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  1. 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, ...
  2. How Private Equity Dividends Work

    Everything you didn't know about private equity dividends.
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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.
  5. The 15 Fastest-Growing RIAs

    Registered investment advisors are consolidating their business and assets. Here are 15 of the fastest-growing RIAs.
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. Why Zynga's Stock Should Be On Your Radar

    Take a closer look at game developer, Zynga, and the reasons why the company's stock may be attractive to investors at the ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. Diversify Your Asia Holdings with These 4 Stocks

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

    Want to play some sports stocks? Here's a handful of known names to consider.
  12. 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, ...
  13. One Thing To Consider After An Uptrend

    A breakdown at support could eventually yield a profitable trading opportunity in the opposite direction.
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. Pros & Cons Of Day Trading Vs Swing Trading

    Day trading involves making dozens of trades in a single day, based on technical analysis and sophisticated charting systems. ...
  17. Online Gaming Industry Stocks

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

    Learn about some amazing cyber security plays in this hot sector.
  19. The 6 Most Profitable Grocery Stores

    These are the six largest grocery store chains operating in the United States.
  20. Tesla Home Batteries Could Transform Your Electric Bill

    With limited daylight hours, solar power cannot power our homes at night, but Tesla Motors might help solve that problem.
  21. Understanding Lululemon's Business Model

    Lululemon has succeeded in marketing more than just fitness apparel. The company has strategies for continued growth, but ...
  22. 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.
  23. Top Healthcare, Medical Equipment Stocks of 2015

    A short list of the top healthcare and medical equipment stocks of 2015.
  24. 6 Stocks for Millennials (or Anyone)

    Savvy Millennial investors looking for long-term winners should take a look at these stocks.
  25. What A Rate Hike May Mean For Stocks

    By the end of the year, investors will likely be contending with the first Federal Reserve (Fed) rate hike in nearly a decade. ...
  26. Will These High-Flying Stocks Stay Hot in 2015?

    These 10 stocks were on fire in 2014. Will they stay hot?
  27. Top 10 Stocks Under $10 Dollars In 2015

    Looking for value investment in stocks under $10? Investopedia provides a list of $10 high-potential stocks trading under ...
  28. Analyzing The Market With Trend Mirrors

    Past price action can exert a powerful influence on current rallies and selloffs.
  29. Reading Trends With Moving Average Ribbons

    Moving average ribbons reveal subtle relationships between price, time and trend.
  30. Apple or Google: Which is the Better Bet?

    Apple and Google have made many investors rich since the turn of the century. Which is more appealing going forward?
  31. Invest in Cancer Research with These 3 Stocks

    These cancer research stocks offer both a high ceiling and the potential to save lives.
  32. Should Investors Get Into Oil Now?

    Oil has enjoyed a steady climb after a violent plunge. Where is it going next, and how can investors profit?
  33. What More Volatility Means For Momentum Stocks

    One byproduct of the recent tick higher in bond yields: a meaningful rise in volatility for both stocks and bonds.
  34. How To Implement A Smart Beta Investing Strategy

    Smart beta investing is the notion of re-writing investment rules to improve investment outcomes by targeting exposures to ...
  35. The Risks Of Trading Low-Volume Stocks

    Low volume stocks may be susceptible to price manipulation and liquidity problems. Beware of these and other risks before ...
  36. The Rewards Of Trading Stocks With Low Volume

    Trading in stocks which have low volume is risky, but it does offer a lot of high return potential. Investopedia explains ...
  37. 10 Steps To Becoming A Day Trader

    Want to be the master of your career by becoming a full-time day trader? Follow these 10 steps to be a successful trader.
  38. How To Value Airline Stocks

    We explain what drives the stocks of airline companies and how best to assess their values.
  39. Micro-Patterns: Looking At The Smaller Picture

    Micro-patterns within trading ranges reveal hidden characteristics of the bull-bear struggle.
  40. Understanding The Price Vs. Time Equation

    Price and time generate vastly different reward: risk profiles.
  41. How Microsoft & Apple's Balance Sheets Compare

    Looking at two iconic companies, Microsoft and Apple, whose balance is sheet is stronger and where?
  42. Small-Cap Biotech Stocks to Watch

    Home runs in the small cap biotechnology market are hard to come by. Here are some names to watch.
  43. Key Financial Ratios for Pharma Stock Investing

    Analysts simplify the business of investing in pharma by studying key financial ratios and metrics. Know these metrics before ...
  44. Who Are Netflix's Main Competitors?

