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  1. The Top 5 Large Cap Semiconductor Stocks for 2016 (AMAT, AVGO)

    Discover the top five large-cap semiconductors that are expected to grow in 2016, including a summary of each company and ...
  2. The Top Retail Stocks of 2016 (TGT, HD, TJX, AMZN, DLTR)

    Retail hasn't been a hot sector, but these five retail names have the potential to stay hot in 2016.
  3. The Top 5 Dividend-Paying Telecommunication Stocks for 2016 (VZ, BCE)

    Discover the top five dividend-paying stocks in the telecommunications sector, including some household names and a couple ...
  4. Target Embraces Being a Dividend Stock (TGT)

    Target has ended its growth stage. Despite plenty of areas in which the company can expand, Target has instead decided to ...
  5. The Best Tech Stocks of 2016 (MSFT, AMZN, FB, NFLX)

    If you stick with the theory that the winners keep winning on Wall Street these five technology stocks should be on your ...
  6. 6 Bad Investment Habits That Are Draining Your Portfolio

    Falling victim to certain bad investment habits can spell disaster for your portfolio.
  7. Rising Prices: Inflation or Quality Improvements?

    Price indices are used to measure inflation, but qualitative improvements in products complicates attempts to isolate the ...
  8. 3 Popular Consumers Stocks in 2015 (AMZN, SBUX)

    Find out what makes Amazon, Starbucks and The Home Depot three popular consumer stocks in 2015 and how they may remain so ...
  9. These 25 Stocks Are Dividend Superstars (NVDA, MA)

    These 25 stocks are dividend superstars, but only four should be on your radar.
  10. The Top 5 Entertainment Stocks for 2016 (NFLX, WYNN)

    Discover the top five entertainment stocks for 2016, including one across-the-board winner and three value stocks poised ...
  11. The Top 5 Dividend Paying Retail Stocks for 2016 (M, GPS)

    Learn about five retail merchants that have dividends policies with attractive dividend yields after a sell-off of stocks ...
  12. The Top 5 Retail Stocks for 2016 (AMZN, EXPR)

    Discover the top five retail stocks for 2016, including two big household names and one small-cap apparel stock currently ...
  13. Three Disney Business Segments Investors Should Watch

    The Walt Disney Company (DIS) reported fourth quarter and full year earnings for fiscal 2014 on November 5th and the house ...
  14. The Top 5 Micro-Cap Restaurant Stocks for 2016 (KONA, ARKR)

    Check out these five restaurant stocks with micro-cap market capitalizations of between $50 million and $300 million. Each ...
  15. Top 5 Stocks with Short Squeeze Potential (FIT, GME)

    A short squeeze can lead to big gains and make your year (if the risks aren't too great). Here are five stocks with short ...
  16. A Closer Look at FedEx Corporation (FDX)

    Despite being poised to profit from the rise of globalization and e-commerce, FedEx faces its share of challenges. We take ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. Is Electronic Arts a 'Buy' Right Now? (EA)

    Electronic Arts may scuffle or surge based on Star Wars. Who will win over the long haul; the longs or the shorts?
  19. Shake Shack: Should You Short It? (SHAK)

    Shake Shack is loved by shorts. Are these investors taking on too much risk by shorting a growing company?
  20. 2016's Most Promising Tech Investments

    Find out about some of the most promising tech investments for 2016: GoPro, Australian software developer Atlassian and solar ...
  21. The Top 5 Financials Stocks for 2016 (JPM, BAC)

    Explore detailed analyses of the top five financials stocks to consider in 2016, and learn why they are poised to rise with ...
  22. The Top 5 Mid Cap Hardware Stocks for 2016

    Discover the top five mid-cap hardware companies for 2016, with a brief summary, growth outlook and price target of each ...
  23. Is it Risky to Invest in Options?

    Investing with options can be a great strategy, but you need to do your research first or the risks can outweigh the benefits.
  24. Is the DJ Transportation Average Headed Into a Bear Market?

    The DJ Transportation Average could enter a major downtrend in 2016, dropping toward 6000 and a critical test of the 2013 ...
  25. Disney Chase Visa: What's Special?

