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  1. The Top 3 Hotel REIT ETFs of 2016 (HPT, INN)

    The best hospitality REITs of 2016 include three that generated strong operating results and outperformed both the The S&P ...
  2. Top 3 Companies Owned by Halliburton (HAL)

    Halliburton's Baker Hughes acquisition fell through, but Halliburton still has many subsidiaries from its acquisition of ...
  3. Top Exchange Rates Pegged To The U.S. Dollar

    From the end of World War II until around 1971, all countries in the IMF pegged their currencies to the U.S. dollar. Today, ...
  4. Behind BlackBerry's 70% Decline in 10 Years (BBRY)

    BlackBerry's shares lost 70% of their market value over a 10-year span because poor competitive strategies led to poor financial ...
  5. SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust: 6-Month Snap Shot (SPY)

    The stock market's need for a breather, anticipation surrounding Fed policy and the Brexit all drove SPY's price movements ...
  6. Most Profitable Computer Companies of 2016 (AAPL, IBM)

    The list of the five most profitable computer companies during 2016 includes three brands that dominated the desktop market ...
  7. Is Credit Karma Safe and Secure?

    Although Credit Karma has developed numerous security measures, it has unclear privacy policy terms and has had previous ...
  8. These Are The Best Hours To Trade the U.S. Dollar (USD)

    The best times to trade USD currency pairs are centered before and after economic releases in in the U.S. and cross-venues.
  9. Investments That Have Soared in 2016 (RING, NEM)

    The high-flying investments of 2016 have soared because of the uncertainty in the markets and in spite of the weak outlook ...
  10. Best Software Programs for Creating an Investment Policy Statement

    An Investment Policy Statement (IPS) guides an investor's long-term investment decisions. This article describes the best ...
  11. 2 M&A Deals That Burned Hedge Fund Short Positions (SCTY, TSLA)

    SolarCity Corp. and Green Mountain Coffee merger deals burned two of the most prominent hedge fund short sellers and caused ...
  12. Behind Kinder Morgan's 29.9% Decline Since 2011 (KMI)

    Kinder Morgan's negative returns have been driven by poor energy sector fundamentals, poor guidance and large reductions ...
  13. Top 5 Costliest Health Issues Retirees Face

    The healthcare system today is murky, with plans changing what they cover. What are the costliest out-of-pocket or underestimated ...
  14. Top 5 Books to Become a Professional Trader

    For people who want to learn how to trade and invest for themselves, there are a wealth of excellent books on trading available ...
  15. When Will Amazon Accept Bitcoin? (AMZN)

    Amazon has been reluctant to embrace digital currency for various reasons, though some reasons are pure speculation.
  16. 5 Best Outdoor Jobs to Escape Office Life

    Some of the best outdoor jobs combine a decent paycheck with a fun and stimulating workday.
  17. Who Is Driving Apple's Management Team? (APPL)

    Three key members of the Apple management team and board of directors make important business and corporate governance decisions ...
  18. Top 5 Companies Owned by Cargill

    Cargill is the largest privately held company in the United States, and these five companies demonstrate the agricultural ...
  19. Making Sense Of The EUR/CHF Relationship

    The strong correlation between EUR and CHF currency pairs is undeniable. Find out what it means for forex traders.
  20. Buying a Life Insurance Policy? Read This First

    Knowing who needs life insurance, how it works and the different types of insurance can help consumers make informed decisions ...
  21. 7 Steps to Create a 10 Year Retirement Plan

    Workers who are only 10 years away from retirement need to do a number of things to ensure that a comfortable retirement ...
  22. 5 Countries With the Most Billionaires

    China or the United States has the most billionaires in the world, depending on who you ask, followed by India, the United ...
  23. What Is Your Client's Willingness and Ability to Take Risk?

    Financial advisors must carefully consider a client's willingness and ability to take investment risks, including tax concerns ...
  24. 6 Reasons to Invest in Companies That Make Safes

    Investing in companies that make safes could be a smart move, given the proliferation of negative interest rate policies ...
  25. USAGX: USAA Precious Metals Fund Performance Case Study

    Learn about the USAA Precious Metals and Minerals Fund, including an information overview and a historical price analysis ...
  26. VGENX: Vanguard Energy Fund Risk Statistics Case Study

    Explore a risk statistics case study on the Vanguard Energy Fund, and learn about its historical modern portfolio theory ...
  27. Smart Beta: How Does Quality Factor In?

