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  1. Top Tips for Cheaper, Better Car Insurance

    Accident, theft, vandalism - make sure your coverage will protect you when you need it most.
  2. Starbucks: Profiting One Cup at a Time (SBUX)

    Starbucks chief Howard Schultz is stepping down after 30 years as CEO; we take a closer look at this well-caffeinated American ...
  3. The Top 4 Starbucks Shareholders

    Howard Schultz may be stepping down as CEO, but he remains one of the coffee juggernaut's largest shareholders--for now. ...
  4. How to Owe Nothing on Your Federal Tax Return

    You have the control to determine whether you owe in April. Learn more here.
  5. Some Like it Hot (The Economy, That is)

    We look at past market reactions as the Federal Reserve contemplates higher interest rates, and what the yield curve may ...
  6. What a Trump Presidency Could Mean for Bond Markets Long Term

    Bonds sold off after Donald Trump's surprise election win. What could the election results mean for bond markets over the ...
  7. Which Gold ETF is Best? (GLD, IAU)

    The pros and cons of two of the most popular Gold ETFs: SPDR Gold Trust Shares (GLD) versus iShs Gold Trust Trust Units (IAU).
  8. Options Strategies for Your Portfolio to Make Money Regularly

    Discover the option-writing strategies that can deliver consistent income, including the use of put options instead of limit ...
  9. ETF Liquidity: Why It Matters

    Lower levels of liquidity in exchange-traded funds make it harder to trade them profitably.
  10. Leveraged ETFs: Are They Right For You? (SSO, DDM)

    This specialty vehicle promises dramatic short-term results, but can also magnify risk.
  11. How to Seek Income Now

    As 2016 draws to a close and a Fed hike looms, where should investors hunt for yield now? We highlight the case for three ...
  12. Why the Gold Rally can Continue

    Gold has rallied recently with the return of political uncertainty. But we point to another factor that suggests the gains ...
  13. How You Could Have Made Money Between the Trump Win and Opening Bell

    There's money to be made on election night, even after the markets close. Here's how you could have done it last night.
  14. Zero Rate Policy: History's Biggest Ponzi Scheme

    The central planning belief system is breaking down. Economic reality is setting in.
  15. Forget Gold—Base Metals Are Back

    Everyone is talking about gold hitting a monthly high, but don’t let the shiny metal blind you to what is happening with ...
  16. The Gold Showdown: ETFs Vs. Futures

    ETFs and gold futures are two ways to diversify into the metals asset class, but there are advantages and disadvantages to ...
  17. Haunting Wall Street: The Halloween Terminology Of Investing

    Beware of zombies and Jekyll and Hyde companies! Read about the spooky terms circulating Wall Street.
  18. The Main Attractions of ETF Investing (SPY)

    As the popularity of ETFs soar, a look at the main benefits of these investment vehicles.
  19. Dissecting Leveraged ETF Returns

    These funds are a relatively new product to most investors, but they could be what you need for increased returns.
  20. ETFs Vs. Index Funds: Quantifying The Differences

    If you are trying to choose between these two index-tracking investments, compare the costs.
  21. ETF Options Vs. Index Options

    Choosing either ETF options or index options can make the difference between big profits or a big bust.
  22. A Beginner's Guide to Hedging

    Learn how investors use strategies to reduce the impact of negative events on investments.
  23. Why Defensive Stocks are Still Not Cheap

    Despite underperforming recently, high yielding defensive stocks are still expensive. Russ sees better value elsewhere, namely ...
  24. Self Employed? 5 Steps to Scoring a Mortgage

    Convince lenders that you're a good bet despite your lack of a steady income.
  25. 3 Simple Steps To Building Wealth

    Getting richer is easier if you take it one step at a time.
  26. Chart of the Week: Impact of Higher Oil Prices

    Crude oil prices have risen about 40% so far this year, and the price outlook is still brightening. This week’s chart shows ...
  27. Why Money Market Reform Matters To You

