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  1. Who Are Ally Financial's Main Competitors? (ALLY)

    Find out which companies are Ally Financials biggest competitors and how it stacks up against them with its auto-lending ...
  2. The Biggest Commodity Exchange-traded Funds

    Exchange-traded commodity funds provide interested investors an easy opportunity to participate in this less traditional ...
  3. The 3 Best ETFs to Short Emerging Markets Equities (EUM, EEM)

    Discover the emerging markets equity asset class, and learn about three different ETFs you can use to get varying amounts ...
  4. Generate Income in Retirement Using ETFs

    There are many effective strategies that retirement investors can utilize to fill their income gap. Here are some ideas that ...
  5. DBA: An ETF Performance Case Study

    Explore the performance of the PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund since 2012, as well as the factors that have pressured share ...
  6. The Booby-trapped World of Parental College Loans

    Private parent loans can help families pay for college. But the repayment timeline associated with the loans can hurt parents’ ...
  7. 8 Harmful Side Effects of Continued European Quantitative Easing (Q.E.)

    Read about eight harmful side effects of European Central Bank's decision to boost its quantitative easing (QE) program and ...
  8. What to Expect at April's FOMC Meeting

    The Fed won't raise rates Wednesday, but it's worth paying close attention to Yellen's comments about the future trajectory ...
  9. The 4 Largest Small-Cap ETFs (IWM, IJR)

    Learn about how U.S. small-cap stocks have performed in 2016 and over the past year, and the top four largest U.S. small-cap ...
  10. Alcoa vs. BHP Billiton: Which Is Better for My Portfolio?

    Obtain an up-to-date overview of BHP Billiton and Alcoa, Inc., two key players for investors seeking exposure to the aluminum ...
  11. FSPHX: A Risk Statistics Case Study

    Analyze the risk metrics of FSPHX. Find out what beta, standard deviation and R-squared imply about volatility and market ...
  12. The 3 Largest US-traded Australia ETFs

    Australia’s appeal as an investment destination for prospective investors is incessant. ETFs are undoubtedly an interesting ...
  13. iShares U.S. Construction vs. SPDR Homebuilders: Comparing Homebuilder ETFs (ITB, ...

    Learn why the U.S. housing sector may soon take off in 2016, and discover how to easily gain exposure to the sector, through ...
  14. About Investopedia's Advisor Insights

    For the many financial advisors who have shown interest in Investopedia's new Advisor Insights platform, here are answers ...
  15. JetBlue's Lower-Priced First-Class Airline Seats

    JetBlue is expanding its Mint service to provide more relatively low-cost first class seats. Just how comfortable are they?
  16. Do the Olympics Boost Market Performance?

    Learn about the economics of the Olympics, and why estimates about stock market boosts for the host country are probably ...
  17. (ATI) Who are Allegheny Technologies' Main Competitors?

    Read about the specialty metals and components producer Allegheny Technologies, and learn more about its operations and competitive ...
  18. Switzerland's Biggest Equities ETFs

    Despite challenging times for some Swiss firms, investments in the Swiss stock market are still considered a safe haven and ...
  19. 10 Most Expensive ZIP Codes in Connecticut

    Looking for an elegant home? Check here for the median home prices, average days on the market and median household income ...
  20. TVIX: An ETN Performance Case Study

    Explore the performance of the the VelocityShares Daily 2X VIX Short Term ETN since 2012, including the reasons behind the ...
  21. UGA: US Gasoline ETF Performance Case Study

    Explore the performance of United States Gasoline since 2012, how the fund tracks gasoline prices and the risks for buy-and-hold ...
  22. FEZ vs. IEV: Comparing Europe ETFs

    Discover and compare two European exchange-traded funds. Learn about their purpose, strategy, characteristics and investor ...
  23. VWELX: A Risk Statistics Case Study

    Explore several risk metrics of VWELX. Learn what beta, R-squared, capture ratios and standard deviation say about volatility ...
  24. Emerging Market ETFs Feel the Pinch (EEM, VWO)

    Learn which factors explain the poor performance in emerging markets, and why some believe these markets may have bottomed.
  25. How ETFs Are Being Used by Advisors

    The versatility of ETFs has earned the attention of financial advisors. Here's why they're well-suited to their needs and ...
  26. 3 Tax-Reduction Strategies for High-Net-Worth Investors

