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  1. Why Advisors Need to Offer ESG Strategies

    Advisors who ignore environmental, social and governance investing do so at their peril, particularly those who work with ...
  2. How Ivanka Trump’s Dress Bolstered Macy’s (M)

    Macy's got a shot in the arm last week when Ivanka Trump turned to twitter to promote the dress she wore at the RNC, providing ...
  3. Why Rising Household Debt Will Hurt the Economy

    Global gross debt has increased by $60 trillion since the real estate and financial market meltdown in 2008.
  4. Investment Risks You Should Take in Your 20s

    You can take more risks when investing in your 20s, but not until you do this first.
  5. Money Habits Of The Millennials

    Millennials are facing the bleakest financial future of any generation in decades, and are not likely to enjoy the same standard ...
  6. How Smart Home Systems Affect Home Values

    Smartphone-operated lighting and blinds, personalized locking systems, intelligent thermostats...do these amenities pay off ...
  7. The Cost of Buying a Taco Bell Franchise (YUM)

    A Taco Bell franchise is one of the most expensive to buy and operate in the fast food business.
  8. Best Airline for Business Class: Emirates vs. Etihad vs. Qatar

    These days, business class perks often rival those in first class. Here's a look at what lures business travelers to these ...
  9. How Students Can Start Investing for the Long Term

    College students who find themselves with extra money may want to consider investing but are unsure of where to start. This ...
  10. When Is Grad School Worth It?

    How to figure whether the payback you get from going to grad school – earnings, lifestyle, career opportunities – is worth ...
  11. China's High Debt: Bad for Competitive Advantage?

    China's economic growth has been decelerating over the past decade and credit continues to expand at a rapid pace, turning ...
  12. Millennial Investing Techniques Are Changing The Game

    Millennials are taking advantage of social media and a variety of high-tech tools to plow their wealth into investment vehicles ...
  13. Why Fee-Based Variable Annuities Are Coming Back

    The DOL rule may lead to sweeping changes in the retirement planning industry, and there will likely be more use of fee-based ...
  14. How to Pay Minimal Taxes on Retirement Assets

    Withdrawing and spending during retirement can be complicated. Here are some tips on how to manage the process in the most ...
  15. 5 Must Watch Films and Documentaries for Investment Bankers

    Discover several lesser-known films that provide more accurate glimpses into the world of investment banking than big-budget ...
  16. The Economics Behind a Trump Property

    Learn how Donald Trump actually makes most of his current revenue, not just from owned real estate but through branding using ...
  17. Nailing the Conflicts of Interest With 401(k)s

    Conflicts of interest in 401(k) plans can lead to serious losses for individual investors. This is how you can become an ...
  18. Behind Amazon's 1,772% Rise in 10 years (AMZN)

    The primary drivers behind Amazon's historical stock price growth.
  19. 5 Reasons the Rich Are Better Investors than the Average Joe

    Find out five investment secrets of rich investors that make them better at investing than the average Joe. It's nothing ...
  20. Crowdfunding: What Advisors and Clients Must Know

    Now even the most elementary investor can take a stake in a startup via a crowdfuding platform. Does that mean they should?
  21. Donald Trump for President: What Are the Chances?

    The success of Donald Trump's outsider candidacy has shaken the Republican party to its core.
  22. Why Advisors Love This Non-Traded REIT

    A new type of non-traded REIT is attracting advisors and investors. This is a breakdown of the unique way in which the REIT ...
  23. Why It Pays to Front Load Your 529 Plan

    If you can, take advantage of a little-known tax break and front load your 529 plan to maximize the effect of compounding. ...
  24. What Does Comcast Own ? (CMCSA, DWA)

    A quick look at businesses owned by of the media and technology company Comcast Corporation.
  25. DODFX: Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of Schlumberger (SLB)

    Learn about the five largest mutual fund investors in giant oil services firm Schlumberger Limited.
  26. PRHSX: Risk Statistics of Health Sciences Mutual Fund

    Examine the risk metric of the T. Rowe Price Health Sciences Fund. Analyze beta, capture ratios and standard deviation to ...
  27. ASYLX,AGSIX: Top AllianceBernstein Alternative Mutual Funds

