Markets Articles

  1. How to Analyze Rite Aid Stock Like an Investment Banker (RAD, WBA)

    Learn how to think like an investment banker when analyzing Rite Aid stock, and take into account the many variables that ...
  2. Trans Pacific Partnership: 4 Companies to Watch (TSN, CAG)

    Find out which U.S. companies stand to benefit from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) signed between the United States ...
  3. William Blair & Company: Investment Manager Highlight

    Learn about William Blair's service offering, executive leadership and holdings. Learn about the firm's areas of expertise ...
  4. Activision Blizzard Vs. Electronic Arts: Tale of Two Gamers in 2016 (EA, ATVI)

    Learn how Electronic Arts and Activision are using different strategies in attempts to dominate the shifting market for video ...
  5. Nutanix: The Road to an IPO in 2016 (CSCO)

    Learn why Nutanix is riding high in the hyper-converged computing market but is waiting for more market stability before ...
  6. What the Rumors are Suggesting About the iPhone 7

    Speculation about the iPhone 7 is gaining pace ahead of the expected release in September 2016. We review some of the major ...
  7. Qualcomm's 3 Most Profitable Lines of Business (QCOM)

    Learn about mobile phone chip maker Qualcomm, its top three most profitable lines of business and how Samsung can help revitalize ...
  8. The Biggest Losers From China's Slowdown

    A look at how China's slowdown is impacting countries around the world.
  9. Utilities Sector: Industries Snapshot (NEE, GAS)

    Discover how the utilities sector is broken down into different subcategories that each function to fill a different need.
  10. Investors Should Do These 5 Basic Things in 2016

    These are the 5 basic things every investor should do in 2016 to review and reevaluate their financial picture.
  11. The 3 Drivers Behind AON's Impressive Stock Performance (AON)

    Identify the key factors that led to Aon's excellent stock performance from 2011 to 2014 and understand why the stock has ...
  12. The Top 5 Positions in Henry Kravis and George Roberts' Portfolio (KKR, WBA)

    Discover the top five holdings in Henry Kravis and George Roberts' portfolio to see if these stocks can boost your portfolio ...
  13. Is a Rate Hike Coming?

    Is the Federal Reserve going to hike rates soon? The following opinions hold a lot of weight.
  14. Economist Roubini Sees Trouble Ahead

    Economist Nouriel Roubini isn't someone you want to discount when it comes to economic projections. Here's what he thinks. ...
  15. The Industry Handbook: The Agriculture Industry (COW, LSTK)

    Learn about the major lines of businesses involved in the agriculture industry and why this industry as a whole may be the ...
  16. Jim Rogers Sees 100% Chance of Recession

    Jim Rogers sees a 100% chance of recession within the next year. Why? And how is he planning for it?
  17. The Top 10 Stickiest Apps

    If you own a smartphone, you likely have too many apps on it. Here's a list of the most popular – the ones most people use ...
  18. 10 Stocks to Watch Due to a Weaker Euro (JAZZ, FLTX)

    Learn about factors that impact the performance of the euro in 2016 and the top 10 European stocks that will see the greatest ...
  19. 3 Stocks That Loathe Bull Markets (KO, WMT)

    Explore three stocks that have lagged the market during recent bull markets. Learn why defensive stocks tend to grow slowly ...
  20. 4 Factors That Will Hamper Oil Prices in 2016

    Learn why the prospect for a crude oil boom in 2016 is unlikely based on a world awash in oil during one of the periodic ...
  21. Are Corruption and Growth Conjoined?

    When you line up the corruption index with the fastest growing economies, the top 5 developed economies aren't above 70th ...
  22. What Big Data Can Tell us about the Economy

    Given recent market turbulence, it’s no wonder that investors are wondering whether the economy is heading in the right direction. ...
  23. If You Love a Brand, Should You Buy Their Stock? (AMZN,NFLX)

    Is there a correlation between brands consumers love most and the performance of their stocks?
  24. Why Dimon Thinks U.S. Economy Can Hold its Own

    JPMorgan chief Jamie Dimon believes the U.S. economy can hold its own. Here's why.
  25. Top Tax Strategies for Clients in a Bear Market

    So far 2016 has been off to a shaky start. Here are some tax strategies to help offset the pain.
  26. The 3 Best International Mutual Funds

