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  1. Consumer Staples ETFs Are Attracting Assets in 2016 (XLP, VDC)

    Learn about how the consumer staples sector reacts in times of market volatility and discover which ETFs in this sector have ...
  2. Potential Impact of New Fiduciary Rules on RIAs

    A look at how RIAs and fee-only advisors will be impacted by the DOL's new fiduciary rule.
  3. Why Many Americans Believe Retirement is Out of Reach

    If a financially secure retirement feels like it's just beyond your grasp, you're not alone. This year's EBRI survey reveals ...
  4. High-Yield Bond ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (ANGL, HYXU)

    Find out how high-yield bond exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are performing year-to-date in 2016 and which are the best and ...
  5. Panama Papers Tip of the Iceberg as Congress Aids Tax Cheats & Terrorists

    Never mind the Panama Papers. America has its own ‘State Thieves, Embezzlers And Liars (STEAL) Protection Acts’ that can ...
  6. FSPHX: Fidelity Select Healthcare Fund's Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    Learn about the top five holdings in the four-star rated Fidelity Select Health Care fund, managed by top portfolio manager, ...
  7. The 3 Largest Asset Allocation ETFs (MDIV, AOR)

    Explore asset allocation funds, and learn about the three largest exchange-traded funds in this category based on assets ...
  8. Pioneer Investments: Investment Manager Highlight (UCG, SAN)

    Read about the business operations of Pioneer Investments, a global investment firm with more than $243 billion in assets ...
  9. GDX vs. PSAU: Comparing Gold ETFs

    Discover the major differences between two competitive gold-mining ETFs, and learn why one may be more suitable for your ...
  10. FPHAX: Fidelity Select Pharma Fund Portfolio Trends in 2016

    Evaluate the composition of the Fidelity Select Pharmaceuticals Portfolio, and learn how the fund's makeup has evolved between ...
  11. Fiduciary Rule Impact: How it's Already Being Felt

    The fiduciary rule will be announced today but it's impact is already being felt. Here's how.
  12. How Advisors Must Ramp Up Tech for Fiduciary Rule

    Advisors will need to upgrade their tech to comply with the DOL's fiduciary rule. Here's an overview.
  13. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Asia Pacific Ex-Japan Equity Mutual Funds (APJRX, HAJAX)

    Learn about three Asia-based mutual funds that exclude investments in Japan. Discover why you may want to include them in ...
  14. Yes, Drug Prices Really Have Doubled

    It isn’t just your imagination: The price of prescription meds has been climbing. The trend is expected to continue, so start ...
  15. Is the Fed On the Right Track?

    Find out why the Federal Reserve (Fed) missed its window to raise interest rates nearly three years ago, when conditions ...
  16. ETF Flows: Large-Cap U.S. Equity ETFs Winning Assets (VOO, SPLV)

    Discover five exchange-traded funds that invest in U.S. large-cap stocks and experienced large year-to-date capital inflows ...
  17. The True Costs of a Smart Beta ETF (IVV, USMV)

    Consider smart beta ETFs, which can provide superior risk-adjusted returns, but also carry numerous costs and potential pitfalls.
  18. Why It’s Time for More Caution Toward Credit

    Learn why it’s time for more caution toward credit, as prices declined and yields increased.
  19. VFIFX: Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    Learn how the Vanguard Target Retirement 2050 (VFIFX) fund is structured and an analysis of its top 5 holdings, which are ...
  20. 3 Commodities-Oriented Mutual Funds to Avoid in 2016 (RYMBX, GSCCX)

    Discover how commodities have performed since selling off at the start of 2016, and find out about the top three commodity ...
  21. Is There a Bear Market Around the Corner?

    Is a bear market around the corner?
  22. Is the Economy Headed for Stagflation?

    The last time stagflation was a popular word was the 1970s. Is this where the economy and stocks are headed?
  23. Wealthy Execs Face Tougher Curbs on Bonuses

    The ways of amassing wealth on Wall Street are about to change, thanks to new federal regulations regarding executive bonus ...
  24. Long-Term Treasury Bond ETFs Are Attracting Assets in 2016 (TLT, TLH)

    Discover five exchange-traded funds that invest in U.S. Treasury long-term bonds and experienced large year-to-date capital ...
  25. Savings Priority: Which Goals Beat Retirement?

