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  1. How High Is A 'Good' Credit Score?

    How high of a credit score do you need to get a home mortgage or buy a car? Read on for some actual numbers.
  2. Why Millennial Women are Tuning into their Finances

    We take a closer look at sentiment among millennial women revealed some key differences when compared to millennial men and ...
  3. Credit Card Debt’s Up: 6 Ways to Eliminate Yours

    If you're part of the new higher credit card debt trend, here's how to get out from under – now.
  4. Feeling Taxed? What You Need to Know about Munis

    Find out why investors have any number of reasons to feel stressed, now that tax time is coming.
  5. The 10 U.S. Cities With the Most Vacant Homes

    Here is a look at ten U.S. cities that have the highest home vacancy rate. We examine the cause behind this problem.
  6. The Top European Equity Exchange-traded Funds

    Despite geopolitical challenges, Europe’s economic strength is vast – ETFs provide interesting options for investors to increase ...
  7. Tax Tips on Roth and Regular 401(k)s

    There are many ways to reduce your tax burden when saving for retirement. From converting to a Roth 401(k) to sticking with ...
  8. 5 Popular U.S. Equity ETFs for 2016 (SPY, AAPL)

    Discover 5 ETFs that investors might use to obtain exposure to portions of the U.S. stock market.
  9. The 3 Biggest Consumer Discretionary Stocks in the S&P 500 ETF (SPY, AMZN)

    Identify some of the biggest consumer discretionary holdings in the S&P 500 exchange-traded fund (ETF): Amazon.com, Home ...
  10. SPY S&P 500 SPDR ETF: Top 5 Holdings (AAPL, MSFT)

    Learn about how the history of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF and how it is managed. Discover the top five stock positions held within ...
  11. Apple's 5 Most Profitable Lines of Business (AAPL)

    Learn about how Apple generates its profits. It breaks its results by geographic region, with all showing year-over-year ...
  12. Acadian Asset Management: Investment Manager Highlight (STT)

    Take a closer look at Acadian Asset Management, the Boston-based global equity investment advisory firm that specializes ...
  13. OAKBX: Overview of Oakmark Equity & Income I Fund

    Discover the Oakmark Equity & Income I Fund and its investment philosophy, portfolio composition, management, investment ...
  14. 5 Mutual Funds for Dividend Investors from Morningstar (VDIGX, PRDGX)

    Find out which five highly rated dividend funds are Morningstar favorites for their strong yields and overall performance ...
  15. Where Would the S&P 500 Be Without Fed Stimulus?

    Have you asked yourself where the S&P 500 would be without assistance? Here's a conservative estimate.
  16. Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of Visa (V, VTSMX)

    Discover which mutual funds hold the largest stakes in Visa. As a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500, ...
  17. Materials Sector: Industries Snapshot (DOW, DD)

    Explore the chemicals, packaging, construction materials and mining industries. See which factors are driving growth in each ...
  18. London's Effect On Gold Prices

    Read about the nearly 100-year-old London gold fix, why the process may be winding down and how Shanghai now threatens London ...
  19. (KBE) S&P Bank SPDR ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    Take a look inside the KBE S&P Bank SPDR ETF and obtain an overview of the companies that comprise its top five portfolio ...
  20. Chipotle Stock Dives on Loss Warning (CMG)

    Assuming some customers are willing to forgive the company, the embattled burrito chain may eventually be able to restore ...
  21. IYZ vs. VTCAX: ETF vs. Mutual Fund Case Study

    Compare a popular telecommunications industry exchange-traded fund (ETF) to a similar mutual fund, and see which one comes ...
  22. Oracle's Cloud Revenue Soars, Boosts Buyback (ORCL)

    Investors should consider some patience and allow management more time to execute the cloud transition.
  23. Apple Climbs on Bullish Morgan Stanley Note (AAPL)

    Morgan Stanley believes iPhone sales for the quarter ending March (Apple's fiscal Q2) are looking better than expected
  24. Life Insurance in Your 20s? Here's Why to Buy Now

    Just because 20-somethings feel invincible doesn't mean they don't need life insurance. Here's why purchasing a policy in ...
  25. Why ETFs Can Help Snag More Wealthy Clients

    Here's why becoming an expert in ETF offerings can benefit advisors looking to add more wealthy clients to their roster. ...
  26. Whose Way is Best: Janet Yellen or Mario Draghi?

