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  1. 4 Mid-Cap Core ETFs for Bull & Bear Markets (DON, IJH)

    May 4, 2016
    Learn about how U.S. mid-cap stocks have performed thus far in 2016 and four mid-cap ETFs to consider for gains during bull ...
  2. David Einhorn on Short Selling (CSCO, AMZN)

    May 4, 2016
    Discover David Einhorn's insights on short-selling and learn how his hedge fund generated 1,902% cumulative and 16.5% annualized ...
  3. PRHSX: T Rowe Price Health Sciences Fund Performance Case Study

    May 4, 2016
    Learn more about the T. Rowe Price Health Sciences Fund, including the historical performance and financial trends by quarter ...
  4. The 3 Best ETFs to Short Small-Cap U.S. Equities (SBB, TWM)

    May 4, 2016
    Get analyses of the top three ETFs to short the U.S. small-cap equity market, and learn about their characteristics and historical ...
  5. (TZA) Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3X ETF: Who Is Invested?

    May 4, 2016
    Learn about the Direxion Small-Cap Bear 3X ETF and why it is only suitable for sophisticated investors, speculators and day ...
  6. GLD vs. UBG: A Gold ETF vs. ETN Case Study

    May 3, 2016
    Explore the financial profile of two gold exchange-traded products, and discover what types of investors may be interested ...
  7. BND vs. AGG: Comparing Bond ETFs

    May 3, 2016
    Compare structure and performance for the two largest domestic bond ETFs, the iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF and the ...
  8. (USO) United States Oil ETF: Who Is Invested?

    May 3, 2016
    Find out which institutions are investing in the United States Oil ETF and who's buying, who's selling and who holds the ...
  9. CAIBX: American Funds Capital Income Builder Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    May 3, 2016
    Discover the top five equity holdings of American Funds' Capital Income Builders fund, a world asset allocation fund that ...
  10. PRWCX: T Rowe Price Capital Appreciation Fund Performance Case ...

    May 3, 2016
    Check out an overview of T. Rowe Price Capital Appreciation Fund as well as its financial performance and historical trends ...
  11. EMLB vs. LLEM: Comparing Leveraged Emerging Markets ETFs

    May 3, 2016
    Discover the emerging market equity asset class, and see a comparison between two different leveraged emerging market equity ...
  12. CAIBX: American Funds Capital Income Builder Performance Case ...

    May 3, 2016
    Learn about the American Funds Capital Income Builder fund, including an overview of the fund and trends relating to the ...
  13. 3 Global Equity Mutual Funds for Steady Returns (MINDX, DRIOX)

    May 3, 2016
    Learn about the top three global equity mutual funds you should consider having in your portfolio for 2016 to add international ...
  14. QUAL vs. PRF: Comparing Smart Beta Funds

    May 3, 2016
    Determine whether the expense ratio for a smart beta ETF is cost-effective by comparing its performance against its competitors ...
  15. FKINX: Franklin Income Performance Case Study

    May 3, 2016
    Learn about the Franklin Income Fund's history, trends and performance for each quarter over the past decade.
  16. 3 Small-Cap Value Mutual Funds for Bull and Bear Markets (UBVAX, ...

    May 3, 2016
    Discover three exceptional small-cap value funds that perform well in bull markets and weather the storm in bear markets, ...
  17. Active Management Case Study: Comparing Index to Actively Managed ...

    May 3, 2016
    Find out how actively managed funds compare with passively managed funds in terms of cost and whether higher cost funds outperform ...
  18. Clorox Buys Probiotics Maker Renew Life

    May 3, 2016
    Arguably, one of the best times for a company to announce an acquisition is concurrently with encouraging quarterly results. ...
  19. Alphabet's Self-Driving Car to be Built by...Fiat?

    May 3, 2016
    Self driving cars are the future, and a rumored Fiat/Alphabet partnership could pay off for both firms.
  20. Global Manufacturing: 4 Key Industry Players (GE, HTHIY)

    May 3, 2016
    Discover manufacturing companies that are global key industry players based on annual sales, and read a brief description ...
  21. GNC Eyes a Sale, but Would Anyone Want to Buy It?

