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  1. Uncovering Evidence Of Sector Rotation

    July 27, 2015
    Stalk ETF performance lists over several weeks to uncover hidden institutional buying and selling strategies.
  2. Pentagon Awards $1.4 Billion in New Contracts

    July 27, 2015
    The Pentagon opened up the work week Monday with 14 new defense contract awards, worth $1.41 billion in total. However, ...
  3. Is Level Money The Perfect Budgeting Tool?

    July 27, 2015
    Here’s a detailed review of how Level Money works and whether it could be the perfect tool to help you budget.
  4. Stock Chart Patterns to Keep an Eye On

    July 27, 2015
    Some of these stocks are exhibiting big chart patterns, so a breakout is likely to be significant.
  5. General Dynamics Lands a Big Armored Contract

    July 27, 2015
    Scout SV prototype. Source: General Dynamics UK. General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) was expected to report Q2 earnings this week. ...
  6. ETF Analysis: iShares S&P 500

    July 27, 2015
    Find out more about the iShares Core S&P 500 Exchange Traded Fund, the characteristics of this ETF and the suitability of ...
  7. ETF Analysis: Market Vectors Russia

    July 27, 2015
    Learn about Market Vectors Russia ETF, its top holdings, as well as cyclical and political risks associated with investing ...
  8. Starbucks Tops Earnings Estimates

    July 27, 2015
    Coffee giant Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) recently reported third quarter earnings that beat analyst estimates on both the top ...
  9. Citibank Fined Over Credit Card Practices

    July 27, 2015
    Citigroup (NYSE: C) is the latest big bank to find itself in the crosshairs of regulators. Last week, the Consumer Financial ...
  10. AMC Entertainment CEO to Step Down

    July 27, 2015
    AMC Entertainment (NYSE: AMC) is in the market for a new leader. The company announced that its existing president and CEO, ...
  11. Another Ugly Quarter for McDonald's

    July 27, 2015
    When is it going to stop? The second quarter earnings results McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) released last week revealed the ugly ...
  12. Analyst Says Hold On Before Buying Whole Foods

    July 27, 2015
    At least one analyst does not think there are a whole lot of reasons investors should be buying Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: ...
  13. Apple’s Key Weaknesses

    July 27, 2015
    While it seems that Apple is at the top of its game, several weaknesses have emerged that the company needs to address if ...
  14. Raytheon Helps Lebanon TOW the Line on Defense

    July 27, 2015
    Big news this week out of Lebanon. According to an official notification to Congress by the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation ...
  15. Interactive Intelligence Names New CFO

    July 27, 2015
    Interactive Intelligence (NASDAQ: ININ) has a new chief bean counter. Last Thursday, the cloud services provider of "customer ...
  16. Nordstrom Extending Trunk Club Service to Women

    July 27, 2015
    Trunk Club, a personal shopping service purchased by Nordstrom (NYSE: JWN) in 2014, built its business catering to men. ...
  17. Best Buy Helping White House Bridge Digital Divide

    July 27, 2015
    While Americans who live in urban and well-populated areas consider the availability of broadband service a given, that ...
  18. With PayPal Gone, Can eBay Survive?

    July 27, 2015
    For eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY), the recent spinoff of payment processing service PayPal, along with the sale of its enterprise ...
  19. PotashCorp Gives K+S Nothing New to Talk About

    July 27, 2015
    PotashCorp (NYSE: POT) really needs to sweeten the pot if it wants to bring German rival K+S to the negotiating table. The ...
  20. How does the role of Medicare/Medicaid affect the drugs sector ...

    July 27, 2015
    Read about the impact of Medicare and Medicaid on the drugs sector in the United States and how some doctors get rich by ...
  21. Credit Card Review: BankAmericard

    July 27, 2015
    Examine an overview of the credit card lineup offered through Bank of America, each of which is a different version of the ...
  22. SEC to Advisors: Implement Cybersecurity Plans

    July 27, 2015
    Advisors need to take heed of new SEC guidelines to beef up cybersecurity. Here's what they look like and what some firms ...
  23. Is Apple's (AAPL) Selloff Justifiable or Panic?

    July 27, 2015
    Apple has minted millionaires over the past decade, but there is one current risk that might soon bring this to an end at ...
  24. No, Jet.com Is Not a Threat to Wal-Mart

    July 27, 2015
    Whether retail behemoth Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) can successfully gain traction with its turnaround remains to be seen, but ...
  25. 7 Companies That Pose a Threat to Apple

    July 27, 2015
    Samsung, Dell, Google and many others are chewing away at markets that Apple helped define.
  26. Southwest & Cheap Oil: The Perfect Combination?

