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  1. Are Tech Unicorns an Endangered Species?

    Tech unicorns seem to be losing investors' confidence. Here’s why and what it means for the tech sector.
  2. These Technology ETFs are Taking a Beating (AAPL)

    Thanks to their exposure to Apple these tech ETFs have taken a hit.
  3. Ray Dalio Report: The Economic Machine and Where We Are Now

    See why hedge fund manager Ray Dalio thinks he's figured out business cycles and why the simplest answer might not always ...
  4. Tesla Stock Climbs Despite Wider Q1 Loss (TSLA)

    Tesla says it expects to produce about 20,000 vehicles in the second quarter, which would be a 30% rise from the first quarter.
  5. TD Asset Management Announces Changes to Money Market Lineup (TD)

    Learn how TD Asset Management plans to adjust its money fund lineup to address SEC regulatory changes that were adopted in ...
  6. Can Japanese Stocks Rise Again?

    This week’s chart shows how Japanese companies’ inflation expectations have been steadily declining in recent quarters, amid ...
  7. 5 Best States for Tech Jobs (SPSC, AMZN)

    Find out which states are outpacing California, Washington, New York and other traditional high-tech hubs in job growth for ...
  8. Did We Reach a Ceiling to Fuel Growth by Borrowing?

    Find out how years of low interest rates and high borrowing have left the world economy with anemic growth and unprecedented ...
  9. Venezuela Economics: 4 Reasons Why This Country May Go Under

    Find out the reasons behind Venezuela's economic woes and why many economists believe it is headed for collapse in the coming ...
  10. Matter of Debate: A Return to Small Cap Quality?

    To assess risks and opportunities in small caps, we tapped into the insights of two of Neuberger Berman’s small-cap equity ...
  11. Diversification Pays While Low Inflation Stays

    Find out why neither rising rates nor rising defaults would spell the end of opportunistic, diversified fixed income.
  12. Global Financials: Exploring Revenue Trends & Fundamentals

    Learn where the global financial industry stands on revenue fundamentals compared to other industries and explore industry ...
  13. Economics Report: Compare and Contrast India vs. Brazil (PBR)

    Find out why Brazil and India, two of the largest and most important emerging market economies, appear to be headed in very ...
  14. CVS Stock Rises on 20% Surge in Q1 Revenue (CVS)

    During the quarter, CVS company posted revenue of $43.22 billion, marking an 19% rise year-over-year, exceeding Wall Street ...
  15. 5 Best Countries to Retire to If You Love Winter

    Certain countries are better suited than others for retirees who welcome the change in temperature that winter brings. Here ...
  16. Global Junk Bond Defaults on the Rise

    Discover the reasons behind Moody's forecast for a record number of bankruptcies of global high-yield bonds for 2016 and ...
  17. Trends in Capital Flows: Global Equities

    Review trends in global equity mutual fund flows between 2013 and 2015, and discover what those trends say about broader ...
  18. 3 Economies Benefiting From Biofuels

    Learn about what the largest biofuel-producing countries are achieving and how these fuels are helping their economies through ...
  19. Ireland Economics: 3 Troubling Similarities to Greece

    Discover how recent political changes in Ireland could compromise years of balance sheet improvements and economic growth, ...
  20. Negative Interest Rates: Would Americans Spend More?

    Find out why the experimental negative interest rate policy from the Federal Reserve might not spur Americans to spend more ...
  21. Is Now the Time to Get a Gold IRA?

    Yes, you can invest in actual gold or other precious metals for your IRA. See the special rules for gold IRAs and what to ...
  22. Analyst Ratings Report: Breaking Down the S&P 500 Index (SWN, WFM)

    Learn about Wall Street analysts' 2015 forecasts for the S&P 500 Index, as well as the effects of individual components and ...
  23. Wanted: Monetary Policy Plan B

    Learn how central banks have been the only game in town for years now, driving asset prices higher with the help of interest ...
  24. GE Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers

    Learn about General Electric, and discover the companies that are its key suppliers. Obtain a brief description and analysis ...
  25. Tesla Stock: An Earnings Case Study (TSLA)

    Pay attention to whether Tesla’s quarterly vehicle deliveries continue to outweigh quarterly earnings and revenue from investors’ ...
  26. GE Stock: An Earnings Case Study

