Markets Articles

  1. Lululemon or Urban Outfitters: Which is the Better Bet? (URBN, LULU)

    If you're going to invest in a volatile retailer, go with the one that has the most upside potential.
  2. What is Google Express?

    Understand what Google Express is and how it operates. Learn about the benefits and drawbacks to shopping with Google Express ...
  3. Use this Trick to Pick the Best Restaurant Stocks (CMG, MCD)

    Investors in the fast food sector should pay attenion to customer service ratings — a good barometer for a company's health. ...
  4. The Return of CDOs After the 2008 Financial Crisis

    Learn how the market for CDOs is coming back after the 2008 financial crisis, and understand how the market for these products ...
  5. How to Avoid Stocks Full of Tourist Investors

    Tourist investors are short-term thinkers who invest in droves. Here are some steps to help you avoid tourist stocks.
  6. Famous Celebrities Who Opened Their Own Businesses

    From Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop to Jessica Alba's "Honest" products, a look at celebrities who have become entrepreneurs.
  7. Whole Foods' Bet on Mendocino Farms: What it Means (WFM)

    Whole Foods has established a partnership with Mendocino Farms. Here's what potential the deal offers for investors.
  8. Will Sprouts Offer Growth Potential? (SFM) (WFM, SFM)

    Here's why investors should consider putting Sprouts Farmers Market on their watch list.
  9. How Nike's Stock Continues to 'Just Do It' (NKE)

    Nike always finds a way to fuel growth. Here is a look at its latest strategy.
  10. The Biggest Risks of Investing in General Electric Stock

    Read about the biggest risks facing General Electric Company, an international conglomerate that is undergoing unprecedented ...
  11. Series A, B, C Funding: What It All Means and How It Works

    Series A, B and C funding rounds have nothing to do with the alphabet, rather with the development stage of startups raising ...
  12. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Halliburton Stock

    Read about the primary business and political risks facing Halliburton Company, one of the largest energy services companies ...
  13. How Google Is Tapping India's Smartphone Market

    Understand why India's smartphone market is in a rapid growth phase. Learn how Google and other technology companies are ...
  14. Hedging for Beginners: A Guide

    People hedge as insurance against market volatility. Anyone can do it; here's a primer.
  15. The Best Way to Invest in 'The Chipotle of Pizza' (CMG)

    Americans love pizza. Here's why you should consider adding a slice to your portfolio via Chipotle Mexican Grill.
  16. Should Best Buy Be on Your Watch List? (BBY)

    Best Buy’s stock performance has been impressive as of late. What's the outlook going forward?
  17. How Capital One Makes its Profits (WFC, BAC)

    Once an upstart, Capital One is now a financial powerhouse. Here's how it happened.
  18. How Prudential Financial Earns its Profits

    Expansion into global markets while focussing on tried and true policies at home has helped Prudential Financial grow and ...
  19. The 5 Best Buy-and-Hold Tech Stocks (AAPL)

    Read about the five technology stocks that long-term investors should consider buying and holding on to over the next 10-15 ...
  20. Will WYNN Continue to Rally?

    Wynn Resorts has experienced a rally recently. Will it remain a good bet?
  21. Twitter Stock: Will it Soar or Stall in the Near Term? (TWTR)

    Twitter is an enigma to many investors, but its story is pretty straightforward.
  22. The 4 Best Buy-and-Hold Dividend Stocks (HCP, WPZ)

    Discover four of the best dividend stocks for investors to buy and hold, along with the reasons for each stocks' suitability ...
  23. 8 Solid Utility Stocks for a Bear Market (WTR, AWR)

    If you're seeking modest appreciation, generous dividend payments and resiliency, consider these eight utility stocks.
  24. Why Phillips 66 (PSX) Remains a Top Long-Term Bet

    Here's why Phillips 66 will likely remain one of the world’s largest and most profitable companies for a long time to come.
  25. Is Pepsi Still a Safe Bet? (PEP)

    PepsiCo has long been known as one of the most resilient stocks throughout the broader market. Is this still the case today? ...
  26. How Yelp Adds Value to Local Businesses

    Understand how the Yelp platform operates and how it adds value to the business world. Learn about the top five ways Yelp ...
  27. How Does Flatiron School Work and Make Money?

