Markets Articles

  1. US Presidential Hopefuls And The Flash Boy Tax

    High-Frequency Trading is highly controversial - and now even presidential candidates are weighing in.
  2. Wells Fargo Stock: A Dividend Analysis (WFC)

    Take a look at a fundamental analysis of Wells Fargo & Company as a potential investment in the banking industry, especially ...
  3. Top Stocks to Play a Cold U.S. Winter (MTN, CMP)

    Predicting a cold winter? Consider warming up your portfolio with these stocks.
  4. Where Do Chinese Equities Go from Here?

    Is it time to go long or short on Chinese equities?
  5. This Resilient Stock Should be on Your Watch List

    If you’re looking to invest in a stock that offers resiliency, Johnson & Johnson should be on your radar. Here's why.
  6. Why Chipotle is Still a Good Bet (CMG)

    Does the slide in Chipotle's stock present a long-term buying opportunity?
  7. Top Stocks to Play a Warm U.S. Winter

    A reliable source predicts a warm winter. Which stocks are most likely to benefit?
  8. 3 Signs the Russian Economy Is Recovering

    Understand what has caused the Russian economy to decline in the past 18 months. Learn about key factors that are helping ...
  9. 4 Reasons Why the Price of Crude Oil Dropped

    Understand what drives the oil industry and how the price of crude oil is affected. Learn about five reasons why the price ...
  10. 3 Reasons HP Splitting into Two Companies is a Good Idea (HPQ)

    Learn about the Hewlett-Packard Company and why it has faced a declining business since 2010. Understand why it is splitting ...
  11. 3 Iconic Automakers That No Longer Exist

    Learn more about the history of the automobile industry and discover several well-known automakers that are no longer in ...
  12. The 3 Steps to Preparing for Rising Interest Rates

    Let’s examine three steps you can take to understand the rate environment, how it relates to your investments and decide ...
  13. 3 Recession Signposts to Watch

    For now, the recent spate of U.S. weakness appears to be a slowdown, not a full-blown recession. However, the risks to the ...
  14. Be Recession-proof With the Top 6 Bear Market ETFs

    Worried about a recession? Here are the top ETFs which are recession-proof, and their historical performance analysis.
  15. What's Behind GE's $32 Billion Deal With Wells Fargo

    GE is a 123-year-old blue chip mainstay, with some radical plans for the future--as evidenced by Wells Fargo's $32 billion ...
  16. Top 10 Companies Owned By Amazon (AMZN)

    Learn about what has made Amazon so successful over the years. Learn about 10 of the most important companies that Amazon ...
  17. How to Pick the Best Stocks? Listen to Customers (AMZN, PZZA)

    Rated top in customer service, these companies have delivered impressive stock performance over the past year.
  18. Fast Food or Fast Casual: Which is the Better Bet?

    Fast food restaurants are slashing prices to compete with fast casual restaurants. Which has better long-term potential? ...
  19. The Better Bet: Urban Outfitters or Lululemon? (URBN, LULU)

    If you're going to invest in a volatile retailer, go with the one that has the most upside potential.
  20. Royal Dutch Stock: A Dividend Analysis (RDS-A)

    Learn about Royal Dutch Shell's strong track record of paying dividends. Understand how a dividend cut may be a risk with ...
  21. Impact of a Weaker Euro on Oracle's Financials (ORCL)

    Understand what is happening to Oracle's financials and how the weaker euro is affecting the company. Learn how the company ...
  22. Are Oil Stocks Safe for Retirees? (CVX, SDRL)

    Learn how retirees might want to consider oil stocks for their portfolios because of strong dividends. Understand the risks ...
  23. Invest through Equity Crowdfunding: Risks and Rewards

    Investing through equity crowdfunding carries risks such as risk of failure, fraud and doubtful returns. But it also offer ...
  24. How Simple.com Makes Personal Banking Easier

