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  1. Russell Clark and 3 Reasons Why His Horseman Global Fund Has Outperformed

    Discover why Russell Clark's Horseman Global Fund has outperformed in 2015 and 2016. His bearish bets on certain sectors ...
  2. Sirius XM Stock Punished Despite Record Revenue (SIRI)

    This quarter marked the company's fourth straight period during which it has delivered merely inline EPS results.
  3. VGSTX: Vanguard Star Fund Performance Case Study

    Learn about the Vanguard STAR Fund, including an information overview and a look at its historical financial performance ...
  4. LinkedIn Stock Pops on Q1 Earnings Beat (LNKD)

    The fact that the management under-projected this quarter's EPS (55 cents vs. 74 cents) doesn't instill confidence they have ...
  5. Apple Stock Falls As Carl Icahn Exits Position (AAPL)

    There's nothing wrong with taking profits, which is the lesson that should be taken from Icahn's exit. But what does it mean ...
  6. Will Raising the Retirement Age Save Social Security?

    Social Security is the federal government’s biggest expenditure. Here's why raising the age of retirement may not be a bad ...
  7. Married Gays Are Surprised to See Bigger Tax Bills

    Gay married couples can now file joint federal and state returns, but they should know how the marriage penalty in the tax ...
  8. Helping Clients Weigh College Financial Aid Offers

    Now's the time for reviewing financial aid offers, which can often be confusing. Here are a few tips to help clients make ...
  9. BND: Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF Performance Case Study

    Learn about some of the performance trends of the Vanguard Total Bond Market ETF, and discover which times of year the fund ...
  10. Offshore Banking Isn’t Illegal. Hiding It Is

    If you want to put your money into an offshore account, go ahead. But be aware that it won’t be exempt from taxes.
  11. 10 Markets Where Vanguard Offers the Cheapest Option (VTI, VV)

    Discover the markets where Vanguard offers the cheapest ETFs. Vanguard is the market leader in providing low-cost diversified ...
  12. Ford Stock: An Earnings Case Study (F)

    Analyze Ford Motor's earnings history and outlook. Explore the revenue and expense trends that have heavily influenced profits ...
  13. Top 5 Positions in Peter Thiel's Portfolio (PYPL, FB)

    Learn about Peter Thiel’s investment portfolio, including his remaining stake in Facebook and his current startup investments, ...
  14. MCLOX: BlackRock Global Allocation Fund Performance Case Study

    Explore the performance of the BlackRock Global Allocation Fund since 2012, including a summary of how currency fluctuations ...
  15. ABALX: American Funds American Balanced Fund Performance Case Study

    Explore the performance of the American Funds American Balanced Fund, including how the fund limits volatility, as well as ...
  16. FAIRX: Fairholme Fund Performance Case Study

    Learn an overview of the Fairholme Fund, as well as its historical performance and financial trends relating to the fund’s ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. FPURX: Fidelity Puritan Fund Performance Case Study

    Explore the performance of the Fidelity Puritan Fund since 2012, including the events that led to the fund's double-digit ...
  19. FCNTX: Fidelity Contrafund Risk Statistics Case Study

    Explore a risk statistics case study on the Fidelity Contrafund, including its characteristics and how it has performed against ...
  20. Chevron Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (CVX)

    Discover which companies are some of the biggest suppliers to Chevron and depend on their relationships with the company ...
  21. Solar Wars: Solar City vs. Verengo Solar vs. Sungevity

    Read about three important players in the growing solar-energy services market, and learn more about their business operations ...
  22. Home Depot Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (HD)

    Take a look at a handful of key companies stocking the shelves at your local Home Depot location, including lawn and garden ...
  23. Betterment vs. ShareBuilder 401(k): Comparing Small Business 401(k) Providers

    Find out how ShareBuilder 401(k) and Betterment compare in their 401(k) plan offerings for the underserved small businesses ...
  24. ANCFX: American Funds Fundamental Investors Performance Case Study

    Explore the yearly returns of the American Funds Fundamental Investors Class A shares since 2012, including the months when ...
  25. Apple Stock: An Earnings Case Study (AAPL)

    Discover an earnings case study on Apple, and learn about its EPS and revenue growth rates, and what analysts are projecting ...
  26. 2 Funds that Invest in Bitcoin (GBTC, ARKW)

