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  1. The Investopedia Anxiety Index

    The Investopedia Anxiety Index
  2. Financial Planning If You Work at a Startup

    There are unique financial planning considerations for startup workers. Here are some tips to generate a solid financial ...
  3. Top 5 Books to Learn About the Fintech Industry

    If you're interested in learning more about the fintech industry, take a look at these top five books written to help individuals ...
  4. How Insider Trading Is Prevented in Corporations

    Insider trading can undermine the markets and damage reputations, so companies and regulators alike have instituted policies ...
  5. The Top 4 Investors Investing in Gold (GLD, GDX)

    Some of the richest and most well-regarded investors, including George Soros, Jeff Gundlach, Stanley Druckenmiller and John ...
  6. Saudi Arabia Makes Preliminary Oil Offer to Iran

    Saudi Arabia offers to cut production if Iran holds current output levels steady.
  7. The Hidden Portfolio Risk in Higher Rates

    We discuss the implications of a higher rate regime for your portfolio. The answer may surprise you.
  8. Top 5 Farming Stocks of 2016 (MON, DE)

    The agricultural industry is likely to experience long-term growth as the world’s population increases. These top farming ...
  9. How the U.S. Dollar Became the World's Reserve Currency

    The U.S. dollar was first minted in 1914. Find out what occurred during the last century to make the U.S. dollar the world's ...
  10. 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.
  11. How Investment Banks Make Money

    Take a look at methods through which investment banks make money, such as investment research, asset management, and brokerage ...
  12. The Impact of Brexit on General Motors (GM)

    Brexit, the result of the U.K. leaving the European Union, will have much impact on many industries. This article discusses ...
  13. 3 Reasons Real Estate Is Not a Good Investment Right Now

    Is real estate a good investment right now? Probably not, given that housing prices are overheated with respect to household ...
  14. Bonds that Have Seen the Most Traffic Lately

    We examine U.S. fixed income fund flow data since the last Fed meeting and points out some trends worth paying attention ...
  15. Is Deleveraging a Red Flag to U.S. Equities?

    While U.S. equity prices surged following the financial crisis, they could suffer sharp declines once the Federal Reserve ...
  16. Hawks vs. Doves: Fed Increasingly Split Over Rates

    Investors highly anticipate a second rate hike this year as the Fed's hawks gain influence, following a period of no increases ...
  17. Why the Correlation Between the Dollar and Equities Is Weakening (SPY, UUP)

    The correlation between U.S. dollars and equities can change based on macroeconomic conditions. Understanding the causes ...
  18. Is Venture Capital Slowing in the U.S.?

    Venture capitalists are more selective in 2016, turning away from U.S. startups in an era of big business and slow growth ...
  19. 2 Investments With the Most Risk in 2016 (GLD, SDY)

    Investors should identify which investment has the most risk to protect themselves from losses. Risky investments include ...
  20. 4 Common Banking Habits of Millennials

    Here’s how the banking habits of millennials differ substantially from those of previous generations.
  21. Why U.S. Dollars Aren't Accepted in Canada

    Is the U.S. dollar accepted in Canada? Learn about the legal and practical aspects of using U.S. dollars in Canadian transactions.
  22. Most Profitable Mining Companies of 2016 (CDE, AG)

    The most profitable mining companies for 2016 included small-cap precious metal miners. The greatest total profit belongs ...
  23. What’s Behind the Credit Suisse Upgrade of EPD (EPD, CS)

    Despite recent drops in share price of Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (EPD), Credit Suisse (ADR) sees strong fundamentals ...
  24. Chart of the Week: The Good News About Global Growth

    This week's chart shows the new BlackRock Macro GPS economic indicator and the good news it implies about the global growth ...
  25. Maintaining Human Interaction in a Robo-Care World

    BlackRock’s Retirement Roundtable series covers a wide range of retirement-related topics, and at the London roundtable, ...
  26. 3 Books the CEO of Itaú Unibanco is Reading (ITUB)

    The summer reading list of Roberto Setubal, the CEO of Itaú Unibanco, includes novels and a book on the risks facing the ...
  27. 3 Countries That Produce the Most Renewable Energy

    China, the United States and Brazil are the top three producers of energy from renewable sources, with hydroelectric power ...
  28. The Most Volatile Time for Stocks? Sept. and Oct.

