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  1. ETF Dividends: The Lowdown on How They're Taxed

    June 16, 2015
    Here's the rundown on how different ETF dividends are taxed.
  2. Why Millionaires are Running Scared

    June 16, 2015
    Most millionaires don't identify as rich and worry about maintaining their wealth. Here's why.
  3. Are Energy MLPs a Good Bet Right Now?

    June 16, 2015
    Energy MLPs offer good long-term potential. Here's why.
  4. Is Amazon Prime Actually Profitable?

    June 16, 2015
    Learn whether Amazon Prime is actually profitable, and how this depends on whether you take a short-term or long-term focus ...
  5. 5 Great Stocks You Didn't Know Existed

    June 16, 2015
    If you're looking for new investment opportunities, check out these five stocks that tend to fly under the radar of popular ...
  6. Is It Time To Invest In Turkey?

    June 16, 2015
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's neo-Ottoman sultanate is off the table for now, but the political gridlock and rising ...
  7. How Baidu Makes Money

    June 16, 2015
    China's largest search engine, Baidu makes a lot of money, the majority of which comes from a growing customer base for its ...
  8. Is Amgen About to Enter a Battle Over Billions?

    June 15, 2015
    The Food and Drug Administration's key advisory committee has given the thumbs-up to two new drugs belonging to an entirely ...
  9. Why Insider Selling Is a Bad Reason to Sell Gilead

    June 15, 2015
    Biotech blue chip stock Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) has been nothing short of unstoppable over the past four years. Over ...
  10. FireEye's 3 Most Important Numbers

    June 15, 2015
    It seems that every week, a sensational new case of computer hacking bursts into public view, raising awareness of increasing ...
  11. 3 Reasons Lockheed Martin Stock Could Fall

    June 15, 2015
    Defense contractor Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) boasts an enviable place in the industry, with a long slate of projects the ...
  12. 5 Things lululemon athletica Wants You to Know

    June 15, 2015
    When lululemon athletica (NASDAQ: LULU) announced strong fiscal-first-quarter results last week, investors had every reason ...
  13. 5 Things Whole Foods Management Wants You to Know

    June 15, 2015
    Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) has revealed that its new concept stores, aimed at millennial shoppers and slated for a ...
  14. 3 Reasons Windstream Holdings Stock Could Rise

    June 15, 2015
    The telecom business is ever-changing, and rural telecom company Windstream Holdings (NASDAQ: WIN) has had to change with ...
  15. Most Important Mergers And Acquisitions Of 2015

    June 15, 2015
    Nearly halfway through the year, 2015 is proving to be a big one for mergers and acquisitions.
  16. Delta's Pilot Deal Is Good for Both Sides

    June 15, 2015
    Earlier this month, Reuters reported that Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) had reached a tentative agreement with the Air Line ...
  17. The Top 3 Reasons Southwest's Stock Is a 'Buy'

    June 15, 2015
    Discover the key differences between Southwest Airlines and other major U.S. airlines that have made Southwest a major business ...
  18. How Did Mark Cuban Get Rich?

    June 15, 2015
    From his first business to today, here’s how Mark Cuban got rich.
  19. Microsoft Is Paying Dividends. Is Its Share Price Undervalued ...

    June 15, 2015
    How can you use the dividend discount model to estimate the value the common stock of Microsoft?
  20. How is the concept of long tail growth used in marketing?

    June 15, 2015
    Learn how implementing a long-tail growth strategy can be beneficial to your business and take it to the next level by serving ...
  21. Analysts React to Twitter CEO Stepping Down

    June 15, 2015
    After facing pressure from investors for a while, Twitter Inc. CEO Dick Costolo finally announced that he will be stepping ...
  22. Top 6 Most Profitable Clothing Retailers

    June 15, 2015
    If you’ve visited any mall in America recently, you’ve likely stepped into one, or all, of these clothing companies' shops. ...
  23. Oracle, Rite Aid & FedEx Highlight Quiet Earnings Week

    June 14, 2015
    Things will be pretty quiet on the earnings front again this week as we wait for the new season to begin. However, a few ...
  24. Barron's Recap: The 2015 Midyear Roundtable

    June 14, 2015
    This weekend in Barron's online: the Barron's midyear roundtable, high-yield bond funds with tax-free payouts, as well as ...
  25. What Rite Aid's Earnings Will Say About Its Future

    June 12, 2015
    Among turnaround stories, it's hard to find a better one than Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD). The drugstore chain has largely recovered ...
  26. 5 Things Seadrill Wants You to Know

    June 12, 2015
    The slowdown in the offshore drilling market isn't yet showing any signs of abating. That was abundantly clear from comments ...
  27. 3 Reasons Inovio Pharmaceuticals Stock Could Rise

    June 12, 2015
    Over the trailing year, Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: INO) shares have clawed about 3% higher. Comparatively, the broad-based ...
  28. Is Cisco Stock a Buy?

