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  1. Four Buy and Hold Stocks for Millennials (WTM, BRK.B)

    Wealth creation is the byproduct of holding excellent businesses that grow substantially over the long-run.
  2. Top Reasons Stock Indices Could Be Biased

    Do the owners of the large stock indices (McGraw Hill Financial, CME Group, and News Corp) have incentive to pick stocks ...
  3. Most Important Mergers And Acquisitions Of 2015

    Nearly halfway through the year, 2015 is proving to be a big one for mergers and acquisitions.
  4. 6 Finance Books Every Child Should Read

    It’s never too soon to start teaching children important life lessons about money. Here are six books that make it fun.
  5. Applying DDM On Microsoft Common Stock Valuation (MSFT)

    How can you use the dividend discount model to estimate the value the common stock of Microsoft?
  6. Top 6 Most Profitable Clothing Retailers

    If you’ve visited any mall in America recently, you’ve likely stepped into one, or all, of these clothing companies' shops. ...
  7. Strategies To Trade The Nasdaq Index

    The Nasdaq is by far the best-known technology index in the world, and there are plenty of strategies to trade on the Nasdaq ...
  8. Are These 5 Retailers in Trouble?

    The retail environment is a tough one and some companies are doing better than others.
  9. Pros and Cons of Dark Pools Of Liquidity

    Dark pools of liquidity allow big investors to trade away from the public eye. They limit market impact but may leave small ...
  10. Is Now the Time to Boost Travel & Leisure Exposure? (PEJ, NCLH)

    As Americans embark on summer trips, investors can benefit by adding exposure to the travel and leisure sector.
  11. How Does Biogen Make its Money? (ABBV, BIIB)

    Biogen is a healthy biotechnology company producing a stream of illness-fighting drugs. Its big sellers treat MS, and it ...
  12. Look For These Red Flags In The Income Statement

    Companies can overstate their revenues and understate their losses to boost investor confidence. Learn how to spot the these ...
  13. Financial News Comparison: Bloomberg Vs. Reuters (BAC, GOOG)

    Access to financial information has grown with the expansion of digital news. Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters lead the pack, ...
  14. Tesla Home Batteries And The Electric Bill

    With limited daylight hours, solar power cannot power our homes at night, but Tesla Motors might help solve that problem.
  15. A Guide For Understanding Information Cascades

    We explain how information cascades work, how they relate to finance, and why they are important.
  16. How 21st Century Fox (FOX) Makes its Money

    An in depth look at the revenue streams of international media conglomerate Twenty-First Century Fox.
  17. Quick & Effective Ways To End Drawdowns

    A few simple adjustments could end your losing streak as soon as it begins.
  18. Invest in Apple (AAPL) or Google (GOOGL)?

    Apple and Google have made many investors rich since the turn of the century. Which is more appealing going forward?
  19. TradeKing Vs. TradeStation: Which Meets Your Needs?

    Each of these two online brokerage firms offers a package of benefits, features and services that meets a distinct type of ...
  20. Costco, Target or Walmart: Which is the Best Bet?

    These three retailers have all been long-term winners. It that likely to continue? If so, which is the best bet?
  21. Is There Any Upside Left in Costco?

    Costco's stock has performed exceptionally well over the past five years, but does it need a breather?
  22. How Microsoft & Apple's Balance Sheets Compare

    Looking at two iconic companies, Microsoft and Apple, whose balance is sheet is stronger and where?
  23. Small-Cap Biotech Stocks to Watch

    Home runs in the small cap biotechnology market are hard to come by. Here are some names to watch.
  24. How to Invest in Huawei

    Have you heard of giant Chinese telecom maker Huawei? Here's what you need to know.
  25. Is Amazon Overvalued? Compare Price-To-Sales Ratios

    The price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio is the most common and easiest valuation metric to calculate. But what happens when earnings ...
  26. Why Risk-Free Investments Don't Exist

    We explain the risks inherent with all types of investments and why risk-free investments do not exist.
  27. How To Trade Effectively Secondary Offerings (CERU, C)

    Secondary offerings may require rapid readjustment of trading strategies.
  28. Financial Considerations Of Buying a Tiny House

    Whether your goal is simplicity, saving money or an alternative lifestyle, a tiny house (100 to 400 square feet) could be ...
  29. Top Alternatives to Penny Stocks (F, FITB)

    Have the stomach for high risk? Consider these alternatives to penny stocks.
  30. How To Track Upcoming IPOs

    Interested in investing through IPOs? Here is the list of free sources for information on upcoming IPOs.
  31. Penny Stocks that Had Potential But Failed

    Welcome to the wild world of penny stocks. Here's what to expect.
  32. How Occidental Petroleum (OXY) Makes its Money

    An in depth look at influential oil and gas company Occidental Petroleum.
  33. The Risks Of Writing Covered Calls

    While writing a covered call option is less risky than writing a naked call option, the strategy is not entirely riskfree.
  34. What is Warren Buffett's Net Worth In 2015?

