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  1. This Is Why Instagram Is Winning Over Flickr

    Learn about Instagram's and Flickr's business models. Understand why Instagram has been winning over Flickr and why that ...
  2. The 3 Most Common Demand Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

    One of the hardest parts of creating a new product is figuring out if people are actually going to want it.
  3. Chinese Yuan: A 360 Degree Analysis

    The Chinese yuan (Renminbi) is the currency of China, with currency code CNY and currency symbol ¥. In early 2014, the CNY ...
  4. What Rising Volatility Means for Momentum

    After remaining torpid for most of the year, equity market volatility is once again rising.
  5. 5 Ways to Protect Pensions from Nursing Homes

    How to safeguard a patient's funds from shady or unscrupulous staffers.
  6. Why Investors Should Consider Cash Right Now

    With so many market watchers thinking that the current stock rally is getting long in the tooth, investors might considering ...
  7. How GM Keeps on Truckin'

    Following a giant bailout and a giant IPO, the new GM is carried by sales of its giant trucks. But is it profitable?
  8. Healthcare Premiums Keep Rising, But Salaries Aren’t

    Learn how college and health insurance costs have skyrocketed while wages have stagnated, and how, given the necessity of ...
  9. Gazprom and Shell: The Right Partnership?

    Learn about Shell and Gazprom, what industry they operate in and if they're competitors. Understand if their recent partnership ...
  10. Avoiding Red Flags with Online Mortgage Lenders

    Using an online mortgage lender can be convenient, but how do you know you can trust one? Follow these tips to make sure ...
  11. Oil: Buy Now or Steer Clear?

    Has oil bottomed or is there more pain to come?
  12. ETF Analysis: United States Natural Gas Fund LP

    Find out more about the United States Natural Gas exchange-traded fund, the characteristics of the ETF and the suitability ...
  13. ETF/ETN Analysis: VelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil

    Learn more about the VelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil exchange-traded note, or ETN, a triple-leveraged debt security backed ...
  14. ETF/ETN Analysis: iPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil

    Learn about iPath S&P GSCI Crude Oil exchange-traded notes and how investors can use this ETN to profit from short to intermediate ...
  15. ETF Analysis: Vanguard Health Care

    Learn about the Vanguard Health Care ETF, its holdings and how it may be appropriate for a growth-oriented investor who wants ...
  16. ETF Analysis: United States Oil Fund

    Find out more about the United States Oil Fund, the characteristics of USO, and the suitability and recommendations of the ...
  17. ETF/ETN Analysis: VelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude Oil

    Learn more about the VelocityShares 3x Inverse Crude Oil exchange traded note, or ETN, a triple-leveraged debt security backed ...
  18. ETF Analysis: PowerShares DB Energy

    Explore information about the PowerShares DB Energy Fund ETF, and learn how investors utilize it to obtain exposure to the ...
  19. ETF Analysis: PowerShares DB Oil

    Find out more about the PowerShares DB Oil exchange-traded fund, the characteristics of the ETF and the suitability and recommendations ...
  20. ETF Analysis: ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Crude Oil

    Find out about the ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Crude Oil ETF, the characteristics of the inverse ETF and the suitability ...
  21. Startup Analysis: How Much Is Xiaomi Worth?

    Learn about the private company Xiaomi, its business model and the success it found recently. Understand the company's most ...
  22. ETF Analysis: iShares MSCI Taiwan

    Take a look at the largest Taiwan ETF: BlackRock's iShares MSCI Taiwan. Learn how investors can best apply EWT to their overall ...
  23. Payroll Processors, Regional Banks await Rate Hike

    Short-term interest rates are creeping higher, which is good news for money market fund managers, payroll processors and ...
  24. How Does The Eurobond Work?

    No, the Eurobond is NOT from Europe, and is different from EurobondS! Here’s how a Eurobond works, its benefits and its risks.
  25. Is Lenovo an Example of the New China?

