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  1. U.S Companies are Hoarding $1.7 Trillion in Cash

    August 22, 2016
    Apple, Microsoft, Oracle and other U.S. companies are hoarding billions of dollars in cash. Here's a look at what they do ...
  2. Pfizer Acquires Medivation for $14 Billion (PFE, MDVN)

    August 21, 2016
    Pfizer has agreed to pay $81.50 per share for Medivation, implying a premium value compared with the $52.50 offer made by ...
  3. A Look at Applied Materials Growth Potential (AMAT)

    August 21, 2016
    Analysts at JPMorgan raised their price target on Applied shares from $27 to $32, suggesting 8% additional premiums from ...
  4. Deere Stock Runs 14% Higher on Q3 Beat (DE)

    August 21, 2016
    Not only did Deere report third quarter earnings that crushed Wall Street's estimates, the company raised its outlook for ...
  5. Fitch Downgrades Turkey’s Outlook to Negative (TUR)

    August 21, 2016
    Turkey is one step closer to losing its all-important investment grade credit rating. How long can it hold on?
  6. There's 21% Upside in Cisco Shares: Analysts (CSCO)

    August 21, 2016
    The upgrade represents a 21% premium on Cisco's closing price of $30.53.
  7. Will Natural Gas Perform Like Oil? (UNG, XLE)

    August 21, 2016
    Oil is in a bull market. Will natural gas prices follow or are both headed for a near-term correction?
  8. Syngenta Stock Rises After ChemChina Deal Is Given the Green ...

    August 21, 2016
    ChemChina will be acquiring the Swiss pesticide and seeds manufacturer for $43 billion. The companies expect the deal to ...
  9. Einhorn's Greenlight Shifts Positions (M, AAPL)

    August 21, 2016
    The second quarter saw David Einhorn eliminating his stake in Macy's while adding significantly to GM.
  10. Pershing Square Cuts Positions to Fight Losses (VRX, ZTS)

    August 21, 2016
    Bill Ackman's fund, attempting to deal with significant losses, cuts positions in major stakes.
  11. Trian Exits Long-Standing Tiffany Position (TIF, LM)

    August 21, 2016
    For the first time in almost 10 years, Trian Fund Management holds no stake in the jewelry store.
  12. Do mortgage lenders use FICO 8?

    August 21, 2016
    As more lenders employ the FICO 8 credit-scoring system, borrowers should be aware of how this may affect them..
  13. Will Brexit and Cheap Sterling Hurt M&A in the UK?

    August 21, 2016
    Britain's referendum to leave the European Union and a cheap pound sterling is having an impact on Britain's M&A industry.
  14. Traders Turn Bullish On Soft Commodities (SGG, JO)

    August 21, 2016
    Soft commodities, which are grown rather than mined, have been quietly making significant moves higher.
  15. Bank Profitability in the Era of Low Interest Rates

    August 20, 2016
    The "low-for-long" policy on interest rates presents a major challenge to bank profitability.
  16. How Negative Interest Rates Can Affect Consumers

    August 20, 2016
    Negative interest rates encourage banks to lend but not consumers to spend.
  17. Top 5 Auto Stocks of 2016 (TTM, GM)

    August 20, 2016
    Investors seeking exposure to the cyclical automotive industry can choose from stocks exhibiting a variety of characteristics ...
  18. Top 5 Housing Stocks of 2016 (TOL, DHI)

    August 20, 2016
    Discover what factors are supporting the housing market in 2016. Explore five housing stocks that are well positioned to ...
  19. General Electric Bets on a Coal Future (GE)

    August 19, 2016
    General Electric promoted nuclear energy for all of this past decade. Now it is pivoting future profits to coal.
  20. Big Sell-Off of Pfizer Amid Merger Collapse (PFE, AGN)

    August 19, 2016
    The collapse of the planned merger of Pfizer and Allergan triggered major waves in stock holdings among the country's top ...
  21. HBLAX, HQIAX, IHGIX, HGIYX: Hartford Funds for Retirement

    August 19, 2016
    Discover five mutual funds from The Hartford Funds that create a well balanced and profitable base for your retirement savings ...
  22. Druckenmiller Adds Energy Holdings to Portfolio (PEP, KO)

