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  1. iShares in Top Spot for Fastest Growing ETFs (BLK, IGG)

    April 14, 2016
    Discover seven of the fastest-growing funds in the iShares family of ETFs, all ranking among the industry's 10 fastest-growing ...
  2. Citigroup Passes Fed's 'Living Will' Test (C, WFC)

    April 14, 2016
    How much of a premium does Citigroup's "Living Will" success command? And has the bank become the safest among its "too big ...
  3. GoPro Hires Apple Hardware Designer (GPRO, AAPL)

    April 14, 2016
    While Coster will bring with him much experience about ways to keep customers enthused and engaged about a brand, it won't ...
  4. Sprint Called 'Tactical Short' by Analyst (S)

    April 14, 2016
    Analysts have now become less convinced Sprint can mount a meaningful attack on its larger rivals.
  5. 5 Of 8 Big Banks 'Failed' By U.S. Regulators (MS, WFC)

    April 14, 2016
    Banks must submit a living will, describing the company's strategy for orderly resolution under bankruptcy in the event ...
  6. DIRT vs. JJA: Comparing Agriculture ETNs

    April 14, 2016
    Discover the differences and similarities between agricultural commodity ETNs DIRT and JJA. Explore how investment strategy ...
  7. FKINX: Top 5 Holdings Analysis (FKINX, RDS-A)

    April 14, 2016
    Learn about the Franklin Income Fund Class A mutual fund and its legacy since inception in 1948, and review the income fund's ...
  8. ANCFX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    April 13, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the American Funds Fundamental Investors fund, and determine how the fund's makeup has evolved ...
  9. ABALX: Portfolio Trends in 2016

    April 13, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the American Balanced Fund from American Funds, and learn how the fund's makeup has evolved between ...
  10. The 5 Largest Large-Cap ETFs (SPY, IVV)

    April 13, 2016
    Learn about the five largest exchange-traded funds that invest in large-cap companies. Discover how these highly liquid, ...
  11. SLV vs. SIVR: Comparing Silver ETFs

    April 13, 2016
    Discover the major differences between two competitive silver ETFs, and learn why one may be more suitable for your portfolio ...
  12. Smith & Wesson Continues to Diversify

    April 13, 2016
    Smith &amp; Wesson (NASDAQ: SWHC) is not your father's firearms manufacturer anymore. Sure, the company is still one of ...
  13. Southwest Airlines Has Quietly Raised a Key Fee

    April 13, 2016
    Unlike most major airlines, Southwest (NYSE: LUV) has very few mandatory fees. Generally, the price it lists for a ticket ...
  14. BHP Billiton Management Turns Bullish

    April 13, 2016
    It wasn't all that long ago when BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP) executives were saying they expected Chinese steel production ...
  15. Facebook F8 Conference: Day Two Updates (FB, MSFT)

    April 13, 2016
    VR selfie sticks, terrestrial connectivity, and development platforms were Facebook's big announcements for day two of the ...
  16. McDonald's Plans to Sell Its South Korean Unit

    April 13, 2016
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) could sell part of its South Korean unit soon, according to a recent report in the Korea Herald. ...
  17. IBM Brings 1-800-Flowers.com to the Cloud

    April 13, 2016
    IBM (NYSE: IBM) recently announced that 1-800-Flowers.com (NASDAQ: FLWS) had chosen its Commerce on Cloud solution to provide ...
  18. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Global Financials Mutual Funds (RYSFX, ...

