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  1. (IXN) iShares Global Technology ETF: Top 5 Holdings

    March 16, 2016
    Learn about the iShares Global Technology ETF and its portfolio's top five holdings, which are Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, ...
  2. Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of Activision Blizzard (ATVI, FOCPX)

    March 15, 2016
    Learn about Activision Blizzard and why its an attractive investment for mutual funds. Understand the funds with the five ...
  3. 5 Popular Tech ETFs in 2016 (XLK, AAPL)

    March 15, 2016
    Discover the five most popular technology ETFs for 2016, as measured by assets under management.
  4. Recent events may impact Icahn's portfolio (AAPL, AIG)

    March 15, 2016
    Recent Events Surrounding Apple Inc. (AAPL) and American International Group Inc (AIG) May Impact Carl Icahn's Hedge Fund
  5. This Is What Charles Koch's Portfolio Looks Like (AAPL)

    March 13, 2016
    Read about the business portfolio of Charles Koch, billionaire owner and chairman of Koch Industries and noted libertarian ...
  6. VGT Vs. SMH: Comparing Technology ETFs

    March 12, 2016
    Consider investing in a technology sector ETF as interest rates rise. Recent bearish trading activity brings bargains for ...
  7. How the Selfie Obsession Is Driving GoPro's Stock Price (GPRO, ...

    March 12, 2016
    Understand how the selfie craze has driven the performance of GoPro's stock up and down, and investigate what the future ...
  8. How Will Apple Pay and Google Wallet Affect PayPal’s Growth? ...

    March 12, 2016
    Find out what effect Apple and Google's entry into the fast-growing mobile payments market will have on longtime industry ...
  9. If You Had Invested Right After JPMorgan's IPO (JPM)

    March 12, 2016
    Find out how much your investment would be worth in 2016 if you had purchased 100 shares during JPMorgan's IPO, including ...
  10. J&J's Partnership with IBM Could Turn Profitable (JNJ, IBM)

    March 12, 2016
    Learn why Johnson & Johnson teamed up with IBM, and which patient mobile apps will be part of their medical data analysis ...
  11. What the Rumors are Suggesting About the iPhone 7

    March 11, 2016
    Speculation about the iPhone 7 is gaining pace ahead of the expected release in September 2016. We review some of the major ...
  12. Streaming Wars: Netflix Vs. Hulu Vs. Apple TV (NFLX, AAPL)

    March 11, 2016
    Discover the strengths and weaknesses of Netflix, Hulu and Apple TV and how subscribing to all three services can save money ...
  13. If You Love a Brand, Should You Buy Their Stock? (AMZN,NFLX)

    March 9, 2016
    Is there a correlation between brands consumers love most and the performance of their stocks?
  14. VEU Vs. VT: Comparing Global Equity ETFs

    March 8, 2016
    Compare two of the most widely held ETFs, both offered by Vanguard, that provide investors broad exposure to the global equities ...
  15. The World's Top 10 Technology Companies (AAPL, GOOGL)

    March 8, 2016
    Learn about the top 10 technology companies in the world, their market values, exciting projects and recently released revenue ...
  16. 3 Volatile Technology Stocks for the Risk Taker (GOOGL, FB)

    March 8, 2016
    The tech sector has been experiencing a high degree of volatility. Learn about the top three technology stocks poised to ...
  17. Why JCPenney's Most Important Asset Is Its Management Team (JCP, ...

    March 8, 2016
    Find out why JCPenney's management team is the company's most valuable asset and how it has brought the company back from ...
  18. The Top 5 Positions in Ken Fisher's Portfolio (AMZN, LQD)

    March 7, 2016
    Pay attention to whether Amazon.com, Inc. remains the top holding of Fisher Asset Management despite a 27% share price drop ...
  19. What Thematic Dominance Among Mega-caps Means

    March 7, 2016
    The ranks of mega-caps are now dominated by U.S. companies and two broad sectors to an unprecedented extent. Should investors ...
  20. Top 5 Positions in Citigroup's Portfolio (C, SPY)

    March 7, 2016
    Learn about Citigroup, its 200 year corporate history backing innovation and progress, and the top five investments the bank ...
  21. BlackBerry's 2016 Outlook: Is It Time To Buy? (BBRY, AAPL)

    March 6, 2016
    Understand how the tumultuous change to BlackBerry's business affects the company's outlook in 2016, and find out whether ...
  22. Top 5 Positions in J.P. Morgan's Portfolio (JPM, SPY)

    March 4, 2016
    Learn about the top five holdings that JPMorgan Chase & Co. uses as a base for its $2.4 trillion investment portfolio.
  23. Apple and the DOJ Have Not Always Been at Odds.

