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  1. SRI Funds and Your 401(k): What You Need to Know

    Socially responsible, green and impact investing options are now DoL-approved for 401(k) plans. Here's what investors should ...
  2. How Medicaid Works After Retirement

    Reasons why, after you retire, you need to know how Medicaid works – and especially how it relates to Medicare.
  3. Johnson & Johnson's 3 Most Profitable Lines of Business (JNJ)

    Learn about the key drivers of Johnson & Johnson's profitability. The company is organized in three segments, with pharmaceuticals ...
  4. What Investors Need to Know About Returns in 2016

    Last year wasn’t a great one for investors seeking solid returns, so here are three things we believe all investors need ...
  5. ABC's Madoff Miniseries Explores His Charm, Smarm

    An ABC miniseries on Ponzi scheme king Bernie Madoff gets inside the head of a man who was, in fact, not too big to fail.
  6. Icahn's Bet on Cheniere Energy: Should You Follow?

    Investing legend Carl Icahn continues to lose money on Cheniere Energy, but he's increasing his stake. Should you follow ...
  7. The Top 5 Northern Trust Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Discover how to use Northern Trust mutual funds to create a highly diversified and moderately conservative portfolio with ...
  8. Walmart: Sharpening its Portfolio by Shutting Down Stores (WMT)

    Learn why Wal-Mart is closing stores worldwide and how the world's largest retailer plans to take on Amazon by investing ...
  9. Analyzing Google's Return on Equity (ROE) (GOOGL)

    Learn about Alphabet's return on equity. How has its ROE changed over time, how does it compare to its peers and what factors ...
  10. Warren Buffett's Investment Lessons for Retirees

    For those in retirement, Warren Buffett's clear, timeless advice on investing is worth a look.
  11. How Pharmaceutical Companies Price Their Drugs

    Learn more about how pharmaceutical companies price drugs, why prices are often very high and why it can be difficult to ...
  12. Confused About Estimated Tax Deadlines for 2016?

    If you run a business or have investment income, pay attention to this year's estimated tax deadlines. Here are the details, ...
  13. Are You Really an Entrepeneur? A Reality Check

    If you are going to be an entrepreneur, and you’re doing it on a shoestring, you’ll need more than a good idea. Here are ...
  14. 5 Reasons to Invest in Mid-Century Modern Furniture

    Look for original pieces from the mid-20th century (not reproductions) as worthwhile investments – and get the pleasure of ...
  15. The 4 Most Expensive Company Campuses

    Discover some of the most expensive company campuses in the world, why they are often designed so elaborately, and learn ...
  16. Is Buffett's Bet on Oil Right for You? (XOM, PSX)

    Oil stocks are getting trounced, but Warren Buffett still likes one of them. Should you follow the leader?
  17. Retirement Plan Tax Prep Checklist

    Here's a list of items you need to have in order by tax time, including paying attention to those pesky required minimum ...
  18. 3 Things About International Investing and Currency

    As world monetary policy continues to diverge rocking bottom on interest rates while the Fed raises them, expect currencies ...
  19. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Dish Network Stock (DISH)

    Get insight about the potential risks of investing in Dish Network stock, such as its lack of cross-selling ability as an ...
  20. The Top 5 Entertainment Penny Stocks for 2016 (SIRI, ZNGA)

    Learn more about what types of businesses comprise the entertainment industry, and discover five entertainment penny stocks ...
  21. How Safe Is Traveling in Thailand?

    Exercise the kinds of cautions that are necessary anywhere in the world. And then pay attention to these three particular ...
  22. The Top 5 Semiconductor Penny Stocks for 2016 (ACLS, CAMT)

    Learn more about the semiconductor industry, and discover five penny stocks that investors seeking exposure to this industry ...
  23. The Biggest Risks of Investing in SandRidge Stock

    Learn about the significant risks of investing in SandRidge. Read how the company may not be able to service its substantial ...
  24. Tufts Economists: TPP Will Reduce U.S. GDP

    According to economists at Tufts University, the TPP agreement will destroy half a million jobs in the U.S. by 2025.
  25. Gloom and Doom for Global Markets in 2016?

