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  1. 8 Solid Utility Stocks for a Bear Market (WTR, AWR)

    If you're seeking modest appreciation, generous dividend payments and resiliency, consider these eight utility stocks.
  2. Why Phillips 66 (PSX) Remains a Top Long-Term Bet

    Here's why Phillips 66 will likely remain one of the world’s largest and most profitable companies for a long time to come.
  3. Is Pepsi Still a Safe Bet? (PEP)

    PepsiCo has long been known as one of the most resilient stocks throughout the broader market. Is this still the case today? ...
  4. How Yelp Adds Value to Local Businesses

    Understand how the Yelp platform operates and how it adds value to the business world. Learn about the top five ways Yelp ...
  5. How Does Flatiron School Work and Make Money?

    Examine the Flatiron School as it pertains to the product it offers; learn how it monetizes its product and the role the ...
  6. An Auto Stock Alternative to Ford and GM (F,GM)

    If you're not sure where Ford and General Motors are going, you might want to look at this auto investment option instead. ...
  7. 3 Solar Stocks to Add to Your Portfolio (SCTY, SPWR)

    Understand the growth and challenges of the renewable energy market and its success in 2015. Learn about the top three energy ...
  8. The 5 Best Buy-and-Hold Energy Stocks (MMP, TSO)

    Understand why energy companies' stock are volatile when oil prices are volatile. Learn about the top five energy companies ...
  9. 5 Cheap Dividend Stocks for a Bear Market (LANC, AWR)

    Here are five stocks that pay safe dividends and should be at least somewhat resilient to a bear market.
  10. What Alcoa’s Breakup Means for Investors (AA)

    Alcoa plans to split into two companies. Is this a bullish catalyst for investors?
  11. Top 3 Stocks for the Coming Holiday Season (AMZN, TJX)

    If you want to buck the bear market trend by going long on consumer stocks, these three might be your best bets.
  12. Could a Rate Hike Send Stocks Higher?

    A rate hike would certainly alter the investment scene, but would it be for the better or worse?
  13. Israel-U.S. Relations: Economic Aspects You Didn't Know

    The relationship between the United States and Israel is a lightning rod for controversy and is mired in politics and emotion.
  14. Forget Volkswagen, Should You Avoid its Suppliers? (BWD, GNTX) (BWA, GNTX)

    Volkswagen is getting all the headlines but there are other companies that will feel the pain.
  15. Yellow Light Trade Risk Management

    Being in the stock market for so long I tend to look at the world through the eyes of a trader, but how to decide when we ...
  16. 3 Undervalued Mid-Cap Stocks for Your Portfolio (HAIN, SAM)

    These three midcap stocks have significant long-term potential.
  17. Do You Have What it Takes to Start a Hedge Fund?

    So you want to start your own hedge fund? Here's what it takes.
  18. Is Volkswagen a Good Buy Right Now? (VLKAY)

    Volkswagen's stock is stalling after the company admitted cheating on its emissions data. Is this a buying opportunity?
  19. Anheuser-Busch and SABMiller's $105B Deal (BUD, SAB.L)

    Anheuser-Busch and SABMiller have agreed to a mammoth deal; here's what that means to investors.
  20. The Biggest Donors to the GOP (VHI, LVS)

    We'll take a look at largest Republican donors, a collection of moguls, magnates, shadowy corporations and more than one ...
  21. The Top-5 Cash-Rich Companies in the S&P 500 (ORCL, CSCO)

    Large cash positions allow for many different options and here's why they are beneficial to shareholders.
  22. How to Create a Risk Parity Portfolio

    Learn about how risk parity uses leverage to create equal exposure to risk among different asset classes in portfolio construction.
  23. 3 Small-Cap Stocks Poised for Large Returns (LHCG, AHS)

    These three small-cap stocks have significant upside potential, but their risk/reward ratios vary.
  24. Are Macy's (M) Store Closings Good or Bad News?

