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  1. Do Interest Rate Changes Affect Dividend Payers?

    July 21, 2015
    Interest rate changes have an effect on prices of dividend-rich stocks in interest rate sensitive sectors like utilities, ...
  2. Which US Airlines Are Poised For Long-Term Gains?

    July 21, 2015
    The US airline industry has undergone a dramatic transformation since the last bear market, with one or two carriers likely ...
  3. SunEdison to Acquire Vivint Solar

    July 21, 2015
    Energy giant SunEdison (NYSE: SUNE) is bulking up even more. It announced Monday morning that it has signed a definitive ...
  4. Qualcomm Rumored to Cut Nearly 4,000 Jobs

    July 21, 2015
    When Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) announced its dismal fiscal 2015 second quarter earnings on April 22nd, which included a whopping ...
  5. Shake Shack Announces Secondary Offering

    July 21, 2015
    The stock price of ultra-popular hamburger chain Shake Shack (NYSE: SHAK) has see-sawed following news that a fresh share ...
  6. Use the Vortex Indicator Trading Strategy To Profit

    July 21, 2015
    The vortex indicator is a relatively new technical indicator, introduced in 2010, that is gaining traction with traders and ...
  7. IBM Takes a Hit Following Earnings

    July 21, 2015
    IBM (NYSE: IBM) essentially matched analyst revenue estimates of $20.9 billion during the second quarter, logging sales ...
  8. Exploring The Williams Alligator Indicator

    July 21, 2015
    Bill William’s Alligator Indicator provides a useful visual tool for trend recognition and deciding when to enter or exit ...
  9. How Patent Trolls Hurt Competition

    July 21, 2015
    Patent trolls are known to have a negative impact on the overall business ecosystem. Investopedia explores how.
  10. How Amtrak Works & Makes Money

    July 21, 2015
    Amtrak transports 31.6 million passengers each year, but it hasn't run a profit in 45 years. Here's how the company was founded ...
  11. Are Tech Startups Overvalued?

    July 21, 2015
    Tech companies with billion dollar valuations are mushrooming and the NASDAQ index passed 5,000. Is there an app to tell ...
  12. Electronic Arts Delivering Historic FIFA 16 Cover

    July 21, 2015
    The U.S. National Women's Soccer Team has helped its sport -- and women's sports in general -- achieve a major milestone. ...
  13. Mondelez, Hershey, and Kraft Team Up for S'mores

    July 21, 2015
    Brand partnerships are nothing new, and co-branding can help companies share costs while increasing sales. But the pact ...
  14. Companies That Went Bankrupt From Innovation Lag

    July 21, 2015
    Companies that don't keep up with market-changing innovations run the risk of going bankrupt. We look at some examples.
  15. Macy's: To REIT Or Not To REIT?

    July 21, 2015
    On Monday, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA) analyst Lorraine Hutchinson published a research note, "To REIT or Not To ...
  16. GoPro & Extreme Sports' Hella Gnarly Relationship

    July 21, 2015
    This totally gnarly article will examine the close-knit relationship between GoPro and extreme sports, and how this partnership ...
  17. Where Are Real Estate Stocks Heading?

    July 21, 2015
    We summarize five economic reports that investors should monitor monthly to keep them informed of where real estate and its ...
  18. Customer Data Breach Hits CVS Health Photo Site

    July 21, 2015
    Maybe taking a picture will not make it last longer. On Friday, CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) posted a message on its photo-processing ...
  19. Vista Outdoor Brings Jimmy Styks In-House

    July 21, 2015
    Vista Outdoor (Nasdaq: VSTO) is broadening its horizons. On Monday, the spinoff from Alliant Techsystems, best known for ...
  20. McDonald's Franchisees Worried About the Future

    July 21, 2015
    In addition to falling sales, McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) has an even bigger problem on its hands. Franchise owners are losing ...
  21. Morgan Stanley Notches a Strong Q2 Earnings Beat

    July 21, 2015
    Durable financial services powerhouse Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) reported its second quarter results on Monday, topping expectations ...
  22. Top 3 Safest Peer-to-Peer Lending Websites

    July 21, 2015
    Add safety and reputation to your checklist when you consider borrowing from an online lender.
  23. Shareholders: Vote Your Proxy and Be Heard

    July 21, 2015
    Voting shares, in person or via proxy ballot, is a right every shareholder should exercise. Here's why.
  24. Google: Surging At An All Time High

    July 21, 2015
    Google's one-day rally by 16 percent has taken the stock to its all time high. Do the financials back it?
  25. 4 ETFs For Trading Gold's Falling Prices

    July 21, 2015
    Traders looking to trade gold will likely look to add these for funds to their portfolio.
  26. ETF Analysis: Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners

    July 21, 2015
    Obtain detailed information and analysis of the Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF, and learn about the opportunities ...
  27. Millennials' Money Habits: How to Help

    July 21, 2015
    Millennials gleaned much of their financial savings habits from their parents. Here's where they could use some help.
  28. ETF Analysis: iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond

    July 21, 2015
    Learn about the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT). TLT is a very liquid ETF with low costs that allow investors to ...
  29. The 6 Biggest Fortune 500 Employers

    July 21, 2015
    In 2015, five of the top six biggest Fortune 500 companies are retailers.
  30. Can Facebook Become the Next Google?

