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  1. The Top 3 Small Cap Hardware Stocks for 2016 (AMD, TIVO)

    February 10, 2016
    Learn about the three growth segments and the top three small-cap stocks that could bolster your portfolio regardless of ...
  2. The 5 Best Stocks That Pay Monthly Dividends (PSEC, LTC)

    February 9, 2016
    Get the scoop on five of the best stocks that pay regular monthly dividends, offering investors looking for regular income ...
  3. The Top Rated Dividend Paying Stocks for 2016 (ABBV, BA)

    February 9, 2016
    Discover five of the top-rated stocks that pay investors solid dividends that you may want to consider adding to your investment ...
  4. Will Virtusa Corporation's Stock Keep Chugging in 2016? (VRTU)

    February 9, 2016
    Read a thorough review and analysis of Virtusa Corporation's stock looking to project how well the stock is likely to perform ...
  5. The Top 5 Platinum Penny Stocks for 2016 (PLG, XPL)

    February 9, 2016
    Examine five penny stocks in the platinum mining business that investors may wish to consider adding to their investment ...
  6. Analyzing Porter's Five Forces on JPMorgan Chase (JPM)

    February 9, 2016
    Examine the major money-center bank holding firm, JPMorgan Chase & Company, from the perspective of Porter's five forces ...
  7. Alcatel-Lucent Is Bringing G.fast Technology to Taiwan (ALU, ...

    February 9, 2016
    Learn more about the world's first commercial deployment of G.fast broadband access technology in a partnership between Alcatel-Lucent ...
  8. Is Morningstar’s Star System An Effective Ranking Tool? (MORN)

    February 9, 2016
    Learn why Morningstar's star rating system is not always a great predictor of future performance, and why investors should ...
  9. The Top 5 Oil and Gas Stocks for 2016 (XOM, BP)

    February 9, 2016
    Read detailed analyses of the top five oil and gas stocks, and learn why they may be poised to rise in 2016 after a dismal ...
  10. Exxon Mobil Shares to Trade Ex-Dividend (XOM)

    February 9, 2016
    With no near-term growth catalysts, XOM stock -- beyond the dividend -- might be dead money for a while.
  11. United States Steel to Trade Ex-Dividend (X)

    February 9, 2016
    Absent higher steel demand and improving commodity prices, U.S. Steel, even with its solid yield, isn't a value.
  12. Will Apple's New Corporate Cloud Strategy Bear Fruit? (AAPL, ...

    February 9, 2016
    With some $216 billion in cash on its balance sheet, Apple can afford tons of talent, if not buy its way into the cloud via ...
  13. Top 5 Stocks Traded in the U.S. (GE, BAC)

    February 9, 2016
    Learn about the top stocks traded in the United States in terms of average daily trading volume: GE, Apple, Bank of America, ...
  14. Company Overview: Qlogic (QLGC)

    February 9, 2016
    Learn more about the world's leading manufacturer of Fibre Channel network adapters, a key component in high-speed corporate ...
  15. Watch This ETF For Signs Of A Reversal (BCX)

    February 9, 2016
    Trying to determine if the commodity markets are ready for a bounce? Take a look at the analysis of this ETF to find out ...
  16. Tesla Stock Drives Off a Cliff (TSLA)

    February 9, 2016
    While consumers may soon be able to afford the Tesla of their dreams, it's going to be a bumpy ride for Tesla shareholders.
  17. What You Can Learn from Carl Icahn's Mistakes

    February 9, 2016
    Carl Icahn has been a stellar performer in the investment world for decades, but following his lead these days could be dangerous. ...
  18. Why Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Latest Closures Matter Less Than You ...

