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  1. How does a forward contract differ from a call option?

    July 29, 2015
    Find out more about forward contracts, call options, the mechanics of these financial instruments and the difference between ...
  2. Pandora Raises Forecast on Increased Ad Revenue

    July 28, 2015
    It appears the debut of Apple Music did not derail Pandora Media (NYSE: P). The streaming service had a strong second quarter, ...
  3. The Importance Of Office To Microsoft

    July 28, 2015
    The mobile and cloud revolution were expected to sound the death knell for the Office suite of products, but a new era is ...
  4. Apple’s Key Weaknesses

    July 27, 2015
    While it seems that Apple is at the top of its game, several weaknesses have emerged that the company needs to address if ...
  5. Is Apple's (AAPL) Selloff Justifiable or Panic?

    July 27, 2015
    Apple has minted millionaires over the past decade, but there is one current risk that might soon bring this to an end at ...
  6. No, Jet.com Is Not a Threat to Wal-Mart

    July 27, 2015
    Whether retail behemoth Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) can successfully gain traction with its turnaround remains to be seen, but ...
  7. 7 Companies That Pose a Threat to Apple

    July 27, 2015
    Samsung, Dell, Google and many others are chewing away at markets that Apple helped define.
  8. 3 Major Changes Resulting From Iran's Nuclear Deal

    July 24, 2015
    A deal to lift sanctions on Iran could go into effect in a couple of months. Where should investors look for opportunities ...
  9. Why Best Buy Failed in China

    July 23, 2015
    Best Buy entered China with much fanfare in 2006. The Minnesota-based retailer exited quietly last year. What went wrong? ...
  10. Can Amazon Echo Compete With Siri?

    July 23, 2015
    Amazon has introduced something totally new, Echo, and it has people wondering how this device stacks up against Apple’s ...
  11. The Battle Between Apple Watch & Luxury Watches

    July 21, 2015
    With prices starting at $10,000, will the 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition threaten luxury watch brands like Rolex and Cartier? ...
  12. Building An Effective Watch List

    July 21, 2015
    An effective watch list will uncover opportunities missed by other traders, fund managers and market timers.
  13. Exploring The Williams Alligator Indicator

    July 21, 2015
    Bill William’s Alligator Indicator provides a useful visual tool for trend recognition and deciding when to enter or exit ...
  14. How Patent Trolls Hurt Competition

    July 21, 2015
    Patent trolls are known to have a negative impact on the overall business ecosystem. Investopedia explores how.
  15. Google: Surging At An All Time High

    July 21, 2015
    Google's one-day rally by 16 percent has taken the stock to its all time high. Do the financials back it?
  16. Samsung Announces the Galaxy Tab S2

    July 20, 2015
    Samsung (NASDAQOTH: SSNLF) recently unveiled its new 8" and 9.7" Galaxy Tab S2 tablets. The company claims that the two ...
  17. Apple Watch: Upcoming Success or Clear Failure?

    July 20, 2015
    Demand for the Apple Watch was strong when it was first released but has since fallen off. Will demand pick up again or is ...
  18. Ericsson Tops Earnings Estimates

    July 17, 2015
    Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), the largest telecom equipment company in the world, recently topped analyst estimates on the top ...
  19. How Millennials and Baby Boomers Invest Alike

    July 16, 2015
    When it comes to investing Millennials and Boomers are more alike than you may think. Here's how.
  20. Fitbit: The New Darling of Wall Street

    July 14, 2015
    It was less than a month ago that Fitbit (NYSE: FIT) announced it had priced its initial public offering at $20 a share, ...
  21. Samsung Hopes to Get a Jumpstart on Apple

    July 13, 2015
    It has been a tough road of late for the once high-flying South Korean device manufacturer, despite introducing what many ...
  22. Why It Is Hard to Analyze American Capital Agency

    July 9, 2015
    Mortgage real estate investment trusts such as American Capital Agency (NASDAQ: AGNC) are not conceptually complicated companies ...
  23. Canaccord Lowers Android, Qualcomm, BlackBerry And China Smartphone ...

