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  1. Sacrifices Necessary to Keep Puerto Rico Afloat

    After years of band aids and significant borrowing to meet its obligations, the time has come for meaningful reform in Puerto ...
  2. ETF Analysis: Energy Select Sector SPDR

    Find out more about the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund, the top holdings of this exchange-traded fund and the characteristics ...
  3. Advisors: Start Coaching Clients from the Start

    Behavioral coaching is vital to help investors stick to plan during market turbulence. Start coaching early and maintain ...
  4. What to Expect from Russia's Oil-Dependent Economy

    The fate of Russia's economy is for the most part determined by the price of oil. Here's how it's likely to play out.
  5. 5 Disadvantages of Mutual Funds Compared to ETFs

    In the mutual funds vs. exchange-traded funds debate, ETFs have some clear advantages.
  6. How a Higher Minimum Wage Would Impact the Economy

    Doubling pay for hourly workers could have several knock-on effects to the economy. Here's a brief look at a big issue.
  7. Active or Passive ETFs: Which is Better?

    What will be more popular in the near future: active or passive ETFs?
  8. ETF Analysis: iShares MSCI Singapore

    Learn more about BlackRock Advisor's iShares Singapore MSCI exchange-traded fund, which looks to mirror the holdings and ...
  9. ETF Analysis: PowerShares DB US Dollar

    Discover how an ETF can be used to bet on multiple different currency futures contracts with the PowerShares DB Dollar Index ...
  10. ETF Analysis: Select Sector Financial SPDR

    Find out more about the Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund, the characteristics of the exchange traded fund, and the suitability ...
  11. ETF Analysis: Vanguard Total Bond Market

    Learn about the Vanguard Total Bond Market exchange-traded fund, its primary portfolio holdings and risk/reward profile based ...
  12. ETF Analysis: Direxion Small Cap Bull 3X

    Read about a triple-leveraged exchange-traded fund that aims for 300% of the returns of the Russell 2000 Index: the Direxion ...
  13. ETF Analysis: Vanguard MSCI EAFE

    Learn more about Vanguard's index-shifting, low-cost and non-U.S. market exchange-traded fund: the FTSE Developed ex U.S. ...
  14. Macau: Not Your Father's Gambling Destination

    Macau has given Las Vegas casinos a run for their money, but what's behind the scenes? Here's an overview of Macau's gambling ...
  15. Who Is The Next Greece?

    Several EU countries are on the potential candidate list, but some municipalities in the U.S. look far more like Greece. ...
  16. Make Money Through Risk Arbitrage Trading

    Risk arbitrage provides a valuable trading strategy for M&A or other corporate actions eligible stocks. Investopedia explains ...
  17. How To Hedge Call Options Using Binary Options

    Here is a step-by-step walk through how to hedge a long call position with binary options.
  18. Adjust Market Strategies To Elevated Risk

    Improve returns by adapting trading strategies to changing market conditions.
  19. Pros And Cons Of Paper Trading

    Most market novices should paper trade for a considerable amount of time, despite key drawbacks.
  20. The Daily Routine Of A Hedge Fund Manager

    What does a hedge fund manager's day really look like? Investopedia provides an inside look at the routine.
  21. Understanding Bull Spread Option Strategies

    Bull spread option strategies, such as a bull call spread strategy, are hedging strategies for traders to take a bullish ...
  22. How Petrodollars Affect The U.S. Dollar

    We examine the rise of petrodollars, their influence on the USD as a global reserve currency, and their effects on the U.S. ...
  23. Some Overseas Markets May Prove More Resilient

    Though global markets sold off and have continued to slip in recent days, stocks in Europe and Japan are still faring better ...
  24. Are These the 10 Best Stocks in the World?

    Most of the top 10 stocks in the world have performed exceptionally well over the past several years. Here's a look at their ...
  25. Invest Here Now: The Hottest Sectors of 2014-15

    These 10 industries have made investors a lot of money over the past year. Is there still room to run?
  26. What Does an Ideal Retirement Portfolio Look Like?

