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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. Market Capitalization Defined

    Find out the differences between mega-, large-, mid- and small-cap stocks and how each suits different investing styles. ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. Buy Side Vs. Sell Side Analysts

    Find out the difference between these two Wall Street jobs.
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. Why A Falling Stock Is Not Always A Bargain

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

    Find out about the Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF, and explore detailed analysis of its characteristics, suitability, recommendations ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. EWG: iShares MSCI Germany ETF

    Learn about iShares MSCI Germany, which is a nondiversified exchange traded fund that invests principally in large-cap German ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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, ...
  30. 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. ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. VV: Vanguard Large-Cap ETF

    Discover what the Vanguard Large-Cap ETF has to offer investors in terms of investment management, historical performance, ...
  37. 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. ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. GE P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis

    A quick calculation and analysis of GE's trailing and forward P/E ratios.
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. IWN: iShares Russell 2000 Value ETF

    Read an in-depth description of the iShares Russell 2000 Value fund, an exchange-traded fund that tracks undervalued small-cap ...
  44. Is Rite Aid Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (RAD)

    Find out if Rite Aid stock is suitable for an IRA investment. Learn about RAD's financial outlook and whether a traditional ...
  45. J.C. Penney's 3 Key Financial Ratios (JCP)

    Understand why chasing sales without ensuring profitability may be the wrong approach for JCPenney and the negative effects ...
  46. IWF: iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF

    Learn about the iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF, including how the fund is constructed, its holdings and its strong recent ...
  47. IJK: iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Growth ETF

    Learn about the iShares S&P Mid-Cap 400 Growth exchange-traded fund, which invests in U.S. equities of mid-cap companies ...
  48. PRF: PowerShares FTSE RAFI US 1000 ETF

    Find out about the PowerShares FTSE RAFI U.S. 1000 ETF, and explore detailed analysis of the fund that invests in undervalued ...
  49. SPLV: PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF

    Find out about the PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF, and learn detailed information about this fund that provides exposure ...
  50. HDV: iShares Core High Dividend ETF

    Discover how the iShares Core High Dividend ETF is managed, which index it tracks, and for whom it is most suitable as part ...
  51. A New Reason Behind This Strategy’s Outperformance

    One of the great anomalies of investing: The historical long-term outperformance of smart beta or factor-based strategies relative ...
  52. The Dynamics of Liquidity and Investing

    Liquidity is a hot topic in financial markets these days, so first we’ll explore what we mean by “liquidity” and then what ...
  53. Analyzing Coca-Cola's Return on Equity (KO)

    Understand the various factors causing Coca-Cola's recent decline in its return on equity ratio and how it compares to its ...
  54. The Topic We Should All Be Paying Attention to

    As the December Federal Reserve (Fed) meeting nears, discussions and speculation about the precise timing of Fed liftoff ...
  55. Thinking About M&A When it Comes to Your Portfolio

    There’s an ongoing financial market trend of great importance to investors, one that could offer substantial opportunity: ...
  56. Analyzing General Motors Company's Return on Equity

    Understand General Motors' return on equity (ROE) in recent years and what it tells investors about its overall performance ...
  57. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Chesapeake Energy Stock

    Learn the biggest risks to investing in Chesapeake Energy Corporation. Discover the company's financial ratios and other ...
  58. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Utility Stocks for 2016

    Discover the top five mid-cap utility stocks that are expected to grow in 2016. Read a brief description of each company ...
  59. Analyzing Starbucks' Return on Equity (SBUX)

    Understand what factors affected increases in Starbucks Corporation's return on equity and how Starbucks compares to its ...
  60. The Most Important Moving Averages For Investors (AAPL, TLT)

    Investors focus on fundamental criteria to choose portfolio candidates but adding moving averages to their analysis will ...
  61. General Electric's 3 Key Financial Ratios

    Understand the fundamental business reasons behind some of GE's lackluster financial ratios and know how to interpret the ...
  62. Priceline Group's 3 Key Financial Ratios

    Understand how the online travel agent market has evolved and how Priceline's financial ratios prove that it has successfully ...
  63. The Top 5 Small-Cap Growth Mutual Funds for 2016

    Understand how small-cap growth stocks fit into an investor's portfolio, and learn the best mutual funds in the category ...
  64. Costco P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis

    A quick calculation and analysis of Costco's P/E ratio.
  65. Reading The Balance Sheet

    Learn about the components of the statement of financial position and how they relate to each other.
  66. 5 Best US Small-Cap Index Mutual Funds

    Read about different small-cap mutual funds that are available for investors. Learn about how the small-cap indexes have ...
  67. The Top 3 Large Cap Growth ETFs for 2016

    Obtain information on some of the most popular and best performing large-cap growth equities ETFs for investors to consider ...
  68. The Top 10 African-American Owned Businesses

    A number of the top 10 African-American businesses, based on a Black Enterprise ranking by revenue, make their money in automotive ...
  69. The Top 5 Small-Cap Growth ETFs for 2016

    Learn about the top five exchange-traded funds that invest in small market-cap stocks traded on the U.S. exchange with a ...
  70. Rite Aid P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis (RAD, CVS)

