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  1. Should You Be a Bull or a Bear Right Now?

    Ask a bull: If the economy is truly improving, where's all the consumer spending?
  2. Stay Away from These 10 Slumping Sectors

    You might want to stay away from these 10 lagging sectors. Far away.
  3. How to Plug Your Biggest Security Hole

    Bad security leaks can come from unexpected places. Implementing security best practices will help.
  4. Forget 401(k)s: Put Your Next Savings Dollar Here

    A 401(k) might be the post popular option for retirement savings, but there is another lesser-known option that may make ...
  5. ETF Analysis: iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology

    Learn about the iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology exchange-traded fund, which offers one of the most diversified ways of investing ...
  6. ETF Analysis: iShares Russell 2000 Index

    Find out more about the iShares Russell 2000 exchange-traded fund, or ETF, the characteristics of this ETF and its suitability ...
  7. Top Stocks to Get into Iron Ore Mining

    Learn about the two best stocks to get into iron ore mining. Iron ore is a cyclical industry so the balance sheet is an important ...
  8. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in Platinum

    Discover some of the most popular exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, that investors utilize to obtain exposure to the platinum ...
  9. Companies You Never Thought Would Go Bankrupt

    Learn about some of the most shocking corporate bankruptcies in history, including General Motors, Chrysler, Lehman Brothers ...
  10. ETF Analysis: Vanguard Total Stock Market

    Learn how the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF provides an extremely diversified exposure to the entire universe of US securities ...
  11. Can You Hit The Highest Credit Score?

    Yes – it's doable. But the real question is, does it matter?
  12. 6 Reasons Healthcare Is So Expensive in the U.S.

    Here's why America's healthcare still ranks low among developed countries.
  13. Top 5 Ways to Retain Your Best Employees

    You need to think beyond salary to make the most talented people want to stay on for the long term.
  14. Why U.S. Wage Growth Isn’t as Bad as It Appears

    Though wage growth numbers are more nuanced than they may appear, they reveal another sign that the U.S. recovery is still ...
  15. What's Next After Apple’s (AAPL) Big Drop?

    What does the future hold for Apple following the recent drop of its stock?
  16. Getting a Private Jet: Buy or Lease?

    Ready to join the elite jet set? There are a number of ways to make it happen.
  17. Credit Score vs. Credit Report: Which Is Better?

    They sound alike, but can serve very different ends.
  18. What’s Uber Worth?

    Value projections for Uber have been all over the map, but the most important projection doesn't come in the form of numbers.
  19. The Journey to a Great Credit Score

    How people starting out can get on the credit grid and establish a solid record.
  20. The 3 Most Profitable Luxury Hotels

    Staying at a luxury hotel is the stuff of daydreams for most people. The few who do regularly stay, or even live, in upscale ...
  21. 5 Conglomerates with Exposure to the Caribbean

    These five well-diversified conglomerates play a major role in the economies of the Caribbean.
  22. 5 Tips to Increase the Performance Of Your Portfolio

    Discover helpful steps an investor can easily take to improve the performance of his investment portfolio by maximizing gains ...
  23. America's Poorest States in 2015

    Learn the reasons Mississippi, New Mexico, Louisiana, Georgia and Kentucky are the poorest states in the United States, as ...
  24. Volcker Rule: How It Will Affect You

    Learn how the Volcker Rule has a limited impact on individual investors but restricts the types of activities in which banks ...
  25. 3 Entrepreneurs Who Became Successful After 40

    Read about four influential entrepreneurs who didn't achieve fame and success until after their 40th birthdays, including ...
  26. 5 Traits the Best Financial Advisors Share

    Discover what the best financial advisers share in terms of the traits they possess, and learn what clients value most in ...
  27. Should You Worry About the U.S Inflation rate?

    Understand how inflation is measured, how U.S. inflation compares to other countries, and if investors should be concerned ...
  28. China Owns US Debt, but How Much?

    See how much U.S. debt is actually owned by the Chinese, what it means to the economy, and why China is willing to lend so ...
  29. Top 5 Software Programs Used by Financial Advisors

    Obtain information about the top five financial planning software programs that are most commonly used by professional financial ...
  30. 5 Good Habits Every Entrepreneur Needs

    Understand who an entrepreneur is and what an entrepreneur does. Learn about the 5 good habits that every entrepreneur should ...
  31. 5 Key Steps to Start Your Own Small Business

    Understand what a small business is and what it takes to build one. Learn about the five key steps needed to start a small ...
  32. The 5 Biggest Financial Advisory Firms in the US

    Read about the five largest financial advisory services firms in the United States, including big names such as Vanguard ...
  33. The 5 Skills Every Entrepreneur Needs

    Understand what an entrepreneur is and the type of risk an entrepreneur faces. Learn about the five skills necessary to become ...
  34. The 4 Best Websites For Small Business Loans

    Discover some of the best websites that small business owners utilize to obtain necessary financing at competitive interest ...
  35. Best 5 Small Business Ideas You Can Start From Home

