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  1. 5 Unique Pure Beta ETNs to Consider (SBV, BCM)

    Learn about five unique Barclays Bank iPath Pure Beta exchange-traded notes (ETNs) and whether these ETNs are suitable for ...
  2. (QQQ) Powershares ETF: Who Is Invested?

    Discover which institutions are investing in the popular PowerShares QQQ ETF. Learn who's buying, who's selling and who owns ...
  3. Large Cap Mutual Funds: 5 Long-Term Portfolio Managers to Consider (FDGRX, TRBCX)

    Discover five mutual fund managers who have extensive investment experience, managing portfolios that have routinely outperformed ...
  4. FREEX: A Performance Case Study

    Learn about the Franklin Real Estate Securities Fund, including a historical analysis per quarter of the fund's performance ...
  5. North Carolina 529 College Savings Plan: Investment Plan Analysis

    Learn about the 529 North Carolina College Savings Plan, complete with a summary of the plan and different investment options ...
  6. 3 Expensive Global Bond Mutual Funds Worth Your While (FTIBX, AIBRX)

    Find out why these three funds with high management expense ratios may still be worth your consideration for global bond ...
  7. 5 Utilities Mutual Funds to Avoid in 2016 (FLRUX, MMUBX)

    Explore five utilities sector mutual funds that investors should avoid in 2016 due to below-average Sharpe ratios and high ...
  8. Employee Wellness Perk: For Your Financial Health

    A growing number of employers offer free financial wellness programs that supply tools to help employees handle money issues ...
  9. Do Big Soccer Tournaments Boost Market Performance?

    See why the conventional wisdom about the World Cup — that it boosts economic activity and helps local stock markets — is ...
  10. The 3 Largest Currency ETFs (UUP, EUO)

    Learn about the world's foreign exchange markets, and read about the three largest currency-focused exchanged-traded funds ...
  11. How to Plan for the Longevity Risk in Retirement

    Retirement can last a long time, which means people have to plan and prepare for the real risk of outliving their nest egg, ...
  12. Should You Buy Critical Illness Insurance?

    This type of insurance adds an extra layer of protection for those with a high-deductible health plan, but the coverage tends ...
  13. In Your 20s? Don't Risk Delays in Retirement Savings

    Saving for retirement in your 20s can be challenging, but waiting to start can put your long-term financial future at serious ...
  14. More Waiters and Bartenders Than Manufacturing Workers Spells Trouble

    Learn how jobs in bartending and waiting tables are displacing manufacturing jobs, and how this is troubling to the overall ...
  15. 401 (K) Spring Clean Up

    Spring cleaning isn't only for homes. Your 401 (K) could use an overhaul to ensure you aren't overpaying.
  16. Re-Emerging Markets?

    If you're wondering when will the emerging markets comeback be? Read on because is still young, but encouraging.
  17. The 10 Most Expensive ZIP Codes in New York State

    Though Sagaponack is first, New York City ZIP codes dominate the rest of the state on Forbes’ America’s Most Expensive ZIP ...
  18. 5 Stocks to Invest in the Decline of Oil Storage Capacity (MMP, EDP)

    Discover five stocks that may likely benefit from the decline of oil storage capacity, and learn about their core business ...
  19. Family Finances: Compare Your Family to This Study

    Despite improvements in the economy, a new report from Pew Charitable Trusts finds that household budgets are increasingly ...
  20. Is Twitter Doomed? (TWTR)

    Twitter has been reporting disappointing earnings for some quarters now. Is the stock doomed?
  21. Technology ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (XLK, VOX)

    Exercise caution before buying shares of a biotech ETF based on a belief that the biotech sector will follow the broader ...
  22. The 2 Best Mutual Funds to Short Oil (SNPIX, GRZZX)

    Discover the two best funds to short crude oil and learn which fund can help your portfolio profit when oil prices turn bearish ...
  23. 5 Exotic Mutual Funds for the Risk Taker in 2016 (VICEX, CUBA)

    Discover five potential mutual funds investments that are exotic and highly specialized, and that may add potential return ...
  24. TNA vs. TZA: Comparing Leveraged U.S. Small-Cap Equity ETFs

    Compare the differences and similarities between the Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3X ETF and the Direxion Daily Small Cap ...
  25. TPINX: Templeton Global Bond Performance Case Study

    Explore the performance of the Templeton Global Bond Fund since 2012, including the role that fluctuating currencies played ...
  26. If Verizon Bought Yahoo... (VZ, YHOO)

    Verizon wants to compete with Google and Facebook in the mobile ad space. Buying Yahoo could help them do it, but it would ...
  27. ETF Flows: Emerging Markets Bond ETFs Shedding Assets (EMB, LEMB)

    Learn about the top three exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that invest in emerging market bonds and experienced large capital ...
  28. The 3 Best ETFs to Short Global Equities (RWM, EUM)

    Learn about three global equity ETFs that profit from declining equity prices. Look at how these funds have performed and ...
  29. (BABA) Who are Alibaba's Main Competitors?