    From modest beginnings, Chinese computer firm Lenovo has become the number one provider of personal computers in the world. ...
  26. ETF Analysis: Direxion Daily Energy Bear 3x

    Learn about the Direxion Daily Energy Bear 3x (NYSE Arca: ERY) exchange-traded fund (ETF). ERY gains when energy prices drop, ...
  27. Career Advice: Management Consulting Vs. Investment Banking

    Compare the career opportunities available in management consulting and investment banking. Learn about salaries, skills ...
  28. Career Advice: Management Consulting Vs. Private Equity

    Compare the career paths of management consulting and private equity, using criteria such as skills needed, starting salary ...
  29. ETF Analysis: iShares Russell 1000 Growth

    Learn about the iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF, including how the fund is constructed, its holdings and its strong recent ...
  30. Best Stocks to Buy for Less Than $5

    Learn more about interesting small-cap stocks, selling for less than $5 per share, that investors may wish to consider adding ...
  31. How Xiaomi Profits from $100 Phones

    With smartphones priced below $100 and its newest phones at just a few hundred dollars, how is Chinese company Xiaomi posting ...
  32. Will Arch Coal file for Bankruptcy?

    In the last four years, Arch Coal Inc. (ACI) has been facing headwinds from lower price of coal amid global oversupply. The ...
  33. Is OPEC The World's Unofficial Oil Central Bank?

    Could OPEC ever function as a central bank for crude oil? Not likely.
  34. Invest in These 5 Industries When Oil Is Cheap

    Airline and transportation companies benefit directly from cheap oil. But industries that benefit indirectly from cheap oil ...
  35. Use Price Action Trading Strategy for Results

    Bored by the fixed rules of technical and fundamental analysis? Price action trading allows you to customize your own trading ...
  36. What's Behind Thailand's GDP Rollercoaster?

    Understanding the economic composition of Thailand, a vibrant South-Asian nation.
  37. How to Trade Options on Government Bonds

    A look at trading options on debt instruments, like U.S. Treasury bonds and other government securities.
  38. Deadly Habits Of Destructive Traders

    Many traders develop destructive habits that, left unchecked, trigger washout and failure.
  39. 5 Companies With Hot Summer Earnings

    Some companies have strong earnings year round, while others see a seasonal spike in revenue during different times of the ...
  40. Oil Is Down, Why Are Airlines Not Lowering Prices?

    The price of oil has dropped more than 50% in a year, but airline ticket prices are still high. Why have airlines not lowered ...
  41. Famous Celebrities Who Love Investing

    Celebrities have a bit of a bad reputation these days. These five celebrities, though, have used their fame and their money ...
  42. Basics and Differences of Co-ops, Condos & Condops

    Before purchasing a condo or a co-op (or the rarer condop) apartment, here are some basics every purchaser needs to understand.
  43. Why High Yield Still Has A Role To Play

    An asset class of this bull market has been high yield debt, as many searching for income in a low-rate world have turned ...
  44. Will PotashCorp Ever Make a Comeback?

    Learn whether PotashCorp will make a comeback. Potash was in a major bull market from 2000 to 2008 before falling over 5 ...
  45. Startup Analysis: How Much Is Airbnb Worth?

    Learn about the private company Airbnb and how it achieved success. Understand how much it is worth and how that value was ...
  46. 3 Fixed-Income ETFs in the Silver Sector

    Find out about the top ETFs that track the silver sector, such as the iShares Silver Trust ETF, ETFS Physical Silver Shares ...
  47. What Happened to the 3D Printing Revolution?

    The 3D printing revolution's promised on-demand manufacturing and custom body organs are yet to materialize. What happened? ...
  48. Lockheed Martin to Buy Sikorsky. Is It the Right Move?

    Discover more information on the Lockheed Martin acquisition of Sikorsky, and learn why this move makes good strategic business ...
  49. Is It Time to Invest in Fitbit?

    Understand the company Fitbit, what industry it operates in and what products it offers. Learn whether Fitbit is a good investment ...
  50. Oil Exploration Companies Pose High Risk for Investors

    Learn why oil exploration companies pose high risks for investors. Oil exploration stocks are highly leveraged to the price ...
  51. Will Tech Stocks Survive Higher Interest Rates?

