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  1. The Dangers Of Over-Diversifying Your Portfolio

    If you over-diversify your portfolio, you might not lose much, but you won't gain much either.
  2. Ten Worst Mistakes Beginner Investors Make

    Here are the ten worst mistakes beginning investors make.
  3. Behind U.S. Equities' Declining Buybacks and Dividend Payments

    Learn what a decline in share repurchases and dividend payouts by corporations means for equity markets, and whether it is ...
  4. If You Had Invested Right After Costco's IPO

    Find out how much your investment would be worth if you had invested $1,000 during Costco's IPO and how much you would have ...
  5. 8 High Risk Investments That Could Double Your Money

    8 high-risk investment vehicles that can double investors' funds.
  6. 4 Reasons Soros' Philosophy Is Hard to Implement

    Develop the skill to identify investments worthy of a significant portfolio allocation and build the self-discipline to exit ...
  7. Heat Up Your Portfolio With "BBQ" Stocks (HRL,TSN,LUK)

    Americans eat a lot of chicken and beef consumption is on the rise so you might want to consider these "BBQ" stocks to heat ...
  8. Janus Launches Obesity ETF (SLIM,OLD,FITS,ORG)

    Janus has launched four thematic ETFs, including an obesity ETF, designed to track changing demographic and consumer trends.
  9. How Mutual Funds Chasing Popular Stocks Hurt Alpha

    Learn about the Goldman Sachs research report, which concluded that mutual funds overweight holdings of stocks that are less ...
  10. 34% Probability of U.S. Recession by Q1 2017, UBS Warns

    Learn why UBS thinks there is an increasing likelihood of a U.S. recession by 2017, as well as why it believes that high-yield ...
  11. 3 PIMCO Thoughts on Opportunistic Credit

    Learn why PIMCO believes the high-yield market is entering a new stage of the investment cycle, including areas in which ...
  12. 10 Stocks With Limited Brexit Exposure (T,BBY,AFL,FSLR)

    Brexit is wreaking havoc on financial markets, but these 10 stocks might offer some resiliency.
  13. Best and Worst Performing ETFs After Brexit (XLU,TLT,GLD,VGK,SPY)

    Following the Brexit vote, these are the ETFs that have performed the best and worst.
  14. Morgan Stanley Preps to Launch First ETFs

    Morgan Stanley has filed with the SEC to launch active and passive ETFs, its entry into this booming market.
  15. Most Risky Post Brexit Stocks (EBAY,NEM,APA,RIG,MS)

    If you want to avoid stocks with high exposure to the U.K. following Brexit, take note of these 13 stocks.
  16. Things That Will Break "Buy the Dip" Mentality in the Stock Market

    Consider portfolio changes for a sustained stock market drawdown, with the S&P 500 near its record high, stock valuations ...
  17. 5 Investing Strategies if the Market Crashes (HDGE, BIS)

    Identify how to protect your investments from a market crash, and potentially save your portfolio from heavy losses in the ...
  18. Top 5 Positions in Philip Falcone's Portfolio (CPN, SPB)

    Philip Falcone was the former CEO and Chairman of Harbinger Capital Partners. This article analyzes his top four portfolio ...
  19. 3 Takeaways From Q1 2016 S&P 500 Companies' Earnings

    Explore the three key takeaways from Q1 2016 earnings reports from companies in the S&P 500, all of which indicate the ...
  20. Why You Should Stick with Stocks over the Long Term (SPX,NDX,INDU)

    Over the long term, it pays to stick with stocks, despite the inevitable bouts of volatility that wrack stock markets from ...
  21. Russell Rebalance Study: What You Need to Know

    Analyze the recent stock performance for different types of stocks to determine which equities could gain or benefit ahead ...
  22. Assessing Asset Bubbles: Microsoft in 2001 vs. Today (MSFT)

    Understand the inner working of high-multiple stocks such as Microsoft, especially how earnings may play a role in the change ...
  23. 7 ETFs that Track Economies (SPY,EWJ,FXI,EEM)

    These seven ETFs offer exposure to different economies around the world.
  24. 5 High Risk Stocks to Avoid (FCX,SHLD,SLB,APC,TIF)

    These five stocks present present significant risks if market conditions take a turn for the worst.
  25. 5 Central Banks That Are Publicly Traded

    Learn about five central banks that have publicly traded shares. Explore shareholder voting and dividend rights for public ...
  26. Bank of America's Top 5 Conviction Investment Themes (BAC)

    Discover the top five conviction investment themes for the remainder of 2016 according to the latest report from Bank of ...
  27. Leverage: Is It Good for Your Portfolio?

