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  1. Why Caterpillar Should Be on Your Watch List

    Caterpillar is in a bind due to macroeconomic conditions, but unlike many other companies it's preparing accordingly.
  2. How Junk Food Earns Mondelēz $35B a Year

    How and why Mondelēz spun off from Kraft. Where the company is going, and how it profits on multiple continents.
  3. Will 2016 Bring a Bear Market?

    Timing the market is very difficult. Here are the current economic conditions that can hint at when a bear market will arrive. ...
  4. The Countries Affected By Falling Commodity Prices

    Weaker Chinese demand is helping to drive down commodity prices, which has significant effects on the global economy.
  5. The Chinese Economy Needs More Stimulus

    China's central bank, the Peoples' Bank of China (PBoC), has cut its benchmark interest rate for the sixth time in 12 months, ...
  6. 6 Ways to Start Saving for a House

    If you're serious about saving to buy a house, be willing to cut down or cut out unnecessary expenses. It can be done with ...
  7. A Surprising Way to Seek Income as Rates Rise

    As an alternative investment, income-seeking investors may turn to dividend-paying exchange traded funds (ETFs) as a way ...
  8. Looking for Cost-Effective Ways to Save Water?

    There are lots of things you can do to save water at home while reducing your ecological footprint at the same time. Here ...
  9. A Look into the Exciting World of Venture Capital

    We look into the world of venture capital, where deep-pocketed investors gamble on funding the next big startup (or the next ...
  10. Is American Express (AXP) a Bargain Right Now?

    AXP has underperformed over the past 12 months. Is this likely to continue or is a rebound in the cards?
  11. Will the Stock Rally Last Past Christmas?

    The stock market can't seem to make up its mind. Will investors end up with coal for Christmas or might their wishes come ...
  12. Is McDonald's Rally Sustainable?

    Is McDonald's is in the early innings of a turnaround or should investors be shorting?
  13. Is Under Armour a Buy Right Now?

    Under Armour is on the move...but in the wrong direction. Is its growth story over?
  14. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Tesla Stock

    Learn about the biggest risks for a person investing in Tesla Motors, which is one of the most exciting and unpredictable ...
  15. Who Are McDonald’s Main Competitors?

    Find out which companies are McDonald's closest competitors. Learn about the largest fast food chains in the world and which ...
  16. The 3 Best Dividend Stocks in the Utility Sector

    Learn about three of the best-paying dividend stocks in the utility sector. Understand why utility stocks have less volatility ...
  17. Kinder Morgan Stock: A Dividend Analysis

    Learn about Kinder Morgan through an analysis of its dividend policy and dividend yields, and discover how current industry ...
  18. 3 ETFs with the Lowest Expense Ratios

    Read detailed analyses of three exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that have low expense ratios, and learn about the pros and cons ...
  19. Should You Invest in Oil and Gas? Consider These 3 Risks

    Learn about some of the major risks with investing in the oil and gas sector including volatile commodity prices, dividend ...
  20. Apple’s Profits Break a Record

    On late Tuesday, Apple Inc. released its fourth quarter results that beat Wall Street expectations in terms of both revenues ...
  21. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Google Stock

    Read about the biggest risks facing search-engine conglomerate Google Inc. shareholders, especially the risks of increased ...
  22. Have We Found the Bottom of the Oil Market?

    Are oil prices finally in a position to rise in 2016 or is another year of low prices ahead of us?
  23. 6 Signs It's Time to Take Your Business Public

    There's much more to going public than getting a pile of cash to grow your company. Here's how to tell if you're ready for ...
  24. How Henry Kravis Built Private Equity Giant KKR

    An overview of how Henry Kravis built one of the world's largest private equity firms.
  25. General Electric Stock: A Dividend Analysis

    Read a detailed analysis of the dividend policy of General Electric Company, and explore a comparison of the dividend policies ...
  26. America’s Labor Market: Hidden Distortions and Uncertain Forecasts

    Employment reports released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics have a profound impact on political, business, consumer, and ...
  27. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Cisco Stock

    Learn about the biggest risks facing Cisco's stock, the challenges the company faces to return to growth and how it will ...
  28. Can the Economic Data From China Be Trusted?

    China’s economic data is widely distrusted.
  29. Computing Historical Volatility in Excel

    We examine how annualized historical volatility is computed from daily log returns, variance and standard deviation.
  30. Why Lockheed Martin Will Always Be Good Bet

    A breakdown of the business of one of America's most mysterious yet successful companies: Lockheed Martin, the largest defense ...
  31. Are Target-Date Funds Safer in a Reeling Market?

    A look at whether or not target-date funds are safer when markets are volatile.
  32. Chevron Stock: A Dividend Analysis

    Discover a detailed analysis of Chevron's dividend policy, and learn about the dividend policies of its competitors Exxon ...
  33. Citigroup Stock: A Dividend Analysis

    Discover a detailed analysis of Citigroup's dividend policy, and explore a comparison between the dividend policies of its ...
  34. Jack Dorsey: Introducing Twitter's New CEO

    The young programmer turned billionaire dual-CEO is returning to his first project in efforts to revitalize a stagnant business. ...
  35. Why is Gold a Counter Cyclical Asset?

