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  1. Kinder Morgan P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis

    The largest energy infrastructure company in America gets a quick calculation and analysis of its P/E ratio.
  2. The Top 5 Small Cap Telecommunication Stocks for 2016 (CBB, SHEN)

    Identify five small-cap telecommunication stocks that should be on your watchlist for 2016; analyze these stocks based on ...
  3. Index Funds Explained

    Indexing strategies have been around for long, but many investors still don’t understand what a powerful tool they can be ...
  4. The Top 4 Small Cap Natural Gas Stocks for 2016 (ATW, SGU)

    Explore detailed analyses of the top four small-cap natural gas stocks, and learn about their characteristics and why they ...
  5. 5 Boston Startups That Emerged This Century

    Learn why Boston is a hot market for startups, and familiarize yourself with a few of the top startups that have emerged ...
  6. The Top 5 Small-Cap Basic Material Stocks for 2016 (WOR, CMC)

    Find out what kind of small-cap basic material stocks may make a run in 2016 and how their different business characteristics ...
  7. The Top 5 Small Cap Mutual Funds for 2016

    Learn about small-cap mutual funds that are poised for solid performance in 2016. Understand how the small-cap market has ...
  8. Hedge Funds: Idiosyncratic Challenges to Fade

    With shifting monetary policy, we see renewed potential across many hedge fund strategies.
  9. Staples: An Activist Investment Analysis (SPLS, ODP)

    Learn about Starboard Value LP's investor activism with Staples Inc. Find out what strategies were encouraged by Starboard ...
  10. The Top 5 Large Cap Mutual Funds for 2016

    Learn about the top large-cap mutual funds for 2016. Read about funds with active management that keep expense ratios low ...
  11. The Top 3 Small Cap ETFs for 2016 (VBR, DES)

    Obtain detailed information on three of the most promising small-cap exchange traded funds (ETFs) that could outperform for ...
  12. Seadrill P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis

    A quick calculation and analysis of Seadrill's P/E ratio.
  13. Fidelity Equity Funds Overview

    Learn all about Fidelity's equity funds, such as investment-style, large-, mid- and small-cap funds, and international-, ...
  14. 5 Big Tech M&A Deals in 2015

    Read about five of the largest M&A transactions by total value in 2015, and learn a little about how the companies involved ...
  15. The Best US Equity Sector Since Market Low in March 2009

    Learn about the best U.S. equity sectors since market low in March 2009 and understand how they have achieved the best returns ...
  16. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Advanced Micro Devices Stock (AMD)

    Learn the biggest risks to Advanced Micro Devices stock, and discover the company's biggest competitors and how they threaten ...
  17. Caterpillar's 3 Key Financial Ratios (CAT)

    Investigate how dividend payouts may have supported Caterpillar's investment worthiness in times of its sales slumps and ...
  18. Coca-Cola's 3 Key Financial Ratios (KO)

    Get insight into why some of Coca-Cola's financial ratios are not as good as those of its peers, especially PepsiCo's, and ...
  19. Is Johnson & Johnson Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (JNJ)

    Learn about Johnson & Johnson's viability as a long-term investment for retirement. Find out if JNJ stock is more suitable ...
  20. Yelp's 3 Key Financial Ratios (YELP)

    Find out why Yelp's current high sales growth rate may be misleading, and understand how the stock is overvalued absent solid ...
  21. Apple's 3 Key Financial Ratios (AAPL)

    Find out that even for Apple, not every financial ratio reveals all things positive, and how a particular ratio may point ...
  22. Is United Continental Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (UAL)

    Learn about United Continental stock's suitability for retirement investments, and find out if UAL is better for traditional ...
  23. 4 Best US Large-Cap Value Index Mutual Funds

    Discover the top four mutual funds that use a passive investment approach by following indexes composed of value stocks of ...
  24. 5 Big Food Industry M&A Deals in 2015 (KHC, KO)

    Read about some of the most important M&A transactions announced in the food sector in 2015, including one of the most talked ...
  25. Bank of America's 3 Key Financial Ratios (BAC)

    Discover some of the key financial ratios that show the quality of Bank of America's loan portfolio and how profitable the ...
  26. The Top 5 Micro-Cap Oil Stocks for 2016 (PEIX, TESO)

