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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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, ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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, ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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.
  7. 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)? ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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, ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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, ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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.
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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, ...
  30. 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, ...
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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) ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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.
  42. 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, ...
  43. Warren Buffett's Latest Bet: The Riskiest Yet?

    August 13, 2015
    Warren Buffett just made the biggest — and possibly riskiest — acquisition of his career.
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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.
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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: ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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?
  52. 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 ...
  53. Use Monthly Charts, Get Better Investment Results

    August 12, 2015
    Investors can increase profits with monthly charts that gauge the progress of open positions.
  54. 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 ...
  55. Long on Oil? Hedge Falling Oil Prices with Options

    August 12, 2015
    With no end to the oil slump in sight, here are some risk management strategies using options to protect your oil positions.
  56. Top 3 Japanese Yen (JPY) ETFs

    August 12, 2015
    Find out about currency exchange-traded funds, and learn about some of the best available ETFs that are focused on the Japanese ...
  57. 8 Justifications For Sky-high CEO Salaries

    August 12, 2015
    Why are CEO salaries so astronomically high? There may be more to the story than you think.
  58. Top 3 Euro (EUR) ETFs

    August 12, 2015
    Get information on currency exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and specific information about some of the most popular currency ...
  59. Is Norway's Statoil a Safe Oil Bet?

    August 12, 2015
    For those who want to place a bet on oil, Norwegian state-backed company Statoil may be a good bet. But investors should ...
  60. Top 3 British Pound (GBP) ETFs

    August 12, 2015
    Learn more information about currency exchange-traded funds, and about currency ETFs that are focused specifically on the ...
  61. UCO Vs. UWTI: Two Different Leveraged Oil ETFs

    August 12, 2015
    Find out more about the ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil ETF and VelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil ETN, and the mechanics ...
  62. These Are the Top Jobs for Retirees

    August 12, 2015
    Learn some of the best jobs available for retirees who want to stay busy. These include retail, driving, call center work ...
  63. UGAZ Vs. GASL: Two Different Leveraged Gas ETFs

    August 12, 2015
    Find out more about the VelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN and the Direxion Daily Natural Gas Related Bull 3X ETF and ...
  64. Make Room for Exelixis in Your Portfolio

    August 12, 2015
    Discover information and analysis on the biopharmaceutical company, Exelixis, and learn what makes it a good stock to consider ...
  65. Top 3 Leveraged Natural Gas ETFs/ETNs

    August 12, 2015
    Find out about the top leveraged ETFs that track natural gas, such as the VelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas and ProShares ...
  66. Top 3 Natural Gas ETFs

    August 12, 2015
    Explore the variety of options that are available through exchange-traded funds for investors looking to obtain exposure ...
  67. Is the Twitter Business Model Broken?

    August 12, 2015
    Understand what Twitter is and how it seeks to increase its user base as well as its quarterly revenue. Learn whether its ...
  68. 3 Companies You Never Thought Would Go Bankrupt

    August 12, 2015
    Understand more about company bankruptcy and why a company would file for bankruptcy. Learn about three companies that went ...
  69. Computer Sciences Buys 2 Firms, Posts Q1 Results

    August 12, 2015
    Computer Sciences (NYSE: CSC) continues to be an entity very much on the move. On Tuesday, the busy company announced it ...
  70. Take-Two Interactive Posts a Mixed First Quarter

    August 12, 2015
    Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ: TTWO) posted a somewhat two-faced set of results this week for its first quarter of fiscal ...
  71. Adobe Systems Latest to Boost Maternity Leave

    August 12, 2015
    In what appears to be a growing trend, Adobe Systems (NASDAQ: ADBE) has greatly lengthened maternity leave for its employees. ...
  72. Freeport-McMoRan Stock Seesaws on Offering News

    August 12, 2015
    With shares down over 70% in the past year, Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) is certainly feeling the pressure. However, the ...
  73. Top 3 Emerging Markets ETFs

    August 12, 2015
    Discover some of the most popular and best performing exchange traded funds that investors utilize to obtain easy exposure ...
  74. Top 3 Private Equity ETFs

    August 12, 2015
    Discover some of the best-performing private equity exchange-traded funds and how these ETFs can help investors diversify ...
  75. 3 ETFs to Protect Your Retirement From Inflation

    August 12, 2015
    Learn more about three of the best inflation-protected exchange traded funds for investors who are retired or who are approaching ...
  76. Top 3 Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) ETFs

    August 12, 2015
    Discover some of the best opportunities for investors seeking exposure to mortgage-backed securities through utilizing exchange-traded ...
  77. T-Mobile's Legere Takes Credit for Industry Shift

