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  1. Warren Buffett: Be Fearful When Others are Greedy

    January 21, 2016
    It is prudent for the investor to understand when the party has gone on long enough and the clock is about to strike midnight. ...
  2. Why J.C. Penney Looks Like a Promising Investment (JCP)

    January 21, 2016
    See how JCPenney is making a turnaround and growing sales, while other retailers are seeing sales decline and economic growth ...
  3. The Top Performing ETFs Amid Tanking Markets

    January 21, 2016
    Go for the unconventional ETF types: leveraged, inverse, and leveraged inverse.
  4. 3 ETF Strategies for Growth in Europe for 2016 (FXEU, DFE)

    January 21, 2016
    Learn about the outlook for European economies and how European equities could be poised for a more prosperous 2016 than ...
  5. Is it Time to Buy Emerging Markets ETFs?

    January 21, 2016
    Does the poor performance of emerging markets, particularly China, present a buying opportunity with ETFs?
  6. How Novartis Probably Has a Cure for What Ails You

    January 21, 2016
    A look at the unparalleled growth of the world's biggest pharmaceutical company: Novartis AG.
  7. These Low Cost Mutual Funds Have the Best Returns

    January 21, 2016
    These funds have been strong performers for years while charging minimal fees. And all are from the same provider.
  8. The 3 Best (and 2 Worst) Bond ETFs Right Now

    January 21, 2016
    The junk bond market is on thin ice. Here are ETFs to avoid and consider as a result.
  9. Verizon Returns to Profitability

    January 21, 2016
    Verizon Inc. swung to a profit last quarter but reiterated weak guidance for the rest of the year, as it reported results ...
  10. How Google & Twitter Compete with Facebook's Instant Articles ...

    January 21, 2016
    Look at how Facebook's Instant Articles feature works, and how it differs from the new Accelerated Mobile Pages feature from ...
  11. Deutsche Bank Sinks on Weak Profit and Guidance

    January 21, 2016
    Shares of Deutsche Bank plummeted by over 7% on Thursday to reach its lowest level in 13 years after the bank warned investors ...
  12. 3 ETF Strategies for Growth in Asia for 2016 (EWY, GMF)

    January 21, 2016
    Learn about potential factors and trends that can shape stock market returns in Asia for 2016 and where investors should ...
  13. 2 Reasons to Expect a Soft FQ4 From Steel Dynamics

    January 21, 2016
    While the company is doing a solid job controlling what it can, the overall steel industry continues to soften.
  14. Analyzing PepsiCo's Return on Equity (PEP)

    January 21, 2016
    Understand recent trends in PepsiCo's return on equity, the factors that have contributed to its return on equity (ROE), ...
  15. The Top 5 Eaton Vance Funds for Retirement Diversification in ...

    January 21, 2016
    Learn to increase the safety, returns and diversification of your retirement savings by investing in mutual funds from Eaton ...
  16. The Top 5 Health Care Penny Stocks for 2016 (CRIS, GERN)

    January 20, 2016
    Discover why the health care industry is a good play for investors and learn key information about the top five health care ...
  17. Stocks At Buy Points In Healthy Uptrends

    January 20, 2016
    These stocks are in healthy long-term uptrends, and a recent pullback presents a buying opportunity.
  18. Big Bank Earnings Hint At These Two Crucial Trends

    January 20, 2016
    Five of the six big banks reported profits this quarter. What are the two most important takeaways from their earnings?
  19. Is Best Buy the Next Circuit City? (BBY)

    January 20, 2016
    Circuit City is a former competitor of Best Buy that failed. Will Best Buy meet the same fate?
  20. 4 Ways to Short China with ETFs

    January 20, 2016
    If the Chinese economy proves to be a house of cards, here are a few ways to trade it.
  21. How Will Walmart Weather the Next Bear Market?

    January 20, 2016
    WMT has historically been a safe place to hide in bear markets. Is this still the case?
  22. Goldman Sachs’ Profits, Stock Plunges

    January 20, 2016
    On Wednesday, shares of Goldman Sachs fell by 3.15% (at the time of writing) after it reported weak profits for Q4 2015 on ...
  23. The Uptrend Is Reversing In Financials

    January 20, 2016
    Active traders are turning to financials because the close below several key long-term support levels suggest that the uptrend ...
  24. The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Rise of the Machines

    January 20, 2016
    That guy from the Black Eyed Peas, a robot, and the prime minister of Canada walk into a ski chalet. What do they talk about? ...
  25. Will General Electric Shock Investors in 2016?

