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  1. Should You Buy or Build a Home?

    You're ready for a new house. Should you buy it or build it? Here's how to think through the pros and cons, whether it's ...
  2. 8 Harmful Side Effects of Continued European Quantitative Easing (Q.E.)

    Read about eight harmful side effects of European Central Bank's decision to boost its quantitative easing (QE) program and ...
  3. What to Expect at April's FOMC Meeting

    The Fed won't raise rates Wednesday, but it's worth paying close attention to Yellen's comments about the future trajectory ...
  4. Do the Olympics Boost Market Performance?

    Learn about the economics of the Olympics, and why estimates about stock market boosts for the host country are probably ...
  5. (ATI) Who are Allegheny Technologies' Main Competitors?

    Read about the specialty metals and components producer Allegheny Technologies, and learn more about its operations and competitive ...
  6. The Debt Report: The Energy Sector

    Discover how the energy sector bit off more debt than it could chew, and learn why the energy bond contagion has market analysts ...
  7. Global Consumer Durables: 5 Key Industry Players (VLKAY, TM)

    Learn how the consumer durables industry is dominated by auto manufacturers and which German carmaker finally became the ...
  8. Global Transportation: Exploring Revenue Trends and Fundamentals

    Explore the geographic trends in global transportation sector revenues, and discover the factors that influence revenue contribution ...
  9. The 5 Biggest Oil Bankruptcies of All Time (CVX, OGXP3.SA)

    Learn about the five largest bankruptcies in the oil industry. With oil prices in a slump and a global oversupply of oil, ...
  10. Boeing Stock: An Earnings Case Study (BA)

    Check out the earnings analysis for Boeing, including the company's historical earnings and analysts' past and future earnings ...
  11. Does Quantitative Easing (Q.E.) Add to Inequality?

    Learn about quantitative easing (QE) and whether or not this new central banking policy tool plays a role in helping or hindering ...
  12. Why This Finance Pro Sees Deflating Bubbles

    Here's why this finance expert believes not only that there are bubbles but that they are deflating.
  13. Citigroup Cuts U.S. Growth Forecast

    After the recently published IMF forecast report, major banks like Citigroup are also cutting growth projections for the ...
  14. 3 Ways Tax Haven Governments Make Money

    If the governments of tax haven countries impose little, or no, income taxes, how exactly do these nations generate revenue?
  15. Kinder Morgan's 6 Most Profitable Lines of Business (KMI)

    Read about Kinder Morgan's 2015 profitability and the relative importance of each segment. This illuminates changes by comparing ...
  16. AMC vs. Regal Entertainment: Which Is Better for My Portfolio?

    Compare the stock performances of AMC Entertainment Holdings and Regal Entertainment Group before betting on AMC’s merger ...
  17. Goldman Sachs Expects Three Rate Hikes in 2016 (GS)

    Explore the factors surrounding the Fed's recent decision to forgo raising interest rates and uncover Goldman Sachs' prediction ...
  18. Amazon Stock: An Earnings Case Study (AMZN)

    Read this earnings analysis on Amazon, including comments on the company's historical earnings and breakdown of past and ...
  19. GM Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (AXL, MEI)

    Learn more about five of the key suppliers that provide automotive parts and component systems to the General Motors Company ...
  20. AQR Capital Management: Investment Manager Highlight

    Discover the investment strategies and secrets of hedge fund powerhouse AQR Capital Management LLC in the alternative investment ...
  21. Starbucks Stock: An Earnings Case Study (SBUX)

    Learn how Starbucks has generated sales and earnings growth each year. Consider how the company measures average ticket sales ...
  22. (WMB) Who Are the Williams Companies' Main Competitors?

    Discover the main competitive threats to Williams Companies, a natural gas supplier founded in 1908, whose pipelines extend ...
  23. 4 Oil Companies Swimming in Debt to Avoid (HK, SWN)

    Discover which oil and natural gas companies American investors should avoid in 2016, and why the industry is awash with ...
  24. 5 Most Popular Stocks Among Members in Congress

    Here is a look at a few stocks American congressman and senators have in their personal investment portfolios.
  25. Is Your Car Safe From Cyber Crime?

