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  1. Are Hedge Funds Chasing Performance?

    Learn why hedge funds have performed worse than the S&P 500 Index in 2016, and why they may overweight equities to play catch-up ...
  2. Measuring Stock Market Sentiment With Extreme Indicators

    Pay attention to how the exhaustion principle helps technical indicators signal trend reversals when abrupt value changes ...
  3. Buffett's Moat: How Sustainable Is Qualcomm's Competitive Advantage? (QCOM)

    Analyze Qualcomm's economic moat. Determine which factors are driving competitive advantage, and consider the long-term sustainability ...
  4. How the U.S. Election Could Impact the Stock Market

    Discover why the next U.S. president, whether Trump or Clinton, will have significant influence over Wall Street, monetary ...
  5. Will iPhone Sales Decline in 2016? (AAPL)

    Learn about a report that says lack of innovation and economic weakness may lead to a dramatic slowdown in sales of Apple's ...
  6. Are Online Travel Stocks' High Multiples Sensible? (PCLN, EXPE)

    Learn how robust EBITDA growth and fewer threats from disruptors have enabled online travel companies to maintain higher ...
  7. Did Microsoft Acquire LinkedIn for the Cloud Business? (MSFT, LNKD)

    Explore why Microsoft's acquisition of LinkedIn goes beyond cloud computing, including the benefits to Dynamics CRM and the ...
  8. Is China a Red Flag to U.S. Equities?

    Explore the red flag warnings coming from China, including escalating debt, the rapid increase of nonperforming loans and ...
  9. What Is Facebook’s Advantage Over Other Social Media? (FB)

    Discover the elements that define Facebook, which boasts 1.6 billion users who cement the company as the world's top social ...
  10. Mutual Fund Due Diligence: 5 Things to Look Out for in Quarterly Reports

    Learn about five important items found in a mutual fund's annual and quarterly reports and why investors should pay attention ...
  11. Why GAAP and Non-GAAP Are More Divergent Since 2009

    Examine the divergence of GAAP and adjusted earnings in the years leading up to 2015 to identify the factors causing the ...
  12. What’s the US Yield Curve Signaling?

    In recent weeks, the difference in yields between 10-year and 2-year U.S. Treasuries has hit post financial crisis lows, ...
  13. What Happens to Scotland and Wales After Brexit?

    A possible Brexit from the EU could put Scottish independence back on the table after 2016, and may even compromise the entire ...
  14. VWELX: Vanguard's Oldest Mutual Fund

    Explore an overview of the Vanguard Wellington Fund, and learn about its top five holdings, which are Wells Fargo, Alphabet, ...
  15. (VDIGX, FBCVX) 3 Low Volatility Mutual Funds

    Explore the large-cap value mutual funds that have captured at least 96% of the S&P 500's returns over the last three years ...
  16. AWSHX: Mutual Fund With Most Blue Chip Stocks

    Learn about the favorite investments of American Funds Washington Mutual Investors Fund Class A's portfolio managers, whose ...
  17. 7 Tips Before Picking Mutual Funds for College Savings Plan

    Discover what factors should be considered to make the best choices for a 529 portfolio, and learn about how risk and age ...
  18. VFIFX: Mutual Fund for Retirement From Vanguard

    Learn how the Vanguard Target Retirement 2050 (VFIFX) fund is structured and an analysis of its top 5 holdings, which are ...
  19. Will a Global Recession Tip U.S. Markets Into Correction?

    Learn why the U.S. stock market appears to be headed for a serious correction, and why global markets are not exactly a safe ...
  20. Simple Ways to Invest in Real Estate

    Owning property isn't always easy, but there are plenty of perks. Here are some ways to invest in real estate.
  21. Declare Your Own Financial Independence Day

    Financial independence is not easy, but it is there for the taking with hard work and careful planning.
  22. 5 Things To Know About Asset Allocation

    Overwhelmed by investment options? Learn how to create an asset allocation strategy that works for you.
  23. FMAGX: Fidelity's Mutual Fund Peter Lynch Was Once a Manager

    Discover the 2016 portfolio trends in the Fidelity Magellan Fund, and learn if they can help your portfolio to maximize profits ...
  24. Achieving Optimal Asset Allocation

    Minimizing risk while maximizing return with the right mix of securities is the key to achieving your optimal asset allocation. ...
  25. The Dangers Of Over-Diversifying Your Portfolio

    If you over-diversify your portfolio, you might not lose much, but you won't gain much either.
  26. 7-Year Bull vs. Brexit: Bull Wins!