    One of the factors used in smart beta strategies is quality. Here's a look at this popular factor and the ETFs that use it. ...
  28. The Fiduciary Rule and Life Insurance: Use Caution

    The rules pertaining to life insurance under the DOL's fiduciary rule remain murky.
  29. Big Firms Increasingly Snubbing Smaller Clients

    The definitions of wealth are changing. The former benchmark of a wealthy client, $250,000, is no more at the big firms. ...
  30. The 10 Highest Paying Jobs in America

    This list of the 10 highest paying jobs in America includes plenty of variety when it comes to choosing a profession.
  31. Cost of Expanding Medicaid Exceeds Expectations

    The President’s healthcare laws aim to extend Medicaid to millions more Americans. But the cost of implementing it has grown ...
  32. Once Again, It’s Too Quiet Out There

    Russ discusses what's behind the unusually low volatility in the markets, and what could bring an end to the days of calm.
  33. The Different Colors of Asian Bonds

    As the intensifying search for yield goes international, Matt examines and shares his thoughts on the different Asian bond ...
  34. Dear Fed: Raising Rates Right Now is a Really Bad Idea

    Innumerable economic warning signs are flashing red. So why does Yellen think our expansion is continuing?
  35. These Are The Best Hours To Trade the Euro

    Six popular currency pairs and numerous secondary crosses offer euro traders a wide variety of short- and long-term opportunities. ...
  36. Overview of International Funds (MKRAX, PXINX, SSHQX)

    Discover the international mutual funds that can hedge currency risk, limit downside volatility in bear markets and capture ...
  37. NBGNX: Long-Term Portfolio Managers for Small Caps

    Discover five veteran small-cap mutual fund managers who consistently outperform their benchmarks using varied analytical ...
  38. 3 Dividend-Paying Consumer Discretionary Mutual Funds (VCDAX)

    Discover consumer discretionary mutual funds and learn about three dividend-paying consumer discretionary funds available
  39. A Look at Protecting Children With an IRA Trust

    Too many people make huge and irreversible mistakes when naming the beneficiaries for their retirement accounts.
  40. When Is the Best Time to Rent an Apartment?

    Rental supply and demand and prices fluctuate significantly during the year, so renters should be aware of the best time ...
  41. Top 5 Communication Stocks of 2016 (T, CSCO)

    Note how the fundamentals of communication stocks compare with industry averages, when searching for portfolio candidates ...
  42. How to Cut Back on Spending Like a Billionaire

    We can learn smart financial habits from some of the richest people in the world.
  43. GW Pharmaceuticals' ADP Shares: What You Need to Know

    Explore details about GW Pharmaceuticals' public offering of ADSs, and learn the amount of shares that were offered and how ...
  44. WYNN: How Wynn Resorts' Stock Price Rose 23% in 6 Months

    Wynn Resorts' stock price has steadily climbed higher in the first half of 2016, outperforming both the industry average ...
  45. PayPower Visa Prepaid Card: What You Need to Know (HAWK)

    The PayPower prepaid card is an alternative to checking accounts and credit cards, but many online reviewers are unhappy ...
  46. How are Qualified and Nonqualified Dividends Taxed?

    Dividends are taxed differently based on if they are qualified or nonqualified.
  47. Introduction To Swing Charting

    Discover why traders use swing charts, how they construct them and how they use them.
  48. What Happens to Snoopy When Charlie Brown Dies?