    Learn how General Electric Company has performed over the past eight quarters, and discover what trends analysts expect to ...
  27. IBM Stock: An Earnings Case Study

    Learn the main drivers behind IBM's earnings model and why analysts predict a decline in 2016 followed by a strong recovery ...
  28. Facebook Stock: An Earnings Case Study (FB)

    Explore an earnings case study on Facebook, and learn about its earnings, advertising revenue and total revenue growth rates ...
  29. 3 Japanese Inflation and Policy Implications from PIMCO's Tadashi Kakuchi

    Learn three critical implications for policy and inflation of Japan's introduction of negative interest rates, based on comments ...
  30. UPS Stock: An Earnings Case Study

    Check out the analysis of earnings for United Parcel Service, including historical earnings, past analyst estimates and future ...
  31. Disney Stock: An Earnings Case Study (DIS)

    Explore an earnings case study of The Walt Disney Company, and learn about its earnings and revenue in 2014 and 2015 and ...
  32. IBM Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers

    Find out which companies spend large percentages of their revenues to buy IBM products and services and what makes their ...
  33. (AES) Who Are AES Corporation's Main Competitors?

    Learn about AES Corporation and which companies are its main competitors in the utilities sector. Receive a brief summary ...
  34. IBM Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers

    Find out which suppliers generate large percentages of their revenues from International Business Machines and what makes ...
  35. SandRidge's 3 Most Profitable Lines of Business (SDOC)

    Learn about the three most profitable lines of business for SandRidge Energy Inc., an oil and natural gas exploration company ...
  36. Ford Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (F)

    Find out which suppliers generate a large percentage of their revenues from the Ford Motor Company and what makes their relationship ...
  37. What Happens if the FUP Strikes Against Petrobras (PBR)

    Find out how a strike by The Federation of Oil Workers (FUP) could be disastrous for the fragile finances of Petrobras Brasileiro ...
  38. Netflix Stock: An Earnings Case Study (NFLX)

    Find out about Netflix's EPS and revenue in 2014 and 2015, and learn about the number of users, EPS and revenue it is expected ...
  39. What to Look for From The Fed

    Once again it is time for the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) Board of Governors meeting, and the market is eager to see what ...
  40. A Window of Opportunity for Emerging Market Assets

    This week’s chart shows why we are in a sweet spot for emerging market (EM) assets with a weakening U.S. dollar, a rebound ...
  41. Negative Interest Rates Require Flexibility in Fixed Income

    Here’s a quick look at four charts showing just a few of the interrelated ways the global fixed income markets have dramatically ...
  42. LinkedIn Stock Pops on Q1 Earnings Beat (LNKD)

    The fact that the management under-projected this quarter's EPS (55 cents vs. 74 cents) doesn't instill confidence they have ...
  43. Top 5 Positions in Peter Thiel's Portfolio (PYPL, FB)

    Learn about Peter Thiel’s investment portfolio, including his remaining stake in Facebook and his current startup investments, ...
  44. Solar Wars: Solar City vs. Verengo Solar vs. Sungevity

    Read about three important players in the growing solar-energy services market, and learn more about their business operations ...
  45. Apple Stock: An Earnings Case Study (AAPL)

    Discover an earnings case study on Apple, and learn about its EPS and revenue growth rates, and what analysts are projecting ...
  46. Comcast Acquires Dreamworks Animation for $3.8B (DWA, CMCSA)

    A quick look at what Comcast owns!
  47. Thoughts from John Hussman on Markets

    Find out what famed market forecaster John Hussman, who correctly called the 2000 and 2007 crashes, thinks about the current ...
  48. AMD: Advanced Micro Devices Earnings Case Study

    Read an earnings analysis of AMD. Discover its historical earnings, and get breakdowns of past and future analyst earnings ...
  49. Yahoo! Stock: An Earnings Case Study (YHOO)

    Discover the earnings analysis about Yahoo!, including comments on historical earnings and the breakdown of analysts' past ...
  50. 5 Stocks Below $10 That Have Crushed the Market

    These five small-cap stocks have been on fire. Should they be on your radar?
  51. Exxon Stock Up Ahead of Earnings, Hikes Dividend (XOM)

    A downgrade in credit rating Tuesday by Standard & Poor's wasn't enough to keep investors from buying shares of Exxon Mobil, ...
  52. Where Rents Are Rising Most (Or Not So Much)

    If you’re in the market for rental housing, rents are rising more slowly in major metro areas; secondary-market rents, however, ...
  53. Do Big Soccer Tournaments Boost Market Performance?