    Discover the concept of financial leverage. Learn multiple ways to get leverage in your portfolio, and decide if leverage ...
  28. 5 Tempting Sin Stocks (RAI,MO,TAP,CZR,BYD)

    These five sin stocks have performed well over the last year. Will this trend continue?
  29. 15 Companies Burning Major Cash (FCX,HES,MRO,MUR,NBL)

    These 15 companies have negative free cash flow in a big way.
  30. 8 Rapidly Growing Companies (AHS,TREE,SAVE,SFN)

    These eight companies are all growing rapidly. Does this equal stock appreciation?
  31. Did Apple Stock Become a Value Trap? (AAPL)

    Explore an analysis of its fundamental ratios, and learn why Apple may be a value stock despite experiencing slowed iPhone ...
  32. 5 Stocks With Short Squeeze Potential (GME,RIG,CHK,JWN,MAR)

    These five stocks have high short interest and short squeeze potential.
  33. 8 Tech Companies With Acquisition Potential (ACIA,LITE,CSOD,CRTO)

    According to Goldman Sachs, these eight technology companies could be acquired next.
  34. 8 Companies That Could Be Acquired (SHAK,TWTR,FIT,TRIP)

    LinkedIn has just been acquired by Microsoft. Who might be next?
  35. 4 Tips to Evaluate Growth Companies (KO, AAPL)

    Discover the best metrics for stock investors to utilize when selecting and evaluating the best opportunities in growth investing.
  36. Franklin Templeton's Highest Performing Mutual Fund

    A complete summary and performance review of Franklin Templeton's best performing fund since inception, the Franklin International ...
  37. What Is the Best Measure of a Company's Financial Health?

    Discover the single best financial metric that investors can use for determining the financial health and long-term sustainability ...
  38. Why Companies Delisted from Indexes Can Be a Buy (OI)

    Learn about a value-investing strategy that takes advantage of stocks that may represent a bargain when they're delisted ...
  39. Why Einhorn Tried Shorting Amazon and Netflix (NFLX, AMZN)

    Learn about Greenlight Capital's short positions in Amazon and Netflix, and about the ratios indicating that these stocks ...
  40. Are Mega-Cap ETFs a Safe Bet? (DIA,FEZ,OEF)

    Can mega-cap ETFs keep you safe during turbulent markets?
  41. Top 5 Growth ETFs (MTUM,IWF,VUG,IWM,IJT)

    All five of these ETFs have delivered solid or strong gains since their inception.
  42. Do Store Openings Equal Stock Appreciation? (SBUX,DG,WEN,DLTR,WMT)

    Does retailers and restaurant chains aggressively opening new locations lead to stock appreciation?
  43. 3 Value Stocks Mutual Funds Are Underestimating (BRK-B, GE)

    Learn why Goldman Sachs believes most mutual funds perform worse than their benchmark indexes. Discover three stocks many ...
  44. Does Increased Headcount Equal Stock Appreciation? (UPS)

    Companies that are hiring more workers are often confident in their future prospects. Does this lead to stock appreciation? ...
  45. Do Store Closures Hurt Retail Stocks? (WMT,SHLD,M)

    These eight retailers are closing stores. How many have seen stock depreciation over the past year?
  46. Business Cycle Investing: Ratios to Use For Each Cycle

    Examine economic and sector performance over the business cycle to determine which ratios are most important for each phase ...
  47. Earnings Reports: Why the Market Reacted to Q1 Disappointment (AAPL)

    Explore how positive and negative earnings reports affect stocks and the reasons for larger-than-average post-earnings losses ...
  48. Unit Investment Trusts Market: 3 Trends in 2016

    Learn more about unit investment trusts (UITs), and discover some of the most common trends in the UIT market to date in ...
  49. Value, Defensive or Cheap Stocks: What's the Difference? (VUG,VTV)

