Markets Articles

  1. The Top ETFs for a Rebound in Financials (XLF,PGF)

    Financials have been hit hard. Here's how to play it if you think a bottom is approaching.
  2. Citigroup Passes Fed's 'Living Will' Test (C, WFC)

    How much of a premium does Citigroup's "Living Will" success command? And has the bank become the safest among its "too big ...
  3. Sprint Called 'Tactical Short' by Analyst (S)

    Analysts have now become less convinced Sprint can mount a meaningful attack on its larger rivals.
  4. These 28 Companies Just Became Very Important

    Only 28 companies are driving 50% of U.S. profit, and only one of them has delivered consistently on revenue, net income, ...
  5. SEC Derivatives Rule May Limit Diversification

    The SEC has proposed rules that will limit the use of derivatives by fund managers. Critics believe the rules will impede ...
  6. The Key Ingredient Needed for Future Returns

    We discuss why company earnings, in today’s low-return environment, will be critical for generating gains.
  7. One Market Where Oil Doesn’t Really Matter Much

    If you are getting worried that your portfolio will be affected by the recent slide in oil and energy prices, keep reading. ...
  8. How to Invest in Clean Energy via ETFs (PBW,ICLN)

    Clean energy is heating up. Here are some ETFs for your watch list.
  9. Singer Gets Better End of AGN-PFE Deal Implosion

    Paul Singer increased his stake in Allergen by 204.75% in the fourth quarter. How will this impact his portfolio since the ...
  10. GM's 4th Ignition Switch Case Dismissed (GM)

    The sooner GM can put these cases behind it and start building better/safer cars, the quicker it can grow the business and ...
  11. Natixis Global Asset Management: Investment Manager Highlight (NTXFY)

    Read about the investment operations of Natixis Global Asset Management, a multiaffiliate manager with $870 billion in worldwide ...
  12. Will GoPro's HERO 5 Camera Help? (GPRO)

    The beleaguered action-camera maker needs a strong HERO to help reverse the declining trend in revenue.
  13. Where Does the Economy Go from Here?

    Is the economy headed in the right direction or toward doom and gloom?
  14. How African-American Savers Are Changing

    Although African Americans are still somewhat hesitant when it comes to retirement planning and investing in the stock market, ...
  15. Thor Equities: Asset Manager Highlight

    Read about Thor Equities, a private equity real estate firm based in New York that was started to serve low-income communities ...
  16. 3 Forces Driving Sempra Energy (SRE)

    Discover the factors that contributed to Sempra Energy's positive performance during the first few months of 2016, and what ...
  17. SandRidge's 3 Key Financial Ratios (SDOC)

    Learn more about SandRidge Energy, Inc., a history of the company's performance and financial stability through key financial ...
  18. A Look at Bank of America's Energy Exposure (BAC, JPM)

    Bank of America's exposure to oil creates a double-edged sword for its stock long term.
  19. Is Goldman Sachs' Fixed-Income Strategy Working? (GS, MS)

    Goldman has suffered average declines of 23% year over year in the FICC business in the past three quarters.
  20. Mesirow Financial: Investment Manager Highlight

    Read about the investment management operations of Mesirow Financial, an employee-owned financial services firm with $96.8 ...
  21. Henderson Global Investors: Investment Manager Highlight (HGG.L)

    Read about the global operations of Henderson Global Investors, a London-based asset manager with more than $136 billion ...
  22. Pictet Asset Management: Investment Manager Highlight

    Read about Pictet Asset Management, a privately held Swiss investment management company with more than $150 billion in assets ...
  23. Affiliated Managers Group: Investment Manager Highlight (AMG)

    Read about the multiaffiliate business model employed by Affiliated Managers Group, a global investment manager with $611 ...
  24. A Statistic About the U.S. Economy that May Surprise You

    Learn why many commentators seem to be pessimistically focused on the U.S. economy’s weak wage growth and manufacturing sector ...
  25. How Russia Makes Its Money - And Why It Doesn't Make More

    How does Russia make its money, and why doesn’t it make more?
  26. How Apple's Court Defeat Will Reshape the E-book Market

