Investing Articles

  1. Stock Buybacks: Breakdown

    Find out what these company programs achieve and what it means for stockholders.
  2. How Valero Pumps Up its Profits (VLO, PSX)

    Despite a lagging oil sector, Valero continues to have good results with its ethanol and oil refinery businesses.
  3. Homebuilder Stocks: What's the Best One?

    Here's a look at housing market stocks, the impact of the economy on them, and which company likely offers the most long-term ...
  4. Arch Coal: Does it Have a Chance to Survive?

    Whether or not investors want to admit it, Arch Coal's future path is obvious.
  5. Is Hertz a 'Buy' or Merely a Good Trade Right Now?

    Hertz did everything it could to be the industry leader, but rising competition and external factors are creating headwinds. ...
  6. Does Priceline Present More Risk Than Reward?

    Priceline has delivered a cumulative return north of 220% over the past five years, but the next five years is likely to ...
  7. Pepsi's Partnership with Sodastream

    Examine Pepsi's partnership with SodaStream, what each company hopes to gain, and learn how the latest battle in the cola ...
  8. Kroger Puts Customers First By Tapping Into Their Love for Beer

    Examines Kroger's beer growler initiative as part of its overall strategy to increase upscale market share and as it relates ...
  9. These are Netflix's 10 Biggest Bets for Next Year

    Learn about the new and returning series Netflix is counting on for 2016. Since breaking through at the Emmy Awards in 2 ...
  10. Is Warren Buffet's Investment Strategy Suitable for Your Financial Profile?

    Learn about how investors may not be able to replicate Warren Buffett's value investing strategy. See how they can still ...
  11. Be Wary of These 5 Stocks Right Now

    These five well-known stocks are risky propositions. Here's why.
  12. Chipotle (CMG): Buy on Dips or Otherwise Avoid?

    Chipotle was once a Wall Street darling, but it's quickly falling out of favor. Is this new perception justifiable?
  13. Whole Foods Market: Investors Beware?

    Whole Foods Market is in the crosshairs of short sellers right now, but the bulls might have the last laugh.
  14. Is This the Right Time to Buy Disney?

    Investors need to make sure they're paying attention to the real driving forces behind Disney.
  15. Stocks to Consider with China's One-Child Policy Over (MJN, PG)

    Here are four stocks to consider in the wake of China ending its one-child policy.
  16. Impacts of a 1-Star Yelp Review on a Company

    Learn how a 1-star Yelp review impacts the rating of a small business and how Yelp users interpret 1-star reviews given by ...
  17. Why Clorox Should Be on Your Watchlist

    Clorox might not be the most exciting company, but sometimes boring is best for long-term investors.
  18. Why Kraft Heinz News Amounts to a 'Buy' Signal

    Kraft Heinz hasn't wowed investors yet, but it's not designed to wow anyone.
  19. Is Fitbit a Better Fit for Investors or Traders?

    Fitbit recently called a timeout. Is it out of gas or was it just refueling its tank for the long haul?
  20. Investing $100 a Month in Stocks for 20 Years

    Learn how a monthly investment of just $100 can help build a future nest egg using properly diversified stocks or stock mutual ...
  21. The 3 Best Performing Vanguard Funds of 2015

    Learn about three Vanguard mutual funds that had the highest returns in 2015 and invest in the health care sector, broad ...
  22. 5 Best Resorts in the Philippines

    People go halfway 'round the world to stay at these exclusive resorts in the Philippines, where the accommodations and private ...
  23. Is BWLD's Price Drop a Buy Signal?

    Buffalo Wild Wings is facing higher costs and comps growth has decelerated. Is the growth story over?
  24. How to Avoid Big Investing Mistakes

    Investing in the stock market isn't foolproof. Things can (and will) go very wrong. Here's what some investors have learned ...
  25. Why Does the House Always Win? A Look at Casino Profitability

    Understand how a casino has a number of built-in advantages that insure it, and not the casino players overall, will always ...
  26. The Evolution Of Drone Regulations

    How are countries coping with the proliferation of civilian drones in their skies? With regulations, of course.
  27. Is the Apple Watch a Real Threat to Fitbit?

