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  1. Apple's Smartphone Share Declines In The U.S. (AAPL)

    February 8, 2016
    A report by analytics and measurement firm Comscore spells out more bad news for Apple.
  2. What Does the Fire Monkey Mean for Your Portfolio?

    February 5, 2016
    The Chinese new year this year corresponds to the monkey, a quick-witted, playful, tricky figure that means well but has ...
  3. Apple Loses To VirnetX In Patent Case

    February 5, 2016
    Apple, Inc. loses a patent case to VirnetX Holding Corporation and needs to cough up $625 million.
  4. VirnetX Stock Surges 50% on Apple Patent Win (VCH, AAPL)

    February 5, 2016
    For VirnetX, this win secures a lifetime worth of work, given that its patents and IP can be leveraged to grow future sales ...
  5. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Qualcomm Stock (QCOM, BRCM)

    February 2, 2016
    Understand the long-term fundamental risks related to investing in Qualcomm stock, and how financial ratios also play into ...
  6. Seven Sustainable Retail Dividends

    February 2, 2016
    Seven retailers which pat sustainable dividends when examining both the companies' payout ratios and free cash flows.
  7. Governments Ask Tech Giants to Join War on ISIS

    February 2, 2016
    In the US and Israel, governments have asked their respective nations' tech industries to help in the war against ISIS.
  8. Alphabet Is Now Bigger Than Apple

    February 2, 2016
    I don't see a reversal happening in GOOGL stock, especially with Alphabet management more motivated to maintain their market ...
  9. Alphabet Earnings Beat Expectations (GOOGL, AAPL)

    February 1, 2016
    Alphabet's earnings crush analysts' expectations; now bigger than Apple?
  10. DJI, China's Drone Maker: "The Apple of Drones"?

    February 1, 2016
    We examine how this visionary company has managed to ruffle a few feathers and take over 70% of the drone market.
  11. FCC Looks to Disrupt the Cable Set-Top Box Market

    January 29, 2016
    With the traditional set-top box lacking multifunction features such as automation, unlike the AppleTV, PlayStation or Xbox, ...
  12. Financing iPhones: The Next Apple Move (AAPL)

    January 29, 2016
    Look at how Apple's plan to finance the purchase of new unlocked iPhones will impact choices of carriers as well as profits ...
  13. Will Alphabet overtake Apple as No.1?

    January 29, 2016
    With the difference in market cap between Apple and Alphabet at only $13.5 billion as of January 28, 2016, Alphabet appears ...
  14. Would An Apple REIT Spin-Off Make Sense?

    January 28, 2016
    The following is an exclusive thought piece from . A REIT that includes Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) retail stores seems like ...
  15. AAPL and MCD Earnings Steal the Show

    January 28, 2016
    Analysts weighed in on Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) after both companies posted earnings ...
  16. Is Apple Performing Well in Asia? (AAPL)

    January 27, 2016
    Discover the factors behind Apple's poor performance in Asia and what it is trying to do to gain a foothold in China for ...
  17. Will the Fed Raise Rates Today?

    January 27, 2016
    Pity the Fed.
  18. How Will Apple Perform in 2016?

    January 27, 2016
    Apple's reputation and reality have been two different things over the past year. Investors should take notice going forward. ...
  19. Apple Earnings Miss on Revenue, iPhone Sales Flat

    January 27, 2016
    For now, the market seems lukewarm about the results, suggesting that investors expected much worse.
  20. Is Smaller Better? In the Chip Sector, Yes: TSM

    January 27, 2016
    One of the world's biggest semiconductor manufacturers, one you might never have heard of, creates products you use every ...
  21. The World's Top 10 Hardware Companies (AAPL,IBM)

    January 27, 2016
    Learn more about the companies leading the way in the hardware industry and how some are riding the coattails of giants such ...
  22. Apple's First-Quarter Results: The Mother of All Earnings

    January 26, 2016
    The fact that the market as a whole is becoming more realistic about Apple's growth can benefit the company long term.
  23. Apple Earnings: iPhone vs the Global Economy

    January 26, 2016
    Analysts expect Apple to beat their expectations and report profits once again. But the more important question weighing ...
  24. How BlackRock Became a Mammoth Asset Manager

    January 26, 2016
    The rise and continued growth of BlackRock, the world's largest investment firm.
  25. 4 Ways Best Buy is Collaborating With Apple to Boost Revenue ...

    January 25, 2016
    Look at Best Buy's strong collaboration with Apple, including the rollout of the Apple Watch at all 1,050 Best Buy locations ...
  26. Apple Paid $1 Billion By Google For Default Search Status

    January 25, 2016
    This revenue-sharing agreement demonstrates the power of the iPhone and -- to some extent -- how dependent Google has become ...
  27. Can Oil Sink More? Experts Give Mixed Opinions

    January 25, 2016
    Plummeting oil prices are the gift that keeps on giving. Not. BlackRock's Larry Fink is among those who say we haven't hit ...
  28. 3 Consumer Stocks for Income Seekers in 2016 (AAPL, CALM)

    January 25, 2016
    Learn about the current environment facing consumer stocks and where to search for yield and capital gains within the consumer ...
  29. Have Apple's iCar Ambitions Run Too Fast?

