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  1. Lost Your Job? 6 Things to Do Immediately

    If you’ve lost your job, shoring up your finances as best you can will make it easier to get back on your feet again when ...
  2. This Is Why Every Chipotle Is Closed for One Day

    Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (CMG) has had a rough year when it comes to food safety. Management is hoping that closing all ...
  3. What is an Alt-A Mortgage?

    Called "liar loans" for their low documentation requirements, Alt-A mortgages were hot until the subprime crisis. Now Wall ...
  4. A FICO-free Loan? See SoFi's Super Bowl Ad

    Non-bank lender SoFi will air its first TV ad during Super Bowl 50. Here's how it's challenging big banks by providing an ...
  5. India: Why it Might Pay to Be Bullish Right Now

    Many investors are bullish on India for all the right reasons. Does it present an investing opportunity?
  6. What it Takes to Get a Green Card

    Grounds for getting a green card include having family members in the U.S., being a certain type of refugee or specialized ...
  7. The 3 Best Investments When Bull Markets Slow Down

    Find out why no bull market lasts forever, and why investors should shift their assets away from growth and toward dividends ...
  8. Retirees: 7 Lessons from 2008 for the Next Crisis

    When the last big market crisis hit, many retirees ran to the sidelines. Next time, there are better ways to manage your ...
  9. 3 Long-Term Investing Strategies With Strong Track Records

    Learn why discipline and a statistically valid investment strategy can help an investor limit losses and beat the market ...
  10. There's a Reason They're Called Junk Bonds

    The closing of Third Avenue Managemet's Focused Credit Fund is a warning to investors and advisors. Beware the junk.
  11. Top 3 PIMCO Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Explore analyses of the top three PIMCO funds for 2016 and learn how these funds can be used to create a diversified retirement ...
  12. The 3 Best Downside Protection Equity Mutual Funds

    Learn how it is possible to profit in a bear market by owning the correct selection of mutual funds that provide downside ...
  13. Forest Laboratories: An Activist Investment Analysis

    Find out how patience and perseverance paid off big-time for billionaire activist Carl Icahn during his four-year fight with ...
  14. The Evolution of Obamacare Since Its Inception

    Find out whether the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has lived up to its lofty projections ...
  15. The 4 Best Lord Abbett Mutual Funds

    Discover the four best mutual funds administered and managed by Lord, Abbett & Co., LLC that offer investors a wide variety ...
  16. Economist Guide: 3 Lessons Adam Smith Teaches Us

    Learn three critical lessons about economics from 18th century philosopher Adam Smith, considered by many to be the father ...
  17. Tribune Media: An Activist Investment Analysis (TRCO)

    Learn more about the breakup of Tribune Company, once a powerful newspaper and broadcasting giant, and the role of activist ...
  18. Retiring in Thailand: The Pros & Cons

    It's a lovely land, but before relocating, get the skinny on this Southeast Asian kingdom.
  19. PepsiCo: An Activist Investment Analysis (PEP)

    Read about the nearly two-year public feud between activist investor Nelson Peltz, head of Trian Fund Management, and iconic ...
  20. Oil Prices Are Down, Airfares Aren't. What's Up?

    Oil is down to $30 a barrel. But consumers are still hit with fuel surcharges on airline tickets.
  21. Hologic: An Activist Investment Analysis (HOLX)

    Read about a health care company that attracted activist investors Carl Icahn, Barry Rosenstein and Ralph Whitworth at the ...
  22. Air Products and Chemicals: An Activist Investment Analysis (APD)

    Learn about the productive, and uncommonly friendly, activist investment made by Bill Ackman into Air Products and Chemicals.
  23. Market Outlook: No Bottom Until 2017?

