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  1. Where And How To Trade Energy Stocks

    March 31, 2015
    Energy futures set a high bar to entry for individual traders and investors, redirecting exposure into sector equities and ...
  2. Why do Priceline & Hotwire Hide Hotel Names?

    March 31, 2015
    Companies like Hotwire and Priceline hide hotels names from prospective guests, and both the customers and hotels are beneffiting ...
  3. The Future of Big Pharma Stocks

    March 31, 2015
    A look at the future health of big pharma stocks.
  4. Is it Safe to Invest in MLPs Again?

    March 31, 2015
    The best bet right now for investors seeking to play a rebound in the price of oil may very well be ETFs that invest in energy ...
  5. Top Strategies for Winning Business in 2015

    March 31, 2015
    Looking to grow your financial advisory practice in 2015? These strategies will help.
  6. Want to Focus on Tech? Consider this ETF

    March 31, 2015
    QQQ has appreciated over 75% over the past three years. Is this trend likely to continue?
  7. Why BBA LIBOR Was Replaced By ICE LIBOR

    March 31, 2015
    We track the reason behind the change in LIBOR's prefix from BBA to ICE.
  8. How to Do the Fundamental And Technical Combo Trade

    March 31, 2015
    Fundamental and technical analyses should be viewed as complementary rather than competing practices. When combined, these ...
  9. Will Big Utilities Kill SolarCity?

    March 31, 2015
    Across the nation, SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY) has made residential solar power systems more popular than ever, with its efforts ...
  10. Why The Swiss Franc Is So Strong

    March 31, 2015
    We look at the recent and historic strength of the Swiss franc, as well as recent actions by the Swiss National Bank.
  11. After-sales Support

    March 31, 2015
    After-sales support, sometimes called after-sales service, is any service provided after a customer has purchased a product. ...
  12. Sirius XM Doesn't Have to Fear the Connected Car

    March 31, 2015
    Some have argued that satellite radio is a transitory technology. Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ: SIRI) is a worthy replacement ...
  13. Social Networking Service (SNS)

    March 31, 2015
    SNS stands for “social networking sites.” SNS users create a profile with personal information, photos, etc. and form connections ...
  14. Is BreitBurn's "Gray Hair" Really an Asset?

    March 31, 2015
    The oil industry has seen its share of downturns over the years. Because of that, most energy executives know how to handle ...
  15. 4 Ways Galena Biopharma Could Disappoint Investors

    March 31, 2015
    When it comes to investing in small-cap biotech stocks, the chips are firmly stacked in favor of the pessimists. Although ...
  16. DIRECTV's 3 Biggest Risks

    March 31, 2015
    One of the most valuable sections of the annual 10-K filings companies are required to file with the Securities and Exchange ...
  17. Why Lululemon Investors Are Ignoring Weak Guidance

    March 31, 2015
    When lululemon athletica (NASDAQ: LULU) released fourth-quarter 2014 results last Thursday, the market initially recoiled ...
  18. What are some examples of Cash Flow from Financing (CFF)?

    March 31, 2015
    Learn about examples of cash flow from financing, such as how companies fund their operations and how it is reflected in ...
  19. Options and Roth IRAs: Do's and Don'ts

    March 31, 2015
    A breakdown of the do's and don'ts of trading options in a Roth IRA.
  20. Is the FDA Worried About Vertex's New Drug?

    March 31, 2015
    Vertex Pharmaceuticals' (NASDAQ: VRTX) first cystic fibrosis drug, Kalydeco, was approved nearly three months before the ...
  21. Who Benefits From South Korea's Lowered Interest Rates?

    March 30, 2015
    South Korea is the latest country to cut interest rates in an attempt to stimulate economic growth.
  22. Amgen's Dividend Could Double in 5 Years

    March 30, 2015
    Amgen's (NASDAQ: AMGN) dividend yield of 1.9% may not look very enticing to investors looking for income today. But a close ...
  23. You Should Cheer Freeport-McMoRan's Dividend Cut

    March 30, 2015
    Investors in Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (NYSE: FCX) received unwelcome news last week, as the mining and energy ...
  24. What You Should Know About Net Neutrality

    March 30, 2015
    On February 26, 2015 the FCC voted that the internet is a public utility and will be held to the standards of net neutrality. ...
  25. What Lies Ahead for Apple's P/E ratio

    March 30, 2015
    Recently, Apple's P/E multiple has come down to levels equal to the S&P 500. What does the future hold for the tech giant's ...
  26. A Close Look at Cisco's Dividend Potential

    March 30, 2015
    Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) has been regarded as an excellent dividend stock holding for investors looking for income. ...
  27. Is This 3D Systems' Most Important Catalyst?

