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  1. The Best 3 Dividend Stocks Under $5 (AUO, LYG)

    Discover three top dividend stocks trading under $5, the reasoning behind their stable dividends, and their unique positions ...
  2. Computing Historical Volatility in Excel

    We examine how annualized historical volatility is computed from daily log returns, variance and standard deviation.
  3. Calculating Net Present Value at Different Points Using Excel

    Calculating the net present value (NPV) of your investment projects using Excel.
  4. Chevron Stock: A Dividend Analysis (CVX)

    Discover a detailed analysis of Chevron's dividend policy, and learn about the dividend policies of its competitors Exxon ...
  5. High-Yield Corporate Bonds: Issuers and Investors

    High-yield bonds play a significant role in various investment portfolios. An examination of the issuers' and investors' ...
  6. Is it Time to Hedge Your Stock Portfolio?

    Recent weeks have seen stocks, credit and even emerging markets start to recover. Unfortunately, the gains haven’t been driven ...
  7. Why the Restaurant Biz Has Narrow Profit Margins

    ...and why people still do it.
  8. Time to Worry About a Profit Recession?

    3rd Q earnings season, a weak global economy, a strong dollar and collapsing energy prices suggest that the U.S. may be in ...
  9. Wells Fargo Stock: A Dividend Analysis (WFC)

    Take a look at a fundamental analysis of Wells Fargo & Company as a potential investment in the banking industry, especially ...
  10. How Bethany Mota's YouTube Vlog Became An Empire

    Less than seven years ago, Bethany Mota was just another teenager. Thanks to YouTube, she is a celebrity who makes more than ...
  11. Is the Recent Pullback at Analog Devices a Buying Opportunity? (ADI)

    Learn about Analog Devices' valuation following a price drop. Find out whether the stock is cheap relative to its peers and ...
  12. How to Avoid Stocks Full of Tourist Investors

    Tourist investors are short-term thinkers who invest in droves. Here are some steps to help you avoid tourist stocks.
  13. An Undiscovered Growth Stock for Your Portfolio (OFLX)

    Here's a boring business with the potential to yield big profits for investors.
  14. Is Rite Aid (RAD) a Good Buy Right Now?

    Traders love Rite Aid. Does this mean it's a good buy for retail investors right now?
  15. Is Now the Right Time to Buy Gold Mining Stocks?

    Examine the current case for buying gold stocks, and learn the reasons why gold and mining stocks may be set to begin a new ...
  16. How Priceline Succeeds in China (PCLN)

    Learn about the unique marketing strategy that The Priceline, Group, Inc. has devised to gain access to the large travel ...
  17. Is Google Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA?

    Discover if Google is an appropriate investment for an IRA and whether it is more appropriate for a traditional IRA or a ...
  18. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Seadrill Stock (SDRL)

    Learn about some of the major risks of investing in Seadrill. Discover why the company is at risk for lower revenues due ...
  19. Quick Cash: 7 Smart (Legal) Ways to Get It

    You suddenly need money for an unexpected expense. What are the most effective, least financially damaging ways to get it?
  20. Is Now the Right Time to Buy Brazilian Stocks?

    Examine the current state of the economy of Brazil, and learn why there may be some reasons for investors to look for a rally ...
  21. How to Think About Seasonality Trends

    Investors benefit when company research incorporates seasonality trends that predict relative strength and weakness throughout ...
  22. Illiquid Real Estate: Correlation Pros and Cons

    Stock and bond markets are moving more closely in tandem with each other. Is illiquid real estate the vaccine for this correlation? ...
  23. How Does Flatiron School Work and Make Money?

    Examine the Flatiron School as it pertains to the product it offers; learn how it monetizes its product and the role the ...
  24. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Boeing Stock

    Learn about the biggest risks faced by Boeing investors. How should investors think about cyclicality, debt, sales volumes ...
  25. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Netflix Stock

    Examine the current state of Netflix Inc., and learn about three of the major fundamental risks that the company is currently ...
  26. Investing in Lumber Liquidators? Read This First (LL)

    Find out what investors should know before buying Lumber Liquidators shares. Learn about Lumber Liquidators' financial performance ...
  27. What Seagate Gains by Acquiring Dot Hill Systems (STX, HILL)

    Examine the Seagate acquisition of Dot Hill Systems, and learn what Seagate is looking to gain by acquiring Dot Hill's software ...
  28. Procter & Gamble Restructures, Sheds 100 Brands (PG)

    All businesses face adversity, and Procter & Gamble is no exception. We take a look at recent developments affecting this ...
  29. How To Start Your Own Private Equity Fund

    Here's a how-to guide on starting on starting a private equity firm.
  30. 10 Ways Student Debt Can Destroy Your Life

    If you're getting a student loan, think critically about how you will manage your loan. Student debt could have a profound ...
  31. What to Collect: Apple Watch vs. Luxury Watches

    The "iWatch" is a new player in the luxury watch world. But will it stand the test of time? Some points for collectors to ...
  32. Have Commodities Bottomed?

