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  1. The Coming Stock Market Decline: What to Expect

    July 1, 2015
    Many big investors are fearful of a market decline. Even if they're correct there is always a way to profit.
  2. Essential Software for Financial Advisors

    July 1, 2015
    A comparison of top software solutions for advisors in an industry that’s becoming increasingly driven by technology.
  3. 3 Stocks To Buy and Hold For the Rest of 2015

    July 1, 2015
    One of the dominant themes to consider for 2015 is the normalization of monetary policy as the Fed raises interest rates.
  4. Rite Aid's 5 Key Strategies for Long-Term Success

    July 1, 2015
    Drugstore-chain Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) has turned itself around impressively, having spent a huge amount of time and effort ...
  5. 3 Reasons ARM Holdings' Stock Could Rise

    July 1, 2015
    Shares of semiconductor specialist ARM Holdings (NASDAQ: ARMH) have more than quadrupled in value over the past five years ...
  6. 2 Major Product Launches for Intel This Year

    July 1, 2015
    The second half of 2015 will be a busy one for chip giant Intel (NASDAQ: INTC). The company has two major product launches ...
  7. 3 Reasons Altria Group Stock Could Fall

    July 1, 2015
    For long-term investors, Altria Group (NYSE: MO) has been one of the most resilient stocks in the market, defying lawsuits ...
  8. 3 Reasons Johnson & Johnson Stock Could Rise

    July 1, 2015
    There are few companies these days that can truly be classified as "safe" investments, but I'd opine that healthcare conglomerate ...
  9. The Big News at Annaly Capital Management

    July 1, 2015
    Last month, Annaly Capital Management (NYSE: NLY) issued a press release that, if you weren't paying close attention, could ...
  10. Is United Airlines About to Expand in Brazil?

    July 1, 2015
    On Friday, United Continental (NYSE: UAL) announced it had reached an agreement with No. 3 Brazilian carrier Azul on a long-term ...
  11. Is Emerge Energy Services Stock a Buy?

    July 1, 2015
    Ever since Emerge Energy Services' (NYSE: EMES) IPO back in 2013, its shares have been on a journey that looks an awful ...
  12. Why Marvin Ellison Is an Ideal CEO for J.C. Penney

    July 1, 2015
    J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) has made its fair share of mistakes over the past five years -- particularly during former-CEO Ron ...
  13. 3 Reasons Zillow Group Stock Could Rise

    July 1, 2015
    Shares of Zillow Group (NASDAQ: Z) have fallen more than 20% over the past month, hurt by the release of the online real ...
  14. 3 Key Numbers for Nuance Communications Investors

    July 1, 2015
    Nuance Communications (NASDAQ: NUAN), a provider of voice and language software, has seen its stock rise nearly 25% so far ...
  15. Analysts Battle Over MannKind -- but Who's Right?

    July 1, 2015
    Source: YCharts. The past two months have brought about some very turbulent times for MannKind (NASDAQ: MNKD) shareholders. ...
  16. 5 Things Cognex's Management Wants You to Know

    July 1, 2015
    As Cognex (NASDAQ: CGNX) CEO Rob Willet noted in the company's first-quarter earnings release: "..revenue, net income, and ...
  17. 3 Reasons Why Opko Health's Stock Could Soar

    July 1, 2015
    Opko Health's (NYSE: OPK) CEO Phillip Frost has a proven track-record of building and growing successful biopharma companies, ...
  18. 5 Things Proto Labs' Management Wants You to Know

    July 1, 2015
    When it comes to delivering consecutive record quarters, quick-turn manufacturer Proto Labs (NYSE: PRLB) has been on an ...
  19. 3 Reasons PotashCorp Stock Could Fall

    July 1, 2015
    The ups and downs of fertilizer stocks in recent years have drawn widespread surprise from investors, as many believed the ...
  20. What Greece Can Learn From Argentina’s Mistakes

    July 1, 2015
    Contingent on fiscal reform, Greece can learn from Argentina in determining the terms of restructuring its debt.
  21. 3 Reasons Peregrine's Stock Could Fall

    June 30, 2015
    Small-cap biopharmaceutical company Peregrine Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: PPHM) could be sitting in the sweet spot when it ...
  22. 5 Things Micron's Management Wants You to Know

    June 30, 2015
    Shares of memory-maker Micron (NASDAQ: MU) haven't had the greatest year. Following the disappointing earnings results and ...
  23. 3 Important Charts About Costco

    June 30, 2015
    Because a large majority of Costco's (NASDAQ: COST) earnings come from membership subscriptions as opposed to retail sales, ...
  24. 3 Insights From Etsy Management

    June 30, 2015
    When it comes to a company as new as Etsy (NASDAQ: ETSY), investors who are interested in the stock would do well to get ...
  25. Is Breitburn Energy's Dividend Sustainable?

