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  1. A Look at Toyota's Flying Car Patent: Will it Become Reality?

    Learn about the flying car industry and specifically at Toyota's filing for a patent for a car with stackable wings. Are ...
  2. Top 5 Positions in Pierre Lagrange's Portfolio

    Discover what companies make up the top five positions of Pierre Lagrange's portfolio.
  3. Top 5 Positions in David Swensen's Portfolio

    Learn about David Swensen and the top five positions in his portfolio.
  4. Top 5 Positions in Bruce Kovner's Portfolio

    Learn about Bruce Kovner, how he accumulated his wealth and the top five holdings in his portfolio.
  5. Fund Highlight: Parnassus Core Equity Fund (PRBLX)

    Learn about the Parnassus Core Equity Fund, which invests in a concentrated portfolio of stocks of companies that have socially ...
  6. Top 5 Positions in First Pacific Advisors' Portfolio

    Learn about the top five equity holdings of First Pacific Advisors, an asset management firm that practices the contrarian ...
  7. 6 Consistently Resilient Retail Stocks (AMZN)

    These six retailers have delivered consistent sales growth since the financial crisis.
  8. Gold ETFs Vs. Oil ETFs: Which Should I Choose for 2016?

    Discover why making a decision between an oil or a gold ETF may not be as important as the structure and holdings of each ...
  9. Is Ford's Emoji Marketing Method Successful? (F)

    Learn how Ford used emoji-based marketing to promote its 2015 Focus model, and find out about the performance of the campaign ...
  10. Analyzing Advanced Micro Devices’ Return on Equity (AMD)

    Learn about Advanced Micro Devices' ROE in 2015. Find out why this metric was not meaningful, and what investors should expect ...
  11. Tesla's 3 Key Financial Ratios (TSLA)

    Learn about Tesla Motors, Inc. and the company's key financial ratios, such as gross margin, operating margin and inventory ...
  12. 3 Reasons Why North Korea Is Important in 2016

    Learn three areas where North Korea has the potential to disrupt the markets of the Asia-Pacific region and sour the U.S.-China ...
  13. 10 Tips for the Successful Long-Term Investor

    These guiding principles will help you avoid common folly during the decision-making process.
  14. This New Mortgage Only Requires 3% Down

    A new low-down-payment mortgage offering has attractive features, but be sure to check out all the options and get the whole ...
  15. What Caused the Great Depression?

    Learn how government actions may have contributed to this major economic downturn.
  16. Why Gold and Silver Prices are Diverging (GLD, SLV)

    Gold and silver prices are seeing a big performance divergence in 2016. Here's why.
  17. How Elon Musk Will Revolutionize the Modern World

    From Paypal to Tesla, Elon Musk is continually finding ways to revolutionize our lives.
  18. The Collapse of Oil, the weak Ruble and Sanctions Hammer Russia

    The world's largest energy exporter, Russia, is experiencing negative growth as a result of depressed oil prices, a weakening ...
  19. Looking to Hedge Volatility? Try These 2 ETFs

    The U.S. equity market has been experiencing turbulence in 2016. Discover analyses of two exchange-traded funds to hedge ...
  20. How the Election Year Will Impact Your Practice

    Who wins the presidency isn't the only political factor that will impact business and your practice this year. Here's what ...
  21. How to Optimize Taxable Portfolios in Bear Markets

    A bear market presents an opportunity for financial advisors to optimize clients' taxable portfolios.
  22. How China's Ailing Economy is Becoming Contagious

    Contagion from China might soon become a reality. For some stocks, it's already real.
  23. The 4 Best Hedges for a Drop in the S&P 500

    Learn about the most effective S&P 500 hedging strategies available to protect a portfolio during steep corrections and long-term ...
  24. Macroeconomic Forces That Will Control Markets in 2016

    Learn why several basic macroeconomic factors will control the direction of stock and bond markets in 2016.
  25. 4 ETFs To Trade the Euro (FXE, ULE)

    Learn how investors can utilize ETFs to trade major currencies such as the euro without the requirement of having a separate ...
  26. 2 Consumer Staples Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows Worth Buying (WBA, FLO)

    Consider the fundamentals for Walgreens Boots Alliance and Flowers Foods as post-earnings report price reductions create ...
  27. 5 Stocks with Predictive Qualities (UNP, CNI)

    Learn about five stocks that have predictive qualities. Find out what investors can learn from bellwether stocks, price correlations ...
  28. Gold ETFs Vs. Bull Markets (GLD, IAU)

    Explore the relationships between gold ETFs and bullish equity markets. Learn how prices have correlated historically and ...
  29. M&A Report: Will These 5 Trends Carry into 2016?

