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  1. ESPN Bigger Deal for Disney Than Star Wars (DIS)

    April 29, 2016
    Disney has returned to the underside of a broken three-year trendline, just in time for the latest earnings report on May ...
  2. The Chart of This ETF Suggests That Tech Stocks Are Headed Lower ...

    April 29, 2016
    Technology stocks have recently broken below key levels of support. These charts suggest that the next move is lower.
  3. Funds Should Vote Down More CEO Pay Packages: Poll (BLK, STT)

    April 29, 2016
    A recent poll found that 56% of individual investors want asset managers to put more pressure on companies to rein in executive ...
  4. Valeant Files Late Annual Report, Restates Results (VRX)

    April 29, 2016
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals filed its overdue 10-K form with the SEC Friday, restating revenues and profits for 2014 and much ...
  5. Exxon's Q1 Profit Plunge 63%, Chevron Posts Loss (XOM, CVX)

    April 29, 2016
    Neither Exxon or Chevron is going away anytime soon, given their competitive advantages of having diversified business between ...
  6. These Charts Suggest Commodities Are Headed Higher (DBB, DBP)

    April 29, 2016
    Recent moves above key trendlines on these charts suggest that commodities are headed higher from here.
  7. U.S. Indexes Move Lower as BOJ Disappoints (SPY, DIA)

    April 29, 2016
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  8. Abbott to Buy St. Jude Medical for $25 Billion

    April 29, 2016
    Acquisitive pharmaceutical major Abbott Laboratories is adding another new asset to its portfolio. The company has agreed ...
  9. Virgin America Stock Rises on Q1 Earnings Beat (VA, ALK)

    April 29, 2016
    Given Virgin's Q1 revenue and earnings beat, marking the fifth time in six quarters, is Alaska Airlines getting a better ...
  10. Sundar Pichai Outlines His Vision in a Letter (GOOGL)

    April 29, 2016
    Google CEO Sundar Pichai wrote about his vision for Google in Alphabet Inc.'s founder letter this year.
  11. Sirius XM Stock Punished Despite Record Revenue (SIRI)

    April 29, 2016
    This quarter marked the company's fourth straight period during which it has delivered merely inline EPS results.
  12. LinkedIn Stock Pops on Q1 Earnings Beat (LNKD)

    April 29, 2016
    The fact that the management under-projected this quarter's EPS (55 cents vs. 74 cents) doesn't instill confidence they have ...
  13. Apple Stock Falls As Carl Icahn Exits Position (AAPL)

    April 29, 2016
    There's nothing wrong with taking profits, which is the lesson that should be taken from Icahn's exit. But what does it mean ...
  14. HP and Intel Team Up on New Chromebook

    April 28, 2016
    Introducing a new notebook in the midst of the current PC market sales swoon -- shipments dropped 9.6% in the first quarter ...
  15. Apple Stock: An Earnings Case Study (AAPL)

    April 28, 2016
    Discover an earnings case study on Apple, and learn about its EPS and revenue growth rates, and what analysts are projecting ...
  16. Boyd Gaming Buys Yet Another Vegas Casino Operator

    April 28, 2016
    For the second time in a week, casino operator Boyd Gaming (BYD) has bought another smaller gaming house in Las Vegas. Boyd, ...
  17. Judge OKs Pinnacle's Casino Sale, Lease-Back Deal

    April 28, 2016
    Casino operator Pinnacle Entertainment (PNK) got a judge's approval to sell a casino to a real estate investment trust and ...
  18. LinkedIn Scripts a Turnaround (LNKD)

    April 28, 2016
    LinkedIn reported results that beat analyst expectations this evening.
  19. Kindle and Prime Help Amazon Beat Expectations (AMZN)

    April 28, 2016
    The e-commerce giant reports results that beat market expectations.
  20. Charles Schwab Ditches Load Mutual Funds (SCHW)

    April 28, 2016
    Schwab is getting rid of its load funds.
  21. Comcast Acquires Dreamworks Animation for $3.8B (DWA, CMCSA)

