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  1. Tips For Controlling Investment Losses
    Active Trading Fundamentals

    Tips For Controlling Investment Losses

    A profit/loss plan helps investors recognize mistakes and invest logically, rather than emotionally.
  2. Is a dividend reduction a signal to sell?
    Investing

    Is a dividend reduction a signal to sell?

    Although a dividend reduction is generally viewed as a signal to sell, the decision is not as clear-cut as if the dividend were to be eliminated altogether, which would be an unequivocal sell signal. Every ...
  3. Unlevered Beta
    Investing Basics

    Unlevered Beta

    Learn about how this number provides a measure of how much systematic risk a firm's equity has compared to the market.
  4. Calculating The Means
    Investing

    Calculating The Means

    Learn more about the different ways you can calculate your portfolio's average return.
  5. Multi-Level Marketing
    Entrepreneurship

    Multi-Level Marketing

    Learn how to differentiate between a legitimate marketing strategy and a pyramid scheme.
  6. Open Interest
    Options & Futures

    Open Interest

    Learn more about this commonly used term found in a stock's option chain.
  7. What Is Elasticity?
    Fundamental Analysis

    What Is Elasticity?

    Elasticity measures the relationship between a good and its price based on consumer demand, consumer income, and its available supply. Learn the basics about it here.
  8. Reverse Takeover
    Fundamental Analysis

    Reverse Takeover

    Learn more about this type of takeover and how companies use it to avoid IPOs.
  9. How To Retire At 50
    Retirement

    How To Retire At 50

    Hoping to retire before 65? Here are a few tips on how to reach your early retirement goals.
  10. Yield Curve
    Bonds & Fixed Income

    Yield Curve

    Learn more about how this curve is used to predict changes in economic output and growth.
  11. Goodwill
    Fundamental Analysis

    Goodwill

    Goodwill is more than just benevolence - it also refers to an accounting term frequently used in M&A. Learn more about it here.
  12. Required Rate Of Return
    Investing Basics

    Required Rate Of Return

    Learn more about this method used in inequity valuation and corporate finance.
  13. Volume
    Investing Basics

    Volume

    Learn about this measure of stock activity and how investors use it to determine trading opportunities.
  14. Moving Average Convergence Divergence - MACD
    Technical Indicators

    Moving Average Convergence Divergence - MACD

    Learn about this momentum indicator that shows the relationship between two moving averages.
  15. Do Your Investments Have Short-Term Health?
    Investing Basics

    Do Your Investments Have Short-Term Health?

    If a company is strong enough to survive tough times, it is more likely to provide long-term value.
  16. Basic Materials Stocks, Including Mosaic, Making Big Moves ...
    Stock Analysis

    Basic Materials Stocks, Including Mosaic, Making Big Moves ...

    The Nasdaq has slipped 0.4%, the S&P 500 has risen 0.2% and the Dow is unchanged so far today. The basic materials sector is the category of stocks that accounts for companies involved with the discov ...
  17. Goldcorp Inc and Other Gold and Silver Stocks Making Big ...
    Stock Analysis

    Goldcorp Inc and Other Gold and Silver Stocks Making Big ...

    There has been little movement in the market so far this morning. The Nasdaq remains relatively unchanged; the S&P 500 has remained steady; and the Dow has been relatively flat. The Gold and Silver ...
  18. General Growth Properties and Other Big Movers In Real Estate ...
    Stock Analysis

    General Growth Properties and Other Big Movers In Real Estate ...

    It's been a quiet morning for the market. The Nasdaq is unchanged; the S&P 500 remains relatively unchanged; and the Dow has remained steady. While the market overall has shown little change, the Real ...
  19. Ross Among the Nasdaq's Biggest Movers on January 3, 2013
    Stock Analysis

    Ross Among the Nasdaq's Biggest Movers on January 3, 2013

    The market has been quiet so far today, with the Nasdaq, S&P 500 and Dow showing little change. The Nasdaq Composite Index represents all the stocks that trade on the Nasdaq stock market. The biggest ...
  20. Transocean and Other Big Movers In Energy on January 3, ...
    Stock Analysis

    Transocean and Other Big Movers In Energy on January 3, ...

    There has been little movement in the market so far this morning. The Nasdaq is unchanged; the S&P 500 has moved little; and the Dow has been relatively flat. The energy sector is the category of stoc ...
  21. Limited Brands Among Services' Biggest Movers on January ...
    Stock Analysis

    Limited Brands Among Services' Biggest Movers on January ...

    The market is quiet so far today. The Nasdaq is unchanged; the S&P 500 has moved little; and the Dow has been relatively flat. While the market overall has shown little change, the Services sector ...
  22. First Solar and More Big Movers in Semiconductors on January ...
    Stock Analysis

    First Solar and More Big Movers in Semiconductors on January ...

    This morning, the market has been relatively quiet. The Nasdaq has moved little; the S&P 500 has been relatively flat; and the Dow has remained steady. The Semiconductors sector (XLK) has changed litt ...
  23. SL Green and Other Real Estate Operations Stocks Making ...
    Stock Analysis

    SL Green and Other Real Estate Operations Stocks Making ...