    June 30, 2015
    Income investors have had a rough year. Weak energy prices have taken a bite out of the cash flow of several of the energy ...
  26. Distil Networks Raises $21 Million To Protect AOL, Staples And ...

    June 30, 2015
    Distil Networks has raised $21 million to make the Web a better place. The Series B was led by Bessemer Venture Partners, ...
  27. Top 6 Best Value Hotels

    June 30, 2015
    Here are the top value hotels across America, most of which can be had for less than $100 per night and less than $50 per ...
  28. Top Investment Ideas for Malls of the Future

    June 30, 2015
    How investors should be thinking about the mall of tomorrow.
  29. Do Data Breaches Really Matter for Retailers?

    June 30, 2015
    Do data breaches hurt the stock price of retailers? Let's have a look at a few examples.
  30. Vertex Approaches Its Make-or-Break Day

    June 30, 2015
    Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: VRTX) is circling in a holding pattern. But touchdown is going to be so spectacular that ...
  31. 3 Ways To Trade The Bounce In Coal

    June 30, 2015
    News from the Supreme Court has caused active traders to turn their attention to the coal markets. We'll take a look at how ...
  32. is It Wise To Copy Warren Buffett's Investment Strategy?

    June 30, 2015
    Buffett has proven to be one of the most astute investors of all time. Can you emulate his success?
  33. The Rise of Netflix

    June 30, 2015
    Video streaming giant Netflix has certainly come a long way since starting as a mail-order movie rental service in 1997. ...
  34. Is ESPN a Sport Monopoly?

    June 30, 2015
    With such a dominant presence in sports as demonstrated through substantial ratings and a firm online presence, some may ...
  35. 5 Great Investors Who Aren't Warren Buffett

    June 30, 2015
    Here are five other investors, not named Warren Buffett, that are also considered to be the best of the best in the industry.
  36. Fed Raising Rates Affects Startup Funding

    June 30, 2015
    With interest rates having nowhere else to go but up, the Fed’s impending interest rate raise will likely begin to reverse ...
  37. Three Benefits Of Purchasing High-Priced Stocks

    June 30, 2015
    High-priced stocks can be great wealth building vehicles for individual investors.
  38. Will Low Gas Prices Kill Hybrid Cars?

    June 30, 2015
    Further changes in the number of hybrid electric vehicles sold have, so far, mirrored oil prices: the higher the price of ...
  39. Why Hasn't McDonald's Beaten The Dow Recently?

    June 29, 2015
    McDonald's has underperformed the Dow Industrials since 2009, but a reorganization and buyback could turn things around.
  40. Whole Foods Pricing: Mistake or Misdeed?

    June 29, 2015
    Whole Foods Market might soon find itself in the middle of a public relations nightmare. But will its share price suffer?
  41. 3 Reasons Sierra Wireless Stock Could Fall

    June 29, 2015
    Though Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) offered solid first-quarter results early last month, beating analysts' expectations ...
  42. United Continental Zigs While Delta Air Lines Zags

    June 29, 2015
    In recent years, long-suffering airlines have adopted a number of common practices to boost profitability. Across the industry, ...
  43. 3 Reasons ExOne's Stock Could Rise

    June 29, 2015
    Since its IPO debut in 2013, ExOne (NASDAQ: XONE) has struggled to meet Wall Street's earnings projections, as well as its ...
  44. Time for Dividend Investors to Buy Union Pacific?

    June 29, 2015
    The Federal Open Market Committee concluded its June meeting with a decision to keep interest rates near zero for the time ...
  45. 3 Reasons Seadrill's Stock Could Rise

    June 29, 2015
    The offshore drilling industry continues to struggle under the weight of a very weak market outlook. That outlook is why ...
  46. 3 Reasons Baidu Is Borrowing Money

    June 29, 2015
    How much money is enough? Some investors who are attracted to Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) on the merits of its top-heavy balance ...
  47. Why 78% Is Galena Biopharma's Magic Number

    June 29, 2015
    Have you ever had a feeling of deja vu? You know, that uncanny feeling that you're experiencing something you've been through ...
  48. Is a Bond Market Selloff Coming?

