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  1. Wal-Mart Stock: An Earnings Case Study (WMT)

    Examine Wal-Mart's earnings history and outlook. Analyze financial data to determine which factors are driving performance ...
  2. Alcoa vs. BHP Billiton: Which Is Better for My Portfolio?

    Obtain an up-to-date overview of BHP Billiton and Alcoa, Inc., two key players for investors seeking exposure to the aluminum ...
  3. Boeing Stock: An Earnings Case Study (BA)

    Check out the earnings analysis for Boeing, including the company's historical earnings and analysts' past and future earnings ...
  4. Microsoft Stock: An Earnings Case Study (MSFT)

    Examine Microsoft's historic and forecast earnings. Analyze the factors driving recent EPS performance and shaping consensus ...
  5. Value Investing: 5 Tips to Consider in 2016

    Read five tips for value investors to consider in 2016, including how to look beyond traditional metrics and when to expand ...
  6. Google Stock: An Earnings Case Study (GOOGL)

    Analyze Alphabet's recent and historical earnings. Learn about the business trends that influence financial results and analyst ...
  7. Amazon Stock: An Earnings Case Study (AMZN)

    Read this earnings analysis on Amazon, including comments on the company's historical earnings and breakdown of past and ...
  8. 4 Oil Companies Swimming in Debt to Avoid (HK, SWN)

    Discover which oil and natural gas companies American investors should avoid in 2016, and why the industry is awash with ...
  9. Global Energy: 3 Key Industry Players (SNP, XOM)

    Examine the stocks of some of the most important publicly traded companies in the critically important market sector of energy.
  10. Why Saudi Arabia Just Issued $10 Billion in Bonds

    Saudi Arabia has issued a $10 billion bond to global banks. The decision is part of a broader effort by the nation to liberalize ...
  11. 3 Highly Liquid Stocks Under $10 (RF, AUY, SIRI)

    Here are three stocks that would have made you some serious coin over the past three months. They're also highly liquid. ...
  12. Global Financials: 3 Key Industry Players (IDCBY, AXAHY)

    Take a look at three of the largest and most influential global companies that are leaders in the important financial services ...
  13. Ivanka Trump's Empire

    Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump's daughter, is a chip off the old block-and yet, totally not.
  14. EMC's 3 Most Profitable Lines of Business

    Get familiar with the different lines of EMC's cloud computing business, and have a complete look at which lines of its business ...
  15. Analyzing Youku Tudou's Return on Equity (YOKU)

    Learn about Youku Tudou's return on equity (ROE), and find out about China’s biggest competitors for online video services.
  16. What Happens to Bond ETFs in Stressed Markets?

    We are going to dive a little deeper today at how bond exchange traded funds (ETFs) fare when the markets are stressed.
  17. Who Are America's 7-Richest Senators?

    An overview of the seven wealthiest people in the U.S., and how they made their fortunes as well as a look at their various ...
  18. The Financial Future of PPL Corp's Spinoff, Talen Energy (TLN)

    Explore the financial prospects for Talen Energy, the resulting company from PPL Corporation's spinoff, including the impact ...
  19. Retail vs. Tech: How These Companies Use Working Capital

    Learn about the difference between retail and tech businesses' use of working capital and why working capital varies so widely ...
  20. The Key Ingredient Needed for Future Returns

    We discuss why company earnings, in today’s low-return environment, will be critical for generating gains.
  21. One Market Where Oil Doesn’t Really Matter Much

    If you are getting worried that your portfolio will be affected by the recent slide in oil and energy prices, keep reading. ...
  22. H&M: The Secret to its Success

    With 4000 stores worldwide and plans for 4000 more, find out how the Swedish fashion retailer has taken the ''fast fashion" ...
  23. SandRidge's 3 Key Financial Ratios (SDOC)

    Learn more about SandRidge Energy, Inc., a history of the company's performance and financial stability through key financial ...
  24. A Statistic About the U.S. Economy that May Surprise You

    Learn why many commentators seem to be pessimistically focused on the U.S. economy’s weak wage growth and manufacturing sector ...
  25. How to Get the Most out of Your HELOC

    A home equity line of credit allows you to leverage your home for different reasons. Here are three ways to get the most ...
  26. Do Liquid Alts Deliver During Volatile Markets?

    Have liquid alternative funds and ETFs delivered in this volatile stock market and over time? It depends.
  27. Where Will Currencies Go From Here?

