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  1. 4 Reasons To Invest In Motorola Solutions (MSI)

    February 1, 2016
    Discover the rationale behind investing in Motorola Solutions and why the company is poised for growth in the future after ...
  2. Assessing Dow Chemical Ahead of Q4 Earnings

    February 1, 2016
    As long as Dow's revenue remain under pressure, investors will remain lukewarm about its near-term prospects.
  3. Twitter's Shares Rise on Acquisition Reports

    February 1, 2016
    Twitter's shares received a bump this morning after reports surfaced yesterday of a private equity firm and noted venture ...
  4. Stocks With More Upside Due to Bear Traps (TAP, SPY)

    February 1, 2016
    A bear trap is a pattern that typically leads to at least a short-term rise in prices. Here are stocks exhibiting the pattern.
  5. The 4 Best BlackRock Mutual Funds for Your Roth IRA (BLK)

    February 1, 2016
    Discover the four best mutual funds administered and managed by BlackRock that invest in a wide variety of fixed income and ...
  6. Will the E. Coli Scandal Hit Chipotle's Earnings?

    February 1, 2016
    Chipotle announcing a new $300 million share repurchase program on Jan. 6, has given investors confidence in the company's ...
  7. Will Yahoo! Earnings Hasten Breakup Plans?

    February 1, 2016
    With Marissa Mayer seemingly more interested in turning the company around instead of breakup, Yahoo!'s chronic restructuring ...
  8. Google Reports Landmark Earnings Today

    February 1, 2016
    Google is set to surpass Apple as the most valuable company on earth. But, that is not the only reason why you should read ...
  9. Mattel Profit Estimate Positive Ahead of Earnings

    February 1, 2016
    Assuming the rebirth of Barbie goes according to plan, holding the shares here can still pay off, even amid the near-term ...
  10. JP Morgan's Blockchain Trial Project

    February 1, 2016
    A glance at JP Morgan's blockchain trial in association with Digital Asset Holdings.
  11. China Mobile: Just How Big is It? (CHL, CHU, CHA)

    February 1, 2016
    The story behind China Mobile, the biggest company you might never have heard of.
  12. Barbie's Makeovers Were Sorely Needed (opinion)

    January 31, 2016
    Barbie needed a much needed makeover in order to stay relevant to girls today, argues Amy Wu, and time will tell if this ...
  13. Analyzing Verizon's Return on Equity (ROE) (VZ)

    January 30, 2016
    Learn about Verizon's return on equity and find out how ROE is influenced by net profit margin, asset turnover ratio and ...
  14. What the Recent Minimum Wage Debate Means for McDonald’s Stock ...

    January 30, 2016
    Find out what effect a minimum wage increase will have on McDonald's stock price. Examine the results of the increase in ...
  15. In Pain? Sanofi Has a Cure for That (SNY)

    January 30, 2016
    Sanofi, a French pharmaceutical firm, is the name behind some of the drugs you use every day. Here's how it operates.
  16. Petrochina: A Homegrown Giant (PTR)

    January 30, 2016
    The story behind PetroChina, one of the three biggest companies in the world by revenue.
  17. Are Morningstar's Best Mutual Funds Really the Best? (MORN)

    January 30, 2016
    Learn why Morningstar's star rating system is not always a great predictor of future performance, and why investors should ...
  18. Wal-Mart's 3 Most Profitable Lines of Business (WMT)

    January 29, 2016
    Learn about the key drivers of Wal-Mart's profitability as the company is concluding its fourth quarter, which is the period ...
  19. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Rite Aid Stock (RAD,WBA)

    January 29, 2016
    Read about some of the risks facing investors who buy into Rite Aid stock after a potential acquisition by Walgreens was ...
  20. Qualcomm Stock: A Dividend Analysis (QCOM)

    January 29, 2016
    Read an analysis of Qualcomm, Inc. and its dividends, which are poised to increase in the future due to the growing mobile ...
  21. Comcast Stock: A Dividend Analysis (CMCSA)

