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  1. U.S. Investors Are Seeking Opportunities Overseas

    A latest analysis leads to believe that many investors are applying a spring cleaning approach to their portfolios, rebalancing ...
  2. Three Portfolio Moves To Consider Now

    What portfolio moves should you consider making as the 2nd quarter kicks off? Before we focus on the future, let’s first ...
  3. Key Factors Of The Russell 2000 Index

    The Russell 2000 index represents the small cap universe, with a broad selection of fast growth companies at the bottom end ...
  4. The Labor Market Recovery’s Missing Ingredient

    Job creation is running at the fastest pace since the 90s, and there is some evidence that wage growth is finally starting ...
  5. Why These May Be the Top 4 Growth Stocks of 2015

    These four stocks have high upside potential in 2015.
  6. Gambling on Macau: Too Risky?

    Macau was once heralded as the new Las Vegas for casino investors. Is it too late?
  7. Why the House (and Las Vegas Sands) Always Wins

    An in depth look at how Las Vegas Sands became a multi-billion dollar company.
  8. Pockets Of Value In The Stock Market

    U.S. stocks benefited from signs the Fed’s path toward higher interest rates, as well as from continued merger-and-acquisition ...
  9. When To Expect Fed Liftoff Now

    “When will the Fed raise interest rates?” That has been the question of many investors since the Fed indicated it was prepared ...
  10. A New Corporate Governance Initiative In Japan

    Expectations are low that Japan can create a corporate governance climate that meets global standards, but a new initiative ...
  11. 6 ETFs to Fight Your Recession Jitters

    Are you worried about a recession? If so, consider these 6 ETFs.
  12. The UNG Natural Gas ETF: Best Bet or Stay Clear?

    UNG is a popular natural gas ETF, but if you're going to get involved, then you need to know the risks.
  13. Economics Of Owning A Tesla Car

    The Tesla Model S is a strong economic choice for today's consumers.
  14. Is Germany Carrying The European Economy?

    Germany has been widely viewed as the economic catalyst and stabilizer for the European Union and for good reason.
  15. Where And How Should You Make Your First Trade?

    New traders should enter markets that offer the greatest opportunity for learning their craft while keeping risk at a minimum. ...
  16. Can The U.S Close Its Trade Deficit?

    The stronger dollar could have increased the U.S. trade deficit. Instead, economic growth issues abroad and falling oil prices ...
  17. How Long Can Gas Stay Cheap?

    The current gas prices means a lot for the economy and our pockets. Let's explore how long we can expect gas prices to be ...
  18. Why Is The Federal Reserve Independent?

    An overview of the independent status of the Federal Reserve and arguments for and against it.
  19. 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 ...
  20. Fight Volatility and Inflation with Infrastructure

    As institutional investors flock to infrastructure assets there's good reason for retail investors to follow suit.
  21. Investing in Starbucks: Stock vs. Franchise

    A look at the pros and cons of investing in Starbucks stock or a franchise.
  22. Are These the Top Dividend Stocks of 2015?

    These dividend-paying companies offer a lot more than just dividends.
  23. Small-Caps and Dividends: Perfect Together

    For investors, small-caps shouldn’t be just about growth. They can be powerful income tools, as well.
  24. Healthcare Stocks: A Prescription for More Gains?

    There could be even more room for gains in healthcare sector stocks, as many of the bullish trends remain in place.
  25. Is Amazon a Prime Pick for Your Portfolio?

    Eyeing Amazon? Thanks to innovation and diversification, it has high odds of being a long-term winner. Here's why.
  26. Should You 'Like' Facebook in Your Portfolio?

    When it comes to your portfolio should you like Facebook?
  27. Equity Vs. Salary: What You Need To Know

    Equity payments are common at startup companies. Equity offers potential for a big payout but is also much riskier than a ...
  28. Is It Worth Buying A Second Home To Rent?

    Mortgage interest rates are low, but consider these dos and don'ts before making the leap into rental property ownership.
  29. Will The US Dollar Surpass The Euro?

    The euro is weakening as the European Union turns to quantitative easing to help its economic woes. Meanwhile, the U.S. dollar ...
  30. Can Apple Stay on Top Forever?

    Most Apple investors feel good about the company's future. Here's what they're missing.
  31. Top 10 Stocks for Retirement Portfolios

    Certain stocks are popular retirement portfolio options, but not all are as impressive as they used to be. Time to reevaluate? ...
  32. Why Is Best Buy Stock So Volatile?

    We look at why BBY has been so volatile in the past and whether this trend is likely to continue or abate in the future.
  33. The Risk And Rewards Of Investing In Startups

    Investing in startups is a very risky business but can reward investors greatly if and when they do pay off.
  34. What Makes Goldman Sachs a Good Bet?