    May 3, 2016
    Although vitamin and supplement retailer GNC says it's only in the early stages of weighing its strategic options -- which, ...
  22. JNJ to Pay $55 Million in Ovarian Cancer Suit (JNJ)

    May 3, 2016
    Health care giant Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $55 million in damages to a woman who claimed that the company's talcum ...
  23. 3 Specialty ETFs Shedding Assets (XLF, XLI)

    May 3, 2016
    Study these specialty exchange-traded funds that suffered substantial outflows in 2015 and early 2016 to get a better sense ...
  24. Halliburton to Pay Big Breakup Fee to Baker Hughes

    May 3, 2016
    That's going to leave a mark. As a consequence of Halliburton's failed attempt to acquire rival Baker Hughes, the oil industry ...
  25. Hulu Takes Aim at DISH and Sony in Live Streaming

    May 3, 2016
    Even though the number of people signing up for DISH Network's Sling TV streaming live-television service has so far been ...
  26. How the Weapons Trade is Killing It in the U.S. (RTN, LMT)

    May 3, 2016
    Find out the reasons why the weapons trade is expanding abroad and in the United States, and what it means for U.S. defense ...
  27. 3 Best High-Yielding Blended Bond ETFs (ELD, EMAG)

    May 3, 2016
    Learn how blended bond exchange-traded funds (ETFs) mitigate risk by incorporating multiple fixed-income strategies within ...
  28. 3 Convertible Bond Mutual Funds to Avoid in 2016 (CALBX, DAAIX)

    May 3, 2016
    Learn about three convertible bond mutual funds with poor fundamentals and weak track records. Also learn the reasons investors ...
  29. Here's How Denny's Is Turning Its Business Around

    May 3, 2016
    For years, restaurant chain Denny's has been a bit hard to classify. The company, which calls itself "America's Diner," ...
  30. Warren Buffett Is Still Bullish on IBM

    May 3, 2016
    Considering the downward pressure on IBM's stock price since it announced earnings on April 18 -- shares dropped 8% the ...
  31. Oracle to Buy Cloud Services Niche Player Opower

    May 3, 2016
    Less than a week removed from its acquisition of cloud-based construction and engineering firm Textura for $663 million, ...
  32. Apple at Cusp of Major Downtrend (AAPL)

    May 3, 2016
    Apple will enter a major downtrend if it breaks long-term support in the low 90s.
  33. Oil ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review

    May 3, 2016
    Discover what the best- and worst-performing oil ETFs in early 2016 were and the investment strategies that caused these ...
  34. La Nina Underpinning Soybean Rally (SOYB)

    May 3, 2016
    Soybean futures have completed a basing pattern that could yield a powerful uptrend in coming months.
  35. BIS vs. TQQQ: Comparing Leveraged NASDAQ ETFs

    May 3, 2016
    Explore the ProShares UltraPro QQQ ETF and ProShares UltraShort NASDAQ Biotech, and learn why these funds are for short-term ...
  36. The Pros And Cons Of Hulu, Netflix, And Amazon Instant Video

    May 3, 2016
    A full comparison of Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant Video.
  37. DIA: An ETF Performance Case Study

    May 3, 2016
    Explore the returns of the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF since 2012 as well as the seasonality trends that generated ...
  38. Intel Stock to Trade Ex-Dividend (INTC)

    May 3, 2016
    Intel will send its dividend payment on June 1 to shareholders of record as of May 7.
  39. Wells Fargo Stock to Trade Ex-Dividend (WFC)

    May 3, 2016
    Wells Fargo will send its dividend payment on June 1 to shareholders of record as of May 6.
  40. Groupon Stock Plunge 18% Despite Earnings Beat (GRPN)

    May 3, 2016
    As evidenced by the quarterly loss and the projected loss for the full year, Groupon is far from reaching its growth destination. ...
  41. Now Is the Time to Buy Gold (ABX, GG)

