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  1. UBS Maintains Sell Rating on Tesla (TSLA)

    March 31, 2016
    While having more Tesla's on the road may be a good thing for the environment, what it means for the company's fundamentals ...
  2. VTIAX: Vanguard International Index Portfolio Trends in 2016

    March 31, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the Vanguard Total International Stock Index Fund Admiral Shares, and analyze how it has evolved ...
  3. FBGRX: Fidelity Blue Chip Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    March 31, 2016
    Learn about the Fidelity Blue Chip Growth mutual fund, its portfolio makeup, and read a complete analysis of the fund's top ...
  4. Chipotle Wants to Sell You Burgers and Fries (CMG)

    March 31, 2016
    While it's encouraging the company is looking at every seed, including burgers for future growth, but losing focus can also ...
  5. Apple Upgraded On Bullish iPhone 7, 8 Prospects (AAPL)

    March 31, 2016
    Apple's new iPhones aren't here yet, but that hasn't stopped analysts from predicting how successful the new models will ...
  6. ETF Flows: Financials ETFs Shedding Assets (XLF, IYF)

    March 31, 2016
    Learn about the three exchange-traded funds that invest in financial sector stocks and experienced large year-to-date capital ...
  7. 3 Best High-Yielding Convertible Bond Mutual Funds (LACFX, FACVX)

    March 31, 2016
    Discover an often overlooked asset class and how your portfolio can benefit from it, and learn about three of the highest-yielding ...
  8. 5 U.S. Equity Mutual Funds for Steady Returns (TWEIX, FKUTX)

    March 31, 2016
    Discover five highly rated mutual funds that have long histories, are stable, and have market-beating returns. All of these ...
  9. AIVSX: American Funds I.C. of America Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    March 31, 2016
    Learn about the top-five holdings of The Investment Company of America, one of the nation's oldest equity mutual funds with ...
  10. FREEX: Franklin Real Estate Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    March 30, 2016
    Discover the top five holdings of the Franklin Real Estate Securities A Fund, and get an overview of each company's business ...
  11. The 6 Cheapest SPDRs ETFs to Date in 2016 (BNDS, SPY)

    March 30, 2016
    Learn about the SPDR ETF family's provider, State Street Global Advisors, and discover which of the SPDR ETFs carry the lowest ...
  12. FDGRX: Fidelity Growth Company Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    March 30, 2016
    Discover the top five holdings of the Fidelity Growth Company Fund, a consistent long-term performance mutual fund.
  13. 3 Expensive High-Yield ETFs Worth Your While (HYLS, HYS)

    March 30, 2016
    Discover which high-yield bond ETFs that come with high expense ratios might make good investments as part of a broader portfolio.
  14. 5 Unique ETFs Yielding 20% or More (SPY, AGG)

    March 30, 2016
    Discover five unique and high-yielding investments that you can use to boost the potential yield and total return of your ...
  15. How to Play the Coming AI Revolution(GOOGL,AAPL)

    March 30, 2016
    As the AI and robotics industry is expected to grow by leaps and bounds, these companies present some safe bets on the very ...
  16. Airships Are Back: LMT Inks $480M Zeppelin Deal (LMT)

    March 30, 2016
    The zeppelin may be poised for a comeback, as Lockheed Martin announced Wednesday that UK-based Straightline Aviation has ...
  17. 4 Best High-Yielding Inflation Protected (TIPS) Bond ETFs (LTPZ, ...

    March 30, 2016
    Learn how to protect a portion of your portfolio against the effects of inflation, and discover four different investments ...
  18. Lululemon Earnings Top Estimates, Shares Rise 10% (LULU)

    March 30, 2016
    Shares of Lululemon are up 9.7% to $67.20 Wednesday morning, marking a stark turnaround for the athletic wear company following ...
  19. Now Is The Time To Buy Metals (DBB, DPS)

    March 30, 2016
    Increased volatility and aggressive monetary policy decisions in Europe have active traders turning to metals and other hard ...
  20. FFFFX: Fidelity Freedom 2040 Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    March 30, 2016
    Discover a fund designed for individuals wishing to retire in or around the year 2040 and learn the details of the fund's ...
  21. Transocean, SeaDrill, Plunge on Falling Oil Prices (RIG, SDRL)

