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  1. Airbnb Insurance: Will It Cover Enough?

    If a paying guest trips over a rug in your home, breaks an ankle and sues for damages, here's how to make sure your coverage ...
  2. Top 3 International Corporate Bond ETFs

    Explore detailed analysis of international bond ETFs that track the investment-grade and high-yield sectors of the corporate ...
  3. An Expert’s Guide to Market Volatility

    A cursory look at the performance of major U.S. averages reveals a modest correction in stocks with relatively little movement ...
  4. Maxing Out Your 401(k) vs. an IRA or Roth IRA

    What is the best way to save for retirement? Max out your 401(k)? Add an IRA? And what about the Roth? Your questions, answered.
  5. Who Is Next in the Athleisure Trend?

    Which companies are jumping on the growing athleisure wear trend and how can investors start getting in on this?
  6. The Thrilla in Manila: Yahoo Finance Versus Market Watch

    An unbiased comparison of the two major financial tools.
  7. Top 3 Africa ETFs

    Explore detailed analysis of the top three exchange-traded funds that track the African companies, and learn the type of ...
  8. Refinancing vs. a Home-Equity Loan: How to Decide

    If you want to pay off debt, make home improvements or just get a better interest rate, you need to know exactly what these ...
  9. How to Day Trade Sector ETFs Every Day

    Sector ETFs provide a liquid asset that day traders can trade each and every day. Here's how to find which sector ETFs to ...
  10. ETF Analysis: SPDR S&P Regional Banking

    Learn about the SPDR S&P Regional Banking Fund, an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that invests in equities of regional banks ...
  11. How Dividends Affect Stock Prices

    Find out how dividends affect the price of the underlying stock, the role of market psychology and how to predict price changes ...
  12. Mobile Payment Battle: Samsung Pay Vs. Apple Pay

    Examine and compare the two primary mobile phone payment systems being offered to consumers in 2015 through Apple Pay and ...
  13. An Example of Dividends in Arrears

    Learn about the concept of dividends in arrears and which shares of stock guarantee payment of accrued dividends even if ...
  14. Top Tips for Inheriting a Book of Clients

    Inheriting another advisor's book of clients can be a big boon. Here are some tips on how to handle the transition.
  15. 7 Very Affordable ETFs: Should You Invest?

    If you prefer low-cost ETFs, here are seven that should be good bets in a bull market.
  16. How to Manage Lower Social Security Adjustments

    Here's how financial advisors can help clients cope with low or no cost-of-living Social Security increases.
  17. The S&P 500's 5 Fastest-Growing Companies

    These are the five fastest growing companies in the S&P 500. Should they be on your watch list?
  18. Why These 7 Leveraged ETFs Are 2015's Best

    2015's top-performing leveraged ETFs come with significant risks. Are they right for you?
  19. 5 Dividend Stocks that Should Be on Your Watchlist

    These stocks might not appreciate in a broad market selloff, but they're fundamentally sound and offer generous dividends.
  20. How to Help Clients Avoid Estate Planning Pitfalls

    Advisors play a vital role when it comes to estate planning. Here are some tips to help clients prepare properly and avoid ...
  21. How to Break the Paycheck-to-Paycheck Cycle

    Living paycheck-to-paycheck — which many high-income earners do — leaves little wiggle room for any unexpected expenses.
  22. The 401(k) Emergency Boomers Need to Address Now

    The asset allocations of Baby Boomers’ 401(k)s are dangerously out of balance. Here's how to remedy that.
  23. The Rise of Subscription-Based Financial Advice

    The latest way to target younger clients is to provide financial planning services for a monthly fee, simliar to a cell phone ...
  24. Why Goals-Based Investing Might Be Right for You

    With a goals-based investing approach, you can direct your investment philosophy to reach your goals. Here's how.
  25. Ready to Retire? Better to Avoid These States

    Expenses matter in retirement. If you're living in a state with high taxes and/or a high cost of living, you could be fighting ...
  26. Estate Planning Questions to Ask Clients Annually

