Markets Articles

  1. Zimmer Biomet: A Cheap Stock in a Growing Market

    Here's a look at one of the leading companies in the growing orthopedics market.
  2. Nervous Bulls: Don't Read This Permabear's Opinion

    If this bear is correct, then we could all be in for a rude awakening.
  3. Why Does a Currency Fall Based on Megaevents?

    How does news of political developments, e.g. Brexit, impact currency valuations and economic developments? Investopedia ...
  4. How El Chapo Became a Billionaire Druglord

    An overview of how the infamous Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán became one of the world's most powerful and ...
  5. Capital Markets: Where They Matter Most

    See which countries and regions dominate the world's capital markets and why American entrepreneurial spirit and risk-taking ...
  6. Is a Recession Coming? Check These Indicators

    These economic indicators may be pointing toward a recession.
  7. Analyzing Lockheed Martin's Return on Equity (LMT)

    Learn about Lockheed Martin's return on equity (ROE). Find out how DuPont analysis explains ROE relative to Lockheed's aerospace ...
  8. These 11 Dow Stocks Are Up Over the Last Year

    Just 11 stocks in the DJIA have appreciated over the past year. Which (if any) is the best bet?
  9. Global Economics: Is Italy the Next Greece?

    Find out whether or not the Italian economy is poised to become the next Greece, and why much depends on the political will ...
  10. Is the Oil Industry Now Underinvesting? (OIL)

    With nearly $400 billion in delayed oil investment projects, will today's spending cuts come back to bite us in the wallet ...
  11. Beyond Google: Alphabet's Other Key Ventures

    An overview of Alphabet's companies, beyond Google.
  12. Small Cap Vs. Mid Cap Vs. Large Cap Stocks in 2016

    Find out what to expect from small-, mid- and large-cap stocks in 2016, learn and why markets might not perform much better ...
  13. Analyzing Alibaba Group's Return on Equity (ROE) (BABA)

    Learn about Alibaba's return on equity, and find out how net profit margin, the asset turnover ratio and financial leverage ...
  14. Analyzing Apple's Return on Equity (AAPL)

    Learn about Apple's return on equity (ROE) in fiscal 2015, and find out how net profit margin, financial leverage and asset ...
  15. Analyzing Facebook's Return on Equity (FB)

    Learn about Facebook's return on equity (ROE), and find out how it compares to its peers. Discover how net margin, asset ...
  16. J.C. Penney: An Activist Investment Analysis (JCP)

    Learn about Pershing Square's activist investment with J.C. Penney. Discover what strategies Bill Ackman tried to implement ...
  17. McKesson Corporation's 3 Key Financial Ratios (MCK)

    Learn about key financial ratios used for analyzing McKesson Corporation and why gross margin, asset turnover and dividend ...
  18. 3 Ways To Take Advantage of a Recession

    Find out which investment strategies enable you to take advantage of the next recession. You no longer have to be a victim ...
  19. Check Your Checking-Account History

    Something you never thought you’d have to worry about: whether a bank will grant you a checking account. If you’ve had too ...
  20. Returning Soon: Volatility (and Here's Why)

    Volatility has calmed, but it could be the calm before the storm.
  21. Heavy Metals Rising (DBB, SLV, AKS)

    Metals and even heavy metals are rallying. Here's the outlook and the opportunities.
  22. Why Gold May No Longer Be a Safe Haven

    Gold is widely seen as a safe haven investment. Is that still the case?
  23. What Nordstrom’s Results Say About Consumers (JWN)

    Here's what Nordstrom's recent results say about the middle to high-end consumer and the retail sector as a whole.
  24. How Oil Prices Will Affect Putin's Presidency

    Vladimir Putin's popularity as Russia's president remains resilient despite low oil prices that are wreaking havoc on an ...
  25. 3 Freelance Gigs to Help You Earn More

    Are you looking to make extra money on the side? Here are three things that could earn you more money than your day job.
  26. 3 Reasons Energy Investors Should Be Cautious in 2016

    Learn why investors eyeing the energy sector should proceed with caution in 2016, even though energy stocks appear to be ...
  27. Robo-Advisors and Banks: Perfect Bedfellows?

