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  1. 5 Things IPG Photonics Wants You to Know

    May 20, 2015
    Lasers are no longer just a plot device in science fiction stories. They've become a key component of the manufacturing ...
  2. 5 Things Union Pacific Wants You to Know

    May 20, 2015
    Over the last three months, Union Pacific's (NYSE: UNP) stock has retreated with some urgency, erasing the roughly 2.5% ...
  3. The Stock Market's Uptrend Is Set To Continue

    May 20, 2015
    The most common debate amongst traders is when the prolonged uptrend across the financial markets will come to an end.
  4. Who are Pfizer's (PFE) main competitors?

    May 20, 2015
    Learn about Pfizer's place in the pharmaceutical industry, and find out which major drug manufacturers are among its main ...
  5. Who are Whole Foods' (WFM) main competitors?

    May 20, 2015
    Learn more about Whole Foods Markets, who insists its products are sustainable. Thanks to the competition, however, its marketing ...
  6. Who are Chipotle's (CMG) main competitors?

    May 20, 2015
    Learn about Chipotle's four main competitors in the fast casual dining sector of the restaurant business, and how fast casual ...
  7. Is ExOne's Earnings Delay Cause for Worry?

    May 20, 2015
    Advanced metals 3D printer maker and materials supplier ExOne (NASDAQ: XONE) was supposed to announce earnings near the ...
  8. 3 Reasons Intel Stock Could Fall

    May 20, 2015
    Shares of chip giant Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) have gained about 50% over the past five years as the company fought through a ...
  9. 3 Key Takeaways From Cisco's Earnings

    May 20, 2015
    Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) reported its fiscal-third-quarter earnings last week, beating analyst estimates for both earnings ...
  10. Amgen's Late-Stage Pipeline Clears Another Hurdle

    May 20, 2015
    The 2000s were practically a lost time for Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) investors, with the company producing predominantly low-to-mid ...
  11. Soaring Cash Makes Gilead Cheaper Than You Think

    May 20, 2015
    There are a lot of reasons investors may be considering owning shares in Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD), including the fact ...
  12. How To Short The U.S. Bond Market

    May 19, 2015
    The U.S. bond market has enjoyed a strong bull run over the past few years as the Federal Reserve has lowered interest rates ...
  13. Who are Charles Schwab's (SCHW) main competitors?

    May 19, 2015
    Find out who Charles Schwab's main competitors are and how they stack up. Learn the information you need to make informed ...
  14. Should I Have An IPO on My Business

    May 19, 2015
    The ultimate outside investment opportunity is going public through an initial public offering. However, IPOs come with costs ...
  15. Who are Rite Aid's (RAD) main competitors?

    May 19, 2015
    Learn about Rite Aid Corporation, the third-largest drugstore chain in the United States, and its major competitors in the ...
  16. Who are Target's (TGT) main competitors?

    May 19, 2015
    Learn more about the discount retailer Target and its competitors. Find out some of the things discount retailers do to increase ...
  17. Top 10 Most Innovative Apps Of 2015 (So Far)

    May 19, 2015
    Each year, thousands of companies launch with the hopes of creating the next great product. While some of them will end up ...
  18. Who are Berkshire Hathaway's (BRK.A) main competitors?

    May 19, 2015
    Find out all about the main competitors for Berkshire Hathaway, a Warren Buffett-led diversified holding company with involvement ...
  19. Who are Morningstar's (MORN) main competitors?

    May 19, 2015
    Research Morningstar's largest competitors in order to better understand the company's position in the financial information ...
  20. The Top Non-Soda Companies Owned By Coca-Cola

    May 19, 2015
    Coca-Cola has turned to acquisitions for growth and diversification, becoming a nonalcoholic beverage conglomerate that now ...
  21. Corporate Tax Rates: The Highs and the Lows

    May 19, 2015
    The United States is No. 2 in the world for its high corporate tax rate. There are ways around paying it, and many nations ...
  22. Top Strategies on How to Become a Stock Broker

    May 19, 2015
    Gunning to be a stock broker and want an edge? Here's some veteran advice.
  23. Costco, Target or Walmart: Which is the Best Bet?

    May 19, 2015
    These three retailers have all been long-term winners. It that likely to continue? If so, which is the best bet?
  24. Should Investors Get Into Oil Now?

