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  1. Are These the 10 Best Stocks in the World?

    July 29, 2015
    Most of the top 10 stocks in the world have performed exceptionally well over the past several years. Here's a look at their ...
  2. Four Great Stocks for Day Traders

    July 29, 2015
    Four day trading stocks that offer volume and a consistent history of big intraday price movements.
  3. Looking To The Mega Caps For Strength

    July 29, 2015
    Increased volatility is making it difficult to find areas of strength in the market. Even utilities are breaking below key ...
  4. How has Google's operations strayed from its original mission ...

    July 29, 2015
    Learn about Google's current mission statement and decide if Google is practicing what it preaches.
  5. What does a high turnover ratio signify for an investment fund?

    July 29, 2015
    Find out more about the turnover ratio, what the turnover ratio measures and what a high turnover ratio indicates about an ...
  6. Credit Card Review: Premier Rewards Gold Amex

    July 29, 2015
    Read more about the American Express Premier Rewards Gold card, one of the top charge cards in the United States and a favorite ...
  7. BlackBerry May Exit the Smartphone Market

    July 29, 2015
    It may seem like a very long time ago, but BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) was once a leading company in the smartphone market. ...
  8. For Fox, "Fantastic Four" Could Be a Huge Winner

    July 29, 2015
    Summer is usually good for the movie business. However, the same economics that make for big ticket sales in May, June, ...
  9. Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent Merger Gets the Nod in Europe

    July 29, 2015
    The merger of communications companies Nokia (NYSE: NOK) and Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) has received the green light in ...
  10. Credit Card Review: Gold Delta SkyMiles Amex

    July 29, 2015
    Learn about the three American Express cards that partner with Delta Airlines. Understand the benefits of the Gold Delta ...
  11. Ball Runs Into Antitrust Wall Over Rexam Purchase

    July 29, 2015
    The ball is in the European Union's court. The $6.8 billion merger between the world's two biggest can and bottle manufacturers ...
  12. GrubHub Second Quarter Profit Surges

    July 29, 2015
    The U.S. is a hungry nation, and some clever companies are getting rich feeding it. Case in point: GrubHub (NYSE: GRUB), ...
  13. BP Posts a Steep Second Quarter Loss

    July 29, 2015
    Oil giant BP (NYSE: BP) has landed deep in the red. The company posted its second quarter results on Tuesday, revealing ...
  14. Altria Group Smokes Earnings Estimates

    July 29, 2015
    Tobacco giant Altria (NYSE: MO) recently topped analyst estimates on both the top and bottom lines during its second quarter. ...
  15. Aaron's Controls Costs to Beat Earnings Estimates

    July 29, 2015
    Aaron's (NYSE: AAN) was able to keep expenses under control in the second quarter, allowing per share profits to surge 65% ...
  16. Why Mutual Funds are Still Better than ETFs

    July 29, 2015
    Mutual funds might not be as sexy as they used to be, but they offer some advantages over ETFs – especially for certain types ...
  17. Baidu Takes a Post Earnings Beating

    July 29, 2015
    At first glance, China-based search giant Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) had a strong fiscal second quarter. Total revenue climbed ...
  18. American Airlines Group Posts Record Net Profit

    July 29, 2015
    Buoyed by favorable tailwinds for the air carrier business generally, American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) has reported ...
  19. China: Why Big Investors are Turning Into Bears

    July 29, 2015
    More hedge fund managers and economists are beginning to transition from bull to bear when it comes to China. Here's why. ...
  20. Costco Dumps Chilean Salmon Over Antibiotics Usage

    July 29, 2015
    Unable to effectively vaccinate against a bacteria sweeping through farm-raised salmon, Chilean farmers have resorted to ...
  21. How does a forward contract differ from a call option?

    July 29, 2015
    Find out more about forward contracts, call options, the mechanics of these financial instruments and the difference between ...
  22. What is the difference between passive and active asset management?

    July 29, 2015
    Find out about active asset management, passive asset management, how these strategies are utilized and the differences between ...
  23. JetBlue Reports Surprisingly Strong June Traffic

    July 29, 2015
    With the summer travel season in full swing, JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) outperformed key rivals Southwest Airlines and ...
  24. ETF Analysis: iShares Silver Trust

    July 29, 2015
    Learn about the iShares Silver Trust, an exchange-traded fund that invests primarily in silver and is affected by risks unique ...
  25. Credit Card Review: Capital One Quicksilver Rewards

    July 29, 2015
    Learn more about the Capital One Quicksilver Rewards card and how its simple cash back rewards program can put more money ...
  26. Credit Card Review: BankAmericard Travel Rewards

    July 29, 2015
    Understand what the BankAmericard Travel Rewards card is and what its benefits are. Learn about the few drawbacks to the ...
  27. Credit Card Review: Discover it

    July 29, 2015
    Learn why the Discover it card provides a great balance between cost effectiveness and robust rewards, especially for those ...
  28. ETF Analysis: PowerShares QQQ Trust

    July 29, 2015
    Learn more about one of the most popular and widely traded exchange-traded funds in the world: Invesco PowerShares QQQ Trust ...
  29. Top 3 ETFS for Investing in Germany

    July 29, 2015
    Discover why Germany is considered an economic powerhouse in the eurozone, and learn about the three ETFs that provide investors ...
  30. Dodd-Frank Creates a Liquidity Crunch for Bonds

    July 29, 2015
    While each individual institution is undoubtedly safer due to capital constraints imposed by Dodd-Frank, this makes for a ...
  31. Salesforce.com Aims at Regulated Industries

    July 29, 2015
    In an effort to prove that highly regulated businesses can trust its software to handle sensitive systems and data, Salesforce.com ...
  32. "Pixels" Could Still Be a Box Office Win for Sony

    July 29, 2015
    Adam Sandler has lost his mojo. The one-time box office leader has struggled to find an audience with recent misses, including ...
  33. More Restructuring in Store for Caterpillar

    July 29, 2015
    The global decline in mining means heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) may need to downsize further. The ...
  34. Guess Who Won a $900 Million Defense Contract?

    July 28, 2015
    The Pentagon awarded $1.24 billion in new defense contracts Tuesday, but just one deal took the cake at $900 million. The ...
  35. 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?
  36. 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.
  37. 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 ...
  38. IPO Flippers And The Companies Who Hate Them

    July 28, 2015
    Learn how flipping activity affects an initial public offering.
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. Changyou.com Tops Earnings Estimates

    July 28, 2015
    Chinese online game publisher Changyou.com (NASDAQ: CYOU) recently reported second quarter earnings that topped analyst ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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) ...
  44. 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 ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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.
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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 ...
  58. 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, ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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.
  61. PayPal Vs. Venmo: Function versus Fun

    July 28, 2015
    PayPal and Venmo are both great services depending on what the customer wants.
  62. 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.
  63. 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.
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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 ...
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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, ...
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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 ...
  75. 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 ...
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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 ...
  78. 3 Possibilities If Sanctions Against Iran Lift

    July 28, 2015
    What would happen if sanctions against Iran were lifted?
  79. 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 ...
  80. Uncovering Evidence Of Sector Rotation

    July 27, 2015
    Stalk ETF performance lists over several weeks to uncover hidden institutional buying and selling strategies.
  81. 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, ...
  82. 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 ...
  83. 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.
  84. 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.
  85. 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. ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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 ...
  88. 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 ...
  89. 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 ...
  90. 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, ...
  91. 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 ...
  92. 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: ...
  93. 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 ...
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. 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. ...
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. 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 ...
  100. 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 ...
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