    March 30, 2015
    With revenue growth rates both specific to 3D Systems' (NYSE: DDD) and the broader 3D printing segment slowing in 2014, ...
  28. Feed Your Appetite For Chipotle Stock with Options

    March 30, 2015
    Chipotle's stock may be out of the average person's price range, but options in-the-money call options offer a way to invest ...
  29. Read This Before You Sell Southwest Airlines Stock

    March 30, 2015
    Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) continues to defy expectations. Driven by operational excellence and better-than-expected ...
  30. Is Chesapeake Energy a Bargain Worth Buying?

    March 30, 2015
    Any time I go shopping with my wife she's almost immediately drawn to the rack that has a big 50% off sign above it. She, ...
  31. 3 (Rough) Dates Exelixis Shareholders Need to Know

    March 30, 2015
    EXEL data by YCharts. It's incredible what a difference the simple tick of a calendar can bring for shareholders in Exelixis ...
  32. Zynga's Costs Are Out Of Control

    March 30, 2015
    Casual-game maker Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) hit it big in 2009, launching the popular FarmVille on Facebook. For a while, the ...
  33. Why did Howard Schultz leave Starbucks, only to return eight ...

    March 30, 2015
    Find out why Howard Schultz left Starbucks in 2000, even though he was very successful, and what brought him out of retirement ...
  34. Trade Covered Calls On High Dividend Paying Stocks

    March 29, 2015
    We explain the risks, rewards, timing, and profit and loss considerations for covered calls with dividend stocks.
  35. How Boeing is More Than Just a Coach-Class Seat

    March 27, 2015
    The number of market leaders that indisputably dominated their industry in 1916 and still do today is almost nonexistent ...
  36. More Bad News for Altria: Regulators Attack E-Cigs

    March 27, 2015
    For decades, tobacco giant Altria Group (NYSE: MO) has rewarded shareholders with extremely strong long-term returns, despite ...
  37. How Melco Crown's Mass-Market Focus Could Win Out

    March 27, 2015
    The global casino industry has largely relied on the success of Macau in recent years to help it survive poor conditions ...
  38. Are Banks Running Scared of Medallion Loans?

    March 27, 2015
    It's no secret that Medallion Financial (NASDAQ: TAXI) is one of the largest taxi medallion lenders in the country. Even ...
  39. 3 Things I Learned From NVIDIA's Analyst Day

    March 27, 2015
    NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) recently hosted its analyst day. At this event, several executives gave analysts and investors insight ...
  40. 3 Under-the-Radar Risks for Gilead Sciences

    March 27, 2015
    Put mildly, biotechnology company Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) is nothing short of a cash flow behemoth. Over the past ...
  41. Baidu Investors: Watch These Metrics in 2015

    March 27, 2015
    China's online search giant Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) has fallen out of -- and back into -- favor with the market in the last ...
  42. Should GoPro Go Mainstream to Win in Sports?

    March 27, 2015
    Camera-maker GoPro (NASDAQ: GPRO) has positioned itself as the go-to provider of equipment for extreme sports, connecting ...
  43. How do I invest or trade market indicators?

    March 27, 2015
    Read about how investors can trade actual market indicators, such as the S&P 500 Index, rather than specific stocks or commodities.
  44. ChartAdvisor for March 27 2015

    March 27, 2015
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  45. What are examples of popular companies in the banking sector?

    March 27, 2015
    Learn about some of the popular companies for bank stocks in the banking industry, a prime component of the financial services ...
  46. How does Tim Cook's vision for Apple differ from that of the ...

    March 27, 2015
    Since Tim Cook took control of Apple in 2011, the company has taken a different approach to product releases, expansion and ...
  47. What's Behind Intuitive Surgical's Quiet Recovery?

    March 27, 2015
    In early 2013, Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ: ISRG) seemed to be on top of the investing world, with its innovative da Vinci ...
  48. 3 Things Ariad Has to Do to Be Profitable in 2018

    March 27, 2015
    Every biotech wants to be profitable. Every. Single. One. But it's easier said than done. The drugmaker obviously has to ...
  49. The Biggest Risks Windstream Sees to Its Business

    March 27, 2015
    Many dividend investors have counted on rural telecom specialist Windstream Holdings (NASDAQ: WIN) to provide reliable income, ...
  50. Is Now the Time to Invest in North America?

