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  1. 4 Predictions for Oil in 2016

    Learn four predictions for oil markets in 2016 including where prices are heading and the key fundamental factors driving ...
  2. Gartman: Oil Swings to Flatten Out at $27-$47

    Trying to figure out if oil has bottomed? The opinions of the names listed below might give you some insight.
  3. Building a Case for the Bulls: 3 Opinions

    These three big names are bullish on the economy. Are there good times ahead?
  4. The Top 5 Small Cap Gold Stocks for 2016 (KGC, SBGL)

    Learn about the factors that led to gold's underperformance, factors that may lead a gold rally and five micro-cap gold stocks ...
  5. Performance Review: Commodities in 2015

    Learn how commodities took a big hit in 2015 with a huge variance in performances. Discover how the major commodities performed ...
  6. The Top 5 Micro-Cap Gold Stocks for 2016 (PGLC)

    Discover five micro-cap gold miners that are well-positioned for a positive year in 2016, even if gold prices remain under ...
  7. 4 Energy Stocks for Income Seekers in 2016 (COP, CVX)

    Discover four energy companies that could maintain or even increase their dividends in 2016, making them the best investments ...
  8. Stryker Corporation: A Strong Capital Position

    A discussion on business operations, financials, valuation and growth trends for Stryker Corporation.
  9. What's the Fed Going to do in 2016?

    Learn about the factors that contribute to increases in the federal funds rate by the Federal Reserve and key economic indicators ...
  10. Brazil's Latest Export To China: Soccer Players

    Why are Brazilian soccer players moving to China?
  11. How Advisors Can Make the Most Out of Volatility

    Advisors can use market volatility as an opportunity to enhance their value to their clients and grow their practice. Here's ...
  12. 5 Places Where Your Travel Dollar Goes Furthest

    The dollar is pretty strong right now, but where is it strongest? Canada? South Africa? Europe? Here are five places to travel ...
  13. 6 Risks International Stocks Face in 2016

    Learn about risk factors that can influence your investment in foreign stocks and funds, and what regions are more at-risk ...
  14. 5 Predictions for the Chinese Stock Market in 2016

    Find out why market analysts are making these five ominous predictions about the Chinese stock market in 2016, and how it ...
  15. What Investors Need to Know About Returns in 2016

    Last year wasn’t a great one for investors seeking solid returns, so here are three things we believe all investors need ...
  16. ABC's Madoff Miniseries Explores His Charm, Smarm

    An ABC miniseries on Ponzi scheme king Bernie Madoff gets inside the head of a man who was, in fact, not too big to fail.
  17. Icahn's Bet on Cheniere Energy: Should You Follow?

    Investing legend Carl Icahn continues to lose money on Cheniere Energy, but he's increasing his stake. Should you follow ...
  18. Analyzing Google's Return on Equity (ROE) (GOOGL)

    Learn about Alphabet's return on equity. How has its ROE changed over time, how does it compare to its peers and what factors ...
  19. Is Buffett's Bet on Oil Right for You? (XOM, PSX)

    Oil stocks are getting trounced, but Warren Buffett still likes one of them. Should you follow the leader?
  20. 3 Things About International Investing and Currency

    As world monetary policy continues to diverge rocking bottom on interest rates while the Fed raises them, expect currencies ...
  21. The Biggest Risks of Investing in SandRidge Stock

    Learn about the significant risks of investing in SandRidge. Read how the company may not be able to service its substantial ...
  22. Tufts Economists: TPP Will Reduce U.S. GDP

    According to economists at Tufts University, the TPP agreement will destroy half a million jobs in the U.S. by 2025.
  23. Gloom and Doom for Global Markets in 2016?

