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  1. The Share Buyback Report: The Telecom Sector (T, VZ)

    Examine telecommunications sector share repurchase data to identify which companies and catalysts drove buyback trends between ...
  2. Best ETFs for a Rate Hike (XLF,UUP)

    These two ETFs have potential to move higher if the Federal Reserve hikes interest rates.
  3. 4 Benefits of Holding Stocks for the Long Term

    Discover some of the benefits that come from buying and holding stocks for longer periods of time, such as tax savings and ...
  4. David Einhorn on the Value of Gold (GLD)

    Find out what famed hedge fund manager of Greenlight Capital, David Einhorn, is saying about investing in gold, and get his ...
  5. 4 Reasons Why Einhorn Does Not Invest in Indexes

    Find out why David Einhorn, founder of the hedge fund Greenlight Capital, does not believe in index investing, and learn ...
  6. Why Include Convertible Securities in Your Portfolio

    What are convertible securities and why you should include them in your portfolio.
  7. The Share Buyback Report: The Energy Sector (XOM, CVX)

    Examine historical share repurchase data for the energy sector. Review buyback activity over time, and find out which companies ...
  8. 3 Trends to Watch in ESG Investing

    Understand why climate change, equal pay for women and executive compensation are three ESG investing trends you should watch ...
  9. What is the Most Fundamentally Sound FANG Stock?

    It can be difficult to choose between the four FANG stocks. All have been long-term winners. Here's how to pick based on ...
  10. The Share Buyback Report: The Utilities Sector

    Explore historical share repurchase data for the utilities sector to learn how cash dividends and valuations drove buyback ...
  11. 5 Stocks to Hold Forever (JNJ,RAI,FB,GIS,COST)

    Based on market share and fundamentals, it would be difficult to lose if you held these five stocks long term.
  12. Clinton vs. Trump: How They Match Up as Investors

    When it comes to investing, Hillary Clinton is more conservative than Donald Trump. Here's how their investing styles compare. ...
  13. How Biotech Companies Expecting M&A Deals Can Offer High Returns (ABT, STJ)

    With a 35% decline, consolidation appears imminent in the biotech sector. Here are the potential M&A candidates and how ...
  14. Inverse ETFs See Big Inflows

    Inverse ETF inflows are about to surpass long leveraged ETF inflows. Does this hint at a bear market or should a contrarian ...
  15. These Commodities ETFs are Rallying (GLD, IAU)

    The commodities rally has driven these ETFs higher. Will it last?
  16. Are Greek Bank Stocks Poised for Rebound? (NBGGY)

    Morgan Stanley predicts returns of up to 90% for Greek banking stocks. Here's why.
  17. 5 Most Traded REIT ETFs (VNQ,IYR,REM SCHH,RWR)

    These are the five most traded REIT ETFs. Four have appreciated over the past year while paying a healthy yield.
  18. Smart Beta Strategies: Comparing a U.S. vs. Global Approach (VT, VGTSX)

    Examine the importance of investing in stocks outside of the United States. Portfolio theory indicates that a modest portion ...
  19. 3 Red Flags for Growth-Stage Companies (NFLX)

    Discover some of the warning signs that appear when a growth company begins exiting the growth phase, and learn how the company's ...
  20. Google Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (GOOGL)

    Learn about Google's parent company, Alphabet, the tech giant's vast supplier network, and the company's top five individual ...
  21. 2 Low Volatility ETFs That Keep Winning

    While the market bounces up and down, these two low-volatility ETFs keep delivering for investors.
  22. Money Management: 4 Things to Consider Before Trading Riskier Securities

    Learn about factors that every investor should consider before purchasing any risky security. Find out why suitability, liquidity ...
  23. 3 Red Flags for Value Stocks (KMI, FCX)

    Assess the components of Warren Buffett's value investing technique, and analyze the additional financial metrics to consider ...
  24. Lowe's Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (LOW)

    Examine Lowe's Companies' equity capitalization, debt capitalization and enterprise value to analyze trends in the retailer's ...
  25. 8 1x Inverse ETFs to Hedge the Market (SH,EUM,RWM)

    These 1x inverse ETFs can provide a simpler way to hedge the markets than options or short selling.
  26. Invest Like Buffett With These Two ETFs (VOO,SHY)

