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  1. Why The Russian Economy Rises and Falls With Oil

    The Russian economy depends on profitable oil production to pay for the cost of government, prop up the ruble, and provide ...
  2. WhatsApp: The Best Facebook Purchase Ever?

    WhatsApp is Facebook's largest acquisition to date. What makes it worth the major price tag?
  3. How Oil Prices Impact the U.S. Economy

    Now that the United States has increased oil production through shale oil and fracking, low oil prices can harm the U.S. ...
  4. Take Advantage of Cheap Oil, Invest in these ETFs

    With crude oil prices at record lows, investors should consider oil ETFs over oil company stocks as ETFs more closely mirror ...
  5. Examples Of Exchange-Traded Derivatives

    We look at some of the most common exchange-traded derivatives.
  6. Advantages Of Trading Futures Over Stocks

    We look at the top eight advantages of trading futures over stocks.
  7. Do Oil and Natural Gas Prices Rise And Fall Together?

    Do the prices of crude oil and natural gas affect each other? Investopedia explores price patterns and provides analysis.
  8. Trading Volatility? Don’t Trade Stocks, Trade Options

    During times of volatility, traders can benefit greatly from trading options rather than stocks. We explain why.
  9. GLD vs. IAU: Which Gold ETF is Better?

    Looking to play gold with ETFs? A look at SPDR Gold Trust Shares (GLD) versus iShs Gold Trust Trust Units (IAU).
  10. Why Are Tesla Cars So Expensive?

    What makes Tesla cars so expensive? Short supply and pricey parts is a good place to start.
  11. Fast-Growing Israeli Startups Pulling Investors In

    Due to its government's policies, and an innovative defense sector that offers high-level training, Israel has become fertile ...
  12. Which ETF is the Best Bet: VTI or IWV?

    A look at two quality ETFs that offer diversification, low expense ratios, and exposure to the total market.
  13. Getting A Mortgage When Building Your Own Home

    It's much harder to get a loan when you're building a home, not moving into one. Here's where to look and what to expect.
  14. Countries Near Economic Collapse

    These four countries are nearing economic collapse.
  15. How To Spot A Sell-Off

    The ability to identify a sell-off can be an extremely reliable resource to have in a time of market uncertainty.
  16. The Future Of Mobile Banking

    Typically slow to react to technological change, retail banks are finally recognizing the benefits it provides to consumers ...
  17. Why Are Consumers In Hesitation?

    Diverging monetary policy globally and a stronger dollar continued to be key drivers of the recent underperformance and last ...
  18. The Key to McDonald's? 70 Million Customers a Day

    Even when it has an underperforming year, McDonald’s is still one of the most profitable companies around.
  19. Is Now the Right Time to Buy a House?

    Thinking of buying a home? Consider these factors first.
  20. Top ETFs Tracking the U.S. Economy

    Bullish about the U.S. Economy? Consider these ETFs.
  21. What Do You Need To Know About Inflation?

    When it comes to inflation, there is no shortage of opinions: one side argues the Fed should raise rates, and the opposition ...
  22. Asian LNG Prices: Not Likely To Rise Anytime Soon

    Asian LNG prices could stay low for an extended period of time, due to low oil prices, less demand and new LNG-producing ...
  23. What’s Missing For A Turnaround In Brazil?

    Today, many investors have written off Brazil following several years of poor performance, decelerating growth and chronically ...
  24. Best Places To Go On A Strong Dollar In 2015

    The U.S. dollar is stronger than ever, which means that traveling abroad to certain countries will be easier on the wallet. ...
  25. Currency Crises In These Countries Will Shape 2015

    Ongoing financial and geopolitical issues have led several countries to the verge of a currency crisis in 2015.
  26. JPMorgan vs. Goldman Sachs: A Tale of Two Stocks

    The performance of JPMorgan and Goldman has been impressive, but one has a slight edge.
  27. African Equities vs. Bonds: Risks and Rewards

    A look at the risks and rewards of exposure to African equities vs. bonds.
  28. Is Quantitative Easing Destroying The Euro?

