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  1. 3 ETFs That Beat the S&P 500 (SPLV,RSP,NOBL)

    These three ETFs have consistently beat the S&P 500 since their inception.
  2. August 2016 Top Penny Stocks (CDTI)

    Penny stocks are generally risky; however, these five experienced an incredible run in July 2016 and look like they may keep ...
  3. How To Profit From Inflation

    While rising prices are bad news for consumers, inflation can be quite profitable for investors.
  4. Avoid These Common Investing Psychology Traps

    There are a number of very common psychological traps or errors that investors typically make. You can save a lot of money ...
  5. The Number One Reason Why Most Traders Fail

    We show you the simple tools, availble to everyone, to succeed as an active trader: education, experience, charts, vision, ...
  6. 7 Quality Stocks That Don’t Pay a Dividend (PCLN,BIIB,FB,GOOGL)

    These seven S&P 500 companies can afford to pay a dividend, but they prefer to invest in growth.
  7. 3 Stocks That Could Benefit from Civil Unrest (PZZA,DPZ,AMZN)

    Civil unrest could lead to increased sales for these three companies.
  8. 4 Stocks Vulnerable to Amazon (AMZN,CONN,WMT,TGT)

    Amazon has stolen market share from many, but these four companies in particular have been hit hard.
  9. Low Rates Force Advisors to Rebuild Bond Ladders

    Prolonged low interest rates have some advisors taking a new approach with their bond-laddering strategies.
  10. Behind Amazon's 1,772% Rise in 10 years (AMZN)

    The primary drivers behind Amazon's historical stock price growth.
  11. Winners and Losers of Low Natural Gas Prices (DD,DOW,MOS)

    Chemical and fertilizer manufacturers benefit from a low price for natural gas, while utilities and natural gas producers ...
  12. How Travel Stocks Have Performed Since Brexit

    Have travel stocks rallied or faltered since Brexit?
  13. Foreign Firms Face Increasing Barriers in China (AAPL,GOOGL,MSFT)

    Foreign firms are facing increasing protectionism and uncertainty regarding intellectual rights protection when expanding ...
  14. Utilities Aren’t Just For Yield (VTI,XLU)

    Investopedia columnist Michael Gayed explains a surprising correlation: When utilities are leading, stock market volatility ...
  15. Behind Microsoft's 127.4% Rise in 10 Years (MSFT)

    The most influential factors behind Microsoft's historical stock price price include tech valuations and the company's evolving ...
  16. 4 Investment Manager Excuses to Justify Losses

    While reputable managers will speak candidly about their performance, investors should be on the lookout for excuses.
  17. FREEX: Risk Statistics Case Study for Real Estate Mutual Fund

    Analyze risk statistics to determine how FREEX fits into a portfolio designed to optimize expected return based on a given ...
  18. 3 Differences Between Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett

    Analyze three key differences between Warren Buffett and Benjamin Graham. Learn how value investing principles were applied ...
  19. 5 Tips On When To Sell Your Stock

    Learn when it might be time to sell your stock.
  20. 5 Stocks with Momentum (BURL,COH,SWHC,HLF,LUV)

    These five stocks have momentum. How strong are their fundamentals?
  21. Goldman Sachs' 2016 Stock Picks Report Card (AMZN, CMG)

    Goldman Sachs picked 35 stocks at the end of last year that it thought would perform well. Here's how they have done so far ...
  22. 4 Retailers Immune to Amazon (AMZN,TJX,ROST,DG)

    Amazon crushes most brick-and-mortar retailers, but these four have been immune so far.
  23. One Thing to Never Do When the Stock Market Goes Down

    We could all use a little reminder.
  24. Best REITs Right Now for Returns, Dividends (AMT,PLD,WY,DLR,EPR)

    These five types of REITs have showed no signs of slowing down.
  25. Explaining Apple's 1,057% Rise in 10 years (AAPL)

    Examine Apple's strong history of returns to understand how financial performance, investor outlook and market conditions ...
  26. A History of the S&P 500 Dividend Yield

    Find out why the dividend yield for the S&P 500 Index remains historically low, and what dividend yields used to look ...
  27. Behind IBM's 87.6% Rise in 10 years (IBM)

