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  1. Here's How the Economics of Drug Trafficking Works

    As the debate about the war on drugs continues, a look at the economic costs of illicit drug trafficking.
  2. The Bond Market Is Confirming The Risk Appetite We See In The Stock Market

    The bond market is suggesting stocks will continue to rise due to high risk appetite in the global market.
  3. Self-Directed IRA Exemption: Advisors Take Note

    Here's how the new fiduciary rule impacts custodians of self-directed IRAs and clients who are seeking advice.
  4. How to Financially Advise Newly Single Clients

    People who become newly single due to the death of a spouse or divorce have a unique set of financial needs that must be ...
  5. Land Loans: 3 Things to Know Before You Buy Land

    Getting a loan for land involves getting land surveys, determining its intended use, and obtaining terms from banks, credit ...
  6. Why Personal Introductions Are Important for Financial Advisors

    This tested, intelligent approach helps generate warm leads that include valuable personal introductions from your existing ...
  7. The Real Cost of the Rio Olympics

    Brazil spent $4.6 billion on hosting the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, but the real cost could be much greater.
  8. Italian Banks: Too Big to Fail, Yet Too Big to Be Saved?

    Italian banks are facing an impossible situation as they try to remain solvent amid accelerating credit delinquencies.
  9. Top 5 Companies Owned by Cisco (CSCO)

    Cisco implements a growth strategy through acquisitions and has acquired over 100 companies; these five companies stand out ...
  10. Should Financial Advisors Pursue the CFA?

    There is a certain prestige that comes with obtaining your CFA, but is it needed?
  11. How Does Amazon Charge Taxes on Its Products? (AMZN)

    Most of the tax burdens are shouldered by retailers and individual sellers, creating hidden costs for consumers.
  12. Understanding MORL's High Dividend Policy (MORL, UBS)

    Holders of the UBS ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Mortgage REIT ETN often receive a high annual distribution yield. However, ...
  13. How Seniors and the Elderly Can Obtain Life Insurance (MET)

    As life expectancy increases, various life insurance options are available for applicants older than the age of 50, even ...
  14. Behind Symantec's 26.5% Rise in 10 Years (SYMC)

    Symantec's relatively volatile stock was driven primarily by financial results and changing outlook over the 10-year period ...
  15. Why You’ll Never Get a Stock Tip Out of Me

    Playing the long game might not be as exciting as following a cocktail party stock tip, but it's likely to make you far more ...
  16. 5 Countries That Produce the Most Waste

    As economies have grown and populations have increased, the rate at which countries produce waste has risen. Some of the ...
  17. Why Bank Bail-Ins Will Be the New Bailouts

    After the public's outcry over rescuing banks with taxpayer money, the government is switching tactics. Find out why bail-ins ...
  18. Top 10 Stocks Under $10 in 2016 (ELMD, HL)

    When selecting growth stocks as portfolio candidates, consider small companies with strong fundamentals and share prices ...
  19. Top Five Smart Beta ETFs with the Lowest Fees

    Higher fees can diminish an investor's return. Here are the five smart beta ETFs with the lowest expense ratios.
  20. Protect Yourself From Tax Hackers

    By taking a few basic precautions, you can prevent tax hackers from stealing your Social Security number and claiming the ...
  21. The Weirdest Smart Beta ETFs

    Smart beta strategies are growing more and more "niche." Here are the most unusual smart beta ETFs out there.
  22. Fidelity Balanced Fund's Top Holdings Analysis (FBALX)

    Learn about the Fidelity Balanced Fund, a stable portfolio composed of large-cap, income-producing stocks combined with investment-grade ...
  23. Overview of Fidelity Real Estate Investment Fund (FRESX)

    Learn about the Fidelity Real Estate Investment Port including its investment philosophy, management, investment performance, ...
  24. 2 High-Yield Mutual Funds to Avoid (JHHBX, FEHAX)

    Discover two high-yield bond mutual funds that investors should avoid due to their poor fundamentals and unfavorable risk-reward ...
  25. SingularDTV Creating Entertainment On The Ethereum Blockchain