    Love Disneyland or dream of a Disney World vacation? Disney Chase Visa is one credit card that can help.
  26. The Top 5 Dividend-Paying Financials Stocks for 2016 (WFC, JPM)

    Discover analyses of the top five dividend-paying financial stocks for 2016, and learn why their stock prices and dividends ...
  27. 4 Perfect Stocks Based on Book Value (HDNG, CLMS)

    Searching for perfection can improve long-term returns.
  28. 3 Biotech Blue-Chip Companies to Keep an Eye On (AMGN, BIIB)

    Discover three blue-chip biotech stocks you should keep your eye on in 2016. Despite recent struggles in the industry, these ...
  29. 4 Stocks You Didn’t Know Warren Buffet Owns (VRSK, CBI)

    Learn about four less well-known publicly traded companies with common shares held by Berkshire Hathaway, a famous company ...
  30. The Top 5 Dividend-Paying Semiconductor Stocks for 2016 (CY, LLTC)

    Discover the top 5 dividend-paying semiconductor stocks for 2016, with a summary, growth outlook and expected price target ...
  31. Are We Underestimating Cisco Systems (CSCO)?

    Cisco Systems boasts extensive cash holdings, an attractive dividend, and solid financial performance. Yet the market seems ...
  32. Top 3 NYSE Listed Stocks for 2016 (BABA, PFE)

    Learn about some of the stocks listed on the NYSE that may setting up for a big year in 2016. See how Alibaba has underperformed ...
  33. 3 Popular Healthcare Stocks in 2015 (CVS, AGN)

    Discover the three most popular health care stocks of 2015, including an affordable stock that caught BlackRock Investment ...
  34. The Top 4 Dividend-Paying Entertainment Stocks for 2016 (SIX, CCL)

    Learn about the top four dividend-bearing stocks in the entertainment industry for 2016 and beyond, including a few solid ...
  35. Top 3 NASDAQ-Listed Stocks for 2016 (AAPL, GILD)

    Learn about the top stocks listed on the NASDAQ for 2016. See how Netflix stock has risen dramatically in 2015 and could ...
  36. 3 Airline Stocks that Outperformed Since 2010

    A look at three airline stocks that have outperformed the market over the last five years.
  37. The Economics of Birchbox

    Find out how subscription-based Birchbox makes money from its monthly sample box model. Read more on the next steps in Birchbox's ...
  38. The Top 5 Restaurant Stocks for 2016 (CMG, DNKN)

    Discover the top five restaurant stocks expected to grow in 2016, with a summary, growth outlook and price target for each ...
  39. The Top 5 Dividend Paying Software Stocks for 2016 (MSFT, INFY)

    Find out which five dividend-paying stocks in the software sector can bring the best yields and growth potential to your ...
  40. Is Buffett's 90/10 Asset Allocation Sound?

    Warren Buffett made waves when he said 90% of his wife's bequest would go toward stocks. Is it a good idea for typical investors ...
  41. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Utility Stocks for 2016 (AES, APU, CNP, ITC, NRG)

    Discover the top five mid-cap utility stocks that are expected to grow in 2016. Read a brief description of each company ...
  42. Star Wars The Force Awakens a Legacy of Star Destroyer-Sized Revenues (DIS)

    The next installment of the Star Wars saga, The Force Awakens, has just been released. Worldwide revenue is expected in the ...
  43. The Biggest Risks of Investing in J.C. Penney Stock

    Read about some of the risks investors face by taking a position in J.C. Penney. The department store chain has had some ...
  44. The Top 5 Mid Cap Retail Stocks for 2016 (AN, BBBY, DKS, KSS, TIF)

    Discover the top five mid-cap retail stocks for 2016, with a summary, growth outlook and potential price target for each ...
  45. Does Heavy Online Traffic Equal Good Stock Returns? (GOOGL, FB)

    A look at companies with strong online performance and whether or not it equates to stock appreciation.
  46. 4 of the Best Yacht Clubs in San Diego

    If you want to hang out with the man credited with boosting the profile of the America’s Cup, head to this California coastal ...
  47. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Ambarella Stock

    Read about the risks of investing in Ambarella. The company makes the chips inside GoPro cameras and is subject to some risks ...
  48. The Biggest Risks of Investing in EMC Stock

    Read about some of the risks of investing in EMC now that its acquisition by Dell has been announced. There are issues with ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. Clovis Oncology: The Revenant? (CLVS)