    Find out what was behind the record level of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in 2015 and whether the trend will continue ...
  30. Why Greece, Oil and China Affect the Mexican Peso

    Discover how oil, Greece and China have all played a part in the rapid devaluation of the Mexican peso compared to other ...
  31. Russia Is Not Happy With The Iran Deal

    Discover why Russia, an ally of Iran, is unhappy that the sanctions imposed against Iran due to its nuclear program have ...
  32. Online Banking: Your App Is Safest

    With cyber attacks becoming more frequent and sophisticated, it’s time to take steps to make your online banking experience ...
  33. Consumer Confidence Down From Last Year

    Economic readings point to good times ahead. Consumer sentiment says something else. What is correct?
  34. The 6 Strongest Currencies Vs. The U.S. Dollar in 2016

    Learn about the world currencies that are stronger than the U.S. dollar, as of February 2016, as well as which factors have ...
  35. Can Frackers Survive Cheap Oil?

    Frackers are currently facing a supply glut and depressed demand. How will they weather the storm?
  36. UWTI Can't Go to Zero: Here is Why

    Learn how UWTI can't go to zero due to endless reverse splits and the acceleration clause that will allow for liquidation ...
  37. 5 Tips On Moving From the U.S. To Europe

    Learn about some critical differences between the United States and Europe that must be taken into consideration before moving ...
  38. 3 Financial Changes That Will Impact Your Everyday in 2016

    Learn about the financial trends in 2016 that may impact everyday life. Understand what driving factors may affect the financial ...
  39. China's Love Affair With Gold

    Discover how China's rapidly growing middle class has an insatiable desire for gold that has been influenced by the nation's ...
  40. 3 Utilities Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows Worth Buying

    Watch for utilities sector laggard NRG Energy, Inc. and its yieldco NRG Yield, Inc. to improve their performances during ...
  41. 3 Volatile Utilities Stocks For The Risk Taker

    Explore three volatile stocks in the utilities sector investors should consider for long positions.
  42. The 5 Best Solar Stocks for 2016

    Discover five of the top-rated solar energy stocks that investors may consider for 2016.
  43. What Are the Federal Reserve's Bank Holidays?

    Obtain a complete rundown of the federal holidays that are observed by the Federal Reserve Bank and learn how they affect ...
  44. The World's Top 10 Natural Gas Companies (XOM, OGZPY)

    Read about the 10 companies that combined to produce about 105 billion cubic feet of natural gas in 2014, about 30% of the ...
  45. Financials Stocks: 3 to Avoid in 2016 (FBP, EVER)

    Identify three financial stocks that you are probably better off avoiding amid the uncertainty pervading the market and economy ...
  46. Why Is the Market Punishing American Express?

    American Express shares lost over 40% of their value in 2015. We examine some of the factors contributing to this fall.
  47. The Oil Sector's Three Big Challenges

    2015 wasn't a good year if you were an oil producer, an oil services firm or in any way connected to the oil sector. 2016 ...
  48. The Top Financial Events of 2015

    In thinking back on last year, the underlying story of 2015 is actually a positive surprise.
  49. Just How Vulnerable is the Global Economy?

    Is the global economy recovering or faltering? Perhaps the IMF knows the answer.
  50. Which Way Will Fed Chief Yellen Move Next?

