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  1. You Could Own A Mercedes Without Knowing It

    Thieves are now using stolen identities to lease or buy new vehicles, drive them off the lot, then disappear without making ...
  2. Are Oil Prices Helping Or Affecting Global Economy?

    U.S. economy continues to improve, pushing U.S. stocks to another record close and suggesting that the Fed should start normalizing ...
  3. Stock Safety: Top 3 Ways to Limit Your Losses

    First time stock investors may ask, is there any way to buy insurance on stocks to prevent losses?
  4. Interested In Latin America? Eye These ETFs

    These ETFs are an excellent place to start for any investor interested in betting on Latin America.
  5. Who Uses Libor Data And Why?

    LIBOR is a crucial benchmark reference rate with global economic impact.
  6. Applying Binary Options To Equity Markets

    A binary option payout depends on the outcome of a “yes” or “no” proposition, related to the difference between underlying ...
  7. Can You Buy Stock Insurace? 3 Strategies to Limit Stock Losses

    Investors can use derivative securities to effectively buy insurance on their individual holdings or on their portfolio as ...
  8. Hong Kong And China's Touchy Ties

    Though Hong Kong and China have strong economic ties, Hong Kongers who have lived under the British influence are wary about ...
  9. How Our Borrowing Habits Have Changed In A Decade

    The credit crunch and recession caused financial fear, so it's no great shock that our borrowing habits have changed from ...
  10. How Is Europe Affecting The Martkets?

    Quantitative easing in Europe is coming, but too slowly to avert a severe slowdown and perhaps even a hard landing.
  11. Eyeing China? Consider These Economic Indicators

    If you're considering investing in China and want to know when to buy, sell, hold or stay away, consider these economic indicators.
  12. ETF Options Hedge Risk of ETF Trades

    With more ETFs to trade, the risks associated with these investments have grown. To mitigate these risks, ETF options are ...
  13. How Does Janus's Fund Lineup Look Now?

    With the addition of 'Bond King' Bill Gross, Janus is a changed firm. Here's what its fund lineup looks like now.
  14. How Do Tech Companies Measure ROA And ROE?

    The return on Assets (ROA) and return on equity (ROE) are often used metrics to measure the returns generated by a company.
  15. The 10 Biggest Latin American Banks

    Brazil is home to most of the major banks in Latin America, claiming six of the ten largest financial institutions in the ...
  16. What Merger And Acquisition Firms Do

    The merger or acquisition process can be intimidating. This is why merger and acquisition firms step in to facilitate the ...
  17. Pick The Right Options To Trade In Six Steps

    Use the six-step PROVES method to pick an option to trade.
  18. How China and Taiwan Run Their Economies Amidst Historic Tensions

    Taiwan grapples with diplomatic isolation while issues regarding its status remain unresolved and so does the question of ...
  19. Index Options: A How-To Guide

    Index options, financial derivatives that derive their value from a stock index, can provide stability and peace of mind ...
  20. How Advisors Can Help Clients Stomach Volatility

    Investing has its ups and downs, but financial advisers can do much to prepare their clients and their clients' portfolios ...
  21. End of Fed's Bond-Buying Program: 7 Things To Know

    This article helps investors understand the economic and financial effects that result when a central bank (like the Fed) ...
  22. What's the Role of an Investment Bank?

    Investment banks provide financial advice to businesses and governments and help them raise capital through the sale of stocks, ...
  23. The World's Top 10 Investment Banks

    These banks come out on top as measured by revenue numbers, global reach, employee headcount, income, and a number of other ...
  24. The Top Five Alibaba Shareholders

    In addition to the new public shareholders, BABA has several prominent major stakeholders. Here are the top five.
  25. The Risks Of Buying Bitcoin

    Virtual currency is probably here to stay, but what about Bitcoin specifically? Does it have a first-to-market advantage? ...
  26. Is It Possible To Trade the Weather?

    You can trade on anything these days, including the weather.
  27. Gold Put Options Hedge Against Volatility

    People are often encouraged to own gold as a hedge against inflation or to diversify their investments. One way to mitigate ...
  28. How The Price Of Stock Futures Is Calculated

    Any derivative that exists can be securitized into a future, though of course most investors deal with the stock variety. ...
  29. Dubai: Growth Through Diversification

    After Dubai's government realized their economy was too dependent on oil, it transformed itself into a diversified destination ...
  30. The Top Reasons Why M&A Deals Fail

    A significant number of M&A transactions result in failure. Here are the top reasons, with examples, of why it happens.
  31. The Real Estate of Oil

    When it comes to real estate, it is location, location, location - and a location with oil or gas underneath may be the most ...
  32. The Top Chinese Companies Traded In The U.S.

    While many Chinese companies trade only on foreign exchanges, some of the top Chinese companies who trade in the United States ...
  33. Where NOT To Invest in Latin America

    Venezuela has more oil than anyone, and Brazil and Argentina have lots going for them, too, so why can't they get out of ...
  34. Understanding The Treasury Yield Curve Rates

    Treasury yield curves are a leading indicator for the future state of the economy and interest rates.
  35. Getting In On The Texas Oil And Gas Land Boom

    It's no secret that landowners are enjoying rising prices of their oil- and gas-producing plots, but is there any way for ...
  36. Analysis of Companies with high goodwill

    High goodwill as a percentage of market cap can actually be a big red flag--it potentially means the company botched a major ...
  37. Futures, Derivatives and Liquidity: More or Less Risky?