    Learn about three tax strategies that reduce taxable income and minimize the share of taxes paid on employer-sponsored and ...
  27. The Debt Report: The Energy Sector

    Discover how the energy sector bit off more debt than it could chew, and learn why the energy bond contagion has market analysts ...
  28. ConAgra Stock to Trade Ex-Dividend (CAG)

    The company has found ways to beat Wall Street earnings estimates in the previous two quarters by an average of 8 cents per ...
  29. GoPro Stock Falls on High Inventory Fears (GPRO)

    It's not looking as if the analyst community is onboard with GoPro's turnaround efforts.
  30. Philips Q1 Results Make IPO Spinnoff More Likely (PHG)

    The direction PHG stock takes from here will likely depend on any update the management provides about the company's separation. ...
  31. How to Evaluate ETF Performance

    Learn how to evaluate the performance of an ETF, whether it is before the purchase or after you have held the investment ...
  32. Here's the Best Way to Skirt Capital Gains Taxes

    Taxpayers who know the rules for netting gains/losses can generate additional losses to net against the taxable gains in ...
  33. Why ETFs Will Eventually Trump Mutual Funds

    Exchange-traded funds are growing rapidly in popularity and may well overtake their traditional open-ended cousins at some ...
  34. Advisors: Watch Out for Confirmation Bias

    Here's how advisors can make sure that confirmation bias does not color their own perceptions as they manage clients’ portfolios.
  35. These Investors Needs More Advisor Attention

    Women live longer than men and their post-retirement finances are in jeopardy. A new report by the National Institute for ...
  36. The 3 Best Mortgage Lenders for Refinancing

    Understand the refinancing process and why it is often beneficial, and identify several lenders that offers the best refinancing ...
  37. What All the Candidates’ Tax Plans Are Missing

    The presidential candidates have starkly different tax-reform proposals – but none of them gets to the real problem of America's ...
  38. The 3 Best Mutual Funds to Short Global Equities (GRZZX, UXPIX)

    Discover the three best mutual funds that bearish investors can use to short global markets, and learn which fund is best ...
  39. Global Consumer Durables: 5 Key Industry Players (VLKAY, TM)

    Learn how the consumer durables industry is dominated by auto manufacturers and which German carmaker finally became the ...
  40. GGGG: Pure Gold Miners ETF Performance Case Study

    Find out why the Global X Pure Gold Miners ETF barely made it off of the ground, closing before reaching its fourth full ...
  41. 3 Best High-Yielding Blended Bond Mutual Funds (RSHIX, EIHIX)

    Learn about three high-yield bond mutual funds with strong track records and excellent fundamentals that make sense as part ...
  42. The 5 Largest Total Market ETFs (EFA, VTI)

    Learn about the five largest total market ETFs by assets under management. Explore the tracking indexes, yields, expense ...
  43. 3 Best High-Yielding Global Bond Mutual Funds (GGBFX, PRSNX)

    Discover why global bond funds may be a great addition to your portfolio, and learn about three different high-yielding funds ...
  44. Global Transportation: Exploring Revenue Trends and Fundamentals

    Explore the geographic trends in global transportation sector revenues, and discover the factors that influence revenue contribution ...
  45. The Debt Report: The Telecom Sector

    Discover how America's telecommunications providers have been piling on debt since the Great Recession, and how part of the ...
  46. 3 Companies with Low Mortgage Refinance Rates

    Learn why a mortgage refinance might save you thousands of dollars in interest payments, and identify three companies offering ...
  47. The 5 Biggest Oil Bankruptcies of All Time (CVX, OGXP3.SA)

    Learn about the five largest bankruptcies in the oil industry. With oil prices in a slump and a global oversupply of oil, ...
  48. This Is What Mark Zuckerberg's Portfolio Looks Like (FB, MSFT)

    Find out where the sixth-richest billionaire on the Forbes List, Mark Zuckerberg, invests his money to continue securing ...
  49. ARTIX: Artisan International Investor Performance Case Study

    Explore the performance of the Artisan International Fund since 2012, and learn how foreign currency risk can make this fund ...
  50. The 3 Best Government Money Market Funds (CPFXX, SPAXX)

    Discover three of the most popular and best performing government money market funds well suited for investors seeking capital ...
  51. Should I Use a Money Market Fund Like a Checking Account?