    More of our cars are coming equipped with internet-enabled devices. Should you be worried about hackers gaining access from ...
  26. Global Trade in 2015: Worst Since the Financial Crisis

    Find out why the global trade reversal in 2015 was the worst since the financial crisis happened, and what it means for the ...
  27. Case Study: Looking Back at Cyprus

    Find out how Cyprus has fared with its decision for the EU bailout and where the country’s banks are now headed for the future.
  28. Graphene Stocks: 3 To Consider in 2016 (005930.KS, TSLA)

    Learn about three companies investigating development of a superconductive material 200 times stronger than steel that may ...
  29. 5 Reliable Dividend Stocks

    We quickly analyze five stocks that have rewarded investors over the long haul. Here's why they may make some sense for your ...
  30. RIAs: Here's What to Know About the Fiduciary Rule

    The real impact of the new Department of Labor bill has yet to be felt in the retirement industry, but changes are coming. ...
  31. 5 Consumer Stocks 'Big Money' Bets With (KO, PEP)

    Investors favoring reliable returns should consider slow-and-steady stocks. One way to find such lower-risk stocks is to ...
  32. The Debt Report: The Financials Sector

    Take a look at the evolution of debt-to-asset measurements across America's largest financial institutions during the 10 ...
  33. A Breakdown on How the Stock Market Works

    Learn what it means to own stocks and shares, why shares exist, and how you buy and sell them.
  34. Sectors to Follow in Q2

    As we head into Q2, you might wonder what sectors are best positioned for the next three months. Here’s a quick look at some ...
  35. Global Technology: 4 Key Industry Players (MSFT, IBM)

    Discover the technology companies that are global key industry players based on annual sales, and obtain a brief analysis ...
  36. What Could Hurt the Recent Turnaround in Stocks?

    Falling oil prices, bad corporate earnings and a rancorous election season hasn't done much to blunt the rally in stocks. ...
  37. Russia and Ukraine's Conflict Is Far From Over

    Gain insight into the compelling dynamics behind the Russian annexation of Crimea and Ukraine's avowed intent to recover ...
  38. Global Energy: 3 Key Industry Players (SNP, XOM)

    Examine the stocks of some of the most important publicly traded companies in the critically important market sector of energy.
  39. Bengal Energy Relies on Hedging Amid Volatile Oil Prices (BNGLF)

    Learn about Bengal's business, its energy price exposures and how its hedging program supports its liquidity in an environment ...
  40. 4 Reasons Why Renting a Home is a Wise Decision

    We've all heard that a home is a great investment, but is it really? In this article, we will look at four reasons why renting ...
  41. 3 Highly Liquid Stocks Under $10 (RF, AUY, SIRI)

    Here are three stocks that would have made you some serious coin over the past three months. They're also highly liquid. ...
  42. A look into Warren Buffett's biggest holdings (KHC, IBM)

    What do Kraft and IBM have in common? They are two of the most profitable surging stocks in Warren Buffett’s iconic hedge ...
  43. Why Investors are Bailing on Japanese Stocks

    Foreign investors have pulled out of Japanese equities to the tune of $46 billion so far this year.
  44. How to Prepare for the Low Return Environment Ahead

    Learn about the big takeaway from this week’s chart: Investors aiming for higher returns over the next five years should ...
  45. The Short and Distort: Stock Manipulation in a Bear Market

    High-quality stock reports needn't be confused with stock manipulators' dramatic claims.
  46. Global Manufacturing: Exploring Revenue Trends and Fundamentals

    Learn about the significant global trends influencing the manufacturing sector, and the effect these trends are having on ...
  47. 6 Best Personal Finance Apps

    The right app can help you track your bills, monitor your bank accounts and credit cards, and otherwise stay on top of your ...
  48. Are Low-Debt Oil Companies Your Best Friend Right Now? (TSO, NTI)

    Discover why falling oil prices are causing many oil companies to file for bankruptcy, and how low-debt oil companies and ...
  49. The Financial Effects of a Natural Disaster

    We're all subject to Mother Nature's whims - and the damage can have far-reaching effects.
  50. Is the Chinese Economy Backed into a Corner?