    June 29, 2015
    A big investment management company is concerned about bond market conditions and allocating more capital to cash. Should ...
  49. MLPs: Is Now the Right Time to Invest?

    June 29, 2015
    Here's what you need to know about MLPs, those under-the-radar investment vehicles.
  50. How Investors are Profiting from Cyber Crime Fear

    June 29, 2015
    An ETF that has seen significant gains this year in the growing field of cyber security, and the threat and fear of cyber ...
  51. Indexing vs. Stock Picking: Which is Better Now?

    June 29, 2015
    Indexing and stock picking both have positive and negative features. One has outperformed the other historically, but which ...
  52. Whole Foods: How Will Shares React to Price Probe?

    June 29, 2015
    Why it's important to look beyond the recent headlines about Whole Foods Market and accusations of pricing problems in New ...
  53. What's Worth More: Walmart or Facebook?

    June 29, 2015
    Which company is worth more, Walmart or Facebook? The answer may come as a surprise.
  54. Why Chimera Is a Different Kind of REIT

    June 29, 2015
    If you're in the market for a high-yielding dividend stock, and a real estate investment trust in particular, then it isn't ...
  55. 3 Reasons Melco Crown Stock Could Fall

    June 29, 2015
    Macau has become the focal point for global gaming, with the Chinese special administrative region having given Asian gamblers ...
  56. 4 Things to Watch When CalAmp Reports Earnings

    June 29, 2015
    It's that time again, CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) investors. The machine-to-machine communications specialist is scheduled ...
  57. Are Fast-Casual Restaurants Overvalued?

    June 29, 2015
    Can fast-casual restaurants actually grow to the levels that investors believe they can?
  58. Fifth Street Finance Is Cleaning Up Its Portfolio

    June 29, 2015
    The past 12 months have been nothing but trouble for Fifth Street Finance (NASDAQ: FSC). Its dividend was slashed twice ...
  59. How to Track Costco's Performance

    June 29, 2015
    Costco (NASDAQ: COST) has a unique business model. Even though its warehouses generate an average of $168 million in sales ...
  60. 3 Lessons J.C. Penney Has Learned

    June 29, 2015
    J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) has a tough row to hoe when it comes to revitalizing its brand. In the process of doing so, its ...
  61. The Right Mindset for CEO Success

    June 29, 2015
    Owning the role of CEO is no simple task so it is imperative that CEOs have the correct mindset to ensure the success of ...
  62. Winning Retailers Amid Sales Slump

    June 29, 2015
    Declining department store retail sales and the exceptions to the rule after the end of the Great Recession.
  63. Who Are the Brains Behind Facebook?

    June 29, 2015
    These are the top people making Facebook what it is today.
  64. Is Etsy The New And Improved Ebay?

    June 29, 2015
    Will Etsy replace Ebay as the place for young, trendy millennials to shop?
  65. Wearable Tech Is Wowing The Market

    June 28, 2015
    A big week for wearable devices has helped lift the sector’s investing profile. To little surprise, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: ...
  66. ChartAdvisor for June 26 2015

    June 26, 2015
    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  67. How Will Whole Foods Finance Its "365" Stores?

    June 26, 2015
    As customers and competitors eagerly await new details of Whole Foods Market's (NASDAQ: WFM) concept stores aimed at millennial ...
  68. Apple’s New Business: Bonds

    June 26, 2015
    Apple and Oracle are using their massive cash piles to buy up corporate debt. With bond markets looking increasingly rickety, ...
  69. Analysts Optimistic on AT&T's DirecTV Acquisition

    June 26, 2015
    AT&T’s stock has risen in anticipation of the company closing a deal to acquire DirecTV. The skeptical of the deal are unsure ...
  70. Corporate Inversion: How It Works

    June 26, 2015
    Large corporations are making all kinds of moves to decrease expenses and increase profits in an increasingly competitive ...
  71. America's 10 Fastest-Growing Restaurant Chains

    June 26, 2015
    Nothing drives stock prices like growth. These are the fastest-growing restaurant chains in the country, five of them public. ...
  72. Bargains Still Abound in European Stocks

    June 26, 2015
    For investors looking for value and growth potential, Europe is it. Here are some ETFs to consider.
  73. Even More Data From Isis Pharmaceuticals

    June 25, 2015
    Isis Pharmaceuticals' (NASDAQ: ISIS) investors might just have a new slogan: "Data every 11 days, that's all we ask." On ...
  74. Samsung and Google: A Beautiful Friendship?

