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  1. The Top 4 General Electric Shareholders (GE)

    May 27, 2016
    Pay attention to whether the amount of stock awarded to General Electric’s largest shareholders provides a hint about the ...
  2. NVR Mortgage Reviews: What You Need to Know (NVR)

    May 27, 2016
    Explore NVR Mortgage, and learn why a combination lender-builder mortgage company might be a good choice for financing a ...
  3. India's Economy Is Bright: 3 Mutual Funds to Take Advantage of ...

    May 26, 2016
    Learn about three India equity sector funds positioned to take advantage of phenomenal growth forecast for the emerging market ...
  4. VHT: Vanguard Health Care ETF Performance Analysis

    May 26, 2016
    Discover how the Vanguard Health Care ETF performed through bear and bull markets, and learn which holding is trouncing the ...
  5. 3 Mutual Funds to Invest in an Aging Population Era (FPHAX, FSMEX)

    May 26, 2016
    Learn about the aging population and their needs and wants. Discover three mutual funds that can be used to gain exposure ...
  6. The Top 4 Tesla Shareholders (TSLA)

    May 26, 2016
    Discover the four largest single shareholders of Tesla Motors, and learn about their backgrounds and how much their shares ...
  7. US Foods Holding Rises in Its First Day of Trading

    May 26, 2016
    The latest high-value initial public offering is off to a good start, promising good knock-on effects for the broader IPO ...
  8. XOP: Is the Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF Still a Buy?

    May 26, 2016
    Read an analysis of the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas E&P ETF. Learn why XOP may not be a buy now, but may be a buy in the near future ...
  9. How Lions Gate Trounced Fourth-Quarter Estimates

    May 26, 2016
    "Mini-major" movie and TV studio Lions Gate Entertainment (NYSE: LGF) reported its fourth-quarter fiscal 2016 and full year ...
  10. Can Twitter Pull Off a Turnaround? (TWTR)

    May 26, 2016
    Can a slumping Twitter turn it around? What will it take?
  11. 4 Ways to Evaluate ETFs Before Buying

    May 26, 2016
    Learn four areas in which to evaluate an ETF investment to be sure that the investor has a clear understanding of the security ...
  12. STEM Contest Names Regeneron as Sponsor (REGN, INTC)

    May 26, 2016
    Following Intel's surprising decision to back out of its sponsorship of the Science Talent Search, the STEM contest gets ...
  13. Qualcomm and Medtronic Team Up to Tackle Diabetes

    May 26, 2016
    In the coming years, the Internet of Things is expected to play a key role in improving global health, and Qualcomm (NASDAQ: ...
  14. Michael Kors Has a Coach Problem

    May 26, 2016
    Fashion designer Michael Kors (NYSE: KORS) continues to rip pages from the playbook rival handbag maker Coach (NYSE: COH) ...
  15. iRobot Beats Back Activist Investor's Proxy Fight

    May 26, 2016
    A fierce proxy battle between iRobot (NASDAQ: IRBT) and one of its largest shareholders, private equity firm Red Mountain, ...
  16. HP's New VR-Ready OMENs Excite Investors

    May 26, 2016
    The collapse of the PC market is no subtle event, as last quarter's 13% worldwide drop in  sales demonstrated; the plunge ...
  17. Cash Call Mortgage Reviews: What You Need to Know

    May 26, 2016
    Discover what you need to know about Orange County-based CashCall Mortgage and its popular zero closing cost loans and low-rate ...
  18. Microeconomics vs. Macroeconomics: Which Is More Useful for Investment?

