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  1. How to Dodge Brokers Using Smarmy Sales Tactics

    Many finance professionals use illegal, high-pressure sales tactics to sell bad securities to investors. Here's how to know ...
  2. Sears's 3 Key Financial Ratios (SHLD)

    Understand how negative numbers related to Sears' sales, earnings and shareholders' equity may help explain the company's ...
  3. Duck These Illegal Sales Tactics Used By Brokers

    Many unscrupulous brokers employ illegal swindling tactics to sell bad securities. Here are sales strategies that should ...
  4. USL: United States 12 Month Oil ETF

    Find out more information about the United States 12 Month Oil ETF, and explore detailed analysis of the characteristics, ...
  5. AAXJ: iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF

    Take an in-depth look at the iShares MSCI All Country Asia ex Japan ETF, an international fund dedicated to Asian equities ...
  6. UGA: United States Gasoline Fund ETF

    Learn about the United States Gasoline Fund, the characteristics of the exchange-traded fund, and the suitability and recommendations ...
  7. EUFN: iShares MSCI Europe Financials ETF

    Learn about the iShares MSCI Europe Financials fund, which invests in numerous European financial industries, such as banks, ...
  8. EWU: iShares MSCI United Kingdom ETF

    Understand how the iShares MSCI United Kingdom exchange-traded fund is managed, how it tracks its benchmark and for whom ...
  9. DBO: PowerShares DB Oil ETF

    Find out more about the PowerShares DB Oil exchange-traded fund, the characteristics of the ETF and the suitability and recommendations ...
  10. RXI: iShares Globl Consumer Discretionary ETF

    Explore analysis of the iShares Global Consumer Discretionary ETF, and learn about the suitability of this fund that tracks ...
  11. EFA: iShares MSCI EAFE Index ETF

    Discover how the iShares MSCI EAFE Index ETF is managed, and learn which investors may benefit from adding the fund to a ...
  12. EWT: iShares MSCI Taiwan ETF

    Take a look at the largest Taiwan ETF: BlackRock's iShares MSCI Taiwan. Learn how investors can best apply EWT to their overall ...
  13. VOE: Vanguard Mid-Cap Value ETF

    Take an in-depth look at the Vanguard Mid-Cap Value ETF, one of the largest and most popular mid-cap funds in the U.S. equity ...
  14. UCO: ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil ETF

    Find out more about the ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil ETF, the characteristics of UCO and the suitability and recommendations ...
  15. IWN: iShares Russell 2000 Value ETF

    Read an in-depth description of the iShares Russell 2000 Value fund, an exchange-traded fund that tracks undervalued small-cap ...
  16. PPLT: ETFS Physical Platinum ETF

    Learn about the physical platinum ETF. Platinum embarked on a bull market from 2001 to 2011, climbing to record prices along ...
  17. SLV: iShares Silver Trust ETF

    Learn about the iShares Silver Trust, an exchange-traded fund that invests primarily in silver and is affected by risks unique ...
  18. VDE: Vanguard Energy ETF

    Discover the type of investment strategy the Vanguard Energy ETF follows, and learn why it may be an appropriate addition ...
  19. USO: United States Oil Fund ETF

    Find out more about the United States Oil Fund, the characteristics of USO, and the suitability and recommendations of the ...
  20. GDX: Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF

    Learn about Market Vectors Gold Miners, one of the most volatile ETFs in the market, which fell 75% from 2011 to 2015 after ...
  21. FGD: First Trust Dow Jones Global Sel Div ETF

    Find out about the First Trust Dow Jones Global Select Dividend Index Fund, and learn detailed information about characteristics ...
  22. The Tech World Sees Number of “Unicorns” Boom

    As the number of tech startups valued over $1 billion begins to level out, we evaluate the changing nature of private valuations.
  23. 3 Global Economic Challenges for Investors in 2016

    Read about areas of concern for the global economy in 2016. See how China's economy may be slowing down, although it is difficult ...
  24. J.C. Penney's 3 Key Financial Ratios (JCP)

