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  1. Kohl's: Does a Broken Stock Mean a Broken Company?

    Kohl's stock is broken, but the company is strong.
  2. How to Exit Your Small Business with Grace

    Here is a guide for how best to leave your baby — your small business.
  3. How Elon Musk Became A Superstar

    An overview of the early life and education of Elon Musk, one of the great innovators of our time.
  4. Places To Consider Riding Out The Rate Change

    Despite multiple signs that global growth remains sluggish, bond yields recently hit fresh highs for the year.
  5. Impact Investing: How it Works and How to Invest

    Impact investing makes a positive impact, socially and/or environmentally, while also aiming to produce positive returns, ...
  6. Top Spots to Wine and Dine Clients in New York

    New York City is one the world's best places to wine and dine a client. From power lunches to sushi to celebrity chef spots, ...
  7. Try Southwest Airlines Options To Avoid Risks

    Learn how to take a position in Southwest Airlines' stock using option strategies that have limited or defined risk.
  8. Top Healthcare Stocks Rallying Under Obamacare

    The healthcare industry, bullish via Obamacare, has plenty of stocks with major upside.
  9. How Tornadoes Impact The Economy

    Although most would agree that tornadoes and natural disasters are a very undesirable form of economic stimulus many economists ...
  10. Is The Yuan The New Greenback?

    China is increasingly top of mind for investors. While bulls see an opportunity in a massive equity rally, bears are focused ...
  11. Top Financing Options For Cosmetic Surgery

    Your choice is simple: You can pay lots – or lots more.
  12. Should You Hire an Advisor or DIY Your Savings?

    Investors should consider index funds and robo-advisors before committing to a costly professional money manager.
  13. How New Traders Can Downplay Costs

    Concentrate on learning to play the game well in your first year as a trader, avoiding high information costs.
  14. Where To Look For Yield In A Low-Yield World

    While U.S. yields are likely to rise by year’s end, last week’s decline in yields is a reminder that we’re in a “low-for-long” ...
  15. The Farmer's Grip on Japanese Politics

    If you live in Tokyo, Japan's biggest city, then your vote is cheap. If you want your voice to count, move out to the countryside ...
  16. How to Invest in Asset Management Firms

    Investing in asset management firms puts your money in the hands of experienced finance pros. Consider these five picks. ...
  17. 10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Amazon

    Learn some interesting facts about Amazon.com Incorporated, the history behind Amazon's name and the hidden services and ...
  18. Why There's No Such Thing As A Stock 'Free Ride'

    If you're not familiar with freeriding and you're trading stocks, you should be. Although it sometimes happens unintentionally, ...
  19. Buy and Hold: Comfortable, But Mind the Risks

    Don't let the comfort of buying and holding blind you into hurting your portfolio.
  20. How Private Equity Dividends Work

    Everything you didn't know about private equity dividends.
  21. What Is The “Taper Tantrum” And Should You Fear It?

    If the Fed can figure out a way to raise interest rates and mitigate the effects, then the possible Taper Tantrum will barely ...
  22. Pfizer CEO: The Story Behind Ian Read

    Learn about the rise of Ian Read, the CEO of Pfizer. Pfizer is one of the most profitable and largest pharmaceutical companies ...
  23. Facebook: Google's Only Real Competitor

    Learn why Google's only real competitor on the Web is not a search engine at all; rather, it is another well-known Internet ...
  24. 10 Reasons Google Is One Of The Best Employers

    Find out more about Google Incorporated and reasons why Google was named to Fortune magazine's list of the best companies ...
  25. Is Google Becoming A Monopoly?

    Learn about whether Google is becoming a monopoly. Monopolies are considered undesirable because they prevent competition ...
  26. Which is the Better Bet: Amazon or eBay?

    Amazon and eBay are solid ecommerce companies, but the former is more innovative and diversified. Plus, a third is about ...
  27. The 15 Fastest-Growing RIAs

    Registered investment advisors are consolidating their business and assets. Here are 15 of the fastest-growing RIAs.
  28. Nokia-Alcatel: Does the Risk Trump the Reward?

    Deals where two companies have lots to gain are great, but that doesn't always guarantee success.
  29. Is Now the Time to Bet on Vacation Spending?

    As Americans embark on summer trips, investors can benefit by adding exposure to the travel and leisure sector.
  30. Watch These Top Wind Power Stocks, ETFs

    Wind power has already grown impressively and its best days are ahead. Here are some stocks and ETFs to consider.
  31. Top 5 Highest-Paying Dividend REITS of 2015

    How should the highest-yielding REITs be approached?
  32. Are These 2015's 10 Best Generic Pharma Stocks?

    These 10 generic generic pharma stocks present a lot of upside potential for the second half of 2015. Here's why.
  33. Why Do Companies Choose NASDAQ for Their IPO?

    The NYSE is known for its prestige so why do some companies opt to list on the NASDAQ instead?
  34. How to Profit from the Generic Drug Trend

    Generic drugs are poised to steal market share as patent protections on a number of branded drugs expire. Investors should ...
  35. Is a Stock's Trade Volume Important?

