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  1. Understanding Verizon's Capital Structure (VZ)

    Verizon has a highly leveraged capital structure, and this debt capitalization and the company's equity have affected its ...
  2. How Do Negative Interest Rates Work?

    There is a lot of confusion surrounding negative interest rates. Matt breaks it down and explains what going negative really ...
  3. The Elusive Spark Needed for the Rally to Continue

    Against most expectations, U.S. stocks are turning in a respectable performance this year. The S&P 500 is now up 7% year-to-date, ...
  4. The Big Merger Fell Through – Now What?

    Employees who own stock or stock options at their employer need to be aware of these pitfalls if a merger or acquisition ...
  5. Top 5 Consumer Electronics Stocks of 2016 (AAPL, PLT)

    The fundamentals for particular consumer electronics stocks are important when considering investing in a company producing ...
  6. Understanding Amazon's Capital Structure (AMZN)

    Following the 2008 financial crisis, many companies, including Amazon, have been increasing their leverage, causing significant ...
  7. How Green Dot Works and Makes Money (GDOT)

    Green Dot Corp. is dominating the general purpose reloadable payment card industry, offering two of the highest-rated prepaid ...
  8. Top 5 Oil Drilling Stocks of 2016 (PKD, PTEN)

    Learn about the top five oil-drilling stocks of 2016 and why risk-tolerant investors should consider them if they are bullish ...
  9. Top 7 Companies Owned by Home Depot (HD)

    Home Depot's acquisition strategy, including a recent $1.6 billion purchase, has left the home improvement retailer at the ...
  10. Behind FireEye's 16.8% Decline Since the 2013 IPO (FEYE)

    Analyze FireEye's stock price history to determine its major drivers. Learn how speculative valuations and market correlations ...
  11. Why These 2 Stocks Are Speculative for Boomers (FB, BAC)

    Learn why popular stocks such as Facebook and Bank of America are highly speculative and fraught with risk for baby boomer ...
  12. Who Is Driving Fitbit's Management Team? (FIT)

    These four members of Fitbit’s management team have worked together to help double and triple the company's revenues and ...
  13. Top 5 Timber Stocks of 2016 (WY, PCH)

    These five stocks offer appealing investments in the timber industry, based on dividend yield, financial health, valuation ...
  14. VLACX,WOGSX,FLCSX,FCNTX,DODGX: Top Large Cap Mutual Funds

    Learn about the top large-cap mutual funds for 2016. Read about funds with active management that keep expense ratios low ...
  15. Top 9 Companies Owned by Samsung

    Samsung has established itself as one of the largest companies in the world through acquiring and managing subsidiaries in ...
  16. Top 5 Coal-Mining Stocks of 2016 (CLF, BHP)

    In an industry under stress, but still dominant in energy generation, these coal producers could prove to be diamonds in ...
  17. Top 5 Companies Owned by Whirlpool (WHR)

    Whirlpool's major acquisitions go back to the 1980s, and the companies that it owns has helped make it the second-largest ...
  18. Top 10 Shareholders of Pfizer (PFE)

    As of 2016, approximately 72% of Pfizer's 6.19 billion outstanding shares are owned by [mutual funds] and institutional investors.
  19. Top 8 Companies Owned by Twitter (TWTR)

    Since 2012, Twitter has acquired eight technology companies that have contributed to the top and bottom lines and helped ...
  20. Understanding IBM's Capital Structure

    The shift to the cloud is challenging IBM's traditional on-site server and software-installation business, pressuring its ...
  21. Behind Wal-Mart's 102.57% Rise in 10 Years (WMT)

    The key factors behind the stock performance of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. between 2006 and 2016.
  22. The Reason for GoPro's 59.6% Fall Since Its IPO (GPRO)

    GoPro's shares have fallen 59.6% since the IPO in 2016, with performance primarily shaped by falling valuations amid outlook ...
  23. Top 5 Gold Mining Stocks of 2016 (EGO, NEM)

    Obtain information and analysis on five of the top-performing gold mining stocks thus far in 2016.
  24. Most Important Mergers and Acquisitions of 2016 (SHPG, ABT)

    While 2016 has yet to see anything rivaling the $100 billion mega-deals of 2015, there have been plenty of important multibillion-dollar ...
  25. U.S Companies are Hoarding $1.7 Trillion in Cash

    Apple, Microsoft, Oracle and other U.S. companies are hoarding billions of dollars in cash. Here's a look at what they do ...
  26. Will Brexit and Cheap Sterling Hurt M&A in the UK?

