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  1. Should You Invest in This Senior Loan ETF?

    The pros and cons of the SPDR Blackstone/GSO Senior Loan ETF.
  2. Are These 2015's 10 Best Generic Pharma Stocks?

    These 10 generic generic pharma stocks present a lot of upside potential for the second half of 2015. Here's why.
  3. Why Do Companies Choose NASDAQ for Their IPO?

    The NYSE is known for its prestige so why do some companies opt to list on the NASDAQ instead?
  4. The Best Bet for Taxes: Traditional or Roth IRAs?

    Choosing a Traditional IRA over a Roth IRA, or vice versa, depends on financial situation and long-term goals, especially ...
  5. How to Profit from the Generic Drug Trend

    Generic drugs are poised to steal market share as patent protections on a number of branded drugs expire. Investors should ...
  6. Why the Government Favors Index Funds

    The DoL’s proposed fiduciary rules appear to favor low-cost index funds that would allow brokers to sidestep many requirements.
  7. Is a Stock's Trade Volume Important?

    Stock volume is easy to calculate but understanding its importance is a little more involved. Take the time because it's ...
  8. Why Zynga's Stock Should Be On Your Radar

    Take a closer look at game developer, Zynga, and the reasons why the company's stock may be attractive to investors at the ...
  9. The Basics Of The New Exchange-Traded Mutual Funds

    We explore how NASDAQ's new product exchange-traded mutual funds work, their benefits, and how they can impact the fund market.
  10. Why To Pay Attention To Today’s Buyback Boom

    There has been a lot of debate recently about whether today’s buyback boom, $133 billion for S&P companies, is good or bad ...
  11. What’s Behind The May Slowdown?

    May brought a pronounced slowdown for funds with U.S. and Europe equity exposure, and less so for other non-U.S. categories, ...
  12. Is It Too Late To Invest In Gilead Sciences?

    Discover whether it is too late to invest in Gilead Sciences. Gilead is a leading biotechnology company with treatments for ...
  13. Diversify Your Asia Holdings with These 4 Stocks

    If you're looking for diversification in Asia, consider these four stocks.
  14. Sports Stocks to Pump Up Your Portfolio

    Want to play some sports stocks? Here's a handful of known names to consider.
  15. Can Under Armour Catch Nike?

    Under Armour has become the second-largest athletic apparel company in the world, trailing only Nike. How did it get there, ...
  16. When Investing in Whisky, Mind Your Liquidity

    As rare spirits fetch unprecedented prices at auctions, investing in whiskey may prove even more tempting than drinking it.
  17. How Mutual Funds Are Taxed in the U.S.

    A look at how mutual funds are taxed and how investors can be more tax efficient.
  18. One Thing To Consider After An Uptrend

    A breakdown at support could eventually yield a profitable trading opportunity in the opposite direction.
  19. Best Ways To Find Profitable Intraday Trades

    This checklist can uncover patterns and setups that generate profitable short-term trading opportunities.
  20. The Basics Of Forex Algorithmic Trading

    Much of the growth in algorithmic trading in Forex markets over the past years has been due to algorithms automating certain ...
  21. Look For These Red Flags In The Income Statement

    Companies can overstate their revenues and understate their losses to boost investor confidence. Learn how to spot the these ...
  22. Top U.S-Regulated Option Brokers

    Options trading requires amassing significant capital and then facing high volatility. To protect yourself, ensure you trade ...
  23. 6 Brokers That Will Pay You To Trade With Them

    We review six leading online brokers that are offering cash bonuses for opening a new account.
  24. Average Rate Of Return For Day Traders

    A look into the question of day trader earnings and factors that play a role in trading success.
  25. Top U.S-Regulated Penny Stock Brokers

    Want to explore the high-risk, high-return world of penny stocks? Ensure you go only with reputable and regulated stock brokers. ...
  26. How To Learn From Your Trading Mistakes

    What distinguishes a good trader from a mediocre one is his or her ability to learn from mistakes and use the experience ...
  27. Pros And Cons Of Solar Energy

    While solar energy technology has some disadvantages that make it somewhat expensive in certain markets, it is becoming an ...
  28. How To Calculate ROI Of A Marketing Campaign

    To make the most of your marketing spend, you need to know how to measure its results.
  29. When Global Economies Converge

    The Divergences in global economic look very much like an explanation for what happened last year, though market observers ...
  30. Is The Chinese Yuan A Good Investment?

    The Chinese economy is growing and so are expectations for its currency. Investopedia explains why the Chinese yuan is a ...
  31. Why To Look For Opportunities Overseas

    While U.S. equities can continue to climb and post further gains before the end of the year, the best opportunities may still ...
  32. Do Record Stock Highs Signal A Top?