    Netflix has many competitors, but is that really what current and potential shareholders should be worried about?
  45. Can You Invest in China's Huawei?

    Have you heard of giant Chinese telecom maker Huawei? Here's what you need to know.
  46. Is Amazon Overvalued? Compare Price-To-Sales Ratios

    The price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio is the most common and easiest valuation metric to calculate. But what happens when earnings ...
  47. Distinguish A Stock Price Correction With A Price Trend

    We explain how you can use trend lines to help avoid market corrections.
  48. 7 Bankrupt Companies That Came Back

    Bankruptcy is often the end of a company – until it isn't.
  49. Coupling Cross-Verification With Trading Tricks

    Cross-verification identifies the convergence of unrelated technical information at a narrow price level.
  50. Too Late To Invest In EM?

    Investors have flocked to developing markets amid continued low U.S. interest rates & hopes of further economic stimulus ...
  51. Trend Tips For Every Type Of Trader

    Profitable trading opportunities unfold with specific time requirements.
  52. Is it Wise to Diversify with Small-Caps?

    Historically, it's always been a good idea to add small-caps to your portfolio. But doing so right now will require more ...
  53. Adjusting Price Charts To Secondary Offerings

    Secondary offerings may require rapid readjustment of trading strategies.
  54. What Makes Apple Inc. So Valuable?

    Apple is the most valuable company in the world by a landslide. How did it get there and will it stay on top?
  55. Are These the Top 3 Value Stocks of 2015?

    A look at three value plays for the long-term investor.
  56. Free Cash Flow vs EBITDA: Which Should You Analyze?

    FCF and EBITDA are two ways of looking at the earnings of a business. EBITDA might be better for comparison purposes, while ...
  57. Key Financial Ratios For The Retail Industry

    The retail industry is measured on sales growth in existing store, forecasted based on foot traffic and ticket data, and ...
  58. Market Timing Tips & Rules You Should Know

    Market timing rules benefit investments by finding the best prices and times to take exposure and book profits.
  59. Why 2015 Does Not Look Like Y2K

    The technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index hit a new record last week, as a broader rally in stocks helped nudge it past ...
  60. American Airlines & US Airways Merger: It Matters!

    While the two airlines' merger creates a new giant in the industry and reduces choice for consumers and employees, investors ...
  61. The Netflix P/E Ratio: What You Need To Know

    We show you how to compute and analyze the P/E ratio for Netflix.
  62. Trading Risks And Rewards In Your Favor

    Measure reward and risk targets before taking a trade, and let those numbers guide your open position.
  63. Know Key Financial Data Before Betting On Airlines

    The airline industry is highly cyclical. Investors need to understand where the industry is in the cycle in order to assign ...
  64. The Story Behind Apple's Success

    The marketing helps, and the media and fan frenzy never hurt; but it is the quality of the products that drive Apple's success. ...
  65. Why International Diversification Matters Today

    Given the breadth and diversity of the U.S. economy and market, many U.S. investors feel comfortable keeping their money ...
  66. The U.S. Economy May Be Stronger Than You Think

    While the economic performance in the U.S. broadly disappointed in the first quarter, temporary factors presented one-off ...
  67. The Story Behind Google's Success

    An ongoing commitment to innovation and rapid iteration drives Google's ongoing success.
  68. How to Analyze Pharma Stock Fundamentals

    What you need to know about analyzing the fundamentals of pharma stocks.
  69. How To Best Analyze Relative Strength

    Relative strength indicators measure performance between similar instruments, uncovering opportunities that can translate ...
  70. A Guide To Finding The Most Actively Traded Stocks

    Knowing the trading volume of a stock helps traders understand price movements and forecast future movements. This short ...
  71. Key Factors Of The Russell 2000 Index

    The Russell 2000 index represents the small cap universe, with a broad selection of fast growth companies at the bottom end ...
  72. Why These May Be the Top 4 Growth Stocks of 2015