    April 13, 2016
    Explore the financial sector, and learn about three of the highest dividend-paying global financials mutual funds available ...
  19. Netflix Raises Price for Grandfathered Subscribers

    April 13, 2016
    Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) handled raising prices as well as any company possibly could. Rather than simply announcing a hike ...
  20. Scripps Buys Cracked Humor Site for $39 Million

    April 13, 2016
    The popular humor web site Cracked now has a new owner. Veteran media conglomerate E.W. Scripps (NYSE: SSP) has purchased ...
  21. Anheuser-Busch Adds to Its Craft Beer Portfolio

    April 13, 2016
    In line with its ongoing quest to amass the world's largest collection of craft brewery assets, global beer giant Anheuser ...
  22. The 3 Largest Extended Market ETFs (VXF, PRFZ)

    April 13, 2016
    Discover extended market ETFs, who they are suitable for, and learn about the three largest U.S. based extended market ETFs ...
  23. Companies Investing in the New Iran (BA,BP)

    April 13, 2016
    Which businesses are eyeing the large and untapped Iranian market? Investopedia takes a look
  24. How to Play Emerging Markets Rebound with ETFs

    April 13, 2016
    Emerging markets are on the rebound, but not everyone is a believer. Here's how to play it either way with ETFs.
  25. These 28 Companies Just Became Very Important

    April 13, 2016
    Only 28 companies are driving 50% of U.S. profit, and only one of them has delivered consistently on revenue, net income, ...
  26. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Consumer Discretionary Mutual Funds (VCDAX, ...

    April 13, 2016
    Discover consumer discretionary mutual funds and learn about three high dividend-paying consumer discretionary funds available ...
  27. Get Ready to Sell Goldman Sachs (GS)

    April 13, 2016
    Goldman Sachs entered a new downtrend when it broke a long-term head and shoulders top in January 2016.
  28. How to Go Long or Short Japan via ETFs (EWJ,DX)

    April 13, 2016
    These ETFs offer ways to go long or short Japan.
  29. Is Peabody the Canary in the Coal Mine? (BTU)

    April 13, 2016
    Peabody Energy became the latest coal company to file for bankruptcy this morning. It is a sign of the times for the coal ...
  30. Blackstone to Close Alternative Multi-Manager Fund

    April 13, 2016
    Blackstone is shuttering its Alternative Multi-Manager Fund. Here's why.
  31. Investing in Oil: Direct vs. Professional Management (XOM, VGENX)

    April 13, 2016
    Examine the advantages and disadvantages of the direct investment and professional management approaches to investing in ...
  32. Earnings Unlikely to Bail Out Bank of America Bulls (BAC)

    April 13, 2016
    This week's earnings report is unlikely to end Bank of America's new downtrend.
  33. Small Caps Are Headed For A Pullback (IWM, VSS)

    April 13, 2016
    The charts of the ETFs that track small-cap stocks look poised for a drop.
  34. Sentiment has Shifted in Oil and Gas Stocks (PBR, SE)

    April 13, 2016
    Quite a few oil and gas stocks have shifted from downtrends to uptrends. Here are a few of them.
  35. VV vs. SCHX: Comparing U.S. Large-Cap ETFs

    April 13, 2016
    Learn the similarities and differences between VV and SCHX, complete with a summary of their investment methodology, internal ...
  36. BMW Enters the Ride-Sharing Market (F, GM)

    April 13, 2016
    BMW re-enters the car sharing space with its launch of ReachNow.
  37. JPMorgan Earnings Beat Estimates, Shares Gain 2.5% (JPM)

    April 13, 2016
    Defying dire warnings from analysts about big banks' first quarter earnings, JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) posted earnings of ...
  38. 3 Best NYC-based Mutual Funds (BALPX, SGENX)

    April 13, 2016
    Discover three top NYC-based mutual fund companies, with a brief summary of each company and one of its top-performing mutual ...
  39. SeaDrill Stock Soars With Rising Oil Prices (SDRL)

    April 13, 2016
    Investors should remain vigilant, if not a bit skeptical, that Sunday's meeting between OPEC members will result in a production ...
  40. What to Expect From Delta Earnings (DAL)

    April 13, 2016
    Despite DAL shares climbing 8% in the past twelve months, this has nonetheless frustrated many investors, who believe Delta ...
  41. Facebook's Ecosystem Emerges at F8 Conference (FB)

    April 13, 2016
    While Facebook's ambitions might appear scattered, there have been few things Zuckerberg has touched that have not turned ...
  42. What to Expect From Wells Fargo's Earnings (WFC)

    April 13, 2016
    Combined with its 3.20% dividend yield, which is more than a full percentage point above the S&P 500, investors can bank ...
  43. The 5 Highest Paid Executives in the Telecommunications Sector ...

