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  1. Why Fintech Will Drive Business Models of the Future

    The fintech revolution will be the key driver of new business models throughout the financial services industry.
  2. Why Negative Interest Rates Are Still Not Working in Japan

    Japan's negative interest rate policy has failed to generate economic growth, but the central bank keeps trying to print ...
  3. 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.
  4. How Google Makes Money

    While best known for its search engine, Google's revenue mainly comes from advertising. Here's how the firm uses its stature ...
  5. You'd Better Know Your High-Frequency Trading Terminology

    The upsurge of investor interest in high-frequency trading (HFT) makes it important for industry professionals to come up ...
  6. 5 Top Ways to Double Your Investment

    From risky maneuvers to slow-and-steady strategies, we look at five methods to double your money.
  7. 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.
  8. The Main Differences between Credit Unions and Banks

    Consumers should know the main differences between credit unions and commercial banks when deciding where to do business. ...
  9. Investing in Leveraged Buyouts: Know the Risks

    Leveraged buyouts allow investors to make large acquisitions without a lot of capital. But LBOs carry big risks and result ...
  10. Shorting an ETF vs. Buying an Inverse ETF

    Investors who want to bet against specific sectors or indexes can either short an ETF or buy an inverse ETF. Which is better ...
  11. A Historical Guide to the Gold-Silver Ratio

    Regardless of the direction in gold and silver prices, investors can make money by trading on the price relationship between ...
  12. Know Where You're Investing!

    Take a look at the top performing mutual funds offered by AllianceBernstein that have the longest established track records, ...
  13. Top 5 Small-Cap ETFs (IWM,IJR,VB,VBR,IWO)

    These five small-cap ETFs have all appreciated since their inception, have low expense ratios and pay a dividend.
  14. The GDP and its Importance

    GDP is an accurate indication of an economy's size. Few data points can match the GDP and its growth rate's conciseness. ...
  15. The Top 3 Drivers of the Great Depression in 1929

    Find out what caused the Great Depression in 1929, and why the crash was so deep that it persisted all the way through World ...
  16. Save Money by Analyzing Economic Trends

    It may seem like a tactic for active traders, but following economic trends can help you save and make money.
  17. Junk Energy Bonds Under Renewed Pressure (HYXE, HK)

    Declining oil prices put high yield energy companies under renewed pressure. Default rates are already approaching full year ...
  18. How Oil ETFs Perform Relative to the Oil Price (USO, SZO)

    Oil price volatility presents opportunities for investors, but ETFs that track oil may not be fit for the purpose.
  19. Negative Rates in the US: What Are The Chances?

    Find out the possibility of the Federal Reserve following the lead of the European Central Bank in employing a negative interest ...
  20. 5 Federal Reserve Reforms That Would Boost Transparency

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently published specific directives for the Federal Reserve to become more transparent and ...
  21. 5 Countries Where the USD Is Commonly Accepted

    In these five countries, the U.S. dollar is either the official currency or is used alongside native currencies for transactions.
  22. Career Advice: Management Consulting Vs. Investment Banking

    Compare the career opportunities available in management consulting and investment banking. Learn about salaries, skills ...
  23. 4 Ways To Cut Your Living Expenses

    Living expenses can add up if you're not careful, here's how to save on everyday living expenses.
  24. Can Microsoft Revisit Its Tech-Boom High? (MSFT)

    Projected EPS growth and the acquisition of LinkedIn will impact the performance of Microsoft's stock.
  25. Yahoo's Stock: Only 8% Return in 10 Years (YHOO)

    Now that Yahoo's core business is being sold to Verizon, a look back at the drivers of its stock price history over the last ...
  26. 4 Reasons Above-Average Returns Are Behind Us

    Watch for signals that a smaller working-age population or global economic weakness could slow GDP growth and bring lower ...
  27. Turtle Trading: A Market Legend

    In 1983, an expert trader decided to coach 14 novice traders. The results were astounding.
  28. 6 Investing Mistakes That the Ultra Wealthy Don't Make

    Understand who ultra-high-net-worth individuals are and how they invest. Learn about the six key investment mistakes that ...
  29. VCVLX, VEXPX: 3 Vanguard Equity Fund Underperformers

    Discover three funds from Vanguard Group that consistently underperform their indexes. Learn how consistent most Vanguard ...
  30. Retirement Savings Tips For 35- To 44-Year-Olds

    Learn how the "sandwich generation" can save for retirement while taking care of their kids and parents.
  31. 10 FinTech Companies to Watch in 2016

    These are 10 FinTech companies to watch in 2016.
  32. 7 Ways To Improve Your Home's Sell-ability

    Even in a down market, there are some quick and easy ways to improve the chances of selling your house.
  33. How Did Google Co-Founder Larry Page Get Rich?