    April 28, 2016
    A quick look at what Comcast owns!
  22. Priceline CEO Quits After Relationship Misconduct

    April 28, 2016
    Beware the office relationship: Priceline Group CEO and President Darren Huston has unexpectedly stepped down from both ...
  23. Oracle Buys Textura to Expand Its Cloud Footprint

    April 28, 2016
    Like some other firms in the tech industry, Oracle (ORCL) was a bit late to recognize the opportunity the cloud and its ...
  24. Time Warner's New FilmStruck Channel to Skip Cable

    April 28, 2016
    In the same week federal regulators agreed to allow Charter Communications (CHTR) to purchase Time Warner Cable (TWC) for ...
  25. 5 Stocks Below $10 That Have Crushed the Market

    April 28, 2016
    These five small-cap stocks have been on fire. Should they be on your radar?
  26. The 3 Largest Global Ex-U.S. ETFs (VEU, VXUS)

    April 28, 2016
    Discover global ex-U.S. exchange-traded funds and why you may want to use them in your portfolio, and learn about the three ...
  27. Sector Headwinds Buffeting First Solar (FSLR, TAN)

    April 28, 2016
    First Solar has entered a new downtrend after failing to break out above two-year resistance.
  28. IBM's Watson Finds a New Home on "Sesame Street"

    April 28, 2016
    IBM (IBM) has been slowly finding new, consumer-facing ways to make commercial use of its Watson cognitive computing technology, ...
  29. Mondelez International Posts Strong Q1 Growth

    April 28, 2016
    Shares of Mondelez International (MDLZ) jumped 3% on Wednesday after the snack food and beverage maker posted better-than-expected ...
  30. Michael Kors Stock Jumps on a Luxurious Upgrade

    April 28, 2016
    Shares of fashion house Michael Kors (KORS) jumped 3% on Thursday morning after Piper Jaffray analyst Erinn Murphy upgraded ...
  31. Ford Challenges Tesla with Long-Range Electric Car (F, TSLA)

    April 28, 2016
    CEO Mark Fields announced that Ford Motor Co. would introduce an all-electric vehicle with a range of 200 miles, putting ...
  32. Domino's Keeps Growing, but Misses Estimates

    April 28, 2016
    Sometimes, good is not good enough when a company grows but misses expectations. That's what happened to Domino's Pizza (DPZ) ...
  33. Ford Has Best Q1 Since 1903 (F)

    April 28, 2016
    Shares of Ford Motor Company are driving 3% higher in the pre-market session Thursday and investors may want to call shotgun.
  34. Better Buy: Home Depot or Lowe's? (HD, LOW)

    April 28, 2016
    Home Depot and Lowe’s have risen to resistance levels that could yield fresh trend advances.
  35. Can Nokia Make A Comeback? (NOK)

    April 28, 2016
    Many investors are looking at Nokia and wondering if it has the chemistry and the luck to pull off a comeback in the competitive ...
  36. Yahoo! Reaches Board Seats Deal With Starboard (YHOO)

    April 28, 2016
    Yahoo has reached a deal with the activist investment firm Starboard LP, marking a turning point in a battle that has raged ...
  37. Commodity ETFs Near Buy Levels (JO, WEAT)

    April 28, 2016
    These commodity ETFs have rallied and are pulling back, presenting buying opportunities right now.
  38. Exxon Mobil Stock: An Earnings Case Study (XOM)

    April 28, 2016
    Explore the recent earnings history of Exxon Mobil. What factors are influencing profits and what do analysts expect for ...
  39. (ADT) Who Are ADT Corporation's Main Competitors?

