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  1. The 5 Best US Small Cap Value Index Mutual Funds

    Find out which index mutual funds do the best at investing in small-cap value stocks for higher potential returns at the ...
  2. The Pros and Cons of Distressed Debt Investing

    Distressed debt investing is suitable for professional investors. Besides heavy risk factors to consider, this investment ...
  3. Analyzing UPS's Return on Equity (ROE) (UPS)

    Learn about UPS's return on equity (ROE), an important metric for investors. It is useful to compare the historical ROE and ...
  4. What Investors Need to Know About Returns in 2016

    Last year wasn’t a great one for investors seeking solid returns, so here are three things we believe all investors need ...
  5. Analyzing Google's Return on Equity (ROE) (GOOGL)

    Learn about Alphabet's return on equity. How has its ROE changed over time, how does it compare to its peers and what factors ...
  6. The Top 5 Micro Cap Alternative Energy Stocks for 2016 (AMSC, SLTD)

    Follow a cautious approach when purchasing micro-cap stocks in the alternative energy sector. Learn about five alternative ...
  7. Analyzing Porter's Five Forces on Under Armour (UA)

    Learn about Under Armour and how it differentiates itself in the competitive athletic apparel industry in light of the Porter's ...
  8. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Qualcomm Stock (QCOM, BRCM)

    Understand the long-term fundamental risks related to investing in Qualcomm stock, and how financial ratios also play into ...
  9. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Johnson & Johnson Stock (JNJ)

    Learn the largest risks to investing in Johnson & Johnson through fundamental analysis and other potential risks. Also discover ...
  10. The Top 5 Micro Cap Biotechnology Stocks for 2016 (BSTC, OSIR)

    Discover some of the most promising micro-cap biotechnology stocks that investors can consider for their 2016 investment ...
  11. Analyzing Sprint Corp's Return on Equity (ROE) (S)

    Learn about Sprint's return on equity. Find out why its ROE is negative and how asset turnover and financial leverage impact ...
  12. The Top 5 Personal Finance Experts to Follow in 2016

    Here is a look at five money and investing experts who can help you reach your financial goals for 2016.
  13. How to Analyze a Company's Inventory

    Discover how to analyze a company's inventory by understanding different types of inventory and doing a quantitative and ...
  14. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Celgene Stock (CELG)

    Discover the biggest risks to investing in Celgene Corporation when reviewing fundamental analysis and other external factors ...
  15. Analyzing Boeing’s Return on Equity (ROE) (BA)

    Learn about Boeing's return on equity and find out how the company's ROE compares to its own historical performance and aerospace ...
  16. Understanding Chipotle's Financials (CMG)

    Learn about Chipotle Mexican Grill and its financial statements, including metrics such as comparable sales, operating margin ...
  17. Analyzing Verizon's Return on Equity (ROE) (VZ)

    Learn about Verizon's return on equity and find out how ROE is influenced by net profit margin, asset turnover ratio and ...
  18. Where to Ride Out the Volatility

    The one word that characterizes financial markets today: volatile. Take a look at these three considerations.
  19. The (Expected) Market Impact of the 2016 Election

    With primary season upon us, investor attention is beginning to turn to the upcoming U.S. presidential election.
  20. Dow Chemical: An Activist Investment Analysis (DOW)

    Read about how an activist hedge fund demanded changes at Dow Chemical. Learn about deal structure of the proposed merger ...
  21. 3 Eaton Vance Mutual Funds with Long Track Records (EV)

    Discover three Eaton Vance mutual funds with long track records. Review brief descriptions about each fund's management and ...
  22. The Top 5 Small-Cap Core Mutual Funds for 2016

    Discover five mutual funds that specialize in investing in core small-market capitalization stocks traded on U.S. stock exchanges.
  23. 3 Legg Mason Mutual Funds with Long Track Records (LM)

    Discover three Legg Mason mutual funds with long track records. Read a summary of each fund, as well as performance and manager ...
  24. Analyzing Porter's Five Forces on Delta Airlines (DAL)

    Learn about Porter's Five Forces, a framework used to analyze external threats to companies, and discover which forces pose ...
  25. Fortune Brands Home & Security: An Activist Investment Analysis (FBHS)

    Read about Bill Ackman's highly successful breakup of longtime holding company Fortune Brands in one of the most profitable ...
  26. The Top 5 Micro Cap Telecommunication Stocks for 2016 (CLFD,LMOS)

    Identify and learn about five of the best micro-cap telecommunications stocks to consider for your diversified portfolio ...
  27. Etsy: How It's Fared Since Its 2015 IPO (ETSY)

    Discover why Etsy had one of the worst IPOs of 2015, and how you would have fared as an investor had you invested in Etsy ...
  28. Analyzing AT&T's Return on Equity (ROE) (T)

    Learn about AT&T's return on equity. Find out how its recent ROE compares to historical results and those of peers in the ...
  29. Analyzing JetBlue's Return on Equity (JBLU)

    Learn about JetBlue's historical ROE and how it stacks up to similar-sized peers. ROE is a useful metric for investors to ...
  30. Analyzing Oracle's Return on Equity (ROE) (ORCL)

    Learn about Oracle's ROE. How have net profit margin, asset turnover and financial leverage influenced ROE relative to peers ...
  31. 3 Charts All Investors Should See

