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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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, ...
  4. 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?
  5. 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 ...
  6. Wall Street Takes On Apple And Google

    November 2, 2015
    Will Wall Street halt Silicon Valley's disruption march through industries?
  7. 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 ...
  8. The Biggest Companies in Silicon Valley (AAPL, GOOGL)

    October 30, 2015
    Understand what types of companies are the most successful in Silicon Valley. Learn about the top six largest Silicon Valley ...
  9. Pandora Frustrated With Spotify, Vice Versa

    October 28, 2015
    As technology has evolved, the landscape of the music industry has changed from radio broadcasts to mp3 and now streaming ...
  10. Tim Cook Leads Apple Into A Record-Breaking 2015 (AAPL)

    October 28, 2015
    Understand the differences between Tim Cook and Steve Jobs. Learn if the perceived differences makes Cook a good or bad leader ...
  11. Apple’s Profits Break a Record (AAPL)

    October 28, 2015
    On late Tuesday, Apple Inc. released its fourth quarter results that beat Wall Street expectations in terms of both revenues ...
  12. At Apple, The Year Of China (AAPL)

    October 28, 2015
    The big news in Apple's earnings yesterday was not increasing revenues. It was China's increasing importance to the company's ...
  13. How Does Apple Pay Work?

    October 27, 2015
    Apple Pay requires two things: an iPhone 6 or newer and your finger. Yet while millions have access to the digital wallet ...
  14. Apple to Report Earnings After Market Close

    October 27, 2015
    The portents for Apple Inc.'s earnings after market close today do not look good.
  15. High Hopes For Apple, Alibaba, Other Earnings This Week

    October 25, 2015
    It will be a busy week on the earnings front, with many blue chip companies reporting. Results from Apple are among the ...
  16. Starbucks and Fiat May Owe $34m Each in Back Taxes

    October 21, 2015
    Wednesday's decision by European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager may curb, if not ultimately put an end to, ...
  17. Cloud-High iPhone Prices: Impact Of The Cloud Tax (NFLX, AAPL)

    October 14, 2015
    The move by various state revenue departments to impose taxes on cloud-based services will make it more costly for users ...
  18. Steve Jobs Biography (AAPL)

    October 14, 2015
    Steve Jobs was an American businessman, an early proponent of personal computers and a cultural icon.
  19. The 5 Best Buy-and-Hold Tech Stocks (AAPL)

    October 14, 2015
    Read about the five technology stocks that long-term investors should consider buying and holding on to over the next 10-15 ...
  20. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Apple Stock (AAPL)

    October 13, 2015
    Read about the biggest risks facing Apple, Inc., and why AAPL investors should always be prepared for the day when the tech ...
  21. Why Declining PC Sales Is Not Bad News (AAPL, MSFT)

    October 12, 2015
    News of the death of the computer industry is premature: though PC sales continue to fall, new tablet hybrids are a bright ...
  22. Has Apple Finally Hit the Wall With the iPhone? (MSI, MSFT)

    October 9, 2015
    We look at how the iPhone has sold over its brief existence and what that means for the future of the smartphone market.
  23. Is It Time To Bet On The iPad Again?

    October 7, 2015
    Apple's focus on iPad has been fairly tepid these past few years. But, the iPad Pro was the centerpiece of the company's ...
  24. U.S. Trade Deficit Increases on Dollar, iPhone

    October 7, 2015
    The U.S. trade deficit rose to a five month high as exports dried up on account of the strong U.S. dollar.
  25. EU Court Nullifies “Safe Harbor” Pact, Disrupts Data Flow (AAPL, ...

    October 6, 2015
    In a major blow to 4,500 U.S. data/cloud services companies including Facebook and Apple, the European Union’s highest court ...
  26. Why Advisors Must Create a Mobile Strategy NOW (AAPL, GOOG)

    October 5, 2015
    Mobile devices will replace laptops and desktops. Financial advisors must deal with this revolution to ensure their marketing ...
  27. Austin Set to Rival Silicon Valley (GOOG, AAPL)

    October 5, 2015
    Over the years, Austin, Texas has lovingly embraced its quirky reputation with the slogan “Keep Austin Weird.” Today, the ...
  28. These Industries Have The Most Illiquid Stocks (CAJ, ACCO)

    September 29, 2015
    U.S. equity markets are vast and highly liquid, but a few sectors have failed to attract substantial capital.
  29. More Volatility Ahead

    September 29, 2015
    Yesterday started the week with a dose of fear as the VIX shot up by almost 17 percent. The index has been consistently trending ...
  30. The Importance Of Tracking The Whisper Number (AAPL, FB)

    September 28, 2015
    Don't let the name fool you: Whisper numbers are making themselves heard. Here's why you should be paying attention.
  31. Countries With The Highest & Lowest Corporate Tax Rates (AAPL, ...

