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  1. What if You Had Invested $10,000 at 2008's Low?

    If you had invested $10,000 at the bottom of the financial crisis in 2008, what would your return be?
  2. Junk Bonds’ Performance After the Financial Crisis

    How did higher-yielding bonds perform during and after the financial crisis of 2007-2009?
  3. How to Use a Benchmark to Evaluate a Portfolio

    What is an investment benchmark and how is it used to evaluate the risk and return in a portfolio.
  4. Warren Buffett's Love Letter to Index Funds

    In his 2014 annual letter, Warren Buffett outlined instructions he has left for trustees: “Put 10% of the cash in short-term ...
  5. How to Select and Build a Benchmark to Measure Portfolio Performance

    How to select and build a benchmark to measure the performance of your investment portfolio
  6. Apple Will ‘Loop Us In’ on a New, Tiny iPhone Monday (AAPL)

    Apple's secretive "Let Us Loop You In" event on March 21 promises to unveil much, but the biggest surprise might not be what ...
  7. States with the Shortest Unemployment Benefits

    Many of the states now cutting back on unemployment benefits significantly under-funded their coffers prior to the Great ...
  8. Under Armour Issues Class C Shares (UA)

    This move by the Maryland-based company ensures that going forward, founder and CEO Kevin Plank maintains control of the ...
  9. Pot Stocks: How the Election Will Shape This Industry

    With pot legislation on the ballot in states around the country this election, the industry could be poised for a boom.
  10. Managing Market Volatility with Alternative Investments

    Managing the effect of market volatility on portfolios has become the primary concern for the sophisticated global investor.
  11. Best Practices for Managing Investor Relations

    Customer centricity is playing an ever-important role in the services that asset management firms provide.
  12. How Total S.A. Makes Its Money (TOT, XOM)

    Total S.A., one of the Big 6 international petrochemical companies, is genius in its ability to see lucrative markets before ...
  13. High Quality Stocks: Why Now Might Be the Time for Them

    The market has rallied in a big way, but many investors are still seeking a flight to quality. These three ETFs offer quality ...
  14. Why You Should Be Careful With Luxury Stocks Now (BID,PVH,ETH,LUX)

    Luxury stocks just rallied. Is this a sustainable rally or a dead cat bounce?
  15. Today’s Losers, Tomorrow’s Winners

    These two stocks have been taking a beating, and that might continue for a while, but the long-term potential is exceptional. ...
  16. Alwaleed bin Talal: Saudi Arabia's Warren Buffett

    An overview of how Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal became Saudi Arabia's wealthiest man and most successful investor.
  17. Why Low Fuel Prices Aren't Enough for EU Airlines

    Low jet fuel prices alone are not enough to guarantee success in Europe’s fragmented airline market.
  18. Penny Stocks Vs. Venture Capital: Which Carries the Highest Risk?

    Learn how the challenges of venture capital investing and buying penny stocks differ and which type of investment carries ...
  19. Kyle Bass: Hayman Capital Bearish on China

    Find out why Hayman Capital founder Kyle Bass is so bearish on China and how he expects to take advantage of its hard landing ...
  20. How Novo Nordisk Makes Money (NVO)

    Novo Nordisk, a Danish drugmaker, makes billions primarily by fighting hemophilia and diabetes. Here's its story.
  21. Richard Perry's Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes

    Learn how Richard Perry, through hard work and determination, was able to found and lead one of the world's most successful ...
  22. Top 5 Positions in John Griffin's Portfolio

    Learn more about "tiger cub" John Griffin and discover the top five holdings in his portfolio.
  23. Whitney Tilson's Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes

    Take a look at ultra-successful hedge fund manager, Whitney Tilson, and learn about his background, investing philosophy ...
  24. Vestas Wind Systems: Time to Invest?