    Gold is widely considered a safe haven during market turbulence. History has proven gold performs counter cyclically to the ...
  36. The Top 5 Disney Shareholders

    Learn about the top individual shareholders of Walt Disney Company stock and their connections to the hugely successful media ...
  37. 2 Top Long-term Infrastructure Stocks

    Enormous sums will eventually be spent to upgrade U.S. Infrastructure. When it is, these companies should benefit.
  38. 2 High-Growth Regional Banks

    Here are two regional banks with the potential for more growth thanks to their acquisition strategies.
  39. 4 Things to Know About the Future of US Energy

    The fracking revolution has underpinned the U.S. energy industry in recent years, with positive trends likely to continue ...
  40. Emerging Markets: Analyzing Brazil's GDP

    Examining the GDP composition of one of the BRIC members, Brazil.
  41. How Retirees Should Think About Investing

    Older households are still rebuilding their assets in a post-recession environment. Learn how to think about the task during ...
  42. Why This Boring Bank Can Be a Smart Investment

    People's United Bank is a familiar name throughout the Northeast. Here's a look at its holding company, People's United Financial.
  43. How to Invest In Developing Markets

    Developing markets can be attractive additions to many investor's portfolios, but carry additional risks that must be considered.
  44. Is it Time to Hedge Your Stock Portfolio?

    Recent weeks have seen stocks, credit and even emerging markets start to recover. Unfortunately, the gains haven’t been driven ...
  45. How Ray Dalio Made the World's Largest Hedge Fund

    Follow Ray Dalio's journey from adolescent stock trader to running the world's top hedge fund.
  46. Is Making Your Home ‘Smart’ A Dumb Idea?

    Remote-controlled devices and home systems could allow hackers to penetrate your sensitive data, not to mention your premises.
  47. Alternative Investments: Are They Right for You?

    Alternative investments can provide unique benefits to clients for whom they are suitable. But do your due diligence and ...
  48. Top 4 Companies Owned By Walmart

    Look into some of Wal-Mart's most important subsidiaries, and discover how they fit into the global operations of the world's ...
  49. Time to Worry About a Profit Recession?

    3rd Q earnings season, a weak global economy, a strong dollar and collapsing energy prices suggest that the U.S. may be in ...
  50. Three Things To Expect In Trudeau's Canada

    Justin Trudeau became the youngest ever Prime Minister of Canada this week. What does his election mean for Canada's economic ...
  51. US Presidential Hopefuls And The Flash Boy Tax

    High-Frequency Trading is highly controversial - and now even presidential candidates are weighing in.
  52. Wells Fargo Stock: A Dividend Analysis

    Take a look at a fundamental analysis of Wells Fargo & Company as a potential investment in the banking industry, especially ...
  53. Top Stocks to Play a Cold U.S. Winter

    Predicting a cold winter? Consider warming up your portfolio with these stocks.
  54. Where Do Chinese Equities Go from Here?

    Is it time to go long or short on Chinese equities?
  55. This Resilient Stock Should be on Your Watch List

    If you’re looking to invest in a stock that offers resiliency, Johnson & Johnson should be on your radar. Here's why.
  56. Top Stocks to Play a Warm U.S. Winter

    A reliable source predicts a warm winter. Which stocks are most likely to benefit?
  57. Why Chipotle is Still a Good Bet

    Does the slide in Chipotle's stock present a long-term buying opportunity?
  58. 3 Signs the Russian Economy Is Recovering

    Understand what has caused the Russian economy to decline in the past 18 months. Learn about key factors that are helping ...
  59. 4 Reasons Why the Price of Crude Oil Dropped

    Understand what drives the oil industry and how the price of crude oil is affected. Learn about five reasons why the price ...
  60. 3 Reasons HP Splitting into Two Companies is a Good Idea

    Learn about the Hewlett-Packard Company and why it has faced a declining business since 2010. Understand why it is splitting ...
  61. 3 Iconic Automakers That No Longer Exist

    Learn more about the history of the automobile industry and discover several well-known automakers that are no longer in ...
  62. The 3 Steps to Preparing for Rising Interest Rates

    Let’s examine three steps you can take to understand the rate environment, how it relates to your investments and decide ...
  63. Understand How the Stock Market Works

    Learn what it means to own stocks and shares, why shares exist, and how you buy and sell them.
  64. 3 Recession Signposts to Watch

    For now, the recent spate of U.S. weakness appears to be a slowdown, not a full-blown recession. However, the risks to the ...
  65. Be Recession-proof With the Top 6 Bear Market ETFs

    Worried about a recession? Here are the top ETFs which are recession-proof, and their historical performance analysis.
  66. What's Behind GE's $32 Billion Deal With Wells Fargo

    GE is a 123-year-old blue chip mainstay, with some radical plans for the future--as evidenced by Wells Fargo's $32 billion ...
  67. Top 10 Companies Owned by Amazon

    Learn about what has made Amazon so successful over the years. Learn about 10 of the most important companies that Amazon ...
  68. How to Pick the Best Stocks? Listen to Customers

    Rated top in customer service, these companies have delivered impressive stock performance over the past year.
  69. Fast Food or Fast Casual: Which is the Better Bet?

