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  1. Trade A Surging U.S. Dollar With These 3 ETFs

    January 9, 2015
    With ETFs it's now possible for the average trader to gain exposure to lucrative currency movements. Here are a few options ...
  2. How Do Recalls Affect A Company?

    January 8, 2015
    A product recall is the process of retrieving and replacing defective goods for consumers. When a company issues a recall, ...
  3. Position Your ETF Portfolio For Success In 2015

    January 8, 2015
    2015 may well usher in a new era in the markets where things like risk management, trend following, and asset allocation ...
  4. How Shazam Makes Money

    January 8, 2015
    Prior to universal access to digital technology, identifying music in restaurants, bars, or stores was difficult to nearly ...
  5. Short-Term Silver Bottom? Mining Stocks Think So

    January 8, 2015
    Breakouts to the upside in a number of silver mining stocks could foretell a break higher in silver itself.
  6. These ETFs Track The Dow Jones Industrial Average

    January 8, 2015
    A look at some of the ETFs tracking the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
  7. Eyeing Canada? Look At The iShares ECW ETF

    January 8, 2015
    Canada is interesting place to look for hidden investing treasures. Consider the iShares MSCI Canada (EWC) ETF, but be wary ...
  8. Trade A Bounce In Oil With These 2 Stocks

    January 8, 2015
    There is little question that extremely strong long-term downtrends dominate the chart of energy-related assets. However, ...
  9. Harness Elliot Wave principles To Tap Market Trends

    January 7, 2015
    We can apply three easily understood Elliott Wave principles to a popular breakout strategy and watch how they improve market ...
  10. Strategy Based ETFs to Consider in 2015

    January 7, 2015
    Let ETF managers do the work for you. These ETFs replicate investment strategies, indexes and funds attempting to outperform ...
  11. Stocks That Could See More Trouble Ahead

    January 7, 2015
    These stocks are all in downtrends and positioned for further declines.
  12. How To Trade Sharp Moves In These 4 Stocks

    January 7, 2015
    A strong price run indicates a lot of buying or selling interest. After a pause, another strong price run often ensues, providing ...
  13. Venmo: Its Business Model and Competition

    January 7, 2015
    Venmo, with its tagline “Share Payments,” is currently leading the race in the skyrocketing market for peer-to-peer payments.
  14. World's Top 10 Insurance Companies

    January 7, 2015
    This is a list of the world's ten insurance companies with the largest revenues.
  15. The Top Medical & Healthcare Software Companies

    January 7, 2015
    These are the top medical software companies--a growing and dynamic market ripe for investing.
  16. The World's Top 10 Oil Companies

    January 7, 2015
    Looking to invest in the oil industry? Here is a list of world's top ten companies in that sector.
  17. World's top 10 Software Companies

    January 7, 2015
    Want to invest in software stocks but finding it difficult to identify companies with major software revenue? Here is a list ...
  18. World's Top 10 Trading Companies

    January 7, 2015
    Which are the top trading firms of the world? Here is the list of the ones with highest trading revenue.
  19. Trade Opportunities In These Trending Stocks

    January 7, 2015
    These four stocks are showing tradeable trends (two buy signals and two sell signals).
  20. Trade Weekly & Up Your Reward Potential

    January 7, 2015
    Weekly patterns sidestep the HFT maelstrom by aligning trade entries and exits with the edges of longer-term trends.
  21. Trade These 4 ETFs Based On Trends

    January 7, 2015
    ETFs offer exposure to a vast array of assets and global markets; here are four developing swing trading opportunities.
  22. Trading Against the Grid and Away from the Herd

    January 6, 2015
    The best trade could be in the opposite direction when a classic price pattern doesn’t behave according to perfect rules. ...
  23. Coming Soon: Private Equity In 401(k) Plans

    January 6, 2015
    The day will soon come when private equity is commonly found among 401(k) plan investment options. Here's who's leading the ...
  24. 6 Images Every Regional Bank Investor Should See

    January 6, 2015
  25. Fibonacci: Using Math To Make Right Market Moves

    January 5, 2015
    Use these two original Fibonacci techniques to pinpoint the patterns in stock movements, and the most reliable entry and ...
  26. Ready For 2015? Eye 2014's Top-Performing ETFs

    January 5, 2015
    These active ETFs performed the best in 2014. How? By shorting oil/Russia, and betting big on semiconductors, U.S. Treasuries, ...
  27. ChartAdvisor for January 5 2014

    January 5, 2015
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  28. Barron's Recap: The Best Income Ideas For 2015 & A Surprising ...

    January 4, 2015
  29. How WePay Works

    January 2, 2015
    Payment processor WePay has emerged as a significant player in the online payments industry as people increasingly embrace ...
  30. Apple Pay vs Google Wallet: How They Work

    January 2, 2015
    Apple Pay and Google Wallet are mostly identical offerings. Apple may be to be easier to use, but Google has a more features.
  31. Will Facebook At Work Be A Business Hit?

    January 2, 2015
    Facebook will be launching a “Facebook at Work” in early 2015. Will it succeed in changing the business landscape like it ...
  32. Is The JNK High Yield ETF A Good Bet Right Now?

