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  1. The Impact Of Oil On Your Real Estate

    We examine the relationship that oil prices (and quantities) bear on real estate prices and quantities, in both boomtowns ...
  2. Brazil's Oil Sector Can't Save the Economy

    Brazil’s economy is undergoing significant fiscal adjustments, and it now seems that the oil sector alone will not be able ...
  3. 6 Factors That Point to Global Recession in 2016

    We may be on the verge of another global recession.
  4. Game Theory And The Greece Bank Crisis

    How can game theory help us understand how the Greece bank crisis will play out? As things come to a head, Greece and the ...
  5. Leading Economic Indicators for Oil Prices

    The factors that determine the price of oil are supply and demand. Their leading indicators can help investors and traders ...
  6. List of the Major Stock Exchanges in the Caribbean

    Though the Caribbean is well-known for its beautiful beaches and vibrant music, it has an emerging capital market that should ...
  7. 4 Factors that Make or Break Seadrill Stock

    Learn what factors impact the stock price for Seadrill, including crude oil prices, dividend payments, quarterly revenues ...
  8. 401(k) vs. Picking Stocks: What's Best?

    The pros and cons of two different ways to invest your retirement savings
  9. Use This Key Metric to Pick Restaurant Stocks

    Investors in the fast food sector should pay attenion to customer service ratings—a good barometer for a company's health. ...
  10. The 3 Best Buy-and-Hold Stocks For the Next 10 Years

    Find out what makes electric cars, burritos and muscle shirts great buy-and-hold additions to your long-term portfolio.
  11. Will Spain Exit the Euro?

    With a "no" vote in last Sunday’s referendum on whether the Greek people would accept imposed austerity measures, chances ...
  12. Signs The U.S. Recovery Is Solid

    Many market observers lately have been making some pretty pessimistic evaluations of the U.S. economy, declaring that it’s ...
  13. Should You Add Metals To Your Portfolio?

    This study examines how various metals have performed over the last 10+ years, with analysis of whether you should consider ...
  14. How Would The Euro Trade If If A Grexit Occurs?

    In the event of a Grexit, the euro could head towards parity with the USD.
  15. Tesla Stock Too Expensive? Trade Tesla Options

    Tesla Motors is trading around $260 a share, making it too expensive for many investors. Options offer a low-cost way to ...
  16. The Most Successful Corporations In The U.S.

    These five iconic American brands epitomize corporate success.
  17. Salesforce Acquisition Could Boost Microsoft

    A Microsoft acquisition of Salesforce, which has been speculated on, would help boost Microsoft's cloud presence and grow ...
  18. How An Aging World Can Impact Your Portfolio

    It can be easy for investors to lose sight of longer-term, structural developments in favor of more ephemeral trends and ...
  19. The Casino Mentality In Trading

    Many new traders treat the market like a casino, placing unwise bets and hoping for the big win.
  20. Does Greece Pose A Threat To Global Markets?

    In latest news from Greece: voters delivered a resounding “No” vote in Sunday’s referendum, strongly rejecting the previous ...
  21. My Mini-IPO: The Reality of Equity Crowdfunding

    Regulation A+, part of Title IV of the JOBS Act, has made equity crowdfunding a reality in the U.S. What does that mean for ...
  22. What Goldman Sachs’s Online Lending Means For Banking

    Recently Goldman Sachs has announced its entry into the online lending space. Most commonly known as an investment bank, ...
  23. Who Are The Biggest Losers Of The Greek 'No'?

    In the event of a Grexit, there is little question that the near-term hit to its tourists, banks, and creditors would be ...
  24. Who Are The Biggest Winners From The Greek 'No'?

    Greece’s non-acceptance of the bailout plan has created some winners for European and other global investors to put their ...
  25. Has Seadrill Become a Risky Investment?

    Investing in big oil stocks has long been a safe haven for investors, but falling oil prices and a suspended dividend payment ...
  26. Surviving an SEC Audit: Tips for Advisors

    Your firm may never be audited by the SEC, but you need to be prepared nonetheless. Follow these tips to make sure you're ...
  27. A Look at How Currency-Hedged ETFs Work

    Currency-hedged ETFs come in two varieties: single-currency and multiple-currency. Which is right for you?
  28. How to Take The Right Amount of Risk

    Some investors are risk takers, others are risk-averse. The best investors are neither.
  29. Want to Beat the Market? Take on Some Risk

    As we head into a sketchy investment environment, you may want to reverse your thinking to find the best opportunities.
  30. Greece or China: Which is the Bigger Worry?

    A look at Greece, China and other economic concerns, as well as how to invest given the current environment.
  31. Target Vs. Walmart: Who's Winning The Big Box War?

    Wal-Mart dwarfs Target in number of stores, total assets, and market cap. But which company is more profitable?
  32. Interpreting Overnight Action In The Index Futures

    Overnight action in index futures sets the tone for the U.S. market day. Traders can use 24-hour index futures charts to ...
  33. Stock Options To Trade On Intraday Momentum Index

    The intraday momentum index, or the IMI, can offer a reliable way to profit on options, but only for the right stocks.
  34. S&P 500 Vs. Russell 2000 ETF: Which Should You Get?

