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  1. Developed Markets: Politics and Economics May Create a Turbulent Mix

    Learn why the acceleration of sovereign yield declines should focus investors’ attention on risk.
  2. 3 Top International Mutual Funds

    If you want to invest outside of the United States, here are three international mutual funds to consider.
  3. ESG for EMD

    Learn more about investors increasingly considering ESG factors alongside traditional financial risks, especially in developed ...
  4. The Fed Sticks to the Script (Yawn…)

    The Federal Reserve missed another opportunity to raise rates last Thursday. So, If we get stagflation, the Fed must learn ...
  5. Top 10 Financial Stocks for 2016 (CME, NDAQ)

    Financial stocks have underperformed the broader market in the first half of 2016, but these 10 stocks have outperformed ...
  6. 3 Legg Mason Mutual Funds with Long Track Records

    Discover three Legg Mason mutual funds with long track records. Read a summary of each fund, as well as performance and manager ...
  7. 5 Best Large Cap Value Mutual Funds

    Understand the advantages of investing in large-cap value securities, and learn the best large-cap value mutual funds to ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. What's Behind JetBlu's 63.5% Rise in 10 Years

    While the share price of the regional airline operator generally followed the direction of the broader markets, it's outperformance ...
  10. The Case for Sticking With High Yield

    Find out why between the market low in February and the July peak, high yield bonds rallied roughly 15%, according to Bloomberg ...
  11. Buying Stocks When the Price Goes Down: Big Mistake?

    Averaging down is a trumpeted strategy that has merit, but can amount to throwing money away when used carelessly.
  12. Can Brazil Win a Gold Medal As an Investment?

    Many investor are directing their attention to Brazil with the Olympic Games underway because it has one of the best performing ...
  13. Top Strategies on How to Become a Stock Broker

    Gunning to be a stock broker and want an edge? Here's some veteran advice.
  14. Has the Age of Secular Stagnation Arrived?

    Secular stagnation is an interesting model, but it's not the last word on our economic situation.
  15. Deciphering Where the Fed Will Go from Here

    The Federal Reserve (Fed) kept interest rates on hold last week as expected, while simultaneously upgrading its economic ...
  16. How Negative Interest Rates Affect Mortgages

    Negative interest rates are wrecking havoc on conventional mortgage lending in Europe.
  17. How Banks Are Dealing With Low Interest Rates

    A surge in mortgages may help banks offset thin profit margins in the prolonged low-interest-rate environment.
  18. Has the Oil Bear Market Just Begun?

    At least one experienced fund manager thinks oil's bear market could last a decade or more.
  19. The Role of the Financial Stability Board in Global Finance

    The Financial Stability Board (FSB) is an international regulatory body that plays a role in stabilizing the global financial ...
  20. Stock Safety: Top 3 Ways to Limit Your Losses

    First time stock investors may ask: is there any way to buy insurance on stocks to prevent losses?
  21. Top 10 Most Expensive Cities in the U.S.

    New York City tops the list of most expensive cities in the US, and five of them are located in California.
  22. The 2 Top Paying Majors for Students Today

    The two highest paying majors in America.
  23. Why Gold Has Always Had Value

    Gold has an allure and a price tag, but with no real intrinsic value, why do we consider it so precious and valuable? Explore ...
  24. What Are the Biggest Risks Associated With Banks Today?

    Evolving mechanisms and techniques of cybercrime have become the most severe risk associated with banks today.
  25. Top 7 Most Common Financial Mistakes

    Choose fortune over disaster by avoiding these money traps.
  26. An SEC Database for Checking Up on Competition

    Financial advisors can use the IAPD disclosure site, which is operated by the SEC, to check in on the competition.
  27. Rookie Day Trading Tips: Don't Play it by Ear

    If you want to start day trading as a rookie, follow these guidelines.
  28. An Introduction to Stock Market Indices

    Investopedia explains the five most talked about indices and what makes them all different.
  29. Here's What Will Happen if the Euro Fails

    What might happen if the European Union stopped using the euro or if the entire eurozone dissolved back into pre-EU nationalism.
  30. Behind McDonald's 283% Rise in 10 Years (MCD)

    Take a look behind McDonald's share price history to determine what drives the stock.
  31. What to Watch in This Week's Oil Market Reports

    This week we get an update on the state of the global oil market from OPEC, the EIA and IEA.
  32. Why Fintech Will Drive Business Models of the Future

    The fintech revolution will be the key driver of new business models throughout the financial services industry.
  33. Why Negative Interest Rates Are Still Not Working in Japan

    Japan's negative interest rate policy has failed to generate economic growth, but the central bank keeps trying to print ...
  34. 5 Assets Only The Ultra Rich Can Afford

    Yacht? Private jet? Not that unusual. If you’re rolling in the big bucks, you can buy something much more interesting.
  35. How Google Makes Money

    While best known for its search engine, Google's revenue mainly comes from advertising. Here's how the firm uses its stature ...
  36. You'd Better Know Your High-Frequency Trading Terminology

