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  1. Who Are the Brains Behind Facebook?

    June 29, 2015
    These are the top people making Facebook what it is today.
  2. Is Etsy The New And Improved Ebay?

    June 29, 2015
    Will Etsy replace Ebay as the place for young, trendy millennials to shop?
  3. Wearable Tech Is Wowing The Market

    June 28, 2015
    A big week for wearable devices has helped lift the sector’s investing profile. To little surprise, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: ...
  4. ChartAdvisor for June 26 2015

    June 26, 2015
    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  5. How Will Whole Foods Finance Its "365" Stores?

    June 26, 2015
    As customers and competitors eagerly await new details of Whole Foods Market's (NASDAQ: WFM) concept stores aimed at millennial ...
  6. Apple’s New Business: Bonds

    June 26, 2015
    Apple and Oracle are using their massive cash piles to buy up corporate debt. With bond markets looking increasingly rickety, ...
  7. Analysts Optimistic on AT&T's DirecTV Acquisition

    June 26, 2015
    AT&T’s stock has risen in anticipation of the company closing a deal to acquire DirecTV. The skeptical of the deal are unsure ...
  8. Corporate Inversion: How It Works

    June 26, 2015
    Large corporations are making all kinds of moves to decrease expenses and increase profits in an increasingly competitive ...
  9. America's 10 Fastest-Growing Restaurant Chains

    June 26, 2015
    Nothing drives stock prices like growth. These are the fastest-growing restaurant chains in the country, five of them public. ...
  10. Bargains Still Abound in European Stocks

    June 26, 2015
    For investors looking for value and growth potential, Europe is it. Here are some ETFs to consider.
  11. Even More Data From Isis Pharmaceuticals

    June 25, 2015
    Isis Pharmaceuticals' (NASDAQ: ISIS) investors might just have a new slogan: "Data every 11 days, that's all we ask." On ...
  12. Samsung and Google: A Beautiful Friendship?

    June 25, 2015
    Google and Samsung have more than a hardware/software relationship. These two technology giants have collaborated time and ...
  13. How The NFL Makes Money

    June 25, 2015
    The National Football League is the most successful sports league in the world. How does the NFL make money, and what is ...
  14. College Tuition vs. Investing: Is It Worth It?

    June 25, 2015
    With the rising cost of college and questionable career prospects awaiting college graduates, some are wondering if a college ...
  15. Does it Make Sense to Have an MLP in an IRA?

    June 25, 2015
    Here's why MLPs should — and shouldn't — be considered for an IRA.
  16. Is Now the Time for Emerging Market Bonds?

    June 25, 2015
    Higher yields and the potential for price appreciation await investors who take the plunge with emerging market bonds. Here's ...
  17. Netflix's Billion-Dollar Content Licensing Budget

    June 25, 2015
    Understand how Netflix selects the TV shows and movies it streams to its subscribers, and learn how it finances those licensing ...
  18. Has McDonald's Peaked?

    June 25, 2015
    McDonald's has been a reliable investment for many years, but all trends eventually change course.
  19. MLPs: How They Are Taxed

    June 25, 2015
    The advantages of MLPs outweigh the disadvantages, especially if you play your cards right.
  20. Pros and Cons of Master Limited Partnerships

    June 25, 2015
    Want steady income? Consider looking into MLPs.
  21. 4 Ways You Can Invest In Gold Without Holding It

    June 25, 2015
    Owning gold can be a store of value and a hedge against unexpected inflation. Holding physical gold, however, can be cumbersome ...
  22. Meet the Brains Behind Google

    June 25, 2015
    These are the people who are making Google what it is today.
  23. American Express Cards: Centurion Vs. Platinum

    June 24, 2015
    If you're offered a coveted black card from Amex, should you accept it?
  24. Is It Time to Look at Chesapeake Energy Again?

    June 24, 2015
    One of the best things you can do as an investor is develop an investing thesis on a company. It helps you keep a lot of ...
  25. Is Williams' Price Worth It for Energy Transfer?

    June 24, 2015
    Earlier this week, Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE: ETE) made an unsolicited offer to buy out Williams Cos. (NYSE: WMB) for ...
  26. 3 Reasons Cliffs Natural Resources Could Fall

    June 24, 2015
    The commodities markets have gotten hit hard, and with the drop in overseas demand for steel, iron-ore giant Cliffs Natural ...
  27. Buy These Stocks on The Pullback

    June 24, 2015
    These four stocks are in upward sloping trend channels and have recently pulled back toward the bottom of the channel, providing ...
  28. American Capital Agency Is in a Bind

    June 24, 2015
    American Capital Agency (NASDAQ: AGNC) is stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to interest rates: It loses ...
  29. Why Are Annaly Capital's Shares at a 52-Week Low?