    Britain's referendum to leave the European Union and a cheap pound sterling is having an impact on Britain's M&A industry.
  27. Top 5 Auto Stocks of 2016 (TTM, GM)

    Investors seeking exposure to the cyclical automotive industry can choose from stocks exhibiting a variety of characteristics ...
  28. Top 5 Drug Stocks of 2016 (ABBV, JNJ)

    Discover analyses of the top five drug stocks, and learn why investors should consider these stocks due to the stocks' attractive ...
  29. Top 5 Schwab ETFs of 2016

    Schwab's strategy of offering funds with low expense ratios has attracted significant assets to its five largest exchange-traded ...
  30. VISVX,DFFVX,DTMVX,TRBIX: Top US Small Cap Value Index Funds

    Find out which index mutual funds do the best at investing in small-cap value stocks for higher potential returns at the ...
  31. Behind Sunedison's 99.5% Loss in 10 Years (SUNEQ)

    Examine the volatile history of SunEdison to determine how restructuring, fluctuating financial results and bankruptcy have ...
  32. Why Investors Believe Amazon's Long-Term Growth Story (AMZN)

    Amazon is highly valued as a growth company primarily because it has broadened e-commerce and continued technological innovation.
  33. Understanding Apple's Capital Structure

    The technology behemoth has completely revamped its capital structure, taking advantage of ZIRP and issuing billions of dollars ...
  34. Top 8 Companies Owned by Kellogg's (K)

    Examine Kellogg Company's corporate structure to identify major subsidiaries. Explore the large acquisitions that make up ...
  35. The Top 4 Schwab Mutual Funds in 2016 (AAPL, MSFT)

    U.S. large-capitalization stocks have performed well in 2016. These four Schwab mutual funds provide ample exposure to the ...
  36. Most Profitable Oil and Gas Companies of 2016 (PSPX, TEP)

    The most profitable oil and gas sector firms, including those with the highest margins and those with the most net income.
  37. Top Small-Cap Stocks for 2016 (TPC, RMBS)

    Consider capital appreciation opportunities available from small-cap stocks with low price-earnings ratios despite strong ...
  38. How Hard is It to Dump Gun Stocks?

    Activist group Gays Against Guns is putting pressure on BlackRock to divest gun stocks held by some of its funds.
  39. FDSSX, VGTSX, PRSGX, VTWSX: Top All Cap Core Mutual Funds

    Learn how to shop for the best all-cap mutual funds, and identify five funds that invest in companies of all sizes and offer ...
  40. 2016's Most Promising Stocks

    Do not underestimate the growth potential of mega-cap stocks. With reduced risk as an extra benefit, these are some of the ...
  41. PRBLX: Overview of Parnassus Core Equity Fund

    Learn about the Parnassus Core Equity Fund, which invests in a concentrated portfolio of stocks of companies that have socially ...
  42. Top 5 Solar Power Stocks of 2016 (SPWR, FSLR)

    Examine five solar power stocks with companies in the solar industry with attractive characteristics or potential. Assess ...
  43. Know the Forces At Play Behind the Buy/Sell Cycles

    Weekly Stochastics uncovers patterns of buying and selling pressure that can be predicted and capitalized upon by observant ...
  44. Behind T-Mobile's 166% Rise Since Its 2013 IPO (TMUS)

    Analyze T-Mobile's stock price history to determine which factors influenced shares. Discover financial results and acquisition ...
  45. Create Your Own Trading Strategies

    Do-it-yourself trading can be very rewarding - both psychologically and for your wallet.
  46. Fund Highlight: T. Rowe Price New Horizons Fund (PRNHX)

    Learn about the T. Rowe Price New Horizons Fund, which specializes in investing in small market capitalization companies ...
  47. ANNPX: Top 3 Allianz Funds for Retirement Diversification