    A new use for blockchain technology: Let users upload original entertainment that can't be pirated.
  26. Top Royce Funds for Retirement (RYFSX, RYSEX, RYTRX, RYIPX)

    Discover four of The Royce Funds mutual funds suitable for diversifying retirement portfolios that focus on investing in ...
  27. 4 J.P. Morgan Funds With Long Track Records (JUEAX, OIEIX)

    Discover four mutual funds administered and managed by J.P. Morgan that invest in a wide variety of securities and have long ...
  28. The Facebook Election: How FB Wins Big from Presidential Campaign Ads

    Everyone knows lots of dollars flow to political and presidential campaign ads. Here's how Facebook is winning big in this ...
  29. FBIDX, FSBAX: Overview of Fidelity Fixed Income Index Funds

    Get an overview of the Fidelity fixed-income index funds, known as Spartan Index funds, with a summary and performance data ...
  30. Overview of American Funds Fundamental Investors Fund (ANCFX)

    Discover American Funds Fundamental Investors Fund, a large-cap stock fund with excellent long-term returns. Learn about ...
  31. Top Mutual Fund Holders of Bank of America (VTSMX, DODGX)

    Discover the top four largest mutual fund holders of Bank of America shares, and learn if their investment strategies can ...
  32. Can You Afford College Costs in 18 Years?

    While saving for your children's college education remains a better late than never proposition, starting early ultimately ...
  33. Taxes on Endowments, How It Works

    Endowments and endowment funds are critical for non-profit organizations, and payouts are generally not taxable - but there ...
  34. 6 Countries That Produce the Most Cars

    With over 90 million cars manufactured in 2015, the automobile industry is a massive global market led by six countries.
  35. How Life Insurance Can Help With Cash Accumulation

    Did you know permanent policies also offer the prospect for reasonable cash value accumulations?
  36. Top 5 Infrastructure Stocks of 2016 (VMC, EXP)

    Infrastructure spending is on the rise in 2016, and these five companies are profiting from the increases in infrastructure ...
  37. How to Grow Your Tax-Free Bucket of Money

    For soon-to-be retirees, the Roth 401(k) offers a quick way to build up your tax-free bucket for a more comfortable retirement.
  38. A Few Crumbs for Coach

    Free snacks and more are now being offered by major carriers on economy class flights. Record profits make it possible. Competition ...
  39. Top 3 Pet Food Stocks of 2016 (BUFF, SPB)

    The pet food industry rakes in more than $22 billion annually. Consider these top stock picks for 2016.
  40. Top 5 Sporting Goods Stocks of 2016 (NKE, UA)

    Five iconic brands have histories of strong growth in their operations.
  41. Top 5 Lumber Stocks of 2016 (WY, RYN)

    Lumber prices advanced in the first half of 2016 due to robust housing construction in the United States. These five lumber ...
  42. How Commodities Spread Betting Works

    Commodity spread betting is a way to speculate on price movements of various commodities. Here's how it works.
  43. How Bitcoin Spread Betting Works

    Bitcoin spread betting is a way to speculate on price movements of this cryptocurrency. This article explains the concept ...
  44. Top Mutual Fund Holders of McDonald's (VTSMX,AMECX,VFINX)

    Discover the top four largest mutual fund holders of McDonald's shares, and learn how their investment portfolios could help ...
  45. AVEGX,HFCIX,RPMGX: 3 Quality Oriented Growth Funds

    Learn about the investment profiles of three conservative, growth-oriented mutual funds with long track records of excellent ...
  46. Vanguard Fixed Income Underperformers (VWEHX, VFICX, VFSTX)

    Learn about three Vanguard fixed income mutual funds that underperform compared to their benchmark indexes. Find out why ...
  47. Key Financial Ratios for Pharmaceutical Companies

    Because of the unique requirements for bringing products to market, pharmaceutical industry stocks are best analyzed by using ...
  48. Are Hedge Funds Buying or Covering Shorts?

