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  1. Top 10 Rewards Checking Accounts to Consider

    Learn about the 10 best rewards checking accounts and their requirements for earning high interest rates or enough airline ...
  2. Why Einhorn Tried Shorting Amazon and Netflix (NFLX, AMZN)

    Learn about Greenlight Capital's short positions in Amazon and Netflix, and about the ratios indicating that these stocks ...
  3. Buffett's Moat: Is Apple's Competitive Advantage Sustainable? (AAPL)

    Examine the width and sustainability of Apple's economic moat. Find out how brand loyalty, economies of scale and network ...
  4. 3 Things to Know Before Taking Sell Side Recommendations

    Learn about the equity research process to understand the incentives faced by published research analysts. How should investors ...
  5. 401(k) Fees Are Headed Even Lower (EIX, BA)

    Discover why 401(k) and other retirement plan fees are expected to continue dropping, and learn about some of the events ...
  6. Vanderbilt Mortgage Reviews: What You Need to Know

    Learn about the business of Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance Inc. Discover which mortgage products the company offers and ...
  7. How Safe are U.S. Oil Stocks in Your Portfolio? (XLE, FRAK)

    Explore the factors that can determine the relative safety of oil stocks, including diversified operations, dividends, indebtedness ...
  8. 3 Mutual Funds for Bull and Bear Markets (ALBAX, LAMAX)

    Learn about the top large-cap core funds from Alger, Lord Abbett and Nuveen, with a summary of the funds' investment strategies ...
  9. Morgan Stanley On the Trends in Asset Management (MS)

    Learn about trends in the asset management industry and future prospects for its growth, according to a May 2016 Morgan Stanley ...
  10. FXI: 4 Reasons to Still Avoid Chinese ETFs

    Learn about the economic factors that have created a slowdown in the Chinese economy and why investing in Chinese stocks ...
  11. Are All Smart Beta Strategies Really Smart? (PKW, SPYB)

    Explore the methodologies used by smart beta funds and the reasons their strategies for stock selection may not be all that ...
  12. 4 Cases When Low Home Prices Should Deter Buyers

    Identify several situations in which low home prices should deter buyers, including insufficient city services and supply ...
  13. Why Banks Are Tightening Credit Lines for Oil Drillers (WFC, BAC)

    Discover the reasons lenders cut back credit lines of dozens of oil drillers and why the growing number of bankruptcies has ...
  14. Top 2 Holdings of Columbia Threadneedle's Mutual Fund (MSFT, JNJ)

    Discover the two AAA-rated by S&P top holdings of the Columbia Dividend Income fund: Microsoft Corp. and Johnson & Johnson.
  15. Suzuki: Yet Another Japanese Company Caught in Scandal (SZKMY)

    Discover information about Suzuki's and Mitsubishi's scandals, and explore brief introductions of some funds that provide ...
  16. Is the Hong Kong Property Market in Free Fall?

    Learn why hedge fund manager Kyle Bass believes that Hong Kong property markets are headed for a crash.
  17. Avoid MLPs, Despite High Dividends

    Learn why investors should avoid MLPs even though there are high yields because of volatility in oil prices, high distribution ...
  18. Tired of Retirement? 7 Job-Interview Tips

    Retirees looking to re-enter the workforce will need to brush up on their interview skills. These tips will help you land ...
  19. 4 Cases When M&A Strategy Failed for the Acquirer (EBAY, BAC)

    Learn about four corporate mergers that were either unsuccessful or faced critical challenges. Discover which factors can ...
  20. 3 Cases When Beta Does Not Measure Volatility of Stocks

    Examine the theoretical and statistical relationship between beta and volatility to identify three factors that limit beta's ...
  21. Debt: Is the Credit Market Peaking? (OAK, JNK)

    Discover why credit markets might be peaking, why distressed debt is rising and how an investor might profit from a rash ...
  22. 4 Reasons Why Irrational Exuberance Lasts Awhile

    Discover four reasons why markets sometimes exhibit irrational exuberance and form asset bubbles and why those bubbles are ...
  23. 2 Types of REITs to Invest in and to Avoid (HCP, SKT)

    Learn why you should invest in health-care and retail REITs such as HCP Inc. and Tanger Outlet, as well as why you should ...
  24. You're Retired, but Your Adult Kids Still Want Cash

