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  1. The 2 Best Mutual Funds to Short Gold (SPPIX, RDPIX)

    Mutual fund investors are limited if they want to directly short gold, but the ProFunds Short Precious Metals Inv could get ...
  2. Top 5 Metal Mining Stocks of 2016 (CDE, HMY)

    Precious metal mining stocks have been on a sharp uptrend, while stock prices of base metal and industrial metal miners are ...
  3. IBM: Dividend Analysis

    Even with declining revenue and earnings, IBM dividends have been on the rise thanks to the company's ample cash flow from ...
  4. EOG: How EOG Resources' Stock Price Rose 38% in 6 Months

    Rather than increase oil production to compensate for low prices, EOG Resources halted production growth to focus on profitability ...
  5. 4 Books the CEO of Etisalat Nigeria is Reading

    Hakeem Belo-Osagie, the chairman at telecom firm, Etisalat Nigeria, has several books on his reading list that may reveal ...
  6. 5G Technology: Which Country Will Be the First to Adapt?

    The United States and other countries that want to stay competitive in the global economy are already making preparations ...
  7. Debt After Death: Do Kids Owe for Parents?

    More and more Americans are dying while in debt. Are children responsible for the debts of their parents? What’s the scoop ...
  8. Could Helicopter Money Become a Reality in Europe?

    The eurozone experienced deflation in some months of 2016, which caused some economists to consider helicopter money as a ...
  9. 3 Things a Personal Finance Class Can't Teach You

    A personal finance class teaches the basic tenets of spending, borrowing and investing. However, some financial concepts ...
  10. Do Credit Unions Offer the Best Auto Loan Rates?

    Credit unions' auto loan rates are often lower than the rates at dealerships and traditional banks. Learn the pros and cons ...
  11. Do You Make More Money Than a Cruise Ship Captain?

    As the cruise-ship industry continues to grow, ship captains are in demand, but it's a strenuous and demanding path to the ...
  12. 8 Best Cities for Owning a $1-Million Home

    Which cities are the best ones in which to own a $1-million home depends on which qualities matter most to the buyer.
  13. Donald Trump Dreams of an Endless, Bloody, Costly American War

    Trump has never been close to combat, but he does have a Purple Heart. He got it from an admiring old soldier at a campaign ...
  14. America's Best 10 Banks for Customer Service (HBAN, TD)

    When investing in the retail banking sector, consider using J.D. Power’s customer satisfaction score as a performance metric ...
  15. EIA vs. API: Comparing Crude Inventories Announcements

    Between the two major oil inventory reports: the API and the U.S. EIA, which is more highly regarded and why?
  16. Groupon: Do Sales Taxes Still Apply? (GRPN)

    Merchants must be able to properly determine whether they owe Groupon taxes on the retail price of the items being offered ...
  17. Risks and Opportunities of Buying Groupon Stock (GRPN)

    Groupon's business model means it faces a number of risks relating to its operational environment and competitors. Here's ...
  18. With Election Looming, Fundamentals & Fed Matter for Investors

    This has been an unusual election in the United States, to say the least. We discuss some of the potential investment implications ...
  19. Managing Inherited IRAs: Distributions and Taxes

    If you have inherited an IRA account you don’t need to turn it over to the estate, regardless of what the will says.
  20. A Back-to-School Savings Study Guide

    These four easy tips will help you spend less on back-to-school shopping no matter when you go.
  21. Cash Value vs. Surrender Value: What Is the Difference?

    How much you actually receive from the cash value of your life insurance policy is based on the surrender value, which can ...
  22. StubHub's Top 4 Competitors

    StubHub operates the leading online marketplace for buyers and sellers of tickets, but it faces competition from four companies ...
  23. Behind Nokia's 70% Drop in 10 Years (NOK)

    Nokia's old mobile device business rose to global leadership before quickly becoming irrelevant, causing the stock price ...
  24. Investing: How to Focus on What You Can Control

    There are plenty of distractions and concerns outside of our portfolios, but to win the investing race we must stay focused ...
  25. 3 Jobs With Good Retirement Benefits

