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  1. 5 Signs a Reverse Mortgage Is a Bad Idea

    Here are the key situations when you should probably pass on this type of home loan.
  2. The Top 5 Impact Investing Firms

    Learn what impact investing is and obtain information on some of the top impact investing firms ranked by total assets under ...
  3. 5 Signs a Reverse Mortgage Is a Good Idea

    If these five criteria describe your situation, a reverse mortgage might be a good idea for you.
  4. 4 Mutual Funds to Consider If Interest Rates Rise

    Learn what mutual funds will perform best if interest rates rise. Interest rates can rise due to inflation or to an improving ...
  5. Top 3 Switzerland ETFs

    Explore detailed analysis and information of the top three Swiss exchange-traded funds that offer exposure to the Swiss equities ...
  6. Leading Economic Indicators: U.S. Bureau of Labor Monthly Stats

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly employment figures are a key economic indicator. Here's how they work.
  7. Tuesday Intel: U.S. Stocks Continue Lower

    A summary of news that moved markets yesterday and what to expect today.
  8. Guidelines for FHA Reverse Mortgages

    FHA guidelines protect borrowers from major mistakes, prevent lenders from taking advantage of borrowers and encourage lenders ...
  9. China's Government to Stop Intervening in Stock Markets

    China’s stock market, measured by Shanghai Composite Index, lost about 17% of its value in the first three days of week ending ...
  10. Monday Intel: China, The Fed and Jackson Hole

    This weekend followed some of the most volatile market action in recent history as world markets were roiled by the Chinese ...
  11. What’s Holding Back the U.S. Consumer

    Even as job growth has surged and gasoline prices have plunged, U.S. consumers are proving slow to respond and repair their ...
  12. The Problem With Today’s Headline Economic Data

    Headwinds have kept the U.S. growth more moderate than in the past–including leverage levels and an aging population—and ...
  13. Is India the Next Emerging Markets Superstar?

    With a shift towards manufacturing and services, India could be the next emerging market superstar. Here, we provide a detailed ...
  14. These Are The Best Hours To Trade the British Pound

    The best times to trade the British pound are centered around economic releases at 1:30 am, 2:00 am, 8:30 am and 10:00 am ...
  15. Timing of the Fed Interest Rates Hike

    Until the beginning of August, Fed watchers expected the central bank to raise rates in September. However, recent news pertaining ...
  16. ETF Analysis: ETFS Physical Platinum

    Learn about the physical platinum ETF. Platinum embarked on a bull market from 2001 to 2011, climbing to record prices along ...
  17. ETF Analysis: Guggenheim Enhanced Short Dur

    Find out about the Guggenheim Enhanced Short Duration ETF, and learn detailed information about this fund that focuses on ...
  18. ETF Analysis: iShares Morningstar Small-Cap Value

    Find out about the Shares Morningstar Small-Cap Value ETF, and learn detailed information about this exchange-traded fund ...
  19. ETF Analysis: iShares MSCI KLD 400 Social

    Find out about the iShares MSCI KLD 400 Social exchange-traded fund, and learn detailed information about its characteristics, ...
  20. ETF Analysis: iShares Agency Bond

    Find out about the iShares Agency Bond exchange-traded fund, and explore detailed analysis of the ETF that tracks U.S. government ...
  21. ETF Analysis: PowerShares DWA SmallCap Momentum

    Find out about the PowerShares DWA SmallCap Momentum Portfolio ETF, and explore detailed analysis the fund's characteristics, ...
  22. ETF Analysis: ProShares Large Cap Core Plus

    Learn information about the ProShares Large Cap Core Plus ETF, and explore detailed analysis of its characteristics, suitability ...
  23. ETF Analysis: iShares Core Growth Allocation

    Find out about the iShares Core Growth Allocation Fund, and learn detailed information about its characteristics, suitability ...
  24. The Unintended Consequences of Outsourcing

    The outsourcing of labor overseas is a natural result of globalization of world markets and the drive for businesses to cut ...
  25. The Best Stocks to Buy for Less than $10 before Year End

    Learn about the best stocks to buy under $10. These stocks are speculative but have considerable upside given their valuation ...
  26. A Look at Greece’s Messy Fiscal Policy

    Investigate the muddy fiscal policy, tax problems, and inability to institute austerity that created the Greek crises in ...
  27. 5 Reasons Thoratec Corp. Keeps Impressing Investors

    Learn about Thoratec Corporation and its position in its industry. Understand five key factors why the company has impressed ...
  28. ETF Analysis: PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility

    Find out about the PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF, and learn detailed information about this fund that provides exposure ...
  29. ETF Analysis: SPDR Barclays Short Term Corp Bd

    Learn about the SPDR Barclays Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF, and explore detailed analysis of the exchange-traded fund tracking ...
  30. ETF Analysis: Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond

    Find out about the Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond ETF, and delve into detailed analysis of this fund that invests in investment-grade ...
  31. 5 Reasons to Expect Lower Stock Returns

    Lower stock returns are likely here to stay for some time. Here are five reasons why.
  32. What to Cut From Your Portfolio Right Now

    Owning stocks may shortly become too scary for your portfolio. Here's why, and here are some alternatives.
  33. Startup Analysis: How Much Is Palantir Worth?