    These investing pros are bearish on the market in 2016. Will there be a bottom in early 2017?
  24. 3 Obscure Twitter Accounts Making Money Off of You (TWTR)

    Learn how Twitter accounts that share quotes or information, such as @HistoryInPics and @Notebook, make money from their ...
  25. Super Savings for Your Super Bowl Party? Bet on It

    Prices for wings, avocados and TVs are all coming down, which will make your Super Bowl 50 festivities less costly.
  26. Analyzing Yelp's Return on Equity (ROE) (YELP)

    Learn about Yelp's return on equity (ROE) and see how it compares to industry peers. See how net profit margin, asset turnover ...
  27. Analyzing Southwest's Return on Equity (ROE) (LUV)

    Find out how Southwest's net margin, asset turnover and financial leverage impact return on equity (ROE). How does its ROE ...
  28. What Does the Fire Monkey Mean for Your Portfolio?

    The Chinese new year this year corresponds to the monkey, a quick-witted, playful, tricky figure that means well but has ...
  29. The 3 Best Vanguard Funds for Value Investors in 2016

    Find out which of Vanguard's value funds are the best for building a solid core-satellite value investing strategy for your ...
  30. 5 Up and Coming Social Media Startups

    Although the days of Facebook's dominance aren't close to being over, here are some new creative platforms gaining traction ...
  31. Analyzing Baidu's Return on Equity (ROE) (BIDU)

    Find out how Baidu's return on equity (ROE) compares to industry peers and historical results. See how DuPont analysis treats ...
  32. Public Vs. Private Tech Valuations: What's Driving the Divide?

    The gross valuations over the past five years are more indicative of the market than the true value of the company itself. ...
  33. Bespoke Post Review: Is It Worth It?

    Find out if Bespoke Post, the fast-growing, e-commerce subscription service for men's lifestyle and grooming products, is ...
  34. The 4 Best American Funds for Growth Investors in 2016

    Discover four excellent growth funds from American Funds, one of the country's premier mutual fund families with a history ...
  35. How To Make Sure Your Healthcare Costs Do Not Ruin Your Retirement

    The best proactive plan of action for a stable retirement is to understand medical costs, plan ahead, invest properly, and ...
  36. Analyzing Altria's Return on Equity (ROE) (MO)

    Learn about Altria Group's return on equity (ROE) and analyze net profit margin, asset turnover and financial leverage to ...
  37. Is a U.S. Industrial Recession on the Horizon in 2016?

    Find out why the industrial economy may be teetering on an industrial recession and what could prevent it from going over ...
  38. Sanders' Healthcare Plan: Could it Work?

    Find out if presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' proposed single-payer health care plan could actually work in the United ...
  39. 5 Questions First Time Investors Should Ask in 2016

    Learn five of the most important questions you need to ask if you are a new investor planning on starting an investment program ...
  40. Is Retiring in France Safe Today?

    After a series of deadly terrorist incidents, some may be asking themselves this question.
  41. Moderna Therapeutics: An IPO Candidate in 2016?

    Find out the reasons why 2016 may be the year when highly valued biotech company Moderna Therapeutic files for an initial ...
  42. Clinton Vs. Sanders: Comparing Healthcare Proposals

    Find out the main differences in health care proposals presented by 2016 presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie ...
  43. The Top 4 Income Investments for Retirees in 2016

    These four investment types should mitigate risk in 2016 for retirees seeking income.
  44. Vanguard's Robo-Advisor vs. Flagship Select

    An in depth comparison of Vanguard’s robo-advisor and high-net-worth platforms.
  45. Advisors: $240B in Fees Up for Grabs by 2030

    Advisors have an opportunity to win generational assets over the next 15 years. Here are some tips on how to cater to different ...
  46. A Guide to DIY Portfolio Management

    These are some of the pillars needed to build a DIY portfolio.
  47. Zika: Study Says This Device Could Protect You

    New research just uncovered an inexpensive, commercially available device that might help fight off the mosquito that carries ...
  48. Is Brazil Currently in a Depression?