    We discuss the factors behind these 3 trends: a rising U.S. dollar, a selloff in EM currencies and a weakening yuan, and ...
  28. Do You Believe in Central Bank Magic?

    There are credible explanations for the recent economic rally, but most importantly, central banks have added still more ...
  29. Best Ways to Get Free Credit Scores in 2016

    You've probably seen spammy ads offering the opportunity to check your credit score for "free." Well, not all credit score ...
  30. IAG vs. Air France-KLM: Why IAG is Flying High in Europe

    Find out why shares of IAG outperformed Air France in 2014 and 2015. Explore the important operational metrics and financial ...
  31. Analyzing Cliffs Natural Resources’ Return on Equity (CLF)

    Understand how declining sales, earnings and losses have affected Cliffs Natural Resources' ROE, and the lasting impact of ...
  32. The Ultimate Bull: Laszlo Birinyi's Bet on the S&P

    Find out about stock market guru Laszlo Birinyi's latest forecast and why he is so optimistic about the future of the stock ...
  33. Analyzing Ambarella's Return on Equity (AMBA, GPRO)

    Learn how Ambarella, Inc. ranks among its peers for return-on-equity performance and how it can be used to forecast performance ...
  34. Solar City's 3 Key Financial Ratios (SCTY)

    Learn about SolarCity Corporation and its three key financial ratios that will help you understand its business and financial ...
  35. How Is the Bank of Japan Monetizing Government Debt?

    With its massive QE program and more recent adoption of negative interest rates, it looks like the BOJ is monetizing the ...
  36. How Do the 5 Most Liquid ETFs, ETNs Perform?

    These highly liquid ETFs (and ETN) are extremely popular. Does popularity equal investment appreciation?
  37. When Volatility Taxes Your Patience & Your Portfolio

    Find out how municipal bonds can be an attractive source of after-tax income, no matter what your tax bracket.
  38. The Real Reason Markets Are Volatile

    Market watchers have thrown out many theories to explain the elevated volatility across asset classes, but here is a better ...
  39. 10 Companies With No Debt (DOX,NHTC,PAYX)

    These 10 companies have no debt, a big positive in today's economic environment. Three stand out above the rest.
  40. Analyzing Chesapeake Energy's Return on Equity (CHK, COP)

    Analyze Chesapeake Energy's ROE, and understand why declining revenues and mounting expenses have dropped the company's earnings ...
  41. Analyzing 3D Systems’ Return on Equity (DDD, SSYS)

    Find out how 3D Systems' ROE has changed over time and how it compares to peers. How have profitability, asset turnover and ...
  42. Analyzing ConocoPhillips’ Return on Equity (COP, XOM)

    Analyze the return on equity (ROE) of ConocoPhillips, and understand how falling earnings and margins amid low oil prices ...
  43. Understanding The Cash Conversion Cycle

    Find out how a simple calculation can help you uncover the most efficient companies.
  44. How To Analyze A Company's Financial Position

    Find out how to calculate important ratios and compare them to market value.
  45. The Difference Between Finance And Economics

    Learn the differences between these closely related disciplines and how they inform and influence each other.
  46. How To Use The P/E Ratio And PEG To Tell A Stock's Future

    While the price-to-earnings ratio is commonly used for assessing stock prices, the price/earnings-to-growth ratio offers ...
  47. Market Value Versus Book Value

    Understanding the difference between book value and market value is a simple yet fundamentally critical component to analyze ...
  48. The Top 5 Micro Cap Hardware Stocks for 2016 (DGII, UCTT)

    Discover five compelling microcap hardware stocks for 2016. Find out how growth outlook, valuation and analyst recommendations ...
  49. Analyzing FireEye's Return on Equity (FEYE, ANGI)

    Find out why FireEye had negative ROE in 2015. Learn how FireEye compares to peers on net profit margin, asset turnover ratio ...
  50. Why Millennial Women are Tuning into their Finances

    We take a closer look at sentiment among millennial women revealed some key differences when compared to millennial men and ...
  51. Acadian Asset Management: Investment Manager Highlight (STT)

    Take a closer look at Acadian Asset Management, the Boston-based global equity investment advisory firm that specializes ...
  52. Analyzing FuelCell Energy’s Return on Equity (FCEL, PLUG)

    Analyze FuelCell's return on equity (ROE) and understand the components that have kept the company from generating earnings ...
  53. Analyzing Tata Motors Limited's Return on Equity (TTM, F)

