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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. 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
  6. 8 Best Cloud Storage Solutions for Small Business

    An unbiased list of the top cloud storage solutions for small businesses.
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 4 Ways to Find a Penny Stock Worth Millions

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

    The Chinese economy's ongoing slowdown is having a major impact on iron ore demand.
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. A Day in the Life of an Equity Research Analyst

    What does an equity research analyst do on an everyday basis?
  21. 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 ...
  22. 10 Companies That Yuppies Love

    Learn about 10 companies loved by the modern Yuppie, including how this demographic's impressive buying power has boosted ...
  23. 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.
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. The 5 Biggest Canadian Oil Companies

    Obtain information about some of the largest and most successful major integrated oil corporations that are headquartered ...
  29. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze Airline Companies

    Examine some of the most important financial ratios and performance metrics investors use to evaluate companies in the airline ...
  30. The 6 Worst Technology Stocks of 2015

    Learn about the technology sector and how it has performed in 2015. Understand the six worst performing technology stocks ...
  31. 3 Reasons to Continue to Own Monster Beverage

    Learn more about the Monster Beverage Corporation and some of the primary reasons why investors and market analysts like ...
  32. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze Tech Companies

    Understand the technology industry and the companies that operate in it. Learn about the key financial ratios used to analyze ...
  33. 3 Reasons to Short Monster Beverage

    Learn why, despite the popular perception of Monster Beverage as a high-growth stock, investors may be better off taking ...
  34. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze the Hospitality Industry

    Understand the hospitality industry and the types of companies that operate within it. Learn about key financial ratios used ...
  35. How Does ClassPass Work and Make Money?

    Find out how ClassPass makes money, how the company aims to help both businesses and consumers, and why it has been so successful.
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 3 Stocks to Invest in the Oil Transportation Industry

    Learn about the oil and gas transportation industry, and discover some of the best oil transportation stocks for investors ...
  39. 3 Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows

    Discover some stocks that are currently trading near their 52-week lows, which may be undervalued and offer a good buying ...
  40. Benefits of Regional Bank ETFs over Commercial Banks (KRE, KBE)

    The SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF offers a stable local alternative to broad-based multinational commercial banking sector ...
  41. The Upside of Picking Stocks Nobody Follows

    Learn about the upside of picking stocks nobody follows. The less followed a stock, the more opportunity there is for a stock ...
  42. How WeWork Works and Makes Money

    Find out how WeWork makes money by offering flexible, shared office space to out-of-the-cubicle workers like freelancers ...
  43. 5 Things to Know About Planet Fitness Stock

    Learn about Planet Fitness and how it has achieved success. Understand five aspects of the company that have made it an attractive ...
  44. Watch Airline Stocks For Takeoff Potential (AAL, DAL)

    Airline stocks have taken a hit but they show potential for takeoff as a result of low fuel prices, reduced competition and ...
  45. What's The Difference Between Bond & Equity ETFs?

    Learn how different stock ETFs and bond ETFs are, though they actually have quite a few things in common.
  46. 3 Companies That Hate Debt Financing (CMG, BBBY)

    Learn how companies such as Chipotle, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Paychex are able to maintain impressive levels of growth without ...
  47. Understanding Stock Quotes

    All you need to know about understanding stock quotes.
  48. Avoid These 3 Value Trap Stocks

    Investors are wise to do their homework and avoid the following companies that might be value traps.
  49. 4 Reasons Intercept Pharmaceuticals Should Be on Your Radar (ICPT)

    Learn about Intercept Pharmaceuticals and what type of biopharmaceuticals it seeks to create. Understand four reasons why ...
  50. Looking To Begin Trading In The Stock Market?