    March 30, 2016
    Both firms make money supplying drilling services for oil and gas wells. As oil prices fall, it spells an ominous sign for ...
  22. EWZ: Brazil ETF Rises as Rousseff Coalition Splits (EWZ)

    March 30, 2016
    Markets are relishing the prospect that Brazil will impeach President Dilma Rousseff, a result that seems even more likely ...
  23. Stocks With Turnaround Potential (SNY, ANTM)

    March 30, 2016
    These beaten down stocks are showing signs of a turnaround, and in some cases have already reversed to the upside.
  24. Apple May Force FBI to Detail iPhone Vulnerability (AAPL)

    March 30, 2016
    One case between the U.S. government and Apple Inc. involving an encrypted iPhone came to an abrupt end Monday, but another ...
  25. VGSIX: Vanguard REIT Index Fund Portfolio Trends in 2016

    March 30, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the Vanguard REIT Index Fund, and evaluate how the fund's makeup has evolved between March 2 ...
  26. Apple May Up Dividend to Match Microsoft, Cisco (AAPL, MSFT)

    March 30, 2016
    Apple's slow-growth status may compel CEO Tim Cook to get the company's yield inline with other Dow Jones tech bellwethers ...
  27. Ambarella Gets Upgrade Despite GoPro (AMBA, GPRO)

    March 30, 2016
    Based on Morgan Stanley's price target, AMBA stock, which has a consensus buy rating, is expected to deliver premiums of ...
  28. ETF Flows: Europe ETFs Shedding Assets (HEDJ, EZU)

    March 30, 2016
    Discover five exchange-traded funds that invest in stocks of European companies and experienced large year-to-date capital ...
  29. 3 Best High-Yielding TIPS Bond Mutual Funds (HARRX, IBRIX)

    March 30, 2016
    Learn how to protect a portion of your portfolio against the effects of inflation, and discover three different investments ...
  30. IEV iShares Europe ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 29, 2016
    Discover the top five holdings of the iShares Europe ETF, which come from Switzerland, the United Kingdom and France.
  31. 5 Best Free Online Tools for ETF Investors (VDF, XLE)

    March 29, 2016
    Make educated decisions by utilizing some of the numerous free online resources for investors and traders, brought on by ...
  32. FMAGX: Fidelity Magellan Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    March 29, 2016
    Learn which companies are among the top 5 holdings of the Fidelity® Magellan® Fund and get an overview of each company's ...
  33. The 5 Cheapest iShares ETFs to Date in 2016 (ITOT, IVV)

    March 29, 2016
    Learn about BlackRock's iShares family of exchange-traded funds and discover which of the company's ETFs carry the lowest ...
  34. DODBX: Dodge & Cox Balanced Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    March 29, 2016
    See the top five holdings in the top-performing Dodge & Cox Balanced Fund. This mutual fund was launched in 1931 and has ...
  35. What to Expect at Microsoft Build Conference 2016 (MSFT)

    March 29, 2016
    The Microsoft Build conference offers the firm the chance to court developers and showcase its latest technology advancements. ...
  36. Weird Diversification and Brand Extension Strategies

    March 29, 2016
    Pepsi phones, Coke wine: when should companies embark on diversification and brand extension strategies (from the mundane ...
  37. Buffett's Stake in Wells Fargo Hits Key Threshold (BRK-A, WFC)

    March 29, 2016
    Warren Buffett's stake in Wells Fargo & Co. has reached the 10% threshold requiring him to pass a Federal Reserve review ...
  38. 2 Real Estate ETFs Winning Assets (VNQ, RWR)

    March 29, 2016
    Discover two exchange-traded funds that invest in real estate operating companies and witnessed year-to-date capital inflows ...
  39. Will Qualcomm Lose Out on Apple's iPhone? (QCOM, AAPL)

    March 29, 2016
    Losing Apple's business would be a major blow to Qualcomm, which suffered massive revenue losses after its chip was left ...
  40. Apple Encryption Case: FBI Cracks Shooter's iPhone (AAPL)

    March 29, 2016
    The Department of Justice has brought an abrupt end to the encryption fight it had been waging with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) ...
  41. How to Access Hedge Fund Strategies via ETFs (QAI)

    March 29, 2016
    ETFs that track hedge funds haven’t been performing that well as a group, though they are still outperforming individual ...
  42. Are Icahn and Paulson enough to save AIG?

