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  1. 10 Ways Student Debt Can Destroy Your Life

    If you're getting a student loan, think critically about how you will manage your loan. Student debt could have a profound ...
  2. Is GE One of the Best Dividend Stocks

    General Electric has a strong dividend history, but does it possess the three characteristics of one of the best dividend ...
  3. Hard and Soft Due Diligence: What's the Difference?

    Learn about the differences between "hard" and "soft" due diligence in a mergers and acquisitions deal (M&A) and why soft ...
  4. How UPS Plans to Benefit from Its Coyote Acquisition

    Understand the business models of UPS and Coyote Logistics. Learn about the top four ways in which UPS will benefit from ...
  5. How Diversifying Can Help You Manage Market Mayhem

    The recent market volatility, while not unexpected, has certainly been hard for any investor to digest.
  6. Why MACD Divergence Is an Unreliable Signal

    MACD divergence is a popular method for predicting reversals, but unfortunately it isn't very accurate. Learn the weaknesses ...
  7. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Caterpillar Stock

    Learn about the primary risks faced by Caterpillar's investors. Discover why global macroeconomic cycles and currency fluctuations ...
  8. A Look at 6 Leading Female Value Investors

    In an industry still largely predominated by men, we look at 6 leading female value investors working today.
  9. Best Ways to Send Large Sums of Money Abroad

    Understand why it may be difficult to send large sums of money internationally. Learn about the top five ways to send large ...
  10. The Biggest Risks of Investing in FireEye Stock

    Examine the current state of FireEye, Inc., and learn about some of the biggest risks of investing in this cybersecurity ...
  11. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Gilead Stock (GILD)

    Examine the current position of Gilead Sciences, Inc., and learn the major risks for investors considering buying Gilead ...
  12. What's eBay Without PayPal?

    In July 2015, eBay completed its spinoff of PayPal and sold its Enterprise segment. We take a look at eBay's remaining lines ...
  13. Middle Market Investment Banks (PJC, SF)

    We take a close look at investment banks working with middle market companies.
  14. Create a Monte Carlo Simulation Using Excel

    How to apply the Monte Carlo Simulation principles to a game of dice using Microsoft Excel.
  15. Small Cap Investing: How to Think About Illiquidity

    Do your homework, have a long term view, exercise patience, you'll find that investing in small market capitalization stocks ...
  16. AT&T Stock: A Dividend Analysis

    Discover analysis of AT&T dividend policies, and explore the dividend policies of its main competitors, China Mobile Limited ...
  17. Top Reasons IPO Valuations Miss The Mark (MS, ZNGA)

    The costly services of investment banks don’t necessarily guarantee accuracy in IPO pricing.
  18. The Importance Of Tracking The Whisper Number (AAPL, FB)

    Don't let the name fool you: Whisper numbers are making themselves heard. Here's why you should be paying attention.
  19. 3 Low Volatility ETFs to Ride Out Market Turmoil 

    Volatility is part of the current environment, but that doesn't mean investors can't be safe and also capitalize. ETFs can ...
  20. Coca-Cola Stock: A Dividend Analysis (KO)

    Discover analysis of The Coca-Cola Company's dividend policy, and learn about the dividend policies of its competitors, PepsiCo ...
  21. Office Depot and Staples Merger: What You Need to Know (SPLS, ODP)

    A major office-supply company merger is now in the works between Office Depot and Staples. First attempted 18 years ago, ...
  22. How Foreign Exchange Affects Mergers and Acquisitions Deals

    Learn how foreign exchange rates can impact the flows of international merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions, and understand ...
  23. 4 Trends Driving M&A in the Healthcare Industry in 2015

    Learn why there has been a lot of mergers and acquisition activity among health insurers and drug companies in the health ...
  24. 3 Undervalued Mid-Cap Stocks for Your Portfolio (HAIN, SAM)

    These three midcap stocks have significant long-term potential.
  25. Behind WeWork’s $10 Billion Valuation (RGU, BXP)

