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  1. Talking to Your Clients about the Brexit

    The Brexit is a great time to reach out and let clients know you are on top of the situation and that you are there to address ...
  2. Does Lack of Innovation Matter for Apple?

    analyze if Apple has ever been an innovation company
  3. Will the Fed Raise Rates During a Profit Recession?

    Find out if another rate hike from the Federal Reserve means stocks are in for a rough year, and why corporate earnings continue ...
  4. Why LinkedIn Is Unlikely to Be the Next Nokia

    Bernstein explains how Microsoft can utilize LinkedIn's most valuable assets: its professional network of people, relationships, ...
  5. Is the SEC Trying to Prevent the Next Crash?

    Find out why the Securities and Exchange Commission wants to crack down on accounting practices, but why it might be better ...
  6. CalPERS vs. CalSTRS: Assessing Their Portfolios

    Monitor the success of CalSTRS toward achieving annual returns of 7.5% with the risk mitigation strategy, and compare to ...
  7. Billionaire John Paulson's Q1 Biotechs: AGN, SGYP

    Let's take a look at billionaire hedge fund manager John Paulson's Q1 investments in these healthcare stocks: AGN, SGYP
  8. International Bonds are Worth Another Look

    We explain how a global bond portfolio can offer more than a U.S.-only portfolio can.
  9. 5 Central Banks That Are Publicly Traded

    Learn about five central banks that have publicly traded shares. Explore shareholder voting and dividend rights for public ...
  10. How to Break Your Bad Financial Habits

    For individuals and families to hold their own and build equity for retirement, they need to commit to responsible spending ...
  11. Is Brexit Really Europe's Biggest Threat? (EWU)

    Learn about the Brexit vote and its potential short-term consequences, but there may be an even bigger threat to the EU's ...
  12. S&P 500: Q1 2016 Earnings Report Card (WFC, AAPL)

    Explore the report card for the earnings and revenues of the S&P 500 in Q1 2016, as well as the warning signs indicating ...
  13. How the Underground Economy Affects GDP

    Find out how the underground, or shadow, economy affects the accuracy of the calculation of a country's gross domestic product ...
  14. Think You Can Stomach the Perfect Investment?

    When it comes to investing, great long-term track records are not immune from pullbacks, but try telling that to any investor.
  15. China Real Estate: Lawsuits Are Increasing, Price Is Stabilizing

    Examine Chinese real estate data to understand the geographical dynamics of recovery. What does lawsuit volume indicate about ...
  16. Which Brokers Are Anticipating a Bear Market? (GS, JPM)

    Learn why four market strategists at leading U.S. financial institutions are taking cautious views about stock market performance ...
  17. Credit Market: Will China Start Deleveraging? (NMR)

    Learn why China's soaring level of debt poses a risk to the economy and why Chinese authorities believe the country must ...
  18. Chart of the Week: The Global Dynamic That’s Pushing Yields Lower

    Find out why global bond yields continue their downward trend to two things: easy central bank policy and Brexit-induced ...
  19. 8 Tech Companies With Acquisition Potential (ACIA)

    According to Goldman Sachs, these eight technology companies could be acquired next.
  20. 8 Companies That Could Be Acquired Next (SHAK)

    LinkedIn has just been acquired by Microsoft. Who might be next?
  21. Central Bankers' Role in Keynesian Economics

    Learn about the role of monetary policy in Keynesian economics, and examine how central banks impacted aggregate demand in ...
  22. How Low Interest Rates Affect the British Economy

    Explore the impact of historically low interest rates on the British economy, while discovering the reasons for and against ...
  23. Why $50 Oil Won't Be Sustainable (USO, XLE)

    Examine why the recent upswing in oil prices looks to be short-lived, and discover the dynamics between the increasing level ...
  24. Silicon Valley Real Estate: A Good Time to Buy? (FB, GOOG)

    Find out what factors drive the Silicon Valley housing market in 2016. Learn why the high-end homes market is cooling off ...
  25. Buffett's Moat: Is Intel's Competitive Advantage Sustainable? (INTC)

    Examine Intel's economic moat to assess its width and sustainability. Can Intel's competitive advantage keep returns above ...
  26. A Red Flag to the U.S. Equity Market: Rate Hikes