    May 26, 2016
    Find out why investors are better off ignoring macroeconomic forecasts, and should instead focus on the lessons that microeconomics ...
  19. Global Energy: Exploring Revenue Trends & Fundamentals

    May 26, 2016
    Examine global energy sector revenue data by country and region, and identify geographical trends and analyze forecasts related ...
  20. PayPal Dropping Support for BlackBerry Phones

    May 26, 2016
    It may be hard for some younger folks to imagine, but there was a point not all that long ago when a BlackBerry phone was ...
  21. Sears Eyes New Ways to Profit from Appliance Lines

    May 26, 2016
    After reporting another quarter of declining sales in its core retail business, Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD) has decided ...
  22. Will 365 Deliver a 180 for Whole Foods? (WFM)

    May 26, 2016
    Whole Foods is reaching for more customers with its new brand. Will it work?
  23. The Top 4 Bank of America Shareholders (BAC)

    May 26, 2016
    Discover the largest individual and institutional holders of Bank of America stock. Learn about the backgrounds of top Bank ...
  24. SeaDrill Stock Declines 9% on Q1 Earnings Miss (SDRL)

    May 26, 2016
    SeaDrill shares are funder pressure after the offshore oil driller reported first quarter earnings that missed Wall Street ...
  25. J.P. Morgan Completing Multi-Year Breakout Pattern (JPM, KBE)

    May 26, 2016
    J.P Morgan Chase may be grinding through the final stages of a 16-year cup and handle breakout pattern.
  26. Dreyfus's Highest Performing Mutual Funds Since Inception (DOSIX)

    May 26, 2016
    Learn more about one of Dreyfus' best performing funds, the Dreyfus Opportunistic U.S. Stock I Fund and how it has performed ...
  27. Microsoft Bulls In Charge Despite Correction (MSFT, AAPL)

    May 26, 2016
    Microsoft relative strength cycles are slowly turning higher, setting the stage for a test of 5 month range resistance.
  28. Dollar Tree Soars 9%, Nets 52-Week High on Q1 Beat (DLTR)

    May 26, 2016
    Dollar Tree reported better than expected first quarter earnings that showed that consumers haven't stopped spending to the ...
  29. Apple Considered Buying Time Warner, Netflix Too? (AAPL, NFLX)

    May 26, 2016
    Buying Netflix is something that's been discussed for some time. And it seems as if Apple is now considering its options.
  30. 5 Dividend Growth Stocks Posed For Higher Dividends (V, NKE)

    May 26, 2016
    Learn about five companies that have a strong history of consistently growing their dividend payments and have the potential ...
  31. Netflix Faces New Quota for Local Content in EU (NFLX)

    May 26, 2016
    A new proposal from the European Commission requires streaming video providers to meet a quota for European made content.
  32. Cash Report: Information Technology Still Hoarding Greenbacks ...

    May 26, 2016
    Read several theories about why the technology sector is stockpiling unprecedented amounts of cash reserves, rather than ...
  33. Biotech ETFs: Why Valeant May Cause Contagion Risk (VRX)

    May 26, 2016
    Learn about Valeant Pharmaceutical's scandal that caused its stock to plunge over 90%, and why biotech ETF investors should ...
  34. Dunkin' Brands Stock To Trade Ex-Dividend (DNKN)

    May 26, 2016
    Dunkin' Brands will send its dividend payment on June 8 to shareholders of record as of May 31.
  35. SEC Investigates Alibaba's Accounting Practices (BABA)

    May 26, 2016
    The way Alibaba adds together earnings from its various divisions, has been a source of intrigue for many market observers. ...
  36. AT&T Is Interested in Buying Yahoo! (T, YHOO)

    May 26, 2016
    AT&T can potentially foil attempts made by rival Verizon, which has been considered the front-runner in the Yahoo! sweepstakes.
  37. Monsanto Stock Rises After Rejecting Bayer Offer (MON, BAYRY)

    May 26, 2016
    Monsanto, for now, believes it is better left alone to operate as a standalone entity.
  38. The Top 4 Intel Shareholders (INTC)

    May 26, 2016
    Consider the enormous amounts of stock granted by Intel to its top executives and how these individual investors can influence ...
  39. ERY vs. ERX: Comparing Leveraged Energy ETFs

    May 26, 2016
    Discover the major differences between two leveraged energy ETFs, and learn why one may be more suitable for your portfolio ...
  40. The Top 3 American Airlines Shareholders (AAL)

    May 25, 2016
    Find out about the major individual, institutional and mutual fund shareholders of American Airlines Group Inc.
  41. Bond ETFs Test Key Levels (HYG, SHY)

    May 25, 2016
    Various bond ETFs are all hitting key levels at the same time, presenting trading opportunities in some bond ETFs, and warnings ...
  42. Diamond Hill's Highest Performing Mutual Fund Since Inception ...