    January 25, 2016
    With some $206 million in cash on Apple's balance sheet, why not just acquire Tesla, which has a market cap of $26 billion, ...
  30. Apple's iPhone Troubles Continue

    January 21, 2016
    A prominent analyst cut iPhone sales estimates again. Should investors be worried?
  31. The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Rise of the Machines

    January 20, 2016
    That guy from the Black Eyed Peas, a robot, and the prime minister of Canada walk into a ski chalet. What do they talk about? ...
  32. Stock and Flow Variables Explained: A Closer Look at Apple

    January 19, 2016
    The difference between stock and flow variables is an essential concept in finance and economics. We illustrate with financial ...
  33. Slicing and Dicing Apple's Growth in 2016

    January 19, 2016
    Despite healthy growth, slowing smartphone and tablet sales, as well as Apple’s already significant revenue levels suggest ...
  34. Why Apple Stock Might Have Reached Bottom

    January 18, 2016
    With analysts becoming more realistic about Apple's unit-shipment prospects, it's possible the stock might have bottomed ...
  35. Is Apple a Threat to Tesla's Electric Car? (TSLA, AAPL)

    January 15, 2016
    Look at Apple's plans to develop and build an electric car by 2019, and how that will impact Tesla's electric car, which ...
  36. 5 Best Stocks to Buy Your Kids (AAPL, FB)

    January 15, 2016
    Understand what someone should look for when deciding on stocks to buy for kids. Learn about the top five stocks to buy for ...
  37. The Top 5 Large Cap Technology Stocks for 2016 (FB, GOOG)

    January 14, 2016
    Discover the top five tech stocks to buy in 2016, or even before, including four blue-chip American giants and one Chinese ...
  38. Apple Music Plays a Familiar Tune

    January 13, 2016
    After the past couple of weeks, where Apple stock has been ravaged by a rash of negative headlines, this news should be music ...
  39. Apple's 3 Key Financial Ratios (AAPL)

    January 12, 2016
    Find out that even for Apple, not every financial ratio reveals all things positive, and how a particular ratio may point ...
  40. Apple Gets Emotional About Its Future

    January 11, 2016
    With some $206 billion in cash on the balance sheet, Apple is ready to deploy its capital not only to avert its stock decline, ...
  41. Why Apple Wants to Change Your Headphone Jack

    January 7, 2016
    Apple wants to say goodbye to the 3.5 mm headphone jack, so you should want to say good riddance, too, right?
  42. 3 Predictions for Apple in 2016 (AAPL)

    January 6, 2016
    Learn the top three predictions for Apple in 2016. See how share prices should be rebounding as Apple expands its reach into ...
  43. The Top 6 Dividend-Paying Technology Stocks for 2016 (IBM, STX)

    January 6, 2016
    Discover the top six dividend-bearing tech stocks for 2016, including some well-known companies and a few lesser-known stocks ...
  44. Apple's Stock Slides on Production Orders Cut

    January 6, 2016
    Apple is expected to cut its production orders for the latest models of iPhones by 30%. Is this peak slowdown in iPhone demand? ...
  45. The Top 10 Large Cap Stocks for 2016 (BCS, AAPL)

    January 5, 2016
    Discover the top 10 large-cap stocks that are expected to grow in 2016, with summaries and individual growth outlooks for ...
  46. Walmart Pay vs. The Competition (WMT, AAPL)

    January 5, 2016
    Although Walmart Pay has few competitors, it must improve its app or face pressure to accept better mobile payment services.
  47. 2 Reasons Apple Shares Will Rise in 2016

    January 5, 2016
    Apple has been down the road of despair and doubt before. Imagine had you picked Apple as a long-term investment two decades ...
  48. The Top 10 Technology Stocks for 2016 (AAPL, ARW)

    January 4, 2016
    Discover the top 10 technology stocks for 2016. Learn each company's outlook, investment rationale and price target for the ...
  49. The Perfect Moving Averages For Day Trading (AAPL)

    January 1, 2016
    5-, 8- and 13-bar simple moving averages offer perfect inputs for day traders seeking quick profits on the long and short ...
  50. Will Apple See Growth in 2016?

