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  1. Implied vs. Historical Volatility: The Main Differences

    Discover the differences between historical and implied volatility, and how the two metrics can determine whether options ...
  2. What ETF Fund Managers Do

    Find out about the typical day in the life of an ETF portfolio manager, and learn about the primary job responsibilities ...
  3. A History of the S&P 500 Dividend Yield

    Find out why the dividend yield for the S&P 500 Index remains historically low, and what dividend yields used to look like ...
  4. Consumer Staples: ETF (XLP) vs. Mutual Fund (VHGEX) Study

    Discover how XLP, the Consumer Staples Select Sector ETF performs against VHGEX, the Vanguard Global Equity Fund.
  5. 3 International Equity Mutual Funds to Avoid in 2016 (AWPCX, BJBIX)

    Discover three international equity funds that investors should avoid in 2016 due to their poor fundamentals, high risks ...
  6. 4 Long Term Bond Mutual Fund Portfolio Managers to Consider

    Learn about four long-tenured bond fund managers who have guided their portfolios to benchmark-beating performances and above-average ...
  7. 3 Best High-Yielding Convertible Bond Mutual Funds (LACFX, FACVX)

    LACFX,FACVX,VCVSX: Learn about three of the highest-yielding options available.
  8. VTSMX: Top 3 Mutual Fund Holders of Yahoo

    VTSMX,VFINX,VINIX: Discover which mutual funds own the largest holdings in Yahoo shares.
  9. Top 3 ETFs Tracking the MSCI World Index (URTH, VT)

    Morgan Stanley's Capital International World Index top three ETFs that can give you access to the investments it tracks...
  10. Top 4 Mutual Fund Holders of YUM! Brands, Inc. (YUM, VTSMX)

    Discover the top four largest mutual fund holders of YUM! Brands shares, and determine if their investment strategy can help ...
  11. Materials Sector ETF (XLB) vs. Mutual Fund (VMIAX) Study

    Discover fund investment options in the materials sector, including an ETF, The Materials Select Sector SPDR (XLB), and a ...
  12. MWEFX,MSFBX: Overview of 3 Global Equity Mutual Funds

    Discover three global equity mutual Funds that perform well in both bull and bear markets, complete with a summary of investment ...
  13. Top 3 Alliance Bernstein Fixed-Income Mutual Funds (ANAGX, ABQIX)

    Explore three AllianceBernstein fixed-income mutual funds with strong risk-adjusted returns, low expense ratios and high ...
  14. Job Hunting: Higher Pay vs. Better Benefits

    Focusing on pay when job hunting may be a mistake. Find out which benefits have the highest long-run payoff.
  15. FKINX: Franklin Income Fund Portfolio Trends

    Evaluate the composition of the Franklin Income Fund, and learn how the fund's makeup has evolved between March 2015 and ...
  16. Are You Ready for the Retirement Challenge?

    In order to truly take advantage of retirement, take these six things into consideration during the retirement planning process.
  17. Is Your Workplace Awesome?

    These important qualities make a workplace great for both employees and employers.
  18. 8 Reasons Why Valued Employees Quit

    Salaries are important, but retaining top employees requires more than just competitive pay.
  19. No Retirement Savings? How to Catch Up

    Starting your retirement savings late, like in your 50s? Here are a few ways to catch up.
  20. 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a New Home

    Understand five specific mistakes to avoid when buying a new home.
  21. Act (Invest) Your Age

    It’s never too late to invest for retirement. Make the right decisions for where you're at.
  22. The Best Way To Build Your Retirement Portfolio

    Retirement means changing your investment goals from growing assets to generating income. Here's how.
  23. Up for Debate: Political Risk

    Managing political risks cost-effectively is difficult but today portfolio managers need to give it serious thought.
  24. Will Central Banks Look to New Tools?

    With a couple weeks to digest the Brexit vote, we see some key takeaways tied to the market rebound.
  25. 6 Bad Home Renovations that Don't Add Much Value

    Before you begin any home renovations, make sure they will add to the value of your home. Here are six projects to absolutely ...
  26. Annuities: The Good, Bad and the Ugly

    Annuities suffer from a few perception problems. This primer that covers the good, the bad and the ugly of annuities.
  27. What Does an Ideal Retirement Portfolio Look Like?