    Examine the history and recent performance of Vestas Wind Systems, and learn why the company's stock may be poised to surge ...
  25. Top 5 Positions in Pierre Lagrange's Portfolio

    Discover what companies make up the top five positions of Pierre Lagrange's portfolio.
  26. 6 Consistently Resilient Retail Stocks (AMZN)

    These six retailers have delivered consistent sales growth since the financial crisis.
  27. Proxy Season 2016: Big Stakes, Power Grabs

    Each year, public companies hold shareholder meetings where individual and institutional investors vote on the future. Here ...
  28. 3 Companies With Low Working Capital (AREX, NDLS)

    Learn about low working capital, how to calculate it, how it can impact a company's outlook and three stocks that currently ...
  29. 3 Utilities Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows Worth Buying

    Watch for utilities sector laggard NRG Energy, Inc. and its yieldco NRG Yield, Inc. to improve their performances during ...
  30. 3 Volatile Utilities Stocks For The Risk Taker

    Explore three volatile stocks in the utilities sector investors should consider for long positions.
  31. Portfolio Diversification, Done Right

    Diversifying your portfolio by means of different securities and asset classes is an essential approach to lower the overall ...
  32. Top-down vs. Bottom-up

    Top-down and bottom-up methods are alternative approaches to solving a wide variety of analytic problems in business, finance ...
  33. The Top 4 Stocks Listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange for 2016 (T.TO, IPL.TO)

    Understand what's happening with the Toronto Stock Exchange in 2016. Learn about four of the top stocks on the Toronto Stock ...
  34. 3 Volatile Energy Stocks For The Risk Taker (APC, PXD)

    Learn information about three volatile energy stocks and why it may be a good time to consider an investment in them due ...
  35. 3 Consumer Stocks to Avoid in 2016

    Learn about three stocks of consumer product companies that are facing headwinds going into 2016.
  36. What's Ahead for U.S. Commercial Banks (WFC, JPM)

    U.S. commercial banks should benefit from higher interest rates, but anxiety about worldwide economic growth has generated ...
  37. What to Look for in Turnaround Stocks

    The year's off to a volatile start, creating an opportunity for investors to get some bargains. But they have to be careful ...
  38. Top 5 Positions in Whitney Tilson's Portfolio

    Take a look inside the portfolio of hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson, director of T2 Partners Management LP, and learn about ...
  39. The 5 Best Performing Stocks in the Last 20 Years (GMCR, CELG)

    Find out which six stocks have performed the best over the past 20 years, which industries generated the most growth and ...
  40. 6 Stocks That Benefit from a Weather Event

    Discover companies that enjoy an increase in business as a result of a major weather event and how this translates into higher ...
  41. Common Sense Strategies For Adverse Markets

    Adverse markets require skillful adjustments to reduce risk and find new profit opportunities.
  42. 6 Growth Stocks You Should Keep an Eye On (ALK, AOS)

    These growth stocks have appreciated in an uncertain environment, and they all have the potential to be big long-term winners. ...
  43. Is Now the Right Time to Buy Russian Stocks?

    Examine the state of the Russian equity market entering 2016 and learn why adding Russian stocks to your investment portfolio ...
  44. The 2016 Infrastructure Report: 4 Ongoing Global Projects

    Discover several of the most costly infrastructure projects under construction around the world in 2016, and learn more about ...
  45. Economic Conditions That Helped Cause World War II

    Dire economic conditions following the First World War intensified antagonisms between nations that would eventually lead ...
  46. How New York Became the Center of American Finance

    While New York is the undisputed center of American finance, it wasn't always that way. Here's a look at how the city achieved ...
  47. Warren Buffett and the Mania of Mr. Market

    The stock market, or Mr. Market as conceptualized by Warren Buffett and Benjamin Graham, is an erratic, moody individual. ...
  48. The 2016 Outlook for Utilities (XLU, VPU)

    Utilities should gain ground throughout 2016, offering investors and market timers profitable opportunities in an adverse ...
  49. Will FANG Become Toothless Tigers in 2016? (FB,AMZN,NFLX,GOOGL)

    Based on analysts' 12-month target prices, last year's hottest stocks - Netflix and Amazon.com - are expected to gain 40% ...
  50. The Top 4 Telecommunications Penny Stocks for 2016 (ALSK, CBB)

    Discover four telecommunications penny stocks for your portfolio for 2016, including turnaround candidates and those with ...
  51. The Best Ways To Invest For Income In 2016

    Dividend paying stocks and equity income funds are two ways to get yield out of your investments this year.
  52. Icahn Enterprises: An Activist Investor Analysis