    Given the abysmal start to the year, the defining question is whether this is another painful but temporary correction, or ...
  32. Hess Corporation: An Activist Investment Analysis (HES)

    Learn about Elliott Management's 2013 activist investor involvement with Hess Corporation. Find out what the hedge fund changed ...
  33. Analyzing Porter's Five Forces on Electronic Arts (EA)

    Explore Porter's Five Forces as they apply to video game producer Electronic Arts; learn which external forces pose the biggest ...
  34. The Top 5 Small Cap Restaurant Stocks for 2016 (BLMN,DENN)

    Learn about the market conditions that could help continue pushing restaurant stocks higher in 2016 and the five small-cap ...
  35. 5 'Boring' Dividend Stocks for a Market Sell-off

    Finding the right dividend stocks for bear markets isn't about seeking the highest yield. Instead, consider these five fiscally-solid ...
  36. The Top 5 Technology Penny Stocks for 2016 (QTM,AMKR)

    Discover why the technology sector is vital to investors, and learn more about five of the most promising technology penny ...
  37. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Altria Stock (MO)

    Learn the biggest risks to Altria Group stock through fundamental analysis. Also discover what external risks pose a threat ...
  38. Wingstop Inc: How It's Fared Since the 2015 IPO (WING)

    Track the performance of Wingstop shares since the company's 2015 IPO, and learn how you would have fared had you invested ...
  39. Analyzing Cisco's Return on Equity (ROE) (CSCO)

    Learn about Cisco's ROE and see how the company's most recent results compare to historical results and large-cap networking ...
  40. Analyzing Porter's Five Forces on Verizon (VZ)

    Examine Verizon's position in the wireless service industry by considering Porter's Five Forces and determining the company's ...
  41. McGraw Hill Financial: An Activist Investment Analysis (MHFI, MHE)

    Learn about the high-profile split between McGraw Hill Financial and McGraw Hill Education, and how a few activist investors ...
  42. Will "FANG" Stocks Outperform in 2016?

    Facebook held the most bullish accumulation-distribution pattern into year’s end, telling investors to focus on this issue ...
  43. The Top 5 Restaurant Penny Stocks for 2016 (SAUC, GTIM)

    Take a look at five restaurant stocks that are trading below $5 heading into 2016. These penny stocks could produce sizable ...
  44. The Top 5 Small Cap Software Stocks for 2016 (MOBL,OPWR)

    Watch for bargains among small-cap software stocks by following their share price performances for signals of strength during ...
  45. 4 Reasons Small Cap Companies Are Actively Engaged in M&As

    Read about the reasons why smaller-cap companies actively take part in mergers and acquisitions (M&As). In addition to new ...
  46. Johnson & Johnson P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis

    Calculating and analyzing Johnson and Johnson's P/E Ratio.
  47. Analyzing Chipotle's Return on Equity (CMG)

    Learn about Chipotle's return on equity (ROE), read about restaurant closures and Chipotle's E.coli outbreak, and gain knowledge ...
  48. The 4 Best U.S. Large Cap Index Mutual Funds

    Discover the top four mutual funds that use passive investment approaches and follow stock indexes composed of U.S. large-cap ...
  49. The Top 5 All Cap Core Mutual Funds for 2016

    Learn how to shop for the best all-cap mutual funds, and identify five funds that invest in companies of all sizes and offer ...
  50. Analyzing Wal-Mart's Return on Equity (WMT)

    Understand how Wal-Mart has maintained steady return on equity in recent years as its revenue and net income consistently ...
  51. IBM Isn't Worried About Its Stock Tanking. This Is Why.

    IBM is experiencing a dearth of revenue growth and earnings performance as its older business channels die on the vine. The ...
  52. IPO 101: What You Need to Know About Going Public

    Taking a company public isn't easy. Here's what you need to know to make sure you and your firm are prepared for the realities ...
  53. Analyzing Twitter's Return on Equity (ROE) (TWTR)

    Learn about Twitter's negative return on equity since its initial public offering (IPO) and how it compares to other social ...
  54. Analyzing PepsiCo's Return on Equity (PEP)

    Understand recent trends in PepsiCo's return on equity, the factors that have contributed to its return on equity (ROE), ...
  55. Lockheed Martin P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis

    A quick analysis of Lockheed Martin's P/E ratio.
  56. 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.
  57. 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 ...
  58. Index Funds Explained

    Indexing strategies have been around for long, but many investors still don’t understand what a powerful tool they can be ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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 ...
  63. Hedge Funds: Idiosyncratic Challenges to Fade

    With shifting monetary policy, we see renewed potential across many hedge fund strategies.
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. Seadrill P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis

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

    Learn all about Fidelity's equity funds, such as investment-style, large-, mid- and small-cap funds, and international-, ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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 ...
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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 ...
  75. 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 ...
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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 ...
  78. 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 ...
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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 ...
  82. 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 ...
  83. 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 ...
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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 ...
  86. 3 Early Warning Signs You Can Use to Exit Positions

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

    Learn why despite Japanese equities’ recent volatility, Japan remains one of the most compelling stock markets globally.
  88. 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 ...
  89. 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 ...
  90. 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 ...
  91. 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 ...
  92. 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?
  93. 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 ...
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. 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.
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. 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 ...
  100. The Biggest M&A Deals of 2015

    Here is a summary of 2015 M&A activity and a look ahead at 2016.
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