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  1. You May Want to Open Your Mind to Closed-End Funds

    Even after a year with major stock market indexes simply tread water, there is one underutilized corner that may be worth ...
  2. The Top 6 Large Cap Alternative Energy Stocks for 2016 (JCI, GE)

    Identify large-cap, alternative energy stocks having the potential to make significant gains as a result of the transnational ...
  3. The Top 5 Large Cap Gold Stocks for 2016 (GG, NEM)

    Read about five large-cap gold stocks for 2016. See how some companies in the sector may be poised for recoveries if gold ...
  4. An Introduction To Swaps

    Learn how these derivatives work and how companies can benefit from them.
  5. 2016's Most Promising Oil Investments

    Discover how 2016 is likely to shape up to be a promising year for oil investments as the market swings from a long-term ...
  6. The Top 4 Small Cap Natural Gas Stocks for 2016 (ATW, SGU)

    Explore detailed analyses of the top four small-cap natural gas stocks, and learn about their characteristics and why they ...
  7. (GLD, DGL, IAU) 3 Bond ETFs in the Gold Sector

    Find out more about the top ETFs that track the gold sector, such as the SPDR Gold Shares ETF, the PowerShares DB Gold ETF ...
  8. The Top 5 Platinum Stocks for 2016 (SWC, PLG)

    Discover five of the most promising platinum mining stocks that investors may wish to consider adding to their portfolios ...
  9. UWTI Can't Go to Zero: Here is Why (UWTI)

    Learn how UWTI can't go to zero due to endless reverse splits and the acceleration clause that will allow for liquidation ...
  10. The Top 5 Small-Cap Basic Material Stocks for 2016 (WOR, CMC)

    Find out what kind of small-cap basic material stocks may make a run in 2016 and how their different business characteristics ...
  11. (USO, OIL, UWTI) 3 Bond ETFs in the Oil Sector

    Find out more about exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the oil sector, such as the United States Oil Fund and the iPath ...
  12. The Top 5 Oil and Gas ETFs for 2016 (USO, UNG)

    Read detailed analyses of the top five oil and gas exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to consider for 2016, and learn the characteristics ...
  13. (BK, SIVR, AGQ) 3 Bond ETFs in the Silver Sector

    Find out about the top ETFs that track the silver sector, such as the iShares Silver Trust ETF, ETFS Physical Silver Shares ...
  14. What Saudi-Iranian Tensions Mean for Oil Prices

    The recent break in diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran adds complications to the already chaotic environment ...
  15. What Drives The Price Of Gold?

    Gold prices are based on the economy and actual uses, but there are many other factors that dictate gold's perceived value. ...
  16. Why the UWTI Did a Reverse Split (UWTI)

    Discover why UWTI has performed a reverse split to increase the fund's price per share and why it is likely to happen again ...
  17. How Crashing Oil Prices Pushed BP's Dividend Yield Above 7% (BP)

    Discover what has contributed to BP's dividend yield climbing from around 5% to above 7% from 2012 to 2015 while oil prices ...
  18. The Top 5 Micro-Cap Oil Stocks for 2016 (PEIX, TESO)

    Learn about the top five micro-cap oil stocks for 2016, and discover their price-to-book ratios and why their stock prices ...
  19. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Natural Gas Stocks for 2016 (COG, CHK)

    Discover the top five mid-cap natural gas stocks for 2016 with a summary of each company and explanations of how each company ...
  20. How Oil Prices Affect Tesla's Stock (TSLA)

    Pay close attention to Tesla’s share price performance before assuming that shockingly low oil prices can provide a bargain ...
  21. The Top 3 Gold ETFs for 2016 (IAU, DZZ)

    Read about three gold-based ETFs that investors and traders should watch out for in 2016, and why this might be the year ...
  22. Is ConocoPhillips Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (COP)

    Learn more about ConocoPhillips, one of the strongest companies in the oil sector, and whether it would be a suitable addition ...
  23. The Top 5 Dividend-Paying Copper Stocks for 2016 (BHP, RIO)

    Learn how the copper bear accelerated to the downside in 2015, allowing fatter dividend yields to build, but valuable only ...
  24. The Top 5 Mid Cap Basic Material Stocks for 2016 (AXTA, ABX)

