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  1. Traders Are Looking To Bet On Casinos

    July 15, 2015
    A breakout on the chart of BJK suggests now is the time to invest in the gaming industry. We'll take a look at several stocks ...
  2. Intel Plummets As PC Demand Crumbles

    July 15, 2015
    With the personal computer market crumbling down, shares of Intel have fallen over 19%. As Intel’s earnings are expected ...
  3. Who Are Patent Trolls & How Do They Work?

    July 15, 2015
    Patent trolls are in the business of patent litigation, enforcing their patent rights against alleged infringers through ...
  4. The Best ETFs for Today's Volatile Market

    July 15, 2015
    Volatility is back with a vengeance. Here's how to smooth the path for your portfolio.
  5. Is Now the Time for Chinese Stocks?

    July 15, 2015
    The recent panic in Chinese stocks could be seen as a buying opportunity for longer-term investors. Here are some ETFs to ...
  6. Is It the Perfect Time to Buy Seadrill?

    July 15, 2015
    Seadrill's low price is enticing to many investors, but does the company have what it takes to regain its former value?
  7. How WhatsApp Is Killing SMS Texting

    July 15, 2015
    With nearly 1 billion users, WhatsApp is killing off cell phone carrier-based SMS texting. But how will it make money and ...
  8. The World's Top Emerging Airlines

    July 15, 2015
    Investopedia explores the top emerging airlines in the world and their prospects for growth.
  9. Why Seadrill's Dividend Reinstatement Is Unlikely

    July 15, 2015
    Learn why Seadrill suspended its dividend payments in the latter part of 2014, and how lower crude oil prices could hurt ...
  10. IBM Vs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average

    July 15, 2015
    IBM has lagged the Dow since 2013 and could fall further before finding enthusiastic buyers.
  11. How & Why Companies Become Monopolies

    July 15, 2015
    Without competition, monopolies can raise prices and lower quality leaving consumers little choice. But monopolies can benefit ...
  12. Search Engines That Compete With Google

    July 15, 2015
    While Bing now controls a substantial part of the online search market, the real threat to Google's dominance may come from ...
  13. Coffee Wars: Starbucks Vs. Keurig Green Mountain

    July 15, 2015
    We look at the very different paths coffee giants Starbucks and Keurig Green Mountain have traveled since the end of the ...
  14. Can Smith & Wesson Survive Gun Control?

    July 15, 2015
    We look at the past, present and future of this iconic American company.
  15. Brazil's Oil Sector Can't Save the Economy

    July 15, 2015
    Brazil’s economy is undergoing significant fiscal adjustments, and it now seems that the oil sector alone will not be able ...
  16. How The NBA Makes Money

    July 14, 2015
    The National Basketball Association has moved past Major League Baseball to represent the second most popular sport in the ...
  17. Newest Analyst Report Gushes Over Ambarella

    July 14, 2015
    Shares of Ambarella (NASDAQ: AMBA) have been on a tear this past year, more than tripling in value over the last 12 months. ...
  18. 4K TV Cannot Save Corning, Warns Analyst

    July 14, 2015
    Corning (NYSE: GLW) is failing. If we were to sum up a recent analyst report on the biggest name in the LCD TV supply chain ...
  19. Buying Time for Tableau? Analyst Says "Yes"

    July 14, 2015
    With just over two weeks remaining before Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) reports second quarter results, one analyst is not ...
  20. Ford Looks Overseas to Gain Competitive Edge

    July 14, 2015
    High labor costs are making it difficult for Ford (NYSE: F) to profitably make small cars in the U.S., causing the automaker ...
  21. Smith & Wesson and Ruger on Target to Rise?

    July 14, 2015
    Last month was the busiest June on record for the FBI conducting background checks for gun purchases since it began compiling ...
  22. How Long Before Wingstop Gets Plucked?

    July 14, 2015
    It has been exactly a month since fast-casual chicken wing chain Wingstop (NASDAQ: WING) went public, and its stock has ...
  23. Is the Sale of Nokia Maps Unit Imminent?

