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  1. 4 Reasons To Be Cautious On WWE

    February 3, 2015
    Shares of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: 20 percent last week when the company announced that its WWE Network ...
  2. What I Learned From The Indiana Jones Of Investing

    February 3, 2015
    I must say, I really enjoy what I do. I'm fortunate enough to be able to analyze some of the most interesting companies, ...
  3. How to Book a 24% Annual Return on a 7-Cent Move in McDonald's

    February 3, 2015
    Above all the earnings and geopolitical news last week, the big headline was a turnover in the executive suite of the Golden ...
  4. How To Book A 24% Annual Return On A $0.07 Move In McDonald's

    February 3, 2015
    Above all the earnings and geopolitical news last week, the big headline was a turnover in the executive suite of the Golden ...
  5. How To Build Valuation Models Like Black-Scholes (BS)?

    February 2, 2015
    Want to build a model like Black-Scholes? Here are the tips and guidelines for developing a framework with the example of ...
  6. How To Profit From The 'Death Of Employment'

    February 2, 2015
    When it comes to growth-investing, trend spotters like to get in early on a theme that is just getting started. However, ...
  7. A Presidential Order That Could Save Energy Drillers

    February 2, 2015
    In his six years in office, President Obama has stressed his support for strict environmental regulation. He has expanded ...
  8. A Look at Blackrock's iShares ETFs

    February 2, 2015
    An Overview of Blackrock iShares ETFs and what makes them unique.
  9. Indeed vs. LinkedIn

    February 2, 2015
    There are a large number of employment websites to choose from and not all of them operate the same way, making finding a ...
  10. 4 Stocks and ETFs at Trend Channel Trade Levels

    February 2, 2015
    These stocks and ETFs are near trend channel support or resistance. The price structure indicates it's time to act.
  11. Visa vs. MasterCard: Is There a Difference?

    February 2, 2015
    Visa and MasterCard are two of the most widely used credit card brands. But are the differences between the two significant ...
  12. Little-Known Indicator Signaled 'Buy' -- We Pocketed A 134% Gain

    February 2, 2015
    A few months ago, we told you about a little-known indicator that's making a small group of investors a lot of money. We ...
  13. A Safe, Auto-Pilot Retirement Investment

    February 1, 2015
    I have a relative, who is well into her 70's, and she absolutely loves stocks. Can't get enough of them. Any other asset ...
  14. The Safest High-Yield Bond Fund To Own Right Now

    February 1, 2015
    When investors hear the word "bonds," they usually think safety. But maybe it's time to re-evaluate. With the Federal Reserve ...
  15. Past 40? Advice On Starting A Business

    January 30, 2015
    Pluses and maybes to consider before you leap – or before you dig yourself deeper into the hole where you’ve landed.
  16. Spot Chances For Profits In The Three-Step Cycle

    January 30, 2015
    Markets progress from one price level to the next through an action-reaction-resolution cycle that generates all sorts of ...
  17. What Cuba-US Relations Could Mean For U.S. Industry

    January 30, 2015
    The restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba could mean big profits for U.S. travel, agriculture, and financial services ...
  18. Playing the Rising Robotics with the ROBO ETF

    January 30, 2015
    The robot revolution is at hand. Big dollars are being spent on new startups and the devices are becoming more commonplace ...
  19. Oil Prices' Impact On Oil Transport Sector

    January 30, 2015
    Short-term changes in oil prices and in the volume of oil produced have a marginal impact on the oil transportation industry ...
  20. George Soros Just Upped His Stake In This Company By 243%

    January 30, 2015
    I have a confession to make -- I love great hotels. There's simply nothing like a great living space -- complete with room ...
  21. This 3.5%-Yielding Blue Chip Is In Store For A Big Rebound

    January 30, 2015
    There are two technical directives battling for the fortunes of Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) right now. The first says to never ...
  22. A Detailed Look Into China's Options Market

    January 29, 2015
    As the Chinese options market gradually takes shape, we provide an overview, including details of the initial phase and building ...
  23. A Look At The Most Anticipated IPOs Of 2015

    January 29, 2015
    An old investing maxim suggests that "as goes January, so goes the year." And when you consider that the major indices wobbled ...
  24. 4 Stocks To Benefit From European Quantitative Easing

    January 29, 2015
    I’ll share a secret with you. My academic background isn’t finance. Originally, I was trained as a historian and in my professional ...
  25. How Salesforce CRM Works

    January 29, 2015
    Because companies and individuals are able to interact globally to conduct business, technology has had to replace the paper ...
  26. ChartAdvisor for January 30 2015

    January 29, 2015
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  27. Use These Two ETFs To Profit From A Reversal In Gold

    January 29, 2015
    Traders recently have been setting their sights on gold. Buying the metal would have translated into a nearly 10% in only ...
  28. Trade Strong U.S. Small-Caps with this Bargain ETF

    January 29, 2015
    While most investors focus on the Swiss franc, quantitative easing or other global economic indicators, small-cap stocks ...
  29. What Are The Latest News On The Beer Industry?