    Discover why the Federal Reserve may raise interest rates in 2016, why that might be necessary and why equity markets might ...
  27. Franklin Templeton's Highest Performing Mutual Fund

    A complete summary and performance review of Franklin Templeton's best performing fund since inception, the Franklin International ...
  28. Will Automaking Save Apple's Branding? (AAPL)

    Explore Apple's potential shift to the automotive market, its secretive Titan Project and how the company might change the ...
  29. Top 10 Rewards Checking Accounts to Consider

    Learn about the 10 best rewards checking accounts and their requirements for earning high interest rates or enough airline ...
  30. 3 Things to Know Before Taking Sell Side Recommendations

    Learn about the equity research process to understand the incentives faced by published research analysts. How should investors ...
  31. FXI: 4 Reasons to Still Avoid Chinese ETFs

    Learn about the economic factors that have created a slowdown in the Chinese economy and why investing in Chinese stocks ...
  32. 4 Cases When Low Home Prices Should Deter Buyers

    Identify several situations in which low home prices should deter buyers, including insufficient city services and supply ...
  33. Is the Hong Kong Property Market in Free Fall?

    Learn why hedge fund manager Kyle Bass believes that Hong Kong property markets are headed for a crash.
  34. 4 Cases When M&A Strategy Failed for the Acquirer (EBAY, BAC)

    Learn about four corporate mergers that were either unsuccessful or faced critical challenges. Discover which factors can ...
  35. Debt: Is the Credit Market Peaking? (OAK, JNK)

    Discover why credit markets might be peaking, why distressed debt is rising and how an investor might profit from a rash ...
  36. 3 Cases When Beta Does Not Measure Volatility of Stocks

    Examine the theoretical and statistical relationship between beta and volatility to identify three factors that limit beta's ...
  37. Not Wailing, but Shrugging

    Learn about how bottom-up is back as the markets take big macro data in stride.
  38. How Low Interest Rates Are Hurting Private Tech Companies (GS)

    Discover how the Federal Reserve's low interest rate policy is harming the private technology market, possibly creating another ...
  39. Why Soros and Icahn are Bears

    Here's why legendary investors George Soros and Carl Icahn are bearish.
  40. 5 Reasons Why Currency Manipulation Matters for Average Investors

    Find out why the Treasury Department identified five potential offenders of currency manipulation, and see how this affects ...
  41. 4 Ways to Reduce Mortgage Fees

    Learn several ways to save on mortgage fees, such as increasing your down payment amount, shopping between lenders, not paying ...
  42. How the Equity Market Became Sensitive to Oil (COP, WFC)

    Discover the reason equities markets became closely correlated with oil prices in the first quarter of 2016, and why the ...
  43. Why this Emerging Region Has Room to Grow

    Learn how disruptive innovation could lead to powerful changes in Latin America and create economic opportunities for more ...
  44. Behind U.S. Retailers' Negative Comparable Store Sales (WMT, M)

    Discover which trends may be driving negative comparable store sales for U.S. retailers, and why consumers may be better ...
  45. Why the Middle Class Is Not Feeling the Wealth Effect

    Discover why most middle-class Americans feel left behind by the U.S. recovery, and why federal policy might be a major reason ...
  46. Job Market for Recent College Grads Looks Brighter

    Understand the challenges recent college graduates have faced in the job market and learn why the picture was brightening ...
  47. How to Estimate When Home Values Are Unsustainable

    Learn how to estimate the sustainability of home values by comparing the median sales price in an area with the area's median ...
  48. Why the U.S. Middle Class is Hit Hardest by Rise in Rent (Z)

    Find out how the middle class is being squeezed more so than the poor as a result of rapidly rising rent prices across the ...
  49. Is Investment Banking Peaking? (PFE, AGN)

    Learn about the numerous challenges facing investment banking and explore whether the industry is peaking.
  50. Is the Private Equity Bubble Still Expanding? (GS)

    Learn about the factors influencing valuations in the private equity market. Find out if there is a private tech bubble and ...
  51. How to Hedge Against Negative Interest Rates (GLD, GDX)