    Find out if Brazil, the world's seventh-largest economy, may have finally slipped into an economic depression, and learn ...
  49. Zika Virus: Latest Advice on Staying Safe

    Zika has hit the U.S. Here’s a quick review of what’s known about the virus, how it spreads, who’s at highest risk and how ...
  50. The 4 Best Fidelity Funds for Growth Investors in 2016

    Find out which of Fidelity's growth funds are the best funds for building a solid core satellite growth investing strategy ...
  51. The 5 Best US Small Cap Value Index Mutual Funds

    Find out which index mutual funds do the best at investing in small-cap value stocks for higher potential returns at the ...
  52. The 5 Best T. Rowe Price Funds for the Income Seeker in 2016 (TROW)

    Find out which T. Rowe Price mutual funds to use to create a diversified income portfolio for current income, income growth ...
  53. The 4 Best Vanguard Funds for Growth Investors in 2016

    Discover four mutual funds managed by the Vanguard Group that would be attractive for investors interested in investing in ...
  54. Building My Portfolio with BlackRock ETFs and Mutual Funds (ITOT, IXUS)

    Find out how to construct the ideal investment portfolio utilizing BlackRock's tools, resources and its popular low-cost ...
  55. Obama Floats $10 a Barrel Oil Tax

    President Obama intends to propose a $10 a barrel tax on oil; consumers might have to cough up 25 cents more per gallon.
  56. 4 Predictions for Oil in 2016

    Learn four predictions for oil markets in 2016 including where prices are heading and the key fundamental factors driving ...
  57. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Verizon Stock (VZ)

    Read about some of the biggest risks of investing in Verizon stock. While the company has a good dividend and value pricing, ...
  58. 3 Small Steps to Maximize Your Investing Goals

    Instead of starting the New Year with ambitious resolutions, why not taking smaller manageable steps that can have a real ...
  59. Taxes: H&R Block Vs. TurboTax Vs. Jackson Hewitt

    There are more and more tax services to help ease the pain of filing income taxes. Here's our take on three of the biggest.
  60. Gartman: Oil Swings to Flatten Out at $27-$47

    Trying to figure out if oil has bottomed? The opinions of the names listed below might give you some insight.
  61. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Costco Stock (COST)

    Read about some of the biggest risks of investing in Costco stock. Gain a better understanding of its business model before ...
  62. Building a Case for the Bulls: 3 Opinions

    These three big names are bullish on the economy. Are there good times ahead?
  63. 3 Reasons to Invest in Frontier Markets in 2016

    Learn why investing in frontier markets will be a great long-term investment as these markets grow in ways that will propel ...
  64. Don't Sign That Non-Compete Without Reading This

    Non-compete contracts aren't just for high-level execs these days. How to protect yourself if your employer – or prospective ...
  65. 3 Predictions for Amazon in 2016 (AMZN)

    Learn the top three predictions for Amazon in 2016 as the company comes off an exceptional year in terms of revenue and expands ...
  66. Why Does Amazon Let Its Competitors Use AWS? (AMZN,NFLX)

    Amazon allows dozens of its competitors use AWS. Is this a strategy to earn revenue or something more?
  67. The Top 5 Small Cap Gold Stocks for 2016 (KGC, SBGL)

    Learn about the factors that led to gold's underperformance, factors that may lead a gold rally and five micro-cap gold stocks ...
  68. Performance Review: Commodities in 2015

    Learn how commodities took a big hit in 2015 with a huge variance in performances. Discover how the major commodities performed ...
  69. The Top 5 Micro-Cap Gold Stocks for 2016 (PGLC)

    Discover five micro-cap gold miners that are well-positioned for a positive year in 2016, even if gold prices remain under ...
  70. 3 Aerospace and Defense Stocks Likely to Outperform in 2016

    A look at three aerospace and defense stocks that have outperformed the market over the last five years and are likely to ...
  71. Cybersecurity Startups Are an Emerging Trend

    As cybersecurity spending across both government and private sectors continues to increase amid rising concern of security ...
  72. The Pros and Cons of Distressed Debt Investing

    Distressed debt investing is suitable for professional investors. Besides heavy risk factors to consider, this investment ...
  73. 7 Creative Ways to Save for an Early Retirement

    Take note of these out of the box steps you can take towards securing yourself an earlier, more comfortable retirement.
  74. 4 Energy Stocks for Income Seekers in 2016 (COP, CVX)

    Discover four energy companies that could maintain or even increase their dividends in 2016, making them the best investments ...
  75. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Lockheed Martin Stock (LMT)

    Learn about defense contractor, Lockheed Martin, its leadership within its industry, and how the company can stay on top ...
  76. How Rising Interest Rates Affect Junk Bonds

    We examine the impact of rising interest rates on higher-yielding bonds.
  77. Stryker Corporation: A Strong Capital Position

    A discussion on business operations, financials, valuation and growth trends for Stryker Corporation.
  78. What's the Fed Going to do in 2016?