    February 9, 2016
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc closed hundreds of stores in January 2016—a move which should reassure investors, not scare them away.
  19. Wal-Mart's Biggest Liability: Labor Costs (WMT)

    February 9, 2016
    Wal-Mart's biggest expense is its labor and the retailer needs to take serious action to reduce this cost.
  20. Is now the time to buy into the future of cars? (TSLA)

    February 9, 2016
    Tesla will release earnings tomorrow after market close. Analysts are divided on the stock, but this bull makes the case ...
  21. GoPro Shares Rise 10% on Acquisition Talks (GPRO, MSFT)

    February 9, 2016
    It seems the market is excited about the possibility that another management team can revive GoPro.
  22. Where Does Red Hat Fit In Your Portfolio? (RHT)

    February 9, 2016
    Don't touch the RHT stock until a clearer sign of a bottom emerges. I'll let you know when I see it.
  23. An Apple a Day Keeps the Losses Away? (AAPL)

    February 9, 2016
    The market seems to have forgotten about Apple's iPhone weakness in favor of its cash and the safety that comes with it.
  24. Boeing Stock to Trade Ex-Dividend (BA)

    February 9, 2016
    Patient investors, who don't mind some near-term turbulence, can do well here.
  25. Facebook Gets No Like From India (FB)

    February 9, 2016
    Facebook may need to get more diplomatic and get everyone -- even its detractors -- on its side.
  26. Google CEO Receives $199 Million in Stock (GOOG, GOOGL)

    February 9, 2016
    The CEO of Alphabet Inc.'s core search unit Google received around $199 million in restricted stock in on February 3, according ...
  27. Analyzing Dish Network's Return on Equity (ROE) (DISH, TWC)

    February 9, 2016
    Analyze Dish Network's return on equity (ROE), understand why it has vacillated so greatly in recent years and learn what ...
  28. JCPenney's Path To Profitability (JCP)

    February 9, 2016
    Learn about what J.C. Penney's management team has been doing to profitably grow its business as the company recovers from ...
  29. Hillary Clinton's Liberal Orthodoxy

    February 9, 2016
    Clinton's economic agenda laid out in July is divided into three broad groups: strong growth, fair growth and long-term growth. ...
  30. If You Had Invested Right After Berkshire Hathaway's IPO (BRK.A)

    February 9, 2016
    Learn how much you would now have if you had invested right after Berkshire Hathaway's IPO, and find out the classes of shares ...
  31. 3 Chip Makers Betting on the Drone Industry in 2016 (INTC, QCOM)

    February 9, 2016
    Find out which of the big chip makers are betting heavily on a burgeoning consumer drone market that could be the next big ...
  32. Is Now the Right Time to Buy Coty? (COTY)

    February 8, 2016
    Find out whether fragrance and color cosmetics powerhouse Coty deserves a place in your portfolio. Will recent acquisitions ...
  33. The Top 5 Large Cap Core ETFs for 2016 (VUG, SPLV)

    February 8, 2016
    Look out for these five ETFs in 2016, and learn why investors should closely watch how the Federal Reserve moves heading ...
  34. LinkedIn's Drop Was Deserved and May Get Worse (LNKD, FB)

    February 8, 2016
    Not only is LinkedIn's punishment deserved, my guess is LNKD shares may bottom out at $85 to $90 once the market connects ...
  35. Credit Suisse Losses: Indicating Bigger Trouble? (CS)

    February 8, 2016
    The banking sector's dependence on the energy sector is just one of many factors that have experts worried about the banking ...
  36. The Top 4 Large Cap Restaurant Stocks for 2016 (SBUX, MCD)

    February 8, 2016
    Learn about the top four large-cap restaurant stocks for 2016 and economic factors that could impact the industry over the ...
  37. Top 10 Most Traded Leveraged ETFs (UVXY, SDS)

    February 8, 2016
    Discover how leveraged ETFs work and why they are popular among traders. Learn about the 10 most traded leveraged ETF in ...
  38. Breakout Opportunity Stocks: CPA, GNRC, WWE

    February 8, 2016
    After a period of contracting volatility, watch for breakouts and bigger moves to come in these stocks.
  39. The Top 5 Small Cap Entertainment Stocks for 2016 (CKEC, RDI)

    February 8, 2016
    Learn about these five small-cap entertainment stocks that deserve a spot in your portfolio for 2016. Take advantage of trends ...
  40. FANG Stocks (FB, AMZN)