    Jeff Rosenberg looks at the quickly approaching money market reform as an opportunity for investors to potentially pick up ...
  28. Duration is On My Mind

    In this explainer on duration, we talk about some of the risks and opportunities in a potentially rising interest rate environment.
  29. Top 4 Mistakes That Cause Futures Traders To Fail

    Learn to keep your losses to a minimum and consistently produce positive results.
  30. Three Themes that Will Shape Investing in Q4

    What should investors expect in the last quarter of the year? We see three themes that are likely to shape economies and ...
  31. Chart of the Week: Position for the Macroeconomic Shift Ahead

    The global economy may be nearing an inflection point. This backdrop supports exposure to selected credit and equities, as ...
  32. Are Investors Underestimating the Risk of a Recession?

    We discuss why investors should pay more attention to the signs that the probability of a recession has gone up.
  33. 6 of the Worst Products Starbucks Ever Had (SBUX)

    Starbucks has a quirky history that includes product ideas that consumers tried but didn’t accept, which sent the company ...
  34. The Complicated Relationship Between Negative Rates and Local Stock Markets

    We examine the multiple factors behind the lackluster stock market performance in regions with negative interest rate policies.
  35. Candlestick Charting: What Is It?

    Discover the components and basic patterns of this ancient technical analysis technique.
  36. How Arch Coal's Stock Price Fell 32% in 6 Months (ACIIQ)

    Arch Coal's stock price has steadily dropped lower in the first six months of 2016. Find out what needs to happen for stockholders ...
  37. Top 5 Geothermal Power Stocks of 2016 (CVX, BRK-A)

    Include Chevron and Berkshire Hathaway Energy among the top five geothermal power stocks, as each company produces more than ...
  38. Measure Volatility With Average True Range

    Find more profitable entry and exit locations with this standard indicator.
  39. The Top 4 Investors Investing in Gold (GLD, GDX)

    Some of the richest and most well-regarded investors, including George Soros, Jeff Gundlach, Stanley Druckenmiller and John ...
  40. 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.
  41. 2 Investments With the Most Risk in 2016 (GLD, SDY)

    Investors should identify which investment has the most risk to protect themselves from losses. Risky investments include ...
  42. Most Profitable Mining Companies of 2016 (CDE, AG)

    The most profitable mining companies for 2016 included small-cap precious metal miners. The greatest total profit belongs ...
  43. 3 Countries That Produce the Most Renewable Energy

    China, the United States and Brazil are the top three producers of energy from renewable sources, with hydroelectric power ...
  44. Funding a Startup with Retirement Cash: Smart or Dumb?

    Retired entrepreneurs who have "played it safe" – and retirees who want to stretch their dollars – are looking to invest ...
  45. Diversification Strategies: Stocks Vs. Gold

    When it comes to asset allocation, is gold a solid diversifying asset class?
  46. Will the U.S. Election Really Matter for Markets?

    Find out why the U.S. election may have less of an impact on markets than many are expecting.
  47. VelocityShares 3x Long Crude ETN: 6-Month Snap Shot (UWTI)

    UWTI has had a greater than 100% gain and a 50% loss in the last six months. These wild swings are due to the oil market ...
  48. Gold is Still a Good Hedge when Volatility Rises

    With volatility low and interest rates poised to rise, why hold gold? We discuss the important role it plays in a portfolio ...
  49. Top 3 Nuclear Stocks of 2016 (EXC, CCJ)

    Nuclear power may be seeing a resurgence in 2016 and beyond, and there are three top nuclear stocks for investors to watch ...
  50. Here Are the Countries With the Most Natural Resources

    Commodities are the raw materials for all products produced worldwide. This article lists the top 10 countries with the most ...
  51. VelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN: 6-Month Snap Shot (UGAZ, CS)

    As the six-month snapshot of the VelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN shows, natural gas prices ran in a wide range while ...
  52. Barrick Gold Stock: 3 Things to Watch (ABX)