    The upsurge of investor interest in high-frequency trading (HFT) makes it important for industry professionals to come up ...
  37. 5 Top Ways to Double Your Investment

    From risky maneuvers to slow-and-steady strategies, we look at five methods to double your money.
  38. The Five Biggest Stock Market Myths

    Stocks that go down must come up, right? Wrong. We bust this myth and four other common market misconceptions.
  39. The 5 Top Performing ETFs So Far This Year (JNUG)

    These five gold and silver ETFs have crushed the market so far this year.
  40. The Main Differences between Credit Unions and Banks

    Consumers should know the main differences between credit unions and commercial banks when deciding where to do business. ...
  41. The Changing Banking Landscape: Opportunities and Risks For Investors

    Investment management—practiced by banks, serviced by banks, and a competitor against banks—clearly inhabits this landscape, ...
  42. Market Overview: 3Q2016

    U.S. Treasury yields moved lower in the second Q of 2016. Various government data releases showed a mixed view of the economy ...
  43. My Travel Notes on Canadian Bonds

    We take a closer look at foreign bond markets and what investors are doing in them. Today, we focus on Canada.
  44. Investing in Leveraged Buyouts: Know the Risks

    Leveraged buyouts allow investors to make large acquisitions without a lot of capital. But LBOs carry big risks and result ...
  45. Shorting an ETF vs. Buying an Inverse ETF

    Investors who want to bet against specific sectors or indexes can either short an ETF or buy an inverse ETF. Which is better ...
  46. A Historical Guide to the Gold-Silver Ratio

    Regardless of the direction in gold and silver prices, investors can make money by trading on the price relationship between ...
  47. Know Where You're Investing!

    Take a look at the top performing mutual funds offered by AllianceBernstein that have the longest established track records, ...
  48. The Economic Effects of Water Shortages

    Raising water prices to dampen demand is a necessary approach to solving the world's water shortage.
  49. Top 5 Small-Cap ETFs (IWM,IJR,VB,VBR,IWO)

    These five small-cap ETFs have all appreciated since their inception, have low expense ratios and pay a dividend.
  50. The GDP and its Importance

    GDP is an accurate indication of an economy's size. Few data points can match the GDP and its growth rate's conciseness. ...
  51. Chart of the Week: The Main Ingredient Required for Further Stock Gains

    Global stocks are up year-to-date. Chief Investment Strategist Richard Turnill explains what's required for equities to move ...
  52. The Top 3 Drivers of the Great Depression in 1929

    Find out what caused the Great Depression in 1929, and why the crash was so deep that it persisted all the way through World ...
  53. Save Money by Analyzing Economic Trends

    It may seem like a tactic for active traders, but following economic trends can help you save and make money.
  54. Junk Energy Bonds Under Renewed Pressure (HYXE, HK)

    Declining oil prices put high yield energy companies under renewed pressure. Default rates are already approaching full year ...
  55. How Oil ETFs Perform Relative to the Oil Price (USO, SZO)

    Oil price volatility presents opportunities for investors, but ETFs that track oil may not be fit for the purpose.
  56. Updated Investment Views for the Second Half

    We share how to potentially position portfolios for the market and economic environment we see ahead for the remainder of ...
  57. Negative Rates in the US: What Are The Chances?

    Find out the possibility of the Federal Reserve following the lead of the European Central Bank in employing a negative interest ...
  58. 5 Federal Reserve Reforms That Would Boost Transparency

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently published specific directives for the Federal Reserve to become more transparent and ...
  59. 5 Countries Where the USD Is Commonly Accepted

    In these five countries, the U.S. dollar is either the official currency or is used alongside native currencies for transactions.
  60. Career Advice: Management Consulting Vs. Investment Banking

    Compare the career opportunities available in management consulting and investment banking. Learn about salaries, skills ...
  61. 4 Ways To Cut Your Living Expenses

    Living expenses can add up if you're not careful, here's how to save on everyday living expenses.
  62. Can Microsoft Revisit Its Tech-Boom High? (MSFT)

    Projected EPS growth and the acquisition of LinkedIn will impact the performance of Microsoft's stock.
  63. Yahoo's Stock: Only 8% Return in 10 Years (YHOO)

    Now that Yahoo's core business is being sold to Verizon, a look back at the drivers of its stock price history over the last ...
  64. 4 Reasons Above-Average Returns Are Behind Us

    Watch for signals that a smaller working-age population or global economic weakness could slow GDP growth and bring lower ...
  65. Turtle Trading: A Market Legend

    In 1983, an expert trader decided to coach 14 novice traders. The results were astounding.
  66. 6 Investing Mistakes That the Ultra Wealthy Don't Make

    Understand who ultra-high-net-worth individuals are and how they invest. Learn about the six key investment mistakes that ...
  67. VCVLX, VEXPX: 3 Vanguard Equity Fund Underperformers

    Discover three funds from Vanguard Group that consistently underperform their indexes. Learn how consistent most Vanguard ...
  68. Retirement Savings Tips For 35- To 44-Year-Olds

    Learn how the "sandwich generation" can save for retirement while taking care of their kids and parents.
  69. 10 FinTech Companies to Watch in 2016

    These are 10 FinTech companies to watch in 2016.
  70. 7 Ways To Improve Your Home's Sell-ability

    Even in a down market, there are some quick and easy ways to improve the chances of selling your house.
  71. How Did Google Co-Founder Larry Page Get Rich?