    We look at the differences of investing in the S&P 500 vs. the Russell 2000 exchange-traded fund, and when to choose the ...
  35. Theme Park Stocks Heating Up for Summer

    Despite declining consumer spending, theme parks have increasing visitors and revenue. Find out what that means for these ...
  36. Regional Banks Give The Fed A National Perspective

    We all know that the Federal Reserve utilizes monetary policy to control the economy, but what do the 12 regional Federal ...
  37. Spectator Vs. Speculator: Two Market Approaches

    Spectators and speculators rely on different mechanisms to identify and profit from market opportunities.
  38. Trading With Stage Analysis

    Stage analysis offers market participants a powerful tool to identify current market conditions and make rapid adjustments ...
  39. Intro to NYSE Binary Return Derivatives

    The New York Stock Exchange is entering into binary options trading. Here’s a quick introduction to how NYSE Binary Return ...
  40. How Interest Rates Affect Private Equity

    With an impending increase in US interest rates and lower - even negative rates - elsewhere in Europe and Japan, we assess ...
  41. Top Natural Gas Stocks Worth Considering

    The stock prices of the largest natural gas producers are at 12-month lows, creating an opportunity for investors. Here are ...
  42. Best Medium-Term Investments for Market Jitters

    As central bank effectiveness wears off, here are a few ways to play it.
  43. Is 2016 The Year For An Interest Rate Hike?

    The debate ultimately centers on the strength of the economy.
  44. Insights On Creative Destruction and Technology

    Creative Destruction has a way of phasing out old technologies and inviting the new when applied to business models and economics.
  45. Investing in Greece: A High Risk, High Reward Strategy

    The Pros and Cons of Investing in the Troubled Greek Economy.
  46. What Should Everyone Know About Greece’s Debt

    We weigh in on the top four things everyone should know about Greece's debt.
  47. How to Live Mortgage Free in a Tiny House

    Downsizing to a much smaller home – no more than 500 square feet – on your own or rented land can be a smart way to offload ...
  48. The 6 Most Famous Failed Video Game Makers

    The video-game industry pulls in $100 billion in revenue annually. Failed companies offer a cautionary tale.
  49. Should You Short These Debt-Laden Stocks?

    These stocks have high debt-to-equity ratios making them prime candidates to short.
  50. Are Bears About to Burst the Biotech Bubble?

    The recent biotech rally has richly rewarded many investors. So will the fortunes be soon swept away?
  51. How Creative Destruction Happens in Real Life

    In his seminal work, Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy (1942), Joseph Schumpeter proclaimed “the essential fact about capitalism” ...
  52. What Is the Pharmacy Benefit Management Industry?

    PBMs, acting as third party administrators and negotiators, are essential to facilitating transactions between the moving ...
  53. The Adverse Effects of Cheap Gas

    While low gas prices are welcomed, smart budgeters must anticipate future price hikes and consider the impact of low gas ...
  54. Prospering In The Next Bear Market: Here's How

    Prepare to survive, and even prosper, in the impending bear market, by considering and putting into action the following ...
  55. Understanding the Downfall of Greece's Economy

    Greece has defaulted on its debt. Such an unprecedented event has left many wondering how Greece’s situation ever got so ...
  56. The Coming Stock Market Decline: What to Expect

    Many big investors are fearful of a market decline. Even if they're correct there is always a way to profit.
  57. Rising Interest Rates: Who it Helps, Who it Hurts

    When interest rates rise, the impact hits some of us differently. Here's why.
  58. 3 Stocks To Buy and Hold For the Rest of 2015

    One of the dominant themes to consider for 2015 is the normalization of monetary policy as the Fed raises interest rates.
  59. Whole Foods, Price Gouging And Sky-High Margins

    Over the years Whole Foods Market has grown to have more than 360 stores in the US and abroad. However, this company is not ...
  60. Bank Lingo: Routing Number Vs. Account Number

    Each consumer bank account has its own personal ID. And so does the bank. How do these numbers function and how do they protect ...
  61. Greece Isn’t The Only Problem U.S. Stocks Face

    Both stocks and bonds fell last week, due to several factors dampening investor sentiment. The most obvious one is the evolving ...
  62. Top Investment Ideas for Malls of the Future

    How investors should be thinking about the mall of tomorrow.
  63. Do Data Breaches Really Matter for Retailers?

    Do data breaches hurt the stock price of retailers? Let's have a look at a few examples.
  64. Fed Raising Rates Affects Startup Funding

    With interest rates having nowhere else to go but up, the Fed’s impending interest rate raise will likely begin to reverse ...
  65. Will Low Gas Prices Kill Hybrid Cars?

    Further changes in the number of hybrid electric vehicles sold have, so far, mirrored oil prices: the higher the price of ...
  66. Whole Foods Pricing: Mistake or Misdeed?

    Whole Foods Market might soon find itself in the middle of a public relations nightmare. But will its share price suffer?
  67. Indexing vs. Stock Picking: Which is Better Now?