    May 25, 2016
    Find out about Diamond Hill Capital Management's best-performing fund, the Research Opportunities Fund, and learn how it ...
  43. Is Cohen & Steers Real Estate Securities Fund Good for My Portfolio? ...

    May 25, 2016
    Discover the Cohen & Steers Real Estate Securities Fund, learn about its major characteristics, and see if it is a good addition ...
  44. Examining Clipper: Equity Mutual Fund (CFIMX)

    May 25, 2016
    Explore the stock selection process and performance of the Clipper Fund, as well as the reasons the fund may not be suitable ...
  45. eBay Purchases Ticketbis (ebay)

    May 25, 2016
    eBay makes a big purchase to grow StubHub internationally.
  46. 2 ETFs to Take Advantage of the Shrinking Smartphone Market (QQQ, ...

    May 25, 2016
    Watch for a rebound in global smartphone sales in 2017, after the remaining months of 2016 continue to bring an anticipated ...
  47. Top Mutual Funds Underweight in Real Estate (GS)

    May 25, 2016
    A new report by Goldman Sachs declares top mutual funds to be underweight in real estate.
  48. Visa CEO Takes a Swipe at PayPal

    May 25, 2016
    The credit card companies and PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) have long had an uneasy alliance: They both work together and compete ...
  49. Supervalu Readies for Its Sav-A-Lot Spinoff

    May 25, 2016
    Last July, grocery store operator Supervalu (NYSE: SVU) said it was exploring strategic alternatives for its Sav-A-Lot division, ...
  50. The Top 5 Hardware Penny Stocks for 2016 (KOPN, ESIO)

    May 25, 2016
    Learn about the top five hardware penny stocks that could provide higher-than-average rates of return in the hardware sector ...
  51. Under Armour Signs New Sponsorship Deal (UA)

    May 25, 2016
    Under Armour signed a new deal with UCLA to provide footwear and apparel for the sports teams.
  52. How the Bank of Japan Now Owns 90% of the Top 10 Stocks (BOJ)

    May 25, 2016
    Discover how the Bank of Japan ended up as a top 10 shareholder in 200 of the 225 companies listed on the Nikkei 225 stock ...
  53. AXA Is First Big European Insurer to Quit Tobacco

    May 25, 2016
    Health insurer AXA Group (NASDAQOTH: AXAHY) calls its decision to divest the $2 billion worth of tobacco stocks it holds ...
  54. Fitbit Rejects Claim Its Trackers Are Inaccurate

    May 25, 2016
    Though it may have flown under the radar of some investors, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Fitbit (NYSE: FIT) ...
  55. Netflix: Why You Should Be Bullish Again (NFLX)

    May 25, 2016
    Netflix is about to get exclusive rights to Disney content, but this company's strength goes beyond just one big deal.
  56. CEOs Get a Raise. Workers, Shareholders Wonder Why (EXPE)

    May 25, 2016
    The median S&P 500 CEO got a 4.5% raise last year, compared to 2.3% for the median American worker. Shareholders didn't get ...
  57. GoPro Shares Pop on News of Red Bull Partnership

    May 25, 2016
    After what can only be described as a dismal first quarter, GoPro (NASDAQ: GPRO) shareholders were in need of some good ...
  58. AB InBev Under Investigation by U.S. DoJ (BUD)

    May 25, 2016
    Beer giant AB InBev is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice for suppressing craft beer sales at its distributors. ...
  59. Why is Apple So Focused on Healthcare Apps? (AAPL)

    May 25, 2016
    Not long after its worst earnings report in 13 years, Apple unveiled a new platform for programmers to create health applications. ...
  60. Layoffs Bode Ill for Microsoft's Phone Biz (MSFT)