    February 8, 2016
    FANGs stands for the high-performing tech stocks Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google.
  41. Should Twitter's Timeline Be Like Facebook's? (TWTR, FB)

    February 8, 2016
    Twitter's failure has been the result of its unwillingness to change and take risks.
  42. Sirius XM Earnings Broadcast Growth Fears (SIRI)

    February 8, 2016
    It may be time for Sirius to revisit its growth strategy.
  43. Skyworks Solutions to Trade Ex-Dividend (SWKS)

    February 8, 2016
    With 40% of its free cash flow earmarked for dividends and buybacks, Skyworks is committed to returning value to shareholders.
  44. What to Expect From Coca-Cola Earnings (KO)

    February 8, 2016
    Coca-Cola -- one of Warren Buffett's favorite holdings -- isn't going anywhere. But that's been the case with KO stock for ...
  45. CVS Health's Estimates Rise Ahead of Earnings (CVS)

    February 8, 2016
    With health care costs on the rise, forcing the topic to remain on many political agendas, CVS Health should continue to ...
  46. Owens-Illinois Broken Ahead of Monday's Earnings (OI)

    February 8, 2016
    Owens must shatter Wall Street's expectations Monday to reverse the decline in its share price.
  47. GoPro Shares Rise on Microsoft License Agreement (GPRO, MSFT)

    February 8, 2016
    Combined with GoPro's plans to cut some 7% of its workforce to reduce costs; profits--despite current struggles -- may not ...
  48. Apple's Smartphone Share Declines In The U.S. (AAPL)

    February 8, 2016
    A report by analytics and measurement firm Comscore spells out more bad news for Apple.
  49. This Is Why Every Chipotle Is Closed for One Day

    February 7, 2016
    Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (CMG) has had a rough year when it comes to food safety. Management is hoping that closing all ...
  50. India: Why it Might Pay to Be Bullish Right Now

    February 6, 2016
    Many investors are bullish on India for all the right reasons. Does it present an investing opportunity?
  51. Tribune Media: An Activist Investment Analysis (TRCO)

    February 5, 2016
    Learn more about the breakup of Tribune Company, once a powerful newspaper and broadcasting giant, and the role of activist ...
  52. PepsiCo: An Activist Investment Analysis (PEP)

    February 5, 2016
    Read about the nearly two-year public feud between activist investor Nelson Peltz, head of Trian Fund Management, and iconic ...
  53. Hologic: An Activist Investment Analysis (HOLX)

    February 5, 2016
    Read about a health care company that attracted activist investors Carl Icahn, Barry Rosenstein and Ralph Whitworth at the ...
  54. Air Products and Chemicals: An Activist Investment Analysis (APD)

    February 5, 2016
    Learn about the productive, and uncommonly friendly, activist investment made by Bill Ackman into Air Products and Chemicals.
  55. 3 Obscure Twitter Accounts Making Money Off of You (TWTR)

    February 5, 2016
    Learn how Twitter accounts that share quotes or information, such as @HistoryInPics and @Notebook, make money from their ...
  56. ChartAdvisor for February 5, 2016

    February 5, 2016
    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  57. Analyzing Yelp's Return on Equity (ROE) (YELP)

    February 5, 2016
    Learn about Yelp's return on equity (ROE) and see how it compares to industry peers. See how net profit margin, asset turnover ...
  58. Analyzing Southwest's Return on Equity (ROE) (LUV)

    February 5, 2016
    Find out how Southwest's net margin, asset turnover and financial leverage impact return on equity (ROE). How does its ROE ...
  59. Why Amazon's Altruistic Move May Not Benefit Square (AMZN)

    February 5, 2016
    Amazon is offering Square credit card readers to customers of its shuttered Amazon Local Register program. But, it may not ...
  60. What Does the Fire Monkey Mean for Your Portfolio?

