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  1. What’s Next for the Eurozone After Brexit

    We explain the significance in a post-Brexit world of the U.K.'s vote to leave the EU just days before the start of a 15-month ...
  2. Why Negative Interest Rates Are Not Working

    Find out why negative interest rate policies are failing because bond buyers do not want a negative yield and saturated borrowers ...
  3. Is the Bank of Japan Failing as a Central Bank?

    The failure of Abenomics and 25+ years of the Bank of Japan's monetary policy disappointments have Japan on the brink of ...
  4. How the Strong Dollar Impacts Hedge Funds (MNGPY)

    Learn why the U.S. dollar rallied in May 2016. Discover how a rising dollar impacts hedge funds, and become aware of why ...
  5. Why the Dollar Can't Help U.S. Banks

    Learn why a strong dollar should produce benefits for the largest U.S. banks, but why those benefits are likely to be offset ...
  6. M&A: Chinese Companies' Interests in U.S. Companies

    Explore China's record-setting cross-border M&A activity while delving into the reasons surrounding this splurge of foreign ...
  7. Elizabeth Warren's Solution to No COLA Increase in 2016

    Sen. Warren plans to increase in Social Security benefits in place of a COLA in 2016.
  8. 8 High Risk Investments That Could Double Your Money

    8 high-risk investment vehicles that can double investors' funds.
  9. Large Facebook Investor Sees IPO Boom (FB)

    Learn why Mark Andreessen believes technology IPOs and M&A activity may rebound strongly beginning in late 2016, and why ...
  10. El-Erian on the New World Order: Interview

    Dr. Mohamed El-Erian sat down with Investopedia columnist David Garrity to discuss how investors can prepare for a drastically ...
  11. Investing in Oil Stocks vs. Oil Companies: What's the Difference? (USO)

    Learn about the major advantages, disadvantages and risks of investing in oil companies and investing in oil and gas exploration ...
  12. Seth Klarman Predicts a Tough Road Ahead for MU,PYPL

    In Q1, billionaire hedge fund manager Seth Klarman reduced his stake in PYPL while completely selling out of PYPL. Let's ...
  13. Can Immigration Reform Help the Economy?

    Learn some of the possible effects, both good and bad, of immigration reform on the economy. These include more jobs and ...
  14. What Happened to the Bull Market?

    Stocks suffered a horrific sell-off following the surprise vote by the UK to exit the EU. But what happened to the bull market? ...
  15. Why Capital Outflows From China Are Inevitable

    Explore possible central bank collusion between the People's Bank of China and the U.S. Federal Reserve over future interest ...
  16. Does Deutsche Bank Have Similarities to Lehman? (DB)

    Learn why Deutsche Bank's mounting debt and need to raise capital lead some analysts to believe it may be the next Lehman ...
  17. Consumers' Inability to Pay Off Credit Card Debt Is Rising (SYF, JPM)

    Learn why a warning from Synchrony Financial about bad credit card debts may spell trouble for credit card companies and ...
  18. Why Hedge Funds Are Shorting Australian Banks (CMWAY, WBK)

    Discover why hedge funds are shorting Australian banks, including key themes such as an overheated property market, bad debts ...
  19. Why the Brexit is Such a Big Deal for the World

    How will the Brexit affect the U.K. — and the global — economy in the months ahead?
  20. 10 Countries With The Biggest Forex Reserves

    Without adequate reserves, a nation's economy can grind to a halt. Here are the 10 nations with the biggest forex reserves. ...
  21. Lower for Longer: Wells Fargo's View on Interest Rates (WFC)

    Learn what Wells Fargo & Company believes about future U.S. interest rates and how low interest rates affect the bank's profitability.
  22. Interested in Investing in Europe? Eye These ETFs

    Want exposure to the European markets? Check out these ETFs.
  23. 34% Probability of U.S. Recession by Q1 2017, UBS Warns

    Learn why UBS thinks there is an increasing likelihood of a U.S. recession by 2017, as well as why it believes that high-yield ...
  24. 2 Reasons Why the Stock Market Leads the Economy

    Pay attention to how economic strength can follow a sustained stock market advance and how economic weakness can result from ...
  25. How the "Buy the Dip" Mentality in the Stock Market May Fade

