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  1. 3 Ways To Trade The Bounce In Coal

    June 30, 2015
    News from the Supreme Court has caused active traders to turn their attention to the coal markets. We'll take a look at how ...
  2. is It Wise To Copy Warren Buffett's Investment Strategy?

    June 30, 2015
    Buffett has proven to be one of the most astute investors of all time. Can you emulate his success?
  3. The Rise of Netflix

    June 30, 2015
    Video streaming giant Netflix has certainly come a long way since starting as a mail-order movie rental service in 1997. ...
  4. Is ESPN a Sport Monopoly?

    June 30, 2015
    With such a dominant presence in sports as demonstrated through substantial ratings and a firm online presence, some may ...
  5. 5 Great Investors Who Aren't Warren Buffett

    June 30, 2015
    Here are five other investors, not named Warren Buffett, that are also considered to be the best of the best in the industry.
  6. Fed Raising Rates Affects Startup Funding

    June 30, 2015
    With interest rates having nowhere else to go but up, the Fed’s impending interest rate raise will likely begin to reverse ...
  7. Three Benefits Of Purchasing High-Priced Stocks

    June 30, 2015
    High-priced stocks can be great wealth building vehicles for individual investors.
  8. Will Low Gas Prices Kill Hybrid Cars?

    June 30, 2015
    Further changes in the number of hybrid electric vehicles sold have, so far, mirrored oil prices: the higher the price of ...
  9. Why Hasn't McDonald's Beaten The Dow Recently?

    June 29, 2015
    McDonald's has underperformed the Dow Industrials since 2009, but a reorganization and buyback could turn things around.
  10. Whole Foods Pricing: Mistake or Misdeed?

    June 29, 2015
    Whole Foods Market might soon find itself in the middle of a public relations nightmare. But will its share price suffer?
  11. 3 Reasons Sierra Wireless Stock Could Fall

    June 29, 2015
    Though Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) offered solid first-quarter results early last month, beating analysts' expectations ...
  12. United Continental Zigs While Delta Air Lines Zags

    June 29, 2015
    In recent years, long-suffering airlines have adopted a number of common practices to boost profitability. Across the industry, ...
  13. 3 Reasons ExOne's Stock Could Rise

    June 29, 2015
    Since its IPO debut in 2013, ExOne (NASDAQ: XONE) has struggled to meet Wall Street's earnings projections, as well as its ...
  14. Time for Dividend Investors to Buy Union Pacific?

    June 29, 2015
    The Federal Open Market Committee concluded its June meeting with a decision to keep interest rates near zero for the time ...
  15. 3 Reasons Seadrill's Stock Could Rise

    June 29, 2015
    The offshore drilling industry continues to struggle under the weight of a very weak market outlook. That outlook is why ...
  16. 3 Reasons Baidu Is Borrowing Money

    June 29, 2015
    How much money is enough? Some investors who are attracted to Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) on the merits of its top-heavy balance ...
  17. Why 78% Is Galena Biopharma's Magic Number

    June 29, 2015
    Have you ever had a feeling of deja vu? You know, that uncanny feeling that you're experiencing something you've been through ...
  18. Is a Bond Market Selloff Coming?

    June 29, 2015
    A big investment management company is concerned about bond market conditions and allocating more capital to cash. Should ...
  19. MLPs: Is Now the Right Time to Invest?

    June 29, 2015
    Here's what you need to know about MLPs, those under-the-radar investment vehicles.
  20. How Investors are Profiting from Cyber Crime Fear

    June 29, 2015
    An ETF that has seen significant gains this year in the growing field of cyber security, and the threat and fear of cyber ...
  21. Indexing vs. Stock Picking: Which is Better Now?

    June 29, 2015
    Indexing and stock picking both have positive and negative features. One has outperformed the other historically, but which ...
  22. Whole Foods: How Will Shares React to Price Probe?