    Explore Tata Motors' calendar-year 2015 return on equity (ROE). Find out how profit margin, asset turnover and financial ...
  54. Analyzing LKQ Corp's Return on Equity (LKQ, DLPH)

    Explore LKQ Corp's recent operating performance to see what factors are driving return on equity (ROE). How does ROE compare ...
  55. Analyzing Tesla's Return on Equity (TSLA, FCAU)

    Learn about Tesla's return on equity (ROE). With DuPont analysis, discover why ROE has been negative since Tesla's IPO and ...
  56. 5 Reasons West Pharmaceutical Services Should Be Shorted (WST)

    Discover why declining fundamentals, currency woes, high valuations and recent performance have set West Pharmaceutical stock ...
  57. Analyzing Marvell Technology Group's Return on Equity (MRVL, TSM)

    Learn about Marvell Technologies' return on equity (ROE), and find out how net margin, financial leverage and asset turnover ...
  58. Analyzing Petroleo Brasileiro's Return on Equity (PBR, XOM)

    Analyze the return on equity (ROE) of Petroleo Brasileiro, and identify the key factors that have driven the company's ROE ...
  59. Analyzing Zynga's Return on Equity (ZNGA, EA)

    Analyze Zynga's return on equity, and understand why sustained net losses and negative margins have kept the company's ROE ...
  60. AutoNation Vs. CarMax: Comparing Under The Hood (AN, KMX)

    Explore the recent financial performance and outlook for AutoNation and CarMax. Learn how they compare on growth, financial ...
  61. How the Selfie Obsession Is Driving GoPro's Stock Price (GPRO, AAPL)

    Understand how the selfie craze has driven the performance of GoPro's stock up and down, and investigate what the future ...
  62. Manhattan Associates Continues to Rally: What's Next? (MANH)

    Analyze the current state of Manhattan Associates stock by evaluating the company's fundamentals and comparing its valuations ...
  63. 3 Volatile Consumer Discretionary Stocks for the Risk Taker (PCLN, CMG)

    Learn why Priceline, Chipotle and Wynn Resorts represent a few of the best volatile stocks on the market for investors willing ...
  64. The 3 Most Shorted Stocks in the Dow (CAT, BA)

    Identify the three most shorted Dow stocks in 2016, and understand the factors that have made short sellers bearish on these ...
  65. The 3 Drivers Behind AON's Impressive Stock Performance (AON)

    Identify the key factors that led to Aon's excellent stock performance from 2011 to 2014 and understand why the stock has ...
  66. The Economics Behind Designer Heels (TWX, MC)

    Discover the factors and trends that impact the rising cost of designer heels. The cost of materials pushes the cost of designer ...
  67. 3 Volatile Consumer Staples Stocks for the Risk Taker (WFM, SFM)

    Explore detailed analyses of three volatile consumer staple stocks, and learn why they may be poised to rise in 2016 after ...
  68. 2 Stocks to Invest in After January's Meltdown (LUV, AMT)

    Find stocks at bargain prices after the January 2016 stock market meltdown, while focusing on companies with little reliance ...
  69. What Big Data Can Tell us about the Economy

    Given recent market turbulence, it’s no wonder that investors are wondering whether the economy is heading in the right direction. ...
  70. What Medtronic Plans to Gain From Its Acquisition of Medina Medical (MDT)

    Learn about Medtronic's acquisition of Medina Medical. Find out why Medtronic wanted Medina's product portfolio and how it ...
  71. Analyzing Transocean's Return on Equity (RIG)

    Learn about the factors influencing Transocean's return on equity (ROE). How has its net margin influenced its ROE and how ...
  72. 3 Volatile Technology Stocks for the Risk Taker (GOOGL, FB)

    The tech sector has been experiencing a high degree of volatility. Learn about the top three technology stocks poised to ...
  73. Is American Airlines Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (AAL)

    Learn about the long-term investment thesis for American Airlines. Find out if American Airlines' stock is right for your ...
  74. Analyzing Arena Pharma's Return on Equity (ARNA, IMGN)

    Explore Arena Pharmaceutical's return on equity (ROE) and find out what is driving its significant negative returns. Find ...
  75. Analyzing Yahoo's Return on Equity (YHOO)

    Learn about Yahoo's return on equity (ROE) and find out how net margin, asset turnover and financial leverage impact its ...
  76. 3 Reasons to be Bearish on Community Health Systems Inc. (CYH)

