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  1. 5 Mutual Funds that Hold Berkshire Hathaway Stock

    September 2, 2015
    Discover the top five mutual funds most heavily weighted with Berkshire Hathaway stock, and the percentage of their assets ...
  2. ETF Analysis: Direxion Daily Healthcare Bull 3X

    September 2, 2015
    Learn about the Direxion Daily Healthcare Bull. This is a leveraged ETF that tracks the health care sector, which is a leader ...
  3. 3 Mutual Funds that Hold Google Stock

    September 2, 2015
    Discover the top three mutual funds that dedicate the largest percentage of their total assets to Google, Inc. stock.
  4. The Trouble With SAIC Earnings

    September 2, 2015
    Shares of government contractor SAIC (NYSE: SAIC) took a 13% tumble on Tuesday after the company reported earnings that ...
  5. National Oilwell Varco Names New CFO

    September 2, 2015
    For nearly four months, oil equipment and services company National Oilwell Varco (NYSE: NOV) has searched for the right ...
  6. 4 Mutual Funds that Hold Tesla Stock

    September 2, 2015
    Obtain information on the four mutual funds that have significant allocations to Tesla Motors, Inc. in their major portfolio ...
  7. 4 Mutual Funds that Hold Apple Stock

    September 2, 2015
    Discover mutual funds offering the most substantial percentage of holdings in Apple, Inc. stock that investors can use to ...
  8. The 3 Best Investments Bill Ackman Ever Made

    September 2, 2015
    Learn about the three best investments Ackman ever made. Ackman has demonstrated a consistent track record of success in ...
  9. Westport to Acquire Fuel Systems Solutions

    September 2, 2015
    Two companies in the alternative-fuel equipment segment are about to become one -- Westport Innovations (NASDAQ: WPRT) has ...
  10. Macau Casino Revenue Craters Yet Again

    September 2, 2015
    In a development that came as a surprise to no one in the casino industry, Macau gaming revenue saw another steep year-over-year ...
  11. PayPal Launches Peer-to-Peer Payment Platform

    September 2, 2015
    PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) has launched a new platform designed to simplify peer-to-peer payments. The service, PayPal.me, gives ...
  12. ETF Analysis: Vanguard Small-Cap Value

    September 2, 2015
    Find out about the Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF, and explore detailed analysis of its characteristics, suitability, recommendations ...
  13. ETF Analysis: Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corp Bd

    September 2, 2015
    Learn about the Vanguard Intermediate-Term Corporate Bond ETF, and explore detailed analysis of the fund's characteristics, ...
  14. Normal Profit

    September 2, 2015
    An economic condition occurring when the difference between a firm’s total revenue and total cost is equal to zero.
  15. 4 Companies Affected by the Appreciating Dollar

    September 2, 2015
    Learn why the appreciating dollar negatively impacts certain companies such as Google, Facebook, Procter & Gamble and Johnson ...
  16. ETF Analysis: iShares 10-20 Year Treasury Bond

    September 2, 2015
    Learn about the iShares 1-20 Year Treasury Bond ETF and its holdings, and understand why investors may be better served to ...
  17. ETF Analysis: iShares Global Telecom

    September 2, 2015
    Learn about the iShares Global Telecom exchange-traded fund, which invests in U.S. and foreign telecommunication companies ...
  18. Wednesday Intel: Watch for More Volatility Midweek

    September 2, 2015
    Volatile markets continue to dominate the headlines, driven by uncertainty about the Chinese economy and by the price of ...
  19. Gold Struggles to Climb Higher and May Fall Soon

    September 1, 2015
    Traders will be watching the price of gold over the coming weeks. We'll take a look at how a couple major moving averages ...
  20. Use Market Volume Data to Determine a Bottom

    September 1, 2015
    Market bottoms often carve out classic volume patterns that let observant traders make fast and accurate calls.
  21. These Are The Best Hours To Trade the Euro

    September 1, 2015
    Six popular currency pairs and numerous secondary crosses offer euro traders a wide variety of short- and long-term opportunities. ...
  22. ETF Analysis: United States Brent Oil Fund

    September 1, 2015
    Learn more about the United States Brent Oil exchange-traded fund, the characteristics of the fund and the suitability and ...
  23. Hotels Take Aim at Expedia

    September 1, 2015
    Shareholders of online travel king Expedia (NASDAQ: EXPE), despite the global market malaise of late, are still enjoying ...
  24. ETF Analysis: ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil

    September 1, 2015
    Find out more about the ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil ETF, the characteristics of UCO and the suitability and recommendations ...
  25. GoPro Releases New Video Sharing Tool

    September 1, 2015
    Despite getting its stock swept up in the recent global sell-off, mobile camera leader GoPro (NASDAQ: GPRO) continues to ...
  26. Minimum Wage Hike Continues to Roil Wal-Mart

