Markets Articles

  1. ETF Analysis: PowerShares Global Listed Private Eq

    Learn more about the PowerShares Global Listed Private Equity Portfolio, a private equity-based exchange-traded fund, or ...
  2. ETF Analysis: iShares US Regional Banks

    Obtain information and analysis of the iShares US Regional Banks ETF for investors seeking particular exposure to regional ...
  3. ETF Analysis: PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility

    Find out about the PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF, and learn detailed information about this fund that provides exposure ...
  4. ETF Analysis: iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Growth

    Learn about the iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Growth exchange-traded fund, which invests in U.S. equities of mid-cap companies ...
  5. Using Moving Averages To Trade The Volatility Index (VIX)

    VIX moving averages smooth out the natural choppiness of the indicator, letting traders and market timers access reliable ...
  6. ETF Analysis: Vanguard Mid-Cap Value

    Take an in-depth look at the Vanguard Mid-Cap Value ETF, one of the largest and most popular mid-cap funds in the U.S. equity ...
  7. The Brief: Where Is the Bottom?

    Where is the market going today after yesterday's bumpy ride?
  8. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze the Mining Industry

    Discover some the most important financial ratios used by investors and analysts to evaluate companies in the metals and ...
  9. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze Retail Banks

    Learn about key financial metrics that investors use to evaluate retail banks, and how the industry is fundamentally different ...
  10. The 6 Worst Technology Stocks of 2015

    Learn about the technology sector and how it has performed in 2015. Understand the six worst performing technology stocks ...
  11. The 5 Biggest Canadian Insurance Companies

    Learn more about the insurance industry as a whole, how it functions in Canada, and the five largest Canada-based insurance ...
  12. ETF Analysis: Schwab US Broad Market

    Take an in-depth look at the Schwab U.S. Broad Market ETF, an incredibly low-cost fund based on a wide selection of the U.S. ...
  13. ETF Analysis: iShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap

    Read an in-depth analysis of the iShares MSCI EAFE Small-Cap Fund, a well-managed exchange-traded fund that tracks small-cap ...
  14. ETF Analysis: Vanguard Global ex-US Real Estate

    Take an in-depth look at the Vanguard Global ex-U.S. Real Estate ETF, an international property fund tilted toward Asian ...
  15. Top 5 Startups That Emerged in Denver

    Learn why Denver is one of the hottest markets in America for startups, and identify five of the top startups that are emerging ...
  16. The 2 Healthcare Stocks You'll Wish You Bought in 2015

    Learn about the health care industry and the companies involved. Understand why the two best performing health care stocks ...
  17. The 3 Energy Stocks You'll Wish You Bought in 2015

    Learn about the energy sector and the types of companies that operate within the sector. Find out about some of the best-performing ...
  18. Top 5 Startups That Emerged in Raleigh

    Learn about the startup scene in the Research Triangle hub of Raleigh, North Carolina. Discover which startups are the hottest ...
  19. The 4 Worst Oil and Gas Stocks of 2015

    Learn about the energy sector and the type of companies that operate within the sector. Find out about the four worst performing ...
  20. The 5 Worst Health Care Stocks of 2015

    Learn about the health care industry and how it has performed in 2015. Understand why the worst-performing health care stocks ...
  21. Tips for Helping Clients Though Market Corrections

    When the stock market sees a steep drop, clients are bound to get anxious. Here are some tips for talking them off the ledge.
  22. The Safest Stocks You Can Invest in Right Now

    These stocks are likely to hold up better than others in a bear market, but there's a twist.
  23. 5 Reasons to Expect Lower Stock Returns

    Lower stock returns are likely here to stay for some time. Here are five reasons why.
  24. What to Cut From Your Portfolio Right Now

    Owning stocks may shortly become too scary for your portfolio. Here's why, and here are some alternatives.
  25. Top 10 Startups That Emerged in Chicago

    Understand why Chicago has become one of the best places to work or start a new business. Learn about the top 10 startups ...
  26. Top 10 Startups That Emerged in New York City

    Understand why the startup scene has grown, and discover why it has become a large part of New York City. Learn about the ...
  27. Top 5 Startups That Emerged in Boston

    Learn why Boston is a hot market for startups, and familiarize yourself with a few of the top startups that have emerged ...
  28. Startup Analysis: How Much Is Palantir Worth?

