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  1. How China Is Affecting BP's Bottom Line

    Discover how and why China's economy is so important to BP plc's financial health and what a slowdown of the country's economy ...
  2. Analyzing Cliffs Natural Resources’ Return on Equity (CLF)

    Understand how declining sales, earnings and losses have affected Cliffs Natural Resources' ROE, and the lasting impact of ...
  3. Why Now May Be the Moment to Get In On Value

    Find out why the market’s almost immediate plunge to start 2016 cast a pall over what might have been shiny prospects for ...
  4. Brookfield Asset Management: Investment Manager Highlight (BAM, BEP)

    Learn about Brookfield Asset Management, and find out about the asset management company's leadership team and investing ...
  5. Goldman Sachs Flip Flops On Gold (GS)

    Find out about Goldman Sachs' latest flip-flop on its short-term forecast for gold and the possible reason why it happens ...
  6. Partners Group: Investment Manager Highlight (PGHN)

    Get an inside look at some of the key executives and the investment approach of the global private equity investment firm ...
  7. Solar City's 3 Key Financial Ratios (SCTY)

    Learn about SolarCity Corporation and its three key financial ratios that will help you understand its business and financial ...
  8. What if You Had Invested $10,000 at 2008's Low?

    If you had invested $10,000 at the bottom of the financial crisis in 2008, what would your return be?
  9. Safeway: An Activist Investment Analysis (SWY)

    Find out how Barry Rosenstein and hedge fund Jana Partners pushed Safeway into a change of ownership despite its controversial ...
  10. What Over-Levered Companies Can Learn from Halcon Resources (HK)

    Learn about Halcon Resources' 2015 debt restructuring. Find out why these measures were necessary and how successful the ...
  11. More Banks Offer Free (Actual) FICO Scores

    Lenders overwhelmingly use the FICO credit score when it comes to determining creditworthiness. And thanks to a new initiative, ...
  12. Audi Debuts 540hp R8 Spyder for 2017

    Audi introduces the 540hp R8 Spyder, the open-top companion to its current R8 coupe.
  13. Junk Bonds’ Performance After the Financial Crisis

    How did higher-yielding bonds perform during and after the financial crisis of 2007-2009?
  14. Is This the Final Stage of Economic Growth?

    The economy and stock market are showing sustainable improvements. Will this continue for the long term?
  15. Is a Housing Crisis Brewing?

    Price appreciation in hot real estate markets is due to investor speculation, not income growth and traditional home buying. ...
  16. Google Stock: A Tale of Two Share Classes (GOOG, GOOGL)

    Google stock comes in two different flavors with different rights for shareholders.
  17. What Makes Up the WEARXT Index

    Wearable technology is all the rage thanks to the Apple Watch and Fitbit. For investors looking for exposure, there's a new ...
  18. Will the Federal Reserve Hike Rates in April?

    Here's a look at what the Federal Reserve will or won't do in April and why.
  19. How Is the Bank of Japan Monetizing Government Debt?

    With its massive QE program and more recent adoption of negative interest rates, it looks like the BOJ is monetizing the ...
  20. DPPs: What Advisors and Investors Need to Know

    Direct participation programs, a new alternative investment class, are gaining steam. Here's what advisors and investors ...
  21. Is Medicare Available to Anyone Besides Retirees ?

    People think you need to be 65 before you're eligible for Medicare. But you might be eligible before then. Here's who can ...
  22. Edwards Lifesciences Corp (EW)

    Edwards Lifesciences Corp competes in the cardiovascular medical technology industry. This article highlights the operations, ...
  23. Why Jim Paulsen Sees a Bunny Market

    Market strategist Jim Paulsen sees a bunny market. What is a bunny market and how should investors approach it?
  24. Why Bob Doll is Selectively Optimistic on Markets

    Nuveen's Bob Doll leans toward the optimistic side when it comes to the markets, though on a selective basis.
  25. What it Would take to Rebalance the Oil Supply

    Jim Atkinson, CEO of Guin­ness Atkinson Asset Management Inc., discusses the factors behind the current oil over-supply. ...
  26. Crude Oil Peaks and Troughs Over the Past Century

    An overview of the events surrounding major price tops and bottoms in crude oil over the past 100 years.
  27. Morgan Stanley Sees 30% Chance of Global Recession

    Morgan Stanley has raised the likelihood of a global recession to 30% from 20%. Here's why.
  28. An Introduction To Structured Products

    Learn a simple way to bring the benefits of derivatives into your portfolio.
  29. How to Invest if Morgan Stanley is Right (XLU,XLV)

    Morgan Stanley's Adam Parker has lowered his expectations for the S&P 500. Here's why as well as where you might consider ...
  30. AARP Expects Massive Caregiver Shortage by 2020

    The AARP predicts that by the year 2020 there will be a big shortage in the number of caregivers available to help the elderly. ...
  31. PRWCX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    Discover how the portfolio trends in the T.Rowe Price Capital Appreciation Fund helped to keep performance positive in 2 ...
  32. Is Greater Oversight of RIAs Coming?

