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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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?
  3. 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?
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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.
  8. How Veterans Can Pick the Right Financial Advisor

    Veterans who are looking for a financial advisor need to ask these questions.
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. Can EM Debt Continue to Outperform?

    EM stocks and currencies have posted volatile and disappointing performance amid concerns about slowing global growth and ...
  25. 2 Perfect Stocks Based on EV/EBIT (HP, AHC)

    Using EV/EBIT ratios in a search for perfect stocks shows strong returns.
  26. 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 ...
  27. What Is Private Equity?

    This investment vehicle attracts wealthy investors to increase the value of portfolio companies.
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. ETFs Vs. Index Funds: Quantifying The Differences

    If you are trying to choose between these two index-tracking investments, compare the costs.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. Market Capitalization Defined

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

    In short, WhatsApp makes money just $1 at a time.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. CWB: SPDR Barclays Convertible Secs ETF

    Read an in-depth analysis of the SPDR Barclays Capital Convertible Bond ETF, which tracks an index of high-growth potential ...
  41. 5 Low Fee MFS Mutual Funds

    Learn about five MFS mutual funds with low expense ratios, and other key facts about the mutual funds' past performance, ...
  42. 3 Best Mortgage Calculator Websites for UK Residents

    Identify the features offered by good U.K. mortgage calculators, and learn where you can find some of the best calculators ...
  43. 4 Reasons Estate Planning Is So Important

    Estate planning isn't fun, but without it, there can be devastating consequences.
  44. The Koch Brothers: America's 2nd Wealthiest Family

    An overview of the history of Koch Industries, America's second-largest privately owned company, and how it made the Koch ...
  45. Why the Fed’s Rate Increase is Good (Not Bad) News

    The Fed's widely decision to raise interest rates has garnered plenty of attention, especially from those concerned over ...
  46. The Five Biggest Stock Market Myths

    Stocks that go down must come up, right? Wrong. We bust this myth and four other common market misconceptions.
  47. Top Investment Banks in the Sports Industry

    Find out why the top investment banks in the sports industry tend to be smaller niche players and are prepared to battle ...
  48. How to Use Earnings Season to Make Better Decisions

    Earnings season reflects the state of the stock market, but also demonstrates how the overall economy is performing.
  49. 3 Mutual Funds That Are Top Bets for Retirement in 2016

    Find out which three mutual funds offer the best combination of consistent performance and low cost for your retirement income ...
  50. What Is The Balance Of Payments?

    The balance of payments helps countries to track how much money is coming in and how much money is going out. Learn more ...
  51. Top 3 T. Rowe Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Find out which T. Rowe Price funds to use to create a diversified retirement income portfolio for current income, income ...
  52. 4 Degrees Most Oil Companies Are Looking For

    Find out which four degrees oil companies want to see on the resumes of new hires, and find out why the industry still pursues ...
  53. Worst Hyperinflations in History

    Here are the three worst episodes of hyperinflation in history. Each makes Venezuela's current inflation crisis seem modest ...
  54. 8 College Degrees with the Best Returns on Investment

    Find out which college degrees offer the best opportunities to earn a salary that can generate a solid return on your investment ...
  55. Can Going to the Gym Lower My Insurance Premiums?

    Find out whether a gym membership and living a healthier lifestyle can lead to lower insurance premiums or other financial ...
  56. The Basics Of The Bid-Ask Spread

    The bid-ask spread is essentially a negotiation in progress. To be successful, traders must be willing to take a stand and ...
  57. The 401(k) Plans That Vanguard Offers

    Find out what you need to know about Vanguard's 401(k) plan offerings to large and small businesses and what makes them so ...
  58. Why Own Life Insurance in a Qualified Retirement Plan?

    What are the pros and cons of owning cash value life insurance in a qualified retirement plan?
  59. IJJ: iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF

    Understand how the iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value exchange-traded fund presents an opportunity for investors to diversify ...
  60. 401(k) Contribution Limits in 2016

    Find out what the contribution limits are for 401(k) retirement savings plans in 2016, including individual, employer and ...
  61. High-Pressure Sales Tactics You Should Be Aware Of

    Beware of financial advisors (and others) who use these common high-pressure sales tactics.
  62. BIS: ProShares UltraShort Nasdaq Biotech ETF

    Learn more about an innovative inverse-leveraged sector exchange-traded fund, or ETF, the ProShares UltraShort Nasdaq Biotechnology ...
  63. AMJ: JPMorgan Alerian MLP ETF

    Take an in-depth look at the J.P.Morgan Alerian MLP fund, the largest exchange-traded note, or ETN, in the U.S. marketplace.
  64. VCIT: Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corp Bd ETF

    Learn about the Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF, and explore detailed analysis of the fund's characteristics, ...
  65. Top 5 Ways Advisors Can Appeal to Women

    Female clients present an enormous potential market for advisors. Here are some ways advisors can make their practice more ...
  66. Top Tips for Retaining Widowed Clients

    These tips should help keep your widowed clients safely in your book of business for years to come.
  67. The 2016 Outlook for Wheat and Oat Futures