    If you want to invest outside of the United States, here are three international mutual funds to consider.
  27. The World's Top 10 Health Care Companies (UNH, MDT)

    Discover the world's top 10 health care companies according to market capitalization, including a brief summary of each.
  28. Investing in Gold: Direct Vs. Professional Management (ABX, GG)

    Find out how you can access the gold market through common stock, futures contracts, and actively managed or passively managed ...
  29. 3 Energy Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows Worth Buying (VLO, TSO)

    Explore analyses of three energy stocks that are trading near their 52-week lows, and discover how energy stocks survive ...
  30. Is Big Pharma Under Pressure in 2016? (JNJ, GSK)

    Find out why large pharmaceutical companies are coming under pressure by investors to break themselves up into smaller companies.
  31. The Top 4 Oil Companies That Protect the Environment (XOM, SUN)

    Read about some of the most environmentally conscious oil companies that have actual track records of investments in research ...
  32. Long on Oil? Buy Canadian Dollars

    Discover why investing in the Canadian dollar can give investors exposure to the crude oil market without the risks of futures ...
  33. Bulk Carrier Vs. Container Vs. Tanker: Exploring the 2016 Shipping Market (C)

    Read about the divergent fates of oil tankers, dry bulk carriers, container ships and other seafaring vessels in the 2016 ...
  34. Stephen Schwarzman's Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes (BX)

    Learn more about the life of Stephen A. Schwarzman, one of the most influential and successful people in private equity in ...
  35. Why Greenspan Dislikes Negative Interest Rates

    Alan Greenspan is not a fan of negative interest rates, but another former Fed chair disagrees. Who is more likely to be ...
  36. What Medtronic Plans to Gain From Its Acquisition of Medina Medical (MDT)

    Learn about Medtronic's acquisition of Medina Medical. Find out why Medtronic wanted Medina's product portfolio and how it ...
  37. Analyzing Transocean's Return on Equity (RIG)

    Learn about the factors influencing Transocean's return on equity (ROE). How has its net margin influenced its ROE and how ...
  38. How Millennials Can Be the Wealthiest Generation Ever

    Millennials are poised to be the wealthiest generation of all time. Here's why.
  39. Analyzing Arena Pharma's Return on Equity (ARNA, IMGN)

    Explore Arena Pharmaceutical's return on equity (ROE) and find out what is driving its significant negative returns. Find ...
  40. Analyzing Yahoo's Return on Equity (YHOO)

    Learn about Yahoo's return on equity (ROE) and find out how net margin, asset turnover and financial leverage impact its ...
  41. 3 Reasons to be Bearish on Community Health Systems Inc. (CYH)

    Explore three reasons investors should be bearish on Community Health Systems. Learn how recent financial results have influenced ...
  42. Analyzing Gilead's Return on Equity (GILD, NVO)

    Explore Gilead Science's 2015 return on equity (ROE). Learn about the impact of net margin, asset turnover and financial ...
  43. Iranian Oil is Back After Embargo--or Is it?

    The delivery of oil to a refinery outside of Gibraltar marks the return of Iranian oil to Europe and the beginning of the ...
  44. Novo Nordisk: The Drug Firm You've Yet to Hear Of

    Novo Nordisk, a Danish drugmaker, makes billions primarily by fighting hemophilia and diabetes. Here's its story.
  45. What Thematic Dominance Among Mega-caps Means

    The ranks of mega-caps are now dominated by U.S. companies and two broad sectors to an unprecedented extent. Should investors ...
  46. Is Chesapeake Energy Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (CHK)

    Understand why Chesapeake Energy stock does not provide the stability necessary for an investment to be suitable for your ...
  47. Analyzing Micron's Return on Equity (MU, NVDA)

    Learn about Micron Technology's return on equity. What does DuPont analysis tell investors about the company's ROE relative ...
  48. Looking to Invest in Oil? Try the Vanguard Energy ETF (VDE, XOM)

    Learn how to invest in ETFs to gain exposure to the oil sector without having to deal with the challenges inherent in investing ...
  49. How Oil Prices Affect Kinder Morgan (KMI)

    Discover why Kinder Morgan's business is relatively sheltered from low oil prices and what situations could actually impact ...
  50. Top 5 Positions in Citigroup's Portfolio (C, SPY)