    Three key indicators could impact Barrick Gold Corp.'s profitability and determine whether its shares continue to rise in ...
  53. Top 5 Petroleum Stocks of 2016 (MPC, OAS)

    WTI crude oil prices rebounded to $50 per barrel in August 2016. Risk-tolerant investors should keep these top five petroleum ...
  54. Most Profitable Natural Gas Companies of 2016 (XOM, RDS-A)

    The five most profitable natural gas companies are diverse energy producers whose businesses have struggled thanks to falling ...
  55. Top 4 Companies Owned by British Petroleum (BP, OJSCY)

    British petroleum giant BP owns many companies that help it earn more through the sale of its fuel products around the world.
  56. Top 5 Metal Mining Stocks of 2016 (CDE, HMY)

    Precious metal mining stocks have been on a sharp uptrend, while stock prices of base metal and industrial metal miners are ...
  57. EOG: How EOG Resources' Stock Price Rose 38% in 6 Months

    Rather than increase oil production to compensate for low prices, EOG Resources halted production growth to focus on profitability ...
  58. EIA vs. API: Comparing Crude Inventories Announcements

    Between the two major oil inventory reports: the API and the U.S. EIA, which is more highly regarded and why?
  59. With Election Looming, Fundamentals & Fed Matter for Investors

    This has been an unusual election in the United States, to say the least. We discuss some of the potential investment implications ...
  60. Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3x Shares: 6-Month Snapshot (NUGT)

    NUGT is a leveraged vehicle that can deliver exceptional returns to savvy traders. Learn the major factors behind NUGT's ...
  61. Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks of 2016 (CSIQ, PEGI)

    Some of the best clean energy stocks come from companies that produce alternative fuels and harness power from solar and ...
  62. Top 5 Books to Become an Option Trader

    For individuals aspiring to become options traders, here are five of the best books that offer help in understanding and ...
  63. These 10 Countries Produce More Silver Than Anyone

    Silver is used in a variety of applications, from jewelry and mirrors to electronics and circuits.
  64. Top 5 Lumber Stocks of 2016 (WY, RYN)

    Lumber prices advanced in the first half of 2016 due to robust housing construction in the United States. These five lumber ...
  65. Are Hedge Funds Buying or Covering Shorts?

    The markets may be experiencing a short-covering rally as hedge funds and institutional players try to wait out a false rally ...
  66. DAL: How Delta's Stock Price Fell 26% in 6 Months

    Delta's stock price has been punished over the last six months due to higher oil prices, the Brexit vote and its own outages ...
  67. Barclays Foresees Oil Prices Recovering up to $85 by 2019 (BCS)

    Here's why Barclays predicted that Brent crude would reach $85 by 2019, one year earlier than the financial institution's ...
  68. 6 Countries That Produce the Most Corn

    The world's six major producers of its most popular grain, corn, include the United States and China. Learn if these producers ...
  69. Behind United Airline's 91.6% Rise in 10 Years (UAL)

    United Continental's stock has been impacted by oil prices and economic cycles, but its statistical correlation to the market ...
  70. 2016's 5 Most Comfortable Cars Under $30,000 (HMC, F)

    The best cars under $30,000 come in a variety of styles and sizes, from practical, compact sport utility vehicles to nimble, ...
  71. Investments That Have Soared in 2016 (RING, NEM)

    The high-flying investments of 2016 have soared because of the uncertainty in the markets and in spite of the weak outlook ...
  72. The Different Colors of Asian Bonds

    As the intensifying search for yield goes international, Matt examines and shares his thoughts on the different Asian bond ...
  73. Introduction To Swing Charting

    Discover why traders use swing charts, how they construct them and how they use them.
  74. Top 5 Animal Stocks of 2016 (ZTS, HSIC)

    Consumers have substantially increased spending on animals between 2010 and 2016. These five animal-related stocks are positioned ...
  75. Behind Delta's 46.4% Rise in 10 Years (DAL)

    Delta Air Lines stock has been highly correlated to its close peers, as crude oil price remains an important driver of financial ...
  76. ABX: How Barrick Gold's Stock Price Rose 85.6% in 6 Months

    Barrick Gold's stock price is exploding due to the steadily rising price of gold and a strategic plan to build a more sustainable ...
  77. What Is a Silver Certificate Dollar Bill Worth Today?

