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  1. The Relationship Between Gold and Gold ETFs

    Here's how the price of gold ETFs corresponds to the price of actual gold.
  2. How is an ETC different from an ETF? (IAU)

    An exchange traded commodity (ETC) has many similarities to an exchange traded funded (ETF), but also a few differences. ...
  3. Why Advisors Shouldn't Fear a Recession

    Advisors who have clients who may fear a recession should take note that there is always some opportunity in a volatile market.
  4. What a Slowing Chinese Economy Means to Africa

    China is Africa's largest trading partner. What does China's slowing growth mean for the continent?
  5. Wells Capital Management: Investment Manager Highlight (WFC)

    Read about Well Fargo & Company's institutional asset management subsidiary Wells Capital Management, a firm with over $348 ...
  6. The 3 Most Shorted Sectors in the S&P 500

    Discover why short sellers in the S&P 500 have been the most active in the energy, consumer discretionary and telecommunications ...
  7. UBS Asset Management: Investment Manager Highlight

    Read about the investment management operations of UBS Asset Management, a global operation with $649 billion in assets under ...
  8. Analyzing 3D Systems’ Return on Equity (DDD, SSYS)

    Find out how 3D Systems' ROE has changed over time and how it compares to peers. How have profitability, asset turnover and ...
  9. The 5 Highest Paid Executives in The Financial Sector (JPM, C)

    Learn who the highest paid executives in the financials sector are and how they became some of the most influential and powerful ...
  10. Manulife Asset Management: Investment Manager Highlight (MFC)

    Read about Manulife Financial Corporation's global investment management unit, an operation with more than $300 billion in ...
  11. The Best Technical Analysis Trading Software

    Which are the top stock trading software for stock analysis? Here is the comparative list of the ones offering the best features.
  12. What Is Money?

    It's a part of everyone's life, and we all want it, but do you know how it gains value and how it is created?
  13. How Globalization Affects Developed Countries

    The increase in communications technology has companies competing in a global market.
  14. Apple Will ‘Loop Us In’ on a New, Tiny iPhone Monday (AAPL)

    Apple's secretive "Let Us Loop You In" event on March 21 promises to unveil much, but the biggest surprise might not be what ...
  15. Byron on the Biggest Risks to the Markets

    According to Byron Wien, here is what you should and should not worry about in 2016.
  16. How The Federal Reserve Manages Money Supply

    Find out how the Fed manages bank reserves and this contributes to a stable economy.
  17. Satyajit Das: The Age of Stagnation

    Find out what markets expert Satyajit Das is forecasting for the global economy in his new book, and why he thinks the next ...
  18. Principal Global Investors: Investment Manager Highlight (PFG)

    Learn about the investment operations of Principal Global Investors, the Principal Financial subsidiary with more than $36 ...
  19. Oak Investment Partners: Investment Manager Highlight (ODP, DKS)

    Learn about the operations of Oak Investment Partners, a private equity firm with 13 venture capital funds invested primarily ...
  20. Adobe Jumps on Strong Earnings (ADBE)

    With these current stock gains, not only is Adobe suddenly eying a new 52-week high, the company's bullish guidance may force ...
  21. Melon Capital Management: Investment Manager Highlight (BK)

    Learn more about the investment management operations of Mellon Capital Management, a BNY Mellon subsidiary with over $329 ...
  22. Investec Asset Management: Investment Manager Highlight

    Read about the innovative South African investment company Investec Asset Management, and see how it managed to launch and ...
  23. Expect FINRA to Ask These Culture Questions

    This month, FINRA kicks off its culture examinations for brokerage firms. Here's how to cram for the test.
  24. Capital Markets' Analysis: 3 Sectors with Predictive Qualities (DJTA, DJUA)

    Learn how specific market sector analysis can provide investors with an early warning about potential market downturns that ...
  25. Home-Equity Loans: What You Need To Know

    We shed light on why consumers decide to use this form of debt and whether it is a good alternative.
  26. A Guide To Trading Binary Options In The U.S.