    Examine the Flatiron School as it pertains to the product it offers; learn how it monetizes its product and the role the ...
  28. An Auto Stock Alternative to Ford and GM (F,GM)

    If you're not sure where Ford and General Motors are going, you might want to look at this auto investment option instead. ...
  29. 3 Solar Stocks to Add to Your Portfolio (SCTY, SPWR)

    Understand the growth and challenges of the renewable energy market and its success in 2015. Learn about the top three energy ...
  30. The 5 Best Buy-and-Hold Energy Stocks (MMP, TSO)

    Understand why energy companies' stock are volatile when oil prices are volatile. Learn about the top five energy companies ...
  31. 5 Cheap Dividend Stocks for a Bear Market (LANC, AWR)

    Here are five stocks that pay safe dividends and should be at least somewhat resilient to a bear market.
  32. What Alcoa’s Breakup Means for Investors (AA)

    Alcoa plans to split into two companies. Is this a bullish catalyst for investors?
  33. Top 3 Stocks for the Coming Holiday Season (AMZN, TJX)

    If you want to buck the bear market trend by going long on consumer stocks, these three might be your best bets.
  34. Could a Rate Hike Send Stocks Higher?

    A rate hike would certainly alter the investment scene, but would it be for the better or worse?
  35. Israel-U.S. Relations: Economic Aspects You Didn't Know

    The relationship between the United States and Israel is a lightning rod for controversy and is mired in politics and emotion.
  36. Forget Volkswagen, Should You Avoid its Suppliers? (BWD, GNTX) (BWA, GNTX)

    Volkswagen is getting all the headlines but there are other companies that will feel the pain.
  37. Yellow Light Trade Risk Management

    Being in the stock market for so long I tend to look at the world through the eyes of a trader, but how to decide when we ...
  38. 3 Undervalued Mid-Cap Stocks for Your Portfolio (HAIN, SAM)

    These three midcap stocks have significant long-term potential.
  39. Do You Have What it Takes to Start a Hedge Fund?

    So you want to start your own hedge fund? Here's what it takes.
  40. Is Volkswagen a Good Buy Right Now? (VLKAY)

    Volkswagen's stock is stalling after the company admitted cheating on its emissions data. Is this a buying opportunity?
  41. Anheuser-Busch and SABMiller's $105B Deal (BUD, SAB.L)

    Anheuser-Busch and SABMiller have agreed to a mammoth deal; here's what that means to investors.
  42. The Biggest Donors to the GOP (VHI, LVS)

    We'll take a look at largest Republican donors, a collection of moguls, magnates, shadowy corporations and more than one ...
  43. The Top-5 Cash-Rich Companies in the S&P 500 (ORCL, CSCO)

    Large cash positions allow for many different options and here's why they are beneficial to shareholders.
  44. How to Create a Risk Parity Portfolio

    Learn about how risk parity uses leverage to create equal exposure to risk among different asset classes in portfolio construction.
  45. 3 Small-Cap Stocks Poised for Large Returns (LHCG, AHS)

    These three small-cap stocks have significant upside potential, but their risk/reward ratios vary.
  46. Are Macy's (M) Store Closings Good or Bad News?