    Learn about the private company Palantir, its valuation and how its valuation was derived. Understand how the company operates ...
  29. Top 10 Startups That Emerged in Austin

    Understand why Austin, Texas has become one of the premier places for a startup to launch its operations. Learn about the ...
  30. Top 7 Startups That Emerged in Mexico City

    Learn why Mexico City has the potential to emerge as a major player in the startup scene, and identify several companies ...
  31. How to Use Blockchain to Buy and Sell Gold

    Most people still haven't heard of the term "blockchain," but chances are you will soon. A blockchain is a tamper-proof, ...
  32. Careers: Equity Research Vs. Investment Banking

    Equity research is sometimes viewed as the unglamorous, lower-paid cousin to investment banking. In this article, we compare ...
  33. Is the Yuan a Yawn or a Nightmare for Investors?

    China’s decision to change the method of setting its currency exchange rate caused global shock waves last week.
  34. ETF Analysis: iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value

    Understand how the iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value exchange-traded fund presents an opportunity for investors to diversify ...
  35. ETF Analysis: iShares Gold Trust

    Learn about the SPDR Gold Shares ETF, how it tracks the price of gold, and what type of investors may want to hold shares ...
  36. ETF Analysis: Vanguard Extended Market

    Learn how the Vanguard Extended Market ETF provides investors with exposure to the larger stock universe, except for companies ...
  37. ETF Analysis: iShares International Select Dividend

    Learn how the iShares International Select Dividend ETF provides investors an opportunity to gain exposure to high-quality ...
  38. Finding Value in the Selloff Rubble

    Globally and in the United States, stocks are now in correction mode, with the recent erosion in equities in emerging markets ...
  39. ETF Analysis: iShares Core High Dividend

    Discover how the iShares Core High Dividend ETF is managed, which index it tracks, and for whom it is most suitable as part ...
  40. ETF Analysis: iShares S&P 100

    Discover how the iShares S&P 100 offers an opportunity for investors to gain exposure to mega- and large-cap domestic company ...
  41. How Do Asset Bubbles Cause Recessions?

    Understand how asset bubbles often lead to deep, protracted recessions. Read about historical examples of recessions preceded ...
  42. 6 Smart Strategies to Invest Your Extra Cash Now

    The world's stock markets are shaky, to say the least. Should you hold onto your cash or bargain hunt?
  43. Benefits of Regional Bank ETFs over Commercial Banks

    The SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF offers a stable local alternative to broad-based multinational commercial banking sector ...
  44. ETF Analysis: iShares Russell 2000 Value

    Read an in-depth description of the iShares Russell 2000 Value fund, an exchange-traded fund that tracks undervalued small-cap ...
  45. 3 Cheap Russian Stocks You Should Keep an Eye on

    Learn about three cheap Russian stocks to keep an eye on; the more than 50% decline in oil has led to weakness in Russian ...
  46. These 5 Countries Move the Supply of Oil

    Learn which countries are the largest source of change in the global supply of oil. Oil prices crashed in 2014 as supply ...
  47. The Upside of Picking Stocks Nobody Follows

    Learn about the upside of picking stocks nobody follows. The less followed a stock, the more opportunity there is for a stock ...
  48. Morgan Stanley's Profitablity: Bank on It (MS)

    The economy offers few certainties, but Morgan Stanley's profitability might be one of them.
  49. Holding Out for Capital Gains Could Be a Mistake

    Holding stocks for the sole purpose of avoiding short-term capital gains taxes may be a mistake, especially if all the signs ...
  50. Is Alphabet the Next Berkshire Hathaway?