    Everyone knows that they should save more for retirement, but a Capital One Investing survey shows that other goals come ...
  26. Watch the Fees on Your New Car - They Can Add Up!

    If you’re in the market for a new car, the asking price isn’t the only number you should be negotiating. The fees can cost ...
  27. How are Englander's investment faring? (QCOM, SUNE)

    Let’s take a closer look at Israel Englander’s fourth quarter investments in QUALCOMM, Inc. and Sunedison Inc.
  28. ETFs or Mutual Funds: How to Know Which One to Use

    When are mutual funds—and not ETFs—a better choice for your portfolio? And when is the opposite true?
  29. ETF Flows: Emerging Markets Equity ETFs Winning Assets (EEM, IEMG)

    Learn about five exchange-traded funds that invest in emerging market equities and experienced large year-to-date capital ...
  30. Former HP Exec Named New CEO of 3D Systems (DDD, HP)

    While Joshi's arrival does add some credibility to the company, particularly given his printing experience, investors should ...
  31. Fears of Blocked Baker Hughes Deal Pressures Halliburton (HAL, BHI)

    Having federal regulators essentially say "this deal will happen over my dead body" would be a major blow to Halliburton.
  32. Intel's Mobile Phone Exec Leaving After 1 Year (INTC)

    Combined with its 26 cents per share dividend that yields 3.20%, taking a long look at the company's risk-versus-reward profile ...
  33. QIC: Investment Manager Highlight

    Discover QIC, a global alternatives investment manager based in Australia. QIC offers a global platform of strategies, including ...
  34. Fiduciary Rule: How Advisors Should Outsource Risk

    The impending fiduciary rule will lead to increased liability for many advisors but there are ways to outsource some of the ...
  35. Established Wealth Managers with Robo-Advisors

    These established wealth management firms offer robo-advisor platforms or have one in the works.
  36. How to Prep Your Tech for the Fiduciary Rule

    The fiduciary rule will force many advisors to restructure their businesses. Those who start upgrading their technology now ...
  37. Grow Your Referrals from Pros with These Tips

    Getting referrals from other professionals can be one of the best ways to grow your business. Here are five ways to do it.
  38. Advisors: How to Sell Your Practice to a Larger Firm

    Selling any business can be fraught with risks and obstacles and financial advisory firms are no different.
  39. The Brazilian Real: A Case Study (PBR)

    Take a five-year tour with the Brazilian real (BRL), a currency that has seen more than its fair share of ups and downs, ...
  40. FRESX: Fidelity Real Estate Fund's Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    Discover the top five holdings in the Fidelity Real Estate Investment Portfolio, a low-cost, four-star rated mutual fund ...
  41. The 10 Cheapest Vanguard ETFs (VOO, VTI)

    Find out the 10 cheapest Vanguard exchange-traded funds ETFs going into 2016 and how the large investment company is able ...
  42. The 3 Largest Asia-Pacific ETFs (EWJ, DXJ)

    Discover the Asia-Pacific region's investment potential, and learn about many of the largest exchange-traded funds in the ...
  43. Jeffrey Gundlach: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes

    Learn the intriguing story of the new king of bonds, Jeffrey Gundlach, including how he launched one of the fastest-growing ...
  44. Growth Investing: Famous Growth Investors (PRGFX)

    Find out who were the most famous growth investors of their time, and learn about the investment strategies that made them ...
  45. Toyota Joining the Competition with a New Compact Crossover (TM)

    Learn about the Toyota C-HR, how it was developed from a concept car, its launch at the Geneva Motor Show and how it will ...
  46. All You Need to Know About Tax Havens

    These tax-free zones might sound appealing, but the consequences often aren't.
  47. How Youku Tudou Replaced Pirating in China (YOKU)

    Learn how Youku Tudou helped gradually stamp down video piracy in China, using methods such as lawsuits and the utilization ...
  48. Why Rollover Your Retirement Assets into an IRA?

    If you're in the workplace now, chances are you'll ask yourself this question eventually: 'Should I rollover to an IRA?' ...
  49. Retired Execs: How Much Do Corporate Boards Pay?

