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  1. Countries Most Affected By A Strong U.S. Dollar

    May 6, 2015
    The U.S. dollar is still the most important currency in the world. It's used for trade, foreign reserves, and as a substitute ...
  2. 5 Things The Container Store Wants You to Know

    May 6, 2015
    It's safe to say that The Container Store (NYSE: TCS) has seen better days. Since going public at the end of 2013, its shares ...
  3. Another Goliath Partners With Isis Pharmaceuticals

    May 6, 2015
    The anticoagulant warfarin has been doctors' go-to anticoagulant in heart disease and post operative patients for decades, ...
  4. 5 Things American Capital Agency Wants You to Know

    May 6, 2015
    It's been a rough ride for American Capital Agency (NASDAQ: AGNC) over the past few quarters, as an uncertain interest-rate ...
  5. 1 Analyst Weighs In On Simon Property Group's Activity, Earnings ...

    May 5, 2015
    Argus on Monday published a note updating global mall REIT Simon Property Group Inc (NYSE: SPG) after the company reported ...
  6. How Nasdaq Makes Money

    May 5, 2015
    NASDAQ provides a marketplace which offers money-making opportunities to investors. Investopedia explains how NASDAQ makes ...
  7. How The NYSE Makes Money

    May 5, 2015
    We examine how the New York Stock Exchange, the leading US stock exchange, makes money.
  8. Facebook's Expansion Into China

    May 5, 2015
    Expanding into China would greatly help Facebook's growth and revenues, but the barriers to entry may be too strong.
  9. Trending Swing Trades On the Verge of Triggering

    May 5, 2015
    These trades are close to their "trade triggers," so pay close attention to them this week.
  10. Gilead's Price Cuts Cause Hep C Scripts to Soar

    May 5, 2015
    Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) didn't make many friends last year when it priced its next-generation hepatitis C drugs, ...
  11. Why Netflix Content Is Different In Other Countries

    May 5, 2015
    In each country, Netflix offers different shows and movies, and your account will not work when moving between countries. ...
  12. Top Mortgage-Backed Securities ETFs

    May 5, 2015
    Investing in mortgage-backed securities has many advantages, but studying their history may make you wary.
  13. Top 10 Lead-Generation Tips for Financial Advisors

    May 5, 2015
    The top 10 strategies advisors can implement to generate leads, as well as the ones they should avoid.
  14. Young Investors: Should You Care About Dividends?

    May 5, 2015
    If you're a young investor, you may want to consider a non-traditional approach to investing.
  15. Are These Your Best ETF, ETN Bets for 2015?

    May 5, 2015
    These 10 ETFs and ETNs have been on fire, but will investors who don't proceed with caution get burned?
  16. Are Annaly's Best Days Behind It?

    May 5, 2015
    While shares of Annaly Capital Management (NYSE: NLY) are trading at a 52-week low of nearly $10 a share, this shouldn't ...
  17. How To Calculate Beta Of A Private Company

    May 5, 2015
    We explain two methods for calculating the beta of a private company.
  18. Realty Income Earnings: 4 Trends to Watch

    May 4, 2015
    Investors seeking a stable and rising dividend have long kept Realty Income Corporation (NYSE: O) on their watch lists. ...
  19. Avid CEO Talks Turning The Company Around And Rejoining NASDAQ

    May 4, 2015
    "We're really trying to address the entire business from the entire workflow, not just one piece of the chain," Avid Technology, ...
  20. Spotting First Rise Patterns And What To Do With Them

    May 4, 2015
    The first rise pattern marks the first 100% retracement of a downtrend within the time frame of interest.
  21. Sarepta Earnings Preview: 3 Things to Watch For

    May 4, 2015
    Since the stock peaked at more than $55 per share in October 2013, Sarepta Therapeutics' (NASDAQ: SRPT) shareholders have ...
  22. How 42 Words Completely Changed Exelixis' Report

    May 4, 2015
    Exelixis (NASDAQ: EXEL), a predominantly clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel therapies ...
  23. The Container Store's Earnings Were a Disaster

    May 4, 2015
    The Container Store (NYSE: TCS), an upscale retailer of storage and organization products, has had a rough time since going ...
  24. What Windstream's Done Deal Means for Investors

    May 4, 2015
    For years, rural telecom company Windstream Holdings (NASDAQ: WIN) provided healthy and reliable dividend payments to shareholders, ...
  25. Top Alternatives to Penny Stocks

    May 4, 2015
    Have the stomach for high risk? Consider these alternatives to penny stocks.
  26. Best ETFs to Trade the Tokyo Stock Exchange

    May 4, 2015
    Japanese stocks are soaring thanks to incredibly aggressive monetary policy. Should you go for the ride?
  27. Should You Bet on These 5 Inverse Oil ETFs?

