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  1. Is it Time to Climb Out of The Gap? (GPS)

    Investors are remaining bearish on clothing giant Gap Inc. They might be right for now, but what about for the long haul? ...
  2. Projected Gas Prices for 2016

    Learn what major authorities on gas prices are predicting for 2016, and about the different factors that can impact the price ...
  3. Common Interview Questions for Private Bankers

    Learn some specific questions often asked in interviews for private banker jobs, and what a job candidate needs to stress ...
  4. The Enormous Long-Term Cost of Holding Cash

    We take a look into how investors are still being impacted by the memory of the tech bubble and the advent of the last financial ...
  5. How Bitcoin Helps People Bypass Government Currency Control

    Bitcoin has helped ordinary citizens in some countries bypass government controls over free exchange conversions.
  6. What Bitcoin Regulations Look Like Around The World

    Bitcoin is still so new that countries are struggling to make legislation catch up with technology. Some nations are more ...
  7. What Was The Glass-Steagall Act?

    Established in 1933 and repealed in 1999, the Glass-Steagall Act had good intentions but mixed results.
  8. The Next Big ETFs Might Be From Latin America

    These ETFs are an excellent place to start for any investor interested in betting on Latin America.
  9. Understanding The Escrow Process

    Learn the 10 steps that lead up to closing the deal on your new home and taking possession.
  10. What Is A Pyramid Scheme?

    The FTC announced it had opened an official investigation of Herbalife, which has been accused of running a pyramid scheme. ...
  11. Should You Make Your Teen Pay for Their First Car?

    Teenagers need to learn financial responsibility, but they also still need help when it comes to their first car purchase. ...
  12. Investors Beware! Don't Make These Dumb Mistakes

    Sometimes mistakes make for the best lessons. That said, it's still better to learn from someone else's investing mistakes.
  13. Investment Banks: Not a Good Bet Right Now? (GS)

    Investment banks might appear safe to investors at the moment, but they're probably more dangerous than advertised.
  14. An ETF for Dollar Bulls: PowerShares UUP

    A look at PowerShares US Dollar Index Bullish Fund ETF.
  15. Terrorism's Effects on Wall Street

    Terrorist activity tends to have a negative impact on the markets, but just how much? Find out how to take cover.
  16. Who Funds ISIS?

    Faced with the high costs of running and defending a state, ISIS has been resourceful, resorting to just about any way of ...
  17. Common Interview Questions for Investment Bankers

    Explore some of the most commonly asked questions in an interview for an investment banking position, along with suggestions ...
  18. How the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Works

    Learn more about the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and what happens to your deposits over $250,000 if a member ...
  19. Finding the Right Mutual Fund Screener

    Learn about which filters should appear in a good mutual fund screener, and discover which factors are less important in ...
  20. 4 Countries in Recession and Crisis Since 2008

    See which major world economies haven't recovered from the global recession in the early 21st century, including a long-stagnant ...
  21. What to Expect From Mortgage Rates in 2016

    Understand the factors that influence the direction of mortgage rates, and use this information to project what will happen ...
  22. Five ETFs for Contrarian Investors

    Here are five ETF ideas that can be used by the contrarian investor.
  23. 3 Simple Strategies For Euro Traders

    Euro traders can execute three simple but effective strategies that take advantage of repeating price action.
  24. Can Industrial Metals Make A Comeback? (RIO, FCX)

    The industrial metals sector should turn higher when the GDPs of BRIC nations stabilize or when Western nations shift into ...
  25. For Costco Investors, Membership Has Privileges

    The geographic footprint and sales strategy of the 2nd-largest retailer in the world has made membership-only Costco a worldwide ...
  26. Learn To Use This Leading Indicator of Home Sales

    By following the trend shown in the MBA Purchase Index, investors can identify investment opportunities in businesses that ...
  27. Scared By ETF Risks? Try Hegding With ETF Options

    With more ETFs to trade, the risks associated with these investments have grown. To mitigate these risks, ETF options are ...
  28. Is US Inflation Too Low?

    One reason the Fed has delayed its first rate hike: U.S. inflation has been persistently running below the stated 2 % level ...
  29. No COLA Reduces Buying Power of Retirees

    The lack of a Social Security cost-of-living adjustment next year will result in higher costs for retirees, with some affected ...
  30. 2 Investing Implications of Higher US Rates

    While U.S. economic data continue to come in mixed, the numbers still point to decent U.S. economic growth.
  31. The Cheapest Places to Retire in India

    Outside the major metroplexes of Mumbai and Delhi are many quieter locations ideal for retirees – and they offer less expensive ...
  32. Hillary Clinton Promises Free College and Higher Wages

    With income inequality on the rise, Hillary Clinton is running on raising the minimum wage, raising middle class wages, and ...
  33. A Slowdown is Hitting Quest Diagnostics (DGX)

    Quest Diagnostics holds an interesting position in the healthcare value market, but the company faces a few challenges.
  34. What Markets Poised to Benefit if the Fed Waits?