    Learn about the factors that contribute to increases in the federal funds rate by the Federal Reserve and key economic indicators ...
  79. Brazil's Latest Export To China: Soccer Players

    Why are Brazilian soccer players moving to China?
  80. Domo Inc: An IPO Candidate in 2016?

    Learn about key information on Utah-based technology startup Domo Inc. and how the Domo dashboard differentiates itself in ...
  81. How Do Edward Jones and Merrill Lynch Compare?

    Merrill Lynch and Edward Jones have both been around for decades, but they approach business very differently. Here's the ...
  82. Cash Value vs Term Life Insurance: Which is Best?

    The debate between cash value life insurance and term insurance plus an investment plan is an ongoing one. Here's a look ...
  83. Tips for Making Your Nest Egg Last Longer

    If you’re trying to figure out how to make your hard-earned nest egg last, there’s one piece of advice that stands above ...
  84. How Advisors Can Make the Most Out of Volatility

    Advisors can use market volatility as an opportunity to enhance their value to their clients and grow their practice. Here's ...
  85. What People Hate About Financial Advisors

    Advisors need to make a living too, but doing so by cutting corners at a client's expense isn't right. Here are the top complaints ...
  86. 5 Places Where Your Travel Dollar Goes Furthest

    The dollar is pretty strong right now, but where is it strongest? Canada? South Africa? Europe? Here are five places to travel ...
  87. The 3 Best American Funds for Value Investors in 2016

    Learn about value investing and how interest rate hikes benefit mutual funds, and the top three American Funds mutual funds ...
  88. Top 3 Thornburg Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Learn about the Thornburg family of mutual funds and the top three funds that you should consider for retirement diversification ...
  89. The Top 3 Oakmark Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Learn about what makes Oakmark Funds desirable for retirement investing. Read about the top three Oakmark funds to research ...
  90. Top 3 Artisan Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Learn about Artisan Partners, its history of outperformance compared to its competitors and which three funds to consider ...
  91. 6 Risks International Stocks Face in 2016

    Learn about risk factors that can influence your investment in foreign stocks and funds, and what regions are more at-risk ...
  92. The World's Top 10 Entertainment Companies (CMCSA, CBS)

    Take a look at the world's top 10 entertainment companies, spanning the movie, television, cable television, gaming and streaming ...
  93. 5 Predictions for the Chinese Stock Market in 2016

    Find out why market analysts are making these five ominous predictions about the Chinese stock market in 2016, and how it ...
  94. 5 Reasons Alibaba's Earnings Disappointed in 2015 (BABA)

    Look at the reasons why Alibaba's earnings disappointed in 2015, including weak economic growth, the soft renminbi and allegations ...
  95. Top 5 Companies Owned By Microsoft (MSFT)

    Find out about Microsoft's most newsworthy acquisitions. Microsoft acquired Skype in 2011 to expand its footprint in the ...
  96. Ipsy Review: Is It Worth It?

    Discover the history of ipsy, how much packages cost, options available for membership, major competition and what the future ...
  97. The 4 Best Fidelity Funds for Income Seekers in 2016

    Discover the four best fixed-income mutual funds administered and managed by Fidelity Investments suitable for income-seeking ...
  98. Analyzing UPS's Return on Equity (ROE) (UPS)

    Learn about UPS's return on equity (ROE), an important metric for investors. It is useful to compare the historical ROE and ...
  99. Retirement Faceoff: The Philippines or Thailand?

    The Philippines and Thailand each offer good quality of life, low cost of living, and many activities to keep you busy during ...
  100. SRI Funds and Your 401(k): What You Need to Know

    Socially responsible, green and impact investing options are now DoL-approved for 401(k) plans. Here's what investors should ...
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