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  1. Should You Consider Nuance Communications?

    It's been a turbulent few years for Nuance Communications, even as voice-powered virtual assistants continue to rise in popularity ...
  2. What’s Linn Energy’s New Course For Growth?

    Linn Energy has been really reliant on the public markets to fund its growth since the company went public in 2006.
  3. What Are Costco’s Latest Earnings?

    On March 5, Costco, the wholesale retail giant reported second-quarter earnings that handily outpaced analysts' expectations. ...
  4. What Statistics Drive Emerge Energy’s Future?

    The drop in the oil price is forcing oil producers to cut back on new wells. That should mean lower demand for frack sand ...
  5. What’s The Smartest Way To Play Tobacco Stocks?

    While the United States economy continues to grow, the U.S. tobacco industry keeps shrinking.
  6. What's Behind Chesapeake Energy's Massive Plunge?

    Among energy stocks, Chesapeake Energy has gone through more than its share of turmoil over the past several years.
  7. Could PotashCorp Finally Spring Higher?

    In 2013 shares of PotashCorp , one of the major global producers of potash-based fertilizer, tumbled in response on fears ...
  8. How Rate Hikes Will Affect Your Investments?

    An interest rate hike by the Fed, which will happen either during their June or September meeting, could impact your fixed ...
  9. Did Orexigen Make A Big Mistake?

    Developing drugs isn't cheap. Drugmakers spend $1.4 billion in direct costs to bring a typical drug through research trials ...
  10. Are These Biogen Idec's Next Blockbusters?

    Biogen Idec is already a company worth watching, but it’s recently launched hemophilia drug could become its next billion-dollar ...
  11. What’s FuelCell Energy Strategy To Stand Out?

    FuelCell Energy stands out from most companies in the fuel cell industry by concentrating on a different niche that involves ...
  12. What Are 2 Positive Developments From ExOne?

    Although shares of ExOne have been on a turbulent ride since the company's IPO, management continues to push forward with ...
  13. Why You Shouldn’t Sell Baidu Stocks?

    Baidu has seen its stock soar more than 130%. But after such a significant run-up, is it time for investors to cash out and ...
  14. What Has Seadrill Really Excited?

    Seadrill was caught off guard by the drop in the price of oil, that has forced it to make tough decisions, like cutting its ...
  15. Why Does Wall Street Hate MannKind?

    Since peaking, MannKind's shares have tumbled 25% due in large part to Wall Street's bearish outlook. Are Wall Street analysts ...
  16. Profit From High Consumer Spending With Visa Or Mastercard

    American consumers have more money to spend thanks to falling gas prices. Investing in Visa and MasterCard may give investors ...
  17. Is Rite Aid Sustaining Its Positive Streak?

    Rite Aid Corp makes progress on profitability and after years of restructuring and consolidation began making investments ...
  18. Chesapeake Energy Sees History Repeating Itself

    Chesapeake was on the wrong side of natural gas when its price plunged in 2012, and it appears to be repeating itself after ...
  19. Is ARM Holdings Claiming The Top In Graphics?

    ARM Holdings' claim to fame was its dominance in the smartphone market, with its intellectual property found at the heart ...
  20. How Promising Is Qualcomm's Snapdragon Sense ID?

    Biometric security is all the rage these days, as tech companies big and small gradually work their way toward making antiquated ...
  21. Is It Wrong To Ignore This Chance For 3D Systems?

    It was painful to invest in 3D Systems last year. The stock has been cut in half over worries that the company's spending ...
  22. What’s The Key To Costco’s Extraordinary Success?

    Costco has been one of America's most successful companies: It's growing, efficient, profitable and its long-term shareholders ...
  23. Can American Capital Agency Maintain Its Dividend?

    Dividend investors know that real estate investment trusts with REITs that invest in mortgage-backed securities produce double-digit ...
  24. Is Exelixis Under-the-Radar Growth?