    May 25, 2016
    The software giant's efforts to transform itself into a genuine player in the smartphone market may be failing as today's ...
  61. Airing "Smackdown" Live Is a Win for WWE Investors

    May 25, 2016
    Live sports programming is just about the only type of television left that people prefer to watch live rather than on a ...
  62. Can a Commercial Restore Groupon's Glory? (GRPN)

    May 25, 2016
    Could a splashy new TV ad campaign restore buzz to Groupon, once the hot deals darling?
  63. 2 Companies With No Closing Cost for Refinance (TREE, C)

    May 25, 2016
    Discover more about refinanced mortgages with no closing costs, and learn about two companies that assist borrowers in acquiring ...
  64. HP Enterprise Follows Up One Spin Off With Another

    May 25, 2016
    Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) recently announced that it will spin off its enterprise services unit and merge it ...
  65. Intuit Raises Its Guidance for Fiscal 2016

    May 25, 2016
    Buoyed by a strong third quarter, maker of Turbo Tax, QuickBooks and other financial software products Intuit (NASDAQ: INTU) ...
  66. 3 Healthcare Stocks at All-Time Highs (ISRG, HSIC)

    May 25, 2016
    A handful of health care stocks have escaped bearish headwinds generated by political rhetoric and could yield low-risk buying ...
  67. Yum! Drops Sale of Stake in China Spinoff to CIC

    May 25, 2016
    Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM) has reportedly cancelled the sale of a stake in its Chinese unit to sovereign wealth fund China ...
  68. How State Street Could Reclaim the ETF Throne (SPY, STT)

    May 25, 2016
    Follow the progress made by State Street Global Investors as it attempts to regain market share for its SPDR ETFs after falling ...
  69. Netflix on the Mend After Relief Rally (NFLX, FB)

    May 25, 2016
    This Netflix recovery attempt faces multiple layers of resistance put into place by the long correction.
  70. 3 Billionaires Who Graduated From the University of Pennsylvania ...

    May 25, 2016
    Learn more about three of the most high-profile billionaires to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania: Donald Trump, ...
  71. Active Traders Should Be Picky When Buying Into Retail Stocks

    May 25, 2016
    Based on the chart of this ETF active traders should be careful when buying into retail.
  72. Is Berkshire Hathaway Stock Undervalued? (BRK-A)

    May 25, 2016
    Find out why Berkshire Hathaway stock may be undervalued when the company has an overall growth business, something that ...
  73. CSX Corporation Stock To Trade Ex-Dividend (CSX)

    May 25, 2016
    CSX Corporation will send its dividend payment on June 15 to shareholders of record as of May 31.
  74. Singapore Exchange in talks to buy Baltic Exchange (SGX)

    May 25, 2016
    Singapore Exchange confirms it has entered into exclusive takeover talks with London's Baltic Exchange.
  75. What to Buy on the Silver Pullback (SLV, AG)

    May 25, 2016
    How and what to trade as the price of silver pulls backs.
  76. Verizon Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (VZ)

    May 25, 2016
    Learn who some of the largest customers of Verizon Communications are and how Verizon is branching out into new revenue-generating ...
  77. The Top 4 Nike Shareholders (NKE)

    May 25, 2016
    Learn about the history of Nike Inc. and the top five individual shareholders who continue to benefit from the company's ...
  78. SunTrust Mortgage Reviews: What You Need to Know (STI)

    May 25, 2016
    Discover which mortgages SunTrust offers and how the average person obtaining a loan at SunTrust rates the bank on customer ...
  79. These 2 Construction Stocks Are Rallying

    May 25, 2016
    These construction materials stocks have been rallying. Here's why.
  80. Coca-Cola Enterprises to Merge Out of the S&P 500

    May 25, 2016
    At the end of this week, the benchmark S&P 500 stock index will become a little less fizzy. Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE: ...
  81. SEC Investigating Valeant's Use of Non-GAAP Metrics (VRX)