    Macy's is making some wise moves, but will those moves impact its stock price for the better?
  47. How Dow Chemical (DOW) Makes its Money

    An in depth look at how Dow has made itself vital to so many industries in its 118 year history.
  48. How Bill Ackman Plans to Fix Mondelez (MDLZ)

    Bill Ackman has a plan for Mondelez International. What does it mean for investors?
  49. 3 Stocks to Play a Falling Unemployment Rate (KFY, LNCE)

    Three stocks to consider as the unemployment rate falls.
  50. 10 Restaurants that Could Deliver Big Gains (BJRI, SBUX)

    These 10 restaurants delivered big earnings gains in the second quarter. But what's their investing outlook going forward? ...
  51. The Thrilla in Manila: Yahoo Finance Versus Market Watch (WMT)

    An unbiased comparison of the two major financial tools.
  52. The 5 Fastest Growing Companies in the S&P 500 (LCI, NHTC)

    These are the five fastest growing companies in the S&P 500. Should they be on your watch list?
  53. 5 Reasons Why Dividends Matter to Investors

    Learn five of the primary reasons why dividends are of significant importance for the overall performance of stock market ...
  54. How to Updgrade Your Portfolio in a Down Market

    While it may be tempting to sell when the market turns downward, your long-term results may be better if you leave your money ...
  55. Why European Energy Business Is in Decline

    We look at what's hitting the European energy business and the outlook for the sector in the mid- to long-term.
  56. How to Know When it's Time to Sell a Stock

    Knowing when to sell a stock isn't always easy. Keep in mind these tips to help you know when to say when.
  57. How Social Venture Capital Is Changing the World

    Learn what social venture capital is and the ways in which it differs from traditional venture capital. Identify two leading ...
  58. The 2000 Nasdaq vs. The 2015 Shanghai Composite: How History Repeats Itself

    The Shanghai Composite is in a correction, and it's very similar to the NASDAQ of 2000.
  59. Marijuana Penny Stocks: Where Risk Meets Sin

    Marijuana producers and users, working in a market that's still illegal in many states, are a risky but promising bet for ...
  60. A Guide For Calculating The Dividend Payout Ratio

    Dividends are a significant contributor to total equity returns. That makes dividend payout ratios—which are key indicators ...
  61. Best Places to Find High-Dividend Yield Stocks

    Learn about the advantages of stocks with good dividend yields, such as income, stocks in defensive sectors and strong-performing ...
  62. Redefining the Stop-Loss

    Using Stop-losses for trading doesn’t mean ‘losing money’, but instead think about the money you'll start saving once you ...
  63. The 5 Biggest Canadian Law Firms

    Obtain company information about some of the largest major legal firms that are headquartered and have principal operations ...
  64. 4 Networking Stocks that You Must Own (AKAM, CSCO)

    Understand how networking stocks fit into the technology sector. Learn about four leading networking companies that investors ...
  65. The History of Sovereign Debt Relief

    Europe has recently been plagued by sovereign debt crises, sparking bailouts and debt relief measures.
  66. 10 Assets That Will Help Greece Raise Capital

    In return for Greece’s third bailout since 2010, Greek Prime Minister Alex Tsipras has agreed to the privatization of a number ...
  67. Rising Private Market Debt Create a Bubble In ASEAN Economies

    The decline of several Asian currencies after China’s surprise August devaluation of the yuan has sparked worries of a currency ...
  68. The 5 Highest Paid CEOs

    While the media and lawmakers discuss whether it's right or wrong, these CEOs have earned gargantuan salaries in the last ...
  69. A Primer On Investing In The Tech Industry

    The tech sector can provide fantastic returns for investors with a little know-how in the field.
  70. 5 Tips For Investing In IPOs

    Thinking of investing in IPOs? Here are five things to remember before jumping into these murky waters.
  71. 2 Catalysts Driving Intrexon to All-Time Highs

    Examine some of the main reasons for Intrexon stock tripling in price between 2014 and 2015, and consider the company's future ...
  72. The Top 5 Impact Investing Firms

    Learn what impact investing is and obtain information on some of the top impact investing firms ranked by total assets under ...
  73. How Does Glamsquad Work and Make Money?