    Exelixis was the worst-performing biotech company, with its shares collapsing after its COMET-1 study showed that  its cancer ...
  25. 2015's Top Checking Account Promotions

    Open a checking account in 2015 and the bank could give you a cash bonus. Check out these top offers.
  26. Is Arena Pharmaceuticals In Trouble?

    Arena Pharmaceuticals' approval of its weight-loss drug Belviq in 2012 has brought anticipations so high that its share price ...
  27. What Is Marvell's Mobile Progress?

    Although Marvell is far from the top in the processor market, it plans to keep investing in this business even as the competitive ...
  28. The Top Ten Economic Indicators In The UK

    We list below ten key economic indicators for the United Kingdom, the world’s 6th-largest economy.
  29. What Would Be Of BreitBurn Energy This Summer?

    This Spring, BreitBurn Energy Partners' banks will take a closer look at its credit facility and redetermine its borrowing ...
  30. Is SodaStream Ready For A Come Back?

    It's not easy to be a SodaStream investor. The once-fizzy market has gone flat, shedding roughly three-quarters of its value ...
  31. What’s The Drug That Will Finally Fight Obesity?

    Orexigen just pulled back the curtain on interim results for a cardiac study that could catapult the company's Contrave obesity ...
  32. Should You Invest In Oraganovo Holdings?

    Despite the commercial launch of its bio-printed liver assays last year, Organovo Holdings shares have slid from a peak of ...
  33. Sectors Hit by Sanctions on North Korea

    We look at the sectors most affected by the US sanctions imposed against North Korea.
  34. The Perks of Trading Coffee Options

    As more people begin to trade coffee, we explain how coffee options work, who uses them, what drives valuations, and the ...
  35. Top Day Trading Instruments

    Day trading is an intense and often appealing activity. Investopedia provides the list of top financial instruments for day ...
  36. World's Top 10 Internet Companies

    Investopedia has compiled a list of the top 10 Internet companies in the world based on revenue and market cap.
  37. Why Investors Bailed On Halcon's Stocks

    The unexpected plunge in the oil price over the past few months sent Halcon Resources' stocks down nearly 75%.
  38. What Are Intel’s Hopes In The Processor Market?

    Intel has pretty minimal share in the smartphone applications processor market, despite some heavy investments in products ...
  39. How Is SandRidge Energy Really Looking To Grow?

    SandRidge Energy is following the playbook of almost every other oil and gas company in the country: cutting spending and ...
  40. These 4 Precious Metals ETFs Help Combat Inflation

    A look at 4 precious metal ETFs to combat inflation when it hits.
  41. A New Economic Threat: State-Sponsored Hacking

    State sponsored hacking attempts are becoming a major cause of concern to the US. Here is a list of US sectors most vulnerable ...
  42. Private vs Public Equity: What's Best?

    What is the better way for a company to attract investors; by making its stock available for sale to whoever wants some, ...
  43. Cheaper Solar Power Gets Some Major Backers

    While solar hasn’t lived up its potential, the times are changing. New investment has surged. For investors, this could be ...
  44. What Could Be The Outcome For Opko Health?

    Investors have pinned high hopes on Opko Health , a development-stage healthcare company spearheaded by billionaire healthcare ...
  45. How Will Chesapeake Energy Create Value?

    A few years ago, Chesapeake Energy's bloated balance sheet forced it to sell off assets at fire-sale prices and fund its ...
  46. Why Is SolarCity A Growing Stock?

    SolarCity's stock may be down about 40% in the last 12 months, but its underlying business is growing rapidly.
  47. What Drugs Could Boost Biogen Idec’s Sales?

    Bet against biotechnology giant Biogen Idec and it's likely to sting -- at least that has been the message over the last ...
  48. Did J.C. Penney’s Turnaround Plan Work Out?

    J.C. Penney has wrapped up another year of its turnaround plan: ultimately, to make money in a stock, the underlying business ...
  49. What Are Qualcomm’s Latest Tech Products?

    Qualcomm has a track record of solid execution, it delivers best-in-class products, and it has built strong relationships ...
  50. Why Is Intel’s Technology Long-Lived?

