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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 5 Biggest Microfinance Companies (BBRI.JK)

    Here are the five largest and most influential microfinance institutions (MFIs) as of 2016.
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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.
  8. When Should You Get Supplemental Life Insurance?

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

    Recoverable depreciation is a concept used in many insurance policies and claims.
  10. 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, ...
  11. 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.
  12. What You Should Know About Smart Beta ETFs

    What you need to know about smart beta ETFs and the strategies behind them.
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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.
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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? ...
  19. The Fiduciary Rule: What Will Implementation Cost?

    Compliance with the new fiduciary rule is proving to be costly for many firms.
  20. 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.
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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.
  33. The Big Short Explained

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

    Find out why the U.S. government approved an enormous bailout package for American Investment Group (AIG).
  35. 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.
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. Cheap, Fun Destinations for Your Next Trip

    These travel spots can be surprisingly inexpensive to fly to – if you look for deals.
  39. 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 ...
  40. How to Rent a Yacht in Miami

    There are plenty of options for renting a yacht to explore the Florida waters and beyond.
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. Is the Firestone Credit Card for You?

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

    A complete how-to guide to publishing an article on Investopedia's Advisor Insights platform.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. How Capital Gains Tax Works on Pension Funds

    Here's why capital gains tax does not affect the assets in pension funds.
  52. A Guide on the Risk-Adjusted Discount Rate

    When a project or investment faces higher amounts of risk or uncertainty, it may be appropriate to utilize the risk-adjusted ...
  53. Novavax Stock: 4 Things to Watch (NVAX)

    Four key events in the second half of 2016 may impact the shares of Novavax and determine whether the company becomes a commercially ...
  54. The Difference Between Investing and Speculating

    The difference between investing and speculating may surprise you.
  55. The Short Squeeze Method

    The short squeezed strategy can be risky - but also very rewarding - for those who master it.
  56. What Is Strategic Asset Allocation?

    A strategic asset allocation takes a long-term approach to help an investor achieve their financial goals. Here's how it ...
  57. What Is a Silver Certificate Dollar Bill Worth Today?

    Although a silver-certificate dollar bill no longer can be exchanged for silver, the date, grade and unique features make ...
  58. 1 Reason Why the REIT ETN MORL Dividend Is 20%+

    The REIT ETN MORL offers a dividend yield above 20% and is able to offer an attractive yield due to its leveraged exposure ...
  59. Top 5 Textile Stocks of 2016 (HBI, AIN)

    The textile industry has recovered significantly since the Great Recession. These five top textile stocks are well positioned ...
  60. 6 Places to Get the Best Back-to-School Deals on Supplies (WMT, AMZN)

    Check out these places for the best deals on school supplies in local retail and online.
  61. 7 Flexible Ways to Make Side Money

    Learn about seven proven side jobs for extra money that can you can do easily alongside your regular job, as well as the ...
  62. Think Twice Before Buying Tax-Free Municipal Bonds

    Municipal bonds are relatively safe, tax-exempt securities--but they are not without drawbacks. Due diligence is required. ...
  63. Who Is Driving Google's Management Team? (GOOG)

    Google’s management team has changed since Alphabet Inc. was created. The executive committee maintains control, but Google's ...
  64. EA: How Electronic Arts' Stock Price Rose 10% in 6 Months

    After a dip at the start of the year, Electronic Arts' stock price has climbed to a new record high in the first six months ...
  65. The Portfolio Planning Process, Step by Step

    Portfolio planning has never been more important or more daunting for investors. Find out the steps involved in the portfolio ...
  66. Why Gold Is Not a Hedge Against the Dollar

    Gold's returns can vary greatly based around what currency the investor is using for purchases.
  67. Panera Stock: 5 Things to Watch (PNRA)

    Investors should monitor statistics measuring growth, profitability and refranchising initiative.
  68. HON: How Honeywell's Stock Price Rose 10.4% in 6 Months

    A failed merger attempt did not hold back the growth of Honeywell's stock price. New acquisitions are setting the stage for ...
  69. Top 5 Logging Stocks of 2016 (DEL, WY)

    These companies have strong growth prospects and the potential for gains in their shares.
  70. The Social Security Blackout Period

    Surviving spouses may experience a blackout period - during which they cannot collect social security benefits - between ...
  71. Why Money Market Funds Are Wooing Investors

    The rates on money market funds are higher than they've been in years. However, new regulations could bring some additional ...
  72. Schwab Launches Low-Fee Target-Date Funds

    Schwab has launched a series of target-date funds that have lower fees than its rivals.
  73. What's the Best Place to Put Your Cash Right Now?

