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  1. 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 ...
  2. Hulu to Launch Online TV Service (DIS, CMCSA)

    May 2, 2016
    Subscribers will soon be able to use Hulu to livestream TV channels.
  3. 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 ...
  4. Why Jeffrey Gundlach is Buying Treasuries

    May 2, 2016
    Here's why Jeffrey Gundlach of DoubleLine Capital thinks Treasuries are a good idea.
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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.
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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.
  10. 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 ...
  11. (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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. Can Nintendo Make A Comeback with NX Console? (NTDOY)

    May 2, 2016
    Can the new device reestablish Nintendo's status as a gaming powerhouse?
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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' ...
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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. ...
  19. (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 ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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.
  27. 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 ...
  28. Watch These 3 Stocks for Breakouts (SAP, ORI)

    May 2, 2016
    These three stocks are close to short-term pattern breakout levels.
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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.
  34. Analyst Ratings Report: Breaking Down the S&P 500 Index (SWN, ...

    May 2, 2016
    Learn about Wall Street analysts' 2015 forecasts for the S&P 500 Index, as well as the effects of individual components and ...
  35. Johnson & Johnson Stock Boosted By Dividend Hike (JNJ)

    May 2, 2016
    Shares of Johnson & Johnson may trade at near 52-week highs, but don't hold your breath waiting for its stock price to get ...
  36. Gilead Stock Punished on Q1 Earnings Miss (GILD)

    May 2, 2016
    This was not the quarter investors were gearing up for given the number of price target increases GILD stock enjoyed in the ...
  37. How Baker Hughes Will Use $3.5B Breakup Fee from Halliburton

    May 2, 2016
    Baker Hughes will use the $3.5 billion Halliburton break-up fee to improve its capital structure
  38. The 5 Cheapest U.S. Equity ETFs (ITOT, SCHB)

    May 2, 2016
    Find out how you can improve your returns by selecting exchange-traded funds with low expense ratios, and learn more about ...
  39. Kellogg Will Raise Its Dividend, But Not Quite Yet

    May 2, 2016
    Like hungry people waiting for breakfast to be served, shareholders in Kellogg will have to bide their time before the company's ...
  40. DXD vs. DDM: Comparing Leveraged Dow Jones Equity ETFs

    May 2, 2016
    Discover two exchange-traded funds that give leveraged exposure to Dow Jones equity, and see a comparison of their structures, ...
  41. The 5 Largest Bond ETFs (AGG, BND)

    May 2, 2016
    Learn more about the five largest bond ETFs in the world, ranging from Treasurys to junk, all of which focus on the domestic ...
  42. Chris Sacca Says Twitter Is 'Too White' to Succeed (TWTR)

    May 2, 2016
    It remains to be seen whether Twitter will enact more board changes or if a black member will one day be elected to serve. ...
  43. 3 Global Equity ETFs for Bull & Bear Markets (VXUS, DOL)

    May 2, 2016
    Learn about three top global ETFs to own for the long term. The best way to preserve and grow assets is to remain fully invested ...
  44. CBS Stock Surges Ahead Earnings (CBS)

    May 2, 2016
    While competitors like Disney or Comcast suffer from the cord-cutters, CBS has figured out ways to make money from it.
  45. SeaDrill Stock Soars On Bank Repayment Agreements (SDRL)

    May 2, 2016
    Once thought to be drowning in a sea of debt, SeaDrill has been thrown several lifelines.
  46. Starbucks Stock to Trade Ex-Dividend (SBUX)

    May 2, 2016
    Starbucks will send its dividend payment on May 20 to shareholders of record as of May 5.
  47. Apple Stock Down 11% So Far This Year (AAPL)

    May 2, 2016
    With no new catalysts, AAPL shares are poised to test the critical $92 support area a few more times in the coming days and ...
  48. Is Amazon's Stock Surged Sustainable? (AMZN)

    May 2, 2016
    AMZN stock surged as much as 11.29% Friday, reaching a high of $669.98, thanks to earnings results that crushed analysts' ...
  49. TiVo Stock Surges on $1.1 Billion Rovi Deal (TIVO, ROVI)

    May 2, 2016
    Given the combined company will generate less than $1 billion in annual revenue, it will take time for the new company to ...
  50. The 3 Largest Frontier Markets ETFs (FM, FRN)

    May 2, 2016
    Discover what frontier markets are and why you may want to invest in them, and learn about the three largest frontier market ...
  51. SGENX: First Eagle Global Fund Performance Case Study

    May 2, 2016
    Discover the historical trends regarding the First Eagle Global Fund, including the fund's strongest, weakest and most consistent ...
  52. DGZ vs. GLL: Comparing Short Leveraged Gold ETFs