    Late last month, the Fed reminded that a 2015 rate hike is still a possibility; there are certain segments of the market ...
  35. Profit From Currency Spikes With This Memory-Of-Price Strategy Variation

    Use this single-entry strategy to capitalize on currency spikes by anticipating reversals.
  36. Will Eni’s Discovery Affect Oil Prices?

    Following a massive natural gas discovery in the Mediterranean, Egypt's energy concerns will be coming to an end, but how ...
  37. 5 Ways to Play the Stock Market after an Interest Rate Hike

    When the Fed will raises rates is still the unknown, but if it happens investors can benefit. Financials, consumer and growth ...
  38. How Oil and Ethanol Combine to Make Valero Rich (VLO, PSX)

    Despite a lagging oil sector, Valero continues to have good results with its ethanol and oil refinery businesses.
  39. Tearing Down Homebuilder Stocks: Which is Best?

    Here's a look at housing market stocks, the impact of the economy on them, and which company likely offers the most long-term ...
  40. Does Arch Coal Have a Fighting Chance?

    Whether or not investors want to admit it, Arch Coal's future path is obvious.
  41. Toys 'R' Us Stock Doesn’t Exist: Here is Why

    Learn why investors cannot trade stock in toy retailer Toys 'R' Us. This privately traded company could be a hot IPO candidate ...
  42. How CPI Affects the Dollar Against Other Currencies

    The Consumer Price Index is a broad measure of inflation, and inflation can have a dramatic impact on a currency's value ...
  43. Why U.S. Investors are Concerned About China

    Since the U.S. and China's economic relationship is so extensive, the recent Chinese turmoil has elicited fear in the eyes ...
  44. Why All of the World's Top 10 Companies Are American (AAPL, GOOL)

    The top 10 companies in the world by market capitalization are all American, but history shows that such dominance in the ...
  45. Deutsche Bank Undergoes a Significant Revamp

    The Deutsche Bank's reorganization is being called one of the biggest shake-ups at an investment bank in recent years.
  46. Should You Rent Hertz for a Trade?

    Hertz did everything it could to be the industry leader, but rising competition and external factors are creating headwinds. ...
  47. Does Priceline Present More Risk Than Reward?

    Priceline has delivered a cumulative return north of 220% over the past five years, but the next five years is likely to ...
  48. How Healthy Are Turkish Banks?

    Turkish banks remain vulnerable to the Federal Reserve’s expected rate hike that could curb capital flows to emerging markets.
  49. Goldman Sachs Vs. Morgan Stanley: Comparing Business Models (MS, GS)

    Take a closer look into the most noted rivalry on Wall Street between Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, the last two standalone ...
  50. Banks Can Notarize Your Documents for Free

    Learn how you can obtain the services of a notary public for free at your local bank branch, along with other places where ...
  51. Why is Puerto Rico in So Much Debt?

    Learn about the origins and economic factors that led to the downfall of the Puerto Rican economy and what the U.S. government ...
  52. Top 4 Apps for Option Traders

    Discover some of the most popular apps that options traders use so they can stay on top of market opportunities and manage ...
  53. Common Interview Questions for Credit Risk Analysts

    Discover some of the typical questions asked in interviews for a position as a credit risk analyst, along with suggestions ...
  54. Finding Momentum Plays in Flat Markets

    Momentum traders should reduce frequency and size in flat markets, while seeking out story stocks that continue to trend ...
  55. In Focus: Water Scarcity

    After a discussion, sponsored by CDP, we share the importance of water disclosure as it relates to businesses operating amid ...
  56. These 4 Funds Haven’t Lost Money in a Decade

    If you’re looking for relative resiliency to challenging economic conditions while picking up a little yield, consider these ...
  57. Rising Rates and Annuities: What You Shoud Know

    The Fed is likely to increase interest rates sometime soon. How will this affect the annuity market and when you should buy ...
  58. 5 Risky Stocks to Own Right Now

    These five well-known stocks are risky propositions. Here's why.
  59. Should You Change Your Stance On Chipotle (CMG)?

    Chipotle was once a Wall Street darling, but it's quickly falling out of favor. Is this new perception justifiable?
  60. Will There Be a Rate Hike in December?

    The odds of a rate hike just got bigger. Will it happen in December?
  61. Whole Foods Market: Investors Beware?

    Whole Foods Market is in the crosshairs of short sellers right now, but the bulls might have the last laugh.
  62. Top 5 Cities with the Highest Inflation in the US

    Find out which American cities are hit hardest by inflation, and why California residents find themselves in a bigger pinch ...
  63. Is This the Right Time to Buy Disney?

