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  1. Financial News Comparison: Bloomberg Vs. Reuters

    Access to financial information has grown with the expansion of digital news. Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters lead the pack, ...
  2. The 6 Most Profitable Grocery Stores

    These are the six largest grocery store chains operating in the United States.
  3. Want To Trade Stocks In College? 5 Tips To Start

    Investing while in college can be challenging. Here are 5 tips to help student investors make the most of their college years.
  4. Low-Cost Curb Appeal Projects For Your Front Yard

    Some low-cost improvements to your home's exterior and front yard could increase its curb appeal and ensure a great first ...
  5. Alternatives Need More Education, Not Enforcement

    While disclosures and investor education need improvement, alternatives provide a valuable way to increase yield and hedge ...
  6. 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.
  7. 6 Stocks for Millennials (or Anyone)

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

    A short list of the top healthcare and medical equipment stocks of 2015.
  9. The Strong Dollar’s (Real) Toll On Tech Stocks

    A large portion of U.S. technology companies’ sales occur overseas, given the strong international business and consumer ...
  10. 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. ...
  11. Is 21st Century Fox a Sly Bet?

    An in depth look at the revenue streams of international media conglomerate Twenty-First Century Fox.
  12. Will These High-Flying Stocks Stay Hot in 2015?

    These 10 stocks were on fire in 2014. Will they stay hot?
  13. Google Stock: A Tale of Two Share Classes

    Google stock comes in two different flavors with different rights for shareholders.
  14. Why You Should Avoid Fixating on Bond Duration

    Financial advisors and their clients should then focus on a bond fund’s portfolio rather than relying on any single metric ...
  15. What Makes the EUR/USD A Risky Trade Now?

    What are the current risks of trading the EUR/USD pair? The Fed may raise interest rates this summer and the ECB has begun ...
  16. Why Working Doesn't Add Up For Many Women

    A type of tax deduction for Japanese stay-at-home wives puts a barrier on women working full time in the country.
  17. The Case For Stocks Today

    Last week, U.S. equities advanced with the S&P 500 Index notching new records. Investors are now getting nervous with rate ...
  18. Why You May Want To Be (And Stay) In Bonds

    Bonds are complicated, and it’s easy to feel intimidated or confused. Fortunately, you don’t need to be a numbers geek to ...
  19. Tech Startup Momentum Being Generated In Detroit

    Rising from the ashes in the once proud auto-manufacturing City of Detroit is a rapidly emerging tech startup scene that ...
  20. Healthiest And Safest European Economies

    Economic indicators are to economists what symptoms are to doctors: signs of the relative well-being of the patient.
  21. Gaining Market Influence-- The Case of US Shale

    A convergence of sustained bank financing, falling production costs and rising oil prices might position the US shale industry ...
  22. Which Dow Jones Stocks are Safe? Which are Risky?

    In a situation where our sustained bull run could turn into a sell-off rather quickly, here are four somewhat safe Dow stocks ...
  23. 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?
  24. Invest in Cancer Research with These 3 Stocks

    These cancer research stocks offer both a high ceiling and the potential to save lives.
  25. TradeKing Vs. TradeStation: Which Meets Your Needs?

    Each of these two online brokerage firms offers a package of benefits, features and services that meets a distinct type of ...
  26. Should I Have An IPO on My Business

    The ultimate outside investment opportunity is going public through an initial public offering. However, IPOs come with costs ...
  27. Corporate Tax Rates: The Highs and the Lows

    The United States is No. 2 in the world for its high corporate tax rate. There are ways around paying it, and many nations ...
  28. Top Strategies on How to Become a Stock Broker

    Gunning to be a stock broker and want an edge? Here's some veteran advice.
  29. Costco, Target or Walmart: Which is the Best Bet?

    These three retailers have all been long-term winners. It that likely to continue? If so, which is the best bet?
  30. 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?
  31. How Apps Are Changing The World

    Apps have allowed people to replace several pieces of tech with a single smartphone or tablet and have made the data from ...
  32. The Big Chill: What’s Wrong With The U.S. Consumer

    Based on the most recent April data, investors may, once again, be disappointed when the second-quarter gross domestic product ...
  33. 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.
  34. Volatility In The Yen Has Brought On Big Changes

    There's a difference between translation effects and the real effects that FX swings bring. We look at the difference, and ...
  35. What To Expect Following The Tory Triumph

    The decisive Conservative victory in the UK's recent general election removes some of the near-term political uncertainty ...
  36. What's the Verdict on START-UP NY?