    Consider portfolio changes for a sustained stock market drawdown, with the S&P 500 near its record high, stock valuations ...
  26. Why the Fed’s Job is All the More Complicated

    The Fed revealed that it will take a more dovish approach to normalizing its federal funds rate, but still left the door ...
  27. Billionaire Carl Icahn's Q1 Moves: PYPL, AAPL

    Billionaire hedge fund manager Carl Icahn reduced his holdings in PYPL and AAPL in Q1. Let's find out why.
  28. Can the Fed Really Eliminate Too Big to Fail? (C, JPM)

    Explore the efforts to curb "too big to fail" banks, why the Dodd-Frank Reform bill has failed and why the measures taken ...
  29. These 3 Investors Are Betting Against the Stock Market

    Find out why Stanley Druckenmiller, George Soros and Carl Icahn are betting against the stock market in 2016.
  30. Britain Votes to Leave the EU

    Market turmoil could create opportunity, but this time the opinion polls got it right.
  31. Economic Factors That Affect The Forex Market

    Knowing the factors and indicators to watch will help you keep pace in the competitive and fast-moving world of forex.
  32. The True Value of Gold, If You Are Rich (GLRE)

    Discover why wealthy investors should consider converting part of their portfolios to gold as a way to short the Federal ...
  33. An Inside Look at Morgan Stanley's S&P 500 Target (MS)

    Beware of an economic slowdown in China and possible strengthening of the U.S. dollar, because these two events could significantly ...
  34. Are Bond Yields Forecasting Equity Weakness?

    Read on last week's news on equity and bond markets history being made.
  35. 5 Key Takeaways From the Brexit Vote

    We see five key takeaways from the UK’s 52% to 48% vote to break with the European Union (EU), and the lasting consequences ...
  36. If C&I Credits Are Worsening, Are U.S. Banks Still Solid? (BAC, XLF)

    Learn about trends in commercial and industrial loan portfolios at big banks and why increases in nonperforming loans might ...
  37. Drawdown Risks: 4 Tips from Goldman to Prepare (GS)

    Explore the four recommendations made by Goldman Sachs to prepare for the increasing frequency of double-digit drawdowns ...
  38. Chart of the Week: Where to Find Opportunities in a Post-Brexit World

    This week’s chart helps explains where to potentially find attractive value in a post-Brexit world.
  39. What Data Can Tell Us About the Brexit Vote

    BlackRock’s Scientific Active Equity team compiled several key data points for an internal live dashboard to better understand ...
  40. GAAP vs. Non-GAAP: Which Should You Consider for Evaluation?

    Find out why GAAP and non-GAAP earnings diverged in 2015. Determine which one deserves investor focus, based on investor ...
  41. 4 Government-Funded FuelCell Energy Projects (FCEL)

    Discover FuelCell Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: FCEL), an alternative energy provider developing renewable fuel cell power plants ...
  42. Why Citi Says Lower Gas Prices Aren't Helping the World (C)

    Learn why lower prices of oil have done little to increase U.S. consumer spending, drive corporate earnings or increase global ...
  43. 6 Catalysts That Could Hurt Investors' Confidence

    Learn why Bank of America expects the economy to rebound, and how investors can best position themselves to take advantage ...
  44. These Will Be the World's Top Economies in 2020

    Discover the current economic forces that are anticipated to significantly shift the landscape of the world's most powerful ...
  45. Is the ECB Failing as a Central Bank?

    Deutsche Bank claims that the European Central Bank has failed. Discover the reasons for this accusation and the bank's proposed ...
  46. Is Brexit a Disaster or Blessing for UK Oil?

    Is Brexit a step too far or a new opportunity for the U.K.'s oil industry?
  47. Are Negative Interest Rates Good or Bad?

