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  1. Pros and Cons of Capitalist vs Socialist Economies

    Capitalism relies on the markets. Socialism, on government planning. Each system has its pros and cons.
  2. Mark Cuban Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes

    Learn more about America's favorite billionaire: Mark Cuban, outspoken owner of the Dallas Mavericks and star of the hit ...
  3. The Biggest Private Equity Firms in New York City

    Discover the top four largest private equity firms, including Goldman Sachs, headquartered in New York City, as ranked by ...
  4. The Biggest Private Equity Firms in Boston

    Learn about private equity firms and how they operate. Identify the top five private equity firms operating in the Boston ...
  5. How WeWork Works and Makes Money

    Find out how WeWork makes money by offering flexible, shared office space to out-of-the-cubicle workers like freelancers ...
  6. Asset Manager Ethics: Disclosures

    Effective communication and disclosures go a long way towards easing minds and creating a lasting and trusting symbiotic ...
  7. The Least Expensive States to Retire In

    Retirement time, and the livin' is easy in these locales.
  8. Why Walmart Raised Its Minimum Wage

    Read about the potential pros and cons of Walmart's promise to increase its minimum starting salary to $10 an hour.
  9. 5 Things to Know About Planet Fitness Stock

    Learn about Planet Fitness and how it has achieved success. Understand five aspects of the company that have made it an attractive ...
  10. Is the Apple Watch a Real Threat to Fitbit?

    Examine the potential for marketplace competition between Fitbit and the Apple Watch in the rapidly growing consumer wearables ...
  11. A Look at the Cost and Tax Treatment of College

    Is there more we can do to improve the affordability of post-secondary education? We take a look at how students and colleges ...
  12. What's Wrong with the American Tax System

    American's are highly taxed and we still run a deficit. We explain why.
  13. Traditional Media Suffers, Cord Cutters Win

    Last week, a majority of media stocks including Time Warner, Walt Disney, CBS Corp., Viacom, among others, took a hammering ...
  14. Healthcare M&A and Prescription Drug Prices

    Learn how mergers among health care insurance companies and drug companies could lead to increased premiums for consumers ...
  15. VMware: Virtualization and the Hybrid Cloud

    Read about VMware, an information technology service provide and cloud computing company, and learn about its core products ...
  16. ETF Analysis: iShares Trust - iShares PHLX Semiconductor

    Learn about the Shares PHLX Semiconductor ETF, its holdings, and its suitability for certain types of investors, because ...
  17. 3 Stocks You Wish You Had Bought in January

    Learn about three stocks investors wish they had bought in January of 2015 due to their performing better than the overall ...
  18. What Shook the U.S. Stock Market Today?

    What was looking as a decent year for US Stock market has suddenly gone off track as the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged ...
  19. Oil or Gold: Which Will Recover First?

    Not sure where oil and gold are headed? The answer is complex.
  20. The 8 Best ETFs for Rising Rates, Flagging Stocks

    With the markets starting to sag, should you go on the defensive? If so, which ETFs should you consider?
  21. Why the Wealthy Shy Away from Inheritance Talk

    A recent survey of high-net-worth individuals shows that many avoid talking inheritance with children. Here are some ways ...
  22. How to Prep Your Business for a Sale

    Once you have a clean, stand-alone business with solid finances, it's time to put a price on it. Here are the steps needed ...
  23. How to Handle Your First Meeting with a Client

    Here's what financial advisors should do in an initial client meeting to start off on the right foot.
  24. Advisors: Warn Clients About These Audit Triggers

    There are several factors that may increase the risk of an audit, especially with high-net-worth clients.
  25. 10 Must-Follow Broker-Dealers on Social Media

    Stay in the financial markets 'know' by following these influential independent broker-dealers on social media.
  26. How to Help Clients Spooked by Volatility

    Volatility spooks investors leading them to confuse it with risk. Here are ways to help guide your clients through times ...
  27. Understanding How Mutual Funds Pay Dividends

    The process by which mutual fund dividends are calculated, distributed and reported is fairly straightforward in most cases. ...
  28. 3 States Where Taxes Can Hammer Retirees

    Knowing which states ding retirees with the highest tax implications should be part of your retirement research.
  29. How 'Honesty' Could Pay off for Jessica Alba

    Is it possible that Jessica Alba is one of the savviest businesswomen on the planet?
  30. Boomers’ 401(k)s are Way Out of Whack: What to Do?

    Many baby boomers have been investing heavily in equities in their 401(k)s. Now may be the time to rebalance to avoid huge ...
  31. Why U.S. Credit Cards Are Getting a Chip and Pin

    With the introduction of EMV technology into U.S. credit cards, consumers should worry less about fraud and counterfeiting.
  32. How Petro Economies Are Coping with $40 Oil

    Will petro economies be able to cope with a $40 per barrel oil price?
  33. The End of US Foreign Oil Dependency

    Learn about how U.S. production of oil is increasing on an annual basis and how oil imports are dropping, and why Congress ...
  34. What are the Federal Reserve Chairman's responsibilities?

