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  1. 3 Companies You Never Thought Would Go Bankrupt (GPRO, NFLX)

    Understand more about company bankruptcy and why a company would file for bankruptcy. Learn about three companies that went ...
  2. How MetLife Makes its Money (MET)

    MetLife is the largest life insurer in the United States. Here's how it has managed to stay on top.
  3. How to Invest in China's Auto Industry (F, TM)

    The Chinese auto market offers a lot of potential, but is it worth placing a bet now?
  4. The 10 Worst Sectors of 2015

    You might want to stay away from these 10 lagging sectors. Far away.
  5. What's Next After Apple’s (AAPL) Big Drop?

    What does the future hold for Apple following the recent drop of its stock?
  6. What’s Uber Worth?

    Value projections for Uber have been all over the map, but the most important projection doesn't come in the form of numbers.
  7. 5 Tips to Increase the Performance Of Your Portfolio

    Discover helpful steps an investor can easily take to improve the performance of his investment portfolio by maximizing gains ...
  8. J.C. Penney (JCP): Identity Crisis or Buying Opportunity?

    With so many recent leadership changes, J.C. Penney might be suffering from an identity crisis. Here's why and what you need ...
  9. Will Netflix Take Over Hollywood?

    The potential for Netflix could be considerably greater than you think.
  10. The Economics of Gaming Consoles (SNE, MSFT)

    Gaming consoles are sold at a loss or minimal profit to boost their sales. Companies make money on each game sold.
  11. The Lowdown On Volatile Stocks

    Volatile stocks can be a lucrative opportunity for short-term traders. For buy-and-hold investors, it's a much different ...
  12. How Nike (NKE) Makes its Money

    Other than style, do sneakers from any maker really differ that much? That's debatable. But this is certain: Nike sets the ...
  13. 4 Utility Stocks to Watch as Interest Rates Rise

    With interest rates likely rising in the next year or so, there are a few utility stocks with potential to outperform their ...
  14. GrubHub (GRUB): Should You Buy In?

    Analysts are all over the map on GrubHub, but its latest quarterly numbers look pretty solid.
  15. Is It Wise to Copy George Soros's Investment Strategy?

    One of the most successful investors ever is George Soros. Does that means you should follow his investing strategy?
  16. Five Biggest Obstacles Facing First-Year Traders

    Address these five obstacles and you'll make significant progress as a first-year trader.
  17. Stock Splits And Their Volatility Effect

    Since stock splits decrease the stock price, do they also increase volatility because shares are traded in smaller increments? ...
  18. Dividend Versus Buyback: Which Is Better? (AAPL)

    Companies reward their shareholders in two main ways--by paying dividends or buying back shares. An increasing number of ...
  19. Microsoft Vs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (MSFT, AAPL)

    Microsoft (MSFT) underperformed the Dow Jones Industrial Average during the 2002 to 2007 bull market, but it has played catch-up ...
  20. Adjust Market Strategies To Elevated Risk (VIX, SPX)

    Improve returns by adapting trading strategies to changing market conditions.
  21. Uncovering Evidence Of Sector Rotation (SPY, KBE)

    Stalk ETF performance lists over several weeks to uncover hidden institutional buying and selling strategies.
  22. Strategies Activist Shareholders Follow

    Activist shareholders, also called activist investors, are large-scale investors who use their investment power to influence ...
  23. Southwest Airlines' Business Model Could Soon Be the Industry Standard

    Learn why Southwest's current profitable business model should become the future of the airline industry.
  24. Private Equity Management: Fees & Regulation

    Since Dodd-Frank was signed into law in 2010, private equity firms can no longer operate largely unregulated, but the industry ...
  25. The Risks of Chasing High Dividend Stocks

    Dividend stocks offer enticing yields, but a lot can go wrong on the way to collecting that dividend payout.
  26. General Electric Returns Vs The Dow Industrials

    General Electric (GE) has outperformed the Dow Industrial Average since the 2008 crash and could achieve even greater returns ...
  27. Are America's Favorite Restaurants Good Buys?

    Should you invest in the country's most favorite restaurant brands?
  28. 7 Finance Books Every Teenager Should Read

    Most personal finance books are geared to adults, but here are a few that teens may actually want to read.
  29. Is Now the Time for Chinese Stocks? (MCHI, ASHR)

    The recent panic in Chinese stocks could be seen as a buying opportunity for longer-term investors. Here are some ETFs to ...
  30. IBM Vs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average

    IBM has lagged the Dow since 2013 and could fall further before finding enthusiastic buyers.
  31. Five Wildly Successful Value Investors

    Warren Buffett is not the only investor who has benefited tremendously from adopting Graham's approach to investing.
  32. Will Spain Exit the Euro?