    May 2, 2016
    Discover what leveraged and inverse gold exchange-traded notes and funds could offer investors, when a gold rally reverses ...
  53. SSO vs. UPRO: Comparing Leveraged U.S. Equity ETFs

    May 2, 2016
    Discover how the leveraged exchange-traded-fund SSO compares to UPRO, and determine which one is the right fit for your portfolio ...
  54. The 5 Largest China ETFs (FXI, MCHI)

    May 2, 2016
    Learn about the five largest ETFs that focus on the Chinese equity market, including the first to offer direct A-shares exposure ...
  55. 3 Mid-Cap Growth ETFs for Bull and Bear Markets (RFG, MDYG)

    May 2, 2016
    Compare the bull market performances of mid-cap growth ETFs with their declines during bear markets to assess upmarket capture ...
  56. PID vs. DWX: Comparing International Dividend ETFs

    May 2, 2016
    Learn about global stock ETFs through comparative analysis of the PowerShares International Dividend Achievers ETF and the ...
  57. 3 Small-Cap Growth ETFs for Bull and Bear Markets (PRFZ, FYC)

    May 2, 2016
    Discover three small-cap growth ETFs that perform well in bull markets and bear markets and learn which one can help your ...
  58. 3 Best High-Yielding Long Term Government Bond Mutual Funds (VEDTX, ...

    May 1, 2016
    Learn about the three best high-yielding long-term bond mutual funds and how your portfolio can potentially benefit from ...
  59. Mortgage Deals: Zillow vs. Lending Tree (Z, TREE)

    May 1, 2016
    Find out how the online lending marketplaces at Zillow and Lending Tree match borrowers and lenders, and which provides the ...
  60. S&P 500 Index: A Revenue Case Study

    May 1, 2016
    Discover the breakdown of aggregate total revenue of S&P 500 companies, including how much revenue is earned by country, ...
  61. The 3 Largest Consumer Cyclicals ETFs (XLY, FXD)

    May 1, 2016
    Find out which consumer cyclical exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the largest in their category and how they have performed ...
  62. 3 Expensive U.S. Mid/SMID Cap ETFs Worth Your While (PDP, MVV)

    May 1, 2016
    Discover the mid-cap ETFs that compensate for their high expense ratios with a combination of alternative strategies and ...
  63. ARTIX: Artisan International Investor Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    May 1, 2016
    Learn about the top five equity holdings of the Artisan International Fund, an actively managed equity fund from boutique ...
  64. The 3 Largest Alpha-Seeking ETFs (PKW, PDP)

    May 1, 2016
    Learn the tactics of the three largest alpha-seeking ETFs, such as tracking share buybacks and and finding companies with ...
  65. IWM: An ETF Performance Case Study

    May 1, 2016
    Explore the dynamics behind the returns of the iShares Russell 2000 ETF since 2012, including which months are best for investing ...
  66. 3 Best Dividend-Paying European Equity Mutual Funds (EUGIX, FIEUX)

    May 1, 2016
    Learn about three high-divided paying European equity mutual funds, and discover why you may want to include them in your ...
  67. Nationstar Mortgage vs. Quicken Loans: Comparing Online Mortgage ...

    May 1, 2016
    Explore the advantage of refinancing your mortgage with an online lender, and compare two leading companies in online mortgage ...
  68. 3 Small-Cap Core Mutual Funds for Bull & Bear Markets (NSGRX, ...

    May 1, 2016
    Explore three small-cap core mutual funds and the reasons why they are are suitable as long-term holdings through bull and ...
  69. Global Consumer Services: 4 Key Industry Players (CMCSA, DIS)

    May 1, 2016
    Discover the consumer services companies that are global key industry players based on annual sales, and obtain a brief description ...
  70. PFF vs. PGX: Which Preferred Stock ETF is Better?

    May 1, 2016
    Get a review and analysis of the two most popular preferred stock ETFs for investors looking for yield to consider adding ...
  71. 3 Best Dividend-Paying U.S. Financial Mutual Funds (FSVLX, PRISX)

    May 1, 2016
    Find out the best dividend-paying mutual funds in the financial services sector. The best funds combine solid yields with ...
  72. The 5 Largest Global Bond ETFs (BOND, TOTL)

    May 1, 2016
    Review a list of the five largest global fixed-income ETFs in 2016, including one made up almost entirely of preferred stocks ...
  73. GE Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers

    May 1, 2016
    Learn about General Electric, and discover the companies that are its key suppliers. Obtain a brief description and analysis ...
  74. DBS vs. USV: Comparing Silver ETFs

    May 1, 2016
    Learn about the financial profile of two silver exchange-traded funds and discover what types of investors may be interested ...
  75. Walmart Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (WMT)

    May 1, 2016
    Find out which suppliers generate large portions of their revenues from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and why their relationships ...
  76. AWSHX: American Funds Washington Mutual Investors Performance ...

