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  1. Top Brokers Offering Tools For Covered Calls

    Here are the brokers that offer the best tools for investors and traders to write covered calls and covered puts.
  2. Why Is The Nasdaq 5,000 Different This Time?

    The Nasdaq this week has slipped below the 5,000 high-water mark it reached last week. The last time it hit above 5,000 was ...
  3. When Will Bitcoin Soar?

    We look at what determines the value of Bitcoin, the digital currency, and when it might take off.
  4. Is This Dividend Stock A Value Or Value Trap?

    We can say that Fifth Street Finance has had a rough year, but there's a huge difference between an undervalued stock and ...
  5. Is Intel's Newly Raised Dividend At Risk?

    Intel recently raised its dividend from $0.90 per share on an annualized basis to $0.96 after failing to raise the dividend ...
  6. Is This High-Yielding Dividend Stock A Buy?

    After it's fallen 38% in the past 12 months, even as the S&P 500 continued to rise, now is a good time to look at Las Vegas ...
  7. Frontier Communications: Have Shorts Given Up?

    Frontier Communications has defied expectations for losses and it has gotten through tough times. Let's take a look at whether ...
  8. Are These 2015's Most Promising Mutual Funds?

    For 2015, the mutual funds covered below are likely to offer more upside potential than the vast majority of mutual funds ...
  9. Why These Could Be 2015's 10 Best Mutual Funds

    These 10 mutual funds offer strong potential for 2015. Here's why.
  10. Why These Could Be 2015's 10-Best Pharma Stocks

    The pharmaceutical stocks covered here have significant potential going forward. Here's why.
  11. Why These ETFs are the Best Way to Trade Pfizer

    Looking to play Pfizer with diversification? Consider these ETFs.
  12. Here's How To Tap International Markets

    Access to foreign markets has grown a lot in recent years, allowing US market players to trade these bourses in real-time. ...
  13. Why These Are 2015's 10-Best Financial Stocks

    If you're going to invest in the financial stocks, these names need to be on your radar.
  14. State Street Slashes ETF Fees

    State Street has slashed fees on 41 of its ETFs in the wake of historic redemptions.
  15. Will Macau's Plunge Crush Melco Crown For Good?

    Melco Crown Entertainment has gotten all of its revenue and earnings from Macau, the Asian gaming capital, which stocks have ...
  16. Mitigation Trade: Making Up For Environmental Harm

    Mitigation banking is a system by means of which the liability of ecological damage is transferred from the permittee to ...
  17. Could Amgen's Next Drug Be Worth $100 Billion?

    Amgen hopes it will win an FDA green light for evolocumab, a next-generation cholesterol fighter, which could grab a big ...
  18. Has The Time Come To Sell Vertex Pharmaceuticals?

    While it's been a choppy ride for Vertex Pharmaceuticals investors, the stock has handily outperformed the broader market ...
  19. What Makes LinnCo Different From MLPs?

    MLPs are some of the favorite investments of dividend investors, as the surge in the energy industry increased the amount ...
  20. 3 Things I Learned From lululemon Athletica's 10-K

    Lululemon athletica has emerged not only as one of the nation's fastest-growing retailers, but also as one of the market's ...
  21. Is Shake Shack Stock the Next Chipotle? Here Are The Financials

    Like Chipotle, Shake Shack is a publicly traded company in the fast casual industry, but investors have different projections ...
  22. Are These the 10 Best Energy Stocks of 2015?

    These energy stocks are a bit more speculative than you might expect, but their long-term upside potentials are high.
  23. Are These the 10 Best Internet Stocks of 2015?

    These internet companies vary in size, but they all offer future potential.
  24. Could Ukraine's Debt Crisis Destabilize The EU?

    A financial crisis in Ukraine could be a bigger threat to European security than the current financial crisis in Greece.
  25. Will Technology Displace Human Financial Management?

    Technology is creating more tools that help individuals avoid the common financial management and money management firms. ...
  26. This ETF Offers Cheap, Easy Access to Financials

    XLF isn't like most ETFs for one very important reason.
  27. Venezuela Teeters On Edge As Oil Revenues Shrink

    Low oil prices have drastically revised the economic status quo -- dealing a destabilizing blow to oil-exporters like Venezuela ...
  28. Why Celgene Won't Pay A Dividend Anytime Soon

    The biotech sector has been virtually unstoppable over the past three years and has widely outperformed the broader market. ...
  29. Will Spinoffs Give American Capital A Pop?

    American Capital shareholders have long awaited a plan to spin off the company's investments from its prized asset-management ...
  30. Energy Transfer Partners' Mexican Ambitions

    There has been a lot of talk over the past year or so about America's enticing ability to export natural gas to global markets
  31. Analyzing Risks On The Upcoming UK General Elections

    Rising UK political risk keeps investors funds on the sideline.
  32. Quickbooks vs. Quicken

    QuickBooks and Quicken are two of the most widely used financial management tools in the world. Determine which one is right ...
  33. Start Saving Now! Here's Why

    When money is tight early in your career, saving may seem a waste of time – but even a small amount can pay big dividends, ...
  34. BillGuard Vs. Mint Vs. SigFig Vs. Personal Capital

    Which of these financial apps deserves a place on your mobile? That depends on your needs and how sophisticated you want ...
  35. Is Holding Cash Making You Lose Money?

