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  1. The Top 5 Skills Every Actuary Needs

    The actuary profession is growing fast. Here's a look at the majors and top skills one needs to become a successful actuary.
  2. How To Short The U.S. Bond Market

    The U.S. bond market has enjoyed a strong bull run over the past few years as the Federal Reserve has lowered interest rates ...
  3. Are We Looking At A Retirement Age Of 70 Soon?

    Other countries have been hiking their retirement age. What would make the U.S. government go in that direction?
  4. Is University Prestige Really That Important?

    Getting into a top school doesn't hurt, but it's not the real driver of who goes on to do well in life, as some provocative ...
  5. TradeKing Vs. TradeStation: Which Meets Your Needs?

    Each of these two online brokerage firms offers a package of benefits, features and services that meets a distinct type of ...
  6. 10 U.S. Cities You Don't Need A Car To Visit

    Tourists: Enjoy exploring these top U.S. destinations without having to fight traffic or find a parking spot.
  7. Should I Have An IPO on My Business

    The ultimate outside investment opportunity is going public through an initial public offering. However, IPOs come with costs ...
  8. 20 Ways To Pay Less At Costco

    There are plenty of little-known Costco shopping hacks that can save you big bucks at the register, and help you avoid the ...
  9. Top 10 Most Innovative Apps Of 2015 (So Far)

    Each year, thousands of companies launch with the hopes of creating the next great product. While some of them will end up ...
  10. 5 Times Cash Rewards Credit Cards Come In Handy

    Using a credit card with cash rewards during emergencies can help you get through tough times, buy you time to pay off costs ...
  11. 8 Fascinating Traits Billionaires Have In Common

    A top-notch education isn't enough to strike it rich. Nothing compares to learning the habits of the world's famous entrepreneurs ...
  12. What Are The Tax Advantages Of Buying A Home?

    Don't forget these deductions and credits that homeowners can use to reduce their tax bill.
  13. The Top Non-Soda Companies Owned By Coca-Cola

    Coca-Cola has turned to acquisitions for growth and diversification, becoming a nonalcoholic beverage conglomerate that now ...
  14. Social Media ‘Don’ts’ for Financial Advisors

    Financial advisors should be aware of the many rules and regulations surrounding the use of social media in their practice. ...
  15. Corporate Tax Rates: The Highs and the Lows

    The United States is No. 2 in the world for its high corporate tax rate. There are ways around paying it, and many nations ...
  16. The 10 Best Cities for Financial Advisors

    If you're an advisor looking for a promising location to practice, consider the combination of high wealth and low market ...
  17. Top Strategies on How to Become a Stock Broker

    Gunning to be a stock broker and want an edge? Here's some veteran advice.
  18. The Worst Cities for Financial Advisors

    Financial advisors may want to avoid low income areas or those with lofty wealth but high numbers of advisors.
  19. The Open Architecture Issue with Robo-Advisors

    Arguably, the best robo-advisors are those with open architectures and loyalty to their customers above all.
  20. Costco, Target or Walmart: Which is the Best Bet?

    These three retailers have all been long-term winners. It that likely to continue? If so, which is the best bet?
  21. Obamacare: Can it Be Repealed?

    Attempting to repeal Obamacare is a yearly ritual for House Republicans, but trying again in 2016 or beyond could create ...
  22. Tips for Assessing a Client's Risk Tolerance

    Determining a client’s risk tolerance is a critical piece of the puzzle in designing and appropriate asset allocation.
  23. 5 Estate Planning Must-Dos Before Saying "I Do"

    There are many exciting things to look forward to when a couple gets married; not among them is putting financial affairs ...
  24. Should Investors Get Into Oil Now?

    Oil has enjoyed a steady climb after a violent plunge. Where is it going next, and how can investors profit?
  25. Why Advisors Should Focus on Relationships

    Successful financial advisors share a secret: It's about the people, not the numbers.
  26. Why Small Business Owners Need Financial Advisors

    Small business owners are too busy to effectively manage their own money. That's why a financial advisor can be a big help. ...
  27. How Apps Are Changing The World

    Apps have allowed people to replace several pieces of tech with a single smartphone or tablet and have made the data from ...
  28. 10 Worst And Best Vacation Cities In The U.S.

    The many costs of planning a vacation will put a stress on most people’s finances, but where you choose to go can be what ...
  29. Scrum & Agile Methodology Explained

    Agile processes attempts to deal with the unpredictable nature of the development cycle by identifying errors and eliminating ...
  30. A Look Into The Digital Advertising Industry

    Digital advertising has outgrown the internet.
  31. The Top 11 Companies Owned By Facebook

    These 11 acquisitions show how big, and how rich, Facebook has become.
  32. The 10 Richest Women In Tech & Media

    These 10 women are the wealthiest in tech and media.
  33. The Pros & Cons Of Using Coupons For Your Business

    Coupons can drive business to your store – you just need to make sure it's profitable business. Here are strategies that ...
  34. What Does It Cost To Study Abroad In Mexico?

