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  1. 10 New York City Startups That Emerged This Century

    Understand why the startup scene has grown, and discover why it has become a large part of New York City. Learn about the ...
  2. The Top 5 Large Cap Mutual Funds for 2016

    Learn about the top large-cap mutual funds for 2016. Read about funds with active management that keep expense ratios low ...
  3. The Top 3 Small Cap ETFs for 2016 (VBR, DES)

    Obtain detailed information on three of the most promising small-cap exchange traded funds (ETFs) that could outperform for ...
  4. How the New Allergan Plc Will Make Money

    Allergan plc is not only enormous, it's about to more than double in size. Here's why and how.
  5. Defense & Aerospace Stocks: Are These 2016's Best?

    These four defense stocks offer potential in 2016, each in different ways.
  6. Consumer Defensive Stocks: Are These 2016's Best?

    These eight consumer defensive stocks meet strict objective parameters for top-tier investment potential in 2016.
  7. 3 Fintech Companies to Watch in 2016

    Many financial technology companies have potential in terms of stock gains this year, but here's one on a shortlist that ...
  8. What Saudi-Iranian Tensions Mean for Oil Prices

    The recent break in diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran adds complications to the already chaotic environment ...
  9. What Drives The Price Of Gold?

    Gold prices are based on the economy and actual uses, but there are many other factors that dictate gold's perceived value. ...
  10. Self-Driving Cars: Get Ready For A Major Shift

    The popular use of self-driving cars will cause some sectors to grow, will make some shrink or disappear, and will cause ...
  11. Discover the Economic Events That Lie Ahead

    2016 is poised to be a very interesting year macro-economic-wise: China is on the ropes, the Fed has shifted gears and inflation ...
  12. Is the Coal Investment Story Over?

    Is it time to exit coal stocks and coal ETFs? Investopedia assesses the future of the global coal business.
  13. The Outlook for Bitcoin in 2016

    A look at the forces behind the recent surge in Bitcoin price and how it stands entering 2016.
  14. (EWT, FTW, QTWN) 3 Best Taiwan ETFs for 2016

    Examine detailed analysis of three exchange-traded funds that track the Taiwan equity market, and learn about the characteristics ...
  15. 5 Ways Technology Will Change Your Finances in 2016

    In the year to come, as billions join the online marketplace, FinTech will see continued growth and innovation which democratizes ...
  16. Can Groupon Make a Comeback in 2016?

    Groupon's stock remains battered, but its new CEO is raising hopes that the company can rise again.
  17. Texas' Economy: The 9 Industries Driving GDP Growth

    Find out which industries are driving the Texas economy. Learn about the largest and fastest growing employers and producers ...
  18. Fidelity Equity Funds Overview

    Learn all about Fidelity's equity funds, such as investment-style, large-, mid- and small-cap funds, and international-, ...
  19. (ENOR, NORW) 2 Best Norway ETFs for 2016

    Learn about the top two exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, that track the Norway equity market, and explore analyses of their ...
  20. (AFK, EZA, GAF) 3 Best Africa ETFs for 2016

    Explore detailed analysis of the top three exchange-traded funds that track the African companies, and learn the type of ...
  21. If Trump Had His Way: The U.S. GDP Minus Muslims

    Banning the entry of Muslims into the U.S. could negatively impact its tourism and investment sectors, as well as certain ...
  22. 3 Economic Challenges Argentina Faces in 2016

    Learn about three challenges that the Argentine economy faces. How will President Macri manage capital controls, investor ...
  23. Healthcare Stocks: Are These 2016's Best?

    Healthcare stocks aren't likely to hold up as well as you think, but these three stocks could offer resiliency.
  24. 5 States with the Lowest GDPs Per Capita

    Learn about the top five states that have the lowest real gross domestic products (GDPs): Mississippi, Idaho, South Carolina, ...
  25. 5 Big Tech M&A Deals in 2015

    Read about five of the largest M&A transactions by total value in 2015, and learn a little about how the companies involved ...
  26. Automaker Stocks: Are These 2016's Best?

