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  1. 3 Safer Income-Oriented Asset Classes for Retirees in 2016

    Learn why the chase for safe retirement income will continue in 2016 with market yields remaining low, even with the Fed's ...
  2. The Importance of Being an iPhone

    Apple's iPhone sales are predicted to slow down in the coming year. They may need to look beyond iPhones for growth. Or, ...
  3. Showtime's "Billions" Explained

    The genesis and the real-life inspirations for Showtime's breakout success "Billions." Even the actors really did their homework.
  4. How to Help a Client Qualify for Medicaid

    Figuring out Medicaid eligibility can be very complicated—here are some steps to help you assist clients with qualifying ...
  5. Pros and Cons of Indexed Universal Life Insurance

    Indexed universal life insurance has its pros and cons. Here's what you need to consider before purchasing a policy.
  6. 2016's Most Promising Mutual Funds

    Discover six mutual funds with promising potential for high returns in 2016. Learn which economic sectors can thrive in volatile ...
  7. Analyzing Chipotle's Return on Equity (CMG)

    Learn about Chipotle's return on equity (ROE), read about restaurant closures and Chipotle's E.coli outbreak, and gain knowledge ...
  8. The 5 Best American Funds

    Discover five of the best-performing mutual funds offered by American Funds, based on the funds' five-year average annualized ...
  9. The 4 Best Fidelity Fixed Income Mutual Funds

    Learn about four mutual funds managed by Fidelity that invest in various fixed income securities, including bonds and asset-backed ...
  10. Beach Property in Puerto Rico: The Pros & Cons

    Learn these important tips for buying a beach condo in Puerto Rico. You need to have a buyer's agent and an attorney to represent ...
  11. The 4 Best Neuberger Berman Mutual Funds

    Discover the four best mutual funds administered and managed by Neuberger Berman that invest in a wide spectrum of equity ...
  12. The 4 Best Legg Mason Equity Funds

    Learn about the four best mutual funds administered by Legg Mason Inc. that invest in equity and bonds with a wide variety ...
  13. Crude Tankers: The Business of Transporting Oil

    An analysis of the crude tanker industry, factors affecting the business and historic performance.
  14. The 4 Best U.S. Large Cap Index Mutual Funds

    Discover the top four mutual funds that use passive investment approaches and follow stock indexes composed of U.S. large-cap ...
  15. The 4 Best U.S. Fixed Income Index Mutual Funds

    Discover the top four fixed income mutual funds that follow passive investment strategies by tracking the performances of ...
  16. 5 Best Mutual Funds in a Rising Rate Environment

    Find out which five mutual funds can provide the strongest portfolio hedges against the inevitable increase in long-term ...
  17. A Look Into Alibaba's Main Competitor: JD.com (BABA, JD)

    Read about China's two largest e-commerce companies, and learn about some operational developments that are slowly bringing ...
  18. The Top 3 Invesco Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Explore analyses of the top three Invesco mutual funds for retirement diversification in 2016, and learn about the characteristics ...
  19. 6 Cities in Puerto Rico for Retirement and Vacationing

    Learn about some of the most popular retirement destinations in Puerto Rico, and decide whether this U.S. territory is the ...
  20. How Global Warming Could Sink Your Savings

    There's evidence that climate change could impact the global economy and your portfolio. Here's how to protect yourself.
  21. People Are Watching Showtime's "Billions" Because They Feel Wall St Is Screwing Them

    TV dramas about Wall Street have historically tanked. That is, until Showtime's "Billions." A few financial crises can alter ...
  22. Top 5 Transamerica Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Learn about five Transamerica funds that can provide retirees with viable alternatives to underperforming savings through ...
  23. Top 6 Nationwide Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Learn how easy it is to diversify your retirement portfolio using mutual funds from Nationwide. Discover which funds offer ...
  24. Top 4 American Beacon Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Learn the benefits of multi-advisor mutual funds from American Beacon. Discover how to use these funds as the basis for a ...
  25. Top 7 Baron Capital Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Discover seven mutual funds from Baron Capital that provide excellent diversification to the growth-oriented portion of a ...
  26. The Top 5 Mainstay Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Discover how to use award-winning MainStay mutual funds from New York Life to build a high-quality and diversified retirement ...
  27. Top 5 Lord Abbett Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Learn how to diversify your retirement savings with five mutual funds from Lord Abbett that provide solid, stable returns ...
  28. The Top 4 Copper Equity Mutual Funds for 2016

