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  1. Why U.S. Dollars Are Accepted in Bermuda

    The island's proximity to the United States, its popularity with U.S. tourists and the presence of multinational companies ...
  2. What Would It Take for the U.S. Dollar to Collapse?

    Quantitative easing raised concerns about the dollar's vulnerability, but a review of the dollar's strengths and weaknesses ...
  3. Top 3 Nuclear Stocks of 2016 (EXC, CCJ)

    Nuclear power may be seeing a resurgence in 2016 and beyond, and there are three top nuclear stocks for investors to watch ...
  4. Chart of the Week: The Truth About Climate-Aware Investing

    Climate-aware investing does not have to mean compromising on traditional goals of maximizing investment returns, as this ...
  5. Here Are the Countries With the Most Natural Resources

    Commodities are the raw materials for all products produced worldwide. This article lists the top 10 countries with the most ...
  6. This is Where Most Pension Funds Invest

    Pension funds have moved beyond traditional investments in bonds and stocks. The new order includes private equity and alternative ...
  7. A Roadmap for Climate-Savvy Investing

    We explain the market risks and opportunities as well as how investors can incorporate climate awareness into their investment ...
  8. Are Negative Rates Really "Far Superior" to Combat Downturns?

    Ever wonder how negative interest rates work? Economist Marvin Goodfriend swears by negative interest rates, touting them ...
  9. Protecting Against Private Student Loan Servicers

    The CFPB’s recent student loan settlement with Wells Fargo highlights how important it is to know how to protect against ...
  10. Will Robots Be the Core Cause for Reshoring in the United States?

    It is possible that advances in robotics and the increased usage of them will cause an increase in reshoring of jobs in the ...
  11. Top 5 Books to Learn About the Banking Industry (JPM, BAC)

    Here are five of the top recommended books to read in order to gain a thorough understanding of the all-important banking ...
  12. VelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN: 6-Month Snap Shot (UGAZ, CS)

    As the six-month snapshot of the VelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN shows, natural gas prices ran in a wide range while ...
  13. Barrick Gold Stock: 3 Things to Watch (ABX)

    Three key indicators could impact Barrick Gold Corp.'s profitability and determine whether its shares continue to rise in ...
  14. How Popmoney Works and Makes Money (FISV)

    Popmoney allows users to transfers funds with the exchanging of cash or checks, and the company has multiple revenue streams ...
  15. Top 5 Petroleum Stocks of 2016 (MPC, OAS)

    WTI crude oil prices rebounded to $50 per barrel in August 2016. Risk-tolerant investors should keep these top five petroleum ...
  16. Behind Lumber Liquidators' 44% Rise in 10 Years (LL)

    Lumber Liquidators' stock rose rapidly from its IPO to its 2013 high, but slowing growth and product quality scandal caused ...
  17. 4 Forces Behind Income Inequality in America

    Two-thirds of U.S. households saw their income decline or stay flat between 2005 and 2014. A McKinsey report has taken an ...
  18. Is Fed QE4 More Likely Than Negative Interest Rates?

    Fed QE4 and negative interest rates are two policy options that speculators think the central bank might harness if economic ...
  19. Credit Unions vs. Banks: Which Is Better?

    Credit unions vs. banks: Even though most Americans have accounts with a traditional big bank, many Americans are opting ...
  20. Steve Jurvetson: "Big Companies Should Be Worried"

    Steve Jurvetson on the future and why he thinks that big companies should be nervous.
  21. Behind Morgan Stanley's 54.6% Decrease in 10 Years (MS)

    Morgan Stanley's price chart resembles its benchmarks, but its -54.6% 10-year return was driven by poor financial results ...
  22. The Rise of Alternative Economics

    Alternative economics has provided businesses, borrowers and lenders with the opportunity to overcome restrictions such as ...
  23. Why Low-End Jobs Are Paying More

    More companies are now paying employees in low-end jobs higher wages. Here is why – and who benefits.
  24. Most Profitable Natural Gas Companies of 2016 (XOM, RDS-A)

    The five most profitable natural gas companies are diverse energy producers whose businesses have struggled thanks to falling ...
  25. Top 4 Companies Owned by British Petroleum (BP, OJSCY)

    British petroleum giant BP owns many companies that help it earn more through the sale of its fuel products around the world.
  26. How to Manage the 'Debt Supercycle'

    A “super cycle” of debt in the global economy means that fixed-income investors need to proceed with caution.
  27. Will Quantitative Easing Lead to Hyperinflation?