    June 29, 2015
    Why it's important to look beyond the recent headlines about Whole Foods Market and accusations of pricing problems in New ...
  23. What's Worth More: Walmart or Facebook?

    June 29, 2015
    Which company is worth more, Walmart or Facebook? The answer may come as a surprise.
  24. Why Chimera Is a Different Kind of REIT

    June 29, 2015
    If you're in the market for a high-yielding dividend stock, and a real estate investment trust in particular, then it isn't ...
  25. 3 Reasons Melco Crown Stock Could Fall

    June 29, 2015
    Macau has become the focal point for global gaming, with the Chinese special administrative region having given Asian gamblers ...
  26. 4 Things to Watch When CalAmp Reports Earnings

    June 29, 2015
    It's that time again, CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) investors. The machine-to-machine communications specialist is scheduled ...
  27. Are Fast-Casual Restaurants Overvalued?

    June 29, 2015
    Can fast-casual restaurants actually grow to the levels that investors believe they can?
  28. Fifth Street Finance Is Cleaning Up Its Portfolio

    June 29, 2015
    The past 12 months have been nothing but trouble for Fifth Street Finance (NASDAQ: FSC). Its dividend was slashed twice ...
  29. How to Track Costco's Performance

    June 29, 2015
    Costco (NASDAQ: COST) has a unique business model. Even though its warehouses generate an average of $168 million in sales ...
  30. 3 Lessons J.C. Penney Has Learned

    June 29, 2015
    J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) has a tough row to hoe when it comes to revitalizing its brand. In the process of doing so, its ...
  31. The Right Mindset for CEO Success

    June 29, 2015
    Owning the role of CEO is no simple task so it is imperative that CEOs have the correct mindset to ensure the success of ...
  32. Winning Retailers Amid Sales Slump

    June 29, 2015
    Declining department store retail sales and the exceptions to the rule after the end of the Great Recession.
  33. Who Are the Brains Behind Facebook?

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

    June 29, 2015
    Will Etsy replace Ebay as the place for young, trendy millennials to shop?
  35. 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: ...
  36. ChartAdvisor for June 26 2015

    June 26, 2015
    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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, ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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. ...
  42. 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.
  43. 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 ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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.
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. Has McDonald's Peaked?

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

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

    June 25, 2015
    Want steady income? Consider looking into MLPs.
  53. 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 ...
  54. Meet the Brains Behind Google

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

    June 24, 2015
    If you're offered a coveted black card from Amex, should you accept it?
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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 ...
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. Does a Safe Biotechnology Stock Exist?

    June 24, 2015
    Seasoned investors know that the biotechnology sector in inherently risky business.
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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.
  68. 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 ...
  69. 3 Things We Know About Mobilegeddon (So Far)

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

    June 24, 2015
    What's next on the horizon for mobile apps?
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. Top Digital-Age Tips for Financial Advisors

    June 23, 2015
    The top ways financial advisors can leverage the tools of the digital age.
  74. 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 ...
  75. 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 ...
  76. 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), ...
  77. 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.
  78. 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 ...
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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 ...
  82. 10 Most Influential Chinese Companies

    June 23, 2015
    Chinese companies are becoming influential global players. Investopedia provides a list of most influential companies in ...
  83. 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 ...
  84. 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.
  85. 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.
  86. 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.
  87. 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 ...
  88. 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 ...
  89. 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?
  90. Using Bullish Candlestick Patterns To Buy Stocks

    June 23, 2015
    These five popular candlestick chart patterns signal a bullish reversal in downtrend.
  91. 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 ...
  92. 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 ...
  93. 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 ...
  94. 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 ...
  95. Are These America's 5 Best CEOs?

    June 23, 2015
    Do great leaders lead to great investment opportunities? Here's a few to consider.
  96. 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 ...
  97. 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, ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. Profitable Long-Term Consolidation Patterns

    June 22, 2015
    Long-term consolidation patterns set up high reward opportunities for patient market players.
  100. '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. ...
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