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  1. Global Consumer Durables: Exploring Revenue Trends and Fundamentals

    Examine geographic revenue data from the consumer durables sector to identify catalysts and trends.
  2. The Top 4 Amazon Shareholders (AMZN)

    Learn about the largest Internet-based retailer in the United States and discover details about the company's top four individual ...
  3. Top 6 Mortgage Mistakes

    These common errors could end in foreclosure.
  4. Do Municipal Bond Mutual Funds Offer a Tax Incentive?

    Learn about individual municipal securities and municipal bond funds, whose principal stability and tax-free yield appeal ...
  5. 3 Reasons Why Jumbo Mortgages Are for High Earners

    Find out what a jumbo mortgage is, and learn the primary reasons why jumbo mortgages are most well-suited for high income ...
  6. Peter Lynch's Eyeballing: When Is It Relevant? (FMAGX, DNKN)

    Find out the key principles espoused by stock-picking legend Peter Lynch and whether they are as relevant today as they were ...
  7. High Dividend Stocks: 3 Things to Consider Before Buying

    Discover some of the risks involved in investing in high-yield stocks, and learn about some of the factors that you should ...
  8. Student Loans: Best Majors to Pay Down College Debt Fast

    Find out which degrees help college students find jobs immediately after graduation, earn good salaries and pay back their ...
  9. Is Your Mortgage Robbing Your Retirement?

    If you picked the mortgage with the lowest possible monthly payment, you may be blowing what could be your retirement money ...
  10. Property Taxes in Oregon: A Quick Guide

    Learn the basics of Oregon's property tax system, and take a quick look at how rates for owner-occupied housing in Oregon ...
  11. 3 ETFs Affected by the Failed Pfizer-Allergan Merger (PFE, AGN)

    Discover three ETFs that were affected by the failed Pfizer and Allergan acquisition, and learn about the performances and ...
  12. Why It Doesn't Matter If the Equity Market Is Rigged

    Look beyond Ben Bernanke’s stated goals of the quantitative easing program to learn what it did for the economy beyond boosting ...
  13. Wal-Mart Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (WMT)

    Analyze Wal-Mart's capital structure to determine the relative contribution of debt and equity to financing the retailer's ...
  14. Make This The Year You Get Vacation Insurance

    With a few simple policy additions you can protect your holiday plans from being ruined.
  15. Summer: Time for Teaching Your Kids About Money

    Use summer holiday time to teach your children about earning, saving and spending money.
  16. 3 Mutual Funds to Profit Off Millennial Spending Patterns (PRWAX, LSGRX)

    Learn about millennials, and uncover their spending patterns. Discover three mutual funds that can be used to gain exposure ...
  17. Stay Defensive with Your Summer Portfolio

    With odds of a rate hike increasing, and an election in November, investors should look to rotate towards the defensive sectors ...
  18. Deflation and Debt: Is the United States the New Japan?

    Discover how mainstream macroeconomics has failed Japan and why the United States should take care to avoid Japan's borrow, ...
  19. The Share Buyback Report: The Financial Sector

    Examine historical buyback data from the financial sector to determine which quarters and companies contributed the most ...
  20. Eaton Vance's Highest Performance Mutual Funds in the Last 10 Years (EISMX, EV)

    Find out about Eaton Vance's top performing fund , the Atlanta Capital SMID-Cap Fund, and why it ranks as one of the top ...
  21. 3 Large Cap Equity Mutual Funds That Rely on Strong M&A

    Read out about three mutual funds that rely on mergers and acquisition (M&A) transactions in the large-cap equity market, ...
  22. The Top 5 Rite Aid Shareholders (RAD)

    Learn about the top five major direct shareholders of Rite Aid Corporation, and learn about these shareholders' positions ...
  23. Bank of America Mortgage Reviews: What You Need to Know (BAC)

    Learn about Bank of America, the mortgage products it offers, the rates it provides and a general consensus from consumer ...
  24. Eagle Asset Management's Highest-Performing Mutual Fund of All Time (EGEAX, EGECX)

    Learn about Eagle Asset Management's highest-performing mutual fund since inception, the Smaller Company Fund. Read about ...
  25. 3 Mid-Cap Growth Mutual Funds for Bull & Bear Markets (PRDMX, CLSPX)

    Learn why mid-cap growth mutual funds can add an important element of diversification to your portfolio. Discover three funds ...
  26. Regional Bank ETF: Is KRE Still a Buy if Rate Hikes Are Unlikely?