    January 20, 2016
    GE may not shock investors in 2016, but thanks to a renewed industrial focus, the company is now on a much better path towards ...
  26. Schlumberger Earnings: Buy on Dividends and Panic

    January 20, 2016
    Investors with longer time horizons (2 to 3 years) can be rewarded from a well-run company like Schlumberger, which pays ...
  27. Can SunTrust Extend Its Earnings Winning Streak? (STI)

    January 20, 2016
    SunTrust shares are now even more attractive to investors willing to ride out the market volatility and swim toward safety.
  28. How Anheuser-Busch Makes Money (BUD)

    January 20, 2016
    The world's largest brewer enjoys overwhelming market share all over the world, and that market share is expected to rise. ...
  29. 2015's Best Alternative ETFs: Should You Invest?

    January 20, 2016
    These three alternative ETFs were top performers in 2015, but does that make them a good bet for 2016?
  30. Are These the Best Stock Buys Right Now?

    January 20, 2016
    The market is volatile but this presents opportunities. Here are a few to consider.
  31. These ETFs Are Best Bets for Market Volatility

    January 20, 2016
    The market is crashing, but that presents opportunities. Here are some exchange-traded funds that may present some upside ...
  32. Why McDonald's Fell off the Value Menu (MCD)

    January 20, 2016
    Investors should lock in some profits now and move on to the next turnaround prospect.
  33. Investment Banking

    January 19, 2016
    A specific division of banking related to the creation of capital for other companies, governments and other entities.
  34. The Top 6 Large Cap Alternative Energy Stocks for 2016 (JCI, ...

    January 19, 2016
    Identify large-cap, alternative energy stocks having the potential to make significant gains as a result of the transnational ...
  35. The Top 5 Large Cap Gold Stocks for 2016 (GG, NEM)

    January 19, 2016
    Read about five large-cap gold stocks for 2016. See how some companies in the sector may be poised for recoveries if gold ...
  36. Lockheed Martin P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis

    January 19, 2016
    A quick analysis of Lockheed Martin's P/E ratio.
  37. Stock and Flow Variables Explained: A Closer Look at Apple

    January 19, 2016
    The difference between stock and flow variables is an essential concept in finance and economics. We illustrate with financial ...
  38. The Best ADRs To Watch Out For In 2016

    January 19, 2016
    A look at some Chinese and Indian ADRs on U.S. exchanges that investors can bet on in 2016.
  39. Kinder Morgan P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis

    January 19, 2016
    The largest energy infrastructure company in America gets a quick calculation and analysis of its P/E ratio.
  40. Verizon Earnings Preview: Dial Into Value, Safety

    January 19, 2016
    Combined with its solid profit growth, consistent cash flow and strong dividends, good luck finding a safer stock in any ...
  41. Netflix's Earnings: Two Things To Watch

    January 19, 2016
    Netflix had a fantastic 2015. Will its first earnings call of 2016 repeat the magic for investors?
  42. Is A Stockbroker Career For You?

    January 19, 2016
    Discover what you need to become a stockbroker and the variety of opportunities that are now available to you.
  43. Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST): 2015 Recap

    January 19, 2016
    A look at Costco's highs and lows in 2015.
  44. These 3 Charts Suggest Bears Control The Commodity Markets

    January 19, 2016
    Many investors are wondering if they should be betting on a trend reversal in commodities. These charts suggest that a reversal ...
  45. BB&T Earnings: What to Expect

    January 19, 2016
    So with BBT stock trading at around $33, down 12.35% year to date, placing a long-term bet here can pay off.
  46. Wal-Mart Closes Stores to Focus on Growth

    January 19, 2016
    Wal-Mart announces aggressive store closings following portfolio review to stay focused on the long term plan of disciplined ...
  47. Slicing and Dicing Apple's Growth in 2016

    January 19, 2016
    Despite healthy growth, slowing smartphone and tablet sales, as well as Apple’s already significant revenue levels suggest ...
  48. Is AbbVie a Good Stock To Buy?

    January 19, 2016
    A look at AbbVie Inc., one of the newly-formed companies in the pharmaceutical space.
  49. Are These the Top Biotech Stocks of 2016?