    May 19, 2015
    Oil has enjoyed a steady climb after a violent plunge. Where is it going next, and how can investors profit?
  25. Why Small Business Owners Need Financial Advisors

    May 19, 2015
    Small business owners are too busy to effectively manage their own money. That's why a financial advisor can be a big help. ...
  26. 3 Reasons Costco's Stock Could Rise

    May 19, 2015
    When you're dealing with a rapidly growing retailer like Costco (NASDAQ: COST), the factors that are likely to cause its ...
  27. 3 Charts From Chimera Investment's Q1 Earnings

    May 19, 2015
    Shares of Chimera Investment Corporation (NYSE: CIM) have taken a beating during the last few months, dropping by 11% since ...
  28. 5 Things Two Harbors Investment Wants You to Know

    May 19, 2015
    Real-estate investment trusts have been a prime target for dividend investors looking to maximize portfolio income, and ...
  29. Houston, Johnson & Johnson May Have a Problem

    May 19, 2015
    When it comes to potential "safe haven" investments, healthcare conglomerate Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) is often ...
  30. 3 Reasons Enterprise Products Stock Could Rise

    May 19, 2015
    So far, 2015 has not been kind to shares of Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE: EPD). While the midstream energy specialist ...
  31. 3 Things Biogen's Management Wants You to Know

    May 19, 2015
    Last month, Biogen (NASDAQ: BIIB), one of biotech's biggest companies, updated investors with its first-quarter financial ...
  32. 3 Things TSMC Management Wants You to Know

    May 19, 2015
    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (NYSE: TSM), or TSMC, is the largest contract manufacturer of semiconductor logic ...
  33. 5 Things SodaStream's Management Wants You to Know

    May 19, 2015
    SodaStream (NASDAQ: SODA), maker of home beverage carbonation machines, is shifting its entire business away from soda, ...
  34. 5 Things Caterpillar Wants You to Know

    May 19, 2015
    The global economy has gone through some tough times for years now, and heavy-equipment manufacturer Caterpillar (NYSE: ...
  35. Breaking Down Energy Transfer's Corporate Anatomy

    May 19, 2015
    Recently, Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE: ETP) and its general partner, Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE: ETE), completed the ...
  36. Which insurance companies pay the highest dividends?

    May 19, 2015
    Understand which companies in the insurance sector pay the highest dividends to investors, and learn how dividends can enhance ...
  37. Who are Thomson-Reuters (TRI) main competitors?

    May 19, 2015
    Research the main competitors of Thomson Reuters in order to better understand the company's position in the publishing and ...
  38. How Apps Are Changing The World

    May 18, 2015
    Apps have allowed people to replace several pieces of tech with a single smartphone or tablet and have made the data from ...
  39. A Look Into The Digital Advertising Industry

    May 18, 2015
    Digital advertising has outgrown the internet.
  40. Portfolio Manager Minyi Chen On Why Certain Companies Are Likely ...

    May 18, 2015
    Minyi Chen, portfolio manager of AdvisorShares TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF (NYSE: TTFS) said he believes certain companies ...
  41. The Top 11 Companies Owned By Facebook

    May 18, 2015
    These 11 acquisitions show how big, and how rich, Facebook has become.
  42. The 10 Richest Women In Tech & Media

    May 18, 2015
    These 10 women are the wealthiest in tech and media.
  43. The Pros & Cons Of Using Coupons For Your Business

    May 18, 2015
    Coupons can drive business to your store – you just need to make sure it's profitable business. Here are strategies that ...
  44. Swing Trading Stocks to Buy Now

    May 18, 2015
    These stocks are set for another move higher, and are worth looking at for a possible buy.
  45. 5 Things Sierra Wireless Wants You to Know

    May 18, 2015
    The market was not pleased with the first-quarter results Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) released May 7. While the company ...
  46. 5 Things Gilead Sciences Wants You to Know

    May 18, 2015
    It's been a few weeks since Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) reported its first-quarter earnings results, but the "wow" factor ...
  47. Is Westport Innovations a Buy After Earnings?

    May 18, 2015
    It was only March of 2012 -- just over three years ago -- when Westport Innovations (NASDAQ: WPRT) stock peaked at almost ...
  48. 5 Things Alcatel-Lucent Wants You to Know

    May 18, 2015
    The telecom equipment industry has been extremely competitive in recent years, and Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) has worked ...
  49. 5 Thought-Provoking Statements From Solar City

    May 18, 2015
    SolarCity's (NASDAQ: SCTY) continuing breakneck expansion provided for several interesting disclosures during the company's ...
  50. SandRidge's Debt Situation Isn't Getting Better

    May 18, 2015
    As of the end of the first quarter, SandRidge Energy's (NYSE: SD) net long-term debt stood at $3.4 billion. That's up from ...
  51. 5 Things Pfizer's Management Wants You to Know