    Six years into one of the better bull markets of the modern era, retail investors are still holding onto a lot of cash: 4 ...
  36. How Do Women Close The Retirement Savings Gap?

    Every year, BlackRock conducts a survey to learn about the attitudes and behavior of investors. We just released our findings ...
  37. Track Investments: 5 Top Portfolio Management Apps

    Use one of these mobile apps to track your investments, test your choices and get personalized advice for maximizing your ...
  38. 3 Areas 3D Systems Is Working To Improve

    3D Systems has taken a jack-of-all-trades approach to its market opportunity in 3D printing, striving to become a leader ...
  39. Freeport-McMoRan Is Seeking A Helping Hand

    Freeport-McMoRan doesn't have the cash to invest in its planned oil and gas developments, which is forcing it to look for ...
  40. 3 Growth Opportunities For ARM Holdings

    ARM Holdings highlighted several growth opportunities in its most recent roadshow presentation. Here are three of the large ...
  41. What’s The Smartest Way To Play Tobacco Stocks?

    While the United States economy continues to grow, the U.S. tobacco industry keeps shrinking.
  42. Could PotashCorp Finally Spring Higher?

    In 2013 shares of PotashCorp , one of the major global producers of potash-based fertilizer, tumbled in response on fears ...
  43. How Rate Hikes Will Affect Your Investments?

    An interest rate hike by the Fed, which will happen either during their June or September meeting, could impact your fixed ...
  44. Why A High-Yield Dividend May Not Be Sustainable?

    Dividend stocks are the foundation from which great retirement portfolios are built, and they serve multiple purposes for ...
  45. Why You Shouldn’t Sell Baidu Stocks?

    Baidu has seen its stock soar more than 130%. But after such a significant run-up, is it time for investors to cash out and ...
  46. What Has Seadrill Really Excited?

    Seadrill was caught off guard by the drop in the price of oil, that has forced it to make tough decisions, like cutting its ...
  47. How To Manage Portfolio Risk

    Follow these tips to successfully manage portfolio risk.
  48. Chesapeake Energy Sees History Repeating Itself

    Chesapeake was on the wrong side of natural gas when its price plunged in 2012, and it appears to be repeating itself after ...
  49. Is Now the Time for Junk Bonds?

    A bet on high-yield bonds is a bet that the global economy will continue to improve...but not too much.
  50. Can American Capital Agency Maintain Its Dividend?

    Dividend investors know that real estate investment trusts with REITs that invest in mortgage-backed securities produce double-digit ...
  51. Pimco and Vanguard: A Tale of Two Fund Managers

    A look at the similarities and differences of asset management giants Pimco and Vanguard.
  52. Short Russia with Direxion's Daily Russia Bear 3X

    Looking to short Russia? Check out the Direxion Daily Russia Bear 3X ETF.
  53. An Overview of Janus Capital Management

    A look at Janus Capital and the funds it manages.
  54. Investing In Social Media Startups? Read This First

    Several new social media startups are attracting large amounts of funding, based on their prospects of retaining a large ...
  55. Enter Trades Ahead Of The Emotional Crowd

    Traders profit in highly competitive markets by shifting their strategies backward or forward, entering positions ahead of ...
  56. Five Janus Mutual Funds With High Alpha

    A look at some of the alpha-generating equity funds from Janus.
  57. How Is Main Street Capital Growing?

    Dividend investors are always on the lookout for high-yielding investments, and one niche in the investment world has paid ...
  58. What Would Be Of BreitBurn Energy This Summer?

    This Spring, BreitBurn Energy Partners' banks will take a closer look at its credit facility and redetermine its borrowing ...
  59. Is Union Pacific Still A Good Dividend Stock?

    It is impossible for a competitor to secure enough right-of-way real estate and cost advantages to compete with U.S. Class ...
  60. Is It Time To Shun Altria Group?

    If you're in the market for a high-yielding dividend stock with an unmatched history of shareholder returns, then you can't ...
  61. What is the Difference Between Institutional Traders and Retail Traders?

    The differences between retail and institutional traders lie in the size of the trade, level of sophistication, and the ...
  62. The Motley Fool vs. TheStreet: Which Is Which?

    Motley Fool and TheStreet.com provide financial news and other investment services, but each has unique traits that will ...
  63. What Is Cold Storage For Bitcoin And Why Does It Matter?

    With increasing incidents of hacking in the world of digital currency, cold storage offers a safe place for the cryptocurrency ...
  64. How Two Harbors' Derivatives Work?

    Mortgage REITs, like Two Harbors , have cut their dividend payments as interest rate trends have eaten into profitability ...
  65. Is Prospect Capital Exposed To Elevated Losses?

    According to a federal government report, the quality of leveraged loans has begun to deteriorate. Prospect Capital specializes ...
  66. How Realty Income Became A Top Dividend Stock?