    January 28, 2015
    Beer isn’t a traditional commodity, as there are no futures markets associated with it, but it is considered an alternative ...
  30. Minute-to-Minute Trade Signals for Today's Scalper

    January 28, 2015
    Scalpers profit in the modern electronic environment by utilizing technical indicators that are custom-tuned to very small ...
  31. Credit Card Review: The Amazon.com Rewards Visa

    January 28, 2015
    The rewards from
  32. These 4 Stocks are Hitting Technical Headwinds

    January 28, 2015
    These up trending stocks are showing signs of weakness, indicating it may be time to sell.
  33. Why This Bond Fund Should Be in Your Portfolio

    January 28, 2015
    It’s not easy to find investment opportunities that tend to perform well in all environments, but this might be one of those ...
  34. How Steve Jobs Changed The World

    January 28, 2015
    As an innovator and visionary, Steve Jobs’s accomplishments can be held on a pedestal with the likes of Microsoft’s Bill ...
  35. How to Short Alibaba

    January 28, 2015
    We explain how and why to short Alibaba stocks.
  36. The High-Yield 'Sweet Spot' That Led Me To A 10.5% Yielder

    January 28, 2015
    As many of my long-time readers know, I generally like to have my portfolio holdings equally split among three types of dividend ...
  37. This May be the Best Trade Earnings Season Has to Offer

    January 28, 2015
    From a quick glance at AutoNation's (NYSE:AN) recent price action, you'd probably have no idea that the company has been ...
  38. The End Of BRICs... Here's How To Profit

    January 27, 2015
    The days of dartboard investing in emerging markets are over. Over the two years ended April 2008, a basket of these markets, ...
  39. The Only Homebuilders To Own Right Now

    January 27, 2015
    Now is the time to invest in the housing market, but you must be selective. As my colleague Ian Floyd recently noted, the ...
  40. How American Express Counts on Your Profligacy

    January 27, 2015
    Consumers like novelty, reliability, variety, and other subjective qualities. But what really keeps them coming back to American ...
  41. A Look at the 5 Richest People in the World

    January 27, 2015
    Who are the five richest people in the world and how did they manage that feat?
  42. The Top 10 Best Ways To Turn An Idea Into Money

    January 27, 2015
    A job no longer has to be your only source of income. Thanks to the Internet and other outlets, people can more easily turn ...
  43. Is PIMCO's Commodity Strategy (PCRDX) a Good Bet?

    January 27, 2015
    The PIMCO Commodity Real Return Strategy (PCRDX): is it a good bet for your portfolio?
  44. This Concentrated China ETF is Worth a Look

    January 27, 2015
    This under-the-radar ETF offers concentrated exposure to China’s top companies.
  45. Steve Jobs And Early Apple Investors Knew This... Do You?

    January 27, 2015
    I would bet few investors really understand what's behind the success of technology behemoth, Apple, Inc. (Nasdaq:AAPL). ...
  46. The Big News That Could Send This Cheap Stock Soaring

    January 27, 2015
    Mortgage lending fell to a 17-year low of $1.1 trillion in 2014 as tightening credit standards limited growth in new loans. ...
  47. Did You Miss the Headline That Could Send This Under $10 Stock ...

    January 27, 2015
    Mortgage lending fell to a 17-year low of $1.1 trillion in 2014 as tightening credit standards limited growth in new loans. ...
  48. Weather Market Volatility: A 2.3% Yielder With 35% Upside Potential

    January 26, 2015
    When uncertainty reigns in the global economy, you can count on stocks to be even more volatile. That has been the case recently ...
  49. Hedge Market Volatility: Buy This Dividend Aristocrat

    January 26, 2015
    When uncertainty reigns in the global economy, you can count on stocks to be even more volatile. That has been the case recently ...
  50. Organize Price-Band Relationships In Bollinger Bands®

    January 26, 2015
    Bollinger Bands have become an enormously popular market tool since the 1990s but most traders fail to tap its true potential.
  51. How Obama Gave 2 Stocks A Huge Potential Catalyst

    January 26, 2015
    Despite strong resistance from the Republican party, President Obama has been surprisingly adroit in moving his agenda through ...
  52. Time to Look at PIMCO's Total Return Fund Again?

