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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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.
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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.
  6. 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 ...
  7. 10 Industries Forever Changed By Mobile Apps

    June 11, 2015
    Mobile apps and services have forever changed the way that some industries operate.
  8. 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, ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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?
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. Will J.C. Penney Ever Recover?

    June 11, 2015
    After a series of drastic missteps, J.C. Penney may finally be making a turnaround.
  14. 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?
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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. ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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.
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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.
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. Are These 5 Retailers in Trouble?

    June 11, 2015
    The retail environment is a tough one and some companies are doing better than others.
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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.
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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.
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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. ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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, ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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. ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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.
  55. 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 ...
  56. Kohl's: Does a Broken Stock Mean a Broken Company?

    June 10, 2015
    Kohl's stock is broken, but the company is strong.
  57. How Elon Musk Became A Superstar

    June 10, 2015
    An overview of the early life and education of Elon Musk, one of the great innovators of our time.
  58. How Southwest Airlines Has Won Over Travelers

    June 10, 2015
    Understand what Southwest Airlines' competitive advantages are and how they manage to edge out other airlines.
  59. Bye, Mad Men: How the Net Is Changing Advertising

    June 10, 2015
    The Internet and digital media are changing the way companies advertise and market themselves. More targeted, varied and ...
  60. Netflix's Next Target: Prime-Time TV

    June 10, 2015
    Learn the main reasons Netflix needs to go head-to-head with cable companies by offering live TV.
  61. Why Is the Government Going After Costco?

    June 10, 2015
    Banks aren't the only companies that have found themselves in the crosshairs of federal law enforcement agencies of late. ...
  62. The Secret to New York Community Bancorp's Success

    June 9, 2015
    New York Community Bancorp (NYSE: NYCB) is an incredibly well-run bank. Since 1994, its first full year as a publicly traded ...
  63. Strategic Traders Are Turning To Agriculture

    June 9, 2015
    As summer approaches many commodity traders are looking for opportunities at the agriculture sector. We'll take a look at ...
  64. Organovo Earnings Preview: 3 Key Areas to Watch

    June 9, 2015
    After today's market close, bioprinting upstart Organovo Holdings (NYSEMKT: ONVO) will report earnings for its fiscal fourth ...
  65. Comparing Impact Investing & Venture Philanthropy

    June 9, 2015
    Impact investing and venture philanthropy might be similar, but there are differences and one is more popular than the other ...
  66. Impact Investing: How it Works and How to Invest

    June 9, 2015
    Impact investing makes a positive impact, socially and/or environmentally, while also aiming to produce positive returns, ...
  67. Are the Busiest U.S. Retailers Good Investments?

    June 9, 2015
    Do the country's top three retailers in terms of traffic present good investments?
  68. Debunking 5 Robo-Advisor Myths

    June 9, 2015
    Robo-advisors are not going to replace their flesh and blood counterparts. Here's how their future will likely play out.
  69. Top Spots to Wine and Dine Clients in New York

    June 9, 2015
    New York City is one the world's best places to wine and dine a client. From power lunches to sushi to celebrity chef spots, ...
  70. Will Zynga's New Strategy Win Back Mobile Gamers?

    June 9, 2015
    Explore the history and current activities of the Web game developer Zynga, and learn what the company is doing to make a ...
  71. Try Southwest Airlines Options To Avoid Risks

    June 9, 2015
    Learn how to take a position in Southwest Airlines' stock using option strategies that have limited or defined risk.
  72. Androxal FDA Decision Approaches: Will RPRX Benefit?

    June 9, 2015
    In the volatile world of biotech investing, speculative investors look to get their hands on stocks early before positive ...
  73. GoPro Inc's Road to Recovery

    June 9, 2015
    GoPro shares have been steadily increasing as sales of its action cameras improve and incorporate new developments.
  74. Facebook’s Rise to Global Ubiquity

    June 9, 2015
    Looking at Facebook’s advertising metrics, growth rates, and do-good initiatives, it becomes clear why the stock has become ...
  75. The Future Of Tesla

    June 8, 2015
    To buy a stock is more than buying a stake in a company; it’s voicing your belief in the company and your confidence in the ...
  76. Apple Will Market Perform With iPhone 6s

    June 8, 2015
    Historically, Apple’s S-cycles have had a lower year-over-year growth than non-S cycles, and the 6S cycle could see a slowing ...
  77. Checking Account Reviews: Chase Premium Platinum

