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  1. Financial Bear 3X (FAZ): Bull in a Bear Suit?

    Why the Financial Bear 3X Direxion ETF looks like a bullish bet.
  2. This Gold ETF is Fine for Traders, Not Investors

    A look under the hood of the Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X ETF.
  3. 4 Top Dividend-Paying Agriculture Stocks

    Here are four different ways to play dividend-paying agro stocks.
  4. Fundamentals Of How Canada Makes Its Money

    In terms of industry, Canada is best known for oil and gas production, but the second largest country in the world has quite ...
  5. Oil vs. Gas ETFs: Which One Should I Choose?

    When it comes to oil versus gas ETFs, why not choose one that gives exposure to both?
  6. How To Profit From Solar Energy

    Once regarded as too expensive and inefficient, solar energy is now becoming a more viable option for consumers and businesses ...
  7. The Top 3 Silver ETFs

    Like any tradable asset, silver and silver ETF prices are governed by the fundamental market economic forces of supply and ...
  8. How China's GDP Is Calculated

    China is the world’s second-largest economy based on its GDP figures. Investopedia explains the methodology behind China’s ...
  9. Is Organic Really Worth The Extra Money?

    It's the shopping decision that seems to pit thrift against family health. Find out when buying "organic" matters most.
  10. How To Trade Orange Juice Options

    How do orange juice options work and which factors determine the orange juice valuations? Here's a sneak peak into the world ...
  11. 4 Quality Dividend Stocks You Need to Consider

    Looking for quality stocks that also pay dividends? Consider these four.
  12. Top 6 Gas Stocks that Pay Regular Dividends

    A look at the top 6 dividend paying gas stocks.
  13. How Altria Lights Up Portfolios

    A look at how the highly profitable brands of tobacco giant Altria just won't quit.
  14. New Battery Technology Investment Opportunities

    With the advent of mobile computing and electric cars, the importance of batteries for electrical power will continue to ...
  15. Invest In Gold Through ETFs

    The mystique of the yellow metal captivates market players seeking hedges against inflationary pressure, safe haven in turbulent ...
  16. 10 Must-Know Questions To Ask A Home Seller

    To get a sense of what the home you're considering buying is really like, it helps to talk to the seller.
  17. Getting To Grips With Energy Markets

    The wholesale energy market is quite different from traditional financial markets and potential trader need to thoroughly ...
  18. Top Oil Stocks that Pay Regular Dividends

    Eyeing oil stocks that pay regular dividends? Consider these refinery plays.
  19. Are These the Top Monthly Dividend Stocks?

    Interested in monthly dividends? Here are two stocks to watch.
  20. Investing Early In The Future of Data Security

    Data breaches are becoming increasingly common. Among the foremost technologies paving the path for the future of data security ...
  21. An Introduction To Trading Forex Futures

    We explain what forex futures are, where they are traded, and the tools you need to successfully trade these derivatives. ...
  22. Will “Internet-Only” Banks Change Chinese Banking?

    Private players offering internet-only banking services to a large section of China's population must overcome some challenges ...
  23. U.S. Investors Are Seeking Opportunities Overseas

    A latest analysis leads to believe that many investors are applying a spring cleaning approach to their portfolios, rebalancing ...
  24. Three Portfolio Moves To Consider Now

    What portfolio moves should you consider making as the 2nd quarter kicks off? Before we focus on the future, let’s first ...
  25. Key Factors Of The Russell 2000 Index

    The Russell 2000 index represents the small cap universe, with a broad selection of fast growth companies at the bottom end ...
  26. The Labor Market Recovery’s Missing Ingredient

    Job creation is running at the fastest pace since the 90s, and there is some evidence that wage growth is finally starting ...
  27. Why These May Be the Top 4 Growth Stocks of 2015

    These four stocks have high upside potential in 2015.
  28. Gambling on Macau: Too Risky?

    Macau was once heralded as the new Las Vegas for casino investors. Is it too late?
  29. Why the House (and Las Vegas Sands) Always Wins

    An in depth look at how Las Vegas Sands became a multi-billion dollar company.
  30. Pockets Of Value In The Stock Market

    U.S. stocks benefited from signs the Fed’s path toward higher interest rates, as well as from continued merger-and-acquisition ...
  31. When To Expect Fed Liftoff Now

    “When will the Fed raise interest rates?” That has been the question of many investors since the Fed indicated it was prepared ...
  32. A New Corporate Governance Initiative In Japan

    Expectations are low that Japan can create a corporate governance climate that meets global standards, but a new initiative ...
  33. 6 ETFs to Fight Your Recession Jitters

    Are you worried about a recession? If so, consider these 6 ETFs.
  34. The UNG Natural Gas ETF: Best Bet or Stay Clear?