    Cinéastes everywhere are no doubt wondering whether Leonardo DiCaprio’s next film, The Revenant, a December 25th release ...
  51. Unlike Bezos, Alibaba’s Jack Ma Uses His Company’s Balance Sheet to Buy a Newspaper

    In August 2013, Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos bought the money-losing Washington Post newspaper business (FY12 operating loss ...
  52. Green Mountain Pod People Get Swallowed Up (GMCR)

    In a stock market version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, the Keurig Green Mountain pod people, a long-time punching bag ...
  53. The Top 5 Large-Cap Hardware Stocks for 2016 (AAPL, EMC, HPQ, QCOM, STX)

    Learn the top five large-cap hardware stocks that are expected to grow in 2016, with a summary and expected growth opportunities ...
  54. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Entertainment Stocks for 2016 (TTWO, AMCX, IMAX, TGNA, SIX)

    Learn about the top five mid-cap entertainment stocks for 2016, why you should invest in them and where they could be heading ...
  55. 5 Stocks You Should Buy for 2016 (COST, DG)

    The stock market might bring some challenges in 2016. Here are five stocks with potential to buck the trend.
  56. 3 Best Defensive Stocks for 2016 (PM, BUD, WYNN)

    Learn about the three best defensive stocks for 2016, including some big names in the casino and resort development, tobacco ...
  57. The 3 Best Stocks to Buy and Hold Forever (WMT, JNJ)

    Learn about the characteristics, qualities and reasoning behind stocks suitable for an investor interested in a buy-and-hold ...
  58. Will Smith & Wesson Continue its Ascent? (SWHC)

    Smith & Wesson investors have been pleased over the past year. Is there still upside potential?
  59. 3 Energy Stocks to Avoid (SWN,CHK,FCX)

    Knowing what stocks to avoid is even more important than knowing which ones to buy. Here's why you should avoid these three ...
  60. The Top 5 Large-Cap Retail Stocks for 2016 (AMZN, DG, EXPE, ROST, TJX)

    Discover the top five large-cap retail companies that will grow in 2016, with detailed explanations of the companies and ...
  61. The Top 5 Small-Cap Biotechnology Stocks for 2016 (EXEL, LXRX, MNKD, MNTA, VNDA)

    Discover the top five small-cap biotechnology stocks for 2016, with a summary, growth outlook and expected price target for ...
  62. The Top 5 Large-Cap Basic Material Stocks for 2016 (AA, CF, MOS, POT, WRK)

    Discover the top five large-cap basic materials stocks expected to grow in 2016, with summaries of each company and the rational ...
  63. DOL: WisdomTree International LargeCp Div ETF

    Learn more about the WisdomTree International LargeCap Dividend fund, an income-based international equities ETF that focuses ...
  64. These Five Stocks Depend on Low-Income Consumers

    Become popular with the regular joes (like these companies) and you'll need a wheelbarrow to make your bank deposits.
  65. Safest Stocks Bets for 2016 (MSFT, GE)

    It'll be a difficult environment for stocks in the coming year, but the good news is that there are a few long-term winners. ...
  66. The 3 Best Canadian Dividend Stocks (CNQ)

    Learn about the state of the Canadian stock market and three Canadian dividend-paying stocks that are worth taking a look ...
  67. Due Diligence In 10 Easy Steps

    Got a hot stock tip? Follow up on it with these tips to avoid getting burned.
  68. Costco: Is it Time to Buy or Sell?

    Costco has taken a hit. Is this stock price action correct, or does it present an opportunity?
  69. Amazon vs. Netflix: Which is the Better Investment?

    Amazon vs. Netflix: Which company offers higher-quality original content? Which company is the better investment?
  70. 5 Stocks to Avoid When the Fed Hikes Rates

    Find out why you should avoid these five stocks, especially with expectations that the Federal Reserve will begin raising ...
  71. How Yahoo Makes Money (YHOO)

    Most of Yahoo’s current business model might sound redundant, but it remains the 5th most popular web site in the world. ...
  72. Analyzing a Company's Investor Relations

    Read about the ways that investors can use a company's investor relations to analyze the company more deeply than other types ...
  73. What a Rate Hike Means for Stocks

    Here's what investors should expect if interest rates rise.
  74. Chipotle: Is it Time to Sell or Buy?