    May 4, 2015
    While these oil inverse ETFs can make a lot of fast money, investors need to proceed with caution.
  28. Should Bet on This Top Gaming ETF?

    May 4, 2015
    BJK has been performing well, but is this just a blip in an otherwise bear market for gaming companies?
  29. What Makes Apple Inc. So Valuable?

    May 4, 2015
    Apple is the most valuable company in the world by a landslide. How did it get there and will it stay on top?
  30. Today's Top ETFs: Worth a Bet or Should You Pass?

    May 4, 2015
    ETFs can be profitable and dangerous. Here's a list of today's most popular funds and what you should watch about them.
  31. Are These the Top 3 Value Stocks of 2015?

    May 4, 2015
    A look at three value plays for the long-term investor.
  32. 5 Things You Missed in Intuitive Surgical's Report

    May 1, 2015
    When it comes to Star Trek-like surgical technology, Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ: ISRG) is the cream of the crop. Its da ...
  33. Isis Earnings Preview: 3 Things You Should Know

    May 1, 2015
    The past six weeks haven't been too pretty for shareholders of predominantly clinical-stage biotech stock Isis Pharmaceuticals ...
  34. Why Do Hedge Funds Love Cheniere Energy?

    May 1, 2015
    On the surface, Cheniere Energy (NYSEMKT: LNG) looks like the prototype for an overvalued stock. It doesn't generate any ...
  35. 3D Printing Earnings Exposes a Potential Red Flag

    May 1, 2015
    In recent weeks, 3D printing giants 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) and Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) have both warned investors that ...
  36. How To Track Upcoming IPOs

    May 1, 2015
    Interested in investing through IPOs? Here is the list of free sources for information on upcoming IPOs.
  37. 3 Key Takeaways From Enterprise Products' Earnings

    May 1, 2015
    Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE: EPD) released its first-quarter earnings on Thursday. Some investors might be shocked ...
  38. Costco Just Extended Its Advantage Even Further

    May 1, 2015
    If you thought Costco (NASDAQ: COST) couldn't become any more dominant than it already is, then think again. Over the past ...
  39. Leveraged S&P 500 ETFs: Are These the Best?

    May 1, 2015
    A look at the top six S&P 500 leveraged ETFs.
  40. Why Not All Dow Stocks are Created Equal

    May 1, 2015
    For the most part, the Dow has been on fire since March 2009. So profits of its components are growing, right?
  41. Top Places to Work for Financial Advisors

    May 1, 2015
    Looking for a job in the financial services sector? Here's a list of the top companies for financial advisors.
  42. Penny Stocks that Had Potential But Failed

    May 1, 2015
    Welcome to the wild world of penny stocks. Here's what to expect.
  43. Are These 3 Agricultural ETFs, ETNs a Good Bet?

    May 1, 2015
    Three top tier agriculture ETFs and ETNs to consider when the time is right.
  44. Occidental Petroleum: No Gas Stations, No Problem

    May 1, 2015
    An in depth look at influential oil and gas company Occidental Petroleum.
  45. These Investments Have Soared in 2015

    May 1, 2015
    These five investments are on fire and still offer high potential going forward. Here's why.
  46. Is the DSUM Yuan Fixed Income ETF a Good Bet?

    May 1, 2015
    An an depth look at PowerShares Chinese Yuan Dim Sum Bond ETF and its risks.
  47. 3 Top Pharma Stocks that Pay Regular Dividends

    May 1, 2015
    The low down on three big name, dividend-paying pharma stocks.
  48. Are These 3 Alternative Energy ETFs Good Bets?

    May 1, 2015
    Eyeing alternative energy? Consider these three ETFs to gain exposure.
  49. Who's Banning Facebook Now?

    May 1, 2015
    Facebook may have over one billion monthly users, but there are many countries, including China, where the social media giant ...
  50. Why GoDaddy Stock Should Be On Your Radar

    May 1, 2015
    GoDaddy's recent IPO was a success and the company's market offers great potential, drawing investor interest.
  51. Who Are The Brains Behind Apple?

