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  1. How Private Equity Dividends Work

    Everything you didn't know about private equity dividends.
  2. What Is The “Taper Tantrum” And Should You Fear It?

    If the Fed can figure out a way to raise interest rates and mitigate the effects, then the possible Taper Tantrum will barely ...
  3. Pfizer CEO: The Story Behind Ian Read

    Learn about the rise of Ian Read, the CEO of Pfizer. Pfizer is one of the most profitable and largest pharmaceutical companies ...
  4. Facebook: Google's Only Real Competitor

    Learn why Google's only real competitor on the Web is not a search engine at all; rather, it is another well-known Internet ...
  5. 10 Reasons Google Is One Of The Best Employers

    Find out more about Google Incorporated and reasons why Google was named to Fortune magazine's list of the best companies ...
  6. Is Google Becoming A Monopoly?

    Learn about whether Google is becoming a monopoly. Monopolies are considered undesirable because they prevent competition ...
  7. Which is the Better Bet: Amazon or eBay?

    Amazon and eBay are solid ecommerce companies, but the former is more innovative and diversified. Plus, a third is about ...
  8. The 15 Fastest-Growing RIAs

    Registered investment advisors are consolidating their business and assets. Here are 15 of the fastest-growing RIAs.
  9. Nokia-Alcatel: Does the Risk Trump the Reward?

    Deals where two companies have lots to gain are great, but that doesn't always guarantee success.
  10. Is Now the Time to Bet on Vacation Spending?

    As Americans embark on summer trips, investors can benefit by adding exposure to the travel and leisure sector.
  11. Watch These Top Wind Power Stocks, ETFs

    Wind power has already grown impressively and its best days are ahead. Here are some stocks and ETFs to consider.
  12. Top 5 Highest-Paying Dividend REITS of 2015

    How should the highest-yielding REITs be approached?
  13. Are These 2015's 10 Best Generic Pharma Stocks?

    These 10 generic generic pharma stocks present a lot of upside potential for the second half of 2015. Here's why.
  14. Why Do Companies Choose NASDAQ for Their IPO?

    The NYSE is known for its prestige so why do some companies opt to list on the NASDAQ instead?
  15. How to Profit from the Generic Drug Trend

    Generic drugs are poised to steal market share as patent protections on a number of branded drugs expire. Investors should ...
  16. Is a Stock's Trade Volume Important?

    Stock volume is easy to calculate but understanding its importance is a little more involved. Take the time because it's ...
  17. From Startup To Blue Chip: The Success Story Of Gilead Sciences Inc.

    Learn how Gilead Sciences went from a startup to one of the more successful pharmaceutical companies in the industry, and ...
  18. Why To Pay Attention To Today’s Buyback Boom

    There has been a lot of debate recently about whether today’s buyback boom, $133 billion for S&P companies, is good or bad ...
  19. Top 10 Pfizer Venture Investments

    Learn more about Pfizer Venture Investments, a private equity venture capital firm, and some of the major companies in its ...
  20. What Happened To Rite Aid Stock In 1999?

    Learn how software glitches, competition from the dot-com craze and a major accounting scandal caused Rite Aid's stock to ...
  21. Diversify Your Asia Holdings with These 4 Stocks

    If you're looking for diversification in Asia, consider these four stocks.
  22. How Does Biogen Make its Money?

    Biogen is a healthy biotechnology company producing a stream of illness-fighting drugs. Its big sellers treat MS, and it ...
  23. Sports Stocks to Pump Up Your Portfolio

    Want to play some sports stocks? Here's a handful of known names to consider.
  24. Can Under Armour Catch Nike?

    Under Armour has become the second-largest athletic apparel company in the world, trailing only Nike. How did it get there, ...
  25. When Investing in Whisky, Mind Your Liquidity

    As rare spirits fetch unprecedented prices at auctions, investing in whiskey may prove even more tempting than drinking it.
  26. How To Become A Renewable Energy Entrepreneur

    The recent trend towards greener, more sustainable technology is creating many opportunities for entrepreneurial-minded individuals.
  27. Top U.S-Regulated Option Brokers

    Options trading requires amassing significant capital and then facing high volatility. To protect yourself, ensure you trade ...
  28. How Central Banks Control The Supply Of Money

    A look at the ways central banks pump or drain money from the economy to keep it healthy.
  29. Tax Treatment For Call & Put Options

    A brief intro to the complex US tax rules governing call and put options with examples of some common scenarios.
  30. How To Buy Options On the Dow Jones

    We show why buying options on the Dow Jones is a good alternative to trading the exchange-traded fund.
  31. Top U.S Forex News Sites

    Breaking news moves forex markets. Here are the top U.S. sites for tracking forex news.
  32. Pros And Cons Of Solar Energy

    While solar energy technology has some disadvantages that make it somewhat expensive in certain markets, it is becoming an ...
  33. Capital And Labor: Who Wins The Trans-Pacific Partnership?