    September and October have historically been the two most volatile months for stocks, which some advisors see as an opportunity.
  29. How the Eurozone's Fight Against Deflation Is Hurting Savers

    The European Central Bank is fighting a desperate battle against deflation. Find out what it is doing and how it is going ...
  30. The 3 Biggest Penalties for Insider Trading in the U.S.

    The three large penalties for insider trading in the United States have been handed down in recent years, leading to civil ...
  31. Top 5 Wheat Stocks of 2016 (ADM, MON)

    There is limited exposure to pure plays in wheat for stock investors, but here are the top five wheat-market-related equities ...
  32. How Blockchain Technology Could Free Up Billions for Banks (UBS, BK)

    Blockchain technology could save banks billions of dollars by sharply reducing the expenses and time associated with settling ...
  33. The 6 Most Common Explanations for Economic Stagnation

    Professional economists disagree about why the global economy has stagnated since 2001. Find out what some prominent thinkers ...
  34. Behind eBay's 161% Rise in 10 Years (EBAY)

    Returns for eBay shareholders have been driven by financial performance, company outlook and market reception of the PayPal ...
  35. Top 5 Hydroelectric Power Stocks of 2016 (BEP, IDA)

    Hydroelectric is an energy source that accounts for nearly 20% of global energy, and growing. This article discusses the ...
  36. 10 Countries With the Most McDonald's Locations (MCD)

    Europe may be more important to McDonald's than the United States, and Asia is not too far behind now that the Chinese market ...
  37. Are Junk Bonds the New Equities?

    Many investors have begun to treat junk bonds like stocks. Is this a sound strategy?
  38. Funding a Startup with Retirement Cash: Smart or Dumb?

    Retired entrepreneurs who have "played it safe" – and retirees who want to stretch their dollars – are looking to invest ...
  39. EOG's $2.5 Billion Deal Gets Mixed Reviews (EOG)

    Oil may have to reach $50 a barrel before profit margins improve at Yates Petroleum, which EOG bought for$2.5 billion
  40. Here's Where Investment Banks Are Recruiting (GS, C)

    The question of "Where do investment banks recruit?" is best answered through an analysis of the top schools where investment ...
  41. Diversification Strategies: Stocks Vs. Gold

    When it comes to asset allocation, is gold a solid diversifying asset class?
  42. Will the U.S. Election Really Matter for Markets?

    Find out why the U.S. election may have less of an impact on markets than many are expecting.
  43. Big Investors Are Loading Up Devon Energy (DVN)

    SEC filings reveal several institutional investors are adding more shares of Devon Energy (DVN) to their portfolios.
  44. Why Having a Strong Currency Is Like Holding a Hot Potato

    Strong currencies can create complicated situations for nations and policymakers, especially when central banks use divergent ...
  45. Social Media and Compliance: Toeing the Line

    These are things advisors can do to stay in line with compliance guidelines while effectively leveraging social media.
  46. The Book Carlo Messina Is Reading (ISNPY)

    The one book that made the summer reading list of Carlo Messina, CEO of Intesa Sanpaolo, poses the question of what makes ...
  47. Most Profitable Auto Companies of 2016 (TM, GM)

    Coming off a six-year boom in the the auto industry, five stalwarts have remained among the most profitable auto companies ...
  48. VelocityShares 3x Long Crude ETN: 6-Month Snap Shot (UWTI)

    UWTI has had a greater than 100% gain and a 50% loss in the last six months. These wild swings are due to the oil market ...
  49. Most Profitable Health Care Companies of 2016 (GILD, JNJ)

    All four of the most profitable health care companies listed on U.S. exchanges reported net income exceeding $2 billion during ...
  50. The Most Interesting Phenomenon in Today’s Jobs Market

    There has been much focus over the past week on the August payroll growth slowdown and what it means for the timing of the ...
  51. Gold is Still a Good Hedge when Volatility Rises

    With volatility low and interest rates poised to rise, why hold gold? We discuss the important role it plays in a portfolio ...
  52. Some Liquid Alt Funds Hiding Fees: Morningstar

