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  1. The Top 10 Large Cap Stocks for 2016 (BCS, AAPL)

    Discover the top 10 large-cap stocks that are expected to grow in 2016, with summaries and individual growth outlooks for ...
  2. How Las Vegas Sands Corporation Handles Macau (LVS)

    Find out how Las Vegas Sands is weathering the downturn in Macau by maintaining focus on long-term growth and diversified ...
  3. The Biggest M&A Deals of 2015

    Here is a summary of 2015 M&A activity and a look ahead at 2016.
  4. The Top 5 Large-Cap Oil Stocks for 2016 (SLB, CVX)

    Read about large-cap oil companies that could recover in 2016. Learn about why oil prices fell so dramatically during 2014 ...
  5. The Top 5 Alternative Energy Equity Mutual Funds for 2016 (FSLEX, GAAEX)

    Explore detailed analyses of the top five alternative energy equity mutual funds for 2016, and learn why they may be poised ...
  6. Cheap Currencies for Travel in 2016

    Discover three destinations with cheap currencies for travel in 2016, including one European country you can visit without ...
  7. Will Chinese Equities Continue to Slide in 2016? (FXP, YANG)

    Chinese equities started 2016 by plunging. Is this just the beginning?
  8. The Top 3 Small Cap Value ETFs for 2016 (JKL, DES)

    Discover the top performing exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the small-cap value equities category for investors to consider ...
  9. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Technology Stocks for 2016 (AXE, AVT)

    Discover the top five mid-cap technology stocks for 2016, with a summary, growth outlook and expected price target for the ...
  10. The Top 5 Dividend Paying Silver Stocks for 2016 (PAAS, TAHO)

    Discover the top five dividend-paying companies in the silver mining industry which investors can consider adding to their ...
  11. 5 Portfolio Ideas for 2016

    The Fed's zero interest rate policy is ending after seven years, the global economy is slowing and financial assets of all ...
  12. How Likely is a New Fiduciary Rule in 2016?

    New fiduciary standards for advisors working with retirement accounts are on the horizon. Will they become reality in 2016?
  13. Are These the Top 5 Retail Stocks of 2016?

    Retail hasn't been a hot sector, but these five retail names have the potential to stay hot in 2016.
  14. The Top 10 Dividend-Paying Gold Stocks for 2016 (RGLD, FNV)

    Discover the top 10 dividend-paying gold stocks going into 2016, with information on dividend yield, payout ratios and growth ...
  15. Weakest Currencies against the U.S. Dollar in 2015

    The U.S. dollar has been pummeling other currencies, largely due to falling global commodity prices. Here are the worst performing ...
  16. 4 Unusual Ways to Boost Social Security Benefits

    Working the system to get the highest legal Social Security benefits just got harder. Two long-time benefits strategies expired ...
  17. The Top 5 International Bond Funds for 2016

    Understand the opportunities available within the international bond market, and learn about the top-rated global bond funds ...
  18. Are These 2016's Best Tech Stocks? (AMZN, NFLX)

    If you stick with the theory that the winners keep winning on Wall Street these five technology stocks should be on your ...
  19. The Top 5 Micro Cap Bank Stocks for 2016 (SFBC, BOTJ)

    Discover some of the best micro-cap banking stocks that offer the highest potential for share price appreciation in the coming ...
  20. The Top 5 Semiconductor ETFs for 2016 (SMH, SOXX)

    Discover how you can get immediate exposure to semiconductor stocks through five of the best semiconductor ETFs available ...
  21. The Top 5 Large Cap Value Mutual Funds for 2016

    Understand the advantages of investing in large-cap value securities, and learn the best large-cap value mutual funds to ...
  22. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Growth ETFs for 2016 (VOT, IWP)

    Discover five of the top mid-cap growth ETFs available, and learn how to get exposure to growth-oriented companies across ...
  23. The Top 5 Oil and Gas Equity Mutual Funds for 2016 (VGENX, FSENX)

    Discover detailed analyses of the top oil- and gas-related mutual funds to consider, and learn about the characteristics ...
  24. The Top 5 Mid-Cap ETFs for 2016 (DON, VO)

    Check out five ETFs that could be well positioned heading into 2016, especially with a Federal Reserve that's expected to ...
  25. Costco’s Earnings Miss Overblown

    Costco missed earnings because of a variety of external factors. These factors are more or less inconsequential to the stock's ...
  26. Top OPEC Competitors and How OPEC Controls Them

    OPEC is the dominant authority in the global oil market. Who are its competitors and how does OPEC control them?
  27. Detroit Real Estate: Rising From the Ashes?

