Greg McFarlane

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  1. Building A Fortune: Jerry Jones And The Cowboys
    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.
  2. What You Need To Know About Preferred Stock
    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.
  3. Why Hewlett-Packard Continues To Reinvent Itself
    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.
  4. How You Depend On Qualcomm Every Day
    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.
  5. Understanding The Bond Behemoth That Is Pimco
    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?
  6. Fund Firm Jolts: Pimco's Isn't The First Or Worst
    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.
  7. Swing Trading Indicators: For Those Too Impatient For Buy ...
    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.
  8. Oil Price Analysis: The Impact Of Supply & Demand
    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.
  9. What Bill Gross, Steve Jobs and Steve Wynn Share
    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.
  10. Inside Intel: A Look At The Mega Chipmaker
    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.
  11. How Bank of America Holds 1/8 of All U.S. Deposits
    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.
  12. JPMorgan Chase: Too Big (And Profitable) To Fail
    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.
  13. How Wells Fargo Became The Biggest Bank In America
    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.
  14. The Key To Apple's Scale? Half A Billion iPhones
    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?
  15. Alibaba's Goal: Supplant eBay, Amazon and Paypal
    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?
  16. PepsiCo's $66B Global Snack And Drink Empire
    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.
  17. Basics Of The 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.
  18. 5 Overpriced Dishes In America
    Personal Finance

    5 Overpriced Dishes In America

    These are some of the fanciest and most expensive restaurant dishes available in the U.S.
  19. Narrow Your Range With Stop-Limit Orders
    Investing Basics

    Narrow Your Range With Stop-Limit Orders

    With stop-limit orders, buyers protect themselves from prices too high for their tastes.
  20. How Warren Buffett made Berkshire Hathaway a World-beater
    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.
  21. Most Expensive Rounds Of Golf
    Investing

    Most Expensive Rounds Of Golf

    These golf courses are some of the most expensive to play at.
  22. Most Expensive Events To Attend At The Olympics
    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.
  23. Want To Sell Life Insurance? Read This First
    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.
  24. How AT&T Came To Serve A Third Of Americans
    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 ...
  25. 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?
  26. Why Cisco Systems Is Virtually Unavoidable
    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.
  27. How To Profit From The
    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.
  28. How Nasdaq Continues To Innovate
    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.
  29. This Company Is As Unavoidable As It Is Unloved
    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 ...
  30. How Merck Found Its Way Into Millions Of Medicine Cabinets
    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.
  31. 10 Canadian Oil Companies Worth Your Attention
    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.
  32. TransCanada Sits In Oil Pipeline Catbird Seat
    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.
  33. Where To Put Your Cash: Call Deposit Vs Time Deposit Accounts
    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.
  34. Understanding Value: Donald Trump & His Net Worth
    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.
  35. S&P 500 ETFs: What Every Investor Should Know
    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.
  36. The S&P 500: The Index You Need To Know
    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.
  37. Curious About Stock Index Futures? Read This First
    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.
  38. Use The Percentage Price Oscillator: The
    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 ...
  39. A Look At Berkshire Hathaway's Many Components
    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?
  40. Always Bet On Berkshire Hathaway (And Here's Why)
    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?
  41. The NASDAQ Pre-Market: What You Need To Know
    Investing Basics

    The NASDAQ Pre-Market: What You Need To Know

    Curious about pre-market or extended-hours trading? Here's a quick guide so you'll know what to expect.
  42. How Gilead Sciences Became A Big Name In Biotech
    Stock Analysis

    How Gilead Sciences Became A Big Name In Biotech

    How does a company start with an unfortunate bout of dengue fever and grow to be a multibillion dollar corporation?
  43. Why Schlumberger Is A Name You Should Know
    Stock Analysis

    Why Schlumberger Is A Name You Should Know

    Want to make money in the oil and gas industry? Be an ancillary service provider--that's where the real money is.
  44. How Visa Counts On Your Free-Spending Ways
    Stock Analysis

    How Visa Counts On Your Free-Spending Ways

    The credit card transaction business is so profitable, Visa Inc. doesn't even bother lending money. Here's how they make their money.
  45. How Verizon Built A Customer Base Of 150M
    Stock Analysis

    How Verizon Built A Customer Base Of 150M

    What makes Verizon any different than T-Mobile, Sprint or AT&T? Its sheer size and growth potential.
  46. Why There's Far More To Pfizer Than Viagra
    Stock Analysis

    Why There's Far More To Pfizer Than Viagra

    Pfizer, Inc. is one of the world's largest and most profitable pharmaceutical companies, and not just because of that little blue pill.
  47. When and Why Do Gold Prices Plummet?
    Investing Basics

    When and Why Do Gold Prices Plummet?

    A wise investor is one who recognizes gold’s place in the market, without attaching too much nor too little significance to it.
  48. The World's Largest ETFs
    Mutual Funds & ETFs

    The World's Largest ETFs

    Is an exchange-traded fund with lots of assets necessarily a desirable one?
  49. Want To Make Money In Marijuana? Read This First
    Investing News

    Want To Make Money In Marijuana? Read This First

    "Investing in cannabis" used to mean buying grow-lights for a hydroponic operation. How things have changed...
  50. Day Trading: Impoverishing Dilettantes Since 1990
    Investing Basics

    Day Trading: Impoverishing Dilettantes Since 1990

    Operating a day-trading account is like owning thoroughbreds or an America’s Cup team. You can't just enter the arena with no money.
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