    These four stocks have high upside potential in 2015.
  73. The Story Behind Shake Shack's Success

    A humble Madison Square Park hot dog stand grew to become a gourmet casual food powerhouse in a classic American success ...
  74. Bucking The Trend With Pattern Failure Strategies

    The best trade could be in the opposite direction when a classic price pattern doesn't behave according to ideal rules.
  75. Why Cash Management Is Key To Business Success

    Businesses need to generate a healthy cash flow to survive, but not hold too much so that inventory suffers or investment ...
  76. Fight Volatility and Inflation with Infrastructure

    As institutional investors flock to infrastructure assets there's good reason for retail investors to follow suit.
  77. Are These the Top Dividend Stocks of 2015?

    These dividend-paying companies offer a lot more than just dividends.
  78. Small-Caps and Dividends: Perfect Together

    For investors, small-caps shouldn’t be just about growth. They can be powerful income tools, as well.
  79. Top 10 Alternative Energy Stocks for 2015

    As energy demands continue to rise, the alternative energy sector is heating up. Here are the top 10 promising alternative ...
  80. Why Is Chipotle So Successful & Popular?

    Chipotle's emphasis on simplicity and high-quality ingredients have made the restaurant immensely popular among consumers ...
  81. When Will The Bull Market End?

    A few weeks ago, the current bull market celebrated its sixth anniversary, making it one of the longest in history.
  82. 4 Oil Penny Stocks to Watch ... Just Be Patient

    If these four penny oil stocks survive the worst of times, they will present bargain basement prices with massive upside ...
  83. Emerging Market ETFs EEM and VWO: Which is Better?

    Based on current conditions, one ETF will look more appealing than the other on the surface, but you always need to look ...
  84. Why These are 2015's Top 3 Travel Industry Stocks

    These three travel-related companies are growing their businesses on both the top and bottom lines. Here's why.
  85. Why & How To Reevaluate Your Trading Strategy At Midday

    Take a step back at the lunch hour and reevaluate the trading day.
  86. Methods To Estimate The Cost Of A Local Restaurant

    Here are key factors to consider, and helpful formulas to use, to assess how much a local restaurant would likely be sold ...
  87. Unlocking The P/E Ratio For Apple

    We show you how to compute and analyze the P/E ratio for Apple.
  88. Analyzing Google's Balance Sheet

    We take a look at Google's balance sheet to learn about the health of the company and how well it is run.
  89. Are These 2015's 10 Best Telecom Stocks?

    Telecom stocks offer generous dividend yields, but it's imperative to make sure those dividends are likely to stay in place. ...
  90. Use Round Numbers To Work The Market To Your Favor

    Trading around round numbers like 10, 50 and 100 display unique market dynamics that translate into profitable trading opportunities.
  91. What You Need To Know About Google's P/E Ratio

    We show you how to calculate the price to earnings ratio, a key valuation metric, for Google.
  92. Is Now A Good Time To Invest in Tesla?

    Tesla offers prospects for rewards, but risks are many. Risks include strong competition, rewards include market potential ...
  93. Investing in REITs: What You Need to Know

    Thinking of investing in REITs? Here's what you need to know first.
  94. Effective Risk Control With Scaling Trading Strategies

    Scaling strategies allow for greater risk control than simple entries or exits, letting traders seek the most advantageous ...
  95. Use Volume And Emotion To Tackle Topping Patterns

    Selling short in a topping pattern offers an advantageous reward-to-risk profile, but it can be hard to find good entry prices. ...
  96. The Future of Big Pharma Stocks

    A look at the future health of big pharma stocks.
  97. How to Do the Fundamental And Technical Combo Trade

    Fundamental and technical analyses should be viewed as complementary rather than competing practices. When combined, these ...
  98. What Lies Ahead for Apple's P/E ratio

    Recently, Apple's P/E multiple has come down to levels equal to the S&P 500. What does the future hold for the tech giant's ...
  99. A Trader's Look at the S&P 500

    Moving averages are sending an important signal, and it's probably not what you think.
  100. The Top Five Stocks For Novice Swing Traders

    New to Swing Trading? Here are the top five stocks recommended for swing trading.
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