    A look at whether or not quantitative easing could potentially lead the U.S. into a period of hyperinflation.
  28. Top 5 Metal Mining Stocks of 2016 (CDE, HMY)

    Precious metal mining stocks have been on a sharp uptrend, while stock prices of base metal and industrial metal miners are ...
  29. EOG: How EOG Resources' Stock Price Rose 38% in 6 Months

    Rather than increase oil production to compensate for low prices, EOG Resources halted production growth to focus on profitability ...
  30. 4 Books the CEO of Etisalat Nigeria is Reading

    Hakeem Belo-Osagie, the chairman at telecom firm, Etisalat Nigeria, has several books on his reading list that may reveal ...
  31. Could Helicopter Money Become a Reality in Europe?

    The eurozone experienced deflation in some months of 2016, which caused some economists to consider helicopter money as a ...
  32. Do Credit Unions Offer the Best Auto Loan Rates?

    Credit unions' auto loan rates are often lower than the rates at dealerships and traditional banks. Learn the pros and cons ...
  33. Donald Trump Dreams of an Endless, Bloody, Costly American War

    Trump has never been close to combat, but he does have a Purple Heart. He got it from an admiring old soldier at a campaign ...
  34. EIA vs. API: Comparing Crude Inventories Announcements

    Between the two major oil inventory reports: the API and the U.S. EIA, which is more highly regarded and why?
  35. America's Best 10 Banks for Customer Service (HBAN, TD)

    When investing in the retail banking sector, consider using J.D. Power’s customer satisfaction score as a performance metric ...
  36. With Election Looming, Fundamentals & Fed Matter for Investors

    This has been an unusual election in the United States, to say the least. We discuss some of the potential investment implications ...
  37. Behind Nokia's 70% Drop in 10 Years (NOK)

    Nokia's old mobile device business rose to global leadership before quickly becoming irrelevant, causing the stock price ...
  38. Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3x Shares: 6-Month Snapshot (NUGT)

    NUGT is a leveraged vehicle that can deliver exceptional returns to savvy traders. Learn the major factors behind NUGT's ...
  39. 3M Stock: 3 Things to Watch (MMM)

    3M Company's stock price is widely affected by macroeconomics, and investors should focus on three leading economic indicators ...
  40. 2 Books Jamie Dimon Is Reading (JPM)

    Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Company, is reading two books that detail how to create an America that can recover ...
  41. Top 7 Companies Owned by Volkswagen (VW)

    Pursuing a strategy of diversification focused on quality and performance, Volkswagen Group has acquired a diverse portfolio ...
  42. Most Profitable Beer Companies of 2016

    AB InBev, Ambev, Heineken, Carlsberg and Molson Coors are among the largest brewers by sales volume and should deliver the ...
  43. Top 10 Bank Stocks for 2016

    Bank stocks have performed strongly in August 2016, as the prospect of an interest-rate hike increases. These top stocks ...
  44. Who Is Driving Ford Motor's Management Team? (F)

    Mark Fields, John Casesa, William Clay Ford Jr. and Paul Ballew are Ford executives who worked their way to the top of the ...
  45. Is the Microsoft and Xiaomi Partnership a Threat to Apple?

    The strategic partnership of Microsoft and Xiaomi should benefit both companies, but the pairing likely is not enough to ...
  46. Is the CFA Useful for Corporate Finance?

    The CFA is useful for some job functions, but an MBA may better suit younger workers.
  47. 3 Graphene Companies to Invest In

    One-sixth the weight of steel and 200 times stronger, graphene could revolutionize several industries.
  48. What Jackson Hole Means for Investors

    Even as talk of Fed “normalization" intensifies, financial markets are looking less and less normal. We explain why this ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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.
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. These 10 Countries Produce More Silver Than Anyone

    Silver is used in a variety of applications, from jewelry and mirrors to electronics and circuits.
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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.
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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.
  65. How Bitcoin Spread Betting Works

    Bitcoin spread betting is a way to speculate on price movements of this cryptocurrency. This article explains the concept ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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? ...
  71. 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 ...
  72. How Online Banking Is Overtaking Traditional Banking

    Is traditional banking doomed to be surpassed by online banking?
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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.
  75. 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 ...
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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 ...
  78. 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 ...
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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, ...
  82. 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 ...
  83. 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 ...
  84. 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.
  85. 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 ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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 ...
  88. 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.
  89. 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.
  90. 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 ...
  91. 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. ...
  92. 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 ...
  93. Introduction To Swing Charting

    Discover why traders use swing charts, how they construct them and how they use them.
  94. 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 ...
  95. 5 Biggest Microfinance Companies (BBRI.JK)

    Here are the five largest and most influential microfinance institutions (MFIs) as of 2016.
  96. 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.
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. 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 ...
  100. The Big Short Explained

    Oscar-nominated film the Big Short explains the complex financial instruments that helped fuel the financial crisis.
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