    May 1, 2015
    These Apple employees have helped make the company what it is today.
  52. Defensive? Eye Infrastructure via the IGF ETF

    May 1, 2015
    Investing in infrastructure is not exactly the flavor of the day, but it may prove useful to turn toward defensive sectors ...
  53. ChartAdvisor for May 1 2015

    May 1, 2015
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  54. Taking Measure: Gold, Diamonds and... Karats?

    April 30, 2015
    We look at the difference between karats and carats, as well as investment opportunities in gold and diamonds.
  55. Citi Likes Windstream & New CS&L REIT Spin

    April 30, 2015
    Citi Research on Monday issued a 42-page research report "Spin for WIN," maintaining its Buy rating for the new Windstream ...
  56. 4 Stocks Getting Squeezed and Looking to Pop

    April 30, 2015
    These stocks are getting compressed as the price makes higher swing lows into a resistance area at 52-week highs. Eventually, ...
  57. Market Timing Tips & Rules You Should Know

    April 30, 2015
    Market timing rules benefit investments by finding the best prices and times to take exposure and book profits.
  58. When And How To Tackle Earnings Reports

    April 30, 2015
    Trading earnings news for consistent profits requires considerable discipline and patience.
  59. Solar City Wants to Own This Trend

    April 30, 2015
    Are investors waking up to solar's potential in the commercial and industrial segment? In February, First Solar (NASDAQ: ...
  60. How UnitedHealth Group Makes its Money

    April 30, 2015
    Here's how UnitedHealth Group, poised to grow even more, rakes it in.
  61. Top 3 High Yield Stocks with Growth Potential

    April 30, 2015
    High yield and growth potential don't often go hand in hand, except when it comes to these three stocks.
  62. How Close Is J.C. Penney to Bankruptcy?

    April 30, 2015
    Struggling retailer J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) has reported a net loss in each of the past four years. The company's balance ...
  63. Is Qualcomm the Biggest Bargain in Tech?

    April 30, 2015
    Shares of Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM), the leading provider of mobile processors and the owner of much of the technology behind ...
  64. Biogen's Tecfidera Loses Some Luster

    April 30, 2015
    Since winning FDA approval in 2013, Biogen's (NASDAQ: BIIB) Tecfidera has become the most widely prescribed oral multiple ...
  65. Why Celgene Is Betting on This Tiny Biotech

    April 30, 2015
    Celgene (NASDAQ: CELG) is handing over $100 million in cash and has agreed to pay up to an additional $385 million in milestone ...
  66. Who Spends More On The Military China Or The U.S.?

    April 30, 2015
    Long the military top dog in the Pacific and the world, the U.S. now faces rising pressure from China. How do the two countries' ...
  67. How India Makes Money

    April 30, 2015
    India currently has the ninth largest nominal GDP (and third largest in PPP) in the world.
  68. Commodity Traders Are Using This ETF To Invest In Livestock

    April 30, 2015
    Strategic traders should be paying attention to the livestock markets.
  69. What is Warren Buffett's Net Worth In 2015?

    April 29, 2015
    How much is Warren Buffet worth in 2015 and what holdings does he have?
  70. Jumping On Retail With ETFs

    April 29, 2015
    Retail ETFs offer limited trading and investment choices, with two primary funds and a single illiquid leveraged fund.
  71. 3 Key Takeaways From Linn Energy's Earnings

    April 29, 2015
    Linn Energy (NASDAQ: LINE) and its affiliate, LinnCo (NASDAQ: LNCO), reported first-quarter results before the opening bell ...
  72. Putin Says Russian Economy Healing - Is He Right?

    April 29, 2015
    Putin claims the Russian economy has turned the corner. Is he right or is it just the oil price?
  73. American Airlines & US Airways Merger: It Matters!

    April 29, 2015
    While the two airlines' merger creates a new giant in the industry and reduces choice for consumers and employees, investors ...
  74. GoPro Earnings Beat Expectations: Key Takeaways

    April 29, 2015
    GoPro (NASDAQ: GPRO) reported solid first-quarter results after market close on Tuesday, surpassing its own guidance and ...
  75. The Netflix P/E Ratio: What You Need To Know

    April 29, 2015
    We show you how to compute and analyze the P/E ratio for Netflix.
  76. Does United Continental Finally Get It?

