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  1. Why Investors Bailed On Halcon's Stocks

    The unexpected plunge in the oil price over the past few months sent Halcon Resources' stocks down nearly 75%.
  2. Private vs Public Equity: What's Best?

    What is the better way for a company to attract investors; by making its stock available for sale to whoever wants some, ...
  3. Did J.C. Penney’s Turnaround Plan Work Out?

    J.C. Penney has wrapped up another year of its turnaround plan: ultimately, to make money in a stock, the underlying business ...
  4. Trade This High Probability Bollinger Band Pattern

    Bollinger Band box patterns set up profitable opportunities when trends give way to well organized trading ranges.
  5. Know How To Manage Gaps On Your Trading Strategy

    Gaps generate profitable strategies right after they print, as well as during retracements that test those levels, often ...
  6. Are These 2015's Most-Promising Small-Cap Stocks?

    At least one of these small-caps should spike in 2015.
  7. Why These Are 2015's Most-Promising Bank Stocks

    Which bank stocks should offer the best bang for your buck in 2015? Possibly these, so read on.
  8. Interested In Pharmaceutical Stocks? Try Novartis (ADR)

    Novartis AG, is the world's leading pharmaceutical company by sales. Here is a closer look at Novartis, and how its financials ...
  9. Is Caterpillar Here To Stay?

    Because Caterpillar is the largest construction and mining equipment manufacturer in the world, investors can count on it ...
  10. Is Apple's Stock Over Valued Or Undervalued?

    Despite several drawbacks, the CAPM gives an overview of the level of return that investors should expect for bearing only ...
  11. Trading On The Psychology Of Round Numbers

    Price action around big round numbers, like 10, 100 and 1000 set up special trading opportunities that take advantage of ...
  12. Is J.C. Penney Fighting An Uphill Battle?

    J.C. Penney's revenue is once again on the ascent, its free cash flow is closing in on positive territory, and its gross ...
  13. What Is The Real Picture Of Linn Energy?

    Numbers don't always tell the full story. Take, for example, the long-term chart for LINN Energy which was expected to be ...
  14. Sun Pharma And Ranbaxy: An Ideal Pharma Marriage?

    The Sun Pharma merger with Ranbaxy will blend the complementary market strengths and areas of expertise of each company and ...
  15. Figuring Out How To Cover Your Liability Bases

    Whenever we talk about the asset-liability approach to portfolio management (ALM), the concepts of immunization and cash ...
  16. How To Make The Most of Fibonacci Grids

    Build your Fibonacci skills by finding the longest price swing on your chart of interest and placing a grid over the trend. ...
  17. Day Trading: Top Scenarios To Take Profits

    Three ways to take profits while day trading, based on price movement and what the asset is doing that day.
  18. Top 10 Fastest Growing Industries in the United States

    Six of the ten fastest growing industries are directly related to new residential construction.
  19. How To Become A Private Equity Associate

    With the right planning, second- and third-year investment banking analysts can graduate to an associate position at a private ...
  20. You'll Lose Profits Without This Trading Strategy

    A trading edge defines your technical or strategic advantage in the highly competitive market environment.
  21. Why This Small-Cap Utilities ETF is Worth a Look

    PowerShares S&P SmallCap Utilities ETF (PSCU) has been a winner and it’s likely to remain that way barring a broad market ...
  22. How Gilead Sales Have Grown Conspicuously?

    Learn how Gilead sales have climbed from $1.33 billion in 2004 to $24.89 billion as of the end of 2014.
  23. Why Should Investors Be Wary Of Organovo?

    Few industries are as hit-or-miss as healthcare. Depending upon the success of a company's drug or device pipeline, your ...
  24. How To Invest Sirius XM Holdings Successfully?

    Sirius XM Holdings wasn't a very exciting stock last year. Let's go over some of the things that need to get right if it ...
  25. Are These the 10 Best Oil Stocks of 2015?

    Instead of trying to pick a bottom in oil, pick a good company. Here are 10 to consider.
  26. Stock Analysis Basics: How To Forecast Revenue and Growth

    Forecasted revenue and growth projections are important components of security analysis, leading to a stock’s future worth.
  27. A Legendary Market Skill Experience Traders Have

    Tape readers interpret complex background data during the market day to gain a definable trading edge over the competition.
  28. Do You Have The Right Settings On Your Stochastic?

    Use these helpful tips to unlock Stochastics' full potential.
  29. Find The Right Discount Rate Amid Post-2007 Risks

    OIS discounting has become part of standard valuation techniques, in a market in which there is more uncertainty and less ...
  30. How To Approach Momentum Trading Like A Pro

    Momentum markets generate high-reward high-risk environments that confound traders until they employ specific risk management ...
  31. Is Scalping Or Swing Trading Right For You?