    If you are a new trader, we explain the differences between penny stocks and options so you can make the best decision for ...
  51. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze Oil Companies

    Learn about key financial ratios investors will want to use when analyzing oil companies, and what these ratios say about ...
  52. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze The Automotive Industry

    Learn about the most critically important financial ratios investors and market analysts utilize to evaluate companies in ...
  53. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze Biotech Companies (AMGN, GILD)

    Explore the rapidly growing biotechnology industry, and learn some of the key financial ratios investors use to analyze companies ...
  54. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze The Healthcare Industry

    Examine the health care sector and learn about significant financial ratios used by investors and analysts to evaluate health ...
  55. Startup Analysis: How Much Is Uber Worth? (FB, GOOG)

    Learn about the private company Uber and how it has found so much success since 2010. Understand the valuation of the company ...
  56. The Economics of a CrossFit Gym

    Learn the economics of opening a CrossFit gym, including the business model, relationship with corporate, expenses and projected ...
  57. The 4 Technology Stocks You'll Wish You Bought in 2015 (NFLX, AMZN)

    Find out which technology stocks you wish you had bought in January 2015, including such big names as Amazon.com, Netflix ...
  58. Predictions For The Stock Market

    Learn different choices and strategies that can be used to create a profit regardless of what direction the market is going.
  59. What Rising Volatility Means for Momentum

    After remaining torpid for most of the year, equity market volatility is once again rising.
  60. Why Investors Should Consider Cash Right Now

    With so many market watchers thinking that the current stock rally is getting long in the tooth, investors might considering ...
  61. Startup Analysis: How Much Is Xiaomi Worth?

    Learn about the private company Xiaomi, its business model and the success it found recently. Understand the company's most ...
  62. The Economics of FanDuel

    Part of fantasy sports’ success lies in one-day and week-long contests serving as an alternative to season-long games. FanDuel, ...
  63. Best Stocks to Buy for Less Than $5 (FCEL, MEET)

    Learn more about interesting small-cap stocks, selling for less than $5 per share, that investors may wish to consider adding ...
  64. The Future Outlook of the Golf Industry

    The popularity of golf peaked in 2003. To regain popularity and survive, the industry is adapting to appeal to a younger ...
  65. JC Penney Recovers from Marketing Missteps (JCP, M)

    An analysis of how JC Penney's misguided marketing strategies caused its stock to fall from $80 to $8 per share.
  66. Invest in Costco? First Understand Its Balance Sheet

    A strong balance sheet sets a company apart and boosts investor confidence. How healthy is Costco based on an analysis of ...
  67. Startup Analysis: How Much Is Airbnb Worth?

    Learn about the private company Airbnb and how it achieved success. Understand how much it is worth and how that value was ...
  68. Lockheed Martin to Buy Sikorsky. Is It the Right Move? (LMT, UTX)

    Discover more information on the Lockheed Martin acquisition of Sikorsky, and learn why this move makes good strategic business ...
  69. A Look At the Buy Low, Sell High Strategy

    Learn how to buy low and sell high by using objective measures to identify opportunities. Buying low and selling high is ...
  70. Is It Too Late to Get Into the Netflix Frenzy? (NFLX, GOOG)

    Explore the current state of Netflix and the question of whether its sharp rise in share price over a two-year period means ...
  71. 4 Cybersecurity Value Stocks to Watch For (CHKP, FEYE)

    Discover how huge data breaches to major companies have caused an upswing in the cybersecurity industry, and top stocks investors ...
  72. Startup Analysis: How Much Is Snapchat Worth? (NYSE: TWTR)

    Learn about Snapchat's multibillion dollar valuation and how it is part of a new breed of private companies known as unicorns ...
  73. 3 Startups Worth More Than a Billion

    Learn about three of the fastest-growing startups worth more than a billion. Billion-dollar startups are known in Silicon ...
  74. If You Had Invested Right After Google's IPO

    Find out more about how much money you would have if you invested $1,000 in Google Incorporated right after its initial public ...
  75. 3 Reasons Why Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Keeps Sliding (INTC, AMD)

    Understand how Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) operates and what industry it operates in; learn three reasons why AMD slid in ...
  76. Financial Ratios to Spot Companies Headed for Bankruptcy