    Learn about the duties and responsibilities of the chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, including testifying before Congress ...
  35. Schedule Loan Repayments with Excel Formulas

    Calculate all the particulars of a loan using Excel, and set up a schedule of repayment for a mortgage or any other loan.
  36. Millennials Guide: Freelancer vs. Employee

    How to decide if joining the gig economy is right for you.
  37. JetSuite Simplifies Private Jet Rental

    Chartering your own plane just got a bit more affordable.
  38. The Millennial’s Guide to Personal Finance

    It's a Millennial money minefield out there! Navigate it with these money management tips.
  39. When Getting a Rent-to-Own Car Makes Sense

    If your credit is bad, rent-to-own may be a better way to purchase a car than taking out a subprime loan – or it may not ...
  40. Is Running a Short-Term Rental Worth the Hassle?

    The pros and cons of hosting short-term rentals in your home.
  41. What Are the Risks to Your Retirement Security?

    One of the biggest risks to your retirement security is something you may take for granted: your health, and more specifically, ...
  42. Simple Interest Loans: Do They Exist?

    Yes, they do. Here is what they are – and how to use them to your advantage.
  43. Signs of a Struggling Economy?

    Last week was another difficult one for stocks, marked by a bruising mid-week selloff triggered by China’s surprise devaluation ...
  44. Why Your 401(k) Is More Important Than You Think

    If you are thinking of dipping into your 401(k), think again. It’s one of your best sources of retirement income.
  45. Watch Airline Stocks For Takeoff Potential

    Airline stocks have taken a hit but they show potential for takeoff as a result of low fuel prices, reduced competition and ...
  46. 5 Unique Assets to Invest Your Retirement Money In

    Investing for retirement doesn't always mean 401(k)s and IRAs. Here are five unique assets to invest your retirement money ...
  47. How Twitch.tv Works and Its Business Model

    Can someone make money by playing video games? Twitch offers money making for both the company and the gamers. Here’s how ...
  48. The Stock Slump: Is it Just Rate Jitters or Worse?

    Headlines are attributing the market's sell-off to the potential of a Fed rate hike, but that's only a very remote possibility. ...
  49. Fixing Your Credit Score: A Do It Yourself Guide

    Following these five steps can go a long way toward repairing a low score.
  50. What's The Difference Between Bond & Equity ETFs?

    Learn how different stock ETFs and bond ETFs are, though they actually have quite a few things in common.
  51. How to Shop for Home Insurance

    Tips for getting the best protection for your place and possessions.
  52. Are You a Trend Trader or a Swing Trader?

    Swing traders and trend traders execute market timing strategies that require different skill sets.
  53. Best Ways to Exchange Currency

    How to avoid fees and get the best deal for your dollar.
  54. Detrended Price Oscillator Trading Strategies

    The detrended price oscillator (DPO) offers a simple approach to cycle analysis, removing momentum and long-term trends from ...
  55. Bet on this U.S. Automaker for Long-Term Gains

    Ford holds a stronger technical position than General Motors and also pays a consistent dividend. This combination could ...
  56. Yes, You Can Manage Your Own Retirement!

    Discover how to get started planning for and managing your retirement by making simple, deliberate steps towards financial ...
  57. Using Fibonacci to Analyze Gold

    Use Fibonacci studies to analyze gold by picking out hidden harmonic levels that can provide major support or resistance.
  58. 10 Ways to Manage Student Loan Debt

    How to manage those pesky payments as you embark on adult life.
  59. Co-signing a Loan? Make Sure You Know The Risks

    Contractually, co-signers are just as responsible for the loan as the person actually borrowing the money. Be careful not ...
  60. An Introduction To Value at Risk (VAR)

    Volatility is not the only way to measure risk. Learn about the "new science of risk management".
  61. The Reasons for the Mexican-U.S. Oil Swap

    The U.S. government is getting close to a historic deal to allow U.S. producers to swap the light, sweet crude oil that is ...
  62. Top Websites to Start an Online Business

    The Internet offers nearly endless ideas and opportunities for new businesses. Here are some great resources to get your ...
  63. 2 Stocks to Bet on the Future of Space Exploration

    Learn about why investors must wait to invest in Space X, and read about other companies involved in the future of space ...
  64. 3 Companies That Hate Debt Financing

    Learn how companies such as Chipotle, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Paychex are able to maintain impressive levels of growth without ...
  65. 3 Fixed Income ETFs in the Biotech Sector

    Learn about the top biotechnology ETFs, such as the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF, the First Trust NYSE Arca Biotech ETF and the iShares ...
  66. Understanding Stock Quotes

    All you need to know about understanding stock quotes.
  67. Should You Increase Your Credit Card Limit?