    March 29, 2016
    After a difficult quarter for AIG, John Paulson and Carl Icahn are taking action in an attempt to secure the corporation. ...
  43. Metals & Mining Fund Waking Up After Long Slumber

    March 29, 2016
    SPDR S&P Metals and Mining ETF's long downtrend may finally be coming to an end.
  44. The Most Shorted Stocks and ETF (PFE,SPY,CHK,S)

    March 29, 2016
    These stocks and ETF are heavily shorted and have been rallying at breakneck speed. Will it continue?
  45. VTIVX: Vanguard Retirement 2045 Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    March 29, 2016
    Discover a mutual fund designed for individuals wishing to retire on or around the year 2045, and learn the details of the ...
  46. The Semiconductor Industry is Consolidating Again (INTC)

    March 29, 2016
    Shrinking transistors are leading to a consolidating semiconductor industry.
  47. Tesla Stock Reverses Amid Executive Exodus (TSLA)

    March 29, 2016
    The revolving door at Tesla spun again last week after another key executive abruptly departed the electric car company.
  48. Johnson & Johnson Makes New 52-Week High (JNJ)

    March 29, 2016
    You would be hard pressed to find a large-cap healthcare stock with a combination of growth potential and value.
  49. Has Microsoft Become the Ultimate Value Stock? (MSFT)

    March 29, 2016
    Despite its shares surging more than 23% and 32% in the respective six months and twelve months, Microsoft remains an ultimate ...
  50. Facebook's Oculus Rift Becomes Reality (FB)

    March 29, 2016
    As the "F" in the so-called FANG stocks, Facebook, thanks to its wager on virtual currency, is poised to deliver even more ...
  51. Pfizer Short Interest Continues to Rise (PFE)

    March 29, 2016
    Dating back to March 2015 the only ones to have made money on PFE stock have been the short sellers. Do they know something ...
  52. Looking at Cisco's Future Value (CSCO)

    March 29, 2016
    Cisco wouldn't need 1990s-level status to return a hefty profit to any portfolio in the next 12 to 18 months. The question ...
  53. Here's Why Apple Won't Buy Pandora's Plunge (AAPL, P)

    March 29, 2016
    Pandora doesn't have a sound business that Apple wants. Nor does Pandora have any assets worth any premium to Apple that ...
  54. Yahoo Sets April 11 Deadline for Takeout Bids (YHOO)

    March 29, 2016
    It is now clear Yahoo management no longer believes it can operate as a standalone company.
  55. AMD Stock Decline Amid Profit Taking (AMD, INTC)

    March 29, 2016
    Just as quickly as AMD stock has risen, the shares can sell off in dramatic fashion.
  56. Why Amazon Stock Climbed 5.5% Last Week (AMZN)

    March 29, 2016
    Amazon's "grow at any cost" strategy was in play again last week.
  57. Baidu Looks to Make a Dent in Autonomous Cars (BIDU, GOOGL)

    March 29, 2016
    Not only is Baidu trending in the right direction, its stock price is getting cheaper each quarter, given that earnings growth ...
  58. VGPMX: Vanguard Metals and Mining Fund Portfolio Trends in 2 ...

    March 29, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the Vanguard Precious Metals and Mining Fund, and study how its makeup has evolved between March ...
  59. VWELX: Overview of Vanguard Wellington Fund

    March 29, 2016
    Learn about the Vanguard Wellington Fund Investor Shares, including its portfolio composition, performance and management.
  60. ETF Flows: Emerging Market Equity ETFs Shedding Assets (EEM, ...