    Stock volume is easy to calculate but understanding its importance is a little more involved. Take the time because it's ...
  36. From Startup To Blue Chip: The Success Story Of Gilead Sciences Inc.

    Learn how Gilead Sciences went from a startup to one of the more successful pharmaceutical companies in the industry, and ...
  37. Why To Pay Attention To Today’s Buyback Boom

    There has been a lot of debate recently about whether today’s buyback boom, $133 billion for S&P companies, is good or bad ...
  38. Top 10 Pfizer Venture Investments

    Learn more about Pfizer Venture Investments, a private equity venture capital firm, and some of the major companies in its ...
  39. What Happened To Rite Aid Stock In 1999?

    Learn how software glitches, competition from the dot-com craze and a major accounting scandal caused Rite Aid's stock to ...
  40. Diversify Your Asia Holdings with These 4 Stocks

    If you're looking for diversification in Asia, consider these four stocks.
  41. How Does Biogen Make its Money?

    Biogen is a healthy biotechnology company producing a stream of illness-fighting drugs. Its big sellers treat MS, and it ...
  42. Sports Stocks to Pump Up Your Portfolio

    Want to play some sports stocks? Here's a handful of known names to consider.
  43. Can Under Armour Catch Nike?

    Under Armour has become the second-largest athletic apparel company in the world, trailing only Nike. How did it get there, ...
  44. When Investing in Whisky, Mind Your Liquidity

    As rare spirits fetch unprecedented prices at auctions, investing in whiskey may prove even more tempting than drinking it.
  45. How To Become A Renewable Energy Entrepreneur

    The recent trend towards greener, more sustainable technology is creating many opportunities for entrepreneurial-minded individuals.
  46. Top U.S-Regulated Option Brokers

    Options trading requires amassing significant capital and then facing high volatility. To protect yourself, ensure you trade ...
  47. How Central Banks Control The Supply Of Money

    A look at the ways central banks pump or drain money from the economy to keep it healthy.
  48. Tax Treatment For Call & Put Options

    A brief intro to the complex US tax rules governing call and put options with examples of some common scenarios.
  49. How To Buy Options On the Dow Jones

    We show why buying options on the Dow Jones is a good alternative to trading the exchange-traded fund.
  50. Top U.S Forex News Sites

    Breaking news moves forex markets. Here are the top U.S. sites for tracking forex news.
  51. Pros And Cons Of Solar Energy

    While solar energy technology has some disadvantages that make it somewhat expensive in certain markets, it is becoming an ...
  52. Capital And Labor: Who Wins The Trans-Pacific Partnership?

    With President Obama securing fast track authority on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the benefits for labor and capital can ...
  53. When Global Economies Converge

    The Divergences in global economic look very much like an explanation for what happened last year, though market observers ...
  54. Why To Look For Opportunities Overseas

    While U.S. equities can continue to climb and post further gains before the end of the year, the best opportunities may still ...
  55. Do Record Stock Highs Signal A Top?

    Despite higher rates, U.S. stocks have been posting new records in recent weeks, despite investor concerns about slowing ...
  56. Understanding Gold Quote Prices

    Willing to trade gold but puzzled by gold price quotes and terminology? Investopedia explains how to read gold price quotes.
  57. How To Invest In The Swiss Franc

    The Swiss franc is one of the safe havens of the investing world. Learn how invest through ETFs, forex, futures, and binary ...
  58. Will Shale Oil Companies Go Bankrupt?

    An overview of shale oil companies and the threats they face in the aftermath of the decline in crude oil prices.
  59. Is The Swiss Franc A Good Investment?

    Individual investors, businesses, financial institutes and even countries have been keeping their money in Swiss francs. ...
  60. Pros & Cons Of Dollar Cost Averaging

    The dollar-cost averaging approach helps investors avoid market timing but they give up some potential for higher returns.
  61. Should My Portfolio Include Private Equity?

    Private equity offers a lot of potential, but is it worth the risk?
  62. Financial News Comparison: Bloomberg Vs. Reuters

    Access to financial information has grown with the expansion of digital news. Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters lead the pack, ...
  63. The 6 Most Profitable Grocery Stores

    These are the six largest grocery store chains operating in the United States.
  64. Want To Trade Stocks In College? 5 Tips To Start

    Investing while in college can be challenging. Here are 5 tips to help student investors make the most of their college years.
  65. Low-Cost Curb Appeal Projects For Your Front Yard

    Some low-cost improvements to your home's exterior and front yard could increase its curb appeal and ensure a great first ...
  66. Alternatives Need More Education, Not Enforcement

    While disclosures and investor education need improvement, alternatives provide a valuable way to increase yield and hedge ...
  67. Buying a Home? The Best Places Share This Feature

    The most lucrative areas to invest in a home are cities where job growth is robust.
  68. 6 Stocks for Millennials (or Anyone)

    Savvy Millennial investors looking for long-term winners should take a look at these stocks.
  69. Top Healthcare, Medical Equipment Stocks of 2015

    A short list of the top healthcare and medical equipment stocks of 2015.
  70. The Strong Dollar’s (Real) Toll On Tech Stocks

    A large portion of U.S. technology companies’ sales occur overseas, given the strong international business and consumer ...
  71. What A Rate Hike May Mean For Stocks

    By the end of the year, investors will likely be contending with the first Federal Reserve (Fed) rate hike in nearly a decade. ...
  72. Is 21st Century Fox a Sly Bet?