    The "ideal" portfolio can differ from one investor to another depending on many factors, but some themes hold true no matter ...
  27. Investors Beware! Don't Make These Dumb Mistakes

    Sometimes mistakes make for the best lessons. That said, it's still better to learn from someone else's investing mistakes.
  28. Why Mutual Funds are Still Better than ETFs

    Mutual funds might not be as sexy as they used to be, but they offer some advantages over ETFs – especially for certain types ...
  29. China: Why Big Investors are Turning Into Bears

    More hedge fund managers and economists are beginning to transition from bull to bear when it comes to China. Here's why. ...
  30. ETF Analysis: iShares Silver Trust

    Learn about the iShares Silver Trust, an exchange-traded fund that invests primarily in silver and is affected by risks unique ...
  31. ETF Analysis: PowerShares QQQ Trust

    Learn more about one of the most popular and widely traded exchange-traded funds in the world: Invesco PowerShares QQQ Trust ...
  32. Top 3 ETFS for Investing in Germany

    Discover why Germany is considered an economic powerhouse in the eurozone, and learn about the three ETFs that provide investors ...
  33. Dodd-Frank Creates a Liquidity Crunch for Bonds

    While each individual institution is undoubtedly safer due to capital constraints imposed by Dodd-Frank, this makes for a ...
  34. The Number One Reason Why Most Traders Fail

    We show you the simple tools, availble to everyone, to succeed as an active trader: education, experience, charts, vision, ...
  35. Is There Still Opportunity in Japanese Stocks?

    Japanese stocks’ strong performance has prompted market watchers to question whether there’s still a case for adding exposure ...
  36. Is Divestment Destroying The Coal Industry?

    Should you worry about your investments in coal companies due to coal divestment campaigns? Investopedia explores the impact ...
  37. ETF Analysis: Market Vectors Pharmaceutical

    Read about one of the best-performing ETFs in the health care sector since 2012: the Market Vectors Pharmaceutical ETF (PPH) ...
  38. American Express Returns Vs. DJ Industrial Average

    American Express has handily outperformed the Dow Jones Industrial Average since 2009, but unusual weakness in the last year ...
  39. 20-Year Treasury Bond ETF Trading Strategies

    iShares 20-Year Treasury Bond ETF offers a highly liquid equity alternative to direct bond exposure.
  40. How To Interpret The Volume Zone Oscillator

    Introduced in 2009, the Volume Zone Oscillator (VZO) is gaining traction with traders and technicians.
  41. ETF Analysis: iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25

    Learn about iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 and its asset allocation and how investing in this fund comes with heightened risks ...
  42. ETF Analysis: iShares MSCI Germany

    Learn about iShares MSCI Germany, which is a nondiversified exchange traded fund that invests principally in large-cap German ...
  43. Oil Companies Near Bankruptcy

    With the resumed uncertainty in Europe surrounding Greece and the sudden bear market gripping China, the price of oil has ...
  44. ETF Analysis: ProShares Short MidCap400

    Discover the benefits and drawbacks of the ProShares Short MidCap400 ETF, and learn which investors are best suited for the ...
  45. Top 3 ETFs For Investing in China

    Discover the top three China ETFs. Chinese stocks tend to be quite volatile, presenting opportunities for savvy investors, ...
  46. Vice Can Be Nice: 4 Sin Stocks to Consider

    These four sin stocks are likely to be resilient during a bear market.
  47. Why ETFs Often Edge Out Mutual Funds

    A deep look reveals why — in most instances — ETFs beat out mutual funds.
  48. Are Currency Hedged ETFs a Good Idea?

    Considering currency-hedged ETFs? Here's a look at eight and what you need to know right now.
  49. Where Does Yahoo (YHOO) Go From Here?

    Yahoo operates in a competitive environment, but if it makes the right deals there's no reason why it can't thrive.
  50. The Financial Singularity Will Destroy Your Return

    Given the current and future growth of financial technology, many believe algorithms will soon define what drives market ...
  51. ETF Analysis: Direxion Daily Energy Bull 3X

    Learn more about one of Direxion Fund's high-risk, high-reward energy plays: the Direxion Shares Funds Trust 3X exchange-traded ...
  52. ETF Analysis: Direxion Daily 20 Year Treasury

    Read about one potent, yet volatile, way to bet on rising interest rates -- the Direxion Daily 20 Year Plus Treasury Bear ...
  53. What You Learn at University Investment Clubs