    January 2, 2015
    High yield can be enticing, but investments that appear enticing on the surface need to be investigated further.
  33. Is The XTL Telecom ETF A Good Investment?

    January 2, 2015
    Telecom has performed exceptionally well over the past year. Will this upward momentum continue or is there danger around ...
  34. Gas Price Year In Review: Lowest Levels In 5 Years

    December 31, 2014
  35. 4 Stocks In A Technical Sell Zone

    December 30, 2014
    These stocks recently rallied, but based on the overall downtrends it's likely time to sell, not buy.
  36. Options give a less risky slice of Alibaba's pie.

    December 29, 2014
    US investors can use options as a way to benefit from the profitability of Chinese-owned Alibaba while minimizing the downside ...
  37. Time To Rebalance? These ETFs Say So

    December 29, 2014
    Caution ahead: 2014 has been very good to U.S. large-cap indexes, but lagging commodities and funds holding mid- to small-caps ...
  38. How To Trade Falling Coal Prices

    December 29, 2014
    The chart of Market Vectors Coal ETF, a common barometer for the coal industry, suggests that coal's painful 2014 should ...
  39. Reflecing On Financial And Investing Lessons

    December 29, 2014
    Each year I reflect on the lessons learned about missed opportunities, highlight successful practices, and strive to be a ...
  40. Hot To Build An Investment Portfolio For Retirees?

    December 29, 2014
    Investors managing their money through retirement often have different needs than during their growth and accumulation years.
  41. ChartAdvisor for December 26 2014

    December 26, 2014
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  42. How AT&T Will Rise As America Movil Falls

    December 23, 2014
    With its recently announced acquisition of Mexican wireless prover Iusacell, AT&T is capitalizing on economic reforms led ...
  43. Can You Get Rich Creating Apps?

    December 23, 2014
    The good news for both kinds of apps is that people use them a whole lot. The bad news is that the majority of mobile device ...
  44. Are Hulu And Netflix A Credible Threat To Cable?

    December 23, 2014
    The ease and accessibility of online-video and streaming services is posing a threat to the cable industry's standard model ...
  45. Will XTN Fuel Your Portfolio?

    December 19, 2014
    It’s not easy to find a long ETF that you can feel confident in considering the current economic environment, but XTN might ...
  46. 'Tis The Season For Tax-Loss Harvesting

    December 19, 2014
    With the end of the year upon investors are looking for ways to reduce their tax bill. One tactic that is often used is tax-loss ...
  47. Eyeing Mexico? Look At These ETFs First

    December 19, 2014
    Mexico is a popular destination for your investment dollars. Before you jump in consider these ETFs and their holdings.
  48. ChartAdvisor for December 19 2014

    December 19, 2014
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  49. How To Invest In A More 'Libre' Cuba

    December 19, 2014
    Normalized trade with America could mean rapid economic growth in Cuba. For now, the options are limited, but here's a look ...
  50. Profit from Consumer Spending with this ETF (VCR)

    December 19, 2014
    As Americans finish purchasing the last of their holiday gifts, the consumer discretionary sector will continue to be one ...
  51. The EMB Emerging Market Bond ETF: Use Caution

    December 18, 2014
    Investing in emerging market bonds might sound creative and fun, but sometimes it’s more profitable in keeping it simple ...
  52. Google Ventures-Backed Startup Wants To Change The Way You Trade

    December 18, 2014
  53. Will Stock Market VOOdo Continue?

    December 18, 2014
    The Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (VOO) offers a relatively safe investment opportunity for people who aren't sure which way the market ...
  54. Cocoa Prices Setting Up For A Move Lower

    December 18, 2014
    Cocoa prices have been trending lower over the past several months and the recent bearish crossover between the 50-day and ...
  55. Breaking Down the Halliburton Baker Hughes Deal

    December 18, 2014
    Halliburton is using a downturn to get bigger and stronger in the long term, and the company is getting Baker Hughes at a ...
  56. Amazon Break-Up Hype Continues, But Analysts Don't Buy It

    December 18, 2014
  57. Bitcoin's Main Stumbling Block: Navigating The Law

    December 18, 2014
    Coders created Bitcoin to be decentralized and independent of governments and banks. Authorities are still struggling to ...
  58. 3 Ways To Profit From Oil -- No Matter Where The Prices Are

    December 18, 2014
    I recently returned from a three-week stint in Asia. After a long trip I always take time to go through my e-mail and catch ...
  59. Chart Says This Retailer's Comeback Isn't Finished

    December 18, 2014
  60. Strange Bedfellows Or Archrivals? Southwest vs Jet Blue

    December 17, 2014
    Shareholders will continue to be drawn by Southwest’s and JetBlue’s proven business models.
  61. How The Internet Web Ad Industry Works

    December 17, 2014
    Over the past 10 years, advertising strategies have evolved as a result of technological development as the internet has ...
  62. Find The Best Personal Finance Software

    December 17, 2014
    Should you pay for personal finance software or get it free? The best program for you depends on your needs and how private ...
  63. Margin Investing: Big Risk, Big Reward

    December 17, 2014
    Investing on margin can be profitable but it's a risky play that needs care.
  64. Tinder to Start Swiping for Cash?

