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  1. ETF Analysis: PowerShares Dynamic Pharmaceuticals

    August 19, 2015
    Learn about the PowerShares Dynamic Pharmaceuticals exchange-traded fund, which specializes on investing in pharmaceutical ...
  2. ETF Analysis: Market Vectors Oil Services ETF

    August 19, 2015
    Take a deeper look at the Market Vectors Oil Services exchange-traded fund, a Van Eck product that tracks the performance ...
  3. ETF Analysis: Market Vectors Biotech

    August 19, 2015
    Learn more about one of the most popular biotechnology exchange-traded funds, the Market Vectors Biotechnology Exchange-Traded ...
  4. 3 Hotel REITs that Outperformed the Market

    August 19, 2015
    There are quite a few REITs that own and operate a collection of hotels and other lodging properties. They are known as hospitality ...
  5. ETF Analysis: iShares MSCI Taiwan

    August 19, 2015
    Take a look at the largest Taiwan ETF: BlackRock's iShares MSCI Taiwan. Learn how investors can best apply EWT to their overall ...
  6. The Economics of FanDuel

    August 19, 2015
    Part of fantasy sports’ success lies in one-day and week-long contests serving as an alternative to season-long games. FanDuel, ...
  7. ETF Analysis: iShares Global Healthcare

    August 19, 2015
    Learn more about the iShares Global Healthcare exchange-traded fund which tracks the health care segment of the S&P Global ...
  8. Payroll Processors, Regional Banks await Rate Hike

    August 19, 2015
    Short-term interest rates are creeping higher, which is good news for money market fund managers, payroll processors and ...
  9. Acquisition of Zulily Inc

    August 19, 2015
    On August 17, 2015, Zulily Inc (ZU), an e-commerce company that caters mothers and children, announced that it will be strategically ...
  10. How Does The Eurobond Work?

    August 18, 2015
    No, the Eurobond is NOT from Europe, and is different from EurobondS! Here’s how a Eurobond works, its benefits and its risks.
  11. Nike, Inc. Is A Growth Company

    August 18, 2015
    Nike is not only a very popular sports brand, it's a great stock too. Nike calls itself a growth company; let's take a closer ...
  12. ETF Analysis: Direxion Daily Energy Bear 3x

    August 18, 2015
    Learn about the Direxion Daily Energy Bear 3x (NYSE Arca: ERY) exchange-traded fund (ETF). ERY gains when energy prices drop, ...
  13. Student Loan Asset-Backed Securities: Safe or Subprime?

    August 18, 2015
    Similar to the mortgage-backed securities that caused the 2008 recession, student loan asset-backed securities could lead ...
  14. ETF Analysis: iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap

    August 18, 2015
    Learn more about the iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap ETF, and understand how savvy investors might incorporate this ETF into their ...
  15. Is Coca-Cola Ready to Do More Deals?

    August 18, 2015
    Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) appointed a new president and chief operating officer that, according to at least one analyst, could ...
  16. McDonald's Finally Launches a Loyalty App

    August 18, 2015
    Investors might want to ask McDonald's (NYSE: MCD), "What took you so long?" The fast food chain is launching a loyalty ...
  17. Papa John's Pushing "Clean" Ingredients

    August 18, 2015
    For nearly 20 years, Papa John's (NASDAQ: PZZA) has used the tag line, "Better Ingredients, Better Pizza" in its commercials, ...
  18. ETF Analysis: iShares Russell 1000 Value

    August 18, 2015
    Learn about the iShares Russell 1000 Value exchange-traded fund (ETF), which invests in value stocks that are included in ...
  19. ETF Analysis: iShares Russell 1000 Growth

    August 18, 2015
    Learn about the iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF, including how the fund is constructed, its holdings and its strong recent ...
  20. Best Stocks to Buy for Less Than $5

    August 18, 2015
    Learn more about interesting small-cap stocks, selling for less than $5 per share, that investors may wish to consider adding ...
  21. How Xiaomi Profits from $100 Phones

    August 18, 2015
    With smartphones priced below $100 and its newest phones at just a few hundred dollars, how is Chinese company Xiaomi posting ...
  22. Will Donald Trump Take Donations for His Campaign?

    August 18, 2015
    Will Donald Trump's billions net him the Republican nomination, or will he need the help of wealthy donors?
  23. Will Arch Coal file for Bankruptcy?

