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  1. 3D Systems Corporations’ 4 Key Financial Ratios (DDD)

    Learn about the key ratios for analyzing 3D Systems and find out how analysts measure operational efficiency, growth potential ...
  2. The 5 Best Performing Stocks in the Last 20 Years (GMCR, CELG)

    Find out which six stocks have performed the best over the past 20 years, which industries generated the most growth and ...
  3. Marathon Petroleum Corporation: An Activist Investment Analysis (MPC, MPLX)

    Learn about Jana Partners' 2012 activist campaign with Marathon Petroleum. Find out how the hedge fund influenced the spinoff ...
  4. 3 PIMCO Thoughts on Central Banks in 2016

    Learn about PIMCO's outlook for central banks in Europe and the United Kingdom in 2016. Find out how inflation and GDP growth ...
  5. 3 Technology Stocks Near Their 52-Week Highs Worth Selling (XLNX, FICO)

    Find out why Xilinx, FICO and Verizon Communications are three technology stocks near 52-week highs that investors should ...
  6. Analyzing Priceline Group's Return on Equity (PCLN)

    Learn about Priceline's return on equity (ROE) relative to its peers and past performance. Find out how net margin, financial ...
  7. Analyzing GoPro's Return on Equity (GPRO)

    Learn about GoPro's return on equity (ROE) in 2015. What factors have shaped ROE over time? How does GoPro's ROE compare ...
  8. Top 5 Positions in Morgan Stanley's Portfolio (MS, SPY)

    Learn about Morgan Stanley and the type of business it operates. Understand what makes up its portfolio as well as the top ...
  9. Top 5 Positions in Charles Brandes' Portfolio (ERJ, MSFT)

    Learn about Charles Brandes' investment philosophy and largest positions. To which industries is Brandes exposed and how ...
  10. Chesapeake Energy: An Activist Investment Analysis (CHK)

    Learn about Carl Icahn's activist campaign against Chesapeake Energy in 2012. See how Chesapeake's share price has suffered ...
  11. Jeff Gundlach: Gold To Reach $1,400

    Learn the reasons why the bond guru is predicting gold prices to reach $1,400 an ounce, and why gold prices have suddenly ...
  12. European Banks: Growth in 2016?

    Understand the potential growth drivers of the European banking sector and whether 2016 will be a year of growth or continued ...
  13. Top 5 Positions in Bank of America's Portfolio (BAC, SPY)

    Learn about Bank of America and the top five investments the bank holds in its portfolio, backed in part by the firm's Merrill ...
  14. Common Sense Strategies For Adverse Markets

    Adverse markets require skillful adjustments to reduce risk and find new profit opportunities.
  15. 6 Growth Stocks You Should Keep an Eye On (ALK, AOS)

    These growth stocks have appreciated in an uncertain environment, and they all have the potential to be big long-term winners. ...
  16. The Real Estate Market's Supply and Demand Dilemma

    Should investors seek safety in real estate? Perhaps not. Here's why.
  17. Top Tax Planning Tips for Volatile Markets

    Volatile markets provide several ways to lower tax bills ... if you play your cards right.
  18. 7 States with the Healthiest Labor Markets in 2016

    Find out which states are will have the healthiest labor markets in 2016. The oil states are falling, while states in the ...
  19. The World's Top 5 Silver Mining Companies

    Discover five top silver mining stocks for 2016, as precious metals prices appear to have bottomed out in 2015.
  20. The 2016 Infrastructure Report: 4 Ongoing Global Projects

    Discover several of the most costly infrastructure projects under construction around the world in 2016, and learn more about ...
  21. The Growing Demand for Multigenerational Housing

    Socioeconomic factors and cultural preferences have increased the demand for multigenerational housing. Though not right ...
  22. 10 Leading EdTech Companies to Watch in 2016

    Funding for educational technology companies is on the rise, in this article we'll explore 10 exciting EdTech companies to ...
  23. Is the TSX's Sell-off a Buying Opportunity?