    Nothing has more impact on investments than Federal Reserve language and policy. So what’s likely to be Janet Yellen's next ...
  51. 4 Key Takeaways From Wells Fargo's Earnings Report

    Wells Fargo is in a position of strength because of its low exposure to oil, smaller capital requirements, Fed actions and ...
  52. 3 S&P 500 Stocks to Avoid in 2016

    Discover the three S&P stocks with the weakest outlook for 2016, and understand why you should stay away from them given ...
  53. How Top Value Investors React to a Market Crash

    How these five renowned value investors profited from market crashes in history.
  54. 2 Industrials Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows Worth Buying (XLI, AME)

    Watch for Ametek and Steelcase to climb above their respective 50-day moving averages for the first time in 2016 as a result ...
  55. The Top 4 Stocks Listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange for 2016 (T.TO, IPL.TO)

    Understand what's happening with the Toronto Stock Exchange in 2016. Learn about four of the top stocks on the Toronto Stock ...
  56. Johnson & Johnson's 3 Key Financial Ratios (JNJ)

    Learn about Johnson & Johnson and its financial ratios, such as operating margin, return on invested capital (ROIC) and capital ...
  57. Fund Highlight: T. Rowe Price New Horizons Fund (PRNHX)

    Learn about the T. Rowe Price New Horizons Fund, which specializes in investing in small market capitalization companies ...
  58. The World's Top 5 Alternative Energy Companies (FSLR, NEE)

    Obtain information on five of the leading alternative energy companies to use when considering exposure to the market sector
  59. 2 Consumer Discretionary Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows Worth Buying (BLMN, TIF)

    Discover whether consumer discretionary stocks Bloomin' Brands and Tiffany $ Co., which are trading at their 52-week lows, ...
  60. 3 Bond Picks That Yield 10% or More

    Discover three high-yielding bonds issued by U.S. companies that have noninvestment-grade ratings and yield to maturities ...
  61. How Can Technology Make You a Smarter Investor?

    Managing money these days has become very similar to planning a trip as people use the same strategy of combining personal ...
  62. 3 Volatile Energy Stocks For The Risk Taker (APC, PXD)

    Learn information about three volatile energy stocks and why it may be a good time to consider an investment in them due ...
  63. Airlines May Enter a New Bear Market in 2016

    Despite savings from record low oil prices, airlines lost substantial ground in 2015. Is the airline industry entering a ...
  64. The Negatives of Negative Interest Rates

    Negative interest rates are taking over the world. Are they a cure or a disease, and will the Fed Chair follow suit?
  65. PepsiCo's Snacks Vs. Beverage Business: What's the Focus? (PEP)

    Find out if PepsiCo focuses more on its snack or beverage business, and learn about the financial contribution and growth ...
  66. How Will the Presidential Election Impact Markets?

    Is there a correlation between an election year and the performance of the financial markets?
  67. Top 5 Positions in Longleaf Partners' Portfolio

    Learn about the largest positions in Longleaf Partners' portfolio. Find out how those holdings performed in recent periods ...
  68. 4 Factors That Shape Market Trends

    Trends allow traders and investors to capture profits. Find out what's behind them.
  69. What's Ahead for U.S. Commercial Banks (WFC, JPM)

    U.S. commercial banks should benefit from higher interest rates, but anxiety about worldwide economic growth has generated ...
  70. Global Markets Slide as G20 Disappoints

    Global markets are reversing two weeks of gains Monday morning, following the G20 summit of world economic leaders, which ...
  71. The Problems with Negative Interest Rates

    Learn why there’s a view in some policy circles that easy monetary policy is good for an economy, and the more stimulus you ...
  72. My Boss, the Machine: Decentralized Autonomous Organizations

    The blockchain revolution is currently underway, with a slew of interesting and potentially disruptive use cases for this ...
  73. Analyzing M&T Bank Corporation's Return on Equity (MTB)

    Discover M&T Bank Corporation's present financial standing along with an analysis of past and present return on equity (ROE) ...
  74. The Top 5 Positions in Credit Suisse's Portfolio (CS)

    Take a look inside the in-house investment portfolio of Credit Suisse Bank and learn about the bank's top five stock holdings ...
  75. Johnson Controls Parting with Its Security Systems Business (JCI, VSR)

    Read about the sale of Johnson Controls' government-focused system integration business, and learn how the sale affects both ...
  76. Apple: An Activist Investment Analysis (AAPL)

    Learn about how activist investors have put pressure on Apple to return cash to its shareholders. Read about a proposal for ...
  77. Activision Blizzard: Will Warcraft Movie Save the Day? (ATVI)

    Understand Activision Blizzard's trends and its most popular game, "World of Warcraft," and learn why its stock will perform ...
  78. Bank of America's 4 Most Profitable Lines of Business (BAC)

