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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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, ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. ChartAdvisor for August 13 2015

    August 14, 2015
    Weekly technical summary of the major technical indicators.
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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, ...
  21. 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, ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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.
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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.
  46. 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 ...
  47. Skechers Creates a Latin American Subsidiary

    August 13, 2015
    Footwear maker Skechers (NYSE: SKX) recently announced that it would transform its Latin American business from a third-party ...
  48. IBM Expands Cloud Partnership

    August 13, 2015
    The past few weeks have been tough on IBM (NYSE: IBM) shareholders. Since announcing second quarter results on July 20th, ...
  49. Bahrain to Pay $150 Million for F-16 Upgrades

    August 13, 2015
    Big news this week out of Bahrain. According to an official notification to Congress by the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation ...
  50. Havertys Raises Dividend by 25%

    August 13, 2015
    Furniture retailer Havertys (NYSE: HVT), as per habit, has again found some spare change under its sofa cushions. This week, ...
  51. Tetra Tech Lands 2 New USAID Contracts

    August 13, 2015
    Shares of U.S. government contractor Tetra Tech (NASDAQ: TTEK) are up over 3.5% for the week after the company landed two ...
  52. 5 Reasons Why Google Inc Is Now Alphabet Inc

    August 13, 2015
    Puzzled about the recent Google restructuring? Here are the top reasons why Google Inc. renamed itself Alphabet Inc.
  53. Ignite Restaurant Group Struggles With Turnaround

    August 13, 2015
    Will walk-up window service at Joe's Crab Shack be enough to reverse the fortunes of Ignite Restaurant Group (NASDAQ: IRG)? ...
  54. Republic Airways Reports Declines in July Metrics

    August 13, 2015
    Operational difficulties have eaten into the metrics of Republic Airways Holdings (NASDAQ: RJET), which disclosed its key ...
  55. 5 Companies That Are Changing the World We Live In

    August 13, 2015
    Learn about the different types of companies that are changing the world; discover five specific companies that represent ...
  56. It's Not Just K+S Directors Who Opppose Potash Bid

    August 13, 2015
    It is understandable that the board of directors of German fertilizer and chemical specialist K+S would stand fast against ...
  57. If You Had Invested Right After Google's IPO

    August 13, 2015
    Find out more about how much money you would have if you invested $1,000 in Google Incorporated right after its initial public ...
  58. How Much Coca-Cola Spends on Advertising

    August 13, 2015
    Learn about Coca-Cola's ad spending and why the company has decided to spend the amount of money it does. Understand comparable ...
  59. 3 Reasons Why Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Keeps Sliding

    August 13, 2015
    Understand how Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) operates and what industry it operates in; learn three reasons why AMD slid in ...
  60. Looking to Invest in Cybersecurity? Consider FireEye

    August 13, 2015
    Discover more about the cybersecurity industry and get information about one of the most promising cybersecurity companies, ...
  61. 3 High-Yield Investment Grade Stocks You Should Consider

    August 13, 2015
    Discover three high-yield investment-grade stocks for income and appreciation. Interest rate risk is the largest source of ...
  62. UWTI Market Cap Continues to Grow

    August 13, 2015
    Investigate the market cap growth of the VelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil ETN, and find out why investors are jumping in ...
  63. What If You'd Invested Right After Netflix's IPO?

    August 13, 2015
    Find out more about how much you would have made if you invested in Netflix Incorporated right after its initial public offering, ...
  64. Vitaminwater Has Been Coca-Cola’s Best Purchase

    August 13, 2015
    Read about Coca-Cola's high profile acquisition of Glaceau Vitaminwater in 2007, and learn how the deal stacks up after more ...
  65. The 5 Reasons Why RadioShack Went Out of Business

    August 13, 2015
    Learn five reasons why RadioShack went bankrupt: store concentration, online competition, product concentration, management ...
  66. WestRock Boxes Up an Acquisition

    August 13, 2015
    One of the biggest names in cardboard, WestRock Company (NYSE: WRK), is getting a little bigger this week. On Tuesday, the ...
  67. You Know Debt & Deficit Are Not The Same, Right?

    August 13, 2015
    An educational article explaining in detail how deficit differs from debt and how are they related.
  68. Now McDonald's Is Testing Table Service

    August 13, 2015
    No doubt because the people taking your order behind the register are always so pleasant, McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) thinks ...
  69. Don't Be Too Impressed With Shake Shack Comps

    August 13, 2015
    At first glance, Shake Shack (NYSE: SHAK) comparable-store sales numbers are impressive, jumping 12.9% versus 4.5% growth ...
  70. Global Blood Therapeutics Stock Soars in IPO

    August 13, 2015
    The winning streak of recent biotech IPOs has gotten longer. On Wednesday, the latest new issue in the sector, Global Blood ...
  71. Cisco Shares Jump on Fourth Quarter Earnings

    August 13, 2015
    With all of three weeks under his belt, new Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) CEO Chuck Robbins hosted his first quarterly earnings call ...
  72. Fossil Group Posts Mixed Q2 and Cuts Guidance

    August 13, 2015
    The stock price of watch and accessories maker Fossil Group (NASDAQ: FOSL) has continued its recent downward trend on the ...
  73. Burger King Doubles Down on New Menu Item

