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  1. Investments That Have Soared in 2016 (RING, NEM)

    The high-flying investments of 2016 have soared because of the uncertainty in the markets and in spite of the weak outlook ...
  2. Behind Kinder Morgan's 29.9% Decline Since 2011 (KMI)

    Kinder Morgan's negative returns have been driven by poor energy sector fundamentals, poor guidance and large reductions ...
  3. 2 M&A Deals That Burned Hedge Fund Short Positions (SCTY, TSLA)

    SolarCity Corp. and Green Mountain Coffee merger deals burned two of the most prominent hedge fund short sellers and caused ...
  4. Making Sense Of The EUR/CHF Relationship

    The strong correlation between EUR and CHF currency pairs is undeniable. Find out what it means for forex traders.
  5. Once Again, It’s Too Quiet Out There

    Russ discusses what's behind the unusually low volatility in the markets, and what could bring an end to the days of calm.
  6. The Different Colors of Asian Bonds

    As the intensifying search for yield goes international, Matt examines and shares his thoughts on the different Asian bond ...
  7. These Are The Best Hours To Trade the Euro

    Six popular currency pairs and numerous secondary crosses offer euro traders a wide variety of short- and long-term opportunities. ...
  8. When Is the Best Time to Rent an Apartment?

    Rental supply and demand and prices fluctuate significantly during the year, so renters should be aware of the best time ...
  9. Introduction To Swing Charting

    Discover why traders use swing charts, how they construct them and how they use them.
  10. Most Profitable Automobile Companies of 2016 (HMC, TM)

    There are only four really profitable automobile companies in 2016 as the market has not supported prices despite a projection ...
  11. 5 Biggest Microfinance Companies (BBRI.JK)

    Here are the five largest and most influential microfinance institutions (MFIs) as of 2016.
  12. Don't Let Dire Forecasts Keep You on the Sidelines

    Many people think that they need an accurate forecast about the future to be a successful investor.
  13. Top 5 Animal Stocks of 2016 (ZTS, HSIC)

    Consumers have substantially increased spending on animals between 2010 and 2016. These five animal-related stocks are positioned ...
  14. C: How Citigroup's Stock Price Rose 19.48% in 6 Months

    Drivers such as growing loan volume, reduced loan-loss provision, and increased trading profit contributed to Citigroup's ...
  15. Rules and Strategies For Profitable Short Selling

    Short sales work well in bull and bear markets but strict entry and risk management rules are required to overcome the threat ...
  16. The Big Short Explained

    Oscar-nominated film the Big Short explains the complex financial instruments that helped fuel the financial crisis.
  17. Falling Giant: A Case Study Of AIG

    Find out why the U.S. government approved an enormous bailout package for American Investment Group (AIG).
  18. Equity Returns: Key Drivers Over the Past 30 Years

    Equities enjoyed robust gains between 1985 and 2014, but a 2016 McKinsey report warned that these returns could soon deteriorate ...
  19. Understanding Bank of America's Capital Structure (BAC)

    For banks, especially large banks such as Bank of America, capital structure has to both meet funding needs and satisfy the ...
  20. The Most Expensive Mercedes You Can Buy in the United States (DDAIF)

    The Mercedes S-Class coupe, model AMG-S65 Cabriolet, with an MSRP of $234,050, is the most expensive Mercedes available in ...
  21. ABX: How Barrick Gold's Stock Price Rose 85.6% in 6 Months

    Barrick Gold's stock price is exploding due to the steadily rising price of gold and a strategic plan to build a more sustainable ...
  22. Behind Delta's 46.4% Rise in 10 Years (DAL)

    Delta Air Lines stock has been highly correlated to its close peers, as crude oil price remains an important driver of financial ...
  23. Best Places to Go on a Strong Dollar in 2016

    Take advantage of the strong U.S. dollar by traveling to these destinations for great value, and discover new cultures and ...
  24. What Is a Silver Certificate Dollar Bill Worth Today?

