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  1. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Chesapeake Energy Stock

    December 18, 2015
    Learn the biggest risks to investing in Chesapeake Energy Corporation. Discover the company's financial ratios and other ...
  2. The Top 5 Large-Cap Natural Gas Stocks for 2016

    December 18, 2015
    Learn the top five large-cap natural gas companies with the potential to grow in 2016. Discover each company's growth opportunities ...
  3. ChartAdvisor for December 18 2015

    December 18, 2015
    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  4. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Utility Stocks for 2016

    December 18, 2015
    Discover the top five mid-cap utility stocks that are expected to grow in 2016. Read a brief description of each company ...
  5. The Top 4 ETFs to Track the Nikkei or Approximate Many of Its ...

    December 18, 2015
    Take a look at four Japanese-based ETFs for investors to consider that either track the Nikkei 225 index or approximate many ...
  6. Analyzing Starbucks' Return on Equity (SBUX)

    December 18, 2015
    Understand what factors affected increases in Starbucks Corporation's return on equity and how Starbucks compares to its ...
  7. The Most Important Moving Averages For Investors (AAPL, TLT)

    December 18, 2015
    Investors focus on fundamental criteria to choose portfolio candidates but adding moving averages to their analysis will ...
  8. 4 Reasons Why the Housing Recovery Will Be Short-lived (LOW, ...

    December 18, 2015
    Evidence would suggest that the same culprits from 2008 and some new ones are re-inflating a housing bubble.
  9. General Electric's 3 Key Financial Ratios

    December 18, 2015
    Understand the fundamental business reasons behind some of GE's lackluster financial ratios and know how to interpret the ...
  10. Priceline Group's 3 Key Financial Ratios

    December 18, 2015
    Understand how the online travel agent market has evolved and how Priceline's financial ratios prove that it has successfully ...
  11. Is Apple's New COO Jeff Williams Heir Apparent?

    December 18, 2015
    Jeff Williams was promoted to become Chief Operating Officer, a position occupied by Tim Cook before he became CEO, at Apple ...
  12. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Bank Stocks for 2016

    December 18, 2015
    Read about the top five mid-cap banking stocks, the impact of a Federal Reserve rate hike and where these stocks could be ...
  13. Will Apple Crack China's Mobile Payments Market? (AAPL, BABA)

    December 18, 2015
    Apple and Samsung announced their entry into China's mobile payments market yesterday. Will they succeed in a market dominated ...
  14. HP Inc. Faces Stiff Headwinds

    December 18, 2015
    the secular headwinds to both of HP Inc.'s businesses will hamper growth and cause the stock to trade in a range for the ...
  15. Star Wars The Force Awakens a Legacy of Star Destroyer-Sized ...

    December 17, 2015
    The next installment of the Star Wars saga, The Force Awakens, has just been released. Worldwide revenue is expected in the ...
  16. Is Now a Good Time for CVS to Hike Its Dividend?

    December 17, 2015
    This is certainly a December to remember for CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) shareholders. Capping off a month that saw the company ...
  17. Costco P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis

    December 17, 2015
    A quick calculation and analysis of Costco's P/E ratio.
  18. Coca-Cola Enterprises Sinks on Weak Guidance (CCE, KO)

    December 17, 2015
    Shares of Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE: CCE) fell over 4% on Dec. 17 after the bottler issued weak guidance for fiscal 2 ...
  19. Salesforce.com in $600 Million Acquisition Talks? (CRM, BOX)

    December 17, 2015
    Based on investor reaction, the strategic partnership announced on Dec. 16 between cloud service provider Salesforce.com (NYSE: ...
  20. Papa John's Switching to Antibiotic-Free Chicken (PZZA, CMG)

    December 17, 2015
    Papa John's International (NASDAQ: PZZA) may finally be taking that whole "better pizza, better ingredients" slogan seriously. ...
  21. Is It Time To Buy The Solar Sector? (TAN, FSLR)

    December 17, 2015
    The solar industry has grown rapidly in the last decade but faces major roadblocks in 2016.
  22. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Gold Stocks for 2016

    December 17, 2015
    Discover the top five mid-cap gold stocks for 2016, with a summary of each company and the outlook for both gold and the ...
  23. Is Russia’s Economy Really Healing? (RBL)

    December 17, 2015
    Is Russia’s Economy Really Healing?
  24. 2 Stocks Below Net Currrent Asset Value (GEOS, TWMC)

    December 17, 2015
    Investing in net current asset bargains is not easy but it can be very profitable
  25. Tracking Money Flow In The DJ Industrial Average (AAPL, MSFT)

    December 17, 2015
    Tracking Dow money flow allows market players to identify the index components most likely to produce reliable profits.
  26. The Top 5 Mid Cap Retail Stocks for 2016