    Understand what a small business is and how small businesses are classified. Learn about five small business ideas that you ...
  36. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in the US Economy

    Find out more about exchange-traded funds that track the U.S. economy, such as the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust, Vanguard S&P 5 ...
  37. 3 Reasons to Convert Your IRA to a Roth IRA

    Having an IRA is smart. Knowing when to convert it to a Roth IRA is smarter because it can give you and your heirs a welcome ...
  38. 6 Reasons Not to Convert Your Roth IRA

    If you're thinking of recharacterizing your Roth IRA into a traditional IRA account, here are six compelling reasons why ...
  39. How Groupon Makes Money

    Find out how Groupon makes money, including a rundown of how Groupon works and what benefits it provides to the businesses ...
  40. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in Aluminum

    Discover information about how investors can use ETFs to obtain exposure to the aluminum market, including information on ...
  41. The Top 5 ETFs For Investing in Japan

    Look at a list of some of the best Japan ETFs in today's market, and how investors can use hedged or leveraged ETFs to mitigate ...
  42. 7 Entrepreneurs Who Became Successful in their 20s

    Understand how entrepreneurs can come from any age group. Learn about seven entrepreneurs who reached success and fame in ...
  43. The Top 4 ETFs For Investing in US Government Bonds

    Discover the top four ETFs that invest in U.S. government bonds with maturities ranging from zero to 25 years, including ...
  44. How to Navigate Today’s Bond Markets?

    Bond markets today are presenting investors with multiple challenges, since unconstrained bond funds are an alternative solution ...
  45. Are You Considered a Small Business?

    Find out what it takes to be considered a small business by the U.S. Small Business Administration and why some small businesses ...
  46. The Biggest Items Obama Is Still Missing From His Mandate

    Learn how the biggest items missing from Obama's mandate include various forms of tax reform and closing the Guantanamo Bay ...
  47. Can Immigration Reform Help the Economy?

    Learn some of the possible effects, both good and bad, of immigration reform on the economy. These include more jobs and ...
  48. Small Business Loan Vs Line of Credit: How They Differ

    Understand the differences between a small business loan and a line of credit, and learn some of the most appropriate uses ...
  49. The Pros & Cons of a Financial Advisor Career

    Discover what a career as a financial adviser entails, and learn what pros and cons an individual faces when embarking on ...
  50. 4 Top Changes Obama Has Made with His Mandates

    Learn how Obamacare, equal pay for women and an executive order on immigration represent some of Obama's biggest changes ...
  51. 5 Developed Countries without Minimum Wages

    Find out about five developed nations that have no federally regulated minimum wage and how these countries use unions to ...
  52. 5 Steps to Become an Entrepreneur

    Understand what it takes to become an entrepreneur, and learn about five steps that can help someone become an entrepreneur ...
  53. Southwest Airlines: Delta's Worst Enemy?

    Learn about the rivalry between Southwest Airlines and Delta. For decades, Delta was the major operator in the South, but ...
  54. Why to Expect More Volatility Ahead?

    Stocks rebounded last week with the U.S. market taking the lead. However, investors should be aware of these two signs pointing ...
  55. How Advisors Can Build a HNW Estate Planning Niche

    Here's how advisors can fill a void when it comes to serving the estate planning needs of high-net-worth individuals.
  56. Why Women FAs Prefer Some Indie Brokers

    Here's what some firms are doing right when it comes to recruiting and retaining female advisors.
  57. These are the S&P's 5 Most-Shorted Stocks

    Shorts are betting heavily against these five stocks, but a closer look shows a different outlook on some of them.
  58. J.C. Penney: Identity Crisis or Buy Opportunity?

    With so many recent leadership changes, J.C. Penney might be suffering from an identity crisis. Here's why and what you need ...
  59. Life Insurers and Millennials: Strange Bedfellows?

    Life insurers are courting Millennials. Is this a strange fit? And how will they cater to this generation?
  60. Advisors: Use Tech to Attract, Retain Clients

    Investors want an investment approach that blends technology and the human touch. Therefore, financial advisors should embrace ...
  61. Netflix's Future Growth: Greater Than You Think?

    The potential for Netflix could be considerably greater than you think.
  62. Are These 5 Frackers in Trouble?

    As the price of oil slides are these five frackers in trouble?
  63. Is a Robo College Savings Plan Right for You?