    April 28, 2016
    Learn about ADT Corporation and its competitive position in the North American market for monitored security and home automation ...
  40. Deutsche Bank Revenue Falls 22% (DB)

    April 28, 2016
    Deutsche Bank reported Q1 earnings: Revenue fell 22% and net income fell 58%.
  41. Patrick Soon-Shiong: Highest Paid CEO of 2015 (NK)

    April 28, 2016
    Life is good for Patrick Soon-Shiong, the CEO of NantKwest. He co-owns the Los Angeles Lakers. He has a net worth of $12 ...
  42. Chevron Earnings Coming Up, What to Expect? (CVX)

    April 28, 2016
    Despite the projected loss, Chevron's year-to-date stock gains highlights how forgiving investors have become when it comes ...
  43. Viacom Stock Rises on Q2 Earnings Beat (VIA)

    April 28, 2016
    Despite the company's perceived lack of drama, there's been plenty to watch inside the boardroom.
  44. Dr. Pepper Stock Pops on Q1 Earnings Beat (DPS)

    April 28, 2016
    Despite the company's solid track record, including beating revenue and earnings estimates in five straight quarters, DPS ...
  45. Amazon Stock Declines Ahead of Earnings (AMZN)

    April 28, 2016
    Investors have gotten gun-shy about what Amazon, given its high spending history, might reveal in its earnings report Thursday.
  46. Exxon Stock Up Ahead of Earnings, Hikes Dividend (XOM)

    April 28, 2016
    A downgrade in credit rating Tuesday by Standard & Poor's wasn't enough to keep investors from buying shares of Exxon Mobil, ...
  47. LinkedIn Stock Rises Ahead of Q1 Earnings (LNKD)

    April 28, 2016
    Has LinkedIn been forgiven? It would seem so, given the recent activity in LNKD stock, which has risen some 10% over the ...
  48. CDC vs. DLN: Comparing Dividend-Oriented ETFs

    April 28, 2016
    Take a look at an overview and comparison of two dividend-oriented ETFs to learn the respective advantages and disadvantages ...
  49. JJE vs. UBN: Comparing Energy ETFs

    April 28, 2016
    Take a look at an overview, comparison and evaluation of two lesser-known commodity ETFs that offer exposure to the energy ...
  50. The 3 Best Smart Beta ETFs for 2016 (PRF, FNDX)

    April 28, 2016
    Compare ETF performance histories when investing in smart beta ETFs for improved value investing strategy and weighting by ...
  51. ETF Case Study: Do Utilities ETFs Protect in Down Markets? (XLU, ...

    April 28, 2016
    Explore the historical performance of large utilities ETFs relative to market indexes during bear markets to find out if ...
  52. 3 Expensive Mid-Cap Mutual Funds Worth Your While (ETAGX, VMACX)

    April 28, 2016
    Discover three mutual funds with above-average expense ratios and consistent outperformance of the S&P 500 Index and the ...
  53. JANBX: Overview of Janus Balanced Fund

    April 27, 2016
    Discover a balanced mutual fund with a solid performance history, weathering down markets and routinely outperforming equity ...
  54. ETF Flows: Large Cap U.S. Equity ETFs Shedding Assets (SPY, QQQ)

    April 27, 2016
    Learn about five exchange-traded funds (ETFs) investing in U.S. large-cap equities that experienced the largest year-to-date ...
  55. EWW: Mexico Capped ETF Performance Case Study

    April 27, 2016
    Explore the returns of the iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF since 2012, including the seasonal patterns that have generated ...
  56. QQQ vs. OEF: Comparing Large Cap ETFs

    April 27, 2016
    Discover and compare two large-cap exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Learn about their purposes, strategies, characteristics ...
  57. Are ETFs Appropriate for High Net Worth Investors?

    April 27, 2016
    Take a look at some of the main reasons why exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are considered excellent investment choices for ...
  58. 5 Unique Pure Beta ETNs to Consider (SBV, BCM)

    April 27, 2016
    Learn about five unique Barclays Bank iPath Pure Beta exchange-traded notes (ETNs) and whether these ETNs are suitable for ...
  59. TrueCar Sees Best April for Auto Sales Since 2000

    April 27, 2016
    This month is set to be the best April for new car sales in more than a decade and a half, according to projections from ...
  60. (QQQ) Powershares ETF: Who Is Invested?