    December 17, 2015
    Discover the top five mid-cap retail stocks for 2016, with a summary, growth outlook and potential price target for each ...
  27. Does Heavy Online Traffic Mean Good Stock Returns? (GOOGL, FB)

    December 17, 2015
    A look at companies with strong online performance and whether or not it equates to stock appreciation.
  28. Will the Euro Continue to Rally? (EUO)

    December 17, 2015
    The euro is rallying. Should investors chase this performance or is the real opportunity on the other side of the trade? ...
  29. How to Attend Berkshire Hathaway's Annual Meeting (BRK.A, BRK.B)

    December 17, 2015
    An overview of what is required to go to the Berkshire Hathaway Annual General Meeting.
  30. The Top 5 REITS for 2016

    December 17, 2015
    Read about REITs investors may want to consider for 2016. Understand why investors may want to consider the impact of rising ...
  31. Walmart Will Never Be Costco

    December 17, 2015
    Walmart is in the process of reinventing itself. It seems to be trying to copy Costco, a move that will surely fail.
  32. The Top 5 Materials ETFs for 2016

    December 17, 2015
    Read about five of the best materials exchange-traded funds available for 2016, and learn how you can get the exposure you ...
  33. The Future of Retail Is Not Big Box Stores

    December 17, 2015
    The future of shopping involves a lot more Internet and a lot less window shopping at the mall.
  34. How Amazon's Restaurant Delivery Service Makes Money (AMZN)

    December 17, 2015
    Amazon's delivery service acts as a loss leader to corner the market now before providing high margin revenue in the future.
  35. The Top 3 Large Cap Growth ETFs for 2016

    December 17, 2015
    Obtain information on some of the most popular and best performing large-cap growth equities ETFs for investors to consider ...
  36. Martin Shkreli Arrested on Securities Fraud (KBIO)

    December 17, 2015
    This morning, federal agents arrested Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli on charges of securities fraud.
  37. General Electric Shares Hit 7 Year High

    December 17, 2015
    On Wednesday, shares of General Electric Co. closed at $30.98, its highest level in 7 years, after it announced bullish earnings ...
  38. AstraZeneca Makes a $575 Million Acquisition (AZN, PFE)

    December 16, 2015
    Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) is shoring up its presence in a key segment. On Wednesday, the company announced ...
  39. Kohl's Launches a Christmas Shopping Marathon (KSS, WMT)

    December 16, 2015
    Is it a sign of desperation, or has Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) sensed a real opportunity? Like many retailers grasping for every ...
  40. Clovis Oncology: The Revenant? (CLVS)

    December 16, 2015
    Cinéastes everywhere are no doubt wondering whether Leonardo DiCaprio’s next film, The Revenant, a December 25th release ...
  41. Target Sells Its Pharmacy Business to CVS Health

    December 16, 2015
    Target (NYSE: TGT) has just completed the $1.9 billion sale of its pharmacy and clinic businesses to CVS Health (NYSE: CVS). ...
  42. Unlike Bezos, Alibaba’s Jack Ma Uses His Company’s Balance Sheet ...

    December 16, 2015
    In August 2013, Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos bought the money-losing Washington Post newspaper business (FY12 operating loss ...
  43. LinkedIn Boosts Its User Data Capabilities, Again (LNKD)

    December 16, 2015
    Like other social media businesses, LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) amasses and analyzes reams of user data from its nearly 400 million ...
  44. Green Mountain Pod People Get Swallowed Up (GMCR)

    December 16, 2015
    In a stock market version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, the Keurig Green Mountain pod people, a long-time punching bag ...
  45. Here's How The Rate Hike Will Affect Oil And Inflation

    December 16, 2015
    How much are stocks worth without being propped up (as much) by the US Federal Reserve? Investors prepared to find out Wednesday ...
  46. EWH: iShares MSCI Hong Kong ETF

    December 16, 2015
    Learn about the iShares MSCI Hong Kong fund, which invests in various equities of companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock ...
  47. AOR: iShares Core Growth Allocation ETF

    December 16, 2015
    Find out about the iShares Core Growth Allocation Fund, and learn detailed information about its characteristics, suitability ...
  48. EZA: iShares MSCI South Africa ETF

    December 16, 2015
    Learn more about the iShares MSCI South Africa fund, which is an NYSE-listed exchange-traded fund offered and managed by ...
  49. PHDG: PowerShares S&P 500 Downside Hedged ETF

    December 16, 2015
    Find out about the PowerShares S&P 500 Downside Hedged ETF, and learn detailed information about characteristics, suitability ...
  50. The Top 3 ETFs to Track the DAX for 2016

    December 16, 2015
    Learn about the top exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for investors who are seeking exposure to the DAX Index and the MSCI Germany ...
  51. The Top 5 Small-Cap Growth ETFs for 2016

    December 16, 2015
    Learn about the top five exchange-traded funds that invest in small market-cap stocks traded on the U.S. exchange with a ...
  52. Jack Bogle Likes Bonds And You Should Too

    December 16, 2015
    Heightened interest in bond ETFs have investors seeking quality choices for their portfolios. We'll take a look at the charts ...
  53. Who Wants to be a 401(k) Millionaire? (TROW)

    December 16, 2015
    Want to be a 401(k) millionaire? Here are some tips to get you on the right path.
  54. Fed Day Finally Arrives: First Rate Hike Since 2006?