    Quantitative easing being undertaken by the ECB to stabilize the Eurozone economies is sure to have some impact in decreasing ...
  29. Is GDX the Best Way to Play Gold?

    An analysis of the Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF.
  30. Why Gold's Price is More than 'Supply and Demand'

    The price of gold is moved by a combination of factors. But the way they work together is sometimes counterintuitive.
  31. How Citigroup Ensured That It's Too Big to Fail

    As a business, Citi has everything going for it. Scale, operational breadth...and the ear of key policymakers.
  32. Bulk Shipping Companies Struggle As Markets Soften

    The "soft" dry bulk shipping market that confronts shipping companies is a result of lower demand from China, and an excessive ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. Why Low Oil Prices Benefit Saudi Arabia?

    Saudi Arabia's large currency reserves and dominant position in the oil market allows it to manipulate the current scenario ...
  35. Top Brokers Offering Tools For Covered Calls

    Here are the brokers that offer the best tools for investors and traders to write covered calls and covered puts.
  36. How To Valuate The Market Price Of A Commodity

    We explain how to analyze the market price of commodities including, gold, cocoa, and wheat.
  37. Why Is The Nasdaq 5,000 Different This Time?

    The Nasdaq this week has slipped below the 5,000 high-water mark it reached last week. The last time it hit above 5,000 was ...
  38. Effects of OIS Discounting for Derivative Traders

    The use of OIS discounting has important implications for derivative valuations and could positively or negatively impact ...
  39. Why Trading Coffee Futures Is A Zero Sum Game

    Coffee futures trading is as close to a zero-sum game as you might find in investing. We look at the risks and rewards.
  40. Can You Bank on BofA in 2015 (and Beyond)?

    An in-depth look at BofA, one of the most widely-traded stocks on Wall Street.
  41. Is Intel's Newly Raised Dividend At Risk?

    Intel recently raised its dividend from $0.90 per share on an annualized basis to $0.96 after failing to raise the dividend ...
  42. Is This High-Yielding Dividend Stock A Buy?

    After it's fallen 38% in the past 12 months, even as the S&P 500 continued to rise, now is a good time to look at Las Vegas ...
  43. Why These Could Be 2015's 10-Best Pharma Stocks

    The pharmaceutical stocks covered here have significant potential going forward. Here's why.
  44. Here's How To Tap International Markets

    Access to foreign markets has grown a lot in recent years, allowing US market players to trade these bourses in real-time. ...
  45. Why These Are 2015's 10-Best Financial Stocks

    If you're going to invest in the financial stocks, these names need to be on your radar.
  46. Why These Currencies are the Safest in the World

    The safest currency in the world may surprise you.
  47. Worried About The Fed Hike?

    With the Nasdaq crossing the threshold and the broader equity bull market entering its 7th year, many investors are anxious ...
  48. The Newest Danger For Cliffs Natural Resources

    Commodities prices have sent Cliffs Natural Resources, iron-ore producer, to crash downward last year to levels not seen ...
  49. 5 Reasons Sirius XM Haters Are Gone

    Bears continue to clear out of Sirius XM Holdings. There were fewer than 146 million of its shares sold short by the end ...
  50. Self-Driving Cars Could Change The Auto Industry

    Driverless cars have piqued human interest for centuries. A true driverless car, however, has remained elusive until recently.
  51. How Low Oil Prices Affect Alternative Fuels

    Cheaper oil may make renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power less attractive.
  52. Has The Time Come To Sell Vertex Pharmaceuticals?

    While it's been a choppy ride for Vertex Pharmaceuticals investors, the stock has handily outperformed the broader market ...
  53. What Makes LinnCo Different From MLPs?