    UNG is a popular natural gas ETF, but if you're going to get involved, then you need to know the risks.
  35. The Economics Of Owning A Tesla Car

    The Tesla Model S is a strong economic choice for today's consumers.
  36. Is Germany Carrying The European Economy?

    Germany has been widely viewed as the economic catalyst and stabilizer for the European Union and for good reason.
  37. Where And How Should You Make Your First Trade?

    New traders should enter markets that offer the greatest opportunity for learning their craft while keeping risk at a minimum. ...
  38. Can The U.S Close Its Trade Deficit?

    The stronger dollar could have increased the U.S. trade deficit. Instead, economic growth issues abroad and falling oil prices ...
  39. How Long Can Gas Stay Cheap?

    The current gas prices means a lot for the economy and our pockets. Let's explore how long we can expect gas prices to be ...
  40. Why Is The Federal Reserve Independent?

    An overview of the independent status of the Federal Reserve and arguments for and against it.
  41. Private Equity's Returns Are Tempered By Its Risks

    Private equity firms adopt approaches to quickly hike up earnings and boost returns, but these investments come with big ...
  42. Fight Volatility and Inflation with Infrastructure

    As institutional investors flock to infrastructure assets there's good reason for retail investors to follow suit.
  43. Investing in Starbucks: Stock vs. Franchise

    A look at the pros and cons of investing in Starbucks stock or a franchise.
  44. Are These the Top Dividend Stocks of 2015?

    These dividend-paying companies offer a lot more than just dividends.
  45. Small-Caps and Dividends: Perfect Together

    For investors, small-caps shouldn’t be just about growth. They can be powerful income tools, as well.
  46. Healthcare Stocks: A Prescription for More Gains?

    There could be even more room for gains in healthcare sector stocks, as many of the bullish trends remain in place.
  47. Is Amazon a Prime Pick for Your Portfolio?

    Eyeing Amazon? Thanks to innovation and diversification, it has high odds of being a long-term winner. Here's why.
  48. Should You 'Like' Facebook in Your Portfolio?

    When it comes to your portfolio should you like Facebook?
  49. Equity Vs. Salary: What You Need To Know

    Equity payments are common at startup companies. Equity offers potential for a big payout but is also much riskier than a ...
  50. Is It Worth Buying A Second Home To Rent?

    Mortgage interest rates are low, but consider these dos and don'ts before making the leap into rental property ownership.
  51. Will The US Dollar Surpass The Euro?

    The euro is weakening as the European Union turns to quantitative easing to help its economic woes. Meanwhile, the U.S. dollar ...
  52. Can Apple Stay on Top Forever?

    Most Apple investors feel good about the company's future. Here's what they're missing.
  53. Top 10 Stocks for Retirement Portfolios

    Certain stocks are popular retirement portfolio options, but not all are as impressive as they used to be. Time to reevaluate? ...
  54. Why Is Best Buy Stock So Volatile?

    We look at why BBY has been so volatile in the past and whether this trend is likely to continue or abate in the future.
  55. The Risk And Rewards Of Investing In Startups

    Investing in startups is a very risky business but can reward investors greatly if and when they do pay off.
  56. What Makes Goldman Sachs a Good Bet?

    Six years after the subprime meltdown, Goldman Sachs is a robust $87 billion company instead of a historical footnote. Here's ...
  57. How to Invest in Liquor (and Avoiding the Hiccups)

    Investing in liquor has been profitable for ages but there could be some hiccups along the way.
  58. Using Technology To Tune Out Market Noise

    Today’s technology-centric culture allows us to have access to information anytime. As investors, we can be informed of market ...
  59. When Will The Bull Market End?

    A few weeks ago, the current bull market celebrated its sixth anniversary, making it one of the longest in history.
  60. Where To Search For Yield Today

    It’s hard to miss that there has been a pronounced slowdown in the U.S. economy this year.
  61. The Implications Of Negative Interest Rates

    If financial theory is grounded in one principal, it would be the that individuals prefer consumption today over consumption ...
  62. Ending The Limits On U.S. Crude Oil Exports

    As US storage capacity reaches its limit, industry participants and their lobby groups in Washington are calling for an end ...
  63. Add Extra Appeal, and Market Value, To Your Yard

    Spring landscaping projects are worthwhile because, in addition to bringing more appeal to your yard, they'll increase the ...
  64. UK Tech Startups: Proving To Be More Than Hype

    Over the last few years, the explosion of tech startups in the UK has been grabbing an increasing amount of attention from ...
  65. Circumvent Limitations of Black-Scholes Model

    Mathematical or quantitative model-based trading continues to gain momentum, despite major failures like the financial crisis ...
  66. Don't Make These Top 10 Mistakes On Your Roth IRA

    Don't lose out on the benefits of a Roth by contributing too much, breaking rollover rules or making other avoidable errors.
  67. How Bristol-Myers Squibb Makes the World Healthier

    Innovation and acquisition: an in depth look at pharma giant Bristol-Myers Squibb.
  68. 4 Oil Penny Stocks to Watch ... Just Be Patient

    If these four penny oil stocks survive the worst of times, they will present bargain basement prices with massive upside ...
  69. Prospects of Gold ETFs GDX vs. GDXJ

    Eyeing gold? A comparison of the prospects of the Market Vectors Gold Miners and Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETFs. ...
  70. Worried About a Recession? Then Buy These 5 Stocks

    What makes these stocks so resilient? And how did they perform during the last crisis?
  71. Use These ETFs to Trade Google

    If you want exposure to Google with diversification, consider the following ETFs.
  72. Emerging Market ETFs EEM and VWO: Which is Better?