    Find out how investors can participate more easily and more efficiently in the bitcoin phenomenon by investing in exchange-traded ...
  27. MCLOX: BlackRock Global Allocation Fund Investor Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    Learn about the BlackRock Global Allocation Fund Investor C Shares mutual fund, its portfolio makeup, and read an analysis ...
  28. Comcast Acquires Dreamworks Animation for $3.8B (DWA, CMCSA)

    A quick look at what Comcast owns!
  29. Thoughts from John Hussman on Markets

    Find out what famed market forecaster John Hussman, who correctly called the 2000 and 2007 crashes, thinks about the current ...
  30. AMD: Advanced Micro Devices Earnings Case Study

    Read an earnings analysis of AMD. Discover its historical earnings, and get breakdowns of past and future analyst earnings ...
  31. King Digital vs. Zynga: Who Will Win the Mobile Gaming Market? (ZNGA, ATVI)

    Find out who is going to win the mobile gaming war between Zynga and King Digital. Learn how the acquisition of King by Activision ...
  32. Dear God, Please Pay My Hospital Bill

    As health insurance costs under Obamacare rise, some consumers are turning to health care sharing ministries. Here's how ...
  33. Original Star Wars Trilogy Returning to Theatres in August

    The oldest three Star Wars movies return to the big screen in August in a special program called "Return of the Trilogy".
  34. Get a More Comfortable Seat in Coach for Less

    Try these four strategies to get a better seat in economy class the next time you fly.
  35. Seadrill Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (SDRL)

    Learn about a handful of key shipbuilding and offshore engineering companies that supply drilling rigs to Seadrill, a global ...
  36. Yahoo! Stock: An Earnings Case Study (YHOO)

    Discover the earnings analysis about Yahoo!, including comments on historical earnings and the breakdown of analysts' past ...
  37. Buyers Want Yahoo Japan, Not Yahoo

    Buyers may be more interested in Yahoo’s Japanese counterpart than the company itself.
  38. 10 Ways To Improve Your Credit Report

    A good credit rating can make your life simpler in almost every way. Here's how to build up yours – and repair it if times ...
  39. 5 Stocks Below $10 That Have Crushed the Market

    These five small-cap stocks have been on fire. Should they be on your radar?
  40. The 3 Largest Global Ex-U.S. ETFs (VEU, VXUS)

    Discover global ex-U.S. exchange-traded funds and why you may want to use them in your portfolio, and learn about the three ...
  41. Seadrill vs. Ensco: All Aboard for An Offshore Shipping Comparison (SDRL, ESV)

    Obtain a current overview of the offshore drilling industry and a head-to-head comparison of Seadrill and Ensco, two of the ...
  42. FUSEX: Fidelity Spartan 500 Index Fund Performance Case Study

    Explore the performance of the Fidelity Spartan 500 Index Fund since 2012 and discover the months when the fund is most likely ...
  43. Is Vanguard Right for Your Retirement?

    If you’re thinking about placing your retirement assets with Vanguard, here’s what you need to know.
  44. VFINX: Vanguard 500 Index Fund Investor Risk Statistics Case Study

    Discover a risk statistics case study of the Vanguard 500 Index Fund, and learn about its historical beta, alpha, Treynor ...
  45. FSAGX: Fidelity Select Gold Portfolio Performance Case Study

    Evaluate the performance of the Fidelity Select Gold Portfolio since January 2012, and identify seasonal trends that emerge ...
  46. How Linked Benefit Insurance Policies Work

    Linked benefit policies can be a viable alternative to traditional long-term care insurance. Here's how they work.
  47. FAGIX: Fidelity Capital & Income Fund Performance Case Study

    Discover the performance trends of the Fidelity Capital & Income Fund, and learn which times of year the fund has performed ...
  48. DODGX: Dodge & Cox Stock Fund Performance Case Study

    Discover the seasonal performance trends for the Dodge and Cox Stock Fund and learn which are the best and worst performing ...
  49. Exxon Mobil Stock: An Earnings Case Study (XOM)

    Explore the recent earnings history of Exxon Mobil. What factors are influencing profits and what do analysts expect for ...
  50. Chrisley Asset Management: Investment Manager Highlight

    Find out if Chrisley Asset Management was truly a successful venture for Todd Chrisley, creator of the "Chrisley Knows Best" ...
  51. (ADT) Who Are ADT Corporation's Main Competitors?