    Contrarian investor waiting for a commodity bounce? Why not look north for some value plays?
  24. South American Economies Reel from Low Chinese Demand

    Move over America, the tides have changed. China now has the greatest impact on Latin American economies.
  25. The 10 Riskiest Emerging Market Economies

    Consider some key facts about 10 of the world's most economically vulnerable emerging market economies, a group facing considerable ...
  26. Oil Glut: Find the Opportunities, Jump In

    The recent drop is creating opportunity for larger producers in the form of bankruptcies for smaller firms. Is opportunity ...
  27. Medtronic Delivering Shareholder Value Ahead

    An indepth look at Medtronic (MDT) analyzing fundamentals and trends driving the stock.
  28. 5 Financial Threats to Watch in 2016 

    There is no shortage of worrying news in the global economy for 2016.
  29. Why Investors Have Reason to Be Optimistic

    A broad measure of global equities (the MSCI ACWI Index) entered a bear market recently. And fears over the banking sector ...
  30. When and How to Dump Portfolio Losers

    Having a mechanism in place to address potential losses in a portfolio is imperative. Here are some of the best ways to go ...
  31. The 2016 Outlook For Oil Refiners

    Many refiners have benefited from wide crack spreads in recent years but profits may suffer when crude oil stabilizes.
  32. Robo-Advisors Face Regulatory Scrutiny

    FINRA and other regulators are starting to put robo-advisors under a microscope. Here's what they are focusing on.
  33. How Tech Startup SoFi Plans to Disrupt the Banking Industry

    SoFi is the leader of a FinTech revolution for a digital, 21st century "bankless world." Specializing in student loan refinancing, ...
  34. Could 2016 Be the Year the EU Collapses?

    The EU is facing its strongest test since the potential "Grexit." Are pressures now severe enough to break it up?
  35. Netflix Solves the "Too-Much-Content" Paradox

    Recommendation algorithms, like that of Netflix, are helping to solve the consumer problem of analysis paralysis when faced ...
  36. 6 Factors That Influence Exchange Rates

    An in depth look at out how a currency's relative value reflects a country's economic health and impacts your investment ...
  37. 3 Brexit Doomsday Scenarios

    Britain's population is set to vote for a British exit, or Brexit, from the EU in June of this year. While its supporters ...
  38. 5 Times the European Central Bank Got It Right This Century

    Find out how the ECB made the right moves in pulling the eurozone through many difficult periods despite skepticism the euro ...
  39. Investing in Hedge Funds Vs. Private Equity in 2016

    Discover how hedge funds and private equity face challenging market environments in 2016 and learn about funds that performed ...
  40. Salesforce.com Posts Q4 Loss, Shares Surge on Outlook (CRM)

    “It was an amazing quarter, it was an amazing year,” said CEO Marc Benioff during the conference call with analysts late ...
  41. Top 4 Broad-Based Energy ETFs (XLE, XOP)

    These four broad-based ETFs offer highly liquid long and short exposure to the energy industry.
  42. HUD vs. FHA Loans: What’s the Difference?

    Sometimes these terms are used interchangeably to refer to "government loans" for would-be home buyers. But here's the distinction.
  43. Top 10 Performing Hedge Funds in January 2016

    These hedge funds have consistently delivered positive returns over the years, even during a bearish market in January.
  44. Why Banks Don't Need Your Money to Make Loans

    Contrary to the story told in most economics textbooks, banks don't need your money to make loans, but they do want it to ...
  45. Currency Principle vs. Banking Principle: How Different?

    Understanding the difference between the currency principle and the banking principle helps to illustrate the most basic ...
  46. How Millennials are Changing The Global Economy

    Millennials, "the unluckiest generation", that came out during the Great Recession, facing student debt burdens, anemic wage ...
  47. The 2016 Outlook for Utilities (XLU, VPU)

    Utilities should gain ground throughout 2016, offering investors and market timers profitable opportunities in an adverse ...
  48. 4 Popular Options Strategies for 2016

    Learn how long straddles, long strangles and vertical debit spreads can help you profit from the volatility that stock analysts ...
  49. The Top 6 Russian ETFs (RSX, ERUS)

    Six Russian ETFs offer broad exposure to that country’s publically-traded companies, with Market Vectors Russia ETF (RSX) ...
  50. What Will Save Oil? (And When?)