    Futures and derivatives get a bad rap after the 2008 financial crisis, but these instruments are meant to mitigate market ...
  38. How Amgen Makes Billions On Just A Few Drugs

    Amgen produces relatively few drugs, but that's doesn't mean it's any less essential or profitable. Here's a look at the ...
  39. How Online Banking Evolved Into A Financial Tool

    While today’s online banking is filled with amazing innovations, there was once a time when all banking was conducted at ...
  40. Solar Is Starting To Win The Price War

    For solar energy, the story has always been its price relative to fossil fuel prices. Grid parity with natural gas and coal ...
  41. The Death Of The Glamour Stock

    The market has started to realize that QE didn’t keep U.S. Treasury rates low. Instead it encouraged risk-seeking behavior ...
  42. Three Reasons Why Interest Rates Could Stay Low

    With long-term rates expectations in the US to modestly climb in the near future, interest rates are likely to remain low ...
  43. China's GDP Examined: A Service-Sector Surge

    China's economy has surged over the last several decades but still has a ways to go to modernize. Here's a look.
  44. 5 Things You Need To Know About Index Funds

    Index funds, at their best, offer a low-cost way for investors to track popular stock and bond market indexes. But not all ...
  45. The Enduring Importance Of The DJIA

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) continues to be an important indicator of the economy, though some say the DJIA doesn't ...
  46. How Mergers and Acquisitions Can Affect A Company

    M&A can have a profound effect on a company’s growth prospects and outlook, but with a significant degree of risk.
  47. Main Characteristics of Capitalist Economies

    Commerce is based on the principles of capitalism, but there are few, if any, examples of pure capitalism except in theory.
  48. The World's Lowest Cost of Living for Retirement

    6 countries that offer a high quality of living at a low cost for retirees. Great healthcare, plenty of activities, warm ...
  49. The Fear And Greed Cycle Lives On

    The last few years in the market have been an interesting experiment in psychological conditioning and overall complacency. ...
  50. How Long Will Equity Income ETFs Remain Strong?

    With nearly every index giving back their 2014 gains, have interest-rate-sensitive stocks sidestepped the volatility or have ...
  51. How Apple And Samsung Compare ... And Coexist

    Taking a break from how their ubiquitous smartphones stack up, investopedia takes a look at the similarities and difference ...
  52. Home Depot's Profitability: The Unvarnished Truth

    As long as people want to maintain and beautify their surroundings, Home Depot will continue to accommodate them — and at ...
  53. Where Unemployment Hits Hardest

    A look at the demographics of unemployment, and what that means for workers around the nation.
  54. Scoring A High-Paying Job In The Banking Industry

    Bankers have earned a reputation as people who get to enjoy the finer things in life. However, most of them are ordinary ...
  55. Seasonal Factors Ready To Turn Positive

    The yield on 10-year U.S. Treasury notes this week broke below 2 percent intraday for the first time since June 2013.
  56. Understanding Benchmark Oils: Brent Blend, WTI and Dubai

    Most crude oil prices worldwide are pegged to the influential Brent, WTI or Dubai/Oman benchmarks.
  57. Trading Volatile Stocks with Technical Indicators

    Short-term traders seek volatility because of the profit potential, which leads to two common questions. How do I find volatile ...
  58. The Biggest Mergers & Acquisitions In The U.S.

    M&A is a daily part of the American business world. They're based on the principle that "One plus one equals three," i.e. ...
  59. 5 Money Moves To Make By Year's End

    People hate deadlines. They dread them, shirk them and skirt them. But deadlines can also prompt you to get things done so ...
  60. World Cities With The Highest Quality Of Life

    Cities that usually top quality of life surveys have similar characteristics – they are usually midsized, with populations ...
  61. The Difference Between Oil Services And Refiners

    Oil service companies and refiners both play an important role in the oil industry, but they tend to profit more in opposite ...
  62. A Carbon Capture And Storage Breakthrough

    Carbon capture and storage (CCS) has been weighed down by exorbitant costs, making it an industry that’s been stuck on the ...
  63. India Is Eclipsing China's Economy As Brightest BRIC Star

    It seems fitting that on the occasion of Diwali – the Hindu “festival of lights” – India should emerge as the brightest star ...
  64. Oil and Terror: ISIS and Middle East Economies

    How does the Islamic State impact the economy and foreign investment in the Middle East? It has more to do with the marketplace ...
  65. How To Profit From Mergers And Acquisitions Through Arbitrage

    Making a windfall from a stock that attracts a takeover bid is an alluring proposition. But be warned – benefiting from m&a ...
  66. All About Liquid Commodities

    You might hear 'liquid commodities' and think of an auction, but they're actually a high-volume, fast paced financial product ...
  67. The Economics of Oil Extraction

    The overall economics of oil extraction is that there is money in it - both for extraction companies and their investors.
  68. Are Countries Leaving The EU?