    A look at Larry Page's 10 rules for becoming successful and how he became a billionaire by age 35. He's now worth $35.7 billion. ...
  34. Simon Johnson on the Next Global Recession

    Simon Johnson is forecasting a "rollercoaster ride" for the world's economy.
  35. 10 Must Watch Documentaries for Finance Professionals

    Find out about some of the best documentaries that finance professionals can watch to gain a better understanding of their ...
  36. Why Rising Household Debt Will Hurt the Economy

    Global gross debt has increased by $60 trillion since the real estate and financial market meltdown in 2008.
  37. What Does Comcast Own ? (CMCSA, DWA)

    A quick look at businesses owned by of the media and technology company Comcast Corporation.
  38. 3 Eaton Vance Mutual Funds with Long Track Records (EV)

    Discover three Eaton Vance mutual funds with long track records. Review brief descriptions about each fund's management and ...
  39. 5 Cities That Give You the Best Chance to Get Rich

    If you want to build sustainable wealth, where you choose to hang your hat can have a significant impact on your success. ...
  40. True Value Of An Olympic Medal

    Olympic medals may not be as valuable as one might think. They are made mostly out of silver, making them much less valuable ...
  41. Behind Google's 243% Rise in 10 years (GOOGL)

    Analyze Alphabet's stock price history to determine the primary drivers of appreciation. See how growth and outlook were ...
  42. Tesla: 6 Secrets You Didn't Know (TSLA)

    We bet you don't know who founded Tesla, how long CEO Elon Musk spent in grad school, how much he gets paid, or how fast ...
  43. Foreign Firms Face Increasing Barriers in China

    Foreign firms are facing increasing protectionism and uncertainty regarding intellectual rights protection when expanding ...
  44. How Installment Loans Work

    Everything you need to know before taking out an installment loan.
  45. Another Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Builds His Gold Position

    Paul Singer of Elliott Management becomes the latest hedge fund manager to seek a refuge in gold.
  46. What Record Oil Stock Sales Mean for Investors (SU, QEP)

    Energy producers are raising money from a record volume of secondary offerings to acquire land and increase production.
  47. Facebook: 7 Secrets You Didn't Know (FB)

    Why Mark Zuckerberg walks the office with a samurai sword, and other surprising facts about Facebook's leadership, operations, ...
  48. Here's Why Fixed-Income Returns Are So Low

    As the Federal Reserve remains reluctant to aggressively raise interest rates, investors continue to search for yield.
  49. How Do You Purchase Physical Gold Bars?

    Find out how to buy gold bars, including tips on evaluating purity, form, size and authenticity of the purchase.
  50. 3 Reasons Cash Is a Smart Position in Your Portfolio

    Explore three reasons to hold cash positions in investment portfolios, including the advantages of liquidity in falling markets ...
  51. Top 5 Corporate Donors in Energy (XOM, CVX)

    The largest corporate donors from the energy sector in 2015 include companies that substantially increased their giving despite ...
  52. Behind Microsoft's 127.4% Rise in 10 Years (MSFT)

    The most influential factors behind Microsoft's historical stock price price include tech valuations and the company's evolving ...
  53. Pay-to-Play Rule Back in Spotlight with Pence Nom

    The SEC pay-to-play rule, which limits campaign contributions from financial advisors, is especially relevant with Governor ...
  54. Baker Hughes Rig Count: Analyzing Trends in 2016 (BHI)

    Review Baker Hughes' rig count to identify trends in oil production. Find out what rig count and crude oil mix indicate about ...
  55. 5 Tips On When To Sell Your Stock

    Learn when it might be time to sell your stock.
  56. Is the U.S. Housing Market Really Coming Back?

    Analyze housing data to determine if the U.S. market is recovering, and assess price, sales volume, construction and inventory ...
  57. 6 Dangerous Moves for First-Time Investors

    First-time investors beware of these potentially disastrous decisions.
  58. 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 ...
  59. One Thing to Never Do When the Stock Market Goes Down

    We could all use a little reminder.
  60. 4 Little-Known Ways to Reduce Your Property Taxes

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

    10-year treasury bond yields are important indicators of the economy as a whole.
  62. 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.
  63. The World's Top 10 Economies

    A look at the top 10 economies in the world.
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. Implied vs. Historical Volatility: The Main Differences

    Discover the differences between historical and implied volatility, and how the two metrics can determine whether options ...
  67. 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?
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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. ...
  71. 5 Ways To Stretch Your Retirement Budget

    Stretch your retirement budget to live comfortably.
  72. 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 ...
  73. US Oil Sector Pre-Earnings Analysis

    Analysts expect oil refiners to do best and upstream crude producers to do worst this earnings season.
  74. 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.
  75. 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 ...
  76. 8 Reasons To Own Gold

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

    The oddest business and investing terms found on Investopedia.
  78. 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 ...
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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.
  82. 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 ...
  83. 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 ...
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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. ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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 ...
  88. It's All Related: Interest, Mortgages, the Economy

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

    The Purchasing Managers' Index is a telling sign of the U.S. economy. But what is it?
  90. 5 Risky Energy Stocks (FCX,APC,RIG,HFC,PBR)

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

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

    Gold holds up well in the face of fear, but offers little in times of true collapse.
  93. 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 ...
  94. 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?
  95. What Causes A Currency Crisis?

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

    Throughout history, gold has held its value against paper currencies. Learn how it can help offset market risks.
  97. 5 Areas Advisors Should Watch Post-Brexit

    These are the five areas advisors need to watch post-Brexit in order to protect clients.
  98. How Much Influence Does The Fed Have?

    Find out how current financial policies may affect your portfolio's future returns.
  99. 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.
  100. 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.
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