    With President Obama securing fast track authority on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the benefits for labor and capital can ...
  34. When Global Economies Converge

    The Divergences in global economic look very much like an explanation for what happened last year, though market observers ...
  35. Why To Look For Opportunities Overseas

    While U.S. equities can continue to climb and post further gains before the end of the year, the best opportunities may still ...
  36. Do Record Stock Highs Signal A Top?

    Despite higher rates, U.S. stocks have been posting new records in recent weeks, despite investor concerns about slowing ...
  37. Understanding Gold Quote Prices

    Willing to trade gold but puzzled by gold price quotes and terminology? Investopedia explains how to read gold price quotes.
  38. How To Invest In The Swiss Franc

    The Swiss franc is one of the safe havens of the investing world. Learn how invest through ETFs, forex, futures, and binary ...
  39. Will Shale Oil Companies Go Bankrupt?

    An overview of shale oil companies and the threats they face in the aftermath of the decline in crude oil prices.
  40. Is The Swiss Franc A Good Investment?

    Individual investors, businesses, financial institutes and even countries have been keeping their money in Swiss francs. ...
  41. Pros & Cons Of Dollar Cost Averaging

    The dollar-cost averaging approach helps investors avoid market timing but they give up some potential for higher returns.
  42. Should My Portfolio Include Private Equity?

    Private equity offers a lot of potential, but is it worth the risk?
  43. Financial News Comparison: Bloomberg Vs. Reuters

    Access to financial information has grown with the expansion of digital news. Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters lead the pack, ...
  44. The 6 Most Profitable Grocery Stores

    These are the six largest grocery store chains operating in the United States.
  45. Want To Trade Stocks In College? 5 Tips To Start

    Investing while in college can be challenging. Here are 5 tips to help student investors make the most of their college years.
  46. Low-Cost Curb Appeal Projects For Your Front Yard

    Some low-cost improvements to your home's exterior and front yard could increase its curb appeal and ensure a great first ...
  47. Alternatives Need More Education, Not Enforcement

    While disclosures and investor education need improvement, alternatives provide a valuable way to increase yield and hedge ...
  48. Buying a Home? The Best Places Share This Feature

    The most lucrative areas to invest in a home are cities where job growth is robust.
  49. 6 Stocks for Millennials (or Anyone)

    Savvy Millennial investors looking for long-term winners should take a look at these stocks.
  50. Top Healthcare, Medical Equipment Stocks of 2015

    A short list of the top healthcare and medical equipment stocks of 2015.
  51. The Strong Dollar’s (Real) Toll On Tech Stocks

    A large portion of U.S. technology companies’ sales occur overseas, given the strong international business and consumer ...
  52. What A Rate Hike May Mean For Stocks

    By the end of the year, investors will likely be contending with the first Federal Reserve (Fed) rate hike in nearly a decade. ...
  53. Is 21st Century Fox a Sly Bet?

    An in depth look at the revenue streams of international media conglomerate Twenty-First Century Fox.
  54. Will These High-Flying Stocks Stay Hot in 2015?

    These 10 stocks were on fire in 2014. Will they stay hot?
  55. Google Stock: A Tale of Two Share Classes

    Google stock comes in two different flavors with different rights for shareholders.
  56. Why You Should Avoid Fixating on Bond Duration

    Financial advisors and their clients should then focus on a bond fund’s portfolio rather than relying on any single metric ...
  57. What Makes the EUR/USD A Risky Trade Now?

    What are the current risks of trading the EUR/USD pair? The Fed may raise interest rates this summer and the ECB has begun ...
  58. Why Working Doesn't Add Up For Many Women

    A type of tax deduction for Japanese stay-at-home wives puts a barrier on women working full time in the country.
  59. The Case For Stocks Today

    Last week, U.S. equities advanced with the S&P 500 Index notching new records. Investors are now getting nervous with rate ...
  60. Why You May Want To Be (And Stay) In Bonds

    Bonds are complicated, and it’s easy to feel intimidated or confused. Fortunately, you don’t need to be a numbers geek to ...
  61. Tech Startup Momentum Being Generated In Detroit

    Rising from the ashes in the once proud auto-manufacturing City of Detroit is a rapidly emerging tech startup scene that ...
  62. Healthiest And Safest European Economies

    Economic indicators are to economists what symptoms are to doctors: signs of the relative well-being of the patient.
  63. Gaining Market Influence-- The Case of US Shale

    A convergence of sustained bank financing, falling production costs and rising oil prices might position the US shale industry ...
  64. Which Dow Jones Stocks are Safe? Which are Risky?

    In a situation where our sustained bull run could turn into a sell-off rather quickly, here are four somewhat safe Dow stocks ...
  65. Apple or Google: Which is the Better Bet?

    Apple and Google have made many investors rich since the turn of the century. Which is more appealing going forward?
  66. Invest in Cancer Research with These 3 Stocks

    These cancer research stocks offer both a high ceiling and the potential to save lives.
  67. TradeKing Vs. TradeStation: Which Meets Your Needs?