    Discover the top three Allianz funds for retirement diversification in 2016, with a summary of the portfolio's managers, ...
  48. Top 5 IT Stocks of 2016

    Pay attention to the fundamentals of the highest-flying IT stocks. While their P/E ratios might suggest bargain prices, other ...
  49. Top 3 Mid Cap Mutual Funds

    Understand how investing in mid-cap mutual funds benefits overall asset allocation, and learn the best mid-cap mutual funds ...
  50. 4 Top US Large-Cap Value Index Mutual Funds

    Discover the top four mutual funds that use a passive investment approach by following indexes composed of value stocks of ...
  51. 3 Legg Mason Mutual Funds with Long Track Records

    Discover three Legg Mason mutual funds with long track records. Read a summary of each fund, as well as performance and manager ...
  52. 5 Best Large Cap Value Mutual Funds

    Understand the advantages of investing in large-cap value securities, and learn the best large-cap value mutual funds to ...
  53. The Top 5 Small Cap Mutual Funds for 2016

    Learn about small-cap mutual funds that are poised for solid performance in 2016. Understand how the small-cap market has ...
  54. Market Timing Tips & Rules You Should Know

    Market timing rules benefit investments by finding the best prices and times to take exposure and book profits.
  55. CAPM vs. Arbitrage Pricing Theory: How They Differ

    Both project the expected rate of return given the level of risk assumed, but they consider different variables.
  56. The 4 Basic Elements of Stock Value

    Investors use these four measures to determine a stock's worth. Find out how to use them.
  57. The Top 5 Personal Finance Experts to Follow in 2016

    Here is a look at five money and investing experts who can help you reach your financial goals for 2016.
  58. Behind McDonald's 283% Rise in 10 Years (MCD)

    Take a look behind McDonald's share price history to determine what drives the stock.
  59. A Simple Overview Of Quantitative Analysis

    The “quantitative” approach to investing seeks to pay attention to the numbers instead of the intangibles.
  60. 5 Top Ways to Double Your Investment

    From risky maneuvers to slow-and-steady strategies, we look at five methods to double your money.
  61. My Travel Notes on Canadian Bonds

    We take a closer look at foreign bond markets and what investors are doing in them. Today, we focus on Canada.
  62. Investing in Leveraged Buyouts: Know the Risks

    Leveraged buyouts allow investors to make large acquisitions without a lot of capital. But LBOs carry big risks and result ...
  63. Top 5 Small-Cap ETFs (IWM,IJR,VB,VBR,IWO)

    These five small-cap ETFs have all appreciated since their inception, have low expense ratios and pay a dividend.
  64. The Common-Size Analysis of Financial Statements

    Using common-size financial statements helps investors spot trends that a raw financial statement may not uncover.
  65. Chart of the Week: The Main Ingredient Required for Further Stock Gains

    Global stocks are up year-to-date. Chief Investment Strategist Richard Turnill explains what's required for equities to move ...
  66. Updated Investment Views for the Second Half

    We share how to potentially position portfolios for the market and economic environment we see ahead for the remainder of ...
  67. Career Advice: Management Consulting Vs. Investment Banking

    Compare the career opportunities available in management consulting and investment banking. Learn about salaries, skills ...
  68. Can Microsoft Revisit Its Tech-Boom High? (MSFT)

    Projected EPS growth and the acquisition of LinkedIn will impact the performance of Microsoft's stock.
  69. Yahoo's Stock: Only 8% Return in 10 Years (YHOO)

    Now that Yahoo's core business is being sold to Verizon, a look back at the drivers of its stock price history over the last ...
  70. Should Investors Care that Stocks are Expensive?