    April 13, 2016
    The top five earners in the telecom industry are well compensated for staying competitive and generating billions of dollars ...
  44. 3 Key Questions to Ask Prior to an ETF Investment

    April 13, 2016
    Discover which factors to consider before investing in an ETF, such as the goal of your investment, the preferred asset class, ...
  45. PTTRX: Overview of PIMCO Total Return Fund

    April 12, 2016
    Explore the PIMCO Total Return Fund Institutional Class and its investment strategy, portfolio composition, management, performance ...
  46. FKINX: Franklin Income Fund Portfolio Trends in 2016

    April 12, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the Franklin Income Fund, and learn how the fund's makeup has evolved between March 2015 and ...
  47. Should You Reject the Costco Mini-Tender Offer?

    April 12, 2016
    Costco (NASDAQ: COST) shareholders might have gotten a surprise when they found out someone was offering to buy their stock. ...
  48. Alcoa Says Iron Ore Is Whistling Past Graveyard

    April 12, 2016
    Aluminum mining giant Alcoa (NYSE: AA) kicked off the earnings season with a report that indicates the rally in iron ore ...
  49. Salesforce.com Reins in CEO Compensation

    April 12, 2016
    In response to shareholder concerns regarding the compensation of Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) CEO Marc Benioff, the company ...
  50. Best Buy Geek Squad Going Green With Toyota

    April 12, 2016
    For years, Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) had a signature look for its mobile technology support outfit, the Geek Squad. The crew ...
  51. Dunkin' and Starbucks Loyalty Programs Collide

    April 12, 2016
    Dunkin' Brands (NASDAQ: DNKN) wants to steal some attention from Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX).  On the day its rival rolled ...
  52. Hertz Global Shares Stumble With Weak Guidance

    April 12, 2016
    Shares of Hertz (NYSE: HTZ) slumped after the auto rental giant announced it was trimming its guidance for certain first ...
  53. Annaly Scoops Up Hatteras in $1.5 Billion Deal

    April 12, 2016
    Shares of mortgage REIT Hatteras Financial (NYSE: HTS) saw a modest pop following a buyout offer from the 800-pound gorilla ...
  54. Goldman Sachs Opposes Brexit (GS)

    April 12, 2016
    Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) is in the process of building its European headquarters in London, but the bank is in the awkward ...
  55. Youtube Music Negotiations Could Boost Youtube Red (GOOGL)

    April 12, 2016
    Music labels intend to drive a tough bargain during renegotiation of music licenses with Youtube. But those renegotiations ...
  56. How to Invest in Clean Energy via ETFs (PBW,ICLN)

    April 12, 2016
    Clean energy is heating up. Here are some ETFs for your watch list.
  57. 3 Nasdaq-100 Laggards to Sell Short (AKAM, DISH)

    April 12, 2016
    Three Nasdaq-100 tech sector laggards may offer profitable short sales in the weeks ahead.
  58. Now Is Not the Time to Trade a Bounce in Coal (KOL, TONS)

    April 12, 2016
    These coal-related exchange traded products are trading near the resistance of their long-term moving averages.
  59. BHP Billiton Could Enter a New Uptrend (BHP)

    April 12, 2016
    The world's largest mining co has rallied to a two-year trendline and could break out in coming months.
  60. Singer Gets Better End of AGN-PFE Deal Implosion

    April 12, 2016
    Paul Singer increased his stake in Allergen by 204.75% in the fourth quarter. How will this impact his portfolio since the ...
  61. For Nike, there is no China Slowdown (NKE)

    April 12, 2016
    The athletic company has done tremendously well in China despite a slowing economy. Find out how Nike has been so successful ...
  62. Is Costco's Selloff Such a Bad Thing? (COST)

    April 12, 2016
    Despite Costco's tepid growth trends, analysts still believe in COST for the long term.
  63. Chardan Analyst: Amicus Therapeutics Could Be Bought For $22.5 ...

