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  1. VGHCX, VWNFX: Top Mutual Fund Holders of Medtronic (MDT)

    Learn about Medtronic plc's five largest mutual fund investors. Medtronic is one of the world's leading medical device and ...
  2. Small Cap Index Fund: NAESX (ETF) vs. SLYG (Mutual Fund)

    Learn about how factors such as management style, sector allocation, expenses and dividend yields differentiate between similar ...
  3. Break Down Modern Market Trends To Grasp Movement

    Convergence points to dynamic conditions that can elicit strong trends while divergence suggests conflict, more typical of ...
  4. RYPMX, MIDSX, OPGSX: 3 Gold-Heavy Mutual Funds to Avoid

    Learn about three gold-heavy mutual funds that you should avoid in 2016 due to their poor investment fundamentals and risky ...
  5. How Much Should You Spend on an Engagement Ring?

    The history and popular perception of engagement rings runs counter to the surprising correlation between ring cost and marriage ...
  6. CSIFX, CAAAX, CSXAX: Overview of Socially Responsible Funds

    Discover how socially responsible investing with Calvert Funds can be a highly profitable way to diversify your retirement ...
  7. 5 Things the Wealthy Can Teach Us About Money

    Building and managing wealth starts with habits we've noticed among many of our successful clients. Habits you can develop ...
  8. C: How Citigroup's Stock Price Rose 19.48% in 6 Months

    Drivers such as growing loan volume, reduced loan-loss provision, and increased trading profit contributed to Citigroup's ...
  9. Top 5 Animal Stocks of 2016 (ZTS, HSIC)

    Consumers have substantially increased spending on animals between 2010 and 2016. These five animal-related stocks are positioned ...
  10. Rules and Strategies For Profitable Short Selling

    Short sales work well in bull and bear markets but strict entry and risk management rules are required to overcome the threat ...
  11. Defensive Investing: Learn from a Hedge Fund Pro

    Looking for ideas on companies, sectors or investments to short? Consider the opinion of this hedge fund luminary.
  12. The Big Short Explained

    Oscar-nominated film the Big Short explains the complex financial instruments that helped fuel the financial crisis.
  13. Falling Giant: A Case Study Of AIG

    Find out why the U.S. government approved an enormous bailout package for American Investment Group (AIG).
  14. The 7 Key Areas of a Comprehensive Financial Plan

    These are the seven key areas that need to be addressed in a comprehensive financial plan.
  15. Equity Returns: Key Drivers Over the Past 30 Years

    Equities enjoyed robust gains between 1985 and 2014, but a 2016 McKinsey report warned that these returns could soon deteriorate ...
  16. Understanding Bank of America's Capital Structure (BAC)

    For banks, especially large banks such as Bank of America, capital structure has to both meet funding needs and satisfy the ...
  17. Cheap, Fun Destinations for Your Next Trip

    These travel spots can be surprisingly inexpensive to fly to – if you look for deals.
  18. The Most Expensive Mercedes You Can Buy in the United States (DDAIF)

    The Mercedes S-Class coupe, model AMG-S65 Cabriolet, with an MSRP of $234,050, is the most expensive Mercedes available in ...
  19. How to Rent a Yacht in Miami

    There are plenty of options for renting a yacht to explore the Florida waters and beyond.
  20. Jamba Juice Stock: 4 Things to Watch (JMBA)

    Investors hoping for a rebound in Jamba Inc. should pay attention to four key factors that could determine the direction ...
  21. Behind Delta's 46.4% Rise in 10 Years (DAL)

    Delta Air Lines stock has been highly correlated to its close peers, as crude oil price remains an important driver of financial ...
  22. Top 4 Companies Owned by Williams-Sonoma (WSM)

    Home furnishings and home goods retail giant Williams-Sonoma Inc. fully owns four uniquely branded companies, including Pottery ...
  23. ABX: How Barrick Gold's Stock Price Rose 85.6% in 6 Months

    Barrick Gold's stock price is exploding due to the steadily rising price of gold and a strategic plan to build a more sustainable ...
  24. Is the Firestone Credit Card for You?