    Learn about ADT Corporation and its competitive position in the North American market for monitored security and home automation ...
  52. GDX: Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF Performance Case Study

    Explore the performance of the Market Vectors Gold Mining ETF since 2012 and the reasons behind the fund's underperformance ...
  53. FBGRX: Fidelity Blue Chip Growth Fund Portfolio Trends in 2016

    Evaluate the composition of the Fidelity Blue Chip Growth Fund, and learn how its makeup has evolved between March 2015 and ...
  54. McDonald's Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (MCD)

    Find out about five key suppliers for McDonald’s restaurants from hardware and software to coffee importers and how they ...
  55. Amazon Stock Declines Ahead of Earnings (AMZN)

    Investors have gotten gun-shy about what Amazon, given its high spending history, might reveal in its earnings report Thursday.
  56. Exxon Stock Up Ahead of Earnings, Hikes Dividend (XOM)

    A downgrade in credit rating Tuesday by Standard & Poor's wasn't enough to keep investors from buying shares of Exxon Mobil, ...
  57. T. Rowe Price vs. Fidelity: Comparing Small Business 401(k) Providers

    Read about two reputable 401(k) providers offering plans for small businesses, and learn more about which services and features ...
  58. The Best Robo-Advisors for Beginner Investors

    There are a handful of robo-advisors that may be a good fit if you're just starting out. Here's a peek at one with no fees ...
  59. BP Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers

    Take a look at a handful of companies in the oil and gas industry that supply products and services in support of BP's worldwide ...
  60. Where Rents Are Rising Most (Or Not So Much)

    If you’re in the market for rental housing, rents are rising more slowly in major metro areas; secondary-market rents, however, ...
  61. CDC vs. DLN: Comparing Dividend-Oriented ETFs

    Take a look at an overview and comparison of two dividend-oriented ETFs to learn the respective advantages and disadvantages ...
  62. JJE vs. UBN: Comparing Energy ETFs

    Take a look at an overview, comparison and evaluation of two lesser-known commodity ETFs that offer exposure to the energy ...
  63. The 3 Best Smart Beta ETFs for 2016 (PRF, FNDX)

    Compare ETF performance histories when investing in smart beta ETFs for improved value investing strategy and weighting by ...
  64. ETF Case Study: Do Utilities ETFs Protect in Down Markets? (XLU, VPU)

    Explore the historical performance of large utilities ETFs relative to market indexes during bear markets to find out if ...
  65. 3 Expensive Mid-Cap Mutual Funds Worth Your While (ETAGX, VMACX)

    Discover three mutual funds with above-average expense ratios and consistent outperformance of the S&P 500 Index and the ...
  66. 5 Reasons Not to Use Your Home Equity Line of Credit

    Find out why taking a loan from a home equity line of credit may be a bad idea, and why you should consider alternatives.
  67. JANBX: Overview of Janus Balanced Fund

    Discover a balanced mutual fund with a solid performance history, weathering down markets and routinely outperforming equity ...
  68. Trends in Capital Flows: U.S. Equities

    Analyze asset flow data for U.S. equity mutual funds and ETFs from 2014 and 2015 to identify changes in demand, investor ...
  69. ETF Flows: Large Cap U.S. Equity ETFs Shedding Assets (SPY, QQQ)

    Learn about five exchange-traded funds (ETFs) investing in U.S. large-cap equities that experienced the largest year-to-date ...
  70. EWW: Mexico Capped ETF Performance Case Study

    Explore the returns of the iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF since 2012, including the seasonal patterns that have generated ...
  71. QQQ vs. OEF: Comparing Large Cap ETFs

    Discover and compare two large-cap exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Learn about their purposes, strategies, characteristics ...
  72. Are ETFs Appropriate for High Net Worth Investors?

    Take a look at some of the main reasons why exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are considered excellent investment choices for ...
  73. 4 Challenges China Faces According to PIMCO

    Get the latest thoughts from Luke Spajic, executive vice president and portfolio manager in Singapore for PIMCO, on challenges ...
  74. 5 Unique Pure Beta ETNs to Consider (SBV, BCM)

    Learn about five unique Barclays Bank iPath Pure Beta exchange-traded notes (ETNs) and whether these ETNs are suitable for ...
  75. (QQQ) Powershares ETF: Who Is Invested?

