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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. Global Transportation: Exploring Revenue Trends and Fundamentals

    Explore the geographic trends in global transportation sector revenues, and discover the factors that influence revenue contribution ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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, ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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.
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. Microsoft Stock: An Earnings Case Study (MSFT)

    Examine Microsoft's historic and forecast earnings. Analyze the factors driving recent EPS performance and shaping consensus ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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 ...
  34. Citigroup Cuts U.S. Growth Forecast

    After the recently published IMF forecast report, major banks like Citigroup are also cutting growth projections for the ...
  35. (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 ...
  36. 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.
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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?
  40. 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' ...
  41. What Will Sanders' Veto on Fracking Cost Us?

    Bernie Sanders' ban against fracking practices will protect the earth but it will cost voters.
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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.
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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.
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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.
  57. 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. ...
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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, ...
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. Europe Equity ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (EWN, DFE)

    Discover how Europe exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are performing year-to-date in 2016, and learn which are the best and worst ...
  66. Lowe's Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (LOW, HD)

    Learn information about the five companies that derive the most of their revenues from Lowe’s home renovation and supply ...
  67. This Is What Carlos Slim's Portfolio Looks Like (GCARSOA1, PEP)

    Find out how the once-richest man in the world, Carlos Slim, invests his money to ensure that he doesn't lose his billionaire ...
  68. How Aetna and Humana Benefited from UnitedHealth's Decisions (UNH, AET)

    Find out how industry giant UnitedHealth Group Inc. spurred an industry-wide change to how insurers are looking at future ...
  69. VGENX: A Performance Case Study

    Learn about Vanguard Energy Fund’s historical performance. Find out about the fund's gain and loss trends by quarter over ...
  70. (ADP) Who are ADP's Main Competitors?

    Explore ADP's primary competitors in its two major segments, with brief descriptions of the scale and offerings of companies ...
  71. Microsoft Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (MSFT, YHOO)

    Discover the five key suppliers that keep Microsoft's cloud strategy on track, and learn which suppliers could help your ...
  72. ABALX: Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    Discover the five largest holdings in the American Funds American Balanced A Fund, along with key performance metrics for ...
  73. J.C Penney's 7 Most Profitable Lines of Business (JCP)

    Explore the profitability mix across J.C. Penney’s seven largest divisions and how they are responsible for the company’s ...
  74. Google Stock: An Earnings Case Study (GOOGL)

    Analyze Alphabet's recent and historical earnings. Learn about the business trends that influence financial results and analyst ...
  75. Bridgewater Associates: Investment Manager Highlight

    Discover the investment methodologies of Ray Dalio's Bridgewater Associates, the world's largest and most profitable hedge ...
  76. VTI: An ETF Performance Case Study

    Evaluate the performance of the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF from 2012 to present, and identify seasonal trends in the ...
  77. DODFX: A Risk Statistics Case Study

    Explore the risk metrics of mutual fund DODFX. Learn how beta, R-squared, capture ratios and standard deviation measure systematic ...
  78. Target Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (TGT)

    Learn where the majority of Target Corporation's suppliers operate and the top five individual suppliers that generate most ...
  79. Altria Group vs. Reynolds American: Which Is Better for My Portfolio?

    Find out whether Altria or Reynolds American is a better high-dividend yielding consumer defensive "sin stock" to add to ...
  80. This Is What Jack Ma's Portfolio Looks Like (BABA, BRK.B)

    Discover what Jack Ma, one of China's biggest billionaires, has in his portfolio and how he structures his investments using ...
  81. Charles Schwab vs. Employee Fiduciary: Comparing Small Business 401(k) Providers

    Learn about the key differences between Charles Schwab and Employee Fiduciary 401(k) plans in terms of company structure, ...
  82. Kinder Morgan's 6 Most Profitable Lines of Business (KMI)

    Read about Kinder Morgan's 2015 profitability and the relative importance of each segment. This illuminates changes by comparing ...
  83. Where Does John Templeton Keep His Money?

    Learn how John Templeton pioneered the idea of globally diversified funding where the investor hordes his money in companies ...
  84. (VRX) Who are Valeant's Main Competitors?

    Learn which companies Valeant is likely watching closely, since it is known for acquiring companies for their products rather ...
  85. Comparing Consultants: Nomura vs. Willis Towers Watson (NRILY, WLTW)

    Investigate the similarities and differences between two of the world's largest consultants, Nomura Research Institute and ...
  86. What eBay's Valuation Means for PayPal (EBAY, PYPL)

    Discover why eBay had such a high valuation when it separated from PayPal in July 2015, and what effects the separation had ...
  87. Top 3 Companies Owned by Valeant (VRX)

    Learn more about Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. and three of the top companies that Valeant owns or operates ...
  88. The Debt Report: The Industrials Sector

    Discover how industrial companies in the United States have added more debt since the Great Recession, which could spell ...
  89. FireEye's 2 Most Profitable Lines of Business (FEYE)

    Learn more about the security software firm FireEye, including its most profitable lines of business and how these businesses ...
  90. Top 3 Companies Working with Delta (DAL)

    Learn more about major American airline Delta Air Lines and discover some of the major companies that have formed a partnership ...
  91. AMC vs. Regal Entertainment: Which Is Better for My Portfolio?

    Compare the stock performances of AMC Entertainment Holdings and Regal Entertainment Group before betting on AMC’s merger ...
  92. Goldman Sachs Expects Three Rate Hikes in 2016 (GS)

    Explore the factors surrounding the Fed's recent decision to forgo raising interest rates and uncover Goldman Sachs' prediction ...
  93. Amazon Stock: An Earnings Case Study (AMZN)

    Read this earnings analysis on Amazon, including comments on the company's historical earnings and breakdown of past and ...
  94. 3 Thoughts from Deutsche Bank on U.S. Airline Stocks (DB, DAL)

    Explore the near- and long-term outlooks for the airline industry, and discover why Deutsche Bank analyst Michael Linenburg ...
  95. GM Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (AXL, MEI)

    Learn more about five of the key suppliers that provide automotive parts and component systems to the General Motors Company ...
  96. AQR Capital Management: Investment Manager Highlight

    Discover the investment strategies and secrets of hedge fund powerhouse AQR Capital Management LLC in the alternative investment ...
  97. Your Bag's Lost. Shouldn't They Refund Your Luggage Fee?

    If they lose or delay your luggage, you’re due a refund of your luggage fee. Or are you? In 2016, most airlines seem to think ...
  98. The 5 Most Hackable Cars for Cyber-Crooks

    Yes, if you drive a high-tech vehicle it's likely to be vulnerable. Here's what you need to know – and do – to prevent being ...
  99. 6 Timeless Trading Lessons from Jack Schwager

    Our new columnist Aaron Fifield shares highlighs of his chat with renowned trading expert Jack Schwager,
  100. Mick McLaughlin's Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes (DB, BLK)

    Learn about the path Mick McLaughlin took from his first job as a financial advisor to the head of distribution for the Deutsche ...
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