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  1. 6 Dangerous Moves for First-Time Investors

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

    Once a BRIC, then one of the “Fragile Five," is India regaining its luster? We discuss the case for India.
  3. Behind Tesla's 1,173% Rise in 10 years (TSLA)

    Pay attention to whether Tesla’s profitability can prove worthy of the level of enthusiasm generated for the company by CEO ...
  4. Britain’s Long and Difficult Divorce from Europe

    Though it seems like the Brexit storm has blown over, uncertainty remains high as the fundamental ramifications have yet ...
  5. One Thing to Never Do When the Stock Market Goes Down

    We could all use a little reminder.
  6. 4 Little-Known Ways to Reduce Your Property Taxes

    Here are little known ways you can try to reduce your property tax liability.
  7. Why the 10-Year US Treasury Rates Are Crucial

    10-year treasury bond yields are important indicators of the economy as a whole.
  8. Chart of The Week: 4 Reasons You Should Still Invest Abroad

    Though this year has not been a stellar one for many markets don’t be so quick to abandon investing outside the US. Here ...
  9. Why These European Countries Don't Use The Euro

    The euro is a common currency of the European Union. Yet, many EU countries don’t use the euro. Investopedia explores why.
  10. The World's Top 10 Economies

    A look at the top 10 economies in the world.
  11. Another Reason Rates are Likely to Be Lower for Longer

    The Federal Reserve (Fed) has suggested it’s likely to remain on hold for the near future given Brexit-related uncertainty ...
  12. Advisors' Take on the Turbulent Earnings Season

    Is a market correction in the near future inevitable? Advisors who believe this to be talk through what they see as the best ...
  13. Has Rising Rent in Big Cities Peaked?

    Learn how the interplay of supply and demand factors in coming years are to influence whether rental prices peak or continue ...
  14. Implied vs. Historical Volatility: The Main Differences

    Discover the differences between historical and implied volatility, and how the two metrics can determine whether options ...
  15. Up for Debate: Political Risk

    Managing political risks cost-effectively is difficult but today portfolio managers need to give it serious thought.
  16. Will Central Banks Look to New Tools?

    With a couple weeks to digest the Brexit vote, we see some key takeaways tied to the market rebound.
  17. Are ETFs Liquid Enough for a Bear Market Exodus?

    Are ETFs liquid enough for a mass exodus that could come with the next major market downturn?
  18. Our Outlook for the Second Half

    What’s in store for the second half? Around 90 BlackRock portfolio managers and executives recently gathered to discuss the ...
  19. The Negative Rates of Europe's Central Banks

    We are currently seeing negative central bank deposit rates and government and corporate bonds with negative yields, but ...
  20. Behind Verizon's 66.7% Rise in 10 years (VZ, T)

    Analyze Verizon's stock performance over the past 10 years. Learn how VZ's defensive characteristics and periods of strong ...
  21. Minimum Volatility Strategies in a Post-Brexit World

    Using Brexit as an example to show how minimum volatility strategies work and why they deserve more of your attention.
  22. Why Utility Stocks Are No Longer a Safe Haven

    Utility stocks have been the best performing sector in the S&P 500 Index so far this year but many believe they are now overvalued. ...
  23. 5 Ways To Stretch Your Retirement Budget

    Stretch your retirement budget to live comfortably.
  24. Why Apple Can Be a Value Stock But Not a Defensive Stock (AAPL)

    Examine Apple's 2016 price decline to identify its potential as a value stock. Contrast Apple's characteristics with defensive ...
  25. How a Weaker Pound Could Absorb Market Shocks

    Markets remain nervous after Brexit, which sent the British pound plummeting. Yet, we point out some of the long-term benefits ...
  26. US Oil Sector Pre-Earnings Analysis

    Analysts expect oil refiners to do best and upstream crude producers to do worst this earnings season.
  27. Get This: Bonds Beat Stocks After All

    Data shows that long-term Treasury securities have actually outperformed the S&P 500 over the past 10 years.
  28. Chart of the Week: A Cautiously Optimistic Outlook for U.S. Earnings

    We're optimistic U.S. earnings will improve in the second half, but we believe the rebound may not be as big as many expect. ...
  29. Why You Should Diversify and Rebalance

    When investing, it is wise to not put all your eggs in one basket. Diversification and rebalancing should be part of your ...
  30. 8 Reasons To Own Gold

    This precious metal's rich history stems from its ability to maintain value over the long term.
  31. Investopedia's Oddest Business and Investing Terms

    The oddest business and investing terms found on Investopedia.
  32. IMF on the 4 Headwinds of U.S. Economic Growth

    Explore the four major economic headwinds that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) identifies as principal obstacles to ...
  33. U.S. vs. China: Is China Really at Overcapacity?

