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  1. Are Bond Yields Forecasting Equity Weakness?

    Read on last week's news on equity and bond markets history being made.
  2. 5 Key Takeaways From the Brexit Vote

    We see five key takeaways from the UK’s 52% to 48% vote to break with the European Union (EU), and the lasting consequences ...
  3. If C&I Credits Are Worsening, Are U.S. Banks Still Solid? (BAC, XLF)

    Learn about trends in commercial and industrial loan portfolios at big banks and why increases in nonperforming loans might ...
  4. Chart of the Week: Where to Find Opportunities in a Post-Brexit World

    This week’s chart helps explains where to potentially find attractive value in a post-Brexit world.
  5. Drawdown Risks: 4 Tips from Goldman to Prepare (GS)

    Explore the four recommendations made by Goldman Sachs to prepare for the increasing frequency of double-digit drawdowns ...
  6. What Data Can Tell Us About the Brexit Vote

    BlackRock’s Scientific Active Equity team compiled several key data points for an internal live dashboard to better understand ...
  7. GAAP vs. Non-GAAP: Which Should You Consider for Evaluation?

    Find out why GAAP and non-GAAP earnings diverged in 2015. Determine which one deserves investor focus, based on investor ...
  8. Why Citi Says Lower Gas Prices Aren't Helping the World (C)

    Learn why lower prices of oil have done little to increase U.S. consumer spending, drive corporate earnings or increase global ...
  9. 4 Government-Funded FuelCell Energy Projects (FCEL)

    Discover FuelCell Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: FCEL), an alternative energy provider developing renewable fuel cell power plants ...
  10. 6 Catalysts That Could Hurt Investors' Confidence

    Learn why Bank of America expects the economy to rebound, and how investors can best position themselves to take advantage ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. Is the ECB Failing as a Central Bank?

    Deutsche Bank claims that the European Central Bank has failed. Discover the reasons for this accusation and the bank's proposed ...
  13. Is Brexit a Disaster or Blessing for UK Oil?

    Is Brexit a step too far or a new opportunity for the U.K.'s oil industry?
  14. Are Negative Interest Rates Good or Bad?

    The jury is still out on the effectiveness of negative interest rates, and whether they help or hurt the national and global ...
  15. 3 Takeaways From Q1 2016 S&P 500 Companies' Earnings

    Explore the three key takeaways from Q1 2016 earnings reports from companies in the S&P 500, all of which indicate the potential ...
  16. 10 Global Regions Experimenting with Driverless Cars

    Read about how 10 countries have been experimenting with driverless cars, and learn about some of the technology that comes ...
  17. Russell Rebalance Study: What You Need to Know

    Analyze the recent stock performance for different types of stocks to determine which equities could gain or benefit ahead ...
  18. 5 Cities That Give You the Best Chance to Get Rich

    If you want to build sustainable wealth, where you choose to hang your hat can have a significant impact on your success. ...
  19. Why the Fed Says Banking Functions Are Too Complex (JPM, BAC)

    Discover why the Federal Reserve may raise capital requirements for America's largest banks or move to limit complex derivative ...
  20. Top 5 Banks That Are Too Big to Fail (JPM, BAC)

    Discover how the five largest banks have become so big that it would be detrimental to the financial health of the US economy ...
  21. 3 Top British Pound ETFs Suffer After Brexit Vote

    ETFs focused specifically on the British pound (GBP) have taken a beating on the heels of Britain's 'leave' vote.
  22. The Upside of a Flat Market

    For all the threat and malaise a flat market can present, there is always a silver lining.
  23. What the Brexit Means to Near-Retirees

    Brexit-spurred economic uncertainty and added volatility comes at an inopportune time for those nearing retirement. Here's ...
  24. Talking to Your Clients about the Brexit

    The Brexit is a great time to reach out and let clients know you are on top of the situation and that you are there to address ...
  25. The World's Top 10 Economies

    A look at the top 10 economies in the world.
  26. How the Brexit Could Affect U.S. Investors

    Learn what Brexit is, who supports and opposes it, and when the referendum is to be held. Discover the possible consequences ...
  27. Does Lack of Innovation Matter for Apple?

    analyze if Apple has ever been an innovation company
  28. Will the Fed Raise Rates During a Profit Recession?