    Do not confuse value stocks with cheap stocks and defensive stocks. Follow a system for identifying value stocks by perusing ...
  50. Netflix's Growth Is Decelerating: Should Investors Still Buy? (NFLX, AMZN)

    Find out why Netflix stock may not be a good buy for the long term, when its growth is decelerating without other non-subscription ...
  51. 3 Reasons Successful Investors Do Not Practice Diversification

    Discover why many of the most successful investors do not bother to create a diversified investment portfolio.
  52. 5 ETFs With Facebook Exposure (FB,FDN,XLK,QQQ)

    If you want exposure to Facebook while being diversified, consider these ETFs.
  53. These ETFs Had the Biggest Outflows in May (SPY)

    These eight ETFs had the biggest outflows in May.
  54. These ETFs Had the Biggest Inflows in May (VTV)

    Following the money would lead you to these ETFs, which had the biggest inflows in May.
  55. 5 Best Muni Bond Funds

    These five funds are some of the best bets for muni bonds for those seeking diversification and tax benefits.
  56. 4 Reasons Why the Hedge Fund Industry Is Getting Attacked (VFIAX)

    Learn about the continued scrutiny of hedge funds and how the industry has come under fire for both regulatory and performance ...
  57. Robert Olstein On Index Investing and Value Investing (SPY)

    Find out why fund manager Robert Olstein trusts fundamental value investing strategies, and how his approach differs from ...
  58. 5 Income Strategies For Your Portfolio

    Discover five moves you can make to start generating regular income from your investment portfolio with income-focused investments.
  59. How to Play the Biotech Rally (IBB,GILD,LABD)

    These ETFs and stocks are some of the best bets to play the biotech rebound.
  60. 5 Stocks Under $5 With Potential (SIRI,GRPN,KTOS)

    These five stocks offer potential but not without high risk.
  61. 3 Stocks Sensitive to a Summer Swoon (CAT,PCLN)

    These three stocks might take a hit this summer if the market falters, but for completely different reasons.
  62. 3 Benefits of Looking at Asset Classes Beyond Your Portfolio

    Discover three of the primary advantages for investors that can be obtained by diversifying their investment portfolio with ...
  63. Top Analyst Warns to Sell Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA)

    As Tesla continues to captivate auto-enthusiast, one top Wall Street analyst remains a vocal critic of the company.
  64. 4 Ratios to Evaluate Dividend Stocks

    Discover details about fundamental analysis ratios that could help to evaluate dividend paying stocks, and learn how to calculate ...
  65. 5 Companies With Huge Cash Flow (AAPL,VZ,MSFT,WMT)

    These five companies have major cash flow which makes them good long-term bets.
  66. Top Smart Beta ETFs (IWF,IWD,VIG,VTV,VUG)

    These five smart beta ETFs from BlackRock and Vanguard have been long-term winners.
  67. 10 Largest Holdings in the S&P 500 (AAPL,AMZN,FB)

    What is the investing potential of each of the 10 largest companies in the S&P 500 Index?
  68. Value Investing: Why Investors Care About Free Cash Flow Over EBITDA

    Examine value investing philosophy and methodology to see why free cash flow is more important than EBITDA in pure intrinsic ...
  69. Is Amazon Going to Be Worth $6,000 Per Share? (AMZN)

    Find out why Amazon stock is not going to be worth $6,000 per share in 10 years and what future price for the stock investors ...
  70. Verizon Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (VZ)

    Investigate Verizon's capital structure, and understand how debt and equity capitalization and enterprise value interact ...
  71. Idea-Driven Companies: What Are the Pros and Cons for Investors?

    Discover how idea-intensive companies pose significant risk while presenting ample opportunity and creating competition in ...
  72. High Beta Stocks: Risks to Consider Over a Long Horizon

    Learn the risks of high-beta stocks if you are considering them for your portfolio. These stocks can provide strong returns ...
  73. High Dividend Stocks: 3 Things to Consider Before Buying

    Discover some of the risks involved in investing in high-yield stocks, and learn about some of the factors that you should ...
  74. How to Rebalance Your Portfolio for the Summer (GM,HAL)

    With odds of a rate hike increasing, and an election in November, investors should look to rotate towards the defensive sectors ...
  75. 5 Hot Momentum Stocks to Watch (BAC, TOL, FCX, F)