    December 17, 2014
    For two years, Tinder has been able to stay afloat without relying on any kind of revenue stream. Now, the free match-making ...
  65. A Leveraged Oil ETN For The Future (Just Not Now)

    December 17, 2014
    VelocityShares 3x Long Crude Oil ETN has the potential for huge returns, but there are several reasons why you might want ...
  66. Buyinb Facebook Stock, A Beginner's Guide

    December 17, 2014
    This straightforward guide helps the novice investor feel more adept at buying a stock, such as Facebook (FB).
  67. Mint.com: Top Free Tools To Track Your Money

    December 17, 2014
    This website offers free tools and helpful videos for those needing to keep good track of their finances
  68. The Pros And Cons Of Hulu, Netflix, And Amazon Instant Video

    December 17, 2014
    A full comparison of Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant Video.
  69. This Is An Alternative Investment You Didn't Know

    December 17, 2014
    The trick isn’t to buy the stock of the San Francisco-based LendingClub — it’s to become an investor in the loans the company ...
  70. Forget Oil; This Commodity's Dive Could Make Traders 32%

    December 17, 2014
  71. 6 Reasons To Buy This Tech Stock Today‏

    December 16, 2014
  72. Do Massive Buybacks Spur Major Upside?

    December 16, 2014
  73. Top Stock Market Apps For News Or Trading Or Both!

    December 16, 2014
    When it comes to managing finances and tracking the markets on the go, there are a number of excellent apps that can be downloaded ...
  74. Top Forex Trading Apps

    December 16, 2014
    A brief overview of the top apps that help forex traders with on time information, charts and more.
  75. Interested In West African Debt? Look Here First

    December 16, 2014
    Promising high yields that the Eurozone and U.S. can't match, West African sovereign debt has caught the attention of savvy ...
  76. Will Pandora And Spotify Disrupt Music Royalties?

    December 16, 2014
    As technology has evolved, the landscape of the music industry has changed from radio broadcasts to mp3 and now streaming ...
  77. 8 High-Yielders That Fund Managers Love

    December 16, 2014
  78. My Top Retail 'Buy' for December Could Stage a Double-Digit Rally

    December 16, 2014
  79. My Top Stock for December Could Stage a Double-Digit Rally

    December 16, 2014
  80. Should You Invest In The Hottest New Trend In Finance?

    December 15, 2014
  81. A 'Forgotten' Dividend Aristocrat That Combines Income And Growth

    December 15, 2014
  82. How To Trade The Biggest U.S. Companies In 2015

    December 15, 2014
    Apple, Microsoft, Exxon and Google have different outlooks for 2015. Here's a look at their technicals along with potential ...
  83. The No. 1 Threat To National Security Is Turning Obama's Hair ...

    December 15, 2014
  84. The Alternative Income Investment That Could Yield 44% A Year

    December 15, 2014
  85. How To Profit From The Insurance M&A Frenzy

    December 14, 2014
  86. In The Week Ahead: Bears Are In Charge, But Gold Offers A Bright ...

    December 14, 2014
  87. ShopRite: Supermarket Model for Modern Shoppers?

    December 12, 2014
    ShopRite is a supermarket model that stands out amid the everyday, widespread, corporate-controlled supermarket chains. But ...
  88. Ways To Cut 401(k) Expenses

    December 12, 2014
    You might need to be vigilant and a bit creative to lower overall 401(k) expenses, but the payoff can be big. Here's a quick ...
  89. A Portfolio For Savers Nearing Retirement

    December 12, 2014
    Portfolio strategists are pushing more stocks on near-retirees ... but maybe not enough. Here are some 2020 target-date funds ...
  90. Mexicans Unsure about Mexican Reforms

    December 12, 2014
    Two years into his first term, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is following through on radical campaign promises he ...
  91. ChartAdvisor for December 12 2014

    December 12, 2014
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  92. 'Tis The Season For Food And Beverage Stocks

    December 12, 2014
    The holidays tend to be a gift to investors in defensive consumer stocks. Here's a food and beverage sector ETF (and its ...
  93. Where I'm Looking For One-Time Special Dividends

    December 12, 2014
  94. Insanely Undervalued Stock Could Rebound 50% When Oil Stabilizes

    December 12, 2014
  95. This Country Is Far Outperforming The United States And China

    December 11, 2014
  96. Forget China, U.S. -- This Is The Best-Performing Market On The ...

    December 11, 2014
  97. How This Activist Investor Makes 40% Gains From REITs

    December 11, 2014
  98. Should You Pass on Sina Corp.?

    December 11, 2014
    The top 4 fundamentals factors investors should take into account before investing with Sina Corp (SINA).
  99. Facebook's Quest For Relevance Leads To New Tech

    December 11, 2014
    the seed from which Facebook sprouted was an immature, perhaps even tacky website that allowed the student community to vote ...
  100. Interested In Alibaba? Eye These ETFs

    December 11, 2014
    Missed out on the Alibaba IPO? No problem. These ETFs offer investors easy access to the Chinese e-commerce giant.
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