    Although a silver-certificate dollar bill no longer can be exchanged for silver, the date, grade and unique features make ...
  25. Top 5 Logging Stocks of 2016 (DEL, WY)

    These companies have strong growth prospects and the potential for gains in their shares.
  26. Why Gold Is Not a Hedge Against the Dollar

    Gold's returns can vary greatly based around what currency the investor is using for purchases.
  27. The Social Security Blackout Period

    Surviving spouses may experience a blackout period - during which they cannot collect social security benefits - between ...
  28. The Short and Distort: Stock Manipulation in a Bear Market

    High-quality stock reports needn't be confused with stock manipulators' dramatic claims.
  29. How to Deal With Negative Equity on a Car Loan

    The dangers of having a negative equity car loan are real. Here's how to get out from under it.
  30. The Uptick Rule: Does It Keep Bear Markets Ticking?

    This rule prevents traders from driving stocks down, but its effect on market volatility is debatable.
  31. Short Selling: Making The Ban

    Short selling has been around as long as the stock market, and it hasn't always been looked on favorably.
  32. Questioning The Virtue Of A Short Sale

    This controversial strategy is blamed for making and breaking markets. Read on to learn more.
  33. Chart of the Week: Maneuvering Through the Crowds

    Risk-on sentiment has dominated markets in a post-Brexit world characterized by expectations for lower-for-longer interest ...
  34. Bear Put Spreads: A Roaring Alternative To Short Selling

    This strategy allows you to stop chasing losses when you're feeling bearish.
  35. Short Sales For Market Downturns

    This strategy can help in market downturns, but it's not for inexperienced traders.
  36. CHK: How Chesapeake's Stock Price Rose 93% in 6 Months

    Chesapeake Energy avoided bankruptcy, and its stock price gained 90% in six months due to increased shareholder confidence ...
  37. Most Profitable Gold Mining Companies of 2016 (HMY, GSS)

    The most profitable gold mining companies, small or large, are all benefiting from the rise in gold prices and hitting new ...
  38. Top 9 Companies Owned by Honeywell (HON)

    Honeywell’s status as a Fortune 100 company is in large part due to the numerous subsidiaries that it has acquired and the ...
  39. Top 5 Companies Owned by Bain Capital (IHRT)

    Over the course of its history, Bain Capital has made a significant number of investments and divestments in many different ...
  40. 3 Countries With Negative Bond Yields and Interest Rates

    Negative interest rates and bond yields are a relatively new phenomenon, as lenders are charged for capital on deposit while ...
  41. Weakest Currencies Against the U.S. Dollar in 2016

    Learn why these currencies are considered the weakest against the U.S. dollar for 2016. Discover the difference between absolute ...
  42. Behind Southwest Airline's 120% Rise in 10 Years (LUV)

    Analyze Southwest Airlines' stock price history to determine the relationships between LUV and market conditions and financial ...
  43. Behind Rite Aid's 66.3% Rise in 10 Years (RAD)

    Examine Rite Aid's stock price history to determine how financial results and market correlation have influenced its shares.
  44. 5 Fintech Firms Emerging in Boston (GS, PYPL)

    Find out which startups that are emerging as Boston's top fintech companies are already disrupting the financial services ...
  45. How to Sell a Car With a Lien

    Vehicle owners wondering how to sell a car with a lien on the certificate of title have four options to both remove the lien ...
  46. Top 5 Companies Owned by Goldman Sachs (GS, BNFT)

    Goldman Sachs and its private equity division is heavily invested in technology providers. Discover the company's top five ...
  47. Top 5 Oil and Gas Stocks of 2016 (CVX, BP)

    Learn about the top five oil and gas stocks of 2016, their historical performances during the oil bear market and why they ...
  48. The Economic Effects of Food Shortages

    Learn about the effects of food shortages on the economy and social order, and why lack of food isn't necessarily about lack ...
  49. How Do Negative Interest Rates Work?

    There is a lot of confusion surrounding negative interest rates. Matt breaks it down and explains what going negative really ...
  50. The Elusive Spark Needed for the Rally to Continue

    Against most expectations, U.S. stocks are turning in a respectable performance this year. The S&P 500 is now up 7% year-to-date, ...
  51. The Big Merger Fell Through – Now What?

