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  1. Salesforce.com Tops Second Quarter Estimates

    August 26, 2015
    Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) recently reported second quarter earnings that topped analyst estimates on the top and bottom ...
  2. Oceaneering International Shuffles Its "C" Level

    August 26, 2015
    Big changes were afoot on the executive deck at Oceaneering International (NYSE: OII) last week. The biggest name in underwater ...
  3. The Safest Stocks You Can Invest in Right Now

    August 26, 2015
    These stocks are likely to hold up better than others in a bear market, but there's a twist.
  4. Are Hedge Fund ETFs Suitable for Your Portfolio?

    August 26, 2015
    Are hedge fund ETFs right for you? Here's what investors need to consider.
  5. What to Cut From Your Portfolio Right Now

    August 26, 2015
    Owning stocks may shortly become too scary for your portfolio. Here's why, and here are some alternatives.
  6. Traders Step Back to Assess Commodities Damage

    August 25, 2015
    Traders are turning to these exchange-traded notes and exchange-traded funds to analyze key commodities and determine what ...
  7. Rise of Netflix Making Nielsen Ratings Obsolete

    August 25, 2015
    Netflix is a major disrupter of traditional television programming production and distribution. The once all-powerful Nielsen ...
  8. Ralph Lauren Introduces Wearable Tech Shirt

    August 25, 2015
    Now this is how to be fashionable and tech-forward at the same time. Ralph Lauren (NYSE: RL), famous for its long-established ...
  9. Raptor Pharmaceutical Makes an Acquisition

    August 25, 2015
    In a bid to widen its portfolio of rare disease treatments, Raptor Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ: RPTP) has opened its wallet. ...
  10. Zillow Splits Its Stock -- What Now for Investors?

    August 25, 2015
    Shares of Zillow Group (NASDAQ: Z) (NASDAQ: ZG) split last week, fulfilling the promise the real estate portal made in July ...
  11. Starbucks Finds a New Partner in Puerto Rico

    August 25, 2015
    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) has been successful in rapidly expanding into new markets by allowing experienced local operators ...
  12. A Day In The Life of A Professional Forex Trader

    August 25, 2015
    The professional forex trader lives an affluent lifestyle but pays the price with many hours of research and market watching.
  13. Why Google Chromebooks Are a Hit in Schools

    August 25, 2015
    Google Chromebooks have been on a roll in the education technology market. What are the reasons for this success?
  14. Benefits of Regional Bank ETFs over Commercial Banks

    August 25, 2015
    The SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF offers a stable local alternative to broad-based multinational commercial banking sector ...
  15. Can an Android Phone Save BlackBerry's Business?

    August 25, 2015
    BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) CEO John Chen has done an admirable job making his company no longer dependent on its handset ...
  16. Target and Visa to Settle Over Data Breach

    August 25, 2015
    The impact from Target's (NYSE: TGT) massive data breach two years ago continues to be felt as the retailer is said to have ...
  17. Abercrombie Poaching Competition to Shake Up Sales

    August 25, 2015
    Suffering from sagging sales as fast fashion rivals lure away customers, teen retailer Abercombie & Fitch (NYSE: ANF) ...
  18. Investors Overreact to Boeing's Bad News

    August 25, 2015
    Last week, news reports emerged confirming that air safety officials in Britain are blaming a Honeywell (NYSE:HON) built ...
  19. U.S. Rivers Fouled With Bee, Bird Killing Neonics

    August 25, 2015
    The U.S. Geological Survey says chemicals made by industry giants like Bayer (NASDAQOTH: BAYRY) and Syngenta (NYSE: SYT) ...
  20. Index or Target Dates in 401(k)s: Which is Better?

    August 25, 2015
    A common question is whether or not plan participants should choose index or target date funds in a 401(k). The answer depends ...
  21. Morgan Stanley's Profitablity: Bank on It (MS)

    August 25, 2015
    The economy offers few certainties, but Morgan Stanley's profitability might be one of them.
  22. Is Etsy Going to Sellout to Make a Profit?

    August 25, 2015
    Is Etsy going to sellout to make a profit?
  23. Steve Ells Biography

    August 25, 2015
    Steve Ells is a bit of an anomaly in the fast food world. By refusing to bow to the rules of fast food, Ells has created ...
  24. Jack Ma Biography

    August 25, 2015
    Jack Ma is not tech savvy and is far from a traditional tech genius like his predecessors who founded and grew ecommerce ...
  25. Hewlett-Packard Company Prepares to Split

    August 25, 2015
    Analysts weigh in on HP post-earnings as the technology company prepares to split
  26. Is Alphabet the Next Berkshire Hathaway?

