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  1. Drill Baby Drill (CVX, XOM)

    Few people remember the name Standard Oil. However, we can recognize its children named Chevron and ExxonMobil.
  2. Who really won the Affordable Care Act?

    The Affordable Care Act and Healthcare.gov has forced insurance companies to adapt to the new regulations, standards, and ...
  3. How Total S.A. Makes Its Money (TOT, XOM)

    Total S.A., one of the Big 6 international petrochemical companies, is genius in its ability to see lucrative markets before ...
  4. 3 Catalysts That Can Boost U.S. Equities (XLE)

    Find out how rebounding energy prices, deceleration of Federal Reserve interest rate hikes and improving economic data can ...
  5. High Quality Stocks: Why Now Might Be the Time for Them

    The market has rallied in a big way, but many investors are still seeking a flight to quality. These three ETFs offer quality ...
  6. Why You Should Be Careful With Luxury Stocks Now (BID,PVH,ETH,LUX)

    Luxury stocks just rallied. Is this a sustainable rally or a dead cat bounce?
  7. John Paulson's 5 Best Dividend Stocks (STAY, HOT)

    Check out five of the top dividend-paying stocks that hedge fund manager John Paulson has recently recommended by investing ...
  8. Delaware Investments: Investment Manager Highlight (MQBKY)

    Take a look at the executive leaders and investment professionals who guide investment management at Delaware Investments.
  9. The 3 Most Shorted Stocks in the S&P 500 (GME, RIG)

    Discover the three S&P 500 stocks with the most short-selling activity in 2016, and learn why investors are particularly ...
  10. 3 Volatile Consumer Discretionary Stocks for the Risk Taker (PCLN, CMG)

    Learn why Priceline, Chipotle and Wynn Resorts represent a few of the best volatile stocks on the market for investors willing ...
  11. The 3 Most Shorted Stocks in the Dow (CAT, BA)

    Identify the three most shorted Dow stocks in 2016, and understand the factors that have made short sellers bearish on these ...
  12. 3 Volatile Consumer Staples Stocks for the Risk Taker (WFM, SFM)

    Explore detailed analyses of three volatile consumer staple stocks, and learn why they may be poised to rise in 2016 after ...
  13. 10 Stocks to Watch Due to a Weaker Euro (JAZZ, FLTX)

    Learn about factors that impact the performance of the euro in 2016 and the top 10 European stocks that will see the greatest ...
  14. 2 Stocks to Invest in After January's Meltdown (LUV, AMT)

    Find stocks at bargain prices after the January 2016 stock market meltdown, while focusing on companies with little reliance ...
  15. 3 Stocks That Loathe Bull Markets (KO, WMT)

    Explore three stocks that have lagged the market during recent bull markets. Learn why defensive stocks tend to grow slowly ...
  16. How Are 2015’s Best Stocks Performing YTD?

    Are last year's best stocks still delivering for investors? If yes, why? If no, why not?
  17. Today’s Losers, Tomorrow’s Winners

    These two stocks have been taking a beating, and that might continue for a while, but the long-term potential is exceptional. ...
  18. Alwaleed bin Talal: Saudi Arabia's Warren Buffett

    An overview of how Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal became Saudi Arabia's wealthiest man and most successful investor.
  19. Why Low Fuel Prices Aren't Enough for EU Airlines

    Low jet fuel prices alone are not enough to guarantee success in Europe’s fragmented airline market.
  20. 3 Energy Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows Worth Buying (VLO, TSO)

    Explore analyses of three energy stocks that are trading near their 52-week lows, and discover how energy stocks survive ...
  21. 3 Volatile Materials Stocks for the Risk Taker (SHW, LYB)

    Learn about the materials sector, its outperformance compared to the overall market and three materials stocks for risk-takers ...
  22. Penny Stocks Vs. Venture Capital: Which Carries the Highest Risk?

    Learn how the challenges of venture capital investing and buying penny stocks differ and which type of investment carries ...
  23. Kyle Bass: Hayman Capital Bearish on China

    Find out why Hayman Capital founder Kyle Bass is so bearish on China and how he expects to take advantage of its hard landing ...
  24. How Novo Nordisk Makes Money (NVO)

    Novo Nordisk, a Danish drugmaker, makes billions primarily by fighting hemophilia and diabetes. Here's its story.
  25. Richard Perry's Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes

    Learn how Richard Perry, through hard work and determination, was able to found and lead one of the world's most successful ...
  26. Top 5 Positions in John Griffin's Portfolio

    Learn more about "tiger cub" John Griffin and discover the top five holdings in his portfolio.
  27. Whitney Tilson's Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes

    Take a look at ultra-successful hedge fund manager, Whitney Tilson, and learn about his background, investing philosophy ...
  28. Vestas Wind Systems: Time to Invest?

