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  1. How MasterCard Makes its Money (MA)

    An in depth look at MasterCard and its future prospects as an investment.
  2. Why Kraft-Heinz Will Be a Winner Long-Term (KRFT, BRK.A)

    Kraft and Heinz are now one. This should present a profitable long-term investment opportunity, but isn't likely to be smooth ...
  3. WhatsApp: The Best Facebook Purchase Ever?

    WhatsApp is Facebook's largest acquisition to date. What makes it worth the major price tag?
  4. The Saudi Stock Exchange

    This article argues that investment in the Saudi Stock Exchange's petroleum sector is a good move for long-term investors.
  5. The Risks And Rewards Of Pharma Stocks

    While pharmaceutical stocks have certain risks, big pharma companies have stable cash flows and pricing power, offering opportunities ...
  6. How To Make Money With Motif

    Motif Investing has enabled investors to create a diversified portfolio, or motif, with relative ease.
  7. How Investment Risk Is Quantified

    FInancial advisors and wealth management firms use a variety of tools based in Modern portfolio theory to quantify investment ...
  8. 5 Things That Are Hard To Do With Bad Credit

    When your credit score slumps, many other things in your life can also start to slide downward. How to recognize the situation ...
  9. How McDonald's Makes its Money (MCD) (FB, MCD)

    Even when it has an underperforming year, McDonald’s is still one of the most profitable companies around.
  10. Is Quantitative Easing Destroying The Euro?

    Quantitative easing being undertaken by the ECB to stabilize the Eurozone economies is sure to have some impact in decreasing ...
  11. How The Islamic State (IS) Got Its Start

    Despite its relatively new emergence in radical Islamist terrorism, the Islamic State, or ISIS, has been around for nearly ...
  12. What is Meerkat and How Does It Work?

    Meerkat is a mobile app that connects to users' Twitter networks to broadcast a live stream.
  13. How Citigroup Makes its Money

    As a business, Citi has everything going for it. Scale, operational breadth...and the ear of key policymakers.
  14. The Pointless, Persistent US Sanctions Against North Korea

    The U.S and its allies have been imposing sanctions against North Korea for decades. The latest sanctions over hacking of ...
  15. Top Brokers Offering Tools For Covered Calls

    Here are the brokers that offer the best tools for investors and traders to write covered calls and covered puts.
  16. Bank of America's 2015 Outlook (BAC)

    An in-depth look at BofA, one of the most widely-traded stocks on Wall Street.
  17. Is This Dividend Stock A Value Or Value Trap?

    We can say that Fifth Street Finance has had a rough year, but there's a huge difference between an undervalued stock and ...
  18. 5 Reasons Sirius XM Haters Are Gone

    Bears continue to clear out of Sirius XM Holdings. There were fewer than 146 million of its shares sold short by the end ...
  19. Sierra Wireless Benefits From These Megatrends

    We take a closer look at how Sierra Wireless' transition from 2G to 3G and 4G technologies, has impacted its business today, ...
  20. The 3 Biggest Risks For GoPro Stock

    GoPro's popular performance videos are proliferating the interwebs at increasing rates, but may investors might not be yet ...
  21. Analyzing Risks On The Upcoming UK General Elections

    Rising UK political risk keeps investors funds on the sideline.
  22. Why Westport Innovations Will Keep Struggling (WPRT)

    The energy sector has been a minefield for investors, with many companies seeing their business models threatened by lower ...
  23. Will American Airlines Fall Back To Earth In 2015?

    The airline industry enjoys blockbuster profits, and American Airlines Group has been a key beneficiary of the favorable ...
  24. 3 Areas 3D Systems Is Working To Improve

    3D Systems has taken a jack-of-all-trades approach to its market opportunity in 3D printing, striving to become a leader ...
  25. 3 Growth Opportunities For ARM Holdings

    ARM Holdings highlighted several growth opportunities in its most recent roadshow presentation. Here are three of the large ...
  26. Qualcomm's New Buyback Program Is Well-Timed

    Qualcomm announced after market close on Monday that they had approved a new stock buyback program, authorizing to repurchase ...
  27. Should You Consider Nuance Communications?

    It's been a turbulent few years for Nuance Communications, even as voice-powered virtual assistants continue to rise in popularity ...
  28. The Best Stock To Buy When Biotech Stocks Tumble

    Since 2013, Biotech's return has tripled the S&P 500, and that may mean that with the market slipping lately, biotech's ...
  29. The Smartest Way To Play Tobacco Stocks

    While the United States economy continues to grow, the U.S. tobacco industry keeps shrinking.
  30. How FuelCell Energy Stands Out From The Crowd

    FuelCell Energy stands out from most companies in the fuel cell industry by concentrating on a different niche that involves ...
  31. Are Your Investments Taking On Unnecessary Risk?

    Follow these tips to successfully manage portfolio risk.
  32. Is Rite Aid Sustaining Its Positive Streak?

    Rite Aid Corp makes progress on profitability and after years of restructuring and consolidation began making investments ...
  33. Chesapeake Energy Sees History Repeating Itself

    Chesapeake was on the wrong side of natural gas when its price plunged in 2012, and it appears to be repeating itself after ...
  34. Can American Capital Agency Maintain Its Dividend?

