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  1. 5 Things To Know About Asset Allocation
    Investing Basics

    5 Things To Know About Asset Allocation

    Overwhelmed by investment options? Learn how to create an asset allocation strategy that works for you.
  2. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Among Healthcare's Biggest Movers ...
    Stock Analysis

    Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Among Healthcare's Biggest Movers ...

    This morning's trading has marked a bad day for the market so far. The Nasdaq has decreased 0.4%; the S&P 500 has slipped 0.2%; and the Dow is trading down 0.2%. The healthcare sector is the category ...
  3. Sasol Limited and More Big Movers in Basic Materials on ...
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    Sasol Limited and More Big Movers in Basic Materials on ...

    The market is having a bad day so far. The Nasdaq has decreased 0.4%; the S&P 500 is trading down 0.2%; and the Dow is down 0.2%. The basic materials sector is the category of stocks that accounts ...
  4. Avago and More Big Movers in Semiconductors on November ...
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    Avago and More Big Movers in Semiconductors on November ...

    The morning has been bad for the market. The Nasdaq has slipped 0.4%; the S&P 500 has fallen 0.2%; and the Dow has declined 0.2%. The Semiconductors sector (XLK) is currently ahead of the overall mark ...
  5. Oil and Gas Operations Stocks, Including PetroChina Company ...
    Stock Analysis

    Oil and Gas Operations Stocks, Including PetroChina Company ...

    The market is currently down, with the Nasdaq decreasing 0.4%, the S&P 500 slipping 0.2% and the Dow down 0.2%. The Oil and Gas Operations sector (DIG) is up 0.3% on a bad day for the market overall. ...
  6. Financial Stocks, Including ICICI Bank Limited, Making Big ...
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    Financial Stocks, Including ICICI Bank Limited, Making Big ...

    On a bad day for the market, the Nasdaq has decreased 0.4%, the S&P 500 is down 0.2% and the Dow has fallen 0.2%. The financial sector is the category of stocks containing firms that provide financial ...
  7. Vulcan Materials and Other Big Movers In Capital Goods on ...
    Stock Analysis

    Vulcan Materials and Other Big Movers In Capital Goods on ...

    The market has been slipping so far today. The Nasdaq is trading down 0.4%; the S&P 500 has slipped 0.2%; and the Dow has decreased 0.2%. The capital goods sector is the category of stocks related ...
  8. FedEx Among Transportation's Biggest Movers on November ...
    Stock Analysis

    FedEx Among Transportation's Biggest Movers on November ...

    The market has been slipping so far today. The Nasdaq has fallen 0.4%; the S&P 500 has declined 0.2%; and the Dow is trading down 0.2%. The transportation sector is a category of stocks relating to ...
  9. Continental Resources and More Big Movers in Energy on November ...
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    Continental Resources and More Big Movers in Energy on November ...

    The morning has been good for the market. The Nasdaq is up 0.5%; the S&P 500 is trading up 0.5%; and the Dow has increased 0.4%. The energy sector is the category of stocks that relate to producing ...
  10. Vulcan Materials and Other Capital Goods Stocks Making Big ...
    Stock Analysis

    Vulcan Materials and Other Capital Goods Stocks Making Big ...

    The market is currently up, with the Nasdaq up 0.5%, the S&P 500 increasing 0.5% and the Dow climbing 0.4%. The capital goods sector is the category of stocks related to the manufacture or distributio ...
  11. Kroger's Fourth Quarter Earnings Report
    Stock Analysis

    Kroger's Fourth Quarter Earnings Report

    Kroger (NYSE:KR) announced its results for the most recent quarter on September 7, 2012. Kroger is a retail chain operating food and drug stores, multi-department stores, jewelry stores, and convenien ...
  12. United and More Big Movers in Healthcare on November 28, ...
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    United and More Big Movers in Healthcare on November 28, ...

    Currently, the Nasdaq has remained steady, the S&P 500 has increased 0.1% and the Dow is up 0.2%. The healthcare sector is the category of stocks relating to medical and healthcare goods or services. ...
  13. Gold and Silver Stocks, Including Eldorado Gold Corporation, ...
    Stock Analysis

    Gold and Silver Stocks, Including Eldorado Gold Corporation, ...

