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  1. Pros & Cons Of A Passive Buy And Hold Strategy

    July 7, 2015
    Forget market timing: we look at the pros and cons of the tried, tested, and true strategy of buying and holding stocks for ...
  2. Strategies For Playing The Confirmation Trade

    July 7, 2015
    Trends often escalate when the confirmation process is completed after a breakout or breakdown.
  3. Three Types Of Profit Protection Stops

    July 7, 2015
    Three types of profit protection stops lock in profits at different stages in the progression of a successful trade.
  4. Trading With Stage Analysis

    July 7, 2015
    Stage analysis offers market participants a powerful tool to identify current market conditions and make rapid adjustments ...
  5. 3 Ways To Trade The Greece Default

    July 7, 2015
    A missed payment from Greece to the IMF has put the nation on the radar of many active traders. We'll take a look at 3 ways ...
  6. Oil Fails To Break Above Key Resistance

    July 7, 2015
    These are interesting times in the oil markets. We'll take a look at several ways to trade the move in oil.
  7. Top Natural Gas Stocks Worth Considering

    July 7, 2015
    The stock prices of the largest natural gas producers are at 12-month lows, creating an opportunity for investors. Here are ...
  8. How to Battle Inflation During Retirement

    July 7, 2015
    If inflation is imminent, here's how to prepare.
  9. Best Medium-Term Investments for Market Jitters

    July 7, 2015
    As central bank effectiveness wears off, here are a few ways to play it.
  10. 3 Top Picks Emerge From Citigroup's Overall Bullish Outlook For ...

    July 7, 2015
    Last week, Citigroup published a 100-page research report looking back at 1H 2015 REIT performance and forecasting how real ...
  11. Greece & U.S. REIT Investments: Is Now The Time To Try Some GUMBO?

    July 7, 2015
    The Greek referendum "thumbs down" vote over the weekend has begun a process which apparently will spawn at least as many ...
  12. Costco’s Business Model Is Smarter Than You Think

    July 7, 2015
    Why is Costco so successful? What differentiates the company from its competitors and why is its profit so small compared ...
  13. Ambarella Starts Recovery Following Acquisition

    July 7, 2015
    While Ambarella Inc has soared this year, the stock fell over 26% in mid-June after Citron Research criticized the company ...
  14. Insights On Creative Destruction and Technology

    July 7, 2015
    Creative Destruction has a way of phasing out old technologies and inviting the new when applied to business models and economics.
  15. The NBA’s Business Model

    July 7, 2015
    Drawing interest domestically and abroad, the NBA has seen its popularity and revenue streams rapidly increase over the past ...
  16. Investing in Greece: A High Risk, High Reward Strategy

    July 7, 2015
    The Pros and Cons of Investing in the Troubled Greek Economy.
  17. Intercept Pharmaceuticals Makes a Breakthrough

    July 7, 2015
    On June 30, 2015 Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc announced two important regulatory milestones for its pipeline drug, obeticholic ...
  18. Weight Watchers Surges on Takeover Speculation

    July 6, 2015
    Did Weight Watchers (NYSE: WTW) slim down so much last week that it is now too irresistible to pass up? Apparently so, if ...
  19. Kraft Heinz: A New Food Giant Hits the Market

    July 6, 2015
    Consumers all over the world are well familiar with the Kraft and Heinz food brands. What they will need to get accustomed ...
  20. Philip Morris Trims Its Stake in Indonesia

    July 6, 2015
    Tobacco giant Philip Morris International (NYSE: PM) plans to sell over $1 billion worth of shares in its Indonesian operation, ...
  21. Watch These Stocks For Breakouts Right Now

    July 6, 2015
    Breakouts are imminent in these four stocks, leading to potential buying, selling or short selling opportunities.
  22. Why an Android Blackberry Phone Makes Sense

    July 6, 2015
    As a smartphone company, BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) has shrunk to a sad version of its former greatness. The smartphones ...
  23. Buy GrubHub, Says RBC Capital

    July 6, 2015
    On a poor day for markets generally, shares of takeout food-ordering aggregator GrubHub (NYSE: GRUB) fared worse than most ...
  24. Sirius XM to Honor Howard Stern Over Two Weeks

    July 6, 2015
    Nearly 10 years after Howard Stern left terrestrial radio, Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) is setting aside two weeks this ...
  25. DOJ Investigating Collusion Among U.S. Airlines

    July 6, 2015
    According to a recent report from The Associated Press, the Department of Justice is investigating whether major U.S. airlines ...
  26. Top 4 Best Value Airlines

    July 6, 2015
    Plane tickets can be pricey, they don't have to be! With this handy guide you can save your hard-earned money for when you're ...
  27. How To Analyze Netflix's Income Statements

    July 6, 2015
    Learn how to read Netflix's income statement, calculate net income and interpret EPS to evaluate the company's current financial ...
  28. Barnes & Noble Poaches New CEO From Sears Canada

    July 6, 2015
    Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) has a new CEO -- or it will soon enough. On Thursday, July 2nd, the NYC-based bookseller ...
  29. Pandora Using Data to Help Artists Make More Noise

    July 6, 2015
    It's official: Pandora Media (NYSE: P) has closed a deal to acquire music analytics provider Next Big Sound for an undisclosed ...
  30. Chart Advisor for July 3 2015

    July 6, 2015
    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  31. Zappos.com & Holacracy, Will It Work?