    August 19, 2016
    Druckenmiller's Duquesne Family Office makes investments in the energy and materials sectors while cutting back on consumer ...
  23. Yacktman Cuts Holdings, Maintains Long-Term Strategy (PEP, KO)

    August 19, 2016
    The asset management firm cuts down on nearly 30 positions but doesn't change its net number of holdings in the second quarter.
  24. 2016 Marijuana Stock Analysis (GWPH)

    August 19, 2016
    Though marijuana stocks face political headwinds, there is promising growth potential for 2016 and beyond.
  25. Top 5 Silver Stocks of 2016 (SLW, GPL)

    August 19, 2016
    Discover the silver stocks that are top performers mid-way through 2016 and that offer the highest potential for the remainder ...
  26. Top 5 Shareholders of Lockheed Martin (LMT)

    August 19, 2016
    Discover which active growth and income mutual fund managers are among the largest Lockheed Martin shareholders, and why ...
  27. EISMX: Eaton Vance's Highest Performing Fund

    August 19, 2016
    Find out about Eaton Vance's top performing fund , the Atlanta Capital SMID-Cap Fund, and why it ranks as one of the top ...
  28. VCSAX, FDFAX, RYCIX: Dividend-Paying Consumer Staples Funds

    August 19, 2016
    Learn about the consumer staples sector, including performance in 2016, and the top three high-yield dividend consumer staples ...
  29. VMMXX: Overview of Vanguard Prime Money Market

    August 19, 2016
    Find out if the Vanguard Prime Money Market Fund is a suitable choice for investing cash in today's low-interest-rate environment.
  30. DRIOX: Driehaus' Highest Performing Mutual Fund

    August 19, 2016
    Learn about Driehaus Capital Management's highest-performing fund since inception, the International Small Cap Growth Fund, ...
  31. PTRIX,FMSFX,VMBSX: Profiting Off of Increased Mortgage Rates

    August 19, 2016
    Learn why mutual funds that invest in mortgage-backed securities (MBS) are worth a look for investors wanting to capitalize ...
  32. DSEEX, PXTIX: Smart Beta Mutual Funds vs. Smart Beta ETFs

    August 19, 2016
    These two smart beta mutual funds offer potential, but are their ETF counterparts a better option?
  33. Stocks Trade Sideways as FOMC Hints at Rate Hike (SPY, DIA)

    August 19, 2016
    Major stock market indexes were mixed over the past week after the Fed hinted solid job gains could justify an interest rate ...
  34. APGCX, ANAGX, ABTHX, AGDAX: Top AllianceBernstein Funds

    August 19, 2016
    Discover the four best mutual funds administered and managed by AllianceBernstein that invest in fixed income securities ...
  35. HHBUX: Hancock Horizon's Highest-Performing Mutual Fund

    August 19, 2016
    Discover the Hancock Horizons Burkenroad Small Cap Fund, a unique fund that invests in companies located in the Gulf Coast ...
  36. VTSMX, VGTSX: Portfolio Making with Vanguard Mutual Funds

    August 19, 2016
    Find out how to construct the ideal investment portfolio utilizing Vanguard's tools, resources and the company's low-cost ...
  37. Jet.com’s Discount Tech a Driver of Walmart’s Buy (WMT, AMZN)

    August 19, 2016
    Wal-Mart's blockbuster purchase of Jet.com was driven in large part by the start-up's discounting technology.
  38. T. Rowe Price Sues Valeant Pharmaceuticals For Fraud (TROW, VRX)

    August 19, 2016
    T. Rowe Price has launched a lawsuit against Valeant Pharmaceuticals, claiming it committed fraud that cost it and other ...
  39. Ericsson's Chairman Faces a Shareholder Revolt

    August 19, 2016
    Major shareholders are lobbying to oust Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) Chairman Leif Johansson, according to a recent report in ...
  40. Best Buy Celebrates 50 Years with 50-Hour Sale

    August 19, 2016
    While its still a major question as to whether Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) will make it to its 60th birthday, the retailer has ...
  41. 4 Reasons Why Financial Advisors Should Use Fintech