    Oil longs have had a tough time over the past year, and that could continue, but there is one potential light at the end ...
  51. 5 Myths About the Recent Market Dip

    The media portends market doom and gloom based on a few indicators, but they're using facts selectively and making investors ...
  52. Sales Are Up, Revenue Is Up, So Why Is Amazon Down? (AMZN)

    Whether it's because of an inefficient stock market or great internal problems, Amazon's stock is down significantly in 2 ...
  53. 4 Most Traded ETFs This Year (SPY, XLF)

    Take a closer look at the ETFs with the highest trading volumes in 2016, and learn more about the investment exposure each ...
  54. 4 Strategies to Short the S&P 500 Index (SPY)

    Learn the advantages and disadvantages of methods available to investors with the objective of making a bearish bet on the ...
  55. Elizabeth Warren for President! 5 Financial Changes She Would Implement

    Find out how as president, Elizabeth Warren might change the financial and economic landscape of the United States, including ...
  56. Top Income Investing Strategies for 2016

    Dividend paying stocks and equity income funds are two ways to get yield out of your investments this year.
  57. South Asia: The New Face of Emerging Economies

    With a projected growth rate of above 7% in the region, South Asian economies are expected to form the next group of high-growth ...
  58. What Does the Future Hold for Akamai Technologies? (AKAM)

    Akamai Technologies has seen explosive growth over the past 10 years. But with new competitors approaching, can this rate ...
  59. Zimmer Biomet: A Cheap Stock in a Growing Market

    Here's a look at one of the leading companies in the growing orthopedics market.
  60. Nervous Bulls: Don't Read This Permabear's Opinion

    If this bear is correct, then we could all be in for a rude awakening.
  61. Why Does a Currency Fall Based on Megaevents?

    How does news of political developments, e.g. Brexit, impact currency valuations and economic developments? Investopedia ...
  62. How El Chapo Became a Billionaire Druglord

    An overview of how the infamous Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín 'El Chapo' Guzmán became one of the world's most powerful and ...
  63. Capital Markets: Where They Matter Most

    See which countries and regions dominate the world's capital markets and why American entrepreneurial spirit and risk-taking ...
  64. Is a Recession Coming? Check These Indicators

    These economic indicators may be pointing toward a recession.
  65. Analyzing Lockheed Martin's Return on Equity (LMT)

    Learn about Lockheed Martin's return on equity (ROE). Find out how DuPont analysis explains ROE relative to Lockheed's aerospace ...
  66. These 11 Dow Stocks Are Up Over the Last Year

    Just 11 stocks in the DJIA have appreciated over the past year. Which (if any) is the best bet?
  67. Global Economics: Is Italy the Next Greece?

    Find out whether or not the Italian economy is poised to become the next Greece, and why much depends on the political will ...
  68. Is the Oil Industry Now Underinvesting? (OIL)

    With nearly $400 billion in delayed oil investment projects, will today's spending cuts come back to bite us in the wallet ...
  69. Beyond Google: Alphabet's Other Key Ventures

    An overview of Alphabet's companies, beyond Google.
  70. Small Cap Vs. Mid Cap Vs. Large Cap Stocks in 2016

    Find out what to expect from small-, mid- and large-cap stocks in 2016, learn and why markets might not perform much better ...
  71. Analyzing Alibaba Group's Return on Equity (ROE) (BABA)

    Learn about Alibaba's return on equity, and find out how net profit margin, the asset turnover ratio and financial leverage ...
  72. Analyzing Apple's Return on Equity (AAPL)

    Learn about Apple's return on equity (ROE) in fiscal 2015, and find out how net profit margin, financial leverage and asset ...
  73. Analyzing Facebook's Return on Equity (FB)

    Learn about Facebook's return on equity (ROE), and find out how it compares to its peers. Discover how net margin, asset ...
  74. J.C. Penney: An Activist Investment Analysis (JCP)

    Learn about Pershing Square's activist investment with J.C. Penney. Discover what strategies Bill Ackman tried to implement ...
  75. McKesson Corporation's 3 Key Financial Ratios (MCK)