    Learn about the top five micro-cap oil stocks for 2016, and discover their price-to-book ratios and why their stock prices ...
  27. The Top 5 Mid Cap Mutual Funds for 2016

    Understand how investing in mid-cap mutual funds benefits overall asset allocation, and learn the best mid-cap mutual funds ...
  28. Wells Fargo's 3 Key Financial Ratios (WFC)

    Look at some of most important financial ratios for with Wells Fargo & Co. and understand why they are so important for analyzing ...
  29. 4 Best US Mid-Cap Index Mutual Funds

    Discover the four best mutual funds that use a passive investment strategy by following indexes that track the performance ...
  30. Why Are Global Markets Freaking Out? A Markets Explainer

    Stock markets around the world are off to their worst year ever, but understanding what stocks are will take the mystery ...
  31. 3 Early Warning Signs You Can Use to Exit Positions

    Use these three early warning signs to take fast exits on open positions.
  32. The Case for Investing in Japan

    Learn why despite Japanese equities’ recent volatility, Japan remains one of the most compelling stock markets globally.
  33. The Top 5 Small-Cap Technology Stocks for 2016 (AMD, CLS)

    Learn what the top five small-cap technology stocks are for 2016, with a summary, growth outlook and price target on each ...
  34. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Restaurant Stocks for 2016 (PNRA, WEN)

    Get your portfolio ready for 2016. Here are the top five mid-cap restaurant stocks worth taking a look at for the next year ...
  35. The Top 10 Mid Cap Stocks for 2016 (BWA, CNP)

    Learn about the top 10 mid-cap stocks that are expected to grow in 2016. A summary of each company is provided, along with ...
  36. The Top 5 Large Cap Growth Mutual Funds for 2016

    Understand how growth investing through mutual funds presents an opportunity for investors, and learn the best growth mutual ...
  37. Stocks With Bubbles That Could Burst in 2016

    These are some of the over-valued stocks based on P/E and Forward P/E ratios. Will the bubbles burst in 2016?
  38. The Top 5 Mid Cap Core ETFs for 2016 (VO, IJH)

    Read about some of the top mid-cap ETFs, and learn how you can use these funds to get broad exposure to an important segment ...
  39. Do ETFs Cause Market Volatility?

    Market volatility is the new normal. When markets are volatile, we see volatility in the prices of exchange traded funds ...
  40. The Top 5 Small-Cap Core ETFs for 2016 (VTWO, IJR)

    Learn how to get broad exposure to the U.S. small-cap equities market by investing in one of the top five exchange-traded ...
  41. What's Ahead For The Russell-2000 Index in 2016?

    The Russell-2000 ended 2015 with a loss after failing a breakout to an all-time high.
  42. 3 Predictions for Apple in 2016 (AAPL)

    Learn the top three predictions for Apple in 2016. See how share prices should be rebounding as Apple expands its reach into ...
  43. High Debt and Savings Rates Hinder China's Economy

    China's recent debt explosion seems odd considering its high savings rate, but the two are related and may provide the key ...
  44. The Top 10 Large Cap Stocks for 2016 (BCS, AAPL)

    Discover the top 10 large-cap stocks that are expected to grow in 2016, with summaries and individual growth outlooks for ...
  45. The Biggest M&A Deals of 2015

    Here is a summary of 2015 M&A activity and a look ahead at 2016.
  46. The Top 5 Large-Cap Oil Stocks for 2016 (SLB, CVX)

    Read about large-cap oil companies that could recover in 2016. Learn about why oil prices fell so dramatically during 2014 ...
  47. The Top 3 Small Cap Value ETFs for 2016 (JKL, DES)

    Discover the top performing exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the small-cap value equities category for investors to consider ...
  48. American Airlines P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis (AAL, DAL)

    A quick analysis of American Airlines Group Inc., using the ubiquitous price-to-earnings ratio.
  49. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Technology Stocks for 2016 (AXE, AVT)

    Discover the top five mid-cap technology stocks for 2016, with a summary, growth outlook and expected price target for the ...
  50. The Top 5 Micro Cap Bank Stocks for 2016 (SFBC, BOTJ)