    Analyze IBM's stock price history to learn why investor outlook has been more important than financial performance for influencing ...
  28. Behind Verizon's 66.7% Rise in 10 years (VZ, T)

    Analyze Verizon's stock performance over the past 10 years. Learn how VZ's defensive characteristics and periods of strong ...
  29. The Benefits of Fundamental Indexing

    Fundamental Indexing shuns outside price influence and prefers to value its components using intrinsic factors, making it ...
  30. Vanguard Mutual Fund With 65% Equity & 35% Bonds (VWELX)

    Explore several risk metrics of VWELX. Learn what beta, R-squared, capture ratios and standard deviation say about volatility ...
  31. Why Apple Can Be a Value Stock But Not a Defensive Stock (AAPL)

    Examine Apple's 2016 price decline to identify its potential as a value stock. Contrast Apple's characteristics with defensive ...
  32. Quantum is Coming (GOOGL,MSFT,INTC)

    Alphabet's forthcoming Chrome Canary browser is just the "canary" in the coalmine--quantum computing is coming faster than ...
  33. 6 ETFs With Netflix Exposure (NFLX,FDN,ARKW,PNQI)

    If you want exposure to Netflix but who also want diversification consider these ETFs.
  34. Is Investing in Stock Splits Profitable? (TOFR)

    Is it possible to beat the S&P 500 by investing in a basket of stocks that split?
  35. 5 ETFs With Amazon Exposure (AMZN,XLY,FDN,RTH)

    These ETFs all have Amazon as their top holding, which gives investors exposure to the stock as well as diversification. ...
  36. 6 Rules for Successful Dividend Investing

    There are some important rules to maximize dividend investing value.
  37. How to Make Money With Just $10,000

    Find out how five leading investors recommend investing $10,000, including top contrarian, dividend-focused, value investing ...
  38. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Starbucks Stock (SBUX)

    Read about the primary risks facing stockholders or aspiring stockholders of Starbucks Corporation, including international ...
  39. 10 Dividend Stocks Warren Buffet Loves (KO,KHC,IBM,GM)

    Want to invest like Warren Buffet? Consider these 10 dividend-paying stocks.
  40. Behind Costco's 180% Rise in 10 years (COST)

    Analyze Costco's historical stock price performance to determine what has driven growth. How have market performance and ...
  41. These 3 Stocks Just Hit Highs: More Room to Run? (AMZN,PEP,SJM)

    These three stocks just hit 52-week highs. Will this upward trend continue?
  42. 9 S&P 500 Companies With No Long-Term Debt (FB,CMG,PAYX,ISRG)

    These nine S&P 500 companies have no long-term debt which means they should be capable of weathering turbulent markets. ...
  43. These 5 Stocks Just Hit 52-Week Lows (DHT,FRO,JMEI,KVHI,RLGT)

    The five stocks all just hit 52-week lows. Are they bargains or highly speculative investments?
  44. 5 Risky Energy Stocks (FCX,APC,RIG,HFC,PBR)

    These stocks might continue to rally, but they come with high risk.
  45. 5 Stocks Being Unfairly Punished (NFLX,SFM,KR,CVS,WBA)

    While these stocks are currently moving lower, their underlying businesses remain strong.
  46. Top 5 Gold Mining Stocks (ABX,NEM,AEM,GOLD,KGC)

    These five gold mining stocks have been performing well. Here's how they look on a fundamental basis.
  47. 10 Small-Cap Stocks With Growth Potential (HMSY,IRBT,WING,FELE)

    These 10 small-cap stocks have potential for growth.
  48. How to Use Home Equity for an Immediate Income Play

    While it is not without risk, it is possible to use the equity in your home, especially if the mortgage is paid off, to invest ...
  49. How Often the 10-Year Yield Underperforms the S&P 500

    Learn why the S&P 500 Index dividend yield exceeds the yield on 10-year U.S. Treasurys for only the third time in history ...
  50. Why Oil Prices Won't Affect S&P Profit Margins (BCS)

    Learn why Barclays thinks that a rise in oil prices should lead to improvements in profit margins for the S&P 500, as ...
  51. Are Hedge Funds Chasing Performance?