    Learn why large tech companies such as Apple and Google are likely to not be impacted by interest rate increases, but newer ...
  52. Top 3 Vanguard Managed ETFs

    Find out which three Vanguard exchange-traded funds made into the list of best Vanguard products for new and established ...
  53. Does the Empire State Index Signal a Recession?

    This morning, the New York Federal Reserve Bank reported the worst numbers in six years for its August 2015 Empire State ...
  54. What You Need To Know About Bond ETF Yields

    When it comes to fixed income investing, yield is an important component of a bond investment’s total return to accurately ...
  55. Tesla Ludicrous: Is It Worth the Price?

    Learn more about the new Ludicrous Mode performance upgrade available for the Tesla Model S, and find out how affordable ...
  56. 4 Companies That Dominate Your Everyday Life

    Learn how companies such as Facebook, Google and Instagram dominate Americans' daily lives to the point their names have ...
  57. A Look At the Buy Low, Sell High Strategy

    Learn how to buy low and sell high by using objective measures to identify opportunities. Buying low and selling high is ...
  58. Is It too Late to Get into the Netflix Frenzy?

    Explore the current state of Netflix and the question of whether its sharp rise in share price over a two-year period means ...
  59. It Might Be Too Late for Inverse Oil ETFs

    Learn why investors seeking to short the price of oil may want to be careful when using leveraged ETFs, and see how oil prices ...
  60. Who Will Win the Fitbit vs. Apple Watch Race?

    Understand the benefits and drawbacks of Fitbit's products and Apple's Watch. Learn which company is poised to take control ...
  61. Is Equity Financing the Right Choice for Your Business?

    Discover the benefits and drawbacks of equity financing for a small business, and learn when equity financing should be used ...
  62. Comparing Coca-Cola and Pepsi's Business Models

    Understand more about the Coca-Cola company and the PepsiCo company. Learn about the key similarities and differences that ...
  63. YouTube Can Be A Real Threat for Netflix

    Understand the similarities and differences between YouTube and Netflix. Learn about three key reasons why YouTube can become ...
  64. China Looking to Deleverage its Existing Debt

    Learn about a possible debt bubble developing in China, and how the Chinese government may be selling assets to deleverage ...
  65. How Is Ambarella Related to GoPro?

    Read about the close business relationship GoPro and Ambarella share, including a discussion of potential risks and future ...
  66. Looking to Go Short on China? Here's How

    Learn how to take short positions on markets in China by investing in long and short exchange-traded funds focusing on the ...
  67. Understanding Janet Yellen's Role On Interest Rates

    Learn about Janet Yellen's role at the Federal Reserve. At first she was known as a dove, but Yellen has actually been quiet ...
  68. Is EMQQ the Best ETF Bet for China?

    There are many ETFs that track Chinese equities, but this one is unique. Here's why.
  69. Chinese Yuan an Unlikely Reserve Currency

    As the world's second largest economy, China's challenge to America’s dominance includes a push to make the yuan (RMB), the ...
  70. Low Oil Prices Are Forcing Economies to Diversify

    The impact of low oil prices goes beyond the pump. Here's how some countries are diversifying away from oil-based economies. ...
  71. 3 Social Media Networks Competing With Facebook

    Learn how the biggest competitors to Facebook in 2015 are Google+, the Chinese instant messaging service QQ and picture-sharing ...
  72. Understanding How the Federal Reserve Creates Money

    Read about how the Federal Reserve actually targets and creates new money in the economy, and find out why the savings and ...
  73. Understanding the Oil & Gas Price Correlation

    Learn how the correlation between the commodity prices for natural gas and oil changed from 2004 to 2015 due to increased ...
  74. 2 Hedge Fund Managers Who Predicted the Oil Crash

    Learn about a pair of hedge fund managers who predicted the massive decline in crude oil prices and made substantial amounts ...
  75. How Much Coca-Cola Spends on Advertising