    Every few years or so, Intel releases products on new chip manufacturing technologies that are fundamentally better than ...
  51. What Are Kinder Morgan’s Plans For Growth In 2016?

    One thing investors likely love about Kinder Morgan is its robust backlog of future projects, like growing its generous dividend ...
  52. Asia's Safest (And Not That Costly) Countries

    Even Asia's safest countries are affordable, at least compared to New York City. The bargain is Malaysia, though tourists ...
  53. Why Big Russia Bettors Should Consider This ETF

    Investing in the RSX ETF is investing in Russia.
  54. Which is The Best Bank for Your Buck, BAC or MS?

    One things stands out between these financial services giants when it comes to investing in them.
  55. How Can Broadcom Grow Its Connectivity Business?

    At a recent investor conference, Broadcom CEO Scott McGregor talked about the company's wireless connectivity business.
  56. What Has Been Delta Airlines Strategy To Soar?

    Airline stocks have soared over the past several years, and Delta Air Lines has been one of the leading airlines to reap ...
  57. What Is Amgen’s New Target?

    Amgen's investors are focusing a lot on its cholesterol-busting drug evolocumab; however, their research into biosimilars ...
  58. What’s The Future Of Advanced Micro Devices?

    Advanced Micro Devices labored in the shadow of its PC-chip archrival, trailing in market share and never making up much ...
  59. What Is Sempra Energy’s Future With LNG?

    Sempra Energy sees a very bright future for its LNG business, especially after its recently filed for approval to expand ...
  60. Does NVIDIA Have Revenue Opportunities With Tegra?

    Investors following NVIDIA know that one of the most buzzed-about parts of the company has been its Tegra mobile processors.
  61. Why Should Investors Read The Annual Reports?

    All investors should read each year the annual report from their top stocks, which contains valuable information and facts ...
  62. Avoid Future Shock By Protecting Your Portfolio With Futures

    Worried about protecting your portfolio of diversified stocks and assets? Using futures with correct strategies can help. ...
  63. Should We Be Concerned For Sarepta’s Share Prices?

    The disease that's caught the attention of a few biotech companies, including Sarepta Therapeutics , is Duchenne muscular ...
  64. What Are The Real Economic Costs Of Obesity?

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of Americans are considered obese. Another ...
  65. How A Strong Greenback Affects the Economy

    The fact that the strong dollar has an effect on the US economy is indisputable, but is the overall impact positive or negative? ...
  66. Get To Know These Crucial US Options Market Regulations

    How are options regulated in the U.S and which organizations are involved in options market regulations?
  67. Iron Ore Market: Falling Into The Hands Of A Few

    The big iron ore mining companies have embarked on a drive to increase supply, reduce cost, and take market share.
  68. What's The Impact On Equities If The Rates Hike?

    The Fed is on course for raising interest rates. True, that leaves the question of when (most likely June or September, but ...
  69. Are Greece’s Worries Almost Over?

    Last week ended with the news that Greece and the European Union (EU) finance ministers struck a deal to temporarily extend ...
  70. Does It Still Make Sense To Buy IPG Shares?

    Let's look at IPG's earnings, after their Q4 report, and whether the long-term investing thesis is compelling enough to warrant ...
  71. What’s The Best Airline Stock In the Industry?

    With many airlines forced to seek bankruptcy protection, Southwest Airlines stands out as having consistently remained profitable ...
  72. Why Is Enterprise Products Partners So Excited?

    Enterprise Products Partners has historically gone on the offensive to acquire weaker rivals in a tough spot when the commodity ...
  73. What’s The Highest Dividend-Paying Tech Stock?

    Technology stocks tended not to pay dividends, preferring to reinvest available capital back into their respective businesses ...
  74. Are These 2015's Most-Promising Small-Cap Stocks?

    At least one of these small-caps should spike in 2015.
  75. Are These the Top Inverse ETFs of 2015?

    Short shy? Here's a list of top inverse ETFs to help you profit from a decline in the value of an index or group of stocks.
  76. Is It Time To Start Buying Seadrill?