    Learn how Carl Icahn has earned his reputation as a brutally effective activist shareholder, corporate takeover artist and ...
  53. Small Cap Vs. Mid Cap Vs. Large Cap Stocks in 2016

    Find out what to expect from small-, mid- and large-cap stocks in 2016, learn and why markets might not perform much better ...
  54. Starboard Value: An Activist Investor Analysis

    Read about the aggressive and successful activist strategy employed by Jeffrey Smith, head of New York-based hedge fund Starboard ...
  55. 3 Companies Disrupting Their Industries (GRUB)

    Find out which companies are using mobile application technology to completely disrupt their industries and transform conventional ...
  56. Wanda Group: The Chinese Conglomerate You've Never Heard Of

    Learn about the Dalian Wanda Group, one of the world's largest and most successful conglomerates.
  57. The Top 5 Micro Cap Semiconductor Stocks for 2016 (NVEC, UCTT)

    Learn about the semiconductor industry, its overall outlook for 2016, and the five best semiconductor stocks to consider ...
  58. The Top 5 Micro Cap Software Stocks for 2016 (MITK, ZIXI)

    Learn about the strong earnings growth outlook for the software industry and five micro-cap software stocks to track down ...
  59. Investment Strategy Case Study: Traditional Vs. Alternatives for 2016

    Learn more about some types of alternative investments and why you should consider adding them in your portfolio in 2016.
  60. 3 Companies With High Working Capital (GT, GILD)

    Learn about working capital, its importance in determining corporate financial stability and three stocks with high working ...
  61. Black Swans, Explained

    There exists a certain type of trader who invests in low-probability events that generate enormous pay-offs if they occur. ...
  62. North Korean Sanctions Just Got Serious

    Seoul's decision to shut down the Kaesong Industrial Complex is a blow to the region's attempts at economic cooperation and ...
  63. Top 4 Stocks Listed on the London Stock Exchange for 2016 (PSO)

    Discover why the London Stock Exchange provides many good investment opportunities in 2016, and learn about the top British ...
  64. Why You Need to Watch Small Caps (IWM)

    Small cap performance impacts broad market tone and direction while revealing important details about market psychology. ...
  65. Will Oprah's Weight Watchers Bet Pay Off? (WTW)

    Weight Watchers is stuck in a holding pattern, while analysts and the public wait and see if Oprah's participation yields ...
  66. 5 Methods To Avoid Value Traps

    Learn about five key factors that can help investors identify and avoid value traps in their stock market portfolio selections.
  67. 3 Companies that Graduated from Micro Cap to Small Cap in 2015 (NEO, NSA)

    Learn how and why some companies rise from the micro-cap range to the small-cap level. This knowledge will help you target ...
  68. 5 Stocks With Bullish MACD Crossovers for 2016 (COT, OCLR)

    Take a technical analysis look at five stocks that may be heading to the upside in 2016, based on a bullish MACD crossover ...
  69. An Inside Look at Foursquare's Business Model

    Learn how Foursquare, once considered one of the most exciting technology startups around, intends to finally break through ...
  70. Two Reasons Dividends Will Drive Returns in 2016

    Dividend paying stocks are expected to be in vogue this year. But investors have to be choosy when picking one to invest ...
  71. Corvex Management: An Activist Investor Analysis

    Read about activist hedge fund Corvex Management and its founder, Keith Meister, who is a sometimes abrasive and emotional, ...
  72. How Toyota Makes Money (TM)

    Japan's biggest car manufacturer is also one of North America's biggest, delighting shareholders with its high profit margins.
  73. 8 Sectors That Drones Are Influencing in 2016

    Find out which sectors of the economy are expected to be heavily influenced by the growing commercial application of aerial ...
  74. The Top 5 Small Cap Retail Stocks for 2016 (PLCE, FIVE)

    Pay close attention to the performance charts for small-cap retail stocks for signals demonstrating strength despite a disappointing ...
  75. The Most Followed Stocks on StockTwits (NFLX, FB)

    Learn about the five most-followed stocks on StockTwits and how the site provides users with unique social insights for investing.
  76. ValueAct Capital: An Activist Investor Analysis

    Read an in-depth review of activist hedge fund ValueAct Capital, which saw nearly all of its 2015 gains eliminated in a matter ...
  77. Where in the World Should You Put Your Money Now?

