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  1. The Top Emerging Companies in India

    An overview of emerging companies in India.
  2. The Top Alternative Investments for 2016

    What are some of the best outside-the-box investment ideas for 2016? The answers may surprise you.
  3. The Efficient Market Hypothesis: Settling the Great Debate

    An understanding of neuroscience and the decision-making process provides a resolution to the decades-old debate between ...
  4. Investing in U.S. Stocks Vs. International Stocks in 2016

    Examine the case for investing in more international stocks versus U.S.-based stocks as the markets enter the 2016 trading ...
  5. A Brief History of U.S. Banking Regulation

    From the establishment of the First Bank of the United States to Dodd-Frank, American banking regulation has followed the ...
  6. Financial Markets: Capital Vs. Money Markets

    Two commonly used components of the financial market are money markets and capital markets. Find out the similarities and ...
  7. 10 Unfamiliar Ways to Help Pay Down Medical Bills

    Mounting medical bills can be frightening. But these out-of-the-box solutions can help you avoid ruining your credit rating ...
  8. An Introduction To Swaps

    Learn how these derivatives work and how companies can benefit from them.
  9. Why Silicon Valley Unicorns Could Soon Be Extinct 

    It seems inevitable that the throng of unicorns that have ruled Silicon Valley will become gradually thinner over the coming ...
  10. Rise of the Co-Investment in Hedge Funds

    Learn about the rise of co-investment deals among hedge funds. See how these high-risk and high-reward opportunities are ...
  11. 2016's Most Promising Oil Investments

    Discover how 2016 is likely to shape up to be a promising year for oil investments as the market swings from a long-term ...
  12. Unsanctioned Iran Means More Oil on the Market

    This week, long-standing economic sanctions against the nation of Iran were lifted after the country complied with a multi-lateral ...
  13. The Top 5 Small Cap Telecommunication Stocks for 2016 (CBB, SHEN)

    Identify five small-cap telecommunication stocks that should be on your watchlist for 2016; analyze these stocks based on ...
  14. Index Funds Explained

    Indexing strategies have been around for long, but many investors still don’t understand what a powerful tool they can be ...
  15. The Top 4 Small Cap Natural Gas Stocks for 2016 (ATW, SGU)

    Explore detailed analyses of the top four small-cap natural gas stocks, and learn about their characteristics and why they ...
  16. 5 Denver Startups That Emerged This Century

    Learn why Denver is one of the hottest markets in America for startups, and identify five of the top startups that are emerging ...
  17. How to Advise Clients in a Rising Rate Environment

    In the wake of the anticipated rate hike advisors should help clients reassess their portfolios. Here's how.
  18. 5 Boston Startups That Emerged This Century

    Learn why Boston is a hot market for startups, and familiarize yourself with a few of the top startups that have emerged ...
  19. 5 Raleigh-based Startups That Emerged This Century

    Learn about the startup scene in the Research Triangle hub of Raleigh, North Carolina. Discover which startups are the hottest ...
  20. 10 Chicago-based Startups That Emerged This Century

    Understand why Chicago has become one of the best places to work or start a new business. Learn about the top 10 startups ...
  21. (GLD, DGL, IAU) 3 Bond 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 ...
  22. QQQ: PowerShares QQQ Trust ETF

    Learn more about one of the most popular and widely traded exchange-traded funds in the world: Invesco PowerShares QQQ Trust ...
  23. How Advisors Can Help Clients Stomach Volatility

    Investing has its ups and downs, but financial advisers can do much to prepare their clients and their clients' portfolios ...
  24. How to Help Clients Spooked by Volatility

    Volatility spooks investors leading them to confuse it with risk. Here are ways to help guide your clients through times ...
  25. New York's Economy: The 6 Industries Driving GDP Growth

    Learn about the six most influential industries in New York, the most economically productive city in the country, and home ...
  26. The Top 5 Platinum Stocks for 2016 (SWC, PLG)

    Discover five of the most promising platinum mining stocks that investors may wish to consider adding to their portfolios ...
  27. Is Apple a Threat to Tesla's Electric Car? (TSLA, AAPL)