    The "ideal" retirement portfolio can differ from one investor to another, but some themes hold true no matter what.
  28. Are ETFs Liquid Enough for a Bear Market Exodus?

    Are ETFs liquid enough for a mass exodus that could come with the next major market downturn?
  29. In Your 20s and Have Extra Cash? Here's What to Do

    If you're lucky enough to have saved (or otherwise come across) some spare cash in your 20s, what's the best thing to do ...
  30. LinkedIn/Microsoft Deal: What Advisors Should Know

    Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn could benefit advisors in many ways, but it could also introduce some new compliance ...
  31. SBLGX,LMOPX: Overview of Top 4 Legg Mason Funds

    Discover how to diversify retirement savings using two broad-based Legg Mason Funds. Learn about two funds that can significantly ...
  32. SGENX: First Eagle Global Fund Top Holdings Analysis

    Learn about the First Eagle Global Class A mutual fund, including details about the fund's asset allocation and an analysis ...
  33. EXDAX: Overview of Top Manning & Napier Funds

    Learn about four mutual funds administered and managed by Manning & Napier that can help investors diversify their retirement ...
  34. Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of Salesforce.com (CRM, ORCL)

    Discover Salesforce.com's five largest mutual fund investors and learn why it is important that four of those funds are actively ...
  35. HTECX: 5 Technology Mutual Funds to Avoid

    See why investors should avoid these five mutual funds when choosing a technology mutual fund, based on returns, risk profiles, ...
  36. How to Decide to Pay Down Debt vs. Invest

    You find yourself sitting on some cash—do you invest or pay down debt? The answer is different for everyone, so be sure to ...
  37. Understanding Investor Behavior

    Discover how some human tendencies can play out in the market, posing the question: are we really rational?
  38. The Top 4 Credit Suisse Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Discover the top four Credit Suisse funds for retirement diversification in 2016, complete with a description of each fund ...
  39. Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of Electronic Arts (EA, VIMSX)

    Discover which five mutual funds are the largest investors in Electronic Arts, Inc., one of the largest and best-known creators ...
  40. Find a New Financial Advisor Who's Right for You

    It is a jolt when a long-time financial consultant leaves. Be sure not to make a snap decision.
  41. 3 Top Global Equity Calamos Investments Mutual Funds

    CIGRX,CAGEX,CNWGX. Explore three Calamos Investments mutual funds focused on global growth equities, and learn more about ...
  42. Financial Planning: It's About More Than Money

    Financial planning isn't just about the money. Find out where else to focus on.
  43. Not Crazy: Unconventional Monetary Policy

    Unconventional monetary policy, such as quantitative easing, can be used to jump-start economic growth and spur demand.
  44. Behind IBM's 87.6% Rise in 10 years (IBM)

    Analyze IBM's stock price history to learn why investor outlook has been more important than financial performance for influencing ...
  45. 8 Essential Four-Letter Words for Financial Health

    By embracing these four-letter words, you can take the steps necessary to improve your financial health.
  46. VGHCX: Vanguard Health Care Fund Risk Statistics Case Study

    Discover one of the largest health care-focused mutual funds, and learn about the fund's historical values for seven key ...
  47. 3 Safe Places to Retire in Latin America With Under $2,000 a Month

    Retired expats can enjoy a comfortable life in Latin America for $2,000/mo.
  48. Our Outlook for the Second Half

    What’s in store for the second half? Around 90 BlackRock portfolio managers and executives recently gathered to discuss the ...
  49. Top 3 Infrastructure ETFs (EMLP, IGF)

    Discover three of the most widely held and best-performing ETFs for investors looking to obtain exposure to infrastructure ...
  50. Is Your Financial Advisor Not Using ETFs? Beware!

    Discover why financial advisors should be offering low-cost ETFs to clients, and learn why it is considered concerning if ...
  51. The World of College Rebate Programs

    College rebate programs like Upromise feature a few small drawbacks, but their benefits compounded over several years can ...
  52. Why is Deflation Bad for the Economy?