    We look at the method to the madness behind WeWork's $10 billion valuation.
  26. How to Make Small-Caps Win for Your Portfolio

    Small-cap stocks can offer generous returns, but you need to know how to find the right ones. Here's a little help.
  27. Anheuser (BUD) and Miller Edge Closer to MegaDeal (BUD, SAB.L)

    Anheuser-Busch and SABMiller have agreed to a mammoth deal; here's what that means to investors.
  28. 4 Things to Consider Before Jumping Into the Ferrari IPO (FCAU)

    Understand what is prompting the Ferrari merger and its possible success. Learn about the top four things to consider when ...
  29. Coca-Cola Vs. PepsiCo: Which Stock Should You Buy? (KO, PEP)

    Learn about the bull case for Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. Find out which is more attractive for investors, and learn about the ...
  30. These S&P 500 Companies Hold the Most Cash

    Large cash positions allow for many different options and here's why they are beneficial to shareholders.
  31. 2 Sectors to Explore When Rates Rise

    While the market selloff and declining inflation expectations have lowered the probability of a Fed rate rise, U.S. economic ...
  32. Career Advice: Investment Banking Vs. Equity Research

    Read an in-depth analysis of equity research and investment banking careers, and learn what it is like to work in either ...
  33. 3 Small-Cap Stocks Poised for Large Returns (LHCG, AHS)

    These three small-cap stocks have significant upside potential, but their risk/reward ratios vary.
  34. How Booming Debt Will Turn into Dooming Debt

    Debt can fuel markets for a lengthy period of time, but the end result is never good. Here's why.
  35. Difference Between Restructuring and Refinancing

    Refinancing and restructuring are very different debt reorganization processes to improve finances and avoid bankruptcy. ...
  36. Play the Bear Market With Top Bear Market Funds (EUM)

    Worried of an imminent bear market? Play it safe with these top funds designed to benefit from declines in the stock market.
  37. How To Set Fibonacci Retracement Levels (AAPL, DAL)

    Build Fibonacci retracement and extension grids to identify hidden support and resistance levels that may come into play ...
  38. The World Of High Frequency Algorithmic Trading

    What’s behind the scenes of HFT? Here's a detailed look at the breakneck world of algorithmic and high-frequency trading
  39. Cash Flow Lending Vs. Asset-Based Lending

    When companies need financing, they rely on two primary forms of lending: cash flow-based and asset-based lending. We look ...
  40. The Mysterious Life of Trading Legend W.D. Gann

    Who was trading legend W.D. Gann? Even today, no one really knows whether his feats were real or mythical.
  41. Avoid These Overvalued Blue Chips with Poor Financials (APA, CBS)

    When you are looking for bargains in the stock market, limit your buying to stocks with a verified strong fiancial condition.
  42. An Expert’s Guide to Market Volatility

    A cursory look at the performance of major U.S. averages reveals a modest correction in stocks with relatively little movement ...
  43. The Thrilla in Manila: Yahoo Finance Versus Market Watch (WMT)

    An unbiased comparison of the two major financial tools.
  44. How to Day Trade Sector ETFs Every Day

    Sector ETFs provide a liquid asset that day traders can trade each and every day. Here's how to find which sector ETFs to ...
  45. Top Tips for Inheriting a Book of Clients

    Inheriting another advisor's book of clients can be a big boon. Here are some tips on how to handle the transition.
  46. The Lipper Rating System Explained

    Take a closer look at how Lipper Inc., a subsidiary of Thomson Reuters, determines the ratings for mutual funds in its Lipper ...
  47. 3 Things Investors Should Heed from Puerto Rico

    The Puerto Rican debt crisis matters more than you think. Here's how it could impact you.
  48. Learn How To Trade The Market In 5 Steps

    Learn how to trade the markets with skill and authority, starting with these five basic concepts.
  49. How The TV Industry Struggles To Stay Alive

    Thanks to Netflix and Hulu, modes of distribution are in flux. What does that mean for the TV industry as we know it?
  50. Marijuana Penny Stocks: Where Risk Meets Sin