    January 19, 2016
    These three biotech stocks are likely hold up better than their peers in 2016.
  50. Openings and closings of America's favorite chains

    January 19, 2016
    As we enter 2016, consumer giants Wal-Mart and Starbucks are starting the year closing and opening several locations, respectively.
  51. Which Robo-Advisor is Best? Here's a Shortlist

    January 19, 2016
    Robo-advisors are not going away anytime soon. Here is a look at 2016's best options for investors considering this form ...
  52. Starbucks to Report Q4 Earnings: What to Expect

    January 19, 2016
    Shares of the world’s largest coffee chain can give an immediate jolt to any portfolio on an earnings beat Thursday.
  53. Amazon Shareholders Should Worry About Prime Air

    January 19, 2016
    Amazon's Prime Air is an amazing idea that is filled with potential issues that should worry shareholders.
  54. The Top 5 Small Cap Utility Stocks for 2016 (CPK, RGCO)

    January 18, 2016
    Identify five small-cap utility stocks that should be a part of a balanced portfolio in 2016. Evaluate these stocks based ...
  55. The Top 5 Small Cap Telecommunication Stocks for 2016 (CBB, SHEN)

    January 18, 2016
    Identify five small-cap telecommunication stocks that should be on your watchlist for 2016; analyze these stocks based on ...
  56. The Top 4 Small Cap Natural Gas Stocks for 2016 (ATW, SGU)

    January 18, 2016
    Explore detailed analyses of the top four small-cap natural gas stocks, and learn about their characteristics and why they ...
  57. Are Rises In These Stocks and REITs Sustainable?

    January 18, 2016
    These stocks have been strong recently, but there are cautionary signs. Watch for these sell signals.
  58. Why Apple Stock Might Have Reached Bottom

    January 18, 2016
    With analysts becoming more realistic about Apple's unit-shipment prospects, it's possible the stock might have bottomed ...
  59. Can Amazon Sink Ocean Freight Competitors?

    January 18, 2016
    The only question is, how long will it take Amazon to put the ocean freight market in a tailspin.
  60. Is a Recession Coming?

    January 18, 2016
    Even as a number of economic indicators look good, global conditions and inflation levels point to the imminence of another ...
  61. Netflix's Q4 Earnings: What To Watch

    January 18, 2016
    With a beat Tuesday and results that suggests sustained subscriber growth for 2016, these shares should regain levels of ...
  62. Bank of America Earnings: What to Expect

    January 18, 2016
    At around $14 per share, betting on BAC stock, which has a book value of almost $22, makes tons of sense.
  63. Will IBM's Q4 Results Show Signs of Improvement?

    January 18, 2016
    IBM potential value is worth relatively low risk implied in its projections.
  64. American Express: Don't Invest Without It

    January 18, 2016
    leaving home with AXP in your portfolio would be a mistake, especially when combined with its 29-cent quarterly dividend ...
  65. Is Goldman Sachs Bankable After $5.1 Billion Fine?

    January 18, 2016
    At around $155 and down almost 30% in six months, Goldman is now bankable on future rate hikes and the likelihood of a bottom ...
  66. Don't Bet on F5 Networks' Stock Rebound

    January 18, 2016
    Despite how attractive FFIV stock might appear today near its 52-week lows, investors would be better served moving on.
  67. eBay: An Activist Investment Analysis (EBAY)

    January 16, 2016
    Find out how legendary investor Carl Icahn took on e-commerce giant eBay in 2014 in a battle that led to eBay separating ...
  68. QQQ: PowerShares QQQ Trust ETF

    January 15, 2016
    Learn more about one of the most popular and widely traded exchange-traded funds in the world: Invesco PowerShares QQQ Trust ...
  69. The Top 5 Platinum Stocks for 2016 (SWC, PLG)

    January 15, 2016
    Discover five of the most promising platinum mining stocks that investors may wish to consider adding to their portfolios ...
  70. Is Apple a Threat to Tesla's Electric Car? (TSLA, AAPL)

    January 15, 2016
    Look at Apple's plans to develop and build an electric car by 2019, and how that will impact Tesla's electric car, which ...
  71. The Top 5 Google Shareholders (GOOG)

    January 15, 2016
    Learn more about the top shareholders of Google and what the corporate restructuring under the Alphabet umbrella means for ...
  72. UWTI Can't Go to Zero: Here is Why (UWTI)

    January 15, 2016
    Learn how UWTI can't go to zero due to endless reverse splits and the acceleration clause that will allow for liquidation ...
  73. The Top 5 Small-Cap Basic Material Stocks for 2016 (WOR, CMC)

    January 15, 2016
    Find out what kind of small-cap basic material stocks may make a run in 2016 and how their different business characteristics ...
  74. DuPont: An Activist Investment Analysis (DD)

    January 15, 2016
    Learn about the activist investor campaign launched against DuPont by a hedge fund. See how the activist campaign led to ...
  75. 5 Best Stocks to Buy Your Kids (AAPL, FB)

    January 15, 2016
    Understand what someone should look for when deciding on stocks to buy for kids. Learn about the top five stocks to buy for ...
  76. Top 5 Dreyfus Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016 (BK)

    January 15, 2016
    Learn which five Dreyfus funds provide the best portfolio diversity combined with stability of investment returns for any ...
  77. (XBI, FBT, IBB) 3 Bond ETFs in the Biotech Sector

    January 15, 2016
    Learn about the top biotechnology ETFs, such as the SPDR S&P Biotech ETF, the First Trust NYSE Arca Biotech ETF and the iShares ...
  78. (XME, PICK, GDX) 3 Bond ETFs in the Mining Sector

    January 15, 2016
    Learn about the top three metals and mining exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and explore analyses of their characteristics and ...
  79. Top 5 Goldman Sachs Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2 ...

