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  1. Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of United Technologies (UTX, VTSMX)

    March 20, 2016
    Learn about the five largest mutual fund investors in United Technologies. Discover an actively managed large-cap fund that ...
  2. FRESX: Overview of Fidelity Real Estate Investment Fund

    March 19, 2016
    Learn about the Fidelity Real Estate Investment Port including its investment philosophy, management, investment performance, ...
  3. FOCPX: Overview of Fidelity OTC Portfolio Fund

    March 19, 2016
    Learn about the Fidelity OTC Portfolio mutual fund, how the fund uses active management and the combination of smaller and ...
  4. Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV, VPMCX)

    March 19, 2016
    Discover the five largest mutual fund investors in Southwest Airlines common stock. One actively traded fund has Southwest ...
  5. Wells Capital Management: Investment Manager Highlight (WFC)

    March 19, 2016
    Read about Well Fargo & Company's institutional asset management subsidiary Wells Capital Management, a firm with over $348 ...
  6. The 5 Highest Paid Executives in the Industrials Sector (GE, ...

    March 19, 2016
    Learn which executives of the most successful and iconic companies in the industrials sector receive some of the highest ...
  7. VWINX: Overview of Vanguard Wellesley Income Fund

    March 19, 2016
    Learn the highlights of the Vanguard Wellesley Income Fund in this overview, including its investment objective, management ...
  8. Analyzing Chesapeake Energy's Return on Equity (CHK, COP)

    March 19, 2016
    Analyze Chesapeake Energy's ROE, and understand why declining revenues and mounting expenses have dropped the company's earnings ...
  9. VTIVX: Overview of Vanguard Target Retirement 2045 Fund

    March 19, 2016
    Learn about the Vanguard Target Retirement 2045 Fund, a mixed-allocation fund designed for mutual fund investors who plan ...
  10. Top 4 Mutual Fund Holders of General Electric (GE, VTSMX)

    March 19, 2016
    Discover the top four largest mutual funds owners of General Electric shares, and determine whether their portfolios can ...
  11. (VT) Vanguard Total World Stock Index ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 19, 2016
    Find out which of the world's most valuable companies hold the top five positions in the Vanguard Total World Stock Index ...
  12. (VPU) Vanguard Utilities ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 19, 2016
    Identify the five largest holdings in the Vanguard Utilities exchange-traded fund (ETF), and evaluate each company's performance ...
  13. Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of Seagate Technology PLC (STX, FLPSX)

    March 19, 2016
    Discover the top five largest mutual fund holders of Seagate Technology shares, and learn if their investment styles can ...
  14. (VOX) Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 19, 2016
    Watch the share price movements of Verizon and AT&T impact the Vanguard Telecommunication Services ETF as these two stocks ...
  15. (VNQ) Vanguard REIT ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 19, 2016
    Learn about the top five holdings of the Vanguard REIT exchange-traded fund (ETF), and evaluate each company's fundamentals ...
  16. Top 4 Mutual Fund Holders of AT&T (T, VTSMX)

    March 19, 2016
    Discover the top three largest mutual fund holders of AT&T shares, and learn how their investment portfolios could improve ...
  17. (VHT) Vanguard Healthcare ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 19, 2016
    Identify the top five holdings in the Vanguard Health Care exchange-traded fund (ETF), and evaluate each holding's business ...
  18. Cisco's 3 Most Profitable Lines of Business (CSCO)

    March 19, 2016
    Learn about the state of the technology sector, technology giant Cisco Systems and the company's three most profitable lines ...
  19. (VGT) Vanguard Information Technology ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 19, 2016
    Identify the top five holdings in the Vanguard Information Technology exchange-traded fund (ETF), and evaluate each company's ...
  20. Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of Schlumberger (SLB, DODFX)

    March 19, 2016
    Learn about the five largest mutual fund investors in giant oil services firm Schlumberger Limited.
  21. VGSTX: Overview of Vanguard STAR Fund

