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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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.
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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.
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. Will the Fed Raise Rates Today?

    January 27, 2016
    Pity the Fed.
  26. 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 ...
  27. Will Amazon Overtake Netflix in 2016? (AMZN, NFLX)

    January 27, 2016
    Amazon Prime could provide serious competition to Netflix this year.
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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.
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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. ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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.
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. Adidas Vs. Nike Vs. Under Armour: Which for 2016? (NKE,UA)

    January 26, 2016
    Learn about the players in the athletic apparel industry by reviewing key financial data and plans to determine which ones ...
  50. Verizon Quickens the Pace of Wireless Innovation with 5G Technology ...

    January 26, 2016
    Read about Verizon Communications' plans to develop and deploy a 5G mobile network years before industry experts thought ...
  51. Johnson & Johnson's Q4 Profit Boosted By Drug Sales

    January 26, 2016
    Assuming JNJ can achieve its target cost savings of some $1 billion in the next two years, JNJ stock -- needing a shot in ...
  52. The Top 5 Micro Cap Healthcare Stocks for 2016 (FONR,AGTC)

    January 26, 2016
    Learn about the health care sector's performance since the bull market began and five micro-cap health care stocks to watch ...
  53. 3M Beats Q4 Profit Estimates: Tale of the Tape

    January 26, 2016
    Despite the earnings beat, these results likely won't move the needle that drastically for 3M shares.
  54. Bristol-Myers' Earnings Forecasts a Healthy Dose of Growth

    January 26, 2016
    You'd be hard-pressed to find a hotter health care stock with Bristol Myers' drug pipeline combined with its consistent execution. ...
  55. Star Wars Toys: Is The Tail Wagging The Dog?

    January 26, 2016
    With $700 million in Star Wars toys sold in less than a month. Has the success of the merchandise become the proverbial "tail ...
  56. 3 Media Properties Owned by Univision

    January 26, 2016
    An overview of three companies that are owned by Univision Communications.
  57. Johnson-Tyco Merger Is Pure Inversion

    January 26, 2016
    American conglomerate Johnson Controls Inc (JCI) plans to merge with Ireland-based Tyco International (TYC) in an inversion ...
  58. The Top 5 Morgan Stanley Funds for Retirement Diversification ...

    January 26, 2016
    Learn how to use mutual funds from Morgan Stanley to create a high-growth retirement savings portfolio with global diversification.
  59. 3 Changes to Watch at Sony (SNE)

    January 26, 2016
    Learn how Sony's restructuring has returned the company to profitability, and what signs to watch for to see if Sony can ...
  60. The Top 5 Hartford Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2 ...

    January 26, 2016
    Discover five mutual funds from The Hartford Funds that create a well balanced and profitable base for your retirement savings ...
  61. Making Money Off Your GoPro Videos (GPRO)

    January 26, 2016
    Find out how to make money from your GoPro videos. The company offers a licensing platform that allows entrepreneurs to sell ...
  62. The Top 5 Small Cap Restaurant Stocks for 2016 (BLMN,DENN)

    January 26, 2016
    Learn about the market conditions that could help continue pushing restaurant stocks higher in 2016 and the five small-cap ...
  63. 5 'Boring' Dividend Stocks for a Market Sell-off

    January 26, 2016
    Finding the right dividend stocks for bear markets isn't about seeking the highest yield. Instead, consider these five fiscally-solid ...
  64. The Top 5 Technology Penny Stocks for 2016 (QTM,AMKR)

    January 26, 2016
    Discover why the technology sector is vital to investors, and learn more about five of the most promising technology penny ...
  65. Apple's First-Quarter Results: The Mother of All Earnings

    January 26, 2016
    The fact that the market as a whole is becoming more realistic about Apple's growth can benefit the company long term.
  66. Apple Earnings: iPhone vs the Global Economy

    January 26, 2016
    Analysts expect Apple to beat their expectations and report profits once again. But the more important question weighing ...
  67. Russia Says Oil Price Is "Wrong"

    January 26, 2016
    Even as oil storage capacity nears maximum, there are hints that energy cartel OPEC may receive unexpected support from Russia, ...
  68. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Altria Stock (MO)

    January 26, 2016
    Learn the biggest risks to Altria Group stock through fundamental analysis. Also discover what external risks pose a threat ...
  69. 3 Ways GoldCorp Inc. Can Rebound from Low Gold Prices (GG)

    January 26, 2016
    Learn three factors that could result in Goldcorp's stock rebounding off of lows even as gold prices remain at their lowest ...
  70. Defined Ranges In Soft Commodities Present Opportunities

    January 26, 2016
    Based on the defined ranges shown on the charts of several soft commodities, now could be the time to watch this group for ...
  71. 2016's Most Promising Stocks (INTC, IBM)

    January 26, 2016
    Learn about the most promising stocks of 2016 and the potential they hold to bring investors safe and reliable gains over ...
  72. The Top 4 Dividend Paying Natural Gas Stocks for 2016 (NGG, SGI)

    January 26, 2016
    Learn about the top four dividend-paying natural gas-related stocks and why their stock prices and dividends may be poised ...
  73. Wingstop Inc: How It's Fared Since the 2015 IPO (WING)