    A Q&A with a rep from Simple, an up-and-coming internet-only bank.
  25. Use this Trick to Pick the Best Restaurant Stocks

    Investors in the fast food sector should pay attenion to customer service ratings — a good barometer for a company's health. ...
  26. An Introduction to Wrong Way Risk

    Wrong way risk arises when credit exposure to counterparty during the life of trade is adversely correlated to the counterparty’s ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. ABInBev and SABMiller Merger: The Facts (BUD, TAP)

    Beer is a big business. In the United States, beer sales generated more that $101 billion in revenue.
  29. 4 Ways To Cut Your Living Expenses

    Living expenses can add up if you're not careful, here's how to save on everyday living expenses.
  30. Brookfield Property Partners' Impressive Portfolio of Assets

    Brookfield Property Partners represents a unique opportunity to invest in commercial real estate markets at a discounted ...
  31. Top Alternatives Assets for Capital Preservation

    At best, alternative investments can help preserve capital by avoiding correlation with stocks and by beating inflation. ...
  32. Whole Foods' Plan to Get More of Your Paycheck (WFM)

    Whole Foods has established a partnership with Mendocino Farms. Here's what potential the deal offers for investors.
  33. Will this Upstart Challenge Whole Foods? (WFM, SFM)

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

    Nike always finds a way to fuel growth. Here is a look at its latest strategy.
  35. How Bloomberg Makes Billions (Hint: Not Just News)

    A look at the inner workings of one of Wall Street's most secretive (yet most important) private companies.
  36. How Symphony Plans to Take on Bloomberg

    Bloomberg has dominated the financial information industry since forever. Will Symphony be the company to finally knock Bloomberg ...
  37. Want to Invest in the Philippines? Eye These ETFs

    The Philippines offers more potential than most markets throughout the world. These two ETFs will give you exposure.
  38. The Currencies Most Affected by Falling Oil Prices

    Oil prices can dramatically affect countries that rely on energy production for a steep amount of their national income. ...
  39. Can Jack Dorsey Turn Around Twitter?

    Jack Dorsey's last two stints at Twitter did not end happily. Will he measure up to the task this time around?
  40. 2 Safe and Cheap Long-Term Energy Stocks

    Almost all energy-related stocks appear to be cheap right now. The key for long-term investors at this point in the market ...
  41. ConocoPhillips Stock: A Dividend Analysis

    Discover a detailed analysis of ConocoPhillips' dividend policy, and explore a comparison between the dividend policies of ...
  42. What Needs to Happen for Oil Prices to Go Up?

    Understand what is happening to global oil prices and why they are so low. Learn about key factors that can lead to the increase ...
  43. Don't Get Ripped Off at the ATM

    As our dependence on automated teller machines rises, so do those nasty little charges for using them. Here are some tips ...
  44. Small Businesses That Benefit From A Bad Economy (ANIK)

    Here is how these small businesses succeeded during the most recent economic downturn and recovery.
  45. Hedging for Beginners: A Guide

    People hedge as insurance against market volatility. Anyone can do it; here's a primer.
  46. Picking Single Stocks? Don't Waste Your Time (XLP, VIG)

    A buy and hold strategy with individual stocks presents significant risks at this time. Consider these two alternatives instead.
  47. How to Invest in 'The Chipotle of Pizza'

    Americans love pizza. Here's why you should consider adding a slice to your portfolio via Chipotle Mexican Grill.
  48. Does the Dell/EMC Deal Make Financial Sense?

    Last week, Dell announced it would be buying IT provider EMC in a $67 billion deal, making it the largest technology deal ...
  49. No Paycheck Doesn't Necessarily Mean No Income

    If you lose your job, be sure to apply for unemployment benefits. It's not welfare, but an insurance program that you and ...
  50. Should I Get Into Private Equity Real Estate? (BX, CG)

    Private equity real estate funds generally promise high returns on investment, but are they worth the cost of liquidity and ...
  51. Top 5 Oil Mutual Funds (VGENX, FSENX)

    Discover which mutual funds in the oil industry are top-rated funds, and understand how oil mutual funds can be used within ...
  52. How the Fed Fund Rate Hikes Affect Your Stock Portfolio

    Understand how potential increases in the federal funds rate affect equities and alternative investments. Learn about the ...
  53. What Does It Cost to Retire in Ecuador?