    Get a review and analysis of the SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (KRE), and learn why it's a good investment even if interest ...
  27. Canary in the Coal Mine: Trump's Energy Plan

    Trump, in a speech on Thursday, laid out his proposed energy policy to be implemented if he becomes the next President of ...
  28. Newest SPDR Industry ETF: FactSet Innovative Technology (XITK)

    Get an overview of ETF newcomer SPDR FactSet Innovative Technology, and determine if innovative tech belongs in your investment ...
  29. Learn Simple And Compound Interest

    Interest is defined as the cost of borrowing money, and depending on how it is calculated, can be classified as simple interest ...
  30. TIPS: Deflated Expectations, Inflated Opportunity?

    Prices for U.S. Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) suggest inflation will be the same over the next 10 years ...
  31. Peabody Chapter 11: Is This Only the Beginning?

    Gain insight into why Peabody Energy ended up in bankruptcy after the coal mine sale to Bowie failed, and discover if Peabody’s ...
  32. Help! My Unemployment Benefits Are Running Out

    Don't wait for your unemployment insurance to expire before planning what to do if you haven't found a new job yet.
  33. CDOs and the Mortgage Market

    These structured products contribute to keeping borrowing rates low.
  34. The Global Yield Field: What Investors Should Know

    In this month’s Chart of the Month, our Portfolio Manager notes that in today’s low yield environment, investors may want ...
  35. Could Being a Landlord Pay for Your Retirement?

    If you have the money to buy them and the energy to run them – or the funds to pay a good manager – rental properties can ...
  36. Keep Calm and Add More Carry

    Investors need to consider the role of positive cash flow which is referred to as “carry” by financial professionals. Here ...
  37. The 401(k) Gender Gap

    Women aren't investing in 401(k) plans at the same rate as men - which will cost them big time at retirement. To reap the ...
  38. Retirement Planning the Millennial Way

    Saving for retirement is completely different if you have a Millennial mindset. These retirement plans will turn your head ...
  39. 4 Cases Against Smart Beta (RSP, SPY)

    Learn about the cases critics have outlined against Smart Beta funds. While these funds have drawn significant inflows, many ...
  40. Best Ways to Repair Your Credit Score

    Follow these 6 steps and you'll be on your way to a better credit score.
  41. The Top Places for Retiring in Italy

    You don't need to be a Gucci to afford to retire in Italy, but saving money means finding a less-traveled spot. Start by ...
  42. 4 Billionaires Who Graduated from MIT

    Discover several of the wealthiest business people to have graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and ...
  43. When Will Apple Step Up to the AI Challenge (AAPL)?

    Look to Apple's upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference, kicking off 6/13/16, for an answer.
  44. The Share Buyback Report: The Consumer Discretionary Sector (XLY)

    Analyze historical share repurchase data for the discretionary sector and identify the financial and economic factors that ...
  45. 10 Interest-Bearing Checking Accounts to Consider

    Explore 10 interest-paying checking accounts offered by traditional banks, credit unions and online banks, with rates as ...
  46. Should Investors Still Buy Index Mutual Funds at Current Stock Market Prices?

    Learn about some of the metrics used to determine relative market valuation and discover if stock index funds are appropriate ...
  47. Retailers: The Best and Worst Bets Right Now (JCP)

    Here's a look at two retailers that could be in big trouble and two retailers that could continue to prove doubters wrong. ...
  48. How to Avoid Common Middle-Class Money Traps

    Spending is inevitable, but by budgeting carefully, families can enjoy financial security while dodging unnecessary stress ...
  49. 5 Hot Momentum Stocks to Watch (BAC, TOL, FCX, F)

    These aren't your typical momentum stocks. They're big names that are moving higher for logical reasons.
  50. 4 ETFs for a Rising U.S. Dollar (UUP, IWM)

