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  1. America’s Retirement Crisis Is Here

    The crisis has arrived and will likely be a millstone on U.S. growth for years to come.
  2. Yield-Hungry Investors Are Smitten with the U.S.

    Global demand for yield is good for U.S. investment grade fixed income, but what could it do to credit quality?
  3. 5 ETFs With Facebook Exposure (FB,FDN,XLK,QQQ)

    If you want exposure to Facebook while being diversified, consider these ETFs.
  4. These ETFs Had the Biggest Outflows in May (SPY)

    These eight ETFs had the biggest outflows in May.
  5. Why Investors Should Care About Compound Interest

    Learn about compounding interest and how it impacts savings decisions, debt management, investment strategies and retirement ...
  6. Is Amazon Taking Other Retailers' Shares? (AMZN, BBY)

    Learn about the growing market share of e-commerce in U.S. retail sales. See how Amazon's dominance of the e-commerce market ...
  7. Is the Smartphone Market in China Maturing? (CHL, AAPL)

    Discover why the Chinese smartphone market presents a growing opportunity for foreign businesses and investors, but domestic ...
  8. Smart Beta ETF: 6 Questions to Ask Before Buying (INDF, PY)

    Consider the six questions suggested by FINRA before purchasing shares for any smart beta ETF.
  9. The Top 5 Fannie Mae Shareholders (FNMA)

    Find about the individuals, funds and companies that are top shareholders of Fannie Mae stock. Learn about their profiles ...
  10. Is Under Armour Going to Be Another Nike? (UA, NKE)

    Analyze whether Under Armour may become as big as Nike in the future by focusing on how the two companies approach their ...
  11. Franklin Resources Launches 4 Smart Beta ETFs

    Consider Franklin Templeton’s LibertyQ ETFs for portfolio diversification using a combination of smart beta methodology and ...
  12. A Look At Obama's New Stance on Social Security

    President Obama has changed his stance on Social Security, effectively unifying the Democratic party on this issue.
  13. How Advisors Can Combat Ransomware

    Ransomware is malicious technology that’s becoming increasingly commonplace in corporate computer network. Here's how to ...
  14. 3 Best High-Yielding Municipal Bond ETFs (HYMB, HYD)

    Discover and compare the characteristics of the top three high-yield municipal bond ETFs, including strategies to limit risk ...
  15. What Advisors Can Learn from Robo-Advisors

    There are several things that advisors can learn from robo-advisors that can help them to effectively scale and grow their ...
  16. Advisors: Use These Tactics to Win Gen X Clients

    Gen X may not be as big a group as Baby Boomers or Millennials, but it represents a potentially huge windfall in new clients. ...
  17. Helping Clients Balance Retirement Portfolio Risk

    Here's how to help clients balance risk in their retirement portfolios.
  18. Hedge Funds: Is Activist Investing Peaking? (M, QCOM)

    Discover the trend and direction of activist campaigns by hedge funds and whether they have reached a peak or are continuing ...
  19. The Top 4 Safe Investments for Boomers’ Portfolios

    Once you get to retirement age, preserving your portfolio becomes a critical issue. The important thing is to balance growth ...
  20. CEFL: UBS ETRACs Mortgage REIT ETN Analysis

    Read an analysis of the UBS ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Closed-End Fund ETN, and learn about the ETN's characteristics ...
  21. The Top 4 UPS Shareholders (UPS)

    Learn about the history of United Parcel Service Inc., and the shipping company's top four largest individual shareholders, ...
  22. Rising Economy, But Rising Suicide Rate. Why?

    There are various reasons why suicides are increasing, but some believe that long-term economic trends that hinder the less-educated ...
  23. Is Scottrade Right for Your Retirement?

    Scottrade, founded in 1980, offers a wide range of financial services and investment possibilities for retirement assets. ...
  24. Which Jobs Give You the Longest Career Life?