    Discover why Ecuador is one of the most senior-citizen-friendly countries in the world, where a retired couple can retire ...
  54. Why Jobs Reports No Longer Predict the Fed

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ employment report is thought to be one of the most important signals of major change in forthcoming ...
  55. This is What Warren Buffet's Portfolio Looks Like (BRK.A, WFC)

    Learn about some of the major holdings Warren Buffett has in his portfolio. Understand how these companies fit his value ...
  56. The 3 Most Shorted Dow Stocks (V, CAT)

    Read about three heavily shorted stocks that are components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, including one company with ...
  57. 2 Ways Toyota and BMW Work Together (TM)

    Discover what the intellectual collaboration between two of the world's leading automakers, Toyota and BMW, means for the ...
  58. Is Now the Right Time to Buy Gold Mining Stocks?

    Examine the current case for buying gold stocks, and learn the reasons why gold and mining stocks may be set to begin a new ...
  59. Is Best Buy (BBY) a Best Bet Going Forward?

    Best Buy’s stock performance has been impressive as of late. What's the outlook going forward?
  60. Top 3 Inverse Volatility ETFs (XIV, SVXY)

    Learn about four inverse volatility ETNs and ETFs, and understand how the CBOE VIX indicator is calculated and used to hedge ...
  61. The Biggest Oil Producers in the Middle East

    Discover which countries produce the most oil in the Middle East, a region long known for its influence on international ...
  62. Top 5 Financial Sector Mutual Funds

    Discover which mutual funds in the financial industry are top-rated funds, and learn how investors can utilize these funds ...
  63. The Effect of Fed Fund Rate Hikes on Your Bond Portfolio

    Learn how an increase in the federal funds rate may impact a bond portfolio. Read about how investors can use the duration ...
  64. Is Now the Right Time to Buy Canadian Stocks?

    Learn about the Canadian stock market and why it has declined over the past five years. Understand if now is a good time ...
  65. The Biggest Oil Producers in Africa

    Discover which African countries produce the most oil, and learn more about which domestic and international oil companies ...
  66. Effect of Fed Fund Rate Hikes on the Housing Market

    Understand what drives the federal funds rate and why the Fed would increase that rate. Learn about the effect of a rate ...
  67. 2 Thrift Conversions for Your Portfolio (CHFN, WBB)

    Buying the stocks of these boring little banks can lead to very exciting profits.
  68. Ways to Invest in Uber before It Goes Public (TAXI)

    A review of different strategies to profit off the success or failure of ride-sharing giant Uber before its IPO.
  69. The 4 Best S&P 500 Index Funds

    Discover detailed analysis of the best S&P 500 Index funds, and learn about their characteristics, historical statistics ...
  70. Is Tesla Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (TSLA)

    Find out Tesla's suitability for an IRA and whether it is a better investment for a traditional IRA or a Roth IRA; learn ...
  71. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Seadrill Stock (SDRL)

    Learn about some of the major risks of investing in Seadrill. Discover why the company is at risk for lower revenues due ...
  72. Seagate Technology Cuts 1,000 Jobs: Inside the Realignment (STX)

    Understand Seagate Technology and the space in which it operates. Learn about some of the reasons why the company decided ...
  73. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Schlumberger Stock (SLB)

    Learn about risks investors face by buying shares in Schlumberger. Understand how the company has exposure to commodity prices ...
  74. How Upstart Capital One Punches Above its Weight (WFC, BAC)

    Once an upstart, Capital One is now a financial powerhouse. Here's how it happened.
  75. 3 Oil Towns That Could Go Bankrupt With a $30/Barrel Oil Price

    Learn why $30 per barrel oil may be good for consumers, but it is extremely bad for the economies of certain cities, such ...
  76. Do Superstar CEOs Guarantee Better Returns?