    Here's how to still help – while letting grown kids know that the Bank of Mom and Dad won't be open forever.
  25. Not Wailing, but Shrugging

    Learn about how bottom-up is back as the markets take big macro data in stride.
  26. The Hidden Cost of Hedge Funds

    Are hedge funds worth the hype and exclusivity they exude? Let us take a closer look at what is involved when investing with ...
  27. 6 Best Summer Home Improvement Projects

    Summer has arrived. So, here are some helpful home upgrades that will help you beat the summer heat.
  28. SPDR: Top 5 High Dividend-Yield Sector ETFs (XLRE, XLU)

    Learn about the risk factors present in several high dividend-yielding sector ETFs, and discover which sector investors may ...
  29. Is the Payment Processing Industry Evolving? (PYPL, TGT)

    Learn about the many changes in commerce and payment systems that are happening in the rapidly evolving payment processing ...
  30. The 10 Most Expensive ZIP Codes in Houston

    You can get a lot more house for your money in Houston – the largest city in Texas and the fourth largest in the U.S. – than ...
  31. Top 3 AQR Alternative Investment Mutual Funds (AQMNX, ASANX)

    Discover AQR funds, and learn about three of its top alternative investment strategy mutual funds based on assets under management ...
  32. How Low Interest Rates Are Hurting Private Tech Companies (GS)

    Discover how the Federal Reserve's low interest rate policy is harming the private technology market, possibly creating another ...
  33. Are Mega-Cap ETFs a Safe Bet? (DIA,FEZ,OEF)

    Can mega-cap ETFs keep you safe during turbulent markets?
  34. The Top 5 Growth ETFs (MTUM,IWF,VUG,IWM,IJT)

    All five of these ETFs have delivered solid or strong gains since their inception.
  35. Do Store Openings Equal Stock Appreciation? (SBUX)

    Does retailers and restaurant chains aggressively opening new locations lead to stock appreciation?
  36. Why Soros and Icahn are Bears

    Here's why legendary investors George Soros and Carl Icahn are bearish.
  37. 3 High-Paying Academic Jobs With Good Pensions

    Find out which academic posts have the most attractive salaries and benefits, and why college faculty and staff tend to survive ...
  38. Are Retiring Baby Boomers Red Flags to the U.S. Equity Market?

    Find out how the mass migration of 77 million baby boomers into retirement may affect the stock market and whether a crisis ...
  39. What Happens to Investors' Money When a Hedge Fund Fails?

    Learn about investors' rights of redemption for money invested in hedge funds, as well as what happens to investors' money ...
  40. The Top 2 Canadian Oil REITs (BOWFF, RIOCF)

    Consider two Canadian real estate investment trusts suitable for well-diversified, income-oriented portfolios. Both have ...
  41. Smart Beta ETF: Why This Central Bank Is Getting Involved (JPN, JPXN)

    Learn how the Japanese government and central bank led to a rise in a new breed of smart beta ETFs that have attracted interest ...
  42. 5 Reasons Why Currency Manipulation Matters for Average Investors

    Find out why the Treasury Department identified five potential offenders of currency manipulation, and see how this affects ...
  43. If Brexit Occurs Here's How You Should Invest

    As the Brexit vote approaches, here's how to ride the volatility.
  44. How Much Debt Is Too Much? Examples From Around the World

    Unearth the facts surrounding the growing debt within the U.S., China, Japan and the Eurozone, and discover how these debt ...
  45. 4 Ways to Reduce Mortgage Fees

    Learn several ways to save on mortgage fees, such as increasing your down payment amount, shopping between lenders, not paying ...
  46. How the Equity Market Became Sensitive to Oil (COP, WFC)

    Discover the reason equities markets became closely correlated with oil prices in the first quarter of 2016, and why the ...
  47. Is Smart Beta a Boom That Will Bust? (BLK, LM)

    Find out what is behind the popularity of smart beta funds and who they benefit more, the investors or the investment companies.
  48. BREAKING: Ethereum Exchange Hacked, Founder Says Pause Trading Ether Right Now

    The Ethereum exchange is under brutal hacker attack. Missing: 3.6 million ether, all siphoned by one account.
  49. 4 Growth Stocks Mutual Funds Are Underestimating (GS, AAPL)

    Discover four stocks in which growth fund managers remain underweight despite evidence that momentum may still exist in the ...
  50. Hussman Fund's Highest-Performing Total Return Mutual Fund (HSTRX)