    See why the conventional wisdom about the World Cup — that it boosts economic activity and helps local stock markets — is ...
  54. Re-Emerging Markets?

    If you're wondering when will the emerging markets comeback be? Read on because is still young, but encouraging.
  55. 5 Stocks to Invest in the Decline of Oil Storage Capacity (MMP, EDP)

    Discover five stocks that may likely benefit from the decline of oil storage capacity, and learn about their core business ...
  56. Is Twitter Doomed? (TWTR)

    Twitter has been reporting disappointing earnings for some quarters now. Is the stock doomed?
  57. (BABA) Who are Alibaba's Main Competitors?

    Learn about China's dominant e-commerce company, Alibaba, including its main domestic competitor, JD.com, and other players ...
  58. Facebook Stock Lower Ahead of Earnings (FB)

    Technology stocks have gotten punished so far this earnings season thanks to weak revenue, profits and brutal guidance. Can ...
  59. Global Health Care Technology: 5 Key Industry Players (JNJ, GSK)

    Discover how to analyze which of these top five key global health care technology industry players best suit your portfolio ...
  60. UCO: Crude Oil ETF Performance Case Study

    Explore how double-leveraged exposure to oil prices has affected the performance of the ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil ...
  61. Earnings Guide: 3 Insights to Consider in U.S. Markets (QCOM, V)

    Assess current earnings trends that affect financial decisions in today's volatile market, focusing on ratios, dividends ...
  62. Mergers & Acquisitions Report: 2 Trends in the Market

    Learn what attracts buyers and sellers into today's M&A market, as well as what trends are emerging in 2016 by sector and ...
  63. Should You Buy Or Build a Home?

    You're ready for a new house. Should you buy it or build it? Here's how to think through the pros and cons, whether it's ...
  64. 8 Harmful Side Effects of Continued European Quantitative Easing (Q.E.)

    Read about eight harmful side effects of European Central Bank's decision to boost its quantitative easing (QE) program and ...
  65. What to Expect at April's FOMC Meeting

    The Fed won't raise rates Wednesday, but it's worth paying close attention to Yellen's comments about the future trajectory ...
  66. Do the Olympics Boost Market Performance?

    Learn about the economics of the Olympics, and why estimates about stock market boosts for the host country are probably ...
  67. (ATI) Who are Allegheny Technologies' Main Competitors?

    Read about the specialty metals and components producer Allegheny Technologies, and learn more about its operations and competitive ...
  68. The Debt Report: The Energy Sector

    Discover how the energy sector bit off more debt than it could chew, and learn why the energy bond contagion has market analysts ...
  69. Global Consumer Durables: 5 Key Industry Players (VLKAY, TM)

    Learn how the consumer durables industry is dominated by auto manufacturers and which German carmaker finally became the ...
  70. Global Transportation: Exploring Revenue Trends and Fundamentals

    Explore the geographic trends in global transportation sector revenues, and discover the factors that influence revenue contribution ...
  71. The 5 Biggest Oil Bankruptcies of All Time (CVX, OGXP3.SA)

    Learn about the five largest bankruptcies in the oil industry. With oil prices in a slump and a global oversupply of oil, ...
  72. Boeing Stock: An Earnings Case Study (BA)

    Check out the earnings analysis for Boeing, including the company's historical earnings and analysts' past and future earnings ...
  73. Does Quantitative Easing (Q.E.) Add to Inequality?