    Auto sales have been on fire, but auto stocks have not. What is 2016 likely to hold?
  27. 4 Economic Challenges China Faces in 2016

    Learn about the four economic challenges China faces in 2016 and what China's leaders plan on doing to tackle a slowing economy ...
  28. The Best US Equity Sector Since Market Low in March 2009

    Learn about the best U.S. equity sectors since market low in March 2009 and understand how they have achieved the best returns ...
  29. What Is Amazon Web Services and Why Is It so Successful?

    Amazon Web Services provides a much-needed revenue stream to Amazon in exchange for low-cost cloud computing.
  30. Saudi Aramco: A $10 Trillion IPO?

    In an interview earlier this month, Saudi Arabia's deputy crown prince Muhammad bin Salman told the Economist that he was ...
  31. 10 Austin-based Startups That Emerged This Century

    Understand why Austin, Texas has become one of the premier places for a startup to launch its operations. Learn about the ...
  32. Why Tech Startups are Taking Sweden by Storm

    Investors searching for the ideal place to funnel their venture capital might be surprised to find that Sweden is home to ...
  33. Vanguard Equity Funds Overview

    Read a detailed description about Vanguard Group's stock-based mutual funds, the company philosophy and why the company embraces ...
  34. Consumer Cyclical Stocks: Are These 2016's Best?

    Finding stock winners in 2016 isn't going to be easy, especially consumer cyclical stocks. But these stocks might buck the ...
  35. The Top Financial Services/Banking Stocks of 2016

    These financial services and banking stocks offer the best potential in 2016 for those with a long-term outlook.
  36. 3 Popular Financials Stocks in 2015 (WFC, COF)

    Find out about some of the popular financials stocks in 2015, why they have become popular and whether they will remain popular ...
  37. Looking for a Trade? Eye These High-Beta Stocks

    High-beta stocks are volatile, presenting profitable trading opportunities ... but not without risk.
  38. How Banning Buybacks Would Help the Economy

    Stock buybacks are popular, but they're not helping the economy. Here's what would happen if they were banned.
  39. Privateer Holdings Revolutionizes the Cannabis Industry

    Watch Privateer Holdings succeed by bringing more respectability to the legalized medical and recreational marijuana and ...
  40. Where Does Warren Buffett Keep His Money?

    Understand who Warren Buffett is and how he made most of his net worth. Learn about the main places and investment vehicles ...
  41. Bank of New York Mellon: An Activist Investment Analysis (BK)

    Read about one of 2015's most intriguing corporate battles: the activist feud between Bank of New York Mellon shareholders ...
  42. Apple's 3 Key Financial Ratios (AAPL)

    Find out that even for Apple, not every financial ratio reveals all things positive, and how a particular ratio may point ...
  43. Effect of China's Slowdown on Gambling Stocks in the US (LVS)

    Find out how the recent market crash in China has impacted the U.S. gambling industry and how big resort stocks such as Wynn ...
  44. How the Presidents Rate on Investment Performance

    During which U.S. presidency did stocks, bonds, and cash perform best? Let's take a look and find out why.
  45. Can the Best Mutual Funds of 2015 Repeat in 2016?

    Here are the top five mutual funds of 2015. Do any of them have upside potential this year?
  46. Keep Calm and Carry on: The Investopedia State of the Union

    Investopedia readers are well educated market participants who seek to become sophisticated investors. By collecting data ...
  47. Why the UWTI Did a Reverse Split (UWTI)

    Discover why UWTI has performed a reverse split to increase the fund's price per share and why it is likely to happen again ...
  48. How Crashing Oil Prices Pushed BP's Dividend Yield Above 7% (BP)

    Discover what has contributed to BP's dividend yield climbing from around 5% to above 7% from 2012 to 2015 while oil prices ...
  49. 3 Dividend Computer Hardware Stocks You Should Consider Buying (IBM, MSFT)

    Discover three dividend hardware stocks that you should consider buying, including two big household names that are poised ...
  50. 4 Best US Large-Cap Value Index Mutual Funds

    Discover the top four mutual funds that use a passive investment approach by following indexes composed of value stocks of ...
  51. 5 Big Food Industry M&A Deals in 2015 (KHC, KO)

    Read about some of the most important M&A transactions announced in the food sector in 2015, including one of the most talked ...
  52. Bank of America's 3 Key Financial Ratios (BAC)

    Discover some of the key financial ratios that show the quality of Bank of America's loan portfolio and how profitable the ...
  53. Does the Shell/BG Merger Still Make Sense?