    Discover which institutions are investing in the popular PowerShares QQQ ETF. Learn who's buying, who's selling and who owns ...
  76. Large Cap Mutual Funds: 5 Long-Term Portfolio Managers to Consider (FDGRX, TRBCX)

    Discover five mutual fund managers who have extensive investment experience, managing portfolios that have routinely outperformed ...
  77. FREEX: A Performance Case Study

    Learn about the Franklin Real Estate Securities Fund, including a historical analysis per quarter of the fund's performance ...
  78. North Carolina 529 College Savings Plan: Investment Plan Analysis

    Learn about the 529 North Carolina College Savings Plan, complete with a summary of the plan and different investment options ...
  79. 3 Expensive Global Bond Mutual Funds Worth Your While (FTIBX, AIBRX)

    Find out why these three funds with high management expense ratios may still be worth your consideration for global bond ...
  80. 5 Utilities Mutual Funds to Avoid in 2016 (FLRUX, MMUBX)

    Explore five utilities sector mutual funds that investors should avoid in 2016 due to below-average Sharpe ratios and high ...
  81. Employee Wellness Perk: For Your Financial Health

    A growing number of employers offer free financial wellness programs that supply tools to help employees handle money issues ...
  82. Do Big Soccer Tournaments Boost Market Performance?

    See why the conventional wisdom about the World Cup — that it boosts economic activity and helps local stock markets — is ...
  83. The 3 Largest Currency ETFs (UUP, EUO)

    Learn about the world's foreign exchange markets, and read about the three largest currency-focused exchanged-traded funds ...
  84. How to Plan for the Longevity Risk in Retirement

    Retirement can last a long time, which means people have to plan and prepare for the real risk of outliving their nest egg, ...
  85. Should You Buy Critical Illness Insurance?

    This type of insurance adds an extra layer of protection for those with a high-deductible health plan, but the coverage tends ...
  86. In Your 20s? Don't Risk Delays in Retirement Savings

    Saving for retirement in your 20s can be challenging, but waiting to start can put your long-term financial future at serious ...
  87. More Waiters and Bartenders Than Manufacturing Workers Spells Trouble

    Learn how jobs in bartending and waiting tables are displacing manufacturing jobs, and how this is troubling to the overall ...
  88. 401 (K) Spring Clean Up

    Spring cleaning isn't only for homes. Your 401 (K) could use an overhaul to ensure you aren't overpaying.
  89. Re-Emerging Markets?

    If you're wondering when will the emerging markets comeback be? Read on because is still young, but encouraging.
  90. The 10 Most Expensive ZIP Codes in New York State

    Though Sagaponack is first, New York City ZIP codes dominate the rest of the state on Forbes’ America’s Most Expensive ZIP ...
  91. 5 Stocks to Invest in the Decline of Oil Storage Capacity (MMP, EDP)

    Discover five stocks that may likely benefit from the decline of oil storage capacity, and learn about their core business ...
  92. Family Finances: Compare Your Family to This Study

    Despite improvements in the economy, a new report from Pew Charitable Trusts finds that household budgets are increasingly ...
  93. Is Twitter Doomed? (TWTR)

    Twitter has been reporting disappointing earnings for some quarters now. Is the stock doomed?
  94. Technology ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (XLK, VOX)

    Exercise caution before buying shares of a biotech ETF based on a belief that the biotech sector will follow the broader ...
  95. The 2 Best Mutual Funds to Short Oil (SNPIX, GRZZX)

    Discover the two best funds to short crude oil and learn which fund can help your portfolio profit when oil prices turn bearish ...
  96. 5 Exotic Mutual Funds for the Risk Taker in 2016 (VICEX, CUBA)

    Discover five potential mutual funds investments that are exotic and highly specialized, and that may add potential return ...
  97. TNA vs. TZA: Comparing Leveraged U.S. Small-Cap Equity ETFs

    Compare the differences and similarities between the Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3X ETF and the Direxion Daily Small Cap ...
  98. TPINX: Templeton Global Bond Performance Case Study

    Explore the performance of the Templeton Global Bond Fund since 2012, including the role that fluctuating currencies played ...
  99. If Verizon Bought Yahoo... (VZ, YHOO)

    Verizon wants to compete with Google and Facebook in the mobile ad space. Buying Yahoo could help them do it, but it would ...
  100. ETF Flows: Emerging Markets Bond ETFs Shedding Assets (EMB, LEMB)

    Learn about the top three exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that invest in emerging market bonds and experienced large capital ...
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