    Each of these two online brokerage firms offers a package of benefits, features and services that meets a distinct type of ...
  68. Should I Have An IPO on My Business

    The ultimate outside investment opportunity is going public through an initial public offering. However, IPOs come with costs ...
  69. Corporate Tax Rates: The Highs and the Lows

    The United States is No. 2 in the world for its high corporate tax rate. There are ways around paying it, and many nations ...
  70. Top Strategies on How to Become a Stock Broker

    Gunning to be a stock broker and want an edge? Here's some veteran advice.
  71. Costco, Target or Walmart: Which is the Best Bet?

    These three retailers have all been long-term winners. It that likely to continue? If so, which is the best bet?
  72. Should Investors Get Into Oil Now?

    Oil has enjoyed a steady climb after a violent plunge. Where is it going next, and how can investors profit?
  73. How Apps Are Changing The World

    Apps have allowed people to replace several pieces of tech with a single smartphone or tablet and have made the data from ...
  74. The Big Chill: What’s Wrong With The U.S. Consumer

    Based on the most recent April data, investors may, once again, be disappointed when the second-quarter gross domestic product ...
  75. What More Volatility Means For Momentum Stocks

    One byproduct of the recent tick higher in bond yields: a meaningful rise in volatility for both stocks and bonds.
  76. Volatility In The Yen Has Brought On Big Changes

    There's a difference between translation effects and the real effects that FX swings bring. We look at the difference, and ...
  77. What To Expect Following The Tory Triumph

    The decisive Conservative victory in the UK's recent general election removes some of the near-term political uncertainty ...
  78. What's the Verdict on START-UP NY?

    START-UP NY is an initiative designed to attract companies to New York State by giving them 10 years of tax breaks. Sounds ...
  79. The EMAG Emerging Mkts Bond ETF: Worth the Risk?

    The Market Vectors Emerging Markets Aggregate Bond ETF (EMAG) might offer long-term rewards, but is now the best time to ...
  80. Can Electric Cars Replace Gas Guzzlers?

    High costs and poor battery performance have deterred many from switching to electric cars, which begs the question: can ...
  81. How Violence In Yemen Has Affected Oil Prices

    Oil prices have been dropping significantly over the past year due to an abundance of supply and weaker global demand.
  82. How To Invest In Internet-Connected Cars

    Companies are combining automotive technology with phones, watches, and computers to create a new, profitable industry.
  83. How & Why Interest Rates Affect Options

    The Fed is expected to change interest rates soon. We explain how a change in interest rates impacts option valuations.
  84. How To Calculate The GDP Of A Country

    We explain how to calculate the GDP of a country using two different approaches.
  85. What Skills Do You Need For An Investment Banking Job?

    Aspiring for the best paid investment banking jobs? Here is the list of top skills that investment banks look for in job ...
  86. How To Value Airline Stocks

    We explain what drives the stocks of airline companies and how best to assess their values.
  87. Is There Any Upside Left in Costco?

    Costco's stock has performed exceptionally well over the past five years, but does it need a breather?
  88. The Pros & Cons Of A Strong Dollar

    As the U.S. economy has emerged from the Great Recession, the strength of the U.S. dollar has also improved.
  89. Impact of Low Oil Prices on Oil Sellers and Buyers

    The impact of the fall in oil prices globally is nuanced due to the complex economies of some countries --some of which are ...
  90. Using Excel PV Function to compute Bonds PV

    To determine the value of a bond today - for a fixed principal (par value) to be repaid in the future at any predetermined ...
  91. Dos And Don'ts Of Selling A House

    Tips for selling your house in the shortest time possible and for the best price
  92. What Is Deflation And How Do Central Banks Fight It?

    The measures taken by central banks seem to be winning the battle against deflation, but it is too early to tell if they ...
  93. 5 Financial Tools You Can Throw Out The Window

    Bank deposit slip: what's that? Everyday tools of our financial life that went from indispensable to obsolete.
  94. Why The U.S. Economy Is Ready For Liftoff

    Though the U.S. economy is once again underperforming expectations, as it has for the past five years, the economy is ready ...
  95. Steps to Starting Up an Independent Broker Dealer

    Launching your own broker-dealer is a lot of work, but the potential payoff is great, both personally and financially.
  96. Small-Cap Biotech Stocks to Watch

    Home runs in the small cap biotechnology market are hard to come by. Here are some names to watch.
  97. Venezuela: Portrait of a Country in Turmoil

    Venezuela is floundering, and the story has more to do with just the falling price of oil.
  98. A Look at How the Ultra-Wealthy Invest

    Ultra-wealthy investors are cautious this year as they approach the markets. Many target mutual funds and stocks, but most ...
  99. The Cost of Shale Oil Versus Conventional Oil

    Fracking technology has brought new costs to the oil extraction process, and that has an impact on the profitability of the ...
  100. Top Commodities ETFs for Your Retirement Portfolio

    There are many commodity-tracking ETFs, but only a few are must-adds to your retirement portfolio.
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