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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. How Is Ambarella Related to GoPro?

    Read about the close business relationship GoPro and Ambarella share, including a discussion of potential risks and future ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. Is EMQQ the Best ETF Bet for China?

    There are many ETFs that track Chinese equities, but this one is unique. Here's why.
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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. ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. What Makes Oil Prices Go Up Or Down

    A look at the top factors and reports that affect the price of oil.
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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.
  37. Warren Buffett's Latest Bet: The Riskiest Yet?

    Warren Buffett just made the biggest — and possibly riskiest — acquisition of his career.
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. How to Code Your Own Algo Trading Robot

    Ever wanted to become an algorithmic trader with the ability to code your own trading robot?
  44. 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?
  45. New Alternatives to High-Frequency Trading

    As high-frequency trading declines, traders are exploring new alternatives like automated news-based trading or social media ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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.
  49. Use Monthly Charts, Get Better Investment Results

    Investors can increase profits with monthly charts that gauge the progress of open positions.
  50. 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.
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. Top 3 Euro (EUR) ETFs

    Get information on currency exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and specific information about some of the most popular currency ...
  54. Is Norway's Statoil a Safe Oil Bet?

    For those who want to place a bet on oil, Norwegian state-backed company Statoil may be a good bet. But investors should ...
  55. Top 3 British Pound (GBP) ETFs

    Learn more information about currency exchange-traded funds, and about currency ETFs that are focused specifically on the ...
  56. UCO Vs. UWTI: Two Different Leveraged Oil ETFs

    Find out more about the ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil ETF and VelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil ETN, and the mechanics ...
  57. American Oil Production's Amazing, Crude Future

    Is America producing more crude oil than it is consuming? How is technology changing the American oil industry? What will ...
  58. UGAZ Vs. GASL: Two Different Leveraged Gas ETFs

    Find out more about the VelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN and the Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bull 3X ETF and ...
  59. Top 3 Leveraged Natural Gas ETFs/ETNs

    Find out about the top leveraged ETFs that track natural gas, such as the VelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas and ProShares ...
  60. Top 4 Central Banks Dominating the World Economy

    Central banks play an integral role in market economies by maintaining the stability and credibility of national currencies ...
  61. Top 3 Natural Gas ETFs

    Explore the variety of options that are available through exchange-traded funds for investors looking to obtain exposure ...
  62. Is the Twitter Business Model Broken?

    Understand what Twitter is and how it seeks to increase its user base as well as its quarterly revenue. Learn whether its ...
  63. Top 3 Private Equity ETFs

    Discover some of the best-performing private equity exchange-traded funds and how these ETFs can help investors diversify ...
  64. What China Devaluing its Currency Means to You

    The Chinese government is showing its craftiness in managing its money supply, but will it make a difference? And what does ...
  65. China's Connection to the Recent Gold Crash

    Learn about the connection between the Chinese stock market crash and gold's crash. China is the world's largest source of ...
  66. If You Had Invested Right After Chipotle's IPO

    Find out how much money you would have if you had invested $1,000 during Chipotle's IPO, including how a potential split ...
  67. OPEC and Its Limited Control Over Oil Prices

    Popular perception is that OPEC controls oil prices. But input from the futures markets and world events limit its pricing ...
  68. Is it Time to Invest in Green Bonds?

    Green bonds have been growing in popularity at a rapid rate, but is it too early to invest?
  69. Should You Be Bearish or Bullish on Gold?

    Will gold move higher or lower over the next year?
  70. Chinese Auto Stocks: Hot or Not?

    The Chinese auto market offers a lot of potential, but is it worth placing a bet now?
  71. How Google's Transformation to Alphabet Will Impact Shareholders

    Google will retain search, ads, maps, apps, YouTube and Android, according to the company’s SEC filing, while Calico, Nest ...
  72. Why Google Became Alphabet

    Why did Google create Alphabet? Will it change the company's DNA or is it a mere rechristening?
  73. Norway, the Safest Oil Economy?

