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  1. Looking for a Trade? Eye These High-Beta Stocks

    January 12, 2016
    High-beta stocks are volatile, presenting profitable trading opportunities ... but not without risk.
  2. Vanguard Mutual Funds Overview (VFINX, VFIAX)

    January 12, 2016
    Learn about Vanguard Mutual Funds, including its history, investment management philosophy, client base, mutual fund offerings, ...
  3. Microsoft: An Activist Investment Analysis (MSFT)

    January 12, 2016
    Find out how hedge fund ValueAct Capital managed to turn a 0.8% position in Microsoft stock into a CEO change, a place on ...
  4. Bank of New York Mellon: An Activist Investment Analysis (BK)

    January 12, 2016
    Read about one of 2015's most intriguing corporate battles: the activist feud between Bank of New York Mellon shareholders ...
  5. Apple's 3 Key Financial Ratios (AAPL)

    January 12, 2016
    Find out that even for Apple, not every financial ratio reveals all things positive, and how a particular ratio may point ...
  6. Effect of China's Slowdown on Gambling Stocks in the US (LVS)

    January 12, 2016
    Find out how the recent market crash in China has impacted the U.S. gambling industry and how big resort stocks such as Wynn ...
  7. 3 Reasons Southwest Is Growing Faster than Its Competitors (LUV)

    January 12, 2016
    Understand how Southwest Airlines operates and what makes it different from competitors. Learn three reasons why it's growing ...
  8. Alcoa's Mixed Fourth Quarter Still Beats

    January 12, 2016
    With management forecasting 2016 to be a robust year global aluminum demand growth, up 6% year over year, it's likely Alcoa ...
  9. New Offer for Baxalta

    January 12, 2016
    Shire announced a new offer for Baxalta at $45.6 per share. The deal would be financed by~$21B in equity and ~$16B in cash
  10. Can the Best Mutual Funds of 2015 Repeat in 2016?

    January 12, 2016
    Here are the top five mutual funds of 2015. Do any of them have upside potential this year?
  11. 3 Airline Stocks Cruising Steadily in 2016

    January 12, 2016
    It's not going to be easy to find winning transportation stocks in 2016, but these three stocks might offer potential.
  12. Is United Continental Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? ...

    January 12, 2016
    Learn about United Continental stock's suitability for retirement investments, and find out if UAL is better for traditional ...
  13. Display Spending Surge Threatens Google's Profits

    January 12, 2016
    Digital digital spending is expected to overtake search ad spending this year. Who will win the mobile advertising sweepstakes? ...
  14. Is Invensense Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (INVN)

    January 12, 2016
    Understand why InvenSense stock is reasonably suitable for a traditional IRA but, due to its upside potential, a much better ...
  15. Why the UWTI Did a Reverse Split (UWTI)

    January 12, 2016
    Discover why UWTI has performed a reverse split to increase the fund's price per share and why it is likely to happen again ...
  16. Watch Out for Agricultural Stocks

    January 12, 2016
    All eyes are on metals and energy. Based on the charts in this article, now could be the time to watch out for agriculture ...
  17. Is Bank of America Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (BAC)

    January 12, 2016
    Learn why Bank of America's established track record and long-term stability make it more suitable for a traditional IRA ...
  18. How Crashing Oil Prices Pushed BP's Dividend Yield Above 7% (BP)

    January 12, 2016
    Discover what has contributed to BP's dividend yield climbing from around 5% to above 7% from 2012 to 2015 while oil prices ...
  19. Will Oil Fall Beneath $30 per Barrel?

    January 12, 2016
    The ongoing collapse in the price of oil continues today as the price of a barrel of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude ...
  20. 3 Dividend Computer Hardware Stocks You Should Consider Buying ...

    January 12, 2016
    Discover three dividend hardware stocks that you should consider buying, including two big household names that are poised ...
  21. 4 Problems With Costco's Business Model (COST)

    January 12, 2016
    Read about some of the problems with Costco's business model. While the company has been successful, there are still several ...
  22. 5 Big Food Industry M&A Deals in 2015 (KHC, KO)

    January 12, 2016
    Read about some of the most important M&A transactions announced in the food sector in 2015, including one of the most talked ...
  23. Top 5 Companies Owned By Coca Cola (KO)

    January 12, 2016
    Discover the top five companies that Coca-Cola has ownership or an ownership stake in and how changing consumer tastes have ...
  24. Has Lululemon Stock Been Stretched Too Far?

    January 12, 2016
    LULU stock is now priced too steeply, given the "sell the news" set-up just created.
  25. What is the formula for calculating the debt-to-equity ratio?

    January 11, 2016
    Find out how to use this fundamental financial ratio to help assess a company's performance.
  26. How do I calculate the P/E ratio of a company?