    Learn about the private company Palantir, its valuation and how its valuation was derived. Understand how the company operates ...
  34. Is the Yuan a Yawn or a Nightmare for Investors?

    China’s decision to change the method of setting its currency exchange rate caused global shock waves last week.
  35. Finding Value in the Selloff Rubble

    Globally and in the United States, stocks are now in correction mode, with the recent erosion in equities in emerging markets ...
  36. How AQR Places Bets Against Beta

    Learn how the bet against beta strategy is used by a large hedge fund to profit from a pricing anomaly in the stock market ...
  37. The Vodka Industry Keeps Growing, But Why?

    Understand what the vodka industry is and where it performs best. Learn about the growth of the industry and three reason ...
  38. Elon Musk Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes

    Read more about Elon Musk, the South African immigrant turned technology and engineering entrepreneur and inventor worth ...
  39. Jawbone: An IPO You Should Have on Your Radar

    Learn about the company Jawbone and how it has become successful with multiple product lines. Understand the benefits of ...
  40. The Top 9 Things to Know About Hillary Clinton's Economic View

    Find out where former secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stands on the economy, jobs, ...
  41. Is Argentina a Socialist Country?

    Find out why it does not really make sense to call Argentina a socialist country, even though the South American nation has ...
  42. Puerto Rico Will Soon Become America's Greece

    Explore the similarities that exist between Puerto Rico in relation to the United States and Greece in relation to the European ...
  43. Pros and Cons of Capitalist vs Socialist Economies

    Capitalism relies on the markets. Socialism, on government planning. Each system has its pros and cons.
  44. Mark Cuban Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes

    Learn more about America's favorite billionaire: Mark Cuban, outspoken owner of the Dallas Mavericks and star of the hit ...
  45. What's Wrong with the American Tax System

    American's are highly taxed and we still run a deficit. We explain why.
  46. Oil or Gold: Which Will Recover First?

    Not sure where oil and gold are headed? The answer is complex.
  47. The 8 Best ETFs for Rising Rates, Flagging Stocks

    With the markets starting to sag, should you go on the defensive? If so, which ETFs should you consider?
  48. What are the Federal Reserve Chairman's responsibilities?

    Learn about the duties and responsibilities of the chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, including testifying before Congress ...
  49. Simple Interest Loans: Do They Exist?

    Yes, they do. Here is what they are – and how to use them to your advantage.
  50. Signs of a Struggling Economy?

    Last week was another difficult one for stocks, marked by a bruising mid-week selloff triggered by China’s surprise devaluation ...
  51. The Stock Slump: Is it Just Rate Jitters or Worse?

    Headlines are attributing the market's sell-off to the potential of a Fed rate hike, but that's only a very remote possibility. ...
  52. Using Fibonacci to Analyze Gold

    Use Fibonacci studies to analyze gold by picking out hidden harmonic levels that can provide major support or resistance.
  53. 10 Ways to Manage Student Loan Debt

    How to manage those pesky payments as you embark on adult life.
  54. How to Buy Annuities When Interest Rates Are Low

    The current low interest rate environment complicates the decision to buy an annuity. Here's what financial advisors need ...
  55. Startup Analysis: How Much Is Dropbox Worth?

    Learn about the private company Dropbox and how it operates. Understand the company's current valuation, how it was derived, ...
  56. Startup Analysis: How Much Is Lyft Worth?

    Learn about the private company Lyft and how it has become a successful rideshare company. Understand its most recent valuation ...
  57. Startup Analysis: How Much Is Spotify Worth?

    Learn about the private company Spotify and how it has achieved success. Understand the company's most recent valuation and ...
  58. 3 Characteristics of Caribbean Economies

    An overview of the common characteristics of Caribbean economies.
  59. The Economics of Raising the Social Security Age

    Briefly examine the economics behind raising the retirement age for Social Security benefits and how it could impact the ...
  60. Chinese Yuan: A 360 Degree Analysis

    The Chinese yuan (Renminbi) is the currency of China, with currency code CNY and currency symbol ¥. In early 2014, the CNY ...
  61. Is Now a Good Time to Invest in Baidu?

    Learn about the Chinese search company Baidu, how it is similar to Google, and why it is successful. Understand whether it ...
  62. Gazprom and Shell: The Right Partnership?

    Learn about Shell and Gazprom, what industry they operate in and if they're competitors. Understand if their recent partnership ...
  63. Oil: Buy Now or Steer Clear?

    Has oil bottomed or is there more pain to come?
  64. An Inside Look at Pinterest's Business Model

    Learn about Pinterest and the type of company it is trying to become. Understand the company's business model and what makes ...
  65. Millennials & Debt: Why So Many Still Live at Home

    More millennials live with their parents now than they did during recent recessions. Here's why.
  66. Is OPEC The World's Unofficial Oil Central Bank?

    Could OPEC ever function as a central bank for crude oil? Not likely.
  67. Top Skills Of The Best Quant Traders

    Lured by high salaries and perks of quant trading? Find out what skills and traits you need to become a quant trader.
  68. What's Behind Thailand's GDP Rollercoaster?