    Learn why hedge funds have performed worse than the S&P 500 Index in 2016, and why they may overweight equities to play ...
  52. Buffett's Moat: How Sustainable Is Qualcomm's Competitive Advantage? (QCOM)

    Analyze Qualcomm's economic moat. Determine which factors are driving competitive advantage, and consider the long-term sustainability ...
  53. Will iPhone Sales Decline in 2016? (AAPL)

    Learn about a report that says lack of innovation and economic weakness may lead to a dramatic slowdown in sales of Apple's ...
  54. The Dangers Of Over-Diversifying Your Portfolio

    If you over-diversify your portfolio, you might not lose much, but you won't gain much either.
  55. Behind U.S. Equities' Declining Buybacks and Dividend Payments

    Learn what a decline in share repurchases and dividend payouts by corporations means for equity markets, and whether it is ...
  56. If You Had Invested Right After Costco's IPO

    Find out how much your investment would be worth if you had invested $1,000 during Costco's IPO and how much you would have ...
  57. 8 High Risk Investments That Could Double Your Money

    8 high-risk investment vehicles that can double investors' funds.
  58. 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 ...
  59. Heat Up Your Portfolio With "BBQ" Stocks (HRL,TSN,LUK)

    Americans eat a lot of chicken and beef consumption is on the rise so you might want to consider these "BBQ" stocks to heat ...
  60. Janus Launches Obesity ETF (SLIM,OLD,FITS,ORG)

    Janus has launched four thematic ETFs, including an obesity ETF, designed to track changing demographic and consumer trends.
  61. 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 ...
  62. 34% Probability of U.S. Recession by Q1 2017, UBS Warns

    Learn why UBS thinks there is an increasing likelihood of a U.S. recession by 2017, as well as why it believes that high-yield ...
  63. 3 PIMCO Thoughts on Opportunistic Credit

    Learn why PIMCO believes the high-yield market is entering a new stage of the investment cycle, including areas in which ...
  64. 10 Stocks With Limited Brexit Exposure (T,BBY,AFL,FSLR)

    Brexit is wreaking havoc on financial markets, but these 10 stocks might offer some resiliency.
  65. Best and Worst Performing ETFs After Brexit (XLU,TLT,GLD,VGK,SPY)

    Following the Brexit vote, these are the ETFs that have performed the best and worst.
  66. Morgan Stanley Preps to Launch First ETFs

    Morgan Stanley has filed with the SEC to launch active and passive ETFs, its entry into this booming market.
  67. Most Risky Post Brexit Stocks (EBAY,NEM,APA,RIG,MS)

    If you want to avoid stocks with high exposure to the U.K. following Brexit, take note of these 13 stocks.
  68. Things That Will Break "Buy the Dip" Mentality in the Stock Market

    Consider portfolio changes for a sustained stock market drawdown, with the S&P 500 near its record high, stock valuations ...
  69. 5 Investing Strategies if the Market Crashes (HDGE, BIS)

    Identify how to protect your investments from a market crash, and potentially save your portfolio from heavy losses in the ...
  70. Top 5 Positions in Philip Falcone's Portfolio (CPN, SPB)

    Philip Falcone was the former CEO and Chairman of Harbinger Capital Partners. This article analyzes his top four portfolio ...
  71. 3 Takeaways From Q1 2016 S&P 500 Companies' Earnings

    Explore the three key takeaways from Q1 2016 earnings reports from companies in the S&P 500, all of which indicate the ...
  72. Why You Should Stick with Stocks over the Long Term (SPX,NDX,INDU)

    Over the long term, it pays to stick with stocks, despite the inevitable bouts of volatility that wrack stock markets from ...
  73. Russell Rebalance Study: What You Need to Know

    Analyze the recent stock performance for different types of stocks to determine which equities could gain or benefit ahead ...
  74. Assessing Asset Bubbles: Microsoft in 2001 vs. Today (MSFT)

    Understand the inner working of high-multiple stocks such as Microsoft, especially how earnings may play a role in the change ...
  75. 7 ETFs that Track Economies (SPY,EWJ,FXI,EEM)