    Coincident to the latest string of market records, another milestone was recently hit.
  71. Financial Models You Can Create With Excel

    The relatively modest amount of time it takes to build these models can pay for itself by leading you to better investment ...
  72. How to Raise Your Credit Score Quickly

    Here are the best tips for raising your credit score quickly.
  73. What Does Comcast Own ? (CMCSA, DWA)

    A quick look at businesses owned by of the media and technology company Comcast Corporation.
  74. 3 Eaton Vance Mutual Funds with Long Track Records (EV)

    Discover three Eaton Vance mutual funds with long track records. Review brief descriptions about each fund's management and ...
  75. Microsoft's Competitive Advantage: An Inside Look

    Microsoft thoroughly understands how to build competitive advantage to expand market share and dominate competitors. Here's ...
  76. 2 Companies That Want to Be the Next Apple (AAPL)

    Executives at Tesla Motors and Huawei Technologies say their companies have the potential to be as big as Apple
  77. 5 Restaurant Stocks With High Debt Levels (YUM, QSR)

    Examine the restaurant industry to identify five companies with high debt levels. Assess capital structure with financial ...
  78. Paying Down Debt Early

    For those with a strong aversion to having debt, here is an approach that can enable individuals to pay down debt more quickly ...
  79. 3 Differences Between Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett

    Analyze three key differences between Warren Buffett and Benjamin Graham. Learn how value investing principles were applied ...
  80. 5 Tips On When To Sell Your Stock

    Learn when it might be time to sell your stock.
  81. Startups: Tech Giants' Next M&A Targets? (AAPL, GOOGL)

    Watch for large-cap tech sector companies to announce acquisitions of startups, as valuations for unicorns and other overvalued ...
  82. 6 Dangerous Moves for First-Time Investors

    First-time investors beware of these potentially disastrous decisions.
  83. Why Time Spent on Social Media Is Decreasing (FB, TWTR)

    Identify key reasons why engagement with social media is declining as of 2016, and discover what this means for big industry ...
  84. Behind Tesla's 1,173% Rise in 10 years (TSLA)

    Pay attention to whether Tesla’s profitability can prove worthy of the level of enthusiasm generated for the company by CEO ...
  85. Explaining Facebook's 199% Rise in Four Years (FB)

    Examine Facebook's price history to determine the primary drivers of the stock, and discover how KPIs and growth have been ...
  86. Another Reason Rates are Likely to Be Lower for Longer

    The Federal Reserve (Fed) has suggested it’s likely to remain on hold for the near future given Brexit-related uncertainty ...
  87. Sprout's Farmers Market's Competitive Advantage: An Inside Look (SFM)

    Analyze Sprouts Farmers Markets' competitive advantage to determine if its business model and brand provide a sustainable ...
  88. Is Sales Growth Weaker Than Inventory Growth?

    Find out why Goldman Sachs Equity Research is concerned about inventory growth, which appears to be outpacing sales growth ...
  89. Why Goldman Is Warning About Free Cash Flow Yield (GS)

    Learn why Goldman Sachs is alerting investors to the importance of cash flow, and discover a recommended alternative equity ...
  90. Why Apple Can Be a Value Stock But Not a Defensive Stock (AAPL)

    Examine Apple's 2016 price decline to identify its potential as a value stock. Contrast Apple's characteristics with defensive ...
  91. Economic Moats: A Strong Company's Best Defense

    Economic moats can protect companies from their competitors.
  92. Qualitative Analysis: What Makes A Company Great?

    To understand the qualities that make a great company, investors must dig deep into "soft" metrics.
  93. Mergers And Acquisitions: Understanding Takeovers

    In the dramatic world of M&As, battleground terms meld with bizarre metaphors to form the language of the game.
  94. Behind Costco's 180% Rise in 10 years (COST)

    Analyze Costco's historical stock price performance to determine what has driven growth. How have market performance and ...
  95. 9 S&P 500 Companies With No Long-Term Debt (FB)

    These nine S&P 500 companies have no long-term debt which means they should be capable of weathering turbulent markets.
  96. The Four Most Common Indicators in Trend Trading

    Here are the top indicators and tools trend traders use to establish when trends exist and find entry/exit points.
  97. How To Use A Moving Average To Buy Stocks

    The Moving Average indicator is one of the most useful tools for trading and analyzing financial markets.
  98. What Makes An M&A Deal Work?

    Do you know why companies merge? Here we'll take a look at three successful company acquisitions and why they succeeded. ...
  99. Is Jessica Alba’s Company Worth $1B?

    As Jessica Alba is contemplating an exit strategy, which public companies may be the most likely suitors for The Honest Company, ...
  100. 10 Small-Cap Stocks With Growth Potential (HMSY)

    These 10 small-cap stocks have potential for growth.
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