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  1. Why Is Enterprise Products Partners So Excited?

    Enterprise Products Partners has historically gone on the offensive to acquire weaker rivals in a tough spot when the commodity ...
  2. What’s The Highest Dividend-Paying Tech Stock?

    Technology stocks tended not to pay dividends, preferring to reinvest available capital back into their respective businesses ...
  3. Are These 2015's Most-Promising Small-Cap Stocks?

    At least one of these small-caps should spike in 2015.
  4. Are These the Top Inverse ETFs of 2015?

    Short shy? Here's a list of top inverse ETFs to help you profit from a decline in the value of an index or group of stocks.
  5. Is It Time To Start Buying Seadrill?

    West Texas Intermediate oil prices have collapsed from nearly $110 to less than $44 recently, crushing producers, contract ...
  6. How Are Interest Rates Affecting Annaly Cap Mgmt?

    Annaly Capital Management reported a net loss of $658 million thanks to the mortgage REIT's strategy of hedging its exposure ...
  7. When Will The Fed Raise Interest Rates?

    We discuss how the actions of U.S. central bank leaders (i.e. “The Fed”) will affect interest rates in the near future.
  8. Why Do We Like A Mature U.S. Tech Industry?

    The U.S. tech industry, particularly blue-chip, mature companies, has room to run in this expensive bull market.
  9. The Best Way To Approach The Currency Hedge

    Currency is going to continue to be an important factor in investment choices, particularly as the dollar strengthens.
  10. Will Clean Energy Fuels Create A Better Network?

    Ever since the most recent U.S. energy boom began, many people have looked for ways to take advantage of cheap natural gas ...
  11. Is There An Upside For Isis Pharmaceutical Shares?

    Shareholders in biotechnology company Isis Pharmaceuticals have endured a wild, but ultimately enjoyable, ride since late ...
  12. What Are The Prospects For Plug’s Technology?

    Plug Power's fuel-cell technology has huge promise, but it hasn't paid off yet. Few stocks have seen the volatility that ...
  13. #1 Country For Tech Start-Ups: U.S.A

    U.S. tech companies are receiving increased levels of investor funding. In 2014, the number of mega-deals for such ventures ...
  14. What Is The Real Picture Of Linn Energy?

    Numbers don't always tell the full story. Take, for example, the long-term chart for LINN Energy which was expected to be ...
  15. Intel’s Strategy To Gain Shares In The Market

    While Intel's biggest revenue and profit driver is its PC processor division, the company's data center group is probably ...
  16. Can A Family Survive On The U.S. Minimum Wage?

    As the political debate roars on, the numbers are clear: Even two full-timers at U.S. minimum wage can't keep a family of ...
  17. Sun Pharma And Ranbaxy: An Ideal Pharma Marriage?

    The Sun Pharma merger with Ranbaxy will blend the complementary market strengths and areas of expertise of each company and ...
  18. Give Yourself More Options With Real Estate Options

    Real estate options have many benefits, including a smaller initial capital requirement.
  19. The Most Important Technical Indicators For Binary Options

    Trading binary options is not for the novice, but if you're ready to delve in, get to know the best technical indicators.
  20. Does A Junk Rating Reflect Russia's Fundamentals?

    Moody’s, like other credit rating agencies, has downgraded Russia’s sovereign debt rating to non-investment grade, but does ...
  21. What Would Happen If Interest Rates Rise?

    This time around, while U.S. long-term yields have rebounded from their January lows, rates have generally been lower than ...
  22. What’s The Latest Market Volatility Strategy?

    A minimum volatility (min vol) strategy would be top of mind for investors. In today’s market climate the case for min vol ...
  23. Growth and Stabilization In The Global Economy

    The continued advance for stocks implies a stabilization in international economies, which indicates global growth is steadying ...
  24. Hedged ETFs That Help You Cushion Currency Impact

    If you’re an investor holding non-U.S. assets, the returns on your investments will be affected when you translate your investment ...
  25. How Is Technology Reshaping The Oil Economy?