    Find out if another rate hike from the Federal Reserve means stocks are in for a rough year, and why corporate earnings continue ...
  29. Income Strategies for Your Portfolio to Make Money Regularly

    Discover the option-writing strategies that can deliver consistent income, including the use of put options instead of limit ...
  30. Why LinkedIn Is Unlikely to Be the Next Nokia

    Bernstein explains how Microsoft can utilize LinkedIn's most valuable assets: its professional network of people, relationships, ...
  31. Is the SEC Trying to Prevent the Next Crash?

    Find out why the Securities and Exchange Commission wants to crack down on accounting practices, but why it might be better ...
  32. Michael Bloomberg's Take on Brexit

    Learn the history and implications of Brexit, and see why Michael Bloomberg thinks Britain's withdrawal from the EU would ...
  33. CalPERS vs. CalSTRS: Assessing Their Portfolios

    Monitor the success of CalSTRS toward achieving annual returns of 7.5% with the risk mitigation strategy, and compare to ...
  34. Billionaire John Paulson's Q1 Biotechs: AGN, SGYP

    Let's take a look at billionaire hedge fund manager John Paulson's Q1 investments in these healthcare stocks: AGN, SGYP
  35. International Bonds are Worth Another Look

    We explain how a global bond portfolio can offer more than a U.S.-only portfolio can.
  36. 5 Central Banks That Are Publicly Traded

    Learn about five central banks that have publicly traded shares. Explore shareholder voting and dividend rights for public ...
  37. How to Break Your Bad Financial Habits

    For individuals and families to hold their own and build equity for retirement, they need to commit to responsible spending ...
  38. Is Brexit Really Europe's Biggest Threat? (EWU)

    Learn about the Brexit vote and its potential short-term consequences, but there may be an even bigger threat to the EU's ...
  39. S&P 500: Q1 2016 Earnings Report Card (WFC, AAPL)

    Explore the report card for the earnings and revenues of the S&P 500 in Q1 2016, as well as the warning signs indicating ...
  40. How the Underground Economy Affects GDP

    Find out how the underground, or shadow, economy affects the accuracy of the calculation of a country's gross domestic product ...
  41. Think You Can Stomach the Perfect Investment?

    When it comes to investing, great long-term track records are not immune from pullbacks, but try telling that to any investor.
  42. China Real Estate: Lawsuits Are Increasing, Price Is Stabilizing

    Examine Chinese real estate data to understand the geographical dynamics of recovery. What does lawsuit volume indicate about ...
  43. Which Brokers Are Anticipating a Bear Market? (GS, JPM)

    Learn why four market strategists at leading U.S. financial institutions are taking cautious views about stock market performance ...
  44. Credit Market: Will China Start Deleveraging? (NMR)

    Learn why China's soaring level of debt poses a risk to the economy and why Chinese authorities believe the country must ...
  45. Chart of the Week: The Global Dynamic That’s Pushing Yields Lower

    Find out why global bond yields continue their downward trend to two things: easy central bank policy and Brexit-induced ...
  46. 8 Tech Companies With Acquisition Potential (ACIA)

    According to Goldman Sachs, these eight technology companies could be acquired next.
  47. 8 Companies That Could Be Acquired Next (SHAK)

    LinkedIn has just been acquired by Microsoft. Who might be next?
  48. Central Bankers' Role in Keynesian Economics

    Learn about the role of monetary policy in Keynesian economics, and examine how central banks impacted aggregate demand in ...
  49. How Low Interest Rates Affect the British Economy

    Explore the impact of historically low interest rates on the British economy, while discovering the reasons for and against ...
  50. Why $50 Oil Won't Be Sustainable (USO, XLE)

    Examine why the recent upswing in oil prices looks to be short-lived, and discover the dynamics between the increasing level ...
  51. Silicon Valley Real Estate: A Good Time to Buy? (FB, GOOG)

    Find out what factors drive the Silicon Valley housing market in 2016. Learn why the high-end homes market is cooling off ...
  52. Buffett's Moat: Is Intel's Competitive Advantage Sustainable? (INTC)