    Commodity prices have been heading lower for more than four years, being the worst performing asset class of 2015 with more ...
  33. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Amazon Stock

    Find out which risks are most important to Amazon's shareholders. Learn which operational risks impact share prices and which ...
  34. The Best Luxury Men's Watches

    Time might be on your side – and a high-end watch might be a good investment – if you keep these buying tips in mind.
  35. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Caterpillar Stock

    Learn about the primary risks faced by Caterpillar's investors. Discover why global macroeconomic cycles and currency fluctuations ...
  36. A Look at 6 Leading Female Value Investors

    In an industry still largely predominated by men, we look at 6 leading female value investors working today.
  37. What’s a Good Profit Margin for a New Business?

    Surprisingly, the younger your company is, the better its numbers may look.
  38. Alpaca vs. Cashmere: Which Luxe Wool Is the Best?

    Winter is coming. Which of these luxury threads is most worth the price (and how to distinguish true luxe from cheap imitations).
  39. What's a Good Profit Margin for a Mature Business?

    How to determine if the amount you clear dovetails with the competition.
  40. Best Ways to Send Large Sums of Money Abroad

    Understand why it may be difficult to send large sums of money internationally. Learn about the top five ways to send large ...
  41. The Biggest Risks of Investing in FireEye Stock

    Examine the current state of FireEye, Inc., and learn about some of the biggest risks of investing in this cybersecurity ...
  42. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Gilead Stock (GILD)

    Examine the current position of Gilead Sciences, Inc., and learn the major risks for investors considering buying Gilead ...
  43. Create a Monte Carlo Simulation Using Excel

    How to apply the Monte Carlo Simulation principles to a game of dice using Microsoft Excel.
  44. These Industries Have The Most Illiquid Stocks (CAJ, ACCO)

    U.S. equity markets are vast and highly liquid, but a few sectors have failed to attract substantial capital.
  45. Small Cap Investing: How to Think About Illiquidity

    Do your homework, have a long term view, exercise patience, you'll find that investing in small market capitalization stocks ...
  46. AT&T Stock: A Dividend Analysis

    Discover analysis of AT&T dividend policies, and explore the dividend policies of its main competitors, China Mobile Limited ...
  47. Top Reasons IPO Valuations Miss The Mark (MS, ZNGA)

    The costly services of investment banks don’t necessarily guarantee accuracy in IPO pricing.
  48. Designer Luggage: Is It Worth the Money?

    You can spend anywhere from $35 to $3,500 on luggage. Is an expensive suitcase necessarily a better suitcase?
  49. The Importance Of Tracking The Whisper Number (AAPL, FB)

    Don't let the name fool you: Whisper numbers are making themselves heard. Here's why you should be paying attention.
  50. Coca-Cola Stock: A Dividend Analysis (KO)

    Discover analysis of The Coca-Cola Company's dividend policy, and learn about the dividend policies of its competitors, PepsiCo ...
  51. The Best Faux Fur Designers

    Whether they ape the real thing or glory in the artificial, faux furs are hot stuff. Here are the brands that make the best.
  52. Will Donald Trump Be Able to Fund His Entire Campaign?

    Discover why Donald Trump's extravagant wealth and vast net worth may still not be sufficient to self-finance a successful ...
  53. How to Get the Most Money for Your Fur Coat

    Ways to realize a decent return on investment on your unwanted pelt.
  54. Growth of Alternatives via Wirehouses Explained

    Despite a six-year bull market run, alternative investments are gaining ground among wirehouses. Here's where advisors are ...
  55. Buying Fur: Which Variety Is Worth the Most?

    Fur is once again hot among the haute couture set. A guide to getting the best skin for your style (and money).
  56. Got Diversification? Check Out These ETFs (VB, BND)

    ETFs are an excellent way to add diversification to your portfolio, but only if you choose the right ones.
  57. How Profits Will Be Made As The Globe Heats Up (MON, RDS-A)

    Climate change will harm earth and its inhabitants in various ways, but certain industries will see increased profits as ...
  58. Behind WeWork’s $10 Billion Valuation (RGU, BXP)

    We look at the method to the madness behind WeWork's $10 billion valuation.
  59. Are Hermès Bags Worth the Investment?

    In a word, yes. Now, how do you get your hands on a coveted Kelly or Birkin?
  60. Are Colored Diamonds a Girl's Best Friend?