    May 3, 2016
    Gold has broken above the resistance of a key trendline, which has put the attention on gold stocks.
  42. Now You Can Pay for Your Uber in Yuan – Anywhere (BABA)

    May 3, 2016
    One day you may have to explain to your kids that you couldn't always use your phone to pay for a cab in yuan​ in Kalamazoo.
  43. FEZ: An ETF Performance Case Study

    May 3, 2016
    Explore the performance of the the SPDR Euro STOXX 50 ETF since 2012, and learn the seasonal trading patterns that drive ...
  44. AGQ vs. USLV: Comparing Leveraged Silver ETFs

    May 3, 2016
    Explore the financial profile of two leveraged silver ETFs, and learn about what types of investors may be interested in ...
  45. Ferrari Stock Races Lower Despite Earnings Beat (RACE, FCAU)

    May 3, 2016
    Ferrari now expects fiscal 2016 earnings to reach at least 800 million euros, 30 million euros more than its prior forecast ...
  46. Alcoa Stock to Trade Ex-Dividend (AA)

    May 3, 2016
    Alcoa will send its dividend payment on May 25 to shareholders of record as of May 6.
  47. Dividend Payout vs. Dividend Growth: Which Ratio Should You Prefer? ...

    May 3, 2016
    Learn why growth investors should focus on dividend payouts, and which large-company stocks are capable of sustaining earnings ...
  48. Baidu Stock Falls on Investigation of Student Death (BIDU)

    May 3, 2016
    This unfortunate death might open up additional cases where Baidu could be considered liable, drawing even more scrutiny ...
  49. ADP vs. Paychex: Which Is Better for My Portfolio?

    May 3, 2016
    Discover why investors find that Paychex is the better buy over Automatic Data Processing for growth in a portfolio.
  50. AIG Stock Falls After Q1 Earnings Plunge 47% (AIG)

    May 3, 2016
    Despite its massive buyback of $870 million of its shares stock through Monday, AIG stock has been under pressure for most ...
  51. 4 Emerging Markets Equity ETFs for Bull & Bear Markets (VWO, ...

    May 3, 2016
    Learn about how emerging markets stocks have fared in 2016 and four ETFs to consider for a bull and bear market in emerging ...
  52. Rainmaker Systems: A Case Study in Volatility

    May 3, 2016
    Find out about the share price volatility for Rainmaker Systems and the mistakes the company made, as well as why it may ...
  53. 5 Reasons to Pick ETFs Over Mutual Funds

    May 3, 2016
    Discover five reasons why average investors and sophisticated hedge funds choose ETFs instead of mutual funds to meet their ...
  54. 3 Mutual Funds that Profit From a Healthy M&A Market (ARBNX, ...

    May 3, 2016
    Find out which mutual funds to use to profit during a healthy mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market and generate steady returns ...
  55. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Energy ETFs (XLE, IXC)

    May 3, 2016
    Find out the best dividend-paying exchange-traded funds in the energy sector, and why the best funds do not always have the ...
  56. AMD Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers

    May 2, 2016
    Learn about several important computer and gaming hardware companies that serve as key customers for Advanced Micro Devices ...
  57. 3 Short-Term Bond Mutual Funds to Avoid in 2016 (ACSKX, PPLCX)

    May 2, 2016
    Learn about three short-term bond mutual funds with poor risk-reward characteristics and weak returns that investors would ...
  58. The 3 Largest Oil ETFs/ETNs (USO, OIL)

    May 2, 2016
    Discover the key differences among the three largest oil exchange-traded products, including liquidity, tax reporting and ...
  59. TRBCX: T Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth Fund Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    May 2, 2016
    Learn about the top five investments of the T. Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth Fund, a large-cap growth fund with a long history ...
  60. 4 Ways Tsinghua Would Benefit From Micron Acquisition (MU)

    May 2, 2016
    Discover the benefits that Tsinghua Unigroup might have realized with its acquisition of Micron Technology, as well as the ...
  61. 3 ETFs to Take Advantage of the Driverless Car Revolution (CARZ, ...