    May 1, 2016
    Discover seasonal performance trends for the American Funds Washington Mutual Investors Fund Class A Shares, and learn when ...
  77. Berkshire Hathaway Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (BRK.B, RAI)

    May 1, 2016
    Discover which companies supply Berkshire Hathaway's diverse range of businesses and depend on the conglomerate as a critical ...
  78. Ever Wonder How Pixar Was Able To Feature So Many Brands In The ...

    May 1, 2016
    "Toy Story" created its own toy universe when it was released in 1995, as well as its 1999 and 2010 sequels. Along with ...
  79. VTIVX: Vanguard Target Retirement 2045 Fund Performance Case ...

    May 1, 2016
    Discover the performance trends of the Vanguard Target Retirement 2045 Fund, and learn which times of the year the fund has ...
  80. VIMAX: Vanguard Mid-Cap Index Fund Top Five Holdings

    May 1, 2016
    Examine the top five holdings in the Vanguard Mid-Cap Index Fund Admiral Shares, and discover which outperforming stocks ...
  81. 6 Reasons to Watch Kythera Biopharm Inc. (AGN, PFE)

    May 1, 2016
    Discover why the Russell 2000 and other investment indexes believe California-based Kythera Biopharmaceuticals Inc. is a ...
  82. GSLC: Goldman's Large Cap ActiveBeta ETF

    May 1, 2016
    Learn about Goldman Sachs' new ActiveBeta exchange-traded funds, and discover an analysis and the characteristics of the ...
  83. TRBCX: T. Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth Fund Performance Case Study

    May 1, 2016
    Discover in which seasonal period the T.Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth Fund makes its best performance gains, and learn the ...
  84. FFFFX: Fidelity Freedom 2040 Fund Performance Case Study

    May 1, 2016
    Learn about some of the performance trends of the Fidelity Freedom 2040 Fund, and discover which times of year the fund has ...
  85. What Is the Value of a AAA Credit Rating? (XOM)

    May 1, 2016
    Following the Exxon credit rating downgrade, investor's are asking is there any value in even having a AAA credit rating?
  86. Total’s LNG Project in Russia Fully Funded (TOT)

    May 1, 2016
    Total announced during its 1Q16 analyst call that its sanction-plagued LNG project in Russia is now fully funded with Chinese ...
  87. Apple Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (AAPL)

    May 1, 2016
    Learn about the top five customers of Apple Inc., whose strategic success also extends to the traditionally resistant market ...
  88. Tesla Stock: An Earnings Case Study (TSLA)

    May 1, 2016
    Pay attention to whether Tesla’s quarterly vehicle deliveries continue to outweigh quarterly earnings and revenue from investors’ ...
  89. GE Stock: An Earnings Case Study

    May 1, 2016
    Learn how General Electric Company has performed over the past eight quarters, and discover what trends analysts expect to ...
  90. IBM Stock: An Earnings Case Study

    May 1, 2016
    Learn the main drivers behind IBM's earnings model and why analysts predict a decline in 2016 followed by a strong recovery ...
  91. Under Armour Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (UA)

    May 1, 2016
    Learn about a handful of important sporting goods retailers purchasing and selling Under Armour products in the United States ...
  92. Brazil Olympics: Trouble in Paradise?

    May 1, 2016
    Get an in-depth look at the laundry list of unique problems in Brazil that may pose a serious threat to the success of the ...
  93. Amazon Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (AMZN)

    May 1, 2016
    Find out how Amazon.com became an e-commerce giant catering to customers' needs through innovation, technology and help from ...
  94. VIMAX: Vanguard Mid-Cap Index Fund Performance Case Study

    May 1, 2016
    Discover the performance trends of the Vanguard Mid-Cap Index Fund, and learn which times of the year the fund has performed ...
  95. Facebook Stock: An Earnings Case Study (FB)

    May 1, 2016
    Explore an earnings case study on Facebook, and learn about its earnings, advertising revenue and total revenue growth rates ...
  96. UPS Stock: An Earnings Case Study

    April 30, 2016
    Check out the analysis of earnings for United Parcel Service, including historical earnings, past analyst estimates and future ...
  97. VWEHX: Vanguard High-Yield Corporate Fund Performance Case Study

    April 30, 2016
    Review the performance trends of the Vanguard High-Yield Corporate Fund, and learn which times of year the fund has performed ...
  98. Disney Stock: An Earnings Case Study (DIS)

    April 30, 2016
    Explore an earnings case study of The Walt Disney Company, and learn about its earnings and revenue in 2014 and 2015 and ...
  99. UPS Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers

    April 30, 2016
    Learn about the businesses and financial profiles of five key suppliers to UPS. Discover how much of each company's business ...
  100. Boeing Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers (BA)

    April 30, 2016
    Take a closer look at several important Boeing Corporation customers, and learn more about how much business they bring the ...
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