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  1. The Pros and Cons of 401(k) Loans

    A look at the pros and cons of 401(k) loans.
  2. Why Are Consumers In Hesitation?

    Diverging monetary policy globally and a stronger dollar continued to be key drivers of the recent underperformance and last ...
  3. The Key to McDonald's? 70 Million Customers a Day

    Even when it has an underperforming year, McDonald’s is still one of the most profitable companies around.
  4. Are Longevity Annuities in 401(k)s a Good Idea?

    An in depth look at the arrival of longevity annuities in 401(k)s and IRAs.
  5. Is Now the Right Time to Buy a House?

    Thinking of buying a home? Consider these factors first.
  6. Should Investors Nix Actively Managed Funds?

    Index fund returns are on a tear but does this mean investors should nix actively managed funds?
  7. Top ETFs Tracking the U.S. Economy

    Bullish about the U.S. Economy? Consider these ETFs.
  8. CFP Board’s Career Portal to Bridge Talent Gap

    The CFP Board's new online career portal aims to bridge the gap between financial advisors and employers.
  9. Industries That Will Disappear Soon

    As new technologies are introduced, new industries and jobs are created. However, which older industries and their profits ...
  10. How to Train Your New Financial Advisor

    Once you've hired a new adviser, an equally important process begins: training them.
  11. What Do You Need To Know About Inflation?

    When it comes to inflation, there is no shortage of opinions: one side argues the Fed should raise rates, and the opposition ...
  12. ETF Bubble Or No Bubble?

    ETFs might be the recommendation of choice for the unimaginative financial advisor, but that doesn’t mean that the industry ...
  13. Switzerland's Declining Tax Haven Appeal

    Switzerland's tax haven allure is being threatened by efforts by the US and other governments to make Swiss banks give up ...
  14. Asian LNG Prices: Not Likely To Rise Anytime Soon

    Asian LNG prices could stay low for an extended period of time, due to low oil prices, less demand and new LNG-producing ...
  15. Manhattan Luxury Condos As Investments

    New York City real estate is a trending investment for foreign investors.
  16. Best (And Worst) Ways To Change Money In Europe

    Which are the cheapest– and most costly – ways to exchange money when you're in Europe? See if you made the right choices ...
  17. Series 63 Exam State Securities Administrator

    Learn what you need to know about the state securities administrator to pass the Series 63 exam.
  18. How To Calculate Margin On The Series 3 Exam

    Learn what you need to know about margin to pass your Series 3 exam.
  19. Advisory Fees On The Series 66 Exam

    Learn what you need to know about investment advisory fees and contracts to pass the Series 66 exam.
  20. 7 Ways To Increase Your Home's Appraisal Value

    When it's time to sell your home – or refinance it – it will need to be appraised. Here's how to make sure the valuation ...
  21. What’s Missing For A Turnaround In Brazil?

    Today, many investors have written off Brazil following several years of poor performance, decelerating growth and chronically ...
  22. What You Must Know To Pass The Series 6 Exam

    Learn what you need to know about the creation and components of a mutual funds to pass the Series 6 exam.
  23. How To Move From Nest Egg To Income?

    Income vs. a nest egg is closely tied to what most of us are ultimately interested in for retirement – maintaining our standard ...
  24. Is The Series 24 Exam Hard?

    What makes the series 24 so challenging? The exam focuses very heavily on the supervision of trading and market making and ...
  25. How To Measure Returns On The Series 65 Exam

    An investor who is evaluating the performance of a portfolio manager must take into consideration the impact that any contributions ...
  26. Is An MIT Education Worth the Tuition?

    An education from MIT may look pricey on the surface, but the earning potential of graduates means it's usually a very solid ...
  27. Best Places To Go On A Strong Dollar In 2015

    The U.S. dollar is stronger than ever, which means that traveling abroad to certain countries will be easier on the wallet. ...
  28. Currency Crises In These Countries Will Shape 2015

    Ongoing financial and geopolitical issues have led several countries to the verge of a currency crisis in 2015.
  29. Why These Could Be 2015's 10-Best Media Stocks

    A list of top-tier and speculative media stocks for 2015.
  30. Made A Mistake On Your Tax Return? Don't Panic

    You can always file an amended return. But the sooner you do it, the better.
  31. JPMorgan vs. Goldman Sachs: A Tale of Two Stocks

    The performance of JPMorgan and Goldman has been impressive, but one has a slight edge.
  32. Is the TLT ETF a Good Bet for the Long Run?

    Is the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) a good bet for the long run?
  33. African Equities vs. Bonds: Risks and Rewards

    A look at the risks and rewards of exposure to African equities vs. bonds.
  34. Top Financial Planning Colleges: A Primer

    An overview of the top colleges for financial planners and advisors.
  35. Barclaycard Arrival Plus World Elite MasterCard

    Should you pay the annual fee (waived the first year) for this rewards travel card? See how it compares.
  36. Is Quantitative Easing Destroying The Euro?