    Marijuana producers and users, working in a market that's still illegal in many states, are a risky but promising bet for ...
  51. Investing in the Inner Workings of the Internet (CSCO, HPQ)

    A guide for investors looking to bet on the companies that enable the Internet's inner workings
  52. Comparing Spin-offs, Split-Offs and Carve-Outs

    Spin-offs, split-offs and carve-outs are three methods a company can use to divest certain assets, a division or a subsidiary. ...
  53. 8 Best Cloud Storage Solutions for Small Business

    An unbiased list of the top cloud storage solutions for small businesses.
  54. Build a Retirement Portfolio for a Different World

    When it comes to retirement rules of thumb, the financial industry is experiencing new guidelines and the new rules for navigating ...
  55. Two Great Currencies To Profit From Oil Volatility

    U.S. dollar crosses with Canadian and Australian dollars offer easy access to crude oil trends due to their tight correlation ...
  56. Redefining the Stop-Loss

    Using Stop-losses for trading doesn’t mean ‘losing money’, but instead think about the money you'll start saving once you ...
  57. 10 Major Companies Tied to the Apple Supply Chain (AAPL)

    Apple has one of the best supply-chain models. Here are some of the top businesses involved, and the benefits and challenges ...
  58. A Primer On Investing In The Tech Industry

    The tech sector can provide fantastic returns for investors with a little know-how in the field.
  59. Use Options to Hedge Against Iron Ore Downslide

    Using iron ore options is a way to take advantage of a current downslide in iron ore prices, whether for producers or traders.
  60. Use Market Volume Data to Determine a Bottom

    Market bottoms often carve out classic volume patterns that let observant traders make fast and accurate calls.
  61. Fortinet: A Great Play on Cybersecurity (FTNT)

    Discover how a healthy product mix, large-business deal growth and the boom of the cybersecurity industry are all driving ...
  62. 2 Catalysts Driving Intrexon to All-Time Highs

    Examine some of the main reasons for Intrexon stock tripling in price between 2014 and 2015, and consider the company's future ...
  63. Net Neutrality: Pros and Cons

    The fight over net neutrality has become an amazing spectacle. But at its core, it's yet another skirmish in cable television's ...
  64. Understand How Square Works before the IPO

    Square is reported to have filed for an IPO. For interested investors wondering how the company makes money, Investopedia ...
  65. 4 Ways to Find a Penny Stock Worth Millions

    Thinking of trading in risky penny stocks? Use this checklist to find bargains, not scams.
  66. Chinese Slowdown Affects Iron Ore Market

    The Chinese economy's ongoing slowdown is having a major impact on iron ore demand.
  67. Who Actually Trades or Invests In Penny Stocks?

    Although penny stocks are highly speculative, millions of people trade them daily. Here are 10 different types who do.
  68. Has SanDisk Found a Bottom? (SNDK)

    Learn whether SanDisk has found a bottom. SanDisk is a manufacturer of memory-based products used in all sorts of technology ...
  69. Why do Debt to Equity Ratios Vary From Industry to Industry?

    Obtain a better understanding of the debt/equity ratio, and learn why this fundamental financial metric varies significantly ...
  70. A Day in the Life of an Equity Research Analyst

    What does an equity research analyst do on an everyday basis?
  71. ETF Analysis: SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Small Cap

    Learn about the SPDR S&P Emerging Markets Small Cap exchange-traded fund, which invests in small-cap firms traded at the ...
  72. 5 Reasons Thoratec Corp. Keeps Impressing Investors

    Learn about Thoratec Corporation and its position in its industry. Understand five key factors why the company has impressed ...
  73. Investors Need to Stop Shorting GoPro. Here's Why

    Discover why investors should stop shorting GoPro. GoPro has been one of the fastest-growing companies since 2005 with many ...
  74. ETF Analysis: WisdomTree SmallCap Earnings

    Discover the WisdomTree Small Cap Earnings ETF, a fund with a special focus on small-cap and micro-cap stocks with positive ...
  75. Using Moving Averages To Trade The Volatility Index (VIX)