    With oil prices much lower than management's forecasts, does the Shell/BG merger still make sense?
  54. The 5 Best Real Estate Lawyers in San Francisco

    Read about some of the leading real estate law firms in the city of San Francisco, and learn their areas of specialization ...
  55. The Top 5 Micro-Cap Oil Stocks for 2016 (PEIX, TESO)

    Learn about the top five micro-cap oil stocks for 2016, and discover their price-to-book ratios and why their stock prices ...
  56. Three Outstanding Value Stocks to Buy in 2016

    The core of long-term value investing orbits around businesses with superior economics, rationale management and a value ...
  57. The Top 5 Mid Cap Mutual Funds for 2016

    Understand how investing in mid-cap mutual funds benefits overall asset allocation, and learn the best mid-cap mutual funds ...
  58. The Two Biggest Flash Crashes of 2015

    A flash crash occurs when prices plunge in minutes, and then often recover just as quickly. Here are two major flash crashes ...
  59. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Natural Gas Stocks for 2016 (COG, CHK)

    Discover the top five mid-cap natural gas stocks for 2016 with a summary of each company and explanations of how each company ...
  60. How Oil Prices Affect Tesla's Stock (TSLA)

    Pay close attention to Tesla’s share price performance before assuming that shockingly low oil prices can provide a bargain ...
  61. 3 Financial Crises in the 21st Century

    Take a look at several of the most prominent financial crises of the 21st century, and understand why the Great Recession ...
  62. World's Top 10 Private Equity Firms (APO, BX)

    Obtain important information about the world's top ten private equity firms ranked as of 2015, including their investment ...
  63. How Does the Volkswagen Scandal Affect GM? (GM, VOW.DE)

    Monitor the reaction of Chinese consumers to the Volkswagen emissions scandal. It could significantly boost the market share ...
  64. The Economic Effects of the New Deal

    While the New Deal failed to revive the U.S. economy during the Great Depression, its legacy lives on today as increasing ...
  65. Wells Fargo's 3 Key Financial Ratios (WFC)

    Look at some of most important financial ratios for with Wells Fargo & Co. and understand why they are so important for analyzing ...
  66. The Hits and Misses of 2015

    While there was no shortage of misses in 2015, a year when most mainstream investments fared poorly, a number of hits came ...
  67. The Top 5 Alternative Energy Stocks for 2016 (FSLR, CSIQ)

    Check out the top five alternative energy stocks for 2016 that are poised to rise because of the investment tax credit and ...
  68. 4 Best US Mid-Cap Index Mutual Funds

    Discover the four best mutual funds that use a passive investment strategy by following indexes that track the performance ...
  69. The 4 Best J.P. Morgan Equity Funds (JPM)

    Discover the four best equity mutual funds administered and managed by J.P. Morgan based on ratings received from Morningstar ...
  70. Are These the Top Basic Materials Stocks of 2016?

    It may be difficult to find winning basic materials stocks in 2016. But here's one choice to consider for diversification ...
  71. 4 Best Franklin Templeton Equity Mutual Funds

    Discover the best four mutual funds of Franklin Templeton Investments that specialize in different domestic stocks and foreign ...
  72. The 4 Highest Yielding Fidelity Equity Funds

    Discover four mutual funds administered and managed by Fidelity Investments that have high 30-day SEC yields and high distribution ...
  73. Why These Are the Top 3 Beverage Stocks of 2016

    These three beverage stocks offer the best potential in 2016.
  74. Declining Venture Capital Offset by Digital Economy

    While the amount of venture capital may be on the decline this new trend certainly does not seem to present a problem for ...
  75. The Case for Investing in Japan

    Learn why despite Japanese equities’ recent volatility, Japan remains one of the most compelling stock markets globally.
  76. The Top 5 ETFs to Track the S&P 500 for 2016 (VOO, RPV)

