Markets Articles

  1. China's Love Affair With Gold

    Discover how China's rapidly growing middle class has an insatiable desire for gold that has been influenced by the nation's ...
  2. 3 Utilities Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows Worth Buying

    Watch for utilities sector laggard NRG Energy, Inc. and its yieldco NRG Yield, Inc. to improve their performances during ...
  3. 3 Volatile Utilities Stocks For The Risk Taker

    Explore three volatile stocks in the utilities sector investors should consider for long positions.
  4. The 5 Best Solar Stocks for 2016

    Discover five of the top-rated solar energy stocks that investors may consider for 2016.
  5. What Are the Federal Reserve's Bank Holidays?

    Obtain a complete rundown of the federal holidays that are observed by the Federal Reserve Bank and learn how they affect ...
  6. The World's Top 10 Natural Gas Companies (XOM, OGZPY)

    Read about the 10 companies that combined to produce about 105 billion cubic feet of natural gas in 2014, about 30% of the ...
  7. Financials Stocks: 3 to Avoid in 2016 (FBP, EVER)

    Identify three financial stocks that you are probably better off avoiding amid the uncertainty pervading the market and economy ...
  8. Why Is the Market Punishing American Express?

    American Express shares lost over 40% of their value in 2015. We examine some of the factors contributing to this fall.
  9. The Oil Sector's Three Big Challenges

    2015 wasn't a good year if you were an oil producer, an oil services firm or in any way connected to the oil sector. 2016 ...
  10. The Top Financial Events of 2015

    In thinking back on last year, the underlying story of 2015 is actually a positive surprise.
  11. Just How Vulnerable is the Global Economy?

    Is the global economy recovering or faltering? Perhaps the IMF knows the answer.
  12. Which Way Will Fed Chief Yellen Move Next?

    Nothing has more impact on investments than Federal Reserve language and policy. So what’s likely to be Janet Yellen's next ...
  13. 4 Key Takeaways From Wells Fargo's Earnings Report

    Wells Fargo is in a position of strength because of its low exposure to oil, smaller capital requirements, Fed actions and ...
  14. 3 S&P 500 Stocks to Avoid in 2016

    Discover the three S&P stocks with the weakest outlook for 2016, and understand why you should stay away from them given ...
  15. How Top Value Investors React to a Market Crash

    How these five renowned value investors profited from market crashes in history.
  16. 2 Industrials Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows Worth Buying (XLI, AME)

    Watch for Ametek and Steelcase to climb above their respective 50-day moving averages for the first time in 2016 as a result ...
  17. The Top 4 Stocks Listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange for 2016 (T.TO, IPL.TO)

    Understand what's happening with the Toronto Stock Exchange in 2016. Learn about four of the top stocks on the Toronto Stock ...
  18. Johnson & Johnson's 3 Key Financial Ratios (JNJ)

    Learn about Johnson & Johnson and its financial ratios, such as operating margin, return on invested capital (ROIC) and capital ...
  19. Fund Highlight: T. Rowe Price New Horizons Fund (PRNHX)

    Learn about the T. Rowe Price New Horizons Fund, which specializes in investing in small market capitalization companies ...
  20. The World's Top 5 Alternative Energy Companies (FSLR, NEE)

    Obtain information on five of the leading alternative energy companies to use when considering exposure to the market sector
  21. 2 Consumer Discretionary Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows Worth Buying (BLMN, TIF)

    Discover whether consumer discretionary stocks Bloomin' Brands and Tiffany $ Co., which are trading at their 52-week lows, ...
  22. 3 Bond Picks That Yield 10% or More

    Discover three high-yielding bonds issued by U.S. companies that have noninvestment-grade ratings and yield to maturities ...
  23. How Can Technology Make You a Smarter Investor?

    Managing money these days has become very similar to planning a trip as people use the same strategy of combining personal ...
  24. 3 Volatile Energy Stocks For The Risk Taker (APC, PXD)

    Learn information about three volatile energy stocks and why it may be a good time to consider an investment in them due ...
  25. Airlines May Enter a New Bear Market in 2016

    Despite savings from record low oil prices, airlines lost substantial ground in 2015. Is the airline industry entering a ...
  26. The Negatives of Negative Interest Rates

    Negative interest rates are taking over the world. Are they a cure or a disease, and will the Fed Chair follow suit?
  27. PepsiCo's Snacks Vs. Beverage Business: What's the Focus? (PEP)

    Find out if PepsiCo focuses more on its snack or beverage business, and learn about the financial contribution and growth ...
  28. How Will the Presidential Election Impact Markets?