    August 18, 2015
    In the last four years, Arch Coal Inc. (ACI) has been facing headwinds from lower price of coal amid global oversupply. The ...
  24. JC Penney Recovers from Marketing Missteps

    August 18, 2015
    An analysis of how JC Penney's misguided marketing strategies caused its stock to fall from $80 to $8 per share.
  25. How To Trade Forex With Bitcoin

    August 18, 2015
    We look at ways to trade forex with bitcoin and the pitfalls in doing so.
  26. Here Are The 6 Hottest New York Startups Of 2015

    August 18, 2015
    Meet the latest generation of leading New York startups, which may pose a serious threat to their Silicon Valley counterparts.
  27. Invest in Costco? First Understand Its Balance Sheet

    August 18, 2015
    A strong balance sheet sets a company apart and boosts investor confidence. How healthy is Costco based on an analysis of ...
  28. Should You Work At A Boutique Investment Bank?

    August 18, 2015
    Boutique investment banks are consistently increasing their marketshare. Should you consider a job at a boutique instead ...
  29. Top 3 Emerging Markets Bonds ETFs

    August 18, 2015
    Read about three of the best ETFs for exposure to emerging markets debt, which tends to be higher-yielding than bonds in ...
  30. Invest in These 5 Industries When Oil Is Cheap

    August 18, 2015
    Airline and transportation companies benefit directly from cheap oil. But industries that benefit indirectly from cheap oil ...
  31. Analysts Bullish on BioDelivery Ahead of FDA Event

    August 18, 2015
    Analysts expect BioDelivery stock to be bolstered by the upcoming PDUFA date and potential FDA approval for BELBUCA on October ...
  32. Colgate-Palmolive, The Clean And Shiny Investment

    August 18, 2015
    Is Colgate-Palmolive's dividend track record and share buyback a compelling enough reason to buy it?
  33. The Repercussions of Gravity Payments' $70K Minimum Wage

    August 18, 2015
    Gravity Payments announced in April 2015 that it would begin paying its employees a minimum salary of $70,000, but not everyone ...
  34. 5 Companies With Hot Summer Earnings

    August 18, 2015
    Some companies have strong earnings year round, while others see a seasonal spike in revenue during different times of the ...
  35. Oil Is Down, Why Are Airlines Not Lowering Prices?

    August 18, 2015
    The price of oil has dropped more than 50% in a year, but airline ticket prices are still high. Why have airlines not lowered ...
  36. How Does Wealthfront Work and Make Money?

    August 18, 2015
    Wealthfront is a financial technology company that uses software to manage assets for its clients. To open an account, clients ...
  37. Famous Celebrities Who Love Investing

    August 18, 2015
    Celebrities have a bit of a bad reputation these days. These five celebrities, though, have used their fame and their money ...
  38. Sending Money: MoneyGram vs. Western Union

    August 17, 2015
    Comparing the differences between the services – and the fees.
  39. Groupon Lays Off 20 Breadcrumb Workers

    August 17, 2015
    Groupon (NYSE: GRPN) has laid off 20 employees in its Breadcrumb restaurant software business. The move happened after Breadcrumb ...
  40. Strong Stocks with More Bullish Potential

    August 17, 2015
    These stock are trending, and setting up to go even higher. Here's how to trade them.
  41. Results Slip at Key Las Vegas Sands Unit

    August 17, 2015
    Because of a slump in its key market, the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau, Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) has suffered big ...
  42. Target to Test Grocery Delivery Service

    August 17, 2015
    Soon you will be able to do your grocery shopping at Target (NYSE: TGT) from your couch. According to a report by the StarTribune, ...
  43. Applied Micro CFO Resignation Triggers Sell-Off

    August 17, 2015
    On Friday, server-on-a-chip semiconductor maker Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (NASDAQ: AMCC) shed nearly 5% of its ...
  44. "Sesame Street" Heading to Time Warner's HBO

    August 17, 2015
    In an agreement that may or may not lead to Snuffleupagus paneling on Real Time with Bill Maher and Sam the Eagle contributing ...
  45. Cash Flow

    August 17, 2015
    The net amount of cash and cash-equivalents moving into and out of a business. Positive cash flow indicates that a company's ...
  46. Vista Outdoor Beats on Earnings and Revenue

    August 17, 2015
    Firearms, ammunition, and hunting sports accessories maker Vista Outdoor (NASDAQ: VSTO) released financial results for its ...
  47. Centene Soon to Change Up CFO Position

    August 17, 2015
    Pretty soon, Centene Corp (NYSE: CNC) will have a new CFO. Last week, the Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program ...
  48. How Does Tim Cook's Management Style Differ from Steve Jobs?

    August 17, 2015
    Understand the differences between Tim Cook and Steve Jobs. Learn if the perceived differences makes Cook a good or bad leader ...
  49. Applied Materials Stumbles on Weak Guidance

    August 17, 2015
    On Friday, shareholders of one particular well-known tech company were anything but happy. The reason: Applied Materials ...
  50. Will Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Ever Make a Comeback?