    September 28, 2015
    The United States is No. 2 in the world for its high corporate tax rate. There are ways around paying it, and many nations ...
  32. How SeatGeek Works and Makes Money (AAPL)

    September 22, 2015
    SeatGeek utilizes sophisticated tools and proprietary technology, helping event goers understand ticket prices and obtain ...
  33. Volatility and VW Problems Roil Stocks

    September 22, 2015
    The auto industry got a couple of shocks yesterday when German manufacturer Volkswagen's confessed to cheating on emissions ...
  34. Dr Dre Biography

    September 21, 2015
    Andre Romelle Young, more popularly known as Dr. Dre, is an entrepreneur, music producer and rapper from California.
  35. Box Revenue Gains Not Enough For Investors

    September 17, 2015
    Despite fitting more revenue in its coffers, shares of Box (NYSE: BOX) stock are down over 6% since reporting second quarter ...
  36. How To Set Fibonacci Retracement Levels (AAPL, DAL)

    September 16, 2015
    Build Fibonacci retracement and extension grids to identify hidden support and resistance levels that may come into play ...
  37. All Eyes on These Triangle Patterns

    September 14, 2015
    After the late August sell off these stocks are consolidating and poised for another aggressive move. Here's what to watch ...
  38. These Sector ETFs Could Shine After A Rate Hike

    September 11, 2015
    No one seems to know exactly when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates. It could happen next week, maybe later this ...
  39. The Psychology Behind Why People Buy Luxury Goods

    September 11, 2015
    Luxury goods are a great example of how irrational we can be; a decent and sturdy handbag can be purchased for $50, yet people ...
  40. Why Apple's Presentation Fell Flat

    September 10, 2015
    Shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) were higher by 2 percent Thursday morning. Apple's Wednesday presentation fell "flatter ...
  41. Japan up 8%, Apple on Tap

    September 9, 2015
    Market volatility continues, only this time with near-record moves to the upside.
  42. 10 Major Companies Tied to the Apple Supply Chain (AAPL)

    September 3, 2015
    Apple has one of the best supply-chain models. Here are some of the top businesses involved, and the benefits and challenges ...
  43. Netflix Stock Tumbling (NFLX, AAPL)

    September 3, 2015
    Shares of Netflix, the popular video streaming service provider, plunged by roughly 13% in the week starting August 31, 2 ...
  44. 4 Mutual Funds that Hold Apple Stock (AAPL, FCNTX)

    September 2, 2015
    Discover mutual funds offering the most substantial percentage of holdings in Apple, Inc. stock that investors can use to ...
  45. Viacom and Time Warner Bow to Compton Biopic (AAPL, CMCSA)

    August 20, 2015
    The N.W.A. biopic "Straight Outta Compton" shot up the box office last weekend, pulling in more than $60 million for Universal ...
  46. Startup Analysis: How Much Is Spotify Worth? (AAPL)

    August 20, 2015
    Learn about the private company Spotify and how it has achieved success. Understand the company's most recent valuation and ...
  47. JC Penney Recovers from Marketing Missteps (JCP, M)

    August 18, 2015
    An analysis of how JC Penney's misguided marketing strategies caused its stock to fall from $80 to $8 per share.
  48. Will Tech Stocks Survive Higher Interest Rates? (AAPL, GOOG)

    August 17, 2015
    Learn why large tech companies such as Apple and Google are likely to not be impacted by interest rate increases, but newer ...
  49. If You Had Invested Right After Google's IPO

    August 13, 2015
    Find out more about how much money you would have if you invested $1,000 in Google Incorporated right after its initial public ...
  50. Everything You Need To Know About Retail Earnings...Before They ...

    August 12, 2015
    As we approach the end of earnings season, investor attention turns toward retailer reports. Many will focus on big department ...
  51. The Right Way To Set Up Your Trading Screens

    August 12, 2015
    Well-organized trading screens sum up intraday market action, breaking it into digestible bites that can speed up complex ...
  52. Use Monthly Charts, Get Better Investment Results (AAPL, PEP)

    August 12, 2015
    Investors can increase profits with monthly charts that gauge the progress of open positions.
  53. 8 Justifications For Sky-high CEO Salaries (AAPL, GE)

    August 12, 2015
    Why are CEO salaries so astronomically high? There may be more to the story than you think.
  54. Why Robo-Advisors Might Not Last as Independents (AAPL, SPY)

    August 12, 2015
    Robo-advisors are likely here to stay. But will the current crop of start ups get swallowed by big players?
  55. How Funds, ETFs Can Be Riskier than You Thought

    August 12, 2015
    Here's why it's important to pay attention to the underlying holdings in ETFs and mutual funds and how they impact overall ...
  56. Venture Capitalist

    August 10, 2015
    An investor who either provides capital to startup ventures or supports small companies that wish to expand but do not have ...
  57. J.C. Penney Poaching From Home Depot and Target (HD, JCP)

    August 7, 2015
    J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) announced two new hires this week, going back to the well of talent it dipped into previously to ...
  58. If You Had Invested Right After Apple's IPO

    August 7, 2015
    Learn about how much a $1,000 investment in shares of Apple Incorporated would be worth if you invested at its initial public ...
  59. What's Next After Apple’s (AAPL) Big Drop?