    A look at Larry Page's 10 rules for becoming successful and how he became a billionaire by age 35. He's now worth $35.7 billion. ...
  72. Simon Johnson on the Next Global Recession

    Simon Johnson is forecasting a "rollercoaster ride" for the world's economy.
  73. 10 Must Watch Documentaries for Finance Professionals

    Find out about some of the best documentaries that finance professionals can watch to gain a better understanding of their ...
  74. Why Rising Household Debt Will Hurt the Economy

    Global gross debt has increased by $60 trillion since the real estate and financial market meltdown in 2008.
  75. What Does Comcast Own ? (CMCSA, DWA)

    A quick look at businesses owned by of the media and technology company Comcast Corporation.
  76. 3 Eaton Vance Mutual Funds with Long Track Records (EV)

    Discover three Eaton Vance mutual funds with long track records. Review brief descriptions about each fund's management and ...
  77. 5 Cities That Give You the Best Chance to Get Rich

    If you want to build sustainable wealth, where you choose to hang your hat can have a significant impact on your success. ...
  78. True Value Of An Olympic Medal

    Olympic medals may not be as valuable as one might think. They are made mostly out of silver, making them much less valuable ...
  79. More Than 15 Minutes of Fame for These Emerging Markets

    Investors mostly saw Brexit as a negative for markets, but many risk assets have rebounded from the selloffs immediately ...
  80. One Place to Look for Income Now

    Find out why emerging market (EM) debt is enjoying robust returns this year.
  81. Tesla: 6 Secrets You Didn't Know (TSLA)

    We bet you don't know who founded Tesla, how long CEO Elon Musk spent in grad school, how much he gets paid, or how fast ...
  82. Behind Google's 243% Rise in 10 years (GOOGL)

    Analyze Alphabet's stock price history to determine the primary drivers of appreciation. See how growth and outlook were ...
  83. Foreign Firms Face Increasing Barriers in China

    Foreign firms are facing increasing protectionism and uncertainty regarding intellectual rights protection when expanding ...
  84. How Installment Loans Work

    Everything you need to know before taking out an installment loan.
  85. Another Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Builds His Gold Position

    Paul Singer of Elliott Management becomes the latest hedge fund manager to seek a refuge in gold.
  86. Facebook: 7 Secrets You Didn't Know (FB)

    Why Mark Zuckerberg walks the office with a samurai sword, and other surprising facts about Facebook's leadership, operations, ...
  87. What Record Oil Stock Sales Mean for Investors (SU, QEP)

    Energy producers are raising money from a record volume of secondary offerings to acquire land and increase production.
  88. Here's Why Fixed-Income Returns Are So Low

    As the Federal Reserve remains reluctant to aggressively raise interest rates, investors continue to search for yield.
  89. How Do You Purchase Physical Gold Bars?

    Find out how to buy gold bars, including tips on evaluating purity, form, size and authenticity of the purchase.
  90. 3 Reasons Cash Is a Smart Position in Your Portfolio

    Explore three reasons to hold cash positions in investment portfolios, including the advantages of liquidity in falling markets ...
  91. Top 5 Corporate Donors in Energy (XOM, CVX)

    The largest corporate donors from the energy sector in 2015 include companies that substantially increased their giving despite ...
  92. The World Turned Upside Down

    Learn why governments may be getting ready to loosen up.
  93. Behind Microsoft's 127.4% Rise in 10 Years (MSFT)

    The most influential factors behind Microsoft's historical stock price price include tech valuations and the company's evolving ...
  94. Pay-to-Play Rule Back in Spotlight with Pence Nom

    The SEC pay-to-play rule, which limits campaign contributions from financial advisors, is especially relevant with Governor ...
  95. Baker Hughes Rig Count: Analyzing Trends in 2016 (BHI)

    Review Baker Hughes' rig count to identify trends in oil production. Find out what rig count and crude oil mix indicate about ...
  96. 5 Tips On When To Sell Your Stock

    Learn when it might be time to sell your stock.
  97. Is the U.S. Housing Market Really Coming Back?

    Analyze housing data to determine if the U.S. market is recovering, and assess price, sales volume, construction and inventory ...
  98. Don’t Blame The U.S. for The Yield Meltdown

    This month added another bizarre chapter to the seemingly endless drop in bond yields.
  99. 6 Dangerous Moves for First-Time Investors

    First-time investors beware of these potentially disastrous decisions.
  100. The Indian Story, Rebooted

    Once a BRIC, then one of the “Fragile Five," is India regaining its luster? We discuss the case for India.
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