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  1. How to Use Boring CDs to Diversify

    Markets are volatile and are in for more punishment. CDs can help investors earn some interest while they're waiting out ...
  2. Top Tips for Diversifying with Exotic Currencies

    Is there an opportunity in exotic currencies right now, or are you safer sticking to the major ones?
  3. Breaking Down the Federal Reserve's Dual Mandate

    The Fed has been tasked with a dual mandate by Congress to achieve monetary stability. We explain what the dual mandate is ...
  4. Easy Ways to Go Green and Stay Budget Friendly

    Social entrepreneurs recruit "skeptics" to team green, by providing economically efficient products and services that minimize ...
  5. Top Investment Banks In The Energy Industry

    Many global Investment banks are highly involved in the energy industry, but there are also some smaller banks and boutiques ...
  6. The 5 Best Dividend Stocks in the Healthcare Sector

    Learn about the top five dividend stocks of companies operating in the health care sector that generate substantial cash ...
  7. Why Perceptual Computing Is The Future 

    Perceptual computing will have a major impact on our future in the coming years. Here's why.
  8. 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 ...
  9. 3 Stocks that Are Top Bets for Retirement

    These three stocks are resilient, fundamentally sound and also pay generous dividends.
  10. Are Stocks Cheap Now? Nope. And Here's Why

    Are stocks cheap right now? Be wary of those who are telling you what you want to hear. Here's why.
  11. 4 Value Stocks Worth Your Immediate Attention

    Here are four stocks that offer good value and will likely outperform the majority of stocks throughout the broader market ...
  12. These 3 High-Quality Stocks Are Dividend Royalty

    Here are three resilient, dividend-paying companies that may mitigate some worry in an uncertain investing environment.
  13. An Auto Stock Alternative to Ford and GM

    If you're not sure where Ford and General Motors are going, you might want to look at this auto investment option instead. ...
  14. The 6 Biggest Russian Energy Companies

    Learn about the top energy companies in Russia, a country that holds some of the largest reserves of oil, natural gas and ...
  15. The 4 Best Buy-and-Hold ETFs

    Explore detailed analyses of the top buy-and-hold exchange traded funds, and learn about their characteristics, statistics ...
  16. The Biggest Oil Towns in North Dakota

    Learn how the oil boom in North Dakota has transformed two small towns from sleepy agricultural outposts to booming centers ...
  17. Regional, Community Bank Stocks the Next Big Thing

    The very best opportunities are often in the less exciting stocks and sectors. Community banks may not be sexy, but they ...
  18. Why Is Financial Literacy and Education so Important?

    Financial literacy is the confluence of financial, credit and debt knowledge that is necessary to make the financial decisions ...
  19. 5 Useless Financial Products That Will Disappear Soon

    Bank deposit slip: what's that? Everyday tools of our financial life that went from indispensable to obsolete.
  20. How to Travel to Tokyo on a Budget

    Planning a trip to Tokyo? Here are a few ways that you can make the trip more affordable.
  21. Should the Fed Be More Worried About Asset Bubbles?

    While the Fed should be concerned that assets bubbles might impact economic stability, monetary policy is not the best tool ...
  22. Investing in Lumber Liquidators? Read This First

    Find out what investors should know before buying Lumber Liquidators shares. Learn about Lumber Liquidators' financial performance ...
  23. Is the Stock Market Crashing? 5 Signs to Consider

    Learn about some signs of a potential stock market crash including a high level of margin debt, lots of IPOs, M&A activity ...
  24. This Is How You Could Live in Costa Rica for $1,000 a Month

    Explore the cost of living in Costa Rica, and learn how you could sustain a nice middle-class lifestyle for yourself on about ...
  25. What Seagate Gains by Acquiring Dot Hill Systems

    Examine the Seagate acquisition of Dot Hill Systems, and learn what Seagate is looking to gain by acquiring Dot Hill's software ...
  26. Top 3 Commodities Mutual Funds

    Get information about some of the most popular and best-performing mutual funds that are focused on commodity-related investments.
  27. How to Protect Your Portfolio from a Market Crash

    Although market crashes are usually bad news for your portfolio, there are several ways to minimize losses or even profit ...
  28. Oil Prices Expected to Surge in 2017

    Oil has made headlines for its plummeting prices this year. When will prices rise again?
  29. Top 5 Health Mutual Funds

    Learn about the top five mutual funds that invest in stocks of companies that primarily operate in the health care sector ...
  30. The 4 Countries That Produce the Most Food

    Learn about the four food superpowers -- China, India, the United States and Brazil -- and what sets them apart from the ...
  31. Key Questions to Ask Before Moving in Together

    Moving in together is a big step. Here are some key financial questions to ask your partner before you make the move.
  32. Aging Japan Is an Arrow in the Back of Abenomics

