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  1. The CVS Target Deal: A Healthy Union?

    June 22, 2015
    The CVS Health and Target deal should be a win for both. Here's an analysis with a twist.
  2. Who Invented Apps For Smart Phones?

    June 22, 2015
    Mobile devices have radically changed how we communicate, conduct business, consume entertainment, and manage our lives, ...
  3. Barron's Recap: Airline Stocks Ready To Soar

    June 21, 2015
    This weekend in Barron's online: airline stocks ready to take off, the 50 best annuities in America, mega vacations of the ...
  4. Is Main Street Capital Overvalued?

    June 19, 2015
    Financial companies are often valued based on multiples of book value. On this metric alone, Main Street Capital (NYSE: ...
  5. ChartAdvisor for June 19 2015

    June 19, 2015
    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  6. These Red Flags Could Signal A Change In Trend

    June 19, 2015
    Early warning signals allow traders to take action before a change in trend traps the prevailing crowd.
  7. J.C. Penney's 3-Part Turnaround Strategy

    June 19, 2015
    Following J.C. Penney's (NYSE: JCP) brush with death during the past decade, the 113-year-old company's future boils down ...
  8. How Fast Can Intel's Dividend Grow?

    June 19, 2015
    After rapidly growing its dividend for the better part of a decade, chip giant Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) dramatically slowed ...
  9. The Most Crucial Financial Ratios For Penny Stocks

    June 19, 2015
    Given adequate financial disclosure, investors can use some of the same financial ratios for valuing blue chip stocks to ...
  10. Is EMC Stock Overvalued?

    June 19, 2015
    It's a season of change at information-technology service company EMC (NYSE: EMC). Not only is it preparing to replace its ...
  11. 3 Reasons Pfizer Stock Could Rise

    June 19, 2015
    Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) is truly facing a challenge of unprecedented magnitude at the moment. While patent issues are something ...
  12. Cisco Bets $10 Billion on China Turnaround

    June 19, 2015
    Networking giant Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) has had a lot of trouble in China over the past couple of years. The NSA spying scandal ...
  13. Better Dividend Stock: Amgen or Gilead Sciences?

    June 19, 2015
    Dividend investors don't have very many investing options in the high-flying biotechnology industry, but of those choices, Amgen ...
  14. Splunk: What to Watch for the Rest of the Year

    June 19, 2015
    New users of Splunk's (NASDAQ: SPLK) products are often pleasantly surprised to find that, after acclimating to the software, ...
  15. Rite Aid's Earnings Stumble: A Good Chance to Buy?

    June 19, 2015
    Over the past several years, Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) has come back from the brink of extinction, taking what had been huge ...
  16. Kicking and Streaming: Apple and the Battle for Streaming Music

    June 19, 2015
    Spotify, Apple, Youtube and Tidal are facing off for control of a vast market. What factors will determine who emerges as ...
  17. How Snapchat Makes Money

    June 19, 2015
    Snapchat is entirely free to users and many have never seen a single ad displayed on the app. So where is the company’s money ...
  18. Four Buy and Hold Stocks for Millennials

    June 19, 2015
    Wealth creation is the byproduct of holding excellent businesses that grow substantially over the long-run.
  19. Major Airline Outlook - AAL, DAL, UAL, SAVE

    June 19, 2015
    Airline stocks have been under pressure since early in the year. Here's the trades to watch for.
  20. Indian Tech Startups Eye The Future With Visual Recognition

    June 19, 2015
    Using visual recognition technology, Indian tech companies are hoping to help online merchants close more sales from consumers ...
  21. Can Microsoft Apps Compete With Android & Apple?

    June 19, 2015
    Microsoft's answer to the smartphone crazy is the Windows Phone. The obvious problem with Windows Phones in an ever-connected ...
  22. Twitter and Stock Trading: A Real Strategy?

    June 19, 2015
    Is it really a profitable strategy to look at the number of tweets about a stock as an indicator to help you decide to buy/sell ...
  23. Here's Why Sempra Is Moving Ahead With Its MLP

    June 19, 2015
    Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) announced this week that it is moving ahead with forming a master limited partnership to be called ...
  24. The Most Expensive Brokerage Accounts For Traders

    June 19, 2015
    A peek into the brokers whose brokerage charges are higher than average in the stock market world.
  25. 3 Reasons IPG Photonics Stock Could Rise

    June 19, 2015
    The laser industry has taken off lately, with manufacturers like IPG Photonics (NASDAQ: IPGP) taking advantage of greater ...
  26. How Much Does a Costco Store Sell Each Year?