    March 19, 2016
    Take a closer look at one of Vanguard's more interestingly constructed mutual funds, the Vanguard STAR Fund, which is made ...
  22. VGHCX: Overview of Vanguard Health Care Fund

    March 19, 2016
    Find out about the Vanguard Health Care Fund in this fund overview, with information on investment performance and fund management.
  23. Top 3 Mutual Fund Holders of EMC Corp (EMC, DODGX)

    March 19, 2016
    Discover the top three largest mutual fund holders of EMC Corporation shares, and learn if their investment strategy can ...
  24. AMCPX: Overview of American Funds AMCAP Fund

    March 19, 2016
    Learn about the American Funds Amcap Fund, a large-cap growth fund from Capital Group, which is one of the nation's most ...
  25. Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of Monsanto Company (MON, AGTHX)

    March 19, 2016
    Discover the top five mutual fund investors in Monsanto Company's common stock. Learn how many institutional portfolios hold ...
  26. (VEU) Vanguard All World ex-US. ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 19, 2016
    Find out which large, multinational companies occupy the first five positions in the Vanguard All World ex-U.S. ETF based ...
  27. (VDC) Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 19, 2016
    Identify the five top holdings in Vanguard's Consumer Staples exchange-traded fund (ETF), and evaluate the financial position ...
  28. Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of Medtronic (MDT, VTSMX)

    March 19, 2016
    Learn about Medtronic plc's five largest mutual fund investors. Medtronic is one of the world's leading medical device and ...
  29. (VCR) Vanguard Consumer Discretionary ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 19, 2016
    Learn about the Vanguard Consumer Discretionary exchange-traded fund (ETF), and evaluate its top five holdings and their ...
  30. (XLP) Consumer Staples SPDR ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 19, 2016
    Discover the key holdings of the Consumer Staples Select SPDR Fund. Learn about the top five holdings and what their recent ...
  31. VBINX: Overview of Vanguard Balanced Index Fund

    March 19, 2016
    Find out about the Vanguard Balanced Index Inv in this fund overview, which includes highlights of its management, portfolio ...
  32. (VAW) Vanguard Materials ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 19, 2016
    Identify the top five holdings in the Vanguard Materials exchange-traded fund (ETF), and evaluate each company's fundamentals ...
  33. 4 Defensive ETFs Worth Your While (VHT, PGX)

    March 19, 2016
    Find out which top exchange-traded funds (ETFs) would be well worth your consideration when deploying a defensive investment ...
  34. UBS Asset Management: Investment Manager Highlight

    March 19, 2016
    Read about the investment management operations of UBS Asset Management, a global operation with $649 billion in assets under ...
  35. TRBCX: Overview of T. Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth Fund

    March 19, 2016
    Learn about the T. Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth Fund and its investment philosophy, portfolio composition, management, performance ...
  36. Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of Verizon (VZ, VTSMX)

    March 19, 2016
    Discover the top five largest mutual fund holders of Verizon Communications shares, and learn how their portfolio allocations ...
  37. Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of HP, Inc. Stock (HPQ, DODGX)

    March 18, 2016
    Discover the top 5 mutual fund investors in HP Inc., the computer and printer spinoff from Hewlett-Packard. Read about each ...
  38. FPURX: Overview of Fidelity Puritan Fund

    March 18, 2016
    Learn about Fidelity Investments' mutual fund offerings, collective long term performance, and read specific analysis of ...
  39. Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of General Motors Stock (GM, TM)

    March 18, 2016
    Discover which mutual funds own the largest positions in General Motors, and learn about the investment style and strategy ...
  40. Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of Best Buy (BBY, FDMLX)

    March 18, 2016
    Discover the top five largest mutual fund holders of Best Buy shares and learn about their investment styles to see if they ...
  41. Spotify Comes to Amazon Echo: Is This the End of Prime Music? ...

    March 18, 2016
    Why has Amazon partnered with a competitor to stream music through its Echo speakers?
  42. Painful but Necessary: Wal-Mart's Plan to Avoid Becoming the ...

