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  1. 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. ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. Trend-Range Alternation Spawns Trading Styles

    January 20, 2015
    Markets cycle continuously between directional trends and compressed ranges in all time frames.
  12. 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. ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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 ...
  19. Trading Opportunities on Short-Term Pullbacks

    January 20, 2015
    Short-term pullbacks provide opportunities to enter trades in the longer-term trend direction.
  20. What is the average price-to-book ratio in the oil & gas drilling ...

    January 20, 2015
    Calculating the price to book ratio for oil and gas drilling companies can provide insight for investors interested in understanding ...
  21. What is the average return on equity for a company in the oil ...

    January 20, 2015
    Investing in the oil and gas drilling sector can be a profitable endeavor for some investors, but it is first necessary to ...
  22. What is the average price-to-earnings ratio in the oil & gas ...

    January 20, 2015
    Investing in the energy sector provides an opportunity for value investors, but it is necessary to understand metrics such ...
  23. What is the average debt/equity ratio of companies in the forest ...

    January 20, 2015
    Calculating a company's debt to equity ratio is beneficial to investors when analyzing a company's liquidity and overall ...
  24. The Secret Behind Apple's $11 Trillion Opportunity... And How ...

    January 20, 2015
    Have you ever heard the expression, "The straw that broke the camel's back?" It describes the point when a small or ordinary ...
  25. My Top Contrarian Play Offers 40%-a-Year Potential

    January 20, 2015
    As we kicked off the fourth-quarter earnings season this week, one sector got rocked on disappointing results. The market ...
  26. Earn A Potential 20% From The Craft Beer Revolution

    January 19, 2015
    Momentum, the tendency for rising stocks to soar higher and slumping ones to keep dropping, is a market anomaly investing ...
  27. The New Industry That Could Change Banking Forever

    January 19, 2015
    I highlighted LendingClub Corp.'s (NYSE:LC) successful initial public offering in December, but warned investors that enthusiasm ...
  28. What sectors are most similar to railroads?

    January 19, 2015
    Learn about sectors most similar to the railroad sector. Explore airlines, bus lines, truckers and shippers that compete ...
  29. Barron's Recap: Here's How The 'Superrich' Hedge Their Bets

    January 19, 2015
    This weekend in Barron's online: The latest Barron's roundtable, a "bogey" for Barron's, topics from Davos, the superrich ...
  30. We Beat The Market In 2014... Here's How We'll Do It Again

    January 19, 2015
    I'd like to start off today's issue by sharing an amusing anecdote from one of the books we've been passing around the StreetAuthority ...
  31. A Simple Fix To A Common Trading Pitfall Offered A 75% Win Rate

    January 19, 2015
    An old trader once told me, "Trading is the hardest easy money you'll ever make." In theory, trading is easy enough -- all ...
  32. Tackling Technicals For Beginners

    January 18, 2015
    Choosing the right indicators can be a daunting task for novice traders. It’s a much easier process when they focus their ...
  33. 2015 Dividend Playbook: The Dividend Superstars Of Tomorrow

    January 18, 2015
    As part of our multi-part series about dividend stocks, we are taking a comprehensive look at the wide range of dividend ...
  34. This Blue Chip's Chart is a Red Flag for the Market

    January 18, 2015
    Despite a strong rebound on Friday, all major U.S. indices closed lower for the week. The past two rebounds, in mid-December ...
  35. In The Week Ahead: Why This Chart Is A Red Flag For The Market

    January 18, 2015
    Despite a strong rebound on Friday, all major U.S. indices closed lower for the week. The past two rebounds, in mid-December ...
  36. The Momentum, And Methods, Behind Walmart's Model

    January 18, 2015
    Walmart's success stems from low costs, which are possible through specific supply and distribution strategies, and are passed ...
  37. The State Of 3-D Printing in 2015

    January 16, 2015
    As 3-D printing technology continues to advance, it's no longer far-fetched to imagine 3-D printers in everyday households. ...
  38. Google Ads Vs. Facebook Ads

    January 16, 2015
    Universal access to the internet through smartphones, tablets and computers has driven the success of numerous companies. ...
  39. Disrupting the Disruptors: Technology vs. the Law

    January 16, 2015
    Tech companies that are leaders in the sharing economy, like Airbnb and Uber, face legal issues.
  40. Government Bond ETFs: Pros and Cons

    January 16, 2015
    A look at the pros and cons of government bond ETFs.
  41. ChartAdvisor for January 16 2015

    January 16, 2015
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  42. Commodities Are Pulling Chile And Brazil Lower

    January 16, 2015
    Strategic investors should not only keep an eye on charts of falling commodity prices, but they should also watch the impact ...
  43. An Insider Look At The Top 10 Stocks For 2015

    January 16, 2015
    Without a doubt, our annual list of Top 10 Stocks is one of our most popular pieces of research to date. This list has helped ...
  44. Just Released: Our Top 10 Stocks For 2015