    Janet Yellen and Mario Draghi are serving up very different strategies to try and bolster their countries' economies. One ...
  27. Top Ways to Guard Against Financial Elder Abuse

    Financial elder abuse is rampant. Here are some steps that you and your family can take to help guard against financial scams ...
  28. Are Target Date Funds Right for Your 401(k) Plan?

    Target-date funds are a popular investment option in 401(k) plans. Are they always a good fit?
  29. Advisors: Stay Ahead of These Trends in 2016

    What does 2016 hold for advisors? Here's a rundown of the trends—good and bad—they're facing and what they'll need to do ...
  30. HMOs: They're Back Under a New Name

    New style HMOs (aka ACOs) are cheaper and have shed some of the drawbacks of older versions. They're worth another look.
  31. (IXN) iShares Global Technology ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    Learn about the iShares Global Technology ETF and its portfolio's top five holdings, which are Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, ...
  32. (XLE) Energy SPDR ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    Discover the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund and its top five holdings that are Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Schlumberger, EOG Resources ...
  33. 3 Popular Consumer Sector ETFs in 2016 (XLY, XLP)

    Find out which consumer sector exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the most popular going into 2016 based on the amount of assets ...
  34. iShares Cohen & Steers ETF: Top 5 Holdings (ICF, PSA)

    Examine the top five portfolio holdings of the iShares Cohen & Steers ETF, which offers investors exposure to the top end ...
  35. Where Does Peter Lynch Keep His Money?

    Read about how legendary mutual fund manager Peter Lynch spends his retirement years and his money.
  36. Information Technology Sector: Industries Snapshot (XLK, MSFT)

    Discover the eight industries shaping the information technology sector of the S&P 500, and learn which of its largest companies ...
  37. (IBB) iShares NASDAQ Biotech SPDR ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    Take a close look at the strong fundamentals underlying the top five holdings of the iShares NASDAQBiotechnology ETF as it ...
  38. Healthcare Sector: Industries Snapshot (XLV, JNJ)

    Discover the six industries that make up the health care sector in the Standard and Poor's 500, and learn which companies ...
  39. 5 Government Bond ETFs Popular in 2016 (SHY, IEF)

    Discover how the five most popular government bond ETFs can provide access to Treasuries with short-, intermediate- and long-term ...
  40. Gold Investing: Vanguard vs. BlackRock (BLK, VGPMX)

    Explore analyses of gold-related funds offered by Vanguard and BlackRock, and learn about the difference and similarities ...
  41. (GDX) Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    Take a look at an overview of the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF and the top five holdings that make up the fund's investment ...
  42. (FXI) iShares China Large Cap ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    Take a look at the top five holdings contained in the portfolio of the iShares China Large-Cap ETF, along with an overview ...
  43. FKINX: Overview of Franklin Income Fund

    Learn about the venerable Franklin Templeton Income Fund in this fund overview, including information about its investment ...
  44. 2 Popular Inflation Protected "TIPS" Bond ETFs in 2016 (TIP, IPE)

    Learn about how Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) work, and discover two of the more popular ETFs that invest ...
  45. Harding Loevner: Investment Manager Highlight

    Take an in-depth look at the global asset management firm Harding Loevner, including its investment approach and key portfolio ...
  46. (EZU) iShares Eurozone ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    Learn about the iShares MSCI Eurozone ETF and its top five holdings, which include Anheuser Busch Inbev SA, Sanofi SA, Bayer ...
  47. Factors to Consider When Evaluating Alternative Investments

    Factors to Consider When Evaluating Alternative Investments
  48. Energy Sector: Industries Snapshot (XLE, XOM)

    Discover the two industries that form the energy sector of the S&P 500 index, and learn which companies may be the right ...
  49. Managing Market Volatility with Alternative Investments

    Managing the effect of market volatility on portfolios has become the primary concern for the sophisticated global investor.
  50. Investment Opportunities Around China’s Weakening Economy

    The slowdown of the Chinese economy has been at the forefront of market discussion in 2015
  51. Best Practices for Managing Investor Relations

