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  1. The 5 Best Performing iShare ETFs in 2016 (SLVP, RING)

    Find out what the best-performing ETFs in 2016 are, from the world's largest ETF provider, iShares.
  2. How Did Oprah Winfrey Get Rich?

    Oprah Winfrey is one of the richest self-made woman in America, with a net worth of more than $3 billion.
  3. How Advisors Can Hang Onto Their Bottom Lines

    A new report reveals a handful of obstacles financial advisors are about to face and gives suggestions on how they can adapt. ...
  4. The 5 Biggest Factors That Affect Your Credit

    Credit companies rely on these factors to determine whether to lend to you and at what rate.
  5. 4 Reasons Above-Average Returns Are Behind Us

    Watch for signals that a smaller working-age population or global economic weakness could slow GDP growth and bring lower ...
  6. Should You Rent or Buy a Home?

    Owning a home is part of the American dream, but it is a major financial undertaking with considerable pros and cons.
  7. 4 Traits Banks Look For in New Staff

    Trust is the number one trait that banks are looking for in new hires, but there are other abilities that are equally desired.
  8. Top 3 ETFs That Short the FTSE 100 (XUKS, SUK2)

    As Brexit looms, these three ETFs can be used to gain short exposure to the U.K.'s FTSE 100 Index.
  9. 3 Mutual Funds Focusing on Arbitrage Profits (MERFX, ARBFX)

    Get details on three of the most popular mutual funds for investors interested in arbitrage trading.
  10. Top 10 Life Insurance Myths

    The most difficult aspect of this complex product is determining how much coverage you need and why.
  11. Turtle Trading: A Market Legend

    In 1983, an expert trader decided to coach 14 novice traders. The results were astounding.
  12. The Best Financial Careers For Women

    Here are four finance careers that real women say allow them to achieve success, satisfaction and work-life balance.
  13. 7 Tips for the Best Health Savings Account (HSA)

    You want the best health savings account you can find to cover your healthcare costs. Here are tips to help you locate one.
  14. 6 Investing Mistakes That the Ultra Wealthy Don't Make

    Understand who ultra-high-net-worth individuals are and how they invest. Learn about the six key investment mistakes that ...
  15. Millennials: Don't Fall for These 5 Finance Myths

    Hey Millennials, financial wisdom gets an adjustment just for you. Since the economic landscape and times have changed, the ...
  16. LABFX: Top Lord Abbett Funds for Retirement Diversification

    Learn how to diversify your retirement savings with five mutual funds from Lord Abbett that provide solid, stable returns ...
  17. VTSMX: Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of Verizon (VZ)

    Discover the top five largest mutual fund holders of Verizon Communications shares, and learn how their portfolio allocations ...
  18. VTSMX: Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of Western Digital (WDC)

    Learn about Western Digital Corporation and the top five mutual funds that hold the company's common shares in their investment ...
  19. VCVLX, VEXPX: 3 Vanguard Equity Fund Underperformers

    Discover three funds from Vanguard Group that consistently underperform their indexes. Learn how consistent most Vanguard ...
  20. What Funds Track Activist Hedge Funds? Here's Two!

    Find out which mutual funds specifically track activist investments, offering small investors the opportunity to invest like ...
  21. FRESX: Fidelity Real Estate Mutual Fund's Holdings Analysis

    Discover the top five holdings in the Fidelity Real Estate Investment Portfolio, a low-cost, four-star rated mutual fund ...
  22. What Does It Cost to Retire in the Philippines?

    Find out why the Philippines rates as one of the cheapest retirement spots in the world and why many choose to spend their ...
  23. MFAAX: 3 Value Mutual Funds from American Funds

    Learn about value investing and how interest rate hikes benefit mutual funds, and the top three American Funds mutual funds ...
  24. Where Should 60-Somethings Hold Cash for Safety?

