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  1. Salesforce's New Advisor-Focused Cloud Offering

    A solid client-advisor relationship is the foundation of reputable advisory firms. Here's a look at how Salesforce.com's ...
  2. How Advisors Can Hire Successfully and Smartly

    The hiring process can be fraught with ups and downs for financial advisor firms. Here are some tools they can use to help ...
  3. Is the 80% Retirement Rule Valid for Clients?

    Is the 80% rule of thumb for retirement spending a reasonable one?
  4. How Falling Oil Prices Effect Prosperity Bancshares Inc. (PB)

    Discover how Prosperity Bancshares is closely tied to the local economy that it serves, and how falling oil prices affect ...
  5. Apple Turns 40, Analysts Turn Bullish (AAPL, MSFT)

    True, no one is thinking today that Apple won't be around in another 40 years, but there are doubts that the company can ...
  6. Ford's March Auto Sales Miss Target (F, GM)

    With the fleet business rising eight percentage points year over year, Ford's sales -- despite how attractive they may appear ...
  7. What the Strong Jobs Report Means for Home Depot

    With more jobs are being created, combined with both rising wages and improved housing, means consumers will have more money ...
  8. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Australia Equity ETFs (EWA, QAUS)

    Take a look at three ETFs in the category of Australian equities that offer the highest dividend yields available for ETFs ...
  9. 7 Reasons to Yank a Mutual Fund from Your 401(k)

    Not all mutual funds are created equal. Here are some practical tips for recognizing – and ditching– low-value mutual funds ...
  10. Odyssey Investment Partners: Investment Manager Highlight (OPY, WFC)

    Learn about the private equity firm Odyssey Investment Partners, including the executive and investment professionals who ...
  11. VWELX: Vanguard Wellington Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    Explore an overview of the Vanguard Wellington Fund, and learn about its top five holdings, which are Wells Fargo, Alphabet, ...
  12. 3 ETFs for Income-Hungry Gold ETF Investors (GLDI, GLD)

    Discover three unique gold and gold-related investments that can increase your portolio's exposure to gold while providing ...
  13. VWEHX: Vanguard High Yield Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    Explore the largest holdings of VWEHX. Find out which companies' bonds are held by the fund, and examine their financial ...
  14. FBGRX: Fidelity Blue Chip Fund - A Performance Case Study

    Learn about the the Fidelity Blue Chip Growth Fund, a large-cap fund that has consistently outperformed the S&P 500 Index ...
  15. ANCFX: Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    Learn about the American Funds Fundamental Investors portfolio, a mutual fund which has a solid track record of above-average ...
  16. 5 Best Dividend-Paying U.S. Equity Mutual Funds (VDIGX, FEQTX)

    Discover five of the best dividend-paying mutual funds that primarily invest in U.S. equities, and learn about the characteristics ...
  17. ETF Flows: Industrials ETFs Shedding Assets (FXR, IYJ)

    Discover four exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that invest in stocks of industrial companies and experienced large year-to-date ...
  18. VGENX: Vanguard Energy Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    Discover an analysis of the top five holdings in the Vanguard Energy Fund Investor Shares, and learn about their characteristics ...
  19. 3 Reasons Against a Smart Beta Allocation in Your Portfolio

    Find out why smart beta strategies might not be the best bet, and discover 3 reasons why you should think twice before using ...
  20. SGENX: First Eagle Global Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    Learn about the First Eagle Global Class A mutual fund, including details about the fund's asset allocation and an analysis ...
  21. Roller coaster 2016 for Stocks? Exploring Global Stock Volatility

    Find out how much volatility global equity investors are in for during 2016 by seeing how much they've experienced over the ...
  22. Asset Allocation Models: Comparing 3 Traditional Strategies

    Learn about the three most common asset allocation models: conservative, moderate and aggressive.
  23. ODMAX: Oppenheimer Developing Markets Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    Explore the five largest holdings of the Oppenheimer Developing Markets Fund Class A, an emerging markets equity mutual fund ...
  24. FPHAX: Fidelity Select Pharma Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    Explore the five largest holdings of the Fidelity Pharmaceuticals Select Portfolio. Learn about the top products and drug ...
  25. 5 Technology Mutual Funds to Avoid in 2016 (HTECX, JAMFX)