    April 12, 2016
    Shares of Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOLD) climbed 7 percent in the pre-market hours after a Wall Street analyst ...
  64. Qualcomm Hikes Its Dividend, Stock Climbs (QCOM)

    April 12, 2016
    The confidence implied in Qualcomm's dividend increase suggests Qualcomm is not worried about cash position.
  65. Procter & Gamble Hikes Dividend, Nears 52-Week High (PG)

    April 12, 2016
    The company expects to distribute $7.5 billion to shareholders, making Procter & Gamble a solid investment as it raises more ...
  66. Oracle Stock to Trade Ex-Dividend (ORCL)

    April 12, 2016
    Oracle will send its dividend payment on April 28 to shareholders of record as of April 14.
  67. What to Expect From JPMorgan Earnings (JPM)

    April 12, 2016
    The Fed is not likely to raise interest rates in 2016 with the frequency investors expect, but well-managed banks like JPMorgan ...
  68. GM's 4th Ignition Switch Case Dismissed (GM)

    April 12, 2016
    The sooner GM can put these cases behind it and start building better/safer cars, the quicker it can grow the business and ...
  69. Alphabet Is the 'Hegemon' of Digital Advertising (GOOGL)

    April 12, 2016
    Thanks to a combination of strong YouTube views, improved mobile search products and dominant ad business, Alphabet continues ...
  70. Natixis Global Asset Management: Investment Manager Highlight ...

    April 12, 2016
    Read about the investment operations of Natixis Global Asset Management, a multiaffiliate manager with $870 billion in worldwide ...
  71. Will GoPro's HERO 5 Camera Help? (GPRO)

    April 12, 2016
    The beleaguered action-camera maker needs a strong HERO to help reverse the declining trend in revenue.
  72. Is it too Late to Invest in Synergy Pharmaceuticals? (SGYP)

    April 12, 2016
    Discover an upstart biotechnology stock trading near its 52-week low with a promising pipeline drug that may gain FDA approval ...
  73. What Do Boeing's Recent Large Contracts Mean for Its Future? ...

    April 12, 2016
    Find out Boeing’s recent large contracts insulate it from defense contract setbacks after losing competitions with Northrop ...
  74. Delta's Unique Employee Structure and Its Logic Behind It (DAL)

    April 11, 2016
    Find out if new profit sharing will affect the unionization efforts of Delta employees or if bigger raises keep employees ...
  75. Alcatel-Lucent's Role in Wireless Innovation (NOK, AAPL)

    April 11, 2016
    Review how Alcatel-Lucent is playing a critical role in developing the next innovation in wireless technology with 5GNow ...
  76. 3 U.S. Small-Cap Value Mutual Funds to Avoid in 2016 (RYAZX, ...

    April 11, 2016
    Learn about the volatile start to 2016 that U.S. small-cap stocks have faced, how value has outpaced growth, and three small-cap ...
  77. 3 Forces Driving Sempra Energy (SRE)

    April 11, 2016
    Discover the factors that contributed to Sempra Energy's positive performance during the first few months of 2016, and what ...
  78. FDGRX: Fidelity Growth Company Fund Portfolio Trends in 2016

    April 11, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the Fidelity Growth Company Fund, and learn how the fund's makeup has evolved between March 2 ...
  79. Under Armour Splits Stock Two-for-One (UA)

    April 11, 2016
    On its own, the split is purely cosmetic and means nothing, given how well Under Armour has performed amid persistent competitive ...
  80. QLogic to Explore Strategic Alternatives

    April 11, 2016
    Data center and networking hardware specialist Qlogic (NASDAQ: QLGC) is apparently putting itself up for auction. According ...
  81. HPE Price Target Raised at BMO Capital (HPE, HPQ)

