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  1. The Pros and Cons of Executives' Pay Tied to Stock Performance

    Watch for situations where lavish executive compensation is either not justified by total shareholder return or rationalized ...
  2. Did Apple Stock Become a Value Trap? (AAPL)

    Explore an analysis of its fundamental ratios, and learn why Apple may be a value stock despite experiencing slowed iPhone ...
  3. Chart of the Week: The Global Dynamic That’s Pushing Yields Lower

    Find out why global bond yields continue their downward trend to two things: easy central bank policy and Brexit-induced ...
  4. 8 Tech Companies With Acquisition Potential (ACIA)

    According to Goldman Sachs, these eight technology companies could be acquired next.
  5. 8 Companies That Could Be Acquired Next (SHAK)

    LinkedIn has just been acquired by Microsoft. Who might be next?
  6. 4 Tips to Evaluate Growth Companies (KO, AAPL)

    Discover the best metrics for stock investors to utilize when selecting and evaluating the best opportunities in growth investing.
  7. Buffett's Moat: Is Intel's Competitive Advantage Sustainable? (INTC)

    Examine Intel's economic moat to assess its width and sustainability. Can Intel's competitive advantage keep returns above ...
  8. Franklin Templeton's Highest Performing Mutual Fund

    A complete summary and performance review of Franklin Templeton's best performing fund since inception, the Franklin International ...
  9. What Is the Best Measure of a Company's Financial Health?

    Discover the single best financial metric that investors can use for determining the financial health and long-term sustainability ...
  10. Why Companies Delisted from Indexes Can Be a Buy (OI)

    Learn about a value-investing strategy that takes advantage of stocks that may represent a bargain when they're delisted ...
  11. Buffett's Moat: Is Apple's Competitive Advantage Sustainable? (AAPL)

    Examine the width and sustainability of Apple's economic moat. Find out how brand loyalty, economies of scale and network ...
  12. 3 Things to Know Before Taking Sell Side Recommendations

    Learn about the equity research process to understand the incentives faced by published research analysts. How should investors ...
  13. 4 Cases When M&A Strategy Failed for the Acquirer (EBAY, BAC)

    Learn about four corporate mergers that were either unsuccessful or faced critical challenges. Discover which factors can ...
  14. How Low Interest Rates Are Hurting Private Tech Companies (GS)

    Discover how the Federal Reserve's low interest rate policy is harming the private technology market, possibly creating another ...
  15. Why this Emerging Region Has Room to Grow

    Learn how disruptive innovation could lead to powerful changes in Latin America and create economic opportunities for more ...
  16. Is Investment Banking Peaking? (PFE, AGN)

    Learn about the numerous challenges facing investment banking and explore whether the industry is peaking.
  17. Is the Private Equity Bubble Still Expanding? (GS)

    Learn about the factors influencing valuations in the private equity market. Find out if there is a private tech bubble and ...
  18. What’s Ahead for U.S. Payrolls

    We share a response to this question recently posed by Fed Chair: “Will monthly payroll gains move up toward the solid pace ...
  19. 3 Catalysts for U.S. Equity Market Correction (KMI, SWN)

    Find out what hedge fund manager David Tepper and other top market analysts foresee for the U.S. economy and the stock market ...
  20. How M&A Breakups Are Hurting Investment Banks' Profits (PFE, ACT)

    Discover what happens when mergers and acquisitions fail. Learn about three major deals that have fallen through in 2016 ...
  21. 4 Reasons for the IPO Market Slowdown in 2016 (IPO)

    Pay attention to the length of time a company waits before going public and whether the prolonged period brings excessive ...
  22. Business Cycle Investing: Ratios to Use For Each Cycle

    Examine economic and sector performance over the business cycle to determine which ratios are most important for each phase ...
  23. Why Buybacks Can Be a Waste of Cash (BX, BAC)

    Learn the motivations behind share repurchase programs, including how they can mask slowing organic growth and why many companies ...
  24. NB SRI Team In Support of Limiting Methane Emissions

    On March 10, 2016, the US and Canada announced that the two countries would aim to cut methane (CH4) emissions in the oil ...
  25. High Yield Plays a Supporting Role

    Here is a good reminder of why most of us invest in bonds: to help provide diversification against our equity holdings.
  26. Best Dividend Stocks With Solid Financial Health (AAPL, GILD)

    Learn how Apple, Gilead Sciences and Valero Energy are financially strong, dividend-paying large-cap companies with a potential ...
  27. Does the S&P 500 Still Have 20% Downside Risk?

