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  1. What Are The Latest News On The Beer Industry?

    January 28, 2015
    Beer isn’t a traditional commodity, as there are no futures markets associated with it, but it is considered an alternative ...
  2. Minute-to-Minute Trade Signals for Today's Scalper

    January 28, 2015
    Scalpers profit in the modern electronic environment by utilizing technical indicators that are custom-tuned to very small ...
  3. Credit Card Review: The Amazon.com Rewards Visa

    January 28, 2015
    The rewards from
  4. These 4 Stocks are Hitting Technical Headwinds

    January 28, 2015
    These up trending stocks are showing signs of weakness, indicating it may be time to sell.
  5. Why This Bond Fund Should Be in Your Portfolio

    January 28, 2015
    It’s not easy to find investment opportunities that tend to perform well in all environments, but this might be one of those ...
  6. How Steve Jobs Changed The World

    January 28, 2015
    As an innovator and visionary, Steve Jobs’s accomplishments can be held on a pedestal with the likes of Microsoft’s Bill ...
  7. How to Short Alibaba

    January 28, 2015
    We explain how and why to short Alibaba stocks.
  8. The High-Yield 'Sweet Spot' That Led Me To A 10.5% Yielder

    January 28, 2015
    As many of my long-time readers know, I generally like to have my portfolio holdings equally split among three types of dividend ...
  9. This May be the Best Trade Earnings Season Has to Offer

    January 28, 2015
    From a quick glance at AutoNation's (NYSE:AN) recent price action, you'd probably have no idea that the company has been ...
  10. The End Of BRICs... Here's How To Profit

    January 27, 2015
    The days of dartboard investing in emerging markets are over. Over the two years ended April 2008, a basket of these markets, ...
  11. The Only Homebuilders To Own Right Now

    January 27, 2015
    Now is the time to invest in the housing market, but you must be selective. As my colleague Ian Floyd recently noted, the ...
  12. How American Express Counts on Your Profligacy

    January 27, 2015
    Consumers like novelty, reliability, variety, and other subjective qualities. But what really keeps them coming back to American ...
  13. A Look at the 5 Richest People in the World

    January 27, 2015
    Who are the five richest people in the world and how did they manage that feat?
  14. Is PIMCO's Commodity Strategy (PCRDX) a Good Bet?

    January 27, 2015
    The PIMCO Commodity Real Return Strategy (PCRDX): is it a good bet for your portfolio?
  15. This Concentrated China ETF is Worth a Look

    January 27, 2015
    This under-the-radar ETF offers concentrated exposure to China’s top companies.
  16. Steve Jobs And Early Apple Investors Knew This... Do You?

    January 27, 2015
    I would bet few investors really understand what's behind the success of technology behemoth, Apple, Inc. (Nasdaq:AAPL). ...
  17. The Big News That Could Send This Cheap Stock Soaring

    January 27, 2015
    Mortgage lending fell to a 17-year low of $1.1 trillion in 2014 as tightening credit standards limited growth in new loans. ...
  18. Did You Miss the Headline That Could Send This Under $10 Stock ...

    January 27, 2015
    Mortgage lending fell to a 17-year low of $1.1 trillion in 2014 as tightening credit standards limited growth in new loans. ...
  19. Weather Market Volatility: A 2.3% Yielder With 35% Upside Potential

    January 26, 2015
    When uncertainty reigns in the global economy, you can count on stocks to be even more volatile. That has been the case recently ...
  20. Hedge Market Volatility: Buy This Dividend Aristocrat

    January 26, 2015
    When uncertainty reigns in the global economy, you can count on stocks to be even more volatile. That has been the case recently ...
  21. Organize Price-Band Relationships In Bollinger Bands®

    January 26, 2015
    Bollinger Bands have become an enormously popular market tool since the 1990s but most traders fail to tap its true potential.
  22. How Obama Gave 2 Stocks A Huge Potential Catalyst

    January 26, 2015
    Despite strong resistance from the Republican party, President Obama has been surprisingly adroit in moving his agenda through ...
  23. Time to Look at PIMCO's Total Return Fund Again?