    Despite higher rates, U.S. stocks have been posting new records in recent weeks, despite investor concerns about slowing ...
  33. How To Invest In The Swiss Franc

    The Swiss franc is one of the safe havens of the investing world. Learn how invest through ETFs, forex, futures, and binary ...
  34. Pros & Cons Of Day Trading Vs Swing Trading

    Day trading involves making dozens of trades in a single day, based on technical analysis and sophisticated charting systems. ...
  35. Online Gaming Industry Stocks

    A look at some of the top stocks in the online gaming industry.
  36. Abenomics Vs. Quantitative Easing: Which Works Best?

    Abenomics and QE are versions of extraordinary stimulus measures initiated by the Japanese government and the U.S government, ...
  37. Safest Industries To Invest In

    Which are the safest industries and sectors for long-term investment and why?
  38. Pros & Cons Of Dollar Cost Averaging

    The dollar-cost averaging approach helps investors avoid market timing but they give up some potential for higher returns.
  39. Invest In Cyber Security With These Stocks

    Learn about some amazing cyber security plays in this hot sector.
  40. Should My Portfolio Include Private Equity?

    Private equity offers a lot of potential, but is it worth the risk?
  41. How Are Zero-Coupon Municipal Bonds Taxed?

    What every investor needs to know about taxes and zero-coupon muni bonds.
  42. How To Seek Out Winning Trades

    Hunt for new winners with carefully-drawn scanning filters and third party services.
  43. Financial News Comparison: Bloomberg Vs. Reuters

    Access to financial information has grown with the expansion of digital news. Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters lead the pack, ...
  44. The 6 Most Profitable Grocery Stores

    These are the six largest grocery store chains operating in the United States.
  45. Tesla Home Batteries Could Transform Your Electric Bill

    With limited daylight hours, solar power cannot power our homes at night, but Tesla Motors might help solve that problem.
  46. Understanding Lululemon's Business Model

    Lululemon has succeeded in marketing more than just fitness apparel. The company has strategies for continued growth, but ...
  47. A Guide For Understanding Information Cascades

    We explain how information cascades work, how they relate to finance, and why they are important.
  48. The Pros & Cons Of Being A Trader On The West Coast

    There are certain benefits and drawbacks that go with being a trader on the West Coast of North America.
  49. Alternatives Need More Education, Not Enforcement

    While disclosures and investor education need improvement, alternatives provide a valuable way to increase yield and hedge ...
  50. Top 4 ETFs That Will Help Diversify Your Portfolio

    Seeking low cost diversification to high quality stocks and bonds? Consider these 4 ETFs.
  51. Buying a Home? The Best Places Share This Feature

    The most lucrative areas to invest in a home are cities where job growth is robust.
  52. 6 Stocks for Millennials (or Anyone)

    Savvy Millennial investors looking for long-term winners should take a look at these stocks.
  53. Top Healthcare, Medical Equipment Stocks of 2015

    A short list of the top healthcare and medical equipment stocks of 2015.
  54. Muni Bonds, Taxable Bonds or CDs: Which is Best?

    Here's how to tell if municipal bonds are a better investment than taxable bonds or CDs.
  55. Mutual Funds or ETFs: Which is Better?

    Trying to decide between a mutual fund or ETF? Here's what you need to know.
  56. When To Follow The Crowd And When To Lose It

    Our profits ultimately depend on the misfortune of other market players.
  57. Risks & Rewards Of Investing In Bitcoin

    Since Bitcoin is not a company and therefore does not have a publicly traded stock, how can you invest in it?
  58. The Strong Dollar’s (Real) Toll On Tech Stocks

    A large portion of U.S. technology companies’ sales occur overseas, given the strong international business and consumer ...
  59. What A Rate Hike May Mean For Stocks

    By the end of the year, investors will likely be contending with the first Federal Reserve (Fed) rate hike in nearly a decade. ...
  60. Is 21st Century Fox a Sly Bet?

    An in depth look at the revenue streams of international media conglomerate Twenty-First Century Fox.
  61. Commercial Real Estate: How to Invest Like a Pro

    Investing in commercial real estate can add stability to your portfolio. Here's how to do it.
  62. Will These High-Flying Stocks Stay Hot in 2015?

    These 10 stocks were on fire in 2014. Will they stay hot?
  63. Top 7 ETFs Designed for Retirement Income

    These seven ETFs offer several advantages over traditional ETFs, especially for investors seeking retirement income.
  64. Why You Should Avoid Fixating on Bond Duration

    Financial advisors and their clients should then focus on a bond fund’s portfolio rather than relying on any single metric ...
  65. Chinese Opportunities For A Changing Child Policy

    China's one-child policy is changing, and investors are looking for ways to cash in. The reform might not have the effects ...
  66. The Case For Stocks Today

    Last week, U.S. equities advanced with the S&P 500 Index notching new records. Investors are now getting nervous with rate ...
  67. Financial Gifts For Grads: Kindergarten To College

    If you really want to help your grad preparing for the future, consider a present that supports their long-term goals—an ...
  68. Why You May Want To Be (And Stay) In Bonds

