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  1. Long-Term Outlook For Duke Energy

    Learn why Duke Energy is showing both positive and negative signs for long-term investors, and understand how an interest ...
  2. BP Settlement Makes It a Takeover Target

    BP's reduced legal risks make it an attractive asset due to its continued low valuation relative to peers.
  3. Top Family-Friendly Companies to Work For

    Today's workplace is tough on women and families. One of the most important steps to changing that is paternity leave. A ...
  4. Pros & Cons of Investing in Crowdfunded Property

    Although the basic concept of real estate crowdfunding might sound great, it does come with a few disadvantages of which ...
  5. How Negative Interest Rates Work

    Policymakers in Europe go for the unconventional: negative interest. What could happen?
  6. Can You Afford a Black Centurion Amex Card?

    It’s not just this cool card’s hefty initiation and annual fees, but also the amount you have to spend each year that should ...
  7. Using Your 529 Savings to Study Abroad

    With studying abroad no longer cheap, families may find that a 529 plan college-savings account can fund educational travel. ...
  8. Will Privacy Issues Ruin Facebook's Business Model?

    There have been concerns relating to Facebook's intrusion of user privacy. There has been no tangible fallout yet, but the ...
  9. How An Aging World Can Impact Your Portfolio

    It can be easy for investors to lose sight of longer-term, structural developments in favor of more ephemeral trends and ...
  10. All About The Gun Business In America

    A look at the controversial US gun industry, producers, and market share.
  11. The Casino Mentality In Trading

    Many new traders treat the market like a casino, placing unwise bets and hoping for the big win.
  12. Which Gets Priority: Retirement or College Fund?

    On a tight budget? Wondering which to contribute to – your retirement or your kid's college fund? Here's expert help on how ...
  13. Postnup vs. Prenup: Marriage Roulette Protection

    ...and how to determine which, if either, your marriage needs.
  14. Sharing Economy Startups On The Road To Success

    As more startups use our phones and computers to bring us closer together, savvy companies are leveraging technology to help ...
  15. 3 Ways Millennials Can Invest in Rental Properties

    Millennials have more than three decades to reap the benefits of a renter nation by investing in apartment real estate.
  16. Does Greece Pose A Threat To Global Markets?

    In latest news from Greece: voters delivered a resounding “No” vote in Sunday’s referendum, strongly rejecting the previous ...
  17. My Mini-IPO: The Reality of Equity Crowdfunding

    Regulation A+, part of Title IV of the JOBS Act, has made equity crowdfunding a reality in the U.S. What does that mean for ...
  18. What Goldman Sachs’s Online Lending Means For Banking

    Recently Goldman Sachs has announced its entry into the online lending space. Most commonly known as an investment bank, ...
  19. Who Are The Biggest Losers Of The Greek 'No'?

    In the event of a Grexit, there is little question that the near-term hit to its tourists, banks, and creditors would be ...
  20. The Hidden Cost of Owning a Pet – Rent

    Sure, food, doggy daycare and the vet add up. But rent? Here are the top five priciest – and the five cheapest – cities for ...
  21. Importance of Risk Management for Entrepreneurs

    Entrepreneurs - particularly new ones - often overlook risk management. Here are some ways to put a risk management plan ...
  22. Who Are The Biggest Winners From The Greek 'No'?

    Greece’s non-acceptance of the bailout plan has created some winners for European and other global investors to put their ...
  23. Has Seadrill Become a Risky Investment?

    Investing in big oil stocks has long been a safe haven for investors, but falling oil prices and a suspended dividend payment ...
  24. 5 Reasons Why Cold Calling is Dead

    Is cold calling really dead? If so, what are the better alternatives?
  25. How Advisors Can Avoid Big Tech Missteps

    Technology is becoming an increasingly necessary component of a financial advisor’s practice, but there are considerations ...
  26. Surviving an SEC Audit: Tips for Advisors

    Your firm may never be audited by the SEC, but you need to be prepared nonetheless. Follow these tips to make sure you're ...
  27. A Look at How Currency-Hedged ETFs Work

    Currency-hedged ETFs come in two varieties: single-currency and multiple-currency. Which is right for you?
  28. How Movie Theater Companies Are Combatting Netflix

    Understand why Netflix is a threat to major movie theater companies, and learn how movie theaters are fighting back against ...
  29. How to Take The Right Amount of Risk

    Some investors are risk takers, others are risk-averse. The best investors are neither.
  30. Want to Beat the Market? Take on Some Risk

    As we head into a sketchy investment environment, you may want to reverse your thinking to find the best opportunities.
  31. Why Financial Advisors Need to Know SEO

    Advisors should study these tips on how to ensure that would-be clients find them online.
  32. Is Risk Aversion Kryptonite to Millennials?

    Financial advisors to millennials need to pay heed to this generation’s aversion to risk and help them understand how to ...
  33. Are Millennials Risk Averse or Risk Takers?