    Discover how the Hussman Strategic Total Return Fund has outperformed the S&P 500, and learn how your portfolio can benefit ...
  51. How to Formulate an Investment Philosophy

    Here are some tips to develop a solid investment philosophy.
  52. Industrials Sector: Industries Snapshot (XLI, BA)

    Discover the 12 industries that comprise the industrials sector of the Standard and Poor's 500 Index, and learn which key ...
  53. Advisors: How to Create a Marketing Calendar

    Marketing calendars are a great way for advisors to keep on top of important tasks that help grow business over the long-term.
  54. Think You'll Spend Less in Retirement? Think Again

    Retirees often find themselves living fuller lives during retirement, which can come with more costs. Are your investments ...
  55. Want to Retire Well? Know Your Spending Personality

    Knowing what you tend to spend your money on can help keep you from ending up broke in retirement.
  56. Is This the End of Apple's Growth Era? (AAPL)

    Find out why Berkshire Hathaway made an uncharacteristic purchase of Apple stock and whether it implies Apple is no longer ...
  57. Why this Emerging Region Has Room to Grow

    Learn how disruptive innovation could lead to powerful changes in Latin America and create economic opportunities for more ...
  58. Chase vs. Wells Fargo: Which Is Best for High-Net-Worth Accounts? (JPM, WFC)

    Compare private banking services offered by Chase and Wells Fargo to high-net-worth individuals, and decide which bank provides ...
  59. 3 Sectors Where the Minimum Wage Is Squeezing Margins (TGT, WMT)

    Learn why the retail, fast food and entertainment industries face the biggest challenges to their margins if minimum wages ...
  60. Behind U.S. Retailers' Negative Comparable Store Sales (WMT, M)

    Discover which trends may be driving negative comparable store sales for U.S. retailers, and why consumers may be better ...
  61. The Most Aggressive Way to Short Market Via ETFs

    These 3x leveraged ETFs can make you a lot of money in a short period of time but the risks are high.
  62. 4 Best Qualitatively Driven Mutual Funds (FSRPX, VGHCX)

    Learn about some of the best qualitatively driven mutual funds around, as these investment vehicles can provide compelling ...
  63. Picking Retirement Stocks: Dividends vs. Free Cash Flow

    Instead of focusing on dividend payments, a better metric for choosing stocks for your retirement portfolio could be a company’s ...
  64. What You Should Know About Fixed Indexed Annuities

    Looking for a steadier investment vehicle? Meet the fixed indexed annuity, which is linked to an underlying market index ...
  65. Costco: Yet Another Retailer Pressured by Amazon? (COST, AMZN)

    Assess the likelihood that Amazon will take market share away from Costco. What factors allow Costco to maintain competitive ...
  66. Is Qualcomm Going to Be Another IBM? (QCOM)

    Investigate how Qualcomm may advance its wireless communication technologies to avoid becoming another IBM, which has struggled ...
  67. 5 Best Car Insurance Providers for Retirees

    Some insurers offer discounts and resources that can significantly lower auto insurance rates for retirees and other seniors.
  68. Why the Middle Class Is Not Feeling the Wealth Effect

    Discover why most middle-class Americans feel left behind by the U.S. recovery, and why federal policy might be a major reason ...
  69. How Crowdfunding Will Change the World

    Will crowdfunding change the world? Thanks to Title III regulations, crowdfunding is helping female and minority entrepreneurs ...
  70. Google Is Banning Bad Ads (GOOG)

    Explore the reasons behind Google's ban on payday loan ads, the cost in lost revenues to Google, and the search engine's ...
  71. Job Market for Recent College Grads Looks Brighter

    Understand the challenges recent college graduates have faced in the job market and learn why the picture was brightening ...
  72. 3 Value Stocks Mutual Funds Are Underestimating (BRK-B, GE)

    Learn why Goldman Sachs believes most mutual funds perform worse than their benchmark indexes. Discover three stocks many ...
  73. How to Estimate When Home Values Are Unsustainable

    Learn how to estimate the sustainability of home values by comparing the median sales price in an area with the area's median ...
  74. Why Boomers And Millennials' Portfolios Are Incomparable

    Discover the investment styles of baby boomers and millennials, and learn why the baby boomer portfolios are bigger and more ...
  75. How to Fool-Proof Your Retirement Plan

    Planning perfectly for retirement is incredibly difficult and complex. But eliminating these four big mistakes can help keep ...
  76. At What Point Does Indexing Get Top Heavy?