    Those nearing retirement often consider allocating part of their capital to cash instruments. Here are some tips on how to ...
  25. ARBNX: 3 Mutual Funds that Profit From a Healthy M&A Market

    Find out which mutual funds to use to profit during a healthy mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market
  26. OAEIX,OPPAX: Oppenheimer Funds’ Top Funds for Retirement

    These four mutual funds are OppenheimerFund's best for retirement portfolios.
  27. Donald Trump’s Big Lie About the Law That ‘Threatens’ Christians

    The self-identified Presbyterian calls those who embrace the best known teachings of Jesus "schmucks."
  28. The Importance Of Life Insurance For Women

    Life insurance can be an valuable tool for women as it is helps with the transfer of wealth and securing a better financial ...
  29. How Pokémon Go Can Make Money for Nintendo (NTDOY)

    Pokemon Go has become the biggest mobile app in history, but investor should be careful not to chase the stock.
  30. The Lure of Going Independent for Advisors

    While many advisors are happy working at brand-name wirehouses, a large percentage of them have left these firms in search ...
  31. Retirement Savings Tips For 35- To 44-Year-Olds

    Learn how the "sandwich generation" can save for retirement while taking care of their kids and parents.
  32. The Top 4 Leveraged (2x & 3x) China ETFs of 2016 (YINN, YANG)

    Discover four leveraged ETFs that can be used to gain exposure to China, the world’s second-largest economy.
  33. Top 10 Must-Read Books for Finance Professionals

    Interested in the financial world? Here are some books that provide keen insight into its history and how it works.
  34. Hacker Assaults on DNC Show Importance of Cyber Security

    Investopedia tech columnist David Garrity notes that if a U.S. Presidential election is fair game to cyber warfare, one can ...
  35. 10 FinTech Companies to Watch in 2016

    These are 10 FinTech companies to watch in 2016.
  36. Student Loan Forgiveness: How Does It Work?

    With student loan debt at an all-time high, more graduates are considering loan forgiveness programs.
  37. Bill Gross: It's a Xanax Existence for the 99%

    Read about the investment letter from famed bond king Bill Gross for 2016. See how he says the 99% are living a Xanax existence ...
  38. Twitter Tools Advisors Should Consider

    Financial advisors can benefit from Twitter by leveraging these tools to take full advantage of the micro-blogging platform ...
  39. 7 Ways To Improve Your Home's Sell-ability

    Even in a down market, there are some quick and easy ways to improve the chances of selling your house.
  40. 6 Tips For Increasing Your Net Worth

    Here are the six best things you can do to increase your net worth.
  41. Should Investors Care that Stocks are Expensive?

    Coincident to the latest string of market records, another milestone was recently hit.
  42. How Did Google Co-Founder Larry Page Get Rich?

    A look at Larry Page's 10 rules for becoming successful and how he became a billionaire by age 35. He's now worth $35.7 billion. ...
  43. How to Get From Community College to Wall Street

    Community college doesn't offer an easy road to Wall Street, but it's not impossible.
  44. Rising Debt Hindering Boomers' Retirement Plans

    Boomers in pre-retirement and retirement are grappling with debt more than previous generations, which is impacting their ...
  45. 3 Misconceptions About Warren Buffett

    Learn why Warren Buffett is the man behind the curtain and how he is misunderstood regarding the ways he has adapted and ...
  46. Cheap Stocks Or Value Traps?

    The value of stocks that trade at less than cash per share can be deceiving.
  47. Businesses You Can Start For Under $1,000

    Freelance writing and consulting are just some of the small businesses that you can start with less than $1,000.
  48. 7 of the Richest Dictators In History

    These dictators obtained large amounts of wealth, often at the expense of the people they ruled.
  49. Financial Models You Can Create With Excel

    The relatively modest amount of time it takes to build these models can pay for itself by leading you to better investment ...
  50. Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage?

