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  1. 5 Restaurant Stocks With High Debt Levels (YUM, QSR)

    Examine the restaurant industry to identify five companies with high debt levels. Assess capital structure with financial ...
  2. 3 Reasons Cash Is a Smart Position in Your Portfolio

    Explore three reasons to hold cash positions in investment portfolios, including the advantages of liquidity in falling markets ...
  3. The 3 Biggest Spread-Betting Companies in the U.K.

    Learn about spread betting and the companies that have cornered the market in offering cutting-edge trading technologies ...
  4. U.S. vs. Eurozone: Comparing Smart Money Moves

    Learn about four of the most successful market calls ever made by U.S. and European traders whose predictions triggered huge ...
  5. 6 Dangerous Moves for First-Time Investors

    First-time investors beware of these potentially disastrous decisions.
  6. 5 Secrets You Didn't Know About Roth IRAs

    Between its generous tax benefits at retirement and no required minimum distributions, a Roth IRA is well worth considering ...
  7. Chart of The Week: 4 Reasons You Should Still Invest Abroad

    Though this year has not been a stellar one for many markets don’t be so quick to abandon investing outside the US. Here ...
  8. Implied vs. Historical Volatility: The Main Differences

    Discover the differences between historical and implied volatility, and how the two metrics can determine whether options ...
  9. Understanding Investor Behavior

    Discover how some human tendencies can play out in the market, posing the question: are we really rational?
  10. 4 Cases to Buy If the Stock Market Is at an All-Time High

    Learn about why someone would invest in the stock market, even if it has reached an all-time high. This article will review ...
  11. The Four Most Common Indicators in Trend Trading

    Here are the top indicators and tools trend traders use to establish when trends exist and find entry/exit points.
  12. How To Use A Moving Average To Buy Stocks

    The Moving Average indicator is one of the most useful tools for trading and analyzing financial markets.
  13. What Makes An M&A Deal Work?

    Do you know why companies merge? Here we'll take a look at three successful company acquisitions and why they succeeded. ...
  14. How To Avoid Emotional Investing

    Most investors buy high and sell low, but you can avoid this trap by using some simple strategies.
  15. Why Gold Matters

    Gold is a very useful investment during periods of instability and high inflation.
  16. Measuring Stock Market Sentiment With Extreme Indicators

    Pay attention to how the exhaustion principle helps technical indicators signal trend reversals when abrupt value changes ...
  17. Simple Ways to Invest in Real Estate

    Owning property isn't always easy, but there are plenty of perks. Here are some ways to invest in real estate.
  18. 8 High Risk Investments That Could Double Your Money

    8 high-risk investment vehicles that can double investors' funds.
  19. 4 Reasons Soros' Philosophy Is Hard to Implement

    Develop the skill to identify investments worthy of a significant portfolio allocation and build the self-discipline to exit ...
  20. How Mutual Funds Chasing Popular Stocks Hurt Alpha

    Learn about the Goldman Sachs research report, which concluded that mutual funds overweight holdings of stocks that are less ...
  21. What Happened to the Bull Market?

    Stocks suffered a horrific sell-off following the surprise vote by the UK to exit the EU. But what happened to the bull market? ...
  22. How the "Buy the Dip" Mentality in the Stock Market May Fade

    Consider portfolio changes for a sustained stock market drawdown, with the S&P 500 near its record high, stock valuations ...
  23. Economic Factors That Affect The Forex Market

    Knowing the factors and indicators to watch will help you keep pace in the competitive and fast-moving world of forex.
  24. Drawdown Risks: 4 Tips from Goldman to Prepare (GS)

    Explore the four recommendations made by Goldman Sachs to prepare for the increasing frequency of double-digit drawdowns ...
  25. What Data Can Tell Us About the Brexit Vote

    BlackRock’s Scientific Active Equity team compiled several key data points for an internal live dashboard to better understand ...
  26. Will the Fed Raise Rates During a Profit Recession?

    Find out if another rate hike from the Federal Reserve means stocks are in for a rough year, and why corporate earnings continue ...
  27. Income Strategies for Your Portfolio to Make Money Regularly

    Discover the option-writing strategies that can deliver consistent income, including the use of put options instead of limit ...
  28. Billionaire John Paulson's Q1 Biotechs: AGN, SGYP

    Let's take a look at billionaire hedge fund manager John Paulson's Q1 investments in these healthcare stocks: AGN, SGYP
  29. Leverage: Is It Good for Your Portfolio?

    Discover the concept of financial leverage. Learn multiple ways to get leverage in your portfolio, and decide if leverage ...
  30. Which Brokers Are Anticipating a Bear Market? (GS, JPM)

    Learn why four market strategists at leading U.S. financial institutions are taking cautious views about stock market performance ...
  31. Logic: The Antidote to Emotional Investing

    Playing follow-the-leader in investing can quickly become a dangerous game. Learn how to invest independently and still come ...
  32. Are Hedge Funds Trying to Catch the Falling Knife? (AMZN, NFLX)

    Learn about how hedge funds continue to increase their exposure to momentum stocks and why this strategy carries both risks ...
  33. Is Chasing U.S. Equities Worth It? (GS)

    Explore the factors that make chasing returns in the S&P 500 Index a high-risk proposition, including a recession barometer ...
  34. Are Declining Buybacks a Bad Sign for the Equity Market? (C, MS)

    Learn why U.S. companies overall have curtailed their stock buyback programs in 2016. Discover the effects these reduced ...
  35. How to Talk Your Clients Through Bad Markets

    A bear market is the bane of all investors. Here’s what you need to do to effectively talk your clients through big downturns.
  36. Does NYSE Margin Debt Indicate a Continuous Rally in the U.S. Stock Market?