    August 17, 2015
    Discover more about the current condition of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and learn why it is unlikely the company can make ...
  51. Freeport-McMoRan Halts Indonesian Copper Exports

    August 17, 2015
    The business climate in Indonesia goes from bad to worse for copper and gold miner Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX), which halted ...
  52. K+S Says PotashCorp Deal Is Dying but Not Dead

    August 17, 2015
    A merger between Canadian fertilizer giant PotashCorp (NYSE: POT) and its German counterpart K+S is still possible, just ...
  53. What Happened to the 3D Printing Revolution?

    August 17, 2015
    The 3D printing revolution's promised on-demand manufacturing and custom body organs are yet to materialize. What happened? ...
  54. SiriusXM Adds More Music Channels

    August 17, 2015
    In its ongoing fight to sign up and retain subscribers in a world where customers can access nearly every song ever recorded ...
  55. J.C. Penney Trounces Wall Street ... Again

    August 17, 2015
    Bucking the trend of recent retailer reports, J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) reported second quarter earnings that trounced analyst ...
  56. Shake Shack Secondary Offering Sends Stock Reeling

    August 17, 2015
    The secondary offering of Shake Shack (NYSE: SHAK) stock priced last week, with four million shares issued at $60 each, ...
  57. 5 Tech Stocks That Should Be on Your Radar

    August 17, 2015
    Get an overview of the current state of the technology sector, and learn about strong tech stocks that investors should consider ...
  58. Lockheed Martin to Buy Sikorsky. Is It the Right Move?

    August 17, 2015
    Discover more information on the Lockheed Martin acquisition of Sikorsky, and learn why this move makes good strategic business ...
  59. Will Tech Stocks Survive Higher Interest Rates?

    August 17, 2015
    Learn why large tech companies such as Apple and Google are likely to not be impacted by interest rate increases, but newer ...
  60. Top 3 Vanguard Managed ETFs

    August 17, 2015
    Find out which three Vanguard exchange-traded funds made into the list of best Vanguard products for new and established ...
  61. Nordstrom's Comps Crush Its Industry Peers in Q2

    August 17, 2015
    Nordstrom (NYSE: JWN) recently reported solid second quarter earnings that topped analyst estimates on both the top and ...
  62. SunEdison Teams With Dominion on Utah Project

    August 17, 2015
    Busy renewable energy major SunEdison (NYSE: SUNE) has found a partner for one of its projects in the West. The company ...
  63. Coca-Cola Names New President and COO

    August 17, 2015
    Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) has made a top-level executive appointment. The company announced late last week that it promoted James ...
  64. CoStar Reports On Light Industrial Facilities: Demand Exceeds ...

    August 15, 2015
    Last Wednesday, CoStar Group Inc (NASDAQ: CSGP)'s Randyl Drummer published an article detailing how the lack of supply of ...
  65. ChartAdvisor for August 13 2015

    August 14, 2015
    Weekly technical summary of the major technical indicators.
  66. King Digital Gets Candy Crushed on Lower Bookings

    August 14, 2015
    Shares of Candy Crush Saga King Digital Entertainment (NYSE: KING) fell almost 11% on Friday, even though its second quarter ...
  67. Honeywell Lands an $800 Million Award From Navy

    August 14, 2015
    The U.S. Department of Defense announced new defense contracts worth a combined $1.98 billion Thursday. The biggest contract ...
  68. Will Boeing Have to Accelerate Plane Production?

    August 14, 2015
    Boeing (NYSE: BA) has a big backlog. Really big. At last report, the Seattle plane maker owed its customers some 5,730 aircraft ...
  69. Kohl's Becomes Second Retailer to Miss Big

    August 14, 2015
    It is beginning to shape up as a bad time for retail after Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) reported earnings that fell short of analyst ...
  70. Houlihan Lokey Rises Modestly in IPO

    August 14, 2015
    The latest financial services company to hit the stock market, Houlihan Lokey (NYSE: HLI), saw a modest bump in share price ...
  71. AMC Scores Big Ad Rates for Walking Dead Spinoff

    August 14, 2015
    Even before airing a single episode, the new AMC Networks (NASDAQ: AMZ) show Fear the Walking Dead is already a hit with ...
  72. Keurig Looks to Save Money Via Productivity Fixes

    August 14, 2015
    Keurig Green Mountain (NASDAQ: GMCR) has had a tough run recently. Consumers have not embraced its new 2.0 brewers, and ...
  73. Kraft Heinz to Cut 2,500 Jobs in North America

    August 14, 2015
    One of the less appealing aspects of nearly every merger is the consolidation of a workforce. The inevitable will soon happen ...
  74. Pearson Sells Out of Its Stake in The Economist

    August 14, 2015
    The ownership structure of the business and current affairs magazine The Economist has changed drastically. On Thursday, ...
  75. FLIR Systems Picks a Permanent CFO

