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  1. The Top 5 Bank Stocks for 2016 (BBT, BK)

    Learn about five financial institutions that are poised to benefit from a strengthening U.S. economy and possible higher ...
  2. Taxes 101 for Retirees

    Retirees who don't understand the tax rules regarding their income may end up with a higher tax liability.
  3. Best Ways to Tap Into New York City Real Estate

    New York is known for its real estate investment opportunities. Here are three ways you can invest in the city's real estate ...
  4. Income Relating: Who Pays More for Medicare?

    You can retire, but you can never retire from income tax planning.
  5. 3 Ways to Play Gold at $1000 (GLD, GDX)

    Gold ended 2015 within 100-points of 1000 and could bounce at that psychological level in 2016.
  6. How to Pick the Right Stockbroker

    A stockbroker can play an invaluable role in growing your investments, but not all brokers are created equally. Use this ...
  7. Favorite Rewards Credit Cards for 2016

    These credit card companies take different approaches to reward you for making purchases you'd have made anyway. The key ...
  8. The Top 6 Companies In Crude Tanker Business

    Investopedia provides a list of the top companies which are in the business of moving the crude oil across the globe
  9. The Top 5 ETFs to Track the Hang Seng for 2016 (EWH, FXI)

    Learn about ETFs that allow access to Hong Kong equities for investors seeking exposure to Hang Seng Index stocks traded ...
  10. The Top 5 ETFs to Track the Euro Stoxx 50 for 2016 (FEZ, HFEZ)

    Learn about a handful of the world's top ETFs designed to provide exposure to large-cap eurozone equities through the EURO ...
  11. 3 Income-Oriented Investments That are Top Bets for Retirement in 2016 (MO, JNJ)

    Discover the three best income investments for 2016. Learn how to protect yourself and profit from Federal Reserve interest ...
  12. Top Estate Planning Beneficiary Mistakes to Avoid

    Asset transfer can be fraught with twists, but adhering to a few practical procedures can go a long way in navigating these ...
  13. Financial Boiler Rooms Today: Real-World Examples

    High-pressure sales environments pitching inflated penny stocks or faux companies exist and cost investors millions every ...
  14. 2016’s Three Most Expensive U.S. Retirement Cities

    Think twice before you decide to retire to New York, Honolulu or San Francisco. Talking to a financial planner can help you ...
  15. How Advisors Can Make Sure Clients Diversify

    A look at how advisors can help clients build properly diversified portfolios to balance risk and return.
  16. Why Healthcare Planning is Vital to Retirement

    Retirement planning is also about healthcare planning. Here's how to factor it all in.
  17. 4 Best Coffee Stocks for 2016 (SBUX, DNKN)

    Discover the best coffee stocks that can give your returns a caffeinated lift, and learn whether Starbucks has any real competition.
  18. Using Insurance in a Business Succession Plan

    How to use life and disability insurance to help fund a business succession or buyout plan.
  19. A Strategy for Managing Volatile Markets

    In the midst of market ups-and-downs, it can be difficult to know how to invest: the urge to take a deeper dive (or withdraw ...
  20. IWM: iShares Russell 2000 Index ETF

    Find out more about the iShares Russell 2000 exchange-traded fund, or ETF, the characteristics of this ETF and its suitability ...
  21. 3 Popular Consumers Stocks in 2015 (AMZN, SBUX)

    Find out what makes Amazon, Starbucks and The Home Depot three popular consumer stocks in 2015 and how they may remain so ...
  22. 5 Investments You Should Think Twice About

    Some investments may sound good on paper but they can end up doing more harm than good to your portfolio in the long run. ...
  23. 3 Ways Retirees Can Generate Income From Investments

    Retirement can last a long time, which means people not only have to save for retirement but see it generate income. Thankfully ...
  24. Long-Term Care: How Technology Can Defray the Cost

    The chances of needing long-term care are high which means an added and costly expense. Thankfully technology can play a ...
  25. How to Lower Refinance Closing Costs

    Refinancing a mortgage can save you money but it isn't free. There are closing costs associated with a refinance and how ...
  26. 10 Stocks That Stand to Benefit From the Rise of Virtual Reality