    Examine Intel's economic moat to assess its width and sustainability. Can Intel's competitive advantage keep returns above ...
  53. A Red Flag to the U.S. Equity Market: Rate Hikes

    Discover why the Federal Reserve may raise interest rates in 2016, why that might be necessary and why equity markets might ...
  54. Franklin Templeton's Highest Performing Mutual Fund

    A complete summary and performance review of Franklin Templeton's best performing fund since inception, the Franklin International ...
  55. Will Automaking Save Apple's Branding? (AAPL)

    Explore Apple's potential shift to the automotive market, its secretive Titan Project and how the company might change the ...
  56. Top 10 Rewards Checking Accounts to Consider

    Learn about the 10 best rewards checking accounts and their requirements for earning high interest rates or enough airline ...
  57. 3 Things to Know Before Taking Sell Side Recommendations

    Learn about the equity research process to understand the incentives faced by published research analysts. How should investors ...
  58. FXI: 4 Reasons to Still Avoid Chinese ETFs

    Learn about the economic factors that have created a slowdown in the Chinese economy and why investing in Chinese stocks ...
  59. 4 Cases When Low Home Prices Should Deter Buyers

    Identify several situations in which low home prices should deter buyers, including insufficient city services and supply ...
  60. Is the Hong Kong Property Market in Free Fall?

    Learn why hedge fund manager Kyle Bass believes that Hong Kong property markets are headed for a crash.
  61. 4 Cases When M&A Strategy Failed for the Acquirer (EBAY, BAC)

    Learn about four corporate mergers that were either unsuccessful or faced critical challenges. Discover which factors can ...
  62. Debt: Is the Credit Market Peaking? (OAK, JNK)

    Discover why credit markets might be peaking, why distressed debt is rising and how an investor might profit from a rash ...
  63. 3 Cases When Beta Does Not Measure Volatility of Stocks

    Examine the theoretical and statistical relationship between beta and volatility to identify three factors that limit beta's ...
  64. 4 Reasons Why Irrational Exuberance Lasts Awhile

    Discover four reasons why markets sometimes exhibit irrational exuberance and form asset bubbles and why those bubbles are ...
  65. Not Wailing, but Shrugging

    Learn about how bottom-up is back as the markets take big macro data in stride.
  66. How Low Interest Rates Are Hurting Private Tech Companies (GS)

    Discover how the Federal Reserve's low interest rate policy is harming the private technology market, possibly creating another ...
  67. Why Soros and Icahn are Bears

    Here's why legendary investors George Soros and Carl Icahn are bearish.
  68. 5 Reasons Why Currency Manipulation Matters for Average Investors

    Find out why the Treasury Department identified five potential offenders of currency manipulation, and see how this affects ...
  69. If Brexit Occurs Here's How You Should Invest

    As the Brexit vote approaches, here's how to ride the volatility.
  70. 4 Ways to Reduce Mortgage Fees (BAC)

    Learn several ways to save on mortgage fees, such as increasing your down payment amount, shopping between lenders, not paying ...
  71. How the Equity Market Became Sensitive to Oil (COP, WFC)

    Discover the reason equities markets became closely correlated with oil prices in the first quarter of 2016, and why the ...
  72. Why this Emerging Region Has Room to Grow

    Learn how disruptive innovation could lead to powerful changes in Latin America and create economic opportunities for more ...
  73. Behind U.S. Retailers' Negative Comparable Store Sales (WMT, M)

    Discover which trends may be driving negative comparable store sales for U.S. retailers, and why consumers may be better ...
  74. Why the Middle Class Is Not Feeling the Wealth Effect

    Discover why most middle-class Americans feel left behind by the U.S. recovery, and why federal policy might be a major reason ...
  75. Job Market for Recent College Grads Looks Brighter

    Understand the challenges recent college graduates have faced in the job market and learn why the picture was brightening ...
  76. How to Estimate When Home Values Are Unsustainable

    Learn how to estimate the sustainability of home values by comparing the median sales price in an area with the area's median ...
  77. Why the U.S. Middle Class is Hit Hardest by Rise in Rent (Z)