    July 21, 2015
    Facebook and Google have had similar growth trajectories. So, will Facebook go Google's way or will it reach higher?
  31. Should You Borrow From a P2P Site?

    July 20, 2015
    It's a hot trend, but is it safe? Here's how to tell.
  32. Barbie Sends Mattel Stock on Extreme Slimming Diet

    July 20, 2015
    Shares of Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT) tumbled more than 3% on Friday after the toymaker reported a second quarter loss due to the ...
  33. Honda Challenges Embraer on Home Turf

    July 20, 2015
    Give Honda (NYSE: HMC) some credit -- they are not a company to shy away from a challenge. On Monday, the Japanese automaker ...
  34. PayPal Off to a Flying Start

    July 20, 2015
    Though PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) stock has been available to investors on a "when issued" basis since July 6th, when it closed ...
  35. While Chipotle's Business Model Is 'Hard To Duplicate,' Experts ...

    July 20, 2015
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) is scheduled to report its second quarter results after Tuesday's market close. ...
  36. TASER Targets UK Market

    July 20, 2015
    TASER International (NASDAQ: TASR) is expanding internationally -- sort of. On Monday, the U.S. stungun manufacturer announced ...
  37. What The Street Is Saying Ahead Of Yahoo's Earnings

    July 20, 2015
    Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) is scheduled to release its Q2 earnings on Tuesday. The company's past few days have been action-packed, ...
  38. ETF Analysis: Vanguard Large-Cap

    July 20, 2015
    Discover what the Vanguard Large-Cap ETF has to offer investors in terms of investment management, historical performance, ...
  39. Nike and the NBA, a Perfect Duo?

    July 20, 2015
    What does Nike's recent eight-year contract partnership with the NBA entail for its largest competitor Under Armor?
  40. Looking for Alternatives to Invest in Real Estate?

    July 20, 2015
    There are several ways to invest in “real estate” via the stock market, buying stocks and hold them for years. We give you ...
  41. DISH Sling TV Launches National Ad Campaign

    July 20, 2015
    DISH Networks (NASDAQ: DISH) Sling TV has the potential to be the service which finally gets people -- especially younger ...
  42. Is Amazon Killing the Best Buy Business Model?

    July 20, 2015
    Best Buy's business model has been shaken up by Amazon. Its plan to adapt is working but needs to go further to avoid the ...
  43. Viacom Looking to Buy Thrillist Media Group

    July 20, 2015
    Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA) wants to extend its footprint further into the digital media world. The company has been in talks to ...
  44. Samsung Announces the Galaxy Tab S2

    July 20, 2015
    Samsung (NASDAQOTH: SSNLF) recently unveiled its new 8" and 9.7" Galaxy Tab S2 tablets. The company claims that the two ...
  45. Apple Watch: Upcoming Success or Clear Failure?

    July 20, 2015
    Demand for the Apple Watch was strong when it was first released but has since fallen off. Will demand pick up again or is ...
  46. Hasbro Tops Analyst Estimates With Mixed Earnings

    July 20, 2015
    Toymaker Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) reported its second quarter earnings Monday, beating analyst estimates on both the top and ...
  47. Fox Is Paying Its New CEOs $20 Million-Plus a Year

    July 20, 2015
    James and Lachlan Murdoch, the sons of outgoing Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOXA) (NASDAQ: FOX) CEO Rupert Murdoch, ...
  48. Starbucks Plans Stores in Under-Represented Areas

    July 20, 2015
    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) may soon be coming to locations where you may not have expected an upscale coffeehouse. The company ...
  49. McDonald's Franchisees Full of Doom and Gloom

    July 17, 2015
    Things are going from bad to worse at McDonald's (NYSE: MCD), according to its franchisees. Former Janney Capital Markets ...
  50. Halliburton's Results Will Paint Picture Of Oil-Rigging Recovery

    July 17, 2015
    The oilfields-service providers have been on a slippery patch as plummeting oil prices have put the brakes on exploration ...
  51. ChartAdvisor for July 16 2015