    These aren't your typical momentum stocks. They're big names that are moving higher for logical reasons.
  76. 5 Dividend Growth Stocks Posed For Higher Dividends (V, NKE)

    Learn about five companies that have a strong history of consistently growing their dividend payments and have the potential ...
  77. The Share Buyback Report: The Telecom Sector (T, VZ)

    Examine telecommunications sector share repurchase data to identify which companies and catalysts drove buyback trends between ...
  78. Best ETFs for a Rate Hike (XLF,UUP)

    These two ETFs have potential to move higher if the Federal Reserve hikes interest rates.
  79. 4 Benefits of Holding Stocks for the Long Term

    Discover some of the benefits that come from buying and holding stocks for longer periods of time, such as tax savings and ...
  80. David Einhorn on the Value of Gold (GLD)

    Find out what famed hedge fund manager of Greenlight Capital, David Einhorn, is saying about investing in gold, and get his ...
  81. 4 Reasons Why Einhorn Does Not Invest in Indexes

    Find out why David Einhorn, founder of the hedge fund Greenlight Capital, does not believe in index investing, and learn ...
  82. Why Include Convertible Securities in Your Portfolio

    What are convertible securities and why you should include them in your portfolio.
  83. The Share Buyback Report: The Energy Sector (XOM, CVX)

    Examine historical share repurchase data for the energy sector. Review buyback activity over time, and find out which companies ...
  84. 3 Trends to Watch in ESG Investing

    Understand why climate change, equal pay for women and executive compensation are three ESG investing trends you should watch ...
  85. What is the Most Fundamentally Sound FANG Stock?

    It can be difficult to choose between the four FANG stocks. All have been long-term winners. Here's how to pick based on ...
  86. The Share Buyback Report: The Utilities Sector

    Explore historical share repurchase data for the utilities sector to learn how cash dividends and valuations drove buyback ...
  87. 5 Stocks to Hold Forever (JNJ,RAI,FB,GIS,COST)

    Based on market share and fundamentals, it would be difficult to lose if you held these five stocks long term.
  88. Clinton vs. Trump: How They Match Up as Investors

    When it comes to investing, Hillary Clinton is more conservative than Donald Trump. Here's how their investing styles compare. ...
  89. How Biotech Companies Expecting M&A Deals Can Offer High Returns (ABT, STJ)

    With a 35% decline, consolidation appears imminent in the biotech sector. Here are the potential M&A candidates and how ...
  90. Inverse ETFs See Big Inflows

    Inverse ETF inflows are about to surpass long leveraged ETF inflows. Does this hint at a bear market or should a contrarian ...
  91. These Commodities ETFs are Rallying (GLD, IAU)

    The commodities rally has driven these ETFs higher. Will it last?
  92. Are Greek Bank Stocks Poised for Rebound? (NBGGY)

    Morgan Stanley predicts returns of up to 90% for Greek banking stocks. Here's why.
  93. 5 Most Traded REIT ETFs (VNQ,IYR,REM SCHH,RWR)

    These are the five most traded REIT ETFs. Four have appreciated over the past year while paying a healthy yield.
  94. Smart Beta Strategies: Comparing a U.S. vs. Global Approach (VT, VGTSX)

    Examine the importance of investing in stocks outside of the United States. Portfolio theory indicates that a modest portion ...
  95. 3 Red Flags for Growth-Stage Companies (NFLX)

    Discover some of the warning signs that appear when a growth company begins exiting the growth phase, and learn how the company's ...
  96. Google Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (GOOGL)

    Learn about Google's parent company, Alphabet, the tech giant's vast supplier network, and the company's top five individual ...
  97. 2 Low Volatility ETFs That Keep Winning

    While the market bounces up and down, these two low-volatility ETFs keep delivering for investors.
  98. Money Management: 4 Things to Consider Before Trading Riskier Securities

    Learn about factors that every investor should consider before purchasing any risky security. Find out why suitability, liquidity ...
  99. 3 Red Flags for Value Stocks (KMI, FCX)

    Assess the components of Warren Buffett's value investing technique, and analyze the additional financial metrics to consider ...
  100. Lowe's Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (LOW)

    Examine Lowe's Companies' equity capitalization, debt capitalization and enterprise value to analyze trends in the retailer's ...
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