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  1. Top 4 Alternative Energy Stocks for 2017

    Some alternative energy stocks are making positive moves and could have a prosperous 2017.
  2. Top 4 Pharmaceutical Stocks for 2017

    Some smaller, more tightly-focused pharmaceutical stocks are outperforming the giants.
  3. Top 4 Natural Gas Stocks of 2017

    These four companies that develop natural gas may be looking at a stellar 2017.
  4. Wisdom of Crowds

    Wisdom of Crowds is the idea that large groups of people are collectively smarter than even individual experts when it comes ...
  5. Sector Rotation: the Essentials

    We look at how the market signals impending economic cycles and sector performance during each stage.
  6. Inflation Comes Skulking Back

    Russ discusses the signs that inflation is rising faster than many expect, and what that means for your portfolio.
  7. What Investors Get Wrong About Dividends

    Are you guilty of buying into the dividend fallacy? A groundbreaking new study shows just how wrong some investors are about ...
  8. Hedge Fund Fortunes Change, High-Rolling Culture Doesn't

    The lavish lifestyles of hedge fund employees have persisted, even as returns have dwindled.
  9. Trump's Protectionism Could Benefit Emerging Markets: Fund Manager

    Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers believes that Trump's protectionism will inspire emerging markets to create domestic demand.
  10. Top 5 Small-Cap Oil Stocks for 2017

    Small-cap energy stocks may the most lucrative in the oil patch.
  11. The On-Demand Generation Will Forever Change Media (NFLX, AMZN)

    The On-Demand Generation is radically altering the media landscape in the United States and around the world.
  12. The Outlook for ETF Investors in 2017

    Here's why the popularity of ETFs shows no sign of slowing down in 2017.
  13. Investment Strategies for Your Retirement Accounts

    A retirement portfolio should focus on absolute return strategies to minimize risk.
  14. How Defined-Benefit Pension Plans Can Be Saved

    Defined-benefit plans are disappearing as the primary retirement vehicle for many workers.
  15. Didi Chuxing

    The ride-hailing company beat Uber and dominates the China market. Now it's eying the world
  16. 5 Questions to Ask your Advisor About ETFs

    More and more investors are looking at ETFs and wondering if they should incorporate them in their portfolios. Talking to ...
  17. Is a Robo-Advisor Right for Your Investments?

    When it comes to managing your investments, how much of a role should a robo-advisor play?
  18. Every Investor Should Know This Boring Financial Term

    Think of standard deviation as a thermometer for risk, or better yet, anxiety.
  19. Active vs. Passive ETF Investing

    Active or passive ETF investing? Find out which one is for you.
  20. Top Defensive Consumer Stocks for 2017

    These 4 defensive consumer stocks can add stability to your portfolio.
  21. Top 4 Coal-Mining Stocks for 2017

    Coal stocks have been quietly making money and may continue to do so in 2017.
  22. Riskalyze

    Riskalyze provides advisors with a way to assess clients' risk tolerance and craft portfolios accordingly.
  23. You Can Now Use Bitcoin to Buy Stuff on Amazon, via Purse.io App (AMZN)

    This changes everything for Bitcoin and for (literally) billions of Amazon users.
  24. What to Expect from Markets Under a New President

    The U.S. market started low and ended high in 2016, but what happens next remains to be seen.
  25. Why Bonds Aren't Enough for Your Retirement Income

    You can easily tap into growth mutual funds or ETFs to create monthly income in retirement.
  26. 7 Ways to Recession-Proof Your Life

    Find out what you can do to prepare and cope in tough economic times.
  27. Why Reflation Has Room to Run

    The recent jump in global bond yields represents a reflationary reawakening just a year after deflation and recession fears ...
  28. Spotify

    Spotify's music streaming service has upended the industry and is now a rival to Apple
  29. The Truth About Stock Market Highs and Lows

    Although it appears to follow certain patterns at times, remember the market is unpredictable.
  30. Stocks, ETFs to Watch During Donald Trump's Presidency

    These stocks and ETFs could be good bets if Donald Trump ascends to the Oval Office.
  31. The 5 Best Energy Stocks for 2017

    These energy stocks either remained profitable while oil plunged, or they acquired important assets.
  32. The Faces Behind the ETF Growth Phenomenon

    Building a portfolio can be a daunting task, especially at an economic and political turning point like now. Here are three ...
  33. Start Investing With Only $1,000

    You can get started as an investor with as little as $1000. Here's how.
  34. 10 Simple Steps To Financial Security Before 30

    Find out how to reach your long-term goals without becoming a tightwad.
  35. Billionaire Bill Ackman Fined in Pay to Play Charge (PSH.AS)

    Ackman's Pershing Square paid to settle civil charges relating to campaign contribution rules.
  36. A Look Beyond the Stock Market Reactions to Trump

    With averages near historic highs, a future bear market could be good news for some investors.
  37. What to Do With Sentimental Stocks in Your Portfolio

    Holding on to single stocks that have sentimental value may cost you in the long run.
  38. Pick Stocks Like Peter Lynch

    Learn the basic tenets that helped this famous investor earn his fortune.
  39. What is the difference between the rule of 70 and the rule of 72?

    Find out more about the rule of 70 and the rule of 72, what the two rules measure and the main difference between them.
  40. Dropbox Inc.

    Dropbox's cloud service has transformed how users store data, with 1.2 billion files saved daily
  41. Top 5 Copper Stocks for 2017 (SCCO, FCX, RIO)

    Rising copper prices may increase the value of copper stocks, but watch for stability and safety.
  42. Top 4 Medicinal Marijuana Stocks for 2017

    The medicinal marijuana industry could be ready to soar, and these 4 stocks are top picks.
  43. Portfolio Manager Doug Noland on Spotting a Bubble

    Here, Doug outlines his framework for identifying inflationary biases to pinpoint bubbles, and where the cracks will appear ...
  44. The Complete Guide to Financing an Investment Property

    If you're considering adding an investment property to your portfolio, you need to know what your options are for financing ...
  45. Should I Invest in Stocks During My Retirement?

    Your financial situation and personal risk tolerance will dictate the amount of stock you want in your retirement portfolio. ...
  46. Why Corporate Earnings Will Rattle the Market

    Corporate earnings must be nearly perfect to avoid rattling stocks, which are near their highest valuations in 14 years
  47. Michael Green on Volatility

    As a former manager at Canyon Partners and Bain Capital, Michael Green‘s approach to valuation and the macro world is rooted ...
  48. Cut Your Investment Fees to Be a Wall Street Deadbeat

    There are now many ways to proactively minimize fees associated with our investment portfolios.
  49. The 3 Most Timeless Investment Principles

    Benjamin Graham pioneered cutting edge concepts that propelled other top investors to fame.
  50. Why Older Investors Like Human and Digital Advice

    Older investors are increasingly combining financial guidance from online resources with advisors.
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