    Learn about quantitative easing (QE) and whether or not this new central banking policy tool plays a role in helping or hindering ...
  74. Why This Finance Pro Sees Deflating Bubbles

    Here's why this finance expert believes not only that there are bubbles but that they are deflating.
  75. Citigroup Cuts U.S. Growth Forecast

    After the recently published IMF forecast report, major banks like Citigroup are also cutting growth projections for the ...
  76. 3 Ways Tax Haven Governments Make Money

    If the governments of tax haven countries impose little, or no, income taxes, how exactly do these nations generate revenue?
  77. Kinder Morgan's 6 Most Profitable Lines of Business (KMI)

    Read about Kinder Morgan's 2015 profitability and the relative importance of each segment. This illuminates changes by comparing ...
  78. AMC vs. Regal Entertainment: Which Is Better for My Portfolio?

    Compare the stock performances of AMC Entertainment Holdings and Regal Entertainment Group before betting on AMC’s merger ...
  79. Goldman Sachs Expects Three Rate Hikes in 2016 (GS)

    Explore the factors surrounding the Fed's recent decision to forgo raising interest rates and uncover Goldman Sachs' prediction ...
  80. Amazon Stock: An Earnings Case Study (AMZN)

    Read this earnings analysis on Amazon, including comments on the company's historical earnings and breakdown of past and ...
  81. GM Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (AXL, MEI)

    Learn more about five of the key suppliers that provide automotive parts and component systems to the General Motors Company ...
  82. AQR Capital Management: Investment Manager Highlight

    Discover the investment strategies and secrets of hedge fund powerhouse AQR Capital Management LLC in the alternative investment ...
  83. Starbucks Stock: An Earnings Case Study (SBUX)

    Learn how Starbucks has generated sales and earnings growth each year. Consider how the company measures average ticket sales ...
  84. (WMB) Who Are the Williams Companies' Main Competitors?

    Discover the main competitive threats to Williams Companies, a natural gas supplier founded in 1908, whose pipelines extend ...
  85. 4 Oil Companies Swimming in Debt to Avoid (HK, SWN)

    Discover which oil and natural gas companies American investors should avoid in 2016, and why the industry is awash with ...
  86. 5 Most Popular Stocks Among Members in Congress

    Here is a look at a few stocks American congressman and senators have in their personal investment portfolios.
  87. Is Your Car Safe From Cyber Crime?

    More of our cars are coming equipped with internet-enabled devices. Should you be worried about hackers gaining access from ...
  88. Global Trade in 2015: Worst Since the Financial Crisis

    Find out why the global trade reversal in 2015 was the worst since the financial crisis happened, and what it means for the ...
  89. Case Study: Looking Back at Cyprus

    Find out how Cyprus has fared with its decision for the EU bailout and where the country’s banks are now headed for the future.
  90. Graphene Stocks: 3 To Consider in 2016 (005930.KS, TSLA)

    Learn about three companies investigating development of a superconductive material 200 times stronger than steel that may ...
  91. 5 Reliable Dividend Stocks

    We quickly analyze five stocks that have rewarded investors over the long haul. Here's why they may make some sense for your ...
  92. RIAs: Here's What to Know About the Fiduciary Rule

    The real impact of the new Department of Labor bill has yet to be felt in the retirement industry, but changes are coming. ...
  93. 5 Consumer Stocks 'Big Money' Bets With (KO, PEP)

    Investors favoring reliable returns should consider slow-and-steady stocks. One way to find such lower-risk stocks is to ...
  94. The Debt Report: The Financials Sector

    Take a look at the evolution of debt-to-asset measurements across America's largest financial institutions during the 10 ...
  95. A Breakdown on How the Stock Market Works

    Learn what it means to own stocks and shares, why shares exist, and how you buy and sell them.
  96. Sectors to Follow in Q2

    As we head into Q2, you might wonder what sectors are best positioned for the next three months. Here’s a quick look at some ...
  97. Global Technology: 4 Key Industry Players (MSFT, IBM)

    Discover the technology companies that are global key industry players based on annual sales, and obtain a brief analysis ...
  98. What Could Hurt the Recent Turnaround in Stocks?

    Falling oil prices, bad corporate earnings and a rancorous election season hasn't done much to blunt the rally in stocks. ...
  99. Russia and Ukraine's Conflict Is Far From Over

    Gain insight into the compelling dynamics behind the Russian annexation of Crimea and Ukraine's avowed intent to recover ...
  100. Global Energy: 3 Key Industry Players (SNP, XOM)

    Examine the stocks of some of the most important publicly traded companies in the critically important market sector of energy.
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