    Jobs with retirement benefits are sought after by U.S. employees. Those retirement benefits can include pensions, 401(k) ...
  26. Robots at Work: 6 Ways to Beat Workplace Automation

    As companies become increasingly automated and human workers are replaced by robots, there are ways to stay relevant in the ...
  27. Understanding Rules on Defined Benefit Pension Plans

    Defined benefit plans offer advantages to both employers and employees. Employers must understand the federal tax rules when ...
  28. Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3x Shares: 6-Month Snapshot (NUGT)

    NUGT is a leveraged vehicle that can deliver exceptional returns to savvy traders. Learn the major factors behind NUGT's ...
  29. 3M Stock: 3 Things to Watch (MMM)

    3M Company's stock price is widely affected by macroeconomics, and investors should focus on three leading economic indicators ...
  30. PCLN: How Priceline's Stock Price Rose 14% in 6 Months

    Priceline's stock price hit a new high, despite a rocky six months. Obstacles included the CEO resigning, Brexit vote and ...
  31. 5 Strategies to Avoid Outliving Your Money

    Follow these steps to make sure your money lasts as long as you do during retirement.
  32. Mortgage vs. Home-Equity Loan: How They Differ

    Mortgages and home-equity loans both use the borrower's home value as collateral.
  33. How a Personal Pension Scheme (PPS) Works

    A personal pension scheme is a U.K. tax-privileged individual investment vehicle. Find out how this works and the benefits ...
  34. 2 Books Jamie Dimon Is Reading (JPM)

    Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Company, is reading two books that detail how to create an America that can recover ...
  35. Address These Concerns to Avoid SEC Scrutiny

    These are the key issues that the SEC is currently focusing on that advisors need to be aware of to stay compliant with regulations. ...
  36. Credit Crunch Trends: 7 Countries Feeling the Pain

    Seven years after the global recession, several countries are on the brink of insolvency with heavy debt burden.
  37. 3 Unconventional Trading Lesson from Blair Hull

    Blair Hull of Ketchum Trading looks back at his career and shares his best advice for trading.
  38. New Rule Opens Door for State-Run Retirement Savings Plans

    The Department of Labor is enticing state governments to set up state-run retirement plans for private-sector workers, but ...
  39. Top 7 Companies Owned by Volkswagen (VW)

    Pursuing a strategy of diversification focused on quality and performance, Volkswagen Group has acquired a diverse portfolio ...
  40. When a 401(k) Hardship Withdrawal Makes Sense

    If you've exhausted all other avenues, there are ways to withdraw funds before age 59½ – sometimes without the 10% penalty ...
  41. Investment Decisions: How Do You Make Them?

    Your decision-making criteria reveals a great deal about your investing beliefs, and your outlook for the future.
  42. Life Insurance for a Newborn Baby

    In most cases, this is unnecessary, though a small policy offers benefits in certain cases.
  43. Most Profitable Beer Companies of 2016

    AB InBev, Ambev, Heineken, Carlsberg and Molson Coors are among the largest brewers by sales volume and should deliver the ...
  44. How to Cherish the Days of Retirement

    We spend much of our lives saving for retirement, so it makes sense to spend a few years planning how to make the most of ...
  45. Top 10 Bank Stocks for 2016

    Bank stocks have performed strongly in August 2016, as the prospect of an interest-rate hike increases. These top stocks ...
  46. Who Is Driving Ford Motor's Management Team? (F)

    Mark Fields, John Casesa, William Clay Ford Jr. and Paul Ballew are Ford executives who worked their way to the top of the ...
  47. Top 5 Computer Stocks of 2016 (AAPL, HPQ)

    In the technology sector, there are a number of both hardware and software computer stocks for investors to consider adding ...
  48. Stories of 3 of the Most Successful Financial Advisors

    It takes determination to become a successful financial advisor, and three of the most successful advisors have overcome ...
  49. Don't Listen to Advice Without Considering Taxes

    Do not fall prey to the flawed advice that we all have gotten in the past when it comes to saving for retirement. And don't ...
  50. Smart Beta ETFs: The Pros and Cons

    Pros and cons of smart beta ETFs.
  51. Is the Microsoft and Xiaomi Partnership a Threat to Apple?