    May 18, 2015
    It's been just shy of three weeks since pharmaceutical juggernaut Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) reported its first-quarter earnings ...
  52. 5 Things CalAmp Wants You to Know

    May 18, 2015
    When CalAmp (NASDAQ: CAMP) reported strong fiscal-fourth-quarter 2015 results a few weeks ago, it was no surprise the stock ...
  53. 5 Key Numbers From Eagle Rock Energy's Earnings

    May 18, 2015
    When Eagle Rock Energy Partners (NASDAQ: EROC) reported its first-quarter results a few weeks ago, it went through the typical ...
  54. 5 Things Realty Income Wants You to Know

    May 18, 2015
    Realty Income (NYSE: O) has long been a favorite among dividend investors. And that isn't about to change anytime soon. ...
  55. Barron's Recap: The Penta Quarterly

    May 18, 2015
    This weekend in Barron's online: Lyrical U.S. Value Equity hedge fund, the Penta Quarterly, the best hedge funds, as well ...
  56. Which Is Better: Priceline Or Hotwire?

    May 15, 2015
    Both travel booking sites are easy to use, and each has its devotees. Here's a comparison.
  57. Delta Air Lines Announces Another Big Buyback

    May 15, 2015
    Two years ago, Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) marked the beginning of a new era in the airline industry when it began paying ...
  58. 5 Things Qualcomm's Management Wants You to Know

    May 15, 2015
    Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM), widely known as the leading vendor of mobile chips, has seen its stock price decline just over ...
  59. J.C. Penney Reports Higher Sales and Narrower Loss

    May 15, 2015
    While it's too early to proclaim J.C. Penney's (NYSE: JCP) turnaround efforts a resounding success, it isn't too early to ...
  60. 5 Things NVIDIA Management Wants You to Know

    May 15, 2015
    NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) reported earnings for the first quarter of its 2016 fiscal year last Thursday. While revenue and pre-tax ...
  61. The No. 1 Takeaway From Zillow's Latest Quarter

    May 15, 2015
    Zillow Group (NASDAQ: Z) announced mixed results for first quarter 2015 on Tuesday. And for once, investors seemed indifferent, ...
  62. 5 Things Melco Crown Wants You to Know

    May 15, 2015
    Macau has become the capital of the gaming world, and Melco Crown (NASDAQ: MPEL) has gone from being a nearly unknown company ...
  63. Etsy Earnings: Can It Live Up to the Hype?

    May 15, 2015
    Online marketplace Etsy (NASDAQ: ETSY) went public last month at an exuberant valuation, reflecting an optimistic investor ...
  64. Freeport-McMoRan Still Sees a Copper-Driven Future

    May 15, 2015
    In late 2012, Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) saw an opportunity to take advantage of cheap debt to accelerate its transition ...
  65. Qlik's Robust Growth Pleases Investors

    May 15, 2015
    Qlik Technologies (NASDAQ: QLIK) stock is trading about 4% higher than it was when it reported better-than-expected first-quarter ...
  66. Stratasys Earnings: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    May 15, 2015
    Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) investors knew that its first-quarter earnings would fall significantly below expectations, as ...
  67. The EMAG Emerging Mkts Bond ETF: Worth the Risk?

    May 15, 2015
    The Market Vectors Emerging Markets Aggregate Bond ETF (EMAG) might offer long-term rewards, but is now the best time to ...
  68. 5 Dividend ETFs with Growth Potential

    May 15, 2015
    A quick look at a few ETFs with substantial growth potential.
  69. 5 Key Updates on Chesapeake's Portfolio

    May 15, 2015
    When Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) held its first-quarter conference call, it did something a bit different. Instead of ...
  70. 5 Things Frontier Communications Wants You to Know

    May 15, 2015
    The telecom industry is well known for its lucrative dividends, and rural telecom specialist Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: ...
  71. 3 Key Challenges to AMD's Turnaround

    May 15, 2015
    Last week, struggling chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ: AMD) held its first analyst day in three years. At the meeting, ...
  72. 5 Things MannKind's Management Wants You to Know

    May 15, 2015
    MannKind (NASDAQ: MNKD) has always believed that it is on a mission to revolutionize patient treatment. While that might ...
  73. 3 Things to Watch in Apollo Investment's Earnings

    May 15, 2015
    Apollo Investment (NASDAQ: AINV) will report earnings before the opening bell on May 19. Here's what investors should be ...
  74. Trade Strong Trends in Financials with this ETF

    May 15, 2015
    The strong move on the chart of the XBE ETF suggests that now could be the ideal time for traders to look for niche stocks ...
  75. ChartAdvisor for May 15 2015

    May 15, 2015
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  76. Are We Living In An App-Driven Economy?