    April 11, 2016
    After its split from HP, Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise is blazing its own trail. And it wants to start off by being generous ...
  82. Why Did Yahoo! Extend Its Bidding Deadline? (YHOO, VZ)

    April 11, 2016
    It would seem the beleaguered Internet media company wants to get a better sense of where its value lies.
  83. Bill Gates Helps Prop Up Cash-Strapped Sears

    April 11, 2016
    Running a corporation is somewhat different than running a household budget -- a capital structure that includes debt is ...
  84. AT&T Price Target Raised at Jefferies (T)

    April 11, 2016
    AT&T, which has seen its share price rise 12% year to date, still offers some appeal for value seekers even with this outperformance.
  85. Is Halliburton Better Off Without Baker Hughes? (HAL, BHI)

    April 11, 2016
    The analysts believe, despite Halliburton's efforts of appeasing regulators to green-light the Baker Hughes deal, Halliburton ...
  86. Can SolarCity Really Charge Every Tesla On Earth? (SCTY, TSLA)

    April 11, 2016
    How credible is the claim? More importantly, does it matter?
  87. Coca-Cola Agrees to Change Vitaminwater Label

    April 11, 2016
    Even if a company follows the letter of the law and properly labels all of the ingredients its products contain, it can ...
  88. Chinese ETFs: The Long and Short of It (FXI,EWH)

    April 11, 2016
    If you think you know where the Chinese markets are heading, here's how to capitalize on it.
  89. Qualcomm Seals Another Chinese Licensing Deal

    April 11, 2016
    Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM), the largest mobile chipmaker in the world, recently signed a new 3G and 4G patent licensing agreement ...
  90. Goldman Sachs Agrees to $5 Billion Settlement (GS)

    April 11, 2016
    The Department of Justice announced Monday that Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) will pay $5 billion to settle state and federal ...
  91. Is there any Upside in Neurocine Biosciences, Inc? (NBIX)

    April 11, 2016
    Learn about the key drivers of Neurocrine Biosciences' stock price in the near-term. This attempts to shed light on what ...
  92. Sprint Takes Steps to Improve Its Cash Position

    April 11, 2016
    Locked in a battle with T-Mobile to be seen as the top low-cost alternative to the two leading wireless carriers, Sprint (NYSE: ...
  93. Bill Gross: The Time Is Now for Rate Normalization (BRK-A, BRK-B)

    April 11, 2016
    Whether it's the sun in its death throes or a British absurdist comedy's portrayal of gluttony, the $58 trillion in credit ...
  94. Corning Reaches Into the Cloud for New Acquisition

    April 11, 2016
    Corning (NYSE: GLW) is expanding its specialty glass empire. The company announced last week that it has reached an agreement ...
  95. BlackBerry Rethinks Smartphones as Priv Sales Flop

    April 11, 2016
    CEO John Chen wasn't kind enough to share how many of the 600,000 smartphones BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) sold in the first ...
  96. The Road to Recovery in Commodities (BHP,FCX)

    April 11, 2016
    Though excess production and low consumption are the main cause of declining commodity prices, recent economic developments ...
  97. GoPro-Filmed Movie "Hardcore Henry" Hits Theaters

    April 11, 2016
    STX Entertainment's Hardcore Henry, a first-person action film that was almost completely shot on GoPro (NASDAQ: GPRO) cameras, ...
  98. Deal Brings IBM and Salesforce.com Closer Together

    April 11, 2016
    IBM (NYSE: IBM) has a deal to acquire Bluewolf Group LLC, one of Salesforce.com's (NYSE: CRM) top partners and a global ...
  99. Tesla Announces Limited Recall of Model X SUVs (TSLA)

    April 11, 2016
    The analyst sees the $280 area as a strong level of resistance for TSLA stock, which he notes has been an area the shares ...
  100. MassMutual Financial Group: Investment Manager Highlight (DLHYX, ...

    April 11, 2016
    Learn about Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its investment subsidiaries. MassMutual offers insurance ...
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