    June 24, 2015
    Shares of Annaly Capital Management (NYSE: NLY) hit a 52-week low last week after the Federal Reserve hinted that it plans ...
  30. Could This Patent Decision Be Trouble for Gilead?

    June 24, 2015
    When it comes to treating hepatitis C, Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) has become a veritable monster. Four years ago, the ...
  31. American Airlines Wins a Futile Victory Over Delta

    June 24, 2015
    After more than half a year of sparring with rivals and U.S. regulators over its service at Haneda Airport -- the closest ...
  32. eSports Are Now Being Analyzed On Wall Street

    June 24, 2015
    Whether or not investors actually believe the field is a sport, "eSports" have gained enough global attention for the debate ...
  33. Does a Safe Biotechnology Stock Exist?

    June 24, 2015
    Seasoned investors know that the biotechnology sector in inherently risky business.
  34. Why Zynga Might Be the Most Undervalued Stock of 2015

    June 24, 2015
    Learn why Zynga, despite having fallen off most investors' radar, might be the most undervalued stock for 2015 and a winning ...
  35. Major League Baseball's Business Model & Strategy

    June 24, 2015
    Major League Baseball is big business. Let's take a look at where the money comes from.
  36. Profit and Cost Centers in the Wellness Industry

    June 24, 2015
    Fitness, mind and body exercise and healthy eating are driving the wellness industry's growth in revenue, making wellness ...
  37. 3 Things We Know About Mobilegeddon (So Far)

    June 24, 2015
    It's been two months since "Mobilegeddon." Has the Internet recovered?
  38. Top Emerging Fields in Mobile Technology

    June 24, 2015
    What's next on the horizon for mobile apps?
  39. Should Kinder Morgan Bid for Williams Companies?

    June 23, 2015
    Despite rejecting a $48 billion takeover bid this week, pipeline specialist Williams Cos.  left the door open for a deal ...
  40. Analysts Set Expectations on Blackberry Ltd Heading Into Earnings

    June 23, 2015
    Mobile smartphone company Blackberry Ltd (NASDAQ: BBRY) is slated to announce first quarter fiscal 2016 earnings results ...
  41. Top Digital-Age Tips for Financial Advisors

    June 23, 2015
    The top ways financial advisors can leverage the tools of the digital age.
  42. Could ASCO's New Ratings Boost J&J's Sales?

    June 23, 2015
    Johnson &amp; Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) is battling for market share in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer, and a new ratings ...
  43. Realty Income Raises Its Dividend, Yet Again

    June 23, 2015
    Realty Income (NYSE: O) has done it again. In the middle of last week, the company announced that it's raising its dividend ...
  44. Amgen Dazzles With a Duo of Fresh Data

    June 23, 2015
    Sometimes it appears as if a biotech stock can do no wrong, and for shareholders of biotech behemoth Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN), ...
  45. Should Amtrak Be Privatized?

    June 23, 2015
    This story examines whether or not Amtrak, the US consumer rail system, should be privatized in the wake of its tragic accident.
  46. 3 Reasons GoPro Stock Could Fall

    June 23, 2015
    Shares of GoPro (NASDAQ: GPRO) are up nearly 80% over the last year, including a 35% run over the past three months. After ...
  47. 3 Reasons Alcatel-Lucent Stock Could Fall

    June 23, 2015
    It's unusual for a stock that's the subject of a takeover bid to perform badly. Yet telecom equipment manufacturer Alcatel-Lucent ...
  48. 3 Reasons Two Harbors Investment Stock Could Rise

    June 23, 2015
    It wasn't that long ago that nearly no one had heard of the specialty niche of mortgage REITs, with income investors having ...
  49. BlackBerry: A Story Of Constant Success & Failure

    June 23, 2015
    BlackBerry's history of success and failure is demonstrated by extreme volatility in its stock price. Investopedia explores ...
  50. 10 Most Influential Chinese Companies

    June 23, 2015
    Chinese companies are becoming influential global players. Investopedia provides a list of most influential companies in ...
  51. 7 Industries Benefiting From Obamacare