    More than 40% of all investment assets are now held in index funds. Are they becoming too popular?
  77. Why the U.S. Middle Class is Hit Hardest by Rise in Rent (Z)

    Find out how the middle class is being squeezed more so than the poor as a result of rapidly rising rent prices across the ...
  78. The Top 3 Social Security Myths Busted

    Like most complicated topics, Social Security is shrouded by a wealth of misinformation and myth-spreading. Here are three ...
  79. 5 Big-Time Retirement Budget Busters

    Living on a fixed income is easier said than done; even well-prepared retirees are surprised at how challenging it can be. ...
  80. What You Gain By Automating Your Financial Life

    Most investors would be better served by automating their financial savings process, as it takes the emotion out of making ...
  81. New Evidence Trump Didn't Pay Taxes

    If the presumptive GOP nominee keeps hiding his returns, Congress could force him to show his hand with a one-line amendment ...
  82. Is Investment Banking Peaking? (PFE, AGN)

    Learn about the numerous challenges facing investment banking and explore whether the industry is peaking.
  83. Did the Fed Change Its Stance on Rate Hikes?

    Find out what the Federal Reserve Board is doing regarding interest rate hikes, as well as if it has changed its stance on ...
  84. If MLP Investing Is Dangerous, Are REITs Safe?

    Learn the similarities and differences between MLPs and REITs, including a taxation summary and what macroeconomic pressures ...
  85. What's an Average Costco Consumer Like? (COST)

    Find out about the typical consumers who shop at Costco, how much they earn, and why they spend more there than at other ...
  86. Is the Private Equity Bubble Still Expanding? (GS)

    Learn about the factors influencing valuations in the private equity market. Find out if there is a private tech bubble and ...
  87. How to Hedge Against Negative Interest Rates (GLD, GDX)

    Find out why Stanley Druckenmiller believes negative interest rates are dangerous, why the bull market may be ending and ...
  88. Stocks and the Corporate Earnings Problem

    With headwinds as strong as they are and with equity upside limited, what is the prudent decision today for investors? One ...
  89. How to Yield Hunt in a Low Interest Rate Environment (KO, WMT)

    Discover the factors that can increase the safety of portfolios when investors go yield hunting, as well as the considerations ...
  90. Why Money Flow From Japan Matters to the U.S. Equity Market

    Discover why Japanese savers and investors may have a lot to say about the future of the U.S. equity market, and why the ...
  91. Top 4 Mutual Fund Holders of MetLife Inc. (MET)

    Learn more about MetLife and discover the fundamental aspects of the top four mutual fund holders of the insurance holding ...
  92. Is Apple Extending the iPhone Product Cycle? (AAPL)

    Explore the product development for Apple's iPhone 7 and subsequent iPhone releases.
  93. 3 Suggestions Before Reading Analyst Stock Recommendation

    Discover the true motivations and priorities of sell-side analysts and why individual investors should ignore consensus estimates ...
  94. Was Icahn's China Concern a Good Reason to Exit Apple? (AAPL)

    Learn about Carl Icahn's concerns about Apple over the economic and regulatory environment in China, and discover if those ...
  95. 5 Best Smart Beta ETFs That Pay Dividends (PID, ICF)

    Get the lowdown on some of the top-performing smart beta ETFs that are designed to provide above-average dividend yields ...
  96. Why Norway Does Not Anticipate $100 Oil (STO)

    Discover why Norway's Petroleum and Finance Minister Tord Lien does not think the markets will see $100 per barrel of oil ...
  97. 4 Mutual Fund Trends in Company 401(k)s

    Learn about some of the mutual fund trends emerging in the 401(k) marketplace, and discover how these changes are affecting ...
  98. Why a Strong U.S. Manufacturing Industry Matters (UTX)

    Consider manufacturing’s contributions to employment and GDP growth by engaging other industries, both upstream and downstream, ...
  99. The Impact of Fiduciary Rule on Annuity Sales

    The new fiduciary rule has a far reaching effect on the annuity sales process for advisors and clients.
  100. Why $50 Oil Won't Save Oil Companies

    Discover why oil exploration and production companies face troubles despite the recent strong rally in crude prices, and ...
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