Stocks Articles

  1. Putting The Greece Deal In Context

    After a number of surprising twists, the recent Greek drama finally took an expected turn with news that Greece and its creditors ...
  2. Choose Abundance and Manage Your Trades Like A Pro

    Professional traders build skills to last a lifetime, not just through the next rally or selloff. Cultivate the psychology ...
  3. Is It the Perfect Time To Buy Seadrill? (SDRL)

    Seadrill's low price is enticing to many investors, but does the company have what it takes to regain its former value?
  4. How The NBA Makes Money (DIS, TWX)

    The National Basketball Association has moved past Major League Baseball to represent the second most popular sport in the ...
  5. 4 Factors that Make or Break Seadrill Stock

    Learn what factors impact the stock price for Seadrill, including crude oil prices, dividend payments, quarterly revenues ...
  6. Will Spain Exit the Euro?

    With a "no" vote in last Sunday’s referendum on whether the Greek people would accept imposed austerity measures, chances ...
  7. How Does FIFA Make Money?

    A look at the hugely successful business model of FIFA.
  8. The Top Companies Owned By Alibaba

    Alibaba has a wide range of businesses, offering many different products and services that cater to every aspect of retailing.
  9. The Most Successful Corporations In The U.S.

    These five iconic American brands epitomize corporate success.
  10. Long-Term Outlook For Duke Energy

    Learn why Duke Energy is showing both positive and negative signs for long-term investors, and understand how an interest ...
  11. Who Are The Biggest Winners From The Greek 'No'?

    Greece’s non-acceptance of the bailout plan has created some winners for European and other global investors to put their ...
  12. Has Seadrill Become a Risky Investment?

    Investing in big oil stocks has long been a safe haven for investors, but falling oil prices and a suspended dividend payment ...
  13. Greece or China: Which is the Bigger Worry?

    A look at Greece, China and other economic concerns, as well as how to invest given the current environment.
  14. Mastering Stop Placement

    Place the stop loss where, if hit, the reasons you took the trade are no longer valid.
  15. Target Vs. Walmart: Who's Winning The Big Box War?

    Wal-Mart dwarfs Target in number of stores, total assets, and market cap. But which company is more profitable?
  16. Is Gillette's Market Edge Becoming Razor-Thin?

    Despite Gillette's success with the razor-and-blades strategy, the increasing popularity of beards and new competition may ...
  17. Making Money The Wyckoff Way

    Richard Wyckoff established key principles on tops, bottoms, and trends in the early decades of the 20th century.
  18. Interpreting Overnight Action In The Index Futures

    Overnight action in index futures sets the tone for the U.S. market day. Traders can use 24-hour index futures charts to ...
  19. How To Make Money Using Tobin's Q Ratio

    Although it seems simple, Tobin's Q Ratio is more complex than it appears. We explore some of its main strengths and weaknesses.
  20. Know When To Buy & Hold It, Know When To Fold It

    A passive buy-and-hold strategy using ETFs is one of the most efficient ways of building a portfolio.
  21. S&P 500 Vs. Russell 2000 ETF: Which Should You Get?

    We look at the differences of investing in the S&P 500 vs. the Russell 2000 exchange-traded fund, and when to choose the ...
  22. Pros & Cons Of A Passive Buy And Hold Strategy

    Forget market timing: we look at the pros and cons of the tried, tested, and true strategy of buying and holding stocks for ...
  23. Strategies For Playing The Confirmation Trade

    Trends often escalate when the confirmation process is completed after a breakout or breakdown.
  24. Three Types Of Profit Protection Stops

    Three types of profit protection stops lock in profits at different stages in the progression of a successful trade.
  25. Trading With Stage Analysis (NRG, NKE)

    Stage analysis offers market participants a powerful tool to identify current market conditions and make rapid adjustments ...
  26. Top Natural Gas Stocks Worth Considering

    The stock prices of the largest natural gas producers are at 12-month lows, creating an opportunity for investors. Here are ...
  27. Costco’s Business Model Is Smarter Than You Think

    Why is Costco so successful? What differentiates the company from its competitors and why is its profit so small compared ...
  28. The Risks Of Investing In The Gun Industry

    Investing in the gun industry could be an interesting proposition, but it all depends on timing.
  29. How To Analyze Netflix's Income Statements

    Learn how to read Netflix's income statement, calculate net income and interpret EPS to evaluate the company's current financial ...
  30. Should You Short These Debt-Laden Stocks? (PBI, FTR)

    These stocks have high debt-to-equity ratios making them prime candidates to short.
  31. 3 Stocks To Buy and Hold For the Rest of 2015 (PRU, MKTX)

    One of the dominant themes to consider for 2015 is the normalization of monetary policy as the Fed raises interest rates.
  32. Whole Foods, Price Gouging And Sky-High Margins

    Over the years Whole Foods Market has grown to have more than 360 stores in the US and abroad. However, this company is not ...
  33. Are Fast-Casual Restaurants Overvalued?