    August 25, 2015
    Google has made headlines for self-driving cars and biotech products, but the most profitable part of the business remains ...
  27. Why Alphabet Will Boost Google Stock Prices

    August 24, 2015
    Why is Google changing its name to Alphabet and what does this mean for shareholders?
  28. Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF)

    August 24, 2015
    A security that tracks an index, a commodity or a basket of assets like an index fund, but trades like a stock on an exchange.
  29. Strategizing for a Market Fall...or Rally

    August 24, 2015
    The downtrend isn't confirmed yet, so be prepared with trades for whether the stock market rallies or continues to fall. ...
  30. Deere Posts Big Q3 Declines but Beats Estimates

    August 24, 2015
    Is Deere (NYSE: DE) plowing the wrong field? Investors might be thinking so, after the agricultural machinery giant released ...
  31. Siliconware Precision Skyrockets on Buyout Talks

    August 24, 2015
    Investors may be getting a little ahead of themselves as it relates to the frenetic buying of Siliconware Precision Industries ...
  32. Pre-Split HP Beats on Q3 EPS, Misses on Top Line

    August 24, 2015
    Mere months before Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) divides into a pair of separate companies, it's not providing a great deal ...
  33. United Natural Foods Rises on Strong Revenue

    August 24, 2015
    Ever interested in the latest fad, Americans have become avid fans of "healthy," "organic," and "natural" foods. And with ...
  34. Traditional Media Suffers, Cord Cutters Win

    August 24, 2015
    Last week, a majority of media stocks including Time Warner, Walt Disney, CBS Corp., Viacom, among others, took a hammering ...
  35. L Brands Meets and Raises for Its Second Quarter

    August 24, 2015
    This week, L Brands (NYSE: LTD), owner of both the Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works brands, reported its financial ...
  36. Intel Gets Into the Reality TV Business

    August 24, 2015
    Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is teaming with the creator of Survivor, The Apprentice, and Shark Tank to create a new reality TV ...
  37. The Story Of Two Bears And A Bull: Abercrombie & Fitch Ahead ...

    August 24, 2015
    Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) is scheduled to report its second-quarter results before Wednesday's market open. ...
  38. Coca-Cola Makes a Juicy Investment in Suja Life

    August 24, 2015
    Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) is continuing its efforts to diversify away from sugary beverages. The drinks giant has taken a minority ...
  39. Oil or Gold: Which Will Recover First?

    August 24, 2015
    Not sure where oil and gold are headed? The answer is complex.
  40. The 8 Best ETFs for Rising Rates, Flagging Stocks

    August 24, 2015
    With the markets starting to sag, should you go on the defensive? If so, which ETFs should you consider?
  41. Nuance to Bring Beefier Transcription to iPhone, Android

    August 24, 2015
    For years, Nuance Communications (NASDAQ: NUAN) has subsisted on sales of new versions of software. The faster the upgrade ...
  42. U.S. Government Creates Review System Through Yelp

    August 24, 2015
    Yelp (NYSE: YELP) wants to become more than just a service that allows people to complain about (or compliment) local restaurants ...
  43. LinkedIn Debuts New Search Feature

    August 24, 2015
    Remember when intranets were hailed as the answer to internal communication struggles, particularly within large organizations? ...
  44. Is Delta Shaming Passengers Into Paying More?

    August 24, 2015
    Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) wants you to feel bad about not paying more to fly. That's the argument of FlyersRights.org, ...
  45. Stillwater Mining Layoffs Climb As Platinum Falls

    August 24, 2015
    Falling commodity prices are taking their toll, even on pricey platinum group metals, causing miners like Stillwater Mining ...
  46. Urban Outfitters Warns of Coming Sales Slowdown

    August 24, 2015
    Despite Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ: URBN) reporting higher second quarter sales, the fact it just missed analyst expectations ...
  47. Starbucks Kicks Alcohol Sales Into High Gear

    August 24, 2015
    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) has begun its radical transformation this week, accelerating the rollout of its Evenings concept ...
  48. Is Strategic Hotels & Resorts for Sale?