    It's not just blue-collar jobs that may be hard to do for a whole career, says this provocative study from Boston College's ...
  25. Insulating Your Portfolio Against the Impact of a Terrorist Attack

    Advice and strategies to help your investment portfolio hold up against the adverse effects of a terrorist attack on the ...
  26. 3 Best High-Yielding Japan Bond Mutual Funds (PFBDX, PYGFX)

    Discover Japanese fixed income and learn about three high-yielding mutual funds that give investors access to the Japanese ...
  27. 5 Cases for Short Selling, Even in the Bull Market

    Learn about why betting against the stock market may be a wise course of action, despite a bull market that has lasted several ...
  28. Retirement Wealth: The Place of Tangible Assets

    When building a retirement portfolio, you need to determine how tangible assets fit with traditional investment products ...
  29. The Top 3 Netflix Shareholders (NFLX)

    Discover the top three owners of Netflix shares, and learn how the 30-person startup grew into a global streaming network ...
  30. S&P 500: Companies Continue to Report Revenues Below Estimate

    Discover why companies are missing revenue estimates but clearing their earnings estimates, and what that might mean for ...
  31. These ETFs Had the Biggest Inflows in May (VTV)

    Following the money would lead you to these ETFs, which had the biggest inflows in May.
  32. Gender Pay Inequality Is Seen Across the World (KFY)

    Learn the statistics behind gender pay inequality around the world. The Economist conducted an analysis of 8 million employees ...
  33. The 5 Best Muni Bond Funds

    These five funds are some of the best bets for muni bonds for those seeking diversification and tax benefits.
  34. You're Retiring: Should You Sell Your House?

    Sometimes it's the only option if you're a retiree – but before you decide to put your home on the market, also consider ...
  35. 2 ETFs That Will Hurt From Rising Default Rates (HYG, JNK)

    Learn about two high-yield bond ETFs that could be adversely affected if the trend of increasing corporate default rates ...
  36. This Central Bank Owns U.S. Equities Worth 20% of GDP

    Discover more about Swiss National Bank's holdings of financial assets, and look into its recent accumulation of foreign ...
  37. PIMCO Report: China, Commodities and Central Banks

    Learn about PIMCO's global economic outlook as of April 2016. Find out how China, commodities and central banks are influencing ...
  38. When is a Mutual Fund the Best Investment Option?

    ETFs and their multitude of strategies are super-popular, but when it a good old mutual fund the best choice?
  39. 3 Reasons Why U.S. Rate Hikes Won't Discourage Homebuyers (FNMA)

    Discover several factors that should keep U.S. homebuying activity strong even if mortgage rates begin to rise, as most analysts ...
  40. Is China Getting Nervous About a U.S. Rate Hike?

    Learn about China’s recent economic history. Discover the likely economic implications of rising U.S. interest rates on the ...
  41. Who's Getting Richer? Hardly Anyone

    Federal 'economic gains' mask the truth: Most Americans are doing worse, with average incomes in 2014 smaller than in 20 ...
  42. BofA vs. Citi: Which Is Better for High-Net-Worth Accounts? (C, BAC)

    Compare and contrast the Citigold program from Citigroup and Bank of America's Preferred Rewards, and determine which program ...
  43. 3 Differences Between Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett

    Analyze three key differences between Warren Buffett and Benjamin Graham. Learn how value investing principles were applied ...
  44. Can You Retire Well and Still Have Kids?

    For some would-be parents the cost of doing both may be more than their budget can handle – even with two working parents. ...
  45. BDCL: UBS ETRACs Mortgage REIT ETN Analysis

    Discover the ETRACS 2X Leveraged Long Wells Fargo Business Development Company ETN, the index it tracks and how double leverage ...
  46. 4 Reasons Why the Hedge Fund Industry Is Getting Attacked (VFIAX)

    Learn about the continued scrutiny of hedge funds and how the industry has come under fire for both regulatory and performance ...
  47. Daimler’s Earnings Signal the German Economy Is Falling Apart (VOW)

    Volkswagen’s (ETR: VOW3) emission cheating scandal has come to a climax, as the German company reached a preliminary agreement ...
  48. Robert Olstein On Index Investing and Value Investing (SPY)

    Find out why fund manager Robert Olstein trusts fundamental value investing strategies, and how his approach differs from ...
  49. Why Millennial Couples May Need $2 Million to Retire

    The answer in one word: inflation. For Millennial couples the standard $1 million may no longer be enough to last them through ...
  50. Tech Bubbles: How the Dot-Com Era Differs From 2016 (AAPL, CSCO)

    Pay attention to the escalating valuations of pre-IPO companies in 2016, as several will rise above the $10 billion level ...
  51. The Best Inverse ETFs to Short Oil (DWTI,DTO,SCO)

    If you think the price of oil will tank again, consider these inverse oil ETFs.
  52. With Another Rate Hike Unlikely, Are XLP and XLU Still Attractive?

