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  1. 3 Economic Challenges France Faces in 2016

    Learn about the three most significant economic challenges facing France in 2016. How will France implement reforms to improve ...
  2. 3 Economic Challenges Russia Faces in 2016

    Learn about the three largest challenges facing the Russian economy in 2016. How will low oil prices and high inflation impact ...
  3. 5 Economic Changes to Expect if a Democrat Wins in 2016

    Discover the potential economic effects of a Democratic White House win in 2016, including higher taxes for the wealthy and ...
  4. Analyzing Chipotle's Return on Equity (CMG)

    Learn about Chipotle's return on equity (ROE), read about restaurant closures and Chipotle's E.coli outbreak, and gain knowledge ...
  5. Crude Tankers: The Business of Transporting Oil

    An analysis of the crude tanker industry, factors affecting the business and historic performance.
  6. The 4 Best U.S. Large Cap Index Mutual Funds

    Discover the top four mutual funds that use passive investment approaches and follow stock indexes composed of U.S. large-cap ...
  7. How Global Warming Could Sink Your Savings

    There's evidence that climate change could impact the global economy and your portfolio. Here's how to protect yourself.
  8. People Are Watching Showtime's "Billions" Because They Feel Wall St Is Screwing Them

    TV dramas about Wall Street have historically tanked. That is, until Showtime's "Billions." A few financial crises can alter ...
  9. The Top 4 Copper Equity Mutual Funds for 2016

    Discover why investing in copper can be beneficial for investors, and learn more about four mutual funds that offer investors ...
  10. The Top 5 All Cap Core Mutual Funds for 2016

    Learn how to shop for the best all-cap mutual funds, and identify five funds that invest in companies of all sizes and offer ...
  11. How Catastrophic Health Insurance Works

    Catastrophic health insurance is open to people under 30 and those who qualify by income under the Affordable Care Act. But ...
  12. 2 Opportunities Amid Today’s Market Volatility

    As you prepare your portfolio for the market volatility ahead this year, here are a few investing ideas to consider.
  13. How Will Rate Hikes Impact The Banking Sector?

    Banks traditionally rally in a rising rate environment but it may be different this time around.
  14. Will China Slip Into a Recession?

    The Chinese economy is an entanglement of many factors gone wrong: an overvalued, engineered stock market, slow GDP growth ...
  15. How OPEC (and Non-OPEC) Production Affects Oil Prices

    Oil production from both OPEC and non-OPEC groups are assumed to affect oil prices. A reality check with historical study ...
  16. Rachio Inc, A Wi-Fi Sprinkler System, Raises $7.1 Million in Funding

    Rachio earns an impressive $7.1 million in funding. See why this water-saving technology is making news.
  17. IBM Isn't Worried About Its Stock Tanking. This Is Why.

    IBM is experiencing a dearth of revenue growth and earnings performance as its older business channels die on the vine. The ...
  18. Should You Go Short or Long Oil with ETFs?

    If you want to go long or short oil consider these ETFs. But either way, use caution.
  19. Why You Should Always Bet on Netflix (NFLX, AMZN)

    Netflix might take a hit in the near future due to market pressures, but savvy investors should have it on their watch list. ...
  20. The Top 5 Copper Stocks for 2016 (TSX, FCX)

    Discover five copper miners most likely to see positive results in 2016 and beyond even as low prices spread challenges throughout ...
  21. State Street: An Activist Investment Analysis (STT)

    Read about the high-stakes showdown between State Street Corporation and activist Trian Fund Management, who felt shareholders ...
  22. The Top 5 Small-Cap Alternative Energy Stocks for 2016 (CSIQ, TSL)

    Learn about the top five small-cap alternative energy stocks for 2016 with analysis of their different business fundamentals ...
  23. AirBnB Home-sharing is Good for the Planet

    New Airbnb study claims home-sharing is greener travel and can contribute to COP21 commitments for reduced GHG emissions ...
  24. Why You Should Keep Your Equity Sails Flying

    Why leave money in equities and risk another year of lost opportunity, when fixed income securities seem to be on the road ...
  25. Has Chipotle Hit Bottom? (CMG)

    Chipotle has suffered from a public relations nightmare. Can its stock recover?
  26. Should You Steer Clear of GoPro (GPRO)?

    Is the GoPro growth story over or is there still gas in the tank?
  27. The Russian Economy Since the Collapse of the Soviet Union

    Russia's economy has had its ups and downs since the fall of the USSR, but it is clear that it needs to be weaned off its ...
  28. FIRPTA Changes Beneficial For Real Estate Sector

    Changes to the FIRPTA law provide a more favorable tax treatment to foreign investments in U.S real estate, which is likely ...
  29. Can Europe Break Its Russian Gas Dependence?