    There are many factors affecting Japan’s economic difficulties, but the true killer of Abenomics may simply be Japan’s aging ...
  33. Soul Cycle vs. Planet Fitness

    How has the fitness industry's shift from multipurpose health clubs to specialized studios and budget gyms played out for ...
  34. How To Start Your Own Private Equity Fund

    Here's a how-to guide on starting on starting a private equity firm.
  35. Learn How To Trade Crude Oil in 5 Steps

    Crude oil and energy markets are specialized venues. Here are five steps to take to build consistent profits.
  36. How to Decide Where to Live in Retirement

    Here's a guide to help you decide where you want to live after retirement.
  37. The 6 Most Expensive Apartments in New York City

    A look into the high, high, high end of New York City real estate.
  38. Is GE One of the Best Dividend Stocks

    General Electric has a strong dividend history, but does it possess the three characteristics of one of the best dividend ...
  39. The Biggest Oil Producers in Asia

    Learn which Asian countries deliver the most crude oil to market, and discover what companies are the biggest producers in ...
  40. These Will Be the World's Top Economies in 2020

    Discover the current economic forces that are anticipated to significantly shift the landscape of the world's most powerful ...
  41. Hard and Soft Due Diligence: What's the Difference?

    Learn about the differences between "hard" and "soft" due diligence in a mergers and acquisitions deal (M&A) and why soft ...
  42. What Exactly Are Arbitrage Mutual Funds?

    Learn about arbitrage funds and how this type of investment generates profits by taking advantage of price differentials ...
  43. The 5 Biggest Russian Oil Companies

    Discover the top Russian oil companies by production volume and find out more about their domestic and international business ...
  44. Social Security COLA in 2016? Not Likely

    A cost of living increase for Social Security doesn't look likely in 2016. Here's what retirees should know and what they ...
  45. Advisors: Why Older Clients Need Housing Help

    When was the last time you talked to your clients about housing in retirement?
  46. Why Near-Retirees Shouldn't Sweat the Volatility

    With the stock market bumpy, some folks nearing retirement might be nervous. Here's how to create some wiggle room for your ...
  47. Ferrari’s IPO: Ready to Roll or Poor Timing?

    Will Ferrari's shares move fast off the line only to sputter later?
  48. The US States That Produce the Most Oil

    Learn what eight states produce over 90% of U.S. oil, and how fracking has helped the United States become the world's largest ...
  49. 3 Solar Stocks to Add to Your Portfolio

    Understand the growth and challenges of the renewable energy market and its success in 2015. Learn about the top three energy ...
  50. Glencore Shares Surge in Hong Kong

    Shares of Glencore International, a leading multinational commodities and mining company, jumped by around 15% on London ...
  51. How UPS Plans to Benefit from Its Coyote Acquisition

    Understand the business models of UPS and Coyote Logistics. Learn about the top four ways in which UPS will benefit from ...
  52. 10 Must Watch Documentaries For Finance Professionals

    Find out about some of the best documentaries that finance professionals can watch to gain a better understanding of their ...
  53. The 5 Best Buy-and-Hold Energy Stocks

    Understand why energy companies' stock are volatile when oil prices are volatile. Learn about the top five energy companies ...
  54. Have Commodities Bottomed?

    Commodity prices have been heading lower for more than four years, being the worst performing asset class of 2015 with more ...
  55. 5 Cheap Dividend Stocks for a Bear Market

    Here are five stocks that pay safe dividends and should be at least somewhat resilient to a bear market.
  56. Fund and ETF Strategies for Volatile Markets

    Looking for short-term fixes in reaction to market volatility? Here are a few strategies — and their downsides.
  57. How Diversifying Can Help You Manage Market Mayhem

    The recent market volatility, while not unexpected, has certainly been hard for any investor to digest.
  58. Emerging Markets: Analyzing Colombia's GDP

    With a backdrop of armed rebels and drug cartels, the journey for the Colombian economy has been anything but easy.
  59. How to Win More by Losing Less in Today’s Markets

    The further you fall, the harder it is to climb back up. It’s a universal truth that is painfully apparent in the investing ...
  60. Oil: Why Not to Put Faith in Forecasts

    West Texas Intermediate oil futures have recently made pronounced movements. What do they bode for the world market?
  61. The Quinoa Quandary for Bolivian Farmers

    Growing global demand for quinoa has impacted Bolivian farmers' way of life. Should the American consumer be wary of buying ...
  62. How Energy’s Debt Bubble Affects Your Portfolio

    Depressed crude oil prices are here to stay for the foreseeable future. Here's how it will affect an oil industry riddled ...
  63. Pick 401(k) Assets Like A Pro

    Professionals choose the options available to you in your plan, making your decisions easier.
  64. 5 Recession Resistant Industries

    No companies are completely recession proof, but some industries perform better in a weak economy than others.
  65. Asset Manager Ethics: Rules Governing Capital Markets

    The integrity of the capital markets needs to be kept at utmost importance for all investors. This article shows how to maintain ...
  66. Use Options Data To Predict Stock Market Direction

    Options market trading data can provide important insights about the direction of stocks and the overall market. Here’s how ...
  67. Is the U.S. Economy Ready for Liftoff?