    December 31, 2015
    The entrepreneurial drive that is alive and well at Apple Inc.
  51. Apple, Facebook, and Amazon have big plans (AAPL, FB)

    December 29, 2015
    Apple, Facebook, and Amazon all expanded their offerings in 2015. What do they have in store for 2016?
  52. 2 Reasons Apple Will Remain Undervalued in 2016

    December 29, 2015
    While Apple stock may continue to be a safe haven for investors and mutual funds, it will likely also remain a great source ...
  53. VTI: Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF

    December 23, 2015
    Learn how the Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF provides an extremely diversified exposure to the entire universe of US securities ...
  54. 4 Popular Technology Stocks in 2015 (FB, NFLX)

    December 23, 2015
    Discover the four most popular tech stocks of 2015, including the well-loved purveyor of trendy and functional high-end electronics, ...
  55. Top 3 NASDAQ-Listed Stocks for 2016 (AAPL, GILD)

    December 23, 2015
    Learn about the top stocks listed on the NASDAQ for 2016. See how Netflix stock has risen dramatically in 2015 and could ...
  56. Falling Oil Prices Still a Danger to Stocks

    December 21, 2015
    On Friday, U.S. stock markets, as measured bythe Dow Jones Industrial Average, plunged by 370 points amid falling oil prices ...
  57. The Most Important Moving Averages For Investors (AAPL, TLT)

    December 18, 2015
    Investors focus on fundamental criteria to choose portfolio candidates but adding moving averages to their analysis will ...
  58. Is Apple's New COO Jeff Williams Heir Apparent?

    December 18, 2015
    Jeff Williams was promoted to become Chief Operating Officer, a position occupied by Tim Cook before he became CEO, at Apple ...
  59. Will Apple Crack China's Mobile Payments Market? (AAPL, BABA)

    December 18, 2015
    Apple and Samsung announced their entry into China's mobile payments market yesterday. Will they succeed in a market dominated ...
  60. Tracking Money Flow In The DJ Industrial Average (AAPL, MSFT)

    December 17, 2015
    Tracking Dow money flow allows market players to identify the index components most likely to produce reliable profits.
  61. The Top 5 Large-Cap Hardware Stocks for 2016

    December 16, 2015
    Learn the top five large-cap hardware stocks that are expected to grow in 2016, with a summary and expected growth opportunities ...
  62. Adjusting Holding Periods To Market Cycles (AAPL, GLD)

    December 16, 2015
    Holding periods should be established after analysis of market cycles, to determine the most advantageous timing for entries ...
  63. Apple Cuts the Cord on Live TV Plans (AAPL)

    December 16, 2015
    Apple wants a live-TV service, but the media companies aren't content to get paid less for content.
  64. The 3 Best Stocks to Buy and Hold and Never Let Go

    December 15, 2015
    Learn about the characteristics, qualities and reasoning behind stocks suitable for an investor interested in a buy-and-hold ...
  65. iPhone Will Drive Apple Growth for Years to Come (AAPL)

    December 14, 2015
    With the iPhone at about 65% of revenues and almost 75% of gross profits, I believe it will remain the key driver for Apple ...
  66. UBS and Aspiration Launch Sustainable Equity Fund

    December 14, 2015
    The Aspiration Redwood Fund began trading in November 2015 following a March registration for this socially conscious financial ...
  67. GoPro Surges on Apple Acquisition Talk

    December 11, 2015
    On Thursday, shares of GoPro Inc. rose by 11.5% after FBR analysts speculated that the company may be a potential acquisition ...
  68. Apple and Tesla Among Chinese Electric Car Winners

    December 7, 2015
    China is expected to become the world's largest electric car market this year. Which companies will benefit from the boom? ...
  69. Is Google Beginning to Lose Its Dominance in Search?

    December 5, 2015
    While Google remains king on the desktop, the migration to mobile threatens its leadership in search.
  70. Can Tim Cook Replace Steve Jobs? (AAPL)

    December 3, 2015
    Looks at the similarities and differences between current Apple CEO Tim Cook and his predecessor, the iconic and mercurial ...
  71. How To Outperform Warren Buffett Using Market Simulators (BABA, ...

    December 3, 2015
    That moment when you realize you just booked $108 million dollars in less than an hour: it puts butterflies in your stomach.
  72. The Top 5 Apple Shareholders (AAPL)

    December 1, 2015
    Learn about insiders and institutional investors with large positions in Apple. Read about Carl Icahn's activist campaign ...
  73. 8 Blue Chip Stocks with Low P/E Ratios

    December 1, 2015
    Discover why the price/earnings (P/E) ratio is important in determining the relative value of a stock and find out which ...
  74. Will Apple Partner With Samsung for OLED Screens? (AAPL)

    November 30, 2015
    It appears as though Samsung is in talks with Apple Inc. to supply the screens for the iPhone 8 perhaps in 2018.
  75. 3 Essential Facts About Cyber Monday

    November 30, 2015
    How did Cyber Monday come to happen? And, which is the surprise product on everyone's shopping list this year. This post ...
  76. Thanksgiving Sales Jump 24 Percent