    Discover a tight correlation between NYSE total margin debt and the S&P 500 and why investors should be patient before overreacting ...
  37. 5 Income Strategies For Your Portfolio

    Discover five moves you can make to start generating regular income from your investment portfolio with income-focused investments.
  38. Penny Stocks: 3 Tips to Trade Over-the-Counter Stocks

    Discover some valuable tips to make investing in over the counter penny stocks more likely to be a profitable investment ...
  39. Wal-Mart Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (WMT)

    Analyze Wal-Mart's capital structure to determine the relative contribution of debt and equity to financing the retailer's ...
  40. 5 Hot Momentum Stocks to Watch (BAC, TOL, FCX, F)

    These aren't your typical momentum stocks. They're big names that are moving higher for logical reasons.
  41. 6 Major Credit Card Mistakes

    Avoid these pitfalls to keep your credit score healthy and your debt under control.
  42. Make A Risk-Based Mortgage Decision

    Find out how to choose which mortgage style is right for you.
  43. Score a Cheap Mortgage

    Hidden costs can create what looks like a good deal. Find out how to find the best mortgage possible.
  44. 4 Reasons Why Selling Is Harder Than Buying

    Understand why selling stocks is harder than buying them, and develop strategies for establishing investment goals with price ...
  45. Self Employed? 5 Steps to Scoring a Mortgage

    Convince lenders that you're a good bet despite your lack of a steady income.
  46. Mortgages: Fixed-Rate Versus Adjustable-Rate

    Both of these have advantages and disadvantages depending on your financial needs and prospects.
  47. Be Mortgage-Free Faster

    Getting rid of this debt faster has bigger benefits than you might think.
  48. Is the American Dream Dead?

    Find out why the American Dream lives on and how entrepreneurial optimism is driving more innovative start-ups in an age ...
  49. The Truth About Moving Averages

    Why does volatility matter? Because for the vast majority of investors, buy and hold is a fallacy.
  50. GE Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (GE)

    Analyze GE's capital structure to determine the relative importance of debt and equity financing. Identify trends and drivers ...
  51. 8 Common Biases That Impact Investment Decisions

    Behavioral biases hit us all as investors and can vary depending upon our investor personality type.
  52. Alibaba Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (BABA)

    Review Alibaba's capital structure to determine the contribution of debt and equity financing. Identify trends and important ...
  53. Twitter Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (TWTR)

    Analyze Twitter's capital structure to understand the importance of equity and debt financing. Identify trends in financial ...
  54. Microsoft Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (MSFT)

    Analyze Microsoft's capital structure to determine the roles of debt and equity in its financing, and explore what these ...
  55. AT&T Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (T)

    Analyze AT&T's capital structure to discover important trends in the company's financing. Find out how and why debt and equity ...
  56. AMD Stock: Capital Structure Analysis

    Analyze AMD's debt and shareholder equity to understand the firm's capital structure. Learn about shareholder deficit and ...
  57. Gilead Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (GILD)

    Analyze the capital structure of Gilead Sciences to understand the impacts of debt and equity financing. Identify trends ...
  58. (TVIX) VelocityShares Daily 2x VIX Short-Term ETN: Who is Invested?

    Discover how the TVIX loses up to 90% of its value annually and who are the largest institutional players. Learn if this ...
  59. Lowe's Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (LOW)

    Examine Lowe's Companies' equity capitalization, debt capitalization and enterprise value to analyze trends in the retailer's ...
  60. UPS Stock: Capital Structure Analysis

    Analyze UPS' capital structure to determine the relative importance of debt and equity financing. Identify the factors influencing ...
  61. Google Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (GOOGL)

    Analyze Alphabet's capital structure to determine how it has changed over time and how it compares to similar companies.
  62. Amazon Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (AMZN)

    Analyze Amazon's capital structure to determine what roles equity and debt play in financing operations. How has Amazon's ...
  63. Prepare Your Finances to Handle Natural Disasters

    The Fort McMurray, Canada, fire is a reminder to take these easy steps to protect your financial interests from natural disasters. ...
  64. David Einhorn on Short Selling (CSCO, AMZN)

    Discover David Einhorn's insights on short-selling and learn how his hedge fund generated 1,902% cumulative and 16.5% annualized ...
  65. Consider Leverage in a Negative Yield World

    Find out how leveraging negative yield bonds may help you beat the current deflationary market, but be aware of the greater ...
  66. Thoughts from John Hussman on Markets

    Find out what famed market forecaster John Hussman, who correctly called the 2000 and 2007 crashes, thinks about the current ...
  67. The Debt Report: The Consumer Discretionary Sector (XLY)

    Learn more about the rising role of corporate debt among the U.S. consumer discretionary sector, and why shifting monetary ...
  68. Alcoa vs. BHP Billiton: Which Is Better for My Portfolio?