    Chipotle has quickly gone from top dog to simply a dog. Why has this happened and what impact is it likely to have on its ...
  75. How Does Reserve Work and Make Money?

    Learn what Reserve is and how it makes money through securing reservations at fine dining establishments for clients willing ...
  76. How Bank of New York Mellon Makes Money (BNY) (BK)

    With a centuries old history, BNY Mellon can still attract and retain its clients the old fashioned way while growing this ...
  77. The Top 5 Large Cap Telecommunication Stocks for 2016

    Discover the top five large-cap telecommunications companies poised to grow in 2016. Learn how each company plans to grow ...
  78. Is the Big Mac Back? Shoots of Green Found in McDonald’s Third Quarter Report

    Initiatives undertaken by McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook may be bearing fruit in third-quarter earnings.
  79. How American Airlines Makes Money (AAL, DAL)

    American Airlines has merged and organically grown its way to success. Will that success continue, or is it time to sell?
  80. Is Under Armour's Dip a Buying Opportunity? (UA)

    All temporary hits to Under Armour's stock have ended up being buying opportunities. Is this time any different?
  81. Should Lululemon Be on Your Watch List? (LULU)

    Should Lululemon be on your watch list? Let's have a look at the numbers.
  82. 3 Blue Chip Stocks with Fat Dividends

    Discover what factors go into determining a great dividend stock, and learn about three large, stable companies that offer ...
  83. 10 Ways to Profit From an Interest Rate Increase

    Discover 10 possible ways that individual investors and businesses can potentially profit from an environment of rising interest ...
  84. Warren Buffett and Berkshire's Productive Assets (KO, AXP)

    Here are some methods to measure whether an investment will be "productive."
  85. Will Amazon Continue to Reward Investors? (AMZN)

    Amazon is the number one online retailer in the United States. Will its stock continue to appreciate?
  86. Will SolarCity Start to Shine Again? (SCTY)

    Does SolarCity's recent spike in its stock price mean it will start to shine again?
  87. Deere & Co.: How it Makes Money (TTC, AGCO)

    The history, market share, and future prospects of Deere & Co., the largest farm equipment manufacturer in the world.
  88. Does Target's Online Snafu Mean Opportunity? (TGT)

    A press release issued after Target's site crashed on Cyber Monday includes information that could mean opportunity in unexpected ...
  89. Can Yahoo Make Flickr the Next Instagram?

    Looks at how Yahoo's acquisition of Flickr compares with Facebook's later acquisition of the far more successful photo sharing ...
  90. Are The Markets Ready For an Interest Rate Increase?

    Learn why the bond market may not necessarily see an interest rate increase soon. Read about how the Federal Reserve will ...
  91. If You Had Invested Right After Nike's IPO

    Learn what $1,000 invested in Nike's initial public offering (IPO) would be worth today and how the company became a leader ...
  92. If You Had Invested Right After Monsanto’s IPO

    Discover how Monsanto has overcome challenges since its founding in 1901 and provided almost a 16% compound annual growth ...
  93. Wendy's: A Good Bet for Long-Term Growth?

    Investors aren't paying as much attention to Wendy's as they do to Chipotle Mexican Grill and Shake Shack, but they should ...
  94. Aflac: How it Makes Money

    One of America's largest insurers is also one of Japan's largest. See how Aflac became a Pacific Rim phenomenon.
  95. How Aetna Makes Money in the Age of Obamacare (HUM, AET)

    How Aetna, one of America's (and Canada's) biggest health insurers, combined private and governmental business to get huge. ...
  96. Will Pandora Media Remain Relevant? (P)

    Pandora's path has been consistent, but will it be able to turn up the volume?
  97. Does McDonald's Offer Value to Shareholders? (MCD)

    McDonald's wants to transition from a fast-food restaurant known for cheap food to a fast-food restaurant known for offering ...
  98. Inside WeWork's 'WeLive' Concept

    Learn about the WeLive concept by office space company WeWork and how the business model may innovate current residential ...
  99. If You Had Invested Right After McDonald's IPO

    Find out how much money you would have if you purchased 100 shares during McDonald's IPO, and learn how much you would have ...
  100. 10 Books Every Investor Should Read

    Want advice from some of the most successful investors of all time? Check out our reading list.
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