    Apple recently lost the final appeal in the e-book price-fixing case and Apple's loss is Amazon's win.
  27. Equity Winners since Market Low March 2009 (GGP, PCLN)

    Discover three of the biggest equity winners since March 2009. These stocks have their own unique catalysts but also have ...
  28. How to Play a Sideways Market (XIV)

    Dennis Gartman doesn't believe the market will be a raging bull or vicious bear. If he's right, there is a way to play it. ...
  29. Thinking of Getting a Summer Home in Retirement? Here's What You Need to Know

    What are your retirement goals? Picking up a new hobby? Spending time with grandchildren? Taking the globe by storm and ...
  30. 3 Themes That Will Shape Markets This Quarter

    Fears of a global recession hit markets hard at the start of the year. Yet the anxiety has waned.
  31. Freezing Oil Production Won't Help Prices (XLE)

    Freezing oil production at current levels may not be enough to cause a meaningful change in low oil prices
  32. Potential Impact of New Fiduciary Rules on RIAs

    A look at how RIAs and fee-only advisors will be impacted by the DOL's new fiduciary rule.
  33. Why Many Americans Believe Retirement is Out of Reach

    If a financially secure retirement feels like it's just beyond your grasp, you're not alone. This year's EBRI survey reveals ...
  34. Pioneer Investments: Investment Manager Highlight (UCG, SAN)

    Read about the business operations of Pioneer Investments, a global investment firm with more than $243 billion in assets ...
  35. Is the Fed On the Right Track?

    Find out why the Federal Reserve (Fed) missed its window to raise interest rates nearly three years ago, when conditions ...
  36. Why It’s Time for More Caution Toward Credit

    Learn why it’s time for more caution toward credit, as prices declined and yields increased.
  37. Is There a Bear Market Around the Corner?

    Is a bear market around the corner?
  38. Is the Economy Headed for Stagflation?

    The last time stagflation was a popular word was the 1970s. Is this where the economy and stocks are headed?
  39. How are Englander's investment faring? (QCOM, SUNE)

    Let’s take a closer look at Israel Englander’s fourth quarter investments in QUALCOMM, Inc. and Sunedison Inc.
  40. Fears of Blocked Baker Hughes Deal Pressures Halliburton (HAL, BHI)

    Having federal regulators essentially say "this deal will happen over my dead body" would be a major blow to Halliburton.
  41. QIC: Investment Manager Highlight

    Discover QIC, a global alternatives investment manager based in Australia. QIC offers a global platform of strategies, including ...
  42. Toyota Joining the Competition with a New Compact Crossover (TM)

    Learn about the Toyota C-HR, how it was developed from a concept car, its launch at the Geneva Motor Show and how it will ...
  43. All You Need to Know About Tax Havens

    These tax-free zones might sound appealing, but the consequences often aren't.
  44. PIMCO and BlackRock See Inflation on Horizon

    PIMCO and BlackRock see inflation on the horizon. If you think they are correct here's how to invest.
  45. When Home is Where You Want Your Money to Be

    There are plenty of issues taxing investors today, and many of them reside beyond U.S. borders.
  46. Where Are Rates Headed?

    Will rates rise, be cut or stay the same in 2016? Economists weigh in.
  47. Emerging Markets Are Back

    The MSCI Emerging Markets Index has bounced back 20% after touching 7-year lows in early 2016. Technical indicators suggest ...
  48. How Falling Oil Prices Effect Prosperity Bancshares Inc. (PB)

    Discover how Prosperity Bancshares is closely tied to the local economy that it serves, and how falling oil prices affect ...
  49. Ford's March Auto Sales Miss Target (F, GM)

    With the fleet business rising eight percentage points year over year, Ford's sales -- despite how attractive they may appear ...
  50. Odyssey Investment Partners: Investment Manager Highlight (OPY, WFC)

    Learn about the private equity firm Odyssey Investment Partners, including the executive and investment professionals who ...
  51. Roller coaster 2016 for Stocks? Exploring Global Stock Volatility