    An in depth look at the revenue streams of international media conglomerate Twenty-First Century Fox.
  73. Will These High-Flying Stocks Stay Hot in 2015?

    These 10 stocks were on fire in 2014. Will they stay hot?
  74. Google Stock: A Tale of Two Share Classes

    Google stock comes in two different flavors with different rights for shareholders.
  75. Why You Should Avoid Fixating on Bond Duration

    Financial advisors and their clients should then focus on a bond fund’s portfolio rather than relying on any single metric ...
  76. What Makes the EUR/USD A Risky Trade Now?

    What are the current risks of trading the EUR/USD pair? The Fed may raise interest rates this summer and the ECB has begun ...
  77. Why Working Doesn't Add Up For Many Women

    A type of tax deduction for Japanese stay-at-home wives puts a barrier on women working full time in the country.
  78. The Case For Stocks Today

    Last week, U.S. equities advanced with the S&P 500 Index notching new records. Investors are now getting nervous with rate ...
  79. Why You May Want To Be (And Stay) In Bonds

    Bonds are complicated, and it’s easy to feel intimidated or confused. Fortunately, you don’t need to be a numbers geek to ...
  80. Tech Startup Momentum Being Generated In Detroit

    Rising from the ashes in the once proud auto-manufacturing City of Detroit is a rapidly emerging tech startup scene that ...
  81. Healthiest And Safest European Economies

    Economic indicators are to economists what symptoms are to doctors: signs of the relative well-being of the patient.
  82. Gaining Market Influence-- The Case of US Shale

    A convergence of sustained bank financing, falling production costs and rising oil prices might position the US shale industry ...
  83. Which Dow Jones Stocks are Safe? Which are Risky?

    In a situation where our sustained bull run could turn into a sell-off rather quickly, here are four somewhat safe Dow stocks ...
  84. Apple or Google: Which is the Better Bet?

    Apple and Google have made many investors rich since the turn of the century. Which is more appealing going forward?
  85. Invest in Cancer Research with These 3 Stocks

    These cancer research stocks offer both a high ceiling and the potential to save lives.
  86. TradeKing Vs. TradeStation: Which Meets Your Needs?

    Each of these two online brokerage firms offers a package of benefits, features and services that meets a distinct type of ...
  87. Should I Have An IPO on My Business

    The ultimate outside investment opportunity is going public through an initial public offering. However, IPOs come with costs ...
  88. Corporate Tax Rates: The Highs and the Lows

    The United States is No. 2 in the world for its high corporate tax rate. There are ways around paying it, and many nations ...
  89. Top Strategies on How to Become a Stock Broker

    Gunning to be a stock broker and want an edge? Here's some veteran advice.
  90. Costco, Target or Walmart: Which is the Best Bet?

    These three retailers have all been long-term winners. It that likely to continue? If so, which is the best bet?
  91. Should Investors Get Into Oil Now?

    Oil has enjoyed a steady climb after a violent plunge. Where is it going next, and how can investors profit?
  92. How Apps Are Changing The World

    Apps have allowed people to replace several pieces of tech with a single smartphone or tablet and have made the data from ...
  93. The Big Chill: What’s Wrong With The U.S. Consumer

    Based on the most recent April data, investors may, once again, be disappointed when the second-quarter gross domestic product ...
  94. What More Volatility Means For Momentum Stocks

    One byproduct of the recent tick higher in bond yields: a meaningful rise in volatility for both stocks and bonds.
  95. Volatility In The Yen Has Brought On Big Changes

    There's a difference between translation effects and the real effects that FX swings bring. We look at the difference, and ...
  96. What To Expect Following The Tory Triumph

    The decisive Conservative victory in the UK's recent general election removes some of the near-term political uncertainty ...
  97. What's the Verdict on START-UP NY?

    START-UP NY is an initiative designed to attract companies to New York State by giving them 10 years of tax breaks. Sounds ...
  98. The EMAG Emerging Mkts Bond ETF: Worth the Risk?

    The Market Vectors Emerging Markets Aggregate Bond ETF (EMAG) might offer long-term rewards, but is now the best time to ...
  99. Can Electric Cars Replace Gas Guzzlers?

    High costs and poor battery performance have deterred many from switching to electric cars, which begs the question: can ...
  100. How Violence In Yemen Has Affected Oil Prices

    Oil prices have been dropping significantly over the past year due to an abundance of supply and weaker global demand.
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