    START-UP NY is an initiative designed to attract companies to New York State by giving them 10 years of tax breaks. Sounds ...
  37. The EMAG Emerging Mkts Bond ETF: Worth the Risk?

    The Market Vectors Emerging Markets Aggregate Bond ETF (EMAG) might offer long-term rewards, but is now the best time to ...
  38. Can Electric Cars Replace Gas Guzzlers?

    High costs and poor battery performance have deterred many from switching to electric cars, which begs the question: can ...
  39. How Violence In Yemen Has Affected Oil Prices

    Oil prices have been dropping significantly over the past year due to an abundance of supply and weaker global demand.
  40. How To Invest In Internet-Connected Cars

    Companies are combining automotive technology with phones, watches, and computers to create a new, profitable industry.
  41. How & Why Interest Rates Affect Options

    The Fed is expected to change interest rates soon. We explain how a change in interest rates impacts option valuations.
  42. How To Calculate The GDP Of A Country

    We explain how to calculate the GDP of a country using two different approaches.
  43. What Skills Do You Need For An Investment Banking Job?

    Aspiring for the best paid investment banking jobs? Here is the list of top skills that investment banks look for in job ...
  44. How To Value Airline Stocks

    We explain what drives the stocks of airline companies and how best to assess their values.
  45. Is There Any Upside Left in Costco?

    Costco's stock has performed exceptionally well over the past five years, but does it need a breather?
  46. The Pros & Cons Of A Strong Dollar

    As the U.S. economy has emerged from the Great Recession, the strength of the U.S. dollar has also improved.
  47. Impact Of Low Oil Prices On Oil Sellers And Buyers

    The impact of the fall in oil prices globally is nuanced due to the complex economies of some countries --some of which are ...
  48. Using Excel PV Function to compute Bonds PV

    To determine the value of a bond today - for a fixed principal (par value) to be repaid in the future at any predetermined ...
  49. Dos And Don'ts Of Selling A House

    Tips for selling your house in the shortest time possible and for the best price
  50. What Is Deflation And How Do Central Banks Fight It?

    The measures taken by central banks seem to be winning the battle against deflation, but it is too early to tell if they ...
  51. 5 Financial Tools You Can Throw Out The Window

    Bank deposit slip: what's that? Everyday tools of our financial life that went from indispensable to obsolete.
  52. Why The U.S. Economy Is Ready For Liftoff

    Though the U.S. economy is once again underperforming expectations, as it has for the past five years, the economy is ready ...
  53. Steps to Starting Up an Independent Broker Dealer

    Launching your own broker-dealer is a lot of work, but the potential payoff is great, both personally and financially.
  54. 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.
  55. Venezuela: Portrait of a Country in Turmoil

    Venezuela is floundering, and the story has more to do with just the falling price of oil.
  56. A Look at How the Ultra-Wealthy Invest

    Ultra-wealthy investors are cautious this year as they approach the markets. Many target mutual funds and stocks, but most ...
  57. The Cost of Shale Oil Versus Conventional Oil

    Fracking technology has brought new costs to the oil extraction process, and that has an impact on the profitability of the ...
  58. Top Commodities ETFs for Your Retirement Portfolio

    There are many commodity-tracking ETFs, but only a few are must-adds to your retirement portfolio.
  59. Who Are Netflix's Main Competitors?

    Netflix has many competitors, but is that really what current and potential shareholders should be worried about?
  60. Infrastructure Investment & Institutional Reforms

    There has been a lot of buzz in the market lately about the prospect for growth and stability in Latin America.
  61. Will Greece Ever Pay Off Its Debt?

    Greece's ability to pay off its debt has less to do with having enough assets and more to do with the benevolence of its ...
  62. The Long Game: Oil In 2020

    In January, oil bottomed out at less than half its price in June. What caused the plunge, and how should long-term investors ...
  63. Market Crisis: Does Diversification Still Work?

    If you still aren’t sold on the benefits of international diversification, you may object that: Diversification didn’t work ...
  64. Would More Government Debt Help The U.S. Economy?

    Many economic policy experts are once again asking: “What, if anything, can be done to accelerate the United States’ persistently ...
  65. Too Late To Invest In EM?

    Investors have flocked to developing markets amid continued low U.S. interest rates & hopes of further economic stimulus ...
  66. Japan's Heavy Exposure to Rising Rates

    While Japan has seen falling interest rates for over two decades, quantitative easing could mean this is about change. Just ...
  67. Swimming Pools: Costs Vs. Long-Term Value

    Consider the costs of installing and maintaining a swimming pool, and compare this with the pool's utility and the market ...
  68. A Quick Guide To Healthcare ETFs

    The healthcare industry offers a broad variety of sector ETFs but it’s difficult to avoid exposure to pharmaceuticals and ...
  69. The Risks & Rewards of Penny Stocks

    Penny stocks can make you a lot of money in a short period of time, but this is a very dangerous game that almost always ...
  70. Feeling Risk-Averse? Consider These Investments

    These investments offer risk-averse investors resiliency to bear markets while paying sustainable dividends or interest. ...
  71. Is it Wise to Diversify with Small-Caps?

