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  1. VGSIX: Vanguard REIT Index Fund Portfolio Trends in 2016

    Evaluate the composition of the Vanguard REIT Index Fund, and evaluate how the fund's makeup has evolved between March 2 ...
  2. Apple May Up Dividend to Match Microsoft, Cisco (AAPL, MSFT)

    Apple's slow-growth status may compel CEO Tim Cook to get the company's yield inline with other Dow Jones tech bellwethers ...
  3. Ambarella Gets Upgrade Despite GoPro (AMBA, GPRO)

    Based on Morgan Stanley's price target, AMBA stock, which has a consensus buy rating, is expected to deliver premiums of ...
  4. Married with Money? Avoid These Costly Mistakes

    High net worth couples face more complex challenges than others when managing wealth. Try to avoid these easy-to-make errors. ...
  5. ETF Flows: Europe ETFs Shedding Assets (HEDJ, EZU)

    Discover five exchange-traded funds that invest in stocks of European companies and experienced large year-to-date capital ...
  6. 3 Best High-Yielding TIPS Bond Mutual Funds (HARRX, IBRIX)

    Learn how to protect a portion of your portfolio against the effects of inflation, and discover three different investments ...
  7. IEV iShares Europe ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    Discover the top five holdings of the iShares Europe ETF, which come from Switzerland, the United Kingdom and France.
  8. 5 Best Free Online Tools for ETF Investors (VDF, XLE)

    Make educated decisions by utilizing some of the numerous free online resources for investors and traders, brought on by ...
  9. FMAGX: Fidelity Magellan Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    Learn which companies are among the top 5 holdings of the Fidelity® Magellan® Fund and get an overview of each company's ...
  10. The 5 Cheapest iShares ETFs to Date in 2016 (ITOT, IVV)

    Learn about BlackRock's iShares family of exchange-traded funds and discover which of the company's ETFs carry the lowest ...
  11. DODBX: Dodge & Cox Balanced Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    See the top five holdings in the top-performing Dodge & Cox Balanced Fund. This mutual fund was launched in 1931 and has ...
  12. 4 Reasons ETFs Might Be Good for Your 401(k)

    Should you include ETFs in your 401(k)? Perhaps. But there are cautions to observe, particularly if you intend to day trade ...
  13. Best Careers for College Grads in 2016

    College students, new grads and adults looking to retool should check out this list of hot careers.
  14. What to Expect at Microsoft Build Conference 2016 (MSFT)

    The Microsoft Build conference offers the firm the chance to court developers and showcase its latest technology advancements. ...
  15. Retirees: Make More Money as a Peer-to-Peer Lender

    With interest rates keeping traditional investment returns low, peer-to-peer lending offers retirees a chance for higher ...
  16. How Big Is the Underground Economy in America?

    While the U.S. has a relatively small underground economy compared to the OECD average, since the global financial crisis ...
  17. Weird Diversification and Brand Extension Strategies

    Pepsi phones, Coke wine: when should companies embark on diversification and brand extension strategies (from the mundane ...
  18. 5 Steps to Getting Started in Investing

    “How do I start investing?” It’s a complex question and there's a lot to consider. Here's how to lay a foundation for success.
  19. A Key Tip for Making Your Nest Egg Last Longer

    Retirees who don't want to deplete their nest eggs during a bear market should make sure to do the following.
  20. How Much is a Financial Planner Worth?

    Does it really pay to work with a Certified Financial Planner?
  21. 2 Real Estate ETFs Winning Assets (VNQ, RWR)

    Discover two exchange-traded funds that invest in real estate operating companies and witnessed year-to-date capital inflows ...
  22. Oil Producers Not Alone in Downturn

    Upstream oil producers are not the only ones feeling the pressure from low oil prices. Midstream and offshore players are ...
  23. Do Robo-Advisors Really Act in Your Best Interest?