    Customer centricity is playing an ever-important role in the services that asset management firms provide.
  52. eBay vs. DealDash: Comparing Auction Sites (EBAY, PYPL)

    Learn how the bidding process works at DealDash and eBay, and discover the potential pitfalls when making bids at these auction ...
  53. 5 Signs Fund Fees Are Hammering Your Investments

    The worst long-term killer of investment gains isn’t the market; it’s fees, especially for retirement accounts. How do you ...
  54. Analyzing FuelCell Energy’s Return on Equity (FCEL, PLUG)

    Analyze FuelCell's return on equity (ROE) and understand the components that have kept the company from generating earnings ...
  55. Cybercrime: #1 Disruptive Threat to Markets? (JPM)

    Discover why asset managers see cybercrimes as the most disruptive threat facing financial markets and learn what is being ...
  56. Are analysts wrong about Semiconductors in 2016?

    To create an ecosystem of the future, we need tools that will allow everyone to connect, create, and collaborate all across ...
  57. Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of Activision Blizzard (ATVI, FOCPX)

    Learn about Activision Blizzard and why its an attractive investment for mutual funds. Understand the funds with the five ...
  58. The Implications of a Brexit

    Learn about the implications of a Brexit: The United Kingdom remaining as a member of the European Union (EU) or leave it.
  59. Drill Baby Drill (CVX, XOM)

    Few people remember the name Standard Oil. However, we can recognize its children named Chevron and ExxonMobil.
  60. What Does the NCAA Really Net from March Madness?

    The NCAA rakes in a lot of money from the popular tournament known as March Madness, but it doesn’t go to the players. Who ...
  61. Who really won the Affordable Care Act?

    The Affordable Care Act and Healthcare.gov has forced insurance companies to adapt to the new regulations, standards, and ...
  62. 5 Effective Home Gardening Tips to Increase Home Value

    Learn more ways to add value to your home with these gardening tips.
  63. 5 Popular Tech ETFs in 2016 (XLK, AAPL)

    Discover the five most popular technology ETFs for 2016, as measured by assets under management.
  64. The Most-traded ETFs in the United Kingdom

    The UK is the second-largest economy in Europe - ETFs are a highly interesting option for investors who intend to increase ...
  65. 5 Retailers Set to Close More Stores in 2016 (FINL, GPS)

    Discover retail stores that have already announced plans to close stores in 2016. Some expect a new economic downturn, which ...
  66. Top 4 Reasons People Don’t Save Enough to Retire

    Whether big medical bills or student loan debt is keeping you from saving, getting back on track is critical for your future.
  67. 6 Countries to Visit with a Strong Dollar in 2016

    The dollar's value has increased substantially against other world currencies. That makes 2016 a great time to travel and ...
  68. Analyzing Tata Motors Limited's Return on Equity (TTM, F)

    Explore Tata Motors' calendar-year 2015 return on equity (ROE). Find out how profit margin, asset turnover and financial ...
  69. 5 Popular Japan ETFs in 2016 (EWJ, BLK)

    Learn the top five popular picks for investment in Japan through exchange-traded funds that focus on different aspects of ...
  70. Uber Has Spawned a Legion of Followers

    As Uber's popularity grows, more and more startups are following the ride-sharing app's business model.
  71. 5 Popular Energy ETFs in 2016 (XLE, USO)

    Discover how investors are using the most popular energy ETFs of 2016 as contrarian plays and to track oil prices for diversification.
  72. Li Ka-shing: Hong Kong's Richest Man

    The story of how Li Ka-shing rose to become one of the wealthiest men in Asia.
  73. Top 5 Positions in Chase Coleman's Portfolio (NFLX, AMZN)

    Take a look at the top five holdings in the portfolio of Chase Coleman III, the manager of the hedge fund Tiger Global Management.
  74. 4 Mistakes to Avoid When Trading Leveraged ETFs

    Learn the common mistakes made with leveraged ETFs, and discover how you can lose money even if you are right on the direction ...
  75. Amazon Logistics Changing 'Competitive Landscape'

    Amazon's goal is to get products to the consumer as quickly and as efficiently as possible.
  76. GE's Jeffrey Immelt $33 Million in 2015