    Answering these five questions will help you determine whether or not to pay off your mortgage.
  51. Top 10 Cities For A Career In Finance

    Moving to one of these financial hot-spot destinations could set your career in motion.
  52. Simon Johnson on the Next Global Recession

    Simon Johnson is forecasting a "rollercoaster ride" for the world's economy.
  53. Low Rates Force Advisors to Rebuild Bond Ladders

    Prolonged low interest rates have some advisors taking a new approach with their bond-laddering strategies.
  54. 4 Medicare Open Enrollment Mistakes to Avoid

    Successfully navigating the Medicare Open Enrollment period means understanding what the rules are in order to avoid potentially ...
  55. How to Build the Biggest IRA Possible

    Tax savings are an obvious benefit of an IRA. But savvy investors can maximize their IRA returns with strategies like these.
  56. PRWCX: T Rowe Price Capital Appreciation Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    Learn about the top five largest asset holdings of the T. Rowe Price Capital Appreciation Fund and related financial metrics, ...
  57. Utilities Case Study: XLU (ETF) vs. VUIAX (Mutual Fund)

    Learn about the differences between mutual funds and exchange-traded funds. Compare and contrast a utilities sector mutual ...
  58. FSRPX: Mutual Funds to Avoid While Consumer Spending Is Weak

    Learn why U.S. consumer spending was weak in the first quarter of 2016. Discover three consumer discretionary mutual funds ...
  59. AMCPX: a Mutual Fund With Most Investment in U.S. Companies

    AMCPX: Learn about a large-cap growth fund with a 41-year track record that looks to international, mid- and small-cap stocks ...
  60. How to Raise Your Credit Score Quickly

    Here are the best tips for raising your credit score quickly.
  61. FCNTX : 3 Portfolio Managers for Growth Mutual Funds

    Learn about several long-tenured mutual fund managers focusing on growth equities, and take a closer look at their backgrounds ...
  62. Live Like a Millionaire on $3,000/Month in These 10 Countries

    A million dollars no longer guarantees luxury. So why not consider moving to one of these countries, where a high quality ...
  63. 10 Must Watch Documentaries for Finance Professionals

    Find out about some of the best documentaries that finance professionals can watch to gain a better understanding of their ...
  64. HAIAX: Top 5 Wellington Funds for Retirement Diversification

    Discover the top five Wellington Management funds for retirement diversification in 2016, with a summary and performance ...
  65. FMAGX: Are the Most Popular Mutual Funds Your Best Bet?

    Learn about the dangers that come with investing in the most popular mutual funds and discover how investors can better fill ...
  66. FSICX: Overview of Fidelity Income and Real Return Funds

    Obtain detailed information about the mutual funds that Fidelity Investments offers in the category of income and real return ...
  67. FDGRX: Fidelity Growth Company Fund's Top 5 Holdings

    Discover the top five holdings of the Fidelity Growth Company Fund, a consistent long-term performance mutual fund.
  68. Embracing a Short-Term Boring Retirement Plan

    A financial planner offers his take on retirement planning and explains how his short-term boring, long-term exciting approach ...
  69. Why Advisors Need to Offer ESG Strategies

    Advisors who ignore environmental, social and governance investing do so at their peril, particularly those who work with ...
  70. How Ivanka Trump’s Dress Bolstered Macy’s (M)

    Macy's got a shot in the arm last week when Ivanka Trump turned to twitter to promote the dress she wore at the RNC, providing ...
  71. Why Rising Household Debt Will Hurt the Economy

    Global gross debt has increased by $60 trillion since the real estate and financial market meltdown in 2008.
  72. Investment Risks You Should Take in Your 20s

    You can take more risks when investing in your 20s, but not until you do this first.
  73. Money Habits Of The Millennials

    Millennials are facing the bleakest financial future of any generation in decades, and are not likely to enjoy the same standard ...
  74. How Smart Home Systems Affect Home Values

    Smartphone-operated lighting and blinds, personalized locking systems, intelligent thermostats...do these amenities pay off ...
  75. The Cost of Buying a Taco Bell Franchise (YUM)

    A Taco Bell franchise is one of the most expensive to buy and operate in the fast food business.
  76. Best Airline for Business Class: Emirates vs. Etihad vs. Qatar

    These days, business class perks often rival those in first class. Here's a look at what lures business travelers to these ...
  77. How Students Can Start Investing for the Long Term

    College students who find themselves with extra money may want to consider investing but are unsure of where to start. This ...
  78. When Is Grad School Worth It?