    March 18, 2016
    Wal-Mart has been making massive investments to avoid the problems that K-Mart and Sears faced.
  43. Analyzing 3D Systems’ Return on Equity (DDD, SSYS)

    March 18, 2016
    Find out how 3D Systems' ROE has changed over time and how it compares to peers. How have profitability, asset turnover and ...
  44. The 5 Highest Paid Executives in The Financial Sector (JPM, C)

    March 18, 2016
    Learn who the highest paid executives in the financials sector are and how they became some of the most influential and powerful ...
  45. Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of Baxter Intl (BAX, VTSMX)

    March 18, 2016
    Discover the five largest mutual fund investors in Baxter International. Learn about an actively managed fund with industry ...
  46. Samsung Tests Next Generation of Virtual Reality

    March 18, 2016
    There is no escaping the hype surrounding the burgeoning virtual reality (VR) market these days. The much anticipated Oculus ...
  47. Manulife Asset Management: Investment Manager Highlight (MFC)

    March 18, 2016
    Read about Manulife Financial Corporation's global investment management unit, an operation with more than $300 billion in ...
  48. Top 4 Mutual Fund Holders of Delta Air Lines (DAL, VTSMX)

    March 18, 2016
    Discover the four largest mutual fund holders of Delta Air Lines shares, and determine if the holders' investment strategies ...
  49. DODBX: Overview of Dodge & Cox Balanced Fund

    March 18, 2016
    Discover how implementing bond exposure with equity exposure helps lead to outperformance and stability during times of financial ...
  50. SeaWorld to Free Willy, End Orca Shows

    March 18, 2016
    After years of controversy, theme park operator SeaWorld Entertainment (NYSE: SEAS) announced it will immediately end its ...
  51. Is This the End of the Line for Peabody Energy?

    March 18, 2016
    It feels like such a long time ago that Peabody Energy's (NYSE: BTU) then-chairman and CEO Gregory Boyce proclaimed the ...
  52. Top 3 Mutual Fund Holders of Procter & Gamble Stock (PG, VTSMX)

    March 18, 2016
    Discover the top three largest mutual fund holders of Procter & Gamble shares, and learn how their investment portfolios ...
  53. Apple Will ‘Loop Us In’ on a New, Tiny iPhone Monday (AAPL)

    March 18, 2016
    Apple's secretive "Let Us Loop You In" event on March 21 promises to unveil much, but the biggest surprise might not be what ...
  54. The 3 Biggest Industrials Stocks in the S&P 500 ETF (SPY, GE)

    March 18, 2016
    Learn which industrials stocks are featured most heavily in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF, and explore the benefits of ETF investing.
  55. FUSEX: Overview of Fidelity Spartan 500 Index Fund

    March 18, 2016
    Explore a detailed analysis of the Fidelity Spartan 500 Index Fund - Investor Class, learn about its investment strategy ...
  56. CAIBX: Overview of American Funds Capital Income Builder

    March 18, 2016
    Learn about the American Funds Capital Income Builder Fund, a world asset allocation fund from Capital Group that focuses ...
  57. 3 Popular Online Services That Were Once Free

    March 18, 2016
    With Flickr the latest online company announcing it will charge for content, here's a breakdown of other firms that have ...
  58. Top 4 Mutual Fund Holders of Morgan Stanley (MS, VTSMX)

    March 18, 2016
    Discover the top four largest mutual fund holders of Morgan Stanley shares, and learn if their investment strategy can help ...
  59. 3 Nasdaq-100 Stocks at or Near Monthly Buy Signals

    March 18, 2016
    Monthly Stochastics crossovers identify significant turning points where shareholder supply and demand can shift forcefully.
  60. Amazon Dash Button: Convenience for a Price (AMZN)

    March 18, 2016
    The Amazon Dash Button is a convenient but expensive way to reorder products. Frugal shoppers should stay away.
  61. Amazon is the New King of the Wal-Mart Effect (AMZN, WMT)

