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  1. Can Under Armour Catch Nike?

    Under Armour has become the second-largest athletic apparel company in the world, trailing only Nike. How did it get there, ...
  2. Look For These Red Flags In The Income Statement

    Companies can overstate their revenues and understate their losses to boost investor confidence. Learn how to spot the these ...
  3. How Central Banks Control The Supply Of Money

    A look at the ways central banks pump or drain money from the economy to keep it healthy.
  4. Do Record Stock Highs Signal A Top?

    Despite higher rates, U.S. stocks have been posting new records in recent weeks, despite investor concerns about slowing ...
  5. Online Gaming Industry Stocks

    A look at some of the top stocks in the online gaming industry.
  6. Abenomics Vs. Quantitative Easing: Which Works Best?

    Abenomics and QE are versions of extraordinary stimulus measures initiated by the Japanese government and the U.S government, ...
  7. Invest In Cyber Security With These Stocks

    Learn about some amazing cyber security plays in this hot sector.
  8. Should My Portfolio Include Private Equity?

    Private equity offers a lot of potential, but is it worth the risk?
  9. Tesla Home Batteries Could Transform Your Electric Bill

    With limited daylight hours, solar power cannot power our homes at night, but Tesla Motors might help solve that problem.
  10. Understanding Lululemon's Business Model

    Lululemon has succeeded in marketing more than just fitness apparel. The company has strategies for continued growth, but ...
  11. Buying a Home? The Best Places Share This Feature

    The most lucrative areas to invest in a home are cities where job growth is robust.
  12. 6 Stocks for Millennials (or Anyone)

    Savvy Millennial investors looking for long-term winners should take a look at these stocks.
  13. Top Healthcare, Medical Equipment Stocks of 2015

    A short list of the top healthcare and medical equipment stocks of 2015.
  14. What A Rate Hike May Mean For Stocks

    By the end of the year, investors will likely be contending with the first Federal Reserve (Fed) rate hike in nearly a decade. ...
  15. Will These High-Flying Stocks Stay Hot in 2015?

    These 10 stocks were on fire in 2014. Will they stay hot?
  16. Top 10 Stocks Under $10 Dollars In 2015

    Looking for value investment in stocks under $10? Investopedia provides a list of $10 high-potential stocks trading under ...
  17. Apple or Google: Which is the Better Bet?

    Apple and Google have made many investors rich since the turn of the century. Which is more appealing going forward?
  18. Invest in Cancer Research with These 3 Stocks

    These cancer research stocks offer both a high ceiling and the potential to save lives.
  19. Should Investors Get Into Oil Now?

    Oil has enjoyed a steady climb after a violent plunge. Where is it going next, and how can investors profit?
  20. What More Volatility Means For Momentum Stocks

    One byproduct of the recent tick higher in bond yields: a meaningful rise in volatility for both stocks and bonds.
  21. How To Implement A Smart Beta Investing Strategy

    Smart beta investing is the notion of re-writing investment rules to improve investment outcomes by targeting exposures to ...
  22. How To Value Airline Stocks

    We explain what drives the stocks of airline companies and how best to assess their values.
  23. How Microsoft & Apple's Balance Sheets Compare

    Looking at two iconic companies, Microsoft and Apple, whose balance is sheet is stronger and where?
  24. Small-Cap Biotech Stocks to Watch

    Home runs in the small cap biotechnology market are hard to come by. Here are some names to watch.
  25. Key Financial Ratios for Pharma Stock Investing

    Analysts simplify the business of investing in pharma by studying key financial ratios and metrics. Know these metrics before ...
  26. 5 Signs You're Getting Bad Financial Advice

    Use good judgment and practice due diligence when contracting with professional money managers and advisors.
  27. Who Are Netflix's Main Competitors?

    Netflix has many competitors, but is that really what current and potential shareholders should be worried about?
  28. Can You Invest in China's Huawei?

    Have you heard of giant Chinese telecom maker Huawei? Here's what you need to know.
  29. Is Amazon Overvalued? Compare Price-To-Sales Ratios

    The price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio is the most common and easiest valuation metric to calculate. But what happens when earnings ...
  30. Distinguish A Stock Price Correction With A Price Trend

    We explain how you can use trend lines to help avoid market corrections.
  31. 7 Bankrupt Companies That Came Back

    Bankruptcy is often the end of a company – until it isn't.
  32. Too Late To Invest In EM?

    Investors have flocked to developing markets amid continued low U.S. interest rates & hopes of further economic stimulus ...
  33. Why Investment Bank IPO Valuations Go Wrong

    The costly services of investment banks don’t necessarily guarantee accuracy in IPO pricing.
  34. Is Liquidity Improved By High Frequency Trading (HFT)?

    Is the market liquidity provided by high frequency trading a reality or an illusion?
  35. What Makes Apple Inc. So Valuable?

    Apple is the most valuable company in the world by a landslide. How did it get there and will it stay on top?
  36. Are These the Top 3 Value Stocks of 2015?