    Examine the history and recent performance of Vestas Wind Systems, and learn why the company's stock may be poised to surge ...
  29. Top 5 Positions in Pierre Lagrange's Portfolio

    Discover what companies make up the top five positions of Pierre Lagrange's portfolio.
  30. 6 Consistently Resilient Retail Stocks (AMZN)

    These six retailers have delivered consistent sales growth since the financial crisis.
  31. 3 Utilities Stocks to Avoid in 2016

    Discover three utilities stocks that should be avoided in 2016 as investors flock to the sector as a safe haven from market ...
  32. Proxy Season 2016: Big Stakes, Power Grabs

    Each year, public companies hold shareholder meetings where individual and institutional investors vote on the future. Here ...
  33. 3 Telecom Stocks To Avoid in 2016 (FTR, CMCSA)

    Understand the appeal of the telecommunications industry and its high dividends during shaky markets, and identify three ...
  34. 3 Industrials Stocks Near Their 52-Week Highs that Are Worth Selling (HON, GE)

    Identify three companies in the industrial sector whose stocks are trading near their 52-week highs and, therefore, might ...
  35. How China's Ailing Economy is Becoming Contagious

    Contagion from China might soon become a reality. For some stocks, it's already real.
  36. 3 Financial Stocks Near Their 52-Week Highs Worth Selling (KIM, ICE)

    Learn about three financial sector stocks that are trading near their 52-week highs in early 2016 that might be worth selling.
  37. 2 Consumer Staples Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows Worth Buying (WBA, FLO)

    Consider the fundamentals for Walgreens Boots Alliance and Flowers Foods as post-earnings report price reductions create ...
  38. 5 Stocks with Predictive Qualities (UNP, CNI)

    Learn about five stocks that have predictive qualities. Find out what investors can learn from bellwether stocks, price correlations ...
  39. Technology Stocks: 3 to Avoid in 2016

    Learn about the market conditions in early 2016, how the technology sector is faring and the top three technology stocks ...
  40. 3 Utilities Stocks Near Their 52-Week Highs Worth Selling (XEL, NEE)

    Identify three utility companies whose stocks are trading near their 52-week highs, and explore whether it is a good time ...
  41. 3 Companies With Low Working Capital (AREX, NDLS)

    Learn about low working capital, how to calculate it, how it can impact a company's outlook and three stocks that currently ...
  42. 3 Materials Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows Worth Buying (AA, IP)

    Identify three promising materials stocks that might be worth buying in 2016 given fundamentals, valuations and the fact ...
  43. 3 Healthcare Stocks Near Their 52-Week Highs Worth Selling (MDT, BXLT)

    Identify three health care stocks that are trading near their 52-week highs that might be worth selling given the uncertainty ...
  44. 3 Utilities Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows Worth Buying

    Watch for utilities sector laggard NRG Energy, Inc. and its yieldco NRG Yield, Inc. to improve their performances during ...
  45. 3 Volatile Utilities Stocks For The Risk Taker

    Explore three volatile stocks in the utilities sector investors should consider for long positions.
  46. The 5 Best Solar Stocks for 2016

    Discover five of the top-rated solar energy stocks that investors may consider for 2016.
  47. Financials Stocks: 3 to Avoid in 2016 (FBP, EVER)

    Identify three financial stocks that you are probably better off avoiding amid the uncertainty pervading the market and economy ...
  48. Portfolio Diversification, Done Right

    Diversifying your portfolio by means of different securities and asset classes is an essential approach to lower the overall ...
  49. The Oil Sector's Three Big Challenges

    2015 wasn't a good year if you were an oil producer, an oil services firm or in any way connected to the oil sector. 2016 ...
  50. Is Warren Buffett's Optimism Right or Wrong?