    The Firestone credit card offers customers a way to finance car repairs and new tires.
  25. Where Do Pension Funds Typically Invest?

    Pension funds have moved beyond traditional investments in bonds and stocks. The new order includes private equity and alternative ...
  26. How to Publish Articles on Investopedia Advisor Insights

    A complete how-to guide to publishing an article on Investopedia's Advisor Insights platform.
  27. Why Roth IRAs Are a Great Idea for All Generations

    A Roth IRA should be in your planning and retirement strategy whether you’re a Millennial, Generation X or Baby Boomer.
  28. What's Behind Walmart's 10 Year Stock Performance (WMT)

    The key factors behind the stock performance of Walmart Stores Inc. between 2006 and 2016.
  29. Best Places to Go on a Strong Dollar in 2016

    Take advantage of the strong U.S. dollar by traveling to these destinations for great value, and discover new cultures and ...
  30. How the Fiduciary Rule Will Impact 401(k) Advisors

    Here's the impact that the new fiduciary rules will have on financial advisors serving as advisors to 401(k) and other defined ...
  31. A Guide on the Risk-Adjusted Discount Rate

    When a project or investment faces higher amounts of risk or uncertainty, it may be appropriate to utilize the risk-adjusted ...
  32. How Capital Gains Tax Works on Pension Funds

    Here's why capital gains tax does not affect the assets in pension funds.
  33. Novavax Stock: 4 Things to Watch (NVAX)

    Four key events in the second half of 2016 may impact the shares of Novavax and determine whether the company becomes a commercially ...
  34. The Difference Between Investing and Speculating

    The difference between investing and speculating may surprise you.
  35. The Short Squeeze Method

    The short squeezed strategy can be risky - but also very rewarding - for those who master it.
  36. What Is Strategic Asset Allocation?

    A strategic asset allocation takes a long-term approach to help an investor achieve their financial goals. Here's how it ...
  37. What Is a Silver Certificate Dollar Bill Worth Today?

    Although a silver-certificate dollar bill no longer can be exchanged for silver, the date, grade and unique features make ...
  38. 1 Reason Why the REIT ETN MORL Dividend Is 20%+

    The REIT ETN MORL offers a dividend yield above 20% and is able to offer an attractive yield due to its leveraged exposure ...
  39. Top 5 Textile Stocks of 2016 (HBI, AIN)

    The textile industry has recovered significantly since the Great Recession. These five top textile stocks are well positioned ...
  40. 6 Places to Get the Best Back-to-School Deals on Supplies (WMT, AMZN)

    Check out these places for the best deals on school supplies in local retail and online.
  41. 10 Countries that Produce the Most Silver

    Silver is used in a variety of applications, from jewelry and mirrors to electronics and circuits.
  42. 7 Flexible Ways to Make Side Money

    Learn about seven proven side jobs for extra money that can you can do easily alongside your regular job, as well as the ...
  43. Think Twice Before Buying Tax-Free Municipal Bonds

    Municipal bonds are relatively safe, tax-exempt securities--but they are not without drawbacks. Due diligence is required. ...
  44. EA: How Electronic Arts' Stock Price Rose 10% in 6 Months

    After a dip at the start of the year, Electronic Arts' stock price has climbed to a new record high in the first six months ...
  45. Who Is Driving Google's Management Team? (GOOG)

    Google’s management team has changed since Alphabet Inc. was created. The executive committee maintains control, but Google's ...
  46. The Portfolio Planning Process, Step by Step

    Portfolio planning has never been more important or more daunting for investors. Find out the steps involved in the portfolio ...
  47. Why Gold Is Not a Hedge Against the Dollar

    Gold's returns can vary greatly based around what currency the investor is using for purchases.
  48. Panera Stock: 5 Things to Watch (PNRA)

    Investors should monitor statistics measuring growth, profitability and refranchising initiative.
  49. HON: How Honeywell's Stock Price Rose 10.4% in 6 Months