    With a "no" vote in last Sunday’s referendum on whether the Greek people would accept imposed austerity measures, chances ...
  33. Why Colt Went Out of Business (SWHC, RGR)

    Even as the gun industry has enjoyed good sales the last few years, iconic gun manufacturer Colt recently filed for bankruptcy. ...
  34. Creating a Personal Risk Management Plan

    Investors should consider these strategies to establish a risk management plan.
  35. The Most Successful Corporations In The U.S.

    These five iconic American brands epitomize corporate success.
  36. Is Duke Energy a Safe Long-Term Investment?

    Learn why Duke Energy is showing both positive and negative signs for long-term investors, and understand how an interest ...
  37. Rent: The Hidden Cost of Owning a Pet

    Sure, food, doggy daycare and the vet add up. But rent? Here are the top five priciest – and the five cheapest – cities for ...
  38. Know When To Buy & Hold It, Know When To Fold It

    A passive buy-and-hold strategy using ETFs is one of the most efficient ways of building a portfolio.
  39. Three Types Of Profit Protection Stops (QQQ)

    Three types of profit protection stops lock in profits at different stages in the progression of a successful trade.
  40. Should You Use DCF for Valuation?

    We explain the two primary valuation techniques—DCF and Comparables—used to predict future stock prices.
  41. The Risks Of Investing In The Gun Industry

    Investing in the gun industry could be an interesting proposition, but it all depends on timing.
  42. How To Analyze Netflix's Income Statements

    Learn how to read Netflix's income statement, calculate net income and interpret EPS to evaluate the company's current financial ...
  43. What Is the Pharmacy Benefit Management Industry? (ESRX, CVS)

    PBMs, acting as third party administrators and negotiators, are essential to facilitating transactions between the moving ...
  44. 4 Ways To Survive And Prosper In A Bear Market

    Prepare to survive, and even prosper, in the impending bear market, by considering and putting into action the following ...
  45. 3 Buy-and-Hold Stocks For 2015 (PRU, MKTX)

    One of the dominant themes to consider for 2015 is the normalization of monetary policy as the Fed raises interest rates.
  46. 6 Books for Millennials Interested in Investing

    Reading books about finance and investing is a great way for millennials to effectively invest their time and pocket money ...
  47. Top Investment Ideas for Malls of the Future

    How investors should be thinking about the mall of tomorrow.
  48. Is it Wise to Copy Warren Buffett's Investment Strategy? (AXP, BRK)

    Buffett has proven to be one of the most astute investors of all time. Can you emulate his success?
  49. 5 Great Investors Who Aren't Warren Buffett

    Here are five other investors, not named Warren Buffett, that are also considered to be the best of the best in the industry.
  50. Three Benefits Of Purchasing High-Priced Stocks

    High-priced stocks can be great wealth building vehicles for individual investors.
  51. America's 10 Fastest-Growing Restaurant Chains

    Nothing drives stock prices like growth. These are the fastest-growing restaurant chains in the country, five of them public. ...
  52. How To Profit From M&A Announcements

    We look at four strategies that seek to profit from merger and acquisitions announcements.
  53. Japan's Stewardship Code

    Institutional investors in Japan have been criticized for being too cozy with corporates. Can a code force them to focus ...
  54. 5 Things Investors Can Learn from Shark Tank

    Retail investors can watch "Shark Tank" to learn how the wealthy analyze investment opportunities.
  55. A Fundamental Analysis of Amazon and eBay

    Learn how revenue, profitability, valuation metrics, active user base and seller ratings measure the success of Amazon and ...
  56. Why Lego Still Appeals To Children

    As children's toys become more and more technology driven, e.g. tablets, smartphone games, video games, etc., how has Lego ...
  57. What Is The Value In Value Investing?

    Value investing has its advantages, but it also has significant drawbacks. We look at the pros and cons.
  58. 5 Amazing Technologies Developed By Amazon

    Learn about some of the new and innovative technologies Amazon has in its pipeline, such as its Dash Button, Amazon Prime ...
  59. Characteristics Of Successful Traders

    Successful traders share psychological characteristics that augment their personal and financial power.
  60. Four Buy and Hold Stocks for Millennials (WTM, BRK.B)

    Wealth creation is the byproduct of holding excellent businesses that grow substantially over the long-run.
  61. Top Reasons Stock Indices Could Be Biased

    Do the owners of the large stock indices (McGraw Hill Financial, CME Group, and News Corp) have incentive to pick stocks ...
  62. Most Important Mergers And Acquisitions Of 2015

    Nearly halfway through the year, 2015 is proving to be a big one for mergers and acquisitions.
  63. 6 Finance Books Every Child Should Read

    It’s never too soon to start teaching children important life lessons about money. Here are six books that make it fun.
  64. Applying DDM On Microsoft Common Stock Valuation (MSFT)

    How can you use the dividend discount model to estimate the value the common stock of Microsoft?
  65. Top 6 Most Profitable Clothing Retailers

    If you’ve visited any mall in America recently, you’ve likely stepped into one, or all, of these clothing companies' shops. ...
  66. Strategies To Trade The Nasdaq Index

    The Nasdaq is by far the best-known technology index in the world, and there are plenty of strategies to trade on the Nasdaq ...
  67. Are These 5 Retailers in Trouble?