    Find out how the middle class is being squeezed more so than the poor as a result of rapidly rising rent prices across the ...
  78. Is Investment Banking Peaking? (PFE, AGN)

    Learn about the numerous challenges facing investment banking and explore whether the industry is peaking.
  79. Is the Private Equity Bubble Still Expanding? (GS)

    Learn about the factors influencing valuations in the private equity market. Find out if there is a private tech bubble and ...
  80. How to Hedge Against Negative Interest Rates (GLD, GDX)

    Find out why Stanley Druckenmiller believes negative interest rates are dangerous, why the bull market may be ending and ...
  81. Stocks and the Corporate Earnings Problem

    With headwinds as strong as they are and with equity upside limited, what is the prudent decision today for investors? One ...
  82. 3 Suggestions Before Reading Analyst Stock Recommendation

    Discover the true motivations and priorities of sell-side analysts and why individual investors should ignore consensus estimates ...
  83. Why Norway Does Not Anticipate $100 Oil (STO)

    Discover why Norway's Petroleum and Finance Minister Tord Lien does not think the markets will see $100 per barrel of oil ...
  84. Why a Strong U.S. Manufacturing Industry Matters (UTX)

    Consider manufacturing’s contributions to employment and GDP growth by engaging other industries, both upstream and downstream, ...
  85. Why $50 Oil Won't Save Oil Companies

    Discover why oil exploration and production companies face troubles despite the recent strong rally in crude prices, and ...
  86. The Dividend Stock Story, in One Chart

    This week’s chart shows how U.S. dividend stocks have outperformed the S&P 500 over the past year.
  87. What’s Ahead for U.S. Payrolls

    We share a response to this question recently posed by Fed Chair: “Will monthly payroll gains move up toward the solid pace ...
  88. How Deutsche Bank Market Manipulation Impacts Investors (DB)

    Explore the ramifications of Deutsche Bank's admission that it manipulated gold and silver from 2007 to 2014, including its ...
  89. 3 Large-Cap Stocks Still Far From Pre-Crisis Highs (AIG, C)

    Explore three financial institutions that played key roles in the financial crisis of 2008 and are still far away from their ...
  90. How M&A Breakups Are Hurting Investment Banks' Profits (PFE, ACT)

    Discover what happens when mergers and acquisitions fail. Learn about three major deals that have fallen through in 2016 ...
  91. Is Chasing U.S. Equities Worth It? (GS)

    Explore the factors that make chasing returns in the S&P 500 Index a high-risk proposition, including a recession barometer ...
  92. 4 Reasons for the IPO Market Slowdown in 2016 (IPO)

    Pay attention to the length of time a company waits before going public and whether the prolonged period brings excessive ...
  93. The SEC Fiduciary Rule Explained

    The SEC plans to propose its own set of fiduciary rules next year. These are some of the potential implications for advisors.
  94. Are Declining Buybacks a Bad Sign for the Equity Market? (C, MS)

    Learn why U.S. companies overall have curtailed their stock buyback programs in 2016. Discover the effects these reduced ...
  95. Will the San Francisco Housing Market See a Slowdown? (YHOO, TWTR)

    Find out how the high-tech and biotech boom is impacting the housing market in San Francisco and how a slowdown could affect ...
  96. Business Cycle Investing: Ratios to Use For Each Cycle

    Examine economic and sector performance over the business cycle to determine which ratios are most important for each phase ...
  97. Relypsa: How The Bulls and Bears are Both Right

    Find out how can the bull and bear case on Relypsa, Inc. (NASDAQ:RLYP) both be right?
  98. Why China is not a Threat to the U.S.

    Learn about China's competitive position with respect to four areas of innovation. Discover the challenges the country faces ...
  99. S&P 500: 3 Lessons From the Most Unprofitable Sectors (APA, CHK)

    Discover the universal lessons for investors and businesses from the 10 most unprofitable companies in the S&P 500, all of ...
  100. Yellen to Consider Brexit Repercussions At Fed Meeting

    Yellen has also remarked that a Brexit could change expectations and the appetite for risk among U.S. investors.
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