    January 16, 2015
    Without a doubt, our annual list of Top 10 Stocks is one of our most popular pieces of research to date. This list has helped ...
  45. My No. 1 Dividend Stock to Buy Based on the Charts

    January 16, 2015
    The current low interest rate environment is driving investors to seek income in the stock market and possibly take unnecessary ...
  46. Beware: A Grim Prognosis From 'Dr. Copper'

    January 15, 2015
    Commodities have been stumbling badly. To get a sense of how badly, take a look at the Greenhaven Continuous Commodity ETF ...
  47. Oil Picks For Bulls And Bears

    January 15, 2015
    Everyone thought the biggest economic news of 2014 was going to fall somewhere between the end of quantitative easing, some ...
  48. 2015 Dividend Playbook: Safe Stocks With Yields Above 4%

    January 15, 2015
    As I noted in my preview of this multi-part look at dividend payers, few investors are pleased with the fact that 10-Year ...
  49. General Electric: Good News/Bad News

    January 15, 2015
    General Electric is generous to its shareholders, but that's not the only factor to consider.
  50. American Express: Headwinds and Tailwinds

    January 15, 2015
    Any investors considering a position in American Express need to know these important facts.
  51. Why Are Investors Turning Down The Volume?

    January 15, 2015
    Many U.S. investors are choosing to turn down the volume over the holidays, perhaps saving their song for when volatility ...
  52. The Economic Impact of Better US-Cuba Relations

    January 15, 2015
    We examine what the normalization of relations between the US and Cuba will mean for the two countries' economies.
  53. Is 'Big Blue' Now Black And Blue?

    January 15, 2015
    IBM once dominated the technology sector. Those days are long gone, but does IBM still present a good value play? Are dividends ...
  54. Is Goldman Sachs Still A Winner?

    January 15, 2015
    Goldman Sachs might not be the best dividend play out there, but there are other reasons you might want to consider it as ...
  55. The Biggest Biotech Companies

    January 15, 2015
    These biotech firms want to revolutionize medicine. If successful, they may see high profits, but investing in these companies ...
  56. Is Wells Fargo The Ideal Dividend Investment?

    January 15, 2015
    Wells Fargo has been rewarding its shareholders for years via stock appreciation and dividend payments. But are those rewards ...
  57. Jefferies 2015 Outlook On Shopping Center REITs

    January 15, 2015
    Although Jefferies is positive regarding the REIT sector in general for 2015, it is less optimistic regarding the performance ...
  58. Think Twice Before Buying A Top Oil ETF

    January 15, 2015
    One of the hottest topics of debate among investors over the past six months has been when/if to invest in crashing crude ...
  59. World's Top 10 Hedge Fund Firms

    January 15, 2015
    Ready for the high-risk, high-return hedge fund investments? Here is a list of the top hedge fund investment firms.
  60. The Top 10 US Software Companies

    January 15, 2015
    Want to invest in top software companies listed in the US? Here is a list to get you started.
  61. Apple As An Example Of How a Protective Collar Works

    January 15, 2015
    We define a protective collar, using Apple (AAPL) as an example. A protective collar is a combination of a covered call plus ...
  62. Top US-Regulated Forex Brokers

    January 15, 2015
    Who are the top regulated forex brokers in the USA to trade currencies? Here is a quick list.
  63. Get Ready For This Market Leader's Major Comeback In 2015

    January 15, 2015
    Small caps are typically expected to lead U.S. equities higher. In 2014, they shocked investors by underperforming their ...
  64. This Blue Chip Is Just 50 Cents Away From A Technical Breakdown

    January 15, 2015
    Market action over the past week has been volatile, and at times, downright scary. With the major indices threatening short-term ...
  65. Apple As An Example Of How to Use a Bull Call Spread to Trade

    January 14, 2015
    Here's how you can use a bull call spread to trade stocks.
  66. The One ETF To Own For An Oil Price Rebound

    January 14, 2015
    With oil now below $50 a barrel and still in search of a bottom, talk of an energy sector rebound may seem awfully premature. ...
  67. Adapt The 50-Day EMA To Enhance Your Trading

    January 14, 2015
    The 50-day EMA has numerous applications in price prediction, position choice & strategy building
  68. How Republicans Could Propel These 3 Military Stocks

    January 14, 2015
    You would think that cuts in defense spending would lead to lean times for defense stocks. And you would be wrong. The PowerShares ...
  69. Has Coca-Cola Lost Its Pop?

    January 14, 2015
    Coca-Cola has been a name synonymous with sustainable success. This hasn’t just pertained to consumers but investors as well. ...
  70. The Future of Qualcomm's Stock

    January 14, 2015
    Qualcomm is a leader in a competitive market, but there are still significant risks to investing in its stock.
  71. Triangle Breakouts Could Lead To Decisive Moves

    January 14, 2015
    Triangle pattern breakouts in these stocks could lead to more trending moves in the near future.
  72. As Oil Prices Drop, Traders Look To Lumber

    January 14, 2015
    While much attention is being given to declining energy prices, it may prove strategic for active traders to shift their ...
  73. Apple's Latest Revelation Could Make This Little-Known Tech Stock ...