    Quantitative easing being undertaken by the ECB to stabilize the Eurozone economies is sure to have some impact in decreasing ...
  37. 4 Hottest IPOs in 2015

    Where is smart money headed this year? These are the most anticipated IPOs of 2015.
  38. How The Islamic State (IS) Got Its Start

    Despite its relatively new emergence in radical Islamist terrorism, the Islamic State, or ISIS, has been around for nearly ...
  39. Grad School After College: Go Right Away Or Wait?

    Going sooner keeps the education momentum going, but there are times when it pays to wait. Here's how to decide.
  40. With Schwab's New Robo-Advisor, What's Next?

    What does the entrance of Schwab Intelligent Portfolios into the robo-advisor space mean to online financial advice?
  41. Is GDX the Best Way to Play Gold?

    An analysis of the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF.
  42. Why Gold's Price is More than 'Supply and Demand'

    The price of gold is moved by a combination of factors. But the way they work together is sometimes counterintuitive.
  43. Top Financial Education Sources for Engineers

    A breakdown of the top financial education sources for engineers.
  44. Eyeing REITs? Consider these Risks

    REITs are a great way to invest in real estate without all the drama and headaches. That said, there are risks.
  45. What is Zero Interest-Rate Policy (ZIRP)?

    In the years following the financial crisis, several central banks have turned to zero interest-rate policy to aid economic ...
  46. What Pet Insurance Actually Covers

    If you buy insurance for your pet, what will it cover – and what will you still have to pay for?
  47. Airbnb or Hotel: Which Is Better for Vegas Visitors?

    Airbnb will likely cost you a lot less than a hotel. Here's a look at the pluses and minuses – and some specific hotel vs. ...
  48. Business Taxes: Not Paying More Than You Have To

    If you're a small business owner, note these potential tax deductibles so that you don't pay taxes that could have been extra ...
  49. Is $200,000 Enough To Retire In The Philippines?

    How long would $200,000 in savings last if you retired in the Philippines? Longer than in most countries, especially if you ...
  50. Ready For The Entrepreneurial Leap?

    There are key traits and motivations that characterize an entrepreneur; these aren't necessarily genetic, but can be acquired ...
  51. Is Pet Insurance Worth The Price?

    Should you insure your pet? Here's how pet insurance works and how to decide if it's worth buying this coverage.
  52. What is Meerkat and How Does It Work?

    Meerkat is a mobile app that connects to users' Twitter networks to broadcast a live stream.
  53. The Basics Of Trading Chip Stocks

    Semiconductor companies offer an endless variety of trading and investment opportunities.
  54. How Citigroup Ensured That It's Too Big to Fail

    As a business, Citi has everything going for it. Scale, operational breadth...and the ear of key policymakers.
  55. Tips for Securing Your Client's Data

    Completely protecting your clients from every kind of cyberattack is impossible, but here are some tips to greatly reduce ...
  56. Helping Clients Choose Long-Term Care Insurance

    The need for long-term care has become an inescapable (and pricey) issue for retirees. Here's what financial advisors can ...
  57. Bulk Shipping Companies Struggle As Markets Soften

    The "soft" dry bulk shipping market that confronts shipping companies is a result of lower demand from China, and an excessive ...
  58. The Cheapest Times To Fly To New York City

    Summer is the costliest season to travel to the Big Apple from abroad. You'll save money in the colder months, as long as ...
  59. The Pointless, Persistent US Sanctions Against North Korea

    The U.S and its allies have been imposing sanctions against North Korea for decades. The latest sanctions over hacking of ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. Big Data Analysis: Modernizing Educational Methods

    Once a tool used to understand consumers, big data analysis is becoming a critical component in the creation of a modern, ...
  62. When Is It Cheaper To Fly To Europe?

    When can you fly to Europe for the lowest fares? Hint: You'll need gloves and a scarf.
  63. Why Low Oil Prices Benefit Saudi Arabia?

    Saudi Arabia's large currency reserves and dominant position in the oil market allows it to manipulate the current scenario ...
  64. Top Brokers Offering Tools For Covered Calls

    Here are the brokers that offer the best tools for investors and traders to write covered calls and covered puts.
  65. Is The Swiss Franc A Safe Haven?

    We examine when and why there are runs on Swiss francs.
  66. How To Valuate The Market Price Of A Commodity

    We explain how to analyze the market price of commodities including, gold, cocoa, and wheat.
  67. Why Is The Nasdaq 5,000 Different This Time?