    A look at three value plays for the long-term investor.
  37. Free Cash Flow vs EBITDA: Which Should You Analyze?

    FCF and EBITDA are two ways of looking at the earnings of a business. EBITDA might be better for comparison purposes, while ...
  38. Key Financial Ratios For The Retail Industry

    The retail industry is measured on sales growth in existing store, forecasted based on foot traffic and ticket data, and ...
  39. The Netflix P/E Ratio: What You Need To Know

    We show you how to compute and analyze the P/E ratio for Netflix.
  40. Trading Risks And Rewards In Your Favor

    Measure reward and risk targets before taking a trade, and let those numbers guide your open position.
  41. Know Key Financial Data Before Betting On Airlines

    The airline industry is highly cyclical. Investors need to understand where the industry is in the cycle in order to assign ...
  42. Investment Banks: Not a Good Bet Right Now?

    Investment banks might appear safe to investors at the moment, but they're probably more dangerous than advertised.
  43. The Story Behind Apple's Success

    The marketing helps, and the media and fan frenzy never hurt; but it is the quality of the products that drive Apple's success. ...
  44. Why International Diversification Matters Today

    Given the breadth and diversity of the U.S. economy and market, many U.S. investors feel comfortable keeping their money ...
  45. The U.S. Economy May Be Stronger Than You Think

    While the economic performance in the U.S. broadly disappointed in the first quarter, temporary factors presented one-off ...
  46. The Story Behind Google's Success

    An ongoing commitment to innovation and rapid iteration drives Google's ongoing success.
  47. How to Analyze Pharma Stock Fundamentals

    What you need to know about analyzing the fundamentals of pharma stocks.
  48. Why These May Be the Top 4 Growth Stocks of 2015

    These four stocks have high upside potential in 2015.
  49. The Story Behind Shake Shack's Success

    A humble Madison Square Park hot dog stand grew to become a gourmet casual food powerhouse in a classic American success ...
  50. Private Equity's Returns Are Tempered By Its Risks

    Private equity firms adopt approaches to quickly hike up earnings and boost returns, but these investments come with big ...
  51. Why Cash Management Is Key To Business Success

    Businesses need to generate a healthy cash flow to survive, but not hold too much so that inventory suffers or investment ...
  52. Fight Volatility and Inflation with Infrastructure

    As institutional investors flock to infrastructure assets there's good reason for retail investors to follow suit.
  53. Are These the Top Dividend Stocks of 2015?

    These dividend-paying companies offer a lot more than just dividends.
  54. Top 10 Alternative Energy Stocks for 2015

    As energy demands continue to rise, the alternative energy sector is heating up. Here are the top 10 promising alternative ...
  55. Why Is Chipotle So Successful & Popular?

    Chipotle's emphasis on simplicity and high-quality ingredients have made the restaurant immensely popular among consumers ...
  56. When Will The Bull Market End?

    A few weeks ago, the current bull market celebrated its sixth anniversary, making it one of the longest in history.
  57. 4 Oil Penny Stocks to Watch ... Just Be Patient

    If these four penny oil stocks survive the worst of times, they will present bargain basement prices with massive upside ...
  58. Why These are 2015's Top 3 Travel Industry Stocks

    These three travel-related companies are growing their businesses on both the top and bottom lines. Here's why.
  59. How To Avoid The 5 Most Dangerous Market Scenarios

    Recognizing the five most dangerous market scenarios can save a fortune in avoidable losses, setting the stage for long term ...
  60. Are You Ready To Be A Professional Trader?

    Here's help in making the quantum leap from novice to crackerjack trader.
  61. Methods To Estimate The Cost Of A Local Restaurant

    Here are key factors to consider, and helpful formulas to use, to assess how much a local restaurant would likely be sold ...
  62. Unlocking The P/E Ratio For Apple

    We show you how to compute and analyze the P/E ratio for Apple.
  63. Analyzing Google's Balance Sheet

    We take a look at Google's balance sheet to learn about the health of the company and how well it is run.
  64. Are These 2015's 10 Best Telecom Stocks?

    Telecom stocks offer generous dividend yields, but it's imperative to make sure those dividends are likely to stay in place. ...
  65. What You Need To Know About Google's P/E Ratio

    We show you how to calculate the price to earnings ratio, a key valuation metric, for Google.
  66. Is Now A Good Time To Invest in Tesla?

    Tesla offers prospects for rewards, but risks are many. Risks include strong competition, rewards include market potential ...
  67. Investing in REITs: What You Need to Know

    Thinking of investing in REITs? Here's what you need to know first.
  68. The Future of Big Pharma Stocks

    A look at the future health of big pharma stocks.
  69. How to Do the Fundamental And Technical Combo Trade

    Fundamental and technical analyses should be viewed as complementary rather than competing practices. When combined, these ...
  70. What Lies Ahead for Apple's P/E ratio

    Recently, Apple's P/E multiple has come down to levels equal to the S&P 500. What does the future hold for the tech giant's ...
  71. Why These Could Be 2015's 10 Best Biotech Stocks

    A quick look at a 10 biotech companies that are poised to deliver for shareholders in 2015.
  72. How To Build A Bond Ladder?

