Markets Articles

  1. Chart of the Week: A Boon for Bonds

    Global corporate bond spreads have shrunk this year and are expected to tighten further, should the European Central Bank ...
  2. Dreamworks Stock: 3 Things to Watch (DWA)

    DreamWorks Animation has a few things to watch over the next few months, including upcoming releases, expanded business opportunities ...
  3. Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks of 2016 (CSIQ, PEGI)

    Some of the best clean energy stocks come from companies that produce alternative fuels and harness power from solar and ...
  4. 3 Low Price-to-Book Ratio Stocks to Consider in 2016 (NWS, FCAU)

    These three stocks with low price-to-book ratios have promising prospects of turnarounds and improvements in operating metrics.
  5. Top 5 Books to Become an Option Trader

    For individuals aspiring to become options traders, here are five of the best books that offer help in understanding and ...
  6. Top 8 Companies Owned by Swatch (UHR.VX)

    Swatch's success in the watch manufacturing and development industry is attributable to its numerous subsidiaries, obtained ...
  7. These 10 Countries Produce More Silver Than Anyone

    Silver is used in a variety of applications, from jewelry and mirrors to electronics and circuits.
  8. Behind Lockheed Martin's 213% Rise in 10 Years (LMT)

    Lockheed Martin's stock has been driven by investor outlook on the U.S. fiscal situation and demand for dividend stocks with ...
  9. Here's How the Economics of Drug Trafficking Works

    As the debate about the war on drugs continues, a look at the economic costs of illicit drug trafficking.
  10. Top 5 Companies Owned by Cisco (CSCO)

    Cisco implements a growth strategy through acquisitions and has acquired over 100 companies; these five companies stand out ...
  11. Behind Symantec's 26.5% Rise in 10 Years (SYMC)

    Symantec's relatively volatile stock was driven primarily by financial results and changing outlook over the 10-year period ...
  12. 5 Countries That Produce the Most Waste

    As economies have grown and populations have increased, the rate at which countries produce waste has risen. Some of the ...
  13. Why Bank Bail-Ins Will Be the New Bailouts

    After the public's outcry over rescuing banks with taxpayer money, the government is switching tactics. Find out why bail-ins ...
  14. Top 10 Stocks Under $10 in 2016 (ELMD, HL)

    When selecting growth stocks as portfolio candidates, consider small companies with strong fundamentals and share prices ...
  15. Top Royce Funds for Retirement (RYFSX, RYSEX, RYTRX, RYIPX)

    Discover four of The Royce Funds mutual funds suitable for diversifying retirement portfolios that focus on investing in ...
  16. 6 Countries That Produce the Most Cars

    With over 90 million cars manufactured in 2015, the automobile industry is a massive global market led by six countries.
  17. Top 5 Lumber Stocks of 2016 (WY, RYN)

    Lumber prices advanced in the first half of 2016 due to robust housing construction in the United States. These five lumber ...
  18. How Bitcoin Spread Betting Works

    Bitcoin spread betting is a way to speculate on price movements of this cryptocurrency. This article explains the concept ...
  19. Are Hedge Funds Buying or Covering Shorts?

    The markets may be experiencing a short-covering rally as hedge funds and institutional players try to wait out a false rally ...
  20. DAL: How Delta's Stock Price Fell 26% in 6 Months

    Delta's stock price has been punished over the last six months due to higher oil prices, the Brexit vote and its own outages ...
  21. Why Greenspan Is Getting Worried About U.S. Interest Rates

    Alan Greenspan says U.S. interest rates have been too low for too long, resulting in a bond market bubble, low productivity ...
  22. Are Low-Volatility ETFs Becoming Overvalued?

    Has the popularity of low-volatility ETFs caused them to become overvalued and more risky than investors and advisors expect? ...
  23. How Online Banking Is Overtaking Traditional Banking

    Is traditional banking doomed to be surpassed by online banking?
  24. Barclays Foresees Oil Prices Recovering up to $85 by 2019 (BCS)

    Here's why Barclays predicted that Brent crude would reach $85 by 2019, one year earlier than the financial institution's ...
  25. 5 Best Banks for Home Loans (FRME, RF)

    Here are the five best banks for home loans, broken down into the best 30-year fixed, 15-year fixed, 5/1 ARM, FHA and VA ...
  26. Why Small-Caps May Be a Good Bet if Rates Rise

    While small-cap stocks may suffer if rates rise, they may also turn out to be winning performers in this environment.
  27. What Are the Pros and Cons of Raising the Minimum Wage?