    January 29, 2016
    Discover a detailed analysis of Comcast's dividend policy, and learn about its dividend coverage and payout ratios, which ...
  22. TransUnion - How It's Fared Since the 2015 IPO (TRU)

    January 29, 2016
    Learn about the business of financial services company TransUnion and how the company's stock fared after its initial public ...
  23. Is Lockheed Martin Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (LMT)

    January 29, 2016
    Discover if Lockheed Martin is an ideal stock for your traditional IRA or your Roth IRA. Learn about the company's future ...
  24. China Mobile Stock: A Dividend Analysis (CHL)

    January 29, 2016
    Learn the drivers of China Mobile's business and cash flow to help determine if it is a suitable component of a diversified ...
  25. MasterCard Earnings Up 11% on Higher Volumes

    January 29, 2016
    While it would have been better to buy MA shares prior to Friday's announcement, it's not too late to take a swipe here, ...
  26. AT&T Pumps the Brakes on 5G Technology (T)

    January 29, 2016
    Read about the development of next-generation 5G mobile technology, and learn why AT&T has been actively lowering expectations ...
  27. Dow Chemical: An Activist Investment Analysis (DOW)

    January 29, 2016
    Read about how an activist hedge fund demanded changes at Dow Chemical. Learn about deal structure of the proposed merger ...
  28. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Under Armour Stock (UA)

    January 29, 2016
    Read more about the risks for investors buying into Under Armour stock in 2015. The company is priced high to its earnings, ...
  29. FCC Looks to Disrupt the Cable Set-Top Box Market

    January 29, 2016
    With the traditional set-top box lacking multifunction features such as automation, unlike the AppleTV, PlayStation or Xbox, ...
  30. 3 Eaton Vance Mutual Funds with Long Track Records (EV)

    January 29, 2016
    Discover three Eaton Vance mutual funds with long track records. Review brief descriptions about each fund's management and ...
  31. Why You Shouldn't Bet Against Bezos, Amazon (AMZN)

    January 29, 2016
    Amazon disappointed Wall Street for the fourth quarter, but ignoring those expectations and paying attention to the underlying ...
  32. The Top 5 Micro Cap Utility Stocks for 2016 (ARTNA, DGAS)

    January 29, 2016
    Identify five promising micro-cap utility stocks that provide the growth potential of small companies with the safety of ...
  33. ChartAdvisor for January 29, 2016

    January 29, 2016
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  34. S&P 500 Vs. Dow Jones ETF: Which is a Safer Investment? (SPY,DIA)

    January 29, 2016
    Learn about why the risks of investing in the ETFs that track the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average are very similar ...
  35. Is Spirit Airlines a Real Threat to Southwest? (LUV,SAVE)

    January 29, 2016
    Discover why the evolution of Southwest Airlines has decreased its impact on certain markets, and learn more about key financial ...
  36. Microsoft Earnings Powered by Cloud Momentum (MSFT)

    January 29, 2016
    Thanks to the popularity of Windows 10, Azure Cloud and Xbox console, the company looks well diversified to deliver revenue ...
  37. The Top 5 Small Cap Healthcare Stocks for 2016 (SMED, SAGE)

    January 29, 2016
    Get valuable information on five top small cap health care stocks that offer excellent potential to outperform for investors ...
  38. Electronic Arts Beats Earnings, Boosts Outlook

    January 29, 2016
    With EA shares falling some 8% on these results, this could be a solid way to play a bounce in its share price in the next ...
  39. Financing iPhones: The Next Apple Move (AAPL)

    January 29, 2016
    Look at how Apple's plan to finance the purchase of new unlocked iPhones will impact choices of carriers as well as profits ...
  40. Xerox To Split, Carl Icahn Gets 3 Board Seats

    January 29, 2016
    How much will slimming down help Xerox's future earnings and revenue remains to be seen.
  41. Will Alphabet overtake Apple as No.1?

