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  1. 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.
  2. 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. ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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.
  5. 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?
  6. 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. ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. ChartAdvisor for July 10 2015

    July 10, 2015
    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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.
  19. How to Create a Personal Risk Management Plan

    July 10, 2015
    Investors should consider these strategies to establish a risk management plan.
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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, ...
  24. 3 Reasons Costco Has Membership Fees

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

    July 9, 2015
    Last week, Aetna Inc (AET) announced it will be acquiring Humana Inc (HUM).
  26. 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?
  27. How Skype Makes Money

    July 9, 2015
    We explain how the world's most popular VOIP app makes money.
  28. 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.
  29. 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 ...
  30. The Most Successful Corporations In The U.S.

    July 9, 2015
    These five iconic American brands epitomize corporate success.
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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: ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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.
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. All About The Gun Business In America

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

    July 8, 2015
    Is AT&T a good investment?
  49. Three Ways to Trade Big Moves in the China Market

    July 8, 2015
    While Greece attracts most of the attention, the Chinese stock market has fallen 20% in the last 10 weeks. Here's three ways ...
  50. 3 Ways Millennials Can Invest in Rental Properties

    July 8, 2015
    Millennials have more than three decades to reap the benefits of a renter nation by investing in apartment real estate.
  51. Canaccord Lowers Android, Qualcomm, BlackBerry And China Smartphone ...

    July 8, 2015
    In multiple reports published Tuesday, Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley lowered his 2015 global smartphone estimates ...
  52. My Mini-IPO: The Reality of Equity Crowdfunding

    July 8, 2015
    Regulation A+, part of Title IV of the JOBS Act, has made equity crowdfunding a reality in the U.S. What does that mean for ...
  53. What Goldman Sachs’s Online Lending Means For Banking

    July 8, 2015
    Recently Goldman Sachs has announced its entry into the online lending space. Most commonly known as an investment bank, ...
  54. Carnival Gets Fed Approval to Sail to Cuba

    July 8, 2015
    Cuba is 90 miles from the tip of Key West, Florida. It often seems much farther away from us, though, given the chilly relationship ...
  55. Now Is The Time To Invest In Cyber Security

    July 8, 2015
    Cyber security is a growing industry. We'll take a look at different ways you can invest.
  56. Pricing Collapse: Time to Buy Iron Ore Majors?

    July 8, 2015
    Iron ore prices are collapsing once again, hitting their lowest levels since April and threatening not only major miners ...
  57. 'Technical Issues' Halt NYSE Trading, Twitter Users Respond

    July 8, 2015
    Story is developing. Here's the best tweets we've seen so far from the Twittersphere: @NYSE tweeted at 12:28 pm ET these ...
  58. Shake Shack Ruffles Feathers With Chicken Sandwich

    July 8, 2015
    Does Shake Shack (NYSE: SHAK) have its eye on unseating Chick-fil-A as the top chicken joint? Known for being one of the ...
  59. Nokia Successfully Tests Smart City Solution

    July 8, 2015
    Down nearly 20% year-to-date as of this writing, Nokia (NYSE: NOK) shareholders have not had much to celebrate recently. ...
  60. Will Starbucks Customers Accept a Price Hike?

    July 8, 2015
    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX), which already charges premium prices compared to rival coffee sellers like Dunkin' Donuts and ...
  61. Has Seadrill Become a Risky Investment?

    July 8, 2015
    Investing in big oil stocks has long been a safe haven for investors, but falling oil prices and a suspended dividend payment ...
  62. Director Resigns From Activision Blizzard Board

    July 8, 2015
    After nearly a decade of service, Richard Sarnoff resigned from the Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) board of directors ...
  63. A Look at How Currency-Hedged ETFs Work

    July 8, 2015
    Currency-hedged ETFs come in two varieties: single-currency and multiple-currency. Which is right for you?
  64. How Movie Theater Companies Are Combatting Netflix

    July 8, 2015
    Understand why Netflix is a threat to major movie theater companies, and learn how movie theaters are fighting back against ...
  65. Why Salesforce.com Keeps Picking on SAP

    July 8, 2015
    Pick any recent Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) earnings call, and chances are you will hear CEO and co-founder Marc Benioff ...
  66. Want to Beat the Market? Take on Some Risk

    July 8, 2015
    As we head into a sketchy investment environment, you may want to reverse your thinking to find the best opportunities.
  67. Is GoPro a Go With Its New, Smaller Camera?

    July 8, 2015
    On Monday, GoPro (NASDAQ: GPRO) unveiled its latest camera, the HERO4 Session. It is the fourth camera model from the young ...
  68. Terminator May Not Be Back for Viacom

    July 8, 2015
    While Terminator Genisys has underwhelmed at the box office in the United States, the film should more than make up for ...
  69. Raytheon's NASA Contract Is Out of This World

    July 8, 2015
    On Monday, July 6th, Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) announced it had won a five-year, $240 million award from the National ...
  70. 5 Hot Startup Industries Other Than Tech

    July 7, 2015
    Though it’s the Facebooks and Instagrams that get the attention, not all successful startups are in tech.
  71. Home Depot Vs. Lowes: The Home Improvement Battle

    July 7, 2015
    Home Depot and Lowe's are both giants of the home improvement sector. But how do they compare to one-another?
  72. Insurance Companies Vs. Banks: Separate And Not Equal

    July 7, 2015
    Insurance companies and banks are both financial intermediaries. However, they don't always face the same risks and are regulated ...
  73. 3 ETFs Poised For A Move Higher

    July 7, 2015
    In this article we'll take a look at three ETFs that are positioning for a move higher. Nearby support levels are providing ...
  74. Target Vs. Walmart: Who's Winning The Big Box War?