    China has two options in response to a slowing economy. Are either of them viable?
  51. Top 3 Stocks to Invest in If You Can't Stand Risk

    Don't have the appetite for risk? Consider these 3 stocks.
  52. Will Tyler Technologies Stumble in 2016? (TYL, AAPL)

    Read about Tyler Technologies' wild stock price ride. Investors can peer into the future by analyzing the company's results ...
  53. Are Low-Debt Oil Companies the Best Long-Haul Bet?

    Set on investing in oil for the long haul? Here's why companies with low debt may be your best bet.
  54. Analyzing Youku Tudou's Return on Equity (YOKU)

    Learn about Youku Tudou's return on equity (ROE), and find out about China’s biggest competitors for online video services.
  55. Top 5 Companies Owned by General Electric (GE)

    Learn how General Electric is no longer the company it used to be. With the divestiture of GE Capital and NBC Universal, ...
  56. 5 Ways Tata Motors Plans to Boost Market Share Next Year (TTM)

    Look at the top five things that Indian automobile company Tata Motors is doing to increase market share in 2016 in terms ...
  57. The BRICs to Consider Now

    Many fund managers have raised their emerging market (EM) allocations lately, and we’ve warmed up in general to the asset ...
  58. Messenger's Latest Frontier: E-commerce (FB, FLWS)

    Facebook has introduced the Messenger platform in Beta, enabling chatbots for e-commerce and other communications between ...
  59. Can the U.S. Consumer Continue to Hold Up the World?

    Seven years into the recovery, a key driver of economic growth continues to demonstrate a frustrating conundrum: Consumer ...
  60. SocGen Economist: Recession is Inevitable

    Albert Edwards, global strategist at Société Générale, believes a recession is inevitable. His prophecy relates to historical ...
  61. Can Saudi Arabia End its Oil Dependence?

    Will Saudi Arabia stay the course of diversifying its economy even if oil prices recover?
  62. What Shrinking Ultra-Rich Ranks Mean for the Rest of Us

    Why are the ranks of the super-rich shrinking, and does it point to any larger trends that could affect the average investor?
  63. Microsoft Sues DoJ Over Data Request Order (MSFT)

    Microsoft is fighting for customer privacy and its right to tell customers what it has turned over to law enforcement,
  64. Why BP's Robust Dividend Might Be In Trouble (BP)

    With oil prices showing signs of stabilization, is it possible the dividend could be revisited for other reasons?
  65. How Do Professionals Forecast Crude Oil Prices?

    Discover how the future price of oil is predicted with a weighted combination of mathematical tools. Economists largely use ...
  66. Mark Mahaney Gives Insights on Twitter Inc and Yahoo (TWTR, YHOO)

    In an exclusive interview, top RBC analyst Mark Mahaney explains his views on troubled companies Twitter Inc (TWTR) and Yahoo! ...
  67. Don't Focus Too Much on ETF Fees

    Not all funds are created equal, and that goes for ETFs. But investors who only focus on fees associated ETFs can end up ...
  68. St. Jude Medical is Turning the Corner (STJ)

    A review of St. Jude Medical's business operations, financials, valuation and growth drivers.
  69. The Financial Future of PPL Corp's Spinoff, Talen Energy (TLN)

    Explore the financial prospects for Talen Energy, the resulting company from PPL Corporation's spinoff, including the impact ...
  70. The Top ETFs for a Rebound in Financials (XLF,PGF)

    Financials have been hit hard. Here's how to play it if you think a bottom is approaching.
  71. Citigroup Passes Fed's 'Living Will' Test (C, WFC)

    How much of a premium does Citigroup's "Living Will" success command? And has the bank become the safest among its "too big ...
  72. Sprint Called 'Tactical Short' by Analyst (S)

    Analysts have now become less convinced Sprint can mount a meaningful attack on its larger rivals.
  73. These 28 Companies Just Became Very Important

    Only 28 companies are driving 50% of U.S. profit, and only one of them has delivered consistently on revenue, net income, ...
  74. SEC Derivatives Rule May Limit Diversification

    The SEC has proposed rules that will limit the use of derivatives by fund managers. Critics believe the rules will impede ...
  75. The Key Ingredient Needed for Future Returns