    February 5, 2016
    The Chinese new year this year corresponds to the monkey, a quick-witted, playful, tricky figure that means well but has ...
  61. Analyzing Baidu's Return on Equity (ROE) (BIDU)

    February 5, 2016
    Find out how Baidu's return on equity (ROE) compares to industry peers and historical results. See how DuPont analysis treats ...
  62. Analyzing Altria's Return on Equity (ROE) (MO)

    February 5, 2016
    Learn about Altria Group's return on equity (ROE) and analyze net profit margin, asset turnover and financial leverage to ...
  63. Apple Loses To VirnetX In Patent Case

    February 5, 2016
    Apple, Inc. loses a patent case to VirnetX Holding Corporation and needs to cough up $625 million.
  64. Knockout Earnings Expected From Tyson Foods (TSN)

    February 5, 2016
    While Tyson is still trying to regain lost revenue from its bouts with contaminated meat and bird flu, it has possibly seen ...
  65. VirnetX Stock Surges 50% on Apple Patent Win (VCH, AAPL)

    February 5, 2016
    For VirnetX, this win secures a lifetime worth of work, given that its patents and IP can be leveraged to grow future sales ...
  66. Symantec Beats Q3, Silver Lake Buys Stake (SYMC)

    February 5, 2016
    With SYMC shares still down more than 25% over the past year, the risk-versus-reward has turned positive with the management's ...
  67. LinkedIn Shares Plummet on Gloomy Guidance (LNKD)

    February 5, 2016
    Before buying LNKD stock, waiting for the March quarter number to see where things stand would be the safer play.
  68. The 5 Best T. Rowe Price Funds for the Income Seeker in 2016 ...

    February 4, 2016
    Find out which T. Rowe Price mutual funds to use to create a diversified income portfolio for current income, income growth ...
  69. Building My Portfolio with BlackRock ETFs and Mutual Funds (ITOT, ...

    February 4, 2016
    Find out how to construct the ideal investment portfolio utilizing BlackRock's tools, resources and its popular low-cost ...
  70. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Verizon Stock (VZ)

    February 4, 2016
    Read about some of the biggest risks of investing in Verizon stock. While the company has a good dividend and value pricing, ...
  71. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Costco Stock (COST)

    February 4, 2016
    Read about some of the biggest risks of investing in Costco stock. Gain a better understanding of its business model before ...
  72. Cerus Corp. May Have Treatment For Zika Virus

    February 4, 2016
    There might be a cure for the Zika virus which is starting to garner widespread media attention as the threat of the mosquito ...
  73. Sumner Redstone's Resignation Marks End of an Era (CBS, VIA)

    February 4, 2016
    Sumner Redstone's resignation from the boards of Viacom and CBS is more than a business story. It is about personal ambitions. ...
  74. Can GoPro Replace Your Smartphone Camera? Analysts Wary Of 2 ...

    February 4, 2016
    Wall Street feasted on GoPro Inc (NASDAQ: GPRO) this week when the company revealed abysmal fourth-quarter numbers. The stock ...
  75. 3 Predictions for Amazon in 2016 (AMZN)

    February 4, 2016
    Learn the top three predictions for Amazon in 2016 as the company comes off an exceptional year in terms of revenue and expands ...
  76. Why Does Amazon Let Its Competitors Use AWS? (AMZN,NFLX)

    February 4, 2016
    Amazon allows dozens of its competitors use AWS. Is this a strategy to earn revenue or something more?
  77. The Top 5 Small Cap Gold Stocks for 2016 (KGC, SBGL)

    February 4, 2016
    Learn about the factors that led to gold's underperformance, factors that may lead a gold rally and five micro-cap gold stocks ...
  78. Cisco Acquires Jasper in 'Internet of Things' Play (CSCO)

    February 4, 2016
    Cisco just made a major bet on its future.
  79. Buffalo Wild Wings' Clipped on Q4 Earnings Miss (BWLD)

    February 4, 2016
    Like other once high-flyers, Buffalo Wild Wings has become a victim of its own success.
  80. Credit Suisse Shares Plunge on Mounting Losses

    February 4, 2016
    Shares of Credit Suisse tanked 11.1% to their lowest level since 1992 after it posted weak fourth quarter results.
  81. The Top 5 Micro-Cap Gold Stocks for 2016 (PGLC)