    May 2, 2016
    Take a look at some ETFs that investors can utilize to obtain exposure to companies in the forefront of developing driverless ...
  62. QQQ: An ETF Performance Case Study

    May 2, 2016
    Explore how seasonal trading trends have helped the PowerShares QQQ ETF beat its tracking index since 2012, including the ...
  63. Vanguard Launches 2 Dividend-Oriented International ETFs (VIGI, ...

    May 2, 2016
    Find out about two international dividend ETFs launched by Vanguard in March 2016, patterned after its Dividend Appreciation ...
  64. Global Transportation: 3 Key Industry Players (BRK-A, AAL)

    May 2, 2016
    Get information on some of the leading publicly-traded companies worldwide that are major players in the transportation industry.
  65. GAZ vs. NAGS: Comparing Natural Gas ETFs

    May 2, 2016
    Explore the viability of two exchange-traded funds offering exposure to natural gas prices, including advantages, issues ...
  66. XLG vs. MGC: Comparing Mega-Cap ETFs

    May 2, 2016
    Discover how mega-cap stocks have fared in 2016 and read a comparative analysis of the Guggenheim S&P 500 Top 50 ETF and ...
  67. The Top 5 Mutual Fund Managers in the Midwest for 2016

    May 2, 2016
    Discover the top five mutual fund managers located in the Midwest. These leading asset management companies serve individuals ...
  68. UNG: US Natural Gas ETF Performance Case Study

    May 2, 2016
    Explore the performance of the United States Natural Gas Fund since 2012, including the influence of contango and backwardation ...
  69. Hulu to Launch Online TV Service (DIS, CMCSA)

    May 2, 2016
    Subscribers will soon be able to use Hulu to livestream TV channels.
  70. Why Coke's Diet Soda Strategy Beats Pepsi's

    May 2, 2016
    More consumers are cutting their consumption of carbonated soft drinks these days; sales volumes of the beverages declined ...
  71. Why Jeffrey Gundlach is Buying Treasuries

    May 2, 2016
    Here's why Jeffrey Gundlach of DoubleLine Capital thinks Treasuries are a good idea.
  72. What to Expect From Shell’s Earnings (RDS.B)

    May 2, 2016
    Royal Dutch Shell's earnings could surprise to the upside, if the recent results of other oil companies are anything to go ...
  73. Seagate Stock Punished on Q1 Earnings Miss (STX)

    May 2, 2016
    With no clear signs of growth, STX shares -- down 40.62% year to date -- may struggle to remain above $20 per share.
  74. CHAU vs. YINN: Comparing Leveraged China ETFs

    May 2, 2016
    Explore the financial profiles of two leveraged ETFs that invest in China, and learn about what types of investors may find ...
  75. World's Largest Investor Cracks Down on Executive Pay (BP)

    May 2, 2016
    Norway's $870 billion sovereign wealth fund is beginning to scrutinize lavish executive pay packages at the companies it ...
  76. Why Retail Layoffs Are on the Rise

    May 2, 2016
    Many retailers are struggling, which is leading to increased layoffs. But it's not all bad news.
  77. Altria Says Congress Should Set Legal Smoking Age

    May 2, 2016
    Although tobacco giant Altria saw big sales volume increases in the most recent quarter, the trend for cigarettes is still ...
  78. (PID) PowerShares International Dividend Achievers ETF: Who Is ...

