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  1. What does a 'Chief Economist' do?

    Vanguard's Chief Economist Joe Davis discusses his role helping portfolio managers and clients.
  2. Save the Date for These China ETFs (ASHR, KBA)

    China A-shares will get another moment in the spotlight in June.
  3. Another Europe ETF to Consider (DBEU)

    Here is another idea for investors seeking deals with Europe stocks and ETFs.
  4. Survey Says: Investors Like Smart Beta (JPUS)

    Smart beta ETFs are growing, and data indicate that the trend is durable.
  5. Transportation Securities Bullish (IYT, FDX)

    Nearby support from ascending trendlines and 200-day moving averages on these transportation assets suggests that now could ...
  6. Top 4 Leveraged S&P 500 ETFs (SSO, UPRO)

    Investors with high risk tolerance aiming to capitalize on a volatile space may like these funds.
  1. What does a 'Chief Economist' do?

    Vanguard's Chief Economist Joe Davis discusses his role helping portfolio managers and clients.
  2. Lowe's Gets Nailed In The Race Against Home Depot (LOW, HD)

    Poor expense controls hammered Lowe's profits as Home Depot shined
  3. Intuit's Shiny Quarter: What It Says About Tech (INTU, MSFT, FB)

    Tech Sweet SpotL The software company's earnings and revenue topped estimates
  4. Why GDP Can Grow at 3%: The Skeptics Are Wrong

    Hard data including booming earnings show the economy will pick up steam
  5. What is the difference between preference and ordinary shares?

    Preference shares, or preferred shares, have the advantage of a higher priority claim to the assets of a corporation in case ...
  6. What's the difference between "top-down" and "bottom-up" investing?

    Top-down investing looks at the economy and tries to forecast which industry will generate the best returns. A bottom-up ...
  1. Would You Take Financial Advice from a Robot?

    A combination of robo-advising and human advising can provide affordable, quality investing advice.
  2. 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.
  3. Robos & Financial Advisors: Cooperation Not Competition

    Instead of seeing robo-advisors as a threat, traditional financial advisors should embrace them.
  4. Wealthfront Review 2017: Fees and Investment Facts

    Wealthfront is one of the premier robo-advisors. Here's a breakdown on the brokerage's fees and features.
  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 (LQD, VCSH)

    If you’re looking for a hedge against a volatile stock market, these ETFs are worth a look.
  2. What the Bond Markets Tell Us About Reflation

    Global bond markets are flashing caution on the reflation trade. Yet we see the underlying reflationary dynamic as alive ...
  3. A Shagadelic Idea for Short-Term Bonds (SHAG)

    This new bond ETF is an alternative to traditional low-duration exposure.
  4. The Yield “Melt-Up” That Wasn’t

    Russ talks about why bond yields remain low this year, despite expectations of a rise.
  5. How Rising Interest Rates and Inflation Affect Bonds

    Understand bonds better with these four basic factors.
  6. Security

    A security is a fungible, negotiable financial instrument that represents some type of financial value, usually in the form ...
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  1. Personal Finance

    Personal finance: all financial decisions and activities of an individual or household, including budgeting, insurance, mortgage, ...
  2. Lowe's Gets Nailed In The Race Against Home Depot (LOW, HD)

    Poor expense controls hammered Lowe's profits as Home Depot shined
  3. Intuit's Shiny Quarter: What It Says About Tech (INTU, MSFT, FB)

    Tech Sweet SpotL The software company's earnings and revenue topped estimates
  4. Why GDP Can Grow at 3%: The Skeptics Are Wrong

    Hard data including booming earnings show the economy will pick up steam
  5. What is considered a healthy operating profit margin?

    Operating profit margin is one of the key profitability ratios that investors and analysts consider when evaluating a company. ...
  6. What's the difference between "top-down" and "bottom-up" investing?

    Top-down investing looks at the economy and tries to forecast which industry will generate the best returns. A bottom-up ...
  1. Sarepta's Most Famous Drugs and Medications (SRPT)

    Drugmaker Sarepta Therapeutics has developed two other medications with encouraging prospects.
  2. Influence: Kenneth Rogoff

    Harvard economist, chess champion and former IMF Chief Economist Kenneth Rogoff shares his greatest influence.
  3. Plunge Protection Team - PPT

    A colloquial name given to the Working Group on Financial Markets. The Plunge Protection Team was created to make financial ...
  4. What are the Differences Between Affiliate, Associate and Subsidiary Companies?

    The terms affiliate and associate are used synonymously to describe a company whose parent only possesses a minority stake ...
  5. What is the difference between upstream and downstream oil and gas operations?

    The closer to the end user a function or firm is, the further downstream it is said to be. Raw material extraction or production ...
  6. How a Chess Champion Became a Renowned Economist

    Harvard economist and former Chief Economist for the IMF, Kenneth Rogoff, shares his journey from high school chess champion ...
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