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  1. Legal Risk Study: XLB, How Much Fines Have Component Companies Paid?

    Discover three component companies in the Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund that have had fines imposed, and learn why the ...
  2. 5 Best Dividend-Paying International Financials Mutual Funds (VHDYX, FGRIX)

    Discover how high-dividend mutual funds maximize payouts in different ways and the types of stocks, indexes and derivatives ...
  3. Capital Intensive Companies: What Are The Pros & Cons for Investors?

    Learn about the pros and cons of investing in capital-intensive industries. Find out how barriers to entry and mature industries ...
  4. Analyzing Bengal Energy's Return on Equity (BNG.TO)

    Find out why Bengal’s return on equity (ROE) has been negative for the past five years and how to evaluate the stock for ...
  5. The 3 Richest Mutual Fund Portfolio Managers (BEN, BGOAX)

    Discover several of the richest active mutual fund portfolio managers in the world, according to the 2016 Forbes list of ...
  6. How to Budget and Spend to Maximize Your Happiness

    Spending money on others and buying experiences are just two of the five key principles that lie in money correlating to ...
  7. How to Deal With the Retirement Pinch

    Retirees find themselves in a difficult situation in today’s economy, faced with underperforming financial markets, sluggish ...
  8. Small Cap Mutual Funds: 5 Long-Term Portfolio Managers to Consider (NBGNX, PLWAX)

    Discover five veteran small-cap mutual fund managers who consistently outperform their benchmarks using varied analytical ...
  9. Top 3 AllianceBernstein International/Global Equity Mutual Funds (ALTFX, AXJAX)

    Learn about three Alliance Bernstein international stock funds, one of which has only been offered to investors since December ...
  10. Yet Another P2P Lending Risk for Investors?

    Are P2P investors legally liable for redlining if they exclude borrowers in certain states when deciding which notes to purchase? ...
  11. PIMCO Report: European Bank Outlook

    Find out how the European banking industry is faring under the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD) and the investment ...
  12. Vanguard ETFs: 6 Thoughts on Fixed Income ETF Liquidity

    Find out whether concerns over rising interest rates and their impact on the liquidity of fixed-income exchange-traded funds ...
  13. What the 'Trump of the Philippines' Means for Retirees

    The brash leader who has promised to feed criminals to fishes should make you a little nervous.
  14. FIEU vs. FIEE: Comparing Leveraged Europe ETNs

    Discover and compare two leveraged European exchange-traded notes. Learn about their purpose, strategy, characteristics and ...
  15. (UCO) PowerShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil ETF: Who is Invested?

    Find out which institutional investors are investing in the PowerShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil ETF, and who is buying ...
  16. This Is What Henry Sy's Portfolio Looks Like (SVTMF)

    Discover how Henry Sy became the richest person in the Philippines by choosing smart investments in and out of the stock ...
  17. Private Company Investing: 3 Mutual Funds That Invest in The Space (FB, TWTR)

    Find out which mutual funds are investing in private companies before their initial public offering and how their investments ...
  18. The True Risks Behind Preferred Stock ETFs (PFF, FPE)

    Consider the risks of investing in preferred stocks, including lack of diversification and sector risks in preferred stock ...
  19. What to Watch Out for When Investing with ETFs

    ETFs have become a popular vehicle for various investment objectives, but that doesn't mean they're totally free of drawbacks.
  20. Breaking Down XLB: 3 Components That Are Most Attractive

    Consider some stronger stocks from the materials sector as portfolio candidates at a time when many investors fail to acknowledge ...
  21. Mortgage Deals: Chase vs. U.S. Bank

    Discover which bank offers the better mortgage deal? Learn the difference between two popular mortgage offerings of Chase ...
  22. FAS: An ETF Performance Case Study

    Explore the outsized returns of The Direxion Daily Financial Bull 3X ETF, including the seasonal patterns that result in ...
  23. Why RIAs Are Enjoying Unprecedented Growth

    Being an advisor can mean having a long and fruitful career, especially with compensation hitting records. But it's not expected ...
  24. Why Boomers Aren't Saving Enough for Retirement

    A new study shows Baby Boomers aren't saving enough for retirement. Here's what they can do to turn things around.
  25. What Would a "President Trump" Portfolio Look Like?