    Macy's is making some wise moves, but will those moves impact its stock price for the better?
  25. How Dow Chemical (DOW) Makes its Money

    An in depth look at how Dow has made itself vital to so many industries in its 118 year history.
  26. How Bill Ackman Plans to Fix Mondelez (MDLZ)

    Bill Ackman has a plan for Mondelez International. What does it mean for investors?
  27. 3 Stocks to Play a Falling Unemployment Rate (KFY, LNCE)

    Three stocks to consider as the unemployment rate falls.
  28. 10 Restaurants that Could Deliver Big Gains (BJRI, SBUX)

    These 10 restaurants delivered big earnings gains in the second quarter. But what's their investing outlook going forward? ...
  29. The Thrilla in Manila: Yahoo Finance Versus Market Watch (WMT)

    An unbiased comparison of the two major financial tools.
  30. The 5 Fastest Growing Companies in the S&P 500 (LCI, NHTC)

    These are the five fastest growing companies in the S&P 500. Should they be on your watch list?
  31. 5 Reasons Why Dividends Matter to Investors

    Learn five of the primary reasons why dividends are of significant importance for the overall performance of stock market ...
  32. How to Updgrade Your Portfolio in a Down Market

    While it may be tempting to sell when the market turns downward, your long-term results may be better if you leave your money ...
  33. Why European Energy Business Is in Decline

    We look at what's hitting the European energy business and the outlook for the sector in the mid- to long-term.
  34. How to Know When it's Time to Sell a Stock

    Knowing when to sell a stock isn't always easy. Keep in mind these tips to help you know when to say when.
  35. How Social Venture Capital Is Changing the World

    Learn what social venture capital is and the ways in which it differs from traditional venture capital. Identify two leading ...
  36. The 2000 Nasdaq vs. The 2015 Shanghai Composite: How History Repeats Itself

    The Shanghai Composite is in a correction, and it's very similar to the NASDAQ of 2000.
  37. Marijuana Penny Stocks: Where Risk Meets Sin

    Marijuana producers and users, working in a market that's still illegal in many states, are a risky but promising bet for ...
  38. A Guide For Calculating The Dividend Payout Ratio

    Dividends are a significant contributor to total equity returns. That makes dividend payout ratios—which are key indicators ...
  39. Best Places to Find High-Dividend Yield Stocks

    Learn about the advantages of stocks with good dividend yields, such as income, stocks in defensive sectors and strong-performing ...
  40. Redefining the Stop-Loss

    Using Stop-losses for trading doesn’t mean ‘losing money’, but instead think about the money you'll start saving once you ...
  41. The 5 Biggest Canadian Law Firms

    Obtain company information about some of the largest major legal firms that are headquartered and have principal operations ...
  42. 4 Networking Stocks that You Must Own (AKAM, CSCO)

    Understand how networking stocks fit into the technology sector. Learn about four leading networking companies that investors ...
  43. The History of Sovereign Debt Relief

    Europe has recently been plagued by sovereign debt crises, sparking bailouts and debt relief measures.
  44. 10 Assets That Will Help Greece Raise Capital

    In return for Greece’s third bailout since 2010, Greek Prime Minister Alex Tsipras has agreed to the privatization of a number ...
  45. Rising Private Market Debt Create a Bubble In ASEAN Economies

    The decline of several Asian currencies after China’s surprise August devaluation of the yuan has sparked worries of a currency ...
  46. The 5 Highest Paid CEOs

    While the media and lawmakers discuss whether it's right or wrong, these CEOs have earned gargantuan salaries in the last ...
  47. A Primer On Investing In The Tech Industry

    The tech sector can provide fantastic returns for investors with a little know-how in the field.
  48. 5 Tips For Investing In IPOs

    Thinking of investing in IPOs? Here are five things to remember before jumping into these murky waters.
  49. 2 Catalysts Driving Intrexon to All-Time Highs

    Examine some of the main reasons for Intrexon stock tripling in price between 2014 and 2015, and consider the company's future ...
  50. The Top 5 Impact Investing Firms

    Learn what impact investing is and obtain information on some of the top impact investing firms ranked by total assets under ...
  51. How Does Glamsquad Work and Make Money?