    See why investors should avoid these five mutual funds when choosing a technology mutual fund, based on returns, risk profiles, ...
  26. 3 Best Dividend-Paying U.S. Health Care Mutual Funds (VGHCX, BMY)

    Find out which mutual funds are paying the highest dividend yields in the health care sector, which has underperformed all ...
  27. VGHCX: Vanguard Healthcare Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    Find out which of the five largest health care companies hold the top five positions in the $46 billion Vanguard Health Care ...
  28. FB's Oculus Rift Could Soon be 10% of its Revenue

    Facebook's much-hyped Oculus Rift has begun shipping to customers. For the VR world, the future is now, and it's worth as ...
  29. This Explains $0 Federal Income Tax for Millions

    Understand how the earned income tax credit works and whether it applies to you.
  30. Health Care ETFs to Date: 2016 Performance Review (IHI, XBI)

    Find out how the health care sector has been performing in 2016, and which health care ETFs have been the best and worst ...
  31. DODGX: Dodge & Cox Stock Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    Take a look at the top five portfolio holdings of the Dodge & Cox Stock Fund, along with an overview of this Morningstar ...
  32. Dimensional Fund Advisors: Investment Manager Highlight (BA, IBM)

    Read about Dimensional Fund Advisors, a global asset management company founded on transforming academic research into practical ...
  33. Consumer Staples ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (XLP, VDC)

    Find out how the consumer staples sector is performing year-to-date in 2016, and which are its best- and worst-performing ...
  34. ETF Flows: Global Equity ETFs Winning Assets (VOO, SPLV)

    Learn about five exchange-traded funds that invest in stocks of global companies and experienced large capital inflows as ...
  35. VGSIX: Vanguard REIT Index Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    Find out which of the five largest real estate investment trusts (REITs) hold the top five positions in the $51 billion Vanguard ...
  36. Will Airfares to Cuba Fall by 50%?

    As U.S.–Cuba relations continue to thaw, and U.S. travel restrictions loosen, flying to the island may get both easier and ...
  37. Hard Money Loans: Know This Tool for Real Estate Investors

    A hard money loan may be a faster route to financing than a bank loan, but be sure you understand the pluses and minuses ...
  38. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Energy Mutual Funds (VGENX, FSNGX)

    Discover three energy-focused, high dividend-paying mutual funds that you can use in your portfolio with the potential to ...
  39. Assessing The VIX in Q1 2016

    Discover how the VIX Index, or "fear gauge," began 2016 above the historical mean, and learn how this relates to past spikes ...
  40. PRHSX: T. Rowe Health Sciences Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    Learn about the T. Rowe Price Health Sciences mutual fund, its portfolio make-up, and complete analysis of the fund's top ...
  41. 3 Expensive Global ETFs Worth Your While (FIGY, DEW)

    Learn why 3 global ETFs that have very high expense ratios relative to their peers represent excellent opportunities for ...
  42. Aviva Investors: Investment Manager Highlight (AV)

    Read about the global asset manager Aviva Investors, and learn more about its general approach to investing and the types ...
  43. 3 Best Dividend-Paying South America Equity ETFs (DBBR, EWZS0)

    Discover the highest dividend-paying South America equity ETFs and learn about the strategies of each fund, including maximizing ...
  44. 3 Expensive Mid-Cap ETFs Worth Your While (DIM, RWK)

    Discover which three mid-cap ETFs with high expense ratios have attractive valuation and return parameters that make them ...
  45. REITs vs. ETFs: Which Are Better for Retirees?

    Real estate investment trusts (REITs) and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) both offer the potential to earn passive income in ...
  46. Financials Sector: Industries Snapshot (WFC, BLK)

    Learn about the industries and stocks that make up the financial sector of the S&P 500 index. The industries include banking, ...
  47. What’s UberCHOPPER? Could It Help Your Commute?

    Not yet. But Uber has partnered with aviation and tourism companies to offer on-demand helicopter flights for special events ...
  48. Employee Benefit to Covet: Help with Student Loans

    One of the newer employee benefits, especially helpful to Millennials and Gen Xers, provides for employer paydown on student ...
  49. 5 Ways Priceline is Scaling Up Its Online Dining Business (PCLN)

    Learn how Priceline is scaling up its online dining business. Consider how the company is leveraging all of its online sites ...
  50. Proposed Medicare Drug Rules: Good or Bad for Seniors?