    These stocks and ETFs could be good bets if Donald Trump ascends to the Oval Office.
  26. Robo-Advisors: How to Pick the Best One for You

    Looking to simplify your investing life? We've sifted through some of the top robo-advisors to help you choose the one best ...
  27. 4 Global Market Trends in 2016 (FXI, IDU)

    Discover key global trends in the equity markets that you should be stalking in 2016, such as green bonds, interest rates ...
  28. Breaking Down XLF: 3 Components that Are Most Attractive

    Identify the three most attractive components of the Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund, and determine why attractive valuations ...
  29. 3 Cases When ETFs and Mutual Funds Are Not Comparable

    Explore the similarities and differences between mutual funds and exchange-traded funds, including the areas where the two ...
  30. The 3 Largest Short-Term Bond ETFs (BSV, SHY)

    Discover vehicles used by the three largest short-term bond ETFs to generate yield, including corporate, sovereign, supranational ...
  31. (VV) Vanguard Large Cap ETF: Who is Invested?

    Discover which institutional investors are investing in the Vanguard Large Cap ETF. Find out who's buying, who's selling ...
  32. Breaking Down XBI: 3 Components That Are Most Attractive

    Explore stocks from the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF, with consideration given to fundamentals and the status of drug candidates ...
  33. PTTRX: PIMCO Total Return Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    Explore the complicated and often arcane makeup of the PIMCO Total Return Fund, and identify the fund's management style ...
  34. Top 2 Currency-Hedged China ETFs (CNHX, ASHX)

    Discover and compare two currency-hedged China exchange-traded funds. Learn about their investment strategies, characteristics ...
  35. 5 Mega-Cap Technology Companies That Invest in Venture Capital (GOOG, MSFT)

    Follow the successes of mega-cap technology companies with venture capital divisions as they reap benefits from turning startups ...
  36. Trumponomics: Leave Your Logic at Home

    Winging it may work for a reality TV show, but what will it do to the economy?
  37. DGAZ vs. KOLD: Comparing Short Leveraged Gas ETFs

    Explore the similarities and the differences between the VelocityShares 3X Inverse Natural Gas ETN and the ProShares UltraShort ...
  38. Top 3 American Century Investments Equity Mutual Funds (TWCUX, TWCGX)

    Discover three top equity mutual funds from American Century Investments, a privately held asset manager with a very unique ...
  39. Breaking Down XLV: 3 Components That Are Most Attractive

    Discover three attractive component stocks in the Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF, and learn which company may be the ...
  40. To Correctly Predict the Fed’s Policy Path, Watch This

    The Federal Reserve (Fed) left policy unchanged last week, continuing a “wait-and-see” approach appropriate for today’s global ...
  41. Disney Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (DIS)

    Find out which companies generate significant portions of their revenues from The Walt Disney Company, and what makes their ...
  42. Pro Flowers vs. 1-800 Flowers: Comparing Floral Retailers (FLWS)

    Learn how the top two floral providers, ProFlowers and 1-800-Flowers.com, compare to one another in selection, service, value ...
  43. How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bond

    Though U.S. Treasuries are not as expensive as government bonds, U.S. bonds are offering a relatively paltry real return, ...
  44. EET vs. EMSA: Comparing Leveraged Emerging Markets ETFs

    Get a review of two leveraged emerging market funds, the iPath Short Enhanced MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETN and the ProShares ...
  45. Live Like a Millionaire on $3,000/Month in These 10 Countries

    A million dollars no longer guarantees luxury. So why not consider moving to one of these countries, where a high quality ...
  46. Global Industrial Services: 3 Key Industry Players (ETE, 601668)

    Obtain a better understanding of the key global companies within the industrial services sector, and which goods and services ...
  47. Understanding the Mortgage Payment Structure

    We explain the calculation and payment process as well as the amortization schedule of home loans.
  48. Breaking Down XAR: 3 Components that Are Most Attractive

    Discover three attractively valued component companies in the SPDR S&P 500 Aerospace and Defense ETF, and learn which stocks ...
  49. India Economics: A Young Population with Technologically-Driven Minds (AAPL)

    Learn about prospective growth trends in India, the world's second most populous nation, whose youthful and inexpensive labor ...
  50. How to Help Clients Navigate Survivor Benefits

    Here are some ways to help client couples do what they can to maximize any potential Social Security survivor benefits.
  51. IEIS: Reviewing iShares International Small-Cap Enhanced ETF

    Discover why iShares Enhanced International Small-Cap deserves a second look from investors, even though enhanced ETFs have ...
  52. Is this USAA Money Market Fund Worth It? (USAXX)