    VIX moving averages smooth out the natural choppiness of the indicator, letting traders and market timers access reliable ...
  76. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze Retail Banks

    Learn about key financial metrics that investors use to evaluate retail banks, and how the industry is fundamentally different ...
  77. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze the Mining Industry

    Discover some the most important financial ratios used by investors and analysts to evaluate companies in the metals and ...
  78. The 5 Biggest Canadian Oil Companies

    Obtain information about some of the largest and most successful major integrated oil corporations that are headquartered ...
  79. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze Airline Companies

    Examine some of the most important financial ratios and performance metrics investors use to evaluate companies in the airline ...
  80. The 6 Worst Technology Stocks of 2015

    Learn about the technology sector and how it has performed in 2015. Understand the six worst performing technology stocks ...
  81. 3 Reasons to Continue to Own Monster Beverage

    Learn more about the Monster Beverage Corporation and some of the primary reasons why investors and market analysts like ...
  82. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze Tech Companies

    Understand the technology industry and the companies that operate in it. Learn about the key financial ratios used to analyze ...
  83. 3 Reasons to Short Monster Beverage

    Learn why, despite the popular perception of Monster Beverage as a high-growth stock, investors may be better off taking ...
  84. The 5 Biggest Canadian Insurance Companies

    Learn more about the insurance industry as a whole, how it functions in Canada, and the five largest Canada-based insurance ...
  85. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze the Hospitality Industry

    Understand the hospitality industry and the types of companies that operate within it. Learn about key financial ratios used ...
  86. How Does ClassPass Work and Make Money?

    Find out how ClassPass makes money, how the company aims to help both businesses and consumers, and why it has been so successful.
  87. Startup Analysis: How Much Is Palantir Worth?

    Learn about the private company Palantir, its valuation and how its valuation was derived. Understand how the company operates ...
  88. A Day In The Life of A Professional Forex Trader

    The professional forex trader lives an affluent lifestyle but pays the price with many hours of research and market watching.
  89. Finding Value in the Selloff Rubble

    Globally and in the United States, stocks are now in correction mode, with the recent erosion in equities in emerging markets ...
  90. 3 Stocks to Invest in the Oil Transportation Industry

    Learn about the oil and gas transportation industry, and discover some of the best oil transportation stocks for investors ...
  91. 3 Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows

    Discover some stocks that are currently trading near their 52-week lows, which may be undervalued and offer a good buying ...
  92. The Upside of Picking Stocks Nobody Follows

    Learn about the upside of picking stocks nobody follows. The less followed a stock, the more opportunity there is for a stock ...
  93. How WeWork Works and Makes Money

    Find out how WeWork makes money by offering flexible, shared office space to out-of-the-cubicle workers like freelancers ...
  94. 5 Things to Know About Planet Fitness Stock

    Learn about Planet Fitness and how it has achieved success. Understand five aspects of the company that have made it an attractive ...
  95. 3 Stocks You Wish You Had Bought in January

    Learn about three stocks investors wish they had bought in January of 2015 due to their performing better than the overall ...
  96. Watch Airline Stocks For Takeoff Potential (AAL, DAL)

    Airline stocks have taken a hit but they show potential for takeoff as a result of low fuel prices, reduced competition and ...
  97. What's The Difference Between Bond & Equity ETFs?

    Learn how different stock ETFs and bond ETFs are, though they actually have quite a few things in common.
  98. Are You a Trend Trader or a Swing Trader?

    Swing traders and trend traders execute market timing strategies that require different skill sets.
  99. Detrended Price Oscillator Trading Strategies (FSLR, TLT)

    The detrended price oscillator (DPO) offers a simple approach to cycle analysis, removing momentum and long-term trends from ...
  100. Using Fibonacci to Analyze Gold (GLD, GC)

    Use Fibonacci studies to analyze gold by picking out hidden harmonic levels that can provide major support or resistance.
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