    July 17, 2015
    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  52. Cider Sales to Leave Boston Beer Happy, Not Angry

    July 17, 2015
    Cider sales have largely been a cause for celebration at Boston Beer (NYSE: SAM), the craft brewer perhaps best known for ...
  53. General Mills No Longer Lucky or Charmed

    July 17, 2015
    It appears consumers no longer have the appetite for General Mills (NYSE: GIS), causing the cereal maker to dramatically ...
  54. Target Looks to Take "Buy Local" National

    July 17, 2015
    When people hear about "buying local," they usually think of getting produce from nearby farmers, but Target (NYSE: TGT) ...
  55. Advanced Micro Devices Continues to Struggle

    July 17, 2015
    Following news a few weeks ago from Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ: AMD) that it had lowered its expected second quarter ...
  56. Starz Goes After Underserved Audiences

    July 17, 2015
    Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA) began its existence as sort of a poor man's answer to HBO and Showtime. The family of channels offered ...
  57. European Regulator Opens Qualcomm Investigations

    July 17, 2015
    Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) has attracted the wrong kind of interest from an overseas regulator. The European Commission announced ...
  58. Groupon Going Into the Food Delivery Business

    July 17, 2015
    With its signature deal business struggling, Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is extending its reach into the potentially lucrative ...
  59. Ericsson Tops Earnings Estimates

    July 17, 2015
    Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), the largest telecom equipment company in the world, recently topped analyst estimates on the top ...
  60. Monsanto Fights Back Against Roundup Health Claims

    July 17, 2015
    Monsanto (NYSE: MON) is fighting back against charges that its best-selling herbicide, Roundup, is a likely carcinogen. ...
  61. The Delhaize/Ahold Merger: A Buy for Investors?

    July 17, 2015
    The mid-2016 merger of Delhaize Group and Ahold NV will create a supermarket giant, but what will it mean from an investing ...
  62. Missing Seadrill's Dividend? Consider These Alternatives

    July 17, 2015
    Examine a number of alternative investments to Seadrill among the other prominent companies engaged in the offshore drilling ...
  63. Is a Slumping Kinder Morgan a Good Buy?

    July 17, 2015
    Learn how Kinder Morgan revenues are under pressure from lower commodity prices and how the growth of future dividend payments ...
  64. General Electric Returns Vs The Dow Industrials

    July 16, 2015
    General Electric (GE) has outperformed the Dow Industrial Average since the 2008 crash and could achieve even greater returns ...
  65. Are There Too Many Cooks in Famous Dave's Kitchen?

    July 16, 2015
    If too many cooks spoil the broth, what does having too many activist investors on a board of directors do to a company? ...
  66. Yum! Brands Dismisses China Division Spinoff

    July 16, 2015
    Although the Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) second quarter earnings report showed that its recovery from a food quality scandal ...
  67. Is Macy's Next to Monetize Its Real Estate?

    July 16, 2015
    Real estate investment trusts are quickly becoming an exceptionally popular strategy for activist investors to "unlock shareholder ...
  68. La-Z-Boy Not Taking Furniture Sales Lying Down

    July 16, 2015
    Nothing evokes the slacker attitude more than the reclining chair. Push back, kick your feet up, and vegetate in front of ...
  69. Philip Morris Trounces Q2 Estimates

    July 16, 2015
    Cigarettes might be no-go items in many businesses across America, but as a business itself, tobacco remains well in the ...
  70. Domino's Brand Transition Appears to Be Working

    July 16, 2015
    If you regularly watch television, it is nearly impossible to miss the Domino's Pizza (NYSE: DPZ) ads where the company ...
  71. Buy It Now: eBay Selling Its Enterprise Unit

    July 16, 2015
    After just spinning off its PayPal division, eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) has reached a deal to also sell its enterprise unit for ...
  72. Netflix Supports Charter/Time Warner Cable Merger

    July 16, 2015
    Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) was a vocal opponent of the failed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, but the streaming leader now ...
  73. Lockheed Martin Is Tight With The US Government

    July 16, 2015
    The relationship between Lockheed Martin and the U.S. government is long-standing and the company's biggest revenue source, ...
  74. The Best Buy-and-Hold Stocks for Your Retirement Portfolio

    July 16, 2015
    These stocks offer stability while exhibiting strong indicators of future growth.
  75. What Drives The Price Of Chocolate?

    July 16, 2015
    The price of chocolate is driven by many factors, and chocolate lovers need to understand what can impact our ability to ...
  76. Barclays Downgrades Auto Sector To 'Negative,' But Reiterates ...