    Learn about the volatility in global markets during the beginning of 2016. See why famous investors are saying some economies ...
  24. The Top 5 Micro Cap Alternative Energy Stocks for 2016 (AMSC, SLTD)

    Follow a cautious approach when purchasing micro-cap stocks in the alternative energy sector. Learn about five alternative ...
  25. How Digital Payments Will Change Commerce in 2016

    The way we transfer and spend money is constantly evolving, and 2016 is poised to expand digital payments like we've never ...
  26. Digital Nomads in the Modern Economy

    Digital nomads compose a growing portion of the modern economy.
  27. Five Advantages of Futures Over Options

    Futures have a number of advantages over options such as fixed upfront trading costs, lack of time decay and liquidity.
  28. Will Silver Recover in 2016? (SLV, GLD, JJC)

    The end of the silver downtrend is likely to coincide with similar recoveries in gold, iron and copper.
  29. Will China Suffer a Fate Similar to That of the Soviet Union?

    Many parallels could be drawn between the former USSR and today's China, but the one similarity the CCP wants to avoid is ...
  30. The Top 5 Micro Cap Biotechnology Stocks for 2016 (BSTC, OSIR)

    Discover some of the most promising micro-cap biotechnology stocks that investors can consider for their 2016 investment ...
  31. The Top 5 Silver Penny Stocks for 2016 (LODE,AG)

    Learn about five of the top silver penny stocks and why investors may want to consider adding them to their investment portfolios ...
  32. Chipotle Served with Criminal Probe

    Chipotle's beat muted expectations and got a clear bill from the CDC, but it now appears that an investigation into its E.coli ...
  33. Analyzing Sprint Corp's Return on Equity (ROE) (S)

    Learn about Sprint's return on equity. Find out why its ROE is negative and how asset turnover and financial leverage impact ...
  34. Why Alphabet is the Best of the 'FANGs' for 2016

    Alphabet just impressed the street, but is it the best FANG stock?
  35. Plated Review, Is It Worth It?

    Take a closer look at the ready-to-cook meal service, Plated, and learn how the company can help you take the hassle out ...
  36. Governments Ask Tech Giants to Join War on ISIS

    In the US and Israel, governments have asked their respective nations' tech industries to help in the war against ISIS.
  37. How China's Economy is Now Like America's

    China's economy could take the global economy down with it; why that might be good news in the grand scheme.
  38. A 2016 Outlook: What January 2009 Can Teach Us

    January 2009 and January 2016 were similar from an investment standpoint, but from a forward-looking perspective, they were ...
  39. Drone Investments Are Flying High 

    According to a report released by Dow Jones VentureWire, venture-backed funding for drone companies is on the rise.
  40. Clinton or Cruz: The President for Your Pocketbook

    Tuesday's Iowa caucuses kicked off presidential primary season and offered a couple of surprises.
  41. 4 ETFs To Trade the Russian Ruble (RSX, ERUS)

    Discover which exchange-traded funds (ETFs) provide investors with the greatest exposure to the Russian ruble and learn about ...
  42. 3 Vanguard Equity Fund Underperformers

    Discover three funds from Vanguard Group that consistently underperform their indexes. Learn how consistent most Vanguard ...
  43. Alphabet Earnings Beat Expectations (GOOGL, AAPL)

    Alphabet's earnings crush analysts' expectations; now bigger than Apple?
  44. The Next Stop for Oil: $18 a Barrel or $52?

    Predictions on the price of oil are all over the spectrum. Will it hit $18 or $52 this year (or both)?
  45. Analyzing Boeing’s Return on Equity (ROE) (BA)

    Learn about Boeing's return on equity and find out how the company's ROE compares to its own historical performance and aerospace ...
  46. With Short Interest Surging, Is it Time to Buy?

    What do you think the smart money is doing when the market moves higher? Apparently, they're building short positions.
  47. Are Super Bowl Ads Worth Their High Cost?