    January 14, 2015
    Chalk up another correct prediction for our resident growth stock expert, Andy Obermueller. In case you missed Apple's big ...
  74. 72% Profits by Summer? This Trade Looks Like a Shoo-In

    January 14, 2015
    Crude oil's 58% drop from its June high is estimated to have shifted about $2.2 trillion from oil producers' pockets into ...
  75. How To Profit From These Retailers' War With Apple

    January 13, 2015
    $15 billion. That’s how much identity fraud costs the credit card industry each year. Sadly, more than half of that fraud ...
  76. Should You Forget About The 'B' & 'R' In 'BRIC?'

    January 13, 2015
    While the BRICs had great promise, the time may have come to part with Russia and Brazil. The good times continue to roll ...
  77. Break Down Modern Market Trends To Grasp Movement

    January 13, 2015
    Convergence points to dynamic conditions that can elicit strong trends while divergence suggests conflict, more typical of ...
  78. How Motif Investments Works: Risks & Rewards

    January 13, 2015
    Startup Motif Investing is changing the way investors create portfolios, combining real-word trends and customization for ...
  79. SLV Likely To Bring Pain...And Rewards

    January 13, 2015
    Silver continues its slow and steady slide. Should you steer clear, or jump in? A lot depends on your investing timeframe ...
  80. Jefferies Debuts 'Lucky 7' Top REIT Picks For 2015

    January 13, 2015
  81. Is This The Right Way To Invest In Silver?

    January 13, 2015
    Silver might still be a good long-term bet, but if you’re going to make it, then you need to make sure you play it correctly. ...
  82. Why Retirement Advice Is Better But Still Lacking

    January 13, 2015
    With a multitude of resources available to savers and their advisers, you'd think that retirement planning would be a breeze. ...
  83. These Are The Questions Every Investor Should Be Asking In 2 ...

    January 13, 2015
    Joan R. Ginther has won the lottery four times. First it was a measly $5.4 million. Then $2 million. Then $3 million and ...
  84. This Boring Trade Could Yield Double-Digit Returns

    January 13, 2015
    The markets had investors on edge last year as they waited for the other shoe to drop in the form of a correction so many ...
  85. Get 90% Upside Potential With This Beaten-Down Industrial Stock

    January 12, 2015
    The current extended bull market is both exciting and scary. The higher the market goes, the more nervous investors become ...
  86. How To Capitalize On The Eurozone Breakup

    January 12, 2015
    Investors rarely have a crystal ball when it comes to market action, but recent events in Europe point the way to some fairly ...
  87. Playing The Bull Run Without Worry

    January 12, 2015
    This is a unique way to play the bull market run while also having some downside protection.
  88. Top Strategies Remote Traders Should Follow

    January 12, 2015
    Most traders cannot watch every tick because they have lives away from the markets. These folks can take simple steps to ...
  89. Is It Too Late To Jump In On Health Care?

    January 12, 2015
    The healthcare equipment industry has been on fire but you’re worried that you might be late for the party? Well, there still ...
  90. What Do Macy's Latest Moves Mean For Retail & REIT Investors?

    January 12, 2015
  91. Canadian Oil Sands: Only Lucrative At The Right Price

    January 12, 2015
    Canadian oil sands projects are economically viable at oil prices above US$84.99/bbls, and they provide many benefits to ...
  92. Is It Time to Buy Or Sell These Trending Stocks?

    January 12, 2015
    These four stock are providing trade signals right now, based on their respective up or down trends.
  93. Top 10 Largest Global IPOs Of All Time

    January 12, 2015
    We have compiled a list of the top 10 largest IPOs of all time. The results may surprise you.
  94. In The Week Ahead: The One Institution That Dictates The Markets

    January 11, 2015
    In last week's Market Outlook, I warned that stocks could be in for a tough January as long as the market-leading technology ...
  95. ChartAdvisor for January 9 2014

    January 10, 2015
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  96. Gary Gordon Positions Your Portfolio For 2015

    January 10, 2015
    Seeking Alpha, the popular financial web portal, interviews Gary Gordon for its Positioning for 2015 series. Here is a transcript ...
  97. U.S. Stocks Are Still The Place To Be In 2015

    January 9, 2015
    Oil is tumbling and volatility is in the tea leaves. So why is it that strategists are saying that your best bet for 2015 ...
  98. The Internet Of Things In 2015

    January 9, 2015
    By now, the internet has made its way into nearly all of our homes and via mobile devices into our pockets. Technology think-tank ...
  99. How To Explain Portfolio Rebalancing To Clients

    January 9, 2015
    Letting an allocation to stocks get too large can expose you to more downside risk than you had bargained for. Here are tips ...
  100. 2015 Tech Predictions From The IDC

    January 9, 2015
    Each year the International Data Corporation (IDC) compiles a list of tech-related predictions for the coming year. Here ...
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