    Earlier attempts at virtual reality failed, but 2016 promises to usher in a new generation of virtual reality technology ...
  27. How Advisors Can Truly Connect with Clients

    The most successful advisors have the ability to genuinely connect with their clients. Here's how they do it.
  28. What Are the Pros and Cons of Fixed-Income ETFs? (BND, AGG)

    Like all investments, fixed-income ETFs have their pros and cons. But do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
  29. These 25 Stocks Are Dividend Superstars (NVDA, MA)

    These 25 stocks are dividend superstars, but only four should be on your radar.
  30. What the Fiduciary Proposal Means for Annuities

    If the DOL's fiduciary proposal is approved in its current form, it will have a huge impact on the way annuities are sold. ...
  31. Bond Sectors to Avoid in 2016 (HYG, JNK)

    Predicting the future in high-yield bonds is easy, yet many investors will probably refuse to listen. Here's why.
  32. The Top 4 Software Stocks for 2016 (CRM, ADBE)

    Discover the top four software stocks for 2016. These companies are poised to deliver rapid growth based on their solid earnings ...
  33. What I Got Right (and Wrong) in 2015

    This year was distinct for two, contradictory reasons: rising volatility and stagnant returns, at least in the United States. ...
  34. The Top 5 Small Cap Bank Stocks for 2016 (SFNC, HBHC)

    Find out more about the top five small-cap bank stocks for 2016, and learn why they are expected to rise after the Fed's ...
  35. What Role Should Annuities Play in Retirement?

    Fixed annuities can provide income protection for those worried about outliving their assets. But don't buy a bigger policy ...
  36. The Top 3 Hardware Stocks for 2016 (NTGR, MSFT)

    Discover the top three hardware tech stocks for 2016, including one bargain-priced blue chip Warren Buffet is crazy about ...
  37. The Top 5 Entertainment Stocks for 2016 (NFLX, WYNN)

    Discover the top five entertainment stocks for 2016, including one across-the-board winner and three value stocks poised ...
  38. The Top 5 Dividend Paying Retail Stocks for 2016 (M, GPS)

    Learn about five retail merchants that have dividends policies with attractive dividend yields after a sell-off of stocks ...
  39. Where Investors Have Turned Optimistic

    The old adage “familiarity breeds contempt” helps explain the “love-hate” relationship most investors have with their home ...
  40. The Top 5 Gold Stocks for 2016 (AUY, AEM)

    Discover five top gold miners for 2016 and what factors positioned these companies to be successful even if gold prices remain ...
  41. The Top 5 Retail Stocks for 2016 (AMZN, EXPR)

    Discover the top five retail stocks for 2016, including two big household names and one small-cap apparel stock currently ...
  42. 4 Online Broker Stocks For Your Portfolio In 2016 (AMTD, ETFC)

    Should you use your online broker to invest in your online broker's own publicly traded stocks?
  43. How Safe Is Traveling in France?

    Don't tear up your plane tickets to la belle France in the wake of the November terrorist attacks. But do heed these tips ...
  44. Three Disney Business Segments Investors Should Watch

    The Walt Disney Company (DIS) reported fourth quarter and full year earnings for fiscal 2014 on November 5th and the house ...
  45. 3 Brands Owned by the S.C. Johnson Family (JOUT)

    An overview of three companies that are owned by Johnson Family Enterprises.
  46. The Top 4 Platinum ETFs for 2016 (PPLT, PTM)

    Examine the available exchange-traded fund investments that offer investors direct exposure to the platinum market in the ...
  47. The 3 Best Online Shopping Cart Software Programs for Your Business

    Learn about several of the best and easiest software options available to add an online shopping cart to an existing business ...
  48. The Top 5 Micro-Cap Restaurant Stocks for 2016 (KONA, ARKR)

    Check out these five restaurant stocks with micro-cap market capitalizations of between $50 million and $300 million. Each ...
  49. 3 ETF Strategies for Growth in the Middle East for 2016 (EIS, GULF)

    Learn about the state of the Middle East, the risks that face the region in 2016 and the top three ETFs that should be considered ...
  50. The Top 3 Biotechnology Stocks for 2016 (AMGN, VRX)

