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  1. Should You Short These Debt-Laden Stocks?

    These stocks have high debt-to-equity ratios making them prime candidates to short.
  2. Are Bears About to Burst the Biotech Bubble?

    The recent biotech rally has richly rewarded many investors. So will the fortunes be soon swept away?
  3. How Creative Destruction Happens in Real Life

    In his seminal work, Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy (1942), Joseph Schumpeter proclaimed “the essential fact about capitalism” ...
  4. What Is the Pharmacy Benefit Management Industry?

    PBMs, acting as third party administrators and negotiators, are essential to facilitating transactions between the moving ...
  5. The Adverse Effects of Cheap Gas

    While low gas prices are welcomed, smart budgeters must anticipate future price hikes and consider the impact of low gas ...
  6. Prospering In The Next Bear Market: Here's How

    Prepare to survive, and even prosper, in the impending bear market, by considering and putting into action the following ...
  7. Understanding the Downfall of Greece's Economy

    Greece has defaulted on its debt. Such an unprecedented event has left many wondering how Greece’s situation ever got so ...
  8. The Coming Stock Market Decline: What to Expect

    Many big investors are fearful of a market decline. Even if they're correct there is always a way to profit.
  9. Rising Interest Rates: Who it Helps, Who it Hurts

    When interest rates rise, the impact hits some of us differently. Here's why.
  10. 3 Stocks To Buy and Hold For the Rest of 2015

    One of the dominant themes to consider for 2015 is the normalization of monetary policy as the Fed raises interest rates.
  11. Whole Foods, Price Gouging And Sky-High Margins

    Over the years Whole Foods Market has grown to have more than 360 stores in the US and abroad. However, this company is not ...
  12. Bank Lingo: Routing Number Vs. Account Number

    Each consumer bank account has its own personal ID. And so does the bank. How do these numbers function and how do they protect ...
  13. Greece Isn’t The Only Problem U.S. Stocks Face

    Both stocks and bonds fell last week, due to several factors dampening investor sentiment. The most obvious one is the evolving ...
  14. Top Investment Ideas for Malls of the Future

    How investors should be thinking about the mall of tomorrow.
  15. Do Data Breaches Really Matter for Retailers?

    Do data breaches hurt the stock price of retailers? Let's have a look at a few examples.
  16. Fed Raising Rates Affects Startup Funding

    With interest rates having nowhere else to go but up, the Fed’s impending interest rate raise will likely begin to reverse ...
  17. Will Low Gas Prices Kill Hybrid Cars?

    Further changes in the number of hybrid electric vehicles sold have, so far, mirrored oil prices: the higher the price of ...
  18. Whole Foods Pricing: Mistake or Misdeed?

    Whole Foods Market might soon find itself in the middle of a public relations nightmare. But will its share price suffer?
  19. Indexing vs. Stock Picking: Which is Better Now?

    Indexing and stock picking both have positive and negative features. One has outperformed the other historically, but which ...
  20. Whole Foods: How Will Shares React to Price Probe?

    Why it's important to look beyond the recent headlines about Whole Foods Market and accusations of pricing problems in New ...
  21. What's Worth More: Walmart or Facebook?

    Which company is worth more, Walmart or Facebook? The answer may come as a surprise.
  22. The Most Likely Outcome For Greece

    After more than five years of a Greek drama, most of us have become fatigued with hearing about Greece’s debt problems, the ...
  23. America's 10 Fastest-Growing Restaurant Chains

    Nothing drives stock prices like growth. These are the fastest-growing restaurant chains in the country, five of them public. ...
  24. The 5 Worst Financial Advisor Scammers of All Time

    A look back at history's five worst financial scams.
  25. Bargains Still Abound in European Stocks

    For investors looking for value and growth potential, Europe is it. Here are some ETFs to consider.
  26. Do You Know These Odd Investing & Business Terms?

    Think investment talk is boring? There are plenty of terms to liven up any conversation about Wall Street and finance. You ...
  27. How The New NYSE Binary Options Work

    The New York Stock Exchange has launched its own version of binary options called Binary Return Derivatives Options or ByRDs. ...
  28. How To Profit From M&A Announcements

    We look at four strategies that seek to profit from merger and acquisitions announcements.
  29. Do Oil Prices Affect The Auto Industry?

    Based on an understanding of complementary and substitute goods, the American auto industry is exhibiting expected effects ...
  30. 5 Assets Only The Ultra Rich Can Afford

    Yacht? Private jet? Not that unusual. If you’re rolling in the big bucks, you can buy something much more interesting.
  31. Has McDonald's Peaked?