    How to figure whether the payback you get from going to grad school – earnings, lifestyle, career opportunities – is worth ...
  79. China's High Debt: Bad for Competitive Advantage?

    China's economic growth has been decelerating over the past decade and credit continues to expand at a rapid pace, turning ...
  80. Millennial Investing Techniques Are Changing The Game

    Millennials are taking advantage of social media and a variety of high-tech tools to plow their wealth into investment vehicles ...
  81. Why Fee-Based Variable Annuities Are Coming Back

    The DOL rule may lead to sweeping changes in the retirement planning industry, and there will likely be more use of fee-based ...
  82. How to Pay Minimal Taxes on Retirement Assets

    Withdrawing and spending during retirement can be complicated. Here are some tips on how to manage the process in the most ...
  83. 5 Must Watch Films and Documentaries for Investment Bankers

    Discover several lesser-known films that provide more accurate glimpses into the world of investment banking than big-budget ...
  84. The Economics Behind a Trump Property

    Learn how Donald Trump actually makes most of his current revenue, not just from owned real estate but through branding using ...
  85. Nailing the Conflicts of Interest With 401(k)s

    Conflicts of interest in 401(k) plans can lead to serious losses for individual investors. This is how you can become an ...
  86. Behind Amazon's 1,772% Rise in 10 years (AMZN)

    The primary drivers behind Amazon's historical stock price growth.
  87. 5 Reasons the Rich Are Better Investors than the Average Joe

    Find out five investment secrets of rich investors that make them better at investing than the average Joe. It's nothing ...
  88. Crowdfunding: What Advisors and Clients Must Know

    Now even the most elementary investor can take a stake in a startup via a crowdfuding platform. Does that mean they should?
  89. Why Advisors Love this Non-Traded REIT

    A new type of non-traded REIT is attracting advisors and investors. This is a breakdown of the unique way in which the REIT ...
  90. Why It Pays to Front Load Your 529 Plan

    If you can, take advantage of a little-known tax break and front load your 529 plan to maximize the effect of compounding. ...
  91. What Does Comcast Own ? (CMCSA, DWA)

    A quick look at businesses owned by of the media and technology company Comcast Corporation.
  92. DODFX: Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of Schlumberger (SLB)

    Learn about the five largest mutual fund investors in giant oil services firm Schlumberger Limited.
  93. PRHSX: Risk Statistics of Health Sciences Mutual Fund

    Examine the risk metric of the T. Rowe Price Health Sciences Fund. Analyze beta, capture ratios and standard deviation to ...
  94. FSHCX, OSMAX: Overview of 3 Low-Beta Mutual Funds

    Consider low-beta ETFs to help keep your portfolio stable. When markets fluctuate sharply, these funds are designed to experience ...
  95. ASYLX,AGSIX: Top AllianceBernstein Alternative Mutual Funds

    Discover how to add diversification to a portfolio with nontraditional strategies and investments through three top mutual ...
  96. Winners and Losers of Low Natural Gas Prices

    Chemical and fertilizer manufacturers benefit from a low price for natural gas, while utilities and natural gas producers ...
  97. 3 Eaton Vance Mutual Funds with Long Track Records (EV)

    Discover three Eaton Vance mutual funds with long track records. Review brief descriptions about each fund's management and ...
  98. VTIAX: Overview of Vanguard International Stock Fund

    Explore the top largest holdings of the Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund, VTIAX.
  99. ABAEX: Top 3 AllianceBernstein Multi-asset Mutual Funds

    Explore three AllianceBernstein multi-asset mutual funds that have relatively strong Morningstar ratings and have beaten ...
  100. FFFVX, FFFEX: Overview of Fidelity Target Date Funds

    Get an overview of Fidelity's Freedom Funds, with an explanation of the strategy and a brief summary of the Freedom 2005, ...
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