    What binary options are, how they work and where you can legally trade them in the U.S.?
  27. A Look At Primary And Secondary Markets

    Knowing how the primary and secondary markets work is key to understanding how stocks trade.
  28. Learn The Lingo Of Private Equity Investing

    Because of the non-public nature of private equity, it can be difficult to the learn the lingo. We break it down here.
  29. Understanding Interest Rates, Inflation And Bonds

    Get to know the relationships that determine a bond's price and its payout.
  30. How Interest Rates Affect The U.S. Markets

    Interest rates can have both positive and negative effects on U.S. stocks, bonds and inflation.
  31. Gundlach: S&P Has 2% Upside, 20% Downside

    Everyone has an opinion, but Gundlach's opinion has been right on the money. Therefore, it would make sense to listen.
  32. Neverending Lawsuits Line up in VW Emissions Case (VLKAY)

    The EPA is seeking billions in fines from VW for breaking emissions standards. Now, institutional investors are lining up ...
  33. The Coming Fiduciary Rule: Advisor, Client Impact

    The proposed DOL fiduciary standard has wide ranging implications for advisors and their clients. Here's an overview for ...
  34. How to Avoid Advisors Who've Been Disciplined

    It's not hard to find out if a potential financial planner has a shady past. Here's why it's so important to check an advisor's ...
  35. ITT Corporation: An Activist Investment Analysis (ITT, VEC)

    Take a detailed look at activist Relational Investors' involvement in the breakup of ITT, as well as some of the positive ...
  36. Will European Deflation Lead to More Stimulus?

    Discover why the European Central Bank is likely to announce a bolder stimulus package after consumer prices declined 0.2% ...
  37. 3 Benefits of a Successful Tender Offer: Cliffs Natural (CLF)

    Learn about the potential benefits that the debt tender offer by Cliffs Natural Resources had for the company's balance sheet ...
  38. The IEX Index: 5 Reasons You Should Care (RY, GS)

    Discover five reasons why every investor should care about how Brad Katsuyama and his Investor's Exchange, or IEX, are taking ...
  39. The 8 Biggest International Asset Managers in 2016 (ALV, LGEN)

    Learn more about eight of the largest investment management companies headquartered in Europe, as ranked by assets under ...
  40. Analyzing FireEye's Return on Equity (FEYE, ANGI)

    Find out why FireEye had negative ROE in 2015. Learn how FireEye compares to peers on net profit margin, asset turnover ratio ...
  41. Top Pension Systems in the World

    The U.S. and Canada aren't even close to the top in retiree pensions. Canada ranks 7th of 20 countries; the U.S.,14th.
  42. The 10 U.S. Cities With the Most Vacant Homes

    Here is a look at ten U.S. cities that have the highest home vacancy rate. We examine the cause behind this problem.
  43. Acadian Asset Management: Investment Manager Highlight (STT)

    Take a closer look at Acadian Asset Management, the Boston-based global equity investment advisory firm that specializes ...
  44. Where Would the S&P 500 Be Without Fed Stimulus?

    Have you asked yourself where the S&P 500 would be without assistance? Here's a conservative estimate.
  45. Materials Sector: Industries Snapshot (DOW, DD)

    Explore the chemicals, packaging, construction materials and mining industries. See which factors are driving growth in each ...
  46. London's Effect On Gold Prices

    Read about the nearly 100-year-old London gold fix, why the process may be winding down and how Shanghai now threatens London ...
  47. Whose Way is Best: Janet Yellen or Mario Draghi?

    Janet Yellen and Mario Draghi are serving up very different strategies to try and bolster their countries' economies. One ...
  48. Analyzing FuelCell Energy’s Return on Equity (FCEL, PLUG)

    Analyze FuelCell's return on equity (ROE) and understand the components that have kept the company from generating earnings ...
  49. The Implications of a Brexit

    Learn about the implications of a Brexit: The United Kingdom remaining as a member of the European Union (EU) or leave it.
  50. The Most-traded ETFs in the United Kingdom

    The UK is the second-largest economy in Europe - ETFs are a highly interesting option for investors who intend to increase ...
  51. 6 Countries to Visit with a Strong Dollar in 2016

    The dollar's value has increased substantially against other world currencies. That makes 2016 a great time to travel and ...
  52. Analyzing Tata Motors Limited's Return on Equity (TTM, F)

    Explore Tata Motors' calendar-year 2015 return on equity (ROE). Find out how profit margin, asset turnover and financial ...
  53. GE's Jeffrey Immelt $33 Million in 2015

    General Electric saw a dramatic changeover in 2015 from a bloated conglomerate to an industrial power.
  54. Trump vs. Clinton: Who's Better for the Markets?