    Discover how to add diversification to a portfolio with nontraditional strategies and investments through three top mutual ...
  28. FSHCX, OSMAX: Overview of 3 Low-Beta Mutual Funds

    Consider low-beta ETFs to help keep your portfolio stable. When markets fluctuate sharply, these funds are designed to experience ...
  29. Winners and Losers of Low Natural Gas Prices

    Chemical and fertilizer manufacturers benefit from a low price for natural gas, while utilities and natural gas producers ...
  30. 3 Eaton Vance Mutual Funds with Long Track Records (EV)

    Discover three Eaton Vance mutual funds with long track records. Review brief descriptions about each fund's management and ...
  31. VTIAX: Overview of Vanguard International Stock Fund

    Explore the top largest holdings of the Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund, VTIAX.
  32. ABAEX: Top 3 AllianceBernstein Multi-asset Mutual Funds

    Explore three AllianceBernstein multi-asset mutual funds that have relatively strong Morningstar ratings and have beaten ...
  33. FFFVX, FFFEX: Overview of Fidelity Target Date Funds

    Get an overview of Fidelity's Freedom Funds, with an explanation of the strategy and a brief summary of the Freedom 2005, ...
  34. 11 Things You Pay For That Libraries Have For Free

    If it's been a few years since you ventured into a library, you'll be amazed at what they offer - for free!
  35. CAIBX: Overview of American Funds Capital Income Builder

    Learn about the American Funds Capital Income Builder Fund, a world asset allocation fund from Capital Group that focuses ...
  36. The Complete Guide to Financing an Investment Property

    If you're considering adding an investment property to your portfolio, you need to know what your options are for financing ...
  37. Top 4 Mutual Fund Holders of Intel (INTC, VTSMX)

    Discover which mutual funds own the largest stakes in Intel, and learn about the investment style and strategy of each of ...
  38. 5 Cities That Give You the Best Chance to Get Rich

    If you want to build sustainable wealth, where you choose to hang your hat can have a significant impact on your success. ...
  39. Global Equity Funds: VHGEX (Mutual Fund) vs. ACWI (ETF)

    Explore the similarities and differences between the holdings, performance and structures of VHGEX and ACWI. Find out why ...
  40. 4 Global Economic Issues of an Aging Population

    Discover why dramatic increases in life expectancy is creating significant socioeconomic challenges for many advanced industrialized ...
  41. True Value Of An Olympic Medal

    Olympic medals may not be as valuable as one might think. They are made mostly out of silver, making them much less valuable ...
  42. Best Income Investments Other Than Dividend Stocks

    Besides dividend-paying stocks, there are a host of other income investments that can help diversify your portfolio and increase ...
  43. FCNTX: 3 Mutual Funds That Invest in The Private Companies

    Find out which mutual funds are investing in private companies before their initial public offering and how their investments ...
  44. 8 Financial Tips For Young Adults

    You don't need an MBA to learn how to save money and invest in your future.
  45. Studying Financial Sector: XLF (ETF) vs. VFAIX (Mutual Fund)

    Explore the similarities and differences between securities that are exposed to the financial sector, XLF and VFAIX.
  46. How Did World's Second-Richest Man Make His Money?

    Learn about Amancio Ortega's rags-to-riches story, where the man who founded Zara and owned much of Inditex became a billionaire ...
  47. More Than 15 Minutes of Fame for These Emerging Markets

    Investors mostly saw Brexit as a negative for markets, but many risk assets have rebounded from the selloffs immediately ...
  48. How to Beat Robo-Advisors With Online Marketing

    With these digital marketing tips, financial advisors can present themselves as an engaging alternative to their more impersonal ...
  49. 3 Reasons You Should Understand Investing

    Everyone should learn a few investing basics, even if you plan to hire an investment professional.
  50. One Place to Look for Income Now

    Find out why emerging market (EM) debt is enjoying robust returns this year.
  51. Fees You Can Expect from a Financial Advisor

    A look at the different types of financial advisors and how their fees work when it comes to providing financial planning ...
  52. Microsoft's Competitive Advantage: An Inside Look

    Microsoft thoroughly understands how to build competitive advantage to expand market share and dominate competitors. Here's ...
  53. DODGX: Top 3 Mutual Fund Holders of EMC Corp (EMC)

    Discover the top three largest mutual fund holders of EMC Corporation shares, and learn if their investment strategy can ...
  54. How Did Bridgewater's Ray Dalio Get Rich?