    March 18, 2016
    Amazon.com Inc is taking over where Wal-Mart Stores Inc left off—crushing the competition until it is the leader in retail.
  62. U.S. Companies Race to Borrow in Euros (KO, BRK-A)

    March 18, 2016
    U.S. companies are taking advantage of the low rates investment-grade euro-denominated bond investors demand, and now account ...
  63. Russia Says Oil Rally 'Unsustainable'

    March 18, 2016
    It is a quiet day in the markets after a week of important economic announcements. Stocks on both sides of the Atlantic edged ...
  64. Top 3 Mutual Fund Holders of Chevron Corp (CVX, VTSMX)

    March 18, 2016
    Discover the top four largest mutual fund holders of Chevron shares, and determine if their investment strategies can improve ...
  65. AIVSX: Overview of Investment Company of America Fund

    March 18, 2016
    Discover the American Funds Investment Company of America, a growth and income fund with an 80-plus-year history of providing ...
  66. Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of Salesforce.com (CRM, ORCL)

    March 18, 2016
    Discover Salesforce.com's five largest mutual fund investors and learn why it is important that four of those funds are actively ...
  67. Is FedEx a Buy After Strong Earnings?

    March 18, 2016
    The most favorable FedEx entry will come when it tests the March rally gap between 145 and 155.
  68. Top 3 Mutual Fund Holders of Alcoa (AA, FPACX)

    March 18, 2016
    Discover the top three largest mutual fund holders of Alcoa shares and learn if its investment strategy can help your portfolio.
  69. ChartAdvisor for March 18, 2016 (SPY, DIA)

    March 18, 2016
    A weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  70. (XLV) Healthcare SPDR ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 18, 2016
    Discover the top five stocks in the Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund, and learn if they can help power your portfolio ...
  71. 5 Popular Corporate Bond ETFs in 2016 (LQD, VCSH)

    March 18, 2016
    Discover the key metrics of the five most popular corporate bond ETFs, and how they can provide solutions for investors seeking ...
  72. State Street Global Advisors: Investment Manager Highlight (STT)

    March 18, 2016
    Read about the investment operations of State Street Global Advisors, an international investment giant with more than $2.2 ...
  73. Time Warner's Turner Launching Online Services

    March 18, 2016
    Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) has been at the forefront of companies distributing their cable network content direct to consumers ...
  74. Barrick Gold CFO Steps Down to a Strong Candidate

    March 18, 2016
    Barrick Gold (NYSE: ABX) is about to experience a big change in its executive suite. The Canadian mining company announced ...
  75. The Burger Wars Claim Yet Another Victim

    March 18, 2016
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) introduction of its all-day breakfast menu gets a lot of credit for its recent turnaround and the ...
  76. eBay Leverages Shyp Partnership to Woo Sellers

    March 18, 2016
    In some ways, eBay's (NASDAQ: EBAY) biggest rival is not another online retailer but the challenge of keeping sellers tied ...
  77. 21st Century Fox Testing Nielsen-Free Ad Sales

    March 18, 2016
    21st Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOX) (NASDAQ: FOXA) recently announced that it will start offering advertisers deals based on ...
  78. Charter, Time Warner Cable Looks to Be a Done Deal

    March 18, 2016
    It appears that Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) shareholders can finally exhale. After what has been a multi-year odyssey, ...
  79. The 5 Highest Paid Executives in the Healthcare Sector (AGN, ...