    When we talk about technology, we’re focused on how it makes our lives easier—but we often look past the way it can completely ...
  26. What's The New Emerging Re-fracking Trend?

    The fracking fueled U.S. oil is slowing down. However, this doesn't necessarily spell doom and gloom for frack sand providers ...
  27. What Has Been Groupon’s Growth Strategy?

    Groupon established a strategy with efforts to become a broader force in the e-commerce world and to expand more strongly ...
  28. Are You Ready To Invest In The Tech Sector?

    Tech stocks, particularly those of mature tech companies, are well positioned and offer meaningful upside potential in the ...
  29. Strategies To Position Your Bond Portfolio

    Fixed income investors may not be able to see them all right now, but important trends are stirring on the investment horizon.
  30. The Impact Of A Stronger Dollar In The Markets

    The economy continues to improve, but also demonstrated that some areas of the stock market are more vulnerable to an increase ...
  31. The Impact Of Ending The US Embargo On Cuba

    Many argue that ending the US embargo on Cuba will not only make US consumers happy, but also help the US economy and bring ...
  32. This Is A Small Country With Huge Potential to Grow

    Trinidad and Tobago's increased revenue and economic success have been primarily generated by its energy sector, but it still ...
  33. Is The US Dependence On Foreign Oil Necessarily A Bad Thing?

    We examine the myths and facts about US dependence upon foreign oil.
  34. How to Use Commodity Futures to Hedge

    Both producers and consumers of commodities can use futures to hedge. We explain, using a few examples, how to achieve commodity ...
  35. Strategies To Build Your Retirement Portfolio

    Retirement indexes are designed to estimate how much an investor would need to have saved today to generate annual income ...
  36. The Impact Of Venezuela's Bolivar Exchange Rates

    Venezuela's complex exchange rate system has been a major cause of its economic woes. We examine the impacts, and the supply ...
  37. Will the Natural Gas ETF KOLD Stay Hot?

    Proshares UltraShort Bloomberg Natural Gas ETF isn't an investment for the faint of heart.
  38. Be Aggressive with this Leveraged Natural Gas ETF

    This leveraged ETF offers big short-term potential, but do the risks outweigh the potential rewards?
  39. The World's Top 10 Economies

    A look at the top ten economies in the world.
  40. How To Become A Private Equity Associate

    With the right planning, second- and third-year investment banking analysts can graduate to an associate position at a private ...
  41. Black Gold In JR Ewing Country: Texas' Oil Economy

    The economy of Texas is soaring because of oil and oil-derivated products and services, but is that sustainable with the ...
  42. A Ban On SWIFT Could Hit Russia Where It Hurts Most

    A SWIFT ban on Russia could have a crippling effect on its debt-servicing ability and overall economy, and just might force ...
  43. Why This Small-Cap Utilities ETF is Worth a Look

    PowerShares S&P SmallCap Utilities ETF (PSCU) has been a winner and it’s likely to remain that way barring a broad market ...
  44. Higher Oil Prices On the Horizon? Maybe Not.

    Despite a decision by some oil companies to reduce the overall supply of oil, a sustained ascent in oil prices might not ...
  45. An ETF for Dollar Bulls: PowerShares UUB

    A look at PowerShares US Dollar Index Bullish Fund ETF.
  46. 3 Major Risks For Annaly’s Investors

    Thanks to its double-digit dividend yield, Annaly Capital Management has long been a favorite among income-seeking investors. ...
  47. Which Is One Of The Nation’s Safest Banks?

    While there's no such thing as a completely safe bank stock, it's hard to find one that comes closer to the mark than New ...
  48. Looking To Invest In the Third-Largest Pharmacy?