    Six years after the subprime meltdown, Goldman Sachs is a robust $87 billion company instead of a historical footnote. Here's ...
  35. How to Invest in Liquor (and Avoiding the Hiccups)

    Investing in liquor has been profitable for ages but there could be some hiccups along the way.
  36. Using Technology To Tune Out Market Noise

    Today’s technology-centric culture allows us to have access to information anytime. As investors, we can be informed of market ...
  37. 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.
  38. Where To Search For Yield Today

    It’s hard to miss that there has been a pronounced slowdown in the U.S. economy this year.
  39. The Implications Of Negative Interest Rates

    If financial theory is grounded in one principal, it would be the that individuals prefer consumption today over consumption ...
  40. Ending The Limits On U.S. Crude Oil Exports

    As US storage capacity reaches its limit, industry participants and their lobby groups in Washington are calling for an end ...
  41. Add Extra Appeal, and Market Value, To Your Yard

    Spring landscaping projects are worthwhile because, in addition to bringing more appeal to your yard, they'll increase the ...
  42. UK Tech Startups: Proving To Be More Than Hype

    Over the last few years, the explosion of tech startups in the UK has been grabbing an increasing amount of attention from ...
  43. Circumvent Limitations of Black-Scholes Model

    Mathematical or quantitative model-based trading continues to gain momentum, despite major failures like the financial crisis ...
  44. Don't Make These Top 10 Mistakes On Your Roth IRA

    Don't lose out on the benefits of a Roth by contributing too much, breaking rollover rules or making other avoidable errors.
  45. How Bristol-Myers Squibb Makes the World Healthier

    Innovation and acquisition: an in depth look at pharma giant Bristol-Myers Squibb.
  46. 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 ...
  47. Prospects of Gold ETFs GDX vs. GDXJ

    Eyeing gold? A comparison of the prospects of the Market Vectors Gold Miners and Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETFs. ...
  48. Worried About a Recession? Then Buy These 5 Stocks

    What makes these stocks so resilient? And how did they perform during the last crisis?
  49. Use These ETFs to Trade Google

    If you want exposure to Google with diversification, consider the following ETFs.
  50. Emerging Market ETFs EEM and VWO: Which is Better?

    Based on current conditions, one ETF will look more appealing than the other on the surface, but you always need to look ...
  51. Countries That Use The U.S. Dollar

    Here are the territories and countries that use the U.S. dollar as their official or quasi official currency.
  52. Should You Pay Your Bills On Autopilot?

    Now that you can sign up to have your bills paid automatically online, it it a smart way to make your life more efficient? ...
  53. A Guide Of Option Trading Strategies For Beginners

    Options offer alternative strategies for investors to profit from trading underlying securities, provided the beginner understands ...
  54. Does The US Fear The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank?

    The AIIB has the U.S. fearful of their decreasing influence in both developing economies and the world economy.
  55. Green Technology: A Solid Investment Choice?

    With global investing in green energy on the rise, there are abundant opportunities for environmentally responsible, financially ...
  56. Top Alternative Investments To The Stock Market

    Dislike the stock market or want greater diversity? Here are some alternatives.
  57. US-Saudi Relations: A Complex Scenario

    The relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia is a long, complex story with numerous twists and turns.
  58. How Big Data Has Changed Finance

    The vast proliferation of data and increasing technological complexities continues to transform the way industries operate ...
  59. A Look at EAFE Index (EFA) ETF

    The iShares MSCI EAFE is a unique ETF with exposure to high quality companies, but is it likely to be a good bet going forward? ...
  60. The Biggest Threats to Netflix

    A look at the biggest threats to Netflix and whether it can maintain its current growth rate.
  61. This ETF Can Weather Any Market Condition

    Looking for a winning ETF that's capable of performing in almost any environment?
  62. Is this ETF Your Best Bet for Emerging Markets?

    Are emerging markets still emerging? If you believe so, this ETF could be your best bet.
  63. Brokerage Reviews: TradeStation Vs. Interactive Brokers

    These are among the most sophisticated brokers in the industry in terms of investment offerings, market access and technology.
  64. A Risky Maneuver To Jumpstart Japan's Economy

    Japan's government and the Bank of Japan are buying large amounts of government bonds in an effort to spark economic activity, ...
  65. Post-Election Opportunities For Nigerian Oil

    Nigeria has an historic opportunity to reform and improve its oil industry now that elections are over.
  66. Introduction To Trading In Oil Futures

    An introduction to oil futures, how the market arrives at oil futures prices, what futures prices mean, and how investors ...
  67. North Korean Vs. South Korean Economies

    North Korea's economy is defined by its military ambitions and the humanitarian aid it receives, while South Korea is a world ...
  68. Interested in Derivative Products? Try CFDs

    A short article about the main risks and rewards of CFDs. These derivatives can help boost returns using leverage, but they ...
  69. How To Lock In Low Oil & Gas Prices

    We provide a quick overview of how companies can manage the risk of adverse moves in commodity prices by hedging in the futures ...
  70. How To Profit From Volatility

    We explain four key strategies to profit fom volatility in markets.
  71. Which Will Be the Better Bet: eBay or PayPal?

    eBay hasn't spun-off PayPal justyet, but when that day comes (and thereafter), should you choose eBay or PayPal?
  72. 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. ...
  73. Why 'Menu' is a 4-Letter Word at McDonald's

    McDonald's has taken care of its shareholders through the years, but the brand has suffered recently. What is likely to happen ...
  74. How To Prepare For Volatile Markets?