    While Brexit will most likely continue to roil the markets in the short term, it's unlikely it will cloud the future of the ...
  27. 3 Easy Ways to Value Real Estate Investments

    Investing in income-generating real estate involves market data and a degree of subjectivity.
  28. Ten Worst Mistakes Beginner Investors Make

    Here are the ten worst mistakes beginning investors make.
  29. Brexit: Would the Swiss Model Work?

    Learn how the Swiss model would work for the UK after Brexit.
  30. The Importance Of Diversification

    Without this risk-reduction technique, your chance of loss will be unnecessarily high.
  31. Find the Best Homeowners Insurance

    Don't wait for the next Hurricane Sandy or massive oil sands fire to find out if your homeowners insurance really protects ...
  32. (SFPCX, PUFBX) 5 Mutual Funds With Financials Sector

    Explore five financial sector mutual funds with below-average Sharpe ratios, above-average expense ratios and poor ratings ...
  33. Why Didn't Quantitative Easing Lead to Hyperinflation?

    Hyperinflation is an exponential rise in prices and tends to occur not when countries print too much money, but is instead ...
  34. Top 5 Differences Between Business and First Class

    Is it worth the extra cost to fly first class instead of business class?
  35. Going the ETF Route? What You Should Know

    ETFs have a number of advantages for investors who are saving for retirement. Here's a list of why that's so.
  36. The Downside of Spending Retirement Savings

    Thinking of borrowing or withdrawing funds from your nest egg to cover a financial emergency? You may want to find other ...
  37. Six Things Bad Financial Advisors Do

    So you've gone to the trouble and expense of hiring a financial advisor. Here's how to decide whether they're doing you right ...
  38. 6 Financial Lessons to Master by the Time You're 30

    Once you hit your 30s, it is time to get serious about your finances and money skills. Here are the top money lessons you ...
  39. Top 4 Mutual Fund Holders of Delta Air Lines (DAL, VTSMX)

    Discover the four largest mutual fund holders of Delta Air Lines shares, and determine if the holders' investment strategies ...
  40. Will China Be First to Adopt Driverless Cars? (GOOG,BIDU)

    Learn about driverless automobiles and why China could be best positioned to embrace and adopt autonomous technology for ...
  41. What is the Average Salary for an MBA Graduate?

    An MBA is often described as a surefire way to increase one's salary, but it's actually more complicated than that.
  42. 3 Secrets You Didn't Know About Estate Planning

    Three estate planning secrets every advisor and saver needs to know.
  43. Which Is Better: A 30-Year or a 15-Year Mortgage?

    Most homebuyers compare the monthly payments between mortgages, but what about these other points?
  44. How Are Dividends On IRAs Taxed?

    Reinvesting dividends in an IRA is a great way to grow your retirement funds faster, but be sure you understand the potential ...
  45. 7 Ways Baby Boomers Can Financially Assist Parents

    To help relieve some of the pressure that comes with caregiving, here are seven ways Boomers can financially assist elderly ...
  46. (OIGAX, AIIEX) 4 International Mutual Funds for Steady Returns

    Discover four international growth mutual funds whose active management styles have spawned successful track records while ...
  47. Japan in Debt: Is It Worth Investing in This Heavy Borrower?

    Look into the economic dilemmas faced by Japan, the world's third-largest economy, mired in stagnant wage, price and gross ...
  48. Is Tesla Losing Money Each Time It Sells a Car? (TSLA)

    Discover the plight of Tesla Motors Inc., including the challenges the electric vehicle manufacturer faces as it seeks to ...
  49. Is General Motors Stock Really a Buy? (GM)

    Learn about the challenges faced by General Motors Company and the changing dynamic of the auto industry as innovation draws ...
  50. What’s Next for the Eurozone After Brexit

    We explain the significance in a post-Brexit world of the U.K.'s vote to leave the EU just days before the start of a 15-month ...
  51. Ackman vs. Madoff: Who's Hurting Hedge Funds More?