    MLPs are some of the favorite investments of dividend investors, as the surge in the energy industry increased the amount ...
  54. American Airlines Can Survive Rising Fuel Prices

    American Airlines shares nearly doubled in value between mid-October and late January, as the price of oil slid to a multiyear ...
  55. 3 Things I Learned From lululemon Athletica's 10-K

    Lululemon athletica has emerged not only as one of the nation's fastest-growing retailers, but also as one of the market's ...
  56. Can Eagle Rock Energy Partners Soar In 2015?

    Eagle Rock Energy has seen its prices drop, but there is a ray of hope that could send units higher in 2015 even if the price ...
  57. Are These the 10 Best Energy Stocks of 2015?

    These energy stocks are a bit more speculative than you might expect, but their long-term upside potentials are high.
  58. Are These the 10 Best Internet Stocks of 2015?

    These internet companies vary in size, but they all offer future potential.
  59. Could Ukraine's Debt Crisis Destabilize The EU?

    A financial crisis in Ukraine could be a bigger threat to European security than the current financial crisis in Greece.
  60. 2 Areas Where Stratasys Can Improve

    Stratasys has suffered missteps, including struggling to meet or exceed Wall Street expectations, and dealing with compressing ...
  61. Venezuela Teeters On Edge As Oil Revenues Shrink

    Low oil prices have drastically revised the economic status quo -- dealing a destabilizing blow to oil-exporters like Venezuela ...
  62. What Must The UK Do To Keep North Sea Oil Afloat?

    The UK government may need to take drastic action to ensure the viability of UK North Sea offshore oil production amid high ...
  63. How IPG Photonics Is Tapping Into The Auto Boom

    The manufacturing process of big industrial companies involves sophisticated laser technology to ensure precision and optimal ...
  64. Will Spinoffs Give American Capital A Pop?

    American Capital shareholders have long awaited a plan to spin off the company's investments from its prized asset-management ...
  65. Energy Transfer Partners' Mexican Ambitions

    There has been a lot of talk over the past year or so about America's enticing ability to export natural gas to global markets
  66. Sierra Wireless Benefits From These Megatrends

    We take a closer look at how Sierra Wireless' transition from 2G to 3G and 4G technologies, has impacted its business today, ...
  67. The 3 Biggest Risks For GoPro Stock

    GoPro's popular performance videos are proliferating the interwebs at increasing rates, but may investors might not be yet ...
  68. Analyzing Risks On The Upcoming UK General Elections

    Rising UK political risk keeps investors funds on the sideline.
  69. Gas Dispute Poses Risks For Both The EU And Russia

    The Russia-Ukraine gas dispute has caused energy insecurity for the EU, which is seeking new gas suppliers, and market uncertainty ...
  70. Why Westport Innovations Will Keep Struggling

    The energy sector has been a minefield for investors, with many companies seeing their business models threatened by lower ...
  71. Could This Drug Make Isis Pharmaceuticals Soar?

    Warfarin has been doctors' go-to anticoagulant for decades, but recently launched next-generation anticoagulants are increasingly ...
  72. 3 Areas 3D Systems Is Working To Improve

    3D Systems has taken a jack-of-all-trades approach to its market opportunity in 3D printing, striving to become a leader ...
  73. Freeport-McMoRan Is Seeking A Helping Hand

    Freeport-McMoRan doesn't have the cash to invest in its planned oil and gas developments, which is forcing it to look for ...
  74. 3 Growth Opportunities For ARM Holdings

    ARM Holdings highlighted several growth opportunities in its most recent roadshow presentation. Here are three of the large ...
  75. 3 Things I Learned From The Container Store's 10K

    Since going public at the end of 2013, The Container Store's shares have fallen by roughly half their value. But not all ...
  76. Is Cheniere Energy Still On Track For 2016?

    The energy boom in the U.S. has opened up a huge range of opportunities in the oil and gas industry.
  77. Qualcomm's New Buyback Program Is Well-Timed

    Qualcomm announced after market close on Monday that they had approved a new stock buyback program, authorizing to repurchase ...
  78. Should You Consider Nuance Communications?