    June 19, 2015
    When I walk into a business, I often try to guess how much it generates in sales each year. One of my favorite places to ...
  27. Top ETFs, Mutual Funds for Investing in Water

    June 19, 2015
    The nation's water supply is declining as demand is increasing. This presents an investment opportunity, just mind your liquidity.
  28. Risks to Consider When Investing in Water

    June 19, 2015
    Investing in water should be a lock. But water is volatile and could see as many risks as potential rewards.
  29. The Story Behind Tesla's Success

    June 19, 2015
    Tesla’s cars have been a hit not only car buyers, but also catapulted the company into the spotlight as one of the few successful ...
  30. Order Up! Fogo De Chão's Brazilian Steakhouse IPO Is Hot

    June 19, 2015
    The IPO market for restaurants just keeps getting tastier and tastier. Fogo de Chão (NASDAQ: FOGO), a Brazilian a steak ...
  31. How FlightCar Works

    June 19, 2015
    Founded in 2012, FlightCar could be the answer to your airport parking woes.
  32. 1 Sign of SolarCity's Success

    June 18, 2015
    While SolarCity's (NASDAQ: SCTY) stock has been trending downward over the past 12 months, falling 12% over that period, ...
  33. Top Reasons Stock Indices Could Be Biased

    June 18, 2015
    Do the owners of the large stock indices (McGraw Hill Financial, CME Group, and News Corp) have incentive to pick stocks ...
  34. 3 Reasons Kinder Morgan's Stock Could Fall

    June 18, 2015
    Energy infrastructure giant Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI) has had quite a run over the past year. While most other energy-related ...
  35. Is Etsy Stock Oversold?

    June 18, 2015
    Earlier this year, online marketplace Etsy went public at $16. As the stock skyrocketed as high as $35 during its first ...
  36. United Airlines Drops JFK: Why It's a Great Move

    June 18, 2015
    United Continental (NYSE: UAL) has long been one of the biggest players in the U.S. transcontinental premium market for ...
  37. 3 Reasons Frontier Communications Stock Could Fall

    June 18, 2015
    Dividend investors have flocked to rural telecom specialist Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FTR) over the years, with the ...
  38. No Joke: Cheniere Energy Is a LNG Powerhouse

    June 18, 2015
    A couple of years ago, Cheniere Energy's proposal to export liquefied natural gas from the United States seemed almost like ...
  39. 11 Big Stocks Hated by Analysts

    June 18, 2015
    These 11 stocks get the lowest rating from Wall Street, but some are worse than others.
  40. Why You Should Consider These Closed-End Funds

    June 18, 2015
    Advisors looking to recommend closed-end funds to clients might want to consider ones that have withstood the test of time. ...
  41. Top Reasons to Invest in Google

    June 18, 2015
    There's three main reasons Google stands to succeed for years to come.
  42. 3 Reasons SodaStream Stock Could Fall

    June 18, 2015
    Shares of SodaStream (NASDAQ: SODA), a maker of home beverage carbonation systems, have collapsed over the past two years ...
  43. Most Iconic Restaurant Chains That No Longer Exist

    June 18, 2015
    Here is a list of the top 6 restaurant chains that once spotted the United States with multiple locations, but which today ...
  44. Will Oil Ever Go Back Up To $100?

    June 18, 2015
    Experts have yet to reach a consensus on whether oil will return to $100, but recent events could give us some clues to its ...
  45. Yahoo! Inc. Plans to Move Forward With Alibaba Spinoff Despite ...

    June 18, 2015
    Yahoo’s stake in Alibaba was worth approximately $40 billion when the company filed to spinoff the e-commerce giant with ...
  46. 4 New Insights From Top J.C. Penney Executives

    June 17, 2015
    Every so often, a company's executives give presentations to analysts and institutional investors. These can offer critical ...
  47. Simon Malls, Refinery29 Team Up To Tempt Elusive Millennial Demographic

    June 17, 2015
    On Tuesday, Simon Property Group Inc (NYSE: SPG) and Refinery29 jointly announced a series of six summer events to be held ...
  48. Should You Buy Honda Stock Before The HondaJet Launch?