    July 16, 2015
    In a report published Thursday, Barclays analyst Brian Johnson downgrade the entire U.S. Autos and Auto Parts sector to ...
  77. How Millennials and Baby Boomers Invest Alike

    July 16, 2015
    When it comes to investing Millennials and Boomers are more alike than you may think. Here's how.
  78. America's Beloved Restaurants: Should You Invest?

    July 16, 2015
    Should you invest in the country's most favorite restaurant brands?
  79. Starbucks Is Coming to South Africa

    July 16, 2015
    While it seems like there is a Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) everywhere (and two in some places), that is only in certain parts ...
  80. Will Costco Crack Under Mounting Egg Pressure?

    July 16, 2015
    It is really just a matter of time before Costco (NASDAQ: COST) revamps how it treats chickens. The usually ethical wholesale ...
  81. McDonald's Misfires Again With Lobster Sandwich

    July 16, 2015
    Quick, what is the first place you think of when you want a nice, juicy lobster? Wherever you chose, I am guessing McDonald's ...
  82. C-Suite Revolving Door at Vince Spins Faster

    July 16, 2015
    The brain drain at Vince Holdings (NYSE: VNCE) is picking up speed. Three weeks after its CFO resigned, the CEO is now following ...
  83. Is PayPal Worth More Than eBay?

    July 16, 2015
    Examine the online payment processor, PayPal, and discover its projected value increase as a standalone company, separate ...
  84. Will Abercrombie & Fitch Ever Make a Comeback?

    July 16, 2015
    A comeback seems possible for Abercrombie & Fitch, but can it afford the costs required to put it back on top?
  85. Netflix Could Lose U.S. Share as OTT Market Grows

    July 15, 2015
    While the market for over-the-top video services will exceed $8 billion in the United States in 2018, driven by new players ...
  86. Hedge Fund Backs Monsanto Bid for Syngenta

    July 15, 2015
    Billionaire hedge fund manager John Paulson is reportedly building a significant stake in Swiss biotech Syngenta (NYSE: ...
  87. A P2P Mortgage: Is This Loan Right For You?

    July 15, 2015
    Read all about the the pros and cons of this trend in of peer-to-peer lending.
  88. eBay Braces for Post-Earnings Changes

    July 15, 2015
    In the world of investing, big changes and the accompanying uncertainty that come with them often equate to investor anxiety, ...
  89. China Down, SINA Up -- Analyst Cries "Hold!"

    July 15, 2015
    With the Chinese stock market down over 30% from its June peak, one stock has been particularly adept at steering clear ...
  90. DirecTV Facing Lawsuit Over NFL Sunday Ticket

    July 15, 2015
    While DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV) awaits federal approval for its proposed $48.5 billion merger with AT&T, the company may ...
  91. LinkedIn Stock Is Flying High -- Is It Warranted?

    July 15, 2015
    Hopefully for LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) CEO Jeff Weiner and CFO Steve Sordello, the second quarter earnings call scheduled for ...
  92. General Dynamics Worth More, Says Analyst

    July 15, 2015
    General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), with shares trading at  $147 and change today, could rise to $161 within a year -- or so says ...
  93. Panera Bread Gets a Huge Upgrade

    July 15, 2015
    Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA) recently received a vote of confidence from Piper Jaffray, which upgraded the stock from "underweight" ...
  94. Analysts Bullish on OHR Pharma Amid Positive Study

    July 15, 2015
    Analysts remain bullish on OHR Pharmaceutical following positive results from Phase II of a study on a drug treating retina ...
  95. EMC Shares Trade Down on Summit Note

    July 15, 2015
    On an up day for markets generally, shares of EMC (NYSE: EMC) were a notable loser on Tuesday. For this, you can blame the ...
  96. Splunk Bolsters Cyber Security; Analysts Weigh In

    July 15, 2015
    As data breaches become more widespread, Splunk acquires security company.
  97. Celgene To Buy Receptos For $7.2B; Analysts Mixed

    July 15, 2015
    Celgene Corporation and Receptos announced a definitive agreement in which CELG will acquire Receptos for $232 per share. ...
  98. What Is Next for Nintendo After Satoru Iwata?

    July 15, 2015
    With the untimely passing of Nintendo (NASDAQOTH: NTDOY) President Satoru Iwata, the company lost not only a valuable executive ...
  99. Barnes & Noble Approves Spinoff, Pays Dividend

    July 15, 2015
    The board at Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) recently approved the spinoff of Barnes & Noble Education, which will start ...
  100. Adobe Has Another Enemy at the Gate

    July 15, 2015
    Following on the heels of several tech insiders calling for the end of Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE) Flash Player due to ongoing ...
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