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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. Why These Are the Top 3 Beverage Stocks of 2016

    These three beverage stocks offer the best potential in 2016.
  12. 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 ...
  13. The Case for Investing in Japan

    Learn why despite Japanese equities’ recent volatility, Japan remains one of the most compelling stock markets globally.
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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?
  19. 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.
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 3 Disrupters of Retail Banking

    Understand how the retail banking industry operates and why it's becoming outdated.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

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

    Will self-driving cars act as an upside catalyst for these companies?
  30. 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.
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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.
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 6 Factors That Point to Global Recession in 2016

    We may be on the verge of another global recession.
  39. How The Russian Conflict Affects The Turkish Economy

    Is it time to pull money out of Turkey? Here’s how the conflict between Russia and Turkey, stemming from Turkey shooting ...
  40. How to Price Your Home Like the Pros

    Selling a house without using a realtor can be a difficult task. Thankfully the internet has made it easy to list a home ...
  41. The Top 5 Small-Cap Core ETFs for 2016 (VTWO, IJR)

    Learn how to get broad exposure to the U.S. small-cap equities market by investing in one of the top five exchange-traded ...
  42. India: A Bright Spot in Today's Global Investment Landscape

    India, the best performing economy of 2015, has all it takes to maintain high growth momentum and ensure high returns for ...
  43. What's Ahead For The Russell-2000 Index in 2016?

    The Russell-2000 ended 2015 with a loss after failing a breakout to an all-time high.
  44. Grading Janet Yellen

    Read a review of how Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen performed in her tenure as head of the Federal Reserve, and why it is more ...
  45. The Impact of the Fed Interest Rate Hike

    The Federal Reserve recently raised benchmark interest rates. With much attention on the Fed's policy, here's what happens ...
  46. 3 Predictions for Apple in 2016 (AAPL)

    Learn the top three predictions for Apple in 2016. See how share prices should be rebounding as Apple expands its reach into ...
  47. Is ConocoPhillips Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (COP)

    Learn more about ConocoPhillips, one of the strongest companies in the oil sector, and whether it would be a suitable addition ...
  48. The Top 5 Telecommunication ETFs for 2016 (VOX, IYZ)

    Learn how you can gain exposure to American and global telecom stocks through five of the top telecommunications ETFs on ...
  49. Are These the Top 3 Utility Stocks of 2016?

    When it comes to utilities and resiliency, bigger isn't always better. These three lesser known stocks are likely to offer ...
  50. Are These the Top Restaurant Stocks of 2016?

    These restaurant stocks may serve up long-term potential in 2016.
  51. The Top 5 Dividend-Paying Copper Stocks for 2016 (BHP, RIO)

    Learn how the copper bear accelerated to the downside in 2015, allowing fatter dividend yields to build, but valuable only ...
  52. The Top 4 Dividend-Paying Alternative Energy Stocks for 2016 (NEE, NEP)

    Learn about the top four dividend-paying alternative energy stocks, and discover why they are poised to rise and raise their ...
  53. How Bad Will It Get for Russia in 2016?

    With an economy that is highly dependent on oil and gas exports, the shrinking oil prices have hit Russia hard. This bad ...
  54. Is This The Next Big Play For Growth Investors?

    Read about how the railroads sector might perform for growth investors, and why the cyclical nature of railroads makes room ...
  55. Say Hello to Uber on Facebook Messenger

    Transportation on Messenger is introduced to enable Uber ride-sharing within the Facebook Messenger app. Users can book a ...
  56. The Top 5 Mid Cap Basic Material Stocks for 2016 (AXTA, ABX)

    Discover the five top mid-cap basic materials stocks for 2016, with a brief summary, growth outlook and expected price target ...
  57. The Top 10 Large Cap Stocks for 2016 (BCS, AAPL)

    Discover the top 10 large-cap stocks that are expected to grow in 2016, with summaries and individual growth outlooks for ...
  58. How Las Vegas Sands Corporation Handles Macau (LVS)

    Find out how Las Vegas Sands is weathering the downturn in Macau by maintaining focus on long-term growth and diversified ...
  59. The Biggest M&A Deals of 2015

    Here is a summary of 2015 M&A activity and a look ahead at 2016.
  60. The Top 5 Large-Cap Oil Stocks for 2016 (SLB, CVX)

    Read about large-cap oil companies that could recover in 2016. Learn about why oil prices fell so dramatically during 2014 ...
  61. The Top 5 Alternative Energy Equity Mutual Funds for 2016 (FSLEX, GAAEX)

    Explore detailed analyses of the top five alternative energy equity mutual funds for 2016, and learn why they may be poised ...
  62. Cheap Currencies for Travel in 2016

    Discover three destinations with cheap currencies for travel in 2016, including one European country you can visit without ...
  63. Will Chinese Equities Continue to Slide in 2016? (FXP, YANG)

    Chinese equities started 2016 by plunging. Is this just the beginning?
  64. The Top 3 Small Cap Value ETFs for 2016 (JKL, DES)

    Discover the top performing exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the small-cap value equities category for investors to consider ...
  65. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Technology Stocks for 2016 (AXE, AVT)

    Discover the top five mid-cap technology stocks for 2016, with a summary, growth outlook and expected price target for the ...
  66. The Top 5 Dividend Paying Silver Stocks for 2016 (PAAS, TAHO)

    Discover the top five dividend-paying companies in the silver mining industry which investors can consider adding to their ...
  67. 5 Portfolio Ideas for 2016

    The Fed's zero interest rate policy is ending after seven years, the global economy is slowing and financial assets of all ...
  68. How Likely is a New Fiduciary Rule in 2016?