    June 17, 2015
    Can the launch of HondaJet, a private business jet, add value to Honda's stock prices? Investopedia explores the investment ...
  49. 3 Reasons Southwest Airlines Stock Could Rise

    June 17, 2015
    Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) was the best-performing stock in the S&amp;P 500 last year. But it has fallen into a tailspin ...
  50. 3 Wins for Lockheed Martin From the Paris Air Show

    June 17, 2015
    Every year, the Paris Air Show brings together major players in the aerospace world to a single location, with opportunities ...
  51. Celgene and Agios Deliver Some Great "Bad" News

    June 17, 2015
    Though the JPMorgan Healthcare Conference and the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting offer, arguably, ...
  52. Caterpillar's Dividend Hike Boosts Investor Hopes

    June 17, 2015
    The global economy has gone through some massive upheavals in recent years, with the once-booming emerging-market sector ...
  53. Expect These Gold-Related Assets To Move Lower

    June 17, 2015
    The spot gold price is trading within a long-term descending triangle. Traders may use this pattern to suggest gold and related ...
  54. Take Advantage Of Opportunities In Telecom With This ETF

    June 17, 2015
    The ascending triangle on the chart of the XTL ETF suggests that telecom is the sector that you want to be in over the coming ...
  55. 3 Things You Need to Know After ExOne Earnings

    June 17, 2015
    When high-tech 3D printer manufacturer ExOne (NASDAQ: XONE) reported earnings for the first quarter on June 11, it was largely ...
  56. Make a Downstream Bet with Oil Refiners

    June 17, 2015
    Now is a good time to bet on the oil refinery sector. Here's why.
  57. MannKind's 3 Can't-Miss Quotes at Goldman Sachs

    June 17, 2015
    MannKind Corp. (NASDAQ: MNKD) recently updated Wall Street investors of its progress at Goldman Sachs' annual global healthcare ...
  58. Why Cash Could Be Your Best Bet

    June 17, 2015
    Holding too much cash in your portfolio is usually a bad thing, but these aren't usual times.
  59. Top Tips for Rebalancing 401(k) Assets

    June 17, 2015
    Rebalancing 401(k) assets can seem daunting but shouldn't be ignored. Here's how to go about it.
  60. The FV ETF: Playing Momentum with Less Risk

    June 17, 2015
    This ETF is one way to play momentum investing, but even with its steady gains, there are no guarantees.
  61. Stocks and ETFs for a Teetering Stock Market

    June 17, 2015
    Here's what investors should do when the stock market is teetering.
  62. 3 Reasons Las Vegas Sands Stock Could Fall

    June 17, 2015
    For years, casino giant Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) has reaped the rewards from its groundbreaking move to become the biggest ...
  63. How High Could Johnson & Johnson's Dividend Go?

    June 17, 2015
    For retirees, income investors, and those investors with a risk-averse investing style, chances are that healthcare conglomerate ...
  64. Is Baidu a Real Threat to Google?

    June 17, 2015
    Learn why the Google of China - Baidu - has the potential to eat a modest slice of Google's market share.
  65. Effects Of Interest Rate Hikes On Private Equity

    June 17, 2015
    Private Equity firms would be wise to lock in current interest rates on their debt payments in anticipation of rate hikes. ...
  66. Business Model Analysis: Costco Vs. Sam's Club

    June 17, 2015
    Costco and Sam’s Club have very similar business models, but which one is faring better?
  67. 3 Reasons Philip Morris Stock Could Fall

    June 16, 2015
    One of the most familiar names among dividend investors is international tobacco pioneer Philip Morris International (NYSE: ...
  68. 5 Things Halcon Resources Wants You to Know

    June 16, 2015
    The steep drop in oil prices over the past year highlighted some of the weaknesses in Halcon Resources' (NYSE: HK) business ...
  69. Is Intel Stock a Buy?

    June 16, 2015
    Shares of Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) have surged by more than 50% since the end of 2012, when pessimism surrounding the company ...
  70. Trading the Mega Caps - AAPL, AMZN, GE and WFC

    June 16, 2015
    To trade or not to trade the high volume stocks of these massive companies at current price levels?
  71. Is Snapchat Overvalued?

    June 16, 2015
    Snapchat has been valued at $10 billion, but it's unclear how profitable the private company really is.
  72. The Future of 3D Printing in Biopharmaceuticals

    June 16, 2015
    Nothing says 21st century quite like 3D printing. It is a concept that seemed so out of reach just a few decades ago, but ...
  73. 3 Reasons That Biogen's Shares Could Rise

    June 16, 2015
    Biogen (NASDAQ: BIIB) is on a roll thanks to the fast growth of its multiple sclerosis drug Tecfidera, but this oral drug ...
  74. 3 Reasons NVIDIA Stock Could Rise

    June 16, 2015
    After nearly doubling between early 2013 and early 2015, NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) stock has taken a breather in the past few ...
  75. How Obamacare Affected The Insurance Industry