    July 27, 2015
    Discover how falling oil prices (and well-timed futures contracts) benefit Southwest Airlines.
  27. Strategies Activist Shareholders Follow

    July 27, 2015
    Activist shareholders, also called activist investors, are large-scale investors who use their investment power to influence ...
  28. Burger King Franchisees Chow Down on Acquisitions

    July 27, 2015
    If so-called "better burger" shops like Five Guys and BurgerFi are really causing the customer drain at traditional fast ...
  29. How can I invest in electronic retailing (e-tailing)?

    July 27, 2015
    Learn about the different ways to invest in electronic retail. Amazon.com and Alibaba are the two dominant players in electronic ...
  30. ETF Analysis: iShares MSCI Emerging Markets

    July 27, 2015
    Learn more about the most liquid and highly traded emerging market ETF in the world -- the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ...
  31. 10 Richest, Most Successful Tech Geniuses

    July 27, 2015
    Unlike many industries, tech billionaires are mostly self-made. Many of these billionaires came from humble means and, through ...
  32. American Express Q2 Revenue, Net Decline

    July 24, 2015
    American Express (NYSE: AXP) stock has been a laggard so far this year behind rivals Visa and MasterCard. It seems AmEx's ...
  33. At Comic Con, Universal Aims for AMC, Warner

    July 24, 2015
    Universal Studios wants more than a banner year at the box office. At this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego, ...
  34. How The United States Has Backed Commodity Exporters Into A Corner

    July 24, 2015
    The central banks of global commodity exporters are caught between a rock and a hard place. Canada is one of the world's ...
  35. Dick's Sporting Goods Looks to Gain New Customers

    July 24, 2015
    Dick's Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) is looking to take on Lululemon Athletica. The sporting goods outlet announced it is opening ...
  36. Las Vegas Sands Misses on Q2 Results

    July 24, 2015
    Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) is hardly on a winning streak. Struggling for some time now with a slowdown in its key market, ...
  37. BancorpSouth Raises Its Dividend by 33%

    July 24, 2015
    BancorpSouth (NYSE: BXS) is reaching into its vault to provide more money to shareholders. On Wednesday, the banking group ...
  38. ChartAdvisor for July 24 2015

    July 24, 2015
    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  39. Will Nepotism Kill Wal-Mart?

    July 24, 2015
    Wal-Mart recently appointed Greg Penner, grandson-in-law of its founder to the post of Board Chairman. Should investors be ...
  40. Who Benefits from Lifting Iran Sanctions?

    July 24, 2015
    There are multiple parties that will benefit from the lifting of Iranian sanctions and the return of the country to the international ...
  41. McDonald's Finally Giving People What They Want?

    July 24, 2015
    If there's one thing people have wanted from McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) more than anything else, it's the chance to get a McMuffin ...
  42. Barrick Gold Loses Remaining Luster in Gold Rout

    July 24, 2015
    Shares of gold miner Barrick Gold (NYSE: ABX) tumbled 15% yesterday to close out the day's trading at $7.41 a share, a level ...
  43. Financial Times Sold to Japanese Media Group

    July 24, 2015
    Capping months, if not years, of speculation about its fate, the Financial Times has been sold to a new owner. The newspaper's ...
  44. Zillow Makes an Acquisition

    July 24, 2015
    Less than half a year after closing its big-ticket acquisition of rival Trulia, Zillow (NYSE: Z) has bought another company. ...
  45. Under Armour Beats on Q2, Raises Guidance

    July 24, 2015
    Red-hot athletic apparel and accessories maker Under Armour (NYSE: UA) on Thursday reported Q2 results that topped the market's ...
  46. Cisco Sheds Set-Top Box Unit for $600 Million

    July 24, 2015
    Shortly after Chuck Robbins was chosen as the successor to longtime CEO John Chambers, he wasted little time in putting ...
  47. Pepsi (PEP) Gets Crafty with Soda: Will it Pop?

    July 24, 2015
    Pepsi is getting crafty with the launch of its Stubborn Soda. Is it a recipe for success?
  48. Value or Growth Stocks: Which is Best?

    July 24, 2015
    The answer to the age-old growth versus value debate depends on a number of factors. Here's what to consider.
  49. The Most Popular ETFs with Financial Advisors

    July 24, 2015
    Financial advisors might continue to perform well by holding these popular ETFs, but time is limited.
  50. This is the Top Fear of Gen X, Millennial Savers

    July 24, 2015
    Younger folks are more stressed than older generations about having enough money for retirement.
  51. Will Consumer Spending Save 2015?