    July 8, 2015
    In multiple reports published Tuesday, Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley lowered his 2015 global smartphone estimates ...
  24. My Mini-IPO: The Reality of Equity Crowdfunding

    July 8, 2015
    Regulation A+, part of Title IV of the JOBS Act, has made equity crowdfunding a reality in the U.S. What does that mean for ...
  25. IBM's Big Data Push Goes Global

    July 7, 2015
    CEO Ginni Rometty continues to drive IBM's (NYSE: IBM) transition into new, fast-growing markets by aligning both personnel ...
  26. 3 Reasons FireEye Stock May Fall

    July 7, 2015
    Cybersecurity pioneer FireEye (NASDAQ: FEYE) has no dearth of market demand for its products, and investors have warmed ...
  27. Pros & Cons Of A Passive Buy And Hold Strategy

    July 7, 2015
    Forget market timing: we look at the pros and cons of the tried, tested, and true strategy of buying and holding stocks for ...
  28. 3 Key Numbers for Nuance Communications Investors

    July 1, 2015
    Nuance Communications (NASDAQ: NUAN), a provider of voice and language software, has seen its stock rise nearly 25% so far ...
  29. Is Breitburn Energy's Dividend Sustainable?

    June 30, 2015
    Income investors have had a rough year. Weak energy prices have taken a bite out of the cash flow of several of the energy ...
  30. Top Investment Ideas for Malls of the Future

    June 30, 2015
    How investors should be thinking about the mall of tomorrow.
  31. Vertex Approaches Its Make-or-Break Day

    June 30, 2015
    Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: VRTX) is circling in a holding pattern. But touchdown is going to be so spectacular that ...
  32. 3 Reasons Baidu Is Borrowing Money

    June 29, 2015
    How much money is enough? Some investors who are attracted to Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) on the merits of its top-heavy balance ...
  33. Why 78% Is Galena Biopharma's Magic Number

    June 29, 2015
    Have you ever had a feeling of deja vu? You know, that uncanny feeling that you're experiencing something you've been through ...
  34. Is a Bond Market Selloff Coming?

    June 29, 2015
    A big investment management company is concerned about bond market conditions and allocating more capital to cash. Should ...
  35. 4 Things to Watch When CalAmp Reports Earnings

    June 29, 2015
    It's that time again, CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) investors. The machine-to-machine communications specialist is scheduled ...
  36. 3 Lessons J.C. Penney Has Learned

    June 29, 2015
    J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) has a tough row to hoe when it comes to revitalizing its brand. In the process of doing so, its ...
  37. Who Are the Brains Behind Facebook?

    June 29, 2015
    These are the top people making Facebook what it is today.
  38. Wearable Tech Is Wowing The Market

    June 28, 2015
    A big week for wearable devices has helped lift the sector’s investing profile. To little surprise, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: ...
  39. How Will Whole Foods Finance Its "365" Stores?

    June 26, 2015
    As customers and competitors eagerly await new details of Whole Foods Market's (NASDAQ: WFM) concept stores aimed at millennial ...
  40. Apple’s New Business: Bonds

    June 26, 2015
    Apple and Oracle are using their massive cash piles to buy up corporate debt. With bond markets looking increasingly rickety, ...
  41. College Tuition vs. Investing: Is It Worth It?

    June 25, 2015
    With the rising cost of college and questionable career prospects awaiting college graduates, some are wondering if a college ...
  42. Top Emerging Fields in Mobile Technology

    June 24, 2015
    What's next on the horizon for mobile apps?
  43. BlackBerry: A Story Of Constant Success & Failure

    June 23, 2015
    BlackBerry's history of success and failure is demonstrated by extreme volatility in its stock price. Investopedia explores ...
  44. What A Tech Bubble Could Mean For The Economy

    June 23, 2015
    Are technology stocks in a bubble? And if so, what might the consequences be?
  45. When Will Google Get Its Mojo Back?

    June 22, 2015
    Google stock could play catch-up in coming years.
  46. Who Invented Apps For Smart Phones?

    June 22, 2015
    Mobile devices have radically changed how we communicate, conduct business, consume entertainment, and manage our lives, ...
  47. Is Etsy Stock Oversold?

    June 18, 2015
    Earlier this year, online marketplace Etsy went public at $16. As the stock skyrocketed as high as $35 during its first ...
  48. Trading the Mega Caps - AAPL, AMZN, GE and WFC

    June 16, 2015
    To trade or not to trade the high volume stocks of these massive companies at current price levels?
  49. Analyzing Alibaba Vs. Amazon Business Models

    June 12, 2015
    Learn how Alibaba and Amazon compare in terms of each company's applied business model, and understand the markets each company ...
  50. Strategies To Trade The Nasdaq Index

    June 11, 2015
    The Nasdaq is by far the best-known technology index in the world, and there are plenty of strategies to trade on the Nasdaq ...
  51. What Moves Apple's Stock Price?