    The Robo Advisor movement with its simplicity, hi-tech efficiency, and low cost has gained the attention of the general investing ...
  24. How to Access Hedge Fund Strategies via ETFs (QAI)

    ETFs that track hedge funds haven’t been performing that well as a group, though they are still outperforming individual ...
  25. The Most Shorted Stocks and ETF (PFE,SPY,CHK,S)

    These stocks and ETF are heavily shorted and have been rallying at breakneck speed. Will it continue?
  26. VTIVX: Vanguard Retirement 2045 Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    Discover a mutual fund designed for individuals wishing to retire on or around the year 2045, and learn the details of the ...
  27. The Semiconductor Industry is Consolidating Again (INTC)

    Shrinking transistors are leading to a consolidating semiconductor industry.
  28. How Advisors Can Get the Best Price for Their Firm

    Selling your financial advisory practice is one of the most important transactions you will complete. Here's how to be sure ...
  29. 7 Top IRA Strategies for Your Clients

    With IRA season in full swing, advisors should consider these seven strategies for clients.
  30. How Will the Fiduciary Rule Impact Robo-Advisors?

    Robo-advisors appear to be primed to profit from the DOL's proposed fiduciary rule, although there are many questions yet ...
  31. Fiduciary Rule Prompts New Tech Products

    In the wake of the upcoming fiduciary rule, financial technology firms are rolling out products to help advisors comply. ...
  32. Three ETFs/ETNs to Profit From Low Volatility

    The CBOE's Volatility Index has been at lows since February. Here are three ETFs that are shorting a future rise in the S&P ...
  33. Here's Why Apple Won't Buy Pandora's Plunge (AAPL, P)

    Pandora doesn't have a sound business that Apple wants. Nor does Pandora have any assets worth any premium to Apple that ...
  34. Yahoo Sets April 11 Deadline for Takeout Bids (YHOO)

    It is now clear Yahoo management no longer believes it can operate as a standalone company.
  35. VGPMX: Vanguard Metals and Mining Fund Portfolio Trends in 2016

    Evaluate the composition of the Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Fund, and study how its makeup has evolved between March ...
  36. VWELX: Overview of Vanguard Wellington Fund

    Learn about the Vanguard Wellington Fund Investor Shares, including its portfolio composition, performance and management.
  37. ETF Flows: Emerging Market Equity ETFs Shedding Assets (EEM, VWO)

    Discover five exchange-traded funds that invest in emerging market equities and experienced large year-to-date capital outflows ...
  38. Consumer Discretionary ETFs Shedding Assets (AMZN, WMT)

    Learn about five consumer discretionary exchange-traded funds that experienced the largest year-to-date capital outflows ...
  39. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Japan Equity Mutual Funds (BAFJX, DFJSX)

    Discover three of the highest dividend-paying equity mutual funds that focus on the Japanese markets, and learn about some ...
  40. 3 U.S. Equity Vanguard Funds Reducing Fees in 2016 (VHDYX, VDEQX)

    Discover three Vanguard mutual funds invested in U.S. equity securities that had their expense ratios lowered, effective ...
  41. 4 Dividend ETFs for Your Watch List (VIG,DVY,VYM)

    These four dividend ETFs can help simplify your investing strategy.
  42. No, Yahoo is Not Really Worth $10B (YHOO)

    Yahoo's for sale and they're asking $10 billion. But that's not what they're worth.
  43. What It Takes to Be Confident About Retiring

    Six out of 10 Americans have at least some confidence in their ability to have a comfortable retirement. Do this to join ...
  44. 3 Tax Things to Consider for Your Investment Portfolio

    If you are getting frenetic with the tax season and haven't seen the connection between taxes and investments, here are three ...
  45. 3 Wealth Management Rules for Female Investors

    When a high net worth individual is a woman, research says she may face additional challenges in managing her portfolio to ...
  46. 4 Ways to Get International Exposure in Your Portfolio

    International investing provides diversification, which is needed these days. When it comes to investing in foreign stocks, ...
  47. FREEX: Overview of Franklin Real Estate Securities Fund

    Learn about the Franklin Real Estate Securities Fund, a real estate sector fund that can provide excellent diversification ...
  48. (Re)emerging Markets?

    Find out why after a volatile 2015, many investors seem to be returning to emerging markets (EM).
  49. The Case for Dividend Growers

    In the search for quality income, there is one area to consider as a potential investment opportunity this year—dividend ...
  50. Why Advisors Need to Learn to Love Online Reviews

    Few websites provide reviews of advisors but that could soon change with the SEC revising some of its rules. Here's how to ...
  51. How to Evaluate Smart Beta ETF Strategies

    ETF providers are rolling out new smart beta products at a rapid pace. Here are some ways to evaluate them.
  52. Longevity Annuities: A Salve for Volatility?