    May 25, 2016
    The SEC is not amused with Valeant's use of non-GAAP financial metrics.
  82. Berkshire Hathaway Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (BRK)

    May 25, 2016
    Discover how Berkshire Hathaway began as a failing textile company and grew into the fifth-largest company worldwide with ...
  83. HPE Beats Q1 Earnings, Rev; Announces Spinoff (HPE, CSC)

    May 25, 2016
    HPEs says the deal with Computer Sciences will not only unlock faster-growing/higher-margin businesses, it will generate ...
  84. Netflix Stock Soars on Disney Exclusive Deal (NFLX, DIS)

    May 25, 2016
    Has the Disney deal catapulted Netflix beyond HBO in terms of dominant content on its global platform?
  85. Under Armour Signs $280 Million Deal With UCLA (UA, NKE)

    May 25, 2016
    Signing on large institutions for massive sponsorship deals has not been enough to keep shares of the company from falling. ...
  86. Verizon CEO: Worker Strike May Impact Q2 Results (VZ)

    May 25, 2016
    Verizon CEO warns that his company's financials may disappoint, thanks to the ongoing strike involving some 40,000 union ...
  87. OneGo vs. JetSmarter: Comparing Disruptors in the Airline Market ...

    May 25, 2016
    Follow the development of new businesses based on flat-rate flying apps, and identify any interesting prospects which could ...
  88. The Top 4 AT&T Shareholders (T)

    May 25, 2016
    Discover the four highest-ranked direct holders of AT&T, and how all of them have worked their way through the ranks to get ...
  89. SolarCity vs. Sungevity: A Financial Comparison (SCTY, APO)

    May 24, 2016
    Compare the investment potential of two solar energy companies: SolarCity Corporation and Sungevity. Consider how global ...
  90. Top 10 Checking Accounts for Small Businesses (BAC, WFC)

    May 24, 2016
    Explore the 10 best checking accounts for small businesses and discover why the perfect bank for one type of business may ...
  91. The Top 4 Starbucks Shareholders (SBUX)

    May 24, 2016
    Learn about the origins of Starbucks Corporation, its focus on continuing to grow, and the top five individual shareholders ...
  92. The Share Buyback Report: The Telecom Sector (T, VZ)

    May 24, 2016
    Examine telecommunications sector share repurchase data to identify which companies and catalysts drove buyback trends between ...
  93. Why 'Smart Beta' Fund Houses are Getting Acquired Like Hot Cakes

    May 24, 2016
    Here’s why the smart fund houses are top targets for acquisition.
  94. The Top 3 Exxon Mobil Shareholders (XOM)

    May 24, 2016
    Learn about the three largest individual shareholders of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) stock, and the largest institutional ...
  95. Snapchat Hits $20B: A Comeback for the Unicorns? (SQ)

    May 24, 2016
    Mutual funds have been writing down stakes in high-flying private tech companies, but the unicorn herd's cull may be over, ...
  96. Top 3 AMG Alternative Mutual Funds (AMBEX, ARLSX)

    May 24, 2016
    Discover AMG Funds and learn about three of its Alternative Investment-focused mutual funds that may be a smart addition ...
  97. NASDAQ Rejects Pot Startup MassRoots (MSRT)

    May 24, 2016
    NASDAQ dealt a blow to pot startup MassRoots by denying its application to trade on the exchange. MassRoots said it will ...
  98. El Niño Ended Without Helping Commodity Investors (SGG, JJN)

    May 24, 2016
    Australia's Bureau of Meteorology declared an end to the 2015-2016 El Niño Tuesday. Some had expected supply disruptions ...
  99. Not Even Chewbacca Can Pilot Kohl's Back to Growth

    May 24, 2016
    Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) is getting some social media mileage out of the viral video of a woman in a Chewbacca mask, but it won't ...
  100. Adele Could Sign a Historic 130M Contract with Sony (SNE)

    May 24, 2016
    If Adele signs the $130.4M contract with Sony, it will be the biggest contract for a British singer.
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