    University investment clubs are where Wall Street and the classroom intersect.
  54. Uncovering Evidence Of Sector Rotation

    Stalk ETF performance lists over several weeks to uncover hidden institutional buying and selling strategies.
  55. ETF Analysis: iShares S&P 500

    Find out more about the iShares Core S&P 500 Exchange Traded Fund, the characteristics of this ETF and the suitability of ...
  56. ETF Analysis: Market Vectors Russia

    Learn about Market Vectors Russia ETF, its top holdings, as well as cyclical and political risks associated with investing ...
  57. Apple’s Key Weaknesses

    While it seems that Apple is at the top of its game, several weaknesses have emerged that the company needs to address if ...
  58. Is Apple's (AAPL) Selloff Justifiable or Panic?

    Apple has minted millionaires over the past decade, but there is one current risk that might soon bring this to an end at ...
  59. 7 Companies That Pose a Threat to Apple

    Samsung, Dell, Google and many others are chewing away at markets that Apple helped define.
  60. Strategies Activist Shareholders Follow

    Activist shareholders, also called activist investors, are large-scale investors who use their investment power to influence ...
  61. ETF Analysis: iShares MSCI Emerging Markets

    Learn more about the most liquid and highly traded emerging market ETF in the world -- the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ...
  62. Value or Growth Stocks: Which is Best?

    The answer to the age-old growth versus value debate depends on a number of factors. Here's what to consider.
  63. The Most Popular ETFs with Financial Advisors

    Financial advisors might continue to perform well by holding these popular ETFs, but time is limited.
  64. Will Consumer Spending Save 2015?

    Consumer spending is considered an important number (and it is), but a savvy investor will always look at "why" rather than ...
  65. Where Will the Shanghai Composite Be in a Year?

    The Shanghai Composite Index is on fire. But where will it be a year from now?
  66. Top 3 ETFs For Investing in Brazil

    Discover information and analysis of some of the most popular and best performing exchange-traded funds that offer investors ...
  67. Today's Top Young Investors

    Given the very different world that we live in as compared to the one the Warren Buffett graduated into, young, hopeful investors ...
  68. Top 4 Ways to Invest in Chinese Bonds

    Investing in Chinese bonds isn't easy, but it is possible. Here's how.
  69. The Importance of Healthcare Risk Management

    Risk management is especially important in healthcare because human lives might be on the line. Here are some strategies ...
  70. Top 7 Ways to Manage Business Risks

    Risk management is a form of insurance in itself for small business owners. Here are seven steps to implement a plan.
  71. Why Companies Need Risk Management

    Implementing risk management strategies can save an entire organization from failure. Is yours up to snuff?
  72. ETF Analysis: Vanguard Energy ETF

    Discover the type of investment strategy the Vanguard Energy ETF follows, and learn why it may be an appropriate addition ...
  73. 3 Reasons You're Crazy for Not Investing in Stocks

    It's been more than five years since The Great Recession officially ended. It's time to invest in the stock market again.
  74. 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? ...
  75. 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 ...
  76. Can Fracking Survive at $60 a Barrel?

    Can fracking survive at $60 a barrell?
  77. 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.
  78. Top Tips on Catering to Millennial Clients

    The economic impact of Millennials is rapidly growing. Here's how to reach them.
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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 ...
  82. 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 ...
  83. 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.
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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 ...
  86. Citadel And Bernanke, The Perfect Relationship?

    How does Bernanke's relationship with investment firms impact Wall Street and Main Street?
  87. 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, ...
  88. 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 ...
  89. A Quick Guide On Behavioral Funds

    Investopedia explores the working of behavioral funds, their benefits and risks, and an analysis of their past returns.
  90. 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 ...
  91. Building An Effective Watch List

    An effective watch list will uncover opportunities missed by other traders, fund managers and market timers.
  92. 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 ...
  93. How Patent Trolls Hurt Competition

    Patent trolls are known to have a negative impact on the overall business ecosystem. Investopedia explores how.
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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.
  96. 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 ...
  97. 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 ...
  98. Swing Trading With Ichimoku Clouds

    Ichimoku Clouds offer complex market analysis in a single visual image that addresses price, trend and momentum.
  99. 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 ...
  100. 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.
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