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  1. 4 Things You Didn’t Know About Southwest Airlines

    July 23, 2015
    Learn some little-known facts about Southwest Airlines' surging business.
  2. Ambarella's Success in the Drone Market

    July 23, 2015
    Analysts remain bullish on Ambarella as they see potential for further growth in the company.
  3. ETF Analysis: Vanguard Energy ETF

    July 23, 2015
    Discover the type of investment strategy the Vanguard Energy ETF follows, and learn why it may be an appropriate addition ...
  4. Netflix Poised to Capture More TV Viewing Time

    July 23, 2015
    Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) has fundamentally changed how some people watch television, and that may eventually allow the company ...
  5. Accenture Steps Up Its Acquisition Activity

    July 23, 2015
    IT services giant Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been on a shopping spree recently. First, it agreed to take full ownership of ...
  6. eBay Expanding Its Investment in Valet Service

    July 23, 2015
    Fresh off its spinoff of its PayPal division, eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) has made a move to enhance its core business of serving ...
  7. Why Best Buy Failed in China

    July 23, 2015
    Best Buy entered China with much fanfare in 2006. The Minnesota-based retailer exited quietly last year. What went wrong? ...
  8. Can Amazon Echo Compete With Siri?

    July 23, 2015
    Amazon has introduced something totally new, Echo, and it has people wondering how this device stacks up against Apple’s ...
  9. Can J Crew and Banana Republic Compete With H&M Low Prices?

    July 23, 2015
    Should J Crew and Banana Republic lower their product prices in response to competitors like H&M?
  10. Four Slumping Stocks to Consider Shorting

    July 22, 2015
    These down trending stocks have recently made a move to the upside, but it's more likely a signal to short than to buy.
  11. Analyst Bullish on Peregrine Following Q2 Update

    July 22, 2015
    Following earnings and with $68 million cash on hand, Peregrine biopharmaceutical is now planning several new studies. Roth ...
  12. Stock Breakouts Happening Now or Imminent

    July 22, 2015
    These stock are breaking out--or close to breaking out--of chart patterns, likely signaling the direction of the next trending ...
  13. Loyal Customers Drive T-Mobile Market Share Gains

    July 22, 2015
    T-Mobile (NYSE: TMUS) has been on an incredible run. The company has been adding subscribers for over two years and shows ...
  14. Harley Reaffirms Guidance After Weak Quarter

    July 22, 2015
    The new CEO at Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) may be "incredibly excited about where we're going," but that does not mean investors ...
  15. AppliedMicro Gains Another Microserver Ally

    July 22, 2015
    TSMC, the largest pure-play foundry in the world, recently announced the deployment of Hewlett-Packard Moonshot servers ...
  16. Virgin America Adds Satellite Wireless

    July 22, 2015
    In November, Virgin America (NASDAQ: VA) will begin flying to Honolulu from focus cities such as New York and San Francisco. ...
  17. Investors Turn to Artificial Intelligence

    July 22, 2015
    Since the Alan Turing developed the Turing Test, scientific researchers have worked to develop a computer with the ability ...
  18. Industries That Will Benefit From Lifting Iran Sanctions

    July 22, 2015
    After sanctions related to Iran's nuclear program are lifted, a number of global industries should benefit from the opening ...
  19. Traders Turn To Aerospace and Defense Stocks

    July 22, 2015
    Recent news from Lockheed Martin and United Technologies has put the Aerospace & Defense sector on trader's radar. We'll ...
  20. Sale of Nokia Mapping Unit Nearly Complete

    July 22, 2015
    The on-again, off-again sale of the Nokia (NYSE: NOK) HERE mapping business unit is not only on-again, it could be inked ...
  21. GameStop Completes Geeknet Acquisition

    July 22, 2015
    GameStop (NYSE: GME) recently announced that it closed its acquisition of Geeknet. The purchase price was $20 per share, ...
  22. Archer-Daniels-Midland Exits Chocolate Business

    July 22, 2015
    It is arguably best known for its corn processing capabilities, but Archer-Daniels-Midland (NYSE: ADM) was also a significant ...
  23. CF Industries Continues Its Shopping Spree

    July 22, 2015
    Just weeks after acquiring U.K.-based nitrogen producer GrowHow, fertilizer producer CF Industries (NYSE: CF) is looking ...
  24. Top Tips on Catering to Millennial Clients

    July 22, 2015
    The economic impact of Millennials is rapidly growing. Here's how to reach them.
  25. Has Nepotism Ever Worked?