    Discover the five top mid-cap basic materials stocks for 2016, with a brief summary, growth outlook and expected price target ...
  25. The Top 5 Dividend Paying Silver Stocks for 2016 (PAAS, TAHO)

    Discover the top five dividend-paying companies in the silver mining industry which investors can consider adding to their ...
  26. The Top 10 Dividend-Paying Gold Stocks for 2016 (RGLD, FNV)

    Discover the top 10 dividend-paying gold stocks going into 2016, with information on dividend yield, payout ratios and growth ...
  27. 4 Unusual Ways to Boost Social Security Benefits

    Working the system to get the highest legal Social Security benefits just got harder. Two long-time benefits strategies expired ...
  28. The Top 5 Oil and Gas Equity Mutual Funds for 2016 (VGENX, FSENX)

    Discover detailed analyses of the top oil- and gas-related mutual funds to consider, and learn about the characteristics ...
  29. The Top 5 Copper ETFs for 2016 (JJM, JJC)

    Discover information about the copper and copper mining industries, and learn more about the top five copper exchange-traded ...
  30. 3 Ways to Play Gold at $1000 (GLD, GDX)

    Gold ended 2015 within 100-points of 1000 and could bounce at that psychological level in 2016.
  31. 4 Best Coffee Stocks for 2016 (SBUX, DNKN)

    Discover the best coffee stocks that can give your returns a caffeinated lift, and learn whether Starbucks has any real competition.
  32. The Top 5 Gold Stocks for 2016 (AUY, AEM)

    Discover five top gold miners for 2016 and what factors positioned these companies to be successful even if gold prices remain ...
  33. The Top 4 Platinum ETFs for 2016 (PPLT, PTM)

    Examine the available exchange-traded fund investments that offer investors direct exposure to the platinum market in the ...
  34. The Top 4 Small-Cap Oil Stocks for 2016 (ALDW, ALJ)

    Discover detailed analyses of the top four oil stocks in 2016, and learn about their fundamentals and why they may be poised ...
  35. The Top 5 Mid Cap Silver Stocks for 2016 (SLW, TAHO)

    Take a look at the top silver mining stocks with market values in the mid-cap range that investors can consider buying into ...
  36. The Top 4 Mid-Cap Oil Stocks for 2016 (PBF, HFC)

    Explore detailed analyses of the top four oil-related stocks for 2016, and learn about the characteristics of these stocks ...
  37. Drilling Down for Bargains After Oil’s Decline

    Stocks have suffered with year-to-date returns for U.S. equities once again negative: collapsing oil prices and the implications ...
  38. ETFs Vs. Index Funds: Quantifying The Differences

    If you are trying to choose between these two index-tracking investments, compare the costs.
  39. The 2016 Outlook for Wheat and Oat Futures

    Oats futures shows greater upside potential than wheat futures in 2016.
  40. Is it Risky to Invest in Options?

    Investing with options can be a great strategy, but you need to do your research first or the risks can outweigh the benefits.
  41. The Top 5 Silver Equity Mutual Funds for 2016

    Discover the top five mutual funds that investors should consider adding to their portfolio in 2016 to gain exposure to silver ...
  42. The Top 5 Silver Stocks for 2016 (SLW, SVM)

    Discover five silver miners positioned to be top silver stocks in 2016 and the factors behind why these companies should ...
  43. The Top 5 Gold Equity Mutual Funds for 2016

    Discover five gold equity mutual funds that specialize in investing in companies that are engaged in mining, processing, ...
  44. BNO: United States Brent Oil Fund ETF

    Learn more about the United States Brent Oil exchange-traded fund, the characteristics of the fund and the suitability and ...
  45. ERY: Direxion Daily Energy Bear 3x ETF

    Learn about the Direxion Daily Energy Bear 3x (NYSE Arca: ERY) exchange-traded fund (ETF). ERY gains when energy prices drop, ...
  46. UUP: PowerShares DB US Dollar ETF

    Discover how an ETF can be used to bet on multiple different currency futures contracts with the PowerShares DB Dollar Index ...
  47. SCO: ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Crude Oil ETF

    Find out about the ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Crude Oil ETF, the characteristics of the inverse ETF and the suitability ...
  48. SPXU: ProShares UltraPro Short S&P500 ETF

    Find out information about the ProShares UltraPro Short S&P 500 exchange-traded fund, and learn detailed analysis of its ...
  49. GLD: iShares Gold Trust ETF