    Rite Aid Corporation's $4 billion purchase of the Eckerd retail pharmacy chain during the Great Recession might not have ...
  49. The Newest Share For Extreme-Sports Investors

    Extreme-sports enthusiasts celebrated when camera maker GoPro went public last year, and positioned itself as a major seller ...
  50. Why Should Investors Be Wary Of Organovo?

    Few industries are as hit-or-miss as healthcare. Depending upon the success of a company's drug or device pipeline, your ...
  51. How To Take Advantage Of A Stronger U.S. Dollar?

    If you are invested in the market, you will feel the effects of a stronger dollar, especially if overseas interests are part ...
  52. How To Invest Sirius XM Holdings Successfully?

    Sirius XM Holdings wasn't a very exciting stock last year. Let's go over some of the things that need to get right if it ...
  53. Why These Are 2015's Most-Promising Stocks

    A short list of stocks with strong potential for 2015 and beyond.
  54. The World's 10 Most Indebted Oil Companies

    The recent sharp decline in oil prices along with the industry’s high cost of operations have pushed these 10 global oil ...
  55. Are These the 10 Best Oil Stocks of 2015?

    Instead of trying to pick a bottom in oil, pick a good company. Here are 10 to consider.
  56. The Fancy Way To Diversify Your Portfolio: Precious Metal Options

    A guide with strategies on how to invest or trade in precious metals by using options.
  57. When And How To Take Profits On Options

    Here are the different criteria to ensure maximum profit taking while trading options.
  58. The Most Indebted US Oil Companies

    The recent sharp decline in oil prices along with the industry’s high cost of operations have pushed these 10 US oil companies ...
  59. The Healthiest Emerging Markets in 2015

    2014 was a rough year for several well-known emerging market economies. This year is likely to be better for a select few.
  60. If Greece Leaves The Euro, Who's Next?

    If Greece leaves the euro, one of these countries may follow suit.
  61. OptionsXpress Vs. OptionsHouse: Which One To Pick?

    OptionsXpress and OptionsBroker -- each offers a price mix and set of services suitable for certain investors based on their ...
  62. Does Quantitative Easing Work?

    The US, Japan, and now the EU have embraced quantitative easing. But what works for the economy of one country doesn't necessarily ...
  63. China's Push for Investment in North Korea

    We look at how the Chinese government is actively encouraging businessmen to invest in North Korea, including issuing a guidebook.
  64. Afraid Of A New Financial Crisis?

    It may be time for the U.S. to adopt a model for financial companies that better deters risky financial behavior.
  65. What Is A Trader's Worst Nightmare?

    A little preparation will make sure you protect your trading space from everyday
  66. Key Home Upgrades That Make Or Break The Deal

    When making a home purchase, pay attention to key features of the home that either should meet a certain standard or should ...
  67. How The SEC Tracks Insider Trading

    We look at how the SEC tracks and tries to stop insider trading - a seemingly impossible task.
  68. Axis and Allies: US And EU Sanctions Against North Korea

    A look at the sanctions imposed by United States and the European Union on North Korea, along with their effectiveness.
  69. Build a Profitable Trading Model In 7 Easy Steps

    Trading models can provide a powerful tool for building profit. Traders can use and customize existing trading models or ...
  70. How To Trade Jobless Claims with Binary Options

    Binary options on events typically have economic data such as nonfarm payrolls or jobless claims as the underlying. We explain.
  71. The Future Is Now: All About Futures ETFs

    A new security class - futures ETFs - is gaining popularity. We tell you how futures ETFs work and offer tips.
  72. How To Arbitrage Precious Metals

    Here are the fine points, trading tips, suitable securities, and examples for precious metal arbitrage trading.
  73. How To Protect A Short Position With Options

    Short selling can be a risky endeavor, but the inherent risk of a short position can be mitigated significantly through the ...
  74. The Canadian Economy, At A Glance

    The 12 economic indicators described here together provide a comprehensive picture of the state of the Canadian economy. ...
  75. Want To Start Trading Oil? Understand The Basics First

    The overall economics of oil extraction is that there is money in it - both for extraction companies and their investors.
  76. Companies Affected Most by Low Oil Prices

    Low oil prices have affected many companies. Some consumers and producers who rely on oil as a key input benefit, while others ...
  77. Canadian Dollar Continues To Drop, But Why?