    How much is Warren Buffet worth in 2015 and what holdings does he have?
  35. The Netflix P/E Ratio: What You Need To Know

    We show you how to compute and analyze the P/E ratio for Netflix.
  36. How eBay Makes its Money (EBAY)

    eBay is a $68 billion ecommerce titan. Here's why.
  37. Are Discounted Gift Card Websites Safe?

    Could you buy a gift card online and find out it's worthless? Here's how to protect yourself (and whether you need to).
  38. Writing Covered Calls On Dividend Stocks

    Writing covered calls on stocks that pay above-average dividends is a strategy that can be used to boost returns on a portfolio, ...
  39. Top Agriculture Stocks That Pay Regular Dividends (MON, TNH)

    Here are four different ways to play dividend-paying agro stocks.
  40. How Altria (MO) Makes its Money

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

    With the advent of mobile computing and electric cars, the importance of batteries for electrical power will continue to ...
  42. Betting Basics: Fractional, Decimal & American (Moneyline) Odds

    Betting odds are expressed in three popular formats: Fractional (British), Decimal (European) and American (Moneyline). So, ...
  43. Understanding Japan's New Corporate Governance Code

    Expectations are low that Japan can create a corporate governance climate that meets global standards, but a new initiative ...
  44. Why Cash Management Is Key To Business Success

    Businesses need to generate a healthy cash flow to survive, but not hold too much so that inventory suffers or investment ...
  45. Starbucks Investment: Stock vs. Franchise (SBUX)

    A look at the pros and cons of investing in Starbucks stock or a franchise.
  46. Fight Volatility and Inflation with Infrastructure (BIP, IGF)

    As institutional investors flock to infrastructure assets there's good reason for retail investors to follow suit.
  47. Why Small-Caps and Dividends Go Together (DES, IJR)

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

    There could be even more room for gains in healthcare sector stocks, as many of the bullish trends remain in place.
  49. 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.
  50. How Goldman Sachs Makes its Money (GS, TWTR)

    Six years after the subprime meltdown, Goldman Sachs is a robust $87 billion company instead of a historical footnote. Here's ...
  51. Meerkat, Camio, and Periscope: Which Will Succeed?

    As live streaming apps become more accessible, apps will succeed or fail based on their ability to acquire users, or differentiate ...
  52. How Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) Makes its Money (MYL, BMY)

    Innovation and acquisition: an in depth look at pharma giant Bristol-Myers Squibb.
  53. The Biggest Threats to Netflix (NFLX)

    A look at the biggest threats to Netflix and whether it can maintain its current growth rate.
  54. Why North Korea & South Korea Are Separated

    Once united for centuries, today North and South Korea are perfect examples of opposite worlds, divided by politics and ideologies.
  55. Unlocking The P/E Ratio For Apple

    We show you how to compute and analyze the P/E ratio for Apple.
  56. Analyzing Google's Balance Sheet

    We take a look at Google's balance sheet to learn about the health of the company and how well it is run.
  57. Is Venezuela The New Cuba?

    While it may have populist anti-US policies, Venezuela's role in the global energy market and its trade with the US would ...
  58. The Outlook for McDonald's (MCD)

    McDonald's has taken care of its shareholders through the years, but the brand has suffered recently. What is likely to happen ...
  59. How to Manage The Risk Of Your Own Portfolio

    To best manage your portfolio, first determine your risk tolerance.
  60. What You Need To Know About Google's P/E Ratio

    We show you how to calculate the price to earnings ratio, a key valuation metric, for Google.
  61. Is Now A Good Time To Invest in Tesla?

    Tesla offers prospects for rewards, but risks are many. Risks include strong competition, rewards include market potential ...
  62. Risks and Rewards of Biotech Companies

    We look at the risks and rewards of investing in biotech companies.
  63. Top 7 Mistakes To Avoid On Your 529 Plan

    A 529 can go a long way to easing the burden of college education, as long as you start saving as soon as possible after ...
  64. How AbbVie Makes its Money (ABBV) (ABV, ABT)

    An in depth look at Abbott Labs spinoff AbbVie and how it became a nearly $100 billion company.
  65. The Future of Big Pharma

    A look at the future health of big pharma stocks.
  66. What Lies Ahead for Apple's P/E ratio

    Recently, Apple's P/E multiple has come down to levels equal to the S&P 500. What does the future hold for the tech giant's ...
  67. The 10 Riskiest Investments

    Investors seeking high returns must also be prepared for high risk. Here are ten of the riskiest investments available.
  68. How Boeing Makes its Money (MSFT, BA)

    The number of market leaders that indisputably dominated their industry in 1916 and still do today is almost nonexistent ...
  69. How To Trade Foreign Stocks

    We weigh the major ways to trade foreign stocks for investors.
  70. How MasterCard Makes its Money (MA)

    An in depth look at MasterCard and its future prospects as an investment.
  71. Why Kraft-Heinz Will Be a Winner Long-Term (KRFT, BRK.A)

    Kraft and Heinz are now one. This should present a profitable long-term investment opportunity, but isn't likely to be smooth ...
  72. WhatsApp: The Best Facebook Purchase Ever?