    August 24, 2015
    Strategic Hotels & Resorts (NYSE: BEE) may be ready to check out of the stock market game. That is the upshot of a press ...
  49. Watch Airline Stocks For Takeoff Potential

    August 21, 2015
    Airline stocks have taken a hit but they show potential for takeoff as a result of low fuel prices, reduced competition and ...
  50. How Twitch.tv Works and Its Business Model

    August 21, 2015
    Can someone make money by playing video games? Twitch offers money making for both the company and the gamers. Here’s how ...
  51. Detrended Price Oscillator Trading Strategies

    August 21, 2015
    The detrended price oscillator (DPO) offers a simple approach to cycle analysis, removing momentum and long-term trends from ...
  52. Bet on this U.S. Automaker for Long-Term Gains

    August 21, 2015
    Ford holds a stronger technical position than General Motors and also pays a consistent dividend. This combination could ...
  53. Using Fibonacci to Analyze Gold

    August 21, 2015
    Use Fibonacci studies to analyze gold by picking out hidden harmonic levels that can provide major support or resistance.
  54. Chart Advisor for August 21, 2015

    August 21, 2015
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  55. PayPal Buys Mobile Commerce Platform

    August 21, 2015
    Fresh off becoming an independent company, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) has made its first acquisition. The company has purchased ...
  56. Toro Earnings Charge Ahead on Acquisition

    August 21, 2015
    Despite currency headwinds, Toro (NYSE: TTC) was able to charge through third quarter earnings on the strength of an acquisition ...
  57. Staples Meets on Second Quarter Earnings

    August 21, 2015
    For Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS), a looming takeover of fellow office supplies retailer Office Depot (NASDAQ: ODP) looks like ...
  58. New Minimum Wage Hike Weakens Wal-Mart Profits

    August 21, 2015
    Wal-Mart's (NYSE: WMT) second quarter profits missed Wall Street expectations, and though analysts were surprised, it should ...
  59. Fossil Unveils Its First Android Wear Smartwatches

    August 21, 2015
    Watchmaker Fossil (NASDAQ: FOSL) recently revealed its first three wearable devices, all powered by Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) ...
  60. Seagate Purchase Pushes Dot Hill Stock Up

    August 21, 2015
    At last report, computer hard drive maker Seagate Technology (NYSE: STX) had $2.48 billion worth of cash and equivalents ...
  61. Micron Technology Stock Slide Continues

    August 21, 2015
    Pricing pressure on dynamic random access memory, or DRAM, has long been a concern of industry pundits for key supplier ...
  62. Top Websites to Start an Online Business

    August 21, 2015
    The Internet offers nearly endless ideas and opportunities for new businesses. Here are some great resources to get your ...
  63. 2 Stocks to Bet on the Future of Space Exploration

    August 21, 2015
    Learn about why investors must wait to invest in Space X, and read about other companies involved in the future of space ...
  64. 3 Companies That Hate Debt Financing

    August 21, 2015
    Learn how companies such as Chipotle, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Paychex are able to maintain impressive levels of growth without ...
  65. 3 Fixed Income ETFs in the Biotech Sector

    August 21, 2015
    Learn about the top biotechnology ETFs, such as the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF, the First Trust NYSE Arca Biotech ETF and the iShares ...
  66. Constellation Brands Ventures Into Venture Capital

    August 21, 2015
    Take a drink, buy a company. In an offbeat move for its sector, adult beverage purveyor Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ) ...
  67. Warner Begins Expanding "Harry Potter" Franchise

    August 21, 2015
    Filming for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them began this week, the latest in a series of movies set in the world of ...
  68. Leggett & Platt Switches CEOs -- Time to Buy?

    August 21, 2015
    On New Year's Day, home and automotive components maker Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG) will get a new CEO. This week, Leggett ...
  69. 10 Overlooked Growth Stocks to Consider

    August 21, 2015
    For investors with a long-term view, here are 10 overlooked growth stocks to consider.
  70. 3 Reasons to Be Bearish on Kinder Morgan

    August 21, 2015
    Instead of crunching numbers in an effort to make a case that matches your position, simply apply logic. That's what successful ...
  71. What Drives Ford's Profits? Not Just Cars

    August 21, 2015
    Ford, an experienced legacy car manufacturer, sells a lot of cars around the world and makes a lot of money in the money ...
  72. Panera Matches Rival in Changing Pumpkin Latte

    August 21, 2015
    As part of an overall plan to offer "clean" beverages, Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA) has changed the recipe for its Pumpkin ...
  73. Sony Plans a Star Wars PS4 for the Holiday Season

    August 21, 2015
    The Force will be very strong this Christmas season. In addition to the December 18th release of Star Wars Episode VII: ...
  74. Currency-Hedged ETFs: Should You Invest?

    August 21, 2015
    Currency-hedged ETFs offer many more pros than cons when compared to their counterparts, but there is still one big con. ...
  75. Who Will Be the Tesla of the Airline Industry?