    July 22, 2015
    It may very well be that hiring a relative is the right course of action for you. But before you do, carefully consider how ...
  26. Panera Changes Policy After Razor Found in Soup

    July 22, 2015
    One Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA) customer has taken the old comedy bit "waiter, is that a fly in my soup" to a whole new ...
  27. Southwest's Strategy Is the Future of The US Airline Industry

    July 22, 2015
    Learn why Southwest's current profitable business model should become the future of the airline industry.
  28. ETF Analysis: Health Care Select Sector SPDR

    July 22, 2015
    Learn about the Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund including its performance, current holdings, recent performance and the ...
  29. Public Homebuilding Companies Poised For Gains

    July 21, 2015
    The homebuilding sector is benefiting from the economic recovery and pent-up demand. The top public homebuilders have all ...
  30. Do Fast Food Franchises Mean Fast Returns?

    July 21, 2015
    We look at what it takes to own a fast food franchise: the entry costs, profit potentials, challenges, and sustainability.
  31. The Battle Between Apple Watch & Luxury Watches

    July 21, 2015
    With prices starting at $10,000, will the 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition threaten luxury watch brands like Rolex and Cartier? ...
  32. Don't Underestimate Kroger's Retail Power

    July 21, 2015
    The grocery chain Kroger has been growing stronger thanks to strategies such as holding down costs, acquisitions, and a focus ...
  33. What Makes Tesla's Business Model Different?

    July 21, 2015
    Tesla did not invent the first electric car. What it did invent was the first successful business model for bringing compelling ...
  34. Do Interest Rate Changes Affect Dividend Payers?

    July 21, 2015
    Interest rate changes have an effect on prices of dividend-rich stocks in interest rate sensitive sectors like utilities, ...
  35. Which US Airlines Are Poised For Long-Term Gains?

    July 21, 2015
    The US airline industry has undergone a dramatic transformation since the last bear market, with one or two carriers likely ...
  36. SunEdison to Acquire Vivint Solar

    July 21, 2015
    Energy giant SunEdison (NYSE: SUNE) is bulking up even more. It announced Monday morning that it has signed a definitive ...
  37. Qualcomm Rumored to Cut Nearly 4,000 Jobs

    July 21, 2015
    When Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) announced its dismal fiscal 2015 second quarter earnings on April 22nd, which included a whopping ...
  38. Shake Shack Announces Secondary Offering

    July 21, 2015
    The stock price of ultra-popular hamburger chain Shake Shack (NYSE: SHAK) has see-sawed following news that a fresh share ...
  39. Use the Vortex Indicator Trading Strategy To Profit

    July 21, 2015
    The vortex indicator is a relatively new technical indicator, introduced in 2010, that is gaining traction with traders and ...
  40. Building An Effective Watch List

    July 21, 2015
    An effective watch list will uncover opportunities missed by other traders, fund managers and market timers.
  41. IBM Takes a Hit Following Earnings

    July 21, 2015
    IBM (NYSE: IBM) essentially matched analyst revenue estimates of $20.9 billion during the second quarter, logging sales ...
  42. Exploring The Williams Alligator Indicator

    July 21, 2015
    Bill William’s Alligator Indicator provides a useful visual tool for trend recognition and deciding when to enter or exit ...
  43. How Patent Trolls Hurt Competition

    July 21, 2015
    Patent trolls are known to have a negative impact on the overall business ecosystem. Investopedia explores how.
  44. How Amtrak Works & Makes Money

    July 21, 2015
    Amtrak transports 31.6 million passengers each year, but it hasn't run a profit in 45 years. Here's how the company was founded ...
  45. Are Tech Startups Overvalued?

    July 21, 2015
    Tech companies with billion dollar valuations are mushrooming and the NASDAQ index passed 5,000. Is there an app to tell ...
  46. Electronic Arts Delivering Historic FIFA 16 Cover

    July 21, 2015
    The U.S. National Women's Soccer Team has helped its sport -- and women's sports in general -- achieve a major milestone. ...
  47. Mondelez, Hershey, and Kraft Team Up for S'mores

    July 21, 2015
    Brand partnerships are nothing new, and co-branding can help companies share costs while increasing sales. But the pact ...
  48. Companies That Went Bankrupt From Innovation Lag

    July 21, 2015
    Companies that don't keep up with market-changing innovations run the risk of going bankrupt. We look at some examples.
  49. Macy's: To REIT Or Not To REIT?

    July 21, 2015
    On Monday, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA) analyst Lorraine Hutchinson published a research note, "To REIT or Not To ...
  50. GoPro & Extreme Sports' Hella Gnarly Relationship

    July 21, 2015
    This totally gnarly article will examine the close-knit relationship between GoPro and extreme sports, and how this partnership ...
  51. Where Are Real Estate Stocks Heading?