    Fast food restaurants are slashing prices to compete with fast casual restaurants. Which has better long-term potential? ...
  70. The Better Bet: Urban Outfitters or Lululemon?

    If you're going to invest in a volatile retailer, go with the one that has the most upside potential.
  71. Royal Dutch Stock: A Dividend Analysis

    Learn about Royal Dutch Shell's strong track record of paying dividends. Understand how a dividend cut may be a risk with ...
  72. Impact of a Weaker Euro on Oracle's Financials

    Understand what is happening to Oracle's financials and how the weaker euro is affecting the company. Learn how the company ...
  73. Are Oil Stocks Safe for Retirees?

    Learn how retirees might want to consider oil stocks for their portfolios because of strong dividends. Understand the risks ...
  74. Invest through Equity Crowdfunding: Risks and Rewards

    Investing through equity crowdfunding carries risks such as risk of failure, fraud and doubtful returns. But it also offer ...
  75. How Makes Personal Banking Easier

    A Q&A with a rep from Simple, an up-and-coming internet-only bank.
  76. Use this Trick to Pick the Best Restaurant Stocks

    Investors in the fast food sector should pay attenion to customer service ratings — a good barometer for a company's health. ...
  77. An Introduction to Wrong Way Risk

    Wrong way risk arises when credit exposure to counterparty during the life of trade is adversely correlated to the counterparty’s ...
  78. The Return of CDOs After the 2008 Financial Crisis

    Learn how the market for CDOs is coming back after the 2008 financial crisis, and understand how the market for these products ...
  79. ABInBev and SABMiller Merger: The Facts

    Beer is a big business. In the United States, beer sales generated more that $101 billion in revenue.
  80. 4 Ways To Cut Your Living Expenses

    Living expenses can add up if you're not careful, here's how to save on everyday living expenses.
  81. Brookfield Property Partners' Impressive Portfolio of Assets

    Brookfield Property Partners represents a unique opportunity to invest in commercial real estate markets at a discounted ...
  82. Top Alternatives Assets for Capital Preservation

    At best, alternative investments can help preserve capital by avoiding correlation with stocks and by beating inflation. ...
  83. Whole Foods' Plan to Get More of Your Paycheck

    Whole Foods has established a partnership with Mendocino Farms. Here's what potential the deal offers for investors.
  84. Will This Upstart Challenge Whole Foods?

    Here's why investors should consider putting Sprouts Farmers Market on their watch list.
  85. How Nike's Stock (NKE) Continues to 'Just Do It'

    Nike always finds a way to fuel growth. Here is a look at its latest strategy.
  86. How Bloomberg Makes Billions (Hint: Not Just News)

    A look at the inner workings of one of Wall Street's most secretive (yet most important) private companies.
  87. How Symphony Plans to Take on Bloomberg

    Bloomberg has dominated the financial information industry since forever. Will Symphony be the company to finally knock Bloomberg ...
  88. Want to Invest in the Philippines? Eye These ETFs

    The Philippines offers more potential than most markets throughout the world. These two ETFs will give you exposure.
  89. The Currencies Most Affected by Falling Oil Prices

    Oil prices can dramatically affect countries that rely on energy production for a steep amount of their national income. ...
  90. Can Jack Dorsey Turn Around Twitter?

    Jack Dorsey's last two stints at Twitter did not end happily. Will he measure up to the task this time around?
  91. 2 Safe and Cheap Long-Term Energy Stocks

    Almost all energy-related stocks appear to be cheap right now. The key for long-term investors at this point in the market ...
  92. ConocoPhillips Stock: A Dividend Analysis

    Discover a detailed analysis of ConocoPhillips' dividend policy, and explore a comparison between the dividend policies of ...
  93. What Needs to Happen for Oil Prices to Go Up?

    Understand what is happening to global oil prices and why they are so low. Learn about key factors that can lead to the increase ...
  94. Don't Get Ripped Off at the ATM

    As our dependence on automated teller machines rises, so do those nasty little charges for using them. Here are some tips ...
  95. Small Businesses That Benefit From A Bad Economy

    Here is how these small businesses succeeded during the most recent economic downturn and recovery.
  96. Hedging for Beginners: A Guide

    People hedge as insurance against market volatility. Anyone can do it; here's a primer.
  97. Picking Single Stocks? Don't Waste Your Time

    A buy and hold strategy with individual stocks presents significant risks at this time. Consider these two alternatives instead.
  98. How to Invest in 'The Chipotle of Pizza'

    Americans love pizza. Here's why you should consider adding a slice to your portfolio via Chipotle Mexican Grill.
  99. Does the Dell/EMC Deal Make Financial Sense?

    Last week, Dell announced it would be buying IT provider EMC in a $67 billion deal, making it the largest technology deal ...
  100. No Paycheck Doesn't Necessarily Mean No Income

    If you lose your job, be sure to apply for unemployment benefits. It's not welfare, but an insurance program that you and ...
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