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  1. Teva Pharma to Acquire Allergan: Analysts Weigh In

    July 28, 2015
    Teva Pharmaceutical announced a definitive agreement to buy Allergan Inc. for $40.5 billion. What analysts are saying?
  2. Here's Why Analysts Bullish On Skyworks Solutions

    July 28, 2015
    Skyworks Solutions beat earnings estimates and provided a strong fourth quarter outlook on July 23. Analysts weighed in.
  3. Is Divestment Destroying The Coal Industry?

    July 28, 2015
    Should you worry about your investments in coal companies due to coal divestment campaigns? Investopedia explores the impact ...
  4. IPO Flippers And The Companies Who Hate Them

    July 28, 2015
    Learn how flipping activity affects an initial public offering.
  5. Netflix's New Strategy: Penetrate Your Hotel Room

    July 28, 2015
    Will Netflix’s new venture—to offer its media content in hotels—pay dividends? Investopedia explores the business potential ...
  6. Sohu.com Reports Solid Second Quarter

    July 28, 2015
    Chinese Internet giant Sohu.com (NASDAQ: SOHU) recently reported second quarter earnings that topped analyst estimates on ...
  7. Changyou.com Tops Earnings Estimates

    July 28, 2015
    Chinese online game publisher Changyou.com (NASDAQ: CYOU) recently reported second quarter earnings that topped analyst ...
  8. Blackstone CFO Resigns to Join Airbnb

    July 28, 2015
    In a move that has to be considered a vote of confidence in the "sharing economy," the CFO of financial conglomerate Blackstone ...
  9. ETF Analysis: Market Vectors Pharmaceutical

    July 28, 2015
    Read about one of the best-performing ETFs in the health care sector since 2012: the Market Vectors Pharmaceutical ETF (PPH) ...
  10. Batman Gives Sony a Boost in June Video Game Sales

    July 28, 2015
    While Sony (NYSE: SNE) is better known as the cinematic steward for Marvel's Spider-Man, a budding relationship with Batman ...
  11. Activision Blizzard Adds Two Directors

    July 28, 2015
    Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) did not waste time filling key vacancies. On July 17th, the video game maker added a ...
  12. Whole Foods and Wal-Mart Urged to Embrace Ugliness

    July 28, 2015
    Any home gardener will tell you the fruit and vegetables you pick off your own trees or vines often look nothing like the ...
  13. Tutor Perini Poaches a CFO from Fluor

    July 28, 2015
    On Friday, engineering and construction firm Tutor Perini (NYSE: TPC) announced the impending retirement of current chief ...
  14. American Express Returns Vs. DJ Industrial Average

    July 28, 2015
    American Express has handily outperformed the Dow Jones Industrial Average since 2009, but unusual weakness in the last year ...
  15. 20-Year Treasury Bond ETF Trading Strategies

    July 28, 2015
    iShares 20-Year Treasury Bond ETF offers a highly liquid equity alternative to direct bond exposure.
  16. ETF Analysis: iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25

    July 28, 2015
    Learn about iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 and its asset allocation and how investing in this fund comes with heightened risks ...
  17. How To Interpret The Volume Zone Oscillator

    July 28, 2015
    Introduced in 2009, the Volume Zone Oscillator (VZO) is gaining traction with traders and technicians.
  18. ETF Analysis: iShares MSCI Germany

    July 28, 2015
    Learn about iShares MSCI Germany, which is a nondiversified exchange traded fund that invests principally in large-cap German ...
  19. Oil Companies Near Bankruptcy

    July 28, 2015
    With the resumed uncertainty in Europe surrounding Greece and the sudden bear market gripping China, the price of oil has ...
  20. Falling Coffee Prices Are Creating Opportunity

    July 28, 2015
    Falling coffee prices is creating an opportunity for strategic traders. We'll take a look at some ideas.
  21. ETF Analysis: ProShares Short MidCap400

    July 28, 2015
    Discover the benefits and drawbacks of the ProShares Short MidCap400 ETF, and learn which investors are best suited for the ...
  22. Credit Card Review: Platinum American Express

    July 28, 2015
    Take a closer look at the gold standard of luxury travel rewards credit cards, the American Express Platinum, and find out ...
  23. Credit Card Review: Citi Simplicity

    July 28, 2015
    Understand how the Citi Simplicity credit card works, what its pros and cons are, and which kinds of consumers would be happiest ...
  24. Top 3 ETFs For Investing in China

    July 28, 2015
    Discover the top three China ETFs. Chinese stocks tend to be quite volatile, presenting opportunities for savvy investors, ...
  25. Credit Card Review: Chase Sapphire Preferred

    July 28, 2015
    Learn why the Chase Sapphire Preferred card is ideal for users who travel a lot and like to eat at restaurants, and discover ...
  26. Vice Can Be Nice: 4 Sin Stocks to Consider

    July 28, 2015
    These four sin stocks are likely to be resilient during a bear market.
  27. PayPal Vs. Venmo: Function versus Fun

    July 28, 2015
    PayPal and Venmo are both great services depending on what the customer wants.
  28. Are Currency Hedged ETFs a Good Idea?