    September 1, 2015
    Apparently there are more "unintended consequences" unfolding from Wal-Mart's (NYSE: WMT) decision in April to hike the ...
  27. Denny's Wants to Horn In On the McWhopper

    September 1, 2015
    Burger King suddenly has a lot of takers for its burger mashup to benefit charity. Denny's (NASDAQ: DENN) said if McDonald's ...
  28. E-Commerce China Dangdang Posts Mixed 2Q Earnings

    September 1, 2015
    E-Commerce China Dangdang (NYSE: DANG) recently reported a mixed second quarter that missed top line estimates but beat ...
  29. PayPal Consumer Business Chief Steps Down

    September 1, 2015
    Head of consumer business at PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL), Hill Ferguson, has just resigned. His responsibilities will be handed ...
  30. T-Mobile Looking to Win Over BlackBerry Customers

    September 1, 2015
    In April of 2014, BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) ended its relationship with T-Mobile (NYSE: TMUS). That was not a surprise since ...
  31. Syngenta May Seek Tie-Up After Monsanto Withdrawal

    September 1, 2015
    Following last week's retreat by tenacious would-be acquirer Monsanto (NYSE: MON), Syngenta (NYSE: SYT) chairman Michel ...
  32. Magna International Closes Sale of Interiors Units

    September 1, 2015
    Canada-based auto parts supplier Magna International (NYSE: MGA) is now officially a smaller company. On Monday, it announced ...
  33. Amerisafe Picks a New CFO

    September 1, 2015
    Nearly two months after workers compensation insurer Amerisafe (NASDAQ: AMSF) lost its last chief financial officer, it ...
  34. Fortinet: A Great Play on Cybersecurity

    September 1, 2015
    Discover how a healthy product mix, large-business deal growth and the boom of the cybersecurity industry are all driving ...
  35. 2 Catalysts Driving Intrexon to All-Time Highs

    September 1, 2015
    Examine some of the main reasons for Intrexon stock tripling in price between 2014 and 2015, and consider the company's future ...
  36. Oshkosh Ups Its Share Buyback Authorization

    September 1, 2015
    Less than a week after winning a major Pentagon contract worth $6.7 billion -- and potentially tens of billions of dollars ...
  37. ETF Analysis: iShares MSCI Hong Kong

    September 1, 2015
    Learn about the iShares MSCI Hong Kong fund, which invests in various equities of companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock ...
  38. ETF Analysis: Vanguard Small-Cap Growth

    September 1, 2015
    Take a close look at the Vanguard Small-Cap Growth ETF, which focuses on domestic small-cap equities with a fundamental growth ...
  39. These Analysts Attended VMWare's User Conference: Here's The ...

    September 1, 2015
    VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) hosted its twelfth VMworld User Conference in San Francisco, California, which drew roughly 23, ...
  40. ETF Analysis: First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5

    September 1, 2015
    Take a closer look at the First Trust Dorsey Wright Focus 5 ETF, a unique and innovative fund of funds based on momentum ...
  41. ETF Analysis: iShares National AMT-Free Muni Bond

    September 1, 2015
    Take an in-depth look at the iShares National AMT-Free Municipal Bond ETF, a highly diverse and very popular muni bond fund.
  42. Top 5 Bear Market Mutual Funds

    September 1, 2015
    Discover five bear market mutual funds that investors can turn to for generating maximum capital appreciation during a bear ...
  43. Top 3 Switzerland ETFs

    September 1, 2015
    Explore detailed analysis and information of the top three Swiss exchange-traded funds that offer exposure to the Swiss equities ...
  44. Net Neutrality: Pros and Cons

    September 1, 2015
    The fight over net neutrality has become an amazing spectacle. But at its core, it's yet another skirmish in cable television's ...
  45. Mexican Energy, Telecom Reforms Please Foreign Investors

    September 1, 2015
    Two years into his first term, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is following through on radical campaign promises he ...
  46. Fund Firm Jolts: Pimco's Isn't The First Or Worst

    September 1, 2015
    When you business is built on prudence and trust, a lot can go wrong to cost you tons of clients and assets. Here are a few ...
  47. Netflix Ending Deal With Epix, Losing Big Movies

    August 31, 2015
    Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) has ended its deal with the Epix cable channel which will now partner with Hulu. The end of the agreement ...
  48. Hewlett-Packard Gets Tough on Job Cuts

    August 31, 2015
    It appears things may be getting a bit uncomfortable for some Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) employees affected by the ever-growing ...
  49. Fitbit Still King of the Wearables Market

    August 31, 2015
    It has been two and a half months since the world's leading fitness tracking company Fitbit (NYSE: FIT) went public but ...
  50. Jack Daniel's Still Sailing on a Whiskey River

    August 31, 2015
    A tough global economy and a strong U.S. dollar may have hit whiskey maker Brown-Forman (NYSE: BF-B) especially hard in ...
  51. 4 Stocks Still Flashing Buy Signals

    August 31, 2015
    In the midst of volatility and a big market sell-off last week, these stocks are flashing buy signals.
  52. Berkshire's Bet on Phillips a Sign of Higher Oil?