    Discover why investing in copper can be beneficial for investors, and learn more about four mutual funds that offer investors ...
  29. The Top 5 All Cap Core Mutual Funds for 2016

    Learn how to shop for the best all-cap mutual funds, and identify five funds that invest in companies of all sizes and offer ...
  30. The Top 5 Coding Schools in the U.S.

    Learn about some of the country's premier coding schools offering intensive courses in cutting-edge programming languages, ...
  31. Warren Buffett's 2015 Portfolio Report Card (BRK.B, WMT)

    Learn how Warren Buffett's portfolio performed in 2015. Read about an unusual position Berkshire Hathaway took in Phillips ...
  32. How Catastrophic Health Insurance Works

    Catastrophic health insurance is open to people under 30 and those who qualify by income under the Affordable Care Act. But ...
  33. 3 Reasons Why This Is the Perfect Time To Visit Greece

    Discover three reasons why now is the best time to visit Greece, including the favorable exchange rate and the country's ...
  34. Obamacare Penalty: What Actually Happens (& When)

    If you didn't have health insurance last year – or miss this year's deadline – how is the Affordable Care Act penalty enforced?
  35. New York City Real Estate: A Safe Haven?

    New York City real estate is pricey, but is it investment-grade?
  36. 2 Opportunities Amid Today’s Market Volatility

    As you prepare your portfolio for the market volatility ahead this year, here are a few investing ideas to consider.
  37. B/E Aerospace: An Activist Investment Analysis (BEAV)

    Find out how activist investment fund Relational Investors forced B/E Aerospace to split up, only to pull out after founder ...
  38. Accounting Research Manager: Career Path & Qualifications

    Discover the basic responsibilities of an accounting research manager, the path this career usually takes and the qualifications ...
  39. How to Choose the Right Sector Funds

    Adding sector funds to your portfolio can pay off but it's important to make sure you're choosing the right market niche. ...
  40. The Generation Gap in Retirement Savings

    Baby Boomers may be closer to retirement, but compared to Millennials, they’re less likely to be on track with their savings. ...
  41. How Will Rate Hikes Impact The Banking Sector?

    Banks traditionally rally in a rising rate environment but it may be different this time around.
  42. Treasurer: Job Description & Average Salary

    Discover more about the responsibilities of a treasurer and the skills needed for this position, as well as the average annual ...
  43. Uber vs. Avis

    Car rental companies are taking a hit: Uber has become the number one choice for business travelers looking for a ride. Here’s ...
  44. How 2016 Could Be A Disaster for These Currencies

    Tanking oil prices, slowing BRIC growth, and general instability do not bode well for these currencies.
  45. Why Liquidity Matters in the Corporate Bond Market

    Professional analysis and constant monitoring of liquidity risk when investing in corporate bonds is highly important.
  46. 6 Personal Finance Tips to Start 2016

    The new year is an excellent opportunity to review your personal financial plan and take steps to get on track to meet your ...
  47. Will China Slip Into a Recession?

    The Chinese economy is an entanglement of many factors gone wrong: an overvalued, engineered stock market, slow GDP growth ...
  48. How OPEC (and Non-OPEC) Production Affects Oil Prices

    Oil production from both OPEC and non-OPEC groups are assumed to affect oil prices. A reality check with historical study ...
  49. Has IKEA Reached 'Peak Curtains?'

    An IKEA executive made a comment that would have rankled investors (were IKEA not privately held). Here's what he (probably) ...
  50. 5 Penny Stocks to Watch in 2016 (ZIXI, AMRS)

    Discover five of the most promising penny stocks that investors may wish to consider adding to their investment portfolios ...
  51. Are Brick and Mortar Retailers Headed Into Bear Markets?