    With the debate on wages continuing in Congress and in the public arena, here are some of the major pros and cons of raising ...
  28. How Financial Advisors Measure Capital Market Expectations (WFC, BLK)

    Capital market expectations directly influence how a financial advisor allocates asset classes in a portfolio, resulting ...
  29. Top 7 Companies Owned by Chrysler (FCAU)

    Despite a strong portfolio of operating units and historic automotive brand names, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is still struggling ...
  30. 6 Countries That Produce the Most Corn

    The world's six major producers of its most popular grain, corn, include the United States and China. Learn if these producers ...
  31. Who Is Driving Tesla's Management Team? (TSLA)

    Co-founder Elon Musk, J.B. Straubel and Jason Wheeler are three key management executives, directing the development of Tesla ...
  32. Behind United Airline's 91.6% Rise in 10 Years (UAL)

    United Continental's stock has been impacted by oil prices and economic cycles, but its statistical correlation to the market ...
  33. 2016's 5 Most Comfortable Cars Under $30,000 (HMC, F)

    The best cars under $30,000 come in a variety of styles and sizes, from practical, compact sport utility vehicles to nimble, ...
  34. Understanding Coca-Cola's Capital Structure (KO)

    Since the crisis of 2008 and the implementation of an accommodative monetary policy by the Fed, Coca-Cola's capital structure ...
  35. SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust: 6-Month Snap Shot (SPY)

    The stock market's need for a breather, anticipation surrounding Fed policy and the Brexit all drove SPY's price movements ...
  36. These Are The Best Hours To Trade the U.S. Dollar (USD)

    The best times to trade USD currency pairs are centered before and after economic releases in in the U.S. and cross-venues.
  37. Investments That Have Soared in 2016 (RING, NEM)

    The high-flying investments of 2016 have soared because of the uncertainty in the markets and in spite of the weak outlook ...
  38. 2 M&A Deals That Burned Hedge Fund Short Positions (SCTY, TSLA)

    SolarCity Corp. and Green Mountain Coffee merger deals burned two of the most prominent hedge fund short sellers and caused ...
  39. Behind Kinder Morgan's 29.9% Decline Since 2011 (KMI)

    Kinder Morgan's negative returns have been driven by poor energy sector fundamentals, poor guidance and large reductions ...
  40. Making Sense Of The EUR/CHF Relationship

    The strong correlation between EUR and CHF currency pairs is undeniable. Find out what it means for forex traders.
  41. Once Again, It’s Too Quiet Out There

    Russ discusses what's behind the unusually low volatility in the markets, and what could bring an end to the days of calm.
  42. The Different Colors of Asian Bonds

    As the intensifying search for yield goes international, Matt examines and shares his thoughts on the different Asian bond ...
  43. These Are The Best Hours To Trade the Euro

    Six popular currency pairs and numerous secondary crosses offer euro traders a wide variety of short- and long-term opportunities. ...
  44. When Is the Best Time to Rent an Apartment?

    Rental supply and demand and prices fluctuate significantly during the year, so renters should be aware of the best time ...
  45. Introduction To Swing Charting

    Discover why traders use swing charts, how they construct them and how they use them.
  46. Most Profitable Automobile Companies of 2016 (HMC, TM)

    There are only four really profitable automobile companies in 2016 as the market has not supported prices despite a projection ...
  47. 5 Biggest Microfinance Companies (BBRI.JK)

    Here are the five largest and most influential microfinance institutions (MFIs) as of 2016.
  48. Don't Let Dire Forecasts Keep You on the Sidelines

    Many people think that they need an accurate forecast about the future to be a successful investor.
  49. Top 5 Animal Stocks of 2016 (ZTS, HSIC)