    July 6, 2015
    Zappos amounts to the most expansive corporate implementation of Holacracy. Why did they do it?
  32. The 6 Most Famous Failed Video Game Makers

    July 6, 2015
    The video-game industry pulls in $100 billion in revenue annually. Failed companies offer a cautionary tale.
  33. Housing Market Builds A Solid Foundation

    July 5, 2015
    Key economic data in the past week has encouraged the idea that a housing recovery is alive and well. The parade started ...
  34. New Earnings Season Kicks Off: Alcoa, PepsiCo, Walgreens

    July 5, 2015
    The traditional kickoff to a new earnings season comes when Alcoa Inc (NYSE: AA) reports its most recent quarterly results, ...
  35. Celgene's $1 Billion Deal to Fight Cancer

    July 3, 2015
    Wall Street analysts are weighing today on Celgene Corporation after the pharmaceutical giant announced a 10-year broad collaboration ...
  36. The Fall of the Chinese Stock Exchange and its Impact on Alibaba, ...

    July 3, 2015
    Chinese stocks have been dropping recently and finally fell into bear-market territory on June 29, closing down 3.3%. The ...
  37. Obamacare Affirmed - What's the Investing Impact?

    July 3, 2015
    President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, or ACA, has been on quite a ride through the courts. However, it looks like that ride ...
  38. Sarepta Therapeutics One Step Closer to Drug Approval

    July 3, 2015
    Analysts are optimistic about the future of Sarepta as the biotechnology company submits a New Drug Application the FDA.
  39. Lions Gate to Bring Iconic Game to the Big Screen

    July 3, 2015
    Board games are about to become serious movie business. On Wednesday, Lions Gate (NYSE: LGF) announced a deal with toymaker ...
  40. Intel Looks Ahead, Shakes Up Management Team

    July 3, 2015
    As fans of Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) know, CEO Brian Krzanich and team are in the midst of a significant transition. Intel's ...
  41. Sprint Becomes a Major U.S. Retailer

    July 3, 2015
    Sprint (NYSE: S) has decided to bank on convenience and customer service as it attempts to hold on to customers in order ...
  42. Why Cisco Bought OpenDNS for $635 Million

    July 3, 2015
    Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) recently agreed to buy network security firm OpenDNS for $635 million in cash. OpenDNS hosts a cloud ...
  43. Dunkin' Beats Starbucks in Customer Satisfaction

    July 3, 2015
    Dunkin' Donuts (NASDAQ: DNKN) and Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) compete for the same customers. One chain has an upscale image ...
  44. General Mills Losing Most Important Meal of the Day

    July 3, 2015
    General Mills (NYSE: GIS) is becoming a bigger fish in a smaller pond as cereal sales continue to decline but its share ...
  45. Frontline Merger Heralds Bullish Oil Play

    July 3, 2015
    Split apart three years ago during the one of the worst routs in oil tanker industry rates, Frontline (NYSE: FRO) announced ...
  46. Weight Watchers Still Too Pricey at 52-Week Low

    July 3, 2015
    Weight Watchers (-10%) at new all time low! That was the headline on Briefing.com after alarm bells were tripped over Weight ...
  47. Could Greece Find A Safe Haven In U.S. Markets?

    July 2, 2015
    It's no secret that Greece's public finances are in trouble. The nation missed a €1.5 billion payment to the IMF early Wednesday ...
  48. Why ConAgra Is Finally Dumping Private-Label Goods

    July 2, 2015
    There seemed to be so much potential when ConAgra Foods (NYSE: CAG) bought private-label food maker Ralcorp in late 2012 ...
  49. DryShips Cashes Out of Tanker Business

    July 2, 2015
    It's official: DryShips (NASDAQ: DRYS) is out of the business of transporting oil. Three months ago, the (mostly) dry-bulk ...
  50. The Pros and Cons of Buying on Amazon

    July 2, 2015
    Learn how buying works with Amazon. Amazon has become the dominant player in online retail with its ruthless focus on lower ...
  51. IBM Bids Semiconductor Business a Fond Farewell