    January 11, 2016
    Find out how to calculate this common valuation ratio and what the results can tell you about a company's performance.
  27. Bank of America's 3 Key Financial Ratios (BAC)

    January 11, 2016
    Discover some of the key financial ratios that show the quality of Bank of America's loan portfolio and how profitable the ...
  28. Does the Shell/BG Merger Still Make Sense?

    January 11, 2016
    With oil prices much lower than management's forecasts, does the Shell/BG merger still make sense?
  29. The Top 5 Micro-Cap Oil Stocks for 2016 (PEIX, TESO)

    January 11, 2016
    Learn about the top five micro-cap oil stocks for 2016, and discover their price-to-book ratios and why their stock prices ...
  30. Three Outstanding Value Stocks to Buy in 2016

    January 11, 2016
    The core of long-term value investing orbits around businesses with superior economics, rationale management and a value ...
  31. The 4 Best Franklin Templeton Funds (BEN)

    January 11, 2016
    Discover the four best performing mutual funds managed and administered by Franklin Templeton Investments that invest in ...
  32. The Two Biggest Flash Crashes of 2015

    January 11, 2016
    A flash crash occurs when prices plunge in minutes, and then often recover just as quickly. Here are two major flash crashes ...
  33. The Top 5 Biotechnology ETFs for 2016 (XBI, IBB)

    January 11, 2016
    Read analyses of the top biotech ETFs for 2016, and learn about the characteristics of the funds that may be poised to rebound.
  34. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Natural Gas Stocks for 2016 (COG, CHK)

    January 11, 2016
    Discover the top five mid-cap natural gas stocks for 2016 with a summary of each company and explanations of how each company ...
  35. How Oil Prices Affect Tesla's Stock (TSLA)

    January 11, 2016
    Pay close attention to Tesla’s share price performance before assuming that shockingly low oil prices can provide a bargain ...
  36. World's Top 10 Private Equity Firms (APO, BX)

    January 11, 2016
    Obtain important information about the world's top ten private equity firms ranked as of 2015, including their investment ...
  37. How Does the Volkswagen Scandal Affect GM? (GM, VOW.DE)

    January 11, 2016
    Monitor the reaction of Chinese consumers to the Volkswagen emissions scandal. It could significantly boost the market share ...
  38. The Top 5 Global Equity ETFs for 2016 (IXJ, VT)

    January 11, 2016
    Take a closer look at five global equity ETFs poised to do well in 2016, and learn why there are always opportunities for ...
  39. Wells Fargo's 3 Key Financial Ratios (WFC)

    January 11, 2016
    Look at some of most important financial ratios for with Wells Fargo & Co. and understand why they are so important for analyzing ...
  40. The Hits and Misses of 2015

    January 11, 2016
    While there was no shortage of misses in 2015, a year when most mainstream investments fared poorly, a number of hits came ...
  41. The Top 5 Alternative Energy Stocks for 2016 (FSLR, CSIQ)

    January 11, 2016
    Check out the top five alternative energy stocks for 2016 that are poised to rise because of the investment tax credit and ...
  42. Momenta, Mylan Collaboration on Biosimilars Looks Solid for Both ...

    January 11, 2016
    Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc and Mylan Inc announced a world-wide collaboration on six biosimilar mAbs.
  43. The 4 Best J.P. Morgan Equity Funds (JPM)

    January 11, 2016
    Discover the four best equity mutual funds administered and managed by J.P. Morgan based on ratings received from Morningstar ...
  44. Top 5 MFS Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016 (SLF)

    January 11, 2016
    Discover the five best MFS funds for retirement savings diversification. Learn why America's first mutual fund is still a ...
  45. Four Stocks With Further Downside

    January 11, 2016
    If you're looking for shorting opportunities or a chance to exit a long position, these stocks look like they have further ...
  46. Are These the Top Basic Materials Stocks of 2016?

    January 11, 2016
    It may be difficult to find winning basic materials stocks in 2016. But here's one choice to consider for diversification ...
  47. Top 6 Janus Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016 (JNS)

    January 11, 2016
    Discover how to have solid investment returns and portfolio stability diversity using Janus Capital mutual funds for retirement ...
  48. Top 4 Stocks Listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange for 2016 ...

    January 11, 2016
    Discover four Hong Kong-listed stocks, two exposed to the growing consumer economy and two laggards struggling to overcome ...
  49. Why These Are the Top 3 Beverage Stocks of 2016

    January 11, 2016
    These three beverage stocks offer the best potential in 2016.
  50. Top 5 Prudential Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016 ...