    Can fast-casual restaurants actually grow to the levels that investors believe they can?
  34. How To Profit From M&A Announcements

    We look at four strategies that seek to profit from merger and acquisitions announcements.
  35. 5 Things Investors Can Learn From Shark Tank

    Retail investors can watch "Shark Tank" to learn how the wealthy analyze investment opportunities.
  36. What’s Driving Markets Today

    While U.S. stocks managed to eke out modest gains last week, it wasn’t without some violent swings along the way.
  37. BlackBerry: A Story Of Constant Success & Failure

    BlackBerry's history of success and failure is demonstrated by extreme volatility in its stock price. Investopedia explores ...
  38. Who's The Stronger Stock: Amazon or eBay?

    Learn how revenue, profitability, valuation metrics, active user base and seller ratings measure the success of Amazon and ...
  39. What A Tech Bubble Could Mean For The Economy

    Are technology stocks in a bubble? And if so, what might the consequences be?
  40. Using Bullish Candlestick Patterns To Buy Stocks

    These five popular candlestick chart patterns signal a bullish reversal in downtrend.
  41. What Is The Value In Value Investing?

    Value investing has its advantages, but it also has significant drawbacks. We look at the pros and cons.
  42. Profitable Long-Term Consolidation Patterns

    Long-term consolidation patterns set up high reward opportunities for patient market players.
  43. The Business Model Of Private Prisons

    How does the business model of private prisons work?
  44. Debunking 8 Myths About Technical Analysis

    Investopedia exposes a few common myths about technical analysis.
  45. When Will Google Get Its Mojo Back?

    Google stock could play catch-up in coming years.
  46. The CVS Target Deal: A Healthy Union?

    The CVS Health and Target deal should be a win for both. Here's an analysis with a twist.
  47. These Red Flags Could Signal A Change In Trend

    Early warning signals allow traders to take action before a change in trend traps the prevailing crowd.
  48. The Most Crucial Financial Ratios For Penny Stocks

    Given adequate financial disclosure, investors can use some of the same financial ratios for valuing blue chip stocks to ...
  49. Can Microsoft Apps Compete With Android & Apple?

    Microsoft's answer to the smartphone crazy is the Windows Phone. The obvious problem with Windows Phones in an ever-connected ...
  50. Will Downsizing Your Home Pay Off?

    A little math can help you determine whether downsizing your home is worth it. It involves subtracting the costs of such ...
  51. Top Reasons to Invest in Google

    There's three main reasons Google stands to succeed for years to come.
  52. How Gloomy Headlines Support Eurozone Stocks

    It's hard to miss the many headlines on Europe lately with news ranging from Greece’s debt saga to the details of ongoing ...
  53. Should You Buy Honda Stock Before The HondaJet Launch?

    Can the launch of HondaJet, a private business jet, add value to Honda's stock prices? Investopedia explores the investment ...
  54. Is Snapchat Overvalued?

    Snapchat has been valued at $10 billion, but it's unclear how profitable the private company really is.
  55. Cash Flow Is King: How to Keep it Running

    Why is cash flow so important, and what steps can a business take to improve it?
  56. 5 Great Stocks You Didn't Know Existed

    If you're looking for new investment opportunities, check out these five stocks that tend to fly under the radar of popular ...
  57. Most Important Mergers And Acquisitions Of 2015

    Nearly halfway through the year, 2015 is proving to be a big one for mergers and acquisitions.
  58. The Top 3 Reasons Southwest's Stock Is a 'Buy'

    Discover the key differences between Southwest Airlines and other major U.S. airlines that have made Southwest a major business ...
  59. 10 Ways to Nurse Cash Flow in Healthcare

    Running a business in healthcare? You might want to rethink cash flow management practices.
  60. Microsoft Is Paying Dividends. Is Its Share Price Undervalued Or Overvalued Based ...

    How can you use the dividend discount model to estimate the value the common stock of Microsoft?
  61. Amazon Prime Now: A Strategy To Disrupt Retailers

    With Prime Now, Amazon tackles the on-demand economy and threatens to remove the instant gratification advantage of brick-and-mortar ...
  62. 10 Ways to Loosen Up Your Cash Flow

    Cash flow is king. Here are a few ways to fatten it up.
  63. How to Help Clients with Cash Flow Issues

    Sometimes your spending gets out of hand or income has a hiccup. Here's how financial advisors can help clients who have ...
  64. How to Improve Your Cash Flow in Manufacturing

    Here are 10 ways to to improve a manufacturer's cash flow.
  65. 10 Ways to Improve Cash Flow in Construction

    Improving cash flow in construction requires some sector-specific strategies.
  66. Why It's The Right Time To Buy Rite Aid

    Recently considered to be a distressed stock, learn whether or not Rite Aid is currently undervalued.
  67. Grocery Wars: Who Will Win in 5 Years?