    The Nasdaq remains relatively unchanged, the S&P 500 has climbed 0.1% and the Dow has moved up 0.2% after the morning's trading. The biggest movers in the Gold and Silver sector (SLV) (+1.4%) are: ...
  14. Nasdaq Stocks, Including Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, ...
    Stock Analysis

    Nasdaq Stocks, Including Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, ...

    The Nasdaq has remained steady, the S&P 500 is up 0.1% and the Dow has increased 0.2% so far today. Most stocks on the Nasdaq Composite Index are technology and Internet-related, but there are financi ...
  15. Workday Among Technology's Biggest Movers on November 28, ...
    Stock Analysis

    Workday Among Technology's Biggest Movers on November 28, ...

    After the morning's trading, the Nasdaq has been relatively flat, the S&P 500 has climbed 0.1% and the Dow has increased 0.2%. The technology sector is a category of stocks relating to the research, ...
  16. Capital One and Other Financial Stocks Making Big Moves ...
    Stock Analysis

    Capital One and Other Financial Stocks Making Big Moves ...

    The market has been slipping so far today. The Nasdaq has slipped 0.2%; the S&P 500 has fallen 0.2%; and the Dow has declined 0.3%. The financial sector is the category of stocks containing firms that ...
  17. Genesee & Wyoming and Other Transportation Stocks Making ...
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    Genesee & Wyoming and Other Transportation Stocks Making ...

    On a bad day for the market, the Nasdaq is trading down 0.2%, the S&P 500 has declined 0.2% and the Dow has slipped 0.3%. The transportation sector is a category of stocks relating to the transportati ...
  18. Illumina and More Big Movers in Technology on November 26, ...
    Stock Analysis

    Illumina and More Big Movers in Technology on November 26, ...

    The market is currently down, with the Nasdaq slipping 0.4%, the S&P 500 declining 0.7% and the Dow falling 0.8%. The technology sector is a category of stocks relating to the research, development ...
  19. Pin Down Stock Price With Real Options
    Investing Basics

    Pin Down Stock Price With Real Options

    How can you assign a value to what a company may do with its business in the future? We explain how it works.
  20. Beta: Gauging Price Fluctuations
    Investing Basics

    Beta: Gauging Price Fluctuations

    Learn how to properly use this measure that can help you meet your criteria for risk.
  21. Union Pacific and More Big Movers in Transportation on November ...
    Stock Analysis

    Union Pacific and More Big Movers in Transportation on November ...

    On a good day for the market, the Nasdaq has increased 1.3%, the S&P 500 has risen 1% and the Dow is trading up 1%. The transportation sector is a category of stocks relating to the transportation ...
  22. Herbalife and Other Big Movers In Consumer/Non-Cyclical ...
    Stock Analysis

    Herbalife and Other Big Movers In Consumer/Non-Cyclical ...

    Currently, the Nasdaq has been relatively flat, the S&P 500 has climbed 0.1% and the Dow has increased 0.2%. The biggest movers in the Consumer/Non-Cyclical sector (XLP) (+0.1%) are: CompanyMarket ...
  23. VMware and More Big Movers in Technology on November 21, ...
    Stock Analysis

    VMware and More Big Movers in Technology on November 21, ...

    The Nasdaq remains relatively unchanged, the S&P 500 has increased 0.1% and the Dow has moved up 0.2% after the morning's trading. The technology sector is a category of stocks relating to the researc ...
  24. Consumer Cyclical Stocks, Including Honda Motor Co., Ltd, ...
    Stock Analysis

    Consumer Cyclical Stocks, Including Honda Motor Co., Ltd, ...

    So far today, the Nasdaq is unchanged, the S&P 500 has moved up 0.1% and the Dow has risen 0.2%. The consumer cyclical sector is a category of stocks that relies heavily on the business cycle and econ ...
  25. China Southern Airlines Limited and More Big Movers in Transportation ...
    Stock Analysis

    China Southern Airlines Limited and More Big Movers in Transportation ...