    June 8, 2015
    Which perks and services come with Premier Platinum and is it worth the cost to you?
  78. Billionaire Phillip Frost Is at It Again

    June 8, 2015
    Over the past 40 years, Phillip Frost became one of the most respected entrepreneurs in healthcare by cobbling together ...
  79. Celgene Takes a Step Back in CAR-T Immunotherapy

    June 8, 2015
    In 2013, Celgene Corp. inked a deal with bluebird bio in which the two companies would leverage their expertise to develop ...
  80. 3 Reasons GoPro Stock Could Rise

    June 8, 2015
    GoPro (NASDAQ: GPRO) stock has had an incredible run. Its 56% jump over the past three months was spurred by its stellar ...
  81. 3 Reasons Caterpillar Stock Could Rise

    June 8, 2015
    Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) plays an essential role in the global economy by providing construction machinery and other heavy ...
  82. 4 Things Costco's Management Wants You to Know

    June 8, 2015
    On the final business day of May, Costco (NASDAQ: COST) reported its results for the three months ended May 10. Along with ...
  83. Will Southwest Airlines Disrupt United in Houston?

    June 8, 2015
    American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL) has had a rough time in the past few quarters, as Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) has disrupted ...
  84. This Key Amgen Drug Is Setting a Precedent

    June 8, 2015
    Biotech blue-chip stock Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) has practically had its way with Wall Street over the last five years. While ...
  85. 3 Reasons Lockheed Martin Stock Could Rise

    June 8, 2015
    Investors have had wild swings in sentiment about the defense industry in recent years, as Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and ...
  86. 3 Reasons Freeport-McMoRan's Stock Could Rise

    June 8, 2015
    Freeport-McMoRan investors haven't had a lot to celebrate over the past year. Not only have they lost most of their dividend ...
  87. The Biggest Stock Losses YTD; How They Look Now

    June 8, 2015
    Down more than 50% year to date (YTD), here's how these hard hit stocks are looking now.
  88. Top Healthcare Stocks Rallying Under Obamacare

    June 8, 2015
    The healthcare industry, bullish via Obamacare, has plenty of stocks with major upside.
  89. These Firms Are Tops Among Advisor Clients

    June 8, 2015
    A new study shows that financial advisors, even at the most popular firms, aren't doing enough to strengthen ties to clients.
  90. Freeport-McMoRan, Glu Mobile And Others Insiders Have Been Buying

    June 8, 2015
    With the markets still near all-time highs after a long bull run, investors have had to get more selective when it comes ...
  91. Bankrate Releases Ranking Of 175 Cities Based On Satisfaction ...

    June 8, 2015
    According to a report released Monday by Bankrate.com (NYSE: RATE), the Phoenix metro area has been cited as the best place ...
  92. Sears, Lululemon Highlight Off-Season Earnings Reports

    June 7, 2015
    A sprinkling of off-season earnings reports are on the schedule for this week. While there are no real market movers among ...
  93. ASCO Reaffirms Why I'm Holding Exelixis

    June 5, 2015
    There are dozens upon dozens of healthcare events each and every year that highlight the latest advancements in pharmaceuticals, ...
  94. 3 Reasons Rite Aid Stock Could Keep Soaring

    June 5, 2015
    It wasn't that long ago that many investors believed shares of drugstore chain Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) were destined to lose ...
  95. 3 Reasons Union Pacific Stock May Fall

    June 5, 2015
    Is the U.S. economy still wending its way through a drawn-out recovery? Or are we sliding back toward a flat gross domestic ...
  96. 5 Things Chimera Investment Wants You to Know

    June 5, 2015
    If you're looking for a juicy dividend stock and are willing to assume the associated risk, then Chimera Investment Corporation ...
  97. 3 Reasons CalAmp Stock Could Rise

    June 5, 2015
    Just more than a month ago, shares of CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) skyrocketed more than 30% in just two days after the company ...
  98. 3 Key Numbers Windstream Investors Must Know

    June 5, 2015
    Dividend investors have followed telecom stocks loyally for years as a source of reliable income, and rural telecom specialist ...
  99. 5 Key Numbers Eagle Rock Investors Need to Know

    June 5, 2015
    Vanguard Natural Resources (NASDAQ: VNR) has been busy in 2015. The company is acquiring two smaller upstream MLP rivals, ...
  100. An Unfortunate Fact About J.C. Penney's Stock

    June 5, 2015
    It's safe to say that J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) has, at the very least, a perception problem. According to the latest data ...
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