    Find out what top bond fund manager Jeffrey Gundlach foresees for the U.S. stock market in 2016, and discover two investments ...
  28. Value, Defensive or Cheap Stocks: What's the Difference?

    Do not confuse value stocks with cheap stocks and defensive stocks. Follow a system for identifying value stocks by perusing ...
  29. Netflix's Growth Is Decelerating: Should Investors Still Buy? (NFLX, AMZN)

    Find out why Netflix stock may not be a good buy for the long term, when its growth is decelerating without other non-subscription ...
  30. Charts Lie, and So Do Your Statements

    Nearly anyone who looks at charts is wrong in their conclusions about performance. Why?
  31. Neutral Corner

    In looking at the current market climate, something to find particularly striking is the dichotomy between investor sentiment ...
  32. S&P 500: Companies Continue to Report Revenues Below Estimate

    Discover why companies are missing revenue estimates but clearing their earnings estimates, and what that might mean for ...
  33. Robert Olstein On Index Investing and Value Investing (SPY)

    Find out why fund manager Robert Olstein trusts fundamental value investing strategies, and how his approach differs from ...
  34. Tech Bubbles: How the Dot-Com Era Differs From 2016 (AAPL, CSCO)

    Pay attention to the escalating valuations of pre-IPO companies in 2016, as several will rise above the $10 billion level ...
  35. What Price to Pay for Yield?

    Investors are increasingly willing to pay a premium for any alternative. The question now is: how much is too much?
  36. The Narrowing Corridor of Global Growth

    Global growth appeared to sputter earlier this year, roiling markets. However, investors should get used to living in a moderate ...
  37. The Case for Merger Appraisal Rights

    In this article, we discuss appraisal rights in detail and why we believe the strategy represents a compelling investment ...
  38. Early Innings of a Multiyear Investment Opportunity?

    We provide our outlook for both traditional distressed and more niche credit strategies, and assess the opportunities managers ...
  39. Yahoo: Make 20% from a Stock Back in Balance (YHOO)

    Investopedia columnist Jordan Rohan on what we know about Yahoo shares--and equally importantly, what we don't know.
  40. 3 Reasons Why Hedge Funds Are Bearish on China (GWLLF, 0590.HK)

    Learn some of the major reasons why many top hedge fund managers are adopting or maintaining a bearish stance toward China.
  41. 4 Ratios to Evaluate Dividend Stocks

    Discover details about fundamental analysis ratios that could help to evaluate dividend paying stocks, and learn how to calculate ...
  42. Biotech Stocks: Are They Back?

    The bearish trends over the past year have started to reverse themselves which has benefted the biotech industry
  43. Municipal Bonds Offer Something More for Everyone

    Are municipal bonds really for me? The popular perception is that tax-exempt income only benefits those investors in the ...
  44. Berkshire Hathaway Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (BRK.A)

    Review the capital structure of Berkshire Hathaway, and understand how equity and debt capitalization and enterprise value ...
  45. Chart of the Week: Why It’s Time for Caution?

    This week’s chart helps illustrate why we’re taking a more cautious view of global equities over the near term.
  46. Event-Driven Equity – Hedge Fund Crowding Overshadows

    Learn why selling pressure from several large hedge funds has led to meaningful underperformance in more heavily trafficked ...
  47. Value Investing: Why Investors Care About Free Cash Flow Over EBITDA

    Examine value investing philosophy and methodology to see why free cash flow is more important than EBITDA in pure intrinsic ...
  48. Commodities Relative Value

    In this special report, we take a close look at the hedge fund segment, considering key characteristics and performance trends, ...
  49. Is Amazon Going to Be Worth $6,000 Per Share? (AMZN)