    Is the banking industry the next to join the robo-advisory fray? There are many things going on that lead us to believe that ...
  28. Ways TeamHealth Buyout Will Drive Growth at IPC (TMH)

    Understand what the company TeamHealth Holdings does and why it was interested in a buyout with IPC Healthcare. Learn about ...
  29. Chesapeake's Suspends Dividend: A Warning Sign? (CHK)

    Discover what the implications are for Chesapeake Energy's decision to slash its dividend and what investors should look ...
  30. Will Consumer Spending Save the Economy? (FIT, CZR)

    This week will hold incredibly important clues to the state of the American consumer. Be prepared.
  31. How Cheap is Affordable Housing Right Now?

    Learn how many affordable housing government programs work in the United States, including income requirements and the scarcity ...
  32. Bank Teller: Job Description & Average Salary

    Learn the main responsibilities of an individual in a bank teller position, including training, education and skills required ...
  33. 3 Funds That Stand Tall in Market Downturns

    Learn about how you can protect your portfolio from 2008-like disaster with these three funds that stood tall and outperformed ...
  34. 3 Popular Small-Cap Stocks to Avoid in 2016 (X, GPRO)

    Learn about market conditions in the United States that could impact returns in 2016 and the top three popular small-cap ...
  35. 3 Thoughts on QE from Ray Dalio

    Learn what Ray Dalio, chairman of Bridgewater Associates, thinks about quantitative easing based on his 2016 article in the ...
  36. How and Why the New iPhone Affects Micron (AAPL, MU)

    Learn how Micron’s gains from Apple’s decision to boost the DRAM capacity of the iPhone 6s remain muted by Apple’s decision ...
  37. The Basics of FuelCell's Cost Share Carbon Reduction Project (FCEL)

    Discover how FuelCell Energy's carbon capture project with the Department of Energy works and how it could lead to cleaner ...
  38. Analyzing Wells Fargo's Return on Equity (WFC)

    Examine Wells Fargo & Company's return on equity and how stacks up against its major competitors, along with future projections ...
  39. Home Energy Audit Checklist – 5 Important Steps

    Look at these 5 steps to reduce energy waste in your home to help you create a more sustainable household.
  40. Chesapeake Energy's 3 Key Financial Ratios (CHK)

    Understand how the 2016 energy market rout has impacted Chesapeake' business and its stock value as illustrated by some important ...
  41. Will Oil Make an Epic Comeback?

    Oil has been extremely volatile, but making sense of the big picture isn't as complicated as it may seem.
  42. Analyzing AT&T's Price & Profitability Ratios in 2016 (T)

    Conduct fundamental analysis on AT&T by examining its price and profitability ratios.
  43. Top 10 States for Switching to Solar

    Investing in solar for your home can make good financial sense if you live in a state that’s friendly to this renewable energy.
  44. 10 Fastest Growing Social Ventures in 2016

    The success of these social ventures embodies a new hybrid business model that will lead the global economy into a greener, ...
  45. Kinder Morgan's 3 Key Financial Ratios (KMI)

    Learn how some important financial ratios best explain key parts of Kinder Morgan's business and how any positive change ...
  46. Why Are U.S. Companies Borrowing in Euros?

    U.S. companies with operations that need funding in Europe are likely to take advantage of lower European borrowing rates.
  47. How Effective Are Russian Sanctions ? (RSX)

    Russia’s Eurobond issuance is an important one to watch to get a sense where the sanctions regime is going next
  48. Ford's 4 Key Financial Ratios (F)

    Learn about Ford Motor Company and how to analyze its business using financial ratios that help assess leverage, operations ...
  49. Investment Strategy Case Study: Traditional Vs. Alternatives for 2016

    Learn more about some types of alternative investments and why you should consider adding them in your portfolio in 2016.
  50. Toyota's 4 Key Financial Ratios (TM)

    Learn about important financial ratios for Toyota Motor Corporation that are crucial in evaluating the company's business ...
  51. Is It Time to Revisit Shiloh Industries? (SHLO)

    Examine the current state of Shiloh Industries Inc. entering 2016, and obtain investment analysis for investors considering ...
  52. Is PrivateBancorp's Run About to End? (PVTB)

    Take a look at PrivateBancorp's recent stock performance, with analysis designed to help investors considering the stock ...
  53. The Top 5 Micro-Cap Silver Stocks for 2016 (GPL, LODE)

    Uncover five promising micro-cap companies doing business in the silver-mining industry that investors can consider for their ...
  54. Are You Missing Out on a Sustainable Rally?