    Learn how Raymond Dalio, founder of hedge fund company Bridgewater Associates, became a billionaire and made the Forbes 4 ...
  55. DODGX: Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of HP (HPQ)

    Discover the top 5 mutual fund investors in HP Inc., the computer and printer spinoff from Hewlett-Packard. Read about each ...
  56. 6 Women Who Turned Failing Companies Into Winners

    We list a few notable women who turned around companies that were suffering.
  57. The Cost of Buying a McDonald's Franchise (MCD)

    Setting up a new McDonald’s franchise can cost the owner up to $2.2 million to get the restaurants up and running, but it ...
  58. IRS Rule on 401(k) After-Tax Dollars

    A relatively new IRS ruling has made it easier for taxpayers to benefit from making after-tax contributions to their 401(k) ...
  59. How Travel Stocks Have Performed Since Brexit

    Have travel stocks rallied or faltered since Brexit?
  60. 4 Way to Move Beyond Long-Term Unemployment

    The long-term unemployed should reach out for personal help, career advice and consider new job options to get back into ...
  61. Mobile Investing: What Investors Want

    Financial advisory firms that want to maintain their competitive edge need to stay abreast of the latest mobile technology ...
  62. 2 Companies That Want to Be the Next Apple (AAPL)

    Executives at Tesla Motors and Huawei Technologies say their companies have the potential to be as big as Apple
  63. Behind Google's 243% Rise in 10 years (GOOGL)

    Analyze Alphabet's stock price history to determine the primary drivers of appreciation. See how growth and outlook were ...
  64. Tesla: 6 Secrets You Didn't Know (TSLA)

    We bet you don't know who founded Tesla, how long CEO Elon Musk spent in grad school, how much he gets paid, or how fast ...
  65. Good Credit? Try This Credit Card Alternative

    Personal loans are a credit card alternative to try if you've got great credit and you want to lock in a lower interest rate ...
  66. Foreign Firms Face Increasing Barriers in China

    Foreign firms are facing increasing protectionism and uncertainty regarding intellectual rights protection when expanding ...
  67. Why Average Investors Can't Make Money (XOP)

    Average Investors are dramatically underperforming the market. Here's a look at how they can fix those mistakes and make ...
  68. Disney: 6 Secrets You Didn't Know (DIS)

    Six things you probably didn't know about The Walt Disney Company, including how it generates nearly half of its revenue.
  69. 5 Staycation Ideas for Couples on a Budget

    Investigate 5 staycation ideas for couples on a budget.
  70. 5 Reasons to Find Asset Managers Who Use ETFs

    Learn why investors should seek out asset managers who invest in ETFs and discover the superior advantages ETFs offer over ...
  71. Phillips 66 vs. ConocoPhillips: Who Won (COP, PSX)

    A look at why ConocoPhillips, once America's third-largest oil company, decided to spin off Phillips 66 in 2012.
  72. How Did Reed Hastings Get Rich? (NFLX)

    Discover how Reed Hastings, CEO and co-founder of Netflix, got so rich.
  73. Should I Use a Money Market Fund Like a Checking Account?

    Find out why is not a good idea to replace your checking account, or any retail banking account, with a money market fund ...
  74. How Installment Loans Work

    Everything you need to know before taking out an installment loan.
  75. Another Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Builds His Gold Position

    Paul Singer of Elliott Management becomes the latest hedge fund manager to seek a refuge in gold.
  76. What Record Oil Stock Sales Mean for Investors (SU, QEP)

    Energy producers are raising money from a record volume of secondary offerings to acquire land and increase production.
  77. Facebook: 7 Secrets You Didn't Know (FB)

    Why Mark Zuckerberg walks the office with a samurai sword, and other surprising facts about Facebook's leadership, operations, ...
  78. Amazon: 10 Secrets You Didn't Know (AMZN)

    10 little-known facts about e-commerce leader Amazon.com Inc., the world's largest online provider of retail goods headed ...
  79. The 3 Biggest iShare Bond ETFs (AGG, LQD)

    The characteristics, yields and duration of the three largest bond ETFs offered by BlackRock iShares.
  80. Here's Why Fixed-Income Returns Are So Low

    As the Federal Reserve remains reluctant to aggressively raise interest rates, investors continue to search for yield.
  81. How Do You Purchase Physical Gold Bars?