    Understand why chasing sales without ensuring profitability may be the wrong approach for JCPenney and the negative effects ...
  25. The Top 5 International Equity Mutual Funds for 2016

    Learn about the five mutual funds that specialize in investing in international equities and that have different investment ...
  26. IWF: iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF

    Learn about the iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF, including how the fund is constructed, its holdings and its strong recent ...
  27. IJK: iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Growth ETF

    Learn about the iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Growth exchange-traded fund, which invests in U.S. equities of mid-cap companies ...
  28. CURE: Direxion Daily Healthcare Bull 3X ETF

    Learn about the Direxion Daily Healthcare Bull. This is a leveraged ETF that tracks the health care sector, which is a leader ...
  29. PRF: PowerShares FTSE RAFI US 1000 ETF

    Find out about the PowerShares FTSE RAFI U.S. 1000 ETF, and explore detailed analysis of the fund that invests in undervalued ...
  30. The Top 5 Silver ETFs for 2016 (SIVR, SIL)

    Check out the top five exchange-traded funds for 2016 that offer investors direct exposure to the silver market in the metals ...
  31. DBE: PowerShares DB Energy ETF

    Explore information about the PowerShares DB Energy Fund ETF, and learn how investors utilize it to obtain exposure to the ...
  32. RWX: SPDR Dow Jones International RelEst ETF

    Learn how the SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate exchange-traded fund (ETF) is managed and for whom the ETF is most ...
  33. Passive vs. Active Management: Which is Best?

    Portfolio performance is as much about picking asset classes as picking stocks. Timing the market, however, is something ...
  34. SPLV: PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF

    Find out about the PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF, and learn detailed information about this fund that provides exposure ...
  35. PSP: PowerShares Global Listed Private Eq ETF

    Learn more about the PowerShares Global Listed Private Equity Portfolio, a private equity-based exchange-traded fund, or ...
  36. EWY: iShares MSCI South Korea Capped ETF

    Take an in-depth look at the iShares MSCI South Korea Capped exchange-traded fund, which is the largest and most secure South ...
  37. MTK: SPDR Morgan Stanley Technology ETF

    Find out about the SPDR Morgan Stanley exchange-traded fund, and learn detailed information about its characteristics, suitability ...
  38. HDV: iShares Core High Dividend ETF

    Discover how the iShares Core High Dividend ETF is managed, which index it tracks, and for whom it is most suitable as part ...
  39. Will Crude Oil Recover In 2016? (USO, OIH)

    A historic supply imbalance may resolve in 2016, allowing crude oil to recover lost ground.
  40. How Safe Are Dividends on Oil Stocks?

    Discover how safe oil companies' dividend payments are if oil prices remain at their current level for a prolonged period ...
  41. Is It Time To Buy Natural Gas? (UNG)

    Natural gas stands to benefit greatly from the next commodity complex recovery wave.
  42. 3 Economic Challenges the US Faces in 2016

    Learn about the three biggest challenges facing the U.S. economy heading into 2016, and discover why there are fears of another ...
  43. Why a Perfect Storm Is Brewing in Healthcare (and Healthcare Stocks) (UNH, HCA)

    A look at the immediate and long-term effects of Obamacare on the U.S. healthcare industry and medical economy.
  44. Forget Beating the Market with Popular Stocks

    Many investors are tempted to try and beat the market with popular stocks, but achieving long term gains that way is very ...
  45. The Topic We Should All Be Paying Attention to

    As the December Federal Reserve (Fed) meeting nears, discussions and speculation about the precise timing of Fed liftoff ...
  46. Thinking About M&A When it Comes to Your Portfolio

    There’s an ongoing financial market trend of great importance to investors, one that could offer substantial opportunity: ...
  47. Can the Global Economy Keep Going?