    August 19, 2016
    Discover four reasons why financial advisors should adopt the innovative solutions offered through fintech companies, including ...
  42. Who Is Driving Pfizer's Management Team? (PFE)

    August 19, 2016
    Pfizer Inc.'s management team is led by Ian C. Read, Frank D'Amelio and Freda C. Lewis-Hall, all veterans with decades of ...
  43. T-Mobile, Sprint Debut Dueling Unlimited Deals

    August 19, 2016
    During the surprise media event introducing his company's new unlimited data plans, T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) CEO John Legere ...
  44. Apple Plan for Carrier Watch Delayed (AAPL)

    August 19, 2016
    Apple's plans to unveil a Apple Watch that talks to cellular networks instead of the iPhone has hit some challenges that ...
  45. Lockheed Martin's Top Competitors (LMT)

    August 19, 2016
    Find out which companies are considered defense giant Lockheed Martin Corporation's biggest competitors and how their stock ...
  46. T-Mobile U.S. and Sprint Revamp Unlimited Data (TMUS, S)

    August 19, 2016
    Aiming to lure customers, T-Mobile and Sprint launched new unlimited data plans.
  47. Drama at Viacom Is Ending as Redstones Oust CEO

    August 19, 2016
    Viacom's (NASDAQ: VIA) (NASDAQ: VIAB) board has reportedly approved a settlement with majority shareholder Sumner Redstone ...
  48. Activist Pushes Buffalo Wild Wings to Refranchise

    August 19, 2016
    Chicken wings and beer outfit Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) needs to get a clue, according to activist investment firm ...
  49. Top 5 Drug Stocks of 2016 (ABBV, JNJ)

    August 19, 2016
    Discover analyses of the top five drug stocks, and learn why investors should consider these stocks due to the stocks' attractive ...
  50. The Top Corporate Investment Grade Bond ETF (LQD)

    August 19, 2016
    Investors who intend to increase exposure to US corporate investment grade bonds may have an interest in the highly liquid ...
  51. How SoundCloud Makes Money (SNE)

    August 19, 2016
    SoundCloud’s income and cash inflow streams have expanded to include advertising, user subscriptions, content uploader subscriptions ...
  52. Behind Disney's 240% Rise in 10 Years (DIS)

    August 19, 2016
    DIS stock returned 240% from July 2006 to July 2016, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index grew 75.5%.
  53. Performance Update: High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG)

    August 19, 2016
    The major High Yield Bond ETF (HYG) is an interesting option for investors seeking liquidity and broad exposure to US corporate ...
  54. Louisiana Works to Protect Energy Infrastructure (COP, CVX)

    August 19, 2016
    Supported by oil industry, the state is taking aggressive measures to contain the imminent threat of damage to its energy ...
  55. Has Lowe’s Hit a Speed Bump? (LOW,HD)

    August 19, 2016
    Lowe's stock fell after disappointing second quarter quarter results. Has it hit a speed bump or will the dive continue?
  56. XRT vs. RTH: Which is the Better Retail ETF?

    August 19, 2016
    One of these retail ETFs is more popular than the other but which is the better bet?
  57. Deflation & Inflation:Supermarkets vs. Restaurants

    August 19, 2016
    Is a widening gap in price differential at supermarkets and restaurants the beginning of a trend?
  58. American Apparel Finally Up For Grabs (APPCQ)

    August 19, 2016
    Though American Apparel continues to struggle, its ‘Made In America’ appeal with recent steps to revamp business can make ...
  59. Intel and AT&T Strike New Alliance (INTC, T)

    August 19, 2016
    Intel will provide AT&T with unique chip technologies, helping the telecommunications company stay competitive in an evolving ...
  60. WWE Suspends 3 Wrestlers for "Wellness Violations"

    August 19, 2016
    A trio of World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE: WWE) stars will be sitting out the next month after running afoul of the ...
  61. Emerson Buys Pentair Unit for $3.15 Billion

    August 19, 2016
    Emerson Electric (NYSE: EMR) will soon be a larger company thanks to a deal it's reached with U.K.-based water-technology ...
  62. Target Sales Hit by Weak Demand for Apple Products (AAPL, TGT)

    August 19, 2016
    Declining demand for Apple products is emerging as one of the major factors for recent revenue declines reported by retailers ...
  63. A Look Into Creating a Trust Fund With ETFs (VCIT, SDIV)

    August 19, 2016
    Learn the basics of how a trust works and the two most common types. Discover how to use ETFs to fund a trust and the different ...
  64. Is the Affordable Care Act Failing?

