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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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: ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. Analyzing Starbucks' Return on Equity (SBUX)

    Understand what factors affected increases in Starbucks Corporation's return on equity and how Starbucks compares to its ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. Costco P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis

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

    Learn about the components of the statement of financial position and how they relate to each other.
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. Rite Aid P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis (RAD, CVS)

    A quick analysis for the P/E ratio of Rite Aid Corp.
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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.
  31. IAT: iShares US Regional Banks ETF

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

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

    Semiconductor companies offer an endless variety of trading and investment opportunities.
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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' ...
  38. The Basics Of Bollinger Bands

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

    Find out about the PowerShares DWA SmallCap Momentum Portfolio ETF, and explore detailed analysis the fund's characteristics, ...
  40. 4 Utility Stocks that Consistently Outperform

    A look at four utility stocks that have outperformed the market for the last five years.
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. Due Diligence In 10 Easy Steps

    Got a hot stock tip? Follow up on it with these tips to avoid getting burned.
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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.
  57. Selling Your Business: How to Prepare

    Once you have a solid, stand-alone business with solid finances, it's time to put a price on it. Here are the steps needed ...
  58. Home Depot's 6 Key Financial Ratios (HD)

    Learn about important financial ratios used to determine the performance of retailer Home Depot; these give a quick snapshot ...
  59. Analyzing Procter & Gamble's Return on Equity (ROE) (PG)

    Find out how Procter & Gamble's return on equity (ROE) has varied over time, how the company's ROE compares with its peers ...
  60. Analyzing BP's Return on Equity (ROE)

    Examine the return on equity (ROE) for British Petroleum, the slumping international energy company that seems to be falling ...
  61. Analyzing Porter's 5 Forces on Starbucks (SBUX)

    Examine the industry position of Starbucks Coffee Company from the perspective of the company using the Porter's Five Forces ...
  62. Can Small Caps Rebound?

    While the collective concensus was right on the dollar rising, it was wrong on at least one implication of a stronger greenback: ...
  63. Hewlett-Packard Company's 3 Key Financial Ratios (HPQ)

    Appreciate the business complexity behind the financial ratios for HP and understand how the ratios may be stated differently ...
  64. Yahoo's 3 Key Financial Ratios (YHOO)

    Understand key financial ratios that help explain Yahoo's current revenue and profit situations, as well as its P/E ratio ...
  65. From Grexit to Smart Beta: Investopedia's Top 10 Terms of 2015

    Did you see a unicorn in 2015? Many investors did in the shape of an Uber, Airbnb or Snapchat. If you didn’t know what a ...
  66. Warren Buffett and Berkshire's Productive Assets

    Here are some methods to measure whether an investment will be "productive."
  67. Playing The Strongest Small Cap Semiconductors (SOX, INTC)

    Semiconductor leadership in 2016 could have a powerful effect on small-caps in the broad technology sector
  68. 3 Waste Management Stocks That Outperformed Since 2010

    A look at three stocks in the environmental and waste management industry that have outperformed the market for the last ...
  69. A Closer Look at Starbucks

    Starbucks has had an outstanding run in recent years. But have its shares become too expensive for new shareholders?
  70. 5 Top Ways to Double Your Investment

    From risky manoeuvres to slow-and-steady strategies, we look at five methods to double your money.
  71. Amazon's 3 Key Financial Ratios (AMZN)

    Get insights into the important financial ratios behind the Amazon growth story, and understand the implications as the ratios ...
  72. 8 Blue Chip Stocks with Low P/E Ratios

    Discover why the price/earnings (P/E) ratio is important in determining the relative value of a stock and find out which ...
  73. Analyzing Home Depot's Return on Equity (ROE) (HD)

    Discover what Home Depot's return on equity (ROE) ratio says about the performance of the company and how it relates to historical ...
  74. A Quick Look at Rite Aid's History

    Discover the history of Rite Aid, the third-largest U.S. drugstore chain. Learn about a potential merger that could drastically ...
  75. FYI On ROI: A Guide To Calculating Return On Investment