    Grocery stores have been slowly transitioning to become the kind of grocery stores that Millennials want and need.
  68. Will J.C. Penney Ever Recover?

    After a series of drastic missteps, J.C. Penney may finally be making a turnaround.
  69. Is Smaller Better When Investing Overseas?

    When it comes to global stocks think small (and not in a market-cap sense). Smaller developed nations have outperformed larger ...
  70. Salesforce Buyout

    It’s been over a month now since buyout rumors first began to circulate after sources revealed that Salesforce, the biggest ...
  71. How U.S. Election News Affects The Dow

    We explain the relationship between US politics, election news, and the performance of the Dow.
  72. Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Business's Cash Flow

    Improving cash flow from receivables provides more capital for day-to-day operations and innovation. Here are 10 ways to ...
  73. Top 5 Most Profitable Hotel Companies

    How can companies control so many properties and rooms? The same way McDonald’s controls 35,000 restaurants: franchise agreements.
  74. Kohl's: Does a Broken Stock Mean a Broken Company?

    Kohl's stock is broken, but the company is strong.
  75. How to Exit Your Small Business with Grace

    Here is a guide for how best to leave your baby — your small business.
  76. Places To Consider Riding Out The Rate Change

    Despite multiple signs that global growth remains sluggish, bond yields recently hit fresh highs for the year.
  77. Finding A Discount On Your Next Bond Investment

    Discount rates have nothing to do with buying things on sale. Rather, it helps you figure out how much to pay today for a ...
  78. Should You Wade Into The Dark Pools Of Liquidity?

    Dark pools of liquidity allow big investors to trade away from the public eye. They limit market impact but may leave small ...
  79. Will Zynga's New Strategy Win Back Mobile Gamers?

    Explore the history and current activities of the Web game developer Zynga, and learn what the company is doing to make a ...
  80. How Much Is Your Investment Worth? A Look At TVM

    Investors are always searching for ways to calculate what an investment is worth. What will the money we invest today be ...
  81. Gauging Entry And Exit Signals With Range Bars

    Wide range price bars often generate important signals that traders can use for timely entry or exit.
  82. How New Traders Can Downplay Costs

    Concentrate on learning to play the game well in your first year as a trader, avoiding high information costs.
  83. 10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Amazon (AMZN)

    Learn some interesting facts about Amazon.com Incorporated, the history behind Amazon's name and the hidden services and ...
  84. Why There's No Such Thing As A Stock 'Free Ride'

    If you're not familiar with freeriding and you're trading stocks, you should be. Although it sometimes happens unintentionally, ...
  85. How Private Equity Dividends Work

    Everything you didn't know about private equity dividends.
  86. Which is the Better Bet: Amazon or eBay?

    Amazon and eBay are solid ecommerce companies, but the former is more innovative and diversified. Plus, a third is about ...
  87. Nokia-Alcatel: Does the Risk Trump the Reward?

    Deals where two companies have lots to gain are great, but that doesn't always guarantee success.
  88. The 15 Fastest-Growing RIAs

    Registered investment advisors are consolidating their business and assets. Here are 15 of the fastest-growing RIAs.
  89. How to Profit from the Generic Drug Trend

    Generic drugs are poised to steal market share as patent protections on a number of branded drugs expire. Investors should ...
  90. Is a Stock's Trade Volume Important?

    Stock volume is easy to calculate but understanding its importance is a little more involved. Take the time because it's ...
  91. Why Zynga's Stock Should Be On Your Radar (ZNGA, FB)

    Take a closer look at game developer, Zynga, and the reasons why the company's stock may be attractive to investors at the ...
  92. Why To Pay Attention To Today’s Buyback Boom

    There has been a lot of debate recently about whether today’s buyback boom, $133 billion for S&P companies, is good or bad ...
  93. Diversify Your Asia Holdings with These 4 Stocks

    If you're looking for diversification in Asia, consider these four stocks.
  94. Sports Stocks to Pump Up Your Portfolio

    Want to play some sports stocks? Here's a handful of known names to consider.
  95. Can Under Armour Catch Nike?

    Under Armour has become the second-largest athletic apparel company in the world, trailing only Nike. How did it get there, ...
  96. One Thing To Consider After An Uptrend

    A breakdown at support could eventually yield a profitable trading opportunity in the opposite direction.
  97. Look For These Red Flags In The Income Statement

    Companies can overstate their revenues and understate their losses to boost investor confidence. Learn how to spot the these ...
  98. Do Record Stock Highs Signal A Top?

    Despite higher rates, U.S. stocks have been posting new records in recent weeks, despite investor concerns about slowing ...
  99. Online Gaming Industry Stocks

    A look at some of the top stocks in the online gaming industry.
  100. Invest In Cyber Security With These Stocks

    Learn about some amazing cyber security plays in this hot sector.
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