Greg McFarlane

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  1. Africa's economic growth and growing stability has gotten the attention of adventurous investors. What kind of ETF or mutual fund options are available?
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Destination Africa: These Funds Offer Easy Access

    Africa's economic growth and growing stability has gotten the attention of adventurous investors. What kind of ETF or mutual fund options are available?
  2. These ETFs are an excellent place to start for any investor interested in betting on Latin America.
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Interested In Latin America? Eye These ETFs

    These ETFs are an excellent place to start for any investor interested in betting on Latin America.
  3. With the addition of 'Bond King' Bill Gross, Janus is a changed firm. Here's what its fund lineup looks like now.
    Investing Basics

    How Does Janus's Fund Lineup Look Now?

    With the addition of 'Bond King' Bill Gross, Janus is a changed firm. Here's what its fund lineup looks like now.
  4. Far from stagnant growth, crushing inflation or political instability, these Latin American nations deserve consideration for your investment dollars.
    Economics

    The Best 4 Places To Invest In Latin America

    Far from stagnant growth, crushing inflation or political instability, these Latin American nations deserve consideration for your investment dollars.
  5. Options & Futures

    How The Price Of Stock Futures Is Calculated

    Any derivative that exists can be securitized into a future, though of course most investors deal with the stock variety. Here's how they're priced.
  6. Janus Capital's history now has two distinct eras: Before Gross and After Gross. Here's a look at the new Janus and its entry into the ETF marketplace.
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    What Bill Gross's Arrival Means To Janus Capital

    Janus Capital's history now has two distinct eras: Before Gross and After Gross. Here's a look at the new Janus and its entry into the ETF marketplace.
  7. Venezuela has more oil than anyone, and Brazil and Argentina have lots going for them, too, so why can't they get out of their own way economically?
    Economics

    Where NOT To Invest in Latin America

    Venezuela has more oil than anyone, and Brazil and Argentina have lots going for them, too, so why can't they get out of their own way economically?
  8. Amgen produces relatively few drugs, but that's doesn't mean it's any less essential or profitable. Here's a look at the $120B company.
    Stock Analysis

    How Amgen Makes Billions On Just A Few Drugs

    Amgen produces relatively few drugs, but that's doesn't mean it's any less essential or profitable. Here's a look at the $120B company.
  9. Taking a break from how their ubiquitous smartphones stack up, investopedia takes a look at the similarities and difference between Apple and Samsung.
    Stock Analysis

    How Apple And Samsung Compare ... And Coexist

    Taking a break from how their ubiquitous smartphones stack up, investopedia takes a look at the similarities and difference between Apple and Samsung.
  10. As long as people want to maintain and beautify their surroundings, Home Depot will continue to accommodate them — and at great profit.
    Stock Analysis

    Home Depot's Profitability: The Unvarnished Truth

    As long as people want to maintain and beautify their surroundings, Home Depot will continue to accommodate them — and at great profit.
  11. From insurance and wildcatting, to licensing and pizza, Jerry Jones has rolled the dice and frequently won. Here's how the man remade the franchise.
    Entrepreneurship

    Building A Fortune: Jerry Jones And The Cowboys

    From insurance and wildcatting, to licensing and pizza, Jerry Jones has rolled the dice and frequently won. Here's how the man remade the franchise.
  12. Curious about preferred shares? Here's what you should know about these bond-like instruments.
    Trading Strategies

    What You Need To Know About Preferred Stock

    Curious about preferred shares? Here's what you should know about these bond-like instruments.
  13. Stock Analysis

    Why Hewlett-Packard Continues To Reinvent Itself

    The pressure to reinvent oneself is huge in the tech sector, and Hewlett-Packard's move to divide into two units is evidence.
  14. You may not know it, but you probably depend on a Qualcomm product just about every day. Here's how.
    Stock Analysis

    How You Depend On Qualcomm Every Day

    You may not know it, but you probably depend on a Qualcomm product just about every day. Here's how.
  15. Pimco has been in the news lately. What does the giant investment manager firm do and who does it serve?
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    Understanding The Bond Behemoth That Is Pimco

    Pimco has been in the news lately. What does the giant investment manager firm do and who does it serve?
  16. When you business is built on prudence and trust, a lot can go wrong to cost you tons of clients and assets. Here are a few examples.
    Investing News

    Fund Firm Jolts: Pimco's Isn't The First Or Worst

    When you business is built on prudence and trust, a lot can go wrong to cost you tons of clients and assets. Here are a few examples.
  17. Trading Strategies

    Swing Trading Indicators: For Those Too Impatient For Buy ...