    The strategic partnership of Microsoft and Xiaomi should benefit both companies, but the pairing likely is not enough to ...
  52. Small Endowment Money: A $100B Opportunity

    A shift to outsourced management among small endowments is providing billions in opportunities to capture assets.
  53. Tactical Allocation Funds: A Sucker's Play?

    John Rekenthaler of Morninstar has illustrated that the dismal performance of tactical allocation funds makes them a sucker's ...
  54. Is the CFA Useful for Corporate Finance?

    The CFA is useful for some job functions, but an MBA may better suit younger workers.
  55. How Splitwise Works and Makes Money

    Discover how Splitwise serves consumers by providing a free app that allows people to split expenses and pay them by cash, ...
  56. Living with Elderly Parents? Here Are 6 Top Costs

    Living with an elderly parent is a major life change for all of you. Besides the emotional impact, the financial effects ...
  57. Can You Retire In Greece with $200,000 of Savings?

    If you love Greece, its economic problems don't necessarily rule it out as a retirement destination. Here's what to research ...
  58. 3 Graphene Companies to Invest In

    One-sixth the weight of steel and 200 times stronger, graphene could revolutionize several industries.
  59. 5 Myths That Could Hurt Your Retirement

    If you're making financial and lifestyle choices based on these retirement myths, you could be missing out on benefits that ...
  60. 5 Top Tax Concerns Clients Face

    Financial advisory clients may have more tax issues as their financial plans become more complicated. Here are a few of the ...
  61. Adam Smith: The Father of Economics

    Adam Smith is renowned as "The Father of Economics" for his work in pioneering ideas such as free trade and GDP.
  62. Adam Smith and "The Wealth Of Nations"

    Adam Smith's 1776 classic "Wealth of Nations" may have had the largest global impact on economic thought.
  63. What to Expect When Using Robo-Advisor Betterment

    Betterment is the largest robo-advisor with more than $5 billion in assets under management. Here is what to expect when ...
  64. ABSIX,ANAYX,FINUX: High-Yielding Australia Bond Mutual Funds

    Discover Australian bonds and learn about a variety of high-yielding mutual funds that gives investors access to this asset ...
  65. Should Retirees Be in the Stock Market Now?

    The question of whether retirees should be in the stock market is complex. A look at the market in 2016 can help retirees ...
  66. What Jackson Hole Means for Investors

    Even as talk of Fed “normalization" intensifies, financial markets are looking less and less normal. We explain why this ...
  67. Tax-Friendly Options for Long-Term Care Insurance

    Here are four tax-advantaged ways to help reduce the financial burden of long-term care insurance.
  68. Investing: Just Get Out of Your Own Way

    Being too quick to react to the news can undermine the most well-crafted investment plan. Getting out of your own way is ...
  69. 7 Ways Amazon Uses Big Data to Stalk You

    Using predictive analytics, Amazon anticipates what you are likely to buy, when, and has it boxed and waiting in its nearby ...
  70. What to Expect When Using Robo-Advisor Wealthfront

    Wealthfront is one of the premier robo-advisors. Here's a breakdown on the brokerages fees and features.
  71. Buying a Home: Cash Vs. Mortgage

    If you have the funds, should you buy your home with all cash? Here's how to decide which option – cash or mortgage – makes ...
  72. Lack of Financial Literacy is Costing Investors $10B a Year

    Financial literacy is on the decline in the U.S. Advisors shouldn't assume their own clients are well-versed in all areas ...
  73. For Richer Not Poorer: Finance Tips for Newlyweds

    The happy couple should start talking about finances early, and keep talking, for the best chance at a financially secure ...
  74. UXPIX: 3 Best Mutual Funds to Short International Equities

    Explore three international mutual funds that offer short exposure with double leverage for either aggressive contrarian ...
  75. VGSIX: Vanguard REIT Index Fund Portfolio Trends

    Evaluate the composition of the Vanguard REIT Index Fund, and evaluate how the fund's makeup has evolved between March 2 ...
  76. 3 Reasons Why Pet Stocks Could Be Recession-Proof