    May 15, 2015
    As people change the way they complete these daily tasks, businesses also have to adapt. These changes signal a trend towards ...
  77. Can Electric Cars Replace Gas Guzzlers?

    May 15, 2015
    High costs and poor battery performance have deterred many from switching to electric cars, which begs the question: can ...
  78. How Violence In Yemen Has Affected Oil Prices

    May 15, 2015
    Oil prices have been dropping significantly over the past year due to an abundance of supply and weaker global demand.
  79. How To Invest In Internet-Connected Cars

    May 15, 2015
    Companies are combining automotive technology with phones, watches, and computers to create a new, profitable industry.
  80. Why Facebook Should Buy Firefox

    May 14, 2015
    While Facebook continues to dominate the social networking sphere, we explore how a browser like Firefox could open new opportunities ...
  81. The Rewards Of Trading Stocks With Low Volume

    May 14, 2015
    Trading in stocks which have low volume is risky, but it does offer a lot of high return potential. Investopedia explains ...
  82. How To Value Airline Stocks

    May 14, 2015
    We explain what drives the stocks of airline companies and how best to assess their values.
  83. American Express's Main Competition

    May 14, 2015
    American Express competes with Visa, MasterCard, and Discover Financial Services in the credit card space. It also competes ...
  84. Is There Any Upside Left in Costco?

    May 14, 2015
    Costco's stock has performed exceptionally well over the past five years, but does it need a breather?
  85. Micro-Patterns: Looking At The Smaller Picture

    May 14, 2015
    Micro-patterns within trading ranges reveal hidden characteristics of the bull-bear struggle.
  86. 5 Things GoPro Inc. Wants You to Know

    May 14, 2015
    GoPro (NASDAQ: GPRO) stock is up around 10% since the action-camera maker announced stellar first-quarter results two weeks ...
  87. 5 Things Kinder Morgan's CEO Wants You to Know

    May 14, 2015
    Kinder Morgan's (NYSE: KMI) CEO Richard Kinder built the company into an energy infrastructure powerhouse. It's the third ...
  88. 5 Things Cliffs Natural Wants You to Know

    May 14, 2015
    The commodities industry has suffered a huge cyclical downturn in recent years, and iron-ore producer Cliffs Natural Resources ...
  89. 5 Things Under Armour Wants You to Know

    May 14, 2015
    When shares of Under Armour (NYSE: UA) fell 5% the day after it announced stronger-than-expected first-quarter results, ...
  90. 5 Key Takeaways From Orexigen's Earnings

    May 14, 2015
    The first quarter was a busy one for Orexigen Therapeutics (NASDAQ: OREX). The quarter marked the first full quarter of ...
  91. Why Windstream Plunged After Its Latest Earnings

    May 14, 2015
    Investors have been looking forward to seeing what Windstream Holdings (NASDAQ: WIN) would look like after its spinoff of ...
  92. 5 Things Celgene's Management Wants You to Know

    May 14, 2015
    It has been about two weeks since biotech blue-chip stock Celgene (NASDAQ: CELG) reported its first-quarter earnings results, ...
  93. 3 Things Annaly Capital Wants You to Know

    May 14, 2015
    It's been a rough road for mortgage REITs over the past year, as heightened volatility in the interest rate market laid ...
  94. Nuance Communications Earnings: A Deeper Look

    May 14, 2015
    Nuance Communications (NASDAQ: NUAN), a software provider known for its voice and language solutions, reported its second-quarter ...
  95. 5 Things Lockheed Martin Wants You to Know

    May 14, 2015
    The defense industry has historically been a tough business, with budget cuts threatening Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and ...
  96. Are Apple And Tesla Secret Partners?

    May 14, 2015
    Are two of the world's most important tech companies secretly connected in ways that have yet to be publicly announced? ...
  97. The Pros & Cons Of A Strong Dollar

    May 14, 2015
    As the U.S. economy has emerged from the Great Recession, the strength of the U.S. dollar has also improved.
  98. Waze Vs. Google Maps

    May 14, 2015
    Since the early 2000s, technology has been paving the way for the end of traditional maps, compasses, and other navigation ...
  99. Copper Is Headed For A Pullback

    May 14, 2015
    While copper prices have stabilized over the past few weeks it may still be too early for most commodity traders to enter ...
  100. What To Do With Stocks That Hit All-Time Highs

    May 13, 2015
    Apply this specialized set of risk management and technical rules when your positions are trading at new highs.
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