    Learn about the USAA Money Market Fund and understand why it offers safety for short-term investors but leaves much to be ...
  53. 2 Low Volatility ETFs That Keep Winning

    While the market bounces up and down, these two low-volatility ETFs keep delivering for investors.
  54. Breaking Down XLE: 3 Components That Are Most Attractive

    Discover three cheaply valued component companies in the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF, and learn if they can help your portfolio ...
  55. The Ins and Outs of Giving Your Child Power of Attorney

    How do you know if you're making the right choice – and what happens if you change your mind?
  56. 3 Incentives to Build a Relationship With Your Broker

    Explore the incentives of developing a good relationship with your financial advisor, including a non-monetary benefit that ...
  57. Mortgage Deals: RoundPoint vs. PHH Mortgage (PHH)

    Compare two vastly different mortgage companies, PHH Mortgage and RoundPoint, and examine the differences in their business ...
  58. Money Management: 4 Things to Consider Before Trading Riskier Securities

    Learn about factors that every investor should consider before purchasing any risky security. Find out why suitability, liquidity ...
  59. Reviewing Capital One's Money Market Capabilities (COF)

    Find out about Capital One 360's new money market account capabilities and how it compares with other top online money market ...
  60. IBLN: Top 5 Positions in Billionaires' Portfolios (IBLN, HUM)

    Discover the five largest holdings in the Direxion iBillionaire Index ETF, as well as two key challenges faced by the fund ...
  61. FREEX: Franklin Real Estate Securities Risk Statistics Case Study

    Analyze risk statistics to determine how FREEX fits into a portfolio designed to optimize expected return based on a given ...
  62. 3 Financial Companies Not Worth Your Money (AIG, MBIA)

    Discover why some companies, including MBI, AIG, and FNMA, are not worthy of your investment dollars due to continued legal ...
  63. The Benefits of Mortgage Repayment

    Buying a home may be the biggest debt you'll ever incur. Learn why you should retire it sooner, rather than later.
  64. Boeing Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (BA)

    Learn about Boeing's capital structure and how it used cash, debt and equity capital to finance a $6.7 billion stock repurchase ...
  65. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: Is It Better To Be a Stockholder or Bondholder? (BTU)

    Discover why energy companies are struggling to stay solvent, while examining the basics of Chapter 11 bankruptcy and its ...
  66. Top 3 AllianceBernstein Multi-asset Mutual Funds (ABAEX, CBACX)

    Explore three AllianceBernstein multi-asset mutual funds that have relatively strong Morningstar ratings and have beaten ...
  67. 3 Red Flags for Value Stocks (KMI, FCX)

    Assess the components of Warren Buffett's value investing technique, and analyze the additional financial metrics to consider ...
  68. Gold ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (GLD, IAU)

    Discover the best and worst performing exchanged-traded funds (ETFs) for investing in gold or gold mining companies for the ...
  69. 5 Large-Cap Growth Mutual Funds for Bull and Bear Markets (MFEGX, HRCPX)

    Learn about five mutual funds whose performances in up and down markets are bolstered by stable portfolio compositions and ...
  70. The 4 Best Mutual Funds to Short the S&P 500 (RYURX, RYTPX)

    Discover the four best mutual funds for shorting the S&P 500 and learn which funds may be suitable for your portfolio during ...
  71. Top Social Security Tips for Government Employees

    Government employees have special issues to consider when it comes to computing Social Security payouts. Here's how to navigate ...
  72. Will the Backdoor Roth IRA be Eliminated?

    The President’s 2017 budget has proposed several changes to the rules regarding retirement accounts with those for Roth IRAs ...
  73. Retirees: Beware of These 6 IRS Red Flags

    Tax audits are stressful and can result in expensive fines. Here are six things to know about when it comes to sidestepping ...
  74. Why is the Bond Market So Risky?