    July 14, 2015
    Just last Wednesday, Nokia (NYSE: NOK) stock closed at $6.32 a share, the low for the week. After a nearly 4% jump in the ...
  24. ETF Analysis: Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets

    July 14, 2015
    Learn why growth investors should consider investing in VWO's portfolio of emerging market stocks.
  25. Fitbit: The New Darling of Wall Street

    July 14, 2015
    It was less than a month ago that Fitbit (NYSE: FIT) announced it had priced its initial public offering at $20 a share, ...
  26. Micron Technology Surges on Buyout Talk

    July 14, 2015
    At $21 a share, the rumored bid from China-based, state owned Tsinghua Unigroup for Micron Technology (NASDAQ: MU) -- should ...
  27. Wal-Mart Holding Its Own Black Friday in Summer

    July 14, 2015
    Never a company to shrink back from its rivals, Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) has announced plans for a massive summer sale, meant ...
  28. T-Mobile Adds Unlimited Calling In Mexico, Canada

    July 14, 2015
    T-Mobile (NYSE: TMUS) has made a habit of eliminating pain points for its customers. While other wireless companies focus ...
  29. Relax at the Airport With the Right Credit Card

    July 14, 2015
    Some of the best credit cards available to the everyday consumer now give anyone access to some of the world’s most luxurious ...
  30. Love by the Numbers: The Math Behind Online Dating

    July 14, 2015
    Behind the growing use of online dating are complex algorithms facilitating the matching process.
  31. Trade The Rise In Agriculture Commodities

    July 14, 2015
    The weather has triggered a move in agriculture commodities. We'll take a look at several charts that are poised for a move ...
  32. Five Wildly Successful Value Investors

    July 14, 2015
    Warren Buffett is not the only investor who has benefited tremendously from adopting Graham's approach to investing.
  33. How Martha Stewart Built a Media Empire

    July 14, 2015
    A look into how Martha Stewart took her home-based catering business and turned it into a billion dollar media empire.
  34. 4 Factors that Make or Break Seadrill Stock

    July 14, 2015
    Learn what factors impact the stock price for Seadrill, including crude oil prices, dividend payments, quarterly revenues ...
  35. Activision CEO Bobby Kotick, Others Reflect On The Life Of Nintendo ...

    July 13, 2015
    Nintendo Co., Ltd (ADR) (OTC: NTDOY) President Satoru Iwata passed away last weekend from bile duct cancer. Numerous individuals, ...
  36. Arris Group Slashes Its Q2 Guidance

    July 13, 2015
    Arris Group (NASDAQ: ARRS) recently lowered its revenue and earnings guidance for its second quarter. The set-top box and ...
  37. Logitech Renames Itself But Has Anything Changed?

    July 13, 2015
    Peripheral manufacturer Logitech recently renamed itself Logi (stylized as "logi") in a sweeping rebranding effort for its ...
  38. GoPro Hires Hulu Exec to Lead Its Media Push

    July 13, 2015
    Action camera maker GoPro (NASDAQ: GPRO) recently hired Charlotte Koh, the former head of original content at Hulu, as its ...
  39. Frito-Lay Continues to Prop Up PepsiCo

    July 13, 2015
    PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) thinks good things come in small packages. The snack and beverage maker's Frito-Lay division is shifting ...
  40. Is This Why PotashCorp Really Wants to Buy K+S?

    July 13, 2015
    The $8.7 billion takeover bid by PotashCorp (NYSE: POT) for German rival K+S may not just be an effort to use the depressed ...
  41. A Bull Case for Costco?

    July 13, 2015
    Two days after Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ: COST) underwhelmed investors with a June report showing 3% same-store sales growth ...
  42. Investors Mostly Unmoved by T-Mobile Price Upgrade

    July 13, 2015
    T-Mobile (NYSE: TMUS) investors were largely unmoved on Friday after the company received a nice boost in its target price ...
  43. Intel Stock Dragged Down By Falling PC Sales

    July 13, 2015
    As if Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) did not have enough of an uphill climb already, following another tough quarter in which its ...
  44. Samsung Hopes to Get a Jumpstart on Apple

    July 13, 2015
    It has been a tough road of late for the once high-flying South Korean device manufacturer, despite introducing what many ...
  45. Viacom and Paramount Bringing Films Direct-to-Home

    July 13, 2015
    The movie theater experience and first-run features may soon be coming to your living room. Through its subsidiary Paramount ...
  46. Beauty Care Becoming Key to Retail Growth

    July 13, 2015
    Retailers are realizing how essential beauty care products are to their long-term health. Pharmacy chain Walgreens Boots ...
  47. CBS Showtime Streaming App Joins Crowded Market

    July 13, 2015
    Every premium cable service has visions of being the next Netflix. That makes sense as the rewards of success could potentially ...
  48. IBM Scores Another Cloud Win

    July 13, 2015
    As a critical aspect of CEO Ginni Rometty's "strategic imperatives," a focus on cloud, mobile, and business analytics sales ...
  49. Investors Circle GrubHub After Upgrade

    July 13, 2015
    Shares of GrubHub (NYSE: GRUB) surged in early Thursday trading and finished the week up 1.7% following a very bullish note ...
  50. 3 Things You Should Know About PayPal's IPO

    July 13, 2015
    Read about what investors should consider before the PayPal IPO, including the company's strong revenue growth, business ...
  51. Top 5 Emerging Market Bond ETFs

    July 13, 2015
    The high growth potential of emerging markets makes these five ETFs popular among risk-tolerant investors.
  52. Stock Trades with Attractive Risk/Reward Setups

    July 13, 2015
    Here are four stocks providing favorable reward:risk trade setups right now.
  53. Should Mickey Mouse Be In Your Portfolio?