    Obtain information about specific financial ratios investors should monitor to get early warnings about companies potentially ...
  77. Vitaminwater Has Been Coca-Cola’s Best Purchase

    Read about Coca-Cola's high profile acquisition of Glaceau Vitaminwater in 2007, and learn how the deal stacks up after more ...
  78. The 5 Reasons Why RadioShack Went Out of Business (RSHCQ)

    Learn five reasons why RadioShack went bankrupt: store concentration, online competition, product concentration, management ...
  79. What's the Secret Behind Ambarella's Success?

    Learn more about Ambarella, and understand some the primary reasons behind the company's continuing high level of growth ...
  80. AR & Inventory Turnover Is Key For These Sectors

    Accounts receivable and inventory turnover are two important ratios in the current asset category. We will also discuss the ...
  81. No Solace in Small Caps

    In the U.S., second-quarter earnings season has generally been better than expected. However, it has failed to inspire investors.
  82. Top 5 Smart Beta FAQs

    In the first half of 2015 we’ve seen many of our smart beta predictions fulfilled. So, here are a handful of common questions ...
  83. Make Room for Exelixis in Your Portfolio

    Discover information and analysis on the biopharmaceutical company, Exelixis, and learn what makes it a good stock to consider ...
  84. 3 Companies You Never Thought Would Go Bankrupt (GPRO, NFLX)

    Understand more about company bankruptcy and why a company would file for bankruptcy. Learn about three companies that went ...
  85. How MetLife Became a Global Insurance Giant

    MetLife is the largest life insurer in the United States. Here's how it has managed to stay on top.
  86. Worried About Bond Market Liquidity? Try ETFs

    If you're looking for liquidity in the bond market, then turn to bond ETFs. Here is an analysis of 11 to consider.
  87. How Groupon Makes Money (GRPN)

    Find out how Groupon makes money, including a rundown of how Groupon works and what benefits it provides to the businesses ...
  88. Why Cash is King When Markets are Volatile

    After the past several years, you might be addicted to equity. But when markets turn volatile, cash is the best option. Here's ...
  89. 4 Utility Stocks that May Stay Bright

    With interest rates likely rising in the next year or so, there are a few utility stocks with potential to outperform their ...
  90. Are Stock Buybacks Always Good for Shareholders?

    Stock buyback programs aren't always done with the interests of shareholders in mind. It's important to try to understand ...
  91. Making Sense of Netflix's Balance Sheet

    Understand how to assess Netflix's performance based on the major components of its balance sheet.
  92. Advising FAs: Explaining Debt to a Client

    This article examines the different types of debt and breaks down which types of debt are better than others. The main types ...
  93. Five Biggest Obstacles Facing First-Year Traders

    Address these five obstacles and you'll make significant progress as a first-year trader.
  94. Do Stock Splits Cause Volatility?

    Since stock splits decrease the stock price, do they also increase volatility because shares are traded in smaller increments? ...
  95. Is It Time To Buy Commodities?

    Despite the news, the Athens Stock Exchange is down less than 5 percent year-to-date, while the Shanghai Composite remains ...
  96. Burger King and Tim Hortons Are Better Together

    In August 2014, 3G Capital announced that it was merging Burger King with Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons to form Restaurant ...
  97. 5 Disadvantages of Mutual Funds Compared to ETFs

    In the mutual funds vs. exchange-traded funds debate, ETFs have some clear advantages.
  98. Macau: Not Your Father's Gambling Destination

    Macau has given Las Vegas casinos a run for their money, but what's behind the scenes? Here's an overview of Macau's gambling ...
  99. DCF Vs. Comparables: Which One To Use

    DCF and Comparables models are widely used in equity valuation. We explain the pros and cons of each method.
  100. Pros And Cons Of Paper Trading

    Most market novices should paper trade for a considerable amount of time, despite key drawbacks.
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