    Find out why Stanley Druckenmiller believes negative interest rates are dangerous, why the bull market may be ending and ...
  52. Stocks and the Corporate Earnings Problem

    With headwinds as strong as they are and with equity upside limited, what is the prudent decision today for investors? One ...
  53. 3 Suggestions Before Reading Analyst Stock Recommendation

    Discover the true motivations and priorities of sell-side analysts and why individual investors should ignore consensus estimates ...
  54. Why Norway Does Not Anticipate $100 Oil (STO)

    Discover why Norway's Petroleum and Finance Minister Tord Lien does not think the markets will see $100 per barrel of oil ...
  55. Why a Strong U.S. Manufacturing Industry Matters (UTX)

    Consider manufacturing’s contributions to employment and GDP growth by engaging other industries, both upstream and downstream, ...
  56. Why $50 Oil Won't Save Oil Companies

    Discover why oil exploration and production companies face troubles despite the recent strong rally in crude prices, and ...
  57. The Dividend Stock Story, in One Chart

    This week’s chart shows how U.S. dividend stocks have outperformed the S&P 500 over the past year.
  58. What’s Ahead for U.S. Payrolls

    We share a response to this question recently posed by Fed Chair: “Will monthly payroll gains move up toward the solid pace ...
  59. How Deutsche Bank Market Manipulation Impacts Investors (DB)

    Explore the ramifications of Deutsche Bank's admission that it manipulated gold and silver from 2007 to 2014, including its ...
  60. 3 Large-Cap Stocks Still Far From Pre-Crisis Highs (AIG, C)

    Explore three financial institutions that played key roles in the financial crisis of 2008 and are still far away from their ...
  61. How M&A Breakups Are Hurting Investment Banks' Profits (PFE, ACT)

    Discover what happens when mergers and acquisitions fail. Learn about three major deals that have fallen through in 2016 ...
  62. Is Chasing U.S. Equities Worth It? (GS)

    Explore the factors that make chasing returns in the S&P 500 Index a high-risk proposition, including a recession barometer ...
  63. 4 Reasons for the IPO Market Slowdown in 2016 (IPO)

    Pay attention to the length of time a company waits before going public and whether the prolonged period brings excessive ...
  64. Are Declining Buybacks a Bad Sign for the Equity Market? (C, MS)

    Learn why U.S. companies overall have curtailed their stock buyback programs in 2016. Discover the effects these reduced ...
  65. Will the San Francisco Housing Market See a Slowdown? (YHOO, TWTR)

    Find out how the high-tech and biotech boom is impacting the housing market in San Francisco and how a slowdown could affect ...
  66. Business Cycle Investing: Ratios to Use For Each Cycle

    Examine economic and sector performance over the business cycle to determine which ratios are most important for each phase ...
  67. Relypsa: How The Bulls and Bears are Both Right

    Find out how can the bull and bear case on Relypsa, Inc. (NASDAQ:RLYP) both be right?
  68. Why China is not a Threat to the U.S.

    Learn about China's competitive position with respect to four areas of innovation. Discover the challenges the country faces ...
  69. S&P 500: 3 Lessons From the Most Unprofitable Sectors (APA, CHK)

    Discover the universal lessons for investors and businesses from the 10 most unprofitable companies in the S&P 500, all of ...
  70. Yellen to Consider Brexit Repercussions At Fed Meeting

    Yellen has also remarked that a Brexit could change expectations and the appetite for risk among U.S. investors.
  71. Why PIMCO Says China's Growth Is Capped

    Examine five factors that limit PIMCO's forecasts for GDP growth in China. How do real estate, equity markets, policy efficacy, ...
  72. 3 Reasons Why U.S. Oil Imports Are Rising (PSX, BP)

    Explore the reasons behind increasing oil imports to the United States, despite production and inventory levels at or near ...
  73. 3 Reasons Why Company Earnings Have Been Weak

    Discover how to gain insight on why corporate earnings are weak and the factors affecting their near-term outlook, and how ...
  74. Will the Next Financial Crisis Come From Europe? (DB, CS)

    Discover why the European financial system might be in trouble, why the European Central Bank may turn to bailouts, and why ...
  75. Why High Levels of Household Borrowing Is Not Concerning