    January 26, 2015
    It’s difficult to know which way the economy and bond market are heading, but there is an investment that has delivered through ...
  24. Four Stock Market Swing Trade Ideas

    January 26, 2015
    These four stocks are bouncing off support/resistance, or ready to break though, providing swing trading opportunities.
  25. Where To Get The Cheapest Airline Tickets

    January 26, 2015
    We test out a range of ways to get cheap tickets for your next flight.
  26. A Rare Chance To Buy Disney At A 13% Discount

    January 26, 2015
    Sometimes as analysts we're so focused on finding the next "big thing" that we overlook a great opportunity that's sitting ...
  27. This Retail Stock's Price Is Set To Double

    January 26, 2015
    Although legendary stock picker Peter Lynch hasn't been in the spotlight for many years now, his insights and experience ...
  28. Forget Nike, Buy This Stock Instead

    January 26, 2015
    Although legendary stock picker Peter Lynch hasn't been in the spotlight for many years now, his insights and experience ...
  29. In The Week Ahead: 2 Strong Investments In A Sideways Market

    January 25, 2015
    All major U.S. indices closed in positive territory last week, led by the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100, which gained 3.3%. However, ...
  30. 3 Stocks With 100% Upside

    January 25, 2015
    Biotech stocks had a banner year in 2014. Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:AGIO), Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:AVNR) ...
  31. What Is Happening To The BRIC Economies?

    January 24, 2015
    Ten years ago, it was about the BRIC countries –Brazil, Russia, India, and China, and it was thought that capitalizing their ...
  32. Options -- Accessing Stakes In Apple At Less Cost

    January 23, 2015
    Finding Apple stock costly to trade? Here are multiple ways to trade it through low-cost Apple options.
  33. Risk Management Techniques For Shorting Call Options

    January 23, 2015
    Shorting covered calls is a popular options trade strategy. Here are the methods to mitigate the risk/loss and enhance profits ...
  34. How CVS Grew Into a Drugstore Giant

    January 23, 2015
    Want proof that brick-and-mortar businesses aren't dead? Just look at this company.
  35. EU Probes Tax Laws To Catch Corporate Cheaters

    January 23, 2015
    Recently, the EU has launched an investigation into tax deals between Amazon and the country of Luxembourg.
  36. Corporate Tax Inversion

    January 23, 2015
    U.S. companies like Burger King use corporate tax inversion to take advantage of lower taxes abroad.
  37. Chart Advisor for January 22 2015

    January 23, 2015
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  38. These Oil ETFs Offer Cheap, Easy Access

    January 23, 2015
    Interested in investing in oil and the companies that extract and refine it? Here's a list of ETFs. Just be wary of fees.
  39. The 5 Wealthiest People in Mexico

    January 23, 2015
    Most people in the know have heard of Carlos Slim and his massive fortune. But what about Mexico's other richest people?
  40. Why Monthly Dividend ETFs are Good for Everyone

    January 23, 2015
    Monthly dividend ETFs can help ease the financial stress on investors of all ages. Here are a few fund names for you to consider.
  41. Use This ETF To Trade The Swiss Franc

    January 23, 2015
    Traders were stunned last week when the Swiss National Bank removed the currency peg that tied the value of the Swiss franc ...
  42. How I Found The Best-Performing Stock In 2014

    January 23, 2015
    Two-in-five. That's the number of mutual fund managers that have actually beaten the market over the past five years, according ...
  43. Ride This Niche Stock's Steep Uptrend to Double-Digit Gains

    January 23, 2015
    With the S&amp;P 500 oscillating around the psychologically important 2,000 level, I remain cautiously optimistic about the ...
  44. Day's First Trade Can Serve As Support/Resistance

    January 22, 2015
    The first trade of the day in liquid markets defines a narrow price level that can act as support or resistance for the entire ...
  45. How To Profit From These 3 Overvalued Sectors

    January 22, 2015
    Flea markets crack me up. Most of the vendors seem like they cleaned the junk from their garage and assigned an arbitrary, ...
  46. 2015 Dividend Playbook: The Only Dividend Funds To Own

    January 22, 2015
  47. The Economic Fundamentals Of The Sharing Economy

    January 22, 2015
    The sharing economy is reshaping how businesses and consumers interact with each other by lowering costs and increasing operational ...
  48. How to Choose a Robo-advisor? Follow the Money

    January 22, 2015
    Which of the many robo-advisors will still be around in a decade? Here's an informal look at who might thrive and who might ...
  49. How the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 Indexes Differ

    January 22, 2015
    The S&P 500 and Russell 2000 are used as benchmarks for broader segments of the U.S. stock market. Each index has its own ...
  50. The Most Successful App Companies

    January 22, 2015
    The rapidly expanding mobile-app industry is worth billions of dollars. Its growth has led to huge success for some firms ...
  51. Undervalued Franchises: The Best Choice?

    January 22, 2015
    Searching for an undervalued franchise? Here's a quick guide to what's hot and what's a good bet.
  52. Choose The Best Way To Fund Your Startup: Are Loans Or Equity ...