    The U.S. stock market is reeling and interest rates remain skimpy. Nevertheless, even now there are still a few ways to get ...
  78. Top 5 Stocks Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange for 2016 (RIO)

    Uncover five of the stocks listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) that offer investors the highest potential for above-average ...
  79. Stocks with High Dividend Yields: Why They're 'a Trap'

    Should you seek high yielding-dividend stocks in the current investment environment?
  80. Buffett's Big Holdings: Should You Buy Them?

    Following Warren Buffett's stock picks has historically been a good strategy. Is considering his biggest holdings in 2016 ...
  81. Cash vs. Stocks: How to Decide

    Is it better to keep your money in cash or is a down market a good time to buy stocks at a lower cost?
  82. Best Stocks to Buy for Around $1 (NXTD, MBII)

    Watch for strong technical indicators and other positive information when considering the purchase of any stock trading in ...
  83. 4 Stocks With Bullish Head and Shoulders Patterns for 2016 (PG, ETR)

    Discover analyses of the top four stocks with bullish head and shoulders patterns forming in 2016, and learn the prices at ...
  84. Performance Review: Emerging Markets Equities in 2015

    Find out why emerging markets struggled in 2015 and why a half-decade long trend of poor returns is proving optimistic growth ...
  85. Black Swans: No Point in Freaking Out

    Could 2016 be a big year for black swans? Who knows? Here's what black swans are, how they can devastate the unprepared, ...
  86. Is It Time To Buy Emerging Markets? (EEM)

    The majority of emerging markets are dependent on natural resources, delaying a long-term recovery until commodity markets ...
  87. 2016's Most Promising Asset Classes

    Find out which asset classes are considered to be the most promising for generating portfolio returns and reducing volatility ...
  88. 4 Best Drone Stocks to Invest in for 2016 (AMBA, ESLT)

    Find out which companies' stocks are set to lead the growth of the potential $100 billion industry of drone makers in 2016 ...
  89. 3 Cyclical Industries To Exploit in 2016

    Learn about the three industries at the down end of their business cycles, and discover how these industries may improve ...
  90. Apple's Endgame in the Education Technology Biz

    Technology has the potential to rebuild the future and the fortunes of businesses. Apple Inc. seems to have realized it.
  91. 4 Things That Make a Stock a Safe Bet

    No investment is a sure bet, but you can reduce your chances of taking a loss by choosing fair-priced stocks with growth ...
  92. A Beginner's Guide to Investing in Company Stock Plans

    There are certain advantages to investing in your employer's stock but there are some potential drawbacks to be aware of. ...
  93. Want to Buy Stocks? Here's How to Find Them (FB)

    Finding companies with good earnings and hitting on all cylinders in this environment, although possible, is not easy.
  94. 3 Risks Emerging Markets Debt Faces in 2016

    Learn about the major risks for emerging market debt in 2016. Discover how low interest rate policies by central banks fueled ...
  95. Glencore Vs. Noble Group

    Read about the differences between Glencore and Noble Group, two companies in the commodities business. Learn about accounting ...
  96. The Top 3 Small Cap Hardware Stocks for 2016 (AMD, TIVO)

    Learn about the three growth segments and the top three small-cap stocks that could bolster your portfolio regardless of ...
  97. The 5 Best Stocks That Pay Monthly Dividends (PSEC, LTC)

    Get the scoop on five of the best stocks that pay regular monthly dividends, offering investors looking for regular income ...
  98. The Top Rated Dividend Paying Stocks for 2016 (ABBV, BA)

    Discover five of the top-rated stocks that pay investors solid dividends that you may want to consider adding to your investment ...
  99. The Top 5 Platinum Penny Stocks for 2016 (PLG, XPL)

    Examine five penny stocks in the platinum mining business that investors may wish to consider adding to their investment ...
  100. Top 5 Stocks Traded in the U.S. (GE, BAC)

    Learn about the top stocks traded in the United States in terms of average daily trading volume: GE, Apple, Bank of America, ...
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