    July 21, 2015
    We summarize five economic reports that investors should monitor monthly to keep them informed of where real estate and its ...
  52. Customer Data Breach Hits CVS Health Photo Site

    July 21, 2015
    Maybe taking a picture will not make it last longer. On Friday, CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) posted a message on its photo-processing ...
  53. Vista Outdoor Brings Jimmy Styks In-House

    July 21, 2015
    Vista Outdoor (Nasdaq: VSTO) is broadening its horizons. On Monday, the spinoff from Alliant Techsystems, best known for ...
  54. McDonald's Franchisees Worried About the Future

    July 21, 2015
    In addition to falling sales, McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) has an even bigger problem on its hands. Franchise owners are losing ...
  55. Morgan Stanley Notches a Strong Q2 Earnings Beat

    July 21, 2015
    Durable financial services powerhouse Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) reported its second quarter results on Monday, topping expectations ...
  56. Top 3 Safest Peer-to-Peer Lending Websites

    July 21, 2015
    Add safety and reputation to your checklist when you consider borrowing from an online lender.
  57. Swing Trading With Ichimoku Clouds

    July 21, 2015
    Ichimoku Clouds offer complex market analysis in a single visual image that addresses price, trend and momentum.
  58. Shareholders: Vote Your Proxy and Be Heard

    July 21, 2015
    Voting shares, in person or via proxy ballot, is a right every shareholder should exercise. Here's why.
  59. Google: Surging At An All Time High

    July 21, 2015
    Google's one-day rally by 16 percent has taken the stock to its all time high. Do the financials back it?
  60. 4 ETFs For Trading Gold's Falling Prices

    July 21, 2015
    Traders looking to trade gold will likely look to add these for funds to their portfolio.
  61. ETF Analysis: Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners

    July 21, 2015
    Obtain detailed information and analysis of the Market Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF, and learn about the opportunities ...
  62. Millennials' Money Habits: How to Help

    July 21, 2015
    Millennials gleaned much of their financial savings habits from their parents. Here's where they could use some help.
  63. ETF Analysis: iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond

    July 21, 2015
    Learn about the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT). TLT is a very liquid ETF with low costs that allow investors to ...
  64. The 6 Biggest Fortune 500 Employers

    July 21, 2015
    In 2015, five of the top six biggest Fortune 500 companies are retailers.
  65. Can Facebook Become the Next Google?

    July 21, 2015
    Facebook and Google have had similar growth trajectories. So, will Facebook go Google's way or will it reach higher?
  66. Should You Borrow From a P2P Site?

    July 20, 2015
    It's a hot trend, but is it safe? Here's how to tell.
  67. Barbie Sends Mattel Stock on Extreme Slimming Diet

    July 20, 2015
    Shares of Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT) tumbled more than 3% on Friday after the toymaker reported a second quarter loss due to the ...
  68. Honda Challenges Embraer on Home Turf

    July 20, 2015
    Give Honda (NYSE: HMC) some credit -- they are not a company to shy away from a challenge. On Monday, the Japanese automaker ...
  69. PayPal Off to a Flying Start

    July 20, 2015
    Though PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) stock has been available to investors on a "when issued" basis since July 6th, when it closed ...
  70. While Chipotle's Business Model Is 'Hard To Duplicate,' Experts ...

    July 20, 2015
    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) is scheduled to report its second quarter results after Tuesday's market close. ...
  71. TASER Targets UK Market

    July 20, 2015
    TASER International (NASDAQ: TASR) is expanding internationally -- sort of. On Monday, the U.S. stungun manufacturer announced ...
  72. What The Street Is Saying Ahead Of Yahoo's Earnings

    July 20, 2015
    Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) is scheduled to release its Q2 earnings on Tuesday. The company's past few days have been action-packed, ...
  73. ETF Analysis: Vanguard Large-Cap

    July 20, 2015
    Discover what the Vanguard Large-Cap ETF has to offer investors in terms of investment management, historical performance, ...
  74. Nike and the NBA, a Perfect Duo?

    July 20, 2015
    What does Nike's recent eight-year contract partnership with the NBA entail for its largest competitor Under Armor?
  75. Looking for Alternatives to Invest in Real Estate?

    July 20, 2015
    There are several ways to invest in “real estate” via the stock market, buying stocks and hold them for years. We give you ...
  76. DISH Sling TV Launches National Ad Campaign

    July 20, 2015
    DISH Networks (NASDAQ: DISH) Sling TV has the potential to be the service which finally gets people -- especially younger ...
  77. Is Amazon Killing the Best Buy Business Model?