    Discover how utilities and consumer staples stocks have fared lately, and learn whether or not each is an attractive investment ...
  53. OPEC Strategy Stable, Saudi to Borrow $15 Billion (KSA)

    OPEC left it to markets to determine oil prices, which are likely to be influenced by the dollar in the run-up to the FOMC ...
  54. The 5 Best Cars for Retirees

    Remember the old "boat" that granddads used to drive? Things have changed: Witness this list of smaller, safer SUV, sedan ...
  55. Big Pharma: Will Price Pressure Happen No Matter What?

    Watch out for a possible decline in pharmaceutical stock prices, thanks to a renewed debate about the role of government ...
  56. Fidelity Funds vs. Vanguard Funds: Tale of the Tape

    Learn the differences in Fidelity funds versus Vanguard funds, with a breakdown of each fund company's lineup by asset class ...
  57. 3 Reasons Why IWM's Price Performance Is Capped

    Discover three reasons why the iShares Russell 2000 ETF has limited upside, due to inaccurate valuations and a decline in ...
  58. Why Real Estate Lawsuits in China Are Growing

    Discover what has changed in the real estate environment in China and what has led to the increase in real estate legal cases ...
  59. Smart Beta: Are Low-Volatility ETFs Short-Sighted? (USMV, SPLV)

    Discover how smart beta low-volatility exchange-traded funds can help you avoid many of the risks involved with investing.
  60. Sunny Vanderbeck, CEO of Satori Capital: Influencer

    A Q&A Sunny Vanderbeck, Managing Partner of Dallas-based Satori Capital, who has some enlightened views on the future of ...
  61. Will the Hedge Fund Industry Lose 25% of Assets? (MET, AIG)

    Discover why one Wall Street pro predicts further trouble for hedge funds as performance and operational issues have investors ...
  62. Estate Planning: What to Learn from Celebrity Mistakes

    Prince's heirs could have benefitted from some more extensive estate planning. Here are some basics to cover with your clients ...
  63. Smart Beta: Do Low Volatility ETFs Make Sense?

    Do low volatility ETFs have a place in client portfolios as either core or satellite holdings?
  64. How to Create a Retirement Investment Policy

    A retirement policy statement can be a good idea for clients. Here's how to create one.
  65. Retirement Planning: Why You Should Help Your Children Build Credit

    Learn why parents should help their children build good credit at a young age and teach them how to use debt responsibly ...
  66. Portfolio Concentration: Why You Should Watch It

    Overconcentration in a specific position or sector can lead to disaster.
  67. The 5 Hottest Luxury Real Estate Markets

    What makes these international cities the most active markets for multi-million dollar homes? Read on.
  68. 3 Money Market Funds for High Net Worth Investors (VMSXX, PTEXX)

    Explore analyses of three tax-exempt money market funds that may be suitable for high net worth investors, and learn about ...
  69. U.S. Consumer Spending Weak Despite Low Gas Prices (M)

    Find out why American consumers are spending less and saving more, and why that might actually be a good thing for the whole ...
  70. Fidelity Is Selling More Index Funds

    Learn about Fidelity Investments' presence in the index fund marketplace as of 2016 and discover what the company is doing ...
  71. Bill Ackman Is Against Mutual Funds: Should Investors Listen? (VRX, VFIAX)

    Learn about Bill Ackman's view of index funds and how passive management ignores stock valuation, leading U.S. equities to ...
  72. Japan's Nonperforming Loans Cap Future Growth

    Discover why Japan is lying about its banking sector, and how protecting underperforming Japanese businesses is stunting ...
  73. Why the Saudi Investment Fund Put $3.5B Into Uber

    Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund was originally set up to develop the country and invest in local projects. Why did ...
  74. The 7 Most Inspiring Graduation Speeches of Our Day

    Congrats Seniors! Here are some quotes from famous graduation speeches to help you in your transition towards adulthood. ...
  75. 3 Best Reward Credit Cards Without Annual Fees (C, BAC)

    Discover some of the top rewards credit cards on the market that have no annual fee, and learn how much you can potentially ...
  76. Zillow, Realtor, Redfin: Which Is the Best Real Estate Website? (Z, NWS)