    Is there a correlation between an election year and the performance of the financial markets?
  29. Top 5 Positions in Longleaf Partners' Portfolio

    Learn about the largest positions in Longleaf Partners' portfolio. Find out how those holdings performed in recent periods ...
  30. 4 Factors That Shape Market Trends

    Trends allow traders and investors to capture profits. Find out what's behind them.
  31. What's Ahead for U.S. Commercial Banks (WFC, JPM)

    U.S. commercial banks should benefit from higher interest rates, but anxiety about worldwide economic growth has generated ...
  32. Global Markets Slide as G20 Disappoints

    Global markets are reversing two weeks of gains Monday morning, following the G20 summit of world economic leaders, which ...
  33. The Problems with Negative Interest Rates

    Learn why there’s a view in some policy circles that easy monetary policy is good for an economy, and the more stimulus you ...
  34. My Boss, the Machine: Decentralized Autonomous Organizations

    The blockchain revolution is currently underway, with a slew of interesting and potentially disruptive use cases for this ...
  35. Analyzing M&T Bank Corporation's Return on Equity (MTB)

    Discover M&T Bank Corporation's present financial standing along with an analysis of past and present return on equity (ROE) ...
  36. The Top 5 Positions in Credit Suisse's Portfolio (CS)

    Take a look inside the in-house investment portfolio of Credit Suisse Bank and learn about the bank's top five stock holdings ...
  37. Johnson Controls Parting with Its Security Systems Business (JCI, VSR)

    Read about the sale of Johnson Controls' government-focused system integration business, and learn how the sale affects both ...
  38. Apple: An Activist Investment Analysis (AAPL)

    Learn about how activist investors have put pressure on Apple to return cash to its shareholders. Read about a proposal for ...
  39. Activision Blizzard: Will Warcraft Movie Save the Day? (ATVI)

    Understand Activision Blizzard's trends and its most popular game, "World of Warcraft," and learn why its stock will perform ...
  40. Bank of America's 4 Most Profitable Lines of Business (BAC)

    Discover how each of Bank of America's primary lines of business impact the company's bottom line and learn about the factors ...
  41. The 3 Best Performing Asset Classes in the Last 20 Years

    Find out which three asset classes have been the best performers over the last 20 years, and why looking at just nominal ...
  42. 3 Reasons Canada's Economy Matters in 2016

    Discover why Canada's 2015 recession matters and why the United States is particularly dependent on a healthy Canadian economy.
  43. Analyzing Porter's Five Forces on Goldman Sachs (GS)

    Read a Porter's Five Forces breakdown of America's largest stand-alone investment bank, Goldman Sachs, including how the ...
  44. Dollar Cost Averaging Case Study: Emerging Markets Stocks (GS, EEM)

    Take a look at how a hypothetical dollar-cost average investment of $100 per month into the MSCI Emerging Markets Index would ...
  45. 5 Times Goldman Sachs Got It Wrong in 2015 (GS, MSFT)

    Read about five times when analysts at the investment bank Goldman Sachs got it wrong in 2015, including a cheating scandal ...
  46. Analyzing Oil Storage Capacity by Country

    Discover which countries have the largest oil reservoirs and which countries produce and export the most oil per barrel each ...
  47. 3D Systems Corporations’ 4 Key Financial Ratios (DDD)

    Learn about the key ratios for analyzing 3D Systems and find out how analysts measure operational efficiency, growth potential ...
  48. The 5 Best Performing Stocks in the Last 20 Years (GMCR, CELG)

    Find out which six stocks have performed the best over the past 20 years, which industries generated the most growth and ...
  49. Marathon Petroleum Corporation: An Activist Investment Analysis (MPC, MPLX)

    Learn about Jana Partners' 2012 activist campaign with Marathon Petroleum. Find out how the hedge fund influenced the spinoff ...
  50. 3 PIMCO Thoughts on Central Banks in 2016