    July 13, 2015
    Walt Disney is much more than just a household name for entertainment, it is a good growth stock.
  54. Use This Key Metric to Pick Restaurant Stocks

    July 13, 2015
    Investors in the fast food sector should pay attenion to customer service ratings—a good barometer for a company's health. ...
  55. Short Sellers Finding Much To Like Among Chip Stocks

    July 13, 2015
    Short sellers seemed to find much to like among the leading semiconductor-related stocks between the June 15 and June 30 ...
  56. The 3 Best Buy-and-Hold Stocks For the Next 10 Years

    July 13, 2015
    Find out what makes electric cars, burritos and muscle shirts great buy-and-hold additions to your long-term portfolio.
  57. Mobile Ad Competitors: Facebook Vs. Google

    July 13, 2015
    Facebook and Google are locked in a heated battle in the mobile advertising sweepstakes. Who will win?
  58. Why Colt Went Out of Business

    July 13, 2015
    Even as the gun industry has enjoyed good sales the last few years, iconic gun manufacturer Colt recently filed for bankruptcy. ...
  59. Barron's Recap: Time To Dump Your Bond Funds?

    July 12, 2015
    This weekend in Barron's online: the trouble looming for bond funds, Barron's Mutual Fund Quarterly, as well as the prospects ...
  60. Should You Add Metals To Your Portfolio?

    July 10, 2015
    This study examines how various metals have performed over the last 10+ years, with analysis of whether you should consider ...
  61. Skechers Tells Steve Madden to Take a Hike

    July 10, 2015
    Footwear maker Skechers (NYSE: SKX) wants to kick rival Steve Madden (NASDAQ: SHOO) to the curb. Skechers is suing its competitor ...
  62. Analyst Pans Stratasys Ahead of Earnings

    July 10, 2015
    3-D printer maker Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) is not expected to report second quarter earnings until early next month, but ...
  63. IBM Spearheads New Processor Breakthrough

    July 10, 2015
    It was just a week ago that IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced it had finally closed its deal with Globalfoundries to divest itself ...
  64. CVS Health Stubs Out U.S. Chamber Membership

    July 10, 2015
    CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) is taking its anti-smoking campaign to heart. Showing just how committed it is not to be associated ...
  65. SAP Inks Cloud Deal With World Soccer Power

    July 10, 2015
    For people here in the states, it may be difficult to fathom just how popular some soccer (or "football" to rest of the ...
  66. NYSE Suspends Trading Due to "Technical Glitch"

    July 10, 2015
    The New York Stock Exchange was effectively offline for over three and a half hours starting late Thursday morning. The ...
  67. ChartAdvisor for July 10 2015

    July 10, 2015
    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  68. Hostess Sale Goes Stale, Will It Try IPO Next?

    July 10, 2015
    Perhaps it is not such a sweet deal after all. After the private equity owners of snack maker Hostess were reportedly unable ...
  69. Cisco Makes Another Strategic Acquisition

    July 10, 2015
    When former Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) CEO John Chambers and incumbent chief Chuck Robbins announced fiscal 2015 third quarter ...
  70. Junk Bonds: Does High Yield Equal Extreme Risk?

    July 10, 2015
    High-yield bonds present a lot of risks but do they outweigh the rewards? Here are some ETFs to consider, with caution.
  71. How to Create a Personal Risk Management Plan

    July 10, 2015
    Investors should consider these strategies to establish a risk management plan.
  72. How Much Will United Continental Grounding Cost?