    Morningstar maintains that some liquid alternative funds have taken advantage of an SEC reporting loophole that allows them ...
  53. 5 Consumer Staple Stocks Vulnerable To a Sell Off (GIS, CAG)

    Thinking about investing for dividend yield? Here is a consumer staples stock list of companies that could potentially sell ...
  54. The Hidden Risk of Adopting Digital Currency

    Central banks could potentially leverage digital currency and blockchain technology to quickly and effectively implement ...
  55. Why U.S. Dollars Are Accepted in Bermuda

    The island's proximity to the United States, its popularity with U.S. tourists and the presence of multinational companies ...
  56. What Would It Take for the U.S. Dollar to Collapse?

    Quantitative easing raised concerns about the dollar's vulnerability, but a review of the dollar's strengths and weaknesses ...
  57. Top 3 Nuclear Stocks of 2016 (EXC, CCJ)

    Nuclear power may be seeing a resurgence in 2016 and beyond, and there are three top nuclear stocks for investors to watch ...
  58. Chart of the Week: The Truth About Climate-Aware Investing

    Climate-aware investing does not have to mean compromising on traditional goals of maximizing investment returns, as this ...
  59. Here Are the Countries With the Most Natural Resources

    Commodities are the raw materials for all products produced worldwide. This article lists the top 10 countries with the most ...
  60. This is Where Most Pension Funds Invest

    Pension funds have moved beyond traditional investments in bonds and stocks. The new order includes private equity and alternative ...
  61. A Roadmap for Climate-Savvy Investing

    We explain the market risks and opportunities as well as how investors can incorporate climate awareness into their investment ...
  62. Are Negative Rates Really "Far Superior" to Combat Downturns?

    Ever wonder how negative interest rates work? Economist Marvin Goodfriend swears by negative interest rates, touting them ...
  63. Protecting Against Private Student Loan Servicers

    The CFPB’s recent student loan settlement with Wells Fargo highlights how important it is to know how to protect against ...
  64. Will Robots Be the Core Cause for Reshoring in the United States?

    It is possible that advances in robotics and the increased usage of them will cause an increase in reshoring of jobs in the ...
  65. Top 5 Books to Learn About the Banking Industry (JPM, BAC)

    Here are five of the top recommended books to read in order to gain a thorough understanding of the all-important banking ...
  66. VelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN: 6-Month Snap Shot (UGAZ, CS)

    As the six-month snapshot of the VelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN shows, natural gas prices ran in a wide range while ...
  67. Barrick Gold Stock: 3 Things to Watch (ABX)

    Three key indicators could impact Barrick Gold Corp.'s profitability and determine whether its shares continue to rise in ...
  68. How Popmoney Works and Makes Money (FISV)

    Popmoney allows users to transfers funds with the exchanging of cash or checks, and the company has multiple revenue streams ...
  69. Behind Lumber Liquidators' 44% Rise in 10 Years (LL)

    Lumber Liquidators' stock rose rapidly from its IPO to its 2013 high, but slowing growth and product quality scandal caused ...
  70. Top 5 Petroleum Stocks of 2016 (MPC, OAS)

    WTI crude oil prices rebounded to $50 per barrel in August 2016. Risk-tolerant investors should keep these top five petroleum ...
  71. Is Fed QE4 More Likely Than Negative Interest Rates?

    Fed QE4 and negative interest rates are two policy options that speculators think the central bank might harness if economic ...
  72. 4 Forces Behind Income Inequality in America

    Two-thirds of U.S. households saw their income decline or stay flat between 2005 and 2014. A McKinsey report has taken an ...
  73. Steve Jurvetson: "Big Companies Should Be Worried"

    Steve Jurvetson on the future and why he thinks that big companies should be nervous.
  74. Credit Unions vs. Banks: Which Is Better?