    Learn about the volatility in global markets during the beginning of 2016. See why famous investors are saying some economies ...
  26. Top Insights Into Winning More Wealthy Clients

    The upcoming young and wealthy client class is like none other when it comes to wealth advising preferences. Here are some ...
  27. Top Tips to Transition into Retirement Confidently

    Here are some of the best ways to make the transition to retirement painless.
  28. When to Fire Your Advisor and Go Robo-Advisor

    Human financial advisor or robo-advisor: Which suits your needs best? Here are some general tips to help guide you to the ...
  29. How Millionaires Say They'll Invest in 2016

    Recent research shows that millionaire investors are entering 2016 more conservatively thanks to recent market volatility. ...
  30. When Low Volatility Funds Make Sense for Retirees

    Low volatility investments let you “smooth out” the market's day-to-day or month-to-month choppy waters. But is a smooth ...
  31. How Zika Is Infecting the Travel Industry

    The Zika virus is declared a public health emergency as airlines, cruise lines and other travel companies accommodate customers ...
  32. Jana Partners: An Activist Investor Analysis

    Learn about Jana Partners, a hedge fund founded by Barry Rosenstein. Read about new positions in ConAgra and Qualcomm the ...
  33. The Top 5 Micro Cap Alternative Energy Stocks for 2016 (AMSC, SLTD)

    Follow a cautious approach when purchasing micro-cap stocks in the alternative energy sector. Learn about five alternative ...
  34. Analyzing Porter's Five Forces on Under Armour (UA)

    Learn about Under Armour and how it differentiates itself in the competitive athletic apparel industry in light of the Porter's ...
  35. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Qualcomm Stock (QCOM, BRCM)

    Understand the long-term fundamental risks related to investing in Qualcomm stock, and how financial ratios also play into ...
  36. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Johnson & Johnson Stock (JNJ)

    Learn the largest risks to investing in Johnson & Johnson through fundamental analysis and other potential risks. Also discover ...
  37. How Digital Payments Will Change Commerce in 2016

    The way we transfer and spend money is constantly evolving, and 2016 is poised to expand digital payments like we've never ...
  38. The Three Most Notorious Rogue Traders

    The conviction of former Barclays trader Tom Hayes has once again shone the spotlight on rogue traders. Here are three of ...
  39. Tech Stocks Vs. Financial Stocks in 2016

    Consider the arguments for allocating more of your investment portfolio to either the technology sector or the financial ...
  40. Digital Nomads in the Modern Economy

    Digital nomads compose a growing portion of the modern economy.
  41. 4 Things That Make a Stock a Risky Bet

    Risk is everywhere and when it comes to stocks it can take many forms. From price risk to volatility risk, there’s a lot ...
  42. Five Advantages of Futures Over Options

    Futures have a number of advantages over options such as fixed upfront trading costs, lack of time decay and liquidity.
  43. How to Get More Yield From Your Investments

    Yield seeking investors can boost the amount of income their investments generate through tweaking their portfolio of stocks ...
  44. 4 Assumptions That Can Hurt Your Retirement

    Retirement planning is a must, but having a plan that's filled with old and dated assumptions can cause great harm.
  45. The Truth Behind Robo-Advisors

    Robo-advisors are marketed and sold as being more “intelligent” than their human counterparts. But are they actually more ...
  46. Will Silver Recover in 2016? (SLV, GLD, JJC)

    The end of the silver downtrend is likely to coincide with similar recoveries in gold, iron and copper.
  47. 4 Expensive Mutual Fund Mistakes to Avoid

    Mutual funds are a good way to balance your asset allocation but there some potentially expensive pitfalls investors need ...
  48. Trade Bond ETFs Using Yield Curves

    Different types of yield curves provide important insights for trading bond-based securities.
  49. How to Create a New Financial Product in 10 Steps

    The 10 steps outlined here are essential to the creation of a new financial product.
  50. Want Your Will to Prevail? Don't Die Intestate

    If you die without making a last will and testament, you are said to have died intestate. What happens to your assets in ...
  51. Will China Suffer a Fate Similar to That of the Soviet Union?