    March 18, 2016
    Discover who the highest paid executives in the health care sector are and how much they make, while the cost of health care ...
  80. Principal Global Investors: Investment Manager Highlight (PFG)

    March 18, 2016
    Learn about the investment operations of Principal Global Investors, the Principal Financial subsidiary with more than $36 ...
  81. Top 4 Mutual Fund Holders of Microsoft (MSFT, VTSMX)

    March 18, 2016
    Discover the top four largest mutual fund owners of Microsoft shares, and determine how their portfolios benefit from these ...
  82. (XLK) Technology SPDR ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 18, 2016
    Discover the top five largest technology holdings in the XLK technology ETF, and learn how these stocks may help power your ...
  83. Has Gilead Sciences Become a Value Stock? (GILD)

    March 18, 2016
    Combined with Gilead's 43-cent per share dividend that yields 1.90% annually, it's tough to not appreciate the attractive ...
  84. Oak Investment Partners: Investment Manager Highlight (ODP, DKS)

    March 18, 2016
    Learn about the operations of Oak Investment Partners, a private equity firm with 13 venture capital funds invested primarily ...
  85. Johnson & Johnson To Pay $502M Over Hip Implants (JNJ)

    March 18, 2016
    The jury's decision is the result of a two-month trial and is one of several (around 8,000 other cases) that are pending ...
  86. Adobe Jumps on Strong Earnings (ADBE)

    March 18, 2016
    With these current stock gains, not only is Adobe suddenly eying a new 52-week high, the company's bullish guidance may force ...
  87. Melon Capital Management: Investment Manager Highlight (BK)

    March 18, 2016
    Learn more about the investment management operations of Mellon Capital Management, a BNY Mellon subsidiary with over $329 ...
  88. 3 Popular Telecom ETFs in 2016 (VOX, IYZ, FCOM)

    March 18, 2016
    Identify three of the most popular exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in the telecommunication services sector, and evaluate the ...
  89. MacKay Shields: Investment Manager Highlight (AWF)

    March 18, 2016
    Get a look at the key executives and investment professionals who direct investing at the asset management firm of MacKay ...
  90. FAIRX: Overview of Fairholme Fund

    March 17, 2016
    Find out about the once high-flying Fairholme Fund along with information about its investment performance and its portfolio ...
  91. Analyzing ConocoPhillips’ Return on Equity (COP, XOM)

    March 17, 2016
    Analyze the return on equity (ROE) of ConocoPhillips, and understand how falling earnings and margins amid low oil prices ...
  92. Top 4 Mutual Fund Holders of Intel (INTC, VTSMX)

    March 17, 2016
    Discover which mutual funds own the largest stakes in Intel, and learn about the investment style and strategy of each of ...
  93. 5 Popular Utilities ETFs in 2016 (XLU, NEE)

    March 17, 2016
    Discover how the five most popular utilities ETFs for 2016 can add growth and income to your portfolio. Four of these utilities ...
  94. What's in Store at Apple's March 21st Event (AAPL)

    March 17, 2016
    Analysts expect a powerful and competitively priced 4-inch iPhone and a smaller, cheaper version of the iPad Pro at the tech ...
  95. Nike Unveils New Self-Lacing Shoe Technology

    March 17, 2016
    Is this the athletic shoe of the future? Nike (NYSE: NKE) is certainly hoping that is the case with its new HyperAdapt 1. ...
  96. The 3 Biggest Healthcare Stocks in the S&P 500 ETF (SPY, JNJ)

    March 17, 2016
    Discover the three biggest health care companies in the SPY ETF, and learn how they could power your portfolio performance ...
  97. J.C. Penney Needs a Customer Experience Turnaround

    March 17, 2016
    When you're barely performing better than Wal-Mart in customer service, all the financial wizardry that brought you back ...
  98. 3 Low-priced Stocks Set to Head Higher

    March 17, 2016
    These low-priced stocks can offer outstanding profits but higher risk needs to be managed aggressively.
  99. 5 Popular Real Estate ETFs in 2016 (VNQ, IYR)

    March 17, 2016
    Discover how the most popular real estate ETFs of 2016 can be used to generate capital gains, diversify portfolios and increase ...
  100. Qualcomm Opens Its VR Doors to Developers

    March 17, 2016
    By most accounts, virtual reality (VR) is expected to become a huge market in the coming months and years. One estimate ...
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