    March 29, 2016
    Discover five exchange-traded funds that invest in emerging market equities and experienced large year-to-date capital outflows ...
  61. Consumer Discretionary ETFs Shedding Assets (AMZN, WMT)

    March 28, 2016
    Learn about five consumer discretionary exchange-traded funds that experienced the largest year-to-date capital outflows ...
  62. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Japan Equity Mutual Funds (BAFJX, DFJSX)

    March 28, 2016
    Discover three of the highest dividend-paying equity mutual funds that focus on the Japanese markets, and learn about some ...
  63. 3 U.S. Equity Vanguard Funds Reducing Fees in 2016 (VHDYX, VDEQX)

    March 28, 2016
    Discover three Vanguard mutual funds invested in U.S. equity securities that had their expense ratios lowered, effective ...
  64. 4 Dividend ETFs for Your Watch List (VIG,DVY,VYM)

    March 28, 2016
    These four dividend ETFs can help simplify your investing strategy.
  65. No, Yahoo is Not Really Worth $10B (YHOO)

    March 28, 2016
    Yahoo's for sale and they're asking $10 billion. But that's not what they're worth.
  66. Can Novartis Explain 79,236 "Sham" Events? (NVS)

    March 28, 2016
    Novartis AG has been accused by the U.S. government of engaging in a kickback scheme in which the Swiss drug maker wined ...
  67. Microsoft May Back Private Equity Bid for Yahoo (MSFT, YHOO)

    March 28, 2016
    Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) is meeting with private equity firms that are interested in making a bid for Yahoo Inc. (NASDAQ: ...
  68. Starwood Bid: Anbang Counters Marriott Offer Again (HOT, MAR)

    March 28, 2016
    After its initial offer for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. was trumped by a superior offer from China's Anbang ...
  69. SeaDrill Stock Plunges on New Drilling Contracts (SDRL)

    March 28, 2016
    SeaDrill's retreat last week suggests investors who had taken profits after the company had posted several weeks of gains ...
  70. Under Armour Dunked-On Twice By Nike (UA, NKE)

    March 28, 2016
    While Under Armour is growing quarterly revenue at four times the rate of Nike (28% vs. 6.6%), Nike remains arguably the ...
  71. J.C. Penney Declines 5.7% Amid Profit Taking (JCP)

    March 28, 2016
    J. C. Penney's fundamentals have improve, but the huge rise in the stock may not be sustainable, given that they weren't ...
  72. FuelCell Energy Declines Amid Profit Taking (FCEL)

    March 28, 2016
    FuelCell, while trending in the right direction, remains a risky investment and is operating purely on potential.
  73. FREEX: Overview of Franklin Real Estate Securities Fund

    March 28, 2016
    Learn about the Franklin Real Estate Securities Fund, a real estate sector fund that can provide excellent diversification ...
  74. Delta Air Lines Could Break Out Soon

    March 28, 2016
    Delta Air Lines Inc. should move substantially higher if Amex Airline Index clears long-term resistance at 90.
  75. Anbang Raises Stakes For Starwood Battle (HOT, MAR)

    March 28, 2016
    Markets are quiet this morning as Anbang makes a counterbid to Marriot's offer last week for Starwood
  76. $1.5 Billion Flows Into Emerging Market ETFs (MCHI, VWO)

    March 28, 2016
    Exchange-traded funds (ETFs​) that target emerging markets as a category and individual countries saw $1.45 billion of inflows ...
  77. 2 Energy Stocks Ready for New Short Sales (DO, HP)

    March 28, 2016
    Diamond Offshore Drilling and Helmerich & Payne look set to test downtrend lows.
  78. These Stocks Are Strong April Performers (WFT, SWN)

    March 28, 2016
    These four stocks have a very strong tendency to rise in April. Here are the stats.
  79. Man Group: Investment Manager Highlight (EMG.L)

    March 28, 2016
    Learn more about Man Group, a London-based investment manager, and the four investment divisions that handle its product ...
  80. Cliffs Natural Resources Plunges on Profit Taking (CLF)

    March 28, 2016
    Cliffs Natural Resources saw massive stock declines, thanks to investors opting to lock in profits amid the holiday-shortened ...
  81. BlackRock Suspends IAU ETF Issuance

    March 28, 2016
    Dig deeper into the March 4 suspension of new share issuances by BlackRock's iShares Gold Trust Fund, and why the investment ...
  82. AMECX: Overview of American Funds Income Fund of America

