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  1. Las Vegas Sands Misses on Q2 Results

    July 24, 2015
    Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) is hardly on a winning streak. Struggling for some time now with a slowdown in its key market, ...
  2. BancorpSouth Raises Its Dividend by 33%

    July 24, 2015
    BancorpSouth (NYSE: BXS) is reaching into its vault to provide more money to shareholders. On Wednesday, the banking group ...
  3. ChartAdvisor for July 24 2015

    July 24, 2015
    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  4. Will Nepotism Kill Wal-Mart?

    July 24, 2015
    Wal-Mart recently appointed Greg Penner, grandson-in-law of its founder to the post of Board Chairman. Should investors be ...
  5. Who Benefits from Lifting Iran Sanctions?

    July 24, 2015
    There are multiple parties that will benefit from the lifting of Iranian sanctions and the return of the country to the international ...
  6. McDonald's Finally Giving People What They Want?

    July 24, 2015
    If there's one thing people have wanted from McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) more than anything else, it's the chance to get a McMuffin ...
  7. Barrick Gold Loses Remaining Luster in Gold Rout

    July 24, 2015
    Shares of gold miner Barrick Gold (NYSE: ABX) tumbled 15% yesterday to close out the day's trading at $7.41 a share, a level ...
  8. Financial Times Sold to Japanese Media Group

    July 24, 2015
    Capping months, if not years, of speculation about its fate, the Financial Times has been sold to a new owner. The newspaper's ...
  9. Zillow Makes an Acquisition

    July 24, 2015
    Less than half a year after closing its big-ticket acquisition of rival Trulia, Zillow (NYSE: Z) has bought another company. ...
  10. Under Armour Beats on Q2, Raises Guidance

    July 24, 2015
    Red-hot athletic apparel and accessories maker Under Armour (NYSE: UA) on Thursday reported Q2 results that topped the market's ...
  11. Cisco Sheds Set-Top Box Unit for $600 Million

    July 24, 2015
    Shortly after Chuck Robbins was chosen as the successor to longtime CEO John Chambers, he wasted little time in putting ...
  12. Pepsi (PEP) Gets Crafty with Soda: Will it Pop?

    July 24, 2015
    Pepsi is getting crafty with the launch of its Stubborn Soda. Is it a recipe for success?
  13. Value or Growth Stocks: Which is Best?

    July 24, 2015
    The answer to the age-old growth versus value debate depends on a number of factors. Here's what to consider.
  14. The Most Popular ETFs with Financial Advisors

    July 24, 2015
    Financial advisors might continue to perform well by holding these popular ETFs, but time is limited.
  15. This is the Top Fear of Gen X, Millennial Savers

    July 24, 2015
    Younger folks are more stressed than older generations about having enough money for retirement.
  16. Will Consumer Spending Save 2015?

    July 24, 2015
    Consumer spending is considered an important number (and it is), but a savvy investor will always look at "why" rather than ...
  17. Where Will the Shanghai Composite Be in a Year?

    July 24, 2015
    The Shanghai Composite Index is on fire. But where will it be a year from now?
  18. Will Jet.com Revolutionize Shopping?

    July 24, 2015
    Jet.com has arrived and will look to steal market share from Amazon over the next several years. Will it be successful?
  19. Top 3 ETFs For Investing in Brazil

    July 24, 2015
    Discover information and analysis of some of the most popular and best performing exchange-traded funds that offer investors ...
  20. 3 Major Changes Resulting From Iran's Nuclear Deal

    July 24, 2015
    A deal to lift sanctions on Iran could go into effect in a couple of months. Where should investors look for opportunities ...
  21. The 10 Richest Women In Finance

    July 24, 2015
    Who are the top 10 women in the financial industry?
  22. Today's Top Young Investors

    July 24, 2015
    Given the very different world that we live in as compared to the one the Warren Buffett graduated into, young, hopeful investors ...
  23. Sony Making a Movie Based on Emojis

    July 23, 2015
    Sometimes a terrible idea enthralls Hollywood, pitting studios at war with each other to overpay for something that common ...
  24. Is Nokia Planning a VR Headset?