    June 25, 2015
    Google and Samsung have more than a hardware/software relationship. These two technology giants have collaborated time and ...
  75. How The NFL Makes Money

    June 25, 2015
    The National Football League is the most successful sports league in the world. How does the NFL make money, and what is ...
  76. Does it Make Sense to Have an MLP in an IRA?

    June 25, 2015
    Here's why MLPs should — and shouldn't — be considered for an IRA.
  77. Is Now the Time for Emerging Market Bonds?

    June 25, 2015
    Higher yields and the potential for price appreciation await investors who take the plunge with emerging market bonds. Here's ...
  78. Netflix's Billion-Dollar Content Licensing Budget

    June 25, 2015
    Understand how Netflix selects the TV shows and movies it streams to its subscribers, and learn how it finances those licensing ...
  79. Has McDonald's Peaked?

    June 25, 2015
    McDonald's has been a reliable investment for many years, but all trends eventually change course.
  80. MLPs: How They Are Taxed

    June 25, 2015
    The advantages of MLPs outweigh the disadvantages, especially if you play your cards right.
  81. Pros and Cons of Master Limited Partnerships

    June 25, 2015
    Want steady income? Consider looking into MLPs.
  82. 4 Ways You Can Invest In Gold Without Holding It

    June 25, 2015
    Owning gold can be a store of value and a hedge against unexpected inflation. Holding physical gold, however, can be cumbersome ...
  83. Meet the Brains Behind Google

    June 25, 2015
    These are the people who are making Google what it is today.
  84. American Express Cards: Centurion Vs. Platinum

    June 24, 2015
    If you're offered a coveted black card from AmEx, should you accept it?
  85. Is It Time to Look at Chesapeake Energy Again?

    June 24, 2015
    One of the best things you can do as an investor is develop an investing thesis on a company. It helps you keep a lot of ...
  86. Is Williams' Price Worth It for Energy Transfer?

    June 24, 2015
    Earlier this week, Energy Transfer Equity (NYSE: ETE) made an unsolicited offer to buy out Williams Cos. (NYSE: WMB) for ...
  87. 3 Reasons Cliffs Natural Resources Could Fall

    June 24, 2015
    The commodities markets have gotten hit hard, and with the drop in overseas demand for steel, iron-ore giant Cliffs Natural ...
  88. Buy These Stocks on The Pullback

    June 24, 2015
    These four stocks are in upward sloping trend channels and have recently pulled back toward the bottom of the channel, providing ...
  89. American Capital Agency Is in a Bind

    June 24, 2015
    American Capital Agency (NASDAQ: AGNC) is stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to interest rates: It loses ...
  90. Why Are Annaly Capital's Shares at a 52-Week Low?

    June 24, 2015
    Shares of Annaly Capital Management (NYSE: NLY) hit a 52-week low last week after the Federal Reserve hinted that it plans ...
  91. Could This Patent Decision Be Trouble for Gilead?

    June 24, 2015
    When it comes to treating hepatitis C, Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) has become a veritable monster. Four years ago, the ...
  92. American Airlines Wins a Futile Victory Over Delta

    June 24, 2015
    After more than half a year of sparring with rivals and U.S. regulators over its service at Haneda Airport -- the closest ...
  93. eSports Are Now Being Analyzed On Wall Street

    June 24, 2015
    Whether or not investors actually believe the field is a sport, "eSports" have gained enough global attention for the debate ...
  94. Does a Safe Biotechnology Stock Exist?

    June 24, 2015
    Seasoned investors know that the biotechnology sector in inherently risky business.
  95. Why Zynga Might Be the Most Undervalued Stock of 2015

    June 24, 2015
    Learn why Zynga, despite having fallen off most investors' radar, might be the most undervalued stock for 2015 and a winning ...
  96. Major League Baseball's Business Model & Strategy

    June 24, 2015
    Major League Baseball is big business. Let's take a look at where the money comes from.
  97. Profit and Cost Centers in the Wellness Industry

    June 24, 2015
    Fitness, mind and body exercise and healthy eating are driving the wellness industry's growth in revenue, making wellness ...
  98. 3 Things We Know About Mobilegeddon (So Far)

    June 24, 2015
    It's been two months since "Mobilegeddon." Has the Internet recovered?
  99. Top Emerging Fields in Mobile Technology

    June 24, 2015
    What's next on the horizon for mobile apps?
  100. Should Kinder Morgan Bid for Williams Companies?

    June 23, 2015
    Despite rejecting a $48 billion takeover bid this week, pipeline specialist Williams Cos.  left the door open for a deal ...
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