Kate Leighton

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  1. Investing Basics

    What does the end of the quarter mean for portfolio management?

    Take a deeper look at why the end of a financial quarter, and all of its accompanying reports, is a significant event for portfolio management.
  2. Credit & Loans

    What is the key to finding your ideal mortgage?

    Learn what steps you need to take in order to locate the perfect mortgage for your budget, lifestyle and long-term financial goals.
  3. Fundamental Analysis

    Why do utility stocks pay high dividends?

    Learn why utility stocks pay high dividends, and how government-produced monopoly authority protects privileged utility companies from competitors.
  4. Technical Indicators

    What is the difference between Exponential Moving Average ...

    Read about the difference between exponential moving averages and weighted moving averages, two smoothing indicators that are often confused.
  5. Fundamental Analysis

    What is the difference between revenue and profit?

    Understand the difference between revenue and profit, two key concepts in business accounting, including where each can be found on an income statement.
  6. Fundamental Analysis

    What is the difference between revenue and sales?

    Learn to distinguish between a company's revenue and its sales, and see why the distinction is important when analyzing a company's financial performance.
  7. Fundamental Analysis

    What is the difference between revenue and income?

    Understand the difference between income and revenue, how these terms are often confused in day-to-day usage and how to identify each on an income statement.
  8. Trading Strategies

    What are the main disadvantages of using the Exponential ...

    Discover the primary differences between exponential and simple moving average indicators, and what disadvantages EMAs can present to traders and analysts.
  9. Stock Analysis

    Bear of the Day: PHH Corp (PHH) - Bear of the Day

    Bear of the Day: PHH Corp (PHH) - Bear of the Day
  10. Stock Analysis

    Bull of the Day: Rite Aid (RAD) - Bull of the Day

    Bull of the Day: Rite Aid (RAD) - Bull of the Day
  11. Stock Analysis

    Merck Up on OncoEthix Acquisition Deal, Oncology in Focus ...

    Merck (MRK) acquired Swiss biotech privately held company, OncoEthix, and added a promising experimental early-stage candidate, OTX015, to its oncology portfolio.
  12. Stock Analysis

    ALLETE Buys NRG Energy's Storm Lake 1 Iowa Wind Farm - ...

    ALLETE, Inc.'s (ALE), ALLETE Clean Energy has acquired NRG Energy, Inc.'s (NRG) 108 megawatt wind generation facility in Storm Lake, IA.
  13. Stock Analysis

    Starwood Expands in Colombia with Four Points by Sheraton ...

    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (HOT) announced the opening of two hotels in Colombia, at Bogota and Barranquilla, under the brand Four Points by Sheraton.
  14. Stock Analysis

    U.S. Bancorp to Pay $6M to Settle Trustee Role Related Suit ...

    U.S. Bancorp (USB) is set to shell out $6 million to settle a complaint filed as a class-action by Oklahoma Police Pension and Retirement System in 2011, per a Reuters report.
  15. Stock Analysis

    Wells Fargo Brokerage Units Fined by FINRA for AML Failures ...

    Two brokerage divisions of Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) has been penalized with a joint fine of $1.5 million by FINRA for failure in the anti-money laundering ('AML') procedures.