    Look at Apple's plans to develop and build an electric car by 2019, and how that will impact Tesla's electric car, which ...
  28. 4 Economic Challenges South Korea Faces in 2016

    Learn about the economic challenges South Korea faces in 2016. Discover the impacts of currency fluctuations, the Chinese ...
  29. UWTI Can't Go to Zero: Here is Why (UWTI)

    Learn how UWTI can't go to zero due to endless reverse splits and the acceleration clause that will allow for liquidation ...
  30. The Top 5 Small-Cap Basic Material Stocks for 2016 (WOR, CMC)

    Find out what kind of small-cap basic material stocks may make a run in 2016 and how their different business characteristics ...
  31. 5 Best Stocks to Buy Your Kids (AAPL, FB)

    Understand what someone should look for when deciding on stocks to buy for kids. Learn about the top five stocks to buy for ...
  32. (USO, OIL, UWTI) 3 Bond 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 ...
  33. Best US Equity Sector Since Market Peak October 2007

    Find out about the best U.S. equity sectors since market peak in October 2007, how they became the best and what may happen ...
  34. The Top 5 Small Cap Mutual Funds for 2016

    Learn about small-cap mutual funds that are poised for solid performance in 2016. Understand how the small-cap market has ...
  35. This Big Expense Can Ruin a Retirement

    One of the greatest joys of retirement is being able to relax, knowing that one of your biggest expenses — your mortgage ...
  36. The Marshall Plan and the Revitalization of Post War Europe

    The Marshall Plan helped revive the economies of Western Europe after WWII largely by reforms that created greater economic ...
  37. Export-Led Growth Strategies Through History

    Export-led growth has been a dominant paradigm for industrial development over the last 40 years, but the future may need ...
  38. 4 Economic Challenges Mexico Faces in 2016

    Learn how the Mexican economy improved in 2015 and why 2016 looks like a repeat. Find out why the biggest drag on the economy ...
  39. Hedge Funds: Idiosyncratic Challenges to Fade

    With shifting monetary policy, we see renewed potential across many hedge fund strategies.
  40. Budgeting Tips: Living in Costa Rica on $1,000 a Month

    Explore the cost of living in Costa Rica, and learn how you could sustain a nice middle-class lifestyle for yourself on about ...
  41. The Top 5 Oil and Gas ETFs for 2016 (USO, UNG)

    Read detailed analyses of the top five oil and gas exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to consider for 2016, and learn the characteristics ...
  42. Staples: An Activist Investment Analysis (SPLS, ODP)

    Learn about Starboard Value LP's investor activism with Staples Inc. Find out what strategies were encouraged by Starboard ...
  43. (BK, SIVR, AGQ) 3 Bond 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 ...
  44. 5 Alliance Bernstein Mutual Funds with Long Track Records

    Take a look at the top performing mutual funds offered by AllianceBernstein that have the longest established track records, ...
  45. 10 New York City Startups That Emerged This Century

    Understand why the startup scene has grown, and discover why it has become a large part of New York City. Learn about the ...
  46. The Top 5 Large Cap Mutual Funds for 2016

    Learn about the top large-cap mutual funds for 2016. Read about funds with active management that keep expense ratios low ...
  47. The Top 3 Small Cap ETFs for 2016 (VBR, DES)

    Obtain detailed information on three of the most promising small-cap exchange traded funds (ETFs) that could outperform for ...
  48. How the New Allergan Plc Will Make Money

    Allergan plc is not only enormous, it's about to more than double in size. Here's why and how.
  49. Defense & Aerospace Stocks: Are These 2016's Best?

    These four defense stocks offer potential in 2016, each in different ways.
  50. Consumer Defensive Stocks: Are These 2016's Best?

    These eight consumer defensive stocks meet strict objective parameters for top-tier investment potential in 2016.
  51. 3 Fintech Companies to Watch in 2016

    Many financial technology companies have potential in terms of stock gains this year, but here's one on a shortlist that ...
  52. What Saudi-Iranian Tensions Mean for Oil Prices

    The recent break in diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran adds complications to the already chaotic environment ...
  53. What Drives The Price Of Gold?