    Learn about China's dominant e-commerce company, Alibaba, including its main domestic competitor, JD.com, and other players ...
  30. How Boomer Advisors Can Groom Successors

    Boomer business owners need to start thinking about an exit strategy if they haven't yet done so. Here are some tips on grooming ...
  31. 6 Personal Finance Apps that Help Keep Costs Down

    Here's a list of popular personal finance apps that advisors may want to recommend to help clients improve the way they save, ...
  32. 4 Best Actively Managed Mutual Funds Investing in Gold (SGGDX, GOLDX)

    Learn about some of the best-performing mutual funds focused on investing in gold through an examination of returns, ratings ...
  33. Why the Fiduciary Rule is Good for All Investors

    The new fiduciary standard should help lower what middle- and lower-income investors pay, on average, to brokers for retirement ...
  34. (DIA) SPDR Dow Jones IA ETF: Who Is Invested?

    Find out which institutional investors are investing in the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF, and who is buying and ...
  35. The Top 5 Countries for Dividend Investing (WBK, BBL)

    Read about the five best foreign countries for American dividend investors, based on a ranking of their average after-tax ...
  36. The 3 Best ETFs to Short Gold (DGZ, GLL)

    Discover the best ways to gain short gold exposure, including 100% short exposure, 200% short exposure and 300% short exposure, ...
  37. Will PayPal Pay on Solid Earnings? (PYPL)

    The company has grown its active accounts by double digit percentage points year over year. A fall to single digits may weigh ...
  38. Facebook Stock Lower Ahead of Earnings (FB)

    Technology stocks have gotten punished so far this earnings season thanks to weak revenue, profits and brutal guidance. Can ...
  39. Mortgage Refinance: Brick-and-Mortar vs. Online Lender

    Understand why refinancing your mortgage might benefit you, and compare using an online lender to working with a brick-and-mortar ...
  40. Money Market Account vs. High-Interest Checking Account: Which Is Better?

    Determine whether a money market account or a high-interest checking account is better for you.
  41. Business Flyer Alert! New Rules for Multiple Stops

    Thanks to new rules, if you book a flight with multiple stops as one round trip, it may now cost more than if you book each ...
  42. The 5 Largest Japan ETFs (EWJ, DXJ)

    Discover several of the largest Japan ETFs, as measured by assets under management, and learn about the investment exposure ...
  43. Global Utilities: 4 Key Industry Players (EONGY, ENLAY)

    Discover utility companies that are global key industry players based on annual sales, and obtain a brief description and ...
  44. SPLV vs. LGLV: Comparing Low-Volatility ETFs

    Discover the major differences between two competitive low-volatility ETFs, and learn why one may be more suitable for your ...
  45. Global Health Care Technology: 5 Key Industry Players (JNJ, GSK)

    Discover how to analyze which of these top five key global health care technology industry players best suit your portfolio ...
  46. The 3 Best ProShares ETFs to Short the S&P 500 (SH, SDS)

    Discover the best three exchange-traded-funds to short the S&P 500, and learn how to avoid the negative compounding effect ...
  47. The Debt Report: The Consumer Discretionary Sector (XLY)

    Learn more about the rising role of corporate debt among the U.S. consumer discretionary sector, and why shifting monetary ...
  48. iShares Silver Trust ETF: Who Is Invested? (SLV)

    Discover the top institutional owners of the iShares Silver Trust exchange-traded fund (ETF), their exact ownership and their ...
  49. TZA: Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear ETF Performance Case Study

    Learn about the Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3x Shares ETF and the performance patterns that have emerged since its launch ...
  50. SLV: iShares Silver Trust ETF Performance Case Study

    Evaluate the performance of the iShares Silver Trust ETF since January 2012, and analyze the seasonal trends that emerge ...
  51. UCO: Crude Oil ETF Performance Case Study

    Explore how double-leveraged exposure to oil prices has affected the performance of the ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil ...
  52. ETF Flows: Japan ETFs Winning Assets (FJP, HEWJ)

    Learn about the factors currently affecting the Japanese economy, and discover which Japan-focused ETFs are drawing the most ...
  53. (SH) ProShares Short S&P 500 ETF: Who Is Invested?