    Discover how each of Bank of America's primary lines of business impact the company's bottom line and learn about the factors ...
  79. The 3 Best Performing Asset Classes in the Last 20 Years

    Find out which three asset classes have been the best performers over the last 20 years, and why looking at just nominal ...
  80. 3 Reasons Canada's Economy Matters in 2016

    Discover why Canada's 2015 recession matters and why the United States is particularly dependent on a healthy Canadian economy.
  81. Analyzing Porter's Five Forces on Goldman Sachs (GS)

    Read a Porter's Five Forces breakdown of America's largest stand-alone investment bank, Goldman Sachs, including how the ...
  82. Dollar Cost Averaging Case Study: Emerging Markets Stocks (GS, EEM)

    Take a look at how a hypothetical dollar-cost average investment of $100 per month into the MSCI Emerging Markets Index would ...
  83. 5 Times Goldman Sachs Got It Wrong in 2015 (GS, MSFT)

    Read about five times when analysts at the investment bank Goldman Sachs got it wrong in 2015, including a cheating scandal ...
  84. Analyzing Oil Storage Capacity by Country

    Discover which countries have the largest oil reservoirs and which countries produce and export the most oil per barrel each ...
  85. 3D Systems Corporations’ 4 Key Financial Ratios (DDD)

    Learn about the key ratios for analyzing 3D Systems and find out how analysts measure operational efficiency, growth potential ...
  86. The 5 Best Performing Stocks in the Last 20 Years (GMCR, CELG)

    Find out which six stocks have performed the best over the past 20 years, which industries generated the most growth and ...
  87. Marathon Petroleum Corporation: An Activist Investment Analysis (MPC, MPLX)

    Learn about Jana Partners' 2012 activist campaign with Marathon Petroleum. Find out how the hedge fund influenced the spinoff ...
  88. 3 PIMCO Thoughts on Central Banks in 2016

    Learn about PIMCO's outlook for central banks in Europe and the United Kingdom in 2016. Find out how inflation and GDP growth ...
  89. 3 Technology Stocks Near Their 52-Week Highs Worth Selling (XLNX, FICO)

    Find out why Xilinx, FICO and Verizon Communications are three technology stocks near 52-week highs that investors should ...
  90. Analyzing Priceline Group's Return on Equity (PCLN)

    Learn about Priceline's return on equity (ROE) relative to its peers and past performance. Find out how net margin, financial ...
  91. Analyzing GoPro's Return on Equity (GPRO)

    Learn about GoPro's return on equity (ROE) in 2015. What factors have shaped ROE over time? How does GoPro's ROE compare ...
  92. Top 5 Positions in Morgan Stanley's Portfolio (MS, SPY)

    Learn about Morgan Stanley and the type of business it operates. Understand what makes up its portfolio as well as the top ...
  93. Top 5 Positions in Charles Brandes' Portfolio (ERJ, MSFT)

    Learn about Charles Brandes' investment philosophy and largest positions. To which industries is Brandes exposed and how ...
  94. Chesapeake Energy: An Activist Investment Analysis (CHK)

    Learn about Carl Icahn's activist campaign against Chesapeake Energy in 2012. See how Chesapeake's share price has suffered ...
  95. Jeff Gundlach: Gold To Reach $1,400

    Learn the reasons why the bond guru is predicting gold prices to reach $1,400 an ounce, and why gold prices have suddenly ...
  96. European Banks: Growth in 2016?

    Understand the potential growth drivers of the European banking sector and whether 2016 will be a year of growth or continued ...
  97. Top 5 Positions in Bank of America's Portfolio (BAC, SPY)

    Learn about Bank of America and the top five investments the bank holds in its portfolio, backed in part by the firm's Merrill ...
  98. Common Sense Strategies For Adverse Markets

    Adverse markets require skillful adjustments to reduce risk and find new profit opportunities.
  99. 6 Growth Stocks You Should Keep an Eye On (ALK, AOS)

    These growth stocks have appreciated in an uncertain environment, and they all have the potential to be big long-term winners. ...
  100. The Real Estate Market's Supply and Demand Dilemma

    Should investors seek safety in real estate? Perhaps not. Here's why.
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