    Obtain an up-to-date overview of BHP Billiton and Alcoa, Inc., two key players for investors seeking exposure to the aluminum ...
  69. Why This Finance Pro Sees Deflating Bubbles

    Here's why this finance expert believes not only that there are bubbles but that they are deflating.
  70. The Debt Report: The Consumer Staples Sector

    Learn about the improving stock performance and rising debt-to-asset ratios in the United States blue-chip consumer staples ...
  71. Bridgewater Associates: Investment Manager Highlight

    Discover the investment methodologies of Ray Dalio's Bridgewater Associates, the world's largest and most profitable hedge ...
  72. The Debt Report: The Industrials Sector

    Discover how industrial companies in the United States have added more debt since the Great Recession, which could spell ...
  73. The Debt Report: The Health Care Sector

    Discover how the health care industry's largest companies have greatly increased their debt exposure since the financial ...
  74. 4 Oil Companies Swimming in Debt to Avoid (HK, SWN)

    Discover which oil and natural gas companies American investors should avoid in 2016, and why the industry is awash with ...
  75. The Debt Report: The Materials Sector

    Find out why the U.S. materials sector has accumulated more and more debt each year between 2011 and 2015, outstripping valuation ...
  76. The Short and Distort: Stock Manipulation in a Bear Market

    High-quality stock reports needn't be confused with stock manipulators' dramatic claims.
  77. Top 3 Stocks to Invest in If You Can't Stand Risk

    Don't have the appetite for risk? Consider these 3 stocks.
  78. Will Airbus Make a Comeback? (EADSY)

    Discover what shaped the history of Airbus' share price and what that history shows about prospects for share performance ...
  79. IEX vs. Black Pools: Tale of Two Indexes

    Learn the story behind the Investors Exchange Group (IEX) and black pools, which arose from the controversy of high-frequency ...
  80. How African-American Savers Are Changing

    Although African Americans are still somewhat hesitant when it comes to retirement planning and investing in the stock market, ...
  81. Equity Winners since Market Low March 2009 (GGP, PCLN)

    Discover three of the biggest equity winners since March 2009. These stocks have their own unique catalysts but also have ...
  82. Is There a Bear Market Around the Corner?

    Is a bear market around the corner?
  83. Do Liquid Alts Deliver During Volatile Markets?

    Have liquid alternative funds and ETFs delivered in this volatile stock market and over time? It depends.
  84. A Key Tip for Making Your Nest Egg Last Longer

    Retirees who don't want to deplete their nest eggs during a bear market should make sure to do the following.
  85. The Case for Dividend Growers

    In the search for quality income, there is one area to consider as a potential investment opportunity this year—dividend ...
  86. IAG vs. Air France-KLM: Why IAG is Flying High in Europe

    Find out why shares of IAG outperformed Air France in 2014 and 2015. Explore the important operational metrics and financial ...
  87. 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?
  88. Safeway: An Activist Investment Analysis (SWY)

    Find out how Barry Rosenstein and hedge fund Jana Partners pushed Safeway into a change of ownership despite its controversial ...
  89. What Over-Levered Companies Can Learn from Halcon Resources (HK)

    Learn about Halcon Resources' 2015 debt restructuring. Find out why these measures were necessary and how successful the ...
  90. Will VIX Values Remain Low?

    VIX values have dipped since the middle of February as stocks have rallied. Will they remain low?
  91. Why Bob Doll is Selectively Optimistic on Markets

    Nuveen's Bob Doll leans toward the optimistic side when it comes to the markets, though on a selective basis.
  92. An Introduction To Structured Products

    Learn a simple way to bring the benefits of derivatives into your portfolio.
  93. PRWCX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    Discover how the portfolio trends in the T.Rowe Price Capital Appreciation Fund helped to keep performance positive in 2 ...
  94. Why David Stockman Remains Bearish on Economy

    David Stockman, director of the Office of Management and Budget during the Reagan era, is bearish on the economy. Here's ...
  95. Why Advisors Shouldn't Fear a Recession

    Advisors who have clients who may fear a recession should take note that there is always some opportunity in a volatile market.
  96. Analyzing 3D Systems’ Return on Equity (DDD, SSYS)

    Find out how 3D Systems' ROE has changed over time and how it compares to peers. How have profitability, asset turnover and ...
  97. The Best Technical Analysis Trading Software

    Which are the top stock trading software for stock analysis? Here is the comparative list of the ones offering the best features.
  98. Byron on the Biggest Risks to the Markets

    According to Byron Wien, here is what you should and should not worry about in 2016.
  99. Capital Markets' Analysis: 3 Sectors with Predictive Qualities (DJTA, DJUA)

    Learn how specific market sector analysis can provide investors with an early warning about potential market downturns that ...
  100. Home-Equity Loans: What You Need To Know

    We shed light on why consumers decide to use this form of debt and whether it is a good alternative.
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