    July 2, 2015
    It was October of last year when IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced it had reached an agreement to divest its commercial semiconductor ...
  52. Sony Turns to Crowdfunding for Employee Ideas

    July 2, 2015
    Crowdfunding has helped launch some innovative products in the marketplace, but it has generally been a realm inhabited ...
  53. Time Warner Gets a Piece of a Rock-Solid Franchise

    July 2, 2015
    Sylvester Stallone's Rocky franchise celebrates its 40th anniversary next year. Before then, in November, he will be back ...
  54. Salesforce.com Has Not Forgotten Its Roots

    July 2, 2015
    When Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) CEO Marc Benioff and team announced fiscal 2016 first quarter earnings on May 20th, much ...
  55. Samsung Will Not Give Up On Its Tizen OS

    July 2, 2015
    Samsung (NASDAQOTH: SSNLF) has an operating system which it runs on some smartphones, smart TVs, and smartwatches. Known ...
  56. Baidu Invests $3.2 Billion in Nuomi

    July 2, 2015
    Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU), the top search engine in China, recently announced plans to invest $3.2 billion over the next three ...
  57. Keurig Launches Green Line to Fight Toxic Image

    July 2, 2015
    While the company battles charges that its popular K-Cups produce too much waste, Keurig Green Mountain (NASDAQ: GMCR) has ...
  58. Better Buy: Enterprise Products or Kinder Morgan

    July 2, 2015
    Today, Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI) and Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE: EPD) are far and away the largest companies in ...
  59. Should You Short These Debt-Laden Stocks?

    July 2, 2015
    These stocks have high debt-to-equity ratios making them prime candidates to short.
  60. Are Bears About to Burst the Biotech Bubble?

    July 2, 2015
    The recent biotech rally has richly rewarded many investors. So will the fortunes be soon swept away?
  61. Worried About Stocks? Try on Convertibles

    July 2, 2015
    Convertibles are a good hedge against equity market risk (if you're o.k. with losing a bit of upside potential).
  62. How Financial Advisors Can Tweet Like Pros

    July 2, 2015
    A quick guide to how advisors can tweet like the elite.
  63. Playing Rising Rates with Ultra-Short Term Bonds

    July 2, 2015
    With rising rates likely, investors may want to consider adding a dose of ultra-short bonds to their portfolios. Here are ...
  64. Why Yahoo's Core Business is Negatively Valued

    July 2, 2015
    Due to its steadily declining sales, Yahoo has been categorized as a relic of the past.
  65. Top 5 Coding Camps To Launch Your Career

    July 2, 2015
    If you have been following the NASDAQ over the past few years then you know that the technology sector has been on fire. ...
  66. What Is the Pharmacy Benefit Management Industry?

    July 2, 2015
    PBMs, acting as third party administrators and negotiators, are essential to facilitating transactions between the moving ...
  67. Ink Plus or Starwood Preferred, Which Credit Card Is Right for ...

    July 2, 2015
    Maximize Your Business Rewards: Chase Ink Plus vs. Starwood Preferred.
  68. Stocks Breaking to Downside - Time to Sell?

    July 1, 2015
    These stocks have broken patterns or trendlines to downside, indicating more selling could be coming.
  69. Is Texas The Future Of America?

    July 1, 2015
    The top three fastest-growing cities are located in Texas and 20% of jobs created between 2009 and 2014 were in the Lone ...
  70. The Coming Stock Market Decline: What to Expect

    July 1, 2015
    Many big investors are fearful of a market decline. Even if they're correct there is always a way to profit.
  71. Essential Software for Financial Advisors

    July 1, 2015
    A comparison of top software solutions for advisors in an industry that’s becoming increasingly driven by technology.
  72. 3 Stocks To Buy and Hold For the Rest of 2015

    July 1, 2015
    One of the dominant themes to consider for 2015 is the normalization of monetary policy as the Fed raises interest rates.
  73. Rite Aid's 5 Key Strategies for Long-Term Success

    July 1, 2015
    Drugstore-chain Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) has turned itself around impressively, having spent a huge amount of time and effort ...
  74. 3 Reasons ARM Holdings' Stock Could Rise

    July 1, 2015
    Shares of semiconductor specialist ARM Holdings (NASDAQ: ARMH) have more than quadrupled in value over the past five years ...
  75. 2 Major Product Launches for Intel This Year

    July 1, 2015
    The second half of 2015 will be a busy one for chip giant Intel (NASDAQ: INTC). The company has two major product launches ...
  76. 3 Reasons Altria Group Stock Could Fall

    July 1, 2015
    For long-term investors, Altria Group (NYSE: MO) has been one of the most resilient stocks in the market, defying lawsuits ...
  77. 3 Reasons Johnson & Johnson Stock Could Rise

    July 1, 2015
    There are few companies these days that can truly be classified as "safe" investments, but I'd opine that healthcare conglomerate ...
  78. The Big News at Annaly Capital Management

    July 1, 2015
    Last month, Annaly Capital Management (NYSE: NLY) issued a press release that, if you weren't paying close attention, could ...
  79. Is United Airlines About to Expand in Brazil?