    Gold prices are based on the economy and actual uses, but there are many other factors that dictate gold's perceived value. ...
  54. Self-Driving Cars: Get Ready For A Major Shift

    The popular use of self-driving cars will cause some sectors to grow, will make some shrink or disappear, and will cause ...
  55. Discover the Economic Events That Lie Ahead

    2016 is poised to be a very interesting year macro-economic-wise: China is on the ropes, the Fed has shifted gears and inflation ...
  56. Is the Coal Investment Story Over?

    Is it time to exit coal stocks and coal ETFs? Investopedia assesses the future of the global coal business.
  57. The Outlook for Bitcoin in 2016

    A look at the forces behind the recent surge in Bitcoin price and how it stands entering 2016.
  58. (EWT, FTW, QTWN) 3 Best Taiwan ETFs for 2016

    Examine detailed analysis of three exchange-traded funds that track the Taiwan equity market, and learn about the characteristics ...
  59. 5 Ways Technology Will Change Your Finances in 2016

    In the year to come, as billions join the online marketplace, FinTech will see continued growth and innovation which democratizes ...
  60. Can Groupon Make a Comeback in 2016?

    Groupon's stock remains battered, but its new CEO is raising hopes that the company can rise again.
  61. Texas' Economy: The 9 Industries Driving GDP Growth

    Find out which industries are driving the Texas economy. Learn about the largest and fastest growing employers and producers ...
  62. Fidelity Equity Funds Overview

    Learn all about Fidelity's equity funds, such as investment-style, large-, mid- and small-cap funds, and international-, ...
  63. (ENOR, NORW) 2 Best Norway ETFs for 2016

    Learn about the top two exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, that track the Norway equity market, and explore analyses of their ...
  64. (AFK, EZA, GAF) 3 Best Africa ETFs for 2016

    Explore detailed analysis of the top three exchange-traded funds that track the African companies, and learn the type of ...
  65. If Trump Had His Way: The U.S. GDP Minus Muslims

    Banning the entry of Muslims into the U.S. could negatively impact its tourism and investment sectors, as well as certain ...
  66. 3 Economic Challenges Argentina Faces in 2016

    Learn about three challenges that the Argentine economy faces. How will President Macri manage capital controls, investor ...
  67. Healthcare Stocks: Are These 2016's Best?

    Healthcare stocks aren't likely to hold up as well as you think, but these three stocks could offer resiliency.
  68. 5 States with the Lowest GDPs Per Capita

    Learn about the top five states that have the lowest real gross domestic products (GDPs): Mississippi, Idaho, South Carolina, ...
  69. 5 Big Tech M&A Deals in 2015

    Read about five of the largest M&A transactions by total value in 2015, and learn a little about how the companies involved ...
  70. Automaker Stocks: Are These 2016's Best?

    Auto sales have been on fire, but auto stocks have not. What is 2016 likely to hold?
  71. 4 Economic Challenges China Faces in 2016

    Learn about the four economic challenges China faces in 2016 and what China's leaders plan on doing to tackle a slowing economy ...
  72. The Best US Equity Sector Since Market Low in March 2009

    Learn about the best U.S. equity sectors since market low in March 2009 and understand how they have achieved the best returns ...
  73. What Is Amazon Web Services and Why Is It so Successful?

    Amazon Web Services provides a much-needed revenue stream to Amazon in exchange for low-cost cloud computing.
  74. Saudi Aramco: A $10 Trillion IPO?

    In an interview earlier this month, Saudi Arabia's deputy crown prince Muhammad bin Salman told the Economist that he was ...
  75. 10 Austin-based Startups That Emerged This Century

    Understand why Austin, Texas has become one of the premier places for a startup to launch its operations. Learn about the ...
  76. Why Tech Startups are Taking Sweden by Storm

    Investors searching for the ideal place to funnel their venture capital might be surprised to find that Sweden is home to ...
  77. Vanguard Equity Funds Overview

    Read a detailed description about Vanguard Group's stock-based mutual funds, the company philosophy and why the company embraces ...
  78. Consumer Cyclical Stocks: Are These 2016's Best?