    Financial advisors need to ask these estate planning questions annually to keep clients on track.
  27. Should the U.S. Export Oil: Pros & Cons

    The U.S. banned exports of crude oil in the wake of the 1973 Arab embargo. Given that circumstances have changed, should ...
  28. Top 3 Tips to Find an Estate Planning Lawyer

    Having an estate plan is essential. Here are some tips on how to find an estate planning attorney to help you put one in ...
  29. Want to Be High-Earner? Avoid these College Majors

    Why these college majors might offer a poor chance of paying off those student loans sooner rather than later.
  30. 5 Reasons Why Dividends Matter to Investors

    Learn five of the primary reasons why dividends are of significant importance for the overall performance of stock market ...
  31. A Statistical Look at Passive Vs. Active Management

    Find out what the data has to say about the passive management Vs. active management debate, and why there isn't necessarily ...
  32. ETF Analysis: iShares Cohen & Steers REIT

    Take an in-depth look a the iShares Cohen & Steers REIT ETF, a highly concentrated fund in the U.S. real estate market.
  33. Will Raising Fuel Efficiency Standards Kill the Oil Industry?

    Diminishing returns to fuel efficiency means the oil industry is safe in the medium and long term.
  34. How to Make Taxes Hurt Less During Retirement

    The decisions around retirement planning and the taxes you will owe on your accounts can have long term financial effects. ...
  35. Estate Planning Tips for the Average Client

    Fewer financial assets can lead to bigger issues for families who don't establish an estate plan. Here's how advisors can ...
  36. Before you Buy That Home: Find a Great Realtor

    Most people think of a good realtor as a successful salesperson, but we should not assume than that's what makes a great ...
  37. The Lipper Rating System Explained

    Take a closer look at how Lipper Inc., a subsidiary of Thomas Reuters, determines the ratings for mutual funds in its Lipper ...
  38. How Dividends Affect Stockholders' Equity

    Find out how dividends affect a company's stockholders' equity and how the accounting process changes based on the type of ...
  39. The Importance of Dividends in Your Portfolio

    Learn some of the primary reasons why dividends constitute a critical factor in the overall performance of a stock investor's ...
  40. How the Slowdown in China Affects the Fed's Upcoming Decision

    While China’s slowing economy complicates the Fed’s signaled intentions to raise interest rates, officials remain divided ...
  41. These Companies Are Poised for Growth as Global Population Growth Comes Online

    While there are many concerns about population growth putting pressure on natural resources such as water and energy, these ...
  42. An Overview of Businesses Owned by Amazon

    Amazon is much more than an online retailer. Here are six companies owned by the multibillion-dollar conglomerate.
  43. How to Updgrade Your Portfolio in a Down Market

    While it may be tempting to sell when the market turns downward, your long-term results may be better if you leave your money ...
  44. Top 4 European Stock Mutual Funds

    Learn about four of the largest and most popular European stock mutual funds in the market, including options for active ...
  45. Top 4 Technology Mutual Funds

    Read about four of the best managed and most successful mutual funds in the Technology sector and find out what makes them ...
  46. Top 4 Retirement Income Mutual Funds

    Review four of the top retirement income mutual funds available on the market today, including those with tax advantages ...
  47. ETF Analysis: Vanguard Total International Bond

    Learn about the Vanguard Total International Bond exchange-traded fund, which invests in investment-grade foreign, sovereign ...
  48. Thursday Update: Global Markets And Energy Price Volatility

    After a brief spell of good news at the beginning of this week, global markets continued their uncertain trajectory yesterday.
  49. Why European Energy Business Is in Decline

    We look at what's hitting the European energy business and the outlook for the sector in the mid- to long-term.
  50. Millennials Guide: How to Pick the Right Mortgage

    Here’s help in finding the perfect, affordable loan for that home you have been dreaming about.
  51. 6 Reasons to Donate Your Car to Charity