    Learn about what Glamsquad does and how it makes money, including why the rise of the "Uber culture" has made this new luxury ...
  52. 6 Reasons Why Dividends Should Be Reinvested

    Learn about the advantages of dividend reinvestment programs and how they may benefit longer-term investors who want to build ...
  53. Net Neutrality: Pros and Cons

    The fight over net neutrality has become an amazing spectacle. But at its core, it's yet another skirmish in cable television's ...
  54. The Pros and Cons of a Fully Convertible Rupee

    Amid the rising economic power of India, the talks of making the Indian currency fully convertible are gaining momentum. ...
  55. Why Gluten Free Is Big Business

    Is it essential to preserving your health, or just another diet fad? Either way, gluten-free foods have become big business.
  56. Financial Analyst Cover Letters That Get You Hired

    Crafting a strong cover letter for a job can increase your chances of standing out from the crowd and landing an interview. ...
  57. How Rupert Murdoch Became a Media Tycoon

    Here's how Rupert Murdoch turned a small family newspaper company into two separate multibillion-dollar media conglomerates.
  58. ETF Analysis: SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Small Cap

    Learn about the SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Small Cap exchange-traded fund, which invests in small-cap firms traded at ...
  59. Moral Hazard in the Chinese Market

    The Chinese government faces the issue of balancing its desire to maintain stable markets through manipulation with the danger ...
  60. The Best Stocks to Buy for Less than $10 before Year End

    Learn about the best stocks to buy under $10. These stocks are speculative but have considerable upside given their valuation ...
  61. Is It Time to Cash Out On Netflix?

    Understand the Netflix business model and what makes Netflix such a good company. Learn three key reasons why it might be ...
  62. 5 Reasons Thoratec Corp. Keeps Impressing Investors

    Learn about Thoratec Corporation and its position in its industry. Understand five key factors why the company has impressed ...
  63. Investors Need to Stop Shorting GoPro. Here's Why

    Discover why investors should stop shorting GoPro. GoPro has been one of the fastest-growing companies since 2005 with many ...
  64. Find Income-Generating Properties Online

    Discover the best websites for finding valuable properties that can earn you income.
  65. The Brief: Where is the Bottom in the Market?

    Where is the market going today after yesterday's bumpy ride?
  66. The 6 Worst Technology Stocks of 2015

    Learn about the technology sector and how it has performed in 2015. Understand the six worst performing technology stocks ...
  67. 3 Reasons to Short Monster Beverage

    Learn why, despite the popular perception of Monster Beverage as a high-growth stock, investors may be better off taking ...
  68. 3 Reasons to Continue to Own Monster Beverage

    Learn more about the Monster Beverage Corporation and some of the primary reasons why investors and market analysts like ...
  69. The 2 Healthcare Stocks You'll Wish You Bought in 2015

    Learn about the health care industry and the companies involved. Understand why the two best performing health care stocks ...
  70. The 4 Worst Financial Stocks of 2015

    Learn about the financial services sector and the types of companies within it. Understand the four worst performing financial ...
  71. The 5 Worst Health Care Stocks of 2015

    Learn about the health care industry and how it has performed in 2015. Understand why the worst-performing health care stocks ...
  72. The 3 Energy Stocks You'll Wish You Bought in 2015

    Learn about the energy sector and the types of companies that operate within the sector. Find out about some of the best-performing ...
  73. 5 Reasons to Expect Lower Stock Returns

    Lower stock returns are likely here to stay for some time. Here are five reasons why.
  74. The Vodka Industry Keeps Growing, But Why?