    Explore three reasons investors should be bearish on Community Health Systems. Learn how recent financial results have influenced ...
  77. Analyzing Gilead's Return on Equity (GILD, NVO)

    Explore Gilead Science's 2015 return on equity (ROE). Learn about the impact of net margin, asset turnover and financial ...
  78. The Top 5 Positions in Ken Fisher's Portfolio (AMZN, LQD)

    Pay attention to whether Amazon.com, Inc. remains the top holding of Fisher Asset Management despite a 27% share price drop ...
  79. Analyzing Chevron's Return on Equity (CVX, XOM)

    Learn why Chevron's ROE has fallen in recent years as oil prices have declined and the company's large capital spending projects ...
  80. Analyzing Micron's Return on Equity (MU, NVDA)

    Learn about Micron Technology's return on equity. What does DuPont analysis tell investors about the company's ROE relative ...
  81. Analyzing Qualcomm's Return on Equity (QCOM)

    Learn about Qualcomm's return on equity. Find out how net profit margin, asset turnover and financial leverage impact ROE ...
  82. Analyzing McKesson's Return on Equity (MCK, CAH)

    Analyze McKesson's return on equity (ROE), including how it compares to historical performance and its peers, and what factors ...
  83. Analyzing Oracle's Price & Profitability Ratios in 2016 (ORCL)

    Understand Oracle Corporation's business by taking a close look at its profitability and price ratios.
  84. Top 5 Positions in John Griffin's Portfolio

    Learn more about "tiger cub" John Griffin and discover the top five holdings in his portfolio.
  85. Analyzing GoldCorp's Return on Equity (GG)

    Discover more about the five-year history of Goldcorp, Inc., including historical return on equity (ROE) analysis and future ...
  86. Analyzing EMC's Return on Equity (ROE)

    Learn about EMC's return on equity (ROE). Find out how net profit margin, asset turnover and financial leverage impact ROE ...
  87. Analyzing Bank of America's Return on Equity (BAC)

    Discover analysts 2016 outlook for Bank of America Corporation, including a look at the company's past, present and future ...
  88. Analyzing Johnson & Johnson's Return on Equity (JNJ, PFE)

    Learn about Johnson & Johnson's recent return on equity, what has driven the recent trends, and how it compares to competitors ...
  89. Gilead's 3 Most Profitable Lines of Business (GILD)

    Discover the top three most profitable products generating over 65% of sales for Gilead Sciences to understand if this stock ...
  90. Analyzing Solar City's Return on Equity (SCTY, SPWR)

    Learn why SolarCity has had years of negative ROEs and what has caused the loss of earnings. Also understand how its future ...
  91. Analyzing T-Mobile's Return on Equity (TMUS, RCI)

    Learn about T-Mobile's return on equity (ROE). How has its ROE changed with its net margin over recent years, and how does ...
  92. Vestas Wind Systems: Time to Invest?

    Examine the history and recent performance of Vestas Wind Systems, and learn why the company's stock may be poised to surge ...
  93. Analyzing Halliburton's Return on Equity (HAL, BHI)

    Analyze Halliburton's 2015 return on equity (ROE). Find out how profitability, leverage and asset turnover impact ROE and ...
  94. Northfield Bancorp: Can It Turn Things Around in 2016? (NFBK, HWDY)

    Take a look at a review and analysis of Northfield Bancorp, Inc. stock, and learn why it is poised to bounce back from its ...
  95. Liberty Global: Time to Invest? (LBTYA)

    Analyze the communications services provider Liberty Global PLC and determine the likelihood of a stock turnaround.
  96. Will Abercrombie & Fitch's Transformation Save Its Stock? (ANF)

    Learn how, beset by competitive pressures and backlash against a perceived elitist attitude, Abercrombie & Fitch has recaptured ...
  97. HEICO Corp: Will Its Stock Keep Flying? (HEI)

    Obtain a current analysis of HEICO Corporation stock to find out whether or not the aerospace products supplier will keep ...
  98. Analyzing Kinder Morgan's Return on Equity (KMI, WMB)

    Analyze Kinder Morgan's return on equity (ROE) since 2009, and understand how oil price volatility and a large acquisition ...
  99. Diamond In The Rough: Valero Energy Corporation

    Take a look at Valero Energy Corporation to discover why the stock has outperformed, and may continue to do so, in the energy ...
  100. Altria's 3 Key Financial Ratios (MO)

    Learn about Altria Group, a producer of tobacco products, and learn about its business by taking a closer look at its key ...
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