    Examine the potential for marketplace competition between Fitbit and the Apple Watch in the rapidly growing consumer wearables ...
  28. Do You Have The Medicare You Need?

    Medicare open enrollment lasts until December 7 – January 1 to February 14 is the Medicare Advantage disenrollment period. ...
  29. Should Apple Investors Be Wary of Overreliance on China? (AAPL)

    Apple's fourth quarter was more sweet than sour. But will that story hold true next year if China suffers another stock shock?
  30. Playing The Decline of Traditional Retailers (XRT, RTH)

    Play the decline of traditional retailers with a strategy that lowers built-in exposure to online sales.
  31. These 2 Retailers are Bucking the Trend (COST,TJX)

    These two retailers are right in line with current consumer trends, which should lead to high upside potential and resiliency ...
  32. Is Hershey Still a Sweet Investment? (HSY)

    After a bittersweet third quarter is Hershey still likely to be a long-term winner?
  33. Best Teleconference Software For Small Businesses

    Here's a look at some teleconferencing software and apps that could suit a number of small business requirements.
  34. Is There Any Upside Left for Walgreens?

    Walgreens is about to get much bigger, but does bigger equal better in this case?
  35. Is Walmart a Bargain Right Now?

    Every great growth story comes to an end. Is this the beginning of the end for Walmart or a buying opportunity?
  36. Top Tips for Buying or Selling a Car

    If you're selling your car or buying one, here are several tips and tools to make sure your price is the right one.
  37. Why Caterpillar Should Be on Your Watch List (CAT)

    Caterpillar is in a bind due to macroeconomic conditions, but unlike many other companies it's preparing accordingly.
  38. The Chinese Economy Needs More Stimulus

    China's central bank, the Peoples' Bank of China (PBoC), has cut its benchmark interest rate for the sixth time in 12 months, ...
  39. Is American Express (AXP) a Bargain Right Now?

    AXP has underperformed over the past 12 months. Is this likely to continue or is a rebound in the cards?
  40. Is McDonald's Rally Sustainable?

    Is McDonald's is in the early innings of a turnaround or should investors be shorting?
  41. Is Under Armour a Buy Right Now? (UA, NKE)

    Under Armour is on the move...but in the wrong direction. Is its growth story over?
  42. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Tesla Stock

    Learn about the biggest risks for a person investing in Tesla Motors, which is one of the most exciting and unpredictable ...
  43. The 3 Best Dividend Stocks in the Utility Sector (DUK, FE)

    Learn about three of the best-paying dividend stocks in the utility sector. Understand why utility stocks have less volatility ...
  44. How to Identify Mispriced Stocks

    Find out how to identify mispriced stocks. Learn about intrinsic and relative valuation methods based on fundamentals, and ...
  45. The Best 3 Dividend Stocks Under $5 (AUO, LYG)

    Discover three top dividend stocks trading under $5, the reasoning behind their stable dividends, and their unique positions ...
  46. How Lockheed Martin Makes its Money (LMT)

    A breakdown of the business of one of America's most mysterious yet successful companies: Lockheed Martin, the largest defense ...
  47. 3 Index Funds with the Lowest Expense Ratios

    Read detailed information about index mutual funds with some of the lowest expense ratios in their categories, and learn ...
  48. The Economics of Running a Food Truck

    Thinking of getting into the food truck business? It's not as easy as it looks. Here are some of the various challenges you'll ...
  49. Why JNJ Should Be on Your Radar

    If you’re looking to invest in a stock that offers resiliency, Johnson & Johnson should be on your radar. Here's why. ...
  50. Top Stocks to Play a Warm U.S. Winter (HD, AWR)

    A reliable source predicts a warm winter. Which stocks are most likely to benefit?
  51. Why Chipotle is Still a Good Bet (CMG)

    Does the slide in Chipotle's stock present a long-term buying opportunity?
  52. How to Pick the Best Stocks? Listen to Customers (AMZN, PZZA)

    Rated top in customer service, these companies have delivered impressive stock performance over the past year.
  53. Fast Food vs. Fast Casual: Which is the Better Bet? (CMG, MCD)

    Fast food restaurants are slashing prices to compete with fast casual restaurants. Which has better long-term potential? ...
  54. Lululemon or Urban Outfitters: Which is the Better Bet? (URBN, LULU)

    If you're going to invest in a volatile retailer, go with the one that has the most upside potential.
  55. What is Google Express?