    Discover how global debt levels have risen beyond the 2008 financial crisis levels and learn how the current interest rate ...
  76. 6 Signs That the New York Luxury Real Estate Market Is Slowing

    Find out what is happening in the booming high-end luxury housing market in New York City and the signs that it may be starting ...
  77. Why the American Middle Class is Shrinking

    Discover why the American middle class is shrinking and why that is probably good thing, although the Fed might be funneling ...
  78. Top 10 Checking Accounts With No Overdraft Fees (BAC, C)

    Discover banks that have checking accounts without overdraft fees, which can help you keep more of the money you earn in ...
  79. NB SRI Team In Support of Limiting Methane Emissions

    On March 10, 2016, the US and Canada announced that the two countries would aim to cut methane (CH4) emissions in the oil ...
  80. Will Energy Exposure Tank Wells Fargo? (WFC)

    Discover the reasons Wells Fargo's portfolio of loans to speculative shale oil and gas exploration and production companies ...
  81. Positive FDA Committee Vote on Vantrela Bodes Well for Remoxy

    Here are the latest news related to the FDA approvals for three pain relievers.
  82. How to Talk Your Clients Through Bad Markets

    A bear market is the bane of all investors. Here’s what you need to do to effectively talk your clients through big downturns.
  83. Portugal Economics: 4 Troubling Similarities to Greece

    Learn about the similarities and differences between the economic woes of Portugal and Greece, and get some statistics and ...
  84. Investing Other People's Money: 5 Things You Must Know

    Learn the five things an advisor should know before investing another person's money, with a focus on the FINRA "know your ...
  85. 3 Guidelines to Navigate the Economic Fog

    Here are three guidelines to help investors navigate the current murky economic picture.
  86. High Yield Plays a Supporting Role

    Here is a good reminder of why most of us invest in bonds: to help provide diversification against our equity holdings.
  87. Why Lloyd Blankfein Has a Positive Outlook on the Economy (GS)

    Avoid unpleasant surprises by paying attention to economic data relied upon by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) when ...
  88. Will an Inverted Yield Curve Happen Again?

    Explore the causes of inverted yield curves, their frequency, their accuracy in forecasting recessions and whether this type ...
  89. Does the S&P 500 Still Have 20% Downside Risk?

    Find out what top bond fund manager Jeffrey Gundlach foresees for the U.S. stock market in 2016, and discover two investments ...
  90. The Top 5 Ways to Hedge Against Inflation

    Here are five ways to hedge against inflation if it reappears on the horizon.
  91. Top 10 Checking Accounts for Minors/Teens (COF, WFC)

    Explore the 10 best checking accounts for teens, including no-fee accounts that provide spending and withdrawal limits.
  92. Netflix's Growth Is Decelerating: Should Investors Still Buy? (NFLX, AMZN)

    Find out why Netflix stock may not be a good buy for the long term, when its growth is decelerating without other non-subscription ...
  93. Why Interest Rates Have Been Low for So Long

    Learn of several competing explanations about why the Federal Reserve has kept interest rates so low in the United States ...
  94. Neutral Corner

    In looking at the current market climate, something to find particularly striking is the dichotomy between investor sentiment ...
  95. Yield-Hungry Investors Are Smitten with the U.S.

    Global demand for yield is good for U.S. investment grade fixed income, but what could it do to credit quality?
  96. 5 ETFs With Facebook Exposure (FB,FDN,XLK,QQQ)

    If you want exposure to Facebook while being diversified, consider these ETFs.
  97. Rising Economy, But Rising Suicide Rate. Why?

    There are various reasons why suicides are increasing, but some believe that long-term economic trends that hinder the less-educated ...
  98. S&P 500: Companies Continue to Report Revenues Below Estimate

    Discover why companies are missing revenue estimates but clearing their earnings estimates, and what that might mean for ...
  99. PIMCO Report: China, Commodities and Central Banks

    Learn about PIMCO's global economic outlook as of April 2016. Find out how China, commodities and central banks are influencing ...
  100. This Central Bank Owns U.S. Equities Worth 20% of GDP

    Discover more about Swiss National Bank's holdings of financial assets, and look into its recent accumulation of foreign ...
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