    The market has been rallying, but is it sustainable?
  55. 2 Dividend Stocks That Let You Ignore Bulls, Bears

    Whether you are in the bull or bear camp, these two dividend stocks offer potential.
  56. Why Buybacks Might Spell Bad News for Investors

    Buybacks have helped drive stocks higher since 2009 and have accelerated in 2016. Is this still good news for investors? ...
  57. Do Declining Corporate Margins Point To Recession in 2016?

    Learn how declining profit margins have foretold nearly every recession of the past 50 years, and analyze whether they may ...
  58. Google Is Banning Flash, but That's A-OK (GOOGL, ADBE)

    Why everyone dumping Flash for HTML5 is a good thing for Adobe.
  59. The Top 5 Large Cap Silver Stocks for 2016 (SCCO, SLW)

    Learn why silver stocks might be a good hedge for your portfolio in 2016, and identify five of the most promising companies ...
  60. 3 Mutual Funds That Can Best Weather Economic Downturns

    Discover three mutual funds that can protect investors in an economic downturn. Learn about a fund that can make you big ...
  61. Why Are Fewer People Getting a Driver’s License?

    A recent University of Michigan study shows that people under 45 are getting fewer driver's licenses. Could the privately ...
  62. Boston Scientific Faces a Highly Competitive Market

    A discussion of the business operations, products and trends for Boston Scientific (BSX).
  63. American Recession: What's happening in Texas?

    Learn why the oil bust may not mean disaster for Texas' economy and discover what Texas has done to prepare for the downturn.
  64. A Shopping List for Bargain Hunters

    Against the backdrop in the global markets, bargain-hunting investors are asking whether there may be opportunities.
  65. How China Impacts the Global Steel Industry

    The Chinese economy is having a significant impact on the performance and profitability of steel and mining stocks.
  66. Black Swans, Explained

    There exists a certain type of trader who invests in low-probability events that generate enormous pay-offs if they occur. ...
  67. 5 Reasons the HELOC Market is Expected to Heat up in 2016

    HELOCs dried up after the housing meltdown, but thanks to an improving economy, job market and rising home values they are ...
  68. Why Should You Own Bonds?

    We take a deeper dive into ways to ballast your portfolio with bonds to balance out equity risk.
  69. Here's How the SETLcoin Trade System Will Work

    Goldman Sachs is expected to launch its own cryptocurrency, SETLcoin, and a trade settlement system based on it. Here's how ...
  70. Gold ETFs Top Performers: Is It Too Far Too Fast? (GLD,GDX)

    Gold ETFs have surged in recent weeks. Is it too far too fast? Here’s the short-term and long-term outlook.
  71. 3 Ways Low Oil Prices Affect Your Everyday Budget

    Discover the three main ways the historically low price of crude oil can impact your everyday budget, including discounts ...
  72. Globalization and the Butterfly Effect

    Discover how the butterfly effect applies to global capital markets and witness how chaos theory can describe market volatility.
  73. Top 4 Stocks Listed on the London Stock Exchange for 2016 (PSO)

    Discover why the London Stock Exchange provides many good investment opportunities in 2016, and learn about the top British ...
  74. Bitcoin vs. Big Finance (opinion)

    Bitcoin and big finance occupy parallel universes of value, cooperation, and trust. Understanding these differences helps ...
  75. 6 Stocks Retirees Should Consider in 2016 (JNJ,RAI,MSFT,SYY,GIS)

    These stocks don't just pay relatively generous dividends. They're also likely to be able, like Leonardo di Caprio, to survive ...
  76. Brexit Uncertainties Dominate EU Summit

    This week's EU summit in Brussels has the world's attention as a Brexit may hinge on David Cameron's ability to secure a ...
  77. Why You Need to Watch Small Caps (IWM)

    Small cap performance impacts broad market tone and direction while revealing important details about market psychology. ...
  78. How Does Neighborly Work and Make Money?