    Who is likely to be a more market-friendly president, Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?
  55. Here's How to Duck a FINRA Slap on L Shares

    Regular and L-share annuity contracts come with back-end surrender charges that clients should know. Here's how to steer ...
  56. 3 Factors Driving Gold Prices Higher in 2016 (GLD)

    Find out how uncertainty, interest rates and inflation expectations drove gold prices higher in early 2016 and why analysts ...
  57. 3 Catalysts That Can Boost U.S. Equities (XLE)

    Find out how rebounding energy prices, deceleration of Federal Reserve interest rate hikes and improving economic data can ...
  58. Analyzing LKQ Corp's Return on Equity (LKQ, DLPH)

    Explore LKQ Corp's recent operating performance to see what factors are driving return on equity (ROE). How does ROE compare ...
  59. Are Specialty ETFs Right for Your Portfolio?

    Specialty ETFs give investors exposure to alternative asset classes. But they aren't for everyone. Here's why.
  60. Comparing Wealth Management Services: Not So Easy

    It's more than privilege checking, but not exactly private banking. What do bank wealth management services actually deliver? ...
  61. The Biggest Losers From the U.S. Dollar Gaining Strength

    As the U.S. dollar continues to flex its muscle, many companies stand to benefit but also, an assortment of others stand ...
  62. Jack Welch vs. the IMF on the Economy (GE)

    The opinions of Jack Welch and the IMF on the economy should both be respected, but they couldn't possibly be further apart. ...
  63. Analyzing Tesla's Return on Equity (TSLA, FCAU)

    Learn about Tesla's return on equity (ROE). With DuPont analysis, discover why ROE has been negative since Tesla's IPO and ...
  64. A Quick Look at Rite Aid's Investor Relations (RAD, WBA)

    Find out how well Rite Aid’s investor relations arm scores on shareholder communications as a proposed mega-merger with Walgreens ...
  65. High Quality Stocks: Why Now Might Be the Time for Them

    The market has rallied in a big way, but many investors are still seeking a flight to quality. These three ETFs offer quality ...
  66. Why You Should Be Careful With Luxury Stocks Now

    Luxury stocks just rallied. Is this a sustainable rally or a dead cat bounce?
  67. Credit Suisse: Investment Manager Highlight (CS)

    Take a closer look at the asset management and investment products offered by Credit Suisse Group, the Switzerland-based ...
  68. Analyzing Marvell Technology Group's Return on Equity (MRVL, TSM)

    Learn about Marvell Technologies' return on equity (ROE), and find out how net margin, financial leverage and asset turnover ...
  69. Ares Management: Investment Manager Highlight (ARES)

    Examine the executive management and professional investment team at the global alternative asset management company, Ares ...
  70. Audit the Fed: Is Trump Right? (JPM)

    Find out why Donald Trump has a point when he claims it is vitally important to audit the Federal Reserve, the central banking ...
  71. Babson Capital Management: Investment Manager Highlight

    Take a look at some of the key executives and investment managers at the private investment management company Babson Capital ...
  72. Top 5 Positions in Mohnish Pabrai's Portfolio (FCAU, MS)

    Learn about Mohnish Pabrai and the types of funds and philanthropies he runs. Discover the top five positions in his hedge ...
  73. Cerberus Capital Management: Investment Manager Highlight

    Discover the personnel of the executive management and investment teams that operate private equity firm Cerberus Capital ...
  74. ConocoPhillips' 3 Most Profitable Lines of Business (COP)

    Learn about the oil and natural gas glut, its impact on producers such as ConocoPhillips, and the energy giant's top three ...
  75. GE Asset Management: Investment Manager Highlight (GE, ELFNX)

    Read more about GE Asset Management, the General Electric Company (GE) subsidiary with approximately $115 billion in assets ...
  76. Gulf Keystone Petroleum: Time to Invest (GUKYF)?

