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  1. Emerging Markets: Analyzing The Philippines' GDP

    Although its growth rate was mediocre in the past, the Philippines is slowly yet steadily emerging as a rising tiger.
  2. U.S. Federal Reserve Sits Tight on Interest Rates

    Bringing an end to the speculation on whether to hike interest rates or not, U.S. Federal Reserve has decided to keep the ...
  3. Did the Fed Miss its Window to Raise Rates?

    The debate in the media over whether the Federal Reserve will announce liftoff this month or in December continues to rage ...
  4. 2 Sectors to Explore When Rates Rise

    While the market selloff and declining inflation expectations have lowered the probability of a Fed rate rise, U.S. economic ...
  5. S&P Downgrades Japan’s Sovereign Debt Rating

    In a major blow to the Japanese government, S&P Ratings downgraded the country’s sovereign debt by one notch from AA minus ...
  6. Are We in Bubble Territory?

    Are we in bubble territory? If so, why? (or Why Not?)
  7. How Booming Debt Will Turn into Dooming Debt

    Debt can fuel markets for a lengthy period of time, but the end result is never good. Here's why.
  8. Have Stocks Seen the Bottom Yet?

    The market has been turbulent as of late. But have stocks hit bottom?
  9. Emerging Markets: Analyzing Indonesia's GDP

    We look at the GDP of Indonesia, which bore the brunt of the Asian financial crisis but weathered the 2008 financial crisis ...
  10. 3 Reasons to Invest in Discounted Commodities

    Though they're selling at depressed prices, there are several reasons that it could make sense to invest in commodities now. ...
  11. U.S. Stock Market Rallies Before Fed’s Rate Decision

    Before the much awaited decision of U.S. Federal Reserve on whether to hike the interest rates or not, U.S. Stock Markets ...
  12. Implications of the Federal Reserve's Impending Rate Hike

    The Federal Reserve begins its two-day meeting on Wednesday, September 16, and everyone is watching to see if the central ...
  13. Why Positive Economic Data Pushes the Market Down

    Unemployment comes in higher than analysts’ expectations, and the market rallies 1% instead of dropping. GDP growth exceeds ...
  14. The 3 Top Things to Know About Donald Trump's Economic Views

    Learn how Donald Trump's economic views are big on confidence but short on specifics. Identify the candidate's top three ...
  15. The 3 Industries Driving China's Economy

    Read an analysis of the Chinese economy and its major sectors, particularly after a series of pro-market reforms took place ...
  16. China's Economic Collapse Good For the U.S.?

    After years of unprecedented expansion, growth in China has finally begun to slow. Does the United States need to worry or ...
  17. Top 4 Diversified Emerging Market Mutual Funds (NEWFX, VEIEX)

    Explore analysis of the top diversified emerging market mutual funds, and learn about their modern portfolio theory statistics, ...
  18. 3 Stocks to Play a Falling Unemployment Rate (KFY, LNCE)

    Three stocks to consider as the unemployment rate falls.
  19. Why a Strong U.S. Dollar is Bad for Investors

    A strong U.S. dollar is bad news for most investors. Here are some ways to minimize your exposure.
  20. Fed's Interest Rate Decision Holds Sway Tuesday

    Further proof of our bleak times was provided yesterday by declining numbers in global trade growth.
  21. Find the Right Reverse Mortgage Counseling Agency

    How to hook up with a counselor who can help you make the right decision about this trickiest of financing vehicles.
  22. The Top 5 Under-the-Radar Cities for Job Seekers

    Don't be misled by 'Top 10' lists that rank cities purely on job growth. These cities get top marks for income growth and ...
  23. Top 4 Ultrashort Bond Mutual Funds (VUBFX, ASARX)

    Explore analysis of some of the top mutual funds tracking the ultrashort duration bond market, and learn about their characteristics ...
  24. Emerging Markets: Analyzing South Korea's GDP

    South Korea's transition from a war-devastated poor country to an affluent developed nation presents a phenomenal growth ...
  25. How Retirees Should Think About Market Corrections

    Stock market corrections can be scary for retirees living off their investment income. Panic isn't an option. Retirees can ...
  26. Is a Rate Hike Already Priced Into the Market?

    Is the recent selloff in equities related to the Fed's probable interest rate hike, or are problems bigger than the Fed wants ...
  27. How the Slowdown in China Affects the Fed's Upcoming Decision

    While China’s slowing economy complicates the Fed’s signaled intentions to raise interest rates, officials remain divided ...
  28. Thursday Update: Global Markets And Energy Price Volatility

    After a brief spell of good news at the beginning of this week, global markets continued their uncertain trajectory yesterday.
  29. Millennials Guide: How to Pick the Right Mortgage

    Here’s help in finding the perfect, affordable loan for that home you have been dreaming about.
  30. How Does the Puerto Rican Debt Crisis Affect the US?