    If the Federal Reserve hikes rates, these four ETFs might see some upside.
  51. 3 Highly Liquid Vanguard Bond ETFs (BND, BSV)

    Discover three of the most liquid Vanguard bond exchange-traded funds, and learn why they may be a good addition to your ...
  52. Save Money on Summer Bills

    From lawn care to summer fairs, expenses can skyrocket if you're not paying attention.
  53. Real Estate: A Quick Guide to Kansas City

    Explore the Kansas City real estate market and how it has changed since 2011, and identify the city's top neighborhoods and ...
  54. Top 10 Cities to Invest in Rental Properties

    With home ownership out of reach, many Millennials are opting to rent single-family homes, which has created an opportunity ...
  55. How Does Your Stockbroker Rank?

    Evaluate your broker by more than current performance. Here's how to find their history, including any formal complaints ...
  56. How Healthy Are Costco's Financials Versus Its Peers? (COST)

    Find out why Costco's financials may be healthier than those of its peers, especially regarding inventory turnover, debt ...
  57. Netflix Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (NFLX)

    Find out if Netflix's recent significant debt increases are warranted in its capital structure as one of the leading Internet ...
  58. The Top 4 eBay Shareholders (EBAY)

    Learn about the activities, achievements and backgrounds of the four individuals who hold the largest positions in the stock ...
  59. 3 Expensive Penny Stock Mutual Funds Worth Your While (CSF, FYX)

    Learn about three ETFs with high expense ratios that invest in penny stocks. Learn the characteristics of these funds that ...
  60. How Long Will You Live? This Tool Will Tell You

    Longevity-calculating tools help advisors guide clients through their financial livelihood during their retirement years. ...
  61. How the New Fiduciary Rule Will Hit Broker-Dealers

    While the new rules are likely to impact all financial advisors, it is expected that those in the brokerage world will be ...
  62. Smart Beta: How Does Quality Factor In?

    One of the factors used in smart beta strategies is quality. Here's a look at this popular factor and the ETFs that use it. ...
  63. Retirement Planning: Why Real Rates of Return Matter Most

    Here's how to plot your real rate of return, understand your "personal inflation rate" and safeguard your retirement funds ...
  64. Insights Into Robert Schiller's Recession Studies

    Find out what Professor Robert Shiller of Yale University has to say about recessions, what causes them and why human psychology ...
  65. The Top 4 General Electric Shareholders (GE)

    Pay attention to whether the amount of stock awarded to General Electric’s largest shareholders provides a hint about the ...
  66. NVR Mortgage Reviews: What You Need to Know (NVR)

    Explore NVR Mortgage, and learn why a combination lender-builder mortgage company might be a good choice for financing a ...
  67. India's Economy Is Bright: 3 Mutual Funds to Take Advantage of (MINDX, WAINX)

    Learn about three India equity sector funds positioned to take advantage of phenomenal growth forecast for the emerging market ...
  68. VHT: Vanguard Health Care ETF Performance Analysis

    Discover how the Vanguard Health Care ETF performed through bear and bull markets, and learn which holding is trouncing the ...
  69. 3 Mutual Funds to Invest in an Aging Population Era (FPHAX, FSMEX)

    Learn about the aging population and their needs and wants. Discover three mutual funds that can be used to gain exposure ...
  70. Global Communications: Exploring Revenue Trends and Fundamentals

    Explore geographical communications sector revenue data to determine which countries have the highest exposure and what factors ...
  71. The Top 4 Tesla Shareholders (TSLA)

    Discover the four largest single shareholders of Tesla Motors, and learn about their backgrounds and how much their shares ...
  72. Top 8 States for Starting a Business in Retirement

    Starting a business in retirement can be rewarding and where you decide to do it can have a significant impact on your long-term ...
  73. 6 Major Credit Card Mistakes

    Avoid these pitfalls to keep your credit score healthy and your debt under control.
  74. Why Deferred-Interest Promotions Are a Trap

    Deferred-interest credit cards can offer consumers a way to pay for a pricey item over time with no interest. But too often, ...
  75. Average Closing Costs in Washington (WA): A Homebuyer's Guide

    Learn about closing costs relating to the purchase of property in Washington, as well as how Washington's closing costs compare ...
  76. XOP: Is the Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF Still a Buy?