    July 7, 2015
    Wal-Mart dwarfs Target in number of stores, total assets, and market cap. But which company is more profitable?
  75. Is Gillette's Market Edge Becoming Razor-Thin?

    July 7, 2015
    Despite Gillette's success with the razor-and-blades strategy, the increasing popularity of beards and new competition may ...
  76. Making Money The Wyckoff Way

    July 7, 2015
    Richard Wyckoff established key principles on tops, bottoms, and trends in the early decades of the 20th century.
  77. Will Russia Annex CTC Media?

    July 7, 2015
    On July 6th, CTC Media (NASDAQ: CTCM) announced it had received a "formal, non-binding offer from UTH Russia, a privately ...
  78. Sears Future Uncertain Following REIT Spinoff

    July 7, 2015
    The gutting of Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD) began in earnest on Monday after the troubled retailer reported that the rights ...
  79. Local Tax Will Not Hurt Netflix Growth

    July 7, 2015
    While it seems like a blow at first glance, Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) is unlikely to suffer from the 9% tax on its streaming ...
  80. IBM's Big Data Push Goes Global

    July 7, 2015
    CEO Ginni Rometty continues to drive IBM's (NYSE: IBM) transition into new, fast-growing markets by aligning both personnel ...
  81. 3 Reasons FireEye Stock May Fall

    July 7, 2015
    Cybersecurity pioneer FireEye (NASDAQ: FEYE) has no dearth of market demand for its products, and investors have warmed ...
  82. Stock Options To Trade On Intraday Momentum Index

    July 7, 2015
    The intraday momentum index, or the IMI, can offer a reliable way to profit on options, but only for the right stocks.
  83. Cisco to Invest $10 Billion in China

    July 7, 2015
    Networking giant Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) recently pledged to invest over $10 billion in China over the next few years in a ...
  84. Yelp Ends Its Search for a Buyer

    July 7, 2015
    When a publicly traded company is the focus of a buyout rumor, its stock usually appreciates. That is what happened with ...
  85. Know When To Buy & Hold It, Know When To Fold It

    July 7, 2015
    A passive buy-and-hold strategy using ETFs is one of the most efficient ways of building a portfolio.
  86. S&P 500 Vs. Russell 2000 ETF: Which Should You Get?

    July 7, 2015
    We look at the differences of investing in the S&P 500 vs. the Russell 2000 exchange-traded fund, and when to choose the ...
  87. Theme Park Stocks Heating Up for Summer

    July 7, 2015
    Despite declining consumer spending, theme parks have increasing visitors and revenue. Find out what that means for these ...
  88. The Innovation Powering Honda's Sexy New Jet

    July 7, 2015
    Honda is entering aviation with the HondaJet. Here's a quick introduction to its unique technology and how it was developed.
  89. eBay's PayPal Buys Xoom Ahead of IPO

    July 7, 2015
    PayPal, which is set to be spun off from eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) in an upcoming IPO, recently announced the acquisition of cross-border ...
  90. Pros & Cons Of A Passive Buy And Hold Strategy

    July 7, 2015
    Forget market timing: we look at the pros and cons of the tried, tested, and true strategy of buying and holding stocks for ...
  91. McDonald's Turns to Healthy Foods, Minions

    July 7, 2015
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) has tried a number of new initiatives to reverse its sliding sales in the United States. Some, such ...
  92. Starz Aims for AMC With "Ash vs. Evil Dead"

    July 7, 2015
    These days, director Sam Raimi is best known for bringing Spider-Man to the big screen. In 1981, he was a fledging filmmaker ...
  93. Strategies For Playing The Confirmation Trade

    July 7, 2015
    Trends often escalate when the confirmation process is completed after a breakout or breakdown.
  94. Three Types Of Profit Protection Stops

    July 7, 2015
    Three types of profit protection stops lock in profits at different stages in the progression of a successful trade.
  95. Trading With Stage Analysis

    July 7, 2015
    Stage analysis offers market participants a powerful tool to identify current market conditions and make rapid adjustments ...
  96. 3 Ways To Trade The Greece Default

    July 7, 2015
    A missed payment from Greece to the IMF has put the nation on the radar of many active traders. We'll take a look at 3 ways ...
  97. Oil Fails To Break Above Key Resistance

    July 7, 2015
    These are interesting times in the oil markets. We'll take a look at several ways to trade the move in oil.
  98. Top Natural Gas Stocks Worth Considering

    July 7, 2015
    The stock prices of the largest natural gas producers are at 12-month lows, creating an opportunity for investors. Here are ...
  99. How to Battle Inflation During Retirement

    July 7, 2015
    If inflation is imminent, here's how to prepare.
  100. Best Medium-Term Investments for Market Jitters

    July 7, 2015
    As central bank effectiveness wears off, here are a few ways to play it.
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