    April 29, 2015
    While the United Airlines-Continental Airlines merger got off to a strong start in 2011, United Continental (NYSE: UAL) ...
  77. Why Facebook is Banned in China

    April 29, 2015
    Tight controls imposed by China have resulted in the ban of several foreign social media sites, like Facebook, but how did ...
  78. Can Tradier's Brokerage API Replace Traditional Brokers?

    April 29, 2015
    Tradier, an up-and-coming brokerage firm that’s carving a niche for itself as the world’s “first brokerage API company,” ...
  79. Cognex Earnings Preview: 3 Key Areas to Watch

    April 29, 2015
    Machine vision specialist Cognex (NASDAQ: CGNX) is set to report its first-quarter earnings on Monday after the market closes. ...
  80. Twitter Shares Crumble; Wall Street Reacts

    April 29, 2015
    Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) reported Q1 earnings Tuesday and disappointed investors with weak results. The stock fell following ...
  81. Is Freeport-McMoRan Bailing on Oil and Gas?

    April 29, 2015
    Weak oil prices are forcing Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) to take a hard look at its oil business. This is after these weak ...
  82. Trading Risks And Rewards In Your Favor

    April 29, 2015
    Measure reward and risk targets before taking a trade, and let those numbers guide your open position.
  83. Groupon Earnings Preview: 3 Key Items to Watch

    April 29, 2015
    Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is scheduled to report first-quarter earnings on Tuesday, May 5. Investors will be looking for the ...
  84. Top Foreign Debt ETFs & Funds for Diversification

    April 29, 2015
    Foreign fixed income options for investors seeking capital preservation and diversification
  85. How the UK Makes Money

    April 29, 2015
    The United Kingdom has one of the strongest economies in the world thanks to the strength of its services, manufacturing ...
  86. How to Invest in the Shanghai Composite Index

    April 28, 2015
    If you want access to China's A-Share market, this is how to do it.
  87. Investment Banks: Not a Good Bet Right Now?

    April 28, 2015
    Investment banks might appear safe to investors at the moment, but they're probably more dangerous than advertised.
  88. Top 4 High-Yielding Preferred Stock ETFs

    April 28, 2015
    ETFs offer diversification, a clear advantage. Preferred stock ETFs offer even more.
  89. Target Date Funds: More Popular, Cheaper Than Ever

    April 28, 2015
    How target date funds can help investors weather volatility when it comes to saving for retirement.
  90. How Ecommerce Titan eBay Makes its Money

    April 28, 2015
    eBay is a $68 billion ecommerce titan. Here's why.
  91. Chesapeake Finally Puts 1 Legacy Issue to Rest

    April 28, 2015
    To put it bluntly, when co-founder and CEO Aubrey McClendon left Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) in 2013, he left quite a ...
  92. Do Energy Sector CAPEX Cuts Equal Opportunity?

    April 28, 2015
    Pessimism in the oil patch has reached new levels. Does this mean the sector could be the ultimate value investing buy?
  93. Enterprise Products' Earnings: What to Watch

    April 28, 2015
    Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE: EPD) will release its first-quarter earnings on April 30. Normally, these sorts of things ...
  94. How Coursera Works & Makes Money

    April 28, 2015
    Coursera was founded in 2012 by two Stanford University computer science professors as a for-profit provider of MOOCs that ...
  95. Southwest Airlines Picked the Right Time to Grow

    April 28, 2015
    Between 2011 and 2014, Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) took a hiatus from growth. It increased its capacity less than 2% ...
  96. Everything Wall Street Has Said About Twitter This Week

    April 28, 2015
    Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR) is scheduled to report its first quarter results on Tuesday after market close. Here is a roundup ...
  97. How Big Data Has Changed Healthcare

    April 28, 2015
    Like many other industries, healthcare has adapted to data analytics not only for its financial returns but also improving ...
  98. The Story Behind Apple's Success

    April 28, 2015
    The marketing helps, and the media and fan frenzy never hurt; but it is the quality of the products that drive Apple's success. ...
  99. How China Makes Money

    April 28, 2015
    China has the first or second largest GDP in the world but is not nearly as developed as others in the top 10.
  100. 3 Biotech Stocks With Rising Short Interest

    April 28, 2015
    While short interest in most of the leading biotechs and emerging pharmaceuticals shrank between the March 31 and April ...
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