    Recent market volatility has led some investors to take a second look at longevity annuities. Here's when they are a good ...
  53. Man Group: Investment Manager Highlight (EMG.L)

    Learn more about Man Group, a London-based investment manager, and the four investment divisions that handle its product ...
  54. Why Advisors Are Likely to See More Fee Compression

    Advisors have experienced fee compression for years. Here's why that is likely to continue.
  55. AMECX: Overview of American Funds Income Fund of America

    Learn about the American Funds Income Fund of America, a moderate-allocation fund that focuses on safe income strategies ...
  56. BlackRock Suspends IAU ETF Issuance

    Dig deeper into the March 4 suspension of new share issuances by BlackRock's iShares Gold Trust Fund, and why the investment ...
  57. 5 Reasons to Pay Attention to UnitedHealth's Financials (UNH)

    Find out why you should care about the financial statements for UnitedHealth Group, the nation's leading health carrier, ...
  58. Is Warren Buffett Down on His Kinder Morgan Bet? (KMI, BRK.A)

    Assessing how Buffett's KMI trade might have so far performed has revealed why his acquisition might have been mistimed. ...
  59. Netflix Caps Video Streams on AT&T, Verizon Customers (NFLX, T)

    Netflix wanted to “protect consumers from exceeding mobile data caps,” which it says may discourage future viewing.
  60. Google's Cloudy Strategy Gets Clearer (GOOGL)

    Google, the No.4 player in cloud infrastructure services with 4% market share in 2015, last week announced plans to open ...
  61. Why UnitedHealth Took Longer to Enter the Public Exchange (UNH)

    Discover why the country's largest insurer, UnitedHealth Group, was late to join the Obamacare public insurance exchanges, ...
  62. IAG vs. Air France-KLM: Why IAG is Flying High in Europe

    Find out why shares of IAG outperformed Air France in 2014 and 2015. Explore the important operational metrics and financial ...
  63. How China Is Affecting BP's Bottom Line

    Discover how and why China's economy is so important to BP plc's financial health and what a slowdown of the country's economy ...
  64. Should Tata Motors Focus on Retail Expansion or Quality? (TTM)

    Find out why Tata Motors saw a decline in its cars' sales in recent years. Tata cars failed international safety standards, ...
  65. The 3 Fastest Growing Vanguard ETFs (VOO)

    Discover three exchange-traded funds managed by the Vanguard Group that witnessed their assets under management grow most ...
  66. The Future of Video: Viacom, Time Warner, and Disney (NFLX, VIAB)

    Learn how Viacom, Time Warner and Disney, three giants of the TV industry, are trying to keep up with the evolution of TV ...
  67. 3 Vanguard EAFE Funds That Reduced Fees in 2016 (VMMSX, VFWIX)

    Read about three international equity mutual funds administered and advised by Vanguard whose expense ratios were lowered, ...
  68. The 3 Best ETFs to Bet On a U.S. Shale Industry Rebound (XES, PSCE)

    Learn three ETF strategies and corresponding ETFs to bet on a rebound for U.S. shale oil, including indirect plays, hedging ...
  69. How Intuit's Transition to the Cloud Has Driven Revenue Growth (INTU)

    Learn how Intuit is transitioning its users to the cloud, and how the company's revenue growth is being affected in the short ...
  70. Analyzing Cliffs Natural Resources’ Return on Equity (CLF)

    Understand how declining sales, earnings and losses have affected Cliffs Natural Resources' ROE, and the lasting impact of ...
  71. Top 5 Companies Owned by American Express (JBLU, FLWS)

    Read about the most important subsidiaries of American Express Company, including two banks, an insurance company and a fraud ...
  72. AEW Capital Management: Investment Manager Highlight

    Read about the real estate investment manager AEW Capital Management, and learn more about the kinds of market exposure its ...
  73. Why Now May Be the Moment to Get In On Value

    Find out why the market’s almost immediate plunge to start 2016 cast a pall over what might have been shiny prospects for ...
  74. Brookfield Asset Management: Investment Manager Highlight (BAM, BEP)

    Learn about Brookfield Asset Management, and find out about the asset management company's leadership team and investing ...
  75. Top 4 Companies Owned by JPMorgan (JPM)

    Read about JPMorgan Chase & Company's main operating subsidiaries, including its retail and investment banking operations ...
  76. Neuberger Berman: Investment Manager Highlight