    June 12, 2015
    Shares of networking giant Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) have risen by about 70% over the past three years, rewarding investors who ...
  29. Why Costco's Same-Store Sales Are Falling

    June 12, 2015
    A disturbing trend has started to materialize at Costco (NASDAQ: COST) that should give current and prospective investors ...
  30. 3 Reasons Melco Crown Stock Could Rise

    June 12, 2015
    When Americans think of gambling, most think of Las Vegas. Globally, though, the once little-known former Portuguese colony ...
  31. Why Is American Stockpiling $10 Billion in Cash?

    June 12, 2015
    Whether in the spirit of sharing profits fattened by lower oil prices, or simply as a means to keep shareholders on board, ...
  32. Could This Tiny Company Threaten Celgene?

    June 12, 2015
    A deal between the small-cap biotech company Sorrento Therapeutics (NASDAQ: SRNE) and a biopharma venture capital company ...
  33. Twitter Fueling the Fire between Periscope and Meerkat

    June 12, 2015
    Meerkat was launched a mere month before SXSW and quickly penetrated the live video streaming arena. Its simple interface ...
  34. 3 Reasons Alcatel-Lucent Stock Could Rise

    June 12, 2015
    For years, telecom equipment manufacturer Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) has struggled to regain its former glory, with the ...
  35. Will DRAM Supply Dictate The Future Of Micron?

    June 12, 2015
    Fluctuating DRAM prices over the past few years have had a profound impact on companies in the semiconductor sector, such ...
  36. 9 Junk Bond ETFs You Should Eye Right Now

    June 12, 2015
    Volatility aside, there’s still some value left in high yield bonds. Pending rate increases shouldn’t effect junk as gravely ...
  37. How to Find the Best Bets in Muni Bonds

    June 12, 2015
    Approach investing in municipal bonds the same as you would investing in stocks.
  38. 3 Reasons Pfizer Stock Could Fall

    June 12, 2015
    Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) has been something of an anomaly over the past couple of years. Despite facing an ...
  39. Why Are Sales at The Container Store Falling?

    June 12, 2015
    The Container Store's (NYSE: TCS) 2013 initial public offering was supposed to give the markets yet another high-flying ...
  40. 3 Reasons Sierra Wireless Stock Could Rise

    June 12, 2015
    After Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) disappointed investors with weaker-than-expected guidance for the second consecutive ...
  41. 3 Reasons Altria Group Stock Could Rise

    June 12, 2015
    For decades, many investors have believed Altria Group (NYSE: MO) was doomed to fail, with its tobacco business being the ...
  42. 5 Things Westport Innovations Wants You to Know

    June 12, 2015
    Westport Innovations (NASDAQ: WPRT) has faced a tough past few years. Frankly, the slower-than-expected adoption of heavy-duty ...
  43. How Are eBay And Amazon Different?

    June 12, 2015
    Learn how eBay differs from Amazon in the e-commerce environment for both buyers and sellers, and understand why each operates ...
  44. How Viber Makes Money

    June 12, 2015
    Viber is a popular VOIP application, but it has been operating at a loss for years. How does it make money and can it make ...
  45. Analyzing Alibaba Vs. Amazon Business Models

    June 12, 2015
    Learn how Alibaba and Amazon compare in terms of each company's applied business model, and understand the markets each company ...
  46. Why It's The Right Time To Buy Rite Aid

    June 12, 2015
    Recently considered to be a distressed stock, learn whether or not Rite Aid is currently undervalued.
  47. Should Netflix Consider Commercials And Ads?

    June 12, 2015
    Understand why Netflix does not currently support commercials or ads on its streaming site, and learn how it could benefit ...
  48. How Airlines & Hotels Will Benefit From Cuban Tourism

    June 12, 2015
    Travel to Cuba is still officially frowned upon, but U.S. travelers and tour companies are taking potential penalties for ...
  49. Grocery Wars: Who Will Win in 5 Years?

    June 12, 2015
    Grocery stores have been slowly transitioning to become the kind of grocery stores that Millennials want and need.
  50. Eurozone Gains Momentum--But Can It Last?