    The markets may be experiencing a short-covering rally as hedge funds and institutional players try to wait out a false rally ...
  49. VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETN: 6 Month Snap Shot (TVIX)

    The VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short Term ETN fell by over 80% between January and July 2016, despite experiencing a meteoric ...
  50. DAL: How Delta's Stock Price Fell 26% in 6 Months

    Delta's stock price has been punished over the last six months due to higher oil prices, the Brexit vote and its own outages ...
  51. What to Consider When You Finance a Home

    These are the many factors that need to be considered when obtaining financing for a home.
  52. Why Greenspan Is Getting Worried About U.S. Interest Rates

    Alan Greenspan says U.S. interest rates have been too low for too long, resulting in a bond market bubble, low productivity ...
  53. Are Low-Volatility ETFs Becoming Overvalued?

    Has the popularity of low-volatility ETFs caused them to become overvalued and more risky than investors and advisors expect? ...
  54. How Word-of-Mouth Marketing Can Help Advisors

    Financial advisors should use word-of-mouth marketing because it can help them gain new clients through referrals and promote ...
  55. How Retirees Should Think About Retirement Income

    It’s the savings you have accumulated for retirement that make the difference between just getting by and being able to enjoying ...
  56. GS Disagrees With the Stock Market's Most Common Theme (SPY)

    Goldman Sachs turned bearish in May 2016 and has doubled down as the stock market breaks new highs. Find out the reasons ...
  57. Will Brazil's Economy Improve After the Olympics?

    There are still no signs that hosting the 2016 Olympic Games is helping Brazil's worst recession in history.
  58. How to Manage Entrepreneurial Risk

    Entrepreneurs face many risks that general employees don't. Understand these entrepreneurial risks and find out how to mitigate ...
  59. 5 Best Banks for Home Loans (FRME, RF)

    Here are the five best banks for home loans, broken down into the best 30-year fixed, 15-year fixed, 5/1 ARM, FHA and VA ...
  60. How Utmost Good Faith is Applied in Practice

    The principle of utmost good faith is an articulation of the need for both parties to act in a completely open and honest ...
  61. How Online Banking Is Overtaking Traditional Banking

    Is traditional banking doomed to be surpassed by online banking?
  62. Barclays Foresees Oil Prices Recovering up to $85 by 2019 (BCS)

    Here's why Barclays predicted that Brent crude would reach $85 by 2019, one year earlier than the financial institution's ...
  63. How the Fiduciary Rule Creates Rollover Dilemma

    Here's how the DOL's new fiduciary rule creates a quandary when it comes to retirement plan rollovers.
  64. How Robo-Advisors Can Fill Mass-Market Advice Gap

    As advisors turn their sights to wealthier investors, robo-advisors are increasingly becoming a reasonable option for so-called ...
  65. A Cautionary Tale About Retirement Calculators

    How comfortable would you be if you knew that the online retirement calculator you used failed its own test?
  66. Understanding Pfizer's Capital Structure (PFE)

    Pfizer has managed to return capital with dividends and share buybacks under limited debt use while the business faced declining ...
  67. SLVO: A High-Dividend, High-Risk Bet on Silver

    The Credit Suisse X-Links Silver Shares Covered Call ETN is the equivalent of investing in a covered call position on the ...
  68. Mortgage Payments Don't Decrease Over Time (Most of the Time)

    Mortgage payments do not decrease over time in most cases. However, their composition changes in other ways, such as having ...
  69. It's Important for Financial Advisors to Review Their Book of Business

    Here's how financial advisors can avoid leaving revenue on the table.
  70. Traps That Lead to Market Underperformance Part II

    There is a vicious investing cycle that impacts many young and first-time investors.
  71. 5 Countries That Own the Most U.S. Debt

    China gets a lot of attention for being the top foreign holder of U.S. debt, but some other top holders may surprise you.
  72. Best 2016 IRA Promotions (ETFC, BAC)

    Here are some of the best IRA promotions of 2016, with significant bonuses for large deposits.
  73. How to Follow Investment Committee Best Practices

    More plan sponsors are forming investment committees to fortify their fiduciary standards. These are best practices for investment ...
  74. Key Financial Ratios for Retail Companies

    Using the following liquidity, profitability and debt ratios, an investor can gather deeper knowledge of a retail company's ...
  75. What Advisors Need to Know about SEO, Social Media

    Search engine optimization and social media can have a direct impact on an advisor’s success (or failure). Here are some ...
  76. Venmo vs. Square Cash vs. Google Wallet: How They Compare (SQ, GOOGL)

    Mobile P2P payment services facilitate financial transactions, and Venmo, Square Cash and Google Wallet are three major players. ...
  77. Are Smart Beta ETFs Active, Passive or Both?