    Deflation can adversely affect the economy in significant ways.
  53. The Negative Rates of Europe's Central Banks

    We are currently seeing negative central bank deposit rates and government and corporate bonds with negative yields, but ...
  54. Behind Verizon's 66.7% Rise in 10 years (VZ, T)

    Analyze Verizon's stock performance over the past 10 years. Learn how VZ's defensive characteristics and periods of strong ...
  55. The Benefits of Fundamental Indexing

    Fundamental Indexing shuns outside price influence and prefers to value its components using intrinsic factors, making it ...
  56. Minimum Volatility Strategies in a Post-Brexit World

    Using Brexit as an example to show how minimum volatility strategies work and why they deserve more of your attention.
  57. Is Now the Time for Convertible Bonds?

    Convertible bonds offer a competitive rate of return in what is a very tough market right now. Here's how they work.
  58. Why Mobile Technology Is Crucial for Advisors

    Here's why mobile technology matters for financial advisors and how they can ensure that they’re keeping up-to-date with ...
  59. Why Utility Stocks Are No Longer a Safe Haven

    Utility stocks have been the best performing sector in the S&P 500 Index so far this year but many believe they are now overvalued. ...
  60. MINDX, DRIOX: Overview of 3 Top Global Equity Mutual Funds

    Learn about the top three global equity mutual funds you should consider having in your portfolio for 2016 to add international ...
  61. PRWCX: T Rowe Price Capital Appreciation Fund Risk Statistics Case Study

    Analyze PRWCX using popular risk metrics that are part of modern portfolio theory (MPT). Explore PRWCX's volatility, correlation ...
  62. FKINX: A Risk Statistics Case Study

    Examine important risk metrics for mutual fund FKINX. Discover what beta, standard deviation and R-squared say about volatility ...
  63. NEFSX: Top 5 Mutual Funds From Natixis

    Discover five mutual funds from Natixis Funds that provide high income, growth and preservation of capital while diversifying ...
  64. VEIEX: 3 Best Emerging Markets Equity Mutual Funds

    Learn about emerging markets and how your portfolio can benefit from them. Discover three unique high-dividend-paying emerging ...
  65. DODGX: Overview of Dodge & Cox Stock Fund

    Discover the how the Dodge and Cox Stock Fund has generated a 10.08% average annual return since 1965, and learn how it may ...
  66. Donald Trump and the Mystery of the Missing Manhattan Sewage

    Trump had two choices with a billion-dollar West Side project: build a sewage treatment plant or bow out. But there was a ...
  67. VWELX: Vanguard Mutual Fund With 65% Equity & 35% Bonds

    Explore several risk metrics of VWELX. Learn what beta, R-squared, capture ratios and standard deviation say about volatility ...
  68. 5 Ways To Stretch Your Retirement Budget

    Stretch your retirement budget to live comfortably.
  69. Telecom ETF (IYZ) vs. Mutual Fund (VTCAX) Case Study

    Compare a popular telecommunications industry exchange-traded fund (ETF) to a similar mutual fund, and see which one comes ...
  70. GABCX: 3 Mid-Cap Equity Mutual Funds That Bets on M&As

    Read analyses of three mid-cap equity mutual funds that employ an event-driven arbitrage strategy and rely on mergers and ...
  71. Why Apple Can Be a Value Stock But Not a Defensive Stock (AAPL)

    Examine Apple's 2016 price decline to identify its potential as a value stock. Contrast Apple's characteristics with defensive ...
  72. Contributing to a Roth IRA Regardless of Income

    Savers of all income levels can get money into a Roth IRA, though there may be an extra step involved in the process.
  73. How a Weaker Pound Could Absorb Market Shocks

    Markets remain nervous after Brexit, which sent the British pound plummeting. Yet, we point out some of the long-term benefits ...
  74. How Much Money Do You Need to Retire in Hawaii?