    January 26, 2015
    It’s difficult to know which way the economy and bond market are heading, but there is an investment that has delivered through ...
  53. Four Stock Market Swing Trade Ideas

    January 26, 2015
    These four stocks are bouncing off support/resistance, or ready to break though, providing swing trading opportunities.
  54. Where To Get The Cheapest Airline Tickets

    January 26, 2015
    We test out a range of ways to get cheap tickets for your next flight.
  55. A Rare Chance To Buy Disney At A 13% Discount

    January 26, 2015
    Sometimes as analysts we're so focused on finding the next "big thing" that we overlook a great opportunity that's sitting ...
  56. This Retail Stock's Price Is Set To Double

    January 26, 2015
    Although legendary stock picker Peter Lynch hasn't been in the spotlight for many years now, his insights and experience ...
  57. Forget Nike, Buy This Stock Instead

    January 26, 2015
    Although legendary stock picker Peter Lynch hasn't been in the spotlight for many years now, his insights and experience ...
  58. 3 Stocks With 100% Upside

    January 25, 2015
    Biotech stocks had a banner year in 2014. Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:AGIO), Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:AVNR) ...
  59. In The Week Ahead: 2 Strong Investments In A Sideways Market

    January 25, 2015
    All major U.S. indices closed in positive territory last week, led by the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100, which gained 3.3%. However, ...
  60. What Is Happening To The BRIC Economies?

    January 24, 2015
    Ten years ago, it was about the BRIC countries –Brazil, Russia, India, and China, and it was thought that capitalizing their ...
  61. Options -- Accessing Stakes In Apple At Less Cost

    January 23, 2015
    Finding Apple stock costly to trade? Here are multiple ways to trade it through low-cost Apple options.
  62. Risk Management Techniques For Shorting Call Options

    January 23, 2015
    Shorting covered calls is a popular options trade strategy. Here are the methods to mitigate the risk/loss and enhance profits ...
  63. How CVS Grew Into a Drugstore Giant

    January 23, 2015
    Want proof that brick-and-mortar businesses aren't dead? Just look at this company.
  64. EU Probes Tax Laws To Catch Corporate Cheaters

    January 23, 2015
    Recently, the EU has launched an investigation into tax deals between Amazon and the country of Luxembourg.
  65. Corporate Tax Inversion

    January 23, 2015
    U.S. companies like Burger King use corporate tax inversion to take advantage of lower taxes abroad.
  66. Chart Advisor for January 22 2015

    January 23, 2015
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  67. These Oil ETFs Offer Cheap, Easy Access

    January 23, 2015
    Interested in investing in oil and the companies that extract and refine it? Here's a list of ETFs. Just be wary of fees.
  68. The 5 Wealthiest People in Mexico

    January 23, 2015
    Most people in the know have heard of Carlos Slim and his massive fortune. But what about Mexico's other richest people?
  69. Why Monthly Dividend ETFs are Good for Everyone

    January 23, 2015
    Monthly dividend ETFs can help ease the financial stress on investors of all ages. Here are a few fund names for you to consider.
  70. Use This ETF To Trade The Swiss Franc

    January 23, 2015
    Traders were stunned last week when the Swiss National Bank removed the currency peg that tied the value of the Swiss franc ...
  71. How I Found The Best-Performing Stock In 2014

    January 23, 2015
    Two-in-five. That's the number of mutual fund managers that have actually beaten the market over the past five years, according ...
  72. Ride This Niche Stock's Steep Uptrend to Double-Digit Gains

    January 23, 2015
    With the S&amp;P 500 oscillating around the psychologically important 2,000 level, I remain cautiously optimistic about the ...
  73. Day's First Trade Can Serve As Support/Resistance

    January 22, 2015
    The first trade of the day in liquid markets defines a narrow price level that can act as support or resistance for the entire ...
  74. How To Profit From These 3 Overvalued Sectors

    January 22, 2015
    Flea markets crack me up. Most of the vendors seem like they cleaned the junk from their garage and assigned an arbitrary, ...
  75. 2015 Dividend Playbook: The Only Dividend Funds To Own

    January 22, 2015
  76. The Economic Fundamentals Of The Sharing Economy

    January 22, 2015
    The sharing economy is reshaping how businesses and consumers interact with each other by lowering costs and increasing operational ...
  77. How to Choose a Robo-advisor? Follow the Money

    January 22, 2015
    Which of the many robo-advisors will still be around in a decade? Here's an informal look at who might thrive and who might ...
  78. How the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 Indexes Differ

    January 22, 2015
    The S&P 500 and Russell 2000 are used as benchmarks for broader segments of the U.S. stock market. Each index has its own ...
  79. The Most Successful App Companies

    January 22, 2015
    The rapidly expanding mobile-app industry is worth billions of dollars. Its growth has led to huge success for some firms ...
  80. Undervalued Franchises: The Best Choice?