    What if you took out a new credit card and the issuing company started you off with a fairly low credit limit that hasn't ...
  68. 10 Overlooked Growth Stocks to Consider

    For investors with a long-term view, here are 10 overlooked growth stocks to consider.
  69. 3 Reasons to Be Bearish on Kinder Morgan

    Instead of crunching numbers in an effort to make a case that matches your position, simply apply logic. That's what successful ...
  70. What Drives Ford's Profits? Not Just Cars

    Ford, an experienced legacy car manufacturer, sells a lot of cars around the world and makes a lot of money in the money ...
  71. How to Advise Clients on Company Stock in 401(k)s

    Holding company stock in a 401(k) has its risks. Here's how advisors can help clients avoid them.
  72. Should You Trust a Robot to Manage Your Money?

    Robo-advisors offer several benefits, but should investors trust a computer to manage their investments?
  73. Avoid These Retirement Portfolio Mistakes

    Top tips for ensuring that your portfolio is better than just "good enough."
  74. Coaching Young Investors to Retire Comfortably

    Young savers, with time on their side, need help planning for retirement. Here is how advisors can help steer them toward ...
  75. Are Your Financial Advisor Fees Competitive?

    Are the fees you charge your clients for financial planning competitive? Here's how to determine if they are in line with ...
  76. Best Ways to Avoid RMD Tax Hits on IRAs

    If you want to avoid hefty tax penalties, read this cheat sheet on IRA required minimum distributions.
  77. Currency-Hedged ETFs: Should You Invest?

    Currency-hedged ETFs offer many more pros than cons when compared to their counterparts, but there is still one big con. ...
  78. Who Are Iran's Biggest Allies, and Why?

    Learn about the alignments, largely based on shared anti-U.S. interests, that Iran maintains with the countries of Lebanon, ...
  79. Who Will Be the Tesla of the Airline Industry?

    Explore the move toward producing electric-powered airplanes and learn what companies are in the forefront for developing ...
  80. Tech Startups Eye the Oil Industry

    Although the oil and gas industries have plummeted, high tech companies and investors see promise.
  81. Valeant Pharmaceuticals acquires Sprout Pharmaceuticals

    On August 20, 2015, Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) announced that they entered into definitive agreement to acquire Sprout ...
  82. Avoid These 3 Value Trap Stocks

    Investors are wise to do their homework and avoid the following companies that might be value traps.
  83. Secrets to Finding the Right Nursing Home

    The wrong choice could mean inadequate – or even deadly – care.
  84. 4 Reasons Intercept Pharmaceuticals Should Be on Your Radar

    Learn about Intercept Pharmaceuticals and what type of biopharmaceuticals it seeks to create. Understand four reasons why ...
  85. How Much Does a Super Yacht Cost – Really?

    Buying the vessel is just the beginning – then you have to pay for the crew, mooring and all those 'obligatory' toys....
  86. Things Nursing Homes Are Not Allowed to Do

    What rights do a home's residents have? The same ones they they had before they entered the facility.
  87. Looking To Begin Trading In The Stock Market?

    If you are a new trader, we explain the differences between penny stocks and options so you can make the best decision for ...
  88. Looking to Invest in China's Fast Food Industry? Try KFC

    Read about the fast food industry in China, and learn what makes KFC the dominant brand in a market poised for years of high ...
  89. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze The Healthcare Industry

    Examine the health care sector and learn about significant financial ratios used by investors and analysts to evaluate health ...
  90. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze Biotech Companies

    Explore the rapidly growing biotechnology industry, and learn some of the key financial ratios investors use to analyze companies ...
  91. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze The Automotive Industry

    Learn about the most critically important financial ratios investors and market analysts utilize to evaluate companies in ...
  92. Las Vegas to See Increased Demand for Gay Weddings

    Learn how several industries in Las Vegas, including wedding chapels, hotels, casinos and nightclubs, stand to gain from ...
  93. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze Oil Companies

    Learn about key financial ratios investors will want to use when analyzing oil companies, and what these ratios say about ...
  94. The 10 Must Watch Movies For Finance Professionals

    Finance makes for great cinema; here are 10 of the best offerings by Hollywood on the subject.
  95. Will the Yuan Become an International Reserve Currency?

    Although still a matter of when, China is likely to reach a significant milestone when the International Monetary Fund decides ...
  96. Understanding the Trends Driving India's Rise

    Numerous factors support India’s rise as a global superpower and will help the economy continue on a high and sustainable ...
  97. How to Buy Annuities When Interest Rates Are Low

    The current low interest rate environment complicates the decision to buy an annuity. Here's what financial advisors need ...
  98. Looking to Invest In Oil? Be Patient

    Learn about the best time to pick a bottom in oil. Oil prices have been destroyed due to excess supply and slowing demand ...
  99. Startup Analysis: How Much Is Dropbox Worth?

    Learn about the private company Dropbox and how it operates. Understand the company's current valuation, how it was derived, ...
  100. Looking to Invest in Oil Tankers? Try These 3 Stocks

    Obtain information on the oil shipping industry, and discover three of the most widely traded oil tanker stocks to obtain ...
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