    Find out why Amazon stock is not going to be worth $6,000 per share in 10 years and what future price for the stock investors ...
  50. Verizon Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (VZ)

    Investigate Verizon's capital structure, and understand how debt and equity capitalization and enterprise value interact ...
  51. The Share Buyback Report: The Consumer Staples Sector

    Analyze share repurchase data for the consumer staples sector. Identify the factors that influence buybacks over time and ...
  52. Stay Defensive with Your Summer Portfolio

    With odds of a rate hike increasing, and an election in November, investors should look to rotate towards the defensive sectors ...
  53. Keep Calm and Add More Carry

    Investors need to consider the role of positive cash flow which is referred to as “carry” by financial professionals. Here ...
  54. How Healthy Are Costco's Financials Versus Its Peers? (COST)

    Find out why Costco's financials may be healthier than those of its peers, especially regarding inventory turnover, debt ...
  55. Netflix Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (NFLX)

    Find out if Netflix's recent significant debt increases are warranted in its capital structure as one of the leading Internet ...
  56. Why Earnings Results Have Not Mattered to the U.S. Equity Markets

    Discover why the U.S. stock market is probably in an asset bubble, how stock prices became detached from the fundamentals ...
  57. Is Berkshire Hathaway Stock Undervalued? (BRK-A)

    Find out why Berkshire Hathaway stock may be undervalued when the company has an overall growth business, something that ...
  58. 4 Reasons Why Selling Is Harder Than Buying

    Understand why selling stocks is harder than buying them, and develop strategies for establishing investment goals with price ...
  59. Chart of the Week: Is Deflation Dead?

    U.S. deflation is no longer an imminent risk. This week’s chart helps illustrate why.
  60. Why Large Tech Companies Are Interested in Wall Street Executives (GOOGl, MSFT)

    Watch for more large-cap technology companies to recruit investment banking executives for their own top-level management ...
  61. The Truth About Moving Averages

    Why does volatility matter? Because for the vast majority of investors, buy and hold is a fallacy.
  62. 4 Reasons Why Einhorn Does Not Invest in Indexes

    Find out why David Einhorn, founder of the hedge fund Greenlight Capital, does not believe in index investing, and learn ...
  63. Cash Is King: The Only S&P 500 Sector With Net Cash (APPL, GOOGL)

    Explore the net cash positions of the largest companies in the technology sector, and discover why carrying large sums of ...
  64. McDonald's Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (MCD)

    Learn about the importance of capital structure, and what equity and debt capitalization measures can tell us about the performance ...
  65. Should Apple Acquire Tesla? (AAPL, TSLA)

    Understand why Apple should not acquire Tesla and how the two companies may not benefit equally from a merger.
  66. Oil Supply Deficit, Default Rates Rise Again

    A round up of some of the week's most significant corporate events and news stories in Energy.
  67. Exxon Mobil Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (XOM)

    Investigate Exxon Mobil's capital structure and understand how equity, debt capitalization and enterprise value interact ...
  68. Target Corp: WACC Analysis (TGT)

    Learn about the importance of capital structure when making investment decisions, and how Target's capital structure compares ...
  69. Ford Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (F)

    Learn where Ford is on its road to financial recovery, and how the company's capital structure contributes to the risk profile ...
  70. Sprint Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (S)

    Learn about Sprint's capital structure and how trends in pricing impact the company's market capitalization and enterprise ...
  71. How to Choose Between a Roth or Traditional 401(k)

    A Roth 401(k) offers potential advantages, but may or may not be the right choice for a given client. Here's how to decide. ...
  72. Yahoo Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (YHOO)

    Learn about Yahoo's capital structure, including whether or not a decline in year-over-year earnings is leading the company ...
  73. Apple Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (AAPL)

    Learn about how Apple's common stock buyback strategy has impacted the company's capitalization profile and enterprise value ...
  74. Book Value Per Share for Banks: Is It a Good Measure? (WFC, BAC)

    Find out why bank stocks usually trade below book value per share, and understand how trading activities increase banks' ...
  75. Oil Production Up, Default Rates to Rise

    A round up of some of the week's most significant corporate events and news stories in Energy.
  76. Investing Opportunities to Consider Before the Second Half

    Markets today are characterized by low returns and lots of “me-too” trades, but it’s important to remember low return doesn’t ...
  77. GM Stock: Capital Structure Analysis

    Learn why GM's enterprise value increased, and get an update on the company's capital structure, including equity and debt ...
  78. Why Do Some Failed Mergers Result in Break-Up Fees?