    June 23, 2015
    Though the medical industry fears government intrusion, certain sectors in healthcare will benefit from Obamacare in the ...
  52. Understanding Alibaba's Business Model

    June 23, 2015
    A look at Alibaba Group's business model and how it relates to e-commerce leaders in the United States.
  53. How Counterfeiting Affects Alibaba's Business

    June 23, 2015
    We examine the source of Alibaba's counterfeit products and their effects, as well as the ways Alibaba is fighting back.
  54. Three Steps Elon Musk Took To Become Successful

    June 23, 2015
    What steps did Elon Musk take to become the person he is today? We explore three steps that are accessible to all of us.
  55. How VoIP Is Ending Telecom Monopolies

    June 23, 2015
    VoIP, or voice-over-Internet protocol, has ended the telecom monopoly and may signal and end to the telecommunications industry ...
  56. Who's The Stronger Stock: Amazon or eBay?

    June 23, 2015
    Learn how revenue, profitability, valuation metrics, active user base and seller ratings measure the success of Amazon and ...
  57. What A Tech Bubble Could Mean For The Economy

    June 23, 2015
    Are technology stocks in a bubble? And if so, what might the consequences be?
  58. Using Bullish Candlestick Patterns To Buy Stocks

    June 23, 2015
    These five popular candlestick chart patterns signal a bullish reversal in downtrend.
  59. 3 Ways To Trade Oil's Move Lower

    June 23, 2015
    The spot price of oil is facing major resistance. We'll take a look at a few products that you can see to profit from the ...
  60. How To Profit From Oil Volatility With The Following Strategies

    June 23, 2015
    The recent volatility in oil prices presents an excellent opportunity for traders to make a profit if they are able to predict ...
  61. How To Short Amazon Stock

    June 23, 2015
    With the stock reaching all-time highs and the company gambling on several new business lines, many investors may feel it's ...
  62. How Smartphones Are Changing Advertising & Marketing

    June 23, 2015
    Smartphones have connected us so much that the speed and relevance of ad and marketing campaigns have become increasingly ...
  63. Are These America's 5 Best CEOs?

    June 23, 2015
    Do great leaders lead to great investment opportunities? Here's a few to consider.
  64. Alibaba’s Big Data 100 Index: What’s Alibaba Up To?

    June 23, 2015
    Alibaba has launched a unique index based on e-commerce data. How does this CSI Taojin Big Data 100 Index work, and what’s ...
  65. American Airlines' Slimming Capacity Diet

    June 22, 2015
    Last week, American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL) amended part of its mammoth 2011 aircraft purchase agreement with Airbus Group, ...
  66. Is Medallion Financial's Dividend Safe?

    June 22, 2015
    Medallion Financial (NASDAQ: TAXI) specializes in providing loans for taxicab medallions, but also underwrites small business ...
  67. Profitable Long-Term Consolidation Patterns

    June 22, 2015
    Long-term consolidation patterns set up high reward opportunities for patient market players.
  68. 'Inside Out' Delivered An Incredible Performance Against 'Jurassic ...

    June 22, 2015
    "Jurassic World" officially ended Pixar's 18-year streak of No. 1 hits. It wasn't for lack of trying -- or for lack of success. ...
  69. Who Will Emerge As Market Leader In Cloud Sector?

    June 22, 2015
    Both Oracle and Amazon are seeking to increase market share in cloud computing, and despite slow revenue increases, they ...
  70. The Business Model Of Private Prisons

    June 22, 2015
    How does the business model of private prisons work?
  71. Microsoft And GameStop At E3: What Analysts Think

    June 22, 2015
    Announcements made by Microsoft and Gamestop at the most recent E3 have made investors excited about these companies' revenue- ...
  72. 3 Reasons Caterpillar Stock Could Fall Further

    June 22, 2015
    Even as the U.S. stock market has soared to new highs, Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) has struggled to follow suit, with share ...
  73. Are These 3 Biotech Stocks Dirt Cheap?

    June 22, 2015
    Everyone loves a bargain, and investors like me are no exception. That's why I like to check in with stocks every quarter ...
  74. Is SandRidge Energy Built to Last?

    June 22, 2015
    When SandRidge Energy (NYSE: SD) announced last month that it was raising $1.25 billion in new debt, the move came as a ...
  75. 3 Reasons Freeport-McMoRan's Stock Could Fall

    June 22, 2015
    Freeport-McMoRan's (NYSE: FCX) investors haven't had all that much to celebrate over the past year. Weak oil prices cut ...
  76. When Will Google Get Its Mojo Back?