    Compare the features and usability of the Zillow, Realtor.com and Redfin real estate websites for buying or selling a home ...
  77. Top 10 Checking Accounts With Sign Up Bonuses (PNC, TD)

    Discover the 10 best checking accounts for sign-up bonuses, including cash payments, smartphones and AAdvantage miles with ...
  78. Gold ETF Buying Reached the Second Highest Level on Record (GLD)

    Learn about the factors that are pushing gold demand to its second-highest level ever and where the price of gold could be ...
  79. The Top 4 Walmart Shareholders (WMT)

    Discover how the four largest direct shareholders in Wal-Mart, Inc. are all children of Sam Walton and how smart tax planning ...
  80. BDCS: UBS Business Development ETN Analysis

    Learn about the ETRACS Linked to the Wells Fargo Business Development Company Index ETN and how it offers exposure to early-stage ...
  81. Who Is Benefiting From Low Expense Ratio Funds? (VOO, SCHB)

    Find out who is benefiting as investors continue to shift away from actively managed funds and toward passively managed index ...
  82. MORL: UBS ETRACs Mortgage REIT ETN Analysis

    Learn about the UBS ETRAC Mortgage REIT ETN, and about the investments the ETN makes and its distribution and performance ...
  83. What Price to Pay for Yield?

    Investors are increasingly willing to pay a premium for any alternative. The question now is: how much is too much?
  84. Does NYSE Margin Debt Indicate a Continuous Rally in the U.S. Stock Market?

    Discover a tight correlation between NYSE total margin debt and the S&P 500 and why investors should be patient before overreacting ...
  85. 3 Lessons From Hedge Funds' Favorite Stocks (HTZ, VRX, SUNEQ)

    Learn about the increasing influence of hedge fund managers on investors and how the stock selection of the pros should always ...
  86. Top 10 Checking Accounts for Seniors (JPM, WFC)

    Learn the 10 best checking accounts for seniors and the ways focusing on age-targeted accounts may result in missed opportunities ...
  87. Hotchkis & Wiley's Highest-Performing Mutual Fund (HWMIX)

    Discover the investment firm Hotchkis & Wiley and learn about its top-performing mutual fund since inception, the Hotchkis ...
  88. Best Airline for First Class: Emirates vs. Etihad vs. Qatar

    These airlines are known for their luxurious first-class offerings. Here are the luscious details.
  89. The 10 Most Expensive ZIP Codes in San Francisco

    In addition to its expensive home market, San Francisco has an increasingly competitive rental market, with quick turnaround ...
  90. The Narrowing Corridor of Global Growth

    Global growth appeared to sputter earlier this year, roiling markets. However, investors should get used to living in a moderate ...
  91. The Market Plays a (Fed) Waiting Game

    In this article, we talk about the outlook on equity markets, the path for Fed rate hikes, and the U.S. consumer and retail ...
  92. 5 Income Strategies For Your Portfolio

    Discover five moves you can make to start generating regular income from your investment portfolio with income-focused investments.
  93. Is It Worth Buying a New Car If You're Already Retired?

    You have to consider more than just the purchase price: Insurance, the warranty, resale value and how much you plan to drive ...
  94. 5 Ways to Boost CD Rate in a Low Interest Rate Environment (ALLY, BAC)

    Discover several ways that savers can earn higher yields on their CDs and other bank deposit accounts in a low interest rate ...
  95. How to Play the Biotech Rally (IBB,GILD,LABD)

    These ETFs and stocks are some of the best bets to play the biotech rebound.
  96. Attractive, Old-Style Benefits for Arizona's State Retirees

    The Arizona State Retirement System offers a defined-benefit plan – plus health insurance – for former teachers, state workers ...
  97. What You Didn't Know About Utah's Retirement Systems

    While Utah isn’t quite as generous with employee retirement benefits as it once was, its contribution rate for new hires ...
  98. 4 Dividend ETFs to Help Fund Your Retirement

    Investing in stocks that pay out dividends can be a smart way to establish a reliable income stream in retirement. Here are ...
  99. Are There Too Many ETFs?

    ETFs have accumulated assets under management faster than any other financial product in history. Is supply starting to outstrip ...
  100. Why the TIPS Rally Might Not Be Real

    The influx of money into TIPS that ended in April is probably not an indicator that real inflation is on the horizon.
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