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  1. What to Cut From Your Portfolio Right Now

    Owning stocks may shortly become too scary for your portfolio. Here's why, and here are some alternatives.
  2. Top Retirement Hack? Start with a Lifestyle Change

    Instead of going through the usual retirement planning steps, some people are focusing on fostering a lower cost lifestyle ...
  3. Top 10 Startups That Emerged in New York City

    Understand why the startup scene has grown, and discover why it has become a large part of New York City. Learn about the ...
  4. Top 10 Startups That Emerged in Chicago

    Understand why Chicago has become one of the best places to work or start a new business. Learn about the top 10 startups ...
  5. Top 5 Startups That Emerged in Detroit

    Learn how startups are changing the face of Detroit, a city long dominated by large corporations, and identify the specific ...
  6. Top 5 Startups That Emerged in Boston

    Learn why Boston is a hot market for startups, and familiarize yourself with a few of the top startups that have emerged ...
  7. Startup Analysis: How Much Is Palantir Worth?

    Learn about the private company Palantir, its valuation and how its valuation was derived. Understand how the company operates ...
  8. Top 10 Startups That Emerged in Austin

    Understand why Austin, Texas has become one of the premier places for a startup to launch its operations. Learn about the ...
  9. Top 7 Startups That Emerged in Mexico City

    Learn why Mexico City has the potential to emerge as a major player in the startup scene, and identify several companies ...
  10. How to Use Blockchain to Buy and Sell Gold

    Most people still haven't heard of the term "blockchain," but chances are you will soon. A blockchain is a tamper-proof, ...
  11. Chinese Stock Market Ban Hurts Production

    Late June saw the beginning of a nearly $4 trillion rout of China’s stock markets that triggered a panicked Chinese government ...
  12. Careers: Equity Research Vs. Investment Banking

    Equity research is sometimes viewed as the unglamorous, lower-paid cousin to investment banking. In this article, we compare ...
  13. Will North and South Korea Ever Reunite?

    North and South Korea have been divided for over six decades. Some analysts think the two countries could reunify within ...
  14. Rise of Netflix Making Nielsen Ratings Obsolete

    Netflix is a major disrupter of traditional television programming production and distribution. The once all-powerful Nielsen ...
  15. Is the Yuan a Yawn or a Nightmare for Investors?

    China’s decision to change the method of setting its currency exchange rate caused global shock waves last week.
  16. 5 Ways to Maximize Your Credit Card Points

    How to get the most bang for your rewards buck.
  17. ETF Analysis: iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value

    Understand how the iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value exchange-traded fund presents an opportunity for investors to diversify ...
  18. ETF Analysis: iShares Gold Trust

    Learn about the SPDR Gold Shares ETF, how it tracks the price of gold, and what type of investors may want to hold shares ...
  19. ETF Analysis: Utilities Select Sector SPDR

    Learn about the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF and the benchmark index it tracks, and understand what type of investors ...
  20. ETF Analysis: Vanguard Extended Market

    Learn how the Vanguard Extended Market ETF provides investors with exposure to the larger stock universe, except for companies ...
  21. ETF Analysis: iShares International Select Dividend

    Learn how the iShares International Select Dividend ETF provides investors an opportunity to gain exposure to high-quality ...
  22. A Day In The Life of A Professional Forex Trader

    The professional forex trader lives an affluent lifestyle but pays the price with many hours of research and market watching.
  23. Finding Value in the Selloff Rubble

    Globally and in the United States, stocks are now in correction mode, with the recent erosion in equities in emerging markets ...
  24. How To Avoid Exchange Rate Risk

    What are the best strategies to avoid exchange rate risk when trading?
  25. Picking the Best Longevity Insurance

    What you need to know before buying a "reverse life" policy.
  26. 3 Stocks to Invest in the Oil Transportation Industry

    Learn about the oil and gas transportation industry, and discover some of the best oil transportation stocks for investors ...
  27. ETF Analysis: JPMorgan Alerian MLP

    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.
  28. ETF Analysis: iShares Core High Dividend

    Discover how the iShares Core High Dividend ETF is managed, which index it tracks, and for whom it is most suitable as part ...
  29. ETF Analysis: iShares S&P 100

    Discover how the iShares S&P 100 offers an opportunity for investors to gain exposure to mega- and large-cap domestic company ...
  30. How Do Asset Bubbles Cause Recessions?

    Understand how asset bubbles often lead to deep, protracted recessions. Read about historical examples of recessions preceded ...
  31. ETF Analysis: iShares Core Total USD Bond Market

    Learn about the iShares Core Total USD Bond Market ETF and how it contains holdings that have noninvestment grade ratings, ...
  32. How AQR Places Bets Against Beta

    Learn how the bet against beta strategy is used by a large hedge fund to profit from a pricing anomaly in the stock market ...
  33. The Vodka Industry Keeps Growing, But Why?