    When mergers go bad, there's often a break-up fee involved of as high as 3-5% of the value of the proposed merger.
  79. IBM Stock: Capital Structure Analysis

    Learn about IBM's capital structure and why its market debt-to-equity ratio is lower than the rest of the industry, even ...
  80. Disney Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (DIS)

    Learn about Disney's capital structure and why the company can afford to be more aggressive with its current level of debt ...
  81. Facebook Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (FB)

    Analyze Facebook's capital structure to identify trends and atypical characteristics. Find out why the company uses equity ...
  82. 4 Cases When Companies May Deserve a Higher P/E Ratio (AMZN, ZBH)

    Find out why the price-to-earnings ratio is high for some companies. Learn about the impact of growth rates, acquisition ...
  83. Breaking Down XBI: 3 Components That Are Most Attractive

    Explore stocks from the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF, with consideration given to fundamentals and the status of drug candidates ...
  84. Boeing Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (BA)

    Learn about Boeing's capital structure and how it used cash, debt and equity capital to finance a $6.7 billion stock repurchase ...
  85. 3 Red Flags for Value Stocks (KMI, FCX)

    Assess the components of Warren Buffett's value investing technique, and analyze the additional financial metrics to consider ...
  86. 3 Large-Cap Stocks That Are Still Far From Their Dot-Com Bubble (CSCO, INTC)

    Review three large-cap technology stocks that were among the biggest names in the sector in the dot-com era but are still ...
  87. Fundamental Case Study: Is Amazon's Cash Flow Actually Solid? (AMZN)

    Review Amazon's cash flow situation, including its free cash flow yield, operating cash flow from organic growth and cash ...
  88. 2 Cases When Companies with Low P/E Ratios Are Unattractive (NIHD, ONP)

    Discover why you should ascertain why a stock has a lower price/earnings ratio than its industry's average before buying ...
  89. Gilead Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (GILD)

    Analyze the capital structure of Gilead Sciences to understand the impacts of debt and equity financing. Identify trends ...
  90. Chevron Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (CVX)

    Learn the nuances of multiple metrics that measure a firm's equity and debt capitalization, while determining Chevron's own ...
  91. Under Armour Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (UA)

    Learn about the recent trends relating to Under Armour’s capitalization structure, including total equity value, debt considerations ...
  92. Emotional Intelligence: 5 Lessons for Investors from Charlie Munger (BRK. A)

    Discover what fundamental investor and billionaire Charlie Munger says about emotional intelligence and why human psychology ...
  93. Starbucks Stock: Capital Structure Analysis

    Discover the capital structure analysis for Starbucks Corporation, and learn how it generated a 47% increase in enterprise ...
  94. Assessing the Value of the Roth IRA Conversion

    Learn how the interplay among an intricate web of factors in a Roth IRA determines the strategy’s potential value.
  95. Chipotle Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (CMG)

    Learn about the impact the foodborne illness outbreak had on Chipotle, how Chipotle operates with no debt, and details behind ...
  96. Do Presidential Politics Impact Markets?

    If you're wondering whether Republican presidents are better for markets than Democrats, or if the outcome of the election ...
  97. Tempted by Fallen Angels

    As a swathe of the commodities sector is stripped of its investment-grade ratings a few gems will inevitably get caught in ...
  98. Can Japanese Stocks Rise Again?

    This week’s chart shows how Japanese companies’ inflation expectations have been steadily declining in recent quarters, amid ...
  99. Matter of Debate: A Return to Small Cap Quality?

    To assess risks and opportunities in small caps, we tapped into the insights of two of Neuberger Berman’s small-cap equity ...
  100. Global Transportation: 3 Key Industry Players (BRK-A, AAL)

    Get information on some of the leading publicly-traded companies worldwide that are major players in the transportation industry.
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