    Study abroad in Mexico has raised safety concerns. But a program in a peaceful region can be a good choice for the budget-minded ...
  35. Why Some Investors Are Tilting Toward TIPS

    Last month’s five-year TIPS auction drew nearly $48 billion in interest, a sign of recent renewed demand for this inflation ...
  36. The Big Chill: What’s Wrong With The U.S. Consumer

    Based on the most recent April data, investors may, once again, be disappointed when the second-quarter gross domestic product ...
  37. What More Volatility Means For Momentum Stocks

    One byproduct of the recent tick higher in bond yields: a meaningful rise in volatility for both stocks and bonds.
  38. How To Implement A Smart Beta Investing Strategy

    Smart beta investing is the notion of re-writing investment rules to improve investment outcomes by targeting exposures to ...
  39. Volatility In The Yen Has Brought On Big Changes

    There's a difference between translation effects and the real effects that FX swings bring. We look at the difference, and ...
  40. The Pros & Cons Of Owning Rental Property

    Becoming a landlord can be a smart financial move, but be sure you go into it with your eyes open.
  41. What To Expect Following The Tory Triumph

    The decisive Conservative victory in the UK's recent general election removes some of the near-term political uncertainty ...
  42. What Are The Top Retirement Cities In Malaysia?

    Kuala Lumpur or George Town? That depends on whether you're looking for post-modern glitter or cobblestones and a slower ...
  43. Finding The Top Retirement Cities In Cambodia

    A retirement choice for the adventurous, Cambodia is finding its place as a small but shining success story in the developing ...
  44. Which Is Better: Priceline Or Hotwire?

    Both travel booking sites are easy to use, and each has its devotees. Here's a comparison.
  45. An Advisor's Guide to Prof. Liability Insurance

    A guide to what financial advisors need to know about professional liability insurance.
  46. 401(k) Risks Advisors Should Know About

    Lawsuits are challenging the the fiduciary duty of plan sponsors related to 401(k) fees. Here's what financial advisers should ...
  47. A Financial Advisor’s Guide to Google Analytics

    Google Analytics is a great tool to help advisors measure the effectiveness of their web efforts. Here's a quick guide.
  48. What the DoL’s Fiduciary Policy Means for Advisors

    After many delays, the DoL's new fiduciary policy is coming. Here's an overview on what financial advisors should expect.
  49. What's the Verdict on START-UP NY?

    START-UP NY is an initiative designed to attract companies to New York State by giving them 10 years of tax breaks. Sounds ...
  50. Why Doing Your Taxes is Good Retirement Planning

    Income tax time is a great time to reevaluate retirement planning, since all the information you need is right at your fingertips.
  51. Tips for Boosting Your Retirement Income

    Here are some best practices on how to generate as much retirement income as possible.
  52. Is ‘Free’ Now the Best Price for Online Advice?

    For many investors, robo-advisors may be a better deal than traditional financial advisors, though they should know what ...
  53. The EMAG Emerging Mkts Bond ETF: Worth the Risk?

    The Market Vectors Emerging Markets Aggregate Bond ETF (EMAG) might offer long-term rewards, but is now the best time to ...
  54. 5 Dividend ETFs with Growth Potential

    A quick look at a few ETFs with substantial growth potential.
  55. Worst 5 States That Save The Least In Retirement

    If you're picking a place to retire, before you just stick a pin in the map, check out these cautionary criteria. Here are ...
  56. Are We Living In An App-Driven Economy?

    As people change the way they complete these daily tasks, businesses also have to adapt. These changes signal a trend towards ...
  57. Can Electric Cars Replace Gas Guzzlers?

    High costs and poor battery performance have deterred many from switching to electric cars, which begs the question: can ...
  58. The Pros & Cons of a Trade Deficit

    Is a trade deficit, also known as a current account deficit, beneficial or detrimental to a country's economy?
  59. How Violence In Yemen Has Affected Oil Prices

    Oil prices have been dropping significantly over the past year due to an abundance of supply and weaker global demand.
  60. How To Invest In Internet-Connected Cars

    Companies are combining automotive technology with phones, watches, and computers to create a new, profitable industry.
  61. The Economic Impact of US-Israeli Relations

    The relationship between the United States and Israel is a lightning rod for controversy and is mired in politics and emotion.
  62. The Risks Of Trading Low-Volume Stocks

    Low volume stocks may be susceptible to price manipulation and liquidity problems. Beware of these and other risks before ...
  63. Strengthening Relationships With Women Clients

    While women continue to gain economic power, not all financial advisors show the respect and consideration women deserve. ...
  64. Why Facebook Should Buy Firefox

    While Facebook continues to dominate the social networking sphere, we explore how a browser like Firefox could open new opportunities ...
  65. The Rewards Of Trading Stocks With Low Volume

    Trading in stocks which have low volume is risky, but it does offer a lot of high return potential. Investopedia explains ...
  66. How To Lock In An Exchange Rate

    Currency risk can be effectively hedged by locking in an exchange rate through the use of currency futures, forwards, options, ...
  67. How & Why Interest Rates Affect Options

    The Fed is expected to change interest rates soon. We explain how a change in interest rates impacts option valuations.
  68. How To Calculate The GDP Of A Country

    We explain how to calculate the GDP of a country using two different approaches.
  69. Can Socialism Work In America?