    Employees who own stock or stock options at their employer need to be aware of these pitfalls if a merger or acquisition ...
  52. The Keynesian Put: New Support For Asset Prices

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts suggest fiscal policy is likely to take over from monetary policy in supporting strong ...
  53. The Worst-Performing Currencies of 2016

    Find out which foreign currencies struggled the most during the first seven months of 2016, and why the situation in Venezuela ...
  54. Top 5 Pesticide Companies in the World (SYT, DOW)

    Discover the top pesticide companies in the world and explore the merger and acquisition activity that may concentrate food ...
  55. Top 5 Health Care Stocks of 2016 (AMGN, BMY)

    Discover why the baby boomers are benefiting the health care sector. Explore five health care stocks that are well positioned ...
  56. 5 Fintech Firms Emerging in India (BABA, MSFT)

    Learn about the growing financial technology sector in India and the innovative companies that are challenging traditional ...
  57. Will Nonperforming Loans Cause 'Italeave'?

    The EU's reluctance to allow Italy to bail out its precarious banks may encourage Italy to follow England out of the EU. ...
  58. How Negative Interest Rates Can Affect Currencies

    Analyze the relationship between interest rates and currency devaluation. Examine the impact of negative rates and how further ...
  59. 5 Challenges Recreational Marijuana Dispensaries Face

    Although they may be legal in four states, recreational marijuana dispensaries in Oregon, Washington, Colorado and Alaska ...
  60. Talking to Clients Who Think Stocks Are in a Bubble

    Here's what to tell clients who think that the market is in bubble territory.
  61. Two Bond Stories from Two Sides of the English Channel

    We find that the U.K. market has many similarities to the United States and Canada, but across the English Channel, the European ...
  62. America's Poorest States in 2016

    The poorest states in America include Mississippi, West Virginia and Arkansas.
  63. 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.
  64. How Green Dot Works and Makes Money (GDOT)

    Green Dot Corp. is dominating the general purpose reloadable payment card industry, offering two of the highest-rated prepaid ...
  65. Top 7 Companies Owned by Home Depot (HD)

    Home Depot's acquisition strategy, including a recent $1.6 billion purchase, has left the home improvement retailer at the ...
  66. Should Central Banks Be Independent?

    Find out why more and more experts are calling for an end to central bank independence, any why such provocative calls may ...
  67. Behind FireEye's 16.8% Decline Since the 2013 IPO (FEYE)

    Analyze FireEye's stock price history to determine its major drivers. Learn how speculative valuations and market correlations ...
  68. Top 5 Shareholders of Allergan (AGN)

    Discover the top institutional and direct Allergan shareholders. Learn about their shareholdings and associations with the ...
  69. Who Is Driving Fitbit's Management Team? (FIT)

    These four members of Fitbit’s management team have worked together to help double and triple the company's revenues and ...
  70. Top 3 Health Care REIT ETFs in 2016

    These three REIT ETFs give individuals the opportunity to invest in health care-oriented real estate.
  71. Top 5 Timber Stocks of 2016 (WY, PCH)

    These five stocks offer appealing investments in the timber industry, based on dividend yield, financial health, valuation ...
  72. 3 Things to Know When Labor Day Car Deals Come Around

    How to get the very best deal on current year car models during Labor Day sales.
  73. IMF Calls For 6-Step Solution to the Euro Crisis

    Discover six points the International Monetary Fund believes the European Union must address in order to continue economic ...
  74. VLACX,WOGSX,FLCSX,FCNTX,DODGX: Top Large Cap Mutual Funds

    Learn about the top large-cap mutual funds for 2016. Read about funds with active management that keep expense ratios low ...
  75. Top 5 Shareholders of HSBC

    Learn about the business profiles, operations and investment strategies of the five largest institutional shareholders of ...
  76. Why Goldman Thinks the U.S. Dollar Will Stay Strong