    Read about Neuberger Berman, one of the world's largest employee-owned asset management companies, where employees invest ...
  77. Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of Johnson Controls (JCI, TYC)

    Discover the five largest mutual fund investors in Johnson Controls a 130 -year -old manufacturing company engaged in a tax ...
  78. ANCFX: Overview of American Funds Fundamental Investors Fund

    Discover American Funds Fundamental Investors Fund, a large-cap stock fund with excellent long-term returns. Learn about ...
  79. American Century: Investment Manager Highlight

    Discover American Century Investments, a uniquely socially responsible asset management firm that only does asset management ...
  80. FLPSX: Overview of Fidelity Low-Priced Stock Fund

    Get an overview of the Fidelity Low-Priced Stock Fund, including the fund's investment philosophy, performance history and ...
  81. VFIFX: Overview of Vanguard Target Retirement 2050 Fund

    Explore the Vanguard Target Retirement 2050 Fund and its investment objective, portfolio composition, management, performance ...
  82. 3 Vanguard Funds That Are Increasing Fees (VWNDX, VTRIX)

    Learn about three mutual funds administered and managed by the Vanguard Group with expense ratios that increased on Feb. ...
  83. 3 Global Equity Vanguard Funds Reducing Fees in 2016 (VTWSX, VMVFX)

    Discover three mutual funds administered by the Vanguard Group that invest in global equities and whose expense ratios were ...
  84. Goldman Sachs Flip Flops On Gold (GS)

    Find out about Goldman Sachs' latest flip-flop on its short-term forecast for gold and the possible reason why it happens ...
  85. The Ultimate Bull: Laszlo Birinyi's Bet on the S&P

    Find out about stock market guru Laszlo Birinyi's latest forecast and why he is so optimistic about the future of the stock ...
  86. Top 4 Mutual Fund Holders of YUM! Brands, Inc. (YUM, VTSMX)

    Discover the top four largest mutual fund holders of YUM! Brands shares, and determine if their investment strategy can help ...
  87. Analyzing Ambarella's Return on Equity (AMBA, GPRO)

    Learn how Ambarella, Inc. ranks among its peers for return-on-equity performance and how it can be used to forecast performance ...
  88. Partners Group: Investment Manager Highlight (PGHN)

    Get an inside look at some of the key executives and the investment approach of the global private equity investment firm ...
  89. Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of Waste Management (WM, AMECX)

    Discover which mutual funds own the largest positions in Waste Management, and learn about the investment style and strategy ...
  90. Solar City's 3 Key Financial Ratios (SCTY)

    Learn about SolarCity Corporation and its three key financial ratios that will help you understand its business and financial ...
  91. Pros & Cons of Managing Your 401(k) Yourself

    The decision to manage your 401(k) investments should not be made lightly. These pros and cons will help you determine if ...
  92. ‘18-Hour Cities’: The Next Big Thing for Real Estate Investors

    The rise of the ‘18-hour city’ is the latest trend to hit real estate – with high growth potential for investors.
  93. What if You Had Invested $10,000 at 2008's Low?

    If you had invested $10,000 at the bottom of the financial crisis in 2008, what would your return be?
  94. Safeway: An Activist Investment Analysis (SWY)

    Find out how Barry Rosenstein and hedge fund Jana Partners pushed Safeway into a change of ownership despite its controversial ...
  95. FMAGX: Overview of Fidelity Magellan Fund

    Analyze the Fidelity Magellan Fund, including its investment philosophy, performance history and manager biographies.
  96. TPINX: Overview of Templeton Global Bond Fund

    Learn more about the Templeton Global Bond A Fund, a 30-plus year-old world bond fund with an aggressive slant and a history ...
  97. The 5 Biggest Chinese Software Companies (CHL, TCEHY)

    Read about the five largest and most influential software companies in China, including a new startup considered to be an ...
  98. (IWM) iShares Russell 2000 ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    Learn about the IWM iShares Russell 2000 ETF. This includes an analysis of its top five holdings along with their corresponding ...
  99. How the Affordable Care Act Affects UnitedHealth's Profits (UNH)

    Find out why the public exchanges in the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, cost America's largest insurance ...
  100. What Over-Levered Companies Can Learn from Halcon Resources (HK)

    Learn about Halcon Resources' 2015 debt restructuring. Find out why these measures were necessary and how successful the ...
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