    Do great CEOs mean better returns for investors? Here are 14 stocks that show it might just start at the top.
  77. Is Now the Right Time to Buy Oil Stocks?

    Learn about the oil industry and how crude oil effects the prices of oil stock. Understand if now is a good time to purchase ...
  78. 6 Stocks to Own While the Fed Hikes Rates (PCLN, GOOG)

    Understand what happens if the Federal Reserve increases interest rates. Learn about the top six stocks to own if the Fed ...
  79. 5 Companies Benefiting From Germany's Record Surplus

    A weaker euro is boosting German exports, which have led to a record trade surplus. Here are five German companies reaping ...
  80. Ukraine-Russian Sanctions: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

    The repercussions of Russia's 2014 invasion of Crimea are nowhere near over. The Ukraine says Russian aircraft are no longer ...
  81. Your Worst Financial Mistakes And Why You Made Them

    No one intends to make a financial mistake, but an unexpected disaster or poor planning could leave you in financial distress. ...
  82. The Biggest Oil Producers in Latin America

    Find out which countries produce the most oil in Latin America, and learn about some of the biggest oil companies operating ...
  83. Hedge Funds and the Law

    Learn how hedge funds have gotten in trouble for illegal insider trading. Read about questionable high-frequency trading ...
  84. Will WYNN Continue to Rally?

    Wynn Resorts has experienced a rally recently. Will it remain a good bet?
  85. Will Twitter's Stock Find its Wings Soon? (TWTR)

    Twitter is an enigma to many investors, but its story is pretty straightforward.
  86. Don't Be Fooled by the Market's Recent Rally

    The bulls won for a bit in early October, but will bears have the last laugh?
  87. The 5 Best Retirement Communities in Fort Myers, Florida

    Discover why Fort Myers, Florida has become a popular retirement destination, and learn about five of the best retirement ...
  88. Top 5 Companies Owned by Ford

    Discover some of Ford Motor Company's most important subsidiaries and joint ventures, and learn more about what they do to ...
  89. 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 ...
  90. Buying a House Before an Interest Rate Hike

    Find out how a Fed rate hike would impact aspiring homebuyers, why rates increase, and whether now is the right time to buy ...
  91. Top 5 Companies Owned by Exxon Mobil (XOM)

    Learn more about some of the biggest subsidiaries and joint-venture companies in the Exxon Mobil family, including both domestic ...
  92. Binary Options For Capital-Protected Investments

    Binary options may sound complex, but they can be used to create capital-protected investments. Here's how.
  93. The 10 Best Tech Jobs

    Discover the 10 best tech jobs, based on job demand and salary.
  94. The Trajectory of Europe's Quantitative Easing Program

    The European Central Bank's quantitative easing program aims to save a heterogeneous Eurozone with liquidity for widespread ...
  95. 8 Fastest Growing Tech Startups

    These tech startups democratize industries, allowing for a new capacity utilization that optimizes human capital, using advanced ...
  96. Why Coal Won't Go Away Anytime Soon

    Despite government regulation, more competition and higher production costs, coal remains a relatively cheap source of fuel ...
  97. How Recipe Delivery Services Stack Up

    Recipe delivery services such as Plated, Blue Apron and Hello Fresh have found a niche market to tap. Does this business ...
  98. Is it Time to “Buy” Inflation?

    Based on recent data from the Treasury-Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) market, it would seem that most investors aren’t ...
  99. How To Build a Currency Hedged Strategy?

    We are still unsure of how to implement a currency hedge strategy based on the dollar's movement. So let’s focus on what’s ...
  100. Which Economy Is Larger - The United States or China?

    China's economy may be larger than the U.S. economy, but it all depends on which exchange rate method you use to make the ...
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