    Understand what the vodka industry is and where it performs best. Learn about the growth of the industry and three reason ...
  34. Employee Or Contractor? An On-Demand Economy Problem

    Several on-demand economy startups classify, or classified, their workers as contractors rather than employees. It is an ...
  35. Why Google Chromebooks Are a Hit in Schools

    Google Chromebooks have been on a roll in the education technology market. What are the reasons for this success?
  36. Elon Musk Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes

    Read more about Elon Musk, the South African immigrant turned technology and engineering entrepreneur and inventor worth ...
  37. 6 Smart Strategies to Invest Your Extra Cash Now

    The world's stock markets are shaky, to say the least. Should you hold onto your cash or bargain hunt?
  38. Is India the Next Emerging Markets Superstar?

    With a shift towards manufacturing and services, India could be the next emerging market superstar. Here, we provide a detailed ...
  39. China Lowers Interest Rates and U.S. Stocks React (Poorly)

    China’s central bank The People Bank of China (PBOC) slashed interest rates for the fifth time since November 2014 and relaxed ...
  40. Best Ways to Save For Retirement Without an IRA or 401(k)

    Learn the most common types of savings vehicles used to accumulate money for retirement outside employer-sponsored 401(k)s ...
  41. How Does AirHelp Work and Make Money?

    Learn about AirHelp's business model and monetization strategy. Discover how it can quickly submit claims for your airline ...
  42. How Rollins Inc. Transformed from Radio to Pest Control

    Discover how Rollins, Inc. grew and expanded, making numerous acquisitions, transitioning from the radio industry to the ...
  43. 3 Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows

    Discover some stocks that are currently trading near their 52-week lows, which may be undervalued and offer a good buying ...
  44. Jawbone: An IPO You Should Have on Your Radar

    Learn about the company Jawbone and how it has become successful with multiple product lines. Understand the benefits of ...
  45. Benefits of Regional Bank ETFs over Commercial Banks

    The SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF offers a stable local alternative to broad-based multinational commercial banking sector ...
  46. ETF Analysis: iShares Russell 2000 Value

    Read an in-depth description of the iShares Russell 2000 Value fund, an exchange-traded fund that tracks undervalued small-cap ...
  47. ETF Analysis: iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond

    Take a closer look at the iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF, which is a BlackRock issue focused on intermediate maturity ...
  48. 3 Cheap Russian Stocks You Should Keep an Eye on

    Learn about three cheap Russian stocks to keep an eye on; the more than 50% decline in oil has led to weakness in Russian ...
  49. These 5 Countries Move the Supply of Oil

    Learn which countries are the largest source of change in the global supply of oil. Oil prices crashed in 2014 as supply ...
  50. The Top 9 Things to Know About Hillary Clinton's Economic View

    Find out where former secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stands on the economy, jobs, ...
  51. How TheSkimm Works and Makes Money

    Obtain information on the popular news digest newsletter, theSkimm, and understand how email newsletter publishers generate ...
  52. Is Argentina a Socialist Country?

    Find out why it does not really make sense to call Argentina a socialist country, even though the South American nation has ...
  53. The Upside of Picking Stocks Nobody Follows

    Learn about the upside of picking stocks nobody follows. The less followed a stock, the more opportunity there is for a stock ...
  54. Inherited IRA and 401(k) Rules: Don't Run Afoul

    What you need to know when it comes to the complex rules for inherited IRAs and 401(k)s.
  55. Top 4 Ways to Avoid Muni Bond Mistakes

    Muni bonds are often perceived as safe investments. But it's important to do some thorough research before investing.
  56. Why Leveraged ETFs Are Not a Long-Term Bet

    Leveraged ETFs aren't for the average investor. They can, however, present significant upside potential for the right type ...
  57. Index or Target Dates in 401(k)s: Which is Better?

    A common question is whether or not plan participants should choose index or target date funds in a 401(k). The answer depends ...
  58. How to Bring Up a Prenup with Clients

    Prenups aren't just for the rich. Here's how to help clients agree to one if you think they'll benefit.
  59. Retirement's Changing Tide: How to Help Clients

    The retirement landscape is changing and will certainly continue to evolve. Here's how to help clients best navigate planning ...
  60. How to Effectively Compare Credit Card Rewards

    There are so many different reward credit cards that are available. Understanding how each type work will help you pick the ...
  61. How to Avoid the Inheritance Nobody Wants: Debt

    With the biggest transfer of wealth underway, advisors need to ensure that clients don't also inherit debt.
  62. Morgan Stanley's Profitablity: Bank on It (MS)

    The economy offers few certainties, but Morgan Stanley's profitability might be one of them.
  63. Is Etsy Going to Sellout to Make a Profit?

    Is Etsy going to sellout to make a profit?
  64. 4 Things Millennials Can't Live Without

    Millennial investors are different from those in previous generations. Here are four Gen Y needs which are instrumental to ...
  65. The Plusses of Second Opinions for Clients

    If you are not collaborating with other professionals in your circle, you could be doing your clients a disservice.
  66. Holding Out for Capital Gains Could Be a Mistake

    Holding stocks for the sole purpose of avoiding short-term capital gains taxes may be a mistake, especially if all the signs ...
  67. Advisors: Ignore a Spouse at Your Own Peril

    Financial advisors have their work cut out for them when it comes to keeping a spouse or partner in what was formerly a couple-client ...
  68. 4 Ways Financial Plans Get Derailed

    A financial plan is useless if it never gets put into use. Here are four things to avoid when creating one with a client. ...
  69. Gen Xers Turn 50: Retirement Just Got Real

    As the first of Generation X reaches age 50, retirement suddenly feels real. Here's how to start thinking about a plan.
  70. The Dark Side of the Peer-to-Peer Economy

    Disruption to traditional industries, such as hotels or taxi and livery, pose a real threat and could cost the economy both ...
  71. Why are 401(k) contributions limited?