    Oats futures shows greater upside potential than wheat futures in 2016.
  68. The Top 5 Retirement Income Equity Mutual Funds for 2016

    Find out the top five retirement income-equity mutual funds for generating solid total returns for your retirement-income ...
  69. Is The Force with Electronic Arts Right Now? (EA)

    Electronic Arts may scuffle or surge based on Star Wars. Who will win over the long haul; the longs or the shorts?
  70. Will Shake Shack Squeeze Shorts? (SHAK)

    Shake Shack is loved by shorts. Are these investors taking on too much risk by shorting a growing company?
  71. Top 4 Dodge & Cox Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Find out the four Dodge & Cox mutual funds to use to create a well-diversified retirement income portfolio and learn why ...
  72. HSA Contribution Limits in 2016

    Find out the 2016 contribution and out-of-pocket limits for health savings accounts and why HSAs are still viable options ...
  73. When Will Interest Rates Rise?

    Find out if -- and why -- the Federal Reserve will keep raising interest rates and what that might mean for savers, investors ...
  74. 2016's Most Promising Tech Investments

    Find out about some of the most promising tech investments for 2016: GoPro, Australian software developer Atlassian and solar ...
  75. The Top 5 Financials Stocks for 2016 (JPM, BAC)

    Explore detailed analyses of the top five financials stocks to consider in 2016, and learn why they are poised to rise with ...
  76. The Top 5 Passive Equity Mutual Funds for 2016

    Examine five passive equity mutual funds that are poised to do well in 2016, as ranked according to their efficiency, performance ...
  77. Top 10 Investopedia Personal Finance Stories of 2015

    Every year is the year to start saving money, and 2015 was no different.
  78. TLT: iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF

    Learn about the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT). TLT is a very liquid ETF with low costs that allow investors to ...
  79. These 5 Books Will Transform the Way You Think

    Just as successful startups disrupt their industries, these writers disrupt our view of the world.
  80. High-Yield Bond Investing Errors

    In-depth analyses and continuous monitoring practices when investing in junk bonds are inevitable. We have a look at some ...
  81. The Top 5 Mid Cap Hardware Stocks for 2016

    Discover the top five mid-cap hardware companies for 2016, with a brief summary, growth outlook and price target of each ...
  82. Defining The 3 Types Of Investments

    The first step to being a successful investor is knowing what is and isn't an investment.
  83. The Top 5 All-Cap Growth Mutual Funds for 2016

    Discover five mutual funds that invest in a wide variety of stocks of different market capitalization with strong potential ...
  84. Buy Side Vs. Sell Side Analysts

    Find out the difference between these two Wall Street jobs.
  85. Basics of Algorithmic Trading: Concepts and Examples

    Algorithmic trading makes use of computers to trade on a set of predetermined instructions to generate profits more efficiently ...
  86. How Safe Is Traveling in Europe?

    Here, some factors to consider as you make your travel plans this year.
  87. Find the Top Retirement Cities in Puerto Rico

    From sprawling urban San Juan to seaside and mountain towns, Puerto Rico is dotted with communities that retirees might want ...
  88. Understanding The Time Value Of Money

    Find out why time really is money by learning to calculate present and future value.
  89. Becoming An Insurance Agent

    Few careers match the opportunity for as quick and large a paycheck as does being a life insurance agent.
  90. The Basics Of Tariffs And Trade Barriers

    Everything you need to know - from the different types of tariffs to their effects on the local economy.
  91. Is it Risky to Invest in Options?

    Investing with options can be a great strategy, but you need to do your research first or the risks can outweigh the benefits.
  92. 4 Tips for Retiring in Puerto Rico

    If beaches are your thing, Puerto Rico is likely on your radar as a retirement destination. Here's what else to know before ...
  93. Is the DJ Transportation Average Headed Into a Bear Market?

    The DJ Transportation Average could enter a major downtrend in 2016, dropping toward 6000 and a critical test of the 2013 ...
  94. Oil Stocks That Benefit From OPEC Overproduction (TSO, HFC)

    Despite falling oil prices, many oil refinery stocks have had a stellar performance. Here's a list of top performers with ...
  95. Breaking Down Financial Securities Licenses

    Find out which exam you need to begin your career as an investment professional.
  96. PayPal Vs. Venmo: Function versus Fun (PYPL, EBAY)

    PayPal and Venmo are both great services depending on what the customer wants.
  97. Top 5 Oppenheimer Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Discover the top five Oppenheimer Funds for diversifying your retirement savings. Learn how to balance your portfolio for ...
  98. The Top 5 Silver Equity Mutual Funds for 2016

    Discover the top five mutual funds that investors should consider adding to their portfolio in 2016 to gain exposure to silver ...
  99. MYY: ProShares Short MidCap400 ETF

    Discover the benefits and drawbacks of the ProShares Short MidCap400 ETF, and learn which investors are best suited for the ...
  100. BND: Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF

    Learn about the Vanguard Total Bond Market exchange-traded fund, its primary portfolio holdings and risk/reward profile based ...
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