    June 16, 2015
    A look at the past five years shows that far from suffering at the expense of greater health benefits for average Americans, ...
  76. 3 Reasons Chesapeake Energy's Stock Could Fall

    June 16, 2015
    Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) has been a terrible performer over the past year as it's stock is down 57%. While the overall ...
  77. Isis Pharmaceuticals' 3 Most Important Numbers

    June 16, 2015
    Isis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ISIS) has been something of a late bloomer. The biotech has been around for more than a decade, ...
  78. Technology Can Help With Student Loans

    June 16, 2015
    Paying student loans can be a difficult time for young professionals and even in older age. But many new marketplace lending ...
  79. ETF Dividends: The Lowdown on How They're Taxed

    June 16, 2015
    Here's the rundown on how different ETF dividends are taxed.
  80. Why Millionaires are Running Scared

    June 16, 2015
    Most millionaires don't identify as rich and worry about maintaining their wealth. Here's why.
  81. Are Energy MLPs a Good Bet Right Now?

    June 16, 2015
    Energy MLPs offer good long-term potential. Here's why.
  82. Is Amazon Prime Actually Profitable?

    June 16, 2015
    Learn whether Amazon Prime is actually profitable, and how this depends on whether you take a short-term or long-term focus ...
  83. 5 Great Stocks You Didn't Know Existed

    June 16, 2015
    If you're looking for new investment opportunities, check out these five stocks that tend to fly under the radar of popular ...
  84. Is It Time To Invest In Turkey?

    June 16, 2015
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's neo-Ottoman sultanate is off the table for now, but the political gridlock and rising ...
  85. How Baidu Makes Money

    June 16, 2015
    China's largest search engine, Baidu makes a lot of money, the majority of which comes from a growing customer base for its ...
  86. Is Amgen About to Enter a Battle Over Billions?

    June 15, 2015
    The Food and Drug Administration's key advisory committee has given the thumbs-up to two new drugs belonging to an entirely ...
  87. Why Insider Selling Is a Bad Reason to Sell Gilead

    June 15, 2015
    Biotech blue chip stock Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) has been nothing short of unstoppable over the past four years. Over ...
  88. FireEye's 3 Most Important Numbers

    June 15, 2015
    It seems that every week, a sensational new case of computer hacking bursts into public view, raising awareness of increasing ...
  89. 3 Reasons Lockheed Martin Stock Could Fall

    June 15, 2015
    Defense contractor Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) boasts an enviable place in the industry, with a long slate of projects the ...
  90. 5 Things lululemon athletica Wants You to Know

    June 15, 2015
    When lululemon athletica (NASDAQ: LULU) announced strong fiscal-first-quarter results last week, investors had every reason ...
  91. 5 Things Whole Foods Management Wants You to Know

    June 15, 2015
    Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) has revealed that its new concept stores, aimed at millennial shoppers and slated for a ...
  92. 3 Reasons Windstream Holdings Stock Could Rise

    June 15, 2015
    The telecom business is ever-changing, and rural telecom company Windstream Holdings (NASDAQ: WIN) has had to change with ...
  93. Most Important Mergers And Acquisitions Of 2015

    June 15, 2015
    Nearly halfway through the year, 2015 is proving to be a big one for mergers and acquisitions.
  94. Delta's Pilot Deal Is Good for Both Sides

    June 15, 2015
    Earlier this month, Reuters reported that Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) had reached a tentative agreement with the Air Line ...
  95. The Top 3 Reasons Southwest's Stock Is a 'Buy'

    June 15, 2015
    Discover the key differences between Southwest Airlines and other major U.S. airlines that have made Southwest a major business ...
  96. How Did Mark Cuban Get Rich?

    June 15, 2015
    From his first business to today, here’s how Mark Cuban got rich.
  97. Microsoft Is Paying Dividends. Is Its Share Price Undervalued ...

    June 15, 2015
    How can you use the dividend discount model to estimate the value the common stock of Microsoft?
  98. How is the concept of long tail growth used in marketing?

    June 15, 2015
    Learn how implementing a long-tail growth strategy can be beneficial to your business and take it to the next level by serving ...
  99. Analysts React to Twitter CEO Stepping Down

    June 15, 2015
    After facing pressure from investors for a while, Twitter Inc. CEO Dick Costolo finally announced that he will be stepping ...
  100. Top 6 Most Profitable Clothing Retailers

    June 15, 2015
    If you’ve visited any mall in America recently, you’ve likely stepped into one, or all, of these clothing companies' shops. ...
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