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  1. 6 Major Credit Card Mistakes

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

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

    Hidden costs can create what looks like a good deal. Find out how to find the best mortgage possible.
  4. 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 ...
  5. Self Employed? 5 Steps to Scoring a Mortgage

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

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

    Getting rid of this debt faster has bigger benefits than you might think.
  8. 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 ...
  9. The Truth About Moving Averages

    Why does volatility matter? Because for the vast majority of investors, buy and hold is a fallacy.
  10. 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 ...
  11. 8 Common Biases That Impact Investment Decisions

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

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

    Analyze Twitter's capital structure to understand the importance of equity and debt financing. Identify trends in financial ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. AMD Stock: Capital Structure Analysis

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

    Analyze the capital structure of Gilead Sciences to understand the impacts of debt and equity financing. Identify trends ...
  18. (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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. UPS Stock: Capital Structure Analysis

    Analyze UPS' capital structure to determine the relative importance of debt and equity financing. Identify the factors influencing ...
  21. 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.
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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. ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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.
  30. 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 ...
  31. Bridgewater Associates: Investment Manager Highlight

    Discover the investment methodologies of Ray Dalio's Bridgewater Associates, the world's largest and most profitable hedge ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. The Short and Distort: Stock Manipulation in a Bear Market

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

    Don't have the appetite for risk? Consider these 3 stocks.
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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, ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. Is There a Bear Market Around the Corner?

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

    Have liquid alternative funds and ETFs delivered in this volatile stock market and over time? It depends.
  44. 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.
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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?
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. Will VIX Values Remain Low?

    VIX values have dipped since the middle of February as stocks have rallied. Will they remain low?
  51. 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.
  52. An Introduction To Structured Products

    Learn a simple way to bring the benefits of derivatives into your portfolio.
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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.
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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.
  58. Byron on the Biggest Risks to the Markets

    According to Byron Wien, here is what you should and should not worry about in 2016.
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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.
  61. A Guide To Trading Binary Options In The U.S.

    What binary options are, how they work and where you can legally trade them in the U.S.?
  62. The Difference Between Finance And Economics

    Learn the differences between these closely related disciplines and how they inform and influence each other.
  63. How Interest Rates Affect The U.S. Markets

    Interest rates can have both positive and negative effects on U.S. stocks, bonds and inflation.
  64. The IEX Index: 5 Reasons You Should Care (RY, GS)

    Discover five reasons why every investor should care about how Brad Katsuyama and his Investor's Exchange, or IEX, are taking ...
  65. Analyzing FireEye's Return on Equity (FEYE, ANGI)

    Find out why FireEye had negative ROE in 2015. Learn how FireEye compares to peers on net profit margin, asset turnover ratio ...
  66. Analyzing Tata Motors Limited's Return on Equity (TTM, F)

    Explore Tata Motors' calendar-year 2015 return on equity (ROE). Find out how profit margin, asset turnover and financial ...
  67. Analyzing LKQ Corp's Return on Equity (LKQ, DLPH)

    Explore LKQ Corp's recent operating performance to see what factors are driving return on equity (ROE). How does ROE compare ...
  68. Judgment Day: S&P at Major Technical Juncture (SPY)

    The S&P 500 is at a critical juncture. Traders are torn, and short-term moves here could have long-term implications.
  69. Analyzing Tesla's Return on Equity (TSLA, FCAU)

    Learn about Tesla's return on equity (ROE). With DuPont analysis, discover why ROE has been negative since Tesla's IPO and ...
  70. Momentum ETFs: A Good Bet?

    Momentum can make you money, but the way to play it should depend on your risk tolerance.
  71. High Quality Stocks: Why Now Might Be the Time for Them

    The market has rallied in a big way, but many investors are still seeking a flight to quality. These three ETFs offer quality ...
  72. Analyzing Marvell Technology Group's Return on Equity (MRVL, TSM)

    Learn about Marvell Technologies' return on equity (ROE), and find out how net margin, financial leverage and asset turnover ...
  73. AutoNation Vs. CarMax: Comparing Under The Hood (AN, KMX)

    Explore the recent financial performance and outlook for AutoNation and CarMax. Learn how they compare on growth, financial ...
  74. Mediwound Ltd: Time to Invest? (MDWD)

    Watch for the share price of MediWound to rise above $9.10, prompting momentum traders to run the price higher, hoping for ...
  75. Orbotech: A Stock Price Case Study (ORBK)