    A failed merger attempt did not hold back the growth of Honeywell's stock price. New acquisitions are setting the stage for ...
  50. Top 5 Logging Stocks of 2016 (DEL, WY)

    These companies have strong growth prospects and the potential for gains in their shares.
  51. The Social Security Blackout Period

    Surviving spouses may experience a blackout period - during which they cannot collect social security benefits - between ...
  52. Why Early Retirees Should Reconsider the 4% Rule

    Although retirement rules of thumb can be helpful with long-term goals, retirees need flexibility and risk awareness. Sometimes ...
  53. Why Money Market Funds Are Wooing Investors

    The rates on money market funds are higher than they've been in years. However, new regulations could bring some additional ...
  54. Schwab Launches Low-Fee Target-Date Funds

    Schwab has launched a series of target-date funds that have lower fees than its rivals.
  55. Top 4 Financial Pitfalls to Avoid in Retirement

    No matter how idyllic your retirement plans are, it's important to have contingency funds for these three unexpected—and ...
  56. What's the Best Place to Put Your Cash Right Now?

    What is the safest investment for your cash: Treasuries, CDs, money markets or mattresses? Here's a look at each.
  57. LEVIX, LISIX, GLIFX: Top 3 Lazard Funds for Retirement

    Learn about Lazard Asset Management, its long history of strong performance and the top three Lazard funds to consider for ...
  58. ELAAX, MALTX, PRLAX: 3 South American Equity Mutual Funds

    Discover the three Latin American equity mutual funds that offer investors the highest dividend yields in this category of ...
  59. Improve Your Chances of Being Approved for a Mortgage

    Homebuyers should think like lenders and fix their credit profiles before applying for a home loan.
  60. The Short and Distort: Stock Manipulation in a Bear Market

    High-quality stock reports needn't be confused with stock manipulators' dramatic claims.
  61. How to Deal With Negative Equity on a Car Loan

    The dangers of having a negative equity car loan are real. Here's how to get out from under it.
  62. Behind Groupon's 78% Fall in 10 Years

    While Groupon's shares have declined 78% since its IPO, the market grew 74%. a weak growth outlook still looms.
  63. The Uptick Rule: Does It Keep Bear Markets Ticking?

    This rule prevents traders from driving stocks down, but its effect on market volatility is debatable.
  64. Why You Should Never Short a Stock

    Short selling a stock means you are betting on the stock decreasing in price. Before taking on this investment, you should ...
  65. Short Selling Risk Can Be Similar To Buying Long

    If more people understood short selling, it would invoke less fear, which could lead to a more balanced market.
  66. Why Short Sales Are Not For Sissies

    Short selling has a number of risks that make it highly unsuitable for the novice investor.
  67. Short Selling: Making The Ban

    Short selling has been around as long as the stock market, and it hasn't always been looked on favorably.
  68. Questioning The Virtue Of A Short Sale

    This controversial strategy is blamed for making and breaking markets. Read on to learn more.
  69. How to Give Clients the Right Portfolio Perspective

    Clients' ability to access immediate information about the market is a blessing and a curse for financial advisors.
  70. Chart of the Week: Maneuvering Through the Crowds

    Risk-on sentiment has dominated markets in a post-Brexit world characterized by expectations for lower-for-longer interest ...
  71. Difference Between Short Selling And Put Options

    Short selling and put options are used to speculate on a potential decline in a security or index or hedge downside risk ...
  72. Bear Put Spreads: A Roaring Alternative To Short Selling

    This strategy allows you to stop chasing losses when you're feeling bearish.
  73. Why Your Investment Growth Calculator May Be Wrong

    Many simple investment growth calculators fall short, so here's one you should use instead.
  74. Top 10 Biotech Stocks for 2016 (ALXN, ALNY)

    The biotechnology sector has many growth opportunities for the remainder of 2016. Here are the top ten biotech stocks, with ...
  75. SDRL: How Seadrill's Stock Price Fell 10 % in 6 Months