    Google has made headlines for self-driving cars and biotech products, but the most profitable part of the business remains ...
  51. Why Alphabet Will Boost Google Stock Prices

    Why is Google changing its name to Alphabet and what does this mean for shareholders?
  52. Puerto Rico Will Soon Become America's Greece

    Explore the similarities that exist between Puerto Rico in relation to the United States and Greece in relation to the European ...
  53. 6 Things to Know About Soul Cycle Stock

    Learn about SoulCycle and how it has found success. Understand six aspects of the company everyone should know before considering ...
  54. 5 Things to Know About Neiman Marcus Stock

    Learn about Nieman Marcus and how it has become successful. Understand five aspects potential investors should know about ...
  55. The Biggest Private Equity Firms in New York City

    Discover the top four largest private equity firms, including Goldman Sachs, headquartered in New York City, as ranked by ...
  56. The Biggest Private Equity Firms in Boston

    Learn about private equity firms and how they operate. Identify the top five private equity firms operating in the Boston ...
  57. Healthcare M&A and Prescription Drug Prices

    Learn how mergers among health care insurance companies and drug companies could lead to increased premiums for consumers ...
  58. 3 Stocks You Wish You Had Bought in January

    Learn about three stocks investors wish they had bought in January of 2015 due to their performing better than the overall ...
  59. What Shook the U.S. Stock Market Today?

    What was looking as a decent year for US Stock market has suddenly gone off track as the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged ...
  60. Oil or Gold: Which Will Recover First?

    Not sure where oil and gold are headed? The answer is complex.
  61. The 8 Best ETFs for Rising Rates, Flagging Stocks

    With the markets starting to sag, should you go on the defensive? If so, which ETFs should you consider?
  62. How to Prep Your Business for a Sale

    Once you have a clean, stand-alone business with solid finances, it's time to put a price on it. Here are the steps needed ...
  63. How Petro Economies Are Coping with $40 Oil

    Will petro economies be able to cope with a $40 per barrel oil price?
  64. The End of US Foreign Oil Dependency

    Learn about how U.S. production of oil is increasing on an annual basis and how oil imports are dropping, and why Congress ...
  65. What are the Federal Reserve Chairman's responsibilities?

    Learn about the duties and responsibilities of the chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, including testifying before Congress ...
  66. When Getting a Rent-to-Own Car Makes Sense

    If your credit is bad, rent-to-own may be a better way to purchase a car than taking out a subprime loan – or it may not ...
  67. Signs of a Struggling Economy?

    Last week was another difficult one for stocks, marked by a bruising mid-week selloff triggered by China’s surprise devaluation ...
  68. Watch Airline Stocks For Takeoff Potential

    Airline stocks have taken a hit but they show potential for takeoff as a result of low fuel prices, reduced competition and ...
  69. The Stock Slump: Is it Just Rate Jitters or Worse?

    Headlines are attributing the market's sell-off to the potential of a Fed rate hike, but that's only a very remote possibility. ...
  70. What's The Difference Between Bond & Equity ETFs?

    Learn how different stock ETFs and bond ETFs are, though they actually have quite a few things in common.
  71. Using Fibonacci to Analyze Gold

    Use Fibonacci studies to analyze gold by picking out hidden harmonic levels that can provide major support or resistance.
  72. An Introduction To Value at Risk (VAR)

    Volatility is not the only way to measure risk. Learn about the "new science of risk management".
  73. The Reasons for the Mexican-U.S. Oil Swap

    The U.S. government is getting close to a historic deal to allow U.S. producers to swap the light, sweet crude oil that is ...
  74. 3 Companies That Hate Debt Financing

    Learn how companies such as Chipotle, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Paychex are able to maintain impressive levels of growth without ...
  75. 10 Overlooked Growth Stocks to Consider