    Investors who wish to buy bonds need to understand the risks they face in the market for the foreseeable future.
  75. Best Robo-Advisor if You're Middle-Aged, Middle-Income

    If you’re middle-income and middle-aged and know you need to save for retirement, this robo-advisor is a good place to start.
  76. Why Drug Prices Keep Rising & How to Fight Back

    Despite pushback from politicians and disgruntled consumers, the cost of drugs keeps going up. Is there any relief on the ...
  77. 3 Mid-Cap Core Mutual Funds for Bull and Bear Markets (FLPSX, UNH)

    Explore three mid-cap core mutual funds that have delivered double-digit average returns since 2012 with less-than-market ...
  78. 3 Liquid Alternatives High-Net-Worth Investors Should Consider (ASAIX, QSPIX)

    Review these liquid alternatives to learn more about funds that provide sophisticated investment strategies without locking ...
  79. 3 Small-Cap Value ETFs for Bull and Bear Markets (VBR, DES)

    Discover the stock selection strategies and characteristics that make these three small-cap value exchange-traded funds suitable ...
  80. Breaking Down GDX: Which Holdings Are Most Attractive?

    Get an in-depth look at the most promising component companies included in the portfolio of the Market Vectors Gold Miners ...
  81. SSgA Launches 2 ETFs Subadvised by DoubeLine Capital (STT, TOTL)

    Find out about State Street Global Advisor's two new actively managed exchange-traded funds and why it chose DoubleLine Capital ...
  82. 3 Large-Cap Stocks That Are Still Far From Their Dot-Com Bubble (CSCO, INTC)

    Review three large-cap technology stocks that were among the biggest names in the sector in the dot-com era but are still ...
  83. 3 Physically Backed ETFs Worth Your While (GLD, SLV)

    Learn about physically backed ETFs, what they are and how they can help provide your portfolio with pure precious metals ...
  84. Top 3 American Century Investments Money Market Mutual Funds (CPFXX, TCRXX)

    Learn about the profiles of three money market funds in the American Century Investments family of funds and why these funds ...
  85. GM Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers

    Take a brief look at a handful of General Motors customers, including dealership groups in Canada, Australia and the United ...
  86. Breaking Down XITK: 3 Components That Are Most Attractive

    Watch for changes in the fundamentals of the top holdings of the SPDR FactSet Innovative Technology ETF after the release ...
  87. Fundamental Case Study: Is Amazon's Cash Flow Actually Solid? (AMZN)

    Review Amazon's cash flow situation, including its free cash flow yield, operating cash flow from organic growth and cash ...
  88. 2 Cases When Companies with Low P/E Ratios Are Unattractive (NIHD, ONP)

    Discover why you should ascertain why a stock has a lower price/earnings ratio than its industry's average before buying ...
  89. DODFX: Dodge & Cox International Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    Discover the five largest holdings within the Dodge & Cox International Stock Fund along with key performance metrics for ...
  90. Global Equity ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (EEM, EDC)

    Learn how to diversify your investments internationally. Discover the best and worst performing global ETFs for your portfolio ...
  91. 3 Catalysts That Will Drive AERI Higher in 2016 (AERI, VRX)

    Read about the key drivers of Aerie Pharmaceuticals' stock price, which has been volatile since the company's IPO.
  92. 3 Large-Cap Value ETFs for Bull and Bear Markets (VTV, PWV)

    Discover three value stock ETFs that have delivered double-digit returns for five years and that can add portfolio protection ...
  93. Gilead Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (GILD)

    Analyze the capital structure of Gilead Sciences to understand the impacts of debt and equity financing. Identify trends ...
  94. Looking for Yield? Check Out This Preferred Stock ETF (PFF)

    Take a look at a review of the performance of the most popular preferred stock ETF, the iShares U.S. Preferred Stock ETF ...
  95. Best ETFs to Bet On an Uptick in M&A (MNA, MRGR)

    Take a look at a review of three promising merger and acquisition (M&A) ETFs for investors to consider adding to their portfolios ...
  96. VV: An ETF Performance Case Study

    Discover the seasonal trading patterns of the Vanguard Large-Cap ETF, including the three months of the year that have generated ...
  97. Growth Mutual Funds: 3 Long-Term Portfolio Managers to Consider (FCNTX, FVWSX)

    Learn about several long-tenured mutual fund managers focusing on growth equities, and take a closer look at their backgrounds ...
  98. Is this American Funds Money Market Fund Worth It? (AFAXX)

    Discover why the American Funds U.S. Government Money Market Fund's high expenses and 0% yield make it a less-than-ideal ...
  99. Breaking Down KBE: 3 Components That Are Most Attractive

    Review the holdings in the KBE ETF to identify three attractive banking stocks based on valuation metrics, fundamentals and ...
  100. PIMCO Report: 4 Views on the 2016 Market and Beyond

    Learn about PIMCO's outlook for capital markets in 2016, and find out which factors will dominate investment strategies in ...
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