    See how Orbotech’s share price challenges the high-target estimate of $35 in the stock's quest to return to its dotcom-era ...
  76. Investors Should Do These 5 Basic Things in 2016

    These are the 5 basic things every investor should do in 2016 to review and reevaluate their financial picture.
  77. 3 Stocks That Loathe Bull Markets (KO, WMT)

    Explore three stocks that have lagged the market during recent bull markets. Learn why defensive stocks tend to grow slowly ...
  78. What Big Data Can Tell us about the Economy

    Given recent market turbulence, it’s no wonder that investors are wondering whether the economy is heading in the right direction. ...
  79. Top Tax Strategies for Clients in a Bear Market

    So far 2016 has been off to a shaky start. Here are some tax strategies to help offset the pain.
  80. Analyzing Transocean's Return on Equity (RIG)

    Learn about the factors influencing Transocean's return on equity (ROE). How has its net margin influenced its ROE and how ...
  81. How Millennials Can Be the Wealthiest Generation Ever

    Millennials are poised to be the wealthiest generation of all time. Here's why.
  82. Analyzing Arena Pharma's Return on Equity (ARNA, IMGN)

    Explore Arena Pharmaceutical's return on equity (ROE) and find out what is driving its significant negative returns. Find ...
  83. Analyzing Yahoo's Return on Equity (YHOO)

    Learn about Yahoo's return on equity (ROE) and find out how net margin, asset turnover and financial leverage impact its ...
  84. 3 Reasons to be Bearish on Community Health Systems Inc. (CYH)

    Explore three reasons investors should be bearish on Community Health Systems. Learn how recent financial results have influenced ...
  85. The Top 5 Positions in Ken Fisher's Portfolio (AMZN, LQD)

    Pay attention to whether Amazon.com, Inc. remains the top holding of Fisher Asset Management despite a 27% share price drop ...
  86. Analyzing Micron's Return on Equity (MU, NVDA)

    Learn about Micron Technology's return on equity. What does DuPont analysis tell investors about the company's ROE relative ...
  87. Analyzing Qualcomm's Return on Equity (QCOM)

    Learn about Qualcomm's return on equity. Find out how net profit margin, asset turnover and financial leverage impact ROE ...
  88. Analyzing T-Mobile's Return on Equity (TMUS, RCI)

    Learn about T-Mobile's return on equity (ROE). How has its ROE changed with its net margin over recent years, and how does ...
  89. Altria's 3 Key Financial Ratios (MO)

    Learn about Altria Group, a producer of tobacco products, and learn about its business by taking a closer look at its key ...
  90. Zynga's 3 Key Financial Ratios (ZNGA)

    Analyze the key financial ratios for multimedia and graphics company Zynga, including its return on assets, net margin and ...
  91. Analyzing Seadrill's Return on Equity (SDRL)

    Learn about the factors driving Seadrill's return on equity (ROE). Find out how Seadrill's ROE compares to contract drilling ...
  92. Ford Vs. Dodge: Comparing Under the Hood (F, FCAU)

    Explore the recent financial performance of Ford Motor Company and Dodge's parent company, Fiat Chrysler, comparing growth, ...
  93. 6 Consistently Resilient Retail Stocks (AMZN)

    These six retailers have delivered consistent sales growth since the financial crisis.
  94. Analyzing Advanced Micro Devices’ Return on Equity (AMD)

    Learn about Advanced Micro Devices' ROE in 2015. Find out why this metric was not meaningful, and what investors should expect ...
  95. 10 Tips for the Successful Long-Term Investor

    These guiding principles will help you avoid common folly during the decision-making process.
  96. Financial Analysis: Solvency Vs. Liquidity Ratios

    Solvency and liquidity are equally important for a company's financial health. A number of financial ratios are used to measure ...
  97. How to Optimize Taxable Portfolios in Bear Markets

    A bear market presents an opportunity for financial advisors to optimize clients' taxable portfolios.
  98. How China's Ailing Economy is Becoming Contagious

    Contagion from China might soon become a reality. For some stocks, it's already real.
  99. The 4 Best Hedges for a Drop in the S&P 500

    Learn about the most effective S&P 500 hedging strategies available to protect a portfolio during steep corrections and long-term ...
  100. 2 Consumer Staples Stocks Near Their 52-Week Lows Worth Buying (WBA, FLO)

    Consider the fundamentals for Walgreens Boots Alliance and Flowers Foods as post-earnings report price reductions create ...
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