    Dividend investors know that real estate investment trusts with REITs that invest in mortgage-backed securities produce double-digit ...
  35. Is Arena Pharmaceuticals In Trouble? (ARNA)

    Arena Pharmaceuticals' approval of its weight-loss drug Belviq in 2012 has brought anticipations so high that its share price ...
  36. Will Ride Sharing Crush Medallion Financial?

    Driving a taxi cab is far from a glamorous business, but in many areas of the country, it's a business that involves a lot ...
  37. Is Union Pacific Still A Good Dividend Stock?

    It is impossible for a competitor to secure enough right-of-way real estate and cost advantages to compete with U.S. Class ...
  38. The Motley Fool vs. TheStreet: Which Is Which?

    Motley Fool and TheStreet.com provide financial news and other investment services, but each has unique traits that will ...
  39. How Two Harbors Uses Derivatives To Manage Risk

    Mortgage REITs, like Two Harbors , have cut their dividend payments as interest rate trends have eaten into profitability ...
  40. This Report Is Bad News For Prospect Capital

    According to a federal government report, the quality of leveraged loans has begun to deteriorate. Prospect Capital specializes ...
  41. Motif Investing Broker Review: Easy Thematic Investing

    A review of Motif Investing, a new online brokerage that brings thematic investing to individual investors and financial ...
  42. Solar Power Gets Some Major Backers (TAN, NYLD) (GOOG, AAPL)

    While solar hasn’t lived up its potential, the times are changing. New investment has surged. For investors, this could be ...
  43. Will This Be Opko Health's Big Year?

    Investors have pinned high hopes on Opko Health , a development-stage healthcare company spearheaded by billionaire healthcare ...
  44. SolarCity's Soaring Business In 3 Charts

    SolarCity's stock may be down about 40% in the last 12 months, but its underlying business is growing rapidly.
  45. Will Kinder Morgan Have a Growth Problem In 2016?

    One thing investors likely love about Kinder Morgan is its robust backlog of future projects, like growing its generous dividend ...
  46. How To Invest In The Saudi Arabia Stock Exchange

    We look at the recent and upcoming developments in the Saudi Stock Exchange and how to invest in that market.
  47. Down More Than 60%, Is 3D Printing Stock a Buy?

    It's not easy to find stocks that have sold off in the past year, but 3D Systems's shares have taken a nosedive in the beginning ...
  48. Annaly Capital Management Q4 Reports $658 M Loss

    Annaly Capital Management reported a net loss of $658 million thanks to the mortgage REIT's strategy of hedging its exposure ...
  49. A Close Look At Caterpillar's Solid Dividend

    Because Caterpillar is the largest construction and mining equipment manufacturer in the world, investors can count on it ...
  50. 1 Chart LINN Energy Investors Need To See

    Numbers don't always tell the full story. Take, for example, the long-term chart for LINN Energy which was expected to be ...
  51. China Wants To Shed Reputation As Tech Copycat

    China is better known for manufacturing and replicating successful tech products than it is for pushing the tech envelope. ...
  52. 2015's Most Promising Stocks

    A short list of stocks with strong potential for 2015 and beyond.
  53. How Cognitive Bias Affects Your Business

    Human beings often act irrationally when it comes to business decisions. Behavioral finance explains the difference between ...
  54. How 3M Makes its Money (MMM)

    3M specializes in businesses in which few aspiring entrants have neither the patience nor the capital to build market share.
  55. How Do Financial Regulations Affect Smaller Banks?

    Not to big to fail? We explain how US financial regulations affect smaller banks.
  56. Are Personal Loan Platforms Your Best Bet?

    Peer-to-peer lending platforms, such as Lending Tree, Lending Club and Prosper, offer borrowers newfound leverage. Here's ...
  57. Understand Market Order Types

    Buying and selling stock can be a lot like buying or selling a car. Traders should use and understand tools such as market ...
  58. What Cuba-U.S. Relations Means For U.S. Industry

    The restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba could mean big profits for U.S. travel, agriculture, and financial services ...
  59. How American Express Makes its Money (AXP, MA)

    Consumers like novelty, reliability, variety, and other subjective qualities. But what really keeps them coming back to American ...
  60. Risk Management Techniques For Selling Covered Calls (IBM)

    Shorting covered calls is a popular options trade strategy. Here are the methods to mitigate the risk/loss and enhance profits ...
  61. How CVS Makes its Money

    Want proof that brick-and-mortar businesses aren't dead? Just look at this company.
  62. MarketWatch Versus Bloomberg: A Comparison

    As part of a series comparing popular finance websites, Investopedia conducts an unbiased review of MarketWatch and Bloomberg. ...
  63. How a Protective Collar Works

    We define a protective collar, using Apple (AAPL) as an example. A protective collar is a combination of a covered call plus ...
  64. Just Forget About The 'B' And 'R' In 'BRIC' (BKF, HAO)

    While the BRICs had great promise, the time may have come to part with Russia and Brazil. The good times continue to roll ...
  65. Do You Know How To Beat Your Broker?

