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  1. 4 Dividend ETFs for Your Watch List (VIG,DVY,VYM)

    These four dividend ETFs can help simplify your investing strategy.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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, ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. (Re)emerging Markets?

    Find out why after a volatile 2015, many investors seem to be returning to emerging markets (EM).
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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.
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. Why Advisors Are Likely to See More Fee Compression

    Advisors have experienced fee compression for years. Here's why that is likely to continue.
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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, ...
  18. 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. ...
  19. 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.
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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, ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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, ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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, ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. Top 4 Companies Owned by JPMorgan (JPM)

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

    Read about Neuberger Berman, one of the world's largest employee-owned asset management companies, where employees invest ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. American Century: Investment Manager Highlight

    Discover American Century Investments, a uniquely socially responsible asset management firm that only does asset management ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. VFIFX: Overview of Vanguard Target Retirement 2050 Fund

    Explore the Vanguard Target Retirement 2050 Fund and its investment objective, portfolio composition, management, performance ...
  42. 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. ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. ‘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.
  53. 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?
  54. 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 ...
  55. FMAGX: Overview of Fidelity Magellan Fund

    Analyze the Fidelity Magellan Fund, including its investment philosophy, performance history and manager biographies.
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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 ...
  58. (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 ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. VGHCX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    Evaluate the composition of the Vanguard Health Care Fund, and study how the fund's makeup has evolved over the previous ...
  62. XLI vs. VINAX: ETF vs. Mutual Fund Case Study

    Explore the similarities and differences between the holdings, pricing, returns and structure of VINAX and XLI. What factors ...
  63. 3 Expensive U.S. Fixed Income ETFs Worth Your While (FPE, PGF)

    Consider the impressive yields and capital appreciation opportunities presented by preferred stock ETFs when selecting fixed-income ...
  64. (XLE) The ETF Attracting Millions in 2016

    Find out why the Energy Select Sector ETF has experienced hundreds of millions of dollars of inflows in the first three months ...
  65. Exploring Schwab's Suite of Inexpensive U.S. Equity ETFs (SCHX, SCHB)

    Discover Schwab's most popular low-cost exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for equities, which are also highly ranked by Morningstar.
  66. 10 Most Successful Products from Shark Tank

    With seven seasons, 7.5 million viewers, some studs and a whole lot of duds, we take a look at the 10 most successful products ...
  67. More Banks Offer Free (Actual) FICO Scores

    Lenders overwhelmingly use the FICO credit score when it comes to determining creditworthiness. And thanks to a new initiative, ...
  68. Audi Debuts 540hp R8 Spyder for 2017

    Audi introduces the 540hp R8 Spyder, the open-top companion to its current R8 coupe.
  69. ETF Flows: Utilities ETFs Stand Tall in 2016

    Find out which utilities exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have benefited the most from the huge surge in fund inflows in the ...
  70. 5 Ways to Create a Bidding War This Spring

    Sellers hoping to get multiple bids need more than a great location. It's going to require the right priced home and lots ...
  71. Junk Bonds’ Performance After the Financial Crisis

    How did higher-yielding bonds perform during and after the financial crisis of 2007-2009?
  72. When Is a Chartered Jet Cheaper Than Business Class?

    A number of firms now market private jets as an affordable – and convenient – alternative to commercial flights. Show this ...
  73. Where to (and Not) Invest Based on Consumer Trends

    It's a volatile market, but picking winners and losers can be easier if you pay attention to consumer trends.
  74. 7 Issues to Consider When Determining Life Insurance Coverage

    Seven issues to consider when buying life insurance to ensure the coverage is tailored to meet your personal financial situation. ...
  75. Do This If Health Insurance Doesn’t Cover Your Bills

    Health insurance doesn't pay enough to help the millions of consumers who are drowning in medical debt. Are there any other ...
  76. Is This the Final Stage of Economic Growth?

    The economy and stock market are showing sustainable improvements. Will this continue for the long term?
  77. Is a Housing Crisis Brewing?

    Price appreciation in hot real estate markets is due to investor speculation, not income growth and traditional home buying. ...
  78. Google Stock: A Tale of Two Share Classes (GOOG, GOOGL)

    Google stock comes in two different flavors with different rights for shareholders.
  79. 5 Stocks That Are Crushing the Market (FCX,NEM)

    These five stocks have gone parabolic over the past three months. Is there still time to capture some gains or is the real ...
  80. 4 Best Dividend-Paying U.S. Healthcare ETFs (FHLC)

    Find out which U.S. health care exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are paying the highest dividends. They are worth considering ...
  81. 3 Times to Ignore Your Robo-Advisor's Advice

    Robo-advisors eliminate some of the headaches associated with managing investments, but they don't always make the best decisions ...
  82. Life Insurance With an Increasing Death Benefit

    Why buy a life insurance policy with an increasing rather than level death benefit
  83. How to Use a Benchmark to Evaluate a Portfolio

    What is an investment benchmark and how is it used to evaluate the risk and return in a portfolio.
  84. The Best ETFs for Investing in Luxury Goods

    With an unbroken demand for luxury products and services, diversified ETFs offer an attractive investment option.
  85. The 3 Major BRIC Exchange-traded Funds

    A diversified investment in the BRIC nations by means of major ETFs, provide interesting investment opportunities for private ...
  86. TRBCX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    Learn about the portfolio shifts in the T. Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth Fund for 2016 and consider whether the fund is right ...
  87. VGPMX: Overview of Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Fund

    Learn about the Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Fund, including highlights of its investment performance, portfolio allocation ...
  88. What Makes Up the WEARXT Index

    Wearable technology is all the rage thanks to the Apple Watch and Fitbit. For investors looking for exposure, there's a new ...
  89. 4 Popular Short Term Bond ETFs in 2016 (BSV, SHY)

    Find out which short-term bond exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the most popular going into 2016, based on assets under management.
  90. Will the Federal Reserve Hike Rates in April?

    Here's a look at what the Federal Reserve will or won't do in April and why.
  91. How Is the Bank of Japan Monetizing Government Debt?

    With its massive QE program and more recent adoption of negative interest rates, it looks like the BOJ is monetizing the ...
  92. XLE vs. VGENX: ETF vs. Mutual Fund Case Study

    Compare and contrast a popular energy mutual fund, Vanguard Energy Fund Investor Shares, and an ETF, the Energy Select Sector ...
  93. FSENX: Overview of Fidelity Select Energy Fund

    Learn about the Fidelity Select Energy Portfolio mutual fund, its costs, its holdings, its performance and its management's ...
  94. Will VIX Values Remain Low?

    VIX values have dipped since the middle of February as stocks have rallied. Will they remain low?
  95. 5 Ways to Win (and Keep) Wealthy, Young Clients

    A new breed of client is rapidly growing with the rise of the digital revolution. Here are the best ways to woo and keep ...
  96. Top 3 Ways to Find Your First Advisory Clients

    Getting your first clients as a financial advisor can be a challenge and take time. Here are three ways to get started.
  97. 5 Essential Financial Tips for Breadwinning Moms

    Women as households' primary breadwinners are on the rise, but it hasn't been an easy fight or transition. Here are five ...
  98. Advisors: Tips for When to Employ Living Trusts

    Revocable living trusts accomplish estate planning objectives that aren't possible with a will. Here are some of the cases ...
  99. DPPs: What Advisors and Investors Need to Know

    Direct participation programs, a new alternative investment class, are gaining steam. Here's what advisors and investors ...
  100. Advisors: How and Why to Justify Your Fees

    In an era of fee compression here's how financial advisors can justify what they charge clients.
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