    If you have the right skill set, getting a seat on a company board can be a lucrative and stimulating way to spend some of ...
  50. 6 Successful Investments Warren Buffett Passed On (GOOGL, XRX)

    Even Warren Buffett, the greatest investor of our time, has made many unforced errors. Investors can learn from his mistakes ...
  51. Who Pays for Sanders' Promise of Free Education?

    Bernie Sanders' promise of free college education isn't really free; it just means someone else has to foot the bill, but ...
  52. PIMCO and BlackRock See Inflation on Horizon

    PIMCO and BlackRock see inflation on the horizon. If you think they are correct here's how to invest.
  53. When Home is Where You Want Your Money to Be

    There are plenty of issues taxing investors today, and many of them reside beyond U.S. borders.
  54. Jamie Dimon's Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes (C, JPM)

    Learn how Jamie Dimon did not waste time making a mark in the family business by creating one of the most successful financial ...
  55. ETF Flows: Japan ETFs Shedding Assets (DXJ, EWJ)

    Learn about three exchange-traded funds that invest in stocks of Japanese companies and experienced large year-to-date capital ...
  56. The Top 10 European Tax Havens

    While the popular stereotype of a tax haven is a Caribbean island, these countries in Europe serve as attractive places for ...
  57. The Fiduciary Rule and IRA Rollover Conflicts

    The pending fiduciary rules proposed by the DOL could put a real crimp in rollovers from 401(k) plans to IRAs.
  58. Tax Haven Vs. Tax Shelters: Is There a Difference?

    Learn about the difference between tax havens and tax shelters, and how both are used to reduce tax liability or avoid paying ...
  59. These Two Gold ETFs Are Attracting Capital (GLD, IAU)

    Learn about the two largest, low-cost Gold ETFs and why they have rallied in the first three months of 2016 after being in ...
  60. An Argument for Not Saving Everything for Retirement

    We know that we need to amass a significant nest egg for a leisurely retirement. But what about enjoying our time now?
  61. How to Tell if You're Investing Too Conservatively

    Investing is a balance between growing and preserving your money. It's understandable to want to be conservative, but what ...
  62. Use Life Insurance to Help Those With a Disability

    Why and how to use permanent life insurance to help provide for a family member with a disability or special needs
  63. The Deadline for Catch-Up Contributions: April 18

    Those who want to maximize their retirement plan contributions can still make a prior-year contribution for 2015. Don't miss ...
  64. Where Are Rates Headed?

    Will rates rise, be cut or stay the same in 2016? Economists weigh in.
  65. Emerging Markets Are Back

    The MSCI Emerging Markets Index has bounced back 20% after touching 7-year lows in early 2016. Technical indicators suggest ...
  66. How to Protect Your Income No Matter What

    What does it mean to insure your income? Here are a variety of ways to do it and some insights into when it might make sense ...
  67. T-Mobile's "Un-carrier Amped" Strategy Is More Important than You Think (TMUS)

    Discover how its Un-carrier Amped strategy grew T-Mobile's business and disrupted the wireless provider industry, and learn ...
  68. 3 Websites With Private Jets for Sale

    If you're in the market to buy a private jet, here's how to narrow your search to find the right plane for you – and where ...
  69. Top 5 Differences Between Business and First Class

    Is it worth the extra cost to fly first class instead of business class?
  70. Salesforce's New Advisor-Focused Cloud Offering

    A solid client-advisor relationship is the foundation of reputable advisory firms. Here's a look at how Salesforce.com's ...
  71. Is the 80% Retirement Rule Valid for Clients?

    Is the 80% rule of thumb for retirement spending a reasonable one?
  72. How Advisors Can Hire Successfully and Smartly

    The hiring process can be fraught with ups and downs for financial advisor firms. Here are some tools they can use to help ...
  73. How Falling Oil Prices Effect Prosperity Bancshares Inc. (PB)

    Discover how Prosperity Bancshares is closely tied to the local economy that it serves, and how falling oil prices affect ...
  74. Apple Turns 40, Analysts Turn Bullish (AAPL, MSFT)

    True, no one is thinking today that Apple won't be around in another 40 years, but there are doubts that the company can ...
  75. Ford's March Auto Sales Miss Target (F, GM)

    With the fleet business rising eight percentage points year over year, Ford's sales -- despite how attractive they may appear ...
  76. What the Strong Jobs Report Means for Home Depot