    Find out why it isn't yet time to invest in Gulf Keystone Petroleum, even though the company reached a new payment agreement ...
  77. JPMorgan Asset Management: Investment Manager Highlight (JPM)

    Read about the asset management arm of JPMorgan Chase & Company, one of the largest banking and financial services companies ...
  78. How to Analyze Rite Aid Stock Like an Investment Banker (RAD, WBA)

    Learn how to think like an investment banker when analyzing Rite Aid stock, and take into account the many variables that ...
  79. Trans Pacific Partnership: 4 Companies to Watch (TSN, CAG)

    Find out which U.S. companies stand to benefit from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) signed between the United States ...
  80. William Blair & Company: Investment Manager Highlight

    Learn about William Blair's service offering, executive leadership and holdings. Learn about the firm's areas of expertise ...
  81. Activision Blizzard Vs. Electronic Arts: Tale of Two Gamers in 2016 (EA, ATVI)

    Learn how Electronic Arts and Activision are using different strategies in attempts to dominate the shifting market for video ...
  82. Nutanix: The Road to an IPO in 2016 (CSCO)

    Learn why Nutanix is riding high in the hyper-converged computing market but is waiting for more market stability before ...
  83. What the Rumors are Suggesting About the iPhone 7

    Speculation about the iPhone 7 is gaining pace ahead of the expected release in September 2016. We review some of the major ...
  84. Qualcomm's 3 Most Profitable Lines of Business (QCOM)

    Learn about mobile phone chip maker Qualcomm, its top three most profitable lines of business and how Samsung can help revitalize ...
  85. The Biggest Losers From China's Slowdown

    A look at how China's slowdown is impacting countries around the world.
  86. Utilities Sector: Industries Snapshot (NEE, GAS)

    Discover how the utilities sector is broken down into different subcategories that each function to fill a different need.
  87. Investors Should Do These 5 Basic Things in 2016

    These are the 5 basic things every investor should do in 2016 to review and reevaluate their financial picture.
  88. The 3 Drivers Behind AON's Impressive Stock Performance (AON)

    Identify the key factors that led to Aon's excellent stock performance from 2011 to 2014 and understand why the stock has ...
  89. The Top 5 Positions in Henry Kravis and George Roberts' Portfolio (KKR, WBA)

    Discover the top five holdings in Henry Kravis and George Roberts' portfolio to see if these stocks can boost your portfolio ...
  90. Is a Rate Hike Coming?

    Is the Federal Reserve going to hike rates soon? The following opinions hold a lot of weight.
  91. Economist Roubini Sees Trouble Ahead

    Economist Nouriel Roubini isn't someone you want to discount when it comes to economic projections. Here's what he thinks. ...
  92. The Industry Handbook: The Agriculture Industry (COW, LSTK)

    Learn about the major lines of businesses involved in the agriculture industry and why this industry as a whole may be the ...
  93. Jim Rogers Sees 100% Chance of Recession

    Jim Rogers sees a 100% chance of recession within the next year. Why? And how is he planning for it?
  94. The Top 10 Stickiest Apps

    If you own a smartphone, you likely have too many apps on it. Here's a list of the most popular – the ones most people use ...
  95. 10 Stocks to Watch Due to a Weaker Euro (JAZZ, FLTX)

    Learn about factors that impact the performance of the euro in 2016 and the top 10 European stocks that will see the greatest ...
  96. 3 Stocks That Loathe Bull Markets (KO, WMT)

    Explore three stocks that have lagged the market during recent bull markets. Learn why defensive stocks tend to grow slowly ...
  97. 4 Factors That Will Hamper Oil Prices in 2016

    Learn why the prospect for a crude oil boom in 2016 is unlikely based on a world awash in oil during one of the periodic ...
  98. Are Corruption and Growth Conjoined?

    When you line up the corruption index with the fastest growing economies, the top 5 developed economies aren't above 70th ...
  99. What Big Data Can Tell us about the Economy

    Given recent market turbulence, it’s no wonder that investors are wondering whether the economy is heading in the right direction. ...
  100. If You Love a Brand, Should You Buy Their Stock? (AMZN,NFLX)

    Is there a correlation between brands consumers love most and the performance of their stocks?
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