    Understanding the economic composition of Thailand, a vibrant South-Asian nation.
  69. 5 Ways to Up Your Chance of Getting a Mortgage

    Tips and ways to improve your chances of getting a mortgage.
  70. Why High Yield Still Has A Role To Play

    An asset class of this bull market has been high yield debt, as many searching for income in a low-rate world have turned ...
  71. Comparing Reverse Mortgages vs. Forward Mortgages

    Which one a homeowner chooses depends on where you are at this point in your life, personally and financially.
  72. 2 Countries That Are Friends With North Korea

    Learn about the few international allies of North Korea and the reasons the country is largely politically isolated from ...
  73. 3 Reasons Germany Would Be Better Off Without the Euro

    Explore the arguments in favor or against the idea that Germany would be better off leaving the European Union and abandoning ...
  74. How Does Tim Cook's Management Style Differ from Steve Jobs?

    Understand the differences between Tim Cook and Steve Jobs. Learn if the perceived differences makes Cook a good or bad leader ...
  75. A Look at How China Controls Its Population

    Discover the many tactics China utilizes to control its population, and learn how the population control movement is driven ...
  76. Boom in Bourbon Demand Creates Barrel Shortage

    Learn about the surge in demand for bourbon, and specifically how a shortage of oak barrels in 2015 is impacting the whiskey ...
  77. Is It Time to Invest in Fitbit?

    Understand the company Fitbit, what industry it operates in and what products it offers. Learn whether Fitbit is a good investment ...
  78. 4 Reasons Why Snapchat's Business Model Could Work

    Learn about the company Snapchat and how it operates. Understand the Snapchat business model and if it's strong enough to ...
  79. Will Tech Stocks Survive Higher Interest Rates?

    Learn why large tech companies such as Apple and Google are likely to not be impacted by interest rate increases, but newer ...
  80. Does the Empire State Index Signal a Recession?

    This morning, the New York Federal Reserve Bank reported the worst numbers in six years for its August 2015 Empire State ...
  81. The Rules for Getting an FHA Reverse Mortgage

    A reverse mortgage can make it affordable for you to live in your home for the rest of your life. But make sure you know ...
  82. Is Puerto Rico the Next Greece?

    Find out why the Puerto Rican debt downgrade does not necessarily mean the Caribbean island territory is the next Greece ...
  83. 3 Value Stocks Millennials Should Consider

    Understand what a value stock is and why a value stock would be attractive to a millennial. Learn about three value stocks ...
  84. Who Will Win the Fitbit vs. Apple Watch Race?

    Understand the benefits and drawbacks of Fitbit's products and Apple's Watch. Learn which company is poised to take control ...
  85. YouTube Can Be A Real Threat for Netflix

    Understand the similarities and differences between YouTube and Netflix. Learn about three key reasons why YouTube can become ...
  86. China Looking to Deleverage its Existing Debt

    Learn about a possible debt bubble developing in China, and how the Chinese government may be selling assets to deleverage ...
  87. Understanding Janet Yellen's Role On Interest Rates

    Learn about Janet Yellen's role at the Federal Reserve. At first she was known as a dove, but Yellen has actually been quiet ...
  88. 4 Ways Airlines Hedge Against Oil

    Understand what a fuel hedge is and why an airline company would want to implement a hedging strategy. Learn about the different ...
  89. Understanding How the Federal Reserve Creates Money

    Read about how the Federal Reserve actually targets and creates new money in the economy, and find out why the savings and ...
  90. Understanding the Oil & Gas Price Correlation

    Learn how the correlation between the commodity prices for natural gas and oil changed from 2004 to 2015 due to increased ...
  91. 5 Companies That Are Changing the World We Live In

    Learn about the different types of companies that are changing the world; discover five specific companies that represent ...
  92. What Makes Oil Prices Go Up Or Down

    A look at the top factors and reports that affect the price of oil.
  93. 3 High-Yield Investment Grade Stocks You Should Consider

    Discover three high-yield investment-grade stocks for income and appreciation. Interest rate risk is the largest source of ...
  94. You Know Debt & Deficit Are Not The Same, Right?

    An educational article explaining in detail how deficit differs from debt and how are they related.
  95. Looking to Invest in Coca-Cola? Here's What to Expect

    Learn about the Coca-Cola company as well as the industry in which it operates. Understand what its investors should expect ...
  96. Netflix Will Soon Be Worth More Than Direct TV

    Understand the similarities and differences between Netflix and DirectTV. Learn about four key reasons why Netflix will be ...
  97. How the Chinese Stock Market Heavily Affects the US

    Learn about the ways in which the Chinese stock market affects the U.S. economy, the dollar, the interest rate and imports ...
  98. Mark Zuckerberg Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes

    Learn about Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook. Understand where he came from and what in his life helped him ...
  99. 3 Stocks to Protect Your Portfolio from Inflation

    Discover three stocks to protect portfolios against inflation. The best companies to protect against inflation are those ...
  100. What Is So Hot about Salesforce?

    Learn about Salesforce and the suite of customer relationship management software it offers. Understand what exactly makes ...
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