    These gemstone kings of bling are trendier than ever. How to not get ripped off when buying a diamond.
  61. Coca-Cola Vs. PepsiCo: Which Stock Should You Buy? (KO, PEP)

    Learn about the bull case for Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. Find out which is more attractive for investors, and learn about the ...
  62. These S&P 500 Companies Hold the Most Cash

    Large cash positions allow for many different options and here's why they are beneficial to shareholders.
  63. 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 ...
  64. Career Advice: Investment Banking Vs. Equity Research

    Read an in-depth analysis of equity research and investment banking careers, and learn what it is like to work in either ...
  65. 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.
  66. How to Know When to Pass on an Investment

    Knowing what to invest in is important, but knowing what not to invest in is equally important. Here's how to decide when ...
  67. Difference Between Restructuring and Refinancing

    Refinancing and restructuring are very different debt reorganization processes to improve finances and avoid bankruptcy. ...
  68. Play the Bear Market With Top Bear Market Funds (EUM)

    Worried of an imminent bear market? Play it safe with these top funds designed to benefit from declines in the stock market.
  69. Cash Flow Lending Vs. Asset-Based Lending

    When companies need financing, they rely on two primary forms of lending: cash flow-based and asset-based lending. We look ...
  70. An Expert’s Guide to Market Volatility

    A cursory look at the performance of major U.S. averages reveals a modest correction in stocks with relatively little movement ...
  71. The Thrilla in Manila: Yahoo Finance Versus Market Watch (WMT)

    An unbiased comparison of the two major financial tools.
  72. How Dividends Affect Stock Prices

    Find out how dividends affect the price of the underlying stock, the role of market psychology and how to predict price changes ...
  73. An Example of Dividends in Arrears

    Learn about the concept of dividends in arrears and which shares of stock guarantee payment of accrued dividends even if ...
  74. The Lipper Rating System Explained

    Take a closer look at how Lipper Inc., a subsidiary of Thomson Reuters, determines the ratings for mutual funds in its Lipper ...
  75. 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.
  76. Learn How To Trade The Market In 5 Steps

    Learn how to trade the markets with skill and authority, starting with these five basic concepts.
  77. How The TV Industry Struggles To Stay Alive

    Thanks to Netflix and Hulu, modes of distribution are in flux. What does that mean for the TV industry as we know it?
  78. Investing in the Inner Workings of the Internet (CSCO, HPQ)

    A guide for investors looking to bet on the companies that enable the Internet's inner workings
  79. 8 Best Cloud Storage Solutions for Small Business

    An unbiased list of the top cloud storage solutions for small businesses.
  80. 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 ...
  81. Redefining the Stop-Loss

    Using Stop-losses for trading doesn’t mean ‘losing money’, but instead think about the money you'll start saving once you ...
  82. 10 Major Companies Tied to the Apple Supply Chain (AAPL)

    Apple has one of the best supply-chain models. Here are some of the top businesses involved, and the benefits and challenges ...
  83. A Primer On Investing In The Tech Industry

    The tech sector can provide fantastic returns for investors with a little know-how in the field.
  84. Use Options to Hedge Against Iron Ore Downslide

    Using iron ore options is a way to take advantage of a current downslide in iron ore prices, whether for producers or traders.
  85. Fortinet: A Great Play on Cybersecurity (FTNT)

    Discover how a healthy product mix, large-business deal growth and the boom of the cybersecurity industry are all driving ...
  86. 2 Catalysts Driving Intrexon to All-Time Highs

    Examine some of the main reasons for Intrexon stock tripling in price between 2014 and 2015, and consider the company's future ...
  87. How Does Glamsquad Work and Make Money?

    Learn about what Glamsquad does and how it makes money, including why the rise of the "Uber culture" has made this new luxury ...
  88. Understand How Square Works before the IPO

    Square is reported to have filed for an IPO. For interested investors wondering how the company makes money, Investopedia ...
  89. 4 Ways to Find a Penny Stock Worth Millions

    Thinking of trading in risky penny stocks? Use this checklist to find bargains, not scams.
  90. Chinese Slowdown Affects Iron Ore Market

    The Chinese economy's ongoing slowdown is having a major impact on iron ore demand.
  91. Has SanDisk Found a Bottom? (SNDK)

    Learn whether SanDisk has found a bottom. SanDisk is a manufacturer of memory-based products used in all sorts of technology ...
  92. Why do Debt to Equity Ratios Vary From Industry to Industry?

    Obtain a better understanding of the debt/equity ratio, and learn why this fundamental financial metric varies significantly ...
  93. A Day in the Life of an Equity Research Analyst

    What does an equity research analyst do on an everyday basis?
  94. 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 ...
  95. 10 Companies That Yuppies Love

    Learn about 10 companies loved by the modern Yuppie, including how this demographic's impressive buying power has boosted ...
  96. Don't Let Your Portfolio Be Trump'd by Illiquidity

    A look at Donald Trump's statement of finances and the biggest lesson every investor can learn.
  97. Investors Need to Stop Shorting GoPro. Here's Why

    Discover why investors should stop shorting GoPro. GoPro has been one of the fastest-growing companies since 2005 with many ...
  98. ETF Analysis: WisdomTree SmallCap Earnings

    Discover the WisdomTree Small Cap Earnings ETF, a fund with a special focus on small-cap and micro-cap stocks with positive ...
  99. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze Retail Banks

    Learn about key financial metrics that investors use to evaluate retail banks, and how the industry is fundamentally different ...
  100. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze the Mining Industry

    Discover some the most important financial ratios used by investors and analysts to evaluate companies in the metals and ...
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