    Many parallels could be drawn between the former USSR and today's China, but the one similarity the CCP wants to avoid is ...
  52. The Top 5 Financial Penny Stocks for 2016 (CPSS, ASRV)

    Learn about some of the most promising penny stocks in the financial services sector that investors can consider adding to ...
  53. The Top 5 Micro Cap Biotechnology Stocks for 2016 (BSTC, OSIR)

    Discover some of the most promising micro-cap biotechnology stocks that investors can consider for their 2016 investment ...
  54. GoDaddy Inc: How It's Fared Since the 2015 IPO (GDDY)

    Evaluate GoDaddy's stock performance since its April 2015 IPO, and determine how you would have fared had you invested in ...
  55. Dollar Shave Club Review: Is It Worth It?

    Learn about the business model of the Dollar Shave Club, and find out whether the razor subscription company is a worthwhile ...
  56. The Top 5 Silver Penny Stocks for 2016 (LODE,AG)

    Learn about five of the top silver penny stocks and why investors may want to consider adding them to their investment portfolios ...
  57. Chipotle Served with Criminal Probe

    Chipotle's beat muted expectations and got a clear bill from the CDC, but it now appears that an investigation into its E.coli ...
  58. Free Snacks in Coach at American Airlines. Really. (AAL)

    The last of the big three finally throws a bone (well, a cookie) to its non-elite customers.
  59. Laws & Regulations To Know Before Changing the Name of Your Business

    Discover some of the most important steps you need to take after making a decision to change your legally established business ...
  60. The 4 Best Vanguard Funds for Income Seekers in 2016

    Discover four mutual funds administered and managed by the Vanguard Group that would be suitable for income-seeking investors ...
  61. How You Actually Get Your Pension After Retirement

    No matter what type of pension plan you have at work, decisions have to be made when you retire. Here are your options.
  62. Seven Sustainable Retail Dividends

    Seven retailers which pat sustainable dividends when examining both the companies' payout ratios and free cash flows.
  63. Craft Coffee Review: Is It Worth It?

    Learn more about one of the first and most flexible specialty-grade coffee subscription services on the market, a perfect ...
  64. Under Pressure: Eyeing Pershing Square's Holdings

    A look at Pershing Square's recent performance, portfolio and future outlook. Should investors follow the money?
  65. Analyzing Sprint Corp's Return on Equity (ROE) (S)

    Learn about Sprint's return on equity. Find out why its ROE is negative and how asset turnover and financial leverage impact ...
  66. Should Leavers Roll Over 401(k) Assets or Not?

    More and more companies are urging soon to be retirees to keep theirs assets in the company 401(k) plan. Is this a good idea?
  67. What If They Can't Fix Your VW? (VLKAY)

    The latest news is that VW may not be able to fix the pollution controls to make those doctored cars meet U.S. environmental ...
  68. Retirement Tips for Financial Advisors

    Learn some valuable tips that financial advisors are using to successfully transition from practice to financially secure ...
  69. The Top 5 Personal Finance Experts to Follow in 2016

    Here is a look at five money and investing experts who can help you reach your financial goals for 2016.
  70. Why Alphabet is the Best of the 'FANGs' for 2016

    Alphabet just impressed the street, but is it the best FANG stock?
  71. Plated Review, Is It Worth It?

    Take a closer look at the ready-to-cook meal service, Plated, and learn how the company can help you take the hassle out ...
  72. Governments Ask Tech Giants to Join War on ISIS

    In the US and Israel, governments have asked their respective nations' tech industries to help in the war against ISIS.
  73. If You Had Invested Right After Comcast's IPO (CMCSA)

    Evaluate how Comcast's stock has performed since the company's 1972 IPO, and learn how you might be a millionaire today had ...
  74. How China's Economy is Now Like America's

    China's economy could take the global economy down with it; why that might be good news in the grand scheme.
  75. A 2016 Outlook: What January 2009 Can Teach Us