    A look at how scalping strategy is different from a swing trading strategy.
  32. This Indicator Should Always Be Part Of Your Strategy

    The relationship between price, 200-day EMA and its slope of generate useful patterns that assist in price prediction and ...
  33. The Pros and Cons of a Weak Euro

    The lingering Eurozone crisis has caused the euro to decline against the U.S. dollar. Who are the real winners and losers ...
  34. Facebook's Most Important Acquisitions

    Strategic acquisitions have been key to Facebook's growth and success, and the company has acquired more than 50 companies ...
  35. How On-Balance Volume Reveals Market Players' Strategy

    On-Balance Volume (OBV) reveals the intent of market players, often before price action generates a buy or sell signal.
  36. The Capital Asset Pricing (CAPM) Model: Pros and Cons

    CAPM, while criticized for its unrealistic assumptions, provides a more useful outcome than either the DDM or WACC in many ...
  37. Must-Know Simple & Effective Exit Trading Strategies

    An effective exit strategy builds confidence, trade management skills and profitability.
  38. App-pocalypse! 20 Industries Disrupted By New Tech

    Mainstream economic thought says that while those displaced by technology will see their industries destroyed, the industries ...
  39. What Drives Oracle Stock Prices?

    Oracle stock price depend on the company keeping ahead of new technologies while also keeping costs low.
  40. Book Reliable Profits With Pullback Strategies

    Pullbacks generate all sorts of trading opportunities after an active trend thrusts higher or lower.
  41. Gap Strategies To Try For Intraday Trades

    Many traders lack effective strategies to manage gaps, whether they pop up on open positions or mark the first play of the ...
  42. How To Build Valuation Models Like Black-Scholes (BS)?

    Want to build a model like Black-Scholes? Here are the tips and guidelines for developing a framework with the example of ...
  43. Spot Chances For Profits In The Three-Step Cycle

    Markets progress from one price level to the next through an action-reaction-resolution cycle that generates all sorts of ...
  44. How to Short Alibaba

    We explain how and why to short Alibaba stocks.
  45. Organize Price-Band Relationships In Bollinger Bands®

    Bollinger Bands have become an enormously popular market tool since the 1990s but most traders fail to tap its true potential.
  46. What Happened To Obama’s Amnesty Bill?

    The sweeping Republican majorities were supposed to trigger change, but now they are preparing to embrace the Obama immigration ...
  47. Risk Management Techniques For Shorting Call Options

    Shorting covered calls is a popular options trade strategy. Here are the methods to mitigate the risk/loss and enhance profits ...
  48. Day's First Trade Can Serve As Support/Resistance

    The first trade of the day in liquid markets defines a narrow price level that can act as support or resistance for the entire ...
  49. What Is Hollywood Spending On Oscar Campaigns?

    Here's a look at how much Hollywood is spending this awards season to take home the gold at the 2015 Academy Awards.
  50. Trend-Range Alternation Spawns Trading Styles

    Markets cycle continuously between directional trends and compressed ranges in all time frames.
  51. Your Best Bet for Healthcare Stocks: The XHE ETF

    With the decent growth and wide profit margins of medical device companies, the XHE ETF shouldn't be ignored.
  52. Tackling Technicals For Beginners

    Choosing the right indicators can be a daunting task for novice traders. It’s a much easier process when they focus their ...
  53. Adapt The 50-Day EMA To Enhance Your Trading

    The 50-day EMA has numerous applications in price prediction, position choice & strategy building
  54. The Future of Qualcomm's Stock

    Qualcomm is a leader in a competitive market, but there are still significant risks to investing in its stock.
  55. 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 ...
  56. Cuba's Economy: Nowhere To Go But Up

    With relations improving between Cuba and America, here's a quick look at the island nation's slowly transforming economy. ...
  57. 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 ...
  58. Harness Elliot Wave principles To Tap Market Trends

    We can apply three easily understood Elliott Wave principles to a popular breakout strategy and watch how they improve market ...
  59. How To Use Technical Indicators To Master Financial Spread Betting

    As a popular tool of investing in the United Kingdom, spread betting encompasses the buying or selling of an underlying asset ...
  60. Fibonacci: Using Math To Make Right Market Moves

    Use these two original Fibonacci techniques to pinpoint the patterns in stock movements, and the most reliable entry and ...
  61. Will Stock Market VOOdo Continue?

    The Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO) offers a relatively safe investment opportunity for people who aren't sure which way the market ...
  62. Breaking Down the Halliburton Baker Hughes Deal

    Halliburton is using a downturn to get bigger and stronger in the long term, and the company is getting Baker Hughes at a ...
  63. Key Differences Between M&A Advisors And Business Brokers

    For a buy, sale or partnership for one's business, one needs brokers and advisors to proceed ahead. Here are the key differences ...
  64. Earnings Quality, the Facebook Example

    When judging Facebook's quality of earnings it is important to understand the various sources of revenue and trends in those ...
  65. Novice Trading Strategies

    How to use Investopedia’s Chart Advisor section to build efficient trading strategies.
  66. Not All Online Trading Brokers Are Created Equal

    The online trading broker market is becoming more and more competitive. Small differences between them can add up to big ...
  67. Selecting Mergers & Acquisitions Advisories For Small Businesses

    Mergers and acquisitions advisories aren't just for big players. Many advisory firms cater to small and medium businesses.
  68. M&A Advisory Business Boutiques: How The Small Shops Are Capturing Large M&A Deals

    M&A advisory boutiques are becoming a big business, giving large investment banks a run for their money.
  69. What's Your Idea Of Budgeting?