    February 4, 2016
    Discover five micro-cap gold miners that are well-positioned for a positive year in 2016, even if gold prices remain under ...
  82. 4 Energy Stocks for Income Seekers in 2016 (COP, CVX)

    February 4, 2016
    Discover four energy companies that could maintain or even increase their dividends in 2016, making them the best investments ...
  83. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Lockheed Martin Stock (LMT)

    February 4, 2016
    Learn about defense contractor, Lockheed Martin, its leadership within its industry, and how the company can stay on top ...
  84. Stryker Corporation: A Strong Capital Position

    February 4, 2016
    A discussion on business operations, financials, valuation and growth trends for Stryker Corporation.
  85. Why Alphabet Buying Verizon Makes Sense (GOOGL, VZ)

    February 4, 2016
    Alphabet can seal the deal with an offer of $350 to $370 billion, or a premium of around 20%.
  86. Amazon Breaks New Ground with First Brick-and-Mortar Store (AMZN)

    February 4, 2016
    Amazon is now making its first foray into physical retail - but with distinctly Amazon-esque twists on the traditional book ...
  87. Energizer Powers Higher on Earnings Beat (ENR)

    February 4, 2016
    Energizer, which pays a solid dividend yield of more than 3% annually, looks like a safe hold as the broader market sorts ...
  88. GoPro Shares Tank on Ugly Outlook (GPRO)

    February 4, 2016
    Once a Wall Street darling, GoPro will need to pull off its biggest stunt yet: prove to doubters that it can land back on ...
  89. The World's Top 10 Entertainment Companies (CMCSA, CBS)

    February 3, 2016
    Take a look at the world's top 10 entertainment companies, spanning the movie, television, cable television, gaming and streaming ...
  90. 5 Reasons Alibaba's Earnings Disappointed in 2015 (BABA)

    February 3, 2016
    Look at the reasons why Alibaba's earnings disappointed in 2015, including weak economic growth, the soft renminbi and allegations ...
  91. Top 5 Companies Owned By Microsoft (MSFT)

    February 3, 2016
    Find out about Microsoft's most newsworthy acquisitions. Microsoft acquired Skype in 2011 to expand its footprint in the ...
  92. Analyzing UPS's Return on Equity (ROE) (UPS)

    February 3, 2016
    Learn about UPS's return on equity (ROE), an important metric for investors. It is useful to compare the historical ROE and ...
  93. Johnson & Johnson's 3 Most Profitable Lines of Business (JNJ)

    February 3, 2016
    Learn about the key drivers of Johnson & Johnson's profitability. The company is organized in three segments, with pharmaceuticals ...
  94. Icahn's Bet on Cheniere Energy: Should You Follow?

    February 3, 2016
    Investing legend Carl Icahn continues to lose money on Cheniere Energy, but he's increasing his stake. Should you follow ...
  95. Walmart: Sharpening its Portfolio by Shutting Down Stores (WMT)

    February 3, 2016
    Learn why Wal-Mart is closing stores worldwide and how the world's largest retailer plans to take on Amazon by investing ...
  96. Analyzing Google's Return on Equity (ROE) (GOOGL)

    February 3, 2016
    Learn about Alphabet's return on equity. How has its ROE changed over time, how does it compare to its peers and what factors ...
  97. ConocoPhillips' Projected Loss Puts Dividend at Risk (COP)

    February 3, 2016
    Conoco's stubbornness in suspending its dividend and working down its debt should keep investors away from this name.
  98. Dunkin' Brands Is Plugging All the Right Holes

    February 3, 2016
    If Dunkin's name began with "Star," it would have gotten the benefit of the doubt.
  99. Is Buffett's Bet on Oil Right for You? (XOM, PSX)

    February 3, 2016
    Oil stocks are getting trounced, but Warren Buffett still likes one of them. Should you follow the leader?
  100. Marissa Mayer's Strategic Plan Has 2 Major Flaws (YHOO)

    February 3, 2016
    Two reasons why Marissa Mayer's plans for a turnaround at Yahoo will fail
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