    These seven ETFs offer exposure to different economies around the world.
  76. 5 High Risk Stocks to Avoid (FCX,SHLD,SLB,APC,TIF)

    These five stocks present present significant risks if market conditions take a turn for the worst.
  77. 5 Central Banks That Are Publicly Traded

    Learn about five central banks that have publicly traded shares. Explore shareholder voting and dividend rights for public ...
  78. Bank of America's Top 5 Conviction Investment Themes (BAC)

    Discover the top five conviction investment themes for the remainder of 2016 according to the latest report from Bank of ...
  79. 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 ...
  80. 5 Tempting Sin Stocks (RAI,MO,TAP,CZR,BYD)

    These five sin stocks have performed well over the last year. Will this trend continue?
  81. 15 Companies Burning Major Cash (FCX,HES,MRO,MUR,NBL)

    These 15 companies have negative free cash flow in a big way.
  82. 8 Rapidly Growing Companies (AHS,TREE,SAVE,SFN)

    These eight companies are all growing rapidly. Does this equal stock appreciation?
  83. Did Apple Stock Become a Value Trap? (AAPL)

    Explore an analysis of its fundamental ratios, and learn why Apple may be a value stock despite experiencing slowed iPhone ...
  84. 5 Stocks With Short Squeeze Potential (GME,RIG,CHK,JWN,MAR)

    These five stocks have high short interest and short squeeze potential.
  85. 8 Tech Companies With Acquisition Potential (ACIA,LITE,CSOD,CRTO)

    According to Goldman Sachs, these eight technology companies could be acquired next.
  86. 8 Companies That Could Be Acquired (SHAK,TWTR,FIT,TRIP)

    LinkedIn has just been acquired by Microsoft. Who might be next?
  87. 4 Tips to Evaluate Growth Companies (KO, AAPL)

    Discover the best metrics for stock investors to utilize when selecting and evaluating the best opportunities in growth investing.
  88. Franklin Templeton's Highest Performing Mutual Fund

    A complete summary and performance review of Franklin Templeton's best performing fund since inception, the Franklin International ...
  89. What Is the Best Measure of a Company's Financial Health?

    Discover the single best financial metric that investors can use for determining the financial health and long-term sustainability ...
  90. Why Companies Delisted from Indexes Can Be a Buy (OI)

    Learn about a value-investing strategy that takes advantage of stocks that may represent a bargain when they're delisted ...
  91. Why Einhorn Tried Shorting Amazon and Netflix (NFLX, AMZN)

    Learn about Greenlight Capital's short positions in Amazon and Netflix, and about the ratios indicating that these stocks ...
  92. Are Mega-Cap ETFs a Safe Bet? (DIA,FEZ,OEF)

    Can mega-cap ETFs keep you safe during turbulent markets?
  93. Top 5 Growth ETFs (MTUM,IWF,VUG,IWM,IJT)

    All five of these ETFs have delivered solid or strong gains since their inception.
  94. Do Store Openings Equal Stock Appreciation? (SBUX,DG,WEN,DLTR,WMT)

    Does retailers and restaurant chains aggressively opening new locations lead to stock appreciation?
  95. 3 Value Stocks Mutual Funds Are Underestimating (BRK-B, GE)

    Learn why Goldman Sachs believes most mutual funds perform worse than their benchmark indexes. Discover three stocks many ...
  96. Does Increased Headcount Equal Stock Appreciation? (UPS)

    Companies that are hiring more workers are often confident in their future prospects. Does this lead to stock appreciation? ...
  97. Do Store Closures Hurt Retail Stocks? (WMT,SHLD,M)

    These eight retailers are closing stores. How many have seen stock depreciation over the past year?
  98. Business Cycle Investing: Ratios to Use For Each Cycle

    Examine economic and sector performance over the business cycle to determine which ratios are most important for each phase ...
  99. Earnings Reports: Why the Market Reacted to Q1 Disappointment (AAPL)

    Explore how positive and negative earnings reports affect stocks and the reasons for larger-than-average post-earnings losses ...
  100. Unit Investment Trusts Market: 3 Trends in 2016

    Learn more about unit investment trusts (UITs), and discover some of the most common trends in the UIT market to date in ...
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