    The retail environment is a tough one and some companies are doing better than others.
  68. Pros and Cons of Dark Pools Of Liquidity

    Dark pools of liquidity allow big investors to trade away from the public eye. They limit market impact but may leave small ...
  69. Is Now the Time to Boost Travel & Leisure Exposure? (PEJ, NCLH)

    As Americans embark on summer trips, investors can benefit by adding exposure to the travel and leisure sector.
  70. How Does Biogen Make its Money? (ABBV, BIIB)

    Biogen is a healthy biotechnology company producing a stream of illness-fighting drugs. Its big sellers treat MS, and it ...
  71. 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 ...
  72. Financial News Comparison: Bloomberg Vs. Reuters (BAC, GOOG)

    Access to financial information has grown with the expansion of digital news. Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters lead the pack, ...
  73. Tesla Home Batteries And The Electric Bill

    With limited daylight hours, solar power cannot power our homes at night, but Tesla Motors might help solve that problem.
  74. A Guide For Understanding Information Cascades

    We explain how information cascades work, how they relate to finance, and why they are important.
  75. How 21st Century Fox (FOX) Makes its Money

    An in depth look at the revenue streams of international media conglomerate Twenty-First Century Fox.
  76. Quick & Effective Ways To End Drawdowns

    A few simple adjustments could end your losing streak as soon as it begins.
  77. Invest in Apple (AAPL) or Google (GOOGL)?

    Apple and Google have made many investors rich since the turn of the century. Which is more appealing going forward?
  78. TradeKing Vs. TradeStation: Which Meets Your Needs?

    Each of these two online brokerage firms offers a package of benefits, features and services that meets a distinct type of ...
  79. Costco, Target or Walmart: Which is the Best Bet?

    These three retailers have all been long-term winners. It that likely to continue? If so, which is the best bet?
  80. Is There Any Upside Left in Costco?

    Costco's stock has performed exceptionally well over the past five years, but does it need a breather?
  81. How Microsoft & Apple's Balance Sheets Compare

    Looking at two iconic companies, Microsoft and Apple, whose balance is sheet is stronger and where?
  82. 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.
  83. How to Invest in Huawei

    Have you heard of giant Chinese telecom maker Huawei? Here's what you need to know.
  84. 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 ...
  85. Why Risk-Free Investments Don't Exist

    We explain the risks inherent with all types of investments and why risk-free investments do not exist.
  86. How To Trade Effectively Secondary Offerings (CERU, C)

    Secondary offerings may require rapid readjustment of trading strategies.
  87. Financial Considerations Of Buying a Tiny House

    Whether your goal is simplicity, saving money or an alternative lifestyle, a tiny house (100 to 400 square feet) could be ...
  88. Top Alternatives to Penny Stocks (F, FITB)

    Have the stomach for high risk? Consider these alternatives to penny stocks.
  89. How To Track Upcoming IPOs

    Interested in investing through IPOs? Here is the list of free sources for information on upcoming IPOs.
  90. Penny Stocks that Had Potential But Failed

    Welcome to the wild world of penny stocks. Here's what to expect.
  91. How Occidental Petroleum (OXY) Makes its Money

    An in depth look at influential oil and gas company Occidental Petroleum.
  92. The Risks Of Writing Covered Calls

    While writing a covered call option is less risky than writing a naked call option, the strategy is not entirely riskfree.
  93. What is Warren Buffett's Net Worth In 2015?

    How much is Warren Buffet worth in 2015 and what holdings does he have?
  94. The Netflix P/E Ratio: What You Need To Know

    We show you how to compute and analyze the P/E ratio for Netflix.
  95. How eBay Makes its Money (EBAY)

    eBay is a $68 billion ecommerce titan. Here's why.
  96. Are Discounted Gift Card Websites Safe?

    Could you buy a gift card online and find out it's worthless? Here's how to protect yourself (and whether you need to).
  97. Writing Covered Calls On Dividend Stocks

    Writing covered calls on stocks that pay above-average dividends is a strategy that can be used to boost returns on a portfolio, ...
  98. Top Agriculture Stocks That Pay Regular Dividends (MON, TNH)

    Here are four different ways to play dividend-paying agro stocks.
  99. How Altria (MO) Makes its Money

    A look at how the highly profitable brands of tobacco giant Altria just won't quit.
  100. New Battery Technology Investment Opportunities

    With the advent of mobile computing and electric cars, the importance of batteries for electrical power will continue to ...
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