    Return on investment is a simple equation that can give you an edge when fine-tuning your portfolio - here's how to use it. ...
  76. Asset Manager Ethics: Acting With Competence and Diligence

    Managers must make investment decisions based on their personal investment process, which in turn should be based on solid ...
  77. Understanding the Income Statement

    The best way to analyze a company—and figure out if it's worth investing in—is to know how to dissect its income statement. ...
  78. Common Interview Questions for Fixed Income Traders

    Discover a list of potential questions and answers commonly asked in job interviews for a candidate applying for a position ...
  79. Time to Bring Active Back into a Portfolio?

    While stocks have rallied since the economic recovery in 2009, many active portfolio managers have struggled to deliver investor ...
  80. The Best Financial Modeling Courses for Investment Bankers

    Obtain information, both general and comparative, about the best available financial modeling courses for individuals pursuing ...
  81. Where the Price is Right for Dividends

    There are two broad schools of thought for equity income investing: The first pays the highest dividend yields and the second ...
  82. Investing Opportunities as Central Banks Diverge

    After the Paris attacks investors are focusing on central bank policy and its potential for divergence: tightened by the ...
  83. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Pfizer Stock (PFE)

    Learn the biggest potential risks that may affect the price of Pfizer's stock, complete with a fundamental analysis and review ...
  84. Using Pivot Points For Predictions

    Learn one of the most common methods of finding support and resistance levels.
  85. PEG Ratio Nails Down Value Stocks

    Learn how this simple calculation can help you determine a stock's earnings potential.
  86. Is Caterpillar Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA?

    Learn about Caterpillar's suitability for a retirement portfolio. Does CAT have long-term viability? Find out if CAT is better ...
  87. How Gross Margin Can Make or Break Your Startup

    Find out how your startup's gross margin can impact your business, including why a mediocre margin may spell disaster for ...
  88. What’s the Difference Between Duration & Maturity?

    We look at the meaning of two terms that often get confused, duration and maturity, to set the record straight.
  89. Buy Penny Stocks Using the Wisdom of Peter Lynch

    Are penny stocks any better than playing penny slots in Vegas? What if you used the fundamental analysis principles of Peter ...
  90. Are Amazon Profits Here to Stay? (AMZN)

    Amazon is starting to look like a steadily profitable company. Is this really the case? Should investors even be hoping for ...
  91. What to Do When You Can't Repay Your Student Loans

    Student loans should be kept in good standing no matter what. Here are some tips on managing your loans.
  92. Are EM Stocks Finally Emerging?

    Many investors are looking at emerging market (EM) stocks and wonder if it’s time to step back in, while others wonder if ...
  93. Wal-Mart vs. Target: Which One Is A Bigger Threat To Amazon? (AMZN, WMT)

    Walmart and Target both revealed multi-year plans to grow their businesses. Which of these two retailers is the biggest threat ...
  94. Does Costco Have Room to Grow Its Margins?

    Costco has historically capped their margins well below industry standard. Might now be the time for them to raise them and ...
  95. 9 Tricks Of The Successful Forex Trader

    These steps will make you a more disciplined, smarter and, ultimately, wealthier trader.
  96. Operating Cash Flow: Better Than Net Income?

    Differences between accrual accounting and cash flows show why net income is easier to manipulate.
  97. Investment Banks: Not a Good Bet Right Now? (GS)

    Investment banks might appear safe to investors at the moment, but they're probably more dangerous than advertised.
  98. Analyzing Porter's 5 Forces on Facebook (FB)

    Read about how you can use Porter's five forces to analyze Facebook's competition. This simple methodology looks at several ...
  99. The Best Litmus Test Of A Company's Risk? The Acid Test

    The acid test measures a company’s short-term liquidity.
  100. The Three Things Most Good Stocks Have In Common

    Uncover the three things most good stocks have in common: performance, profitability and value.
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