    January 29, 2016
    With the difference in market cap between Apple and Alphabet at only $13.5 billion as of January 28, 2016, Alphabet appears ...
  42. From Shampoo to Soup, Unilever Has it Covered (UL)

    January 29, 2016
    Open your fridge, your pantry, your bathroom cabinet and you'll find the Unilever logo. Here's how the company got so enormous.
  43. How Royal Dutch Shell Makes Money (RDS-A)

    January 29, 2016
    How does an oil company dominate the world? Following Royal Dutch Shell's business model probably wouldn't hurt.
  44. Why Advisors Are Flocking to This Pricey ETF (FV)

    January 29, 2016
    Despite its high expense ratio advisors are flocking to this ETF. Here's why.
  45. 5 Stocks Retirees Should Consider in 2016

    January 29, 2016
    This isn't an easy investment environment for retirees, but there are still opportunities. Here are five resilient stocks ...
  46. Vanguard Income Based Funds Overview (VOO,VPU)

    January 28, 2016
    Discover the different income funds that Vanguard Investments offer, using either mutual funds or ETFs and stocks, bonds ...
  47. BP Stock: A Dividend Analysis (BP)

    January 28, 2016
    Discover an analysis of oil giant BP's dividend policy, and learn about the safety of its dividend and the effect of falling ...
  48. Amazon Drops Almost 15% After Earnings Miss (AMZN)

    January 28, 2016
    Amazon shares plunged almost 15% after if fell far short of quarterly earnings expectations due to hiked tech and delivery ...
  49. Modi Announces Initiative to Boost Indian Startups

    January 28, 2016
    India announces tax-breaks and other initiatives to push the startup climate in India and draw potential funding investors.
  50. 3 Legg Mason Mutual Funds with Long Track Records (LM)

    January 28, 2016
    Discover three Legg Mason mutual funds with long track records. Read a summary of each fund, as well as performance and manager ...
  51. Ford's Earnings Boosted by Truck Sales

    January 28, 2016
    Despite the solid earnings results and improved guidance, Ford shares are down, suggesting investors couldn't care less about ...
  52. Would An Apple REIT Spin-Off Make Sense?

    January 28, 2016
    The following is an exclusive thought piece from . A REIT that includes Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) retail stores seems like ...
  53. The Top 4 Dividend-Paying Material Stocks for 2016 (APD, NUE)

    January 28, 2016
    Explore detailed analyses of the top four dividend-paying basic materials stocks, and learn why they are poised to rise and ...
  54. 4 Executives Who May Be On Thin Ice in 2016 (CMG,TWTR)

    January 28, 2016
    Find out the reasons why these executives of underperforming companies may find themselves on the chopping block in the coming ...
  55. Analyzing Porter's Five Forces on Delta Airlines (DAL)

    January 28, 2016
    Learn about Porter's Five Forces, a framework used to analyze external threats to companies, and discover which forces pose ...
  56. 4 Value Plays in the Retail Sector for H1 2016 (BBBY, WMT)

    January 28, 2016
    Discover four value stocks of companies operating in the retail sector that can prove valuable investments for the second ...
  57. Allergan: An Activist Investment Analysis (AGN,VRX)

    January 28, 2016
    Read about the activist investor campaign against Allergan by Bill Ackman. See how Ackman partnered with another drug company ...
  58. The Top 5 Micro Cap Retail Stocks for 2016 (KIRK,TCS)

    January 28, 2016
    Identify five promising micro-cap retail stocks that all growth investors should have their eyes on when making portfolio ...
  59. Qualcomm Beats FYQ1 Earnings, Q2 Guidance Weak (QCOM)

    January 28, 2016
    While the company has already seen the worse of its revenue struggles, weak Q2 guidances suggests tons of work still remains ...
  60. AAPL and MCD Earnings Steal the Show

    January 28, 2016
    Analysts weighed in on Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) after both companies posted earnings ...
  61. Juniper Stock Hammered on Weak Guidance, CFO Resigns (JNPR)

