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  1. Low-Volatility ETFs Show Sector Diversity

    Low-volatility ETFs aren't always dependent on utilities stocks.
  2. Total Market Exposure for Pennies

    This Vanguard ETF is one of the leaders of the low-cost movement.
  3. VIX ETFs: Wall Street's Risky Trade on Volatility

    Traders are making big risky bets on exchange-traded products tied to the VIX.
  4. Banks Stocks Are Correcting. Here's Where They Go Next

    A key financial sector ETF has broken through key support levels.
  5. Top 4 Technology Mutual Funds for 2017

    The Nasdaq rally suggests it may be time to add technology exposure. Here are some top mutual funds to get you started.
  6. Signs That Your Investments Need Attention

    It's important to prune stocks and mutual funds whose progress doesn't follow the expected path.
  1. Ryanair vs. EasyJet: What's the Difference?

    Ryanair and EasyJet are similar airline carriers, but offer investors two very different opportunities.
  2. The Biggest Stock Scams Of All Time

    Where there is money, there are swindlers. Protect yourself by learning how investors have been betrayed in the past.
  3. Stock Buybacks: Breakdown

    Find out what these company programs achieve and what it means for stockholders.
  4. Low-Volatility ETFs Show Sector Diversity

    Low-volatility ETFs aren't always dependent on utilities stocks.
  5. Total Market Exposure for Pennies

    This Vanguard ETF is one of the leaders of the low-cost movement.
  6. Banks Stocks Are Correcting. Here's Where They Go Next

    A key financial sector ETF has broken through key support levels.
  1. Wealthfront Review 2017: Fees and Investment Facts

    Wealthfront is one of the premier robo-advisors. Here's a breakdown of the brokerage's fees and features.
  2. Would You Take Financial Advice from a Robot?

    A combination of robo-advising and human advising can provide affordable, quality investing advice.
  3. Advisors: How to Make Robo Technology Work for You

    Financial planners who embrace the digital revolution see robo advisors as an edge, not a threat.
  4. Robos & Financial Advisors: Cooperation Not Competition

    Instead of seeing robo-advisors as a threat, traditional financial advisors should embrace them.
  5. Robo-Advisor (Robo-Adviser)

    Robo-advisors are digital platforms that provide automated, algorithm-driven financial planning services with little to no ...
  6. Pros and Cons of Robo-Advisor Personal Capital

    A look at the pros and cons of robo-advisor Personal Capital's robust platform.
  1. Top 3 Investment-Grade Corporate Bond ETFs

    If you're seeking a hedge against a volatile stock market, these bond ETFs are worth a look.
  2. A Surprising Sector Is Leading in August

    While other sectors sag, utilities are heating up in August.
  3. 4 Investing Preferences for the Second Half

    We share ideas to consider to prepare portfolios for the remainder of the year.
  4. Apple and Tesla: A Tale of Two Bond Issues

    When rates hit a multi-millennium low, strange things happen.
  5. In Which Account Should Corporate Bonds Be Held?

    Is it always best to put your corporate bonds in a tax-deferred account? Maybe not.
  6. Float Over to Floating Rate ETFs

    Floating rate notes are another avenue for bond investors to consider when it comes to reducing interest rate risk.
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  1. How Return On Equity Can Help You Find Profitable Stocks

    It pays to invest in companies that generate profits more efficiently than their rivals. This is where ROE comes in.
  2. The 5 Types Of Earnings Per Share

    A look at the five varieties of EPS and what each represents can help an investor determine whether a company is a good value, ...
  3. The Basics Of Outstanding Shares And The Float

    We go over different types of shares and what investors need to know about them.
  4. PEG Ratio Nails Down Value Stocks

    Learn how this simple calculation can help you determine a stock's earnings potential.
  5. Breaking Down The Balance Sheet

    Knowing what the company's financial statements mean will help you to analyze your investments.
  6. What's the difference between the current account and the capital account?

    The current account considers goods and services currently being produced. The capital account is concerned with payments ...
  1. Who determines interest rates?

    In countries using a centralized banking model, interest rates are determined by the central bank. In the first step of interest ...
  2. Explaining The World Through Macroeconomic Analysis

    From unemployment and inflation to government policy, learn what macroeconomics measures and how it affects everyone.
  3. What is the Financial Services Sector?

    A diverse group of companies, beyond banks and credit unions, comprises the financial services sector.
  4. Who are Whole Foods' (WFM) main competitors?

    Whole Foods' main competitors are Sprouts Farmers Markets and Trader Joe's. However, the recent acquisition by Amazon my ...
  5. What caused the Stock Market Crash of 1929 that preceded the Great Depression?

    Find out what led to the stock market crash of 1929, which in turn led to the Great Depression. It sparked a nearly 90% loss ...
  6. Gross Domestic Product - GDP

    GDP is the monetary value of all the finished goods and services produced within a country's borders in a specific time period, ...
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    A class of ownership in a corporation that has a higher claim on its assets and earnings than common stock. Preferred shares ...
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    The current ratio is a liquidity ratio measuring a company's ability to pay short-term and long-term obligations, also known ...
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