    Capitalism has its shortcomings, but pure socialism is not the answer. The American system of capitalism with socialistic ...
  70. What Skills Do You Need For An Investment Banking Job?

    Aspiring for the best paid investment banking jobs? Here is the list of top skills that investment banks look for in job ...
  71. 10 Steps To Becoming A Day Trader

    Want to be the master of your career by becoming a full-time day trader? Follow these 10 steps to be a successful trader.
  72. Top Skills Hedge Funds Look For In Job Candidates

    Lucrative salary, high perks, and best quantitative brains at work. What are the top skills a candidate needs to get a job ...
  73. How To Value Airline Stocks

    We explain what drives the stocks of airline companies and how best to assess their values.
  74. The 5 Countries With The Lowest Interest Rates

    Interest rates in many nations are at record low levels as of May 2015. We look at the five nations with the lowest rates. ...
  75. American Express's Main Competition

    American Express competes with Visa, MasterCard, and Discover Financial Services in the credit card space. It also competes ...
  76. Is There Any Upside Left in Costco?

    Costco's stock has performed exceptionally well over the past five years, but does it need a breather?
  77. Is Your Retirement Plan On Track?

    Sooner or later that day will come. Do you know if you're ready? Here's how to tell and what to do if your trajectory needs ...
  78. India's Two-Child Policy

    As of 2014, 11 Indian states have passed laws to restrict Indian citizens from having no more than two children.
  79. Micro-Patterns: Looking At The Smaller Picture

    Micro-patterns within trading ranges reveal hidden characteristics of the bull-bear struggle.
  80. The Pros & Cons Of A Strong Dollar

    As the U.S. economy has emerged from the Great Recession, the strength of the U.S. dollar has also improved.
  81. How Much Do CPAs Make?

    If you're considering becoming a CPA, here's what you might expect to earn.
  82. Waze Vs. Google Maps

    Since the early 2000s, technology has been paving the way for the end of traditional maps, compasses, and other navigation ...
  83. Reading And Adapting To Market Performance

    Performance that aligns with broad market direction exposes a major strategic weakness.
  84. What To Do With Stocks That Hit All-Time Highs

    Apply this specialized set of risk management and technical rules when your positions are trading at new highs.
  85. Impact Of Low Oil Prices On Oil Sellers And Buyers

    The impact of the fall in oil prices globally is nuanced due to the complex economies of some countries --some of which are ...
  86. Understanding The Price Vs. Time Equation

    Price and time generate vastly different reward: risk profiles.
  87. Using Excel PV Function to compute Bonds PV

    To determine the value of a bond today - for a fixed principal (par value) to be repaid in the future at any predetermined ...
  88. Which Estate Transfer Technique is Right for You?

    This article explains the difference between the two estate transfer methods -- a will and a trust, and the circumstances ...
  89. Credit Cards That Will Get You First Class Flights

    It's getting harder and harder to be upgraded to first or business class on airlines. Here are some credit cards that may ...
  90. How Microsoft & Apple's Balance Sheets Compare

    Looking at two iconic companies, Microsoft and Apple, whose balance is sheet is stronger and where?
  91. Dos And Don'ts Of Selling A House

    Tips for selling your house in the shortest time possible and for the best price
  92. What Is Deflation And How Do Central Banks Fight It?

    The measures taken by central banks seem to be winning the battle against deflation, but it is too early to tell if they ...
  93. How Lean Six Sigma Works

    Based on both lean management and Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma helps companies create a management system that promotes perfection ...
  94. Top 6 Money Management Apps For 2015

    Spenders who should be keeping better track of their cash flow will benefit the most from these money management apps.
  95. 5 Financial Tools You Can Throw Out The Window

    Bank deposit slip: what's that? Everyday tools of our financial life that went from indispensable to obsolete.
  96. Why The U.S. Economy Is Ready For Liftoff

    Though the U.S. economy is once again underperforming expectations, as it has for the past five years, the economy is ready ...
  97. What New Grads Need To Do On Their First Job

    It's never too early to start saving aside something for retirement. But what purpose could a retirement account serve when ...
  98. Steps to Starting Up an Independent Broker Dealer

    Launching your own broker-dealer is a lot of work, but the potential payoff is great, both personally and financially.
  99. Why Hedge Fund Managers Make Good Advisory Clients

    Super-busy hedge fund managers should be viewed as an opportunity for sophisticated financial advisors who can step in and ...
  100. Small-Cap Biotech Stocks to Watch

    Home runs in the small cap biotechnology market are hard to come by. Here are some names to watch.
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