    Investors need to make sure they're paying attention to the real driving forces behind Disney.
  64. Analyzing Porter's Five Forces on Apple (AAPL)

    Evaluate Apple's position in the marketplace by looking at it through the perspective of the Porter Five Forces Model for ...
  65. Stocks to Eye with China's One-Child Policy Ended (MJN, PG)

    Here are four stocks to consider in the wake of China ending its one-child policy.
  66. How to Deal with Restricted Stock Units

    RSUs can be an important part of an employee's compensation package. Here's how to help clients understand how they differ ...
  67. Dell Stock Doesn’t Exist. Here is Why

    Learn why Michael Dell took his namesake company private after being publicly traded for 25 years. Discover why going private ...
  68. How China and Taiwan Each Operate Economies As The One True China

    Taiwan grapples with diplomatic isolation while issues regarding its status remain unresolved and so does the question of ...
  69. Most Valuable Career Skills in 2016

    Evaluating the mixture of technical skills and traditional "soft skills" that render career applicants competitive in the ...
  70. 10 Countries With Lower Interest Rates Than the US

    Learn about the 10 countries with lower interest rates than the United States and how interest rates indicate a country's ...
  71. A Review of Bernie Sanders' Economic Policies

    With income and wealth inequality on the rise, Bernie Sanders has made reducing inequality the main focus of his presidential ...
  72. Are Facebook, Amazon and Alphabet Unstoppable? (AMZN, FB)

    Facebook, Alphabet and Amazon all closed at all-time highs on Wednesday. Is this irrational exuberance, or are we witnessing ...
  73. How The Unemployment Rate Affects Everybody

    Depending on how it's measured, the unemployment rate is open to interpretation. Learn how to find the real rate.
  74. Some Industries Are More Bubbly Than Others

    Investors who want to avoid future bubbles should learn from the past in order to protect their investments.
  75. Ultra ETFs Are Not Your Father's ETFs

    Ultra ETFs can add huge returns to your portfolio, but there's a lot of risk and volatility involved with these leveraged ...
  76. How To Handle A Serious Dispute With Your Broker

    Find out what to do if you have a dispute with your broker.
  77. Any Way The Wind Blows, You Can Trade The Weather

    You can trade on anything these days, including the weather.
  78. Is Kraft Heinz News a Red Flag or a Buy Signal?

    Kraft Heinz hasn't wowed investors yet, but it's not designed to wow anyone.
  79. Will Clorox (CLX) Continue to Clean Up?

    Clorox might not be the most exciting company, but sometimes boring is best for long-term investors.
  80. Is Fitbit (FIT) Out of Shape?

    Fitbit recently called a timeout. Is it out of gas or was it just refueling its tank for the long haul?
  81. Is the Number of Workers in the U.S. Declining?

    The number of workers in the U.S. labor force is declining. What caused it and what is the solution?
  82. How Nasty Gal's Sophia Amoruso Built a Fashion Empire

    In 2006, Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso planted the seeds for what would become an online fashion empire. Here's how.
  83. Philip Morris International's Profit Machine

    Even in an abstemious U.S., 18.1% of adults smoke. But that's nothing compared to the rest of the world, served by Philip ...
  84. How a Strong Dollar is Affecting Your International Investments

    It is important to remember, whenever you invest overseas, whether its equity or capital, you are betting on both the performance ...
  85. Investment Rotation Strategies Using ETFs

    Timely rotation of your investments across multiple sectors and regions can yield higher returns. Here are the basics of ...
  86. Investopedia's Oddest Business and Investing Terms

    Think finance and investing are boring? These terms will prove you wrong.
  87. Transocean's 3 Key Financial Ratios (RIG)

    Learn about key financial ratios for Transocean. Understand how the company's aging drilling fleet could work against its ...
  88. How to Protect Client Assets in a Bear Market

    Here are some strategies for how to protect client assets in a bear market.
  89. Is BWLD's Price Drop a Buy Signal?

    Buffalo Wild Wings is facing higher costs and comps growth has decelerated. Is the growth story over?
  90. How Disney (DIS) Continues to Deliver

    The Walt Disney Co. is only an animation studio in the same way that Johnson & Johnson is only a baby powder manufacturer.
  91. The 3 Sectors To Trade During Flat Markets

    The utility, defense and footwear sectors tend to outperform in flat markets, offering traders an alternative to more popular ...
  92. Effect of Fed Fund Rate Hikes on Oil

    Find out how oil markets might react to an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve, and why consumers and bondholders could ...
  93. Lessons From the Worst Investments Ever

    Investing in the stock market isn't foolproof. Things can (and will) go very wrong. Here's what some investors have learned ...
  94. How Monetary Policy Impacts Income Inequality

    Income inequality is growing. Does monetary policy have a critical impact on its widening gap?
  95. How to Trade Dow Jones Future Contracts

    Learn about the Dow Jones Index futures contracts available and obtain step-by-step instruction on how to trade the stock ...
  96. Is Apple Overreliant on China? (AAPL)

    Apple's fourth quarter was more sweet than sour. But will that story hold true next year if China suffers another stock shock?
  97. The Inner Workings of a Big Regional Utility (DUK)

    Duke Energy is one of the quietest large companies in America. Few people outside of the Southeastern U.S. know about this ...
  98. 8 Ways to Protect Mutual Funds From a Financial Crisis

    Discover eight strategies you can use to protect your mutual fund investments from the next financial crisis, including which ...
  99. Is the CAPE Ratio Predicting an Era of Low Returns?

    When the the CAPE ratio is high, as it is now, it can indicate a bubble economy nearing its peak. Are we headed towards another ...
  100. When Will it Be Safe to Buy Commodities?

    When will it be safe to buy commodities (and which ones)? A closer look at the commodities markets and how they move.
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