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  1. Building a Case for Increased Infrastructure Spending

    The stars are seeming to align for more infrastructure spending in the U.S. and elsewhere. We discuss whether this can happen ...
  2. The 5 Most Powerful Candlestick Patterns

    Statistics show unusual accuracy for the buy and sell signals of certain candlestick patterns like abandoned baby, evening ...
  3. Candlestick Charting: What Is It?

    Discover the components and basic patterns of this ancient technical analysis technique.
  4. The Utility Of Trendlines

    Trendlines give an investor a good idea of the direction an investment might move in. Discover how to make them work for ...
  5. How To Outperform The Market

    Active trading is an investing style that aims to beat the market. Find out how it works, and whether it will work for you. ...
  6. How Sustainable Is Whole Foods' Competitive Advantage? (WFM)

    Whole Foods Market has built an economic moat on strong brand identity, but it could be threatened by large grocers entering ...
  7. Introduction to Types of Trading: Technical Traders

    Learn about the different traders and explore in detail the broader approach that looks to the past to predict the future. ...
  8. The Daily Routine Of A Swing Trader

    From pre-market to after hours, see what you need to do to capture gains quickly.
  9. Pros & Cons Of Day Trading Vs Swing Trading

    Day trading involves making dozens of trades in a single day, based on technical analysis and sophisticated charting systems. ...
  10. Catching A Falling Knife: Picking Intraday Turning Points

    Trying to pick the absolute top and bottom points can lead to excessive losses. This strategy allows you to hedge your risk. ...
  11. 5 Rules For Picking Great Day Trade Entries

    The following five rules will help traders find high profit potential, low risk, intra-day trades.
  12. Measure Volatility With Average True Range

    Find more profitable entry and exit locations with this standard indicator.
  13. Would You Profit As A Day Trader?

    Market timing is surrounded by controversy, but does it work?
  14. China May Be Poised for a Breakout

    The emerging markets continue to rally; China may refuse to get left behind.
  15. Cash Flow: The Secret to Organizing Your Finances

    A careful analysis of cash flow and spending are two crucial steps toward forming a realistic savings or retirement plan. ...
  16. How Is a Business Valued on "Shark Tank?"

    How entrepreneurs and the Sharks value a business likely takes into account present value, future value, the value of companies ...
  17. ATI: How Allegheny Technologies' Stock Price Rose 17% in 6 Months

    Allegheny Technologies' stock price rose 17% in the first six months of 2016, thanks to a favorable earnings report and improving ...
  18. Top 5 Wheat Stocks of 2016 (ADM, MON)

    There is limited exposure to pure plays in wheat for stock investors, but here are the top five wheat-market-related equities ...
  19. Buying Seadrill Stock? Risks & Opportunities to Consider (SDRL)

    Seadrill Ltd. offers investors a wealth of potential capital gains, but also poses major investor risks in 2016.
  20. Stratasys Stock: 5 Things to Watch (SSYS)

    Stratasys' returns will depend on its ability to return to revenue growth and profitability, and investors must understand ...
  21. Behind eBay's 161% Rise in 10 Years (EBAY)

    Returns for eBay shareholders have been driven by financial performance, company outlook and market reception of the PayPal ...
  22. AAPL: Apple Dividend Analysis

    Apple's dividend has had healthy growth ever since its 2012 reinstatement, thanks to Apple's continuously rising revenue, ...
  23. EOG's $2.5 Billion Deal Gets Mixed Reviews (EOG)

    Oil may have to reach $50 a barrel before profit margins improve at Yates Petroleum, which EOG bought for$2.5 billion
  24. Why Retirees Are Carrying More Debt Than Ever

    As people reach retirement they are carrying more debt than ever before. Why and what to watch for.
  25. Will the U.S. Election Really Matter for Markets?

    Find out why the U.S. election may have less of an impact on markets than many are expecting.
  26. How The NFL Makes Money

    The National Football League is the most successful sports league in the world. How does the NFL make money, and what is ...
  27. AET: How Aetna's Stock Price Rose 13% in 6 Months

    This review of an analysis of Aetna's stock price performance through the first part of 2016 explains the stock's general ...
  28. MannKind Stock: 3 Things to Watch (MNKD)

    Investors in Mannkind should monitor expense growth, liquidity ratios and book value as the company is threatened by bankruptcy ...
  29. Has the U.S. Treasuries Bubble Started to Pop?