    June 22, 2015
    Google stock could play catch-up in coming years.
  77. Celgene Does Something Surprising With Its Cash

    June 22, 2015
    Source: YCharts. Although shares of biotech blue-chip stock Celgene (NASDAQ: CELG) are relatively unchanged in 2015, shareholders ...
  78. Watch for These Stocks to Breakout Soon

    June 22, 2015
    Four stocks close to breaking out of chart patterns, with anticipated entry points and profit targets.
  79. Should Investors Squeeze Into The Gap?

    June 22, 2015
    The Gap is closing stores and conducting layoffs. Will investor panic lead to opportunity?
  80. The CVS Target Deal: A Healthy Union?

    June 22, 2015
    The CVS Health and Target deal should be a win for both. Here's an analysis with a twist.
  81. Who Invented Apps For Smart Phones?

    June 22, 2015
    Mobile devices have radically changed how we communicate, conduct business, consume entertainment, and manage our lives, ...
  82. Barron's Recap: Airline Stocks Ready To Soar

    June 21, 2015
    This weekend in Barron's online: airline stocks ready to take off, the 50 best annuities in America, mega vacations of the ...
  83. Is Main Street Capital Overvalued?

    June 19, 2015
    Financial companies are often valued based on multiples of book value. On this metric alone, Main Street Capital (NYSE: ...
  84. ChartAdvisor for June 19 2015

    June 19, 2015
    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  85. These Red Flags Could Signal A Change In Trend

    June 19, 2015
    Early warning signals allow traders to take action before a change in trend traps the prevailing crowd.
  86. J.C. Penney's 3-Part Turnaround Strategy

    June 19, 2015
    Following J.C. Penney's (NYSE: JCP) brush with death during the past decade, the 113-year-old company's future boils down ...
  87. How Fast Can Intel's Dividend Grow?

    June 19, 2015
    After rapidly growing its dividend for the better part of a decade, chip giant Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) dramatically slowed ...
  88. The Most Crucial Financial Ratios For Penny Stocks

    June 19, 2015
    Given adequate financial disclosure, investors can use some of the same financial ratios for valuing blue chip stocks to ...
  89. Is EMC Stock Overvalued?

    June 19, 2015
    It's a season of change at information-technology service company EMC (NYSE: EMC). Not only is it preparing to replace its ...
  90. 3 Reasons Pfizer Stock Could Rise

    June 19, 2015
    Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) is truly facing a challenge of unprecedented magnitude at the moment. While patent issues are something ...
  91. Cisco Bets $10 Billion on China Turnaround

    June 19, 2015
    Networking giant Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) has had a lot of trouble in China over the past couple of years. The NSA spying scandal ...
  92. Better Dividend Stock: Amgen or Gilead Sciences?

    June 19, 2015
    Dividend investors don't have very many investing options in the high-flying biotechnology industry, but of those choices, Amgen ...
  93. Splunk: What to Watch for the Rest of the Year

    June 19, 2015
    New users of Splunk's (NASDAQ: SPLK) products are often pleasantly surprised to find that, after acclimating to the software, ...
  94. Rite Aid's Earnings Stumble: A Good Chance to Buy?

    June 19, 2015
    Over the past several years, Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) has come back from the brink of extinction, taking what had been huge ...
  95. Kicking and Streaming: Apple and the Battle for Streaming Music

    June 19, 2015
    Spotify, Apple, Youtube and Tidal are facing off for control of a vast market. What factors will determine who emerges as ...
  96. How Snapchat Makes Money

    June 19, 2015
    Snapchat is entirely free to users and many have never seen a single ad displayed on the app. So where is the company’s money ...
  97. Four Buy and Hold Stocks for Millennials

    June 19, 2015
    Wealth creation is the byproduct of holding excellent businesses that grow substantially over the long-run.
  98. Major Airline Outlook - AAL, DAL, UAL, SAVE

    June 19, 2015
    Airline stocks have been under pressure since early in the year. Here's the trades to watch for.
  99. Indian Tech Startups Eye The Future With Visual Recognition

    June 19, 2015
    Using visual recognition technology, Indian tech companies are hoping to help online merchants close more sales from consumers ...
  100. Can Microsoft Apps Compete With Android & Apple?

    June 19, 2015
    Microsoft's answer to the smartphone crazy is the Windows Phone. The obvious problem with Windows Phones in an ever-connected ...
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