    Learn about Citigroup, its 200 year corporate history backing innovation and progress, and the top five investments the bank ...
  51. Analyzing Qualcomm's Return on Equity (QCOM)

    Learn about Qualcomm's return on equity. Find out how net profit margin, asset turnover and financial leverage impact ROE ...
  52. Vanguard International Equity Funds Overview (VXUS, VPL)

    Get an overview of the Vanguard international equity mutual funds and exchange-traded funds, with a summary of each strategy ...
  53. Analyzing GoldCorp's Return on Equity (GG)

    Discover more about the five-year history of Goldcorp, Inc., including historical return on equity (ROE) analysis and future ...
  54. M&T Bank: How its Legal Settlement Impacts its Lending Habits (MTB)

    Get an overview of the recent lawsuit and settlement between Fair Housing Justice Center and M&T Bank, and see how it may ...
  55. Analyzing Bank of America's Return on Equity (BAC)

    Discover analysts 2016 outlook for Bank of America Corporation, including a look at the company's past, present and future ...
  56. How Not to Invest: The Swiss National Bank (SNBN)

    Learn what not to do by following the curious and sometimes suspicious actions of one of the world's most aggressive central ...
  57. BlackBerry's 2016 Outlook: Is It Time To Buy? (BBRY, AAPL)

    Understand how the tumultuous change to BlackBerry's business affects the company's outlook in 2016, and find out whether ...
  58. NatureBox Review: Is It Worth It?

    Discover one of the most interesting private snack companies in the United States, and learn more about its direct-sales ...
  59. Analyzing Solar City's Return on Equity (SCTY, SPWR)

    Learn why SolarCity has had years of negative ROEs and what has caused the loss of earnings. Also understand how its future ...
  60. Analyzing T-Mobile's Return on Equity (TMUS, RCI)

    Learn about T-Mobile's return on equity (ROE). How has its ROE changed with its net margin over recent years, and how does ...
  61. AMD Vs. Nvidia: Comparing Chip Makers in 2016

    Discover why a diversified AMD and a focused NVIDIA have worked out differently in terms of their financials.
  62. Vestas Wind Systems: Time to Invest?

    Examine the history and recent performance of Vestas Wind Systems, and learn why the company's stock may be poised to surge ...
  63. Analyzing Halliburton's Return on Equity (HAL, BHI)

    Analyze Halliburton's 2015 return on equity (ROE). Find out how profitability, leverage and asset turnover impact ROE and ...
  64. Northfield Bancorp: Can It Turn Things Around in 2016? (NFBK, HWDY)

    Take a look at a review and analysis of Northfield Bancorp, Inc. stock, and learn why it is poised to bounce back from its ...
  65. Diamond In The Rough: Valero Energy Corporation

    Take a look at Valero Energy Corporation to discover why the stock has outperformed, and may continue to do so, in the energy ...
  66. Capitol Federal Financial Inc: Time to Invest? (CFFN)

    Take a look at the current position of Capitol Federal Financial stock, with analysis for investors who are considering adding ...
  67. Wells Fargo's 3 Key Financial Ratios (WFC)

    Look at some of most important financial ratios for with Wells Fargo & Co. and understand why they are so important for analyzing ...
  68. Alibaba Vs. JD.Com: The Battle for China (BABA, JD)

    Read about the growing rivalry between China's two largest e-commerce companies, and learn more about how the competition ...
  69. Ray Dalio's Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes

    Read about Ray Dalio, one of the most successful investors in the United States and founder of the world's largest hedge ...
  70. 4 Factors You Didn't Know About RBOB

    Learn the basics of how RBOB is traded, including the specifications for the RBOB futures contract. Discover what impacts ...
  71. 3 Investments With the Best Long Term Track Records

    Take a look at the three asset classes with the best risk-adjusted performance since 1990, and find out why the Sharpe ratio ...
  72. European Banks: The Eurozone's Next Powder Keg? (DB, CS)

    Find out why Europe's biggest banks are in serious trouble in 2016, and why an era of ultra-low interest rates and oil prices ...
  73. Analyzing Seadrill's Return on Equity (SDRL)

    Learn about the factors driving Seadrill's return on equity (ROE). Find out how Seadrill's ROE compares to contract drilling ...
  74. 5 Gold ETFs That Pay Dividends (SGDM, GDX)

    Take a look at the available gold ETFs that, in addition to offering exposure to stocks of gold mining companies, also pay ...
  75. How Oil Prices Affect Seadrill's Bottom Line (SDRL)

    Understand how oil prices affect Seadrill's bottom line but not by directly reducing the company's revenues as happens with ...
  76. A Look at Toyota's Flying Car Patent: Will it Become Reality?