    Consumers are spending increasingly more on their animals, regardless of how the economy is doing.
  77. FSENX: Fidelity Select Energy Top Holdings Analysis

    Discover the top holdings in the Fidelity Select Energy Portfolio, which in early 2016 included Exxon Mobil Corp. and Schlumberger.
  78. Chart of the Week: A Boon for Bonds

    Global corporate bond spreads have shrunk this year and are expected to tighten further, should the European Central Bank ...
  79. Looking for Bitcoin Arbitrage Opportunities? Read This First

    Bitcoin arbitrage involves buying relatively undervalued bitcoins and selling them at exchanges where they are relatively ...
  80. How Much Do Home Appraisers Make?

    Experience and training can create a high-paying career as a home appraiser, despite competitive pressures and a high level ...
  81. Dreamworks Stock: 3 Things to Watch (DWA)

    DreamWorks Animation has a few things to watch over the next few months, including upcoming releases, expanded business opportunities ...
  82. How Master Limited Partnerships are Taxed

    MLPs are a different animal when it comes to taxes. Here's how they work.
  83. Things Your Annuity Salesperson May Not Tell You

    Your variable annuity salesperson should tell you many things. But there's a chance they'll leave out some crucial details.
  84. Here's How Bill Gross Became a Millionaire

    Learn how Bill Gross, co-founder of PIMCO and its Total Return Fund, became known as "The Bond King" and left PIMCO with ...
  85. Fidelity IRA and Roth IRA Review

    Fidelity is a widely recommended online brokerage that offers IRAs and Roth IRAs, as well as other investments, with low ...
  86. 3 Low Price-to-Book Ratio Stocks to Consider in 2016 (NWS, FCAU)

    These three stocks with low price-to-book ratios have promising prospects of turnarounds and improvements in operating metrics.
  87. Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks of 2016 (CSIQ, PEGI)

    Some of the best clean energy stocks come from companies that produce alternative fuels and harness power from solar and ...
  88. Shopping for a mortgage in 2016? Use this tool first.

    As home-buying technology has progressed, the process of finding the best mortgage rates for 2016 can all be done online.
  89. Understanding Bond Prices and Yields

    Understanding this relationship can help an investor in any market.
  90. Why Early Retirees Should Reconsider the 4% Rule

    Although retirement rules of thumb can be helpful with long-term goals, retirees need flexibility and risk awareness. Sometimes ...
  91. Top 5 Books to Become an Option Trader

    For individuals aspiring to become options traders, here are five of the best books that offer help in understanding and ...
  92. Top 4 Companies Owned by L Brands, Including Victoria's Secret (LB)

    L Brands, owner of lingerie giant Victoria's Secret, holds a majority ownership in three other popular brands that have allowed ...
  93. Top 5 Manufacturing Stocks of 2016 (CMI, JCI)

    The manufacturing industry experienced favorable conditions in the first half of 2016. These five large-cap manufacturing ...
  94. Top 8 Companies Owned by Swatch (UHR.VX)

    Swatch's success in the watch manufacturing and development industry is attributable to its numerous subsidiaries, obtained ...
  95. How to Find the Best Wealth Manager

    Finally there exists a small number of financial advisors who can be considered modern wealth managers. Here's how to find ...
  96. These 10 Countries Produce More Silver Than Anyone

    Silver is used in a variety of applications, from jewelry and mirrors to electronics and circuits.
  97. How to Figure Out Your Retirement Money Needs

    Running out of money in retirement can be a tragedy for you and your family. Consider the following factors when determining ...
  98. Behind Lockheed Martin's 213% Rise in 10 Years (LMT)

    Lockheed Martin's stock has been driven by investor outlook on the U.S. fiscal situation and demand for dividend stocks with ...
  99. Most Profitable Clothing Companies of 2016 (NKE, TJX)

    The five most profitable United States-listed clothing companies began 2016 with quarterly net income between $150 million ...
  100. What's Impact of Brexit on Apple Thus Far? (AAPL)

    What are the after effects Brexit may have on Apple?
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