    The jury is still out on the effectiveness of negative interest rates, and whether they help or hurt the national and global ...
  48. 3 Takeaways From Q1 2016 S&P 500 Companies' Earnings

    Explore the three key takeaways from Q1 2016 earnings reports from companies in the S&P 500, all of which indicate the potential ...
  49. 10 Global Regions Experimenting with Driverless Cars

    Read about how 10 countries have been experimenting with driverless cars, and learn about some of the technology that comes ...
  50. Russell Rebalance Study: What You Need to Know

    Analyze the recent stock performance for different types of stocks to determine which equities could gain or benefit ahead ...
  51. Why the Fed Says Banking Functions Are Too Complex (JPM, BAC)

    Discover why the Federal Reserve may raise capital requirements for America's largest banks or move to limit complex derivative ...
  52. Top 5 Banks That Are Too Big to Fail (JPM, BAC)

    Discover how the five largest banks have become so big that it would be detrimental to the financial health of the US economy ...
  53. 3 Top British Pound ETFs Suffer After Brexit Vote

    ETFs focused specifically on the British pound (GBP) have taken a beating on the heels of Britain's 'leave' vote.
  54. The Upside of a Flat Market

    For all the threat and malaise a flat market can present, there is always a silver lining.
  55. What the Brexit Means to Near-Retirees

    Brexit-spurred economic uncertainty and added volatility comes at an inopportune time for those nearing retirement. Here's ...
  56. Talking to Your Clients about the Brexit

    The Brexit is a great time to reach out and let clients know you are on top of the situation and that you are there to address ...
  57. Does Lack of Innovation Matter for Apple?

    analyze if Apple has ever been an innovation company
  58. Will the Fed Raise Rates During a Profit Recession?

    Find out if another rate hike from the Federal Reserve means stocks are in for a rough year, and why corporate earnings continue ...
  59. Income Strategies for Your Portfolio to Make Money Regularly

    Discover the option-writing strategies that can deliver consistent income, including the use of put options instead of limit ...
  60. Why LinkedIn Is Unlikely to Be the Next Nokia

    Bernstein explains how Microsoft can utilize LinkedIn's most valuable assets: its professional network of people, relationships, ...
  61. Is the SEC Trying to Prevent the Next Crash?

    Find out why the Securities and Exchange Commission wants to crack down on accounting practices, but why it might be better ...
  62. CalPERS vs. CalSTRS: Assessing Their Portfolios

    Monitor the success of CalSTRS toward achieving annual returns of 7.5% with the risk mitigation strategy, and compare to ...
  63. Billionaire John Paulson's Q1 Biotechs: AGN, SGYP

    Let's take a look at billionaire hedge fund manager John Paulson's Q1 investments in these healthcare stocks: AGN, SGYP
  64. International Bonds are Worth Another Look

    We explain how a global bond portfolio can offer more than a U.S.-only portfolio can.
  65. 5 Central Banks That Are Publicly Traded

    Learn about five central banks that have publicly traded shares. Explore shareholder voting and dividend rights for public ...
  66. How to Break Your Bad Financial Habits

    For individuals and families to hold their own and build equity for retirement, they need to commit to responsible spending ...
  67. Is Brexit Really Europe's Biggest Threat? (EWU)

    Learn about the Brexit vote and its potential short-term consequences, but there may be an even bigger threat to the EU's ...
  68. S&P 500: Q1 2016 Earnings Report Card (WFC, AAPL)

    Explore the report card for the earnings and revenues of the S&P 500 in Q1 2016, as well as the warning signs indicating ...
  69. How the Underground Economy Affects GDP

    Find out how the underground, or shadow, economy affects the accuracy of the calculation of a country's gross domestic product ...
  70. Think You Can Stomach the Perfect Investment?

    When it comes to investing, great long-term track records are not immune from pullbacks, but try telling that to any investor.
  71. China Real Estate: Lawsuits Are Increasing, Price Is Stabilizing

    Examine Chinese real estate data to understand the geographical dynamics of recovery. What does lawsuit volume indicate about ...
  72. Which Brokers Are Anticipating a Bear Market? (GS, JPM)

    Learn why four market strategists at leading U.S. financial institutions are taking cautious views about stock market performance ...
  73. Credit Market: Will China Start Deleveraging? (NMR)

    Learn why China's soaring level of debt poses a risk to the economy and why Chinese authorities believe the country must ...
  74. Chart of the Week: The Global Dynamic That’s Pushing Yields Lower

    Find out why global bond yields continue their downward trend to two things: easy central bank policy and Brexit-induced ...
  75. 8 Tech Companies With Acquisition Potential (ACIA)