    Learn about key financial ratios used for analyzing McKesson Corporation and why gross margin, asset turnover and dividend ...
  76. 3 Ways To Take Advantage of a Recession

    Find out which investment strategies enable you to take advantage of the next recession. You no longer have to be a victim ...
  77. Check Your Checking-Account History

    Something you never thought you’d have to worry about: whether a bank will grant you a checking account. If you’ve had too ...
  78. Returning Soon: Volatility (and Here's Why)

    Volatility has calmed, but it could be the calm before the storm.
  79. Heavy Metals Rising (DBB, SLV, AKS)

    Metals and even heavy metals are rallying. Here's the outlook and the opportunities.
  80. Why Gold May No Longer Be a Safe Haven

    Gold is widely seen as a safe haven investment. Is that still the case?
  81. What Nordstrom’s Results Say About Consumers (JWN)

    Here's what Nordstrom's recent results say about the middle to high-end consumer and the retail sector as a whole.
  82. How Oil Prices Will Affect Putin's Presidency

    Vladimir Putin's popularity as Russia's president remains resilient despite low oil prices that are wreaking havoc on an ...
  83. 3 Freelance Gigs to Help You Earn More

    Are you looking to make extra money on the side? Here are three things that could earn you more money than your day job.
  84. 3 Reasons Energy Investors Should Be Cautious in 2016

    Learn why investors eyeing the energy sector should proceed with caution in 2016, even though energy stocks appear to be ...
  85. Robo-Advisors and Banks: Perfect Bedfellows?

    Is the banking industry the next to join the robo-advisory fray? There are many things going on that lead us to believe that ...
  86. Ways TeamHealth Buyout Will Drive Growth at IPC (TMH)

    Understand what the company TeamHealth Holdings does and why it was interested in a buyout with IPC Healthcare. Learn about ...
  87. Chesapeake's Suspends Dividend: A Warning Sign? (CHK)

    Discover what the implications are for Chesapeake Energy's decision to slash its dividend and what investors should look ...
  88. Will Consumer Spending Save the Economy? (FIT, CZR)

    This week will hold incredibly important clues to the state of the American consumer. Be prepared.
  89. How Cheap is Affordable Housing Right Now?

    Learn how many affordable housing government programs work in the United States, including income requirements and the scarcity ...
  90. Bank Teller: Job Description & Average Salary

    Learn the main responsibilities of an individual in a bank teller position, including training, education and skills required ...
  91. 3 Funds That Stand Tall in Market Downturns

    Learn about how you can protect your portfolio from 2008-like disaster with these three funds that stood tall and outperformed ...
  92. 3 Popular Small-Cap Stocks to Avoid in 2016 (X, GPRO)

    Learn about market conditions in the United States that could impact returns in 2016 and the top three popular small-cap ...
  93. 3 Thoughts on QE from Ray Dalio

    Learn what Ray Dalio, chairman of Bridgewater Associates, thinks about quantitative easing based on his 2016 article in the ...
  94. How and Why the New iPhone Affects Micron (AAPL, MU)

    Learn how Micron’s gains from Apple’s decision to boost the DRAM capacity of the iPhone 6s remain muted by Apple’s decision ...
  95. The Basics of FuelCell's Cost Share Carbon Reduction Project (FCEL)

    Discover how FuelCell Energy's carbon capture project with the Department of Energy works and how it could lead to cleaner ...
  96. Analyzing Wells Fargo's Return on Equity (WFC)

    Examine Wells Fargo & Company's return on equity and how stacks up against its major competitors, along with future projections ...
  97. Home Energy Audit Checklist – 5 Important Steps

    Look at these 5 steps to reduce energy waste in your home to help you create a more sustainable household.
  98. Chesapeake Energy's 3 Key Financial Ratios (CHK)

    Understand how the 2016 energy market rout has impacted Chesapeake' business and its stock value as illustrated by some important ...
  99. Will Oil Make an Epic Comeback?

    Oil has been extremely volatile, but making sense of the big picture isn't as complicated as it may seem.
  100. Analyzing AT&T's Price & Profitability Ratios in 2016 (T)

    Conduct fundamental analysis on AT&T by examining its price and profitability ratios.
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