    Understand what the vodka industry is and where it performs best. Learn about the growth of the industry and three reason ...
  75. 6 Smart Ways to Invest That Extra Cash Now

    The world's stock markets are shaky, to say the least. Should you hold onto your cash or bargain hunt?
  76. How Rollins Inc. Transformed from Radio to Pest Control

    Discover how Rollins, Inc. grew and expanded, making numerous acquisitions, transitioning from the radio industry to the ...
  77. Jawbone: An IPO You Should Have on Your Radar

    Learn about the company Jawbone and how it has become successful with multiple product lines. Understand the benefits of ...
  78. How TheSkimm Works and Makes Money

    Obtain information on the popular news digest newsletter, theSkimm, and understand how email newsletter publishers generate ...
  79. 3 Cheap Russian Stocks You Should Keep an Eye on

    Learn about three cheap Russian stocks to keep an eye on; the more than 50% decline in oil has led to weakness in Russian ...
  80. The Upside of Picking Stocks Nobody Follows

    Learn about the upside of picking stocks nobody follows. The less followed a stock, the more opportunity there is for a stock ...
  81. How Morgan Stanley Makes its Money (MS)

    The economy offers few certainties, but Morgan Stanley's profitability might be one of them.
  82. Arbitrage Pricing Theory: It's Not Just Fancy Math

    What are the main ideas behind arbitrage pricing theory? We provide a simple explanation of the model and how to use it.
  83. Why Alphabet Will Boost Google Stock Prices (AMZN, GOOGL)

    Why is Google changing its name to Alphabet and what does this mean for shareholders?
  84. The Biggest Private Equity Firms in Boston

    Learn about private equity firms and how they operate. Identify the top five private equity firms operating in the Boston ...
  85. Will Walmart's Wage Increase Pay Off?

    Read about the potential pros and cons of Walmart's promise to increase its minimum starting salary to $10 an hour.
  86. 3 Stocks You Wish You Had Bought in January

    Learn about three stocks investors wish they had bought in January of 2015 due to their performing better than the overall ...
  87. VMware: Virtualization and the Hybrid Cloud

    Read about VMware, an information technology service provide and cloud computing company, and learn about its core products ...
  88. Healthcare M&A and Prescription Drug Prices

    Learn how mergers among health care insurance companies and drug companies could lead to increased premiums for consumers ...
  89. U.S. Automakers Poised for Long-Term Gains (GM, F)

    Ford holds a stronger technical position than General Motors and also pays a consistent dividend. This combination could ...
  90. 2 Stocks to Bet on the Future of Space Exploration (BA, LMT)

    Learn about why investors must wait to invest in Space X, and read about other companies involved in the future of space ...
  91. Understanding Stock Quotes

    All you need to know about understanding stock quotes.
  92. 3 Reasons to Be Bearish on Kinder Morgan

    Instead of crunching numbers in an effort to make a case that matches your position, simply apply logic. That's what successful ...
  93. 10 Overlooked Growth Stocks to Consider

    For investors with a long-term view, here are 10 overlooked growth stocks to consider.
  94. How Ford Makes Money

    Ford, an experienced legacy car manufacturer, sells a lot of cars around the world and makes a lot of money in the money ...
  95. Penny Stocks Vs. Options-Which Is Better to Trade?

    If you are a new trader, we explain the differences between penny stocks and options so you can make the best decision for ...
  96. Las Vegas to See Increased Demand for Gay Weddings

    Learn how several industries in Las Vegas, including wedding chapels, hotels, casinos and nightclubs, stand to gain from ...
  97. The 4 Technology Stocks You'll Wish You Bought in 2015 (NFLX, AMZN)

    Find out which technology stocks you wish you had bought in January 2015, including such big names as Amazon.com, Netflix ...
  98. My Stock Market Prediction

    Learn different choices and strategies that can be used to create a profit regardless of what direction the market is going.
  99. The 3 Biggest Misconceptions of Dividend Stocks

    To find the best dividend stocks, focus on total return, not yield.
  100. How GM Makes its Money

    Following a giant bailout and a giant IPO, the new GM is carried by sales of its giant trucks. But is it profitable?
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