    The real estate market in Detroit might seem doomed after the city's bankruptcy. But a closer look shows opportunity for ...
  28. Rising Prices: Inflation or Quality Improvements?

    Price indices are used to measure inflation, but qualitative improvements in products complicates attempts to isolate the ...
  29. The Top 5 Copper ETFs for 2016 (JJM, JJC)

    Discover information about the copper and copper mining industries, and learn more about the top five copper exchange-traded ...
  30. 10 FinTech Companies to Watch in 2016

    These are 10 FinTech companies to watch in 2016.
  31. The Top 5 Bank Stocks for 2016 (BBT, BK)

    Learn about five financial institutions that are poised to benefit from a strengthening U.S. economy and possible higher ...
  32. 3 Ways to Play Gold at $1000 (GLD, GDX)

    Gold ended 2015 within 100-points of 1000 and could bounce at that psychological level in 2016.
  33. Favorite Rewards Credit Cards for 2016

    These credit card companies take different approaches to reward you for making purchases you'd have made anyway. The key ...
  34. The Top 6 Companies In Crude Tanker Business

    Investopedia provides a list of the top companies which are in the business of moving the crude oil across the globe
  35. The Top 5 ETFs to Track the Euro Stoxx 50 for 2016 (FEZ, HFEZ)

    Learn about a handful of the world's top ETFs designed to provide exposure to large-cap eurozone equities through the EURO ...
  36. IWM: iShares Russell 2000 Index ETF

    Find out more about the iShares Russell 2000 exchange-traded fund, or ETF, the characteristics of this ETF and its suitability ...
  37. 10 Stocks That Stand to Benefit From the Rise of Virtual Reality

    Earlier attempts at virtual reality failed, but 2016 promises to usher in a new generation of virtual reality technology ...
  38. These 25 Stocks Are Dividend Superstars (NVDA, MA)

    These 25 stocks are dividend superstars, but only four should be on your radar.
  39. Bond Sectors to Avoid in 2016 (HYG, JNK)

    Predicting the future in high-yield bonds is easy, yet many investors will probably refuse to listen. Here's why.
  40. What I Got Right (and Wrong) in 2015

    This year was distinct for two, contradictory reasons: rising volatility and stagnant returns, at least in the United States. ...
  41. The Top 5 Small Cap Bank Stocks for 2016 (SFNC, HBHC)

    Find out more about the top five small-cap bank stocks for 2016, and learn why they are expected to rise after the Fed's ...
  42. Where Investors Have Turned Optimistic

    The old adage “familiarity breeds contempt” helps explain the “love-hate” relationship most investors have with their home ...
  43. The Top 5 Gold Stocks for 2016 (AUY, AEM)

    Discover five top gold miners for 2016 and what factors positioned these companies to be successful even if gold prices remain ...
  44. The Top 4 Platinum ETFs for 2016 (PPLT, PTM)

    Examine the available exchange-traded fund investments that offer investors direct exposure to the platinum market in the ...
  45. The Top 5 Micro-Cap Restaurant Stocks for 2016 (KONA, ARKR)

    Check out these five restaurant stocks with micro-cap market capitalizations of between $50 million and $300 million. Each ...
  46. The Top 4 Small-Cap Oil Stocks for 2016 (ALDW, ALJ)

    Discover detailed analyses of the top four oil stocks in 2016, and learn about their fundamentals and why they may be poised ...
  47. What You Should Know About Convertible Bonds

    As investors continue to seek yield in the current market, it's now a good time to bring up an often overlooked asset class—the ...
  48. 3 Economic Challenges Japan Faces in 2016

    Understand the important challenges for Shinzo Abe and the Bank of Japan to help Japan's economy escape deflation in the ...
  49. The Top 5 Small-Cap Value Mutual Funds for 2016