    It's no longer a free ride, but there are still tax benefits to doing so.
  52. Choosing The Best Charitable Gift Annuity

    Want to support a cause you care about, but still earn income from that donation in your retirement years? This vehicle offers ...
  53. ETF Analysis: First Trust Europe AlphaDEX

    Learn about the First Trust ISE Europe AlphaDEX Fund, and explore detailed analysis of the ETF that tracks European stocks ...
  54. How Social Security Benefits Are Estimated & Taxed

    The Social Security check you'll get depends on your work history, when you start claiming a benefit and these other factors.
  55. 5 (Possibly) Costly Risks of Being an Airbnb Host

    Guests who get injured or damage your neighbor’s property are just a couple of examples of what can go wrong. Here’s how ...
  56. Top 3 High-Yield Muni Bond ETFs

    Explore detailed analysis and information of some of the most popular exchange-traded funds tracking the long- and short-term, ...
  57. These Are The Best Hours To Trade the U.S. Dollar

    The best times to trade USD currency pairs are centered before and after economic releases in in the U.S. and cross-venues.
  58. Could the World Run Out of Chocolate?

    Chocolate lovers, beware! Is it time to start stockpiling your favorite brands?
  59. ETF Analysis: iShares MSCI South Korea Capped

    Take an in-depth look at the iShares MSCI South Korea Capped exchange-traded fund, which is the largest and most secure South ...
  60. Home-Equity Loan vs. HELOC: Which Is Better?

    Knowing the difference between a home-equity loan and a HELOC is important. Here's how to tell which is a better fit for ...
  61. Variable Annuities: A Good Retirement Investment?

    Variable annuities provide lifetime payments and tax-deferred growth, but – given their hefty fees – are they right for you?
  62. The 6 Best Alternatives to Hotels

    Discover information about some of the many-available and much-less expensive alternatives to staying in hotels when you ...
  63. Understanding Different Types of Life Insurance

    Understand the various types of life insurance, how each can be used in personal or business financial planning, and for ...
  64. Best 7 Money Saving Tips for Your Electric Bill

    Learn how to make simple changes around the home to save on your electric bill, such as fixing drafty windows and switching ...
  65. How Much Money Do You Need to Live in Las Vegas?

    Learn how much it costs to live in Las Vegas and how that amount varies based on whether you are a student, a professional ...
  66. The 4 Industries Driving New Mexico's Economy

    Discover the four primary industries that are considered to be the most important drivers in the well-being of the economy ...
  67. 4 Ways to Avoid Penny Stock Scams

    Penny stock scams continue to trap unwary investors. If you want to avoid losing your hard-earned money, live by these four ...
  68. Go-Anywhere Funds Sometimes Go Nowhere

    Go long, go short, go stocks, go bonds, these funds can go anywhere. Here is how flexible go-anywhere funds work and how ...
  69. ETF Analysis: SPDR S&P Bank

    Explore analysis of the SPDR S&P Bank ETF, and learn how the ETF tracks the banking sector and how investors can benefit ...
  70. Robo-Advisors Face First Market Downturn Test

    Robo-advisors are experiencing a major market downtown for the first time. So how did they do?
  71. Annuities and Baby Boomers: The Pros and Cons

    The pros and cons of annuities that Baby Boomers seeking retirement income need to know.
  72. Do Your Investments Suit Your Age?

    No matter how old you are, it’s never too late to invest for retirement. Just make sure the decisions you make are the right ...
  73. Want a Giant Salary? Here's What to Major In

    The stability, high starting salaries and job growth are just a few reasons why students would be smart to consider studying ...
  74. Why Even the Young Should Establish an Estate Plan

    Estate planning is important even for the youngest clients, and they should have a plan in place should the worst happen. ...
  75. How to Adjust Plans When Clients Keep Working

    Here's how financial advisors can update financial plans for clients who need (or want) to keep working when they've met ...
  76. Who Are Wells Fargo’s Main Competitors?