    Find out more about the top three biotechnology stocks to consider in 2016, and learn about their characteristics and why ...
  51. The Top 4 Small-Cap Oil Stocks for 2016 (ALDW, ALJ)

    Discover detailed analyses of the top four oil stocks in 2016, and learn about their fundamentals and why they may be poised ...
  52. What You Should Know About Convertible Bonds

    As investors continue to seek yield in the current market, it's now a good time to bring up an often overlooked asset class—the ...
  53. Traveling to Los Angeles on a Budget

    Understand why you do not have to break your budget to vacation in Los Angeles, despite the city's reputation as a playground ...
  54. 3 Economic Challenges Japan Faces in 2016

    Understand the important challenges for Shinzo Abe and the Bank of Japan to help Japan's economy escape deflation in the ...
  55. The Top 5 Small-Cap Value Mutual Funds for 2016

    Understand how small-cap value equities offer opportunities for capital appreciation, and discover the best small-cap value ...
  56. Procter & Gamble's 3 Key Financial Ratios (PG)

    Understand how sales growth has become a bigger challenge for Procter & Gamble and what impact it has on the company's profitability ...
  57. 5 Popular Stocks with Short Squeeze Potential (FIT, GME)

    A short squeeze can lead to big gains and make your year (if the risks aren't too great). Here are five stocks with short ...
  58. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Value Mutual Funds for 2016

    Understand how mid-cap value stocks play a role in strategic asset allocation, and learn the best mid-cap value mutual funds ...
  59. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Growth Mutual Funds for 2016

    Understand how mid-cap growth equities play a part in asset allocation, and discover the best mid-cap growth funds to consider ...
  60. The Top 5 Equity Mutual Funds for 2016

    Understand how equity securities can enhance an investor portfolio, and discover the five best equity mutual funds to consider ...
  61. The Top 5 Mid Cap Silver Stocks for 2016 (SLW, TAHO)

    Take a look at the top silver mining stocks with market values in the mid-cap range that investors can consider buying into ...
  62. Can I Afford a House in 2016?

    Start the homebuying process in 2016 before mortgage rates increase. More sellers are expected to list their homes, resulting ...
  63. Is This Hot Sector ETF Worth Considering? (FV)

    The First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF tracks the hottest sectors. Should it be on your radar?
  64. Are the Retail ETFs XRT and RTH a Good Buy Now?

    These two ETFs offer diversification in the retail sector. But are they a good buy right now?
  65. VBK: Vanguard Small-Cap Growth ETF

    Take a close look at the Vanguard Small-Cap Growth ETF, which focuses on domestic small-cap equities with a fundamental growth ...
  66. OEF: iShares S&P 100 ETF

    Discover how the iShares S&P 100 offers an opportunity for investors to gain exposure to mega- and large-cap domestic company ...
  67. The Top 5 ETFs to Track the FTSE X0 for 2016 (UK)

    Read about some of the best ETFs offering exposure to mid- and large-cap companies in the United Kingdom, and decide whether ...
  68. How Advisors Can Keep Clients for Life

    Attracting good clients is only half the battle. Here's how financial advisors can keep them for life.
  69. How Veterans Can Pick the Right Financial Advisor

    Veterans who are looking for a financial advisor need to ask these questions.
  70. 3 Best Airline ETFs for 2016 (JETS, XTN)

    Read about several of the best ETFs for investors interested in airline exposure, including the market's only pure-play ETF ...
  71. The 3 Best Shipping Services to Use This Holiday Season (UPS, FDX)

    Look at the strengths, weaknesses and comparative costs of the three best shipping companies: the U.S. Postal Service, UPS ...
  72. Elizabeth Warren's Solution to No COLA Increase in 2016

    Look at Sen. Elizabeth Warren's plan for a 3.9% increase in Social Security benefits in place of a COLA in 2016, and how ...
  73. 3 Economic Challenges Brazil Faces in 2016

    Learn why Brazil's economy is in a perfect storm of trouble, and understand why the storm will continue through 2016 or longer ...
  74. Top 4 Waddell & Reed Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016 (WDR)