    Find out which institutions are investing in the ProShares Short S&P 500 ETF and who's buying, who's selling, and who holds ...
  54. VGSIX: A Performance Case Study

    Find information relating to Vanguard REIT Index Fund including an overview, historical performance analysis and price trends ...
  55. 3 Infrastructure ETFs Worth Considering (IGF, NFRA)

    Discover the infrastructure asset class and why it may be a good addition to your portfolio, and learn about three unique ...
  56. 3 Large-Cap Value Mutual Funds for Bull and Bear Markets (MLVEX, FBCVX)

    Explore the large-cap value mutual funds that have captured at least 96% of the S&P 500's returns over the last three years ...
  57. Earnings Guide: 3 Insights to Consider in U.S. Markets (QCOM, V)

    Assess current earnings trends that affect financial decisions in today's volatile market, focusing on ratios, dividends ...
  58. 3 Reasons Global Bond ETFs Should Be in Your Portfolio (GHYG, GTIP)

    Learn about the global bond market and discover three reasons to include this asset class in your portfolio, along with two ...
  59. Wal-Mart Stock: An Earnings Case Study (WMT)

    Examine Wal-Mart's earnings history and outlook. Analyze financial data to determine which factors are driving performance ...
  60. 2 Cybersecurity ETFs to Consider (CIBR, HACK)

    Consider these two cybersecurity ETFs. Cybercrime is among the the top five global risks, and the cybersecurity market is ...
  61. Mergers & Acquisitions Report: 2 Trends in the Market

    Learn what attracts buyers and sellers into today's M&A market, as well as what trends are emerging in 2016 by sector and ...
  62. The Top Multi-Asset Exchange-traded Funds

    The importance of an effective diversification cannot be stressed enough. Established multi-asset ETFs can help to increase ...
  63. Should You Buy or Build a Home?

    You're ready for a new house. Should you buy it or build it? Here's how to think through the pros and cons, whether it's ...
  64. 4 ETFs to Play the New Iran Deal (XOP, XLFS)

    Learn which industries may benefit from the Iran nuclear deal, and discover the exchange-traded funds that can be used to ...
  65. When a 401(k) Hardship Withdrawal Makes Sense

    If you've exhausted all other avenues, there are ways to withdraw funds before age 59½ – sometimes without the 10% penalty ...
  66. 3 Differences Between Average Joe and Mr. High Net Worth

    Take a look at how income levels and financial circumstances dictate decisions for today's eclectic group of market advisors ...
  67. Nike Stock: An Earnings Case Study (NKE)

    Analyze Nike's historical earnings to determine which factors are driving profit. Assess income performance and consensus ...
  68. Trends in Capital Flows: Fixed Income

    Explore capital flow data to discover trends in the fixed-income market, and learn what mutual fund and ETF holdings indicate ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. The Biggest Commodity Exchange-traded Funds

    Exchange-traded commodity funds provide interested investors an easy opportunity to participate in this less traditional ...
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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’ ...
  75. 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 ...
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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 ...
  78. 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 ...
  79. 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 ...
  80. The 3 Largest US-traded Australia ETFs

    Australia’s appeal as an investment destination for prospective investors is incessant. ETFs are undoubtedly an interesting ...
  81. 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 ...
  82. About Investopedia's Advisor Insights

    For the many financial advisors who have shown interest in Investopedia's new Advisor Insights platform, here are answers ...
  83. 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?
  84. 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 ...
  85. (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 ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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 ...
  88. 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 ...
  89. 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 ...
  90. FEZ vs. IEV: Comparing Europe ETFs

    Discover and compare two European exchange-traded funds. Learn about their purpose, strategy, characteristics and investor ...
  91. 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 ...
  92. 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.
  93. 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 ...
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. 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 ...
  97. GoPro Stock Falls on High Inventory Fears (GPRO)

    It's not looking as if the analyst community is onboard with GoPro's turnaround efforts.
  98. 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. ...
  99. 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 ...
  100. 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 ...
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