    If you think Warren Buffett’s simple yet effective approach to investing might be for you, consider these two ETFs.
  27. These Technology ETFs are Taking a Beating (AAPL)

    Thanks to their exposure to Apple these tech ETFs have taken a hit.
  28. 3 Dividend Trends in the S&P 500 Index (TSN, LUV)

    Analyzing recent financial performance of companies demonstrating an inclination to issue consistent dividends to shareholders ...
  29. 5 Tools to Be More Knowledgeable About Your 401K

    Don't let wealth management daunt you. These five tools make managing your 401(k) simple and effective.
  30. 6 Key Questions to Ask Your Financial Advisor in 2016

    While hiring a financial advisor is a good idea for your investments, it can be hard to know who to trust. These 6 questions ...
  31. These Restaurant Stocks Are Still Delivering

    Restaurant stocks have been hit and miss over the past year. Here are the hits.
  32. 5 Retail Stocks to Avoid (TIF,SIG,SCSS,PIR,DSW)

    Theses five retail stocks could present risks for investors over the next few years.
  33. David Einhorn on Short Selling (CSCO, AMZN)

    Discover David Einhorn's insights on short-selling and learn how his hedge fund generated 1,902% cumulative and 16.5% annualized ...
  34. Dividend Payout vs. Dividend Growth: Which Ratio Should You Prefer? (HCP, T)

    Learn why growth investors should focus on dividend payouts, and which large-company stocks are capable of sustaining earnings ...
  35. ADP vs. Paychex: Which Is Better for My Portfolio?

    Discover why investors find that Paychex is the better buy over Automatic Data Processing for growth in a portfolio.
  36. Rainmaker Systems: A Case Study in Volatility

    Find out about the share price volatility for Rainmaker Systems and the mistakes the company made, as well as why it may ...
  37. GM Stock: An Earnings Case Study

    Explore GM's earnings history and outlook. Examine the factors that have influenced recent operating performance and analyst ...
  38. 4 Retail Stocks That Continue to Appreciate (DG)

    Finding winners in retail isn't easy these days, but these four stocks continue to appreciate.
  39. Top 4 Companies Owned by Costco (COST)

    Learn about the subsidiaries that help Costco Wholesale Corporation increase sales and profits. Consider how online sales ...
  40. Chevron Stock: An Earnings Case Study (CVX)

    Examine Chevron's recent, historical and forecast earnings, and find out how falling oil prices have impacted CVX's revenue ...
  41. Ford Stock: An Earnings Case Study (F)

    Analyze Ford Motor's earnings history and outlook. Explore the revenue and expense trends that have heavily influenced profits ...
  42. King Digital vs. Zynga: Who Will Win the Mobile Gaming Market? (ZNGA, ATVI)

    Find out who is going to win the mobile gaming war between Zynga and King Digital. Learn how the acquisition of King by Activision ...
  43. 5 Stocks Below $10 That Have Crushed the Market

    These five small-cap stocks have been on fire. Should they be on your radar?
  44. Exxon Mobil Stock: An Earnings Case Study (XOM)

    Explore the recent earnings history of Exxon Mobil. What factors are influencing profits and what do analysts expect for ...
  45. 5 Unique Pure Beta ETNs to Consider (SBV, BCM)

    Learn about five unique Barclays Bank iPath Pure Beta exchange-traded notes (ETNs) and whether these ETNs are suitable for ...
  46. If Verizon Bought Yahoo... (VZ, YHOO)

    Verizon wants to compete with Google and Facebook in the mobile ad space. Buying Yahoo could help them do it, but it would ...
  47. The Top 5 Countries for Dividend Investing (WBK, BBL)

    Read about the five best foreign countries for American dividend investors, based on a ranking of their average after-tax ...
  48. Wal-Mart Stock: An Earnings Case Study (WMT)

    Examine Wal-Mart's earnings history and outlook. Analyze financial data to determine which factors are driving performance ...
  49. Nike Stock: An Earnings Case Study (NKE)

    Analyze Nike's historical earnings to determine which factors are driving profit. Assess income performance and consensus ...
  50. ConAgra Stock to Trade Ex-Dividend (CAG)