    The sell-off represents the highest interest rate level since June, and some see it as a sign that the rally in bond prices ...
  30. Top 3 Nuclear Stocks of 2016 (EXC, CCJ)

    Nuclear power may be seeing a resurgence in 2016 and beyond, and there are three top nuclear stocks for investors to watch ...
  31. Chart of the Week: The Truth About Climate-Aware Investing

    Climate-aware investing does not have to mean compromising on traditional goals of maximizing investment returns, as this ...
  32. Most Profitable Construction Companies of 2016 (DHI, LEN)

    All four of the most profitable construction companies in the United States reported net income exceeding $200 million during ...
  33. Top 5 Iron Ore Stocks of 2016 (VALE, BHP)

    Iron ore has enjoyed a sharp upsurge in prices in 2016 that has resulted in triple-digit percentage gains for some of the ...
  34. Behind Lumber Liquidators' 44% Rise in 10 Years (LL)

    Lumber Liquidators' stock rose rapidly from its IPO to its 2013 high, but slowing growth and product quality scandal caused ...
  35. Key Financial Ratios for Manufacturing Companies

    An investor can utilize these financial ratios to determine whether a manufacturing company is efficient, profitable and ...
  36. Payout Ratio vs. Retention Ratio: When to Use Which

    The payback ratio and retention ratio collect different information and are useful in different situations.
  37. SUNEQ: Why SunEdison's Stock Price Fell 97% in 6 Months

    SunEdison's stock price has cratered 97% over the last six months. Many famous fund managers experienced steep losses in ...
  38. Steve Jurvetson: "Big Companies Should Be Worried"

    Steve Jurvetson on the future and why he thinks that big companies should be nervous.
  39. Top 5 Books to Learn Technical Analysis

    Here are five of the best books written on technical analysis to help traders and investors understand and apply technical ...
  40. Top 5 Cosmetics Stocks of 2016 (EL, ULTA)

    Even in an uncertain economy, sales of personal care and beauty products remain strong, and cosmetics stocks continue to ...
  41. IBM: Dividend Analysis

    Even with declining revenue and earnings, IBM dividends have been on the rise thanks to the company's ample cash flow from ...
  42. With Election Looming, Fundamentals & Fed Matter for Investors

    This has been an unusual election in the United States, to say the least. We discuss some of the potential investment implications ...
  43. Behind Nokia's 70% Drop in 10 Years (NOK)

    Nokia's old mobile device business rose to global leadership before quickly becoming irrelevant, causing the stock price ...
  44. Most Profitable Beer Companies of 2016

    AB InBev, Ambev, Heineken, Carlsberg and Molson Coors are among the largest brewers by sales volume and should deliver the ...
  45. Top 5 Computer Stocks of 2016 (AAPL, HPQ)

    In the technology sector, there are a number of both hardware and software computer stocks for investors to consider adding ...
  46. Is the Microsoft and Xiaomi Partnership a Threat to Apple?

    The strategic partnership of Microsoft and Xiaomi should benefit both companies, but the pairing likely is not enough to ...
  47. Dreamworks Stock: 3 Things to Watch (DWA)

    DreamWorks Animation has a few things to watch over the next few months, including upcoming releases, expanded business opportunities ...
  48. Top 8 Companies Owned by Swatch (UHR.VX)

    Swatch's success in the watch manufacturing and development industry is attributable to its numerous subsidiaries, obtained ...
  49. Top 5 Companies Owned by Cisco (CSCO)

    Cisco implements a growth strategy through acquisitions and has acquired over 100 companies; these five companies stand out ...
  50. Behind Symantec's 26.5% Rise in 10 Years (SYMC)

    Symantec's relatively volatile stock was driven primarily by financial results and changing outlook over the 10-year period ...
  51. Top 10 Stocks Under $10 in 2016 (ELMD, HL)

    When selecting growth stocks as portfolio candidates, consider small companies with strong fundamentals and share prices ...
  52. Top Royce Funds for Retirement (RYFSX, RYSEX, RYTRX, RYIPX)

    Discover four of The Royce Funds mutual funds suitable for diversifying retirement portfolios that focus on investing in ...
  53. 6 Countries That Produce the Most Cars

    With over 90 million cars manufactured in 2015, the automobile industry is a massive global market led by six countries.
  54. Key Financial Ratios for Pharmaceutical Companies

    Because of the unique requirements for bringing products to market, pharmaceutical industry stocks are best analyzed by using ...
  55. Understanding Pfizer's Capital Structure (PFE)

    Pfizer has managed to return capital with dividends and share buybacks under limited debt use while the business faced declining ...
  56. Key Financial Ratios for Retail Companies

    Using the following liquidity, profitability and debt ratios, an investor can gather deeper knowledge of a retail company's ...
  57. Why Small-Caps May Be a Good Bet if Rates Rise