    March 27, 2015
    Bullish chart patterns across the North American markets suggest that now might actually be a wise time to allocate closer ...
  51. How To Trade Foreign Stocks

    March 26, 2015
    We weigh the major ways to trade foreign stocks for investors.
  52. Want to Go Long Natural Gas? Eye the UGAZ ETN

    March 26, 2015
    Is UGAZ the best way to play natural gas? Maybe not.
  53. How Bitcoin Can Change The World

    March 26, 2015
    Bitcoin has the potential to not only create savings for consumer, but also to transform global transactions.
  54. Meet The Company Behind Your FICO Score

    March 26, 2015
    There are other credit scores that evaluate lending risk, but FICO is still the choice of most U.S. lenders.
  55. Want Emerging Market REIT Exposure? Eye These ETFs

    March 26, 2015
    It's possible (and easy) to invest in emerging market real estate from the United States — just look at these REIT ETFs. ...
  56. Does Celgene Have Another Blockbuster on the Way?

    March 26, 2015
    Celgene (NASDAQ: CELG) is best known for its cancer medicines, but it could soon be much better known for therapies designed ...
  57. 3 Risks That Could Impact ExOne This Year

    March 26, 2015
    Although there's no such thing as a risk-free investment, some stocks carry an inherently higher degree of risk than others. ...
  58. How Youtube Ad Revenue Works

    March 26, 2015
    Many people make money off of their YouTube videos through ad revenue, but just exactly how does Youtube Ad Revenue work? ...
  59. Is Stratasys' Valuation Compelling?

    March 26, 2015
    Although shares of Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) are off to a rough start in 2015, a silver lining has emerged: The stock now ...
  60. How MasterCard Likely Earned a Spot in Your Wallet

    March 26, 2015
    An in depth look at MasterCard and its future prospects as an investment.
  61. 3 Numbers Every Cheniere Energy Investor Must Know

    March 26, 2015
    A lot of companies have very visible growth plans. But few have plans to go from virtually no market share to becoming one ...
  62. Don't Fear Delta Air Lines' Hedging Losses

    March 26, 2015
    Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has actively hedged its fuel costs in recent years in order to guard against the risk of oil ...
  63. 3 Big Risks for Rite Aid Shareholders

    March 26, 2015
    I freely admit that I didn't believe drugstore Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) had a shot at turning its business around. In late 2 ...
  64. Should the YYY ETF Be on Your Radar?

    March 26, 2015
    Why you should, or shouldn't, invest in YYY.
  65. Deutsche Bank Is Talking Troubled Retailers And REIT Risk

    March 26, 2015
    On March 24, Deutsche Bank published a quarterly update of the retail sector, including a watch-list of retail tenants viewed ...
  66. Seadrill: Smart Bargain or Value Trap?

    March 26, 2015
    Most value investors look longingly at stocks that trade at rock-bottom multiples to their earnings, and even in the hard-hit ...
  67. Making Sense of Chesapeake's Recent News

    March 26, 2015
    This past week, there were two interesting news items relating to Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK). First, earlier this week, ...
  68. These Oil Service Stocks Are Ready For A Move Higher

    March 26, 2015
    In the oil services sector, active traders have been trying hard to establish a floor and the double bottom pattern that ...
  69. How did Larry Page amass his wealth?

    March 26, 2015
    Learn how Larry Page made his fortune by turning a college project into what would become one of the most recognizable companies ...
  70. The Top Five Stocks For Novice Swing Traders

    March 25, 2015
    New to Swing Trading? Here are the top five stocks recommended for swing trading.
  71. Will Kraft-Heinz Be a Winner?

    March 25, 2015
    Kraft and Heinz are now one. This should present a profitable long-term investment opportunity, but isn't likely to be smooth ...
  72. WhatsApp: The Best Facebook Purchase Ever?