    January 28, 2016
    Unplanned resignations of high-level executives are hardly ever a good sign, given how protected companies tend to be when ...
  62. Texas Instruments Beats on Earnings, Guidance Weak (TXN)

    January 28, 2016
    Investors seem willing to ignore TI's tepid forecast and focus on its fundamentals.
  63. Why 3x ETFs May Be Too Dangerous for Portfolios

    January 28, 2016
    Whether you’re bullish or bearish, if you want broad diversification, lower volatility and limited risk, here's what leveraged ...
  64. Worried About a Recession? Consider These 5 Stocks

    January 28, 2016
    If you're worried about a recession, consider these five stocks that offer resiliency potential.
  65. Fortune Brands Home & Security: An Activist Investment Analysis ...

    January 28, 2016
    Read about Bill Ackman's highly successful breakup of longtime holding company Fortune Brands in one of the most profitable ...
  66. Clorox: An Activist Investment Analysis (CLX)

    January 28, 2016
    Read about the high-profile battle between The Clorox Company and billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn, who had three ...
  67. 4 Best Eaton Vance Mutual Funds (EV)

    January 28, 2016
    Learn about the four best mutual funds administered and managed by Eaton Vance that invest in a wide variety of equity and ...
  68. The Top 5 Micro Cap Telecommunication Stocks for 2016 (CLFD,LMOS)

    January 28, 2016
    Identify and learn about five of the best micro-cap telecommunications stocks to consider for your diversified portfolio ...
  69. Shake Shack: How It's Fared Since Its 2015 IPO (SHAK)

    January 27, 2016
    Learn about the performance of Shake Shack's stock and how you would have fared if you had purchased shares a week after ...
  70. Etsy: How It's Fared Since Its 2015 IPO (ETSY)

    January 27, 2016
    Discover why Etsy had one of the worst IPOs of 2015, and how you would have fared as an investor had you invested in Etsy ...
  71. Party City Holdings: How It's Fared Since Its 2015 IPO (PRTY)

    January 27, 2016
    Learn about Party City Holding's performance as a public company. Investors would have lost much more than the Russell 2 ...
  72. Fitbit Inc: How It's Fared Since Its 2015 IPO (FIT)

    January 27, 2016
    Read about Fitbit and its position in the wearable fitness device market, and learn more about how it has performed since ...
  73. The 5 Biggest Asset Managers at the End of 2015 (BLK)

    January 27, 2016
    Learn about the worldwide asset managers that prospered in 2015 despite a year of very poor performance in stocks, bonds ...
  74. Is Apple Performing Well in Asia? (AAPL)

    January 27, 2016
    Discover the factors behind Apple's poor performance in Asia and what it is trying to do to gain a foothold in China for ...
  75. Analyzing AT&T's Return on Equity (ROE) (T)

    January 27, 2016
    Learn about AT&T's return on equity. Find out how its recent ROE compares to historical results and those of peers in the ...
  76. Analyzing JetBlue's Return on Equity (JBLU)

    January 27, 2016
    Learn about JetBlue's historical ROE and how it stacks up to similar-sized peers. ROE is a useful metric for investors to ...
  77. Will the Fed Raise Rates Today?

    January 27, 2016
    Pity the Fed.
  78. Oil Stocks Offering Huge Reward Potential (UPL,SM,WPX)

    January 27, 2016
    Most stocks in the beaten down oil sector will provide big returns if the price of oil trends higher. Here are a handful ...
  79. Will Amazon Overtake Netflix in 2016? (AMZN, NFLX)

    January 27, 2016
    Amazon Prime could provide serious competition to Netflix this year.
  80. Analyzing Oracle's Return on Equity (ROE) (ORCL)

    January 27, 2016
    Learn about Oracle's ROE. How have net profit margin, asset turnover and financial leverage influenced ROE relative to peers ...
  81. JNJ vs. PG: Which is the Better Bet Right Now?