    Historically, it's always been a good idea to add small-caps to your portfolio. But doing so right now will require more ...
  72. Top 10 Most Developed Cities in the U.S

    Want to know where to live, work, or play? If so, the following information might be of great value to you.
  73. Investing: How to Make Fast Money in Your 20s

    In your 20s and want to maximize returns on your investments? Here's how. But be careful.
  74. Fundamentals Of How Brazil Makes Its Money

    While it has an abundance of resources, including people, Brazil needs to begin to refocus its management and development ...
  75. Should You Average Down When Trading Stocks?

    Averaging down on a stock can allow you to avoid having to admit you are wrong. On top of this and given enough time, the ...
  76. Can Bitcoin Kill Central Banks?

    Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer unofficial currency that operates without government or central bank oversight. Can Bitcoin kill ...
  77. How The Federal Reserve Affects Mortgage Rates

    The Federal Reserve's actions as it aims to maintain economic stability impact the cost of funds for banks and consequently ...
  78. Should You Sidestep Social Media's Hottest ETF?

    Social media is hot, but it may not be the right time to invest.
  79. How Safe Are Gold And Silver Investments?

    Contrary to both tradition and popular opinion, gold and silver may not be the best hedges against inflation nor the safest ...
  80. The Economics Of Tesla Batteries

    Last week, Tesla announced its own line of commercial and residential batteries, called the PowerWall series, proving once ...
  81. Technology: Increasing Indoor Farming's Efficiency

    Indoor farming has gone high-tech. An increasing number of investors are now sitting up and taking notice.
  82. Europe's Oil Refineries Get A Second Chance

    The European refining sector is benefiting from the drop in oil prices, but it may not last the year. Can high margins beat ...
  83. New Avenues For Bitcoin Funding Opened Up By SEC

    Could New SEC Regulations Pave the Way for Investing in Bitcoin Startups?
  84. How Internet-Connected Cars Work

    With the rise of connected devices and wearable technology, even your car can connect to your digital life.
  85. How Nasdaq Makes Money

    NASDAQ provides a marketplace which offers money-making opportunities to investors. Investopedia explains how NASDAQ makes ...
  86. How The NYSE Makes Money

    We examine how the New York Stock Exchange, the leading US stock exchange, makes money.
  87. Why These European Countries Don't Use The Euro

    The euro is a common currency of the European Union. Yet, many EU countries don’t use the euro. Investopedia explores why.
  88. How Is The GDP Of India Calculated?

    India is a front-runner among developing economies. Investopedia explains how India calculates its GDP, an indicator of economic ...
  89. Young Investors: Should You Care About Dividends?

    If you're a young investor, you may want to consider a non-traditional approach to investing.
  90. Are These Your Best ETF, ETN Bets for 2015?

    These 10 ETFs and ETNs have been on fire, but will investors who don't proceed with caution get burned?
  91. How To Calculate Beta Of A Private Company

    We explain two methods for calculating the beta of a private company.
  92. What Happens When A Stock Broker Goes Bust?

    While there is nothing much that can be done against the market volatility, there is a protection mechanism in place in case ...
  93. Reduce Energy Costs By Making These Adjustments

    There are several ways you can reduce energy costs. These techniques range from minor tweaks to major renovations.
  94. Best ETFs to Trade the Tokyo Stock Exchange

    Japanese stocks are soaring thanks to incredibly aggressive monetary policy. Should you go for the ride?
  95. Should You Bet on These 5 Inverse Oil ETFs?

    While these oil inverse ETFs can make a lot of fast money, investors need to proceed with caution.
  96. 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?
  97. Today's Top ETFs: Worth a Bet or Should You Pass?

    ETFs can be profitable and dangerous. Here's a list of today's most popular funds and what you should watch about them.
  98. Are These the Top 3 Value Stocks of 2015?

    A look at three value plays for the long-term investor.
  99. How To Track Upcoming IPOs

    Interested in investing through IPOs? Here is the list of free sources for information on upcoming IPOs.
  100. Leveraged S&P 500 ETFs: Are These the Best?

    A look at the top six S&P 500 leveraged ETFs.
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