    Although a silver-certificate dollar bill no longer can be exchanged for silver, the date, grade and unique features make ...
  78. Why Gold Is Not a Hedge Against the Dollar

    Gold's returns can vary greatly based around what currency the investor is using for purchases.
  79. Top 5 Logging Stocks of 2016 (DEL, WY)

    These companies have strong growth prospects and the potential for gains in their shares.
  80. Questioning The Virtue Of A Short Sale

    This controversial strategy is blamed for making and breaking markets. Read on to learn more.
  81. Difference Between Short Selling And Put Options

    Short selling and put options are used to speculate on a potential decline in a security or index or hedge downside risk ...
  82. Bear Put Spreads: A Roaring Alternative To Short Selling

    This strategy allows you to stop chasing losses when you're feeling bearish.
  83. Short Sales For Market Downturns

    This strategy can help in market downturns, but it's not for inexperienced traders.
  84. CHK: How Chesapeake's Stock Price Rose 93% in 6 Months

    Chesapeake Energy avoided bankruptcy, and its stock price gained 90% in six months due to increased shareholder confidence ...
  85. Most Profitable Gold Mining Companies of 2016 (HMY, GSS)

    The most profitable gold mining companies, small or large, are all benefiting from the rise in gold prices and hitting new ...
  86. Top 5 Oil and Gas Stocks of 2016 (CVX, BP)

    Learn about the top five oil and gas stocks of 2016, their historical performances during the oil bear market and why they ...
  87. How Do Negative Interest Rates Work?

    There is a lot of confusion surrounding negative interest rates. Matt breaks it down and explains what going negative really ...
  88. Two Bond Stories from Two Sides of the English Channel

    We find that the U.K. market has many similarities to the United States and Canada, but across the English Channel, the European ...
  89. Top 5 Timber Stocks of 2016 (WY, PCH)

    These five stocks offer appealing investments in the timber industry, based on dividend yield, financial health, valuation ...
  90. How the Shell Credit Card Works: Benefits & Rewards (RDS.A)

    Learn the three different payment options available from Shell, including how to apply, the benefits of each, who should ...
  91. World's Top 10 Oil Exporters

    Discover the size of the global oil export market, and learn various details about the world's current 10 largest crude oil ...
  92. Behind Encana's 82.3% Fall in 10 Years (ECA)

    Encana's stock price has moved with other energy firms, though production mix, the Cenovus spinoff and financial results ...
  93. Top 5 Gold Mining Stocks of 2016 (EGO, NEM)

    Obtain information and analysis on five of the top-performing gold mining stocks thus far in 2016.
  94. Will Natural Gas Perform Like Oil? (UNG, XLE)

    Oil is in a bull market. Will natural gas prices follow or are both headed for a near-term correction?
  95. Top 5 Silver Stocks of 2016 (SLW, GPL)

    Discover the silver stocks that are top performers mid-way through 2016 and that offer the highest potential for the remainder ...
  96. The Volatility Surface Explained

    Learn about stock options and the "volatility surface," and discover why it is an important concept in stock options pricing ...
  97. Top 5 Wind-Power Stocks of 2016

    Investors considering wind-power stocks should note the risks of OTC investing, as most wind-turbine manufacturers are not ...
  98. Top 5 Mining Stocks of 2016

    Mining stocks have performed strongly in the first half of 2016 as commodity prices have improved. These five stocks are ...
  99. Find Your Niche In The Financial Industry

    In this article, we'll give you the tools you need to discover the financial career that fits you the best.
  100. VGPMX, FKRCX, USAGX: Top 4 Platinum Equity Mutual Funds

    Learn more about precious metals mutual funds and discover the top four platinum equity mutual funds investors should add ...
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