    When it comes to risk, Millennials differ from Generation X and Baby Boomers in a big way.
  34. Home Equity Loans: Finding the Best Fit

    Using your home as a source of funds can be a smart choice in some situations. Just be sure to carefully run the numbers.
  35. 10 Questions to Ask Your Estate Planning Attorney

    If you want what's best for your spouse and/or children, it's imperative that you ask an estate planning attorney the following ...
  36. Common Mistakes Advisors Make with Clients

    Financial advisors should learn to avoid making these these common mistakes with clients.
  37. Greece or China: Which is the Bigger Worry?

    A look at Greece, China and other economic concerns, as well as how to invest given the current environment.
  38. 6 Reasons to Use a Household Help Agency

    It's not just because they find you well-qualified workers. Agencies spare you the paperwork and taxes required when you ...
  39. 5 Hot Startup Industries Other Than Tech

    Though it’s the Facebooks and Instagrams that get the attention, not all successful startups are in tech.
  40. Home Depot Vs. Lowes: The Home Improvement Battle

    Home Depot and Lowe's are both giants of the home improvement sector. But how do they compare to one-another?
  41. Insurance Companies Vs. Banks: Separate And Not Equal

    Insurance companies and banks are both financial intermediaries. However, they don't always face the same risks and are regulated ...
  42. Why Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Might Be In Trouble

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are under increased scrutiny as debates continue about conservatorship, share price, and profit ...
  43. Top Credit Cards with 2% Cash Back

    Some of our favorite things: credit cards that give you cash back. But which one's the best deal for you? Here's why not ...
  44. Mastering Stop Placement

    Place the stop loss where, if hit, the reasons you took the trade are no longer valid.
  45. 8 Things To Know Before Hiring Household Help

    Here's how to avoid the legal, tax and trust issues that can trap you when you become an employer.
  46. Target Vs. Walmart: Who's Winning The Big Box War?

    Wal-Mart dwarfs Target in number of stores, total assets, and market cap. But which company is more profitable?
  47. Confused How The IMF, World Bank, & WTO differ?

    From loans to Athens and trade deals in Asia to economic reports on the world’s most successful and most troubled economies, ...
  48. Is Gillette's Market Edge Becoming Razor-Thin?

    Despite Gillette's success with the razor-and-blades strategy, the increasing popularity of beards and new competition may ...
  49. Making Money The Wyckoff Way

    Richard Wyckoff established key principles on tops, bottoms, and trends in the early decades of the 20th century.
  50. Interpreting Overnight Action In The Index Futures

    Overnight action in index futures sets the tone for the U.S. market day. Traders can use 24-hour index futures charts to ...
  51. Are You Sure You Aren't Ponzi Scheme-Susceptible?

    Anyone can be a victim of a Ponzi scheme — even the most financially literate. Here's how to avoid the next Madoff.
  52. How to Retire in Monaco

    If you’re well off and you’ve always dreamed of living on the Riviera, glamorous Monaco might be your ideal retirement destination.
  53. The Pros & Cons of Working from Home

    Look before you leap into the ranks of employees who work from home. There are pros and cons you need to check out thoroughly ...
  54. Stock Options To Trade On Intraday Momentum Index

    The intraday momentum index, or the IMI, can offer a reliable way to profit on options, but only for the right stocks.
  55. How To Make Money Using Tobin's Q Ratio

    Although it seems simple, Tobin's Q Ratio is more complex than it appears. We explore some of its main strengths and weaknesses.
  56. Know When To Buy & Hold It, Know When To Fold It

    A passive buy-and-hold strategy using ETFs is one of the most efficient ways of building a portfolio.
  57. S&P 500 Vs. Russell 2000 ETF: Which Should You Get?

    We look at the differences of investing in the S&P 500 vs. the Russell 2000 exchange-traded fund, and when to choose the ...
  58. Theme Park Stocks Heating Up for Summer

    Despite declining consumer spending, theme parks have increasing visitors and revenue. Find out what that means for these ...
  59. Will VoIP Kill Traditional Telephony?

    VoIP phone service is gradually taking over market share from traditional telephones, but it has not yet entirely replaced ...
  60. The Innovation Powering Honda's Sexy New Jet

    Honda is entering aviation with the HondaJet. Here's a quick introduction to its unique technology and how it was developed.
  61. The Fast-Paced World of Libor & Fixed Income Arbitrage

    LIBOR is an essential part of implementing the swap spread arbitrage strategy for fixed income arbitrage. Here is a step-by-step ...
  62. Pros & Cons Of A Passive Buy And Hold Strategy

    Forget market timing: we look at the pros and cons of the tried, tested, and true strategy of buying and holding stocks for ...
  63. Regional Banks Give The Fed A National Perspective

    We all know that the Federal Reserve utilizes monetary policy to control the economy, but what do the 12 regional Federal ...
  64. Strategies For Playing The Confirmation Trade

    Trends often escalate when the confirmation process is completed after a breakout or breakdown.
  65. Three Types Of Profit Protection Stops

    Three types of profit protection stops lock in profits at different stages in the progression of a successful trade.
  66. Spectator Vs. Speculator: Two Market Approaches

    Spectators and speculators rely on different mechanisms to identify and profit from market opportunities.
  67. Trading With Stage Analysis

    Stage analysis offers market participants a powerful tool to identify current market conditions and make rapid adjustments ...
  68. Intro to NYSE Binary Return Derivatives

    The New York Stock Exchange is entering into binary options trading. Here’s a quick introduction to how NYSE Binary Return ...
  69. Should You Use DCF for Valuation?