    Understand how small-cap value equities offer opportunities for capital appreciation, and discover the best small-cap value ...
  50. 5 Popular Stocks with Short Squeeze Potential (FIT, GME)

    A short squeeze can lead to big gains and make your year (if the risks aren't too great). Here are five stocks with short ...
  51. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Value Mutual Funds for 2016

    Understand how mid-cap value stocks play a role in strategic asset allocation, and learn the best mid-cap value mutual funds ...
  52. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Growth Mutual Funds for 2016

    Understand how mid-cap growth equities play a part in asset allocation, and discover the best mid-cap growth funds to consider ...
  53. The Top 5 Equity Mutual Funds for 2016

    Understand how equity securities can enhance an investor portfolio, and discover the five best equity mutual funds to consider ...
  54. The Top 5 Mid Cap Silver Stocks for 2016 (SLW, TAHO)

    Take a look at the top silver mining stocks with market values in the mid-cap range that investors can consider buying into ...
  55. Is This Hot Sector ETF Worth Considering? (FV)

    The First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF tracks the hottest sectors. Should it be on your radar?
  56. VBK: Vanguard Small-Cap Growth ETF

    Take a close look at the Vanguard Small-Cap Growth ETF, which focuses on domestic small-cap equities with a fundamental growth ...
  57. OEF: iShares S&P 100 ETF

    Discover how the iShares S&P 100 offers an opportunity for investors to gain exposure to mega- and large-cap domestic company ...
  58. The Top 5 ETFs to Track the FTSE X0 for 2016 (UK)

    Read about some of the best ETFs offering exposure to mid- and large-cap companies in the United Kingdom, and decide whether ...
  59. 3 Best Airline ETFs for 2016 (JETS, XTN)

    Read about several of the best ETFs for investors interested in airline exposure, including the market's only pure-play ETF ...
  60. Elizabeth Warren's Solution to No COLA Increase in 2016

    Look at Sen. Elizabeth Warren's plan for a 3.9% increase in Social Security benefits in place of a COLA in 2016, and how ...
  61. The Top 5 Large-Cap Core Mutual Funds for 2016

    Learn the benefits and risks of large-cap core investments, and discover the best large-cap core mutual funds to consider ...
  62. The Top 4 Mid-Cap Oil Stocks for 2016 (PBF, HFC)

    Explore detailed analyses of the top four oil-related stocks for 2016, and learn about the characteristics of these stocks ...
  63. Can EM Debt Continue to Outperform?

    EM stocks and currencies have posted volatile and disappointing performance amid concerns about slowing global growth and ...
  64. 2 Perfect Stocks Based on EV/EBIT (HP, AHC)

    Using EV/EBIT ratios in a search for perfect stocks shows strong returns.
  65. Drilling Down for Bargains After Oil’s Decline

    Stocks have suffered with year-to-date returns for U.S. equities once again negative: collapsing oil prices and the implications ...
  66. What Is Private Equity?

    This investment vehicle attracts wealthy investors to increase the value of portfolio companies.
  67. ETFs Vs. Index Funds: Quantifying The Differences

    If you are trying to choose between these two index-tracking investments, compare the costs.
  68. Market Capitalization Defined

    Find out the differences between mega-, large-, mid- and small-cap stocks and how each suits different investing styles. ...
  69. Why Entrepreneurs Are Important for the Economy

    This article discusses the importance of entrepreneurs and their important value-add to the economy of a state.
  70. Why the Fed’s Rate Increase is Good (Not Bad) News

    The Fed's widely decision to raise interest rates has garnered plenty of attention, especially from those concerned over ...
  71. 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.
  72. Top Investment Banks in the Sports Industry

    Find out why the top investment banks in the sports industry tend to be smaller niche players and are prepared to battle ...
  73. IJJ: iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF

    Understand how the iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value exchange-traded fund presents an opportunity for investors to diversify ...
  74. The 2016 Outlook for Wheat and Oat Futures

    Oats futures shows greater upside potential than wheat futures in 2016.
  75. Is The Force with Electronic Arts Right Now? (EA)

    Electronic Arts may scuffle or surge based on Star Wars. Who will win over the long haul; the longs or the shorts?
  76. Will Shake Shack Squeeze Shorts? (SHAK)

    Shake Shack is loved by shorts. Are these investors taking on too much risk by shorting a growing company?
  77. When Will Interest Rates Rise?