    Learn about the flying car industry and specifically at Toyota's filing for a patent for a car with stackable wings. Are ...
  77. Top 5 Positions in Pierre Lagrange's Portfolio

    Discover what companies make up the top five positions of Pierre Lagrange's portfolio.
  78. Top 5 Positions in David Swensen's Portfolio

    Learn about David Swensen and the top five positions in his portfolio.
  79. Top 5 Positions in Bruce Kovner's Portfolio

    Learn about Bruce Kovner, how he accumulated his wealth and the top five holdings in his portfolio.
  80. Fund Highlight: Parnassus Core Equity Fund (PRBLX)

    Learn about the Parnassus Core Equity Fund, which invests in a concentrated portfolio of stocks of companies that have socially ...
  81. Top 5 Positions in First Pacific Advisors' Portfolio

    Learn about the top five equity holdings of First Pacific Advisors, an asset management firm that practices the contrarian ...
  82. 6 Consistently Resilient Retail Stocks (AMZN)

    These six retailers have delivered consistent sales growth since the financial crisis.
  83. Gold ETFs Vs. Oil ETFs: Which Should I Choose for 2016?

    Discover why making a decision between an oil or a gold ETF may not be as important as the structure and holdings of each ...
  84. Is Ford's Emoji Marketing Method Successful? (F)

    Learn how Ford used emoji-based marketing to promote its 2015 Focus model, and find out about the performance of the campaign ...
  85. Analyzing Advanced Micro Devices’ Return on Equity (AMD)

    Learn about Advanced Micro Devices' ROE in 2015. Find out why this metric was not meaningful, and what investors should expect ...
  86. Tesla's 3 Key Financial Ratios (TSLA)

    Learn about Tesla Motors, Inc. and the company's key financial ratios, such as gross margin, operating margin and inventory ...
  87. 3 Reasons Why North Korea Is Important in 2016

    Learn three areas where North Korea has the potential to disrupt the markets of the Asia-Pacific region and sour the U.S.-China ...
  88. 10 Tips for the Successful Long-Term Investor

    These guiding principles will help you avoid common folly during the decision-making process.
  89. This New Mortgage Only Requires 3% Down

    A new low-down-payment mortgage offering has attractive features, but be sure to check out all the options and get the whole ...
  90. What Caused the Great Depression?

    Learn how government actions may have contributed to this major economic downturn.
  91. Why Gold and Silver Prices are Diverging (GLD, SLV)

    Gold and silver prices are seeing a big performance divergence in 2016. Here's why.
  92. How Elon Musk Will Revolutionize the Modern World

    From Paypal to Tesla, Elon Musk is continually finding ways to revolutionize our lives.
  93. The Collapse of Oil, the weak Ruble and Sanctions Hammer Russia

    The world's largest energy exporter, Russia, is experiencing negative growth as a result of depressed oil prices, a weakening ...
  94. Looking to Hedge Volatility? Try These 2 ETFs

    The U.S. equity market has been experiencing turbulence in 2016. Discover analyses of two exchange-traded funds to hedge ...
  95. How to Optimize Taxable Portfolios in Bear Markets

    A bear market presents an opportunity for financial advisors to optimize clients' taxable portfolios.
  96. How the Election Year Will Impact Your Practice

    Who wins the presidency isn't the only political factor that will impact business and your practice this year. Here's what ...
  97. How China's Ailing Economy is Becoming Contagious

    Contagion from China might soon become a reality. For some stocks, it's already real.
  98. The 4 Best Hedges for a Drop in the S&P 500

    Learn about the most effective S&P 500 hedging strategies available to protect a portfolio during steep corrections and long-term ...
  99. Macroeconomic Forces That Will Control Markets in 2016

    Learn why several basic macroeconomic factors will control the direction of stock and bond markets in 2016.
  100. 4 ETFs To Trade the Euro (FXE, ULE)

    Learn how investors can utilize ETFs to trade major currencies such as the euro without the requirement of having a separate ...
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