    Find out why contributions to 401(k) retirement plans are limited, including what the current contribution limits are and ...
  72. How do you calculate penalties on a 401(k) early withdrawal?

    Find out how to calculate the penalties on early withdrawals from your 401(k), including the impact of the additional 10% ...
  73. Is Alphabet the Next Berkshire Hathaway?

    Google has made headlines for self-driving cars and biotech products, but the most profitable part of the business remains ...
  74. Your Credit Score: More Important Than You Know

    Credit scores affect key aspects of your personal and professional life. Knowing your score and managing your credit input ...
  75. 7 Reasons You Will Make a Good Investment Banker

    Many seek at the door of investment banking, but few can enter. Possessing these seven traits will help you land a job and ...
  76. 7 Reasons Investment Banking Is Not for You

    Even if you possess the education, experience and enthusiasm to land a coveted investment banking gig, here are seven reasons ...
  77. Arbitrage Pricing Theory: It's Not Just Fancy Math

    What are the main ideas behind arbitrage pricing theory? We provide a simple explanation of the model and how to use it.
  78. Why Alphabet Will Boost Google Stock Prices

    Why is Google changing its name to Alphabet and what does this mean for shareholders?
  79. Four Ways to Improve Education In America

    U.S. students place 27th in math and 20th in science out of 34 countries. The United States must reform its education system ...
  80. 10 Most Successful Products from Shark Tank

    With six seasons, 7.5 million viewers, some studs and a whole lot of duds, we take a look at the 10 most successful products ...
  81. Joint Credit Cards: The Pros and Cons

    A joint credit card may sound like an easy way to split the bills, but make sure you know what you’re getting into first.
  82. 6 Reasons Why Every Investor Should Consider ETFs

    Once you understand the benefits of ETFs, you’ll see how they could be an exciting and smart way to help meet your financial ...
  83. Finding Cheap Airline Tickets: An Insider’s Guide

    If understanding airline pricing feels like decoding riddles, arm yourself with these six simple strategies to land the best ...
  84. Après Ski to Profit: Investing in a Swiss Chalet

    Evolving Swiss property laws mean that Swiss ski chalets have become precious commodities – and excellent investments, even ...
  85. Travel Tips: Avoid Exchange Rate Headaches

    How to avoid the most common issues and hassles raised by exchange rates while traveling abroad.
  86. Millennials Guide: 6 Routes to the Right Roommate

    Choosing the right roommate is key to not risking and ruining your credit history. Some simple precautions can save you from ...
  87. How Do You Find Penny Stocks That Pay Dividends?

    Learn about how investors can use online stock screeners to obtain a list of dividend-paying penny stocks for their consideration.
  88. Puerto Rico Will Soon Become America's Greece

    Explore the similarities that exist between Puerto Rico in relation to the United States and Greece in relation to the European ...
  89. 6 Things to Know About Soul Cycle Stock

    Learn about SoulCycle and how it has found success. Understand six aspects of the company everyone should know before considering ...
  90. 5 Things to Know About Neiman Marcus Stock

    Learn about Nieman Marcus and how it has become successful. Understand five aspects potential investors should know about ...
  91. Pros and Cons of Capitalist vs Socialist Economies

    Capitalism relies on the markets. Socialism, on government planning. Each system has its pros and cons.
  92. Mark Cuban Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes

    Learn more about America's favorite billionaire: Mark Cuban, outspoken owner of the Dallas Mavericks and star of the hit ...
  93. The Biggest Private Equity Firms in New York City

    Discover the top four largest private equity firms, including Goldman Sachs, headquartered in New York City, as ranked by ...
  94. The Biggest Private Equity Firms in Boston

    Learn about private equity firms and how they operate. Identify the top five private equity firms operating in the Boston ...
  95. How WeWork Works and Makes Money

    Find out how WeWork makes money by offering flexible, shared office space to out-of-the-cubicle workers like freelancers ...
  96. Asset Manager Ethics: Disclosures

    Effective communication and disclosures go a long way towards easing minds and creating a lasting and trusting symbiotic ...
  97. The Least Expensive States to Retire In

    Retirement time, and the livin' is easy in these locales.
  98. Why Walmart Raised Its Minimum Wage

    Read about the potential pros and cons of Walmart's promise to increase its minimum starting salary to $10 an hour.
  99. 5 Things to Know About Planet Fitness Stock

    Learn about Planet Fitness and how it has achieved success. Understand five aspects of the company that have made it an attractive ...
  100. Is the Apple Watch a Real Threat to Fitbit?

    Examine the potential for marketplace competition between Fitbit and the Apple Watch in the rapidly growing consumer wearables ...
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