    We explain the two primary valuation techniques—DCF and Comparables—used to predict future stock prices.
  70. The Success Of Patagonia's Marketing Strategy

    Patagonia's marketing strategy urging sustainibility, and the promotion of used Patagonia goods, is working and the company's ...
  71. How Interest Rates Affect Private Equity

    With an impending increase in US interest rates and lower - even negative rates - elsewhere in Europe and Japan, we assess ...
  72. Top Natural Gas Stocks Worth Considering

    The stock prices of the largest natural gas producers are at 12-month lows, creating an opportunity for investors. Here are ...
  73. A Quick Guide to High-Net-Worth Estate Planning

    A quick estate planning guide for high-net-worth individuals to help minimize taxes and costs, protect assets and plan for ...
  74. How to Battle Inflation During Retirement

    If inflation is imminent, here's how to prepare.
  75. Best Medium-Term Investments for Market Jitters

    As central bank effectiveness wears off, here are a few ways to play it.
  76. Living Trusts vs. Simple Wills: A Comparison

    A look at wills versus living trusts and when to choose one over the other.
  77. How Advisors Should Prep for an Initial Meeting

    First impressions count, so prepare well for your first meeting with a client. Get to know as much as you can about the person ...
  78. Is 2016 The Year For An Interest Rate Hike?

    The debate ultimately centers on the strength of the economy.
  79. Costco's Future Is Abroad

    Costco is a hot topic and stock market darling. Despite its slight loss since the beginning of the year, the stock is still ...
  80. Costco’s Business Model Is Smarter Than You Think

    Why is Costco so successful? What differentiates the company from its competitors and why is its profit so small compared ...
  81. The Risks Of Investing In The Gun Industry

    Investing in the gun industry could be an interesting proposition, but it all depends on timing.
  82. Insights On Creative Destruction and Technology

    Creative Destruction has a way of phasing out old technologies and inviting the new when applied to business models and economics.
  83. The NBA’s Business Model

    Drawing interest domestically and abroad, the NBA has seen its popularity and revenue streams rapidly increase over the past ...
  84. Investing in Greece: A High Risk, High Reward Strategy

    The Pros and Cons of Investing in the Troubled Greek Economy.
  85. What Should Everyone Know About Greece’s Debt

    We weigh in on the top four things everyone should know about Greece's debt.
  86. I Maxed Out My 401(k)! Now What?

    Fear not: There are smart ways to ensure that your retirement nest egg keeps growing.
  87. Smart Ways to Use a Mortgage Calculator

    When you're buying a home, it's essential to do due diligence about the true costs. Mortgage calculators will show you if ...
  88. Can You Retire in Myanmar Yet?

    A stash of $200,000 could go a long way in Myanmar (Burma). But for now, it's a place for retirees to visit, not settle down.
  89. Financial Tips For People Who Hate Finance

    For people who hate financial planning, there's usually one big problem – which you can fix. Do it now.
  90. How to Live Mortgage Free in a Tiny House

    Downsizing to a much smaller home – no more than 500 square feet – on your own or rented land can be a smart way to offload ...
  91. Seven Investing Books For Your Summer Reading List

    It’s almost 4th of July, the season of summer reading. Picking up a book during your holiday can be a great opportunity to ...
  92. Top 4 Best Value Airlines

    Plane tickets can be pricey, they don't have to be! With this handy guide you can save your hard-earned money for when you're ...
  93. How to Establish a Blind Trust

    ...and the reasons why you might want to do so.
  94. How To Analyze Netflix's Income Statements

    Learn how to read Netflix's income statement, calculate net income and interpret EPS to evaluate the company's current financial ...
  95. Zappos.com & Holacracy, Will It Work?

    Zappos amounts to the most expansive corporate implementation of Holacracy. Why did they do it?
  96. The 6 Most Famous Failed Video Game Makers

    The video-game industry pulls in $100 billion in revenue annually. Failed companies offer a cautionary tale.
  97. Who Needs Extortion Insurance?

    Insurance can help mitigate the financial damage of an extortion plot, but it’s important to read the fine print before taking ...
  98. Affordable Ways For Upgrading Your Home

    Upgrading your home doesn’t have to be an expensive chore. Here we give you 8 affordable ways to increase its appeal.
  99. The Pros and Cons of Buying on Amazon

    Learn how buying works with Amazon. Amazon has become the dominant player in online retail with its ruthless focus on lower ...
  100. Indexed Universal Life Insurance: The Pros & Cons

    What you need to know, to see if these vehicles fit into your financial plan.
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