    The Aloha State remains an idyllic place to retire, but at what cost? From rent to cereal to gasoline, we look at the hidden ...
  75. 3 Safest Fixed-Income ETFs of 2016 (VCSH, BSV)

    Learn about the investment profiles of three very safe fixed-income ETFs and discover why they are all excellent ways to ...
  76. VHCOX: 5 Growth Mutual Funds That Weathered Drawdown

    Learn about five mutual funds whose performances in up and down markets are bolstered by stable portfolio compositions and ...
  77. Quantum is Coming

    Alphabet's forthcoming Chrome Canary browser is just the "canary" in the coalmine--quantum computing is coming faster than ...
  78. Retire on 70% of Your Income? It Might Be Tough

    Before you're sure that 70% will be enough to support you in retirement, figure out what your life costs now and how it might ...
  79. Behind Chevron's 71% Rise in 10 Years (CVX)

    Analyze Chevron's historical price movements to determine which factors have influenced returns. Examine the effects of crude ...
  80. 6 ETFs With Netflix Exposure (NFLX,FDN,ARKW,PNQI)

    If you want exposure to Netflix but who also want diversification consider these ETFs.
  81. Rainfall in Ethiopia and Other Stock Market Advice

    No one knows how events will impact financial markets. So what investment advice should you focus on? Start by considering ...
  82. 3 Sectors With the Most Leveraged ETFs (ROM, UYG)

    Learn about leveraged ETFs and why they are used. Discover which sectors have the most leveraged ETFs, and learn the identities ...
  83. Why You Should Grill Your Advisor About Repapering

    If your financial advisor was not previously bound to a fiduciary standard, there is a chance you are losing returns due ...
  84. US Oil Sector Pre-Earnings Analysis

    Analysts expect oil refiners to do best and upstream crude producers to do worst this earnings season.
  85. The 4% Withdrawal Rule: One Size Fits All?

    The 4% rule for retirement withdrawals has been a staple in financial planning for over 20 years, but no rule of thumb or ...
  86. How Advisors' Personality Traits Impact Success

    Research shows that the advisor industry is made up all type of personalities, and that matching those up strategically can ...
  87. How Advisors Need to Evolve to Stay Relevant

    The financial advisory world is rapidly changing. Here's why and how advisors need to evolve to stay relevant and thrive.
  88. Get This: Bonds Beat Stocks After All

    Data shows that long-term Treasury securities have actually outperformed the S&P 500 over the past 10 years.
  89. Beating the Gender Pay Gap for Women’s Retirement

    Women have a gender pay gap because they spend less time in the workforce and earn less than men. Here are 5 steps for sufficient ...
  90. AWSHX: Washington Mutual Portfolio Trends

    Discover portfolio trends in the American Funds Washington Mutual Investors Fund that has it positioned for growth in 2016.
  91. VETAX: 3 Mid-Cap Core Mutual Funds for Bull and Bear Markets

    Explore three mid-cap core mutual funds that have delivered double-digit average returns since 2012 with less-than-market ...
  92. AIVSX: Investment Company of America Top Holdings Analysis

    Learn about the top-five holdings of The Investment Company of America, one of the nation's oldest equity mutual funds with ...
  93. Read This Before You Retire in the Philippines

    The Philippines has a warm climate, a low cost of living and plenty of people who speak English. What to do next if you think ...
  94. ALTFX: 3 AllianceBernstein International Equity Mutual Funds

    Learn about three Alliance Bernstein international/global stock funds, one of which has only been offered to investors since ...
  95. PSGMX,OBEGX: 3 U.S. Small-Cap Growth Mutual Funds to Avoid

    PSGMX,OBEGX,NYSAX: explore three small-cap growth mutual funds to avoid.
  96. Chart of the Week: A Cautiously Optimistic Outlook for U.S. Earnings

    We're optimistic U.S. earnings will improve in the second half, but we believe the rebound may not be as big as many expect. ...
  97. Funding College: How to Perform a Sanity Check

    Summer is an ideal time for high school seniors and their parents to take a sanity check and make sure the chosen collegiate ...
  98. How Interest Rates Work On Car Loans

    Three big facts to know – and some numbers to crunch to get the best deal.
  99. Why You Should Have a Roth IRA

    The world of retirement savings plans is filled with options. Here are the reasons why you should consider a Roth IRA when ...
  100. Breaking Down the First Trust NASDAQ ABA Community Bank ETF (QABA)

    Get an analysis of the First Trust NASDAQ ABA Community Bank ETF, the single best pure-play ETF for investors seeking exposure ...
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