    January 11, 2016
    Discover five mutual funds from Prudential Financial for diversifying a retirement savings portfolio that have a history ...
  51. Qualcomm Stock is Broken, Not the Company

    January 11, 2016
    With some 17,000 patents in its portfolio, good luck finding a state-of-the-art smartphone that doesn't contain Qualcomm's ...
  52. Microsoft's Cloud Leadership Rains Stock Rewards

    January 11, 2016
    It's not often a company, which established a leadership position in one high-growth industry in a certain era, successfully ...
  53. 2 Reasons Juniper Can Secure You Long-Term Profits

    January 11, 2016
    JNPR stock should reach $35 by the end of 2016, delivering some 35% gains to investors who today seizes the opportunity.
  54. After a Steep Correction, Is KB Home Priced in the Right Neighborhood?

    January 11, 2016
    Assuming KB can maintain higher ASPs in the months ahead, profits should not be a problem and the its share-price -- now ...
  55. An Answer for Twitter's 140-Character Dispute

    January 11, 2016
    In its current state, Twitter is merely a social media switchboard, and it's grown tired of that role.
  56. Apple Gets Emotional About Its Future

    January 11, 2016
    With some $206 billion in cash on the balance sheet, Apple is ready to deploy its capital not only to avert its stock decline, ...
  57. Will IBM's Watson Group Turn Data Into Revenue?

    January 11, 2016
    IBM made a major splash at CES with announcements regarding its data analytics ventures. Will it succeed?
  58. Barracuda Stock Gets Bitten

    January 11, 2016
    Even while CUDA stock might appear attractive at these levels, the old adage "Once bitten, twice shy" should be applied here.
  59. Target Corp. (TGT): 2015 Recap

    January 10, 2016
    A recap of the highs and lows of Target in 2015
  60. Will New Spirit Airlines CEO Restore Growth?

    January 8, 2016
    After six consecutive quarters of declining sequential revenue growth, Ben Baldanza is out as chief executive of Spirit ...
  61. Why Ctrip.com Is Plowing $180M Into MakeMyTrip

    January 8, 2016
    Ambitious China-based travel services provider Ctrip.com (NASDAQ: CTRP) has gained a strong toehold in a promising market. ...
  62. Starbucks Goes Healthier Due to Customer Demand

    January 8, 2016
    While listening to customers should be something all businesses do, in many cases, companies think they know what their ...
  63. MGM J.V. and T-Mobile Connect for New Vegas Arena

    January 8, 2016
    It no longer has to be referred to generically as the Las Vegas Arena. Still under construction, the sports facility within ...
  64. The Top 5 ETFs to Track the S&P 500 for 2016 (VOO, RPV)

    January 8, 2016
    Learn about five S&P 500-tracking ETFs that may be positioned for a strong 2016, especially in light of the Federal Reserve ...
  65. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Restaurant Stocks for 2016 (PNRA, WEN)

    January 8, 2016
    Get your portfolio ready for 2016. Here are the top five mid-cap restaurant stocks worth taking a look at for the next year ...
  66. The Top 5 Small-Cap Technology Stocks for 2016 (AMD, CLS)

    January 8, 2016
    Learn what the top five small-cap technology stocks are for 2016, with a summary, growth outlook and price target on each ...
  67. Is Investing in What You Eat a Good Idea?

    January 8, 2016
    What is the best fast-casual investment for the long haul: PNRA, SHAK, BWLD or CMG?
  68. Are These the Top 4 Game & Toy Stocks of 2016?

    January 8, 2016
    These four toymaker stocks have the potential to deliver moderate to significant stock appreciation plays in 2016.
  69. 4 Ways that the Presidential Election Will Affect Your Portfolio

    January 8, 2016
    Healthcare, pharmaceutical, energy and defense stocks could be impacted, as presidential campaign statements translate into ...
  70. The Top 5 Bank ETFs for 2016 (KBE, KRE)

    January 8, 2016
    Read detailed analyses of the top five banking exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and learn why they may be poised to rise due ...
  71. The Top 3 Gold ETFs for 2016 (IAU, DZZ)

    January 8, 2016
    Read about three gold-based ETFs that investors and traders should watch out for in 2016, and why this might be the year ...
  72. ChartAdvisor for January 8, 2016

    January 8, 2016
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  73. The Top 10 Mid Cap Stocks for 2016 (BWA, CNP)

    January 8, 2016
    Learn about the top 10 mid-cap stocks that are expected to grow in 2016. A summary of each company is provided, along with ...
  74. BlackBerry Shows Progress With Priv Smartphone

    January 7, 2016
    BlackBerry's (NASDAQ: BBRY) introduction of its Priv smartphone on Nov. 6 was a red-letter day. Complete with a slide-out ...
  75. Garmin Bets Bigger on Bicyclists

    January 7, 2016
    GPS supplier Garmin (NASDAQ: GRMN) took its place on the stage at this week's CES conference in Las Vegas, unveiling a wearable ...
  76. Intel Wearable Chip Nearly Ready for Primetime