    The morning has been quiet for the market. The Nasdaq remains relatively unchanged; the S&P 500 is unchanged; and the Dow has remained steady. The transportation sector is a category of stocks relatin ...
  26. Medtronic Second Quarter Earnings
    Stock Analysis

    Medtronic Second Quarter Earnings

    Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) announced its results for the most recent quarter on November 20, 2012. Medtronic provides products and therapies for medical professionals. Earnings play an important role in mea ...
  27. H. J. Heinz's Second Quarter Earnings Report
    Stock Analysis

    H. J. Heinz's Second Quarter Earnings Report

    H. J. Heinz Company (NYSE:HNZ) announced its results for the most recent quarter on November 20, 2012. HJ Heinz manufactures food products, including ketchup, condiments and sauces, frozen food, soups ...
  28. Marathon Among Oil and Gas Operations' Biggest Movers on ...
    Stock Analysis

    Marathon Among Oil and Gas Operations' Biggest Movers on ...

    It's been a good morning for the market. The Nasdaq has moved up 1.7%; the S&P 500 has climbed 1.5%; and the Dow has risen 1.3%. CompanyMarket CapPercentage ChangeInterOil Corporation (NYSE:IOC)$3. ...
  29. Getting To Know Stock Screeners
    Investing Basics

    Getting To Know Stock Screeners

    Finding good stocks can be like finding a needle in a haystack. But these invaluable tools can help.
  30. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and More Big Movers on the Nasdaq ...
    Stock Analysis

    Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and More Big Movers on the Nasdaq ...

    The market has been slipping so far today: the Nasdaq is trading down 1%; the S&P 500 is down 0.6%; and the Dow has slipped 0.8%. The Nasdaq Composite Index represents all the stocks that trade on ...
  31. Real Estate Operations Stocks, Including American Capital, ...
    Stock Analysis

    Real Estate Operations Stocks, Including American Capital, ...

    The Nasdaq has decreased 1%, the S&P 500 is down 0.6% and the Dow has fallen 0.8% on a bad morning for the market. On a bad day for the market overall, the Real Estate Operations sector (IYR) has show ...
  32. Deere Fourth Quarter Earnings Preview
    Stock Analysis

    Deere Fourth Quarter Earnings Preview

    When Deere (NYSE:DE) releases its fourth quarter earnings on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, it is expected to report earnings that are up 15.4% from a year ago. The consensus estimate is $1.87 per shar ...
  33. Intuit's First Quarter Earnings Report
    Stock Analysis

    Intuit's First Quarter Earnings Report

    Intuit (Nasdaq:INTU) announced its results for the most recent quarter on November 15, 2012. Intuit provides business and financial management solutions for businesses, consumers, accounting professio ...
  34. Dell's Third Quarter Earnings Report
    Stock Analysis

    Dell's Third Quarter Earnings Report

    Dell (Nasdaq:DELL) announced its results for the most recent quarter on November 15, 2012. Dell is a technology company that offers desktop PCs, software and peripherals, servers, and networking and s ...
  35. Wal-Mart Stores' Third Quarter Earnings Report
    Stock Analysis

    Wal-Mart Stores' Third Quarter Earnings Report

    Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) announced its results for the third quarter on November 15, 2012. Wal-Mart Stores operates Walmart discount stores, supercenters, Neighborhood Markets and Sam's Club locatio ...
  36. Toyota Motor Corporation Among Consumer Cyclical's Biggest ...
    Stock Analysis

    Toyota Motor Corporation Among Consumer Cyclical's Biggest ...

    The Nasdaq has decreased 0.4%, the S&P 500 has declined 0.3% and the Dow is down 0.3%, marking a bad morning for the market. The consumer cyclical sector is a category of stocks that relies heavily ...
  37. NXP and Other Semiconductors Stocks Making Big Moves on ...
    Stock Analysis

    NXP and Other Semiconductors Stocks Making Big Moves on ...

    The morning has been bad for the market. The Nasdaq has decreased 0.4%; the S&P 500 has fallen 0.3%; and the Dow is down 0.3%. The Semiconductors sector (XLK) is down 0.6%, underperforming the market ...
  38. Wal-Mart and Other Big Movers on the NYSE on November 15, ...
    Stock Analysis

    Wal-Mart and Other Big Movers on the NYSE on November 15, ...

    This morning has been rocky for the market. The Nasdaq has declined 0.4%; the S&P 500 is trading down 0.3%; and the Dow has fallen 0.3%. The NYSE is a stock exchange based in New York City, considered ...
  39. Nasdaq Stocks, Including NetApp, Making Big Moves on November ...
    Stock Analysis

    Nasdaq Stocks, Including NetApp, Making Big Moves on November ...