    Compare the plights of former and current money managers Bernie Madoff and Bill Ackman and how the actions of both men have ...
  52. Managing Expectations in a Low-Return Environment

    As an unprecedented bull market ends and an era of low return expectations looms, what should advisors and their clients ...
  53. Detroit's Rising Housing Market

    Discover how Detroit has turned its bankruptcy and declining real estate situation around to become a real estate market ...
  54. More Bad News for Ackman? (PSHZF)

    Discover reasons why Bill Ackman's Pershing Square may suffer again in 2016 due to Saudi Arabia's move to ban derivatives ...
  55. Why Women Retire with Less Money

    The gender gap plays a significant role in women's ability to put aside enough money for a comfortable retirement. How to ...
  56. CAIBX: Mutual Funds With Stocks and Bonds

    Discover the top five equity holdings of American Funds' Capital Income Builders fund, a world asset allocation fund that ...
  57. FSPHX: Mutual Fund to Invest in Healthcare from Fidelity

    Read an information overview of Fidelity Select Health Care, and discover the historical trends and financial performance ...
  58. FREEX: Mutual Fund to Invest in REITs from Franklin

    Discover the top five holdings of the Franklin Real Estate Securities A Fund, and get an overview of each company's business ...
  59. BAX: Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of Baxter Intl

    Discover the five largest mutual fund investors in Baxter International. Learn about an actively managed fund with industry ...
  60. (ERSMX, NBMBX) 3 Expensive Mutual Funds Worth Your While

    Learn about mid-cap and large-cap growth stock funds that have higher costs but attractive historical performance as well ...
  61. DODIX: Dodge & Cox's High Quality Bonds Mutual Funds

    Learn about the risk metrics of the DODIX Fund. Discover what standard deviation, capture ratios and R-squared indicate about ...
  62. Student Loan Debt: What Every Borrower Should Know

    If you must take on student debt, you should know the different types of loans and federal programs available well before ...
  63. 5 Top Business Schools in America

    These schools produce many of the most successful business grads and offer some of the best education in business and management. ...
  64. Six Ways Your Tax Preparer Knows You're Lying

    An experienced tax preparer can sense when a client is lying. Find out what sets off their lie detectors.
  65. Why Negative Interest Rates Are Not Working

    Find out why negative interest rate policies are failing because bond buyers do not want a negative yield and saturated borrowers ...
  66. FFFFX: Mutual Fund for Retirement From Fidelity

    Learn about some of the performance trends of the Fidelity Freedom 2040 Fund, and discover which times of year the fund has ...
  67. How Much Rent Can You Afford on a $100K Salary?

    You know your salary, but how much should you be spending on rent? Here's how to figure it out.
  68. Is the Bank of Japan Failing as a Central Bank?

    The failure of Abenomics and 25+ years of the Bank of Japan's monetary policy disappointments have Japan on the brink of ...
  69. 3 Reasons To Not Sell After a Market Downturn

    Find out the reasons that it is not a good idea to sell after a market downturn. There are lessons to be learned from the ...
  70. 5 Ultra-Rich People Who Live Below Their Means

    How and why some crazy-rich folks have remarkably sane spending habits.
  71. Living Abroad in Retirement: Can You Afford It?

    These are the financial implications of retiring abroad, as well as what you need to consider in order to do so.
  72. The 5 Dumbest Financial Moves You Can Make

    Have you made any of these financial mistakes? Here's what not to do.
  73. FSAGX: Fidelity's Gold and Precious Metal Mutual Fund

    Evaluate the performance of the Fidelity Select Gold Portfolio since January 2012, and identify seasonal trends that emerge ...
  74. Should You Pay All Cash For Your Next Home?