    The company has found ways to beat Wall Street earnings estimates in the previous two quarters by an average of 8 cents per ...
  51. Microsoft Stock: An Earnings Case Study (MSFT)

    Examine Microsoft's historic and forecast earnings. Analyze the factors driving recent EPS performance and shaping consensus ...
  52. The Top 5 Companies Paying Dividends (JNJ, XOM)

    Explore analyses of the top five dividend-paying companies, and learn about their trailing 12-month dividend payouts and ...
  53. Value Investing: 5 Tips to Consider in 2016

    Read five tips for value investors to consider in 2016, including how to look beyond traditional metrics and when to expand ...
  54. P2P Loans: Selling Your Notes with Folio Investing

    A drawback of investing in peer-to-peer (P2P) loans was that you were stuck with them for the entire term. Now you can trade ...
  55. Google Stock: An Earnings Case Study (GOOGL)

    Analyze Alphabet's recent and historical earnings. Learn about the business trends that influence financial results and analyst ...
  56. Altria Group vs. Reynolds American: Which Is Better for My Portfolio?

    Find out whether Altria or Reynolds American is a better high-dividend yielding consumer defensive "sin stock" to add to ...
  57. Where Does John Templeton Keep His Money?

    Learn how John Templeton pioneered the idea of globally diversified funding where the investor hordes his money in companies ...
  58. 5 Most Popular Stocks Among Members in Congress

    Here is a look at a few stocks American congressman and senators have in their personal investment portfolios.
  59. 5 Reliable Dividend Stocks (ORCL, MSFT, JNJ, TXN, ITW)

    We quickly analyze five stocks that have rewarded investors over the long haul. Here's why they may make some sense for your ...
  60. 5 Consumer Stocks 'Big Money' Bets With (KO, PEP)

    Investors favoring reliable returns should consider slow-and-steady stocks. One way to find such lower-risk stocks is to ...
  61. 3 Stocks to Get Exposure into Iran's Deal (BA, GE)

    Explore three companies that may benefit from the Iran nuclear pact, as well as the reasons these companies are taking a ...
  62. 3 Highly Liquid Stocks Under $10 (RF, AUY, SIRI)

    Here are three stocks that would have made you some serious coin over the past three months. They're also highly liquid. ...
  63. Warren Buffett’s Biggest Holdings Make Headlines (KHC, IBM)

    What do Kraft and IBM have in common? They are two of the most profitable surging stocks in Warren Buffett’s iconic hedge ...
  64. 3 Stocks to Invest in If You Can't Stand Risk (WM,JNJ,PYPL)

    Don't have the appetite for risk? Consider these 3 stocks.
  65. Valeant News: Michael Pearson's Return (VRX)

    Explore the circumstances surrounding Michael Pearson’s leave of absence from Valeant, as well as the details of his short-lived ...
  66. ETF Fees and Waivers: The Devil Is in the Details

    ETFs are popular because of their low costs. But just how cheap they really are depends on whether there is a fee waiver ...
  67. EMC's 3 Most Profitable Lines of Business

    Get familiar with the different lines of EMC's cloud computing business, and have a complete look at which lines of its business ...
  68. Who Are the 7 Wealthiest Congressmen?

    A look at how the seven wealthiest members of the House of Representatives made their fortune.
  69. Why BP's Robust Dividend Might Be In Trouble (BP)

    With oil prices showing signs of stabilization, is it possible the dividend could be revisited for other reasons?
  70. Companies Investing in the New Iran (BA,BP)

    Which businesses are eyeing the large and untapped Iranian market? Investopedia takes a look
  71. Growth Investing: 3 Tips to Consider

    Learn the basics of growth investing, and discover three tips for avoiding the risk of losing money while employing a growth ...
  72. A Look at the Trends in the ETF Industry

    We take a look at some of the trends characterizing the current ETF market.
  73. Vanguard's 2016 Economic and Investment Outlook

    Learn about the 2016 Vanguard Economic and Investment Outlook for key commentary on global and domestic markets. Discover ...
  74. Bombay Stock Exchange CEO Ashish Chauhan: A Q&A

    India's largest stock exchange is hitting its stride. We talk with CEO Ashish Chauhan in New York.
  75. Donald Trump's Tax Plan: Who Will Love It