    WhatsApp is Facebook's largest acquisition to date. What makes it worth the major price tag?
  73. The Saudi Stock Exchange

    This article argues that investment in the Saudi Stock Exchange's petroleum sector is a good move for long-term investors.
  74. The Risks And Rewards Of Pharma Stocks

    While pharmaceutical stocks have certain risks, big pharma companies have stable cash flows and pricing power, offering opportunities ...
  75. How To Make Money With Motif

    Motif Investing has enabled investors to create a diversified portfolio, or motif, with relative ease.
  76. How Investment Risk Is Quantified

    FInancial advisors and wealth management firms use a variety of tools based in Modern portfolio theory to quantify investment ...
  77. 5 Things That Are Hard To Do With Bad Credit

    When your credit score slumps, many other things in your life can also start to slide downward. How to recognize the situation ...
  78. Is Quantitative Easing Destroying The Euro?

    Quantitative easing being undertaken by the ECB to stabilize the Eurozone economies is sure to have some impact in decreasing ...
  79. How The Islamic State (IS) Got Its Start

    Despite its relatively new emergence in radical Islamist terrorism, the Islamic State, or ISIS, has been around for nearly ...
  80. What is Meerkat and How Does It Work?

    Meerkat is a mobile app that connects to users' Twitter networks to broadcast a live stream.
  81. How Citigroup Makes its Money

    As a business, Citi has everything going for it. Scale, operational breadth...and the ear of key policymakers.
  82. Top Brokers Offering Tools For Covered Calls

    Here are the brokers that offer the best tools for investors and traders to write covered calls and covered puts.
  83. Bank of America's 2015 Outlook (BAC)

    An in-depth look at BofA, one of the most widely-traded stocks on Wall Street.
  84. 5 Reasons Sirius XM Haters Are Gone

    Bears continue to clear out of Sirius XM Holdings. There were fewer than 146 million of its shares sold short by the end ...
  85. Qualcomm's New Buyback Program Is Well-Timed

    Qualcomm announced after market close on Monday that they had approved a new stock buyback program, authorizing to repurchase ...
  86. How FuelCell Energy Stands Out From The Crowd

    FuelCell Energy stands out from most companies in the fuel cell industry by concentrating on a different niche that involves ...
  87. Are Your Investments Taking On Unnecessary Risk?

    Follow these tips to successfully manage portfolio risk.
  88. Will Ride Sharing Crush Medallion Financial?

    Driving a taxi cab is far from a glamorous business, but in many areas of the country, it's a business that involves a lot ...
  89. The Motley Fool vs. TheStreet: Which Is Which?

    Motley Fool and TheStreet.com provide financial news and other investment services, but each has unique traits that will ...
  90. Motif Investing Broker Review: Easy Thematic Investing

    A review of Motif Investing, a new online brokerage that brings thematic investing to individual investors and financial ...
  91. Solar Power Gets Some Major Backers (TAN, NYLD) (GOOG, AAPL)

    While solar hasn’t lived up its potential, the times are changing. New investment has surged. For investors, this could be ...
  92. Will This Be Opko Health's Big Year?

    Investors have pinned high hopes on Opko Health , a development-stage healthcare company spearheaded by billionaire healthcare ...
  93. How To Invest In The Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange

    We look at the recent and upcoming developments in the Saudi Stock Exchange and how to invest in that market.
  94. Annaly Capital Management Q4 Reports $658 M Loss

    Annaly Capital Management reported a net loss of $658 million thanks to the mortgage REIT's strategy of hedging its exposure ...
  95. How Cognitive Bias Affects Your Business

    Human beings often act irrationally when it comes to business decisions. Behavioral finance explains the difference between ...
  96. How 3M Makes its Money (MMM)

    3M specializes in businesses in which few aspiring entrants have neither the patience nor the capital to build market share.
  97. How Do Financial Regulations Affect Smaller Banks?

    Not to big to fail? We explain how US financial regulations affect smaller banks.
  98. Are Personal Loan Platforms Your Best Bet?

    Peer-to-peer lending platforms, such as Lending Tree, Lending Club and Prosper, offer borrowers newfound leverage. Here's ...
  99. Understand Market Order Types

    Buying and selling stock can be a lot like buying or selling a car. Traders should use and understand tools such as market ...
  100. What Cuba-U.S. Relations Means For U.S. Industry

    The restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba could mean big profits for U.S. travel, agriculture, and financial services ...
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