    Understand what Google Express is and how it operates. Learn about the benefits and drawbacks to shopping with Google Express ...
  56. Use this Trick to Pick the Best Restaurant Stocks (CMG, MCD)

    Investors in the fast food sector should pay attenion to customer service ratings — a good barometer for a company's health. ...
  57. The Return of CDOs After the 2008 Financial Crisis

    Learn how the market for CDOs is coming back after the 2008 financial crisis, and understand how the market for these products ...
  58. How to Avoid Stocks Full of Tourist Investors

    Tourist investors are short-term thinkers who invest in droves. Here are some steps to help you avoid tourist stocks.
  59. Famous Celebrities Who Opened Their Own Businesses

    From Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop to Jessica Alba's "Honest" products, a look at celebrities who have become entrepreneurs.
  60. Whole Foods' Bet on Mendocino Farms: What it Means (WFM)

    Whole Foods has established a partnership with Mendocino Farms. Here's what potential the deal offers for investors.
  61. Will Sprouts Offer Growth Potential? (SFM) (WFM, SFM)

    Here's why investors should consider putting Sprouts Farmers Market on their watch list.
  62. How Nike's Stock Continues to 'Just Do It' (NKE)

    Nike always finds a way to fuel growth. Here is a look at its latest strategy.
  63. The Biggest Risks of Investing in General Electric Stock

    Read about the biggest risks facing General Electric Company, an international conglomerate that is undergoing unprecedented ...
  64. Series A, B, C Funding: What It All Means and How It Works

    Series A, B and C funding rounds have nothing to do with the alphabet, rather with the development stage of startups raising ...
  65. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Halliburton Stock

    Read about the primary business and political risks facing Halliburton Company, one of the largest energy services companies ...
  66. How Google Is Tapping India's Smartphone Market

    Understand why India's smartphone market is in a rapid growth phase. Learn how Google and other technology companies are ...
  67. Hedging for Beginners: A Guide

    People hedge as insurance against market volatility. Anyone can do it; here's a primer.
  68. The Best Way to Invest in 'The Chipotle of Pizza' (CMG)

    Americans love pizza. Here's why you should consider adding a slice to your portfolio via Chipotle Mexican Grill.
  69. Should Best Buy Be on Your Watch List? (BBY)

    Best Buy’s stock performance has been impressive as of late. What's the outlook going forward?
  70. How Capital One Makes its Profits (WFC, BAC)

    Once an upstart, Capital One is now a financial powerhouse. Here's how it happened.
  71. How Prudential Financial Earns its Profits

    Expansion into global markets while focussing on tried and true policies at home has helped Prudential Financial grow and ...
  72. The 5 Best Buy-and-Hold Tech Stocks (AAPL)

    Read about the five technology stocks that long-term investors should consider buying and holding on to over the next 10-15 ...
  73. Will WYNN Continue to Rally?