    Want more returns? Give less of it to your broker! Keep your costs down, starting with broker costs.
  66. Top 10 Questions To Ask About Your Overnight Exposure

    The last hour of the trading day is the perfect time to ask these questions about your overnight exposure.
  67. Use Fibonacci To Point Out Profitable Trades

    Use these two original Fibonacci techniques to pinpoint the patterns in stock movements, and the most reliable entry and ...
  68. Alibaba Options: Ownership Benefits With Less Risk

    US investors can use options as a way to benefit from the profitability of Chinese-owned Alibaba while minimizing the downside ...
  69. Money Lessons From Disney's Scrooge McDuck

    Forbes magazine ranked Scrooge McDuck as the richest fictional character in the world in 2013 with a net worth of $65.4 billion. ...
  70. 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 ...
  71. Financial Analysis: Southwest vs Jet Blue

    Shareholders will continue to be drawn by Southwest’s and JetBlue’s proven business models.
  72. Buying Facebook Stock, A Beginner’s Guide

    This straightforward guide helps the novice investor feel more adept at buying a stock, such as Facebook (FB).
  73. Investing In (And With) Lending Club: How It Works

    The trick isn’t to buy the stock of the San Francisco-based LendingClub — it’s to become an investor in the loans the company ...
  74. The Motley Fool vs Seeking Alpha

    This is a comparison of two of the most popular investment research sites: The Motley Fool and Seeking Alpha.
  75. How Union Pacific Is Essential To The U.S. Economy

    If you need to ship titanic volumes of sundry products across sweeping distances, nothing's better than rail, where Union ...
  76. The Bloomberg Terminal: Step By Step

    Bloomberg is synonymous with investment information- its media outlet and software/hardware are used by most, if not all, ...
  77. Is the Stock Correlation Strategy Effective?

    The synchronized movement among stocks and markets in recent years is challenging diversification.
  78. How ConocoPhillips Makes Its Money

    By focusing on upstream production and farming out subsequent links in the chain, ConocoPhillips maximizes profits in a very ...
  79. Bloomberg Vs Morningstar: Key similarities & differences of 2 financial data providers

    Bloomberg and Morningstar are established leaders in financial industry. They're similar but certainly not identical. Investopedia ...
  80. How United Technologies Makes its Money

    If you flown in an airplane, shopped for food or sat comfortably in a hot climate, you've probably used a United Technologies ...
  81. Are Shipping Stocks Due For A Rally?

    Several bullish catalysts are lining up in favor of shipping companies. Their current cheapness may not last for long, though, ...
  82. Alibaba IPO: Why List In the U.S.?

    For companies like Alibaba, a U.S. listing can provide some benefits that they can't find at the exchanges nearer to home. ...
  83. LG As A Case Study Of A Successful Enterprise Resource Planning System

    Enterprise Resource Planning Systems require careful thought, consideration and engagement from all stakeholders. LG is a ...
  84. What's the Role of an Investment Bank?

    Investment banks provide financial advice to businesses and governments and help them raise capital through the sale of stocks, ...
  85. How Amgen Makes Billions On Just A Few Drugs

    Amgen produces relatively few drugs, but that's doesn't mean it's any less essential or profitable. Here's a look at the ...
  86. How Apple And Samsung Compare ... And Coexist

    Taking a break from how their ubiquitous smartphones stack up, investopedia takes a look at the similarities and difference ...
  87. Home Depot's Profitability: The Unvarnished Truth

    As long as people want to maintain and beautify their surroundings, Home Depot will continue to accommodate them — and at ...
  88. 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 ...
  89. 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, ...
  90. A Look Into The Secrets Of Venture Capitalism

    Venture capitalists own an equity stake in the start-up and have a say in the functioning of the company. Investments are ...
  91. Investor, Know Thyself: Choose A Stock Category Based On Your Risk Tolerance

    Choosing the right investment isn't just about choosing the right investment. It also requires that you intimiately understand ...
  92. Why Hewlett-Packard Continues To Reinvent Itself

    The pressure to reinvent oneself is huge in the tech sector, and Hewlett-Packard's move to divide into two units is evidence.
  93. How You Depend On Qualcomm Every Day

    You may not know it, but you probably depend on a Qualcomm product just about every day. Here's how.
  94. The Handy Guide To Global Stock Market Holidays

    Exchanges close on holidays--which vary by country. If you're a global trader, it's useful to have this handy Investopedia ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. 5 Things To Know About the Markets

    Investors: Here are your five things to know about the market today.
  97. Inside Intel: A Look At The Mega Chipmaker

    There's a very good chance that you've utilized an Intel chip today. Here's how the chipmaker became so ubiquitous.
  98. How Bank of America Holds 1/8 of All U.S. Deposits

    Bank of America isn't America's central bank, but given its size and spread, you could be forgiven this misapprehension.
  99. JPMorgan Chase: Too Big (And Profitable) To Fail

    If there's any bank that's too big to fail, JPMorgan Chase & Co. may very well be the best example. Just look at its ...
  100. How To Research Volatile Stocks

    Volatile stocks scare some investors--they're worried about something they need to keep an eye on. Fortunately, great software ...
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