    A quick analysis for the P/E ratio of Rite Aid Corp.
  71. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Bank of America Stock

    Learn the largest risks to owning Bank of America stock. Discover its outlook through fundamental analysis and external risks ...
  72. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Southwest Stock

    Learn the biggest risks to investing in Southwest Airlines. Discover fundamental, industry-wide and other various internal ...
  73. JKL: iShares Morningstar Small-Cap Value ETF

    Find out about the Shares Morningstar Small-Cap Value ETF, and learn detailed information about this exchange-traded fund ...
  74. Altria's P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis (MO, RAI)

    Here's a look at Altria's price-to-earnings ratio and other metrics, and how the stock compares with rival Reynolds American.
  75. IAT: iShares US Regional Banks ETF

    Obtain information and analysis of the iShares US Regional Banks ETF for investors seeking particular exposure to regional ...
  76. Value Momentum Based on EV/EBIT (ANTM, VLO)

    Combining value and momentum is a winning strategy.
  77. The Basics Of Trading Chip Stocks (INTC, TXN)

    Semiconductor companies offer an endless variety of trading and investment opportunities.
  78. The 3 Best Stocks to Buy and Hold and Never Let Go

    Learn about the characteristics, qualities and reasoning behind stocks suitable for an investor interested in a buy-and-hold ...
  79. The Top 3 Mid-Cap Value ETFs for 2016

    For investors looking for potential growth with mitigated risk, here are three of the top ETFs with a focus on mid-cap value ...
  80. Is EMC Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA?

    Find out if EMC is suitable for a traditional or Roth IRA. Learn about the impacts of the Dell acquisition, and discover ...
  81. JP Morgan Stock: A Dividend Analysis

    Explore an detailed analysis of JPMorgan Chase's dividend and financial statements, and look at an analysis of its competitors' ...
  82. The Basics Of Bollinger Bands

    This strategy has become one of the most useful tools for spotlighting extreme short-term price moves.
  83. DWAS: PowerShares DWA SmallCap Momentum ETF

    Find out about the PowerShares DWA SmallCap Momentum Portfolio ETF, and explore detailed analysis the fund's characteristics, ...
  84. 4 Utility Stocks that Consistently Outperform

    A look at four utility stocks that have outperformed the market for the last five years.
  85. The Walgreen's and Rite Aid Deal: How it Will Affect Your Community (WBA, RAD)

    The merger of the mega-retail drugstores chains, Walgreens and Rite Aid could have a domino effect on communities and consumers ...
  86. Analyzing Medtronic plc.'s Return on Equity (ROE) (MDT)

    Learn about the drop in the return on equity for Medtronic due to a decline in net income. Read about how Medtronic's competitors ...
  87. T-Mobile's 3 Key Financial Ratios (TMUS)

    Learn about how certain financial ratios say about T-Mobile's business and why the ratio are where they are, plus what it ...
  88. Qualcomm's 3 Key Financial Ratios (QCOM)

    Understand what some of the financial ratios say about Qualcomm's changing business and what the future may hold for the ...
  89. Due Diligence In 10 Easy Steps

    Got a hot stock tip? Follow up on it with these tips to avoid getting burned.
  90. Microsoft's 3 Key Financial Ratios (MSFT)

    Find out what the important financial ratios for Microsoft are and how they are applied to explain certain aspects of the ...
  91. Netflix's 3 Key Financial Ratios (NFLX)

    Understand the important financial ratios used to analyze growth companies such as Netflix, and what any ratio changes may ...
  92. Analyzing Ford's Return on Equity (ROE)

    Understand how to interpret Ford's recent return on equity (ROE) ratios, what they tell you about Ford's performance and ...
  93. AT&T's 3 Key Financial Ratios

    Understand how operating cash flow and debt usage are closely related to A&T's business, and why cash efficiency matters ...
  94. Analyzing SandRidge's Return on Equity (ROE) (SD)

    Read about SandRidge's negative return on equity (ROE). Understand how the company has a very high debt load and is facing ...
  95. Analyzing Porter's 5 Forces on Coca-Cola (KO)

    Read about how to use the Porter's five forces model to evaluate the competitive landscape and how a large company such as ...
  96. Analyzing Schlumberger's Return on Equity (ROE) (SLB)

    Read about how Schlumberger has performed well as the world's largest oilfield services provider. See how revenue is dropping ...
  97. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Kinder Morgan Stock (KMI)

    Discover the biggest risks to Kinder Morgan stock using fundamental analysis. Learn how regulatory changes, pipeline integrity ...
  98. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Alcatel-Lucent Stock (ALU)

    Learn the biggest risks of Alcatel-Lucent stock, especially with its pending merger in 2016 with Nokia Corporation, and how ...
  99. Analyzing Amazon's Return on Equity (ROE) (AMZN)

    Learn how to analyze Amazon's return on equity (ROE), especially given the company's focus on capital investments, as opposed ...
  100. Buying a Home? The Best Places Share this Feature

    The most lucrative areas to invest in a home are cities where job growth is robust.
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