    McDonald's has been a reliable investment for many years, but all trends eventually change course.
  32. 4 Ways You Can Invest In Gold Without Holding It

    Owning gold can be a store of value and a hedge against unexpected inflation. Holding physical gold, however, can be cumbersome ...
  33. Get Better Mileage Out Of Your Savings At The Pump

    U.S. drivers are spending 90 cents less on a gallon of gas than a year ago, about more than $10 a tank. If that’s you, what ...
  34. Good Economic News The Cynics May Be Missing

    Headline data about the U.S. economy hasn’t been great, but the economy is actually stronger than it’s getting credit for. ...
  35. What’s Driving Markets Today

    While U.S. stocks managed to eke out modest gains last week, it wasn’t without some violent swings along the way.
  36. How Going Green Can Cut Your Taxes

    Investors looking to improve their bottom line via green investing without risk should take advantage of these tax credits. ...
  37. 10 Most Influential Chinese Companies

    Chinese companies are becoming influential global players. Investopedia provides a list of most influential companies in ...
  38. Five Of The Largest Asset Bubbles In History

    The five bubbles discussed here were among the biggest in history; their lessons should be heeded.
  39. Three Steps Elon Musk Took To Become Successful

    What steps did Elon Musk take to become the person he is today? We explore three steps that are accessible to all of us.
  40. What A Tech Bubble Could Mean For The Economy

    Are technology stocks in a bubble? And if so, what might the consequences be?
  41. How To Profit From Oil Volatility With The Following Strategies

    The recent volatility in oil prices presents an excellent opportunity for traders to make a profit if they are able to predict ...
  42. How To Short Amazon Stock

    With the stock reaching all-time highs and the company gambling on several new business lines, many investors may feel it's ...
  43. The Best and Worst Countries to Find a Job

    Which countries have the lowest and highest unemployment rates? The answers might surprise you.
  44. Fund Boards: What They Do and Why You Should Care

    Fund boards oversee management and operations of the fund on behalf of shareholders. Make sure you've got a board that will ...
  45. Are These America's 5 Best CEOs?

    Do great leaders lead to great investment opportunities? Here's a few to consider.
  46. Alibaba’s Big Data 100 Index: What’s Alibaba Up To?

    Alibaba has launched a unique index based on e-commerce data. How does this CSI Taojin Big Data 100 Index work, and what’s ...
  47. How KIA Motors Is Reinventing Itself

    How has Kia turned itself from an ultra-cheap low tier car brand to one of the hottest, fastest-growing brands in just a ...
  48. 5 Amazing Technologies Developed By Amazon

    Learn about some of the new and innovative technologies Amazon has in its pipeline, such as its Dash Button, Amazon Prime ...
  49. Should Investors Squeeze Into The Gap?

    The Gap is closing stores and conducting layoffs. Will investor panic lead to opportunity?
  50. The CVS Target Deal: A Healthy Union?

    The CVS Health and Target deal should be a win for both. Here's an analysis with a twist.
  51. What The Fed Needs To Consider Before A Rate Hike

    Everyone, from colleagues to clients, has some interpretation of when and if the Fed should raise short-term rates and start ...
  52. Indian Tech Startups Eye The Future With Visual Recognition

    Using visual recognition technology, Indian tech companies are hoping to help online merchants close more sales from consumers ...
  53. Top ETFs, Mutual Funds for Investing in Water

    The nation's water supply is declining as demand is increasing. This presents an investment opportunity, just mind your liquidity.
  54. Structured Notes: What You Need to Know

    Structured notes are complex, high risk and might not be suitable for individual investors. Here's why.
  55. Risks to Consider When Investing in Water

    Investing in water should be a lock. But water is volatile and could see as many risks as potential rewards.
  56. How FlightCar Works

    Founded in 2012, FlightCar could be the answer to your airport parking woes.
  57. 11 Big Stocks Hated by Analysts

    These 11 stocks get the lowest rating from Wall Street, but some are worse than others.
  58. Improving Employment Data And Your Paycheck

    Wages are beginning to grow in earnest, and if you believe the CPI, inflation is nowhere in sight. People who had given up ...
  59. Will Oil Ever Go Back Up To $100?

    Experts have yet to reach a consensus on whether oil will return to $100, but recent events could give us some clues to its ...
  60. Three Reasons Inflation Isn’t What You Think

    Though U.S. inflation has been firming recently— the core consumer price index rose in April for a 3rd month in a row—prices ...
  61. How Gloomy Headlines Support Eurozone Stocks

    It's hard to miss the many headlines on Europe lately with news ranging from Greece’s debt saga to the details of ongoing ...
  62. One Step Closer To Normal

    The global interest rate environment is changing. Last week, bond yields in the U.S., U.K., Europe, Japan, Australia and ...
  63. 4 Future Jobs In The Sci-Fi Future

    As long as the human race has problems, we'll continue developing new things and ideas to solve those problems.
  64. Make a Downstream Bet with Oil Refiners

    Now is a good time to bet on the oil refinery sector. Here's why.
  65. Is Baidu a Real Threat to Google?

    Learn why the Google of China - Baidu - has the potential to eat a modest slice of Google's market share.
  66. Effects Of Interest Rate Hikes On Private Equity

    Private Equity firms would be wise to lock in current interest rates on their debt payments in anticipation of rate hikes. ...
  67. How Are Stock Options Taxed & Reported?