    Pay cash only for a home? Here are the pros and cons.
  75. 10 Most Successful Women Entrepreneurs of the Decade

    Women entrepreneurs that have risen to the top in the last decade.
  76. Top Reasons to File Separately When Married

    Usually couples file their taxes jointly, not separately. Except for these possible exceptions...
  77. How Bowery Works and Makes Money

    Learn about Bowery, including the marketing strategies it uses and its many music venues that support the music industry's ...
  78. Traveling In The Philippines: Is It Safe?

    There is an active travel warning for parts of the Philippines. Here are precautions to follow.
  79. 5 Vacation Discounts for Retirees

    Now that you’re retired, you can take a vacation whenever you want (unless, of course, you signed up for grandkid daycare). ...
  80. 5 Things Debt Collectors Can't Do to You

    You may owe money, but you still have rights. Know what's illegal.
  81. 4 Reasons Why Riders Choose Uber

    Find out the reasons why riders love Uber, which has provided more than 1 billion rides to customers worldwide.
  82. The Ten Commandments of Personal Finance

    Ten Commandments to follow for a secure economic future.
  83. Smartest Things to Do with $10,000 of Savings

    It's crucial that you put your hard-earned cash to good use. Putting away $10,000 is comforting, but investing that money ...
  84. 4 Signs You're Headed For Financial Trouble

    Financial Trouble? Beware of these signs and follow these tips.
  85. Behind U.S. Equities' Declining Buybacks and Dividend Payments

    Learn what a decline in share repurchases and dividend payouts by corporations means for equity markets, and whether it is ...
  86. How the Strong Dollar Impacts Hedge Funds (MNGPY)

    Learn why the U.S. dollar rallied in May 2016. Discover how a rising dollar impacts hedge funds, and become aware of why ...
  87. What Are the Different Parts of Medicare?

    At age 65, most people have to sign up for Medicare. Learn which of its four programs are mandatory – and which you can skip.
  88. Why the Dollar Can't Help U.S. Banks

    Learn why a strong dollar should produce benefits for the largest U.S. banks, but why those benefits are likely to be offset ...
  89. Why Technology is Key for Ultra-Wealthy Clients

    The ultra wealthy have very different needs that tend to be a lot more complex than a typical client. Here are new technologies ...
  90. Top 3 Stocks to Buy Now Utilizing Financial Ratios (UAL, DISCA)

    Learn about a research report that analyzes stocks based on fundamental criteria, and three stocks that rank highly based ...
  91. Why Economic Payoff From Technology Is Crucial for Companies

    Learn why recent innovations in technology have not produced productivity increases, and why companies still see technology ...
  92. M&A: Chinese Companies' Interests in U.S. Companies

    Explore China's record-setting cross-border M&A activity while delving into the reasons surrounding this splurge of foreign ...
  93. Which Industries Can Produce the Next Amazon-Like Stock? (AMZN)

    Learn about three industries that are ripe for disruption and have the potential to produce a company with the growth characteristics ...
  94. What are Financial Statement Assertions?

    Understand financial statement assertions and what they mean in accounting. For investors, it is important that assertions ...
  95. 12 Tips for Retiring with Just $50K Net Worth

    One in three Americans haven’t saved anything for retirement, let alone $50K. Here’s a dozen things that you can do to help ...
  96. 3 Consistent Mutual Funds

    Learn about mutual funds with longtime portfolio managers. See how investors prefer funds with consistency in portfolio management.
  97. (DODBX) Dodge & Cox: Mutual Fund With Both Stocks & Bonds

    Discover how implementing bond exposure with equity exposure helps lead to outperformance and stability during times of financial ...
  98. First Eagle: Mutual Fund With Both Stocks & Bonds

    Evaluate the composition of the First Eagle Global Fund, and study how the fund's makeup has evolved between March 2015 and ...
  99. If You Had Invested Right After Costco's IPO

    Find out how much your investment would be worth if you had invested $1,000 during Costco's IPO and how much you would have ...
  100. Elizabeth Warren's Solution to No COLA Increase in 2016

    Sen. Warren plans to increase in Social Security benefits in place of a COLA in 2016.
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