    August 19, 2016
    Another big insurer has pulled out of Obamacare-mandated insurance exchanges. As competition dwindles, will healthcare reform ...
  65. Can Crude Oil’s Bull Market Run Continue? (USO, XOM)

    August 18, 2016
    Since hitting a low of $41.51 a barrel on August 2, Brent rallied 23% to hit a high of $51.22 earlier on Friday.
  66. Viacom and Redstone Reach Settlement (VIA)

    August 18, 2016
    The tussle between media mogul Sumner Redstone and Viacom Inc. (VIA) CEO Philippe Dauman has come to the end.
  67. Hormel Foods Reports Q3 Earnings, Rev Beat (HRL)

    August 18, 2016
    The maker of Spam canned meat reported third quarter fiscal 2016 earnings results that beat Wall Street estimates on both ...
  68. Wal-Mart Stock Makes New 52-Week High on Q2 Beat (WMT, TGT)

    August 18, 2016
    Wal-Mart's results not only affirm that the consumer is alive and healthy, they suggest Target's struggle is its own to deal ...
  69. PRDGX, PRSIX, TRREX: T. Rowe Price Funds for Income Seekers

    August 18, 2016
    Find out which T. Rowe Price mutual funds to use to create a diversified income portfolio for current income, income growth ...
  70. Amazon Sells Phones With Ads on the Cheap (AMZN)

    August 18, 2016
    Amazon.com Inc. is getting back into the mobile phone market, subsidizing two phones in exchange for customers viewing ads. ...
  71. Apple Enthusiasts May Wait a Week More for iPhone 7 (AAPL)

    August 18, 2016
    A new report claims that the latest edition of Apple's smartphones will hit retail stores on Sept. 23, instead of Sept. 16. ...
  72. FTBFX, VBMFX, MWTRX, NEFRX, DODIX: Top 5 Core Bond Funds

    August 18, 2016
    Learn about mutual funds that are appropriate for core bond holdings. Read about how the expense ratios for mutual funds ...
  73. Hyundai and Google Seek Closer Collaboration (GOOG)

    August 18, 2016
    Hyundai ditches its stand-alone strategy to play catch up with industry leaders nudging into the disruptive autonomous vehicle ...
  74. Applied Materials Surge on Q3 Beat, Guidance (AMAT)

    August 18, 2016
    Applied Materials is benefiting from a well-executed strategy that's driving growth in all of its business segments.
  75. AQMNX, ASANX, QSPNX: Top 3 AQR Alternative Investment Funds

    August 18, 2016
    Discover AQR funds, and learn about three of its top alternative investment strategy mutual funds based on assets under management ...
  76. MLDAX, MAPPX, CPOAX: Top Morgan Stanley Funds for Retirement

    August 18, 2016
    Learn how to use mutual funds from Morgan Stanley to create a high-growth retirement savings portfolio with global diversification.
  77. BCSSX, JGMAX, PRNHX: Overview of Small-Cap Growth Funds

    August 18, 2016
    Discover three small-cap growth mutual funds for bull and bear markets with a complete summary of each fund's management, ...
  78. VWAHX, VWEHX, VWITX: Top Vanguard Fixed Income Funds

    August 18, 2016
    Discover analyses of three Vanguard fixed-income funds that have historically outperformed their benchmark indexes, and learn ...
  79. The Rise of Local Smartphone Vendors in China (AAPL)

    August 18, 2016
    China's smartphone market is getting more and more competitive with the fast rise of local vendors.
  80. Q2 Highlights Diverse Opinions on Apple (AAPL)

    August 18, 2016
    Though the tech giant has been continuing to see success in recent months, several major hedge funds sold off large quantities ...
  81. Who is Driving Microsoft's Management Team