    Find out how to buy gold bars, including tips on evaluating purity, form, size and authenticity of the purchase.
  82. 5 Restaurant Stocks With High Debt Levels (YUM, QSR)

    Examine the restaurant industry to identify five companies with high debt levels. Assess capital structure with financial ...
  83. 3 Unintended Consequences From the New Fiduciary Rules

    Learn about three possible unintended consequences of the newly passed DOL fiduciary rule, including how they may impact ...
  84. 3 Reasons Cash Is a Smart Position in Your Portfolio

    Explore three reasons to hold cash positions in investment portfolios, including the advantages of liquidity in falling markets ...
  85. Top 5 Corporate Donors in Energy (XOM, CVX)

    The largest corporate donors from the energy sector in 2015 include companies that substantially increased their giving despite ...
  86. Who Spends the Most on Healthcare Now? The Wealthy

    The wealthy are now spending more on healthcare than the poor and middle class. But why?
  87. FUSEX: Fidelity Spartan 500 Index Fund Investor Portfolio Trends

    Evaluate the composition of the Fidelity Spartan 500 Index Fund Investor Shares, and study how the fund's makeup has evolved ...
  88. FBGRX: Fidelity Blue Chip Growth Fund Portfolio Trends in 2016

    Evaluate the composition of the Fidelity Blue Chip Growth Fund, and learn how its makeup has evolved between March 2015 and ...
  89. AEPGX: Overview of EuroPacific Growth Mutual Fund

    Read about the recent performance, management structure and investment philosophy behind the American Funds EuroPacific Growth ...
  90. Signs You're Ready to Retire

    Learn the five signs that indicate you are OK to retire. Discover what steps are crucial to determining an effective and ...
  91. FPURX: Fidelity Puritan Fund's Portfolio Trends

    Evaluate the composition of the Fidelity Puritan Fund, and consider how the fund's makeup has evolved between March 2015 ...
  92. VIMAX: Overview of Vanguard Mid Cap Index Fund

    Read an overview of the Vanguard Mid Cap Index Fund Admiral Shares mutual fund, and discover how its portfolio holdings have ...
  93. BCHYX, ADFIX: Top 3 American Century’s Bond Mutual Funds

    Explore three American Century bond mutual funds that have strong risk-adjusted returns, high third-party ratings and low ...
  94. Utilities Aren’t Just For Yield (Opinion)

    Investopedia columnist Michael Gayed explains a surprising correlation: When utilities are leading, stock market volatility ...
  95. OAKBX: Oakmark Equity & Income Fund's Top Holdings Analysis

    Learn about the top five holdings in the Oakmark Equity and Income fund. The fund has had the same portfolio manager since ...
  96. VICSX, LSDIX: 3 High-Yielding Corporate Bond Mutual Funds

    Learn what intermediate-term government bond funds are and who should buy them, and discover three high-yielding funds in ...
  97. FAVFX: The Top All Cap Value Mutual Funds

    Understand the benefits of investing in value stocks across all market cap categories, and learn the best all-cap value mutual ...
  98. 5 Tips for Cutting Divorce Costs

    A divorce can be difficult and expensive, but there are several ways for you to minimize some of costs associated with the ...
  99. FPACX: Top 3 Mutual Fund Holders of Alcoa (AA)

    Discover the top three largest mutual fund holders of Alcoa shares and learn if its investment strategy can help your portfolio.
  100. FAIRX: Overview of a Stock Pickers' Mutual Fund

    Find out about the once high-flying Fairholme Fund along with information about its investment performance and its portfolio ...
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