    June 11, 2015
    Eurozone economic growth has picked up, most notably in France and Italy, but can it last, particularly as Greece continues ...
  51. 10 Industries Forever Changed By Mobile Apps

    June 11, 2015
    Mobile apps and services have forever changed the way that some industries operate.
  52. Isis Reports Solid Phase 2 SMA Data

    June 11, 2015
    Isis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ISIS) released solid phase 2 data for ISIS-SMN Rx in infants with Type I spinal muscular atrophy, ...
  53. Strategies To Trade The Nasdaq Index

    June 11, 2015
    The Nasdaq is by far the best-known technology index in the world, and there are plenty of strategies to trade on the Nasdaq ...
  54. The Importance Of LIBOR In Financial Markets

    June 11, 2015
    What is LIBOR and why are its interest rates so important to the financial markets?
  55. What Moves Apple's Stock Price?

    June 11, 2015
    The iPod, iPhone, and iPad propelled Apple stock to new heights. The Apple Watch is yet unproven. What will drive stock prices ...
  56. Why Is Silicon Valley A Startup Heaven?

    June 11, 2015
    Silicon Valley persists as a primary destination for tech startups. Investopedia explores why it is beneficial to start a ...
  57. Will J.C. Penney Ever Recover?

    June 11, 2015
    After a series of drastic missteps, J.C. Penney may finally be making a turnaround.
  58. Trading Forex Options: Process And Strategy

    June 11, 2015
    What are the processes to trade forex options on most liquid currency pairs, and what are some strategies for success?
  59. How To Game The Video Game Industry

    June 11, 2015
    Investopedia explores the business, current developments, future trends of video games industry and how the overall industry ...
  60. 3 Reasons Intel Stock Could Rise

    June 11, 2015
    The shrinking PC market is taking a toll on Intel's (NASDAQ: INTC) stock, with the shares down about 12% so far this year. ...
  61. 1 Lesson J.C. Penney Teaches About Investing

    June 11, 2015
    If there's one positive thing investors can take from J.C. Penney's (NYSE: JCP) performance over the past few years, it's ...
  62. Groupon Wants You to Know These 5 Things

    June 11, 2015
    Four years ago, it looked as if Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) would become a huge force in the e-commerce world, with its pioneering ...
  63. Stock Market Bounce? Buy These Stocks

    June 11, 2015
    The pullback in the S&P 500 has presented buying opportunities. Here are four stocks to watch.
  64. 3 Key Numbers ARM Holdings Investors Need to Know

    June 11, 2015
    ARM Holdings (NASDAQ: ARMH) has experienced tremendous growth over the past decade as chips built on the ARM architecture ...
  65. Biogen's Biosimilars Program Leaps Forward

    June 11, 2015
    Until recently, biologic drugs were insulated against generic competition because they are difficult to duplicate, and no ...
  66. Is Zillow Stock a Buy?

    June 11, 2015
    When Zillow Group (NASDAQ: Z) announced mixed first-quarter 2015 results last month, investors seemed to have little reason ...
  67. 3 Things That Could Push Linn Energy Higher

    June 11, 2015
    Linn Energy (NASDAQ: LINE) has been incredibly volatile in 2015. The company's units have been up more than 35% at various ...
  68. 3 Reasons PotashCorp Stock Could Rise

    June 11, 2015
    Throughout much of the 2000s, fertilizer companies were among the best performers in the stock market, and Canada's Potash ...
  69. How Google Maps Makes Money

    June 11, 2015
    Find out how Google Maps generates revenue through subtle techniques that many users may not even be aware of.
  70. Options Strategies That Profit From Rite Aid's Volatility

    June 11, 2015
    Learn why options strategies such as the long straddle and the long strangle enable investors to make big money with Rite ...
  71. 4 Things Ambarella Management Wants You to Know

    June 11, 2015
    Ambarella (NASDAQ: AMBA), which makes video processing chips, reported strong earnings results on June 2. For its fiscal ...
  72. Are These 5 Retailers in Trouble?

    June 11, 2015
    The retail environment is a tough one and some companies are doing better than others.
  73. Is Smaller Better When Investing Overseas?

    June 11, 2015
    When it comes to global stocks think small (and not in a market-cap sense). Smaller developed nations have outperformed larger ...
  74. 10 Creative Strategies for Finding Wealthy Clients

    June 11, 2015
    Thinking outside of the box when it comes to meeting prospective wealthy clients can ultimately pay off.
  75. How Is Google Regulated In The US?