    The federal government is proposing a solution to the rising prescription drug prices that Medicare and seniors who use Medicare ...
  51. 3 Expensive International Mutual Funds Worth Your While (BISAX, AFGGX)

    Learn about three expensive international mutual funds. These funds have features that may be attractive to you, such as ...
  52. Looking to Buy UWTI Options? Better Luck Next Time

    Options are not available for the VelocityShares 3X Long Crude Oil ETN. Discover alternative strategies than can be used ...
  53. Conscious Capitalism: Not Just for Hippies Anymore

    The dichotomy of do-gooder vs. profit-seeker may be at an end, according to proponents of the increasingly popular conscious ...
  54. VWINX: Vanguard Wellesley Income Fund Portfolio Trends in 2016

    Evaluate the composition of the Vanguard Wellesley Income Fund, and see how its composition has evolved over the last 12 ...
  55. How Black Millennials Are Closing the Wealth Gap

    African American Millennials are setting up their future children and grandchildren to succeed. Here's how.
  56. Reverse Mortgages: Right for Clients? Not Often

    Reverse mortgages are a legitimate vehicle for folks age 62 and up to tap into the equity in their homes for other uses. ...
  57. Do Liquid Alts Deliver During Volatile Markets?

    Have liquid alternative funds and ETFs delivered in this volatile stock market and over time? It depends.
  58. How Pensions, Social Security Differ

    Both pensions and Social Security provide an income stream to retirees, but they differ widely on how they're structured ...
  59. Tax Tips for RMDs on Big 401(k) Balances

    Have a large 401(k) balance? Here are some ways to reduce taxes on required minimum distributions.
  60. Boomers: Top Tips for Shoring Up Your Retirement

    The retirement situation for most Baby Boomers isn't that encouraging. But there are actions they can take to shore up their ...
  61. 3 U.S. Equity Market Trends in 2016 (SLX, SPY)

    Learn about three U.S. equity market trends that are impacting stock prices. How these trends resolve will determine winners ...
  62. The 3 Best High-Yielding Short-Term Bond ETFs (HYS, SJNK)

    Discover the short-term high-yielding exchange-traded funds that have low interest rate sensitivity but pay interest comparable ...
  63. ETF Flows: Global Equity ETFs Shedding Assets (SPY, IVV)

    Discover five exchange-traded funds that invest in global equities and experience large year-to-date capital outflows as ...
  64. Microsoft's Azure: The Engine in BMW's Mobile App

    It could be a mistake to part with MSFT stock, especially now that it has BMW–and who knows what else–in its driveway.
  65. Cisco Stock to Trade Ex-Dividend (CSCO)

    Cisco Systems will send its dividend payment on April 27 to shareholders of record as of April 6.
  66. 3 Best High-Yielding Intermediate Government Bond Mutual Funds (MGIDX, VFITX)

    Learn about intermediate-term government bond funds and who should buy them, and discover three high-yielding funds in this ...
  67. Brown Advisory: Investment Manager Highlight

    Learn more about Brown Advisory, including products the firm offers, asset classes it covers and background information about ...
  68. The Top 3 Inverse Oil ETFs for 2016 (DNO, DTO)

    Discover how inverse oil ETFs can be used to play price declines on oil, as well as the reason why these funds are not suitable ...
  69. IBLN: Overview of Drexion iBillionaire ETF

    Learn how the Direxion iBillionaire Index ETF works and see if investors can actually buy an ETF that works exactly like ...
  70. FPURX: Fidelity Puritan Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    Learn about one of Fidelity Investment's oldest mutual funds, the Fidelity Puritan Fund, and read analysis of the fund's ...
  71. ETF Flows: These 2 High Yield Bond ETFs Are Attracting Investors (HYG, JNK)

    Discover the reasons behind the billion-dollar inflows to the largest high-yield corporate bond ETFs in February 2016.
  72. 4 Best Dividend-Paying U.S. Equity ETFs (HDV, XOM)

    Explore detailed analyses of the top three U.S. dividend-paying financials ETFs, which have trailing 12-month dividend yields ...
  73. High Yield Bonds Thankful After Start of Year Outflows (TFCIX, HYG)

    Learn the reasons behind the inflows to high-yield bond ETFs in February 2016 after a year of outflows, and decide whether ...
  74. 3 Consumer Discretionary Funds to Bet on Increased Consumer Spending (XLY, VCDAX)

    Discover the top four consumer discretionary funds positioned to rebound on the back of the rise in consumer spending and ...
  75. Can Pizza Deliver You Good Returns ?