    January 2009 and January 2016 were similar from an investment standpoint, but from a forward-looking perspective, they were ...
  76. The Top 5 Buffalo Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Discover the top five Buffalo Funds for retirement diversification in 2016, with a summary of each fund, including manager ...
  77. The Top 5 Retail Penny Stocks for 2016 (TWMC, DXLG)

    Find out which retail stocks trade for less than $5 a share. Learn about bargains that can avoid bankruptcy and produce nice ...
  78. Volkswagen: A Value Play for 2016? (VOW.DE)

    Understand why Volkswagen could be a good value play for 2016 depending on your outlook regarding the company's current EPA ...
  79. Why the Classic Car Boom Might Be Ready to Bust

    The collectible car market has grown spectacularly, but recent numbers show that it may be heading for a correction.
  80. Should You Let a Family Member Manage Your 401(k)?

    Learn how a family member managing your 401(k) is probably not the most auspicious move you can make, and identify several ...
  81. 6 Best California-based Mutual Funds

    Discover six market-leading mutual funds from top asset managers based in California. Learn about mutual fund families that ...
  82. If You Had Invested Right After AT&T's IPO (T)

    Analyze how AT&T stock has performed after the company's 1984 IPO, and learn how you would have fared had you been an early ...
  83. Will Iran Sanctions Relief Hurt U.S. Pistachios?

    Iranian pistachio farmers have a few more millennia of experience than their Californian counterparts, and according to the ...
  84. Top 5 American Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Discover five mutual funds from industry leader American Funds with high yields that are perfect for retirement savings diversification.
  85. Drone Investments Are Flying High 

    According to a report released by Dow Jones VentureWire, venture-backed funding for drone companies is on the rise.
  86. Clinton or Cruz: The President for Your Pocketbook

    Tuesday's Iowa caucuses kicked off presidential primary season and offered a couple of surprises.
  87. 4 ETFs To Trade the Russian Ruble (RSX, ERUS)

    Discover which exchange-traded funds (ETFs) provide investors with the greatest exposure to the Russian ruble and learn about ...
  88. 3 Vanguard Equity Fund Underperformers

    Discover three funds from Vanguard Group that consistently underperform their indexes. Learn how consistent most Vanguard ...
  89. More Firms Set to Join Robo-Advisor Ranks in 2016

    These major financial services firms plan to roll out robo-advisor platforms this year.
  90. Advisors: Win Over Millennials with Insurance

    Millennials don’t have the same values and goals as previous generations. Here are some tips on how advisors can adapt to ...
  91. Advisors: Don't Mix Robo and Traditional Services

    Here's why it makes sense for financial advisors to offer traditional and robo-advisor services separately.
  92. Saving $100 Now Is Better Than Saving $1,000 In 10 Years

    Learn why it is better to save $100 every year starting right now rather than $1,000 in 10 years, and find out the benefits ...
  93. Passport Procrastinators: This Year, Renew Early!

    Millions of passports issued nearly 10 years ago when the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative became law are expiring. Expect ...
  94. How to Analyze a Company's Inventory

    Discover how to analyze a company's inventory by understanding different types of inventory and doing a quantitative and ...
  95. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Celgene Stock (CELG)

    Discover the biggest risks to investing in Celgene Corporation when reviewing fundamental analysis and other external factors ...
  96. Birch Box Review: Is It Worth It?

    Learn more about the convenience of the subscription beauty box industry, and discover why the Birchbox company in particular ...
  97. Retiring in Puerto Rico: The Pros and Cons

    Puerto Rico is a popular retirement spot for those seeking new experiences and a better climate while staying close to home. ...
  98. Alphabet Earnings Beat Expectations (GOOGL, AAPL)

    Alphabet's earnings crush analysts' expectations; now bigger than Apple?
  99. Retiring in Panama: The Pros & Cons

    This Latin American country, with its generous retiree benefits, makes life affordable. But get comfortable with the slower ...
  100. How a 457 Plan Works After Retirement

    457 retirement plans are complicated. Here's a quick guide to how they work after you retire.
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