    West Texas Intermediate oil prices have collapsed from nearly $110 to less than $44 recently, crushing producers, contract ...
  77. How Are Interest Rates Affecting Annaly Cap Mgmt?

    Annaly Capital Management reported a net loss of $658 million thanks to the mortgage REIT's strategy of hedging its exposure ...
  78. When Will The Fed Raise Interest Rates?

    We discuss how the actions of U.S. central bank leaders (i.e. “The Fed”) will affect interest rates in the near future.
  79. Why Do We Like A Mature U.S. Tech Industry?

    The U.S. tech industry, particularly blue-chip, mature companies, has room to run in this expensive bull market.
  80. The Best Way To Approach The Currency Hedge

    Currency is going to continue to be an important factor in investment choices, particularly as the dollar strengthens.
  81. Will Clean Energy Fuels Create A Better Network?

    Ever since the most recent U.S. energy boom began, many people have looked for ways to take advantage of cheap natural gas ...
  82. Is There An Upside For Isis Pharmaceutical Shares?

    Shareholders in biotechnology company Isis Pharmaceuticals have endured a wild, but ultimately enjoyable, ride since late ...
  83. What Are The Prospects For Plug’s Technology?

    Plug Power's fuel-cell technology has huge promise, but it hasn't paid off yet. Few stocks have seen the volatility that ...
  84. #1 Country For Tech Start-Ups: U.S.A

    U.S. tech companies are receiving increased levels of investor funding. In 2014, the number of mega-deals for such ventures ...
  85. What Is The Real Picture Of Linn Energy?

    Numbers don't always tell the full story. Take, for example, the long-term chart for LINN Energy which was expected to be ...
  86. Intel’s Strategy To Gain Shares In The Market

    While Intel's biggest revenue and profit driver is its PC processor division, the company's data center group is probably ...
  87. Can A Family Survive On The U.S. Minimum Wage?

    As the political debate roars on, the numbers are clear: Even two full-timers at U.S. minimum wage can't keep a family of ...
  88. Sun Pharma And Ranbaxy: An Ideal Pharma Marriage?

    The Sun Pharma merger with Ranbaxy will blend the complementary market strengths and areas of expertise of each company and ...
  89. Give Yourself More Options With Real Estate Options

    Real estate options have many benefits, including a smaller initial capital requirement.
  90. The Most Important Technical Indicators For Binary Options

    Trading binary options is not for the novice, but if you're ready to delve in, get to know the best technical indicators.
  91. Does A Junk Rating Reflect Russia's Fundamentals?

    Moody’s, like other credit rating agencies, has downgraded Russia’s sovereign debt rating to non-investment grade, but does ...
  92. What Would Happen If Interest Rates Rise?

    This time around, while U.S. long-term yields have rebounded from their January lows, rates have generally been lower than ...
  93. What’s The Latest Market Volatility Strategy?

    A minimum volatility (min vol) strategy would be top of mind for investors. In today’s market climate the case for min vol ...
  94. Growth and Stabilization In The Global Economy

    The continued advance for stocks implies a stabilization in international economies, which indicates global growth is steadying ...
  95. Hedged ETFs That Help You Cushion Currency Impact

    If you’re an investor holding non-U.S. assets, the returns on your investments will be affected when you translate your investment ...
  96. How Is Technology Reshaping The Oil Economy?

    When we talk about technology, we’re focused on how it makes our lives easier—but we often look past the way it can completely ...
  97. What's The New Emerging Re-fracking Trend?

    The fracking fueled U.S. oil is slowing down. However, this doesn't necessarily spell doom and gloom for frack sand providers ...
  98. What Has Been Groupon’s Growth Strategy?

    Groupon established a strategy with efforts to become a broader force in the e-commerce world and to expand more strongly ...
  99. Are You Ready To Invest In The Tech Sector?

    Tech stocks, particularly those of mature tech companies, are well positioned and offer meaningful upside potential in the ...
  100. Strategies To Position Your Bond Portfolio

    Fixed income investors may not be able to see them all right now, but important trends are stirring on the investment horizon.
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