    December 16, 2015
    Is today the day? The first U.S. interest rate hike in nearly a decade? We’ve been talking about this Federal Reserve meeting ...
  55. Rite Aid P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis (RAD, CVS)

    December 16, 2015
    A quick analysis for the P/E ratio of Rite Aid Corp.
  56. The Top 5 Large-Cap Hardware Stocks for 2016

    December 16, 2015
    Learn the top five large-cap hardware stocks that are expected to grow in 2016, with a summary and expected growth opportunities ...
  57. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Bank of America Stock

    December 16, 2015
    Learn the largest risks to owning Bank of America stock. Discover its outlook through fundamental analysis and external risks ...
  58. Value Momentum Based on Book Value

    December 16, 2015
    Combining value and momentum can lead to favorable results.
  59. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Southwest Stock

    December 16, 2015
    Learn the biggest risks to investing in Southwest Airlines. Discover fundamental, industry-wide and other various internal ...
  60. Is Amazon Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA?

    December 16, 2015
    Learn more about traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs, and discover three specific reasons why Amazon is suitable for a traditional ...
  61. Western Digital Hard Disk Future Looks Shaky (WDC, SNDK)

    December 16, 2015
    The industry backdrop for hard disk drives remains challenged as some end markets are in secular decline, and flash continues ...
  62. Why Did Starbucks Partner with Lyft?

    December 16, 2015
    Learn more about the pending partnership between coffee giant Starbucks and three-year-old transportation company Lyft, and ...
  63. The Top 3 Intermediate Bond ETFs for 2016

    December 16, 2015
    Learn more about intermediate-term bond ETFs, why they are popular as 401(k) portfolio investments and three of these funds ...
  64. Capitalizing on Mobile Advertising: Twitter Vs. Facebook Vs. ...

    December 16, 2015
    Learn how Twitter, Facebook and Google are faring in the race to dominate mobile advertising, and discover the differing ...
  65. NetApp Transition Faces Headwinds (NTAP)

    December 16, 2015
    NetApp Inc. is in the middle of a major transition, and near-term results are likely to remain volatile. I am most concerned ...
  66. The 3 Best Buy-and-Hold Canadian Stocks

    December 16, 2015
    Learn how the market is misreading Canadian stocks and how long-term buy-and-hold investors can stand to benefit from the ...
  67. Adjusting Holding Periods To Market Cycles (AAPL, GLD)

    December 16, 2015
    Holding periods should be established after analysis of market cycles, to determine the most advantageous timing for entries ...
  68. Stock Breakouts From Tight Consolidations

    December 16, 2015
    These stocks are trading in tight consolidations and poised for a breakout. Keep an eye on these ones.
  69. The Biggest Risks of Investing in United Continental Stock

    December 16, 2015
    Learn about United Continental Holding's recovery efforts, challenges facing the company and where the airline could be heading ...
  70. 3 Oil Companies Losing Money with Current Oil Prices

    December 16, 2015
    Learn about three oil companies that are losing money with low oil prices. See how companies in the sector with high debt ...
  71. Will Lifting The U.S. Export Ban Affect Oil Prices?

    December 16, 2015
    The United States is expected to repeal an oil export ban next Thursday. Will it make a difference to international oil prices? ...
  72. Netflix Taking Steps to Reduce Data Consumption (NFLX)

    December 16, 2015
    If the Internet were a mall, Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) would be its anchor store -- the one that takes up a big piece of real ...
  73. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Entertainment Stocks for 2016

    December 16, 2015
    Learn about the top five mid-cap entertainment stocks for 2016, why you should invest in them and where they could be heading ...
  74. The Force Propels Record Star Wars Ticket Sales

    December 16, 2015
    The Star Wars franchise has already racked up $100 million in advance ticket sales for North America.
  75. 5 Stocks You Should Buy for 2016

    December 16, 2015
    The stock market might bring some challenges in 2016. Here are five stocks with potential to buck the trend.
  76. 3 Best Defensive Stocks for 2016