    The morning has been good for the market. The Nasdaq has moved up 2.3%; the S&P 500 is trading up 1.8%; and the Dow has risen 1.9%. CompanyMarket CapPercentage ChangeMarriott Vacations (NYSE:VAC)$1.4 ...
  24. Alexion Pharmaceuticals and Other Nasdaq Stocks Making Big ...
    Stock Analysis

    Alexion Pharmaceuticals and Other Nasdaq Stocks Making Big ...

    After this morning's trading, the market is looking good. The Nasdaq is trading up 2.3%; the S&P 500 is up 1.8%; and the Dow is trading up 1.9%. Most stocks on the Nasdaq Composite Index are technolog ...
  25. Berkshire Hathaway and More Big Movers in Financial on January ...
    Stock Analysis

    Berkshire Hathaway and More Big Movers in Financial on January ...

    The market is on the rise this morning. The Nasdaq has climbed 2.3%; the S&P 500 has risen 1.8%; and the Dow is up 1.9%. The financial sector is the category of stocks containing firms that provide ...
  26. Magellan Midstream Partners Among Energy's Biggest Movers ...
    Stock Analysis

    Magellan Midstream Partners Among Energy's Biggest Movers ...

    The morning has been good for the market. The Nasdaq has risen 2.3%; the S&P 500 is trading up 1.8%; and the Dow has moved up 1.9%. The energy sector is the category of stocks that relate to producing ...
  27. Dollar General and Other Big Movers In Services on January ...
    Stock Analysis

    Dollar General and Other Big Movers In Services on January ...

    The market is currently up, with the Nasdaq climbing 2.3%, the S&P 500 up 1.8% and the Dow rising 1.9%. CompanyMarket CapPercentage ChangeWynn (Nasdaq:WYNN)$11.31 billion+5.3%Ulta Salon, Cosmetics ...
  28. Apple Among the Nasdaq's Biggest Movers on December 31, ...
    Stock Analysis

    Apple Among the Nasdaq's Biggest Movers on December 31, ...

    Currently, the Nasdaq has moved up 0.6%, the S&P 500 has climbed 0.2% and the Dow has moved little. The Nasdaq Composite Index is a capitalization-weighted index, with each company weighted in proport ...
  29. HollyFrontier and Other Big Movers In Energy on December ...
    Stock Analysis

    HollyFrontier and Other Big Movers In Energy on December ...

    Currently, the Nasdaq is up 0.6%, the S&P 500 has moved up 0.2% and the Dow has moved little. The energy sector is the category of stocks that relate to producing or supplying energy. This sector incl ...
  30. A.F.P Provida SA and More Big Movers in Financial on December ...
    Stock Analysis

    A.F.P Provida SA and More Big Movers in Financial on December ...

    After the morning's trading, the Nasdaq is trading up 0.6%, the S&P 500 is up 0.2% and the Dow is unchanged. The financial sector is the category of stocks containing firms that provide financial serv ...
  31. Apple Among Technology's Biggest Movers on December 31, ...
    Stock Analysis

    Apple Among Technology's Biggest Movers on December 31, ...

    After the morning's trading, the Nasdaq is up 0.6%, the S&P 500 has moved up 0.2% and the Dow is unchanged. The technology sector is a category of stocks relating to the research, development and/or ...
  32. Coca-Cola HBC S.A and Other Consumer/Non-Cyclical Stocks ...
    Stock Analysis

    Coca-Cola HBC S.A and Other Consumer/Non-Cyclical Stocks ...

    Currently, the Nasdaq has climbed 0.6%, the S&P 500 has increased 0.2% and the Dow has been relatively flat. The Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector (XLP) is unchanged overall, and these are the biggest move ...
  33. Mosaic Second Quarter Earnings Preview
    Stock Analysis

    Mosaic Second Quarter Earnings Preview

    On Friday, January 4, 2013, Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) will announce its second quarter earnings. The consensus analyst estimate has dropped from $1 a share to the current estimate of earnings of 98 cents a sh ...
  34. NYSE Stocks, Including Banco de Chile, Making Big Moves ...
    Stock Analysis

    NYSE Stocks, Including Banco de Chile, Making Big Moves ...

    It's been a bad morning for the market, with the Nasdaq decreasing 0.3%, the S&P 500 down 0.5% and the Dow falling 0.5%. Formerly run as a private organization, the NYSE became a public entity in 2 ...
  35. Bank of Nova Scotia and More Big Movers in Financial on ...
    Stock Analysis

    Bank of Nova Scotia and More Big Movers in Financial on ...

    The market has been slipping so far today. The Nasdaq has declined 0.3%; the S&P 500 has slipped 0.5%; and the Dow has fallen 0.5%. The financial sector is the category of stocks containing firms that ...
  36. Korea Electric Power Corporation and Other Big Movers In ...
    Stock Analysis

    Korea Electric Power Corporation and Other Big Movers In ...

