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  1. Regional Bank ETF: Is KRE Still a Buy if Rate Hikes Are Unlikely?

    May 27, 2016
    Get a review and analysis of the SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (KRE), and learn why it's a good investment even if interest ...
  2. Cornetto Designs Rings to Stop You From Netflix Adultery (NFLX)

    May 27, 2016
    U.K. ice cream maker Cornetto released commitment rings that promise to stop your partner from watching your favorite Netflix ...
  3. Newest SPDR Industry ETF: FactSet Innovative Technology (XITK)

    May 27, 2016
    Get an overview of ETF newcomer SPDR FactSet Innovative Technology, and determine if innovative tech belongs in your investment ...
  4. Thermo Fisher Buys Microscope Tech Specialist FEI

    May 27, 2016
    Prominent laboratory supply company Thermo Fisher (NYSE: TMO) is set to add a new asset to its portfolio: It is to acquire ...
  5. Markets Unfazed by Western Digital's Guidance Cut

    May 27, 2016
    Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) has reduced its net profit guidance for its current quarter by around one-third, yet investors ...
  6. Brace for a Retail Stock Flop (TGT, M)

    May 27, 2016
    Leading U.S. retailers are reporting large unsold inventories. These are early signs that the retail sector's woes are far ...
  7. Whole Foods Combats an Invasive Fish by Selling It

    May 27, 2016
    Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) is attempting to combat an invasive fish species that has been causing problems in the ...
  8. Can GoPro Benefit From the Red Bull Deal? (GPRO)

    May 27, 2016
    With an 82% fall in one year, can the marketing deal with Red Bull give GoPro some much-needed wings?
  9. Netflix Launches Fast.com to Test Internet Speeds (NFLX)

    May 27, 2016
    Netflix announces the launch of Fast.com, which will help consumers check the download speed of their internet.
  10. 4 Cases Against Smart Beta (RSP, SPY)

    May 27, 2016
    Learn about the cases critics have outlined against Smart Beta funds. While these funds have drawn significant inflows, many ...
  11. Luxury Homes Sales up by 80% (TOL)

    May 27, 2016
    How and why the luxury home sales are shooting up, and what it indicates for the overall housing sector.
  12. Sands and MSG to Build Big New Vegas Event Venue

    May 27, 2016
    Just how many major event venues can Las Vegas sustain? The Nevada gambling oasis was already been undergoing a building ...
  13. Intel Extends Its IoT Reach With Itseez Purchase

    May 27, 2016
    CEO Brian Krzanich has been discussing the need for Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) to move away from the world's dying PC marketplace ...
  14. When Will Apple Step Up to the AI Challenge (AAPL)?

    May 27, 2016
    Look to Apple's upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference, kicking off 6/13/16, for an answer.
  15. The Share Buyback Report: The Consumer Discretionary Sector (XLY)

    May 27, 2016
    Analyze historical share repurchase data for the discretionary sector and identify the financial and economic factors that ...
  16. Will the ECB Bankroll Bayer's Bid for Monsanto?

    May 27, 2016
    Most analysts agree that German agri-pharma giant Bayer doesn't have the financial wherewithal to increase its bid for Monsanto ...
  17. Apple Rumors: What to Expect From This Year's WWDC (AAPL, AMZN)

    May 27, 2016
    See which Apple products are rumored to launch this year.
  18. Apple Takes the Encryption Fight to the Next Level (AAPL, FB)

    May 27, 2016
    With Apple’s recent hiring of a renowned encryption expert, the fight between privacy and security will continue.
  19. Retailers: The Best and Worst Bets Right Now (JCP)

    May 27, 2016
    Here's a look at two retailers that could be in big trouble and two retailers that could continue to prove doubters wrong. ...
  20. Oracle Loses to Google in Lawsuit Over Java Use

    May 27, 2016
    The six-year legal battle between enterprise software provider Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) and Alphabet's (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: ...
  21. Real Estate is Hot, But for How Long? (TOL)

    May 27, 2016
    Real estate is in high demand, but is the hype sustainable?
  22. Lockheed Martin Stock To Trade Ex-Dividend Friday (LMT)

    May 27, 2016
    Lockheed Martin will send its dividend payment on June 24 to shareholders of record as of June 1.
  23. 5 Hot Momentum Stocks to Watch (BAC, TOL, FCX, F)

    May 27, 2016
    These aren't your typical momentum stocks. They're big names that are moving higher for logical reasons.
  24. Goldman Sachs Stock To Trade Ex-Dividend Friday (GS)

    May 27, 2016
    Goldman Sachs will send its dividend payment on June 29 to shareholders of record as of June 1.
  25. 4 ETFs for a Rising U.S. Dollar (UUP, IWM)