    Learn which four Waddell & Reed mutual funds are best for retirement savings diversification. Discover how to spread your ...
  75. The Top 5 Large-Cap Core Mutual Funds for 2016

    Learn the benefits and risks of large-cap core investments, and discover the best large-cap core mutual funds to consider ...
  76. The Top 5 Short-Term Bond Funds for 2016

    Learn how short-duration bonds can add value to an asset allocation strategy, and discover the top five short-term bond funds ...
  77. 3 Economic Challenges Italy Faces in 2016

    Learn how Italy's economic problems are ingrained and systemic. Unless Italy implements drastic economic fixes, 2016 will ...
  78. Top 5 Fidelity Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Learn how five top funds from Fidelity can be allocated to create a diversified retirement portfolio for generating lifetime ...
  79. The Top 4 Mid-Cap Oil Stocks for 2016 (PBF, HFC)

    Explore detailed analyses of the top four oil-related stocks for 2016, and learn about the characteristics of these stocks ...
  80. If You Had Purchased $100 of Bitcoins in 2011

    Learn how an investment of $100 in bitcoin in 2011 would have performed over the years, and find out what your purchasing ...
  81. Is Alcatel-Lucent Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (ALU)

    Learn about whether Alcatel-Lucent is better as a retirement investment in a traditional IRA or a Roth IRA. Find out about ...
  82. A Closer Look at FedEx

    Despite being poised to profit from the rise of globalization and e-commerce, FedEx faces its share of challenges. We take ...
  83. Top 4 Stocks Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange for 2016 (MTU, SNE)

    Learn about the top Japanese stocks listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange for 2016. Read about problems Sony has had over the ...
  84. Ford Vs. Chevy: Comparing Business Models and Strategies (F, GM)

    Learn about how the business models of Ford and General Motors compare, including market share, recent performance and brand ...
  85. Can EM Debt Continue to Outperform?

    EM stocks and currencies have posted volatile and disappointing performance amid concerns about slowing global growth and ...
  86. 2 Perfect Stocks Based on EV/EBIT (HP, AHC)

    Using EV/EBIT ratios in a search for perfect stocks shows strong returns.
  87. Drilling Down for Bargains After Oil’s Decline

    Stocks have suffered with year-to-date returns for U.S. equities once again negative: collapsing oil prices and the implications ...
  88. What Is Private Equity?

    This investment vehicle attracts wealthy investors to increase the value of portfolio companies.
  89. How Much Car Insurance Do I Need?

    Find out to determine how much car insurance you actually need with this overview of the different types of coverage available ...
  90. The 3 Best Social Security Calculators For 2016

    Find out how to analyze your Social Security benefits under different retirement scenarios using multifunctional online Social ...
  91. ETFs Vs. Index Funds: Quantifying The Differences

    If you are trying to choose between these two index-tracking investments, compare the costs.
  92. APR and APY: Why Your Bank Hopes You Can't Tell The Difference

    Banks use these rates to entice borrowers and investors. Find out what you're really getting.
  93. Quit Your Job To Trade Stocks?

    Ready to quit your day job and become a full-time trader? These tips will help you determine your area of expertise.
  94. Market Capitalization Defined

    Find out the differences between mega-, large-, mid- and small-cap stocks and how each suits different investing styles. ...
  95. How WhatsApp Makes Money

    In short, WhatsApp makes money just $1 at a time.
  96. Why Entrepreneurs Are Important for the Economy

    This article discusses the importance of entrepreneurs and their important value-add to the economy of a state.
  97. The History Of Money: From Barter To Banknotes

    Money has been a part of human history for at least 3,000 years. Learn how it evolved.
  98. Understanding Rights Issues

    Not sure what to do if a company invites you to buy more shares at discount? Here are some of your options.
  99. Which Order To Use? Stop-Loss Or Stop-Limit Orders

    Stop-loss and stop-limit orders can provide different types of protection for investors seeking to lock in profits or limit ...
  100. The Top 5 Global Equity Mutual Funds for 2016

    Learn about five mutual funds that specialize in investing in global equities of companies that have their operations spread ...
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