    It’s becoming increasingly difficult to make sense of the conflicting signals coming in about the state of the global economy. ...
  48. The Rate Hike: What Investors Should Know

    Advisors will be getting many client questions about the rate hike. Here are some tips on how to address this hot topic.
  49. Chances That Mortgage Rates Will Decrease Are Low

    Understand why mortgage rates are not likely to decrease in 2016; in fact, most indicators point to modestly rising mortgage ...
  50. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Chesapeake Energy Stock

    Learn the biggest risks to investing in Chesapeake Energy Corporation. Discover the company's financial ratios and other ...
  51. The Top 5 Large-Cap Natural Gas Stocks for 2016

    Learn the top five large-cap natural gas companies with the potential to grow in 2016. Discover each company's growth opportunities ...
  52. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Utility Stocks for 2016

    Discover the top five mid-cap utility stocks that are expected to grow in 2016. Read a brief description of each company ...
  53. The Most Important Moving Averages For Investors (AAPL, TLT)

    Investors focus on fundamental criteria to choose portfolio candidates but adding moving averages to their analysis will ...
  54. 4 Reasons Why the Housing Recovery Will Be Short-lived (LOW, HD)

    Evidence would suggest that the same culprits from 2008 and some new ones are re-inflating a housing bubble.
  55. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Bank Stocks for 2016

    Read about the top five mid-cap banking stocks, the impact of a Federal Reserve rate hike and where these stocks could be ...
  56. The Top 5 Small-Cap Growth Mutual Funds for 2016

    Understand how small-cap growth stocks fit into an investor's portfolio, and learn the best mutual funds in the category ...
  57. Is It Time To Buy The Solar Sector? (TAN, FSLR)

    The solar industry has grown rapidly in the last decade but faces major roadblocks in 2016.
  58. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Gold Stocks for 2016

    Discover the top five mid-cap gold stocks for 2016, with a summary of each company and the outlook for both gold and the ...
  59. Is Russia’s Economy Really Healing? (RBL)

    Is Russia’s Economy Really Healing?
  60. Tracking Money Flow In The DJ Industrial Average (AAPL, MSFT)

    Tracking Dow money flow allows market players to identify the index components most likely to produce reliable profits.
  61. Does Heavy Online Traffic Mean Good Stock Returns? (GOOGL, FB)

    A look at companies with strong online performance and whether or not it equates to stock appreciation.
  62. Will the Euro Continue to Rally? (EUO)

    The euro is rallying. Should investors chase this performance or is the real opportunity on the other side of the trade? ...
  63. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Ambarella Stock

    Read about the risks of investing in Ambarella. The company makes the chips inside GoPro cameras and is subject to some risks ...
  64. What a $20 USD Barrel Means For the US Oil Industry

    Read about Goldman Sachs' prediction that oil prices could go as low as $20 a barrel. Understand how low prices impact companies ...
  65. The Top 5 Materials ETFs for 2016

    Read about five of the best materials exchange-traded funds available for 2016, and learn how you can get the exposure you ...
  66. The World’s Biggest State Owned Oil Companies

    Read about eight of the biggest government-controlled oil producers in the world, and learn more about how they are organized ...
  67. 5 Best US Small-Cap Index Mutual Funds

    Read about different small-cap mutual funds that are available for investors. Learn about how the small-cap indexes have ...
  68. 3 Vanguard Mutual Funds with Long Track Records

    Read about a few Vanguard mutual funds with long track records. Learn about the Vanguard Wellington Fund which began trading ...
  69. The Top 3 Large Cap Growth ETFs for 2016

    Obtain information on some of the most popular and best performing large-cap growth equities ETFs for investors to consider ...
  70. Bulge Bracket Vs. Mid Market Vs. Boutique Investment Banks

    Obtain a detailed description of the primary differences between the various types of investment banks: bulge bracket, middle ...
  71. What’s in Your Impact Fund?