    June 11, 2015
    Learn why Google has been the target of an anti-trust investigation by the Federal Trade Commission as well as a civil penalty ...
  76. Google Is Now Richer Than Over 100 Countries

    June 11, 2015
    Find out where Google ranks among the wealthiest nations of the world and which countries report GDP figures below the tech ...
  77. Top Grossing Sci-Fi Films Of All Time

    June 11, 2015
    Science fiction movies are not just for nerds anymore. In fact, these films can be big money makers at the box office.
  78. The Best 5 Grocery Companies To Work For

    June 11, 2015
    With such a variety of different chains though, how does one decide where to hand in his or her application when the time ...
  79. The Economics Of Solar Power

    June 11, 2015
    Even with the massive strides made in technological innovation, sustainable energy has failed to usurp traditional fossil ...
  80. Is Amazon Fresh A New Threat to Walmart?

    June 11, 2015
    As Amazon Fresh expands its service, Walmart is developing its own online grocery delivery and pickup service, which could ...
  81. Salesforce Buyout

    June 11, 2015
    It’s been over a month now since buyout rumors first began to circulate after sources revealed that Salesforce, the biggest ...
  82. Elon Musk's Ventures-Bringing His Visions to Life

    June 11, 2015
    Elon Musk has worked to bring to life his visions for a virtual payment system, solving our energy needs, and exploring space.
  83. Active Traders Look To Regional Banks

    June 10, 2015
    From an active trader’s perspective, now is an interesting time to take a look at the regional banks.
  84. FuelCell Energy Earnings: Short of a Full Charge?

    June 10, 2015
    FuelCell Energy (NASDAQ: FCEL) came up short of most expectations when it reported second-quarter financial results on Tuesday. ...
  85. Chat Wars: Business Models of WhatsApp Vs Skype

    June 10, 2015
    Skype and Whats App are two newer avenues of communication that have been acquired by major companies because of their potential ...
  86. This Trial Could Be Worth Billions to Amgen

    June 10, 2015
    Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) will soon know whether European and U.S. regulators will give it the go-ahead to begin marketing its ...
  87. 3 Reasons Plug Power Stock Could Rise

    June 10, 2015
    Alternative energy production has come a long way in the past decade, with several different technologies vying for legitimacy ...
  88. 4 Things Clean Energy Fuels Wants You to Know

    June 10, 2015
    Considering that Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ: CLNE), North America's largest provider of natural gas for transportation, ...
  89. What's Behind Galena's 58% Rise in 2 Weeks?

    June 10, 2015
    Within the biotechnology sector there pretty much hasn't been a hotter company over the last two weeks than Galena Biopharma ...
  90. Gilead Sciences' Under-the-Radar Growth Machine

    June 10, 2015
    It's truly amazing just how quickly Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) transformed itself from just another somewhat large biotechnology ...
  91. Vertex Double Downs on Cystic Fibrosis

    June 10, 2015
    Source: Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: VRTX) already has a cystic fibrosis drug, Kalydeco, on the ...
  92. 1 Ballooning Number Killing Chesapeake's Stock

    June 10, 2015
    Last week Chesapeake Energy's (NYSE: CHK) stock price touched a new 52-week low. The culprit was new data from the U.S. ...
  93. Is KakaoTalk A Real Threat To Whatsapp?

    June 10, 2015
    KakaoTalk rules among Koreans and offers an enticing range of features, but can it compete with the WhatsApp, the most widely ...
  94. Is This Johnson & Johnson's Next Blockbuster?

    June 10, 2015
    Healthcare conglomerate Johnson &amp; Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) may not be associated with high-growth biotech companies, but ...
  95. Lululemon Athletica Posts a Solid Beat and Raise

    June 10, 2015
    You can exhale now, lululemon athletica (NASDAQ: LULU) investors. Though Wall Street was anticipating fiscal-first-quarter ...
  96. 3 Reasons Frontier Communications Stock Could Rise

    June 10, 2015
    Activity in the telecom arena has been fast and furious in recent years, as companies jockey for position between the high-growth ...
  97. Is Tesla Changing Its Business Model?

    June 10, 2015
    Tesla's new home battery system stores solar energy. With it, the luxury electric car maker is asserting itself as a green ...
  98. Top 5 Most Profitable Hotel Companies

    June 10, 2015
    How can companies control so many properties and rooms? The same way McDonald’s controls 35,000 restaurants: franchise agreements.
  99. Few Target-Date Managers Invest in Their Own Funds

    June 10, 2015
    Target-date funds have experienced explosive growth in the past 20 years. Many managers who run them, however, have failed ...
  100. Kohl's: Does a Broken Stock Mean a Broken Company?

    June 10, 2015
    Kohl's stock is broken, but the company is strong.
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