    Are smart beta ETFs a form of passive management, active management or a hybrid of both?
  78. How to Avoid Student Loan Forgiveness Scams

    If someone tries to make you pay to get 'Obama student loan forgiveness,' don't fall for it. The lowdown on this scam – and ...
  79. Why Small-Caps May Be a Good Bet if Rates Rise

    While small-cap stocks may suffer if rates rise, they may also turn out to be winning performers in this environment.
  80. Smart Beta: Can Low Beta Equal High Risk?

    Low beta may not necessarily mean low risk when it comes to some smart beta strategies.
  81. Building A Better Mousetrap With Smart Beta ETFs

    What exactly are smart beta funds and how can they be used in a portfolio?
  82. 5 Best Entry-Level Work-From-Home Jobs

    Good paying jobs are becoming more plentiful for people who prefer working from home. These are five of the best work-from-home ...
  83. Top 5 Books to Become a Forex Trader

    These books are some of the best resources to learn about forex trading, covering everything from the basics of currency ...
  84. Vanguard IRA and Roth IRA Review

    Vanguard, one of the industry's largest IRA providers, offers a multitude of low-cost, high-performing retirement account ...
  85. 5 Best Companies to Refinance Your Car (STI)

    High interest on a car loan can cost you money that you could be using to pay down other bills. Check out the best auto refinance ...
  86. What Are the Pros and Cons of Raising the Minimum Wage?

    With the debate on wages continuing in Congress and in the public arena, here are some of the major pros and cons of raising ...
  87. How Acorns Works and Makes Money

    Acorns is an easy-to-use investment app that offers users a simple way to save more and learn basic investing principles.
  88. Top 6 Companies Owned by Altria (MO, SAB.L)

    Altria's diversification into alternative tobacco products and alcohol, while maintaining existing cash flow, is a winning ...
  89. Is Your Client Ready for an Early Retirement?

    Make sure these factors are on your checklist to ensure your client can retire early.
  90. Are the Financial Benefits of Marriage Still Appealing for All?

    Because many men and women are earning higher incomes, the financial benefits of marriage may not be as great as they were ...
  91. Top 3 Cheapest Homeowners Insurance Companies

    When it comes to finding the cheapest homeowners insurance, it is worth taking the small amount of time required to comparison ...
  92. Landlord vs. REITs: Pros and Cons

    Becoming a landlord and buying REIT shares are two ways to invest in real estate. Which is best for you?
  93. The 10 Worst Sectors of 2016 (XLF, XLY)

    Some of the best performing sectors of 2015 have become the worst performers in 2016. Find out about the 10 worst performing ...
  94. How to Explain Smart Beta Strategies to Clients

    Smart beta funds continue to gain steam. Here's how to explain the benefits of these strategies to clients.
  95. Who Is Driving Amazon's Management Team? (AMZN)

    The management team at Amazon.com, headed by Jeff Bezos, continues to propel the company's expansion into new business lines ...
  96. Top 5 Petrochemical Stocks of 2016 (ALB, CBT)

    These five petrochemical companies have fared well in a difficult environment for energy-related companies.
  97. Understanding Google's Capital Structure (GOOG)

    With Google becoming Alphabet, the company's internet business and other ventures remain the same under a capital structure ...
  98. MasterCard vs. AMEX Platinum Card: Which Has Better Benefits? (MA, AXP)

    Both are good choices, but which is best?
  99. 5 Cheapest Celebrity Homes for Sale

    When considering residential real estate as an investment, watch for listings of homes formerly owned by celebrities as potential ...
  100. How Financial Advisors Measure Capital Market Expectations (WFC, BLK)

    Capital market expectations directly influence how a financial advisor allocates asset classes in a portfolio, resulting ...
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