    January 22, 2015
    Searching for an undervalued franchise? Here's a quick guide to what's hot and what's a good bet.
  81. Choose The Best Way To Fund Your Startup: Are Loans Or Equity ...

    January 22, 2015
    Which is better for a startup - debt or equity? Here are the advantages, challenges, and criteria.
  82. Which Is Better For Me: MarketWatch Or Bloomberg?

    January 22, 2015
    As part of a series comparing popular finance websites, Investopedia conducts an unbiased review of MarketWatch and Bloomberg. ...
  83. 3 Energy Related Stocks Poised For A Pop

    January 22, 2015
    A sharp decline in energy prices have created an interested opportunity in several oil-and-gas related companies. Given the ...
  84. What Buffett Says About Diversification Will Shock You

    January 22, 2015
    Working for StreetAuthority, I do a lot of different things. In the course of a day, I may be writing an article... discussing ...
  85. One Of The Rarest Metals On Earth Could Be Traders' Ticket To ...

    January 22, 2015
    Metals and mining stocks have taken a hit over the past year as global growth slowed and commodity prices plummeted. The ...
  86. This Minder Is Set To Profit From One Of The Rarest Metals On ...

    January 22, 2015
    Metals and mining stocks have taken a hit over the past year as global growth slowed and commodity prices plummeted. The ...
  87. How The 'Death Of Meat' Could Impact Your Portfolio

    January 21, 2015
    From Lehman Brothers to Worldcom to the Soviet Union, many seemingly robust institutions can disappear in a flash. Other ...
  88. 3 Stocks To Benefit From The Trillion Dollar Wealth Transfer

    January 21, 2015
    I will never forget what a key mentor told me earlier in my investing career, "You can chase billion-dollar money flows ...
  89. Do Good Buys Remain Among Beaten-Down Financials?

    January 21, 2015
    The financial sector performed the worst last month (besides energy, of course). Here's a look at some financial stocks that ...
  90. Following These Overlooked Rules Led Me To Triple-Digit Gains ...

    January 21, 2015
    It was an interesting year in the financial world in 2014, and nothing short of a spectacular year for readers of my premium ...
  91. The Overlooked Rules That Led Me To Triple-Digit Gains In 2014

    January 21, 2015
    It was an interesting year in the financial world in 2014, and nothing short of a spectacular year for readers of my premium ...
  92. Trend-Range Alternation Spawns Trading Styles

    January 20, 2015
    Markets cycle continuously between directional trends and compressed ranges in all time frames.
  93. How The Oil Market Could Crush These Homebuilders

    January 20, 2015
    Texas is the nation's largest oil-producing state. In fact, it is the world's sixth-largest oil market, dwarfing many countries. ...
  94. 2015 Dividend Playbook: The Sector Primed For Major Dividend ...

    January 20, 2015
    Across a wide range of industries, a combination of dividend increases and shareholder buyback programs has led this to ...
  95. Why I Can't Resist This Severely Beaten-Down Dividend Stock

    January 20, 2015
    Wall Street wisdom tells us not to try to catch a falling knife. Stocks in strong downtrends are more likely to keep falling ...
  96. This 6.4% Yielder Offers Double-Digit Upside

    January 20, 2015
    Wall Street wisdom tells us not to try to catch a falling knife. Stocks in strong downtrends are more likely to keep falling ...
  97. Why REITs Remain A Great Place To Put Your Money

    January 20, 2015
    REITs have been a good investment over the long haul. Here's Why.
  98. Your Best Bet for Healthcare Stocks: The XHE ETF

    January 20, 2015
    With the decent growth and wide profit margins of medical device companies, the XHE ETF shouldn't be ignored.
  99. What are the pros and cons of owning an equity REIT versus a ...

    January 20, 2015
    Learn about investing in equity, mortgage and hybrid REITs. Explore the different strategies REITs employ to generate income ...
  100. Trading Opportunities on Short-Term Pullbacks

    January 20, 2015
    Short-term pullbacks provide opportunities to enter trades in the longer-term trend direction.
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