    During the 20th century, following the United States’ footsteps, Europe made all attempts to replicate our success and economic ...
  69. Changing Gas Sources Present Rare Opportunity

    Historically, gas supplies have flowed from the resource-rich Gulf Coast to the populous, but gas-starved, Northeast.
  70. Decoding “Normal” Interest Rates

    The Fed (and every other Fed commentator) uses the word “normalization” to describe the upcoming next phase of monetary policy. ...
  71. One Reason Rates Are Likely To Remain Low For Long

    While I believe that the Federal Reserve (Fed) is likely to begin raising rates sooner than the market expects, rates are ...
  72. How To Invest In The Nikkei 225

    The Nikkei index is synonymous with Japan's economy, the third-largest in the world. Here's the easiest way to take a stake.
  73. A Guide To Japan’s Nikkei 225 Index

    If you want to keep your finger on the pulse of the Japanese economy and stock market pay attention to the bellwether Nikkei ...
  74. Pick the Right Brokerage Account for Options Trading

    Follow these steps to pick the right options brokerage account depending on your trading needs and style of trading.
  75. What the 10-Year Treasury’s Dip Means for Bonds

    It was hard to miss the headlines earlier this week about the 10-year Treasury yield dipping below 2% Wednesday, hitting ...
  76. The Six Things Investors Should Do Now

    FOX Business Network’s Elizabeth MacDonald weighs on The Six Things Investors Should Do Now. Stocks are swinging up and down, ...
  77. An Investor's Guide To Bank Stress-Testing

    Just how are bank stress tests performed and what is the logic behind them? And is a stress test useful for evaluating a ...
  78. Fracking Regulations: Impact on Economy & Business Activity

    An overview of how fracking regulations relates to investments in the oil,gas or energy industry - Understanding the impact ...
  79. Overcome Your 6 Biggest Digital Banking Fears

    Cybersecurity -- or a lack thereof -- has consistently made headlines this year.
  80. What is Your Biggest Fear About Mobile Banking?

    It hasn't been a great year for cybersecurity, from Target's Black Friday hacking to this month's security breach at JPMorgan ...
  81. Jobs Data Great For ETFs, Grisly For The Economy

    “Holy Moly!” exclaim the financial media. They marvel at a headline unemployment number of 5.9%. “This economy is much better ...
  82. The Beginning Of A Bear Market?

    Monday, Friday and Thursday marked the worst three-day streak for U.S. stocks since 2011.
  83. What You Need To Know About Preferred Stock

    Curious about preferred shares? Here's what you should know about these bond-like instruments.
  84. It Is Not Too Late To Hedge Against Stock ETF Risk

    Since October of 2011, the US. stock market has not only been resilient, it has repelled more water than Gore-Tex.
  85. Why Hewlett-Packard Continues To Reinvent Itself

    The pressure to reinvent oneself is huge in the tech sector, and Hewlett-Packard's move to divide into two units is evidence.
  86. Finding And Investing In FHA Condos

    Interested in a buying an FHA-approved condo? Read this first.
  87. How The Patriot Act Works & Why Is It Important

    The USA Patriot Act gave the government more muscle to fight financial crime after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Here's ...
  88. Why Entrepreneurs Are Important for the Economy

    This article discusses the importance of entrepreneurs and their important value-add to the economy of a state.
  89. How You Depend On Qualcomm Every Day

    You may not know it, but you probably depend on a Qualcomm product just about every day. Here's how.
  90. Portfolio Moves To Make Before The End Of 2014

    With three months left to go, it makes sense to review your portfolio to make sure you’re prepared for what’s likely in store ...
  91. Catch The Uranium Rebound

    A strike in the late summer gave the uranium industry a boost. Workers protested for two weeks at the McArthur River and ...
  92. Everyone Wants To Dance With Shale Gas

    Those who cover commodities at Wall Street Daily have written about the revolution of cheap U.S. shale gas – and how far-reaching ...
  93. The Importance Of U.S. Treasury Rates

    U.S. Treasury bond interest rates affect more than just bondholders! It impacts the day to day lives of all consumers.
  94. Ebola's Economic Impacts on Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea

    A summary analysis of projections of how the Ebola outbreak will affect the economies of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
  95. The Top Technical Indicators For Options Trading

    Options traders have to pay attention to more indicators than your average stock trader does, including volatility, direction, ...
  96. Why You Should Stick With Tech Stocks

    As stock market volatility has returned lately, market watchers are predictably trying to explain the reasons behind every ...
  97. Why The 10 Year US Treasury Rates Matter

    You might think of Treasury bonds as boring investments, but their yields are important indicators of the economy as a whole.
  98. 3 Ways To Cheat Government Assistance Programs

    Government assistance programs are designed to give struggling Americans access to basic needs like health care, food and ...
  99. The World's Top Oil Producers

    Increasingly, a nation's clout is measured by oil. Here are the nations that vy for the top spot in world oil production.
  100. An Introduction to Government Loans

    Government loans further policymakers' efforts to create positive social outcomes by offering timely access to capital for ...
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