    March 3, 2016
    Many view Apple's refusal to aid the FBI as a crusade by the tech titan against government surveillance. However, things ...
  24. Apple May Be Setting Up a Major Buy Signal (AAPL)

    March 1, 2016
    Apple may be getting ready to enter a new uptrend that tests the all-time high at 134.54.
  25. Buffett on Stocks and the FBI (IBM,KO,DOW,AAPL)

    February 29, 2016
    Investment legend Warren Buffett was interviewed by CNBC's Squawk Box Monday to discuss his investment firm's position on ...
  26. Top 5 Positions in Janus Capital Management's Portfolio (JNS, ...

    February 29, 2016
    Explore detailed analyses of the top five positions in Janus Capital Management's portfolio based on the company's September ...
  27. Analyzing Apple's Price & Profitability Ratios in 2016 (AAPL)

    February 29, 2016
    Analyze Apple's historical price and profitability ratios, and learn why these ratios make it an attractive investment in ...
  28. The Top 5 Positions in Credit Suisse's Portfolio (CS)

    February 28, 2016
    Take a look inside the in-house investment portfolio of Credit Suisse Bank and learn about the bank's top five stock holdings ...
  29. Apple: An Activist Investment Analysis (AAPL)

    February 28, 2016
    Learn about how activist investors have put pressure on Apple to return cash to its shareholders. Read about a proposal for ...
  30. Top 5 Positions in Goldman Sachs' Portfolio (GS, SPY)

    February 27, 2016
    Learn about Goldman Sachs Group, how the bank is facing the current economic climate, and the top five investments the bank ...
  31. Top 5 Positions in Fidelity's Portfolio (AAPL, FB)

    February 27, 2016
    Learn about Fidelity Investments, its long track record of success and embracing innovation, and the top five investments ...
  32. The 5 Best Performing Stocks in the Last 20 Years (GMCR, CELG)

    February 27, 2016
    Find out which six stocks have performed the best over the past 20 years, which industries generated the most growth and ...
  33. Top 5 Positions in Morgan Stanley's Portfolio (MS, SPY)

    February 27, 2016
    Learn about Morgan Stanley and the type of business it operates. Understand what makes up its portfolio as well as the top ...
  34. Top 5 Positions in Bank of America's Portfolio (BAC, SPY)

    February 26, 2016
    Learn about Bank of America and the top five investments the bank holds in its portfolio, backed in part by the firm's Merrill ...
  35. Top 5 Positions in David Einhorn's Portfolio (GLRE, AAPL)

    February 25, 2016
    Learn about the five top holdings in super-star hedge fund manager and famed short seller David Einhorn's portfolio and how ...
  36. Foxconn Delays Sharp Acquisition (AAPL)

    February 25, 2016
    Yesterday evening, Sharp said that it accepted Foxconn's offer for its business. But, Foxconn said it needed more time to ...
  37. 5 Ways to Identify 2016 Dow Laggards

    February 25, 2016
    These five simple methods will sort 2016 Dow components into leader and laggard lists, allowing analysis of broader market ...
  38. Will FANG Become Toothless Tigers in 2016? (FB,AMZN,NFLX,GOOGL)

    February 24, 2016
    Based on analysts' 12-month target prices, last year's hottest stocks - Netflix and Amazon.com - are expected to gain 40% ...
  39. Analyzing Apple's Debt Ratios in 2016 (AAPL)

    February 23, 2016
    Discover detailed analyses of Apple's four debt ratios over quarterly and annual periods between 2014 and 2015, and learn ...
  40. Bill Gates, Majority of Americans: Unlock iPhone

    February 23, 2016
    Bill Gates has come out in support of the FBI's position in its battle with Apple Inc. over unlocking an iPhone owned by ...
  41. Analyst Assures Apple Shares Will Remain Unscathed

    February 23, 2016
    Apple refuses to create backdoor iPhone technology but a top Wall Street analyst does not believe this will negatively impact ...
  42. The Economics of an iPhone (AAPL)

    February 23, 2016
    Discover the economics of the iPhone 6, and why Apple's leading handheld device is one of the most influential products in ...
  43. Apple, FBI Escalate Face-Off In Full Public View (AAPL)