    August 31, 2015
    Is Warren Buffett betting on higher oil prices? Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) revealed last week a 58 million ...
  53. Oak Associates' Mark Oelschlager Provides A Mildly Positive Market ...

    August 31, 2015
    In a letter sent out to shareholders last week, Mark Oelschlager, 
co-CIO and portfolio manager at Oak Associates, provided ...
  54. Has SanDisk Found a Bottom?

    August 31, 2015
    Learn whether SanDisk has found a bottom. SanDisk is a manufacturer of memory-based products used in all sorts of technology ...
  55. ETF Analysis: SPDR Dow Jones International RelEst

    August 31, 2015
    Learn how the SPDR Dow Jones International Real Estate exchange-traded fund (ETF) is managed and for whom the ETF is most ...
  56. ETF Analysis: iShares JPMorgan USD Emerg Markets Bond

    August 31, 2015
    Learn about the iShares JPMorgan USD Emerging Markets Bond fund, which invests in bonds of sovereign and quasi-sovereign ...
  57. The Biggest Private Equity Firms in San Francisco

    August 31, 2015
    Learn about some of the larger private equity firms with a presence in San Francisco, including KKR, the Blackstone Group ...
  58. Investment Banker

    August 31, 2015
    Someone working at an institution raising capital for companies, governments and other groups, or working at a large bank ...
  59. The Companies of Peter Theil's Founders Fund

    August 31, 2015
    Learn about the major public companies that Peter Thiel has invested in and companies that are on the verge of going public ...
  60. Top 5 Chinese Mutual Funds

    August 31, 2015
    Learn about some of the most popular and best performing mutual funds that offer investors exposure to the important emerging ...
  61. The Biggest Private Equity Firms in Los Angeles

    August 31, 2015
    Learn why Los Angeles is a thriving market for private equity, and identify the five largest private equity firms operating ...
  62. ETN Analysis: Rogers Intl Commodity Energy Total Return

    August 31, 2015
    Learn more about the Rogers International Commodity Total Return, which is an exchange-traded note that tracks a broad index ...
  63. ETF Analysis: Schwab US Large-Cap

    August 31, 2015
    Discover how the Schwab U.S. Large-Cap exchange-traded fund is managed, the index it tracks and the investors for which it ...
  64. High Expectations For Ambarella In An Otherwise Quiet Earnings ...

    August 30, 2015
    The week's economic calendar is highlighted by the Federal Reserve's next Beige Book report and a look at the employment ...
  65. The Rise of Corporate Venture Capital

    August 28, 2015
    After the success of Google Ventures, corporate venture capital is an increasingly popular diversification and hedging tool ...
  66. Factors Driving Kroger's Success

    August 28, 2015
    Kroger’s focus on optimizing customer experience and cultivating its own product lines has proven to be successful strategy.
  67. What’s Plaguing Twitter and Yelp?

    August 28, 2015
    Yelp and Twitter have recently become grounded in reality and unable to justify their sky-high stock valuations.
  68. Three Companies That Will Benefit From Online Gaming

    August 28, 2015
    Certain companies stand to benefit from the increasing popularity of the online gambling industry in the U.S., as well as ...
  69. These Are The Best Hours To Trade the British Pound

    August 28, 2015
    The best times to trade the British pound are centered around economic releases at 1:30 am, 2:00 am, 8:30 am and 10:00 am ...
  70. Chart Advisor for August 28, 2015

    August 28, 2015
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  71. Netflix Partnering With Softbank for Japan Launch

    August 28, 2015
    Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) wants to expand its service around the world, and it has set its sights on Japan as the next country ...
  72. Best Buy Turnaround Moves Forward

    August 28, 2015
    Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) CEO Hubert Joly took on a thankless task. He was charged with revitalizing a moribund retail brand ...
  73. Avian Flu Plucks Sanderson Farms' Feathers

    August 28, 2015
    Although the avian flu outbreak earlier this year mostly hit the country's turkey population, affecting some 40 million ...
  74. Sony May Be the First to Get Its Drones Airborne

    August 28, 2015
    Sony (NYSE: SNE) wants to put drones into commercial use, and its plan extends beyond the use of unmanned flying vehicles ...
  75. DSW Posts Mixed Second Quarter