    The market has been slipping so far today. The Nasdaq has slipped 0.3%; the S&P 500 has fallen 0.5%; and the Dow has declined 0.5%. The utilities sector is a category of stocks for utilities such as ...
  37. Huntington Ingalls Industries and Other Transportation Stocks ...
    Stock Analysis

    Huntington Ingalls Industries and Other Transportation Stocks ...

    The market is currently down, with the Nasdaq slipping 0.3%, the S&P 500 declining 0.5% and the Dow falling 0.5%. The transportation sector is a category of stocks relating to the transportation of ...
  38. Consumer/Non-Cyclical Stocks, Including Green Mountain Coffee ...
    Stock Analysis

    Consumer/Non-Cyclical Stocks, Including Green Mountain Coffee ...

    The market is having a bad day so far. The Nasdaq is down 0.3%; the S&P 500 has declined 0.5%; and the Dow has decreased 0.5%. The Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector (XLP) is down 0.4%, underperforming the ...
  39. Freescale Semiconductor Holdings and More Big Movers in ...
    Stock Analysis

    Freescale Semiconductor Holdings and More Big Movers in ...

    The market is having a bad day so far: the Nasdaq has declined 0.3%; the S&P 500 has fallen 0.5%; and the Dow has slipped 0.5%. The Semiconductors sector (XLK) is down 0.5%, underperforming the market ...
  40. Goldman Sachs and Other Financial Stocks Making Big Moves ...
    Stock Analysis

    Goldman Sachs and Other Financial Stocks Making Big Moves ...

    The Nasdaq has slipped 0.7%, the S&P 500 has decreased 0.8% and the Dow is trading down 0.6% on a bad morning for the market. The financial sector is the category of stocks containing firms that provi ...
  41. Intuitive Surgical Among Healthcare's Biggest Movers on ...
    Stock Analysis

    Intuitive Surgical Among Healthcare's Biggest Movers on ...

    The market is having a bad day so far: the Nasdaq has declined 1.1%; the S&P 500 is trading down 0.6%; and the Dow has fallen 0.3%. The healthcare sector is the category of stocks relating to medical ...
  42. PG&E and More Big Movers in Utilities on December 24, 2 ...
    Stock Analysis

    PG&E and More Big Movers in Utilities on December 24, 2 ...

    The market is currently down, with the Nasdaq down 0.2%, the S&P 500 falling 0.3% and the Dow decreasing 0.4%. The utilities sector is a category of stocks for utilities such as gas and power. It cont ...
  43. CBRE Group and Other Big Movers In Real Estate Operations ...
    Stock Analysis

    CBRE Group and Other Big Movers In Real Estate Operations ...

    The morning has been bad for the market. The Nasdaq is trading down 2%; the S&P 500 has slipped 1.9%; and the Dow has decreased 1.4%. The Real Estate Operations sector (IYR) is down 0.1%, outperformin ...
  44. NIKE and More Big Movers on the NYSE on December 21, 2012
    Stock Analysis

    NIKE and More Big Movers on the NYSE on December 21, 2012

    This morning has been rocky for the market. The Nasdaq has fallen 2%; the S&P 500 has slipped 1.9%; and the Dow has fallen 1.4%. The NYSE is a stock exchange based in New York City, considered the ...
  45. SPDR S&P 500 and Other Financial Stocks Making Big Moves ...
    Stock Analysis

    SPDR S&P 500 and Other Financial Stocks Making Big Moves ...

    It's been a bad day for the market after the morning's trading. The Nasdaq has decreased 2%; the S&P 500 has declined 1.9%; and the Dow has decreased 1.4%. The financial sector is the category of stoc ...
  46. Capital Goods Stocks, Including Caterpillar, Making Big ...
    Stock Analysis

    Capital Goods Stocks, Including Caterpillar, Making Big ...

    On a bad day for the market, the Nasdaq has fallen 2%, the S&P 500 has slipped 1.9% and the Dow has declined 1.4%. The capital goods sector is the category of stocks related to the manufacture or dist ...
  47. Healthcare Stocks, Including Thermo Fisher, Making Big Moves ...
    Stock Analysis

    Healthcare Stocks, Including Thermo Fisher, Making Big Moves ...

    On a bad day for the market, the Nasdaq has slipped 2%, the S&P 500 is trading down 1.9% and the Dow is down 1.4%. The healthcare sector is the category of stocks relating to medical and healthcare ...
  48. Nike Second Quarter Earnings
    Stock Analysis

    Nike Second Quarter Earnings

    Nike (NYSE:NKE) announced its results for the most recent quarter on December 20, 2012. Nike designs and markets high-quality footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessory products throughout the world. ...
  49. Discover Financial Services' Fourth Quarter Earnings Report
    Stock Analysis

    Discover Financial Services' Fourth Quarter Earnings Report

    Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) announced its results for the most recent quarter on December 20, 2012. Discover Financial Services is a credit card issuer in the United States and an electroni ...
  50. Disco and Other Financial Stocks Making Big Moves on December ...
    Stock Analysis

    Disco and Other Financial Stocks Making Big Moves on December ...

    After the morning's trading, the Nasdaq has declined 0.4%, the S&P 500 has been relatively flat and the Dow has decreased 0.1%. The financial sector is the category of stocks containing firms that ...
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