    Find out how much volatility global equity investors are in for during 2016 by seeing how much they've experienced over the ...
  52. Dimensional Fund Advisors: Investment Manager Highlight (BA, IBM)

    Read about Dimensional Fund Advisors, a global asset management company founded on transforming academic research into practical ...
  53. Aviva Investors: Investment Manager Highlight (AV)

    Read about the global asset manager Aviva Investors, and learn more about its general approach to investing and the types ...
  54. Financials Sector: Industries Snapshot (WFC, BLK)

    Learn about the industries and stocks that make up the financial sector of the S&P 500 index. The industries include banking, ...
  55. Do Liquid Alts Deliver During Volatile Markets?

    Have liquid alternative funds and ETFs delivered in this volatile stock market and over time? It depends.
  56. 3 U.S. Equity Market Trends in 2016 (SLX, SPY)

    Learn about three U.S. equity market trends that are impacting stock prices. How these trends resolve will determine winners ...
  57. Where Will Currencies Go From Here?

    We discuss the factors behind these 3 trends: a rising U.S. dollar, a selloff in EM currencies and a weakening yuan, and ...
  58. Do You Believe in Central Bank Magic?

    There are credible explanations for the recent economic rally, but most importantly, central banks have added still more ...
  59. Where to Find Decent Income Without Indecent Risk

    If you're struggling to derive decent income without indecent risk from your investments, you need to look at these charts. ...
  60. Facebook's Instant Articles Pose a Threat to Google

    The wider rollout of Facebook's Instant Articles could hurt Google's mobile advertising revenue.
  61. Why GE Capital Challenged Its SiFi Classification (MET, GE)

    After Metlife Insurance Inc. (MET) won reprieve from its classification as a “Systemically Important Financial Institution” ...
  62. UBS Maintains Sell Rating on Tesla (TSLA)

    While having more Tesla's on the road may be a good thing for the environment, what it means for the company's fundamentals ...
  63. How SEC and DOL Fiduciary Standards Could Differ

    SEC fiduciary standards could differ from what the DOL has proposed, causing more confusion about the impact of the rule. ...
  64. More Reasons for Advisors to Be Wary of the SEC

    It looks like the SEC is expanding its oversight regarding RIA compliance in the coming months. Here's why RIAs should expect ...
  65. How to Play the Coming AI Revolution(GOOGL,AAPL)

    As the AI and robotics industry is expected to grow by leaps and bounds, these companies present some safe bets on the very ...
  66. What Robert Kiyosaki Predicts for Markets in 2016

    Robert Kiyosaki has been one of the most accurate forecasters on the planet. Here's what he thinks will happen next.
  67. Even Worse News About Airbag Recalls: What to Do

    The recall numbers are even higher than previously estimated. How to look up your car – and what to do if you find it on ...
  68. The Market Chart You Need to See This Week

    This week’s chart helps show why current low levels of stock market volatility look unsustainable and why now is a good time ...
  69. What to Expect at Microsoft Build Conference 2016 (MSFT)

    The Microsoft Build conference offers the firm the chance to court developers and showcase its latest technology advancements. ...
  70. Weird Diversification and Brand Extension Strategies

    Pepsi phones, Coke wine: when should companies embark on diversification and brand extension strategies (from the mundane ...
  71. A Key Tip for Making Your Nest Egg Last Longer

    Retirees who don't want to deplete their nest eggs during a bear market should make sure to do the following.
  72. Oil Producers Not Alone in Downturn

    Upstream oil producers are not the only ones feeling the pressure from low oil prices. Midstream and offshore players are ...
  73. The Semiconductor Industry is Consolidating Again (INTC)

    Shrinking transistors are leading to a consolidating semiconductor industry.
  74. Yahoo Sets April 11 Deadline for Takeout Bids (YHOO)

    It is now clear Yahoo management no longer believes it can operate as a standalone company.
  75. No, Yahoo is Not Really Worth $10B (YHOO)

    Yahoo's for sale and they're asking $10 billion. But that's not what they're worth.
  76. (Re)emerging Markets?