    July 28, 2015
    Considering currency-hedged ETFs? Here's a look at eight and what you need to know right now.
  29. Where Does Yahoo (YHOO) Go From Here?

    July 28, 2015
    Yahoo operates in a competitive environment, but if it makes the right deals there's no reason why it can't thrive.
  30. The Best (and Worst) Companies For Workplace Diversity

    July 28, 2015
    Learn which large companies are the most committed to workplace diversity and which have the most work to do in their hiring ...
  31. The Financial Singularity Will Destroy Your Return

    July 28, 2015
    Given the current and future growth of financial technology, many believe algorithms will soon define what drives market ...
  32. Can Mobileye Revolutionize The Car Industry?

    July 28, 2015
    Cars are evolving into vehicles connected to the ecosystem around us. With its ability to sense and detect objects around ...
  33. ETF Analysis: Direxion Daily Energy Bull 3X

    July 28, 2015
    Learn more about one of Direxion Fund's high-risk, high-reward energy plays: the Direxion Shares Funds Trust 3X exchange-traded ...
  34. ETF Analysis: Direxion Daily 20 Year Treasury

    July 28, 2015
    Read about one potent, yet volatile, way to bet on rising interest rates -- the Direxion Daily 20 Year Plus Treasury Bear ...
  35. SEC Steps Up Investigation Into Diageo

    July 28, 2015
    Liquor distributor Diageo (NYSE: DEO) is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission for its U.S. distribution ...
  36. Visa Thrashes Third Quarter Estimates

    July 28, 2015
    Last week, payment card giant Visa (NYSE: V) posted third quarter results that blew well past expectations. The stock traded ...
  37. DreamWorks Animation Studio Complex Sold ... Again

    July 28, 2015
    For the second time this year, the Los Angeles-area studio complex housing DreamWorks Animation's (NASDAQ: DWA) main operations ...
  38. Pandora Raises Forecast on Increased Ad Revenue

    July 28, 2015
    It appears the debut of Apple Music did not derail Pandora Media (NYSE: P). The streaming service had a strong second quarter, ...
  39. Is Rite Aid Moving Into Electronics?

    July 28, 2015
    Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) wants to be a one-stop shop for back-to-school shopping. The pharmacy chain, which has always been ...
  40. The Importance Of Office To Microsoft

    July 28, 2015
    The mobile and cloud revolution were expected to sound the death knell for the Office suite of products, but a new era is ...
  41. HBO Lands a Game-Changer in Bill Simmons

    July 28, 2015
    The Sports Guy has a new home. Bill Simmons, formerly of ESPN, served as executive producer for the acclaimed 30 for 30 ...
  42. Does Halliburton Have an Anti-Trust Problem?

    July 28, 2015
    If rumor proves true, oil industry services giant Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) could have a big problem with its $35 billion ...
  43. Home Depot Makes a Big Acquisition

    July 28, 2015
    Home Depot (NYSE: HD) is betting big on declining home ownership as it just agreed to pay $1.6 billion for Interline, a ...
  44. 3 Possibilities If Sanctions Against Iran Lift

    July 28, 2015
    What would happen if sanctions against Iran were lifted?
  45. What's Google Strategy for Russia?

    July 28, 2015
    What is Google doing to penetrate the Russian market? What is it about the country that's allowed Google to cultivate country-specific ...
  46. Uncovering Evidence Of Sector Rotation

    July 27, 2015
    Stalk ETF performance lists over several weeks to uncover hidden institutional buying and selling strategies.
  47. 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, ...
  48. Exxon Positioned To Outperform Competitors

    July 27, 2015
    Analysts are keeping a close eye on Exxon Mobile as the company is scheduled to report 2Q earnings before market open on ...
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
  51. 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. ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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, ...
  57. 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 ...
  58. 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: ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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. ...
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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 ...
  71. 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.
  72. Southwest & Cheap Oil: The Perfect Combination?

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

    July 27, 2015
    Activist shareholders, also called activist investors, are large-scale investors who use their investment power to influence ...
  74. 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 ...
  75. 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 ...
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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 ...
  78. 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 ...
  79. 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, ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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 ...
  82. 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, ...
  83. 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 ...
  84. ChartAdvisor for July 24 2015

    July 24, 2015
    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  85. 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 ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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 ...
  88. 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 ...
  89. 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 ...
  90. 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. ...
  91. 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 ...
  92. 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 ...
  93. 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?
  94. 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.
  95. 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.
  96. 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.
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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?
  99. 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?
  100. 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 ...
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