    Consumers have substantially increased spending on animals between 2010 and 2016. These five animal-related stocks are positioned ...
  50. C: How Citigroup's Stock Price Rose 19.48% in 6 Months

    Drivers such as growing loan volume, reduced loan-loss provision, and increased trading profit contributed to Citigroup's ...
  51. Rules and Strategies For Profitable Short Selling

    Short sales work well in bull and bear markets but strict entry and risk management rules are required to overcome the threat ...
  52. The Big Short Explained

    Oscar-nominated film the Big Short explains the complex financial instruments that helped fuel the financial crisis.
  53. Falling Giant: A Case Study Of AIG

    Find out why the U.S. government approved an enormous bailout package for American Investment Group (AIG).
  54. Equity Returns: Key Drivers Over the Past 30 Years

    Equities enjoyed robust gains between 1985 and 2014, but a 2016 McKinsey report warned that these returns could soon deteriorate ...
  55. Understanding Bank of America's Capital Structure (BAC)

    For banks, especially large banks such as Bank of America, capital structure has to both meet funding needs and satisfy the ...
  56. The Most Expensive Mercedes You Can Buy in the United States (DDAIF)

    The Mercedes S-Class coupe, model AMG-S65 Cabriolet, with an MSRP of $234,050, is the most expensive Mercedes available in ...
  57. ABX: How Barrick Gold's Stock Price Rose 85.6% in 6 Months

    Barrick Gold's stock price is exploding due to the steadily rising price of gold and a strategic plan to build a more sustainable ...
  58. Behind Delta's 46.4% Rise in 10 Years (DAL)

    Delta Air Lines stock has been highly correlated to its close peers, as crude oil price remains an important driver of financial ...
  59. Best Places to Go on a Strong Dollar in 2016

    Take advantage of the strong U.S. dollar by traveling to these destinations for great value, and discover new cultures and ...
  60. What Is a Silver Certificate Dollar Bill Worth Today?

    Although a silver-certificate dollar bill no longer can be exchanged for silver, the date, grade and unique features make ...
  61. Top 5 Logging Stocks of 2016 (DEL, WY)

    These companies have strong growth prospects and the potential for gains in their shares.
  62. Why Gold Is Not a Hedge Against the Dollar

    Gold's returns can vary greatly based around what currency the investor is using for purchases.
  63. The Social Security Blackout Period

    Surviving spouses may experience a blackout period - during which they cannot collect social security benefits - between ...
  64. The Short and Distort: Stock Manipulation in a Bear Market

    High-quality stock reports needn't be confused with stock manipulators' dramatic claims.
  65. How to Deal With Negative Equity on a Car Loan

    The dangers of having a negative equity car loan are real. Here's how to get out from under it.
  66. The Uptick Rule: Does It Keep Bear Markets Ticking?

    This rule prevents traders from driving stocks down, but its effect on market volatility is debatable.
  67. Short Selling: Making The Ban

    Short selling has been around as long as the stock market, and it hasn't always been looked on favorably.
  68. Questioning The Virtue Of A Short Sale

    This controversial strategy is blamed for making and breaking markets. Read on to learn more.
  69. Chart of the Week: Maneuvering Through the Crowds

    Risk-on sentiment has dominated markets in a post-Brexit world characterized by expectations for lower-for-longer interest ...
  70. Bear Put Spreads: A Roaring Alternative To Short Selling

    This strategy allows you to stop chasing losses when you're feeling bearish.
  71. Short Sales For Market Downturns

    This strategy can help in market downturns, but it's not for inexperienced traders.
  72. CHK: How Chesapeake's Stock Price Rose 93% in 6 Months

    Chesapeake Energy avoided bankruptcy, and its stock price gained 90% in six months due to increased shareholder confidence ...
  73. Most Profitable Gold Mining Companies of 2016 (HMY, GSS)

    The most profitable gold mining companies, small or large, are all benefiting from the rise in gold prices and hitting new ...
  74. Top 9 Companies Owned by Honeywell (HON)

    Honeywell’s status as a Fortune 100 company is in large part due to the numerous subsidiaries that it has acquired and the ...
  75. Top 5 Companies Owned by Bain Capital (IHRT)