    Learn about the specifics of the Puerto Rican debt crisis and why economists disagree on how significantly it could affect ...
  31. 3 Things Investors Should Heed from Puerto Rico

    The Puerto Rican debt crisis matters more than you think. Here's how it could impact you.
  32. How Regulations Protect Reverse Mortgage Borrowers

    They're complex animals, which is why there are government guidelines in place to protect borrowers.
  33. Japan’s Economy Contracted in Q2

    Japan’s Cabinet Office said that the country’s economy contracted by 1.2% in second quarter of 2015 amid sluggish consumer ...
  34. How Inflation Affects Your Cash Savings

    Prices tend to rise over time and this inflation can cut into the value of your savings. Here are some ways you can manage ...
  35. Is U.S. Inflation on the Horizon?

    Inflation, or the general price level of all goods and services in an economy, has remained subdued in the years following ...
  36. Job Report Brings Fed Rate Hike Into Question

    On Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its report on employment situation in the U.S. for the month of August. ...
  37. Build a Retirement Portfolio for a Different World

    When it comes to retirement rules of thumb, the financial industry is experiencing new guidelines and the new rules for navigating ...
  38. How to Job Search While You're Still Employed

    The best time to look for a new job is when you already have one.
  39. Examining Mexico's Trillion-Dollar GDP

    Examining the gross domestic product growth and composition of Mexico, the second largest economy in Latin America
  40. What Causes Inflation in the United States

    Inflation is the main catalyst behind U.S monetary policy. But what causes this phenomenon of sustained rising prices? Read ...
  41. Millennials Guide: Buying Your First House

    Millennial homebuyers need to research a lot of things, such as how much to pay, down payments, PMI, FHA loans and special ...
  42. 3 Reasons Why Countries Devalue Their Currency

    Ever since world currencies abandoned the gold standard and allowed their exchange rates to float freely against each other, ...
  43. Is a Recession Coming?

    In the space of a week, the VIX Index, a measure of market volatility, spiked from 13, suggesting extreme complacency, to ...
  44. 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.
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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.
  47. Top 3 Switzerland ETFs (EWL, HEWL)

    Explore detailed analysis and information of the top three Swiss exchange-traded funds that offer exposure to the Swiss equities ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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.
  50. Guidelines for FHA Reverse Mortgages

    FHA guidelines protect borrowers from major mistakes, prevent lenders from taking advantage of borrowers and encourage lenders ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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 ...
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. 5 Reasons to Expect Lower Stock Returns

    Lower stock returns are likely here to stay for some time. Here are five reasons why.
  62. 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.
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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.
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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 ...
  71. 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, ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. Pros and Cons of Capitalist vs Socialist Economies

    Capitalism relies on the markets. Socialism, on government planning. Each system has its pros and cons.
  74. 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 ...
  75. What's Wrong with the American Tax System

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

    Not sure where oil and gold are headed? The answer is complex.
  77. The 8 Best ETFs for Rising Rates, Flagging Stocks (MINT, RAVI)

    With the markets starting to sag, should you go on the defensive? If so, which ETFs should you consider?
  78. 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 ...
  79. Simple Interest Loans: Do They Exist?

    Yes, they do. Here is what they are – and how to use them to your advantage.
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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. ...
  82. Using Fibonacci to Analyze Gold (GLD, GC)

    Use Fibonacci studies to analyze gold by picking out hidden harmonic levels that can provide major support or resistance.
  83. 10 Ways to Manage Student Loan Debt

    How to manage those pesky payments as you embark on adult life.
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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, ...
  86. Startup Analysis: How Much Is Spotify Worth? (AAPL)

    Learn about the private company Spotify and how it has achieved success. Understand the company's most recent valuation and ...
  87. 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 ...
  88. 3 Characteristics of Caribbean Economies

    An overview of the common characteristics of Caribbean economies.
  89. 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 ...
  90. Chinese Yuan: A 360 Degree Analysis (CNY)

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

    Learn about the Chinese search company Baidu, how it is similar to Google, and why it is successful. Understand whether it ...
  92. Gazprom and Shell: The Right Partnership? (RDS.A, GAZP)

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

    Has oil bottomed or is there more pain to come?
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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.
  96. Is OPEC The World's Unofficial Oil Central Bank?

    Could OPEC ever function as a central bank for crude oil? Not likely.
  97. 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.
  98. What's Behind Thailand's GDP Rollercoaster?

    Understanding the economic composition of Thailand, a vibrant South-Asian nation.
  99. 5 Ways to Up Your Chance of Getting a Mortgage

    Tips and ways to improve your chances of getting a mortgage.
  100. 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 ...
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