    Wynn Resorts has experienced a rally recently. Will it remain a good bet?
  74. Twitter Stock: Will it Soar or Stall in the Near Term? (TWTR)

    Twitter is an enigma to many investors, but its story is pretty straightforward.
  75. The 4 Best Buy-and-Hold Dividend Stocks (HCP, WPZ)

    Discover four of the best dividend stocks for investors to buy and hold, along with the reasons for each stocks' suitability ...
  76. 8 Solid Utility Stocks for a Bear Market (WTR, AWR)

    If you're seeking modest appreciation, generous dividend payments and resiliency, consider these eight utility stocks.
  77. Why Phillips 66 (PSX) Remains a Top Long-Term Bet

    Here's why Phillips 66 will likely remain one of the world’s largest and most profitable companies for a long time to come.
  78. Is Pepsi Still a Safe Bet? (PEP)

    PepsiCo has long been known as one of the most resilient stocks throughout the broader market. Is this still the case today? ...
  79. How Yelp Adds Value to Local Businesses

    Understand how the Yelp platform operates and how it adds value to the business world. Learn about the top five ways Yelp ...
  80. How Does Flatiron School Work and Make Money?

    Examine the Flatiron School as it pertains to the product it offers; learn how it monetizes its product and the role the ...
  81. An Auto Stock Alternative to Ford and GM (F,GM)

    If you're not sure where Ford and General Motors are going, you might want to look at this auto investment option instead. ...
  82. 3 Solar Stocks to Add to Your Portfolio (SCTY, SPWR)

    Understand the growth and challenges of the renewable energy market and its success in 2015. Learn about the top three energy ...
  83. The 5 Best Buy-and-Hold Energy Stocks (MMP, TSO)

    Understand why energy companies' stock are volatile when oil prices are volatile. Learn about the top five energy companies ...
  84. 5 Cheap Dividend Stocks for a Bear Market (LANC, AWR)

    Here are five stocks that pay safe dividends and should be at least somewhat resilient to a bear market.
  85. What Alcoa’s Breakup Means for Investors (AA)

    Alcoa plans to split into two companies. Is this a bullish catalyst for investors?
  86. Top 3 Stocks for the Coming Holiday Season (AMZN, TJX)

    If you want to buck the bear market trend by going long on consumer stocks, these three might be your best bets.
  87. Could a Rate Hike Send Stocks Higher?

    A rate hike would certainly alter the investment scene, but would it be for the better or worse?
  88. Israel-U.S. Relations: Economic Aspects You Didn't Know

    The relationship between the United States and Israel is a lightning rod for controversy and is mired in politics and emotion.
  89. Forget Volkswagen, Should You Avoid its Suppliers? (BWD, GNTX) (BWA, GNTX)

    Volkswagen is getting all the headlines but there are other companies that will feel the pain.
  90. Yellow Light Trade Risk Management

    Being in the stock market for so long I tend to look at the world through the eyes of a trader, but how to decide when we ...
  91. 3 Undervalued Mid-Cap Stocks for Your Portfolio (HAIN, SAM)

    These three midcap stocks have significant long-term potential.
  92. Do You Have What it Takes to Start a Hedge Fund?

    So you want to start your own hedge fund? Here's what it takes.
  93. Is Volkswagen a Good Buy Right Now? (VLKAY)

    Volkswagen's stock is stalling after the company admitted cheating on its emissions data. Is this a buying opportunity?
  94. Anheuser-Busch and SABMiller's $105B Deal (BUD, SAB.L)

    Anheuser-Busch and SABMiller have agreed to a mammoth deal; here's what that means to investors.
  95. The Biggest Donors to the GOP (VHI, LVS)

    We'll take a look at largest Republican donors, a collection of moguls, magnates, shadowy corporations and more than one ...
  96. The Top-5 Cash-Rich Companies in the S&P 500 (ORCL, CSCO)

    Large cash positions allow for many different options and here's why they are beneficial to shareholders.
  97. How to Create a Risk Parity Portfolio

    Learn about how risk parity uses leverage to create equal exposure to risk among different asset classes in portfolio construction.
  98. 3 Small-Cap Stocks Poised for Large Returns (LHCG, AHS)

    These three small-cap stocks have significant upside potential, but their risk/reward ratios vary.
  99. Are Macy's (M) Store Closings Good or Bad News?

    Macy's is making some wise moves, but will those moves impact its stock price for the better?
  100. How Dow Chemical (DOW) Makes its Money

    An in depth look at how Dow has made itself vital to so many industries in its 118 year history.
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