    We consider three key segments in investing strategies, but today we’ll be focusing on impact funds: how they’re built and ...
  72. A Beginner's Guide To Hedging

    Learn how investors use strategies to reduce the impact of negative events on investments.
  73. AOR: iShares Core Growth Allocation ETF

    Find out about the iShares Core Growth Allocation Fund, and learn detailed information about its characteristics, suitability ...
  74. EZA: iShares MSCI South Africa ETF

    Learn more about the iShares MSCI South Africa fund, which is an NYSE-listed exchange-traded fund offered and managed by ...
  75. PHDG: PowerShares S&P 500 Downside Hedged ETF

    Find out about the PowerShares S&P 500 Downside Hedged ETF, and learn detailed information about characteristics, suitability ...
  76. An Introduction to Government Loans

    Government loans further policymakers' efforts to create positive social outcomes by offering timely access to capital for ...
  77. The Top 5 Small-Cap Growth ETFs for 2016

    Learn about the top five exchange-traded funds that invest in small market-cap stocks traded on the U.S. exchange with a ...
  78. Black Swan Events And Investment

    These world-changing events are rare and difficult to predict, but they have serious implications for your investments.
  79. What Determines Oil Prices?

    Changes in the price of oil aren't arbitrary. Read on to find out what moves them and why.
  80. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Bank of America Stock

    Learn the largest risks to owning Bank of America stock. Discover its outlook through fundamental analysis and external risks ...
  81. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Southwest Stock

    Learn the biggest risks to investing in Southwest Airlines. Discover fundamental, industry-wide and other various internal ...
  82. 5 Hot Housing Markets in America

    Investors and homebuyers are watching some U.S. cities' housing markets appreciate at a rapid rate. Here are the top five ...
  83. The 3 Best Buy-and-Hold Canadian Stocks

    Learn how the market is misreading Canadian stocks and how long-term buy-and-hold investors can stand to benefit from the ...
  84. American Century’s Top Funds for Retirement

    American Century Investments should be considered for retirement funds, but economic woes may be guiding us into a dangerous ...
  85. Top Retirement Choice: Dividend Stock or Annuity?

    There's a lot to take into account when deciding between dividend stocks or annuities for retirement planning. Here's what ...
  86. Adjusting Holding Periods To Market Cycles (AAPL, GLD)

    Holding periods should be established after analysis of market cycles, to determine the most advantageous timing for entries ...
  87. Cargill Stock Doesn’t Exist. Here's Why.

    Learn how Cargill has avoided an IPO through family ownership and keeping insiders happy. Find out how rival companies have ...
  88. 3 Oil Companies Losing Money with Current Oil Prices

    Learn about three oil companies that are losing money with low oil prices. See how companies in the sector with high debt ...
  89. 5 Stocks You Should Buy for 2016

    The stock market might bring some challenges in 2016. Here are five stocks with potential to buck the trend.
  90. IDV: iShares International Select Dividend ETF

    Learn how the iShares International Select Dividend ETF provides investors an opportunity to gain exposure to high-quality ...
  91. GDXJ: Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF

    Obtain detailed information and analysis of the Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF, and learn about the opportunities ...
  92. VXF: Vanguard Extended Market ETF

    Learn how the Vanguard Extended Market ETF provides investors with exposure to the larger stock universe, except for companies ...
  93. KRE: SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF

    Learn about the SPDR S&P Regional Banking Fund, an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that invests in equities of regional banks ...
  94. VNQI: Vanguard Global ex-US Real Estate ETF

    Take an in-depth look at the Vanguard Global ex-U.S. Real Estate ETF, an international property fund tilted toward Asian ...
  95. SCHB: Schwab US Broad Market ETF

    Take an in-depth look at the Schwab U.S. Broad Market ETF, an incredibly low-cost fund based on a wide selection of the U.S. ...
  96. JKL: iShares Morningstar Small-Cap Value ETF

    Find out about the Shares Morningstar Small-Cap Value ETF, and learn detailed information about this exchange-traded fund ...
  97. KBE: SPDR S&P Bank ETF

    Explore analysis of the SPDR S&P Bank ETF, and learn how the ETF tracks the banking sector and how investors can benefit ...
  98. Can the Tech Sector Save the Ailing Chinese Economy?

    The tech sector has been the sole winner in the declining Chinese market. Does it have the potential to sustain the momentum, ...
  99. IAT: iShares US Regional Banks ETF

    Obtain information and analysis of the iShares US Regional Banks ETF for investors seeking particular exposure to regional ...
  100. USMV: iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility ETF

    Learn about the iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility exchange-traded fund, which invests in low-volatility equities traded ...
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