    We discuss why company earnings, in today’s low-return environment, will be critical for generating gains.
  76. One Market Where Oil Doesn’t Really Matter Much

    If you are getting worried that your portfolio will be affected by the recent slide in oil and energy prices, keep reading. ...
  77. How to Invest in Clean Energy via ETFs (PBW,ICLN)

    Clean energy is heating up. Here are some ETFs for your watch list.
  78. Singer Gets Better End of AGN-PFE Deal Implosion

    Paul Singer increased his stake in Allergen by 204.75% in the fourth quarter. How will this impact his portfolio since the ...
  79. GM's 4th Ignition Switch Case Dismissed (GM)

    The sooner GM can put these cases behind it and start building better/safer cars, the quicker it can grow the business and ...
  80. Natixis Global Asset Management: Investment Manager Highlight (NTXFY)

    Read about the investment operations of Natixis Global Asset Management, a multiaffiliate manager with $870 billion in worldwide ...
  81. Will GoPro's HERO 5 Camera Help? (GPRO)

    The beleaguered action-camera maker needs a strong HERO to help reverse the declining trend in revenue.
  82. How African-American Savers Are Changing

    Although African Americans are still somewhat hesitant when it comes to retirement planning and investing in the stock market, ...
  83. Where Does the Economy Go from Here?

    Is the economy headed in the right direction or toward doom and gloom?
  84. Thor Equities: Asset Manager Highlight

    Read about Thor Equities, a private equity real estate firm based in New York that was started to serve low-income communities ...
  85. 3 Forces Driving Sempra Energy (SRE)

    Discover the factors that contributed to Sempra Energy's positive performance during the first few months of 2016, and what ...
  86. SandRidge's 3 Key Financial Ratios (SDOC)

    Learn more about SandRidge Energy, Inc., a history of the company's performance and financial stability through key financial ...
  87. A Look at Bank of America's Energy Exposure (BAC, JPM)

    Bank of America's exposure to oil creates a double-edged sword for its stock long term.
  88. Is Goldman Sachs' Fixed-Income Strategy Working? (GS, MS)

    Goldman has suffered average declines of 23% year over year in the FICC business in the past three quarters.
  89. Mesirow Financial: Investment Manager Highlight

    Read about the investment management operations of Mesirow Financial, an employee-owned financial services firm with $96.8 ...
  90. Henderson Global Investors: Investment Manager Highlight (HGG.L)

    Read about the global operations of Henderson Global Investors, a London-based asset manager with more than $136 billion ...
  91. Pictet Asset Management: Investment Manager Highlight

    Read about Pictet Asset Management, a privately held Swiss investment management company with more than $150 billion in assets ...
  92. Affiliated Managers Group: Investment Manager Highlight (AMG)

    Read about the multiaffiliate business model employed by Affiliated Managers Group, a global investment manager with $611 ...
  93. A Statistic About the U.S. Economy that May Surprise You

    Learn why many commentators seem to be pessimistically focused on the U.S. economy’s weak wage growth and manufacturing sector ...
  94. How Russia Makes Its Money - And Why It Doesn't Make More

    How does Russia make its money, and why doesn’t it make more?
  95. How Apple's Court Defeat Will Reshape the E-book Market

    Apple recently lost the final appeal in the e-book price-fixing case and Apple's loss is Amazon's win.
  96. Equity Winners since Market Low March 2009 (GGP, PCLN)

    Discover three of the biggest equity winners since March 2009. These stocks have their own unique catalysts but also have ...
  97. How to Play a Sideways Market (XIV)

    Dennis Gartman doesn't believe the market will be a raging bull or vicious bear. If he's right, there is a way to play it. ...
  98. Thinking of Getting a Summer Home in Retirement? Here's What You Need to Know

    What are your retirement goals? Picking up a new hobby? Spending time with grandchildren? Taking the globe by storm and ...
  99. 3 Themes That Will Shape Markets This Quarter

    Fears of a global recession hit markets hard at the start of the year. Yet the anxiety has waned.
  100. Freezing Oil Production Won't Help Prices (XLE)

    Freezing oil production at current levels may not be enough to cause a meaningful change in low oil prices
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