    RIAs may be entering an era of greater oversight by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Here's why.
  33. Transocean Stock Plunges 8.6% on Falling Oil (RIG)

    As evidenced by the 40% tumble RIG shares have witnessed in the past twelve months, volatility goes with the territory. But ...
  34. This Trend Could Influence Interest Rate Policy

    Learn why the Fed’s decision to leave its benchmark rate at its current level is a representation of the “wait-and-see” trend ...
  35. World's Top 10 Insurance Companies

    These are the 10 largest insurance companies in the world.
  36. Yuan vs. RMB: Understanding the Difference

    Is renminbi or yuan the right name for Chinese currency—and more importantly, what are the issues revolving around it today?
  37. Are Hard Times Ahead for China?

    China is suffering from its most devastating economic slowdown since 1990. Are hard times ahead?
  38. The Real Reason Markets Are Volatile

    Market watchers have thrown out many theories to explain the elevated volatility across asset classes, but here is a better ...
  39. 4 Consequences of Draghi's Negative Rate Policy

    What has been the effect of negative interest rates on Europe's economy so far? Here are a few pros and cons.
  40. Automatic Emergency Brakes Will Be Standard

    Most vehicles will have automatic emergency brakes by 2022. This has far-reaching impacts, from safety to the price of insurance ...
  41. Terror Alerts Send the ARCA Airline Index Down (AAL)

    American Airlines shares ended down just 1.6%, suggesting that any negative effects the company might experience from Tuesday's ...
  42. Oil ETFs Vs. Gas ETFs: Which Are Riskier? (UNG, USO)

    Read analyses of four crude oil and natural gas exchange-traded products (ETPs), and learn whether oil ETPs or natural gas ...
  43. 5 Energy Companies Crushed by Low Oil in 2016

    Oil companies globally are at risk of slipping into bankruptcy, and many of these businesses could disappear, leaving the ...
  44. How Technology Is Quickly Disrupting the Insurance Industry

    As the insurance industry struggles to deal with the growing pains of a rapidly evolving tech-driven market, opportunities ...
  45. Chevron's Gorgon Project Begins LNG Exports (CVX)

    The LNG project has also been costly for Chevron, climbing from an estimated $37 billion in 2009 to current levels of $54 ...
  46. Landmark Partners: Investment Manager Highlight

    Read about Landmark Partners, one of the oldest and most influential secondary market, private-equity real estate investment ...
  47. Deutsche Asset Management: Investment Manager Highlight

    Read about the global operations of Deutsche Asset Management, an institutional investment and retail fund manager with $846 ...
  48. 5 Small-cap Stocks to Consider (NLS,EBS,HWKN,EXLS)

    These five small-cap stocks offer significant long-term potential.
  49. Why David Stockman Remains Bearish on Economy

    David Stockman, director of the Office of Management and Budget during the Reagan era, is bearish on the economy. Here's ...
  50. Will the Fed Hike Rates as Soon as June?

    The Fed decided not to raise rates in March. Is a hike likely in June?
  51. BNP Paribas Investment Partners: Investment Manager Highlight

    Read about the investment operations of BNP Paribas Investment Partners, the asset management arm of the French banking giant ...
  52. The Relationship Between Gold and Gold ETFs

    Here's how the price of gold ETFs corresponds to the price of actual gold.
  53. 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. ...
  54. 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.
  55. 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?
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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 ...
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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.
  63. 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?
  64. How Globalization Affects Developed Countries

    The increase in communications technology has companies competing in a global market.
  65. 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 ...
  66. Byron on the Biggest Risks to the Markets

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

    Find out how the Fed manages bank reserves and this contributes to a stable economy.
  68. 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 ...
  69. Principal Global Investors: Investment Manager Highlight (PFG)

    Learn about the investment operations of Principal Global Investors, the Principal Financial subsidiary with more than $36 ...
  70. 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 ...
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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.
  75. 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 ...
  76. 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.
  77. 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.?
  78. A Look At Primary And Secondary Markets

    Knowing how the primary and secondary markets work is key to understanding how stocks trade.
  79. 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.
  80. Understanding Interest Rates, Inflation And Bonds

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

    Interest rates can have both positive and negative effects on U.S. stocks, bonds and inflation.
  82. 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.
  83. 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 ...
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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 ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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% ...
  88. 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 ...
  89. 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 ...
  90. 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 ...
  91. 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 ...
  92. 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.
  93. 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.
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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.
  96. Materials Sector: Industries Snapshot (DOW, DD)

    Explore the chemicals, packaging, construction materials and mining industries. See which factors are driving growth in each ...
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. 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 ...
  100. 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.
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