    April 27, 2016
    Discover which institutions are investing in the popular PowerShares QQQ ETF. Learn who's buying, who's selling and who owns ...
  61. Target's Wellness Initiative Goes Mobile

    April 27, 2016
    Mobile healthcare devices may be the next big leap in personal communications, and mass retailer Target is positioning itself ...
  62. Intel's CEO Maps Out Its Non-PC-Centric Future

    April 27, 2016
    April 19 was a wild day for Intel shareholders. It ended with what most pundits considered a mediocre first quarter earnings ...
  63. Large Cap Mutual Funds: 5 Long-Term Portfolio Managers to Consider ...

    April 27, 2016
    Discover five mutual fund managers who have extensive investment experience, managing portfolios that have routinely outperformed ...
  64. The Container Store Bucks the Wage-Hiking Trend

    April 27, 2016
    The Container Store, that retail mecca for the well organized, announced better than expected earnings Monday, but also ...
  65. FREEX: A Performance Case Study

    April 27, 2016
    Learn about the Franklin Real Estate Securities Fund, including a historical analysis per quarter of the fund's performance ...
  66. LinkedIn's Student App Could Be a Revenue Driver

    April 27, 2016
    If a company can land a customer during their formative years, it becomes easier for it to retain a lifelong relationship. ...
  67. PayPal Stock Pays Up on Q1 Earnings Beat (PYPL)

    April 27, 2016
    PayPal shares were not cheap heading into Wednesday's results, and they're not likely to get cheaper now.
  68. 3 Expensive Global Bond Mutual Funds Worth Your While (FTIBX, ...

    April 27, 2016
    Find out why these three funds with high management expense ratios may still be worth your consideration for global bond ...
  69. Facebook Stock Surges 9% on Q1 Earnings Beat (FB)

    April 27, 2016
    Facebook has just proven why it should be well liked for many years to come.
  70. 5 Utilities Mutual Funds to Avoid in 2016 (FLRUX, MMUBX)

    April 27, 2016
    Explore five utilities sector mutual funds that investors should avoid in 2016 due to below-average Sharpe ratios and high ...
  71. Facebook Messenger Launches Group Calling (FB)

    April 27, 2016
    One more reason for Facebook Messenger's 900 million users to abandon traditional written communication methods.
  72. The 3 Largest Currency ETFs (UUP, EUO)

    April 27, 2016
    Learn about the world's foreign exchange markets, and read about the three largest currency-focused exchanged-traded funds ...
  73. 5 Stocks to Invest in the Decline of Oil Storage Capacity (MMP, ...

    April 27, 2016
    Discover five stocks that may likely benefit from the decline of oil storage capacity, and learn about their core business ...
  74. Is Twitter Doomed? (TWTR)

    April 27, 2016
    Twitter has been reporting disappointing earnings for some quarters now. Is the stock doomed?
  75. Technology ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (XLK, VOX)

    April 27, 2016
    Exercise caution before buying shares of a biotech ETF based on a belief that the biotech sector will follow the broader ...
  76. The 2 Best Mutual Funds to Short Oil (SNPIX, GRZZX)

    April 27, 2016
    Discover the two best funds to short crude oil and learn which fund can help your portfolio profit when oil prices turn bearish ...
  77. 3 Short Sales in the Apple Ecosystem (AAPL, SWKS)

    April 27, 2016
    Deteriorating sentiment should offer profitable short sales on the key Apple suppliers.
  78. 5 Exotic Mutual Funds for the Risk Taker in 2016 (VICEX, CUBA)

    April 27, 2016
    Discover five potential mutual funds investments that are exotic and highly specialized, and that may add potential return ...
  79. Has Intel Bumped Qualcomm From the iPhone 7?