    January 22, 2015
    Which is better for a startup - debt or equity? Here are the advantages, challenges, and criteria.
  53. Which Is Better For Me: MarketWatch Or Bloomberg?

    January 22, 2015
    As part of a series comparing popular finance websites, Investopedia conducts an unbiased review of MarketWatch and Bloomberg. ...
  54. 3 Energy Related Stocks Poised For A Pop

    January 22, 2015
    A sharp decline in energy prices have created an interested opportunity in several oil-and-gas related companies. Given the ...
  55. What Buffett Says About Diversification Will Shock You

    January 22, 2015
    Working for StreetAuthority, I do a lot of different things. In the course of a day, I may be writing an article... discussing ...
  56. One Of The Rarest Metals On Earth Could Be Traders' Ticket To ...

    January 22, 2015
    Metals and mining stocks have taken a hit over the past year as global growth slowed and commodity prices plummeted. The ...
  57. This Minder Is Set To Profit From One Of The Rarest Metals On ...

    January 22, 2015
    Metals and mining stocks have taken a hit over the past year as global growth slowed and commodity prices plummeted. The ...
  58. How The 'Death Of Meat' Could Impact Your Portfolio

    January 21, 2015
    From Lehman Brothers to Worldcom to the Soviet Union, many seemingly robust institutions can disappear in a flash. Other ...
  59. 3 Stocks To Benefit From The Trillion Dollar Wealth Transfer

    January 21, 2015
    I will never forget what a key mentor told me earlier in my investing career, "You can chase billion-dollar money flows ...
  60. Do Good Buys Remain Among Beaten-Down Financials?

    January 21, 2015
    The financial sector performed the worst last month (besides energy, of course). Here's a look at some financial stocks that ...
  61. Following These Overlooked Rules Led Me To Triple-Digit Gains ...

    January 21, 2015
    It was an interesting year in the financial world in 2014, and nothing short of a spectacular year for readers of my premium ...
  62. The Overlooked Rules That Led Me To Triple-Digit Gains In 2014

    January 21, 2015
    It was an interesting year in the financial world in 2014, and nothing short of a spectacular year for readers of my premium ...
  63. Trend-Range Alternation Spawns Trading Styles

    January 20, 2015
    Markets cycle continuously between directional trends and compressed ranges in all time frames.
  64. How The Oil Market Could Crush These Homebuilders

    January 20, 2015
    Texas is the nation's largest oil-producing state. In fact, it is the world's sixth-largest oil market, dwarfing many countries. ...
  65. 2015 Dividend Playbook: The Sector Primed For Major Dividend ...

    January 20, 2015
    Across a wide range of industries, a combination of dividend increases and shareholder buyback programs has led this to ...
  66. Why I Can't Resist This Severely Beaten-Down Dividend Stock

    January 20, 2015
    Wall Street wisdom tells us not to try to catch a falling knife. Stocks in strong downtrends are more likely to keep falling ...
  67. This 6.4% Yielder Offers Double-Digit Upside

    January 20, 2015
    Wall Street wisdom tells us not to try to catch a falling knife. Stocks in strong downtrends are more likely to keep falling ...
  68. Why REITs Remain A Great Place To Put Your Money

    January 20, 2015
    REITs have been a good investment over the long haul. Here's Why.
  69. Your Best Bet for Healthcare Stocks: The XHE ETF

    January 20, 2015
    With the decent growth and wide profit margins of medical device companies, the XHE ETF shouldn't be ignored.
  70. What are the pros and cons of owning an equity REIT versus a ...

    January 20, 2015
    Learn about investing in equity, mortgage and hybrid REITs. Explore the different strategies REITs employ to generate income ...
  71. Trading Opportunities on Short-Term Pullbacks

    January 20, 2015
    Short-term pullbacks provide opportunities to enter trades in the longer-term trend direction.
  72. What is the average price-to-book ratio in the oil & gas drilling ...

    January 20, 2015
    Calculating the price to book ratio for oil and gas drilling companies can provide insight for investors interested in understanding ...
  73. What is the average return on equity for a company in the oil ...

    January 20, 2015
    Investing in the oil and gas drilling sector can be a profitable endeavor for some investors, but it is first necessary to ...
  74. What is the average price-to-earnings ratio in the oil & gas ...

    January 20, 2015
    Investing in the energy sector provides an opportunity for value investors, but it is necessary to understand metrics such ...
  75. What is the average debt/equity ratio of companies in the forest ...

    January 20, 2015
    Calculating a company's debt to equity ratio is beneficial to investors when analyzing a company's liquidity and overall ...
  76. The Secret Behind Apple's $11 Trillion Opportunity... And How ...