    Finding stock winners in 2016 isn't going to be easy, especially consumer cyclical stocks. But these stocks might buck the ...
  79. The Top Financial Services/Banking Stocks of 2016

    These financial services and banking stocks offer the best potential in 2016 for those with a long-term outlook.
  80. 3 Popular Financials Stocks in 2015 (WFC, COF)

    Find out about some of the popular financials stocks in 2015, why they have become popular and whether they will remain popular ...
  81. Looking for a Trade? Eye These High-Beta Stocks

    High-beta stocks are volatile, presenting profitable trading opportunities ... but not without risk.
  82. How Banning Buybacks Would Help the Economy

    Stock buybacks are popular, but they're not helping the economy. Here's what would happen if they were banned.
  83. Privateer Holdings Revolutionizes the Cannabis Industry

    Watch Privateer Holdings succeed by bringing more respectability to the legalized medical and recreational marijuana and ...
  84. Where Does Warren Buffett Keep His Money?

    Understand who Warren Buffett is and how he made most of his net worth. Learn about the main places and investment vehicles ...
  85. Bank of New York Mellon: An Activist Investment Analysis (BK)

    Read about one of 2015's most intriguing corporate battles: the activist feud between Bank of New York Mellon shareholders ...
  86. Apple's 3 Key Financial Ratios (AAPL)

    Find out that even for Apple, not every financial ratio reveals all things positive, and how a particular ratio may point ...
  87. Effect of China's Slowdown on Gambling Stocks in the US (LVS)

    Find out how the recent market crash in China has impacted the U.S. gambling industry and how big resort stocks such as Wynn ...
  88. How the Presidents Rate on Investment Performance

    During which U.S. presidency did stocks, bonds, and cash perform best? Let's take a look and find out why.
  89. Can the Best Mutual Funds of 2015 Repeat in 2016?

    Here are the top five mutual funds of 2015. Do any of them have upside potential this year?
  90. Keep Calm and Carry on: The Investopedia State of the Union

    Investopedia readers are well educated market participants who seek to become sophisticated investors. By collecting data ...
  91. Why the UWTI Did a Reverse Split (UWTI)

    Discover why UWTI has performed a reverse split to increase the fund's price per share and why it is likely to happen again ...
  92. How Crashing Oil Prices Pushed BP's Dividend Yield Above 7% (BP)

    Discover what has contributed to BP's dividend yield climbing from around 5% to above 7% from 2012 to 2015 while oil prices ...
  93. 3 Dividend Computer Hardware Stocks You Should Consider Buying (IBM, MSFT)

    Discover three dividend hardware stocks that you should consider buying, including two big household names that are poised ...
  94. 4 Best US Large-Cap Value Index Mutual Funds

    Discover the top four mutual funds that use a passive investment approach by following indexes composed of value stocks of ...
  95. 5 Big Food Industry M&A Deals in 2015 (KHC, KO)

    Read about some of the most important M&A transactions announced in the food sector in 2015, including one of the most talked ...
  96. Bank of America's 3 Key Financial Ratios (BAC)

    Discover some of the key financial ratios that show the quality of Bank of America's loan portfolio and how profitable the ...
  97. Does the Shell/BG Merger Still Make Sense?

    With oil prices much lower than management's forecasts, does the Shell/BG merger still make sense?
  98. The 5 Best Real Estate Lawyers in San Francisco

    Read about some of the leading real estate law firms in the city of San Francisco, and learn their areas of specialization ...
  99. The Top 5 Micro-Cap Oil Stocks for 2016 (PEIX, TESO)

    Learn about the top five micro-cap oil stocks for 2016, and discover their price-to-book ratios and why their stock prices ...
  100. Three Outstanding Value Stocks to Buy in 2016

    The core of long-term value investing orbits around businesses with superior economics, rationale management and a value ...
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