    April 27, 2016
    Despite its 19% drop in sales last quarter to $5.6 billion, significantly lower expenses helped Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) ...
  80. Diamond Resorts Is Trying to Be a Better Citizen

    April 27, 2016
    Diamond Resorts International has decided to step up its efforts on the corporate social responsibility front. Its latest ...
  81. TNA vs. TZA: Comparing Leveraged U.S. Small-Cap Equity ETFs

    April 27, 2016
    Compare the differences and similarities between the Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3X ETF and the Direxion Daily Small Cap ...
  82. TPINX: Templeton Global Bond Performance Case Study

    April 27, 2016
    Explore the performance of the Templeton Global Bond Fund since 2012, including the role that fluctuating currencies played ...
  83. Amazon Levels to Watch After Earnings (AMZN)

    April 27, 2016
    An Amazon rally above 650 after earnings should open the door to a test of the bull market high.
  84. If Verizon Bought Yahoo... (VZ, YHOO)

    April 27, 2016
    Verizon wants to compete with Google and Facebook in the mobile ad space. Buying Yahoo could help them do it, but it would ...
  85. ETF Flows: Emerging Markets Bond ETFs Shedding Assets (EMB, LEMB)

    April 27, 2016
    Learn about the top three exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that invest in emerging market bonds and experienced large capital ...
  86. Major Bank Stocks Likely to Correct (BAC, WFC)

    April 27, 2016
    These banking stocks have been rallying for a couple of months, but could correct as they hit significant resistance in the ...
  87. The 3 Best ETFs to Short Global Equities (RWM, EUM)

    April 27, 2016
    Learn about three global equity ETFs that profit from declining equity prices. Look at how these funds have performed and ...
  88. (BABA) Who are Alibaba's Main Competitors?

    April 27, 2016
    Learn about China's dominant e-commerce company, Alibaba, including its main domestic competitor, JD.com, and other players ...
  89. 4 Best Actively Managed Mutual Funds Investing in Gold (SGGDX, ...

    April 27, 2016
    Learn about some of the best-performing mutual funds focused on investing in gold through an examination of returns, ratings ...
  90. (DIA) SPDR Dow Jones IA ETF: Who Is Invested?

    April 27, 2016
    Find out which institutional investors are investing in the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF, and who is buying and ...
  91. The Top 5 Countries for Dividend Investing (WBK, BBL)

    April 27, 2016
    Read about the five best foreign countries for American dividend investors, based on a ranking of their average after-tax ...
  92. Hershey Goes Natural With Its Latest Acquisition

    April 27, 2016
    In the latest iteration of a food industry trend, candy king Hershey has acquired privately held Ripple Brand Collective, ...
  93. The 3 Best ETFs to Short Gold (DGZ, GLL)

    April 27, 2016
    Discover the best ways to gain short gold exposure, including 100% short exposure, 200% short exposure and 300% short exposure, ...
  94. SanDisk Stock Soars Ahead of Q1 Earnings (SNDK)

    April 27, 2016
    Despite the stock's strong run in the last three months, the shares are still down more than 2% year to date, suggesting ...
  95. Will PayPal Pay on Solid Earnings? (PYPL)

    April 27, 2016
    The company has grown its active accounts by double digit percentage points year over year. A fall to single digits may weigh ...
  96. Will Apple's Weak Q2 Hurt Texas Instruments? (TXN, AAPL)

    April 27, 2016
    Texas Instruments stock has risen on the assumption that the company has grown content share in Apple's iPhone 6S and 6S+ ...
  97. Facebook Stock Lower Ahead of Earnings (FB)

    April 27, 2016
    Technology stocks have gotten punished so far this earnings season thanks to weak revenue, profits and brutal guidance. Can ...
  98. The 5 Largest Japan ETFs (EWJ, DXJ)

    April 27, 2016
    Discover several of the largest Japan ETFs, as measured by assets under management, and learn about the investment exposure ...
  99. Global Utilities: 4 Key Industry Players (EONGY, ENLAY)

    April 27, 2016
    Discover utility companies that are global key industry players based on annual sales, and obtain a brief description and ...
  100. SPLV vs. LGLV: Comparing Low-Volatility ETFs

    April 27, 2016
    Discover the major differences between two competitive low-volatility ETFs, and learn why one may be more suitable for your ...
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