    The cost of college keeps rising, but saving for it might just have gotten easier. Here's why.
  64. Propel Your Practice with Advisor Study Groups

    Advisor study groups can be a big help to your practice.
  65. Top 4 Venture Capital Investors and Firms

    Understand what it is that venture capital firms do, the purpose they serve for new businesses and discover some of the top-ranked ...
  66. Minimum Wages Can Raise Unemployment

    Learn why many economists feel that minimum wages, while intended to benefit low-wage workers, actually hurt them by increasing ...
  67. Inflation Protected Securities: How They Work

    Learn how the U.S. Treasury inflation-protected securities (TIPS) work, which considerations investors should keep in mind ...
  68. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in South Korea

    Learn more about the small yet growing number of South Korea ETFs, which track the often forgotten Asian Tiger responsible ...
  69. 5 Ways to Get Funding For Your Billion-Dollar Idea

    Understand how current billion-dollar companies gone about funding. Learn about five funding strategies to fund a billion ...
  70. Understanding the Influence of the Latino Vote

    Learn why the Hispanic vote, which quintupled in number between 1980 and 2012, is vital for any candidate to have a serious ...
  71. The Top 5 US Cities with Highest Minimum Wage

    Learn how awareness campaigns have led to huge minimum wage hikes in several large cities, and discover which U.S. cities ...
  72. The Best Sports Car for Investors

    Ferrari, perhaps the best known sports car brand in the world, filed to IPO this week, issuing common shares to investors ...
  73. How Russian Sanctions Impact Western Companies

    Last month the EU agreed to extend sanctions first imposed on Russia last year for the hostile involvement in Ukraine and ...
  74. The Economics of Gaming Consoles

    Gaming consoles are sold at a loss or minimal profit to boost their sales. Companies make money on each game sold.
  75. Gay Couples: Here Are Your New Rights

    The expansion of same-sex marriage means gay and lesbian partners can now enjoy basic spousal rights, regardless of where ...
  76. The Hi-Tech Future of Mortgage Applications

    Three sites that are simplifying your path to home ownership.
  77. Gay Marriage and Taxes: Everything You Should Know

    Same-sex couples now have a variety of tax strategies to consider.
  78. Best Real Estate Apps for House Hunters

    Your dream home might be only a swipe away.
  79. When's the Best Time to Sell a House?

    Your timing is a key element in when to sell a house. Here's what to consider.
  80. Volatile Stocks: Great, If You Have The Stomach

    Volatile stocks can be a lucrative opportunity for short-term traders. For buy-and-hold investors, it's a much different ...
  81. Goodwill Impairment Test: When You Overpay in M&A

    Overpaying for acquisitions can result in goodwill impairment charges and loss in stock value. How do companies test whether ...
  82. Advising FAs: Explaining College Savings Accounts to Clients

    There are several types of savings accounts designed for higher education available today. The right one for you will depend ...
  83. Advising FAs: Explaining Estate Planning to a Client

    As the old saying goes, you can't take it with you. For this reason, it is important to have a current estate plan in place ...
  84. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in Copper

    Learn about some of the best available ETFs, both commodity-based and stock-based, that investors can use to gain exposure ...
  85. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in Commodities

    Explore diversifying an investment portfolio through investing in commodities ETFs, and get information on some of the best ...
  86. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in Sugar

    Discover information about the exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, that offer investors exposure to the basic agricultural commodity, ...
  87. Top ETFs for Investing in Coffee

    Learn about the market for coffee, one of the largest agricultural markets, and two ETFs that investors can use to obtain ...
  88. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in Mexico

    Discover some of the most popular exchange-traded funds available that offer investors exposure to the economy and stocks ...
  89. What AIG Looks Like Now (and How it Got that Way)

    Despite some mammoth mistakes and a gargantuan government bailout, AIG remains a global insurance powerhouse. Here's how ...
  90. The Logic Behind Sears' REIT

    Learn what strategy Sears employed with the divestment of its 266 real estate properties to a separate real estate investment ...
  91. REITs Could be Affected by Higher Interest Rates

    Learn how REITs may be impacted by an increase in interest rates, and understand why certain types of REITs could benefit ...
  92. The Top 5 Reasons Financial Advisors Leave Their Firm

    Understand what creates dissatisfaction between financial advisers and their firms, and learn the top reasons advisers ultimately ...
  93. The True Unemployment Rate: U6 Vs. U3

    Learn how to distinguish between the U-3 and U-6 unemployment rates, and explore which rate provides a truer picture of unemployment.
  94. Steps to Qualify For a Small Business Loan

    Learn steps to qualify for a small business loan such as identifying financing needs, preparing a business plan and getting ...
  95. An America with Donald Trump as President

    Take a closer look at some of policy proposals from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, and what a future with ...
  96. ETF Analysis: iShares MSCI EAFE Index

    Discover how the iShares MSCI EAFE Index ETF is managed, and learn which investors may benefit from adding the fund to a ...
  97. 7 Oil Companies Near Bankruptcy

    Small oil companies are to experience additional financial stress if oil prices stay at depressed levels for the next few ...
  98. Advising FAs: Explaining Disability Insurance to a Client

    Disability is a very critical type of insurance that most individuals should consider carrying. When it comes to your personal ...
  99. Why Cash is King When Markets are Volatile

    After the past several years, you might be addicted to equity. But when markets turn volatile, cash is the best option. Here's ...
  100. The Financial Advisory Business: More Women Wanted

    It's no secret that women are underrepresented in the financial advisory business. Here are some reasons why and what's being ...
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