    August 21, 2015
    Explore the move toward producing electric-powered airplanes and learn what companies are in the forefront for developing ...
  76. Valeant Pharmaceuticals acquires Sprout Pharmaceuticals

    August 21, 2015
    On August 20, 2015, Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) announced that they entered into definitive agreement to acquire Sprout ...
  77. Avoid These 3 Value Trap Stocks

    August 20, 2015
    Investors are wise to do their homework and avoid the following companies that might be value traps.
  78. 4 Reasons Intercept Pharmaceuticals Should Be on Your Radar

    August 20, 2015
    Learn about Intercept Pharmaceuticals and what type of biopharmaceuticals it seeks to create. Understand four reasons why ...
  79. Earnings: Focus On Deere's Strategy Fix As Revenue A Rare Commodity

    August 20, 2015
    Down on the farm things aren’t exactly sprouting and we’ll see how that plays out when Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) —the ...
  80. Advanced Semiconductor: Wrong Place, Wrong Time

    August 20, 2015
    As many investors know, in the near term, momentum and broad market swings can impact an individual stock -- whether it ...
  81. Looking to Invest in China's Fast Food Industry? Try KFC

    August 20, 2015
    Read about the fast food industry in China, and learn what makes KFC the dominant brand in a market poised for years of high ...
  82. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze Biotech Companies

    August 20, 2015
    Explore the rapidly growing biotechnology industry, and learn some of the key financial ratios investors use to analyze companies ...
  83. Key Financial Ratios to Analyze The Automotive Industry

    August 20, 2015
    Learn about the most critically important financial ratios investors and market analysts utilize to evaluate companies in ...
  84. Target Thumps Q2 EPS Estimates, Lifts Guidance

    August 20, 2015
    Target (NYSE: TGT) hit the bulls-eye with its latest set of quarterly results. On Wednesday, the company reported its second ...
  85. Lowe's Posts a Mixed Second Quarter

    August 20, 2015
    Home improvement retailer Lowe's (NYSE: LOW) recently reported mixed second quarter earnings, which beat top line estimates ...
  86. WWE Makes a Bid to Broaden Its Audience

    August 20, 2015
    When John Stewart stepped away from The Daily Show after 16 years as host, speculation as to where he would land next was ...
  87. BB&T Paying $1.8 Billion to Buy Regional Bank

    August 20, 2015
    BB&T (NYSE: BBT) is at it again. Mere months after closing a pair of acquisitions, the regional banking group has announced ...
  88. DeVry Fails Its Earnings Report

    August 20, 2015
    DeVry Education Group (NYSE: DV) suffered a steep fall in its stock price this week, after the for-profit educator reported ...
  89. Sprint Rolls Out Its iPhone Forever Plan

    August 20, 2015
    It's official: Sprint (NYSE: S) has joined T-Mobile (NYSE: TMUS) in offering customers unlimited iPhone upgrades. The carrier's ...
  90. Viacom and Time Warner Bow to Compton Biopic

    August 20, 2015
    The N.W.A. biopic "Straight Outta Compton" shot up the box office last weekend, pulling in more than $60 million for Universal ...
  91. FCC Denies DISH's $3.3 Billion Spectrum Discounts

    August 20, 2015
    In a move that has long-been assumed, the Federal Communications Commission has voted to deny DISH Network (NASDAQ: DISH) ...
  92. Activist Investor Targets Sysco

    August 20, 2015
    Fresh from having to terminate its planned $3.5 billion merger with U.S. Foods as the FTC balked at the food distribution ...
  93. Is Wal-Mart a Public Nuisance?

    August 20, 2015
    Because of the shoplifting, brawling, and hundreds of other incidents occurring daily at the Beech Grove, Indiana Wal-Mart ...
  94. Looking to Invest in Oil Tankers? Try These 3 Stocks

    August 20, 2015
    Obtain information on the oil shipping industry, and discover three of the most widely traded oil tanker stocks to obtain ...
  95. Startup Analysis: How Much Is Spotify Worth?

    August 20, 2015
    Learn about the private company Spotify and how it has achieved success. Understand the company's most recent valuation and ...
  96. Startup Analysis: How Much Is Uber Worth?

    August 20, 2015
    Learn about the private company Uber and how it has found so much success since 2010. Understand the valuation of the company ...
  97. Bristow Group Welcomes a New CFO

    August 20, 2015
    In what may turn out to be a controversial decision, Bristow Group (NYSE: BRS) is promoting a former Enron chief executive ...
  98. State Street Shifts to Hedge Funds

    August 20, 2015
    ETF pioneer State Street has been losing market share to its peers. Here's how it plans to turn that around.
  99. Starbucks Changes a Popular Seasonal Product

    August 20, 2015
    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) has made a change to what may be its most popular seasonal drink that may shock its customers. ...
  100. The 4 Technology Stocks You'll Wish You Bought in 2015

    August 20, 2015
    Find out which technology stocks you wish you had bought in January 2015, including such big names as Amazon.com, Netflix ...
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