    November 27, 2015
    This Thanksgiving, e-commerce retailers have special reason to be thankful.
  77. 'Super-Regional' Banks? Piper Jaffray Is Getting Into Them

    November 24, 2015
    Kevin Barker of Piper Jaffray initiated coverage on "super-regional banks" with a positive bias. Barker noted the banks ...
  78. How AT&T Evolved into a Mobile Phone Giant

    November 20, 2015
    A third of Americans use an AT&T mobile phone. How did it evolve from a state-sponsored monopoly, though antitrust and a ...
  79. Facebook M Wants to Outsmart Apple's Siri

    November 19, 2015
    Facebook recently launched its virtual assistant Facebook M recently. Can it beat Apple's Siri?
  80. Will Facebook's New App Leave Siri in the Dust? (AAPL, FB)

    November 18, 2015
    Currently Facebook is testing its new super intelligent virtual assistant, known as, "M". Can this new AI on the block dethrone ...
  81. Are the Brands Millennials Love a Good Buy? (NKE, AAPL)

    November 18, 2015
    Millennials make up a very big — and thus important —c onsumer generation. So if they love a brand, its stock is likely to ...
  82. Apple and the Battle for Streaming Music

    November 18, 2015
    Spotify, Apple, Youtube and Tidal are facing off for control of a vast market. What factors will determine who emerges as ...
  83. Goldman Says Apple Stock Will Double

    November 18, 2015
    Goldman Sachs is bullish on Apple and predicts that the company's stock will double in the next year.
  84. Apple Takes on Venmo With Possible Bank Deal

    November 12, 2015
    Cash might soon be history, if Apple Inc. has its way.
  85. Why All of the World's Top 10 Companies Are American (AAPL, GOOL)

    November 11, 2015
    The top 10 companies in the world by market capitalization are all American, but history shows that such dominance in the ...
  86. Is Apple TV Competing or Aligning With Netflix? (AAPL, NFLX)

    November 11, 2015
    Examine the issue of whether Apple will begin to develop original content and compete with Netflix, or if it will continue ...
  87. New Report Suggest Chinese iPhone Demand Sags in Q4

    November 11, 2015
    Ratings firm Credit Suisse lowered estimates for Apple's iPhone sales this quarter. China, which is increasingly becoming ...
  88. Apple Vs. Microsoft Vs. Google: How Their Business Models Compare ...

    November 10, 2015
    Learn about the different business models that have propelled Apple, Google and Microsoft to be the most valuable companies ...
  89. Analyzing Porter's Five Forces on Apple (AAPL)

    November 10, 2015
    Evaluate Apple's position in the marketplace by looking at it through the perspective of the Porter Five Forces Model for ...
  90. More Scare Than Action According to AAPL and BABA (AAPL, BABA)

    November 10, 2015
    We review how has China's economy slowed down considerably in the past six months, and how is affecting American companies. ...
  91. Should You Buy Apple Stock Right Now? Here's How to Decide (AAPL)

    November 9, 2015
    Find out how to analyze Apple stock. What factors should investors consider? Learn how to determine how much Apple shares ...
  92. How Does Apple Pay Work? (AAPL)

    November 9, 2015
    Discover why more businesses and smartphone users are opting to participate in Apple Pay, a new, revolutionary mobile wallet ...
  93. Margin Investing Gets A Bad Rap, But For The Thrill-Seeker, It's ...

    November 8, 2015
    Investing on margin can be profitable but it's a risky play that needs care.
  94. 3 Reasons Square Low-balled Its IPO Price

    November 6, 2015
    Payments startup Square priced itself at a significant discount to its private market valuation.
  95. 5 CEOs Who Returned to Save the Day (AAPL, GOOG)

    November 4, 2015
    Instead of toying with trial and error, many struggling companies have adopted a tried and true "founder knows best" strategy, ...
  96. Is Apple Overreliant on China? (AAPL)

    November 3, 2015
    Apple's fourth quarter was more sweet than sour. But will that story hold true next year if China suffers another stock shock?
  97. Samsung Vs. Apple: Comparing Business Models (AAPL, SSNLF)

    November 3, 2015
    Read an in-depth review of competing business models in the tech industry, including how Apple and Samsung are redefining ...
  98. We Finally Learn Why PayPal Was So Excited About Venmo

    November 3, 2015
    PayPal announced the release of "Pay With Venmo," which would allow customers to use Venmo at retailers almost as they would ...
  99. Wall Street Takes On Apple And Google

    November 2, 2015
    Will Wall Street halt Silicon Valley's disruption march through industries?
  100. Panera Trying to Catch Starbucks in Digital Realm (PNRA, SBUX)

    November 2, 2015
    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) has been a digital leader in pioneering the use of its app for in-store purchases and recently ...
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