    The Nasdaq this week has slipped below the 5,000 high-water mark it reached last week. The last time it hit above 5,000 was ...
  68. Effects of OIS Discounting for Derivative Traders

    The use of OIS discounting has important implications for derivative valuations and could positively or negatively impact ...
  69. How To Arrange An Installment Agreement For Taxes

    Not enough cash on hand for your April 15th tax bill? No need to panic. Here's what to do.
  70. Why Trading Coffee Futures Is A Zero Sum Game

    Coffee futures trading is as close to a zero-sum game as you might find in investing. We look at the risks and rewards.
  71. When Will Bitcoin Soar?

    We look at what determines the value of Bitcoin, the digital currency, and when it might take off.
  72. Why Early Retirement Is A Bad Idea

    8 good reasons to put off your retirement date
  73. Helping Young Investors Avoid Financial Pitfalls

    Young investors are especially prone to financial mistakes. Here's what you can do to help them.
  74. Is PayPal's Credit Card Worth Getting?

    You can use PayPal with credit cards from many issuers. But now you can also use a PayPal card – and apply the rewards directly ...
  75. What Do Certified Financial Planners Earn?

    Individuals with the Certified Financial Planner designation enjoy an above-average salary range as well as promising current ...
  76. IRA Holders Face New Rules in 2015

    New rules for IRA holders mean less loopholes in 2015.
  77. Can You Bank on BofA in 2015 (and Beyond)?

    An in-depth look at BofA, one of the most widely-traded stocks on Wall Street.
  78. Is This Dividend Stock A Value Or Value Trap?

    We can say that Fifth Street Finance has had a rough year, but there's a huge difference between an undervalued stock and ...
  79. Is Intel's Newly Raised Dividend At Risk?

    Intel recently raised its dividend from $0.90 per share on an annualized basis to $0.96 after failing to raise the dividend ...
  80. Is This High-Yielding Dividend Stock A Buy?

    After it's fallen 38% in the past 12 months, even as the S&P 500 continued to rise, now is a good time to look at Las Vegas ...
  81. Frontier Communications: Have Shorts Given Up?

    Frontier Communications has defied expectations for losses and it has gotten through tough times. Let's take a look at whether ...
  82. SAT Vs. ACT: 6 Key Differences

    While there's some overlap in content, the ACT and SAT exams have significant differences that students should consider before ...
  83. Are These 2015's Most Promising Mutual Funds?

    For 2015, the mutual funds covered below are likely to offer more upside potential than the vast majority of mutual funds ...
  84. Why These Could Be 2015's 10 Best Mutual Funds

    These 10 mutual funds offer strong potential for 2015. Here's why.
  85. Why These Could Be 2015's 10-Best Pharma Stocks

    The pharmaceutical stocks covered here have significant potential going forward. Here's why.
  86. Why These ETFs are the Best Way to Trade Pfizer

    Looking to play Pfizer with diversification? Consider these ETFs.
  87. Top Tips for Family Wealth Transfers

    Essential tips for tackling family wealth transfers.
  88. Here's How To Tap International Markets

    Access to foreign markets has grown a lot in recent years, allowing US market players to trade these bourses in real-time. ...
  89. Just Graduated? How To Find The Best Career

    No single career is "best" for everyone. But here's how to identify where the good jobs are, and how to launch yourself onto ...
  90. Are You Missing Out On These Tax Exemptions?

    To lower your tax bill, make sure that you're taking all the exemptions that apply to you.
  91. Why These Are 2015's 10-Best Financial Stocks

    If you're going to invest in the financial stocks, these names need to be on your radar.
  92. State Street Slashes ETF Fees

    State Street has slashed fees on 41 of its ETFs in the wake of historic redemptions.
  93. Why These Currencies are the Safest in the World

    The safest currency in the world may surprise you.
  94. How to Keep Up With the Retirement's Evolution

    How people think of retirement is changing rapidly. Here's how financial advisors can address semi-retirement, growing longevity ...
  95. Will Macau's Plunge Crush Melco Crown For Good?

    Melco Crown Entertainment has gotten all of its revenue and earnings from Macau, the Asian gaming capital, which stocks have ...
  96. Mitigation Trade: Making Up For Environmental Harm

    Mitigation banking is a system by means of which the liability of ecological damage is transferred from the permittee to ...
  97. Want To Learn Financial Tips For Women?

    Although Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus was focused more on love than money, some of the analogy also works fairly ...
  98. Worried About The Fed Hike?

    With the Nasdaq crossing the threshold and the broader equity bull market entering its 7th year, many investors are anxious ...
  99. The Newest Danger For Cliffs Natural Resources

    Commodities prices have sent Cliffs Natural Resources, iron-ore producer, to crash downward last year to levels not seen ...
  100. Could Amgen's Next Drug Be Worth $100 Billion?

    Amgen hopes it will win an FDA green light for evolocumab, a next-generation cholesterol fighter, which could grab a big ...
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