    The EU seems hopelessly addicted to Russian natural gas. If 2015 is any guide, reduction looks impossible because the EU ...
  30. Mozilla To Stop Developing Firefox OS Phones, Upsetting No One

    Firefox OS is dead, or is it still alive? Here’s the reality check, and what is left for Mozilla and its Firefox operating ...
  31. You May Want to Open Your Mind to Closed-End Funds

    Even after a year with major stock market indexes simply tread water, there is one underutilized corner that may be worth ...
  32. How To Manage Chronic Illness Expenses

    Chronic illnesses affect millions of Americans, but it is not only taxing their health. Its also hurts their wallets. But ...
  33. 3 ETF Strategies for Growth in Europe for 2016 (FXEU, DFE)

    Learn about the outlook for European economies and how European equities could be poised for a more prosperous 2016 than ...
  34. Is it Time to Buy Emerging Markets ETFs?

    Does the poor performance of emerging markets, particularly China, present a buying opportunity with ETFs?
  35. How Novartis Probably Has a Cure for What Ails You

    A look at the unparalleled growth of the world's biggest pharmaceutical company: Novartis AG.
  36. Hedging Risk for Beginners: How and When to Do It

    Hedging risk is always a good idea. Here is how sophisticated investors go about it.
  37. Davos 2016, Day 1: No Crash, But Robots Are Taking Over

    Lagarde says chill out, Biden wants to rescue the middle class.
  38. These Currencies Are The Biggest Losers Of The Stock Downturn

    Here’s a list of the hardest-hit currencies amid the global stock market mayhem.
  39. Is Best Buy the Next Circuit City? (BBY)

    Circuit City is a former competitor of Best Buy that failed. Will Best Buy meet the same fate?
  40. 4 Ways to Short China with ETFs

    If the Chinese economy proves to be a house of cards, here are a few ways to trade it.
  41. The Market in 2016: What Schwab Believes

    Schwab believes that central banks have stabilized the global economy and that small returns should be expected in 2016. ...
  42. A Saudi Aramco IPO? Why You Should Steer Clear

    If Saudi Aramco goes public, it will take the investment world by storm and investor interest will pique. Should you follow ...
  43. How Will Walmart Weather the Next Bear Market?

    WMT has historically been a safe place to hide in bear markets. Is this still the case?
  44. 7 Car Buying Mistakes That Cost You Money

    These seven mistakes can have you spending much more than you should on your new car.
  45. Investor Info for Internet-Based Tech Startups 

    With all the empty startup hype and vast number of options out there, how do you sift through the noise to find the best ...
  46. 2015's Best Alternative ETFs: Should You Invest?

    These three alternative ETFs were top performers in 2015, but does that make them a good bet for 2016?
  47. Are These the Best Stock Buys Right Now?

    The market is volatile but this presents opportunities. Here are a few to consider.
  48. These ETFs Are Best Bets for Market Volatility

    The market is crashing, but that presents opportunities. Here are some exchange-traded funds that may present some upside ...
  49. The Top 6 Large Cap Alternative Energy Stocks for 2016 (JCI, GE)

    Identify large-cap, alternative energy stocks having the potential to make significant gains as a result of the transnational ...
  50. The Top 5 Large Cap Gold Stocks for 2016 (GG, NEM)

    Read about five large-cap gold stocks for 2016. See how some companies in the sector may be poised for recoveries if gold ...
  51. How Much Rent Can You Afford on $50K a Year?

    Before you go apartment hunting, spend some time calculating a price range that works for you. Here's how.
  52. Stock and Flow Variables Explained: A Closer Look at Apple

    The difference between stock and flow variables is an essential concept in finance and economics. We illustrate with financial ...
  53. A Brief History of International Trade Agreements

    Since the mercantilist era, world trade has become increasingly multilateral, but since WW2 there has been a definite rise ...
  54. What a GM and Lyft Partnership Means

    The partnership between Lyft and GM could revolutionize the automobile industry.
  55. The Best ADRs To Watch Out For In 2016

    A look at some Chinese and Indian ADRs on U.S. exchanges that investors can bet on in 2016.
  56. 5 Questions to Ask Before Investing in a Startup

    Investing in start-ups can be profitable but investors need to do their homework before diving in.
  57. The High Growth Potential of Brazil's Pharma Market

    With high growth in the last decade, can Brazil’s pharmaceutical market sustain its momentum in future?
  58. The Top Emerging Companies in India

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

    What are some of the best outside-the-box investment ideas for 2016? The answers may surprise you.
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. An Introduction To Swaps

    Learn how these derivatives work and how companies can benefit from them.
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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 ...
  71. Index Funds Explained

    Indexing strategies have been around for long, but many investors still don’t understand what a powerful tool they can be ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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.
  75. 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 ...
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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 ...
  78. (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 ...
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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 ...
  82. 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 ...
  83. 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 ...
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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 ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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 ...
  88. 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 ...
  89. (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 ...
  90. 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 ...
  91. 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 ...
  92. 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 ...
  93. 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 ...
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. Hedge Funds: Idiosyncratic Challenges to Fade

    With shifting monetary policy, we see renewed potential across many hedge fund strategies.
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. 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 ...
  100. (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 ...
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