    August 28, 2015
    The shoes are comfortable at footwear and accessories retail chain operator DSW (NYSE: DSW). The company released second ...
  76. Medtronic Makes a $458 Million Acquisition

    August 28, 2015
    The largest pure-play medical devices maker just got larger. Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) announced this week that it signed a ...
  77. Coca-Cola Shoots for 100% Water Replenishment

    August 28, 2015
    "Do no harm" seemingly now applies to more than just doctors. Companies have taken up the pledge and are working to lessen ...
  78. Krispy Kreme to Open Doughnut Shops in Myanmar

    August 28, 2015
    In the business world, there are emerging markets, and there are emerging markets. The gradually opening Southeast Asian ...
  79. Equity

    August 28, 2015
    The value of an asset less the value of all liabilities on that asset.
  80. Is the Sun Setting on Tuesday Morning?

    August 28, 2015
    On Monday, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average rattled investors by starting off with a 1,000-point plunge, closeout retailer ...
  81. Lifeway Foods Increasing Kefir Production Fivefold

    August 28, 2015
    Probiotics, or the so-called "good bacteria" in your gut, have gone mainstream, and Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ: LWAY), as the ...
  82. Derivative

    August 28, 2015
    A security with a price that is dependent upon or derived from one or more underlying assets.
  83. Monsanto Ends Pursuit of Syngenta

    August 28, 2015
    The long courtship is over, and it won't end in marriage. Monsanto (NYSE: MON) has officially dropped its bid for Switzerland-based ...
  84. The European Effect on Google's Bottom Line

    August 28, 2015
    The EU is turning up the heat on Google. What effect will it have on the company's bottom line?
  85. Did 1 Billion People Really Use Facebook In 24 Hours?

    August 27, 2015
    Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a message on Thursday to promote the company's newest milestone. ...
  86. How To Buy Penny Stocks (While Avoiding Scammers)

    August 27, 2015
    Penny stocks are risky business. If want to trade in them, here's how to preserve your trading capital and even score the ...
  87. How To Calculate Minority Interest

    August 27, 2015
    Minority interest calculations require the use of minority shareholders’ percentage ownership of a subsidiary, after controlling ...
  88. Value Stocks Offer Stability in a Volatile Market

    August 27, 2015
    With volatility on the rise, investors are turning to segments of strength such as value stocks. We'll take a look at several ...
  89. Synergy Resources Names a New CFO

    August 27, 2015
    Synergy Resources (NYSEMKT: SYRG) has drawn from within its sector for its latest executive hire. The company announced ...
  90. Target Taps Stores for Faster Delivery

    August 27, 2015
    Target (NYSE: TGT) is discovering the secret weapon brick-and-mortar retailers have at their disposal to fight back against ...
  91. Showdown Looming Over Mondelez Cost Cutting?

    August 27, 2015
    Is this a case of "what have you done for me lately" or can international snack food maker Mondelez International (NASDAQ: ...
  92. LINN Energy and LinnCo Both Get a New CFO

    August 27, 2015
    LINN Energy (NASDAQ: LINE) and its publicly traded subsidiary LinnCo (NASDAQ: LNCO) both have a new CFO. The parent company ...
  93. Southern Makes a $12 Billion Acquisition

    August 27, 2015
    Southern (NYSE: SO) has added a big new asset to its portfolio, reaching a definitive agreement to acquire natural gas utility ...
  94. Westlake Chemical Raises Dividend by 10%

    August 27, 2015
    Westlake Chemical (NYSE: WLK) has concocted a higher dividend for its shareholders, lifting its quarterly payout to $0.1815 ...
  95. Anheuser-Busch InBev in Royal Trademark Row

    August 27, 2015
    The King of Beers doesn't want to share the throne. Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE: BUD) filed a complaint with the U.S. Patent ...
  96. TASER Floods Market With More Police Body Cams

    August 27, 2015
    Made famous by its eponymous stun guns, TASER International (NASDAQ: TASR) is becoming more and more a company whose fortunes ...
  97. Should You Follow Millionaires into This Sector?

    August 27, 2015
    Millionaire investors—and those who follow them—should take another look at the current economic situation before making ...
  98. Kratos Completes Electronic Products Divestment

    August 27, 2015
    Nearly three months ago, San Diego-based Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ: KTOS) announced plans to sell ...
  99. Crawford & Co. Searches for New CEO

    August 27, 2015
    Recent volatility in the stock market makes this a particularly bad time for any company to be without a leader. Yet that's ...
  100. Biogen And Gilead Sciences Catch The Eye Of Short Sellers

    August 27, 2015
    Between the July 31 and August 14 settlement dates, the number of shares short in the leading biotech and emerging pharmaceutical ...
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