    Discover some of the best micro-cap banking stocks that offer the highest potential for share price appreciation in the coming ...
  51. The Top 5 Large Cap Value Mutual Funds for 2016

    Understand the advantages of investing in large-cap value securities, and learn the best large-cap value mutual funds to ...
  52. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Growth ETFs for 2016 (VOT, IWP)

    Discover five of the top mid-cap growth ETFs available, and learn how to get exposure to growth-oriented companies across ...
  53. The Top 5 Mid-Cap ETFs for 2016 (DON, VO)

    Check out five ETFs that could be well positioned heading into 2016, especially with a Federal Reserve that's expected to ...
  54. IWM: iShares Russell 2000 Index ETF

    Find out more about the iShares Russell 2000 exchange-traded fund, or ETF, the characteristics of this ETF and its suitability ...
  55. What I Got Right (and Wrong) in 2015

    This year was distinct for two, contradictory reasons: rising volatility and stagnant returns, at least in the United States. ...
  56. The Top 5 Small Cap Bank Stocks for 2016 (SFNC, HBHC)

    Find out more about the top five small-cap bank stocks for 2016, and learn why they are expected to rise after the Fed's ...
  57. Three Disney Business Segments Investors Should Watch

    The Walt Disney Company (DIS) reported fourth quarter and full year earnings for fiscal 2014 on November 5th and the house ...
  58. The Top 5 Micro-Cap Restaurant Stocks for 2016 (KONA, ARKR)

    Check out these five restaurant stocks with micro-cap market capitalizations of between $50 million and $300 million. Each ...
  59. The Top 3 Biotechnology Stocks for 2016 (AMGN, VRX)

    Find out more about the top three biotechnology stocks to consider in 2016, and learn about their characteristics and why ...
  60. The Top 4 Small-Cap Oil Stocks for 2016 (ALDW, ALJ)

    Discover detailed analyses of the top four oil stocks in 2016, and learn about their fundamentals and why they may be poised ...
  61. The Top 5 Small-Cap Value Mutual Funds for 2016

    Understand how small-cap value equities offer opportunities for capital appreciation, and discover the best small-cap value ...
  62. Procter & Gamble's 3 Key Financial Ratios (PG)

    Understand how sales growth has become a bigger challenge for Procter & Gamble and what impact it has on the company's profitability ...
  63. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Value Mutual Funds for 2016

    Understand how mid-cap value stocks play a role in strategic asset allocation, and learn the best mid-cap value mutual funds ...
  64. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Growth Mutual Funds for 2016

    Understand how mid-cap growth equities play a part in asset allocation, and discover the best mid-cap growth funds to consider ...
  65. The Top 5 Mid Cap Silver Stocks for 2016 (SLW, TAHO)

    Take a look at the top silver mining stocks with market values in the mid-cap range that investors can consider buying into ...
  66. VBK: Vanguard Small-Cap Growth ETF

    Take a close look at the Vanguard Small-Cap Growth ETF, which focuses on domestic small-cap equities with a fundamental growth ...
  67. OEF: iShares S&P 100 ETF

    Discover how the iShares S&P 100 offers an opportunity for investors to gain exposure to mega- and large-cap domestic company ...
  68. The Top 5 Large-Cap Core Mutual Funds for 2016

    Learn the benefits and risks of large-cap core investments, and discover the best large-cap core mutual funds to consider ...
  69. The Top 4 Mid-Cap Oil Stocks for 2016 (PBF, HFC)

    Explore detailed analyses of the top four oil-related stocks for 2016, and learn about the characteristics of these stocks ...
  70. Is Alcatel-Lucent Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (ALU)

    Learn about whether Alcatel-Lucent is better as a retirement investment in a traditional IRA or a Roth IRA. Find out about ...
  71. Market Capitalization Defined

    Find out the differences between mega-, large-, mid- and small-cap stocks and how each suits different investing styles. ...
  72. Why the Fed’s Rate Increase is Good (Not Bad) News

    The Fed's widely decision to raise interest rates has garnered plenty of attention, especially from those concerned over ...
  73. Top Investment Banks in the Sports Industry

    Find out why the top investment banks in the sports industry tend to be smaller niche players and are prepared to battle ...
  74. IJJ: iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value ETF