    July 1, 2015
    On Friday, United Continental (NYSE: UAL) announced it had reached an agreement with No. 3 Brazilian carrier Azul on a long-term ...
  80. Is Emerge Energy Services Stock a Buy?

    July 1, 2015
    Ever since Emerge Energy Services' (NYSE: EMES) IPO back in 2013, its shares have been on a journey that looks an awful ...
  81. Why Marvin Ellison Is an Ideal CEO for J.C. Penney

    July 1, 2015
    J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) has made its fair share of mistakes over the past five years -- particularly during former-CEO Ron ...
  82. 3 Reasons Zillow Group Stock Could Rise

    July 1, 2015
    Shares of Zillow Group (NASDAQ: Z) have fallen more than 20% over the past month, hurt by the release of the online real ...
  83. 3 Key Numbers for Nuance Communications Investors

    July 1, 2015
    Nuance Communications (NASDAQ: NUAN), a provider of voice and language software, has seen its stock rise nearly 25% so far ...
  84. Analysts Battle Over MannKind -- but Who's Right?

    July 1, 2015
    Source: YCharts. The past two months have brought about some very turbulent times for MannKind (NASDAQ: MNKD) shareholders. ...
  85. 5 Things Cognex's Management Wants You to Know

    July 1, 2015
    As Cognex (NASDAQ: CGNX) CEO Rob Willet noted in the company's first-quarter earnings release: "..revenue, net income, and ...
  86. 3 Reasons Why Opko Health's Stock Could Soar

    July 1, 2015
    Opko Health's (NYSE: OPK) CEO Phillip Frost has a proven track-record of building and growing successful biopharma companies, ...
  87. 5 Things Proto Labs' Management Wants You to Know

    July 1, 2015
    When it comes to delivering consecutive record quarters, quick-turn manufacturer Proto Labs (NYSE: PRLB) has been on an ...
  88. 3 Reasons PotashCorp Stock Could Fall

    July 1, 2015
    The ups and downs of fertilizer stocks in recent years have drawn widespread surprise from investors, as many believed the ...
  89. 6 Books for Millennials Interested in Investing

    July 1, 2015
    Reading books about finance and investing is a great way for millennials to effectively invest their time and pocket money ...
  90. Are Hotel Chains Too Big?

    July 1, 2015
    In America, the six largest hotel chains dominate the industry and more likely than not you’ll end up staying at one on your ...
  91. Looking To Invest In Texas? Here Is How

    July 1, 2015
    Ranging from energy to household names, here are some of the top investment opportunities in Texas.
  92. Whole Foods, Price Gouging And Sky-High Margins

    July 1, 2015
    Over the years Whole Foods Market has grown to have more than 360 stores in the US and abroad. However, this company is not ...
  93. What Greece Can Learn From Argentina’s Mistakes

    July 1, 2015
    Contingent on fiscal reform, Greece can learn from Argentina in determining the terms of restructuring its debt.
  94. 3 Reasons Peregrine's Stock Could Fall

    June 30, 2015
    Small-cap biopharmaceutical company Peregrine Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: PPHM) could be sitting in the sweet spot when it ...
  95. 5 Things Micron's Management Wants You to Know

    June 30, 2015
    Shares of memory-maker Micron (NASDAQ: MU) haven't had the greatest year. Following the disappointing earnings results and ...
  96. 3 Important Charts About Costco

    June 30, 2015
    Because a large majority of Costco's (NASDAQ: COST) earnings come from membership subscriptions as opposed to retail sales, ...
  97. 3 Insights From Etsy Management

    June 30, 2015
    When it comes to a company as new as Etsy (NASDAQ: ETSY), investors who are interested in the stock would do well to get ...
  98. Is Breitburn Energy's Dividend Sustainable?

    June 30, 2015
    Income investors have had a rough year. Weak energy prices have taken a bite out of the cash flow of several of the energy ...
  99. Distil Networks Raises $21 Million To Protect AOL, Staples And ...

    June 30, 2015
    Distil Networks has raised $21 million to make the Web a better place. The Series B was led by Bessemer Venture Partners, ...
  100. Top 6 Best Value Hotels

    June 30, 2015
    Here are the top value hotels across America, most of which can be had for less than $100 per night and less than $50 per ...
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