    Discover the differences between a checking account and a money market account, and determine which of these two accounts ...
  52. Consumer Discretionary ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (XLY, XRT)

    Do not expect big gains from all retail ETFs simply because the SPDR S&P Retail ETF leads the consumer discretionary sector ...
  53. The Best ETFs to Short Oil (DNO, SCO)

    Discover the best ways to get short oil exposure, including 100%, 200% and 300% short exposure, depending on your own personal ...
  54. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Asia-Pacific ex-Japan Equity ETFs (EPP, AXJL)

    Learn about three Asia-based exchange-traded funds that exclude investments in Japan. Discover why you may want to include ...
  55. Interest-Only Mortgage Case Study: Exploring Sweden's Potential New Rules

    Explore Sweden's overheating housing market while learning about the most recently proposed solution and the effect it may ...
  56. Money Market Rates: Yield Analysis Case Study

    Find out why money market rates have been declining in the face of economic growth and an interest rate hike by the Federal ...
  57. The 3 Best ETFs to Short Commodities (DNO, SZO)

    Learn about the strategies of three inverse commodity ETFs, and discover why they offer an alternative method to bet on a ...
  58. PRWCX: A Risk Statistics Case Study

    Analyze PRWCX using popular risk metrics that are part of modern portfolio theory (MPT). Explore PRWCX's volatility, correlation ...
  59. 3 Mutual Funds for Income-Hungry Gold ETF Investors (VWEHX, FRESX)

    Discover three high-yielding mutual funds that provide investors with the income they need in today's low-yield market environment.
  60. ETF Flows: U.S. Investment Grade Muni ETFs Are Winning Assets (MUB, PZA)

    Discover four exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that invest in municipal fixed income securities and witnessed the most capital ...
  61. Boeing Stock: An Earnings Case Study (BA)

    Check out the earnings analysis for Boeing, including the company's historical earnings and analysts' past and future earnings ...
  62. GLD: An ETF Performance Case Study

    Evaluate the performance of the SPDR Gold Shares ETF since January 2012, and identify seasonal trends in the fund's performance ...
  63. 4 Best Podcasts for Business Leaders

    With less time on our hands than ever, it's important we learn from the tried and true and take advantage of these informative ...
  64. Microsoft Stock: An Earnings Case Study (MSFT)

    Examine Microsoft's historic and forecast earnings. Analyze the factors driving recent EPS performance and shaping consensus ...
  65. Currency ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (FXY, FXC)

    Find out how currency exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are performing year-to-date in 2016. Learn which are the best- and worst-performing ...
  66. Does Quantitative Easing (Q.E.) Add to Inequality?

    Learn about quantitative easing (QE) and whether or not this new central banking policy tool plays a role in helping or hindering ...
  67. Why This Finance Pro Sees Deflating Bubbles

    Here's why this finance expert believes not only that there are bubbles but that they are deflating.
  68. 2 Times Money Market Funds Broadly Lost Money

    Discover when money market funds have broken the buck and lost money, and why it is less likely to ever happen again.
  69. The 4 Largest Gold ETFs (GLD, IAU)

    Learn what is behind rising gold prices, and discover the top four exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that can be used to gain ...
  70. Citigroup Cuts U.S. Growth Forecast

    After the recently published IMF forecast report, major banks like Citigroup are also cutting growth projections for the ...
  71. (IWM) iShares Russell 2000 ETF: Who Is Invested?

    Find out which institutions are investing in the iShares Russell 2000 exchange-traded fund, and who's buying, who's selling ...
  72. 5 Benefits of Investing With One Asset Manager

    Learn why one asset manager may be better for your portfolio’s rate of return and underlying costs as opposed to many managers.
  73. The Top 5 Companies Paying Dividends (JNJ, XOM)

    Explore analyses of the top five dividend-paying companies, and learn about their trailing 12-month dividend payouts and ...
  74. FKINX: A Risk Statistics Case Study

    Examine important risk metrics for mutual fund FKINX. Discover what beta, standard deviation and R-squared say about volatility ...
  75. 3 Ways Tax Haven Governments Make Money

    If the governments of tax haven countries impose little, or no, income taxes, how exactly do these nations generate revenue?
  76. The 3 Biggest Mortgage Lenders (NSM, WFC)

    Learn about the top mortgage lenders of 2016, trends impacting the mortgage lending markets, new product options and consumers' ...
  77. What Will Sanders' Veto on Fracking Cost Us?