    That depends on the type of stock option you have. A rundown of the tax treatment for statutory and nonstatutory, or non-qualified, ...
  68. Why Being Poor Is So Expensive

    The less you earn, the more you're likely to spend for the everyday necessities of life.
  69. Are Energy MLPs a Good Bet Right Now?

    Energy MLPs offer good long-term potential. Here's why.
  70. Is It Time To Invest In Turkey?

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's neo-Ottoman sultanate is off the table for now, but the political gridlock and rising ...
  71. Will You See Higher Wages In 2015?

    It's been a few years into the economic recovery from the Great Recession, and the employment picture has been rocky.
  72. Most Important Mergers And Acquisitions Of 2015

    Nearly halfway through the year, 2015 is proving to be a big one for mergers and acquisitions.
  73. How Inflation Affects Your Cost of Living

    How will your wallet be impacted by inflation?
  74. How Currency Enforcement Helped Sink The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP)

    One particular barrier to trade that has received much attention of late and caused delays in negotiations of the TPP is ...
  75. What Triggers an SEC Audit?

    Advisors looking to avoid an SEC audit should pay heed to this list of what may catch the regulator's attention.
  76. What Do the Federal Reserve Banks Do?

    These 12 regional banks are involved with four general tasks: formulate monetary policy, supervise financial institutions, ...
  77. The 10 Most Expensive Cities For Expats

    Whether a job transfer, retirement or the desire to experience another culture is motivating you to move, you'll want to ...
  78. What’s Behind The Sluggish Economic Recovery

    While the economy is improving, the rate of improvement is much lower than economists had expected. Estimates for Q2 GDP ...
  79. Gain The Needed Insights To Spot Stock Pick Scams

    Uneducated traders are often ensnared by "hot stock pick" scams, but educated traders use key insights to make well-timed ...
  80. Eurozone Gains Momentum--But Can It Last?

    Eurozone economic growth has picked up, most notably in France and Italy, but can it last, particularly as Greece continues ...
  81. When and How Can Spread Betting Be Profitable

    Providing tax-free income in some countries, spread betting can be highly profitable. Investopedia provides important points ...
  82. The Alpha And Omega Of Greece's Debt Crisis

    The Greek debt crisis has its origins in the fiscal profligacy of previous governments, proving that nations cannot afford ...
  83. Yuan Vs. RMB: Understanding The Difference

    Is "renminbi" or "yuan" the right name for the fast growing Chinese currency, and how is it performing?
  84. Trading Forex Options: Process And Strategy

    What are the processes to trade forex options on most liquid currency pairs, and what are some strategies for success?
  85. 5 Secrets You Didn't Know About Mortgages

    Being savvy about the ins and outs of mortgages can mean big savings in the long term.
  86. Options Strategies That Profit From Rite Aid's Volatility

    Learn why options strategies such as the long straddle and the long strangle enable investors to make big money with Rite ...
  87. Are These 5 Retailers in Trouble?

    The retail environment is a tough one and some companies are doing better than others.
  88. Is Smaller Better When Investing Overseas?

    When it comes to global stocks think small (and not in a market-cap sense). Smaller developed nations have outperformed larger ...
  89. How Is Google Regulated In The US?

    Learn why Google has been the target of an anti-trust investigation by the Federal Trade Commission as well as a civil penalty ...
  90. Google Is Now Richer Than Over 100 Countries

    Find out where Google ranks among the wealthiest nations of the world and which countries report GDP figures below the tech ...
  91. The Economics Of Solar Power

    Even with the massive strides made in technological innovation, sustainable energy has failed to usurp traditional fossil ...
  92. Salesforce Buyout

    It’s been over a month now since buyout rumors first began to circulate after sources revealed that Salesforce, the biggest ...
  93. Elon Musk's Ventures-Bringing His Visions to Life

    Elon Musk has worked to bring to life his visions for a virtual payment system, solving our energy needs, and exploring space.
  94. How Are Futures & Options Taxed?

    We present a basic introduction to the US tax processes of futures and options.
  95. Kohl's: Does a Broken Stock Mean a Broken Company?

    Kohl's stock is broken, but the company is strong.
  96. How to Exit Your Small Business with Grace

    Here is a guide for how best to leave your baby — your small business.
  97. How Elon Musk Became A Superstar

    An overview of the early life and education of Elon Musk, one of the great innovators of our time.
  98. Places To Consider Riding Out The Rate Change

    Despite multiple signs that global growth remains sluggish, bond yields recently hit fresh highs for the year.
  99. Impact Investing: How it Works and How to Invest

    Impact investing makes a positive impact, socially and/or environmentally, while also aiming to produce positive returns, ...
  100. Top Spots to Wine and Dine Clients in New York

    New York City is one the world's best places to wine and dine a client. From power lunches to sushi to celebrity chef spots, ...
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