    January 26, 2016
    Track the performance of Wingstop shares since the company's 2015 IPO, and learn how you would have fared had you invested ...
  74. Analyzing Cisco's Return on Equity (ROE) (CSCO)

    January 26, 2016
    Learn about Cisco's ROE and see how the company's most recent results compare to historical results and large-cap networking ...
  75. How BlackRock Became a Mammoth Asset Manager

    January 26, 2016
    The rise and continued growth of BlackRock, the world's largest investment firm.
  76. The Top 5 Micro Cap Technology Stocks for 2016 (IGLD,NCIT)

    January 26, 2016
    Learn about how the technology sector has performed over the past several years and the top five micro cap technology stocks ...
  77. Sprint Slashes 2,500 Jobs, 7% of Staff, to Lower Costs

    January 26, 2016
    Investors are worried at the implied lack of confidence in Sprint's current operating structure.
  78. Microsoft's Earnings Are All About Cloud Momentum

    January 26, 2016
    As long as Microsoft's cloud momentum exists, investors won't mind paying a higher multiple for its shares.
  79. The Top 5 Utility Penny Stocks for 2016 (FTR,TAC)

    January 26, 2016
    Discover five utility penny stocks of companies that are in the business of providing various water, electricity and phone ...
  80. Analyzing Porter's Five Forces on Verizon (VZ)

    January 26, 2016
    Examine Verizon's position in the wireless service industry by considering Porter's Five Forces and determining the company's ...
  81. Oracle Stock: A Dividend Analysis (ORCL)

    January 25, 2016
    Discover an analysis of Oracle's dividend policy and dividend ratios, which may indicate it is poised to continue raising ...
  82. McGraw Hill Financial: An Activist Investment Analysis (MHFI, ...

    January 25, 2016
    Learn about the high-profile split between McGraw Hill Financial and McGraw Hill Education, and how a few activist investors ...
  83. 3 Industrial Stocks for Income Seekers in 2016 (CAT, BA)

    January 25, 2016
    Learn about why the industrial sector may be ideal for income generation, and find out what should be the industrial stocks ...
  84. Marriott International Vs. Starwood Hotel & Resorts (MAR, HOT)

    January 25, 2016
    Learn the differences and similarities between Marriott International and Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Marriott agreed to ...
  85. The 3 Best Frontier Markets Index Funds (FM)

    January 25, 2016
    Discover how you can get immediate exposure to frontier-market equities by investing in one of the top exchange-traded funds ...
  86. Will "FANG" Stocks Outperform in 2016?

    January 25, 2016
    Facebook held the most bullish accumulation-distribution pattern into year’s end, telling investors to focus on this issue ...
  87. Why You Should Be Buying Stocks, Not Going to Cash

    January 25, 2016
    Hedge fund managers are buying up the shares of big companies. What do the managers know that we don't?
  88. 4 Ways Best Buy is Collaborating With Apple to Boost Revenue ...

    January 25, 2016
    Look at Best Buy's strong collaboration with Apple, including the rollout of the Apple Watch at all 1,050 Best Buy locations ...
  89. The Long and Short of Trading Oil ETFs/ETNs (UWTI)

    January 25, 2016
    Here are several oil ETFs to consider for both shorts and longs.
  90. Will Twitter Finally Reward Investors In 2016?

    January 25, 2016
    There are still few signs that Twitter is ready to turn the corner and reward new shareholders.
  91. The Top 5 Restaurant Penny Stocks for 2016 (SAUC, GTIM)

    January 25, 2016
    Take a look at five restaurant stocks that are trading below $5 heading into 2016. These penny stocks could produce sizable ...
  92. Avoid These Stock at All Costs Right Now (TWTR)

    January 25, 2016
    If you bet on these stocks to appreciate over the next year, then you're gambling. There are much easier (and safer) ways ...
  93. Apple Paid $1 Billion By Google For Default Search Status

    January 25, 2016
    This revenue-sharing agreement demonstrates the power of the iPhone and -- to some extent -- how dependent Google has become ...
  94. Can Oil Sink More? Experts Give Mixed Opinions

    January 25, 2016
    Plummeting oil prices are the gift that keeps on giving. Not. BlackRock's Larry Fink is among those who say we haven't hit ...
  95. Did Google Ever Leave China? (GOOG)

    January 25, 2016
    Look at Alphabet's ongoing business in China via its Google Analytics service despite the firewall blockage of Google Search, ...
  96. McDonald's Earnings Powered by All-Day Breakfast

    January 25, 2016
    While valuation concerns will remain, McDonald's appear in better hands, making it tough to bet against the momentum its ...
  97. Amazon Financing Now in the U.K.: Is America Next?

    January 25, 2016
    Amazon has unveiled a great credit product in the U.K. Will America be the next country to have access to this financing ...
  98. The World's Top 10 Restaurant Companies (MCD,SBUX)

    January 25, 2016
    Read about the world's top 10 restaurant companies, complete with a brief summary of each and its corresponding ticker symbol.
  99. 3 Consumer Stocks for Income Seekers in 2016 (AAPL, CALM)

    January 25, 2016
    Learn about the current environment facing consumer stocks and where to search for yield and capital gains within the consumer ...
  100. Watch For Stock Breakouts Here

    January 25, 2016
    Four stocks with potential breakouts across various time frames and pattern.
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