Markets Articles

  1. 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.
  2. The January Barometer: Is it Still Relevant?

    The January Barometer has been historically accurate. Will that be the case in 2016?
  3. 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 ...
  4. 5 Best Real Estate Markets for 2016

    Real estate investing can be very lucrative, and these five markets are poised for a profitable 2016.
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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. ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Top 6 Things to Tell Clients in a Falling Market

    Here are six things to remind clients when the stock market tanks.
  14. 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 ...
  15. Rumsfeld: "At 83, I Decided to Develop an App"

    Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has developed a mobile app. "Churchill Solitaire" uses two decks and is, ...
  16. The Top 5 Small Cap Restaurant Stocks for 2016 (BLMN,DENN)

    Learn about the market conditions that could help continue pushing restaurant stocks higher in 2016 and the five small-cap ...
  17. 5 'Boring' Dividend Stocks for a Market Sell-off

    Finding the right dividend stocks for bear markets isn't about seeking the highest yield. Instead, consider these five fiscally-solid ...
  18. The Best Advice to Investors: ‘Stay the Course’

    The rocky start to 2016 has thus far been the worst start to a year in history. This is what financial advisors are telling ...
  19. 3 Automotive Stocks to Look Out for in 2016

    A look at three automotive stocks that have outperformed the market for the last five years.
  20. How Does Slack Work and Make Money?

    This on the rise Unicorn is an enterprise chat platform that aims to integrate all aspects of your work life on one simple ...
  21. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Altria Stock (MO)

    Learn the biggest risks to Altria Group stock through fundamental analysis. Also discover what external risks pose a threat ...
  22. 3 Ways GoldCorp Inc. Can Rebound from Low Gold Prices (GG)

    Learn three factors that could result in Goldcorp's stock rebounding off of lows even as gold prices remain at their lowest ...
  23. 2016's Most Promising Stocks (INTC, IBM)

    Learn about the most promising stocks of 2016 and the potential they hold to bring investors safe and reliable gains over ...
  24. The Top 4 Dividend Paying Natural Gas Stocks for 2016 (NGG, SGI)

    Learn about the top four dividend-paying natural gas-related stocks and why their stock prices and dividends may be poised ...
  25. Analyzing Cisco's Return on Equity (ROE) (CSCO)

    Learn about Cisco's ROE and see how the company's most recent results compare to historical results and large-cap networking ...
  26. How BlackRock Became a Mammoth Asset Manager

    The rise and continued growth of BlackRock, the world's largest investment firm.
  27. McGraw Hill Financial: An Activist Investment Analysis (MHFI, MHE)

    Learn about the high-profile split between McGraw Hill Financial and McGraw Hill Education, and how a few activist investors ...
  28. Where Does Carl Icahn Keep His Money?

    Learn about where Carl Icahn keeps his money. Read about how a number of his investments in energy companies lost significant ...
  29. The 3 Best Frontier Markets Index Funds (FM)

    Discover how you can get immediate exposure to frontier-market equities by investing in one of the top exchange-traded funds ...
  30. How Bank Cost-Cutting Could Affect You

    Banks are looking to cut costs. If history is any guide, it could be at your expense. Here's how to protect yourself.
  31. Why You Should Be Buying Stocks, Not Going to Cash

    Hedge fund managers are buying up the shares of big companies. What do the managers know that we don't?
  32. Why Commodities Aren't to Blame for Market Malaise

    Commodities are taking the brunt of the blame for poor investment performance. Are they the real villain?
  33. The Long and Short of Trading Oil ETFs/ETNs (UWTI)

    Here are several oil ETFs to consider for both shorts and longs.
  34. What to do During a Market Correction

    The market has corrected...now what? Here's what you should consider rather than panicking.
  35. The Top 5 Restaurant Penny Stocks for 2016 (SAUC, GTIM)

    Take a look at five restaurant stocks that are trading below $5 heading into 2016. These penny stocks could produce sizable ...
  36. Why Android's Volume Can't Beat Apple's Reach

    In all, Android has earned about $31B for Google. Meanwhile, the iPhone has earned Apple some $32.2B in the last reported ...
  37. Avoid These Stock at All Costs Right Now (TWTR)

    If you bet on these stocks to appreciate over the next year, then you're gambling. There are much easier (and safer) ways ...
  38. Can Oil Sink More? Experts Give Mixed Opinions

    Plummeting oil prices are the gift that keeps on giving. Not. BlackRock's Larry Fink is among those who say we haven't hit ...
  39. Which Countries Will Drive Global Growth in 2016?