    Learn about PIMCO's outlook for central banks in Europe and the United Kingdom in 2016. Find out how inflation and GDP growth ...
  51. 3 Technology Stocks Near Their 52-Week Highs Worth Selling (XLNX, FICO)

    Find out why Xilinx, FICO and Verizon Communications are three technology stocks near 52-week highs that investors should ...
  52. Analyzing Priceline Group's Return on Equity (PCLN)

    Learn about Priceline's return on equity (ROE) relative to its peers and past performance. Find out how net margin, financial ...
  53. Analyzing GoPro's Return on Equity (GPRO)

    Learn about GoPro's return on equity (ROE) in 2015. What factors have shaped ROE over time? How does GoPro's ROE compare ...
  54. Top 5 Positions in Morgan Stanley's Portfolio (MS, SPY)

    Learn about Morgan Stanley and the type of business it operates. Understand what makes up its portfolio as well as the top ...
  55. Top 5 Positions in Charles Brandes' Portfolio (ERJ, MSFT)

    Learn about Charles Brandes' investment philosophy and largest positions. To which industries is Brandes exposed and how ...
  56. Chesapeake Energy: An Activist Investment Analysis (CHK)

    Learn about Carl Icahn's activist campaign against Chesapeake Energy in 2012. See how Chesapeake's share price has suffered ...
  57. Jeff Gundlach: Gold To Reach $1,400

    Learn the reasons why the bond guru is predicting gold prices to reach $1,400 an ounce, and why gold prices have suddenly ...
  58. European Banks: Growth in 2016?

    Understand the potential growth drivers of the European banking sector and whether 2016 will be a year of growth or continued ...
  59. Top 5 Positions in Bank of America's Portfolio (BAC, SPY)

    Learn about Bank of America and the top five investments the bank holds in its portfolio, backed in part by the firm's Merrill ...
  60. Common Sense Strategies For Adverse Markets

    Adverse markets require skillful adjustments to reduce risk and find new profit opportunities.
  61. 6 Growth Stocks You Should Keep an Eye On (ALK, AOS)

    These growth stocks have appreciated in an uncertain environment, and they all have the potential to be big long-term winners. ...
  62. The Real Estate Market's Supply and Demand Dilemma

    Should investors seek safety in real estate? Perhaps not. Here's why.
  63. Top Tax Planning Tips for Volatile Markets

    Volatile markets provide several ways to lower tax bills ... if you play your cards right.
  64. 7 States with the Healthiest Labor Markets in 2016

    Find out which states are will have the healthiest labor markets in 2016. The oil states are falling, while states in the ...
  65. The World's Top 5 Silver Mining Companies

    Discover five top silver mining stocks for 2016, as precious metals prices appear to have bottomed out in 2015.
  66. The 2016 Infrastructure Report: 4 Ongoing Global Projects

    Discover several of the most costly infrastructure projects under construction around the world in 2016, and learn more about ...
  67. The Growing Demand for Multigenerational Housing

    Socioeconomic factors and cultural preferences have increased the demand for multigenerational housing. Though not right ...
  68. 10 Leading EdTech Companies to Watch in 2016

    Funding for educational technology companies is on the rise, in this article we'll explore 10 exciting EdTech companies to ...
  69. Is the TSX's Sell-off a Buying Opportunity?

    Contrarian investor waiting for a commodity bounce? Why not look north for some value plays?
  70. South American Economies Reel from Low Chinese Demand

    Move over America, the tides have changed. China now has the greatest impact on Latin American economies.
  71. The 10 Riskiest Emerging Market Economies

    Consider some key facts about 10 of the world's most economically vulnerable emerging market economies, a group facing considerable ...
  72. Oil Glut: Find the Opportunities, Jump In

    The recent drop is creating opportunity for larger producers in the form of bankruptcies for smaller firms. Is opportunity ...
  73. Medtronic Delivering Shareholder Value Ahead

    An indepth look at Medtronic (MDT) analyzing fundamentals and trends driving the stock.
  74. 5 Financial Threats to Watch in 2016 

    There is no shortage of worrying news in the global economy for 2016.
  75. Why Investors Have Reason to Be Optimistic