    January 15, 2016
    Learn how to use Goldman Sachs mutual funds as tools for retirement savings diversification and receiving higher yields and ...
  80. BHP Billiton Down 8% After $7 Billion Write Down...Is It All ...

    January 15, 2016
    BHP Billiton Limited (ADR) (NYSE: BHP) shares have declined 53.76 percent over the past year, almost touching their 52-week ...
  81. ChartAdvisor for January, 15 2016

    January 15, 2016
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  82. Infosys Results Affirm Its Consulting Prowess

    January 15, 2016
    You would be hard-pressed to find a hotter company than Infosys in the consulting space.
  83. GE Sells Its Home Appliances Business to China's Haier

    January 15, 2016
    On Friday, General Electrics (GE) announced to sell off their home appliances business to Chinese company – Haier – in a ...
  84. Why Investors Hated Intel's Q4 Earnings Beat

    January 15, 2016
    Intel's results weren't as bad as the effect to its stock price would indicate.
  85. Opportunities and Challenges for Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)

    January 14, 2016
    AMD has a plan for achieving long-term profitability. But does it have what it takes to make this plan a reality?
  86. The Top 5 Large Cap Technology Stocks for 2016 (FB, GOOG)

    January 14, 2016
    Discover the top five tech stocks to buy in 2016, or even before, including four blue-chip American giants and one Chinese ...
  87. The Top 5 Oil and Gas ETFs for 2016 (USO, UNG)

    January 14, 2016
    Read detailed analyses of the top five oil and gas exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to consider for 2016, and learn the characteristics ...
  88. Is Altria Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (MO)

    January 14, 2016
    Discover if Altria Group Inc.'s stock is the near-perfect investment vehicle for an IRA or a Roth IRA. Learn how to exploit ...
  89. The Top 5 ETFs for 2016 (VTI, SCHG)

    January 14, 2016
    Discover the top five ETFs to include in your portfolio for 2016, including large-cap growth and dividend funds, foreign ...
  90. Staples: An Activist Investment Analysis (SPLS, ODP)

    January 14, 2016
    Learn about Starboard Value LP's investor activism with Staples Inc. Find out what strategies were encouraged by Starboard ...
  91. The Top 3 Small Cap ETFs for 2016 (VBR, DES)

    January 14, 2016
    Obtain detailed information on three of the most promising small-cap exchange traded funds (ETFs) that could outperform for ...
  92. 3 Things To Watch For in Intel's Earnings

    January 14, 2016
    Intel reports its earnings after market close today. Here are three things that investors should look for in its earnings ...
  93. The Top 5 Bond ETFs for 2016 (CWB, TLT)

    January 14, 2016
    Find out which five bond ETFs investors should consider heading into 2016, and why the Federal Reserve's rate policies could ...
  94. Chipotle Execs Ease Investors' Nerves

    January 14, 2016
    The questions surrounding Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.'s (CMG) food safety scares have sent investors heading for the exits. ...
  95. Is Delta Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (DAL)

    January 14, 2016
    Learn about Delta Airlines and the factors that affect the company's performance. Discover if Delta stock makes an appropriate ...
  96. The Top 3 Convertible Bond ETFs for 2016 (CWB, ICVT)

    January 14, 2016
    Obtain detailed information on the exchange-traded funds (ETFs) available for traders seeking ETF exposure to convertible ...
  97. Is Boeing Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (BA)

    January 14, 2016
    Understand why portfolio managers are bullish on Boeing, and determine whether this stock is more suitable for a traditional ...
  98. Top 4 BlackRock Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016 ...

    January 14, 2016
    Learn how four top funds from BlackRock can be allocated to create a diversified retirement portfolio for generating lifetime ...
  99. How the New Allergan Plc Will Make Money

    January 14, 2016
    Allergan plc is not only enormous, it's about to more than double in size. Here's why and how.
  100. Defense & Aerospace Stocks: Are These 2016's Best?

    January 14, 2016
    These four defense stocks offer potential in 2016, each in different ways.
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