    After the morning's trading, the market is not looking good. The Nasdaq is down 0.4%; the S&P 500 has decreased 0.3%; and the Dow has fallen 0.3%. Most stocks on the Nasdaq Composite Index are technol ...
  40. Transportation Stocks, Including Grupo Aeroportuario del ...
    Stock Analysis

    Transportation Stocks, Including Grupo Aeroportuario del ...

    This morning's trading has marked a bad day for the market so far. The Nasdaq has declined 0.4%; the S&P 500 has fallen 0.3%; and the Dow has slipped 0.3%. The transportation sector is a category of ...
  41. Hewlett-Packard Fourth Quarter Earnings Preview
    Stock Analysis

    Hewlett-Packard Fourth Quarter Earnings Preview

    When Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) releases its fourth quarter earnings on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, analysts are expecting a 2.6% drop in earnings from a year ago. The consensus estimate is $1.14 per ... ...
  42. Energy Stocks, Including Murphy, Making Big Moves on November ...
    Stock Analysis

    Energy Stocks, Including Murphy, Making Big Moves on November ...

    The market is currently down, with the Nasdaq slipping 0.4%, the S&P 500 declining 0.5% and the Dow down 0.7%. The energy sector is the category of stocks that relate to producing or supplying energy. ...
  43. Gold and Silver Stocks, Including Silver Wheaton Corp, Making ...
    Stock Analysis

    Gold and Silver Stocks, Including Silver Wheaton Corp, Making ...

    The Nasdaq has declined 0.4%, the S&P 500 is trading down 0.5% and the Dow has fallen 0.7% on a bad morning for the market. While the market overall has shown little change, the Gold and Silver sector ...
  44. Terra Nitrogen Company and Other NYSE Stocks Making Big ...
    Stock Analysis

    Terra Nitrogen Company and Other NYSE Stocks Making Big ...

    The market is off to a rough start. After this morning's trading, the Nasdaq has slipped 0.4%, the S&P 500 is down 0.5% and the Dow is trading down 0.7%. Today, more than half of all NYSE trades are ...
  45. Lowe's Cos Third Quarter Earnings Preview
    Stock Analysis

    Lowe's Cos Third Quarter Earnings Preview

    Lowe's Cos (NYSE:LOW) will announce its third quarter earnings on Monday, November 19, 2012. The company's stock price has climbed 16.5% over the last three months to close at $31.97 on November 13, 2 ...
  46. Cisco Systems First Quarter Earnings
    Stock Analysis

    Cisco Systems First Quarter Earnings

    Cisco Systems (Nasdaq:CSCO) announced its results for the most recent quarter on November 13, 2012. Cisco Systems is a multinational corporation engaged in the design, manufacturing, and sales of Inte ...
  47. LPL Investment Holdings and Other Nasdaq Stocks Making Big ...
    Stock Analysis

    LPL Investment Holdings and Other Nasdaq Stocks Making Big ...

    The market is having a good day so far. The Nasdaq is up 0.2%; the S&P 500 has risen 0.6%; and the Dow has climbed 0.5%. Most stocks on the Nasdaq Composite Index are technology and Internet-related, ...
  48. James Hardie Industries SE Among Capital Goods' Biggest ...
    Stock Analysis

    James Hardie Industries SE Among Capital Goods' Biggest ...

    The Nasdaq has increased 0.2%, the S&P 500 is trading up 0.6% and the Dow is up 0.5% on a good day for the market so far. The capital goods sector is the category of stocks related to the manufacture ...
  49. Technology Stocks, Including Microsoft, Making Big Moves ...
    Stock Analysis

    Technology Stocks, Including Microsoft, Making Big Moves ...

    The market is on the rise this morning. The Nasdaq has moved up 0.2%; the S&P 500 has risen 0.6%; and the Dow has increased 0.5%. The technology sector is a category of stocks relating to the research ...
  50. When buying a car, is it better to have a trade in or a ...
    Home & Auto

    When buying a car, is it better to have a trade in or a ...

    When buying a car, it may be better to have a down payment rather than a trade in. A trade in offers convenience to the car buyer, since one can walk into a dealership with a used vehicle and walk out ...
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