    A broad measure of global equities (the MSCI ACWI Index) entered a bear market recently. And fears over the banking sector ...
  76. When and How to Dump Portfolio Losers

    Having a mechanism in place to address potential losses in a portfolio is imperative. Here are some of the best ways to go ...
  77. The 2016 Outlook For Oil Refiners

    Many refiners have benefited from wide crack spreads in recent years but profits may suffer when crude oil stabilizes.
  78. Robo-Advisors Face Regulatory Scrutiny

    FINRA and other regulators are starting to put robo-advisors under a microscope. Here's what they are focusing on.
  79. How Tech Startup SoFi Plans to Disrupt the Banking Industry

    SoFi is the leader of a FinTech revolution for a digital, 21st century "bankless world." Specializing in student loan refinancing, ...
  80. Could 2016 Be the Year the EU Collapses?

    The EU is facing its strongest test since the potential "Grexit." Are pressures now severe enough to break it up?
  81. Netflix Solves the "Too-Much-Content" Paradox

    Recommendation algorithms, like that of Netflix, are helping to solve the consumer problem of analysis paralysis when faced ...
  82. 6 Factors That Influence Exchange Rates

    An in depth look at out how a currency's relative value reflects a country's economic health and impacts your investment ...
  83. 3 Brexit Doomsday Scenarios

    Britain's population is set to vote for a British exit, or Brexit, from the EU in June of this year. While its supporters ...
  84. Investing in Hedge Funds Vs. Private Equity in 2016

    Discover how hedge funds and private equity face challenging market environments in 2016 and learn about funds that performed ...
  85. 5 Times the European Central Bank Got It Right This Century

    Find out how the ECB made the right moves in pulling the eurozone through many difficult periods despite skepticism the euro ...
  86. Salesforce.com Posts Q4 Loss, Shares Surge on Outlook (CRM)

    “It was an amazing quarter, it was an amazing year,” said CEO Marc Benioff during the conference call with analysts late ...
  87. Top 4 Broad-Based Energy ETFs (XLE, XOP)

    These four broad-based ETFs offer highly liquid long and short exposure to the energy industry.
  88. HUD vs. FHA Loans: What’s the Difference?

    Sometimes these terms are used interchangeably to refer to "government loans" for would-be home buyers. But here's the distinction.
  89. Top 10 Performing Hedge Funds in January 2016

    These hedge funds have consistently delivered positive returns over the years, even during a bearish market in January.
  90. Why Banks Don't Need Your Money to Make Loans

    Contrary to the story told in most economics textbooks, banks don't need your money to make loans, but they do want it to ...
  91. Currency Principle vs. Banking Principle: How Different?

    Understanding the difference between the currency principle and the banking principle helps to illustrate the most basic ...
  92. How Millennials are Changing The Global Economy

    Millennials, "the unluckiest generation", that came out during the Great Recession, facing student debt burdens, anemic wage ...
  93. The 2016 Outlook for Utilities (XLU, VPU)

    Utilities should gain ground throughout 2016, offering investors and market timers profitable opportunities in an adverse ...
  94. 4 Popular Options Strategies for 2016

    Learn how long straddles, long strangles and vertical debit spreads can help you profit from the volatility that stock analysts ...
  95. The Top 6 Russian ETFs (RSX, ERUS)

    Six Russian ETFs offer broad exposure to that country’s publically-traded companies, with Market Vectors Russia ETF (RSX) ...
  96. What Will Save Oil? (And When?)

    Oil longs have had a tough time over the past year, and that could continue, but there is one potential light at the end ...
  97. 5 Myths About the Recent Market Dip

    The media portends market doom and gloom based on a few indicators, but they're using facts selectively and making investors ...
  98. Sales Are Up, Revenue Is Up, So Why Is Amazon Down? (AMZN)

    Whether it's because of an inefficient stock market or great internal problems, Amazon's stock is down significantly in 2 ...
  99. 4 Most Traded ETFs This Year (SPY, XLF)

    Take a closer look at the ETFs with the highest trading volumes in 2016, and learn more about the investment exposure each ...
  100. 4 Strategies to Short the S&P 500 Index (SPY)

    Learn the advantages and disadvantages of methods available to investors with the objective of making a bearish bet on the ...
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