    Based on current conditions, one ETF will look more appealing than the other on the surface, but you always need to look ...
  73. Countries That Use The U.S. Dollar

    Here are the territories and countries that use the U.S. dollar as their official or quasi official currency.
  74. Should You Pay Your Bills On Autopilot?

    Now that you can sign up to have your bills paid automatically online, it it a smart way to make your life more efficient? ...
  75. A Guide Of Option Trading Strategies For Beginners

    Options offer alternative strategies for investors to profit from trading underlying securities, provided the beginner understands ...
  76. Does The US Fear The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank?

    The AIIB has the U.S. fearful of their decreasing influence in both developing economies and the world economy.
  77. Green Technology: A Solid Investment Choice?

    With global investing in green energy on the rise, there are abundant opportunities for environmentally responsible, financially ...
  78. Top Alternative Investments To The Stock Market

    Dislike the stock market or want greater diversity? Here are some alternatives.
  79. US-Saudi Relations: A Complex Scenario

    The relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia is a long, complex story with numerous twists and turns.
  80. How Big Data Has Changed Finance

    The vast proliferation of data and increasing technological complexities continues to transform the way industries operate ...
  81. A Look at EAFE Index (EFA) ETF

    The iShares MSCI EAFE is a unique ETF with exposure to high quality companies, but is it likely to be a good bet going forward? ...
  82. The Biggest Threats to Netflix

    A look at the biggest threats to Netflix and whether it can maintain its current growth rate.
  83. This ETF Can Weather Any Market Condition

    Looking for a winning ETF that's capable of performing in almost any environment?
  84. Is this ETF Your Best Bet for Emerging Markets?

    Are emerging markets still emerging? If you believe so, this ETF could be your best bet.
  85. Brokerage Reviews: TradeStation Vs. Interactive Brokers

    These are among the most sophisticated brokers in the industry in terms of investment offerings, market access and technology.
  86. A Risky Maneuver To Jumpstart Japan's Economy

    Japan's government and the Bank of Japan are buying large amounts of government bonds in an effort to spark economic activity, ...
  87. Post-Election Opportunities For Nigerian Oil

    Nigeria has an historic opportunity to reform and improve its oil industry now that elections are over.
  88. Introduction To Trading In Oil Futures

    An introduction to oil futures, how the market arrives at oil futures prices, what futures prices mean, and how investors ...
  89. North Korean Vs. South Korean Economies

    North Korea's economy is defined by its military ambitions and the humanitarian aid it receives, while South Korea is a world ...
  90. Interested in Derivative Products? Try CFDs

    A short article about the main risks and rewards of CFDs. These derivatives can help boost returns using leverage, but they ...
  91. How To Lock In Low Oil & Gas Prices

    We provide a quick overview of how companies can manage the risk of adverse moves in commodity prices by hedging in the futures ...
  92. How To Profit From Volatility

    We explain four key strategies to profit fom volatility in markets.
  93. Which Will Be the Better Bet: eBay or PayPal?

    eBay hasn't spun-off PayPal justyet, but when that day comes (and thereafter), should you choose eBay or PayPal?
  94. Are These 2015's 10 Best Telecom Stocks?

    Telecom stocks offer generous dividend yields, but it's imperative to make sure those dividends are likely to stay in place. ...
  95. Why 'Menu' is a 4-Letter Word at McDonald's

    McDonald's has taken care of its shareholders through the years, but the brand has suffered recently. What is likely to happen ...
  96. How To Prepare For Volatile Markets?

    News surrounding market volatility might make one never to invest again: headlines speak of “roller coasters”, “turbulence” ...
  97. Understanding Negative Rates Of Europe's Central Banks

    We are currently seeing negative central bank deposit rates and government and corporate bonds with negative yields, but ...
  98. Buy Apple Stock Before The Apple Watch Launch?

    Apple is now coming out with a watch and maybe even a self-driving car. It remains to be seen how the market will accept ...
  99. Top Investments for a Strong U.S. Dollar

    Looking to benefit from a strong U.S. dollar? Consider these stocks.
  100. The Fed's Impact On Emerging Markets

    Higher US interest rates could make it more expensive for emerging market borrowers to service their debt commitments.
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