    January 7, 2016
    Last year didn't do much to placate Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) shareholders, following about a 5% drop in share price, even as ...
  77. The Top 5 Value ETFs for 2016 (RPV, VBR)

    January 7, 2016
    Take a look at five value-based ETFs investors should consider as they head into 2016, and find out why Vanguard may be king ...
  78. The Top 5 Utility ETFs for 2016 (XLU, IDU)

    January 7, 2016
    Discover the top utility company ETFs, and learn more about how you can get exposure to water, electricity and natural gas ...
  79. Stocks at Make or Break Points on the Chart

    January 7, 2016
    These stocks are at points where short-term momentum could reverse the trend; bulls and bears should be watching these closely.
  80. The Top 5 Large-Cap ETFs for 2016 (VTI, IVV)

    January 7, 2016
    Take a look at five ETFs that could break out in 2016, or at least help a portfolio stay afloat if the global markets are ...
  81. Stocks With Bubbles That Could Burst in 2016

    January 7, 2016
    These are some of the over-valued stocks based on P/E and Forward P/E ratios. Will the bubbles burst in 2016?
  82. The Top 5 Retail ETFs for 2016 (RTH, PMR)

    January 7, 2016
    Explore detailed analyses of the top exchange-traded funds holding retail-related stocks for 2016, and learn about the characteristics ...
  83. Top 3 Resilient Stocks for a Bear Market

    January 7, 2016
    These three stocks offer resiliency and safe dividends in a bear market.
  84. Self-Driving Cars: A Good Investment?

    January 7, 2016
    Will self-driving cars act as an upside catalyst for these companies?
  85. Are These the Top 3 Energy Stocks of 2016?

    January 7, 2016
    It won't be easy to find winning energy stocks in 2016. These might be your best bets.
  86. The Top 5 Mid Cap Core ETFs for 2016 (VO, IJH)

    January 7, 2016
    Read about some of the top mid-cap ETFs, and learn how you can use these funds to get broad exposure to an important segment ...
  87. The Top 4 Dividend Paying Hardware Stocks for 2016 (GRMN, QCOM)

    January 7, 2016
    Discover the top four dividend stocks in the hardware industry, including one long-standing blue chip and a few value investments ...
  88. The Top 5 Technology ETFs for 2016 (FDN, IGV)

    January 7, 2016
    Read about five technology-based ETFs that could be poised to take off in 2016, and why no investor can afford to shy away ...
  89. The Top 5 Mid Cap Healthcare Stocks for 2016 (COO, ICLR)

    January 7, 2016
    Discover the top five mid-cap health care stocks for 2016, with a summary, growth outlook and expected price target for each ...
  90. The Top 5 Health Care ETFs for 2016 (XLV, VHT)

    January 7, 2016
    Read about five of the top health care exchange traded funds available today, and learn how you can get exposure to this ...
  91. 800 Million More Reasons To Like Facebook Stock

    January 7, 2016
    So investors who don't currently own FB shares, whoever you are, reason to buy FB are now everywhere.
  92. The Non-Stop Profit Party at Constellation Brands Is Attracting ...

    January 7, 2016
    Given the panic that has taken over the market in the past several days, Constellation Brands is one of the few remaining ...
  93. Are These the Top Dividend-Paying Stocks of 2016?

    January 7, 2016
    These five dividend-paying stocks have the potential to outperform in 2016 when it comes to total return.
  94. A Mixed Bag for Retailers This Holiday Season

    January 7, 2016
    Which retailers won or lost this holiday season?
  95. The Top 5 International Equity ETFs for 2016 (SCZ, VEU)

    January 7, 2016
    Read about five international ETFs that could perform well in 2016, especially considering the prospect of a contraction ...
  96. Will SWTFA Be the Biggest Film Of All Time?

    January 7, 2016
    Star Wars has already become the biggest box office performer of all time in North America. Can it repeat the feat globally? ...
  97. The Top 5 High-Yield Bond ETFs for 2016 (SJNK, SHYG)

    January 7, 2016
    Read about five high-yield ETFs that are well-positioned to survive if the Federal Reserve decides to raise interest rates ...
  98. The Top 10 Core Equity ETFs for 2016 (SCHD, EFV)

    January 7, 2016
    Read about 10 ETFs that investors should consider as core holdings in a well-balanced investment portfolio heading into 2 ...
  99. Netflix: The World's First Global TV Network

    January 7, 2016
    After having killed off the video-rental industry and accelerating the cord-cutting phenomenon, Hasting has drawn a line ...
  100. Sonic's Drive-In Style Drives FQ1 Results Higher

    January 7, 2016
    Few restaurant chains have the growth trend and forward momentum Sonic portrays.
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