    Learn about what Glamsquad does and how it makes money, including why the rise of the "Uber culture" has made this new luxury ...
  74. 6 Reasons Why Dividends Should Be Reinvested

    Learn about the advantages of dividend reinvestment programs and how they may benefit longer-term investors who want to build ...
  75. The Pros and Cons of a Fully Convertible Rupee

    Amid the rising economic power of India, the talks of making the Indian currency fully convertible are gaining momentum. ...
  76. Why Gluten Free Is Big Business

    Is it essential to preserving your health, or just another diet fad? Either way, gluten-free foods have become big business.
  77. Financial Analyst Cover Letters That Get You Hired

    Crafting a strong cover letter for a job can increase your chances of standing out from the crowd and landing an interview. ...
  78. How Rupert Murdoch Became a Media Tycoon

    Here's how Rupert Murdoch turned a small family newspaper company into two separate multibillion-dollar media conglomerates.
  79. ETF Analysis: SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Small Cap

    Learn about the SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Small Cap exchange-traded fund, which invests in small-cap firms traded at ...
  80. Moral Hazard in the Chinese Market

    The Chinese government faces the issue of balancing its desire to maintain stable markets through manipulation with the danger ...
  81. The Best Stocks to Buy for Less than $10 before Year End

    Learn about the best stocks to buy under $10. These stocks are speculative but have considerable upside given their valuation ...
  82. Is It Time to Cash Out On Netflix?

    Understand the Netflix business model and what makes Netflix such a good company. Learn three key reasons why it might be ...
  83. 5 Reasons Thoratec Corp. Keeps Impressing Investors

    Learn about Thoratec Corporation and its position in its industry. Understand five key factors why the company has impressed ...
  84. Investors Need to Stop Shorting GoPro. Here's Why

    Discover why investors should stop shorting GoPro. GoPro has been one of the fastest-growing companies since 2005 with many ...
  85. Find Income-Generating Properties Online

    Discover the best websites for finding valuable properties that can earn you income.
  86. The Brief: Where is the Bottom in the Market?

    Where is the market going today after yesterday's bumpy ride?
  87. The 6 Worst Technology Stocks of 2015

    Learn about the technology sector and how it has performed in 2015. Understand the six worst performing technology stocks ...
  88. 3 Reasons to Short Monster Beverage

    Learn why, despite the popular perception of Monster Beverage as a high-growth stock, investors may be better off taking ...
  89. 3 Reasons to Continue to Own Monster Beverage

    Learn more about the Monster Beverage Corporation and some of the primary reasons why investors and market analysts like ...
  90. The 2 Healthcare Stocks You'll Wish You Bought in 2015

    Learn about the health care industry and the companies involved. Understand why the two best performing health care stocks ...
  91. The 4 Worst Financial Stocks of 2015

    Learn about the financial services sector and the types of companies within it. Understand the four worst performing financial ...
  92. The 5 Worst Health Care Stocks of 2015

    Learn about the health care industry and how it has performed in 2015. Understand why the worst-performing health care stocks ...
  93. The 3 Energy Stocks You'll Wish You Bought in 2015

    Learn about the energy sector and the types of companies that operate within the sector. Find out about some of the best-performing ...
  94. 5 Reasons to Expect Lower Stock Returns

    Lower stock returns are likely here to stay for some time. Here are five reasons why.
  95. The Vodka Industry Keeps Growing, But Why?

    Understand what the vodka industry is and where it performs best. Learn about the growth of the industry and three reason ...
  96. 6 Smart Ways to Invest That Extra Cash Now

    The world's stock markets are shaky, to say the least. Should you hold onto your cash or bargain hunt?
  97. How Rollins Inc. Transformed from Radio to Pest Control

    Discover how Rollins, Inc. grew and expanded, making numerous acquisitions, transitioning from the radio industry to the ...
  98. Jawbone: An IPO You Should Have on Your Radar

    Learn about the company Jawbone and how it has become successful with multiple product lines. Understand the benefits of ...
  99. How TheSkimm Works and Makes Money

    Obtain information on the popular news digest newsletter, theSkimm, and understand how email newsletter publishers generate ...
  100. 3 Cheap Russian Stocks You Should Keep an Eye on

    Learn about three cheap Russian stocks to keep an eye on; the more than 50% decline in oil has led to weakness in Russian ...
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