    Learn about five S&P 500-tracking ETFs that may be positioned for a strong 2016, especially in light of the Federal Reserve ...
  77. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Restaurant Stocks for 2016 (PNRA, WEN)

    Get your portfolio ready for 2016. Here are the top five mid-cap restaurant stocks worth taking a look at for the next year ...
  78. The Top 5 Small-Cap Technology Stocks for 2016 (AMD, CLS)

    Learn what the top five small-cap technology stocks are for 2016, with a summary, growth outlook and price target on each ...
  79. The Top 5 Platinum Equity Mutual Funds for 2016

    Learn more about precious metals mutual funds and discover the top five platinum equity mutual funds investors should add ...
  80. Is Investing in What You Eat a Good Idea?

    What is the best fast-casual investment for the long haul: PNRA, SHAK, BWLD or CMG?
  81. Are These the Top 4 Game & Toy Stocks of 2016?

    These four toymaker stocks have the potential to deliver moderate to significant stock appreciation plays in 2016.
  82. 4 Ways that the Presidential Election Will Affect Your Portfolio

    Healthcare, pharmaceutical, energy and defense stocks could be impacted, as presidential campaign statements translate into ...
  83. The Top 5 Bank ETFs for 2016 (KBE, KRE)

    Read detailed analyses of the top five banking exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and learn why they may be poised to rise due ...
  84. The Top 3 Gold ETFs for 2016 (IAU, DZZ)

    Read about three gold-based ETFs that investors and traders should watch out for in 2016, and why this might be the year ...
  85. The Top 10 Mid Cap Stocks for 2016 (BWA, CNP)

    Learn about the top 10 mid-cap stocks that are expected to grow in 2016. A summary of each company is provided, along with ...
  86. How Investors are Thinking about Climate Risk

    Learn about the four macroeconomic trends focusing on climate risk and sustainability discussed in the most recent Paris ...
  87. The Top 5 Large Cap Growth Mutual Funds for 2016

    Understand how growth investing through mutual funds presents an opportunity for investors, and learn the best growth mutual ...
  88. The Top 5 Utility ETFs for 2016 (XLU, IDU)

    Discover the top utility company ETFs, and learn more about how you can get exposure to water, electricity and natural gas ...
  89. 3 Disrupters of Retail Banking

    Understand how the retail banking industry operates and why it's becoming outdated. Learn about three disrupters that are ...
  90. Top 3 Resilient Stocks for a Bear Market

    These three stocks offer resiliency and safe dividends in a bear market.
  91. Self-Driving Cars: A Good Investment?

    Will self-driving cars act as an upside catalyst for these companies?
  92. Are These the Top 3 Energy Stocks of 2016?

    It won't be easy to find winning energy stocks in 2016. These might be your best bets.
  93. The Top 5 Mid Cap Core ETFs for 2016 (VO, IJH)

    Read about some of the top mid-cap ETFs, and learn how you can use these funds to get broad exposure to an important segment ...
  94. The Top 5 Mid Cap Healthcare Stocks for 2016 (COO, ICLR)

    Discover the top five mid-cap health care stocks for 2016, with a summary, growth outlook and expected price target for each ...
  95. The Top 5 Health Care ETFs for 2016 (XLV, VHT)

    Read about five of the top health care exchange traded funds available today, and learn how you can get exposure to this ...
  96. Are These the Top Dividend-Paying Stocks of 2016?

    These five dividend-paying stocks have the potential to outperform in 2016 when it comes to total return.
  97. The Top 5 International Equity ETFs for 2016 (SCZ, VEU)

    Read about five international ETFs that could perform well in 2016, especially considering the prospect of a contraction ...
  98. The Top 5 High-Yield Bond ETFs for 2016 (SJNK, SHYG)

    Read about five high-yield ETFs that are well-positioned to survive if the Federal Reserve decides to raise interest rates ...
  99. The Top 10 Core Equity ETFs for 2016 (SCHD, EFV)

    Read about 10 ETFs that investors should consider as core holdings in a well-balanced investment portfolio heading into 2 ...
  100. 6 Factors That Point to Global Recession in 2016

    We may be on the verge of another global recession.
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