    Is your idea of a budget simply spending till your checking account is nearly empty? Or worse, till your credit limit is ...
  70. The Top Reasons Why M&A Deals Fail

    A significant number of M&A transactions result in failure. Here are the top reasons, with examples, of why it happens.
  71. How Do Tech Companies Measure ROA And ROE?

    The return on Assets (ROA) and return on equity (ROE) are often used metrics to measure the returns generated by a company.
  72. What Merger And Acquisition Firms Do

    The merger or acquisition process can be intimidating. This is why merger and acquisition firms step in to facilitate the ...
  73. SIC Vs. NAIC -An Introduction To Industry Classification Codes

    Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Codes and the more recent NAICS codes are crucial to classifying data to measure ...
  74. An Introduction To Price Action Trading Strategies

    For traders who want a mix of technical analysis with their own control in decisions, price action trading offers the perfect ...
  75. Analysis of Companies with high goodwill

    High goodwill as a percentage of market cap can actually be a big red flag--it potentially means the company botched a major ...
  76. Investing In New York City REITs

    So you want a bite of The Big Apple? These REITs focus on New York City real estate. Here's what you need to know.
  77. How Sallie Mae Affects Student Loans

    Sallie Mae, which has financed many a college education, originally was a federally chartered government sponsored enterprise. ...
  78. Technical Analysis Strategies for Beginners

    Some investors find fundamentals boring. For those types, there's technical analysis. It's not difficult, but it requires ...
  79. How Mergers and Acquisitions Can Affect A Company

    M&A can have a profound effect on a company’s growth prospects and outlook, but with a significant degree of risk.
  80. Trading Volatile Stocks with Technical Indicators

    Short-term traders seek volatility because of the profit potential, which leads to two common questions. How do I find volatile ...
  81. The Biggest Mergers & Acquisitions In The U.S.

    M&A is a daily part of the American business world. They're based on the principle that "One plus one equals three," i.e. ...
  82. How To Profit From Mergers And Acquisitions Through Arbitrage

    Making a windfall from a stock that attracts a takeover bid is an alluring proposition. But be warned – benefiting from m&a ...
  83. How to Use the Gearing Ratio

    The gearing ratio is a figure that compares a company’s owners’ equity to the amount of money the company has borrowed.
  84. What's a P&L Statement?

    A profit and loss statement, also called the income statement, is a financial statement that companies use to report their ...
  85. The Six Things Investors Should Do Now

    FOX Business Network’s Elizabeth MacDonald weighs on The Six Things Investors Should Do Now. Stocks are swinging up and down, ...
  86. An Investing Secret For When The Market Drops

    I wrote a piece called “Why Cash is Not a Strategy.” I was sitting on more cash than I knew was good for me: I’ve started ...
  87. Lognormal and Normal Distribution

    When and why do you use lognormal distribution or normal distribution for analyzing securities? Lognormal for stocks, normal ...
  88. Day Trading Strategy Steps

    Five trading strategy steps for building your own day trading strategies, managing risk, finding entry and exit points and ...
  89. Saving Money Or Paying Off Debt?

    When choosing between blasting through debt and establishing precautionary funds in case of an emergency, the right course ...
  90. The Top Technical Indicators For Options Trading

    Options traders have to pay attention to more indicators than your average stock trader does, including volatility, direction, ...
  91. The Big Credit Card Companies Have Room to Grow

    With so many credit cards in daily use, credit card issuers have grown with their businesses.
  92. Why Wall Street Is A Key Player In The World's Economy

    Wall Street is just one little street in lower Manhattan, but both empirically and symbolically, it continues to make the ...
  93. 5 Famous MLB Players Who Went Broke

    Major League Baseball is one of the biggest and most lucrative industries out there.
  94. Using Normal Distribution Formula To Optimize Your Portfolio

    Normal or bell curve distribution can be used in portfolio theory to help portfolio managers maximize return and minimize ...
  95. What The Daily 1% Price Mean For ETF Investors

    In the first half of the U.S. stock market bull 10%-19% corrections occurred annually. That has not been the case in the ...
  96. Penny Stocks, Options and Trading on Margin

    You may not be able to trade penny-stock options, but small-caps and micro-caps could be close enough. Here's a primer on ...
  97. The Normal Distribution Table, Explained

    The normal distribution formula is based on two simple parameters - mean and standard deviation
  98. Preparing Your ETF Portfolio For Increased Volatility

    HSBC’s PMI for the Chinese economy rose to 50.5 from a final reading of 50.2 in August. The manufacturing sector is expanding, ...
  99. Playing Penny Stock-Like ETFs

    While there are no penny stock ETFs or mutual funds, a shrewd investor can pick from a number of small-cap and micro-cap ...
  100. Study These Penny Stock Trading Trends

    Any active trader watches trends patterns to devise a strategy. Penny stock traders should do the same; it could help them ...
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