    Find out why after a volatile 2015, many investors seem to be returning to emerging markets (EM).
  77. The Case for Dividend Growers

    In the search for quality income, there is one area to consider as a potential investment opportunity this year—dividend ...
  78. 5 Reasons to Pay Attention to UnitedHealth's Financials (UNH)

    Find out why you should care about the financial statements for UnitedHealth Group, the nation's leading health carrier, ...
  79. Is Warren Buffett Down on His Kinder Morgan Bet? (KMI, BRK.A)

    Assessing how Buffett's KMI trade might have so far performed has revealed why his acquisition might have been mistimed. ...
  80. Netflix Caps Video Streams on AT&T, Verizon Customers (NFLX, T)

    Netflix wanted to “protect consumers from exceeding mobile data caps,” which it says may discourage future viewing.
  81. How China Is Affecting BP's Bottom Line

    Discover how and why China's economy is so important to BP plc's financial health and what a slowdown of the country's economy ...
  82. Analyzing Cliffs Natural Resources’ Return on Equity (CLF)

    Understand how declining sales, earnings and losses have affected Cliffs Natural Resources' ROE, and the lasting impact of ...
  83. Why Now May Be the Moment to Get In On Value

    Find out why the market’s almost immediate plunge to start 2016 cast a pall over what might have been shiny prospects for ...
  84. Brookfield Asset Management: Investment Manager Highlight (BAM, BEP)

    Learn about Brookfield Asset Management, and find out about the asset management company's leadership team and investing ...
  85. Goldman Sachs Flip Flops On Gold (GS)

    Find out about Goldman Sachs' latest flip-flop on its short-term forecast for gold and the possible reason why it happens ...
  86. Partners Group: Investment Manager Highlight (PGHN)

    Get an inside look at some of the key executives and the investment approach of the global private equity investment firm ...
  87. Solar City's 3 Key Financial Ratios (SCTY)

    Learn about SolarCity Corporation and its three key financial ratios that will help you understand its business and financial ...
  88. What if You Had Invested $10,000 at 2008's Low?

    If you had invested $10,000 at the bottom of the financial crisis in 2008, what would your return be?
  89. Safeway: An Activist Investment Analysis (SWY)

    Find out how Barry Rosenstein and hedge fund Jana Partners pushed Safeway into a change of ownership despite its controversial ...
  90. What Over-Levered Companies Can Learn from Halcon Resources (HK)

    Learn about Halcon Resources' 2015 debt restructuring. Find out why these measures were necessary and how successful the ...
  91. More Banks Offer Free (Actual) FICO Scores

    Lenders overwhelmingly use the FICO credit score when it comes to determining creditworthiness. And thanks to a new initiative, ...
  92. Audi Debuts 540hp R8 Spyder for 2017

    Audi introduces the 540hp R8 Spyder, the open-top companion to its current R8 coupe.
  93. Junk Bonds’ Performance After the Financial Crisis

    How did higher-yielding bonds perform during and after the financial crisis of 2007-2009?
  94. Is This the Final Stage of Economic Growth?

    The economy and stock market are showing sustainable improvements. Will this continue for the long term?
  95. Is a Housing Crisis Brewing?

    Price appreciation in hot real estate markets is due to investor speculation, not income growth and traditional home buying. ...
  96. Google Stock: A Tale of Two Share Classes (GOOG, GOOGL)

    Google stock comes in two different flavors with different rights for shareholders.
  97. What Makes Up the WEARXT Index

    Wearable technology is all the rage thanks to the Apple Watch and Fitbit. For investors looking for exposure, there's a new ...
  98. Will the Federal Reserve Hike Rates in April?

    Here's a look at what the Federal Reserve will or won't do in April and why.
  99. How Is the Bank of Japan Monetizing Government Debt?

    With its massive QE program and more recent adoption of negative interest rates, it looks like the BOJ is monetizing the ...
  100. DPPs: What Advisors and Investors Need to Know

    Direct participation programs, a new alternative investment class, are gaining steam. Here's what advisors and investors ...
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