    Bonds are complicated, and it’s easy to feel intimidated or confused. Fortunately, you don’t need to be a numbers geek to ...
  69. Tech Startup Momentum Being Generated In Detroit

    Rising from the ashes in the once proud auto-manufacturing City of Detroit is a rapidly emerging tech startup scene that ...
  70. How To Cover Your Bases After Making A Trade

    Follow up your trade entry with these time-tested risk management strategies.
  71. Four Steps To Manage A Downturn In The Market

    A few simple adjustments could end your losing streak as soon as it begins.
  72. Top Tax Issues For High-Net-Worth Individuals

    Wealth brings benefits, but from a tax perspective it creates special challenges. Here are some tax issues to pay attention ...
  73. Top 10 Stocks Under $10 Dollars In 2015

    Looking for value investment in stocks under $10? Investopedia provides a list of $10 high-potential stocks trading under ...
  74. Analyzing The Market With Trend Mirrors

    Past price action can exert a powerful influence on current rallies and selloffs.
  75. Reading Trends With Moving Average Ribbons

    Moving average ribbons reveal subtle relationships between price, time and trend.
  76. Gaining Market Influence-- The Case of US Shale

    A convergence of sustained bank financing, falling production costs and rising oil prices might position the US shale industry ...
  77. Which Dow Jones Stocks are Safe? Which are Risky?

    In a situation where our sustained bull run could turn into a sell-off rather quickly, here are four somewhat safe Dow stocks ...
  78. Apple or Google: Which is the Better Bet?

    Apple and Google have made many investors rich since the turn of the century. Which is more appealing going forward?
  79. Commercial Real Estate: How it Works

    The ins and outs of what commercial real estate companies do.
  80. 5 Signs That You Have a Lousy 401(k) Plan

    Knowing whether a 401(k) plan is good or not so good is important. This will help participants decide how much to invest ...
  81. Invest in Cancer Research with These 3 Stocks

    These cancer research stocks offer both a high ceiling and the potential to save lives.
  82. How To Short The U.S. Bond Market

    The U.S. bond market has enjoyed a strong bull run over the past few years as the Federal Reserve has lowered interest rates ...
  83. TradeKing Vs. TradeStation: Which Meets Your Needs?

    Each of these two online brokerage firms offers a package of benefits, features and services that meets a distinct type of ...
  84. 8 Fascinating Traits Billionaires Have In Common

    A top-notch education isn't enough to strike it rich. Nothing compares to learning the habits of the world's famous entrepreneurs ...
  85. Top Strategies on How to Become a Stock Broker

    Gunning to be a stock broker and want an edge? Here's some veteran advice.
  86. Tips for Assessing a Client's Risk Tolerance

    Determining a client’s risk tolerance is a critical piece of the puzzle in designing and appropriate asset allocation.
  87. Should Investors Get Into Oil Now?

    Oil has enjoyed a steady climb after a violent plunge. Where is it going next, and how can investors profit?
  88. Why Some Investors Are Tilting Toward TIPS

    Last month’s five-year TIPS auction drew nearly $48 billion in interest, a sign of recent renewed demand for this inflation ...
  89. The Big Chill: What’s Wrong With The U.S. Consumer

    Based on the most recent April data, investors may, once again, be disappointed when the second-quarter gross domestic product ...
  90. What More Volatility Means For Momentum Stocks

    One byproduct of the recent tick higher in bond yields: a meaningful rise in volatility for both stocks and bonds.
  91. How To Implement A Smart Beta Investing Strategy

    Smart beta investing is the notion of re-writing investment rules to improve investment outcomes by targeting exposures to ...
  92. Tips for Boosting Your Retirement Income

    Here are some best practices on how to generate as much retirement income as possible.
  93. The EMAG Emerging Mkts Bond ETF: Worth the Risk?

    The Market Vectors Emerging Markets Aggregate Bond ETF (EMAG) might offer long-term rewards, but is now the best time to ...
  94. 5 Dividend ETFs with Growth Potential

    A quick look at a few ETFs with substantial growth potential.
  95. How To Invest In Internet-Connected Cars

    Companies are combining automotive technology with phones, watches, and computers to create a new, profitable industry.
  96. The Risks Of Trading Low-Volume Stocks

    Low volume stocks may be susceptible to price manipulation and liquidity problems. Beware of these and other risks before ...
  97. The Rewards Of Trading Stocks With Low Volume

    Trading in stocks which have low volume is risky, but it does offer a lot of high return potential. Investopedia explains ...
  98. How & Why Interest Rates Affect Options

    The Fed is expected to change interest rates soon. We explain how a change in interest rates impacts option valuations.
  99. 10 Steps To Becoming A Day Trader

    Want to be the master of your career by becoming a full-time day trader? Follow these 10 steps to be a successful trader.
  100. Top Skills Hedge Funds Look For In Job Candidates

    Lucrative salary, high perks, and best quantitative brains at work. What are the top skills a candidate needs to get a job ...
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