    For investors who are too impatient for the buy and hold strategy, swing trading may be your thing--but seriously, be careful.
  18. Economics

    Oil Price Analysis: The Impact Of Supply & Demand

    When all the factors that could affect the price of oil are considered, the most influential remain supply and demand.
  19. Few people build a multi-billion dollar business and leave it. But these did just that.
    Investing News

    What Bill Gross, Steve Jobs and Steve Wynn Share

    Few people build a multi-billion dollar business and leave it. But these did just that.
  20. There's a very good chance that you've utilized an Intel chip today. Here's how the chipmaker became so ubiquitous.
    Stock Analysis

    Inside Intel: A Look At The Mega Chipmaker

    There's a very good chance that you've utilized an Intel chip today. Here's how the chipmaker became so ubiquitous.
  21. Bank of America isn't America's central bank, but given its size and spread, you could be forgiven this misapprehension.
    Stock Analysis

    How Bank of America Holds 1/8 of All U.S. Deposits

    Bank of America isn't America's central bank, but given its size and spread, you could be forgiven this misapprehension.
  22. If there's any bank that's too big to fail, JPMorgan Chase & Co. may very well be the best example. Just look at its return on equity.
    Stock Analysis

    JPMorgan Chase: Too Big (And Profitable) To Fail

    If there's any bank that's too big to fail, JPMorgan Chase & Co. may very well be the best example. Just look at its return on equity.
  23. How does WFC make money? They lend it out at a higher rate than they borrow it at. Simple, right? But the real story is how proficient they are at it.
    Stock Analysis

    How Wells Fargo Became The Biggest Bank In America

    How does WFC make money? They lend it out at a higher rate than they borrow it at. Simple, right? But the real story is how proficient they are at it.
  24. Since 2000, Apple has grown into a $610 billion company with a market cap larger than the GDP of all but 20 countries. Just how did that happen so quickly?
    Stock Analysis

    The Key To Apple's Scale? Half A Billion iPhones

    Since 2000, Apple has grown into a $610 billion company with a market cap larger than the GDP of all but 20 countries. Just how did that happen so quickly?
  25. Within hours of its IPO, Alibaba's market cap surpassed Walmart's. So why is it that so many people still don't know what the Chinese company does?
    Stock Analysis

    Alibaba's Goal: Supplant eBay, Amazon and Paypal

    Within hours of its IPO, Alibaba's market cap surpassed Walmart's. So why is it that so many people still don't know what the Chinese company does?
  26. With 14 billion-dollar beverage brands, you'll be surprised to learn that most of PepsiCo's revenue derives from foods. Here's how that came to be.
    Stock Analysis

    PepsiCo's $66B Global Snack And Drink Empire

    With 14 billion-dollar beverage brands, you'll be surprised to learn that most of PepsiCo's revenue derives from foods. Here's how that came to be.
  27. binomial distribution
    Technical Indicators

    Basics Of The Binomial Distribution

    Despite the fancy-sounding name, you already understand the Binomial Distribution, and you can use it to make money. Ready? Read on.
  28. Personal Finance

    5 Overpriced Dishes In America

    These are some of the fanciest and most expensive restaurant dishes available in the U.S.
  29. Warren Buffett
    Stock Analysis

    How Warren Buffett made Berkshire Hathaway a World-beater

    It would almost be easier to list the industry sectors in which Omaha-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) doesn’t turn gargantuan profits.
  30. Investing Basics

    Narrow Your Range With Stop-Limit Orders

    With stop-limit orders, buyers protect themselves from prices too high for their tastes.
  31. Personal Finance

    Most Expensive Events To Attend At The Olympics

    For a sports fan, attending the Olympics can be a dream come true, but it doesn't come without its fair share of costs. Aside from travel, many tickets for high-profile events cost a pretty penny.
  32. Investing

    Most Expensive Rounds Of Golf

    These golf courses are some of the most expensive to play at.
  33. Looking for a career that offers big financial upside and the lure of self-employment?
    Entrepreneurship

    Want To Sell Life Insurance? Read This First

    Looking for a career that offers big financial upside and the lure of self-employment? Insurance sales could well be for you.
  34. AT&T has enjoyed one of the most successful runs in the history of American business, yet still manages to stay technologically up-to-date, relevant and vital.
    Investing News

    How AT&T Came To Serve A Third Of Americans

    AT&T mobile phones are used by roughly a third of Americans. How it managed to accomplish that starts with a state-sponsored monopoly, a well-publicized breakup and astute maneuvers through a technological ...
  35. How To Add Real Assets To Your Portfolio
    Investing Basics