    With more jobs are being created, combined with both rising wages and improved housing, means consumers will have more money ...
  77. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Australia Equity ETFs (EWA, QAUS)

    Take a look at three ETFs in the category of Australian equities that offer the highest dividend yields available for ETFs ...
  78. 7 Reasons to Yank a Mutual Fund from Your 401(k)

    Not all mutual funds are created equal. Here are some practical tips for recognizing – and ditching– low-value mutual funds ...
  79. Odyssey Investment Partners: Investment Manager Highlight (OPY, WFC)

    Learn about the private equity firm Odyssey Investment Partners, including the executive and investment professionals who ...
  80. VWELX: Vanguard Wellington Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    Explore an overview of the Vanguard Wellington Fund, and learn about its top five holdings, which are Wells Fargo, Alphabet, ...
  81. 3 ETFs for Income-Hungry Gold ETF Investors (GLDI, GLD)

    Discover three unique gold and gold-related investments that can increase your portolio's exposure to gold while providing ...
  82. VWEHX: Vanguard High Yield Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    Explore the largest holdings of VWEHX. Find out which companies' bonds are held by the fund, and examine their financial ...
  83. FBGRX: Fidelity Blue Chip Fund - A Performance Case Study

    Learn about the the Fidelity Blue Chip Growth Fund, a large-cap fund that has consistently outperformed the S&P 500 Index ...
  84. ANCFX: Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    Learn about the American Funds Fundamental Investors portfolio, a mutual fund which has a solid track record of above-average ...
  85. 5 Best Dividend-Paying U.S. Equity Mutual Funds (VDIGX, FEQTX)

    Discover five of the best dividend-paying mutual funds that primarily invest in U.S. equities, and learn about the characteristics ...
  86. ETF Flows: Industrials ETFs Shedding Assets (FXR, IYJ)

    Discover four exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that invest in stocks of industrial companies and experienced large year-to-date ...
  87. VGENX: Vanguard Energy Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    Discover an analysis of the top five holdings in the Vanguard Energy Fund Investor Shares, and learn about their characteristics ...
  88. 3 Reasons Against a Smart Beta Allocation in Your Portfolio

    Find out why smart beta strategies might not be the best bet, and discover 3 reasons why you should think twice before using ...
  89. SGENX: First Eagle Global Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    Learn about the First Eagle Global Class A mutual fund, including details about the fund's asset allocation and an analysis ...
  90. Roller coaster 2016 for Stocks? Exploring Global Stock Volatility

    Find out how much volatility global equity investors are in for during 2016 by seeing how much they've experienced over the ...
  91. Asset Allocation Models: Comparing 3 Traditional Strategies

    Learn about the three most common asset allocation models: conservative, moderate and aggressive.
  92. ODMAX: Oppenheimer Developing Markets Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    Explore the five largest holdings of the Oppenheimer Developing Markets Fund Class A, an emerging markets equity mutual fund ...
  93. FPHAX: Fidelity Select Pharma Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    Explore the five largest holdings of the Fidelity Pharmaceuticals Select Portfolio. Learn about the top products and drug ...
  94. 5 Technology Mutual Funds to Avoid in 2016 (HTECX, JAMFX)

    See why investors should avoid these five mutual funds when choosing a technology mutual fund, based on returns, risk profiles, ...
  95. 3 Best Dividend-Paying U.S. Health Care Mutual Funds (VGHCX, BMY)

    Find out which mutual funds are paying the highest dividend yields in the health care sector, which has underperformed all ...
  96. VGHCX: Vanguard Healthcare Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    Find out which of the five largest health care companies hold the top five positions in the $46 billion Vanguard Health Care ...
  97. FB's Oculus Rift Could Soon be 10% of its Revenue

    Facebook's much-hyped Oculus Rift has begun shipping to customers. For the VR world, the future is now, and it's worth as ...
  98. This Explains $0 Federal Income Tax for Millions

    Understand how the earned income tax credit works and whether it applies to you.
  99. Health Care ETFs to Date: 2016 Performance Review (IHI, XBI)

    Find out how the health care sector has been performing in 2016, and which health care ETFs have been the best and worst ...
  100. DODGX: Dodge & Cox Stock Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    Take a look at the top five portfolio holdings of the Dodge & Cox Stock Fund, along with an overview of this Morningstar ...
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