    Find out if -- and why -- the Federal Reserve will keep raising interest rates and what that might mean for savers, investors ...
  78. 2016's Most Promising Tech Investments

    Find out about some of the most promising tech investments for 2016: GoPro, Australian software developer Atlassian and solar ...
  79. The Top 5 All-Cap Growth Mutual Funds for 2016

    Discover five mutual funds that invest in a wide variety of stocks of different market capitalization with strong potential ...
  80. Is it Risky to Invest in Options?

    Investing with options can be a great strategy, but you need to do your research first or the risks can outweigh the benefits.
  81. Oil Stocks That Benefit From OPEC Overproduction (TSO, HFC)

    Despite falling oil prices, many oil refinery stocks have had a stellar performance. Here's a list of top performers with ...
  82. The Top 5 Silver Equity Mutual Funds for 2016

    Discover the top five mutual funds that investors should consider adding to their portfolio in 2016 to gain exposure to silver ...
  83. How Far Has OPEC Fallen?

    While it is possible that OPEC will once again be a market force, right now OPEC looks like a weak team with one dominant ...
  84. The Top 5 Silver Stocks for 2016 (SLW, SVM)

    Discover five silver miners positioned to be top silver stocks in 2016 and the factors behind why these companies should ...
  85. The Top 5 Gold Equity Mutual Funds for 2016

    Discover five gold equity mutual funds that specialize in investing in companies that are engaged in mining, processing, ...
  86. The Top 5 Mid Cap Core Mutual Funds for 2016

    Discover five funds that specialize in investing in mid-cap U.S. stocks that can achieve attractive returns over the long-term ...
  87. Top 7 Questions About Currency Trading Answered

    Whether you're puzzled by pips or curious about carry trades, your queries are answered here.
  88. VBR: Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF

    Find out about the Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF, and explore detailed analysis of its characteristics, suitability, recommendations ...
  89. Iconic Restaurants and Top 10 Economies: The Top INV Stories of 2015

    What were you reading in 2015?
  90. SLYG: SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Growth ETF

    Learn more about the SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Growth ETF, a highly efficient fund that tracks small-cap equities in the United ...
  91. FAS: Direxion Daily Financial Bull 3X ETF

    Obtain a thorough review and analysis of the Direxion Daily Financial Bull 3X fund, a leveraged ETF that tracks the performance ...
  92. BNO: United States Brent Oil Fund ETF

    Learn more about the United States Brent Oil exchange-traded fund, the characteristics of the fund and the suitability and ...
  93. ERY: Direxion Daily Energy Bear 3x ETF

    Learn about the Direxion Daily Energy Bear 3x (NYSE Arca: ERY) exchange-traded fund (ETF). ERY gains when energy prices drop, ...
  94. VXUS: Vanguard International Stock ETF

    Discover how the Vanguard Total International Stock ETF is managed, and learn which investors may find it suitable as part ...
  95. FEZ: SPDR EURO STOXX 50 ETF

    Learn about FEZ, the Euro Stoxx 50 ETF. FEZ tracks the 50 largest companies in Europe, making it the Dow Jones Industrial ...
  96. EWG: iShares MSCI Germany ETF

    Learn about iShares MSCI Germany, which is a nondiversified exchange traded fund that invests principally in large-cap German ...
  97. UUP: PowerShares DB US Dollar ETF

    Discover how an ETF can be used to bet on multiple different currency futures contracts with the PowerShares DB Dollar Index ...
  98. VEA: Vanguard MSCI EAFE ETF

    Learn more about Vanguard's index-shifting, low-cost and non-U.S. market exchange-traded fund: the FTSE Developed ex U.S. ...
  99. SCO: ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Crude Oil ETF

    Find out about the ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Crude Oil ETF, the characteristics of the inverse ETF and the suitability ...
  100. XLV: Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF

    Learn about the Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund including its performance, current holdings, recent performance and the ...
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