    February 22, 2016
    Monday morning, Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook fired back again in the company's standoff with U.S. officials.
  44. How and Why the New iPhone Affects Micron (AAPL, MU)

    February 20, 2016
    Learn how Micron’s gains from Apple’s decision to boost the DRAM capacity of the iPhone 6s remain muted by Apple’s decision ...
  45. Apple's FBI Standoff Could Be Good Business (AAPL)

    February 19, 2016
    Apple is engaged in a public spat with the FBI over building a "backdoor" to iPhone. It could turn out to be a good business ...
  46. India's $4 iPhone (AAPL, F)

    February 19, 2016
    Ringing Bells, an Indian startup, has come out with a $4 smartphone reminiscent – very reminiscent – of the iPhone. Too good ...
  47. Why is this hedge fund mogul fleeing tech?

    February 19, 2016
    Trade Like Larry Robbins: Apple Inc. (AAPL), Alphabet Inc (GOOGL), and eBay Inc (EBAY)
  48. Google Is Banning Flash, but That's A-OK (GOOGL, ADBE)

    February 18, 2016
    Why everyone dumping Flash for HTML5 is a good thing for Adobe.
  49. Apple's $12 Billion Bond Issue Meant to Boost WACC

    February 17, 2016
    Apple, Inc. announced that it would issue $12 billion in corporate bonds to the public in order to return profits to shareholders ...
  50. Apple CEO Contests FBI Court Order to Unlock iPhone (AAPL)

    February 17, 2016
    This ruling, considered the first of its kind, extends the tug-of-war between corporate stances on digital privacy and national ...
  51. Is It Time For the Next Apple Watch? (AAPL)

    February 16, 2016
    To the extent watch sales stem market concerns about Apple's iPhone weakness, the new watch would have arrived just in time.
  52. The Most Followed Stocks on StockTwits (NFLX, FB)

    February 13, 2016
    Learn about the five most-followed stocks on StockTwits and how the site provides users with unique social insights for investing.
  53. If You Had Purchased $100 of Apple in 2002 (AAPL)

    February 13, 2016
    Discover just how much money an investor could have made with only a $100 investment in Apple Inc. stock initiated in 20 ...
  54. Is It Time To Sell Technology Stocks? (LNKD, AAPL)

    February 11, 2016
    Technology stocks have taken a drubbing in recent days. Is it time to sell them?
  55. Apple's Endgame in Giving Schools Free Stuff

    February 10, 2016
    Technology has the potential to rebuild the future and the fortunes of businesses. Apple Inc. seems to have realized it.
  56. Regulators to Google: Robot You Can Drive My Car (GOOG, GOOGL)

    February 10, 2016
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has helped resolve these concerns. In a letter to Alphabet's core ...
  57. Will Apple's New Corporate Cloud Strategy Bear Fruit? (AAPL, ...

    February 9, 2016
    With some $216 billion in cash on its balance sheet, Apple can afford tons of talent, if not buy its way into the cloud via ...
  58. Top 5 Stocks Traded in the U.S. (GE, BAC)

    February 9, 2016
    Learn about the top stocks traded in the United States in terms of average daily trading volume: GE, Apple, Bank of America, ...
  59. An Apple a Day Keeps the Losses Away? (AAPL)

    February 9, 2016
    The market seems to have forgotten about Apple's iPhone weakness in favor of its cash and the safety that comes with it.
  60. 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.
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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.
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. Seven Sustainable Retail Dividends

    February 2, 2016
    Seven retailers which pat sustainable dividends when examining both the companies' payout ratios and free cash flows.
  66. 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.
  67. 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 ...
  68. Alphabet Earnings Beat Expectations (GOOGL, AAPL)

    February 1, 2016
    Alphabet's earnings crush analysts' expectations; now bigger than Apple?
  69. 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.
  70. 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, ...
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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 ...
  75. 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 ...
  76. Will the Fed Raise Rates Today?

    January 27, 2016
    Pity the Fed.
  77. 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. ...
  78. 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.
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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 ...
  81. 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.
  82. 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 ...
  83. How BlackRock Became a Mammoth Asset Manager

    January 26, 2016
    The rise and continued growth of BlackRock, the world's largest investment firm.
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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 ...
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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 ...
  88. 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, ...
  89. Apple's iPhone Troubles Continue

    January 21, 2016
    A prominent analyst cut iPhone sales estimates again. Should investors be worried?
  90. 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? ...
  91. 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 ...
  92. 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 ...
  93. 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 ...
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. 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 ...
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. 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, ...
  100. 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?
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