    August 12, 2015
    T-Mobile (NYSE: TMUS) was the first major wireless carrier to drop contracts and eliminate phone subsidies, and its CEO ...
  78. Noodles & Company Turns to "Real" Food

    August 12, 2015
    After a quarter where it delivered essentially flat results, Noodles &amp; Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) has a plan to revive sales ...
  79. Netflix Is Now Worth More Than CBS--Here's Why

    August 12, 2015
    In the battle between traditional broadcasters and on-demand content providers, former upstart Netflix is now worth more ...
  80. Under Armour Expands NBA Partnership

    August 12, 2015
    Under Armour (NYSE: UA) is shooting a few more balls into NBA baskets. The athletic apparel company announced this week ...
  81. Avoid The Perfection Trap In Trading

    August 12, 2015
    Avoid the perfection trap and make peace with the market’s high levels of systematic noise.
  82. 3 Stocks Channeling Higher and In the Buy Zone

    August 12, 2015
    Trending higher overall, and trading near support following a pullback, these stocks are in the buy zone.
  83. TELUS Dials Up a New CEO

    August 12, 2015
    Despite its name, TELUS (NYSE: TU) is not a U.S. telecom company -- although it does list on the NYSE. Little known south ...
  84. How MetLife Became a Global Insurance Giant

    August 12, 2015
    MetLife is the largest life insurer in the United States. Here's how it has managed to stay on top.
  85. Why Robo-Advisors Might Not Last as Independents

    August 12, 2015
    Robo-advisors are likely here to stay. But will the current crop of start ups get swallowed by big players?
  86. How Funds, ETFs Can Be Riskier than You Thought

    August 12, 2015
    Here's why it's important to pay attention to the underlying holdings in ETFs and mutual funds and how they impact overall ...
  87. Pentagon Awards $21 Billion in New Contracts

    August 11, 2015
    In the biggest day of contract awards in months, the U.S. Department of Defense awarded an astounding $21.1 billion in new ...
  88. Drew Industries Goes for a Boat Ride

    August 11, 2015
    Fresh off its purchase of vehicle-mounted consumer electronics maker Furrion Limited last month, Drew Industries (NYSE: ...
  89. Rackspace Hosting: The Day After Earnings

    August 11, 2015
    Following its second quarter earnings announcement, Rackspace Hosting (NYSE: RAX) seemed to have pleased investors based ...
  90. HondaJet Is Coming to America

    August 11, 2015
    Down south of the equator in Brazil, Honda (NYSE: HMC) is gearing up to introduce its new HondaJet light aircraft to the ...
  91. If You Had Invested Right After Chipotle's IPO

    August 11, 2015
    Find out how much money you would have if you had invested $1,000 during Chipotle's IPO, including how a potential split ...
  92. Enstar Group Misses on Second Quarter EPS

    August 11, 2015
    In spite of the reputation it tries hard to foster, there are few true guarantees in the insurance sector. On the investor ...
  93. Fox's "Fantastic Four" Hopes Fade

    August 11, 2015
    Even superheroes lose from time to time. That is what happened over the weekend when Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOXA) saw ...
  94. Warren Buffet's Biggest Buy: Precision Castparts

    August 11, 2015
    Big game hunting may have gotten a black eye following the poaching of Cecil the lion, but that is not stopping Warren Buffett ...
  95. Dean Foods Chairman Steps Down Ahead of Q2 Results

    August 11, 2015
    Dean Foods (NYSE: DF) will need a new dean for its board room. Last Friday, the company revealed in a tersely worded regulatory ...
  96. Will Coke Bottlers Undo Monster's Gains?

    August 11, 2015
    The market generally liked the second quarter Monster Beverage (NASDAQ: MNST) earnings report, even though it was only the ...
  97. Base Metals Continue To Struggle

    August 11, 2015
    Strong downtrends on several key charts suggests the base metals sector is headed lower. We'll take a look at some ways to ...
  98. K+S Tells PotashCorp the Answer Is Still No

    August 11, 2015
    Apparently no matter how many times PotashCorp (NYSE: POT) rephrases its $8.7 billion offer for German fertilizer maker ...
  99. Intel Takes a Mobile Step in the Right Direction

    August 11, 2015
    Much to the chagrin of Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) management and shareholders, the ongoing PC market decline continues to take ...
  100. Target Aligns Store Concepts Under One Name

    August 11, 2015
    Target (NYSE: TGT) is scrapping the branding of all its different store concepts in favor of rebranding them under a single ...
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