    Goldman analysts are bullish on companies that do business in the United States, in the face of a strengthening dollar and ...
  77. Top 9 Companies Owned by Samsung

    Samsung has established itself as one of the largest companies in the world through acquiring and managing subsidiaries in ...
  78. Why Bank of America Stock Is Lower Than Pre-Crisis (BAC)

    Rescued by the U.S. Government in 2009, Bank of America stock is still lower than it was before the Global Financial Crisis.
  79. Top 5 Automobile Stocks of 2016

    Low rates, cheap gas, available credit and an improving economy should drive sales for these five industry leaders in 2 ...
  80. How the Shell Credit Card Works: Benefits & Rewards (RDS.A)

    Learn the three different payment options available from Shell, including how to apply, the benefits of each, who should ...
  81. World's Top 10 Oil Exporters

    Discover the size of the global oil export market, and learn various details about the world's current 10 largest crude oil ...
  82. Alan Greenspan: Gold Is Safest Store of Value Right Now

    Alan Greenspan is sounding the alarm on out-of-control entitlements and inflation. Find out why he advocates for a return ...
  83. Behind Encana's 82.3% Fall in 10 Years (ECA)

    Encana's stock price has moved with other energy firms, though production mix, the Cenovus spinoff and financial results ...
  84. Top 10 Most Valuable Sports Teams in 2016 (MANU)

    Learn which teams are the most valuable sports franchises in 2016, including which organization overtook Real Madrid as the ...
  85. Chart of the Week: Warming Up to Emerging Markets

    This week’s chart helps explain why we have upgraded our view on emerging market (EM) equities.
  86. What is Adverse Selection in the Insurance Industry?

    Adverse selection impacts the markets for health insurance and automobile insurance, but interfering with actuarial work ...
  87. Top 10 Shareholders of Pfizer (PFE)

    As of 2016, approximately 72% of Pfizer's 6.19 billion outstanding shares are owned by [mutual funds] and institutional investors.
  88. Top 5 Companies Owned by Whirlpool (WHR)

    Whirlpool's major acquisitions go back to the 1980s, and the companies that it owns has helped make it the second-largest ...
  89. Top 8 Companies Owned by Twitter (TWTR)

    Since 2012, Twitter has acquired eight technology companies that have contributed to the top and bottom lines and helped ...
  90. The Top 25 Broker-Dealer Firms for 2016 (LPLA, AMP)

    Find out which independent broker-dealers generate the most revenue and why one major group may face major change in 2016-2 ...
  91. Understanding IBM's Capital Structure

    The shift to the cloud is challenging IBM's traditional on-site server and software-installation business, pressuring its ...
  92. Top 3 Global REIT ETFs in 2016

    The prevailing low-interest-rate environment generally favors international REITs, at the moment. These three ETFs track ...
  93. Top 5 Gold Mining Stocks of 2016 (EGO, NEM)

    Obtain information and analysis on five of the top-performing gold mining stocks thus far in 2016.
  94. The Reinsurance Industry: An Inside Look (BRK.A)

    Warren Buffett has a major influence on the global reinsurance market, which has seen momentum in 2016 for higher revenue.
  95. What Is the Difference Between Helicopter Money and QE?

    Explore the differences between helicopter money and quantitative easing, and learn about the consequences of these economic ...
  96. Who is Driving Bank of America's Management Team (BAC)

    Top level management at Bank of America is driving expansion into investment banking, global markets and other financial ...
  97. Will Natural Gas Perform Like Oil? (UNG, XLE)

    Oil is in a bull market. Will natural gas prices follow or are both headed for a near-term correction?
  98. The Sharing Economy: Financial Services Will Be Next

    Traditional financial institutions need to adapt to an economy that is rapidly evolving.
  99. Will Brexit and Cheap Sterling Hurt M&A in the UK?

    Britain's referendum to leave the European Union and a cheap pound sterling is having an impact on Britain's M&A industry.
  100. Bank Profitability in the Era of Low Interest Rates

    The "low-for-long" policy on interest rates presents a major challenge to bank profitability.
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