those with ...
  96. The Best Ways To Invest For Income In 2016

    Dividend paying stocks and equity income funds are two ways to get yield out of your investments this year.
  97. Icahn Enterprises: An Activist Investor Analysis

    Learn how Carl Icahn has earned his reputation as a brutally effective activist shareholder, corporate takeover artist and ...
  98. Small Cap Vs. Mid Cap Vs. Large Cap Stocks in 2016

    Find out what to expect from small-, mid- and large-cap stocks in 2016, learn and why markets might not perform much better ...
  99. Starboard Value: An Activist Investor Analysis

    Read about the aggressive and successful activist strategy employed by Jeffrey Smith, head of New York-based hedge fund Starboard ...
  100. 3 Companies Disrupting Their Industries (GRUB)

    Find out which companies are using mobile application technology to completely disrupt their industries and transform conventional ...
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