    Warren Buffett disagrees with politicians on the economic future of America. Which party is correct?
  51. Play Consumer Staples with This ETF (XLP)

    This ETF offers growth, resiliency, diversification and a low expense ratio...and it just might help you sleep at night.
  52. 3 S&P 500 Stocks to Avoid in 2016

    Discover the three S&P stocks with the weakest outlook for 2016, and understand why you should stay away from them given ...
  53. Top-down vs. Bottom-up

    Top-down and bottom-up methods are alternative approaches to solving a wide variety of analytic problems in business, finance ...
  54. Abercrombie & Fitch Stock to Trade Ex-Dividend (ANF)

    ANF shares have skyrocketed almost 50% in just the past six months, demolishing the market during that span. In other words, ...
  55. 3 Financials Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows Worth Buying (AXP, DFS)

    Identify several financial sector stocks trading near their 52-week lows that might be worth buying.
  56. 2 Industrials Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows Worth Buying (XLI, AME)

    Watch for Ametek and Steelcase to climb above their respective 50-day moving averages for the first time in 2016 as a result ...
  57. 3 Consumer Staples Stocks Near Their 52-Week Highs Worth Selling (MCD, SBUX)

    Discover three consumer staples stocks trading near their 52-week highs, and explore why it might be a good option to sell ...
  58. 3 Consumer Discretionary Stocks Near Their 52-Week Highs Worth Selling (MCD, SBUX)

    Understand why it's a good time to consider selling consumer discretionary stocks, particularly those trading near their ...
  59. The Top 4 Stocks Listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange for 2016 (T.TO, IPL.TO)

    Understand what's happening with the Toronto Stock Exchange in 2016. Learn about four of the top stocks on the Toronto Stock ...
  60. 3 International Stocks To Avoid in 2016 (CNQ, SJR)

    Learn about how global stock markets have fared thus far in 2016, current headwinds the global economy faces and three international ...
  61. 2 Consumer Discretionary Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows Worth Buying (BLMN, TIF)

    Discover whether consumer discretionary stocks Bloomin' Brands and Tiffany $ Co., which are trading at their 52-week lows, ...
  62. 3 Volatile Energy Stocks For The Risk Taker (APC, PXD)

    Learn information about three volatile energy stocks and why it may be a good time to consider an investment in them due ...
  63. 3 Consumer Stocks to Avoid in 2016

    Learn about three stocks of consumer product companies that are facing headwinds going into 2016.
  64. What's Ahead for U.S. Commercial Banks (WFC, JPM)

    U.S. commercial banks should benefit from higher interest rates, but anxiety about worldwide economic growth has generated ...
  65. What to Look for in Turnaround Stocks

    The year's off to a volatile start, creating an opportunity for investors to get some bargains. But they have to be careful ...
  66. Top 5 Positions in Whitney Tilson's Portfolio

    Take a look inside the portfolio of hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson, director of T2 Partners Management LP, and learn about ...
  67. The 5 Best Performing Stocks in the Last 20 Years (GMCR, CELG)

    Find out which six stocks have performed the best over the past 20 years, which industries generated the most growth and ...
  68. 6 Stocks That Benefit from a Weather Event

    Discover companies that enjoy an increase in business as a result of a major weather event and how this translates into higher ...
  69. Common Sense Strategies For Adverse Markets

    Adverse markets require skillful adjustments to reduce risk and find new profit opportunities.
  70. 6 Growth Stocks You Should Keep an Eye On (ALK, AOS)

    These growth stocks have appreciated in an uncertain environment, and they all have the potential to be big long-term winners. ...
  71. 6 Actionable Ideas for Defined Contribution Plan Sponsors (PIMCO)

    Find out what actionable ideas leading investment manager PIMCO is offering defined contribution plan sponsors to improve ...
  72. Is Now the Right Time to Buy Russian Stocks?

    Examine the state of the Russian equity market entering 2016 and learn why adding Russian stocks to your investment portfolio ...
  73. The 2016 Infrastructure Report: 4 Ongoing Global Projects

    Discover several of the most costly infrastructure projects under construction around the world in 2016, and learn more about ...
  74. Dow Jones Stocks: 3 to Avoid in 2016

    Discover three Dow stocks that have an even worse outlook for 2016 than the broader index, which is mired in uncertainty ...
  75. Economic Conditions That Helped Cause World War II

    Dire economic conditions following the First World War intensified antagonisms between nations that would eventually lead ...
  76. How New York Became the Center of American Finance