    Americans love pizza regardless of economic conditions. Should you consider the following pizza stocks?
  76. FMAGX: Fidelity Magellan Fund Portfolio Trends in 2016

    Discover the 2016 portfolio trends in the Fidelity Magellan Fund, and learn if they can help your portfolio to maximize profits ...
  77. Where Will Currencies Go From Here?

    We discuss the factors behind these 3 trends: a rising U.S. dollar, a selloff in EM currencies and a weakening yuan, and ...
  78. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Emerging Markets Equity ETFs (DVYE, EDIV)

    Analyze the top three emerging market ETFs available that offer the highest dividend yields.
  79. Do You Believe in Central Bank Magic?

    There are credible explanations for the recent economic rally, but most importantly, central banks have added still more ...
  80. Where to Find Decent Income Without Indecent Risk

    If you're struggling to derive decent income without indecent risk from your investments, you need to look at these charts. ...
  81. IELG vs. IESM: Reviewing iShares U.S. Enhanced ETFs

    Examine two actively managed equity ETF offerings from iShares, one focused on large-cap stocks and the other focused on ...
  82. Best Ways to Get Free Credit Scores in 2016

    You've probably seen spammy ads offering the opportunity to check your credit score for "free." Well, not all credit score ...
  83. 5 Punished Stocks: Are They Bargains? (ENDP,VRTX)

    These five stocks have been slammed recently. Does this mean they are now bargains?
  84. Facebook's Instant Articles Pose a Threat to Google

    The wider rollout of Facebook's Instant Articles could hurt Google's mobile advertising revenue.
  85. VGSTX: Vanguard Star Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    Discover a balanced mutual fund with a moderate allocation split among 11 different actively managed funds, and learn about ...
  86. Top 10 Corporate Contributors to the Clinton Campaign

    Who in the Finance world supports Hillary Clinton?
  87. How to Keep a Land Investment From Going Bust

    Investing in land can yield big returns. But investors should consider their goals, as well as the following details, to ...
  88. Why GE Capital Challenged Its SiFi Classification (MET, GE)

    After Metlife Insurance Inc. (MET) won reprieve from its classification as a “Systemically Important Financial Institution” ...
  89. The 5 Highest Paid Executives in the Materials Sector (DOW, PX)

    Learn who the top-earning executives are in the basic materials sector and which companies are thriving during volatile economic ...
  90. Starbucks Vs. Dunkin' Donuts: Comparing Business Models (SBUX, DNKN)

    Learn about the business models of Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts. Discover how franchising and growth strategies impact these ...
  91. The Evolution of ETFs

    Key 20th-century financial theories changed the way investors viewed markets and created the circumstances in which ETFs ...
  92. Technology is Making 401k's More Accessible to All Employees

    Despite the $5.5 trillion invested in retirement and savings plans, many Americans are primed for a lower standard of living ...
  93. UBS Maintains Sell Rating on Tesla (TSLA)

    While having more Tesla's on the road may be a good thing for the environment, what it means for the company's fundamentals ...
  94. 6 Best Last-minute Spring Break Trips

    Spring break is here and if you are looking for a last minute vacation idea, then here are six to consider.
  95. VTIAX: Vanguard International Index Portfolio Trends in 2016

    Evaluate the composition of the Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund Admiral Shares, and analyze how it has evolved ...
  96. How SEC and DOL Fiduciary Standards Could Differ

    SEC fiduciary standards could differ from what the DOL has proposed, causing more confusion about the impact of the rule. ...
  97. Advisors: Study Reveals Client IRA Rollover Habits

    Recent research shows insights into who uses IRA rollovers at retirement. Here's what's important to new retirees at this ...
  98. More Reasons for Advisors to Be Wary of the SEC

    It looks like the SEC is expanding its oversight regarding RIA compliance in the coming months. Here's why RIAs should expect ...
  99. Making Social Security Work for Client Couples

    What are the best ways to advise client couples when it comes to filing for social security? Here are some strategies.
  100. FBGRX: Fidelity Blue Chip Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    Learn about the Fidelity Blue Chip Growth mutual fund, its portfolio makeup, and read a complete analysis of the fund's top ...
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