    Find out why the Chinese economy suffers from overcapacity, particularly in steel and other industrial sectors, and why they ...
  34. 4 Cases to Buy If the Stock Market Is at an All-Time High

    Learn about why someone would invest in the stock market, even if it has reached an all-time high. This article will review ...
  35. Mergers And Acquisitions: Understanding Takeovers

    In the dramatic world of M&amp;As, battleground terms meld with bizarre metaphors to form the language of the game.
  36. Behind Johnson & Johnson's 91.5% Rise in 10 years (JNJ)

    Analyze Johnson & Johnson's historical stock price performance. Learn how equity valuations, operating fundamentals and health ...
  37. Is the Global Economy Much Worse Than Experts Say?

    Learn about three factors that suggest the global economy is far weaker than experts admit and why these factors should concern ...
  38. How Brexit Can Affect the European Economy

    Pay attention to the economic consequences for the European Union as a result of the Brexit, and compare the outcomes with ...
  39. What Makes An M&A Deal Work?

    Do you know why companies merge? Here we'll take a look at three successful company acquisitions and why they succeeded. ...
  40. Chart of the Week: The Investing Implications Beyond Brexit

    Chief Investment Strategist Richard Turnill explains the economic landscape we now expect post-Brexit and how we have updated ...
  41. Why are Investors Refusing to Let Go of Their Safety Blanket?

    Russ describes why the “risk “off” assets are thriving despite the “risk on” post Brexit vote.
  42. 9 States Where You'll Pay the Most in Taxes

    Which state you live in can mean thousands of dollars saved or lost in taxes each year. Here's a list of states to avoid ...
  43. What to Learn from Millennials’ Distrust of Banks

    An examination of why Millennials distrust traditional financial services firms can help financial advisors adapt their ways ...
  44. It's All Related: Interest, Mortgages, the Economy

    The article looks into the relationship between the economy, interest rates and mortgage rates.
  45. Why the Purchasing Managers' Index Matters

    The Purchasing Managers' Index is a telling sign of the U.S. economy. But what is it?
  46. 5 Risky Energy Stocks (FCX,APC,RIG,HFC,PBR)

    These stocks might continue to rally, but they come with high risk.
  47. The Gold Standard Revisited

    Think the value of gold is unshakable? Read this chronicle of its rise and fall.
  48. How Much Disaster Can Gold Hedge?

    Gold holds up well in the face of fear, but offers little in times of true collapse.
  49. Why the Financial Industry is Still Broken

    Most financial professionals are good people, but the U.S. financial system is set up in a way that doesn’t typically place ...
  50. Quantitative Easing: Does It Work?

    This controversial monetary policy has been used by some of the world's most powerful economies. But does it work?
  51. What Causes A Currency Crisis?

    Find out what can cause a currency to collapse and what central banks can do to help.
  52. Gold: The Other Currency

    Throughout history, gold has held its value against paper currencies. Learn how it can help offset market risks.
  53. 5 Areas Advisors Should Watch Post-Brexit

    These are the five areas advisors need to watch post-Brexit in order to protect clients.
  54. How Interest Rates Affect The Stock Market

    Whether you're buying lunch, a home or a stock, you're influenced by interest rates.
  55. How Much Influence Does The Fed Have?

    Find out how current financial policies may affect your portfolio's future returns.
  56. How the Federal Reserve Affects Your Mortgage

    The Federal Reserve can impact the cost of funds for banks and consequently for mortgage borrowers when maintaining economic ...
  57. How To Avoid Emotional Investing

    Most investors buy high and sell low, but you can avoid this trap by using some simple strategies.
  58. Tesla's Got the Keys: A History of Its Success

    Tesla’s cars have catapulted the company into the spotlight as one of the few successful independent automakers.
  59. Top 5 Gold Mining Stocks (ABX,NEM,AEM,GOLD,KGC)

    These five gold mining stocks have been performing well. Here's how they look on a fundamental basis.
  60. Is Jessica Alba’s Company Worth $1B?

    As Jessica Alba is contemplating an exit strategy, which public companies may be the most likely suitors for The Honest Company, ...
  61. 10 Small-Cap Stocks With Growth Potential (HMSY)

    These 10 small-cap stocks have potential for growth.
  62. Instituting Investing Rules: Brexit Lessons

    In the aftermath of Brexit, it is important to have investing rules that you stick to hard and fast.
  63. Why Gold Matters

    Gold is a very useful investment during periods of instability and high inflation.
  64. Understanding The Treasury Yield Curve Rates

    Treasury yield curves are a leading indicator for the future state of the economy and interest rates.
  65. Which Companies Will Thrive on the Yuan

    Explore the debate on whether a fed rate hike or the exchange rate of the Chinese yuan is more important, including their ...
  66. Oil And Gas Industry Primer

    Before jumping into this hot sector, learn how these companies make their money.
  67. The Best Alternatives to Payday Loans

    If you are short on cash a week or more before your next paycheck, you may consider taking out a so-called payday loan. There ...
  68. Peak Oil: What To Do When The Wells Run Dry

    Find out how to invest and protect your investments in this slippery sector.
  69. What Determines Oil Prices?

    Changes in the price of oil aren't arbitrary. Read on to find out what moves them and why.
  70. How Brexit Can Impact the Euro and the U.S. Dollar

    Find out why Brexit could threaten the short-term stability of the British pound sterling and the euro, and why the U.S. ...
  71. Two Roads: Debt or Financial Independence?