    Explore information on the main competitors of Wells Fargo, the other three of the "big four" U.S. banks of Citigroup, JPMorgan ...
  77. Who Are Bank of America’s Main Competitors?

    Explore information and analysis on JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and Citigroup, the three banks considered the main competitors ...
  78. The Origins of the Puerto Rican Debt Crisis

    Learn why heavy bond issuance, economic decline, oppressive social spending and a declining population combined to bring ...
  79. How Does the Puerto Rican Debt Crisis Affect the US?

    Learn about the specifics of the Puerto Rican debt crisis and why economists disagree on how significantly it could affect ...
  80. IRAs: Top Details You Need to Know

    By understanding the major rules for both traditional and Roth IRAs, you'll be prepared to enjoy the benefits of these investment ...
  81. These Top Vanguard Funds Will Help You Diversify

    These Vanguard funds offer diversification and low fees for retirement savers.
  82. Top Tips for Beating Money Stress

    The leading cause of stress in America is money. Here are five tips to help you reduce your financial worry.
  83. Why Some Millionaires Have the Middle-Class Blues

    Recent studies show that a large percentage of U.S. millionaires classify themselves as middle class. Here's why.
  84. How to Know When it's Time to Sell a Stock

    Knowing when to sell a stock isn't always easy. Keep in mind these tips to help you know when to say when.
  85. 3 Top Stocks for the Long Haul

    Consumer confidence may rise and fall, but these three stocks should be long-term winners.
  86. 3 Things Investors Should Heed from Puerto Rico

    The Puerto Rican debt crisis matters more than you think. Here's how it could impact you.
  87. Now: Buying Opportunity or Big, Looming Downtrend?

    The bulls will keep saying we're in a buying opportunity. But unfortunately, markets will continue to move lower—and lower.
  88. Mortgage Broker vs. Direct Lenders: Which is Best?

    There are key differences between mortgage brokers and direct lenders. Here's how to choose which is best for you.
  89. Why Market Timing Should Be Left to the Pros

    Marketing timing is generally a bad idea for the average investor. Here's why it should be left to the pros.
  90. Should You Accept an Early Retirement Offer?

    Is it wise to accept an early retirement package? Here's what you need to consider.
  91. Insider Buying: Is this ETF in the KNOW?

    KNOW is unlike any other ETF because it tracks insider buying. Here's why it should be on your watch list.
  92. Don't Fall for Annuity Salespeople's Fearmongering

    Market volatility brings out the scare tactic-filled sales pitches from annuity salespeople. Investors need to be leery.
  93. Top Annuity Tax Deferral Strategies

    Annuities can provide tremendous tax advantages for retirement savers. Here are some tax deferral strategies to consider. ...
  94. How Social Venture Capital Is Changing the World

    Learn what social venture capital is and the ways in which it differs from traditional venture capital. Identify two leading ...
  95. The 4 Countries that Produce the Most Wine

    Learn about the four largest wine-producing countries in the world, along with information on the most notable wines these ...
  96. ETF Analysis: First Trust Cnsmr Staples AlphaDEX

    Read an in-depth analysis of the First Trust Consumer Staples AlphaDEX Fund, a strong defensive fund with a unique stock ...
  97. Reinvesting Dividends Pays in the Long Run

    Find out why dividend reinvestment is one of the easiest ways to grow wealth, including how this tactic can increase your ...
  98. ETF Analysis: PowerShares Senior Loan

    Read an in-depth analysis of the PowerShares Senior Loan ETF, which is an innovative product tracking the US senior leveraged ...
  99. The 2000 Nasdaq vs. The 2015 Shanghai Composite: How History Repeats Itself

    The Shanghai Composite is in a correction, and it's very similar to the NASDAQ of 2000.
  100. Quantitative Easing vs. Currency Manipulation

    In theory, quantitative easing and currency manipulation aren't the same thing, but it's much more difficult to tell one ...
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