    Are Super Bowl ads worth the investment? A look at the cost and how they're received.
  48. The Changing Economics of the Oil Business

    Read about the changing economics of the oil business. Discover how oil companies are using technology to increase the efficiency ...
  49. Blockchain: The Backbone of Finance's Entire Future

    What is blockchain, and why is it now being used for everything from tracking loans to authenticating diamond purchases?
  50. China Mobile: Just How Big is It? (CHL, CHU, CHA)

    The story behind China Mobile, the biggest company you might never have heard of.
  51. The Biggest Private Oil Companies in the World

    Discover the largest private oil companies in the world, as ranked according to the average barrels of oil per day (B/D) ...
  52. In Pain? Sanofi Has a Cure for That (SNY)

    Sanofi, a French pharmaceutical firm, is the name behind some of the drugs you use every day. Here's how it operates.
  53. Petrochina: A Homegrown Giant (PTR)

    The story behind PetroChina, one of the three biggest companies in the world by revenue.
  54. Where to Ride Out the Volatility

    The one word that characterizes financial markets today: volatile. Take a look at these three considerations.
  55. A Key Tip for Making Your Nest Egg Last Longer

    Retirees who don't want to deplete their nest eggs during a bear market should make sure to do the following.
  56. You'll Need to Shell Out More for a Mansion

    But not everywhere. The places prices are still booming are ultra-luxe enclaves, such as Beverly Hills and the Hamptons.
  57. The (Expected) Market Impact of the 2016 Election

    With primary season upon us, investor attention is beginning to turn to the upcoming U.S. presidential election.
  58. Hot Startups for Investors in 2016 

    The hot investment areas for 2016 are infrastructure software, real estate, cybersecurity, Mobile First Enterprise Applications, ...
  59. Dow Chemical: An Activist Investment Analysis (DOW)

    Read about how an activist hedge fund demanded changes at Dow Chemical. Learn about deal structure of the proposed merger ...
  60. Global Headwinds Hit the 6 Biggest Economies

    As of Friday, initial estimates for fourth-quarter and full-year 2015 growth in gross domestic product (GDP) are available ...
  61. Economic Indicators: Reading Between the Lines

    On the surface, economic indicators are sending mixed signals, but what's brewing beneath the surface?
  62. Total Stock Market Vs. S&P 500 ETF: Which One to Choose?

    Learn about how broad-based equity market exchange-traded funds can differ from one another and what you should consider ...
  63. 3 Eaton Vance Mutual Funds with Long Track Records (EV)

    Discover three Eaton Vance mutual funds with long track records. Review brief descriptions about each fund's management and ...
  64. The Top 5 Small-Cap Core Mutual Funds for 2016

    Discover five mutual funds that specialize in investing in core small-market capitalization stocks traded on U.S. stock exchanges.
  65. Why You Shouldn't Bet Against Bezos, Amazon (AMZN)

    Amazon disappointed Wall Street for the fourth quarter, but ignoring those expectations and paying attention to the underlying ...
  66. S&P 500 Vs. Dow Jones ETF: Which is a Safer Investment? (SPY,DIA)

    Learn about why the risks of investing in the ETFs that track the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average are very similar ...
  67. From Shampoo to Soup, Unilever Has it Covered (UL)

    Open your fridge, your pantry, your bathroom cabinet and you'll find the Unilever logo. Here's how the company got so enormous.
  68. How Royal Dutch Shell Makes Money (RDS-A)

    How does an oil company dominate the world? Following Royal Dutch Shell's business model probably wouldn't hurt.
  69. 5 Stocks Retirees Should Consider in 2016

    This isn't an easy investment environment for retirees, but there are still opportunities. Here are five resilient stocks ...
  70. Advisors: What to Know Before You Text

    Texting is becoming more popular between clients and financial professionals, but compliance can be tricky. Here's what to ...
  71. 5 Vanguard Equity Fund Outperformers

    Discover five equity mutual funds from Vanguard Group that have consistently beat their comparative indexes for the last ...
  72. 4 Ways China Influences Global Economics

    Learn the four ways China's economy can influence the global economy. The recent decline in Chinese stock markets should ...
  73. 5 Economic Changes to Expect if a Republican Wins in 2016

    Discover the five most likely economic changes the United States can expect if a Republican wins the presidential election ...
  74. BP Stock: A Dividend Analysis (BP)

    Discover an analysis of oil giant BP's dividend policy, and learn about the safety of its dividend and the effect of falling ...
  75. 3 Risks U.S. Bonds Face in 2016