    It's been a turbulent few years for Nuance Communications, even as voice-powered virtual assistants continue to rise in popularity ...
  79. What’s Linn Energy’s New Course For Growth?

    Linn Energy has been really reliant on the public markets to fund its growth since the company went public in 2006.
  80. What Are Costco’s Latest Earnings?

    On March 5, Costco, the wholesale retail giant reported second-quarter earnings that handily outpaced analysts' expectations. ...
  81. What Statistics Drive Emerge Energy’s Future?

    The drop in the oil price is forcing oil producers to cut back on new wells. That should mean lower demand for frack sand ...
  82. What’s The Smartest Way To Play Tobacco Stocks?

    While the United States economy continues to grow, the U.S. tobacco industry keeps shrinking.
  83. What's Behind Chesapeake Energy's Massive Plunge?

    Among energy stocks, Chesapeake Energy has gone through more than its share of turmoil over the past several years.
  84. Could PotashCorp Finally Spring Higher?

    In 2013 shares of PotashCorp , one of the major global producers of potash-based fertilizer, tumbled in response on fears ...
  85. How Rate Hikes Will Affect Your Investments?

    An interest rate hike by the Fed, which will happen either during their June or September meeting, could impact your fixed ...
  86. Did Orexigen Make A Big Mistake?

    Developing drugs isn't cheap. Drugmakers spend $1.4 billion in direct costs to bring a typical drug through research trials ...
  87. Are These Biogen Idec's Next Blockbusters?

    Biogen Idec is already a company worth watching, but it’s recently launched hemophilia drug could become its next billion-dollar ...
  88. What’s FuelCell Energy Strategy To Stand Out?

    FuelCell Energy stands out from most companies in the fuel cell industry by concentrating on a different niche that involves ...
  89. What Are 2 Positive Developments From ExOne?

    Although shares of ExOne have been on a turbulent ride since the company's IPO, management continues to push forward with ...
  90. Why You Shouldn’t Sell Baidu Stocks?

    Baidu has seen its stock soar more than 130%. But after such a significant run-up, is it time for investors to cash out and ...
  91. What Has Seadrill Really Excited?

    Seadrill was caught off guard by the drop in the price of oil, that has forced it to make tough decisions, like cutting its ...
  92. Why Does Wall Street Hate MannKind?

    Since peaking, MannKind's shares have tumbled 25% due in large part to Wall Street's bearish outlook. Are Wall Street analysts ...
  93. Profit From High Consumer Spending With Visa Or Mastercard

    American consumers have more money to spend thanks to falling gas prices. Investing in Visa and MasterCard may give investors ...
  94. Is Rite Aid Sustaining Its Positive Streak?

    Rite Aid Corp makes progress on profitability and after years of restructuring and consolidation began making investments ...
  95. Chesapeake Energy Sees History Repeating Itself

    Chesapeake was on the wrong side of natural gas when its price plunged in 2012, and it appears to be repeating itself after ...
  96. Is ARM Holdings Claiming The Top In Graphics?

    ARM Holdings' claim to fame was its dominance in the smartphone market, with its intellectual property found at the heart ...
  97. How Promising Is Qualcomm's Snapdragon Sense ID?

    Biometric security is all the rage these days, as tech companies big and small gradually work their way toward making antiquated ...
  98. Is It Wrong To Ignore This Chance For 3D Systems?

    It was painful to invest in 3D Systems last year. The stock has been cut in half over worries that the company's spending ...
  99. What’s The Key To Costco’s Extraordinary Success?

    Costco has been one of America's most successful companies: It's growing, efficient, profitable and its long-term shareholders ...
  100. Can American Capital Agency Maintain Its Dividend?

    Dividend investors know that real estate investment trusts with REITs that invest in mortgage-backed securities produce double-digit ...
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