    If you own a pet or two, you can make plans to ensure their well-being after you are no longer around to care for them.
  49. Venmo Is Not a Scam: Here Is Why (PYPL)

    Venmo is a service that allows users to send and receive money, but some are finding the promise of quick payments to be ...
  50. Dropbox's Top 3 Competitors (BOX, GOOG)

    Dropbox operates the leading data and file storage company, but three Dropbox competitors offer strong value propositions ...
  51. How to Maximize Employee Benefits From the Start

    Taking the time to make proper selections within your employer-provided benefits package is crucial and could significantly ...
  52. Top 5 HVAC Stocks of 2016 (FIX, IR)

    The HVAC industry is projected to show substantial worldwide growth through 2022. Here are five of the industry's top-performing ...
  53. Most Profitable Automobile Companies of 2016 (HMC, TM)

    There are only four really profitable automobile companies in 2016 as the market has not supported prices despite a projection ...
  54. 5 Biggest Microfinance Companies (BBRI.JK)

    Here are the five largest and most influential microfinance institutions (MFIs) as of 2016.
  55. 5 Fintech Firms Emerging in Ireland (CAN, MA)

    Discover information about some of the major financial technology firms headquartered in Ireland, a major fintech center ...
  56. Should Retirees Reinvest Their Dividends?

    Find out why dividend reinvestment may or may not be the right choice for retirees, depending on their financial needs and ...
  57. Don't Let Dire Forecasts Keep You on the Sidelines

    Many people think that they need an accurate forecast about the future to be a successful investor.
  58. When Should You Get Supplemental Life Insurance?

    For individuals with larger families and responsibilities, supplemental life insurance may bridge the shortfall in coverage ...
  59. Recoverable Depreciation: How it Works

    Recoverable depreciation is a concept used in many insurance policies and claims.
  60. Charles Schwab IRA and Roth IRA Review (SCHW)

    Charles Schwab focuses on high-service IRA and Roth IRA accounts, with a vast array of investment choices that have no fees, ...
  61. How Much Should You Contribute to Your 401(k)?

    There's a lot to consider when deciding how much to contribute to your 401(k) plan.
  62. What You Should Know About Smart Beta ETFs

    What you need to know about smart beta ETFs and the strategies behind them.
  63. How to Combat the Lure of 'Free' Financial Advice

    If most of us realize that there is no such thing as a free lunch, why do we make illogical decisions when we hear free financial ...
  64. Top 5 Industrial Supplies Stocks of 2016 (GWW, FAST)

    The industrial sector has performed strongly in the first half of 2016 as manufacturing activity has expanded.
  65. How Amazon Financing Works (AMZN)

    Amazon.com offers its customers two versions of its own store credit card, with interest-free financing on designated item ...
  66. There's More to 529 Plans Than the Tax Benefits

    College costs aren't like to suddenly drop anytime soon. That's why checking out a 529 plan, with its tax incentives, makes ...
  67. How to Fund Long-Term Healthcare Costs

    Healthcare costs in retirement are rising. Here are some options that you and your clients should consider to help them fund ...
  68. Is Dividend Investing Still Viable?

    The performance of dividend stocks, ETFs and mutual funds is hot right now. Do they still offer upside potential for clients? ...
  69. The Fiduciary Rule: What Will Implementation Cost?

    Compliance with the new fiduciary rule is proving to be costly for many firms.
  70. Here’s How to Build Wealth Like a Multimillionaire

    If you’re wondering how to become a multimillionaire, the answer is less complicated than you may think.
  71. Top 3 Things NOT to Say to Clients

    Steadily growing your client roster can be tough these days. Communicating effectively with customers should be one of your ...
  72. VGHCX, VWNFX: Top Mutual Fund Holders of Medtronic (MDT)

    Learn about Medtronic plc's five largest mutual fund investors. Medtronic is one of the world's leading medical device and ...
  73. Small Cap Index Fund: NAESX (ETF) vs. SLYG (Mutual Fund)

    Learn about how factors such as management style, sector allocation, expenses and dividend yields differentiate between similar ...
  74. Break Down Modern Market Trends To Grasp Movement

    Convergence points to dynamic conditions that can elicit strong trends while divergence suggests conflict, more typical of ...
  75. RYPMX, MIDSX, OPGSX: 3 Gold-Heavy Mutual Funds to Avoid

    Learn about three gold-heavy mutual funds that you should avoid in 2016 due to their poor investment fundamentals and risky ...
  76. How Much Should You Spend on an Engagement Ring?