    June 11, 2015
    The iPod, iPhone, and iPad propelled Apple stock to new heights. The Apple Watch is yet unproven. What will drive stock prices ...
  52. Why Is Silicon Valley A Startup Heaven?

    June 11, 2015
    Silicon Valley persists as a primary destination for tech startups. Investopedia explores why it is beneficial to start a ...
  53. Will J.C. Penney Ever Recover?

    June 11, 2015
    After a series of drastic missteps, J.C. Penney may finally be making a turnaround.
  54. Google Is Now Richer Than Over 100 Countries

    June 11, 2015
    Find out where Google ranks among the wealthiest nations of the world and which countries report GDP figures below the tech ...
  55. The Economics Of Solar Power

    June 11, 2015
    Even with the massive strides made in technological innovation, sustainable energy has failed to usurp traditional fossil ...
  56. Is Tesla Changing Its Business Model?

    June 10, 2015
    Tesla's new home battery system stores solar energy. With it, the luxury electric car maker is asserting itself as a green ...
  57. Comparing Impact Investing & Venture Philanthropy

    June 9, 2015
    Impact investing and venture philanthropy might be similar, but there are differences and one is more popular than the other ...
  58. Apple Will Market Perform With iPhone 6s

    June 8, 2015
    Historically, Apple’s S-cycles have had a lower year-over-year growth than non-S cycles, and the 6S cycle could see a slowing ...
  59. 3 Reasons GoPro Stock Could Rise

    June 8, 2015
    GoPro (NASDAQ: GPRO) stock has had an incredible run. Its 56% jump over the past three months was spurred by its stellar ...
  60. 4 Things Costco's Management Wants You to Know

    June 8, 2015
    On the final business day of May, Costco (NASDAQ: COST) reported its results for the three months ended May 10. Along with ...
  61. 3 Reasons CalAmp Stock Could Rise

    June 5, 2015
    Just more than a month ago, shares of CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) skyrocketed more than 30% in just two days after the company ...
  62. 3 Key Numbers Windstream Investors Must Know

    June 5, 2015
    Dividend investors have followed telecom stocks loyally for years as a source of reliable income, and rural telecom specialist ...
  63. An Unfortunate Fact About J.C. Penney's Stock

    June 5, 2015
    It's safe to say that J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) has, at the very least, a perception problem. According to the latest data ...
  64. What to Listen for When Lululemon Reports Earnings

    June 5, 2015
    Take a deep breath, lululemon athletica (NASDAQ: LULU) investors. Your favorite yoga-apparel specialist is set to announce ...
  65. 3 Reasons to Buy Philip Morris International Stock

    June 5, 2015
    Among international tobacco companies, Philip Morris International (NYSE: PM) is the best known in the U.S., with competitors ...
  66. Should Etsy Investors Fear Amazon's "Handmade"?

    June 5, 2015
    The fast-growing marketplace for buyers and sellers of crafted goods, Etsy , now boasts about 1.4 million active sellers ...
  67. Are These the Weirdest Jobs of the Decade?

    June 5, 2015
    If cubicle life has you down, maybe it's time to consider one of the decade's weirdest jobs.
  68. Why Whole Foods' Profits Are Poised to Skyrocket

    June 4, 2015
    Last month, shares of Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) fell a whopping 15% following the company's weaker-than-expected ...
  69. 3 Reasons to Buy Las Vegas Sands Stock

    June 4, 2015
    Most Americans think of Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) as the company that helped make the Nevada gaming capital the place ...
  70. Is Google Becoming A Monopoly?

    June 3, 2015
    Learn about whether Google is becoming a monopoly. Monopolies are considered undesirable because they prevent competition ...
  71. Why Tesla's Battery Business Has It On The Right Path

    June 3, 2015
    Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) started as a scrappy startup. The company struggled for some time, nearly went bankrupt ...
  72. How Amazon Competes With Google

    June 2, 2015
    Learn why Amazon is considered Google's most direct competitor, and discover the various areas where the two companies are ...
  73. Apple's Critical Acquisition, Google-Tesla Merger Debunked And ...

    May 30, 2015
    The final full week of May closed with a surprise acquisition, unexpected rumors and hints of things to come from the world's ...
  74. Apple's Secret Plan To Change Augmented Reality Is Finally Emerging

    May 29, 2015
    Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has acquired Metaio, a company that refers to itself as "pioneers in augmented reality (AR) and ...
  75. How Can The iWatch Affect Apple's Stock?