    July 20, 2015
    Best Buy's business model has been shaken up by Amazon. Its plan to adapt is working but needs to go further to avoid the ...
  78. Viacom Looking to Buy Thrillist Media Group

    July 20, 2015
    Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA) wants to extend its footprint further into the digital media world. The company has been in talks to ...
  79. Samsung Announces the Galaxy Tab S2

    July 20, 2015
    Samsung (NASDAQOTH: SSNLF) recently unveiled its new 8" and 9.7" Galaxy Tab S2 tablets. The company claims that the two ...
  80. Apple Watch: Upcoming Success or Clear Failure?

    July 20, 2015
    Demand for the Apple Watch was strong when it was first released but has since fallen off. Will demand pick up again or is ...
  81. Hasbro Tops Analyst Estimates With Mixed Earnings

    July 20, 2015
    Toymaker Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) reported its second quarter earnings Monday, beating analyst estimates on both the top and ...
  82. Fox Is Paying Its New CEOs $20 Million-Plus a Year

    July 20, 2015
    James and Lachlan Murdoch, the sons of outgoing Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOXA) (NASDAQ: FOX) CEO Rupert Murdoch, ...
  83. Starbucks Plans Stores in Under-Represented Areas

    July 20, 2015
    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) may soon be coming to locations where you may not have expected an upscale coffeehouse. The company ...
  84. McDonald's Franchisees Full of Doom and Gloom

    July 17, 2015
    Things are going from bad to worse at McDonald's (NYSE: MCD), according to its franchisees. Former Janney Capital Markets ...
  85. Halliburton's Results Will Paint Picture Of Oil-Rigging Recovery

    July 17, 2015
    The oilfields-service providers have been on a slippery patch as plummeting oil prices have put the brakes on exploration ...
  86. ChartAdvisor for July 16 2015

    July 17, 2015
    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  87. Cider Sales to Leave Boston Beer Happy, Not Angry

    July 17, 2015
    Cider sales have largely been a cause for celebration at Boston Beer (NYSE: SAM), the craft brewer perhaps best known for ...
  88. General Mills No Longer Lucky or Charmed

    July 17, 2015
    It appears consumers no longer have the appetite for General Mills (NYSE: GIS), causing the cereal maker to dramatically ...
  89. Target Looks to Take "Buy Local" National

    July 17, 2015
    When people hear about "buying local," they usually think of getting produce from nearby farmers, but Target (NYSE: TGT) ...
  90. Advanced Micro Devices Continues to Struggle

    July 17, 2015
    Following news a few weeks ago from Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ: AMD) that it had lowered its expected second quarter ...
  91. Starz Goes After Underserved Audiences

    July 17, 2015
    Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA) began its existence as sort of a poor man's answer to HBO and Showtime. The family of channels offered ...
  92. European Regulator Opens Qualcomm Investigations

    July 17, 2015
    Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) has attracted the wrong kind of interest from an overseas regulator. The European Commission announced ...
  93. Groupon Going Into the Food Delivery Business

    July 17, 2015
    With its signature deal business struggling, Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is extending its reach into the potentially lucrative ...
  94. Ericsson Tops Earnings Estimates

    July 17, 2015
    Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), the largest telecom equipment company in the world, recently topped analyst estimates on the top ...
  95. Monsanto Fights Back Against Roundup Health Claims

    July 17, 2015
    Monsanto (NYSE: MON) is fighting back against charges that its best-selling herbicide, Roundup, is a likely carcinogen. ...
  96. The Delhaize/Ahold Merger: A Buy for Investors?

    July 17, 2015
    The mid-2016 merger of Delhaize Group and Ahold NV will create a supermarket giant, but what will it mean from an investing ...
  97. Missing Seadrill's Dividend? Consider These Alternatives

    July 17, 2015
    Examine a number of alternative investments to Seadrill among the other prominent companies engaged in the offshore drilling ...
  98. Is a Slumping Kinder Morgan a Good Buy?

    July 17, 2015
    Learn how Kinder Morgan revenues are under pressure from lower commodity prices and how the growth of future dividend payments ...
  99. General Electric Returns Vs The Dow Industrials

    July 16, 2015
    General Electric (GE) has outperformed the Dow Industrial Average since the 2008 crash and could achieve even greater returns ...
  100. Are There Too Many Cooks in Famous Dave's Kitchen?

    July 16, 2015
    If too many cooks spoil the broth, what does having too many activist investors on a board of directors do to a company? ...
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