    The Fed continues to delay normalizing rates, citing inflation concerns and “global economic and financial developments” ...
  68. The Most Expensive Neighborhoods in London

    Understand what makes London such a desirable place to live and why it is so expensive. Learn about the top five most expensive ...
  69. How Brokers are Candy-Coating Alternatives

    Alternatives have become a sexy choice for many advisors. But they also come with additional risks that are not always clearly ...
  70. 2 Oil Stocks to Buy Right Now (PSX,TSO)

    Can these two oil stocks buck the trend?
  71. What Alcoa’s (AA) Breakup Means for Investors

    Alcoa plans to split into two companies. Is this a bullish catalyst for investors?
  72. 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 ...
  73. Thursday Intel: Will Q4 Offer a Fresh Start?

    Investor hopes for a fresh start to the world economy in this quarter may be misplaced.
  74. 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.
  75. The 5 Biggest Russian Insurance Companies

    Discover the five companies that dominate the Russian insurance market, and learn a little more about their business operations ...
  76. 6 Investing Mistakes That the Ultra Wealthy Don't Make

    Understand what ultra-high-net-worth individuals are and how they invest. Learn about the six key investment mistakes that ...
  77. Who Are Delta Airlines’ Main Competitors?

    Compare the top competitors of Delta Air Lines, Inc. Take a deeper look into the key drivers of competition in the airline ...
  78. Top 3 Stocks for the Coming Holiday Season

    If you want to buck the bear market trend by going long on consumer stocks, these three might be your best bets.
  79. Could a Rate Hike Send Stocks Higher?

    A rate hike would certainly alter the investment scene, but would it be for the better or worse?
  80. 10 New Apps That Help Budget For Expensive Cities

    From platforms for saving money to those that account for side jobs, mobile apps are changing spending habits and income ...
  81. 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 ...
  82. Exxon Mobil Stock: A Dividend Analysis

    Learn about Exxon's strong history of paying and growing dividends. Understand how the company's revenues are hurt by low ...
  83. What's eBay Without PayPal?

    In July 2015, eBay completed its spinoff of PayPal and sold its Enterprise segment. We take a look at eBay's remaining lines ...
  84. How Cooking At Home Can Save You Real Dough

    Cooking at home saves time and money but most importantly, it could even help lower future health costs.
  85. Impact Investing Funds: What are the Risks?

    Impact investing funds can carry risks unique to this asset class, including political risk, currency risk and exit risk.
  86. Middle Market Investment Banks

    We take a close look at investment banks working with middle market companies.
  87. Understanding a Private Equity Fund's Structure

    A look at the nature of private equity investment and how individual funds are structured, in terms of fees, liabilities, ...
  88. Open Market Operations vs. Quantitative Easing

    How does the Fed's implementation of Quantitative Easing differ from its more conventional open market operations?
  89. What Are the Best Hours to Trade the Mexican Peso?

    The best times to trade the Mexican peso are centered around economic releases, typically in the morning hours.
  90. How To Invest In Private Equity Real Estate

    A brief introduction to private equity real estate, and what investors should know if they want to get started.
  91. Why You Should Invest Like a Pig Farmer

    Want to increase your long term returns? Consider buying stocks like a farmer, not like a trader.
  92. Schlumberger Vs. Halliburton Stock: Which One to Choose?

    Read about the differences between Schlumberger and Halliburton, two large companies that operate in the oilfield services ...
  93. Wednesday Intel: Jobs, Manufacturing and Oil

    Today's economic data relates to employment levels, industrial production and crude oil.
  94. 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 ...
  95. Biggest Life Insurance Companies in the US

    Read about the top life insurance companies in the United States as measured by written premiums and learn a little more ...
  96. Corporate Bonds or Stocks: Which is Better Now?

    With market volatility high, you may think it is time to run for corporate bonds instead of stocks. Before you do take a ...
  97. The 5 Countries That Produce the Most Carbon Dioxide (CO2)

    Learn about the top five countries, China, the United States, India, Russia and Japan, that are the largest contributors ...
  98. Using Short ETFs to Battle a Down Market

    Instead of selling your stocks to get gains, consider a short selling strategy, specifically one that uses short ETFs that ...
  99. Will Interest Rates Rise at the Next Fed Meeting?

    Everyone wants to know what the Federal Reserve will do next, but the Fed doesn't even know what it's next move will be. ...
  100. How to Diversify with International Stocks

    Diversifying with international stocks can benefit most portfolios, but beware of country risk.
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