    Indexing and stock picking both have positive and negative features. One has outperformed the other historically, but which ...
  68. Whole Foods: How Will Shares React to Price Probe?

    Why it's important to look beyond the recent headlines about Whole Foods Market and accusations of pricing problems in New ...
  69. What's Worth More: Walmart or Facebook?

    Which company is worth more, Walmart or Facebook? The answer may come as a surprise.
  70. The Most Likely Outcome For Greece

    After more than five years of a Greek drama, most of us have become fatigued with hearing about Greece’s debt problems, the ...
  71. America's 10 Fastest-Growing Restaurant Chains

    Nothing drives stock prices like growth. These are the fastest-growing restaurant chains in the country, five of them public. ...
  72. The 5 Worst Financial Advisor Scammers of All Time

    A look back at history's five worst financial scams.
  73. Bargains Still Abound in European Stocks

    For investors looking for value and growth potential, Europe is it. Here are some ETFs to consider.
  74. Do You Know These Odd Investing & Business Terms?

    Think investment talk is boring? There are plenty of terms to liven up any conversation about Wall Street and finance. You ...
  75. How The New NYSE Binary Options Work

    The New York Stock Exchange has launched its own version of binary options called Binary Return Derivatives Options or ByRDs. ...
  76. How To Profit From M&A Announcements

    We look at four strategies that seek to profit from merger and acquisitions announcements.
  77. Do Oil Prices Affect The Auto Industry?

    Based on an understanding of complementary and substitute goods, the American auto industry is exhibiting expected effects ...
  78. 5 Assets Only The Ultra Rich Can Afford

    Yacht? Private jet? Not that unusual. If you’re rolling in the big bucks, you can buy something much more interesting.
  79. Has McDonald's Peaked?

    McDonald's has been a reliable investment for many years, but all trends eventually change course.
  80. 4 Ways You Can Invest In Gold Without Holding It

    Owning gold can be a store of value and a hedge against unexpected inflation. Holding physical gold, however, can be cumbersome ...
  81. Get Better Mileage Out Of Your Savings At The Pump

    U.S. drivers are spending 90 cents less on a gallon of gas than a year ago, about more than $10 a tank. If that’s you, what ...
  82. Good Economic News The Cynics May Be Missing

    Headline data about the U.S. economy hasn’t been great, but the economy is actually stronger than it’s getting credit for. ...
  83. What’s Driving Markets Today

    While U.S. stocks managed to eke out modest gains last week, it wasn’t without some violent swings along the way.
  84. How Going Green Can Cut Your Taxes

    Investors looking to improve their bottom line via green investing without risk should take advantage of these tax credits. ...
  85. 10 Most Influential Chinese Companies

    Chinese companies are becoming influential global players. Investopedia provides a list of most influential companies in ...
  86. Five Of The Largest Asset Bubbles In History

    The five bubbles discussed here were among the biggest in history; their lessons should be heeded.
  87. Three Steps Elon Musk Took To Become Successful

    What steps did Elon Musk take to become the person he is today? We explore three steps that are accessible to all of us.
  88. What A Tech Bubble Could Mean For The Economy

    Are technology stocks in a bubble? And if so, what might the consequences be?
  89. How To Profit From Oil Volatility With The Following Strategies

    The recent volatility in oil prices presents an excellent opportunity for traders to make a profit if they are able to predict ...
  90. How To Short Amazon Stock

    With the stock reaching all-time highs and the company gambling on several new business lines, many investors may feel it's ...
  91. The Best and Worst Countries to Find a Job

    Which countries have the lowest and highest unemployment rates? The answers might surprise you.
  92. Fund Boards: What They Do and Why You Should Care

    Fund boards oversee management and operations of the fund on behalf of shareholders. Make sure you've got a board that will ...
  93. Are These America's 5 Best CEOs?

    Do great leaders lead to great investment opportunities? Here's a few to consider.
  94. Alibaba’s Big Data 100 Index: What’s Alibaba Up To?

    Alibaba has launched a unique index based on e-commerce data. How does this CSI Taojin Big Data 100 Index work, and what’s ...
  95. How KIA Motors Is Reinventing Itself

    How has Kia turned itself from an ultra-cheap low tier car brand to one of the hottest, fastest-growing brands in just a ...
  96. 5 Amazing Technologies Developed By Amazon

    Learn about some of the new and innovative technologies Amazon has in its pipeline, such as its Dash Button, Amazon Prime ...
  97. Should Investors Squeeze Into The Gap?

    The Gap is closing stores and conducting layoffs. Will investor panic lead to opportunity?
  98. The CVS Target Deal: A Healthy Union?

    The CVS Health and Target deal should be a win for both. Here's an analysis with a twist.
  99. What The Fed Needs To Consider Before A Rate Hike

    Everyone, from colleagues to clients, has some interpretation of when and if the Fed should raise short-term rates and start ...
  100. Indian Tech Startups Eye The Future With Visual Recognition

    Using visual recognition technology, Indian tech companies are hoping to help online merchants close more sales from consumers ...
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