    August 14, 2015
    Ever since Tony Trunzo retired from the post of chief financial officer at FLIR Systems (NASDAQ: FLIR) five months ago, ...
  76. DrPepper Snapple Takes a Stake in BodyArmor

    August 14, 2015
    Like Coca-Cola investing in do-it-yourself soda machines and energy drinks, DrPepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) is diversifying ...
  77. Shake Shack Getting Ahead of Higher Wages

    August 14, 2015
    Shake Shack (NYSE: SHAK) workers in certain parts of the country may soon be enjoying a pay raise. The company said during ...
  78. PepsiCo Launches Aspartame-Free Diet Pepsi

    August 14, 2015
    Is it a case of too little, too late? PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) announced that its new aspartame-free Diet Pepsi brand is going ...
  79. Tesla Ludicrous: Is It Worth the Price?

    August 14, 2015
    Learn more about the new Ludicrous Mode performance upgrade available for the Tesla Model S, and find out how affordable ...
  80. Top 3 ETFs for Investing in India

    August 14, 2015
    Find out which exchange-traded funds are poised to perform the best with the continued rise of the Indian economy as a major ...
  81. Top 3 Biotech ETFs

    August 14, 2015
    Learn about three popular ETFs in the biotechnology sector, how they differ, and which ones may be appropriate for long term ...
  82. REITs vs. REIT ETFs: How They Compare

    August 14, 2015
    Learn about the difference in investing in a REIT for a single real estate company versus investing in a REIT ETF that tracks ...
  83. If You Had Invested Right After Facebook's IPO

    August 14, 2015
    Find out more about how much you would have made if you invested $1,000 into Facebook Incorporated right after its initial ...
  84. Top 5 Web-Based Platforms Used by Financial Advisors

    August 14, 2015
    Read about some of the best online software for financial advisers, and learn what these tools can do to make a financial ...
  85. Costco Scrambles to Defend Its Egg Policies

    August 14, 2015
    Costco (NASDAQ: COST) is ruffling the feathers of animal rights activists, because it is not moving fast enough to free ...
  86. 3 Value Stocks Millennials Should Consider

    August 14, 2015
    Understand what a value stock is and why a value stock would be attractive to a millennial. Learn about three value stocks ...
  87. McDonald's Plans to Shrink Its U.S. Operations

    August 14, 2015
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCS) recently announced that it would shrink its U.S. presence by 59 locations this year. The company ...
  88. Is It too Late to Get into the Netflix Frenzy?

    August 14, 2015
    Explore the current state of Netflix and the question of whether its sharp rise in share price over a two-year period means ...
  89. It Might Be Too Late for Inverse Oil ETFs

    August 14, 2015
    Learn why investors seeking to short the price of oil may want to be careful when using leveraged ETFs, and see how oil prices ...
  90. Comparing Coca-Cola and Pepsi's Business Models

    August 14, 2015
    Understand more about the Coca-Cola company and the PepsiCo company. Learn about the key similarities and differences that ...
  91. YouTube Can Be A Real Threat for Netflix

    August 14, 2015
    Understand the similarities and differences between YouTube and Netflix. Learn about three key reasons why YouTube can become ...
  92. Coke Research Blames Obesity on Exercise, Not Diet

    August 14, 2015
    When judging research, it is important to consider the source. A new survey paid for by an association of video game manufacturers ...
  93. How Is Ambarella Related to GoPro?

    August 14, 2015
    Read about the close business relationship GoPro and Ambarella share, including a discussion of potential risks and future ...
  94. Understanding Taxation On Leveraged ETFs

    August 14, 2015
    Read about the potential tax implications for investors of leveraged exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, and learn why leveraged ...
  95. 4 Cybersecurity Value Stocks to Watch For

    August 14, 2015
    Discover how huge data breaches to major companies have caused an upswing in the cybersecurity industry, and top stocks investors ...
  96. Looking to Go Short on China? Here's How

    August 14, 2015
    Learn how to take short positions on markets in China by investing in long and short exchange-traded funds focusing on the ...
  97. Wealthy Clients are Thirsty for Better Advice

    August 14, 2015
    New research uncovers the ultra-weathy's fast-growing demand for better, in-depth investment advice.
  98. Celgene Vs. Gilead: Vetting for the Best Biopharma

    August 14, 2015
    Read about the similarities between the drug companies Celgene and Gilead, and learn about promising potential drug candidates ...
  99. Is EMQQ the Best ETF Bet for China?

    August 14, 2015
    There are many ETFs that track Chinese equities, but this one is unique. Here's why.
  100. Is Advanced Micro Devices Bankruptcy Imminent?

    August 14, 2015
    Review the current financial condition of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and the consensus of opinion on whether the company ...
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