    The online sales revolution has altered the playing field for brick and mortar retailers, placing them at a disadvantage ...
  52. Analyzing Wal-Mart's Return on Equity (WMT)

    Understand how Wal-Mart has maintained steady return on equity in recent years as its revenue and net income consistently ...
  53. The Top 5 Real Estate ETFs for 2016

    Five highly liquid REIT funds offer investors a wide variety of choices but pay attention to expense ratios, which vary greatly ...
  54. The Top 4 Ivy Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016 (WDR)

    Discover four Ivy Funds for diversification of retirement savings. Create a conservative and profitable portfolio using award-winning ...
  55. 5 Ways to Supercharge Your Retirement Savings

    Don't go into retirement without first supercharging your investments and savings.
  56. 6 Methods to Maintain a Healthy Credit Score During Retirement

    Learn how to improve your credit score during retirement. Your credit score still matters in retirement, and these tips can ...
  57. Rachio Inc, A Wi-Fi Sprinkler System, Raises $7.1 Million in Funding

    Rachio earns an impressive $7.1 million in funding. See why this water-saving technology is making news.
  58. Verizon Stock: A Dividend Analysis (VZ)

    Learn about the stability and sustainability of Verizon's dividend and discover which financial statement line items help ...
  59. IBM Isn't Worried About Its Stock Tanking. This Is Why.

    IBM is experiencing a dearth of revenue growth and earnings performance as its older business channels die on the vine. The ...
  60. 2016's Most Promising ETFs (VWO, XLF)

    Find out the details about five of the most promising ETFs, drawn from a variety of market sectors, for investors to consider ...
  61. 5 Robo-Advisor Apps for Your Smart Phone

    These five robo-advisors bring your financial management to the palm of your hand.
  62. Asset Builder: Is This Robo-Advisor a Good Bet?

    Is robo-advisor Asset Builder right for you? It all depends on the type of investor you are.
  63. The True Cost of Robo-Advisors

    Robo-advisors may be cheaper, but are they always the right choice? How to tell if a robo is the least cost-effective choice.
  64. 5 Tax Advantages of Indexed Universal Life

    Indexed universal life insurance provides these five tax benefits.
  65. When You Should File Early for Social Security

    Filing early for Social Security can make sense. Here's a list of when it's appropriate to ignore the conventional wisdom ...
  66. Roth IRAs: When to Convert, When Not To

    Converting assets in traditional IRAs to a Roth can provide clients with an additional set of options in strategizing for ...
  67. IPO 101: What You Need to Know About Going Public

    Taking a company public isn't easy. Here's what you need to know to make sure you and your firm are prepared for the realities ...
  68. Analyzing Twitter's Return on Equity (ROE) (TWTR)

    Learn about Twitter's negative return on equity since its initial public offering (IPO) and how it compares to other social ...
  69. How Advisors See Their Industry in 10 Years

    According to a recent study, advisors see face-to-face interaction with clients as the No. 1 way to grow their firms. Social ...
  70. Should You Go Short or Long Oil with ETFs?

    If you want to go long or short oil consider these ETFs. But either way, use caution.
  71. Why You Should Always Bet on Netflix (NFLX, AMZN)

    Netflix might take a hit in the near future due to market pressures, but savvy investors should have it on their watch list. ...
  72. The Top 5 Copper Stocks for 2016 (TSX, FCX)

    Discover five copper miners most likely to see positive results in 2016 and beyond even as low prices spread challenges throughout ...
  73. State Street: An Activist Investment Analysis (STT)

    Read about the high-stakes showdown between State Street Corporation and activist Trian Fund Management, who felt shareholders ...
  74. 4 Tech Stocks for Income Seekers in 2016 (QCOM, CSCO)

    Discover four stocks of technology companies that offer attractive dividend yields for investors interested in both capital ...
  75. Novartis Stock: A Dividend Analysis (NVS)

    Discover a detailed analysis of the dividend policy of Novartis AG, and learn about its financials, growth rates, and dividend ...
  76. Nike Stock: A Dividend Analysis (NKE)