    Given the volatility that has already shaken the global economy, the world's largest economies will be leaned on to stimulate ...
  40. The Top 5 Small Cap Software Stocks for 2016 (MOBL,OPWR)

    Watch for bargains among small-cap software stocks by following their share price performances for signals of strength during ...
  41. All That Glitters Does Not Belong in an IRA

    Gold can be an attractive investment given its meteoric rise. But those wanting it within their IRA must look at some of ...
  42. Performance Review: Real Estate in 2015

    Find out why there are signs of another housing bubble after a great year for real estate investors in 2015, and see some ...
  43. 4 Reasons Small Cap Companies Are Actively Engaged in M&As

    Read about the reasons why smaller-cap companies actively take part in mergers and acquisitions (M&As). In addition to new ...
  44. 3 Predictions for U.S. Stocks in 2016

    Read about predictions for the stock market in 2016. See how the energy sector and the biotech sector may be under pressure ...
  45. 3 Economic Challenges France Faces in 2016

    Learn about the three most significant economic challenges facing France in 2016. How will France implement reforms to improve ...
  46. 3 Economic Challenges Russia Faces in 2016

    Learn about the three largest challenges facing the Russian economy in 2016. How will low oil prices and high inflation impact ...
  47. 5 Economic Changes to Expect if a Democrat Wins in 2016

    Discover the potential economic effects of a Democratic White House win in 2016, including higher taxes for the wealthy and ...
  48. Analyzing Chipotle's Return on Equity (CMG)

    Learn about Chipotle's return on equity (ROE), read about restaurant closures and Chipotle's E.coli outbreak, and gain knowledge ...
  49. Crude Tankers: The Business of Transporting Oil

    An analysis of the crude tanker industry, factors affecting the business and historic performance.
  50. The 4 Best U.S. Large Cap Index Mutual Funds

    Discover the top four mutual funds that use passive investment approaches and follow stock indexes composed of U.S. large-cap ...
  51. How Global Warming Could Sink Your Savings

    There's evidence that climate change could impact the global economy and your portfolio. Here's how to protect yourself.
  52. People Are Watching Showtime's "Billions" Because They Feel Wall St Is Screwing Them

    TV dramas about Wall Street have historically tanked. That is, until Showtime's "Billions." A few financial crises can alter ...
  53. The Top 4 Copper Equity Mutual Funds for 2016

    Discover why investing in copper can be beneficial for investors, and learn more about four mutual funds that offer investors ...
  54. The Top 5 All Cap Core Mutual Funds for 2016

    Learn how to shop for the best all-cap mutual funds, and identify five funds that invest in companies of all sizes and offer ...
  55. How Catastrophic Health Insurance Works

    Catastrophic health insurance is open to people under 30 and those who qualify by income under the Affordable Care Act. But ...
  56. 2 Opportunities Amid Today’s Market Volatility

    As you prepare your portfolio for the market volatility ahead this year, here are a few investing ideas to consider.
  57. How Will Rate Hikes Impact The Banking Sector?

    Banks traditionally rally in a rising rate environment but it may be different this time around.
  58. Will China Slip Into a Recession?

    The Chinese economy is an entanglement of many factors gone wrong: an overvalued, engineered stock market, slow GDP growth ...
  59. How OPEC (and Non-OPEC) Production Affects Oil Prices

    Oil production from both OPEC and non-OPEC groups are assumed to affect oil prices. A reality check with historical study ...
  60. Rachio Inc, A Wi-Fi Sprinkler System, Raises $7.1 Million in Funding

    Rachio earns an impressive $7.1 million in funding. See why this water-saving technology is making news.
  61. IBM Isn't Worried About Its Stock Tanking. This Is Why.

    IBM is experiencing a dearth of revenue growth and earnings performance as its older business channels die on the vine. The ...
  62. Should You Go Short or Long Oil with ETFs?

    If you want to go long or short oil consider these ETFs. But either way, use caution.
  63. Why You Should Always Bet on Netflix (NFLX, AMZN)

    Netflix might take a hit in the near future due to market pressures, but savvy investors should have it on their watch list. ...
  64. The Top 5 Copper Stocks for 2016 (TSX, FCX)

    Discover five copper miners most likely to see positive results in 2016 and beyond even as low prices spread challenges throughout ...
  65. State Street: An Activist Investment Analysis (STT)

    Read about the high-stakes showdown between State Street Corporation and activist Trian Fund Management, who felt shareholders ...
  66. The Top 5 Small-Cap Alternative Energy Stocks for 2016 (CSIQ, TSL)

    Learn about the top five small-cap alternative energy stocks for 2016 with analysis of their different business fundamentals ...
  67. AirBnB Home-sharing is Good for the Planet

    New Airbnb study claims home-sharing is greener travel and can contribute to COP21 commitments for reduced GHG emissions ...
  68. Why You Should Keep Your Equity Sails Flying

    Why leave money in equities and risk another year of lost opportunity, when fixed income securities seem to be on the road ...
  69. Has Chipotle Hit Bottom? (CMG)

    Chipotle has suffered from a public relations nightmare. Can its stock recover?
  70. Should You Steer Clear of GoPro (GPRO)?