    January 20, 2015
    Have you ever heard the expression, "The straw that broke the camel's back?" It describes the point when a small or ordinary ...
  77. My Top Contrarian Play Offers 40%-a-Year Potential

    January 20, 2015
    As we kicked off the fourth-quarter earnings season this week, one sector got rocked on disappointing results. The market ...
  78. Earn A Potential 20% From The Craft Beer Revolution

    January 19, 2015
    Momentum, the tendency for rising stocks to soar higher and slumping ones to keep dropping, is a market anomaly investing ...
  79. The New Industry That Could Change Banking Forever

    January 19, 2015
    I highlighted LendingClub Corp.'s (NYSE:LC) successful initial public offering in December, but warned investors that enthusiasm ...
  80. What sectors are most similar to railroads?

    January 19, 2015
    Learn about sectors most similar to the railroad sector. Explore airlines, bus lines, truckers and shippers that compete ...
  81. Barron's Recap: Here's How The 'Superrich' Hedge Their Bets

    January 19, 2015
    This weekend in Barron's online: The latest Barron's roundtable, a "bogey" for Barron's, topics from Davos, the superrich ...
  82. We Beat The Market In 2014... Here's How We'll Do It Again

    January 19, 2015
    I'd like to start off today's issue by sharing an amusing anecdote from one of the books we've been passing around the StreetAuthority ...
  83. A Simple Fix To A Common Trading Pitfall Offered A 75% Win Rate

    January 19, 2015
    An old trader once told me, "Trading is the hardest easy money you'll ever make." In theory, trading is easy enough -- all ...
  84. Tackling Technicals For Beginners

    January 18, 2015
    Choosing the right indicators can be a daunting task for novice traders. It’s a much easier process when they focus their ...
  85. 2015 Dividend Playbook: The Dividend Superstars Of Tomorrow

    January 18, 2015
    As part of our multi-part series about dividend stocks, we are taking a comprehensive look at the wide range of dividend ...
  86. This Blue Chip's Chart is a Red Flag for the Market

    January 18, 2015
    Despite a strong rebound on Friday, all major U.S. indices closed lower for the week. The past two rebounds, in mid-December ...
  87. In The Week Ahead: Why This Chart Is A Red Flag For The Market

    January 18, 2015
    Despite a strong rebound on Friday, all major U.S. indices closed lower for the week. The past two rebounds, in mid-December ...
  88. The Momentum, And Methods, Behind Walmart's Model

    January 18, 2015
    Walmart's success stems from low costs, which are possible through specific supply and distribution strategies, and are passed ...
  89. The State Of 3-D Printing in 2015

    January 16, 2015
    As 3-D printing technology continues to advance, it's no longer far-fetched to imagine 3-D printers in everyday households. ...
  90. Google Ads Vs. Facebook Ads

    January 16, 2015
    Universal access to the internet through smartphones, tablets and computers has driven the success of numerous companies. ...
  91. Disrupting the Disruptors: Technology vs. the Law

    January 16, 2015
    Tech companies that are leaders in the sharing economy, like Airbnb and Uber, face legal issues.
  92. Government Bond ETFs: Pros and Cons

    January 16, 2015
    A look at the pros and cons of government bond ETFs.
  93. ChartAdvisor for January 16 2015

    January 16, 2015
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  94. Commodities Are Pulling Chile And Brazil Lower

    January 16, 2015
    Strategic investors should not only keep an eye on charts of falling commodity prices, but they should also watch the impact ...
  95. An Insider Look At The Top 10 Stocks For 2015

    January 16, 2015
    Without a doubt, our annual list of Top 10 Stocks is one of our most popular pieces of research to date. This list has helped ...
  96. Just Released: Our Top 10 Stocks For 2015

    January 16, 2015
    Without a doubt, our annual list of Top 10 Stocks is one of our most popular pieces of research to date. This list has helped ...
  97. My No. 1 Dividend Stock to Buy Based on the Charts

    January 16, 2015
    The current low interest rate environment is driving investors to seek income in the stock market and possibly take unnecessary ...
  98. Beware: A Grim Prognosis From 'Dr. Copper'

    January 15, 2015
    Commodities have been stumbling badly. To get a sense of how badly, take a look at the Greenhaven Continuous Commodity ETF ...
  99. Oil Picks For Bulls And Bears

    January 15, 2015
    Everyone thought the biggest economic news of 2014 was going to fall somewhere between the end of quantitative easing, some ...
  100. 2015 Dividend Playbook: Safe Stocks With Yields Above 4%

    January 15, 2015
    As I noted in my preview of this multi-part look at dividend payers, few investors are pleased with the fact that 10-Year ...
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