    July 23, 2015
    Recently, rumors had it that Nokia (NYSE: NOK) planned to reenter the smartphone market, just over a year removed from selling ...
  25. What Starbucks' Deal With Lyft Means For Customers

    July 23, 2015
    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) already had a generous customer loyalty program. The system rewards users with stars for making ...
  26. Can a New Qualcomm Emerge From the Ashes?

    July 23, 2015
    Expectations were already low leading up to Qualcomm's (NASDAQ: QCOM) fiscal Q3 earnings release on July 22. Though Qualcomm ...
  27. LifeLock Accused of Settlement Violation by FTC

    July 23, 2015
    Shares of identity protection specialist LifeLock (NYSE: LOCK) were down sharply in price after the Federal Trade Commission ...
  28. Dunkin' Donuts to Enter Polish Market

    July 23, 2015
    Although readily identified as American treats, donuts have universal appeal to sweet-toothed eaters around the globe. At ...
  29. 4 Ways Millennials Can Buy Private Businesses

    July 23, 2015
    Buying private businesses is a good way to have greater control over your investments while increasing your income and avoiding ...
  30. Did You Know There Is a Secret McDonald's Menu?

    July 23, 2015
    Have you ever wished you could have an Egg McMuffin with a burger patty? What about a sandwich that combines the company's ...
  31. Top 4 Ways to Invest in Chinese Bonds

    July 23, 2015
    Investing in Chinese bonds isn't easy, but it is possible. Here's how.
  32. 4 Things You Didn’t Know About Southwest Airlines

    July 23, 2015
    Learn some little-known facts about Southwest Airlines' surging business.
  33. Ambarella's Success in the Drone Market

    July 23, 2015
    Analysts remain bullish on Ambarella as they see potential for further growth in the company.
  34. ETF Analysis: Vanguard Energy ETF

    July 23, 2015
    Discover the type of investment strategy the Vanguard Energy ETF follows, and learn why it may be an appropriate addition ...
  35. Netflix Poised to Capture More TV Viewing Time

    July 23, 2015
    Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) has fundamentally changed how some people watch television, and that may eventually allow the company ...
  36. Accenture Steps Up Its Acquisition Activity

    July 23, 2015
    IT services giant Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been on a shopping spree recently. First, it agreed to take full ownership of ...
  37. eBay Expanding Its Investment in Valet Service

    July 23, 2015
    Fresh off its spinoff of its PayPal division, eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) has made a move to enhance its core business of serving ...
  38. Why Best Buy Failed in China

    July 23, 2015
    Best Buy entered China with much fanfare in 2006. The Minnesota-based retailer exited quietly last year. What went wrong? ...
  39. Can Amazon Echo Compete With Siri?

    July 23, 2015
    Amazon has introduced something totally new, Echo, and it has people wondering how this device stacks up against Apple’s ...
  40. Can J Crew and Banana Republic Compete With H&M Low Prices?

    July 23, 2015
    Should J Crew and Banana Republic lower their product prices in response to competitors like H&M?
  41. Four Slumping Stocks to Consider Shorting

    July 22, 2015
    These down trending stocks have recently made a move to the upside, but it's more likely a signal to short than to buy.
  42. Analyst Bullish on Peregrine Following Q2 Update

    July 22, 2015
    Following earnings and with $68 million cash on hand, Peregrine biopharmaceutical is now planning several new studies. Roth ...
  43. Stock Breakouts Happening Now or Imminent

    July 22, 2015
    These stock are breaking out--or close to breaking out--of chart patterns, likely signaling the direction of the next trending ...
  44. Loyal Customers Drive T-Mobile Market Share Gains

    July 22, 2015
    T-Mobile (NYSE: TMUS) has been on an incredible run. The company has been adding subscribers for over two years and shows ...
  45. Harley Reaffirms Guidance After Weak Quarter

    July 22, 2015
    The new CEO at Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) may be "incredibly excited about where we're going," but that does not mean investors ...
  46. AppliedMicro Gains Another Microserver Ally

    July 22, 2015
    TSMC, the largest pure-play foundry in the world, recently announced the deployment of Hewlett-Packard Moonshot servers ...
  47. Virgin America Adds Satellite Wireless