    May 28, 2015
    Given Apple’s enormous size today, can the iWatch have a meaningful impact on the company’s financials and ultimately poise ...
  76. 6 Stocks for Millennials (or Anyone)

    May 27, 2015
    Savvy Millennial investors looking for long-term winners should take a look at these stocks.
  77. The Top 6 Companies Owned By Apple

    May 25, 2015
    Let’s take a look at six of the more notable acquisitions that Apple has made over the years.
  78. Google Stock: A Tale of Two Share Classes

    May 22, 2015
    Google stock comes in two different flavors with different rights for shareholders.
  79. Can Mcdonalds Survive Against Fast Casual?

    May 21, 2015
    Can this fast food chain survive against fast casual competitors like Chipotle Mexican Grill?
  80. Which Dow Jones Stocks are Safe? Which are Risky?

    May 20, 2015
    In a situation where our sustained bull run could turn into a sell-off rather quickly, here are four somewhat safe Dow stocks ...
  81. Apple or Google: Which is the Better Bet?

    May 20, 2015
    Apple and Google have made many investors rich since the turn of the century. Which is more appealing going forward?
  82. Why Small Business Owners Need Financial Advisors

    May 19, 2015
    Small business owners are too busy to effectively manage their own money. That's why a financial advisor can be a big help. ...
  83. 3 Reasons Costco's Stock Could Rise

    May 19, 2015
    When you're dealing with a rapidly growing retailer like Costco (NASDAQ: COST), the factors that are likely to cause its ...
  84. How Apps Are Changing The World

    May 18, 2015
    Apps have allowed people to replace several pieces of tech with a single smartphone or tablet and have made the data from ...
  85. Portfolio Manager Minyi Chen On Why Certain Companies Are Likely ...

    May 18, 2015
    Minyi Chen, portfolio manager of AdvisorShares TrimTabs Float Shrink ETF (NYSE: TTFS) said he believes certain companies ...
  86. The 10 Richest Women In Tech & Media

    May 18, 2015
    These 10 women are the wealthiest in tech and media.
  87. Are Apple And Tesla Secret Partners?

    May 14, 2015
    Are two of the world's most important tech companies secretly connected in ways that have yet to be publicly announced? ...
  88. How Microsoft & Apple's Balance Sheets Compare

    May 13, 2015
    Looking at two iconic companies, Microsoft and Apple, whose balance is sheet is stronger and where?
  89. The 10 Richest Women In The United States

    May 12, 2015
    We provide an overview of America's 10 richest women, the sources of their wealth, and their professional and philanthropic ...
  90. Can You Invest in China's Huawei?

    May 12, 2015
    Have you heard of giant Chinese telecom maker Huawei? Here's what you need to know.
  91. Distinguish A Stock Price Correction With A Price Trend

    May 11, 2015
    We explain how you can use trend lines to help avoid market corrections.
  92. 7 Bankrupt Companies That Came Back

    May 11, 2015
    Bankruptcy is often the end of a company – until it isn't.
  93. Investing: How to Make Fast Money in Your 20s

    May 8, 2015
    In your 20s and want to maximize returns on your investments? Here's how. But be careful.
  94. How Internet-Connected Cars Work

    May 6, 2015
    With the rise of connected devices and wearable technology, even your car can connect to your digital life.
  95. Countries Most Affected By A Strong U.S. Dollar

    May 6, 2015
    The U.S. dollar is still the most important currency in the world. It's used for trade, foreign reserves, and as a substitute ...
  96. How Nasdaq Makes Money

    May 5, 2015
    NASDAQ provides a marketplace which offers money-making opportunities to investors. Investopedia explains how NASDAQ makes ...
  97. Could An Antitrust Investigation Destroy Google?

    May 5, 2015
    The European Commission is investigating Google's practices to see if the company is not playing fair. Investors should watch ...
  98. Why Netflix Content Is Different In Other Countries

    May 5, 2015
    In each country, Netflix offers different shows and movies, and your account will not work when moving between countries. ...
  99. How To Calculate Beta Of A Private Company

    May 5, 2015
    We explain two methods for calculating the beta of a private company.
  100. What Makes Apple Inc. So Valuable?

    May 4, 2015
    Apple is the most valuable company in the world by a landslide. How did it get there and will it stay on top?
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