    Here is how a Trump presidency could affect how much you pay in taxes.
  76. Special Report: Mutual Funds & ETFs

    It’s a simple question that has no simple answer: "What's best for your portfolio: ETFs or mutual funds?"
  77. Growth Investing: Famous Growth Investors (PRGFX)

    Find out who were the most famous growth investors of their time, and learn about the investment strategies that made them ...
  78. 6 Successful Investments Warren Buffett Passed On (GOOGL, XRX)

    Even Warren Buffett, the greatest investor of our time, has made many unforced errors. Investors can learn from his mistakes ...
  79. Odyssey Investment Partners: Investment Manager Highlight (OPY, WFC)

    Learn about the private equity firm Odyssey Investment Partners, including the executive and investment professionals who ...
  80. Cisco Stock to Trade Ex-Dividend (CSCO)

    Cisco Systems will send its dividend payment on April 27 to shareholders of record as of April 6.
  81. Should You Invest in Pizza Restaurant Stocks ?

    Americans love pizza regardless of economic conditions. Should you consider the following pizza stocks?
  82. The Evolution of ETFs

    Key 20th-century financial theories changed the way investors viewed markets and created the circumstances in which ETFs ...
  83. Three ETFs/ETNs to Profit From Low Volatility (UVXY,VXX,TVIX)

    The CBOE's Volatility Index has been at lows since February. Here are three ETFs that are shorting a future rise in the S&P ...
  84. How Much is Yahoo Really Worth? (YHOO)

    Yahoo's for sale and they're asking $10 billion. But that's not what they're worth.
  85. 4 Ways to Get International Exposure in Your Portfolio

    International investing provides diversification, which is needed these days. When it comes to investing in foreign stocks, ...
  86. IAG vs. Air France-KLM: Why IAG is Flying High in Europe

    Find out why shares of IAG outperformed Air France in 2014 and 2015. Explore the important operational metrics and financial ...
  87. What if You Had Invested $10,000 at 2008's Low?

    If you had invested $10,000 at the bottom of the financial crisis in 2008, what would your return be?
  88. Junk Bonds’ Performance After the Financial Crisis

    How did higher-yielding bonds perform during and after the financial crisis of 2007-2009?
  89. How to Use a Benchmark to Evaluate a Portfolio

    What is an investment benchmark and how is it used to evaluate the risk and return in a portfolio.
  90. Warren Buffett's Love Letter to Index Funds

    In his 2014 annual letter, Warren Buffett outlined instructions he has left for trustees: “Put 10% of the cash in short-term ...
  91. Draghi's Negative Rate Policy: 4 Consequences

    What has been the effect of negative interest rates on Europe's economy so far? Here are a few pros and cons.
  92. Apple Stock Rallies After FBI Hearing Postponed (AAPL)

    Should consumers worry that "big brother" has found a way to unlock the iPhone without Apple's help?
  93. How to Select and Build a Benchmark to Measure Portfolio Performance

    How to select and build a benchmark to measure the performance of your investment portfolio
  94. The 3 Most Shorted Sectors in the S&P 500

    Discover why short sellers in the S&P 500 have been the most active in the energy, consumer discretionary and telecommunications ...
  95. Apple Will ‘Loop Us In’ on a New, Tiny iPhone Monday (AAPL)

    Apple's secretive "Let Us Loop You In" event on March 21 promises to unveil much, but the biggest surprise might not be what ...
  96. States with the Shortest Unemployment Benefits

    Many of the states now cutting back on unemployment benefits significantly under-funded their coffers prior to the Great ...
  97. Under Armour Issues Class C Shares (UA)

    This move by the Maryland-based company ensures that going forward, founder and CEO Kevin Plank maintains control of the ...
  98. The Top 5 Micro Cap Hardware Stocks for 2016 (DGII, UCTT)

    Discover five compelling microcap hardware stocks for 2016. Find out how growth outlook, valuation and analyst recommendations ...
  99. Pot Stocks: How the Election Will Shape This Industry

    With pot legislation on the ballot in states around the country this election, the industry could be poised for a boom.
  100. Managing Market Volatility with Alternative Investments

    Managing the effect of market volatility on portfolios has become the primary concern for the sophisticated global investor.
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