    The history and popular perception of engagement rings runs counter to the surprising correlation between ring cost and marriage ...
  77. CSIFX, CAAAX, CSXAX: Overview of Socially Responsible Funds

    Discover how socially responsible investing with Calvert Funds can be a highly profitable way to diversify your retirement ...
  78. 5 Things the Wealthy Can Teach Us About Money

    Building and managing wealth starts with habits we've noticed among many of our successful clients. Habits you can develop ...
  79. C: How Citigroup's Stock Price Rose 19.48% in 6 Months

    Drivers such as growing loan volume, reduced loan-loss provision, and increased trading profit contributed to Citigroup's ...
  80. Top 5 Animal Stocks of 2016 (ZTS, HSIC)

    Consumers have substantially increased spending on animals between 2010 and 2016. These five animal-related stocks are positioned ...
  81. Rules and Strategies For Profitable Short Selling

    Short sales work well in bull and bear markets but strict entry and risk management rules are required to overcome the threat ...
  82. Defensive Investing: Learn from a Hedge Fund Pro

    Looking for ideas on companies, sectors or investments to short? Consider the opinion of this hedge fund luminary.
  83. The Big Short Explained

    Oscar-nominated film the Big Short explains the complex financial instruments that helped fuel the financial crisis.
  84. Falling Giant: A Case Study Of AIG

    Find out why the U.S. government approved an enormous bailout package for American Investment Group (AIG).
  85. The 7 Key Areas of a Comprehensive Financial Plan

    These are the seven key areas that need to be addressed in a comprehensive financial plan.
  86. Equity Returns: Key Drivers Over the Past 30 Years

    Equities enjoyed robust gains between 1985 and 2014, but a 2016 McKinsey report warned that these returns could soon deteriorate ...
  87. Understanding Bank of America's Capital Structure (BAC)

    For banks, especially large banks such as Bank of America, capital structure has to both meet funding needs and satisfy the ...
  88. Cheap, Fun Destinations for Your Next Trip

    These travel spots can be surprisingly inexpensive to fly to – if you look for deals.
  89. The Most Expensive Mercedes You Can Buy in the United States (DDAIF)

    The Mercedes S-Class coupe, model AMG-S65 Cabriolet, with an MSRP of $234,050, is the most expensive Mercedes available in ...
  90. How to Rent a Yacht in Miami

    There are plenty of options for renting a yacht to explore the Florida waters and beyond.
  91. Jamba Juice Stock: 4 Things to Watch (JMBA)

    Investors hoping for a rebound in Jamba Inc. should pay attention to four key factors that could determine the direction ...
  92. Top 4 Companies Owned by Williams-Sonoma (WSM)

    Home furnishings and home goods retail giant Williams-Sonoma Inc. fully owns four uniquely branded companies, including Pottery ...
  93. Behind Delta's 46.4% Rise in 10 Years (DAL)

    Delta Air Lines stock has been highly correlated to its close peers, as crude oil price remains an important driver of financial ...
  94. ABX: How Barrick Gold's Stock Price Rose 85.6% in 6 Months

    Barrick Gold's stock price is exploding due to the steadily rising price of gold and a strategic plan to build a more sustainable ...
  95. Is the Firestone Credit Card for You?

    The Firestone credit card offers customers a way to finance car repairs and new tires.
  96. How to Publish Articles on Investopedia Advisor Insights

    A complete how-to guide to publishing an article on Investopedia's Advisor Insights platform.
  97. Why Roth IRAs Are a Great Idea for All Generations

    A Roth IRA should be in your planning and retirement strategy whether you’re a Millennial, Generation X or Baby Boomer.
  98. What's Behind Walmart's 10 Year Stock Performance (WMT)

    The key factors behind the stock performance of Walmart Stores Inc. between 2006 and 2016.
  99. Best Places to Go on a Strong Dollar in 2016

    Take advantage of the strong U.S. dollar by traveling to these destinations for great value, and discover new cultures and ...
  100. How the Fiduciary Rule Will Impact 401(k) Advisors

    Here's the impact that the new fiduciary rules will have on financial advisors serving as advisors to 401(k) and other defined ...
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