    March 28, 2016
    Learn about the American Funds Income Fund of America, a moderate-allocation fund that focuses on safe income strategies ...
  83. Arena Pharmaceuticals Extends Its Winning Streak (ARNA, CELG)

    March 28, 2016
    While Arena is riding a wave of optimism, the company must still execute on its own to get its shares out of penny stock ...
  84. Apple Goes Small on iPhone, But Its Stock Goes Big (AAPL)

    March 28, 2016
    To the extent the 4-inch iPhone SE can generate the level of demand investors are betting on, AAPL stock can also deliver ...
  85. Has Chipotle Stock Bottommed After E.Coli Scare? (CMG)

    March 28, 2016
    The focus is now on 2016 and beyond. More specifically, to what extent will Chipotle's near-term plans to regain customer ...
  86. Are Share Buybacks Propping Up the Market? (AAPL, MSFT)

    March 28, 2016
    Companies are repurchasing their own shares at a rate not seen in nearly a decade, prompting observers to fret that demand ...
  87. 5 Reasons to Pay Attention to UnitedHealth's Financials (UNH)

    March 28, 2016
    Find out why you should care about the financial statements for UnitedHealth Group, the nation's leading health carrier, ...
  88. Is Warren Buffett Down on His Kinder Morgan Bet? (KMI, BRK.A)

    March 28, 2016
    Assessing how Buffett's KMI trade might have so far performed has revealed why his acquisition might have been mistimed. ...
  89. Netflix Caps Video Streams on AT&T, Verizon Customers (NFLX, ...

    March 28, 2016
    Netflix wanted to “protect consumers from exceeding mobile data caps,” which it says may discourage future viewing.
  90. Google's Cloudy Strategy Gets Clearer (GOOGL)

    March 28, 2016
    Google, the No.4 player in cloud infrastructure services with 4% market share in 2015, last week announced plans to open ...
  91. Why UnitedHealth Took Longer to Enter the Public Exchange (UNH)

    March 28, 2016
    Discover why the country's largest insurer, UnitedHealth Group, was late to join the Obamacare public insurance exchanges, ...
  92. IAG vs. Air France-KLM: Why IAG is Flying High in Europe

    March 28, 2016
    Find out why shares of IAG outperformed Air France in 2014 and 2015. Explore the important operational metrics and financial ...
  93. How China Is Affecting BP's Bottom Line

    March 28, 2016
    Discover how and why China's economy is so important to BP plc's financial health and what a slowdown of the country's economy ...
  94. Should Tata Motors Focus on Retail Expansion or Quality? (TTM)

    March 28, 2016
    Find out why Tata Motors saw a decline in its cars' sales in recent years. Tata cars failed international safety standards, ...
  95. The Future of Video: Viacom, Time Warner, and Disney (NFLX, VIAB)

    March 27, 2016
    Learn how Viacom, Time Warner and Disney, three giants of the TV industry, are trying to keep up with the evolution of TV ...
  96. The 3 Fastest Growing Vanguard ETFs (VOO)

    March 27, 2016
    Discover three exchange-traded funds managed by the Vanguard Group that witnessed their assets under management grow most ...
  97. 3 Vanguard EAFE Funds That Reduced Fees in 2016 (VMMSX, VFWIX)

    March 27, 2016
    Read about three international equity mutual funds administered and advised by Vanguard whose expense ratios were lowered, ...
  98. The 3 Best ETFs to Bet On a U.S. Shale Industry Rebound (XES, ...

    March 27, 2016
    Learn three ETF strategies and corresponding ETFs to bet on a rebound for U.S. shale oil, including indirect plays, hedging ...
  99. How Intuit's Transition to the Cloud Has Driven Revenue Growth ...

    March 27, 2016
    Learn how Intuit is transitioning its users to the cloud, and how the company's revenue growth is being affected in the short ...
  100. Analyzing Cliffs Natural Resources’ Return on Equity (CLF)

    March 27, 2016
    Understand how declining sales, earnings and losses have affected Cliffs Natural Resources' ROE, and the lasting impact of ...
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