    Is the GoPro growth story over or is there still gas in the tank?
  71. The Russian Economy Since the Collapse of the Soviet Union

    Russia's economy has had its ups and downs since the fall of the USSR, but it is clear that it needs to be weaned off its ...
  72. FIRPTA Changes Beneficial For Real Estate Sector

    Changes to the FIRPTA law provide a more favorable tax treatment to foreign investments in U.S real estate, which is likely ...
  73. Can Europe Break Its Russian Gas Dependence?

    The EU seems hopelessly addicted to Russian natural gas. If 2015 is any guide, reduction looks impossible because the EU ...
  74. Mozilla To Stop Developing Firefox OS Phones, Upsetting No One

    Firefox OS is dead, or is it still alive? Here’s the reality check, and what is left for Mozilla and its Firefox operating ...
  75. You May Want to Open Your Mind to Closed-End Funds

    Even after a year with major stock market indexes simply tread water, there is one underutilized corner that may be worth ...
  76. How To Manage Chronic Illness Expenses

    Chronic illnesses affect millions of Americans, but it is not only taxing their health. Its also hurts their wallets. But ...
  77. 3 ETF Strategies for Growth in Europe for 2016 (FXEU, DFE)

    Learn about the outlook for European economies and how European equities could be poised for a more prosperous 2016 than ...
  78. Is it Time to Buy Emerging Markets ETFs?

    Does the poor performance of emerging markets, particularly China, present a buying opportunity with ETFs?
  79. How Novartis Probably Has a Cure for What Ails You

    A look at the unparalleled growth of the world's biggest pharmaceutical company: Novartis AG.
  80. Hedging Risk for Beginners: How and When to Do It

    Hedging risk is always a good idea. Here is how sophisticated investors go about it.
  81. Davos 2016, Day 1: No Crash, But Robots Are Taking Over

    Lagarde says chill out, Biden wants to rescue the middle class.
  82. These Currencies Are The Biggest Losers Of The Stock Downturn

    Here’s a list of the hardest-hit currencies amid the global stock market mayhem.
  83. Is Best Buy the Next Circuit City? (BBY)

    Circuit City is a former competitor of Best Buy that failed. Will Best Buy meet the same fate?
  84. 4 Ways to Short China with ETFs

    If the Chinese economy proves to be a house of cards, here are a few ways to trade it.
  85. The Market in 2016: What Schwab Believes

    Schwab believes that central banks have stabilized the global economy and that small returns should be expected in 2016. ...
  86. A Saudi Aramco IPO? Why You Should Steer Clear

    If Saudi Aramco goes public, it will take the investment world by storm and investor interest will pique. Should you follow ...
  87. How Will Walmart Weather the Next Bear Market?

    WMT has historically been a safe place to hide in bear markets. Is this still the case?
  88. 7 Car Buying Mistakes That Cost You Money

    These seven mistakes can have you spending much more than you should on your new car.
  89. Investor Info for Internet-Based Tech Startups 

    With all the empty startup hype and vast number of options out there, how do you sift through the noise to find the best ...
  90. 2015's Best Alternative ETFs: Should You Invest?

    These three alternative ETFs were top performers in 2015, but does that make them a good bet for 2016?
  91. Are These the Best Stock Buys Right Now?

    The market is volatile but this presents opportunities. Here are a few to consider.
  92. These ETFs Are Best Bets for Market Volatility

    The market is crashing, but that presents opportunities. Here are some exchange-traded funds that may present some upside ...
  93. The Top 6 Large Cap Alternative Energy Stocks for 2016 (JCI, GE)

    Identify large-cap, alternative energy stocks having the potential to make significant gains as a result of the transnational ...
  94. The Top 5 Large Cap Gold Stocks for 2016 (GG, NEM)

    Read about five large-cap gold stocks for 2016. See how some companies in the sector may be poised for recoveries if gold ...
  95. How Much Rent Can You Afford on $50K a Year?

    Before you go apartment hunting, spend some time calculating a price range that works for you. Here's how.
  96. Stock and Flow Variables Explained: A Closer Look at Apple

    The difference between stock and flow variables is an essential concept in finance and economics. We illustrate with financial ...
  97. A Brief History of International Trade Agreements

    Since the mercantilist era, world trade has become increasingly multilateral, but since WW2 there has been a definite rise ...
  98. What a GM and Lyft Partnership Means

    The partnership between Lyft and GM could revolutionize the automobile industry.
  99. The Best ADRs To Watch Out For In 2016

    A look at some Chinese and Indian ADRs on U.S. exchanges that investors can bet on in 2016.
  100. 5 Questions to Ask Before Investing in a Startup

    Investing in start-ups can be profitable but investors need to do their homework before diving in.
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