    August 6, 2015
    What does the future hold for Apple following the recent drop of its stock?
  60. 7 Entrepreneurs Who Became Successful in their 20s (FB, YHOO)

    August 5, 2015
    Understand how entrepreneurs can come from any age group. Learn about seven entrepreneurs who reached success and fame in ...
  61. Advisors: Use Tech to Attract, Retain Clients

    August 5, 2015
    Investors want an investment approach that blends technology and the human touch. Therefore, financial advisors should embrace ...
  62. Top 4 Venture Capital Investors and Firms (AAPL, YHOO)

    August 5, 2015
    Understand what it is that venture capital firms do, the purpose they serve for new businesses and discover some of the top-ranked ...
  63. Apple's New Siri Feature (That Google Had First) Could Be Popular, ...

    August 4, 2015
    Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is reportedly developing a new voicemail service that will use Siri to transcribe messages. Analysts ...
  64. The Top 3 ETFs For Investing in the Russell 200 Index (IWL, IWY)

    August 3, 2015
    Learn about three ETFs that track the Russell Top 200 Index and how these ETFs have a very high correlation with the S&P ...
  65. Are Stock Buybacks Always Good for Shareholders?

    August 3, 2015
    Stock buyback programs aren't always done with the interests of shareholders in mind. It's important to try to understand ...
  66. Outstanding Shares

    August 3, 2015
    A company's stock currently held by all its shareholders, including share blocks held by institutional investors and restricted ...
  67. Will Jack Dorsey Save Twitter? (TWTR, FB)

    July 31, 2015
    Product visionary and co-founder Jack Dorsey may be the catalyst to turn Twitter's fortunes around if he is retained as permanent ...
  68. Nike Settles Class Action Lawsuit over FuelBand (NKE, AAPL)

    July 31, 2015
    Nike (NYSE: NKE) may have stopped making new versions of its FuelBand fitness tracker, but that has not ended its headaches ...
  69. Do Stock Splits Cause Volatility?

    July 30, 2015
    Since stock splits decrease the stock price, do they also increase volatility because shares are traded in smaller increments? ...
  70. How China's Lenovo Makes Money

    July 30, 2015
    Lenovo has emerged as one of China's most renowned multinational corporations. We examine the strategy and business model ...
  71. Is Lenovo A True Disruptor Of The Laptop Industry?

    July 30, 2015
    Lenovo has cut costs, taken market share from top competitors and caters to both consumers and institutions, but is it a ...
  72. Dividend Versus Buyback: Which Is Better? (AAPL)

    July 30, 2015
    Companies reward their shareholders in two main ways--by paying dividends or buying back shares. An increasing number of ...
  73. Microsoft's Game of Catch-Up With The Dow

    July 30, 2015
    Microsoft (MSFT) underperformed the Dow Jones Industrial Average during the 2002 to 2007 bull market, but it has played catch-up ...
  74. Smartphone "Flagship Killers" Coming After Apple And Samsung ...

    July 30, 2015
    Learn why flagship killers such as OnePlus and Xiaomi have the potential to become the first legitimate competition faced ...
  75. Is there a difference between financial spread betting and arbitrage? ...

    July 30, 2015
    Find out more about financial spread betting, arbitrage and the differences between financial spread betting and the arbitrage ...
  76. Why We Need Antitrust Laws (MSFT, AAPL)

    July 29, 2015
    A look at antitrust laws in the United States and the many anticompetitive practices they safeguard against.
  77. DCF Vs. Comparables: Which One To Use

    July 29, 2015
    DCF and Comparables models are widely used in equity valuation. We explain the pros and cons of each method.
  78. Is Pandora Set For A Rebound?

    July 29, 2015
    Pandora stock is showing signs of a rebound. The beaten-down stock has picked up after the release of 2Q '15 results and ...
  79. Are These the 10 Best Stocks in the World?

    July 29, 2015
    Most of the top 10 stocks in the world have performed exceptionally well over the past several years. Here's a look at their ...
  80. Looking To The Mega Caps For Strength

    July 29, 2015
    Increased volatility is making it difficult to find areas of strength in the market. Even utilities are breaking below key ...
  81. How does a forward contract differ from a call option? (AAPL)

    July 29, 2015
    Find out more about forward contracts, call options, the mechanics of these financial instruments and the difference between ...
  82. 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, ...
  83. 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 ...
  84. 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 ...
  85. 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 ...
  86. No, Jet.com Is Not a Threat to Wal-Mart (WMT, AAPL)

    July 27, 2015
    Whether retail behemoth Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) can successfully gain traction with its turnaround remains to be seen, but ...
  87. 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.
  88. 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 ...
  89. 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? ...
  90. 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 ...
  91. 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? ...
  92. Building An Effective Watch List

    July 21, 2015
    An effective watch list will uncover opportunities missed by other traders, fund managers and market timers.
  93. 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 ...
  94. 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.
  95. 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?
  96. Samsung Announces the Galaxy Tab S2 (SSNLF, AAPL)

    July 20, 2015
    Samsung (NASDAQOTH: SSNLF) recently unveiled its new 8" and 9.7" Galaxy Tab S2 tablets. The company claims that the two ...
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. 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.
  100. Fitbit: The New Darling of Wall Street (AAPL, MS)

    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, ...
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