    August 18, 2016
    Microsoft’s transition to the cloud infrastructure and services business has the company’s leadership in the forefront of ...
  82. Illumina Closes Slightly Up on Takeover Reports

    August 18, 2016
    It seems that DNA sequencing company Illumina (NASDAQ: ILMN) might be in play. Citing an individual "claiming to have knowledge ...
  83. Harley-Davidson Reaches Settlement With EPA

    August 18, 2016
    Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) is making nice with the Environmental Protection Agency. Starting next week, the company has ...
  84. FSDIX, VDIGX, FEQTX, VEIPX: Top Dividend Paying Equity Funds

    August 18, 2016
    Discover five of the best dividend-paying mutual funds that primarily invest in U.S. equities, and learn about the characteristics ...
  85. Steve Cohen's Point72 Buys Amazon in Q2 (AMZN, WMT)

    August 18, 2016
    Besides a big bet on the online retailer, Cohen also invested in KAR Auction Services, Tesoro and more.
  86. WLTAX, IBNAX, WLGAX, IVDAX: Ivy Funds for Retirement

    August 18, 2016
    Discover four Ivy Funds for diversification of retirement savings. Create a conservative and profitable portfolio using award-winning ...
  87. Top 5 Schwab ETFs of 2016

    August 18, 2016
    Schwab's strategy of offering funds with low expense ratios has attracted significant assets to its five largest exchange-traded ...
  88. Hedge Fund Confidence in Stocks Improves in Q2 (CHTR, MS)

    August 18, 2016
    After a sell-heavy Q1, leading hedge funds have shifted to a more confident approach to stocks, but there is still room to ...
  89. UFPIX, UVPIX, BLSIX: Top Funds to Short Emerging Markets

    August 18, 2016
    Explore the best mutual funds for shorting equities in emerging markets, with strategies that include double leverage and ...
  90. How the Lane Bryant Credit Card Works: Benefits & Rewards

    August 18, 2016
    As with most cards, those who use it the most receive the most rewards, but be aware that carrying a balance incurs some ...
  91. FSANX,FBALX,FGBLX,FDYSX: Fidelity Balanced Allocation Funds

    August 18, 2016
    Find out about the five balanced allocation mutual funds that Fidelity Investments offers for investors with moderate levels ...
  92. FLPSX: Overview of Fidelity Low-Priced Stock Fund

    August 18, 2016
    Get an overview of the Fidelity Low-Priced Stock Fund, including the fund's investment philosophy, performance history and ...
  93. Top 6 Companies Owned by Alibaba (BABA)

    August 18, 2016
    The giant Chinese conglomerate shows no signs of slowing down its acquisition tear. Here are some of the more noteworthy ...
  94. VISVX,DFFVX,DTMVX,TRBIX: Top US Small Cap Value Index Funds

    August 18, 2016
    Find out which index mutual funds do the best at investing in small-cap value stocks for higher potential returns at the ...
  95. Private Prison Stocks Hammered by DoJ Phase-Out (CXW, GEO)

    August 18, 2016
    The Department of Justice is taking steps to end its use of private prison contractors, which sent their stocks down nearly ...
  96. DOSIX: Dreyfus's Highest Performing Funds Since Inception

    August 18, 2016
    Learn more about one of Dreyfus' best performing funds, the Dreyfus Opportunistic U.S. Stock I Fund and how it has performed ...
  97. Top 5 Wind-Power Stocks of 2016

    August 18, 2016
    Investors considering wind-power stocks should note the risks of OTC investing, as most wind-turbine manufacturers are not ...
  98. CHNCX, FLFAX, MALTX: Funds to Avoid With a Strong Dollar

    August 18, 2016
    Learn about the risks involved with investing in emerging markets that are affected by a strong U.S. dollar. Discover three ...
  99. MFECX,MEIAX,DIFAX,DVRLX: 4 Top MFS Mutual Funds

    August 18, 2016
    Discover the four best mutual funds offered by MFS Investment Management that offer investors a cost-efficient way to get ...
  100. Top 5 Mining Stocks of 2016

    August 18, 2016
    Mining stocks have performed strongly in the first half of 2016 as commodity prices have improved. These five stocks are ...
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