    While small-cap stocks may suffer if rates rise, they may also turn out to be winning performers in this environment.
  58. Understanding Google's Capital Structure (GOOG)

    With Google becoming Alphabet, the company's internet business and other ventures remain the same under a capital structure ...
  59. MRK: How Merck's Stock Price Rose 31.42% in 6 Months

    After sinking 6.99% during calendar year 2015, Merck's stock price soared 31.42% during the six-month period between Feb. ...
  60. Key Financial Ratios for Restaurant Companies

    These seven financial ratios provide insight to the profitability of a restaurant, prospective longevity of the business ...
  61. Understanding Facebook's Capital Structure (FB)

    Facebook's strong revenue and earnings have allowed solid expansion of the company's equity capitalization, resulting in ...
  62. Behind United Airline's 91.6% Rise in 10 Years (UAL)

    United Continental's stock has been impacted by oil prices and economic cycles, but its statistical correlation to the market ...
  63. Understanding Coca-Cola's Capital Structure (KO)

    Since the crisis of 2008 and the implementation of an accommodative monetary policy by the Fed, Coca-Cola's capital structure ...
  64. AXP: How American Express' Stock Price Fell 11% in 6 Months

    American Express's stock price has taken investors on an up-and-down ride in the first half of 2016, but the overall trend ...
  65. Once Again, It’s Too Quiet Out There

    Russ discusses what's behind the unusually low volatility in the markets, and what could bring an end to the days of calm.
  66. Top 5 Communication Stocks of 2016 (T, CSCO)

    Note how the fundamentals of communication stocks compare with industry averages, when searching for portfolio candidates ...
  67. WYNN: How Wynn Resorts' Stock Price Rose 23% in 6 Months

    Wynn Resorts' stock price has steadily climbed higher in the first half of 2016, outperforming both the industry average ...
  68. Introduction To Swing Charting

    Discover why traders use swing charts, how they construct them and how they use them.
  69. Top 5 HVAC Stocks of 2016 (FIX, IR)

    The HVAC industry is projected to show substantial worldwide growth through 2022. Here are five of the industry's top-performing ...
  70. Break Down Modern Market Trends To Grasp Movement

    Convergence points to dynamic conditions that can elicit strong trends while divergence suggests conflict, more typical of ...
  71. Understanding Bank of America's Capital Structure (BAC)

    For banks, especially large banks such as Bank of America, capital structure has to both meet funding needs and satisfy the ...
  72. Behind Delta's 46.4% Rise in 10 Years (DAL)

    Delta Air Lines stock has been highly correlated to its close peers, as crude oil price remains an important driver of financial ...
  73. What's Behind Walmart's 10 Year Stock Performance (WMT)

    The key factors behind the stock performance of Walmart Stores Inc. between 2006 and 2016.
  74. A Guide on the Risk-Adjusted Discount Rate

    When a project or investment faces higher amounts of risk or uncertainty, it may be appropriate to utilize the risk-adjusted ...
  75. EA: How Electronic Arts' Stock Price Rose 10% in 6 Months

    After a dip at the start of the year, Electronic Arts' stock price has climbed to a new record high in the first six months ...
  76. Panera Stock: 5 Things to Watch (PNRA)

    Investors should monitor statistics measuring growth, profitability and refranchising initiative.
  77. Short Selling Risk Can Be Similar To Buying Long

    If more people understood short selling, it would invoke less fear, which could lead to a more balanced market.
  78. SDRL: How Seadrill's Stock Price Fell 10 % in 6 Months

    Seadrill's stock price hit an all-time low in early 2016, but recovered sharply along with oil prices, and remains a potential ...
  79. Top 9 Companies Owned by Honeywell (HON)

    Honeywell’s status as a Fortune 100 company is in large part due to the numerous subsidiaries that it has acquired and the ...
  80. Behind Coke's 114% Rise in 10 Years (KO)

    KO returned 114% between July 2006 and July 2016, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index returned 75.3%
  81. Top Value Stocks of 2016 (URBN, PG)

    Remember that value stocks are not always trading near their 52-week lows. Focus on the five key fundamentals for finding ...
  82. Behind Rite Aid's 66.3% Rise in 10 Years (RAD)

    Examine Rite Aid's stock price history to determine how financial results and market correlation have influenced its shares.
  83. 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 ...
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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, ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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 ...
  88. Understanding Amazon's Capital Structure (AMZN)

    Following the 2008 financial crisis, many companies, including Amazon, have been increasing their leverage, causing significant ...
  89. 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 ...
  90. 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 ...
  91. 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 ...
  92. 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 ...
  93. 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 ...
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. 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 ...
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. 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 ...
  100. 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.
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