    How To Add Real Assets To Your Portfolio

    Real assets, as distinguished from financial assets, means stuff you can touch: oil, gold, pork bellies, real estate and more. What are the best ways to get exposure to this portfolio diversifier?
  36. Chances are you've used a Cisco Systems product today and you don't even know it. Here's how.
    Stock Analysis

    Why Cisco Systems Is Virtually Unavoidable

    Chances are you've used a Cisco Systems product today and you don't even know it. Here's how.
  37. The Aroon indicator is not a solid predictor, but it's a simple one
    Technical Indicators

    How To Profit From The "Night and Day" Aroon Oscillator

    “Aroon” is a Sanskrit word loosely translated as the transition from night to day, appropriate for a measure that attempts to determine when a trend is about to develop into something of substance.
  38. For centuries, a stock market was a physical arena where buyers and sellers traded shares. Then the NASDAQ opened and changed everything.
    Stock Analysis

    How Nasdaq Continues To Innovate

    For centuries, a stock market was a physical arena where buyers and sellers traded shares. Then the NASDAQ opened and changed everything.
  39. With a strong capital surplus and consistently augmenting retained earnings, Comcast continues to represent long-term value for the committed investor.
    Investing News

    This Company Is As Unavoidable As It Is Unloved

    It used to be that just two things in life were unavoidable: death and taxes. But with its purchase of rival Time Warner Cable Inc., one should consider adding communications and entertainment giant Comcast ...
  40.  Whether combating river blindness in Zambia or treating arthritis in Canada, Merck continues to prove its worth in the marketplace and among demanding investors.
    Investing News

    How Merck Found Its Way Into Millions Of Medicine Cabinets

    With over $40 billion in revenue from pharmaceutical sales, there's a good chance that you'll be very grateful for one of Merck & Co.'s drugs some day.
  41. Tapping Canada's vast natural resources requires a host of local oil and gas exploration and production companies. Here's an overview.
    Stock Analysis

    10 Canadian Oil Companies Worth Your Attention

    Tapping Canada's vast natural resources requires a host of local oil and gas exploration and production companies. Here's an overview.
  42. TransCanada stands to win no matter what happens to the Keystone XL Pipeline. Approved? Send oil to a thirsty America. Shot down? Send it west to tankers.
    Economics

    TransCanada Sits In Oil Pipeline Catbird Seat

    TransCanada stands to win no matter what happens to the Keystone XL Pipeline. Approved? Send oil to a thirsty America. Shot down? Send it west to tankers.
  43. For most people, a bank account is simply a place to hold money, not make money.
    Savings

    Where To Put Your Cash: Call Deposit Vs Time Deposit Accounts

    Time deposit accounts and call deposit accounts allow customers to earn higher interest in exchange for less access to their cash.
  44. Having your dad bankroll your first big project is more than a simple leg up. But what Donald Trump did from there is far more than a silver spoon story.
    Economics

    Understanding Value: Donald Trump & His Net Worth

    Having your dad bankroll your first big project is more than a simple leg up. But what Donald Trump did from there is far more than a silver spoon story.
  45. Before you invest in that SPDR S&P 500 ETF (or any other ETF based on that index) here are a few things to consider.
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    S&P 500 ETFs: What Every Investor Should Know

    Before you invest in that SPDR S&P 500 ETF (or any other ETF based on that index) here are a few things to consider.
  46. Just how are companies added to and dropped from the S&P 500, and how is its value calculated?
    Economics

    The S&P 500: The Index You Need To Know

    Just how are companies added to and dropped from the S&P 500, and how is its value calculated? Curious? Read on.
  47. You've mastered investing in individual stocks...now what? If you like a challenge, consider stock index futures. Just be careful.
    Options & Futures

    Curious About Stock Index Futures? Read This First

    You've mastered investing in individual stocks...now what? If you like a challenge, consider stock index futures. Just be careful.
  48. Percentage Price Oscillator is a solid indicator
    Investing

    Use The Percentage Price Oscillator: The "Elegant Indicator" ...

    Technical analysis is basically an attempt to disprove the credo that "Past performance is not indicative of future results." The percentage price oscillator, which measures momentum, is among the more ...
  49. Berkshire Hathaway has 59 wholly owned subsidiaries and owns big stakes in several huge companies. Just how do those pieces fit together?
    Stock Analysis

    A Look At Berkshire Hathaway's Many Components

    Berkshire Hathaway has 59 wholly owned subsidiaries and owns big stakes in several huge companies. Just how do those pieces fit together?
  50. With its share price at an all-time high amid talk of a stock market correction, why would anyone buy Berkshire Hathaway shares?
    Stock Analysis

    Always Bet On Berkshire Hathaway (And Here's Why)

    With its share price at an all-time high amid talk of a stock market correction, why would anyone buy Berkshire Hathaway shares?
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