    Bernie Sanders' ban against fracking practices will protect the earth but it will cost voters.
  78. Value Investing: 5 Tips to Consider in 2016

    Read five tips for value investors to consider in 2016, including how to look beyond traditional metrics and when to expand ...
  79. Would You Save with an Interest-Only Mortgage?

    Sophisticated borrowers might want to consider one of these loans to keep their initial payments low, but they need to fully ...
  80. The 3 Largest Thematic ETFs (GUNR, IGE)

    Discover thematic exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and learn about the three largest thematic funds available based on assets ...
  81. Now You Can Trade P2P Loans with Folio Investing

    A drawback of investing in peer-to-peer (P2P) loans was that you were stuck with them for the entire term. Now you can trade ...
  82. The Debt Report: The Consumer Staples Sector

    Learn about the improving stock performance and rising debt-to-asset ratios in the United States blue-chip consumer staples ...
  83. PTTRX: A Risk Statistics Case Study

    Analyze the risk metrics of the mutual fund PTTRX. Find out what standard deviation, capture ratios and R-squared indicate ...
  84. SPDR Euro STOXX 50 ETF: Who Is Invested?

    Find out which institutional investors are investing in the SPDR Euro STOXX 50 ETF, and who's buying, who's selling, and ...
  85. Twitter Stock Hinges on User Growth (TWTR)

    Given that TWTR shares aren't expensive today, a "buy ahead of the report" strategy may work in favor of risk-tolerant investors.
  86. Apple Stock In Bearish Terrain Ahead of Earnings (AAPL)

    Apple is down 21.4% from its 52-week high of $134.54 reached last April, putting it in bearish territory ahead of Tuesday's ...
  87. Chipotle Earnings Coming Up, What to Expect? (CMG)

    True, the free burritos have helped get some customers back into its restaurants. But it's also costing Chipotle $70 million ...
  88. Mortgage Application: Comparing Brick & Mortar vs. Online

    Learn the differences between applying for a mortgage from a brick-and-mortar lender and an online lender. Find out about ...
  89. Planners: New DoL Rule Won't Require Much Change

    Financial experts are all atwitter about what to expect with the DoL's new fiduciary bill. As of now, here's what planners ...
  90. How Vanguard is Dominating Robo-Advisor Arena

    In less than a year, Vanguard’s robo-advisor platform has accumulated a whopping $12 billion in assets. Here's how.
  91. This Annuity Robo Wants to Transform the Market

    Annuities picked and sold without the intervention of an insurance agent? Here's a website that's trying to be the robo-advisor ...
  92. The Impact of Fiduciary Rules on 401(k) Advisors

    The final version of the DOL’s fiduciary rule provides some relief for advisors who serve 401(k) plans.
  93. The Most Useful, Popular Podcasts for Advisors

    Podcasts are a good way for advisors to keep on top of their industry and learn valuable techniques to grow their practice. ...
  94. Is the Money Market Viable for High Net Worth Individuals?

    Learn why money market accounts are a viable investment option for high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) who place high priority ...
  95. SEC Rules Mean Big Changes for Money Market Funds

    "Prime” money market funds that buy both corporate and government debt will be able to charge redemption fees in a volatile ...
  96. VXX: An ETN Performance Case Study

    Examine the five-year performance of the volatility ETF VXX. Break down the performance by analyzing monthly and daily average ...
  97. Telecom ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (FCOM, VOX)

    Pay attention to recent price performance when considering a telecom sector ETF. While some telecom ETFs provide strong returns, ...
  98. The 3 Largest Health Care ETFs (XLV, IBB)

    Find out which exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the largest in terms of total assets under management (AUM) in the health ...
  99. 3 Actively Managed ETFs Worth the Cost (EMLP, AADR)

    Learn about the strategies and investments of three actively managed ETFs that are expensive but have produced excellent ...
  100. The 5 Best Money Market Accounts in 2016 (ALLY, DCOM)

    Find out which nationwide offerings of money market accounts are the best in 2016 with the highest rates, lowest fees and ...
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