    May 27, 2016
    If the Federal Reserve hikes rates, these four ETFs might see some upside.
  26. BHP Billiton Plans to Boost Copper Output (BHP)

    May 27, 2016
    Copper production at Olympic Dam is projected to increase over 230,000 metric tons a year by 2021, up from nearly 200,00 ...
  27. Wells Fargo 3% Down Payment Mortgage (WFC)

    May 27, 2016
    Wells Fargo has a new mortgage product—a 3% down payment mortgage called yourFirstMortgage.
  28. Mom & Pop Investors Will Make or Break S&P500 Rally (SPY)

    May 27, 2016
    The S&P 500 needs the participation of the sidelined and apathetic public investor for a breakout to have legs.
  29. 3 Highly Liquid Vanguard Bond ETFs (BND, BSV)

    May 27, 2016
    Discover three of the most liquid Vanguard bond exchange-traded funds, and learn why they may be a good addition to your ...
  30. U.S. Markets Cautious Ahead of Fed Rate Decision (SPY, DIA)

    May 27, 2016
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  31. How Healthy Are Costco's Financials Versus Its Peers? (COST)

    May 27, 2016
    Find out why Costco's financials may be healthier than those of its peers, especially regarding inventory turnover, debt ...
  32. Palo Alto Networks Falls Despite Solid 3Q Earnings

    May 27, 2016
    Shares of Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) fell by more than 10% in after-hours trading Thursday  after the cybersecurity ...
  33. Veeva Surges on Strong First-Quarter Earnings

    May 27, 2016
    Shares of Veeva Systems (NYSE: VEEV) spiked by 10% in after-hours trading Thursday after the cloud-based healthcare CRM ...
  34. Netflix Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (NFLX)

    May 27, 2016
    Find out if Netflix's recent significant debt increases are warranted in its capital structure as one of the leading Internet ...
  35. Halliburton Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Friday (HAL)

    May 27, 2016
    Halliburton will send its dividend payment on June 22 to shareholders of record as of June 1.
  36. Kellogg Stock To Trade Ex-Dividend Friday (K)

    May 27, 2016
    Kellogg will send its dividend payment on June 15 to shareholders of record as of June 1.
  37. Qualcomm Stock To Trade Ex-Dividend Friday (QCOM)

    May 27, 2016
    Qualcomm will send its dividend payment on June 22 to shareholders of record as of June 1.
  38. The Top 4 eBay Shareholders (EBAY)

    May 27, 2016
    Learn about the activities, achievements and backgrounds of the four individuals who hold the largest positions in the stock ...
  39. US Foods's Successful Stock Market Debut (USFD)

    May 27, 2016
    The nation's second-largest food distributor saw its share price rise by more than 8 percent on its stock market debut yesterday. ...
  40. Twitter Stock Falls After Two Top Executives Leave (TWTR)

    May 27, 2016
    The beleaguered social media company lost two more of its top executives, who resigned amid the ongoing shuffle in leadership.
  41. 3 Expensive Penny Stock Mutual Funds Worth Your While (CSF, FYX)

    May 27, 2016
    Learn about three ETFs with high expense ratios that invest in penny stocks. Learn the characteristics of these funds that ...
  42. Google Wins Oracle Copyright Suit (GOOGL, ORCL)

    May 27, 2016
    The legal brawl between the two California tech heavyweights stems from Google’s use of Java in Android smartphones.
  43. Facebook, Microsoft to Build Trans-Atlantic Cable (FB, MSFT)

    May 27, 2016
    Both tech giants can benefit from faster internet speeds to support their respective services and platforms.
  44. Oil Touches $50 per Barrel, Now What? (USO, OIL)

    May 27, 2016
    Oil briefly traded above $50, but what is next, a reversal or continuation?
  45. Smart Beta: How Does Quality Factor In?

    May 27, 2016
    One of the factors used in smart beta strategies is quality. Here's a look at this popular factor and the ETFs that use it. ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. Can Twitter Pull Off a Turnaround? (TWTR)

    May 26, 2016
    Can a slumping Twitter turn it around? What will it take?
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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 ...
  58. 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: ...
  59. 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) ...
  60. 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, ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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?
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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.
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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.
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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.
  75. 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 ...
  76. 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.
  77. 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 ...
  78. 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 ...
  79. 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.
  80. 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. ...
  81. 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.
  82. 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.
  83. 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 ...
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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.
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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 ...
  88. 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 ...
  89. 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 ...
  90. eBay Purchases Ticketbis (ebay)

    May 25, 2016
    eBay makes a big purchase to grow StubHub internationally.
  91. 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 ...
  92. 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.
  93. 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 ...
  94. 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, ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. 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.
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. 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) ...
  100. 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.
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