    Over the course of its history, Bain Capital has made a significant number of investments and divestments in many different ...
  76. 3 Countries With Negative Bond Yields and Interest Rates

    Negative interest rates and bond yields are a relatively new phenomenon, as lenders are charged for capital on deposit while ...
  77. Weakest Currencies Against the U.S. Dollar in 2016

    Learn why these currencies are considered the weakest against the U.S. dollar for 2016. Discover the difference between absolute ...
  78. Behind Southwest Airline's 120% Rise in 10 Years (LUV)

    Analyze Southwest Airlines' stock price history to determine the relationships between LUV and market conditions and financial ...
  79. Behind Rite Aid's 66.3% Rise in 10 Years (RAD)

    Examine Rite Aid's stock price history to determine how financial results and market correlation have influenced its shares.
  80. 5 Fintech Firms Emerging in Boston (GS, PYPL)

    Find out which startups that are emerging as Boston's top fintech companies are already disrupting the financial services ...
  81. How to Sell a Car With a Lien

    Vehicle owners wondering how to sell a car with a lien on the certificate of title have four options to both remove the lien ...
  82. Top 5 Companies Owned by Goldman Sachs (GS, BNFT)

    Goldman Sachs and its private equity division is heavily invested in technology providers. Discover the company's top five ...
  83. Top 5 Oil and Gas Stocks of 2016 (CVX, BP)

    Learn about the top five oil and gas stocks of 2016, their historical performances during the oil bear market and why they ...
  84. The Economic Effects of Food Shortages

    Learn about the effects of food shortages on the economy and social order, and why lack of food isn't necessarily about lack ...
  85. How Do Negative Interest Rates Work?

    There is a lot of confusion surrounding negative interest rates. Matt breaks it down and explains what going negative really ...
  86. The Elusive Spark Needed for the Rally to Continue

    Against most expectations, U.S. stocks are turning in a respectable performance this year. The S&P 500 is now up 7% year-to-date, ...
  87. The Big Merger Fell Through – Now What?

    Employees who own stock or stock options at their employer need to be aware of these pitfalls if a merger or acquisition ...
  88. The Keynesian Put: New Support For Asset Prices

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts suggest fiscal policy is likely to take over from monetary policy in supporting strong ...
  89. The Worst-Performing Currencies of 2016

    Find out which foreign currencies struggled the most during the first seven months of 2016, and why the situation in Venezuela ...
  90. Top 5 Pesticide Companies in the World (SYT, DOW)

    Discover the top pesticide companies in the world and explore the merger and acquisition activity that may concentrate food ...
  91. Top 5 Health Care Stocks of 2016 (AMGN, BMY)

    Discover why the baby boomers are benefiting the health care sector. Explore five health care stocks that are well positioned ...
  92. 5 Fintech Firms Emerging in India (BABA, MSFT)

    Learn about the growing financial technology sector in India and the innovative companies that are challenging traditional ...
  93. Will Nonperforming Loans Cause 'Italeave'?

    The EU's reluctance to allow Italy to bail out its precarious banks may encourage Italy to follow England out of the EU. ...
  94. How Negative Interest Rates Can Affect Currencies

    Analyze the relationship between interest rates and currency devaluation. Examine the impact of negative rates and how further ...
  95. 5 Challenges Recreational Marijuana Dispensaries Face

    Although they may be legal in four states, recreational marijuana dispensaries in Oregon, Washington, Colorado and Alaska ...
  96. Talking to Clients Who Think Stocks Are in a Bubble

    Here's what to tell clients who think that the market is in bubble territory.
  97. Two Bond Stories from Two Sides of the English Channel

    We find that the U.K. market has many similarities to the United States and Canada, but across the English Channel, the European ...
  98. America's Poorest States in 2016

    The poorest states in America include Mississippi, West Virginia and Arkansas.
  99. Real Estate: How the Bubble Will Pop

    This real estate bubble is much different from the last one. Understanding it is imperative if you plan on making any investments.
  100. How Green Dot Works and Makes Money (GDOT)

    Green Dot Corp. is dominating the general purpose reloadable payment card industry, offering two of the highest-rated prepaid ...
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