    Learn about the SPDR Gold Shares ETF, how it tracks the price of gold, and what type of investors may want to hold shares ...
  50. UNG: United States Natural Gas Fund LP ETF

    Find out more about the United States Natural Gas exchange-traded fund, the characteristics of the ETF and the suitability ...
  51. Understanding Benchmark Oils: Brent Blend, WTI and Dubai

    Most crude oil prices worldwide are pegged to the influential Brent, WTI or Dubai/Oman benchmarks.
  52. The Top 5 Small Cap Silver Stocks for 2016 (TAHO, CDE)

    Take a look at five of the most promising small-cap silver mining stocks that investors might want to consider as growth ...
  53. DBC: PowerShares DB Commodity Tracking ETF

    Find out about the PowerShares DB Commodity Tracking ETF, and explore a detailed analysis of the fund that tracks 14 distinct ...
  54. XLE: Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF

    Find out more about the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund, the top holdings of this exchange-traded fund and the characteristics ...
  55. USL: United States 12 Month Oil ETF

    Find out more information about the United States 12 Month Oil ETF, and explore detailed analysis of the characteristics, ...
  56. UGA: United States Gasoline Fund ETF

    Learn about the United States Gasoline Fund, the characteristics of the exchange-traded fund, and the suitability and recommendations ...
  57. DBO: PowerShares DB Oil ETF

    Find out more about the PowerShares DB Oil exchange-traded fund, the characteristics of the ETF and the suitability and recommendations ...
  58. UCO: ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil ETF

    Find out more about the ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil ETF, the characteristics of UCO and the suitability and recommendations ...
  59. PPLT: ETFS Physical Platinum ETF

    Learn about the physical platinum ETF. Platinum embarked on a bull market from 2001 to 2011, climbing to record prices along ...
  60. SLV: iShares Silver Trust ETF

    Learn about the iShares Silver Trust, an exchange-traded fund that invests primarily in silver and is affected by risks unique ...
  61. USO: United States Oil Fund ETF

    Find out more about the United States Oil Fund, the characteristics of USO, and the suitability and recommendations of the ...
  62. Top 5 Companies Owned By Pepsi (PEP)

    Discover the top five companies and partnerships and the respective brands that have propelled the growth of PepsiCo during ...
  63. GDX: Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF

    Learn about Market Vectors Gold Miners, one of the most volatile ETFs in the market, which fell 75% from 2011 to 2015 after ...
  64. The Top 5 Silver ETFs for 2016 (SIVR, SIL)

    Check out the top five exchange-traded funds for 2016 that offer investors direct exposure to the silver market in the metals ...
  65. Will Crude Oil Recover In 2016? (USO, OIH)

    A historic supply imbalance may resolve in 2016, allowing crude oil to recover lost ground.
  66. How Safe Are Dividends on Oil Stocks?

    Discover how safe oil companies' dividend payments are if oil prices remain at their current level for a prolonged period ...
  67. Is It Time To Buy Natural Gas? (UNG)

    Natural gas stands to benefit greatly from the next commodity complex recovery wave.
  68. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Chesapeake Energy Stock

    Learn the biggest risks to investing in Chesapeake Energy Corporation. Discover the company's financial ratios and other ...
  69. The Top 5 Large-Cap Natural Gas Stocks for 2016

    Learn the top five large-cap natural gas companies with the potential to grow in 2016. Discover each company's growth opportunities ...
  70. Is It Time To Buy The Solar Sector? (TAN, FSLR)

    The solar industry has grown rapidly in the last decade but faces major roadblocks in 2016.
  71. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Gold Stocks for 2016

    Discover the top five mid-cap gold stocks for 2016, with a summary of each company and the outlook for both gold and the ...
  72. Will the Euro Continue to Rally? (EUO)

    The euro is rallying. Should investors chase this performance or is the real opportunity on the other side of the trade? ...
  73. What a $20 USD Barrel Means For the US Oil Industry

    Read about Goldman Sachs' prediction that oil prices could go as low as $20 a barrel. Understand how low prices impact companies ...
  74. The World’s Biggest State Owned Oil Companies

    Read about eight of the biggest government-controlled oil producers in the world, and learn more about how they are organized ...
  75. A Beginner's Guide To Hedging