    Learn about the major risks for the bond market in 2016; interest rate increases, high-yield bond volatility and a flatter ...
  76. Feeling Bearish? If So, You're in Good Company

    These investing practitioners and pundits earned notoriety for their accuracy; they're sending a dire warning about the global ...
  77. 3 Legg Mason Mutual Funds with Long Track Records (LM)

    Discover three Legg Mason mutual funds with long track records. Read a summary of each fund, as well as performance and manager ...
  78. Three Reasons 2016 Could Be A Better Year for the Global Economy

    The diminishing commodities market and China's slowing growth hurt a lot of companies and economies worldwide. However, there ...
  79. Is it the Right Time to Raise Interest Rates?

    Warning signs have started to emerge that point to a potentially dismal 2016 for the U.S. economy.
  80. 4 Executives Who May Be On Thin Ice in 2016 (CMG,TWTR)

    Find out the reasons why these executives of underperforming companies may find themselves on the chopping block in the coming ...
  81. Why 3x ETFs May Be Too Dangerous for Portfolios

    Whether you’re bullish or bearish, if you want broad diversification, lower volatility and limited risk, here's what leveraged ...
  82. Worried About a Recession? Consider These 5 Stocks

    If you're worried about a recession, consider these five stocks that offer resiliency potential.
  83. Fortune Brands Home & Security: An Activist Investment Analysis (FBHS)

    Read about Bill Ackman's highly successful breakup of longtime holding company Fortune Brands in one of the most profitable ...
  84. South Korea - King of Exports

    Read about one the most important and successful exporting countries in the world, and learn more about the types of products ...
  85. The Top 5 Micro Cap Telecommunication Stocks for 2016 (CLFD,LMOS)

    Identify and learn about five of the best micro-cap telecommunications stocks to consider for your diversified portfolio ...
  86. 10 Tips for Getting a Fair Price on a Home

    When the housing market booms, it's tougher than ever to get a good price. Make sure the house you choose is worth the price ...
  87. Volatility Vexed? See What the Experts Are Saying

    Volatile times lead to a diversity of opinions on where the market is headed. Here are takes from five investing luminaries.
  88. The January Barometer: Is it Still Relevant?

    The January Barometer has been historically accurate. Will that be the case in 2016?
  89. 3 Things That May Happen at FOMC Meeting

    We are keeping a close eye on what the Fed will say about economic outcomes and participants’ viewpoints at the FOMC meeting ...
  90. 5 Best Real Estate Markets for 2016

    Real estate investing can be very lucrative, and these five markets are poised for a profitable 2016.
  91. Four Currencies Under the Spotlight in 2016

    With currencies having become the “tail that wags the dog,” in terms of their impact on the global economy, these four currencies ...
  92. The 8 Highest Grossing Movies of 2015

    Count down the most popular films at the American box office in 2015, and learn how much they earned in the domestic and ...
  93. 3 Charts All Investors Should See

    Given the abysmal start to the year, the defining question is whether this is another painful but temporary correction, or ...
  94. How Will Apple Perform in 2016?

    Apple's reputation and reality have been two different things over the past year. Investors should take notice going forward. ...
  95. Hess Corporation: An Activist Investment Analysis (HES)

    Learn about Elliott Management's 2013 activist investor involvement with Hess Corporation. Find out what the hedge fund changed ...
  96. Is Smaller Better? In the Chip Sector, Yes: TSM

    One of the world's biggest semiconductor manufacturers, one you might never have heard of, creates products you use every ...
  97. Why the Chinese Economy Impacts the U.S. So Much

    Here's how the Chinese economy, the second-largest in the world, impacts the United States.
  98. Events in 2016 That'll Alter Your Retirement Plans

    Retirement savers who are trying to see what lies ahead can expect these changes affecting their retirement plans in 2016.
  99. Top 6 Things to Tell Clients in a Falling Market

    Here are six things to remind clients when the stock market tanks.
  100. The Top 5 Micro Cap Basic Material Stocks for 2016 (GURE,ODC)

    Learn about the factors that have dragged down basic materials sector performance over the past couple of years and where ...
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