    July 24, 2015
    Consumer spending is considered an important number (and it is), but a savvy investor will always look at "why" rather than ...
  52. Where Will the Shanghai Composite Be in a Year?

    July 24, 2015
    The Shanghai Composite Index is on fire. But where will it be a year from now?
  53. Will Jet.com Revolutionize Shopping?

    July 24, 2015
    Jet.com has arrived and will look to steal market share from Amazon over the next several years. Will it be successful?
  54. Top 3 ETFs For Investing in Brazil

    July 24, 2015
    Discover information and analysis of some of the most popular and best performing exchange-traded funds that offer investors ...
  55. 3 Major Changes Resulting From Iran's Nuclear Deal

    July 24, 2015
    A deal to lift sanctions on Iran could go into effect in a couple of months. Where should investors look for opportunities ...
  56. The 10 Richest Women In Finance

    July 24, 2015
    Who are the top 10 women in the financial industry?
  57. Today's Top Young Investors

    July 24, 2015
    Given the very different world that we live in as compared to the one the Warren Buffett graduated into, young, hopeful investors ...
  58. Sony Making a Movie Based on Emojis

    July 23, 2015
    Sometimes a terrible idea enthralls Hollywood, pitting studios at war with each other to overpay for something that common ...
  59. Is Nokia Planning a VR Headset?

    July 23, 2015
    Recently, rumors had it that Nokia (NYSE: NOK) planned to reenter the smartphone market, just over a year removed from selling ...
  60. What Starbucks' Deal With Lyft Means For Customers

    July 23, 2015
    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) already had a generous customer loyalty program. The system rewards users with stars for making ...
  61. Can a New Qualcomm Emerge From the Ashes?

    July 23, 2015
    Expectations were already low leading up to Qualcomm's (NASDAQ: QCOM) fiscal Q3 earnings release on July 22. Though Qualcomm ...
  62. LifeLock Accused of Settlement Violation by FTC

    July 23, 2015
    Shares of identity protection specialist LifeLock (NYSE: LOCK) were down sharply in price after the Federal Trade Commission ...
  63. Dunkin' Donuts to Enter Polish Market

    July 23, 2015
    Although readily identified as American treats, donuts have universal appeal to sweet-toothed eaters around the globe. At ...
  64. 4 Ways Millennials Can Buy Private Businesses

    July 23, 2015
    Buying private businesses is a good way to have greater control over your investments while increasing your income and avoiding ...
  65. Did You Know There Is a Secret McDonald's Menu?

    July 23, 2015
    Have you ever wished you could have an Egg McMuffin with a burger patty? What about a sandwich that combines the company's ...
  66. Top 4 Ways to Invest in Chinese Bonds

    July 23, 2015
    Investing in Chinese bonds isn't easy, but it is possible. Here's how.
  67. 4 Things You Didn’t Know About Southwest Airlines

    July 23, 2015
    Learn some little-known facts about Southwest Airlines' surging business.
  68. Ambarella's Success in the Drone Market

    July 23, 2015
    Analysts remain bullish on Ambarella as they see potential for further growth in the company.
  69. ETF Analysis: Vanguard Energy ETF

    July 23, 2015
    Discover the type of investment strategy the Vanguard Energy ETF follows, and learn why it may be an appropriate addition ...
  70. Is Bank of America Turning Around?

    July 23, 2015
    Bank of America released its Q2 fiscal 2015 earnings revealing a positive turnaround from its decline following the 2008 ...
  71. Netflix Poised to Capture More TV Viewing Time

    July 23, 2015
    Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) has fundamentally changed how some people watch television, and that may eventually allow the company ...
  72. Accenture Steps Up Its Acquisition Activity

    July 23, 2015
    IT services giant Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been on a shopping spree recently. First, it agreed to take full ownership of ...
  73. eBay Expanding Its Investment in Valet Service

    July 23, 2015
    Fresh off its spinoff of its PayPal division, eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) has made a move to enhance its core business of serving ...
  74. Why Best Buy Failed in China

    July 23, 2015
    Best Buy entered China with much fanfare in 2006. The Minnesota-based retailer exited quietly last year. What went wrong? ...
  75. Can Amazon Echo Compete With Siri?

    July 23, 2015
    Amazon has introduced something totally new, Echo, and it has people wondering how this device stacks up against Apple’s ...
  76. Can J Crew and Banana Republic Compete With H&M Low Prices?