    Seadrill's stock price hit an all-time low in early 2016, but recovered sharply along with oil prices, and remains a potential ...
  76. Example of Applying Modern Portfolio Theory (MPS)

    Modern Portfolio Theory: brush up on key mathematical framework used in investment portfolio construction.
  77. Short Sales For Market Downturns

    This strategy can help in market downturns, but it's not for inexperienced traders.
  78. When To Short A Stock

    Learn how to make money off failing shares.
  79. Save $1 Million for Retirement on a Minimum-Wage Salary

    A $1 million retirement is a nice round number to shoot for, and with the right planning it’s potentially doable, even on ...
  80. 4 Reasons Why You Should Consider Costco's Diamond Rings

    Costco's low prices on diamond rings is one thing, but finding the ring that you want is another story.
  81. CHK: How Chesapeake's Stock Price Rose 93% in 6 Months

    Chesapeake Energy avoided bankruptcy, and its stock price gained 90% in six months due to increased shareholder confidence ...
  82. Most Profitable Gold Mining Companies of 2016 (HMY, GSS)

    The most profitable gold mining companies, small or large, are all benefiting from the rise in gold prices and hitting new ...
  83. How Negative Interest Rates Can Affect Bond Prices

    Interest rates have gone negative in Europe, and bond yields are following suit. Here's why investors still buy them.
  84. Top 7 Companies Owned by General Mills (GIS)

    These 7 businesses owned by General Mills play an important role.
  85. The 6 Worst Menu Items McDonald's Has Ever Served (MCD)

    From the Hula Burger to McPizza, these 6 menu items were a total flop.
  86. Who Are the Top 5 Bitcoin Millionaires?

    Bitcoin millionaires are extradorinary people, ranging from entrepreneurs to felons.
  87. Buying Seadrill Stock? Risks & Opportunities to Consider (SDRL)

    Seadrill Ltd. offers investors a wealth of potential capital gains, but also poses major investor risks in 2016.
  88. Why Retirement Plan Sponsors Could Face Litigation

    A Supreme Court decision makes it easier for retirement plan participants to sue their employers. Apathy is not a strategy ...
  89. Here's How to Get a Car With No Down Payment

    Here are some ways that you can buy a car with no down payment while also avoiding higher interest rates.
  90. Top 9 Companies Owned by Honeywell (HON)

    Honeywell’s status as a Fortune 100 company is in large part due to the numerous subsidiaries that it has acquired and the ...
  91. To Roll a 401(k) Over or Not: Guiding Clients

    A critical decision for clients who change jobs a few times in their career is what to do with their defined contribution ...
  92. Top 5 Companies Owned by Bain Capital (IHRT)

    Over the course of its history, Bain Capital has made a significant number of investments and divestments in many different ...
  93. A Rollover Mulligan for Your 401(k) Distribution

    The IRS announced that it has established a sort of Mulligan designed to help recipients of retirement plan distributions.
  94. 3 Countries With Negative Bond Yields and Interest Rates

    Negative interest rates and bond yields are a relatively new phenomenon, as lenders are charged for capital on deposit while ...
  95. Behind Coke's 114% Rise in 10 Years (KO)

    KO returned 114% between July 2006 and July 2016, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index returned 75.3%
  96. Traps That Lead to Market Underperformance Part I

    There are many psychological traps that lead to defeat in investing. But I've noticed this one more than others over the ...
  97. How Estate Taxes Work, A Real Life Example

    The estate tax is frequently misunderstood. Learn more details about exactly how estate, or inheritance, taxes work in the ...
  98. The Fiduciary Rule and Its Impact on Mutual Funds

    The cost of mutual funds will come under scrutiny as part of the move towards transparency with the DoL's new fiduciary rules.
  99. Managing Client Expectations in a Volatile Environment

    Managing client expectations during periods of market volatility is challenging. Here are some ways to go about it.
  100. Why Advisors Should Offer HSA Advice

    As HSAs continue to gain steam, advisors need to incorporate them into their practices in order to round out their product ...
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