    Learn about Coca-Cola's ad spending and why the company has decided to spend the amount of money it does. Understand comparable ...
  76. What Makes Oil Prices Go Up Or Down

    A look at the top factors and reports that affect the price of oil.
  77. 3 High-Yield Investment Grade Stocks You Should Consider

    Discover three high-yield investment-grade stocks for income and appreciation. Interest rate risk is the largest source of ...
  78. UWTI Market Cap Continues to Grow

    Investigate the market cap growth of the VelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil ETN, and find out why investors are jumping in ...
  79. Toshiba's Accounting Scandal: How It Happened

    Learn how Toshiba's corporate culture and lax internal controls led to an accounting scandal that ended with the resignation ...
  80. Vitaminwater Has Been Coca-Cola’s Best Purchase

    Read about Coca-Cola's high profile acquisition of Glaceau Vitaminwater in 2007, and learn how the deal stacks up after more ...
  81. 2 No-Load Mutual Funds Suitable for Retirement

    Take a closer look at two no-load mutual funds that should be on the radar for retirees or potential retirees looking for ...
  82. 3 Fixed Income ETFs in the Gold Sector

    Find out more about the top ETFs that track the gold sector, such as the SPDR Gold Shares ETF, the PowerShares DB Gold ETF ...
  83. Netflix Will Soon Be Worth More Than Direct TV

    Understand the similarities and differences between Netflix and DirectTV. Learn about four key reasons why Netflix will be ...
  84. Deflate Inflation with These 9 Assets

    Now might not be the right time, but investing in these assets may eventually prove to be good hedges against inflation.
  85. Warren Buffett's Latest Bet: The Riskiest Yet?

    Warren Buffett just made the biggest — and possibly riskiest — acquisition of his career.
  86. Should You Invest in STAY (or Should You Go?)

    Bank of America is warning its advisors to steer clear of John Paulson's Advantage Fund, partially because of Extended Stay ...
  87. Fat Tail Risk Makes Global Warming Scarier

    The cost of global warming does not take into account climate change-related catastrophes. Here's where fat-tail distributions ...
  88. Jim Yong Kim Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes

    Learn information about the life and success story of Jim Yong Kim, who rose from humble beginnings to become the head of ...
  89. 3 Fixed Income ETFs in the Oil Sector

    Find out more about exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the oil sector, such as the United States Oil Fund and the iPath ...
  90. Janet Yellen Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes

    Look into the life and academic career of Janet Yellen, the first female chair of the Federal Reserve and a noted Keynesian ...
  91. How to Code Your Own Algo Trading Robot

    Ever wanted to become an algorithmic trader with the ability to code your own trading robot?
  92. OPEC vs the U.S.: Who Controls Oil Prices?

    In the last 100 years, pricing power for oil has swung between the United States and OPEC. What does the future hold?
  93. New Alternatives to High-Frequency Trading

    As high-frequency trading declines, traders are exploring new alternatives like automated news-based trading or social media ...
  94. The Right Way To Set Up Your Trading Screens

    Well-organized trading screens sum up intraday market action, breaking it into digestible bites that can speed up complex ...
  95. What To Do When News Headlines Jump Out At You

    Given the recent economic forecasting after years of relative calmness and steadily rising returns, markets have been jumpier ...
  96. No Solace in Small Caps

    In the U.S., second-quarter earnings season has generally been better than expected. However, it has failed to inspire investors.
  97. Use Monthly Charts, Get Better Investment Results

    Investors can increase profits with monthly charts that gauge the progress of open positions.
  98. Long on Oil? Hedge Falling Oil Prices with Options

    With no end to the oil slump in sight, here are some risk management strategies using options to protect your oil positions.
  99. Top 3 Japanese Yen (JPY) ETFs

    Find out about currency exchange-traded funds, and learn about some of the best available ETFs that are focused on the Japanese ...
  100. Is The EU Holding Germany Back?

    As Germany agrees to initiate bailout talks with Greece once again, could all of the EU's economic turmoil result in Germany ...
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