    Learn how investors use strategies to reduce the impact of negative events on investments.
  76. PHDG: PowerShares S&P 500 Downside Hedged ETF

    Find out about the PowerShares S&P 500 Downside Hedged ETF, and learn detailed information about characteristics, suitability ...
  77. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Southwest Stock

    Learn the biggest risks to investing in Southwest Airlines. Discover fundamental, industry-wide and other various internal ...
  78. The 3 Best Buy-and-Hold Canadian Stocks

    Learn how the market is misreading Canadian stocks and how long-term buy-and-hold investors can stand to benefit from the ...
  79. 3 Oil Companies Losing Money with Current Oil Prices

    Learn about three oil companies that are losing money with low oil prices. See how companies in the sector with high debt ...
  80. GDXJ: Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF

    Obtain detailed information and analysis of the Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF, and learn about the opportunities ...
  81. VXF: Vanguard Extended Market ETF

    Learn how the Vanguard Extended Market ETF provides investors with exposure to the larger stock universe, except for companies ...
  82. The 5 Best Cities to Open a Coffee Shop in the US

    Learn about the five top cities in which to open a coffee shop, and what differentiates Americans from coffee drinkers in ...
  83. Is Schlumberger Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA?

    Learn about Schlumberger as a stock to hold in an IRA. Read about how the stock has a high degree of volatility, but also ...
  84. This is How Much Oil Companies Make

    Learn about how much money some oil companies make. Understand how oil company earnings are highly correlated to the prices ...
  85. Is the GLD ETF a Good Long-Term Bet?

    The SPDR Gold Shares ETF has been a high quality investment. Should it be on your watch list going forward?
  86. The Top 5 Large-Cap Basic Material Stocks for 2016

    Discover the top five large-cap basic materials stocks expected to grow in 2016, with summaries of each company and the rational ...
  87. Best 3 Websites To Find Crude Oil Breaking News

    Discover the best websites to visit if you want accurate, current pricing and news on West Texas Intermediate and North Sea ...
  88. ETF/ETN Analysis: Natural Gas Subindex

    Discover an analysis of the iPath Bloomberg Natural Gas Subindex ENT, and learn about its characteristics and how it seeks ...
  89. Looking to Add Oil Into Your IRA or Roth IRA? Here's How

    Learn the different ways investors can gain exposure to the price of oil and oil companies in their IRAs. See how individual ...
  90. The 3 Best Canadian Dividend Stocks (CNQ)

    Learn about the state of the Canadian stock market and three Canadian dividend-paying stocks that are worth taking a look ...
  91. Due Diligence In 10 Easy Steps

    Got a hot stock tip? Follow up on it with these tips to avoid getting burned.
  92. Analyzing SandRidge's Return on Equity (ROE) (SD)

    Read about SandRidge's negative return on equity (ROE). Understand how the company has a very high debt load and is facing ...
  93. Looking to Hedge on Currency Volatility? Consider...

    In an attempt to dampen down the impact of the stronger dollar, investors have been turning to currency hedged exchange traded ...
  94. Oil Boom 2.0: Be Sure You Are Ready to Invest

    Learn about the potential for oil boom 2.0, and discover why some experts say this is a good time to invest in oil companies ...
  95. Analyzing Schlumberger's Return on Equity (ROE) (SLB)

    Read about how Schlumberger has performed well as the world's largest oilfield services provider. See how revenue is dropping ...
  96. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Kinder Morgan Stock (KMI)

    Discover the biggest risks to Kinder Morgan stock using fundamental analysis. Learn how regulatory changes, pipeline integrity ...
  97. Is Starbucks Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (SBUX)

    Find out if Starbucks stock is a suitable investment for an IRA and whether it matches the characteristics ideal for a traditional ...
  98. Getting in On the (Next) Texas Oil, Gas Land Boom

    Landowners enjoyed rich royalties from their oil- and gas-producing plots. But how can the rest of us hitch a ride on the ...
  99. Chevron's 3 Key Financial Ratios (CVX)

    Learn about key financial ratios for Chevron. See how the company is paying a decent dividend yield and has manageable debt ...
  100. Analyzing Porter's 5 Forces on Starbucks (SBUX)

    Examine the industry position of Starbucks Coffee Company from the perspective of the company using the Porter's Five Forces ...
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