    July 10, 2015
    On July 8th, for the second time in two months, United Continental (NYSE: UAL) was forced to ground all United Airlines ...
  73. Analyst Takes Oddly Contradictory View of Autodesk

    July 10, 2015
    Shares of computer-aided design software maker Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) powered higher in trading this week, rising over ...
  74. 3 Reasons Splunk Stock Could Rise

    July 10, 2015
    Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK) holds an intriguing niche in the "Big Data" market. Its software analyzes machine data, churning through ...
  75. Shake Shack Continues to Drop Amid Analyst Views

    July 10, 2015
    Shake Shack has been selling off since July 7 after Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock from Equal Weight to Underweight, ...
  76. 3 Reasons Costco Has Membership Fees

    July 10, 2015
    There's more to Costco's membership fees than meet the eye.
  77. Humana and Aetna: Match Made in Heaven

    July 9, 2015
    Last week, Aetna Inc (AET) announced it will be acquiring Humana Inc (HUM).
  78. Google Vs. Bing Vs. Yahoo: The Search Engine Wars

    July 9, 2015
    Can Google remain the world's top search engine forever, and if not, which company is poised to take over?
  79. How Skype Makes Money

    July 9, 2015
    We explain how the world's most popular VOIP app makes money.
  80. The Top Companies Owned By Alibaba

    July 9, 2015
    Alibaba has a wide range of businesses, offering many different products and services that cater to every aspect of retailing.
  81. Tesla Stock Too Expensive? Trade Tesla Options

    July 9, 2015
    Tesla Motors is trading around $260 a share, making it too expensive for many investors. Options offer a low-cost way to ...
  82. The Most Successful Corporations In The U.S.

    July 9, 2015
    These five iconic American brands epitomize corporate success.
  83. Salesforce Acquisition Could Boost Microsoft

    July 9, 2015
    A Microsoft acquisition of Salesforce, which has been speculated on, would help boost Microsoft's cloud presence and grow ...
  84. How Small, Regional U.S. Casino Companies Are Beating The Biggest ...

    July 9, 2015
    As the S&amp;P 500 marches higher and higher, the share prices of large-cap casino operators Las Vegas Sands Corp (NYSE: ...
  85. Oracle Partnership Expands Cloud Reach

    July 9, 2015
    Despite its size and leadership position in the enterprise market, Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) has been undeniably late in pursuing ...
  86. Southwest Airlines Load Factor Hits Record High

    July 9, 2015
    On July 8th, Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) updated shareholders on flight activity in the month of June -- and the news ...
  87. Kandi Technologies Crashes Despite New EV Contract

    July 9, 2015
    Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker Kandi Technologies (NASDAQ: KNDI) was recently crushed as part of the ongoing market ...
  88. Yum! Brands Believes in Sustainability

    July 9, 2015
    When you think of Taco Bell, KFC, and Pizza Hut, your first thought may not be "good global citizen." I know my thoughts ...
  89. Game Over for Advanced Micro Devices?

    July 9, 2015
    Shares of Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ: AMD) recently hit their lowest point in nearly three years after the chipmaker ...
  90. Orbital ATK Lands $98 Million Space Contract

    July 9, 2015
    Don't look now, but NASA is one step closer to launching humans back into space. On July 7th, NASA space contractor Orbital ...
  91. Drew Dives Into the "Home" Entertainment Market

    July 9, 2015
    Drew Industries (NYSE: DW), one of the largest suppliers of components used to manufacture recreational vehicles (RVs) and ...
  92. Akamai Warns of Increased Network Attacks

    July 9, 2015
    Networks relying on old protocols and aging gear may be in even more danger than you would think. According to a recent ...
  93. For Time Warner, "Magic Mike XXL" Comes Up Short

    July 9, 2015
    Magic Mike XXL is shaping up to be a stunted sequel. According to Box Office Mojo, the male stripper dramedy placed fourth ...
  94. Why It Is Hard to Analyze American Capital Agency

    July 9, 2015
    Mortgage real estate investment trusts such as American Capital Agency (NASDAQ: AGNC) are not conceptually complicated companies ...
  95. Long-Term Outlook For Duke Energy

    July 9, 2015
    Learn why Duke Energy is showing both positive and negative signs for long-term investors, and understand how an interest ...
  96. BP Settlement Makes It a Takeover Target

    July 9, 2015
    BP's reduced legal risks make it an attractive asset due to its continued low valuation relative to peers.
  97. Top Family-Friendly Companies to Work For

    July 9, 2015
    Today's workplace is tough on women and families. One of the most important steps to changing that is paternity leave. A ...
  98. Will Privacy Issues Ruin Facebook's Business Model?

    July 8, 2015
    There have been concerns relating to Facebook's intrusion of user privacy. There has been no tangible fallout yet, but the ...
  99. All About The Gun Business In America

    July 8, 2015
    A look at the controversial US gun industry, producers, and market share.
  100. AT&T: Just Boring Or Bad?

    July 8, 2015
    Is AT&T a good investment?
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