    May 2, 2016
    Find out which institutions are investing in the PowerShares International Dividend Achievers Portfolio, and who's buying ...
  79. Pandora Stock Surges On Q1 Earnings Beat (P)

    May 2, 2016
    Raising its full-year outlook indicates some level of confidence, but it should be taken with the fact that it's shares have ...
  80. Can Nintendo Make A Comeback with NX Console? (NTDOY)

    May 2, 2016
    Can the new device reestablish Nintendo's status as a gaming powerhouse?
  81. Pfizer Stock Rises Ahead of Earnings (PFE, AGN)

    May 2, 2016
    It turns out Pfizer might not have needed Allergan after all, given that PFE shares have surged 9% and 7.3% in the respective ...
  82. Mattel's Girl Power Finally Adds Some Super Powers

    May 2, 2016
    Barbie may have long headlined Mattel's efforts to market to girls, but a new line of action figures based on DC Comics' ...
  83. Papa John's Stock Declines Ahead Earnings (PZZA)

    May 2, 2016
    Papa John's growth initiatives, including various improvements to its menu and international store expansion have been strong ...
  84. Clorox Stock Rises Ahead Earnings (CLX)

    May 2, 2016
    Clorox has been a pleasant surprise amid an environment where the strong U.S. dollar continues to devalue sales in overseas ...
  85. Halliburton Stock Surges Ahead of Earnings (HAL, BHI)

    May 2, 2016
    HAL shares have surged more than 21% year-to-date and are up almost 50% since falling to their 52-week low of $27.64 in January. ...
  86. (UNG) U.S. Natural Gas ETF: Who Is Invested?

    May 2, 2016
    Discover which institutions are investing in the U.S. Natural Gas ETF. Learn who's buying, who's selling, and the biggest ...
  87. Huntington Mortgage vs. Lending Tree: Comparing Online Mortgage ...

    May 2, 2016
    Understand the benefits of using an online mortgage company, and compare the benefits of applying online with Huntington ...
  88. Sling TV Adds Viacom Channels to Streaming Service (DISH, VIA)

    May 2, 2016
    Last month, both Dish and Viacom reached a multi-year service agreement that would keep Viacom programming available for ...
  89. Zillow Stock Rises Ahead Earnings (Z)

    May 2, 2016
    Even with the stock's strong three-month performance, the shares have suffered respective six-month and 12-month losses of ...
  90. Is Cabela's Going to Be Sold - or Just Part of It?

    May 2, 2016
    Cabela's has been exploring strategic options since December, but has not yet announced any sort of deal. The company reported ...
  91. The 3 Largest Energy ETFs (XLE, VDE)

    May 2, 2016
    Find out which exchange-traded funds are the largest in the energy sector in terms of assets under management, and discover ...
  92. Dunkin' Donuts Drops Meal Deals

    May 2, 2016
    At fast food restaurants, the value/combo meal has long been a menu staple. For a total price that's less than the sum of ...
  93. Sturm Ruger Could Reload Gunmaker Uptrends (RGR, SWHC)

    May 2, 2016
    It will take just little good news for gunmakers to reenter uptrends after an ugly March selloff.
  94. H&R Block to Lay Off 250 After Weak Tax Season

    May 2, 2016
    For obvious reasons, the period of the year running through mid-April is when tax preparation specialist H&R Block makes ...
  95. Watch These 3 Stocks for Breakouts (SAP, ORI)

    May 2, 2016
    These three stocks are close to short-term pattern breakout levels.
  96. NUGT vs. DGP: Comparing Leveraged Gold ETFs

    May 2, 2016
    Explore the financial profiles of two leveraged ETFs that invest in gold, and learn what type of investors may find these ...
  97. CVS Health Earnings: What to Expect (CVS)

    May 2, 2016
    The company is positioning itself to become the go-to source for consumers who are looking for affordable prescription medication.
  98. AIG Earnings: What to Expect? (AIG)

    May 2, 2016
    To offset its revenue weakness, AIG has instituted various cost-saving initiatives to help drive profit margins higher.
  99. 4 Best Dividend-Paying Global Equity ETFs (YYY, KBWD)

    May 2, 2016
    Review these global equity ETFs to learn more about opportunities for robust dividends. These funds provide some of the highest ...
  100. Baker Hughes at Crossroads After Failed Merger (BHI, HAL)

    May 2, 2016
    Baker Hughes needs to trade forcefully above 50 to break long-term resistance and enter a new uptrend.
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