    New fiduciary standards for advisors working with retirement accounts are on the horizon. Will they become reality in 2016?
  69. Are These the Top 5 Retail Stocks of 2016?

    Retail hasn't been a hot sector, but these five retail names have the potential to stay hot in 2016.
  70. The Top 10 Dividend-Paying Gold Stocks for 2016 (RGLD, FNV)

    Discover the top 10 dividend-paying gold stocks going into 2016, with information on dividend yield, payout ratios and growth ...
  71. Weakest Currencies against the U.S. Dollar in 2015

    The U.S. dollar has been pummeling other currencies, largely due to falling global commodity prices. Here are the worst performing ...
  72. 4 Unusual Ways to Boost Social Security Benefits

    Working the system to get the highest legal Social Security benefits just got harder. Two long-time benefits strategies expired ...
  73. The Top 5 International Bond Funds for 2016

    Understand the opportunities available within the international bond market, and learn about the top-rated global bond funds ...
  74. Are These 2016's Best Tech Stocks? (AMZN, NFLX)

    If you stick with the theory that the winners keep winning on Wall Street these five technology stocks should be on your ...
  75. The Top 5 Micro Cap Bank Stocks for 2016 (SFBC, BOTJ)

    Discover some of the best micro-cap banking stocks that offer the highest potential for share price appreciation in the coming ...
  76. The Top 5 Semiconductor ETFs for 2016 (SMH, SOXX)

    Discover how you can get immediate exposure to semiconductor stocks through five of the best semiconductor ETFs available ...
  77. The Top 5 Large Cap Value Mutual Funds for 2016

    Understand the advantages of investing in large-cap value securities, and learn the best large-cap value mutual funds to ...
  78. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Growth ETFs for 2016 (VOT, IWP)

    Discover five of the top mid-cap growth ETFs available, and learn how to get exposure to growth-oriented companies across ...
  79. The Top 5 Oil and Gas Equity Mutual Funds for 2016 (VGENX, FSENX)

    Discover detailed analyses of the top oil- and gas-related mutual funds to consider, and learn about the characteristics ...
  80. The Top 5 Mid-Cap ETFs for 2016 (DON, VO)

    Check out five ETFs that could be well positioned heading into 2016, especially with a Federal Reserve that's expected to ...
  81. Costco’s Earnings Miss Overblown

    Costco missed earnings because of a variety of external factors. These factors are more or less inconsequential to the stock's ...
  82. Top OPEC Competitors and How OPEC Controls Them

    OPEC is the dominant authority in the global oil market. Who are its competitors and how does OPEC control them?
  83. Detroit Real Estate: Rising From the Ashes?

    The real estate market in Detroit might seem doomed after the city's bankruptcy. But a closer look shows opportunity for ...
  84. Rising Prices: Inflation or Quality Improvements?

    Price indices are used to measure inflation, but qualitative improvements in products complicates attempts to isolate the ...
  85. The Top 5 Copper ETFs for 2016 (JJM, JJC)

    Discover information about the copper and copper mining industries, and learn more about the top five copper exchange-traded ...
  86. 10 FinTech Companies to Watch in 2016

    These are 10 FinTech companies to watch in 2016.
  87. The Top 5 Bank Stocks for 2016 (BBT, BK)

    Learn about five financial institutions that are poised to benefit from a strengthening U.S. economy and possible higher ...
  88. 3 Ways to Play Gold at $1000 (GLD, GDX)

    Gold ended 2015 within 100-points of 1000 and could bounce at that psychological level in 2016.
  89. Favorite Rewards Credit Cards for 2016

    These credit card companies take different approaches to reward you for making purchases you'd have made anyway. The key ...
  90. The Top 6 Companies In Crude Tanker Business

    Investopedia provides a list of the top companies which are in the business of moving the crude oil across the globe
  91. The Top 5 ETFs to Track the Euro Stoxx 50 for 2016 (FEZ, HFEZ)

    Learn about a handful of the world's top ETFs designed to provide exposure to large-cap eurozone equities through the EURO ...
  92. IWM: iShares Russell 2000 Index ETF

    Find out more about the iShares Russell 2000 exchange-traded fund, or ETF, the characteristics of this ETF and its suitability ...
  93. 10 Stocks That Stand to Benefit From the Rise of Virtual Reality

    Earlier attempts at virtual reality failed, but 2016 promises to usher in a new generation of virtual reality technology ...
  94. These 25 Stocks Are Dividend Superstars (NVDA, MA)

    These 25 stocks are dividend superstars, but only four should be on your radar.
  95. Bond Sectors to Avoid in 2016 (HYG, JNK)

    Predicting the future in high-yield bonds is easy, yet many investors will probably refuse to listen. Here's why.
  96. What I Got Right (and Wrong) in 2015

    This year was distinct for two, contradictory reasons: rising volatility and stagnant returns, at least in the United States. ...
  97. The Top 5 Small Cap Bank Stocks for 2016 (SFNC, HBHC)

    Find out more about the top five small-cap bank stocks for 2016, and learn why they are expected to rise after the Fed's ...
  98. Where Investors Have Turned Optimistic

    The old adage “familiarity breeds contempt” helps explain the “love-hate” relationship most investors have with their home ...
  99. The Top 5 Gold Stocks for 2016 (AUY, AEM)

    Discover five top gold miners for 2016 and what factors positioned these companies to be successful even if gold prices remain ...
  100. The Top 4 Platinum ETFs for 2016 (PPLT, PTM)

    Examine the available exchange-traded fund investments that offer investors direct exposure to the platinum market in the ...
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