    July 23, 2015
    Should J Crew and Banana Republic lower their product prices in response to competitors like H&M?
  77. Four Slumping Stocks to Consider Shorting

    July 22, 2015
    These down trending stocks have recently made a move to the upside, but it's more likely a signal to short than to buy.
  78. Analyst Bullish on Peregrine Following Q2 Update

    July 22, 2015
    Following earnings and with $68 million cash on hand, Peregrine biopharmaceutical is now planning several new studies. Roth ...
  79. Stock Breakouts Happening Now or Imminent

    July 22, 2015
    These stock are breaking out--or close to breaking out--of chart patterns, likely signaling the direction of the next trending ...
  80. Loyal Customers Drive T-Mobile Market Share Gains

    July 22, 2015
    T-Mobile (NYSE: TMUS) has been on an incredible run. The company has been adding subscribers for over two years and shows ...
  81. Harley Reaffirms Guidance After Weak Quarter

    July 22, 2015
    The new CEO at Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) may be "incredibly excited about where we're going," but that does not mean investors ...
  82. AppliedMicro Gains Another Microserver Ally

    July 22, 2015
    TSMC, the largest pure-play foundry in the world, recently announced the deployment of Hewlett-Packard Moonshot servers ...
  83. Virgin America Adds Satellite Wireless

    July 22, 2015
    In November, Virgin America (NASDAQ: VA) will begin flying to Honolulu from focus cities such as New York and San Francisco. ...
  84. Investors Turn to Artificial Intelligence

    July 22, 2015
    Since the Alan Turing developed the Turing Test, scientific researchers have worked to develop a computer with the ability ...
  85. Industries That Will Benefit From Lifting Iran Sanctions

    July 22, 2015
    After sanctions related to Iran's nuclear program are lifted, a number of global industries should benefit from the opening ...
  86. Traders Turn To Aerospace and Defense Stocks

    July 22, 2015
    Recent news from Lockheed Martin and United Technologies has put the Aerospace & Defense sector on trader's radar. We'll ...
  87. Sale of Nokia Mapping Unit Nearly Complete

    July 22, 2015
    The on-again, off-again sale of the Nokia (NYSE: NOK) HERE mapping business unit is not only on-again, it could be inked ...
  88. GameStop Completes Geeknet Acquisition

    July 22, 2015
    GameStop (NYSE: GME) recently announced that it closed its acquisition of Geeknet. The purchase price was $20 per share, ...
  89. Archer-Daniels-Midland Exits Chocolate Business

    July 22, 2015
    It is arguably best known for its corn processing capabilities, but Archer-Daniels-Midland (NYSE: ADM) was also a significant ...
  90. CF Industries Continues Its Shopping Spree

    July 22, 2015
    Just weeks after acquiring U.K.-based nitrogen producer GrowHow, fertilizer producer CF Industries (NYSE: CF) is looking ...
  91. Top Tips on Catering to Millennial Clients

    July 22, 2015
    The economic impact of Millennials is rapidly growing. Here's how to reach them.
  92. Has Nepotism Ever Worked?

    July 22, 2015
    It may very well be that hiring a relative is the right course of action for you. But before you do, carefully consider how ...
  93. Panera Changes Policy After Razor Found in Soup

    July 22, 2015
    One Panera Bread (NASDAQ: PNRA) customer has taken the old comedy bit "waiter, is that a fly in my soup" to a whole new ...
  94. Southwest's Strategy Is the Future of The US Airline Industry

    July 22, 2015
    Learn why Southwest's current profitable business model should become the future of the airline industry.
  95. ETF Analysis: Health Care Select Sector SPDR

    July 22, 2015
    Learn about the Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund including its performance, current holdings, recent performance and the ...
  96. Public Homebuilding Companies Poised For Gains

    July 21, 2015
    The homebuilding sector is benefiting from the economic recovery and pent-up demand. The top public homebuilders have all ...
  97. Do Fast Food Franchises Mean Fast Returns?

    July 21, 2015
    We look at what it takes to own a fast food franchise: the entry costs, profit potentials, challenges, and sustainability.
  98. The Battle Between Apple Watch & Luxury Watches

    July 21, 2015
    With prices starting at $10,000, will the 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition threaten luxury watch brands like Rolex and Cartier? ...
  99. Don't Underestimate Kroger's Retail Power

    July 21, 2015
    The grocery chain Kroger has been growing stronger thanks to strategies such as holding down costs, acquisitions, and a focus ...
  100. What Makes Tesla's Business Model Different?

    July 21, 2015
    Tesla did not invent the first electric car. What it did invent was the first successful business model for bringing compelling ...
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