    The Canadian dollar-US dollar exchange rate is positively related to oil prices partly due to crude oil's big share of Canada's ...
  78. Is Now the Right Time to Invest in the Euro?

    The euro has been falling...does that mean it's now a bargain?
  79. Bet Against The Euro With EUO ETF

    Investors who believe that the euro will continue to fall in value can gain short exposure to the euro through the ProShares ...
  80. This Indicator Should Always Be Part Of Your Strategy

    The relationship between price, 200-day EMA and its slope of generate useful patterns that assist in price prediction and ...
  81. Sensitivity Analysis For Black-Scholes Pricing Model

    Trading options requires complex calculations, based on multiple parameters. Which factors impact option prices the most?
  82. Examples To Understand The Binomial Option Pricing Model

    Binomial option pricing model, based on risk neutral valuation, offers a unique alternative to Black-Scholes. Here are detailed ...
  83. The Pros and Cons of a Weak Euro

    The lingering Eurozone crisis has caused the euro to decline against the U.S. dollar. Who are the real winners and losers ...
  84. Facebook's Most Important Acquisitions

    Strategic acquisitions have been key to Facebook's growth and success, and the company has acquired more than 50 companies ...
  85. The Best ETFs to Play 2015's Housing Rebound

    Housing starts will likely rise about 20% this year, reviving the recovery. Stocks and ETFs have already begun to move.
  86. Mergers and Acquisitions Analysts: What They Do, How Much They Make

    Mergers and acquisitions analysts perform the the analysis and modeling to support buying, selling, restructuring, and combining ...
  87. How You Can Become A Venture Capital Associate

    Venture capital analysts are the junior members of the venture capital firm. They receive compensation that is typically ...
  88. Eyeing a Loan? Consider Skipping the Banks

    Peer-to-peer lending platforms, such as Lending Tree, Lending Club and Prosper, offer borrowers newfound leverage. Here's ...
  89. How To Make Money WIth Real Estate Options

    Buying real estate options is one way to invest in real estate at a lower entry cost.
  90. Why Is China Stockpiling Millions of Barrels of OIl?

    Can China’s recent attempts to build a big oil inventory (at current low oil prices) have a positive impact on its economy? ...
  91. Funding A Startup When Bank Loans Aren't Possible

    There are alternative ways to fund your business start-up when it is not possible to secure a bank loan, but consider the ...
  92. Is A Greek Euro Exit Finally About To Happen?

    The Eurozone crisis involving Greece has been a nagging thorn in the side of the European Union ever since the financial ...
  93. Interested in Investing in Europe? Eye These ETFs

    Want exposure to the European markets? Check out these ETFs.
  94. China: North Korea's One-Stop Economic Shop

    China is essentially North Korea's only trading partner, a one-stop solution for North Korea's economic needs.
  95. 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 ...
  96. Oil Price Analysis: The Impact Of Supply & Demand

    When all the factors that could affect the price of oil are considered, the most influential remain supply and demand.
  97. Will Your Net Worth Be Affected By A Recession?

    Here's a look at how a potential recession could impact your net worth in a negative way.
  98. Consider The Season On Trading Day

    Calendar and clock bias, better known as seasonality, is a frequently misunderstood concept that exerts a huge influence ...
  99. Is it Time to Buy Russian Rubles?

    Does the Russian Ruble now present an opportunity? Or is there more pain to come?
  100. Will Alex Tsipras Change The European Economy?

    A debt default and a Euro exit by Greece's leaders would likely cause more harm to Greece's economy than to the EU, of which ...
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