    Learn about Nike and its dividend policy, and discover a detailed analysis of its financial statements, growth rates and ...
  77. The Top 5 Small-Cap Alternative Energy Stocks for 2016 (CSIQ, TSL)

    Learn about the top five small-cap alternative energy stocks for 2016 with analysis of their different business fundamentals ...
  78. Why Is McDonald’s Closing Stores? (MCD)

    Get the latest information on McDonald's closures. The restaurant plans to close 59 locations in the United States and 7 ...
  79. AirBnB Home-sharing is Good for the Planet

    New Airbnb study claims home-sharing is greener travel and can contribute to COP21 commitments for reduced GHG emissions ...
  80. Lockheed Martin's 5 Most Profitable Lines of Business (LMT)

    Learn about the drivers of Lockheed Martin's profitability. Management is taking steps to boost margins via acquisitions ...
  81. 7 Things You May Not Know About Social Security

    Social Security is designed to provide a safety net, but a lack of understanding can negatively impact a recipient's benefits.
  82. Why You Should Keep Your Equity Sails Flying

    Why leave money in equities and risk another year of lost opportunity, when fixed income securities seem to be on the road ...
  83. Six Funds to Maximize Your Income in Retirement

    Which funds work best during retirement, when you are drawing on your saving accounts for income? Here are six recommended ...
  84. The Fed's Interest Rate Rise & Your Credit Cards

    The U.S. Federal Reserve recently raised the lending rate from 0% to 0.25% – the first time since 2006. How does that affect ...
  85. 4 Best Legg Mason Fixed-Income Funds (LM)

    Discover the four best mutual funds administered and managed by Legg Mason and its subsidiaries that specialize in investing ...
  86. 5 Sunny Places to Retire to Outside the U.S.

    Yearning to live abroad? Here are 5 hot places (literally and figuratively) to spend your post-workaday years.
  87. How Survivorship Life Insurance Works

    Should you buy a survivorship life insurance policy?
  88. Top 4 Legg Mason Funds for Retirement Diversification and Growth in 2016 (LM)

    Discover how to diversify retirement savings using two broad-based Legg Mason Funds. Learn about two funds that can significantly ...
  89. Has Chipotle Hit Bottom? (CMG)

    Chipotle has suffered from a public relations nightmare. Can its stock recover?
  90. Should You Steer Clear of GoPro (GPRO)?

    Is the GoPro growth story over or is there still gas in the tank?
  91. Is It the Right Time to Invest in China?

    A crash in August and a partial recovery thereafter. What's driving China's markets, and are Chinese investments still a ...
  92. How a 403(b) Works After Retirement

    Everything you need to know (don't be afraid to ask) about handling your 403(b) plan when you retire.
  93. How to Make Early Retirement a Reality 

    Early retirement doesn't have to just be a pipe dream if you've got a plan for making it happen.
  94. How an Interest Rate Rise Affects Your Mortgage

    A look at what makes home-related loans move the way they do. The surprise: Mortgage rates don't necessarily follow interest ...
  95. The Russian Economy Since the Collapse of the Soviet Union

    Russia's economy has had its ups and downs since the fall of the USSR, but it is clear that it needs to be weaned off its ...
  96. Tepid Third Quarter Results Could Provide Value

    Bed, Bath and Beyond recently turned in lackluster third quarter results which compounds additional, recent tepid results. ...
  97. FIRPTA Changes Beneficial For Real Estate Sector

    Changes to the FIRPTA law provide a more favorable tax treatment to foreign investments in U.S real estate, which is likely ...
  98. Warren Buffett: Be Fearful When Others are Greedy

    It is prudent for the investor to understand when the party has gone on long enough and the clock is about to strike midnight. ...
  99. Can Europe Break Its Russian Gas Dependence?

    The EU seems hopelessly addicted to Russian natural gas. If 2015 is any guide, reduction looks impossible because the EU ...
  100. Why J.C. Penney Looks Like a Promising Investment (JCP)

    See how JCPenney is making a turnaround and growing sales, while other retailers are seeing sales decline and economic growth ...
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