    Understand how the iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Value exchange-traded fund presents an opportunity for investors to diversify ...
  75. The Top 5 All-Cap Growth Mutual Funds for 2016

    Discover five mutual funds that invest in a wide variety of stocks of different market capitalization with strong potential ...
  76. Buy Side Vs. Sell Side Analysts

    Find out the difference between these two Wall Street jobs.
  77. The Top 5 Mid Cap Core Mutual Funds for 2016

    Discover five funds that specialize in investing in mid-cap U.S. stocks that can achieve attractive returns over the long-term ...
  78. Search Engines That Compete With Google

    While Bing now controls a substantial part of the online search market, the real threat to Google's dominance may come from ...
  79. Why A Falling Stock Is Not Always A Bargain

    Learn how to successfully trade pullbacks and to avoid being crushed by "falling safes."
  80. VBR: Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF

    Find out about the Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF, and explore detailed analysis of its characteristics, suitability, recommendations ...
  81. SLYG: SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Growth ETF

    Learn more about the SPDR S&P 600 Small Cap Growth ETF, a highly efficient fund that tracks small-cap equities in the United ...
  82. EWG: iShares MSCI Germany ETF

    Learn about iShares MSCI Germany, which is a nondiversified exchange traded fund that invests principally in large-cap German ...
  83. XLV: Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF

    Learn about the Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund including its performance, current holdings, recent performance and the ...
  84. CSM: ProShares Large Cap Core Plus ETF

    Learn information about the ProShares Large Cap Core Plus ETF, and explore detailed analysis of its characteristics, suitability ...
  85. SCHX: Schwab US Large-Cap ETF

    Discover how the Schwab U.S. Large-Cap exchange-traded fund is managed, the index it tracks and the investors for which it ...
  86. Dish Network's 3 Key Financial Ratios (DISH)

    Understand why some key financial ratios for Dish Network are universally worse than its peers' and the industry average ...
  87. Costco's 4 Key Financial Ratios (COST)

    Understand why low profitability ratios are good for Costco's business, have not hurt shareholder returns and, as a result, ...
  88. The Economic Collapse of Bedford Falls from It's A Wonderful Life

    The town of Bedford Falls lies in ruin - the movie theater is shuttered, Martini's has burned, the townsfolk are homeless. ...
  89. FV: First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF

    Take a closer look at the First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF, a unique and innovative fund of funds based on momentum ...
  90. IJS: iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Value ETF

    Learn how the iShares S&P Small-Cap 600 Value exchange-traded fund is managed, which benchmark it tracks and for whom it ...
  91. 5 Big M&A deals in 2015 (PFE, AGN)

    Learn how these mergers and acquisitions helped make 2015 a boom year for M&A deals, with the total value of the companies ...
  92. FEP: First Trust Europe AlphaDEX ETF

    Learn about the First Trust ISE Europe AlphaDEX Fund, and explore detailed analysis of the ETF that tracks European stocks ...
  93. XLG: Guggenheim Russell Top 50 Mega Cap ETF

    Find out about the Guggenheim Russell Top 50 Index ETF, and read about some recommendations regarding the suitability of ...
  94. VV: Vanguard Large-Cap ETF

    Discover what the Vanguard Large-Cap ETF has to offer investors in terms of investment management, historical performance, ...
  95. Equity vs. Debt Investments for Real Estate Crowdfunding

    Equity and debt investments offer two very different paths for investors who are interested in real estate crowdfunding. ...
  96. Analyzing Costco's Return on Equity (COST)

    Understand Costco Wholesale Corporation's steadily increasing return on equity, what has driven the increases and how it ...
  97. GE P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis

    A quick calculation and analysis of GE's trailing and forward P/E ratios.
  98. Boeing’s 3 Key Financial Ratios (BA)

    Learn about the reasons why narrow profit margins and a low sales growth rate have not prevented Boeing from achieving a ...
  99. Yahoo: An Activist Investment Analysis (YHOO)

    Learn about recent investor activism related to Yahoo. Find out which activist investor is involved, what it is recommending ...
  100. VOE: Vanguard Mid-Cap Value ETF

    Take an in-depth look at the Vanguard Mid-Cap Value ETF, one of the largest and most popular mid-cap funds in the U.S. equity ...
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