    August 13, 2015
    For Restaurant Brands International (NYSE: QSR), its Burger King chicken fries seem like one of those bad fast food ideas ...
  74. Netflix, DreamWorks Partner on Mr. Peabody Show

    August 13, 2015
    The middling box office results of the DreamWorks Animation (NASDAQ: DWA) film, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, has not stopped ...
  75. If You Had Invested Right After Tesla's IPO

    August 13, 2015
    Find out more about how much you would have if you invested in Tesla Motors Incorporated right after its initial public offering, ...
  76. Financial Advisors: Social Media Is a Gold Mine

    August 13, 2015
    Learn how social media is a gold mine for financial advisers. Maintaining a social media presence enables you to reach customers, ...
  77. Looking to Invest in Coca-Cola? Here's What to Expect

    August 13, 2015
    Learn about the Coca-Cola company as well as the industry in which it operates. Understand what its investors should expect ...
  78. Cuba Tourism: What Will It Cost You?

    August 13, 2015
    Understand the various costs involved with taking a trip to Cuba, including vaccination costs, airfare, tour costs and converting ...
  79. What's the Secret Behind Ambarella's Success?

    August 13, 2015
    Learn more about Ambarella, and understand some the primary reasons behind the company's continuing high level of growth ...
  80. Netflix Will Soon Be Worth More Than Direct TV

    August 13, 2015
    Understand the similarities and differences between Netflix and DirectTV. Learn about four key reasons why Netflix will be ...
  81. 3 Stocks to Protect Your Portfolio from Inflation

    August 13, 2015
    Discover three stocks to protect portfolios against inflation. The best companies to protect against inflation are those ...
  82. What Is So Hot about Salesforce?

    August 13, 2015
    Learn about Salesforce and the suite of customer relationship management software it offers. Understand what exactly makes ...
  83. Salesforce and SAP: Don’t Expect the Same From Both

    August 13, 2015
    Take a look at the similarities and differences between SAP and Salesforce in the customer relationship management (CRM) ...
  84. Charlie Munger Success Story: Net Worth, Education & Top Quotes

    August 13, 2015
    Learn about Charlie Munger. Understand what drives him, how his early life shaped his later success, how he found that success ...
  85. How to Decide When to Sell Mutual Fund Shares

    August 13, 2015
    Whether actively-managed or index there is a need to monitor mutual fund holdings. Here's how advisors can help clients decide ...
  86. Picking Apart a Winning New Bond Fund Alternative

    August 13, 2015
    Schooner's Hedged Alternative Income Fund offers a unique strategy, but does its upside potential outweigh its downside risk ...
  87. Deflate Inflation with These 9 Assets

    August 13, 2015
    Now might not be the right time, but investing in these assets may eventually prove to be good hedges against inflation.
  88. Most Of Wall Street Bullish On Alibaba

    August 13, 2015
    Shares of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) sold off on Wednesday, trading at a historical all-time low of $71.03, ...
  89. Warren Buffett's Latest Bet: The Riskiest Yet?

    August 13, 2015
    Warren Buffett just made the biggest — and possibly riskiest — acquisition of his career.
  90. Should You Invest in STAY (or Should You Go?)

    August 13, 2015
    Bank of America is warning its advisors to steer clear of John Paulson's Advantage Fund, partially because of Extended Stay ...
  91. How Google's Search Engine Makes Money

    August 13, 2015
    A deep analysis of how Google's search engine and related services have made it one of the biggest companies on the planet.
  92. ABM Industries One of Six to Compete for Contract

    August 12, 2015
    The U.S. Department of Defense announced new defense contracts worth a combined $678 million Wednesday. The biggest contract ...
  93. What Does Macy's Miss Mean for the Rest of Retail?

    August 12, 2015
    Macy's (NYSE: M) swung and missed its second quarter sales and earnings this morning, causing its stock to slump 5% for ...
  94. Everything You Need To Know About Retail Earnings...Before They ...

    August 12, 2015
    As we approach the end of earnings season, investor attention turns toward retailer reports. Many will focus on big department ...
  95. QTS Realty Trust At The Intersection Of Real Estate And Technology

    August 12, 2015
    Data center REITs sit squarely at the intersection of real estate and technology. On August 11, QTS Realty Trust Inc (NYSE: ...
  96. AR & Inventory Turnover Is Key For These Sectors

    August 12, 2015
    Accounts receivable and inventory turnover are two important ratios in the current asset category. We will also discuss the ...
  97. Pfizer Stock Is Like An Extended Release Drug

    August 12, 2015
    Pfizer is a leading research-driven pharmaceutical company, but how good is its financial health?
  98. The Right Way To Set Up Your Trading Screens

    August 12, 2015
    Well-organized trading screens sum up intraday market action, breaking it into digestible bites that can speed up complex ...
  99. Use Monthly Charts, Get Better Investment Results

    August 12, 2015
    Investors can increase profits with monthly charts that gauge the progress of open positions.
  100. Top 4 European Bonds ETFs

    August 12, 2015
    Learn about the top exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that invest primarily in treasury and corporate bonds issued by European ...
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