    January 27, 2016
    These two stocks are long-term powerhouses, but one has the edge over the other right now.
  82. Boeing Gets Hammered on Weak 2016 Forecast (BA)

    January 27, 2016
    It would seem, based on the tepid outlook, the company's transition to new aircraft models, including the 737 MAX, is taking ...
  83. Watch For a Bounce in These Emerging Markets (BRF, PEK)

    January 27, 2016
    While downtrends are clearly in control of the direction of many emerging market ETFs, short-term indicators suggest a bounce ...
  84. The 5 Best IPOs of 2015 (ACRS,PEN)

    January 27, 2016
    Discover some of the best-performing stock IPOs appearing in 2015, and learn more about each company's business operations ...
  85. 4 Best AllianceBernstein Mutual Funds (AB)

    January 27, 2016
    Discover the four best mutual funds administered and managed by AllianceBernstein that invest in fixed income securities ...
  86. AT&T Revenue Boosted By DirecTV, Misses Estimates (T)

    January 27, 2016
    While the Street will focus on the near-term hiccups, causing the earnings and revenue miss, AT&T appears on sound footing ...
  87. How Will Apple Perform in 2016?

    January 27, 2016
    Apple's reputation and reality have been two different things over the past year. Investors should take notice going forward. ...
  88. 4 ETF Strategies for Growth in Africa for 2016 (EZA,EGPT)

    January 27, 2016
    Invest in the African region with these four methods that outline the ETFs on the market. Learn about ETFs for investing ...
  89. Hess Corporation: An Activist Investment Analysis (HES)

    January 27, 2016
    Learn about Elliott Management's 2013 activist investor involvement with Hess Corporation. Find out what the hedge fund changed ...
  90. Apple Earnings Miss on Revenue, iPhone Sales Flat

    January 27, 2016
    For now, the market seems lukewarm about the results, suggesting that investors expected much worse.
  91. Is Smaller Better? In the Chip Sector, Yes: TSM

    January 27, 2016
    One of the world's biggest semiconductor manufacturers, one you might never have heard of, creates products you use every ...
  92. The Top 5 Micro Cap Basic Material Stocks for 2016 (GURE,ODC)

    January 27, 2016
    Learn about the factors that have dragged down basic materials sector performance over the past couple of years and where ...
  93. The World's Top 10 Hardware Companies (AAPL,IBM)

    January 27, 2016
    Learn more about the companies leading the way in the hardware industry and how some are riding the coattails of giants such ...
  94. Analyzing Porter's Five Forces on Electronic Arts (EA)

    January 27, 2016
    Explore Porter's Five Forces as they apply to video game producer Electronic Arts; learn which external forces pose the biggest ...
  95. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Semiconductor Stocks for 2016 (CAVM,CY)

    January 26, 2016
    Five semiconductor companies that show great promise for 2016 in terms of new innovative products, financial stability, and ...
  96. 4 High-Growth Stocks to Buy in 2016 (SGEN,GPRO)

    January 26, 2016
    As many investors begin reviewing and rebalancing their portfolios in the new year, learn about these stocks that could deliver ...
  97. 4 Utilities Stocks for Income Seekers in 2016 (BCE,AES)

    January 26, 2016
    Discover four diversified electricity utility companies that have stable cash flows and provide high dividend yields for ...
  98. 3 Defense Stocks To Consider in 2016 (HII,BA)

    January 26, 2016
    Learn about the global facts that are leading the revival of defense spending in 2016 and which three defense stocks look ...
  99. McDonald's Stock: A Dividend Analysis (MCD)

    January 26, 2016
    Learn about the strength of McDonald's annual dividend through an analysis of its financial statements and several financial ...
  100. The 3 Best Low Volatility Strategies for 2016 (ACWV,OEUR)

    January 26, 2016
    Learn about low-volatility ETFs, how they can protect your portfolio during times of uncertainty and their ability to provide ...
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