    July 22, 2015
    In November, Virgin America (NASDAQ: VA) will begin flying to Honolulu from focus cities such as New York and San Francisco. ...
  48. Investors Turn to Artificial Intelligence

    July 22, 2015
    Since the Alan Turing developed the Turing Test, scientific researchers have worked to develop a computer with the ability ...
  49. Industries That Will Benefit From Lifting Iran Sanctions

    July 22, 2015
    After sanctions related to Iran's nuclear program are lifted, a number of global industries should benefit from the opening ...
  50. Traders Turn To Aerospace and Defense Stocks

    July 22, 2015
    Recent news from Lockheed Martin and United Technologies has put the Aerospace & Defense sector on trader's radar. We'll ...
  51. Sale of Nokia Mapping Unit Nearly Complete

    July 22, 2015
    The on-again, off-again sale of the Nokia (NYSE: NOK) HERE mapping business unit is not only on-again, it could be inked ...
  52. GameStop Completes Geeknet Acquisition

    July 22, 2015
    GameStop (NYSE: GME) recently announced that it closed its acquisition of Geeknet. The purchase price was $20 per share, ...
  53. Archer-Daniels-Midland Exits Chocolate Business

    July 22, 2015
    It is arguably best known for its corn processing capabilities, but Archer-Daniels-Midland (NYSE: ADM) was also a significant ...
  54. CF Industries Continues Its Shopping Spree

    July 22, 2015
    Just weeks after acquiring U.K.-based nitrogen producer GrowHow, fertilizer producer CF Industries (NYSE: CF) is looking ...
  55. Top Tips on Catering to Millennial Clients

    July 22, 2015
    The economic impact of Millennials is rapidly growing. Here's how to reach them.
  56. Has Nepotism Ever Worked?

    July 22, 2015
    It may very well be that hiring a relative is the right course of action for you. But before you do, carefully consider how ...
  57. Panera Changes Policy After Razor Found in Soup

    July 22, 2015
    One Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA) customer has taken the old comedy bit "waiter, is that a fly in my soup" to a whole new ...
  58. Southwest's Strategy Is the Future of The US Airline Industry

    July 22, 2015
    Learn why Southwest's current profitable business model should become the future of the airline industry.
  59. ETF Analysis: Health Care Select Sector SPDR

    July 22, 2015
    Learn about the Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund including its performance, current holdings, recent performance and the ...
  60. Public Homebuilding Companies Poised For Gains

    July 21, 2015
    The homebuilding sector is benefiting from the economic recovery and pent-up demand. The top public homebuilders have all ...
  61. Do Fast Food Franchises Mean Fast Returns?

    July 21, 2015
    We look at what it takes to own a fast food franchise: the entry costs, profit potentials, challenges, and sustainability.
  62. The Battle Between Apple Watch & Luxury Watches

    July 21, 2015
    With prices starting at $10,000, will the 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition threaten luxury watch brands like Rolex and Cartier? ...
  63. Don't Underestimate Kroger's Retail Power

    July 21, 2015
    The grocery chain Kroger has been growing stronger thanks to strategies such as holding down costs, acquisitions, and a focus ...
  64. What Makes Tesla's Business Model Different?

    July 21, 2015
    Tesla did not invent the first electric car. What it did invent was the first successful business model for bringing compelling ...
  65. 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, ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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 ...
  71. Building An Effective Watch List

    July 21, 2015
    An effective watch list will uncover opportunities missed by other traders, fund managers and market timers.
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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.
  75. 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 ...
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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. ...
  78. 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 ...
  79. 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.
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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 ...
  82. 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 ...
  83. 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 ...
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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 ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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.
  88. Swing Trading With Ichimoku Clouds

    July 21, 2015
    Ichimoku Clouds offer complex market analysis in a single visual image that addresses price, trend and momentum.
  89. 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.
  90. 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?
  91. 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.
  92. 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 ...
  93. 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.
  94. 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 ...
  95. The 6 Biggest Fortune 500 Employers

    July 21, 2015
    In 2015, five of the top six biggest Fortune 500 companies are retailers.
  96. 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?
  97. Should You Borrow From a P2P Site?

    July 20, 2015
    It's a hot trend, but is it safe? Here's how to tell.
  98. 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 ...
  99. 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 ...
  100. 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 ...
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