    Bond laddering is a strategy used when building a portfolio: an investor can spread out interest rate risk and create a stream ...
  73. Why These Could Be 2015's 10-Best Media Stocks

    A list of top-tier and speculative media stocks for 2015.
  74. Is Quantitative Easing Destroying The Euro?

    Quantitative easing being undertaken by the ECB to stabilize the Eurozone economies is sure to have some impact in decreasing ...
  75. Bulk Shipping Companies Struggle As Markets Soften

    The "soft" dry bulk shipping market that confronts shipping companies is a result of lower demand from China, and an excessive ...
  76. Why Is The Nasdaq 5,000 Different This Time?

    The Nasdaq this week has slipped below the 5,000 high-water mark it reached last week. The last time it hit above 5,000 was ...
  77. Effects of OIS Discounting for Derivative Traders

    The use of OIS discounting has important implications for derivative valuations and could positively or negatively impact ...
  78. Can You Bank on BofA in 2015 (and Beyond)?

    An in-depth look at BofA, one of the most widely-traded stocks on Wall Street.
  79. Is This Dividend Stock A Value Or Value Trap?

    We can say that Fifth Street Finance has had a rough year, but there's a huge difference between an undervalued stock and ...
  80. Why These Could Be 2015's 10-Best Pharma Stocks

    The pharmaceutical stocks covered here have significant potential going forward. Here's why.
  81. Why These Are 2015's 10-Best Financial Stocks

    If you're going to invest in the financial stocks, these names need to be on your radar.
  82. Could Amgen's Next Drug Be Worth $100 Billion?

    Amgen hopes it will win an FDA green light for evolocumab, a next-generation cholesterol fighter, which could grab a big ...
  83. 5 Reasons Sirius XM Haters Are Gone

    Bears continue to clear out of Sirius XM Holdings. There were fewer than 146 million of its shares sold short by the end ...
  84. Has The Time Come To Sell Vertex Pharmaceuticals?

    While it's been a choppy ride for Vertex Pharmaceuticals investors, the stock has handily outperformed the broader market ...
  85. American Airlines Can Survive Rising Fuel Prices

    American Airlines shares nearly doubled in value between mid-October and late January, as the price of oil slid to a multiyear ...
  86. Is Shake Shack Stock the Next Chipotle? Here Are The Financials

    Like Chipotle, Shake Shack is a publicly traded company in the fast casual industry, but investors have different projections ...
  87. Can Eagle Rock Energy Partners Soar In 2015?

    Eagle Rock Energy has seen its prices drop, but there is a ray of hope that could send units higher in 2015 even if the price ...
  88. Are These the 10 Best Energy Stocks of 2015?

    These energy stocks are a bit more speculative than you might expect, but their long-term upside potentials are high.
  89. Are These the 10 Best Internet Stocks of 2015?

    These internet companies vary in size, but they all offer future potential.
  90. 2 Areas Where Stratasys Can Improve

    Stratasys has suffered missteps, including struggling to meet or exceed Wall Street expectations, and dealing with compressing ...
  91. What Must The UK Do To Keep North Sea Oil Afloat?

    The UK government may need to take drastic action to ensure the viability of UK North Sea offshore oil production amid high ...
  92. Why Celgene Won't Pay A Dividend Anytime Soon

    The biotech sector has been virtually unstoppable over the past three years and has widely outperformed the broader market. ...
  93. Will Spinoffs Give American Capital A Pop?

    American Capital shareholders have long awaited a plan to spin off the company's investments from its prized asset-management ...
  94. The 3 Biggest Risks For GoPro Stock

    GoPro's popular performance videos are proliferating the interwebs at increasing rates, but may investors might not be yet ...
  95. Why Westport Innovations Will Keep Struggling

    The energy sector has been a minefield for investors, with many companies seeing their business models threatened by lower ...
  96. 4 Signs You're Headed For Financial Trouble

    Here are some warnings that you could be in over your head financially – and how to fix the situation before it's too late.
  97. Is Holding Cash Making You Lose Money?

    Six years into one of the better bull markets of the modern era, retail investors are still holding onto a lot of cash: 4 ...
  98. Will American Airlines Fall Back To Earth In 2015?

    The airline industry enjoys blockbuster profits, and American Airlines Group has been a key beneficiary of the favorable ...
  99. 3 Areas 3D Systems Is Working To Improve

    3D Systems has taken a jack-of-all-trades approach to its market opportunity in 3D printing, striving to become a leader ...
  100. 3 Things That Could Hold Intuitive Surgical Back

    Taking a long-term view that favors Intuitive Surgical developer increasing in value, doesn't mean that there are near-term ...
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