    Real-estate investment trusts have gained in popularity over the years as income investors look for reliable stream of cash ...
  67. Sectors Hit by Sanctions on North Korea

    We look at the sectors most affected by the US sanctions imposed against North Korea.
  68. Motif Investing Broker Review: Easy Thematic Investing

    A review of Motif Investing, a new online brokerage that brings thematic investing to individual investors and financial ...
  69. The Impact of the Janus Market Timing Ruling

    A look at the impact of the Janus Supreme Court ruling on market timing.
  70. How Is SandRidge Energy Really Looking To Grow?

    SandRidge Energy is following the playbook of almost every other oil and gas company in the country: cutting spending and ...
  71. These 4 Precious Metals ETFs Help Combat Inflation

    A look at 4 precious metal ETFs to combat inflation when it hits.
  72. Preferred Stock ETFs: Are They Right for You?

    Considering preferred stock ETFs? Here's a look at their pros and cons.
  73. ETF Fees: What You Should Know

    A look at how ETF Fees work.
  74. A New Economic Threat: State-Sponsored Hacking

    State sponsored hacking attempts are becoming a major cause of concern to the US. Here is a list of US sectors most vulnerable ...
  75. Are Women Steadier Long-Term Investors?

    We look at the differences in behavior between male and female and found that women are steadier customers when it comes ...
  76. Why Mutual Funds Lose Their Five-Star Ratings?

    Ratings help people feel confident about their decision before purchasing. Morningstar’s rating system helps people to find ...
  77. Choosing To Rent Or Buy in New York City

    Yes, it's good to compare values in the rental and home buying markets in the Big Apple, but be aware that personal factors ...
  78. How Chimera Investment Bear The Brunt Of REITst?

    Following the financial crisis, REITs that specialized in investing in mortgage-backed securities produced huge gains for ...
  79. ETFs Characteristics for Short-Term Trading

    Not all ETFs fit the short-term trading scenario. Investopedia tells you the main characteristics to shortlist ETFs for the ...
  80. What Are Kinder Morgan’s Plans For Growth In 2016?

    One thing investors likely love about Kinder Morgan is its robust backlog of future projects, like growing its generous dividend ...
  81. Asia's Safest (And Not That Costly) Countries

    Even Asia's safest countries are affordable, at least compared to New York City. The bargain is Malaysia, though tourists ...
  82. PIMCO vs. BlackRock: Weighing Mega Fund Managers

    A look at the world's biggest bond manager and the world's largest asset manager.
  83. Why Big Russia Bettors Should Consider This ETF

    Investing in the RSX ETF is investing in Russia.
  84. Trade This High Probability Bollinger Band Pattern

    Bollinger Band box patterns set up profitable opportunities when trends give way to well organized trading ranges.
  85. Avoid Future Shock By Protecting Your Portfolio With Futures

    Worried about protecting your portfolio of diversified stocks and assets? Using futures with correct strategies can help. ...
  86. How A Strong Greenback Affects the Economy

    The fact that the strong dollar has an effect on the US economy is indisputable, but is the overall impact positive or negative? ...
  87. How Terrorism Affects Markets and the Economy

    Terrorism causes quantifiable short-term and long-term costs. After major terror attacks, markets tend to drop quickly but ...
  88. The ABCs of Mortgage-Backed Securities ETFs

    ETFs focused on mortgage-backed securities, or MBS, offer an opportunity to further diversify the fixed-income portion of ...
  89. How Swaptions Can Reduce Risk in Portfolios

    How can investing in Swaptions reduce risk in portfolios.
  90. Iron Ore Market: Falling Into The Hands Of A Few

    The big iron ore mining companies have embarked on a drive to increase supply, reduce cost, and take market share.
  91. Know How To Manage Gaps On Your Trading Strategy

    Gaps generate profitable strategies right after they print, as well as during retracements that test those levels, often ...
  92. Buying ETFs on Margin Versus Leveraged ETFs

    Leveraged ETFs and investing in an ETF on margin both have their advantages and disadvantages.
  93. Are Alternative Mutual Funds, ETFs Right for You?

    Alternative mutual fund and ETFs are gaining popularity but are they a good idea for your regular Joe investor?
  94. Does It Still Make Sense To Buy IPG Shares?

    Let's look at IPG's earnings, after their Q4 report, and whether the long-term investing thesis is compelling enough to warrant ...
  95. What’s The Best Airline Stock In the Industry?

    With many airlines forced to seek bankruptcy protection, Southwest Airlines stands out as having consistently remained profitable ...
  96. How Social Impact Investing Works

    Social impact investing is changing the way investors and the government effect change, delivering quantifiable results and ...
  97. What’s The Highest Dividend-Paying Tech Stock?

    Technology stocks tended not to pay dividends, preferring to reinvest available capital back into their respective businesses ...
  98. Can Modi Mania Continue?

    Investors are still swooning over India’s new prime minister, Narendra Modi, whose pro-business platform inspired a record ...
  99. Are These 2015's Most-Promising Small-Cap Stocks?

    At least one of these small-caps should spike in 2015.
  100. Is the Best Plan for Pot Investing 'Wait-and-see?'

    Legalized marijuana is an emerging industry and those interested in investing in it should proceed with caution.
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