    March 25, 2015
    WhatsApp is Facebook's largest acquisition to date. What makes it worth the major price tag?
  73. China's Silicon Valley: Zhongguancun

    March 25, 2015
    Just like in the US, several of China's leading tech companies are headquartered in one spot. China's Silicon Valley is Zhongguancun, ...
  74. Taboola: How "Content You May Like" Makes Money

    March 25, 2015
    Taboola's tagline, “content you may like,” conveys a lot about its business philosophy.
  75. 3 Major Problems Facing Advanced Micro Devices

    March 25, 2015
    Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ: AMD) has fallen hard over the past decade. The stock peaked in early 2006, trading in excess ...
  76. Zillow's MLS Direct Initiative Is Gaining Steam

    March 25, 2015
    When online real estate database operator Zillow Group (NASDAQ: Z) announced in January it would let its agreement with ...
  77. Take Advantage of Cheap Oil, Invest in these ETFs

    March 25, 2015
    With crude oil prices at record lows, investors should consider oil ETFs over oil company stocks as ETFs more closely mirror ...
  78. Examples Of Exchange-Traded Derivatives

    March 25, 2015
    We look at some of the most common exchange-traded derivatives.
  79. Advantages Of Trading Futures Over Stocks

    March 25, 2015
    We look at the top eight advantages of trading futures over stocks.
  80. What's Next For Alibaba?

    March 25, 2015
    Alibaba excited Wall Street its September IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. Seven months later, the e-commerce giant is ...
  81. Trading Volatility? Don’t Trade Stocks, Trade Options

    March 25, 2015
    During times of volatility, traders can benefit greatly from trading options rather than stocks. We explain why.
  82. Emerging Startup Cities Of 2015

    March 25, 2015
    While Silicon Valley and New York have been the birthplace of several well-known startups, other U.S. cities are making names ...
  83. Could Cliffs Natural's Latest Move Save the Stock?

    March 25, 2015
    Commodities stocks have been punished in recent years, and one of the hardest-hit companies has been iron-ore specialist ...
  84. How to Diversify with Muni Bond ETFs

    March 25, 2015
    Thinking of diversifying with bonds? Consider these muni bond ETFs.
  85. These ETFs are Breaking Out of Chart Patterns Now

    March 25, 2015
    Three buys and one sell; here are four ETFs breaking out of chart patterns right now.
  86. Read This Before You Sell Gilead Sciences

    March 25, 2015
    Earlier this week, Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) reported that nine people who were taking a specific heart disease drug ...
  87. Can Biogen Change How We View Alzheimer's Disease?

    March 25, 2015
    As the global population gets increasingly older, Alzheimer's disease is going to get increasingly prevalent. As a result, ...
  88. What Merging Miles Means for American Airlines

    March 25, 2015
    Airlines have been highly successful lately, with favorable conditions having lifted American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) ...
  89. Look At The Whole Picture To Manage Whipsaws

    March 25, 2015
    Look at past action to organize a whipsaw’s volatile characteristics, identifying harmonic levels that may offer low risk ...
  90. 1 Opportunity and 1 Risk for United Continental

    March 25, 2015
    United Continental (NYSE: UAL) is one of the biggest airlines in the world, but bigger hasn't always been better. The integration ...
  91. Should Junk Bond ETFs Be a Part of Your Portfolio?

    March 25, 2015
    Should junk bonds be a part of your portfolio? Here's what you need to know.
  92. Profit From the Range in These Stocks and ETFs

    March 25, 2015
    These four stocks just bounced off range support, offering profit potential to the upside.
  93. Why These Could Be 2015's 10 Best Biotech Stocks

    March 25, 2015
    A quick look at a 10 biotech companies that are poised to deliver for shareholders in 2015.
  94. Why These Could Be 2015's 10 Best REITs

    March 25, 2015
    If you want to get on the REIT money train, then you better hurry up. However, the REITs covered here have potential beyond ...
  95. GLD vs. IAU: Which Gold ETF is Better?

    March 25, 2015
    Looking to play gold with ETFs? A look at SPDR Gold Trust Shares (GLD) versus iShs Gold Trust Trust Units (IAU).
  96. Why Robo-Advisors are a 'Win-Win' for FAs, Clients

    March 25, 2015
    The rise of robo-advisors was seen as added competition for traditional financial advisers. Instead, they could spell a 'win-win' ...
  97. The Tiny Edge That Makes Costco Dominant

    March 25, 2015
    Retail is an ultra-competitive industry, with major players seeking to squeeze out profits from razor-thin margins and high ...
  98. What is Tim Cook's managerial style?

    March 25, 2015
    Find out why Tim Cook's managerial style could be broadly defined as democratic. Cook appears to have developed a uniquely ...
  99. What are examples of popular companies in the financial services ...

    March 25, 2015
    Learn about some of the most popular and widely traded companies in the financial services sector and what types of businesses ...
  100. Strategies To Trade Volatility Effectively With VIX

    March 24, 2015
    VIX offers a bird’s eye view of real-time greed and fear, while providing a snapshot of the market’s expectations for volatility ...
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