    Norway is one of the most stable oil-producing countries in the world. But for how much longer?
  74. SEC Audit? No Problem (If You're Prepared)

    Audits are unwanted and unpleasant, but by getting your proverbial ducks in a row ahead of time you can ease and simplify ...
  75. Real Estate: How the Bubble Will Pop

    This real estate bubble is much different from the last one. Understanding it is imperative if you plan on making any investments.
  76. Toshiba Highlights the Need for Faster Corporate Reform in Japan

    There is no doubt that Japan is still a leader in technology and production excellence, but that edge is in danger of being ...
  77. Kinder Morgan and Midstream Oil

    Kinder Morgan, Inc. is one of the biggest players in the midstream energy sector, which involves the transportation and storage ...
  78. What Are the Best Positioned Emerging Markets?

    As the Fed is poised to raise rates for the first time, many investors fear that higher rates could hurt the performance ...
  79. What Are The Three Key Elements of a Bond ETF?

    We explore the bond ETFs basics, because the only way to appreciate the benefits that this type of investment offers is to ...
  80. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in Livestock

    Discover the basic information on the three primary exchange traded funds that offer investors exposure to investments in ...
  81. ETF Analysis: iPath S&P 500 VIX Futures

    Learn more about the iPath S&P 500 Short-Term Futures Exchange Traded Note, the characteristics of VXX and the suitability ...
  82. Drugmaker Extraordinaire: How Eli Lilly Grows

    Drugs mean big profits in America. Here's how the country's oldest pharmaceutical firm keeps its toehold in the market.
  83. Fracking and Other Oil Drilling Tech: A Primer

    Well-stimulation technologies have fundamentally changed the market through their recent widespread adoption in North America. ...
  84. If You Had Invested Right After Apple's IPO

    Learn about how much a $1,000 investment in shares of Apple Incorporated would be worth if you invested at its initial public ...
  85. The Top 6 ETFs For Investing in Energy

    Find out which energy sector ETFs may be poised for a big future, including options for investors who want clean energy, ...
  86. What Puts the Dollars in Priceline's Bottom Line?

    The Priceline Group is more successful than it may appear and is on track to enjoy tremendous profits down the road.
  87. Shale Oil vs. Oil Shale: What's the Difference?

    The biggest difference between oil shale and shale oil is that one is still a money making endeavor.
  88. Should You Be a Bull or a Bear Right Now?

    Ask a bull: If the economy is truly improving, where's all the consumer spending?
  89. Stay Away from These 10 Slumping Sectors

    You might want to stay away from these 10 lagging sectors. Far away.
  90. ETF Analysis: iShares Russell 2000 Index

    Find out more about the iShares Russell 2000 exchange-traded fund, or ETF, the characteristics of this ETF and its suitability ...
  91. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in Platinum

    Discover some of the most popular exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, that investors utilize to obtain exposure to the platinum ...
  92. Companies You Never Thought Would Go Bankrupt

    Learn about some of the most shocking corporate bankruptcies in history, including General Motors, Chrysler, Lehman Brothers ...
  93. Why U.S. Wage Growth Isn’t as Bad as It Appears

    Though wage growth numbers are more nuanced than they may appear, they reveal another sign that the U.S. recovery is still ...
  94. What's Next After Apple’s (AAPL) Big Drop?

    What does the future hold for Apple following the recent drop of its stock?
  95. What’s Uber Worth?

    Value projections for Uber have been all over the map, but the most important projection doesn't come in the form of numbers.
  96. America's Poorest States in 2015

    Learn the reasons Mississippi, New Mexico, Louisiana, Georgia and Kentucky are the poorest states in the United States, as ...
  97. Volcker Rule: How It Will Affect You

    Learn how the Volcker Rule has a limited impact on individual investors but restricts the types of activities in which banks ...
  98. Should You Worry About the U.S Inflation rate?

    Understand how inflation is measured, how U.S. inflation compares to other countries, and if investors should be concerned ...
  99. The 4 Best Websites For Small Business Loans

    Discover some of the best websites that small business owners utilize to obtain necessary financing at competitive interest ...
  100. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in the US Economy

    Find out more about exchange-traded funds that track the U.S. economy, such as the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust, Vanguard S&P 5 ...
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