    Read an analysis of the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas E&P ETF. Learn why XOP may not be a buy now, but may be a buy in the near future ...
  77. Make A Risk-Based Mortgage Decision

    Find out how to choose which mortgage style is right for you.
  78. 10 Best States for Affordable Senior Care

    Finding an inexpensive place to live in retirement can be difficult, but several states prove to be particularly friendly ...
  79. 4 Ways to Evaluate ETFs Before Buying

    Learn four areas in which to evaluate an ETF investment to be sure that the investor has a clear understanding of the security ...
  80. The Reverse Mortgage: A Retirement Tool

    Discover another way to fund your retirement without having to make payments on a loan.
  81. How Inflation Eats Away at Your Retirement

    When calculating how much money you need to comfortably retire, it's important to factor in how much inflation can chip away ...
  82. Can Your Retirement Portfolio Rely on High Rates of Return?

    Some experts speculate that stock market returns may be headed downward and investors should strategize accordingly. But ...
  83. USAA Mortgage Reviews: What You Need to Know

    Learn about USAA's history in the financial services sector, as well as the mortgage products it offers and what customers ...
  84. 4 Steps to Attaining a Mortgage

    It starts with knowing your choices as well as your price range. We show you how to get there.
  85. Microeconomics vs. Macroeconomics: Which Is More Useful for Investment?

    Find out why investors are better off ignoring macroeconomic forecasts, and should instead focus on the lessons that microeconomics ...
  86. Cash Call Mortgage Reviews: What You Need to Know

    Discover what you need to know about Orange County-based CashCall Mortgage and its popular zero closing cost loans and low-rate ...
  87. Why Low Oil Prices Don't Always Mean Low Gas Prices

    Find out why gasoline prices do not always decline with oil prices. Learn about the impact of the refining process, taxes ...
  88. How Interest Rates Work On A Mortgage

    A step-by-step explanation of the interest calculations, mortgage types, and how the loan is eventually "retired" – which ...
  89. Creating a Tax-Deductible Canadian Mortgage

    Find out how to get a tax benefit from your mortgage like your neighbours to the south.
  90. Global Energy: Exploring Revenue Trends & Fundamentals

    Examine global energy sector revenue data by country and region, and identify geographical trends and analyze forecasts related ...
  91. Score a Cheap Mortgage

    Hidden costs can create what looks like a good deal. Find out how to find the best mortgage possible.
  92. Mortgage Points: What's the Point?

    Learn how to pay less for your home in the long run, or save in the short run.
  93. When (And When Not) to Refinance Your Mortgage

    There are both good and bad reasons to refinance. Learn more about both here.
  94. A Dollar That Stays Within the Lines

    Find out how a range-bound U.S. dollar could contribute to a renewed focus on company and sector fundamentals.
  95. The Top 4 Bank of America Shareholders (BAC)

    Discover the largest individual and institutional holders of Bank of America stock. Learn about the backgrounds of top Bank ...
  96. Dreyfus's Highest Performing Mutual Funds Since Inception (DOSIX)

    Learn more about one of Dreyfus' best performing funds, the Dreyfus Opportunistic U.S. Stock I Fund and how it has performed ...
  97. Energy, Economics, Environment and Exuberance

    Learn why recent news from the coal and solar industries suggest that knowledge is power.
  98. 5 Dividend Growth Stocks Posed For Higher Dividends (V, NKE)

    Learn about five companies that have a strong history of consistently growing their dividend payments and have the potential ...
  99. Cash Report: Information Technology Still Hoarding Greenbacks (AAPL, MSFT)

    Read several theories about why the technology sector is stockpiling unprecedented amounts of cash reserves, rather than ...
  100. Biotech ETFs: Why Valeant May Cause Contagion Risk (VRX)

    Learn about Valeant Pharmaceutical's scandal that caused its stock to plunge over 90%, and why biotech ETF investors should ...
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