    Neighborly democratizes finance, enabling investments in municipal bonds that impact local communities.
  79. 3 Companies that Graduated from Micro Cap to Small Cap in 2015 (NEO, NSA)

    Learn how and why some companies rise from the micro-cap range to the small-cap level. This knowledge will help you target ...
  80. An Inside Look at Foursquare's Business Model

    Learn how Foursquare, once considered one of the most exciting technology startups around, intends to finally break through ...
  81. GLOSSYBOX Review: Is It Worth It?

    Learn more about the monthly GLOSSYBOX beauty discovery service, and decide if a subscription for beauty products is something ...
  82. How Toyota Succeeds at Home and Abroad (TM)

    Japan's biggest car manufacturer is also one of North America's biggest, delighting shareholders with its high profit margins.
  83. 8 Sectors That Drones Are Influencing in 2016

    Find out which sectors of the economy are expected to be heavily influenced by the growing commercial application of aerial ...
  84. The Top 5 Small Cap Retail Stocks for 2016 (PLCE, FIVE)

    Pay close attention to the performance charts for small-cap retail stocks for signals demonstrating strength despite a disappointing ...
  85. Trunk Club Review: Is It Worth It?

    Take a close look at one of the best-known online clothing services in the country, and determine whether it's a good fit ...
  86. HelloFresh Review: Is It Worth It?

    Discover one of the world's most successful meal subscription services, and learn more about how the service operates and ...
  87. The Top 5 Oil and Gas Penny Stocks for 2016 (XCO, CHK)

    Learn more about the oil and gas industry outlook, and discover the top five oil and gas penny stocks investors should consider ...
  88. Where in the World Should You Put Your Money Now?

    The U.S. stock market is reeling and interest rates remain skimpy. Nevertheless, even now there are still a few ways to get ...
  89. 5 Things to Know About the Volkswagen Scandal in 2016

    Find out what your need to know about Volkswagen and the impact the scandal will have on the company, its shareholders and ...
  90. Starbucks: Profiting One Cup at a Time (SBUX)

    Starbucks is everywhere. But is it a worthwhile business? Ask the shareholders who've made it one of the world's most successful ...
  91. How Medtronic Makes Money (MDT)

    Here's the story of an American medical device firm that covers almost every segment in medicine and recently moved to Ireland ...
  92. 3 Volatile U.S. Industries to Exploit in 2016 (VRX, IBB)

    Read about volatile sectors in the stock market that may provide opportunities for investors in 2016, including energy, mining ...
  93. Latest Labor Numbers: Good News for the Market?

    Some economic numbers are indicating that the labor market is outperforming the stock market. Should investors be bullish? ...
  94. Top 4 Royce Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

    Discover four of The Royce Funds mutual funds suitable for diversifying retirement portfolios that focus on investing in ...
  95. Just the Right Book Review: Is It Worth It?

    Take an in-depth look at Just the Right Book, a subscription service that delivers personalized book selections based on ...
  96. Stocks with Big Dividend Yields: 'It's a Trap!'

    Should you seek high yielding-dividend stocks in the current investment environment?
  97. Negative Interest Rates and QE: 3 Economic Risks

    Along with quantitative easing (QE), unconventional monetary tools are meant to stimulate economic activity, growth, and ...
  98. Should You Be Betting with Buffett Right Now?

    Following Warren Buffett's stock picks has historically been a good strategy. Is considering his biggest holdings in 2016 ...
  99. Is the White House too Optimistic on the Economy?

    Are the White House's economic growth projections for 2016 and 2017 realistic or too optimistic?
  100. Cash vs. Stocks: How to Decide Which is Best

    Is it better to keep your money in cash or is a down market a good time to buy stocks at a lower cost?
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