    General Electric saw a dramatic changeover in 2015 from a bloated conglomerate to an industrial power.
  77. Small RIAs: Here's How to Level the Playing Field

    There are many ways in which small RIAs can compete with bigger firms. Here's how independent advisors can establish themselves ...
  78. Who Advisors Should Be Following on Twitter

    Twitter has become an important tool for financial advisors. By looking at some top Tweeters, advisors can improve their ...
  79. How Total Has Total Coverage of Oil & Gas Market

    Total S.A., one of the Big 6 international petrochemical companies, is genius in its ability to see lucrative markets before ...
  80. These 13 States Tax Your Social Security Benefits

    It may surprise many that Social Security benefits are taxed. The best way to not let it derail your tax situation is to ...
  81. Trump vs. Clinton: Who's Better for the Markets?

    Who is likely to be a more market-friendly president, Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?
  82. Here's How to Duck a FINRA Slap on L Shares

    Regular and L-share annuity contracts come with back-end surrender charges that clients should know. Here's how to steer ...
  83. Raising Grandkids? Plan This Way for Retirement

    If you find yourself raising grandchildren, you need a plan for managing your finances so that your retirement doesn't get ...
  84. Victory Capital: Investment Manager Highlight (KEY)

    Read about Victory Capital Asset Management, a conglomeration-style asset manager that acts as an umbrella operation for ...
  85. 3 Popular Healthcare ETFs in 2016 (XLV, IBB)

    Find out which health care exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the most popular in 2016 based on their numbers of assets under ...
  86. (XLB) Materials SPDR ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    Learn about the Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund and its top five holdings, including DuPont, Dow Chemical, Monstanto, LyondellBasell ...
  87. 4 Reasons Behind Bill Ackman's Purchase of Zoetis Stock (ZTS, PFE)

    Find out the reasons behind activist hedge fund manager Bill Ackman's 10% stake in Zoetis, Inc., and learn his plans for ...
  88. 3 Factors Driving Gold Prices Higher in 2016 (GLD)

    Find out how uncertainty, interest rates and inflation expectations drove gold prices higher in early 2016 and why analysts ...
  89. 3 Catalysts That Can Boost U.S. Equities (XLE)

    Find out how rebounding energy prices, deceleration of Federal Reserve interest rate hikes and improving economic data can ...
  90. Top 3 Mutual Fund Holders of Exxon Mobil (XOM, VTSMX)

    Discover the top three largest mutual fund owners of Exxon Mobil shares, and learn how their portfolios could help your investments.
  91. The Fiduciary Rule: What Advisors Need to Know

    The rules surrounding the DOL's fiduciary proposal are confusing for advisors and clients. Here’s what we know so far.
  92. 3 Common Financial Mistakes for Women to Avoid

    Find out why of more than 4,000 Americans, women are more likely than men to have no savings or investments.
  93. How Speculation Drives Investment in Arena Pharmaceuticals (ARNA)

    Find out the reasons why biotech firm Arena Pharmaceuticals is a speculative play and how speculators are driving investment ...
  94. Analyzing LKQ Corp's Return on Equity (LKQ, DLPH)

    Explore LKQ Corp's recent operating performance to see what factors are driving return on equity (ROE). How does ROE compare ...
  95. Are Specialty ETFs Right for Your Portfolio?

    Specialty ETFs give investors exposure to alternative asset classes. But they aren't for everyone. Here's why.
  96. Ten Things That You Might Not Know Are Taxable

    When you file your taxes this year make sure that you have claimed all taxable income. Here are ten things that you might ...
  97. Student Debt Passes $1 Trillion: Is College Worth the Investment?

    As tuition rises faster than any other U.S. commodity in the past few decades, students explore alternative education options ...
  98. Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of Amazon Inc (AMZN, AGTHX)

    Discover which mutual funds own the biggest stakes in Amazon, which is the world's biggest online retailer and one of the ...
  99. Preparing for the Return of Volatility

    Although markets have been relatively stable the last couple of weeks, that doesn’t necessarily mean the turbulence we’ve ...
  100. Comparing Wealth Management Services: Not So Easy

    It's more than privilege checking, but not exactly private banking. What do bank wealth management services actually deliver? ...
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