    Credit unions vs. banks: Even though most Americans have accounts with a traditional big bank, many Americans are opting ...
  75. Behind Morgan Stanley's 54.6% Decrease in 10 Years (MS)

    Morgan Stanley's price chart resembles its benchmarks, but its -54.6% 10-year return was driven by poor financial results ...
  76. The Rise of Alternative Economics

    Alternative economics has provided businesses, borrowers and lenders with the opportunity to overcome restrictions such as ...
  77. Why Low-End Jobs Are Paying More

    More companies are now paying employees in low-end jobs higher wages. Here is why – and who benefits.
  78. Most Profitable Natural Gas Companies of 2016 (XOM, RDS-A)

    The five most profitable natural gas companies are diverse energy producers whose businesses have struggled thanks to falling ...
  79. Top 4 Companies Owned by British Petroleum (BP, OJSCY)

    British petroleum giant BP owns many companies that help it earn more through the sale of its fuel products around the world.
  80. How to Manage the 'Debt Supercycle'

    A “super cycle” of debt in the global economy means that fixed-income investors need to proceed with caution.
  81. Will Quantitative Easing Lead to Hyperinflation?

    A look at whether or not quantitative easing could potentially lead the U.S. into a period of hyperinflation.
  82. Top 5 Metal Mining Stocks of 2016 (CDE, HMY)

    Precious metal mining stocks have been on a sharp uptrend, while stock prices of base metal and industrial metal miners are ...
  83. EOG: How EOG Resources' Stock Price Rose 38% in 6 Months

    Rather than increase oil production to compensate for low prices, EOG Resources halted production growth to focus on profitability ...
  84. 4 Books the CEO of Etisalat Nigeria is Reading

    Hakeem Belo-Osagie, the chairman at telecom firm, Etisalat Nigeria, has several books on his reading list that may reveal ...
  85. Could Helicopter Money Become a Reality in Europe?

    The eurozone experienced deflation in some months of 2016, which caused some economists to consider helicopter money as a ...
  86. Do Credit Unions Offer the Best Auto Loan Rates?

    Credit unions' auto loan rates are often lower than the rates at dealerships and traditional banks. Learn the pros and cons ...
  87. Donald Trump Dreams of an Endless, Bloody, Costly American War

    Trump has never been close to combat, but he does have a Purple Heart. He got it from an admiring old soldier at a campaign ...
  88. America's Best 10 Banks for Customer Service (HBAN, TD)

    When investing in the retail banking sector, consider using J.D. Power’s customer satisfaction score as a performance metric ...
  89. EIA vs. API: Comparing Crude Inventories Announcements

    Between the two major oil inventory reports: the API and the U.S. EIA, which is more highly regarded and why?
  90. With Election Looming, Fundamentals & Fed Matter for Investors

    This has been an unusual election in the United States, to say the least. We discuss some of the potential investment implications ...
  91. Behind Nokia's 70% Drop in 10 Years (NOK)

    Nokia's old mobile device business rose to global leadership before quickly becoming irrelevant, causing the stock price ...
  92. Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3x Shares: 6-Month Snapshot (NUGT)

    NUGT is a leveraged vehicle that can deliver exceptional returns to savvy traders. Learn the major factors behind NUGT's ...
  93. 3M Stock: 3 Things to Watch (MMM)

    3M Company's stock price is widely affected by macroeconomics, and investors should focus on three leading economic indicators ...
  94. 2 Books Jamie Dimon Is Reading (JPM)

    Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Company, is reading two books that detail how to create an America that can recover ...
  95. Top 7 Companies Owned by Volkswagen (VW)

    Pursuing a strategy of diversification focused on quality and performance, Volkswagen Group has acquired a diverse portfolio ...
  96. Most Profitable Beer Companies of 2016

    AB InBev, Ambev, Heineken, Carlsberg and Molson Coors are among the largest brewers by sales volume and should deliver the ...
  97. Top 10 Bank Stocks for 2016

    Bank stocks have performed strongly in August 2016, as the prospect of an interest-rate hike increases. These top stocks ...
  98. Who Is Driving Ford Motor's Management Team? (F)

    Mark Fields, John Casesa, William Clay Ford Jr. and Paul Ballew are Ford executives who worked their way to the top of the ...
  99. Is the Microsoft and Xiaomi Partnership a Threat to Apple?

    The strategic partnership of Microsoft and Xiaomi should benefit both companies, but the pairing likely is not enough to ...
  100. Is the CFA Useful for Corporate Finance?

    The CFA is useful for some job functions, but an MBA may better suit younger workers.
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