    December 16, 2015
    Learn about the three best defensive stocks for 2016, including some big names in the casino and resort development, tobacco ...
  77. EU Privacy Laws May Pinch Big Tech's Profits

    December 16, 2015
    Will the EU's new privacy laws cut into the data harvesting that has been Big Tech's bread and butter for a decade?
  78. Apple Cuts the Cord on Live TV Plans (AAPL)

    December 16, 2015
    Apple wants a live-TV service, but the media companies aren't content to get paid less for content.
  79. GDXJ: Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF

    December 15, 2015
    Obtain detailed information and analysis of the Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF, and learn about the opportunities ...
  80. IDV: iShares International Select Dividend ETF

    December 15, 2015
    Learn how the iShares International Select Dividend ETF provides investors an opportunity to gain exposure to high-quality ...
  81. VXF: Vanguard Extended Market ETF

    December 15, 2015
    Learn how the Vanguard Extended Market ETF provides investors with exposure to the larger stock universe, except for companies ...
  82. DSI: iShares MSCI KLD 400 Social ETF

    December 15, 2015
    Find out about the iShares MSCI KLD 400 Social exchange-traded fund, and learn detailed information about its characteristics, ...
  83. EMB: iShares JPMorgan USD Emerg Markets Bond ETF

    December 15, 2015
    Learn about the iShares JPMorgan USD Emerging Markets Bond fund, which invests in bonds of sovereign and quasi-sovereign ...
  84. KRE: SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF

    December 15, 2015
    Learn about the SPDR S&P Regional Banking Fund, an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that invests in equities of regional banks ...
  85. UBIO: ProShares UltraPro Nasdaq Biotech ETF

    December 15, 2015
    Obtain information about an ETF offerings that provides leveraged exposure to the biotechnology industry, the ProShares UltraPro ...
  86. VNQI: Vanguard Global ex-US Real Estate ETF

    December 15, 2015
    Take an in-depth look at the Vanguard Global ex-U.S. Real Estate ETF, an international property fund tilted toward Asian ...
  87. SCHB: Schwab US Broad Market ETF

    December 15, 2015
    Take an in-depth look at the Schwab U.S. Broad Market ETF, an incredibly low-cost fund based on a wide selection of the U.S. ...
  88. IWD: iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF

    December 15, 2015
    Learn about the iShares Russell 1000 Value exchange-traded fund (ETF), which invests in value stocks that are included in ...
  89. JKL: iShares Morningstar Small-Cap Value ETF

    December 15, 2015
    Find out about the Shares Morningstar Small-Cap Value ETF, and learn detailed information about this exchange-traded fund ...
  90. A Look at the Pros and Cons of Muni Bonds

    December 15, 2015
    Considering muni bonds? Here's a look at their pros and cons.
  91. What's Behind Boeing's 20% Dividend Raise? (BA, LMT)

    December 15, 2015
    Boeing (NYSE: BA) investors are getting a nice lift in altitude with the company's latest dividend declaration. This week, ...
  92. Paying for Rio Tinto's Massive Oyu Tolgoi Project

    December 15, 2015
    Rocked by the collapse in iron ore prices, Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO) is reducing its reliance on the commodity by increasing ...
  93. Qualcomm Decides Against Splitting the Company (QCOM, INTC)

    December 15, 2015
    Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) has rejected calls from activist investor Jana Partners for the company to split ...
  94. AMC Theatres Picks Starwood Boss as New CEO

    December 15, 2015
    With Starwood Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: HOT) in the midst of being acquired by Marriott, its CEO has moved on to greener ...
  95. How a Short Seller's Account Went to Negative $106K (KBIO, ETFC)

    December 15, 2015
    A disastrous short trade, made famous through a crowdfunding page, brings home the reality that you can lose more than your ...
  96. Will Star Wars Be Killed By Its Own Hype? (DIS, HAS)

    December 15, 2015
    As Dec. 18 draws near, the expectations around Star Wars are ballooning. Will the movie franchise be able to live up to expectations? ...
  97. How Southwest Airlines Stacks Up Vs. Its Peers (LUV, DAL)

    December 15, 2015
    Here's a look at Southwest Airlines' P/E ratio and other metrics to see if the stock is a good pick in the airline industry.
  98. Altria's P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis (MO, RAI)

    December 15, 2015
    Here's a look at Altria's price-to-earnings ratio and other metrics, and how the stock compares with rival Reynolds American.
  99. IEI: iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF

    December 15, 2015
    Take a closer look at the iShares 3-7 Year Treasury Bond ETF, which is a BlackRock issue focused on intermediate maturity ...
  100. 7 Low-Fee Fidelity Mutual Funds

    December 15, 2015
    Learn about Fidelity's broad array of mutual fund choices, and discover which ones carry a strong performance record coupled ...
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