    While New York is the undisputed center of American finance, it wasn't always that way. Here's a look at how the city achieved ...
  77. 2 Tech Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows Worth Buying (IMOS, BCOR)

    Consider technology sector stocks as interest rates rise, since they typically have low debt loads. Find bargains among stocks ...
  78. 2 Healthcare Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows Worth Buying (ACHC, ALQA)

    Adopt a strategy of value investing and buy undervalued stocks in the defensive health care sector, such as Acadia Healthcare ...
  79. 3 Volatile Financials Stocks for the Risk Taker

    Explore detailed analyses of three volatile stocks that risk-taking investors should consider in 2016, and learn about their ...
  80. Warren Buffett and the Mania of Mr. Market

    The stock market, or Mr. Market as conceptualized by Warren Buffett and Benjamin Graham, is an erratic, moody individual. ...
  81. The 2016 Outlook for Utilities (XLU, VPU)

    Utilities should gain ground throughout 2016, offering investors and market timers profitable opportunities in an adverse ...
  82. Will FANG Become Toothless Tigers in 2016? (FB,AMZN,NFLX,GOOGL)

    Based on analysts' 12-month target prices, last year's hottest stocks - Netflix and Amazon.com - are expected to gain 40% ...
  83. 3 Stocks to Bet on a Surge in Canada's Economy (RCI, RY)

    Find out which three Canadian stocks could stand to benefit from a surge in the country's economy. These stocks offer low ...
  84. The Top 4 Telecommunications Penny Stocks for 2016 (ALSK, CBB)

    Discover four telecommunications penny stocks for your portfolio for 2016, including turnaround candidates and those with ...
  85. The Best Ways To Invest For Income In 2016

    Dividend paying stocks and equity income funds are two ways to get yield out of your investments this year.
  86. Icahn Enterprises: An Activist Investor Analysis

    Learn how Carl Icahn has earned his reputation as a brutally effective activist shareholder, corporate takeover artist and ...
  87. Small Cap Vs. Mid Cap Vs. Large Cap Stocks in 2016

    Find out what to expect from small-, mid- and large-cap stocks in 2016, learn and why markets might not perform much better ...
  88. Starboard Value: An Activist Investor Analysis

    Read about the aggressive and successful activist strategy employed by Jeffrey Smith, head of New York-based hedge fund Starboard ...
  89. 3 Companies Disrupting Their Industries (GRUB)

    Find out which companies are using mobile application technology to completely disrupt their industries and transform conventional ...
  90. Wanda Group: The Chinese Conglomerate You've Never Heard Of

    Learn about the Dalian Wanda Group, one of the world's largest and most successful conglomerates.
  91. 3 Popular Small-Cap Stocks to Avoid in 2016 (X, GPRO)

    Learn about market conditions in the United States that could impact returns in 2016 and the top three popular small-cap ...
  92. The Top 5 Micro Cap Semiconductor Stocks for 2016 (NVEC, UCTT)

    Learn about the semiconductor industry, its overall outlook for 2016, and the five best semiconductor stocks to consider ...
  93. The Top 5 Micro Cap Software Stocks for 2016 (MITK, ZIXI)

    Learn about the strong earnings growth outlook for the software industry and five micro-cap software stocks to track down ...
  94. Investment Strategy Case Study: Traditional Vs. Alternatives for 2016

    Learn more about some types of alternative investments and why you should consider adding them in your portfolio in 2016.
  95. 2 Dividend Stocks That Should Be in Your Portfolio (JNJ, SYY)

    Whether you are in the bull or bear camp, these two dividend stocks offer potential.
  96. 3 Companies With High Working Capital (GT, GILD)

    Learn about working capital, its importance in determining corporate financial stability and three stocks with high working ...
  97. Black Swans, Explained

    There exists a certain type of trader who invests in low-probability events that generate enormous pay-offs if they occur. ...
  98. North Korean Sanctions Just Got Serious

    Seoul's decision to shut down the Kaesong Industrial Complex is a blow to the region's attempts at economic cooperation and ...
  99. Top 4 Stocks Listed on the London Stock Exchange for 2016 (PSO)

    Discover why the London Stock Exchange provides many good investment opportunities in 2016, and learn about the top British ...
  100. Why You Need to Watch Small Caps (IWM)

    Small cap performance impacts broad market tone and direction while revealing important details about market psychology. ...
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