    What is the safest investment for your cash: Treasuries, CDs, money markets or mattresses? Here's a look at each.
  74. Top 4 Financial Pitfalls to Avoid in Retirement

    No matter how idyllic your retirement plans are, it's important to have contingency funds for these three unexpected—and ...
  75. LEVIX, LISIX, GLIFX: Top 3 Lazard Funds for Retirement

    Learn about Lazard Asset Management, its long history of strong performance and the top three Lazard funds to consider for ...
  76. 3 South American Equity Mutual Funds (ELAAX, MALTX, PRLAX)

    Discover the three Latin American equity mutual funds that offer investors the highest dividend yields in this category of ...
  77. Improve Your Chances of Being Approved for a Mortgage

    Homebuyers should think like lenders and fix their credit profiles before applying for a home loan.
  78. The Short and Distort: Stock Manipulation in a Bear Market

    High-quality stock reports needn't be confused with stock manipulators' dramatic claims.
  79. How to Deal With Negative Equity on a Car Loan

    The dangers of having a negative equity car loan are real. Here's how to get out from under it.
  80. Behind Groupon's 78% Fall in 10 Years

    While Groupon's shares have declined 78% since its IPO, the market grew 74%. a weak growth outlook still looms.
  81. The Uptick Rule: Does It Keep Bear Markets Ticking?

    This rule prevents traders from driving stocks down, but its effect on market volatility is debatable.
  82. Why You Should Never Short a Stock

    Short selling a stock means you are betting on the stock decreasing in price. Before taking on this investment, you should ...
  83. Short Selling Risk Can Be Similar To Buying Long

    If more people understood short selling, it would invoke less fear, which could lead to a more balanced market.
  84. Why Short Sales Are Not For Sissies

    Short selling has a number of risks that make it highly unsuitable for the novice investor.
  85. Short Selling: Making The Ban

    Short selling has been around as long as the stock market, and it hasn't always been looked on favorably.
  86. Questioning The Virtue Of A Short Sale

    This controversial strategy is blamed for making and breaking markets. Read on to learn more.
  87. How to Give Clients the Right Portfolio Perspective

    Clients' ability to access immediate information about the market is a blessing and a curse for financial advisors.
  88. Chart of the Week: Maneuvering Through the Crowds

    Risk-on sentiment has dominated markets in a post-Brexit world characterized by expectations for lower-for-longer interest ...
  89. Difference Between Short Selling And Put Options

    Short selling and put options are used to speculate on a potential decline in a security or index or hedge downside risk ...
  90. Bear Put Spreads: A Roaring Alternative To Short Selling

    This strategy allows you to stop chasing losses when you're feeling bearish.
  91. Why Your Investment Growth Calculator May Be Wrong

    Many simple investment growth calculators fall short, so here's one you should use instead.
  92. Top 10 Biotech Stocks for 2016 (ALXN, ALNY)

    The biotechnology sector has many growth opportunities for the remainder of 2016. Here are the top ten biotech stocks, with ...
  93. Example of Applying Modern Portfolio Theory (MPS)

    Modern Portfolio Theory: brush up on key mathematical framework used in investment portfolio construction.
  94. SDRL: How Seadrill's Stock Price Fell 10 % in 6 Months

    Seadrill's stock price hit an all-time low in early 2016, but recovered sharply along with oil prices, and remains a potential ...
  95. Short Sales For Market Downturns

    This strategy can help in market downturns, but it's not for inexperienced traders.
  96. When To Short A Stock

    Learn how to make money off failing shares.
  97. Save $1 Million for Retirement on a Minimum-Wage Salary

    A $1 million retirement is a nice round number to shoot for, and with the right planning it’s potentially doable, even on ...
  98. 4 Reasons Why You Should Consider Costco's Diamond Rings

    Costco's low prices on diamond rings is one thing, but finding the ring that you want is another story.
  99. CHK: How Chesapeake's Stock Price Rose 93% in 6 Months

    Chesapeake Energy avoided bankruptcy, and its stock price gained 90% in six months due to increased shareholder confidence ...
  100. How Negative Interest Rates Can Affect Bond Prices

    Interest rates have gone negative in Europe, and bond yields are following suit. Here's why investors still buy them.
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