    News surrounding market volatility might make one never to invest again: headlines speak of “roller coasters”, “turbulence” ...
  75. Understanding Negative Rates Of Europe's Central Banks

    We are currently seeing negative central bank deposit rates and government and corporate bonds with negative yields, but ...
  76. Buy Apple Stock Before The Apple Watch Launch?

    Apple is now coming out with a watch and maybe even a self-driving car. It remains to be seen how the market will accept ...
  77. Top Investments for a Strong U.S. Dollar

    Looking to benefit from a strong U.S. dollar? Consider these stocks.
  78. The Fed's Impact On Emerging Markets

    Higher US interest rates could make it more expensive for emerging market borrowers to service their debt commitments.
  79. Can Europe’s QE Be A Stimulus For U.S. Investors?

    Finding value in today’s markets has been difficult, so many investors are turning to opportunities outside of the U.S. But ...
  80. Benefits From A Tango Of China-US Trade and Debt

    China has been accumulating US debt for many decades. Here's why it continues to do so, and the risks and benefits of this ...
  81. Top Short Leveraged Oil ETFs, ETNs

    Think oil will continue to fall? Consider these leveraged ETFs and ETNs.
  82. How is a Spinoff Worth $100 Billion? See AbbVie

    An in depth look at Abbott Labs spinoff AbbVie and how it became a nearly $100 billion company.
  83. Welcome Back, Volatility

    Volatility is likely to resurface as the Federal Reserve gets closer to adjusting its monetary policy stance, even if that ...
  84. Wizards Of Odd: A Trip To Tech Land

    I spent a couple of days in Silicon Valley, and here are some key lessons I learned after meeting with a number of tech CEOs ...
  85. Where And How To Trade Energy Stocks

    Energy futures set a high bar to entry for individual traders and investors, redirecting exposure into sector equities and ...
  86. Is it Safe to Invest in MLPs Again?

    The best bet right now for investors seeking to play a rebound in the price of oil may very well be ETFs that invest in energy ...
  87. Want to Focus on Tech? Consider this ETF

    QQQ has appreciated over 75% over the past three years. Is this trend likely to continue?
  88. Why BBA LIBOR Was Replaced By ICE LIBOR

    We track the reason behind the change in LIBOR's prefix from BBA to ICE.
  89. 10 Countries With The Biggest Forex Reserves

    Without adequate reserves, a nation's economy can grind to a halt. Here are the 10 nations with the biggest forex reserves. ...
  90. Why The Swiss Franc Is So Strong

    We look at the recent and historic strength of the Swiss franc, as well as recent actions by the Swiss National Bank.
  91. New Tech Capitals Emerging In Various U.S. States

    While Silicon Valley has long been recognized as the home of tech giants, an increasing number of cities around the country ...
  92. Options and Roth IRAs: Do's and Don'ts

    A breakdown of the do's and don'ts of trading options in a Roth IRA.
  93. Who Benefits From South Korea's Lowered Interest Rates?

    South Korea is the latest country to cut interest rates in an attempt to stimulate economic growth.
  94. 5 Secrets You Didn't Know About Roth IRAs

    Between its generous tax benefits at retirement and no required minimum distributions, a Roth IRA is well worth considering ...
  95. The 10 Riskiest Investments

    Investors seeking high returns must also be prepared for high risk. Here are ten of the riskiest investments available.
  96. Top US Housing Market Indicators

    A quick overview of the top economic indicators to track the housing market in the US.
  97. Trade Covered Calls On High Dividend Paying Stocks

    We explain the risks, rewards, timing, and profit and loss considerations for covered calls with dividend stocks.
  98. Will North Korea Collapse Under Kim Jong-un?

    Will the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, be able to to keep North Korea afloat? The next few years are crucial to his regime. ...
  99. Was Buffet Right about Derivatives as WMDs?

    Why Warren Buffet described derivatives as weapons of mass destruction, and when can they be helpful or harmful?
  100. Forecast Of Oil Production by Country in 2015

    Supply is still ahead of demand and looks to stay ahead for most of 2015. Until production noticeably weakens, that situation ...
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