    For investors with a long-term view, here are 10 overlooked growth stocks to consider.
  76. 3 Reasons to Be Bearish on Kinder Morgan

    Instead of crunching numbers in an effort to make a case that matches your position, simply apply logic. That's what successful ...
  77. What Drives Ford's Profits? Not Just Cars

    Ford, an experienced legacy car manufacturer, sells a lot of cars around the world and makes a lot of money in the money ...
  78. How to Advise Clients on Company Stock in 401(k)s

    Holding company stock in a 401(k) has its risks. Here's how advisors can help clients avoid them.
  79. Currency-Hedged ETFs: Should You Invest?

    Currency-hedged ETFs offer many more pros than cons when compared to their counterparts, but there is still one big con. ...
  80. Who Are Iran's Biggest Allies, and Why?

    Learn about the alignments, largely based on shared anti-U.S. interests, that Iran maintains with the countries of Lebanon, ...
  81. Who Will Be the Tesla of the Airline Industry?

    Explore the move toward producing electric-powered airplanes and learn what companies are in the forefront for developing ...
  82. Tech Startups Eye the Oil Industry

    Although the oil and gas industries have plummeted, high tech companies and investors see promise.
  83. Secrets to Finding the Right Nursing Home

    The wrong choice could mean inadequate – or even deadly – care.
  84. Things Nursing Homes Are Not Allowed to Do

    What rights do a home's residents have? The same ones they they had before they entered the facility.
  85. Looking To Begin Trading In The Stock Market?

    If you are a new trader, we explain the differences between penny stocks and options so you can make the best decision for ...
  86. Looking to Invest in China's Fast Food Industry? Try KFC

    Read about the fast food industry in China, and learn what makes KFC the dominant brand in a market poised for years of high ...
  87. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze The Healthcare Industry

    Examine the health care sector and learn about significant financial ratios used by investors and analysts to evaluate health ...
  88. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze Oil Companies

    Learn about key financial ratios investors will want to use when analyzing oil companies, and what these ratios say about ...
  89. Looking to Invest In Oil? Be Patient

    Learn about the best time to pick a bottom in oil. Oil prices have been destroyed due to excess supply and slowing demand ...
  90. Looking to Invest in Oil Tankers? Try These 3 Stocks

    Obtain information on the oil shipping industry, and discover three of the most widely traded oil tanker stocks to obtain ...
  91. Startup Analysis: How Much Is Lyft Worth?

    Learn about the private company Lyft and how it has become a successful rideshare company. Understand its most recent valuation ...
  92. Startup Analysis: How Much Is Spotify Worth?

    Learn about the private company Spotify and how it has achieved success. Understand the company's most recent valuation and ...
  93. Startup Analysis: How Much Is Uber Worth?

    Learn about the private company Uber and how it has found so much success since 2010. Understand the valuation of the company ...
  94. 3 Characteristics of Caribbean Economies

    An overview of the common characteristics of Caribbean economies.
  95. How Much Medicaid and Medicare Cost Americans

    Medicaid & Medicare cost Americans plenty out of their paychecks. But how much, really? And what does that money buy?
  96. The 5 Biggest Canadian Mining Companies

    Learn about the largest Canadian mining companies by market capitalization, including potash production, gold production ...
  97. The 4 Technology Stocks You'll Wish You Bought in 2015

    Find out which technology stocks you wish you had bought in January 2015, including such big names as Amazon.com, Netflix ...
  98. The 3 Biggest Canadian Banks

    Examine some of the largest banks in Canada, which also rank among the largest and most important banks in the industry worldwide.
  99. Predictions For The Stock Market

    Learn different choices and strategies that can be used to create a profit regardless of what direction the market is going.
  100. The 6 Biggest Russian Banks

    Examine the largest banks in the Russian Federation, including the massive conglomerate Sberbank, which is the third-largest ...
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