    According to Goldman Sachs, these eight technology companies could be acquired next.
  76. 8 Companies That Could Be Acquired Next (SHAK)

    LinkedIn has just been acquired by Microsoft. Who might be next?
  77. Central Bankers' Role in Keynesian Economics

    Learn about the role of monetary policy in Keynesian economics, and examine how central banks impacted aggregate demand in ...
  78. How Low Interest Rates Affect the British Economy

    Explore the impact of historically low interest rates on the British economy, while discovering the reasons for and against ...
  79. Why $50 Oil Won't Be Sustainable (USO, XLE)

    Examine why the recent upswing in oil prices looks to be short-lived, and discover the dynamics between the increasing level ...
  80. Silicon Valley Real Estate: A Good Time to Buy? (FB, GOOG)

    Find out what factors drive the Silicon Valley housing market in 2016. Learn why the high-end homes market is cooling off ...
  81. Buffett's Moat: Is Intel's Competitive Advantage Sustainable? (INTC)

    Examine Intel's economic moat to assess its width and sustainability. Can Intel's competitive advantage keep returns above ...
  82. A Red Flag to the U.S. Equity Market: Rate Hikes

    Discover why the Federal Reserve may raise interest rates in 2016, why that might be necessary and why equity markets might ...
  83. Franklin Templeton's Highest Performing Mutual Fund

    A complete summary and performance review of Franklin Templeton's best performing fund since inception, the Franklin International ...
  84. Will Automaking Save Apple's Branding? (AAPL)

    Explore Apple's potential shift to the automotive market, its secretive Titan Project and how the company might change the ...
  85. Top 10 Rewards Checking Accounts to Consider

    Learn about the 10 best rewards checking accounts and their requirements for earning high interest rates or enough airline ...
  86. 3 Things to Know Before Taking Sell Side Recommendations

    Learn about the equity research process to understand the incentives faced by published research analysts. How should investors ...
  87. FXI: 4 Reasons to Still Avoid Chinese ETFs

    Learn about the economic factors that have created a slowdown in the Chinese economy and why investing in Chinese stocks ...
  88. 4 Cases When Low Home Prices Should Deter Buyers

    Identify several situations in which low home prices should deter buyers, including insufficient city services and supply ...
  89. Is the Hong Kong Property Market in Free Fall?

    Learn why hedge fund manager Kyle Bass believes that Hong Kong property markets are headed for a crash.
  90. 4 Cases When M&A Strategy Failed for the Acquirer (EBAY, BAC)

    Learn about four corporate mergers that were either unsuccessful or faced critical challenges. Discover which factors can ...
  91. 3 Cases When Beta Does Not Measure Volatility of Stocks

    Examine the theoretical and statistical relationship between beta and volatility to identify three factors that limit beta's ...
  92. Debt: Is the Credit Market Peaking? (OAK, JNK)

    Discover why credit markets might be peaking, why distressed debt is rising and how an investor might profit from a rash ...
  93. 4 Reasons Why Irrational Exuberance Lasts Awhile

    Discover four reasons why markets sometimes exhibit irrational exuberance and form asset bubbles and why those bubbles are ...
  94. Not Wailing, but Shrugging

    Learn about how bottom-up is back as the markets take big macro data in stride.
  95. How Low Interest Rates Are Hurting Private Tech Companies (GS)

    Discover how the Federal Reserve's low interest rate policy is harming the private technology market, possibly creating another ...
  96. Why Soros and Icahn are Bears

    Here's why legendary investors George Soros and Carl Icahn are bearish.
  97. 5 Reasons Why Currency Manipulation Matters for Average Investors

    Find out why the Treasury Department identified five potential offenders of currency manipulation, and see how this affects ...
  98. 4 Ways to Reduce Mortgage Fees

    Learn several ways to save on mortgage fees, such as increasing your down payment amount, shopping between lenders, not paying ...
  99. How the Equity Market Became Sensitive to Oil (COP, WFC)

    Discover the reason equities markets became closely correlated with oil prices in the first quarter of 2016, and why the ...
  100. Why this Emerging Region Has Room to Grow

    Learn how disruptive innovation could lead to powerful changes in Latin America and create economic opportunities for more ...
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