    A higher income won't make you richer – unless you learn to live on less.
  72. Bay Area Housing Market: Bubble or Not?

    Identify some of the common arguments for and against the presence of a housing bubble in 2016 in the Bay Area real estate ...
  73. 10 Best States to Own a Big House

    On top of the low property taxes and average housing costs, these states all tend to have great natural beauty and land worth ...
  74. How to Protect Your Portfolio from Brexit Fallout

    Here are some ways to minimize the impact of Brexit on your portfolio.
  75. Investing Abroad? What to Tell Angry Clients

    Here's how to convince clients with overseas investments to stay the course despite Brexit.
  76. Why Oil Prices Won't Affect S&P Profit Margins (BCS)

    Learn why Barclays thinks that a rise in oil prices should lead to improvements in profit margins for the S&P 500, as well ...
  77. Did Microsoft Acquire LinkedIn for the Cloud Business? (MSFT, LNKD)

    Explore why Microsoft's acquisition of LinkedIn goes beyond cloud computing, including the benefits to Dynamics CRM and the ...
  78. Is China a Red Flag to U.S. Equities?

    Explore the red flag warnings coming from China, including escalating debt, the rapid increase of nonperforming loans and ...
  79. Why GAAP and Non-GAAP Are More Divergent Since 2009

    Examine the divergence of GAAP and adjusted earnings in the years leading up to 2015 to identify the factors causing the ...
  80. What’s the US Yield Curve Signaling?

    In recent weeks, the difference in yields between 10-year and 2-year U.S. Treasuries has hit post financial crisis lows, ...
  81. What Happens to Scotland and Wales After Brexit?

    A possible Brexit from the EU could put Scottish independence back on the table after 2016, and may even compromise the entire ...
  82. Will a Global Recession Tip U.S. Markets Into Correction?

    Learn why the U.S. stock market appears to be headed for a serious correction, and why global markets are not exactly a safe ...
  83. 7-Year Bull vs. Brexit: Bull Wins!

    While Brexit will most likely continue to roil the markets in the short term, it's unlikely it will cloud the future of the ...
  84. Is General Motors Stock Really a Buy? (GM)

    Learn about the challenges faced by General Motors Company and the changing dynamic of the auto industry as innovation draws ...
  85. What’s Next for the Eurozone After Brexit

    We explain the significance in a post-Brexit world of the U.K.'s vote to leave the EU just days before the start of a 15-month ...
  86. Why Negative Interest Rates Are Not Working

    Find out why negative interest rate policies are failing because bond buyers do not want a negative yield and saturated borrowers ...
  87. Is the Bank of Japan Failing as a Central Bank?

    The failure of Abenomics and 25+ years of the Bank of Japan's monetary policy disappointments have Japan on the brink of ...
  88. How the Strong Dollar Impacts Hedge Funds (MNGPY)

    Learn why the U.S. dollar rallied in May 2016. Discover how a rising dollar impacts hedge funds, and become aware of why ...
  89. Why the Dollar Can't Help U.S. Banks

    Learn why a strong dollar should produce benefits for the largest U.S. banks, but why those benefits are likely to be offset ...
  90. M&A: Chinese Companies' Interests in U.S. Companies

    Explore China's record-setting cross-border M&A activity while delving into the reasons surrounding this splurge of foreign ...
  91. Elizabeth Warren's Solution to No COLA Increase in 2016

    Sen. Warren plans to increase in Social Security benefits in place of a COLA in 2016.
  92. 8 High Risk Investments That Could Double Your Money

    8 high-risk investment vehicles that can double investors' funds.
  93. Large Facebook Investor Sees IPO Boom (FB)

    Learn why Mark Andreessen believes technology IPOs and M&A activity may rebound strongly beginning in late 2016, and why ...
  94. El-Erian on the New World Order: Interview

    Dr. Mohamed El-Erian sat down with Investopedia columnist David Garrity to discuss how investors can prepare for a drastically ...
  95. Investing in Oil Stocks vs. Oil Companies: What's the Difference? (USO)

    Learn about the major advantages, disadvantages and risks of investing in oil companies and investing in oil and gas exploration ...
  96. Seth Klarman Predicts a Tough Road Ahead for MU,PYPL

    In Q1, billionaire hedge fund manager Seth Klarman reduced his stake in PYPL while completely selling out of PYPL. Let's ...
  97. Can Immigration Reform Help the Economy?

    Learn some of the possible effects, both good and bad, of immigration reform on the economy. These include more jobs and ...
  98. What Happened to the Bull Market?

    Stocks suffered a horrific sell-off following the surprise vote by the UK to exit the EU. But what happened to the bull market? ...
  99. Why Capital Outflows From China Are Inevitable

    Explore possible central bank collusion between the People's Bank of China and the U.S. Federal Reserve over future interest ...
  100. Does Deutsche Bank Have Similarities to Lehman? (DB)

    Learn why Deutsche Bank's mounting debt and need to raise capital lead some analysts to believe it may be the next Lehman ...
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