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  1. Simon Property Group Making Long-Term Moves (SPG)

    Despite analyst downgrades, Simon Property Group is attempting to break its negative trend by making two acquisitions.
  2. How Advisors Can Factor in Smart Beta for Clients

    Smart beta ETFs based on factors can be a tool for advisors and individual investors to diversify.
  3. Active Bond Funds Beat Market More Than Equity

    The S&P SPIVA Scorecard shows that some actively-managed bond funds are outpacing equity funds in terms of performance.
  4. Managed Payout Funds vs. Annuities: How Do They Compare?

    Despite the advantages that they offer over annuities, managed payout funds have been slow to catch on with investors.
  5. Oil ETFs Rally on OPEC Deal Speculation (GUSH)

    A possible deal among OPEC producers has oil prices rallying on Wednesday. The deal has bullish, leveraged ETFs rallying ...
  6. Get Major Biotechs With BBH ETF (BBH)

    The BBH ETF provides exposure to major biotech firms globally. We take a look at its annual returns.
  1. Corporate Stock Buybacks: Why They're Losing Steam (AAPL, GE, MCD, MSFT)

    Falling share buybacks may reflect CEOs' weakening confidence about corporate profits and the strength of the economy
  2. Why JPMorgan's Boss Wants to Save Italy's Big Banks (JPM)

    The question is how much Dimon can deepen JPMorgan's ties with Italy's troubled banks without risking large losses
  3. The Importance of Making an Annual Financial Plan

    Making an annual financial plan is a smart way to ensure staying on track with your retirement, savings and investing goals ...
  4. Mercedes Benz Takes On Tesla (TSLA, DAI.DE)

    At the Paris Motor Show, Daimler's Mercedes-Benz unit unveiled an electric car prototype to compete with Tesla's Model X. ...
  5. Apple Watch Taps Corporate Markets For Growth (AAPL, FIT)

    Apple is finding huge growth opportunities by marketing the Apple Watch to America's biggest companies
  6. How Advisors Can Factor in Smart Beta for Clients

    Smart beta ETFs based on factors can be a tool for advisors and individual investors to diversify.
  1. How Robos, Tech, the Fiduciary Rule and Millenials Intersect

    Investopedia hosted a panel of financial advisors to discuss technology, robo-advisors, the Fiduciary Rule, millennials and ...
  2. Fiduciary Rule Will Improve 401(k) Transparency

    Employer-sponsored 401(k) plans have come under scrutiny, as it turns out many employee participants don't know how their ...
  3. BlackRock: Robo-Advisors Need More Scrutiny

    Blackrock has urged regulators to take a closer look at their new competition, robo-advisors.
  4. SEC-Registered Advisors See Jump in Clients

    SEC-registered investment advisors are seeing a record number of clients thanks in part to automated investment advice, a ...
  5. Why Advisors Will Be Key in a Low-Return World

    The human factor in an advisory relationship should be strong enough to override market and portfolio performance, giving ...
  6. How Human Advisors Are Dealing with Robo-Advisors

    Our recent advisor survey provides insight into how human advisors are reacting to financial technology's steady march into ...
  1. Active Bond Funds Beat Market More Than Equity

    The S&P SPIVA Scorecard shows that some actively-managed bond funds are outpacing equity funds in terms of performance.
  2. ETFs That Will Benefit from New Money Market Rules

    The new level of instability in money market funds may represent an opportunity for certain ETFs that seek to provide investors ...
  3. Chart of the Week: Time to Rethink the Role of Treasuries

    This week's chart explains why it's time to rethink the role of U.S. Treasuries in portfolios, and specifically to be cautious ...
  4. Freeport's Bondholders Oppose Asset Sale (FCX, APC)

    Bondholders may vote against the company's $2 billion sale of deepwater Gulf of Mexico assets to Anadarko Petroleum, Bloomberg ...
  5. Sanctioned Russia Issues Second Eurobond (RSX, EEM)

    The deal is important because it raises funds for spending commitments and demonstrates access to capital despite U.S. and ...
  6. The Hidden Portfolio Risk in Higher Rates

    We discuss the implications of a higher rate regime for your portfolio. The answer may surprise you.
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  1. Corporate Stock Buybacks: Why They're Losing Steam (AAPL, GE, MCD, MSFT)

    Falling share buybacks may reflect CEOs' weakening confidence about corporate profits and the strength of the economy
  2. Why JPMorgan's Boss Wants to Save Italy's Big Banks (JPM)

    The question is how much Dimon can deepen JPMorgan's ties with Italy's troubled banks without risking large losses
  3. Mercedes Benz Takes On Tesla (TSLA, DAI.DE)

    At the Paris Motor Show, Daimler's Mercedes-Benz unit unveiled an electric car prototype to compete with Tesla's Model X. ...
  4. Apple Watch Taps Corporate Markets For Growth (AAPL, FIT)

    Apple is finding huge growth opportunities by marketing the Apple Watch to America's biggest companies
  5. How Valeant’s Scandal Has Impacted Its Stock Price (VRX)

    Since its peak price on August 5, 2015, Valeant’s shares have lost 86% of their value.
  6. Ariad Hits 52-Week High on Japan Approval (ARIA)

    Along with commercial opportunities, Ariad also will benefit from payments from its partner
  1. Market Access

    Market access refers to the ability of a company or country to sell goods and services across borders.
  2. Clawback

    A clawback is an action whereby an employer or benefactor takes back money that has already been disbursed, sometimes with ...
  3. Target Prices: The Key To Sound Investing

    Learn how to evaluate the legitimacy of target prices and why investors should trust these over ratings.
  4. Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a proposed free trade agreement linking the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim economies. ...
  5. Purchasing Power

    The value of a currency expressed in terms of the amount of goods or services that one unit of money can buy.
  6. Brexit

    Brexit, an abbreviation of "British exit" that mirrors the term Grexit, refers to the possibility of Britain's withdrawal ...
Hot Definitions
  1. Applicable Federal Rate - AFR

    Rates published monthly by the IRS for federal income tax purposes. These rates are used to calculate assigned interest charges. ...
  2. Foreign Exchange Reserves

    Foreign exchange reserves are reserve assets held by a central bank in foreign currencies, used to back liabilities on their ...
  3. North American Free Trade Agreement - NAFTA

    A regulation implemented on Jan. 1, 1994, that decreased and eventually eliminated tariffs to encourage economic activity ...
  4. Trickle-Down Theory

    An economic idea which states that decreasing marginal and capital gains tax rates - especially for corporations, investors ...
  5. Derivative

    A security with a price that is dependent upon or derived from one or more underlying assets.
  6. Fiduciary

    A fiduciary is a person who acts on behalf of another person, or persons to manage assets.
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